Anne K. (Vukovich) (Kerklo) Wittress

February 21, 2016 |

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Anne K. (Vukovich) (Kerklo) Wittress, age 101 of Spring Hill, FL, formerly of Port Vue, died February 18, 2016 in Florida. Born February 8, 1915 in Penobscot, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Rose (Evanovich) Vukovich and wife of the late William Wittress and Frank Kerklo. Anne loved to read. Sometimes she would read up to 3 newspapers a day and even reread them. She worked at a tin plate mill when she was younger and was an original Rosie Riveter. Later she would go on to work for Zotter’s Bakery.

 
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Betty J. Fern

February 19, 2016 |

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Betty J. Fern, age 87 of Dravosburg, formerly of McKeesport, died February 17, 2016 at UPMC McKeesport. Born March 21, 1928 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Edwin and Ruth (Cowan) Norgren, and beloved wife of the late Verden A. Fern, Jr. Betty is survived by her children, Edward L. Fern of Dravosburg, Linda R. Turner of McKeesport, and Laurel J. Patterson of Emlenton, PA; grandchildren, Ruth, Nathan, and Hannah; great-grandson, Aiden; siblings, Naomi Gates, Christina Hensler, Donna Yakovich, and Carol Istuanik; also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

 
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Warren M. Davis

February 19, 2016 |

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Warren M. Davis, age 63 of McKeesport, died February 15, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family. Born September 2, 1952 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Jack H. Davis and Ruby G. Sears, and beloved husband of Kathy (Guy) Davis. Warren honorably served in the US Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. Following his military service, he worked as a machine operator for CSX Railroad, where he retired from after many years of service. 

 
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Irma C. Futural

February 18, 2016 |

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Irma C. Futural, age 86 of Homestead, passed away on February 11, 2016 at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC. Born September 15, 1929 in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Elva (Spangler) Weber.

 
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Terri Yeagley

February 17, 2016 |

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Terri Yeagley, age 44, of Port Vue, died February 14, 2016, at home. Born May 15, 1971, in Jeannette, she was the daughter of William B. (Wanda) Yeagley of McKeesport and Sandy (Carlson) Yeagley of White Oak.
Terri worked as a sales clerk at Zales Jewelers. She was a cheerleading coach for South Allegheny Youth Football Association. She loved visiting the beach and spending time with her daughters.

 
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Jack E. Donnelly

February 16, 2016 |

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Jack E. Donnelly, age 84, of Glassport, formerly of Port Vue, on February 15, 2016, his work was done and he was called home. Born December 15 , 1931, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Hugh and Margaret (Stegman) Donnelly, Sr.

 
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Dino Joseph Ideluca

February 16, 2016 |

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Dino Joseph Ideluca, age 61, of Jefferson Hills, lost his battle with cancer, Feb. 11, 2016, and passed peacefully at home with his sister Venice, and brother-in-law Jason, by his side. Born July 29, 1954, in McKeesport, he was the son of Catherine (Yonek) Ideluca and the late Joseph J. Ideluca.

 
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Ann Helen Shoemaker

February 16, 2016 |

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Ann Helen Shoemaker, 56, of Leechburg, passed away peacefully at her home, Wednesday, February 10, 2016. She was born April 19, 1959 in Leechburg, the daughter of Regina (Jacukiewicz) and the late Eugene Romanowski.

 
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Andrew J. Vehec

February 05, 2016 |

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Andrew J. Vehec, age 68, of Liberty Borough, died Feb. 3, 2016, at UPMC McKeesport. Born Dec. 1, 1947, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Andrew P. and Theresa (Gromacki) Vehec and the husband of Janet (Tomko) Vehec.
Andrew was a retired nuclear technician with 35 years of employment at Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. Andrew was a member of St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church. After retiring, he enjoyed a simple life of working out at the gym, washing the family cars and watching sports. During the Vietnam War, Andrew served stateside in the U.S. Army military police. When his children were young, he enjoyed coaching their sports teams and most recently, being a grandfather brought him his greatest pride and joy.

 
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Shirley A. Furman

February 04, 2016 |

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Shirley A. Furman, age 78 of McKeesport died February 3, 2016 at UPMC McKeesport. Born May 18, 1937 in Fairmont, WV, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Nancy (Shreve) Winemiller. Shirley worked for the Lemon Tree for 25 years as a cake decorator and also for Allegheny County in the dietary department at Kane Regional in McKeesport. One of her greatest joys in life were her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

 
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Rachel H. “Rae” Slater

February 04, 2016 |

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Rachel H. “Rae” Slater, age 87 of Liberty Boro., died February 3, 2016 at Senior Care Plaza in McKeesport. Born November 26, 1928 in Liberty Boro., she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Mary (Thompson) Hyndman and beloved wife of Ed Slater for nearly 65 years, whom she married on February 17, 1951. Rae was a dedicated member of the Liberty Presbyterian Church for over 70 years. She devoted her time to the church having been the choir director, organist, youth director, Sunday school teacher, vacation bible school director, and clerk of session for 25 years. Rae also worked as a Pre-School teacher at Long Run Learning Center in White Oak.

 
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Margaret Frinsko

February 01, 2016 |

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Margaret Frinsko, age 85, of McKeesport, died Janury 21, 2016, at John J. Kane Regional Center. Born February 18, 1930, in Glassport, she was the daughter of the late Matthew and Anastasia (Medved) Frinsko.
Margaret worked at National tube during the WWII, the former Chestnut Inn on 5th Ave., Arts and Crafts Blinds and US Steel Christy Park Works.

 
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Edwin A. Lang

February 01, 2016 |

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Edwin A. Lang, age 90, of Liberty Borough, died January 30, 2016, at Senior Care Plaza. Born March 4, 1925, in Christy Park, he was the son of the late Albert J. and Emma (Hesse) Lang and the husband of the late Virginia M. (Baker) Lang.
Edwin retired in 1986 from the McKeesport Daily News, where he was a printer and composing room foreman. He also worked for the Veterans Administration, Immel’s and H.B. South. He was a member of the Liberty Presbyterian Church and a WWII Army veteran, serving during the Pacific Theatre.

 
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James A. Thomas, Jr.

February 01, 2016 |

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 James A. Thomas, Jr., age 67, of Port Vue, died January 30, 2016, at Family Hospice & Palliative Care. Born April 17, 1948, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late James A. and Doris (Hageter) Thomas and the husband of Karen “Kay” (Morgo) Thomas.
James was a retired draftsman, from the US Postal Service. He was a US Navy Veteran serving during the Vietnam War and a member of the Port Vue American Legion Post # 447. He enjoyed building and flying model airplanes and was an avid outdoorsman.

 
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Russell “Russ” Daniel Jackson, Jr.

January 29, 2016 |

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Russell “Russ” Daniel Jackson, Jr., age 76, of Pittsburgh, passed away on Tuesday, January 26, 2016, at home under Family Hospice & Palliative Care, with his wife by his side. He was born April 6, 1939, in the Frog Town (East Liberty) section of Pittsburgh, to Russell Sr. and Geraldine (Campbell) Jackson. The eldest of six children, he was educated in the Pittsburgh Public School system. From birth, he was an avid sports fan and participant. In his youth, he played baseball for Peabody High School, from which he graduated in 1956, also with a city traveling all-star team, and excelled to the point of garnering a tryout with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

 
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