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Kimberly A. Kaskin

July 13, 2020 |

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

Kimberly A. Kaskin, age 58 of Glassport, passed away at home on Monday, July 13, 2020.  Born July 1, 1962 in Braddock, she was a daughter of Joanne (Geletko) Kaskin of Clairton and the late William J. Kaskin.  A cook at the Terrace Garden Restaurant in Clairton, besides her mother, Kimberly is also survived by her children Misty (Dave Forrester) Laverick of Liberty Borough and Olivia and Shane Goodrum, both of Clairton; her grandchildren Brooklyn, Josephine, Davae, and Destini Forrester and Cassius Gardner; her sisters Jennifer (Rick) Scott of Stroudsburg and Kristin Kaskin of Long Island, NY; her special friend Arnold Ackerman of Glassport; and also many cousins, nieces, and nephews. 

 
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Frances J. Grunwald

July 13, 2020 |

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

Frances J. Grunwald, age 75, of Belle Vernon, died on Sunday, July 12, 2020 at Quality Life Services in Markleysburg, PA. Born September 25, 1944, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Frances Walchok Grunwald.

 
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Helen Marie Piccola

July 13, 2020 |

By Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory

Helen Marie Piccola, 52, of North Versailles, passed away Friday, July 10, 2020. She was born January 7, 1968 in Pittsburgh and was the daughter of Elizabeth (Costello) McCorkle of Port St. Lucie, FL, and the late Daniel Kendrick. She was raised by her grandparents, the late Ray and Helen Costello of Greenfield. Helen was a Payroll Manager and worked for Roman Bistro in Forest Hills. She had previously worked for the City of Pittsburgh and the Central Blood Bank. 

 
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Helen “Sis” E. (Patterson) Kalkbrenner

July 13, 2020 |

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

Helen “Sis” E. (Patterson) Kalkbrenner, age 80, of East McKeesport, passed away Friday, July 10, 2020. She was born November 29, 1939 in McKeesport, the daughter of the late John and Lola Patterson.

She worked for over 45 years at American General Insurance Company before retiring. “Sis” was always happy and telling jokes. She enjoyed camping, shopping and spending time with family and friends. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brother Robert N. Patterson.

She is survived by her husband James Kalkbrenner; and nieces and nephews.

 
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Steven J. Seeman

July 12, 2020 |

By Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home | Posted in: Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home

Steven J. Seeman age 90, of Duquesne, on July 11, 2020, at UPMC McKeesport. 

Born in Braddock on February 12, 1930, he was the son of the late John & Agnes (O’Masta) Seeman. He served in the Army as a firefighter during World War II, worked as a welder in the fabrication industry, was a member of St. Elias Byzantine Catholic Church and enjoyed gardening and making violins. He was the husband of the late Shirley (Shigo) Seeman; father of Curtis (Sharon) Seeman of Duquesne, Christopher Seeman of Duquesne, Craig (Deborah) Seeman of Belle Vernon and Monica Shultz of Duquesne; grandfather of Brittney Shultz, Jonathan Shultz, Dayna Seeman and Jenna Seeman; brother of  John “Red” Seeman Jr., late Richard Seeman, late Paul Seeman, late Beverley Bickus,  late Lawrence “Larry” Seeman and late Kenneth Seeman.

 
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Patricia Helen Morra

July 12, 2020 |

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

Patricia Helen (Samuel) Morra, age 81, of White Oak, passed peacefully into the Lord's hands on July 11, 2020.  Born February 4, 1939, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Helen (Balcerik) Samuel and the wife of the late Frank Morra.  She was a Preschool Aide for the Pittsburgh Board of Education for 35 years.  Once she retired, she took care of her grandsons so that her daughter could continue to work.  She was a wonderful mother and grandmother.

 
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Celestine J. "Tina" Mowery

July 12, 2020 |

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

Celestine J. "Tina" Mowery, age 56, of McKeesport, died July 5, 2020, at home. Born April 14, 1964, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Betty (Hockenberry) Obies and the wife of Kenneth L. "Kennie" Mowery.

 
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Francis “Jack” McCombs

July 12, 2020 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Francis “Jack” McCombs passed away on April 22, 2019 at his home in Alachua, Fla., with his sister and companion by his side.

Jack was born Feb. 23, 1932 in McKeesport, Pa., the son of Frank and Gladys McCombs of Versailles, Pa. He graduated from McKeesport High School in 1950.

Jack graduated from Kiski Prep School second in class and received athletic awards in five sports. He was admitted to Brown University in Providence, R.I., but decided that a liberal arts degree would not assist him in future
endeavors, and so he transferred to the University of Miami where he majored in aviation and graduated in 1956.

 
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Howard E. Robb

July 11, 2020 |

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

Howard E. Robb, age 92, of Forward Twp., passed away on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 in Mohawk Valley Health System. He was a retired crane operator for Fisher Body in West Mifflin and a U.S. Navy veteran. He enjoyed flying and building remote control airplanes. He loved traveling with his wife in their Airstream and was a former president of the Airstream Club. Born January 20, 1928 in Floreffe, he was a son of the late William A. and Goldie M. (Sesher) Robb and husband of the late Barbara A. (O'Dell) Robb. He is survived by a son, Richard A. (Melinda) Robb of Vernon Center, NY; grandchildren, Kasey Robb of Binghamton, NY, Nashua R. Robb of Vernon Center, NY and Eric (Dani) Kegel of Harvest, AL. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Kathy Jean Stadmueller. Private services and burial at Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com

 


James M. Minarchin

July 11, 2020 |

By James W. Shirley Funeral Home Inc. | Posted in: James W. Shirley Funeral Home

James M. Minarchin, age 77, of Dauberville, Pa., formerly of White Oak, died July 10, 2020 at the Hershey Medical Center. He was born March 26, 1943 in Duquesne, Pa., a son of the late Michael and LaVerne Pilcher Minarchin. James was a member of the Glad Tidings Church, Wyomissing, Pa. Prior to his retirement he was employed as an outside machinist at Carpenter  Technology and formerly employed by U.S. Steel in Duquesne. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force stationed in Korea. Jim enjoyed bike riding and was a devoted family man who enjoyed  spending time with his grandchildren . He was an avid sports enthusiast who loved the Pittsburgh Steelers. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Richard and Robert Minarchin. He is survived by his wife, Bonita Wiles Minarchin; three daughters, Lori Gergley (Ronald), Lisa Minarchin, Linda Werner; one sister Sharon Patrick; 7 grandchildren, Tyler, Kyle, Seth, Angelina, Madison, Riley, Ariana; 5 great-grandchildren, Jayce, Aiden, Xander, Roman and Colton. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon  Wednesday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral service Thursday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment 2:30 p.m. at Jefferson Memorial Park.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Rosemarie A. Glunt

July 11, 2020 |

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

Rosemarie A. Glunt, age 72, of Greensburg, formerly of McKeesport, died July 9, 2020, at Golden Heights Personal Care Home of Irwin. Born February 11, 1948, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Bernadine (Jaskolski) Denicola and the wife of the late William Glunt.

 
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Nancy Tascarella

July 10, 2020 |

By Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home | Posted in: Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home

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NANCY TASCARELLA age 86, of West Mifflin, on July 10, 2020 at Grandview Estates in Elizabeth Twp. Born in Pittsburgh on December 29, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Ernst V. & Christina (Kress) Gehringer. She was a retired consolidating accountant for Ohio Barge Line, a member of St. Agnes Church of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, a member of the Ladies of Charity, and enjoyed Arts and Crafts. She was the wife of the late Saverio “Sam” Tascarella; mother of Christine (Joe) Albarella of New Port Richey, FL, Mark John Tascarella of Charleston, SC, Marion Joy (Jeffrey) Saunders of West Mifflin, and Sam James Tascarella of Jefferson Hills; grandmother of Nicholas Benjamin (Katie) Saunders; sister of Fred Gehringer of Springhill, FL, Genevieve (Del) Lance of Richardson, TX and Cordelia (late Lawrence) McDaniel of Johnson City, TN.

 
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Janet C. Jenkins

July 10, 2020 |

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

Janet C. Jenkins, age 75, of Pittsburgh, formerly of White Oak, died July 9, 2020, at Vincentian Marian Manor of Pittsburgh. Born August 12, 1944, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late James L. and Jane (Fritchey) Crosby and the wife of the late Joseph W. Jenkins.

 
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Margaret "Peggy" C. Baron

July 10, 2020 |

By Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory

Margaret "Peggy" Caroline Baron,  61, of McKeesport, formerly of Greenock, passed away Monday, June 6, 2020 at home. She was born November 28, 1958 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Edwin V. and Eileen (O'Bryon) Baron. Peggy is survived by her companion, George Eric Seman.  She was preceded in death by her sister, Loretta Baron. There is no visitation. Arrangements are by Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, Director.  Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 


Dontrelle Yvonne Norfleet

July 10, 2020 |

By Robert A. Waters Funeral Home | Posted in: Robert A. Waters Funeral Home

Dontrelle Yvonne Norfleet, 50, died July 3, 2020, in her home.

She was born on September 18, 1969, to Floyd Norfleet and Teri Williams in McKeesport, PA. Dontrelle had a way with children and she worked as a Childcare and Daycare provider for private families. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and was proud to show them off. 

Prior to her death, Dontrelle boasted to family and friends that she was looking forward to spending the 4th of July with her grandchildren.  Dontrelle was a foodie and a master at the grill.  She loved her Facebook page and was always posting something positive and spiritual. 

Dontrelle loved God and she recently devoted her life back to Christ.  One of Dontrelle's favorite gospel songs was "Every Praise", by Hezekiah Walker, she would play that song over and over again, and she taught it to her grandchildren too.

 
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