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Thank You to Our Donors

February 05, 2016 |

By Editor | Posted in: General Information

Thank you to the following underwriters who have made donations in support of this website:

Finney Funeral Homes
Clairton, Dravosburg and Glassport
(800) 448-9899
www.finneyfuneralhome.com

Bekavac Funeral Homes
Clairton, Elizabeth and Versailles
412-233-3272, 412-384-4344 or 412-678-3454
www.bekavacfuneralhome.com

 


Andrew J. Vehec

February 05, 2016 |

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

Andrew J. Vehec, age 68, of Liberty Borough, died Feb. 3, 2016, at UPMC McKeesport. Born Dec. 1, 1947, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Andrew P. and Theresa (Gromacki) Vehec and the husband of Janet (Tomko) Vehec.
Andrew was a retired nuclear technician with 35 years of employment at Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. Andrew was a member of St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church. After retiring, he enjoyed a simple life of working out at the gym, washing the family cars and watching sports. During the Vietnam War, Andrew served stateside in the U.S. Army military police. When his children were young, he enjoyed coaching their sports teams and most recently, being a grandfather brought him his greatest pride and joy.

 
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George B. Markovina (Markon)

February 05, 2016 |

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

George B. Markovina (Markon) age 94 of Clearwater, FL died on Saturday January 30, 2016.  Mr. Markovina  was a veteran of the United States Army serving during WWII.

He was a retired economist with the U.S. Bureau of Mines, Dept. of Interior in Washington, D.C.  In 1962 he founded St. Luke Serbian Orthodox Eastern Orthodox Church in McLean, VA and was currently a member of St. George Serbian Orthodox Church in Clearwater.

 
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Christy Lynn Buckholtz

February 05, 2016 |

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

Christy Lynn Buckholtz, age 34, of Jeannette, died Wednesday, February 3, 2016.  She was born in McKeesport on May 5, 1981, and is the daughter of Robert Buckholtz, Jr. of Versailles Borough and Beth Roebuck Buckholtz of Highland Park area of Pittsburgh.

 
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Steve Ganchuk

February 04, 2016 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Steve Ganchuk, 88, of Glassport, died Wed. February 3, 2016. He was the son of the late Fred and Anna (Zeleznik) Ganchuk. He is survived by

his wife Florence "Flo" (Jablonski) Ganchuk,  children Steve (Judy) Ganchuk of Liberty Boro, Kathy (Bob) Miskanin of Glassport, and Tom (Christine) Ganchuk of Austin, TX; grandchildren Aaron, Bethany, Kristin, Steven, Michael, David, Jennifer, Luke, Perry, and Joseph; 12 great-grandchildren; and brother Fred (Evelyn) Ganchuk of McDonald.

Steve owned and operated his own woodshop in Glassport, was a member of the Queen of the Rosary Parish where he was an usher for 60 years, a member of American Legion in Glassport and VFW inn Clairton.

Friends received Sat. 6-8 and Sun. 2-4 and 6-8. A funeral mass will be held Mon. 10am Queen of the Rosary Parish with Rev. Miroslaus Wojcicki. Arrangements made by Wojciechowski Funeral Home.

 


Pearl M. Buchanan

February 04, 2016 |

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

Pearl M. Buchanan, 77, of North Huntingdon passed away Thursday, February 4, 2016 after a courageous struggle with Leukemia, surrounded by her children at her home. She was born February 6, 1938 in Somerset, PA, daughter of the late Peter and Lydia Pyle Hoyle. Prior to her retirement, Pearl was a Home Interiors Consultant, was a member of Norwin Alliance Church and the Norwin Democratic Club. She enjoyed decorating, shopping for her family and loved her pets, Jack, Butters and Tim.

 
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Shirley A. Furman

February 04, 2016 |

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

Shirley A. Furman, age 78 of McKeesport died February 3, 2016 at UPMC McKeesport. Born May 18, 1937 in Fairmont, WV, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Nancy (Shreve) Winemiller. Shirley worked for the Lemon Tree for 25 years as a cake decorator and also for Allegheny County in the dietary department at Kane Regional in McKeesport. One of her greatest joys in life were her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

 
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Rachel H. “Rae” Slater

February 04, 2016 |

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

Rachel H. “Rae” Slater, age 87 of Liberty Boro., died February 3, 2016 at Senior Care Plaza in McKeesport. Born November 26, 1928 in Liberty Boro., she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Mary (Thompson) Hyndman and beloved wife of Ed Slater for nearly 65 years, whom she married on February 17, 1951. Rae was a dedicated member of the Liberty Presbyterian Church for over 70 years. She devoted her time to the church having been the choir director, organist, youth director, Sunday school teacher, vacation bible school director, and clerk of session for 25 years. Rae also worked as a Pre-School teacher at Long Run Learning Center in White Oak.

 
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Theodore “Ted” W. Fillar

February 04, 2016 |

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

Theodore “Ted” W. Fillar, 85, of North Versailles, passed away Tuesday, February 2, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents Stanley and Mary (Frydrych) Fillar; wife Marion (Christopher) Fillar; brothers Walter, Edmond and Edward; and sister Helen. He is survived by his sons Christopher (Barbara) Fillar, Kenneth Fillar and fiancé Susan Niedermeyer and her daughters Kaitlain and Sarah, and Scott Fillar; grandchildren Jeff (Allison) Fillar and Amy (Geoff) Ford; great grandchild Jacob Ford; and sisters Jenevieve “Jenny” Beck and Emlia “Milly” Zygowicz.

 
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Regina Eilene Hoak

February 03, 2016 |

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

Regina Eilene Hoak, 86, of Palm Bay, Fla., formerly of the McKeesport area, died Monday, Feb. 1, 2016. She was born in McKeesport on March 20, 1929, and is the daughter of the late William M. and Estella Graham Kelley and the wife of the late Jack Norman Hoak. She was a member of the former St. Pius Church in McKeesport and a current member of St. Joseph's Church in Palm Bay, Fla. She enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, crocheting and loved spending time with her family.

 
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Bruce Albert Stevens

February 02, 2016 |

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

Bruce Albert Stevens, age 73 of West Newton, passed away at home on Sunday, January 31, 2016.  Born August 12, 1942 in West Elizabeth, he was the son of Shirley Alberta (Strange) Stevens of West Newton and the late Albert Matthew Stevens.

 
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Anna Bell Shaner

February 01, 2016 |

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

Anna Bell Shaner, 81, of New Stanton formerly of Penn Hills, died Wednesday, January 27, 2016 in William Penn Care Center. She was born May 24, 1934 in New Kensington and was the daughter of the late Daniel and Ida Negley Swanger. Anna Bell was a bookkeeper for the former Tile City in Wilkinsburg and had also worked for Saint Bartholomew Parish, Penn Hills.

 
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Betty Mae Kasmarik

February 01, 2016 |

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

Betty Mae Kasmarik, 90, of McKeesport, formerly of Lincoln and Liberty Borough, died Friday, January 29, 2016. She was born February 8, 1925 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Gladys Littleton and wife of the late John Kasmarik. Betty was a member of Port Vue United Methodist and the Lincoln Borough Ladies Auxilliary. She is survived by her daughter, Linda (Charles) Spiro of Sedona, AZ, sister, Louise McGrew of Croydon, grandchildren, Melody and Sarah Kasmarik, Harmony (Scott) Rager and Jason (Mary Beth) Spiro and Sandra Hodgson, great-grandchildren, Damian and Jude Rager, Symphony Kasmarik, and Theo, Marlee and Maxwell Spiro, and Carly Hodgson and nieces and nephews.

 
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Mary Elizabeth Spishock

February 01, 2016 |

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

Mary Elizabeth Spishock, 85, of Greenock, died Sunday, January 31, 2016 at home. She was born February 23, 1930 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Daniel and Anna Renjoski Capner. She was the wife of the late Stephen R. "Steve" Spishock who died January 24, 2014. She is survived by her daughters, Debra Spishock of Swissvale and Darla (Robert) Lynn of White Oak, sons, Jeffrey L. Spishock and Scott A. (Dottie) Spishock of Greenock, brother, Daniel J. Capner Jr of Elizabeth Township, grandchildren, Ashlee Lynn, Lindsay Spishock, Brice Lynn and Brianna Spishock, nieces and nephews.

 
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Ruth A. Dusi

February 01, 2016 |

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

Ruth A. Dusi, 85, of Lincoln Borough, died Sunday, January 31, 2016. She was born January 22, 1931 in Elizabeth and was the daughter of the late Samuel and Margaret Louise Hoffman Rothey. She was the wife of the late George Lucas Dusi Sr, who died November 23, 2006. Ruth was a member of the Elizabeth Fire Co and the Elizabeth Moose Ladies Auxillary.

 
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