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Robert Bruce Marcus

March 30, 2021 |

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

 

Robert Bruce Marcus, age 73, of Squirrel Hill, died on Monday, March 29, 2021. He was born in Pittsburgh on May 3, 1947 and is the son of the late Morris Bernard and Janet Landay Marcus. He was a well know attorney in Pittsburgh and surrounding areas for many years.

 
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Philomena E. Zackaryasz

March 30, 2021 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Philomena E. Zackaryasz, 91, of Glassport was called home to the Lord on March 28, 2021.  She is the daughter of the late  Samuel and Corrine (Framiglio) Semow and beloved wife of the late Leo "Zack" Zackaryasz.  She is survived by her son Robert Zackaryasz and grandsons Lee and Cory Zackaryasz.  She was preceded in death by her brother Phillip Semow and sister Mary Baker.  Philomena was a member of St. Mark's Parish.  Friends will be received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glasspsort on Thurs. from 10:00 am to 11:00 am.  A service will be held at 11:30 am at the Jefferson Memorial Park Mausoleum

 


David "Webby" Jerome Kline

March 30, 2021 |

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

David "Webby" Jerome Kline, 79, of Boston, passed away Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at home. He was born April 24, 1941 in McKeesport and was the son of the late John Henry and Anna G. (Bigleman) Kline. David was a member of the Boston United Methodist Church, the Croatian Club in Versailles, the G.C. Murphy Veteran's Club, and the Norwin Senior Softball League. He was also a member of the former Boston Fire Co. Webby was retired from the former G.C. Murphy Co. Warehouse after 30 + years of service. He had most recently worked for Twin Rivers Recycling.

 
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Olive Jean Mauger

March 30, 2021 |

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

Olive Jean Mauger, 93, of White Oak, passed away Sunday, March 28, 2021. She was born October 18, 1927 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late James L. Stenson and Ada (Bartles) Stenson Adams. She was the wife of the late Robert E. Mauger who passed away May 19, 1994.

 
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Cecelia "Cece" Page

March 29, 2021 |

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

Cecelia "Cece" L. Page, age 79 of North Huntingdon passed away March 28, 2021. She was born September 22, 1941 in Meyersdale, Pa.,  daughter of the late Lynn L. "Jack" and Clara Murray Shultz. Cecelia was a member of St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon.

Prior to her retirement she was employed as a secretary for the Norwin High School Guidance Department with over 20 years of service. She loved working with the students and cherished her time with the guidance crew. Cece enjoyed attending her grandchildren's sporting, orchestra and Norwin Band events. She was a member of the card club of Roberta Drive, and was an avid Pirates and Steelers fan.

 
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Hector Pena Murrieta

March 29, 2021 |

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

Hector Pena Murrieta, age 42, of Pittsburgh, died on Saturday, March 27, 2021. He was born in Tlapacoyan, Veracruz on January 5, 1979 and is the son of Angela Murrieta Henandez of Tlapacoyan, Veracruz and the late Francisco Pena Ramos. Hector was a construction worker for many years in the Pittsburgh area.

 
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Arron Christopher Koerbel

March 29, 2021 |

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

Arron Christopher Koerbel, 32, of Charleroi, passed away Sunday, March 28, 2021 at home. He was born October 13, 1988 in Pittsburgh and was the son of William R. McNamara of Munhall. Arron was the proprietor of his own Tattoo business. He was a great artist and could draw anything. He had a big heart and enjoyed cooking gourmet food. In addition to his father, he is survived by his grandmother, children, siblings,  nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends and his beloved dog. Friends are welcome Thursday, April 1, 2021 from 2-4 and 6-7 pm at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc.,6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, director. Service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Thursday at 7 pm. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 


G. Scott McIntosh

March 29, 2021 |

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

G. Scott McIntosh, 73, of Jeannette, passed away Sunday, March 28, 2021 at UPMC St. Margaret Hospital. He was born February 6, 1948 in Brownsville, Pa., a son of the late Gilbert and Doreen (Sams) McIntosh. Prior to his retirement, Scott was a self-employed mechanic and enjoyed hunting, fishing and shooting skeet and clay pigeons. He loved spending time with his family and enjoyed their trips to Florida. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Beth (Borgo) McIntosh. He is survived by his son, Scott McIntosh; daughter, Cristle Lobaugh and her husband, Gary; sister, Bonnie (Charles) Davenport; and grandson, Jack. Friends will be received on Tuesday from 2-8 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA. A funeral service will take place on Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment to follow in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Elizabeth “Betty” Robbins

March 29, 2021 |

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

Elizabeth “Betty” Robbins 92, of White Oak, formerly of Lawrenceville, passed away on Sunday March 28, 2021.  Betty was born October 19, 1928 in Pittsburgh and was the daughter of the late Stefan and Stella (Damaski) Kozlowski. She was the wife of her beloved husband, the late William "Billy" Robbins. Betty was a remarkable woman.  She worked for 26 years at the City of Pittsburgh Office of Personnel and after retiring from that position moved on to work for 8 years at the Federal Jury office becoming the Jury Supervisor, she got her driver’s license at the age of 40 and also obtained her GED at age 40...”just because”.

 
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Lois V Churchman Mann Phippen

March 29, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Lois V. Churchman Mann Phippen, 93, died Sunday, March 21, 2021, in The Villages, Fla., where she was living with her youngest daughter, Jodean.

Lois was born in McKeesport, PA, on October 14,1927, the daughter of Harvey M Churchman and Bessie Hannah Dom Churchman. 

Lois was deeply committed to her large and loving family. She was a woman of great faith in Jesus Christ. Praise, worship and church were very important to her and her family who often spent time together singing and talking about their faith. She was a joy to all who were part of her life, often offering to pray for or with anyone in need.

 
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Lois Whitney Servov Clark

March 29, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Lois Whitney Servov Clark, 86, of Ocean Springs, Miss., passed away on Thursday, March 25, 2021.

She was born on June 29, 1934 in McKeesport, PA to Bill and Dorothy Whitney. She attended St. Peter’s High School in McKeesport, PA. Lois’ life work was most notably taking care of her children and grandchildren, but the family enjoyed listening to her stories about her employment for the city of McKeesport, PA and her time at Glass Motors in Gulfport, MS. She dearly loved spending time with her family, spending time outdoors, and endlessly watching Shirley Temple movies.

She is survived by her daughter, Daryle Servov; grandchildren, Kara and Brady Davis, Jenna and Jason Carroll, Jarred and Haley Seymour, Kelsey and Matthew Brown; great-grandchildren, Whitney and Amelia Davis, Jaycee and Jules Carroll, Casen, Camille, Violet, and Jameson Seymour, and McCully and Eleanor Brown; and sister, Dorothy Mae Holtzman.

 
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Patti G. Churley

March 28, 2021 |

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

Patti G. Churley, age 77 of North Huntingdon died March 27, 2021 at Westmoreland Manor. She was born August 14, 1943 in Braddock, a daughter of the late Walter and Grace Haines Patterson. Patti was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church. She enjoyed camping at Virginia's Beach Camp Ground in Erie, reading, lottery tickets and bingo. She is survived by her beloved husband, Charles, three daughters, Vickie Dinkel (Kevin), Chris Aiello (Scott), Kara Cella (Paul Jr.), one brother, Tom Patterson (Bernie), one sister, Sharon DeVito, 5 grandchildren, Brittany, Kevin Jr.(Elizabeth), Anthony (Kayla), Krystal (Niko), Paul III (Elizabeth) and one great grandchild Memphis Bozich. A private  memorial mass will be held at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church. Memorial contributions may be made to All But Furgotten, 70 Carpenter Lane, North Huntingdon, Pa 15642. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Gary W. Rae

March 27, 2021 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Gary W. Rae, 66, of Port Vue, died March 27, 2021.  He is the son of the late William and Edith (Clark) Rae and beloved husband of Barbara (McKnight) Rae.  Gary is survived by his daughter Kylee Rae; son Vincent Rae; step son Derek (Dayna) Roskovski; step daughters Crystal (Brian) Gregor and Samantha (Chris) Moxley; grandchildren Joshua Faulkner and Alexa Lasher; step grandchildren Andrew, Bella, Sean, Brian, Aiden, Logan, Gavin, Megan, Mason and Caden; daughter-in-law Deneen Sobota; sister Jean Puglin; also many “favorite” nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his brother Darrell Rae.  Gary enjoyed football, baseball, country music, playing cards and hanging out in the backyard with his family and friends.  He especially enjoyed his yearly trip to Idlewild Park, where he took the entire family.  Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport on Thurs. from 2-4 and 6 to 7:30, at which time a funeral service will be held.

 


Harold E. "Bud" Yarris, Jr.

March 26, 2021 |

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

Harold E. "Bud" Yarris, Jr., age 74, of Floreffe and formerly of Uniontown passed away on Thursday, March 25, 2021 at Jefferson Hospital. He was a Tool and Die Maker for Fisher Body in West Mifflin. He was a Navy veteran serving during Vietnam War and a member of the American Legion Post 8 in Everett, PA.  Born December 1, 1946 in Uniontown, PA, he was a son of the late Harold E. Yarris, Sr. and Doris (Murray) Yarris. He is survived by his daughters Valarie Becker of Pleasant Hills and Susan Reid of Tampa Bay, FL; grandchildren Sheri, Brandi, Sydney, Seth, Matthew, Tim and Julianna; great grandchildren Shania, Nijia, Nakiya, Chrisanna, and Kyran; and great great granddaughter, Raelyn; sisters Judy (Dave) Sible of Gaithersburg, MD, Raedel (Dave) Ringer of Concord, NC,  Jane (Scott) Gillespie of Coplay, PA and brother, James  (Kathy) Yarris of Cranberry, PA. In addition to his wife Constance “Connie” (Simmen) Yarris who passed away in August, 2020 and parents he was preceded in death by granddaughter, Jessica and Son, John Yarris. 

 
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Frank Hassko

March 26, 2021 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

Frank Hassko, 83, died Friday, March 26, 2021, at home.  Of McKeesport, he was born April 19, 1937 in Budapest, Hungary, son of the late Rose Hassko.  He was the owner of Residential Roofing Company, and is survived by his daughter, Candace Hassko of White Oak and his son, Frank Hassko of Cancun, Mexico.  A private graveside service and interment will be held Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at McKeesport & Versailles Cemetery.  Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 is in charge of arrangements.

 


Marcus “Marc” Glenn Stauffer Jr.

March 26, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Marcus “Marc” Glenn Stauffer Jr., 72, passed away on Friday, March 19, 2021 at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC. Marc grew up in White Oak, PA and lived in a few places before settling in Arlington, Virginia where he spent the majority of his years.

Marc graduated from McKeesport Senior High School in McKeesport, Pennsylvania and his continued education included a bachelor’s degree from Bethany College, in Bethany, West Virginia, as well as a Master of Divinity from Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School in Rochester, New York, and Doctor of Theology from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Marc was an avid reader, lover of genealogy, wildlife, conservation, LGBTQ+ rights, political science, and he loved his morning conversations with family and friends. Marc also loved animals, as he and his husband had numerous cats and dogs throughout their lives. Marc found joy in cuddling with pets, as they brought him comfort and companionship after the passing of his husband, Steve.

 
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Linda L. Heath

March 26, 2021 |

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

Linda L. (Crookham) Heath, age 73, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at Jefferson Hospital. She retired as a self-employed aesthetician. She was a former manager at Gale Trucking in Elizabeth, a former coach at Dish Network in McKeesport, and a former member of Blaine Hill Fire Hall. Born August 26, 1947 in Clairton, she was a daughter of the late Russell and Annie (Halt) Crookham. She is survived by her husband of 26 years, Garner G.  Heath; sons, Harry "Butch" Serena of Elizabeth Twp., Earl (Lynn) Rothey of Madison and Brian Rothey of Charleston, SC; stepdaughters, Garnet (Tom) Sevcik of Elizabeth Twp. and  Patty (Chris) Kraemer of Moon Twp.; granddaughter, Samantha (John) Walker of Port Vue; sisters, Mary Ann (Bert) Morey of Texas and Faith Murphy of Elizabeth Twp.; stepbrother, Albert DiVirgilio of Elizabeth Twp.; stepsister, Denise Pellegrino of Clairton; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by granddaughter, Alyssa Rothey. No visitation or services are planned. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, SW Region, 320 Bilmar Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Dolores M. Campbell

March 26, 2021 |

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

Dolores M. Campbell, age 90, formerly of Buena Vista, passed away on Thursday, March 25, 2021 at Southwestern Nursing Care Center in West Mifflin. Born September 20, 1930, in Glassport, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Willis (Whiteman) Allen. She was a member of the Bell Chapel United Methodist Church until its closing, the Buena Vista Civic Club, and Ladies Auxiliary.

 
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Karen M. Paterra

March 26, 2021 |

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

Karen M. (Tom Katona) Paterra, 71, lifelong resident of Versailles Borough, passed away on Saturday, March 28, 2020 in White Oak. Karen was born in McKeesport on April 14, 1948, daughter of the late Joseph and Agnes (Smith) Paterra of Versailles Borough. She was preceded in death by her sister, Paula Paterra who died in 1972. She was a member of Mary, Mother of God Church - St. Patrick Worship Site, The Palenese League of America, and served as a past officer of the Palenese Women's Auxiliary She was retired from the County of Allegheny where she worked for over 24 years as an administrative secretary. Karen was a jack-of-all-trades. and would attempt any home repair job that she physically could. She was a women of great faith and her family was the center of her world. She was a 1966 graduate of McKeesport High School. From 1969 to 1971 she traveled to Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Italy and France. For her, the highlight of these travels was when she was so close to Pope Paul VI, she could almost reach out and touch him.

 
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Richard William Levis

March 26, 2021 |

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

Richard William Levis, 78, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Thursday, March 25, 2021 at home surrounded by his family. He was born January 17, 1943 in Alverda and was the son of the late Levo and Angelina (Veltre) Levis. He was a member of St. Joachim and Ann Catholic Church (St. Michael Church), Elizabeth Township and was a New Car Sales Manager at Benson Lincoln for over 25 years. Richard was an avid hunter and fisherman and was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather.

 
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Sarah Jean "Sally" Haberman

March 25, 2021 |

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

Sarah Jean "Sally" Haberman, 96, of Greenock Heights, passed away Thursday, March 25, 2021. She was born July 23, 1924 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late George E. and Eva (Knight) Smith. She was the wife of the late John H. Haberman who passed away November 25, 2007. Sally was a member of Central Presbyterian Church where she was a Deacon, Elder, Choir member and past president of the Women's Association. She was also a member and past president of the McKeesport Symphony Ladies Auxiliary. She was previously a member of the former First United Presbyterian Church of Boston.

 
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Ezra James Tyree Thomas

March 25, 2021 |

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

Ezra James Tyree Thomas, born March 19, 2021 left this precious world on March 19, 2021.

 
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Pamela S. Van Ryn

March 25, 2021 |

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

Pamela S. Van Ryn, 63, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at UPMC McKeesport Hospital.  She was born May 13, 1957 in Homestead, daughter of the late Robert and Gerri (McClintock) Thomas.  Pam was a graduate of Norwin Sr. High School Class of 75 and a member of Norwin Christian Church.  She was the best mom and grandma and loved spending time with her grandchildren.  She enjoyed gardening and loved sunflowers.  She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Robert Van Ryn; daughters, Hanna Burke and her husband, Pat, Marissa Donahoe and her husband, Tom; brothers, Robert D. Thomas Jr. and William Thomas; grandchildren, Logan, Landon, Josephine, Porter and Wyatt.  Friends will be received on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  Additional viewings will be held on Wednesday from 10 - 11 a.m. at the Norwin Christian Church.  A funeral service will follow at 11 a.m.  Interment in Irwin Union Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Norwin Christian Church.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Ronald W. McKee

March 25, 2021 |

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

Ronald W. McKee, age 75, of Duquesne, passed away on March 22, 2021, in Brooksville, Florida. Born in McKeesport on January 15, 1946, he was the son of the late William J. and Alverna (Stein) McKee. Ron was the owner of McKee Asphalt Paving Co. in Duquesne for 50 years and enjoyed going to the casino and making sure his vehicles were impeccable. He was the husband of the late Geraldine (Huwalt) McKee; father of Debra (Ron) Kurta of Duquesne, Michelle (John) O’Donnell of North Versailles, Ronald “Butch” (Stephanie) McKee Jr. of West Mifflin, Michelle (Steve) Guffey of North Huntingdon, Cynthia (late Patrick “Mick”) Mains of White Oak; brother of Robert (Gina) McKee of White Oak, Noreen (Bill) Dirling of McKeesport, and late Jean (husband Tom survives) O’Neil; companion of Denise Garvey of Canonsburg; and also survived by Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren, Nieces and Nephews. Visitation will be held on Saturday, March 27, 2021, from 2-7 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 15110, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER-SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER-FUNERAL DIRECTOR, where Funeral Services will be held at 7 p.m., with the Rev. Dr. Rudy Mayak of the Park Baptist Church, McKeesport, officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

 


Donald “Durf” T. Richards

March 24, 2021 |

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

Donald “Durf” T. Richards, 65, of White Oak, passed away in the comfort of his family on Thursday, March 18, 2021.

 
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Richard Anthony Pomponio

March 24, 2021 |

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

Richard Anthony Pomponio,  88, of McKeesport, passed away Wednesday, March 24, 2021. He was born October 16, 1932 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Ovidio and Catherine Pomponio. Richard was a member of Christy Park United Methodist Church and was a US Navy Veteran serving during the Korean War. He was a former City Controller and Tax Collector for the City of McKeesport and had retired from US Steel. Richard was manager of McKeesport 50 + Softball Team and was instrumental in the Mon Valley Unemployed Committee that was formed in the 1980s.

 
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Mary M. DiAngelo

March 24, 2021 |

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

Mary M. DiAngelo, age 90, of Clairton, passed away on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at Concordia of Monroeville. Born October 19, 1930 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary (McGinty) McAraw. She worked as a secretary for Firth-Sterling Steel Co. in McKeesport, PA for many years, was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish in Clairton, and a former member of St. Paulinus Church in Clairton, where she served as a secretary. She loved going to the Twinsburg Festival in Ohio with her twin sister Ella and her greatest comfort was walking through the Holy Doors of the Vatican in Rome. 

 
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Jeneanne E. Badstibner

March 24, 2021 |

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

Jeneanne E. Badstibner, 74, of Irwin passed away Thursday, March 4, 2021 at her home.  She was born July 16, 1946 in California, a daughter of the late William and Anna (Rupert) McDonald.  Jeneanne was a graduate of McKeesport High School and enjoyed gardening and being outdoors.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John H. Badstibner.  She is survived by her daughter, Christine Badstibner; grandchildren, Stephanie, Lashayia, Eryka, Joshua, Erick, Nathan, Lyndzey, Tyrell, Tyrese, Kiara, Emoney; great-grandchildren, Chase, Sincere, Amorie, Aziah, Rydon, Shyne, Si'Niyah, Stormie, Sy'Air, Nashawn; brothers, Paul McDonald, Billy McDonald; sisters, Eileen Brown, Kathy Roethlein, Lorraine Popovich and Virginia Schaffer.  There will be no visitation.  A memorial service will be held on Saturday March 27 at 2 PM at The Norwin Alliance Church, 10585 Farview Drive, North Huntingdon.  Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Geraldine E. Lenhart

March 24, 2021 |

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

Geraldine E. (Nicklow) Lenhart, age 90, of Dunlevy, passed away on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at home. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ in Monongahela where she was ordained as a deaconist in 1967. She attended Dunbar Twp. High School. Born February 19, 1931 in Bitner, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Edith P. (Stull) Nicklow and wife of the late Lawrence C.  Lenhart. She was a loving mother to Deborah L. (the late Ronald) Albeck of Boston and the late Robert L. Lenhart; grandson, Timothy Lenhart of Altoona; brother, Robert D. (Pamela) Nicklow Sr. of Forward Twp.; her puppy Molly; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, husband and son, she was preceded in death by brothers, Raymond, Harry, Donald and Melvin Nicklow. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Friday, March 26, 2021 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. In order to comply with Covid-19 restrictions, guests are required to wear masks and follow CDC social distancing guidelines. You may be asked to limit your visiting time so that all guests will have an opportunity to pay their respects. The family would like to express their understanding to those who are unable to attend due to the Covid-19 pandemic. A funeral service will take place on Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 10 AM in the funeral home chapel with Evangelist Robert D. Nicklow Jr. and Elder Joshua Nicklow officiating. Burial will follow in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills. Memorial contributions may be made to the Native American Missionary Fund of the Church of Jesus Christ, 525 6th Street, Monongahela, PA 15063. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Barbara Ann Perkoski

March 24, 2021 |

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

Barbara Ann Perkoski, age 78, of Liberty Boro, passed away peacefully in her sleep at home on Tuesday, March 23, 2021. Born March 6, 1943 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Michael Farmer and the late Agnes Principal. She was a member of St. Eugene Church in Liberty Boro and would work as a secretary for the family business. She loved spending time on the family farm (Perkoski’s Farm) and will remember as a loving mother, grandmother, and as the glue that held the family together.

 
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Margaret Shegan

March 24, 2021 |

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

Margaret (Knight) Shegan (née Chuhanich), 94, of McKeesport, passed peacefully at home among family on Tuesday, March 23, 2021. She was born February 18, 1927 in Hollidays Cove, West Virginia. She was the wife of the late David J. Shegan, who passed away April 18, 1979. “Margie” graduated from McKeesport High School in 1945. As a young woman she worked as a camera girl at the Vogue Terrace in North Versailles and subsequently in the mail room at the Irvin Works before starting a family with her husband. Margie was a member of St. Sava Orthodox Church in McKeesport, where she was a former member of The Young at Heart's group. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, and gardening. She loved traveling, beach vacations and annual family reunion weekends.

 
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Arlene M. Slate

March 24, 2021 |

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

Arlene M. (Bertie) Perhach Slate, age 84, of Forward Twp., passed away on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at home. She retired as a driver for the National Steelworkers Oldtimers Foundation in McKeesport. She was a member of The Church in Sutersville and was a former clerk at Thompson's Convenience Store. Born December 20, 1936 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Ralph and Rose (Plaster) Bertie. She is survived by sons, Steve (Edna) Perhach of Elizabeth, Ron (Tammy) Perhach of Forward Twp., Mike Slate of Forward Twp. and Edward (Glori) Slate of Monroeville; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; also, nieces and nephews.

 
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Joan Harris Walker

March 24, 2021 |

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

Joan H. Walker, 88, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at her home.  She was born January 15, 1933 in McKeesport, a daughter of Raymond W. and Agnes (Wakefield) Harris.  Joan was employed by Norwin Veterinary Hospital and G. C. Murphy Co. Home Office in McKeesport.  She was a member of the New Hope Presbyterian Church, previously Christ United Presbyterian Church, were she was an Elder, Deacon Sunday school teacher and secretary.  She was past president of the Markvue Manor Woman's Club, past president of Friends of the Norwin Public Library Board of Directors, member of the Women of the Moose Irwin Chapter #171, North Huntingdon Civilian Police Academy and AARP #3221 North Huntingdon.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Paul Walker.  She is survived by her daughter, Kathleen Stypula and her husband, Steven; sons, Stuart Walker and his wife, Laurel, Timothy Walker and his wife, Alice; grandsons, Bradley (Katie) and Brian Walker, Harrison Stypula, Adam and Benjamin Walker.

 
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Margaret (Peggy) Patton

March 24, 2021 |

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

Margaret (Peggy) Patton, age 93, of Glassport, died March 22, 2021, at Artis Senior Living of South Hills.  Born June 27, 1927, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late James and Florence (Battles) McRae and the wife of Pastor Walter E. Patton, Jr. Margaret was a homemaker.  A United Methodist by faith, she worshipped with her husband and supported his ministry in the many communities he served.  Most recently, she attended West Side United Methodist Church.

 
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Robert John Gersch

March 23, 2021 |

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

Robert John Gersch, age 69, of Clairton, passed away on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at his home. Born August 4, 1951 in Philadelphia, he was a son of the late Edward Francis and Clara Lena (Buccello) Gersch. He was a graduate of the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science and had a Masters from the University of Pittsburgh in Microbiology. He worked as a Loan Officer at PNC Bank in Pittsburgh, a Travel Agent for American Express, was a former Democratic Committee Planner, a Partner in Sera-Tech Biologicals in Oakland, and was a licensed funeral director in the Pittsburgh area. Robert was a member of the Sixth Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Mediation Society, and took part in the Presbyterian Peace Keeping Mission.

 
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Elaine Dunlap Gruber

March 23, 2021 |

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

Elaine Dunlap Gruber, 79, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, March 22, 2021 at her home.  She was born November 17, 1941 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Dominic and Consetta (Micale) Zugaro.  Prior to her retirement, Elaine was a waitress for Kings Family Restaurant, N. Versailles and enjoyed playing Bingo, visiting casinos and making crafts.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Jack S. Dunlap, second husband, Daniel C. Gruber; great-grandson, Timothy Gordon; brothers, Ernie and Larry Zugaro; sisters, Anna Marie Gerison and Elizabeth Deak.  She is survived by her son, Jack Dunlap and his wife, Colleen; daughters, Gina Dunlap, Lisa Sinclair and her husband, William, Rhonda Beaufort and her husband, Gary; brother, Angelo Zugaro; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

 
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Stacey (Kutz) Orsulak

March 23, 2021 |

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

Stacey (Kutz) Orsulak, 52, of East McKeesport died Thursday, March 18, 2021, Stacey age 52 of East McKeesport passed away. Beloved daughter of Edward and Berniece (Cook) Kutz. Loving wife of Edmund Orsulak. Dear sister of Stephen (Angela) Kutz, Sandy ( George) Madden, Sara (Bill) Wesley, and the late Sherri Grubbs.

Sister-in-law of Karen (John) Krisantz, Robert (Debora) Orsulak, Larry (Kathleen) Orsulak, Louann (Bob Hall) Hovan, and Ronald (the late Tracey) Orsulak. Aunt of Georgie Madden, Rachel Madden, Katie Kutz, Rylee Madden, Lindsey Kutz, Johnny Kutz, Blaine Wesley, and the late Ashlee Grubbs. Also survived by great-nephew Jayden Medina. Stacey worked at the Kuhn’s in Turtle Creek for over 20 years. She loved animals, spending time with her family, especially her nieces and nephews and was an avid Steeler and Penguin fan.

 
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Eleanor Alfreda McGuirk

March 23, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

Eleanor Alfreda McGuirk, 85, died peacefully on March 21, 2021. Daughter of the late John  and Alma (Christenson) McGuirk. Loving sister of  the Late Mary Lou, Delores (Forrest), and late twin sister Eugenia "Dee" (Joseph) Jurich.   Also late brothers John(Rose) , James (Barbara), Bernard (late Jessie), Frederick (Virginia), Raymond (Josephine), and Eugene. She also was the loving aunt of numerous nieces, and nephews.

Eleanor was an artist and musician whose talents came naturally. She even had an art show while at Manor Care  nursing home.  She also liked learning to ballroom dance, enjoyed cake decorating, and the care of her plants, also she loved her dear cats, and dogs!

 
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Helen (Glazar) Karczewski

March 23, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

Helen (Glazar) Karczewski, 96, died Monday, March 22, 2021 at the age of 96 with her daughters by her side. Helen was the devoted wife of the late Edward Karczewski. Loving mother of Diane (the late Ralph) Falvo, Susan (Wayne Jones) Karczewski, Mary Jo (Mark) Jacko and the late Karen (the late Jim) Liebmann. She was the adoring grandmother of 10 and great-grandmother of 10. She is also survived by her brother, Ted Glazar, numerous nieces and nephews and friends. Helen loved to cook, bake bread and make pierogis.

She was a Girl Scout leader for many years. She volunteered at St. Jude Church and was a member of the St. Jude Rosary Society. She enjoyed puzzles and gardening.

 
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Louis "Bud" F. Holtzman Jr.

March 22, 2021 |

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

Louis "Bud" F. Holtzman Jr., age 83, of McKeesport, died March 21, 2021, at home. Born February 13, 1938, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Louis F. Holtzman Sr. and Mary (Ormond) Holtzman.

 
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Lanny Anderson Pancoast

March 22, 2021 |

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

Lanny Anderson Pancoast, age 69, of Elizabeth Twp. and formerly of Norfolk, VA, passed away on Saturday, March 20, 2021 in UPMC East Hospital, Monroeville.  Born March 9, 1952 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late William Van Pancoast and Irene (Corry) Pancoast.  A US Navy Veteran of the Vietnam Era and a retired service technician for Kolbe Windows and Doors, Lanny was also preceded in death by his sister Beverly Jo Davis, who passed away April 6, 2011.  He is survived by his nephew Sean (Heidi) Davis of Elizabeth Twp., his great-niece Adysson Davis, and his great-nephew Aidan Davis. 

 
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Chester Charneicki Jr.

March 22, 2021 |

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

Chester Charneicki Jr., age 78, of Forward Twp., passed away on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at home. He was a retired electrician for U.S. Steel Clairton Works. Born February 26, 1943 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Chester Charneicki Sr. and the late Ann (Ulich) Charneicki and husband of the late Michele J. Charneicki. He is survived by son, Maurice A. Charneicki of Green Cove Springs, FL; grandchildren, Amber (Ryan) Richotte, Candice Charneicki and Rena Charneicki; great-grandchildren, Mariah, Noah, Jasiah, Micah, Jonah and Ariella; also, nieces, nephews and cousins.

 
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Eleanor Ruth Pletcher St. Clair

March 22, 2021 |

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

Eleanor Ruth Pletcher St. Clair, 82, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, March 22, 2021 at her home.  She was born February 1, 1939 in Cowansburg, a daughter of the late William and Luella (Lenhart) Landsperger.  Prior to her retirement, Eleanor was a registered nurse. 

She was a graduate of the Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1959, an Elder and parish nurse at New Hope Presbyterian Church, manager of the I.V. Team Jefferson and McKeesport Hospitals, and president and past president of L.I.T.E - League of Intravenous Therapy Education. 

She enjoyed traveling, especially to Disney World and liked to bake and cook.

 
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Sandy M. "Cakes" Minetti

March 22, 2021 |

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

Sandy M. "Cakes" Minetti, 74, of McKeesport, passed away Sunday, March 21, 2021. She was born October 14, 1946 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Guy Anthony and Anne (Hazy) Peluso. Sandy was a member of St. Joachim & Anne Parish (St. Michael). Sandy graduated from McKeesport Vocational High School in 1964, and shortly after opened up her own hair salon.

 
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Evelyn H. Shively

March 22, 2021 |

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

Evelyn H. Shively, 84, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, March 22, 2021 at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital.  She was born June 20, 1936 in Irwin, a daughter of the late Joseph and Charlotte (Bevan) Holderbaum.  Prior to her retirement, Evelyn was a clerical worker for Astro and Gemini Trucking companies and a member of Norwin Church of the Nazarene.  She enjoyed reading, crocheting, baking and singing.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Gerald.  She is survived by her husband, Dale Shively; sons, Daniel Shively and his wife, Teresa, Timothy Shively and his wife, Beth; daughter, Carrie Leverenz and her husband, Andrew; grandchildren, Jay Leverenz, Karl (Morgan) Leverenz, Lindsey Shively, Laura Shively, Emily Shively, Jessica Shively and Kyle Shively and sister, Sandra Gillaspie.

 
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John Walter “Doc” Colflesh

March 22, 2021 |

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

A life-long resident of the McKeesport/White Oak area, John Walter Colflesh was born on August 21, 1930 in McKeesport, PA to Walter Clifford and Ruth Davis Colflesh. He died on February 21, 2021 while wintering in Myrtle Beach, SC.

 
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Patricia Diaz-Pasqualle

March 22, 2021 |

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

Patricia Diaz-Pasqualle, age 74, of Clairton died on March 20, 2021. She was born in Pittsburgh on November 19, 1946 and is the daughter of the late Dorothy Trainer Diaz. She retired as a home health aide and a member of the Bible Baptist Church in Clairton.

 
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Samuel V. Milice

March 22, 2021 |

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

Samuel V. Milice, age 88 of Liberty Borough, passed away peacefully in his sleep and surrounded by his family on Sunday, March 21, 2021 in UPMC McKeesport. 

Born September 30, 1932 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Anthony and Mary (Campo) Milice and husband of 67 years of the love of his life, the late Norma Jean (Miller) Milice, who passed away May 23, 2020.  A US Army Veteran of the Korean War, Samuel was a member of Sts. Joachim and Anne Parish in Liberty Borough and retired after 30 years as postmaster at the McKeesport Post Office.

In his spare time, Samuel enjoyed duck pin bowling at the lanes in Glassport, rooting on the hometown Pittsburgh sports teams, and was a member of the Lions Club, the Natl. Assoc. of Postmasters, the Nat. Assoc. of Retired Federal Employees, the Liberty Borough Veterans, the Croatian Club #146, the Sons of Italy in Glassport.  Most of all, Samuel loved to spend time with his family.  

He is survived by his children Samuel Anthony (Christine) Milice, Cheryl (David) Dujmic, and Debbie (Greg) Swank; his  grandchildren Nicole (Michael) Hetrick, Shaun (Alecia) Johnston, Samuel (Jennifer) Johnston, Alexi (Brandon) Darr, and Chelsi and Aubri Swank; his great-grandchildren Samantha Hetrick, Micah Hetrick, and Madison Johnston; his sister Nancy Porecco of Colorado Springs, CO; and also nieces and nephews.  Besides his parents and wife, Samuel was preceded in death by his brother Jerry Milici.

 
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Florence Ocilka Sullivan

March 21, 2021 |

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

Florence (Balog) Ocilka Sullivan, age 88, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Saturday, March 20, 2021 at Paramount Senior Living South Hills. She retired as a production line worker for General Motors Fisher Body in West Mifflin.

She was a member of Saints Joachim & Anne Parish, St. Michael Church in Elizabeth Twp. and was active with local senior citizen groups. Born January 1, 1933 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late John and Susan (Lucas) Balog.

She is survived by her husband, Roderick P. Sullivan; sons, George (Cynthia) Ocilka of Boiling Springs, SC, David (Lynn) Ocilka of Chester Springs and John (Angie) Ocilka of Elizabeth Twp.; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Ann Stash of Waynesburg; also, nieces and nephews.

 
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Mary Jean Carroll

March 21, 2021 |

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

Mary Jean Carroll, age 86, of White Oak, died March 20, 2021, at Canterbury Place.  Born January 5, 1935, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Frank Louis  and Helena (Parodi) Sanders and wife of the late Joseph P. Carroll.

 
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Helen L. Krajacic

March 21, 2021 |

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

Helen L. Krajacic, age 95, of Stahlstown, formerly of Liberty Borough, died March 19, 2021, at Life's Promise in Stahlstown. Born February 7, 1926, in McKeesport, and the daughter of the late Andrew and Mary Shaffner. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph M. Krajacic.

She is survived by sons Richard (Tammy Skelley) Krajacic, of Donegal, and Jeffry (Debra) Krajacic, of Hartland, Wisconsin; grandchildren, Rachel (Kevin) Kvasnica and Jeffry A. Krajacic; great-grandchildren, Roman, Beckett, Josephine, Tyler, and one more on the way and several nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by siblings Betty Perich, Rose Supansic, Goldie Nagy, Dolores Wedel, Mary Grommo, and William Schaffer.

 
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Jeffrey Scott Turpyn

March 21, 2021 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Jeffrey Scott Turpyn, 58, of McKeesport, formerly of Monongahela passed away on Saturday, March 20th, 2021 at U.P.M.C. Presbyterian Hospital. He was born in Willingboro N.J. on November 12th, 1962 to the late Maurice R. and Ethel M. Turpyn. Jeffrey was the loving husband of 4 years to Dorothy M. Chamets Turpyn.

He is survived by his wife Dorothy Turpyn of McKeesport, his son Kevin A. Turpyn of Wilmington N.C., daughters Madison E. Turpyn of Finleyville PA, Jordan E. Turpyn of Monongahela PA, sister Michelle Williams of West Newton, brother Greg S. (Veronica) Turpyn of Moorestown N.J., niece Tiffany A. Williams and great-niece Brooklynn Williams-Maszkiewicz. Jeffrey joined the Navy in 1983 and served for four years.

He worked as a home inspector for the Home Team Inspection Service in Bethel Park doing HVAC. He graduated from John K Ossi Vo-tech from Medford, N.J. He enjoyed watching the Steelers, Penguins, and Nascar, working on jeeps, and spending time with his family.

 
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Donald L. Keefer

March 20, 2021 |

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

Donald L. Keefer,  92, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Thursday, March 18, 2021. He was born February 26, 1929 in West Elizabeth and was the son of the late John and Mary (Wiggins) Keefer. He was the husband of the late Ruth N. (Stocker) Keefer who died November 26, 1998.

 
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Damont Lewis Adams

March 20, 2021 |

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

Damont Lewis Adams, 21, of Duquesne was born July 21, 1999 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The beloved son of Lamont Adams, and Tammy Demery Adams departed this life on March 13, 2021. Damont was preceded in death by his paternal Grandmother Natalie Adams, Aunt Tameka Adams, Uncle Donnell Demery, and Uncle Lewis Simmons Jr.

Damont graduated from West Mifflin High School. He worked at Family Dollar in Duquesne as a stock person and cashier. He was a dedicated worker whom loved his job; he was happy to tell everyone about it. You could see him walking to work down Grant just enjoying life.

Damont was a very loving soul he always had a smile and a hug waiting for you. His momma called him Pooh Bear in the NICU as he only weighed 2 pounds. Damont fought to be in this world. Damont loved music and loved to dance. He loved spending time with his brothers, sister, family and his girlfriend. He loved his brother Smoke (dog) they would fight every day. His favorite Teacher was Mrs. Ward from Propel School in McKeesport.

 
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Marvin R. Berk

March 20, 2021 |

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

Marvin R. Berk, 90, of White Oak, died Monday March 15, 2021, at home surrounded by his family. He was born October 11, 1930 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Samuel W. and Lottie Berk. Marvin retired as the third generation owner and operator of Berk’s Menswear, North Huntingdon, a business started by his grandfather in downtown Irwin in 1917 and currently owned and operated by the fourth generation of the Berk family.

He was a longtime member and past president of the Norwin Rotary Club and actively involved in other civic organizations such as the Norwin Area Chamber of Commerce and the Township Association of Businesses. Marvin was instrumental in organizing the Foothills Football Classic, displaying the area’s top high school football talent as a way to give an opportunity for scholarship exposure and promotion of the Norwin area.

He was a graduate of Irwin High School where he was class Valedictorian, received a master’s degree from Penn State University, and served in the Navy during the Korean Conflict.

 
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Robert E. Hodder

March 20, 2021 |

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

Robert E. Hodder, 86, of North Huntingdon, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 18, 2021. He was born on November 24, 1934 in East McKeesport.

Bob was an outstanding, multisport athlete at East McKeesport High School, graduating in 1952. After graduating he became an avid fast-pitch softball player for several teams in McKeesport and Greensburg. His teams competed on a local and national level and even competed in several world fast-pitch tournaments. He played for over 20 years, finally retiring from the game at age 44.

He was a 43-year employee of Westinghouse Electric Corporation, starting in their fledgling computer science program and working his way up into various leadership positions until retiring in 1996. At the time of his retirement he was then the longest-tenured employee of Westinghouse. He was an unabashed Anglophile who while employed by Westinghouse spent time living and working in England. This allowed him to indulge in his favorite sport, English football. He shared a passion with his son and grandson for Liverpool FC and loved to watch their matches together.

He was a long-time member of Christian Life Church in Trafford where he was an elder. He was also a teacher at Christian Life and worked with various youth groups.

In retirement, he enjoyed weekly lunches with his many friends and also loved nothing more than to spend time with his grandchildren. He was always in attendance at his grandkid’s games, school events, recitals, plays, and musicals, regardless of where, when, or how boring.

 
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Vincent J. McKeeta, Jr.

March 19, 2021 |

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

Vincent J. McKeeta, Jr., age 76, of White Oak, died on Saturday, March 13, 2021.  He was born in McKeesport on June 20, 1944 and is the son of the late Vincent J. Sr. and Jane Deloris Florchak McKeeta and is also preceded in death by his brother, James McKeeta. He was a very dedicated member of St. Angela Merci Church, Mary, Mother of God Parish, and a loving and devoted son.

 
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William E. Bradley

March 19, 2021 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

  William E. Bradley, 72, of McKeesport, died March 18, 2021.  He is the son of the late William E. and Jane (O'Donnell) Bradley.  He is the beloved husband of Patsy (Palmer) Bradley.  He is survived by his daughters Beth Ann (Pedro) Toledo, Melissa Houck, Claudia (Tony) Massie, Amanda (Carl) Houston and Billy Jean Bradley; grandchildren Brianna, Jaydyn, Wesley, Liliann, Travis, Carrson and Elijah; brothers Thomas (Rosemary) Bradley and James (Norma) Bradley; sister Jane Hawkins; also nieces and nephews.  Bill was a member of the McKeesport Alliance Church, where he was very active, and served in the US Navy, Vietnam War.  Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport on Sun. from 5 to 7 and Mon. from 10 to 1, at which time a funeral service will be held with Rev. Kevin Truman.  Interment following Richland Cemetery, Dravosburg.  In leiu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Missions for McKeesport Alliance Church.

 


Beverly Mae Towner

March 19, 2021 |

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

Beverly Mae (Bowers) Towner, age 72, formerly of Forward Twp., passed away unexpectedly Thursday, March 18, 2021. Born August 2, 1948 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late John G. and Mae (Smart) Bowers. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Ken Towner and their three children, Bob (Joanne) Towner, Jennifer (Mark) Martin and Daniel (April) Towner; grandchildren, Kayla (Matt) Towner, Cody Towner, Alexa Towner and Mackenzie Martin; brother, Robert (Debbie) Bowers; brother-in-law, Bryan (Nancy) Towner; also, nieces and nephews. She enjoyed family gatherings and spending time with her grandchildren. Bev was loved by many and enjoyed playing cards with her card club of 38 years. She will be clearly missed and forever in our hearts. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Sunday, March 21, 2021 from 2-6 PM. A funeral service will take place on Monday, March 22, 2021 at 10 AM in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Chuck Jack officiating. In order to comply with Covid-19 restrictions, guests are required to wear masks and follow CDC social distancing guidelines. You may be asked to limit your visiting time so that all guests will have an opportunity to pay their respects. The family would like to express their understanding to those who are unable to attend due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Burial will follow in West Newton Cemetery, West Newton. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Frank Kopriver IV

March 18, 2021 |

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

Frank Kopriver IV, age 52, of Duquesne, passed away on March 18, 2021 at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. Born in McKeesport on May 26, 1968, he is the son of Frank Kopriver III of Virginia Beach, VA and Alexis Findrick Smith of Duquesne; husband of Susan Ganzy; father of Amber Kopriver of Duquesne and Justin Kopriver of Duquesne; and brother of Jeff Kopriver of Duquesne. Frank worked in construction and liked to work on cars. Memorial visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 from 3-7 P.M. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 15110, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER, SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER, FUNERAL DIRECTOR, where a Memorial Service will be held at 6:00 P.M. with Rev. John Gropp officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. 

 


Peggy J. Williamson

March 18, 2021 |

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

Peggy J. Williamson, age 91 of Clairton, passed away at home on Wednesday, March 17, 2021.  Born January 15, 1930 in Salem, IN, she was a daughter of the late Verna Clemons Medlock and Laura Kathryn (Clark) Fess.  A retired outpatient clerk at UPMC Shadyside Hospital, Peggy was a member of Pine Run United Methodist Church in Clairton; the Eastern Star Clairton Chapter #316; a Past President of the PASARD - Pittsburgh Area Square and Round Dancers Federation; Past President of the local PTA; and a member of the American Sewing Guild.  She is survived by her husband Harry Gilbert Williamson; her daughters Kathleen (the late Norman) Rinker of Jeffersonville, IN, Karen Williamson of Clairton, and Francell W. (Robert) Helfrich of Atkinson, NH; her grandchildren Alan and Bryan Rinker, Kathryn Gibbs, and Allyson Levesque; her five great-grandchildren; her sisters Nancy C. Dowell of Salem, IN and JoAnn Lemmell of Lanesville, IN; her brother Dale Edwin (Willie) Fess of New Albany, IN; and also nieces and nephews.

 
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Ellen Joan Ballas

March 18, 2021 |

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

 Ellen Joan (Leaghty) Ballas, passed from this life to the next on Wednesday, March 17, 2021.  Ellen was born on August 7, 1936 in Painter Memorial Hospital, McKeesport, as the only child of the late William Thomas and Pearl Marion Goss / Newman Leaghty.

 
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David Lee Kettren

March 18, 2021 |

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

David Lee Kettren, 74, of North Irwin, passed away Wednesday, March 17, 2021.  He was born August 22, 1946 in Greensburg, son of the late Augustine and Margaret J. Kettren.  David was a Staff Sergeant with the US Army Reserves, worked at Westinghouse Electric, and was an honorary member of the NIVFC.  He enjoyed fishing, watching old western movies, and spending time with his family.  Surviving are his wife, of 53 years, Sonnet (Lee) Kettren; children, Pamela (David) DePalma of Ruffs Dale, David A. (Twiggy) Kettren of Penn, and Kimberly (Thomas Werkman) Reed of North Irwin; grandchildren, Brandon (Chelsey) Sansonetti, Madison Foltz, Vanesah Foltz, Sonnet Myers, Anthony DePalma, Caleb, Pamelyn and Jaxon Werkman; brothers, Timothy (Joycelyn) Kettren of Larimer, Mark (Donna) Kettren of North Huntingdon; his special fur baby Bella; and several nieces and nephews.

 
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Bonnie L. Rhodes

March 18, 2021 |

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

Bonnie L. Rhodes, age 71, of Liberty Borough, died March 15, 2021, at home.  She was born July 22, 1949, in McKeesport, and daughter of the late Edward and Matilda (Nemeth) Schuster.  Bonnie enjoyed being outdoors, fishing, bird watching, or taking in the beauty of lilacs.  She is survived by children, Bernard (Christina) Gioia, Jennifer Gioia, and Kevin Rhodes; grandchildren, Tiffany (Christian Maloy) Fine, Ashley Fine, Robert Eversole, Amanda Gioia, and Melina Gioia; great-granddaughter Paisley Maloy; and sister Diane Heldman.  Arrangements were entrusted to Willig Funeral Home & Crematory.  Condolences and memories may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com.  Charles Danforth, Supervisor.

 


Sally A. Marraccini

March 18, 2021 |

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

Sally A. (Bohlander) Marraccini, age 88, formerly of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at ManorCare Health Services - Bethel Park. She retired as a sales associate for JCPenney in Century III Mall in West Mifflin after 25 years of service. As a devoted follower of Jesus, she had the joy of the Lord and was a member of Full Gospel Assembly Church in Monongahela. She often showed her love to others through her delicious cooking and baking. She enjoyed time sitting on her back porch and taking care of the beautiful flowers throughout her yard. She was a blessing to all who knew her. Born July 22, 1932 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Louis and Sarah (Webster) Bohlander. She is survived by her husband of 72 years, Angelo J.  Marraccini; sons, Darrell (Julie) Marraccini of Yerington, NV and Angelo J. Marraccini of Elizabeth; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sister, Darlene Maisano of Florida; brother, John "Sap" Bohlander of Maryland; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by daughter, C. Rene Marraccini Pistell, two sisters and a brother. No visitation is planned. A graveside service will take place on Monday, March 22, 2021 at 10 AM graveside at Round Hill Cemetery in Elizabeth Twp. with Pastor Tom Harding officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Full Gospel Assembly Church, 580 E. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063 or Heartland Hospice, 750 Holiday Drive, Suite 110 Foster Plaza #9, Pittsburgh, PA 15220. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Herman J. Breit

March 18, 2021 |

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

Herman J. Breit, age 83, of North Versailles, died March 15, 2021, at Family Hospice Canterbury Place.  Born January 24, 1938, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late George and Julia (Ganter) Breit.

 
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Minyone Savilla Makar

March 17, 2021 |

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

Minyone Savilla Makar, age 77, of White Oak died on March 16, 2021. She was born in McKeesport on September 25, 1943 and is the daughter of the late Savilla Blank Osborne and the wife of Joseph Makar. Minyone graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with her master’s degree in secondary education.

 
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Cynthia Ann "Cindy" Bentley

March 17, 2021 |

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

Cynthia Ann "Cindy" Bentley, 70, of Lincoln Boro, passed away Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born December 19, 1950 in Duquesne and was the daughter of the late Thomas A. and Martha (Babyak) Haley. Cindy worked as a nurse for 40 years at McKeesport Hospital. She loved to travel and spend time with her family.

 
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Darlene R. Kmetko

March 17, 2021 |

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

Darlene R. Kmetko, 75, was born January 14, 1946 in McKeesport and moved to North Versailles, PA. She was the beloved daughter of Ruth Casey (Buzek) and Raymond Casey Sr. She departed this life at 4:25am Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at Manor Care-Shadyside Pittsburgh, PA. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Salter Sr.; mother, Ruth Casey (Buzek); and brothers Raymond Casey Jr., James Casey and John Casey.  

Darlene attended CCAC and graduated from Connelly Nursing School in Pittsburgh PA. Upon graduating, she worked as an LPN for Riverside Nursing Home.

Darlene enjoyed spending time with her family, praying and worshipping, cooking/baking, reading, listening to music, Bingo, fishing, gardening, watching movies (especially Tyler Perry MADEA), eating out, movies, sports, and comedy.

Darlene was a member of Mulberry Community Full Gospel Church located in Wilkinsburg, PA.

 
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James “Jim” Emery

March 17, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

James (“Jim”) Emery, 91, of Alachua, FL passed away on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at Shands Hospital in Gainesville, FL after a brief illness. He was born September 1929 in Dravosburg, Pa., to the late David and Elizabeth Emery and is survived by his wife of 61 years, Nancy, his sons, James (Chris), and Glenn (Kelly), his grandchildren, James, Michael (Ashley), and Tedi Marie and his great-grandchildren, Iris and Beckett.

He graduated from McKeesport Vocational High School prior to serving in the Army during the Korean War. Upon returning home after his service he became a carpenter at Mesta Machine Company where he worked for more than 29 years. Prior to moving to Alachua, Fla., Jim was a long-time resident of West Mifflin, Pa., where he coached his boys in little league, was their "den mother" in the Cub Scouts and biggest supporter in everything they did.

 
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Evelyn J. Milko

March 16, 2021 |

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

Evelyn J. Milko, age 87, of West Mifflin, passed away on March 16, 2021 at Jefferson Medical Center. Born in McKeesport on December 13, 1933, she was the daughter of the late William and Frances (Papen) DeVore. She was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish-St. Joseph Church and she enjoyed the casino. She was the wife of the late Richard P. Milko; mother of Karen (Kevin) Lutz of West Mifflin; grandmother of Jonathan (Samantha) Lutz; Great Grandma Evelyn to Savannah Lutz and Jameson Lutz; dog mom to Misty, Chase, Gabby, Geno, Bootsie, Cuddles, Gigi and her bird, Noodles; also cousins Ruth and John Brown of White Oak and late cousin, Lee Sutch.

 
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Richard W. Brendza

March 16, 2021 |

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

Richard W. Brendza, age 88, of Clairton and formerly of McKeesport, passed away peacefully in his home comforted by his family on March 16, 2021. Born on January 31, 1933 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late John and Helen (Janocko) Brendza. Richard was a Navy veteran serving during the Korean War, an electrical motor inspector for U. S. Steel Irvin Works in West Mifflin and a member of Triumph of the Holy Cross Parish, Clairton Worship site. After retirement Richard enjoyed spending time on the Monongahela riding his Jet Ski and will always be remembered for his fun loving personality. Richard is survived by his loving daughter Sharon Brendza, his caregiver with whom he resided.

 
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James Stephen Leib

March 16, 2021 |

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

James Stephen Leib, age 79, of Longwood at Oakmont, formerly of White Oak and Seabrook Island, South Carolina, died on Tuesday, March 16, 2021. He was born in McKeesport on August 6, 1941 and is the son of the late Max H. and Rose Freedel Leib.

 
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Michael Goda Jr.

March 16, 2021 |

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

Michael Goda Jr., age 92, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, March 15, 2021. Born July 13, 1928 in Cokeburg, PA, he was the son of the late Michael Goda Sr. and Maria (Kovalchik) Goda.

During the Depression of 1930, Mike, his mother and two siblings left the United States and went back to Slovakia, where the family was from. In 1948, Michael returned to the United States where he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in the 31st Infantry Dixie Division in the Korean War. He worked at U.S. Steel Clairton Works for 31 years.

Mike was an avid singer, not only at home but as a cantor for 25 years at Ascension of Our Lord Byzantine Catholic Church.

If you knew Mike, you knew he loved to work on his farm where he gardened and raised sheep for many years. He also enjoyed going to his grandchildren’s sporting events where everyone knew him as “Pap.” He never met a person he didn’t like and always enjoyed talking to everyone.

 
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Joseph Franklin Jordan

March 15, 2021 |

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

Joseph Franklin Jordan, age 51, of West Mifflin died on March 13, 2021. He was born in McKeesport on October 25, 1969 and is the son of Joseph C. Jordan of White Oak and Wilma Lee Emerick Hatridge of West Mifflin.

 
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Robert A. Santiago

March 15, 2021 |

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

Robert A. Santiago, age 81, of White Oak, passed peacefully March 12, 2021, at UPMC McKeesport Hospital. Born October 3, 1939, in Homestead, PA, he was the son of the late Phillip Santiago and Mary (Villarreal) Santiago-Sawyer. Along with his parents, Bob was preceded in death by three sisters and five brothers.

Bob retired from Mt. Vernon of Elizabeth, where he worked in maintenance and transportation. He also worked as a foreman at US Steel Duquesne Works. Bob enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and spending time with family and friends.

 
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Albert G. Lipchey

March 15, 2021 |

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

Albert G. Lipchey, age 99, of McKeesport, died March 13, 2021, at Kane Community Living Center. Born March 1, 1922, in Monongahela, he was the son of the late Dennis and Mary (Kebles) Lipchey and the husband of the late Muriel (Adkins) Lipchey.

Albert retired from CECO Steel, where he was a welder. He was a US Navy veteran serving during WWII. Albert enjoyed darts, all Pittsburgh sports, and dancing in his early years.

He is survived by his children, Mary Clouse of White Oak, George Lipchey of Glassport, Kathy Riley of White Oak, and Donna Campbell of Glassport; 23 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great-grandchildren; also nieces and nephews.

 
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Sandra Lee "Sandy" Pomycala

March 15, 2021 |

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

Sandra Lee "Sandy" Pomycala, age 81, of Plum Borough, formerly of Port Vue, died March 13, 2021, at AHN Forbes Hospital. Born June 23, 1939, in Dravosburg, she was the daughter of the late Aurelio (Arch) and Rosa (Klink) Buono and the wife of Richard A. Pomycala for 60 years.

She was a member of the Saints Joachim and Anne Parish. Sandy's greatest joys in life were her family's happiness and caring for her home. Sandy enjoyed family gatherings and spending time with her grandchildren.

 
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Florence Pancoast

March 14, 2021 |

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

Florence M. Pancoast, 83, of North Huntingdon, died March 13, 2021 at Riverside Care Center, McKeesport.

She was born Februray 28, 1938 in Munhall, Pa., the daughter of the late Andrew and Susan Mrazik Kachmar.  Florence was a member of St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon.

Prior to her retirement she was employed as a Registered Nurse by both Redstone Highlands, Greensburg and Riverside Care Center. She enjoyed birds, gardening, and Pittsburgh sports teams.

 
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Dolores M. Michalski

March 13, 2021 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Dolores M. Michalski, 88, of New Kensington, formerly of Glassport, died peacefully on March 13, 2021.  She is the daughter of the late Stephen and Nancy (Cologie) Cendroski and beloved wife of the late Joseph Michalski. 

She is survived by her daughters Sharon Michalski, Donna Michalski, Linda (Kevin Shields) Michalski and Darlene Michalski; grandchildren Nicole Horne and Chad Orr; sister Regina "Jeannie" Wickdal; and brothers Joseph (Donna) Cendroski and Gerald "Jerry" (Marcy) Cendroski. 

She was preceded in death by her brother Thomas Cendroski. Anyone who knew Dolores knew she loved her family and baking. Those close to her enjoyed her lady lock cookies. 

Dolores was a member of St. Margaret Mary Church. A memorial mass will be held 10am Wednesday at St. Margaret Mary Church, 3055 Leechburg Rd. Lower Burrell, PA 15068. Inurnment following at Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  Funeral arrangements by Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport.

 


Ruth E. McWilliams

March 13, 2021 |

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

Ruth E. McWilliams, age 90 of Somerset, formerly of North Huntingdon went to be with the Lord on March 12, 2021  She was born January 1, 1931 in Belle Vernon, a daughter of the late Charles and Eva Usher Barr. Ruth was a member St. Paul's United Presbyterian Church in Somerset. She enjoyed adult coloring and gardening.   

She is survived by her son Richard Lynn (Linda), a daughter, Evelyn Frederick (Richard), grandchildren, John, Richard, Nicole, Cazzie, Michael, Heather, Elizabeth, and numerous great grandchildren.

 
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Nicholas Zugai

March 13, 2021 |

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

Nicholas Zugai, age 86, of McKeesport, formerly of Elizabeth Twp., died March 11, 2021, at UPMC McKeesport Hospital. Born August 9, 1934, in East Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late John and Mary (Cvetnic) Zugai and the husband of the late Shirley (Colvin) Zugai for 53 years.

 
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Gabriel R. Hrico

March 12, 2021 |

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

Gabriel R. Hrico, 90, of West Mifflin fell asleep in the Lord peacefully at home on Thursday, March 11, 2021.

Born in McKeesport on September 2, 1930, he was the son of the Late John F. and Margaret (Hromi) Hrico. Mr. Hrico was a foundering and faithful member of S.S. Peter & Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, Duquesne; member and former officer of the Parish Men's Club; a retired educator and beloved teacher in the Duquesne School District with 35 years of service.

A proud veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean conflict. Beloved husband of the Late Virginia (Kuzo) Hrico, he is survived by his loving children Lori Hrico, West Mifflin and David Hrico, Easton PA, and a sister-in-law, Madeline Fecik, Strongsville, Ohio, and God Father to Kristy Ann (Kuzo) and Christopher (Loya). In addition to his parents and loving wife, he was also preceded in Death by his son Michael J. Hrico and 4 Brothers.

 
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Daniel Allen Homa

March 12, 2021 |

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

Daniel "Dan" Allen Homa, 85, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Thursday, March 11, 2021. He was born December 30, 1935 on his grandmother's family homestead in Elizabeth Township and was the son of the late Samuel and Tillie (Hatalovich) Homa.

 
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Anthony "Moe" Capane

March 12, 2021 |

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

Anthony D. "Moe" Capane, 89, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Wednesday, March 10, 2021. He was born June 13, 1931 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Vincenzo "Jim" and Felice (Juliot) Capane. Moe was a member of Central Highlands Community United Methodist Church and was retired from US Steel Clairton Works Carpenter Department.

 
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Suzanne "Suze" Halene Pletz

March 12, 2021 |

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

Suzanne "Suze" Halene Pletz, 64, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Wednesday, March 10, 2021. She was born August 14, 1956 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late John and Elizabeth V. (Pastor) Borza. Suzanne worked many years as a caregiver for Pennsylvania Mentor and was a member of The Owl Club in Buena Vista. She loved the wind therapy when riding their motorcycle with her husband, Al,  swimming in her pool and gardening.

 
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Jack A. Helsel

March 12, 2021 |

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

Jack A. Helsel, age 67, of McKeesport, died March 9, 2021, at UPMC McKeesport Hospital.  Born January 24, 1954, in Braddock, he was the son of the late Jonathan and Philomena (Ross) Helsel and the loving husband of Lynda (Johnson) Helsel for 26 years.  Jack worked as a machine inspector for Motor Coil in Braddock and then as a security officer at Jefferson Hospital.  He enjoyed reading sci-fi books, watching wresting, and Penguin games.

 
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Michael J. Gogoel III

March 12, 2021 |

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

Michael J.Gogoel III, age 60, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away suddenly on Thursday, March 11, 2021 at Heritage Valley Medical Center. He was a certified master plumber for Boyer & Pentek Inc. in McKeesport.

Michael had a deep-rooted bond with his family and extended family, and was especially close with his cousins. He was proud of and embraced his heritage and always enjoyed family gatherings and other types of celebrations. He was an avid Pittsburgh sports fan and was involved with the Owls in Industry and the WMBU in Blythedale.

Born March 21, 1960 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Michael J. Gogoel Jr. and the late Helen B. (Korona) Gogoel. He is survived by his sisters, Katharine (Arthur) Hohn of Ruffsdale, Barbara (Jimmy) Pascotti of Elizabeth Twp., Michele Boyd of Elizabeth Twp., Claire (David) Bench of Austin, TX, and Bernadette Thompson of Cheswick; nieces and nephews, Arthur, Christopher, Kara, Amy, Marshall, David, Natalie, Vinnie and Wayne; 12 great-nieces and nephews; one great-great niece; special friend, Bonnie Maringo; also, cousins and close friends.

 
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Cathy I. Scalfari

March 12, 2021 |

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

Cathy I. Scalfari, age 60, of Port Vue, formerly of McKeesport, died March 10, 2021, at AHN Jefferson Hospital.  Born February 8, 1961, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of Barbara (Lanning) Evans and the late Lee Evans and wife of the late Arnaldo C. Scalfari. Cathy was a proud mother and grandmother, always present at baseball games, memorable moments, and ordinary days just to enjoy their company.  She enjoyed vacations at the beach, playing bingo, and bowling.

 
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Elmer J. Harbert

March 12, 2021 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

 

Elmer Joseph “Pops” Harbert Sr. 58 of McKeesport passed away on Thursday March 11th, 2021 at his home. He was born in McKeesport on October 11th, 1962 to the late William Sr. and Shirley Yeager Harbert. He is survived by his son Elmer J. (Destiny Houser) Harbert Jr. of Glassport, stepdaughter Krista Wampler of McKeesport, grandchildren Aniyah Harbert, Makiah Harbert, Mason Harbert, Christopher Harbert, James Clark, Kamera Clark, brothers William (Anne Marie) Harbert of Lake Murrey S.C. Michael (Claudette) Harbert of McKeesport, Dante Harbert of Irwin, sisters Robin Anderson of Wagner S.C. and Sharon (Chad) Snowdon of Myrtle Beach S.C. Elmer was preceded in death by his sister Bonnie Carter Harbert and grandchild Cameron Houser. Elmer was a graduate of McKeesport High School and worked as a commercially licensed truck driver and served in the Army. He enjoyed visiting parks and most of all enjoyed spending time with his son and grandchildren. Family and friends will be received on Sunday March 14th, 2021 at E.C. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 235 Monongahela Ave, Glassport, PA 15045 from 2pm-4pm and 6pm-8pm. Service will begin at 8pm. Interment will take place at The National Cemetery of the Alleghenies at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the funeral home to defray costs. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


Joyce A. Lake

March 12, 2021 |

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

Joyce A. Lake, 86 and a half, of Irwin, passed away Friday, March 12, 2021 at Redstone Highlands, Greensburg.  She was born September 11, 1934 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Dorothy Walker Tranter.  Joyce was a member of the United Methodist Church of Irwin and the Thursday Morning Ladies Donut League.  She enjoyed bowling, crafting and trap shooting at Herminie #2 Sportsmen’s Club.  In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Martin; brother, Glenn Tranter and his wife, Geri; and niece, Debbie Nickel.  She is survived by her sons, Steve (Donna), and Wayne; daughter, Marcy (David) Miller; grandchildren, Melissa (John) Gill, Michelle (Josh) Curry, Holly (Rob) Ferencuha, Samantha (Shane) Charles, Logan Lake, Jeremy (Alexis) Lake, Alexander (Kim) Lake, Nicole (Will) Perkey, Jay Lake; great-grandchildren, Tyler, Kaylee, Lucas, Liam, Noah, Zane, Eric, Luca, Samuel, Katalina, Savanna, Zachary, and one great-grandbaby on the way; sister-in-law, Alice May Backoefer; nephew, Dan Backoefer; and nieces, Pam Hamilton and Val Dymer.  Friends will be received on Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  A funeral service will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment to follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  The family would like to thank the entire staff of Redstone Highlands for their compassionate care for the last five years.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Redstone Hospice or Norwin Area Meals on Wheels.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Jack Douglass Jorgenson

March 12, 2021 |

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

Jack Douglass "Hank" Jorgenson, age 73, of Springfield, VA, formerly of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Monday, February 22, 2021 at Capital Caring Health Adler Center. He was a retired COO for Janjer Enterprises in Silver Spring, MD and a US Navy veteran. He was a member of the American Legion Post #176 in Springfield, VA and McLean Bible Church in McLean, VA. Some of his most memorable opportunities were his two trips to the Holy Land, his baptism in the Jordan River and his mission trip to Haiti. Born December 10, 1947 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Jack Preston and Anna Vaughn (Douglass) Jorgenson. He was the previous husband of the late Sharon Lynn Gillen Jorgenson. He is survived by his daughters, Kelly Hamric of Ashburn, VA and Linsey Jorgenson of Haymarket, VA who is currently serving in Haiti as Director of Streethearts; granddaughters, Jaclyn Nicole Hamric and Kayla Noelle Hamric; sisters, Janna (Steve) Keyes of West Bloomfield, MI and Deborah Urban of Elizabeth; also, nieces, Devie Rollison and Jessica Keyes; nephews, Kyle Gillen and Steven Keyes; aunts, uncles and cousins. A memorial service will take place on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 2 PM graveside at Round Hill Cemetery. There will be a celebration of life at Droopy’s Blaine Hill BBQ following the service to celebrate both Hank and Shari Jorgenson. Memorial contributions may be made to Streethearts Haiti, helping homeless street kids in Haiti, 15109 Championship Drive, Haymarket, VA 20169. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Gilbert J. Pearsol

March 11, 2021 |

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

Gilbert J. Pearsol, 75, of North Versailles, passed away, Wednesday, March 10, 2021. He was born May 11, 1945 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Frank and Jane (Jenkins) Pearsol, and in addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sister Vera Jane Jones.

Gilbert was a member of Mary Mother of God Parish, formerly St. Robert Bellarmine Church, East McKeesport where he was active as a reader and lay minister. He worked as auto mechanic for over 45 years at various car care centers including Dean Honda, Langston Subaru, Smail Acura, Spitzer Toyota, and most recently he owned and operated Gil’s Collectables, White Oak, specializing in sports memorabilia.

Gilbert volunteered for the East Allegheny Athletic Assoc., where he was a little league coach for the Ann McKay baseball team. He loved spending time with his family, taking trips to Disney World, and greatly enjoyed all of his grandchildren.

 
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William Stanley Hopkins

March 11, 2021 |

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

William Stanley Hopkins, 84, died March 5, 2021. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 13, 2021 at Robert A. Waters Funeral Home, Inc., 2326 Jenny Lind Street, McKeesport, PA 15132.

 


James E. Johnson, Jr.

March 11, 2021 |

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

James E. Johnson, Jr. “Peanuts,” 75, of McKeesport, departed this life peacefully on Sunday, March 7, 2021. He was born July 2, 1945 in Winston Salem, North Carolina. He was the son of the late James E. and Katie L. Johnson. He was also preceded in death by his older brother Charles R. “The Governor” (Cleo) Johnson.

James retired from the United States Navy after 21 years of service. He was a Mortician at the Surburban Funeral Home in South Carolina. James loved music, he was the guitar player of the Elords and the Soul Steppers band.

James is survived by his wife Barbara J. Johnson; sons, Garland Bennett of Silver Spring, Maryland; James E. (Thenica) Johnson, III of Pittsburgh; daughters, Alisa  (Oscar) Johnson of McKeesport, Sabrina (Johnathan) Houston of Verona; siblings, Georgette (Late Willie) Williams, Rev. Terry F. (Carol) Johnson, both of Clairton, Bessie James (Sam) Johnson of Newport News, Virginia, Shirley J. (Howard) Booker, Frankie E. (Patricia) both of McKeesport; sister-in-law, Ann Brown and Jackie Copeland; brother-in-law Kenneth Mapheny, all of South Carolina; 12 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; uncle Charles (Dorothy) Coger of Winston Salem, North Carolina; host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; especially best friends Mr. Wilbert Gaines of South Carolina and Billy aka Juice of McKeesport.

 
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Richard C. Jeffers

March 11, 2021 |

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

Richard C. Jeffers, age 91, of Jefferson Hills, passed away on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at Jefferson Hospital. He retired as the head custodian for the West Jefferson Hills School District. An Air Force veteran serving during the Korean War, he loved playing cornhole, cards and puzzle books, and enjoyed watching Pittsburgh sports. Born May 8, 1929 in Elrama, he was a son of the late Joseph B. and Vera (Crownover) Jeffers. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Charolette (Gill) Jeffers; daughter, Phylis Jeffers of Jefferson Hills; sons, Scott (Cheryl) Jeffers of Monongahela and Stephen (Darlene) Jeffers of Elizabeth Twp.; grandchildren, Lucas Jeffers, Taylor Jeffers, Tyler (Alyssa) Settelmaier, Brianna Ketzler and Derek Ketzler; four great-grandchildren; sister, Ruth; brother, Ronald; also, nieces and nephews.

 
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Stewart P. Miller

March 11, 2021 |

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

Stewart P. Miller, age 58, of Duquesne, died March 10, 2021, at UPMC McKeesport Hospital.  Born May 8, 1962, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Raymond "Stew" and Frances "Cookie" (Curran) Miller and husband of Darla (Crawford) Miller.

 
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William H. Phillips III

March 11, 2021 |

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

William H. Phillips, III, age 65 of McKeesport, passed away on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 in UPMC McKeesport Hospital.  Born May 31, 1955 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late William H. Phillips, Jr. and Veronica (Grabill) Phillips.  A retired supervisor of technical services for CCI Wireless in Monroeville, William was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in White Oak, a past president of the Norwin Soccer Club, and a volunteer for the Tube City Media Online in McKeesport.  He is survived by his wife Rebecca "Becky" (Rowles) Phillips, his son William H. (Natasha) Phillips, IV of McKeesport, his sister Susan (Tim) Walters of White Oak, his niece Christina Walter, his brother-and-sister-in-law Eric and Edith Farst of Gulfport, FL, and his pets Simba, Gizmo, Apollo, and Gene. 

 
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Norma Jean Rasp

March 11, 2021 |

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

Norma Jean Rasp, age 91, of Duquesne, died on Monday, March 8, 2021.  She was born in Duquesne on June 30, 1929 and is the daughter of the late Charles and Edna Brown.

She retired as an administrative assistant for CFA Architects and Planners in Pittsburgh.  Norma was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Duquesne.  She was extremely interested in genealogy and was an avid pet lover.

 
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Anna Mae "Angie" Cartwright

March 11, 2021 |

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

Anna Mae “Angie” Cartwright, 85, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at UPMC Mercy Hospital. She was born May 4, 1935 in Braddock, a daughter of the late John and Ann (Ondo) Kolesar. Prior to her retirement, Angie was an award winning sales associate for Freight Liquidators. Later she was employed by the Salvation Army, North Huntingdon. She enjoyed embroidery and crafting. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Johnny and Bernard Kolesar; and sister, Rose Mizak. She is survived by her sons, Kevin (Diane) Heshizer, Pete (Andrea) Cartwright; daughters, Colleen (Mike) Tabak, Glenda (Ron) Sekerchak, Sandy (Bob) Bante, Sue Heshizer; brother, Richard (Cindy) Kolesar; sisters, Eleanor (Don) Swanson, Mary Potochnik; grandchildren, Michael (Renee) Tabak, Melissa (Jim) Danko, Ron (Kelly) Sekerchak, Brooke (Jason) Santo Colombo, Vanessa Bante, Brittany (Adam) Plank, Bob (Jenna) Bante, Samantha (Brian) Flannery; seven great-grandchildren whom she loved dearly, Ryan, Reese, Jemma, Carter, Carmen, James and Gianna; and numerous nieces and nephews. We would like to thank LGAR Health & Rehabilitation for their exceptional care of our mother. Special thanks to Carl, Rebecca, Celeste and her niece, Toni Lander. There will be no visitation per her wishes. A memorial Mass will be held on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 11 a.m. in St. Edward Catholic Church, Herminie. PLEASE GO DIRECTLY TO THE CHURCH. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Michael G. Markovich

March 11, 2021 |

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

Michael G. Markovich, age 72, of Port Vue, died March 9, 2021, at Jefferson Hospital. Born April 19, 1948, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late George and Mary (Katich) Markovich and the wife of Charlene (Cipriani) Markovich.
Michael retired from the Borough of Port Vue Street Department as the head foreman after 52 years. He was a graduate of the first class of South Allegheny High School in 1966 and continued to the University of Illinois School for Broadcasting. Michael was a member of the Prosveta Lodge Club, Clairton sportsman club, and Elizabeth sportsman club. He enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing, and cheering on the Steelers in his free time.

 
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Eugenia "Jeanie" (Slutyak) Longcrier

March 10, 2021 |

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

Eugenia “Jeanie” Slutyak Longcrier, age 82, of Duquesne, passed away at home on March 3, 2021. Born in Duquesne on August 3, 1938, she was the daughter of the late John and Helen (Potoma) Slutyak Sr. Jeanie was a graduate of Duquesne High School and the Robert Morris School Secretarial Division and over the years worked at Alcoa and US Steel, ultimately retiring from Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. In 1976 she married Alfred M. Longcrier and, sadly, was widowed upon his untimely death in 1982. Jeanie was a lifelong active member of the former St. Nicholas R.O. Church, Duquesne, President of the St. Nicholas R.O. Cemetery Corporation and current parishioner of St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church, McKeesport. A feisty, independent woman, with a dry sense of humor, Jeanie was dedicated to her faith, her church and her family. She was a lifelong fan of the Pittsburgh sports teams.

 
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Stephen Kurhansky

March 10, 2021 |

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

Stephen Kurhansky, age 67, of Hazelwood, passed away on Friday, March 5, 2021. He was a truck driver for Abel Express LLC in Carnegie and a member of St. Stephen Church in Hazelwood. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Born February 28, 1954 in Pittsburgh, he was a son of the late Stephen and Ann Marie (Drobiezewski) Kurhansky. He is survived by his siblings, Terance Kurhansky of Delmont, Diane (Robert) Williams of Bethel Park and Timothy (Kathy) Kurhansky of North Huntingdon; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by siblings, Valeria Durler, Christine Boznick and Maria Knara. No visitation or services are planned. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


H. Vaughn "Pap" Gilbert, Sr.

March 10, 2021 |

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

H. Vaughn "Pap" Gilbert, Sr., 89, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Tuesday, March 9, 2021. He was born August 29, 1931 in Christy Park and was the son of the late Elizabeth (Vaughn) and David S. Gilbert, Sr. He was the husband of 60 years to the late Shirley Ann (Sandmeyer) Gilbert, who passed away June 10, 2012. Vaughn was in the US Naval Reserves. He was an active member of Greenock United Methodist Church and a life member of The Central Vol. Fire Department. Vaughn was an amazing carpenter and cabinet maker and lent his talents and skills to many family members, friends, his church and firehall over the years. He was the owner of over 25 years of the former Wood Products Supply and retired as a kitchen designer at the Sutersville Lumber Company.

 
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Ignatius "Frank" Strawniak, Jr.

March 10, 2021 |

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

Ignatius "Frank" Strawniak, Jr., age 77, of McKeesport, died March 8, 2021.  Born February 26, 1944, in New Castle, he was the son of the late Ignatius and Frances (Kachmarchic) Strawniak and the beloved husband of Barbara (Zeiders) Strawniak for 56 years.

 
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Richard "Dick" Thomas Dalton

March 09, 2021 |

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

Richard "Dick" Thomas Dalton, 66, of Mount Vernon, passed away Tuesday, March 9, 2021. He was born December 25, 1954 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Charles E. and Carole (Lockard) Dalton, Sr. Dick was a retired welder for Gardner-Denver and was a US Navy Veteran. He was a 1973 graduate of Elizabeth Forward High School. He is survived by his wife,  Janine R. (Johnson) Dalton, sons, Gary W. (Tammy Locy) Popham and Nicholas (Amanda) Dalton of Forward Township, daughter, Erin Dalton Cox of Buena Vista, sister, Margaret "Peggy" (Harry) Morrison of Elizabeth Township, brother, John "JD" (Lisa) Dalton of White Oak, grandchildren, Devin, Gary, Carly, Faith, Seth, Travis and Trent, sisters-in-law, Carlene (George) Macik of Greensburg and Gaylene (Kip) Copeland of Greenock, brothers-in-law, Chuck Johnson and Norm Johnson of Elizabeth Township, nieces, nephews, and friends.

 
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Margaret Kimble May

March 09, 2021 |

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

Margaret Pearell Kimble May, age 99, of White Oak, died on Monday, March 8, 2021. She was born in Martinsburg, West Virginia on October 30, 1921 and is the daughter of the late Charles D. and Margaret Kennel Rudy and the wife of the late Brooke Kimble, Sr. and the late Charles A. May. She was retired from Port Authority of NY/NJ & Food Service at the Lincoln Tunnels in New Jersey. She was a member of the McKeesport Alliance Church, enjoyed reading and cooking.

She is survived by daughters, Gail (James) Kelly of White Oak, Gerry Reese of Beaver; many many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; also nieces and nephews.

 
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Joseph J. Jenco

March 09, 2021 |

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

Joseph J. Jenco, age 81, of Elizabeth, passed away on Friday, March 5, 2021 at home. An Army veteran, he retired after more than 40 years as a heater for U.S. Steel in Clairton. Born March 31, 1939 in DeRuyter, NY, he was a son of the late Joseph and Mary (Kahot) Jenco. He is survived by his sister, Margaret J. (Gerald) Michalsky of Warrenton, VA, and niece, Mary (Daniel) Bram of Sandy, UT; also, cousins. No visitation or services are planned. Burial will be in Fairfax Memorial Park in Virginia. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Herman W. "Hank" Hayes

March 09, 2021 |

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

Herman W. "Hank" Hayes, age 84, of McKeesport, died peacefully on March 5, 2021, at UPMC McKeesport Hospital, surrounded by family.  Born June 22, 1936, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Herman W. and Elizabeth (Kohler) Hays and husband of Marlene "Jean" (Johnson) Hayes.

 
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Raymond G. York

March 09, 2021 |

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

Raymond G. York, age 93 of Jefferson Hills, passed away on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.  Born April 7, 1927 in Clairton, he was a son of the late Andrew and Rose M. (Lutheran) York.  A member of Triumph of the Holy Cross Parish – St. Clare of Assisi Church, Raymond received an associate’s degree from Carnegie Tech and retired as a draftsman for US Steel’s Clairton Works.  He was also a Veteran of both the US Navy and Army, serving respectively in World War II and the Korean War.  Raymond was very active with the Daniel Keffer Post #75 of the American Legion in Clairton, serving as its past commander, chaplain, and financial officer.  He also helped many times as a Scoutmaster for his sons’ BSA Troops when they were younger.  In his spare time, Ray enjoyed rooting on the hometown Steelers and Pirates.  He is survived by his wife of 69 years Rita (Belinski) York; his children Randall (Mary) York of Dormont, Monica King of Stow, OH, and Richard York of Pittsburgh; his grandchildren Jennifer York of Reston, VA, Maureen (J.W.) Johnson of Carnegie, Becca Tracy of Nashville, TN, and Brett (Lauren) Tracy of Seattle, WA; his great-grandson Beck Johnson; his sister Rosemary Armstrong of Syracuse, NY; and also nieces and nephews.  Besides his parents, Raymond was preceded in death by his brother A. Kenneth York. 

 
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Russell Pishko

March 09, 2021 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Russell Pishko, 69, of Glassport died Sunday March 7, 2021. He is the son of the late Anthony and Mary (Hopey) Pishko. He is survived by daughter Michelle Pishko; son Anthony Pishko; granddaughter Makenna Hayden; brother Michael (Kathy) Pishko; and ex-wife Vicki Trunzo. Russell was a member of the Mckeesport Boys and Girls Club in his younger years and worked as a mill worker for many years. Arrangements by Wojciechowski Funeral Home.

 


Joseph F. Skalican

March 08, 2021 |

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

Joseph F. Skalican, age 95, of West Mifflin, passed away on March 8, 2021, at Harmar Village Care Center-Cheswick. Born in Duquesne on March 20, 1925, he was the son of the late Michael and Anna (Meschanik) Skalican. He was retired from U.S. Steel-Duquesne Works as a Motor Inspector, was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish-Holy Trinity Church, West Mifflin, a member of their Men’s Club, worked at the Church fish fry for many years, and he proudly served his country in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He enjoyed taking care of fruit trees, his vegetable garden, and flower beds & hedges, liked to go dancing and was an avid coffee drinker. He was the beloved husband of the late Mary Veronica (Dudash) Skalican; father of Juliann F. Skalican and her husband, Geoffrey Crowe of Penn Hills; grandfather of Julia Marion Crowe (Adam); and is also survived by in-laws, Donald Rausch and Margaret Forsythe and many nieces and nephews.

 
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Andrew J. Fedorka

March 08, 2021 |

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

Andrew J. "Drew" Fedorka, age 69, of Elrama, passed away on Saturday, March 6, 2021 at Jefferson Hospital. A retired glass cutter for Guardian Glass in Floreffe, he was a member of the Clairton Hunting & Fishing Camp (CHF) and enjoyed his motorcycles and shooting guns. Born September 4, 1951 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Stephen and Mary J. (Vavra) Fedorka. He is survived by his son, John M. (Caroline) Sedor of Stoneham, MA; four grandchildren; sisters, Mary Ann Staymates of Blacklick, Anna Magill of Elrama and Margaret Ann (Richard) Earnest of Finleyville; companion, Cheryl Charles; beloved dog, Shade; also, nieces, nephews and cousins.

 
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Angela Storch

March 08, 2021 |

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

Angela Storch, age 80 of Conneaut Lake and formerly of Greenock, passed away on Sunday, March 7, 2021 in UPMC Hamot Hospital, Erie.  Born May 25, 1940 in Croatia, Angela was a former caregiver and former member of both St. Dennis Parish and Mary, Mother of God Parish - St. Patrick's Church.  She is survived by her husband Harry A. Storch, her daughter Nancy (Barry) Kieffer of Conneaut Lake, her grandchildren Norris Kieffer and Kristie Redden, her stepdaughter Linda Storch of Elizabeth, and her step-grandson William (Melissa) Dixon.  Angela was preceded in death by her first husband William Klasnick and her son William Klasnick, Jr. 

 
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George A. Johnson

March 08, 2021 |

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

George A. Johnson, Jr., 90, of Newport News, VA, formerly of Port Vue, PA, passed away Sunday January 17, 2021. He was born September 19, 1930 in Ellsworth PA, and was the son of the late George A. Johnson, Sr. and Helen (Moore) Johnson. He was the husband of the late Ruth Shirley (Coburn) Johnson, who passed away May 13, 1994. George was an Army Veteran of the Korean War. He later worked for 25 years at Equibank and then for the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board for 10 years. George was also a member of the Lions Club in Port Vue, PA.

 
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Craig S. Boyce

March 08, 2021 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Craig S. Boyce, 61, of Glassport died Saturday March 6, 2021. He is the son of the late Donald and Mary (Mercer) Boyce. He is survived by his wife Robin Grimes; children Christa Kettler, Jessica Lesher, and Jay Pipp; grandchildren Dustin, Rylee, Karlee, Samantha, Ashlyn, Isabella, and Kaitlyn; step-daughters Heather Brady and Holly Baranowski; siblings Donald Boyce Jr., Valerie Stephenson, Diane Boyce, Rocky Boyce, and Keith Boyce. He was preceded in death by sisters Cindy Desiderio and Donna Bearden. Craig was an avid fisher and loved the outdoors and his dogs Tupac and Lady. Arrangements by Wojciechowski Funeral Home.
 


Beatrice Contrella

March 07, 2021 |

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

Beatrice Contrella, 102, of McMurray, formerly of Elizabeth Township, passed away Saturday, March 6, 2021. She was born December 6, 1918 in Blythedale and was the daughter of the late Beniamino and Zaira (Ferrari) Ruozzi. She was the wife of the late Deano Contrella who passed away in 1981. Beatrice was the Office Manager of the former Metlife in McKeesport and had also worked for the former Union National Bank accounting department.

 
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Barbara B. Brady

March 07, 2021 |

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

Barbara B. Brady, 80, of Sewickley Township, passed away Sunday, February 21, 2021.  She was born December 9, 1940 in Braddock and grew up in East McKeesport. She was the daughter of the late William Beck and Ruth (Eckenrode) Beck Aiton. Barbara worked at the University of Pittsburgh before raising her family, later returning to work at the former Daily News in McKeesport and the former Baldock nursing home in North Huntingdon where she enjoyed playing the piano for the residents.  She was a member of The Church in Sutersville and the former Sutersville Presbyterian Church. Barbara loved going to the ocean throughout her entire life and was able to see, and touch, the ocean for the last time in December. Barbara, most of all, loved spending time with her family and was very proud of her grandchildren, often traveling to celebrate birthdays, attend soccer matches, band and orchestra concerts, dance recitals, and high school and college graduations.

 
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Lana R. Wisniewski

March 07, 2021 |

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

Lana R. Wisniewski, 77, of North Huntingdon, passed away Saturday, March 6, 2021 at UPMC East, Monroeville.  She was born September 1, 1943 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Chris and Beatrice (Emmert) Miletti.  Prior to her retirement, Lana was the activity director for Briarcliff Pavillion and a member of St. Agnes Church.  She was a member and past president of Joyful Bloomers Garden Club and was a former volunteer at St. Angela’s and Serra High School. She is survived by her husband, Walter Wisniewski; son, Jason Wisniewski; daughters, Christine Mayersky and her husband, Timothy and Holly Wisniewski; brother, Chris (Susan) Miletti; grandchildren, Ava Wisniewski, Justin Mayersky, Brandon Mayersky and Aaron Mayersky.  Friends will be received on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Wednesday at 10 a.m. in St. Agnes Church.  Interment to follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Dana L. Marchand

March 07, 2021 |

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

Dana L. Marchand, 50, of North Huntingdon passed away Saturday, March 6, 2021 at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital.  She was born March 26, 1970 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of Robert and Joyce (Novotny) Cortese.  Dana was a graduate of Norwin Sr. High School Class of 1988, earned her Master's Degree in Education from Chatham University and was a floral designer for Gongaware and Parry Florist.  She was a member of St. Agnes Church and enjoyed gardening.  She is survived by her loving husband, Dr. R. Patrick Marchand; son, Dominic Smarra; daughter, Taylor Mikula and her husband, Zachary; mother-in-law, Ruth Ann Van Dyke and her husband, Tom; sister, Gina Egolf and her husband, Gary; nephews, Jake and Anthony; and niece, Syndney.  Friends will be received on Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. and Wednesday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Thursday at 10 a.m. in St. Agnes Church.  Interment to follow in Irwin Union Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Brain Aneurysm Foundation, 269 Hanover Street, Hanover, MA  02339, www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Dolores Jean Hess

March 06, 2021 |

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

Dolores Jean Hess, age 93, of North Versailles, died March 5, 2021, at UPMC St. Margaret Hospital.  Born August 4, 1927, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Clyde and Marie (Dorr) McDevitt and beloved wife of the late Ronald James Hess.  Dolores was a life time member of the Evangelical Congregational Church in McKeesport.  She enjoyed solving crossword puzzles, knitting beautiful afghans, and caring for her plants.

 
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Joseph "Joe Joe" Maksin, Jr.

March 06, 2021 |

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

Joseph "Joe Joe" Maksin, Jr., age 63 of Elizabeth Twp., passed away at home on Friday, March 5, 2021.  Born July 27, 1957 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Joseph and Dorothy "June (Beeler) Maksin.  A longtime member of the Local #1058 Laborers Union, Joe Joe is survived by his wife of 42 years Jane Ann (O'Donnell) Maksin; his son Joseph (Jamie) Maksin, III of Elizabeth Twp; his granchildren Joseph, Lucas, and Noah; his brothers Earl (Sandy) Maksin of Long Island City, NY, David (Debbie) Maksin of Clairton, Kevin Maksin of Jefferson Hills, and Dean (Tammy) Maksin of Clairton; his sisters Carla (Bob) Matyasovsky of Jefferson Hills and Mari Anne Maksin of Clairton; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and in-laws.  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers James, Dennis, and Robert Maksin and his sisters Penny Loera, Cheryl Jenkins, and Janet M. Campbell.

 
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Daniel Gary "BIG DANNY" Foster

March 06, 2021 |

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

Daniel Gary "BIG DANNY" Foster, age 72, of Meadville, formerly of McKeesport, went ALL IN on pocket aces and busted on March 3, 2021, in Meadville, PA. He was born in Pittsburgh on February 5, 1949.  He was the son of the late Thomas and Elizabeth (Wissman) Foster and the LOVING husband of Hope (Dunn) Foster for 44 years. Dan retired as a property manager at Apartments Unlimited in 2003 to aggressively pursue a career as a professional gambler.  He was also the wildly successful owner and operator of the legendary Dunn's Dairy in McKeesport for almost 20 years. Big Danny could flip a burger like no other, "The DUNNBURGER", and could play a mean game of pinball. He was a graduate of Serra Catholic High School after successfully digging graves to pass Latin. Dan was a US Army veteran and toured in Korea. He was known for many things throughout his life. Dan had an incredible sense of humor and an uncanny way to make you laugh at will.  He was a role model to many, a rock of stability, and a fierce family man. He enjoyed playing cards with his McKeesport life-long friends, Mama Pepino's cohorts, and many, many trips to the casino. He had an intense passion for coaching his Daughter Hayley's softball teams and relaxing to Doo-Wop oldies. The most important thing to Big Danny was his family's happiness. He loved and adored his precious grand-babies.

 
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Anna Ulokovic

March 06, 2021 |

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

Anna Ulokovic, age 86, of McKeesport, died March 4, 2021, at The Grove at Irwin.  Born June 27, 1934, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Libero and Marie (Cecchini) Durigon and wife of the late Victor Ulokovic.  Anna worked at the family bar, the Clover Tavern, where she bartended and cooked and cared for her family at home.  She loved listening to polka music on the weekend, playing bingo and enjoyed a card game of 500 with friends.  She especially enjoyed her weekly Saturday movie night dates with her daughter and going out to eat a meal.

 
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Antoinette L. (Capaldo) Genre

March 05, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

Antoinette L. (Capaldo) Genre, 94, of North Versailles Twp., died March 3, 2021. She was the wife of the late John Genre.  Antoinette was born in Wilmerding on February 23, 1927, and passed at home with her family by her bed side.

Antoinette is survived by her son Victor Genre (Kathi), and Agnes Genre Marts (Chris Romanik), her grandchildren, Lee Marts ( Alyssa) and Alana Marts (Rob), and she simply lived for her great grandchildren Gianna Marts and Santino “Tino” Marts.

 
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George J. Radvansky

March 05, 2021 |

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

George J. Radvansky, 78, of Duquesne, died peacefully on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, at Paramount Nursing Home, Baldwin Boro. Mr. Radvansky was born in Duquesne, February 23, 1943. He was the son of the late Michael J. and Mary H. (Gajdzik) Radvansky. He was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Roman Catholic Parish, Holy Trinity Church, West Mifflin, a retired employee of the Homestead works, the Edgar Thompson works, and the Irvin works of the U. S. Steel Corporation, and a proud veteran of the U. S. Army, and a member of VFW Post 6673 Munhall - Whitaker.  In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Paul (Rita survives) Radvansky. He is survived by his sister-in-law, Rita Radvansky, a niece, Amy Davis, two nephews, Myles (Jamie) Radvansky and Craig (Ashley) Radvansky, two great nieces, Amber and Rachael Radvansky, and several cousins.

 
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Walter G. Moffat

March 05, 2021 |

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

Walter G. Moffat, age 88, of Irwin, passed away Monday, March 1, 2021. He was born February 20, 1933 in Braddock, a son of the late Paul and Alice (Wells) Moffat. He was an Army veteran that served during the Korean Conflict and then went onto become Vice President of B.W. Otterman Lumber Company before becoming a charter bus driver in his retirement. For 55 years, he was an active member of the Suburban Community Church in Irwin. After his Army motor pool experience, Walt always owned a Jeep and was a founding member of the Triangle Jeepers of Pittsburgh and helped start the East Coast 4 Wheel Drive Association. In addition to Jeeps, building and flying airplanes was a lifelong pursuit.

 
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Jeffrey Clark Marshall

March 05, 2021 |

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

On December 30, 1959, Jeffrey Clark Marshall was born to the late Redina Ann Fletcher.  He departed this temporal life on Sunday, February 28, 2021.

Jeff graduated from McKeesport High School in 1977 and attended the University of Pittsburgh for 3 years with studies in Engineering.  Jeff later attended ICM School of Business and earned an Associate in Applied Science, Major in Computer Science.  He worked for Federated Hermes Investment Company for 26 years, starting as a Computer Operator then advancing through the company to his last position as a Senior Database Administrator.

Jeff was a dedicated husband, family man, and friend. He was a Master Mason belonging to Pride of the West Lodge #84 in McKeesport, PA.  Jeff enjoyed golfing, fishing, and traveling.  He loved attending sporting events and would travel to attend Steeler games when they played out of state.   He loved planning family vacations and celebrated his 25th wedding anniversary in Hawaii.  Jeff was known for being the grill master and in addition to his impeccable grilling skills, he was famous for making chicken salad and shrimp fried rice for his family and friends. 

Jeff was preceded in death by his late mother Redina Fletcher, step-father Harvey Fletcher, grandmother Gladys Marshall, and cousin Eric Miles.

He is survived by his wife, Pamela of 31 years, daughters Brittney and Adina, son Jeffrey “Isaiah”, three grandsons, Triston, Kingdon and Tru, granddaughter Karsyn, sister Kim, brothers Anthony and Robert “Hinkie”, and aunt Hattie Miles.  Jeff is also survived by his nephews, Anthony Jr., Quinte, Kyle, Elijah, JahShawn, and Skai, nieces Tanaya, Sade, Safiyah, Raziya, Libra, Kamryn, Ky’Layah, Kimora, and Karmen.  Jeff also leaves to mourn a host of relatives and many close friends.

 
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Peter Joseph Quinn

March 05, 2021 |

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

Peter  Joseph Quinn, 77, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Thursday, March 4, 2021. He was born November 16, 1943 in West Elizabeth and was the son of the late Julius A. Quinn and Treva Lee (Hustead) Quinn, Sr. He was a member of the West Elizabeth United Methodist Church. Peter began his career as a Master Cabinet Maker in South Florida as well as a bus driver for Broward County Mass Transit.

 
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Madeline Rae Roolf

March 05, 2021 |

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

Madeline Rae Roolf, better known as Maddy, 28, of Trinity County, California, departed this life unexpectedly on Friday, February 26, 2021. She was born on September 16, 1992 in Pittsburgh and was and the daughter of Timothy William Roolf (Kathleen Kugler Yurik) and Jean Webb Roolf. A graduate of Norwin High School, she went on to attend the University of Pittsburgh. Maddy was a horseback riding instructor at GSA Camp Redwing, worked for Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF), and was an integral part of the Deerlick Springs Campground. Her intellect and fortitude truly served not only her vision of solidarity with nature, but between people as well. She used her love of music and art to contribute to the activism that defined her life; everything she did was devoted to her passion of bettering humanity and the planet while traveling with her well-trained dogs, Kali, Judson and the late Maggie. Her nomadic existence was a blessing to this world, as her presence affected more people than even she could have ever known.

 
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John Paul Amos

March 05, 2021 |

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

John Paul Amos, 73, of North Huntingdon, formerly of Greenock, passed away Thursday, March 4, 2021, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born April 27, 1947 (a date he liked to remind his family and friends he shared with US Grant) in Washington, PA and was the son of the late  Robert N. and Edith M. (Roberts) Amos. "Johnny A." graduated from California University of PA in 1970 and Elizabeth Forward High School  in 1965. John also received certificates for his professional and technical training from the Harvard University Project on Negotiation, Penn State University, University of Pittsburgh, California University and ICM School of Business. John served in US Army Security Agency as a Hebrew Interpreter/Translator from 1971-1974. During Army Basic Training, he qualified as an Expert Rifleman - a top proficiency status above sharpshooter. He was married a couple of times but found true love with his friend Joyce Junecko with whom he was deeply in love for the last decades of his life. John worked for technology and logistics companies, spending 13 years with Digital Equipment Corporation where he was recognized for excellence in sales numerous times performing in the top 10% of the professional sales force. Later he was Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at a Hebrew based logistics company in Pittsburgh. He ended his professional career as President of SalesTek. John was a member of the Greenock United Methodist church in his formative years attending Sunday School, church and MYF every week until going to college. John will be remembered by his family and friends for:  his trombone playing at EFHS,  drag racing his 1967 Camaro, smoking fine cigars, his and Joyce's annual Pig Roasts, serving as President of WORGC, his skeet shooting, work with the NRA Youth Shotgun Program, his NRA Instructor Certification in Pistol, Shotgun and Range Safety Officer. He was preceded in death by his youngest brother, Keith Amos.

 
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Gerald J. "Jerry" Pysk Sr.

March 05, 2021 |

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

Gerald J. “Jerry” Pysk Sr., age 66, of Braddock, passed away on March 4, 2021, at UPMC Shadyside.  Born in Braddock on July 3, 1954, he was the son of the late Edward and Helen (Kerestes) Pysk. He was a Sales Rep for Regent R.C. Cola, former manager of the Buy & Fly on 21st & Carson in the South Side, and former member of L.O.O.M in East Pittsburgh and the Slovak Club in Braddock. Jerry was an avid bowler with a perfect 300 game. He was also a valued employee of the former Schleifer Funeral Chapel in North Braddock. Jerry was the beloved husband of 42 years to Cheryl (Szekely) Pysk; father of Gerald (Amy Maegle) Pysk Jr. of Whitehall and Andrea Nicole Pysk of Braddock; son-in-law of Florence Szekely of Braddock and the late Rudy Szekely; and is also survived by many cousins.

 
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Evelyn L. Pennington

March 05, 2021 |

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

Evelyn L. (Swank) Pennington departed this world to meet her Heavenly Father on March 5, 2021, after 86 years. She was born December 1, 1934 to the late Daniel and Stella (Painter) Swank.  In addition to her parents, Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband, David L. Pennington, in 2013; son, Bruce Pennington; grandson, D. “Bud” Flinner; and all of her many siblings- Helen Trent, Ethel Cochran, Donna Kelley, and Daniel Swank.  She leaves behind three children- Debbie (Stan) Flinner, Darlene Pennington, and Dave Pennington; as well as granddaughter Nikki Flinner, and many nieces and nephews.  The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at both Golden Heights Personal Care Home and Transitions Health Care, as well as her hospice team for the kindness and compassion they showed Evelyn in her final days.  At her request, there will be no public viewing; and a private interment will be held. Arrangements have been entrusted to Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Larry Knight, Jr.

March 05, 2021 |

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

Larry Knight, Jr., age 68, of Washington, PA, formerly of the North Side of Pittsburgh, died March 3, 2021, at Montefiore Medical Center. Born February 23, 1953, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of Lauro and the late Azzie Lee (Jackson) Knight.

Larry last worked at Shop-N-Save, in Washington, where he worked in the prepared foods department. He also worked for the Salvation army in North Side of Pittsburgh. He served in the US Marine Corps. during peacetime. Larry was a member of the Life Church of Washington, where he was a choir member. He enjoyed reading, cooking, and singing.

 
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Joan Gloria (Sterner) Steele

March 05, 2021 |

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

Joan Gloria Steele, age 90, of White Oak, died March 4, 2021, at UPMC McKeesport. Born December 6, 1930, in Madison, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Pauline (Gaffney) Sterner and the wife of the late Harry Edward Steele.

 
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Gerald "Poppa" Skalka

March 05, 2021 |

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

Gerald “Poppa” Skalka, 82, formerly of North Huntingdon, passed away peacefully Thursday, February 4, 2021 at home, surrounded by family. He was born May 3, 1938 in North Braddock and was the son of the late Joseph and Josephine (Ondrey) Skalka.  Jerry proudly served in the United States Army from 1958-1967 and went on to serve in the Pennsylvania Air National Guard, eventually retiring as a Technical Sergeant in April of 1994.  Jerry wore many hats in his life from computer work to a steel worker.  After leaving his childhood home in North Braddock, PA, he moved around until he ultimately settled in North Huntingdon, PA, for a lengthy portion of his life.  It was here that he raised four children and accepted an additional two children to create his blended family after his marriage to SandraLee (Bishop) Skalka.  He was left widowed after her passing on January 20, 2011.  Jerry loved to split his time living with his daughter, Janel, in Hunker, PA, and escaping from the winter cold to warmer weather in San Diego, CA, where he would reside with his son, Vincent. Poppa enjoyed spending his days outdoors cutting grass, tinkering with the cars, and tending to his garden, which he always made the flowers look amazing. Also, let’s not forget all of those trips to Dunkin’ Donuts or to his favorite casino!  He was always up for “useless trivia” as he would call it.  He had such a distinct sense of humor and would do anything to make you laugh. A man of few words, but always there when you needed him.

 
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Denise Marie Moody

March 04, 2021 |

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

Denise Marie Moody, 66, of Sutersville, passed away peacefully at home in her bed on Wednesday, March 3, 2021. She was born February 5, 1955 in Pittsburgh and was the daughter of the late John G. and Barbara A. (Kelleher) Jubeck. Denise worked as a caregiver for many years for Superior Home Care. She was known as the matriarch of her family and she will be greatly missed.

 
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Joyce VanSickle

March 04, 2021 |

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

Joyce Lynne VanSickle, age 59, of McKeesport, PA, formerly of Welch, WV, died Sunday, February 28th, at UPMC McKeesport Hospital.  Born July 29, 1961, in Welch, WV, she was the daughter of the late Mildred (nèe Jarrett) and Robert Fain.  Joyce was a nurse and worked primarily in West Virginia.  She always enjoyed art and poetry and had a lifelong love of owls.  She is survived by children Ricci Smith, Matthew Smith (wife Johanna), and River Davis (husband Jeremy); grandchildren, Simon Smith, Liam Smith, Joseph Smith, Alexis Worrel, Mauricio Davis, Carabeth Davis, Chloe Davis, and Caleb Davis; siblings, RJ “June” Nanz, Kathy Bardeen, Robert Fain, Jr., and Janice Rotenberry.

 
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Christopher "Lick" Kray Rendulic

March 03, 2021 |

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

Christopher "Lick" Kray Rendulic, 46, of Marion, IN, formerly of Elizabeth Township, passed away Friday, February 19, 2021. He was born November 13, 1974 in McKeesport and was the son of the late William F. and Deanna (Durbin) Rendulic. Chris was always a dedicated, intelligent and a hard worker, who worked as an electrician at the General Motors Marion Indiana Plant. Growing up, Chris was an avid soccer player and bike rider, which led to many life long friendships. You could ask anyone, Chris antagonized each and every one of his nieces and nephews in different ways. He loved messing around and playing with them, but always brought them anything they wanted, including their favorite, strawberry milk. Chris loved watching, talking, and sharing new movies with his friends and family. He also loved going to the casino.

 
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William H. Potter

March 03, 2021 |

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

William H. Potter, age 76, of White Oak, died March 1, 2021, at UPMC McKeesport. Born July 9, 1944, in Wilkinsburg, he was the son of the late John and Ruth (Ginther) Potter and the husband of Darlene (Grott) Potter.

 
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Jacob W. Savani

March 03, 2021 |

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

Jacob W. Savani, age 71, of McKeesport, died peacefully on March 1, 2021.  Born August 17, 1949, in Greensburg, he was the son of the late Jacob and Catherine (Ruffing) Savani and husband of Janet (Ryan) Savani.

 
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Peggy Ann Stokes

March 02, 2021 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Peggy Ann Lightfoot Stokes, 66, of Glassport, formerly of Crosby, TX, passed away on Monday, March 1st, 2021 at the Baptist Homes Society in Pittsburgh. She was born in Port Neches, Texas on July 7th,  1954 to the late Luke and Hazel Lightfoot. Peggy was the loving wife of 46 years to Rodney D. Stokes, of Glassport.  

She is survived by her husband, Rodney Stokes of Glassport, daughter, Paige (Kevin) Strasbaugh, of Churchill, brother, Roy Lightfoot, of Texas, sister, Betty Parmer, of Conroe, TX, as well as nieces and nephews.

She was a 1972 graduate of Nederland High School in Texas, and spent fifteen years working as a Nurse’s Aid for Home Instead, the Jewish Association on Aging and other nursing and care centers in the Pittsburgh area. Peggy enjoyed cooking, gardening, and being passenger on many motorcycle rides with her husband.

 
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Betty (Babyak) Lukas

March 02, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

Betty (Babyak) Lukas, 88, of North Versailles Twp. died February 28, 2021. Betty was the wife of the late John A. Lukas. She was the loving mother of Barbara (Joseph) Gardonis, Richard (Karen) Lukas, Roberta Comunale and the late John F. Lukas. Adoring grandmother of Jennifer Ramey, Jimmy Comunale, Rich Lukas, Joseph Gardonis and Chris Lukas, great-grandmother of 3. 

Betty was a dedicated member of St. Robert Bellarmine Church in East McKeesport, where she was a member of the Ladies of Charity. She was a longtime volunteer at McKeesport Hospital and Forbes Hospital. She also volunteered for Ma’s Pantry and Meals on Wheels.

Betty had a strong personal faith in Jesus. She was a loving and devoted mom and grandma. She enjoyed baking, and always had fresh baked goods to share with the neighbor kids. Betty always had a kind word to say about everyone. She was deeply loved and will be dearly missed.

 
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Catherine M. Kelly

March 02, 2021 |

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

Catherine M. Kelly, 89, of North Huntingdon, formerly of McKeesport, died Sunday February 28 2021. She was born May 10, 1931 in Rochester, NY, the daughter of the late James and Mae (Ewald) Cronk and was also preceded in death by her husband Charles E. Kelly Sr. and her adopted parents Milton and Ada Worbois.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Manor, where she was a former member of the church sewing club and the hospitality committee. She volunteered for the Westmoreland County Food Bank. Catherine enjoyed flower gardening, bird watching, game shows, and was famous for her pumpkin pies.

She is survived by her children Charles E. (Wendy) Kelly Jr. of Westmoreland City, Rick (Suzanne) Kelly of McDonald, Gregg (Linda) Kelly of McKeesport, and Cathy (Jack) Heck of North Huntingdon; 11 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; a brother Leonard (Dorothy) Lovecchio of Auburn, CA; also nieces and nephews.

 
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Douglas A. Armbrust

March 02, 2021 |

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

Douglas A. Armbrust, 78, of North Huntingdon, died Monday March 1, 2021, at home. He was born March 5, 1942 in Greensburg, a son of the late Harry B. and Lucinda (Mull) Armbrust. Doug was self-employed operating Armbrust Locksmith & Security.

He was a member of Linway Presbyterian Church, North Versailles, Shidle Lodge, No. 601, Free and Accepted Masons, Irwin, Syria Temple, Pittsburgh, where he was a member of the motor corps, the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Pittsburgh. He was a life member of Hartford Heights Volunteer Fire Department, and a social member of Larimer and Fairmont-Hahntown Fireman’s Clubs.

He was an Air Force veteran and a member of Hilltopper VFW Post, East McKeesport, and the AMVETS.

 
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Nick C. Coban

March 02, 2021 |

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

Nick Clarence Coban, age 90, of McKeesport, died February 28, 2021, at UPMC McKeesport. Born March 24, 1930, in Versailles Borough, he was the son of the late Anthony and Pauline (Selac) Coban and the husband of Eleanor (Holden) Coban for 66 beautiful years.

Nick retired from EQT as a crew leader and was a Korean War Army-Aircore Veteran. He was a member of the Eleventh Ward Club, Croatian Club in Versailles, and a former member of Sacred Heart Church. He was an avid tennis player and softball player all the way into his 80's. Nick was an outdoors-man and spent a lot of his time either in his garden growing tomatoes, hiking, fishing, or hunting.

 
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Helen Puskar

March 02, 2021 |

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

Helen Puskar, age 102 of Bluffton, SC and formerly of McKeesport, passed away on Saturday, February 27, 2021 in The Bloom at Bluffton.  Born November 5, 1918 in Duquesne, she was a daughter of the late George and Antoinette (Jakovak) Braun.  Helen was a member of Mary, Mother of God Parish - St. Patrick's Church, the CFU Lodge # 146 of Versailles, and its Ladies' and Pensioneers' Clubs.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Nicholas P. Puskar, who passed away March 24, 2004, and her siblings, Frank, George, and Milan Braun and Amelia Cox.  Helen is survived by her children George P. (Dr. Kathy) Puskar of Upper St. Clair, Nicholas T. (Donna) Puskar of White Oak, and Helen F. (Mike) Blevins of Hilton Head Island, SC; her grandchildren Doug (Kellie) Puskar, Lori (Jerrod) Crosby, Kristen (Casey) Holtzman, Ashley (Greg) James, and Stacey Zanardelli; her great-grandchildren Makenna and Nicholas Puskar, Gianna, Isabella, and Tessa Crosby, and Hallie, Marlee, and Derek Holtzman, and Brooks Zanardelli; and also nieces and nephews.

 
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Robert M. Morris

March 01, 2021 |

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

Robert M. Morris, 90, of North Huntingdon, passed peacefully on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021.

Bob is deeply missed by his wife of 57 years, Agnes (Minnaji) Morris, daughter Susan M. Morris and husband William H. Maruca, two cherished grandchildren Julia and Jack Maruca of Wexford, and son Greg Morris of Irwin.

Bob was born July 21, 1930 in Youngwood to the late John William and Stella May (Fox) Morris. Bob served in Company B, 179th Infantry Regiment of the US Army during the Korean Conflict, most notably the summer of 1953 campaign. He was a tractor trailer driver and very proud of his safe driving record with B&P Motor Freight and United Parcel Service. Bob was active with Teamsters Local 30 and served on various committees.

 
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Jeffrey Michael Kenders

March 01, 2021 |

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

Jeffrey Michael Kenders, 47, of Sutersville, passed away Sunday, February 28, 2021 at home. He was born April 27, 1973 in McKeesport and was the son of Susan S. (Schwirian) Kenders of Versailles and James M. Kenders, III, of Elizabeth Township.

Jeff worked at June Bug's in Sutersville. He loved music and playing his guitar. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Brandy Lynn (Boden) Kenders, sons, Evan James Kenders and Brandon Paul Kenders at home, sisters, Rachael Morgan of York and Lindsay (Stephen) O'Brien of Bethlehem, mother-in-law, Elizabeth Boden, nephew, Rory C. O'Brien, cousins, aunts uncles and many friends.

 
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Donald Clark Robbins

March 01, 2021 |

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

Donald Clark Robbins, 84, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, February 27th, 2021 with his wife Christine M. Robbins by his side. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leete Robbins and Dorothy Clark Robbins. He is also survived by his stepdaughters, Melissa Meredith McLeod of Sarasota, Florida and Heather Amanda Black of Franklin, Tennessee as well as his brother, Richard Leete Robbins of Palm Beach, Florida.

 
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Barbara Penman

March 01, 2021 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Barbara Anne Perichak Penman, 79 of Glassport formerly of White Oak, passed away on Friday February 26th, 2021 at her home. She was born in Braddock on July 31st, 1941 to the late Martin and Anne Ragan Perichak. Barbara was the loving wife of forty-eight years to the late James Penman.

She is survived by her children James T. Penman of Davidson N.C, William N. Penman of Tampa FL, Donald M. (Stacy) Penman of McKeesport, Robert M. (Yvonne) Penman of Glassport, and Lisa A. (Shawn) Pendzich of Pittsburgh, her sister Juanita McFeeters of Franklinville N.J. and niece Martie Campbell, and many grandchildren and some great grandchildren. Barbara graduated from Scott High School. She also attended CCAC and Duffs Business School.

Barbara worked early in her career as a dental assistant then transitioned into being a nurse’s aide for the elderly. She also enjoyed knitting, playing bingo, reading novels, gardening, and most of all cherishing her beloved stamp collection.

 
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Yvonne A. Leggett

March 01, 2021 |

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

Yvonne A. (Beadling) Leggett, age 73, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Sunday, February 28, 2021 at West Penn Hospital. She worked in the steel industry for the entirety of her working life, first at US Steel’s Irvin Works, and later for the United Steelworkers of America, from which she retired in 2008.

Although she was a hardworking and dedicated employee, she really thrived in retirement. When family members would occasionally complain about difficulties of their jobs, she was quick to remind them that she had already put in her years! Although never a woman of great wealth, she was exceedingly generous with all that she had, including her time. 

After retiring, she spent substantial time volunteering for the New Life Options organization, counseling — and befriending — young, scared, and mostly single new mothers. It brought her true joy to stand in as the mother that most of them never had and that all of them desperately needed.

Throughout her life, she was lightning quick to befriend just about everyone she came into contact with. Her kindness and overt friendliness were legendary. She made it a point to learn as much as possible from everyone regardless of who they were or how direct her connection was with them. 

Rare was the occasion when she would meet a stranger on the bus without learning who they were, where they lived, and who their family members were prior to reaching her stop. Yvonne truly believed in the power of kindness and she lived that belief every day of her life. She had a deep understanding of the struggles of life that each of us face and that understanding guided her behavior. She didn’t need to consciously decide to be that way; it was natural. She truly personified empathy and kindness.

 
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Vincent T. Grace

March 01, 2021 |

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

Vincent T. Grace, age 95 of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Saturday, February 27, 2021 in the VA HHS, H.J. Heinz Campus in Aspinwall. 

Born November 24, 1925 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Anthony and Mary (Lawrence) Grace.  A retired welder at US Steel's Christy Park Works in McKeesport and a US Army Veteran of the Korean War, Vincent was a member of the First Evangelical Free Church in McKeesport.  He is survived by his wife Luana Mae (Sutton) Grace; his children Gary (Carol) Grace of Versailles, Mark Grace of Cranberry, and Wendy Bird of Martinsburg, WV; his grandchildren: Jeff, Matt, Benjamin, Brady, and Jared Grace, Kristin cBellavance, and Vincent, Justin, and Ryan Bird; his eight great-grandchildren; his sister Rosalind Kivela of Connecticut; and also nieces and nephews.  

 
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Joel Santille

March 01, 2021 |

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

Joel Santille, age 63 of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Friday, February 26, 2021 in The Grove at Latrobe.  Born February 25, 1958 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Louis A. and Sophia (Bidula) Santille.  A member of Mary, Mother of God Parish - St. Patrick's Church in McKeesport, Joel is survived by his aunt Shirley Zak and cousins.

 
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Ronald M. Sutton

March 01, 2021 |

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

Ronald M. Sutton, age 92, of Floreffe, passed away on Sunday, February 28, 2021 at Jefferson Hills Rehabilitation and Wellness Center. He retired as a truck driver for Mon River Supply in West Elizabeth and was a former employee of Firth Sterling in McKeesport.

Born December 3, 1928 in Elizabeth, he was a son of the late Clarence and Helen (Frye) Sutton and husband of the late Angela M. (Fazio) Sutton.

He is survived by his daughter, Janet (Joseph) Bonacci of Elizabeth Twp.; son, John (Marty) Sutton of Butler; stepdaughter, Dana Biles of Elrama; grandchildren, Maria Bonacci, John David Sutton and Meagan Knapp; step-grandchildren, Ed Barrickman, Donna Bleil, Paula Rende, Darlene Jeffers and Daniel Biles; great-grandchildren including Brooklyn; brother, Howard Sutton of West Newton; also, nieces and nephews.

 
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