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Karen M. Paterra

March 29, 2020 |

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

Karen M. (Tom Katona) Paterra, 71, lifelong resident of Versailles Borough, passed away on Saturday, March 28, 2020 in White Oak. Karen was born in McKeesport on April 14, 1948, daughter of the late Joseph and Agnes (Smith) Paterra of Versailles Borough. She was preceded in death by her sister, Paula Paterra who died in 1972. She was a member of Mary, Mother of God Church - St. Patrick Worship Site, The Palenese League of America, and served as a past officer of the Palenese Women's Auxiliary She was retired from the County of Allegheny where she worked for over 24 years as an administrative secretary.

 
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Ruth Rushe

March 29, 2020 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Ruth Rushe 78, of Glassport, passed away on Saturday March 28, 2020 in her home. She was born in Glassport on August 8, 1941 to the late William Rushe and Agnes Tachoir Rushe. Ruth is survived by her two sisters JoAnne Rushe of Glassport and Agnes Barrett of Glassport, as well as her two brothers Robert (Lori) Rushe of Duquesne, and Ralph Rushe of New Baltimore Michigan. Ruth is also survived by her many beloved nieces and nephews whom she cared for deeply. She was preceded in death by her three brothers Billy, Terry, and Tommy Rushe. Ruth spent her earlier years as an Administrative Clerk at the Credit Union where she could help people with their day to day routines. Ruth was a member of the Queen of The Rosary Catholic Church in Glassport where she served as a Eucharistic Minister. Some of her favorite things to do were to bake cakes and candies as well as her many crafts. Private services have been entrusted to E.C. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 235 Monongahela Ave, Glassport, PA 15045. A private internment will take place at St. Josephs Cemetery in North Versailles. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Queen of The Rosary Catholic Church at 530 Michigan Ave, Glassport, PA 15045. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


C. Gary Dinsel

March 28, 2020 |

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

C. Gary Dinsel, 76, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday March 27, 2020 at UPMC Shadyside Hospital as a result of complications from open heart surgery. He was born October 14, 1943 in Altoona, PA, a son of the late Charles A. and Ruth M. (Burger) Dinsel. Gary was a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh earning a bachelor’s degree in accounting and was a licensed CPA.

He formerly owned Extrude Hone Corporation, North Huntingdon, and was a partner/owner of Greensburg Country Club. He also had served in the Army Reserves as a field medic for several years. He was a very active member of Circleville United Methodist Church, where he served on the pastoral counsel and finance committee, having been a past chairman of both groups.

He was also a longtime active member and past president of Norwin Rotary, a former board member of the Norwin Area Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Pitt Alumni Association, and a member of the Workforce Investment Board Westmoreland/Fayette County Economic Growth Connection.

 
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Carol A. Butler

March 28, 2020 |

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

Carol A. (Winkler) Butler, 75, of West Mifflin, died peacefully at home on Friday March 27, 2020. Born in Pittsburgh on May 9, 1944, she was the daughter of the late William Winkler and Blanche Meyer. Ms. Butler was a retired Licensed Practical Nurse and retired from John J. Kane Regional Medical Center.

 
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Concetta "Connie" (Prestia) Delconte

March 28, 2020 |

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

Concetta “Connie” (Prestia) Delconte, 94, of Clairton, PA (formerly of Donora, PA) passed away peacefully on March 26, 2020, surrounded by her loving family.  She was born in Reggio di Calabria, Italy on August 9, 1925, beloved daughter of the late Frank Prestia and Filomena (Tarzia) Prestia.  In addition to her parents, Connie’s sister, Rose Prestia Fronzaglio, preceded her in death in 1999.  Older brothers, Domenico and Vincenzo, died at early ages.  Connie was the youngest of her 3 siblings.

For 56 years, Connie was married to James G. “Jimmy/Jim” Delconte of Clairton, PA who preceded her in death on January 9, 2006.  She is survived by her 3 cherished children, son Vince (Bonnie) of Franklin Park, PA; daughter Linda Delconte Kushner (Larry, deceased, February 27, 2019) of Washington, PA; and son John (Susan) of Nashville (Franklin), TN.  She was the proud “Gramma” of Domenic James Delconte, deceased,(September 24, 2002) and Maria (Delconte) Minerd (Mark) of Upper St. Clair, PA; and “Nana” of Anthony Kushner of Washington, PA; Michael Kushner of New York City; and Gianna and Jason Delconte of Nashville (Franklin), TN.  Connie also felt blessed to be the “Great Nana” of Sienna, Vivienne, and Maela Minerd of Upper St. Clair, PA.   Several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews also survive.  Connie’s eldest nephew, Philip Maffeo (of Clairton, PA), preceded her in death in March, 2014.

 
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Thomas Motteram Jr.

March 28, 2020 |

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

Thomas Motteram Jr., age 52, of Wheeling, WV, died March 26, 2020, at Wheeling Hospital. Born November 18, 1967, in Homestead, he was the son of the late Thomas and Lois (Eaton) Motteram.

 
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Gary Allen Perkins

March 27, 2020 |

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

Gary Allen Perkins, loving son and father, passed away March 22, 2020, at the age of 57.

Gary was born on June 23, 1962, in McKeesport, PA to Mildred Nails and the late Milton Perkins. He graduated from Clairton High School in 1980. After graduation, he attended Austin Peay State University on a football scholarship. Shortly after going to college, Gary joined the Marine Corps Reserve. He worked as a repair technician for John Hopkins University.

Gary had a passion for learning and teaching African spirituality. He also loved to play the drums for his Pan African Religious organization; Auser Auset. When Gary moved to Washington, D.C. he researched and practiced living a healthy plant-based lifestyle. He specifically studied the African Bio-mineral Balance. Gary was also an avid music and sports lover. Whenever he walked into a room or greeted a family member or friend, he would always say the phrase, “What’s Happening!” He always brought joy and happiness to everyone in his path.

 
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Allen Albert Teegarden Sr.

March 27, 2020 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Allen Albert Teegarden, 75, of Glassport died Thursday March 26, 2020. He is the son of the late Frank and Mae Teegarden. He is survived by his children Carrie (Jay Hohman) Teegarden; Allen Albert (Michelle) Teegarden Jr.; grandchildren Travis Allen, Troy Allen, and Denne Teegarden; sisters Donna (Joe) Gazboda, Patty Clutter, Emily (Matt) Stasicha, and Carlyn (Denny) Dorcon; brothers Frank Teegarden and Gregory Teegarden; and many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. Allen was retired from Edgar Thompson in Braddock. A celebration of Allen’s life will be held at a later date. Funeral arrangements by WOJCIECHOWSKI FUNERAL HOME, Glassport.

 


Vida Joi Porter

March 27, 2020 |

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

Vida Joi Porter, 46, of Clairton, departed this life on March 16, 2020. She was born on February 6, 1974, to Sheila Demshar. Vida was a graduate of McKeesport High School.  After high school, Vida studied nursing at CCAC and worked as a Health Unit Coordinator for UPMC McKeesport. Later, Vida received her bachelor’s degree in Criminology at Point Park University. She was an avid gardener, enjoyed puzzles, reading and sewing.

 
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Elizabeth Sexton Jordan Carrozza

March 25, 2020 |

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

Elizabeth Sexton Jordan Carrozza, age 92, of White Oak, died peacefully on March 24, 2020, surrounded by her children and grandchildren. Born January 9, 1928 in Columbia Mississippi, she was the daughter of the late Charles Talmage Jordan and Elizabeth Lee Carpenter. She was the wife of the late Falco Anthony Carrozza.  Elizabeth was a 1949 graduate of USM (University of Southern Mississippi) Hattiesburg, Mississippi where she received a Bachelor of Arts and Science Degree and Certificate in Home Economics and Science. Before her retirement, she was a teacher at West Newton High School in 1951, Port Vue Junior High School from 1951-1956, and McKeesport School District from 1968-1992.  She was a longtime member of both McKeesport College Club and the Home Gardener‘s Guild, where she previously served as President for both organizations. McKeesport College Club recently honored her by awarding her emeritus standing for her dedicated service to the club throughout her sixty-five years as a member. She was a founding member of Christ United Methodist Church, North Huntingdon, where she was an active member of the Methodist Women’s Society, Happy Hearts Senior Group, and in the early years of the church she taught Sunday School. Also she was a Meals on Wheels volunteer driver delivering meals until she was 89 years old.

 
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Sarah Kolakowski

March 25, 2020 |

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

Sarah Shank Trasp Kolakowski, 85, passed away on March 21, 2020 in McKeesport Hospital. An amazing woman who touched the lives and hearts of all who knew her. Due to the corona virus, a celebration of her life will be held at later date. At that time a private burial will take place at Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Township. A loving mother to Paula Tortorice (Art), and Wendy Trasp, of Elizabeth Township, and step-children, David Kolakowski (Yvonne) of Middletown, Jimmy Kolakowski (Julie) of Half Moon Bay, CA , and Rob Kolakowski, of Mt. Joy. 

 
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John Philip Horne

March 25, 2020 |

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

John Philip Horne, 85, of McKeesport, passed away Sunday, March 22, 2020. He was born March 28, 1934 in Jeannette and was the son of the late Raymond J. Horne, Sr. and the late Mable Marie (Anderson) Horne. He was the husband of the late Irene (Noble) Horne who passed away in 2000. John was a Cemetery Grounds Keeper in Washington, D.C. and was a US Marine Corps Veteran. 

 
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Virginia Bowie

March 25, 2020 |

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

Virginia Bowie, age 81, of Port Vue, died March 23, 2020, at home. Born June 18, 1938, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Ann Ruth (Tukot) Laughlin, and wife of the late Charles Bowie.

 
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Patricia L. Gardner

March 24, 2020 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Patricia L. Gardner, 82, of Glassport died Tuesday March 24, 2020. She is the daughter of the late Lawrence “Ed” and Edna Hysmith. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband John “Jack” Gardner. She is survived by her children Deborah Coban, Lawrence (Ladonna) Gardner, Tracey (Richard) Costa, and Lesley Russen; grandchildren Erin (Matthew) Dick, Kevin (Jeannine) Zebroski, Amanda Coban, Nicholas (Christine) Coban, Michael Gardner, Lucas Gardner, Stephanie (Steve) Taylor, and Corey (Leah) Russen; step-grandchildren Jessica Hallie; great-grandchildren Tracey, Paul, Reghan, Logan, Luka, Emma and John; and great-great-grandson Ronan; brothers Edward Hysmith and Bill Hysmith. She was preceded in death by sisters Shirley Payo, Bonnie Wray, and Barbara Zebroski. Due to the strict guidelines we must adhere to at this crucial time, visititation will be private. There will be a celebration of her life and memorial service at a later date. Funeral arrangements by WOJCIECHOWSKI FUNERAL HOME, Glassport.

 


Ronald Joseph Pastor

March 24, 2020 |

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

Ronald Joseph Pastor, 84, of Penn Township, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, March 23, 2020 after a long illness.  He was born January 1, 1936 in McKeesport, a son of the late John and Anna (Dzama) Pastor.  Prior to his retirement, Ronald was a quality control inspector for the Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory for 42 years where he worked on the reactor for the first nuclear submarine, the USS NAUTILUS.  He was a member of St. Agnes Parish, loved spending time with his family and was an avid Steelers fan.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing, especially at his hunting camp in Tionesta, woodworking, golfing, and bowling.  He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Mildred J. Potoma Pastor; sons, Robert (Kathy) Pastor, Daniel (Lisa) Pastor; daughters, Rhonda Sonson, Marianne (Tom) Simko, Sherry (Kevin) Kozlowski; brother, John "Jack" (Evelyn) Pastor; grandchildren, Emily, Josh, Joseph, Anthony, Christine, Jennifer, Tommy, Drake, Grant, Michael, Steven; and nine great-grandchildren.  Service and interment are private for family only.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Foundation.  Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com