Wendy L. Murray

July 19, 2017 |

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

Wendy L. Murray, 65, of McKeesport, Pennsylvania, passed away Sunday, July 16, 2017 in at home.

 
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John Paul McNamara

July 19, 2017 |

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

John Paul McNamara, 93, of Elizabeth Township, died Tuesday July 18, 2017. He was born May 31, 1924 in Duquesne and was the son of the late Edward and Effie Mae Phillips McNamara. John was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Christy Park and was retired from US Steel Duquesne Works. He was also a realtor in his younger years, a voracious reader and writer, and a published poet, in his later years. He was a USMC veteran of WWII serving in 5 invasions beginning with Guadacanal and ending with Okinawa. He was a Technical Sgt., and was most proud of being a Marine Drill Instructor at Parris Island, NC.  He was truly loved by all. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Territ Boyd McNamara, daughter, Cynthia McNamara of Elizabeth, sons, Dennis (Dr. Sari) McNamara of Forest Hills, James Boyd of Coxsackie, NY, Rick  (Cindy Mols) Boyd  of Elizabeth Township, and Kenneth  (Mary Beth) Boyd of Cooper City, FL, grandchildren, Lawrence, James (Emily) and Dr. Jeffrey O'Leary, and Ryan, Mark and Kristy Boyd.

 
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Kathleen Marie Dixon

July 19, 2017 |

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

Kathleen Marie Dixon, 62, of Christy Park, died Monday July 17, 2017. She was born May 17, 1955 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Harvey Earl and Wilma Carol Payne Dixon. She was the wife of the late Rudolph Malik. She is survived by her sons, Emil W. Thomas of McKeesport, Robert M. Thomas of Simpsonville, SC, Timothy N. Thomas of Irwin, Donald C. (Ashley) Beluscak, Jr., of Bethel Park, and Dylan M. Beluscak of Irwin, sisters, Carol Hackett of Sierra Vista, AZ, Peggy (Ken) Dresher of Tucson, AZ, Karen Roe of AZ, Julia (Paul)  Merbitz of Unionville, TN, Barbara Dixon and Suzan (Tim) Dixon of White Oak, brothers, David (Sherry) Dixon of Massillon, OH, Kenneth (Diane) Dixon of Armaugh, Harvey (Faye) Dixon of Mechanicsburg, and Edward (Deena) Dixon of Buena Vista, grandchildren, Tyler, Gavin, Aiden and Donald, III., aunts, uncles and cousins.

 
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Rita E. Crawford

July 19, 2017 |

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

Rita E. Crawford, 85, of McKeesport, passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at Excela Health Latrobe Hospital.  She was born October 11, 1931 in Cambridge, Ohio, a daughter of the late James and Ann Strahl Shaw.

 
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Ozdell Gordon Belk

July 19, 2017 |

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

Ozdell Gordon Belk, 85, of McKeesport, Pennsylvania, passed away Saturday, July 15, 2017 in UPMC McKeesport Hospital.Born March 8, 1932 in Bessemer, AL, daughter of the late Cleve Gordon and Lonnie Belle.

 
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Donald W. Nyberg

July 19, 2017 |

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

Donald W. Nyberg, 87, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, July 18, 2017.

 
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James A. DiBattista, Sr.

July 18, 2017 |

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

James A. DiBattista, Sr., age 72 of North Huntingdon, formerly of McKeesport, died July 17, 2017 at Allegheny General Hospital. Born January 28, 1945 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Dominic and Connie (DiMucci) DiBattista, and loving husband of Kerry (Hitchens) DiBattista. James was a graduate of McKeesport High School and later went on to work and retire from General Electric as a winder. He was also an active member of the Port Vue United Methodist Church. His greatest joy was the time spent with his grandchildren. He loved attending all of their games and events and was truly the best Pap in the world. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, James A. (Cami) DiBattista, Jr. of North Huntingdon, William J. DiBattista of Pittsburgh, Tisa (Michael) Giunta of Pittsburgh, Amber (Shane) Lawson of Port Vue and Jenna (Raymond) Whitney of Liberty Borough; grandchildren, Olivia DiBattista, Spencer Lawson, Kennedy Lawson, Maria Giunta, Nicholas Giunta and John Giunta; sister, Donna (Jack) Steiner of North Huntingdon; nieces, Dena (Richard) Ciccarelli and Jayme (William) King; also great-nieces and great-nephews. Family and friends will be received at Willig Funeral Home & Crematory on Thursday, July 20, 2017 from 2-8 p.m. Funeral Service will be Friday, July 21, 2017 at 10 a.m. at the Port Vue United Methodist Church, 1565 Washington Blvd, McKeesport, PA 15133. (Everyone please meet at church) Burial will follow at Round Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Port Vue United Methodist Church. Condolences may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com

 

Michelle Monte

July 18, 2017 |

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

Michelle (Galloway) Monte, age 50, of Forward Twp., passed away on Monday, July 17, 2017 at UPMC Shadyside. She was a nurse manager for 28 years for Same Day Surgery and Recovery at Monongahela Valley Hospital. A member of Elrama United Methodist Church, she enjoyed her job as a nurse and most especially spending time with her family and daughter, Gia.

 
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George Branick, Jr.

July 18, 2017 |

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

George Branick, Jr., age 87, of Tenth Ward, died July 15, 2017, at home. Born August 18, 1929, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late George and Anna (Kanca) Branick and the husband of the late Elizabeth (Sesek) Branick. George retired from US Steel, where he was a machinist. He was a US Navy veteran, serving during the Korean War. He was a member of the Port Vue American Legion Post #447. He was a volunteer at John J. Kane Regional Center, in McKeesport, for over 25 years. George enjoyed fishing and loved his pets.
He is survived by a nephew, Edward (Rebecca) Jones of Port Vue; nieces, Sandra Garman of Arizona and Bernie Jones of McKeesport; 5 great nieces; great great nieces.

 
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Rodney “Snake” “Pricy” Price

July 18, 2017 |

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

Rodney was born September 15, 1952 in Greenburg, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, USA to John W. & Audrey Costella Shine Price.

 
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Raymond A. Clark

July 17, 2017 |

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

Raymond A. Clark, age 87, of North Huntingdon, died Monday, July 17, 2017.  He was born in Pittsburgh on November 26, 1929 and is the son of the late Raymond and Thelma Jackson Clark.  He is preceded in death by his wife, Freida J. Walkow Clark.  He was retired from Mesta Machine, served in the Navy during the Korean War, and was a Purple Heart recipient. Raymond was a gun collector, model builder, and had a passion for astronomy.  

He is survived by his daughter, Cherri (Michael) Bucknam of West Mifflin; son, Raymond Keith Clark of East Pittsburgh; grandchildren, David and Christopher Clark.

Friends and family may be received Tuesday, July 18th from 4 until 8 pm at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation and Mortuary Services, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA  15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, supervisor, 412 678 6177).                               

Entombment will be Wednesday at Lebanon Chapel Mausoleum.

 
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Dr. Ralph A. Benson

July 17, 2017 |

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

Kindhearted Dr. Ralph A. Benson, age 97, of White Oak, died on July 15, 2017 at UPMC McKeesport. Born April 24, 1920 in Greensburg, he was the son of the late Harry G. and Bessie C. (Baughman) Benson and the husband for 73 years of Mathilda Bendl Benson of White Oak.

 
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Mary E. Pasinsky

July 17, 2017 |

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

Mary E. Pasinsky, age 87 of Monongahela and formerly of Clairton, passed away on Saturday, July 15, 2017 in Lawson's Nursing Home in Jefferson Hills.  Born June 23, 1930 in Clairton, she was a daughter of the late George and Mary (Inotela) Rosko.  

 
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Beverly J. Whitney

July 17, 2017 |

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

Beverly J. Whitney, age 80, of North Huntingdon, passed away Sunday, July 16, 2017 at The Grove at Irwin.

 
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Margaret A. Clapie

July 16, 2017 |

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

Margaret A. Clapie, age 81, of White Oak, died July 15, 2017, at UPMC McKeesport. Born August 10, 1935, in New Castle, she was the daughter of the late Don E. and Annie (Dickson) Clapie.
Margaret retired from the Turtle Creek Valley Mental Health Service Mhmr. She also worked for the G.C. Murphy Co. home office, in her early years. She was a member of the St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. Margaret was also a member of SMERFS, which was formed from the former G.C. Murphy Co. employees. Margaret’s true love was enjoying the time she spent with her family.
She is survived by her sister, Edna (Samuel) Reitz of White Oak; nephew; Samuel (Darlene) Reitz, Jr., of North Huntingdon , niece, Cheri (Nickolas) Ionadi of Elizabeth Twp.; nephew, William R. “Rick” Clapie of Sharpsville; great nieces and great nephews, Nicole and Caitlin Ionadi, Ashley (Harrison) Hamill and Samuel Reitz, III, Julia Clapie and Ashley Clapie. In addition to her parents, Margaret was also preceded in death by a brother, William Clapie. Family and friends will be received at Willig Funeral Home & Crematory on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at 10 a.m., in the funeral home chapel. Entombment will follow in the Jefferson Memorial Park Cemetery Mausoleum. Memorial contributions are suggested to Family Hospice Development Dept., 50 Moffett St., Pittsburgh, PA 15243.
Condolences may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com

 

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