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Shirley L. Barnes

June 23, 2020 |

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

Shirley L. Barnes,  91, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Monday, June 22, 2020. She was born September 12, 1928 in     McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Daniel F. and Blanche (Dalton) McLaughlin. She was the wife of the late Charles A. "Buck" Barnes who passed away November 27, 1995. She was a member of Central Highlands Community United Methodist Church and was retired from McKeesport Hospital.

 
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Bonnie L. Gilarski

June 23, 2020 |

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

Bonnie L. (Diebold) Gilarski, 75, of West Mifflin, died peacefully Saturday June 20, 2020 in Locust Grove Personal Care, West Mifflin. Born in Homestead, September 7, 1944, she was the daughter of the late Lynn and Hazel (Strutt) Diebold. Mrs. Gilarski was a retired self-employed housekeeper / caregiver. She is survived by a daughter, Regina (Dave) Pristas, and a grandson, Nathaniel Pristas.

 
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Anthony "Sonny" L. Wiatrowski

June 23, 2020 |

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

Anthony "Sonny" L. Wiatrowski, 81, of West Mifflin, died June 20, 2020.  He is the son of the late Antoni and Minnie (Lasczynski) Wiatrowski and husband of the late Mary Jane (Ashbaugh) Wiatrowski.  Sonny is survived by daughters Diane (Robert) Speck of Valencia and Laura (John) Waugaman of West Mifflin; grandchildren Katelyn (Sean) Angelo, Brianna Speck and Elizabeth Waugaman; great-grandchildren Sophia and Logan Angelo; and was preceded in death by his brother Donald Wiatrowski.  Sonny was a retired property controller for Bechtel Bettis in West Mifflin; a member of Christ the Light of the World Parish; Holy Name Men's Club and served in the US Army.  A funeral mass will be held Wed., June 24, 2020 at 10:00 am at St. Hedwig Church.  Entombment following St. Hedwig Cemetery.  Funeral arrangements by Teichart-Gracan Funeral  Home, Duquesne.

 


Arlene C. DeRubbo

June 23, 2020 |

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

Arlene C. DeRubbo, 79, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, June 22, 2020 at home.  She was born August 13, 1940, a daughter of the late John and Mary (Pavlic) Hreha.  Prior to her retirement, Arlene was a hematologist for various hospitals and Partners In Health.  She was a member of St. Agnes Parish and worked in the St. Agnes School cafeteria.  She enjoyed ceramics, cooking and spending time with her grandchildren.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Hreha.  She is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Louis A. DeRubbo; sons, Chris DeRubbo and his wife, Jacque, Jeff DeRubbo and his wife, Jina; brother, George (Deborah) Hreha; sister, Florence Celigoi; and sister-in-law, JoAnn Hreha; grandchildren, Ethan, Madison, Andrew, Riley, Dante and Dominic.  Family and friends will be received from 3 to 7 p.m. on Friday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  A service will take place at 7 p.m. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Linda G. Kavka

June 22, 2020 |

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

Linda G. (Goodrich) Kavka, age 75, of Forward Twp., passed away on Sunday, June 21, 2020 at home. She was a retired insurance agent for Insurance Consultants of Pittsburgh in Mt. Lebanon. Born March 25, 1945 in Moultrie, GA, she was a daughter of the late William F. and Margaret (Colson) Goodrich. She is survived by her son, Duane A. (Tammy) Kavka Jr. of Elizabeth; grandchildren, Kylie Jo and Kenna Elizabeth Kavka; sisters, Barbara (the late John) Relja of Elizabeth Twp., Joan (Bruce) Jordan of North Huntingdon and Sherri (Bill) Jenkins of Forward Twp.; sister-in-law, Netta Goodrich of Forward Twp.; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brother, William F. "Speedy" Goodrich Jr. No visitation or services are planned. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Daryl Mitchell

June 22, 2020 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Obituary

Daryl Mitchell, 64, of North Versailles Twp., died Monday, June 15, 2020. He was the son of the late Helen and Robert Todd. Mitchell is survived by his wife, Tina; children, Shanda, Nicole and Katie Mitchell; siblings, Darnell Mitchell and Lynden Walker; grandson, Nico L. Mitchell; and family and friends.

Mitchell was a North Versailles Twp. commissioner, representing Ward 2.

 
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Myrna Gail Martin

June 22, 2020 |

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

Myrna Gail Martin, 83, of North Huntingdon, passed away Sunday, June 21, 2020 at her home.  She was born August 28, 1936 in Mutual, Pa., a daughter of the late Harry and Louise (Stape) Hixson.  Prior to her retirement, Myrna was a registered nurse for Monsour Hospital and a member of the First United Church of Christ, Greensburg.  She enjoyed doing needlepoint and sewing.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, David Martin; and sister, Carol Absten.  She is survived by her son, Dave Martin and his wife, Amy; sister, Joyce Frye; grandchildren, Michael, Jamie, Tyler; great-grandson, Grayson; and niece, Kim (Steve) Summers.

 
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Mary L. Fierst

June 22, 2020 |

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

Mary L. Fierst, age 95, of East McKeesport, passed away Saturday June 20, 2020. She was born January 14, 1925 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Elmer and Alice Fierst. She was a long time member of Mary Mother of God Parish (formerly St Robert Bellarmine) in East McKeesport.

She worked as a secretary for Crum and Forster Insurance in Pittsburgh for many years before retiring. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brothers John and Regis Fierst; and sisters Dorothy Purcell and Ann Redman. She is survived by her niece Nora Lukac of East McKeesport; great niece Sharon Coutaway of East McKeesport; great-great niece Kara (Justin) Goodfellow and their children Alexandra and Justin.

 
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Edward A. Semenko

June 22, 2020 |

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

Edward A. Semenko, 83, of Greensburg, passed away Saturday, June 20, 2020. He was born June 10, 1937 in McKeesport, the son of the late Frank E. and Bertha (Skiba) Semenko. He was an Army veteran that had served six years, and was retired from Westinghouse Electric Corporation, East Pittsburgh.

Throughout his life Edward enjoyed waterskiing, fishing, hunting, camping, and boating with his family and friends. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister Carol Bury.

Edward is survived by his wife Cheryl (Helderlein) Semenko; his children Michele (Joe) Avolio of Ligonier, Thelma (Walter) Ponitz of Hermine, Dawn Semenko of Florida, and Carla (Rob) Payer of Greensburg; grandchildren Ashley, Scott, Katie, Christopher, Hannah, and Danielle; sister Patricia Laney of DE; and nieces and nephews.

 
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Patricia Lyall Edwards

June 22, 2020 |

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

Patricia Lyall Edwards, 74, of North Huntingdon, passed away on Sunday, June 21, 2020 at her home.  She was born March 21, 1946 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late George and Alberta (McCabe) Lyall.  Prior to her retirement, Patricia was a school teacher and a member of Christ United Methodist Church and the Eastern Star.  She enjoyed all types of art and especially sewing, crafting and painting.  In addition to her parents, Patricia was preceded in death by her husband, George N. Edwards.  She is survived by her sons, George L. Edwards and Dwight D. Edwards and his wife, Melissa; and grandchildren, Carlie J. and Kyle J. Edwards.  Friends will be received from 2-5 p.m. on Tuesday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  A funeral service will follow at 5 p.m. Interment will be private in Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown, PA.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Carolyn Chatlos

June 21, 2020 |

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

Carolyn  Chatlos, 77, of West Mifflin, passed away Sunday, June 21, 2020 at home. She was born December 26, 1942 in Osceola Mills and was the daughter of the late Russell and Mary (Dresko) Herr.  She was the wife of the late John Chatlos and the late Erby Grayson. Carolyn  was retired from the McKeesport Post Office. She is survived by sons, Erby Grayson, Jr., of West Mifflin, David (Sarah J.) Grayson of White Oak, and Charles Grayson of Clairton, daughter, Sarah Rebecca Grayson of Hanson, KY, brother, Dale (Ruth) Herr of McKeesport, sisters, Shirley Sidun of North Irwin and Barbara Byers of Elizabeth, grandchildren, Jesse and Jake Schweitzer and Amanda, Amy, Ashley and Shane Grayson, great-grandchildren, Gavin, Gabriel, Samuel, Raleigh, Devonte, Deonte, Natasha, and Keith, and nieces and nephews.

 
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John G. Artman

June 21, 2020 |

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

John G. Artman, 67, of St. Marys, Pa., passed away Saturday, June 20, 2020 at UPMC Shadyside.  He was born July 10, 1952 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late John Artman.  Prior to his retirement, John was an Animal Control Supervisor for the city of Pittsburgh.  He is survived by his girlfriend, Janet Seman.  There will be no visitation.  Arrangements were made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Beatrice Haines (Sisson) Kersten

June 21, 2020 |

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

Beatrice Haines (Sisson) Kersten, 75, of Larimer, died June 20, 2020 at the Grove, North Huntingdon. She was born April 3, 1945 in Pittsburgh, Pa. a daughter of the late Wesley and Beatrice Barr Haines.. Beatrice was a member of the Word of Life Church in Greensburg. Prior to her retirement, she was employed as an obstetric nurse at various local hospitals. She was a graduate of Mt. Lebanon High School, Class of 1962 and Mercy School of Nursing, Class of 1965.

She is survived by her beloved husband, William H. Kersten, daughter, Cherie (Sisson) O'Neal and her husband Robert, daughter in law, Roxanne Smith-Sisson, grandchildren, Sarah Griffith (husband Kevin), Michael O'Sullivan (Fiance' -Paige McCombie), Steven O'Sullivan, Connor McGuire, Colton, Callen, Maelyn and Cooper Sisson, 12 step grandchildren, great grandchildren Carter, Grace and Sadie Griffith, brother James Mims, and also half siblings, nieces and nephews.

 
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Peter J. Manson Jr.

June 19, 2020 |

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

Peter J. Manson Jr. age 71, of Duquesne, on June 18, 2020, at the Corner View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.  Born May 14, 1949 in North Huntingdon, he was the son of the late Peter J. Manson Sr. and the late Dolores Arlene (Shepherd) Manson.  He was a security officer, volunteer fireman in Duquesne and loved to ride his bike around Duquesne.  He was the husband of the late Patricia (Antonovich) Manson; father of Peter (Sara) Manson, III of Ross Twp. and Pamela (Brian) Barnes of West Mifflin; grandfather of Lily Manson, Star Manson, Sarah Ryan, Abigail Ryan, Damien Ryan, Jason Manson, Victor Barnes and Emmerick Barnes; brother of the late Diane Manson.  There is no visitation or service.  Funeral arrangements entrusted to MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 15110, 412-466-3300.

 


Raymond J. Stile

June 19, 2020 |

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

Raymond J. Stile age 66, of West Mifflin, on June 18, 2020, at home.  He was born on Feb. 5, 1954 in Homestead, PA and was a steel worker.  He is survived by his sister, Stella Maness of Homestead and friends Heather Cope and Molly Caterino. There is no visitation or service.  Arrangements entrusted to MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 15110, 412-466-3300.