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Irene G. Orenak

June 13, 2023 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

 

Irene G. Orenak, 105, of North Huntingdon, formerly of Glassport, died June 12, 2023.  She is the daughter of the late Frank and Martha Dworek and beloved wife of the late Joseph "Huck" Orenak.  She is survived by her daughters Alexandria (Philip) Poon and Barbara (John) Stanoszek; son Gregory Orenak; grandchildren Lauren (Steve Haller) Stanoszek, Mark (Heather) Stanoszek, David Poon and Stephen (Abby) Poon; sisters Frances Matias and Martha Opfer; brother Theodore Dworek; also nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by siblings Dorothy Vesley, Anthony Dworek, Frank Dworek, Pearl White, Jean Hvozdik, Paul Dworek and Raymond Dworek. Irene was a member of the St. John the Baptist Ukranian Catholic Church and the Altar Society.  Irene had many jobs during her lifetime, including Glass House; cleaning homes and waitressing at Lotto's Restaurant.  She made delicious pierogis; was a member of the Bluebird Duck Pin Bowling League; loved playing bingo, cards and stitching beautiful embroidery on pillowcases, dresser scarfs and tableclothes.  She also continued doing her word search puzzles until about a year ago.  Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport on Tues., June 20, 2023 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8, with a Panachida service at 6:00 pm.  A funeral service will be held Wed. at St. John the Baptist Ukranian Catholic Church 10:00 am with Rev. Greg Madaya.  Interment following St. John the Baptist Cemetery.

 


Sally Jean Beisler

June 12, 2023 |

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Sally Jean Beisler, born Sally Jean Arnold, in Pittsburgh August 14, 1945, daughter of the late Rexford and Sue Arnold, died May 24, 2023 at her home in Heathrow, near Orlando, FL, after a long battle with breast cancer.  Her husband Joseph was by her side.  She donated her body to science, to help find a cure for this disease.  Raised in Pittsburgh, Sally graduated from Westinghouse High School, then graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor's degree in Math and Engineering, and later, in 1978, an MBA.  She is the mother of two children, Susan Franciscus and Michael Mangan, and helped raise the four children of her husband; James, Michael, Karl and daughter Vandy Lucko.  Together, they have eight grandchildren.  She started her career at Westinghouse Nuclear Energy division.  Later, when she moved to Parkersburg, WV, she worked for Borg Warner in its plastics and chemical division.  She moved back to Pittsburgh in 1978 and worked for Mobay Corporation, later named Bayer, and quickly rose to the position of Director of Purchasing.  She retired in 1997, and moved to Florida with her husband.  She became an active member of The Heathrow Women's Club, raising considerable money for many charities, and making many good friends.  Sally loved to snow ski in Colorado, water ski in the Allegheny River, and travel the world, especially to Thailand and Europe.  She was an amazing woman, admired by all who knew her.  She will be greatly missed.

 


Sharon Michalski

June 02, 2023 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Sharon M. Michalski, 65, of McKeesport died June 1, 2023.  She is the daughter of the late Joseph and Dolores (Cendroski) Michalski.  She is survived by her daughter Nicole Horne, and sisters Donna Michalski; Linda (Kevin 
Shields) Michalski and Darlene Michalski.  Sharon was an LPN for over 20 years for Kane Regional Center in McKeesport.  Friends will be received at the Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport on Wed. from 1 to 2 at which time a funeral blessing will be held.

 


Joseph B. Tomedolsky

May 17, 2023 |

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Joseph B. Tomedolsky, 86, of Glassport died May 16, 2023. He is the son of the late James and Theresa (Budka) Tomedolsky and beloved husband of the late Thelma (Stout) Tomedolsky. He is survived by his son Troy Tomedolsky; daughter Tracy (Greg) Lindberg; grandchildren Taylor Tomedolsky McGee (Jamie) and Tanner Joseph Lindberg; brother James (Frances) Tomedolsky; sister Mary Will; also nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother John Tomedolsky. Joe was a member of St. Joachim and Ann Parish and served in the US Army. Funeral arrangements were private and handled by the Wojciechowski Funeral Home. 

 


William J. "Will" Hodnik

April 21, 2023 |

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William J. "Will" Hodnik, 49, of Port Vue, died April 20, 2023.  He is the son of the late Thomas and Roberta (Raine) Hodnik.  He is survived by his life partner Toni (Catanzaro) Brundage; children William "Billy" (Diamond Vargo) Hodnik, Trisha (Joseph) Jordan and Brittany (Norman) Nowak; grandchildren Payton, Layla, Niyah, Bailee, River and 2 more on the way, including his first biological granddaughter Octavia Hodnik; brother Thomas Hodnik; sisters Tammy (John) Rymarowicz and Amber Hodnik; also nieces, nephews, aunt and uncles.  Will was employed by Don Farr Moving Company.  He loved video games, cooking out with family and friends and watching Steelers football.  Friends received at the Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport on Sun. from 2 to 7.

 


Michael B. Pollock

April 05, 2023 |

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Michael B. Pollock, 35, of McKeesport, died April 4, 2023.  He is survived by his mother Patricia Pollock; wife Stephanie (Gould) Pollock; children Wesley, Christine (Will) Kimberly (Alec) and Timothy; granddaughter Zoey; sisters Kayla Pollock and Lauren Ward; brothers William Pollock, Blase (Lallo) Ward, James (Erica) Ward and Nathan Ward; nieces Georgia, Makaya; nephews James, Mason, D.J., Maxelll and Hendrix; also aunts, uncles, cousines and many dear friends.  He was preceded in death by father John Farrally, Sr. and grandparents Ken and Rita Pollock.  Mike was a member of Citizens Hose Co. #1 in Glassport and Munhall Volunteer Fire Dept. Co. Station #200.  Friends received at the Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport on Wed. from 5 to 7.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the family to help with the funeral costs.

 


Scott DeVerse

March 16, 2023 |

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Scott R. DeVerse, 52, died Feb. 28, 2023.  He is the son of Robert DeVerse and the late Victoria Ressler DeVerse.  He is survived by his son Dylan Mains; brothers Shawn, Ronald and Brandon DeVerse; sister Wendy Ressler; significant other Roberta Mains; nephews Chester (Angel Noble) Stone, Jr and Shane Weisend; and niece Destiny Owens.  Funeral arrangements by Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport.

 


Margaret A. "Mrs. C" Cegelski

March 16, 2023 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

  Marlene A. “Mrs. C“  Cegelski, 82, of Glassport, died peacefully on March 15, 2023.  She is the daughter of the late Charles and Anne (Yuhasz) Passafiume and wife of the late Ray Cegelski. She is survived by her sons Mark (Irene) Cegelski and Gregg Cegelski; daughters Geralyn (Mark) Testa, Lori (Mike) Kline; grandchildren Mason, Evan and Isaiah Kline, Mackenzie, Maitlyn and Madisyn Cegelski; Raychel and Rebecca Testa; sister Jeanne (the late Albert) Devine; sisters-in-law Dolores Pass and Alice Szmyd; dear friends Mary Rollason and Anna Jean Surman; also nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother Charles Pass. Marlene was a member of St. Joachim & Anne Parish; attended Duquesne University; was a retired school teacher, a youth group coordinator, school bus driver, and the owner of River City Junction.  Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport on Sun. from 5 to 7.  A funeral mass will be held Mon. 10:30 am at Queen of the Rosary Church.  Interment following Round Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the White Oak Animal Safe Haven 2295 Lincoln Way White Oak, PA 15131 phone 4126728901.

 


Michael F. Wawrzeniak

February 17, 2023 |

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Michael F. Wawrzeniak, 69, of Pittsburgh, died Feb. 15, 2023.  He is the son of the late Leon and Mary (Kozicki) Wawrzeniak.  He is survived by his cousins Debbie (Don) Leisifer, Charlen Jone and other nieces and nephews.  Michael served in the US Marine Corp.  Funeral arrangements by Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport.

 


Fiore S. DiMarco

February 16, 2023 |

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 “And when he shall die, take him and cut him out in little stars, and he will make the face of heaven so fine, that all the world shall love the night.”

Fiore DiMarco of Whitehall passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 14 at the age of 90. He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Patricia Ejchost DiMarco, his son Rev. Anthony J. DiMarco of New London, CT, and daughter, Susan Hartman of Whitehall. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Keri, Jordan and Marshall Hartman. He was preceded in death by his parents, Marco and Giovanna Marcozzi DiMarco, his brothers, Joseph, Dominic, Samuel and Orlando, and sister Rose Kennedy. Fiore was born in Glassport, graduated from Glassport High School, attended Penn State University, and retired from General Motors, Fisher Body. Fiore was a dedicated family man, who always put his family first- helping, loving, and caring. He showed us how to love. He showed us how to live and he showed us how to die. His passing marks the end of a family of first generation immigrants who made our country better for their coming here. He was one of many excellent Americans whose spirit and labor made this country thrive. He enjoyed wonderful times with his family and left us with many happy memories of his smile, his laughter, his teaching and his wisdom. As long as life and memory last we will remember him. We are especially grateful to Doctors Jalil, Fazal, and Bramowitz and to PA Amber Bussard for their patient attention to his health and welfare. We will be forever grateful for giving us as much time as possible with Fiore. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, February 18 at 10:00 a.m. at Saints Joachim and Anne, Queen of the Rosary church by his son, Rev. Anthony DiMarco, with burial to follow at New St. Joseph’s Cemetery, North Versailles. When the nights are cold and the stars are few, we’ll close our eyes and think of you. We’ll shed a silent tear and a silent wish that you were here. Good Night Sweet Prince – may flights of angels lead you into God’s Heavenly Kingdom.

 


Grace M. Merta

February 14, 2023 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Grace M. Merta, 79, died Feb. 11, 2023.  She was born in Glassport, daughter of the late John and Gabriella (Kazmierowski) Merta.  Grace is survived by her sister Dolores (Robert) Sago of Corvallis, MT; nephews Kevin Beckovich and Edward Sago; nieces Colleen (Thomas) Smithyman and Becky Sago; great niece and nephews Aidan, Jordan, and Kaleb.  She was preceded in death by sister Margaret (Michael) Beckovich and niece Roberta Sago.  Grace was a retired benefits specialist for Copperweld and was a member of Sts. Joachim and Anne Parish.  She volunteered regularly at Queen of the Rosary Church, helping with the fish fry and the weekly money count. She also collected paper for the church’s fundraiser through the Abitibi Paper Recycling program. Grace’s hobbies over the years ranged from photography to creative rubber stamping. She loved exploring new places, learning new things, and meeting new people. In her 60s, Grace took computer classes at Community College of Allegheny County. She used those skills, mainly in Photoshop, to create a variety of printed items, such as bookmarks and commemorative albums, that preserved memories for friends, family, and acquaintances. She also supported Glassport City Council by photographing events and creating fliers to promote those events. Grace was always looking for ways she could use her energy and knowledge to help others. That kindness will be her legacy. Friends and family will be received at Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport, on Saturday, February 18, from 10:00 am to Noon at which time a funeral blessing will be held with Father Wagner. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Little Sisters of the Poor,1028 Benton Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15212.

 


Joseph Bocianoski, Jr.

February 11, 2023 |

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Joseph Bocianoski, Jr., 66, of Glassport died Feb. 10, 2023.  He is the son of the late Joseph and Laura (Mordecki) Bocianoski.  Joe is survived by his beloved wife Judy (Moss) Bocianoski; sons Joseph (Rebekkah) Bocianoski, III  and Jason (Gina) Bocianoski; grandchildren Donovan, Stella, Sebastian, Eden, Alona and Callan;  and sister Mary Ann(Thomas) Hartswick.  He was preceded in death by his sister Nancy (JKnoblock) Bocianoski. Joe was a member of Queen of the Rosary Parish and was retired from US Steel.  Friends received at the Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport on Monday from 9 am to 10 am, at which time a funeral mass will  be held at Queen of the Rosary Church with Father Wojcicki. 

 


Edna M. Simon

February 10, 2023 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Edna M. Simon, 84, died February 10, 2023. She is the daughter of the late Edward and Helen “Alice” (Cverna) Wygladalski. She is survived by her daughters Jessica (Edward) Hrutkay and Monica (Mark) Izydorczyk; grandchildren Kristal (Doug) Szokoly, Jackie (Steve) Dufalla, Nick (Ethan) Hrutkay, Christopher Hrutkay, Edward Hrutkay, Zachary Hrutkay, Rebecca Hrutkay, and Hallee Hrutkay; great-grandchildren Giuliana, Tyler, Greyson, and Porter; also nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by sons Anthony J. Jr. and Joseph, and sister Alice Vincent. Friends received Monday February 13 from 2-4 and 6-8 at the Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport. A funeral blessing will be held in the funeral home on Tuesday at 10am. Interment following at Calvary Cemetery, Port Vue.

 


Viola D. (Dorazio) Mihalich

February 06, 2023 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Viola D. Mihalich, 96, died Feb. 4, 2023.  She is the daughter of the late James and Anna Dorazio and beloved wife of the late Joseph Mihalich.  Viola is survived by her sister JoAnn Francesconi; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sister Marie Sostaric and brother Frank Dorazio. She was a member of St. Joachim & Anne Parish.  Friends received at the Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport on Sat. from 10 to Noon, at which time a funeral service will be held at Queen of the Rosary Church with Father Miroslaus Wojcicki.  Entombment following Jefferson Memorial Park.

 


Robin A. Hamilton

February 05, 2023 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Robin A. Hamilton, 68, of Murrysville, died Feb. 5, 2023.  She is the daughter of the late J.D.  and Shirley Wright and beloved wife of the late Daniel Hamilton.  Robin is survived by her son Sean (Heather) Hamilton; grandson Northerly Hamilton; sisters Valerie (Andy) Sutherland and Bridgette (George) Cullette.  She was preceded in death by her brothers William and James Wright.  Friends will be received at the Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport on Fri. from 4 to 6.