Sarah C. Petras

October 20, 2018 |

Published By Strifflers Family Funeral Homes | Posted in: Strifflers Family Funeral Homes

Sarah “Sally” C. Petras, age 79 of McKeesport, died Saturday, October 20, 2018 at LGAR Health & Rehabilitation Center, Turtle Creek, PA. She was born March 15, 1939 in New Eagle, PA, the daughter of the late Daniel M. and Lois Seng Plummer. In her early years Sally worked at R.E. Kaplan Furniture, Pittsburgh Playhouse, Hamil Manufacturing and Johnston the Florist. She enjoyed sewing and making clothes and costumes for her daughter. Her greatest joy was tending to her grandchildren. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Leslie F. Petras; daughter, Danielle Anthony of N. Huntingdon; brother, Daniel Plummer of Santa Monica, CA; and grandchildren, Katherine Rose and Gabriel J. Anthony.

 
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Clorinda “Clo” Mastrocola

October 19, 2018 |

Published By William Snyder Funeral Home | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Clorinda “Clo” Mastrocola, age 95, of North Versailles, passed away Tuesday, October 16, 2018. She was born August 12, 1923 in East McKeesport, a daughter of the late Charles and Nichol Mastrocola. She was a member of the Christ Lutheran Church in Forest Hills. She worked in the drafting department of Westinghouse Corporation in East Pittsburgh for over 39 years before retiring. She volunteered at the museum in Wilmerding and was a proud supporter of President Donald Trump. She is survived by her sisters Katherine Mastrocola and Betty (Richard) Groff; and many nieces and nephews.
 
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Kathryn Z. Murcek

October 19, 2018 |

Published By William Snyder Funeral Home | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Kathryn Z. Murcek, 94, a resident of Golden Heights, former of North Huntingdon, died Wednesday October 17, 2018. She was born December 12, 1923 in Duquesne, a daughter of the late Rev. John and Katherine (Cernacek) Murcek and was also preceded in death by her siblings Olga Klevemann, Si, John L., David J., Milan S., Walter A., Daniel B., and Dr. Martin Murcek, Mildred Galla, and Milicent Prokop. She was a graduate of Duquesne High School and attended the Art Institute of Pittsburgh for two years. She was a retired assistant officer for Mellon Bank, Pittsburgh.
 
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Barry C. Johnson

October 19, 2018 |

Published By Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory

Barry C. Johnson, age 70, of Elizabeth, passed away on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at home. He retired as a crane operator for Tube City Iron & Metal in West Mifflin. A former member of Bethesda United Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth, he was a school bus driver with Matthews Bus Garage and a former starter at Butler's Golf Course. 

 
 
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Irene Ruth Stokes

October 19, 2018 |

Published By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Irene “Rene” Ruth Harmon Stokes, 94, of Clairton, formerly of Elrama, passed away at Lawson’s Nursing Home Friday, October 19, 2018 to be received into the everlasting arms of our Savior.  She was born October 3, 1924, in Finleyville, to the late Kinzy F. and Annie Mae Tulloh Harmon.  Irene was a loving wife, of 70 years, to the late Robert I. Stokes.  She is survived by daughters, Deborah S. (William) Straub of Daniels, WV, Gayle S. Colonna of Clairton; son, Gary R. (Cheryl) Stokes of McKeesport; grandchildren, Rebekah Straub of Lexington, KY, Abbey Miller of Trafford, Jennifer  Colonna of Portland, OR, Meghan (Frank) Walker of New Albany, OH, Leland Colonna of Clairton; great-grandchildren, Baylee, Finlee, Rylee, Bentlee; loving nieces, nephews, family and friends.  Along with her parents and spouse, Irene was preceded in death by siblings; Phoebe O’Dell, Edith Bardyn, Marge Jenkins, William Harmon, Merle Stout, Albert Harmon, Kathleen Parish, Leonard Harmon, Eloise Brallier, and Lena Mae Cowden.  She was a graduate of Clairton High School and attended Duff’s School of Business. Irene was a member of Pine Run United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School.  She enjoyed cooking, baking, gardening, church, and spending time with her family.  Visitation will take place Sunday, October 21, 2018 from 6 – 8 pm at S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th Street, Clairton,  PA   15025.  A memorial service will take place on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at the funeral home followed by interment at Mount Vernon Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Family Hospice & Palliative Care, 50 Moffett Street, Pittsburgh,  PA   15243. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

Ellis M. "Eli" Lea

October 19, 2018 |

Published By Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory

Ellis M. "Eli" Lea, age 75 of Clairton, passed away on Thursday, October 18, 2018 in Family Hospice and Palliative Care, Mt. Lebanon.  Born February 27, 1943 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late John and Helen (Snizik) Lea.  A retiree from US Steel Clairton Works, Eli was a former star quarterback for Clairton High School and will be sadly missed by family and friends.  He is survived by his wife Georgette Tatalovich Lea; his two sons and daughter, and many loving friends and family.  Funeral services for Eli will be private at the request of the family.  Arrangements by the A.J. Bekavac Funeral Home, 555 5th. St., Clairton, PA 15025 (412-233-5700) www.bekavacfuneralhome.com    

 

William G. Conroy

October 19, 2018 |

Published By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

William G. Conroy, 99, formerly of Elizabeth Township, died Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at Solaris Health Care in Port Charlotte, Florida.  Born in Duquesne, March 6, 1919, he was the son of the late Patrick and Mammie Gerber Conroy.  Husband of the late Betty J. Hawthorne Conroy, he is survived by his son, Leslie H. (Cheryl) Conroy of Statesville, NC, by his daughter, Barbara K. (Richard) Harris of Port Charlotte, FL, and by 4 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.  Mr. Conroy was the owner of Heavenly Homes of Liberty Borough, was a member, elder and trustee of the former Immanuel Presbyterian Church in McKeesport, was a member of Aliquippa Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons, and served in WW II with the U.S. Coast Guard.  A service will be held Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 11:00 AM in the chapel of Mount Vernon Cemetery with the Rev. Dr. Jay Hollingsworth officiating.  Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA is in charge of arrangements.

 

Helen S. Paradise

October 19, 2018 |

Published By Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home - Crematory | Posted in: Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory

Helen S. Paradise, age 98, of North Versailles, died on October 16, 2018. Born in Carnegie, PA., she was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Zanovick) Skripkar.

 
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Bernice M. Smouse

October 18, 2018 |

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

Bernice M Smouse (Aunt B), 83 of O’ Hare Township died Monday October 15, 2018 at UPMC Lighthouse Point at Chapel Harbor Senior Residence. She was born May 3 1935 in Duquesne. She is the daughter of the late Homer and Elizabeth (McDermitt) Smouse. She lived in the Blawnox/O’Hare Township area since 1987. She worked for Sequence Light in downtown Pittsburgh for 43 years before retiring. She loved to sew, bake, play card games do word search puzzle games and loved indoor plants. Survivors include her nephew’s James,Robert and Philip and nieces Jane,Debra Doreen and LeAnn.

 
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Edward T. Iwanowski

October 18, 2018 |

Published By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Edward T. Iwanowski, 85. Glassport died October 17, 2018. He is the son of the late Raymond and Martha (Pater) Iwanowski. he is survived by his beloved wife Joanne (Swiczkowski) Iwanowski; daughter Pamela (Joseph) Javor; son Edward J. Iwanowski; granddaughter Alana (Louis) DiLembo; great grandson Louis DiLembo. Jr.; Brothers Chester and Joseph; Sister Barbara also nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by grandson Edward J Iwanowski, Jr., Brothers Bob and Raymond and sisters Edna, Gertie,Louise and Dolores. Ed was retired from U.S. Steel, National Tube, McKeesport and served in the U.S. Army Korean conflict in Alaska.

 
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William T. Murtha

October 18, 2018 |

Published By Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory

William T. Murtha, age 96 of Elizabeth Twp., passed away at Grandview Estates in Elizabeth Twp. on Thursday, October 18, 2018.  Born April 21, 1922 in Dravosburg, he was a son of the late John and Marie (Striegel) Murtha.  A US Army Air Force Sergeant in the European Theater of World War II, William was a graduate of Duquesne University and a member of St. Michael's Parish in Elizabeth Twp.  He retired as general foreman of the yard and transportation at US Steel Clairton Works and was also a former salesman at Eger Motors in McKeesport. 

 
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Ann K. (Husar) Capristo

October 18, 2018 |

Published By William S. Skovranko Memorial Home | Posted in: William S. Skovranko Memorial Home

Ann K. (Husar) Capristo, 86, of Duquesne, Passed peacefully to her eternal reward on Monday, October 15, 2018, at home. Born October 20, 1931, in Duquesne, she was the daughter of the late Mike and Mary (Matovich) Husar. Mrs Capristo was a faithful member of Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, West Mifflin and a meticulous seamstress. She was the beloved wife of 67 years to Gene Capristo, she is also survived by her loving daughter, Cindi and her husband Dennis Caiarelli, of Duquesne, a son, Dean Capristo and his partner Susan Brockman of North Huntingdon, two grandsons, Ryan and his wife Vicky Caiarelli, and Nathan Caiarelli, four great grand daughters, Kaitlyn, Ava, Mia and Cami, and a sister, Maryann (Byron) Rider of Ohio.

 
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Michael Nesbitt

October 17, 2018 |

Published By Strifflers Family Funeral Homes | Posted in: Strifflers Family Funeral Homes

Michael Nesbitt, age 57 of McKeesport, died on Wednesday, October 10, 2018. He was born March 22, 1961 in Pittsburgh, the son of Inez Arango Nesbitt of Duluth, Georgia, and the late Lawrence C. Nesbitt. He is survived by his wife Debra Kay Nesbitt of McKeesport; brother, David Nesbitt of Houston, Texas; cousins, and friends Pastor Helen Burkhart and Jeffrey Baumiller of McKeesport. Services were held by Hunter-Edmundson-STRIFFLER FUNERAL HOME, 600 Market St., McKeesport, PA 15132 (412-678-6191). Condolences may be made at www.strifflerfuneralhomes.com.

 

Dawn Ann Arrington

October 17, 2018 |

Published By Strifflers Family Funeral Homes | Posted in: Strifflers Family Funeral Homes

Dawn Ann Arrington, age 65 of Homestead, died Sunday, October 14, 2018. She was born June 18, 1953 in Youngstown, Ohio, the daughter of the late George Earl and Mary Kathleen Day Goodridge and wife of the late David Vaughn Arrington. Dawn was a sales clerk for Dollar General and Marshalls. She was well known in her community and was the first to offer help to anyone in need.

 
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Charles Allan McGogney

October 17, 2018 |

Published By Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory

Charles Allan “Magoo” McGogney, age 79, passed away on Wednesday, October 17, 2018. A Class of 1956 graduate of Elizabeth Forward High School, he served in the U.S. Army, 11th Air Assault Division, during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He was self-employed in commercial floor maintenance. He enjoyed fishing at Lake Pymatuning, watching baseball and football games, western movies, and listening to a wide variety of music from the 1960s and ’70s, especially country western music and the rock groups The Eagles and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Always passionate about food, his favorite meal was Thanksgiving dinner. His favorite pastime was congregating with all his buddies at the local coffee shops throughout the years. Best known for his comical sense of humor, there was never a dull moment in his company. The younger generation loved learning about his philosophies of life. He had such a heart of gold and was so compassionate toward those less fortunate in life. 

 
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