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Charles H. Bakewell

June 25, 2022 |

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

Charles H. Bakewell, age 83, of Forward Twp., passed away on Friday, June 24, 2022 at home. He was a retired educator for 38 years with the West Jefferson Hills School District, a U.S. Army veteran, and a member of the Round Hill Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth Twp. He was a former baseball coach at Thomas Jefferson High School for more than 20 years and a past member and president of the Elizabeth Forward School Board. He enjoyed golfing and attending sporting events, especially Steeler games and high school and collegiate wrestling matches. Born February 10, 1939 in Vestaburg, he was a son of the late Thomas and Jeannette (Fletcher) Bakewell. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Patricia L. (Pasquinelli) Bakewell; daughter, Tricia (Bryan) Nigut of Elizabeth Twp.; sons, Thomas Bakewell of Elizabeth Twp., Joseph (Amy) Bakewell of Towson, MD; grandchildren, Charles and Addyson Nigut, Gabrielle, Justin, Rachel, Derek, Zachary and Riley Bakewell; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Phyllis Bailey and a brother, Robert Joseph Bakewell. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth on Monday, June 27, 2022 from 6-8 PM and on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 from 1-3 & 6-8 PM. A funeral service will take place on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at 10AM in Round Hill Presbyterian Church with Rev. Dr. D. Matthew Stith officiating. EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT THE CHURCH. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Memorial contributions may be made to the Elizabeth Forward Baseball Boosters, 436 Jeffreys Drive, Elizabeth, PA 15037. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com

 


Walter F. Crosswaite

June 25, 2022 |

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

Walter F. "Walt" Crosswaite, 92, of North Huntingdon, formerly of DuBois, Pa., passed away Friday, June 24, 2022 at his home.  Born September 14, 1929 in DuBois, he was the eldest child of Walter and Blanche Crosswaite.  Following his graduation from Sandy High School, Walter served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict, stationed in Japan.  After his retirement from Consolidated Natural Gas in 1994, Walter shared his love of God and southern gospel music by traveling to numerous churches throughout western Pennsylvania.  He was a member of the Norwin Church of the Nazarene.  He also enjoyed watching the Pittsburgh sports teams.  He was the proud papa to his three grand puppies, Tyberious, Ziva and Morgan.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Barbara (Royer), daughter, Lesa, and brothers, Earl, Leon and Ronald.  He is survived by his son, David; brother, Jack; and sister, Betty.  Friends will be received from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  A funeral service will follow at 7 p.m.  Interment is private.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Frederick G. Donahoe, Jr.

June 25, 2022 |

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

Frederick G. Donahoe, Jr., age 73, of White Oak, formerly of North Versailles, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Thursday, June 23, 2022. He was born on March 29, 1949 and is the son of the late Frederick G. Donahoe, Sr. and Mary (Dupin) Donahoe; and proceeded in death by his brother, Chet Cole of Orlando, FL.

 
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Christopher Thomas Lamb

June 24, 2022 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Christopher Thomas Lamb, 60 of Glassport, passed away on Sunday, June 19, 2022, at his home. He was born in Pittsburgh on June 11, 1962, to Judith G. (Hileman) and the late Thomas R. Lamb, Jr. Chris was the loving partner of 25 years to Judy Whyel, also of Glassport. He is survived by his mother Judith Lamb of Buckeye, AZ, brothers Scott (Cheri) Lamb of Escondido, CA, and Thomas R. (Heather) Lamb III of Phoenix, AZ, and sister Shannon Mora of Phoenix, AZ. Further survivors include his loving partner Judy Whyel, her children Laura and Lynn, and grandchildren Nick and Marissa. He is further survived by nieces Megan Mora of San Francisco, CA, and Madison Lamb of Phoenix, AZ, as well as nephew Joshua Lamb of Phoenix, AZ. As a young man, Chris excelled at many sports but found a passion in motocross racing. He will be truly missed by those who love him. Arrangements have been entrusted to E.C. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 235 Monongahela Avenue, Glassport, PA 15045. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 


Ella McAraw

June 24, 2022 |

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

Ella McAraw, 91, of White Oak, passed away peacefully on June 23, 2022. Born October 19, 1930, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary (McGinty) McAraw.
She was employed at the U.S. Steel Christy Park Works for 30-plus years. Ella was a member of Mary, Mother of God Parish, St. Angela Merici Church in White Oak, and the Red Hat Society for women. Ella’s life was filled with many trips to the Twinsburg Festival in Ohio with her twin sister Mary. She traveled around the world, including several trips to Ireland, and socialized with her cousin Bernie and other friends and family whenever possible. Ella also loved watching sports and stunned many with her thorough knowledge of local sports figures as well as facts and trivia dealing with her beloved Steelers. Ella’s true passion, however, was her belief and strength in her faith. It was her faith that made her the most comfortable, knowing she was starting her new journey with God.

 
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David C. Godfrey

June 23, 2022 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

David C. Godfrey, 69, of Glassport, died June 22, 2022.  He is the son of the late Russell and Theresa (Kruszka) Godfrey and beloved wife of Cynthia (Arch) Godfrey.  In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter Melissa (Matt) Scheller; son Mark Godfrey; grandchildren Jade and Landon and sister Cindy (Ryan) Sitko.  He was preceded in death by his brother Ronald Godfrey.  David was retired from Penn Coil and was a member of the Reliance Citizen Hose Co. #2 and was also a former Chief.  Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport on Sun. from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8.  A funeral blessing will be held Mon. 10:00 am in the funeral home with Father Wagner.  Interment following Round Hill Cemetery.

 


Bonnie Jean Shaffer

June 23, 2022 |

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

Bonnie Jean Shaffer, age 81, of McKeesport, died on Tuesday, June 21, 2022. She was born in McKeesport on April 26, 1941. She was the daughter of the late Frank and Mary Lako Spalla. She was a member of the former St. Peter’s Church in McKeesport. She was very artistic and had a beautiful voice. She sang in the church choir as a young woman.

 
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Darren M. Haramia

June 23, 2022 |

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

Darren M. Haramia, age 60 of Munhall, passed away at home on Thursday, June 23, 2022.  Born July 11, 1961 in Clairton, he was a son of the late Matthew W. and Helen M. (Yonek) Haramia.  A US Army Veteran, Darren was a retired mechanic for Pittsburgh Mailing Services.  He is survived by his wife Donna (Ketterman) Haramia; his sons Mark David (Carol) Cochenour of Hermitage and Robert (Darlene) Cochenour of Munhall; his grandchildren Allan Stodolsky and Kaitlyn, Davey, Noah, Nevin, and Mahlah Cochenour; his great-grandchilden Kayla and A.J. Stodolsky; his brother Brian Haramia of Jefferson Hills; his Aunts Barb (Regis) Fiore, Deborah Yonek, and Janet (William) Clelland; his uncles William Yonek and Robert (Catherine) Haramia; and also many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and in-laws.  Besides his parents, Darren was preceded in death by his uncle Paul Yonek. 

 
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Frank G. Bonadio

June 23, 2022 |

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

Frank G. Bonadio, age 82, of North Versailles, died June 20, 2022, at UPMC McKeesport. He was born on October 18, 1939, in Lock Haven, PA, and was the husband of the late Marigold (Morgan) Bonadio.
Frank worked for U.S. Steel as a Millwright and then for the National Institutes of Health. He was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 375.
Frank is survived by his daughter, Michelle Domiano, and grandsons, Matt (Aly), Joshua, and Dan Domiano.
Arrangements were entrusted to Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.
Supervisor, Chris Odasso

 


Alice J. Kushner

June 22, 2022 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Alice J Kushner, 92, of Cairo, NE, formerly of Port Vue, PA and Canton Ohio, passed away June 11, 2022 at Tiffany Square Care Center in Grand Island, NE.

Alice was born March 7, 1930 in McKeesport, PA to Steve and Mary (Tomko) Banick.  She grew up in McKeesport and graduated from McKeesport High School in 1948.

She was united in marriage to Robert J. Kushner on September 10, 1949.  Afterwhich the couple lived in McKeesport then moved to Port Vue from 1953 to 2000. The marriage was blessed with 3 children Victoria (Vicky), Kenneth (Ken) and Robert (Rob).

Alice worked for US Steel in McKeesport from 1948 to 1953 until she had her first child, Vicky.  She was then a stay at home wife and mother.  She was always there for her children and provided a great home for her family. Ken and Rob remember Alice being a Cub Scout den mother and remember the crafts and projects they did.  She helped Vicky with her Girl Scout badges too.  She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Port Vue, PA, where her children attended school.

 
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Eli Vojnovich Jr.

June 22, 2022 |

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

Eli Vojnovich, Jr., 92, of Duquesne, PA, passed away on Friday, June 17, 2022. Eli was born October 16, 1929 in Duquesne, the son of the late Eli and Mary (Stipanovich) Vojnovich. He graduated from Duquesne High School in 1948 where he excelled on the swim team. He was an Army veteran, serving in Germany from 1952-1953. He was a devoted son and could be found, along with his brothers, working in the family beer garden, Butch’s Wonder Bar in Duquesne. He retired from US Steel. He was a lifelong member of St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in McKeesport. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Helen (Peter) Medic and brothers John, Mark (Betty) and William Vojnovich. He was also preceded in death by a niece and great niece. Eli was the favorite uncle of many of his nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. He loved crossword puzzles, jigsaw puzzles, drawing, painting and watching Pittsburgh sports. He made the best popcorn, always had a smile and will be missed dearly. He is survived by his brother Donald (Milena) Vojnovich and sister-n-law Dolores Vojnovich, all of North Huntingdon. He is also survived by 10 nieces and nephews, 23 great nieces and nephews and 22 great, great nieces and nephews.

 
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James Richard (Dick) Gantt

June 21, 2022 |

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

James Richard (Dick) Gantt, 92, of Buena Vista PA, formerly of Gaston, SC, passed away Monday, June 20, 2022. He was born January 14, 1930 in Gaston, SC and was the son to the late I.D. and Katie (Green) Gantt. Dick is a retired carpenter and a lifelong member of the Buena Vista Volunteer Fire Company. He is survived by his loving wife, Bertha M. (Sharpe) Gantt of Buena Vista; daughters, Vicki Kinner of Buena Vista, Sue (Jim) Harchelroad of Elizabeth, and Linda Hanselman of Statesville NC; son, Ricky Gantt of Buena Vista; grandchildren, Ron & Steven (Kayla) Kinner, Jeremy (AJ) & Jonathan (Amanda ) Harchelroad, and Chelsea & Emily Toman; great-grandchildren, Karson & Kamron Kinner, and Grayson & Savannah Harchelroad; sister, Melba Gantt Morgan of Columbia SC; and lifelong family friend, Edward (Bucky) Bowels. In addition to his parents, James is preceded in death by his sisters, Kathleen Gantt Howell, Socola Gantt Stockman, Nina Mae Gantt Chavis, and his brother, Durant Gantt. Friends are welcome Thursday, June 23, 2022 from 2-4pm & 6-8pm at the Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. 6028 Smithfield Street Boston, PA 15135. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, director. Service will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, June 24, 2022 at 10am with Pastor Paul Walter officiating. Interment will follow at the Round Hill Cemetery. Condolences can be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.

 


Patricia "Patty" Balin

June 21, 2022 |

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

Patricia "Patty" Balin age 81, of McKeesport, passed away on June 18, 2022, at UPMC McKeesport. Born May 30, 1941, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Francis Jess and Katherine Taylor and beloved wife to her high school sweetheart Thomas J. Balin for 61 years.

Patty volunteered at her church's religious education center and was a Cub Scout Den Mother. She was instrumental in forming the McKeesport Firefighters Ladies Auxiliary in 1973. Patty enjoyed bowling with friends in the William Penn bowling league and the senior league at North Versailles Lanes. She loved cruise ships, casinos trips, and her fluffy Bichon Frise "Pookie Bear."

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her sons, Thomas Jr. and David Balin.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Willig Funeral Home & Crematory.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com
Supervisor, Charles Danforth

 


Patricia A. Bach

June 21, 2022 |

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

Patricia A. Bach, age 83, of McKeesport, died June 20, 2022, at Kane Community Living Center in McKeesport.  Born November 3, 1938, in Cook County, IL, she was the daughter of the late William and Nelle (Caton) Fidler and wife of the late Robert E. Bach.  Patricia loved spending time with friends and family and playing bingo.  She is survived by children, Christopher (Dawn) Bach and Harriet Coffey; grandchildren, Ashley, Brandon, Michael, Chloe, Allison, and Zendaya Mann.  Patricia was also preceded in death by son, Robert Bach; grandchildren, Caitlyn and Robert; sisters, Bobbie Clemens, Harriet Fidler, and Debbie Bryan.  Arrangements were entrusted to Willig Funeral Home & Crematory.  Condolences and memories may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com.
Charles Danforth, Supervisor

 


Anita S. Germany

June 21, 2022 |

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

Anita S. Germany, age 33, of Versailles, died June 17, 2022, at home. Born December 21, 1988, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of Earl L. Germany and Yolanda (Irie Griffin Jr.) Medina.
Anita was a CNA and worked in many places such as Kane Regional, UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, and the VA Hospital. In her free time, she loved shopping and spending time with friends, and laughing.
In addition to her parents she is survived by her partner, John R. Jones; children, Jayden Coulter and Jordyn Jones; siblings, Antonio Medina, Irie Griffin III, Jayvon Germany, Jayla Germany, Jay Germany, and Shawnee Germany; also many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Family and friends may be received at Willig Funeral Home & Crematory on Monday, June 27, 2022, from 10 a.m. till the time of the memorial service at noon in the funeral home chapel.
Inurnment will follow in Round Hill Cemetery.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com
Supervisor, Charles Danforth

 

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