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Michael R. McCall

September 09, 2019 |

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

Michael R. McCall age 48, of Elizabeth, died, Monday, September 9, 2019. He was born in Pittsburgh on Oct 4, 1970 and is the son of Robert McCall of Elizabeth and the late Nancy Lee Deemer McCall.

 
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Fay L. LaFrankie

September 09, 2019 |

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

Fay L. (Dequenne) LaFrankie, age 84, of Forward Twp., formerly of Clairton, passed away on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at home. She was a former member of St. Michael Parish and its Christian Mothers, a former volunteer assisting handicapped children in White Oak, and a fan of stock car racing. 

 
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Dennis M. Barton

September 09, 2019 |

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

Dennis M. Barton, 81, of Irwin, died Friday September 6, 2019 at Transitions Healthcare, North Huntingdon. He was born December 25, 1937 in Wegley, the son of the late Walter and Alice (Youngstead) Barton. He was a retired employee of Parker Hannifin, a former employee of Westinghouse Electric Corp., and also drove school bus for Laidlaw. He was an Army National Guard veteran, a member of Bushy Run American Legion, the American Legion Riders, the Manor Center County Hunters Camp, and St. Joseph Polish Club. He is survived by his wife Sandra (Hodder) Barton; his sons Dennis M. Barton Jr. and Todd M. Barton; and his grandchildren Jacqualyn, Aubrey, Felicity, and Dennis M. Barton III.

 
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Mary Alice Bradford

September 09, 2019 |

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

Mary Alice Bradford, 89, died Sept. 1, 2019. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 12 noon Sept. 10, 2019, at Morning Star Baptist Church, 307 Shaw Ave., Clairton, where a funeral service will be celebrated at 12 noon. Arrangements in charge of Robert A. Waters Funeral Home, Inc.

 


Walter A. Harbin

September 08, 2019 |

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

Walter A. Harbin, 81, of Elizabeth Township, passed away at home on Saturday, September  7, 2019. He was born September 18, 1937 in Carnegie and was the son of the late Walter A. and Dorothy (Neumeister) Harbin. He was a member of St. Patrick Parish and the Holy Name Men's Club. He served as an Alter Server for funerals and was also a Eucharistic Minister. He was a member of the White Oak American Legion, the Brentwood VFW and was a member and officer of the Elizabeth Township Ex-serviceman's Association.  Walter was a US Navy veteran and worked at the former VAMC on Highland Drive. 

 
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John Edward Clouse, Jr.

September 08, 2019 |

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

John Edward Clouse, Jr., 72, of Monroeville, passed away Friday, September 6, 2019. He was born April 25, 1947 in McKeesport and was the son of the late John Edward Clouse, Sr, and the late Doris Jean (Keeler) Clouse. John was a Metallurgy Assistant at the former US Steel National Tube Works and was a member of the Clairton VFW and Dravosburg American Legion. 

 
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Victoria A. "Vickie" Tomco

September 07, 2019 |

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

Victoria A. "Vickie" Tomco, age 64 of White Oak, passed away on Friday, September 6, 2019 in UPMC East Hospital, Monroeville.  Born May 14, 1955 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Bernard and Marie (Bishop) Daczkowski.  A medical assistant with Dr. Richard Rudman in Monroeville, Victoria was an active member of Corpus Christi Parish in McKeesport, formerly serving as a marriage counselor, secretary, and in the Rosary Society.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her son Curt Tomco, Sr..  She is survived by her loving husband of 42 years William Tomco; her daughter Tabitha (Scott) Schempp of Munhall; her daughter-in-law Susan Tomco of Charlotte, NC; her grandchildren Curt, Jr., Kyle, and Carl Tomco, Mason Thompson-Lowe, and Morgan and Jordan Schempp; her siblings Debbie (Scott) Campbell of Forward Twp., David Daczkowski of Elizabeth Twp., and Robin (Don) Super of Cortland, OH; nieces and nephews; and her great-niece Millie.

 
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William Phillip Taylor Jr.

September 06, 2019 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Obituary

William Phillip Taylor Jr., 76, died Sept. 4, 2019. Friends will be received from 10 a.m. to 12 noon Sept. 13 at Macedonia Baptist Church, 17 Cochran St., Duquesne, where a funeral service will be celebrated at 12 noon. Arrangements in charge of Tunie Funeral Home, Inc., 218 E. 11th Ave., Homestead.

 


Elizabeth Yarnovich

September 06, 2019 |

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

Elizabeth Yarnovich, age 75, formerly of McKeesport, died August 30, 2019, at her home in West Mifflin. Born August 25, 1944, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Elizabeth (Burnds) Whiteman and the wife of the late John Yarnovich. Elizabeth worked for almost 50 years as a waitress at the Eat' n Park, restaurant in McKeesport.

 
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James Herald Cain

September 05, 2019 |

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

James Herald Cain, age 99, of Greensburg, formerly of North Versailles, passed away Friday August 30, 2019. He was born March 29, 1920 in White Valley, the son of the late Thomas and Emma Cain. He served in the Navy during World War II and then went onto work as a machinist at Westinghouse for over 35 years before retiring. He was a longtime member of St. Robert Bellarmine Church in East McKeesport and was always proud of his loving family. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife Mercedes Burkhardt. He is survived by his daughters Mary Lou (Stan) Uram of Jeanette and Nancy (Steve) Hudacko of Greensburg; grandchildren Patrick (Elizabeth) Hudacko, Rae Ann (Dwayne) Santivicca, Amie (Jason) Yost, Greg Martin and Michael (Sharon) Martin; 12 great grandchildren; and little sister (who is 96 years old) Agnes Sergy of Braddock.

 
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Julius Nagy

September 05, 2019 |

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

Julius Nagy, 88, of White Oak died Sept. 4, 2019. He is the son of the late Charles and Julia Nagy. Beloved husband of the late Julia (Wargo) Nagy. He is survived by his daughter Julie A. Kuhar of North Huntingdon; grandchildren Jessica and Mackenzie Kuhar; niece Charlotte Bednarousky. He was preceded in death by 2 sisters and 4 brothers. He was a member of the Hungarian Reformed Church in Duquesne where he was a lifetime member and chief elder. He was a Duquesne University graduate and served in the U.S. Navy Korean Conflict. He was also a free mason and a retired school teacher for the Duquesne School District. Friends received Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne Sun. 1-4 and 6-8. A funeral service will be held Mon. 11am at the Hungarian Reformed Church. Interment following Hungarian Reformed Cemetery.

 


Dolores A. Knox

September 05, 2019 |

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

Dolores A. Knox, age 89, of McKeesport, died September 5, 2019, at UPMC McKeesport. Born July 7, 1930, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Michael John and Mary Catherine (Feltz) Sivak and the wife of the late Walter K. Knox.

 
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Florence Radakovich

September 05, 2019 |

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

Florence (Jacobs) Radakovich, 86, of McKeesport, died peacefully on Wednesday September 4, 2019 in UPMC McKeesport. She was the daughter of the late Isadore and Ida (Henrich) Jacobs. Beloved wife of 62 years to the late Bernard P. Radakovich, she is survived by two sons, Ronald (Anna) Radakovich and David Radakovich; a daughter, Marsha (Scott) Hess; three grandchildren, Eric and Brian Radakovich, and Chelsea Hess; and several nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by four sisters, Jenny Lang, Esther Weis, Beverly Mendlowitz, and Helen Katz.

 
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Sandra M. Sopko

September 05, 2019 |

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

Sandra M. Sopko, 74, of Irwin, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at home. She was born April 21, 1945 in New Brighton and was the daughter of the late Ralph and Roberta Dunlap Johnston. She worked for many years as a real estate broker and was a member of Greenock United Methodist Church. She enjoyed gambling and casino trips with friends, was an avid antique collector, but most of all loved her family.

 
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Terrence Eugene Snow

September 04, 2019 |

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

Terrence Eugene Snow, most recently of McKeesport, PA, but born and raised in Clairton, PA, entered this world on February 13, 1962, to the late Irma Hunter and James Snow, Jr.   He transitioned on August 28, 2019.

Terry spent all of his formative years in Clairton, beginning his education in the Clairton School System, before finishing in Detroit, under the guidance of his sister Janet.  He leaves to mourn his partner of over 23 years, Heather Drost.  From their union was born a son, Terrence Eugene Snow, Jr.   Terry also leaves behind his firstborn, Terrence Johnson, and a daughter-in-law, LaTisha.  He is the proud grandfather of their children: Laterrin, Terri, Tanija, Terriyah, and Tru, all of Detroit, MI.  One of ten (10) children, affectionately known as The Ten Tribes of Irma, Terry is the ninth child and fifth son. His siblings are Estalita, Janet, Joseph, LaFawn, James III, Keith, Richard, Bobbie Jo, and William.  He is also mourned by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

 
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