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Donna L. Egenlauf

November 26, 2021 |

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

Donna L. Egenlauf, age 88, of Port Vue, died November 24, 2021, at UPMC McKeesport. Born July 4, 1933, in Irwin, she was the daughter of the late Cloyd Carothers and Anna Newmeyer and the wife of the late Michael A. Egenlauf.
Donna retired from the Hamilton Hills Personal Care, where she worked as a CNA for many years. She also worked at the former Eastland Mall in the Public Relations Department. She was also known as "The lady who ran the Train," loving all the kids that came to ride. She was a former member of both the Liberty Presbyterian Church and Linway United Presbyterian Church. Donna enjoyed camping and baking. Although, her greatest joy was spending time with her family and hosting family parties. Her motto was always, "the more, the merrier!"
Donna is survived by her children, Michael F. Egenlauf of Glassport, Roy A. Egenlauf of McKeesport, Maryann Hornfeck of Port Vue, Gary J. (Annette) Egenlauf of Weirton, WV, Darlene (Roach) Richel of Port Vue, James (Kimberly) Egenlauf of North Versailles, Connie (Randy) Quiggle of Port Vue; many grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; also many nieces and nephews.

 
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Paul Matthew Vrabel

November 24, 2021 |

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

Paul Matthew Vrabel, age 65, of McKeesport, formerly Pleasant Hills, died November 23, 2021. Born January 10, 1956, in Clairton, Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late Albert J. and Ann Carole (Humenik) Vrabel.

 
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John J. Gatchie

November 22, 2021 |

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

John J. Gatchie, age 70, a lifelong resident of McKeesport, passed away peacefully on November 20, 2021, at UPMC McKeesport Hospital with his daughter Beth and his girlfriend Debbie by his side. He was born March 13, 1951, in McKeesport, the son of the late John Sr. and Catherine (Coulter) Gatchie. John was a United States Army Veteran who proudly served his country and in his early years, worked as a bricklayer/construction worker. Later in life, he worked for and retired from the City of McKeesport Parks and Recreation Department. John was a member of several organizations, including the AMVETS, 11th Ward Club, PNA, various American Legion Posts, the Moose Club, the VFW, and the Polaris Lodge No. 375. John had a passion for music and had an impressive collection of records that he would always play. He took great joy in teaching his granddaughters how to use the record player. He was known to always have the window open and the music volume up so all the neighbors could share that love of music with him. He enjoyed relaxing on his porch and welcoming his neighbor’s cat “Sid” to keep him company. Most importantly, John was a family man and spent a lot of time with his daughter, Beth, and granddaughters Kayla and Jenna. He was a man who was always willing to lend a helping hand to anybody in need, and he will truly be missed.

 
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Paul A. Ball, Jr.

November 16, 2021 |

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

Paul A. Ball, Jr., age 43, of McKeesport, died November 11, 2021, at home. Born October 20, 1978, in Pittsburgh, Paul was the son of Paul A. Sr. and Vivian (Knight) Ball. Paul was formerly a cook at both Houlihan's Restaurant and The Cheesecake Factory. He also previously worked at Mifflin Estates in the maintenance department. Paul enjoyed shooting darts, football, visits to the casino, and gaming at home. He is survived by his children, Kayla M. Ball of Irwin, Shania L. Yarris of West Mifflin, Erynn N. Ball of North Carolina, Aleysia L. Ball of Dravosburg, Camren J. Brady of McKees Rocks, Alonna J. Ball of West Mifflin, Brandon Ball of Elizabeth, and Tokyo M. Ball of McKeesport; granddaughters Raelyn Starek, and Alura Jacobs; sisters Henrietta M. Ball, and Felicia A. Ball; grandmother, Henrietta Young; also many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews; great-nieces and nephews; and cousins. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Azzie Ball; grandparents, Lauro and Azzie Knight.

 
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Anthony J. Walsh

November 15, 2021 |

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

Anthony J. Walsh, age 83, of Port Vue, died November 14, 2021, at UPMC McKeesport Hospital.  Born December 5, 1937, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Francis and Sarah (White) Walsh and the loving husband of Beverly (Kritikos) Walsh for 57 years.  Anthony retired from CP Industries as a millwright and also worked for U.S. Steel.  He enjoyed golfing and bowling, especially in leagues with his co-workers from CPI.  Anthony cherished time spent with his family during their Ocean City vacations.  He was a proud father and grandfather relishing Tony's musical talents, Sheila's accomplishments, and his grandsons for all graduating from college.
In addition to his wife, Anthony is also survived by children, Sheila Walsh and Tony Walsh; grandchildren, Derek Walsh, Tyler Walsh, and Chase Klingensmith; a brother, Edward Walsh and also survived by nieces and nephews.  The visitation and burial will be private.  Arrangements were entrusted to Willig Funeral Home & Crematory.  Condolences and memories may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com.
Charles Danforth, Supervisor

 


Daniel S. Vrabel

November 11, 2021 |

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

Daniel S. Vrabel, age 70, of Elizabeth Twp., died November 9, 2021. Born September 15, 1951, in Clairton, PA, he was the son of the late Albert J. and  Ann Carole (Humenik) Vrabel and the husband of Sally (Evans) Kail.
Daniel was a graduate of Clairton High School, received his Bachelor's Degree from Duquesne University, and a Master's Degree in Education from Tennessee State. He was a Radiologic Engineer for Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory. He also worked as a Russian translator and was an accomplished guitarist. Once retired, he and Sally moved to Tennessee where spent his free time playing tennis for a league, and was known for having a high amateur rating. Daniel also enjoyed golfing and spending time with friends, family and beloved dog Rosie.
Daniel is survived by his siblings, Victor, Vivian, Carole, Therese, Albert, Valerie, Paul,Celeste, Clare; and many nieces, nephews, including Derek Vrabel, a nephew with whom Daniel was very close.
In addition to his parents, Daniel was also preceded in death by his brother, Tim Vrabel.
Arrangements were entrusted to Willig Funeral Home & Crematory.             
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com
Charles Danforth, Supervisor.

 


August Gabris

November 08, 2021 |

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

August Gabris, age 94, of McKeesport, died October 29, 2021, at Sycamore Estates.  Born March 7, 1927, in Snowden, he was the son of the late Joseph and Stella (McMillen) Gabris.  
August retired from U.S. Steel and also had a side business in roofing, siding, and painting.
August is survived by a son, Gary (Sheila Wallace) Gabris.  He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Sandra Feltz.
Family and friends will be received at Willig Funeral Home & Crematory on Saturday, November 13, 2021, from noon until the time of the memorial service at 1 p.m.  Condolences and memories may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com.
Charles Danforth, Supervisor.

 


James P. Kilroy

November 08, 2021 |

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

James P. Kilroy, age 62, of Duquesne, formerly of McKeesport, died November 4, 2021, at Washington Hospital.  Born May 27, 1959, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Jack Kilroy and raised by his mother and loving stepfather Alfred and Louise (Gallagher) Belpuliti.
James enjoyed oil painting, playing the drums, and cooking.
He is survived by children, Nicole Sirvent and Lacey; Grandchildren Jayden Sirvent, and Landen Ballard, siblings, Donnie (Louann) White, of AZ, Linda (Bill) Schneider, of SC, Kathy (Butch) Toth, of McKeesport, Peggy (Arthur) Williams, of McKeesport, Jackie (Carl) Benko, of Liberty Borough, and Lamont (Courtney) Belpuliti, of Glassport and many nieces and nephews. Arrangements were entrusted to Willig Funeral Home & Crematory.  Condolences and memories may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com.
Charles Danforth, Supervisor.

 


Joyce Irene Philipp

November 05, 2021 |

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

Joyce Irene Philipp, age 53, of Harrisburg, died October 27, 2021, at Ortenzio Heart Center, of Camp Hill, PA. Born September 28, 1968, in Jeannette, she was the daughter of the late Edward Otto and Alice Marie (Harvey) Philipp.
Joyce was an in-home caregiver before her disability would no longer allow her to do so. She enjoyed cooking and sharing recipes on her Facebook page. Joyce found her true happiness in spending time with her grandchildren.
She is survived by her children, Ashley Marie Philipp and April Nicole Brown of Harrisburg; grandchildren, Edward and Ember Rose; sisters, Julie (Bryan) Inks of Somerset, and Donna (Jason) Weighley of Pittsburgh; also nieces and nephews.
Arrangements were entrusted to Willig Funeral Home & Crematory.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com.
Chuck Danforth, Supervisor

 


Lauro Knight

November 02, 2021 |

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

Lauro Knight, age 91, of  McKeesport, PA, died October 30, 2021. Born February 28, 1930, in Cedar Springs, AL, he was the son of the late Richard and Katherine (Shorter) Knight and the husband of the late Azzie (Jackson) Knight.
Lauro was retired from the City of Pittsburgh, where he worked in the Sanitation department. He was a member of Union #178 Public Works. He spent his free time watching football and other sports. Lauro also enjoyed playing cards, trips to the casino, and watching old westerns.
Lauro is survived by sons, Ulysses Knight, Earl Knight, and "Eddie" James Knight; daughters, Donna Knight, Vivian (Paul) Ball, Vivin Mills, Katherine Parr, and Dorothy Knight; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren, brother, Richard Knight; also many nieces and nephews; and long time friend, Dorothy Cornish.

 
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William L. "Woody" Woodworth

November 02, 2021 |

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

William L. “Woody” Woodworth, age 74, of McKeesport, died October 31, 2021, at home. Born January 9, 1947, in McKeesport, Woody was a son of the late Lawrence and Louise (Kugler) Woodworth-Hickman. Woody retired as an electrician with 20 years of employment at the Westinghouse Atomic Plant.  He proudly served his country in Vietnam as a U.S. Marine and was a member of White Oak American Legion, Post #701. An enthusiast of 1950’s movies and all Westerns, he also enjoyed Pittsburgh Doo Wop concerts, watching all Pittsburgh sports teams, and building model vehicles. Woody loved his pets and animals of all kinds. The most important thing to Woody was the time he got to spend with his grandchildren and his weekly visits with his sister.

 
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Stanley T. Mitchell

November 02, 2021 |

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

Stanley T. Mitchell, age 69, of McKeesport, died October 27, 2021, at UPMC McKeesport. Born May 25, 1952, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Howard and Valerie (Mitchell) Mitchell and the husband of Renea (Naylor) Mitchell.

Stanley was a fun-loving family man. He enjoyed his free time spent fishing and watching baseball and basketball. He was also an avid Steeler's fan. Stanley served in the Marines during the Vietnam War.

Stanley is survived by his sons; Stanley D. Mitchell, Shelbe Mitchell, Jeremie Mitchell, Dane Mitchell, Lavelle Mitchell, and daughter; Jazmine Mitchell.  He is also survived by 29 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Along with his children and grandchildren, Stanley is survived by brothers; Howard Mitchell, Bertrum Mitchell, and Clyde Mitchell, and sisters; Etta Bull, Gail Mitchell, and Denise McCoy.

He was also preceded in death by his daughter; Natasha Demery, sister; Pamela Mitchell, and brother; Clifford Mitchell.

A Memorial Service will be held on December 4, 2021 at 1 p.m., at River City Church of Glassport. Memorial Contributions are suggested to River City Church of Glassport. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com.
Charles Danforth, Supervisor.

 


Harry Herbert Howard

November 02, 2021 |

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

Harry Herbert Howard, age 85 of Glassport, died October 30, 2021, at UPMC McKeesport. Born September 13, 1936, in Buffalo, NY, he was the son of the late Arthur Leroy and Ruth Louise (Geisler) Howard.

Harry retired as a truck driver after many years, then went back to work for Goodwill Industries. He was a United States Air Force veteran during peacetime. Harry was an artist, enjoying woodworking, creating clocks, sculptures, and gifts for his family. He was a loving, kind-hearted man who would do anything for anyone.

Harry is survived by his children, Patti (Eric) McGauley, Frank (Christina) Howard, Robert (Debra) Howard, Dennis Howard, and Ronald Howard; step-children, Tammy Mason, Tina Sullivan and Patricia Rice; 16 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; partner, Donna Dewalt; former wife, Kathy Howard; sister-in-law, Joy Howard, and nephew, Shaun Howard.

In addition to his parents, Harry was preceded in death by his brother Arthur and third wife, Sandy Howard.
Family and friends will be received at Willig Funeral Home & Crematory on Thursday, November 4, 2021, from 4 to 7 p.m.

Condolences and memories may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com Supervisor, Charles Danforth

 


George W. Will

November 01, 2021 |

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

 

George W. Will, age 89, of Gibsonia, formerly of Elizabeth Twp., died October 28, 2021, at the Good Samaritan Hospice House in Wexford.  Born June 7, 1932, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late William and Christine Will.  George served in the United States Army and was a Veteran of the Korean War.  He worked for the Plain Grove Sand & Gravel Company, where he was a Weigh Master.  He was a lifetime member of the Evangelical Congregational Church of McKeesport, an avid fisherman, a birdwatcher, and also was a volunteer with Meals on Wheels for 25 years. George is survived by a daughter, Melissa Dunn; cousins Dorothy Phillips, Norma Puckey, Vaughn Puckey, Jean Pope, George Will, and David Will. He was also preceded in death by an aunt, Christine (Gertrude) Will.  A memorial service will be held at Evangelical Congregational Church in McKeesport on Friday, November 5, 2021, at 11 a.m.  Arrangements were entrusted to Willig Funeral Home & Crematory.  Condolences and memories may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com. Memorial contributions are suggested to Evangelical Congregational Church 312 Olive St. McKeesport, PA 15132.
 Charles Danforth, Supervisor.

 


Denise A. Zeman

October 19, 2021 |

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

Denise A. Zeman, age 70, of North Huntingdon, died October 12, 2021.  Born August 19, 1951, in Elizabeth, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mae Eger and the wife of the late Wayne Zeman.  
Denise was a 1969 graduate of Elizabeth Forward High School and then would attend Waynesburg University.  After college, she would further her education at the McKeesport Hospital Radiology School and worked at the hospital as a Radiology Technician for 25 years until her retirement.  She always enjoyed going to dinner and karaoke.  Even though she never sang at karaoke, she laughed and had a great time watching her friends sing.  Denise was a member of the former McKeesport Turners, a social member of the White Oak American Legion, and the Versailles Croatian Club.  She is survived by her companion Fred Ringel; good friend Norma Shand and many close friends.  Family and friends will be received at Willig Funeral Home & Crematory on Thursday, October 21, 2021, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.  The funeral service will be held on Friday, October 22, 2021, at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Burial will follow at Long Run Cemetery.  Condolences and memories may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the White Oak Animal Safe Haven 2295 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131.  Charles Danforth, Supervisor.

 

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