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Donald C. Luczak

October 20, 2020 |

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

Age 72, of Dravosburg, passed away on October 20, 2020 at home. Born in McKeesport on January 25, 1948, he was the son of the late Frank & Josephine (Romanek) Luczak. He was retired from Homeland Security as an Investigator. He loved gardening, trips to the Meadows, was an avid dog lover and enjoyed his fishpond. He is survived by his wife, Patricia (Whited) Hunt; children, Renee (Ken) Konias of Dravosburg, Dawn (Mike) Woods of Elizabeth, Twp., Denise Luczak of West Mifflin, Dennis (Kathy) Luczak of West Mifflin, George (Christy) Hunt of Baldwin, Anthony (Rachel) Hunt of Plum, Tracy (Gary) Hunt-Beayrd of Glassport, and Robert (Katy) Hunt of Swissvale; 11 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; sister, Judy (Eugene) Robbins of Dravosburg.  Visitation will be held on Monday, October 26, 2020 from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE,  15110, 412-466-3300, where a Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. Jim Condron officiating. Burial will follow in St. Hedwig Cemetery. 

 


Michele (Margie) Steinhauser

October 20, 2020 |

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

Michele (Margie) Steinhauser, 53 of Endwell, NY, passed away Sunday October 18, 2020 at Mercy House after a courageous battle with breast cancer. She was predeceased by her parents, Edward and Sylvia Margie. She is survived by her loving husband of 29 years, Kurt Steinhauser; two daughters, Sylvia and Sara Steinhauser; two canine companions, Jack and Samantha; also many cousins, nieces and nephews, and dear friends. She was a graduate of West Mifflin Pennsylvania Area High School; a graduate of Pennsylvania State University where she earned her BS in Nursing and later completed her master’s degree at the University of Maryland. She was a former Nurse Educator at The Johns Hopkins University Hospital and the University of South Carolina, Aiken. She was currently a Nursing Professor at the Decker School of Nursing at SUNY Binghamton University and taught clinical at UHS Wilson Hospital. She was an active member of the Church of the Holy Family in Endwell, where she enjoyed volunteering for various events and teaching religious education. Michele was a born leader, was committed to the Nursing profession and truly enjoyed providing training and direction to new nurses, whether it was in clinical procedure or just friendly personal advice.  Her students always said she was tough and never allowed for mediocrity, but it was to make them the best nurses they could possibly be.  She was an active member of the Pi Lambda Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, Honor Society of Nursing. Regardless of what she was involved in, she always utilized her organizational skills and liked to be in charge to ensure things went smoothly. She served as President of the Greater Binghamton Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association for 5 years, enjoyed being involved in many committees related to fund-raising and was recently the president of the Maine-Endwell Cheerleading Boosters. She was a dedicated wife, dance-Mom, cheer-Mom, Penn State fan, role-model and dear friend to everyone she encountered.  More importantly, she absolutely lived for her family and her daughters and nothing in this world was more important to her.  She will be forever in our hearts. Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 25, 2020, from 2-5 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, PA 15110 where a blessing service will be held on Monday, October 26 at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Thomas Lewandowski officiating. Entombment will follow in New St. Joseph Mausoleum, North Versailles. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in her memory to Mercy House 212 N. McKinley Ave. Endicott, NY 13760.

 


Gladys Szymela

October 20, 2020 |

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

Gladys Szymela, age 93, of McKeesport, died October 19, 2020, at Mount Vernon of Elizabeth.  She was born February 10, 1927 in Brdov, Poland to Piotra and Eleonor Czyzewska. Gladys worked at McKeesport Hospital in Housekeeping for 25 years.  She also loved to exercise and would go to the gym and walk for hours.  She is survived by children, Victor (Vickey) Szymela and Helen (the late Dr. Harry) Lanazue; grandchildren, Andrew, Lorie, Victoria, Angela, and Leslie and nine great-grandchildren.  Arrangements were entrusted to Willig Funeral Home & Crematory.  Condolences and memories may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com.  Chris Odasso, Owner.

 


William R. Vaughn, Jr.

October 20, 2020 |

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

William R. Vaughn, Jr.,  88, of McKeesport, passed away Monday, October 19, 2020. He was born December 31, 1931 in Greenville, SC, and was the son of the late William R. Sr., and Sallie (Allen) Vaughn. He was a member of Park Baptist Church where he was a former Deacon. He was a US Army Veteran and had worked for Camphill Industries and had previously worked for the former US Steel National Tube Works. William loved to golf and fish.

 
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Aloys G. Bongartz Jr.

October 20, 2020 |

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

Aloys G. Bongartz Jr., 73, of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday, October 15, 2020 in UPMC East Hospital.  He was born, July 25, 1947 in Pittsburgh, son of the late Aloys G. and Ruth Bongartz.  Prior to his retirement, Aloys was a steel worker for US Steel and a member of St. Agnes Parish.  He enjoyed participating in the renaissance fairs, woodworking and playing in a pool league.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine Izbicki.  He is survived by his son, John Bongartz and his wife, Sabrina; brother-in-law, Tim Izbicki; grandchildren, Nathaniel Cramer and Harley Bongartz.  Friends will be received from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, October 27 at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  A funeral service will take place at time to be announced.  Burial will take place at St. Mary's Polish Cemetery, McKeesport.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Florence (Nicora) Irwin

October 19, 2020 |

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

Florence (Nicora) Irwin, peacefully accepted the Lord’s hand for eternal life in the comforts of her home, surrounded by her loving family. Born in McKeesport, PA. on March 28, 1934, she was the proud daughter of the late Peter and Mary Nicora. Flo was a loving and caring wife and mother to her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

 
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Matthew T. Bauman

October 19, 2020 |

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

Matthew T. Bauman, age 36, of Port Vue, died at home on October 14, 2020.  Born August 16, 1984, in McKeesport, he was the son of Tom and Pam (Torbic) Bauman, and the loving husband of Samantha (Humanic) Bauman.  Matthew was a proud graduate of Penn State University, where he obtained his undergraduate degree in History Education.  After Penn State, he went on to Duquesne University, where he received his Master's Degree in Public History.

 
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Lois J. Zwiener

October 19, 2020 |

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

Lois J. Zwiener, age 96, of North Huntingdon, passed away Saturday, October 17, 2020 at home.  She was born June 6, 1924 in McKeesport, daughter of the late James and Anna A. (Dopcus) Kenders.  Lois was a graduate of McKeesport High School and later graduated from the Columbia Hospital School of Nursing (Cadet Nurse Corps).  She was a member of the former Christ United Presbyterian Church, presently New Hope Presbyterian Church, where she served as church deacon, assistant financial secretary, and longtime choir member.  Lois loved cooking, sewing, gardening, bowling, reading and playing games.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur William Zwiener Sr.; son, Arthur William Zwiener Jr.; and brothers, James and Thomas Kenders.  She is survived by her daughter, Marilyn A. Talon and her husband, Gary; grandchildren, Gary (Michelle) Talon Jr., Deborah (Greg) Wilson, Julia (Ryan) Yarosik, Joyce (Richard) Zwiener, A. William Zwiener III, and Daniel (Heidi) Zwiener; great-grandchildren, Brandon and Morgan Wilson, Brynn, Alana and Maryn Yarosik, Billie and Henrik Zwiener.  Services are private due to Covid-19.  Arrangements were made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  Private interment in Long Run Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to New Hope Presbyterian Church in memory of Lois.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Sherman David Howard III

October 19, 2020 |

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

Sherman David Howard III, age 50, of Elizabeth, passed away on Thursday, October 15, 2020. He graduated as valedictorian from Lompoc High School in 1987, went on to gain his private pilot’s license, and became a member of the Local Painters and Allied Trades Union No. 479. Sherman “Dave” had a love for cooking and was a true free spirit. He enjoyed life, hanging out with friends, loved music and was a true Grateful Dead fan. Dave loved his family and he adored his beautiful daughter, Zoey. He is survived by daughter, Zoey Vida; mother, Anna (Glenn) Kunig; father, Sherman David (Lynn) Howard, Jr.; brothers, Michael (Christie) Howard, Alex (Mackenzie) Kunig and Allen Rappuhn; sister, Tracy (Chris) Leigh; Zoey’s grandparents, Paul and Michelle Vida; Aunt Fran, Aunt Delores, Aunt Patty and Uncle Jimbo; also, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by the mother of his child, Christine Vida, who was the love of his life. A private ceremony will be held at the convenience of the family. Dave will be missed but never forgotten and he was loved by all! Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Regina K. Halley

October 19, 2020 |

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

Regina K. Halley, age 97, of Greensburg, formerly of Elizabeth Twp. and McKeesport, passed away on Thursday, October 15, 2020 at St. Anne Home in Greensburg. She was a member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth Twp. Born February 13, 1923 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Cecelia (Kalicicki) Klune and wife of the late Frank A. Halley. She is survived by daughter, Mary Ann Henderson of Moundsville, WV; grandson, Brian (Julie) Henderson of Columbus, OH; great-grandsons, Lucas and Zachary Henderson; niece, Sally Shaw Beatty of Wexford; nephew, Robert Shaw of Silver Spring, MD; several other nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by sister, Elinor Shaw. There is no visitation. Mass and burial are private. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Tyrelle Edward Bryant

October 19, 2020 |

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

Tyrelle Edward Bryant, born October 10, 2020 left this precious world on October 10, 2020.

 
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Ray Leonard Cornell

October 19, 2020 |

By James F. Kutch Funeral Home - Crematory | Posted in: James F. Kutch Funeral Home - Crematory

Ray Leonard Cornell, 82, of White Oak died Friday, October 16, 2020. Beloved husband of Laura M. (Fagley) Cornell. Loving father of Michael (Serena) Cornell , Richard (Leanne) Cornell, and Elizabeth (Rick) Huhn. Dear grandfather of Calvin, Ariel, Sarah, Trent, and Catherine. Brother of Patricia Scanlon and uncle of Roger and Ryan Scanlon.  Close cousin of Jean Hedderick, Kate Cornell, and Rob Cornell.

 
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Kenneth P. Steiner

October 18, 2020 |

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

Kenneth P. Steiner, 80, of West Mifflin, passed away on October 18, 2020, at home.

Born in Homestead, PA on August 31, 1940, he was the son of the late Jesse & Mildred (Richards) Steiner. Ken was a retired heavy equipment operator for West Mifflin Boro and was also retired from Spinello LTD. in Aliquippa, where he manufactured underground pipe.

He was a member of St. Joseph Church, Duquesne, of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish.

He enjoyed planting flowers, cutting grass and repairing clocks. Ken was a very talented wood carver; he carved a large carousel horse, a mountain lion and a 7 ft. Indian.

He also carved many Disney characters & clocks. He was called “Mr. Fix-It” because he could fix anything. Ken and his wife spent many hours riding on the bike trail in the area and Ohiopyle and enjoyed spending time at his cabin.

 
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Gerald L. "Jerry" Cimba, Sr.

October 18, 2020 |

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

Gerald L. "Jerry" Cimba, Sr., 67, of McKeesport, passed away Saturday, October 17, 2020. He was born September 30, 1953 in McKeesport and was the son of the late George and Shirley (Booth) Cimba.

 
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Vincent Decker

October 17, 2020 |

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

Vincent Decker, age 82 of North Huntingdon died October 16, 2020 at RNC in Greensburg. He was born February 7, 1938 in McKeesport, Pa., a son of the late Daniel and Leola Frick Decker. Prior to his retirement Vincent was employed by U.S. Steel where he taught electrical apprenticeship and also employed by Latrobe Steel. He enjoyed camping at Keystone Park with his family. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert and Harry Decker, one sister, Donna Decker.

 
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