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Christine L. (Stolinski) Henderson

May 31, 2019 |

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

Christine L. (Stolinski) Henderson, 65, of Irwin, passed away May 29, 2019, in Canterbury Place, Pittsburgh. She was born October 7, 1953 in McKeesport, a daughter of Paul P. Stolinski of North Huntingdon and the late Anna (Diamond) Stolinski. She is survived by her husband of over 40 years Kenneth M. Henderson; her son Matthew D. Henderson; a brother Paul Michael Stolinski and his wife Christine Castner of North Huntingdon; also nieces and nephews.
 
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Sandra Silverio

May 31, 2019 |

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

Sandra Silverio, age 92, of McKeesport, died May 30, 2019, at Senior Care Plaza of McKeesport. Born June 2, 1926, in Calabria, Italy, she was the daughter of the late John and Vittoria (Romeo) Musolino and the wife of the late Rudolph N. Silverio for 55 years.

 
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Doris Williams Cochenour

May 31, 2019 |

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

Doris Williams Cochenour, age 81, of Patterson Hill, passed away on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at Townview Health and Rehabilitation in Canonsburg. A former employee of Big Boys in Monongahela, she worked with her husband, Robert, in his endeavors as a bookkeeper. She was a member of Mon Valley Red Hatters. 

 
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John Allen Ferrero

May 30, 2019 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

John Allen Ferrero, known by many as “Punky”, “Jumping Johnny” or “Fruit”, 63, a life-long resident of Clairton, passed away at home on Wednesday May 29th, 2019. He was born in McKeesport on August 18, 1955 to the late John C Ferrero and the surviving Dolores Tortorice Ferrero of Clairton. He is survived by his daughters; Tiara (Juan Butler) Snyder of McKeesport and Jessica (Skylar Brown) Ferrero of Clairton, grandchildren; Josiah, Kai, Taier, Skylar, Carter and Rylan, brothers; Gary Ferrero of South-side, Pittsburgh and David Ferrero of Clairton and sister Francine Ferrero of Las Vegas, NV. John was preceded in death by his father, John “Punky” Ferrero. John through the years was self-employed. He owned and ran Ferrero’s Beer Distributer in Large, PA, and later in life enjoyed running the Coal Valley Produce stand. He was a man that loved his family, his friends and all of the customers that gave him a reason to be in business over the years. Family and friends will be received on Tuesday June 4th from 3-7 at S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th St, Clairton, PA 15025. A service will immediately follow visitation. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made directly to the funeral home to defray costs.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


Guy M. Snyder Jr.

May 30, 2019 |

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

Guy M. Snyder Jr., age 84, of East McKeesport, passed away May 27, 2019. He was born October 19, 1934 in Mt. Union, a son of the late Guy and Helen Snyder. He worked for many years as a factory worker and enjoyed watching the Pittsburgh Pirates and singing in a barber shop quartet in Circleville. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother Robert Snyder. He is survived by his sister-in-law Patricia Snyder; nephews Robert Snyder Jr, Eugene (Ronda Price) Snyder, and Laurence (Teresa) Snyder; and niece Veronica (Mark Linville) Snyder.
 
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Dolores Jean (Elm) Hite

May 30, 2019 |

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

Dolores Jean (Elm) Hite, age 79, of North Versailles, formerly of Liberty Boro, passed away Tuesday May 28, 2019 surrounded by her loved ones. She was born October 13, 1939 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Raymond and Hilda Elm. She was a member of the Linway United Presbyterian Church in North Versailles and worked in the cafeteria at East Allegheny High School. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her first husband Leonard Quiggle; son Timothy Quiggle; and brother James McNelis. She is survived by her husband of over 34 years Robert Hite; sons Leonard (Cindy), Gary (Teri), Randy (Connie) and Todd (Michelle) Quiggle; she was the adored Grandma of Jodi (David) Leitzell, Lenny Quiggle, Devon Quiggle, Krista (Meagan) Quiggle, Kaitlin (Chris) Matessa, Virginia Quiggle, Kristal (Derek) Johnson, Cara Quiggle, Todd Quiggle, Alyssa (Tyler) Ruhl, Timothy (Amber) Quiggle and Patrick Quiggle; great grandchildren Savannah, David, Alexa, Bryson, Ryder, Claire, Mason, Mariah, Alexander, Giovanna; brothers William (Dolly) Elm and Wesley McNelis; Sister Sandy McLaughlin; sister-in-law Lois Armstrong; and nieces and nephews.
 
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Stephen V. Gribschaw

May 30, 2019 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Stephen V. Gribschaw, 92, passed away May 29, 2019. He was born in Glassport, Allegheny County, PA on December 23, 1926 to the late John and Anna Novotniak Gribschaw of Glassport, PA. He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Theresa Josephine Walczak Gribschaw, his brothers and sisters: Ernest Gribschaw, Albert Gribschaw, Andrew Gribschaw, John Gribschaw, Marie Danko, and Cecilia Maher, by his daughter Ann Marie Fiore Soltis, and his grandchildren, Beth Ann Gribschaw and Stephen Michael Gribschaw. Stephen is survived by his children, Stephen Gribschaw, Teresa Day, Gregory Gribschaw, Mary K. Traud, and Stanley Gribschaw, his sister and brother: Celine “Alberta” Christensen, and Raymond Gribschaw. In addition, he leaves behind 16 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Stephen was an active member of Queen of the Rosary Catholic Church in Glassport, PA. He participated in the Holy Name Society, the Counter group and was considered one of the favorite bingo callers. He was a member of the Greek Catholic Union Lodge 500, the Knights of Columbus Post 4210, the American Legion Post 443, and the United Steelworkers Local of America Union 1407 serving as a committeeman, treasurer, trustee and recording secretary. He was also a bingo caller at the American Legion Post 443 in Glassport. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy during World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater of Operations at the US Naval Ship Repair Facility at Subic Bay in the Philippines, serving as Yeoman for the Base Commander. He was a member of the Subic Bay Association WWII Navy Veterans. Stephen loved to travel and enjoyed traveling with Theresa, visiting all fifty states in the U.S. Stephen was a hardworking man and supported his wife and children. Stephen worked at the United States Glass company and the Copperweld BiMetallics Division in Glassport until the plant shut down in 1983. Stephen was an active participant in the Ginkgo Evaluation of Memory Study (GEMS) and other studies at the University of Pittsburgh. He was a wonderful storyteller and loved to share jokes and anecdotes with everyone. He is greatly missed. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Queen of the Rosary Church in Glassport PA on Tuesday, June 4th at 10am. Visitation will be held at Wojciechowski’s Funeral Home in Glassport on Monday, June 3rd from 2-4 and 6-8. His final resting place will be at Corpus Christi Cemetery in Port Vue, PA. In lieu of flowers, please send Memorial Donations to Queen of the Rosary parish in Glassport, PA.

 


Janet L. Pritts

May 29, 2019 |

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

Janet L. Pritts, age 61 of Irwin, died May 29, 2019 at Transitions Health Care, North Huntingdon. She was born May 19, 1958 in Philadelphia, Pa., a daughter of the late John and Janet Lee Butler Finerfrock. Janet enjoyed cooking, decorating her home, walks in the woods, nature and spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by one sister, Kathy Butler. She is survived by her beloved husband, James Pritts, three daughters, Janine Pritts, Jodi Pritts, Jamie Cornell (Chris), one brother, James Finerfrock, one sister, Karen Johnson (Willis) grandchildren, Brian, Bradley,Brittany, Alana Fidei, Andrew Boardman, Krista and Brodi Cornell. A memorial service will be held by her family at a future date. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Henry William Greenawald

May 29, 2019 |

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

Henry William Greenawald, 71, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Tuesday, May  28, 2019. He was born October 26, 1947 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Henry Frank and Margaret Eileen (Kelly) Greenawald. Henry was a partner with Greenawald Brothers, and was retired from US Steel. He was a member of the Central Fire Co. the Buena Vista Fire Co Social Club, and the National Pike Steam-Gas-Horse Association. He was a former Assistant Fire Chief for the Collinsburg Fire Co.

 
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Charles William Bugan

May 29, 2019 |

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

Charles William Bugan, 58, of Elizabeth Township, passed away at home on Monday, May 27, 2019. He was born March 28, 1961 in McKeesport and was the son of Emilene (Feruck) and her husband Sam Homa of Elizabeth Township and the late Charles W. Bugan, Sr. Charles was a graduate of the Pittsburgh Culinary Institute and was a Chef. 

 
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Glen Allen Cunningham

May 29, 2019 |

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

Glen Allen Cunningham, 71, of Pittsburgh, died May 8th, 2019 at home.He born June 24, 1947 in Elizabeth Township and was the second born son of the late Jack  and Beatrice Corinne (Howell) Cunningham. Glen was a bricklayer by trade which led him around the country from Pennsylvania to Virginia and to Texas and even outside the country to Scotland. His most current employment was at Trade Institute of Pittsburgh as the Lead Masonry Instructor.

 
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Glenda A. Warren Wilson

May 29, 2019 |

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

Glenda A. Warren Wilson, 70, of Monroeville, on Saturday, May 25, 2019, in UPMC East.

Born November 4, 1948, in McKeesport, daughter of the late Isaiah and Minnie Kate Washington Warren.  Beloved wife of the late Major John Wilson, Jr.

Loving mother of, Major John (Olivia) Wilson, III and Michelle T. Wilson all of Las Vegas, NV, Myesha M. (Ronnie) Martin and Miriam E. Wilson both of Monroeville; grandmother of three; loving sister of Paul Warren of Seattle, WA, Isaiah Warren and Bonita Bulock both of Las Vegas, NV, and Donell Warren of Clairton.

 
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Domenico Consales

May 28, 2019 |

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

Domenico Consales, 89, of White Oak, died Monday, May 27, 2019.  He emigrated in 1963 from his birthplace of Mondragone, Italy, where he was born on March 14, 1930.  He was the oldest offspring and only son of the late Salvatore Consales and Matilde Del Prete.  

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Michelina (d'Aiello) Consales and daughter Matilde of White Oak.  He is also survived by sisters; Vittoria Consales of Rome, Italy, and Maria Consales of Caserta, Italy, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his sister, Carmela.  

In Italy, he worked in agriculture with his family from a very young age, and for many years.  In the United States, he began working in shipping and packing for Berarducci Brothers.  He was a welder at Reliance Steel in Christy Park, a machinist for Westinghouse Airbrake, and a guard at Kane in McKeesport.

He was a member of St. Angela Merici Church.  He was known for being a very strong-willed, anxious, independent, neat, organized, and frugal man.  He told many stories of his beloved Italy.  He loved to walk, read, sunbathe, garden, and bake bread, all while being very much a homebody.  He could build or fix anything for the home from scratch, often with impressive detail.  He enjoyed desserts and Italian music.  He was a devoted husband and dedicated father.  He was a thoughtful brother, and caring and affectionate uncle who loved talking to and being with his family.  

Friends and family will be received at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation and Mortuary Services, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (412-678-6177) on Saturday, June 1, 2019 from 10:00am until 12:00pm.  A mass of Christian burial will follow at St. Angela Merici church, 1640 Fawcett Avenue, White Oak, PA 15131 at 12:30pm. Entombment will follow. 

 


Morgan Adriana Dunston

May 28, 2019 |

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

Morgan Adriana Dunston, age 18, of McKeesport, departed this life May 24, 2019, at UPMC Mercy Hospital. Born May 18, 2001, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of Adrian Dunston and Angela M. Krimm.
Morgan was currently attending McKeesport Area School District, where she was preparing to graduate on May 30, 2019, along with her twin sister, Jordyn. She was an active student involved in many organizations.

 
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Jennie M. Quintana

May 28, 2019 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Jennie M. Quintana, 83 of Glassport passed away May 27, 2019 surrounded by her loved ones. She is the daughter of the late Andrew and Mary Palmer and wife of the late Abelardo “Bill” Quintana.  She is survived by her daughter Theresa (Dan) Mawritz; grandchildren Jared Edwards, Tara Braddock, Alina Mawritz and Daniel Mawritz; great grandson Blake Edwards; brother Eugene (Leah) Palmer; sister Eileen Papson; also nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear friends.  Jennie was a member of St. Patrick's Parish; where she served as a eucharistic minister, funeral lector, and was an active member of the cursillo and bible study group for 13 years.  Jennie spent her final years at Senior Care Plaza in McKeesport. She had a rich and fulfilling life and was very happy there. She had many friends and participated in all the activities. Friends and family will be received at Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport, Thurs. from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9.  A funeral mass will be held Fri. 10:00 am at St. Patrick's Parish in McKeesport. Entombment following at New St. Joseph Cemetery.

 


Joseph R. Matta, Sr.

May 28, 2019 |

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

Joseph R. Matta, Sr., age 94, of Ellicott City, MD, formerly of McKeesport, PA, died May 25, 2019, at Encore At Turf Valley, in Ellicott City, MD. Born April 21, 1925, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Joseph R. and Anna (Sekerak) Matta and the husband of the late Edna Mae Matta.

 
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Dale Michael Smith

May 27, 2019 |

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

Dale Michael Smith, 83, of Champion, formerly of Elizabeth Township, passed away at home on Saturday, May  25, 2019. He was born October 25, 1935 in Monessen and was the son of the late Jay Smith and the late Helen (Bell) Smith Lincoln. He was the husband of the late Barbara J. (Cramer) Smith who passed away December 19, 2017. Dale was a life member of Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Greenock and Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Somerset. He was also a member of Duquesne-McKeesport F & AM Lodge 731 and the National Ski Patrol. Dale was Director of the former McKeesport Choraliers Chorus. He was a retired Director of Operations for Intercity Motor Freight and had previously taught school and worked for the former G.C. Murphy Co.

 
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Albert Edward Petras

May 27, 2019 |

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

Albert Edward Petras, age 76, of White Oak, died May 27, 2019. He is the son of the late Frank and Anna Evans Petras and was born in Glassport on Nov. 15, 1942. He was retired from Aristech Corporation as a chemical engineer, was a captain in the army during the Vietnam Era, was a member of St. Angela Merici Church where he was the president of the Holy Name Society, a very active volunteer, as well as serving as an usher.

 
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Lela Marie Cindric

May 27, 2019 |

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

Lela Marie (Gill) Cindric, 82, of Lincoln Borough, passed away Friday, May 24, 2019. She was born July 2, 1936 in Martins Ferry, OH, and was the daughter of the late Ernest and Mildred (Sayre) Gill. She was the wife of the late John Robert Cindric who passed away December 7, 2001.

 
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Doris Rebecca Kelly

May 27, 2019 |

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

Doris Rebecca (Oyler) Kelly, 90, of McKeesport, passed away Saturday, May 25, 2019. She was born October 9, 1928 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Russell S. and Rebecca (Klutz) Oyler. She was the wife of the late George William Kelly who passed away June 16, 2006. Doris was a Charter Member of the Wesley United Methodist Church and a member of the Berrier Class, and the United Methodist Women. She also taught 2nd and 3rd grade Sunday School and was on the Church Building Committee there. She was a member of the Eastern Star, the Silver Slippers, the Saints and Sinners Bowling League, and was a volunteer worker at International Village. She was an avid reader, crafter and great baker. She was a secretary at the former Westinghouse Headquarters in Wilmerding.

 
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Margaret Elizabeth Matta

May 27, 2019 |

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

Margaret Elizabeth (Wargo) Matta, 94, of North Huntingdon, formerly of Versailles, passed away on Friday, May  24, 2019. She joins her husband, the late Joseph D. Matta, Sr, who passed away July 18, 2007. Margaret was born  March 4, 1925 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Charles and Margaret (Dobransky) Wargo. She was an amazing person who truly lived for her husband, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She loved us all unconditionally and made each of us feel special and important. She will be remembered as a wonderfully creative and dedicated homemaker who loved her family deeply and gave so much of herself to everyone she cared about. During WWII, she aided the war effort by working at the US Steel Christy Park Works in McKeesport that were converted to produce Ammunition Shells. She was a member of St. Patrick Parish in Christy Park.

 
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Edward F. Buzek

May 27, 2019 |

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

Edward F. Buzek, age 88 of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Sunday, May 26, 2019 in Jefferson Hospital.  Born December 31, 1930 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late John and Anna (Leskovac) Buzek. 

 
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Lance A. Hall

May 27, 2019 |

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

Lance A. Hall, age 74 of North Huntingdon died Monday, May 27, 2019 at Forbes Regional Hospital. He was born June 5, 1944 in Pittsburgh, Pa, a son of the late Ralph E. and Mary Cuddy Hall. Prior to his retirement, Lance was employed as a carpenter and also as an assistant produce manager  for Foodland. After retirement he was employed by Kohl's stock department. He was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Dennis Harkins. He is survived by his beloved wife Janice Rietzel Hall, one daughter, Lana Harkins and one  grandson Joshua Hall. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Tues 4-7 p.m. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Donna M. Moss

May 25, 2019 |

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

Donna M. Moss, age 86, of North Huntingdon, formerly of West Mifflin, died May 24, 2019, at Southwestern Care Center. Born July 7, 1932, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Mary B. (Vignevic) Medic and the wife of the late Nicholas "Ray" Moss, Jr.

 
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Mark "Lizard" Leseman

May 25, 2019 |

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

Mark "Lizard" Leseman, age 64 of Irwin died May 24, 2019 at his home. He was born March 14, 1955 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Walter and Lorraine Sinclair Leseman. Mark was a car mechanic. He was preceded in death by his sister, RaeAnn Leseman, brother Thomas. He is survived by his daughter, Ashley, 2 grandchildren, two brothers, Walter Jr (Nancy), Charles (Roni); sister, Christine Leseman Skelly. Visitation Saturday, June 1, 2019 from 11 a.m -12 p.m. with a memorial service to follow at noon in the funeral home chapel. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the family. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Joseph R. Parknavy

May 24, 2019 |

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

Joseph R. Parknavy, 90, of White Oak, passed away Thursday, May 23, 2019, at Family Hospice & Palliative Care in Pittsburgh. Born Oct. 18, 1928, in New Castle, he was the son of the late Joseph and Anna Goffus Parknavy.

 
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Terri Lynn Hoffman

May 24, 2019 |

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

Terri Lynn Hoffman, age 57 of Elrama, died Wednesday, May 22, 2019. She was born August 16, 1961 in McKeesport and is the daughter of   Joan (the late Russell Ray) Dowling McConeghy of Finleyville. Terri was a former bus driver for the South Park School District and a member of St. Francis of Assisi Church, Finleyville. She loved camping and was a long-time member of Holiday Camplands in Pymatuning, Ohio with her husband Larry.

 
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Dolores B. Conley

May 24, 2019 |

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

Dolores B. Conley, 90, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, May 24, 2019 at Redstone Highlands, Greensburg.  She was born July 15, 1928 in Wilkinsburg, a daughter of the late Marjo and Jane (Fedon) Baney.  Dolores was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church and a graduate of Chatham Women's College.  She enjoyed golfing, traveling, attending theatre's and playing cards.   In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Duane C. Conley; and  brother, Louis Baney.  She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Tuesday from 3-7 p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, North Huntingdon.  Interment to follow in Restland Memorial Cemetery, Monroeville.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Lois Jean (Truxal) Fowler

May 23, 2019 |

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

Lois Jean (Truxal) Fowler, 88, of North Huntingdon, died Sunday May 19, 2019. She was born January 16, 1931 in Wilkinsburg, a daughter of the late Elmer and Irene (McKim) Truxal and was also preceded in death by her husband Irvin P. Fowler. She was a member of New Hope Presbyterian Church, North Huntingdon and enjoyed gardening and camping. She is survived by her children David C. Fowler and his wife Nancy, Dale I. Fowler and his wife Cheryl, and Sharon S. Priatko and her husband Chris; her grandchildren David C. Jr., Sandra, Chelsea, and Ashley; a brother John Truxal and his wife Jane; also nieces and nephews.
 
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Dorothy E. Tylavsky

May 23, 2019 |

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

Dorothy Tylavsky, 89, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at Walden's View, North Huntingdon.  She was born August 23, 1929 in North Braddock, a daughter of the late Ray and Helen Dedo Miller.  Dorothy was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Irwin and enjoyed shopping for clothes and visiting casinos.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lester N. Tylavsky; and brother, Raymond Miller.  She is survived by her sister, Beatrice Simon and her husband, Albert; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Friday from 3-7 p.m.  A funeral service will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Entombment will be private.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Westmoreland County Humane Society.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Annette (Kustra) Knoll

May 22, 2019 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Annette (Kustra) Knoll, 86, of White Oak, passed away Friday, May 17, 2019. She was born May 28, 1932 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Kazimierz and Mary Ann Kustra. She enjoyed playing bingo and doing puzzles while staying at The Oaks. Annette was preceded in death by her husband Robert Charles Knoll; her sisters and brother Marie, Helen, Theresa, and AL. She is survived by her children Ann Marie (Larry) Liberatore of Murrysville and Chris (Dave) Warren of North Huntingdon; grandchildren Shane, Kristy husband Dave, and Stephen; great-grandson Ethan; her sisters Nancy and Rita; sister in law Terry Knoll; and nieces and nephews. Interment will be private.
 


William E. Orris

May 22, 2019 |

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

William E. Orris, age 87, of McKeesport, died May 18, 2019, at The Palms At O'Neil. Born March 6, 1932, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late William and Irene (Toth) Orris and the husband of the late Mary (Gaudio) Orris.

 
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Delphine C. Sowa

May 22, 2019 |

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

Delphine C. "Del" Sowa, 86, of Liberty Boro, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. She was born December 30, 1932 in Port Vue and was the daughter of the late Thomas H.  and Elizabeth Taylor Mclean Roberts. She was the wife of the late John W. Sowa, who passed away February 6, 2008.  Delphine was a member of the Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall in West Mifflin and worked many years as a nursing assistant.  She loved playing cards, especially Pinochle, going to Kennywood and riding the Jackrabbit and Thunderbolt, and going to Pirates games, but most importantly, she loved spending time with her nieces and nephews.

 
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Mary R. Hollibaugh

May 21, 2019 |

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

Mary R. Hollibaugh, 73, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, May 20, 2019 at Excela Health Westmoreland.  She was born September 19, 1945 in East McKeesport, a daughter of the late Charles and Ester Aker  Kline.  Prior to her retirement, Mary was a secretary for Briarcliff Personal Care Home and later worked for Giant Eagle. She enjoyed baking, gardening and canning.   In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Patricia Clugsten and Nancy O'Bryon.  She is survived by her husband, Louis A. Hollibaugh; daughters, Elizabeth Cole and her husband, Donald, Janet Pampus and her husband, Chad; brothers, Chuck (Phyllis) Kline, James Kline; and grandchildren, Jake (Jennifer) Cole, Courtney Cole, and Kendra Pampus.  Family and Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com. Memorials may be made to the White Oak Animal Shelter.

 


Lia Sue Hummingbird-Ciszewski

May 21, 2019 |

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

Lia Sue Hummingbird-Ciszewski, 36, of White Oak, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, May 20, 2019. She was born August 31, 1982 in Raleigh, NC, and is the daughter of Linda Ree Nicholson of Dravosburg and J.D and Kara Hummingbird of Martinsburg, WV. Lia was proprietor of Massage 21 in White Oak. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, Chad Michael Ciszewski, and son, Declan Thomas Hummingbird Ciszewski,

 
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Robert C. Miller

May 21, 2019 |

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

Robert C. Miller, 80, of Coulter, passed away Monday, May 20, 2019 at his home.  He was born November 19, 1938 in Coulter, a son of the late Robert F. and Martha (Boullion) Miller.  Prior to his retirement, Robert was a boiler maker for US Steel.  He was an avid outdoorsman, and enjoyed shooting  trap at Shaner, hunting and fishing.  He is survived by his sons, Dennis Miller and his wife, Jill, Dale Miller, Duane Miller and his wife, Victoria; grandchildren, Katelynn (Dillon), Madison, Meagan, Riley, Natalie, Melissa and Jessica; and great-grandchildren, Arianna, Gavin and Gabriel.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.  A funeral service will be held on Thursday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment in South Versailles Cemetery, Coulter, Pa.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Ronald J. Revers

May 20, 2019 |

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

Ronald J. Revers, 70 of North Huntingdon, passed away suddenly May 19, 2019.  He is the  son of the late Stanley and Margaret Revers.  He is survived by his wife, whom he adored, Rose (Puhala) Revers; beloved daughter Melanie Lang; mother-in-law Irene Puhala; brothers Stan and Robert Revers; sister Darlene Revers; also nieces and nephews.  Ron was preceded in death by brother Gene Revers and sisters Dolly Iovino and Carol Kolano.  Friends received Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne, Wed. from 4 to 7.  A funeral blessing will take place Wed. at 6:30 pm with Father Tom Lewandowski. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made, in Ron's name, to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Way, Memphis, TN 38105

 


Edward Raymond Gumm

May 20, 2019 |

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

Edward Raymond Gumm, age 95, of North Huntingdon, passed away on Saturday, May 18, 2019. He was born September 13, 1923 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Leo and Mary Elizabeth (Zagoda) Gumm. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Irwin. Edward was a World War II Navy veteran that went on to own the Allegheny Bindery Corporation in Bloomfield before retiring. He is survived by children Dr. Edward A. (Nancy) Gumm and Joanne (Daniel) McCabe; grandchildren Scott (Shannon) Peters, Justin Gumm, Kristin (Justin) Kasprzak and Mindy (Tim) McCabe; great grandchildren Mason and Marlee Kasprzak; and nieces and nephews. 
 
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Robert J. "Bob" Cornell

May 20, 2019 |

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

Robert J. "Bob" Cornell, 81, of Washington, formerly of Buena Vista, died Sunday, May 19, 2019. He was born March 8, 1938 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Harold Cornell and the late Isabel Marie (Kelly) and Fred Krien. Bob was a retired Project Manager for South Hills Computer Center at Dick Corporation in Large. He worked there for 32 years. He was an avid golfer, and played with the Bull Chippers League at Butler's Golf Course since 1999. Bob was a life member of the Buena Vista Fire Company.

 
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Brandon M. Yednak

May 20, 2019 |

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

Brandon Yednak, 29, of McKeesport, died May 16, 2019. Born November, 12, 1989, in McKeesport, he was the son of Tammy (Moody) and the late Stephen Yednak, Sr. Brandon was always there for those he loved.

 
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Jean A. Pearson

May 20, 2019 |

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

Jean A. Pearson, age 90, of White Oak, died May 17, 2019, at Hempfield Manor, in Greensburg.  Born August 16, 1928, in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Anthony and Emilia (Barone) Giannantonio and the wife of the late Robert L. Pearson.

 
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Robert E. Hester III

May 19, 2019 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

Robert E. Hester III, 66, of McKeesport, died Friday, May 17, 2019 at Kane Regional Center, McKeesport.  Born in McKeesport on March 23, 1953, he was the son of the late Robert Emmett and Martha Minteer Hester II.  Bob was preceded in death by his sister, Mary C. Hester and is survived by cousins.  He was a member of Corpus Christi Church and a graduate of McKeesport Area High School.  Friends will be received in the Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 on Friday, May 24, 2019 from 6-8 PM, followed by a memorial service in the funeral home at 8:00 PM.

 


Arlene Gland Elias

May 19, 2019 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

Arlene Gland Elias, 82, of White Oak, died Friday, May 17, 2019.  Born in the Bronx, NY on July 8, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Max and Ethel Weintraub Gland.  She is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Sherman E. Elias, and by daughters, Ruth (Jacob) Gordon of Seattle, WA and Mimi (Mitch) Maizlech of Pittsburgh.  She was The Nana to Naomi (Aryeh) Ho, Aaron Gordon, Shui Maizlech, Sammy Maizlech, Sarah Baila Gordon, and the late David Menachem Gordon.  Great grandmother of Meir Ho and Dovid Simcha Ho, she is also survived by sisters, Claire Iszauk of McKeesport and Rosalie Opall of Uniontown.  A service will be held Monday, May 20, 2019 at 11:00 AM in the Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 with Rabbi Moshe Russell officiating.  Interment will follow in the New Gemilas Chesed Cemetery.  The family suggests contributions to the Congregation Gemilas Chesed, 1400 Summit Street, White Oak, PA  15131.

 


Benny Norris

May 18, 2019 |

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

Benny Norris, 92, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, departed this life on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 in AHN Jefferson Hospital.

He was born March 27, 1927 in Ensley, AL, son of the late Yancey Norris, Sr. and Rose Watson Norris Talley.  Benny was also preceded in death by siblings, Yancey Norris, Jr., Martha Norris-Hudson, Nelson Norris, and grandson, Russell Gallaway.

He was a member of Morning Start Baptist Church of Clairton and retired from US Steel.  Benny was also a proud United States Army veteran, who served during World War II. 

Surviving are his wife, Bessie Jean Norris of Pittsburgh; three children, Sandra (Roger) Norris-Stone of Lithonia, GA, Benny Norris, Jr. of Cleveland, OH, Alysa Norris-Hammons of San Francisco, CA; three grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends.

 
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Ryan Daniel Malady

May 18, 2019 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

On May 15, 2019 the Lord swiftly and suddenly came and took Ryan Daniel Malady, age 43, of Gibsonia, to be with Him in Heaven.

He leaves behind his loving wife, Dana Giugliano Malady and his precious children Michael, Juliana, and Mia.  Also survived by his parents, Sue (Sorg) and Dan Malady, his loving mother & father in-law Debbie (Pampena) and Tony Giugliano, brother in-law Anthony (Laura McCauley) Giugliano, niece and nephew Annabelle & Liam Giugliano and the many others who have loved him and will miss him.

Ryan had a special devotion and relationship with God and was a thoughtful husband and wonderful family man, who was always involved in the needs and activities of his children.  Ryan worked in medical sales for many years, where he loved having the opportunity to help so many people.  He loved golf, skiing at Hidden Valley with his family, running, and enjoyed all sports, especially the Steelers.  Ryan remained friends with his high school and college buddies and the people he met always appreciated his sense of humor, kindness and concern for others.

 
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Richard Stewart Mauger

May 18, 2019 |

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

It is with great sadness that the family of Richard Stewart Mauger announces his passing at his home in Forward Twp. after a long illness on May 18, 2019 at the age of 78 years.  Richard was born in Coulter, Pa., June 29, 1940 to Julius and Katherine Dickson Mauger.  Richard will be remembered by his wife of 53 years, Myrtle Zeh Mauger; and his children, Kathleen (Vince) Oddo, Jennifer (Jason) Meskanick; son, James Mauger; and daughter-in-law, Diane Tatrai Mauger.  Richard will be fondly remembered by his four grandchildren, Heather, Shannon (Kris), Vinny, Emma; and great-grandchild, Camden; sisters-in-law, Emma (Earl) Stiffey, Shirley (Hank) Chapman; and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his brother, Robert (Olive) Mauger and parents.  He was a member of Blyth Lodge #593 of West Newton and Tall Cedars Al-O-Mon Forest No. 138.  Visitation will be held on Tuesday  from 2-8 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  Blythe Lodge No. 593 service will take place at 7 p.m.   In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Reflections of Grace Foundation to promote pediatric brain tumor research and support at www.reflections of grace.org.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Bernard T. Gindlesperger

May 18, 2019 |

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

Bernard T. Gindlesperger, age 90, of West Newton, and formerly of Elizabeth and Clairton, passed away on Friday, May 17, 2019 at home. A retired small press operator with Fisher Body in West Mifflin, he loved visiting with family and friends, enjoyed cats and taking long rides in the car.

 
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Constance Krivanis

May 18, 2019 |

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

Constance Krivanis age 79, formerly of West Mifflin and Monroeville, on May 16, 2019, At Sunnyview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Butler, PA. She was the daughter of the late George and Mary (Gonos) Krivanis. Constance was retired from Equitable Gas as a Clerk. She was a member Sts. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church. She is survived by her lifelong friend and caretaker, Micheleen Ando, of Valencia, PA. There will be no visitation. Private burial will be at  Sts. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Cemetery. A Memorial Office of Christian Burial will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, Duquesne, PA, 412-466-3300.

 


John R. Voron

May 17, 2019 |

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

John Raymond Voron, 58, of North Huntingdon, passed away in his sleep Thursday, May 16, 2019. He was born May 18, 1960 in Alexandria, VA, a son of the late John Thomas Voron and late Nancy M. Foley Voron. John was a graduate of Westmoreland Community College and Norwin High School. John served in the US Navy; surviving brothers, Mark T., Vincent J. (Salima), and Nicholas A. (Mary), daughter, Nicole Paulovich (Darrin), and granddaughter, Peyton Paulovich. A Byzantine Catholic funeral service will be held at James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, on Saturday May 18, 2019 at 10:30 am. Interment to follow at Long Run Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to St. Stephen’s Byzantine Catholic Church. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Hazel Coberly

May 17, 2019 |

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

Hazel Coberly, 76 of McKeesport died, May 15, 2019 at UPMC McKeesport Hospital. She was born July 6, 1942 in North Huntingdon, a daughter of the late Frank and Stella Pedro Stepansky. Hazel loved spending time with her family and treasured her time with her grandson.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Scott Coberly, one brother, Joseph Stepansky, two sisters, JoAnn Piovesan, Eleanor Kimling. She is survived by her daughters, Kimberly A and Patricia L. Coberly, Pamela S. Guyer and her husband, Robb, Tiffany J. Coberly, grandson, Ethan Guyer, two sisters, Frances Paolitto, Marcella Pesker, numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon Tuesday 10-1 pm. with a service following at 1 p.m in the funeral home chapel. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to her family. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Valerie A. Hrynyk

May 16, 2019 |

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

Valerie Hrynyk, age 62, of McKeesport, died May 15, 2019, at home. Born July 12, 1956, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of Adrian Hrynyk of McKeesport and the late Regina (Skop) Hrynyk.

 
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Karen Litzinger

May 16, 2019 |

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

 

Karen Litzinger, age 74, of Pitcairn, died Thursday, May 16, 2019. She was born in Pittsburgh on October 8, 1944 and is the daughter of the late Walter and Dorothy Bungert Argall.

 She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Dave Litzinger; sons, David (Annie) Litzinger of Irwin and Brian (Maria) Litzinger of Apex, NC; grandchildren, Elise an Brendan Litzinger; sisters, Arlene (the late George) Saula of Grampian, PA and Melanie (William) Hansen of North Huntingdon, PA; nieces and nephews, Shani (Dane) Germuska, Shara Hopkins, Brent (Chrissy) Hansen and Brynn (Phil) Morgan and numerous great nieces and nephews. Karen was a devout family-oriented person…family always came first.  She and her husband, Dave, visited Hawaii (which was Karen’s lifelong dream) for their fortieth wedding anniversary.

 Family and friends will be received at Striffler’s of White Oak Cremation and Mortuary Services, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, 412 678 6177) on Sunday, May 19, 2019 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm. Services will be held in the funeral home chapel on Monday, May 20, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. with her nephew, Brent Hansen, officiating. Entombment will follow.

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

 


Joan A. Virgona

May 16, 2019 |

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

Joan A. Virgona, age 80 of Clairton, passed away on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 in Jefferson Hospital.  Born June 23, 1938, she was a daughter of the late Harry J. and Anna Marie (LaValle) Phillips.  A former sales associate at Skapik's and a cook for the former Keck's Restaurant and St. Clare School, Joan was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish, ran the summer lunch program at the 10th. St. Playground, was active with the Sons of Columbus Santa Maria Council #4, and was a bowling coach for the Special Olympics.  She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Domenic V. Virgona; her children Kim (Bill) Nickolich, Debra (David P.) Maksin, Beverly Virgona, and Domenic J. (Vanessa) Virgona, all of Clairton; her grandchildren Laura Nickolich, Domenic J. Virgona, and David S. (Allison) and Heath Maksin; her great-grandson Liam Mizak; her sister Harriet B. (the late Alan) Seng of Bethel Park; and also nieces and nephews. 

 
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Lena (Como) Caione

May 16, 2019 |

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

Lena (Como) Caione, of Glassport, and formerly of White Oak and Versailles, died May 14, 2019, at her home.  Lena was born in Palena, P. Chieti, Italy, a daughter of the late Giuseppe and Assunta (Testa) Como.  She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Anthony Caione.

 
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Cathyanne (Milto) Ferree

May 15, 2019 |

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

Cathyanne Ferree, age 71 of Bethel Park, passed away on May 13, 2019 at St. Clair Hospital. She worked as a sales associate at Shadyside Natural Food, Sunny Bridge Natural Foods and Cafe in McMurray, and was a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Bethel Park, PA. Born December 12, 1947 in Pittsburgh, she was a daughter of the late George and Ann (Madjea) Milto. Cathyanne is survived by her husband, Alvin "Al" Ferree II; children, Natalie (Joshua) Friedrich Mance of Pittsburgh, Matt (Sheba) Ferree of North Versailles, and Ian (Amanda) Ferree of Greensburg; grandchildren, Brooklyn Best, Savannah and Christopher Roose, Atheana Miskalis, and Kylee Ferree; brother, George (Toni) Milto of York; nieces and nephews. 

 
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Irvin "Kili" Green, Jr.

May 15, 2019 |

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

Irvin "Kili" Green, Jr., 48, of Clairton, Pennsylvania, departed this life on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in UPMC McKeesport Hospital.

He was born April 28, 1971, in Pittsburgh, PA, son of the late Irvin and Joan Green East.  He was also preceded in death by his sister, Valerie Green, and brother, Mark Green.

Kili was a graduate of Clairton High School and played little league Baseball and Varsity Football.  He was an avid sneakerhead and also loved collecting and wearing ball caps! Kili’s true passion was cooking.  Cooking was an extension of love for Kili and everyone who had the opportunity to enjoy a meal made by him could taste this.

 
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Wade B. Ancarana, III

May 15, 2019 |

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

Wade B. Ancarana, III, 38, of McKeesport, passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2019. He was born September 23, 1980 in McKeesport and was the son of Wade B. "Huck" (Sharon) Ancarana of Elizabeth Township and the late Denise Marcel (Waugaman) Ancarana who passed away March 22, 2016. Wade was a Master Mechanic for the City of McKeesport.

 
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Patricia A. Monoyoudis

May 15, 2019 |

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

Patricia A. Monoyoudis, age 84, of White Oak died Tuesday, May 14, 2019.  She was born in McKeesport on December 13, 1934 and is the daughter of the late George and Elsie Peterson McAdoo. She is the wife of the late George Monoyoudis.  She was employed by the city of McKeesport where she served as the City Administrator. She held the position of Treasurer in 1976 and served in various capacities throughout the years.  She was employed part time at Compacting Tooling, Inc. in Elizabeth.  She was a member of the former McKeesport Symphony Board and the Jodie Matta-Dillinger Cancer Care Foundation at UPMC McKeesport, she was a McKeesport High School graduate and loved working on the reunion committee and she was a member of the Friday Lunch Group.

 
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Jeanetta M. Zerbe

May 15, 2019 |

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

Jeanetta M. Zerbe, 38, formerly of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at Excela Health Westmoreland.  She was born September 7, 1980 in West Chester, Pa., a daughter of Nancy Lynn Zerbe and the late Joseph P. Zerbe Jr.  Jeanetta was a 1999 graduate of Norwin Senior High school and employed by Jaffrey's Restaurant.  She was a member of Circleville United Methodist Church and enjoyed spending time with her son, Tyrone and crocheting.  She was preceded in death by her sister, Jada Zerbe.  She is survived by her son, Tyrone Zerbe; and brothers, Joseph, Jason and Benjamin Zerbe.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 167 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.  A funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. in  Circleville United Methodist Church.  PLEASE GO DIRECTLY TO THE CHURCH.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Circleville United Methodist Church, Animal Friends, or to the family for funeral expenses.   www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Gladys K. Milliken

May 14, 2019 |

By Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home | Posted in: Jefferson Memorial Cemetery Funeral Home

Gladys K. Milliken, age 91, of Houston, formerly of Roanoke, WV went to be with her Lord and Savior on May 13, 2019.

She loved canning, gardening, and spending time with her grandchildren. Gladys is survived by her beloved children, Ida Kay McClellan, Dennis L. (Judith) Milliken, William Thomas Milliken; grandchildren Jason Milliken, Joseph Niklas, Holly  Milliken, Amie Milliken Laura McClellan, Rebecca  (Marc) Vlainich, Rachel (Roger) Lemley, Kaylee McPherson, host great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, daughter in-law Patricia Milliken, brother Ralph (Betty) Smith, niece Carol Smith Lantz and as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends.

 
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Dominga "Minga" Breletic

May 14, 2019 |

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

popupDominga "Minga" Breletic, age 94, of McKeesport, died May 13, 2019, at UPMC McKeesport.  Born April 19, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Maria (Gonzales) Juarez and the wife of the late George R. Breletic.

 
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Lance Elliott Robinson, Sr.

May 14, 2019 |

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

Lance Elliott Robinson, Sr., 42, of McKeesport, Pennsylvania, departed this earthly life on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, in McKeesport.

He was born February 15, 1977, in McKeesport, son of Beatrice Jeanette Crutchfield Robinson and the late Jeffrey Wayne Robinson.  Lance was also preceded in death by his stepfather, Lance Wyley and grandparents, Charles and Edith Crutchfield and Stanley and Louise Robinson.

He was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church of McKeesport.  Lance worked as a chef.

 
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Frank "Frankie" Truesdale

May 13, 2019 |

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

Frank "Frankie" Truesdale, 71, of McKeesport, Pennsylvania, departed earthly life on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, in UPMC McKeesport Hospital.

He was born December 2, 1947, in McKeesport, PA, son of the late William Frank and Mattie R. Barber Truesdale.  He was also preceded in death by his brother Robert Truesdale,

Frankie was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church, a graduate of the McKeesport Area High School, and a graduate of Triangle Tech, where he earned an Associate degree; He also proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War Era.  Frankie had a great sense of humor and loved to joke around.  He was an avid fisherman, enjoyed traveling and gardening--both vegetables and flowers, worked as a jitney driver, and also served as an Advocate for Narcotic Anonymous at the Harrison Village Recreation Center.  Frank worked as a Laundry Supervisor for VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System Highland Drive.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Leslie C. Truesdale of McKeesport;  daughter, Sharese N. Truesdale; granddaughters, Raven, Ryan, and Rayn; great-granddaughter, Ariah Armstrong; siblings, Danny (Ellie) Luckett of Kansas City, KS, Williams G. (Nicole) Truesdale of Newberry, SC, Cathy (Anthony) Truesdale Davis of Penn Hills, Rev. Esther (James) Washington of Pittsburgh, Jacquelyn (John) Burke of Cypress,TX; Step Mother Ollie Truesdale of Penn Hills; Goddaughter, Gabrielle Rodgers, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and many loving friends.

 
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John Hazy

May 13, 2019 |

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

John Hazy, age 100, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Sunday evening May 12, 2019, at the Southwestern Assisted Living Facility in West Mifflin. Born July 24, 1918 in Wickhaven, he was a son of the late Peter J. and Anna (Chaybin) Hazy. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by wives, Margery (Shaver) Hazy of 35 years, and Anna (Francesconi) Trafalis Hazy of 19 years; and by his brothers Joseph, Steve and James Hazy, and sisters, Margaret Renn and Mary Lomagno. 

 
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Frank L. Vogel, Sr.

May 13, 2019 |

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

Frank L. Vogel, Sr., 77, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Sunday, May 12, 2019. He was born June 26, 1941 in Pittsburgh and was the son of the late Florence M. and Clara (Mense) Vogel. Frank was a member of New Hope Assembly in Elizabeth Township and was a retired Painter. He is survived by his wife, Juanita Marie Martini, sons, Frank Lawrence (Ruth Carter) Vogel, Jr., of Trenton, OH, and Steven John Vogel of Pittsburgh, daughter, Tina (Michael) Crovak of Elizabeth Township, sister, Jan (Jim) Vogel Geiselhand of Beaver Creek, OH, brother, Larry (Edna) Vogel of Mercer, grandchildren, Stephanie Fusco/Hrubik, Brittany Boyle/Crovak, Robert Anthony Vogel, Lindsey Crovak, and Matthew Lawrence Vogel, great-grandchildren, Anthony Scott Hrubik, and Lucas Nathaniel Hrubik, and nieces and nephews. There is no visitation. A Celebration of life service will be private. Arrangements are by the 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

 


Beatrice J. Rybacki

May 13, 2019 |

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

Beatrice J. Rybacki, age 69, of Elrama, passed away on Friday, May 10, 2019 at Jefferson Hospital. She retired as a secretary for Dick Corp. in Jefferson Hills and was a former secretary for Michael Adams Esq. in Pleasant Hills. A former member of St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church in Elrama, she enjoyed flea markets, making cakes for birthdays, weddings and special occasions, and always had a kind and generous heart and a special love for children. .

 
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Rose Marie Hanicak

May 13, 2019 |

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

Rose Marie Hanicak, 91, of Irwin, passed away Sunday, May 12, 2019 at Golden Heights Personal Care Home, Irwin.  She was born September 12, 1927 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Matthew and Mary (Yedinak) Kaftanich.   Prior to her retirement, Rose was a registered nurse for Mercy Hospital and a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church and funeral choir.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Hanicak; and sisters, Katherine Lindamood, Dorothy Faix and Eleanor Zuber.  She is survived by her sons, Donald J. Hanicak and his wife, Nancy, Robert P. Hanicak, Kenneth L. Hanicak and his wife, Robin, John E. Hanicak and his wife, Julie; daughter, Karen L. Foster and her husband, William; grandchildren, Tanna and Christopher, Cassandra and Jeff, Sasha and Tyler, Scott, Dakota and Chris; and great-grandchildren, Camryn, Triston, Colby, Grayson and Avery.  Friends will be received on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, North Huntingdon.  Interment will be private in Visitation Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Franciscan Mission Associates, P.O. Box 598, Mount Vernon, NY  10551-0598 in memory of Rose Marie Hanicak.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Bruce M. Gray

May 12, 2019 |

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

Bruce M. Gray, age 70, of North Versailles, passed away Saturday, May 11, 2019. He was born April 27, 1949 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Edwin and Alice Gray. He was a Navy veteran that went onto work as a supervisor at the Westinghouse plant in East Pittsburgh before working for the State of Pennsylvania in the welfare office in McKeesport. He was a member of the Elks in North Huntingdon. He is survived by his loving wife of over 47 years Janice Gray; children Jack (Jennifer) D’Amico, Tara (Michael) Barone, John (Meredith) Gray and Jason (Andrea) Gray; and grandchildren McKenzie Gray, Victoria Barone, Theodore “Teddy” Gray, Charlize “Charlie” Gray and Michael Barone. 
 
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Elizabeth Andrejcak

May 12, 2019 |

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

 Elizabeth Andrejcak, age 81, of White Oak, PA, died May 10, 2019, at home. Born January 31, 1938,  in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Emory Honick and the late Mary (Yuhas) Honick and the wife of the late Donald G. Andrejcak.

 
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Delilah M. Donoghue

May 11, 2019 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

Delilah M. Donoghue, 66, of McKeesport, died Friday, May 10, 2019 at her home.  Born in Wilkinsburg, PA on December 18, 1952, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Betty Hockenbery Obies.  Wife of the late James Donoghue, she is survived by her children, Allan Jenkins of Land O Lakes, FL, Eric Jenkins of East McKeesport, Melissa Willis of McKeesport, Connie Rondinelli of Ross Township, Richard Jenkins of West Mifflin, Matthew Potter of McKeesport, and Holly Potter of McKeesport, also by 24 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.  She was a former member of the Rainbow Girls and enjoyed her volunteer work for the Salvation Army.  Friends will be received in the Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 on Friday, May 17, 2019 from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM.  A service will be held in the funeral home on Friday at 11:00 AM with Pastor Doug Burns officiating.  Interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery.  The family suggests contributions to the Salvation Army.

 


Bertha M. Launonen

May 11, 2019 |

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

Bertha M. Launonen, age 107, of McKeesport, died May 10, 2019, at Riverside Care Center. Born July 5, 1911, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Anelia (Bober) Gibala; and the wife of her beloved second husband, the late Albert Launonen and first husband, Martin Kaminski.

 
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Sylvia L. Lerro

May 10, 2019 |

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

Sylvia L. Lerro, age 83 of Liberty Borough, passed away on Friday, May 10, 2019 in John J. Kane Regional Center, McKeesport.  Born November 3, 1935 in Baldwin, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Anna (Miller) Datig.  A member of St. Mark's Parish, Sylvia was the co-proprietor of Jo-Lynn's Pizzeria in Liberty Borough with her late husband of 49 years, Joseph C. Lerro, who passed away on March 3, 2006.  Sylvia is survived by her daughters Linda (Donald) Chapman of Liberty Borough and Jodi Staab of Elizabeth Twp.; her grandchildren Jarrett (Melanie), Tony, Shawn (Jackie), Nicole, Tammy (Jeff), and Brittany; her great-grandchildren Ava, Christian, Luca, Vico, Makayla, Gianna, and Sterling; her brother Greg Datig of California; and also many nieces and nephews, especially her nephew Craig Galick who helped immensely with her care.  

 
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Joseph V. Sikora

May 10, 2019 |

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

JOSEPH V. SIKORA age 89, of West Mifflin, on May 9, 2019. He was a son of the late Frank and Anna (Rytkowski) Sikora. Joe was retired from US Steel - Duquesne Works. He enjoyed gardening and sharing his homegrown vegetables with his neighbors, socializing, shuffleboard, watching movies, horseshoes, shooting pool, and playing basketball when he was younger. Beloved husband of 50 years to the late Marie (Axelson) Sikora; father of Frank J. (Laura) Sikora of Lexington, KY, Gary J. Sikora of Manassas, VA, Shari M. Sikora of Philadelphia, PA; grandfather of Nicole, Michael, Derek, and Kelly Sikora; predeceased by brothers and sisters, Alex Sikora, Stanley Sikora, Alice Corvino, and Agnes F. "Aggie" Cerpani. Visitation Saturday 6-8 p.m. and Sunday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300, where his Funeral Services will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. Pastor John Gropp officiating. Burial will be in Lebanon Church Cemetery, West Mifflin.

 


Elinor Kramer

May 10, 2019 |

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

Elinor Kramer, age 91 of Cumming, GA and formerly of Pittsburgh, passed away on Friday, May 10, 2019.  Born May 9, 1928 in Pittsburgh, she was a daughter of the late Morris and Bertha (Bergman) Calig.  Elinor worked with her husband, the late Alvin Kramer, as sales representatives for Leco Electric Co. and also as a court reporter and instructor for court reporters.  She is survived by her twin daughters Adele Caplan of Cumming, GA and Marcy (Richard) Ruben of Cumming, GA; her grandsons Adam (Amy nee Rosner) Caplan, Aaron (fiancee Lauren Fehl) Ruben, Justin (Jessica nee Effren) Caplan, and Zachary (fiancee Ema Alvarez) Ruben; her great-grandsons Ryan and Graham; and her great-granddaughters Jana and Daniella.  A private graveside service will be held at the convenience and request of her family at Beth Shalom Cemetery in Shaler Twp.

 
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Elizabeth R. Yuhasz

May 10, 2019 |

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

Elizabeth R. Yuhasz, 95, of West Mifflin, died May 9, 2019.  She is the daughter of the late Stephen and Theresa (Franczi) Muranyi and beloved wife of the late Joseph J. Yuhasz.  She is survived by her daughter Betty Ann Petrozza of Cranberry Twp.; grandchildren Jessica Yuhasz, Christopher Petrozza and Allison Petrozza; great grandchildren Kalil Bell and Dylan Petrozza; nephew Joe (Ann) Topper; niece Judy (Bill) Kerns and dear friend Bonnie Brown.  She was preceded in death by her son Stephen Yuhasz. Elizabeth was a member of Ressurection Church in Homeville. Funeral arrangements by Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home.

 


Elmer L. Tremont

May 09, 2019 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Elmer L. Tremont, 89, of Fort Myers, Florida, born on November, 26, 1929 in McKeesport, entered into eternal rest on May 3, 2019. He was a graduate of and football letterman for the University of Miami, and a Veteran of the United States Army where he served in the Korean War.
 
He was a retired coach and educator for Cypress Lake High School in Fort Myers, where he coached the boys football and basketball teams and the girls basketball team. He was in the Lee County School Athletic Conference Hall of Fame and the Florida Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame, and the co-founder of Hillmyer-Tremont Foundation which provides scholarships to athletes. He loved his family, he enjoyed golfing, and was an avid University of Miami fan.
 
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Jack "Max" Unger

May 09, 2019 |

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

Jack "Max" Unger, age 80 of McKeesport, passed away on Thursday, May 9, 2019 in John J. Kane Regional Center in McKeesport.  Born October 22, 1938 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Max and Dorothy (Weinberg) Unger.  A US Army Veteran who served in the occupation of Berlin, Max retired after 29 years as a lieutenant with the McKeesport Police Department.

 
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Edward R. Skuhrovec

May 09, 2019 |

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

Edward R. Skuhrovec, age 72 of North Huntingdon, passed away peacefully in the home he grew up in, according to God's plans as the family had hoped for, on Wednesday, May 8, 2019.  Born March 12, 1947 in McKeesport, he was one of two sons, along with his brother Rudy, of Rudolph and Mildred (Pfiefer) Skuhrovec.  Edward was a music and sports lover from an early age.  As a member of the first graduating class of Port Vue-Liberty High School (now South Allegheny), he was in the band for 8 years, serving as head drummer for 5, and was a member of the 1965 WPIAL Section 14 championship baseball team.  After graduation, he began his career of fifty years, for US Steel at Homestead and Clairton, as a member of the United Steelworkers Union #s 1397 and 1557, and also as a member of the Boilermakers Union #154. 

 
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Rev. John Joseph Cuccaro

May 09, 2019 |

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

Rev. John Joseph Cuccaro, 68, fell asleep in the Lord on Saturday May 4, 2019, in U.P.M.C. Presbyterian, Pittsburgh three weeks shy of his 40th Anniversary as a priest.

Born in Irwin, June 23, 1950, Father John, as he was affectionately called, was the only child of the late Angelo Joseph and Anna (Kochik) Cuccaro. A Priest of the Byzantine Catholic Archeparchy of Pittsburgh, Father John was the current Pastor of SS. Peter & Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, Duquesne, and the Administrator of Ascension Byzantine Catholic Church, Clairton.

Ordained on May 27, 1979, Father John served the Archeparchy of Pittsburgh at St. Michael, Sharon, PA, SS. Peter & Paul, Warren, Ohio, St. Mary, Morgantown, W. VA, St. Nicholas, Newtown, PA, St. Michael, Pleasant City, Ohio, Infant Jesus of Prague, Boardman, Ohio, Protection of Mary, Homer City, PA, Holy Cross, Coal Run, PA, St. Nicholas and Transfiguration, both in McKeesport, PA, St. John Chrysostom and Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, both in Pittsburgh, PA, St. Michael in Hermitage, PA, and SS. Peter & Paul, Braddock, PA.

 
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Joan Kemp Beissel

May 08, 2019 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Joan Kemp Beissel passed away on May 7, 2019, at the age of 89. A lifelong resident of Elizabeth Township, she was born January 18, 1930, to the late Thomas and Mary Moore Dierker Kemp. She was predeceased by her husband of 65 years, Donald E. Beissel, her twin sister, Jean Matezik, and her brother, Thomas Kemp. She is survived by her two daughters, Vickee Altman, and her husband Gary, of Uniontown, and Wendee Lindsey and her husband Randy of Elizabeth Township and her three grandchildren, Alan Lindsey, and wife Brittany, of Liberty Boro, Stephanie Altman of Raleigh, NC., and Abigail Altman of Baltimore, MD. 

She graduated from Clairton High School in 1947 and attended the Allegheny General Hospital School of Nursing where she obtained her license as a registered nurse. She completed her nursing education with a BSN from California University of Pennsylvania. She worked as a registered nurse at the McKeesport Hospital in the premature infant nursery, but perhaps is best remembered for her many years as a school nurse for the Elizabeth-Forward School District.

She and her husband Don enjoyed retirement by hosting pig roasts for their family and friends at their backyard swimming pool and by traveling throughout North America in their motor home, sometimes even wintering in southern climates. They also traveled to such places as Hawaii, Italy, England, Mexico and the Caribbean. A highlight was sailing through the Panama Canal.

Family and friends will be received at the S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6thStreet, Clairton, PA, 15025, on Friday, May 10, from 2 – 4 PM and 6 – 8 PM, a short memorial service will be held at 7:30pm with a repose to follow at the LochMon Tavern, 2510 Lincoln Boulevard, Elizabeth, PA., 15037. A private committal will occur at a later date at Jefferson Memorial Park. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Monkey’s House Hospice of Burlington County, NJ, a no-kill shelter for dogswith terminal diagnoses or hard to adopt disabilities. http://www.monkeyshouse.org/cms.

 


Karen Molinari

May 08, 2019 |

By James F. Kutch Funeral Home - Crematory | Posted in: James F. Kutch Funeral Home - Crematory

On Thursday May 2, 2019, Karen Ann, age 67 of McKeesport passed away peacefully.  Mother of Keith Molinari, and Lisa (Tim) Hiatt.  Sister of Gary Hall, Jeff Hall, and Debbie Hall.

 
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Mildred A. Estochin

May 08, 2019 |

By James F. Kutch Funeral Home - Crematory | Posted in: James F. Kutch Funeral Home - Crematory

On Saturday May 4, 2019, Mildred, age 91, of East McKeesport, went to be with her Lord.  Beloved wife of 44 years to the late Edward Estochin, who passed in 1991.  Loving mother of Edith (Jack) Spell of West Mifflin, Edward (Jessie) Estochin of West Mifflin, Mildred Estochin of West Mifflin, Martina (James) Hull of East McKeesport, and George (Mary) Estochin of Melecroft.  Nineteen grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and preceded in death by one grandson.  Millie was once the local “Queen of Country” with her band “Millie and Her Country Buddies”, which included Millie, her husband and 2 sons.  Millie also went on to play with many stars from Nashville and West Virginia.  As a child, she was the marble champion of the neighborhood.  In high school, Millie played trumpet, violin, sang in chorus, and was a guard on the basketball team.  Millie’s family thanks Three Rivers Hospice for their compassionate care.

 
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Stella Sophia (Poremba) Zafaras

May 08, 2019 |

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

Stella Sophia (Poremba) Zafaras, 90, a resident of Amber House, Mt. Pleasant, formerly of North Versailles, died Sunday May 5, 2019. She was born March 21, 1929 in Timblin, a daughter of the late Valentine John and Mary Magdalene (Sejmej) Poremba and was also preceded in death by her husband Charles Zafaras and siblings Valerie Rupp, Margaret Mikulich, and John and Chester Poremba. Stella was a retired administrator for Braddock General Hospital and a longtime active member of St. Robert Bellarmine Church, East McKeesport. She was a longtime volunteer for Meals-On-Wheels and a member of the Red Hatters. She is survived by her children Sylvia J. Kelly of McKeesport, Craig A. Zafaras of Yukon, and Cheryl J. Early and her husband Scott of Carmel, IN; 6 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, also nieces and nephews.
 
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John M. Sasala

May 08, 2019 |

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

John M. Sasala, age 63, of Jefferson Hills, formerly of Swissvale and Elizabeth, passed away on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at home. A retired truck driver for Harsco Metals in West Mifflin, he enjoyed camping. Born June 7, 1955 in Pittsburgh, he was a son of Elizabeth (Fedele) Sasala of Jefferson Hills and the late Andy Sasala, and husband of the late Elizabeth Ann "Pinky" (Anderson) Sasala. 

 
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Kristine E. (Odorcich) Baldridge

May 08, 2019 |

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

Kristine E. (Odorcich) Baldridge, age 65 of North Huntingdon, passed away on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 in UPMC Shadyside Hospital.  Born July 14, 1953 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Helen (Wasko) Odorcich.  A member of St. Agnes Parish in North Huntingdon, Kristine was a senior administrative assistant to the chief of trauma at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, where she wrote grants and was in charge of the residency program.  Before that, she served in the same role with the plastic surgery department at Children's Hospital.  Kristine was also very active with the PTA at Norwin School District.

 
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Edward Geletko

May 07, 2019 |

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

Edward Geletko, age 87 of Clairton, passed away on Monday, May 6, 2019 in Southwestern Nursing Center in West Mifflin.  Born October 9, 1931 in Clairton, he was a son of the late John and Ann (Zofchak) Geletko.

 
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Kirstin Rae Kerrigan

May 07, 2019 |

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

Kirstin Rae Kerrigan, age 22, of Arona, passed away tragically in an automobile accident Sunday, May 5, 2019. She was born July 25, 1996 in Greensburg, a daughter of Regis and Kimberly (Anderson) Kerrigan of Arona. She worked as a bar tender and server at Rialto in Greensburg for the last three years. She was a gymnast and enjoyed coaching at Ultimate Gymnastics in Delmont. In addition to her loving parents, she is survived by her sister Corinne Kerrigan (boyfriend Garrett Staff) of McKeesport; grandparents Chris and Genny Triponey; aunts, uncles and cousins.

 
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Andre Randolph Hopkins

May 07, 2019 |

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

Andre Randolph Hopkins was born on November 8, 1975, in McKeesport, PA.  He was the eldest of four sons born to the late Juanita C. Hopkins Edmond.  He was called home on Friday, May 3, 2019, at UPMC East Hospital in Monroeville, PA.

Andre was born a special needs child and the doctors said he would not live beyond three years. But God saw differently; we were blessed to have him in our lives for 43 years.

Andre had a love for all people.  He attended church and was especially fond of praise & worship.  He loved going to his day program where he enjoyed working with his hands; but not so much in the last six months.

Andre was an organ donor and at least five recipients will be blessed because of his unselfish Act of Love.

 
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Linda Joyce (Herriott) Garrett

May 07, 2019 |

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

Linda Joyce (Herriott) Garrett, 69, died May 6, 2019. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1350 Locust St., McKeesport, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Arrangements are in charge of Robert A. Waters Funeral Home, Inc.

 


Marlene Jacobs

May 07, 2019 |

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

Marlene Jacobs, age 82, of McKeesport, died Tuesday, May 7, 2019.  She was born in McKeesport on April 11, 1937 and is the daughter of the late Max and Jeanette Berger Neiman.  She was an office manager for many years at the office of Dr. James Auslander.

 
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Susan Lynn Hall

May 07, 2019 |

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

Susan Lynn Hall, 60, of Forward Township, passed away Monday, May 6, 2019. She was born November 21, 1958 in Pawtucket, RI, and was the daughter of the late Shirley Hays. Susan was a member of Madonna Del Castello Catholic Church in Swissvale. She was a Manager of a Howard Johnson's Restaurant and was also a Caregiver and Nanny. 

 
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Patricia A. Crain

May 06, 2019 |

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

Patricia A. Crain, age 70, of White Oak died Monday, May 6, 2019.  She was born in Pittsburgh on January 17, 1949 and is the daughter of the late Raymond and Gertrude Cavanaugh Crain.  She was employed at UPMC McKeesport in the Dietary Department for 20 years until she retired.  She is a member of St. Patrick Church and its Christian Mothers, East Allegheny AARP, Mon Valley Life Span in Olympia Shopping Center, Three Rivers Hospice Support Group and the YMCA in Wilmerding. She is survived by her siblings; Jeanne (Thomas) Sandusky of New Britain, Kevin Crain of White Oak, cousins; Sage Cavanaugh and Mark Crain, many nieces, nephews and friends.

 
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Regina M. Stretavski

May 06, 2019 |

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

Regina M. Stretavski, age 59 of Baldwin, passed away on Sunday, May 5, 2019 in Jefferson Hills Manor.  Born July 15, 1959 in Pittsburgh, she was a daughter of the late Regis Allen Stretavski, Sr. and Margaret (Marcin) Stretavski.  A member of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church in Baldwin, Regina was a lovely and loving woman and quite a talented vocalist and guitar player.  She is survived by her son Julian Stretavski; her grandchildren Johann S. and Eleanor M. Stretavski; her siblings James and Kevin (Pat) Stretavski, Roberta (Mark) Szekeres, Michele (David) Savinda, and Renee (Ron) Mitko; and also many nieces and nephews.  Besides her parents, Regina was preceded in death by her siblings Lavern McCartan, Regis Allen Stretavski, Jr., and Mary Lu Burkett.  

 
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Beverly Grace Dornberger

May 06, 2019 |

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

Beverly Grace Dornberger, 82, of Versailles, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May  4, 2019. She was born March 25, 1937 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Robert and Katherine  (Bangert) Pierce and was the wife of the late Thomas Jacob Dornberger, Sr.

 
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Thomas S. “T-Bone” Welsh

May 05, 2019 |

By Administrator | Posted in: James F. Kutch Funeral Home - Crematory

On Monday March 4, 2019, Thomas S. “T-Bone” Welsh, 61 of North Versailles Twp. passed away.  Beloved son of the late John P. and Anna Mae (Anawalt) Welsh. Preceded in death by his son Nicholas Welsh and brothers John “Jackie” Welsh and William “Boz” Welsh.  Survived by Loving Sister Jodi (Nick) Glova, grandson Nikolai Welsh and ex-wife Rene, with whom he maintained a close friendship. Service will be held at a later date. Arrangements in charge of James F. Kutch Funeral Homes & Crematory, 433 Lincoln Highway, East McKeesport.

 


Karen Molinari

May 05, 2019 |

By Administrator | Posted in: James F. Kutch Funeral Home - Crematory

On Thursday May 2, 2019, Karen Ann Molinari, age 67 of McKeesport passed away peacefully.  Mother of Keith Molinari, and Lisa (Tim) Hiatt.  Sister of Gary Hall, Jeff Hall and Debbie Hall. Friends received Monday 2pm-4pm & 6pm-8pm at James F. Kutch Funeral Homes & Crematory, 433 Lincoln Highway, East McKeesport. Service Tuesday 11am at the funeral home.  Burial will follow at Grandview Cemetery.

 


Kathryn Gephart

May 05, 2019 |

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

Kathryn (Coleman) Gephart, age 97, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Jefferson Hospital. Born October 16, 1921 in Jefferson Hills, she was a daughter of the late James and Emma Maude (Hindman) Coleman and wife of the late James A. Gephart.

 
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Nancy M. Zilich

May 05, 2019 |

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

Nancy M. Zilich, age 67, of McKeesport, died May 4, 2019, at home. Born February 28, 1952, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Florence (Kowalski) Rodman and the wife of the late Michael Zilich.

 
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Carol A. Lilley

May 04, 2019 |

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

Carol A. Lilley, age 81, of McKeesport, died May 3, 2019, at Manor Care of Cannonsburg. Born March 17, 1938, in Cincinnati, OH, she was the daughter of the late Rev. Alan and Aileen (Sheehan) Caley and the wife of the late Rev. Dr. Reginald G. Lilley for over 45 years.

 
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Edward M. Lis

May 04, 2019 |

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

Edward M. Lis, age 66 of Dravosburg, died Friday, May 3, 2019. He was born January 2, 1953 in Munhall, the son of the late Edward and Jenny Bolger Lis. He is survived by his wife Danae W. Lis; daughters, Jennifer and Suzanne Lis of Port Vue; step-children, Goldie Himes of Butler, Daniel Cummings of Port Vue; sister Lisa (Peter) McKeone of Liberty Borough, also 16 grandchildren. Edward was preceded in death by his brother John Lis and step-son Lars Olson.

 
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Norman J. Vargo

May 04, 2019 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Norman J. Vargo, 85, of North Huntingdon passed away peacefully on Friday, May 3, 2019 after an amazing life that saw him go from the rugged Steel Valley to various places around the world. Born in Munhall on March 23, 1934, he was the doting husband of 61 years to his sweetheart Audrey (Cawley) Vargo and the loving father of Mark (Sharon) Vargo, of North Huntingdon; Michael (Brian) Vargo, of Mt. Joy; Sandee Vargo, of North Huntingdon and Gary (Taryn) Vargo, of Irwin. His legacy lives on through his grandchildren Christopher (Tiffany) Vargo, of North Huntingdon; Sean (Erin) Vargo, of North Versailles and Tennyson Vargo of Irwin.
 
Stormin’ Norman, as he is known both locally and nationally, was the Sports Editor of The McKeesport Daily News covering six Super Bowls, two world series, four MLB All-Star Games, three NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs, two US Opens, three world championship boxing matches, Pitt’s incredible run to the 1976 National Championship, the 1980 Olympic Games in Lake Placid, and countless local and scholastic sporting events.
 

 
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Helen Brulja

May 03, 2019 |

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

Helen Brulja, age 92 of McKeesport, passed away on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 in Southwestern Assisted Care Center in West Mifflin.  Born December 1, 1926 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Ljubic) Brulja.  A member of St. Mark's Parish in Port Vue, Helen worked as a clerk for the Westinghouse Corp., was a member of the CFU Lodge #146 and it's Ladies' and Pensioneers' Clubs, and was also an original member of the Penn-Sembles.  She is survived by nieces and nephews, but was preceded in death by her siblings: Kathern Brulja, Frances Sopko, Ann Bastasic, Mary Sipkovich, and Matt, Bruce, and William Brulja.  Friends will be received in the Daniel F. Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory, 4504 Walnut Street, Versailles, on Sunday, May 5, 2019 from 6 to 8 PM.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, May 6, 2019 at 10 AM in St. Mark's Parish, Port Vue Site.  Interment will follow to Sacred Heart Cemetery, Port Vue. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Edwin J. Weldon

May 03, 2019 |

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

Edwin J. Weldon, age 82 of Versailles, passed away on Thursday, May 2, 2019 in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital.  Born March 4, 1937 in Philadelphia, he was a son of the late James C. and Marie (Weber) Weldon.  Edwin worked as a salesclerk at Sears at South Hills Village; he was a member of St. Patrick's Church in McKeesport; a US Air Force Veteran of the Korean War; and a member of both the Versailles and Lester V.F.C.  

 
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Vincent Palmer, Jr.

May 03, 2019 |

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

Vincent Palmer, Jr., age 88, of McKeesport, died May 2, 2019, at Canterbury Place of Lawrenceville. Born December 31, 1930, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Vincent and Rosaria (Previtera) Palmer and the husband of the late Elizabeth "Betty" (Campbell) Palmer for over 58 years.

 
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Paul A. Mastylak

May 02, 2019 |

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

Paul A. Mastylak age 64, of West Mifflin, formerly of Duquesne, on May 1, 2019. He was the son of the late Paul B. “Farmer” and Mary Margaret (Urda) Mastylak. Paul was a former welder. He loved his two grandchildren and enjoyed golf and hockey. Husband of 41 years to Georgeanne “Gege” (Wentroble) Mastylak; father of Paul “PJ” (Kirstin) Mastylak of Scott Twp.; grandfather of Tanner and Harper Mastylak; brother of Sandy Smouse of West Newton. Visitation on Monday May 6th from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC. 915 Kennedy Ave. Duquesnse, PA 412-466-3300 where a blessing service will be held on Tuesday May 7, 2019 at 10 a.m. Rev. Thomas Lewandowski officiating. Burial will be in St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cemetery, West Mifflin. 

 


John D’Amico

May 02, 2019 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

John D’Amico, 77, of Elizabeth passed away peacefully May 1, 2019.  He is the son of the late Francesco and Assunta (Iannotta) D’Amico and beloved husband of the late Natalie (Kochuba) D’Amico.  He is survived by his sons Anthony (Lisa) D’Amico and John (Mary Beth) D’Amico; daughter Tina (Scott) Bryer; grandchildren Tully, Oakley, Reid, Max, Nico, Joseph, Jack, Sophia, Luke, Scarlet and Heinz; sisters Immaculata (the late Andreo) Renzi, Antoinette (Giuseppe) Iannotla, Pasqualina (Remiggio) Ciampi, Palmina (Nunzio) D’Agostino, Giulia “Catherine” (the late Domenic) DiStasi, Maria (the late Alberto) Chiarizio; brothers Giuseppi (Rita) D’Amico; brother in law Steve (Janet) Kochuba, the late Valerian Kochuba, and sister-in-law Kathy Oliver.  He was preceded in death by brothers Mike (the late Annie) D’Amico and Dominic (the late Betty) D’Amico.  John was a retired Quality Insurance Inspector for Bettis Atomic; was a member of Christ the Light of the World Parish; K of C (where he was a past Grand Knight) and Sons of Italy (where he was a past President.  Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport, Sat. from 6-8 and Sun. from 2-4 and 6-8.  A funeral mass will be held Mon. at 12:00 pm at Holy Name Church with Father Carmen D’Amico and Father Tom Lewandowski.  Interment following Round Hill Cemetery.

 


Helen Layhue

May 02, 2019 |

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

Helen Layhue, age 93, of North Huntingdon, formerly of Glassport, died May 1, 2019, at UPMC McKeesport Hospital. Born September 24. 1925, in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Catherine Bienkowski and the wife of the late Thomas Layhue, Sr.

 
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Marlene Unrath

May 01, 2019 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Marlene Unrath, 86, of Pleasant Hills, passed away at ManorCare Nursing Home on April 30, 2019.  She was born January 16, 1933, to the late Michael and Mary Repko Visokey.  Marlene is survived by her daughter; Lori Ann Bagley of Pleasant Hills, sons; Patrick “Sonny” (Jane Bowen) Unrath of Port Vue, and Darrell (Laurie) Unrath of Forward Township, grandchildren; Dylan (Helen) Unrath, Michael (Ashley) Unrath, Ryan (Sarah) Cunning, Jesse and Willie, great grandchildren; Ryan Jr., and Nathaniel and many nieces and nephews.  Marlene was preceded in death by her husband William P. Unrath Sr. of 61 years, sons; Gregory, Douglas and William Jr. Unrath, and daughter in law, Marcia Unrath.  She was a parishioner of St. Thomas A Becket church, and a nurse anesthetist.  Family and friends will be received on Friday, May 3, 2019, from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6TH St, Clairton, PA 15025.  A service will be held 10:00 am, Saturday, May 4, 2019 at SM FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, followed by a committal service at Christ Our Redeemer Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to St. Judes Childrens Hospital at 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or American Cancer Society at 320 Bilmar Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 


June A. Schantz

May 01, 2019 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

June A. Schantz, 76 of Pittsburgh, died April 27,2019.  She is the daughter of the late Logan and Bernette Gardner and wife of the late Jack Schantz.  June is survived by her daughter Kim O'Brien; grandchildren Jordan Rush, Nikola Sigmund and Dustin Rivera; daughter-in-law Pam Rivera; sisters Mary Siegfried and Melissa Gardner; brother David Gardner and Sierra Geist and Daisha Geist, whom she treated as her own grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by sons John, Michael and Gilbert Schantz and grandsons Jonathan and Jacob Booth and Chad Schantz.  Funeral arrangements by Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport.

 


Carol Ann Lasich

May 01, 2019 |

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

PLEASE NOTE, DUE TO DOWNED POWER LINES AT AND AROUND OUR CLAIRTON LOCATION, THE VISITATION AND FUNERAL FOR CAROL ANN LASICH IS BEING MOVED TO OUR ELIZABETH LOCATION, 221 N. 2ND. AVE., ELIZABETH, PA 15037.  

Carol Ann Lasich, age 79 of Clairton, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 30, 2019.  Born November 19, 1939 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Carmine and Mildred (Vuksic) Rodino.  A graduate of Clairton High School and a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish, Carol's family will remember her as the kindest, gentlest woman and an amazing mother, a fantastic grandmother to her granddaughter, but "GiGi" to many more.  Besides her parents, she joins her husband of 46 years, Robert M. Lasich, who passed away July 2, 2011.  Carol is survived by her children Lori Lasich of Rostraver Twp. and Robert (fiancee Kate E. Dadum) Lasich of Clairton; her granddaughter Isabella Patch; her sister Irene Plesniak of Elizabeth; and also nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.  

 
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