Genevieve Parsons

August 31, 2016 |

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

Genevieve Parsons, age 92 of Jefferson Hills, passed away Wednesday, August 31, 2016 in HCR ManorCare - Whitehall.  Born January 2, 1924 in Ellsworth, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Zmuda) Andrachick.

 
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Ralph R. Alster

August 31, 2016 |

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

Ralph R. Alster, 72, of Mt. Lebanon, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 30, 2016.  Ralph was the son of the late Wilbert and Grace Alster.  He earned a degree in architecture from Carnegie Tech.  He truly enjoyed his professional career.  He designed St. Brendan Episcopal Church in Franklin Park and Carnegie Presbyterian Church in Carnegie.  He renovated numerous other structures in Western Pennsylvania and New Jersey.  Many people appreciated his design of the trolley stop at Station Square.  He is survived by cousins, Edwin, Jr., Ronald, Robert, and Carole Lynne Alster and Margaret Horn.  A memorial service will be held in Carnegie Presbyterian Church on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at 2:00 PM.  Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 is in charge of the arrangements.

 

Florence L. Helfer

August 31, 2016 |

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

Florence L. “Lola” Helfer, 93, formerly of Slickville, died Sunday, August 28, 2016, at home.  Born November 14, 1922, she was daughter of the late Benedetto and Louise Balzano Fenili and wife of the late Edward Helfer.  Mrs. Helfer was a member of St. Sylvester Church, Slickville Civic Center, and E.M. Kralick Post #18 American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.  She is survived by daughters, Maxine (Richard) Balest of Norfolk, MA, Louise (Bill) Hunter of McKeesport, with whom she resided, and Kristin (John) Koester of Reston, VA; 7 Grandchildren; 5 Great Grandchildren; nieces and nephews.  Mrs. Helfer was preceded in death by brothers, Daniel Fenili and Louis Albert “Bates” Fenili and sisters, Minnie Markitell, Lena Lester, Rose Havaran, and Ida Bair.  Friends will be received Friday from 7-9 pm at Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA 15132.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Rev. Salvatore R. Lamendola at 10 am on Saturday, September 3, 2016, at St. Sylvester Church in Slickville.  Entombment will follow in Twin Valley Chapel Mausoleum in Delmont.

 

Ethel J. Hansen

August 30, 2016 |

Published By Willig Funeral Home & Crematory | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Cremation Services

Ethel J. Hansen, of McKeesport passed on August 27, 2016, at McMurray Hills Manor. Born June 29, 1925 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Catherine (Ott) Clark and the wife of the late Christ “Swede” Hansen. During Ethel's 91 years of life she expressed the love of animals, music and dancing to rock-n-roll. She gifted these passions onto her children. She especially enjoyed feeding the birds and welcomed it as a daily ritual.

 
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Elizabeth A. Kocak

August 30, 2016 |

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

Elizabeth A. Kocak, 74, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, August 29, 2016 at her home.

 
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Mary Jane Rhoades

August 29, 2016 |

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

Mary Jane Rhoades, 90, of Elizabeth Township, died Sunday, August 28, 2016 at home. She was born November 28, 1925 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Clarence and Elizabeth Gilchrist Blank. She was wife of the late William H. Rhoades who died October 1, 2008. She is survived by her son, William L. (Mary) Rhoades of Jefferson Hills, and daughters, Janet L. Cheeseman and Sharon (Robert) Shelton of Elizabeth Township, grandchildren, Thomas (Danielle) Rhoades of Buena Vista, Jennifer (Greg) Rudzke of Ruffsdale, Tina (James) Kasardo of Elizabeth Township, Matthew (Deneeya) Wall of Scott Township, great-grandchildren, Gabriel Kasardo, Matthew and Maxwell Wall, Garrett and Jeffrey Rudzke, and Dakota Rhoades, and a niece, Sue Ann Eicker of Greenock.

 
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Frances M. Skotnicki

August 29, 2016 |

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

Frances M. Skotnicki, age 98 of White Oak, died Sunday, August 28, 2016 at her daughter, Terri’s home.

 
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Norine V. Jasper

August 29, 2016 |

Published By Willig Funeral Home & Crematory | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Cremation Services

Norine V. Jasper, age 90, of North Versailles, died August 26, 2016, at Family Hospice & Palliative Care. Born March 28, 1926, in West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Jennings G. and Jewel Garnett (Anderson) Taylor and the wife of the late C.J. Jasper.
Norine was a member of the American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

 
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Anna Zera

August 29, 2016 |

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

Anna Zera, 98, of Jeannette, passed away Sunday, August 28, 2016 at Loyalhanna Care Center, Latrobe, PA.

 
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Eleanor (Smith) Dolansky

August 29, 2016 |

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

Eleanor (Smith) Dolansky, age 83, of Forward Twp., passed away on Friday, August 26, 2016 at Jefferson Hospital. She loved to cook and play the slot machines with her late husband, Anthony J. Dolansky, Sr. 

 
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Daniel Krejdovsky

August 28, 2016 |

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

Daniel Stephen Krejdovsky, age 75 of White Oak, passed away on August 28, 2016.  Born September 5, 1940 in Braddock, he was the son of the late Stephen and Hedwig Krejdovsky, and the beloved husband of Joan Krejdovsky for 54 years.  Dan was a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service for 43 years and a member of the Letter Carriers Union over 50.  He was an animal lover and would often bring home pets on his route that no longer had a home.  He also enjoyed spending time at the family cottage at Pymatuning Lake. In addition to his wife he is survived by his children, Matthew (Regina) Krejdovsky, Meg Pero, David (Karen) Krejdovsky, and Dan (Janette) Krejdovsky; grandchildren, who affectionately referred to him as “Pappy”, Zachary, Brittney (Shawn) Krznaric, Samantha, Nicole, Emma, Laney, and Daniel; great-grandson, Tristan and also nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 in St. Angela Church at 11 a.m.  Rev. Fr. Kevin Dominik will officiate.  Interment will follow at New. St. Joseph Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the White Oak Animal Safe Haven.

 

Irene Prokop

August 27, 2016 |

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

Elizabeth Township, formerly of McKeesport

Irene (Bodnar) Prokop, 88, of Elizabeth Township, formerly of McKeesport, passed away Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, at Country Meadows of South Hills.  Born May 24, 1928, in Hungary, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Magdalene (Lakatos) Bodnar; and wife of the late Emil "Moe" Prokop.  Irene worked for Bell Telephone as a service representative and then went on to retire as a teacher's aide from Allegheny Intermediate Unit. She also volunteered at McKeesport and St. Clair Hospital. She is survived by her daughter, Joyce (Keith) Drudy, Kenny (Linda) Prokop and Richard (Lisa) Prokop; grandchildren, Darren Drudy, Kristen (Bevan) Drudy-Court, Richard Prokop II and Lyndsay Prokop. She was preceded in death by her sister, Zella Kozusko; and brother, Alex Bodnar. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016, at JAYCOX-JAWORSKI FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, at St. Michael Church in Elizabeth.  Father Thomas Wagner will officiate. Interment will follow at St. Nicholas Cemetery.

 

Alphonse M. Nuzzo, Sr.

August 26, 2016 |

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

Alphonse M. Nuzzo Sr., age 81, of Clairton, passed away Thursday, August 25, 2016 in Jefferson Hospital.  Born, October 21, 1934 in Forward Township, he was a son of the late Tony and Katherine (Quinden)  Nuzzo and the husband of the late Clementine DeFazio Nuzzo, who passed away August 30, 1980.

 
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David A. Demchak

August 26, 2016 |

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

David A. Demchak, age 71 of McKeesport, formerly of Clairton, passed away Friday, August 26, 2016 at UPMC McKeesport. Born February 20, 1945 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Joseph Demchak and Anna (Hrehocik) Demchak-Durkay, and step-son of the late John Durkay. Dave was a graduate of Clairton High School, and upon graduation joined the Air Force and honorably served our country during the Vietnam Era. He later went on to work in the accounting department for US Steel, having retired after many years of service. Following his retirement, Dave proudly started his own landscaping and lawn service business, Demchak Landscaping, and also worked as a PA Constable and was a Democratic Committeeman for the City of McKeesport. He enjoyed spending time with his family and two dogs, Yogi and Snickers, and he will be missed at Dot's Family Restaurant where he could often be seen with his friends and neighbors. He is survived by his son, David (Molly) Demchak of Monroeville and their children, Alaina, Ryan, Nathan, Lucas and Shane; daughter, Deana (Greg) Washburn of Easton, PA and their children, Alexis, Bailey, Clayton, Chloe and Halle; son, Derek (Rebecca) Demchak of Allentown, PA and their children, Sarah and Jacob; siblings, Donald (Sharon) Demchak of Plano, TX, Joann (the late Harry) Lentz of Clairton and Paul (Micky) Kearns of Munhall; companion Lauretta DeCello and former wife, Dolly Demchak. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Sunday, August 28, 2016 from 6-9 p.m. and Monday, August 29, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 10 a.m. at Corpus Christi Church. Father Steven Palsa will officiate. Inurnment will be private at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies. Memorial donations may be made to Troopers Helping Troopers Foundation, 3625 Vartan Way, Harrisburg, PA 17110. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Ella Mae Durkin

August 26, 2016 |

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

Ella Mae Durkin, age 88 of West Mifflin, died Friday, August 26, 2016.  She was born in Homestead on May 20, 1928 and is the daughter of the late David and Ella Doerr McCanuel, and the wife of the late Matthew G. Durkin.  She was employed as Department Manager at Sears in West Mifflin until she retired; her favorite past time was reading her books.

 
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