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Rhoda E. Sedlock

January 22, 2022 |

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

Rhoda E. (Swaney) Sedlock, age 92, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Saturday, January 22, 2022 in the comfort of her home and her children. Rhoda’s greatest joy in life was her family and being Grams to her grandchildren and Great Grams to her great grandchildren. She was well known over the years by family and friends for her lady locks and nut rolls. She was an avid Pittsburgh Pirate fan and knew all the players’ names and statistics and always looked forward to spring training and that first televised game. Born August 1, 1929 in Haydentown, PA, she was the daughter of the late Orville Swaney and Marie (Hefner) Swaney. Preceded in death in 2016 by her loving husband of 65 years of marriage, Walter J. Sedlock, she is survived by a son, Walter (Susan) Sedlock of Greensburg, PA.; daughters, Diane (Eric) Olsen of Billings, MT and Joyce (Dennis) Marburger of Stewartstown, PA.; eight grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brother, George Swaney and her sister, Margaret Rhodes. She was a member of St. Joachim and Anne Parish, St. Michael Church in Elizabeth Township. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth, PA on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 from 3-7 PM. A mass of Christian burial will take place on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at 10 AM in St. Michael’s Church with Rev. Thomas A. Wagner officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Fairchance, PA. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com

 


Joseph Rymarowicz, Jr.

January 21, 2022 |

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

Joseph Rymarowicz, Jr., 72 of Glassport, passed away Thursday, January 20, 2022. He was born February 14, 1949 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Joseph J. and Mary Jane (Yandrlic) Rymarowicz. Joe served in the Army during the Vietnam War and was a part of the 1098th Transportation Company. Afterwards, he worked for Mercury Printing Company as a Printer. He attended First Evangelical Free Church for the past 40 years. Over those 40 years, he was a Cook for their Teen Ministries retreats, Men's retreats, and for any of the special breakfasts that the church hosted. After retirement, Joe became a part time delivery driver for Breitinger's Flower Shop and would help the church with any maintenance work that was needed.

 
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Peter A. Ivaska Sr.

January 21, 2022 |

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

Peter A. Ivaska Sr., age 58, of West Mifflin, passed away on Thursday, January 20, 2022, in UPMC McKeesport. Born in McKeesport on March 20, 1963, he was the son of the late Joseph and late Jean Marie (Brenner) Ivaska. He was a retired machine operator. He was Presbyterian by faith and he enjoyed Nascar, fishing, being outdoors and all sports. He was a member of the Army National Guard for 13 years. Peter is the beloved husband for 25 years to Lori (Pesta) Ivaska; father of Peter A. (Lisa) Ivaska Jr. of Conway, SC, Joseph (Roxanne) Ivaska of Dravosburg, and Anthony Ivaska, at home; 6 Grandchildren; brother of Paul Ivaska of Knoxville, TN, Lynn (Tom) Kostelnik of West Mifflin, Cindy Ivaska of McKeesport, and Geraldine Ivaska of West Mifflin; son-in-law of Michael and Sandy Pesta of Pleasant Hills. Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 23, 2022, from 12 Noon-4:00 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. Military Honors will be accorded at the Funeral Home at the end of visitation. A Memorial Service will be held in the future.

 


Shawn Eric Teamann

January 21, 2022 |

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

Shawn Eric Teamann, 55, of North Huntingdon, was greeted in heaven by his parents Lois and Joseph Teamann on January 20, 2022. He was born February 4, 1966 in Portsmouth, VA. Those that knew Shawn knew him as one of the kindest, most patient and giving people they had met.  He was a faithful man who loved our Lord, his family, his church, and his community. As a member of Immaculate Conception Church, Shawn served as Eucharistic Minister until his illness. He was a fan of The Fighting Irish of Notre Dame, the Pittsburgh Pirates and Penguins, loved taking his dog Piper for long walks, and enjoyed family vacations to Sandbridge. Shawn had a successful career as a retail manager, most recently with DSW Shoes. In October of 2020, Shawn was diagnosed with T-Cell Prolymphocytic Leukemia (T-PLL), an incredibly rare and aggressive form of cancer. He had a stem cell transplant on October 28, 2021 with his sister being his donor. Shawn fought hard but his body just couldn’t beat the battle. He leaves behind his wife Cheryl (Twigger), sister Deborah Teamann, sons Stephen (Christina) and Nathan Torok, grandchildren Abbey, Lily and Zack, mother-in-law Pat Twigger, brother-in-law George Twigger, nieces, nephews and many cousins. Shawn’s family wishes to thank Dr. Jing-Zhou Hou and his staff, Hillman Cancer Center 4th floor, and Shadyside Hospital 6th floor West for their compassionate care of Shawn. Friends will be received from 1-7 p.m. on Sunday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, N. Huntingdon. A funeral service will take place on Monday at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church. Interment to follow in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Irwin. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in memory of Shawn to Mario Lemieux Foundation, Two Chatham Center, Suite 1661, 112 Washington Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, or online donation to Mario Lemieux Foundation.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Mary Smiley

January 21, 2022 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Robert A. Waters Funeral Home

Mary Smiley, 66, of McKeesport, was born March 10, 1955, in Birmingham, Alabama She was the beloved daughter to Ethel Smiley. She was raised in Chicago, Illinois, and later moved to McKeesport where she lived for the last 22 years. Mary departed this life on January 2, 2022, at UPMC McKeesport. She was preceded in death by her mother. She leaves behind so many families and friends that she truly loved. Anyone that ever met her loved her from the start. You were never just a friend; you would always be family. Mary is survived by her loving two daughters, Tina Smiley and LaDonna Smiley; three sons, Charles Smiley, Marcus Smiley, William Smiley; all of McKeesport PA., Life-long Partner, Billy Knight; 31 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.

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Robert P. “Fudd” Mains

January 20, 2022 |

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

Robert P. “Fudd” Mains, age 67 of McKeesport, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, January 19, 2022.  He was born in McKeesport on September 25, 1954 and is the son of the late James Robert and Patricia Zuzo Mains.  He is retired as a painter from Boyer Pentek of McKeesport.  He enjoyed canoeing and camping in Smithton, PA and loved spending time with his family.

 
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Arthur L. Haywood

January 20, 2022 |

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

Arthur L. Haywood Sr., 96, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at his home. He was born August 2, 1925 in Elizabeth, PA, son of the late Roy and Ann (Filson) Haywood. Prior to his retirement, Arthur was a welder for Westinghouse, a veteran of the US Navy having served during WWII and was a member of Norwin Alliance Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Martha A. (Marcus) Haywood and sister, Doris Bartilini. He is survived by his son, Art Haywood Jr.; daughter, Sheri Tyszkiewicz and her husband Robert F.; grandchildren, Felisha Baumgartner, Brooke and Robynshere Tyszkiewicz and Derrek Haywood. Visitation will be held from 1-3 p.m. in the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, N. Huntingdon, PA. A funeral service will take place at 2 p.m. and military honors will be performed at 3 p.m. Interment will be private in Lebanon Church Cemetery, West Mifflin. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


B. Lorayne Reynolds

January 20, 2022 |

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

B. Lorayne Reynolds, 92, of N. Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at UPMC East. She was born March 15, 1929 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Deano and Viola (Elwood) Campoli. Lorayne was a bartender at the Eagles in Irwin and enjoyed camping, playing Bingo and visiting casinos. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Fred “Bob” Reynolds; and sisters, Marian Thompson and Marie Etta Schaefer. She is survived by her daughter, Denise Weixel; grandchildren, Jason Weixel, Kristi (Matt) Helinski; great-grandchildren, Sophia Weixel and Thomas Isherwood. Friends will be received from 3-7 p.m. on Monday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, N. Huntingdon, PA 15642. There will be no funeral service and interment will be private. Donations may be made to the White Oak Safe Haven in memory of Lorayne. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Jerome J. "Jerry" Olack

January 20, 2022 |

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

Jerome J. "Jerry" Olack, age 83, of Liberty Borough, died January 19, 2022, at UPMC McKeesport Hospital.  Born July 9, 1938, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Joseph A. and Mary (Cverna) Olack and husband of the late Carol (Thompson) Olack.  Jerry was a member of the former Blue Rock Club, Jack Ham Dobre Shunka Fan Club, and the Port Vue Athletic Association.  He was active in many local bowling leagues and was an avid Pittsburgh sports fan.  He is survived by his significant other for over 30 years Sally Williams; children, Cindy Olack, Shelley (Jim) Supinsky, Joe (Marianne) Olack, Tim "Stitch" (Barb) Olack, and J.J. Olack, all of Port Vue; grandchildren, Joseph Olack, Bill Stearns, Sami Olack, Mandi Olack, D.J. Olack, Jamie Olack, Deanna Jakubek, Josh Miller, and Kyle Miller; great-grandchildren, Jacob Hutchinson and Jayden Olack.  He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.  He was also preceded in death by a son, Ronald "Ron" Olack, and sister, Joanie Farmer.  Arrangements were entrusted to Willig Funeral Home & Crematory.  Condolences and memories may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com.
Charles Danforth, Supervisor

 


Mary Ann Palmer

January 20, 2022 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Mary Ann Palmer, 60, of North Huntingdon, formerly of North Versailles, died Wednesday January 5, 2022 at home. She was born June 2, 1961 in McKeesport the daughter of the late Thomas J. Sr. and Mary J. (Giovanicci) Palmer. She was a 42 year employee of Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory, West Mifflin. She was a member of the Norwin Community Group and a supporter of White Oak Animal Safe Haven. She loved dogs and enjoyed gardening and camping. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her brother Thomas J. Palmer Jr. She is survived by her niece and nephews Deborah Patane of Tampa, FL, Thomas J Palmer of West Jefferson, NC, and David J. Palmer of Irwin, also great nieces and nephews, a great great nephew, cousins, and many friends.

 
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Dennis Brown Scherff

January 20, 2022 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Dennis Brown Scherff, 91, of North Huntingdon, died Thursday January 23, 2022. He was born April 5, 1930 in North Huntingdon Township, a son of the late Florian E. and Anna M. (Daily) Scherff. Dennis graduated from North Huntingdon High School, Class of 1948 and served as a Sergeant in the Army from 1948 to 1953. Upon returning from the military he worked at Westinghouse Airbrake Company in Wilmerding as a systems analyst from 1953 until his retirement in 1993. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and time spent at camp in Potter County. He loved to garden and taking care of the family orchards and strawberry field. As a child he loved to hunt pheasant and once even shot an albino pheasant. He enjoyed all sports and played softball as a child. You could always find him watching Pittsburgh sports especially his favorite team the Pittsburgh Penguins.

 
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Rebecca “Becky” M. (Gerardi) Swenson

January 20, 2022 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Rebecca “Becky” M. (Gerardi) Swenson, age 58, passed away at home surrounded by her family on Saturday, January 15, 2022. She was born April 21, 1963 in Pittsburgh, the daughter of William “Bill” and Marjorie Gerardi. Becky focusing on raising her family and had a passion for following her sons involvements in the bands at Norwin and Pitt, then worked a number of places including being a clerk at the Holiday Inn Express in North Huntingdon. She is preceded in death by her daughter Elizabeth Marie Swenson. She is survived by her husband of over 24 years Robert J. Swenson; sons Robert S. Titus of Uniontown, Robert (Fiancé Jaclyn) Swenson of Irwin, Nicholas Swenson of Irwin and Tyler Swenson of Irwin; brothers William Gerardi of Apollo and Christopher Gerardi of Apollo; and her dog Max.

 
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Thomas J. Suwala

January 19, 2022 |

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

Thomas J. Suwala, of North Huntingdon, passed away suddenly Tuesday, January 18, 2022. He was born in Pittsburgh on July 7, 1942. Survived by his wife Patricia Suwala, daughter Kimberly M. Joseph (her husband Chris M. Joseph), son Paul Suwala (deceased) grandchildren Brooke L. Yow (husband Michael Yow), Troy A. Joseph (wife Brianna Joseph) and great-grandchild Kaia N. Yow. His sisters Dolores Damski (husband Robert Damski, deseased), Diane Bonesio (husband Angelo Bonesio). He was retired from his profession leading sales efforts across several national companies. He loved his family and spending time with his grandchildren. He enjoyed spending weekend days polishing and taking care of his cars. There will be no visitation. Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA 15642. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


William C. Schneck

January 19, 2022 |

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

William C. Schneck, 63, of Irwin passed away Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at Forbes Regional Hospital. He was born March 23, 1958 in Johnstown, son of Shirley (Commers) Holcomb and the late George Schneck. William was a scheduler for Home Healthcare and a member of Calvary Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and spending time with his children. He is survived by son, Liam; daughter, Eliana; brother, Mark Schneck and his wife, Blythe; nieces, Savannah and Gabriella; and nephew, Tanner. There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, N. Huntingdon, PA 15642. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Frederick J. Greiner

January 19, 2022 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Frederick Joseph Greiner, 84 of Glassport, passed away on Monday, January 17, 2022, at Havencrest Nursing Home. He was born in McKeesport on June 17, 1937, to the late Joseph and Lillian (Coddington) Greiner. Frederick was the loving husband of over 40 years to the late Grace (Warnick) Greiner. He is survived by his sons Joseph and Michael (Jennifer Ralston) Greiner, both of Glassport. Further survivors include brothers William (Maureen) Greiner of Floreffe and Edward Greiner of Florida, and sisters Dolly (Ken) Rosier of Liberty Borough and Rosie (Pat) Trayer of North Huntingdon. Additional survivors include grandchildren Crystal, Justin, Brandon (Felicia Sharbaugh), Brian, and Lillian, as well as great grandchildren Spencer, Bailey, Hunter, Paige, Naveah, and Serenity. Frederick was preceded in death by his parents, wife Grace, brother Robert, sisters Diane Greiner and Debra, and his son David Greiner. Arrangements have been entrusted to E.C. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 235 Monongahela Ave, Glassport, PA 15045. Interment will occur at Penn Lincoln Cemetery on Monday, January 24, 2022, at 2 p.m. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

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    Joseph Rymarowicz, Jr.

    Peter A. Ivaska Sr.

    Shawn Eric Teamann

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    Robert P. “Fudd” Mains

    Arthur L. Haywood

    B. Lorayne Reynolds

    Jerome J. "Jerry" Olack

    Mary Ann Palmer

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