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Mary (Vockley) Koshut

August 18, 2019 |

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

Mary (Vockley) Koshut, 92, of Duquesne, peacefully fell asleep in the Lord on Friday, August 16, 2019. Born November 28, 1926 she was the daughter of the late Mile and Bozicha Vijaklija. She was the beloved wife of the late William Joseph Koshut. She is survived by two sons,  William John (Lynn) Koshut, and Thomas Michael (Erin) Koshut , a daughter, Theresa Koshut, and four grand children, Cara, William Joseph, Mary Addison, and Samuel Koshut. She was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, Duquesne.

 
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Mark J. Lazzaro

August 18, 2019 |

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

Mark J. Lazzaro, 76, of North Huntingdon, went to be with his Lord and Savior August 17, 2019. He was born September 21, 1942 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Joseph J. and Josephine M. (Mazzei) Lazzaro. Mark was a bus driver for most of his working life and drove over 3,600,000 miles as a safe bus driver. He worked for Lincoln Coach, Pennsylvania Coach, 88 Transit, and Community Life. He also worked at Sam’s Club. At age 59 he rode his bike with friends 45 miles from Ohiopyle to Sutersville.
 
Mark excelled at everything he did. He was a member of Norwin Christian & Missionary Alliance Church where he served as an elder, a devoted Sunday school teacher and was in charge of the church van. Mark battled cancer courageously and valiantly with a trust and faith in Jesus as his savior beyond all measure. Mark was a Marine Corps disabled veteran and a member of the Marine Corps League.
 
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Bruce A. Rush

August 18, 2019 |

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

Bruce A. Rush, age 66, of Smithton and formerly of Clairton, passed away on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at home. He was a retired millwright at U.S. Steel National Tube in McKeesport and a U.S. Navy Veteran of Vietnam. He was a member of the Smithton American Legion Post #790 and an avid tournament pool player in the APA League.

 
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Theodore M. "Bud" Schorr

August 18, 2019 |

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

THEODORE M. "BUD" SCHORR age 97, of West Mifflin, on August 16, 2019 at the home of his son. He was a son of the late Theodore and Irene (Manns) Schorr. Bud was retired from US Steel Duquense Work. A member of St. Joseph's Church, Duquense. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, writing to people and traveling. He proudly served his country in the Navy during World War II; husband of the late Mary Jane (Dougherty) Schorr; father of Janice Schorr of Salt Lake City, Utah and Paul (Amy) Schorr of West Mifflin; also five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren; brother of Jerry Schorr of White Oak, Rene (late Jim) Eisenhuth of Boalsburg, PA, the late Alberta Schorr, late Walter Schorr, late Theresa (late Bob) Fontanese, late Dolores (late Joseph) McKenna and late Mary (late Thomas) McAraw. Visitation Monday, August 19th from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave. Duquense 412-466-3300 where a blessing service will be held on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph's Church at 10 a.m. Celebrated by his nephews, Rev. John McKenna and Deacon Thomas McAraw. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery in West Mifflin with Military Honors. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project . 

 
 
 


Kenneth R. Rhodes Sr.

August 17, 2019 |

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

Kenneth R. Rhodes Sr., 56, of Irwin, died Saturday August 10, 2019. He was born December 9, 1962 in McKeesport, a son of the late David and Frieda (Miteneger) Rhodes and was also preceded in death by brothers Thomas and James Rhodes. Ken was a retired cook. He is survived by his children Tanya Edwards, Kenneth R. Rhodes Jr., and Brittany Rhodes; nine grandchildren; and the mother of his children Barbara Baxley.
 
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Theresa P. King

August 17, 2019 |

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

Theresa P. King, age 88, of West Mifflin passed away on August 16, 2019. She was born in McKeesport on Sept. 12, 1930. She was preceded in death by her parents, Peter and Nellie (Opilowski) Pobojeski, and 13 brothers and sisters.  She was retired from Equitable Gas Company after 34 years in billing.  She is survived by her loving daughter, Tracy King of Denver, CO, her grand dog Lola, and nieces and nephews. Services will be private.  Arrangements entrusted to Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home, Duquesne, PA.

 


William Richard Brown

August 17, 2019 |

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

William Richard Brown , 92, of Elizabeth Township, passed away at home on Friday, August 16, 2019. He was born February 7, 1927 in Elizabeth and was the son of the late Homer R. and Marjorie  (Thompson) Brown.  He was the  husband of the late Vera  (Meyers)  Brown who passed away October 17, 2012. They were married for 63 years. He was a member of the Elizabeth United Methodist Church and was a WWII US Navy Veteran. William was a retired Teacher and Counselor at North Irwin and Bethel Park School Districts.

 
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Col. Eugene Stanley Lynch

August 16, 2019 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Col. Eugene Stanley Lynch, 85, of Springfield, Va., died August 6, 2019. He was the son of Charles and Viola Lynch.

Survivors include his beloved wife of 62 years, Virginia Lynch who he referred to her as honey or sweetie and first met her as part of his First Holy Communion class 14 years earlier; sons Michael E. Lynch, William S. Lynch, Brian Lynch; daughters Kathleen Pepper, Pamela Ott; grandchildren, Jeremiah, Sammy, and Kristopher Pepper, Michelle Appel and Matthew Lynch, Courtney and Julianna Ott; great grandchildren Ben and Alexis Pepper; brother Henry Lynch; sister Eleanor Nigro; and wonderful nephews and nieces. Gene was predeceased by his brothers Carl and Leonard Lynch, sister Dolores Gabany.

Gene was a Cadet at West Point as part of the Class of 1956. He attended daily Mass at the Catholic Chapel which helped him throughout his four years. He was an excellent athlete and loved playing intramural sports with lacrosse being his favorite. He was a US Army Ranger Paratrooper in the 11th Airborne Division. He served in the Field Artillery during the Vietnam war. During his military service Gene coached his children’s sports teams and teaching his players the fundamentals. Coach Lynch immensely enjoyed his players improvements over the course of the season and his players loved playing for him. He served as an Usher and handed out bulletins at church.

After retiring from the Army in 1982, Colonel Lynch worked for Applied Research Corporation on NASA programs and later for Metters Industries rising to Chief Operating Officer until retiring from private industry.

 
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Vameer Davis

August 16, 2019 |

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

Vameer Davis, 37, of Rickenbacker, Ohio, departed this life on Saturday, August 10, 2019, in Hamilton Township, Ohio.

He was born August 8, 1982, in Pittsburgh, PA, son of Leevan and Ruth Lena Davis of Charlotte, North Carolina.

Vameer formerly attended Creative Ministries Berachah, while residing in the McKeesport area.  He worked for a shipping and handling company in Columbus as a Forklift Operator.

Left to cherish his memory are his mother and father, Leevan and Ruth Lena Davis of Charlotte, North Carolina; children, DeShea Davis and Triston Davis and their mother and his devoted companion of fourteen years, Britney N. Brown all of McKeesport; siblings, Leevan Jefferson of Florida, VanTara Burney of Kings Mountain, North Carolina, VanLavar and Leticia Davis of Turtle Creek, VeeJay Davis and Vonbreem and Kayla Davis both of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Jessica Gentile of Penn Hills, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

 
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Col. Paul R. Flebotte

August 16, 2019 |

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

 
Colonel Paul R. Flebotte, Army, Retired, age 79, of North Huntingdon, PA, passed away August 13, 2019. He was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, the son of French Canadian immigrants. He spent 30 years of service in the Army.
 
Paul began his military career by volunteering for the draft and enlisting in the infantry. During this period he served one year in Vietnam. After two years he enrolled in Officers Candidate School and received his commission upon graduation. Paul served a second tour in Vietnam. Military intelligence was his specialty. He served most notably as Army Attaché in Saudi Arabia and Morocco and Defense Attaché in Tunisia.
 
He is survived by Kathy, his wife of over 49 years, and by his son Shawn and wife Crystal; grandchildren Brendan, Olivia, Delaney and Landon; sister Esther Donahue; niece Renee Spring and husband Fred; nephew Mark Donahue and wife Kerry.
 
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Robert Pliska

August 16, 2019 |

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

Robert Pliska, age 72, of White Oak, died August 15, 2019, at home. Born January 20, 1947, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Mike and Victoria (Crocak) Pliska and the husband of the late Michelle (Sullivan) Pliska.

 
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Gloria Vereb

August 16, 2019 |

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

Gloria (Marochak) Vereb, age 64, of Belle Vernon, formerly of Elizabeth, passed away on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at Greenery Center for Rehab and Nursing. She was a sales representative for Hanover Foods and a member of St. Sebastian Parish in Belle Vernon. 

 
 
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Kathleen L. McKeown

August 16, 2019 |

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

Kathleen L. McKeown, 63, of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday, August 15, 2019.  She was born April 12, 1956 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Robert and Lois (Bell) Russi.  Kathleen was a graduate of Peters Township High School Class of 1974, and  loved to read and enjoyed making crafts.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, D.J. McKeown; and daughter, Dana Lynn McKeown.  She is survived by her loving husband of 42 years, David McKeown; brothers, Robert Russi, Brian Russi and his wife, Lisa;  Carol Dempsey and her husband, Joseph, Cheryl McIntyre and her husband, Danny; father-in-law, Eugene McKeown and his wife, Fran.  Friends will be received on Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  A funeral service will be held on Tuesday at a time to be announced. Interment to follow in South Versailles Cemetery, Coutler, Pa.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Norwin Lions Club for further assistance for the Blind. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Donald Anthony "Tony" Riggs

August 15, 2019 |

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

Donald Anthony “Tony” Riggs, age 66, of McKeesport, died Tuesday, August 13, 2019.  Born on April 7, 1953 and is the son of Lula Mae Riggs of McKeesport and the late Robert Bradley.  Donald was a graduate from McKeesport Area High School.  He was previously employed at Rendulic Meat Packing, Christy Park Works and retired from Port Authority after 26 years of service.  Starting from when he was a young boy, he loved all musical instruments, but especially the saxophone, and eventually became a member of The Workshop Band.  In addition, he was a member of the local F & AM Masonic Lodge.  Tony was loved by all who knew him and could be found with a smile on his face.

 
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Sophie R. Martin

August 15, 2019 |

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

Sophie R. Martin, 92, of White Oak, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 14, 2019. She was born November 12, 1926 in Corry and was the daughter of the late Stanley and Mary Slensky Romanosky.  She was the wife of of  Samuel A. Martin, who passed away January 24, 2003. She  was an active member of First Evangelical Free Church in McKeesport, she loved her church family and was involved with their White Cross Committee and other committees there.

 
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Mae Emily Anischenko

August 15, 2019 |

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

Mae Emily Anischenko, 85, passed away Thursday, August 15, 2019 at Eldercrest Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.  She was born, May 11, 1934 in Duquesne, daughter of the late Emil and Helen (Sveda) Anischenko.  Prior to her retirement, Mae was a nurses aid and a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish and AARP.  She is survived by her two brothers, Philip Anischenko and his wife, Elena and Paul Anischenko; sister, Pauline Nagy; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Monday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, North Huntingdon.  Interment will follow in St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Russian Cemetery, West Mifflin.   In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association in memory of Mae.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Joyce Berkovitz

August 15, 2019 |

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

Joyce Berkovitz, age 82, of White Oak, formally of Glassport, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Wed. Aug. 14, 2019. She was born in McKeesport on Oct. 6, 1936 and is the daughter of the late Benjamin and Dorothy Monheim Miller. She is the wife of the late Bernie Berkovitz. Joyce was a travel agent for over twenty years for the Four Seasons Travel Agency. She was a member of Bnai Brith, a life member of Hadassah, and the former Tree of Life Congregation where she served as a past president.

 
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Rose Marie Baglos

August 15, 2019 |

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

Rose Marie (Lame) Baglos passed away on Saturday, July 20, 2019, surrounded by family. She was 82. Rose Marie is survived by her husband, Robert George Baglos (86), her two sons: Robert Joseph (62) and Rory George (58), her daughter-in-law Maryanne, her granddaughter Jaclyn Christine (27), and her great-granddaughter Evelyn Fae (10 months).

 
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Marla Del Keefer

August 13, 2019 |

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

Marla Del Keefer, 54, of Sutersville, passed away at home on Saturday August 10, 2019. She was born October 6, 1964 in Gratztown and was the daughter of Richard Matthews of Sutersville and the late Doris (Woods) Matthews. In addition to her father, she is survived by her husband of 35 years, Ronald Lee Keefer, Jr., sons, Ronald Lee Keefer III, of West Newton,, Richard (Daenne) Keefer of Collinsburg, and John (Christine) Keefer of North Huntingdon, grandchildren, Lillian, Addie, Ridley, and Aubree, brothers, Vincent (Marcie) Matthews of Sutersville and James (Bonnie) Matthews of Cowensburg, and nieces and nephews. There is no visitation. Arrangements are by the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, inc. 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, Director. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 


Diane M. Tauber

August 13, 2019 |

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

Diane M. Tauber, 65, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, August 12, 2019 at her home surrounded by her family and friends.  She was born May 30, 1954 in McKeesport, daughter of the late George and Elizabeth (Mellor) Tauber.  Prior to her retirement, Diane was previously employed by Mine Safety, Cleaveland Price Inc., and General Carbide.  Diane and her camera were inseparable and this could be seen through her many pictures of the local wildlife that were admired by many.  She was loved and will be missed by all who knew her.  She is survived by her husband, Donald Gold; son Jesse Petrulak and his wife, Paula; brother, Denny (Carol) Tauber;  two grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.  Friends will be received from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  A memorial service will follow at 10:30  a.m.

Be your dog's hero and make a donation to ChaseaWayK9cancer.org in Diane's name as she would have wanted.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Joseph W. Hornfeck

August 12, 2019 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Joseph W. Hornfeck, 66,  of Port Vue, died Aug. 12, 2019.  He is the son of the late John and Dorothy Hornfeck.  He is survived by his beloved wife, Mary Ann (Zavalydriga) Hornfeck; daughter Jomi (Chris) Richards; sister Louise Rarick; brothers John (Vickie) Hornfeck, Bobby (Tammy) Hornfeck, Raymond Hornfeck, David Hornfeck  and Jimmy Hornfeck; also 2 grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.  Joe was retired from Tube City, Inc. and was a member of Port Vue United Methodist Church.  Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home,  Glassport Thurs. from 5 to 7.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family.

 


Harry Durick

August 12, 2019 |

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

Harry Durick, 87, of North Huntingdon, passed away peacefully Monday, August 12, 2019 at home with his family by his side.  He was born, February 20, 1932 in Pittsburgh, son of the late Alan and Nancy (Sullivan) Durick.  Prior to his retirement, Harry was a diesel mechanic for Penske Truck Leasing.  He enjoyed listening and dancing to Polka music, roller skating, fixing cars and deeply loved his family.  He is survived by his wife, Helen Lesko Durick; son, Richard Durick and his wife, Karen; five daughters, Susan Samery and her husband, Patrick, Linda Jeffery and her husband, Jack, Judy Waibel and her partner, Jim, Diane Pecora and Joe,  and Patricia Petrosko and her husband, Rob; seven grandchildren, Abby, Hannah, Rachel, Jake, Jeff (Gloria), Jessie (Victor)  and Justin (Joy); five great-grandchildren, Gavin, Owen, Lillie, Maddie and Caleb.  Friends will be received from 11 a.m.  to 3 p.m. on Thursday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  The family would like to extend a special thank you to Jim Forbes for his care and compassion.   In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Westmoreland County Humane Society.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Brandon McKinley Clifford

August 12, 2019 |

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

Brandon McKinley Clifford, 28, of Pittsburgh, departed this life on Wednesday, August 7, 2019, in UPMC East Monroeville.

He was born October 17, 1990, in McKeesport, son of Bonnie M. Clifford of Clairton and the late Guy S. Hurt.  He was also preceded in death by his grandparents, Martha and Philip Clifford.

He was a 2009 graduate of Clairton High School and attended Pittsburgh Job Corp.  He worked as a Certified Nurse's Assistant, Caregiver, and Home Health Aide.

Left to cherish his memory are his mother, Bonnie M. Clifford of Clairton; son, Demetrius Lindsay of East Pittsburgh; Godmother, with whom he resided, Arletta Williams of Pittsburgh, six brothers, Breylon M. (Toni) Clifford of United States Navy Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, Bryon M. Clifford of Clairton, Guy Hurt, and Terry Hurt, Todd Hurt all of McKeesport, Caleb Hurt of Uniontown; grandparents, Sanford and Barbara Hurt of Clairton, Cecilia Williams; Godbrother, Tyler Williams; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends.

 
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Robert J. Fulmer

August 12, 2019 |

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

Robert J. Fulmer, 60, of North Huntingdon, died Sunday August 11, 2019 at home. He was born April 26, 1959 in Greensburg, the son of Caroline E. (Harrold) Fulmer Swanson and the late Robert Fulmer. Bob was a graduate of Norwin High School, Class of 1977, and a retired concrete finisher. He was a member of Shafton Volunteer Fire Department and served as a trustee. In addition to his mother he is survived by his sister Laurie J. Nock, his nieces and nephews Nicole Paulovich and Jacob, Karlie, and Damon Nock and his great grandniece Peyton Paulovich.
 
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Irene M. Polakovic

August 12, 2019 |

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

Irene M. Polakovic age 91, of West Mifflin on August 10, 2019. She was a daughter of the late Theodore “Frank” and Veronica (Lokay) Matola. Irene was a clerk typist for the government in WWII. She was a member of Holy Trinity Church, West Mifflin and Ascension of Our Lord Church in Clairton. She was a member of the former Holy Trinity Christian Mothers where she was the vice president and program chair lady. A lector for 26 years, and a girl and boy scout leader. She was a member of Chee Chee Colo Club since its inception. One of the first two women to be on the Holy Trinity School Board and a graduate of Clairton HS class of 1946. Beloved wife of the late Stephen Francis “Pucki” Polakovic; mother of Stephanie (Edward) Glazar of N. Huntingdon, Karen Polakovic of West Mifflin, Mark (Beth) Polakovic of Franklin Park, Dr. Laura (Derek) McNeill of Fombell and Melissa (Domenic) D'Andrea of Pleasant Hills; grandmother of Allison Glazar, Sarah (Dan) Klicker, Renee Polakovic, Celeste (Troy) Schaltenbrand, Mallory Polakovic, Spencer McNeill, Trevor McNeill and Lilianna D'Andrea; great-grandmother of Zack Glazar, Elijah and Audrey Klicker; predeceased by her brothers and sisters, Elizabeth Fairchild, Susan Knieling, Mary Fincik, John Matola, Andrew Matola, Ann Jassem, George Matola and Verne Ondick; also survived by nieces and nephews.

 
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John Richard Evanko, Sr.

August 11, 2019 |

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

John Richard Evanko, Sr. 76, of Elizabeth Township, formerly of Versailles, passed away Saturday, August  10, 2019. He was born October 12, 1942 in Duquesne and was the son of the late John and Mary (Logo) Evanko. John was a member of St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church in McKeesport and was retired from US Steel Clairton Works.

 
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Marsha M. Chomanics

August 11, 2019 |

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

Marsha M. Chomanics, 77 of North Huntingdon died August 10, 2019. She was born March 10, 1942 in McKeesport, daughter of the late Joseph and Marie Kandcer Alfer. Marsha was employed as a cafeteria worker for the Norwin School District and at Redstone Highlands. She enjoyed crocheting, crafts, plants and cooking. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Joseph, Robert and Ronald Alfer. She is survived by her husband Michael, sons Michael (Laura), Mark (Suzanne), granddaughter LeeAnn (Brandon) Meyer ,three great grandchildren Vincent, Francis and Lillian, brother Anthony (Amy) Alfer, sister Patricia (Kenny) Spencer. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Tuesday from 3-7 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Patricia Ann Petro

August 11, 2019 |

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

Patricia Ann Petro, 61, of Westmoreland City, passed away August 9, 2019. She was born January 16, 1958 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Alex and Betty (Dobson) Churilla. Prior to her retirement, Patty was a hairdresser for Edwards in Irwin and was a member of First Assembly of God of Irwin. She enjoyed taking cruises with her family, crafting, decorating her home and playing Bingo. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Carl Churilla. She is survived by her daughters, Amanda Cottrill and her husband, Morgan, and Elizabeth Petro; brother, Mark Churilla; sister, Mary Schneider; two grandchildren, Layla and Landon; nieces, Mindy, Jenn and Kate. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA on Wednesday from 2-6 PM with a service to be held at 6 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


David Paul Amendola

August 10, 2019 |

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

David Paul Amendola, 57, of Elizabeth Township, passed away at home on Tuesday August 6, 2019. He was born April 14, 1962 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Anthony L. and Mildred A. (Landstrom) Amendola. David worked for Caruso Cabinet Co in North Huntingdon and was a member of the Buena Vista Fire Co, and the Bowlers N-AT bowling league.

 
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Daniel D. Possumato

August 10, 2019 |

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

Daniel D. Possumato, age 96, of White Oak, born on June 25, 1923. Husband of the late Fortunata “Becky” Possumato, he is survived by his brother Sam of Atlantic, Iowa and two sons: Dave Possumato of N. Versailles and Daniel Possumato of Brunswick, Maine.

 
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Adella A. Kitchen

August 10, 2019 |

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

Adella completed her journey on earth and God called her home to be with Jesus on Friday, August 9, 2019.  Born December 17, 1927 in McKeesport, Adella was a daughter of the late Joseph and Caroline (Englot) Waszczak; and wife of the late Ralph C. Kitchen, of McKeesport. Adella, a devoted wife, mother, Grandma/Nana and GiGi, was a member Journey by Grace Free Methodist Church, Belle Vernon.  She will be remembered for her legendary hugs, hearty handshakes, instantaneous smile and asking everyone she met: “Do you know Jesus?” 

 
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Irene Teresa Consales

August 10, 2019 |

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

Irene Teresa Consales, 91, of White Oak, passed away peacefully on Friday, August  9, 2019. She was born May 20, 1928 in Versailles and was the daughter of the late George and Anna Korodi Lukas. Irene worked as a librarian for Westinghouse Energy Center and was a former member of St. Angela Merici Church in White Oak.  She loved to play scrabble, was excellent with words, and loved Reader's Digest.  Irene was also an excellent cook and she was known for her cheesecake, which was the pride and joy of every party, but most importantly she loved her children and her grandchildren.

 
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Janet Marie Kalkbrenner

August 09, 2019 |

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

Janet Marie Kalkbrenner, 77, of West Newton, passed away unexpectedly, Friday, August  9, 2019. She was born June 16, 1942 in Elizabeth and was the daughter of the late Woodrow Daugherty and Ethel Weatherwalk Moreland. Jan worked for over 20 years as a tax preparer for H&R Block at their West Newton and Belle Vernon locations.  She was a loving wife, amazing mother and second mom to many, a proud grandmother, both a girl scout and cub scout leader, and also a softball coach.

 
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Tarquinio Joseph D’Onofrio

August 09, 2019 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Tarquinio Joseph “Tar” “Terry” D’Onofrio, 67, of McKeesport, formerly of Clairton, passed away on Monday, August 5, 2019. He was born in McKeesport on June 10, 1952 to the late Angelo and Elizabeth Skufca D’Onofrio. He is survived by niece, Sherry Andreo, as well as many, many friends. Tarquinio was a faithful member, attendee, and volunteer of St. Marks Parish. He was known for his faith, as well as his kind and gentle disposition. Tarquinio enjoyed playing pool, reading, sports, and loved drinking coffee. Services have been entrusted to S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th St, Clairton, PA 15025. A graveside service will take place at St. Clare of Assisi Cemetery, Worthington Ave, Clairton, PA 15025, to be presided by Father Wagner, on Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at 12:00.  A church service in honor of Tarquinio will take place at a later date. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


Ruth N. Bryan

August 09, 2019 |

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

Ruth N. Bryan, 97, of Elizabeth Township, formerly of McKeesport, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday August 8, 2019. She was born July 6, 1922 inMcKeesport and was the daughter of the late George Dewey and Nellie (Cavoiola) Shaw. She was the wife of the late Edwin J. Bryan who passed away June 23, 1996. Ruth was a member of Praise Assembly in North Versailles.

 
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Dorothy Ann Kalkbrenner

August 09, 2019 |

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

Dorothy Ann Kalkbrenner, age 79, of Liberty Boro, died Thursday, August 8, 2019.  She was born in McKeesport on October 1, 1939 and is the daughter of the late Andrew and Anna Strager Lucas. She retired from Braddock Hospital, then worked in personal care at Glen Shaw Woods in McKeesport, then at Kelli Home Health Services. She loved spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her daughter, Wendy Mosqueda of Glassport; grandchildren, Christopher Mosqueda, Tyler and Spenser Kalkbrenner, and Alexis Brown; great-grandchildren, Alivia, Jackson, and Colton.   She was preceded in death by her son, Ted Kalkbrenner

Services were held at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation and Mortuary Services, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131, (Sue Striffler Galaski, supervisor, 412 678 6177).  To share a memory or condolence, visit strifflerfuneralhomes.com.

 


Casimira Rogowski

August 08, 2019 |

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

Casimira Rogowski, 83, passed away Friday August 2, 2019 at her home in North Huntingdon. Beloved wife of Jaroslav “Jerry” Rogowski.  Cassie loved spending time with her family, traveling with her family and reading. She was always there to lend a hand to others and was an attentive and loving grandmother.  As Buddha said, if you light a lamp for someone else, it will also brighten your path. Cassie brightened the lives of many during her life.

Surviving her are two sons John Rogowski, of East McKeesport and Michael Rogowski, of Park City, UT; and their spouses, Cheryl Rogowski and Putul Rogowski, her brother Zdzislaw (Jerry) Zawada, five grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

 
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Patricia Ann Cadman-Kelly

August 08, 2019 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Patricia Ann Cadman-Kelly, 85, of West Mifflin, formerly of Homestead, passed away on Thursday, August 8th, 2019 at Southwestern Assisted Living. She was born in Emlenton, PA on March 3rd 1934, to the late Louis and Helen Schratz Uramey.  She was the loving wife of the late John W. Kelly. Patricia is survived by daughters, Lynn (David) Wolkiewicz of West Mifflin, Patricia (Donald) King, of Rostraver, sons, Robert (Maxyne) Cadman, of Cranberry, Timothy (Denise) Cadman, of Castle Shannon, Jeffrey Cadman, of Venetia, eleven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Patricia was preceded in death by her sister LaVerne Danko. Arrangements have been entrusted to I.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 203 4th Street, Dravosburg, PA 15034. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Cocker Spaniel Adoption Center at www.cockeradoptions.org, or PO Box 1704, Westminster, MD 21158-5704. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


Irene Helman

August 08, 2019 |

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

Irene (Lomis) Helman, age 91 of Clairton, passed away on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at Jefferson Hospital.  Born August 14, 1927 in Clairton, she was a daughter of the late John and Suzanne (Majer) Lomis.  She obtained an Associate’s Degree from C.C.A.C., was a retired medical assistant for Jefferson Hospital in Jefferson Hills, was the former secretary at First Presbyterian Church in Clairton, and a long time member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary.  She was a member of Wilson Presbyterian Church in Clairton.  Irene was also the caregiver for her nephew James Lomis.  She joins her husband, the late Ralph J. Helman Sr..  

 
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Marlene Sabol

August 08, 2019 |

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

Marlene Sabol, age 82 and formerly of Elizabeth, passed away on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 in Shady Grove Nursing and Rehab. Ctr. in Rockville, MD.  Born February 4, 1937 in Duquesne, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Gazik) Balombiny.  

 
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Joan Gardell Taylor

August 08, 2019 |

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

Joan Gardell Taylor age 88, of Irwin, formerly of West Mifflin, on Wednesday, August 7, 2019; beloved wife of Clifford Taylor and the late John “Jack” Gardell, Sr; loving mother of Catherine (late Ralph) Eldridge of Middletown, CT, John (Mary) Gardell of Greenfield, Patricia Delserone of West Homestead, Mary (Jeff) Bedont of West Mifflin and Terri (Bill) Dearth of Bridgeport, WV; sister of Patricia Granny of North Huntingdon; also survived by grandchildren, Christine (Brian) Toomey, John (Kristin) Gardell, Amy Williams (Javier Ortiz), Richard (Rachael) Delserone, Joseph (Lisa) Gardell, Kimberly Gardell, Michael (Ashley) Gardell, Tracey Late, Alex (Emily) Delserone, Tyler Douglass and Matthew Dearth; Gigi to Brian, Jr., Shane, Kaylee, Laney, Jack, Gabby, Ava, Gavin, Gwen, Kacan; and great-great Gigi to Brooklynn.  Joan was retired as a catalog supervisor at JC Penney, member of the confraternity of Christian Mothers and a member of the McKeesport Choraliers.  Visitation on Friday from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300, where a blessing service will be held Saturday at 12 noon, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph’s Church at 12:30.  Memorial contributions to the Alzheimer association. 

 


Rita Yvonne Kolesar

August 07, 2019 |

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

Rita Yvonne Kolesar, age 80, of East McKeesport, died August 6, 2019, at Forbes Regional Hospital. Born April 24, 1939, in Braddock, she was the daughter of the late James and Elizabeth (Douglass) McMahon and wife of E. Richard Kolesar. Rita was a beautiful woman of strong faith and taught her wonderful family to be good Christians. She was a treasured blessing given by God to her family.

 
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Dorcas Jean Aulenbach O’Dell

August 07, 2019 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Dorcas Jean Aulenbach O’Dell, 96, of Elizabeth, formerly of Clairton and Lebanon, passed away on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at the Southwestern Nursing Home. She was born in Lebanon, PA on September 29, 1922 to the late Anthony J. and Mabel Bohr Miller Aulenbach. Dorcas was the loving wife for 26 years to the late Melvin O’Dell. She is survived by her daughter, Jo-Ann M. (Jerry) Kach, of Elizabeth, and son, Dennis M. (Joyce) O’Dell, of Monongahela, seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and Tillie the cat. In addition to her parents and husband, Dorcas was preceded in death by her son, David A. O’Dell, brothers: Russell and Richard Aulenbach, sisters: Loretta Hutchinson, Jane Aulenbach, Ruth Aulenbach, Mary Ellen Batdorf, and Nancy Gaston, and Bubba the cat. She was a former member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Clairton, and was a member of the Altar guild and Esther Circle. Dorcas also enjoyed baking, flowers, and enjoyed spending time with her family. Family and friends will be received on Wednesday from 4-7pm at S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th St, Clairton, PA 15025. A service will take place Thursday at 10:00, at the funeral home, presided by Pastor Allyn Itterly, of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, of Pleasant Hills. Interment at Jefferson Memorial Park will follow the service. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to: Animal Rescue League, 6620 Hamilton Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


The Rev. Gordon Peers Ray

August 07, 2019 |

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

The Rev. Gordon Peers Ray, 77, of White Oak, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, August 7, 2019. He was born June 21, 1942 in Rockford, IL, and was the son of the late Peers Foster and Mary Elizabeth (Stocking) Ray. He was a 1960 graduate of East Rockford High School, 1964 University of Dubuque, IA, 1968 Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, and was ordained in 1968 by the Illinois Synod of the LCA. In 1968, he began his ministry serving Gloria DCI Mission in Hagerstown, IN, followed by Leetsdale Wall Rose Parish in Leetsdale, St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Monessen, House of Prayer Lutheran church in Aliquippa, St. John Lutheran church, Carnegie, and Faith Lutheran Church in White Oak where he retired from in 2007.

 
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Liguori B. "Buck" Conley, Jr.

August 07, 2019 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Liguori B. "Buck" Conley, Jr., 94, of South Park, formerly of Glassport, died Aug. 7, 2019.  He is the son of the late Liguori B. and Mary Conley, Sr. and beloved husband of the late Agnes D. Conley.  He is survived  by his sons James P. Conley, John F. (Janet) Conley and Robert T. Conley; Grandchildren Jennifer Sevier, John (Susie) Conley, Jr., Sara (John) Haver, Breanne Conley and Paige (Michael) Seelhorst; as well as 6 great grandchildren: John Francis, III (Kelsey), Frankie, Johnny, Sierra, Emery and Blake.  He was preceded in death by son Daniel; siblings Helen, Betty, Mary Agnes, Francis and Catherine; and daughters-in-law Jeanne and Susan.  In his life, Liguori was a member of the Queen of the Rosary Parish, American Legion, VFW and PNA.  He was also a Small Arms Expert while proudly serving in the U.S. Marine Corps during WWII in the South Pacific. Family and friends received at Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport on Sat. from 6-8 and Sun. from 2-4 and 6-8.  A funeral mass will be held Mon. 10:00 am at Queen of the Rosary Parish.  Interment following New St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles.

 


Frances R. Colonna

August 07, 2019 |

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

Frances R. Colonna, age 90 of Clairton, passed away at home on Wednesday, August 7, 2019.  Born November 7, 1928 in Clairton, she was a daughter of the late Mariano and Cleria (Calabrese) Rossi.  A member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish - where she was a former Lector, Eucharistic Minister and church council member - Frances was also a member of the former Sons of Columbus Ladies' Genova Council #6 of Clairton.  She joins her husband, the late Peter Colonna, who passed away August 12, 1992, and her siblings Michael Rossi and Norina D'Antonio.  Frances is survived by her children Thomas Colonna of Glassport and Andrea Bischoff of Hillsborough, NJ; her grandchildren Laura Elwell and Jennifer and Leland Colonna; her great-grandchildren Daniel, Benjamin, Sara, Mary, Anna, Holly, Joseph, and William Elwell; her nephew John and niece Claire D'Antonio; and her remaining nieces and nephews.

 
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Edward "Jerry" Benick

August 06, 2019 |

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

Edward “Jerry” Benick, age 85 of McKeesport, died Tuesday, August 6, 2019.  He was born in McKeesport on Oct. 31, 1933 and is the son of the late George and Rose Lechak Benick and the husband of the late Joyce Daerr Benick who died February 14, 2014. 

He was employed at National Tube in Duquesne until he retired.  He was a member of St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church and enjoyed travelling over the years.

He is survived by his brother, William Benick of McKeesport; sister, Margaret Evans of Rosemeade, California; nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews.  In addition to his wife, Joyce, he is preceded in death by brothers, John and Albert Benick; and sisters, Elizabeth McCusker, Ann Francis and Rose Mihalo.

Family and friends will be received at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation and Mortuary Services, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, supervisor, 412-678-6177), on Thursday, August 8, 2019 from 3:00 until 7:00 pm. (Parastas Services will be held at 4:00 pm).  Divine Liturgy will take place on Friday, August 9, 2019 at 10:30 am in St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church in McKeesport.  Burial will follow.   To share a memory or condolence visit strifflerfuneralhomes.com.   

 


Allene Currie

August 06, 2019 |

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

Allene Currie, 100 of West Mifflin, died Aug. 5, 2019.  She is the beloved wife of the late Henry M. Currie, Sr.  Allene is survived by her children Carol Elaine Spencer, Henry McKinley Currie, Jr and Barbara (Kate) Currie Brown and was preceded in death by 15 siblings.  She was a former member of the Church of the Living God in Duquesne and volunteered at the Salvation Army.  Friends will be received at the Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne on Thur., Aug. 8, 2019 from 2-4 and 6-8.  A funeral service will be held Fri., Aug. 9, 2019 at 11:00 am in the funeral home with Rev. Barbara DeBruce officiating.  Interment following at the Holy Name Cemetery.

 


David W. Benvin

August 06, 2019 |

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

David W. Benvin, age 62, of White Oak, died Thursday, August 1, 2019.  He was born in McKeesport on March 9, 1957 and is the son of the late William F. and Mary McNeilis Benvin. 

He was a journeyman who handled the asbestos removal of many building sites for Laborers’ Local Union #373.  He enjoyed hunting and collecting antiques but mostly loved camping with his children and grandchildren.

 
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William G. "Bill' Barker

August 06, 2019 |

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

William G. "Bill' Barker age 63, of Upper St. Clair formerly of Duquesne passed away on August 3, 2019. He was a son of Patricia (King) Barker of West Homestead and the late William “Punch” Barker; Bill was the building superintendent at the Plaza on Mt. Washington. He was a Marathon runner having completed over 20 marathons. Beloved husband and best friend of Dee (Caldwell) Barker for 26 years; father of Bethany Barker of Hazelwood, Brooke (Jamon) Chavis of Tennessee and Billy John Barker of White Oak; grandfather of Tahyla Daniels, Solomon Barker, Margaus Barker, Elonna Walker, Brooklyn Chavis, Madison Chavis and expecting an additional grandchild; brother of Mary Ann (Richard) Dobos of Hunker, Wayne (Georgia) Barker of West Mifflin and Jean Marie (Dr. John) Swade of West Homestead. There will be no visitation or services. Arrangements entrusted to MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, Duquesne.

 


Rosemary (Oeler) Shipe

August 06, 2019 |

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

Rosemary (Oeler) Shipe, born October 11, 1924, returned to the Lord on August 3, 2019.

Rosemary O. Shipe, née Oeler, 94 3/4 yrs., after nearly 44 years apart, is reunited with the love of her life, John J. "Jack" Shipe.  Simul in aeteraum.  Married just short of 20 years, they were blessed with 7 children.  She attended Thompson Business School in McKeesport and worked as a clerk at USS Duquesne Works prior to marriage and raising a family.

A never-ending curiosity and wonder of the world, love of language, and card playing kept her sharp her whole life.  She started the latter as a young girl, joining her mother's card club (her youth and her skill making her the least, well-liked player).  High school Latin aided her cross-wording, Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy passions to the end.

 
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Carrie S. Lester

August 06, 2019 |

By Editor | Posted in: Obituary

Carrie S. Lester, 90, died Aug. 2, 2019. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Aug. 8 at St. Paul A.M.E. Church, 1350 Locust St., McKeesport, PA, where a funeral service will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Aug. 9. Interment to follow at McKeesport & Versailles Cemetery, Fifth Ave., McKeesport. Arrangements in charge of Tunie Funeral Home, Inc., 218 E. 11th Ave., Homestead, PA 15120, (412) 462-6466.

 


Marguerite Elizabeth Accoo

August 06, 2019 |

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

Marguerite Elizabeth Accoo, 92 years old of Duquesne, Pennsylvania, departed this life on Saturday, August 3, 2019, in UPMC Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

She was born December 3, 1926, in Long Branch, New Jersey, daughter of the late Joseph and Lena E. Smith Swain; She was also preceded in death by her husband, Rudolph V. Accoo, Sr. and daughter, JoAnn Accoo.

She worked as a Manager in the Uniform Department at Top Hat Cleaners in Long Branch, New Jersey.  She like going fishing and crabbing and also loved to watch Western movies.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Cecilia Crawford of Duquesne; son, Rudolph V. (Brenda) Accoo, Jr. of Saginaw, Texas; eleven grandchildren, twenty-five great-grandchildren, thirty-three great-great-grandchildren, and one  great great great grandson; sister-in-law, Janie Accoo of Long Branch, New Jersey, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

 
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Manuel “Manny” Grueso

August 05, 2019 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Manuel “Manny” Grueso, 73, of Glassport, formerly of Clairton, passed away at home on Friday, August 2, 2019. He was born in Raysal, WV on November 9, 1945 to the late John R. and Emma Brown Grueso. Manuel is survived by his sisters: Marie Warren, of Lebanon, PA, and Grace (John) Bindas, of North Huntingdon, PA, as well as nieces, and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his brother, William E. Grueso, and brother-in-law, Eddie Warren. Manuel was formerly employed by U.S. Steel, and was known as a lover of cats. Private services have been entrusted to S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 North 6th Street, Clairton, PA 15025, to be followed by private inurnment at Round Hill Cemetery in Elizabeth. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to: Animal Friends, 562 Camp Horne Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237.Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


Angelo Santella

August 05, 2019 |

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

On Monday July 29, 2019, Angelo Santella, age 97 of North Versailles, son of the late Pasquale and Philomena (Orfitelle) Santella.  Beloved husband of Julia Santella.  Loving father of Angelo Santella, Jr., and Patrick Santella.  Brother of Anna Marie Hook and Elaine Soulier. Five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.  Preceded in death by sisters Mary, Margaret, and brother Anthony.

 
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Richard W. “Dick” Janosko

August 05, 2019 |

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

On Friday August 2, 2019, Richard W. Janosko, age 85, went home to be with the Lord.   Son of the late John and Mary Janosko. Husband of  Geraldine (Hruska) Janosko.  Loving father of  Mark (Christine) Janosko, Mickey (Melodi) Janosko, and Matthew Janosko.  Beloved grandfather of Ashley, Kevin, Emily, Parker, Kendall, and Traynor. 

Richard was the youngest of 13 children.  He is preceded in death by all his siblings.  He served honorably in the US Army where he played Football and Baseball.  Richard worked as a Prison Guard in Phila. from 1962-65, the USS Research Lab in Monroeville, and was a consultant to several other companies including Davy Dravo, Mesta, and Rust Engineering.

 
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Genevieve “Jenny” D. (Frew) Frye

August 05, 2019 |

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

Genevieve “Jenny” D. (Frew) Frye, age 86, of North Huntingdon passed away Saturday, August 3, 2019. She was born June 19, 1933 in Blairsville, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frew. She was a long-time member of the First Presbyterian Church in Irwin. She was the proud owner of Frye’s Garden Center in North Huntingdon for over 20 years before closing. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband Earl Kenneth Frye Sr.; sisters Ruth, Grace and June; and brother Carl. She is survived by her children John R. Frew of Export, Margaret Svitko of 84 and Earl (Melissa) Frye Jr. of State College; grandchildren Ashley (Rich), Bella and Tony; and great grandchildren Summer, Willow and Meadow.
 
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Beverly A. Bluman

August 05, 2019 |

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

Beverly A. Bluman, 74, of Turtle Creek, passed away Friday, August 2, 2019. She was born September 27, 1944 in Turtle Creek, a daughter of the late William and Thelma (Smith) Bluman. She was a 1962 graduate of Turtle Creek High School, and prior to retirement worked at Westinghouse from 1962-1976, Kelly Services from 1978-1982, and GTE from 1982-1986. Beverly was a dear friend to many. In addition to her parents Beverly is preceded in death by her loving brother William Bluman and her nephew David Bluman. She is survived by her sister in law Patricia Bluman; she was a loving and treasured aunt to Pam (George) Rain of Manor, Thomas Bluman of California, and Daniel Bluman of Manor; six great nieces and nephews and four great great nieces and nephews.
 
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Stephen “Steve” M. Brunecz III

August 05, 2019 |

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

Stephen “Steve” M. Brunecz III, age 60, of North Huntingdon passed away Friday, August 2, 2019. He was born October 31, 1958 in Cleveland, Ohio, a son of the Stephen (Kay) Brunecz and the late Joanne Brunecz. He worked his whole career in construction, and had spent the last ten years as a Sr. Project Manager with Rycon Construction in Pittsburgh. He was an avid golfer and loved listening to Neil Diamond songs and working with model trains. In addition to his mother, he is preceded in death by his brother Russell Brunecz. In addition to his father, he is survived by his wife of 32 years Jody E. Brunecz; son Hunter Brunecz; brother Phillip Brunecz of Easton, Maryland; and sister Dawn (Rob) Cichon of Mandarin, Connecticut.
 
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Terrance John Estu Sr.

August 04, 2019 |

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

Terrance John Estu Sr. age 67, of East McKeesport, formerly of Duquesne, on July 29, 2019 at home. He was a son of the late John and Yolanda (Szalay) Estu; he was a retired plumber for US Steel Homestead Works and a former member of the Hungarian Reformed Church in Duquesne. Former husband of the late Kathleen A. (Morgan) Estu; father of Kimberly (Robert) Harris, Jr. of Prince Frederick, MD, Eric Christopher Estu of West Homestead and Terrance John Estu, Jr. of Woodbridge, VA; grandfather of Michael Antonio Estu, Robert Harris, III, Tristan Harris; brother of Kristine Estu of Colorado and his twin brother, Timothy Estu of Minnesota; uncle of Matthew Skalican, Mark Skalican and Lauren Skalican.

 
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Victoria Jane Kwiatkowski

August 03, 2019 |

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

Victoria Jane Kwiatkowski, age 68, of Coraopolis, formerly of Sewickley, passed away on Friday, August 2, 2019. 

Daughter of the late Anthony J. and Isabelle H. (Kacala) Kwiatkowski, she was born a special angel. She did clerical work at a sheltered workshop for special needs people and was a member of Christ the Light of the World Parish in Duquesne and St. James in Sewickley. 

She is survived by her brother, Robert "Bob" Kwiatkowski of Sewickley and cousins, Robert (Barbara) Piskorik of Oakdale, Dolly (Eugene) McFarland of Munhall, Bebe (Late Don) Bair of Munhall, Felicia (Leonard) Simko of Munhall, Richard (Casandra) Piskorik of Florida and Ronald (Shelia) Piskorik of Portland, Ore.

 
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Johanna M. "Hinse" Bell

August 03, 2019 |

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

Johanna M. "Hinse" Bell, age 77, of McKeesport, passed away, August 2, 2019, at Allegheny General Hospital. Born November 11, 1941, she was the daughter of the late Adolf E. and Mary (Ivkovich) Zawilla and the wife of the late George Bell.

 
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Patricia A. Yun

August 02, 2019 |

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

Patricia A. "Pat" Yun, age 72, of Port Vue, died July 30, 2019, at home. Born November 10, 1946, in Duquesne, she was the daughter of the late George and Rose (Madgic) Yun.

 
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Gizella "Ella" Helen Geci

August 02, 2019 |

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

Gizella "Ella" Helen Geci, age 100, died August 1, 2019, at Wexford Care Center. Born April 20, 1919, in Glassport, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Suzanne (Klamut) Czarnecki and wife of the late John Geci.

 
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Marielania Bost

August 01, 2019 |

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

Marielania Bost, 76, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, July 30, 2019, in UPMC Presbyterian. She was born Nov. 8, 1942, in West Mifflin, to the late Fred and Marguerite (Reagan) Wood Petrozza. She enjoyed the outdoors, especially swimming and hiking. She was a graduate of Duquesne High School, class of 1960. She was the beloved wife of 53 years of Harold "Archie" Bost; mother of Kathy (Harold) Bletz, of State College; grandmother of Kelly Bletz; sister of the late Donna Proud and the late Mary Lou Fisher.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, at MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME INC., 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300, William B. Schleifer, supervisor, William Brian Schleifer, funeral director, where a prayer service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Mifflin.

 


Robert Americo Belardia

August 01, 2019 |

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

Robert Americo Belardia, 82, of Buena Vista, passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2019. He was born January 24, 1937 in Buena Vista and was the son of the late Americo Michael and Adella (Krasna) Belardia. Robert was retired from US Steel National Tube Works and was a member of  Buena Vista Vol Fire Co, Elizabeth Township Sportsman's Association, Shanner Sportsman's Club and Sutersville Sportsman's Club.

 
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Robert P. "Holes" Barton

August 01, 2019 |

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

Robert P. "Holes" Barton, age 58, died July 12, 2019, at Kane Community Living Center. Born January 1, 1961, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Darlene (Campbell) LaRue Barton.
Robert loved fishing, gardening and hanging out with friends.

 
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