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Sophia K. (Yelovich) Holland

November 26, 2021 |

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

Sophia K. (Yelovich) Holland, age 42, of Irwin, formerly of Orrtanna, passed away Thursday, November 25, 2021. She was born September 4, 1979 in Teaneck, New Jersey, a daughter of V. Rev. Elias and Bonnie Yelovich. She was an Orthodox Christian and a member of her father’s congregation in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Sophia attended Fairfield Area High School and received her High School Diploma from the Pennsylvania Home School Association and went onto attend Slippery Rock University studying Music Therapy. She worked until disabled by her illness at the Creative Adventures Learning Center in North Huntingdon. She also taught piano lessons and played piano at the chapel of the Auberle Center in McKeesport.

 
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Alan H. White

November 26, 2021 |

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

Alan H. White, 73, died November 23, 2021. Friends will be received from 9 to 11 a.m. Nov. 27, 2021, at Macedonia Baptist Church, 17 Cochran St., Duquesne, PA 15110, where a service will be held at 11 a.m. Arrangements in charge of Robert A. Waters Funeral Home Inc.

 


Dolores G. May

November 26, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Obituary

Dolores G. May, 87, died November 21, 2021. Friends will be received from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Dec. 4, 2021, at Macedonia Baptist Church, 17 Cochran St., Duquesne, PA, where a service will be held at 2 p.m. Arrangements are in charge of Tunie Funeral Home Inc.

 


Dr. Thomas Michael Skrtic

November 26, 2021 |

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

Dr. Thomas Michael Skrtic, age 75, of Lawrence, Kansas died on November 19, 2021 at the University of Kansas, Medical Center. He was born in McKeesport, PA on August 10, 1946 and is the son of the late Paul and Caroline D’Annunzio Skrtic.

 
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M. Eileen Lewis

November 26, 2021 |

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

M. Eileen Lewis, age 80, of Forward Twp., passed away on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at home. She retired as a manager for Busy Beaver. Born March 11, 1941 in Pittsburgh, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Katherine (Diskin) Murray and wife of the late Jack H. Lewis. She is survived by daughters, Nancy Satter and Carole Lewis, both of Elizabeth; son, Thomas M. (Darlene) Lewis of Elizabeth; grandchildren, Michael Lewis, Christopher Wallace, Melanie Lewis and Rebecca (Dylan Keeley) Lewis; sisters, Ruth Kavanagh of Wexford and Kathleen Healy of Hilliard, OH; also, nieces and nephews. No visitation or services are planned. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com

 


Donna L. Egenlauf

November 26, 2021 |

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

Donna L. Egenlauf, age 88, of Port Vue, died November 24, 2021, at UPMC McKeesport. Born July 4, 1933, in Irwin, she was the daughter of the late Cloyd Carothers and Anna Newmeyer and the wife of the late Michael A. Egenlauf.
Donna retired from the Hamilton Hills Personal Care, where she worked as a CNA for many years. She also worked at the former Eastland Mall in the Public Relations Department. She was also known as "The lady who ran the Train," loving all the kids that came to ride. She was a former member of both the Liberty Presbyterian Church and Linway United Presbyterian Church. Donna enjoyed camping and baking. Although, her greatest joy was spending time with her family and hosting family parties. Her motto was always, "the more, the merrier!"
Donna is survived by her children, Michael F. Egenlauf of Glassport, Roy A. Egenlauf of McKeesport, Maryann Hornfeck of Port Vue, Gary J. (Annette) Egenlauf of Weirton, WV, Darlene (Roach) Richel of Port Vue, James (Kimberly) Egenlauf of North Versailles, Connie (Randy) Quiggle of Port Vue; many grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; also many nieces and nephews.

 
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Clarence Ross Sumney, Jr.

November 26, 2021 |

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

Clarence Ross Sumney, Jr., 79, of Clairton, passed away Thursday, November 25, 2021. He was born October 27, 1942 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Clarence R. and Mildred (Bendel) Sumney. Clarence was retired from the former Western Penitentiary and the former General Motors Fisher Body Plant.

 
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Robert C. Large

November 26, 2021 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Robert C. Large, 86 of Uniontown, formerly of Large, passed away on Tuesday, November 23, 2021, at Uniontown Hospital. Bob was born in Large, PA on February 27, 1935, to the late Thomas and Margaret Wallace Large. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Samuel, Austin, Harry, and Thomas. Robert is survived by his sister Margaret Beam of Jefferson, his niece Shirley Rhodes, many nieces and nephews, and also his best friend Bernie Hornsby.
He was a former member of Lebanon Presbyterian Church where he sang in the choir and later joined the New Beginnings Covenant Church in Uniontown.
Even though Robert lived with the effects of polio for 66 years, he persevered to have a full and active life. He worked many jobs including as the night manager of the Three Rivers Bank. Traveling and showing his horses was the hobby he loved most. He was a member of the PA Appaloosa Club, PA Quarter Horse Association, and the Tri-State Quarter Horse Association.
In later years, he was the entertainment organizer for his senior residence. Planning holiday events and many fun parties to brighten the days and encourage fellowship was a pleasure for him.
Arrangements have been entrusted to S.M. Finney Funeral Home, 432 N. 6th Street, Clairton, PA 15025, with a private service to be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the New Beginnings Covenant Church at 171 Connellsville St., Uniontown, PA 15401. Online condolences many be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


Frank Henry Carney

November 26, 2021 |

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

Frank Henry Carney, 80, of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday, November 25, 2021 at his home.  He was born, February 3, 1941 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Walter and Lillian E. (Hawley) Carney.  Prior to his retirement, Frank worked for Mesta Machine Co., was the owner and operator of Frank Carney Construction and a veteran of the US Navy.  He was a graduate of Turtle Creek Sr. High School Class of 1959, life member of Hartford Heights VFD, and enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, traveling and loved his furry friend, Fergie.  In addition to his parents, Frank was preceded in death by his brother, Ralph Gigglio.  He is survived by his loving wife, Donna (Schmidt) Carney; son, Frank W. Carney; daughter, Tonya Tucker; sisters, Carol (Arnie) Levine, Bobbie Pomykayla, Darlene Loeffler; grandchildren, Brandon, Ashley, Nathan, Natasha, Mikaela; and six great-grandchildren.  Friends will be received from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. on Sunday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  A funeral service will take place on Monday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment to follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Gregory E. "Geddy" Gedman

November 25, 2021 |

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

Gregory E. “Geddy” Gedman, age 63, of Duquesne, passed away on Wednesday, November 24, 2021. Born in McKeesport on February 16, 1958, he was the son of the late Bernard and Mary Lou (Asmonga) Gedman. He was a plasterer artist, a member of Holy Name Church of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, an avid golfer and enjoyed baking and cooking. He is the father of Amber Gedman of Pittsburgh and Karlee Gedman of West Mifflin; partner of Laura “Lola” Marsh; brother of Linda (Melvin Worrall) Gedman of Duquesne, Deborah Gedman DeBellis of Duquesne, Jeffrey (Cindi) Gedman of Duquesne, Veronica (Raymond) Eichelberger of North Versailles; Jayne (Jason) Gedman Juarez of Dallas, GA and Vivian (Christopher) Celaschi of Rostraver. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 28, 2021, from 12-6 p.m., at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 15110, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER, SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER, FUNERAL DIRECTOR, where Parting Prayers will be held on Monday, November 29, 2021, at 10:00 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Name Church, Duquesne, at 10:30 a.m., with Rev. Robert Seeman, officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to his family.

 


Mildred J. Pastor

November 25, 2021 |

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

Mildred J. Pastor (Potoma), of Penn Township, PA, formerly of Irwin and McKeesport, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family in Forbes Hospital on Wednesday, November 24, 2021, when God decided it was time for the sweetest woman on earth to bring her light to heaven. Born November 26, 1935, in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Peter and Anna (Brendza) Potoma. A retired Messenger Escort for McKeesport Hospital, and a member of the Teamsters Union 205, she was a parishioner of St. Agnes Parish where she celebrated her strong faith in God. “Millie” was an avid reader, loved playing cards, watching her game shows, especially Jeopardy, where she rarely missed a question, going to the casino, and above all spending time with her family. Prior to his death, she and her husband enjoyed spending time at their camp in Tionesta, fishing and enjoying the outdoors. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 65 years, Ronald J Pastor, who passed away on March 23, 2020, and her 3 older sisters: Mary Mayernik, Helen Crammer, and Irene Casper. She will be dearly missed by her children; sons Robert (Kathy) Pastor, and Daniel (Lisa) Pastor, and daughters, Rhonda (Patrick) Quinlan, Marianne (Tom) Simko, and Sherry (Kevin) Kozlowski. Grandchildren, Emily, Josh, Joseph, Anthony, Christine, Jennifer, Tommy, Drake, Grant, Michael, and Steven, and 11 great-grandchildren, brother-in-law Jack (Evelyn) Pastor, nieces, and nephews. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home , 176 Clay Pike North Huntingdon, Pa 15642 on Friday from 4-8 p.m.  A funeral mass will be held Saturday at 10A.M. at St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Paul C. Cmar

November 24, 2021 |

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

Paul C. Cmar, age 92, of Duquesne, passed away on November 23, 2021. Paul was born on March 18, 1929 in Hostetter, PA.  He was the son of John and Mary Cmar, graduating from Latrobe High School in 1947.  Paul was preceeded in death by his loving wife of 61 years, Marie Yarosik, son Richard (Sherri), brothers and sisters-in-law Joseph (Mildred), John (Sally), Andrew (Gloria), and Francis (Orselena).  He is survived by three sons, Dennis (Janice), David (Tracy), and Robert (Patricia).   Paul and Marie had twelve grandchildren, Kristen (Daryl Hull), Lesleigh, Robert (Petya), Michael (Angela), Jeffrey (Hallie), Alexandria, David, Emily, Richard (Paige), Samantha, Nicholas, and Nicole.  Nine great-grandchildren include Teagan and Maggie Hull, Val, Liam, Kia, Oliver, Theodore, Lillian, and Penelope Cmar.  Paul was a member of the US Army, serving as a Military Police Officer in post World War II Germany.  Following his service, Paul joined the Duquesne City Police Department, where he rose to the rank of Chief of Police.  Upon retiring from the police force, he concluded his career by working in Security for US Steel and McKeesport Hospital.  Paul was a devoted member of the Fraternal Order of Police.  He served many years as a Board Member and later as Treasurer of FOP Lodge #91. He served as Secretary-Treasurer for the Third Class Cities Group of the Pennsylvania FOP and was elected in 1979 as Pennsylvania’s Representative to the FOP’s National Board of Trustees.  He was a Life Member of the Allegheny County Chiefs of Police Association, a member of the Pennsylvania Retired Police Association, and a graduate of the Pennsylvania State Police Academy in Hershey, PA.  Paul was a Life Member of VFW Post #188 (Duquesne) and a Life Member of the Knights of Columbus #4210.   He was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, where he served as an Usher and was a member of the Holy Trinity Men’s Club.  He was also a member of the Duquesne GBU, the Duquesne Croation Club, and the McKeesport 11th Ward Club.  Paul was a devoted Husband, Father, Grandfather, and Great Grandfather to his family, who loved him dearly.  Visitation will be held on Saturday, November 27 and Sunday, November 28, 2021 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., at the WILLAIM S. SKOVRANKO MEMORIAL HOME, 828 Richford Street, Duquesne, 412-466-8555, where a Blessing Service will take place on Monday, November 29, 2021, at 9:30 a.m., followed by a concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m., at Holy Trinity Church, West Mifflin, of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, with the Reverend Larry Adams as Principal Celebrant.  Burial will follow at Holy Trinity Cemetery, West Mifflin, with Military Honors.  Please follow the COVID-19 safety guidelines and wear a mask if you are unvaccinated.

 
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Harry S. “Stainless Steel” Steele

November 24, 2021 |

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

Harry S. “Stainless Steel” Steele, age 73 of McKeesport, died on Wednesday, November 24, 2021. He was born in McKeesport on September 20, 1948 and is the son of the late Harry and Gloria Joan Sterner Steele and the husband of the late Charlene A. Steele who died on February 27, 2020. 

 
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Paul Matthew Vrabel

November 24, 2021 |

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

Paul Matthew Vrabel, age 65, of McKeesport, formerly Pleasant Hills, died November 23, 2021. Born January 10, 1956, in Clairton, Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late Albert J. and Ann Carole (Humenik) Vrabel.

 
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Arthur Pletchy

November 24, 2021 |

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

Arthur Pletchy, age 69, of Duquesne, died November 17, 2021, at home. Born March 28, 1952, he was the son of the late Michael and Dorothy (Johnson) Pletchy.
Art retired from LP Aero Plastics and worked at the former Homestead Mill in his younger days. He was a collector of antiques and had his own booth set up at the Lincoln Hwy Hub. Art loved to listen to his oldies records and was very fond of cats.
Art is survived by his daughter, Deanna (Aaron) Smoker; grandsons, Anthony Pletchy and Dylan (Emily Brink) Patchin; former wife, Laura (John Spudic) Kauffman; mother-in-law, Jerry Kauffman; cousin, Michelle Coffman, and Mrs. Dottie Black, and her family.
Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Sunday, November 28, 2021, from 1 to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. until the time of service at 7 p.m in the funeral home chapel.
Inurnment will be at a later date.
As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions are suggested to the White Oak Safe Haven at www.whiteoakanimalsafehaven.com.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.
Chris Odasso, Supervisor.

 


 

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