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Ralph Joseph Henry, Jr.

January 20, 2021 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Ralph Joseph Henry, Jr., 80, of Glassport, passed away peacefully on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, despite the prayers of many people.

Ralph was born Oct. 21, 1940 with his twin sister Rita (Dr. Earl) Brink, the first children of the late Ralph Joseph Henry, Sr. and Mildred (Christianson) Henry "Christie" of Sharon, Pa.

Ralph graduated from McKeesport High School and went on to receive a B.A. Degree from St. Vincent College. Ralph continued his studies at the Duquesne University School of Law. He also served in the US Army.

Ralph was a member of Queen of the Rosary Parish. Ralph's intelligence, friendly disposition and love for people made him the consummate salesman. He spent much of his working career with the Smail family of dealerships in Greensburg and Kenny Ross and Sons in North Huntingdon. He continued selling and looking after his customers until his death.

Ralph would do anything for you. He enjoyed travel, attending concerts and most of all, being with relatives and friends. He was an avid reader and a true Pittsburgh sports fan. Ralph was a loving presence in many people's lives.

He is survived by his loving wife, Rita (Tyskiewicz) Henry.

 
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Sandra L. Danielson

January 20, 2021 |

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

Sandra L. Danielson, 81, of McKeesport, passed away Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at her home.  She was born March 5, 1939 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late John and Dorothy (Brookhauser) Gobbel.  Sandra was a member of Christ United Methodist Church of N. Huntingdon, was a videographer and enjoyed going to the beach.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Calvin Gobbel; and twin sister, Sue Ann O'Brien.  She is survived by her loving husband, Evert D.  Danielson; daughters, Leayn Hernandez and her husband, Robert and Linda Crowl and her husband, Wayne; grandchildren, Jason (Shelly), Tia (Travis), Quinn (Leigh Ann), Chelsea; great-grandchildren, Brady, Collin, Nate, Tyson, Tessa, Alana, Olivia and Amelia. Services are private.  Arrangements made by James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  Donations may be made to Bridges Hospice in memory of Sandra.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Frances L. (Wilk) Peppler

January 19, 2021 |

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

Frances L. (Wilk) Peppler, 88, of North Versailles Twp. died Friday, January 15, 2021,  Beloved wife of the late James R. Loving mother of Carleen (Fred) Heinz, James M. (Sandra) Peppler, Cindi Peppler, Cathy (Steve) Epshtein, Robert (Nelsy) Peppler, and Christopher (Jen) Peppler.  Dear Nana of Kelly, Erin, A.J., Chris, Kaylee, Katrina, and Alyssa.  Great Grandmother of Maddie and Aubrey.  Sister of Regis Wilk and the late Joann Wilk.  Sister-in-law of Ethel Sunday.

 
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Alitzia Nadine Skibinski

January 19, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

Alitzia Nadine Skibinski, 4 months, of Glassport, passed unexpectedly Friday, January 15, 2021.  She was the beloved daughter of Richard Skibinski Jr & Zoey Mains. Precious granddaughter of Richard Skibinski Sr (Terry), Sally Skibinski & the late Nadine Gallagher. Sweet great granddaughter of Fay Davis, Bernard (Janet) Wolfe & the late Walter (Eleanor) Skibinski. Loving sister of Haley, Damien, McKenzie, Lily, Jaxon, Jensen & Chance. Special niece to Brent, Tracey, Nicholas (Charona), Taylor (Timothy), Zachary, Mark (Sara), Dusty (Jessy) & the late Justin. Adored cousin of Gracelyn, Mark Jr, Isabel, Nathan, Kathryn, Lillian, Claudia & Alex.

 
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Patrick Stetar Jr.

January 19, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

Patrick Stetar Jr., 61, of Port Vue, died Saturday, January 16, 2021, with his loving family at his side. Born October 21, 1959, Patrick was the loving father of Erica Stetar (Michael Yavorski) and Crystal Stetar (Harley Dingeldine), adoring grandfather of Michael, Harley, Annistazia.

He is also survived by his mother, Donna (Farrow) Stetar, Siblings, Ricky (Cheryl) Stetar, Victoria Logan, and Kimberly Carapella, Former spouse, Terri Kula, numerous aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in passing by his father, Patrick Stetar Sr. Patrick was a talented artist, and created a mosaic of Jesus for the Port Vue United Methodist Church.

 
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Petro Newby

January 19, 2021 |

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

Petro Newby was born August 6, 1961, at McKeesport Hospital. He was the beloved son of the late Beatrice Boyle and Petro Spence. On January 10, 2021, Petro passed away at home. He was preceded in death by his parents, and siblings, Nick Newby, Darlene Green, Anthony Berry, Patricia Strode, Karen Spence, and Frederick Berry.

Petro is survived by his siblings, Yvonne (Martin) Dawson, Margurite (Edward) Fant, Johnathan (Maxiann) Newby, Steven (Patricia) Newby, Tanya (Travis) Irons, Barbra (Eric) Hatchett, Blanch (Robert) Webb, Doran (Vantelle) Newby, Debra Sumpter, Crystal Newby, Bruce Newby, Rev. Dr. Lenora Graves, Trevon Spence, Russell Spence, Ronald Berry; host of nieces and nephews; devoted companion, Rebecca Skrinjorich, Patrick, Aron, grandson PJ; extended family and friends.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Petro Newby, please visit our floral store.

 
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Joyce Arnold

January 19, 2021 |

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

Joyce Arnold, age 78 of White Oak, passed away at home on Monday, January 18, 2021.  Born June 2, 1942 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Rudolph and Mary (Puskaric) Lasch.  A former cashier at Thorofare Market in Olympia Shopping Center and member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in North Huntingdon, Joyce enjoyed playing cards and visiting casinos in her spare time.  She is survived by her husband Kenneth Arnold; her sons Scott Arnold of White Oak and Greg (Denine) Arnold of Jeannette; her daughter Lori (Randy) Anselmino of North Huntingdon; her step-son Jeff (Debi) Mullen of Horsham; her nine grandchildren; her two great-grandchildren; her brothers Thomas (Lynn) Lasch of White Oak and Francis (Lorraine) Lasch of Manassas, VA; and also nieces and nephews.  Besides her parents, Joyce was preceded in death by her brother James Lasch.

 
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Michael Pozzuto

January 19, 2021 |

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

Michael Pozzuto, 93, of Naples, FL, formerly of Elizabeth Township, passed away Saturday, January 16, 2021. He was born November 15, 1927 in McKeesport, and was the son of the late Michael and Mary (Ruggier) Pozzuto. Michael was the owner of Pozzuto & Sons Plumbing for 45 years. Prior to that he ran the plumbing division of Ryan Homes and was a past officer of Mon Yough Plumbing Contractors Association. He was a member of Mary, Mother of God, Saint Patrick Church, Christy Park.

 
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Kaye M. Whirl

January 19, 2021 |

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

Kaye Merrell Whirl, 82, of White Oak, passed away Monday, January 11, 2021. She was born July 4, 1938 in Idaho Falls, Idaho and was the daughter of the late Dr. Ralph Rees Merrell, MD, and the late Lilly Viola (Morganegg) Merrell. She was the wife of the late J. Neil Domgaard who passed away in 1977. She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in White Oak and was a graduate of the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Science Degree. Kaye was a retired teacher and had taught 2nd and 3rd grade at Meadow Moor Elementary School in Salt Lake City, Utah for over 30 years. 

 
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William Craig Simpson

January 19, 2021 |

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

William Craig Simpson, age 66, of Sarver, died at home on January 17, 2021.  Born January 14, 1955, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late William J. and Catherine (Keane) Simpson.  William had a camp in Emlenton and spent many summers there fishing with his children.

 
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Dorothy N. Bagnato

January 19, 2021 |

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

Dorothy N. Bagnato, 85, of North Huntingdon, passed away Sunday, January 17, 2021 at Golden Heights Personal Care Home. She was born June 5, 1935 in Oakland, a daughter of the late Thomas and Susan (Suvada) Costello. Dorothy was a Maitre D for years, was a member of St. Agnes Church and enjoyed praying the Rosary. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her infant son, Richard; brother, Al Costello; sister, Dolores Conley; and nephews, Jackie, Charles and Donald. She is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, Richard Bagnato; nieces, Janet, Lorraine (David), Marilyn (Clifford), Marylynn (David), Georgine, Dorrie; and nephews, Daniel, Frank (Debbie) and Donald (Teri). Friends will be received from 9-10:30 a.m. on Thursday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 a.m. in St. Agnes Church. Interment in Good Shepherd Cemetery, Monroeville, PA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Josephine Jasiewicz

January 19, 2021 |

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

Josephine Jasiewicz, 94, of White Oak, passed away peacefully into God’s hands on Friday, January 15, 2021.  She was born on October 9, 1926 in North Braddock,  to the late Mary (Prochownic) Walczyk and John Walczyk, who immigrated from Poland. She resided in White Oak for most of her life.

 
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Betty J. Kaler

January 18, 2021 |

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

Betty J. Kaler, age 86, of Irwin, died on Sunday, January 17, 2021. She was born in McKeesport on June 29, 1934 and is the daughter of the late William and Regina Smith Kaler. She was a graduate of St. Peter’s High School in McKeesport, was a secretary at the G.C. Murphy Company and later was employed as the executive secretary for the vice president of Three Rivers Bank. She was a member of the Mary, Mother of God Parish, St. Angela Merici Church. One of her greatest joys was attending the symphonies and operas in Pittsburgh.

 
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Helen Bogden

January 18, 2021 |

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

Helen Bogden, age 98, of McKeesport, died on Saturday, January 16, 2021. She was born in Hostetter, PA on May 22, 1922 and is the daughter of the late John and Mary Pavlock Godula, and the wife of the late John B. Bogden. She worked as a salesclerk for the former Gimbel’s Department Store at Eastland Mall. Helen truly enjoyed fashion, flower gardening, and cooking and was well known for her stuffed cabbage. She was most proud of her Slovak heritage.

 
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Anthony G. Fisher

January 18, 2021 |

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

Anthony G. Fisher, age 58 of East McKeesport, passed away January 11, 2021, at UPMC McKeesport.  Born January 12, 1962, in Little Rock, AR, he was the son of the late Charles and Joyce (Humble) Fisher and the husband of Hazel C. (Lorentz) Fisher.

 
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