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Robert "Bob" Paul Boback

June 26, 2016 |

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

Robert "Bob" Paul Boback, 87, of Elizabeth Township, died Friday, June 24, 2016 at home surrounded by his family. He was born June 26, 1928 in Clairton and was the son of the late Charles Henry and MaryAnn Kachmarik Boback He was a member, Deacon, Elder and newsletter editor of the Round Hill Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth Township and was also a member and 2nd vice-president of the Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. He was also a member of the Norwin Art League and taught art classes at the McKeesport Senior Center.

 
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Ann (Curtis) Patterson

June 26, 2016 |

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

Ann (Curtis) Patterson, age 81, of North Versailles passed away Thursday June 23, 2016. She was born March 13, 1935 in Braddock, a daughter of the late Michael and Pauline (Britanik) Curtis. She was a long time member of St. Robert Bellarmine Church in East McKeesport and graduated from St. Thomas High School in Braddock. She worked as a Data entry clerk at Merck-Medco in North Versailles for over 10 years. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband Richard S. Patterson.

 
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Catherine "Nunny" Gavlak

June 25, 2016 |

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

Catherine "Nunny" (Gavlak), 83, of West Mifflin died peacefully on Thursday, June 23, 2016 in U.P.M.C. East. Born June 2, 1933, in Houtzdel. She was the daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Slabon) Gavlak. She was a member of Resurrection R.C. Church, West Mifflin.

 
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Augusta "Baba Gusta" Zeljak

June 25, 2016 |

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

Augusta Zeljak, affectionately known as Baba Gusta, 90, of McKeesport and formerly of Aliquippa died on Thursday June 23, 2016. She was born on July 4, 1925 in Noumea, New Caledonia and was the daughter of the late Auguste and Louise Arnaud Guichard. She was the wife of the late Alexander Zeljak. Augusta spent many hours volunteering in various capacities at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in McKeesport and St. Elijah Serbian Orthodox Church in Aliquippa.

 
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Kathleen Rosso

June 25, 2016 |

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

Kathleen Rosso, age 61, of Port Vue, died June 23, 2016, at UPMC McKeesport. Born May 7, 1955, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Phillip and Helen (Novotniak) Rosso.
Kathleen was a member of Holy Family Polish National Catholic Church in McKeesport. She dedicated her working life to helping children with special needs. A former teacher at Baldwin-Whitehall School District, she currently served as a private, special education tutor. Kathleen’s favorite pastime was going to the casinos with her family.

 
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Margaret Ann Goldstrohm

June 25, 2016 |

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

Margaret Ann Goldstrohm, age 84 of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, June 24, 2016 at home. Born December 18, 1931 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Ryniak and Jennie (Marnell) Ryniak, and beloved wife of the late Glenn Goldstrohm. Margaret was a former model and also worked at Katzman's Clothing Store in McKeesport. Margaret's greatest joy was tending to her home. She is survived by her daughter, Joern Goldstrohm (Kevin Clair) of White Oak; also nieces and nephews and her special nieces Janice Wolfe and Christina Reed. Margaret was also preceded in death by her sister and brother-in-law, Delores and Raymond Plowchalk. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Monday, June 27, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick Church. Father Vince Velas will officiate. Burial will follow at Richland Cemetery. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 


Dorothy Ann Aranos Scott Ursiny

June 25, 2016 |

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

Dorothy Ann Aranos Scott Ursiny, entered eternal life on June 13, 2016. Dorothy was born in Allegheny County on March 12, 1927 to parents John and Wanda Aranos.

 
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Joseph S. Ruzina

June 25, 2016 |

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

Joseph S. Ruzina, 91, formerly of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday, June 16, 2016 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was born March 16, 1925 in Yukon, PA, a son of the late George and Mary (Oravec) Ruzina. 

 
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George R. "Skip" Light

June 24, 2016 |

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

George R. "Skip" Light, age 85 of White Oak, passed peacefully on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at The Palms at O'Neil in McKeesport. Born December 27, 1930 in Swissvale, he was the son of the late George A. Light and Helen (Wentroble) Light Butorajac and beloved husband of the late Patty (Hetrick) Light. George honorably served our country in the US Army during the Korean War. Following his military service, he worked for Westinghouse-Bettis in the printing and reproduction department, retiring after more than 30 years of employment. He was a longtime member of St. John's Lutheran Church in North Versailles and also a member of the White Oak American Legion Post 701. George's greatest joy was spending time with his family and his surprise visits will be missed by many. He is survived by his son, John R. Light (Tracy Kelley) of White Oak; grandchildren, Jason and Jenna Light and their mother, Jaclyn Light; sister, Miriam (the late Gerald) Miller of Toronto, OH; and many nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Richard Light. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Saturday, June 25, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. and Sunday, June 26, 2016 from 2-4 p.m. Funeral Service will be Monday, June 27, 2016 at 10 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church, 715 Lincoln Highway (Route 30), North Versailles, PA 15137. Rev. Richard Krug will officiate. (Everyone please meet at church) Burial will follow at Jefferson Memorial Park. Memorial donations are suggested to St. John's Lutheran Church. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 


William "Bill" Morgan Kay

June 24, 2016 |

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

William Morgan Kay peacefully departed this life at 8:20 a.m. on June 23, 2016 in The Loch Raven Veterans Administration Living Center, Baltimore, MD.  “Bill” was born in Richmond, VA on July 3, 1948, to the Late Rev. Rosamond C. Kay, Jr. and Anita Helen Meadows Kay. He was baptized by his father when he was eight years old at the Second Baptist Church in New Castle, PA.

 
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Debra A. Raling Holland

June 24, 2016 |

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

Debra A. Raling Holland, age 62, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at West Penn Hospital. She was born May 29, 1954 in McKeesport, PA, a daughter of the late Clair and Alberta Howard Raling. 

 
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Anna F. "Anny" Hughes

June 23, 2016 |

By Editor | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Anna F. "Anny" Hughes, 83, of Mt. Washington, on Monday, June 20, 2016. Beloved wife of 62 years of the late Carl O. Hughes; loving mother of Mary Lou (the late Chuck) Rosemeyer and Lynn (Jim) Cauley; loving Grandma of eight grandchildren and "Grandma Carl" to 11 great- grandchildren; sister of the late Roland Coleman.

 
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Louis Durant

June 23, 2016 |

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

Louis Durant, 84, of Elizabeth Township, died Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at home. He was born January 19, 1932 in Wynn and was the son of the late Samuel and Agatha Vacirca Durant. Louis was a Korean War Veteran and had received the National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal with 1 Bronze Service Star, United Nations Service Medal and the Combat Infantryman Badge. He was a member of the American Legion. He retired from the Auto Industry after 30 years of service.

 
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John Bradley "JB" Holub

June 23, 2016 |

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

John Bradley "JB" Holub, 57, of McKeesport, died Tuesday, June 21, 2016. He was born November 7, 1958 in McKeesport and was the son of the late John J. and Rita Mae Gallagher Holub. He is survived by brothers, Jeffrey J. Holub and Jordan D. Holub of McKeesport, aunts, Arlene Gallagher of Pittsburgh and Wilma Cirbus of Morgantown, WV, and cousins. There is no visitation. Private service will be held at the Mount Calvary Garden Mausoleum in St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles.

 
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Susan A. Pollard

June 23, 2016 |

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

Susan A. Pollard, age 63, of Wilkinsburg, formerly of Troy Hill, died June 16, 2016 at home. Born May 24, 1953, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late Victor and Trudy Klein and the wife of Allen Roberts.
Susan worked as a caretaker for the mentally disabled. She loved vacationing in Costa Rica with her sister Marie and found great delight in nature. Susan was a talented artist in design, painting and sculpture.

 
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