Francis J. Spinola, Jr.

March 17, 2019 |

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

Francis J. Spinola, Jr., age 80 of McKeesport, died March 16, 2019, at Jefferson Hospital. Born October 10, 1938, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late Francis J. and Selena (Scanlon) Spinola, Sr., and the husband of Marie (Figas) Spinola for over 59 years.

 
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Genevieve T. DeVecchio

March 16, 2019 |

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

Genevieve T. (Gimiliano) DelVecchio, age 90, of Clairton passed away with her children by her side on Friday, March 15, 2019. Born June 16, 1928 in Clairton, she was the daughter of the late Guilio and Frances (Garcia) Gimiliano. 

 
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Rosa D'Amico Tommasi

March 16, 2019 |

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

Rosa D'Amico Tommasi, 80, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, March 15, 2019.  She was born November 5, 1938 in Vittoria, Italy, a daughter of the late Emanuele and Giovanna D'Amico.  She is survived by her loving  husband of 55 years, Giovanni Tommasi; son, Elio Tommasi and his wife, Dawn; daughter, Rosa DeFeo and her husband, James; grandchildren, Gabby (Matt), Sabrina, Giovanni, James, Elaina and Elio; brothers, Carmello and Salvatore D'Amico; sisters, Angela Lauretta and Elena D'Amico; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday at 10 a.m. in St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon. Interment to follow in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Irwin, PA.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

Craig M. Provins

March 16, 2019 |

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

Craig M. Provins, age 48 of White Oak, passed away on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at Jefferson Hospital. Born February 24, 1971 in McKeesport, he was the son of David (Linda) Provins and Barbara (Regis) (Yonek) Fiore. Craig was a steelworker and welder for U.S Steel in Clairton.

 
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Chester F. "Chet" Ornowski

March 15, 2019 |

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

Chester F. "Chet"  Ornowski, 93, of White Oak, formerly of McKeesport, died March 14, 2019 at home surrounded by family. He was born January 16, 1926 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Joseph and Barbara (Kurkowski) Ornowski. He was preceded by the love of his life, the late Patricia (Shank) Ornowski, who passed away January 31, 2014.  After completing high school, he enlisted in the United States Army, Where he served as grade four technician with the 76th Infantry Division. In 1944, he was drafted into WWII, where he was a part of the Normandy Invasion. For his service he received 2 Purple Heart Medals for combat,  The Good Conduct Medal, American Theatre Service Medal, EAME Theatre Service Medal with three bronze stars, and The WWII Victory Medal. He retired from US Steel in 1983 after 35 years of service where he worked as a lab technician.

 
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Debra L. Huston

March 15, 2019 |

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

Debra L. Huston, age 60, of McKeesport, formerly of Port Vue, passed away on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at UPMC Presbyterian. A former registered nurse at Southwestern Nursing Center, she was an RN at Forbes Center for Rehabilitation in Pittsburgh. 

 
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Paul Daniel Ohrman

March 15, 2019 |

Published By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Paul Daniel Ohrman, a retired metallurgical engineer and published author of “Living to Serve: Church, Family, Country” and “Bridges to Peace: WW II Through the Lens of a Combat Engineer” died peacefully with his family by his side at home March 9, 2019. He was 96.

Born and raised in McKeesport, PA, he was the son of the late Daniel A. and Matilda H. (Anderson) Ohrman. Mr. Ohrman married his childhood sweetheart, Alice (Roland) Ohrman on December 21, 1947, and the couple resided in McKeesport and Monroeville, PA. where they raised their family.

Mr. Ohrman served honorably in the US Army during WW II as a Technical Specialist Grade 5 photographer with the 264th Combat Engineering Battalion in the European Theatre, building bridges for Patton’s 3rd Army. Mr. Ohrman took photographs of Erfurt and Buchenwald concentration camps when they were liberated. Following his military service, Mr. Ohrman earned degrees from Washington and Jefferson University, the University of New Hampshire, and Carnegie Mellon University. He was employed by US Steel as a chief metallurgical engineer at various mills and the national headquarters in Pittsburgh. After retiring from US Steel, he became technical services manager at National Materials Corp. and Tang Industries.

 
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Duane P. Landstrom

March 15, 2019 |

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

Duane P. Landstrom, age 87, of Dunwoody, Georgia, formerly of East McKeesport, passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2019. He was born August 4, 1931 in East McKeesport, the son of the late Gunnard and Bertha Landstrom. He was a former member of the Christy Park Methodist Church in McKeesport. He retired after a long career as a clerk in accounting for US Steel at the Irvin Works in West Mifflin. He had a passion for baseball and loved to coach young players in the little league of McKeesport, CCAC and many other groups. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sisters Edith Considine, Mildred Lorge, Ruth Bendel. He is survived by his wife of over 61 years Alberta (Kwolkoski) Landstrom; son Robert (Gena) Landstrom of Decatur, Georgia; grandchildren Juergie and Broedy Landstrom and Tyler Trosclair; and nieces and nephews.
 
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Dianne King

March 14, 2019 |

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

Dianne Leeds Hacker King, 81, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Friday, March 8, 2019.  Born in McKeesport on November 10, 1937, Dianne was the daughter of the late William A. and Jean C. Hacker and younger sister of the late Margery L. Burns of Elizabeth Township.  A 1955 honors graduate of McKeesport High School, Dianne attended Allegheny College before briefly working for Connecticut General Life Insurance and Morris Knowles and Associates, Inc. in Pittsburgh.  Later she was quietly instrumental in the inception and early success of King's Family Restaurants, a business founded by her husband of 57 years, Hartley C. King.

 
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Norman P. Ross

March 14, 2019 |

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

Norman P. Ross, age 86, passed away peacefully on March 13, 2019 after a 2 year battle with cancer with his family continuously by his side at UPMC McKeesport. Beloved and devoted husband of 66 years of Fern (Hess) Ross, loving father of Lynn (Trace) Niemi, Jeff (Deenie) Ross, Todd (Terri) Ross and the late Gregory Ross; brother of David Ross, Donald (Gail) Ross, and the late John & (Evelyn) Ross; brother in law of the late Ronald (Dee) Hess, the late Jimmy (Melinda) Hess, Vera and the late Nelson Cherry and Denny (Cindy) Hess. Norm was born December 3, 1932, to the late John and Dorothy Ross in McKeesport.

 
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John (Jack) Mooney, Jr

March 14, 2019 |

Published By Elmer L Herman Funeral Home | Posted in: Elmer L. Herman Funeral Home

John “Jack” Mooney Jr. of Elizabeth, passed away on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at the age of 66; after a 9 month battle with cancer.

John was born in Hazelwood, PA and is preceded in death by his parents John Sr. and Margaret (Edwards) Mooney. He grew up as the eldest of four and attended St. Stephen Grade School, St. Casimir High School, and Gladstone High School. John worked for over 30 years as a machinist at Kerotest Manufacturing.

 
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Mary Ann Conley

March 14, 2019 |

Published By Elmer L Herman Funeral Home | Posted in: Elmer L. Herman Funeral Home

Mary Ann Conley, age 82, of Hazelwood, on Monday, March 11, 2019.  Wife of the late Bernard F. Conley, Devoted mother of Lorraine Pekular of Pittsburgh, Ann Marie Pekular of McKeesport and Stephen (Cynthia) Pekular of West Mifflin; grandmother of John, Heather and Cory; daughter of the late Stephen and Mary Szabo.

 
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Mary "Maggie" Jenkins

March 13, 2019 |

Published By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Mary "Maggie" Jenkins, 96, died March 11, 2019. She was born July 6, 1922. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. March 17 at Bethlehem Baptist Church, 716 Walnut St., McKeesport, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. March 18. Interment will follow at McKeesport & Versailles Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are in charge of Tunie Funeral Home, 218 E. 11th Ave., Homestead, (412) 462-6466.

 

John R. Costantino

March 13, 2019 |

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

John R. Costantino, 80, of Irwin, passed away Monday, March 12, 2019 at his home.  He was born August 18, 1938 in Turtle Creek, PA.  Prior to his retirement, John was a machinist and tool & die maker and a veteran of the US Army.  He was a member of St. Agnes Parish and was a ham radio operator.  He is survived by his wife, Linda Grace Rominski Costantino; sons, Anthony Costantino and his wife, Amber, John Costantino; daughters, Tina Costantino Leslie and Tricia Asaro; sister, Donna Penkova and her husband, Joseph; and seven grandchildren.  There will be no visitations.  Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home.  Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or American Heart Association  in memory of John.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 

John Dutka

March 12, 2019 |

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

John Dutka, 83, of North Huntingdon, PA, died Sunday, March 10, 2019, at home. He was born May 31, 1935, in Braddock, PA, a son of the late Alexander and Catherine (Senkow) Dutka. John was retired from U.S. Steel, Homestead Works, with 31 years of service. He was an active member of Calvary Church, North Huntingdon, and was one of the church’s founding members. He is survived by his wife Dorothy (Wislocky) Dutka; his children Gary Dutka and his wife Suzanne of TX, Stephen Dutka of Claridge, Sharon Kaufman and her husband Paul of North Huntingdon, and Wendy Englund and her husband Bob of VA; his grandchildren Chad Hughes, Kelly Dowdrick, Harley, Sierra, Brett and Tanner Hughes, Aaron and Adam Dutka, and Nolan, Marina and Brendon Englund; his sister Rose Marie Estrella of FL; also a brother-in-law Bill Priatko; sisters-in-law Dorothy Dutka and Virginia McGechie; and nieces and nephews. 
 
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