Carol Gilmore

July 03, 2018 |

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

Carol Gilmore, age 81, of South Fayette, formally of McKeesport, died peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, July 1, 2018.  Born in Chicago, IL on December 25, 1936 she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Joan Kozak Smacker. 

Carol was survived by one day by her beloved husband, Donald “Ducky” Gilmore; children; Raymond (Cathie) Gilmore of Pittsburgh, Gary Gilmore of Dallas, TX, Beth Gilmore Jones of Upper St. Clair, Donald (Kelly) Gilmore of South Fayette. Also survived by grandchildren; Kathryn and Christopher Jones, Olivia and Luke Gilmore, Katelyn, Raymond, Charlotte and Thomas Gilmore, and great-granddaughter; Milana Gilmore. She was preceded in death by grandson; Zachary Jones and half-brother; Donald Kitchen.

 
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Donald “Ducky” Gilmore

July 03, 2018 |

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

Donald “Ducky” Gilmore, age 85, of South Fayette, formally of McKeesport, died on Monday, July 2, 2018. Born in McKeesport on November 22, 1932 and the son of the late Thomas and Elizabeth Mulally Gilmore. 

Donald was preceded in death by his beloved wife Carol by one day.

He is survived by children; Raymond (Cathie) Gilmore of Pittsburgh, Gary Gilmore of Dallas, TX, Beth Gilmore Jones of Upper St. Clair, Donald (Kelly) Gilmore of South Fayette. Also survived by grandchildren; Kathryn and Christopher Jones, Olivia and Luke Gilmore, Katelyn, Raymond, Charlotte and Thomas Gilmore, and great-granddaughter; Milana Gilmore.

Also preceded in death by grandson; Zachary Jones, brothers; Thomas Gilmore, Martin Gilmore, Raymond Gilmore and sisters; Rose Gilmore Busch, Katherine Gilmore Cready, Elizabeth Gilmore Schreiner and Marylou Gilmore. 

 
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Deborah H. Cole

July 03, 2018 |

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

 Deborah H. Cole, age 61of McKeesport, died Saturday, June 23, 2018. She was born May 25, 1957 in McKeesport, the daughter of the late Charles Hall and Maria H. Intrieri. 

 
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Nicholas V. Mallen

July 02, 2018 |

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

Nicholas V. Mallen, age 80 of North Huntingdon, died Sunday, July 1, 2018.

He was born December 1, 1937 in McKeesport, the son of the late Nick and Thelma Williams Mallen. Nicholas was an active member of St. Mary’s Romanian Church in McKeesport and past member of the church council. He loved bowling and doing yardwork, often helping his neighbors.

 
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Raymond M. Malinchak

July 02, 2018 |

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

Raymond M. Malinchak, age 82, of McKeesport, died July 1, 2018, at UPMC McKeesport. Born October 16, 1935, in Monessen, he was the son of the late Michael and Helen (Stash) Malinchak and the husband of Mary Ann (Onderko) Malinchak, for over 60 years.

 
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Mildred Besedich Hughes

July 02, 2018 |

Published By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

 Mildred (Millie) (Milka) Besedich Hughes, 100, of Dravosburg passed into eternal rest on June 29, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. Born March 24, 1918 in Youngstown, Ohio to Jovan and  Kata Besedich, the family later moved to the coal mining town (#9) of Farmington, West Virginia. In 1942, she left home to support the war effort working in the Akron Goodyear factory making barrage balloons. She married Elmer Hughes in 1945 and they moved to Dravosburg in 1956.

She owned and operated Hughes Grill for 14 years. She was famous for the Friday fish sandwiches. After selling the business, Millie worked for K-Mart retiring in 1989 after 15 years. Consistent with her love for caring for others, Millie delivered for Meals on Wheels for 20 years until age 92. She was a member of Amity Presbyterian Church for 60 years and served as an elder.

Millie was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer, her parents, her sisters Olga Myers, Mary Chickrell, Malava Blanton, Josephine Flannery, Virginia Davis, Kay Stache, her brothers Drago Besedich and Dan Besedich and her grandson Brian Weddle. She is survived by and was the beloved mother of Ron Hughes, Marcia (Phil) Weddle and Diana (Ron) Etzel; cherished grandmother of Christopher Weddle, Eric (Heidi) Weddle, Jessica Etzel and Allison Etzel; great-grandmother of Philip (Aubree) Brown, Hazel and Ayler Weddle; great-great grandmother of Gavin and Marlie Brown; and loving sister of Helen Lockwood. Millie also leaves behind nieces, nephews, friends and her faithful dog, Buddy.

She loved her family and her home. She loved to cook, bake, garden, crochet and walk her puppies. She was a loyal friend and neighbor.

Family and friends will be received on Friday, July 6, 2018 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at I.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 203 4th Street, Dravosburg, PA 15034. Service will be at 10:00 am on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at Amity Presbyterian Church, 400 Euclid Avenue, Dravosburg, PA 15034 and continue with a graveside service at Jefferson Memorial Park. A luncheon at Amity Presbyterian Church in Dravosburg will follow interment. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Amity Presbyterian Church. Special thanks to the staff of Bridges Hospice and Patty M. of Caring Angels. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

“Come to me, all who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.” Matt 11:28

 

Ryan J. Kifer

July 02, 2018 |

Published By Willig Funeral Home & Crematory | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Cremation Services

Ryan J. Kifer, age 31, of Harrisburg, formerly of McKeesport, died June 24, 2018, at Pinnacle West Shore Medical Center.

 
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Marion Willis Blocker Jr.

July 02, 2018 |

Published By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Marion Willis Blocker, Jr., 94, died June 30, 2018.  Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. July 6 at Tunie Funeral Home Inc., 218 E. 11th Ave., Homestead, where a service will be held at 11 a.m. July 7. Interment will follow at McKeesport & Versailles Cemetery. Services in charge of Tunie Funeral Home, Inc.

 

Ruth M. (Higgins) Kennedy

July 02, 2018 |

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

Ruth M. (Higgins) Kennedy, 88, of Chillicothe, OH, formerly of North Huntingdon, died Saturday June 30, 2018. She was born August 11, 1929 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Alfred and Gladys B. (Witherow) Higgins and was also preceded in death by her husband James W. Kennedy and siblings Mary Jane Watkiss, Ellen Eastman, and William and Charles Higgins. She was a former cafeteria employee for Norwin School District and a former member of Calvary Assembly Church, North Huntingdon, where she was a pianist, choir member, and active with Women’s Ministries. She is survived by her daughter Karyn R. Fallow of Chillicothe, OH; grandchildren Reed (Sarah) Fallow, Jonathan (Kimberly) Fallow and William Fallow; great grandchildren Thomas (Alisa), Matthew, Emily, Allison, and Hailey Fallow; siblings Lois Menzies of North Huntingdon and John (Faith) Higgins of NC; also nieces and nephews.
 
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Peggy Louise Trent

July 02, 2018 |

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

Peggy Louise Trent, 88, formerly of Mount Vernon, passed away Wednesday, June 27, 2018. Peggy was born July 7, 1929 in Versailles, and was the daughter of the late Robert and Cassie Trent. She was a life-long resident of the McKeesport area before moving to Wilmington, Delaware in 2013. A  member of Boston United Methodist Church and a graduate of the Class of 1947 at McKeesport High School, her hobbies included gardening, theater and classical music. Peggy took piano lessons to fulfill a passion for music. She enjoyed traveling and sports. Her travels took her all across the USA, Europe and the Islands. In her younger years, she loved skiing at Seven Springs.  An avid golfer, Peggy enjoyed playing with a Woman’s Club at Butler Public Golf Course.  Volunteer work included the McKeesport Library and YMCA activities.  Peggy retired as a Cash Manager from G C Murphy Company with 39 years of service and kept in touch with her Murphy colleagues through their MERF Retirement Club.

 
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Joseph E. Ramsey, Jr.

July 01, 2018 |

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

Joseph E. Ramsey, Jr., age 90 of Clairton, passed away on Sunday, July 1, 2018 in Southwestern Nursing Center in West Mifflin.  Born October 12, 1927 in Cambridge, OH, he was a son of the late Joseph and Matilda (Lipincott) Ramsey.  A retired driver for Dick Corporation in Jefferson Hills, Joseph was a member of Pine Run United Methodist Church and a US Army Veteran of both World War II and the Korean War.

 
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Robert W. Guzewicz

June 30, 2018 |

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

Robert W. Guzewicz, 76, of Duquesne, died peacefully on Friday, June 29, 2018, in Southwestern Medical Center. Born in McKeesport, July 13, 1941, he was the son of the late Edward  and Olga (Gonchar) Guzewicz. Mr. Guzewicz was a member of Christ, Light of the World Church, Duquesne, The Knights of Columbus Council # 4210, The AARP Bowling League Chapter 3172, and an avid bowler. He was a retired Craneman of the former US Steel Corp. Duquesne Works and proudly served his country in the US Army. Beloved husband of Donna (Lamanna) Guzewicz; he is also survived by his loving daughter, Diane and her husband, Danny Sims of Cincinnati, OH; and a brother, George and his wife, Jenny Guzewicz of Palm City, FL.

 
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Nora Riley

June 30, 2018 |

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

Nora “Nonnie” Riley, age 86 of Versailles Borough, died Friday, June 29, 2018. She was born June 20, 1932 in McKeesport, the daughter of the late Philip and Mary Lacey Riley. Nora was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels and an active member and past secretary of the former St. Pius V Church in McKeesport.

She is survived by her sister Helen Uhrin of Versailles Borough, many nieces and nephews and many great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brothers, James, Jack and Philip Riley.

 
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Richard W. Plank

June 30, 2018 |

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

Richard W. Plank, age 73, of White Oak, passed away Friday, June 29, 2018 at his home.  He was born April 16, 1945, a son of the late Wayne and Eleanor (Niznick) Plank.

 
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James P. Bongartz

June 30, 2018 |

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

James P. Bongartz, 80, of Whitaker, died June 29, 2018. He was the son of the late Casper and Elizabeth (Ackerman) Bongartz. He is the husband of the late Patricia (Gracan) Bongartz. He is survived by his daughter Kelly Bongartz; sister Alberta Petruzzi, and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by sisters and a brother. Friends received Monday 3-8 at the Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne; a funeral mass will be held Tue. 11am at St. Rita's Church, interment following St. Mary's Cemetery.

 

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