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Norman L. Buckner

July 11, 2019 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Obituary

Norman L. Buckner, 77, died July 9, 2019. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. July 14 at Bethlehem Baptist Church, 716 Walnut St., McKeesport, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. July 15. Interment will follow at 1 p.m. July 15 at McKeesport & Versailles Cemetery. Arrangements in charge of Tunie Funeral Home Inc.

 


Sean M. Brown

July 10, 2019 |

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

Sean M. Brown, age 36, of Washington D.C., peacefully passed away surrounded by his loving family on July 7, 2019. Sean was born on July 5, 1983, in East McKeesport, PA to William and Mary Lynn (Rosenbayger) Brown. He was a 2001 graduate of East Allegheny Junior/Senior High School. After high school, Sean pursued his love of theater at the University of Pittsburgh where he obtained his Bachelor of Arts. While his passion for theater, film, and music was present for his entire life, Sean’s focus after college changed to being more politically minded and finding ways to make this a better world. After a brief time as a paralegal, Sean attended the University of the District of Columbia where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with his Juris Doctorate. Thereafter, Sean was selected for the Legal Honors Program at the US Department of Housing and Urban Development where he worked as a Trial Attorney until his death, assuring decent and affordable housing, enabling all Americans to achieve homeownership, providing resources for communities to build strong neighborhoods, preventing homelessness, and enforcing fair housing laws.
 
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Louis "Nunu" Karbowiak

July 10, 2019 |

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

Louis "Nunu" Karbowiak age 84, of Liberty Boro, on July 9, 2019. He was the son of the late Ludwik and Bertha (Mikrut) Karbowiak. Lou was retired from US Steel, Duquesne Works, in the Met. Lab, a member of Teutonia Mannerchor Club, in Duquesne, where he was the treasurer for 25 years. Also a member of the Hazelwood Boat Club, in Ohio. He enjoyed golfing. He proudly served his country in the Navy during the Korean War. Husband of the late Donna Jane (Hall) Karbowiak for 48 years; father of Karen L. Svetz, of Liberty Boro, Joseph E. Karbowiak, of Liberty Boro, and the late Thomas R. Karbowiak; grandfather of Joseph E. Svetz II; brother of Rose Starmack, of Texas. Visitation on Friday, July 12, 2019, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., at the MALOY-SCHLEIFFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300, where parting prayers will be offered on Saturday, at 8:45 a.m., followed by Mass of Christian Burial at St. Marks Parish, Liberty Boro, at 9:30 a.m., Reverend Thomas Wagner officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Port Vue, with Military Honors.

 


Raymond Thomas Fedor

July 10, 2019 |

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

Raymond Thomas Fedor, 78, of Elizabeth Township, formerly Clairton and longtime resident of Peter's Township, sailed off  Sunday, July 7, 2019 to meet again with beloved family and friends whom have set sail before him. He was born May 9, 1941 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Nicholas and Taugen (Ancarana) Fedor. He was the husband of the late Audrey Ruth (Lovrich) Fedor, she was the love of his life. Raymond was the Proprietor of 2 successful Open Pantry convenience stores in Bethel Park and was a member of the chamber of Commerce there.  He proudly served in the Army National Guard and belonged to the VFW post in Peter's Township, where he spent many an evening with many good friends sharing many great stories.

 
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Joseph C. Zoscak

July 10, 2019 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Joseph C. Zoscak, 91, of Glassport, died July 9, 2019.  He is the son of the late Joseph and Sophia (Bogush) Zoscak.  He is survived by his brother Carl (Charlotte) Zoscak; nephews Todd, Robert and Michael Zoscak; great nieces Summer Ann and Autumn Dale Zoscak; also cousins.  He was preceded in death by his brother Eugene Zoscak.  Joe was a member of Queen of the Rosary Parish and served in the US Army Korean Conflict.  After his retirement, Joe spent his time at his hunting camp in the Allegheny National Forest.  Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport, Fri. 2-4 and 6-8.  A funeral blessing will be held Sat. 10:00 am in the funeral home with Father Wojcicki.  Interment following St. Mary's Polish Cemetery.

 


Martha J. Slifko

July 09, 2019 |

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

Martha J. Slifko, age 92 of Port Vue, passed away on Thursday, July 4, 2019 in UPMC McKeesport Hospital,  Born October 22, 1926 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary (Timchak) Magosh.  

 
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Louis S. Horvath

July 09, 2019 |

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

Louis S. Horvath, age 69, of Port Vue, died at home on July 6, 2019. Born October 29, 1949, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late Louis and Mildred (Zoscak) Horvath.

 
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Lynn Kopa Dull

July 08, 2019 |

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

Lynn Kopa Dull, age 56 of Leechburg, died Sunday, July 7, 2019.  She was born in Homestead, PA, on September 1, 1962.  She is the daughter of the late George M. and Jean M. Koehler Kopa.   She was the co-owner of Hillcrest Honey in Leechburg, and employed part-time at Nature’s Best.  She is also a member of the Leechburg Moose.

 
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James E. Patton Sr.

July 08, 2019 |

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

James E. Patton Sr., age 84, of Carroll Twp., formerly of Clairton, passed away on Sunday, July 7, 2019 at Lawson Nursing Home, Inc. He retired after 36 years as a tin worker at U.S. Steel Clairton Works. A Marine having served during the Korean War, he enjoyed camping, hunting and fishing at his camp in Bedford. He also enjoyed drawing and woodworking. 

 
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Peggy Ann Adams

July 08, 2019 |

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

Peggy Ann (Davis) Adams, age 73, of Clairton, passed away on Monday, July 8, 2019 at Lawson Nursing Home. She was a retired computer programmer at Mellon Bank, in Pittsburgh.  Born May 17, 1946 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Ruth (Rea) Davis. She is survived by her children Kimberly Adams of Clairton, William (Kimberly) Adams of Coal Center, Timothy Adams of Clairton, and David (Michelle) Adams of Elizabeth; grandchildren Courtney, Jaden, Cory, McKeylee, and Marissa Adams and Christie Stapf; great-grandchildren Cameron Saunders and Weston Bauer; siblings Georgene Stapf, Shiela Clien, Robert Abraham, and Edward Davis Jr.; also nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, George Abraham. 

 
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Mary Turek

July 08, 2019 |

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

Mary (Supernovich) Turek, age 72, of West Elizabeth, passed away on Sunday, July 7, 2019 at home. She retired as an inside sales representative for Ductmate Industries Inc. in Monongahela. She was a devout member of St. Isaac Jogues Roman Catholic Church in Jefferson Hills. She enjoyed spending most of her time with her family members, as well as bowling, bingo, and casinos. 

 
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Raymond Leonard Martini, Sr.

July 08, 2019 |

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

Raymond Leonard Martini, Sr., 68, of Port Vue, passed way at home on Wednesday, July  3, 2019. He was born May 20, 1951 in McKeesport and was the son of the late William Dodd Martini, Sr, and the late Elvira (Case) Martini. He was an Independent Trucking Owner/Operator. Raymond was an Organ Donor.

 
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Gertrude Mae (Phillips) Sterling

July 07, 2019 |

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

Gertrude Mae (Phillips) Sterling, 93, died July 3, 2019. She was born May 31, 1926. Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, at Gospel of Jesus Church, 202 S. 3rd St., Duquesne, where a funeral service will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 10. Arrangements in charge of Robert A. Waters Funeral Home Inc.

 


Judi A. Sandmeyer

July 06, 2019 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Judi A. Sandmeyer, of Warminster, died on Friday, June 21, 2019, at Abington Memorial Hospital. She was 70.

Daughter of the late Paul C. and Ellen Barber Sandmeyer, formerly of New Hope, where she spent her younger years, she was born in Chicago, Illinois and graduated from Elgin Academy, in Elgin, Illinois.

Judi was a resident of Warminster for the past 20 years and was employed at a pharmacy in Hatboro.  Because of her talent and creativity, art became a hobby and she did free-lance designs.

Judi will be missed for her loving and creative ways.  Also missing her and looking for her are her canine companions, Lali and Bennie.

 
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Catherine Strinich

July 06, 2019 |

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

Catherine (Gatto) Strinich, age 93, of Elizabeth, passed away on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at UPMC McKeesport. She was a retired butcher at Marraccini Supermarket in Elizabeth, a former butcher at Foodland in Clairton, a former head cook at Royak’s Diner in Dravosburg and a seasonal employee at Kaufmann’s in Century III Mall. A member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth Twp., she was extremely active with the parish fish fry and had a passion for cooking and baking. She was also a former member of St. Clare of Assisi parish in Clairton. 

 
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