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Ronald W. "Beast" Richards

May 27, 2018 |

By Willig Funeral Home - Cremation Services | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Cremation Services

Ronald W. "Beast" Richards, age 48, of White Oak, died May 25, 2018, at home. Born June 22, 1969, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Ronald W. Richards and Geri (Bach) Anderson.

 
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Magdalena "Madelyn" Maturkanic

May 27, 2018 |

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

Magdalena "Madelyn" Maturkanic, age 90, of Albany Georgia, formerly of North Versailles, died May 24, 2018, in Albany.

 
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Bob A. Shuster

May 27, 2018 |

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

Bob A. Shuster, age 75 of Clairton, passed away on Saturday, May 26, 2018.  Born October 16, 1942, he was a son of the late Martin W. and Emma M. (Latine) Shuster.  Bob worked in hotel management, which took him cross-country.  He eventually returned home acting as caregiver to his elderly parents. 

 
 
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Smith Obituary

May 26, 2018 |

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

David R. Smith, 73, died May 22, 2018.  He is the son of the late Albert and Anna Marie (Martin) Smith.  He is survived by his sister Marilyn Wright; nieces and nephews and many lifelong friends.  A graveside service will be held at Riverview Cemetery at a later date.  Funeral arrangements by Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne.

 


John T. Derry lll

May 26, 2018 |

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

JOHN T. DERRY III age 39, of Jefferson Hills, formerly of West Mifflin, on May 24, 2018. Born in McKeesport on December 21, 1978, he was the son of John T. (Jill) Derry Jr. of Tarpon Springs, FL and Debbie (Malloy) Derry of West Mifflin. Husband of his childhood sweetheart, Sadie (Richards) Derry, to whom he was married for 13 years; father of Eva Derry, age 9 and Levi Derry, age 4; grandson of Marcia (Late James) Malloy of West Mifflin and Margaret (Late John Sr.) Derry of West Mifflin; son-in-law of Thomas and Lola (Bowers) Richards of Jefferson Hills; brother of Kristopher (Jennifer) Derry of N. Huntingdon; brother-in-law of Britt (Joseph) Oliver of Jefferson Hills, and Grace (Brian) Dittman of Jefferson Hills. Also survived by aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews and his beloved dog, Bentley. Visitation Sunday, May 27, 2018 from 2-8 at MALOY - SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 412-466-3300 where a funeral service will be held at 8 p.m. with Pastor Chris Jerin of the Jefferson Hills Bible Church officiating. Memorial contributions may be made for the children's education fund.

 
 
 
 


Alexis C. Troll

May 25, 2018 |

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

Alexis C. Troll, age 24, of North Huntingdon, died May 23, 2018, at home. Born September 14, 1993, in Detroit, MI, she was the daughter of the late David Troll and Annette (Kwiecinski) Troll.

 
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Merton Hersh

May 25, 2018 |

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

Merton Hersh, age 92, of McKeesport, died May 24, 2018. He was born in McKeesport on May 30, 1925 and is the son of the late Harry Hersh and the late Irene Einzig Hersh Stein. He was a WW II Army veteran with the 79th Division, 313th Infantry Regiment. He was awarded the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Ribbon with four Bronze Stars, the American Theater Campaign Ribbon, the Combat Infantry Badge, the WW II Victory Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. He was a member of Temple B’Nai Israel, the Allied War Veterans and a life member of the Jewish War Veterans and the Disabled American Veterans.  Merton graduated from the University of Pgh. in 1950 with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry and then in 1952 from the University of Pgh. School of Business Administration with a Masters in Merchandising and Advertising. He is survived by many cousins and friends.

 

 
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Daniel K. Gorgey

May 25, 2018 |

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

Daniel K. Gorgey, age 70 of Jefferson Hills, passed away Thursday, May 24, 2018  at LifeCare Hospitals of Pittsburgh - Suburban Campus in Bellevue.  Born January 27, 1948 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Daniel and Agnes (Dolinsky) Gorgey.  A retired Chemical Technician at Westinghouse's Bettis Plant in West Mifflin, Daniel was a member of Ascension of Our Lord Byzantine Catholic Church in Clairton.  

 
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Daniel D. Dunlay

May 25, 2018 |

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

Daniel D. Dunlay, age 86 of McKeesport, died at home Thursday, May 24, 2018. He was born March 31, 1932 in McKeesport, the son of the late James F. and Helen T. Bicsey Harman Dunlay. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, David M. Harman and James J. Dunlay. A 1950 graduate of McKeesport High School, Daniel attended the former Carnegie Institute of Technology before serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. As a skilled draftsman, he worked for USS Christy Park, Westinghouse Astronuclear and Contraves. He enjoyed walking, golf, and puzzles, and was an avid reader and handyman. He had a talent for writing and art that gave him much pleasure.

 
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Cayden Di'Cari Kirk

May 24, 2018 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

Cayden Di’Cari Kirk (our little fighter), 18 days old, of McKeesport, passed away on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at Magee-Womens Hospital.  Born May 4, 2018, in Pittsburgh, he was son of Dalyn Jackson and Cameron Kirk.

In addition to his parents, Cayden is survived by brother, Camdyn Kirk; grandparents, Dana Jackson and David Stephenson, and Angela Kirk and Terry Jones; great grandfather, Ronald Jackson; great grandmother, Belinda Kirk; aunts and uncles, Davaya, Darius, and David Stephenson, and Kaloni, Teri, Kyla, and Tyreek Jones, and Christian, De’Anthony, and Codi Kirk; and many cousins.  Thank you for your prayers and support during our time of loss. It has meant so much to our family.

Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA 15132 is in charge of arrangements.

 


William M. Planich

May 24, 2018 |

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

William “Billy” M. Planich, age 68, of Jefferson Hills, passed away on Sunday, May 20, 2018 at UPMC Presbyterian. He was a retired self-employed painter for Al (Yacavace) & Bill Painting in Jefferson Hills and surrounding areas. His favorite pastime was preparing elaborate meals and sharing with family and friends. He loved mostly all genres of music but especially jazz, both old and new.  He was a car enthusiast, reading every automobile book he could get his hands on, and loved to watch Velocity 24/7 and/or any auto auction.

 
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Nina (Martinelli) Heath

May 24, 2018 |

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

Nina (Martinelli) Heath, age 88, of Elizabeth passed away Monday, May 21, 2018. She was born September 6, 1929 in Blythedale, a daughter of the late Evelino and Elisabetto Martinelli. She was a member of the Central Highlands Methodist Church in Elizabeth. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband Thomas Heath; daughter Cathy Thornton; and her brothers and sisters. She is survived by her son John T. Heath of Elizabeth; grandchildren Patrick Thornton, Adria Markowsi and Thomas Thornton; and two great grandchildren. No visitation.
 
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John J. Tapocik

May 24, 2018 |

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

John J. Tapocik, 86, Michigan City, Indiana, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family Monday, May 21, 2018 at 8:00 pm in Franciscan Health - Michigan City.

 
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Joseph Vujatovich

May 24, 2018 |

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

JOSEPH VUJATOVICH age 93, of Duquesne, on May 23, 2018. He was a son of the late Stanko and Sarah (Momchilovick). He was a retired owner of Joe's Luncheonette in Duquesne. He was a member of St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church, McKeesport. He proudly served his country in the Navy during WWII. He was the beloved husband of Norma (DeBaise) Vujatovich for 67 years; father of Anita Tovich of Pittsburgh; brother of Dorothy Gagich of Houston, TX, and the late Nick Vujatovich. Visitation on Friday from 2-6 p.m. at the MALOY - SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300. Graveside Service will be on Saturday at 11 a.m. at McKeesport - Versailles Cemetery with military honors, Very Rev. Stevo Rocknage officiating. Everyone please meet at the cemetery.

 


Marie Cardamone

May 23, 2018 |

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

Marie Cardamone, age 70, of McKeesport, died Monday, May 21, 2018.  She was born in Pittsburgh on March 11, 1948 and is the daughter of the late Anthony and Pauline Carroll Andrucci.  She worked as a housekeeper at various locations for over 30 years.  She loved Bingo, baking, cooking and spending time with her family. 

 
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