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Doris Lightner

September 17, 2019 |

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

Doris Lightner, 88, of Clairton, Pennsylvania, died peacefully on September 12, 2019 in  UPMC McKeesport Hospital.

Doris was born June 3, 1932 in Clairton, PA, daughter of the late Robert Hurt and Sallie Johnson Belland Hurt.

She was a faithful member of Mt. Olive First Baptist Church and attended regularly until her health began to fail. Ms. Lightner was a devoted wife and mother, who made everyone around her always feel at peace.

Left to cherish her memory son, Amzi Lightner of Clairton, PA; brother, Sanford Hurt, two grandchildren, Demetrius and Amber, seven great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

 
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Helen F. (Sichitano) Yaderosa

September 17, 2019 |

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

Helen F. (Sichitano) Yaderosa, age 96, of Manheim, formerly of North Versailles, passed away Monday, September 16, 2019 at Mt. Hope Nazarene Community. She was born February 4, 1923 in Braddock, a daughter of the late Michael and Francis (Grillo) Sichitano. She was a longtime member of St. Robert Bellarmine Church in East McKeesport and was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan. She worked as a clerk at G.C. Murphy in Wilkinsburg before devoting her time to raising their children. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband Joseph C. Yaderosa; and son John M. Yaderosa; 5 sisters; and 4 brothers. She is survived by her daughter Judy (Dale) Taylor of Manheim; grandchildren Melissa (Shane) Taylor Siford, Jason (Amy Gordon) A. Taylor and Lauren (Angel) Taylor Medina all of Lancaster; great granddaughters Kyla Siford, Kelleigh Medina, great grandsons Justin Siford, Braelon Siford, Jacob Medina, Samuel Medina, Brody Taylor and Max Medina; sister Kay Benkovich.

 
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Barbara Lynn Ferrington Lockhart

September 17, 2019 |

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

Barbara Lynn Ferrington Lockhart, age 60, of McKeesport, died peacefully at home, on September 10, 2019. She was the daughter of the late Earl D. and Donna (Gibson) Ferrington and the wife of the late William (Bill) Lockhart. Barbara was a member of the Highland Grove Methodist Church, where she constructed a labyrinth of healing after her first battle with breast cancer. Her passions were fishing, riding motorcycles, card games, crocheting, reading and spending time with family and friends.

 
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David Crowe

September 16, 2019 |

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

David Crowe, age 76, of Glassport, died Friday, September 13, 2019. He was born in Pittsburgh on December 2, 1942 and is the son of the late Blair and Inez Crow. He worked in the Janitorial industry and is a US Army Veteran.

 
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Lynn A. Huwalt

September 16, 2019 |

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

Lynn A. Huwalt, age 63, of Liberty Borough died September 14, 2019, at home. Born December 7, 1955, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late James V. Jr. and Shirley E. (Yesensky) Lundy and the wife of Mark Huwalt.
Lynn served as a registered nurse at Jefferson Hospital for 15 years and Community Life for 12 years. She loved to spend time tending to her garden. She was a woman of Christian faith and enjoyed reading her bible. She enjoyed traveling and taking vacations. She visited places such as Lake Arthur, Topsail Island, and North Carolina.

 
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William Tretyak

September 16, 2019 |

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

William Tretyak, age 97, of Liberty Borough, died September 14, 2019, at Kane Community Living Center in McKeesport. Born December 2, 1921, in Port Vue, he was the son of the late Emil and Mary (Petach) Tretyak and the husband of Virginia (Stenson) Tretyak.

 
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John M. Santoro

September 15, 2019 |

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

John M. Santoro, age 86, of North Huntingdon died September 14, 2019 at home. He was born October 12, 1932  in Waterbury, Connecticut, a son of the late Michael and Anna Maria D'Anella. John was a member of St. Agnes Church. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by CMS East as a counselor and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force having served during the Korean War. He was preceded in death by 4 brothers, Joseph, Anthony, Carmen and Danny; two sisters, Rose Santoro, Sue VanBuren; an infant brother and friends Roland and Guy. He is survived by his beloved wife of 51 years, Mary Przybyla Santoro; son Michael (Rhonda); two daughters, Charlene Santoro, Carla (Joseph) Deitrich; brother Vito; grandchildren, Emma, Alyssa, Jack and Lily; great-grandchildren Evelyn, Oscar and Audrey; special nephew, Roy Jr.;  and lifelong friends, Sammy and Peachy.  Visitation James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, Pa 15642 Tues 2-4, 6-8 p.m. Service Wednesday 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel followed by interment in Westmoreland Memorial Park. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Carolyn M. Wakefield

September 15, 2019 |

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

Carolyn M. (Hager) Wakefield, age 76 of White Oak, passed away on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at home.  Born September 16, 1942 in Pittsburgh, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Margaret (Santez) Hager.  She enjoyed ceramics, calligraphy but most of all spending time with her grandchildren.  Carolyn is survived by her husband of 56 years Alan Wakefield; sons Jon (Joey) Wakefield of McKeesport and Jeff (Katie) Wakefield of Spartanburg, SC; grandchildren who live with her Alexia and Elise Wakefield; other grandchildren Frank A., Landon, Brady, Riley, Haston, Abigail, Hanna, Jessica, and Ethan; sister Nancy (George) Madeja of Brentwood; and nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sons Frank Wakefield and Robert K. Wakefield and grandson Vaughn Wakefield.  

 
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Bai Cai Lu

September 15, 2019 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Bai Cai Lu, 60, of Glassport, died Sept. 1, 2019.  He is survived by his wife Mei Ling Lu; daughters Wei Yee Lu and Wei Mon Lu.  Bai Cai was the owner/operator of China Park Restaurant in Glassport, and he loved gardening. He spent his last days surrounded by family & died without pain. Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport on Sat., Sept. 21,  2019 from 9:30 am until Noon.  Interment following Homewood Cemetery.

 


Betty A. Pikula

September 14, 2019 |

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

Betty A. Pikula, age 68, of Liberty Boro, died Friday, September 13, 2019. She was born in Pittsburgh on May 7, 1951 and is the daughter of the late Steve and Betty Maleski. She worked as the Administrative Assistant of the Medical Education Department of UPMC St. Margaret’s. She was a member of St. Mark’s, St. Michael’s and Queen of the Rosary Grouping.  

Betty is survived by her husband of 39 years, Deacon Stephen Pikula, daughter, Stephanie Pikula of Liberty Boro, her sister, Harriet (Donald) Franklin of Mechanicsberg, PA, sisters-in-law, Nadine Fusillo of Vandergrift and Damaris Wise of White Oak and many nieces and nephews.

 
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Mary Louise Holliday

September 14, 2019 |

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

God has called another angel home. Mary Louise (Pysz) Holliday, age 79, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Friday, September 13, 2019 at ManorCare Health Services in Whitehall. She was a retired self-employed Home Interior’s accessory specialist, a member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth Township and a former member of Ascension of Our Lord Byzantine Catholic Church in Clairton. She and her husband Mitchell were members of the musical group, THE HOLLIDAYS, and were also owners of their own farm raising beef cattle, chickens, horses and crops.

 
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Edward J. Horgas

September 13, 2019 |

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

Edward J. Horgas, 99, of Duquesne, died peacefully Thursday, September 12, 2019, in Golden Heights Personal Care, Irwin. Born in Duquesne, June 9, 1920, he was the son of the Late John and Elizabeth (Sabol) Horgos. Mr. Horgas was a member of the Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, West Mifflin, American Legion Post 308 in Dravosburg, and a proud U.S. Army Veteran of W.W. II, and the former VFW Post 188 in Duquesne. Mr. Horgas was a retired employee of the Union Railroad Company. Beloved husband of the late Betty J. (Argilan) Horgas. He is survived by two sons, Edward (Diane) Horgas and Mark (Ona) Horgas; a brother Bernard (Lucy) Horgas, a sister-in-law Freda Horgas; four grandchildren, Michelle (Robert) Donofrio, Mark (Julie) Horgas, Kristen Horgas, and John Henry Horgas; and three great grandsons, Nickolas, Jacob, and Declan; and several nieces and nephews.

 
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Ronald R. “Tugboat” Bodnar Sr.

September 13, 2019 |

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

Ronald R. “Tugboat” Bodnar, Sr. aged 67, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Wednesday, September 11, 2019.  Ron was born in McKeesport, PA on July 7th, 1952 to the late Robert and Frances Bodnar.  

He was affectionately known by friends and family as “Tugboat”, a nickname he earned from his 35-year career as a tugboat captain at U.S. Steel. 

His favorite place to spend time was his “retirement home”, a camper and community near Pymatuming Lake, where he loved boating, fishing and spending his days with friends and family. 

Ron had a larger than life personality and he lit up the room with his raucous laughter. He was a devoted husband, father, “Pap”, and friend. 

He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Deborah (Seng) Bodnar, son Ron Jr. (Kristy) Bodnar, son Brad (Noel) Bodnar, 3 adoring grandchildren, Carson, Mason and Olivia who lovingly knew him as “Pap”, and sister Debra (James) Reynolds.

 
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Helen S. Buckholz

September 13, 2019 |

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

Helen S. Buckholz, 94, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, September 13, 2019.  She was born, January 16, 1925 in Ottawa, WV, wife of the late Edward Buckholz.  Prior to her retirement, Helen was a collator for Paper Craft and an avid gardener.  She was preceded in death by her brothers, William and Alex Sebeni; sisters, Maria Nagy and Margaret Gallo.  She is survived by her three sons, Tim E. (Maggie) Buckholz, Garry M. (Cheryl) Buckholz and William A. (Effie) Buckholz; daughter, Suzanne (David) Ulakovic; grandchildren, Adrienne (Neil) Devlin, Michael Buckholz, Peter (Arianna) Buckholz, Phillip (Breonna) Buckholz, Christine (Jason) Baverso, Shelly Buckholz, Russell (Anna Jean) Buckholz, Joseph (Kristen) Ulakovic, Carrie (Don) Ulakovic Lee, Dana Ulakovic, Justin and Carley Buckholz; 10 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, LaVerne Corwin; and nieces and nephews.  Visitation 1 to 8 p.m., Sunday, James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. Service Monday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Entombment in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park, North Huntingdon.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Eugene J. Scarlato

September 12, 2019 |

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

Eugene J. Scarlato, age 90 of Clairton, passed away at home on Wednesday, September 11, 2019.  Born May 2, 1929 in Clairton, he was the son of the late Rocco and Elizabeth (Desiderio) Scarlato.  A US Army Veteran, Eugene was a longtime barber in Clairton.

 
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Virginia "Jean" M. Panchak

September 12, 2019 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Virginia "Jean" M. Panchak, 90 of Glassport, died Sept. 11, 2019.  She is the daughter of the late Peter DiSciullo and Mary (Reynolds)  DiSciullo Wallett; step daughter of the late Maynard “Chips” Wallett and beloved wife of the late Joseph E. Panchak.  She is survived by her daughter Tina M. (the late Jeffrey) Busko; sons Joseph M. (Cheryl) Panchak and Jeffrey D. (Milissa) Panchak; grandchildren Joshua and Jared Busko, Jacob and Luke Panchak, Kristen (Ryan) Romano and Lauren Panchak; great grandchildren, who knew her as "Gigi", Piper and Aurora; brother Anthony (the late June) DiSciullo; brother-in-law Roman Tudek; also nieces and nephews.

 
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Thomas P. Korp

September 11, 2019 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Obituary

Thonas P. Korp, 56, of Glassport died Aug. 3, 2019 at home. He was born Sept. 2, 1962, the son of the late John W. Korp and Ruth A. Honick Korp Hoak. He is survived by children Stacie Korp, James Wiehagen, Shayann Wiehagen and Tyler Lewis; siblings William J. Korp of McKeesport; John (Jan) Korp of McKeesport; Tim Korp of Verona; Melonie (Dave) Sandusky of White Oak; and Becky (Bob) Bodzer of Versailles; his fiance, Maryjane McMasters; and several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

 
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Ginger Allene Dunmire

September 10, 2019 |

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

Ginger Allene Dunmire, age 52, formerly of Glassport, passed away peacefully at her home in Rostraver on Monday, September 9, 2019. Ginger was a graduate of California University of Pennsylvania and went on to a career in pharmaceutical sales. Her intelligence and dedication to hard work enabled her to become very successful at her chosen profession. She will be remembered for her kind heart, love of animals, and her beautiful smile. 

 
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Katherine M. Redinger

September 10, 2019 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

Katherine “Kay” Margaret (Fien) Redinger, 96, formerly of Glassport, Pa, died Sunday, September 8, 2019, at McKeesport Hospital where she was born on August 21, 1923.

Daughter of the late Wojciech (Adalbert) Fien and Helen (Karnas) Fien, and wife of the late Anton Lawrence Redinger. 

Katherine is survived by her daughters, Diane Chellevold and Susan (William) Droskey; grandchildren, Tiffany (Chris) Blakely, Jennifer (Michael) Hooper, Blair Droskey, Clark Droskey, Jessica Chellevold; great-grandchildren, Jerimiah Borg and Jamis Borg; sisters Bernice Nevitt and Florence Welesko; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Donna Redinger; brothers, Casimir and John; and sisters Helen, Anna, Sister Mary Liliose (Leona), Sister Mary Edith CSSF (Theresa), Marie, and Dolores.

She was a member of the Queen of the Rosary Parish and Ladies of Charity in Glassport and a graduate of Glassport High School. She was a past employee of Westinghouse Electric Corporation from 1943 to 1948 as a taper, Mica builder and assembler; and worked at the Purdy Dairy and the Pittsburgh Glass Company, Glassport plant as a secretary.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, September 13, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in Queen of the Rosary Parish, 530 Michigan Avenue, Glassport, with Rev. Miroslaus Wojcicki as celebrant.

Funeral service and interment will be held following mass at 11:30 a.m. in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park, 14679 State Route 30, Irwin, and luncheon to follow.

Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 is in charge of arrangements.

 


Charles J. "Jeff" Blawas

September 10, 2019 |

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

Charles J. "Jeff" Blawas, 56, of Jeannette, passed away Saturday, September 7, 2019 at the VA Hospital in Pittsburgh. He was born December 6, 1962 in Jeannette was the son of the late Joseph Henry and Anna Marie Lokay Blawas. Jeff was a US Marine Veteran, serving in the first Desert Storm and was also in the Marine reserves for 20 years. He worked as a plumber for Newco in Scottdale and also enjoyed woodworking, especially cabinets and cupboards. He enjoyed skeet shooting, and car racing, but most of all loved his family. Jeff loved family reunions and was known for being a trouble maker, especially with water balloons at the reunions.

 
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Robert A. Szepesi

September 09, 2019 |

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

On Sunday, September 8, 2019, Robert A. Szepesi, 81, of White Oak, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his daughters. He was born July 17, 1938 in Duquesne and was the son of the late Stephen and Irene (Serfozo) Szepesi. He was the loving husband of the late Joan (Savel) Szepesi, who passed away May 18, 2002. Robert was an active member of the Free Hungarian Reformed Church, McKeesport. He served in the U.S. Army from 1961-1963 and was honorably discharged. He was a Draftsman and CAD designer for Dravo Corporation. After his retirement, Bob enjoyed reminiscing about classic cars, watching Penguins hockey and Pirates baseball, and working on projects at his daughters' houses.

 
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Michael R. McCall

September 09, 2019 |

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

Michael R. McCall age 48, of Elizabeth, died, Monday, September 9, 2019. He was born in Pittsburgh on Oct 4, 1970 and is the son of Robert McCall of Elizabeth and the late Nancy Lee Deemer McCall.

 
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Fay L. LaFrankie

September 09, 2019 |

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

Fay L. (Dequenne) LaFrankie, age 84, of Forward Twp., formerly of Clairton, passed away on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at home. She was a former member of St. Michael Parish and its Christian Mothers, a former volunteer assisting handicapped children in White Oak, and a fan of stock car racing. 

 
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Dennis M. Barton

September 09, 2019 |

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

Dennis M. Barton, 81, of Irwin, died Friday September 6, 2019 at Transitions Healthcare, North Huntingdon. He was born December 25, 1937 in Wegley, the son of the late Walter and Alice (Youngstead) Barton. He was a retired employee of Parker Hannifin, a former employee of Westinghouse Electric Corp., and also drove school bus for Laidlaw. He was an Army National Guard veteran, a member of Bushy Run American Legion, the American Legion Riders, the Manor Center County Hunters Camp, and St. Joseph Polish Club. He is survived by his wife Sandra (Hodder) Barton; his sons Dennis M. Barton Jr. and Todd M. Barton; and his grandchildren Jacqualyn, Aubrey, Felicity, and Dennis M. Barton III.

 
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Mary Alice Bradford

September 09, 2019 |

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

Mary Alice Bradford, 89, died Sept. 1, 2019. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 12 noon Sept. 10, 2019, at Morning Star Baptist Church, 307 Shaw Ave., Clairton, where a funeral service will be celebrated at 12 noon. Arrangements in charge of Robert A. Waters Funeral Home, Inc.

 


Walter A. Harbin

September 08, 2019 |

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

Walter A. Harbin, 81, of Elizabeth Township, passed away at home on Saturday, September  7, 2019. He was born September 18, 1937 in Carnegie and was the son of the late Walter A. and Dorothy (Neumeister) Harbin. He was a member of St. Patrick Parish and the Holy Name Men's Club. He served as an Alter Server for funerals and was also a Eucharistic Minister. He was a member of the White Oak American Legion, the Brentwood VFW and was a member and officer of the Elizabeth Township Ex-serviceman's Association.  Walter was a US Navy veteran and worked at the former VAMC on Highland Drive. 

 
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John Edward Clouse, Jr.

September 08, 2019 |

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

John Edward Clouse, Jr., 72, of Monroeville, passed away Friday, September 6, 2019. He was born April 25, 1947 in McKeesport and was the son of the late John Edward Clouse, Sr, and the late Doris Jean (Keeler) Clouse. John was a Metallurgy Assistant at the former US Steel National Tube Works and was a member of the Clairton VFW and Dravosburg American Legion. 

 
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Victoria A. "Vickie" Tomco

September 07, 2019 |

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

Victoria A. "Vickie" Tomco, age 64 of White Oak, passed away on Friday, September 6, 2019 in UPMC East Hospital, Monroeville.  Born May 14, 1955 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Bernard and Marie (Bishop) Daczkowski.  A medical assistant with Dr. Richard Rudman in Monroeville, Victoria was an active member of Corpus Christi Parish in McKeesport, formerly serving as a marriage counselor, secretary, and in the Rosary Society.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her son Curt Tomco, Sr..  She is survived by her loving husband of 42 years William Tomco; her daughter Tabitha (Scott) Schempp of Munhall; her daughter-in-law Susan Tomco of Charlotte, NC; her grandchildren Curt, Jr., Kyle, and Carl Tomco, Mason Thompson-Lowe, and Morgan and Jordan Schempp; her siblings Debbie (Scott) Campbell of Forward Twp., David Daczkowski of Elizabeth Twp., and Robin (Don) Super of Cortland, OH; nieces and nephews; and her great-niece Millie.

 
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William Phillip Taylor Jr.

September 06, 2019 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Obituary

William Phillip Taylor Jr., 76, died Sept. 4, 2019. Friends will be received from 10 a.m. to 12 noon Sept. 13 at Macedonia Baptist Church, 17 Cochran St., Duquesne, where a funeral service will be celebrated at 12 noon. Arrangements in charge of Tunie Funeral Home, Inc., 218 E. 11th Ave., Homestead.

 


Elizabeth Yarnovich

September 06, 2019 |

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

Elizabeth Yarnovich, age 75, formerly of McKeesport, died August 30, 2019, at her home in West Mifflin. Born August 25, 1944, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Elizabeth (Burnds) Whiteman and the wife of the late John Yarnovich. Elizabeth worked for almost 50 years as a waitress at the Eat' n Park, restaurant in McKeesport.

 
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James Herald Cain

September 05, 2019 |

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

James Herald Cain, age 99, of Greensburg, formerly of North Versailles, passed away Friday August 30, 2019. He was born March 29, 1920 in White Valley, the son of the late Thomas and Emma Cain. He served in the Navy during World War II and then went onto work as a machinist at Westinghouse for over 35 years before retiring. He was a longtime member of St. Robert Bellarmine Church in East McKeesport and was always proud of his loving family. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife Mercedes Burkhardt. He is survived by his daughters Mary Lou (Stan) Uram of Jeanette and Nancy (Steve) Hudacko of Greensburg; grandchildren Patrick (Elizabeth) Hudacko, Rae Ann (Dwayne) Santivicca, Amie (Jason) Yost, Greg Martin and Michael (Sharon) Martin; 12 great grandchildren; and little sister (who is 96 years old) Agnes Sergy of Braddock.

 
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Julius Nagy

September 05, 2019 |

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

Julius Nagy, 88, of White Oak died Sept. 4, 2019. He is the son of the late Charles and Julia Nagy. Beloved husband of the late Julia (Wargo) Nagy. He is survived by his daughter Julie A. Kuhar of North Huntingdon; grandchildren Jessica and Mackenzie Kuhar; niece Charlotte Bednarousky. He was preceded in death by 2 sisters and 4 brothers. He was a member of the Hungarian Reformed Church in Duquesne where he was a lifetime member and chief elder. He was a Duquesne University graduate and served in the U.S. Navy Korean Conflict. He was also a free mason and a retired school teacher for the Duquesne School District. Friends received Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne Sun. 1-4 and 6-8. A funeral service will be held Mon. 11am at the Hungarian Reformed Church. Interment following Hungarian Reformed Cemetery.

 


Dolores A. Knox

September 05, 2019 |

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

Dolores A. Knox, age 89, of McKeesport, died September 5, 2019, at UPMC McKeesport. Born July 7, 1930, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Michael John and Mary Catherine (Feltz) Sivak and the wife of the late Walter K. Knox.

 
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Florence Radakovich

September 05, 2019 |

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

Florence (Jacobs) Radakovich, 86, of McKeesport, died peacefully on Wednesday September 4, 2019 in UPMC McKeesport. She was the daughter of the late Isadore and Ida (Henrich) Jacobs. Beloved wife of 62 years to the late Bernard P. Radakovich, she is survived by two sons, Ronald (Anna) Radakovich and David Radakovich; a daughter, Marsha (Scott) Hess; three grandchildren, Eric and Brian Radakovich, and Chelsea Hess; and several nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by four sisters, Jenny Lang, Esther Weis, Beverly Mendlowitz, and Helen Katz.

 
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Sandra M. Sopko

September 05, 2019 |

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

Sandra M. Sopko, 74, of Irwin, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at home. She was born April 21, 1945 in New Brighton and was the daughter of the late Ralph and Roberta Dunlap Johnston. She worked for many years as a real estate broker and was a member of Greenock United Methodist Church. She enjoyed gambling and casino trips with friends, was an avid antique collector, but most of all loved her family.

 
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Terrence Eugene Snow

September 04, 2019 |

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

Terrence Eugene Snow, most recently of McKeesport, PA, but born and raised in Clairton, PA, entered this world on February 13, 1962, to the late Irma Hunter and James Snow, Jr.   He transitioned on August 28, 2019.

Terry spent all of his formative years in Clairton, beginning his education in the Clairton School System, before finishing in Detroit, under the guidance of his sister Janet.  He leaves to mourn his partner of over 23 years, Heather Drost.  From their union was born a son, Terrence Eugene Snow, Jr.   Terry also leaves behind his firstborn, Terrence Johnson, and a daughter-in-law, LaTisha.  He is the proud grandfather of their children: Laterrin, Terri, Tanija, Terriyah, and Tru, all of Detroit, MI.  One of ten (10) children, affectionately known as The Ten Tribes of Irma, Terry is the ninth child and fifth son. His siblings are Estalita, Janet, Joseph, LaFawn, James III, Keith, Richard, Bobbie Jo, and William.  He is also mourned by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

 
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Eunice H. Sayles

September 04, 2019 |

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

Eunice H. Sayles, 65, of West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, departed this life on  Friday, August 30, 2019, in Allegheny General Hospital.

Ms. Sayles was born on October 1, 1953, in McKeesport, PA.  The daughter of the late Frank Sayles, and Evelyn Simms Sayles. Eunice was also preceded in death by her son Arthur Sayles in 2003.

She was a member of children's programming and women's ministry at the Salvation Army in McKeesport.  She was a loving mother who also worked hard caring for her family while creating and maintaining a happy home.

 
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Jean Rita Dworek Hvozdik

September 04, 2019 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Jean Rita Dworek Hvozdik, 93, a life-long resident of Glassport, passed away on Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019 at the John J. Kane Regional Center in McKeesport. She was born in Glassport on May 22, 1926 to the late Frank and Martha Dworek. She is survived by her son Francis (Gina) Hvozdik, of Glassport, daughter, Theresa (Bernie) McAllister of Cincinnati Ohio, sisters Irene Orenak, of Irwin, Frances (Ed) Matias, of Glassport,  Martha Opfer, of Bethel Park, and brother Ted (Pauline) Dworek of Port Vue, grandchildren Jaison (Beth)  Kinser of Cincinnati OH, Jennifer (Brandon) DeVerse of Murfreesboro TN, Bernie McAllister, Adam (Nicole) McAllister, Rachael McAllister, all of Cincinnati OH, Ryan (Lori) Hvozdik of Glassport,  Jeremy Hvozdik of Lincoln Boro, eight great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and caretakers sister Martha Opfer and niece Pat Garancsi.  Jean was preceded in death by her husband, the late George F. Hvozdik, and son James Hvozdik, as well four brothers, and two sisters. Jean was a former member of the Queen of The Rosary Church in Glassport, and worked as a cook and caterer for Joe Shemms Catering, in Braddock. Arrangements have been entrusted to E.C. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 235 Monongahela Ave., Pa. 15045. Mass will be held on Wednesday September 11th at John J. Kane Mckeesport at 11 am. Inurnment will follow at 12:30 at Penn Lincoln Memorial Park in North Versailles (Irwin). Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 


Laura Lee Coates McClain

September 04, 2019 |

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

Laura Lee Coates McClain, age 93, formerly of Finleyville, died August 31, 2019, ather daughter's home in Port Vue. Born August 16, 1926, in Hague, VA, she was the daughter of the late Adaler Bliss Coates, Sr. and Thelma Lewis Coates Sanford and the wife of the late James Allen McClain.

 
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Richard A. Humphries

September 04, 2019 |

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

Richard A. Humphries, 94 of McKeesport, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on August 29, 2019 in UPMC McKeesport. He was born April 4, 1925 the son of the late Alexander S. and Edith (Thompson) Humphries. He was preceded in death by brothers Rev. Roy Humphries and Dale B. Humphries Sr. and a sister Margaret Mackey. He is survived by a sister in law Estella M. Humphries and nieces and nephews. 

Richard was a veteran of WWII serving in the Army for two tours of duty. He was retired from the DoAll Company. Private family burial will be held at Jefferson Memorial Park with military honors by the U.S. Army. Arrangments are under the care of the William H. Craig Funeral Home Inc. McKeesport, PA. William C. Craig owner.

 


Sergio Lazzaris

September 04, 2019 |

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

Sergio Lazzaris, age 84 of Jefferson Hills, passed away peacefully in the presence of his family at home on Tuesday, September 3, 2019.  A dedicated and loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle, he was born October 14, 1934 in Northern Italy (Vallada, Agordina), the son of the late Libro and Henrietta (Fiocco) Lazzaris.  A skilled mason and member of the Union #9 Bricklayers, Sergio was a US Army Veteran and a member of the American Legion Daniel Keffer Post #75 in Clairton.  He is survived by his devoted and loving wife of 59 years, Elena (Marraccini) Lazzaris; his sons Dino Lazzaris of Clairton and Bruno (Diane) Lazzaris of Elizabeth Twp.; his grandchildren Vincent and Julia Lazzaris; his brother George (Franca) Lazzaris of Horsehead, NY; and his nieces and nephews.  Sergio loved sharing a meal with family and friends, fine woodworking and craftsmanship, hunting with his sons and grandchildren, and playing the accordion in the company of good friends. 

 
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Gordon William Grimes

September 04, 2019 |

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

Gordon William Grimes, age 64, of Lincoln Borough, died September 2, 2019, at home. Born August 6, 1955, in Warren, OH, he was the son of the late Clair Arthur and Esther Rose (Bloom) Grimes and the best friend and life partner of Susan Lynne "Susie Q" (Wunderley) Fowler.

 
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Charles H. Dreer

September 04, 2019 |

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

Charles H. Dreer, 92, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at UPMC East.  He was born, July 20, 1927 in McKeesport, a son of the late Webster and Pearl (Maurer) Dreer.  Prior to his retirement, Charles  was  employed by General Motors Fisher Body with over 30 years of dedicated service, and a veteran of the US Navy having served during WWII.  He was a member of Park Baptist Church, Versailles where he served on the Board of Deacons and Board of Trustees and volunteered for Meals on Wheels, McKeesport.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Janet  Clawson Dreer; son, Charles J. Dreer; daughters, Claudia O'Lear and Jodene Dreer; brothers, Ronald Dreer, Kenneth Summit and Bernard Summit.  He is survived by his son, William (Denise) Dreer; daughters, Beth (Carl) DeValkeneer, Brenda (Richard) Stinner; daughter-in-law, Joyce Dreer;  sister-in-law, Geraldine Dreer; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Friends will be received from 2 to 7 p.m. on Friday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  A funeral service will be held on Saturday at 9:30  a.m. in Park Baptist Church, Versailles, PA.  PLEASE GO DIRECTLY TO THE CHURCH.  Interment to follow in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pittsburgh.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Park Baptist Church Memorial Fund, 749 Center Street, McKeesport, PA  15132.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Pauline Perhacs

September 03, 2019 |

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

Pauline Perhacs passed away peacefully on Monday, September 2, 2019 at the age of 99. She lived a long, full life. She was very social and loved to laugh. When Pauline laughed, it was contagious and caused all who were near her to laugh, too. Born August 7, 1920 in Duquesne, she was the daughter of the late Pauline (Kukechuk) and Theodore (Frank) Dyakon, and stepdaughter of the late Andrew Krotovich. Pauline met her husband, John Perhacs, at 15 and they were married when she was 17 years old. She is survived by her brother, Andrew (Duke) Dyakon and three children, Alvin Perhacs (Betty Ann), Robert Perhacs (Marianne) and Paula Baumgart (Karl), as well as nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Perhacs; brothers John, George and Michael Dyakon; and sisters Ann Krivacek, Mary Brush and Teresa Lubinski. 

Pauline was a highly successful saleswoman in the field of ladies' lingerie. She won trips as rewards and even devised her own thank you incentive gifts for her customers. One of the rewards she earned was a trip to Florida where she had lunch with the Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus Performers. 

In her spare time, Pauline enjoyed gardening, walking in her neighborhood and cooking pork chops, lasagna, pierogies and much more. Her cookies and pies were favorites among friends and family. Some of the most popular included coconut cream, peach, pumpkin, apple, and more.

Possessing a strong love of singing and dancing, Pauline went dancing every Saturday night with her husband. Pauline enjoyed movies and at times watched more than one a day. She even devised her own rating system that she would carry around in her purse and pull out to give people her opinion on the latest box office hits. One of her favorites was physical comedy.

 
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Nancy Jean "Jeannie" Basach

September 03, 2019 |

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

Nancy Jean "Jeannie" Basach, age 78 and formerly of Large, passed away on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at HCR ManorCare Whitehall.  Born September 11, 1940 in Homestead, she was a daughter of the late Steven and Helen (Jerry) Fedor.  The former owner/operator of Nancy's Hair Fashions in Brentwood, Nancy was preceded in death by her husband John Basach, who passed away December 14, 1989, and her sisters Helen Hershberger and Barbara Stocker.  She is survived by her siblings Stephen (Kim) Fedor of West Mifflin, Betty Lou (Michael) Cloonan in West Mifflin, and Joseph "Bobby" (Annette) Fedor of Munhall; many nieces and nephews; and her dear friend Joan Foster.  

 
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Mary Ellen Welsh

September 03, 2019 |

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

Mary Ellen Welsh, 88, of North Huntingdon, peacefully passed away Saturday, August 31, 2019 at her home.  She was born December 10, 1930 in McKeesport, daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Fichera) Durante.  Mary Ellen enjoyed gardening, bowling and spending time with her grandchildren and other family members.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Welsh; and sister, Margaret Novak.  She is survived by her two sons, Joseph Welsh and his wife, Frederica and Robert Welsh; brother, Robert Durante; sister, Rose Chomanics; and four grandchildren, Ashley, Rob, Elizabeth and Nicholas.  Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  Interment will follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Dorothy Dougherty

September 02, 2019 |

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

Dorothy (Hall) Dougherty,  97, of Greenock, passed away Sunday, September 1, 2019. She was born February 17, 1922 in New York and was the wife of the late Robert R. "Boo" Dougherty who passed away November 3, 1991. She was a life long member of Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Greenock, and enjoyed working with arts and crafts, ceramics and stained glass.

 
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Steven "Steve" J. Brkovich

September 02, 2019 |

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

Steven "Steve" J.  Brkovich, 71, of Conneaut Lake, passed away, Friday, August 30, 2019. He was born November 30, 1947 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Stephen "Peaches" and Helen (Lucza) Brkovich. He was a graduate of Elizabeth Forward High School where he played baseball and football and the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics in West Mifflin. Steve worked as a licensed mechanic and inspector for the former US Airways. He was a member of Our Lady, Queen of the Americas in Conneaut Lake  and was a former member of St. Margaret Mary Church in Moon Township. He was a 50 year member of the Croatian Fraternal Union of America and was a member of the International Association of Machinist Potomac Air Lodge # 1976.  He was also a member of the former Boston Volunteer Fire Co, in Elizabeth Township. Steve serves as Democratic Committeeman for Summit Township, Conneaut Lake.

 
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Jean E. (Koloski) Glass

September 01, 2019 |

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

Jean E. (Koloski) Glass, 87, of Greensburg, formerly of North Versailles, died Tuesday August 27, 2019. She was born April 27, 1932 in Trafford, a daughter of the late Henry and Jennie (Lorenz) Koloski and was also preceded in death by her husband Charles E. Glass Jr. and a sister Marge (the late John) Bianchi. Jean was a member of St. Robert Bellarmine Church, East McKeesport. She is survived by her sons Ronald C. (Chris) Glass of Edgewood, MD, and David L. (Vickie) Glass of Greensburg; her grandchildren Andy Glass, Lauren (Michael) Schwartz, Katie Moore, Marisa (Desmond) Connolly, Derek Glass, Thomas Umphlett, and Christine (Aaron) Patton; 11 great grandchildren; also 3 nephews, a niece, and a cousin Eugene Cawoski.
 
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