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Joseph A. Gricar

November 19, 2020 |

By Willig Funeral Home | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Joseph A. Gricar, age 62, of Versailles, died November 17, 2020, at UPMC McKeesport.  Born May 15, 1958, in McKeesport, he was the son of the Matilda (Como) Gricar and the late Frank Gricar.  Joseph was a lifetime member of the Versailles Boro. Volunteer Fire Department where he was a past Chief and President.  He retired from the Allegheny County Jail and was also a Pennsylvania State Constable.  He was a third degree master Mason at the John A. Brashear Lodge 743 and a member of the Sons of Italy in Glassport.

 
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Shawn J. Jones

November 19, 2020 |

By Willig Funeral Home | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Shawn J. Jones, age 58, of Millville, NJ, died November 10, 2020, at home. Born February 2, 1962, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Marvin Jones, Sr. and Henrietta B. Gregory-Jones.

 
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Kenneth L. Goldsworthy

November 17, 2020 |

By Willig Funeral Home | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Kenneth L. Goldsworthy, age 67, of Elizabeth, died November 13, 2020, at home. Born February 8, 1953, in Glassport, he was the son of the late Palmer and Helen (Mordecki) Goldsworthy and the husband of Nancy (Valecko) Goldsworthy for 43 years.  Ken was retired from Sears Home Improvements, where he was a construction foreman.

 
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Norma J. Geissler

November 16, 2020 |

By Willig Funeral Home | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Norma J. Geissler, age 82, of Port Vue, formerly of Christy Park, died November 12, 2020, at Jefferson Hospital. Born July 30, 1938, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Helen (Ornowski) Tatar and the wife of the late Donald Geissler.

Norma was a retired administrative assistant in the health care industry. She was a member of Mary, Mother of God Parish. Norma enjoyed shopping and will always be remembered for her famous "stuffed cabbage rolls." Her greatest joy was the time she spent with her family.

 
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Robert E. Younge

November 16, 2020 |

By Willig Funeral Home | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Robert E. Younge, age 82, of Elizabeth, died November 13, 2020, at home. Born July 13, 1938, in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of the late John and Anna (Monaghan) Younge and the husband of the late Geraldine Marie (Zuger) Younge.

 
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Mary E. Hammon

November 12, 2020 |

By Willig Funeral Home | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Mary E. Hammon, age 85, of Clairton, died November 10, 2020 at the Seneca Place Nursing Home.  Born July 20, 1935, in Duquesne, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Logo) Evanko.
Mary had worked as a personal caretaker and a part time beautician. She was a member of the Dormition of the Blessed Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox Church. In her younger years, she danced with the Tamburitzans. Mary enjoyed traveling to the west coast and Canada. She was true animal lover, especially her pet poodle, Pepe.
Mary is survived by sister, Dorothy (Evanko) Hrabosky of West Mifflin; nieces and nephew and great nieces and great nephews. She was also preceded in death by brother, John Evanko, Sr. and nephew, John Evanko, Jr.
Interment will be on Friday, November 13, 2020, 1 p.m. at Jefferson Memorial Park. Arrangements entrusted to Willig Funeral Home & Crematory.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com.  Chris Odasso, Owner.

 


Ada Doty

November 09, 2020 |

By Willig Funeral Home | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Ada Doty, age 91, of White Oak, died November 3, 2020 at Kane Community Living Center in McKeesport. Born July 5, 1929, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Earle and Bertha (Phipps) Wiles.  Ada worked at McKeesport Hospital for over 43 years as a switchboard operator and then for Walmart in West Mifflin in the fitting rooms. She was a lifetime member of St. John Lutheran Church in McKeesport and an Auxiliary member of the White Oak American Legion Post 701.

 
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Marcia Ann Haidle

November 09, 2020 |

By Willig Funeral Home | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Marcia Ann Haidle, age 61, of North Versailles, died November 6, 2020, at Kane Community Hospital of McKeesport. Born August 13, 1959, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Bert and Annette (Muhalsky) Feyes and the wife of Sam Haidle for over 35 years.
Marcia dedicated her life to caring for her home and family. She was a member of Community Life of McKeesport. Marcia enjoyed helping her husband DJ and the time they spent together. Her greatest joy was caring for her pets, or her "Baby's" as she referred to them, Jada, Onyx, Tu-tone, and Inky.

 
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Susan F. Yule

November 07, 2020 |

By Willig Funeral Home | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Susan F. Yule, age 62 of Glassport, died November 4, 2020, at Jefferson Hospital. Born December 28, 1957, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late James and Florence (Jasinski) Yule.

 
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Deborah A. Shaffer

October 30, 2020 |

By Willig Funeral Home | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Deborah (Chovanec) Shaffer, 61, of Latrobe, died Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, at home. Born June 3, 1959, in the Mon Valley, she was the daughter of Edward Chovanec and the late Patricia Alverez, and the wife of the late Jeffrey Shaffer. Deborah enjoyed volunteering her time at the Greensburg Care Center. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and tending to her numerous flower gardens. She also had a lottery scratch-off ticket with her or around the house, always looking for a winner.

 
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Ann E. Elms

October 29, 2020 |

By Willig Funeral Home | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Ann E. Elms, age 98, of Beaver Falls, formerly of Liberty Borough, died October 27, 2020, at Cambridge Village.  Born November 13, 1921, in Monongahela, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Mary Cherry and the wife of the late John W. Elms.  Ann was retired from Daughtery Tool and Die and was a member of Park Baptist Church.  She loved to bake and was famous for her cookies and candy.  She enjoyed traveling with her daughter and family to the beach, New York City, and Disney World.

 
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Richard R. Kugler, Jr.

October 27, 2020 |

By Willig Funeral Home | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Richard R. Kugler Jr., age 73, of North Huntingdon, died October 23, 2020, at home. Born March 1, 1947, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Richard R. Kugler and Mary Loretta (Barry) Kugler and the husband of Deena L. Kugler for 38 years.Richard was a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era and was awarded a Purple Heart. He was a retired Millwright from SMS Tech Service. Richard was a member of St. Agnes Church in Irwin. He was an avid fisherman and hunter and especially enjoyed going to Whites Creek. He loved spending time with his grandchildren, and they were his world. Richard had the biggest heart and was truly a great man.

 
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Charles J. Nemes, Jr.

October 23, 2020 |

By Willig Funeral Home | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Charles J. Nemes, Jr., age 53, of McKeesport, died October 9, 2020, at UPMC McKeesport. Born September 20, 1967, he was the son of the late Charles J. and Shirley (Dreer) Nemes, Sr.
Charles worked as an auto mechanic and loved working on cars.
Charles is survived by sister, Charlene Jefferson of McKeesport; brother, John Snyder of Altoona; many nieces and nephews.
Arrangements were entrusted to Willig Funeral Home & Crematory.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com.
Chris Odasso, owner

 


Gladys Szymela

October 20, 2020 |

By Willig Funeral Home | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Gladys Szymela, age 93, of McKeesport, died October 19, 2020, at Mount Vernon of Elizabeth.  She was born February 10, 1927 in Brdov, Poland to Piotra and Eleonor Czyzewska. Gladys worked at McKeesport Hospital in Housekeeping for 25 years.  She also loved to exercise and would go to the gym and walk for hours.  She is survived by children, Victor (Vickey) Szymela and Helen (the late Dr. Harry) Lanazue; grandchildren, Andrew, Lorie, Victoria, Angela, and Leslie and nine great-grandchildren.  Arrangements were entrusted to Willig Funeral Home & Crematory.  Condolences and memories may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com.  Chris Odasso, Owner.

 


Florence (Nicora) Irwin

October 19, 2020 |

By Willig Funeral Home | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Florence (Nicora) Irwin, peacefully accepted the Lord’s hand for eternal life in the comforts of her home, surrounded by her loving family. Born in McKeesport, PA. on March 28, 1934, she was the proud daughter of the late Peter and Mary Nicora. Flo was a loving and caring wife and mother to her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

 
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