A free service provided by your local funeral professionals and The Tube City Almanac, your independent, non-profit news source.

McKeesport Area News from Tube City Almanac


Advertising

This service is supported by donations and advertising. To advertise here, call (412) 614-9659 or email McKeesportObituaries@gmail.com.


Robert L. Case

December 31, 2020 |

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

Robert L. Case, 47, of Monongahela, passed away unexpectedly, Monday, December 28, 2020. He was born March 6, 1973 in McKeesport and was the son of David L. Case of Elizabeth Twp. and the late Dorothy A. (Moxley) Case.  Bob worked for many years for PennDot and retired in 2017.  He loved hot rods, Harley Davidson motorcycles, was a great car body man and recently built a garage at his home. He loved his family and his dogs, Elvis and Roxy, and always made sure they knew it.

 
Read More


Mark J. Julian

December 31, 2020 |

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

Mark J. Julian, age 87 of Clairton, passed away on Thursday, December 31, 2020 in St. Clair Hospital, Mt. Lebanon.  Born August 12, 1933 in Clairton, he was a son of the late Attilio and Adeline (Lancianese) Julian.  A self-employed barber, Mark also worked as a fireman for the City of Clairton and was a Veteran of the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict, a member of Triumph of the Holy Cross Parish, St. Clare of Assisi Church, an avid golfer, and a big supporter of Clairton Athletics.  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Lillian "Kathleen" (Gorgey) Julian, who passed away March 13, 2011 and his late siblings: James, Joseph, Peter, John, and Marie Julian, Concerina Bonafortuna, Viola Contini and Dorothy and Frances Russo. Mark is survived by his children Marc (Susan) Julian of Upper St. Clair and Sharon (D.J.) Julian-Milas of Pleasant Hills; his grandchildren Benjamin and Adeline Milas and Brandon and Leo Julian; his siblings Valentino Julian of Seminole, FL, Anthony Julian of Pleasant Hills, and Angelina DiPietro of Gresham, OR; and many nieces and nephews. 

 
Read More


Gregory William Vasko

December 31, 2020 |

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

Gregory William Vasko, 64, of McKeesport, formerly of Greenock, passed away Wednesday, December 30, 2020. He was born July 21, 1956 in McKeesport and was the son of Patricia (Winkelvoss) Vasko of Greenock and the late Frank G. Vasko.

 
Read More


Margaret Ann Falavolito

December 31, 2020 |

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

Margaret Ann Falavolito, age 78, of Pittsburgh, died on Tuesday, December 29, 2020.  She was born in Ipswich Suffolk, England on December 27, 1942 and is the daughter of the late Phyllis Herring.  Margaret loved the Steelers and Garth Brooks.  She also enjoyed knitting and cooking.

 
Read More


Ronald E. Schoffstall

December 31, 2020 |

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

Ronald E. Schoffstall, 79, of West Newton, passed away peacefully Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family.  He was born June 17, 1941 in Lawrenceville, Pa., son of the late Edward and Ruth (Pashley) Schoffstall.  Prior to his retirement, Ron was a truck driver for Dolly Madison, Schwebel's and Drakes Bread.  He enjoyed woodworking and upholstering, fishing, camping, loved the American Bald Eagle and actively supported the disabled veterans.  He is survived by his children, Charles Edward Schoffstall and his wife, Sherry, Ronda Kardos, Nancy Schoffstall; grandchildren, Julie, Jeffrey and Charleigh Schoffstall, Alyssa Kardos and her fiance, Shawn DeHart, Matthew Kardos and his fiancee, Jodi Hans, Nicole (Dan) Foster and Jessi Smirga; great-grandchildren, Colton, Reagan, and Mason; and longtime loving companion, Elizabeth Ace.

 
Read More


Christopher Paul Ursiny

December 31, 2020 |

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

Christopher Paul Ursiny, 39, of White Oak, passed away Tuesday, December 29, 2020. He was born August 16, 1981 in McKeesport, a son of Harvey and Candice (Carlson) Ursiny. Chris worked for his father's company, C&H Small Engine Repair and was also a landscaper. He was a graduate of McKeesport High School Class of 2000, member of Christ United Methodist Church of North Huntingdon and a new member of White Oak Gun Club. He enjoyed shooting, fishing, spending time at his family's camp in Emlenton, Pa., and loved his animals. He is survived by his brother, Bryan Ursiny and his fiancee, Jessica; sister, Amy Horn and her husband, Brian; nephews, Maxx and Weston; niece, Sofia; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

 
Read More


Velia Duncan Hoffman

December 31, 2020 |

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

Velia Duncan Hoffman, age 94, of McKeesport, died December 26, 2020, at Canterbury Place of Lawrenceville. Born September 23, 1926, in Moore, TX, she was the daughter of the late Jake and Clara (Saldaña) Duncan and the wife of the late Paul "Tex" Hoffman for 42 years.

Veila retired from the former G.C. Murphy Company, where she was a floor supervisor. After retirement, she sold newspapers on the corner of 5th Ave. and Sinclair St. Veila loved meeting and greeting the folks of McKeesport. Velia graduated High School class of 1944, in Moore, TX as the Salutatorian. She will always be remembered for her kindness and love of family.

 
Read More


Marietta "Mary" Norelli

December 31, 2020 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

 

Marietta (Mary) Norelli, 100, of Glassport died Wednesday December 30, 2020. Mary was born February 9, 1920 in Frasso Telesino, Province of Benevento, Italy.  She moved to America in the 1950s and was very proud to become a naturalized U.S. citizen with the right to vote! Mary valued family above all things and was happiest in her home where she loved to cook and entertain, especially for Christmas and Easter.  In the spring and summer months she had the most beautiful garden. She grew all of her own vegetables, and of course grapes for her wine.  She loved fiercely and will be missed by many. Mary is the daughter of the late Augustino and Maria Josepha Norelli Cecere. She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years Domenico (Dom) Norelli. She is survived by her children Angelo (Peg) Norelli, Mary Louise (Ken) Feterik of Glassport, and Frank (Andrea) Norelli of Elizabeth; granddaughters Angela (Ed) Hart of Port Vue, Jennifer (Dennis) Burke of Glassport, Sara (Keith) Ressler of Pittsburgh, and Amanda (Andrew) Feterik of New York, N.Y.; great-grandchildren Eddie Hart, Kassady and Mackenzie Burke, Angelo (A.J.) Hart, Alexandria and Dominic Ressler; 2 great-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

 
Read More


Jeanne B. Irons

December 31, 2020 |

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

Jeanne B. Irons, age 85, of McKeesport, died December 29, 2020, at UPMC McKeesport. Born August 21, 1935, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Rosemary (Alfieri) Pozzuto and the wife of the late Donald Irons.

Jeanne was a woman of faith and generosity. She was a member of Mary, Mother of God Parish. Jeanne loved being a mother, and her grandchildren were the most important thing in the world to her.

 
Read More


Robert Burke

December 30, 2020 |

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

Robert Morgan Patrick Burke, son of Hiram Abner Burke and Mariam C. Jones Burke Carroll.

He was reared by grandparents Watkins Wilford Jones and Julia J Baker Jones from the age of 9 months until he was 18 years of age. From the age of 8 until he was 18 he and his grandfather were seen everywhere in town knocking on doors to see if the occupants had a piano to be tuned.

 
Read More


Edward John Freinstein

December 30, 2020 |

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

Edward John Freinstein,  76, of North Huntingdon, passed away December 29, 2020. He was born November 28, 1944 in Pittsburgh and was the son of the late Edward Freinstein, Sr. and the late Ruth (Swigart) Freinstein. Beloved husband, father, step-father, grandfather, and friend, affectionately known to family members as Butch (Butchie). Ed grew up mostly in Penn Hills and graduated from Penn State University in 1967. He loved animals, especially dogs, and had a way with them. He loved to golf and was especially happy when the weather allowed him to get out on the course. He was also an avid Steelers Fan. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Butch was  retired from Westinghouse Bombardier.

 
Read More


Trevor D. Knapp

December 30, 2020 |

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

Trevor D. Knapp, 34, of Duquesne, died on Monday, December 28, 2020, at home. Born on January 4, 1986, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of Dennis J. and Shirley A. (Molzer) Knapp. Trevor was a member of The First Presbyterian Church of Duquesne. He is survived by his loving parents, Dennis and Shirley Knapp, a beloved brother and sister-in-law, Travis D. and Beth Knapp and his four legged friends, Skylar, Rocky, and Gracie.

 
Read More


Rita Yauch

December 30, 2020 |

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

Rita Yauch, age 84, of McKeesport, died December 25, 2020. She was born in McKeesport on January 1, 1936 and is the daughter of the late Joseph William and Anna Elizabeth Marish Kapis. She was a homemaker and a loving mother and grandmother and great grandmother.

 
Read More


Arlene Kay Bush

December 30, 2020 |

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

Arlene Kay (Susan) Bush, age 71, of Pittsburgh, died in hospice on December 29, 2020. She was a 1967 graduate of McKeesport Senior High School. She went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts in German with a minor in Special Education from West Virginia University and a Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology from the University of Pittsburgh. Ms. Bush worked for 32 years with UPMC as a medical technologist before retiring in 2013.

 
Read More


Wade John Boyd

December 30, 2020 |

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

Wade John Boyd, age 54, of Donora, passed away on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at home. He was a union brick layer. Born June 4, 1966 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Wade A. and Joanne (Lukach) Boyd Cochran. He is survived by his children, Sgt. Cullen Boyd in the U.S. Army and Gabrielle Boyd of North Versailles; stepdaughter, Brittney DiPerna of Texas; grandchildren, Parker Boyd of Texas, and Javier and Luca Paredes of Illinois; former wife, Cynthia Boyd of North Versailles; stepfather, George D. Cochran of Coal Center; stepbrothers, David Cochran of Lincoln Borough and Todd Cochran of Coal Center; stepsisters, Diane Hyde of Ruffsdale and Doreen Ahlin of Mt. Pleasant; also, nieces, nephews and cousins. There is no visitation. There will be a private funeral service at Round Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Pauline Hazel Campaneo

December 30, 2020 |

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

Pauline Hazel Campaneo, 87 of Elizabeth Township, passed away Sunday, December 27, 2020. She was born December 31, 1932 in Arnold City and was the daughter of the late Paul and Edith (Hawk) Hegedus. She was the wife of the late Rudolph J. Campaneo who passed away December 24, 2019. Pauline was a member of the Central Highlands Community United Methodist Church, Elizabeth Township Senior Citizens, Life Span, The McKeesport Heritage Center, and the Versailles Croatian Club. She loved her grandchildren, cooking, baking (especially pies) and dancing. Pauline loved to laugh and make you laugh by her silly antics! She was always lighthearted and smiling, what a blessing she was to us!

 
Read More


Rachel Conrad

December 30, 2020 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

Rachel “Preppy” Laverne Conrad, 83, died Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at The Grove in North Huntingdon, PA. 

Born in McKeesport, April 8, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Joseph L. and Mollie Weiss Gonzales.  Wife of the late Harry Hobson and the late Harry Addison Conrad, Jr., she was preceded in death by sisters Rosalie Hansen, Miriam Diggs, and Esther Micklo, and brother Joseph Gonzales, Jr. 

She is survived by 3 sons, Jeffrey, Harry, and Bernie, loving grandchildren, sisters, Sylvia Hannen, Doris Amatuzzi, and Linda Micklo, brothers, David, Howard, Albert, and Carl Gonzales. 

Rachel was the manager of Housing Opportunities, Inc., a democratic committee woman in the 7th ward, was associated with Vienna Bakery, and was the matriarch of the family.

 
Read More


Rev. Wilbert A. Wilson

December 30, 2020 |

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

Reverend Wilbert A Wilson, 68, was born October 23, 1952, in McKeesport, PA.  The beloved son of the late Wilbert and Ella Louise (Alred) Wilson, Sr., departed this life on  December 22, 2020, at UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh, PA. He was preceded in death by his sisters Toni Opong, Rhonda Legget, and Kimberly Wilson.

Woody, as he was affectionately known, graduated from McKeesport High School and attended Chaney State University. He then enlisted into the United States Navy. Later, Woody graduated from Family Bible School, Harty Bible School, and attended The Bethlehem Baptist Church Bible Institute. He retired from the VA in Aspinwall (HJHines) where he served not only the men but was a member of the Honor Guard and a Union Steward as well.

Rev. Woody besides being the cook, gardener, and handyman that never said NO; was also an avid bowler with a high game of 279, one strike away from a perfect game. He was a devoted member of Bethlehem Baptist Church where he was ordained Reverend and became an Associate Minister. He served in the choir and loved being the Ministry Leader of the Men’s Group.

 
Read More


Cassandra L. (Grace) Hinton

December 30, 2020 |

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

Cassandra L. (Grace) Hinton, age 73, of North Huntingdon, passed away Sunday, December 27, 2020. She was born April 24, 1947, a daughter of the late Jack and Cassie Grace. She was a registered nurse that work for many years at the McKeesport Hospital and then for UPMC’s Home Health Care before retiring. She is survived by her daughter Kimberly (Ken) Walkosak of North Huntingdon; grandchildren Kira and Kali Walkosak; sister Carol (Baird) Whitehead; and brothers Kevin (Patty) Grace and Jack (Joy) Grace.

 
Read More


Gerald Nevin Paul

December 30, 2020 |

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

Gerald Nevin Paul, 76, of North Huntingdon, passed away Sunday , December 27, 2020 at Excela Westmoreland Hospital due to complications of Covid-19. He was born March 23, 1944 in North Huntingdon, a son of the late Earl Nevin and Lena Clara (Viano) Paul.

Jerry was a 1962 graduate of Norwin High School. He served in the National Guard and was employed by the Elliot Company in Jeannette for 38 years. His love of music and records, particularly “oldies”, led him to a second job as a DJ for special events. He was a lifetime member of First United Methodist Church, Irwin. He loved the simple things in life – a good meal, coffee after dinner, and time spent with his family.

 
Read More


Derrick T. Younger

December 30, 2020 |

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

Derrick T. Younger, 67, was born October 20, 1953 in Pittsburgh, PA.  The beloved son of the late Issac and Elma (Dudley) Younger, departed this life on December 25, 2020 at home with his family by his side.

Derrick is survived by his loving spouse Monica Younger, three sons, Derrick T Younger of San Francisco, CA, Dante Younger of McKeesport, Dorian Younger of North Versailles; daughter, Chivon (Tarus) Smith of White Oak; stepdaughter, Tomika Brown; 9 grandchildren; brother, Dewayne Jeter of Newport News, VA; sister, Shirley Taylor of McKeesport; nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

 
Read More


Marjorie (Droske) “Sweet Marge” Barnyk

December 30, 2020 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

Marjorie (Droske) “Sweet  Marge” Barnyk, 89, of McKeesport peacefully passed on December 23, 2020.

Marge was born on September 25, 1931 in North Braddock to the late Michael and Theresa (Diritski) Droske. She was the wife of the late Michael Barnyk. 

Loving and devoted mom of Renee (Richard) Tommarello, Michele (Howard) Ferree and Cindy (Tom) Moran. Special grandma of  8 grandchildren and 6 great- grandchildren. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

 
Read More


Rosemary Blaha

December 29, 2020 |

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

Rosemary Blaha, age 72, of Port Vue, passed away unexpectedly December 27, 2020, at Jefferson Hospital. Born January 13, 1948, in Buena Vista, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Marcella (Skiffington) Goodfellow and the beloved wife of Jack Blaha for 55 years.

Rosemary worked many places throughout her life, including McKeesport Hospital, Pool City, and as a special needs bus monitor for South Allegheny School District (PA Coach Lines). She was a member of the Port Vue United Methodist Church. Rosemary loved being a softball mom aka Mrs. B to so many. Rosemary was a 1965 graduate of Elizabeth Forward High School and earned an Associates Degree from the New York Institute of Photography. She continued showing her passion by creating memories through many photo albums which she shared with family and friends. Rosemary enjoyed family vacations to Deep Creek, MD and Myrtle Beach, SC. Her greatest gift in life was the love and devotion she showed to her husband, children, and grandchildren.

 
Read More


Erminia Italia "Erma" Molinari

December 29, 2020 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Erminia Italia "Erma" Molinari, 89, of Altoona, formerly of Glassport and West Mifflin, passed away on Monday, December 28, 2020, at Graystone Manor at Bellemeade in Altoona, PA. 

Erma was born on May 4, 1931, in McKeesport to the late Rocco and Julie D'Angelo Sponza. She was the loving wife of the late John F. Molinari, who preceded her in death in 2001.

Erma is survived by her beloved grandchildren, Johnna (Jim) Gority, Jennifer Edwards, and Elizabeth (Tim) Liedl.  Also survived by great-grandchildren, Colton and Madison Gority, Owen, Cecilia, & Hudson Edwards, Alivia and Adalynn Liedl. Erma was preceded in death by her son John R. Molinari, sister Rosalie Slack, and best friend Geri Deanovich.

 
Read More


Frances Lofstrom

December 29, 2020 |

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

Frances Lofstrom, age 92 of Clairton, passed away on Monday, December 28, 2020 in Jefferson Hospital.  Born June 20, 1928 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Josephine (Triglia) Ripepi and wife of the late Ernest "Dutch" Lofstrom.  A retired supervisor of Bell Telephone, Frances was a member of Triumph of the Holy Cross Parish, St. Clare of Assisi Church and the Sons of Columbus Santa Maria Council #3.  In her spare time, she enjoyed traveling, spending time with her family, working in her yard, and tending to her flower garden and tomato plants.  Frances is survived by her siblings Dominic (Josephine) Ripepi of Clairton, Pat Ripepi of Jefferson Hills, and Toni Rothacker of Clairton; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.  Besides her parents and husband, Frances was preceded in death by her sister Marie DeSimone.

 
Read More


Kathryn M. Kaminsky

December 29, 2020 |

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

Kathryn M. Kaminsky, 92, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, December 28, 2020 at Overlook Green, Whitehall, PA.  She was born March 25, 1928 in Perryopolis, a daughter of the late Barney and Margaret (Valarie) Lomagno.  Kathryn enjoyed baking, knitting and sewing. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter "Rusty" Kaminsky; and brother, Tony; and sisters, Idea, Marie, Margaret, Norma and Nancy.  She is survived by her daughters, Susan Kaminsky and Kathy Overfield and her husband, James; sister, Lena Anderson; grandchildren, Kristan (Saurabh) Gulati, Jacob (Elizabeth) Overfield; and four great-grandchildren, Riya, Avery, Jaxson and newborn baby Gulati.

 
Read More


Caroline G. Shorkey

December 29, 2020 |

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

Caroline G. Shorkey, 84, of North Huntingdon, passed away Saturday, December 26, 2020 in Forbes Regional Hospital. 

She was born February 1, 1936 in Pittsburgh, daughter of the late Elmer and Helen (Waldeck) Ginter.  Caroline along with her husband James, was the founder and previous owner of Courtesy Oldsmobile and Jeep, now known as the Jim Shorkey Family Auto Group, where she served numerous roles for over 30 years, including Service Manager.  She was the heart of the business. 

She enjoyed spending time with her faithful kitten companions, Juju and Lemieux.  Carol was an avid reader, loyal Pittsburgh Steelers and Penguins fan, and enjoyed watching Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, and Judge Judy. 

She was extremely caring, supporting numerous charities and individuals who were experiencing life’s challenges.

 
Read More


Hunter John Shoben

December 29, 2020 |

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

Hunter John Shoben, 22, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Sunday, December 27, 2020. He was born May 26, 1998 in Pittsburgh and is the son of William O. and Kindall Shoben of Elizabeth Township. Hunter worked for ALL Crane and was a member of the NRA, Elizabeth Township Sportsman's Association and Union Local 66. Hunter was an avid outdoorsman, awesome snowboarder and a loving person.

 
Read More


Kathleen Jo Bogonovich

December 29, 2020 |

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

Kathleen Jo Bogonovich, 59, of Sacramento, CA, formerly of North Huntingdon, passed away Saturday, December 19, 2020 at her home in Sacramento CA.  She was born December 10, 1961, a daughter of the late James and Marilyn (Orberg) Muri.  Kathleen was a residential real estate appraiser.

She is survived by her husband, Michael Bogonovich; son, Mark E. Bogonovich and his wife, Susan; daughters, Theresa Manzi and her husband, Michael and children, Molly and Patrick, Angela McCole, Kimberly Durant and her husband, Nate and son, Thomas J., Leslie Ann Dawson and her husband, Derek; brother, James (Beth Ann) Muri; sisters, Susan (David) Harmuth, Brenda Myers.

 
Read More


Ralph Evanchak, Sr.

December 29, 2020 |

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

Ralph Evanchak, Sr., age 91, of Port Vue, died December 27, 2020, at home. Born October 19, 1929, in Liberty Borough, he was the son of the late Joseph and Lillian (Naylor) Evanchak and the husband of the late Marion Grace (Irwin) Evanchak for 63 years.

Ralph retired from Consolidated Rail Corporation. He was a devoted member of Liberty Presbyterian Church. Ralph was a United States Marine Corps veteran, serving during the Korean War.

 
Read More


Helen M. Janus

December 28, 2020 |

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

Age 103, of Lincoln Place, passed away on December 28, 2020 at UPMC Mercy. Born in McKees Rocks on October 28, 1917, she was the daughter of the late Adalbert and Leopoldina (Vavrick) Jozefczyk. She was a retired clerk at Kaufmann’s-Downtown, was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish-St. Hedwig Church, and was an avid bowler and enjoyed gardening. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Sigmund Kruszka and her second husband, Casmer Janus. She was the step mom of Alan (Linda) Janus of Bethel Park and the late Robert Kruse; grandmother of Jessica Janus; and sister of Eleanor Sweterlitsch of Moon Twp. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 from 6-8 p.m. and Wednesday, December 30, 2020 from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 15110, 412-466-3300, where a blessing service will be held on Thursday, December 31, 2020, at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Hedwig Church with the Rev. Michael Conway officiating. Burial will follow in St. Hedwig Cemetery. Due to PA Covid-19 mandates, visitation is limited to 10 people in the funeral home at a time and masks must be worn.

 


Sharene L. Haubrick

December 28, 2020 |

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

Sharene L. Haubrick, age 85, of Glassport, died December 27, 2020, at John J. Kane Regional Center. Born February 21, 1935, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Jacob and Evelyn (Crawford) Fenster and the wife of the late Glenn R. Haubrick.
Sharene worked in child care throughout her life. She had a passion for art, often expressing it in her drawings and paintings. Sharene adored her grandchildren, they were the light of her life.

 
Read More


Janet E. Baker

December 28, 2020 |

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

Janet E. Baker, age 70, of Liberty Borough, died December 26, 2020, at home. Born February 25, 1950, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Gatto and Madeline (Knee) Gatto.She was the wife of Hilary L. Baker, Jr., for 51 years.
Janet retired as a bookkeeper and then cared for her grandchildren. She was a member of the Liberty Presbyterian Church for over 40 years, where she served as an Elder, Deacon, and was active with the Women's Club. Janet enjoyed traveling and the most important thing in the world was her grandchildren's happiness.

 
Read More


Ronald Claude Mortle

December 28, 2020 |

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

Ronald Claude Mortle, age 79 of Clairton, passed away on Sunday, December 27, 2020 in Jefferson Hospital.  Born August 30, 1941 in Frank, PA, he was a son of the late Samuel Mortle and Bertha (Ulbrich) Lowers.  A retired Administrative Sergeant for the US Army and Veteran of the Vietnam War, Ronald was a member of the Order of Demolay in McKeesport, the King Solomon Lodge Masonic Order in Stuttgart, Germany, the Junior Order of Mechanics, a senior trustee of the Floreffe Volunteer Fire Department, a life member of the Disabled American Veterans, the VFW #712 of Pleasant Hills, the American Legion Daniel Keffer Post  #75 of Clairton, the German Hunters Association in Heidelberg, Germany, and the Clairton Lions Club.  He is survived by his wife Virginia (Haskell) Mortle; his daughters Tara Leigh (Thomas) Clark of Penn Hills and Tiffany Anne Ferry of Penn Hills; his grandchildren Joseph Eric Mortle, Amanda Leigh Faske, Nathan Michael, Jayson David, Spencer, Tylan, Niki Shay, and Aidan Mortle, Meagan and Julia Clark, and Addison Michele Mortle; his great-grandchildren Angelo Thomas Mortle and Autumn, Branden, Logan, and Landon Faske; his sister Carol E. (the late Geno) Gergley of Clairton; and many nieces and nephews.  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his son Eric V. Mortle, his brothers Wayne and Glenn S. Mortle, and his stepfather who raised him Claude D. Lowers.  

 
Read More


Cheryl Kiser

December 28, 2020 |

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

In a glorious celebration, Cheryl Primich Kiser was welcomed home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She departed this earth on Saturday December 26, 2020 and exchanged her worn-out earthly body for a brand new one in heaven. Her feet once numb and without feeling, are now dancing in worship. Her voice once shaking and frail now sings in worship to the Lord. Her tongue once praising Jesus now praises him directly and continuously with renewed joy. She was welcomed into heaven as a good and faithful servant. We know these things because Cheryl professed her salvation in Jesus Christ to everyone she met. She not only professed her faith, she lived it out.

 
Read More


Timothy Hunt Burton

December 28, 2020 |

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

Timothy Hunt Burton, 72, of Greenock, passed away Friday, December 25, 2020. He was born May 11, 1948 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Harry Lloyd "Bud" Burton and the late Ida Mae "Cubby" (McLean) Burton. upon graduating Duquesne High School he worked for US Steel Duquesne Works as a welder, then as a boss until they closed. He later worked in the Fabrication Industry including opening his own shop.  He retired in 2016. Tim coached 13 years for the Elizabeth Forward High School Girls Soccer Team.

 
Read More


Caroline G. Shorkey

December 28, 2020 |

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

Caroline G. Shorkey, 84, of North Huntingdon, passed away Saturday, December 26, 2020 in Forbes Regional Hospital.  She was born February 1, 1936 in Pittsburgh, daughter of the late Walter and Helen (Waldeck) Ginter.  Caroline along with her husband James, was the former founder and owner of Shorkey Family Auto Dealership and enjoyed spending time with her family.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Shorkey Sr; brother, George "Bucky" Waldeck; and granddaughter, Hannah Marie Ash.  She is survived by her sons, James Jr. and his wife, Amy, Russell and his wife, Amy; daughters, Elaine, Melissa and her husband, David, Gretchen, Mary and her husband, David, Catherine and her husband, David; 18 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.  Services and interment will be private due to COVID-19.  A celebration of life will be celebrated at a later date.  Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Elizabeth C. Romick

December 28, 2020 |

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

Elizabeth C. (Betts) Romick, age 95, of Versailles Borough, died December 24, 2020, at ManorCare Health Services of Bethel Park. Born April 7, 1925, in South Side, Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late Ludwig and Anna (Raulinaitis) Laukaitis and the wife of the late Charles R. Romick for 53 years.
Elizabeth retired as a teacher's aide for the McKeesport Preschool for Exceptional Children. She was a member of Mary, Mother of God Parish, Corpus Christi worship site, a Christian Mother at Corpus Christi Church, and a member of Catholic Daughters of the Americas McKeesport Court No 221. Elizabeth enjoyed attending her quilting group at Beulah Park Church and the Prayer Shawl Ministry at Corpus Christi. She was a community ambassador for the Center for Healthy Aging at the University of Pittsburgh. Elizabeth was incredibly proud of her Lithuanian heritage. Many will remember the stories she shared about how thrilled she was to experience a hot air balloon ride on her 70th birthday. Elizabeth had a passion for ice skating, beginning when she was young skating at Duquesne Gardens and continuing when she was older at South Park with her husband, Charles.

 
Read More


Michael D. Smith

December 28, 2020 |

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

Michael D. Smith, age 64, of Pittsburgh, died December 20, 2020, at UPMC Shadyside. Born May 8, 1956, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late David William and Nellie Renee (Mixon) Smith.
Michael worked at many different places up until his disability would no longer allow him to work. He volunteered at the Chain of Hope of Pittsburgh, where he was a cook and always there to lend a hand. Michael enjoyed walking, whistling his favorite tunes, and especially loved his grandchildren.

 
Read More


Donald “Don” Blair Wagner

December 28, 2020 |

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

Donald “Don” Blair Wagner, age 89, of North Versailles died peacefully at home Wednesday, December 23, 2020 surrounded by his family. He was born October 15, 1931 in Mapleton Depot, a son of the late Martin and Kathryn Wagner. Don was an Army veteran that served during the Korean War and was a lifetime member of the American Legion.

He and his wife were the proud owners of Lemco Electric. For over 60 years, he generously served his community and went out of his way to provide excellent customer service. He truly enjoyed the relationships he formed serving his loyal customers. He also enjoyed bowling, watching sports and spending time with his family.

 
Read More


Debra L. Fiumara

December 27, 2020 |

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

Debra L. Fiumara, age 52, of McKeesport, died December 21, 2020, at UPMC McKeesport. Born September 30, 1968, in Brookville, PA, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Mary ( Keller) Boozer and the wife of Paul P. Fiumara. Debra worked at various jobs until she chose to dedicate her life to caring for her family. She earned her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from IUP and her Masters of Arts in Biblical Counseling from Geneva. Debra was a member of Hebron United Presbyterian Church of Penn Hills. She enjoyed tracking the genealogy of her family, pushing her family knowledge back to the 1600s.

 
Read More


Audrey Mae Waterloo

December 27, 2020 |

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

Audrey Mae (Betler) Waterloo, age 91, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Saturday, December 26, 2020 in Grandview Estates. She retired from the business office of The Daily News in McKeesport and also worked at Hiller Tire Center in Dravosburg. She was a member of Mount Vernon Community Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth Twp., enjoyed taking care of her flowers and plants, working in her yard, boating and camping. Audrey would do anything to help others. Born August 31, 1929 in New Kensington, she was a daughter of the late Russell Betler Sr. and Carolyn (Camp) Betler and wife of the late Patrick W. Waterloo.

 
Read More


Linda J. Salim

December 26, 2020 |

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

Linda J. (Caruthers) Salim, age 60, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Thursday, December 24, 2020 in Jefferson Hospital. She was a teller at First National Bank in West Mifflin and a member of the Elizabeth Baptist Church. Born January 20, 1960 in Elizabeth Twp., she was a daughter of the late Ardith (McWhirter) Bates. She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Louis “Jim” Salim; daughters, Melanie Glowacki of Scottdale and Natalie (Andrew) Gregg of Mt. Pleasant; son, Matthew (Kristen) Salim of Nottingham Twp.; grandchildren, Joshua and Austin Glowacki; also, nieces, nephews and cousins.

 
Read More


Daniel Ura

December 26, 2020 |

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

Daniel Ura, age 71, of McKeesport, died December 24, 2020, at UPMC McKeesport. Born March 30, 1949, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late George and Helen (Tokar) Ura the husband of the late Cheryl C. (Gault) Ura.

Daniel retired from US Steel, National Tube Works, where he was an armature winder. He was a member of St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, where all of his children attended school. Daniel was the former Commissioner of the McKeesport Baseball Association and coached McKeesport baseball from Tee ball to Little League. He was also a McKeesport Girls Softball League coach for many years, as well as a football coach with the White Athletic Association. He truly loved serving the community of McKeesport and providing leadership and guidance to the children of McKeesport.

 
Read More


Ronald D. Mallozzi

December 26, 2020 |

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

Ronald D. Mallozzi, age 78 of Clairton, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, December 24, 2020.  Born November 14, 1942 in McKeesport, he is the son of Louise (Cola) Mallozzi of Clairton and the late Dominick Mallozzi, Jr.  A graduate of Penn State University, Ronald retired as an engineer at Bettis National Labs, West Mifflin, and was a member of Triumph of the Holy Cross Parish, St. Clare of Assisi Church, Clairton.  Besides his mother, he is survived by his sister Nancy (Larry) Toth of Elizabeth Twp., nephew Michael (Renee) Toth, great-nephews Alex and Joey Toth, and many cousins.  Besides his father, he was preceded in death by his sister Phyllis (Mallozzi) Petros.  

 
Read More


Stella M. Ruccio

December 26, 2020 |

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

Stella M. Ruccio, age 93, of McKeesport, died December 23, 2020, at LGAR Health & Rehabilitation Center of Turtle Creek. Born June 10, 1927, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Mary Ann (Kustra) Kustra and the wife of Frank J. Ruccio, for almost 71 years.

Stella dedicated her life to caring for her family and home. She was a member of Mary, Mother of God Parish, and a Christian Mother at Corpus Christi Church. She was also a member of the Polish National Alliance, Lodge #352. Stella enjoyed cooking, baking, and bingo club. She will always be remembered for hosting Christmas Eve and many other family events throughout her life.

 
Read More


Ray Little

December 26, 2020 |

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

Raymond Richard Little of Monroeville,  formerly of Elizabeth Township and North Huntingdon Township, died Thursday December 24, 2020. Born in Glassport, he was raised in the Coal Valley area of Clairton. In high school he developed his desire for electronic equipment, building radios from scratch. He went on to apprentice as an electrician at the USS National Tube Works in McKeesport eventually becoming an estimator for the Electrical Maintenance Division. He became a master electrician before retiring from USS Clairton Steel Works.

 
Read More


Dr. Herbert Lamont Morgan

December 25, 2020 |

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

Dr. Herbert Lamont Morgan, age 71, of Florida, died on December 20, 2020. He was born in Pittsburgh on August 29, 1949 and is the son of the late Lamont and MaryJane Hummel Morgan. Herbert worked at South Allegheny School District in elementary education, then was a superintendent at Bethlehem Center and later for Elizabeth Forward School District until he retired. He will be fondly remembered for his lifelong work with children and his unique sense of humor.

 
Read More


Madison Mae Miller

December 25, 2020 |

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

 Madison Mae Miller, 4, of Buena Vista, passed away Tuesday, December 22, 2020. She was born October 7, 2016 in Monroeville and is the daughter of Richard C. Miller, III and Jessica L. (VanHorn) Miller of Buena Vista.

 
Read More


David W. Todd

December 24, 2020 |

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

David W. Todd, age 69, of Pleasant Hills, passed away on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at Jefferson Hospital. He was a retired supervisor for Port Authority in Bethel Park. He enjoyed building and collecting model trains and spending time doing yard work. He loved spending time with family, especially his daughter and grandchildren. Born October 9, 1951 in Pittsburgh, he was a son of the late David O. and Ruth E. (Gerst) Todd. He is survived by wife of 46 years, Sandra K. Todd; daughter, Jody Todd (Daniel Tulisiak) Kosko of Bethel Park; grandchildren, Sydney and Luke Kosko; sister, MaryBeth (James) O'Brien of Brentwood; also, nieces, nephews and cousins.

 
Read More


Edward A. Matias

December 24, 2020 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Edward A. Matias, 90, of Glassport died Wednesday December 23, 2020. He is the son of the late Alois and Kathryn (Popelka) Matias. He is the beloved husband of 68 years to Frances (Dworek) Matias. He is survived by sons Robert (Susan) Matias and Anthony (Terry) Matias; daughter Linda (Mark) Matias; grandchildren Eric (Kristen) Matias, Benjamin Matias, and Michelle (Mike) Banaszak; great-grandchildren Samuel and Alexander Matias, Bradley and Brianna Banaszak; sister-in-laws Irene Orenak and Martha Opfer; brother-in-law Ted (Pauline) Dworek; also many nieces and nephews.

 
Read More


Deborah Louise Rogers

December 23, 2020 |

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

Deborah Louise Rogers of Greensburg, died on December 19, 2020. She was Born in McKeesport on April 13, 1950 and is the daughter of the late John and Virginia Newman Williams and the wife of Thomas Rogers.

 
Read More


Samantha L. Howard

December 23, 2020 |

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

Samantha L. Howard , 49 of Larimer died December 21, 2020 at Forbes Regional Hospital. She was born April 1, 1971 in Tampa Florida and grew up in Greensburg. She was the daughter of the late George Rouse and Carole Knight Rouse. Samantha was formerly employed as a nurse's aide. She was a member of Calvary Church. She loved music, reading, and was a lover of animals. Samantha received an Associate Degree in Medical Administration from Ashworth College. She was also a Mary Kay consultant and worked at West Penn Hospital at Hillman Cancer Center. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her beloved husband Shaun Howard, one son Arthur and one brother George Rouse. There will be no public visitation. Services will be held at a later date. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Shirley M. Cracolice

December 23, 2020 |

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

Shirley M. Cracolice, 85, of McKeesport, passed away Sunday, December 20, 2020. She was born December 23, 1934 in McKeesport and was  the daughter of the late Robert William  and Anna M. Popalo.  She was the wife of the late Matthew Andrew Cracolice, who passed away January 20, 2003. Shirley was a member of Mary, Mother of God Parish, St. Patrick Worship site. She worked as a realtor with her husband for over 50  years in their business of Century 21 and later Classic Homes . She was also the owner and operator of Shirley Apartments in White Oak.  She enjoyed playing bingo and card games, especially hand and foot, with her friends and family. Playing cards with her siblings and mother were her absolute favorite. She loved her family and her grandchildren.

 
Read More


Theodore J. “Ted” Schleifer III

December 22, 2020 |

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

On December 22, 2020, Theodore J. “Ted” Schleifer III, age 75, of North Braddock, received eternal life and was reunited with his late parents, Theodore J. and Evelyn F. (McClelland) Schleifer Jr. 

Theodore was the owner of the Schleifer Funeral Chapel and Professional Funeral & Cremation Services of North Braddock.  He was a graduate of St. Thomas District High School, Class of 1963, Duquesne University, Carlow College and the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science and did graduate work as a Reading Specialist at the University of Pittsburgh.

He was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish, where he served as a lector and extraordinary minister of the Eucharist, past president of the Braddock Rotary Club, member of the Enterprise Zone, member of the Knights of Columbus and the Braddock Elks. He was the organist at Kerr Presbyterian Church in Penn Hills and a member of the Allegheny County, Steel Valley, and Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association.

 
Read More


Frances T. Osada

December 22, 2020 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Frances T. Osada, 70, of Glassport died December 21, 2020. She is the daughter of the late Francis and Minnie Weslock and beloved wife of the late Edward J. Osada Jr. She is survived by her daughter Kimberly (Randy) Adams; son Robert (Jessica) Osada; grandchildren Scott and Laura Adams and Jackson Osada; sister Edna Monper; sister-in-laws Jean Ann Osada and Diane Stinner; also nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by sisters Betty Collins and Darlene Diebold and brother Joseph Weslock. Frances was retired from U.S. Steel and a member of Queen of the Rosary Parish and Ciloetes. Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport on Wed. from 2-5 and 6-8. A funeral blessing will be held Mon. Dec. 28 at 10am in the funeral home. Interment will be private.

 


Harry J. Williams

December 22, 2020 |

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

Harry J. "Joe" Williams, age 75, of Washington, passed away on Monday, December 21, 2020 at Washington Hospital. He retired after 38 years as a laborer for West Elizabeth Lumber Co. He was a member of the Washington Council for the Blind and the Washington Lions Club, and he enjoyed hunting. Born December 16, 1945 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Joseph and Mary Jane (Bickerton) Williams. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Wanda J. (Wall) Williams; stepdaughter, Debbie (Dan) Fine of New Eagle; step-grandchildren, Ryan Fine of New York City and Amber (Collin) Maxwell of Monongahela; step-great-grandchild, Addie Maxwell; sisters, Margaret Campbell of Rostraver, Betty Jane (Donald) Coltogirone of North Huntingdon and Mary Ellen Sulesky of North Huntingdon; brother, Gary (Margaret) Williams of West Elizabeth; sister-in-law, Sherryl Wall of Roscoe; also, nieces and nephews.

 
Read More


Mark A. Noon

December 22, 2020 |

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

Mark A. Noon, age 60, of Pittsburgh, died on December 14, 2020. He was born in McKeesport on March 30, 1960 and is the son of the late Arthur M. and Helen Ganyu Noon.

 
Read More


Janet Territ

December 22, 2020 |

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

Janet L. Territ, age 87, passed away Saturday, December 19, 2020. Born in Forward Township, she was the only child of Bruna and Eugene Grilli. She was a member of St. Isaac Jogues Roman Catholic Church in Elrama and a former member of St. Michael Parish. She was a retired medical secretary for Drs. King & Davides in McKeesport and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of American Legion. She married James E. Territ and together they raised four children. She was an ardent gardener with a green thumb for growing irises, and a lover of ballroom dancing. Predeceased by her husband James, Janet is survived by her children, Sharon (Randy), Thomas (Alison), Ronald, Debra (Timothy); grandchildren, Matthew (Kjirsten), Brian, Lauren, Benjamin; great-grandson, Lincoln; and numerous nieces and nephews.

 
Read More


Glenn Michael Orenyak

December 22, 2020 |

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

Glenn Michael Orenyak, 61, of McKeesport, passed away Friday, December 18, 2020. He was born March 17, 1959 in McKeesport and was the son of the late George and Helen (Waladjia) Orenyak. He was a member of St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, McKeesport. He worked for GEM Products and the former US Steel National Tube Works.

 
Read More


Irene F. Knox

December 22, 2020 |

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

Irene F. Knox, 94, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Saturday, December 19, 2020. She was born January 5, 1926 in Blythedale and was the daughter of the late Deano Ferrari and the late Bessie (Martinelli) Ferrari Brunory. She was the wife of the late James Knox. Irene owned and operated a beauty shop in West Newton for over 50 years. She enjoyed dancing, gardening and being a hairdresser.

 
Read More


Donald Bruce Taylor

December 22, 2020 |

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

Donald Bruce Taylor, 90, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, December 21, 2020 at his home.  He was born May 28, 1930 in Jeannette, a son of the late Robert and Elizabeth (Nesbitt) Taylor.  Prior to his retirement, Don was an inventory controller for FEMCO/Gulton Fabricating and later was the owner and operator of Lee's Bar  in Irwin.  He was a veteran of the US Army having served during the Korean War Era, was an avid outdoorsman and Pittsburgh Steeler's fan and enjoyed working on vintage cars.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Mark Taylor; granddaughter, Ashley;  grandson, Grant; and sisters, Leatta DeZorzi and Jean Davis.  He is survived by his loving wife of 71 years, Leona (Bohince) Taylor; sons, Donald E. Taylor and his wife, Cindy, Keith Taylor and his wife, Suzanne; daughter, Pam Nichols and her husband, William; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.  Services are private.  Arrangements were made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to North Huntingdon Rescue 8.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Patricia J. Sullinger

December 22, 2020 |

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

Patricia J. Sullinger, age 71, of White Oak, died December 16, 2020, at home. Born July 4, 1949, in Turtle Creek, she was the son of the late Charles and Eleanor (Incheck) Rubbo and the wife of the late Robert Sullinger.
Patricia was retired from Family Hospice, where she was a Registered Nurse. She truly loved caring for her patients and serving the families during their time of need. Patricia also loved her dogs Mirra and Loki.

 
Read More


Thank You for 2020 — Here’s to 2021

December 22, 2020 |

By Administrator | Posted in: General Information

In an era where we're being bombarded every day on our telephones by scams and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by hoaxes and propaganda, access to information is more important than ever.

This year was a very difficult one for everyone. At Tube City Community Media, we lost one of our best correspondents due to a family emergency, while another had to give up writing for us because of her daytime work obligations. That left us unable to cover some communities with the depth they deserve, and we're sorry about that.

But we've persisted and we are working to recruit several new writers — two of them have already had bylines recently and we're looking forward to more of their good work.

 
Read More


Cynthia Diane Bryant

December 22, 2020 |

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

Cynthia Diane Bryant, 71, died Dec. 16, 2020. She was born to the late James & Mary E. Bryant on March 18, 1949 and was the beloved sister to William “Billy” Bryant (deceased).  She was raised and remained a much loved and adored resident of the West Mifflin (Riverview Homes Association) community. 

After graduating from West Mifflin North High School, Cynthia began her career at US Steel where she worked for a number of years.  After the closing of US Steel she devoted 30 years of service to the accounts payable department at PNC Bank, where she retired in 2015.  While maintaining her many roles, without complaint, Cynthia still found the time to double as the supervisor and seamstress for The Children of Praise Mime Ministry, a role which she immensely enjoyed.

 
Read More


Linda G. Conaway

December 21, 2020 |

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

Linda G. (White) Conaway, age 76, of Fayette City, formerly of Elrama and Elizabeth, passed away on Sunday, December 20, 2020 in Westmoreland Hospital. She was a member of Community of Christ Church in Fayette City and was a former secretary at Howard Hannah in Shadyside and Baw Plastics in Jefferson Hills. She enjoyed working with children and was a former nursery director at Round Hill Presbyterian Church. Born January 2, 1944 in Monongahela, she was a daughter of the late George and Vera (Dowler) White and wife of the late Donald "Chink" Conaway. She is survived by daughter, Gail R. (Robert) Zontek of Fayette City; grandsons, Zachary Ferrence of Belle Vernon and Jeremy (Juliana Macey) Ferrence of Fayette City; sister, Lola (Carl) Boja of Ohio; brother, Thomas (Mary) White of South Carolina; also, nieces and nephews.

 
Read More


Edward W. Lenhart

December 21, 2020 |

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

Edward W. Lenhart, age 82, of Finleyville, passed away on Monday, December 21, 2020 at home. He was a retired industrial instrumentation technician for U.S. Steel in Clairton. He attended Westmoreland County Community College and Career Development classes, and enjoyed building and repairing computers. Born January 11, 1938 in Bitner, he was a son of the late Clark Lawrence and Clara Mae (Shultz) Lenhart. He is survived by his partner, Marla S. Wilkinson; daughter, Yvonne N. Lenhart of Canonsburg; stepdaughters, June Sines of Burgettstown and Elesha Cillo of Clairton; stepsons, Joshua (Sara) Cillo of Pittsburgh and Nathan (Emily) Cillo of Pittsburgh; eight step-grandchildren; also, nieces and nephews.

 
Read More


Janet Ann Moresea

December 21, 2020 |

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

Janet Ann (McKown) Moresea, age 85, of Blaine Hill, passed away on Saturday, December 19, 2020 at home. She enjoyed bowling, bingo, and taking tour bus trips to Atlantic City and Lancaster. Born November 20, 1935 in Elizabeth Twp., she was a daughter of the late Kirk and Martha Elizabeth (Bruce) McKown. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, George L.  Moresea: son, Michael L. (Tammi) Moresea of Beaver Falls; and grandsons, Jacob D. and Michael L. Moresea.

 
Read More


Wayne E. Helsel

December 21, 2020 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Wayne E. Helsel, 82, of West Mifflin, died Dec. 20, 2020.  He is the son of the late Earl and Alice (Dick) Helsel.  He is survived by his beloved wife Linda (Harbst) Helsel; daughter Pamela (the late John) Relja; grandson Sean Relja;  and sister Marion (the late Troy) Cambell.  He was preceded in death by his son Craig Helsel.  Wayne was retired from US Steel Irvin Works.  Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport on Wed. from 11 to 1.  Interment following Restland Memorial Park.

 


Mark S. Dwojak

December 21, 2020 |

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

Mark S. Dwojak, 59, of North Huntingdon, passed away Sunday, December 20, 2020 at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital.  He was born September 15, 1961 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Theodore and Renilda (Chontos) Dwojak.  Mark was a graduate from Norwin Sr. High School, Class of 1979.  Prior to his retirement, he was a laborer for Local 373 and a carpenter for Irwin Interiors Systems Inc. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and skeet shooting.

 
Read More


John A. Vichie

December 21, 2020 |

By Editor | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

John A. Vichie, 63, died tragically on December 16, 2020. He was born August 23, 1957, the very devoted son of Genevieve (Corcoran) Tucci.

Loving brother of Chris A. Vichie, Drew (Lyna) Tucci and Leonard Tucci, caring uncle of Nikki and Zac Tucci. John is also survived by his uncles, Leonard Tucci, Barry Corcoran and William Corcoran, other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in passing by his father, John Vichie.

 
Read More


Junius “Jay” Breitinger

December 21, 2020 |

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

Junius “Jay” Breitinger, 74, of Irwin, passed away Thursday, December 17, 2020.

He was born October 1, 1946 in Owensboro, Kentucky, the son of the late Harry and Anna Louise (Meadows) Breitinger. Jay was a member of Mars Hill Baptist Church, Sewickley Township, and a proud Navy veteran that served during the Vietnam War. Throughout his working life Jay was a police officer in Washington D.C., a steel worker for U.S. Steel, McKeesport, and a truck driver for Munson Trucking.

He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, and celebrating the 4th of July with family enjoying fireworks. Jay liked traveling, and took many trips visiting Kentucky and enjoyed good Kentucky Bourbon.

 
Read More


Dennis Paul Bernhardy

December 21, 2020 |

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

Dennis Paul Bernhardy, 81, of East McKeesport died Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at his home.

Dennis was born June 10, 1939 in East McKeesport, PA.  He graduated in 1957 from East McKeesport High School.  He then went on to follow in his father’s footsteps of carpentry and employment with the National Tube Works Mill in McKeesport. 

Dennis was actively involved in his community, a devoted Christian and member of Linway United Presbyterian Church, a member of the Freemasons, delivered for Meals-On-Wheels for many years, decades-long member with multiple volunteer fire departments, a steadfast leader in multiple youth sport programs, and most importantly, a dedicated father and husband.

 
Read More


Frances Margaret Antico

December 21, 2020 |

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

Frances Margaret Antico, 76, of Oakmont, formerly of Glassport, died Friday December 18, 2020. Beloved Daughter of the late Frank Antico and Amelia (Reno) Antico, she is survived by her brother, Dominic Antico of Murrysville and sister, Veronica Zalewski of Park Forest, Illinois. 

Frances graduated from Glassport High School and was a life-time resident of Glassport, Pennsylvania.

 
Read More


George E. Shawl

December 20, 2020 |

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

George E. Shawl, age 83, of Jefferson Hills, passed away on Sunday, December 20, 2020 at home. He was a retired steelworker for U.S. Steel Clairton Works. He loved to garden and go deer hunting at his log cabin in Bedford County. He was well-known for singing with his sister Beckie the song, "There Was A Little Mouse Who Lived on A Hill." Born October 21, 1937 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late George M. and Annabelle (Wilson) Shawl and husband of the late Dorothy "D.J." Shawl. He is survived by children, Jayne Ann Fowler of Finleyville, Jim (Kim) Shawl of Lower Speers, Janis (Dan Salaj) Salka of Finleyville, Nancy (the late Jeffrey) Fetchen of Bunola and George M. (Beth) Shawl of Everett; grandchildren, Jason, Justin, Jarrod, James, Julie, George, Jordan and Dakota; 14 great-grandchildren; sisters, Beckie Pavlick of Baldwin and Martha (Ken) Beachy of Jefferson Hills; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by grandson, Steven, and sister, Emma Kay Henline. Visitation is private. Memorial contributions may be made to Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, 4401 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15224. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Doris Ann Ganzy

December 20, 2020 |

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

Doris Ann Ganzy, age 73 of North Huntingdon died December 19, 2020 at her home. She was born July 7, 1947 in Duquesne, a daughter of the late Frank and Ann Vice Margita. Doris was a member of St. Stephens Church, North Huntingdon. She was a registered nurse working at Braddock, Mercy, Shadyside and Forbes Hospital. At age 45, she enlisted in the U.S. Army and served our country during the Persian Gulf War as the second in charge of a burn unit. She was preceded in death by her husband Raymond, one son, Michael. She is survived by one daughter, Anna Marie Gianfrancesco.  Visitation James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon Monday, 6-8 p.m.Funeral service 10 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel. Entombment Mt. St. Macrina Cemetery, Uniontown. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Amy E. Corbett

December 19, 2020 |

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

Amy E. Corbett, of North Huntingdon, died on December 10, 2020. She was born in McKeesport on October 21, 1936 and is the daughter of the late Jane Matuzel and the wife of the late Peter Corbett.

 
Read More


George W. Hickman

December 18, 2020 |

By Editor | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

George W. Hickman, age 84, of Connellsville, PA passed away on Sunday, December 13, 2020. He was born in McKeesport, PA on January 5, 1936, a son of George W. and Marie Lee Hickman.

George worked as a deck hand on river boats. He is survived by his companion of 17 years, Marilyn Hickle; step children: Bob Woodworth, Bill Woodworth, Don Woodworth and Peggy Woodworth.

 
Read More


Jonathan Singer

December 18, 2020 |

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

Jonathan Singer, age 45, of Liberty Borough, formerly of Clairton, died December 15, 2020, at The Grove at Irwin. Born December 12, 1975, in Clairton, he was the son of Robert and Joan (Hinkel) Singer.
Jonathan was faced with many challenges throughout his life. Allthough he was faced with these challenges, he learned to express love and happiness. He had a charming and infectious smile, anyone that knew him loved him. Jonathan had a passion for trucks, cars, motorcycles, and anything loud. His greatest joy was taking day trips to Round Hill Park and Exhibit Farm with his family.

 
Read More


Michael Allen Nolder

December 18, 2020 |

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

Michael Allen Nolder, age 53, of McKeesport, died on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at his residence. He was born in Dover, Delaware on October 28, 1967. He is the son of Cathy Kerchner Nolder of Duquesne and the late Victor Nolder and he is the stepson of Leslie Nolder of Jefferson Borough. Michael was a self-employed handyman and did various jobs in the community.

 
Read More


Duane Ellsworth Kennedy

December 18, 2020 |

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

Duane Ellsworth Kennedy, age 85, of Rostraver Twp, passed away on Thursday, December 17, 2020 at Jefferson Hospital. He was a retired auditor for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania with the governor's office and also worked for H&R Block for 15 years. An Army veteran of the Cold War era, he was a member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth Twp. where he was a Eucharistic minister.

He studied accounting at Robert Morris University and was a graduate of the School of International and Public Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh.

Born June 5, 1935 in Broughton, he was a son of the late George and Alma (Englert) Kennedy and husband of the late Louise (Bartrug) Kennedy.

 
Read More


Sondra Fine

December 18, 2020 |

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

Sondra (Tuttle) Fine, age 80, of Forward Twp., passed away on Thursday, December 17, 2020 at Jefferson Hospital. She retired as an instruction aide at William Penn Elementary School in the Elizabeth Forward School District. She was a member of Pine Run United Methodist Church in Wilson and a member of the Clairton Veterans Club.

Born October 25, 1940 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Emma (Hindman) Tuttle and wife of the late Robert L. "Bobby" Fine. She is survived by children, Roberta "Bobbi" (John) Cheplic of Forward Twp., Daniel "Dan" (Debbie) Fine of New Eagle and Terry (Linda) Fine of North Huntingdon; grandchildren, Ryan Fine, Nicole (Collin) Fine Maxwell, Freddy Whetsell, Toni Whetsell and Jack Whetsell; sisters, Jackie Kerr of Clairton and Donna Buzalka of New Eagle; also, nieces and nephews.

 
Read More


Donald Barker

December 18, 2020 |

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

Donald H. Barker, age 87 of McKeesport, passed away on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 in UPMC Presbyterian.  Born March 6, 1933 in Elizabeth, he was a son of the late Cecil and Annie (Craighead) Barker.  A US Army Veteran of the Korean War, Donald was a laborer in Local Union # 373 and a member of the former Elizabeth Wesleyan Church.  He is survived by his son Donald Barker of Wilmerding, granddaughter Christa Barker of Glassport, his great-grandchildren Karissa and Ryan, his nephew Victor (Christine) Bazzone of Elizabeth, and many great-nieces-and-nephews.  Besides his parents, Donald was preceded in death by his siblings Patricia Bazzone and Calvin and Leonard Barker, and his nephew Thomas Bazzone.  

 
Read More


William George Wagner

December 18, 2020 |

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

William George Wagner, 65, of White Oak, passed away Wednesday, December 16, 2020. He was born April 1, 1955 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Harry and Francis (Monaghan) Wagner. William was a Paramedic. He had worked for Penn Hills EMS for 30 years and had also worked at Allegheny Valley Hospital, Mercy Hospital ER, Union Railroad, and Stat Medevac. He was an avid Hunter and Fisherman.

 
Read More


James Albert Henderson

December 18, 2020 |

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

James A. Henderson, 78, of Irwin, passed away Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at Excela Health Latrobe Hospital.  He was born January 24, 1942 in Clairton, Pa., a son of the late James and Amelia Henderson.  Prior to his retirement Jim was a home health care worker and a member of The Church in Sutersville. 

He enjoyed tinkering on things, was an overall handyman and was known as the most kind and loving husband, father and man.

 
Read More


Delfonte Devon Carter

December 17, 2020 |

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

Delfonte Devon Carter, 48, was born July 14, 1972, in McKeesport.  The beloved son of the late Audrey Spencer Carter departed this life on December 4, 2020, at Pennwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

A kind gentle soul, Devon, considered everyone a friend.  He was always willing to help someone with his physical strength.  He was an avid Steelers fan who loved sports in general.  A self-professed chef, Devon enjoyed cooking and experimenting with new recipes.  He also enjoyed life according to his own terms.  He was resourceful and reserved who loved to chuckle, even at the silliest of things.

 
Read More


Dolores J. (Szurgot) Kurp

December 17, 2020 |

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

Dolores J. (Szurgot) Kurp, age 91 of North Versailles, passed away Tuesday, December 15, 2020. She was born March 30, 1929 in Pittsburgh, the daughter of the late John and Adele Szurgot.

She was a long-time member of Mary Mother of God Parish, formerly known as St. Robert Bellarmine in East McKeesport and was an avid bingo player.

She is survived by her children Joan (Ronald) Bacco of White Oak, Judith Kurp of Monroeville and David (Paula) Kurp of Gibsonia; grandchildren Mark (Valerie) Bacco, Jaime Bacco, Bryan Kurp and Tyler Kurp; Great grandchildren Mia, Noah, Audriana and Samuel Bacco; and many nieces and nephews.

 
Read More


Carnelia Garrett

December 17, 2020 |

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

Carnelia Garrett, 91, of Duquesne, PA departed life peacefully on Saturday December 12, 2020 at Canterbury Place, Lawrenceville, PA.

Carnelia was born August 30, 1929 in McKeesport, PA, daughter of the late Reuben, Sr and Wilmer Reid Lyerly.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Roy Thomas Garrett, sons, Ernie Garrett (Angelic Garrett, Donna Clifford) and Rodney Garrett, brothers, Reuben Lyerly Jr., Eugene Lyerly and Manuel Lyerly.

Carnelia was raised in Clairton, PA, and attended school there.   At a young age, she was baptized at Mt. Olive Baptist Church. She was employed at one time for K-Mart in South Hills.

Carnelia loved doing hair and graduated from the Pittsburgh Beauty Academy and earned her Beautician License. She was very successful doing hair in her home salon.  She enjoyed spending time with family and socialized at Community Life making new friends, playing games, field trips, and the meals they prepared. Carnelia loved the Pittsburgh Steelers and on any given Sunday she was cheering for them or she would be watching CNN. She was one who never minced words, she would say exactly what was on her mind.

 
Read More


Doris M. Gindlesberger

December 17, 2020 |

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

Doris M. Gindlesberger, age 90 of Elizabeth and formerly of Pleasant Hills, passed away on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 in Riverside Nursing Center in McKeesport.  Born November 29, 1930 in Avella, she was a daughter of the late John and Celia (Delfus) Royal.  While residing in Pleasant Hills, Doris was a member of Pleasant Hills Presbyterian Church where she served as a Deacon.  Upon moving to Elizabeth she joined Round Hill Presbyterian Church and was member of the Seasoned Saints Sunday School Class and attended worship regularly.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband William Merle Gindlesberger, her son Chip (Patti) Gindlesberger, her identical and "mirror" twin sister Dorothy Hudak, and her sister Emma Jean Seewock. Doris is survived by her children Gayle (Dennis) Larcinese of Elizabeth, Dave (Torrie) Gindlesberger of Florida, and Doreen (Len) Kendo of Elizabeth; her ten grandchildren and three step-grandchildren (to whom she was GramGram); her ten great-grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren; and also nieces and nephews.  

 
Read More


Helen Balawajder

December 17, 2020 |

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

Helen Balawajder, age 98, of McKeesport, passed away on December 15, 2020, at the Good Samaritan Hospice House in Wexford. Born May 22, 1922, in Trafford, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Mary (Zigarovicz) Drost and the wife of the late Thaddeus Balawajder.

 
Read More


Anna Bellas

December 16, 2020 |

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

Anna Bellas (Benyak), age 98, of McKeesport, passed away on December 16, 2020. She was born on September 5, 1922 and is  the wife of the late John Bellas who passed away in 1959 and the late Stanley Pigora who passed away in 2003. She was the daughter of the late Paul and Katherine (Rosko) Benyak and was preceded in death by her siblings, Steven Benyak, John (Olive) Benyak, Joseph Benyak, and Mary “Mamie” (Lawrence) Latta. She is survived by her daughters, Paula (Mark) Lewis of Palm Coast, FL and Diane (Gary) Fleishman of Monroeville; grandchildren, Katelyn (Brandon) Allison of Oakmont, Marla Lewis (Sean Skaggs) of Anaheim, CA, and Eric (Loah) Lewis of Arlington,VA; and, great-grandson, Brett Allison. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Lida Benyak, sister-in-law, Terry Bellas, brother-in-law, Frank Bellas, and many nieces and nephews.

 
Read More


Rachael Anne Coffman

December 16, 2020 |

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

Rachael Anne Coffman, 24, of Robinson Twp, passed away Tuesday, December 1, 2020. She was born August 19, 1996 in Monroeville. Rachael was magical. She brightened every room and every life that she entered. She was an incredible singer who loved spending her days surrounded by music, whether she was playing, singing, or just listening to it.  She was spontaneous, humorous, and fun. She loved everyone around her fiercely and without reservation. She will be deeply missed by all.

 
Read More


Gilbert "Gib" A. Bergman

December 16, 2020 |

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

Gilbert “Gib” A. Bergman, 75 of Sutersville, passed away peacefully on December 14, 2020 at UPMC Magee Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born June 25, 1945 in Burgettstown and was the son of the late August F. Bergman, Jr. and the late Frances (Noga) Bergman. He is the beloved husband of Helen (Angelcyk) Bergman for 54 years, proud father of Douglas (Rachel) Bergman of Sutersville, Christopher Bergman, and Gregory (Ashley) of Herminie and grandfather to Jennie, Dean, Evelyn and Lillian Bergman.

 
Read More


Mary Hornicsar

December 16, 2020 |

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

Mary Hornicsar, age 87, Port Vue, died December 15, 2020, at Riverside Care Center.  Born March 27, 1933, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Philip and Anna (Turkovic) Plivelic and wife of the late Eugene Hornicsar.

 
Read More


Vincent "Vino" E. Farally

December 16, 2020 |

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

 

Vincent "Vino" E. Farally, II, age 37, of McKeesport, died December 8, 2020.  Born September 29, 1983, in McKeesport, he was the son of Vincent Farally and Kathleen (Kane) Farally and the husband of Jessica (Miller) Farally.

 
Read More


William "Bill" Wright

December 16, 2020 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

William "Bill" Wright, 52, died Dec. 11, 2020. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 17 at Christ Soul Saving Station, 1013 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, PA, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Dec. 18. Arrangements in charge of Tunie Funeral Home.

 


Edward Meador

December 16, 2020 |

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

Edward Meador, 50, was born March 18, 1970, in McKeesport.  The beloved son of Robert (Hazel) L. Meador and Aileen (Holmes) Murray, departed this life on December 8, 2020, at UPMC McKeesport. He was preceded in death by his step-father, Stephen Murray.    

Edward Meador was a father of 4 and loved by his Fiancé, Naimah Williams. He enjoyed Friday night boat rides and whiskey bbq. He loved home-cooked meals, ribs, greens beans, and potatoes; so much so his nickname was Porkchop. He was loved by family and friends. He dedicated his Sundays to reading the bible with his fiancé and praising God.

Edward is survived by his parents, Robert (Hazel) L. Meador and Aileen (Holmes) Murray; children Manisha Tatum, Jonathan Bagley Sr., Chelsea Sherman, Z’lamir Meador-White; brother, Robert Meador Jr of Erie, PA; sister, Stephanie Murray of McKeesport, PA; grandchildren; Keontae Traimere Harrison, Na’sir Javari Tatum Bagley Jr.; nieces, nephews,  extended family and friends.

 
Read More


Sherman E. Elias

December 15, 2020 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

Sherman E. Elias, 90, of White Oak, died Monday, December 14, 2020 at Sinai Hospital, Baltimore, MD.  Born in McKeesport, July 19, 1930, he was the son of the late Martin and Beatrice Davis Elias. 

Husband of the late Arlene Gland Elias, he is survived by his daughters, Ruth (Jacob) Gordon of Baltimore, MD and Mimi (Mitch) Maizlech of Israel, grandchildren, Naomi (Aryeh) Ho, Aaron Gordon, Shui Maizlech, Sammy Maizlech, Sarah Baila (Tzvi) Friedman, and the late David Gordon, great grandchildren, Meir Ho, Dovid Simcha Ho, and Ezra Ho, and by brother, Ray Elias of California. 

Mr. Elias was a member of the Congregation Gemilas Chesed and the Jewish War Veterans was a Korean War Veteran, serving in the U.S. Air Force. 

He was an insurance broker and real estate agent associated with the Lee Nationwide Agency of White Oak.

 
Read More


Gilbert E. Kubancsek

December 15, 2020 |

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

Gilbert E. Kubancsek, 86, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, December 14, 2020 at Walden's View, North Huntingdon.  He was born May 3, 1934 in Homestead, a son of the late Gilbert G. and Mary (Ferer) Kubancsek.

Prior to his retirement, Gilbert was project manager for Westinghouse and a veteran of the US Army.  He was a member of St. Agnes Parish and enjoyed reading, researching his genealogy, fixing things and spending time with his family.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Rita Kubancsek; brothers, Kenneth and Eugene Kubancsek; sisters, Irene Vargo and Violet Mae Evanov.

 
Read More


Betty M. Powell

December 15, 2020 |

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

Betty M. Powell, age 94, of Turtle Creek, passed away December 12, 2020, at home with her family by her side. Born July 22, 1926, in Penn Township., she was the daughter of the late William and Elsie (Cramer) Holtzer.

Betty worked as a nanny for many friends and family throughout her life. She also enjoyed the interaction of patrons in the restaurant business. She devoted her life to caring for her children and grandchildren. Betty enjoyed Polka music, dancing, gardening, cooking, home remodeling, and Pittsburgh sports (especially the Pirates).

 
Read More


Anna Mae Restauri

December 15, 2020 |

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

Anna Mae Restauri, age 93 of Wexford and formerly of White Oak, Port Vue, and Clairton, passed away on Saturday, December 12, 2020 at North Hills Health and Rehab Center. 

Born March 15, 1927 in Martins Ferry, OH, she was a daughter of the late Donald and Sarah M. Snyder.  Anna Mae will be remembered as a kind- hearted and extremely loving person who was active in her church and community.  She could often be seen, even in her later years, dancing the night away. 

 

 
Read More


Sandra Jean Demery

December 15, 2020 |

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

Sandra Jean Demery, 56, was born February 10, 1964, in Whiteville, NC. The beloved daughter of Sarah Demery-Beatty and the late Earl Beatty, Jr., departed this life on December 7, 2020, at Pennwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was preceded in death by her son Daniel Demery, and sister, Linda G. Demery.

Sandra is survived by her mother, Sarah DemeryBeatty; son, Waylon Demery of McKeesport; daughter, K’Neasha Paul of East McKeesport; three grandchildren; sisters, Elizabeth (James) Cheatham, Sarah and Sheila Demery; devoted companion of 24 years, Robert Horvath; nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

 
 
Read More


Rena (Urban) Bryan

December 15, 2020 |

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

Rena (Urban) Bryan, 77, of Wilmerding, passed away Wednesday December 9, 2020. She was a daughter of the late John J. and Antoinette “Ann” (Padula) Urban; mother of the late Tom Tebroski and sister of the late Gilda Urban.

She was a longtime cook at Nigro’s Restaurant and then, along with her family, opened Rene’s Restaurant in East McKeesport in 1987. After retiring from the restaurant she enjoyed working at Sam’s Club in Monroeville. She was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish, St. Colman Church, and was a huge Steeler fan.

 
Read More


Robert D. Hartnett

December 14, 2020 |

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

Robert D Hartnett of Pittsburgh, PA, 39, went home to be with our Lord in paradise on Saturday, December 12, 2020.

Bob was born in McKeesport, PA on March 13, 1981, son of Timothy and Kelly (Finn) Hartnett of Lincoln Boro, PA.
On October 23, 2010 he was married to Carrie J (Redinger) Hartnett. Bob was a loving and devoted father to Zachary Robert. Also surviving are his brother William “Billy” (Jayme) Hartnett of Hempfield Township, PA; father and mother-in-law John and Karen Redinger of Everett, PA; sisters-in-law Christine (Joe) Imler of Bedford, PA; Michele (Dean) Dibert of Everett, PA; and the following nieces and nephews; Miranda (Josh, John, and Camryn Slomkowski), Derek (Katelyn, Warren and Reid Dibert), Erika Imler, Marlee Dibert, AJ Imler, Sylar and Liam Hartnett. Bob was also godfather to Sylar.

 
Read More


Louise Kennedy

December 14, 2020 |

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

Edith Louise (Bartrug) Kennedy, age 75, of Rostraver Twp., passed away on Friday, December 11, 2020 at Jefferson Hospital. She was a retired nursing assistant at Lawson Nursing Home in Jefferson Hills and a former employee of Sony.

She was a member St. Michael's Parish in Elizabeth Twp. and a former member of the Central Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary.

Born June 5, 1945 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Hugh Bartrug and Edith (Connors) Shaler and wife of the late Duane Ellsworth Kennedy. She is survived by sons, Eugene Pritchard of Rostraver Twp. and James Pritchard of Rostraver Twp.; grandson, John Pritchard of Dravosburg; brother, Arthur Bartrug of Carnegie; sisters-in-law, Joyce Bartrug and Brenda Bartrug; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by brothers, Hugh and Don Bartrug. There will be no viewing. Private family burial will take place at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Cecil Twp. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Catholic Charities, 212 9th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 or UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, 5115 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com

 


Eleanor R. Smith

December 14, 2020 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

Eleanor R. Smith, 99, of White Oak, died Monday, December 14, 2020 at Grandview Estates. 

Born in McKeesport, February 20, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Nan Rae Reitler. 

Wife of the late John Wallace “Jack” Smith, she is survived by her children, Lee A. (Denise) Smith of Elizabeth Township, Sallie Smith of Nashville, TN, and Barb (Robert) Johnson of Elizabeth Township, grandchildren, Erik (Sarah) Smith and Amy Smith, and great granddaughter, Summer Smith.

 
Read More


Sean P. Elko

December 14, 2020 |

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

Sean P. Elko, 3 months, of Paintertown, passed away Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at UPMC Children's Hospital Pittsburgh.  He was born August 16, 2020, a son of Rhiannon Heckman. 

He was preceded in death by his brother, Aiden Heckman. 

He is survived by his sister, Keelan; maternal grandmother, Lynn Kelley; paternal grandfathers, John Heckman and his wife, Dana and Tim Dolence; aunts, Stephanie Roycroft and Jessica Miller; uncles, Dean Dolence and Colton Dolence; cousins, Cameron, Alyssa, Cayden and Trevor.

 
Read More


Maxine S. MacMillan

December 14, 2020 |

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

Maxine S. MacMillan, 89, of North Huntingdon, formerly of Ben Avon, passed away peacefully Sunday, December 13, 2020. 

She was the loving mother of Stuart, Stacy and Sarah (Alex Reutter); grandmother of Connor and Finn Reutter; also survived by nieces and nephews. 

Max was a member of New Hope Presbyterian Church and cherished her time with family and friends. 

Prior to her retirement, Max worked for the Norwin School District and Reed & Smith Law Firm in Pittsburgh.  She loved helping others, singing in the church choir and keeping up with the Pittsburgh sports teams.

 
Read More


Jeffrey Hunter Yuhas

December 13, 2020 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Jeffrey Hunter Yuhas, 21, of Clairton, PA., died suddenly in an auto accident on Saturday, December 12, 2020. Jeffrey was born January 21, 1999, in Pittsburgh, PA., the son of Patricia Yuhas and Jeff Louden.

Jeffrey had a big heart and a passion for taking care of others that began when he was very young. If you were fortunate enough to know him, then you would have experienced his selflessness and concern for others. He was extremely caring for people as well as for animals.

 
Read More


Donna Lee Memmo

December 13, 2020 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Donna Lee Memmo, 72, of Glassport died Dec. 12, 2020.  She is the daughter of the late Woody and Doris (Dabruzzo) Masse.  She is survived by her son Brian Cosgrove and brother Michael O'Hern and Christopher Dabruzzo.  Donna was a counselor for the Allegheny County Housing Authority.  Funeral arrangements by Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport.

 


Marian Sue Allen

December 13, 2020 |

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

Marian Sue (Susie) Allen, of Murrysville, was a victim of the 2020 pandemic, as were so many others, sadly taken Wednesday, December 9th. Born in Pittsburgh on October 12, 1952, to Robert Morris Sr. and Reba (Sines) Allen.

Marian lived in the care of Mon Yough Community Services for most of 40 years.  Due to health issues, she has been under the care of Murrysville Rehabilitation and Wellness Center (RWC) for the last two.

 
Read More


Grace E. Slavick

December 12, 2020 |

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

Grace E. (Elesie) Slavick, age 80, of Forward Twp., passed away on Friday, December 11, 2020 at Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was a retired food service manager for K-Mart in Pleasant Hills, a member of St. Issac Jogues Church in Elrama and a member of the National Slovak Society.

Born February 21, 1940 in Monongahela, she was a daughter of the late William and Laura (Vigliotti) Elesie.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Robert A. Slavick; daughter, Karen (Kevin Bleil) Slavick of Elizabeth Twp.; son, Ronald (Cindi Patterson) Slavick of Elizabeth Twp.; granddaughter, Julie (Phil) Wallace of Diamond, OH; four great-grandchildren; sister, Cheryl DeSantis of Tarpon Springs, FL; also, nieces and nephews.

 
Read More


Lauren Kane

December 12, 2020 |

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

Lauren Kane, a wonderful daughter, sister, cousin, and friend, was called home on December 10, 2020.  

Born on June 6, 1985, Lauren was born an angel, and left the same way. Diagnosed with Larsen's Syndrome and enduring countless surgeries throughout childhood, Lauren had a continuous smile and inspired all who knew her. Most affectionately known as Aunt Loca, she was dedicated to the support and development of all the children that came into her life. Lauren was the second mom to all the kids in her family.

 
Read More


John Henry Elm

December 12, 2020 |

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

John Henry Elm, 69, of Rockwood, passed away Wednesday, December 9, 2020 peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born February 10, 1951 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Robert and Colleen (Ulm) Elm. John worked for Fayette Heating and AC, and the former Parkway Plumbing and Heating. He was a US Marine Veteran and served honorably in the Vietnam War. For his service he received the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with 1 Star, and the Vietnam Campaign Medal w/device. 

 
Read More


Darrell Joseph Dole

December 12, 2020 |

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

It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of Darrell Joseph Dole, 83, of North Huntingdon.  He died Friday, December 11, 2020, surrounded by his living family.  Darrell was born on September 16, 1937, the son of the late J. Douglass and Doris Dole.  He is survived by his beloved wife of 49 years, Ann (Soltis) Dole; his three children, Kristine R. Dole-Mong and her husband, Jason, Danielle A. Baker and her husband, Paul and Matthew D. Dole and his wife, Ashley; beloved grandchildren, Caleb J. and Emma G. Dole and Emily (Nathan) Everly and Raymond Baker; as well as four sisters-in-law; two brothers-in-law and many wonderful nieces and nephews.  Darrell was born in New York and grew up in the Mount Lebanon area of Pittsburgh.  He graduated from Mount Lebanon High School and attended Washington and Jefferson College prior to enlisting in the US Air Force.

Darrell's career started at Bell Telephone of Pa. and spanned thru AT&T, Lucent Technologies as a data communication until his early retirement.  Then began consulting work with Hyperion and with Dante Corp. which sent him on projects throughout the US,  giving him an opportunity to see more of his beautiful homeland, the good old U.S. of A.

Darrel loved to listen to music and collected pieces from classical and oldies and much in between, his longtime favorites being Willie Nelson and John Denver.  He so enjoyed the outdoors from fly fishing the Snake River in Idaho to trap shooting at the Trafford Gun Club, and to his favorite downhill skiing.  He taught  his children how to ski and enjoy the outdoors as a family.  He was his children’s biggest fan from assisting swimming, coach and volunteering on the soccer, baseball fields and basketball courts to camping with Indian Princess Programs.  Darrell enjoyed and looked forward to “hamburger nights” at the Elks and dinner at the Ride & Hunt Club for late night drinks with dear friends.  He was a member of PISA for 40 years enjoying being a part-time ski instructor at Seven Spring Ski Resort, where he met his Ann and where they made many wonderful memories with their three children.  Services will be private and a memorial will be held at a later date.  Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  Memorials may be made to the Wreaths Across American in memory of Darrell.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Sean P. Elko

December 12, 2020 |

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

Sean P. Elko, 3 months, of Paintertown, passed away Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at UPMC Children's Hospital Pittsburgh.  He was born August 16, 2020, a son of Rhiannon Heckman.  He was preceded in death by his brother, Aiden Heckman.  He is survived by his sister, Keelan; maternal grandmother, Lynn Kelley; paternal grandfathers, John Heckman and his wife, Dana and Tim Dolence; aunts, Stephanie Roycroft and Jessica Miller; uncles, Dean Dolence and Colton Dolence; cousins, Cameron, Alyssa, Cayden and Trevor.  Viewing and services will be held at a day and time to be announced at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  Memorials may be made to the family.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Paul A. Wargo

December 12, 2020 |

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

Paul A. Wargo, age 72, of Pittsburgh, formerly of Duquesne, passed away on December 11, 2020 at UPMC Shadyside. Born in Pittsburgh on January 13, 1948, he was the son of the late Paul A. and Ethel (Koncz) Wargo Sr. A 1965 graduate of Duquesne High School, he was a retired boilermaker from Union #154 and a member of the Hungarian Reformed Church of Pittsburgh where he served on church council. He enjoyed motorcycles, was a music aficionado, was a competitive boxer, an artist, raised dogs and was dedicated to his family. He is survived by his sister, Nancy Wargo of Pittsburgh; nephew John Paul Wargo; niece Ava Wargo; friend Ray Gunn of Ft. Meyers, FL; cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his brother John (Amy Smith) Wargo of Ross Twp. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m.-12 noon on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 15110, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER-SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER-FUNERAL DIRECTOR where a service will be held at Noon with the Rev. Ilona Komjathy officiating. Burial will follow in the Hungarian Reformed Cemetery, West Mifflin. DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS, VISITATION IS LIMITED TO 10 PEOPLE AT A TIME IN THE FUNERAL HOME.

 


Pamela S. Krasman

December 11, 2020 |

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

Pamela S. Krasman, age 72, of White Oak, died on Wednesday, December 9, 2020. She was born on February 28, 1948 in McKeesport and is the daughter of Norma Brown Rasp of Duquesne and the late Norman Rasp.

 
Read More


Barbara Lee Minteer

December 11, 2020 |

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

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, Barbara Lee (Abels) Minteer on Monday, December 7, 2020. She will have no more suffering from breast cancer which she valiantly fought. She was born July 23, 1939 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late John and Gladys (Schreiner) Abels. She grew up in Dravosburg and after marriage and having her children they moved to Industry in Elizabeth Township. It is here where she lived for over 50 years and created many lasting friendships. She loved sitting on her front porch and saying hello to the passersby. She enjoyed evenings on her porch entertaining neighbors and loved ones. Never learning how to drive, Barb was never one to turn down an offer to go out to eat, play cards or go to Bingo. If the wheels were turning, she was going! She was a member of the Buena Vista V.F.D Ladies Auxiliary and also worked the voting polls on Election Days.

 
Read More


Virginia T. Link

December 11, 2020 |

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

Virginia T. Link, age 89, of McKeesport, died December 10, 2020, at The Grove at Latrobe. Born April 29, 1931, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Donaciano and Sanjuana (Jimenez) Yanez and the wife of the late Raymond E. "Eddie" Link.

 
Read More


Patricia M. Shaffner

December 11, 2020 |

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

Patricia M. Shaffner, age 73, of Whitaker, died December 9, 2020, at UPMC McKeesport Hospital. Born April 2, 1947, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Johanna (Karkoska) Kusek and the wife of the late Robert Shaffner.

 
Read More


Barbara Opat

December 11, 2020 |

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

Barbara Opat, age 67, of the Rosedale section of Verona, formerly of Duquesne, passed away on December 10, 2020, at home.  Born in Vinski Vrh, Croatia on October 21, 1953, she was the daughter of the late Dragutin & Marica T. (Tomas) Spudic. Barbara was a retired clerical worker for the Croatian Fraternal Union for 40 years, a member of St. Joseph Church, Verona, longtime member of the former Sacred Heart Parish, McKeesport and a 1973 graduate of Serra High School. She loved the outdoors, walking, yoga & the Tamburitzans. She was the beloved wife of Michael Opat for 46 years; mother of Susan (Jeff) Ezykowsky Sr. of West Mifflin and Nicole (Michael) Zalac of Harrison City; “Mimi” to her two grandchildren Jeffrey Ezykowsky Jr. and Brooks Zalac; sister of John Spudic of North Huntingdon and Walter (Valerie) Spudic of Pine Richland; and aunt of Charley & Eddy Spudic. There will be no visitation. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph Church, Duquesne, on Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Michael Conway officiating. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Mifflin.  Arrangements entrusted to the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, DUQUESNE, 412-466-3300. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

 


Karen Lee Polakovic

December 11, 2020 |

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

Karen Lee Polakovic, 63, formerly of West Mifflin, passed peacefully on December 9, 2020, in her sleep, from this world to the next. She was the daughter of the late Irene (Matola) and Stephen Francis Polakovic, both of whom she lovingly cared for in their home at the end of their lives. She was a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, with a degree in Special Education. She made a positive impact on the many children with special needs that she taught throughout her long teaching career.  She also was a massage therapist and instructor. She loved to play the french horn and to sing alto. She was a terrific dancer. She enjoyed reading Nancy Drew books, playing scrabble and taking long walks. She adored her family, especially the children. She is survived by her sisters, Stephanie (Edward) Glazar, Laura (Derek) McNeill, Melissa (Domenic) D’Andrea, brother Mark (Bethanne) Polakovic; many nieces, Sarah, Renee, Allison, Celeste, Mallory and Liliana D’Andrea; nephews, Spencer and Trevor; great nephews, Zach Glazar and Elijah; one great niece, Audrey and many, many, many cousins. Vichnaya Pamyat!  Memorial mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, December 14, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Gregory Nazianzen Roman Catholic Church, Zelienople, 16063. Arrangements entrusted to the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 412-466-3300. The family suggests a donation to Special Olympics PA in her memory, www.specialolympicspa.org/support/donate-now

 


Denise Hilliary

December 10, 2020 |

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

https://s3.amazonaws.com/CFSV2/obituaries/photos/3384/772744/5fd24d802b38b.jpg

Denise Hilliary, 62, died suddenly Dec. 4, 2020 at AHN Jefferson Hospital.

Denise was affectionally known as “Niecy” to her closest friends and family. She was born in McKeesport, Pa but was raised and continued to call Clairton, Pa home until she departed. Denise was educated in the Clairton education system, graduating from Clairton HS in 1975 and capped her education by graduating from the ICM School of business shortly after. Denise spent the past 43 years working for Bank of NY Mellon as an Infrastructure Operations Analyst where she was a linchpin for the team.

Denise was a dedicated mother and grandmother. She treasured her children and embraced them and everyone she held close with the love and affection that they required. She is survived by her two daughters, J’Nece (Grady) Nixon, Cierra Hilliary; Two sons, Larry (Crystina) Ferguson, Emmanuel Cottrell; 6 Grandchildren (Trentin, TaNyia, Taj, Tijair, Lexington & Lennox. Sister to Jannice, Jeffery and Jamie, as well as an Aunt to many nieces and nephews.

 
Read More


Janice Kirkman Street

December 10, 2020 |

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

Janice (Cline) Kirkman Street, age 84, of Elizabeth Township, passed away on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at home. She retired after 12 years of service as the office manager for Nisar Health & Human Services and was a former secretary for 10 years at Sunray Electric in McKeesport. She was a member of Park Baptist Church in Versailles, where she was active with the Christian Girls Sunday School Class, a choir member for more than 40 years, and did home missions. She was president of the American Baptist Missionary Women, member of the Jolly Seniors, and the Central Highlands Gospel Singers for 15 years.

 
Read More


Harry L. Lindamood

December 10, 2020 |

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

Harry L. Lindamood, 76, of Duquesne, died Dec. 9, 2020.  He is the son of the late Frances (Cheney) and Harry Lindamood.  He is survived by his beloved wife Cathy (Dovichin) Lindamood; daughter Sherry Lindamood; son Skip (Kathy) Lindamood; grandchildren Brittany and Brandon;  great granddaughter Charlotte Rose; brother James (Janice) Wise and sister Antoinette (Anthony) Ferrieri.  Harry was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Duquesne, where he worked.  Friends received Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne, Tues. from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8.  A funeral service will be held Wed. at 11am with Pastor John Gropp at Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home. Interment following Jefferson Memorial Park.

 


John J. Gogoel Jr.

December 10, 2020 |

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

John J. Gogoel Jr., age 78, of Blaine Hill, passed away on Monday, December 7, 2020 at Anna Lisa's A Touch of Home Personal Care Home. An Army veteran, he was a retired steelworker for U.S. Steel Irvin Works in West Mifflin. He was a member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth Twp. and a former member of the Blaine Hill Volunteer Fire Co. He was a fan of Pittsburgh and all local sports. Born November 15, 1942 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late John J. Gogoel Sr. and the late Anna (Faer) Gogoel. He is survived by his sisters, Elizabeth G. (the late Thomas) Beeler of Elizabeth Twp. and Gloria M. (Ed) Duval of Liberty Borough; nieces and nephews, Tom, Ron and Chris Beeler, Elaine Taylor, Cathy Berkley, Amy Yurkovich, Eddie Duval, Keith Duval and Dana DeCecco; 16 great-nieces and nephews; two great-great nieces and nephews; also, numerous cousins. The family would like to give a special thank you to the staff and caregivers at Annalisa for the compassionate care shown to John. Visitation and Mass of Christian Burial were private. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Laurel Pershing

December 10, 2020 |

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

Laurel "LJ" Pershing, age 76, of Blaine Hill, passed away on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at Family Hospice & Palliative Care. She retired after 42 years as a secretary for H.J. Heinz Co. in Pittsburgh and was also a secretary for the G.C. Murphy Co. in McKeesport. Her last job was a school bus driver for the Thomas Jefferson School District.

She was a member of the Goldwing Club Chapter E in Belle Vernon, the Elizabeth Twp. and Clairton Lions Clubs, and the senior centers in Olympia Shopping Center and West Newton. Born September 15, 1944 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late William H. and Edith (Krah) Hathaway.

 
Read More


Anna Marie Gillott

December 09, 2020 |

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

Anna Marie Gillott, age 87, of North Huntingdon died December 8, 2020 in Allegheny General Hospital. She was born May 24, 1933 in Adamsburg, a daughter of the late William and Vida Steiner. Anna Marie was a member of St. Agnes Church and was devoted to her faith. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and often referred to them as the magnificent seven. She cherished time spent with family.

She was a 1951 graduate of Sewickley High School, Hermine and a 1954 graduate of the Presbyterian School of Nursing. Prior to her retirement, she was employed as a registered nurse at Mercy Hospital, Briarcliff, St. Anne Nursing Home and a private duty nurse.

 

 
Read More


William G. Protz

December 08, 2020 |

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

William G. Protz, age 71, of White Oak, died on Tuesday, December 8, 2020. He was born on February 22, 1949 in McKeesport and is the son of the late William and Mary Vinanski Protz and the husband of the late Kathleen McAuliffe Protz. William was a machinist for a number of steel plants in the area for many years.

 
Read More


Carol Kondrosky

December 08, 2020 |

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

Carol Kondrosky, age 71, of White Oak, passed away peacefully on December 3, 2020, with her family by her side. Born September 19, 1949, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Anna (Kish) Kondrosky.

Carol was a judicial secretary for the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. She was a member of the Mary Mother of God Parish and the Croation Fraternal Union Lodge 146.

 
Read More


Thomas Alan Hill

December 08, 2020 |

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

Thomas Alan Hill, age 65, of Harrisville, PA, formerly of the Bryn Mawr section of White Oak, died Saturday, December 5, 2020.  He was born in McKeesport on June 12, 1955 and is the son of the late Jesse R. and Margaret Egenlauf Hill.  Thomas was employed as a machine operator for Alpine Packaging for many years.

 
Read More


John Henry Nalepa

December 08, 2020 |

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

John Henry Nalepa, 77, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Monday, December 7, 2020. He was born January 4, 1943 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Henry Nalepa and the late Mary (Kuzma) Nalepa Kirschner. John was retired from US Steel Irwin Works and was a member of SOAR.

 
Read More


Janet H. Grebeck

December 08, 2020 |

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

Janet H. Grebeck, age 83, of McKeesport, died December 6, 2020, at The Grove at Irwin. Born January 26, 1937, in McKeesport, she was a "Painter Baby" and wore her pin proudly. Janet was the daughter of the late Stanley F. and Helen (Konkol) Grebeck.

 
Read More


Madison Paige Gilroy

December 08, 2020 |

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

Madison Paige Gilroy, 22, of North Huntingdon, passed away on Saturday, December 5, 2020.  She was born December 3, 1998 in Mt. Pleasant, a daughter of Marlane Gilroy and the late Patrick J. Gilroy.  Madison was soon to begin nursing school and had dreams of becoming a doctor. 

She worked as an aide in various nursing homes  and  was a member of East Suburban Seventh Day Adventist Church. 

She enjoyed socializing with her friends and was an avid animal lover.

 
Read More


John "Bobby” Everett Sr.

December 07, 2020 |

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

John "Bobby” Everett Sr., 75, of North Versailles (formerly McKeesport), departed this life Thursday, December 3 at UPMC McKeesport Hospital.  He was born in Smithdale, Pennsylvania to the late John & Katherine (Ross) Everett. Bobby was a 1963 graduate of West Newton High School & proudly served in the United States Airforce during the Vietnam war where he became a Sergeant in under four years.  He was employed at Guardian Industries in Elizabeth, Pa where he later retired. In his spare time, he enjoyed collecting coins.

 
Read More


Richard M. Shields

December 07, 2020 |

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

Richard M. Shields, 57, of North Huntingdon, died Saturday December 5, 2020 at home. He was born January 20, 1963 in Greensburg. He is survived by his mother Carolyn (Bickerstaff) Stofko; his brothers and sister in law William Jeffrey Shields and Thomas H. Shields and his wife Veronica, also aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his sister Terri L. Shields and his step father Ralph Stofko.

 
Read More


Samuella Peters

December 07, 2020 |

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

Samuella Peters, age 80, died on December 6, 2020 at Concordia of Monroeville. She was born on June 19, 1940 in McKeesport and is the daughter of Thelma Christian. She was an active member of St. Paul AME Church and choir and Semper Fidelis.

 
Read More


Chester J. Englert

December 07, 2020 |

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

Chester J. Englert, age 90, of Elizabeth, died December 5, 2020, at home. Born February 2, 1930, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Andrew and Katherine (Kuk) Englert and the husband of Mary Ann (Kobik) Englert.

 
Read More


Alfred T. "Terry" Roma

December 07, 2020 |

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

Alfred T. "Terry" Roma, 71, of Port Vue, passed away Sunday, December 6, 2020 from complications of the COVID 19 Virus. He was born May 18, 1949 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Alfred and Bertha (Kuzens) Roma. Terry was a Code Enforcement Officer for the Boro of Carnegie and was a member of the Port Vue American Legion.

 
Read More


Kenneth J. Skrtic

December 07, 2020 |

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

Kenneth J. Skrtic, age 69, of Arnold, died December 2, 2020, at Allegheny Valley Hospital.  Born October 20, 1951, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Nicholas and Alice (Mains) Skrtic. He was a chef and loved to cook.

 
Read More


Robert John Ingram

December 07, 2020 |

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

Robert John Ingram, age 88, died on December 6, 2020 at Overlook Green Assisted Living in White Hall, Pa. Born in Greenock, on July 22, 1932, he is the son of the late John and Catherine McKeeta Ingram, and the husband of Dorothy Ann Kubant Ingram. Robert served our country during the Korean War, volunteered at St Angela Merci, was a member of the White Oak American Legion, and a founding director of White Oak AA.

 
Read More


Alfred “Al” Ernst

December 07, 2020 |

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

Alfred “Al” Ernst, age 73, of West Mifflin, passed away on Friday, December 4, 2020 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Born in Pittsburgh on December 21, 1946, he was the son of the late Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Ernst. He was the owner of Al Ernst Window Cleaning Co., was an avid Penguins, Steelers and Pirates fan, enjoyed fishing and was excellent at horseshoes, darts & pool. He was the husband of 16 years to Jill (Fouser) Ernst; father of Joe (Tammie) Ernst of Jefferson Hills and Chad Ernst of Clairton; grandfather of Tristin, Emerick, Macksim & Ensleigh Ernst; step father of Dena (Kevin) Wright of Leesburg, VA, Jennifer Stefan of West Mifflin, Michael (Lizz) Skovranko of Erie; step grandfather of Katie Wright, Jocelyn Stefan, Ryan Stefan, Jacob Stefan, Dean Stefan and Aria Skovranko. He is also survived by several step brothers and step sisters. Memorial visitation will be held on Friday, December 11, 2020 from 5-7 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER-SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER-FUNERAL DIRECTOR, at which time services will be held. 

 


Shirley A. Riemenschneider-Pitchford

December 06, 2020 |

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

Shirley A. Riemenschneider-Pitchford, age 78, of White Oak, died December 6, 2020, at UPMC McKeesport. Born January 12, 1942, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Robert P. and Grace (Mink) Hoffman and the wife of Kenneth I. Pitchford.

 
Read More


Jeffrey L. Wintermyer

December 06, 2020 |

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

Jeffrey L. "Jef ²" Wintermyer, age 55, of North Versailles, died December 2, 2020, at AHN Forbes Hospital. Born January 7, 1965, in McKeesport, he was the son of Patricia (Walker) Wintermyer and the late Frederick H. Wintermyer.

 
Read More


Florence N. (Pyers) Barr

December 05, 2020 |

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

Florence N. (Pyers) Barr age 95, formerly of West Mifflin, PA, passed away on Thursday, December 3, 2020. Born in West Mifflin on October 16, 1925, she was the daughter of the late William and Laura (Lindemeyer) Pyers. She was a homemaker and also worked in the family masonry business, a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish-Holy Name Church, was the first baby baptized at St. Therese Church and was active with the Emerson’s Club.

 
Read More


Ferdinand “Ferdie” Sauer

December 05, 2020 |

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

Ferdinand “Ferdie” Sauer age 85, of West Mifflin, passed away on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at Manor Care-Whitehall. Born in Pittsburgh on November 15, 1935, he was the son of the late George V. and Helen (Voss) Sauer. He was a retired School Crossing Guard for West Mifflin, a former self employed carpenter, former West Mifflin Park Attendant, a Security Guard at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Shop Foreman for the former Bamford Motors, then Laidlaw, a member of the West Mifflin Annex Volunteer Fire Department where he was the former President and a Firefighter. He was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, St. Agnes Church.

 
Read More


Helen Przybyla

December 05, 2020 |

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

Helen Przybyla, 101, of Wilmerding, passed away Wednesday, December 2, 2020. She was the beloved wife of the late Edwin Przybyla; loving mother of Fr. Philip Przybyla and Edwin Przybyla (Connie); grandmother of Vincent Przybyla (Robin); great grandmother of Emerson and Carter. Helen was a woman of faith and loved her family dearly. Our hearts are broken and she will be sorely missed.

 
Read More


Larry Dewayne Hill

December 05, 2020 |

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

Larry Dewayne Hill, 72, was born April 3, 1948, in Pittsburgh, PA.  The beloved son of the late Joshua Hill and Pearl Green departed this life on November 26, 2020. He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Ericka Pirl.

He is survived by his son, Demetrius Pirl of West Mifflin; 17 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Michelle Morris; host of grand nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

 
Read More


Jesse R. Williams

December 05, 2020 |

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

Jesse R. Williams, affectionately known to many as Essie, 66, was born June 12, 1954, in McKeesport, PA.  The beloved son of the late Essie and Tina (Taulton) Williams, he departed this life on December 1, 2020, at UPMC Shadyside Hospital. He was preceded in death by his parents, and sisters, Belinda and Patricia Williams.  

Jesse was a graduate of Elizabeth Forward High School. He furthered his education at Youngstown State University where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Jesse was a Computer Analyst for Armada Supply Chain Solutions. On November 26, 1983, he married Jeanette McDew and to this union, two children were birthed.

Jesse was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He enjoyed spending time with his family, traveling, playing golf and he was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan. Jesse was loved by so many people because he was the type of man who would do anything for his family and friends. He was the rock of his family and that void can never be filled.

 
Read More


Albert G. Moore Jr.

December 05, 2020 |

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

Albert G. Moore Jr., 91, of Irwin, passed away Sunday, November 29, 2020. He was born July 3, 1929 in Wilmerding, a son of the late Albert G. Sr. and Hazel C. (Mellinger) Moore and was also preceded in death by his sisters Helen Davies and Margaret Short and a nephew Larry Davies.

He was a charter member of West Hempfield Presbyterian Church, a member of Shidle Lodge No. 601 F. & A.M., Irwin, for more than 50 years, and a proud Army veteran that served in the Korean Conflict. Albert began his career as a machinist apprentice at Westinghouse Air Brake Company, Wilmerding.

He owned and operated Moore and Shaver Machining, New Stanton, and prior to his retirement worked as a salesman for REM Electronic Supply Co. He was an avid golfer, enjoyed riding his bike on the Yough River Trail, and would volunteer with the YRBTC to maintain the trail. Albert was an amateur archaeologist.

 
Read More


Mildred C. (Davis) Phillips

December 04, 2020 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Mildred C. (Davis) Phillips. 87, of Glassport died Wednesday December 2, 2020 at Grandview Estates of Elizabeth. She was born September 23, 1933 to the late William and Lelah (Ketterman) Davis of Rawlings, MD. Beloved wife of the late Emil D. Phillips Jr. She was a loving mother and is survived by her children Donald and Gayle Phillips of Altoona, PA, and Ronald and Linda Phillips of Elizabeth, PA; loving grandmother of Angela, Jacob (Lindsay), Crystal (J.J.), Tiffany (Jim), Janine (Jim), and Nina (Bill); 13 great-grandchildren; special niece Mona Harper and other nieces and nephews. Mildred was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Glassport, PA. Friends received Saturday 11-1 at the Wojciechowski Funeral Home, at which time a funeral blessing will be held. Interment following Mt. Vernon Cemetery.

 


John Vincent Paoletti

December 04, 2020 |

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

John Vincent Paoletti, age 78 of Elizabeth Township passed away on Monday, November 30, 2020 in Jefferson Hospital. John “Poe” was born on July 14, 1942 in McKeesport Hospital and grew up in the Wilson area of Clairton. He was the son of the late Leon and Theresa (Azzari) Paoletti. John was a graduate of Clairton High School “Class of 1960”, where he proudly led the Clairton Bears as their standout quarterback. His talents were not limited to the football field, as he also lettered in two additional sports. He went on to attend Dayton University where he continued playing football. After college, John married the “love of his life” Linda. They went on to share a beautiful life together, celebrating 50 years of marriage, and were blessed with three loving daughters and four grandsons whom they adored. John had a long career as a foreman at US Steel-Clairton Works, where he was well liked and respected. John retired after more than 30 years of service. He then began his 2nd career and true calling as #1 grandfather “Pap Pap”.

 
Read More


Renee "Lucy" Darlene Kraft (Tatrai)

December 03, 2020 |

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

Renee “Lucy” Darlene Kraft (Tatrai) died peacefully in the care of Canterbury Hospice Care in Pittsburgh, PA at the age of 54 years young on Friday, November 27, 2020.

 
Read More


Wayne C. Horvatin

December 03, 2020 |

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

Wayne C. Horvatin, age 69, of Dravosburg, died December 1, 2020, at UPMC McKeesport. Born February 21, 1951, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late William and Goldie (Barlow) Horvatin.

Wayne retired from UPMC McKeesport Hospital, where he was a patient care technician with over 40 years of service. Wayne enjoyed trips to Myrtle Beach, SC.

 
Read More


Ann Flora Kosko

December 03, 2020 |

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

Ann Flora (Wester) Kosko, 87, of Munhall, passed away Wednesday, December 2, 2020. She was born April 24, 1933 in Plymouth, and was the daughter of the late Michael and Vira (Fleigh) Wester. She was the wife of the late Robert Joseph Kosko. Ann was a member of the former Holy Angels Church in Hays. She was an avid gardener and enjoyed her flowers and yard work. She loved her many dogs and enjoyed training them.

 
Read More


Paul W. Newman

December 03, 2020 |

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

Paul W. Newman, age 54, of Monroeville, died December 1, 2020, at AHN Forbes Hospital.  Born December 19, 1965, in  McKeesport, he was the son of the late Charles and Ruth (Humelsine) Newman and the husband of Tracie (Thompson) Newman.

 
Read More


Angel "Mike" Diaz

December 03, 2020 |

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

Angel "Mike" Diaz, age 82 of McKeesport, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 28, 2020, after a long battle with lung cancer. Born in Comerio, Puerto Rico, on September 18, 1938, he was the son of the late Daniel Vincente Diaz and Rosa Rivera Diaz.

Angel moved to Pittsburgh in the mid-1960s. He was a skilled carpenter and a great cook. He will be sadly missed by his family.

 
Read More


Emma Marie McKenzie

December 03, 2020 |

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

Emma Marie McKenzie, 79, of McKeesport, passed away on Thursday, December 3, 2020 at Transitions Health Care Center, North Huntingdon.  She was born, April 10, 1941 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Richard  and Helen (Sakol) Slater.  Prior to her retirement, Emma worked for Bic Corporation in Clearwater, FL as an assembler and later worked for McDonald's in Olympia.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Richard and Edward Slater.  She is survived by her sons, John McKenzie and his wife, Jeneen, Jeff McKenzie; daughter, Angela Abbott and her husband, Harry; sister, Kathleen (Bob) Slater; grandchildren, Sean Abbott, John (Nichole) McKenzie, Matthew (Victoria) McKenzie, Zachary McKenzie; great-grandchildren, Sean, Waylon, Danica,  Easton; and Rev. Kevin Daugherty, whom she loved like a son.  Services and interment will be private.  Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Norma Jane (Keeler) Chamberlin

December 03, 2020 |

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

Norma Jane (Keeler) Chamberlin, 86, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at William Penn Care Center, Jeannette.  She was born, January 22, 1934 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Arthur and Alice (Olsen) Keeler.  Norma was a loving mom, grandma and friend.  She spent most of her life sharing her musical talent in numerous churches and touched so many hearts as she directed the church choir.  Many lives were touched by her words of wisdom and her caring way.  Mom was blessed by her loving family and her family was truly blessed by her!  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Chamberlin; and sister, Carol Ann Keeler.  She is survived by her daughters, Linda Benish and Laura Kochasic and her husband, Donald; and devoted grandma to Jacob (Diane), Julie, Josh, Emily and Evan.   Services are private.  Service was officiated by Mary Ann Milne.  Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  Much heartfelt love and thanks goes out to William Penn Senior Suites and Heartland Hospice.  Mom was so loved and cared for by these wonderful loving people!  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Marie Clara (Winterhalter) Jakiela

December 02, 2020 |

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

Marie Clara (Winterhalter) Jakiela, age 83, of North Versailles passed away Monday, November 30, 2020. She was born September 22, 1937 in Bellevue, the daughter of the late Charles Sr. and Marie Winterhalter. She was a longtime member of Mary Mother of God Parish (formerly St. Robert Bellarmine) in East McKeesport. She worked for First Federal Bank in White Oak and National City in Pittsburgh before retiring.

She was a member of the North Versailles, East McKeesport, and Turtle Creek Senior Citizens groups.

 
Read More


Ethel N. Maydak

December 01, 2020 |

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

Ethel N. Maydak, 89, of St. Therese Plaza, Munhall, formerly of West Mifflin, died Monday, November 30, 2020 at Hempfield Manor in Greensburg. She is survived by son Robert (Alice) Nicklis of Sumter, SC, daughter Vicky (Donald) O'Toole of Latrobe, son David (Cathy) Nicklis of Bedford, and daughter Lori (David) Kracinovsky of  West Mifflin; stepdaughters Marianne Martin (Jim Lindsay) of Panama City, FL, Deborah (Jon) Peace of Fairhope, AL, and Carol (John) Baron of Florence, AL. She is also survived by sisters Janet Ness of Jacobus,  Suzie (Mike) Morris of Edmond, OK, and Goldie Griffith of Holidaysburg and brother Roy (LeAnn) Claar of Holidaysburg; grandchildren, Christopher (Jennifer) Nicklis of Dallas, GA, Bridget (Dan) Labishak of Baldwin, Chrissie (Matt) Begin of Elyria, OH, Kimberly (Roger) Nee of Bedford, David  (Joyce) Nicklis of Bedford, DJ Kracinovsky of Nashville, TN, Kara Kracinovsky of West Mifflin, Brett (Emily) Martin of Lecanto, FL, Erin (Matt) Curran of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Janel Martin of Manhattan, NY, Amanda Martin of Panama city, FL Meghan (Scott) Stallbaum of San Antonio, TX, Anne (Rick) Stairhime of Crozet, VA, Sean (Jackie) Peace of Columbus, O William Baron of Oxford, AL, Sarah Baron of Miami, FL, Jacob Baron of Starkville, MS; eight great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews and dear friends. She is the widow of the late Robert (Bob) Nicklis of Langdondale whom she married in 1951 and the late Lawrence (Larry) Maydak whom she married in 1990. She is also preceded in death by her parents, Warren Bill) and Faye (Weiser)   Nevitt of Bedford, sister Nancy Gates  of New Paris, brother Robert Clarr of WY, brother-in-laws, Perry Ness of Jacobus, Harry "Poose" Gates of New Paris and William Griffith of Holidaysburg, and her mother Helen Dodson Clarr of Holidaysburg.

Ethel was employed by Stratigo's Catering of White Oak for 23 years and by the Gateway Clipper Fleet of Pittsburgh for 14 years. She was a lifelong member of the United Church of Christ, first in Friend's Cove (Bedford) and then in Duquesne. She enjoyed her many years as a member of the GFWC Women's Club of Duquesne, the Knights of Columbus Seniors, and the Duquesne Annex Seniors. She served as a past president of the Duquesne Band Parents. She loved baking and sharing the cakes, pies, and cookies she made, but nothing made her happier than yelling BINGO!

Friends and family will be received in the William S. Skovranko Memorial Home, Inc., 828 Richford Street, Duquesne, PA, 15110 on Thursday December 3, 2020 from 2-8 PM and on Friday December 4, 2020 from 10 until time of service at 11AM with Rev. James  Condron, in the Memorial Home. Burial will follow in Penn-Lincoln Memorial Park, North Huntingdon.

Family wishes for contributions be made to Grace United Church of Christ, 100 7th Street, Duquesne, PA 15110 or the  Humane Animal Rescue, 1101 Western Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15233.

 
Read More


Nancy I. King

December 01, 2020 |

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

Nancy I. King, age 86, of Lincoln Borough, died November 30, 2020, at Riverside Care Center. Born May 19, 1934, in Elizabeth, she was the daughter of the late James W. and Dorothea (Carothers) Trumpe.
Nancy was a fun-loving woman of faith who had the most beautiful smile. She attended the former Bell Bridge Wesleyan Church of Lincoln Borough. Nancy was a US Army veteran, serving during peacetime and loved to wear red, white and blue. She was a member of the Lincoln Borough Mother's Club and a participant of Community Life for many years.

 
Read More


Holly Ann Howard

December 01, 2020 |

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

Holly Ann Howard, age 47, of Forward Twp., passed away on Saturday, November 28, 2020 in Jefferson Hospital. She had a love of animals. Born November 3, 1973 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of David Gezovich of Liberty Boro and Saundra (Wilt) Whitehead and stepfather Robert Booth of Rostraver Twp. She is survived by her husband, Michael G. Howard; son, Trestin Howard at home; sister, Tracy Joy (Tony) Gillingham of Belle Vernon; nephews, Anthony (Bunny) Gillingham of Greensburg, Andrew Gillingham of Pittsburgh and Alexander (Page) Gillingham of Belle Vernon; great-niece, Shawnee Gillingham; also, aunts, uncles and cousins. No visitation is planned. A memorial gathering will take place at a later date. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Robert S. White, Jr

December 01, 2020 |

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

Robert S. White, Jr., age 79, of White Oak, died November 26, 2020, at home. Born December 7, 1940, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Robert S. and Margaret (Linderman) White and the husband of Barbara (Morgan) White.

 
Read More


John “Jack” Liebert

December 01, 2020 |

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

John “Jack” Liebert, 69, of McKeesport, died Nov. 27, 2020 after a long and courageous battle with cancer.  Son of the late William and Jennie (Fontanello) Liebert. Beloved husband of Mary (Chismar) Liebert.  Loving father of Chad (Stacie) Liebert, Jason Liebert, Angela (Dan) Limbacher, Tim Sweeney, and Erin (Ashley) Merida.  Dear grandfather of Brandon, Soloman, Jewel, Grace, Ethan, and Carter. Jack enjoyed golfing, his motorcycle, the outdoors, and time spent with his family.

 
Read More


Mary Jean (Olesky) Strawins

December 01, 2020 |

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

Mary Jean (Olesky) Strawins, 78, of East McKeesport, died Thursday November 26, 2020. She was born March 30, 1942 in Pittsburgh, the daughter of the late John and Adele (Charley) Olesky and was also preceded in death by her husband Thomas L Strawins Jr. Mary Jean graduated from Pittsburgh Hospital School of Nursing and received a master’s degree from Penn State University. She was a retired Registered Nurse having worked as a private duty, medical practice, and hospital nurse. She was a member of Mary Mother of God Parish, St Robert Bellarmine Church and the Confraternity of Christian Mothers.

 
Read More


Theresa “Teri” M. (Curry) Packosky

December 01, 2020 |

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

Theresa “Teri” M. (Curry) Packosky, 66, of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday, November 26, 2020. She was born June 3, 1954 in Jacksonville, FL, a daughter of the late Thomas and Ursula Ann (Keller) Curry and was also preceded in death by her husband Stephen “Chip” J. Packosky and her brother Thomas Curry. Teri enjoyed reading, visiting the beach in Florida, and was an animal lover. She is survived by her children Sarah Packosky of Erie, Laura Packosky of Latrobe, and Stephen Packosky of McKeesport; her sisters Kathleen (Don) Hackworth of Monroeville and Maureen Cameron of CA; sister in-law Karen Curry; mother in-law Margaret Ivkovich; and many nieces and nephews.

 
Read More

Google™ Custom Search

 

Licensed funeral professionals from the 412 and 724 area codes may use this service, free of charge, to post obituaries and death notices from McKeesport, Duquesne, Glassport, White Oak and the surrounding areas. To request a login, please email McKeesportObituaries@gmail.com. Funeral professionals from outside the McKeesport area may email obituaries or call (412) 614-9659.

 






  • Archive

    Oct 2021

    Elizabeth M. Lawrence

    William A. "Chip" Chepanoske

    Marian Chepanoske

    John Chepanoske

    Linda J. Keenan

    William T. Joyce

    Dolores J. "Dolly" Gall

    Sharyn Williams

    Karen (Klassen) Taylor

    Lillian M. (Yanchik) Irha

    Ann (Wilcox) Sant

    Mary A. (Ragan) Adams

    Edna M. (Singleton) Jones

    John E. Hosni

    Katherine Puskaric

    Joanne E. Scapellato

    Thomas N. Hobbs, Jr.

    Linda L. Shaw

    Kathleen Dillon Rendulic

    Gloria Stukus

    Marion Welshhans

    Kevin W. Miller

    Carolyn R. Opalko

    Florence E. "Flo" Husfelt

    Denise A. Zeman

    Jonathan Singer

    Joseph S. Vrabel

    Mary A. Adams

    Bonnie Lee Movic

    Dr. Raymond G. Fasiczka

    Leonard D. Frost

    Renee E. Ilgenfritz

    Dorothy Jane White

    John David Wisniewski Jr.

    Kevin W. Knox

    Melissa Lee (Grefost) Lane

    David Ralph Orr

    Sandra Sue Maitland

    Ronald "Ronnie" Martell

    Tina M. Anderson

    Donald W. Montgomery

    Matthew John Borrelli

    Stella Demeri

    MaryLou Cavanaugh

    Dolores "Dolly" Kopay

    Judy A. Evan

    Richard Lee Miller Jr.

    Mary Jane Murphy

    Carol Ann Sutton

    Dorothy E. Barfield


  • Categories

    Obituary

    Alfieri Funeral Home

    Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory

    Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home

    Deaths Elsewhere

    Elmer L. Herman Funeral Home

    Finney Funeral Homes

    General Information

    Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory

    Hunter Funeral Home

    James F. Kutch Funeral Home - Crematory

    James W. Shirley Funeral Home

    Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory

    Jefferson Memorial Cemetery Funeral Home

    Jennifer S. Jordan Funeral Home

    Joseph F. Ott Funeral Home

    L.M. Frye Funeral Home

    Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home

    Paid Advertising

    Robert A. Waters Funeral Home

    Strifflers Family Funeral Homes

    Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home

    William H Craig Funeral Home

    William S. Skovranko Memorial Home

    William Snyder Funeral Home

    Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

    Wojciechowski Funeral Home


    Published and © by Tube City Community Media Inc., a tax-deductible corporation chartered in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. P.O. Box 94, McKeesport, PA 15134

    You can review our privacy policy here.

    Disclaimer: Information was believed, to the best of our ability, to be accurate at the time when it was published, but is subject to change at any time. No warranty or guarantee is implied and neither Tube City Community Media Inc. nor the licensed funeral director named in any given obituary is responsible for errors, changes, or omissions. Your use of this website implies acceptance of these terms.

    Powered by PivotX. Hosted by Skymagik Internet Services, McMurray, Pa. Union made, labor donated: National Writers' Union, Local 1981, UAW-AFL-CIO. Member Online News Association.

    A service of Tube City Online and McKeesport's Internet radio station, WMCK.FM.