Russell W. Jones

December 07, 2022 |

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

Russell W. Jones, age 76, of White Oak, died on December 5, 2022, at home. Born May 27, 1946, in McKeesport, he is the son of the late Jack and Ethel (Hurst) Jones and the significant other of Carol Basista.

 
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Vicki Knudson

December 07, 2022 |

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

Vicki (Jerome) Knudson, age 56, of West Elizabeth, passed away on Tuesday, December 6, 2022 at Jefferson Hospital. She was a bartender and cook at Scotty's in West Elizabeth, a social member of Blaine Hill Fire Hall, and a member of the Wilson American Citizens Club in Clairton. Born July 7, 1966 in Pittsburgh, she was a daughter of Donna (Jamison) Jerome of Summerville, SC and the late Russell Jerome. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, William F. Knudson; daughter, Chelsea Knudson of Moon Twp.; sons, Thomas (Danielle Steligo) Reitzel of Elizabeth and Brandon Knudson of West Elizabeth; grandchildren, Zoey Steligo and Brody Reitzel; sister, Robin (Jim) Patterson of Summerville, SC; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by brother, Rusty Jerome Jr. A memorial gathering will take place in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Friday, December 9, 2022 from 2-4 PM. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Magdalene Tretinik

December 07, 2022 |

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

Magdalene Tretinik, 97, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at Golden Heights Personal Care Home. She was born October 7, 1925, a daughter of the late Stephen and Anna Tretinik. Prior to her retirement, Magdalene worked for Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory. She was a member of St. Mary's Byzantine Church in Herminie and enjoyed gardening. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Sara Nagy. Magdalene is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA 15642. A funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment in Brush Creek Cemetery. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


John Santino Anthony Molinari

December 07, 2022 |

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

Our beloved father, John Santino Anthony Molinari, of McKeesport, passed away peacefully at his home on December 1, 2022. He was born January 20, 1935, in Glassport, PA, son of the late Louis and Louise (Scapilatti) Molinari and husband of his beloved wife, Kiyoko (Nishihara) Molinari. In addition to his wife and parents, he is preceded in death by his siblings, Filomena Molinari, Margaret Denicola, Dominic, and Louis Molinari, and Violet Kovtun.

 
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Lorraine C. (Dwornick) Jesionowski

December 07, 2022 |

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

Lorraine C. Jesionowski, age 88 of Versailles, passed away on on Monday, December 5, 2022 in Havencrest Nursing Center, Monongahela.  Born July 8, 1934 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Marion (Sorocko) Dwornick.  A member of Mary, Mother of God Parish - Corpus Christi Church, Lorraine was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who enjoyed her days out.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Frank Jesionowski, who passed away October 30, 2010, her son Dr. Gary D. (Roxanne) Jesionowski, who passed away March 4, 2012, her sister Dolores J. Kolodziej, and her brothers Raython and Tom Dwornick.  Lorraine is survived by her sons Mark F. (Linda) and Eric A. (Anne) Jesionowski, both of North Huntingdon; her grandchildren Andrew (Michaela) Jesionowski of Kenilworth, IL, Matthew Jesionowski of Pittsburgh, Kimberly Jesionowski of Pittsburgh, Michael (Katie) Jesionowski of Summit, NJ, Robert (Lindsey) Jesionowski of Marshall Twp., Paige Jesionowski of Brooklyn, NY, and Jacob Jesionowski of San Diego, CA; her great-grandchildren Charlie, Emilia, twins Claire and Rachel, Audrey, and Alyssa; and also nieces and nephews. 

 
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Margaret R. Mellott

December 06, 2022 |

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

Margaret R. "Peg" Mellott, age 95, of Liberty Boro, passed away on December 4, 2022, at UPMC Mercy Hospital. Born on May 13, 1927, in Glassport, she was the daughter of the late John and Stella (Makoski) Murray and the wife of the late Ken Mellott for 56 years.
After graduating from high school, Peg was fortunate to be employed by Copperweld Steel Company for ten years. She loved her family, her faith, "old" and "new" friends, animals (especially dogs), and feeding the birds.
Peg is survived by her sons, Mark and James of Liberty Boro and Robert of Noblesville, IN; granddaughters, Natalie (Ryan Taylor) Mellott and Emily (Larry) Barker; great-grandchildren, Ella, Ava, Drake, Vayda, and Vance; caring nieces and nephews.

 
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Joel T. Mance

December 06, 2022 |

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

Joel T.  Mance, 64, of North Huntingdon, passed away Saturday, December 3, 2022. He was born October 28, 1958 a son of the late Thomas V. and Mildred (Gongaware) Mance. Joel was a 1976 graduate of Norwin Sr. High School and attended Penn State University prior to starting his career as a traveling operator for Duquesne Light Company, for which he earned 38 years of service before retirement. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Irwin and could always be counted on to help friends, family and neighbors in need. He was an excellent cook, baker, talented artist and avid outdoorsman, who enjoyed fishing and especially hunting grouse in his favorite woods in Indiana County. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Neil Mance and grandparents, Valentine and Rosa (Sajovitz) Mance and H. Glenn and Elva (Gress) Gongaware. He is survived by his wife, Diane Duffy Mance; children, Forrest and Elizabeth Mance of North Huntingdon; brothers, Val (Marilyn) of Sugar Loaf, Pa., Dale of Arizona; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends will be received from 2-8 p.m. on Thursday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642. A funeral service will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment to follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made online to the National Pancreas Foundation, www.nationalpancreasfoundation.org.   www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Nancy Carol Capane

December 06, 2022 |

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

Nancy Carol Capane, 82, of North Versailles, formerly of Elizabeth Township, passed away Saturday, December 3, 2022 at home. She was born August 25, 1940 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late William H. and Helen (Walker) Crosby. She was the wife of the late Anthony D. "Moe" Capane who passed away March 10, 2021. She was a member of Central Highlands Community United Methodist Church in Elizabeth Township, and was also a member of The Red Hat Society and Eastern Star.

 
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Thomas Scott Geyer

December 05, 2022 |

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

Thomas Scott Geyer, 77, of Mount Vernon, passed away Sunday, December 4, 2022. He was born April 10, 1945 in Wilkinsburg and was the son of the late Edward H. and Grace (Young) Geyer. Tom was a member of the Greenock United Methodist Church where he was also a Lay Reader and Lay Pastor. He was retired and had worked for ACHIVA as the Manager of Community Employment. He had previously worked for Kentucky Fried Chicken as a Training Manager and was also a Teacher at Elizabeth Forward High School from 1967 to 1980. He was a 1963 graduate of Turtle Creek High School and was also a graduate of Indiana University with a Bachelor and Master Degree.

 
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Nicholas M. Gimiliano

December 05, 2022 |

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

Nicholas M. Gimiliano, age 71 of Clairton, passed away at home on Sunday, December 4, 2022.  Born April 27, 1951 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Peter A. and Josephine (Curinga) Gimiliano.  Nick graduated from Clairton High School, Class of 1969, where he played baseball and basketball; received his Associates Degree from California State University; and his bachelor's degree from the University of Pittsburgh.  He was a musician who also privately taught music and drove bus.  He was well known as the drummer for the popular band Pure Gold.  Nick is survived by his wife, whom he met while they were both working on the S.S. Dolphin Cruise Ship and to whom he has been married for 33 years, Karen Mellor-Gimiliano; his daughter Nina Rose Gimiliano, his son Giullio (fiancee' Rachel) Gimiliano; his sister Angela Summers of Clairton; his brother Giullio Gimiliano of Jefferson Hills, and also many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

 
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Jaquawn J. Walton

December 04, 2022 |

By Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home | Posted in: Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home

Jaquawn J. Walton, age 20, of McKeesport, passed away, tragically, due to a car accident, on Saturday, December 3, 2022. He was born on January 3, 2002, in Pittsburgh, was a 2020 graduate of McKeesport High School, and worked as a fulfillment specialist for Amazon. He loved basketball and going to the gym to workout. He is survived by his dad, Matt Bradley of McKeesport and numerous brothers and sisters. Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 8, 2022, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 15110, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER, SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER, FUNERAL DIRECTOR, where a Funeral Service will take place on Friday, December 9, 2022, at 11:00 a.m., with Pastor Eric Ewell, officiating. Burial will follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.

 


Kathryn Diamond

December 03, 2022 |

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

Kathryn Diamond, 88, of Springbrook Township, PA, formerly of McKeesport, passed away Friday, December 2, 2022. She was born October 20, 1934 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Richard and Leona (Pencoski) Diamond. Kathryn graduated with her Associates degree from California State College. She worked as a School Nurse for the McKeesport Area School District for many years prior to retirement. She was a long time member of St. Pius V., and eventually became a member of Mary, Mother of God Parish, Corpus Christi. She is survived by her son-in-law, Archie Parker; granddaughter, Jillian (Jeremy) Wall; and great-grandson, Alexander Wall. She is preceded in death by her daughter, Kelli Parker; brothers, James and C. Richard Diamond; and sister, Anna Stolinski. Arrangements are by the Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, director. Funeral Mass will be held Monday, December 5, 2022 at 10:00 am. Interment will follow at the McKeesport & Versailles Cemetery. Condolences can be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.

 


Erika L. Roberts

December 03, 2022 |

By Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home | Posted in: Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home

Erika L. Roberts, age 43, of West Mifflin, passed away on Friday, December 2, 2022, in UPMC Shadyside. Born in Pittsburgh on August 9, 1979, she is the daughter of Francis and Loretta (Duran) Waskiewicz of West Mifflin. Erika was a graduate of West Mifflin High School class of 1998, worked at All Pro Screening in Hays, was a member of the Riverview Board of Directors, and was committed to her family. She is the loving wife of 22 years of Garret R. Roberts; mother of Jeramy Roberts of West Mifflin and Sierra Roberts of West Mifflin; sister of Erin Ruttenberg of West Mifflin; aunt of Shannon Maxwell and Madison Ruttenberg and great aunt of Neveah McCoy. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 6, 2022, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 15110, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER, SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER, FUNERAL DIRECTOR, where a Blessing Service will be held at 7:30 p.m., with Deacon Dan D’Antonio officiating.

 


Frank M. Andrisko

December 02, 2022 |

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

Frank M. Andrisko, age 62, of Monongahela and formerly of Jefferson Hills, passed away on Friday, December 2, 2022 at UPMC Mercy Hospital. He was the owner of Andrisko Plumbing & Heating. Born August 3, 1960 in Pittsburgh, he was a son of the late Frank and Ruth Naomi (Lynch) Andrisko. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Kathy (Adams) Andrisko; son, Taylor Andrisko of Carroll Twp.; mother-in-law, Emily Adams of New Eagle; brothers-in-law, Gregg and Sean Adams, both of Finleyville; and an aunt, Phyllis Turner of Elizabeth. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth on Monday, December 5, 2022 from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM. A blessing service will take place on Tuesday, December 6, 2022 at 12 Noon in the funeral home with Deacon Dale DiSanto officiating. Burial in Monongahela Cemetery, Monongahela. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com

 


Florence Bonadio

December 02, 2022 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Florence Bonadio- Loving Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother

  Florence “Flo” Bonadio of Glassport, passed away peacefully, Thursday December 1, 2022, at the age of 99. Florence was born November 11, 1923 to Mary Mehara and Frank Shadwick. Married October 10, 1942, she joins her husband of 56 years, Natale “Nate” Bonadio, who passed in 1998. She was the dear mother of the late Donna (Dennis) Frattaroli, David (Judi) Bonadio, and Danette (the late Mark) Stasko. She is survived by 7 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brothers- Barney and Joe Shadwick, her sisters- Irene Bonadio and many Bonadio in-laws. Flo was a proud member of Sts. Joachim and Ann Parish in Glassport where she was a dedicated volunteer at various events but really enjoyed working the fish frys. She was formerly employed as a waitress for many years at the Elbow Room in McKeesport. Flo was faith filled and walked to church every day until she was 90. She loved her family and we all knew that when we were in her presence. We will miss her signature red hair, her funny sayings, playing cards with her, her delicious Italian cooking and talking to her about her Bingo nights. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, December 10 at 9:30 am at St. Joachim and Ann Parish (Queen of the Rosary campus) in Glassport, PA. Interment will follow at Round Hill Cemetery. A heartfelt thank you to the people at Jefferson Rehab and Wellness who helped Flo through some difficult years, but especially her hospice nurse, Sherry and aide, Heather, from Caring Hospice, who showered her with compassion and care. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Flo’s memory to Sts Joachim and Ann Parish, 530 Michigan Ave. Glassport, PA 15045.
 

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