Blair M. Wajton

April 21, 2019 |

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

Blair M. Wajton, 75, of Glassport died Saturday April 20, 2019. He is the son of the late Matthew and Sophie (Ekiert) Wojton. He is survived by his siblings Carol (Richard) Dziki, Fran (Mike) Hoover, Phyllis (Bill) Beaver, Sta Wojton, Matt Wojton, and many nieces and nephews. Blair was a teacher at South Allegheny and St. Michael's, a member of the Glassport Council, Democratic Committee member, Lion's Club, and he also worked for Macy's and Puff's for many years. Friends received Thursday and Friday 2-4 and 6-8 and a celebration of Blair's life will take place Saturday starting at 10am with a Catholic service being held at 11am at the Wojciechowski Funeral Home 640 Vermont Ave, Glassport. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations can be made to the American Cancer Society in Blair's name.

 

Wesley P. Galiyas

April 21, 2019 |

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

 Wesley P. Galiyas, 64, of Glassport died Saturday April 20, 2019. He is the son of the late Peter Galiyas. Wesley is survived by his mother Amelia (DiLiscia) Galiyas; siblings Mark (Loria) Galiyas of Glassport, Gina (Russell) Grice of Glassport, Mary Jo (Scott) Gacovsky of Elizabeth, Paul (Donna) Galiyas of Glassport; 7 nieces and nephews; and 7 great nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to the family. There will be no service held, arrangements made by the Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport.

 

Dr. C. Robert Brown

April 20, 2019 |

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

Dr. C. Robert Brown, 89, of Elizabeth, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, April 20, 2019. He was born July 19, 1929 in Elizabeth and was the son of the late Homer R. and Marjorie A. (Thompson) Brown. Dr. Brown was a member of the Elizabeth United Methodist Church and was a US Army Veteran. He was a retired Physician and operated his Family Practice in Elizabeth for many years. He is survived by his wife, Marcia (Diehl) Brown, daughter, Melinda D. Brown of Elizabeth, sons, William M. Brown of Brookline and Robert C. Brown and Dr. Charles R. (Julie) Brown of Elizabeth, grandchildren, Isaac T., Silas C., and Linus R. Brown, brother, William R. Brown of Elizabeth Township, and nieces and nephews.

 
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Paul A. Ruggier

April 20, 2019 |

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

Paul A. Ruggier, 69, of Elizabeth Township, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, April 19, 2019. He was born May 11, 1949 in McKeesport and was the son of the late John and Florence (Sweeney) Ruggier. Paul was a member of St. Patrick Church in Christy Park and was a US Marine Veteran. He was proprietor of Simplified Merchant Processing and MMD Fabrications.  He is survived by his wife, Shelley Mae (Gibel) Ruggier, son, Jason P. (Heather) Ruggier of Cranberry Township, daughters, Melanie L. Ruggier of Elizabeth Township, Samantha J. (Dan) Taylor of Buena Vista, and Jamie J. (Victor) Hopkin of Ruffsdale, grandchildren, Amanda (Christopher), Jacqueline, Wade, Robyn, Carli, Matthew, Lauren, Cameron, Jacob, Max, and Zachary, great-grandson, Logan, sisters, Carol (Walter) Worek and Evelyn (Tom) Fichera of West Mifflin, Sandi (Gerry) Como of Jefferson Hills, uncle, Paul (Barb) DeFabio of Boston and nieces and nephews.

 
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Lois (McElroy) Kovacs

April 20, 2019 |

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

Lois (McElroy) Kovacs, 86, a resident of Westmoreland Manor, formerly of Irwin, passed away peacefully Wednesday April 17, 2019. She was born September 21, 1932 in Jeannette, a daughter of the late Benjamin and Adriana M. (Pas) McElroy and was also preceded in death by her brother David Kleyn. Lois grew up in Shafton and was a graduate of Irwin High School. She faithfully worked at Jeannette District Memorial Hospital, retiring in 1996. She was a lifelong member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Irwin. She had great joy in watching her church grow over the years. Lois was a loving mother and grandmother that raised three sons on her own. She valued family and friends, enjoyed meeting the girls for card club, and had a passion for cars owning many different models throughout her life, her favorite was a 1936 Hudson.
 
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Raymond C. Siegel Sr.

April 20, 2019 |

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

Raymond C. Siegel Sr., 94, a resident of Weatherwood Manor, Greensburg, formerly of Irwin, died Thursday April 18, 2019. He was born September 7, 1924 in Cereal, North Huntingdon Township, a son of the late William George and Helga (Carlson) Siegel. Ray was a veteran of WWII having served in the Army Air Corps and participated in the Normandy Invasion on D-Day plus 1. He was a graduate of Norwin High School, Class of 1942 and received his master’s degree in education from California University of Pennsylvania. He was a school teacher and basketball coach at Penn Trafford School District before becoming a longtime insurance agent for Nationwide Insurance. He was a member of First United Church of Christ, Irwin, a Paul Harris Fellow and former member of Norwin Rotary Club and a member of the American Legion Post 359 and Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 781, both of Irwin.
 
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Anne (Bretcko) Kmetz

April 20, 2019 |

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

Anne Bretcko Kmetz, age 95, of Sewickley, formerly of Clairton, PA, passed away on Thursday, April 18, 2019.She was born April 14, 1924, in Clairton, to the late John and Mary (Kuzma) Bretcko. Anne was a lifelong resident of Clairton until her move to Sewickley.  Anne was a 1942 graduate of Clairton High School. She worked as a telephone operator for Bell Telephone and as a merchandise buyer for Skapik’s Department Store in Clairton. She was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish in Clairton.  Anne is predeceased by her husband Andrew A. Kmetz, her son Andrew and daughter Carol Kmetz. She is survived by her daughters Monica Kmetz Cochran (Terry), Andrea Kmetz-Sheehy (Bob), and Tracy Kmetz; her grandchildren Scott Cochran (Kirsten), Christopher Cochran, Caroline Cochran, Elizabeth Sheehy and Jack Sheehy; great-grandchildren Austin, Brooke, and Cameron Cochran; nieces and nephews.

 
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William H. Young

April 20, 2019 |

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

William H. Young, age 85 of North Huntingdon died April 20, 2019 at his home. He was born September 24, 1933 in Williamsport, Pa, a son of the late William Young and Margaret Gilette. William was self employed in the dry wall industry, an avid sports fan and enjoyed bowling and golfing.  He is survived by his beloved wife Darlene Ober Young, two sons Michael, Bryan Young (Michelle), one daughter, Beverly Gold (Mark), grandchildren, Colleen Ellig (Joshua), David Gold (Alyson), Katie (Joshua) Fournier, Khegan Young, Calahan Young, Saige Young,Delaney and Kendal Young. 6 great grandchildren, brother Paul Wright, sister, Sandy Hopfensberger. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Tues 5-8 p.m. A funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment Penn Lincoln Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the United States Association of Blind Athletes. usaba.org. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

Robert T. "Bud" Miller

April 20, 2019 |

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

Robert "Bud" T. Miller, 94, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, April 19, 2019 at Hempfield Manor.  He was born October 31, 1924 in Turtle Creek, a son of the late Edgar and Mary (Fenton) Miller.  Prior to his retirement, Bud was a tool and die maker for Firth Sterling Steel and was a veteran of the US Army having served during WWII.  He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, North Huntingdon, Valley Lodge Masons 613, Turtle Creek, and former member of the American Legion.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine "Kay" Miller; brothers, Edgar, Harry, Willard and Paul Miller; sisters, Audrey Palmquist, Elsie Brown, Irene Tracey and Mary Brown.  He is survived by his son, Robert B. Miller and his wife, Carol; daughter, Sharen Silvis and her husband, Jack; grandchildren, Darryl (Corie) Silvis, Laurie (Sam) Peddicord, Amy (David) Denny; great-grandchildren, Melissa (Mike) Shaffer, LeAnne (Steve) Dorough, Jack, Brad; great-great-grandchildren, Arielle, Abby, Tyler, Leona, Sage and Jack. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, on Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.  A funeral service will take place on Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery, North Versailles, PA.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Christ United Methodist Church, North Huntingdon or Excela Hospice.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

Lottie J. Sowa

April 19, 2019 |

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

Lottie J. Sowa, age 100, of McKeesport, died April 18, 2019, at AHN Forbes Hospital of Monroeville. Born January 7, 1919, in West Wilmerding, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Anna (Slivick) Garbowski and the wife of the late Raymond Sowa. Lottie dedicated her life to caring for her family and home. She was a member of Corpus Christi Church. She enjoyed attending bingo and lottery scratch off tickets. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family.

 
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Patricia Ann Daugherty

April 19, 2019 |

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

  Patricia Ann Daugherty, 78, of Elizabeth Twp, formerly of North Huntingdon Twp. passed away April 18, 2019 in the Riverside Care Center. She was born June 12, 1940 in McKeesport.

 
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Pauline (Logo) Kendall

April 18, 2019 |

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

Pauline (Logo) Kendall, age 90 of the Wilson section of Clairton, passed away on Thursday, April 18, 2019 in HCR ManorCare Whitehall.  Born August 27, 1928 in Coal Valley in Jefferson Hills, she was a daughter of the late George and Annie (Tatos) Logo.  A member of the First Presbyterian Church of Clairton, Pauline worked as a waitress at the Golden Gate Restaurant and ran the former Christina's Spaghetti House in Clairton.  She joins her husband, the late Abraham Kendall, and her siblings Mary Evanko, Ann Ulackovick, Julie Trasp, and Basil and John Logo. 

 
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Thomas Putt

April 18, 2019 |

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

Thomas Putt, age 79 of McCandless Twp., passed away at home on Tuesday, April 16, 2019.  Born October 3, 1939 in Sharon, Thomas was a retired steelworker for US Steel who also worked at the Worrell Funeral Home in Sharpsburg and the Allegheny County Medical Examiners Office.  

 
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Ronald J. "Lukie" Lucas, Sr.

April 18, 2019 |

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

Ronald J. “Lukie” Lucas, Sr., age 76, of North Huntingdon, died April 17, 2019. He was born in McKeesport on August 3, 1942 to the late John P. and Rose Palygi Lucas. Ronald was employed by the borough of West Mifflin for almost 36 1/2 years then worked for Norwin School District as a security guard during his retirement.

He is survived by his loving wife, Rita Lucas; son, Ronald (Jennifer) Lucas, Jr. of Glassport; granddaughter, Karlye Lucas; step-grandchildren, Rebecca Dryer and Nathaniel James Boykin; sisters-in-law, Janice (William) Vasy of N. Huntingdon, Kathy (the late Michael) Vrabel of Plum Borough; and many nieces and nephews. Ronald was preceded in death by his daughter Kimberly Lucas.

Family and friends will be received at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation and Mortuary Services, Inc., 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, supervisor, 412-678-6177) on Friday, April 19, 2019 from 4 pm until 8 pm, where service will be held Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 9:30 am with Pastor Cindy Lindow officiating.  Burial will follow at Lebanon Church Cemetery.

 

Janet Ann (Bernick) Berry

April 17, 2019 |

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

Janet Ann (Bernick) Berry, age 64 of Irwin, passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2019.  Born November 2, 1954 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Anthony and Ann (Tedora) Bernick. 

 
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Jeanne A. Hall

April 17, 2019 |

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

Jeanne A. Hall, age 94, of McKeesport, died April 15, 2019, at UPMC McKeesport. Born March 26, 1925, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late William A. and Catherine (Baker) Nelson and the wife of the late Robert G. Hall.

 
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John R. Park

April 17, 2019 |

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

John R. Park, 63, of Park's Motel in North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at Twin Lakes Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Greensburg. He was born August 15, 1955 in Wilkinsburg, a son of the late Russell Oliver and Estella (Terrazas) Park. John was Autistic and food was everything to him. His favorite dishes were leg of lamb, spanish rice, lychee and sushi. He loved doing artwork when he was younger with his therapist Linda Dillard from the Washington County Health Center. John was the most loving brother and uncle, gentle with a his touch and had a compassionate soul. He is survived by his brothers, Kevin (Tracy) Park and their children, Briana and Dylan Park, Dennis Kip (Lisa) Park and their son Caleb Park; sisters, Melanie Driggers, Denise KMFG Kristopaitis; and nieces and nephews, Schyler HMFM and Kyler NRSAT Kristopaitis, who he enjoyed spending memorable times together and will be sadly missed.  A gathering will take place on Wednesday from 6-7 p.m. followed by a memorial service at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Autism Connection in Pittsburgh or the Hillman Cancer Center. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

Irene C. Sherman

April 16, 2019 |

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

Irene C. Sherman age 82, of North Versailles, died April 15, 2019, at John J. Kane Regional Medical Center. Born May 6, 1936, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Ann (Dzmurake) Bilec and the wife of the late Edmund M. Sherman.

 
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Lois Drexler

April 16, 2019 |

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

Lois Drexler (89) of North Huntingdon passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 14 at Canterbury Place hospice in Lawrenceville. Lois was born in Pittsburgh on June 27, 1929 to John and Naomi (Miller) Bressler.

Lois grew up on Mt. Washington, always living close to her maternal grandmother, Lillian (Dallmeyer) Miller on Albert Street. She loved spending time with her Aunt Anna and playing stoop ball. After her dear brother “Bill” was killed in action during WWII, Lois and her parents moved to Brookline. She attended South Hills High School and after graduation worked as a secretary at a bank in downtown Pittsburgh until her 1952 marriage to Thomas Drexler of Erie. After a brief time in Erie, Lois and Tom moved back to Brookline where they raised their three children until moving to North Huntingdon in 1975.

 
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Sarah Lane

April 16, 2019 |

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

Sarah Lane, age 92, of Greensburg, died April 15, 2019.  She was born in Carfin, Scotland on May 14, 1926 and is the daughter of the late Patrick and Catherine Rennie Kelly. She was the wife of the late Frank Drnevich and the late William Lane.  She worked for many years in the cafeteria for McKeesport School District and prior to that, during WWII, she worked at the Christy Park Works in McKeesport.  She was a very dedicated mother who loved vacationing and spending time with her family. She also enjoyed listening to music and attending concerts.

She is survived by her children, Frank (Angela) Drnevich of McKeesport; Rebecca (Joseph) Larson of White Oak; Sheila Piechowicz of Irwin; Thomas (Melissa) Drnevich of North Huntingdon; Timothy (Diane) Drnevich of North Huntingdon; James (Nadine) Lane of Greensburg; Shawn (the late Donald) Lane of Oakdale; 9 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her 4 sisters.

The family would like to thank the clergy, sisters, and staff at St. Anne’s Home in Greensburg for their compassionate care.

Family and friends will be received at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation and Mortuary Services, Inc., 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, supervisor, 412-678-6177) on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 from 2 pm until 8 pm. A blessing service will be held at St. Angela Merici Church, 1640 Fawcett Ave, White Oak, PA 15131, on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 10:00 am. Burial will follow.

To share a memory or condolence, visit strifflerfuneralhomes.com.

 

Sophie Wojton

April 16, 2019 |

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

Sophie Wojton, age 98, of Tampa, Florida, passed peacefully on Sunday April 14 . She was born in East McKeesport, to the late John and Anna Ekiert. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Matthew S Wojton. She was the ultimate housewife, raising their six children and at the same time, supporting Matthew in his many community endeavors. She was a wonderful and loving wife, mother, Sister, aunt, Bubba and friend. She and Matthew spent their married life in Wilmerding, and in 2010 she moved to Zephyrhills, Florida where she divided her time amongst her three daughters. She is survived by her children Carol (Richard) Dziki of Zephyrhills, Florida, Blair Wojton of Glassport, Phyllis (Bill) Beaver of Tampa Florida, Fran (Mike) Hoover of Tampa, Florida, Sta Wojton of Wilmerding, Matt Wojton of Latrobe; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
 
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Duane Edward Turnbull

April 16, 2019 |

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

Duane Edward Turnbull, age 75, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, April 14, 2019. Born at home on April 2, 1944 in the Versailles Borough of McKeesport, Pennsylvania, Duane was the son of the late James Lawrence Turnbull and Leona May (Bills) Turnbull and was the youngest of five surviving children.

 
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Diane R. Robinson

April 15, 2019 |

Published By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Diane R. Robinson, 65, died April 10, 2019. Friends will be received at 10 a.m. April 17 at Church of Jesus Christ, 508 Reed St., Clairton, where a memorial service will be held at 12 noon. Interment will follow at Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Arrangements are in charge of Tunie Funeral Home, Inc.

 

Robert J. Sage Jr.

April 15, 2019 |

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

Robert J. Sage Jr., 76, of North Huntingdon, passed away Saturday April 13, 2019. He was born October 24, 1942 in South Connellsville, a son of the late Robert J. Sr. and Alice L. (Lowrey) Sage and was also preceded in death by a son Steven R. Sage and siblings Viola Gray and Paul E. Sage. Robert was a retired certified welder with the Boilermakers Local Union #154, Pittsburgh. He enjoyed feeding the birds in his backyard, loved animals, and enjoyed working on various projects around his home. After retirement, he worked three days a week at Kevin Hunter Automotive. He is survived by his loving wife of 34 years Judith A. (Magdic) Sage of North Huntingdon; his children Amanda M. Sage of North Huntingdon and fiancé Greg Fincham of Canonsburg, Robert J. Sage III of North Huntingdon, Mark A. (Brenda) Sage of North Carolina and Bonnie J. (Sam) Sage Campbell of Uniontown; five grandchildren; and a sister Nora (Jeff) Domico of Uniontown.
 
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Joseph M. Zaradzki

April 15, 2019 |

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

Joseph M. Zaradzki, Sr., age 90, of White Oak, died April 14, 2019, at home. Born May 31, 1928, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Joseph and Eleanor (Niedzwecki) Zaradzki and the husband of the late Mary E. (Zoscak) Zaradzki, for over 67 years.

 
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George D. Kvasnak

April 15, 2019 |

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

George D. Kvasnak, age 90, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Sunday, April 14, 2019 at Norbert Personal Care Home in Pittsburgh. An Army veteran having served during the Korean War, he retired as the founder and owner of Garage Door Service Inc. in Elizabeth. 

 
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Sarah M. Robinson

April 15, 2019 |

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

Sarah M. Robinson, age 57, of Irwin, formerly of McKeesport, died April 11, 2019, at Forbes Hospital. Born January 14, 1962, she was the daughter of the late David and Frieda (Mitteregger) Rhodes, daughter in law of Chuck and Norma Robinson and the wife of the late Mark A. Robinson.

 
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Dessa Bunovich

April 15, 2019 |

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

Dessa Bunovich,92 passed away after a long illness on April 12, 2019. She was born March 14,1927 the daughter of the late Robert and Mildred Ivkovich. She was the wife of the late George Bunovich. Besides her parents and husband she was predeceased by her son Michael Bunovich. She was retired from the state unemployment office. She was a member of St.Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in McKeesport.

Dessa is survived by her daughter Yvonne Yuhas (Daniel) and daughter in law Bernie Bunovich. She is also survived by four grandchildren and ten great grandchildren who were the love her life. 

Friends may call Tuesday April 16, 2019 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm in the William H. Craig Funeral Home,Inc. 3000 Versailles Ave. McKeesport, Pa.15132 A Blessing will be held Wednesday at 10:30 in the funeral home followed by a funeral service at 11:00am in St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church. Burial will follow in McKeesport-Versailles Cemetery.

 

Mildred M. Staniech

April 14, 2019 |

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

Mildred M. Staniech, 93, of Lancaster, passed away on Saturday, April 13, 2019.  Born in McKeesport, PA, she was the daughter of the late Mary (Lover) and John Lucanish.

 
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Carol L. Bucklew

April 14, 2019 |

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

Carol L. Bucklew, 64, of Monroe, Georgia, formerly of McKeesport, passed away Friday, April 12, 2019. She was born July 23, 1954 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Jacob and Verna (Weatherwalk) Harrison. She was retired from Oxford Industries and most recently worked for the Walton County Sheriff 's Department in Georgia.

 
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Bernadette Ann Stricklin

April 13, 2019 |

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

Bernadette Ann (Chasko) Stricklin, age 79, of Elizabeth, passed away on Friday, April 12, 2019 at Jefferson Hospital. She retired as an office manager for Biddle Chiropractic in Elizabeth. She was a former member of St. Michael Parish. She loved her family and enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

 
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Lydia N. Adams

April 13, 2019 |

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

Lydia N. (Hrynyk) Adams, age 76, of Lincoln Borough, passed away on Friday, April 12, 2019 at Jefferson Hospital. She retired after more than 45 years as an insurance agent/tax preparer for Allegheny Insurance in McKeesport. She was a former member of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church in McKeesport. 

 
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Thomas R. Medved

April 13, 2019 |

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

Thomas R. Medved, age 77, of McKeesport, died on Friday, April 12, 2019. He was born in Braddock on January 3, 1942 and is the son of the late Thomas and Ann Misko Medved. He was retired from the USS Edgar Thomson Steel Works and served in the United States Marine Corps.

 
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Lynn Kardos

April 12, 2019 |

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

Lynn Kardos, age 77 of White Oak, died on Thursday, April 11, 2019.  She was born in McKeesport on March 8, 1942, the daughter of the late John and Beatrice Barco Tkac.  She is survived by her brothers, Paul (Susan) Tkac of White Oak, John (Laura) Tkac of McKeesport and Joe Tkac of White Oak; also nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

 
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Suzan J. Littleton

April 12, 2019 |

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

Suzan J. Littleton, age 78, of McKeesport, died April 11, 2019, at Riverside Nursing Center. Born November 21, 1940, in Duquesne, she was the daughter of the late Michael S. and Suzanna (Morga) Benish and the wife of Roy E. Littleton.

 
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Helen Totin

April 12, 2019 |

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

Helen Totin, age 88 of Port Vue, died peacefully Thursday, April 10, 2019, at her home, where she lived her entire life.   Helen was the youngest of nine siblings born to Wasil and Julia (Gocza) Totin on December 4, 1930 and lived an active life growing up with her two sisters, Marge and Anne and six brothers, Russell, John, George, Mike, Pete and Albert all of which predeceased her as well as one niece, Terri Anne Gibney. 

 
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Michael E. Krol Jr.

April 12, 2019 |

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

Michael E. Krol Jr., age 87, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at Dunlevy Manor in Dunlevy. He was an Army veteran having served in the Korean War. A member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth Twp., he was a retired mechanic for Sturman-Larkin Ford in West Mifflin. 

 
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Elnora "Eli" Queen

April 12, 2019 |

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

Elnora "Eli" Queen, 94, of North Huntingdon, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, April 11, 2019. She was born December 12, 1924 in Boston and was the daughter of the late Howard and Winifred (Anglum) Carnahan and was the wife of the late Melvin H. Queen. Eli was a member of the former First United Presbyterian Church of Boston and had worked for General Electric Credit in Greensburg and The Realty Company in McKeesport.

 
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Carl J. Anderson

April 12, 2019 |

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

Carl J. Anderson, 79, of North Huntingdon, died Wednesday, April 10, 2019 in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital. He was born November 6, 1939 in Wilkinsburg, a son of the late Carl Paul and Eva Pearl (Balsley) Anderson. Carl was an auto body repairman and a former employee of Budget Rent-A-Car. He was a Past Master and former Secretary for Shidle Lodge, No. 601, Free & Accepted Masons, Irwin. He is survived by his wife of over 57 years, Barbara J. (Stewart) Anderson; his children, Carl J. Anderson Jr. and his wife Beth of Tucson, AZ and Rhonda L. Brncic and her husband Chas of Murrysville; his grandchildren, Ian Carl Anderson, Carly B. Anderson, Haley Brncic, Andrew Brncic, Bradley Brncic, and Trevor Brncic; brothers, Paul Anderson and his wife Ellen of Butler and Arthur Anderson and his wife Joann of Allison Park; also nieces and nephews.
 
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Patricia M. (Brady) Jacobs

April 12, 2019 |

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

Patricia M. (Brady) Jacobs, 84, of Irwin, died Wednesday April 10, 2019. She was born October 13, 1934 in Wilmerding, a daughter of the late Walter and Grace Mae (Donaldson) Brady and was also preceded in death by her husband Donald F. Jacobs and a brother Dennis Brady. She was a former monitor for Norwin School District and was a foster parent to over forty children. She is survived by her children Debra Jacobs of NC, Colleen Fonzo and husband John of Irwin, Linda Pence and husband Howard of Irwin, Donald Jacobs Jr. and husband Richard Ellis of HI, Patricia Graham and husband Ralph of Lowber, Mary Ann Bell and husband Darryl of Jeannette, and Matthew Jacobs of North Huntingdon; 18 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; a sister Colleen Dvorcak of VA; also many nieces and nephews.
 
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Mary Cipriani

April 11, 2019 |

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

Mary Adele Nolfi Cipriani, 84, a resident of Glassport, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at Riverside Care Center in McKeesport.  She was born on May 28, 1934 to the late Eligio and Adele DelFiugo Nolfi.  She is survived by her loving husband Arthur R. Cipriani Sr.  Also surviving are her children; Arthur R. (Ann) Cipriani Jr. of Jefferson Hills, Michael V. Cipriani of Staten Island N.Y., Elise C. (Kevin) Wright of Glassport, David A. (Suzanne) Cipriani of Bethel Park, and Cherise A. (Cory) Brawner of Bethel Park.  Mary also had nine beautiful grandchildren, Jason, Emily (Brian), Bianca, Michael, Kevin, Catherine, Thomas, Sophia, Scarlett and two great-grandchildren, Elijah and Emmett.  Mary enjoyed gardening, music, and spending time with her family.  She received a full Catholic Scholarship resulting in a BS Biology at Duquesne University.  Also known as “Miss Mary” she was the owner and director of Glassport Play and Learn Nursery school and was a former member of St. Cecelia R.C. Church of Glassport and now Corpus Christi of McKeesport.  Mary was preceded in death by her sisters, Lena Dacquisto, Helen Sovich, brothers, Dr. E. James Nolfi, and Del Nolfi.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Pathfinder School, 50 Donati Road, Bethel Park PA. 15102.  Family and friends will be received on Sunday, April 14, 2019 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at E.C. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 235 Monongahela Ave., Glassport, PA. 15045.  A mass of Christian burial service will be held 10 am, Monday April 15, at the Queen of Rosary in Glassport following a graveside burial at New St. Joseph cemetery in N. Versailles.

 

Elizabeth R. Townsend

April 11, 2019 |

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

Elizabeth "Lib" R. (Davis) Townsend, age 87, of Gettysburg, passed away on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at Genesis Health Care Gettysburg Center. A member of Bethesda United Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth, she retired after 28 years as a deli manager for Marraccini's in Elizabeth. Libby was a good mother, a warm grandma, and a very proud great-grandma. She was a devoted sister, a beloved aunt, and loved all children and animals. She was an avid crocheter and a master bread baker. Her family always said, "She had the best buns in town." She was so proud that all of her kids and grandkids are fearless cooks and bakers. 

 
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Earl M. Stidard Jr.

April 11, 2019 |

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

Earl M. Stidard Jr., age 68, of Forward Twp., passed away on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at Jefferson Hospital. He was a retired maintenance worker for the Elizabeth Forward School District and loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. Born February 17, 1951 in Forward Twp., he was a son of the late Capt. Earl M. Stidard Sr. and the late Harriet (Martin) Stidard. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Linda (Kozemchak) Stidard; children, Earl M. (Becki) Stidard III of Elizabeth and Lora (Scott Peterman) Safran of Pleasant Hills; grandchildren, Ethan, Lilly, Eli and Aleksa; sister, Leah (Eugene) Palmer of Clairton; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by siblings, Sylvia, Gerald and Harriet. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 1 PM until the time of service at 3:30 PM with Pastor James Crosby officiating. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 
 

Helen G. Derr

April 11, 2019 |

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

Helen G. Derr, age 88, of Liberty Borough, died April 9, 2019, at Riverside Nursing Center.  Born June 20, 1930, in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late George and Julia (Molnar) Garancsi and the wife of the late Marshall E. Derr.

 
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Claire A. Panico

April 10, 2019 |

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

Claire A. Panico, age 82 of West Newton and formerly of McKeesport, passed away on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 in Monongahela Valley Hospital.  Born February 23, 1937 in Pittsburgh, she was a daughter of the late Lawrence and Catherine Stephens and was also preceded in death by her husband Anthony P. Panico, who passed away July 7, 2003, her son Anthony Todd Panico, and her sister Marian Spencer.  Claire is survived by her children Theresa (Barry) Huebner of West Newton, Timothy Panico of Herminie, and Ted Alan (JoAnn) Panico of Versailles; her seven grandchildren; her seven great-grandchildren; her siblings Catherine Euabank of Virginia, Lorraine Knestaut of Morgantown, WV, and Anthony Stephens of Pittsburgh; and also nieces and nephews. 

 
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John P. "Captain" Hvozdik

April 10, 2019 |

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

John P. "Captain" Hvozdik, age 59, of Port Vue, died April 5, 2019 at UPMC McKeesport. Born December 9, 1959, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late John P. Hvozdik and the late Betty (Arana) Hvozdik Calvert.

 
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Mark Peebly

April 08, 2019 |

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

Mark “Peebs” Peebly, age 61, of McKeesport, died April 6, 2019.  He was born in McKeesport on March 16, 1958 and is the son of the late William and Thelma Markland Peebly.

Peebs began his career as an auto body technician in the 70’s with his father at the family business, Right Cross Auto, in Christy Park. He continued his career in the same field at various car dealerships in the area. He loved his family and friends, especially his children and granddaughter. Mark was the life of the party and if you met him once you had a friend for life.

 
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Deborah Ann Snyder

April 08, 2019 |

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

Deborah Ann Snyder, age 67 of Erie, PA, passed away on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at Allegheny General Hospital. She was born in Erie, PA on October 21, 1951, the daughter of the late Fred and LouAnn Schultz Whitesel. Debbie put her heart to provident use by taking care of others and pursued a career in nursing. She was employed by Millcreek Community Hospital for over 20 years. She was an avid fan of the arts and entertainment including music, movies, stage productions, and artistic endeavors.

 
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John D. Wicinas

April 08, 2019 |

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

John D. Wicinas, born on February 24, 1971 and died suddenly and peacefully at home on April 7, 2019. Dear son of John Wicinas, who preceded him in death, and Janice (Zebner) Wicinas. Also preceded in death by uncles, Dennis J. Zebner and David A. Zebner. He is survived by his sister, June D. Beighley and her husband, Patrick; nephew, Brian; and niece, Alexandra; Uncle Edward Zebner and his wife Janet; brother, Bruce Wicinas and his wife Noriko; and nieces Tami and Kay; brother, David Wicinas and his wife Pamela; and nieces Lark and Linden. Beloved friend, teacher, and Hero of the People, John was a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University with BAs in World Literature and History, minor in Philosophy, MS in Agricultural Economics, and MA in English from Brown University, Fulbright Scholar to Lithuania.  Professor  "JD" History and English at Westmoreland County Community College.  Brother of Delta Chi Fraternity. Pugilist, thespian, scholar, economist, writer, raconteur, and gentleman. “No man is a failure who has friends.” - It’s a Wonderful Life.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, on Wednesday from 3-7 p.m.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

William A. Bogdan

April 08, 2019 |

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

William A. Bogdan, age 89, of Elizabeth Twp., formerly of White Oak, died Southwestern Nursing Center of West Mifflin. Born June 26, 1929, in Duquesne, PA, he was the son of the late Andrew and Anna (Kotvas) Bogdan and the husband of the late Agnes Eve (Salopek) Bogdan.

 
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Eric K. Livingston

April 08, 2019 |

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

Eric K. Livingston, 60, of Versailles, passed away Saturday, April  6, 2019. He was born November 8, 1958 in Connellsville and was the son of the late Kenneth K. and Gladys L. (Hager) Livingston. Eric was a Commercial Specialist for Auto Zone in West Mifflin and was a member of the Liberty Bowling League. Eric was very easily going and was a friend to everyone. He was an avid Steelers fan, and enjoyed his family, The Meadows, Atlantic City, and his dog, Ozzie.

 
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Joseph Michael Stipetic

April 08, 2019 |

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

JOSEPH MICHAEL STIPETIC age 69, of Ohio Twp., formerly of Coral Springs, FL, Elizabeth Twp., PA and Duquesne, died on April 6, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. Joe was born October 9, 1949 in Duquesne to the late Joseph and Irene (Mackay) Stipetic. Joe attended Duquesne High School and Slippery Rock before entering the US Army and serving his country in Vietnam. Joe is survived by his wife, Claudia (Bodnar) Stipetic of 50 years; and his three sons, Joseph of Wexford, Jeffrey (Cristy) of Baldwin and Jay (Regan) of Carnegie; brother of Debbie (Jim) Milford of Venice, FL. He was the adored Pappy Joe to Nicholas, Julia, Jeffrey and Charlotte; also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Joe was involved in coaching many of his son's sports teams and was proudest of founding the Roller Rebels, Roller Hockey Team. He started in South Florida and later brought it to Pittsburgh, recruiting over 500 kids to participate in the sport. Joe had a passion for golf, hockey and basketball. But most importantly, he loved his family with all he had. Visitation on Thursday and Friday from 3-8 p.m., at the MALOY - SCHLEIFFER 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 9:30 at St. Joseph Church, Duquesne; Rev. Thomas Lewandowski officiating. Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery with Military Honors. Memorial contributions may be made to The Wounded Warrior s Project.

 

Shirley L. Kratochvil

April 08, 2019 |

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

SHIRLEY L. KRATOCHVIL age 61, of Duquesne on April 4, 2019. She was a daughter of the late George and Dorothy (Gerkin) Thompson. Shirley enjoyed watching Lifetime movies. She was the wife of the late Frank Kratochvil; mother of Jason Thompson of McKeesport, Amanda (Joe Owens) Kratochvil of Duquesne and Bobby Kratochvil of McKeesport; grandmother of Logan and Haley Kratochvil; sister of Clara (Daniel) Colclaser of Greenock, Emma Snyder of McKeesport, Mary Thompson of Kentucky, Sarah (Rocky) Guntrun of McKeesport and George Thompson of Ohio. Visitation Sunday, April 14, 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 service will be held at 4 p.m., Rev. Michael Singer officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to her family. 

 
 
 

Arnold Joseph Sopko

April 06, 2019 |

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

ARNOLD JOSEPH SOPKO age 87, of South Park formerly of Duquesne on April 5, 2019. He was a son of the late Frank and Elizabeth (Orris) Sopko. Arnie was a retired Advancement Placement History teacher at Chartier Valley High School, a member and past president of the Chartiers Valley Education Association, former teacher and coach for the Duquesne school system and was a member of the former St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church, Duquesne, and current member of St. Elias Byzantine Catholic Church, Munhall, and a Byzantine Catholic Serra Club. A member of the G.B.U. he was a life-long lover of Jazz and was an avid golfer. He was a graduate of Slippery Rock and Indiana University; proudly served his country in the army during the Korean War. Husband of the late Henrietta Gail “Etta Gail” (Wurzbacher) Sopko; husband of Geraldine “Gerri” (Soffa) Sopko; father of Tammy (late Tim) Chonko of Duquesne, Ronda (Mitchell) Brourman of Edgewood, Gregg (Lisa) Bickus of Lockport, IL, Andrew Bickus of Duquesne, Lori (Mark) Glasgow of Orange, CA, Tim (Maggie) Urda of Uniontown, Elaine Terry of Minneapolis, MN and the late Joetta R. Sharp; brother of the late Kornel (wife Dorothy survives) Sopko of North Huntington; 19 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; also nieces and nephews. Visitation Sunday, April 7, from 2-8 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300 where a Panachida Service will be held on Monday at 10 a.m., followed by Divine Liturgy with funeral at 11 a.m. at St. Elias Byzantine Catholic Church. Burial with Military Honors at St. Joseph Cemetery, West Mifflin. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Elias Church.

 

Stavroula “Stella” Sakellariou Papadakos

April 06, 2019 |

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

Stavroula “Stella” Sakellariou Papadakos, age 92, of McKeesport, died Saturday, April 6, 2019. She was born in Xerokambion, Laconia, Greece on October 26, 1926 and is the daughter of the late Cleomenes and Afrodite Poulakakos Sakellariou. She was preceded in death by her husband, retired Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Nicholas P. Papadakos.

 
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Raymond E. DeMatt

April 06, 2019 |

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

Raymond E. DeMatt, 67, of North Versailles, passed away Friday, April 5, 2019.  He was born June 24, 1951 in Butler, a son of the late Anthony and Matilda DeMatt.  Raymond earned his Bachelor's Degree in Education from Slippery Rock University and received his nursing diploma from St. Francis Medical Center where he was a registered nurse.  He enjoyed reading, coin collecting and fitness.  He is survived by his wife, Kathryn Graver DeMatt; son, Bryan DeMatt and his wife, Aleasha; sister, Barbara Musko and her husband, James; brother-in-law, Allen Graver and his wife, Cookie.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Monday from 5-7 p.m.  A funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Salvation Army.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

Rita M. Popelas

April 06, 2019 |

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

Rita M. Popelas, age 92, of White Oak, died April 3, 2019, at Allegheny General Hospital. Born May 3, 1926, in East McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Guy W. and Julia Ann (Betz) Hampton and the wife of the late Carl F. Popelas.

 
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Mary Patricia “Patsy” Sprentz Priselac Megliss

April 06, 2019 |

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

Mary Patricia “Patsy” Sprentz Priselac Megliss, 86, a resident of Lincoln Boro for over 60 years, passed away on Thursday, April 4th 2019 at the John J. Kane Regional Center in McKeesport. She was born on August 1st, 1932 in Rilton, PA to the late Frank and Sarah Turnbull Sprentz.  Patsy was the loving wife of over 50 years to the surviving John J. Megliss. She is also survived by her children; Karen Linn of Elizabeth, and Holly Megliss of Lincoln Boro, granddaughter Jessica (David) Gross of Elizabeth, great-grandchildren Emma and Jackson Gross of Elizabeth, and her dog Rico.  Patsy was an avid reader, was an excellent cook and baker, enjoyed gardening and tending to her beautiful roses, and loved animals. She was a member of the St. Marks Church in Liberty Boro. Patsy was preceded in death by her son, Steven M. Priselac, siblings, Ethel Sprentz, Betty Lou Sprentz, John Sprentz, Julie Basista, Helen Bohacik, Frank Sprentz, Joe Sprentz, Evelyn McAvoy, Millie Huss, and Annie Ellis. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the animal rescue organization; All But Forgotten, Inc., 70 Carpenter Lane North Huntingdon PA, 15642 or on their website at www.allbutfurgotten.com/donate , or to her church, St. Mark Parish at 3210 Liberty Way, McKeesport, PA 15133.  Family and friends will be received on Sunday from 2pm – 6pm at S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th St, Clairton, PA 15025. A blessing service will take place at 6pm immediately following visitation. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 

Eileen H. Bender

April 06, 2019 |

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

Eileen H. Bender, 81, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, April 5, 2019 at Walden's View, North Huntingdon.  She was born July 20, 1937 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Michael and Stephanie (Lipinski) Koper.  Prior to her retirement, Eileen was a mobility instructor for Pittsburgh Vision Services.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Bender.  She is survived by her sons, Robert Bender and John Bender and his wife, Sharleen; daughter, Stefanie Bender; grandchildren, Nicholas and Eryk; brothers, Raymond Koper and his wife, Shirley and Paul Koper and his wife, Linda.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Monday from 4-7 p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Tuesday at 10 a.m. in St. Agnes Church with Msgr. Paul Fitzmaurice officiating.  Interment will be private in Restland Memorial Park, Monroeville.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pittsburgh Vision Services.    www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

James A. Ross

April 05, 2019 |

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

James Albert Ross, age 53 of McKeesport died Tuesday, April 2, 2019. He was born in McKeesport October 13, 1965 and is the son of Carolyn Ross and the late Dominic Ross. He loved bowling, bingo, and especially Star Trek. He also loved his dog Twister. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his beloved brother Ronald T. Ross, Jr. of McKeesport, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. James is at peace with Ella, the love of his life.

 
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Conlan Eugene Onder

April 05, 2019 |

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

Conlan Eugene Onder, age 20, of Baldwin, died Wednesday, April 3, 2019.  He was born in Washington, PA on November 17, 1998 and is the son of Michael (Dawn Martine) Onder of Pleasant Hills and Kelly Marie Lynch Onder of Waynesburg.  

 
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Kenneth H. Brown

April 05, 2019 |

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

Kenneth H. Brown, age 95 of Clairton, passed away Friday, April 5, 2019 in Jefferson Hospital.  Born October 10, 1923 in Elizabeth, he was a son of the late George H. and Jennie (Harkness) Brown.  A US Army Veteran of World War II, Kenneth was a member of St. George's Antiochian Orthodox Church in Oakland and retired from US Steel's Clairton Works.  He is survived by his wife of 67 years Evelyn (Green) Brown; his siblings Sharon (Vernon) Shotwell of Spring Hill, TN and Don (the late Clementine) Brown of Yardley; and also many nieces and nephews.  Besides his parents, Kenneth was preceded in death by his brothers Russell, Richard, and George "Dale" Brown.  

 
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James A. Wilson

April 05, 2019 |

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

James A. Wilson, age 52, died March 19, 2019, at UPMC Mercy Hospital. Born October 25, 1966, he was the son of the late Reverend Herman J. and Patricia A. (Weatherwalk) Wilson.

 
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Edwin E. Joki

April 05, 2019 |

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

Edwin E. Joki, age 94, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at Southwestern Nursing Care Center. A Navy veteran serving during World War II, he was a retired management engineer for LTV Steel in Pittsburgh. Born July 22, 1924 in New Castle, he was the husband of the late Lucille M. (Leshen) Joki. He is survived by special friend, Tammy Raymond and family. A graveside service will take place on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 2:30 PM in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies in Bridgeville with the Rev. Jude Urso officiating. Burial will follow. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 

Fern I. Ross

April 04, 2019 |

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

Fern I. Ross, age 86, passed away peacefully on April 4, 2019, after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's with her family by her side. Beloved and devoted wife of 66 years of the late Norman P. Ross, loving mother of Lynn (Trace) Niemi, Jeff (Deenie) Ross, Todd (Terri) Ross and the late Gregory Ross; sister-in-law of David Ross, Donald (Gail) Ross, and the late John & (Evelyn) Ross; sister of the late Ronald (Dee) Hess, the late Jimmy (Melinda) Hess, Vera and the late Nelson Cherry and Denny (Cindy) Hess.

 
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Kenneth Carl Kaiser

April 04, 2019 |

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

Kenneth Carl Kaiser, 87, of Forward Township, passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2019. He was born June 3, 1931 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Carl A. and Josephine R. (Mayersky) Kaiser. Kenneth was a US Marine serving during the Vietnam War. For his service he received the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. He had worked for Carbidie in Elizabeth Township, UPMC McKeesport and Walmart.

 
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Roger B. Reichenbach

April 04, 2019 |

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

Roger B. Reichenbach, 73, of McKeesport, passed away Wednesday, April  3, 2019. He was born July 5, 1945 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Charles and Anna Belle (Schwartz) Reichenbach. Roger was a US Army Veteran serving during the Vietnam War. He worked for the former US Steel National Tube and S & S Transit Access . Roger was a member of the American Legion.

 
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Staci Marie Readel Perri

April 04, 2019 |

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

Staci Marie Readel Perri, 46,  of Versailles, passed away Tuesday, April  2, 2019. She was born August 9, 1972 in McKeesport and was the daughter of Pamela "Pam" (Schaffner) Readel of White Oak and Charles H. "Chuck" (Susan) Readel of Versailles. Staci loved animals and to some she was known as a dog whisperer. She was a rebel with a heart of gold. She worked in the food and beverage industry for many years. Her greatest joy in life was being a mom to her daughter, Mia.

 
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Roseann Bubanic

April 04, 2019 |

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

Roseann Bubanic, age 82, of Port Vue, died April 3, 2019 at home. Born April 14, 1936, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Barbara (Cindrich) Martin and the wife of Bernard M. Bubanic for over 59 years.

 
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Rev. Alan W. Thompson

April 03, 2019 |

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

Rev. Alan W. Thompson, age 65, of East McKeesport, formerly of Butler, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2019. He was born November 18, 1953 in West Palm Beach, Florida, son of the late Donald and Joan Thompson. He answered the Lord's call on his life into ministry with the Christian & Missionary Alliance, serving for the last 6 ½ years as pastor at the Broadway Alliance Church in East McKeesport. He was a humble man with a true servant's heart, as evidenced by the love and respect he was shown not only from his congregation, but the community at large. He also enjoyed volunteering as a chaplain at the Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. He is survived by his loving wife of over 34 years Teri M. Thompson; children Christine Thompson of Butler, Nicole (Jason) Rath of Butler, Patrick (Leah) King of Pittsburgh and Megan Patton of Butler; 8 grandchildren; 3 brothers; 2 sisters; and many nieces and nephews.
 
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Harry George "Butch" Gensler

April 03, 2019 |

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

Harry George "Butch" Gensler, 79, of North Versailles, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at Forbes Hospital. He was born January 26, 1940 in Pittsburgh and was the son of the late Harry A. and Theresa Hison Gensler.  He was an active member of Mifflin Avenue United Methodist Church and later, Boston United Methodist Church and worked a Mechanic for Pittsburgh Public Schools.  He also coached his children's softball teams when they were growing up and also delivered papers for the Daily News.

 
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Paul Edward McCullum

April 03, 2019 |

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

Paul Edward McCullum, 81, of West Newton, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at Jefferson Hospital. He was born October 10, 1937 in McKeesport and was the son of the late James Francis and Mary Irene (Gilday) McCullum. He was a US Army Veteran. Paul worked many years as a Foreman in the US Steel Clairton Mill and later went on to open his own business, Paul's Carpet Cleaning. 

 
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Ann Suzich

April 03, 2019 |

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

Ann Suzich, 88, of Duquesne, passed away on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at home.  Born May 25, 1930 in Midland, she was the daughter of the late Vujo and Sophie (Bassar) Suzich.  Anna was a tavern owner and enjoyed watching TV from morning to night.   She is survived by her sister, Mildred “Becky” Suzich of White Oak and nieces and nephews.  She was also the sister of the late Kay Margita & Dorothy Suzich. Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 4, 2019  from 5-7 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, Duquesne, 412-466-3300.

 

Gary L. DiBattista

April 02, 2019 |

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

Gary Lee DiBattista, age 63, of McKeesport, passed away on Monday, April 1, 2019 at Riverside Care Center with his loving family at his bedside.  He was born on September 5, 1955 in McKeesport. He was preceded in death by his mother, Pearl  Henrietta (Huffstickle) DiBattista and brother, Albert DiBattista (Angela.)  He is survived by his father, Albert “Dopper” DiBattista (Helen) of Christy Park,  his wife of 43 years, Donna (Anderson) DiBattista, father of Lindsey Pearl DiBattista (Christopher) of Port Vue, and Gary J. DiBattista of McKeesport, Brother of Kathleen Crouch (Elmer) of McKeesport and Terry Lynn DiBattista (Judy) of McKees Rocks.

 
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Helen Wrona

April 02, 2019 |

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

Helen Wrona, 89 of Elyria, OH, formerly of Liberty Boro, died April 1, 2019.  She is the daughter of the late Joseph and Maria Wrona and beloved wife of the late John Wrona.  Helen is survived by her sons Joseph (Anna) Wrona of Elyria, OH and Stanley (Terrie) Wrona of Charlotte, NC; grandchildren Mark, Steve (Kristy), Chester (Kaila), Elizabeth, Joshua (Sarah), Nathaniel (Bonnie) and Kaitlyn and great grandchildren Joseph, Adlyn, Carson, Luke, Audrey, William and Kennedy.  Helen was a member of Queen of the Rosary Parish.  Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport, Fri. from 4 to 8.  A funeral mass will be held Sat. 10:00 am at Queen of the Rosary Parish with Father Miroslaus Wojcicki.  Interment following New St. Joseph Cemetery.

 

Dr. Joseph S. Nemeth

April 02, 2019 |

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

Joseph S. Nemeth, EdD, PM, a nationally known educator and reading expert and long-time resident of Bowling Green, OH, passed away on April 1, 2019 at his home in Perrysburg, OH.  Dr. Nemeth was born in Glassport, PA on February 22, 1925.  He is survived by his wife, Elvira (Balku) Nemeth with whom he enjoyed nearly 65 years of happy marriage, his daughters Mary Anne Nemeth (Joseph Phillips), Ann Arbor, MI and Dr. Julie (Richard) Shockley, Wellesley, MA, and sons Joseph S. (Joann) Nemeth Jr., Las Vegas, NV and Michael A. (Dana) Nemeth, Bowling Green, OH.  He had six grandchildren: Joseph S. Nemeth III, Cassandra (Nemeth) Jackson, Samuel, William, and Harrison Shockley, Cole and Miles Nemeth, and two great-grandchildren, Jadyn and Jonah Nemeth.  He was the son of the late Arpad and Mariska (Borso) Nemeth. His brother, Aladar Vilmos Nemeth, and sister, Jolan (Nemeth) Rogers, pre-deceased him.

 

 
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William Thomas Shaw Sr.

April 02, 2019 |

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

William Thomas "Tom" Shaw Sr., age 72, of Beaumont, TX and formerly of Clairton, passed away on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at the Veterans Administration Healthcare System in Oakland. He retired as an owner/operator independent truck driver. A former member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth Twp., he was a Navy veteran serving during the Vietnam War. 

 
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John J. Maticko Jr.

April 02, 2019 |

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

John J. Maticko Jr., 88, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at his home.  He was born April 25, 1930 in Van Voorhis, Pa., a son of the late John J. and Anne Billie Maticko.  Prior to his retirement, John was general manager for WEDO Radio Station and a member of St. Agnes Parish.  He was an avid flea marketer and loved to tinker with electronics and cameras.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Eugene Maticko.  He is survived by his wife, Harriet Kusmierek Maticko; daughters, Maria Brockman and Roseanne Maticko.  Friends will be received on Thursday from 9 - 9:30 a.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10 a.m. in St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon.  Interment in West Newton Cemetery.  The family would like to extend a special thank you to Gateway Hospice. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

Ronald Gilbert Phillips

April 02, 2019 |

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

Ronald Gilbert Phillips, 87, of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday, March 28, 2019.  He was born March 16, 1932 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Bert A. and Elizabeth Heaps Phillips. Ronald worked for US Steel National Tube in McKeesport and after retirement worked as a courier for The Greensburg Tribune Review. He was a member of the Jacktown Ride & Hunt Club, the Hahntown Fire Hall, the Italian Miners Club and was a founder of  Norwin Soccer for which he was honored. 

 
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Dolores J. “Dee” “Tootsie” Shipley Morgan

April 02, 2019 |

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

Dolores J. “Dee” “Tootsie” Shipley Morgan, 82, of East McKeesport, passed away Saturday March 30, 2019. She was born October 3, 1936 in Mt. Washington, a daughter of the late Christof and Grace (Deal) Shipley and was also preceded in death by her husband Robert R. “Dick” Morgan Sr.; a son David Edward Morgan; a son in law Donald Berger; and brothers Paul, Ralph, and Robert Shipley. She was a former employee of East Allegheny School District and a member of Linway United Presbyterian Church, North Versailles, where she served as a Deacon and Elder and was a member of the Tuesday Ladies. She was a past president of Ma’s Pantry, a former Forbes Hospice volunteer, and a former Girl Scout leader. She enjoyed ceramics and at one time operated Morgan’s Ceramics East in East McKeesport. She loved bowling and bingo and was a member of the University Bowling League for many years. She had attended the south Side School of Nursing before marrying her husband and raising her family. She is survived by her children Cindy (Martin) Busija, Rick (Shari) Morgan, Sally Rettger (Jeff), Kathy Berger, and Patty (Sean) Marks; her grandchildren Jennifer (Jason) Posey, Samantha Morgan, Martin (Laura) Busija, Robert Morgan III, Rachel Rettger (Michael) , Jessica Berger, Chad Rettger, Ian Marks, and Nathan Marks; her great grandchildren Kyle and Natalie Grace DePugh; a sister Mary Lou (Martin) Fichtenmayer; also nieces and nephews.
 
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Mark Vojnovich

April 02, 2019 |

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

Mark Vojnovich, 92, of Duquesne, fell asleep in the Lord peacefully on Sunday, March 31, 2019, in Walden’s View of North Huntingdon. Born in Duquesne, April 17, 1926, he was the son of the Late Eli Vojnovich and Mary Stipanovich. Mr. Vojnovich He was a member of St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church, McKeesport. He was a retired proprietor of Butch’s Wonder Bar. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II.  Beloved husband of the Late Elizabeth “Betty” Vojnovich, he is survived by his loving son Thomas Vojnovich of Florida, two brothers, Donald (Milena) Vojnovich of North Huntingdon and Eli Vojnovich of Duquesne, a sister-in-law Dolores Vojnovich of North Huntingdon, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

 
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Madaline J. Menzies

April 01, 2019 |

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

Madaline J. "Bugga" Menzies, age 83, of Liberty Borough, died March 31, 2019, at home. Born March 11, 1936, in Port Vue, she was the daughter of the late James and Mary (Gwosden) Sucha and the wife of the late Charles Donald Menzies.

 
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Douglas G. Vranish

April 01, 2019 |

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

Douglas G. Vranish, 61, of Irwin, passed away Saturday, March 30, 2019.  He was born July 9, 1957 in Johnstown,  a son of the late Milan and Beverly (Brown) Vranish.  Doug was the owner of Doug Vranish Plumbing and Heating and was a member of Christ The Light of the World Church, Duquesne.  He was a car enthusiast and an avid Pittsburgh sports team fan.  He enjoyed visiting the City of Pittsburgh, loved cutting grass, being Evander's pap pap, spending time with his family and had a larger than life personality with a sense of humor to match. He is survived by his loving wife, Veronica Kingerski; sons, Jacob Vranish and his wife, Alyssa; Benjamin Vranish (Babs); daughter, Sarah Vranish; brother, Matthew Vranish and his wife, Cindy; sisters, Sandra (Daniel) Skerbetz, Susan (Glenn) Wells; and grandson, Evander.  Friends will be received on Wednesday from 2-8 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.   A funeral service will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m.  Interment to follow in Irwin Union Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mario Lemieux Foundation.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 

Marjorie (Gorzo) Katich

April 01, 2019 |

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

Marjorie (Gorzo) Katich, age 87, of White Oak, died March 30, 2019, at Woodhaven Care Center. Born May 13, 1931, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Nicholas and Ann (Gothard) Gorzo and the wife of the late Stephen "Steve" Katich, for over 68 years.

 
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