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Trina Ronsye Shears

November 23, 2022 |

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

Trina Ronyse Shears, 72 years old of East Liberty, PA, departed this life on November 20, 2022 at UPMC Shadyside Hospital. She was born April 18, 1950 to the late Henrietta Hughes Robertson and Willie “Squeaker” Robertson.
Trina graduated from Homestead High School in 1968 where she was the first black cheerleader in the school’s history. She later attended Duffs Business Institute where she obtained a legal secretary certificate. Trina worked for many years in the Allegheny Court System as a legal secretary where she was a master typist and an expert at shorthand, which gained her many accolades throughout her career. Later in life Trina tried her hand at many different roles. She was a cook at Granny’s Kitchen in Clairton, PA, a drug screener for the Allegheny Health Department and most recently a senior companion for Allegheny County Senior Program. Everybody knew Trina was one of the best cooks in town and she poured her love into feeding people. Trina was also a dedicated line cook for Zay’s Zays Ribs & Catering where she worked from its inception until she became ill.

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Carol L. "Gaga" Klimko

November 22, 2022 |

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

Carol L. "Gaga" Klimko, age 57, of McKeesport, died November 19, 2022, at UPMC McKeesport. Born October 22, 1965, in North Braddock, she was the daughter of the late William "Willie" and Audrey (McCue) Feryak.
Carol was a housekeeper and nanny for many years. Family meant everything to Carol. She hosted Sunday family dinners and cherished the time she spent with her children and grandchildren. Carol enjoyed her trips to Ohio to see family and go to craft shows with her sister. She was her children's biggest supporter growing up and was at all their sporting events. Carol was an animal lover, leaving behind her beloved dogs, Sasha and Scooby, and supported the ASPCA monthly.

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Raymond C. Pomycala

November 22, 2022 |

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

Raymond C. Pomycala, age 90, of North Huntingdon, died November 21, 2022, at UPMC McKeesport Hospital.  Born December 15, 1931, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Carl and Mary (Busch) Pomycala and the husband of Helen (Homolak) Pomycala.  Raymond worked for over 40 years with G.C. Murphy in their warehouse.  He was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church.  You could always find Raymond playing cards at any family function or gathering with friends.  He also enjoyed going to casinos and met his wife Helen on a bus trip to Atlantic City.

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Diane L. Zepp

November 10, 2022 |

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

Diane L. Zepp, age 73, of Port Vue, died November 8, 2022, at AHN Jefferson Hospital.  Born May 25, 1949, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Charlotte (Hobby) Lape and wife of Charles R. Zepp and the late John Robert Stetar.  Diane enjoyed crocheting afghans, and she would share them with her family.  Diane and Charlie had many memorable trips in their trailer together, camping at the Keystone Korners Kampground.  Just recently, Diane took a trip to the Outer Banks with her family and cherished the memories made on vacation.
Above all else, Diane was a funny, loving and kind woman and always said her grandchildren were her pride and joy.  In addition to her husband, Diane is survived by children, Erik (Kelly) Stetar, Tina (Chris) Aul, and Tricia Stetar; grandchildren, Teil (Matt) Odenthal, Myranda Bradley, Meghan Bradley, Jillian Bradley, and Xander Aul; great-grandson, Axel Odenthal; sister, Leslie (Jerry) Zebrak.

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James "Jim" Russell Brewer

November 09, 2022 |

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

James “Jim” Russell Brewer, 82, of McKeesport, PA passed away on Wednesday, June 29, 2022. Jim was born in Pittsburgh, the youngest of three sons born to Ralph and Marguerite (Brown) Brewer. He graduated from Michigan State University in 1963, where he was a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity. Jim will be remembered for his good spirits, easygoing approach to life, and entrepreneurial interests and endeavors. He was a proud McKeesport resident for several decades and loved his community greatly.

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Elaine M. Danscak

November 08, 2022 |

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

Elaine M. Danscak, age 77, of Liberty Boro, died November 4, 2022, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital. Born September 28, 1945, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Emma (Bates) Weller and the wife of Joe Danscak.
Elaine worked for Walmart as a Customer Service Manager. Before that, she worked for McKeesport Hospital. In her free time, Elaine enjoyed playing bingo, watching her favorite TV shows, "The Incredible Dr. Pol" and "The Young and the Restless." and spending quality time with her grandchildren. In her early years, she loved dancing at the Viking Lounge and spending time at the White Oak American Legion.

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Richard J. Harrison, Sr.

November 01, 2022 |

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

Richard J. Harrison, Sr., age 80, of McKeesport, died October 29, 2022, at Jefferson Hills Rehabilitation and Wellness Center.  Born December 25, 1941, in Liberty Borough, he was the son of the late James and Emma (Bellas) Harrison and is survived by Susan Griffiths, who he has been with for 21 years.  Rich worked for U.S. Steel National Tube Works for eleven years, as a limo driver for the airport for eleven years, and bus driver for PA Coach Lines for fifteen years.  Rich served in the Army and was stationed at Fort Ord in California.  Rich spent time outdoors camping and fishing in his younger years, and he was always a good cook.  He was known for always coming up with some new concoction of a recipe, but was most known for his BBQ baked beans.  In addition to Susan, he is also survived by children, Carla (Mark) Peaco and Richard Jr. (Cynthia) Harrison; Susan's children, William (Cindy) Griffiths, Lisa (Steve Dobrick) Griffiths, and Kristen (Marc) Morgan; grandchildren, John Harrison, Brandon Harrison, Robert Wahrenberger, Tyler Harrison, Angelica Peaco, Marc Morgan, Madison Morgan, William Griffiths, Lukas Morgan, Steven Dobrick, and Matthew Dobrick.

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Andrew M. "Junior" Murin

October 26, 2022 |

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

Andrew M.  "Junior" Murin, age 66, of West Mifflin, died October 23, 2022, at AHN Jefferson Hospital.  Born August 11, 1956, in Clairton, he was the son of the late Andrew Murin.  Andrew was a South Wilmerding Social Club member and enjoyed riding Harley-Davidson motorcycles.  He was a proud father and cherished special meals with his daughters and coaching his son's basketball teams when they were young.

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Adalgisa Pillera

October 25, 2022 |

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

Adalgisa Pillera, age 93, of McKeesport, died October 23, 2022, at Grandview Estates of Elizabeth.  Born August 5, 1929, in Italy, she was the daughter of the late Giuseppe and Giuseppina (Ricciotti) Alfonsi and the wife of the late Giuseppe Pillera.  Adalgisa retired from Feig's Bakery, where she worked as a baker and decorator.  She was a member of Mary, Mother of God Parish, St. Patrick Church, and was also a Christian Mother.  Adalgisa spent time outside tending to her garden and always enjoyed a good espresso with dessert.  She was the oldest of seven siblings and always looked out for her younger brothers and sisters.  When she was fourteen, she moved to Rome on her own to work as a maid and send the money she made back to the family.

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Dominic M. Judy

October 17, 2022 |

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

Dominic Michael Judy, age 61, of Harrison City, passed away at home on October 15, 2022, after an extended illness. Born on October 2, 1961, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Robert L. and Virginia M. (Teti) Judy and the husband of Christine (Buleza) Judy for 32 years.
After Dominic graduated from McKeesport High School and the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, he worked as a pharmacist at McKeesport Hospital, Rite Aid, and finished his career at Express Scripts. Through the years, Dominic always had a love for music and magic. His fascination for music started at a young age. His home and vehicles always had to have the best sound systems for him to enjoy his favorite songs. He enjoyed doing magic for his young nieces and nephews. He also enjoyed traveling with his lovely wife. His favorite destinations were Hawaii and Disney World, which they visited often. Dominic was known for his love for fireworks. His annual Fourth of July firework show was admired by family, friends, and neighbors.

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Kenneth J. Mikell, Jr.

October 17, 2022 |

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

Kenneth James Mikell Jr, age 65, of McKeesport, went to be with the lord on October 10, 2022.  He was born on November 30, 1956, in Detroit, Michigan, to the late Kenneth James Mikell Sr. and Mary Ann McWilliams and husband of Trixie Fullenwider. Kenneth was known to many as "Flea," and to family as "Jimmy".
He graduated from McKeesport High School, class of 1973, where he played football and ran track with a standing record that has yet to be beat. After High School, he attended the University of Pittsburgh on a football scholarship. In addition to sports, Kenneth was a loving person and a caretaker to many people. He was known for his sense of humor and great stories. He had a great passion for helping and encouraging others. Kenneth will always be remembered in the hearts and minds of those who cared for him deeply.

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Wilbert R. Harrison

October 12, 2022 |

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

Wilbert R. Harrison, age 78, of Port Vue, formerly of McKeesport, died October 9, 2022, at UPMC McKeesport Hospital.  Born May 31, 1944, in Coulter, he was the son of the late Jim and Emmaline Harrison and husband of the late Donna (Zimmerman) Harrison.  Wilbert was a die-hard Steelers fan, and everyone knew there would be no interruptions during the game.  He loved being outdoors with family, fishing and hunting, and cherished his time with the grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. Wilbert was a very caring and loving guy that would help anyone out.

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David E. "Skip" Williams, Sr.

October 12, 2022 |

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

David “Skip” Eric Williams, 72, peacefully departed this life to be with Jesus at home, surrounded by his family, on October 9, 2022.  He was born in McKeesport on December 23, 1949, and grew up in Clairton, PA.  He is the son of Bertha D. Simmons Williams (Homestead, PA) and the beloved late David L. Williams.  Skip enjoyed life by spending time with his family and friends, attending the Gospel of Jesus Church which he was a member of with his wife, Diane, cheering on the Steelers, gardening, watching movies, working in his home, and engaging in lively discussions about politics with his mom.  He was a devoted husband, a committed father, a wonderful son, an incredible grandfather, a loyal friend, and a great provider for his family.
Skip graduated in 1967 from Clairton High School, where he played football and met lifelong friends.  He had an unmatched work ethic reflected in the 48 years he worked at US Steel Clairton works.  He later joined the U.S. Marine Corps., where he was an Investigator, received the National Defense Service Medal and Rifle Marksman Badge.  He took great pride in his service, and that training was seen in his determination, strength, grit, and never give up attitude.  Skip was a fighter with faith who endured the race.

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Tonya L. Ayers

October 10, 2022 |

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

Tonya L. Ayers, age 46, of McKeesport, went to be with the Lord on October 1, 2022, at home, after a year of hospitalizations and surgeries. Born July 25, 1976, in McKeesport was the beautiful daughter of Linda Ziino and the late James R. Ayers.
Tonya was a caring, compassionate and gentle person. Her favorite thing to do was to cook and feed anyone. Tonya was an avid cat lover and Pittsburgh Steeler fan; she will be greatly missed by many. She worked as a waitress and bartender for many local businesses. Tonya was very much a people person; she recently started making flower arrangements for everyone she knew.

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Saundra Salvi

September 30, 2022 |

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

Saundra E. Salvi, age 71, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on September 26, 2022.  She was the wife of Michael Salvi and daughter of Santa (Raffle) Mikita and the late Peter Mikita, Jr.  In addition to her husband, she is survived by children, Steven (Jennifer) Salvi and Jared (Alyson) Salvi. She is also survived by ten grandchildren. Family and friends will be received at Willig Funeral Home & Crematory on Wednesday from 3-7 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Norwin Alliance Church on Thursday at 11 a.m. Everyone is asked to please meet at the church. Entombment will follow at New St. Joseph Cemetery. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com.
Charles Danforth, Supervisor



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