Carl W. Ghrist

April 19, 2016 |

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Carl W. Ghrist, age 76, of Latrobe, died April 13, 2016, at Greensburg Care Center. Born April 7, 1940, in Greensburg, he was the son of the late Wilbur and Ethel (Detor) Ghrist.
Carl was retired from the asphalt industry. He enjoyed volunteering for the Salvation Army, where dressed as Santa to help collect donations for the less fortunate. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed the outdoors.

 
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Patricia R. Olson

April 16, 2016 |

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Patricia R. Olson, age 85 of McKeesport, died April 13, 2016 at UPMC McKeesport. Born March 17, 1931 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Clara (Tackas) McMillan, and beloved wife of the late Carl N. Olson. Patricia was a devoted mother and grandmother and found great joy babysitting her grandkids and spending time with her family. She also enjoyed playing bingo with friends.

 
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Edward Slater

April 14, 2016 |

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Edward Slater, age 85, of Liberty Borough, died April 13, 2016, at Washington County Health Center. Born August 18, 1930, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Edward and Edith (Nystrom) Slater and the husband of the late Rachel “Rae” (Hyndman) Slater, for nearly 65 loving years, whom he married on February 17, 1951.

 
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Brian Edward Coker

April 11, 2016 |

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Brian Edward Coker, age 45 of McKeesport, died April 8, 2016 at UPMC Mercy Hospital. Born October 5, 1970, he was the son of Edward A. and Sandra L. (Berbigler) Coker, and step son of Maribeth Coker. In addition to his parents, he is survived by children, Sabrina Coker, Brian Dalton, and Gregory Dalton; granddaughter, Leslie Nicholas; sister, Amina Coker, and aunts, uncles, and cousins.

 
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Antoinette Hornfeck

April 10, 2016 |

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Antoinette Hornfeck, age 55, of Monroeville, formerly of Port Vue, died April 8, 2016, at AHN Forbes Hospital. Born August 31, 1960, in Port Vue, she was the daughter of the late Ermo V. D’Amico and Josephine (Chiaverini) D’Amico of Port Vue.
Antoinette dedicated her life to caring for her family.

 
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Patricia Brady

April 05, 2016 |

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Patricia Brady, age 81, of Columbus Ohio, formerly of Dravosburg, died March 30, 2016, at Claremont Retirement Village in Columbus. Born Nov. 10, 1934, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Clair A. and Ruth (Winn) Brady.

 
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Brian Francis Strager

April 03, 2016 |

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Brian Francis Strager, age 51, of Scott Township, and formerly of Liberty Borough, died March 30, 2016, at his home, a group home managed by the Partners For Quality Foundation. Born Feb. 9, 1965, in McKeesport, he was the son of Mary Lou (Zuro) Strager and the late Frank Strager. Brian had worked at the Center For Creative Opportunities in Coraopolis. Life held many special events for him. He enjoyed camping, train rides, the Gateway Clipper and most of all, the circus.

 
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Timothy R. Hall

April 01, 2016 |

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Timothy R. Hall, age 62, of McKeesport, died March 29, 2016, at his home. Born Oct. 15, 1953, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Robert G. and Jeanne (Nelson) Hall and the husband of Audrey (Guthrie) Hall.
Timothy was a mechanic and retired from Dan Reed Auto. He enjoyed the outdoors and spending time with family and friends at his cabin near Cook Forest, riding his motorcycle with best friend, Tom Mollard and talking cars with his buddy, Dan Reed.

 
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Rita Theresa Gearing

March 30, 2016 |

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Rita Theresa Gearing, age 91, of Liberty Borough passed away on March 28, 2016, with her loving family by her side, at Senior Care Plaza. Born September 29, 1924, in Ford City, she was daughter of the late Joseph and Anna (Petrovsky) Hribik and the loving wife of Herman William Gearing, Jr. Rita dedicated her life to caring for her family. She was a member of the St. Mark Parish, where she actively participated as a member of Christian Mothers as well as the Ladies of Charity. She made friends wherever she went and will be remembered for her cheerful disposition and generosity.

 
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Dolores Jean “G.G.” “Mean Jean” Suarez

March 28, 2016 |

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Dolores Jean “G.G.” “Mean Jean” Suarez, 84 of McKeesport, died at her daughter’s home on March 25, 2016. Born February 11, 1932 in Versailles, she was the daughter of the late Emery and Winifred Headly and wife of the late Ray Suarez. Dolores worked as a cook for Hoot’s, the Viking Lounge, and Twin Oaks. She had a love of animals and everyone who met her, loved her.

 
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Arline R. Clark

March 28, 2016 |

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Arline R. Clark, 92, of North Versailles, formerly of Port Vue, died March 25, 2016, at AHN Forbes Hospital. Born July 16, 1923, in Buffalo, NY, she was the daughter of the late George and Louise (Arnold) Robertson and wife of the late Gerald J. Clark. She was an active member of the Point Pleasant Retirement Community where she entertained the other residents every six weeks with shows, often with holiday themes, sing-a-longs, and of course, her myriad of jokes. Arline was a member of St. Mark Parish and the Christian Mothers within the church. She was a Eucharistic Minister at St. Mark Parish and John J. Kane Regional in McKeesport, and also volunteered at Kane Regional in McKeesport for over 15 years.

 
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Edward Joseph

March 26, 2016 |

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Edward Joseph, age 92, of McKeesport, died March 22, 2016, at Mt. Vernon of Elizabeth. Born December 28, 1923, in North Tonawanda, New York, he was the son of the late Peter and Anna (Chahane) Joseph.
Edward was retired from US Steel, where he was a boiler maker. He was a member of the Happy Go Lucky Square Dance Club,and he loved all types of dancing,especially ball room dancing.

 
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Rose Campbell

March 24, 2016 |

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Rose Campbell, age 88, of Mt. Vernon of Elizabeth, formerly of Christy Park, died March 23, 2016, at Mt. Vernon of Elizabeth. Born September 27, 1927, in Calabria, Italy, she was the daughter of the late Rocco and Grace (Primerana) Costa and the wife of the late William Campbell for 60 loving years.

Rose retired from the McKeesport Area School District, where she worked in the cafeteria. She was a member of the St. Patrick Parish, Christian Mother’s and the Christy Park Seniors. She enjoyed growing flowers and her own vegetables for cooking Sunday dinner, Holiday meals and for family gatherings. Rose loved to spend time with her children, grandchildren, family and friends.

 
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Denise L. Coppola

March 23, 2016 |

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Denise L. Coppola, age 52 of Liberty Borough, died March 20, 2016 at UPMC McKeesport. Born February 24, 1964 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late David and Norma (Williams) Coppola. Denise dedicated her life to caring for others, working as a home healthcare specialist for Arcadia Healthcare, Bayada Healthcare, Home Instead Healthcare and especially took joy in caring for Elmer and Joan at their home.

 
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Nancy Ann (Porter) Roolf

March 22, 2016 |

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Nancy Ann (Porter) Roolf, age 90, of Liberty Borough, died March 20, 2016, at her home. Born September 21, 1925, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late William B. and Cornelia M. (Miller) Porter and beloved wife of 45 years to the late Raymond H. Roolf. Nancy was active in many community endeavors, including the Liberty Borough Womens Club, Cub Scouts Pack 53, the Liberty Borough Elections Commission, and the McKeesport Golden Key Club for seniors. In her free time, she enjoyed calligraphy and crewel work.

 
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