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Thomas R. Gossman

June 30, 2016 |

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

Thomas R. Gossman, 84, of Elizabeth Township, died Wednesday, June 29, 2016. He was born January 2, 1932 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Jacob and Edith Kreiger Gossman. He was the husband of the late Alice Jean Svec Gossman who died March 21, 2008. Thomas was a member of St. Michael Parish, Elizabeth Township Seniors, Lifespan and was also a 50 year member of the Bettis Bowling League. He was a retired Senior Technologist for the Bettis Atomic Power Lab.

 
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Rev. Harry Lewis Burchell, Sr.

June 30, 2016 |

By Editor | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Rev. Harry Lewis Burchell, Sr., 85, of Ridgeley, W.Va., died Sunday, June 26, 2016 at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center.

Born November 29, 1930 in McKeesport, Pa., he was the son of the late John and Edith (Campbell) Burchell.
 
He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Marylee (Fike) Burchell; his second wife, Patricia Ann (Grant) Burchell; two brothers, John and Charles “Chuck,”; and, three sisters, Flo, Kate, and Dora.

 
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Regis A. Graboski

June 29, 2016 |

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

Regis A. Graboski, age 80 of McKeesport, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 in Jefferson Hills Manor.  Born September 4, 1935 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Michael and Mary (Wise) Graboski.

 
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Cheryl A. Young

June 29, 2016 |

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

Cheryl A. Young, 55, of North Versailles, died Monday June 27, 2016. She was born December 8, 1960 in McKeesport, a daughter of Irene (Mellon) Young of North Versailles and the late R. Glen Young. Cheryl was an employee of Civic Light Opera, Pittsburgh. Her passion was theatre. She acted, directed, and served as stage manager, often providing props. She was formerly active with the New Group Theatre. She will be remembered for her unforgettable smile and beautiful soul.

 
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Scott A. Williamson

June 29, 2016 |

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

Scott A. Williamson, known to friends as “Wilk” and “Scotty”, 46, of Pittsburgh, formerly of West Hempfield, passed away on Sunday, June 26, 2016. He was born December 26, 1969 in Pittsburgh, the beloved son of Carol and the late Drew Williamson of Irwin. Dear brother of Susan (Dan) Marcinko and “Uncle” to Meghan, Molly, and Matthew Marcinko of Robinson Township. Scott’s pride and joy were his two beloved dogs ~ Makena and the late Winfield.

He was a 1988 graduate of Hempfield Area High School. He received his B.S. in Business Administration from Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Virginia where he played 4 years of Division III football.

 
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William C. Ressler

June 28, 2016 |

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

William C. Ressler, age 83, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at home.

 
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Blanche L. Reynolds

June 28, 2016 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

Blanche L. Reynolds, 97, formerly of McKeesport, died Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at Locust Grove Assisted Living in West Mifflin, PA.  Born in Homeville, PA on June 30, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Frederick Emmet and Anna Mathilda Hoffman Hanst.  Wife of the late William J. Reynolds, she is survived by her daughters, Linda (Dan) Rendulic of Port Vue and Charlene (Glenn) Hennon of Glen Rock, PA, son, Gary W. (Noreen) Reynolds of Glenshaw, 6 grandchildren, Dan and Carl Rendulic, Bradley and Brian Hennon, and Gary and Nick Reynolds, also by 9 great grandchildren and 1 great-great granddaughter.  She was preceded in death by a brother, Fred Hanst, and 2 sisters, Dorothy Albrecht and Ruth Hanst.  She was a member of the former Hope United Methodist Church and Beulah Park United Methodist Church.  Friends will be received in the Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 on Friday, July 1, 2016 from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM, where a service will be conducted at 2:00 PM with her grandson, Pastor Brian Hennon officiating.  Interment will follow in Jefferson Memorial Park.  The family suggests contributions to Heritage Hospice, 2400 Leechburg Road, New Kensington, PA  15068.

 


Kathryn S. Pavlack

June 28, 2016 |

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

Kathryn S. Pavlack, age 94 of Jefferson Hills, passed away at home surrounded by her family on Tuesday, June 28, 2016.  Born August 23, 1921 in Jefferson Hills, she was a daughter of the late Stephan and Anna (Szylkowska) Seleski.

 
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Deane E. Dvorshock

June 28, 2016 |

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

Deane E. Dvorshock, age 61, of McKeesport, died Monday, June 27, 2016.  She was born in McKeesport on April 5, 1955 and is the daughter of the late Edward and Lois B. Schwartz Wilson and the wife of the late David V. Dvorshock, Sr.  She is survived by her sons, Ryan T. Dvorshock of McKeesport, Gabriel P. (Kim) Dvorshock of Bay City, Michigan, Jonathan V. (Stacie) Dvorshock of Monogahela; daughters, Aimee E. (Matthew) Potter (and Baby Nina) of McKeesport; grandchildren, Kayla, Sahavannah, Gabriel Jr. & Carter; sister, Jan Le Winter (Harry) of McKeesport; and brother Timothy Wilson of McKeesport.  In addition to her husband, she is also preceded in death by her son David V. Dvorshock, Jr.
Services were held yesterday at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation & Mortuary Services, Inc. 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, Supervisor) 412-678-6177. Condolences may be made at www.strifflerfuneralhomes.com.

 
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Dolores Rita McCusker

June 28, 2016 |

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

Dolores Rita McCusker, 88, of White Oak, died Monday June 27, 2016 at home. She was born October 16, 1927 in McKeesport, and was the daughter of the late Stanley and Francis "Granny" Kaminski. She was the wife of the late Joseph E. McCusker who died January 29, 2016. They were married for 63 years. She was a member of Corpus Christi Parish and also made Prayer Shawls for the church.

 
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Kathleen M. Gouker

June 28, 2016 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

KATHLEEN M. GOUKER, 69, of Glassport died June 26,2016.  She is the daughter of the late Melvin and Vera James.  She is survived by her children John (Terri) Rollason and Robin (Joe) Rollason; grandchildren Crystal and Justin; great grandchildren Paige, Nevaeh, Serenity and Jayce; significant other Bill Crissman and his daughter Maggie; niece Tony Lynn Kelly and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.  Kathleen was preceded in death by her companion of many years Robert Belifore.

 
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Mary Ellen Cylenica

June 27, 2016 |

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

Mary Ellen Cylenica, age 94 of South Park and formerly of Clairton, passed away on Monday, June 27, 2016 in Mt. Vernon of South Park.  Born August 14, 1921 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Patrick and Anne (Canavin) King.

 
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Raymond L. Sitkowski

June 27, 2016 |

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

Raymond L. Sitkowski, 82, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Sunday, June 19, 2016 at Country Care Manor. He was a bricklayer for Wheeling Pitt Steel in Monessen, a U.S. Army veteran, a member of the Senior Center in West Newton, and attended Christian Center Church in Belle Vernon.

 
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Audrey A. Bihary

June 27, 2016 |

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

Audrey A. Bihary, 77, of Duquesne, peacefully fell asleep in the Lord on Saturday, June 25, 2016, in Charles Morris Rehabilitation Center, Squirrel Hill. Born March 11, 1939, in Duquesne, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Mary Kuprok Bihary. She was a faithful member of Ss, Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, Duquesne, and the Parish Club, were she was very active in fund raising and raffle ticket sales. She was also a  member of the Allegheny County Retirees Association, a volunteer for Meals on Wheels in McKeesport and enjoyed bowling in the "Morning Glories Bowling League and a past bowler of the Tuesday Night SS. Peter and Paul League.

 
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Mike Godich, Jr.

June 27, 2016 |

By Editor | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Mike Godich, Jr, 87, of Bethesda, MD, died Saturday, June 11, 2016, in Suburban Hospital.  Born in McKeesport, PA, Dec. 12, 1928, he was the son of the late Milosh and Ljubica (Vuich) Godich.  Joining the Army at the age of 17, Mike was a WWII veteran stationed in post-war Germany during his tour.  Following the war, he returned to the McKeesport area to pursue his career and raise a family.  Mike was a long-time White Oak resident before moving from the area in 2004.

 
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