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Larry Knight, Jr.

March 05, 2021 |

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

Larry Knight, Jr., age 68, of Washington, PA, formerly of the North Side of Pittsburgh, died March 3, 2021, at Montefiore Medical Center. Born February 23, 1953, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of Lauro and the late Azzie Lee (Jackson) Knight.

Larry last worked at Shop-N-Save, in Washington, where he worked in the prepared foods department. He also worked for the Salvation army in North Side of Pittsburgh. He served in the US Marine Corps. during peacetime. Larry was a member of the Life Church of Washington, where he was a choir member. He enjoyed reading, cooking, and singing.

 
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Joyce VanSickle

March 04, 2021 |

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

Joyce Lynne VanSickle, age 59, of McKeesport, PA, formerly of Welch, WV, died Sunday, February 28th, at UPMC McKeesport Hospital.  Born July 29, 1961, in Welch, WV, she was the daughter of the late Mildred (nèe Jarrett) and Robert Fain.  Joyce was a nurse and worked primarily in West Virginia.  She always enjoyed art and poetry and had a lifelong love of owls.  She is survived by children Ricci Smith, Matthew Smith (wife Johanna), and River Davis (husband Jeremy); grandchildren, Simon Smith, Liam Smith, Joseph Smith, Alexis Worrel, Mauricio Davis, Carabeth Davis, Chloe Davis, and Caleb Davis; siblings, RJ “June” Nanz, Kathy Bardeen, Robert Fain, Jr., and Janice Rotenberry.

 
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Nick C. Coban

March 02, 2021 |

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

Nick Clarence Coban, age 90, of McKeesport, died February 28, 2021, at UPMC McKeesport. Born March 24, 1930, in Versailles Borough, he was the son of the late Anthony and Pauline (Selac) Coban and the husband of Eleanor (Holden) Coban for 66 beautiful years.

Nick retired from EQT as a crew leader and was a Korean War Army-Aircore Veteran. He was a member of the Eleventh Ward Club, Croatian Club in Versailles, and a former member of Sacred Heart Church. He was an avid tennis player and softball player all the way into his 80's. Nick was an outdoors-man and spent a lot of his time either in his garden growing tomatoes, hiking, fishing, or hunting.

 
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William D. Craft, Jr.

February 26, 2021 |

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

William D. Craft, Jr., age 84, of McKeesport, formerly of Duquesne, died February 19, 2021, at home. Born January 22, 1937, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late William D. Sr. and (Thelma) Craft and companion, Terry Kugler.

William was a retired truck driver for Matlack Inc. He enjoyed motorcycles, especially Harley Davidson. William loved animals and volunteered at a wildlife refuge in Florida, where he worked with exotic animals.

 
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Richard M. (Dick) Grace

February 18, 2021 |

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

Richard M. (Dick) Grace, age 90, of McKeesport, died February 16, 2021, at home.  Born June 27, 1930, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late John and Catherine (Coughlin) Grace and the loving husband of Marianne (Bodnar) Grace for 63 years.  Dick worked for US Steel National Works as a crane repairman for 30 years. He was an active member of United Steel Workers Union Local 1408. He served as a Grievance Man, Vice President and President of Local 1408 from 1979 to 1985.  He retired in 1987 and then worked for the United Steelworkers Dislocated Worker Program and was President of Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees (SOAR).

 
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Alicia L. Wright

February 17, 2021 |

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

Alicia L. Wright, age 47, of New Kensington, died February 10, 2021, at home. Born August 25, 1973, in New Kensington, she was the daughter of the late Alfred Jackson and Effie Mae Wright.

Alicia worked as a CNA and with Action Housing helping the homeless. She is survived by her children, Tyler Wright, Jalisa Evans, Tyvon Wright, and Tymere McCarthy-Wright; grandchildren, Taylor, Alicia, Aymere, Shakeem, Selia, Ryan, Ky'Mere, and Layla; siblings, Crystal, Felicia, Rosalyn, DeeDee, and Ebony; also many nieces and nephews.

 
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Rose Supansic

February 16, 2021 |

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

Rose Supansic, age 97, of McKeesport, died February 16, 2021, at home.  Born January 30, 1924, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Mary (White) Schaffner and wife of the late Alvin Supansic.  Rose was a Rosie Riveter during World War II.  She was a member of Mary, Mother of God Parish, St. Patrick Church.  She was a member of the Red Hat Society and loved to walk almost every day.

 
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Louise A. Rutherford

February 15, 2021 |

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

Louise Ann (Larkin) Rutherford, age 73, of Monroeville, passed away peacefully on February 13, 2021, of dementia. Born April 29, 1947, she was the daughter of the late Dr. William A. and Barbara (Kough) Larkin.
Louise graduated from Uniontown High School in 1965, moved to Pittsburgh, and became a registered nurse (RN, then BSN from Duquesne University). She worked as a nurse for over four decades and cared for her patients (many of them higher needs children) like family. She remained close to her children and grandchildren, even when miles apart.

 
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Shirley Mae Burd

February 12, 2021 |

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

Shirley Mae Burd, age 83, of Dravosburg, formerly of Port Vue, died February 10, 2021, at AHN Jefferson Hospital. Born July 26, 1937, in Boston, PA, she was the daughter of the late Max and Clara (Belles) Schlessinger and the wife of the late John Christia Burd.

Shirley was the co-owner, secretary, and treasurer of the former Schlessinger Trucking Co. She was also a recruiter for the Peer Group with 18 years of service. Shirley was a member and Deacon of the former Immanuel Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed traveling, especially cruises with her family. Shirley was a member of the Port Vue American Legion Post # 447 Women's Auxiliary, where she was past secretary and treasurer.

 
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Edward "Eddie" Chisolm

February 09, 2021 |

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

Edward "Eddie" Chisolm, age 78, of McKeesport, died on January 30, 2021, at UPMC Shadyside. Born October 9, 1942, on Wadmalaw Island, SC, he was the son of the late Benjamin J. and Celestine E. (Gadson) Chisolm. Eddie was a retired butcher and always had a passion for football and basketball.

 
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Liberata “Libby” Morrell

February 09, 2021 |

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

Liberata “Libby” Morrell, 91, of Frederick County, VA passed away Saturday, February 6, 2021, at Winchester Medical Center.

Mrs. Morrell was born in 1930 in Tocco da Casauria, Italy, daughter of the late Luciano and Lucia Del Rosso and the wife of George Morrell.

She was a Seamstress at the former Bell Drape, Co. Mrs. Morrell enjoyed cooking, sewing and spending time with her family. She was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Winchester, VA, and a devoted, loving wife to her husband, George.

 
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Thomas McNair

February 08, 2021 |

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

Thomas McNair, age 67, of Turtle Creek, died February 3, 2021, at home. Born September 20, 1953, in Greensburg, PA, was the son of the late Betty (Holtzer) Powell.
Tom was a US Marine Corps veteran serving during the Vietnam War. He enjoyed hunting, sports, and socializing with friends.

 
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Donald Lee Steele

February 04, 2021 |

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

Donald Lee Steele, age 82, of McKeesport, died January 30, 2021 at the Southwestern Veteran Center. Born June 25, 1938, in Pittsburgh, he was the husband of the late Joan Steele; father of Donald Lee Steele, Jr.

 
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David M. Gutierrez-Faust

February 03, 2021 |

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

David M. Gutierrez-Faust, age 66, of McKeesport, died January 23, 2021, at UPMC Presbyterian. Born February 19, 1954, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late George Faust and Jenny (Gutierrez) and Paul Boyko.

Dave was owner-operator of the former Faust Enterprises. He was a hard-working man that loved his family and friends.

 
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Bernard M. Denicola

February 03, 2021 |

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

Bernard M. Denicola, age 59, of Waynesburg, formerly of McKeesport, died January 30, 2021, at Allegheny General Hospital. Born April 25, 1961, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Anthony and Bernadine (Jaskolski) Denicola. Bernard was a 1979 graduate of McKeesport High School. He loved going to Kennywood and was a member of the American Coaster Enthusiasts Club and an avid golfer.

 
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