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Bertha DeVault

January 22, 2019 |

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

Bertha (Watson) DeVault, age 95, of Forward Twp., passed away on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at Jefferson Hospital. She was a member of Bethesda United Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth and its Women’s Club, and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Clairton Chapter 316.

 
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Marion A. Goetz

January 22, 2019 |

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

Marion A. Goetz, 92 of McKeesport passed away January 21, 2019 in Sr. Care Plaza McKeesport. She was born November 27, 1926 in McKeesport the daughter of the late John M. and Anna Pearl Stoll. She was the wife of the late Robert G. Goetz. She is survived her daughter Darlene (Greg) Quallich and her son Robert  Goetz. she is also survived by a sister Anna Mae Shank and grandchildren Brian (Alyssa) Tomko, Amy (Eric) Johnson and Heather (Joseph) Ketterer, and many Great Grandchildren.

Marion was a member of the Evangelical Congregation Church in McKeesport. She was retired from the McKeesport Area Schools and served as a poll worker for the election board.

Friends may call Thursday January 24, 2019 from 2;00 TO 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the William H. Craig Funeral Home 3000 Versailles Ave. Mckeesport, Pa. Funeal services will be held Friday at 11:00am in the funeral home with Rev. Glenn Irvin. Burial will follow in McKeesport Versailles Cemetery.  Memorials maybe made to Evangelical Congregation Church

 


Richard John Wingertsahn, Sr.

January 22, 2019 |

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

Richard John Wingertsahn, Sr., 88, of Elizabeth Township, formerly of Knoxville and Mount Oliver, passed away on Monday, January 21, 2019. He was born September 30, 1930 in Pittsburgh and was the son of the late William and Elizabeth (Monrean) Wingertsahn. Richard was retired from US Steel Homestead Works Carpentry Department, and was a US Navy Veteran serving during the Korean War. For his service, he received the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.

 
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Betty J. Bour

January 22, 2019 |

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

Betty J. Bour, age 94, of McKeesport, died January 21, 2019, at Concordia of Monroeville. Born April 30, 1924, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Carl and Selma (Anderson) Hansen and the wife of the late Marcel A. Bour.

 
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Helen (Charney) Wegrzynek

January 21, 2019 |

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

Helen (Charney) Wegrzynek, age 87, of North Versailles passed away Friday, January 11, 2019. She was born July 20, 1931 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Michael and Ann Charney. She was a member of St. Jude the Apostle Church in Wilmerding. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of over 54 years Stanley Wegrzynek; brothers Michael and Andrew Charney; and sister Ann Grabowski. She is survived by her children Jane (Wayne) Tobac of Scott Twp. and Daniel Wegrzynek of Pitcairn; grandchildren Michael (Elise) Tobac of Scott Twp., Evan (Rachel) Tobac of Freemont, California, and Jeremy (Fiancé Melissa) Tobac of Cary, North Carolina; and brother John Charney.

 
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Patricia Ann Pishko

January 21, 2019 |

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

Patricia Ann Pishko, 69, of North Huntingdon, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, January  21, 2019. She was born September  5, 1949 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Bernard and Elizabeth (Dugan) McCarthy. She had worked for B & O Railroad,  Mellon Bank and Remote Controls.

 
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Gifford Calvin Williams

January 21, 2019 |

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

Gifford Calvin Williams, age 82, of McKeesport, died Sunday, January 20, 2019. He was born in Huntingdon, PA on Dec. 11, 1936 and is the son of the late Theodore and Jessie Gifford Williams. He graduated from McKeesport High School in 1956 and served in the United States Army. He had a long career in the dairy industry beginning at Menzie Dairy, Beverly Farms Dairy, Farm Dairy, Taylor Milk Company, and retiring from United Dairy. He was a member of the Corpus Christi Parish in McKeesport and a member of the Holy Name Society of the former Sacred Heart Church in McKeesport. He was also a former baseball and softball coach at the White Oak Athletic Association.

 
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Donald G. Berger

January 21, 2019 |

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

Donald G. Berger, 59, of East McKeesport, passed away Wednesday, January 16, 2019. He was born July 26, 1959 in Munhall, a son of Donald A. Berger and the late Mary Elizabeth “Liz” (Cerda) Berger. He was a former employee of 5 S Components Inc., East McKeesport, and a member and elder at Linway United Presbyterian Church, North Versailles, where he had also served as the church secretary. He was a fan of 60’s era entertainment, enjoyed bowling, karaoke, and he had a good sense of humor. Donald was a devoted husband and proud father. He is survived by his wife Kathleen A. “Kathy” (Morgan) Berger and his daughter Jessica E. Berger both of East McKeesport; his sister Diana M. (Jim) Smith of West Mifflin; nieces and nephews including Deborah Smith and special thank you Jimmy Smith for his special assistance and care; mother in law Dolores Morgan; brothers and sisters in law Cindy (Marty) Busija, Rick (Shari) Morgan, Sally Rettger (Jeff Conte), and Patty (Sean) Marks.
 
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Mary Lou Leck

January 20, 2019 |

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

Mary Lou Leck, 90 of McKeesport, PA. passed away January 19, 2019 in Riverside Care Center.

 
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Amos L. “Toby” Rager, Sr.

January 20, 2019 |

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

Amos L. “Toby” Rager, Sr., age 80, of Lincoln Borough, died January 19, 2019. He was born in Fairmont, WV on January 26, 1938 and is the son of the late Frank and Mildred Keener Rager. He was the sole proprietor of A and R metal since 1978. He was a member of the Greater Works Church in Monroeville and the Western Pennsylvania Contest Riders. He loved to ride horses and his famous line to say was “Whip and Ride”.

 
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Robert J. Wawrzeniak

January 19, 2019 |

By Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Robert J. Wawrzeniak, 88, of Glassport died Saturday January 19, 2019. He is the son of the late Michael and Blanche (Pokropski) Wawrzeniak. He is survived by his daughter Kelly (Paul) Heatherington, 9 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, son in law Dennis Sobczak and daughter in law Beth WawrzeniakHe was preceded in death by his beloved wife Mary (Hornyak) Wawrzeniak, daughter Lynn Sobczak, and son Mark Wawrzeniak. Robert was a member of Queen of the Rosary Parish, Polish National Alliance, American Legion, and was honorably discharged  from the U.S. Army in the Korean War. He was the retired owner of Bob's Bar in Glassport where he spent many years with his patrons collecting monies for the UPMC Children's Hospital Free Care Fund. Friends received  WOJCIECHOWSKI FUNERAL HOME, Glassport, Tuesday 2-5 and 6-7:30 at which time a blessing will be held.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the free care fund at UPMC children's hospital  of Pittsburgh www.givetochildrens.org which was near and dear to Bob's heart.
 


Lawrence "Bub" William Trimnal

January 19, 2019 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Lawrence “Bub” William Trimnal, 90, of Clairton, formerly of Winter Haven, FL, passed away at home, surrounded by his adoring family, on Friday, January 18, 2019.  He was born January 6, 1929 in McKeesport to the late Irby and Janet Wilds Trimnal.  Bub is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Shirley A. Bobbs Trimnal; sons, Lawrence Trimnal of Clairton, William Trimnal of Clairton, Erick (Sandy) Trimnal of Finleyville, Keith (Cindy) Trimnal of Clairton; daughter, Valerie (August) Smarra of Jefferson Hills; brother, Odis (Dodi) Trimnal of Dravosburg; daughter-in-law, Linda Trimnal of Rock Hill, SC; 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.  Along with his parents, Bub was preceded in death by son, Barry Trimnal; siblings, Charles Trimnal, Wayne Trimnal, and Doris Stock.  He was a proud veteran of the US Army having served during the Korean Conflict, before retiring, Bub was an iron worker and was a member of Local #3 Iron Worker’s Union.  He was a member of VFW Post 803 in Clairton, enjoyed golf, and loved spending time with his family.  Aside from his love and pride for his family and his country, Bub fulfilled a promise he made to himself when, at age 57, he received his GED.  Arrangements have been entrusted to S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th Street, Clairton,  PA  15025.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Living Hope Assembly of God Church, 901 Worthington Avenue, Clairton,  PA  15025.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 


Tracie Lynn Ayers Upperman

January 19, 2019 |

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

Tracie Lynn Ayers Upperman, age 44, of Glassport, formerly of McKeesport, died January 17, 2019, at home after a losing battle with drug addiction. Born April 19, 1974, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late James R. Ayers and Linda (Fike) Ziino.

 
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Irene E. Skiffington

January 19, 2019 |

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

Irene E. Skiffington, age 86, of McKeesport, died January 18, 2019. Born August 18, 1932, in Larimer, PA, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Julia (Martin) Morcheid and the wife of the late Regis J. Skiffington.

 
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Mary "Mamie" B. Latta

January 18, 2019 |

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

Mary "Mamie" B. Latta, 91, of Elizabeth Township, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, January 17, 2019. She was born April 9, 1927 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Paul and Katherine (Roscoe) Benyak. She was the wife of the late Lawrence Latta who passed away in 1987. Mamie was a member of St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church in McKeesport and the Marian Society there. 

 
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