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Nicholas J. Dilucente

August 23, 2019 |

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

Nicholas J. DiLucente, age 66, of West Mifflin, died Thursday, August 22, 2019.  He was born in Braddock on January 7, 1953 and is the son of Carmela DiNinno DiLucente and the late Joseph DiLucente.  He was employed at US Steel Irvin Works Local #2227 in West Mifflin. He was a loving husband and father who dedicated his life to taking care of his family. From listening to his transistor radio as a youth to his love of satellite radio through his Sonos speaker, “Fee” was an ardent music lover.

He is survived by his loving wife, Donna Paczak DiLucente; sons, Joseph (Stefani) DiLucente of Irwin and Dominick DiLucente of West Mifflin; granddaughter, Scarlett; sisters, Patty (George Jr.) Shaw of Murrysville and Linda DiLucente of Glassport; He is the uncle and Godfather of George III and Taylor Shaw; Also his beloved cat, Bella, who would never leave his side.

Family and friends will be received at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation & Mortuary Services, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, Supervisor 412-678-6177) on Sunday, August 25, 2019 from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm.  Services will be Monday, August 26, 2019 at 10:00 am in the funeral chapel.  Entombment will follow.  To share a memory or condolence visit strifflerfuneralhomes.com.

 


Justine Handshue

August 22, 2019 |

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

Justine (Schamberg) Handshue, age 70, of Elizabeth passed away on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at home. She was a member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Pleasant Hills. She was a member of the Bloodhound Club in Elizabeth and loved spending time with her animals. She was a music lover, loved playing cards with her family, and spending time with her grandchildren. 

 
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Charles Joseph Emert

August 22, 2019 |

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

Charles Joseph Emert was born March 3, 1933 and passed on August 21, 2019 at Mt. Vernon of South Park. Chuck graduated from Central Catholic High School and received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh. He also went to the University of Utah where he received a master’s degree in science. Chuck could tell you anything you wanted to know about the Periodic Table. He was a nuclear physicist at Bettis Atomic Power Lab where he built nuclear reactors for submarines. He retired in 2001 due to family complications. He spent his free time as a cantor at St. Isaac Jogues Church and was a photographer for their services like Communion and confirmations. He was an avid photographer, a great chef, and an astronomer. Chuck leaves behind a loving family including his wife, Mary Ann Emert, his stepchildren, step-grandchildren, nephews, and some close family friends. Visitation will be at the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth, on Friday, August 23, 2019 from 10 AM until the time of a blessing service at 11 AM with Fr. Bud Falkenhan officiating. Burial will be private. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Carole L. Bonner

August 22, 2019 |

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

Carole L. Bonner, 75, of Sewickley Township, passed away Wednesday, August 21, 2019.  She was born in McKeesport, Pa., a daughter of the late Carl and Ruth Beltz.  Carole was a graduate of McKeesport High School and owner of her beauty shop in her house in Port Vue.  Her and her husband, Thomas, were foster parents for 10 years.  She loved walking at Indian Lake in the summer and riding on the mower cutting grass and was a member of SOAR US Steel.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Renee Bonner; brothers, Carl Jr. and William Beltz.  She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Thomas Bonner; sons, Thomas D. Bonner Jr. and his fiancee, Andrea; two grandchildren, Leah Marie Bonner and Venessa Ballough; and five great-grandchildren.  She also leaves behind her sister-in-law, Judy Mollozzi; brother-in-law, Dr. Ronald Bonner and his wife, Diane and their sons, Jason and Joshua; numerous nieces and nephews, Paula, Dean, Mark, Melissa, Jennifer and Carl.  Friends will be received on Sunday from 3-7 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  A blessing service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with Fr. James F. Bump officiating.  Interment in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  Donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in memory of Carole.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Frances A. "Fran" Onofrey

August 21, 2019 |

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

Frances A. "Fran" Onofrey age 90, of West Mifflin, on August 20, 2019. She was a daughter of the late Andrew and Susan (Duffer) Harman. She was a member of Holy Trinity Church, West Mifflin, where she was past President of the Christian Mothers and Guild, former Confraternity of Christian Doctrine teacher. Former member of the former Knights of Columbus #4210 Senior Citizens and the Duquesne Annex Senior Citizens. Former secretary at Geohring and Collin Law Firm and clerk at Recorder of Deeds Court Office. Wife of the late Michael J. "Mickey" Onofrey; mother of Elaine Onofrey and Janet Onofrey both of Florida, Michael (Deborah) Onofrey of Mechanicsburg, Richard "Rick" (Jeanne) Onofrey of Plum Boro, late Daniel (surviving spouse Eileen) Onofrey of Baldwin, and the late Leonard "Lenny" Onofrey; also eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300 where a Blessing Service will be held on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Trinity Church at 10 a.m. Burial will be in the Parish Cemetery.

 


Carol A. (Ehrlich) Humphries

August 21, 2019 |

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

Carol A. (Ehrlich) Humphries, age 61, passed away Monday, August 19, 2019. She was born February 18, 1958 in Lawrenceville, a daughter of the late George and May Ehrlich. She worked in accounts receivable for Matthews International, Inc. in Pittsburgh, was an avid camper at Roaring Run Camp ground in Donegal, loved gardening and spending holiday’s and Steeler Sunday’s with family. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her brother George Ehrlich; and sister Susan Houck. She is survived by her husband of 44 years Randall E. Humphries; children Sherrie Durr and Randall E. (Dana) Humphries Jr.; grandchildren Brendan Hill, Lexie Hill and Matthew Durr; brother Thomas (Della) Ehrlich; and her beloved dog Thumper.
 
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Elmer Thomas Honick

August 21, 2019 |

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

Elmer Thomas Honick, 66, of Pittsburgh, passed away Tuesday, August 20, 2019.  He was born December 26, 1952 in McKeesport, son of the late Joseph and Florence (Randolph) Honick.  Prior to his retirement, Elmer was a heavy equipment mechanic and an avid Pittsburgh Steelers, Pirates and Penguins fan.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Edward, Charles, James; and sister, Ruth.  He is survived by his son, Ryan Honick and his wife, Sanya; brothers, Joseph, Theodore and Kenneth; sisters, Karen, Ethel, Kathy and Grace.  Friends will be received on Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  A memorial service will take place at 7 p.m.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Deborah "Debbie" E. Radu

August 20, 2019 |

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

Deborah “Debbie” E. Radu, age 59, of Glassport, formerly of McKeesport, died Monday, August 19, 2019. She was born in McKeesport on September 28, 1959, the daughter of the late Edward and Elizabeth Miller Radu. She was a member of St. Mark’s Parish in Port Vue and Liberty Boro, where she sang with the parish choir and taught CCD.

 
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Nicholas Karlovich

August 20, 2019 |

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

Nicholas Karlovich, age 89 of Oakdale, Pa died August 19, 2019 at Concordia in Monroeville. He was born February 10, 1930 in Pittsburgh, Pa., a son of the late Rudolph and Danica Karlovich. Nicholas was a hardworking construction worker. He was a proud member of the Masons, veteran of the U.S. Army having served during the Korean War and had a heart of gold. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Pauline, an infant son, David Michael, and ten brothers and sisters. He is survived by his niece Denise Pochan, grand nephew Michael and grand niece Melissa. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, Pa on Thursday from 6-8 p.m during which time a funeral service will be held at 7:30 p.m. . Private interment at Greene County Memorial Park. Because of his love of children and animals, memorial contributions may be made to a children's or pet charity of your choice. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com .

 


Charlotte E. Scarcella

August 20, 2019 |

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

Charlotte E. Scarcella, age 85, of Westlake, Ohio, formerly of McKeesport, Pennsylvania, died August 17, 2019. Born March 7, 1934, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Charles and the late Teswaja "Tessie" (Ornowski) Padjen.

 
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Ruby I. Escott

August 20, 2019 |

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

Ruby I. Escott, age 88, of McKeesport, died Tuesday, August 20, 2019.  She was born in Dravosburg on September 1, 1930 and is the daughter of the late Robert and Clarissa Trostle Boyd and the wife of the late William S. Escott, Jr.

 
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Bernice S. Brumfield

August 20, 2019 |

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

Bernice S. (Stewart) Brumfield, age 91, of Elizabeth, passed away on Sunday, August 18, 2019 at Overlook Green Senior Living. She was a member of Mount Olive First Baptist Church in Clairton and she enjoyed cooking, baking and doing yard work. 

 
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James C. Mossburg

August 19, 2019 |

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

James C. Mossburg, age 72, of McKeesport, died August 15, 2019, at home. Born January 26, 1947, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Clarence and Mary Mossburg.

 
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Mary (Vockley) Koshut

August 18, 2019 |

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

Mary (Vockley) Koshut, 92, of Duquesne, peacefully fell asleep in the Lord on Friday, August 16, 2019. Born November 28, 1926 she was the daughter of the late Mile and Bozicha Vijaklija. She was the beloved wife of the late William Joseph Koshut. She is survived by two sons,  William John (Lynn) Koshut, and Thomas Michael (Erin) Koshut , a daughter, Theresa Koshut, and four grand children, Cara, William Joseph, Mary Addison, and Samuel Koshut. She was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, Duquesne.

 
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Mark J. Lazzaro

August 18, 2019 |

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

Mark J. Lazzaro, 76, of North Huntingdon, went to be with his Lord and Savior August 17, 2019. He was born September 21, 1942 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Joseph J. and Josephine M. (Mazzei) Lazzaro. Mark was a bus driver for most of his working life and drove over 3,600,000 miles as a safe bus driver. He worked for Lincoln Coach, Pennsylvania Coach, 88 Transit, and Community Life. He also worked at Sam’s Club. At age 59 he rode his bike with friends 45 miles from Ohiopyle to Sutersville.
 
Mark excelled at everything he did. He was a member of Norwin Christian & Missionary Alliance Church where he served as an elder, a devoted Sunday school teacher and was in charge of the church van. Mark battled cancer courageously and valiantly with a trust and faith in Jesus as his savior beyond all measure. Mark was a Marine Corps disabled veteran and a member of the Marine Corps League.
 
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