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Albert "Red" Petrosky

November 24, 2021 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Albert C. "Red" Petrosky, 92 of Glassport, passed away peacefully at home on Nov. 23, 2021 surrounded by his family.  He is the son of the late Anthony and Frances (Walkowski) Petrosky.  He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Eileen (Dillhoff) Petrosky; daughters Janet A. Petrosky and Eileen "Tina" (Joseph) Bruno; loving granddaughters Lauren (Connor) Devoe and Christine Bruno; longtime family friend Cynthia Baum; and many nieces and nephews.  A lifelong resident of Glassport and an employee of National Tube Company of McKeesport and US Steel Union.  Albert enlisted in the US Army in 1951; performing duties as a military police officer stationed in France during the  Korean War.  Honorably discharged with the rank of Corporal.  Returning to Glassport, Albert married Eileen and together raised 2 successful daughters.  Red could usually be found in Glassport, frequenting the stores, Glassport diner and the Donut Shop, while socializing with friends.  He loved outdoor activities, including fishing, hunting and long walks in the woods with his dogs.  He loved all animals, especially liked to feed the outside wild animals as well as inside animals in his home.  He loved watching professional sports, especially baseball and football.  After retiring from US Steel at age 55, with over 30 years, "Red" spent his retirement years taking care of family and friends, especially his granddaughters, often attending their sporting events while making sure everyone was well fed.  He was a former member of St. Cecelia Parish of Glassport presently St. Joachim and Anne Parish; where he loved to take the family to the fish fries and other church activities; a member of the PNA and the American Legion.  Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport on Sun. from 6 to 8.  A funeral mass will be held Mon. 10:00 am at Queen of the Rosary Church.  Interment following Calvary Cemetery, Port Vue, with military honors.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice in Albert's name.

 


Robert Francis Reed

November 23, 2021 |

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

Robert Francis Reed, 83, of McKeesport, passed away on November 17, 2021 due to heart failure. He is survived by Doreena Elliott, his loving companion of 34 years, and three sons: Shawn (Karen) of Coraopolis, Scott (Jill) of West Newton, and Brad (Melissa) of Monongahela. He is also survived by four grandchildren: Hailee, Sean, Cody, Jessie, and Connor; and three great grandchildren: Sean, Owen, and Maddy. He was preceded in death by parents Francis “Bricky” Reed and Rosanne (Carr) Reed of McKeesport and wife Eileen (Lewis) Reed of Parkersburg, West Virginia. Bob was a 1956 graduate of McKeesport High School, and a member of the United States Air Force where he served in the Strategic Air Command as a military police officer from 1956-1962. His service to his country included appointments in Germany, England, Iceland and the United States. Following his military service he worked in security and machinery operations. He was a proud member of the American Legion, AMVETS, Hibernians, 11th Ward Club, and Sheriff’s Association. Throughout his life he maintained an interest in military and Irish history, woodcarving and drawing.

 
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Dennis John McCarthy

November 23, 2021 |

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

Dennis John McCarthy, 70, of North Huntingdon, passed away Sunday, November 21, 2021. He was born May 28, 1951 in McKeesport and was the son of the late John F. and Fanica (Mihaljevic) McCarthy. He was a member of St. Agnes Church in North Huntingdon and was a retired teacher from the Norwin School District where he taught at the Elementary and Intermediate schools. He graduated from California State College and the University of Pittsburgh. He was a member of the National Educational Association and the 3FE Toyota Land Cruiser organization. Denny's most loved hobbies included camping with his family, traveling North America and Ireland, making home-cooked meals, working with his hands, and "pinching pennies but buying a Lexus." Arguably, his favorite pastime was stirring the pot and his ornery laugh will be missed by all his friends and family. Through all of his life he met many struggles but never let them hold him back.

 
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Theodore “Ted” Karas

November 22, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

Theodore “Ted” Karas, 83, died unexpectedly Saturday, November 20, 2021 at the age of 83 at his home in White Oak. He was born March 11, 1938. Ted is survived by his brothers, Samuel (Lisa) Karas, John “Doug” (Georgann) Karas and Daniel Karas, numerous nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and many friends. He was preceded in passing by his parents, John and Milka (Savic) Karas, and his brother, Milovan “Butch” Karas. Ted was a proud United States Navy Veteran. He was a longtime employee of Norfolk Southern Railroad. He was a member of St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church in Monroeville. His biggest joy in life was the time he spent with family and friends.

 
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David A. Karap

November 22, 2021 |

By James F. Kutch Funeral Home - Crematory | Posted in: James F. Kutch Funeral Home - Crematory

On Sunday November 21, 2021, David A. Karap, age 56 of White Oak, PA passed away. Beloved son of the late Richard D. and Doris (Jakubek) Karap. Dear brother of Richard J. (Peggy) Karap. Uncle of Heather and Jason. Loving companion of Kristy Goedeke. David worked at Thermo King for over 25 years.

 
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Walter Donnell Holmes

November 22, 2021 |

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

Walter Donnell Holmes, 86, was born April 16, 1935 in Greensboro, North Carolina. Walter departed this life on November 16, 2021, at Transitions Healthcare, Irwin, PA.

He was the beloved son of the late Aaron Holmes and Theodoshia (Mitchell)  Everette.

In his early twenties, Walter served in the United States Army as a paratrooper. He married Paralee Cunningham and to this union four children were birthed.

Walter loved to travel, he was part of the Traveling Kings and Queens, Jolly 5 Campers and National African American RVers Association.

Walter was a longtime member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. His life was an example of Matthew 25:21 “Well done good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things; I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of the Lord.” Walter was a Deacon. He was on Noah’s Ark Board of Directors. He also served as Youth Church Leader and sung with the Gospel Choir.

 
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Michael Paul Derdich

November 22, 2021 |

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

Michael Paul Derdich, 40, of Seattle, WA, formerly of North Huntingdon, PA, passed away Thursday, November 11, 2021. He was born July 28Th, 1981, in McKeesport. He was an Epic Trainer at Valley Medical Center in Seattle and was formerly employed at Overlake Medical Center as a Respiratory Therapist.

 
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John J. Gatchie

November 22, 2021 |

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

John J. Gatchie, age 70, a lifelong resident of McKeesport, passed away peacefully on November 20, 2021, at UPMC McKeesport Hospital with his daughter Beth and his girlfriend Debbie by his side. He was born March 13, 1951, in McKeesport, the son of the late John Sr. and Catherine (Coulter) Gatchie. John was a United States Army Veteran who proudly served his country and in his early years, worked as a bricklayer/construction worker. Later in life, he worked for and retired from the City of McKeesport Parks and Recreation Department. John was a member of several organizations, including the AMVETS, 11th Ward Club, PNA, various American Legion Posts, the Moose Club, the VFW, and the Polaris Lodge No. 375. John had a passion for music and had an impressive collection of records that he would always play. He took great joy in teaching his granddaughters how to use the record player. He was known to always have the window open and the music volume up so all the neighbors could share that love of music with him. He enjoyed relaxing on his porch and welcoming his neighbor’s cat “Sid” to keep him company. Most importantly, John was a family man and spent a lot of time with his daughter, Beth, and granddaughters Kayla and Jenna. He was a man who was always willing to lend a helping hand to anybody in need, and he will truly be missed.

 
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Debora Marie Ditter

November 22, 2021 |

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

Debora Marie Ditter, 64, of Lincoln Place, passed away Saturday, November 20, 2021. She was born September 19, 1957 in Pittsburgh and was the daughter of Eleanor (Moyer) Martin of Lincoln Place and the late Willard Martin. Debora was a member of Blessed Trinity Parish-Holy Angels Church in Hays. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Randy R. Ditter, son, Scott M. Ditter and daughter, Tiffany L. Ditter of Lincoln Place, granddaughter, Willow Marie Ditter, and a sister, Roxann Martin (Ed) Eckman of Greenfield.

 
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Esther W. Kost

November 22, 2021 |

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

Esther W. Kost, age 94, of White Oak, died November 17, 2021, at AHN Forbes Hospital. Born April 21, 1927, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Clarence P. and Marguerite (Barr) Whitehead and the wife of the late Bert Edward Kost.

 
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Russell L. McWilliams

November 21, 2021 |

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

Russell L. McWilliams, age 76, of McKeesport, died November 21, 2021 at his residence. He was born in North Versailles, PA on August 16, 1945 and is the son of the late John and Mary Figel McWilliams. He was preceded in death by his son, Matthew Ryan McWilliams who died February 11, 2019.

 
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Elmer Edward Pastories

November 21, 2021 |

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

Elmer Edward Pastories, age 73, of McKeesport, died Saturday, November 20, 2021. He was born in McKeesport on September 7, 1948 and is the son of the late Elmer James and Laura Domino Pastories.  He is the husband of the late Patricia McDowell Pastories, who died on June 13, 2018. He was a sergeant in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War and earned one Bronze Star, one Silver Star, and two Purple Hearts. He was employed as a truck driver for Envirotrol for many years.

 
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Christine M. "Tina" Margie

November 21, 2021 |

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

Christine M. "Tina" Margie, age 66 of Versailles, passed away on Friday, November 19, 2021 in UPMC McKeesport.  Born September 16, 1955 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Howard and Marie (McCahill) Foster.  A former health care aide at Community Life in McKeesport, she is survived by her children William Margie, Jr. of White Oak, Jill Margie of Versailles, and Megan (Nick) Donaldson of Arizona; her grandsons Logan Margie and Dylan Donaldson; her companion Greg Gooch; her sister Diane (Bevan) Boden of Elizabeth Twp., her two best friends Donna Nolder and Cheryle Shivey; and also nieces and nephews. 

 
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Alice B. Ockay

November 20, 2021 |

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

Alice B. Ockay, age 92 of Versailles, passed away on Thursday, November 18, 2021 in John J. Kane Regional Center - GlenHazel.  Born December 7, 1928 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Julia (Demko) Ockay.  The former bar manager of the Holiday Inn in West Mifflin, Alice was also a former secretary for US Steel's Christy Park Works.  She was a member of Mary, Mother of God Parish - St. Patrick's Church and the CFU Lodge #146 of Versailles and its Ladies' Club.  Besides her parents, Alice was preceded in death by her siblings: Rose, Cyril, Method, and Andrew Ockay.  

 
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Bobbie Jescile Jones

November 19, 2021 |

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

Bobbie Jescile Jones, 96, of Irwin, passed away Thursday, November 18, 2021. She was born November 26, 1924 in Healdton, OK, and was the daughter of the late Charles Bruce and Rosa Lea (Wood) Kinny. She was the wife of the late John C. Jones who passed away in 1970. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Irwin. Bobbie had retired from Trontek and had previously worked for the Ross Martin Company. She was an avid sports fan and loved her Sooners.

 
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