Genevieve E. Emmett

June 17, 2018 |

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

Genevieve E. Emmitt, 94 formally of North Versailles, Pa. passed away June 14,2018 in Meadowcrest Nursing Center, Bethel Park. She was born March 16, 1924 in McKeesport the daughter of the late John J. Altmeyer Sr. and Jennie (Hessler) Altmeyer. She was the wife of the late Joseph W. Emmett.

Genevieve is survived by her son James Emmett and his wife Barbara of Naples Fl. she is also survived by a sister Evelyn M. Altmeyer. There is a private vistation on Tuesday in the funeral home. Burial will follow in Good Sheppard Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donation to the Cure Alzheimer's Fund at 34 Washington St. Suite 200 Wellesley Hils Ma. 02481. Funeral arrangement are under the care of the William H.Craig Funeral Home,Inc. 3000 Versailles Ave. McKeesport, Pa.15132

 

John D. Baran

June 16, 2018 |

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

John D. Baran, age 81, of Port Vue, died June 15, 2018, at Select Specialty Hospital of McKeesport. Born August 21, 1936, in Port Vue, he was the son of the late John C. and Anna (Macus) Baran and the husband of  Dorothy (Wertz) Baran for 42 years.

 
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Julia "Judy" Elizabeth Potochny

June 16, 2018 |

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

Julia "Judy" Elizabeth Potochny, 75, of Greenock, died Friday, June 15, 2018. She was born October 12, 1942 in Nashville, TN, and was the daughter of the late Herman and Betty  (Cole) Bryant. She was the wife of the late Richard Potochny who died September 3, 2017. Judy sold Mary Kay Cosmetics and was past president of Tops in Butler. She is survived by her sons, Mark (Dena) Potochny and John H. Potochny of Madison, IN, Jim (Christine) Potochny of Alexandria, VA, and Michael  (Mary Kay) Potochny of Greenock, daughter, Esther Michelle (Robert) Marasco of Poughkeepsie, NY, sisters, Nancy Hopkins of TN, and Patsy (Gary) Tobey and Kathe (Carl) Bryant of AR, grandchildren, Heather, Michael (Alyssa), Julia, Charlotte, Lissy, Joseph, Emma, Samantha, Alex, PK, Tyler, Savannah, Tyler, and Krystina, great-granddaughter, Elle, nieces and nephews.

 
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Edna J. (Smith) Ludwig

June 16, 2018 |

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

Edna J. (Smith) Ludwig, age 98, of Pittsburgh, passed away Friday, June 15, 2018. She was born June 17, 1919 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late August Anthony and Edna Minella (Lobaugh) Smith. She retired after 30 years of nursing at the Reformed Presbyterian for the Aged. She was a member of St. James Church in Wilkinsburg and enjoyed her time with the Hilltopper’s Bingo in East McKeesport and the North Versailles Senior VIP Travel Club. She is survived by her children Geraldine “Jerry” (late husband Adam) Kauffman, Jackie (Robert) Huemme, Robert (Denise) Ludwig, Ronald (Nancy) Ludwig and Edward (Kathy) Ludwig; grandchildren Adam (Monica), Laura (John), April (Tim), Lisa (Dayle), Kimberly, Kristen, Bob (Melissa), Karen (Carl), Maria, Thyme, Bow, Suzanne, Kurtis and Kristin (Jake); great grandchildren Heather (Shane), Deanna, Dylan, Nathan, Miranda, Brianna, Megan, Jessica, Erica, Katie (Tom), and Matthew (Maria); 3 great-great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
 
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Cindy Lou Platania

June 15, 2018 |

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

Cindy Lou Platania 57, of Buena Vista, died Wednesday, June 13, 2018. She was born August 6, 1960 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Richard Lee and Patricia Louise (Zeiler) Korieth. Cindy was a member of Merritt Primitive Methodist Church in Buena Vista. She was Paralegal and a graduate of Point Park University. She is survived by her daughters, Desiree Mihalic (Todd) Corbett of North Versailles and Erica Thorniley of North Huntingdon, sons, Eric Lee Bowles and Joseph John Platania of Elizabeth Township, brother, Richard (Leslie) Korieth and niece, Miranda Korieth of Buena Vista, grandchildren, Ronnie, Breana, Brody, Conner, and Eric Jr., and a great-grandson, Tristan.

 
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Jason Scott Mollard

June 14, 2018 |

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

Jason Scott Mollard, 48, of McKeesport, died Wednesday, June 13, 2018. He was born October 11, 1969 in McKeesport and was the son of Merry Ellen (Ward) Sipe of McKeesport.  Jason was a welder for Holtec International in Turtle Creek. He had previously worked at Ziebart Tidy Car and Value Auto Service in McKeesport. Jason loved fishing,  golf, woodworking, Play Station and watching Sci-Fi movies. He also enjoyed quad and dirt bike riding and spending time at the family cabin in Maryland.  In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Kimberly A. (Ursta) Mollard. daughter,  Kayla Marie (Frederick Ashbaugh) Mollard and son, Jeremy James Mollard of  McKeesport, grandchildren, Kaydence Marie and Isabella Marie Ashbaugh and Anthony James Hornfeck,  brother, Thomas D. Mollard  and sister, Kery Jen (Daryl) Sipe  of  McKeesport, an aunt and uncle, nieces, nephews and cousins.

 
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Rita C. Hyzy Fatula

June 14, 2018 |

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

Born on August 11, 1918, our dear mother, Rita C. Hyzy Fatula, peacefully fell asleep in the Lord on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, in her 100th year. She is the beloved mother of Sr. Mary Ann Fatula, O.P., Bill (Mary Jean) Fatula, Mike (Late Barbara) Fatula, Rita (Don) Moldovan, and Dave (Faustyna) Fatula. She is also survived by seven treasured grandchildren, nine beloved great-grandchildren, and loving nieces and nephews. Mom was the Lord's precious gift to us. Her deep Catholic faith, her sweet and gracious temperament, her kind, peaceful disposition, and her gentle loving ways made her the very heart and soul of our family and a joy to all who knew her.

 
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Lisa R. Saudarg

June 14, 2018 |

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

Lisa R. Saudarg, age 52, of Philipsburg, died June 14, 2018 at Kane Regional Nursing Center.

 
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Conrad J. "Dutch" Hart Jr.

June 14, 2018 |

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

CONRAD J. "DUTCH" J. HART Jr. age 82, of Sewickley formerly of Duquesne on June 13, 2018 at the Masonic Village at Sewickley. He was the son of the late Conrad J. and Helen M. (Richard) Hart, Sr. Dutch was a 32nd degree Mason of which he was very active and proud to be. Beloved husband of Mary Kathryn (Allison) Hart. Father of Cheryl Jean Hart. Stepfather of John P. Bummer, Diane Lober and Judith Bummer. Brother of Verda Marie Cross. Visitation on Friday, June 15, 2018 from 2-5 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300 where his funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Reverend Tim Reichard officiating. Burial will be in Jefferson Memorial Park. A Masonic Service will be held on Friday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

Mark A. Robinson

June 14, 2018 |

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

Mark A. Robinson, age 54, of Irwin, formerly of Whitaker Borough, died June 12, 2018, at home. Born March 19, 1964, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of Charles A. and Norma J. (Rushe) Robinson and the husband of Sarah (Rhodes) Robinson.

 
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Patricia Lynn Pastories

June 14, 2018 |

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

Patricia Lynn McDowell Pastories, age 69 of McKeesport, died on Wednesday, June 13, 2018. She was born September 19, 1948 in McKeesport, the daughter of Earl E. McDowell and the late Norine Taylor Jasper.  She was preceded in death by her brother, Jay McDowell. Patricia was a faithful Christian who adored her grandchildren and loved helping people. She was a talented crafter and especially enjoyed ceramics. In addition, she was a member of the Clan McDougall Society.

 
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Josephine C. Annoreno

June 13, 2018 |

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

Josephine C. Annoreno, age 95 of North Huntingdon, passed away on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 in High Banks Care Center in Worthington, OH.  Born June 6, 1923 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Felix and Stella (Sabela) Giganti.  A member of St. Patrick's Church in Christy Park (the former St. Perpetua,) Josephine joins her husband, the late Tony A. Annoreno, who passed away on January 18, 1953.

 
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Arthur M. Russell

June 13, 2018 |

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

Arthur M. Russell, age 73 of Port Vue, died Saturday, June 9, 2018. He was born on January 27, 1945 in Heidelberg, PA, the son of the late William M. and Margaret R. Harrison Russell. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War, and resided in California until 1998. He was preceded in death by his ex-wife, Kathleen Radan Russell.

 
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Clifford E. Usko

June 12, 2018 |

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

Clifford E. Usko, age 65, of Lincoln Borough, passed away on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at Waynesburg Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. An Army veteran serving during the Vietnam War, he was a retired aircraft repairman for U.S. Army and a member of St. Mark's Parish in Port Vue.

 
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Donald Allen Harrison

June 12, 2018 |

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

Donald Allen Harrison, 79, of North Huntingdon, died Saturday, June 9, 2018 at home. He was born July 30, 1938 in Greensburg, a son of the late Charles and Edna (Bowser) Harrison and was also preceded in death by his daughter Kelly Ann Bollman, siblings Edith Margaret “Peggy” Wilson, Marilyn G. “Susie” Armor, James, Thomas “Tucker”, and William Harrison; and a step grandson James McFadden. Don was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Larimer, where he served as a Deacon, Elder, and President of the Congregation. He was formerly active with the Norwin Colorguard, and Boy Scouts of America, which awarded him with the Silver Beaver Award.
 
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Judy Sokol

June 11, 2018 |

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

Judith C. Sokol, 69, of McKeesport, died Saturday, June 9, 2018, at Select Specialty Hospital, McKeesport.  Born in Pitcairn, September 8, 1948, she was the daughter of the late Warner K. and Agnes Ference Peyinghaus.  She was a hairdresser, barber, and a graduate of Gateway High School.  She is survived by her daughter, Season Sokol of McKeesport, her son, Brandon Sokol of McKeesport, sister, Joanne M. Loffredo of Marlton, NJ, nieces, Nicole and Tina, nephews, Rocky, Butch, Nicky, and Jeff, also by great nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her sister, Diane Stevick.  Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 is in charge of arrangements.

 

Richard D. Orr Sr.

June 11, 2018 |

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

Richard D. Orr Sr., 85, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, June 11, 2018 at Hempfield Manor.

 
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Edward D. Freyer

June 11, 2018 |

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

Edward D. Freyer, age 67, of Elizabeth, passed away on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at home. A Navy veteran serving during the Vietnam War, he was a planerman for Generations Stoneworks in McKeesport. He loved spending time with his grandchildren.

 
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Francis G. Rush, Sr.

June 11, 2018 |

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

Francis G. Rush, Sr., age 73 of McKeesport, passed away on Friday, June 8, 2018 in UPMC McKeesport Hospital.  Born August 16, 1944 in Pittsburgh, he was a son of the late Francis and Catherine (O'Shea) Rush.  A retired machinist at Westinghouse Corp. in East Pittsburgh, Francis was a US Army Veteran, a member of St. Mark's Parish in Port Vue, and a member of both the Port Vue American Legion and the Buena Vista VFC.  

 
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Leonard Joseph Lukowski

June 10, 2018 |

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

Leonard Joseph Lukowski, 87, of Elizabeth Township, died Thursday, June 7, 2018. He was born August 29, 1930 in Uniontown and was the son of the late Stanley and Josephine (Kania) Lukowski. Leonard was a member of Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Greenock and was a US Army Veteran serving during the Korean War. He was retired from Don's Appliance and was a life member of the Greenock Volunteer Fire Co. He is survived by his wife of  62 years, Jean (Mains) Lukowski, daughter, Cheryl A. Bowers of Elizabeth Township, son, Mark (Dawn) Lukowski of Minerva, OH, grandchildren, Michael Edward (Casey) Bowers, Jennifer (Joe) Setting, and Calee and Luke Lukowski,  great-grandchildren, Alana Setting and Bo Bowers, sister, Mary Long of Carlisle, nieces and nephews.

 
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Anthony J. "The Bear" Bernardo

June 10, 2018 |

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

Anthony J. "The Bear" Bernardo, age 87 of Jefferson Hills, passed away at home on Saturday, June 9, 2018.  Born March 31, 1931 in Clairton, he was a son of the late Raffaele and Concetta (Demis) Bernardo.  A retired quality control man at Continental Can Corp. in West Mifflin, Anthony was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish in Clairton and a US Army Veteran of the Korean War, where he served as a combat medic.

 
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Clair David Picketts

June 10, 2018 |

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

Clair David Picketts, 72 of Forward Twp. passed away June 7, 2018 in Paramount of Bethel Park after a short illness. He was born Janurary 22, 1945 in McKeesport,Pa. the son of the late Abraham and Adelade Picketts. Clair was retired from Exxon Mobil. He was a Army veteran of the Viet Nam War.

Clair is survived by a daughter Brenda Porter, brother Daniel Picketts and a sister Bessie Huston. He is also survived by five grandchildren neices and nephews. According to his wishes there is no visitation or services. Cremation arrangment are under the care of the William H. Craig Funeral Home Inc. 3000 Versailles Ave. McKeesport, Pa. 15132.

 

John Dominic "J. D." Sorrentino

June 09, 2018 |

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

John Dominic “J. D.” Sorrentino, 62, of Clairton, passed away at AHN Jefferson Hospital on Thursday, June 7, 2018.  He was born in McKeesport on July 5, 1955 to the late Joseph F. and Lillian Mancini Sorrentino.  John is survived by sister, Linda Medina of McKeesport; brothers, Joseph F. Sorrentino, Victor Sorrentino, Alfred Sorrentino, all of Glassport; many nieces, nephews, and cousins.  John resided in Clairton his entire life, was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Church, enjoyed watching tv, and playing bingo. Family and friends will be received from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 pm on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at E. C. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 235 Monongahela Avenue, Glassport,  PA   15045.  A service will take place at the funeral home on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 10:00 am followed by interment at Richland Cemetery in Dravosburg.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

Lillian A. Sorrentino

June 09, 2018 |

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

Lillian A. Sorrentino, 37, of Glassport, formerly of McKeesport, passed away at home on Thursday, June 7, 2018.  She was born in McKeesport on February 3, 1981 to Joseph F. Sorrentino and the late Barbara J. Cooper Sorrentino.  Along with her father, Lilly is survived by 2 brothers, Joseph Sorrentino and Carter J. Sorrentino both of Glassport; aunts, Linda Medina of McKeesport, Brenda Barret of Saltsburg; nieces, Lyndee Sorrentino of Glassport, Kelsea Sorrentino of Greensburg; and many cousins. Lillian enjoyed music, poker machines, magazines, and stuffed animals.  Family and friends will be received from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 pm on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at E. C. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 235 Monongahela Avenue, Glassport,  PA   15045.  A service will take place at the funeral home on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 10:00 am followed by interment at Richland Cemetery in Dravosburg.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

Maureen J. Hill

June 08, 2018 |

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

Maureen J. Hill, age 74, of White Oak, died June 7, 2018, at UPMC McKeesport. Born February 27, 1944, in Heanor, England, she was the daughter of the late William Thompson Jr. and Norah (Carpenter) Thompson and the wife of the late Gordon W. Hill.

 
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Mary Jane Chapas

June 08, 2018 |

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

Mary Jane Chapas, age 84, of White Oak, died June 6, 2018, at UPMC McKeesport. Born April 16, 1934, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late William and Alberta (Whitehouse) Yeo and the wife of Donald F. Chapas, for 61 years.

 
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Donna B. Baker

June 08, 2018 |

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

Donna B. Baker, 63, of North Huntingdon,  passed away Friday, June 8, 2018.  She was born October 9, 1954 in McKeesport, Pa., a daughter of Mary Jane Thomas Byers and the late Earl Byers.

 
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Barbara A. (Bickus) Hart

June 08, 2018 |

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

Barbara A. (Bickus) Hart, 77, of West Mifflin, died Thursday June 7, 2018, in Jefferson Regional Medical Center, Born in Duquesne, November 8, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Barbara (Kostelnik) Bickus. Mrs. Hart was a member of the Homeville Christian Church, the Homeville Fire Hall Women's Auxiliary, and a dedicated employee of Conrad's Catering with 29 years of service. Beloved wife of William "Murph"  Hart, she is also survived by her loving children, Barbara (James) Dorney, Kathleen Koval, and Mark  T. Hart; seven grandchildren, a great- granddaughter, Harper, and a sister, Juanita (Late Charles) Sloss.

 
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Susan Sikorsky

June 07, 2018 |

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

Susan Sikorsky, age 73, of Saint Charles, Missouri, formerly of McKeesport, died December 26, 2017.  She was born on October 8, 1944 in McKeesport, the daughter of the late Stanley Edward and Mary Louise Lichman Sikorsky.  She is survived by her brother, James Sikorsky of White Oak; companion, Robert McDonough of Saint Charles, Missouri, and niece Olivia (Mark) Donnan of Mt. Lebanon. 

 
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Betty Ord

June 07, 2018 |

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

Betty (Nicholls) Ord, age 90, of Elizabeth, passed away on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at Jefferson Hospital. She retired as a teller at Pittsburgh National Bank in Monongahela. She was a member of the Monongahela YMCA and an avid roller coaster fanatic. Born August 5, 1927 in Monongahela, she was a daughter of the late Earl and Irene (Hartman) Nicholls. She is survived by her daughter, Sherry (Bill) Kunkel of Jefferson, MD; grandchildren, Christian (Leah) Duval and Shane (Heather) Marraccini, both of Elizabeth; great-grandchildren, Marcus and Rachel Duval, and Taryn and Cadence Marraccini; and son-in-law, Paul Marraccini. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by daughter, Darla Marraccini, and brother, Earl Buddy Nicholls. No visitation or services are planned. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 

Dorothy A. DiTommaso

June 07, 2018 |

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

Dorothy A. DiTommaso, 87, of North Huntingdon, died Monday June 4, 2018. She was born October 22, 1930 in Trafford, the daughter of the late Marko and Mary (Fabijnac) Turkovich and was also preceded in death by her husband Angelo L. DiTommaso and a brother Paul Turkovich. Dorothy and her late husband Angelo co-founded the popular eatery Angelo’s Ristorante in 1956 on Rt. 30 in Irwin. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, Irwin, a former member of the Irwin Garden Club and belonged to several golf leagues. Cooking was her passion. Surviving are her children John M. (Sana) DiTommaso, Denise (Vince) Dalicandro, and Debbie (Robert) Huey; her grandchildren Christian Koury, and Angela and Alyssa Huey; and her great granddaughter Viviana Koury.
 
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Arnold V. Plum

June 07, 2018 |

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

Arnold V. Plum, 90, of Elizabeth Township, died Tuesday, June  5, 2018. He was born February 16, 1928 in Versailles and was the son of the late Nicholas and Esther (Johnson) Plum. A life long resident of the McKeesport area, Arnold graduated from McKeesport High School and Muskingum College and then earned his law degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Prior to attending college, Arnold served as a Corporal in the US Army at the end of WWII. He later practiced law for 59 years, the last 30 of those years proudly with his daughter, Linda C. Plum. Arnold was a career member of the Allegheny County, Pennsylvania and  American Bar Associations, and was inducted as a Fellow of the Allegheny County Bar Foundation. He served as chair of the Municipal and School Solicitors and Public Relations Committee, as well as a member of the Probate and Trust Law Section, Lawyers Insurance Committee and Arbitrator Fee Dispute Committee, all of the Allegheny County Bar Association.

 
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Terri Lea (Aikins Long) Derkas

June 07, 2018 |

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

Terri Lea (Aikins Long) Derkas, 49, of Port Vue, died Thursday, May 31, 2018. She was born January 20, 1969 in Pittsburgh and was the daughter of Vernon J. (Catherine) Long of Elizabeth and the late Laverna Aikins. In addition to her father, she is survived by her husband, Joseph V. Derkas, son, Joseph Derkas of McKeesport, daughter, Christina Derkas of Oakland, MD, brother, Douglas Bauman of RI, grandchildren, Christopher, Rondale, Eli, Airabella, Brantley, Joshua, Noah, Madelyn, and Jadyn, sister-in-laws, Jeanette Derkas and Beverly Ann Derkas, brother-in-law, Pete Derkas, and a niece, Tara.

 
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Pauline D. "Ducky" Patch

June 06, 2018 |

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

Pauline D. "Ducky" (Demis) Patch, age 88 of McKeesport and formerly of Clairton, passed away on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at home. Born May 5, 1930 in Clairton, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Mary (Ceryak) Demis. Pauline was a loan officer for PNC Bank in Mckeesport and Pittsburgh. 

 
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Daniel Harry Deaton

June 06, 2018 |

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

Daniel Harry Deaton, age 90, of White Oak, died Monday, June 4, 2018. He was born on September 4, 1927 in Martins Ferry, Ohio, the son of the late Earl Mellinger and Irene Tuttle Deaton. Daniel was employed as an apprentice then became the president/CEO of Wayne Crouse, Inc. He served in the United States Navy during World War II. Daniel was an avid sailor and enjoyed the time he spent on his sailboat.

 
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Ruth Jane Kimball

June 06, 2018 |

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

Ruth Jane Kimball, 54, of Glassport, formerly of Clairton, passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at UPMC McKeesport.  She was born in McKeesport October 2, 1963 to the late Benjamin & Kathryn Spencer.  Ruth is survived by her loving husband of 38 years, Mark Kimball; sons, Michael and Bryan Kimball both of Glassport; grandsons, Jordan and Julian Kimball of Glassport; sisters, Florence (Scott) OBlak of Elizabeth, Lauri (David) Ehredt of Boise, ID, Jennifer Spencer of Munhall; brothers, Steven (Joy) Poorman of Elizabeth, T. J. (Marianne) Poorman of Glassport, Paul Poorman of Clairton; step-mother, Mary Lindeman of McKeesport; 4 nieces and 12 nephews.  Along with her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by sisters, Gail Robertson, Brenda Warnick; brother, Benjamin Spencer Jr.  Ruth was a caretaker at Tender Loving Care Nursing Home.  Visitation will take place from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 pm on Friday, June 8, 2018 at S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th Street, Clairton,  PA   15025.  A memorial service will take place at the funeral home on Saturday June 9, 2018 at 10:00 am followed by interment at Round Hill Cemetery.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

George A. Wray

June 05, 2018 |

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

George A. Wray, age 102, of Irwin, passed away Sunday, June 3, 2018. He was born April 26, 1916 in Altoona, a son of the late James and Minnie Luemma (Heacox) Wray. He was a long-time member of New Hope Presbyterian Church in North Huntingdon where he served as an elder and on their property committee and was proud of his membership in the Norwin Men’s Prayer Fellowship. He was a World War II Army veteran that served in the 188th Combat Engineer Battalion attached to General Patton’s 4th Armored Division. He retired after 42 years as a production coordinator for Westinghouse Corporation in East Pittsburgh.
 
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Dorothy L. Oskin

June 05, 2018 |

Published By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Dorothy L. Oskin, 92 of Murrysville, formerly of McKeesport passed away on Monday, June 4, 2018.  She was born April 24, 1926 in McKeesport, daughter of the late John and Agnes Pastor Martin.  She was the proprietor of Oskin’s American Service Station in McKeesport for over twenty years, was a member of the Mother of Sorrows Church, Murrysville and was a greeter at Sloan Elementary School for many years.  Dorothy is survived by a daughter, Linda (John) Sundin of Murrysville; a granddaughter, Kirsten (Jason) Saxton of Atlanta, GA and a grandson, Jarrod (Katelyn Sundin of Savannah, GA.

 
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Claudia E. Cowalsh

June 05, 2018 |

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

Claudia E. Cowalsh, age 80 of Port Vue, passed away on Sunday, June 3, 2018 at Riverside Nursing Center in McKeesport.  Born August 20, 1937 in Duquesne, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Sara (Kukic) Begovich.  A former cook at Pauley's Lookout and cashier at G.C. Muphy's and Co., Claudia was preceded in death by her husband, John N. Cowalsh, and a daughter Denise Swiger, who passed away July 4, 2015.

 
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Mary R. Szala

June 05, 2018 |

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

Mary R. Szala, age 98, of McKeesport, died May 30, 2018, at UPMC McKeesport Hospital. Born January 1, 1920, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Walenty and Amelia (Halon) Szala.

 
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James "Jim" Harry Taylor

June 04, 2018 |

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

James "Jim" Harry Taylor, 75, of Buena Vista, died Sunday, June 3, 2018 peacefully in his home surrounded by family. He was born October 3, 1942 in Sutersville and was the son of the late James Howard and Martha Jane (Ellenberger) Taylor. He was the husband of the late Carol Ann (Yocum) Taylor who died August 25, 2013. They were married for 46 years. Jim was retired from the former G.C. Murphy Co. Warehouse in Christy Park and was a former Constable in Elizabeth Township for 12 years. He was a member of Teamsters Local 249 where he served as shop steward and was a member of the 1973 negotiating committee. He was also a member of the former Industry Volunteer Fire Co. Jim was elected to serve 2 terms as Allegheny County Democratic Committeeman representing Elizabeth Township's 3rd Ward. He is survived by his sons, Daniel (Samantha) Taylor and Scott (Jill) Taylor of Elizabeth Township and Douglas Taylor of Laurel, MD, grandchildren, Jacqueline, Lauren, Nicholas, Jacob, Brooke, and Zachary, brothers, Grover (Faith) Taylor of Charleroi, and Fred (Kathy) Taylor of Elizabeth Township, sisters, Shirley (Bill) Slagy and Lydia Taylor of Elizabeth Township, nieces and nephews.

 
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Saundra Lee (Elder) Wallace

June 04, 2018 |

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

Saundra Lee (Elder) Wallace, 68 of White Oak, died Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at Southwestern Nursing Center. She was born May 1, 1950 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Joseph and Louise Helen Fazekas Elder. She was Past Matron of Old Glory Chapter 270, Past Mother Advisor of Old Glory 139 and Elizabeth Assembly 120 of the International Order of Rainbow for Girls. She was an avid Pirates fan, loved to cook especially for friends and loved to crochet. She is survived by her three children and their families, nieces, nephews, and cousins. There will be no services at this time.

 
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Robert Lamont Hill

June 04, 2018 |

Published By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Robert Lamont Hill, 64, died June 1, 2018. He was born October 12, 1953. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. June 5 at Tunie Funeral Home, Inc. 218 E. 11th Ave., Homestead. Service will be held at 12 noon June 6 at First Presbyterian Church of Duquesne, 719 Duquesne Blvd., Duquesne, and interment will follow at 1:30 p.m. at Monongahela Cemetery, 1111 4th St., North Braddock. Arrangements are in charge of Tunie Funeral Home.

 

Betty Jane (Smith) Lenhart

June 04, 2018 |

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

Betty Jane (Smith) Lenhart, 93, a resident of Golden Heights, Irwin, died there Friday June 1, 2018. She was born June 10, 1924 in Chattanooga, TN, a daughter of the late Martin and Jane (Boran) Smith. Betty was a faithful church goer who loved music and dancing and had an extreme love for nature. She enjoyed oil painting and was a member of the Norwin Art League and was well known for her sense of humor, and sweet and pleasant disposition. She worked for a number of years at the former Cox’s Department Store, Norwin Shopping Center. She is survived by her children Susan Lee Hill and her husband Jeffrey of Irwin and Debra Jane Lenhart of Coolville, OH; a sister Billie Elms of North Huntingdon; nieces Jana Kay Elms and Paula Carr; and great nephews Ian Elms and Travis Carr.
 
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Edward J. Revak, Jr.

June 04, 2018 |

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

Edward J. Revak Jr., long time resident of White Oak, PA passed away peacefully at his home in Mesa Arizona on May 29, 2018, he was the son of the late Edward J. and Helen E (Mikolajski) Revak, Ed was preceded in Death by his first wife of 23 years Georgette C. (Vandall) Revak, his daughter Shannon K.(Whelan)Hathaway of White Oak PA his son Vincent R. Revak of Mesa AZ, and his brother William F. Revak of West Mifflin PA.

 
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Anthony L. Gambino

June 04, 2018 |

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

Anthony L. Gambino, age 84 of Clairton, passed away on Monday, June 4, 2018 in Jefferson Hospital.  Born August 24, 1933 in Clairton, he was a son of the late Charles and Frances (Fazio) Gambino.  A US Army Veteran of the Korean War, Anthony retired from the Tool and Dye Department of GM's Fisher Body Plant in West Mifflin and was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish in Clairton.  

 
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Charlene Marie Smith Jackson

June 04, 2018 |

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

Charlene Marie Smith Jackson, 70, formerly of North Versailles and White Oak, died June 3, 2018 at LGAR Health and Rehabilitation Center in Turtle Creek. Born in McKeesport, on June 26, 1947, Charlene was the daughter of the late Charles Jack and Katherine Julia Hornfeck Smith.

 
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Jeanne Rae (Rogers) MacDougall

June 04, 2018 |

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

Jeanne Rae (Rogers) MacDougall, a resident of Wilmington, Vermont passed away December 17, 2017 at her home. Jeanne was born in McKeesport, PA on May 7, 1942 the daughter of the late George and Jessie (Black) Rodgers. Jeanne was preceded in death by her late husband, Alan Miles MacDougall and her parents. She attended McKeesport High School and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Business from the University of Pittsburgh. Upon graduation, Jeanne worked for the United States State Department in Washington DC and retired to Wilmington VT. She was very civically involved in Wilmington helping the Deerfield Valley Food Pantry, Friends of Historic Memorial Hall, a member of the Brattleboro Woman’s Chorus, and attended her beloved St. Mary’s In-The-Mountains Episcopal Church. Jeanne was a world traveler, was a renowned instructor in Scottish Highland Country Dancing, and loved all things Scottish. She is survived by cousins Linda Eminson and her husband Thomas and their daughter Dawn Svor all of Round Rock, TX,  Agnus Oskin of North Huntington, Alvin Oskin of Jeanette, Diana Scott of White Oak, James Orr of Murrysville and other cousins in Ohio, Florida, Washington State and Pennsylvania. A committal service for Jeanne will be held on June 9h at 11:00 AM at McKeesport-Versailles Cemetery.  

 

Lisa Kay Hughes Holden

June 04, 2018 |

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

Lisa Kay Hughes Holden, 48, of Greenock passed away Monday, May 7, 2018 at UPMC Shadyside after a long battle with cancer.  She was born in McKeesport October 6, 1969 to Stephen Dwight Hughes of Florida and Sharon Bailey Hughes of Greenock.  She is survived by sons, Triston Smathers and Zander Smathers of Templeton, PA.  Arrangements have been entrusted to S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th Street, Clairton,  PA   15025.  The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the funeral home to help defray costs.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

Doris “Dee Dee” Hamilton

June 03, 2018 |

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

Doris “Dee Dee” Hamilton, age 63 of Duquesne, Pennsylvania, passed away on Saturday, June 2, 2018.  She was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on July 11, 1954, one of six children of Donald H. and Mary Lou (Ray) Hamilton.  Dee Dee was an active member of the Duquesne Family Support Center and an avid volunteer and supporter of Duquesne youth athletics.

 She was preceded in death by her parents and is survived by her 10 children, Daniel Hamilton, Glen Hamilton, Olive (Scott Hatten) Hamilton, Kevin Hamilton, Derrick Hamilton, Amanda Davis, Crystal Smith, Meredith Smith, Victoria Smith and Donnie Smith; 30 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren and 5 siblings, Patricia Leatherwood, Donald A. Hamilton, Gloria Hamilton, Mary Carman and Jacqueline Mehrmann.

 Friends will be received in the Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home, Inc., 915 Kennedy Avenue, Duquesne, Pennsylvania 412-466-3300 William B. Schleifer, Supervisor, William Brian Schleifer, Funeral Director, on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 PM.  Dee Dee’s funeral service will be held in the funeral home on Tuesday at the conclusion of the visitation at 8 PM.  The Reverend Judi Slater of the First Presbyterian Church of Duquesne will be officiating.

 

 

Edna Mae Matta

June 03, 2018 |

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

Edna Mae Matta, age 90, of McKeesport, died May 31, 2018, at Seasons Hospice Inpatient Center at Northwest Hospital, in Ellicott City, MD. Born November 14, 1927, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late John and Henrietta (Clay) Walsh, and the wife of Joseph R. Matta Sr.

 
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Joseph J. Mayzel, Jr.

June 03, 2018 |

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

Joseph J. Mayzel, Jr., age 86 of Clairton, passed away on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at the Center for Compassionate Care in Mt. Lebanon.  Born December 10, 1931 in Clairton, he was a son of the late Joseph J. and Anna (Dora) Mayzel.  

 
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Nathan K. Stonecipher

June 02, 2018 |

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

Nathan K. Stonecipher

Beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend, passed peacefully this morning at his son’s home in Irwin, Pennsylvania. He is survived by his wonderful wife of 62 years, Ellis Stonecipher. He was a loving father to his daughter Martha Stonecipher Gold and son-in-law Andrew Gold, and his son, Robert Russell Stonecipher and daughter-in-law Sherri DeMaria Stonecipher. He had four grandchildren: Lauren Ludovicy, Lindsay Penn, Nathan Stonecipher, Rachel Stonecipher, and one great-granddaughter, Judee Corvina. He is also survived by his sister, Nancy Hightower, his half-brother, Steve Wilson, and countless other dear relatives and caring friends.

Nathan was born in Oliver Springs, Tennessee on August 20, 1935. He was a popular athlete at Oliver Springs High School and was very active in the Oliver Springs Historical Society. In addition to his home in Tennessee, Nathan also lived for many years in Monroeville, Pennsylvania and Las Vegas, Nevada. Nathan will be laid to rest in the Oliver Springs Cemetery alongside his mother and father.

There will be no visitation. James W. Shirley Funeral Home Inc. is handling arrangements.

 

Lorraine A. Boot

June 02, 2018 |

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

Lorraine A. Boot, age 66, of North Huntingdon died June 1, 2018 at UPMC Shadyside. She was born March 11, 1952 in Bayonne, N.J.  a daughter of the late Joseph and Helen J. Polakowski Ludwiczewski.

 
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Mrs. Rosalie Duncan

June 02, 2018 |

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

Mrs. Rosalie Duncan, 86, departed this life, May 26, 2018 at McKeesport Hospital. She was born May 24, 1932 in Sharpsburg, PA to parents; Mr. Eugene Fletcher Wright & Mrs. Mamie Elizabeth Williams. Mrs. Duncan was foster parent to more than 30 children in McKeesport, PA.

The Louise Day Care was established & became a care center in McKeesport for many years in her home. She (Rosalie) was a well-respected woman of God who was a lifelong church member; who during illness joined Payne Chapel AME Church in Duquesne, PA under the Pastorate of The Rev. Dr. Helen M. Burton (Senior Pastor at the time).
Her favorite scripture: Psalm 23 & favorite songs were “Fragile Heart” by Yolonda Adams, and the well-known “Walk Around Heaven All Day”.
Mrs. Duncan was adorned with a beautiful smile; Her signature personality, and was never seen without it.

Preceded in death by her spouse, the well-known, late, Joseph Duncan, Jr. of McKeesport; and sons, Alexander Calvin Jordan of McKeesport, Robert Riley of Maine and Melvin Duncan of McKeesport.; She leaves to cherish her memories: A brother-Julius Wright, Sr. of Duquesne, A daughter- Jozette E. (Kent) Gates of McKeesport, stepdaughter- Martha L. Duncan of Pittsburgh, son- Joseph (Danna) Duncan, III of Pittsburgh, son- Darnell D.F. of Myrtle Beach, son Tyler T. of McKeesport, daughter- Darla R. (Isaac) Solomon Stephens of Albuquerque, NM, Grandchildren include: Karl K. Sullivan, II of McKeesport, Karlisha J.I. Washington of Myrtle Beach, Rosa McLaughlin of Pittsburgh, Larry Morris & Lashawn Grimes of Pittsburgh, C.J. Jordan of Maine, Josalee Pattillo of Fredericksburg, VA, Chyna M. Brown of Virginia, Aaron J. Barber of Virginia, Krysten Smith of Myrtle Beach, Bradley Tyler Simonson of McKeesport, host of nieces and nephews, God-Child- Ashante Nicole Kirby of Denver, CO, devoted friends- Ted, Mary Jane, and Rashad Kirby; LaVelle Murphy, and Antoinette Vining all of McKeesport.

“When you cry, do not cry for me for God has set me free.”
Done by the Order of the Duncan Family

Family and friends will be received at the Hunter-Edmundson-Striffler Funeral Home, 600 Market Street, McKeesport, PA 15132 (412-678-6191) on Tuesday June 5, 2018 from 10:00 am until the time of service at noon with Reverend Helen Burton and Lieutenant John Esker, Jr. officiating. Burial will take place at the National Cemetery of The Alleghenies. Condolences may be made at strifflerfuneralhomes.com.

 
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Blanche Savidge Showers Baker

June 01, 2018 |

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

Blanche Savidge Showers Baker of North Huntingdon, went home to be with the Angels Thursday May 31, 2018 at Woodhaven Care Center, Monroeville.

She was born in Sunbury, a daughter of the late Henry and Mary (nee Savidge) Showers. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James J. Baker; Uncles George Savidge and Dr. S. Luther Savidge; Aunt H. Blanche Savidge; also, brothers-in-laws and sisters-in-laws.

She is survived by her daughter, Blanche Elaine Baker, sister-in-law Jane Gira, also many cousins, nieces and nephews.
 
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