Thomas M. "Zip" Budd, Sr.

December 11, 2017 |

Published By Willig Funeral Home - Cremation Services | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Cremation Services

Thomas M. "Zip" Budd, Sr., age 70, of McKeesport, died on Saturday, December 9, 2017, at John J. Kane Regional Medical Center. Born December 21, 1946 in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late Michael Budziszewski and Julia (Bocek) Budd.

 
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Billie Jo Richel

December 11, 2017 |

Published By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

BILLIE JO RICHEL, 34 of Glassport, born Jan. 28, 1983 and passed away Dec. 9, 2017.  She is the daughter of the late Robert  and Rose (Danielson) Richel, Sr.  She is survived by her children Mark and Brianna of Port Vue; siblings Bobbi Jo (Mark) Richel of Glassport, Leroy Richel of Port Vue, twin sister Betty Jo Richel of Glassport, Jody (Bob) Upperman of Port Vue, Tina (Keith) Richel of North Huntingdon, Sissy (Steve) Nehila of Port Vue and Robert (Jen) Richel, Jr. of Port Vue; also many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.  Funeral arrangements by Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport.  In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to Wojciechowski Funeral Home, 640 Vermont Ave., Glassport Pa 15045.

 

Harry C. Opfer Sr.

December 11, 2017 |

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

Harry C. Opfer, Sr., age 90, of Elizabeth Township, passed away on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at home. He was a retired custodian with the Elizabeth Forward School District, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, a member of the Bethesda United Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth, and he enjoyed woodworking and crafts. 

 
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John J. Honacki

December 11, 2017 |

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

John J. Honacki, age 88, of Elizabeth Twp passed away on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at home. An Air Force veteran of the Korean War, he was a member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth Twp. A retired steelworker for National Tube in McKeesport, he was a member of the Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees and the PNA 750 of Glassport, and a former member of the American Racing Pigeon Union in Glassport. 

 
 
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Bernard Tison

December 11, 2017 |

Published By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Bernard “Duddy” Tison of McKeesport, PA passed away on Saturday, December 9, 2017.  He was born in Glassport, PA on July 23, 1927 the son of the late Anthony and Susan Ferjanc Tison.  He was predeceased in death by wife Patricia Norberg Tison and sisters—Sister Elvira (Clara), Irene Gaydos, Mary Koltisa and Agnes Moranelli; brothers—Frank, Dominic, Joseph, Aloysius and Vincent and granddaughter Carrie Ann Gross.  He is survived by daughters Pattie (Charles) Gross and Sandra Tison, grandsons Charles (Denise) Gross, Michael (Kara) Gross and Scott Gross and 3 great grandchildren, stepchildren Keith (Anita) Daugherty, Debra Oskin (deceased), Kenneth Daugherty, stepgrandchildren Joshua (Alyssa) Oskin, Jonathan (Christa) Oskin), Shawn (Jessica) Daugherty, Kurt Daugherty and Brad Daugherty, Kristopher (Shannon) Daugherty and Kevin Daugherty along with 8 step great grandchildren and also numerous nieces and nephews.  He was retired from the Copperweld Corp. with 35 years of service and Gateway & Hydro Flush Exterminating Co.  He was a naval veteran and a member of the Dravosburg American Legion Post 380 and the Happy Go Lucky Square Dance Club.  Family and Friends will be received at Wojciechowski Funeral Home in Glassport on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8.  Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Queen of the Angels Church in Glassport.  Interment to follow at Calvary Cemetery in Port Vue.

 

Brenda Burwell Scales

December 11, 2017 |

Published By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Brenda Burwell Scales, 77, died Dec. 7, 2017. Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 14 at Second Baptist Church, 108 W. 12th Ave., Homestead, where a service will be held at 1 p.m. Dec. 14. Interment to follow at Homewood Cemetery, Pittsburgh. Arrangements in charge of Tunie Funeral Home.

 

Stella Holtzman

December 09, 2017 |

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

Stella Holtzman, age 93, of White Oak, died December 7th, 2017, at Excela Westmoreland Hospital in Greensburg.  Born April 21, 1924, in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Boleslaw “Benney” and Bronislava Kowalski and the wife of the late John Holtzman.

 
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George William Buches

December 09, 2017 |

Published By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

George William Buches, 54, of Jefferson Hills, passed away Friday, December 8, 2017 at UPMC Mercy in Pittsburgh. He was born January 10, 1963 in McKeesport to the late Stephen J. and Helen Pforsich Buches.

George was a son, brother, nephew, uncle, cousin, neighbor, and friend who was loved very much. He was a gentle soul with a kind heart who grew up the youngest of five brothers and a sister. George did not let any of his challenges stop him, always maintaining his sense of humor, positive attitude, and never lamenting or complaining of his situation.

With the support of his family, particularly his mom, who he loved dearly, he had a full life.

George graduated from Mon Valley High School and was active in the boy scouts where he achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, an award earned by less than 5% of scouts. He also earned the Ad Altare Dei, Pope Pius XII, and Order of the Arrow Honors while a member of the Boy Scouts.

He was employed by Kmart for many years as well as running his own business, delivering the Daily News, Pittsburgh Press and the Tribune Review.

In his spare time George was an accomplished artist. He drew many portraits of people he knew, including self-portraits as well as many other subjects.

George was an avid coin collector, a huge Star Wars fan and over the years loved his pet dogs Rusty, Opie, Buck, Max, and especially Riley, his last dog.

George is survived by brothers, James (Laurie) Buches of Pittsburgh, David (Susan) Buches of Middletown, DE, Thomas (Dana) Buches of Greensburg and Timothy (Tammie) Buches of Fort Gay, WV. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Buches. Visitation will take place on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 pm at S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th Street, Clairton, PA 15025. A mass will take place at 10 am on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at St. Clare of Assisi Church in Clairton followed by interment at St. Clare Cemetery. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

Grant A. Bell

December 08, 2017 |

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

Grant A. Bell, age 52, of Irwin, passed away Wednesday, December 6, 2017. He was born December 1, 1965 in Greensburg, a son of Dolores (HydaK) Bell and the late Joseph Bell. In addition to his father, he is preceded in death by his sister Margaret Moffa and brother Bob McKenna. In addition to his mother he is survived by his children Juliann (Dan) Baker of Madison and Grant Schneider Jr. of Erie; brothers Joseph Bell, Jay Bell and John (Darlene) Hydak; sisters Joyce Bell, Roseann Clawson, Kathy (Texas) Lawler and Francis White; and numerous nieces and nephews.
 
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William "Bill" Edward Badstibner, Jr.

December 08, 2017 |

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

William "Bill" Edward Badstibner, Jr., 73, of Versailles, died Thursday, December 7, 2017. He was born February 18, 1944 in McKeesport and was the son of the late William E. Badstibner Sr. and the late Vera Leffard Badstibner. He was retired from the McKeesport Connecting Railroad and was a US Navy Veteran. Bill was a member of the former Versailles American Post 939. He is survived by his wife, Karen L. Burnheimer Badstibner, sons, William Jon (Bonnie) Badstibner of Pittsburgh and Rob (Lisa) Badstibner of Germantown, MD, daughter, Laura (Mike) Jones of White Oak, sisters, Linda (Michael) DeBarbieris of Kenner, LA, and Ethel Nash of McKeesport, grandchildren, Kenny, Brenden, Michael, Lyndsey, Landon, Gavin, Samantha and Paige, nieces and nephews.

 
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Frank A. Curcio

December 08, 2017 |

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

Frank A. Curcio, age 94 of West Mifflin, passed away at home on Thursday, December 7, 2017.  Born January 24, 1923 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Basil and Marie (Cortes) Curcio.

 
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John G. "Jack" "Papa" Gardner

December 08, 2017 |

Published By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

JOHN G. “JACK” “PAPA“ GARDNER, 79, of Glassport, died Dec. 7, 2017. 

He is the son of the late Robert and Elsie (Foreman) Gardner.  He is survived by his beloved wife Patricia (Hysmith) Gardner; children Deborah Coban, Lawrence (Ladonna) Gardner, Tracey (Richard) Costa and Lesley Russen; grandchildren Erin (Matthew) Dick, Kevin (Jennine) Zebroski, Amanda Coban, Nicholas (Christine) Coban, Michael Gardner, Lucas Gardner, Stephanie (Steve) Taylor and Corey (Leah) Russen; step grandchildren Jessica and Hallie; great grandchildren Tracey, Paul, Reghan, Logan, Luka, Emma and John; great great grandchild Ronan and sister Carol (Gene) Gregg, also nieces and nephews.

 
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Harry "Rich" Stromeyer

December 08, 2017 |

Published By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Harry “Rich” Richard Stromeyer, 70, of Glassport passed away peacefully Friday, December 8, 2017 at Jefferson Regional Hospital.  He was born February 7, 1947 in Mingo Junction, Ohio to the late Carl and Ruth Bickerstaff Stromeyer.  Rich is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Aileen Elkovitz Stromeyer; sons, Charles & Joseph Stromeyer both of Ohio; daughter Katherine Martin, also of Ohio; stepdaughters, Amber (Dave) Radaker and Brooke Ladisic both of Glassport; grandchildren, Bella, Zach, Jacob; sister, Elsie Petrella of Mingo Junction, OH; many nieces and nephews.  Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by brother, Robert Stromeyer; sister, JoAnn Pettibon; and niece Tracy Petrella.  Rich was retired from Forbes Regional Hospital, served in the US Navy for 4 years, was a deck hand on a tugboat, managed the Showboat Lounge in Glassport for 9 years, was a member of the VFW in Steubenville, OH and a member of American Legion Post 380 in Dravosburg.  Family and friends will be received Monday, December 11, 2017 from 4 – 8 pm at E. C. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 235 Monongahela Avenue, Glassport,  PA   15045. A service will take place at the funeral home immediately following visitation.  Inurnment will be private at National Cemeteries of the Alleghenies.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

Arthur A. "Sonny" McGrew

December 07, 2017 |

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

Arthur A. “Sonny” McGrew, 84, of McKeesport, died Dec. 7, 2017, at Senior Care Plaza.  Born Sept. 4, 1933, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Julia (Lingsch) McGrew.

 
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Karen M. Hoblak

December 07, 2017 |

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

KAREN M. (DEETS) HOBLAK
Age 77, of West Mifflin, PA (originally from Omaha, NE), unexpectedly passed away with her family by her side on Wednesday, December 6, 2017, after a short battle with cancer. She was preceded in death by her son, Jonathan Hoblak; beloved wife of 59 years to John Hoblak; dearly treasured mother of Barbara Simmons, James (Cynthia) Hoblak, Susan (Edward) Davies, Kathleen Hoblak, Kristine (Robert) Karpinsky and Eric (his wife, Devera Davis) Hoblak; loving grandmother of 11 grandchildren; and great-grandmother of 14; also survived by her sisters, Norma May of Minneapolis and Marilyn Hannan of Phoenix. She dedicated her life to her faith and family. She was an active member of Christ Lutheran Church in Forest Hills and served in a number of capacities. Her life was measured by her success of those she so deeply touched. Her most cherished times were those spent with her beloved family. Her grace and strength in the face of adversity will always be remembered. She will be deeply missed. Visitation will be at the MALOY - SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, PA 412-466-3300. Hours of visitation will be Saturday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. and Sunday from 12-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral service will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Christ Lutheran Church in Forest Hills with a luncheon to follow. Memorial contributions may be made to Christ Lutheran Church, 400 Barclay Ave., Forest Hills, PA 15221.

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