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BARBARA L. MANNELLA

October 17, 2019 |

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


BARBARA L. MANNELLA age 82, of West Mifflin, on October 17, 2019. She was the daughter of the late George and Mary (Durkin) Bird. Barbara was retired from Western Penitentiary in the Accounts Payable Department and was a school bus driver and bus monitor. She also volunteered for the Peace Corps and spent two years in Samoa. She also enjoyed shopping and going to dinner. Wife of the late Michael Mannella; mother of Michael (Debbie) Mannella of Conway, SC, Sandra Mannella of Munhall, and the late Gary Mannella and the late James J. Mannella; also seven grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren; sister of the late George Bird and the late Albert Bird; sister-in-law of Mary Mannella. Visitation Sunday, October 20, 2019, 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 Monday at 9:30 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at St. Agnes Church, West Mifflin at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Holy Name Cemetery, West Mifflin. Memorial contributions may be made to Huntington's Disease Society of America, hdsa.org

 


Frances Bartifay

October 17, 2019 |

By William H. Craig Funeral Home | Posted in: William H Craig Funeral Home

Frances Bartifay, 89, of McKeesport, passed away on October 15, 2019 in UPMC McKeesport.

 
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Roberta "Bobbie" Kay Warf

October 17, 2019 |

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

Roberta "Bobbie" Kay Warf, 82 of Conway,  passed into paradise on Wednesday, October 16th to the loving arms of Jesus and Mother Mary. She was born in Helena, Montana on November 3, 1936 accompanied by twin brother Robert, the 4th and fifth children of Victor & Bertha (Sangray) Proul. Roberta spent her working years in the business world in banking and office management. Her children and her Catholic faith were the center of her life. Her faith pilgrimages strengthened her already strong belief and fostered many  friendships. She was preceded in passing by her parents and brothers and their wives; Richard and Patricia, Robert and Marlyn, Victor Jr. and wife Loretta. She is survived by children Anthony Warf  of Rochester and Juliane  Banks of Elizabeth, Josie and Mattie Banks her two biggest fans, sister Blanche Proul of Anaconda, Montana,  brother Ronald and wife Nadean Proul of Swan Lake Montana,  grandchildren, Josephine, Matilda, Angel, Anthony, Ava, Clayton, and George, and many nieces and nephews.

 
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Eva G. Denham

October 17, 2019 |

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

Eva G. (Workman) Denham, age 61, of Elizabeth, passed away on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at UPMC Presbyterian. Born March 26, 1958 in Monongahela, she was a daughter of the late William S. and Jonette (Ware) Workman and wife of the late Greg Denham. She is survived by daughter, Erin (Michael) Stevens of Elizabeth; son, Ian Denham of Greensburg; granddaughter, Mia Collage of Elizabeth; sister, Jonell (Tony) Amicarella of Charleroi; brother, David Workman of Elizabeth; also, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. No visitation is planned. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association of PA, 810 River Avenue, Suite 140, Pittsburgh, PA 15212. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth.

 
 
 


Shirley M. Przybylski

October 17, 2019 |

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

Shirley M. Przybylski, age 81, formerly of Elizabeth, passed away on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at Riverside Care Center. She retired as a clerk for Guardian Industries in West Elizabeth and was a former employee of U.S. Steel and Grant Department Store. 

 
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Gregory Paul “Cabbage” Kavalukas

October 17, 2019 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

 

Gregory Paul “Cabbage” Kavalukas, 67, of Glassport, formerly of McKeesport, passed away on Wednesday October 16th, 2019 at the John J. Kane Regional Center in McKeesport. He was born in McKeesport on June 17th, 1952 to the late Peter and Catherne Mols Kavalukas. Gregory is survived by his loving companion of 18 years, Nancy Halt, and her daughters, Angela Maren (Maarten) Jacobs, and Nicole Speeney. He also leaves behind grandchildren, Sydni Speeney, Anneke Jacobs, and Ashton Jacobs, sisters, Roberta (Charles) Simeral, of South Carolina and Pamela Kavalukas, of McKeesport, niece, Shanna (Gary) Morgan, of South Carolina, nephew, Shawn (Sara) Simeral, of South Carolina, great-nephews, Conner Morgan, and Caden Simeral, and great-niece, Delany Simeral. Gregory was preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Catherne. He was a former member of St. Mary’s Church, and was previously employed by Allegheny Parks, South Parks. Gregory enjoyed playing softball, where he plated umpire, and participated in the Boys Club. Arrangements have been entrusted to E.C. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 235 Monongahela Ave, Glassport, PA 15045. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


Carol I. (Heller) Trappen

October 17, 2019 |

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

 
Carol I. (Heller) Trappen, 79, of Elizabeth Township, died October 15, 2019. She was born December 25, 1939 in Braddock, a daughter of the late Harry E. and Irene C. (Marsula) Heller and was also preceded in death by her husband Gilbert C. “Gil” Trappen and a brother Harry E. “Butch” Heller. She was a retired nurse receiving an associate degree in nursing from McKeesport Hospital School of Nursing and was a member of the board of directors of the McKeesport Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association. She was a member of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, McKeesport.
 
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Walter Carl Motz

October 17, 2019 |

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

Walter Carl Motz, age 86, of Edgewood, died October 10, 2019, at the Aspinwall VA Hospital. Born November 28, 1932, in Pigeon Forge, VA, he was the son of the late Walter C. and Bernice (Moore) Motz and the husband of the late Margaret (Jones) Motz.
Walter was retired from Stuckert Towing, where he was an auto mechanic. He was a US Army veteran, serving during the Korean War. Walter was a member of the Wilkinsburg Lodge F&AM.

 
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John A. Sotak

October 17, 2019 |

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

John A. Sotak, age 56, of Fuqua Varina, North Carolina, formerly of North Huntingdon died October 7, 2019 at his home. He was born May 9, 1963 in Braddock, Pa., a son of Barbara Hruby  Sotak and the late John B. Sotak. John was employed as the International Director of Sales for Xylem Inc. He was a 1981 graduate of Norwin Senior High School and graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering. He enjoyed cooking, traveling and sports.  He is survived by his wife Julia Sotak, three sons, Tyler and Andrew Sotak, Zach Albert, one sister, Susan Hozak and her husband Mark, nieces,Krisin Consuegra (Daniel), Natalie Calhoon (Nick) great nephews and niece Tyson, Paxton and Lucy. A celebration of life will be held in North Carolina at a later date. memorial contributions may be made to Brain Cancer Research in memory of John  .www.standuptocancer.org  . Arrangements by James W. Shirley Funeral Home, North Huntingdon, Pa www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Elsie V. (Vasilisin) Kolcun

October 16, 2019 |

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

On Tuesday, October 15, 2019, Elsie Kolcun, Dunmore, PA formerly of Duquesne, PA, passed away peacefully at the age of 83. Born in Duquesne, PA she was the daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Chabala) Vasilisin. Married to the late George Kolcun, whom she shared 53 devoted years with before his passing in 2009. They relocated in 2003 to be near their daughter Sharon and her family. Elsie was a lifelong member of SS Peter & Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, Duquesne and St. Michael the Archangel Byzantine Catholic Church, Dunmore, PA. She was retired from the Greek Catholic Union claims department. Prior to relocation she was a very active member of her church and District One of the Greek Catholic Union. Elsie passed the time crocheting, especially baby afghans as gifts, which many new babies have enjoyed. She loved to cook and bake for her grandchildren, the loves of her life.

 
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Jackeldean "Jacki" Casey Svetz

October 16, 2019 |

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

Jackeldean “Jacki” Casey Svetz of Grafton, Ohio formerly of McKeesport, died on October 8, 2019.  She was born in McKeesport on October 21, 1931.  She is the daughter of the late John and Rallie Spurnock Casey and the wife of the late Edward S. Svetz.  She is survived by sisters, Janet, Shirley and Norma Jean; also, nieces, nephews and cousins.

 
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James Dougherty

October 16, 2019 |

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

James Dougherty, age 75, of McKeesport, died October 15, 2019, at home.  Born January 18, 1944, he was the son of late James and Thelma (Woodyard) Dougherty and the husband of Sandra (Barnes) Dougherty. James was retired from Reinhold's Ice Cream, Teamster Local 205, and was an Army Veteran. He loved his family, especially his best friend  Morgan. James enjoyed camping, fishing and was an avid woodworker. James is survived by his wife, Sandra (Barnes) Dougherty, Daughter; Casey Jo (Rege) Kuzel, granddaughter; Morgan; step-grandchildren;  Taylor and Dylan Kuzel, siblings; Patricia Petro and Hugh (Debbie)  Dougherty. He is preceded in death by his parents. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on October 18, 2019, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A blessing service will be held on October 19, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. at the Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at the Grandview Cemetery in North Versailles. Condolences and memories  may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 
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Grace Joy Benteler

October 16, 2019 |

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

Grace Joy Benteler, age 90, of Elizabeth Township died October 14, 2019 at home. Born July 10, 1929 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Gerardo and Josephine (Mazzucco) D’Andrea and the wife of Earl Benteler.
Grace married her best friend, Earl, in 1956, and they spent 63 years together. Grace had worked for the Duquesne Light Company and as a caretaker for her grandchildren. She loved her family and cared for them as a homemaker. Grace was a volunteer at UPMC McKeesport Hospital in the gift shop. She enjoyed tending to her garden and cooking for her family.

 
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Arnold Harris

October 16, 2019 |

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

Arnold Harris, 77, of Clairton, Pennsylvania peacefully departed this life on Saturday, October 12, 2019, from the AHN Jefferson Hospital in Pittsburgh.

Arnold was born February 19, 1942, in Clairton, PA to the late Wallace Harris and Lorraine Jones Harris. He was preceded in death by Clarence Harris, Linda Harris, and Ronald Harris.

He received his formal education from the Clairton Public School System.  Arnold then joined the United States Army where he served honorably. Following his return home, he was employed by U.S. Steel Corporation Clairton Works and visited 1st A.M.E. Church where his family are life long members.

 
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Rufus "Poo" Morgan

October 16, 2019 |

By Editor | Posted in: Obituary

Rufus "Poo" Morgan, 53, died Oct. 12, 2019. A memorial service will be held at 12 noon Oct. 19 at The Bethany House, 2998 Boyd St., McKeesport, PA. Arrangements are in charge of Tunie Funeral Home Inc.

 

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