Lucille Patricia Karaffa

November 21, 2019 |

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

Lucille Patricia Karaffa R. Ph., age 92, of Port Vue, died November 20, 2019, at Mt. Vernon of Elizabeth. Born December 31, 1926, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Falco and Annina (Ferrara) Muscente of Polena, Italy and the wife of the late Frank J. Karaffa.
 Lucille graduated from Duquesne University in 1949 with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and was a member of the Pharmacy Honors Sorority. She was the first person to open a pharmacy in Port Vue, which occurred in the early 1950s and was called "Port Vue Pharmacy."

 
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Lillian Maria Grooms

November 21, 2019 |

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

Lillian Maria Grooms,  91, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Thursday, November 21, 2019. She was born December 21, 1927 in Udine, Italy and was the daughter of the late Enrico Pincetti and Irmae Obit. She was the wife of the late Elmer G. Grooms who passed away November 2, 2016. They were married for 69 1/2 years. She was a member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth Township.

 
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Grace Marie Chalmer "Sis" Theis

November 21, 2019 |

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

Grace Marie Chalmer “Sis” Theis, age 98, of Latrobe, died Wednesday, November 20, 2019.  She was born in McKeesport on November 29, 1920 and is the daughter of the late Walter and Helen Robinson Cheshire and the wife of the late John C. Theis. 

She enjoyed sewing, crossword puzzles and spending time with her family.  She is survived by her daughter, Carol (Michael) Landosky of Latrobe; brother, Jack Theis of Elizabeth; 5 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; also nieces and nephews.  She is preceded in death by brothers, William Guiser, and Charles, Carmen and Ronald Sachs.

 
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Jeffrey P. Ritenour

November 21, 2019 |

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

Jeffrey P. Ritenour, 45, of Clinton Montana, died October 23, 2019, peacefully at home.
Born May 11, 1974, in McKeesport, PA, he was the son of Marsha and Woody Ritenour.

 
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Leona M. (Scavnicky) Marszalek

November 21, 2019 |

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

Leona M. (Scavnicky) Marszalek, 95, of Wilmerding, passed away Tuesday, November 19, 2019. She was born January 5, 1924 in Braddock, a daughter of the late Joseph and Helen (Slavkovsky) Scavnicky. She was a member of St. Jude the Apostle Church, Wilmerding, worked as a salesperson for Woolworth’s, was a cafeteria worker at Westinghouse High School, Wilmerding, and was a docent at the Westinghouse Castle. Leona enjoyed crochet, painting, writing poetry, baking, playing the piano and guitar, walking in Wilmerding Park, and spending time with her family.

 
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Edison Lee Garland

November 20, 2019 |

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

Edison Lee Garland, age 56, of McKeesport, formerly of S. Boston VA, died November 2, 2019, at UPMC McKeesport.

 
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Leonard A. Mols

November 20, 2019 |

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

Leonard A. Mols, of Chantilly, VA, passed away on his 64th birthday, October 31, 2019. Len was the son of Dolores (Wise) Mols and the late Chester L. Mols of McKeesport.

 
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Amado Anthony Gorham

November 20, 2019 |

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

Amado Anthony Gorham, 25, of Homestead, passed away Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at home. He was born August 6, 1994 in Oakland, California and was the son of Kathleen Joyce Gorham. Amado worked as a greeter at Walmart.  Amado found his foster father, Paul Hunter at Auberle of McKeesport. Amado ran up to Paul's car, at the time a complete stranger, as he was leaving from volunteering with other children. Amado yelled " Mr. Paul, Mr. Paul, I heard about you." Paul stopped the car, and the little boy barely tall enough to see in the car window said "Mr. Paul, will you foster me?" At that moment, Amado stole Paul's heart and shortly after fostering began.

 
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Carl "Red" Kremer

November 20, 2019 |

By Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home | Posted in: Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home

 Carl "Red" Kremer, 90, of West Mifflin, died Nov. 12, 2019. He is the son of the late Alfred and Rose (Kahler) Kremer; brother of the late Alfred, Elmer, Robert and Walter Kremer.  He is survived by many nephews and nieces and relatives in Germany.  He served in the Korean War.  Thank you to the staff at Southwestern VA Home and Kindred Hospice.  Friends received Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne, Mon. from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8.  A funeral blessing will be held Tues. 11:00 am in the funeral home.  Interment following St. Joseph Cemetery, West Mifflin.

 


Elaine (Mimi) Valecko

November 20, 2019 |

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

Elaine (Mimi) Valecko, age 89, of Port Vue, died November 17, 2019. She was born on October 18, 1930, in Uniontown, PA. She was the daughter of the late John and Mollie (Marva) Putanko. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Peter P. Valecko and her brother, John R. Putanko.
Elaine graduated from South Union High School in Uniontown. Elaine was a member of St. Mark Parish, where she retired after serving over 30 years as housekeeper.

 
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Ethel H. Jones

November 19, 2019 |

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

Ethel H. Jones, age 96, of White oak, died November 18, 2019, at home. Born in Port Vue, PA, she was the daughter of the late Fred W. and Gisella (Lux) Hurst and the wife of the late Jack Jones for over 64 years.

 
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Betty C. (Brown) Smith

November 19, 2019 |

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

Betty C. Smith, age 61, of Dover DE, formerly of McKeesport, died November 14, 2019, at home. Born June 12, 1958, she was the daughter of  Alonzo L. Jr. and Yvonne Mary (Washington) Brown and the wife of Doug Smith Sr.

 
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Robert Bailey

November 19, 2019 |

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

Robert D. Bailey, age 74, of McKeesport, formerly from the state of California, died Sunday, November 17, 2019.  He was born in Ontario, Oregon on March 15, 1945 and is the son of the late Leon Odell and Reta Mae Johnson Bailey.  He served in the US Airforce and was a retired building state Inspector for education in the State of California.

 
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Vivien Gail Andrascik

November 19, 2019 |

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

Vivien Gail Andrascik, 73, of Greenock, passed away Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at home. She was born February 8, 1946 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Arnold and Vera Gail (Lytle) Backstrom. Vivien worked as a regional business director for a large area healthcare company for 12 area nursing homes and was a member of St. Patrick Church in Christy Park. She was dedicated to her work and the community she served and took great pride in providing for her family, her grandchildren and extended family. She loved trips to Disney, The Meadows, The Rivers, Atlantic City and Las Vegas. During her long sickness her family is grateful for all the time that was spent together. 

 
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Theresa DeMarino

November 19, 2019 |

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

Theresa DeMarino, age 95 of McKeesport, Pennsylvania, entered Heaven’s gates on Saturday, November 9, 2019. She was born in McKeesport on April 4, 1924 to the late Frank and Nancy (Veltri) Elia. A loving wife, mother, grandmother, and homemaker, Theresa also worked at McKeesport Hospital. She had been living with her daughters, spending her time between Orlando, Florida and Winder, Georgia.  She really loved spending time with all of her family and gave us all many wonderful memories. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 50 years, Nicholas DeMarino and two sisters, Angelina Cherpak and Rose Vito.

 
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