Charles P. "Chick" Sloss

May 12, 2018 |

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

Charles P. "Chick" Sloss, 89, of West Mifflin, died peacefully on Friday, May 11, 2018 in Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Born in Duquesne, May 19, 1928, he was the son of the late Edward and Violet (Morgan) Sloss. Mr. Sloss was a member of Christ the Light of the World Parish, Duquesne, a retired employee of the Fisher Body Plant of General Motors and the Union Rail Road Company. Mr. Sloss was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army. He is survived by his loving wife, Juanita Bickus Sloss, four daughters, Cheryl (Larry) Stefan, Beverly (John) Seba, Karen  Boytos and Nita (Richard) Ignat, all of West Mifflin; a brother, Thomas Sloss, fifteen grand children and twenty-four great grandchildren.

 
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Phyllis F. (Pickett) Thiem

May 12, 2018 |

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

Phyllis F. (Pickett) Thiem, 82, of Irwin, died Thursday, May 10, 2018 at Hempfield Manor, Greensburg. She was born June 29, 1935 in Flemington, WV, the daughter of the late Ovid Festtes Pickett and Mary Louise (Snider) Jack and was also preceded in death by a grandson Richard Lee Nicholas Jr. and a brother Jamie Andre Pickett. Phyllis was a former employee of First Student, a former seamstress for Dante Fashions, and Annette Fashions, and was a former hairdresser. She served on Irwin Borough Council from 2005 to 2015 and was a member of the Democratic Committee, the ILGWU, and the Moose Lodge and Fraternal Order of Eagles, both of Irwin. Surviving are her step father Robert Jack of Apollo; her children Chutty Bender (Marcia Clark) of Salem, OH, Lanny Bender (Carol) of Chippewa Township, Candy Greiner (Chuck) of Irwin, Cookie Nicholas of Greensburg, Shelly Glass of Irwin, and Marjorie Gongaware (Rich Todd) of Scottdale; her grandchildren Jenna Nicholas, Nina Glass, Travis, Justin, and Austin Gongaware, and Christie, Joshua, and Jesse Bender; and her great grandchildren Linsay Gongaware, and Hayden, Caroline, and Maverick Bender.
 
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Ruth Louise DiBiase Kopylczak

May 12, 2018 |

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

Ruth Louise DiBiase Kopylczak, 94 of North Huntingdon died Saturday May 12, 2018 at Golden Heights, Irwin.  She was born December 11, 1923 in Wilmerding,  daughter of the late William and Irene James Balowitz.

 
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Aaron Lipchey

May 11, 2018 |

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

Aaron Lipchey, age 33, formerly of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Wednesday, May 9, 2018.  Born November 6, 1984 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Georgiann Vaniel. He is survived by his sister, Brittany Bernard of Rostraver Twp.; niece, Piper Ann Bernard; aunts and uncles, Sandra (Ron) Sanderson of Elizabeth Twp., William (Diana) Vaniel of Marco Island, FL, Ken (Hollie) Vaniel of Latrobe, and Vicki Fazekas of Elizabeth; also, cousins and many friends. A memorial gathering will take place in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth on Monday, May 14, 2018 from 1 PM until the time of service at 3 PM with Pastor Mark Grice officiating. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 

Charles T. "Charlie" Wilcox

May 11, 2018 |

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

Charles T. "Charlie" Wilcox, age 74 of Clairton, passed away at home on Thursday, May 10, 2018.  Born September 22, 1943 in Camden, NJ, he was a son of the late Harry Norman Wilcox and Alice (Burchett) Hess.

 
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Dorothy P. (Mikrut) Zych

May 10, 2018 |

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

Dorothy P. (Mikrut) Zych,75, of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday, May 10, 2018, at Allegheny General Hospital. She was born August 13, 1942 in McKeesport, PA and was the daughter of the late Edward J. and Helen B. (Romanek) Mikrut. Dorothy was a registered nurse and retired from Jefferson Hospital. Most recently, she worked with her husband in their music business. She was a member of St. Agnes Church in North Huntingdon and was also a member of Braddock Hospital Alumni Association. She loved gardening, scrap booking, cooking, and relaxing at the beach. Her true love was spending time with her family and spoiling her three grandchildren. She was also an avid Penguins hockey fan. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Albert J. "Al" Zych; son Richard J. Zych of Phoenix, AZ; daughters Lori L. (David) Duvall of Neptune Beach, FL, and Debi L. (Brett) Dennis of Williamsport, MD; grandchildren Brandon Dennis, Bradley Dennis, and Jacob Duvall; sister Linda (Ron) Sherer of North Huntingdon, as well as many special nieces and nephews.

 
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August DiToppa

May 09, 2018 |

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

August DiToppa, age 89, of McKeesport, passed away peacefully on May 8th, 2018.  He was preceded in death by his beloved parents, Luigi and Maria (Picardi) DiToppa, and his sister, Theresa Sedlak.

 
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Robert G. Whirl

May 09, 2018 |

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

Robert G. Whirl, age 75 of Glassport, died Saturday, May 5, 2018. He was born March 8, 1943 in Glassport, the son of the late Robert Elton and Ruth L. Cox Whirl.  Robert served in the Army from 1965 until 1971 during the Vietnam Era. 

 
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Katherine M. Stauffer

May 09, 2018 |

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

Katherine M. Stauffer, 98, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at her home.

 
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William R. Horgos

May 09, 2018 |

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

William R. Horgos, age 86, of West Elizabeth, passed away on Monday, May 7, 2018 at Jefferson Hills Manor. A Navy veteran serving during the Korean War, he was a retired industrial fireman and plant protection specialist for U.S. Steel Clairton Works. He was a lifetime member and former chief of the West Elizabeth Volunteer Fire Company and a former police officer and mayor of West Elizabeth. A former member of St. Isaac Jogues Church, he was a former security guard and weigh master with Dillner Transfer, a ham radio operator (KA3JKK), a captain with the Civil Air Patrol, and a former member of the Clairton Anglers Club.

 
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Edward J. "Joe" Kolanko

May 09, 2018 |

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

Edward J. "Joe" Kolanko, age 68, of North Huntingdon, died May 6, 2018, at Forbes Regional Hospital. Born July 26, 1949, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Edward F. and Mary Jo Kolanko and the husband of Sandy (Hreha) Kolanko.

 
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Nancy L. Opsitnick

May 08, 2018 |

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

Nancy L. Opsitnick, 74 of Larimer, passed away May 7, 2018 at Transitions Health Care Center, North Huntingdon.

 
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Terry J. Semian

May 07, 2018 |

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

Terry J. Semian, age 68, of Monongahela, passed away on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at UPMC St. Margaret. He retired as the owner and trucker for Terry Semian Trucking and was a school bus driver in the Charleroi School District. Born June 30, 1949 in Monongahela, he was a son of the late Joseph Semian Jr. and the late Grace Ann (Popp) Semian. He is survived by his wife of 46 years,  Marilyn L. (Behanna) Semian; son, Joseph T. (Colleen Waldron) Semian of Monongahela; sisters, Mary Jo Yunkun of Gastonville, Joyce Keeney of Iowa, and Susan Oles of Scottsdale, AZ; and brother, Tom (Linda) Semian of Avalon; also, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. No visitation or services are planned. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 

Irene Elizabeth Glinton

May 07, 2018 |

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

Irene Elizabeth Glinton, age 94 of McKeesport, died Sunday, May 6, 2018. She was born February 12, 1924 in Pittsburgh, the daughter of the late Henry and Elizabeth McCreary Murphy, and wife of the late Albert Hosea Glinton. 

 
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Mildred Louise Mack

May 07, 2018 |

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

Mildred Louise Mack, age 90 of McKeesport, died Sunday, May 6, 2018, at her home. She was born November 28, 1927 in Bowling Green, Missouri, the daughter of the late Nathaniel and Hazel Harrelson Frazier, and wife of the late Frank Mack.

 
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