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Florence E. Roche

February 19, 2019 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Florence E. Roche, 95, of Lincoln Borough died Feb. 18, 2019.  She is the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Staiger and beloved wife of the late James Roche.  Florence is survived by her son James (Karen) Roche of Cranberry Twp.; daughter Karen (Gerry) Saylor of South Park; daughter-in-law Paula Roche of Arnold, MD; grandchildren Kelly (George) Miteff, Eric (Kristin) Roche,  Scott (Amy) Roche, Dana (Robert) Stolze, Maureen (James) Nassau, Katelyn (Larry) Vogel and Christopher (Anna Zigmond) Saylor; sisters Ruth McGill of Pittsburgh and Dorothy Mae Dinzeo of Monroeville; aslo 11 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son John Roche. Florence was a member of St. Mark's Parish.  Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport, Thurs. from 2-4 and 6-8 and Fri. from 2-4 and 6-8.  A funeral mass will be held Sat. 12:30 pm at St. Mark's Parich, Liberty Borough.  Interment following Round Hill Cemetery.

 


James T. Pensenstadler

February 18, 2019 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

James T. Pensenstadler, 76 of North Huntingdon, died Feb. 17, 2019.  He was a man of many talents, had a brilliant scientific mind, and was an avid reader of quantum physics and the cosmos. He was preceded in death by his father William and mother Mary (Sotak) Pensenstadler.  He is loved and survived by his children Theresa (Mike) Matthews, Kimberly. Pensenstadler and Michael (Joanne) Pensenstadler; grandchildren Emily, Michael, Christina, Anthony and Catherine; sisters Nancy (Steve) Knezevich, Carol Pensenstadler and Melanie (Mark) Norelli; brothers Dave (the late Helen) Pensenstadler and Rev. Robert Pensenstadler; along with several nieces and nephews.  Jim was a retired Electronic Lab Technician for Westinghouse Research & Development.  He was a hobby enthusiast of steam locomotives.  Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport Thurs. 2-4 and 6-8.  A funeral mass will be held Fri. 9:30 am at Holy Name Church, 32 S. 1st St, Duquesne, Pa 15110, with Rev. Tom Lewandowski.  Inurnment following Calvary Cemetery, Port Vue.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Hospital or your favorite charity.

 


David Nolfi

February 15, 2019 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

  David Nolfi, 70, of Glassport died peacefully Feb. 15, 2019 with his family by his side.  He is the son of the Mary (DeCarlo) Nolfi and the late Alma Nolfi.  He is survived by his beloved wife Eileen (Mooney) Nolfi; children Jason Nolfi, Aaron Nolfi and Alicia (Brad) Koontz; grandchildren Brett Michael Nolfi, Jalen Dru Koontz, Jesse Aaron Nolfi and Juliet Rose Koontz; brothers Tim (Peg) Nolfi and Jared Nolfi and sister Alma Marie Nolfi.  He was preceded in death by his sister Jessica Nolfi.  Dave was a retired supervisor for Duquesne Light but his passion was as a pastor for the Church of Jesus Christ, both Glassport and Clairton for over 40 years.  Dave was active in his church and community; mentored at McKeesport High School; traveled to India to minister and drove the blind whenever needed.  A memorial service will be held February 23 at the Church of Jesus Christ, Clairton at  11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Church of Jesus Christ in David's name.

 


Edward A. Valencik

February 08, 2019 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

  Edward A. Valencik, "Mr. V", 93 of Glassport, died Feb. 7, 2019.  He is the son of the late John and Rose (Simko) Valencik.  He is the beloved husband of Dorothy (Terek) Valencik; children Elaine (Samuel) DeMarco, Ron (Claudia) Valencik, Janine (Angelo Norelli) Valencik and Linda (Bob) Dzialowski; grandchildren Emily (Dave) Kelly, Elise DeMarco, Julia (David) Callahan, Luke Urbanski, Zachary Urbanski, Lauren Dzialowski, Megan Dzialowski, Erin Dzialowski and John Dzialowski; great grandchildren Ailee Callahan, Dorothy Callahan and baby Callahan, Hawthorne Kelly and Asher Kelly.  He was preceded in death by his brother John Lynch.  Ed was a well known and much loved retired gym teacher at South Allegheny High School, where he also taught health, biology and science.  He was a member of Queen of the Rosary Parish; CMO; Glassport Duck Pin League and Glassport Senior Citizens.  He was a proud graduate of the University of Pittsburgh; played semi pro baseball for the St. Louis Cardinals; was an avid golfer and a huge Steelers fan. Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport, Sun. 2 to 6.  A funeral blessing will be held Mon. 10:00 am in the funeral home.  Entombment following New St. Joseph Cemetery.

 


Bea Ann Kudla

February 05, 2019 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Bea Ann Kudla, 59, of Glassport, died Feb. 5, 2019.  She is the daughter of the late Peter and Beverly Paulovich. She is survived by her beloved husband Stanley “Stush” Kudla; daughter Andrea Salak; son Adam Bell; step daughter Natalie (Matthew) Scheiber; step son Matt Kudla; grandchildren McKenzie and Julian Bell; step grandchildren Holden Szerba, Addison Scheiber and Aiden Scheiber; sister Laura Keane; brother Charles Paulovich; also nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by brothers Daniel, David, John and Brian Paulovich. Bea Ann was a member of St. Mark's Parish where she served as a Eucharistic minister and lector. She was a proud graduate of Robert Morris University and was a coordinator for UPMC for many years. Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport Thurs. from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8.  A funeral mass will be held Fri. 10:00 am at St. Mark's Parish, Liberty Borough.  Interment following St. Mary's Polish Cemetery.

 


Edward J. Osada

January 29, 2019 |

By Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Edward J. Osada, Jr., 76 ,of Glassport died Jan. 29, 2019.  He is the son of the late Edward J. "Pickles" (Hilda Dudley) Osada, Sr.  He is survived by his beloved wife Frances (Wesolek) Osada; daughter Kimberly (Randy) Adams; son Robert (Jessica) Osada; grandchildren Scott and Laura Adams and Jackson Osada; sisters Jean Ann Osada and Diane Stinner; sister-in-law Edna Monper; also nieces, nephews and cousins.  Edward was a retired firefighter for Allegheny County.  He was a graduate of CCAC; a member of PNA, American Legion and the Masons.  He was a lifetime member of Reliance Hose Co. #2 and was a boy scout leader where he devoted time as an assistant scout master for Troop 296 and served in the US Army.  Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport, Thurs. from 2-8.  A funeral service will be held Fri. 11:00 am in the funeral home with Rev. Hal Dangel.  Interment following Jefferson Memorial Park.

 


Robert J. Wawrzeniak

January 19, 2019 |

By Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Robert J. Wawrzeniak, 88, of Glassport died Saturday January 19, 2019. He is the son of the late Michael and Blanche (Pokropski) Wawrzeniak. He is survived by his daughter Kelly (Paul) Heatherington, 9 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, son in law Dennis Sobczak and daughter in law Beth WawrzeniakHe was preceded in death by his beloved wife Mary (Hornyak) Wawrzeniak, daughter Lynn Sobczak, and son Mark Wawrzeniak. Robert was a member of Queen of the Rosary Parish, Polish National Alliance, American Legion, and was honorably discharged  from the U.S. Army in the Korean War. He was the retired owner of Bob's Bar in Glassport where he spent many years with his patrons collecting monies for the UPMC Children's Hospital Free Care Fund. Friends received  WOJCIECHOWSKI FUNERAL HOME, Glassport, Tuesday 2-5 and 6-7:30 at which time a blessing will be held.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the free care fund at UPMC children's hospital  of Pittsburgh www.givetochildrens.org which was near and dear to Bob's heart.
 


Deborah R. Ruccio

January 07, 2019 |

By Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Deborah R. Ruccio, 53, of Glassport died January 6, 2019. She is the daughter of Antoinette "Toni" (Braun) Iantimarino and the late Raymond Flohr. She is survived by her husband Thomas Ruccio; six children; five grandchildren; and four siblings. Funeral arrangements by Wojciechowski Funeral Home.

 


Carl P. Masch, Jr.

January 03, 2019 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

 Carl P. Masch, Jr., 74 of Glassport, died Jan. 2, 2019.  He is the son of the late Carl and Susan (Molnar) Masch, Sr.  He is survived by his sister Carol (Ed) Firanski of West Mifflin; also many cousins and dear friends.  Carl was a former school teacher at Homeville Junior High School; a member of Queen of the Rosary Parish and was a graduate of St. Vincent College. Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport, Fri. 2-4 and 6-8.  A funeral mass will be held Sat. 11:00 am at Queen of the Rosary Parish.  Entombment following New St. Joseph Cemetery.

 


Nicholas J.Kovello

January 02, 2019 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

 Nicholas J. Kovello, 77, of Glassport, died Dec. 31, 2018.  He is the son of the late Nicholas and Pearl (Wick) Kovello and beloved husband of Joanne (Mendicino) Kovello.  He is survived by his daughters Maria (Richard) Jacobs, Annette Musta and Christina Svanda; grandchildren Richard (Ashley) Jacobs, Jr, Robert (Hannah) Nesspor, Ryan Jacobs, Alexis Jacobs, Amealia Musta, Aaron Musta, Collin Svanda and Samuel Svanda; step sons Patrick (Patty) Nolder, Jr., Jeff (Diane) Nolder, step grandchildren Brandon (Autumn) Nolder, Dana (Justin) Charmo, Tyler Nolder, Sarah Nolder, Jake Nolder; great grandchildren Robert Nesspor, Asher Nesspor, Lucy Jacobs and Etta Jacobs; step great grandchildren Brandon Nolder, Jr., Gianna Charmo, and Mia Charmo; brother John (Cindy) Kovello and nephews John, David and Mike Kovello. He was Preceded in death step grandson Jeffrey Nolder, Jr.  Nick was a member of St. Mark's Parish and served in the US Navy.  Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport Fri. 2-4 and 6-8.  A funeral mass will be held Sat. 9:30 am at St. Mark's Parish, Liberty Boro. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the V.A. in Pittsburgh.

 


Chester R. Iwanowski

December 26, 2018 |

By Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Chester R. Iwanowski, 98, died Sunday December 23, 2018. He was the son of the late Raymond and Martha (Pater) Iwanowski and beloved husband of the late Margaret Petro. He is survived  by brother Joseph (Mary Anne) Iwanowski; sister Barbara "Babe" (Robert) Yanosko; dear friend and companion Vi Mihalich; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by son Ronald; brothers Edward, Bob, and Raymond; and sisters Edna, Gertie, Louise and Dolores. Chester was a member of Queen of the Rosary Parish and was an avid bowler and semi-pro catcher. Friends received Friday 4-8pm at the Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport. A funeral mass will be held Saturday 10am at Queen of the Rosary Parish with Father Miroslaus Wojcicki. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Gallagher Foundation 1370 Washington Pike Suite 401B Bridgeville PA 15017.

 


RobertaAnn "Bobbi" Sago

December 22, 2018 |

By Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Roberta Ann “Bobbi” Sago, 53 of Spearfish, SD passed away March 20th at the Spearfish Regional Hospital.
Bobbi was born May 16, 1964 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania the eldest of three children born to Robert and Dolores Sago.  The family participated in 4-H.  She was a Girl Scout and in high school participated in drama and speech team.  Bobbie was also in the Future Homemakers of America Group.  She graduated from Corvallis High School in 1982. 
Bobbi went to the University of Montana where she was a Journalism and English major.  On her summer break she worked two years in restaurants in Yellowstone National Park.  Her junior year she settled on Theater as her major and felt she should work in theatre.  Surely there were jobs a lot closer to Montana, but she ended up spending a summer theater season in Monmouth, Maine.  She graduated from the Theatre Program in December 1987.  She spent the spring on tour with the Montana Repertory.  After being on tour, she took a summer job in Spring Green, WI with the American Players Theatre.
In August 1988, she moved to Washington, DC to work for Arena Stage in the costume shop.  She lived in Alexandria, VA, spent the summer in Spring Green, WI and returned to Washington DC to work for the Washington Opera.  After two years she decided that she didn’t like looking for a job every three to nine months and left theater for “Security.”
Bobbi decided to go to graduate school and enrolled in the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, earning a Master’s Degree in Library Information Science.  While in school she worked part-time at George Washington University, the local branch of the Alexandria Public Library and at the Library of Congress paper conservation lab.
Bobbi became interested in Dance and was involved with the Contra Dance and later Scottish Country Dancing.  At this time, she also volunteered at the Carlyle House. Bobbi and her friend Jane, worked together at the Arena Stage doing house management, she was at the Kreeger Theatre.  While working there, tongue in cheek she would tell people, “I’m just doing this theater thing until I can break into  the Library business.”
She lived in DC for nearly 10 years before taking a job as the Manuscript Librarian at the University of Texas El Paso (UTEP) Library.  As an archivist, or manuscript librarian, she cared for ‘primary resources.’  In El Paso she started singing with the church choir at the St. Patrick’s Cathedral at 10 a.m. Mass.
On April 20, 2003 she accepted a position at the Special Collections Librarian / Archivist at Black Hills State University.  She was in charge of the Special Collections Department which contains two main research collections, the Leland D. Case Library for Western Historical Studies and the University Archives.  These are both research collections that contain many items that may be rare and unique.  In addition to helping patrons with their research, she was responsible for organizing and describing the manuscript collections.  Manuscript collections included things like family papers, papers of professional historians, records of organizations, and business records.  There were a number of other activities in her job but the one she liked the best was providing outreach for the collections.  Bobbi served on the Board of the West River History Conference.
She has co-authored four books for Arcadia Publishing, they are: Spearfish, Black Hills Gold Rush Towns, Black Hills National Forest: Harney Peak and the Historic Fire Lookout Towers, and Black Hills Gold Rush Towns II.  She also worked a few hours a week for a company called Spearfish Canyon Tours.
Bobbi recently got back into theater, this time on the acting side of things.  In 2007, she portrayed Mary (Mother) Jones in Out of Our Father’s House at the Matthew’s Opera House in Spearfish.  She also has performed in a Matthew’s Opera House event called, “Theater on the Run.”  She has portrayed a historic figure for several years on the Rose Hill Cemetery Walk.    Most recently she performed in, A funny Little Thing Called Love.  She was portrayed as two characters, Twyla and Nita.  She was surprised to be cast as Twyla, a stereotypical blond ‘bimbo’.  She was owned by two cats, Hercules and Achilles.
In December, Bobbi got a contract to co-author her fifth book for Arcadia publishing.  It’s titled Fort Meade: Peacekeeper of the Black Hills.  The topic is frontier Fort Meade, in Sturgis, South Dakota.  The book was due to come out in mid 2018.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Sago and Mr. and Mrs. John Merta.
Surviving include her father, Robert Sago; mother, Dee Sago; sister, Rebecca Lynn Sago; brother, Robert “Ed” Sago; nephew, Kaleb M. (Brittany) Sago; great niece, Lennon L. Sago and great nephew, Matthew R. Sago.
A Vigil Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Monday, March 26th at the Daly-Leach Chapel in Hamilton.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 27th at St. Francis Catholic Church in Hamilton with Father Jim Connor as celebrant.  Interment will follow at Riverview Cemetery in Hamilton. 
 


Katherine V. Zeik

December 18, 2018 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Katherine V. Zeik, 92, of Monroeville, PA, formerly of Glassport, died Monday, December 17, 2018.  She was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Gojtan) Korenic of White Oak.  She was the beloved wife of Louis E. Zeik who preceded her in death in 2013.  She was the loving mother of Kevin L. (Patricia) Zeik, of Irwin, Brian E. (Lynn) Zeik, of Monroeville, and Douglas B. (Lisa) Zeik, of Cincinnati; grandmother of Corey, Samuel and Tyler. She was preceded in death by brothers George, Edward, John and Joseph and sister, Helen Kincel. She was the very proud Aunt of many nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews. Katie worked at United States Steel Corporation National Tube Works until her full time job became raising three boys and caring for a hard working husband.    She selflessly devoted her entire life to taking care of family and friends. She was a member of Queen of the Rosary Church in Glassport and then St. Bernadette Church in Monroeville. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8pm Wednesday at the WOJCIECHOWSKI FUNERAL HOME, in Glassport. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Bernadette Church with the Reverend Tony Gargotta. Interment following New St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles.  In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to a local animal shelter.

 


Saundra L. Moses

December 02, 2018 |

By Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Saundra L. Moses, 72 of Glassport passed away peacefully Dec. 2, 2018.  She is the daughter of the late Frank and Patricia “Pansy” Waratuke and is survived by her sons Phillip (Donna Sowerby) Moses and Tim Beck; grandchildren Brynn Richards and Evelyn Moses; great grandchildren Liam, Lenore, Brayden, Aria and Remi and brother Gary Waratuke also nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother David Waratuke.  Saundra was retired from UPMC and also worked as a bander/welder for US Steel Irvin Works.  Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport Sat. Dec. 8, 2018 from 4 to 7:30, at which time a funeral service will be held.
 


Richard E. Kushner, Sr.

November 26, 2018 |

By Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Richard E. Kushner, Sr., 82 of West Mifflin, died Nov. 25, 2018.  He is the son of the late George and Helen Kushner. He is the husband of the late Judith (Burch) Kushner and is survived by his daughters Lisa (Joseph Malloy and Denise (Robert) Bartolomeo; son Richard Kushner, Jr; grandchildren Joey Malloy, Kevin and Korey Bartolomeo; great granddaughter Kenley bartolomeo and sister-in-law Helen Kushner.  Richard was an avid hunter and fisherman.  Funeral arrangements by Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport.

 

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