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Dorothy J. Bishop

September 27, 2021 |

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

Dorothy J. Bishop, age 88, of White Oak, died September 24, 2021, at UPMC McKeesport. Born August 13, 1933, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Blanche (Olszewski) Wise and the wife of the late Martin "Marty" Bishop, Jr., for 50 years.
She was a member of Mary, Mother of God Parish, where she was a Christian Mother. She was a graduate of Westinghouse High School. In her early years, she worked as a secretary at Westinghouse Electric of East Pittsburgh. Dorothy also worked at the former White Oak Marraccini's and the former Golden Rule. She enjoyed going for walks around her neighborhood and was a very loving and caring person.
Dorothy is survived by her son, Donald Bishop of Irwin; sister Dolores Mols of McKeesport; also many nieces and nephews.

 
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David J. Suncine

September 27, 2021 |

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

David J. Suncine, age 78, of White Oak, died September 22, 2021, at UPMC McKeesport Hospital.  Born September 7, 1943, he was the son of the late Peter and Margaret (Stotler) Suncine Serdy and husband of Margaret (Pallagi) Suncine.  
David was a mechanic most of his life took pride in his work.  He always loved being in the garage, whether it was restoring old cars, working on his 1964 Ford Ranchero, or going to local car cruises.  
In addition to his wife Margaret, he is survived by sons, Brian and Brad Suncine; brother, Rudy (JoAnn) Pipich.  He was also preceded in death by brothers, Ronald and Joseph Suncine and sister, Shirley Haidle.  
Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Monday, September 27, 2021, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.  
The funeral service and burial will be private.  
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.  
Chris Odasso, Supervisor.

 


John A. Neeson

September 27, 2021 |

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

John A. “Freddie” Neeson, age 79, of Elizabeth, passed away on Friday, September 24, 2021 at home. He was a retired truck driver with Waste Management and Kelly Run Sanitation and a former deckhand with Ohio Barge Line. He was a member of the Elizabeth Moose, a social member of the Elizabeth Fireman’s Club and a former member of St. Michael’s Church. Born December 29, 1941 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Adrian Paul and Florence (Patton) Neeson. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Frankie E. (Dobbins) Neeson; sons, John A. (Sherrie) Neeson of California, Eric P. (Michelle) Neeson of Oregon and Mark A. (Michele) Neeson of Sidman; step daughters, Marti (Mike) Gommerman of Charlotte, NC and Kelly (Robert) Emerick of Rostraver; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brother, Russell M. (Sharon) Neeson of Elizabeth; caregiver and loving granddaughter, Caroline (Eric) Wilson of Liberty Boro; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by siblings, Paul “Mike” Neeson and Ruth Finney; and his beloved dog Elvis. No visitation or services are planned. Memorial contributions may be made to DaVita Dialysis, 201 McKeesport Road, Elizabeth, PA 15037. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com

 


James Snyder

September 25, 2021 |

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

James Snyder, age 83 of Elizabeth and formerly of Clairton, passed away on Thursday, September 23, 2021 in Jefferson Hospital.  Born February 25, 1938 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late William H. and Mary P. (Earley) Snyder.  James was employed as a roofer in the area.  He is survived by his son Wayne Holland of Zephyrhills, FL, his sister Joanne Donovan of Verona, and also many nieces and nephews.  Besides his parents, James was preceded in death by his son James R. “Hymie” Holland; his sisters Shirley Powell and Mary K. “Honey Girl” Zwibel; and his brothers William H. Snyder, Jr., Robert Snyder, and John Snyder.  

 
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John Paul Byrnes

September 25, 2021 |

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

 

John Paul Byrnes, December 26, 1916-September 23, 2021, of West Mifflin. Three months shy of his 105th birthday, John passed away peacefully, surrounded by his daughters, on Thursday, September 23, 2021. John was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie (Horten) Byrnes of 57 years, his parents, Emmett and Marie Byrnes and eight of his ten siblings, Bill (88), Andy (97), Betsy Gill (85), Bob (104), Elaine (100), Joe (91), Richard (28) and Jimmy (85). Those left behind to celebrate his life are his three daughters, Pam (late Rick) DeBor of South Park, Joyce (Bob) Dowd of Canonsburg and Rita Byrnes of West Mifflin; granddaughter, Heather (Kevin) Pazandak and two great grandsons, Everett and Nolan Pazandak of Rogers, MN; and his two remaining siblings, Patrick of Ohio and Carmine Lieb of Nicktown, PA. As a young man, John worked in the coal mines of Hastings Fuel Company, drilling, setting charges and blasting coal. In January 1942, at the age of 25, John enlisted in the Army Air Corps. He was assigned to the 35th Materials Squadron, stationed in Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Sergeant in November 1945, having received a Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, 4 Bronze Stars and the WWII Victory Medal. In 1948, John and Marjorie moved to Duquesne and eventually West Mifflin where John worked for the USS Irvin Works until he retired. John lived a long life, which was ironic as he cheated death on numerous occasions. Quarantined four times in his lifetime for the Spanish Flu of 1918, diphtheria, scarlet fever and more recently Covid 19. He was also a 20 plus year survivor of colon cancer. John showed his family how to persevere in difficult times as he lived through the depression, a World War, and most recently a Pandemic. Dad, know that your daughters appreciate all the sacrifices you and mom made for us, that we will miss you, but, most of all, that you are Both loved. Until we meet again, may God hold you Both in his loving arms. Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 26, 2021, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 15110, 412-466-3300. Blessing service will be held at the funeral Home on Monday, September 27, 2021, at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph Church of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, Duquesne, at 10:00 a.m. Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery, West Mifflin, with Military Honors.

 


Joudat "Umoo, Jody" Hadad

September 24, 2021 |

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

Joudat "Umoo, Jody" Hadad, 89, went to be with the Lord and his loved ones on September 19, 2021. He is survived by his three brothers and two sisters, several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Jody was loved by all. Although he had no children, he treated them like his own. He was more than just Umoo. He was like a father, brother, friend, mentor, a pillar of strength, ambitious, humble and wise beyond his years. His work was endless and, often times, thankless. Umoo was a well-respected man; he was the head of the family. Jody was born in Syria. He married Virginia and moved to Versailles, Pa., in 1956. He and his wife made a life in Pa. for eight years, working in the florist and restaurant industries. In 1964, they moved to Va., where he opened his first restaurant and later turned it into a music store, Jody's Music. Fifteen years later, he built and operated alongside his brother, Abdalla, their own music and auto sound store. Jody had such a love and passion for Arabic music that he performed in his free time on his "oud" with his band. He loved playing for family and friends, whether it was on holidays or SNL in his home.

 
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Michael D. Dujmic

September 24, 2021 |

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

Michael D. Dujmic, age 71 of White Oak, passed away at home on Thursday, September 23, 2021.  Born August 3, 1950 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Matthew M. and Barbara A. (Milasincic) Dujmic.  A graduate of both Serra High School and Penn State University, Michael was a travelling auditor for G.C. Murphy's in McKeesport who also worked for Penn State - Greater Allegheny, Norwin Construction, and TRC.  In his spare time, he was a member of the McKeesport Historical Society and a Volunteer at the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank in Duquesne.  Michael is survived by his wife of 36 years Marsha (Whiting) Dujmic; his sister JoAnne A. (Larry Brugnoli) Moore of North Huntingdon: his nieces and nephews: Ryan (Yeganeh) and Kevin (Colleen) Moore, Jessica (Josh) Otto, Jana Pavlack, Lauren Holman, and Jimmy Homer; his great-nieces-and-nephews Tyler, Mason, Jaxson, Wyatt, and Landon; his mother-in-law Dollie (the late Raymond) Whiting of Elizabeth; and his sister-in-law Carolyn W. (the late James) Homer.  

 
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Kelly Lynn Owens

September 24, 2021 |

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

Kelly Lynn Owens, age 44, of Forward Twp., passed away on Thursday, September 23, 2021 at Monongahela Valley Hospital. She loved spending time with her children and family. Born April 9, 1977 in Pittsburgh, she was a daughter of Gary W. and Laura (Dobiak) Hughes of Forward Twp. In addition to her parents, she is survived by daughters, Ryleigh and Ashlyn Kicielinski of Forward Twp.; brother, Bryan Owens of Forward Twp.; fiance, Mark Carvelli of Belle Vernon; also, aunts, uncles and cousins. No visitation or services are planned. Memorial contributions may be made to her family. Arrangements in charge of the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Steven J. Swindell

September 23, 2021 |

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

Steven J. Swindell, age 34 of Castle Shannon, passed away on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at home.  Born January 25, 1987 in Pittsburgh, he is the son of Michael S. (MaryJane) Swindell of Bethel Park and Theresa Smith of Castle Shannon.  Steven was the owner of Tower Surplus and a sales representative for his father's business: PennDex.  Besides his parents, he is survived by his brother Michael Swindell of Castle Shannon; his sisters Amanda (Josh) Minoski of South Park and Paige Swindell of Bethel Park; his nieces and nephews: Royelle Servich, Charleigh, Cole, and Clyde Minoski, Georgia and Huck Urlakis; his aunts and uncles Patricia Smith of Bethel Park, Henry Smith of Smock, Charles (Judy) Smith of Scott Twp., Patricia Smith of Castle Shannon, Geraldine (Ed) France of Canonsburg, and Patricia (David) Shelpman of Castle Shannon; and finally his loyal and loving dog Paige. Steven was preceded in death by his grandparents Robert Swindell and John and Marilyn Smith; his aunts and uncles Richard Swindell, Jack Smith, Gerald Smith, and Susan Smith; and his special great uncle Charles Gillespie.  

 
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William E. “Bill” Lovell Jr.

September 23, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

William E. “Bill” Lovell Jr. passed in his home surrounded by his loving family on September 18, 2021 at the age of 82. Bill was the devoted husband of the late Kathleen (Smith) Lovell. He was the loving father of Billy (Kylie) and Kelley (Terry) Bradich. Proud grandfather of Kayle, Logan, Nathan and Ayden.

Bill proudly served his country in the U.S. Army, and was a member of the V.F.W. He was also a Volunteer Fireman, member of the C.F.U, and the Polish Club. Bill was a former baseball and soccer coach for E.A.A. He loved to bowl and golf. Most of all, Bill loved his kids and grandkids.

 
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JoAnn Pickle

September 22, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

JoAnn Pickle, 54, peacefully passed on Sunday, September 19, 2021. JoAnn was the beloved daughter of Joseph and Rose (Curci) Pickle. Special sister of Mary (Homer) Bonner, Joseph (Bonnie) Pickle, Carmella Pickle, Rose Mary Covato, Peggy (Jim) Saccamango and the late Pauline (surviving husband, Robert) Sanner and the late James (surviving wife, Millie) Pickle. Joann was also survived by her loving nieces and nephews.

JoAnn  was active in the Special Olympics, member of the CLO. She was also formally employed at Pizza Hut, enjoyed bowling, swimming, ceramics and playing the drums. Most of all JoAnn enjoyed her family and  the love they shared with her throughout the years.

 
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Edward F. Callahan

September 22, 2021 |

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

Edward F. Callahan, age 68, of McKeesport, died September 20, 2021, at Canterbury Place. Born January 18, 1953, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Celestine and Agnes (Pipp) Callahan.
Edward served in the Marines and was a Veteran of the Vietnam War.

 
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Marcia E. (Kish) Lombardo

September 22, 2021 |

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

Marcia E. Lombardo, age 68, of Port Vue, died September 22, 2021, at AHN Forbes Hospital.  Born October 24, 1952, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Helen (Yaga) Kish and the beloved wife of Greg Lombardo.  
Marcia worked for many years at the Palace Inn and then for Stratwood Catering.  She loved going to the beach, especially yearly trips to Ocean City and walking along the boardwalk.  She also enjoyed trying her luck at the Rivers and Meadows Casino.  Her time spent with her grandchildren was what she cherished most.

 
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Leslie Robert Fiduccia

September 22, 2021 |

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

Leslie Robert Fiduccia, age 74, of Liberty Borough, passed away on September 21, 2021, at AHN Jefferson Hospital.  Born April 19, 1947, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Anthony and Elizabeth (Evanko) Fiduccia and husband of the late Donna (Fry) Fiduccia.  Les was a U.S. Army Veteran who served in Vietnam.  He was a truck driver for almost 50 years.  In his pastime, he enjoyed walking his dog Lucy, spending time at the casino, and watching Westerns.  His most recent hobby was collecting Harley-Davidson shirts, shot glasses, and coins.  However, his favorite activity was spending time with his grandchildren.  He loved teasing them and making them laugh. Pap made sure he was there for all their significant milestones.

 
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Helvi E. Gogots

September 22, 2021 |

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

Helvi Sjöblom Gogots passed peacefully on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at the age of 98. She was born March 3, 1923 in Alajärvi, Finland to Adolph and Anna (Takala) Sjöblom and came to the Pittsburgh area at the age of 6 months. She is survived by children, James Gogots (Joyce Hall) and Lynn (Chuck) Ejzak; grandchildren, Philip and Julia Ejzak; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph W. Gogots; brothers, Toivo and Edwin Sjöblom; and sister, Helen Jones. She spent most of her life in Jefferson Hills. After graduating from Clairton High School, she worked for All American Aviation, the predecessor of Allegheny Airlines/USAir. She also worked as a secretary for several firms and as a travel agent. She loved to travel and do ballroom dancing. She was a member of the West Jefferson Hills Historical Society, Scandinavian Society of Western PA, the Finlandia Foundation/Finnish Room Committee of the University of Pittsburgh, and Red Hat Society.

 
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