Patrick J. Mercurio

October 28, 2016 |

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Patrick J. Mercurio, age 92, of McKeesport, died October 24, 2016, at Riverside Care Center. Born November 30, 1923, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Costantino and Giovanini (Masceri) Mercurio and the husband of Mildred (Keresman) Mercurio, for over 60 years. Patrick worked at Cox’s Department Store, where he was a buyer in the men’s clothing department for over 25 years and later retired from Macy’s, as a salesman. He was US Army veteran, serving during WWII.

 
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Theresa Elizabeth Whitacre

October 27, 2016 |

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Theresa Elizabeth Whitacre, age 93, of McKeesport, died October 24, 2016, at John J. Kane Regional Center. Born January 7, 1923 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late John and Victoria (Barr) Ochap and the wife of the late John W. Whitacre, Sr.
Theresa was retired from McKeesport Hospital as a unit secretary. She was a member of Evangelical Congregational Church and taught Sunday School and OCF classes. Theresa volunteered for Meals on Wheels and loved trips to Florida visiting her sister.

 
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Moira Brown

October 27, 2016 |

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Moira Brown, age 65, of Christy Park, died October 23, 2016, at UPMC McKeesport. Born February 11, 1951, in Lancaster, England, she was the daughter of the late Gordon and Margaret (Ord) Zawasky and the wife of James C. Brown, Sr.
Moira worked as a home care nurse and cook until retirement. She was a great cook and was best known for her potato salad. She enjoyed camping at Deep Creek, MD and spending time riding motorcycles with her husband. Moira was truly the glue of the family.

 
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Rosemarie (Paterra) Ruta

October 23, 2016 |

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Rosemarie (Paterra) Ruta, 82, of White Oak, formerly of McKeesport, died on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, at UPMC McKeesport. Born on Feb. 10, 1934, in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Falco and Laura (Rattanni) Paterra and the wife of Guerrino A. Ruta Sr. Rosemarie was retired from the former Bell Atlantic Corp., where she was a member of Bell Telephone Pioneers. She was a member of St. Patrick Parish, where she was active with Christian Mothers, Bible Study Group, St. Anthony Novena and The Divine Mercy Prayers.

 
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Margaret (Peg) Barowich

October 23, 2016 |

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Margaret (Peg) Barowich, age 84, of Virginia, formerly of Port Vue, died on October 18, 2016, at Mary Washington Hospice, in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Born October 11, 1932, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Harry R. and Martha (Hupple) Kurtzrock and the wife of the late Theodore “Teddy” Barowich, who died May 19, 2010.

Margaret was retired after working for many years throughout her life, but her greatest joy was caring for her family.

 
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Donald R. Coulter

October 15, 2016 |

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Donald R. Coulter, age 75, of McKeesport, died October 12, 2016, at Select Specialty Care in McKeesport. Born January 14, 1941, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late John and Jessie (Moon) Coulter. Don was a self-employed painter for most of his working years. He lived at McKeesport Towers and had many friends there. He enjoyed old movies, sports, bingo and ice cream. Many cousins survive Don, including Katherine Daugherty and Dennis Moon.

 
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Kathleen M. Liberatore

October 13, 2016 |

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Kathleen M. Liberatore, age 69, of McKeesport, died October 11, 2016, at UPMC Presbyterian. Born November 5, 1946 in Hazelwood, she was the daughter of the late James Edward and Savilla (Garrity) Brennan and the wife of Ronald L. Liberatore, for over 50 loving years.
Kathy retired as an instructor at Mon-Yough Mental Health with over 25 years of service and before that she worked at US Steel National Tube Works, in McKeesport, for 5 years.

 
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Diane E. Hausenberger

October 05, 2016 |

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Diane E. Hausenberger, age 76, of McKeesport, died October 2, 2016. Born November 6, 1939, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Edna G. (Craven) Wilson and the wife of the late Richard Hausenberger.
Diane was very caring and colorful person. She enjoyed writing, cookies and all types of flowers.

 
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Dale F. Edwards, Jr.

October 04, 2016 |

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Dale F. Edwards, Jr., age 47, of Wilmerding, died October 2, 2016, at UPMC East. Born October 6, 1968, in Wilkinsburg, he was the son of Dale F. and the late Joanne E. (Lovett) Edwards, Sr.
Dale worked as a sales representative. He enjoyed collecting coins and genealogy, but his true passion was caring for his children.
In addition to his father, Dale is survived by his children, Ashley Marie and Dale F., III both of Versailles; siblings, Kim (Artie) Williams of Turtle Creek, Dana Edwards of Turtle Creek, Amber (Dan) Terza of North Versailles and Jennifer (Lou) Cortazzo of Penn Twp.; many nieces and nephews.

 
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Annie B. Bias

October 03, 2016 |

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Annie B. Bias, age 78, of Latrobe, died on September 30, 2016, in Greensburg. Born December 17, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Marshall and Martha (Dillon) Lucas and the wife of the late James Martin Bias.
Annie is survived by her children, Jerri (Tom) Tedesco, Terri (Mike) Ravetto, Sherri (Nelson) Reese, James (Deb Penrose) and Leonard (Polly Yeaher); 12 grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren; sister, Hazel Vulgris.

 
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Robert S. “Bob” Harper

October 03, 2016 |

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Robert S. “Bob” Harper, age 85, of West Mifflin, died October 1, 2016, at UPMC McKeesport. Born September 20, 1931, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Septimus and Elizabeth (Weaver) Harper and the husband of Shirley (Morgan) Harper, for over 60 years.
Bob was retired from the Bechtel Bettis, Inc., in West Mifflin. He was a veteran of the US Army, serving during the Korean War. He was a member of Grace United Church of Christ and the Amvets Post # 8, where he served as past commander. He enjoyed Pittsburgh sports, college football and traveling with his wife.

 
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Wellington E. “Bud” Curry

September 27, 2016 |

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Wellington E. “Bud” Curry, age 76, of West Mifflin, died September 25, 2016, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Born May 6, 1940, in Clearfield, Pa, He was the son of the late Wellington E. and Viola (McMullen) Curry and the husband of Lois (Blake) Curry.
Bud was a retired union carpenter and a 58 year member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters, Local 230.

 
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Zora D. Stevens

September 12, 2016 |

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Zora D. Stevens age 83 of McKeesport died on Saturday September 10, 2016. She was born on February 3, 1933 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late George and Sophie Mudrich Mrvos. Zora was the wife of the late James W. Stevens who died on January 17, 2004. She is survived by her son Dale Z. Stevens of McKeesport, 4 grandchildren ; Dejan (Andrea) Stevens of McKeesport, Tijana (Dr. Daniel) Kopolovich of Texas, Sofija and Dale Stevens both of McKeesport, great granddaughter Daryn Stevens and Nora on the way, sisters; Mildred (the late Lou) Popovich of Rankin, Georgeann (the late Steve) Klipa of Monroeville, George "Judi" (Gladys) Mrvos of White Oak and her boy Tank and many nieces and nephews.

 
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Kenneth P. Wolf

September 12, 2016 |

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Kenneth P. Wolf, age 68, of McKeesport, died September 9, 2016, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Born January 4, 1948, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late Cyril and Katherine (Sommerville) Wolf and the husband of Janet (Davis) Wolf of 44 years.
Ken retired from Bechtel Bettis, Inc., in West Mifflin, PA. He was a US Air Force veteran, serving during the Vietnam War. He was also a member of the former St. Joseph Church, in Duquesne, PA. Ken had a passion for history and loved politics. 

 
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Albert A. Hopton, Jr.

September 10, 2016 |

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Albert A. Hopton, Jr., age 70, of Christy Park, died Sept. 6, 2016, at John J. Kane Regional Center. Born April 4, 1946, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Albert Sr. and Betty (Litchfield) Hopton.
Albert was a former mill pourer at U.S. Steel Duquesne Works. He was a member of the former American Legion Post #361 in McKeesport. Albert enjoyed duck-pin bowling, playing bingo and taking trips with his family and friends at the legion. He was a beloved brother and uncle.

 
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