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Harry B. Dixon

June 01, 2016 |

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

Harry B. Dixon, 93, of North Huntingdon died Saturday may 28, 2016. He was born April 28, 1923, in Lonaconing, MD, a son of the late Harry B. Sr. and Estelle (Robertson) Dixon and was also preceded in death by his wife Katherine C. (Potosky) Dixon an infant son, and a sister Thelma Dixon. He was a graduate of the University of Maryland with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and retired from Westinghouse Electric Corp., O’Hara Township, with forty years’ service.

 
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Marion R. Comunale

June 01, 2016 |

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

Marion R. (Supernovich) Comunale, 82, a resident of Golden Heights, Irwin, died Monday May 30, 2016. She was born May 8, 1934 in Elizabeth, a daughter of the late Alfred and Anna (Oleyar) Supernovich and was also preceded in death by her husband John A. Comunale and a brother Alfred Supernovich.

 
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Stella E. Yanik

June 01, 2016 |

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

Stella E. Yanik, 93 of Jefferson Hills, passed away on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 in Mt. Vernon of South Park.  Born July 12, 1922 in Jefferson Hills, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Julia (Vicenec) Yanik.

 
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Joseph Gioia

May 31, 2016 |

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

Joseph Gioia, 55, of Elizabeth Twp, passed away on Monday, May 30, 2016 at John J. Kane Regional Center - McKeesport. He was a union master electrician for Local No. 5 in Pittsburgh. The humble family patriarch, Joe enjoyed archery hunting, fishing, and taking his collector's edition Trans Am to car shows. He was a member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth Twp. 

 
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Patricia “Patti” A. (Panzo) Brush

May 30, 2016 |

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

Patricia “Patti” A. (Panzo) Brush, age 63, of North Versailles, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, May 26, 2016. She was born June 13, 1952 in McKeesport, a daughter of Sophie (Zapora) Panzo and the late Stephen Panzo. She was a former member of St. Stephen Byzantine Catholic Church in North Huntingdon. Patti had owned the Comfort Zone tanning and nail salon in Level Green, and work at the Westwood Banquet Center in Duquesne before dedicating her time to her mother’s care.

 
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Betty Ruth Kline

May 29, 2016 |

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

Betty Ruth Kline, age 88, of White Oak, died May 28, 2016 at her residence. She was born in McKeesport on August 22, 1927 and is the daughter of the late Max and Leona Berkowitz Greenfield. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by the love of her life, her husband of over 60 years, Bernard H. Kline, a WW ll veteran and her brother, Donald Greenfield.

She was a retired registered nurse, a former Brownie Leader, loved to go to lunch with her friends and play bridge and Mahj Jongg. She was a member of Temple B’Nai Israel, the Sisterhood, B’Nai Brith Women and Hadassa. She truly enjoyed singing and tapdancing in the Sisterhood Plays and at the membership luncheons.

She is survived by daughters; Ellie (Bruce) Lederman of Pacific Palisades, CA, Meryl (Fred) Trachtman of Olney, MD, son; George (Mary Jo) Kline of White Oak, grandchildren; Eric, Jeffrey, and Joshua (Elizabeth) Lederman, Reita, Lena, and Max Kline, and Rachel and Molly Trachtman, and sister, Phyllis Greenwald of N. Hills, California.

Friends and family will be received at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation and Mortuary Services, Inc., 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, Supervisor, 412 678 6177) on Tuesday from 1:30 until 3:00 pm. when services will be held in the funeral home chapel. Rabbi Paul Tuchman will officiate the services and the eulogy will be by Rabbi Daniel Schiff. Burial will follow in Agudath Achim Cemetery in Forest Hills.

Condolences may be made at www.strifflerfuneralhomes.com

 
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James (Jim) Joseph Schubert

May 29, 2016 |

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

James (Jim) Joseph Schubert, age 50, of Donegal passed away suddenly at his home on May 28, 2016. Born in Homestead on September 18, 1965, he was the son of the late Harry and Shirley (Ireland) Schubert. An employee of DeCarlo Distributing,Jim loved to DJ and enjoyed amusement parks, roller coasters, baseball, and Laurel Highlands Campland.

Surviving him, his beloved wife Patricia Diane (Stewart) Schubert of Donegal, daughters; Jamie Schubert of Finleyville, Courtney Schubert of McKeesport and Shannon Schubert of McKeesport, step-son; Brandon Nowikowski of Donegal, brother; Ronald Schubert of Homestead, and sister; Elaine Burgey of North Huntingdon.

Loved ones will be received at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation and Mortuary Services, Inc, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, Supervisor, 412 678 6177) on Wednesday from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm with services at 7:00 pm with Pastor Richard Krug officiating.

Condolences may be made at www.strifflerfuneralhomes.com

 
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Dr. Victor W. Molnar

May 29, 2016 |

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

Victor W. Molnar DDS, of McKeesport, died May 20, 2016, at Southwestern Nursing Care Center. Born June 24, 1928, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Joseph and Anna (Barillo) Molnar.

Victor was a retired dentist. While maintaining a private practice in McKeesport, he often provided free dental services to McKeesport School District students. Victor was a member of the former Transfiguration of Our Lord Byzantine Catholic Church, where he served as a trustee. He was a member of the Sierra Club, Dental Association of Western Pennsylvania, Hungarian Room Committee of Pittsburgh, and served as secretary and treasurer of the Hungarian Social Club of McKeesport.

 
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Marsha Lehmen

May 29, 2016 |

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

Marsha Lehmen, 66, of Gilbert, AZ died Wednesday, May 25, 2016. She was born June 18, 1949 in McKeesport and was the daughter of Roland (Janet) Reynolds of Versailles and the late Yvonne Swarts Reynolds who passed away July 1, 2009. She is survived by her husband, James Lehman, daughter, Maryelizabeth Lehman, and grandchildren, Cole Lehman and Mason Stein of Gilbert, AZ, brother, Edward (Linda) Reynolds of Elizabeth Township, sister, Deborah Kojsza of Monroeville, nieces, Laura Havaran, Megan Miller, Katlyn McLean, and Brieanne Gates, and nephew, Brian Reynolds.

 
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Silvia Gore

May 27, 2016 |

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

Silvia Gore, 69, of McKeesport, died Friday, May 27, 2016. She was born in Pietransieri, Italy on September 24, 1946 and is the daughter of the late Pasquale and the late Florina (Cordisco) D’Aloisio and beloved wife of Richard W. Gore of McKeesport. She is the mother of Randall (Kristen) Gore of Houston, PA; sister of Ermelinda Passalacqua of Italy and Lucio D’Aloisio of Detroit,, MI and the late Paola Passalacqua; aunt of Katya Dolce, Marco, Sara and Viviana Passalacqua, Pasquale D’Aloisio and Adelaide Fabilli.

 

 
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Vincent Alvin Long

May 27, 2016 |

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

Private services were held Wednesday, May 25, 2013 for Vincent Alvin Long, 61, of Swissvale, PA, who died May 21, 2016 in UPMC Mercy Hospital.

 
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Walter Butler, Jr

May 26, 2016 |

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

Walter Butler, Jr., 73, of McKeesport, PA, died Monday, May 23, 2016 at home. Walter was born November 5, 1942 in Cairo, Georgia He was the son of Walter Butler Sr. and Jurie B. Harold Ford.

 
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Albert "Jake" Popojas

May 26, 2016 |

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

Albert “Jake” Popojas, age 84, of Liberty Boro, died May 26, 2016.  He was born in Duquesne on October 1, 1931 and is the son of the late Andrew and Mary (Huszar) Popojas and beloved husband of Theresa (Bollas) Popojas. 

He was a member of St. Mark Church and Liberty Borough Veterans Association.  Jake retired from U.S. Steel where he worked as a bricklayer.

Services were held Thursday at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation & Mortuary Services, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, supervisor, 412 678 6177).

 
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Nathan Weiss

May 26, 2016 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

Nathan Weiss, 92, of McKeesport died Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at The Palms At O’Neil.  Born in McKeesport, May 23, 1924, he was a factory representative, a member of Temple B’nai Israel, and a WW II US Army veteran, serving in active duty and the reserves for 31 years with a rank of Master Sergeant.  Son of the late Armon and Fannie Solomon Weiss, he is survived by his wife, Reisse Jeanne Palley Weiss and by nieces and nephews.  A graveside service with military honors will be held Friday, May 27, 2016 at 2:00 PM in the Temple B’nai Israel Cemetery with Rabbi Moshe Russell officiating.  Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 is in charge of arrangements.

 


David R. Corrado

May 26, 2016 |

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

David R. Corrado, age 26 of North Huntingdon died May 24, 2016 at his home. He was born December 27, 1989 in Pittsburgh, Pa., a son of David J. and Rita Testarella Corrado. 

 
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