Bertha DeVault

January 22, 2019 |

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

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

 
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Marion A. Goetz

January 22, 2019 |

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

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

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

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

 

Richard John Wingertsahn, Sr.

January 22, 2019 |

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

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

 
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Betty J. Bour

January 22, 2019 |

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

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

 
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Helen (Charney) Wegrzynek

January 21, 2019 |

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

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

 
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Patricia Ann Pishko

January 21, 2019 |

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

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

 
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Gifford Calvin Williams

January 21, 2019 |

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

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

 
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Donald G. Berger

January 21, 2019 |

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

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

January 20, 2019 |

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

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

 
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Amos L. “Toby” Rager, Sr.

January 20, 2019 |

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

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

 
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Robert J. Wawrzeniak

January 19, 2019 |

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

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

Lawrence "Bub" William Trimnal

January 19, 2019 |

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

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

 

Tracie Lynn Ayers Upperman

January 19, 2019 |

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

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

 
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Irene E. Skiffington

January 19, 2019 |

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

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

 
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Mary "Mamie" B. Latta

January 18, 2019 |

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

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

 
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Betty Lou Gasda

January 18, 2019 |

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

Betty Lou Gasda, 78, of Liberty Boro, died Thursday, January 17, 2019 surrounded by her family and close friends. She was born November 23, 1940 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Chester and Anne (Ulich) Charneicki. She was the wife of 56 years of the late John J. "Sonny" Gasda, who passed away August 12, 2015. She was a former member of St. Mark's Parish in Liberty Boro.

 
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Jesse Donald LaFollette

January 18, 2019 |

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

Jesse Donald LaFollette, 83, of Clairton, formerly of Elizabeth, Glassport and Show Low, AZ, passed away Thursday, January 17, 2019 at Baldwin Health Center.  He was born May 25, 1935, in Brownsville to the late William Henry Harrison LaFollette and Minnie Marie Smith LaFollette.  Jesse is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Barbara Ann Tognarini LaFollette; sons, Chris LaFollette of West Elizabeth, Glenn (Pammela) LaFollette of Springfield, MO, Don (Kim) LaFollette of Elizabeth; daughters, Barbara “Babs” (Don) Cade of Washington, D.C., Sheryl (Joe) Ingram of Port Vue, Angela LaFollette of Richeyville, PA, Teressa LaFollette of Whitaker, Rene (Rodney) Wallace of Verona;  brothers, William LaFollette and Ronald (Peggy) LaFollette both of Cleveland, Earl (Linda) LaFollette of Fort Meyers, FL; 17 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.  Along with his parents, Jesse was preceded in death by siblings, Francis, Carl, Ida, and Gladys.  He was an associate of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in West Mifflin, owned LaFollette Heating and AC, was retired from US Steel National Tube Works in McKeesport, was a sports enthusiast with baseball being his favorite.  Visitation will take place from 2 - 4 pm on Sunday, January 20, 2019 at E. C. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 235 Monongahela Avenue, Glassport,  PA   15045.  A memorial service will take place immediately following visitation at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 1075 Camp Hollow Road, West Mifflin,  PA  15122.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

Lester M. Dolton Jr.

January 18, 2019 |

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

Lester M. Dolton Jr., 86, of Murrysville, passed away Wednesday January 16, 2019. He was born May 26, 1932 in Clairton, a son of the late Lester M Dalton Sr. and Emma (Adams) Dalton. Lester is an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and a retired electrician for U.S. Steel, Clairton Works. He was a member of Holiday Park United Methodist Church and the Junior Order of United American Mechanics where he held various local, state, and national offices. He had a love and passion for bowling, participating in five bowling leagues, one of which he started 50 years ago. He was bowling only weeks before his passing. Lester had a great love of and faith in the Lord. He loved everyone he met and in return was loved by many. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife Janet (Crownover) Dolton; son Brian Dolton; son-in-law Keith Ferrington Sr., and brother Ronald Dolton. He is survived by his children Bonnie Ferrington of Murrysville, Sherri (Mark) Ward of Colorado, Randy (Judy) Dolton of Latrobe, Janet (Robert) Allan of North Huntingdon, and Renee Dolton of Myrtle Beach; daughter-in-law Vickey Dolton of Smithton; 20 grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren; siblings June Betzner of Elizabeth, David Dolton of McKeesport, Donna Stewart of Elizabeth, Larry Dalton of Liberty Boro, and Gary Dalton of Fayette City; also nieces and nephews.
 
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Constance A. Haupt Rubinsak

January 18, 2019 |

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

CONSTANCE A. HAUPT RUBINSAK age 78 of West Mifflin on January 15, 2019. She was daughter of the late Albert A. and Helen (Andrejcak) Cosley; she was the wife of the late Robert E. Haupt and the late William Rubinsak; mother of Linda (Terry) Hathaway, Terry (Debbie) Haupt, Thomas (Michelle) Haupt all of West Mifflin and Lora (Thomas) Komar of Dravosburg; grandmother of Heather, Zachary, Jared and Tanner; great-grandmother of Addison; sister of William A. Cosley of West Mifflin and Darlene (Rege) Ditmore of Punta Gorda, FL. There will be no visitation or service. Arrangements entrusted to MALOY - SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, Duquesne 412-466-3300.

 
 

Christina Marie Lindsey

January 18, 2019 |

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

Christina Marie Lindsey, age 62 of Versailles, passed away on Thursday, January 17, 2019 in UPMC McKeesport Hospital.  Born Christmas Day, 1956 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Steven E. and Ida Virginia (Barkley) Messina, Christina worked as a home-health caregiver at homes in the area and worked for 20 years at the CFU Lodge 146 of Versailles, where she was also a member, and the Elks Club.  She is survived by her husband Michael P. Lindsey, her daughter Shelbi Lindsey of Pittsburgh, her sisters Stephanie (Jack) Oliver of McKeesport and Denise Ann Messina of Michigan, and her grand-dogs Ralph and Rhonda. 

 
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Kenneth N. Hensler

January 16, 2019 |

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

Kenneth N. Hensler, 82, of East McKeesport, passed away Tuesday January 15, 2019 at home surrounded by family. Ken retired from U.S. Steel Research Center, Monroeville, and had worked for U.S. Steel for forty years. He was a member of Miller United Methodist Church, North Versailles and a former volunteer for Meals On Wheels. He is survived by his wife of 60 years Viola “Vi” (Rowley) Hensler; his sons Kenny C. Hensler and his wife Shellie of Kennedy Township and Raymond G. Hensler and his wife Kathy of Cranberry Township; his grandchildren Matthew (wife Sara), Kelly, Michael, Brad, and Rachel Hensler; his sister Rita Marrow of East McKeesport; also nieces and nephews.
 
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Dominick Anthony Candelore, Sr.

January 16, 2019 |

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

Dominick Anthony Candelore, Sr.  88, of Buena Vista, passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on Tuesday. January 15, 2019. He was born January 26, 1930 in Elizabeth Township and was the son of the late Venturino and Monica (Loretta) Candelore. He was the husband of the late Lena (Roma) Candelore. Dominick was a member of The Church of the Nazarene in Bunola and was a US Air Force Veteran. He was a member of Laborer's Local 1058, the Buena Vista Fire Co., WMBU Club, Elizabeth Township Senior Citizens, and the Old Timer's Bowling League and Golf League.

 
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Catherine Marie Adams

January 16, 2019 |

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

Catherine Marie Adams, 96, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2019. She was born July 25, 1922 in Clairton and was the daughter of the late  Soisson  and Margaret Postorious Gilligan. She was the wife  of  the late  Raymond M. Adams,  Sr., who passed away in 2005.

 
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David A. Galiyas Jr.

January 16, 2019 |

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

David A. Galiyas, Jr., 29, of San Francisco, CA, formerly of Dexter, MI, passed away on Thursday, January 10, 2019. He was a purchaser for Apple, Inc., a 2007 graduate of Detroit Catholic Central High School, a 2011 graduate of the University of Notre Dame and a 2018 graduate of the Carnegie Mellon University Business School. A U.S. Navy veteran, he was a former member of St. Joseph Parish in Dexter, MI. 

 
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Bernadette “Bernie” Ann Coneway

January 15, 2019 |

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

Bernadette “Bernie” Anne Coneway, 65, of Clairton, passed away at AHN Jefferson Hospital on Thursday, January 10, 2019.  She was born in McKeesport April 15, 1953 to the late Joseph and Martha Laver Stercula.  Bernie was the spouse of the late Dale Coneway.  She is survived by children, Raymond Zwibel of Allentown, Nicole Stercula of Clairton, son, Christopher Coneway of Clairton; grandchildren, Marcus, Alexis, Carmella, Delrice, Marrisa, Elijah; great-grandchildren, Bella, Treyvon, Aleenah; siblings, Joseph (Darla) Stercula of McKeesport, Theresa Minda of Elizabeth, and Mary Marasco of Clairton. Bernie lived her whole life in Clairton and enjoyed playing bingo.  Visitation will take place from    4 – 6 pm on Sunday, January 20, 2019  at S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th Street Clairton,  PA  15025 followed immediately by a memorial service.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made directly to the funeral home or to www.fundthefuneral.com to help defray costs.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

Theresa Baldovski

January 15, 2019 |

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

Theresa Baldovski, age 88 of Clairton, passed away on January 14, 2019 in Southwestern Nursing Center. A member of Ascension of Our Lord Byzantine Catholic Church — where she was involved with Ladies Guild, Rosary Society, Sodality and regularly volunteered — she was also a member of AARP Clairton Hill Chapter #2862.  Theresa was born on July 23, 1930, in Elrama to the late Alexander and Theresa (Buchina) Glegyak. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Joseph Baldovski, who passed away February 25, 2012. 

 
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Robert "Bob" John Russin

January 15, 2019 |

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

Robert "Bob" John Russin, 56, of North Versailles, passed away unexpectedly, Monday, January 14, 2019 at home. He was born October 19, 1962 in McKeesport to the late Stephen and Veronica Jean Karichko Russin. Bob worked in the crime lab at the Allegheny County Medical Examiner for many years and enjoyed hunting, fishing and cars. He is survived by sisters, Donna (Matt) Clay of Greensburg, Judi (Tom) Ridge of Scottsdale, AZ, Lois (Greg) Stepansky of North Huntingdon and Valerie (Mark) Bradley of Manor, brother, Steven (the late Christine) Russin of McKeesport, nephews, Steven Jr., Jake and Russ, niece, Kasey, great-nephews, Phillip and Alex, and great-niece, Daniela.  There is no visitation.  Arrangements are by the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township (412) 751-5000  Drew J. Gilbert, Director.  Private burial will take place at the St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Cemetery, North Versailles at a later date. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 

Gary Von Brunazzi

January 14, 2019 |

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

Gary Von Brunazzi, 60, of Elizabeth Township, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family and friends on Sunday, January 13, 2019. Gary was born in McKeesport, on January 10, 1959. He was the son of the late Emil Brunazzi, Jr., and Elizabeth "Betty" Brunazzi. Gary graduated from Elizabeth-Forward High School in 1977. While in school, he worked part-time for Howell Craft, Inc. in Elizabeth Township. He loved classic rock music, classic cars and trains. He attended many live concerts with his sister Barb and enjoyed seeing artist such as Neil Young, The Rolling Stones, Grateful Dead, and Korn, for which his nephew, Ray Luzier is the drummer, to name a few. His favorite song was "Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zeppelin. He also enjoyed riding down the Monongahela river in his pontoon boat and train rides in Strasburg. Gary had a passion for muscle cars and extensive knowledge of automobile mechanics. Watching the Nascar races on TV was a weekly event for Gary. He was a member of New Hope Assembly of God Church in Elizabeth Township.

 
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Rose M. Dudek

January 14, 2019 |

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

Rose M. Dudek, 94 of North Huntingdon died January 11, 2019 at Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. She was born September 29, 1924 in Wyoming, Pa., a daughter of the late Andrew and Sophie Sczcipaniak Krolick. She was a former member of St. Pius Church and it's Christian mothers, Golden Key Club and numerous social clubs. She was preceded in death by her husband Thomas in 2001, numerous brothers and sisters. She is survived by one son Thomas Dudek (Margaret), a daughter Rosie Rothman (Stephen) which whom she resided while in South Carolina and North Huntingdon. 3 grandchildren, Jason Rothman (Anna), Jeffrey Rothman (Sherah), Justin Rothman (Melissa), 3 great grandchildren, Matilda, Emerson and Everley. Visitation will be at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, Pa Thurs 4-8 p.m. A funeral mass will be held Friday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the wounded warriors foundation.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

Robert P. Boor

January 14, 2019 |

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

Robert P. Boor, age 76, of Glassport, passed away on Sunday, January 13, 2019 at UPMC Presbyterian. He retired as an electrician for U.S. Steel Irvin Works and Metal Tech of Pittsburgh. A Navy veteran, he was a former South Allegheny School Board director. He was a member of PNA Lodge 750 in Glassport, VFW Post 803 in Wilson, Club 22 of the Glassport Fire Co., and the Catholic Men's Organization's Duckpin Bowling League. He was an avid boater and member of the Mon Valley Speed Boat Club.

 
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Laura "Sheli" Novosedliak

January 14, 2019 |

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

Laura “Sheli” Novosedliak, age 59 of N. Versailles, died Friday, January 11, 2019. She was born in Butler, PA on March 2, 1959. She was a member of Linway United Presbyterian Church in N.Versailles where she loved crafting and was a member of the quilting group and the Feeding the Homeless program. She was a former member of Eastern Star and a Cub Scout leader for Pack #85. She was dedicated to her sons and was very involved with East Allegheny schools. “Sheli” was “mum” to everybody

 

 

 
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Sophie S. Turoczy

January 14, 2019 |

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

Sophie  S. Turoczy, 96 of Prescott AZ, formerly of Duquesne, died Dec. 31, 2018.  She is the daughter of the late Vincent and Sarah Gricus and beloved wife of the late Eugene Turoczy.  She is survived by her son Eugene (Lynette) Turoczy; daughter Karen (Thomas) Darragh; 4 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.  Sophie was a former member of Christ the Light of the World Parish.  Funeral arrangements by Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne.

 

Newana D. (Rohm) Hann

January 13, 2019 |

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

Newana D. (Rohm) Hann, age 88 of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday, January 10, 2019. She was born October 24, 1930 in West Virginia, a daughter of the late Albert and Annetta (Blair) Rohm. She was a past member of the United Methodist Church in Irwin. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of 70 years Jerry Hann; son-in-law William Arrington; brothers Taylor and Edsel Rohm; and sister Laverne Cooper. She is survived by her children Barbara Arrington of North Huntingdon and Robert A. (E. Jean) Hann of Somerset; grandchildren William J. (Melissa) Arrington of Portland, Maine and Erik A. Hann of Somerset; brother Clarence Rohm; and sisters Leona Keady and Vivian Rohm.
 
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Helen (Charney) Wegrzynek

January 13, 2019 |

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

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

January 13, 2019 |

Published By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Eugene Claymont Mayo, 56, died January 9, 2019. Friends will be received from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Jan. 19 at Tunie Funeral Home, Inc., 218 E. 11th Ave., Homestead, where a service will be held at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at McKeesport & Versailles Cemetery. Arrangements are in charge of Tunie Funeral Home Inc.

 

James N. Danielson

January 13, 2019 |

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

James N. Danielson, age 78, of White Oak, died January 12, 2019, at home. Born June 20, 1940, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Raymond and Esther (Stoops) Danielson and the husband of Alberta (Nelson) Danielson for over 33 years.

 
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Sandra Ivy Black

January 13, 2019 |

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

Sandra Ivy Black, 73, of Irwin, passed away Saturday, January 12, 2018.  She was born December 23, 1945 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Robert and Elizabeth Black.  Prior to her retirement, Sandra was a school bus driver and enjoyed playing Bingo, solving puzzles and crocheting.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald Breegle.  She is survived by her sons, Chuck Plyler and his wife, Marci, Bob Plyler, John Brozack and his wife, Geneau; daughter, Jaclyn Stewart and her husband, John; sister, Alice (Ed) Cass; grandchildren, Clay, Collin, John, Seth, Beth, Kiersten, Iain, Alex and Aria.  Friends will be received on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Liver Foundation, 1528 Walnut St. Ste 2020, Philadelphia, PA 19102.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

Mark Lee Jordan

January 12, 2019 |

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

Mark Lee Jordan, age 63, of McKeesport died on December 29, 2018. He was born in McKeesport on April 15, 1955. He was the owner of Mark Jordan Auto Sales in McKeesport for many years.

 

 
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Robert C. Reagan

January 12, 2019 |

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

Robert C. Reagan age 70, of Duquesne, on January 10, 2019. He was a son of the late Martin J. and Mary (Spanik) Reagan.  Retired owner of Custom Carpet Color, he was a member of the former Holy Name Church in Duquesne, now Christ the Light of the World Parish, and the former V.F.W. Post #188.  He coached Duquesne Little League baseball and was their president in the late 1970’s and was also a midget football coach and an avid Duquesne Dukes fan.  He also loved Kennywood.  He proudly served his country in the Army during the Vietnam War.  He was the proud father of Becky (Ryan) Alexa of McKeesport and Rob (Rachel) Reagan of California, MD; loving pappy of Emmet, Lucas, Abigail, Isaac, Hannah & Noah; Brother of Martin (Gerry) Reagan of the North Hills, Arlene (Thomas) Jewkes of North Versailles; Brother-in-Law of Rose Daly of Duquesne; uncle to many loving nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.  Visitation Monday, 2-4 & 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 Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Thomas Lewandowski officiating followed by a presentation of Military Honors.  Memorial contributions may be made to the patient activities fund at the VA Hospital.

 
 

Irving W. "Hud" Miller

January 12, 2019 |

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

Irving W. "Hud" Miller, age 87, of White Oak, died January 10. 2019, at Canterbury Place of Lawrenceville. Born June 24, 1931, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Thomas and Edna (Davies) Miller and the husband of Virginia Miller.

 
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Florence Marie Leeper

January 11, 2019 |

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

Florence Marie Leeper, age 83, of White Oak, died January 10, 2019, at the St. Anne Home of Greensburg . Born September 15, 1935, Acme Pa., she was the daughter of the late Anthony G. and Lottie I. (May) Miskovish and the wife of Richard B. Leeper, for over 65 years.

 
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David S. Barnes Sr.

January 11, 2019 |

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

David S. Barnes Sr., 85, of North Huntingdon, went to be with the Lord Friday, January 11, 2019.  He was born February 22, 1933 in Braddock, Pa., son of the late William and Alice Ferry Barnes.  Prior to his retirement, David was a nuclear technician for Westinghouse and a veteran of the US Navy having served during the Korean War.  He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was preceded in death by his son, William; sister, Alice Aldrich (Kenneth). He is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Anita Bradford Barnes; son, David Jr.  (Leslie); daughter, Peggy McFarland (James); two brothers, George (Nana), William (Carol); grandchild, Leah Ermlick (Ron); great-granddaughter, Magnolia Rose Ermlick. Visitation Sunday 2-4 and 6-8. Funeral service Monday 12:30 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment will be private in Penn Lincoln Memorial . Memorials may be made to Hempfield Manor or Excela Home Hospice. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.  

 

Agnes M. Mykich

January 11, 2019 |

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

Agnes M. Mykich, age 94 of Clairton, passed away on Friday, January 11, 2019 in Arrowwood at Southwestern.  Born February 2, 1924 in Clairton, she was a daughter of the late Bela and Anne (Stanic) Demko.  A member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish, the former St. Joseph's Church and its Christian Mothers, Agnes worked as a bookkeeper at US Steel Clairton Works.  In her spare time, she loved to bowl, go to the casino (especially the Meadows,) and was a die-hard Steelers and Pirates fan.  Her family will remember her, though, as a kind, thoughtful, and generous woman with a great sense of humor; but, most of all, as an amazing mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. 

 
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Helen Marie Gladkowski

January 11, 2019 |

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

Helen Marie Gladkowski, age 103, of Export, formerly of McKeesport, died January 9, 2019.  Born November 7, 1915, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Victoria (Mrowinski) Kosiarek and the wife of late Walter M. (Whitey) Gladkowski, Sr. to whom she was married for 52 years.

 
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Leica J. Humphreys

January 11, 2019 |

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

Leica J. Humphreys, 47 of McKeesport, PA passed away January 9, 2019 at home. She was born July 3, 1971 in McKeesport.

 
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James Zabelsky

January 10, 2019 |

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

JAMES ZABELSKY (5521) age 80, of Duquesne, on January 9, 2019. He was a son of the late Leo and Viola (Wrobleski) Zabelsky. Jim started his career in transportation with Duquesne Motor Coach, then Bamford Bus Company, and retiring as a supervisor from the Port Authority of Allegheny County. He was a member of Christ the Light of the World Parish, Duquesne- West Mifflin Knights of Columbus Council #4210. Jim enjoyed golfing, bowling, skee ball, traveling, and going to restaurants. Beloved husband of Paula (Ametz) Zabelsky for 59 years; father of Jamie (Eric) Mattson of Duquesne, Terri Jo (Martin) Schorr of White Oak; grandfather of Jim Schorr and Hannah Schorr; brother of Mary Lou Zabelsky of Duquesne, Leona (Frank) Sprentz of McKeesport, and the late Leo E. Zabelsky and his surviving spouse, LaVon Zabelsky of Duquesne; also nieces and nephews. Visitation Saturday and Sunday, 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the MALOY- SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME , 15 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, (412) 466-3300, where a Blessing Service will be held on Monday at 9:30 a.m., followed by Mass of Christian Burial at St. Hedwig Church of Christ the Light of the World Parish at 10 a.m., Rev. Thomas Lewandowski officiating. Burial will be in St. Hedwig Cemetery

 

Shirley J. Torboli Kushner

January 10, 2019 |

Published By Editor | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Shirley J. Torboli Kushner, age 80, of Cranberry Twp., formerly of White Oak, passed away on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 while under the care of UPMC Cranberry Place.

Shirley was born on May 2, 1938 in Avella, Washington County. She was a faithful member of St. Kilian Roman Catholic Parish in Cranberry Twp. Known for her beautiful smile, Shirley was a kind and generous woman who had a great sense of humor. Her laughter was contagious to everyone around her. Above all, she will always be remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She will be dearly missed.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her husband, Robert J. Kushner, whom she married on February 10, 1962; her daughter, Christine Pawlak and her husband, Kurt; her grandchildren, Daniel, Michael, Sarah and Connor; her brothers, Kenneth and David Torboli; her sisters, Diane Meriage and Maxine Mason; and her daughter-in-law, Angela Kushner.

 
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Patricia H. "Pat" Beckinger

January 10, 2019 |

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

Patricia H. "Pat" Beckinger age 77 of Glassport, formerly of Duquesne on January 9, 2019. Beloved wife of Jhon Beckinger; loving daughter of Norman and Adelaide (Menzie) Hart who preceded her in death; treasured sister of Micki Hart Faller of Shadyside. Pat received her bachelors degree from the University of Pittsburgh and was a lifelong member of St. Joseph Parish in Duquesne where she taught at Duquesne Catholic School for many years. Her sixth grade social studies class won a national contest with an essay on Space Bill of Rights. The prize was a visit from an astronaut, Eugene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon. Pat previously taught at St. Keiran's School in Lawrenceville and St. Sebastian's School in the North Hills. Pat was very devout in her faith and served as Eucharistic minister and lector at St. Joseph Church and at Christ of the Light of the World Parish. This enabled many people to stay connected to their church through her efforts and dedication. Visitation on Friday, January 11, 2019 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne 412-466-3300, where her funeral will begin with a Blessing Service at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m., on Saturday, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph Church at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Parish Cemetery.

 

Robert Medina

January 10, 2019 |

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

Robert Medina, age 74, of Glassport, died January 7, 2019. He was born in Laredo, TX on July 21, 1944, the son of the late Ramone and Aurora Signs Medina. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during Vietnam and was a member of the Laborer’s Union Local #373. He is survived by his son, Robert “Tony” (Lori) Medina of Pittsburgh; daughter, Alicia (Nate) Peterson of Cincinnati, Ohio and grandchildren, Jacob Medina and Amaya Peterson.

 
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Susan K. Merriman

January 09, 2019 |

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

Susan K. Merriman, 67, of Rochester, formerly of Elizabeth Township, passed away Monday, January  7, 2019. She was born September 12, 1951 in Pittsburgh and was the daughter of the late George W. and Alma (Lewis) Merriman. Susan held an administrative position at the University of Pittsburgh. She was also proprietor of Merriman Trading Co. She is survived by her brothers, George W. Merriman, III, of Brooklyn, NY, Thomas L. (Constance) Merriman of Greenock and Charles "Jeff" (Colleen) Merriman of Munhall, and nieces and nephews.

 
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Robert James Kite

January 09, 2019 |

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

Robert James Kite, 39, of Lincoln Borough, passed away Tuesday, January 8, 2019. He was born May 5, 1979 in McKeesport and was the son of Robert Brooks and Jane (Gioia) Kite of Lincoln Borough. Robert was a member of Liberty Presbyterian Church and worked for Sisko Waterproofing Co.

 
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Loretta "Tootsie" "Lorrie" Struiff

January 08, 2019 |

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

Loretta "Tootsie" "Lorrie" Struiff, 82, of West Mifflin, died Sunday, January 6, 2019, in Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Born in Duquesne, July 14, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Benedict and Mary (Artim) Unites. While Mrs. Struiff was primarily a homemaker, she was an instructor for the Arthur Murray Dance Studio and later in life became a published author. Preceded in death by her beloved husband Joseph "Al " Struiff Jr., a daughter, Lynn Koza, and a granddaughter, Amanda Faux, she is survived by her loving daughter, Leslie Faux, five grandchildren, Casey Koza Turbeville (Michael), Randi Koza, Adam O'Hara, Sara Faux (Brian Bakey), and Joseph Aaron Faux, and two great grandchildren, Madisyn Faux and Nolan Bakey.

 
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Emil G. Sujeta

January 08, 2019 |

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

Emil G. Sujeta, age 87, of Jefferson Hills, passed away on Monday, January 7, 2019 at Mt. Vernon of Elizabeth. He retired in 1993 after 44 years as a steelworker for U.S. Steel Clairton Works. He enjoyed the outdoors, including hunting and fishing. 

 
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Dorothy H. Szeg

January 08, 2019 |

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

Dorothy Helen Szeg, age 97, of Scottsdale, AZ, formerly of McKeesport, died January 3, 2019, in Scottsdale, AZ. Born October 12, 1921, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Catherine (Bullion) Cornell and the wife of the late Frank Szeg.

 
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William J. Smith

January 08, 2019 |

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

William J. Smith, 80, of North Versailles, died Monday, December 31, 2018 at UPMC McKeesport.  Born June 13, 1938, he was the son of the late William J. and Irene Craven Smith.  Mr. Smith served in the U.S. Army and was a retired manager of the Goldbug Convenience Store.  He was preceded in death by his sisters, Judith Goldberg and Janet Adams, and is survived by his brother in law, Sidney Goldberg and his sister, Jeanne Lenhart.  A committal service was held Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at Jefferson Memorial Park, with the Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 in charge of arrangements.

 

Ronald V. Hinerman

January 07, 2019 |

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

Ronald V. Hinerman, age 70 of North Versailles, passed away at home on Sunday, January 6, 2019.  Born September 15, 1948 in Frank, PA, he was a son of the late Martin V. and Margaret (Boda) Hinerman.  A graduate of Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster and a US Marine Corps Veteran of the Vietnam War, Ronald was a self employed electrician.  He is survived by his sister Darlene (Sam) Reitz of Export, his companion Frances V. Carvili of North Versailles, and also nieces and nephews.  Besides his parents, Ronald was preceded in death by his brother Martin J. Hinerman. 

 
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Dolores M. Crossen

January 07, 2019 |

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

Dolores M. Crossen, 98 of Port Vue, passed away January 5, 2019 at home with her family by her side.

 
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Regina P. Hays

January 07, 2019 |

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

Regina P. Hays, age 82, of McKeesport, died on January 4, 2019, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital. Born August 17, 1936, in Mt. Pleasant, she was the daughter of  the late Walter J. and Pearl (Blaszkowska) Fiedor and the wife of the late Robert J. Hays.

 
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Deborah R. Ruccio

January 07, 2019 |

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

Deborah R. Ruccio, 53, of Glassport died January 6, 2019. She is the daughter of Antoinette "Toni" (Braun) Iantimarino and the late Raymond Flohr. She is survived by her husband Thomas Ruccio; six children; five grandchildren; and four siblings. Funeral arrangements by Wojciechowski Funeral Home.

 

Gertrude Elizabeth Lieberum

January 07, 2019 |

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

Gertrude Elizabeth Lieberum,  91, of McKeesport, passed away Sunday, January 6, 2019. She was born April 28, 1927 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Albert  and Angela  (Schibik) Thomas.  She was the wife of the late Arthur Mark Lieberum who died January 14, 2000. Gertrude was a member of the former  St. John Lutheran Church in McKeesport. She served on church council, taught vacation bible school and also taught Sunday School for 31 years, leading children to Christ. She enjoyed gospel music, reading, and loved to do for others.

 
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Barbara Lee “Barbie” Havanets Burch

January 07, 2019 |

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

Barbara Lee “Barbie” Havanets Burch, 75, of Port Vue, passed away at UPMC McKeesport Sunday, January 6, 2019.  She was born November 30, 1943 to the late Joseph and Veronica Havanets.  Barbie is survived by daughters, Rebecca Burch of Smithton, Beth (William) Atkins of Port Vue; grandchildren, Brooklynn and Billy Atkins.  Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Shirley Bertelman and former husband, Robert “Bird Dog” Burch.  Barbie lived her entire life in the Mon Valley area, loved hummingbirds, and loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.  Arrangements have been entrusted to E. C. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 235 Monongahela Avenue,  Glassport,  PA  15045. Contributions can be made to the family to help defray funeral home costs.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

Jacqueline Monique Brown

January 07, 2019 |

Published By Robert A. Waters Funeral Home | Posted in: Robert A. Waters Funeral Home

Jacqueline Monique Brown 46 years old of Clairton, PA was born on August. 4th, 1972 to Cindy Brown and Jackie Davenport in McKeesport Hospital, McKeesport, PA.

 
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Walter Smith

January 06, 2019 |

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

Walter Smith, 89, of North Huntingdon, passed away Saturday, January 5, 2019 at RNC Greensburg. He was born August 16, 1929 in West Mifflin, a son of the late William H. and Laura (Shuster) Smith. Prior to his retirement, Walter worked as a maintenance man at Penn State McKeesport. He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church of North Huntingdon, a square dance caller for 25 years and an active participant in various square dance clubs, 50 year member of Duquesne-McKeesport Masonic Lodge 731 F&A.M., White Oak American Legion Post 701 and a veteran of the U.S. Marines having served during the Korean War where he was a purple heart recipient. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Nancy ( Campbell) Smith, brother, Thomas Smith and grandson, Brian Weigle. He is survived by his daughters, Laura Burk (Robert), Karen Weigle (Jere); grandchildren, Megan (J.W.) Lattimer, Katie (Cody) Frick, and Corey (Autumn) Weigle; great-grandchildren, Kinley, Dakota and Abigail. Visitation Tuesday from 2-4, 6-8 pm at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday in the funeral home chapel at 11 a.m. Interment will be private in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park. Memorials to the Christ United Methodist Church of North Huntingdon. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

Gerald T. Dempsey Sr.

January 06, 2019 |

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

Gerald T. Dempsey Sr., age 93, of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday, January 3, 2019. He was a World War II Navy veteran that completed an extensive course in timepiece repair that set him up for his future work and helped him with repairing friend's time pieces. He retired after over 42 years as an instrument repairman at the Edgar Thompson Works in Braddock. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed fishing and spend time in the outdoors. He always looked forward to traveling to Georgia in the summers with his wife to buy and restore antiques with his father-in-law for his resale shop. He is preceded in death by his loving wife of over 43 years Viona "Vi" Dempsey; parents; and many brothers. He is survived by his children Gerald Dempsey Jr. of Bellingham, Washington, Eleanor Dempsey of Youngwood, Norma McCarthy of Greensburg and Philip (Colleen) Dempsey of Blairsville; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; Brother Howard; and sisters Betty and Janet.
 
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Mary Ellen (Brush) Beres

January 06, 2019 |

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

Mary Ellen (Brush) Beres, 69, of Hutchinson, passed away December 31, 2018 at home. She was born July 27, 1949 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Joseph and Josephine (LaCivita) Brush. Mary Ellen received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a master’s degree from California University and was a retired professor and counselor in charge of disability accommodations at Westmoreland County Community College. She was a member of St. Edward Catholic Church, Herminie. She is survived by her husband of 42 years Andrew “Steve” Beres Jr.; her children Joanna E. Beres of Hutchinson, Stephanie M. (Steven) Parrett of Chambersburg, and Andrew S. Beres III of Fox Chapel; her sisters Joanne (Lawrence) Burns of Latrobe and Janet (Donald) Rugh of Jeannette; also nieces and nephews.
 
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William "Bill" Gardner Phillips

January 05, 2019 |

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

William "Bill" Gardner Phillips, 90, of McKeesport passed away Thursday, January 3, 2019. He was born April 12, 1928 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Robert Taylor and Thelma Edith (Ferguson) Phillips. Bill was a member of Park Baptist Church and was retired from the former US Steel Duquesne Works. He was a member of the EBA Club. He is survived by nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by brothers, Jack and Richard Phillips and sisters, Mary Lou Lopretto and Helen Kalo. There is no visitation. Private burial will be in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park, North Huntingdon. Arrangements are by Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, Director. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 

Marie Christine Shiffler

January 05, 2019 |

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

Marie Christine Shiffler, 69, of Versailles, passed away Friday, January 4, 2019. She was born September 22, 1949 in Huntingdon and was the daughter of the late Joseph and Micheline (Menand) Giacobello. Christine was a member of St. Angela Merici Church in White Oak. She was retired from the former Fashion Bug in Olympia Shopping Center. She is survived by her husband, Frederick "Fred" Ralph Shiffler, sons, Todd Frederick (Rene Grace) Shiffler of Frederick, MD., and Shawn Michael (Fiancée, Tara Michele Geissler) Shiffler of Elizabeth Township, brother, Eric Giacobello of Versailles, grandchildren, Logan Michael Shiffler, Ian Joseph Shiffler and Kennedy Grace Shiffler, nieces, nephews and many relatives and friends. Friends are welcome Tuesday, January  8, 2019 from 12-2:00 pm at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, Director. Service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Tuesday at 2:00 pm. Condolences may be made at Gilbert Funeral Home and crematory.com

 

Ronald E. Rodgers

January 05, 2019 |

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

Ronald E. “Big Ronnie” Rodgers, age 74, of McKeesport, died January 4, 2019, at Sycamore Estates in Duquesne.  Born April 30, 1944 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Raymond and Vivian (Sundburg) Rodgers.

 
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Leopoldo Fortino

January 04, 2019 |

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

Leopoldo Fortino, age 83 of Versailles, passed away in his home on Thursday, January 3, 2019.  Born June 10, 1935 in Republic, he was a son of the late Leopoldo and Sarah (Metz) Fortino.  A retired delivery driver for Schneider Dairy, Leopoldo was a US Marine Corps Veteran.  He is survived by his wife Barbara (Balocik) Fortino; his daughters Lisa Klose, Debbie Ruggieri, and Sherry Hoebler; his seven grandchildren; and his three great-grandchildren.  Besides his parents, Leopoldo was preceded in death by his first wife Jane Fortino and his daughter Kimberly Fortino. 

 
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Thomas J. Fahey

January 04, 2019 |

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

Thomas J. Fahey, of White Oak died January 3, 2019. He is the son of the late Joseph F. and Gertrude (Conley) Fahey. He is survived by his beloved wife Donna (Fogarty) Fahey, who loved him like crazy and son Michael Fahey who was devoted to him; brother Richard (the late Maureen) Fahey; sister-in-law Gail Waite; and many nieces and nephews.  Tom as a retired Administrator for Mayview State Hospital. There will be no visitation. A mass of celebration will be held at a later date. Funeral arrangements by Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home Duquesne. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Grey Paws, 2909 Jacks Run Rd. White Oak, PA 15131.

 

Richard Dell

January 04, 2019 |

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

Richard E. "Giant" Dell Jr., age 65, of Forward Twp., passed away on Friday, January 4, 2019 at home. He was the founder and owner for Giant's Landscaping in Elizabeth. He was a former truck driver of 37 years for Marraccini Supermarket, the caretaker for Elizabeth Cemetery, and was an avid Harley Davidson motorcycle rider.

 
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Betty M. Barella

January 03, 2019 |

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

Betty M. Barella, age 95 of Rostraver Twp., passed away at home on Thursday, January 3, 2019.  Born February 3, 1923 in Roscoe, she was a daughter of the late Alfred and Teresa (Lucas) Malmgren.  The co-owner and bookkeeper of the former Barella's Lounge in Jefferson Hills, Betty also worked as a seamstress and payroll clerk for the US Army during World War II.  In her spare time, she was an avid reader and loved going to her place in the mountains, but her family will remember her most as a strong and loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.  

 
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Carl P. Masch, Jr.

January 03, 2019 |

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

 Carl P. Masch, Jr., 74 of Glassport, died Jan. 2, 2019.  He is the son of the late Carl and Susan (Molnar) Masch, Sr.  He is survived by his sister Carol (Ed) Firanski of West Mifflin; also many cousins and dear friends.  Carl was a former school teacher at Homeville Junior High School; a member of Queen of the Rosary Parish and was a graduate of St. Vincent College. Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport, Fri. 2-4 and 6-8.  A funeral mass will be held Sat. 11:00 am at Queen of the Rosary Parish.  Entombment following New St. Joseph Cemetery.

 

Louise E. Weimer

January 03, 2019 |

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

Louise E. Weimer, age 92, of McKeesport, died December 23, 2018. She was born in McKeesport on August 16, 1926 and is the daughter of the late Michael and Mary Chepuran Brletic, and wife of the late Edward Vincent Patrick Weimer, former McKeesport police officer.

 
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Barry Jay Richardson

January 03, 2019 |

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

Barry Jay Richardson, 56, of Greenock, passed away at home on Monday, December 31, 2018. He was born January 25, 1962 in Pittsburgh and was the son of Roberta M. (Gehm) Lavelle of Inishbofin, Ireland and Robert Lee Richardson of Georgia. Barry was a Chef and had worked at many restaurants around the country. He was a graduate of Black Hawk High School and the Pittsburgh Culinary Institute.

 
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Myrna Lou Reynolds

January 02, 2019 |

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

Myrna Lou Reynolds (nee Smith) passed away naturally in the early hours of December 30 at her home in Glassport at the age of 86. Through a life defined by family, friends and conversation, Myrna welcomed all to her table to share stories, gossip and laughter over several pots of weak coffee. Myrna was born October 23, 1932 in Bunola, along the Monongahela River. A steadfast and formidable partner to Louis Reynolds (passed away April 29,  2000), Myrna joined him in Glassport after their marriage in 1954.

 
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William L. Truax

January 02, 2019 |

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

William Levi Truax, age 82, of Clairton, passed away on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at home. He was a retired school principal for the Allegheny Intermediate Unit. A U.S. Army veteran, he was a member of the Daniel Keffer American Legion Post 75 in Clairton. He enjoyed hunting and softball. Born April 21, 1936 in Clairton, he was a son of the late Lee and Mabel (Garland) Truax. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Linda Ann (DePasquali) Truax; and a niece and several nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sister, Geraldine Gedrock, and brothers, Malcolm and David Truax. No visitation or services are planned. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 

Blair J. Walker

January 02, 2019 |

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

Blair John Walker, 64, of Shrewsbury, MA, formerly of Monroeville, passed away on December 30, 2018 at his Lake Street residence in Massachusetts with his family at his side.  Born September 17, 1954 in Wilkinsburg, Pa.  He was the only son of the late Charles W. (Doctor Walker's Garage) Walker and Minnie A. (Neiman) Walker.  He was preceded in death by his eldest sister, Karen Lee Garrow Siebert and a niece, Bethany Lynn Garrow.  He was a 1974 graduate of Sunrise School in Monroeville.  He was an acolyte at Christ Lutheran Church in Wilmerding for many years.  Blair was loved by all who met him.  A medal winner in the Special Olympics in 2005 in MA., he also liked to do black velvet pictures, paint bird houses, work on clay pottery at Clay Time in Shrewsbury, MA, and sang in the Seven Hills Choir at his Day Care Center.  He also liked to listen to his Elvis Presley CD's and sing to all who would listen.

He is survived by his sisters, Eileen Larouere (Tim), and Beverly Wilson (Andrew).  He is also survived by nieces and nephews, Andrew Wilson III, Kelly Nycum (Bruce), Dr. Brian Larouere (Dr. Beth), and Erin Jean Moore (Jonathan).  Also one great niece, Julia Larouere; and four great nephews, Thomas Larouere, Connor, Isaac and Pruitt Moore.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA on Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.  A funeral service will take place on Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Brush Creek Evangelical Lutheran Church, Irwin, PA.  PLEASE GO DIRECTLY TO THE CHURCH.  Interment in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials in Blair's name to the Pediatric Down Syndrome Clinic, UMMF Office of Advancement, 333 South St., Shrewsbury, MA  01545.

 

Arnold J. Mosa, Sr.

January 02, 2019 |

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

Arnold J. Mosa, Sr., age 87 of McKeesport and formerly of Glassport, passed away on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 in the VA Hospital Healthcare System in Oakland.  Born September 27, 1931 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Joseph and Clara (Schmidt) Mosa.  Retired from Copperweld in Glassport, Arnold was a Korean War Veteran of the US Army and a member of the former St. Mary's German Church in McKeesport.  He was also a member of the 11th Ward Club, the CFU in Versailles, and the Elizabeth Ex-Servicemen's Association.  He joins his wife, the late Elizabeth (Asmondy) Mosa, who passed away November 23, 2017.  

 
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Nicholas J.Kovello

January 02, 2019 |

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

 Nicholas J. Kovello, 77, of Glassport, died Dec. 31, 2018.  He is the son of the late Nicholas and Pearl (Wick) Kovello and beloved husband of Joanne (Mendicino) Kovello.  He is survived by his daughters Maria (Richard) Jacobs, Annette Musta and Christina Svanda; grandchildren Richard (Ashley) Jacobs, Jr, Robert (Hannah) Nesspor, Ryan Jacobs, Alexis Jacobs, Amealia Musta, Aaron Musta, Collin Svanda and Samuel Svanda; step sons Patrick (Patty) Nolder, Jr., Jeff (Diane) Nolder, step grandchildren Brandon (Autumn) Nolder, Dana (Justin) Charmo, Tyler Nolder, Sarah Nolder, Jake Nolder; great grandchildren Robert Nesspor, Asher Nesspor, Lucy Jacobs and Etta Jacobs; step great grandchildren Brandon Nolder, Jr., Gianna Charmo, and Mia Charmo; brother John (Cindy) Kovello and nephews John, David and Mike Kovello. He was Preceded in death step grandson Jeffrey Nolder, Jr.  Nick was a member of St. Mark's Parish and served in the US Navy.  Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport Fri. 2-4 and 6-8.  A funeral mass will be held Sat. 9:30 am at St. Mark's Parish, Liberty Boro. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the V.A. in Pittsburgh.

 

Solomon Reddick, Sr.

January 02, 2019 |

Published By Robert A. Waters Funeral Home | Posted in: Robert A. Waters Funeral Home

Solomon Reddick, Sr., 63 of Clairton, Pennsylvania, passed away on Saturday, December 29, 2018 in Washington Hospital.

 
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Philomena "Minnie" McGee Kerlin

January 01, 2019 |

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

Philomena "Minnie" McGee Kerlin, 95, of North Huntingdon, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, December  31, 2018. She was born January 12, 1923 in Smithfield and was the daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Ferrara) Vona. Minnie was a member of Calvary Church in North Huntingdon and was retired from the the former Concordia Club in Pittsburgh. She is survived by daughters, Elizabeth L. "Dolly" (Paul) Schneider of Elizabeth Township, and Carol (Lewis) Byers of Versailles, sons, James H. McGee of Baltimore, MD., and Daniel L. Kerlin of North Huntingdon, grandchildren, Theresa L. Pollock, Paul Schneider, Jr., Tracey (George) Thomas, Kristy Byers, Megan (Harry) Hinch, Dina (Brent) Goldfaden, Christopher McGee, Jonathan McGee, Sr., Mark (Laurie) McGee, Robert McGee, and Michael McGee, and Theresa (Jeff) Patty, and many great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

 
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