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James Robert “West Virginia Jim” Pusey Sr.

September 19, 2020 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

James Robert “West Virginia Jim” Pusey Sr. died Friday, September 18, 2020.

Jim was a lifelong member of West Wilmerding Fire Dept, Station 211, a proud Veteran of the United States Army, and a member of the Sub Alpine Society in Turtle Creek. He was an avid lover of Jeeps, Nascar, his home State of West Virginia and the Mountaineers. Above all, Jim loved his kids and grandkids.

Jim is survived by Sherry Russell, his loving girlfriend of 21 years. Beloved father of Melvin (Desiree) Saula, Michele (Mike) Brancato, JR (Lindsay) Pusey, Merle “Bud” (Amy) Pusey. Adoring grandfather of Alyssa Saula, Alyza Pusey, Marie Brancato, Tessa Pusey, Santino Hartford, Maddy Machtley and Brianna Hartford, great grandfather of Cora Smith and Mason James Giglio. He is also survived by his brother, Sam (BJ) Pusey, Tim Pusey, Mike (Naomi) Pusey, Mark (April) Pusey; sisters, Tina (Larry) Windon, Susan Reed, Tammy Evans, the mother of his children, Kathleen (nee Saula) Hynes, many nieces and nephews and many friends.

 
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Florence K. Puskaric

September 18, 2020 |

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

Florence K. Puskaric, age 90 of Marshall, MI and formerly of McKeesport, passed away on September 17, 2020 at Oaklawn Hospital in Marshall.   Born March 14, 1930 in Munhall, she was a daughter of the late John and Katherine (Warsic) Barsic.  She was employed as a security officer for ten years at the Joseph Hornes Department Store in Monroeville.  Florence came to Michigan in 2004 from McKeesport.  She was a home maker that  loved to shop, cook, and bake.  Florence was proud to be crowned Miss Pittsburgh in 1947.  She was united in marriage on May 15, 1949 to Joseph Puskaric, and he preceded her in death on May 14, 2003.  She was also preceded in death by her brothers John, Frank, and George.  She is survived by her loving daughter Kathy Puskaric of Marshall and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

 
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Elizabeth Marie Janov

September 18, 2020 |

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

Elizabeth Marie Janov, age 93, of North Versailles, died September 16, 2020, at UPMC McKeesport. Born May 5, 1927, in Glassport, she was the daughter of the late George and Mary (Kushner) Dobos and the wife of the late Andrew Janov.

 
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Oleva Mae Gainer

September 18, 2020 |

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

Oleva Mae Gainer, 89, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Wednesday, September 16, 2020. She was born September 5, 1931 in Grantsville, WV, and was the daughter of the late Levi Franklin and Elfie (Barr) Fowler. She was the wife of the late Larry Glenn Gainer who passed away in 1999.  She was a member of Central Highlands Community United Methodist Church where she was also a member of the Choir and a volunteer for Meals on Wheels. Oleva was a retired Real Estate Agent and had worked for Howard Hanna Real Estate Services.

 
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Jeff Leroch

September 18, 2020 |

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

Jeff Leroch, 49, of Mt. Lebanon, passed away unexpectedly, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at home. He was born April 27, 1971 in Pittsburgh and was  the son of the late Robert Lee Leroch Sr. and Mary Jane O'Brien Leroch.  Jeff was an avid WWE wrestling fan and never missed a show. He worked as an electrical technician.

 
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Daniel B. Warnick

September 18, 2020 |

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

Daniel B. Warnick, age 63 of Clairton and formerly of Carnegie and Glassport, passed away on Thursday, September 17, 2020 at home.  Born May 21, 1957 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Harry and Joan (Scears) Warnick.  Daniel worked as a window installer for Three Rivers Auto Glass in McKees Rocks for many years. He will be remembered as a loving brother, brother-in-law, and uncle.  Daniel was survived by his siblings Harry Warnick of Clairton, Debbie (the late William) Butler of White Oak, Linda (Lee) Malloy of West Mifflin, Brenda (Mark) Webster of Liberty Boro, Cindy Nickolich of Glassport, and Ronald Warnick of McKeesport; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers David, Barry, and Robert Warnick.

 
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Frank J. Visocky

September 18, 2020 |

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

Frank J. Visocky died on Thursday, September 17, 2020 at his Redstone Highlands residence in North Huntingdon, PA. Frank was born on November 27, 1917 in Connellsville, PA and was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 71 years, Anastasia (Skero) Visocky; son-in-law, Daniel Kovac; Father and Mother, Michael and Anna Visocky, as well as all of his brothers and sisters.

Frank is survived by his son, Edward Visocky (Denise) of Valley Center CA; daughters, Janet Kovac of Greensburg, PA and Catherine (Robert) Tokar of Lakewood Ranch FL; grandchildren, Jena (Andy) Whipkey of Cranberry PA, Danielle (Scott) Lang of Irwin PA, Jacob (Nicole) Kovac of Acme PA, and Corey Tokar of Orlando, FL as well as five great grandchildren (Hannah, Mason, Xavier, Aaron, and Luke).

 
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Alexander J. "Jake" Sulesky

September 18, 2020 |

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

Alexander J. "Jake" Sulesky, 85, of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday, September 17, 2020 at his home.  He was born May 22, 1935 in McKeesport, a son of the late Alexander and Anna (Strager) Sulesky.  Prior to his retirement, Jake was a technician for Bell Telephone and was a veteran of the US Army during the Vietnam Era. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Robert Sulesky.

 
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Frank J. Visocky

September 18, 2020 |

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

Frank J. Visocky died on Thursday, September 17, 2020 at his Redstone Highlands residence in North Huntingdon, PA. Frank was born on November 27, 1917 in Connellsville, PA and was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 71 years, Anastasia (Skero) Visocky; son-in-law, Daniel Kovac; Father and Mother, Michael and Anna Visocky, as well as all of his brothers and sisters. Frank is survived by his son, Edward Visocky (Denise) of Valley Center CA; daughters, Janet Kovac of Greensburg, PA and Catherine (Robert) Tokar of Lakewood Ranch FL; grandchildren, Jena (Andy) Whipkey of Cranberry PA, Danielle (Scott) Lang of Irwin PA, Jacob (Nicole) Kovac of Acme PA, and Corey Tokar of Orlando, FL as well as five great grandchildren (Hannah, Mason, Xavier, Aaron, and Luke). He was a WWII Veteran, Sergeant in US Army Air Force, long standing member of the Mt Pleasant American Legion and a retiree of Westinghouse Corporation. Frank was a member of St Agnes Parish, North Huntingdon PA and formerly a member of the Visitation Church and men’s rosary society, Mt Pleasant PA. He was a devout Catholic and hardworking family man who loved to tinker around the house. His family and faith were very important to Frank and he was always there to help anyone in need. He will be dearly missed by all.

Friends and family will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike North Huntingdon, PA on Sunday, September 20, 2020 from 4 pm to 7 pm. Mass of Christian burial will be at the Visitation Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 740 Walnut Street, Mt Pleasant, PA on Monday, September 21, 2020 at 11am followed by an intermittent burial service at the Visitation Cemetery in Mt Pleasant, PA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Frank’s memory to Tunnel to Towers or Redstone At Home Hospice.

 


Adam Goyette

September 18, 2020 |

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

Adam Goyette, age 40, of Monroeville, PA died Tuesday, September 1, 2020. Adam was born in Davison, MI on March 12, 1980 and is the son of Martha Wikle Goyette and Joseph Goyette. Adam was a 1998 graduate of Davison High School, and 2003 graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York, NY. He was working for ZOLL Lifevest as a customer support technician. Above all else though, Adam lived to make people laugh.

 
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Nelle Enterline

September 18, 2020 |

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

Nelle Enterline, age 102 of White Oak, passed away on Thursday, September 17, 2020.  Born November 4, 1917 in Clairton, she was a daughter of the late Theodore and Marion (Hayden) Jackish.  A 1936 graduate of Clairton High School, Nelle was a former Tin Inspector at US Steel Irvin Works in West Mifflin and a member of Sampson's Mills Presbyterian Church in White Oak.  Besides her parents, Nelle was preceded in death by her husband Thomas Gayle Enterline who passed away May 17, 2007.  She is survived by many nieces and nephews, including Sharon Kelly-Vrontos of Turtle Creek and Dorothy Kyslinger of Versailles.

 
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Rochelle “Pixie” Diaz Cavendish

September 17, 2020 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Rochelle “Pixie” Diaz Cavendish, 59 of Clairton, formerly of Turtle Creek, passed away on Wednesday September 16th, 2020 at her home. She was born in McKeesport on May 2nd, 1961 to the late Joseph Diaz and Dorothy Trainer Diaz. Rochelle is survived by her three children, Steven Cavendish of McKeesport, Michael Cavendish, of West Homestead, and Charles (Khara) Cavendish, of New Franklin, OH, grandchildren, Kristian, Alexia, Skylie, and two other grandchildren, sisters Patricia Diaz of Clairton, Mary Nesky of Clairton, and Rose Polowsky of Clairton, and brothers Joseph (Darla) Diaz of Munhall, and Michael Diaz of Clairton. She was preceded in death by her sister Donna Stacey. Rochelle enjoyed crochet and quilting and making art. She was a home maker. Family and friends will be received on Saturday September 26th from 9-11am at S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th St, Clairton, PA 15025. A service will take place at 11. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the funeral home to defray costs or to www.fundthefuneral.com . Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


Elizabeth A. Turley

September 17, 2020 |

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

Elizabeth A. Turley, 82, of North Versailles, passed away peacefully Thursday, September 17, 2020 at Manor Care of Monroeville.  She was born December 13, 1937 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Augustus and Nellie (Churchfield) Frankford.  Prior to her retirement, Elizabeth was a secretary for Westinghouse Electric and later a bookkeeper for the Department of Aging.  She was member of Immaculate Conception Church, Irwin, enjoyed doing puzzles, reading and playing games on her Kindle, crocheting and was an avid Pittsburgh sports team fan.  In addition to her parents, Elizabeth was preceded in death by her husband, William Turley; brother, Francis Frankford; and sister, Sheila Kelley.  She is survived by her son, William (Kathi Carr) Turley; daughters, Paula (David) Patterson, Patricia (Reggie) Tabb, Janet (Tom Labuda) Bacco; ten grandchildren, Matthew, Carrie, Mark, Alexis, Allyson, Amanda, Nicholas, Nathan, Aidan and Declan.  Friends will be received from 2-8 p.m. on Sunday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  A funeral service will take place on Monday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment to follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles, PA.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society Breast Cancer Fund.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Anna Mae Oleyar

September 17, 2020 |

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

 Anna Mae Oleyar, age 86, of Port Vue, died September 14, 2020, at Senior Care Plaza.  Born November 8, 1933, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Victor and Margaret (Beres) Seibert and the wife of the late James A. Oleyar.  Anna Mae worked for G.C. Murphy in their office, Johnston the Florist and Yarborough Development in her later years.  She enjoyed bowling and was active in numerous local leagues throughout the years.  She loved to cook and was a wonderful baker. People still miss her delicious stuffed cabbage, nut rolls, cakes, and cookies.  She was a member of Mary Mother of God Parish, St. Patrick Church.

 
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Timothy E. Panico

September 17, 2020 |

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

Timothy E. Panico, age 55 of Herminie, passed away on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 in Excela Westmoreland Hospital in Greensburg.  Born November 7, 1964 in McKeesport, he is a son of the late Anthony P. and Claire A. (Stephens) Panico.  A service technician for Combustion Equipment Services in Pittsburgh, Tim was a member of the Wendell Club, a social member of the Herminie VFW, and an avid fisherman. 

 
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Keith Donald Nelson

September 17, 2020 |

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

Keith Donald Nelson, age 44, of McKeesport, died September 12, 2020, at home. Born November 25, 1975, in Miami, FL, he was the son of Mark (Susan) Nelson of Yorktown, VA, and Karen (Kevana) Bishop of McKeesport.
Keith was a self-employed plumber. He attended First Evangelical Free Church of McKeesport. Keith was a hardworking, fun-loving son, father, and friend. He had the biggest heart and was always willing to lend an ear or a hand.

 
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Rosalyn Scott

September 16, 2020 |

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

Rosalyn Scott, 55, born on May 5, 1965, was the beloved daughter of the late Gilliam Morgan and Melvina (Scott) Raymond in McKeesport, PA. Rosalyn departed this life on September 11, 2020, and was also preceded in death by her grandson, Keith Jones.

Left to cherish her memories are her four sons, Howard Stuvaints of McKeesport, PA, Dalin Scott of Duquesne, Tyler Scott of Duquesne, Davall Stuvaints of McKeesport; daughter, Gionna Stuvaints of McKeesport; four grandchildren; sister, LaPerry Raymond of McKeesport; brother, James Raymond, Jr. of North Versailles; father of her children, Russell Stuvaints; nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.

 
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Robin Ruffin

September 16, 2020 |

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

Robin Ruffin was born on November 19, 1965 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to the late Roy Johnson, Sr. and her beloved mother, Lavelle Cook-Campbell. She peacefully passed away on Saturday, September 12, 2020, at home. She was also preceded in death by both her maternal and paternal grandparents, and nephew Sherrod Johnson.

Robin, a graduate of Wilkinsburg High School, was a fun and loving person. She was a dedicated mother first and foremost. She spent most of her life working in Childcare. Robin loved children. She treasured educating them and planning fun activities for them to do. A woman of true wisdom, she loved to read and write poetry.

 
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Mary Almetta Singleton–Randall

September 16, 2020 |

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

Mary Almetta Singleton–Randall was born on September 6, 1932 in Blythedale, Pa., to the late Joseph and Chosie Helena-Edwards Stoutamire. She triumphantly gained her wings and slipped peacefully away on Thursday, September 10, 2020, at UPMC East Hospital a few days after celebrating her 88th birthday.

Almetta, as she was known by many, held various jobs during her working career in Pennsylvania and Maryland utilizing her many talents which included workings as an accountant at Cox’s Department Store, McKeesport PA.  Years later, she utilized her great culinary skills as a cook at the University of Maryland in College Park Maryland (UMPC), where she retired in late 1990.

McKeesport was home for Almetta which is where she returned after her retirement from UMCP to care for her only sister Anna Long, who precedes her in death. She attended Ebenezer Baptist Church in Blythedale and Christ Temple AME Church in McKeeport PA.

 
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Robert S. Drowser

September 16, 2020 |

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

Robert S. Drowser, age 64, of Jeannette, gained his wings September 14, 2020, with his wife, Colleen S. (Morris) Drowser, by his side. Born March 14, 1956, he was the son of the late Robert and Margaret (Lininger) Drowser.

 
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Connie L. Davis

September 16, 2020 |

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

Connie L. Davis, age 45, North Huntingdon, died September 14, 2020, at Transitions Healthcare. Born February 17, 1975, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, she was the daughter of Hank and Karen (Eby) Giesbrecht and wife of Lane Davis.  Connie graduated from the University of Lethbridge with two degrees and worked at Global Thermoelectric in Calgary, Alberta from 1997-1999, then as the Office Manager for NEDCO in Irwin from 1999-2008.  She loved playing her iPad games, watching movies and television, and listening to music.

 
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Andrew Justin Larson

September 16, 2020 |

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

Andrew Justin Larson, 29, West Palm Beach, Fl, formerly of North Versailles, passed away Monday, September 14, 2020. He was born November 14, 1990 in Pittsburgh and was the son of Harry A. "Howie" (Sharon) Larson of East McKeesport and Cheryl A. (Greg) Chronowski Berko of North Versailles. Andrew graduated from East Allegheny High School in 2009 and served in The US Air Force at Sheppard Air Force Base for almost 2 years. Andrew worked as a contractor doing home remodels, he also enjoyed working out, skydiving, snorkeling and pool & billiards. He was known as an avid cook and grillmaster as well. He loved his motorcycle and had plans to go to Palm Beach Bike Night and Bike Week. Most importantly, he loved his children more than words can say.

 
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Arvilla Mae Johnson

September 16, 2020 |

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

Our beloved mother, Arvilla Mae Johnson was born September 22, 1926 and through her almost 94 years, she has been a Godly mentor to not only her children but everyone she met.  On September 15, 2020 she went to the loving arms of her Lord and Savior.  Daughter of James and Florence Williams.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Frank Johnson Jr.; brothers, James Williams Jr., Richard Williams, Robert Williams; sister, Sara (Betty) Johnson and Mary Ann Henderson.  Surviving are her children, Frank (Carolyn) Johnson III, Paul (Rebecca) Johnson, Carol (Donald) Hart; 9 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; and sister, Lois Friedline.  Friends will be received from 10-11:30 a.m. on Monday at the Open Door Baptist Church, 970 N. Main Street, Greensburg, with a funeral service to follow.  Interment will be private in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sun Crest Hospice, 4075 Monroeville Blvd., Suite 210, Monroeville, PA  15146.   Arrangements were made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


L. James Auberle

September 16, 2020 |

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

L. James Auberle, 92, of North Huntingdon, passed away Sunday, September 13, 2020.  He was born July 19, 1928 in McKeesport, a son of the late Logan Mains and Lillie Mae (Davis) Auberle.  Prior to his retirement, James was a manager for Bell Telephone for 42 years, a veteran of the US Navy having served during the Korean War Era, and a member of Mary, Mother of God Catholic Church, McKeesport.  He was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan and enjoyed bowling, golfing and fishing.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Arthur Joseph Auberle.  He is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Mary (Savona) Auberle; son, Dr. James Auberle; daughter, Karen Hathcock and her husband, Rick; sister, Donna;  grandchildren, Melissa (Jacob) Studer, Christine Auberle; great-grandson, Jackson Asher.  Services are private.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mary, Mother of God Parish, McKeesport in memory of James.  Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Arnetha Lee Sallie

September 16, 2020 |

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

Arnetha Lee Sallie was born on June 15, 1924, and raised in Monongahela, PA. She was the loving daughter of the late Robert Lee and Lucinda Mitchell. Arnetha departed this life on September 7, 2020. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Sallie, Sr., brother, Sylvester Lee, and sister, Dorothy Hawley.  

Arnetha resided in McKeesport, PA.  She graduated from LaSalle University with an Associate’s degree and worked as a CPA.  She was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church until 2004, at which time she relocated to Las Vegas to live with her daughter after her husband James passed away.  She loved sitting for hours reading her books and cards that her children and grandchildren sent to her.  Another one of her joys was celebrating holidays, birthdays and just being with her family. She had been trying to get back home ever since she left McKeesport.  Now we can say that sixteen years later she “Finally Made it Home.”

 
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Helen McGrew

September 15, 2020 |

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

Helen McGrew of N. Huntingdon passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 15, 2020.  She was born in McKeesport, preceded in death by her husband, Findley McGrew.  She was also preceded in death by five brothers and two sisters.

Helen was a homemaker and was known in the family as “the best cookie baker ever”! More than anything, she cherished her family.  She enjoyed doing volunteer work for the Norwin YMCA in her 70’s.  She was also a faithful supporter of St. Jude Children’s Hospital and Boystown.  She loved working in her huge yard and maintaining it all by herself up until the age of 82.  She mowed the lawn and did all the shrubbery trimming.

She is survived by three daughters, Deborah (Raymond) Dirjan, Donna (Gus) Bricker and Shirley Hindman; five grandsons, Christopher (Amy) Findura, Gregory (Stephanie) McCullough, Robert (Tara) Hindman, Richard (Kelly) Hindman, and Anthony (Kristin) Dirjan.  She is also survived by 10 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

 
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Virginia E. Miller

September 15, 2020 |

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

Virginia E. Miller, 87, formerly of White Oak, died September 14, 2020, at Forbes Hospital. She was born April 9, 1933, in McKeesport, a daughter of the late William S. and Bessie (Smock) Webb and wife of the late Irving Miller, who died in 2019.

 
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Stephen Gary Murray

September 15, 2020 |

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

Stephen Gary Murray, 66, beloved son of Dolly Rollfeller was born June 30, 1954, in McKeesport, PA.  Stephen departed this life September 8, 2020, at St. Margaret’s Hospital. He was preceded in death by his adopted parents Stephen and Violet Dorsey.  

Stephen grew up in McKeesport, PA that was a tight-knit community where he was able to enjoy his community, family, and friends. He later moved to Wilkinsburg, PA  where he made his home. Stephen was the Owner-Operator of Imperial Coach Limousine Company. He was a proud entrepreneur and was dedicated to each of his businesses.  He enjoyed his Restaurant & Catering business and the constant smiles that lit up each clients face. He took pride in knowing that he had deliciously satisfied, each client "palate", yet nothing could ever compare to the smile and delight, that he loved to see crossing; daughter Stephanie's face immediately after preparing her favorite dishes. 

Stephen believed that:  "The ears hearing something is not as good as the eyes seeing it; The eye's seeing it is not as good as the foot's treading upon it; the foot's treading upon it, is not as good as the hands differentiating it" (Shuoy Yuan).  He felt taking someone by the hand and teaching them step by step, would prepare them to soar an entire lifetime. He became a member of the "Big Whip Riders Club"  he was able to enjoy his love for travel, trucks, and cars. Although he appreciated and liked them all, his favorite remained: "antique cars".

 
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Robert John "Fuzzy" Livingston

September 14, 2020 |

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

Robert John "Fuzzy" Livingston, age 74, of McKeesport, died September 11, 2020, at home. Born July 10, 1946, in McKeesport, he was the son of late Glenn and Jean (Pulsinelli) Livingston.

 
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Faith Ann (Gouker) Kuhns

September 14, 2020 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Faith Ann (Gouker) Kuhns, 61, of Port Vue, died Sept. 12, 2020.  She is the daughter of the late Charles and Margaret (Novak) Gouker and wife of the late James Kuhns.  Faith is survived by her sisters Josette Fuls and Paulette (Joseph) Humenansky; niece Kimberly Ann Taylor; nephew Brian J. Humenansky; great nephews Liam and Finnley Humenansky; significant other Brian Woodworth and many cousins and friends.  Funeral arrangements by Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport.

 


Elizabeth B. “Betty” Lovre

September 13, 2020 |

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

Elizabeth B. “Betty” Lovre age 95, of Duquesne, passed away on September 12, 2020, at home.  Born in Czechoslovakia on June 12, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Henry & Mary (Toth) Budahazi. 

She was a member of Holy Name Church of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish and she enjoyed shopping, crocheting and sewing. 

She was the loving wife for 49 years of the late Thomas M. Lovre; mother of Donna Rozgonyi of McKeesport and Patricia (fiance John Gretz) Lovre of Duquesne; grandmother of Jackie (Mike) Bedzik, Tom (Nia) Rozgonyi, Gregory (Jessie) Rozgonyi, Bruce (Sierra) Edwards, and the late Christina Rozgonyi; great grandmother of Marie Rozgonyi, Thomas Rozgonyi, Nevaeh Rozgonyi, Amanda Bedzik, Tamir Rozgonyi, Aiden Rozgonyi, Adeline Rozgonyi, Elana Edwards, and Alona Edwards; sister of the late Henry (late Barbara) Budahazi. 

 
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Robert Bruce Evans

September 13, 2020 |

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

Robert Bruce Evans,  82, of Lincoln Borough, passed away Sunday, September 6, 2020. He was born July 30, 1938 in Ellwood City and was the son of the late John Elmer and Viola Rosetta (Bookamer) Evans. He was the husband of the late Joyce (Marsh) Evans. Robert was retired from US Steel Irvin Works.

 
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JoAnn Cerniglia

September 13, 2020 |

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

JoAnn Cerniglia, 62, of Greensburg, formerly of McKeesport, passed away Thursday, September 10, 2020. She was born March 16, 1958 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Albert and Mary Natalie (Ivison) Oddo.

 
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Barbara Ann Bowers

September 13, 2020 |

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

Barbara Ann Bowers, age 79, of Pleasant Hills, died on September 10, 2020. She was born in Pittsburgh on May 9, 1941 and is the daughter of the late Lawrence C. and Kathryn M. (Murnak) Brickner, and the wife of the late Robert F. Bowers.  Barbara was a representative and make-up artist for Estee Lauder at the former Gimbels Department Store in Century III.  She also enjoyed working as a real estate agent for the surrounding communities.

 
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Elda Polidora

September 13, 2020 |

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

Elda Polidora, age 89, of North Versailles, died September 11, 2020, at UPMC McKeesport. Born October 8, 1930, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Donato and Maria (Gatta) Buccini.

 
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Mari Beth (Richards) Timko

September 12, 2020 |

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

Mari Beth (Richards) Timko age 80, of West Mifflin, passed away on September 11, 2020 at Locust Grove Personal Care.  Born on April 4, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Peter W. & Clare (McElhinney) Richards. She was a retired administrative assistant for Yanni Partners and a member of St. James Church in the West End of Pittsburgh. She was the wife for 57 years of John F. “Jack” Timko of West Mifflin; mother of Dawn (James) Robinson of West Mifflin; grandmother of Michael & Adam Robinson; sister of Judy (late Melvin) Brdar of Bethel Park, Thomas (Lola) Richards of Jefferson Hills and the late Peter (late Barbara “Babs”) Richards. Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 13, 2020 from 1-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300, where a Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, September 14, 2020, with Father Haynos officiating.  Interment will follow in Holy Name Cemetery. 

 


Harry J. Schmidt

September 12, 2020 |

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

Harry J. Schmidt, age 68, of Christy Park, died September 10, 2020, at Pittsburgh VA Medical Center. Born January 22, 1952, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Harry D. and Mary (Stinson) Schmidt.
Harry was a retired master gunsmith. He was US Air Force veteran serving during Vietnam Veteran War. Harry loved fishing, hunting, and shooting pool.

 
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Della K. "Tootie" Santucci

September 12, 2020 |

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

Della K. "Tootie" Santucci, age 81, of McKeesport, died September 9, 2020, at UPMC East.  Born March 28, 1939, at the family home in Little Boston, she was the daughter of the late Elmer and Sarah (Shaffer) Hodge and the wife of the late William J. Santucci, Sr.

 
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Rhonda L. Vogel

September 12, 2020 |

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

Rhonda L. Vogel, age 73 of Versailles, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her friends and family.  Born September 14, 1946 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Lawrence and Frances (Downes) Dore.  A former medical assistant for Dr. George Eastman and a self-employed cosmetologist, Rhonda was an active volunteer: working to collect donations for needy families, seniors, and the MS Society.

 
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Donna Dixon

September 11, 2020 |

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

Donna Dixon, 71, of McKeesport, died August 28, 2020 at home. She was born on August 1, 1949.

Donna is survived by her daughters, Donneshia Dixon, Quiana Dixon; brother, Dennis Gore; six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. She was preceded in death by her mother, Ora Dixon, son, Derrick Dixon and brother, Donald Dixon.

Arrangements are in charge of Robert A. Waters Funeral Home Inc.

 
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Robert Brian Gagich

September 11, 2020 |

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

Robert Brian Gagich, age 50, of Liberty Borough went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, September 9, 2020. He was born in Avella, PA and is the son of the late Jean Gagich. He was employed as a Local 1058 skilled laborer and worked for several road construction crews in the area.

 
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Mary Ann Zebroski

September 11, 2020 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

 

Mary Ann Zebroski, 75, of Homestead, formerly of Glassport, died Sept. 10, 2020.  She is the beloved wife of Kenneth Zebroski; mother of Daria (Brian) George and Kelly (John) Palmer; grandmother of Scott and Adam Webb and Jarod and Rachael Palmer; sister of Jacob (the late Lillian) Viehl and Katherine “Kitty” (Joe) Nelson.  She is also survived by many family and friends.  Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport on Wed. from 3 to 6:30 at which time a memorial service will be held with Rev. Hal Dangle. 
 


Howard R. Beharry

September 11, 2020 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

Howard R. Beharry, 68, of West Mifflin, died Friday, September 4, 2020 at his home.  Born in McKeesport, June 16, 1952, he was the son of the late John and Dorothy Neel Beharry.  He is survived by his son, Ryan R. (Allison) Beharry of West Mifflin, 2 grandchildren, Peyton Beharry of West Mifflin and Braedyn Pierrard of Penn Hills, his first wife, Marsha Gougler Brown of West Mifflin, and his brother, John J. Beharry of West Mifflin.

 
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Walter F. Heid

September 11, 2020 |

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

Walter F. “Tut” Heid, age 89, of Belle Vernon, formerly of Elizabeth, passed away on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at home. He was a loving father, husband and a friend to all.

Walter was a graduate of Har-Brack High School and the University of Maryland. An Army veteran serving during the Korean War, he retired as a safety engineer for the steel industry.

He was a member of Central Highlands Community United Methodist Church in Elizabeth Twp., was a past president of the Central Lions Club, and a member of the Sutersville Moose. Born December 15, 1930 in Tarentum, he was a son of the late Walter F. and Caroline (Stem) Heid.

Walter is survived by his wife of 58 years, Beverly Heid; children, Sheryl (Jerry) Heid Lazar of Perryopolis and Bryan (Cindy) Heid of Sharpsburg; grandchildren, Anna and Joel Lazar; step-grandchildren, Holly (Dave) Croteau and Michael Scott; great-grandson, Alexander Croteau; nephews, Stephen and David Heid; nieces, Stacie Kennefick and Laura (Chip) Fohl; and great-niece, Olivia.

 
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Sarah M. Blystone

September 11, 2020 |

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

Sarah M. Blystone, 93, of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday, September 10, 2020 at Redstone Highlands, North Huntingdon.  She was born July 7, 1927 in Turtle Creek, a daughter of the late Albert and Catherine (Urias) Lyons.  Sarah was a circuit board operator  for Switch & Signal Electronics and later retired from Femco.  She enjoyed dancing and traveling with her husband, Bill. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, William H. Blystone; brothers, Melvin (Esther), Lauren (Emma), Lawrence (Dolores) Lyons; and sister, Myra (Paul) Weschitz.

 
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Kevin DeWayne Younge

September 11, 2020 |

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

Kevin DeWayne Younge,  43, of Boston, passed away Friday, September 4, 2020. He was born February 24, 1977 in Buncombe County, NC, and is the son of Teresa Marie McFalls and James F. Younge. In addition to his parents, he is survived by sons, Christopher J. Younge, Jonathan T. Younge, Matthew D. Younge, Joseph R. Younge, and Adam P. Clymire, brother, Dustin J. (Maureen) Younge, grandsons, Lincoln P. Younge and Carter J. Younge, and step-mother, Shari Whitney.

 
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Ruth M. (Leaf) Hayden

September 10, 2020 |

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

 
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Marlene J. Uebel

September 10, 2020 |

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

Marlene J. (Pedana) Uebel, age 75, of Liberty Boro, passed away on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at home. Marlene was a spiritual person with a deep faith. Born February 24, 1945 in Wilkes-Barre, she was a daughter of the late Etalo and Josephine (Adamczyk) Pedana. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Robert E. Uebel; daughter, Danielle R. (Joseph) Saxinger of Natrona Heights; son, Scott R. Uebel of Port Orchard, WA; son, J. Jason (Lauren) Sabol of Washington, DC; daughter, Karen S. Ostrander of Youngwood; 10 grandchildren; brothers, Edward J. (Antonette) Pedana of Willingboro, NJ and Lawrence (Susan) Pedana of East Stroudsburg; also, nieces and nephews. Visitation was private at the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Delores M. (Bartley) Kovac

September 10, 2020 |

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

Delores M. (Bartley) Kovac, 76, of Duquesne, died peacefully at home on Wednesday, September 9, 2020. Born October 1, 1943, in New Alexandria, she was the daughter of the late Clarence D. and Neata Bartley. Mrs Kovac was an avid gardener and cook, and was a retired chef of the Pittsburgh Athletic Club in Pittsburgh. She was the beloved wife of the late Michael G. Kovac. She is survived by two sons, Stephen (Tracy Rushe Nock) and Michael (Tana) Kovac, two daughters, Tina-Louise (Nicholas) Ulakovic and Lisa Kovac, four brothers, Ivan (Bernadette) Bartley, Clarence David Bartley, James Bartley, and Rick (MaryKay) Bartley, two sisters, JoAnne Bartley and Rita Bartley, nine grandchildren, Matthew and Stephanie Ulakovic, Kara Kovac, Cole Kovac, Chloe Kovac, Dylan Kovac, Bailey Kovac, Marshall Nock, and Mitchell Nock, nieces, nephews and her four-legged feline Sassypants.

 
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Joseph “Joe” Botti

September 09, 2020 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

Joseph “Joe” Botti, 70, of North Versailles Twp., died unexpectedly on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. A son of the late William “Sarge” Botti, and late Maria (Cerrati) Botti.

Beloved husband of 46 years to Lynne (nee Barnes) Botti of North Versailles. Loving father of Joe (Shelly) Botti and Michelle (Justin) Marton. Loving brother of Ralph (Cookie) Botti, brother in law of Lawrence Barnes. Adoring grandfather of Jillian, Lauren, Lexie, Jackson.

 
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Anthony “Tony” Joseph Ferrante

September 09, 2020 |

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

Anthony "Tony" Joseph Ferrante, 61, of White Oak, passed away Monday, September 7, 2020. He was born October 22, 1958 in Pittsburgh and was the son of the late Charles "Blit" and JoAnn (Bastow) Ferrante. Tony was a Automobile Salesman. He is survived by his wife, Pamela Ferrante, brother, Steve (Lisa) Ferrante of Shamong, NJ, sister, Karen (George William) Haas of Emmaus,  nieces, a nephew, aunts, uncles, and cousins. There is no visitation. Arrangements are by the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 1638 Lincoln Way, White Oak. (412) 672-6322 Troy J. Gilbert, Director. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 


Florence “Flo” Speidel

September 09, 2020 |

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

Florence “Flo” Speidel, 90, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 6, 2020, 11 days after the passing of her beloved husband of nearly 70 years, Bill. Born Florence Kathryn Delo on November 12, 1929 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of Monroe M. Delo and Freda (Blend) Delo. Left to cherish her legacy is her sister, Ethel (Delo) Harris of Erie and her children Carol (James) Anderson of Mechanicsburg, William D. (Barbara) Speidel, III of Butler and David (Barbara) Speidel of South Fayette; 7 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Flo graduated from East McKeesport High School in 1947 where she was in the Girls’ and Mixed Chorus, Tri-Hi-Y, Art Club, Junior Play and the Decorating Committee. After High School, she took evening business classes at Carnegie Mellon and Robert Morris and was an Administrative Assistant in the Executive Office of Pittsburgh Plate Glass until she met and married the love of her life, Bill.

 
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Bryan R. Myers

September 09, 2020 |

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

Bryan R. Myers, age 70, of Port Vue, died on September 8, 2020. He was born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, on July 8, 1950, and is the son of the late Robert and Ruth Gorman Myers, and the husband of Pamela Hetherington Myers.

 
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Barbara S. Robertson

September 09, 2020 |

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

Barbara S. Robertson, age 71, of McKeesport, died September 6, 2020.  Born January 19, 1949, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Delmar and Margaret (Anderson) Stone and the wife of the late Dave Robertson.

Barb was currently a school bus driver for the Norwin School District, where she worked for the last twenty years. She was family-oriented and always enjoyed sharing meals and celebrating the Holidays with her family. Barb loved traveling and celebrating birthdays in Ocean City, MD with her girlfriends.

 
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Michael A. Czapor

September 08, 2020 |

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

Michael A. Czapor, 72, of Monroeville, passed away Saturday, September 5, 2020 at home. He was born April 24, 1948 in McKeesport, the son of the late Stanley Walter and Margaret Leona (Kachur) Czapor. He was a graduate of Slippery Rock College and retired from U.S. Steel, Clairton Works. He was an Army veteran and a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish, (St. Jude the Apostle Church, Wilmerding). In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his sons Daniel Anthony and David Anthony Czapor and a brother in law. He is survived by his wife of 47 years Patricia A. (Onorato) Czapor; a brother in law; sisters in law; numerous nieces, nephews,cousins, and many friends; and his beloved cat Shady.

 
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Christopher Andrew Lacey

September 07, 2020 |

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

Christopher Andrew Lacey, age 37, of Elizabeth, passed away on Sunday, September 6, 2020. He was a truck driver with Waste Management in Forward Twp. and enjoyed riding quads, hanging with friends and drinking beer. Born December 12, 1982 in Upper St. Clair, he was a son of William C. (Nancy) Lacey of Elizabeth Twp. and Marlene A. (Lakovic) Lacey of Elizabeth. In addition to his parents, he is survived by a son, Bryan Caulkett of Herminie; sister, Nancy Ann Lacey of McClellandtown; also, an aunt and cousins. He was predeceased by grandparents, Andrew "Lucky" and Minnie Lakovic, and Clyde and Wilma Lacey.

 
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Anna Mae Triglia

September 07, 2020 |

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

Anna Mae Triglia, age 89 of Clairton, passed away on Saturday, September 5, 2020 in HCR ManorCare - Whitehall.  Born August 31, 1931 in Stockdale, she was a daughter of the late William J. and Verna (Sapko) Lutes.  Anna Mae was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish, Sons of Columbus Santa Maria Council #3, and the AARP, all of Clairton.  Besides her parents, Anna Mae was preceded in death by her husband Anthony Triglia, who passed away in 1991, and siblings William and Robert Lutes and Betty DiBiase.  She is survived by nieces and nephews. 

 
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Robert "Robbie" J. Dingeldein

September 07, 2020 |

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

Robert "Robbie" J. Dingeldein, 30, of North Huntingdon, passed away Sunday, September 6, 2020 at UPMC Presbyterian.  He was born August 3, 1990 in Pittsburgh, a son of Robert and Leslie (DeFalco) Dingeldein.  Robbie was a graduate of Norwin Sr. High School Class of 2008  where he played soccer.  He was a machinist for Kiczan Manufacturing and enjoyed fishing, riding dirt bikes and spending time outdoors with his sons.  He is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, David DeFalco; and paternal grandfather, Roy Dingeldein.

 
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Dennis J. Gribschaw

September 07, 2020 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

 

Dennis J. Gribschaw, 65 of Glassport, died Sept. 5, 2020 after a courageous battle with cancer.  He is the son of the late Albert C. and Mary E. (Dzvonik) Gribschaw.  He is survived by his beloved wife Jamie (Wible) Gribschaw; daughter Breanna (Michael) McFarland; sons Brian Gribschaw and Jordan Simko; siblings Sister Donna M. Gribschaw, Albert M. Gribschaw, Ronald (Joan) Gribschaw and Christine A. (Patrick) McCarthy; step siblings Rudy (Sara) Arn, Stephen (Kim) Arn and Mary (Frank) Haught; dog Sissy and Granddog Remi; also nieces and nephews.

 
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Joshua B. Driscoll

September 05, 2020 |

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

Joshua B. Driscoll, age 34, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Thursday, September 3, 2020. He was a 2009 graduate of Penn State University with a bachelors degree in statistics. He loved golfing, playing cards, fishing and was a sports fanatic. Born April 14, 1986 in McKeesport, he was a son of Raymond P. Driscoll of New Mark, VA and Cynthia (Stewart) Driscoll of Elizabeth Twp. In addition to his parents, he is survived by brothers, Jason (Larissa) Driscoll of Herminie and Justin (Caitlin) Driscoll of Rostraver Twp; also, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

 
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Savoy Jimi "Slick" Brown

September 05, 2020 |

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

Savoy Jimi "Slick" Brown, age 19 of Duquesne, died on September 3, 2020. He was born in Pittsburgh, PA. on September 3, 2001. Savoy is the son of George E. Brown Jr. and Melonie V. Bradley.

 
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JoAnn S. Robbins

September 05, 2020 |

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

JoAnn S. Robbins, age 92, of North Versailles, died September 3, 2020, at UPMC Mercy. Born December 22, 1927, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Martha (Vought) Robley and the wife of the late Dr. Joseph L. Robbins, II.

 
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Anna E. (Bodnar) Denne

September 05, 2020 |

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

Anna E. (Bodnar) Denne age 95, formerly of West Mifflin, passed away on September 4, 2020 at St. Anne Home, Greensburg.  Born in Duquesne on September 20, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Steve & Mary (Kalinak) Bodnar.  She was a member of Mary Mother of God Parish-St. Angela Merici Church in White Oak and a former member of St. Joseph Church in Duquesne where she was the former past president and treasurer of their Confraternity of Christian Mothers & Guild, a past money counter and church volunteer.  She was also a past volunteer at Jefferson Regional Medical Center, past volunteer at St. Joseph Library and was an avid reader. She was the beloved wife of the late Clarence P. “Gunner” Denne; mother of Mary Ann (Charles) Vincenzini of White Oak, Patricia (Paul) Felentzer of North Huntingdon, and Ronald (Carol) Denne of West Mifflin; grandmother of Jason Felentzer, Brian Felentzer, Theresa (Brian) Evans, Michelle (Tim) Taylor, Amy (Brian) Hartz, Eric (Ashley) Denne, Kristin (John) Tallent, Lindsey (Josh) McCullough and the late Justin Denne; great grandmother of Nathan & Elizabeth Hartz, Matthew & Zachary Taylor, Noah & Mason Felentzer, Katelyn & Madelyn Evans, Mia & Madison Denne and Kara Tallent.  She was predeceased by brothers and sisters, Mary Madaras, Thomas Pollak, Steve Bodnar, Nicholas Bodnar, John Bodnar and Andrew Bodnar.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Angela Merici Church on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 10:00 a.m., with the Rev. Kevin Dominik officiating, assisted by Deacon Dale DiSantos.  Everyone Please Meet at Church. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery in West Mifflin. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Anne Home, 685 Angela Dr., Greensburg, PA 15601. Arrangements by MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne. 412-466-3300

 


Ronald R. Veverka

September 05, 2020 |

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

Ronald R. Veverka, 75, of North Huntingdon, passed away Saturday, September 5, 2020 at Excela Health Westmoreland.  He was born May 1, 1945 in Greensburg, a son of the late Russel and Hazel (Ingrham) Veverka.  Prior to his retirement, Ron was a police officer for 34 years for North Huntingdon Township, a veteran of the US Air Force, and a member of The Lutheran Church of Our Saviour. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Roberta Regan Veverka.  He is survived by his son, Robert Veverka and his wife, Jennifer; daughter, Roni A. Johnson and her fiancé, Jeff Barry; and three loving grandchildren, Ryan and Claire Veverka and Dannon M. Johnson; brothers, David (Paula) Veverka, Richard (Marge) Veverka; and sister, Norma Jean Truxal.  Friends will be received from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, FOP Lodge will hold a service at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  A funeral service will take place at 10 a.m. on Wednesday in the funeral home chapel.  Interment to follow in Irwin Union Cemetery.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Shirley "Fran" (Whittington) Smith

September 05, 2020 |

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

Shirley Frances "Fran" (Whittington) Smith,  84, of Rostraver, formerly of Buena Vista, passed away Thursday, September 3, 2020. She was born May 5, 1936 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late William E. and Elizabeth Mae (Girard) Whittington. She was the wife of the late H. Jere Smith who passed away November 28, 2005.

 
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Ronald E. "Rip" Rybka

September 04, 2020 |

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

Ronald E. "Rip" Rybka, age 84, of Port Vue, died September 2, 2020, at home. Born May 22, 1936, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Casper and Sofia (Osolinski) Rybka and the husband of Cheryl A. (Halvaty) Rybka for over 54 years.

 
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Lawrence Jeffrey Holden

September 04, 2020 |

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

Lawrence Jeffrey Holden, age 64, died Saturday, August 29, 2020 at his residence. He was born on September 18, 1955 and is the son of the late John Leslie and Rebecca Link Holden.

 
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Catherine Marie “Kay” Ponsonby

September 03, 2020 |

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

Catherine Marie “Kay” Ponsonby age 91, formerly of McKeesport and West Newton, passed away on September 2, 2020 at Kane Community Living Center, Ross Twp.  Born in Duquesne on August 5, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Paul & Jennie (Marino) Guglielmo.  She was a member of Mary Mother of God Parish, Corpus Christi Church, a homemaker, avid reader, an amazing cook and an excellent baker. She was the beloved wife, for 60 years, of the late Craig Ponsonby Sr; mother of Craig (Kathryn Barvinchak) Ponsonby Jr. of Cape Canaveral, FL, Mark Ponsonby of Gibsonia and Felicia (Edward) Czapor of North Huntingdon; grandmother of Shana (John) Mackie, Rebecca Ponsonby, Lindsay (Tony) Kerzmann, Markie (Ken) Jones, Lauren (Kurt) Karcher, Marisa (Chad) Hirsh, and Brian Czapor; great grandmother of Noah, Madison and Logan Mackie, Holden and Juliet Kerzmann, Kennedy Jones and Harper Grace Karcher; sister of Rosemarie Budai of West Newton and the late Tony (wife Nancy survives) Guglielmo of Dravosburg; brother-in-law Paul Ponsonby of Port Vue and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 10, 2020, from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 15110, 412-466-3300. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, September 11 at 10:00 a.m. at Corpus Christi Church, McKeesport, followed by a burial in New St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, visitation will be limited to 25 people in the funeral home at one time and masks must be worn. 

 


Chasity M. Routt

September 02, 2020 |

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

Chastity M. Routt, age 27, of Elizabeth, passed away on Sunday, August 30, 2020. She was born December 28, 1992, in Farmville, VA. She is survived by her daughter, Atlas Valenti of White Oak; mother, Victoria Routt of Elizabeth; sister, Kelsey Routt of Jefferson Hills; niece, Cali Dooley of Elizabeth; maternal grandmother, Vicki Fazekas of Elizabeth; maternal grandfather, Alex Fazekas of Virginia; and uncle, Zachary Fazekas of Elizabeth. She had a beautiful soul, both creative and captivating. She was a loving and caring mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. She will be deeply missed and dearly remembered by all who knew her. Friends and family will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Friday, September 4, 2020, from 2-4 PM and 6 PM until the time of service at 7 PM in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Jude Urso officiating. In order to comply with Covid-19 restrictions, attendance will be limited to 25 people at any given time inside the funeral home. Guests are required to wear masks and follow CDC social distancing guidelines. You may be asked to limit your visiting time so that all guests will have an opportunity to pay their respects. The family would like to express their understanding to those who are unable to attend due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Ruby Jackson

September 02, 2020 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Obituary

Ruby Jackson, 92, died Aug. 30, 2020.

Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, at Tunie Funeral Home, Inc., 218 E. 11th Ave., Homestead. A funeral service will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Sept. 10 at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Grandview Cemetery & Mausoleum, 1301 Lincoln Highway, North Versailles Twp.

 


Gerald T. Likar

September 02, 2020 |

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

Gerald T. Likar, 81, of North Huntingdon, died Tuesday September 1, 2020, at home. Jerry worked his entire working life for the family business Likar Roofing of North Versailles.

He was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, North Huntingdon, and was a loving man who enjoyed being around his family. He was a son of the late John L. Sr. and Constance (Winslow) Likar and was also preceded in death by his wife of 54 years Ruth A. (McSteen) Likar and a brother John L. Likar Jr. He is survived by his children Teresa Griffiths and her husband Jim, Kathy Parry and her husband Jerry, and Gerald W. Likar all of North Huntingdon; his former daughter in law Carla Likar; his grandchildren, Kimberly (Joseph) Kiraly, Paul (Amanda) Griffiths, Megan (Eric) Lipp, Natalie Parry (fiancé Josh Miller) and Corbin and Izabelle Likar; his great grandchildren, Mackenzie, Tyler, Jayce, and Vivian; a brother Vincent (Iris) Likar; a sister in law Janis Likar; also nieces and nephews.

 
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Shirley A. Noll

September 02, 2020 |

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

Shirley A. Noll, 87, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Tuesday, September 1, 2020. She was born January 24, 1933 in Versailles and was the daughter of the late J. William and Helen (Semcoski) Gates, Sr. She was a member of Central Highlands Community United Methodist Church and had worked for the former King and Keeney Oil Co. in Boston. She is survived by her husband, Gerald H. Noll, brother-in-law, Donald (Barbara) Noll of West Mifflin, and nieces and nephews. 

 
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Mary M. Helfmann

September 02, 2020 |

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

Mary M. (Miele) Helfmann, 76, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.  She was born September 29, 1943 in Braddock, PA, a daughter of the late Anthony Mylo and Mary (Wallace) Miele.  Prior to her retirement, Mary was a floor manager for Walmart and a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church.  She enjoyed solving crossword puzzles, reading on her Kindle, playing computer games, attending high school plays and dining with her friends.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Norman F. Helfmann;  brothers, Anthony (Eileen) Miele, Raymond Miele, David (partner, Dorothy) Miele, Robert (Danielle) Miele and Armand Miele. She is survived by her son, Todd and his wife, Kelly; two daughters Tracie Helfmann, Toni Kunselman and her husband, Erik; two grandsons, Joshua (Jessica) and Tyler Helfmann; and two grand dogs EmmyLou (Harris) Kunselman and Waylon (Jennings) Kunselman.  Friends will be received from 3-7 p.m. on Friday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  A blessing service will be held on Saturday  at 10:30  a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Entombment in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park. A courtesy of wearing a mask is requested.   www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Virginia A. Piper-Fitzroy

September 01, 2020 |

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

Virginia A. Piper-Fitzroy, 70, of East McKeesport died Sunday, August 30, 2020. Daughter of the late Gerald and Rebecca Piper.  Beloved wife of Robert Fitzroy.  Loving mother of Dwyer ( Beth Ann) Lynch, Gerald (Nicole) Lynch, David (Diana) Lynch, and Jake (Melanie) Fitzroy.  Dear Grandmother of Harmon Lynch, Jamisen Fitzroy, Avery Fitzroy, Logan Fitzroy, and Nicolas Lynch.  Sister of Henry (Ruth) Piper and John (Penny) Piper.  Also numerous nieces, nephews, and the very large extended family whom love Virginia dearly.

 
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Phyllis L. Bryant

September 01, 2020 |

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

Phyllis L. Bryant, beloved daughter of the late Rocinlus and Bertha Johnson Young, was born on September 1, 1947, in Elizabeth, PA. Mrs. Bryant departed this life on August 27, 2020, joining her loved ones who preceded her in death: husband, William Bryant, son, Darnell M. Johnson, stepson, Johnnie Payton, stepdaughter, Catherine Andrews, siblings, Duane Young,  Yvonne Young, Loretta Butler, Marion Carter, Toni Rosser-Booker, Donald and Ronald Young.

Phyllis is survived by her three daughters, Tasha (Sam) Johnson-Phelps of McKeesport, Tamera Bryant of White Oak, Kera Bryant of McKeesport; 12 grandchildren; Lanisha Foster (Travis), Janai, Donte’ia, Tyjuan (Shawree), Taj L. Johnson, Rosheeda, Khaleel, Kyla, Kalan, Kalista Bryant, LaRita and Raymond Jenkins; 7 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Barbara Ann (Al) Lawrence, Deborah  Young, Renee Davis, all of Detroit, Denise Whatley of Charlotte, NC; two brothers, Charles and Robert Young of McKeesport; two sisters-in-law, Princess Young, Sandra Young; a host of nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.

 
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Rosemarie B. "Goo" Conti

September 01, 2020 |

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

Rosemarie B. "Goo" Conti, age 87 of North Huntingdon died September 1, 2020 at Transitions Health Center. She was born October 7, 1932 in Pittsburgh, Pa., a daughter of the late Albert and Agnes Harvanek Gulentz. Rosemarie was a member of St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon where she sang in the church choir. Prior to her retirement she was employed in the retail sales industry. She enjoyed shopping, flea markets, travel, playing the organ and a was a great keyboardist. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard L. Conti. She is survived by two sons, Jim and his wife, Linda, and Rick Conti, one daughter, Cindy Dushack and her husband John, 5 grandchildren, James A. (Monica), Melanie, Christopher, Brittany (Cody), Blaze, one great grandchild, Anthony.

 
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Janet L. Fulmer

September 01, 2020 |

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

Janet L. Fulmer, 90, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at Golden Heights Personal Care Home, Irwin. She was born August 16, 1930 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Carl P. and Esther (Stolpe) Nystrom. Prior to her retirement, Janet was a bank teller for Mellon Bank at Norwin Towne Square. She was a graduate of Duquesne High School and enjoyed crafting and painting. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James R. Fulmer; and son, Jeffrey P. Fulmer. She is survived by her son, James W. Fulmer and his wife, Donna; daughter-in-law, Cheryl Fulmer; grandchildren, Heather (Mark) Roller, James R. (Luis) Fulmer, Jonathan (Amber) Fulmer, Christy (James) Azzarello and Jenna Fulmer Onder; great-grandchildren, Christian, Braeden, Dylan, Brieana, Jacob, Emily, Aiden, Jordan, Jason and Jaylee.

 
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William Daniel Speidel, Jr.

September 01, 2020 |

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

William Daniel Speidel, Jr., 94, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday night, August 26, 2020 at his home in Elizabeth Twp. Born on April 26, 1926 in East McKeesport, he was the son of William Daniel Speidel, Sr. and Martha (Jones) Speidel. Left to cherish his legacy are his wife of nearly 70 years, Florence (Delo) Speidel and their children Carol (James) Anderson of Mechanicsburg, William D. (Barbara) Speidel, III of Butler and David (Barbara) Speidel of South Fayette; 7 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Bill graduated from East McKeesport High School where he played football, basketball and was president of the student council.

 
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Isabel Suarez

September 01, 2020 |

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

Isabel (Garcia) Suarez 101, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Monday, August 31, 2020 at home. She was born April 15, 1919 in Clarksburg, WV, and was the daughter of the late Thomas and Adella (Garcia) Garcia. She was the wife of the late Alfred "Fred" Suarez who passed away December 10, 1999. Isabel was a member of Central Highlands Community United Methodist Church and was a Charter Member of the Central Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary in Elizabeth Township. She was retired from the Elizabeth Forward School District. Her hobbies included crafting, baking and making candy.

 
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John W. Grueso

September 01, 2020 |

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

John W. "JG" Grueso, age 60, of Bethel Park, passed away on Sunday, August 30, 2020 at UPMC Mercy. He retired as the owner of JG Contracting in Clairton. He loved spending time with his family, especially being Pappy to his three grandkids. Born November 25, 1959 in Clairton, he was a son of the late William and Ruth (Mazurek) Grueso. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Bonnie (Tressler) Grueso; daughter, Ashley (John) Bennett of McMurray; grandchildren, Avalyn, Jeb and Jacob Bennett; sister, Jill (Bob) Rizzo of Clairton; and nephew, Jeremy Rizzo of Clairton. No visitation or services are planned. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Eugene B. Tyler

September 01, 2020 |

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

Eugene B. "Gene" Tyler, age 50, of Port Vue, died at home on August 29, 2020. Born September 10, 1969, in McKeesport, he was the son of William and Allie (Schmeltz) Tyler and the loving husband of Jennifer (Nordine) Tyler for 31 years.

Gene was a 1987 graduate of McKeesport High School and went on to enlist in the Navy. He was an avid hunter and fisherman who enjoyed spending time at his camp near Kittanning. At home, you could find him cooking, watching Nascar, rooting for the Steelers and Penguins, and spending time with his family.

 
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