Stanley M. "Ducky" Kaska

July 31, 2018 |

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

Stanley M. "Ducky" Kaska, 90, of Clairton, died July 29, 2018.  He is the son of the late Anthony and Antoinette Kaczka.  He is survived by his beloved wife of 68 years, Dorothy (Garber) Kaska; daughter Cindy (Curtis) Tanner; sons Andrew Grant, Alan and Randy (Yolanta) Kaska; grandchildren Drew, Amber, Noel  (Jeff) Skorvan, Josh and Jaden; great grandchildren Alexa, Kylie, Ava Skorvan, Julian and Victoria Kaska;  brother John (Betty) Kaczka; sisters Stephanie Edmundson and Mildred Prejean; also nieces and nephews. Stanley was retired from P @ LE Railroad and American General and was a member of Holy Spirit Church in West Mifflin.  He was very proud of his football success with the Glassport Gladiators, Glassport Odds and the McKeesport Ironmen.  Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home Fri. 3-6.  A funeral blessing will be held Sat. 11:00 am in the funeral home.  Interment following Lebanon Church Cemetery.

 

Michael A. O'Gurkis

July 31, 2018 |

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

Michael Anthony O'Gurkis, age 54, of McKeesport, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 26, 2018. Born on January 28, 1964, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Edmund J. and the living Marjorie A. (Canfield) O'Gurkis. Michael attended McKeesport High School and the University of Pittsburgh, where he graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering.

 
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Joan P. Huber

July 31, 2018 |

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

Joan P. Huber, age 70, of Greensburg, formerly of McKeesport, died July 29, 2018, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital. Born May 16, 1948, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Anne (Robb) Toth.

 
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Bernard A. Gardner

July 30, 2018 |

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

Bernard Anthony Gardner, age 74, of Dravosburg, died Friday, July 27, 2018.  He was born in Pittsburgh on December 28, 1943, the son of the late William and Margaret Baumiller Gardner. Bernard served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and retired from Port Authority as a bus driver after 28 years.

 

 
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Faith Ann Noll

July 30, 2018 |

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

Faith Ann Noll, 45, of Port Vue, formerly of Glassport, passed away Sunday, July 29, 2018 at UPMC Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh.  She was born in McKeesport March 17, 1973 to John and Sharon Noll of Port Vue.  Faith is survived by daughters, Katelynn (Timothy) Binns of West Mifflin, Sarah Noll of North Versailles; son, Nathan Noll Nelson of Port Vue; step-daughter, Julia Nelson of Port Vue; grandchildren, Lillie & Lyla Binns; sister, Amanda (Christopher) Palyo of Jefferson Hills; brothers, John (Lisa McCune) Noll III of Port Vue, Jason Noll of Lincoln Boro; nieces, Allyssa, Teagan; nephew, Christopher; her cat Ren.  She was preceded in death by her dogs, Vanity and Schmoodle.   Faith was a caregiver at heart.  She cared for anyone in need, her granddaughters, and family, because that’s what she loved.  Visitation will take place Friday, August 3, 2018 from 4 – 8 at E. C. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 235 Monongahela Avenue, Glassport,  PA  15045.  A memorial service will take place at the funeral home at  7 pm.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the funeral home to help defray costs.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

Robert H. Gray

July 30, 2018 |

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

Robert H. Gray, 89, of North Huntingdon, passed away Sunday, July 29, 2018 at his home.  He was born November 27, 1928 in New Castle, Pa., a son of the late Harold and Clara (Benson) Gray.

 
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Lori Ann (Nassida) Mula

July 29, 2018 |

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

Lori Ann (Nassida) Mula, 48, of Baldwin, died Friday, July 27, 2018. She was born December 8, 1969 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late James T. Nassida III and the late Bonita J. (Novacek) Nassida.  Lori was a licensed Funeral Director and worked for Stephen D. Slater Funeral Home in Large. She also worked for Stewart Equipment Services in West Elizabeth and Wigs and More in Latrobe. She had previously worked for Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. in Elizabeth Township. She is survived by her loving husband, Paul J. Mula, brother, James T. (Tina) Nassida of West Mifflin, niece, Cara Nassida and nephew, James T. "Jimbo" Nassida, and her babies, Bella, Buju, Khaleesi, and Drogo.

 
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Virginia (Suranski) Valigura

July 27, 2018 |

Published By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Virginia (Suranski) Valigura, 88, of Springdale, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 27, 2018. She was born on January 23, 1930 to her parents, the late Charles F. and Anna (Marks) Suranski.  Virginia was a 1947 graduate of McKeesport High School and a 1948 graduate of Mason Frederick’s Beauty School. She passed the state boards and worked 9 years as a Beauty Operator. 

She moved to Springdale in 1956 when she married the late Michael Valigura.  Mrs. Valigura was a member of St. Alphonsus Church in Springdale.  Virginia’s life revolved around her son Bobby, her family and her many friends.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Michael and brother Charles F. Suranski Jr.

 
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Ralph E. Dudley

July 27, 2018 |

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

Ralph E. Dudley, 89, passed away peacefully Tuesday, July 24, 2018, surrounded by family.

Ralph was born and raised in Glassport, PA on February 17, 1929 to Ralph and Alice (Garland) Dudley.  He spent most of his life in Indianapolis where he had a successful business career with several hightech companies. 

 
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Albert E. Betar

July 26, 2018 |

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

Albert E. Betar, 98, of North Huntingdon, died Tuesday July 24, 2018, at home surrounded by family. He was born July 9, 1920 in Irwin, a son of the late Esper and Mary (Obade) Beter. Al was a graduate of Norwin High School, class of 1939 and received a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Pittsburgh. He was a retired stock broker for Hefren Tillitson, Inc., Pittsburgh, and past President of the Pittsburgh Stock and Bond Club. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Irwin, an avid poker player and enjoyed going to the casino, and had a pilot license. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of WWII, a Pittsburgh sports fan, and enjoyed having coffee with friends.
 
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Thomas E. Kamauf

July 26, 2018 |

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

Thomas E. Kamauf, age 74, of McKeesport, died July 23, 2018, at UPMC Presbyterian. Born March 22, 1944, in Braddock, he was the son of the late Edward Evans and Cecelia Frances (Murray) Kamauf and the husband of Mary (Zuzo) Kamauf for 51 years.

 
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Samuel R. Diggs

July 25, 2018 |

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

Samuel R. Diggs, age 77, of McKeesport, died July 22, 2018, at John J. Kane Regional Medical Center. Born December 01, 1940, in Birmingham, AL, he was the son of the late Mancey Robinson and Tiny (Williams) Robinson and the husband of the living Lorretta M. (Nalls) Wong Diggs, for 47 years.

 
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Mary Jane Schorr

July 25, 2018 |

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

Mary Jane Schorr age 91, of West Mifflin, on July 23, 2018, at the home of her daughter. She was a daughter of the late John and Mary (McKenna) Dougherty. She was a retired programmer for the State of Pennsylvania and a member of St. Joseph Church, Duquesne. Mary Jane enjoyed crafts. Wife of Theodore M. "Bud" Schorr; mother of Janice Schorr of Salt Lake City, UT and Paul (Amy) Schorr of West Mifflin. Also five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation Friday, July 27, 2018, from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. at the MALOY - SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300, where a Blessing Service will be held on Saturday at 9 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial 9:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Church. Her nephew, Rev. John McKenna, officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Mifflin. Memorial contributions may be made to Breast Cancer Research.
 

Agnes C. Rushe

July 25, 2018 |

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

Agnes C. Rushe, 102, of Glassport, passed away at home on Wednesday, July 24, 2018.  She was born in Birmingham, AL on January 13, 1916 to the late Robert and Bertha Veitch Tachoir.  Agnes was the loving wife of the late William L. Rushe.  She is survived by daughters, JoAnn Rushe, Ruth Rushe, and Agnes Barrett all of Glassport; sons, Robert (Lori) Rushe of Duquesne, Ralph Rushe of New Baltimore, MI; sister, Frances Shultz of Duquesne; 11 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.  Along with her parents and husband, Agnes was preceded in death by sons, Tommy, Terry & Bill Rushe; and siblings, Robert, Leo, Tom, Jack, Pat, Joe, Forest Tachoir, Catherine Odoski, & Lois White. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 Saint Jude Pl., Memphis,  TN  38105 Visitation will take place on Thursday, July 26, 2018 from 4 – 8 pm at   E. C. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME,  235 Monongahela Avenue, Glassport,  PA   15045.  A mass will take place on Friday, July 27, 2018 at Queen of The Rosary Parish, Glassport,  PA  at 10:00 am, followed by interment at St. Joseph’s  Cemetery & Mausoleum, 1443 Lincoln Highway, North Versailles,  PA  15137.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

Gerald M. "Jerry" Firda

July 25, 2018 |

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

Gerald M. "Jerry" Firda, age 57, of McKeesport, died July 23, 2018, at home. Born September 21, 1960, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Robert and the living Ellen (Girman) Firda and the husband of Diana (Pawlak) Firda.

 
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Agnes Yarlett Mock

July 25, 2018 |

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

Agnes Yarlett Mock, 90, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville.

 
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Elaine M. Perri Terrijoni

July 24, 2018 |

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

Elaine M. Perri Terrijoni, 74, of North Versailles, died Sunday July 22, 2018. She was born September 3, 1943 in Braddock, a daughter of the late Steven and Suzanna (Kraves) Vanisko and was also preceded in death by her first husband Ernest Perri Sr. Elaine was a retired insurance agent and was a longtime Home Interiors representative and demonstrator. She was a member of Miller United Methodist Church, North Versailles, loved to bowl, and enjoyed crafts and going to the casino. She is survived by her husband Norman G. Terrijoni; her children Ernie (Pauline) Perri of Monroeville, Lisa (Shawn) Perri-Lang of West Leechburg, and Annamarie (Tony) Marietta of Hunker; step children Heidi (Jim) McNamara of Hunker and Norman G. Terrijoni of White Oak; her grandchildren Deidra (John) Dubbbs, Phillip (Jennifer) Lang, Daniel Lang, Dominick Perri, Harley (Eric Schneider) Perri, Kayla Lang, Sarah (Patrick) Sphon, Brittany Marietta, Ryan Marietta, and Josh McNamara; great grandchildren Gabriella, Austin, Kaycie, Logan, and Cason; her brother Donald Vanisko of Level Green; also nieces and nephews.
 
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Martin A. “Bam Bam” Frederick

July 24, 2018 |

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

Martin A. “Bam Bam” Frederick, 67, of North Huntingdon, died Monday July 23, 2018 at home surrounded by family. He was born February 13, 1951 in Greensburg, the son of the late Arnold F. and Patricia (Minnicks) Frederick. He was the owner of Stirling Motors, Irwin, and was a member of the Pennsylvania Independent Auto Dealers Association. He loved hunting and boating and enjoyed motorcycles. He is survived by his wife Barbara K. (Eddy) Frederick; his children Zachary C. (Jancee) Frederick of Pagosa Springs, CO, and Courtney R. (Mark) Cowell of North Huntingdon; his sisters Bonnie Dalrymple of Richmond, VA and Pamela (Dennis) Piper of Greensburg; along with numerous nieces and nephews.
 
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Anna Hoydich

July 24, 2018 |

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

ANNA HOYDICH 94, of Duquesne on July 23, 2018, at Rochester Manor. She was a daughter of the late George and Mary (Petkanick) Dendak. She was a former member of St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Parish in Duquesne. Beloved wife of 57 years to the late Paul Hoydich; mother of Paul George (Cathy) Hoydich of Shaler and George Steven (Anastasia) Hoydich of Beaver, PA; grandmother of Brittany, Zacharia, Ashley and Jeremiah Hoydich; sister of Margaret (late John) Joschak of North Braddock, late Mary "Jackie" (late Robert) Stoklas, late Eve (late Steve) Perish. Visitation Friday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the MALOY - SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300 where her funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. Very Rev. David Lesko officiating. Burial will be in Jefferson Memorial Park.

 
 
 

Jacqueline A. "Jackie" (Kopco) Frum

July 24, 2018 |

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

JACQUELINE A. "JACKIE" (KOPCO) FRUM age 72, of West Mifflin on July 23, 2018. She was a daughter of the late Andrew and Margaret (Hursh) Kopco. She was a former professional nanny. Beloved wife of Larry Frum; mother of Michael (Melissa) Dzvonik of West Mifflin, Lori (Sean) McKinney of West Mifflin and Carrie (Mitchell) Joseph of Imperial; stepmother of Melissa (fiancé Andre) Frum of McKeesport and Pamela (Raymond) Cieslewicz of McKeesport; also 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Sister of the late Florence (late Albert) Prior and the late Andrew (surviving spouse Louise) Kopco of West Homestead; best friend of Kathy Mulvihill of West Mifflin. Visitation on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, from 2-8 p.m. at the MALOY - SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne 412-466-3300, where a Blessing Service will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. Rev. Thomas Lewandowski officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society .

 

Margaret Anne Tepe

July 23, 2018 |

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

Margaret Anne "Peggy" (Iddings) Tepe, age 84, of Jefferson Hills, passed away on Sunday, July 22, 2018 at Jefferson Hills Manor. She retired as a nurses aide at Jefferson Hills Manor in Jefferson Hills.

 
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Virginia Perlick

July 23, 2018 |

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

Virginia "Ginny" Perlick, age 82, of Clairton passed away peacefully on Friday, July 20, 2018 at home while surrounded by family. Virginia attended Clarion University where she studied Library Science and English. She worked as a teacher, spending the greatest part of her career at St. Elizabeth Elementary School in Pleasant Hills. An avid reader, she devoted her retirement years to the Clairton Public Library, surrounded by her love of books. For more than 50 years, Virginia enjoyed playing cards with her card club group. She was known to be extremely kind, compassionate and funny. 

 
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Nancy C. Smith

July 23, 2018 |

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

Nancy C. Smith, 87, of North Huntingdon, passed away Sunday, July 22, 2018 in UPMC Shadyside.  She was born June 10, 1931 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late A. Glen and Esther (Moffat) Campbell.

 
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Diana Waldron

July 23, 2018 |

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

Diana Waldron, age 75 of Clairton, passed away on Friday, July 20, 2018 UPMC Shadyside Hospital.  Born December 13, 1942 in Renfrew, PA, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Margaret (Selfridge) Parker.

 
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Gary E. Kirshner, Sr.

July 22, 2018 |

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

Gary E. Kirshner, Sr, 82, of McKeesport, died Friday, July 13, 2018. He was born May 14, 1936 in Pittsburgh and was the son of the late Milton and Phyllis (Crawford) Kirshner. He was the husband of the late Charlotte (Bryner) Kirshner who died July 9, 2016. Gary was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in White Oak and was a Fire Fighter for the City of McKeesport. He was a member of Turner's Gym and the American Legion. He is survived by his daughter, Susan G. (James) Caster of Avella, sons, Gary E. (Midori) Kirshner, Jr., of Oklahoma City, OK, and Milton W. (Christine) Kirshner of McKeesport, grandchildren, Rochelle, Matthew, James, Ryan, Erin, and Joshua, and great-grandchildren, Harrison and Grady.

 
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Michael Anthony "Duke" Carlson

July 22, 2018 |

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

Michael Anthony "Duke" Carlson, 72, of White Oak, died Thursday, July 19, 2018. He was born February 26, 1946 in Mineola, New York, and was the son of the late Bernard and Rose Marie (Lamberti) Carlson. Mike grew up in Port Washington (Long Island) New York and moved to Pittsburgh in 1969. He was a machinist for US Steel National Tube Works from 1970 to 1982 and in 1978 became proprietor of Carlson Tree Care, LLC. He never retired, and until recently was climbing trees and cutting firewood. Mike was a member of the Tree Care Industry Association. He is survived by his wife, Roxane Stewart, daughters, Kate  (Jason) Zavacky of White Oak and Kristin Carlson of Irwin. He is also survived by Corinna (Jason) Fox and their children, Mackenzie and Cooper Fox of New Jersey, and Christopher (Kevin Hsyeh) Gaal of California.  He was preceded in death by his son, Kirk Carlson.

 
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Louise D. (Napolitano) Dye

July 22, 2018 |

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

Louise D. (Napolitano) Dye, age 73, of White Oak, passed away Thursday, July 19, 2018. She was born July 24, 1944 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Louis and Rose (Pellesce) Napolitano. She was a registered nurse caring for newborn infants at Magee and then at Excela Westmoreland before retiring. She attended St. Angela Merici Parish in White Oak and enjoyed attending the church bingo events. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her loving husband Robert A. Dye. She is survived by her children Robert A. (Lori) Dye II of North Huntingdon and Susan L. Dye of Moon Twp.; grandchildren Emily, Joseph and Kristin; great grandchildren Ava and Greyson; and sister Hilda (Ronald) Krutz of Gibsonia.
 
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Charles Bowie

July 21, 2018 |

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

Charles Bowie, age 82, of Port Vue, died July 21st, 2018, at UPMC McKeesport.

 
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Erminia R. Matwick

July 20, 2018 |

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

Erminia R. Matwick, age 86, of Tempe, AZ, formerly of McKeesport, died July 18th, 2018, at her home. Born January 28th, 1932, in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Paul and Mary (Sgattoni) Rozzi and the
wife of the late Robert G. Matwick, a former Fire Chief for the City of McKeesport.

 
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Kathy Jo Faust

July 19, 2018 |

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

KATHY JO FAUST, 62, of Duquesne, died on July 17, 2018 at UPMC McKeesport.  She was born on July 31, 1955, in Homestead, to the Late Harry & Evelyn E. (Race) Faust.  She is survived by her son, Galen Faust of Duquesne, and sisters Shirley (Steve) Koresko of Eldersburg, MD, Gayle (John) Scott of Frederick, MD, and Esther (George) Cunduff of Arizona. A Memorial Visitation will be on Monday 10 am - 11 am, Memorial Service to follow at 11 am in the Funeral Home.  Arrangements entrusted to the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300.

 
 

Dolores M. Cheke

July 19, 2018 |

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

Dolores M. Cheke, 85, of Clarion, formerly of West Mifflin, died July 18, 2018.  She is the daughter of the late William and Mary (Schuchert) Manns and beloved wife of the late William Cheke.  She is survived by her son Bill (Marlene) Cheke and daughter Lisa (Bob) Geer; grandchildren Elise (Josh) Williams, Bela (Erin) Webb, Malinda (Mitchell) Rearick, Josselin Geer, Robert Geer, Jr., Michael Geer, Jacob Geer and Gerry Geer; 16 great grandchildren; sisters Joan Naccarato and Bernice Monzak; also nieces and nephews.  Dolores was preceded in death by her son Dr. Laird Cheke.  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 Pastor Karen Parsh.  Interment following St. Hedwig Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the family.

 

Richard R. Ragan, Sr.

July 19, 2018 |

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

Richard R. Ragan, Sr., age 86, of West Mifflin, died July 14th, 2018, at Family Hospice, Canterbury, in Lawrenceville.  Born November 18th, 1931, in Braddock, he was the son of John and Elizabeth (Yurko) Ragan and the husband of Pauline (Kott) Ragan.

 
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Therese "Terri" Kopchinski

July 19, 2018 |

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

Therese “Terri” Sklencar Kopchinski, age 59 of Monroeville, died suddenly on Tuesday, July 17, 2018. She was born November 26, 1958, in McKeesport, the daughter of Jean Masciantonio Sklencar of White Oak and the late Leonard Sklencar.

In addition to her mother, Terri is survived by her brothers, James (Ruth) Sklencar of Boonsboro, MD, Joseph (Jodi) Sklencar of Yorba Linda, CA, and Michael (Amy Apel) Sklencar of Murrysville, PA; sisters, Mary Jo Bowman of Erlanger, KY, Connie (Michael) Roland of White Oak, PA and Christine (Tony) Machi of Mars, PA; nieces and nephews, Karen Sklencar Danfelt, James and Christopher Sklencar, Ashlee Roland Anthony, Shanyn Roland, Jessica Roland Hensel, Brian Bowman, Alayne, Emily and Abby Sklencar, and Anthony, Alyssa, and Aubree Machi; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

 
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Melvin S. Hoak, Jr.

July 19, 2018 |

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

Melvin S. Hoak, Jr., 65, of Butler, died Tuesday, July 17, 2018.  He was born February 5, 1953 in Natrona Heights to the late Melvin S. Hoak, Sr. and Virginia Regan Hoak.  Melvin worked as a lab technician at AK Steel and was a US Air force Veteran.  He loved to hunt and go to Iowa with his buddies, Ron and Ralph. Melvin loved his family, his little red Corvette and especially his granddaughter, Haley. He is survived by Cindy Sue (Parker) Hoak of Butler, son, Damon (Heather) Hoak of Butler, special granddaughter, Haley Hoak, as well as numerous brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews.

 
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Fumiyo "Faye" Sikorski

July 18, 2018 |

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

Fumiyo "Faye" Sikorski, 83, of Glassport passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 17th surrounded by her family.  She was born December 29th 1934 in Osaka, Japan. Fumiyo was the daughter of the late Genzaburo and Chiyoe Uchiki.She was the beloved wife for 62 years to her late husband Benedict Sikorski, loving Mother of Michael (Angie) Sikorski and Doctor Christopher (Barbara) Sikorski, proud Grandmother of Michael (Jennifer) and Gavin (Katie) Sikorski and Christopher and Elena Sikorski, and the very proud great grandmother of Chase and Camden who knew her as Grandma Faye. She is survived by her 2 sisters Taeko, Minako and a brother Tadayoshi, brother in law Joseph Sikorski and sister in law Armie Sikorski as well as many nieces and nephews who knew her as Aunt Fumiyo. She was a member of the former St. Cecilia's Catholic Church in Glassport and was a very active member of the Queen of the Rosary Church and just loved Father  Miroslaus Wojcicki. She always attended Sunday mass until she became ill. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm Friday at the Wojciechowski Funeral Home in Glassport Pa. A mass of Christian burial will be held Saturday at 10am at the Queen of the Rosary Church 530 Michigan avenue Glassport Pa. by the Reverend Miroslaus Wojcicki.

 

William V. Scholl

July 18, 2018 |

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

William V. Scholl, 95 of Elizabeth Twp. passed away peacefully on Sunday July 15,2018. He was the son of the late Edgar C. and Miriam (VanKirk) Scholl. He was the beloved husband of the late Ruth (Hixson) Scholl. Bill was a graduate of Elizabeth High School and following is service in WWII he graduated from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. He served in the 413rd bomber squadron with the Army Air Corp in England. Bill was a member of the Mt.Vernon Community Presbyterian Church, member and past president of the Elizabeth Lions Club. He was a former member and past president of the Youghiogheny country club and the IBIS golf and country club in West Palm  Beach Fl. He was a member of Masonic lodge Stephen Bayard 526,Elizabeth,the consistory and Syria Temple.He was the owner and president of Scholl Tractor Sales in Elizabeth serving farmers and construction business in the tri-state.

Bill is survived by daughters Sherry (Richard) Kogut, Bonny (Alan) Wright and a son William (Margaret) Scholl jr. Grand children Kelly (Steve)Tedeschi, Christian (Claudia) Kogut, Eric Scholl,Katherine (Matt Hoffer), Jesse,Zachary and Kylie Wright and Chris Snyder and great grandchildren Nicholas, Emilie, Gabriella, Madison, Halie and C.J.

According to his wishes there is no visitation a Memorial service and private internment will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Deacons Fund of the Mt.Vernon CommunityPresbyterian Church, 2200 Greenock Buena Vista Rd. McKeesport Pa.15135 or Shiner hospital for Children. Arranggement are under the care of the William H. Craig Funeral Home Inc. McKeesport, Pa.

 

Mary Raisner

July 18, 2018 |

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

Mary Raisner, 89, of McKeesport, formerly of Glassport for 76 years, passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at John J. Kane Regional Center in McKeesport.  She was born March 23, 1929 in Glassport to the late John and Mary Bednar Popovich.  Mary was the loving wife of the late Lawrence Raisner who passed away in 1992.  She is survived by sisters, Elizabeth Smoot of McKeesport, Anna Stanko of McKeesport, Helen (Thomas Andrews) McBurney of North Huntingdon; special niece, Mary Moonis of North Huntingdon; many other nieces and nephews.  Along with her parents and husband, Mary was preceded in death by son, Larry L. Raisner; sister, Irene Dunlop; brothers, John, Mike, Andrew, Stephen and Joseph Popovich.  She was a member of St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church in McKeesport and worked in the cafeteria at St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic School for 36 years.  Visitation will take place Thursday, July 19, 2018 from 4 – 8 pm (Enlightenment Service at 7) at E. C. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 235 Monongahela Avenue, Glassport, PA 15045.  A “Divine Liturgy of Christian Burial” will take place Friday, July 20, 2018 at 12:30 pm at St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church in McKeesport followed by interment at St. Nicholas Cemetery in North Versailles.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

Joseph E. Pasinski

July 18, 2018 |

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

Joseph E. Pasinski, 77 of Glassport, died July 15, 2018.  He is the son of the late Edward and Genevieve Pasinski. He is survived by his sisters Mary Ann Pasinski of Elizabeth, Helen Marie Albrecht of Glenar, MD and Loretta "Ret" Pasinski of Boston; brother John Pasinski of Golita, CA; also nieces and nephews.  Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport, Sun. 2-4 and 6-8.  A funeral mass will be held Mon. 10:00 am at Queen of the Rosary Parish with Rev. Miroslaus Wojcicki.  Interment following Calvary Cemetery.

 

Kenneth "Kenny" Eugene Rush

July 18, 2018 |

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

Kenneth "Kenny" Eugene Rush, 67, of West Newton passed away Friday, July 13, 2018 in Latrobe. He was born June 11, 1951 in Smithton and was the son of the late Kenneth L. and Edith Rush. He is survived by his sister, Shirley (Gene) Corrbett of Illinois, brother-in-law, Donald Beckinger of West Newton and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister, Brenda Beckinger. There is no visitation and burial will be private. Arrangements are by the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Twp., (412) 751-5000, Drew J. Gilbert, Director. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 

Donald Anthony "Tony" Fruciano, Jr.

July 17, 2018 |

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

Donald Anthony "Tony" Fruciano, Jr., age 49, of Turtle Creek, formerly of Boston, PA, died July 12, 2018. Born August 18, 1968 in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late Donald Anthony, Sr. and Deborah Sue (Wolfe)  Fruciano.

 
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Samuel Lenhart Reynolds IV

July 17, 2018 |

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

Samuel Lenhart Reynolds IV, age 37 of, Meadville, PA, formerly of McKeesport, PA,  died on July, 12, 2018.  Born November 21, 1980, He was the son of the late Samuel Lenhart Reynolds III and Kim (Eicher) (Kenneth) Ring.

 
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Lillian Grace Neeson

July 17, 2018 |

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

Lillian Grace Neeson, 85, formerly of North Versailles, died Saturday, July 14, 2018, at the L.G.A.R. Rehabilitation Center, Turtle Creek.  Born in Pittsburgh on May 22, 1933, she was a retired sales representative for Sears Department Store.  Daughter of the late Dominick and Katherine Mazzeo Ily, she is survived by her son, Mark R. Neeson of Las Vegas, NV, also by 3 grandchildren.  She was a member of the I Am Sanctuary of Pittsburgh and the Saint Germain Foundation.  Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 is in charge of arrangements.

 

Kenneth W. "Kenny" Datig

July 16, 2018 |

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

Kenneth W. "Kenny" Datig, 63, of Glen Burnie, MD, formerly of Versailles, passed away Thursday, July 12, 2018 at home.  Kenny was born December 10, 1954 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Gilbert William and Waneta Frances Datig.  He was retired from The Maryland State Department of Transportation where he worked in maintenance and the paint department. Kenny loved cooking, camping and his cat. He enjoyed collecting antiques and figurine cars. He is survived by his daughter, Heather (Edward) Gaussa of Upper St. Clair, his 2 grandsons who he loved so much, Logan and Aidan Gaussa, sisters, Victoria (Paul) Runtich of Adara, Francie (Kurt) Sedlock of Greenock, and Marcia (Peter) Astin of Unity Twp., brother, Gilbert (Reta) of Norfolk, VA, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and his beloved cat, Precious.

 
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Ruth Ann Werner

July 16, 2018 |

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

Ruth Ann Werner, age 83, of Forward Twp., passed away on Sunday, July 15, 2018 at home. She was a member of the Bethesda United Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth and the Elizabeth Senior Citizens. She was a former member of the Forward Township Senior Citizens, Axelton Senior Citizens, Elizabeth Heritage Senior Citizens and the Blaine Hill Senior Citizens. She mostly enjoyed her weekly bingo trips with friends and she loved to play cards with her family. 

 
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Zack Moore Jr.

July 15, 2018 |

Published By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Zack Moore Jr., 28, died July 8, 2018. He was born August 8, 1989. Service will be held at 11 a.m. July 16 at Morningstar Baptist Church, 832 Oak St., West Mifflin. Arrangements in charge of Tunie Funeral Home Inc.

 

Dolores "Dolly" Popovich

July 15, 2018 |

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

Dolores H. “Dolly” Navaroli Popovich, 91, passed away Saturday July 14, 2018. She was born October 28, 1926 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Gust and Catherine Bosnak Navaroli. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers Johnny, Gus and Joe Navaroli and sister Kathryn Pugh. She was a member of St. Patrick’s Church, McKeesport.

She is survived by her daughters Mary Catherine Schneider of McKeesport and Christine (Michael) Germek of McKeesport, with whom she resided. Three #1 grandchildren, Jason W. Schneider of Miami, Florida, and Amber and Kristin Germek, both of McKeesport; Sister Mollie Claar of Greenock; Sister-in-laws Joanne Navaroli of Westmorland City and Shirley Navaroli of Delmont; Many nieces and nephews and her precious grand puppies Daisy and Autumn.

Dolores was a retired medical transcriptionist in the Pathology Dept. of McKeesport Hospital for over 25 years. She loved to sew and was a wonderful seamstress. She was a devout Catholic, a “real Italian”, coffee expert, loved watching her old scary Boris Karloff movies and being a loving mom and grandmother.

Funeral arrangements by Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home; Private ceremony Tuesday, July 17, 2018. Burial in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. Heaven got another angel

 

Fay (Leventhal) Friedman

July 13, 2018 |

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

Fay (Leventhal) Friedman, 100, of Pittsburgh, formerly of McKeesport, died Thursday, July 12, 2018. She was born January 31, 1918 in Bridgeport, CT, and was the daughter of the late Meyer and Ida Leventhal. She was the wife of the late Milton B. Friedman who died August 9, 2000. Fay was a member of Temple B'Nai Israel and the Sisterhood and Hadassah. She was a homemaker and also worked at her late husband Milton's business, Trust Franklin Press. She was a very kind hearted and generous person. She is survived by her daughter, Diane (Steve) Finston of Los Angeles, CA, son, Gary J. (Eva) Friedman of Pittsburgh, grandchildren, Natalie (Brian) Valen, Amy (Blake) Mayer, Michelle Finston and Matthew Finston, great-grandchildren, Audrey and Leo Valen and Levi Mayer, and nephews, Scott and Alan Gassman. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Belle Copeland and Esther Gassman.

 
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William Kirk Greenwald

July 13, 2018 |

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

William Kirk Greenwald, 68, of Irwin, died Thursday, July 12, 2018. He was born April 13, 1950 in Monongahela and was the son of the late William Howard and Kathryn M. (Bootman) Greenwald. Kirk was retired from US Steel Irvin Works. He was a member and past vice president of the Elizabeth Forward School Board and was also a member of the American Legion and was a former member of the Mount Vernon Athletic Association. He enjoyed his pool league, being on a ball field and time at the beach. Kirk was a US Navy Veteran serving during the Vietnam War. He is survived by sons, William Kern Greenwald of Monroeville and Keith Richard Greenwald (fiancée, Brenda Giraldo) of Mount Lebanon, sisters, Linda (Jim) Hughes of Mount Washington and Betsy Neel of Elizabeth Township, nieces and nephews.

 
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Elizabeth "Betty" S. Darragh Valenti

July 13, 2018 |

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

Elizabeth "Betty" S. Darragh Valenti, 83, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, July 13, 2018 at Excela Health Westmoreland.

 
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Daniel C. Redshaw

July 13, 2018 |

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

Daniel C. Redshaw, 59, of North Versailles, passed away Thursday, July 12, 2018.  He was born August 30, 1958 in Wilkinsburg, a son of the late Daniel and Maureen (Birchall) Redshaw.

 
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Robert C. Smith

July 13, 2018 |

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

Robert C. Smith, 91, of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday, July 12, 2018 at his home.  He was born August 20, 1926 in East Pittsburgh, Pa., a son of the late John and Sarah Host Smith.

 
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William "Bill" James Peters

July 12, 2018 |

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

William "Bill" James Peters, 80, of Elizabeth Township, died Tuesday, July 10, 2018. He was born June 25, 1938 in Monessen and was the son of the late Raymond O. and Bertha (Pearce) Peters. Bill was a member of Central Highlands Community Methodist Church, and was a life member of Central Fire Co. He was a member and past president of the Central Lions Club and was a volunteer at the Central Food Pantry for over 20 years. Bill was retired from US Steel Clairton Works after 42 years of service. He is survived by his wife, Dolores Jean (Mazzeferri) Peters, sons, Dean (Melania) Peters of Jefferson Hills and William James Peters, Jr., of Elizabeth Township, brother, Raymond Peters of Yardley, grandchildren, Jeana, Kaleena, and Arianna Peters, and nieces and nephews.

 
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Lawrence "Bud" David Schork

July 12, 2018 |

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

Lawrence "Bud" David Schork, 79, of White Oak, passed away Wednesday, July 11, 2018. He was born January 3, 1939 in Clairton and was the son of the late Lawrence L. and Helen A. Bricker Schork. He was the husband of 27 years to the late Marcia Elaine Schork, who passed away November 8, 2017.  Lawrence worked as a heater for US Steel Clairton Works and was a US Navy Veteran.  He is survived by  daughter, Kelly Schork Veltri of White Oak, sons, Scott (Kellie) and Keith (Stacey) Schork both of White Oak, step-daughter, Michele (Jeffrey) Heinichen and step-son, Michael (Heather) Johnson both of Elizabeth Township, and 13 grandchildren, Amanda, Andrew, Nathan, Hannah, Noah, Nicolaus, Caleb, McKenna, Nicole, Jeffrey, Matthew, Brandon and Tyler.

 
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Donald J. Williams

July 12, 2018 |

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

Donald J. Williams, 79, a longtime resident of North Versailles, died Tuesday July 10, 2018. He was born December 24, 1938 in Lincoln Place, a son of the late James and Dolores (Ohm) Williams and was also preceded in death by a brother Paul Williams. Don was a graduate of McKeesport High School, class of 1957 and worked for 42 years at Westinghouse Airbrake Company, Wilmerding. He was a longtime volunteer for East Allegheny Meals-On-Wheels and was a willing and helpful neighbor to many. He was a true Christian and his willingness and cheerful spirit will be missed by all. He was a devoted husband for 47 years to Janet L. (Arnosky) Williams; brother of Rev. Robert (Yvonne) Williams, John D. Williams, and Mary Jean Sherrill; and uncle of Deborah Sammons, Cristin Kersten, and Lance and James Williams.
 
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Candice D.J. Volponi

July 11, 2018 |

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

Candice D.J. Volponi, age 37, of Liberty Boro., died on July 10, 2018.  She was born on July 18, 1980 in McKeesport, the daughter of Margueritte “Peggy” Deissler Volponi of Liberty Boro. and the late Guy M. Volponi.  She worked in Chemistry/Hematology at various UPMC Hospitals in the area including Shadyside, Presbyterian, Montefiore, and Monroeville East.   Throughout her high school and college years she loved watching and participating in all sports.  She enjoyed gardening, cooking, shooting pool, painting and other arts; she was obsessed with old cars and did counseling at a local rehab center. 

 
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Shirle B. Rush

July 11, 2018 |

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

Shirle B. Rush, age 83, of Port Vue, died July 10, 2018, at Bethel Park Manor Care.

 
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Pearl Fraser

July 11, 2018 |

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

Pearl Fraser, age 89, of Forward Twp., passed away on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at Mt. Vernon of Elizabeth. A member of First Presbyterian Church of Elizabeth, she was a retired cook for the Elizabeth Forward School District. She enjoyed bingo and crafts at Mt. Vernon of Elizabeth.

 
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Dennis John Maksin

July 11, 2018 |

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

Dennis John Maksin, 67, husband of Frances Rengers Maksin, died Sunday, July 8, 2018 on the second hole at The Country Club of South Carolina in Florence doing what he loved to do best. Formerly of Clairton, Pennsylvania, he resided in Manning, South Carolina.

 
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Mary E. Lofstrom

July 11, 2018 |

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

Mary E. "Grandma Mary" Lofstrom, age 69, of McKeesport, died July 10, 2018, at home. Born July 21, 1948, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late Frederick P. and Ottie Mae (Kirtley) Jones.

 
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Elizabeth L. Karp

July 10, 2018 |

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

Elizabeth L. Karp, age 96 of Baldwin, formerly of White Oak, the last five years in Edinboro, PA, died Tuesday, July 10, 2018. She was born July 14, 1921 in McKeesport, the daughter of the late Walter and Mary Volk Schoeller, and wife of the late Alvin G. Karp, who passed away in 2002 after 58 years of marriage.

 
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Sarah Elaine Knoblock

July 10, 2018 |

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

Sarah Elaine Knoblock, age 68, of McKeesport, died June 26, 2018, at John J. Kane Regional Medical Center. Born October 11, 1949, in Connellsville, she was the daughter of the late William, Sr., and Matilda Davies.

 
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Helen L. Dworek

July 10, 2018 |

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

Helen L. Dworek, 92, of Liberty Boro, died July 9, 2018.  She is the beloved wife of Lawrence Dworek and is survived by her son Lawrence (Michelle) Dworek; daughter Sharon Blotzer; granddaughters Noreen and Natalie; great grandchildren Nicholas, Justin, Ashley, Lexi and Emily; sister Maargie Thomas and brothers Leo and Walter Maruzewski.  Helen was preceded in death by her granddaughter Nichole; brothers Frank and Edward and sisters Annie, Alice and Agnes.  Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport Thurs. 2-4 and 6-8.  A funeral mass will be held Fri. 9:30 am at St. Mark's Parish, Liberty Boro, with Father Daniel Straughn.

 

Barbara A. Judy

July 10, 2018 |

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

Barbara A. Judy, age 55, of Glassport, formerly of McKeesport, died June 29, 2018 at home. Born April 14, 1963 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late William Patton and Manilla (Patterson) Snyder.

 
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Dorothy Ivan

July 09, 2018 |

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

Dorothy Ivan, age 87, of White Oak, died July 2, 2018 at UPMC McKeesport. Born January 21, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Eli and Pearl (Debreczeni) Dukich and the wife of the late Edward J. Ivan

 
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Carl DiGiorgio

July 09, 2018 |

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

Carl DiGiorgio, 76, of Port Vue died July 8, 2018.  He is the son of the late Joseph and Adelina (Cannelli) DiGiorgio and beloved husband of Sheila (Moriarty) DiGiorgio.  He is survived by his sons Anthony (Jill Gashel) DiGiorgio and Carl (Diane) DiGiorgio; grandchildren Vincent and Samantha DiGiorgio; step grandchildren Kayla and Abbey Burt; brother Matthew DiGiorgio; sisters Carmella Ferraro and Norma Reza; also nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by brother Joseph DiGiorgio and sister Dora Jones.  Carl was the owner/operator of DiGiorgio Super Duper Market and served in the US Army.  Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport, Wed. 2-4 and 6-8.  A funeral service will be held Thurs. 10:00 am at the funeral home.  Interment following Mt. Vernon Cemetery.

 

Charles May

July 09, 2018 |

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

Charles May, age 87, of Irwin, passed away Monday, July 9, 2018 at his home.  He was born, March 26, 1931 in Melcroft, Pa., a son of the late Jennie May.

 
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Arcolina "Carole" Angotti

July 09, 2018 |

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

Arcolina “Carole” Ann Folino Angotti, 86, of Baldwin, formerly of Clairton, passed away Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at Lawson’s Personal Care Home in Jefferson Hills.  She was born July 31, 1931, in McKeesport, to the late Frank and Mariangela Vescio Folino.  She was the loving wife of 40 yrs. to the late Joseph P. Angotti who passed away in 1993.  Carole is survived by daughters, Angela (Richard) Jenkins & Paula Gori both of Clairton, Sandra Smaniotto of Uniontown, Debbie (Earl) Kleckner of McMurray; grandchildren, Frankie, Richard, Jennifer, Gina (Jason), Melanie, Angela, E.J., Natalie; great-grandchildren, Dejah, Nikko, Gisele, Anton, Mason, Bella, Tyler, Zander; sister, Grace McGrew of Greensburg and brother, Bernard Folino and many nieces and nephews.  Along with her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by sisters, Eva DeMaio, Frances Folino, and Virginia Luft. Carole lived 64 years of her life in Clairton, was the sole proprietor of Carole’s Tax Service in Clairton, was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Church, enjoyed watching her grandchildren engage in sporting events and dance recitals/competitions, bingo and baking.  Private viewing and service was entrusted to S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th Street, Clairton,  PA  15025.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

Ronald F. "Ron" Morgenstern

July 07, 2018 |

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

Ronald F. "Ron"  Morgenstern, 91, of Elizabeth Township, died Friday, July 6, 2018 at home.  He was born February 6, 1927 in Greenock and was the son of  the late Jacob and Bertha Burland Morgenstern. He was husband of the late Audrey (Schriber) Morgenstern.  Ron was retired from management at US Steel for many years and was a member of Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Greenock. Ron was a US Army WWII Veteran. Ron was involved in many activities throughout his life. He was a charter member of Greenock Fire Company, former member of the Elizabeth Township Planning Commission,  past president of the Elizabeth Forward School Board and past president and member of The Elizabeth Township Historical Society, in which he was most proud of his work he did for their Lewis and Clark Expedition re-enactment. He was also caretaker of the Peace Lutheran Cemetery, Dravo Cemetery and Coulter Cemetery, as well as other local cemeteries. Ron loved researching his family history and any historical information.  He is survived by  grandson, Thomas E. (Brandis) Paull, Jr. of North Huntingdon, granddaughter, Jessica E. (Fiancé Cody Rhoades) Paull, son-in-law, Thomas E. Paull, Sr. of Boston, grandchildren, Jackson and Savannah,  many family and  friends and his dogs, Molly and Katie.

 
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Joann L. Tarcy

July 07, 2018 |

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

Joann L. Tarcy, 71, of Sherman Oaks, California, fell asleep in the Lord on Wednesday, June 26, 2018 at home. Born in McKeesport, May 29, 1947, she was the daughter of the late Joseph A. and Ann (Radvansky) Tarcy. She was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, Duquesne and a retired legal secretary. She is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Joseph and Patricia Tarcy of Irwin.

 
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Josephine Brown

July 07, 2018 |

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

Josephine Brown, age 101 of Clairton, passed away on Saturday, July 7, 2018 in LGAR Nursing and Rehab Center in Turtle Creek.  Born December 16, 1916 in St. Louis, MO, she was a daughter of the late Ralph and Frances (Sole) Crimaldi. 

 
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Nelda M. Opfer

July 07, 2018 |

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

Nelda M. Opfer, age 89 of Elizabeth Twp., passed away at home on Saturday, July 7, 2018.  Born May 13, 1929 in Huntington, PA, she was a daughter of the late John B. and Esther M. (Garner) Shoemaker.  A retired salesclerk at KMart in North Versailles, Nelda was a member of Bethesda United Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth. 

 
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Jere David Moffatt

July 06, 2018 |

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

It is with deepest heartache that we announce the passing of our wonderful husband and amazing father and grandfather, Jere David Moffatt, age 83 of North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania on July 5, 2018. He was born on October 31, 1934 in McKeesport, PA to the late Clarence David and Ruth (Prescott) Moffatt.

 
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Gary Lee Fuller Sr.

July 06, 2018 |

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

Gary Lee Fuller, age 65, of West Elizabeth, passed away on Thursday, July 5, 2018 at Jefferson Hospital. He was the owner of Fuller Marine Engineering and a member of the Stephen Bayard Masonic Lodge.

 
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Nicholas (Nick) Dabruzzo

July 06, 2018 |

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

Nicholas (Nick) Dabruzzo, 76 of Glassport died July 6, 2018.  He is the son of the late Anthony and Maria (DiPaolo) Dabruzzo.  Beloved husband of Loretta (Skerkoski) Dabruzzo.  He is survived by his sons Nicholas (Brett) Dabruzzo of MD and Richard (Lisa) Dabruzzo of Cranberry; grandchildren Sydney and Max; sisters Jean Todaro and Josephine Metz; also nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by brothers Anthony, Quirino, James and Guido and sister Ida Null.  Nick was retired from the Port Authority; a member of Queen of the Rosary; Holy Name Society; Glassport Senior Citizens and the Lucky Seven Card Club.  Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport, Sun. 2-8.  A funeral mass will be held Mon. 10:00 am at Queen of the Rosary Parish.  Interment following Calvary Cemetery.

 

John R. Lee

July 06, 2018 |

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

John R. Lee, age 74, of Trafford, Pa., passed away Friday, July 6, 2018 at Transitions Healthcare, North Huntingdon.

 
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Ann Louise Matic

July 06, 2018 |

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

Ann Louise Matic, age 101, of McKeesport, died July 4, 2018, at John J. Kane Regional Medical Center. Born April 7, 1917, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Mary (Kordic) Vukovic and the wife of the late John P. Matic.

 
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John Fetherman, Sr.

July 06, 2018 |

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

John Fetherman, Sr. age 68 of White Oak formerly of McKeesport died, July, 2, 2018 at AHN Forbes Hospital. Born March, 10, 1950, he was the son of the late Ralph P. and Helen (Fyke) Fetherman.

 
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Charles "Chuck" Clinton Northrup

July 06, 2018 |

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

Charles "Chuck" Clinton Northrup, 91, of Allison Park, formerly of Mount Vernon, died Thursday, June 28, 2018. He was born October 18, 1926 in Pittsburgh and was the husband of the late Dorothy (Rozinsky) Northrup and the late Carol J. (Ludwick) Northrup. Chuck was a member of Park Baptist Church in Versailles. He was also a member of F & AM Lodge #375 and #731, Tall Cedars of Lebanon, the Shriners and was on the Mount Vernon Cemetery Board of Directors, as well as many other community projects. He was retired from A.B. Murray Co. and was a US Army WWII Veteran. For his service, he received the Good Conduct Medal, the Asiatic Pacific Theatre Ribbon and the WWII Victory Ribbon. He is survived by his daughter, Lori (Mark) Caro of the North Hills, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, a great-great grandson, nieces and nephews.

 
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Francis W. "Braz" Breznay

July 05, 2018 |

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

FRANCIS W. "BRAZ" BREZNAY age 84, of Duquesne, on July 3, 2018 at home. He was a son of the late Steve and Anna (Kish) Breznay. Braz was a retired boilermaker at US Steel Duquesne Works with 34 years service. He was a member of Holy Trinity Church, West Mifflin, and was a past president of their Men's Club. He served on Parish Council, volunteered at Children's Hospital, volunteered with Meals On Wheels, and co-chaired the 100th anniversary of Holy Trinity Church. He proudly served in the army; he was stationed in Germany where he was awarded the Guardian of the Outpost of Democracy, serving in the 6th Infantry Regiment. He was also a valued employee of the Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home for over 15 years. He also enjoyed golfing and fishing. Beloved husband of 59 years to Jane (Bitkowski) Breznay; father of Cindy (late Duane P.) Salopek of West Mifflin and the late Stephen Breznay; grandfather of Nicole (Brandon) Salopek, Neil (Stefanie) Salopek, Melissa (Tom) Temple; great-grandfather of Lia, Adilee Salopek, Olivia McMillan, Braelynn Temple, and Jace Nathan; brother of Agnes (Jerry) Smith of Bethel Park, Pauline (William) Robinson of Crosby, TX, and the late William Breznay. Visitation will be held on Friday 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 Saturday at 9 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Trinity Church at 9:30. Rev. Thomas Lewandowski officiating. Burial will be with military honors on Monday at 2 p.m. at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.

 

Elizabeth “Betty” L. (Smith) Brown

July 05, 2018 |

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

Elizabeth “Betty” L. (Smith) Brown, age 88 of North Huntingdon, formerly of East McKeesport, passed away Wednesday, July 4, 2018. She is preceded in death by her husband David A. Brown; parents Thomas and Ann (Graham) Smith; and sister Nancy Easterly. She is survived by her children Thomas “Tom” A. (Gina) Brown of Butler and Deborah “Debbie” (Redman) Smith of North Huntingdon; and grandchildren Travis Smith, Derek Brown, Bryce Smith and Chelsea Brown.
 
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Lisa Marie "Toe" Raynak

July 04, 2018 |

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

Lisa Marie "Toe" Raynak, age 57, of Port Vue, died July 3, 2018, at Riverside Nursing Center in McKeesport.

 
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Helen J. Brockman

July 03, 2018 |

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

Helen  J. Brockman, 79, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, July 2, 2018 at Sycamore Estates, Duquesne, PA.  She was born January 30, 1939 in McKeesport, Pa, a daughter of the late James and Dorothy Eastman Ferry. Prior to her retirement, Helen was employed by various local bakeries. She also enjoyed trips to the casino. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Brockman and one sister Judy Dirjan.  She is survived by her two sons, James Brockman and his wife, Maria, Todd Brockman; and daughter, Susan Brockman (Dean Capristo) and brother-in-law Ray Dirjan. Services will be private. James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon in charge of arrangements. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

Charles W. Carter

July 03, 2018 |

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

Charles W. Carter, age 91, of Liberty Boro, died on July 3, 2018. He was born on December 15, 1926 in McKeesport, the son of the late Wayne and Elizabeth Sarie Carter. 

 
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Carol Gilmore

July 03, 2018 |

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

Carol Gilmore, age 81, of South Fayette, formally of McKeesport, died peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, July 1, 2018.  Born in Chicago, IL on December 25, 1936 she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Joan Kozak Smacker. 

Carol was survived by one day by her beloved husband, Donald “Ducky” Gilmore; children; Raymond (Cathie) Gilmore of Pittsburgh, Gary Gilmore of Dallas, TX, Beth Gilmore Jones of Upper St. Clair, Donald (Kelly) Gilmore of South Fayette. Also survived by grandchildren; Kathryn and Christopher Jones, Olivia and Luke Gilmore, Katelyn, Raymond, Charlotte and Thomas Gilmore, and great-granddaughter; Milana Gilmore. She was preceded in death by grandson; Zachary Jones and half-brother; Donald Kitchen.

 
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Donald “Ducky” Gilmore

July 03, 2018 |

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

Donald “Ducky” Gilmore, age 85, of South Fayette, formally of McKeesport, died on Monday, July 2, 2018. Born in McKeesport on November 22, 1932 and the son of the late Thomas and Elizabeth Mulally Gilmore. 

Donald was preceded in death by his beloved wife Carol by one day.

He is survived by children; Raymond (Cathie) Gilmore of Pittsburgh, Gary Gilmore of Dallas, TX, Beth Gilmore Jones of Upper St. Clair, Donald (Kelly) Gilmore of South Fayette. Also survived by grandchildren; Kathryn and Christopher Jones, Olivia and Luke Gilmore, Katelyn, Raymond, Charlotte and Thomas Gilmore, and great-granddaughter; Milana Gilmore.

Also preceded in death by grandson; Zachary Jones, brothers; Thomas Gilmore, Martin Gilmore, Raymond Gilmore and sisters; Rose Gilmore Busch, Katherine Gilmore Cready, Elizabeth Gilmore Schreiner and Marylou Gilmore. 

 
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Deborah H. Cole

July 03, 2018 |

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

 Deborah H. Cole, age 61of McKeesport, died Saturday, June 23, 2018. She was born May 25, 1957 in McKeesport, the daughter of the late Charles Hall and Maria H. Intrieri. 

 
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Nicholas V. Mallen

July 02, 2018 |

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

Nicholas V. Mallen, age 80 of North Huntingdon, died Sunday, July 1, 2018.

He was born December 1, 1937 in McKeesport, the son of the late Nick and Thelma Williams Mallen. Nicholas was an active member of St. Mary’s Romanian Church in McKeesport and past member of the church council. He loved bowling and doing yardwork, often helping his neighbors.

 
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Raymond M. Malinchak

July 02, 2018 |

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

Raymond M. Malinchak, age 82, of McKeesport, died July 1, 2018, at UPMC McKeesport. Born October 16, 1935, in Monessen, he was the son of the late Michael and Helen (Stash) Malinchak and the husband of Mary Ann (Onderko) Malinchak, for over 60 years.

 
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Mildred Besedich Hughes

July 02, 2018 |

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

 Mildred (Millie) (Milka) Besedich Hughes, 100, of Dravosburg passed into eternal rest on June 29, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. Born March 24, 1918 in Youngstown, Ohio to Jovan and  Kata Besedich, the family later moved to the coal mining town (#9) of Farmington, West Virginia. In 1942, she left home to support the war effort working in the Akron Goodyear factory making barrage balloons. She married Elmer Hughes in 1945 and they moved to Dravosburg in 1956.

She owned and operated Hughes Grill for 14 years. She was famous for the Friday fish sandwiches. After selling the business, Millie worked for K-Mart retiring in 1989 after 15 years. Consistent with her love for caring for others, Millie delivered for Meals on Wheels for 20 years until age 92. She was a member of Amity Presbyterian Church for 60 years and served as an elder.

Millie was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer, her parents, her sisters Olga Myers, Mary Chickrell, Malava Blanton, Josephine Flannery, Virginia Davis, Kay Stache, her brothers Drago Besedich and Dan Besedich and her grandson Brian Weddle. She is survived by and was the beloved mother of Ron Hughes, Marcia (Phil) Weddle and Diana (Ron) Etzel; cherished grandmother of Christopher Weddle, Eric (Heidi) Weddle, Jessica Etzel and Allison Etzel; great-grandmother of Philip (Aubree) Brown, Hazel and Ayler Weddle; great-great grandmother of Gavin and Marlie Brown; and loving sister of Helen Lockwood. Millie also leaves behind nieces, nephews, friends and her faithful dog, Buddy.

She loved her family and her home. She loved to cook, bake, garden, crochet and walk her puppies. She was a loyal friend and neighbor.

Family and friends will be received on Friday, July 6, 2018 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at I.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 203 4th Street, Dravosburg, PA 15034. Service will be at 10:00 am on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at Amity Presbyterian Church, 400 Euclid Avenue, Dravosburg, PA 15034 and continue with a graveside service at Jefferson Memorial Park. A luncheon at Amity Presbyterian Church in Dravosburg will follow interment. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Amity Presbyterian Church. Special thanks to the staff of Bridges Hospice and Patty M. of Caring Angels. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

“Come to me, all who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.” Matt 11:28

 

Ryan J. Kifer

July 02, 2018 |

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

Ryan J. Kifer, age 31, of Harrisburg, formerly of McKeesport, died June 24, 2018, at Pinnacle West Shore Medical Center.

 
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Marion Willis Blocker Jr.

July 02, 2018 |

Published By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Marion Willis Blocker, Jr., 94, died June 30, 2018.  Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. July 6 at Tunie Funeral Home Inc., 218 E. 11th Ave., Homestead, where a service will be held at 11 a.m. July 7. Interment will follow at McKeesport & Versailles Cemetery. Services in charge of Tunie Funeral Home, Inc.

 

Ruth M. (Higgins) Kennedy

July 02, 2018 |

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

Ruth M. (Higgins) Kennedy, 88, of Chillicothe, OH, formerly of North Huntingdon, died Saturday June 30, 2018. She was born August 11, 1929 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Alfred and Gladys B. (Witherow) Higgins and was also preceded in death by her husband James W. Kennedy and siblings Mary Jane Watkiss, Ellen Eastman, and William and Charles Higgins. She was a former cafeteria employee for Norwin School District and a former member of Calvary Assembly Church, North Huntingdon, where she was a pianist, choir member, and active with Women’s Ministries. She is survived by her daughter Karyn R. Fallow of Chillicothe, OH; grandchildren Reed (Sarah) Fallow, Jonathan (Kimberly) Fallow and William Fallow; great grandchildren Thomas (Alisa), Matthew, Emily, Allison, and Hailey Fallow; siblings Lois Menzies of North Huntingdon and John (Faith) Higgins of NC; also nieces and nephews.
 
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Peggy Louise Trent

July 02, 2018 |

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

Peggy Louise Trent, 88, formerly of Mount Vernon, passed away Wednesday, June 27, 2018. Peggy was born July 7, 1929 in Versailles, and was the daughter of the late Robert and Cassie Trent. She was a life-long resident of the McKeesport area before moving to Wilmington, Delaware in 2013. A  member of Boston United Methodist Church and a graduate of the Class of 1947 at McKeesport High School, her hobbies included gardening, theater and classical music. Peggy took piano lessons to fulfill a passion for music. She enjoyed traveling and sports. Her travels took her all across the USA, Europe and the Islands. In her younger years, she loved skiing at Seven Springs.  An avid golfer, Peggy enjoyed playing with a Woman’s Club at Butler Public Golf Course.  Volunteer work included the McKeesport Library and YMCA activities.  Peggy retired as a Cash Manager from G C Murphy Company with 39 years of service and kept in touch with her Murphy colleagues through their MERF Retirement Club.

 
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Joseph E. Ramsey, Jr.

July 01, 2018 |

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

Joseph E. Ramsey, Jr., age 90 of Clairton, passed away on Sunday, July 1, 2018 in Southwestern Nursing Center in West Mifflin.  Born October 12, 1927 in Cambridge, OH, he was a son of the late Joseph and Matilda (Lipincott) Ramsey.  A retired driver for Dick Corporation in Jefferson Hills, Joseph was a member of Pine Run United Methodist Church and a US Army Veteran of both World War II and the Korean War.

 
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