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Lois E. Gogolya

January 19, 2020 |

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

LOIS E. GOGOLYA age 73, of Pleasant Hills, formerly of Duquesne, on January 18, 2020. She was born April 4, 1946 in McKeesport to the late Joseph and Anna (Seiiterlin) Gogolya. She worked in the accounting department at US Steel. Lois liked to read and was a dog lover. She is survived by many longtime friends. Visitation Tuesday, January 21st from 12-6 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne 412-466-3300, where a blessing service will be held on Wednesday at 10 a.m. Rev Nick Mastrangelo officiating. Burial will be in Jefferson Memorial Park.

 


Virginia Mikula

January 19, 2020 |

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

Virginia "Jean" Mikula, 89 of North Huntingdon died January 18, 2020 at The Grove at Irwin.  She was born November 27, 1930 in McKeesport, daughter of the late John and Mary Pamaibo Yagan.  She was a member of St. Agnes Church and enjoyed playing Bingo.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Joseph Mikula Sr. in 2013; daughter, Karen Clark and her husband Ted; and sister, Mary Louise Squires.  She is survived by her son Joseph Jr.  and his wife Shelly; daughter Susan Rhodes and her husband Lenny; sister, Pat Fredley; grandchildren, Geoff, Noel, Dawn, Melissa, Tara, Joseph, Nathan and Zachary; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on  Wednesday  from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.  A blessing service will be held on Thursday at 10 a.m. in the Funeral Home Chapel.  Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Port Vue, PA.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Rose C. Badstibner

January 19, 2020 |

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

Rose C. Badstibner, age 104, of McKeesport, died January 18, 2020, at Kane Regional Medical Center. Born December 30, 1915, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late George and Ida (Robertson) Glaub and the wife of the late Herman Badstibner.

 
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Jean E. Fitzpatrick

January 19, 2020 |

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

Jean E. Fitzpatrick, age 94 of North Huntingdon died January 17, 2020 at UPMC East, Monroeville. She was born June 8, 1925 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late D.J. and Elizabeth Biddlestone Roderick. Jean enjoyed golfing, traveling, cooking, pinochle, and was a lifelong bridge player. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a grandchild, baby boy Fitzpatrick; great-granddaughter Chloe; sister, Doris McDonough; niece and nephews, Betsy, David and Kevin. She is survived by three sons, William (Donna), Jack (JoAnn), Tom (Kathy); five grandchildren, Scott Fitzpatrick (Tammy), Kim McGauley (Eric), Meghan Fitzpatrick (James Lynch), Erin Fitzpatrick (Jeff Dyke), Katelyn Brady (Tim); 12 great-grandchildren, Gavin, Haleigh, Aubrianna, Chase, Chyler, Grady, Brinley, Kiera, Aubrey, Samuel, William and James; nieces and nephews, K.D., Margie, Judy, John and Mike, Patty, Sue, Mark; special friends, Cecelia, Danny, Kylie Sedlock. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Friday 4-8 pm. with additional visitation Saturday 9 a.m. 10 a.m.  Interment to follow in Jefferson Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to a pet charity of your choice. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

 


Thomas H. Spahr

January 19, 2020 |

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

Thomas H. Spahr, age 74 of North Huntingdon died January 18,2020 at his home. He was born May 23, 1945 in Greensburg, a son of the late Charles and Alice Herold Spahr. Tom was the store manager of Miller Feed Store in Irwin for many years. He was the past president of the Norwin Lions Club, 11th Armored Calvary Association, Norwin VFW Post 781 and a veteran of the Vietnam War having served in the U.S. Army. He was preceded in death by a sister, Patricia Miller,  He is survived by his wife Donna Dunkle Spahr, one daughter Maryah Spahr,one sister Bonnie Koury, brother in law Bill Miller, sister in law, Susan Dunkle, numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Thursday 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. A funeral service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment will be in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Paul David Krise Jr.

January 18, 2020 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Paul David Krise Jr., age 67, passed away Thursday, January 16, 2020 at his home.

Born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, Paul was the son of Ruth Lord Krise and the late Paul David Krise, Sr. and son-in-law of the late Nick and Agnes Bruno. He was a retired Postmaster with the United States Postal Service.

Paul was an avid golfer who never met a stranger. He lived his life with zest and passion even when facing the fight of his life. He had a passion for sports and watching his grandchildren was the joy of his life. His family and friends will always remember that Paul always had a smile on his face and he was the life of the party. The manner in which he lived his life in general will resonate with them forever. He won!

Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Denise Marie Bruno Krise; his son, Ben Krise; his daughter, Paula Painter and her husband Frank Painter; two sisters, Bonnie Sari (husband Tom) and Beverly James (husband Denny); brother John Krise (wife JoAnn); sisters-in-law Nikki Washburn and Monica Young (husband Terry); brother-in-law James Bruno (wife Debbie)  and four grandchildren, Felicia Painter, Frankie Painter, Nicholas Krise and David Krise along with many nieces and nephews.

 
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Patricia L. Tucci Pollock

January 18, 2020 |

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

Patricia L. Tucci Pollock, 59, of Irwin, passed away Friday, January 17, 2020.  She was born May 2, 1960 in Jeannette, a daughter of the late Leonard and Mae (Piovesan) Tucci.  Patty enjoyed being outside doing yard work and tending to her flowers, going to the beach, playing cards and loved being with her children and grandchildren.  She is survived by her husband, Dennis Pollock; son, Zach Pollock and his wife, Courtney; daughter, Misty Pollock; sisters, Barbie (Jerry) Gibasiewicz, Suzie (Kevin) Robinson; sisters-in-law, Connie Pollock and Patricia (Jerry) Freeman; brother-in-law, Karl (Colleen) Pollock; grandchildren, Savannah, Trinity, Beau; numerous nieces and nephews; and her fur babies.  Friends will be received from 2-8 p.m. on Monday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  A funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment to follow in West Newton Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Alfred J. "Ike" Huwalt Jr.

January 18, 2020 |

By Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home | Posted in: Jefferson Memorial Cemetery Funeral Home

Alfred J. "Ike" Huwalt Jr., age 91, of McKeesport, formerly of Duquesne, passed away surrounded by his loving family on January 15, 2020.

Alfred is survived by his beloved wife, Veronica M. (Pearson) Huwalt of 70 years; Four Children, Patrice H. Bennett, Mark A. Huwalt, Lynne M. (Michael) Mercilliott, and Lisa H. (Jeff) Lampo; Brother, Thomas Huwalt; Grandchildren, Ian (Bridget O'Neil) Bennett, Mark (Elaine) Bennett, Sean (Stephanie) Mercilliott, Kevin Mercilliott, Matthew Atwood, Jesse Huwalt, Brenden Lampo; and Great-Grandchildren, Elizabeth, Helena, and Patrick Bennett.

Alfred served his country honorably with the U.S. Navy as a Seaman First Class. He was employed for many years and retired from U.S. Steel National Tube and worked for University of Pittsburgh in the benefits department. Alfred enjoyed the outdoors, crossword puzzles, cowboys/westerns and was a member of the Liberty Borough Vets Club.

 
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Sophie Andrejkanic

January 17, 2020 |

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

Sophie Andrejkanic, 93, formerly of White Oak, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 17, 2020.  She was born April 28, 1926 in White Oak, a daughter of the late George and Anna Kitz.  Sophie was a member of AARP Versailles Chapter 9211, St. Robert Bellarmine Church, and former member of the Wilmerding YMCA.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, George Andrejkanic; sons-in-law, John Kostik and Robert L. Brown; brother John Kitz; and sister Annette Hoffman.   She is survived by her daughters, Jane Kostik and Carol Brown; grandchildren, Jennifer (Mark) Linderman, Carrie (John) Page, Janet Landry, Robert M. Brown; great-grandchildren, Ava, Ethan, Joshua, Jacob, Jenna, Zachary, Tyler, Robert, Michael; and great-great-grandchildren, Elizabeth and Michael; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Family and friends will be received from 2-8 p.m. on Monday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Tuesday at 10 a.m. in St. Agnes Church.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Irene V. Hamerski

January 17, 2020 |

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

IRENE V. HAMERSKI age 93, formerly of West Mifflin, on January 15, 2020. She was a daughter of the late Marion and Helen (Markiewicz) Klara. She was the former co-owner, along with her late husband, of the Clover Farms Store in West Mifflin. A member of Mary, Mother of God Parish in McKeesport, the former Corpus Christi Parish. Former member of St. Joseph Church in Duquesne and member of the former St. Joseph Confraternity of Christian Mother's  and Guild, and the former rosary society of Christ the Light of the World Parish, former member of West Mifflin Annex Senior Citizens and the Knights of Columbus Senior Citizens. She was a member for 57 years of the Ladies of Charity, both at St. Joseph and Corpus Christi Parish. Beloved wife of the late Chester A. Hamerski for 60 plus years; mother of Joline (late Louis, "Bill") Buzzatto of White Oak, Mary Ann Kistler of Deltona, Florida, Walter (late Shirley) Hamerski of Harmony, PA, Robert (Cheryl) Hamerski of Glenshaw, Amy (William) Sawders of Versailles and the late Richard Hamerski, late Teresa Hamerski; also 14 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren; sister of Helen Frick of Pittsburgh and the late Nellie Markiewicz, late Phyllis Lanz, late Stanley Klara and the late Edward Klara. Visitation Sunday, January 19 from 1-8 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave. Duquense 412-466-3300 where a blessing service will be held, Monday January 20 at 9:15 a.m. Followed by Mass of Christian Burial at Corpus Christi Church at 10 a.m. Rev. Pius Nwankwo Officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, West Mifflin. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Food for the Poor in care of Fransiscin Missions PO Box 130 Waterford, WI 53185.

 


Charles Johnson

January 16, 2020 |

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

Charles Johnson, 59, was born January 8, 1961, in McKeesport, PA to the late Charles and Louise Johnson Sr. He went on to be with the Lord January 12, 2020. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Troy Johnson.   

His survivors are his daughters, Lamira Johnson, and Jasmine  Johnson; one grandchild; sisters, Delcina Wynn and Ava Mikell.

 
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Elizabeth Jefferies

January 16, 2020 |

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

Deaconess Elizabeth Jefferies, 90, of Duquesne Pennsylvania, departed this life peacefully on Thursday, January 9, 2020, in Woodhaven Care Center, Monroeville, PA. She was born May 22, 1929 in Greenville, South Carolina, daughter of the late John and Rosella Tate. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hermon B. Jefferies and sister Parthenia Johnson and a step daughter Jean Davis (John).

Mrs. Jefferies resided in Duquesne with her late husband of 51 years and was the owner of Tate's confectionery for over 50 years. In many ways, she was a pioneer in the local business community of Duquesne for having owned a business during a time when it was uncommon for women of color to be business owners.

 
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Elizabeth J. "Betty" Schneider

January 16, 2020 |

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

Elizabeth J. "Betty" Schneider, age 81, of Glassport, died January 12, 2020, at UPMC McKeesport. Born January 22, 1938, in North Union of Fayette, PA, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Bertha (Crawford) Opinsky and the wife of Albert "Duke" Schneider.

 
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Philip A. Cramer

January 15, 2020 |

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

Philip A. Cramer, 70, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, January 15, 2020.  He was born June 3, 1949 in McKeesport, a son of the late Henry Philip and Clarice (Edwards) Cramer.  Prior to his retirement, Philip was employed by McDonalds and was an avid Steelers fan.  He enjoyed playing the bass and classical guitar, working on cars, and loved cats.  He is survived by his wife, Debora L. (Glunt) Cramer; and brother, Edward Cramer and his wife, Linda.  There will be no visitation.  A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 10 a.m. in Bible Fellowship Church, 250 Brush Creek Road, Irwin, Pa.   In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 

 


Donald E. Dudik

January 15, 2020 |

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

Donald E. Dudik, 87, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, January 14, 2020. He was born May 21, 1932 in Port Vue, son of the late Michael and Pearl (Klaja) Dudik. Prior to his retirement, Don was a pipe inspector for US Steel and a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church. He enjoyed gardening, listening to Oldies music and was an avid Steelers fan. Don was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Ann Dudik; and son, Shawn Dudik. He is survived by his daughter Dawn Phillians and her husband David Jr.; son, Scott Dudik and his wife, Cathi; 3 grandchildren, Gage, Gavin and Cylee; sisters, Dolores Waskowitz, Linda Dudik and Cookie Marote. Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Friday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. A blessing service will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday in the funeral home followed by entombment in New St. Joseph Cemetery. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.