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Elease Yvonne Ingram

April 22, 2024 |

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

Elease Yvonne Ingram was born April 21, 1957,  in McKeesport, PA, the youngest child of the late Sam and Lessie Mae (Graham) Ingram. Her eternal peace and rest with the Lord came on April 6th, 2024 and it was well with her soul.

Elease was educated in the Clairton School System, attending Shaw Avenue (elementary) and Clairton Junior and Senior High School, graduating in June 1975. It was during her school years that Elease learned the power of building relationships and, while still staying true to her reserved and quiet nature. Despite being a quiet student, she was well-liked and easily recognized as one of the many Ingrams that, attended the Clairton Public Schools.

 
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Robert L. Dandar Sr.

April 22, 2024 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Robert L. Dandar Sr., 78, of North Versailles, passed away Thursday April 18, 2024 surrounded by his loving family at home. He was born March 26, 1946, in McKeesport, a son of the late Edward and Josephine (Vistal) Dandar, and was also preceded in death by his brother Ronald Dandar and sister Nancy Marghella. Bob was a member of Mary Mother of God Parish. Prior to retirement he worked for 20 years for North Versailles Township Public Works Dept., enjoyed 15 years driving school bus, and also painted for 50 years. He may have even painted your house.

Bob was an outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing and spending time with family and his dogs at Smith Grove Campground, Butler, where he was known as “Bingo Bob” for his love of calling bingo games.

Bob is survived by his wife Carolyn A. (Karnash) Dandar; his children Barbara L. (Mark) Urbano of Ingram, Robert L. (Jessica) Dandar Jr. of North Versailles, Edward V. (Susan) Dandar of Claridge, Keith J. (Lisa) Dandar of Irwin, and Ronald D. (Sarah) Jewell of Penn Township; grandchildren Bennett (Monique), Paige (Chad), Jake (Madison), Julia (Sergio), Shannon (Logan), Ryan, Brad, Josephine, Ronnie, Owen, and Caden; brother Edward (Charlotte) Dandar and sister June (John) Quintiliani; also nieces and nephews.

 
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Michelle Rizzi

April 22, 2024 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Obituary

Michelle A. Rizzi, 43, of Dover, Pennsylvania, passed peacefully Thursday, April 18, after a swift, fierce battle with gastric cancer.

Michelle is survived by her loving wife, Amanda Rizzi, and their 4-year-old daughter, Emma. She also leaves behind an extended family of near-lifelong best friends who became her sisters, complete with nieces and nephews, in the Pittsburgh area.

Loyalty and dedication can’t begin to describe Michelle’s perspective on family life. She enjoyed every moment as a parent and she devoted her life to Amanda and Emma. As she approached the unimaginable, Michelle did not waver in her fight to stay here with those she loved … before heading back to the Milky Way. The only thing she died mad about was the ending of Game of Thrones.

Before settling down to build a life with Amanda, Michelle always met her quota. She was the world’s best road-trip companion. She loved being behind the wheel for sing-along drives, dealing with irrational women, and putting Old Bay seasoning on absolutely everything. And she always believed the Ravens were the better team.

 
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Paulette Joan Anjeski

April 22, 2024 |

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

Paulette Joan Anjeski, age 80, of White Oak, PA, died on Sunday, April 14, 2024. She was born in McKeesport, PA on December 29, 1943 and was the daughter of the late John and Nellie Urbanowski Balash. She was the wife of the late Robert Bryan Anjeski, Sr.

 
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Joan A. Kotulsky

April 22, 2024 |

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

Joan A. (Ejchost) Kotulsky, 77, of West Mifflin died Saturday, April 20, 2024 at Paramount Senior Living at South Hills. Born February 26, 1947 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of Stella (Huchrowski) and Joseph Ejchost, and the wife of Joseph E. Kotulsky.

 
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Guy G. Tobin

April 22, 2024 |

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

Guy G. Tobin, age 74, of Elizabeth, passed away on Saturday, April 20, 2024 at home. A Navy veteran serving during the Vietnam War, he worked at Heckinger in West Mifflin before moving to Southern Maryland were he retired as a teacher at Patuxent High School. Born August 21, 1949 in Pittsburgh, he was a son of the late John and Bellmae (Whipper) Tobin. He is survived by his former wife, Linda Tobin of Elizabeth; son, Nicholas (Tina) Tobin of Elizabeth; grandson, Luke Tobin of Elizabeth; step-grandchildren, Jason and Ashley Hoak; sisters, Carole (William) Beyer of McKinney, TX and Karen (Wally) Vogt of Bethel Park; cousin, Larry (Kathy) Capozzoli of McDonald; many special friends in Maryland; also, nieces and nephews. No visitation is planned. A memorial service will take place at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 1640, Hagerstown, MD 21741. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Arlene Van Fossen

April 20, 2024 |

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

Arlene Van Fossen, age 82, of Elizabeth, passed away on Friday, April 19, 2024, at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. A member of St. Joachim & Anne Parish, she was a former clerk at K-Mart in Pleasant Hills and Hills Department Store in West Mifflin. Born May 22, 1941, in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Harry E. and Stella M. (Cheskawich) Van Fossen. She is survived by her siblings, Nancy (the late Larry) Boal of Elizabeth, William (Maryanne) Van Fossen of Elizabeth Township and Dennis (Roslyn Bernosky) Van Fossen of Elizabeth; also, cousins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Harry Van Fossen, Jr. and Ronald Van Fossen. No visitation is planned. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Wednesday, April 24, 2024, at 10 AM in St. Michael Church with the Rev. Thomas J. Burke officiating. EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT THE CHURCH. Private burial in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com

 


EvaLyn Cribbs

April 20, 2024 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

EvaLyn F. Bachisin Cribbs, 90 of Dravosburg, formerly of McKeesport, passed away on Friday April 19th, 2024 at UPMC McKeesport Hospital. She was born in UPMC McKeesport Hospital on March 3rd, 1934 to the late Stephen and Anna Habin Bachisin. EvaLyn was the loving wife of 58 years to George A. Cribbs Sr. She is survived by her children George A. Cribbs Jr. of Dravosburg, Jay S. (Vicki White) Cribbs of Colorado Springs, Nancy A. (Patrick) Hamilton of McKeesport, grandchildren Jill Cribbs, Alexander Hamilton, great grandchildren Olivia Steele, Amber Carr, and great great grandchild Rose. EvaLyn was preceded in death by her siblings Irene, Julia, Dorey, Olga, Elsie, Emil and her grandchild Mindy Lee. She worked as a nurse for UPMC McKeesport Hospital for 22 years, later she was a nurse for National Tube US Steel in McKeesport, and retired from her nursing position at Bettis Atomic Plant. She was a certified CPR instructor. EvaLyn was a member of the Richland Cemetery board of directors. She was involved in the 1st cohort of the Harvard Nurses Study, as well as a McKeesport Hospital Alumni Association member. EvaLyn was a former member of St. Nicholas Byzantine Church, an usher at St. Peter, and current member of St. Thomas the Apostle. She enjoyed walking, swimming, working on puzzles and spending time with family. Family and friends will be received on Tuesday April 23rd, 2024 from 2 P.M. – 4 P.M. and 6 P.M. – 8 P.M. at I.M FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 203 4th St, Dravosburg, PA 15034. A service will take place on Wednesday April 24th, 2024 10 A.M. at the funeral home. To be followed by interment at Richland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to St. Labre Indian School Ashland Montana at https://give.stlabre.org/page/146069/donate/1?CHOSEN=50 or the Paralyzed Veterans of America at https://secure.pva.org/. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 


Wayne A. Reed Sr

April 19, 2024 |

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

Wayne A. Reed Sr. age 77 of Irwin, died peacefully at Greene Health and Rehabilitation Facility in Greensburg on April 19, 2024. He was the son of the late Donald and Marie L. Reed. Wayne was the father of the late Wayne A Reed Jr. (who passed away December of 2023) and Vaughn Reed of Irwin, PA. Prior to retirement, Wayne worked for WABTEC and as a cook at Eat-n-Park. In the past Wayne liked reading Stephen King novels, watching horror movies and going to BINGO with his family. Wayne’s love for both domestic and wildlife animals will live on through his son Vaughn, bonus son Chester Frye of Mt. Pleasant, sister Cheryl (late Garry Buckholz) of N. Huntingdon, sister-in-law Betsy A. Reed (wife of the late Vaughn Reed) of Beatty, NV, nieces Christine (Jason) Baverso of N. Huntingdon, Shelly Buckholz of Youngwood, and nephew Russell (Anna Jean) Buckholz of Westmoreland City. In addition to five great-nephews (Jacob, Jayden, Jonah, Gage and Gunnar), and one great-niece (Liberty). Wayne will be laid to rest at Brush Creek Cemetery with his late wife Norma Jean (Plues) Reed who passed away in 1984 of breast cancer. The family wishes to express thanks to the staff of Greene Health and Rehab as well as Bridges Hospice. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, Pa on Wednesday from 4-7 P.M. A funeral service will be held Thursday at 10 AM in the funeral home chapel.  Memorial donations can be made in memory of Wayne to White Oak Animal Safe Haven.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Virgie Vidil

April 19, 2024 |

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

Virgie (Pezzoni) Vidil, age 91, of Hopkinton, MA, formerly of Elizabeth, passed away on Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at home, surrounded by her family. She grew up in Union Township and was a graduate of the former Monongahela High School, where she was salutatorian of her graduating class. Virgie was a devoted leader of women's ministries for more than 30 years and held leadership roles for Come Together in Jesus' Name and both the Elizabeth and Monongahela chapters of Mary & Martha Joy Fellowship. She responded to many invitations to preach God’s Word to various churches and women's groups throughout the Monongahela Valley and worshipped as part of several area congregations over the years. She also was a founding board member of Beyond Survival Ministries, Inc. Born September 21, 1932, Virgie was the second of four daughters of the late George Emerson and Elizabeth Rose (Sepe) Pezzoni. She is survived by her husband of 69 years, Richard A. "Rich" Vidil; children, Lori (Rev. James) Dries of Milton and Richard S. (Jeanne) Vidil of Hopkinton, MA; grandchildren, Hope and Matthew Vidil, Christopher (Sarah) Dries, Jennifer (Kevin) Monaghan, Rebekah Dries and Joshua Dries; great-granddaughters, Mackenzie Dries, Avery Dries and Ryann Monaghan; great-grandson, Bennett Monaghan; sisters, Dolores Petros of North Canton, Ohio, June (John) Garbutt of Irwin and Charlene Pezzoni of Monongahela; also, nieces and nephews. There will be a memorial gathering in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Friday, July 12, 2024 from 6-8 PM. A memorial service will take place on Saturday, July 13, 2024 at 10 AM at the Christian Center Church in Belle Vernon with Pastor Tom Harding of Full Gospel Assembly, Monongahela, officiating. EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT THE CHURCH. Burial will follow in Monongahela Valley Memorial Park, Donora. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Barbara Faye Mincone

April 19, 2024 |

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

Barbara Faye Mincone, 92, of Hutchinson, formerly of Elizabeth Twp, passed away Friday, April 19, 2024 at home. She was born August 5, 1931 in Star Junction and was the daughter of the late Arthur and Edna Haney.  Barb was the wife of the late Angelo Joseph Mincone, who passed away July 6, 2006.  She had worked for over 45 years in the cafeteria of Elizabeth Forward High School, where she was affectionately known as "Barb the lunch lady" before retiring in 2006. She will be greatly missed. There will be no visitation.  She is survived by her daughter, Sherry S. (Jim) Hayton; grandson, Walter (Jen) Hayton IV; and great-granddaughter, Amanda Hayton.  Private inurnment will be held in Fells Church Cemetery. Arrangements are by the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, Director.  Condolences may be made at GilbertFuneralHomeandCrematory.com

 


Mary Jane McCorkle

April 19, 2024 |

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

Mary Jane (Hodge) McCorkle, 97, of Elizabeth Township, formerly of Jefferson Hills, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 18, 2024, at Jefferson Hospital. Born October 23, 1926, in Smock, she was a daughter of the late David and Anna Mae (Kennedy) Hodge and loving wife of the late Robert A. McCorkle Sr. Mary Jane is survived by her children, Robert A. (Janice) McCorkle, Jr., of Liberty Borough, PA, David McCorkle of Somerset, PA, Douglas (Marlene) McCorkle of Warren, PA, Scott McCorkle of Dravosburg, PA, and Lani (Eric) Knabenschuh of Elizabeth Township, PA with whom she resided. Mary Jane was the loving grandmother of Robert (Stephanie) McCorkle, III of Liberty Borough, David McCorkle of Somerset, Amy (Amber) McCorkle-Williams of Jefferson Hills, Amanda (Rick) McCorkle of Conway, SC, Joshua (Jocelyn) McCorkle of Upper St. Clair, Vicki Sue McCorkle of Salt Lake City, UT, Elizabeth (Timothy) Liedl of Houston, PA, Emily Knabenschuh of Elizabeth Twp, and Jon (Cheryl) Knabenschuh of Vineyard, UT. Mary Jane was the loving great-grandmother of eighteen. She is also survived by her sister, Alice Bucy of Portage, IN and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by eight of her siblings, Anna Mae Core, Gwendolyn Hodge, Clyde Hodge, David Hodge, Jr., Margaret Schwarz, Ruth Smitley, Robert Hodge and John Hodge; daughter-in-law, Vilma McCorkle; and her granddaughter, Kelly Singleton. She was a member of Pine Run United Methodist Church in Clairton and attended The Church of God in Monongahela. Mary Jane is a past member of the Women of the Moose in Elizabeth and a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary serving many years at Post 803, Clairton, prior to transferring membership to Kastan-Uveges Post 7632 in Elizabeth, supporting our Veterans for more than 75 years. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Monday, April 22, 2024, from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. A funeral service will take place on Tuesday, April 23, 2024, at 10 AM in the funeral home chapel with Pastor John Burdett officiating. Burial will immediately follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Township. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made, in Mary Jane’s name, to The Church of God, 531 West Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Charles Hammerberg

April 18, 2024 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Obituary

Charles Hammerberg passed away peacefully on April 15, 2024. He was born January 3, 1931, to Fritz and Edith Hammerberg in McKeesport, Pennsylvania. He graduated from McKeesport High School in 1948. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Duke University in 1954. After college, he worked for the American Bridge Division of US Steel for a short time and then entered the US Army in 1955 and was honorably discharged in 1957.

During this time he married Norma Hassel, daughter of Clyde and Jane Hassel, on August 27,1955. After he was discharged from the Army, he went to work for Hammerberg Construction Inc. Upon the death of his father, he assumed the presidency of the construction company and he held his position until his retirement in 1995. He moved with Norma to Polson, Montana following retirement.

Chuck was active in a number of organizations, serving, at various times, on the board of directors for McKeesport National Bank, McKeesport YMCA, McKeesport-Versailles Cemetery, Youghiogheny Country Club, Mount Vernon Presbyterian Church, and the McKeesport Rotary Club. He was a member of the Polson Bay Golf Club and so proud that he had five hole-in-ones. He enjoyed many years of golfing and fishing with family and friends.

 
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Mary Ellen Sulesky

April 18, 2024 |

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

Mary Ellen Sulesky, age 80, of North Huntingdon, passed away on April 17, 2024, at her home. She was born on February 20, 1944, in West Elizabeth, a daughter of the late Joseph Edwin and Mary Jane Bickerton Williams. Mary Ellen was a social member of the Norwin VFW Post 781. In addition to her parents, Mary Ellen was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Alexander "Jake" Sulesky, seven brothers, Edwin, Bob, Ross, Emerson, Larry, Harry "Little Joe" and Charlie Williams, three sisters Donna, Bonnie Rae and Sylvia "Peachie".  She is survived by one son, Brian Williams, and granddaughters, Samatha Castine, Alle and Autumn WIlliams, great granddaughter Mary Jane Castine, daughter-in-law Ruth Hollister Williams, brother Gary Williams, sisters Betty Jane Coltogirone (Don), and Marlene Campbell,  three stepchildren David, Cathy and Don.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon PA, on Sunday from 10AM to 2PM. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of her niece, Nikki Hofmeister, to Prevent Suicide PA., www.preventsuicidepa.org. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Martha Krznaric

April 18, 2024 |

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

Martha Krznaric, age 95 of Hahntown, Irwin died April 18, 2024, at her home. She was born July 8, 1928, in Irwin. Martha was a member of the Calvary Assembly of God Church. She enjoyed word search puzzles and games shows including Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune. She was preceded in death by her husband Joseph Krznaric. She is survived by three sons, Joseph, Rich and his wife Sally, and Jerry Krznaric, three grandchildren, Jesse Krznaric, Kristi Olney (Chris), Kacey Burge (Levi), four great grandchildren, Daisy, Everett, Iris and Nina. There will be no visitation. Arrangements by James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

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