Rose Marie Hanicak

May 13, 2019 |

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

Rose Marie Hanicak, 91, of Irwin, passed away Sunday, May 12, 2019 at Golden Heights Personal Care Home, Irwin.  She was born September 12, 1927 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Matthew and Mary (Yedinak) Kaftanich.   Prior to her retirement, Rose was a registered nurse for Mercy Hospital and a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church and funeral choir.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Hanicak; and sisters, Katherine Lindamood, Dorothy Faix and Eleanor Zuber.  She is survived by her sons, Donald J. Hanicak and his wife, Nancy, Robert P. Hanicak, Kenneth L. Hanicak and his wife, Robin, John E. Hanicak and his wife, Julie; daughter, Karen L. Foster and her husband, William; grandchildren, Tanna and Christopher, Cassandra and Jeff, Sasha and Tyler, Scott, Dakota and Chris; and great-grandchildren, Camryn, Triston, Colby, Grayson and Avery.  Friends will be received on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, North Huntingdon.  Interment will be private in Visitation Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Franciscan Mission Associates, P.O. Box 598, Mount Vernon, NY  10551-0598 in memory of Rose Marie Hanicak.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

Bruce M. Gray

May 12, 2019 |

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

Bruce M. Gray, age 70, of North Versailles, passed away Saturday, May 11, 2019. He was born April 27, 1949 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Edwin and Alice Gray. He was a Navy veteran that went onto work as a supervisor at the Westinghouse plant in East Pittsburgh before working for the State of Pennsylvania in the welfare office in McKeesport. He was a member of the Elks in North Huntingdon. He is survived by his loving wife of over 47 years Janice Gray; children Jack (Jennifer) D’Amico, Tara (Michael) Barone, John (Meredith) Gray and Jason (Andrea) Gray; and grandchildren McKenzie Gray, Victoria Barone, Theodore “Teddy” Gray, Charlize “Charlie” Gray and Michael Barone. 
 
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Elizabeth Andrejcak

May 12, 2019 |

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

 Elizabeth Andrejcak, age 81, of White Oak, PA, died May 10, 2019, at home. Born January 31, 1938,  in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Emory Honick and the late Mary (Yuhas) Honick and the wife of the late Donald G. Andrejcak.

 
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Delilah M. Donoghue

May 11, 2019 |

Published By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

Delilah M. Donoghue, 66, of McKeesport, died Friday, May 10, 2019 at her home.  Born in Wilkinsburg, PA on December 18, 1952, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Betty Hockenbery Obies.  Wife of the late James Donoghue, she is survived by her children, Allan Jenkins of Land O Lakes, FL, Eric Jenkins of East McKeesport, Melissa Willis of McKeesport, Connie Rondinelli of Ross Township, Richard Jenkins of West Mifflin, Matthew Potter of McKeesport, and Holly Potter of McKeesport, also by 24 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.  She was a former member of the Rainbow Girls and enjoyed her volunteer work for the Salvation Army.  Friends will be received in the Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 on Friday, May 17, 2019 from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM.  A service will be held in the funeral home on Friday at 11:00 AM with Pastor Doug Burns officiating.  Interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery.  The family suggests contributions to the Salvation Army.

 

Bertha M. Launonen

May 11, 2019 |

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

Bertha M. Launonen, age 107, of McKeesport, died May 10, 2019, at Riverside Care Center. Born July 5, 1911, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Anelia (Bober) Gibala; and the wife of her beloved second husband, the late Albert Launonen and first husband, Martin Kaminski.

 
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Sylvia L. Lerro

May 10, 2019 |

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

Sylvia L. Lerro, age 83 of Liberty Borough, passed away on Friday, May 10, 2019 in John J. Kane Regional Center, McKeesport.  Born November 3, 1935 in Baldwin, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Anna (Miller) Datig.  A member of St. Mark's Parish, Sylvia was the co-proprietor of Jo-Lynn's Pizzeria in Liberty Borough with her late husband of 49 years, Joseph C. Lerro, who passed away on March 3, 2006.  Sylvia is survived by her daughters Linda (Donald) Chapman of Liberty Borough and Jodi Staab of Elizabeth Twp.; her grandchildren Jarrett (Melanie), Tony, Shawn (Jackie), Nicole, Tammy (Jeff), and Brittany; her great-grandchildren Ava, Christian, Luca, Vico, Makayla, Gianna, and Sterling; her brother Greg Datig of California; and also many nieces and nephews, especially her nephew Craig Galick who helped immensely with her care.  

 
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Joseph V. Sikora

May 10, 2019 |

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

JOSEPH V. SIKORA age 89, of West Mifflin, on May 9, 2019. He was a son of the late Frank and Anna (Rytkowski) Sikora. Joe was retired from US Steel - Duquesne Works. He enjoyed gardening and sharing his homegrown vegetables with his neighbors, socializing, shuffleboard, watching movies, horseshoes, shooting pool, and playing basketball when he was younger. Beloved husband of 50 years to the late Marie (Axelson) Sikora; father of Frank J. (Laura) Sikora of Lexington, KY, Gary J. Sikora of Manassas, VA, Shari M. Sikora of Philadelphia, PA; grandfather of Nicole, Michael, Derek, and Kelly Sikora; predeceased by brothers and sisters, Alex Sikora, Stanley Sikora, Alice Corvino, and Agnes F. "Aggie" Cerpani. Visitation Saturday 6-8 p.m. and Sunday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300, where his Funeral Services will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. Pastor John Gropp officiating. Burial will be in Lebanon Church Cemetery, West Mifflin.

 

Elinor Kramer

May 10, 2019 |

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

Elinor Kramer, age 91 of Cumming, GA and formerly of Pittsburgh, passed away on Friday, May 10, 2019.  Born May 9, 1928 in Pittsburgh, she was a daughter of the late Morris and Bertha (Bergman) Calig.  Elinor worked with her husband, the late Alvin Kramer, as sales representatives for Leco Electric Co. and also as a court reporter and instructor for court reporters.  She is survived by her twin daughters Adele Caplan of Cumming, GA and Marcy (Richard) Ruben of Cumming, GA; her grandsons Adam (Amy nee Rosner) Caplan, Aaron (fiancee Lauren Fehl) Ruben, Justin (Jessica nee Effren) Caplan, and Zachary (fiancee Ema Alvarez) Ruben; her great-grandsons Ryan and Graham; and her great-granddaughters Jana and Daniella.  A private graveside service will be held at the convenience and request of her family at Beth Shalom Cemetery in Shaler Twp.

 
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Elizabeth R. Yuhasz

May 10, 2019 |

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

Elizabeth R. Yuhasz, 95, of West Mifflin, died May 9, 2019.  She is the daughter of the late Stephen and Theresa (Franczi) Muranyi and beloved wife of the late Joseph J. Yuhasz.  She is survived by her daughter Betty Ann Petrozza of Cranberry Twp.; grandchildren Jessica Yuhasz, Christopher Petrozza and Allison Petrozza; great grandchildren Kalil Bell and Dylan Petrozza; nephew Joe (Ann) Topper; niece Judy (Bill) Kerns and dear friend Bonnie Brown.  She was preceded in death by her son Stephen Yuhasz. Elizabeth was a member of Ressurection Church in Homeville. Funeral arrangements by Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home.

 

Elmer L. Tremont

May 09, 2019 |

Published By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Elmer L. Tremont, 89, of Fort Myers, Florida, born on November, 26, 1929 in McKeesport, entered into eternal rest on May 3, 2019. He was a graduate of and football letterman for the University of Miami, and a Veteran of the United States Army where he served in the Korean War.
 
He was a retired coach and educator for Cypress Lake High School in Fort Myers, where he coached the boys football and basketball teams and the girls basketball team. He was in the Lee County School Athletic Conference Hall of Fame and the Florida Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame, and the co-founder of Hillmyer-Tremont Foundation which provides scholarships to athletes. He loved his family, he enjoyed golfing, and was an avid University of Miami fan.
 
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Jack "Max" Unger

May 09, 2019 |

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

Jack "Max" Unger, age 80 of McKeesport, passed away on Thursday, May 9, 2019 in John J. Kane Regional Center in McKeesport.  Born October 22, 1938 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Max and Dorothy (Weinberg) Unger.  A US Army Veteran who served in the occupation of Berlin, Max retired after 29 years as a lieutenant with the McKeesport Police Department.

 
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Edward R. Skuhrovec

May 09, 2019 |

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

Edward R. Skuhrovec, age 72 of North Huntingdon, passed away peacefully in the home he grew up in, according to God's plans as the family had hoped for, on Wednesday, May 8, 2019.  Born March 12, 1947 in McKeesport, he was one of two sons, along with his brother Rudy, of Rudolph and Mildred (Pfiefer) Skuhrovec.  Edward was a music and sports lover from an early age.  As a member of the first graduating class of Port Vue-Liberty High School (now South Allegheny), he was in the band for 8 years, serving as head drummer for 5, and was a member of the 1965 WPIAL Section 14 championship baseball team.  After graduation, he began his career of fifty years, for US Steel at Homestead and Clairton, as a member of the United Steelworkers Union #s 1397 and 1557, and also as a member of the Boilermakers Union #154. 

 
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Rev. John Joseph Cuccaro

May 09, 2019 |

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

Rev. John Joseph Cuccaro, 68, fell asleep in the Lord on Saturday May 4, 2019, in U.P.M.C. Presbyterian, Pittsburgh three weeks shy of his 40th Anniversary as a priest.

Born in Irwin, June 23, 1950, Father John, as he was affectionately called, was the only child of the late Angelo Joseph and Anna (Kochik) Cuccaro. A Priest of the Byzantine Catholic Archeparchy of Pittsburgh, Father John was the current Pastor of SS. Peter & Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, Duquesne, and the Administrator of Ascension Byzantine Catholic Church, Clairton.

Ordained on May 27, 1979, Father John served the Archeparchy of Pittsburgh at St. Michael, Sharon, PA, SS. Peter & Paul, Warren, Ohio, St. Mary, Morgantown, W. VA, St. Nicholas, Newtown, PA, St. Michael, Pleasant City, Ohio, Infant Jesus of Prague, Boardman, Ohio, Protection of Mary, Homer City, PA, Holy Cross, Coal Run, PA, St. Nicholas and Transfiguration, both in McKeesport, PA, St. John Chrysostom and Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, both in Pittsburgh, PA, St. Michael in Hermitage, PA, and SS. Peter & Paul, Braddock, PA.

 
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Joan Kemp Beissel

May 08, 2019 |

Published By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Joan Kemp Beissel passed away on May 7, 2019, at the age of 89. A lifelong resident of Elizabeth Township, she was born January 18, 1930, to the late Thomas and Mary Moore Dierker Kemp. She was predeceased by her husband of 65 years, Donald E. Beissel, her twin sister, Jean Matezik, and her brother, Thomas Kemp. She is survived by her two daughters, Vickee Altman, and her husband Gary, of Uniontown, and Wendee Lindsey and her husband Randy of Elizabeth Township and her three grandchildren, Alan Lindsey, and wife Brittany, of Liberty Boro, Stephanie Altman of Raleigh, NC., and Abigail Altman of Baltimore, MD. 

She graduated from Clairton High School in 1947 and attended the Allegheny General Hospital School of Nursing where she obtained her license as a registered nurse. She completed her nursing education with a BSN from California University of Pennsylvania. She worked as a registered nurse at the McKeesport Hospital in the premature infant nursery, but perhaps is best remembered for her many years as a school nurse for the Elizabeth-Forward School District.

She and her husband Don enjoyed retirement by hosting pig roasts for their family and friends at their backyard swimming pool and by traveling throughout North America in their motor home, sometimes even wintering in southern climates. They also traveled to such places as Hawaii, Italy, England, Mexico and the Caribbean. A highlight was sailing through the Panama Canal.

Family and friends will be received at the S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6thStreet, Clairton, PA, 15025, on Friday, May 10, from 2 – 4 PM and 6 – 8 PM, a short memorial service will be held at 7:30pm with a repose to follow at the LochMon Tavern, 2510 Lincoln Boulevard, Elizabeth, PA., 15037. A private committal will occur at a later date at Jefferson Memorial Park. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Monkey’s House Hospice of Burlington County, NJ, a no-kill shelter for dogswith terminal diagnoses or hard to adopt disabilities. http://www.monkeyshouse.org/cms.

 

Karen Molinari

May 08, 2019 |

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

On Thursday May 2, 2019, Karen Ann, age 67 of McKeesport passed away peacefully.  Mother of Keith Molinari, and Lisa (Tim) Hiatt.  Sister of Gary Hall, Jeff Hall, and Debbie Hall.

 
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