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Anna V. Vavrek

March 16, 2016 |

By willig | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Anna V. Vavrek, age 98, of McKeesport, died March 11, 2016, at John J. Kane Regional Center. Born April 12, 1917, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late John and Anna (Banick) Vavrek.
Anna was retired from McKeesport Hospital, where she worked in the house keeping department. She was a member of the St. Mark Parish and in her early years she enjoyed sewing, running and the outdoors.

 
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Leslie Ross Tuttle

March 16, 2016 |

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

Leslie Ross Tuttle, age 80 of Clairton, passed away on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 in Mountainview Specialty Care Center in Greensburg.  Born July 18, 1935 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Leslie and Edna (Paron) Tuttle.  

 
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Audrey J. Hess

March 16, 2016 |

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

Audrey J. Hess, age 79 of Scottdale, PA, died Monday, March 14, 2016.  She was born in Verona on March 1, 1937 and is the daughter of the late David and Faye Brown Hester; and the wife of the late Robert R. Hess.

 
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Mary Emma Mossburg

March 15, 2016 |

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

Mary Emma Mossburg, 92, of Greenock, died Monday, March 14, 2016. She was born January 27, 1924 in Altoona and was the daughter of the late Harry and Bertha Detman McClellan. She was the wife of the late Clarence Henry Mossburg who died April 14, 1982. Mary was a member of the Boston United Methodist Church, and the Golden Agers. She had worked for the former Green's Department Store in McKeesport.

 
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Grace Jane (Rankin) Vranich McDonald

March 15, 2016 |

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

Grace Jane (Rankin) Vranich McDonald, 89, of North Huntingdon, died Saturday March 12, 2016, in Lake Worth, FL. She was born November 8, 1926 in East McKeesport, a daughter of the late Paul R. and Grace (Johnston) Rankin and was also preceded in death by her first husband, Marko Vranich, her siblings, June Truxell, Paul L. and William Rankin, Ida Steffler, Lois Bargiel, and Kathleen Moore; grandchildren, Joshua Vranich and Amy Zecchini; and her daughter in law Shelly Vranich.

 
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Rita M. (Piovesan) Gdovic

March 14, 2016 |

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

Rita M. (Piovesan) Gdovic, 70, of Port Vue, passed away on Sunday, March 13, 2016 in Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was a retired office clerk for the former G.C. Murphy Company in McKeesport and member of St. Mark's Parish in Port Vue. 

 
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Edwin "Wheatie" Serena

March 13, 2016 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

EDWIN LAWRENCE SERENA (also known by his childhood nickname "Wheatie"), 70, of Glassport, passed away peacefully, March 12, 2016.  He is the son of the late Edwin and Lucille (Barrett) Serena.  Beloved husband of Mary (Skrtic) Serena; father of David (Denise) Serena and Kristen (Rosario) DiPaolo; grandfather of Jonathan Checefsky, Emilie Serena and Santino DiPaolo; brother of Carol (Carl) Cupp and Ruth (William) Patterson. He is also survived by numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
 
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John F. Klingensmith, Jr.

March 13, 2016 |

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

John F. Klingensmith, Jr., age 83 of Greenock, passed away at home on Sunday, March 13, 2016.  Born July 16, 1932 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late John F. Klingensmith, Sr., and Elsie "Daisy" (Thomas) Klingensmith.  The owner of Klingensmith Insurance Company (founded in 1965) and the John Klingensmith Real Estate Agency, both of Versailles, John was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in White Oak and a US Army Veteran of the Korean War.

 
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Domenic Jay Betters, Jr.

March 13, 2016 |

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

Domenic Jay Betters, Jr., 59, of Belle Vernon, formerly of Greenock, died Thursday, March 10, 2016. He was born September 10, 1956 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Domenic J. and Josephine Costanzo Betters. He was a member of Saint Sebastian Catholic Church, Belle Vernon, and had worked for his family's business, the former D.J. Betters Wrecking Co. He is survived by his son, Domenic John (Tina) Betters and granddaughter, Elizabeth Josephine Betters of Pittsburgh, daughter, Terra Marie (Scott) Huxtable of Norfolk, VA, sisters, Jane (Wendell) DePoppe of Imperial and Barbara (John) Knezovich of McKeesport, brother, Michael (Deborah) Betters of Lincoln, and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, David Betters.

 
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Kathleen T. (Schmittlein) Brown

March 13, 2016 |

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

Kathleen T. (Schmittlein) Brown, 53, of Herminie, died at home, Thursday March 10, 2016. She was born March 12, 1962 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of Theresa (Mancine) Schmittlein of Latrobe and the late Raymond Schmittlein. She was an employee of Hillview Motors, Greensburg.

 
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Gary S. Schork

March 13, 2016 |

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

Gary S. Schork, 63, of Jeannette, died Thursday, March 10, 2016 at home. He was born August 12, 1952 in Indiana and was the son of Patricia Rayburn Schork of Saltsburg and the late Mack Schork. Gary loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter, fisherman and gardener. He was a wonderful husband and will be greatly missed by his wife. He was proprietor of Gary Schork Plastering. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 37 years, Sharon Keeler Schork, brothers, Michael J. (Janet) Schork and Brian L. (Eren) Schork of West Newton, brother-in-law, Richard E. (Flora) Keeler of Delmont, and nieces and nephews.

 
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William G. Jardanhazy

March 12, 2016 |

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

William G. Jardanhazy, age 85 of North Huntingdon, formerly of McKeesport, died March 11, 2016 at Select Specialty Hospital in Latrobe. Born April 13, 1930 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Louis and Margaret (Droppa) Jardanhazy, and beloved husband of the late Frances E. (Hake) Jardanhazy.

 
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Kenneth E. Scott

March 11, 2016 |

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

Kenneth E. Scott, age 57, of Irwin, died Thursday, March 10, 2016.  He was born in McKeesport on November 24, 1958 and is the son of Artha C. Westerberg Scott and the late William E. Scott. Kenneth was predeceased by his daughter, Jeanna Scott; brother Daniel and his wife Donna Scott.

 
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Patricia A. (Cottom) Rotharmel

March 11, 2016 |

By willig | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Patricia A. (Cottom) Rotharmel, 80, of McKeesport, died March 10, 2016, at UPMC McKeesport. She was born March 3, 1936, in McKeesport, daughter of the late Clark A. Cottom and Sylvia (Moon) (Cottom) Burke. Patricia was a long time member of the Highland Grove United Methodist Church in McKeesport. She was a member of the church's UMW (United Methodist Women's group), a Sunday school teacher for a time, also a member of the church's choir.

 
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Florence "Prissy" Gerendash

March 11, 2016 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

Florence “Prissy” Gerendash, 95, of McKeesport, died Thursday, March 10, 2016 at home.

 
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