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Rosemary Blaha

December 29, 2020 |

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

Rosemary Blaha, age 72, of Port Vue, passed away unexpectedly December 27, 2020, at Jefferson Hospital. Born January 13, 1948, in Buena Vista, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Marcella (Skiffington) Goodfellow and the beloved wife of Jack Blaha for 55 years.

Rosemary worked many places throughout her life, including McKeesport Hospital, Pool City, and as a special needs bus monitor for South Allegheny School District (PA Coach Lines). She was a member of the Port Vue United Methodist Church. Rosemary loved being a softball mom aka Mrs. B to so many. Rosemary was a 1965 graduate of Elizabeth Forward High School and earned an Associates Degree from the New York Institute of Photography. She continued showing her passion by creating memories through many photo albums which she shared with family and friends. Rosemary enjoyed family vacations to Deep Creek, MD and Myrtle Beach, SC. Her greatest gift in life was the love and devotion she showed to her husband, children, and grandchildren.

 
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Ralph Evanchak, Sr.

December 29, 2020 |

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

Ralph Evanchak, Sr., age 91, of Port Vue, died December 27, 2020, at home. Born October 19, 1929, in Liberty Borough, he was the son of the late Joseph and Lillian (Naylor) Evanchak and the husband of the late Marion Grace (Irwin) Evanchak for 63 years.

Ralph retired from Consolidated Rail Corporation. He was a devoted member of Liberty Presbyterian Church. Ralph was a United States Marine Corps veteran, serving during the Korean War.

 
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Janet E. Baker

December 28, 2020 |

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

Janet E. Baker, age 70, of Liberty Borough, died December 26, 2020, at home. Born February 25, 1950, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Gatto and Madeline (Knee) Gatto.She was the wife of Hilary L. Baker, Jr., for 51 years.
Janet retired as a bookkeeper and then cared for her grandchildren. She was a member of the Liberty Presbyterian Church for over 40 years, where she served as an Elder, Deacon, and was active with the Women's Club. Janet enjoyed traveling and the most important thing in the world was her grandchildren's happiness.

 
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Michael D. Smith

December 28, 2020 |

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

Michael D. Smith, age 64, of Pittsburgh, died December 20, 2020, at UPMC Shadyside. Born May 8, 1956, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late David William and Nellie Renee (Mixon) Smith.
Michael worked at many different places up until his disability would no longer allow him to work. He volunteered at the Chain of Hope of Pittsburgh, where he was a cook and always there to lend a hand. Michael enjoyed walking, whistling his favorite tunes, and especially loved his grandchildren.

 
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Patricia J. Sullinger

December 22, 2020 |

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

Patricia J. Sullinger, age 71, of White Oak, died December 16, 2020, at home. Born July 4, 1949, in Turtle Creek, she was the son of the late Charles and Eleanor (Incheck) Rubbo and the wife of the late Robert Sullinger.
Patricia was retired from Family Hospice, where she was a Registered Nurse. She truly loved caring for her patients and serving the families during their time of need. Patricia also loved her dogs Mirra and Loki.

 
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Jonathan Singer

December 18, 2020 |

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

Jonathan Singer, age 45, of Liberty Borough, formerly of Clairton, died December 15, 2020, at The Grove at Irwin. Born December 12, 1975, in Clairton, he was the son of Robert and Joan (Hinkel) Singer.
Jonathan was faced with many challenges throughout his life. Allthough he was faced with these challenges, he learned to express love and happiness. He had a charming and infectious smile, anyone that knew him loved him. Jonathan had a passion for trucks, cars, motorcycles, and anything loud. His greatest joy was taking day trips to Round Hill Park and Exhibit Farm with his family.

 
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Betty M. Powell

December 15, 2020 |

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

Betty M. Powell, age 94, of Turtle Creek, passed away December 12, 2020, at home with her family by her side. Born July 22, 1926, in Penn Township., she was the daughter of the late William and Elsie (Cramer) Holtzer.

Betty worked as a nanny for many friends and family throughout her life. She also enjoyed the interaction of patrons in the restaurant business. She devoted her life to caring for her children and grandchildren. Betty enjoyed Polka music, dancing, gardening, cooking, home remodeling, and Pittsburgh sports (especially the Pirates).

 
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Patricia M. Shaffner

December 11, 2020 |

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

Patricia M. Shaffner, age 73, of Whitaker, died December 9, 2020, at UPMC McKeesport Hospital. Born April 2, 1947, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Johanna (Karkoska) Kusek and the wife of the late Robert Shaffner.

 
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Carol Kondrosky

December 08, 2020 |

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

Carol Kondrosky, age 71, of White Oak, passed away peacefully on December 3, 2020, with her family by her side. Born September 19, 1949, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Anna (Kish) Kondrosky.

Carol was a judicial secretary for the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. She was a member of the Mary Mother of God Parish and the Croation Fraternal Union Lodge 146.

 
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Wayne C. Horvatin

December 03, 2020 |

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

Wayne C. Horvatin, age 69, of Dravosburg, died December 1, 2020, at UPMC McKeesport. Born February 21, 1951, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late William and Goldie (Barlow) Horvatin.

Wayne retired from UPMC McKeesport Hospital, where he was a patient care technician with over 40 years of service. Wayne enjoyed trips to Myrtle Beach, SC.

 
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Angel "Mike" Diaz

December 03, 2020 |

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

Angel "Mike" Diaz, age 82 of McKeesport, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 28, 2020, after a long battle with lung cancer. Born in Comerio, Puerto Rico, on September 18, 1938, he was the son of the late Daniel Vincente Diaz and Rosa Rivera Diaz.

Angel moved to Pittsburgh in the mid-1960s. He was a skilled carpenter and a great cook. He will be sadly missed by his family.

 
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Nancy I. King

December 01, 2020 |

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

Nancy I. King, age 86, of Lincoln Borough, died November 30, 2020, at Riverside Care Center. Born May 19, 1934, in Elizabeth, she was the daughter of the late James W. and Dorothea (Carothers) Trumpe.
Nancy was a fun-loving woman of faith who had the most beautiful smile. She attended the former Bell Bridge Wesleyan Church of Lincoln Borough. Nancy was a US Army veteran, serving during peacetime and loved to wear red, white and blue. She was a member of the Lincoln Borough Mother's Club and a participant of Community Life for many years.

 
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Joseph A. Gricar

November 19, 2020 |

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

Joseph A. Gricar, age 62, of Versailles, died November 17, 2020, at UPMC McKeesport.  Born May 15, 1958, in McKeesport, he was the son of the Matilda (Como) Gricar and the late Frank Gricar.  Joseph was a lifetime member of the Versailles Boro. Volunteer Fire Department where he was a past Chief and President.  He retired from the Allegheny County Jail and was also a Pennsylvania State Constable.  He was a third degree master Mason at the John A. Brashear Lodge 743 and a member of the Sons of Italy in Glassport.

 
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Shawn J. Jones

November 19, 2020 |

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

Shawn J. Jones, age 58, of Millville, NJ, died November 10, 2020, at home. Born February 2, 1962, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Marvin Jones, Sr. and Henrietta B. Gregory-Jones.

 
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Kenneth L. Goldsworthy

November 17, 2020 |

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

Kenneth L. Goldsworthy, age 67, of Elizabeth, died November 13, 2020, at home. Born February 8, 1953, in Glassport, he was the son of the late Palmer and Helen (Mordecki) Goldsworthy and the husband of Nancy (Valecko) Goldsworthy for 43 years.  Ken was retired from Sears Home Improvements, where he was a construction foreman.

 
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