Marlene J. Miller

April 30, 2018 |

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

MARLENE J. MILLER age 71, of Munhall, on April 29, 2018, at home. She was a daughter of the late Dominic and Gloria (Santorella) Godine. She was a retired hairdresser and her great-grandchildren were her greatest joy. She is survived by her fiance, Walter C. “Harry” Harrison; mother of William (fiance, Trish) Miller of Cranberry Twp., Michelle Miller of Antioch, CA, Mark Miller of Tampa, FL; and stepmother of Paul Harrison of Whitaker; also nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; sister of Anthony Godine of Dravosburg, Anita (Dan) Shanley of Duquesne, and Dominic (Jeannie) Godine of Forrest, VA. Visitation on Thursday 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 Friday at 9:30 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Name Church of Christ the Light of the World Parish, Duquesne, Rev. Thomas Lewandowski officiating.
 

Mary Ann Kozak

April 30, 2018 |

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

Mary Ann Kozak, age 92, of Whitehall, died on Saturday, April 28, 2018. She was born in Erie on June 19, 1925 and is the daughter of the late Harry and Carrie Miller Gillingham. She was the wife of the late Zolton Kozak.

 
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Charles Powell Jr.

April 30, 2018 |

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

Charles Powell Jr, 87, of North Huntingdon, passed away Sunday, April 29, 2018.  He was born June 27, 1930 in Braddock, PA.

 
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Linda Alberta Truxal-Abruzere

April 30, 2018 |

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

Linda Alberta (Truxal) Abruzere, 70, of North Huntingdon, passed away Sunday, April 29, 2018 after a courageous struggle with cancer.

 
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Frank Robert Bondi, Jr.

April 29, 2018 |

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

Frank Robert Bondi, Jr., 75, of Boston, died Friday, April  27, 2018. He was born May 24, 1942 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Dr. Frank Robert and Dorothy (Dunn) Bondi, Sr. He was the husband of the late Vera M. (Stanislaw) Bondi who died June 29, 2009. They were married 45 years. Frank retired from UPMC McKeesport Hospital after 20 years of service and was proprietor of the former Valley Car Wash on Long Run Road. He obtained his Private Pilot license in 1970 and enjoyed flying for several years. He is survived by his daughters, Valerie  (Richard) Heimbach of Harrisburg and Meredith Bondi of Boston, grandsons, LCP Nicholas Heimbach, USMC and PFC Pierce Heimbach, USMC of Harrisburg, brothers, Dr. Richard (Camille) Bondi of Squirrel Hill and Mark (Michelle) Bondi of Allison Park, sisters, Pamela (Jess) Cignetti of Mount Vernon and Lynn  (Bill) Hanna of Doylestown, nieces and nephews.

 
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Edward “Bootso” Prokay

April 28, 2018 |

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

EDWARD “BOOTSO” PROKAY age 90, of West Mifflin, on April 27, 2018, at his home. He was the son of the late Lucas and Ann Majoros Prokay. He retired from Union Railroad as a mechanic and also as a truck driver from Rogan Hauling where he hauled slag from the mill to fill in the Duquesne Village Shopping Center. He proudly served his country in the Army during WWII. Brother of Margaret Estok of West Mifflin and the late Ann Ciglan, Irene Juhasz, Joseph, Alex and James Prokay; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visitation on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the MALOY - SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300 where a Blessing Service will be held     at 1 p.m. Rev. Thomas Lewandowski, officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Mifflin, with military honors.

 
 

Jerry S. Altman Sr.

April 28, 2018 |

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

Jerry S. Altman Sr., 83, of Irwin, passed away Friday, April 27, 2018 at his home.  He was born October 27, 1934 in Pittsburgh, Pa., a son of the late Clarence and Margaret (Keller) Altman.

 
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Joseph D'Amato

April 28, 2018 |

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

Joseph D'Amato, 87, of North Huntingdon, formerly of Johnstown, Pa., passed away Friday, April 27, 2018.  He was born July 27, 1930 in Rosello, Italy, a son of the late Mariano and Guilamina (Caracino) D'Amato.

 
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Harry W. “Buddy” Blair

April 27, 2018 |

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

HARRY W. “BUDDY” BLAIR age 74, of Lowber, PA, formerly of North Huntingdon, on April 26, 2018. He was the son of the late Harry W. and Ethyle (Marino) Blair, Jr. He was a member of St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon. He is survived by his caregivers, Blanche Marshall, April Janitor, and Nathan Miller; also cousins and numerous friends. Visitation Sunday, April 29, 2018, 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, April 30, 2018, at 9:30 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial St. Joseph Church, Duquesne, at 10 a.m., Rev. Thomas Lewandowski officiating. Burial will be in Jefferson Memorial Park.​

 

Mark Andrew Salopek

April 27, 2018 |

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

Mark Andrew Salopek, 59, of Glassport, died Thursday, April 26, 2018 at home. He was born May 3, 1958 in Homestead and was the son of the late Joseph R. and Joanne (Visoskis) Salopek. Mark was a US Air Force Veteran and graduated at the top of his class at ITT Tech and worked in the electronics field. After traveling the country in his younger years, Mark came back to the area to be closer to his family. He enjoyed playing his guitars and basketball.

 
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Ruth Ann Gellen

April 27, 2018 |

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

Ruth Ann Gellen, age 67, of McKeesport, died April 26, 2018, at McKeesport. Born August 10, 1950, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late John and Ruth (Lawson) Swanson and the wife of John R. Gellen.

 
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Marlene R. Moore

April 27, 2018 |

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

Marlene R. (Sutton) Moore, age 81, of Elizabeth, passed away on Monday, April 23, 2018 at Grandview Estates in Elizabeth Twp. A member of First Presbyterian Church of Elizabeth, she retired as the owner and instructor of Marlene's Dance Studio in Elizabeth.

 
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Mary Helen Kozak

April 27, 2018 |

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

Mary Helen Kozak, 86, of North Huntingdon, formerly of Duquesne, died peacefully, Thursday, April 26, 2018, in the Grove at Irwin. Born in McKeesport, March 11, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Skolnik) Fuzak. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband, Stephen Kozak and a son, Stephen F. Kozak. She is survived by a daughter Carrie Kozak of North Huntingdon, and a grandson, Charles Stephen Thomas of Wexford.

 
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Michele (Pinzak) Laubly

April 27, 2018 |

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

Michele (Pinzak) Laubly, of Glassport, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 20, 2018, two days short of her 52nd birthday. Devoted wife and best friend of Charles, step mom to David, loving and dedicated daughter to Elaine and Bill Allen of East McKeesport, niece “baby girl” to auntie Mar Mooney of Bloomfield, niece and god daughter to Jim (Esther) Mooney of Michigan, sister to JoAnn (Tim) Gusty of North Versailles and cousin of Nicole Mooney of Michigan. The family wished to sincerely thank the nurses from Heartland, especially Louann McKinley and Brenda Hermann.
 
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Vilma O. (Urda) Noonan

April 27, 2018 |

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

Vilma O. (Urda) Noonan, age 95, of North Versailles, passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2018. She was born February 22, 1923 in Braddock, a daughter of the late Andrew and Mary (Kaminca) Urda. She was a past member of Holy Cross Catholic Church in East Pittsburgh before it closed, and worked in the factory of Switch and Signal before retiring. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband Ray Noonan; brothers Ambrose and George Urda; and sister Irene Dursky. She is survived by her brother Elmer (Francis) Urda of Arizona; sister Dorothy DePaulo from East McKeesport; and her loving nieces.
 
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Joseph Albert Matyasovsky, Sr.

April 26, 2018 |

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

Joseph Albert Matyasovsky, Sr. 76, of Elizabeth Township, died Monday, April 23, 2018. He was born June 27, 1941 in Steubenville, OH., and was the son of the late August and Margaret (Zykowski) Matyasovsky. Joseph retired from General Motors Fisher Body Plant and was a US Army Veteran. He is survived by his wife, Marsha E. (Sanner) Matyasovsky, sons, Joseph A. (Jennifer O'Leary) Matyasovsky, Jr., and James Thomas (Lauren) Matyasovsky of Mount Vernon, grandchildren, Ivan, Nadia, Miles, and Lucas Matyasovsky, nieces and nephews.

 
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Terrence "Terry" Kinlough

April 25, 2018 |

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

Terrence "Terry" Kinlough, 71, of White Oak, died Sunday, April 22, 2018. He was born April 4, 1947 in Pittsburgh and was the son of the late Jack and Alberta May (Boylan) Kinlough. Terry was a member of Corpus Christi Parish in McKeesport, the Clairton Anglers Club, White Oak Rod and Gun Club and The Romeo's of McKeesport. Terry was a Special Education Teacher at Brashear High School in Pittsburgh and also coached Wrestling, Cross County and Field and Track, and Girl's Tennis there. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Judith Lynn (Capuzzi) Kinlough, brother, Kenneth (Diane) Kinlough, brother-in-law, Frank (Donna) Capuzzi and many loving nieces and nephews.

 
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Kerrie A. Hawkins

April 25, 2018 |

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

Kerrie A. Hawkins, age 47, of McKeesport, died April 22, 2018, at home. Born March 7, 1971, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Jerome and Sharon (Busher) Pollier.

 
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Cheryl C. Ura

April 25, 2018 |

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

Cheryl C. Ura, age 71, of McKeesport, died April 21, 2018, at UPMC Presbyterian. Born February 03, 1947, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Catherine (Scherrer) Gault and the wife of Daniel Ura.

 
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Marianne (McCarthy) Vaughn

April 24, 2018 |

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

Marianne (McCarthy) Vaughn, 58, of Greenock, died Tuesday, April  24, 2018 at home. She was born November 4, 1959 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Chester L. and Doris (Soles) McCarthy. She is survived by her husband, David W. Vaughn, sons, Timothy David (Amber) Quiggle, Jr., of Belle Vernon, Patrick Michael Quiggle of North Versailles, and William David Vaughn of Penn Hills, sister, Doris Teti of White Oak, brother, Chester McCarthy of Florida, grandchildren, Alexander and Giovanna Quiggle, nieces and nephews.

 
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Peter J. LaFrankie III

April 24, 2018 |

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

Peter J. LaFrankie III, age 59, of West Elizabeth, passed away on Monday, April 23, 2018 in Jefferson Hospital. He retired after 18 years as a custodian for the Elizabeth Forward School District. He attended St. Isaac Jogues Roman Catholic Church in Elrama and enjoyed camping and fishing.

 
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Raymond P. Riemenschneider

April 24, 2018 |

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

Raymond P. Riemenschneider, 71, died March 31, 2018 in White Oak where he grew up.  A celebration of his life will be held Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 2:00 pm at the White Oak American Legion. Funeral arrangements by Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne.

 

Mary E. Barno

April 23, 2018 |

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

Mary E. Barno, age 74, of Glassport, formerly of McKeesport, died April 21, 2018, at the Bridgeville Rehabilitation & Care Center. Born June 12, 1943, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Mary E. (Furlong) Smith and the wife of the late Ed Barno.

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Marjorie E. Bickerton

April 23, 2018 |

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

Marjorie E. (Davis) Bickerton, age 68, of Rostraver Twp., passed away on Sunday, April 22, 2018  at the Center for Compassionate Care in Mt. Lebanon. She retired as a registered nurse for UPMC Hillman Cancer Center in Pittsburgh.

 
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Linda Kay Reedy

April 23, 2018 |

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

Linda Kay Reedy, 65, of North Huntingdon, formerly of Liberty Boro, died on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at home. She was born March 30, 1953 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Daniel Michael and Caroline Marie Niedzwecki Markovich. Linda worked as a cosmetologist for most of her life and her grandchildren and great-grandson were her life. She is survived by daughters, Lisa Marie Schade of Hempfield, Lea Ann (Gordon P. Lucas) Damasky of North Huntingdon, brother, Daniel Markovich, Sr., grandchildren, Carly Marie (Cody Pishko), Haley Elizabeth, Hannah Lea,and Nicholas James Schade, Emma Renae, Tori Lea and Dylan Patrick Lucas, great-grandson, Carter Allen Pishko, nephew, Daniel Markovich, Jr., niece, Jessica Markovich-Gesmond, as well as great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.

 
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Eva Bach Gioia

April 23, 2018 |

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

Eva Bach Gioia, 98, of Elizabeth Township, died Sunday, April 21, 2018. She was born September 16, 1919 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Christopher Bach and the late Blanche Atwell Bach Sillman. She was the wife of the late Anthony Gioia who died January 21, 2013. Eva was a member of St. Patrick Parish in Christy Park and was a former Nurse's Aid at McKeesport Hospital. She is survived by her son, Anthony B. Gioia of Milford, Michigan, daughters, Cathy L. Gioia Beadling of Liberty Borough and Eva M. Gioia (Bill) Krause of West Newton, grandchildren, Christopher Gioia, Donald R. (Sharon) Beadling, Robert D. (Deanna) Beadling, Stacy M. (Jeff) Fuller, William A. (Tiffany) Krause and Angela M. Hodge, great-grandchildren, Gage Fuller, Makenzie Shipley, Sabrina Hodge, Madison Hodge, Camdyn Krause and Starr Conlan, great-great-grandson, Camber Maxwell, nieces and nephews.

 
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Elizabeth M. Kugler

April 23, 2018 |

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

Elizabeth M. Kugler, 89, of McKeesport, died Saturday, April 21, 2018. She was born June 20, 1928 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Louis and Elizabeth Sarik. She was the wife of the late Clarence J. Kugler who died January 10, 2005. Elizabeth was the former proprietor of Lampert's Market in McKeesport and had previously worked for McKeesport Baking Co., A & P in Tenth Ward, McKeesport Area School District and Kadar's Clothing Store.  She is survived by her son, Richard (Jan) Kugler of White Oak and daughter, Kathleen (Brian) Tuttle of Munhall, grandchildren, Michael and Derrick Kugler, and Tyler, Ryan, Connor and Megan Tuttle, great-grandchildren, Mason, Madelyn, Liam and Sutton Kugler, nieces and nephews.

 
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Alex Stipanovich

April 23, 2018 |

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

Alex Stipanovich, 81, of White Oak, died Saturday, April 21, 2018. He was born July 9, 1936 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Ilija (Alex) and Boja (Kusic) Stipanovich. Alex was an Accountant and Financial Manager and retired from Dravo Corporation and the CMU School of Music. He was a member of St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church where he was formerly Vice President there. He was also a member of Polaris Lodge F & AM, Duquesne Royal Arch Chapter No. 162, and Pittsburgh Commandry No. 1 Knight's Templar. Alex was a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Business Administration and was a member of Pitt Alumni. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Beverly (Timko) Stipanovich, sons, Nicholas (Darlene) Stipanovich of Latrobe and Michael (Christa) Stipanovich of Cresson, grandchilden, Amanda (David) McClearnon,  Alex, Ethan, Ryan, Loren, and Megyn Stipanovich and many nieces and nephews.

 
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Lloyd H. McIntosh

April 23, 2018 |

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

Lloyd H.  McIntosh, 80, of Coulter, died Sunday, March 25, 2018 in West Bethesda Hospital, Boynton Beach, FL.  He was born November 30, 1937 in Larimer, Pa., a son of the late Regis R. McIntosh and Helen (Smith) McIntosh.

 
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Paul E. Schultz Jr.

April 23, 2018 |

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

Paul Edward Schultz Jr., age 55, of North Huntingdon, went to be with his Saviour and Lord on Sunday, April 22, 2018.

 
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Clint J. Foley

April 22, 2018 |

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

CLINT J. FOLEY age 41, of Whitaker, on April 21, 2018. He was a son of Pamela (Evagues) Markovich of Whitaker and the late Joseph Foley. Clint was a custodian for the West Mifflin school district at the Homeville Elementary School. Brother of Mylo (Sharon) Markovich and Samantha Markovich of Greensburg; fiance of Dina DiNardo of Whitaker; grandson of Eleanor Duche of West Mifflin and the late Stanley and Lucille Foley, and the late Leonard Evagues, Sr.; also survived by aunts and uncles and his good friends, Matt and Amanda Walker, and Gary and Mirilyn Green, and many more good friends. Visitation Tuesday, April 24, 2018, from 4-8 p.m. at the MALOY - SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300, where his Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday at 10 a.m., Rev. Thomas Dansak officiating. Burial will be in Round Hill Park.

 
 

Edward R. Sudzina

April 22, 2018 |

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

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Edward R. Sudzina age 91. He passed peacefully on April 19, 2018. Our family have found ourselves humbled by the outpouring of love, support, and prayers we have received from all. They have been heard and appreciated. Edward was born February 28, 1927 to the late Michael and Mary (Chir) Sudzina in Duquesne, PA. He is survived by his children, Martin W Sudzina, Debra Keane (Mike) and Mari Lynn Klein (Rick). Grandchildren, Jenifer A Burns (Aaron), Tara E Keane, Gregory J Sudzina, Adara Drish, Great Grandson Nolan G Keane and many nieces and nephews.

 
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Ronald Keck

April 22, 2018 |

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

Carl Ronald Keck, age 85 of West Mifflin, died Saturday, April 21, 2018. He was born August 13, 1932 in New Eagle, the son of the late Carl William and Edith Ackman Keck. Ronald was the owner of the former Keck’s Dairy and Keck’s Famous Restaurant in Wilson and Clairton, PA, where he retired from after more than thirty years in business.

 

 
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Marica T. Spudic

April 21, 2018 |

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

MARICA T. SPUDIC age 86, of Verona, formerly of Duquesne, on April 20, 2018. She was born July 20, 1931, in Brajak-Brdo, Croatia, to the late Petar and Kata (Baic) Tomas. She was a retired housekeeper at Jefferson Regional Medical Center, a member of St. Joseph Church, Verona, PA, and the Croatian Fraternal Union Lodge #320. Wife of the late Dragutin Spudic; mother of Barbara (Michael) Opat of Verona, John Spudic of North Huntingdon, and Walter (Valerie) Spudic of Pine-Richland Twp.; grandmother of Susan (Jeff) Ezykowsky, Nicole (Michael) Zalac, Dylan Patchin, Charles and Edgar Spudic; one great-grandson, Jeffrey Ezykowsky; sister of John (Josephine) Baic of Jackson Center, PA, and the late Josip Tomas and Misko Tomas; also survived by nieces and nephews in America and in Croatia. Visitation Sunday, April 22, 2018, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the MALOY - SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300. Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, April 23, 2018, at St. Joseph Church, Duquesne, at 10 a.m. Burial will be in the Parish Cemetery.
 

 

Anna "Ruth" Ainsco

April 20, 2018 |

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

Anna "Ruth" Ainsco, age 93, of McKeesport, died April 19, 2018, at home. Born March 14, 1925, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Herman and Olivia (Barns) Clifton King and the wife of the late Charles W. Ainsco.

 
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Betty Jane Campbell

April 20, 2018 |

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

Betty Jane Campbell, age 92 of Port Vue, passed away on Thursday, April 19, 2018 in The Palms at O'Neil in McKeesport.  Born April 19, 1926, she was a daughter William F. and Eurenia L. Johnson.  A member of Port Vue United Methodist Church, Betty Jane was preceded in death by her husband Findley M. Campbell, who passed away February 3, 1997, and her brother William Johnson.  

 
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Miles Karan

April 20, 2018 |

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

Miles Karan, 58, of Clairton, passed away at AHN Jefferson Hospital on Thursday April 19, 2018.  He was born March 28, 1960 in McKeesport to the late Milan and Mary Frick Karan.  Miles is survived by son, Steve Karan; and sister, Linda Marie Brown of West Newton.  Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Milan and George Karan.  Miles lived in Clairton his whole life, was an independent contractor, and enjoyed socializing with friends.  Visitation will take place Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 2 – 4 pm at S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th Street, Clairton,  PA   15025.  A memorial service will take place at the funeral home immediately following visitation. Inurnment will take place on Monday, April 30, 2018 at 2:00 pm at Round Hill Cemetery in Elizabeth Township.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

Charles James Derkas

April 20, 2018 |

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

Charles James Derkas, age 83 of Versailles, passed away on Thursday, April 19, 2018 in Monroeville Rehabilitation and Wellness Center.  Born January 19, 1935 in Versailles, he was a son of the late Charles James and Julia A. (Mallak) Derkas.  A former carpet installer for Ruben's Furniture Company in McKeesport who also worked as a warehouseman for Mead Paper Company, Charles was a member of St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church in Christy Park and a US Navy Veteran of the Korean War. 

 
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Margaret Ann Derkas

April 20, 2018 |

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

Margaret Ann Derkas, age 83 of Versailles, passed away on Thursday, April 19, 2018 in Monroeville Rehabilitation and Wellness Center.  Born May 15, 1934 in Greensburg, she was a daughter of the late Emerson E. and Florence I. (Swauger) Miller.  A secretary at the former Eger Motors in McKeesport and a member of St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church in Christy Park, Margaret passed hours after her husband, the late Charles James Derkas.  

 
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Raymond J. Macheck

April 20, 2018 |

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

Raymond J. Machek, age 88, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital. He was born February 17, 1930 in Duquesne, PA, a son of the late Joseph D. and Mary Irene (Petrak) Machek.

 
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Arliss Joyce Harper

April 19, 2018 |

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

Arliss Joyce Harper, age 78, of Glassport, died Wednesday, April 18, 2018.  She was born in McKeesport on February 26, 1940.  She is the daughter of the late Kenneth and the late Mary Grace Evans Jones.  She was preceded in death by her husbands, Donald Lewandosky, John Fasiska, and James H. Harper, Jr. 

Arliss was employed at the Amvets in McKeesport for several years.

She is survived by her children, Tammy Lynn (Thurman D.) Smith of Canyon Lake, Texas, Daniel (Evelyn) Lewandosky of Sutersville, John (Christine) Fasiska of Boynton Beach, Florida and Kelly (Rod) Brinker of Rillton; grandchildren, Monique Semian, Malory Bailey, Ryan Fasiska and Derek Fasiska; great-grandchildren, Haley, Miranda, Ethan, Haley, Nolan, Alex and Conor; brothers, Kenneth Jones, Terrance and Andrew Dzvonick.  She is preceded in death by Ronald, Charles and Robert Jones, Dolores Kooy, Arlene Lay, and Darrell Dzvonick.  A special thank you to her doctors, David Harinstein, Kevin Kane, Susan Rakfal and Family Hospice & Palliative Care; and also for their wonderful care, Andrew “Buddy” and Debra Dzvonick.

Services were held Thursday, April 19, 2018 at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation & Mortuary Services (Sue Striffler Galaski, Supervisor 412-678-6177). 

Condolences may be made at www.strifflerfuneralhomes.com.

 
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Donald Hickman

April 19, 2018 |

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

It is with sadness in their hearts that the family of Donald Hickman announces his passing, and entrance into eternal life on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. He was a devoted, caring, and dedicated family man and will be deeply missed by his loved ones.  He was born in Dravosburg on December 4, 1930 to the late Adam and Myra Leadbeater Hickman.  Donald will be greatly missed by his loving wife, of 67 wonderful years, Mary Lou; children, Daniel Hickman, Patty (Gerald) Tedesco, Karen (Bryan) Snodgrass; grandchildren, Gerald (Kristen) Tedesco Jr., Jonathan (Robyn) Tedesco, Jamie (William) Dugas, Kylie Snodgrass, Alyssa Snodgrass, Jacob Snodgrass; great-grandchildren, Caleb, Tristan, Marisa, Dominic and Isabella, as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.  Along with his parents, Donald was preceded in death by 6 brothers and 1 sister.  Donald was a lifelong resident of Dravosburg, and a graduate of McKeesport High School.  He served in the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict, was retired from US Steel Research Lab in Monroeville in 1984, and owned and operated the distributorship for the McKeesport Daily News and Pittsburgh Press in Dravosburg for 40 years. Don was a devout Christian his entire life, leading many people to understand God’s love for them.  He was an accomplished baseball pitcher for McKeesport High School, many local sandlot teams, and Mitchell Air Force Base.   In 1953, he was offered to try-out for the Pittsburgh Pirates.  The family is especially grateful for the exceptional kindness, concern and care from all of his caregivers, especially Caitlin Sostaric and Alexa Paranzino, his primary caregivers.  Visitation will take place Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 1 – 8 pm at I. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 203 4th Street, Dravosburg,  PA 15034. A memorial service will take place on Monday April 23, 2018 at Amity Presbyterian Church in Dravosburg at 11:00 am followed by interment at Richland Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Catholic Hospice at catholichospicepgh.org. Online condolences may be offered at wwwfinneyfuneralhome.com

 

John Fenster

April 19, 2018 |

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

John (Shaffer) Fenster,45 of McKeesport passed away suddenly on April 15.2018. He was born September 6,1972 in McKeesport.

 
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Rocco R. Tedesco

April 18, 2018 |

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

Rocco “Rocky” R. Tedesco, 94 of McKeesport, PA passed away on April 17, 2018 in Meadville, PA.  He was born on January 22, 1924 in Fayette County, PA son of the late Frank Tedesco and Anna Marie (DiPierro) Tedesco.  Rocco married Dorothy H. Schmipf on March 1, 1947.  She preceded him in death on July 11, 2008. Rocco served in the Army as part of the Blackhawk Division.  He was awarded the American Theater Ribbon, EAME Theater Ribbon with a Bronze Star, Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon, Good Conduct Ribbon and a Victory Medal.  Rocco was the owner and operator of Cannon-Tedesco Concrete.  He enjoyed neighborhood activities, flower gardens and helping others in his community.

          

 
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Yolanda Majzer

April 18, 2018 |

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

Yolanda Majzer, age 57, of McKeesport, died April 13, 2018. She was born in St. Croix, Virgina Islands on June 1, 1960. She is the daughter of Phoebie Henry Monell of Elizabeth and the late Marciano Monell. She was a former bus driver for PA Coach Lines for approximately 28 years.

 
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Caroline M. Madera

April 18, 2018 |

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

Caroline M. Madera, age 83, of McKeesport, died April 15, 2018, at home. Born December 8, 1934, in Braddock, PA, she was the daughter of the late Steven and Caroline (Lyoch) Wargo, and the ex-wife of late husband Ruben Madera.

 
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Edmund E. "Mickey" Adamek

April 18, 2018 |

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

Edmund E. "Mickey" Adamek, age 93, of Greenock, died April 17, 2018, at Locust Grove of West Mifflin. Born February 25, 1925, in Port Vue, he was the son of the late Jan and Aniela (Kotulsky) Adamek and the husband of Laura (Michalek) Adamek.

 
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Lois Banks

April 17, 2018 |

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

Lois D. Banks, age 87, of McKeesport, died April 11, 2018, at Trinity-West Hospital.

 
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Mary Lou McMarlin

April 17, 2018 |

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

Mary Lou McMarlin, age 67, of Coraopolis, died April 15, 2018, at UPMC McKeesport.

 
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Christine "Gertrude" Will

April 17, 2018 |

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

Christine “Gertrude” Will of Elizabeth Township, died April 11, 2018 at St. Barnabas Nursing Home in Gibsonia, PA.  She was 100 years old.  Gertrude was born on May 22, 1917 in Nauborn, Germany.  She is the daughter of the late Johannes and Christine (Kuhn) Will.

 
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Margaret (Kolesar) Zoscak

April 16, 2018 |

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

Margaret (Kolesar) Zoscak, 88, of Elizabeth Township, died Sunday, April 15, 2018. She was born December 10, 1929 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Michael and Susan (Hudak) Kolesar. She was the wife of the late Joseph Lawrence Zoscak who died February 2, 2002. Margaret was a member of the former Holy Trinity Church in McKeesport and was a graduate of McKeesport High School. Her favorite joys in life were working at the various clothing fashion stores during McKeesport's "Booming Days"  in the 40's and 50's. She loved being home and helping her mom and dad and enjoyed listening to the music of her time. She was also an avid bird enthusiast. She is survived by her son, Jeffrey Zoscak of Monroeville, brother, Richard (Rita) Kolesar of East McKeesport, nieces, nephews and cousins.

 
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Fred August Happe Jr.

April 16, 2018 |

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

Fred August Happe Jr., 76, of Clairton, formerly of Bridgeville, passed away at home on Sunday April 15, 2018.  He was born in Upper St. Clair on May 17, 1941 to the late Fred A. and Mary Happe Sr. Fred is survived by daughter, Mary Elizabeth (Jack) Happe Arelt of Brentwood; son, Fred A. Happe of Tarentum; grandchildren, Michelle, Daniel, Joshua; great-grandchildren, Aleena, D.J., Daevon, Jaylee, Jonathan; brothers, Ronald Happe and Glen Happe both of FL.  Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by stepson Jody Happe.  Fred was a veteran of the US Army having served during the Vietnam War, was retired from the maintenance department of US Steel Clairton Works, was adept at electrical repair, and was a self-ordained pastor.  Arrangements have been entrusted to S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th Street, Clairton,  PA  15025.  The family suggests donations be made to the funeral home to help defray expenses.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

Carmelita A. Halaszynski

April 16, 2018 |

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

Carmelita A. Halaszynski, age 74, of McKeesport, passed away on Monday, April 16, 2018. She was born in Puerto Rico on July 14, 1943, the daughter of the late Antonio and Facunda Rivera Martinez Guzman, and the wife of the late William N. Halaszynski. She was employed at Forbes Regional Hospital for many years and was a member of Corpus Christi Church in McKeesport. Carmelita enjoyed cooking and loved to spend time with her family.

 
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Elizabeth Marie Stipkovits Garish

April 16, 2018 |

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

Elizabeth Marie Stipkovits Garish, age 34, of McKeesport, after a courageous fight with cancer, died Monday, April 16, 2018.  She was born on May 3, 1983 and is the daughter of Joseph Carl and Cheryl Joy Lorincz Stipkovits of McKeesport.  She was previously employed as a medical secretary at Premier Medical and at UPMC, Braddock Hospital.

 
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Mary T. McNeil

April 16, 2018 |

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

Mary T. (Bernadowski) McNeil, age 83, of Elizabeth, passed away on Friday, April 13, 2018 at home. She retired as the owner of the Shamrock in Elizabeth. A member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth where she was a former member of the Christian Mothers, she was a former member of Elizabeth Borough Council.

 
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William T. Dzurko, Jr.

April 16, 2018 |

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

William T. Dzurko, Jr., 60 of McKeesport, died April 16, 2018.  He is the son of the late William T. and Anne (Basarab) Dzurko, Sr.  Beloved husband of Celeste (Potter) Dzurko.  He is survived by his son John (Amy) Dzurko of Bethel Park; daughter Carolyn (Luke Lizik) Dzurko of Charleston, SC; grandson Nicholas Dzurko; brother Tom (Linda) Dzurko of El Pase, TX and sister Mary (tom) Mahoney of Poolesville, MD.  Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport, Thurs. 2-4 and 6-8.  A funeral blessing will be held Fri. 10:00 am in the funeral home with Father Miroslaus Wojcicki.  Interment following Calvary Cemetery.

 

Katherine “Kathy” Louise Toner Hitchens

April 15, 2018 |

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

Mrs. Katherine “Kathy” Louise Toner Hitchens, of Elizabeth Township, died Tuesday, April 10, 2018, in Burlington, NC, following an extended illness at age 85. Born in McKeesport, she is the daughter of the late, William James and Dorothea Nill Toner. Mrs. Hitchens grew up in Beaver, PA, then graduated from The Grier School in Tyrone, PA, where she pursued equestrian interests. Mrs. Hitchens earned her college degree from Endicott in Beverly, MA, majoring in retail merchandising, returned to Pittsburgh, and worked for Eastern Airlines and later, The United Steel Workers of America.  In 1956, she married Mr. Edward Floyd Hitchens and established residence in Elizabeth Township.  She was proceeded in death by him at the age of 39, an event which changed the course and mission of her life. After experiencing comfort from a Theos Grief support group, she felt the need to console others. Ultimately, she became the facilitator of this local support group for over thirty years, became involved in developing and later directing the Board of The Self Help Group Network of Pittsburgh, The Self Help Group Theos Foundation, was awarded The Pittsburgh Area Self Help Networking Award in 1987, and was nominated for The National President’s Service Award in 1995. She is a former Brownie Scout leader, current member of the Mount Vernon Presbyterian Church, and has served her community in numerous civic and voluntary capacities. Survivors include daughters, Nancy L. Hitchens of Elizabeth Township, PA, Janet L. Hitchens, of Burlington, NC, stepdaughter, Becky Dombroski, of Rome, NY, and grandson, Daniel “Evan” Piephoff, of Cambridge, MA.

 
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Judith Karen Bane Reitzel

April 15, 2018 |

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

Judith Karen Bane Reitzel, 76, of Eighty Four, PA, formerly of Jefferson Hills, passed away on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at UPMC Presbyterian in Pittsburgh.  She was born November 17, 1941 to the late Robert & Agnes Miller Bane.  She was a loving wife, for 35, years to the late Raymond T. Reitzel Sr. who passed away in 1991.  Judith is survived by daughter; Amanda (Kevin Shetterly) M. Reitzel Clous of Finleyville; sons, Raymond T. Reitzel Jr. of Eighty Four, Thomas L. Reitzel of Bethel Park, Timothy A. Reitzel of Jefferson Hills; grandchildren Michael, Justin, Timmy Jr., Paige, Tommy Jr.; brother, James (Linda) Bane of Peters Township; and sister Agnes Bane of Clairton.  Along with her parents and husband, Judith was preceded in death by daughter, Patricia; brother, Robert Bane; and sister Jerilyn Bane Simo. She was a member of St. Paulinus Church in Clairton, was retired from West Jefferson Hills School District's Custodial Department, enjoyed cooking, gardening and the outdoors. Visitation and interment will be private. Arrangements have been entrusted to S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, INC., 432 N. 6th Street, Clairton,  PA  15025. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

Joann T. Edder

April 15, 2018 |

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

Joann T Edder, 69, died April 13, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband Lawrence Edder. She is the daughter of the late Nick and Rose (Salopec) Marcic. She is survived by her daughter Valerie (Matthew) Mayo; son Lewis (Lucy) Edder; and sisters Mary Ann Mozes, Marie Vukelja, Antoinette Cisar, and Cathy Bercik. She was preceded in death by her sister Bernice Lia. Joann was a member of Christ the Light of the World Parish. Friends received Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquense Tue. from 2-8pm. A funeral blessing will be held at 6pm with Father Tom Lewandowski.

 

Fay LaRue Curran

April 14, 2018 |

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

Fay LaRue Curran, 89, of Wauchula, passed away at Somers Hospice House in Sebring on Saturday, April 7, 2018.

 
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Faith Ann Resnik

April 13, 2018 |

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

Faith Ann “Coach” Resnik, age 54, of White Oak, passed away peacefully, Thursday, April 12, 2018, surrounded by all of her siblings and many other family members.  She was born in McKeesport on February 6, 1964 and is the daughter of her loving parents, the late Charles “Chuck” and Florence Rossing Resnik. She was also preceded in death by her big brothers, Charlie and Danny “Rusk” Resnik.

 
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Martin W. Bishop, Jr.

April 13, 2018 |

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

Martin W. Bishop, Jr., age 60, of McKeesport, died April 11, 2018, at home. Born September 10, 1957, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Martin W. Bishop, Sr. and Lois (Scott) Carey.

 
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Carla Dawn Saunders

April 13, 2018 |

Published By Elmer L Herman Funeral Home | Posted in: Elmer L. Herman Funeral Home

Carla Dawn Youngblood, age 49, of McKeesport, passed on Wednesday, April 4, 2018.  Mother of Laci (NcKeon) Saunders, Airyce Youngblood and Bere'ona Johnson.  1 brother and sister.  Grandmother of James Wilson, jr., and Zhemil Youngblood Thomas.

 
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Sean M. Begandy

April 12, 2018 |

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

Sean M. Begandy, age 40 of McKeesport, passed away on Thursday, April 12, 2018.  Born June 2, 1977 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Joseph J. Begandy, Jr. and Wendy Jean (Shields) Senick.  Sean worked as a dispatcher for S&S Transit and was also the co-owner of the former Original Bean Coffee Shop in Century III Mall. 

 
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Andrew Kovall

April 12, 2018 |

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

Andrew Kovall, 89, of North Versailles, Pennsylvania, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 8, 2018. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, veteran, scholar, and friend. Andrew was born April 15, 1928 in Linn, Pennsylvania. He is preceded in death by his parents Susanna and John Kovall, and his siblings John, Andrew, Michael, Paul, George, Pete, and Susanna. He devoted his life to public service. Andrew joined the Army in 1946 and spent much of his six years of active duty service in Asmara, Eritrea in East Africa, a place he held near to his heart until his last days, even taking a trip back in 1995. After his time in the Army, he joined the Navy Reserves, serving 22 more years to his country. Andrew worked for the state of Pennsylvania as a vocational rehabilitation counselor for 30 years in Pittsburgh and McKeesport. He was a member of the American Legion and VFW and served as an usher at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church. Andrew considered himself a renaissance man who enjoyed reading, tailoring, painting, tinkering, and especially gardening. He challenged his mind throughout his lifetime, learning new languages, taking college courses in his retirement, and doing the daily crossword in red pen. He had a great love of music that he passed on to his children and grandchildren. Never having met a stranger, Andrew loved conversing with everyone around him. He most loved spending time with his family. Andrew is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Virginia; daughter Carolyn (Robert) Brown; son Robert (Sandra) Kovall; granddaughter Chelsea (Tommy); grandsons Evan, Michael, Matthew, and Mitchell; great-granddaughter Grace; and many nieces and nephews.
 
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Anne C. Wiser

April 12, 2018 |

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

Anne C. Wiser, 92, of North Versailles passed away on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. She was born August 6th, 1925 in Wilkinsburg, PA to Milton Scandalis, and raised by Step-Father Theodore Crandall and Mother Linnea Widland.

 
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David E. Lang

April 12, 2018 |

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

David E. Lang, age 62 of Gainesville, FL. formerly of Port Vue, PA. lost his battle with cancer and died April 10,2018, he was born August  1, 1955 in McKeesport.

 
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Reginald S. Agee

April 11, 2018 |

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

Reginald S. Agee, age 72, of Duquesne, died April 9, 2018 at home. Born September 24, 1945, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late William Tolliver and Ruth Agee.

 
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Donna Bradley

April 11, 2018 |

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

Donna Bradley, age 74, of Coulter, PA, died Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at UPMC McKeesport Hospital. Born February 28, 1944, in Tarentum, PA she was the daughter of the late  Dan and May Walker and the wife of the late Charles "Bucky" Edward Bradley for over 53 years.

 
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Luigi Como

April 11, 2018 |

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

Luigi Como, age 95, of Christy Park, died April 10, 2018, at Senior Care Plaza. Born June 17, 1922, in Palena, Italy, he was the son of the late Giuseppe and Assunta (Testa) Como and the husband of the late Ida (Toppi) Como for over 60 years.

 
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Mary E. Zaradzki

April 10, 2018 |

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

Mary E. Zaradzki, age 87, of White Oak, died April 9, 2018, at home. Born October 22, 1930, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Wigand) Zoscak and the wife of Joseph M. Zaradzki, Sr., for over 67 years.

 
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JoAnn Mary (Tick) Vanard

April 09, 2018 |

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

JoAnn Mary (Tick) Vanard, 58, of McKeesport, died Friday, April 6, 2018. She was born February 11, 1960 in Pittsburgh and was the daughter of the late Robert G. and Geraldine A. (Kurka) Tick. She is survived by her sons, Eric L. Vanard and Sean R. Vanard of McKeesport, sister, Jennifer (Wayne) Sanders of Moon Township, brother,  Robert C. (Diana) Tick of Forest Hills, and nephews, Ryan and Jordan Tick and Wayne and Nicholas Sanders. There is no visitation.

 
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Jean Pringle Rogers

April 09, 2018 |

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

Jean Pringle Rogers, 85 of North Huntingdon died April 8, 2018 at Arrowood Care Center. She was born October 27, 1932 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late William and Emma Pringle.

 
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Carl Allan Griffith

April 08, 2018 |

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

Carl Allan Griffith, age 63 of South Park and formerly of Port Vue, passed away at his daughter's home surrounded by his family on Friday, April 6, 2018.  Born September 11, 1954 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Harry L. and Katherine (Rodehaver) Griffith.  The owner/operator of Griffith Auto Sales and Neighborhood Dollar Store, both in McKeesport, Carl also worked as the head body man at John Naretto Buick and White Oak and Bowser Pontiac and also as an insurance adjuster. 

 
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Daniel Ikach

April 08, 2018 |

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

Daniel Ikach, age 88, of McKeesport, died April 7, 2018, at home. Born September 8, 1929, in Duquesne, he was the son of the late Vaso and Mileva (Lakich) Ikach and the husband of Dorothy (Hutsko) Ikach for over 42 loving years.

 
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James E. Goldsworthy

April 08, 2018 |

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

James E. Goldsworthy, 53 of Elizabeth died April 4, 2018.  He is the son of the late Ernest and Marilyn Schwirian.  He is survived by his children Justin (Amber Bound) Goldsworthy, Nicole (Mike Jackson) Goldsworthy, Jessica Goldsworthy and Jerred (Carly Hindman) Goldsworthy; his beloved granddaughters Taylor and Braelyn Jackson; brother Ernest Schwirian and cousins Jerry (Joanne) Wirbicki and Randi (Tommy Carr) Reed.  James was a very proud grandfather who loved spending time with his grandbabies.  He also loved cooking, fishing and playing cards.  Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport, Wed. 6-8, at which time a funeral service will be held.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wojciechowski Funeral Home.

 

James "Jim" Kenneth Burge

April 08, 2018 |

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

James “Jim” Kenneth Burge, 92, of Clairton passed away at home on Saturday, April 7, 2018.  He was born January 8, 1926, in Clairton, to the late James and Elizabeth Long Burge.  Jim was a loving husband, for 67 years, to his late wife, Elizabeth “Betty” Demis Burge, who passed away in 2015.  He is survived by sons, James (Jane) M. Burge, Paul A. Burge, both of Clairton; daughter Barbara (Mark) A. Murray of Clairton; grandchildren, Mary (Jeff) Trott, Anne (Jerome Ramsey) Burge, Christianna Murray; great-grandchildren, Anthony, Jakob, Noah, Ian, and Sofie.  Along with his parents and spouse, Jim was preceded in death by brothers, Adrian “Dutch”, Robert, William; sisters, Esther MacNicol and Edna Lees. He was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Church in Clairton, a graduate of Clairton High School, served his country in the Armed Guard Service of the US Navy during WWII on the Merchant Marine ship The SS Jonathon Worth, enjoyed Clairton High School football, frequenting the coffee shop to socialize, and spending quiet days at home.  Visitation and service will be private at S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th Street, Clairton,  PA   15025.    Inurnment will also be private at St. Clare Cemetery in Clairton.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

Donna J. Palko

April 06, 2018 |

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

DONNA J. PALKO 75, of Munhall, formerly of West Mifflin & Duquesne, died on April 4, 2018, at the home of her daughter, Jodi.  She was born on March 9, 1943, in Pittsburgh, to the late Paul & Della (Gaca) McGrail. She was the wife of the late Stephen J. Palko, Jr. She is survived by children Marci (Mark Provident) Palko, of West Mifflin, Jodi (Chris) Thomas of South Park, Stacie Fagan (Tom Yuhas) of West Mifflin; grandchildren Quinn Palko, Cody (fiance, Katie Flaugh) Fagan, Luke Fagan, Owen &  Keagan Provident, and Logan & Erica Thomas, sister of Larry (Sherry) McGrail of Peters Township. There is no visitation. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Hedwig Church of Christ the Light of the World Parish on Monday, April 9, 2018, 10 am with the Rev. Thomas Lewandowski officiating.  Private family burial will be held at St. Hedwig Cemetery, West Mifflin.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph Retirement Fund, 1020 State St., Baden PA 15005. Arrangements entrusted to the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300.

 

Marlene J. Artim

April 06, 2018 |

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

Marlene J. Artim, age 79, of North Versailles died on Friday, April 6, 2018. She was born in Duquesne on October 18, 1938 and is the daughter of the late John and Ann Vircik Files and the wife of the late John E. Artim. She was a member of St. Robert Bellarmine Church and was employed by Pizza Hut in North Versailles until her retirement.

 
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Edith A. Pavlischek

April 06, 2018 |

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

Edith (CASE) Pavlischek, age 90, of Pittsburgh, formerly of Glassport, died April 6, 2018, at the South West Veterans Care Center.  Born January 30, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Nathan and Katherine (Dodds) Case and the wife of the late Joseph A. Pavlischek.

 
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Mary Ann Richards

April 06, 2018 |

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

Mary Ann Richards 76, of White Oak passed away April 5, 2018 in UPMC McKeesport.She was born December 8, 1941 in New Eagle, Pa. The daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs William Foster. She is survived by her husband Frank O. Richards, daughters Karen Ellisor (Harry), Rhonda Ellisor (August), Gina Ellisor (George), Susan Patterson (Vince) and sons Marvin EllisorJr. (Michelle) and Adam Richards (Kim). She is also survived by a brother Robert Foster (Jan) and grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was predeceased by a daughter Barbara. Friends may call Monday April 9,2018 from 3:00 to 7:00 pm in the William H. Craig Funeral Home,Inc. 3000 Versailles Ave. McKeesport,Pa. A funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11:00am in the funeral home. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth, Pa.

 

Margaret E. Forgash

April 06, 2018 |

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

Margaret E. Forgash, 76, of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday, April 5, 2018. She was born September 24, 1941 in Braddock, Pa., a daughter of the late John and Mary Doperak.

 
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Christina Skarzynski

April 06, 2018 |

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

Christina Skarzynski, 37, of North Huntington PA, passed away peacefully at 6:30 a.m. after a courageous struggle with Huntington's Disease.

 
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Gerald T. Zambanini

April 06, 2018 |

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

Gerald T. Zambanini, 67, of North Huntingdon, died Friday March 30, 2018. He was born December 26, 1950 in Springdale, a son of the late Abraham and Renee Zambanini and step son of the late Elsie Zambanini. Gerald was a graduate of McKeesport Hospital School of Nursing and continued on to their anesthesia school and was certified as a CRNA. He also received a bachelor’s degree in education from California University. He was a retired nurse anesthetist for UPMC McKeesport Hospital. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Janet E. (George) Zambanini and a son Christopher Komyanik of Arlington VA.

 
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Margaret I. Heath

April 06, 2018 |

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

Margaret I. Heath, 93, formerly of Uniontown and Greenock, died Sunday, April 1, 2018. She was the daughter of the late John A. and Catherine (McKeeta) Ingram and the wife of the late Don Reid Heath. She is survived by her brother, Robert Ingram of White Oak and sister, Catherine Ingram of New York, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sister, Dorothy Stepko who died April  2, 2014. Margaret was an avid reader, gardener, and member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth Township.

 
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Isabella (Pearson) Thompson

April 06, 2018 |

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

Isabella (Pearson) Thompson, 84, of Palmyra, Virginia went home to be with her Lord on Easter morning, Sunday, April 1, 2018. She was born in Homeville, Pennsylvania on April 15, 1933 to the late George H. and Dorothy (Lingertot) Pearson. Isabella grew up in Dravosburg, Pennsylvania, Where she graduated from McKeesport High School in 1951. She married the love of her life, the late Thomas Cowan Thompson of Glassport on May 16, 1952 at the First Methodist Church in Glassport. They were married for 60 years and resided in Elizabeth Township. After raising her four sons, Isabella began a career in banking and eventually retired as a bank officer for Three Rivers Bank. She was baptized at the Riverview Baptist Church of McKeesport in 1962, but continued following her love of Anglican Worship throughout her life. Most recently, she attended the Christ Anglican Fellowship Church in Orange, Virginia. Her favorite Bible verses were Philippians 4: 6-7. Isabella and Thomas had a love for travel and visited Nova Scotia, Bermuda, Israel and Alaska after retirement.

 
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Richard E. Lieberum

April 06, 2018 |

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

Richard E. Lieberum, 70, of McKeesport, died Tuesday, April 3, 2018. He was born August 18, 1947 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Edmund C. and Donna (Watson) Lieberum. He was the husband of the late Mary Jane (Knapton) Lieberum who died July 14, 2013. Richard was a member of St. Patrick Parish in Christy Park, AARP, and Elizabeth Township Senior Citizens. He was retired from Bechtel Marine Propulsion in Monroeville. He is survived by his son, Matthew (Heather) Lieberum and daughter, Angela  (Shawn) Ruby of Elizabeth Township, sisters, Joani Ashton and Carla (Ron) Anderchak of Elizabeth Township, grandchildren, Lauren Ruby and Weston and Peyton Lieberum, special nephew, Gerry Coulter,  nieces and nephews.

 
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Robert M. Porter

April 05, 2018 |

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

Robert M. Porter age 66 of Blair, Nebraska, husband of Marna (Murphy) Porter, formerly of North Huntingdon, PA, entered into rest April 4, 2018 at Memorial Community Hospital in Blair.

 
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Walter P. Plesniak, Jr.

April 04, 2018 |

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

Walter P. Plesniak, Jr., 54 of McKeesport, died April 3, 2018.  He is the son of the late Walter P. and Mary M. (Adams) Plesniak, Sr.  He is survied by sisters Diana Farally and Maria Plesniak; brothers Edward Plesniak and Steve Nehila; children Rachel, Kara and Crystal Plesniak; son Bobby Derkis; beloved friend Alana Tewell; nephew Johnny Farally and nieces.  Walter was a union roofer and was a member of the Glassport American Legion for 15 years.  Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport, Thurs. from 2-4.  In lieu of flowers the family is requesting memorial contributions be made directly to the Wojciechowski Funeral Home.

 

Peggy Kay Leibold

April 04, 2018 |

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

Peggy Kay Leibold, age 74, of White Oak, died April 3, 2018, at UPMC Presbyterian. Born August 16, 1943, in Upper Tract, WV, she was the daughter of the late Berlin and Kathryn (Dean) Smith and the wife of the late Paul A. Leibold.

 
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Raymond P. Riemenschneider

April 04, 2018 |

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

Raymond P. Riemenschneider, 71, died March 31, 2018 in White Oak where he grew up.  A celebration of his life is planned for a later date.  Funeral arrangements by Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne.

 

Joseph G. "Whitey" Hlad

April 03, 2018 |

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

JOSEPH G. "WHITEY" HLAD age 96, of West Mifflin, on Holy Saturday, March 31, 2018. He was a son of the late Joseph and Helen (Holko) Hlad. Whitey was a retired bearing repairman from US Steel Duquesne Works, a graduate of Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics, member of the American Legion Post 701 White Oak, former VFW Post 188, the AARP and the former West Mifflin Annex Senior Citizens. He proudly served our country in the Army during WWII. Beloved husband of 68 years to Cecelia A. (Rago) Hlad; father of Melany Hlad of Pittsburgh, Nadine (David) Winwood of White Oak and Patrice "PT" (Paul Ludwig) Hlad of West Mifflin; grandfather of Joseph Winwood of Brooklyn, NY and Nicholas Winwood of Manchester, NH; brother of Edward (Carol) Hlad of Jefferson Hills and the late Mary (late Michael) Pachuta, late Helen (late Harry) Gilliard, late Anne (late Anthony) Merda, late Michael "Minners" (surviving spouse Elizabeth) Hlad; also nieces and nephews. Visitation on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, from 2-8 p.m. at the MALOY - SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300. Blessing Service will be on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, at 9:30 a.m. in the funeral home followed by Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Name Church of Christ the Light of the World Parish at 10 a.m. Rev. Thomas Lewandowski officiating. Burial with military honors in Holy Trinity Cemetery, West Mifflin. Whitey's family would like to acknowledge the staff at Locust Grove and Bridges Hospice for their kind, compassionate care and support. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Caring Ministry of Christ the Light of the World Parish, 32 S. First St., Duquesne, PA 15110.

 
 

Norma Jean Supansic

April 02, 2018 |

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

Norma Jean Supansic, 82, of Christy Park, died Saturday, March 31, 2018. She was born March 8, 1936 in Christy Park and was the daughter of the late Rudolph and Sarah (Stefani) Supansic. Norma  worked for the former G.C. Murphy Co. warehouse in Christy Park and was a loyal member of the Teamsters for 38 years. She is survived by brothers, Donald (Elaine) Supansic of West Mifflin and Robert Supansic of Christy Park, sisters, Vivian (Joseph) Martino of White Oak, and Karen Supansic of Christy Park, nieces and nephews.

 
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Josephine A. Traud

April 02, 2018 |

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

Josephine A. Traud, 83 of West Mifflin, died March 31, 2018. She is the wife of the late Bernard J. Traud.  She is survived by her children Kenneth Traud, Bernard Traud, Theresa Metosky, Kim Wilson, William Traud and Randy Traud;  grandchildren  Nick, Chris, Josh, Crystal, Laura, Susie, Tiffany, Daniel and Michael and 12 great grandchildren.   She was prededed in death by a son Paul and granddaughter Kimmie.  Joy was a member of Grace United Church of Christ in Duquesne.  Friends received Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne, Mon. 2-4 and 6-8.  A funeral service will be held Tues. 11:00 am in the funeral home with Rev. Jim Condron.  Interment following Jefferson Memorial Park.

 

Regis Daniel Walton

April 01, 2018 |

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

Regis Daniel Walton, age 86, passed away Friday, March 30, 2018 at home. He was born December 13, 1931 in Braddock, a son of the late Joseph and Margaret Walton. He was a long time member of Greater Works Outreach, Monroeville. He was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict stationed at Fort Knox and went on to spend the next 28 years managing a number of bowling businesses including Norwin Lanes, North Versailles Bowling, and Bowling City, Mt. Lebanon. Most recently, until his retirement in December, he was in sales for Toona Auto Parts in North Huntingdon. He was an accomplished bowler, enjoyed golf and loved his family. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a son-in-law Jim Snyder; brothers Joe, Bob and Jack Walton; and a sister Audrey Yates. He is survived by his wife of over 66 years Joan (Ridgeway) Walton; his children Daniel (Donna) Walton of Monroeville, Diane Snyder of Wexford, David (Becky) Walton of Monroeville and Dennis (Bonnie) Walton of Ford City; 11 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren.
 
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Maud L. Andrew

April 01, 2018 |

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

Maud L. Andrew, 89, of Port Vue, went to her heavenly home to be embraced by a loving family on Thursday, March 29, 2018. She was born April 25, 1928 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Theodore C. Stumme and Dorothy E. (Kelly) Pishko. She was a member of West Side United Methodist Church in McKeesport, Eastern Star Clairton Chapter 316, and Senior Companion. Her family was the most important part of her life. She was the cherished mother of  Daryl (James) Gray of West Mifflin, and William  (Olivia) Andrew of Port Vue. She was the treasured grandmother of James W. Gray, Brenda Capolongo, Ellie Gray, and Reagan Andrew. She was blessed with 2 great-grandsons, Vincent Capolongo and Dorian Andrew. She was the loving sister of Barbara Hiquet of North Versailles and was the beloved aunt of many nieces and nephews.

 
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