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Nancy L. Ware

January 15, 2020 |

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

Nancy L. Ware, age 89, of McKeesport, died January 14, 2020, at home. Born October 15, 1930, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late John and Laura (Heintz) Hammerstrom and the wife of the late Benjamin F. Ware.

 
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Dorothy M. Manzlak

January 15, 2020 |

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

Dorothy Ivan/Evans Manzlak, resident of North Huntingdon, PA, formerly of Glassport, born to the late George and Susan (Timura) Ivan of Glassport, died in her one hundredth year on January 15, 2020.  Graduated as the class Salutatorian, she was the last surviving member of Glassport High School Class of 1938. A member of the former Holy Trinity / St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church in McKeesport, she was a past president of the Confraternity of Christian Mothers and Ladies of Charity, was awarded the Diocese of Pittsburgh Ladies of Charity Service Award Medal, and founded the Holy Trinity Widows' Support Group.  She was a church choir member where the Salesian-published poem she wrote, "Night of Nights," was set to music and sung at midnight mass. She also served as Glassport's Judge of Election, was a Girl Scout Leader, a past president of the Glassport Women's Club, past secretary of the Pittsburgh District of the First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association, and an active volunteer and board member of the former Glassport Public Library.  A resident of Redstone Highlands since 2013, she was known as the "poet" for her spiritual poems, several of which were published by the Salesians in their anthology books and booklets.  Much to her delight, two were chosen for the Salesian Golden Book of Poetry placed in the Vatican Library and several are posted on the Salesian website.  At Redstone, she formed many friendships among residents, staff, and caregivers. She considered each of them as additions to a loving family.  In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, John (Munzie) Manzlak in 1981; a sister, Regina in 1920; half-sisters, Mary Gyurisin, Elizabeth Kushner and Elizabeth Maharik; half-brothers, George and Michael Ivan; son-in-law, Pete Riesberg; and numerous nieces and nephews.  She is survived by daughters, Daria Riesberg of Alamo, CA and Dr. Audrey (Timothy) Quinlan of North Huntingdon; two grandchildren, Tara (Bill) Willenbrock of Chantilly, VA and Daniel (Deanna) Quinlan of Cranberry; one step-grandson, Derik Riesberg of CA; three great-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren.  Family and friends will be received from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10 a.m. on Monday in St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon, with Msgr. Paul Fitzmaurice officiating.  Interment to follow in Calvary Cemetery, Port Vue.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Westmoreland County Food Bank, 100 Devonshire Dr., Delmont, PA  15626, Redstone Highlands Benevolent Care Fund, or the charity of one’s choice.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


LaVerne S. (Ulichnie) Mihalik

January 14, 2020 |

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

LaVerne S. (Ulichnie) Mihalik, 85, of White Oak, died Sunday January 12, 2020. She was born August 24, 1934 in Braddock, a daughter of the late John and Catherine (Henry) Ulichnie and was also preceded in death by her husband Michael J. Mihalik Sr. LaVerne was a member of Mary Mother of God Parish, St. Robert Bellarmine Church, East McKeesport, where she volunteered for the respite group of Catholic Charities and also the monthly grief recovery support group.

She was a dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother, and will be greatly missed. She is survived by her children Bonnie (Joseph) Grott of McKeesport, Michael J. Mihalik Jr. (Peter Abraham) of Boston, MA, Lisa (James) Smith of Hopewell, and Susan (Michael) Ellsworth of Youngstown, OH; her grandchildren Brittany Smith, Tyler Grott, and Shannon and Kacey Ellsworth.

 
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Jesse Carl Long

January 14, 2020 |

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

Jesse Carl Long, age 91, of Buena Vista, Elizabeth, PA, died on January 10, 2020, at Mt. Vernon of Elizabeth. Born April 3, 1928, in Henderson, KY, he was the son of the late Radar and Eva Mae Long and the husband of the late Anna (Stoutamire) Long.

 
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Connie Wiggins

January 14, 2020 |

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

Connie Wiggins, age 85, of North Versailles died January 10, 2020, at UPMC McKeesport Hospital. Born December 2, 1934, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Chester Kevena and Ada (Uhaus) Kavena Kadar and the wife of the late Leonard W. Wiggins.

 
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Patrick G. Proud

January 13, 2020 |

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

Patrick G. Proud, 82, of West Mifflin died January 12, 2020. He is the son of the late Joseph and Christina Proud. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Donna (Woods) Proud. He is survived by his son Patrick (Robin) Proud of Versailles; daughter Sharon McCue of West Mifflin; grandchildren Sean Proud, Ashley McCue, Nick Matthews and Donavon McCue. Patrick was a member of Christ the Light of the World Parish, Masons, American Legion, and VFW. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was a proud advocate of disabled veterans. Friends recieved Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne Wednesday from 2-8. A funeral mass will be held Thursday 10am at Holy Name Church. Interment following Grandview Cemetery, North Versailles.

 


Harry C. Bon

January 13, 2020 |

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

Harry C. Bon, age 91, of McKeesport, died January 10, 2020, at Jefferson Hills Rehabilitation and Wellness Center. Born October 21, 1928, in Braddock, he was the son of the late Jacob Crnkovic Bon and Virginia (Haube) Bon-McAdams and the husband of Lucille R. (Gatto) Bon for over 64 years.

 
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Ron D. Gallagher

January 12, 2020 |

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

Ron D. Gallagher, 37, of Pittsburgh, formerly of White Oak, died Friday, January 10, 2020. He was born October 22, 1982 in McKeesport, a son of Ronald (Debra) Gallagher of Trafford and Sandra Pardoe of Florida. Ron was a graduate of McKeesport High School and was a self-employed HVAC contractor. He loved God, family, life, and sports and also loved all the children. In addition to his parents he is survived by his fiancé Lisa Birch and her children Addison and Peyton; his grandparents Roy “Larry” Gallagher and Norma Jean Hetherington; his siblings Shaun Gallagher and Kristin Marsella-Lash; nieces Aryana Marsella and Annabelle Lash; also aunts, uncles, and cousins.
 
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Leonard “Leo” J. Ostrosky

January 12, 2020 |

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

Leonard “Leo” J. Ostrosky, age 91, of East McKeesport, passed away Thursday, January 9, 2020. He was born November 6, 1928 in Mt. Pleasant, a son of the late John and Catherine Ostrosky. He was a long time member of St. Robert Bellarmine Church in East McKeesport and the American Legion in White Oak. He served in the US Army in Korea and went onto work for over 37 years as a Mill Wright for U.S. Steel in Braddock. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother Teofil Ostrosky; and sister Cecilia Yohn. He is survived by his wife of over 67 years Bernice M. (Uschock); sons Thomas (Barbara) Ostrosky, James (Elizabeth) Ostrosky and David (Diane) Ostrosky; grandchildren Kimberly and Joseph Ostrosky and Katie (Adam) Yeargin; brother Robert (Judy) Ostrosky; and sister Patricia (John) Sauers.
 
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Peggy Page Sepcic

January 11, 2020 |

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

Peggy Page Comer Sepcic, 91, of McKeesport passed away Friday, January 10, 2020 peacefully at home. She was born on June 4, 1928 in Shenandoah, VA to the late Franklin and Fannie Comer. She was the wife of the late James George Sepcic, who passed away October 19, 2017. The youngest of 14 siblings who grew up in Shenandoah, Va, Peggy was a strong, caring woman who was already driving at age 14 because, as the last sibling home, she was responsible for taking care of her mother. Peggy was always a sharply-dressed, loving, & welcoming woman who always had a pot of coffee on the stove and an extra plate at her table so no one ever left her home hungry or without good conversation. Until Peggy became ill, she was active member of many organizations including the board of the Liberty Presbyterian Church, an executive member of the McKeesport Hospital Women’s Committee, and a volunteer EMT for the Liberty Borough Ambulance service.  Peggy was loved & revered by all who knew her.

 
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Thomas H. O’Toole

January 11, 2020 |

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

Thomas H. O’Toole, 85, of Castle Shannon and formerly Elizabeth Township, sailed into eternity on Jan. 10, 2020. He was born on Nov. 30, 1934, in Saginaw, MI, to the late John and Rhea O’Toole. He is survived by his wife Darlene (Straw); sons Kevin (Melinda) of Monroeville and Kerry of Barefoot Bay, FL; daughter Kelly (Chris Peters) of Annapolis, MD; daughter-in-law Sharon of North Huntingdon; grandchildren Bradley, Shannon, Drew, Ryan and Sara; and great-grandson Jordan. He was preceded in death by his first wife Rose Marie (Curcio) and brothers John, William and Donald. A retiree of Elizabeth Carbide Die Co.,

 
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William A. "Red" Brewster

January 10, 2020 |

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

William A. "Red" Brewster,  88, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Thursday, January 9, 2020. He was born September 25, 1931 in Boston and was the son of the late William and Rose (Maguire) Brewster. He was the husband of the late Margaret L. "Maggie" (Gilbert) Brewster who passed away February 6, 2006. Red was a retired Truck Driver and was a member of Teamsters Local 249.

 
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Richard P. Moran

January 09, 2020 |

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

Richard P. Moran, 81, of Scottdale, Arizona, formerly of Duquesne, died unexpectantly at home on Monday, January 6, 2020. Born in Duquesne on July 17, 1938, he was the son of the late John P. and Anna (Matura) Moran. Mr. Moran was a retired Duquesne School teacher and  coached Basketball at Duquesne High School for 16 years, compiling an impressive 273-156 record.

He won 6 WPIAL Championships, 2 PIAA State Championships and 8 section championships. Under Rich's tutelage, 5 of his players reached the prestigious 1000 point club.  Rich won numerous Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and McKeesport Daily News Coach of the Year awards.

He was also a former member of Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church in West Mifflin.

 
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Arthur Williams

January 09, 2020 |

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

Arthur Williams, 82, of McKeesport, Pennsylvania, passed peacefully on January 3, 2020 at UPMC McKeesport Hospital.

Born December 18, 1937 in Clairton, PA, son of the late Essie Williams, Sr. and Donnie Williams. Preceded in death by Essie Williams, Jr., David, Robert, Charles, James, and Bernice Williams.

Arthur was married to Mary Williams for 37 years. (Together for 50 yrs)

He served in the U.S Air Force and later joined the National Guard. He retired from McKeesport Hospital. Arthur enjoyed nature, carving wood and making canes.

 
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Kevin Liam Machesky, Jr.

January 09, 2020 |

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

Kevin Liam Machesky, Jr., 24, of Greenock, passed away Wednesday, January  8, 2020. He was born February 21, 1995 in Monroeville. Kevin was proprietor of Machesky Excavation and was a 2013 graduate of Elizabeth Forward High School.

 
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