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Eunice H. Sayles

September 04, 2019 |

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

Eunice H. Sayles, 65, of West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, departed this life on  Friday, August 30, 2019, in Allegheny General Hospital.

Ms. Sayles was born on October 1, 1953, in McKeesport, PA.  The daughter of the late Frank Sayles, and Evelyn Simms Sayles. Eunice was also preceded in death by her son Arthur Sayles in 2003.

She was a member of children's programming and women's ministry at the Salvation Army in McKeesport.  She was a loving mother who also worked hard caring for her family while creating and maintaining a happy home.

 
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Jean Rita Dworek Hvozdik

September 04, 2019 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Jean Rita Dworek Hvozdik, 93, a life-long resident of Glassport, passed away on Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019 at the John J. Kane Regional Center in McKeesport. She was born in Glassport on May 22, 1926 to the late Frank and Martha Dworek. She is survived by her son Francis (Gina) Hvozdik, of Glassport, daughter, Theresa (Bernie) McAllister of Cincinnati Ohio, sisters Irene Orenak, of Irwin, Frances (Ed) Matias, of Glassport,  Martha Opfer, of Bethel Park, and brother Ted (Pauline) Dworek of Port Vue, grandchildren Jaison (Beth)  Kinser of Cincinnati OH, Jennifer (Brandon) DeVerse of Murfreesboro TN, Bernie McAllister, Adam (Nicole) McAllister, Rachael McAllister, all of Cincinnati OH, Ryan (Lori) Hvozdik of Glassport,  Jeremy Hvozdik of Lincoln Boro, eight great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and caretakers sister Martha Opfer and niece Pat Garancsi.  Jean was preceded in death by her husband, the late George F. Hvozdik, and son James Hvozdik, as well four brothers, and two sisters. Jean was a former member of the Queen of The Rosary Church in Glassport, and worked as a cook and caterer for Joe Shemms Catering, in Braddock. Arrangements have been entrusted to E.C. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 235 Monongahela Ave., Pa. 15045. Mass will be held on Wednesday September 11th at John J. Kane Mckeesport at 11 am. Inurnment will follow at 12:30 at Penn Lincoln Memorial Park in North Versailles (Irwin). Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 


Laura Lee Coates McClain

September 04, 2019 |

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

Laura Lee Coates McClain, age 93, formerly of Finleyville, died August 31, 2019, ather daughter's home in Port Vue. Born August 16, 1926, in Hague, VA, she was the daughter of the late Adaler Bliss Coates, Sr. and Thelma Lewis Coates Sanford and the wife of the late James Allen McClain.

 
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Richard A. Humphries

September 04, 2019 |

By William H. Craig Funeral Home | Posted in: William H Craig Funeral Home

Richard A. Humphries, 94 of McKeesport, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on August 29, 2019 in UPMC McKeesport. He was born April 4, 1925 the son of the late Alexander S. and Edith (Thompson) Humphries. He was preceded in death by brothers Rev. Roy Humphries and Dale B. Humphries Sr. and a sister Margaret Mackey. He is survived by a sister in law Estella M. Humphries and nieces and nephews. 

Richard was a veteran of WWII serving in the Army for two tours of duty. He was retired from the DoAll Company. Private family burial will be held at Jefferson Memorial Park with military honors by the U.S. Army. Arrangments are under the care of the William H. Craig Funeral Home Inc. McKeesport, PA. William C. Craig owner.

 


Sergio Lazzaris

September 04, 2019 |

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

Sergio Lazzaris, age 84 of Jefferson Hills, passed away peacefully in the presence of his family at home on Tuesday, September 3, 2019.  A dedicated and loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle, he was born October 14, 1934 in Northern Italy (Vallada, Agordina), the son of the late Libro and Henrietta (Fiocco) Lazzaris.  A skilled mason and member of the Union #9 Bricklayers, Sergio was a US Army Veteran and a member of the American Legion Daniel Keffer Post #75 in Clairton.  He is survived by his devoted and loving wife of 59 years, Elena (Marraccini) Lazzaris; his sons Dino Lazzaris of Clairton and Bruno (Diane) Lazzaris of Elizabeth Twp.; his grandchildren Vincent and Julia Lazzaris; his brother George (Franca) Lazzaris of Horsehead, NY; and his nieces and nephews.  Sergio loved sharing a meal with family and friends, fine woodworking and craftsmanship, hunting with his sons and grandchildren, and playing the accordion in the company of good friends. 

 
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Gordon William Grimes

September 04, 2019 |

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

Gordon William Grimes, age 64, of Lincoln Borough, died September 2, 2019, at home. Born August 6, 1955, in Warren, OH, he was the son of the late Clair Arthur and Esther Rose (Bloom) Grimes and the best friend and life partner of Susan Lynne "Susie Q" (Wunderley) Fowler.

 
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Charles H. Dreer

September 04, 2019 |

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

Charles H. Dreer, 92, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at UPMC East.  He was born, July 20, 1927 in McKeesport, a son of the late Webster and Pearl (Maurer) Dreer.  Prior to his retirement, Charles  was  employed by General Motors Fisher Body with over 30 years of dedicated service, and a veteran of the US Navy having served during WWII.  He was a member of Park Baptist Church, Versailles where he served on the Board of Deacons and Board of Trustees and volunteered for Meals on Wheels, McKeesport.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Janet  Clawson Dreer; son, Charles J. Dreer; daughters, Claudia O'Lear and Jodene Dreer; brothers, Ronald Dreer, Kenneth Summit and Bernard Summit.  He is survived by his son, William (Denise) Dreer; daughters, Beth (Carl) DeValkeneer, Brenda (Richard) Stinner; daughter-in-law, Joyce Dreer;  sister-in-law, Geraldine Dreer; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Friends will be received from 2 to 7 p.m. on Friday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  A funeral service will be held on Saturday at 9:30  a.m. in Park Baptist Church, Versailles, PA.  PLEASE GO DIRECTLY TO THE CHURCH.  Interment to follow in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pittsburgh.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Park Baptist Church Memorial Fund, 749 Center Street, McKeesport, PA  15132.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Pauline Perhacs

September 03, 2019 |

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

Pauline Perhacs passed away peacefully on Monday, September 2, 2019 at the age of 99. She lived a long, full life. She was very social and loved to laugh. When Pauline laughed, it was contagious and caused all who were near her to laugh, too. Born August 7, 1920 in Duquesne, she was the daughter of the late Pauline (Kukechuk) and Theodore (Frank) Dyakon, and stepdaughter of the late Andrew Krotovich. Pauline met her husband, John Perhacs, at 15 and they were married when she was 17 years old. She is survived by her brother, Andrew (Duke) Dyakon and three children, Alvin Perhacs (Betty Ann), Robert Perhacs (Marianne) and Paula Baumgart (Karl), as well as nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Perhacs; brothers John, George and Michael Dyakon; and sisters Ann Krivacek, Mary Brush and Teresa Lubinski. 

Pauline was a highly successful saleswoman in the field of ladies' lingerie. She won trips as rewards and even devised her own thank you incentive gifts for her customers. One of the rewards she earned was a trip to Florida where she had lunch with the Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus Performers. 

In her spare time, Pauline enjoyed gardening, walking in her neighborhood and cooking pork chops, lasagna, pierogies and much more. Her cookies and pies were favorites among friends and family. Some of the most popular included coconut cream, peach, pumpkin, apple, and more.

Possessing a strong love of singing and dancing, Pauline went dancing every Saturday night with her husband. Pauline enjoyed movies and at times watched more than one a day. She even devised her own rating system that she would carry around in her purse and pull out to give people her opinion on the latest box office hits. One of her favorites was physical comedy.

 
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Nancy Jean "Jeannie" Basach

September 03, 2019 |

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

Nancy Jean "Jeannie" Basach, age 78 and formerly of Large, passed away on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at HCR ManorCare Whitehall.  Born September 11, 1940 in Homestead, she was a daughter of the late Steven and Helen (Jerry) Fedor.  The former owner/operator of Nancy's Hair Fashions in Brentwood, Nancy was preceded in death by her husband John Basach, who passed away December 14, 1989, and her sisters Helen Hershberger and Barbara Stocker.  She is survived by her siblings Stephen (Kim) Fedor of West Mifflin, Betty Lou (Michael) Cloonan in West Mifflin, and Joseph "Bobby" (Annette) Fedor of Munhall; many nieces and nephews; and her dear friend Joan Foster.  

 
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Mary Ellen Welsh

September 03, 2019 |

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

Mary Ellen Welsh, 88, of North Huntingdon, peacefully passed away Saturday, August 31, 2019 at her home.  She was born December 10, 1930 in McKeesport, daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Fichera) Durante.  Mary Ellen enjoyed gardening, bowling and spending time with her grandchildren and other family members.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Welsh; and sister, Margaret Novak.  She is survived by her two sons, Joseph Welsh and his wife, Frederica and Robert Welsh; brother, Robert Durante; sister, Rose Chomanics; and four grandchildren, Ashley, Rob, Elizabeth and Nicholas.  Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  Interment will follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Dorothy Dougherty

September 02, 2019 |

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

Dorothy (Hall) Dougherty,  97, of Greenock, passed away Sunday, September 1, 2019. She was born February 17, 1922 in New York and was the wife of the late Robert R. "Boo" Dougherty who passed away November 3, 1991. She was a life long member of Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Greenock, and enjoyed working with arts and crafts, ceramics and stained glass.

 
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Steven "Steve" J. Brkovich

September 02, 2019 |

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

Steven "Steve" J.  Brkovich, 71, of Conneaut Lake, passed away, Friday, August 30, 2019. He was born November 30, 1947 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Stephen "Peaches" and Helen (Lucza) Brkovich. He was a graduate of Elizabeth Forward High School where he played baseball and football and the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics in West Mifflin. Steve worked as a licensed mechanic and inspector for the former US Airways. He was a member of Our Lady, Queen of the Americas in Conneaut Lake  and was a former member of St. Margaret Mary Church in Moon Township. He was a 50 year member of the Croatian Fraternal Union of America and was a member of the International Association of Machinist Potomac Air Lodge # 1976.  He was also a member of the former Boston Volunteer Fire Co, in Elizabeth Township. Steve serves as Democratic Committeeman for Summit Township, Conneaut Lake.

 
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Jean E. (Koloski) Glass

September 01, 2019 |

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

Jean E. (Koloski) Glass, 87, of Greensburg, formerly of North Versailles, died Tuesday August 27, 2019. She was born April 27, 1932 in Trafford, a daughter of the late Henry and Jennie (Lorenz) Koloski and was also preceded in death by her husband Charles E. Glass Jr. and a sister Marge (the late John) Bianchi. Jean was a member of St. Robert Bellarmine Church, East McKeesport. She is survived by her sons Ronald C. (Chris) Glass of Edgewood, MD, and David L. (Vickie) Glass of Greensburg; her grandchildren Andy Glass, Lauren (Michael) Schwartz, Katie Moore, Marisa (Desmond) Connolly, Derek Glass, Thomas Umphlett, and Christine (Aaron) Patton; 11 great grandchildren; also 3 nephews, a niece, and a cousin Eugene Cawoski.
 
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James J. “Jim” Fedorka

August 31, 2019 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

James J. “Jim” Fedorka, 68, of Glassport died August 30, 2019. He is the son of the late Joseph and Irene (Danko) Fedorko. Husband of Cindy (Laughlin) Fedorko. He is survived by his children Carrie Nesbitt of Champion PA, and Kenneth Nesbitt of Plum Boro PA; sisters Mary Margaret Mellinger of Belle Vernon, Sue Ellen Fedorka of Glassport; 4 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son James Nesbitt. He was a lifetime volunteer fireman in Glassport #2 Hose Co. Friends received Monday 2-4 and 6-8 Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport. A funeral blessing will he held Tuesday 11am at the funeral home. Interment following New St. Joseph Cemetery.

 


Helen Uhrin

August 31, 2019 |

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

Helen Uhrin passed away peacefully on August 29, 2019 at the age of 91 in North Huntingdon.  Born in McKeesport, March 25, 1928, she was the daughter of Phillip and Mary (Lacey) Riley.  She was a lifelong resident of the McKeesport area, spent many years in Versailles Borough, and co-owned Eddie’s TV with her late husband, Ed, who passed away May 31, 2006. She enjoyed spending time with family and many friends and living life according to one of her favorite saying: “If you’re not fun, don’t come.”

 
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