Madelyn Marie Stanton

February 23, 2016 |

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

Madelyn Marie Stanton, 98, of Boston, died Monday, February 22, 2016 at home. She was born December 7, 1917 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Thomas Hibbs and the late Francis Wilson Hibbs Lattimer. She was the wife of the late George H. Stanton who died May 22, 1973. She was a member of the Greenock United Methodist Church and was the organist there for many years. Madelyn was also the organist for 50 years for the First Presbyterian Church of Glassport and was pianist for the West Side United Methodist Church Bible School.

 
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Robert C. Shaw

February 23, 2016 |

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

Robert C. Shaw, 87, of Mount Vernon, died Saturday, February 20, 2016 at home. He was born December 23, 1928 in Duquesne and was the son of the late Ira Dayne and June Cunningham Shaw. Robert was a member of Mount Vernon Community Presbyterian Church and was proprietor of Allegheny Insurance Agency, Sentry Realty Company, and Allegheny Tax Service. He was the former owner of Shrader Veterinary Hospital.

 
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Darlene Jean Thorp

February 23, 2016 |

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

Darlene Jean Thorp, 75, of McKeesport, passed away Sunday, February 21, 2016 at Kane Regional Center, McKeesport.  She was born July 19, 1940 in Wilkinsburg, PA, a daughter of the late John and Bertha Thorp.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Robert Stewart.  She is survived  her four sons, John, Richard, Gary, and Charles (Carla) Blon; 10 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, on Friday from 4-5 p.m.  followed by a memorial service.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the White Oak Animal Shelter, Lincoln Way, PA.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

Janet D. Widel Finney

February 22, 2016 |

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

Janet D. Widel Finney, age 79, of West Mifflin, died February 20,2016, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Born June 18, 1936, in New Castle, she was the daughter of the late Howard and Edith (Palmer) Widel.
Janet was retired from Sam’s Club, where she worked in the demonstration department and she will be deeply missed by all her fellow employees.

 
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The Rev. Canon Richard Joseph Hardman

February 21, 2016 |

Published By Editor | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

The Reverend Canon Richard Joseph Hardman passed away in Stuart, FL on January 28, 2016 at the age of 93. Dick, known most affectionately as Papa, was born on May 6, 1922 to Joseph and Violet Ivy Brownhill Hardman in Pittsburgh, PA. On his 18th birthday, Papa enlisted in the US Navy and served as a naval aviator flying TBF Avenger torpedo bombers from aircraft carriers in the Atlantic during WWII.

 
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Anne K. (Vukovich) (Kerklo) Wittress

February 21, 2016 |

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

Anne K. (Vukovich) (Kerklo) Wittress, age 101 of Spring Hill, FL, formerly of Port Vue, died February 18, 2016 in Florida. Born February 8, 1915 in Penobscot, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Rose (Evanovich) Vukovich and wife of the late William Wittress and Frank Kerklo. Anne loved to read. Sometimes she would read up to 3 newspapers a day and even reread them. She worked at a tin plate mill when she was younger and was an original Rosie Riveter. Later she would go on to work for Zotter’s Bakery.

 
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John I. Griser

February 21, 2016 |

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

John I. Griser, 75, of Versailles, died Thursday, February 18, 2016. He was born January 8, 1941 in Pitcairn, a son of the late Arthur L. and Irma A. (Scott) Griser and was also preceded in death by his siblings Agnes Olesky, Arthur E., Harry M., Joseph, and James E. Griser. He was a former employee of the Winchester Room, North Versailles and enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren.

 
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Gerda Kvasnak

February 21, 2016 |

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

Gerda (Schwarz) Kvasnak, 81, of Elizabeth, passed away on Saturday, February 20, 2016 in Mt. Vernon of Elizabeth. She was a former saleswoman at Elizabeth Milling, a member of Ascension of Our Lord Byzantine Catholic Church in Clairton and the S.N.P.J. Club in Herminie.

 
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Howard W. Prezel

February 20, 2016 |

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

Howard W. Prezel, age 97, of Dravosburg, died February 20, 2016. He was born in Pittsburgh on September 25, 1918 and is the son of the late Charles and Emma Jones Prezel. Howard was the loving husband of the late Margaret Herreran Prezel. He worked as a sign painter at Helderlein Signs and was an employee of Haines Supermarket. He was also a proud member of Corpus Christi church.

 
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Betty J. Perich

February 19, 2016 |

Published By Jennifer S. Jordan Funeral Home | Posted in: Jennifer S. Jordan Funeral Home

Betty J. Perich, of Pleasant Hills, formerly of Port Vue, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016. She was born Oct. 26, 1932, in McKeesport, and was the daughter of the late Andrew and Mary White Schaffner. Betty was preceded in death by her husband, the late Michael Perich. She is survived by her daughter, Michele (Lyle) Washowich, of Pleasant Hills; grandsons, Michael and Samuel Washowich; sisters, Rose Supansic, of McKeesport, and Helen Krajacic, of Liberty Borough; and several nieces and nephews. Betty was preceded in death by her siblings, Goldie Nagy, Mary Grommo, William “Jumbo” Schaffner and Dolores Wedel. Betty retired as an administrative assistant with U.S. Steelworks Union and Legend Pharmacies in Pittsburgh. She was a member of St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church and it’s Young at Hearts, Kolo and Sisterhood and also the Red Hat Society. Friends will be received from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday at the JENNIFER S. JORDAN FUNERAL HOME INC., White Oak, where a Pomen service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday followed by a funeral service at 11:00 a.m. in St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church with the Very Rev. Stevan Rocknage officiating. Interment will follow in McKeesport & Versailles Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Sava Church Renovation Fund, 901 Hartman St., McKeesport, PA 15132. 

 

Helen J. Medved

February 19, 2016 |

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

Helen J. Medved, age 89 of Clairton, passed away on Thursday, February 18, 2016 in John J. Kane Regional Center in McKeesport.  Born July 18, 1926 in Clairton, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Elizabeth (Carr) Chaputa.

 
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Betty J. Fern

February 19, 2016 |

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

Betty J. Fern, age 87 of Dravosburg, formerly of McKeesport, died February 17, 2016 at UPMC McKeesport. Born March 21, 1928 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Edwin and Ruth (Cowan) Norgren, and beloved wife of the late Verden A. Fern, Jr. Betty is survived by her children, Edward L. Fern of Dravosburg, Linda R. Turner of McKeesport, and Laurel J. Patterson of Emlenton, PA; grandchildren, Ruth, Nathan, and Hannah; great-grandson, Aiden; siblings, Naomi Gates, Christina Hensler, Donna Yakovich, and Carol Istuanik; also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

 
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Warren M. Davis

February 19, 2016 |

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

Warren M. Davis, age 63 of McKeesport, died February 15, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family. Born September 2, 1952 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Jack H. Davis and Ruby G. Sears, and beloved husband of Kathy (Guy) Davis. Warren honorably served in the US Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. Following his military service, he worked as a machine operator for CSX Railroad, where he retired from after many years of service. 

 
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Katherine M. Clohessy

February 19, 2016 |

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

Katherine M. Clohessy, age 91, died on February 17, 2016 at her home at Redstone Highlands in North Huntingdon. She was born on January 7, 1925, in Oliver, PA, daughter of the late Leon and Jessie Slack. She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, John F. Clohessy, Jr. and her brothers Leon and George Slack. Katherine lived all of her life in Irwin, PA, a town she dearly loved.

 
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Rachel Leah Carulli

February 18, 2016 |

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

Rachel Leah Carulli, 41, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at home. She was born March 25, 1974 in McKeesport. She is survived by her loving parents, Richard T. Carulli, Sr. and Mary Arabia Carulli , sister, Renee' (Shawn) Ank and brother, Richard T. (Jannette) Carulli, Jr., of Elizabeth Township, nephew, Matthew Ank, nieces, Sarah Ank, Addison Carulli, and Danniella Carulli, a uncle, aunts, and many cousins.

 
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