Charles J. Puglia

April 27, 2017 |

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

Charles J. (Pogo) Puglia, age 92, of McKeesport, died on April 27, 2017. Born in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Joseph and Felicia (Lombardo) Puglia. He was married to Lois (Horn) Puglia for a wonderful 71 years. Charles served with the U.S. Army 85th Division in Italy and North Africa during WW II. He received many medals which include; the Combat Infantry Badge, Bronze Star Medal, Good Conduct, Victory Medal, European Theatre Ribbon with 3 bronze stars. Charles was a member of the White Oak American Legion, a lifetime member of McKeesport Sportsman Club. He loved to hunt, fish, and was an all around handy man. He was a former member of St. Stephens Roman Catholic Church and St. Pius V Church and currently a member of Corpus Christi Church. He was an usher and former dart club member. Charles worked for U.S. Steel in the open hearth department at National Tube. In addition to his wife, Charles is survived by his children, Judy (Bob) Riley of Mt. Joy, Carol (Mark) Lieberum of North Huntingdon, Joe (Beverly) Puglia of North Huntingdon; 9 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Charles was preceded in death by his siblings, Josephine Uhlyar and Frances Richards, and Benedetto Puglia. Family and friends will be received at the Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home on Sunday April 30 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be on Monday May 1, 10 a.m. at Corpus Christi Church. Father Steven Palsa will officiate. Burial will follow at Penn Lincoln. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Disabled American Veterans at 1000 Liberty Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15222 or the Compassionate Care at 1725 Washington Road. Suite 509 Pittsburgh, PA 15241. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycoxjaworskifh.com.

 

Claudia Bondi

April 27, 2017 |

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

Claudia Bondi, 84 of McKeesport passed away peacefully at home surrounded by friends and family after a long and courageous battle with Parkinson’s Disease.  Claudia was born March 13, 1933, the youngest of seven children of Russian immigrant parents Anasim and Anna Arashinko.  Claudia graduated from the McKeesport Hospital School of Nursing, as well as being a member of the first graduating class of the McKeesport School for Anesthesia.  She spent her entire career as a nurse anesthetist at McKeesport Hospital where she always enjoyed helping others.  After retirement, Claudia volunteered for Meals on Wheels and kept active at St Gregory’s Russian Orthodox Church where she was a lifetime member. Claudia is survived by her husband, Donald; daughter Kimberly of Tampa, Florida; her brother Jack (Joan) Arin of Baldwin; sister in law Sandra (Ronald) Brooks of McKeesport; numerous nieces and nephews; three cats and grand-dogs Mzee and Mika.  The Bondi family would like to extend their thanks to all of Claudia’s home healthcare workers who treated her with the utmost care and compassion.  Friends and family will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Sunday, April 30, 2017 from 2-8 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Monday, May 1, 2017 at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Committal at Mt. Vernon Cemetery on Monday, May 1, 2017.  In lieu of flowers the family has asked for donations to be made to White Oak Animal Safe Haven Shelter, 2295 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131, www.whiteoakanimalsafehaven.org or the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 4777, New York, NY 10163-4777, www.michaeljfox.org.  Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Loretta Tatarzyn

April 27, 2017 |

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

Loretta Tatarzyn, age 85 of North Huntingdon, died April 26, 2017 at her home. Born June 15, 1931 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Adele (Tomkowitz) Novak, and loving wife of the late Ted Tatarzyn for 54 years of wedded bliss. Loretta was a long time parishioner of Saint Agnes Church in North Huntingdon. She could often be found tending to her flower and vegetable gardens, however her greatest joy in life was spending time with her family. Whether it be a surprise visit to the house or one of the many family vacations traveling the world, she always cherished the time with her family. Family, faith and flowers brought her the most happiness! She is survived by her children, Ted (Joyce) Tatarzyn of Rochester, NY, Ken (Denise) Tatarzyn of Brevard, NC, Jeff Tatarzyn of Houston, TX, and Trish (Scott) Saunders of North Huntingdon; grandchildren, TJ (Kate), Jeremy (fiance Madi), Amy (Hersh), Daniel (Maria), Micah, Laura, Patrick, Cory, Grant, Victoria and Austin; great-grandchildren, Teddy, Ellie, Lucian and Shayla; also many loving nieces, nephews, great nieces and great-nephews. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Dolly Stawicki, and daughter-in-law, Nancy Tatarzyn. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Friday, April 28, 2017 from 2-8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 10 a.m. at Saint Agnes Church. Entombment will follow at Twin Valley Memorial Park in Delmont. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, the Westmoreland County Food Bank, or to Saint Agnes Church. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Edward T. Kumf

April 27, 2017 |

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

Edward T. Kumf, 84 of Versailles, passed away Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at home.  Born November 17, 1932 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Anton and Mary (Kasunic) Kumf.

 
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Dorothy Sekulich

April 27, 2017 |

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

Dorothy Sekulich, age 83 of Jefferson Hills, passed away peacefully Wednesday, April 26, 2017 in her home after a recent illness, surrounded by her four children: Joe, Cindy, Cathy, and Lori.  Born September 10, 1933 in Clairton, she was a daughter of the late Matthew (Mate) and Frances (Salopek) Bekavac.

 
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Robert P. Conway

April 26, 2017 |

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

Robert P. Conway, age 75 of McKeesport, passed away on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 in UPMC McKeesport Hospital.  Born June 17, 1941 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Peter and Mildred (O'Gurkis) Conway.

 
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Palmer D. Braum

April 26, 2017 |

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

Palmer D. Braum, age 65, of Espyville, and formerly of Clairton, passed away on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at home. He was a retired butcher for Braum's in Clairton. He was an avid fisherman and a member of the Pymatuning Sportsman's Club and the American Legion in Linesville. 

 
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Henry David "Henny" Jasiewicz

April 26, 2017 |

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

Henry David Jasiewicz, 71, of McKeesport, died Tuesday April 25, 2017 at home after a courageous battle with brain cancer.  He fought until the end.  He was a 1963 graduate of McKeesport High School. Owner/operator of Renzie Auto Center and leader of, Henny & the Versa J's polka band.  Also former member of the Bell Hops Orchestra.  Henny was a 2005 Grammy nominated recording artist.

He was born May 22, 1945 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Henry T. and Josephine Balawadjer Jasiewicz. Married,  Joan A. Wirth Jasiewicz on April 8, 1967.  Father of Teri Jasiewicz (John) Binkiewicz of Pickerington, Ohio and Henry J. "Butchie" (Teresa Whitney) Jasiewicz of Hempfield Township, PA. Brother to Diane "Dee-Dee" Jasiewicz Ogrodny (late Stas) of Nashville, TN.

 
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Celestine Lesko

April 25, 2017 |

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

CELESTINE LESKO, 87, of West Mifflin, passed away Tues., April 25, 2017 due to complications of a stroke.  She is survived by her son Lawrence (Debra), Richard and James Lesko and granddaughter Jessica.  She was preceded in death by her husband Francis in Feb. 2007.  Funeral arrangements by Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home.

 

Michelle Joan Kerestes

April 25, 2017 |

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

Michelle Joan Kerestes, 49, of White Oak, died Sunday April 23, 2017. She was born August 30, 1967 in Pittsburgh and was the daughter of the late Michael and Jean Smith Marracino. Michelle was a Nurse at West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh. She is survived by her husband, William J. Kerestes, Sr., daughters, Desiree Dornetta of Brentwood and Alexandra “Alex” Kerestes of Bloomfield, sons, Joseph “Joey” (Kaitlin) Dornetta of Verona, and William “Billy” J. Kerestes, Jr., of White Oak, brothers, Michael Marracino of Bethel Park, Mark Marracino of Castle Shannon, and David (Amie) Marracino of Norfolk, VA, grandchildren, Liam Fate and Eli Lovesee, nieces and nephews.

 
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Dorothy Marie Krall

April 25, 2017 |

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

Dorothy Marie Krall, 87, of McKeesport, died Sunday April 23, 2017 at home. She was born July 13, 1929 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Paul and Ann Layesah Krall. Dorothy was a member of St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church in McKeesport. She was a retired office manager at Apter Industries and also worked at the former Zotter's Bakery in McKeesport. She is survived by nephews, Paul Krall of Fountain Hills, AZ, Joseph (Bonnie) Krall of North Ridgeville, OH, Dr. Thomas (Barbara) Krall of Seminole, FL, nieces, Mary (Walt) Krekel of Westlake, OH, Regina (Ken) Kohl of Englewood, Fl, Theresa (Keith) Brown of Greensboro, NC, other nieces and nephews, 9 grand nieces and nephews and 6 great-grand nieces and nephews.

 
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Yolanda L. (Hovan) Granata

April 25, 2017 |

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

Yolanda L. (Hovan) Granata, 68, of North Huntingdon, died Sunday April 23, 2017. She was born November 16, 1948 in Spangler, a daughter of the late Nicholas and Dolores (Lawrence) Hovan and was also preceded in death by two brothers Nicholas Jr. and William Hovan. Yolanda loved her grandchildren, enjoyed crocheting, bowling, and reading, and was a fantastic baker. She was a former employee of Wal Mart. She is survived by her husband of fifty one years Darryl D. Granata Sr.; her children Darryl D. (Diane) Granata Jr. of North Huntingdon and Kimberly L. (Bruce) Jennings of Irwin; her grandchildren Jacob, Brittany, Christopher, Dominic, and Olivia Granata and Victoria and Amber Jennings; a great grand child on the way; a sister Mary Ruth (Kevin) Byers of Penn Township; also nieces and nephews.
 
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Michael J. Cvejkus

April 24, 2017 |

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

Michael J. Cvejkus, 91, a lifelong resident of Duquesne was embraced by God in the early morning of April 24, 2017 after a brief illness.  He was born in Duquesne on February 25, 1926 to the late Michael and Helen (Koval) Cvejkus and was predeceased by his loving wife Bess (Pakan), beloved daughter Arlene Pastrick and two sisters, Mary Perun and Anna Mae Ondechek.  Michael was an English teacher in the Duquesne school system for 35 years, President of the Duquesne Teacher’s Association and a proud member of the PSEA & NEA.

 
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Kathy A. (Parlak) Miller

April 24, 2017 |

Published By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Kathy A. (Parlak) Miller, 59, of North Huntingdon, died Wednesday April 19, 2017. She was born September 29, 1957 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Edward and Dolores (Script) Parlak. She was a former day care teacher and was an avid Steelers fan. Her grandchildren were most important in her life. She is survived by her daughters Jessica May of Trafford, Tiffany Hizer of WV, and Dawn Miller of Greensburg; her grandchildren Dre, Dante, Mikayla, Lily, Audrey, C.J., and Arielle; also a brother and two sisters.
 
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Gregory C. Lacey

April 24, 2017 |

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

Gregory C. Lacey, age 58, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at home. He was employed as a machinist for Prism Technologies in Elizabeth. 

 
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