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Laura Lynn Haywood

January 09, 2020 |

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

Laura Lynn Haywood, age 57 of Forward Twp., passed away Wednesday, January 8, 2020 in Jefferson Hospital.  Born May 22, 1962 in Wilkinsburg, she was a daughter of the late Patricia Caldwell.  A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, Laura was a home care nurse for Gallagher Home Health Services.  She is survived by her children Linsey Haywood of Forward Twp. and Adam Haywood of West Mifflin, and her granddaughter Ariel.  Friends will be received on Saturday, January 11, 2020 from 2 PM to 4 PM in the Daniel F. Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory, Versailles.  Interment will be private.  www.bekavacfuneralhome.com  

 
 


Burke Webb

January 09, 2020 |

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

Burke Webb, 70, was born on January 26, 1949 in Wheeling, West Virginia. He departed this life, Friday, January 3, 2020 at Kane Regional Medical Center.

Burke was the son of the late Isaac Webb and Helen Jeffries.  He was employed by Irvin Works and retired from the VA Center in Oakland.

He served in the United States Marine Corp during the Vietnam War.

 
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George Orean Saunders

January 09, 2020 |

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

George Orean Saunders, 88, was born on February 27, 1931 in Duquesne, Pennsylvania. He departed this life, Friday, January 3, 2020 at Jefferson Hospital. He was the son of the late Samuel Frederick Saunders and Amanda House. He was also preceded in death by his son William Saunders.

George obtained a Business Degree from Lincoln University. He was the loving husband of Ruth Matthews Saunders for 67 years. He retired from U. S. Steel after 35 years.  He was the Pastor for Gospel of Jesus Church in Duquesne, Pennsylvania for a number of years.

He loved his church. He enjoyed gardening, and admired everything about airplanes; although he never flew in one.

 
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Cheryl A. Estok

January 09, 2020 |

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

Cheryl A. (Watazychyn) Estok, age 58, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at home. She was an administrative assistant for West Mifflin School District and enjoyed being a beautician for family and friends. Born August 30, 1961, in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Louise (Miller) Watazychyn and wife of the late James T. Estok. She is survived by sons, Casey J. Estok of Forward Twp. and Cody T. Estok of Bunola; brother, Dale (Rebecca) Watazychyn of Georgetown, TX; in-laws, Tom and Mary Ann Estok of West Mifflin; and many good friends. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Sunday, January 12, 2020 from 2-8 PM. A Blessing will take place on Monday, January 13, 2020 at 12 NOON in the funeral home with Fr. Rajko Kosic officiating. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


June Ann Long Gilmore-Koebler

January 09, 2020 |

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

June Ann Long Gilmore-Koebler, of Manor and Westmoreland City, passed away Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020. Thanks to Pastor Glenn Meyers, of Ardara Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Westmoreland Manor A1 Floor, the staff, caregivers and nurses for their care and love to mom.
There will be no visitation. Arrangements were made by the JAMES W. SHIRLEY FUNERAL HOME, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.
www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Grey E. Pratt

January 08, 2020 |

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

Grey E. Pratt, age 87, of White Oak, died January 7, 2020, at UPMC McKeesport. Born December 22, 1932, in North Versailles, he was the son of the late Edgar and Edna (Colflesh) Pratt and the husband of the late Dolores (Hussey) Pratt.

 
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Daniel K. Mowery

January 08, 2020 |

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

Daniel K. Mowery, 75, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, January 6, 2020. He was born May 27, 1944 in Irwin, a son of the late LeRoy and Helen (Barrett) Mowery. Dan was a 1962 graduate of Norwin High School, and was a proud U.S. Army veteran that served in the Vietnam Conflict from 1966 – 1968 receiving the Purple Heart. Prior to retirement he worked at Westinghouse (various locations), and as a corrections officer for SCI Pittsburgh and SCI Fayette. He was a lover of muscle cars especially his Corvette, a member of American Legion Post 359, Irwin, and a social member of North Irwin Fireman’s Club.

 
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Rev. Joseph R. Grosko

January 08, 2020 |

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

Rev. Joseph R. Grosko, 87, past away peacefully on January 6, 2020 in Marian Manor Personal Care Home in Pittsburgh. Born in Braddock, March 27, 1932, he was the son of the late Andrew and Susan Grosko. He is survived by three sisters: Ann Pavlan, Elizabeth Rittenberger, and Julie Zuger, also many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents he was also preceded in death by two brothers; Andrew and John Grosko, and two sisters; Margaret Baker and Angie Neary.

Rev. Grosko was a proud Veteran of the Vietnam War were he served as a Navy Chaplain.

 
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Reagan Terin Cash

January 08, 2020 |

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

Reagan Terin Cash, 23 months, was born on January 19, 2018, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She departed this life, Tuesday, December 31, 2019. She was the daughter of Jah-Mosia Cash and Christopher Simmons of McKeesport. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, James E. Robertson and her uncle, Mahlik T. Cash. Surviving are her brothers Zyon Cash, Giovanni, Christopher Jr., and Jadore Simmons; sisters, Giani, Onnesti, Kaniyah, and Alegacy Simmons; grandmothers, Teneshia Cash and Rosemary Martin; great-grandmother Rhonda Cash and Annie (Frank) Anderson; great-great grandmother, Mildred Cromerdie; grandfathers, Tashaki Simmons; great-grandfather, Leonard (Shirley) Robinson; godmother, Isha Johnson; a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

 
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Lane Anthony Blair

January 08, 2020 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

Lane Anthony Blair, of Blairsville, died Sunday, January 5, 2020 at UPMC Children’s Hospital.  Born in Greensburg, December 31, 2019, he was the infant son of Michael and Kayla Cahill Blair.  In addition to his parents, Lane is survived by grandparents, Wendy and Paul Cahill of Blairsville, PA and Cheryl and Donald Fulton of Springfield, OH; great grandmother, Cathy Cahill of Plum Borough; also by aunts, uncles, and cousins.  Friends will be received in the Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 on Friday, January 10, 2020 from 11 AM until 12 PM.  A service will be held at noon with the Rev. Derek Campbell officiating.  Interment will follow in Allegheny Cemetery.  The family suggests contributions to Children’s Hospital, 4401 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA  15224.

 


Roberta Lee "Robin" Hodnik

January 08, 2020 |

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

Roberta Lee "Robin" Hodnik, age 65, of McKeesport, died January 6, 2020, at home. Born April 18, 1954, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late William and Mary (Weinmiller) Revak and the wife of the late Thomas Hodnik, Sr.
Robin worked for Pennsylvania Coach Lines of McKeesport, where she was a school bus driver and also a security guard. She enjoyed trips to the casino, participating in Painting with a Twist, traveling, and cooking new dishes.

 
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Valerie Jean Kruczek

January 08, 2020 |

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

Valerie Jean Kruczek, age 86, of White Oak, died January 5, 2020, at Riverside Care Center of McKeesport. Born October 11, 1933, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late William E. and Nellie (Palko) Kruczek.

 
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Alisa A. Bittner

January 08, 2020 |

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

Alisa A. Bittner, age 60 of Glassport, passed away unexpectedly, December 22, 2019, at her home.  Born July 9, 1959, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Dorothy Millington and the wife of  Christopher Bittner.
 Alisa graduated from Bosie's Nursing College in Poughkeepsie, NY, graduating second in her class, while working at Rhinebeck Hospital, Rhinebeck, NY. She loved being a nurse and working in healthcare.  She also loved animals, especially horses and cats, enjoyed reading and tending to her garden.

 
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James W. Ohler

January 07, 2020 |

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

James W. Ohler, 45, died Jan. 5, 2020.  He is the son of Richard (Carol) Ohler and the late Arlene (Moore) Ohler.  He is survived by his  brother  Richard Ohler, Jr.; sister Tammy (Richard) Smith; Step brothers John (Lori Beth) Locke and Kevin (Amy) Locke; step sister Caitlin (Zack) Just; nephews Russell and Randy Smith, John "Tripp" Locke and Conner Locke and nieces Emma Locke and Hadley Just.  Friends received Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne Sat. from 1 to 3, at which time a funeral service will be held with Pastor John Gropp.

 


Maura Lisa Lesko

January 07, 2020 |

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

Maura Lisa Lesko, age 64, of McKeesport, passed on January 5, 2020, surrounded by family at UPMC East of Monroeville. Born April 24, 1955, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late John A. Lesko and Margaret W. (Anchak) Rechter.

 
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