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Barbara Ann Bowers

September 13, 2020 |

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

Barbara Ann Bowers, age 79, of Pleasant Hills, died on September 10, 2020. She was born in Pittsburgh on May 9, 1941 and is the daughter of the late Lawrence C. and Kathryn M. (Murnak) Brickner, and the wife of the late Robert F. Bowers.  Barbara was a representative and make-up artist for Estee Lauder at the former Gimbels Department Store in Century III.  She also enjoyed working as a real estate agent for the surrounding communities.

 
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Elda Polidora

September 13, 2020 |

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

Elda Polidora, age 89, of North Versailles, died September 11, 2020, at UPMC McKeesport. Born October 8, 1930, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Donato and Maria (Gatta) Buccini.

 
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Mari Beth (Richards) Timko

September 12, 2020 |

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

Mari Beth (Richards) Timko age 80, of West Mifflin, passed away on September 11, 2020 at Locust Grove Personal Care.  Born on April 4, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Peter W. & Clare (McElhinney) Richards. She was a retired administrative assistant for Yanni Partners and a member of St. James Church in the West End of Pittsburgh. She was the wife for 57 years of John F. “Jack” Timko of West Mifflin; mother of Dawn (James) Robinson of West Mifflin; grandmother of Michael & Adam Robinson; sister of Judy (late Melvin) Brdar of Bethel Park, Thomas (Lola) Richards of Jefferson Hills and the late Peter (late Barbara “Babs”) Richards. Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 13, 2020 from 1-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300, where a Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, September 14, 2020, with Father Haynos officiating.  Interment will follow in Holy Name Cemetery. 

 


Harry J. Schmidt

September 12, 2020 |

By willig | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Harry J. Schmidt, age 68, of Christy Park, died September 10, 2020, at Pittsburgh VA Medical Center. Born January 22, 1952, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Harry D. and Mary (Stinson) Schmidt.
Harry was a retired master gunsmith. He was US Air Force veteran serving during Vietnam Veteran War. Harry loved fishing, hunting, and shooting pool.

 
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Della K. "Tootie" Santucci

September 12, 2020 |

By willig | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Della K. "Tootie" Santucci, age 81, of McKeesport, died September 9, 2020, at UPMC East.  Born March 28, 1939, at the family home in Little Boston, she was the daughter of the late Elmer and Sarah (Shaffer) Hodge and the wife of the late William J. Santucci, Sr.

 
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Rhonda L. Vogel

September 12, 2020 |

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

Rhonda L. Vogel, age 73 of Versailles, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her friends and family.  Born September 14, 1946 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Lawrence and Frances (Downes) Dore.  A former medical assistant for Dr. George Eastman and a self-employed cosmetologist, Rhonda was an active volunteer: working to collect donations for needy families, seniors, and the MS Society.

 
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Donna Dixon

September 11, 2020 |

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

Donna Dixon, 71, of McKeesport, died August 28, 2020 at home. She was born on August 1, 1949.

Donna is survived by her daughters, Donneshia Dixon, Quiana Dixon; brother, Dennis Gore; six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. She was preceded in death by her mother, Ora Dixon, son, Derrick Dixon and brother, Donald Dixon.

Arrangements are in charge of Robert A. Waters Funeral Home Inc.

 
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Robert Brian Gagich

September 11, 2020 |

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

Robert Brian Gagich, age 50, of Liberty Borough went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, September 9, 2020. He was born in Avella, PA and is the son of the late Jean Gagich. He was employed as a Local 1058 skilled laborer and worked for several road construction crews in the area.

 
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Mary Ann Zebroski

September 11, 2020 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

 

Mary Ann Zebroski, 75, of Homestead, formerly of Glassport, died Sept. 10, 2020.  She is the beloved wife of Kenneth Zebroski; mother of Daria (Brian) George and Kelly (John) Palmer; grandmother of Scott and Adam Webb and Jarod and Rachael Palmer; sister of Jacob (the late Lillian) Viehl and Katherine “Kitty” (Joe) Nelson.  She is also survived by many family and friends.  Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport on Wed. from 3 to 6:30 at which time a memorial service will be held with Rev. Hal Dangle. 
 


Howard R. Beharry

September 11, 2020 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

Howard R. Beharry, 68, of West Mifflin, died Friday, September 4, 2020 at his home.  Born in McKeesport, June 16, 1952, he was the son of the late John and Dorothy Neel Beharry.  He is survived by his son, Ryan R. (Allison) Beharry of West Mifflin, 2 grandchildren, Peyton Beharry of West Mifflin and Braedyn Pierrard of Penn Hills, his first wife, Marsha Gougler Brown of West Mifflin, and his brother, John J. Beharry of West Mifflin.

 
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Walter F. Heid

September 11, 2020 |

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

Walter F. “Tut” Heid, age 89, of Belle Vernon, formerly of Elizabeth, passed away on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at home. He was a loving father, husband and a friend to all.

Walter was a graduate of Har-Brack High School and the University of Maryland. An Army veteran serving during the Korean War, he retired as a safety engineer for the steel industry.

He was a member of Central Highlands Community United Methodist Church in Elizabeth Twp., was a past president of the Central Lions Club, and a member of the Sutersville Moose. Born December 15, 1930 in Tarentum, he was a son of the late Walter F. and Caroline (Stem) Heid.

Walter is survived by his wife of 58 years, Beverly Heid; children, Sheryl (Jerry) Heid Lazar of Perryopolis and Bryan (Cindy) Heid of Sharpsburg; grandchildren, Anna and Joel Lazar; step-grandchildren, Holly (Dave) Croteau and Michael Scott; great-grandson, Alexander Croteau; nephews, Stephen and David Heid; nieces, Stacie Kennefick and Laura (Chip) Fohl; and great-niece, Olivia.

 
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Sarah M. Blystone

September 11, 2020 |

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

Sarah M. Blystone, 93, of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday, September 10, 2020 at Redstone Highlands, North Huntingdon.  She was born July 7, 1927 in Turtle Creek, a daughter of the late Albert and Catherine (Urias) Lyons.  Sarah was a circuit board operator  for Switch & Signal Electronics and later retired from Femco.  She enjoyed dancing and traveling with her husband, Bill. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, William H. Blystone; brothers, Melvin (Esther), Lauren (Emma), Lawrence (Dolores) Lyons; and sister, Myra (Paul) Weschitz.

 
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Kevin DeWayne Younge

September 11, 2020 |

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

Kevin DeWayne Younge,  43, of Boston, passed away Friday, September 4, 2020. He was born February 24, 1977 in Buncombe County, NC, and is the son of Teresa Marie McFalls and James F. Younge. In addition to his parents, he is survived by sons, Christopher J. Younge, Jonathan T. Younge, Matthew D. Younge, Joseph R. Younge, and Adam P. Clymire, brother, Dustin J. (Maureen) Younge, grandsons, Lincoln P. Younge and Carter J. Younge, and step-mother, Shari Whitney.

 
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Ruth M. (Leaf) Hayden

September 10, 2020 |

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

 
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Marlene J. Uebel

September 10, 2020 |

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

Marlene J. (Pedana) Uebel, age 75, of Liberty Boro, passed away on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at home. Marlene was a spiritual person with a deep faith. Born February 24, 1945 in Wilkes-Barre, she was a daughter of the late Etalo and Josephine (Adamczyk) Pedana. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Robert E. Uebel; daughter, Danielle R. (Joseph) Saxinger of Natrona Heights; son, Scott R. Uebel of Port Orchard, WA; son, J. Jason (Lauren) Sabol of Washington, DC; daughter, Karen S. Ostrander of Youngwood; 10 grandchildren; brothers, Edward J. (Antonette) Pedana of Willingboro, NJ and Lawrence (Susan) Pedana of East Stroudsburg; also, nieces and nephews. Visitation was private at the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.