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Robert “Bob” James Campagna

July 25, 2016 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Robert “Bob” James Campagna, age 77, of McKeesport, formerly of Pittsburgh, died July 21, 2016, at his home. Born Oct. 10, 1938, in Canonsburg, he was the son of the late Joseph and Margaret (Diechler) Campagna and the husband for 20 years to Rhonda (Handley) Campagna.
Robert was a former policeman in Mt. Oliver. He retired from Keystone Oaks School District where he worked in the maintenance department. He later went back to work as a Road Captain for U.S. Security Associates.

 
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William J. Meneely

July 21, 2016 |

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

William J. Meneely, age 88, of Lincoln Borough, died July 19, 2016, at home. Born May 18, 1928, in Homestead, he was the son of the late William Clark and Olive (Randolph) Meneely and the husband of the late Ella M. “Elly” Meneely, for over 66 years.
Bill worked at US Steel and then Christy Park Industries, where he retired as a foreman.

 
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Marion Eugene “Gene” Miller

July 20, 2016 |

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

Marion Eugene “Gene” Miller, age 94, of Dravosburg, died July 13, 2016, at UPMC McKeesport. Born December 13, 1921, in Mt. Vernon, he was the son of the late Henry and Loretta (Leonard) Miller and the husband of Mary (Peresh) Miller, for over 44 loving years.
Gene retired from US Steel Duquesne Works, where he was a heavy equipment operator, until he was promoted to dispatcher.

 
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Cecilia A. Pollock

July 16, 2016 |

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

Cecilia A. Pollock, age 81, of McKeesport, formerly of Versailles Borough, died July 12, 2016, at John J. Kane Regional Center. Born June 14, 1935 in Blacklick, PA, she was the daughter of the late Paul T. and Cecilia Betty (Verst) Pollock.
Cecilia had worked for Pellecchia Beauty Shoppe and retired from Giant Eagle. She was a member of St. Patrick Parish. She enjoyed donating to many organizations.

 
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John F. Sisko, Sr.

July 15, 2016 |

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

John F. Sisko, Sr., age 64, of McKeesport, died July 13, 2016, at his home. Born January 25, 1952, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Joseph and Ann (Ondrovic) Sisko and the husband of Nancy (Keener) Sisko.
For 15 years, John worked for Dura-Bond Industries at the Liberty Borough and Duquesne plants. He was a past member of St. Mary’s Czestochowa Catholic Church. John enjoyed spending time with his family, his dogs, gardening and watching the Syfy channel.

 
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Rose Marlene (Andreoli) Chiaverini

July 14, 2016 |

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

Rose Marlene (Andreoli) Chiaverini, age 75, of North Huntingdon, formerly of White Oak, died July 10, 2016, at home with her loving family by her side. Born April 25, 1941 in Liberty Borough, she was the daughter of the late Luigi and Angelina (Patriarco) Andreoli and the wife of the late Anthony Chiaverini.
Rose was the owner and operator of Chiaverini’s Family Restaurant. She was a member of St. Patrick Parish, where she formerly served on the finance committee. She was also a member and former president of the Palanese League of America and a member of the White Oak American Legion Post # 701. 

 
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Edward Terry “Tank” Gilmore

July 06, 2016 |

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

Edward Terry “Tank” Gilmore, age 40, of Duquesne, formerly of Lincoln Borough, died July 1, 2016, at UPMC Mercy. Born September 4, 1975, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Edward Terry Gilmore and Linda (Webber) Gilmore.
Tank last worked for MPW Industries, in Dravosburg. He had a passion for motorcycles, tattoos, muscle cars and drag racing. He always had a smile on face, an infectious laugh and everyone knew when he walked into a room. Tank will truly be missed by everyone that knew him.

 
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Thomas D. Gatchie

July 03, 2016 |

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

Thomas D. Gatchie, age 59, of Clairton, formerly of McKeesport, died June 28, 2016 at his home. Born June 30, 1956, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late John and Catherine (Coulter) Gatchie and the husband of the late Gina L. Gatchie.
Tom was a hard-working man, who worked at S&S Transit for many years as a driver and dispatcher. He was a wonderful, gentle person who found sobriety late in life, overcoming the impossible and lived proudly to tell the tale. Tom was giving and selfless and would take the shirt off his back for a stranger. He made you feel like you mattered and would extend his hand to anyone in need.

 
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Kathleen Rosso

June 25, 2016 |

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

Kathleen Rosso, age 61, of Port Vue, died June 23, 2016, at UPMC McKeesport. Born May 7, 1955, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Phillip and Helen (Novotniak) Rosso.
Kathleen was a member of Holy Family Polish National Catholic Church in McKeesport. She dedicated her working life to helping children with special needs. A former teacher at Baldwin-Whitehall School District, she currently served as a private, special education tutor. Kathleen’s favorite pastime was going to the casinos with her family.

 
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Susan A. Pollard

June 23, 2016 |

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

Susan A. Pollard, age 63, of Wilkinsburg, formerly of Troy Hill, died June 16, 2016 at home. Born May 24, 1953, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late Victor and Trudy Klein and the wife of Allen Roberts.
Susan worked as a caretaker for the mentally disabled. She loved vacationing in Costa Rica with her sister Marie and found great delight in nature. Susan was a talented artist in design, painting and sculpture.

 
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Robert E. Danforth

June 23, 2016 |

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

Robert E. Danforth, age 66, of McKeesport, died June 21, 2016, at UPMC Shadyside. Born February 8, 1950, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Albert L. and Helen I. (Balyo) Danforth.
Bob worked at US Steel Duquesne Works in his early years. He was a member of the former Riverview Baptist Church, where he happily volunteered for many years. He enjoyed spending time with his family and dear friend Nancy Price.

 
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Joanna Carrozza

June 17, 2016 |

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

Joanna Carrozza, age 80, of McKeesport, died June 14, 2016, at Mount Vernon of Elizabeth. Born July 30, 1935, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Dan and Helen (DellaPenna) DiVirgilio.
Joanna was an administrative assistant for 34 years at Westinghouse Electric, Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory in West Mifflin. She was a member of St. Patrick Church. Dancing was one of Joanna’s favorite pastimes. Her first date with, Bernard “Bernie”, her husband of 61 years, was to a local dance.

 
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Helen M. Snyder

June 16, 2016 |

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

Helen M. Snyder, age 80, of New Lenox, IL, formerly of McKeesport, died June 11, 2016. Born September 4, 1935, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Glowaty) Cielieska and the wife of the late Thomas Snyder.
Helen was retired from McKeesport Hospital, where she worked in various capacities in maternity, mail room and cafeteria. She was a former member of St. Mark Parish and attended St. Jude Parish, in New Lenox. She enjoyed being involved in the Port Vue Borough and volunteering for Election Day. Helen was also a Pittsburgh sports fan, a member of the Penguins Booster Club and was best known for her delicious stuffed cabbage and chicken noodle soup.

 
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Valerie Kearns

June 13, 2016 |

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

Valerie Kearns, age 93, of Port Vue, died June 11, 2016, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Born December 26, 1922, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Antonina (Nowak) Lawniczak and the wife of the late Thomas P. Kearns.

 
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Bert Gaal, Jr.

June 11, 2016 |

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

Bert Gaal, Jr., age 81 of McKeesport, died June 7, 2016, at John J. Kane Regional Center. Born May 6, 1935, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Bert and Elizabeth (Kish) Gaal, Sr. and the husband of Wanita S. (Chalfant) Gaal.

Bert retired from National Tube, where he worked as a machinist. He was a former member of First Free Evangelical Church. He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, watching Pittsburgh Penguin games and was an avid Dallas Cowboy football fan.

 
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