William "Bill" Gardner Phillips

January 05, 2019 |

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

William "Bill" Gardner Phillips, 90, of McKeesport passed away Thursday, January 3, 2019. He was born April 12, 1928 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Robert Taylor and Thelma Edith (Ferguson) Phillips. Bill was a member of Park Baptist Church and was retired from the former US Steel Duquesne Works. He was a member of the EBA Club. He is survived by nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by brothers, Jack and Richard Phillips and sisters, Mary Lou Lopretto and Helen Kalo. There is no visitation. Private burial will be in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park, North Huntingdon. Arrangements are by Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, Director. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 

Marie Christine Shiffler

January 05, 2019 |

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

Marie Christine Shiffler, 69, of Versailles, passed away Friday, January 4, 2019. She was born September 22, 1949 in Huntingdon and was the daughter of the late Joseph and Micheline (Menand) Giacobello. Christine was a member of St. Angela Merici Church in White Oak. She was retired from the former Fashion Bug in Olympia Shopping Center. She is survived by her husband, Frederick "Fred" Ralph Shiffler, sons, Todd Frederick (Rene Grace) Shiffler of Frederick, MD., and Shawn Michael (Fiancée, Tara Michele Geissler) Shiffler of Elizabeth Township, brother, Eric Giacobello of Versailles, grandchildren, Logan Michael Shiffler, Ian Joseph Shiffler and Kennedy Grace Shiffler, nieces, nephews and many relatives and friends. Friends are welcome Tuesday, January  8, 2019 from 12-2:00 pm at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, Director. Service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Tuesday at 2:00 pm. Condolences may be made at Gilbert Funeral Home and crematory.com

 

Ronald E. Rodgers

January 05, 2019 |

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

Ronald E. “Big Ronnie” Rodgers, age 74, of McKeesport, died January 4, 2019, at Sycamore Estates in Duquesne.  Born April 30, 1944 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Raymond and Vivian (Sundburg) Rodgers.

 
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Leopoldo Fortino

January 04, 2019 |

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

Leopoldo Fortino, age 83 of Versailles, passed away in his home on Thursday, January 3, 2019.  Born June 10, 1935 in Republic, he was a son of the late Leopoldo and Sarah (Metz) Fortino.  A retired delivery driver for Schneider Dairy, Leopoldo was a US Marine Corps Veteran.  He is survived by his wife Barbara (Balocik) Fortino; his daughters Lisa Klose, Debbie Ruggieri, and Sherry Hoebler; his seven grandchildren; and his three great-grandchildren.  Besides his parents, Leopoldo was preceded in death by his first wife Jane Fortino and his daughter Kimberly Fortino. 

 
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Thomas J. Fahey

January 04, 2019 |

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

Thomas J. Fahey, of White Oak died January 3, 2019. He is the son of the late Joseph F. and Gertrude (Conley) Fahey. He is survived by his beloved wife Donna (Fogarty) Fahey, who loved him like crazy and son Michael Fahey who was devoted to him; brother Richard (the late Maureen) Fahey; sister-in-law Gail Waite; and many nieces and nephews.  Tom as a retired Administrator for Mayview State Hospital. There will be no visitation. A mass of celebration will be held at a later date. Funeral arrangements by Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home Duquesne. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Grey Paws, 2909 Jacks Run Rd. White Oak, PA 15131.

 

Richard Dell

January 04, 2019 |

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

Richard E. "Giant" Dell Jr., age 65, of Forward Twp., passed away on Friday, January 4, 2019 at home. He was the founder and owner for Giant's Landscaping in Elizabeth. He was a former truck driver of 37 years for Marraccini Supermarket, the caretaker for Elizabeth Cemetery, and was an avid Harley Davidson motorcycle rider.

 
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Betty M. Barella

January 03, 2019 |

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

Betty M. Barella, age 95 of Rostraver Twp., passed away at home on Thursday, January 3, 2019.  Born February 3, 1923 in Roscoe, she was a daughter of the late Alfred and Teresa (Lucas) Malmgren.  The co-owner and bookkeeper of the former Barella's Lounge in Jefferson Hills, Betty also worked as a seamstress and payroll clerk for the US Army during World War II.  In her spare time, she was an avid reader and loved going to her place in the mountains, but her family will remember her most as a strong and loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.  

 
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Carl P. Masch, Jr.

January 03, 2019 |

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

 Carl P. Masch, Jr., 74 of Glassport, died Jan. 2, 2019.  He is the son of the late Carl and Susan (Molnar) Masch, Sr.  He is survived by his sister Carol (Ed) Firanski of West Mifflin; also many cousins and dear friends.  Carl was a former school teacher at Homeville Junior High School; a member of Queen of the Rosary Parish and was a graduate of St. Vincent College. Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport, Fri. 2-4 and 6-8.  A funeral mass will be held Sat. 11:00 am at Queen of the Rosary Parish.  Entombment following New St. Joseph Cemetery.

 

Louise E. Weimer

January 03, 2019 |

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

Louise E. Weimer, age 92, of McKeesport, died December 23, 2018. She was born in McKeesport on August 16, 1926 and is the daughter of the late Michael and Mary Chepuran Brletic, and wife of the late Edward Vincent Patrick Weimer, former McKeesport police officer.

 
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Barry Jay Richardson

January 03, 2019 |

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

Barry Jay Richardson, 56, of Greenock, passed away at home on Monday, December 31, 2018. He was born January 25, 1962 in Pittsburgh and was the son of Roberta M. (Gehm) Lavelle of Inishbofin, Ireland and Robert Lee Richardson of Georgia. Barry was a Chef and had worked at many restaurants around the country. He was a graduate of Black Hawk High School and the Pittsburgh Culinary Institute.

 
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Myrna Lou Reynolds

January 02, 2019 |

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

Myrna Lou Reynolds (nee Smith) passed away naturally in the early hours of December 30 at her home in Glassport at the age of 86. Through a life defined by family, friends and conversation, Myrna welcomed all to her table to share stories, gossip and laughter over several pots of weak coffee. Myrna was born October 23, 1932 in Bunola, along the Monongahela River. A steadfast and formidable partner to Louis Reynolds (passed away April 29,  2000), Myrna joined him in Glassport after their marriage in 1954.

 
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William L. Truax

January 02, 2019 |

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

William Levi Truax, age 82, of Clairton, passed away on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at home. He was a retired school principal for the Allegheny Intermediate Unit. A U.S. Army veteran, he was a member of the Daniel Keffer American Legion Post 75 in Clairton. He enjoyed hunting and softball. Born April 21, 1936 in Clairton, he was a son of the late Lee and Mabel (Garland) Truax. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Linda Ann (DePasquali) Truax; and a niece and several nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sister, Geraldine Gedrock, and brothers, Malcolm and David Truax. No visitation or services are planned. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 

Blair J. Walker

January 02, 2019 |

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

Blair John Walker, 64, of Shrewsbury, MA, formerly of Monroeville, passed away on December 30, 2018 at his Lake Street residence in Massachusetts with his family at his side.  Born September 17, 1954 in Wilkinsburg, Pa.  He was the only son of the late Charles W. (Doctor Walker's Garage) Walker and Minnie A. (Neiman) Walker.  He was preceded in death by his eldest sister, Karen Lee Garrow Siebert and a niece, Bethany Lynn Garrow.  He was a 1974 graduate of Sunrise School in Monroeville.  He was an acolyte at Christ Lutheran Church in Wilmerding for many years.  Blair was loved by all who met him.  A medal winner in the Special Olympics in 2005 in MA., he also liked to do black velvet pictures, paint bird houses, work on clay pottery at Clay Time in Shrewsbury, MA, and sang in the Seven Hills Choir at his Day Care Center.  He also liked to listen to his Elvis Presley CD's and sing to all who would listen.

He is survived by his sisters, Eileen Larouere (Tim), and Beverly Wilson (Andrew).  He is also survived by nieces and nephews, Andrew Wilson III, Kelly Nycum (Bruce), Dr. Brian Larouere (Dr. Beth), and Erin Jean Moore (Jonathan).  Also one great niece, Julia Larouere; and four great nephews, Thomas Larouere, Connor, Isaac and Pruitt Moore.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA on Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.  A funeral service will take place on Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Brush Creek Evangelical Lutheran Church, Irwin, PA.  PLEASE GO DIRECTLY TO THE CHURCH.  Interment in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials in Blair's name to the Pediatric Down Syndrome Clinic, UMMF Office of Advancement, 333 South St., Shrewsbury, MA  01545.

 

Arnold J. Mosa, Sr.

January 02, 2019 |

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

Arnold J. Mosa, Sr., age 87 of McKeesport and formerly of Glassport, passed away on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 in the VA Hospital Healthcare System in Oakland.  Born September 27, 1931 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Joseph and Clara (Schmidt) Mosa.  Retired from Copperweld in Glassport, Arnold was a Korean War Veteran of the US Army and a member of the former St. Mary's German Church in McKeesport.  He was also a member of the 11th Ward Club, the CFU in Versailles, and the Elizabeth Ex-Servicemen's Association.  He joins his wife, the late Elizabeth (Asmondy) Mosa, who passed away November 23, 2017.  

 
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Nicholas J.Kovello

January 02, 2019 |

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

 Nicholas J. Kovello, 77, of Glassport, died Dec. 31, 2018.  He is the son of the late Nicholas and Pearl (Wick) Kovello and beloved husband of Joanne (Mendicino) Kovello.  He is survived by his daughters Maria (Richard) Jacobs, Annette Musta and Christina Svanda; grandchildren Richard (Ashley) Jacobs, Jr, Robert (Hannah) Nesspor, Ryan Jacobs, Alexis Jacobs, Amealia Musta, Aaron Musta, Collin Svanda and Samuel Svanda; step sons Patrick (Patty) Nolder, Jr., Jeff (Diane) Nolder, step grandchildren Brandon (Autumn) Nolder, Dana (Justin) Charmo, Tyler Nolder, Sarah Nolder, Jake Nolder; great grandchildren Robert Nesspor, Asher Nesspor, Lucy Jacobs and Etta Jacobs; step great grandchildren Brandon Nolder, Jr., Gianna Charmo, and Mia Charmo; brother John (Cindy) Kovello and nephews John, David and Mike Kovello. He was Preceded in death step grandson Jeffrey Nolder, Jr.  Nick was a member of St. Mark's Parish and served in the US Navy.  Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport Fri. 2-4 and 6-8.  A funeral mass will be held Sat. 9:30 am at St. Mark's Parish, Liberty Boro. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the V.A. in Pittsburgh.

 

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