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Marlene M. O'Toole

August 30, 2019 |

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

Marlene M. O’Toole, age 83, of N. Versailles, formerly of West Mifflin, died Friday, August 30, 2019. She was born in Homestead, PA on July 20, 1936, the daughter of the late Stephen and Margaret Gretz Novacek and the wife of the late Lawrence “Larry” E. O’Toole. Marlene worked alongside her husband at their printing company, O’Toole Printing.

She is survived by her daughter, Christine “Crissy” Regan of McKeesport; sons, Lawrence (Kyrie) O’Toole of North Versailles and David (Tammy Zora) O’Toole of McKeesport; grandchildren, Alec Regan, Amanda O’Toole, and Kelsey O’Toole; brother, Stephen (Linda) Novacek, Jr. of West Mifflin; sisters, Rita (John) Chergi of South Park, PA and Kathleen (the late Walter) Howden of Washington, PA.

 
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Robert Rose

August 30, 2019 |

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

Robert Rose, 90, of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday, August 29, 2019 at UPMC East.  He was born September 23, 1928 in Larimer, PA.  Prior to his retirement, Bob was a lineman for Bell Telephone.  He enjoyed model trains, antique cars and was a member of a drum and bugle corps.  Bob was preceded in death by his grandson, Tony Alcott.  He is survived by his loving wife, Elizabeth Warren Rose; sons, Robert Alcott and his wife, Rhonda and Alan Alcott; grandchildren, Robert Alcott and his fiancee, Amy; great-grandchildren, Anthony, Alexis, Dominic and McKenzie Alcott.  Friends will be received on Tuesday from 4-7 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon,  A funeral service will take place on Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment to follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Westmoreland County Humane Society.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Walter Robert Frederick Jr.

August 30, 2019 |

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

Walter Robert Frederick, Jr., age 65 of McKeesport, died Friday, August 30, 2019. He was born in McKeesport on September 28, 1953 and is the son of the late Walter Robert and Anna Mae Freund Frederick. Walter was a former member of the Eleventh Ward Club and a member of the McKeesport PNA Lodge #352. One of his favorite past times was watching all of the Pittsburgh sports teams.

He is survived by his brothers, William “Toots” (Lon Jean Krivda) Frederick of McKeesport and Charles Frederick of McKeesport. He is also survived by stepchildren, Lisa (Marty) Odenthal of McKeesport and Rick Dyga of West Mifflin, step great grandchildren, Zachery, Harley and Katie Odenthal and Jaiden and Wyatt Dyga, nephews, Chuckie and Billy Frederick, Zachary and Nathan Krivda, and niece, Natalie Gregg, also great nephew, Kameron and great niece, Kendahl. He was preceded in death by his wife, Beverly Dyga.

 
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Gloria E. Murtha

August 29, 2019 |

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

Gloria E. Murtha, age 93 of West Mifflin, died Thursday, August 29, 2019. She was born in Mount Clare, PA on November 4, 1925, the daughter of the late Norman G. and Leona B. Miller Schankel. Gloria enjoyed knitting, crocheting, word puzzles, bowling, and in her youth, she was an outstanding swimmer and diver. She loved to color so much that she started a coloring club at Locust Grove Personal Care. Gloria was a member of the USO and was also a World War II Coast Watcher. She was a Eucharistic Minister, taught CCD, and was a premarital counselor.

She is survived by her husband of 73 years, John F. Murtha, age 98; sons, John M. (Mary Ann) Murtha of Chambersburg, PA, Richard J. (Pamela) Murtha of Evans, GA, Mark D. (Katherine) Murtha of Clinton, PA, David T. (Debbie) Murtha of Avon, NY, and Kenneth L. (Debbie) Murtha of Worcester, PA; daughter, Eileen L. Murtha of West Mifflin; grandchildren, Bethany R. Murtha, Evan M. Murtha, Kelley A. Murtha, Allison L. Murtha, Bradley A. (Jamie) Murtha, Jeffrey K. (Tara) Murtha, Matthew C. (Maddy) Murtha; great grandchild, Carson K. Murtha. Preceded in death by brothers, Spencer Schankel, Richard Schankel, Theodore Schankel, Leon Schankel, Norman Schankel and sister, Norma Stewart.

 
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Thomas S. Manns

August 29, 2019 |

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

Thomas S. Manns age 86, of West Mifflin, passed away on August 28, 2019 at home.  Son of the late Joseph H. & Veronica (Denne) Manns, he was the last owner of Manns Bros. Grocery in Duquesne from 1978-1995.  He was a member of Holy Angels Church in Hays and their  Social Committee.  He proudly served his country in the Army during the Korean War.  He was the beloved husband of 56 years to Esther B. (Kozar) Manns; father of Thomas G. (Jennifer) Manns of West Mifflin and Matthew S. Manns of West Mifflin; Grandfather of Rebecca, Bethany & Stella Manns.  He was predeceased by brothers & sisters Lawrence (late Ann) Manns, Norbert (late Martha) Manns, Regis (late Ann) Manns, Joseph (late Emma) Manns, Howard (Late Mary Ann) Manns, Mildred Manns, Gertrude (Late Bert) Kovalsky, Susan (Late Charles “Jake”) Barnes.  Visitation will be held on Friday, August 30, 2019 from 2-4 & 6-8 at the Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home, Inc., 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300.  Mass of Christian Burial at 12 noon at Holy Angels Church on Saturday, August 31, 2019 followed by the presentation of Military Honors.  Burial will be held at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.

 


William V. Angeloff

August 28, 2019 |

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

William (Bill) V. Angeloff, 87, of Elizabeth Township, died Tuesday, August 27, 2019 in Jefferson Hospital after a short illness.  He was born November 18, 1931 in Pittsburgh, and was the son of the late Velico and Rusa (Athanasova) Angeloff, who emmigrated from Bulgaria. Dad graduated from Carrick High School in 1949 and then attended the University of Pittsburgh, Class of 1958, and was a member of the Alpha Kappa Psi fraternity.  Bill served in the Army during the Korean War (1952-1954).  Prior to retirement, he was employed by the Internal Revenue Service; earlier employment was with Union National Bank, Three Rivers Bank and the Beaver Trust Company.  He was a long-time member of St. Denis and St. Patrick Catholic Churches, Elizabeth Township Ex Servicemen’s Association and Elizabeth Township Senior Citizens group.

 
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Donald J. Henry

August 28, 2019 |

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

Donald James Henry, Born December 14, 1932, passed away August 27, 2019 with his daughter Luette and son-in-law Bobby by his side. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 66 years Donna Mae (Baker) Henry; parent's John and Margaret Henry, brother's Wilfred (Billy), John, Ralph, Robert, and Philip Henry.
He is survived by his daughter, Luette (Bobby) Sharpe, son, Donald (Connie) Henry, daughter, Amy (Lori Ruffner) Henry; granddaughter, Sara (Zachary Van Allen) Henry, grandson, Joshua (Sarah) Henry; granddaughter, Jamie Henry; great grandson, Wyatt Henry; and his sister's, Maureen and Patricia Henry. Don worked at Roy C. Price Ironworks that became Wheaton and Sons for 55 years. He was an avid gardener and card player. His vegetables were the highlight of summer for many family friends and strangers. Don was the mayor of SWHYKGT for 43 years. He was the oldest living member of The Italian Brotherhood of Guffey Club and a member of the Italian Miners Society. Don loved football. He played for the McKeesport Tigers and was honored by the school for his time playing. He loved Friday night football games at Norwin and McKeesport. He made an impact on everyone he loved and met along the years. He will be truly missed. By the way, as Don said, "Glad I saw ya."
Friends will be received from 1 to 7 p.m. on Friday at the James W. Shirley Funeral home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. A funeral service will take place on Saturday at 10 a.m. in Wesley United Methodist church in White Oak. PLEASE GO DIRECTLY TO THE CHURCH. Interment to follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park, North Huntingdon.

 


Joell L. Kamauf

August 27, 2019 |

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

Joell L. Kamauf, age 49, of Munhall, PA, formerly of Duquesne, on August 25, 2019.  Born in McKeesport on March 10, 1970, she was the daughter of the late Edward E. & Ethel L. (Zelinsky) Kamauf, Jr.  She was a member of Christ the Light of the World Parish, in Duquesne, and a good aunt, sister, & caregiver.  She is survived by her  daughter, Nicole Black, of Munhall; siblings Lori Kamauf of Munhall, Denise Stephenson of West Mifflin, Michelle (Trevor Broman) Kamauf of West Mifflin, and Edward (Becky Toth) Kamauf of West Mifflin; nieces and nephews, Lauren (fiancee Antonio Scheible) Evans, Brianna Kamauf, Braeden Stephenson, Nolan Stephenson, Evan Broman, Raechel Anderton.  Visitation on Friday, August 30, 2019 from 2-8 p.m. at Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home, Inc., 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300 where a blessing will be held on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Name Church of Christ the Light of the World Parish, Duquesne with the Rev. Nick Mastrangelo officiating.  Private family burial will be held at Holy Name Cemetery.

 


Mary Lou "M.L." Reed

August 27, 2019 |

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

Mary Lou "M.L." Reed age 95 of North Huntingdon was relieved of her pain when she got the call to pass through the gates of heaven on   August 27, 2019 while residing at the Grove of Irwin. She was born March 13, 1924 in Luxor a daughter of the late Charles and Mary Urchick. Prior to her retirement, Mary Lou was  formerly employed by Westinghouse Electric where she met her husband. She was the manager of three soup and sandwich shops and later employed by Jeannette Glass.  Mary Lou was a woman of many talents.  She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Ronald. She is survived by five daughters, Marilyn Yates, Cathy Reed, Beverly Kuhn (Robert), Deborah Green (Earnest) , Ronna Vojnovich (Dorian) two brothers, Paul Urchick (Becky), Mike Urchick (Barb), two sisters, Martha Shimshock, Rose Kepich, 9 grandchildren, Autumn Gaucin (Aaron), Marla Watt (Ryan), Morgan Yates (Chris Wharton), Khrystian Bedard (Raymond), Nakita Vojnovich, Lindsey and Jesse Kuhn, Ian Green (Ariunaa), Natasha Vojonovich, 9 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Friday from 1-6 p.m. with a service to be held at 5:30 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Paul Ernest Hollenbeck

August 27, 2019 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Paul Ernest Hollenbeck, 91, passed away at his home in Knoxville, Tenn., July 29, 2019. He was born in McKeesport in 1927, the son of Elizabeth (Parton) and William Martin Hollenbeck.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, a graduate of Robert Morris College, member of the Masonic Fraternity, and the American Legion. His career was spent as a buyer with Westinghouse Electric in McKeesport and later as a manager of quality control with Martin Marietta in Oak Ridge, Tenn.

He leaves his wife of 72 years, Jean Isabel (Haidle) Hollenbeck and daughters Cathy Wieland of Oak Ridge, Tenn., Cynthia O'Hara of Madison, Ala., and Paula Kraemer from Daniel Island, S.C. He will be missed by 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were private. Inurnment was at the East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery, Knoxville, Tenn. Services in charge of Cremation Options Inc. of Knoxville, Tenn.

 


Tom Gillespy

August 27, 2019 |

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

Tom Gillespy, age 67, of White Oak, died August 22, 2019, at UPMC McKeesport Hospital. Born April 25, 1952, in Bridgeport, CT, he was the son of the late Thomas and Jeanette (Turro) Gillespy and the husband of Cindi (Sharbaugh) Gillespy.

 
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"D.J." Duane John Proctor

August 27, 2019 |

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

"D.J." Duane John Proctor, 56, of Jeannette, passed away Monday, August 26, 2019 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital.  He was born May 18, 1963 in Jeannette, a son of the late Duane S. and Katherine (Totin) Proctor.  D.J. was a chef and a member of the Norwin Church of the Nazarene.  He enjoyed riding motorcycles, fishing and hunting.  He is survived by his wife, Kathleen Proctor;  son, Cody (Amber) Proctor; stepson, Joshua Craig and his fiancee, Nicole; brother, Michael (Sandy) Proctor; and uncle, Bud Totin.  Friends will be received on Thursday from 2-7 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  A funeral service will follow at 7 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Norwin Church of the Nazarene, 110 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, Pa. 15642.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Keri Ann Burd

August 27, 2019 |

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

Keri Ann Prihode Burd, age 54, of Finleyville, passed away on Monday, August 26, 2019 at Jefferson Hospital. She was a former administrative assistant for Peoples Gas. Born December 7, 1964 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of Lois (Hill) Kocher and the late Herb Prihode. She is survived by her parents, Charles and Lois Kocher of Elizabeth Twp., and step-siblings. No visitation or services are planned. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Ruth Ann Santory

August 27, 2019 |

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

 Ruth Ann Santory, 63, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Monday, August 26, 2019. She was born September 28, 1955 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Warner and Sharma (Railingshafer) Talavinia. She was a member of the Greenock United Methodist Church where she enjoyed singing in the choir and cantatas. Ruth Ann was a graduate of Indiana University of PA and California University of PA where she earned her Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and Masters degree in Reading, respectively. She was a retired 6th grade Math Teacher at the Elizabeth Forward Middle School and was beloved by many students and their families.  "Ruthie" loved children and was dedicated to growing their minds academically, and their faith through leading Vacation Bible School and youth group at church.

 
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Howard G. Dangel

August 27, 2019 |

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

Howard G. Dangel, age 78, of North Huntingdon, died Wednesday, August 21, 2019.  He was born in McKeesport on November 20, 1940 and is the son of the late Edward L. and Elsie A. Sharbaugh Dangel, and the husband of the late Mary Patricia “Pat” Benner Dangel.  Howard was an airplane mechanic for Allegheny Airlines, US Air and other local airlines.  He loved spending time with his family and enjoyed gardening, golf, fishing, woodworking and DIY Projects.

 
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