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Nicholas M. Hruska

April 30, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Nicholas M. Hruska of Bellevue, Nebraska, formerly of Glassport, passed away on March 18, 2021. He was born December 6, 1943 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania to the late Michael Hruska and Margaret (Protz) Hruska. He attended St. Nicholas Catholic School in McKeesport and Graduated from Glassport High School in 1961. He attended McCook Junior College in McCook, Nebraska on a basketball scholarship and served in the Coast Guard. He worked for Allegheny County at Kane Hospital.

Nick was a devoted Steeler and Pirate fan. He had a first-rate sense of humor and was especially proud of being honored in the Glassport hall of fame for local sports. He is survived by his sister Geraldine (Calvin) Guelich of Painesville, Ohio and brother David Hruska of Bellevue, Nebraska. He is also survived by his nieces Karen (Dave) Praznovsky, Janice (Rich) Alvarez, Sherry (Steve) Tytko, Vallerie Hruska, and nephew Brent Hruska. He requested no services.

 
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Joann M. Wallace

April 30, 2021 |

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

Joann M. Wallace, age 59, of McKeesport, passed away on April 29, 2021 at UPMC McKeesport. Born in McKeesport on June 13, 1961, she was the daughter of the late Albert Vavra and the late Theresa (Vavra) Williams. She was a homemaker who enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandson, and was a big fan of the Penguins, Steelers & Pirates. She is survived by her fiancé, Jerry Cunningham; was the mother of Samantha Wallace of McKeesport and Anthony Doratio of McKeesport; grandmother of Luca Margliotti, Trenton Doratio, Giovanni Doratio, and Serenity Doratio; sister of Paul (Georgia) Vavra of Dravosburg, Barbara Habjanetz of Glassport, Raymond Vavra of Glassport and the late Mary Jane Hess, late Patty Bailey, late Jimmy Vavra, and late Albert Vavra.

 
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Robert Gilbert Roberts, Jr.

April 30, 2021 |

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

Robert Gilbert Roberts, Jr., 64, of McKeesport, passed away Sunday, April 25, 2021. He was born June 29, 1956 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Robert Gilbert Roberts, Sr., and the late Darlene Elizabeth (Holmes) Roberts, Robert was a member of Central Highlands Community United Methodist Church and worked for Basic Carbide.

 
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Charlotte (Suley) Lewis Ban

April 29, 2021 |

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

Charlotte (Suley) Lewis Ban, age 70, of White Oak, died on April 26, 2021, at home.

She was a retired nurse's aid, working in the assisted living field. Charlotte was a lifelong resident of Turtle Creek and graduated T.C.H.S. in 1968. She was a member of Mary, Mother of God Parish. She cared for so many in her life, and with a heart that was bigger than her, she provided love to all young, old, men, women, and furry friends. Charlotte also enjoyed gardening and tending to her animal children.

She is survived by her son, John Michael; brother, Richard Suley; and many other extended family members. Arrangements were entrusted to Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory.

 
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Christopher James “Rave” Millington

April 29, 2021 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Christopher James “Rave” Millington, 33, of Pittsburgh, formerly of West Mifflin and New Castle, passed away on Tuesday, April 27, 2021, in Pittsburgh following a tragic accident. He was born on October 16,  1987, in Pittsburgh to the surviving Scott P. Millington and Karin M. Cain. Christopher is survived by his parents Scott P. Millington of Glassport and Karin Cain of Brentwood. He also leaves behind his daughter Shayla R. Millington of Brentwood, who Christopher was incredibly proud of and he considered his greatest achievement, his sister Amandia (John) Millington of Munhall, nephew Johnny, many Aunts, Uncles, and cousins, and his dogs, Sadie, Kitty, and Icey. Christopher was preceded in death by his brother Scotty Albert Millington. He was a graduate of the Lawrence County Vo-Tech, was a life member of the V.F.W, enjoyed shooting pool, riding his bike, going fishing, darts, playing Play Station, but most of all he loved and cared for all of his family and will forever be remembered as having a big heart overflowing with compassion. He took special care to take care of his mother who will forever dearly miss him, he was her support who was always there to help her when it was needed. Christopher loved to work and worked for himself as an independent contractor doing construction.

 
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Leroy "Pooh" Richel

April 29, 2021 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Leroy "Pooh" Anthony Richel, 39, of Glassport passed away April 29, 2021 at home.  He is the son of the late Robert and Rose (Danielson) Richel, Sr.  He is survived by his son Robert "Tubbie" Richel of Port Vue; siblings Bobbi Jo (Mark Rupinski) Richel of Glassport, Betty Jo Richel of Glassport, Jody Upperman of Port Vue, Tina (Keith Snyder) Richel of North Huntingdon, Sissy Richel of Port Vue anmd Robert (Jen) Richel, Jr. of Port Vue; brother-in-law Robert Upperman of Port Vue; also many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Billie Jo Richel.  Friends received at the Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport on Tues. from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8.  In lieu of flowers, the family requestes that donations be made directly to the funeral home.

 


Paul Edward Runge

April 29, 2021 |

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

Paul Edward Runge, 78, of White Oak, passed away Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at home. He was born January 16, 1943 in Boston, PA and was the son of the son of the late Edward L. and Catherine (Faye) Runge. Paul worked as an electrician for the former US Steel in Christy Park and General Dynamic.  He was a former member of the MOOSE club in Elwood City and enjoyed model trains.  He was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan and avid NASCAR fan, most notably Mark Martin in the number 6 car.  He is survived by his wife, Carol L. (Knox) Runge, sons, Gregory Runge of Groton, CT and David Paul Runge of White Oak, daughters, Michele Renee Smedberg (Fiancé Chris Mirante) of Norwich, CT, and Carrie Lynn (Randy) Olsen of Waterford, CT, grandchildren, Chelsea, Jonathan and Ashley, great-grandchildren, Ezekiel and Paisley, brother, Bernard Runge and sisters, Dorrine Miller and Faye Ann Pellasce, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  Paul was preceded in death by his son, Neal Alan Runge, grandson, Nathan, sisters, Mary Alice Skroupski and Marlene Corazzelli and brother, Raymond Runge. There is no visitation. A memorial service will be held Monday, May 3, 2021 at 11:00 am at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 1638 Lincoln Way, White Oak, 15131 (412) 672-6322 Troy J. Gilbert, Director. Private burial will be held in Connecticut at a later date. Condolences may be made at GilbertFuneralHomeandCrematory.com

 


Thomas N. Muse, Jr.

April 29, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Thomas N. Muse, Jr., 72, husband of Angelyn Muse, of Summerville, South Carolina, passed away on Friday, April 9, 2021.

Tom was born in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania on October 18, 1948. He was the son of Thomas Muse Sr. and Norma Muse. He proudly served our country in the United States Army from 1968 to 1971.He became a Green Beret serving in the 6th Special Forces and Special Forces Airborne Division. He later served as Human Resources manager for Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania then later completed his 31 year career at the Nuclear Power Training Unit in Goose Creek, South Carolina.

 
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Lawrence “Jim” Cooper

April 28, 2021 |

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

Lawrence “Jim” Cooper, age 81, of White Oak, died on Sunday, April 25, 2021.  He was born in Robinson Twp. on November 7, 1939 and is the son the late Robert L. and Lois M. Shoup Cooper. 

He was retired from the US Air Force and then worked in the aerospace industry for TRW and Northwood Aerospace in California and Utah.

 
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Tylor Matthew Steinkopf

April 28, 2021 |

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

Tylor Matthew Steinkopf, age 35, of Liberty Borough, died Monday, April 26, 2021.  He was born in McKeesport on November 25, 1985 and is the son of William M. and Robyn McCauley Steinkopf of Liberty Borough.  Tylor enjoyed working on cars along with his latest passion of building remote control cars.

 
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Frank Michael “Fortunato” Maglicco

April 28, 2021 |

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

Frank Michael "Fortunato" Maglicco, 80, of North Huntingdon, passed away Sunday, April 25, 2021 at home. He was born June 9, 1940 in McKeesport and was the son of the late William "Bull" and Kathleen (Naugle) Maglicco. He was a graduate of McKeesport High School, Youngstown State University, where he was a member of Kappa Sigma Kappa/ Theta Xi and The University of Pittsburgh.  Frank retired after 37 years as a teacher, most tenured at AIU and was also was safety director and a truck driver for Schlessinger Trucking.  He was an active and faithful member of St. Mary's Romanian Church in McKeesport. Frank was head guard and manager of Renzie pool, and very active in athletics. He played football for McKeesport High School, coached football and wrestling at Serra Catholic High School and coached wrestling at South Allegheny High School. He loved visiting friends and fishing at his cabin in Bedford County.

 
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Barbara A. Bills

April 28, 2021 |

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

Barbara A. Bills, age 65 of Port Vue, formerly of White Oak, died April 27, 2021, at UPMC McKeesport Hospital.  Born April 16, 1956, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Charles Blamick Jr. and Gertrude (Fullard) Blamick and wife of Theodore "Ted" Bills. Barbara used to work for the Daily News and was also a member of the Red Hat Society. She was a graduate of McKeesport High School and went on to study at Duff's Business Institute.

 
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Gerard E. Price

April 28, 2021 |

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

Gerard E. Price, age 79 of White Oak, passed away on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 in Canterbury Place, Pittsburgh.  Born September 7, 1941 in Pittsburgh, he was a son of the late Michael and Victoria McCarthy and the adoptive son of the late Helen and Mathis Price.  A graduate of both Carrick High School and the University of Pittsburgh, Gerard served three tours of duty during the Vietnam War in the US Marine Corps, attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant, followed by service with both the US Army and US Air Force.  He also graduated from both the Pennsylvania State Police Academy and FBI Academy in Quantico, VA and retired as a detective with the University of Pittsburgh Police Force.  Gerard was a member of the Free and Accepted Masonic Lodge # 221, Franklin/St. John's/Trinity as well.  He is survived by his wife Mary Ann (Farmer) Price, his son Bryan (fiancee Melissa Horn) McCarthy of Versailles, and grandson Michael McCarthy. 

 
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Gerald Burger

April 27, 2021 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Gerald Thomas “Boogs” Burger, 74 of Glassport, passed away on April 24, 2021 at UPMC McKeesport. He was born in McKeesport on March 21, 1947 to the late George and Anna Reskovac Burger. Gerald was the loving husband of 35 years to Luanne Gabelli Burger. He is survived by his wife Luanne, his sons Thomas (Stacey) Burger, Robert Goldberg, Clinton (Nicole) Goldberg, Michael Goldberg, and Eric (Ashlee) Goldberg, as well as his daughters Dana (Robert) Burger-Carney, Lori Goldberg-Moninger, Erin (Rob) Goldberg, and Holly (Chevy) Goldberg. He is also survived by his grandchildren Willie, Chelsea, Alyssa, Heather, Kayla, Douglas, and Addison, Abby, Clint Jr., Nalayah, Namir, Amani, Yusuf, Jaylee, Ava, Autumn, Dylan, Gracynn, and Logan as well as his great-grandson Zane.

 
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Richard Allen Funk

April 27, 2021 |

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

Richard Allen Funk, 71, of Ardara, passed away Monday, April 26, 2021 at his home.  He was born March 6, 1950 in Braddock, a son of the late Luther and Dorothy (Kapostas) Funk.  Prior to his retirement, Rich was an expeditor for US Steel and a veteran of the US Army having served during the Vietnam War.  He was a member of Ardara United Presbyterian Church and a social member of Larimer Fire Hall.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce (Schueler) Funk; and daughter, Tammi Funk.  He is survived by his sons, Richard and his wife Lisa, Grant and his wife, Amy; daughter, Jill Shoff and her husband, Nathan; brothers, Troy, Robert, Albert, James; sisters, Marion Dillen, Judy Varga; grandchildren, Kara, Tyler and Tylor.

 
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Kathleen Ann Hawthorne

April 27, 2021 |

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

Kathleen Ann Hawthorne, 80, of North Versailles Twp. died April 25, 2021. Daughter of the late William P. and Hulda (Krieger) Rafferty. Beloved wife of James Hawthorne.  Loving mother of Terry (John) Schultz, James (Nancy) Hawthorne, Barb (Jim) Lloyd, and Bill (Cindy) Hawthorne. Dear grandmother of John (Lisa) Schultz, Tim (Alicia) Hawthorne, Matthew (Sarah) Hawthorne, Ryan (Erin) Hawthorne, Adam (Lara) Hawthorne, Josh (Ashley) Lloyd, Justin Lloyd, and Jordan Lloyd.  9 great-grandchildren.  Sister of Maryanne Glaub, Sharon Cindric, the late Patty Smith, and the late Carol Fowler.  Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Kathleen enjoyed spending time with her family and trips to the Casino.

 
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William “Bill” Tucci

April 27, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

William “Bill” Tucci, 78, of Baldwin Health Center, formerly of East McKeesport, died April 23, 2021. He was born on April 23, 1943 and was a son of the late Leonard Tucci Sr. and Mary (Venuto) Tucci. Bill was also preceded in death by brothers, Joseph, Michael, Albert, Leonard, John and James, and sisters, Louise Comunale and Edith Tucci. He is survived by brother, Richard Tucci of North Huntingdon and his sister Mary Woody of North Huntingdon.

Bill was a good-natured person with a sense of humor and was very well liked by all his friends. He was a huge fan of his many nieces and nephews and loved them very much. They were the highlight of his life.

Bill worked in construction along with his brothers and took much pride in his work. Christmas was his most favorite time of year. He drove to Maryland with a friend where they cut down Christmas trees and hauled them back to sell.

Later in life with failing health it became necessary for him to live in personal care homes. In 2020 he was a patient at Baldwin Health Center, Pittsburgh. He received excellent health care there until he was called home to be with God on his birthday, April 23, 2021. He will be missed by those who loved him.

 
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Chris L Westbrooks, Sr.

April 27, 2021 |

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

Chris L Westbrooks, Sr., 57, died April 22, 2021. Friends will be received Thursday, April 29, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Robert A. Waters Funeral Home, Inc., 2326 Jenny Lind Street, McKeesport, PA 15132, where a funeral service will be held at 12 noon.

 


Marian L. (Franklin) Nash

April 27, 2021 |

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

Marian L. (Franklin) Nash, 61, died April 24, 2021.

Friends will be received Thursday April 29, 2021 from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM in the Robert A. Waters Funeral Home, Inc., 2326 Jenny Lind Street, McKeesport, PA 15132. A Funeral Service will be held Friday, April 30, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Macedonia Baptist Church, 17 Cochran Street, Duquesne, PA 15110.

 


Jean Elizabeth Pozzuto

April 26, 2021 |

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

Jean Elizabeth Pozzuto, 89, of Naples FL, formerly of Elizabeth Township, passed away Friday, April 23, 2021 just one day after her birthday due to complications of COVID. She was born April 22, 1932 in Duquesne and was the daughter of the late Edward and Agnes (Wohl) Shaffer. Jean was a devoted wife of 70 years to the late Michael Pozzuto, who passed away January 16, 2021. She worked alongside her husband, as a Manager of Pozzuto & Sons Plumbing but also as proprietor of Jean's Bath Boutique. She was a member of Mary, Mother of God, St. Patrick Church, Christy Park. 

 
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Theodore D. Kelley Jr.

April 26, 2021 |

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

Theodore D. Kelley Jr., 83, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, April 26, 2021 at his home.  He was born July 15, 1937 in Wilkinsburg, a son of the late Theodore D. and Francis (Pearl) Kelley.  Prior to his retirement, Ted was a pipefitter for Elliott Co., Jeannette, member of Immaculate Conception Church, Irwin, and a veteran of the US Navy.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting, making wine and gardening. 

He is survived by his loving wife, Anne (Pesto) Kelley; sons, Theodore D. Kelley III and his wife, Lisa, Anthony Kelley; daughters, Colleen Plank, Jeanie Coleman, Lynn Kelley; brothers, Joseph (Carol) Kelley, Robert (Shirley) Kelley, Edward Kelley; sister, Nancy Visnic; grandchildren, Jarred, Bethany, Devin, Joseph (Melissa), Nicole, Janet, Shawn, April (Bill), Stephanie, Rhiannon, Dean, Colton; great-grandchildren, Kaitlin, Lily, Mia, Keelan, Cayden, Trevor, Harper, Alison, Haley, Cassandra, Brandon; and close friend, Donald Pyle.

 
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Evert D. Danielson

April 26, 2021 |

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

Evert D. Danielson, 83, of North Huntingdon, passed away Sunday, April 25, 2021 at Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville.  He was born June 21, 1937 in McKeesport, a son of the late Evert and Edna (Cristy) Danielson.  Prior to his retirement, Evert was a tool and die maker for Precise Technology.  He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church of N. Huntingdon and was an avid football fan and his favorite team to watch was the US Naval Acadamy.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Sandra L. Danielson.  He is survived by his daughters, Leayn Hernandez and her husband, Robert and Linda Crowl and her husband, Wayne; grandchildren, Jason (Shelly), Tia (Travis), Quinn (Leigh Ann), Chelsea; great-grandchildren, Brady, Collin, Nate, Tyson, Tessa, Alana, Olivia and Amelia. Services are private.

 
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Mary E. Kraynak

April 26, 2021 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Mary E. Kraynak, 99, originally of Glassport died April 23, 2021 at The Palms at O'Neil. Born Oct. 15, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Elizabeth (Carr) Chaputa. She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Michael Kraynak.  She is survived by her son Jack (Jean) Florko; grandchildren Christopher Florko and Marjorie (Matt) Leaver and great grandson Varian Leaver and many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by longtime dear family friend and her son of the heart, Kevin Maksin. 

She was preceded in death by her sister Helen Medved.  Mary was a member of St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church; Ladies Auxilary #803 VFW and Ladies Auxilary St. Ann Devine Redeemer

 
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Leonora M. “Lee” (Delle Donne) Trankocy

April 26, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Obituary

Leonora M. “Lee” (Delle Donne) Trankocy of North Versailles, age 86, on Saturday, April 24, 2021, completed her earthly journey and moved on to her heavenly home.

Beloved wife of Richard J. Trankocy, Sr. for 63 years. Treasured mother of Richard J. (Susan) Trankocy, Jr. and Susan (Stephen) Kennedy of Braddock. Dear grandmother of Robert Kennedy, Randy (Tiffany) Jones, Shannon (Dustin) Dubensky and Caitlin Jones. Proud great-grandmother of Henry and Alexandra Jones; Ella Sue, Lucy and Lila Dubensky.

Leonora was raised in Rankin, graduated from Rankin High School in 1953 and was a willing volunteer for many Rankin reunions.

Leonora’s first job as a teenager was with Jaison’s, a women’s store in Braddock where she worked along with her sister, Carmella. After graduation, she became employed with Beneficial Finance where she worked until she became a mother. Leonora resumed her work with Beneficial when her children were grown and completed a 28-year career as an Administrative Assistant with the firm. While raising the children, Leonora was an active volunteer and leader with the P.T.A. and Boy Scouts.

Leonora has been a 7-decade member of Ss. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church in Braddock. She was a member of the Byzantine Catholic Serra Club of Pittsburgh and the Braddock Elks Lodge #883 and the ‘Valley Seniors’ of her neighborhood in Green Valley.

Leonora was proud of her Italian heritage and was a member of the Primavera Lodge of the I.S.D.A. in Swissvale. She delighted in spending both Italian Day and Byzantine Catholic Day at Kennywood. When at home, Leonora enjoyed porch conversations, painting ceramics and watching figure skating on television.

 
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Robert J. "Robbie" Nystrom

April 25, 2021 |

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

Robert "Robbie" J. Nystrom, age 55 of Clairton, passed away at home on Saturday, April 24, 2021.  Born July 7, 1965 in McKeesport, he is the son of Robert L. Nystrom of Elizabeth Twp. and Lucille (Scalise) Herndon (Gary Moore) of Clairton.  A member of the former St. Paulinas Church in Wilson, Robbie was a graduate of Thiel College with a bachelors degree in business administration and psychology and worked at Kaufmann's, Highmark, and most recently Schumann Center.  In his spare time, he was an avid sports fan and athlete, playing baseball for his alma maters Serra Catholic and Thiel and later in the Daily News League and independent minor league ball in Niagara Falls.  Later in life, he umpired and coached for both Clairton and Ringgold Schools and CCAC.   He loved his Pittsburgh sports teams, always wearing #21 in honor of Roberto Clemente.  Robbie was also a member of the CFU Lodge #248 of Clairton (their baseball and basketball tournaments were his favorite weekends of the year), the WAC in Wilson, and the Sons of Columbus, Santa Maria Council in Clairton.  He joins his wife, the late Gina (Giordano) Nystrom, who passed away in 2002.  Robbie is survived by his children Robbie C. (Kasey Seibert) Nystrom of Elizabeth, Nicole (Ruben Morales) Nystrom of Lawrence, NJ, and Angela (Taylor Thomas) Nystrom of West Mifflin; his grandchildren Marley and Delaney; sister Alexis (Robert "Bobbo") Trubiani of Donora; his niece and goddaughter Kennedy Trubiani; his nephew Robert Trubiani; his stepfather Kenneth Barna of Clairton; and his puppy Sage.  His grandchildren, nieces, nephew, and dog were his world. 

 
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Melanie A. Hansen

April 25, 2021 |

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

Melanie A. Hansen, age 68, of North Huntingdon, died on Sunday, April 25, 2021. Born in McKeesport on June 17, 1952, she is the daughter of the late Walter and Dorothy (Bungert) Argall, and the wife of William D. Hansen, Jr.

 
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Edgar Leo George

April 24, 2021 |

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

Edgar Leo George, age 89 of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Thursday, April 22, 2021 in Hempfield Manor Nursing Home, Greensburg.  Born May 17, 1931 in Pitcairn, he was a son of the late Arthur and Catherine (Bost) George.  A US Air Force Veteran of the Korean War, Edgar retired as the sales manager at Hillview Motors in Greensburg.  He was also a member of St. Joachim and Anne Parish, St. Michael's Church, in Elizabeth Twp., it's Usher's Club where he served as a past-president, and the VFW of McKeesport, #8430.  Besides his parents, Edgar was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years Irene (Golick) George, who passed away March 28, 2020, and his siblings: Eugene George, Ruth Lattimore, Alice Waltz, Marian Hines, and Rita Schmidt.  

 
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Ronald Gene Thompson, Sr.

April 23, 2021 |

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

Ronald Gene Thompson, Sr., 83, of McKeesport, passed away Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at home. He was born June 15, 1937 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Ben F. Thompson and the late Dora M. Thompson Teribery. He was the husband of the late Mary Jo (Bero) Thompson who passed away May 15, 2013. Ronald was a retired truck driver and was a member of the PNA.

 
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Geraldine Louise Warren

April 23, 2021 |

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

Geraldine Louise Warren, 77, of White Oak, passed away Tuesday, April 20, 2021. She was born September 25, 1943 in Smithdale and was the daughter of the late Stephen and Ethel (Couchenour) Yuhas. She was the wife of the late Thomas R. Warren who passed away April 22, 2008. Geraldine had worked in the late 1970s at the former US Steel National Tube Works as a furnace operator. She was an avid Steelers and Penguins fan. She love to cook and bake and working in her flower garden. Her grandchildren were the love of her life.

 
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Eugene C. Kusner

April 23, 2021 |

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

Eugene C. Kusner, 90, of North Huntingdon, Pa., passed away peacefully on Thursday April 22, 2021. He was born March 9, 1931 to the late Michael and Julia Kusner of White Oak, Pa. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant brother.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Barbara Kusner, daughter Linda Barsevich (Michael) of Pittsburgh, Pa.; sister Vera Wrobleski (Edward) of Malvern, Pa.; and sister-in-law Jeanne O’Toole (Tom) of Glenside, Pa.; and Kathy Hula of Gainesville, Fl.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews in eastern Pennsylvania and Florida.  

Gene was a proud veteran who spent four years in the Air Force during the Korean War as an Airman First Class. Gene was a classic car enthusiast. His 1966 Mustang and 1974 Lincoln won countless first place prizes at area shows. And once appeared on the cover of Car and Driver magazine. He was an avid gardener who loved to grow tomatoes. Gene also enjoyed traveling the United States.

In 1972, he drove his family across the country in a motor home to visit all of the National Parks. Gene especially enjoyed the mule ride to the bottom of the Grand Canyon. His favorite vacation spot was Bar Harbor, Maine, where he and Barbara ferried across the Bay of Fundy to Nova Scotia. 

He was employed for many years at Firth Sterling Steel Co. in McKeesport and Robertshaw in New Stanton. He was a member of Saint Agnes Church in North Huntingdon for more than 60 years. During that time, he served as an usher and also spent time with their garden club.  Eugene was very loved and lived a good long life.

 
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Louis M. “Spike” Kelley

April 22, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Louis M. “Spike” Kelley, 92, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 19, 2021 at his residence.  Born on March 24, 1929, in Port Vue, PA, Louis was the 13th child of James W. Kelley and Mary Ann McCaffery-Kelley.  He moved to McKeesport at the age of 10 and later received his diploma from McKeesport High School, class of 1948. 

He proudly served in the US Navy from 1945 through 1949.  Following his discharge, he worked for US Steel for 30 years.  Upon retiring from US Steel, he worked for the International Union until his second retirement at the age of 74.  At the time of his retirement, he held the position as the Assistant Director in District 10, covering the state of PA.  He was an active member of Beulah Park Methodist Church, serving a number of groups including the Youth Group for many of years.  He was also a long-time member of the White Oak Lions Club and W.O.A.A.  He loved sports and served the community by coaching a number of teams including Basketball, Base Ball and Soft Ball teams.

Louis married his love, Nancy (Virag) Kelley on January 5, 1950 and they celebrated 53 years of marriage until her death on January 21, 2003 from pancreatic cancer.  Following Nancy’s death, Louis was blessed with a friend and partner, Laura Rain, with whom he spent almost 15 years until her death in October of 2019.

Louis is survived and cherished by: his son, Timothy Kelley; his daughter-in-law, Karen; his granddaughter Krystal Lui and husband Augusto; his grandson Sean Kelley and his wife Lindsay; 4 great-grandsons; Aidan, Ryan, Quinn and Preston; as well as a number of extended family members and friends, including the Anderson family of Lancaster.

 
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Emma M. Poorman

April 22, 2021 |

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

Emma M. (Losteter) Poorman, age 84 of Spring Hill, FL and formerly of Clairton, passed away on Sunday, April 18, 2021 in Bayfront Health Center, Spring Hill.  Born February 26, 1937 in West Mifflin, she was a daughter of the late Lester and Loretta (Andrews) Losteter.  A former member of Lebanon Presbyterian Church in West Mifflin, Emma worked as a deli manager at Publix in Florida and formerly of the Cash and Carry, and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star #316 of Clairton.  Besides his parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Clair A. Poorman who passed  away November 8, 1997.  Emma is survived by her daughters Cheryl Smeal-Bush and Tracey (Dennis) Jenkins, both of Mulberry, FL; her son Scott (Melony) Poorman of Spring Hill, FL; her grandchildren Jennifer Parish, Stephanie LaForest, Jonathan Stockdill, Kevin and Katie Jenkins, Amanda Reid, and Colin Poorman; and her eight grandchildren. 

 
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Veronica C. Swomley

April 22, 2021 |

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

Veronica C. Swomley, age 78, of McKeesport, died April 22, 2021, at UPMC McKeesport Hospital.  Born December 24, 1942, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Ethel (Kovacs) Bozga and wife of the late Thomas J. Swomley.

 
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Dona K. Miller

April 22, 2021 |

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

Dona K. Miller, 76, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Tuesday, April 20, 2021. She was born July 20, 1944 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Richard and Elizabeth (Ritchey) Pentland. Dona was a member of the Buena Vista Presbyterian Church and was the office manager of her husband, Dr. Dan Miller. She is survived by her husband, Dr. Clarence Daniel Miller, son, Dr. Daniel Shawn and his wife Mandeep Miller of Rostraver, grandchildren, Alex, Luke and Sophie Miller, and nephew, Rick and his wife Rena Everly of Sewickley Township. She was preceded in death by her sister, Ruth Ann Everly. There is no visitation. Arrangements are by Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township.(412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, director. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 


Tyler A. Dakota "TIP" Pozzuto

April 21, 2021 |

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

Tyler A. Dakota “TIP” Pozzuto, age 22, of McKeesport, died on Saturday, April 17, 2021. He was born in Pittsburgh, on July 12, 1998, and is the son of John Pozzuto of Port Vue and Jacqueline Brown Harrison of McKeesport. Tyler was a self-employed landscaper for many years.

 
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Louise Theresa Craven

April 21, 2021 |

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

Louise Theresa Craven, age 90, of Port Vue Borough, died Sunday, April 18, 2021.  She was born in McKeesport on October 5, 1930 and is the daughter of the late Stephen and Margaret (Calesaric/Koleszarik) Santa and the wife of the late Edward Richard Craven, Sr.

She was an accountant for various prominent firms in the Pittsburgh area.

 
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Sharon Ann Dimond

April 21, 2021 |

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

Sharon Ann Dimond, age 56, of Pittsburgh, died on Saturday, April 17, 2021.  She was born in Cleveland, Ohio on October 26, 1964 and is the daughter of the late Robert and Jessie Hooker Uridil and the wife of the late Robert John Dimond, who died on December 29, 2020.

 
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Gary Allen Klimek

April 21, 2021 |

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

Gary Allen Klimek, age 68, of McKeesport died on Friday, April 16, 2021.  He was born in Braddock on April 12, 1958 and is the son of William and Irene Gazdag Klimek.  Gary was employed in the custodial division by various department stores in the area, including K-Mart and Sears.

 
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David Henning

April 21, 2021 |

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

David Henning, age 51 of McKeesport, died April 20, 2021, at home. Born December 10, 1969, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Donald Henning and Alice Gardner Myers Henning.

David was a McKeesport High School graduate and was a huge McKeesport Tigers fan. He loved working at Giant Eagle, and everyone who stopped in knew his smiling face. David was a life-long member of the Kephart United.
Methodist Church.  David was a Pittsburgh sports fanatic and could tell you the stats for every Pittsburgh team. He was truly an inspiration to everyone he knew and had a gift for making lasting friendships.

He will be greatly missed by all.

David is survived by his aunt Mary Ellen Hawley, uncle Harl Hawley, and aunt Mildred Thomas; cousins Karen Jeffer, Sharon King,  Arthur F. Myers, Thomas Myers, Craig Myers, Brian Myers, Melanie Kortz, Robin Galatin, Tara Sue Minyon, Christopher Hawley and Richard Hawley, his Fawcett Plan extended family, including Doreen Jacobs, who was always faithfully by David’s side during his illness, and her sons, Bobby, Anthony, Ryan, and daughter, Dana DelDuca-Cindric, Jamie McDonald, and many more.  They not only considered David part of their family but played a huge role in his care throughout his life.

 
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David S. Williams

April 20, 2021 |

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

David S. Williams, age 72, of McKeesport, died April 16, 2021, at The Grove Irwin.  Born August 14, 1948, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late David T. and Jennie (Davis) Williams.

 
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Chris A. Schlegel

April 20, 2021 |

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

Chris Schlegel, 64, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, April 19, 2021 at Transitions Healthcare, North Huntingdon.  She was born November 12, 1956 in Pittsburgh, daughter of the late Wayne and Janet L. (Loughner) Watson.  Chris enjoyed gathering with her friends for a glass of wine, playing Bingo, cards and especially loved being with her three granddaughters.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gary Lee Schlegel.  She is survived by her son, Evan Schlegel and his wife, Debra; daughter, Erika Blackburn and her boyfriend, Kevin Mills; brother, Todd Watson; sister, Cherie Stouffer; granddaughters, Kaitlyn Blackburn, Aria and Ryleigh Schlegel; son-in-law, Justin Blackburn; and numerous nieces and nephews.

 
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Linda Lee Kelley

April 20, 2021 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Linda Lee Kelley, 58, of Glassport passed away on Monday, April 19, 2021 at home. She was born in McKeesport on September 23, 1962 to the late Howard Kelley and Dorothy, Rack, Kelley. She is survived by her daughters Cynthia Shelton of Clairton and Lori (Allen) Close of South Park as well as her son Donald (Julia) Shelton of Jefferson Hills. She is also survived by her brother Howard J. Kelley of Clairton as well as many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sisters LouAnn and Kimberley Lynn Kelley as well as her brothers George Rack, James Fleming, and John Fleming. She enjoyed camping in Tionesta, bingo, and spending time with her 5 grandchildren, Kayla, Allen Jr., Donald, Joshua, and Joseph.

 
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Jason Wilson LaFrankie

April 20, 2021 |

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

Jason Wilson LaFrankie, age 49 of Jefferson Hills, passed away at home on Monday, April 19, 2021.  Born September 29, 1971 in Pittsburgh, he was a son of Betty Jane "Janie" (Wilson) LaFrankie of Jefferson Hills and the late Robert Francis LaFrankie.  A member of St. Thomas a Becket Church, Jason is survived, besides his mother, by his sons Cooper William LaFrankie and Maddox Robert LaFrankie, both of Jefferson Hills, and their mother Toni (Malley) LaFrankie; his brothers R. Keith LaFrankie of Breckenridge, CO and Bradley Stephen (Ellen) LaFrankie of Easton, MD; his aunt Jacqueline (the late George) Taylor of Buffalo, NY; his nephews and niece Wyatt, Nash, and Hattie LaFrankie of Breckenridge, CO; his cousins Ingrid (Ben) Vinci of Denver, CO and Ian (Anna) Taylor of Aspen, CO; and his best buddies Sam and Leo Vinci.

 
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Felix “Lefty” Marcello

April 20, 2021 |

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

Felix “Lefty” Marcello, 96, of North Versailles, passed away Monday April 12, 2021. He was the father of Donald Marcello, Larry (Lisa) Marcello, Sharon (Gary) Schultz, and Kathryn “Kitty” (Brian) Spacht; grandfather of Shannon (Anthony) Moorehead, Brandon (Jen) Schultz, Erin (Steve) Noll, Jenna (Josh) Kraus, Mike Marcello, Matt Marcello, and Max Marcello; great grandfather of 12; uncle to numerous nieces and nephews; and brother to Teresa “Tesie” Marcello.

He was a member of Mary Mother of God Parish (formerly St. Robert Bellarmine Church), where he volunteered with fundraising events.

He was a retired teacher that instructed industrial arts for Pittsburgh Public Schools, and served as a deputy for the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Dept. (1984-2004). Lefty was an Army Sgt. In the 11th Airborne that served during WWII, a member of the VFW, American Legion Post #527, Moose Lodge, and ISDA, Wilkins Township.

 
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Andrew Hrizo

April 20, 2021 |

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

Andrew Hrizo, 92, of Laurel Mountain Boro., formerly of Duquesne, fell asleep in the Lord on Saturday, April 17, 2021. Born May 22, 1928,in Duquesne, he was the son of the late Peter and Mary (Laychak) Hrizo. Mr. Hrizo was a retired employee of the former Duquesne Works U.S. Steel Corporation, a proud veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Korean conflict, a member of the Gen. Smedley D. Butler White Oak American Legion, the Fort Ligonier V.F.W. Post 734, and a former member of Ss. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, Duquesne. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Peter and John Hrizo, and four sisters, Mary Hrizo, Ann Hrizo, Helen Haluschak and Margaret Pomocki. He is survived by a nephew, Dennis (Brandalyn) Hollin and great nieces and nephews.

 
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Marie Vickers

April 19, 2021 |

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

Marie Vickers, age 76, of Port Vue, died April 17, 2021, at UPMC McKeesport Hospital. Born March 7, 1945, in Brentwood, she was the daughter of the late William and Marie Benoit and wife of the late Herbert "Herb" Vickers for 55 years. Marie worked at McKeesport National Bank and then PNC Bank. When her sons were growing up, she was active with the Port Vue Athletic Association and always cheering them on at their ballgames. She was a devoted mother and grandmother and was proud of them all.

 
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Leon V. Kulasa

April 19, 2021 |

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

Leon V.  Kulasa,  81, of Monroeville, formerly of McKeesport and Pleasant Hills, passed away Friday, April 16, 2021 at home. He was born June 18, 1939 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Leon J. and Helen (Szajnukowska) Kulasa. He was a member of Mary, Mother of God Parish. Leon was a retired Engineer. He had worked for Westinghouse, Pittsburgh DeMoine Steel and Bricmont. He loved astronomy, golf, reading, and was a casino black jack fan. He loved to travel. He visited many places including the Great China Wall, Russia, Japan, and Saudi Arabia.

 
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Dorothy A. Kane

April 19, 2021 |

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

Dorothy A. Kane, age 77, of McKeesport, died April 13, 2021, at home.  Born June 23, 1943, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Martha (Pemberton) White and wife of the late Richard Kane with whom she shared 53 beautiful years of marriage.

 
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Charles W. Israel

April 19, 2021 |

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

Charles W. Israel, 87, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, April 19, 2021 at Redstone Highlands, North Huntingdon surrounded by his loving family.  He was born April 23, 1933 in Pittsburgh and raised in Coshocton, Ohio, son of the late William V. and Marion (Ford) Israel, raised by his grandmother Goldie Mae Israel and Axel Hillstrom.  He graduated from Fresno High School and University of Pittsburgh.  Chuck was employed by US Steel, Duquesne Works, Price Waterhouse, and retired from Beckwith Machinery Company. Chuck valued FAMILY above all else and cherished any opportunity to get the family together, especially at the annual beach vacation in Corolla, NC and the annual Crabfest on the back deck. He loved vacations with family at Disney World and various National Parks, especially Arches National Park in Moab, Utah, the Grand Canyon and Canyonlands.  He was a member of St. Agnes Parish where he volunteered as an usher and was instrumental in organizing the St. Agnes Bazaar.  He was a scout leader for Markvue Manor, mentor for Eagle Scouts and started the Luminaria Fundraiser which lives on today.

 
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Patricia J. Brimacombe

April 19, 2021 |

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

Patricia J. Brimacombe, age 85, of Port Vue, died April 17, 2021, at UPMC McKeesport Hospital.  Born January 5, 1936, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Agnes (Hoffmeister) Johnson, and wife of the late William Brimacombe.  Pat worked as a secretary for Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory and was an active member of Port Vue United Methodist Church.  She had a talent for making blankets and happily gave them to many family and friends.  Her family was also the recipient of many baked goods over the years, but cookies were her specialty.

 
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Genevieve E. Hoover

April 19, 2021 |

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

Genevieve "Genny" E. Hoover, age 91, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Friday, April 16, 2021 at Jefferson Hospital. She was a member of The Church in Sutersville. Born October 25, 1929 in Dysart, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Adeline (Lee) Ammerman and wife of the Donald D. Hoover. She is survived by daughter, Lois (Ralph) Brown of White Oak; sons, Donald M. (Madalen) Hoover of Pittsburgh and Charles Hoover of Bon Aqua, TN; grandchildren, Katie (Paul) Diamant, Abby Hoover, Donny (Peggy Sue) Hoover, Joshua (Jessika) Brown, Jeff (Alex) Hoover and Jesse Hoover; great-grandchildren, Brenden, JJ. Nathan, Hudson, Veva, Hunter, Bryce and Lochlan; sister, Marian LeGrande of Cresson; beloved dog, Mickey; also, nieces and nephews.

 
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George W. Whitehead

April 18, 2021 |

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

George W. "Wes" Whitehead, 89, of North Huntingdon, passed away Sunday, April 18, 2021 at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital. He was born July 25, 1931 in North Huntingdon, a son of the late George and Mary (Scott) Whitehead. Prior to his retirement, George was a supervisor for AT&T and a member of the Norwin Church of the Nazarene. He was a world traveler, enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, carpentry and was an all around handyman. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Scott, two brothers, Melvin and Kenneth Whitehead.

 
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Earl L. May

April 18, 2021 |

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

Earl Layton May, 84, of Irwin, passed away April 16, 2021 surrounded by his loving family.  He was born in Johnstown, PA, on August 11, 1936, son of the late William and Beulah May.  He is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, June (Wampler) May; children, Timothy May and his wife, Laurene, Wendy (May) Miller and her husband, Ron, Eric May and his wife, Lisa. 

Also survived by sister, Darlene Felus, daughter-in-law, Penny May; and son-in-law, Ray Crowell; 14 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his children, Quentin May and Rebecca (May) Crowell; sister, LaRue Wilt. 

Earl graduated from Gallitzen High School in 1954, achieved a perfect SAT score, then went off to Pitt to earn his Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering in 1959.  He was a certified Professional Engineer.  After graduation, Earl worked for Lee C. Moore Corp., American St. Gabain Glass, then began a 35 year career with PPG in the Glass Research Division.  He was a graduate of PPG's School of Glass Technology.  At PPG, Earl was a constant source of new ideas that made a significant difference in advancing the technology of glass forming. He was awarded 14 design patents. 

A faithful and devout Christian his whole life, Earl served his country and his church.  He was a member of the US Army Reserves and very active member of Brush Creek Lutheran Church.  He was a leader in council, Sunday school and bible study and a member of the choir.  In addition to serving on many committees, he was chairman of the church’s 200th anniversary in 1973, where he and June designed and built a parade float.  He was also treasurer for Thrivent Financial Services.   

Earl liked to watch his grandkids play softball and hang out with them in his pool.  He was always there for family events and anything they needed.  Earl enjoyed hosting family cookouts, keeping his yard, James Bond movies, reading history and Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and his evening phone calls to sister, Darlene.  But most of all Earl loved spending time with his best friend, June, whether at home, cruising in his BMW, or out for one of their lunch or dinner dates.

 
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Mary F. Pavlik

April 18, 2021 |

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

Mary F. Pavlik, 89, of North Huntingdon, passed away peacefully in Corry, PA on Thursday, April 15, 2021.  She was born in the Pittsburgh area to Eastern European immigrants, the late Andrew and Verna (Bence) Hritz.  Mary and her late husband, John built their lives in North Huntingdon where they raised their family.  Mary was a devoted wife and mother, teaching her children according to God’s word, instilling in them a love for God and family, the importance of a good education and the value of hard work.  

Mary could be found volunteering at church, and served as Eucharistic Minister for St. Agnes church for many years.  Mary was a member of several ladies’ groups at church, and also took communion to the ill and elderly in the community as well as to residents of local nursing homes.  She is fondly remembered for her Eastern European cheregi pastries that she and her late husband John would make together and deliver in person to friends and family.  Mary never shied away from helping family or friends, and was a wonderful, giving, caring and kind soul.  Her presence will be forever missed by her daughter, two sons and daughter-in-law as well as by countless friends and family.

 
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Mila E. Sacramento

April 18, 2021 |

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

Mila E. Sacramento, age 10, of Irwin passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, April 17, 2021 after a courageous battle with brain cancer.  Mila was born October 10, 2010 at Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville, beloved daughter of Neal and Dawn (Sommers) Sacramento of Irwin.  Mila is also survived by paternal grandparents, Tony (Pap Pap) and Sharon (Meme) Sacramento of North Huntingdon.  Maternal grandmother, Elizabeth (Nana) Sommers and partner, Richard (Pappy Richie) Tucci of Irwn. 

Mila was a fourth grader at Norwin Hahntown Elementary and a member of Immaculate Conception Church, Irwin.  Mila cherished weekly Target trips with her Nana, cooking lessons with Meme and teasing her Pap Pap on his daily visits.  Mila had a special bond with grandparents on both sides.  

She also treasured her time with cousin, Rocco Sacramento and BFF’s Riley Baker and Faith Pascus.  Mila was an avid Minecraft and Robox gamer.  She was a collector of many things like her Daddy, with her favorite being stuffed animals and LOL dolls.  She loved arts and crafts, reading books, pop music, drive in movies and the zoo.  Mila’s strong will and courage enabled her to battle through three different types of cancer and 15 major surgeries since the age of three.  She was the true definition of a fighter. 

Mila’s beautiful, brave, caring, funny, loving, smart and witty spirit touched everyone that got to know her.  Mila taught us so much about life in her short time with us.  Saying that she will be missed by all that loved her is an understatement especially by her mommy and best friend Dawn. 

Mila’s memory will live on in the hearts of many.  Mila was greatly loved by her many aunts, uncles and cousins.  Maternal aunts and uncles, Debbie Davidow, John (Lori) Playso, Victor (Mary) Playso, Stephen (Shelly) Playso, John Brady; paternal aunts and uncles, Dean (Katie) Sacramento, Anthony (Kate) Sacramento, Lisa (Casey) O’Malley.

 
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Donna Mae Oats

April 18, 2021 |

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

Donna Mae Oats, age 74, of McKeesport, died April 16, 2021, at home. Born March 17, 1947, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Edwin and Martha (Ostrander) Moore and the loving partner of Dave Robertson for 17 years.

Donna enjoyed sewing, knitting, and going to Bingo.

In addition to her partner Dave, she is survived by her children, Donald White, Steve (Alicia) Oats, and Brandy (Timothy) Tata; grandchildren, Joey (Alexandra), Kimmy (Joseph), Mallorie (Dallas), Steven (Ashley), Adam, Brandon, Christian, Nicholas, Timothy, Meghaan and Samaantha; great-grandchildren, Steven, Preston, Nathan, Landon, Zachariah, Layla, Casey, Anakin, Nova, Anna, Samuel, Joseph, Ian, Amy, Mckenna, and Penelope; sisters, Edith Smith, Rosie Coulter, and Tina Cousineau; and a brother, Harry Moore; as well as many nieces and nephews.

 
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Joann B. Gajdzik

April 17, 2021 |

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

Joann B. Gajdzik, age 80, of McKeesport, died April 15, 2021, at UPMC McKeesport Hospital.  Born June 12, 1940, in Clairton, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Sarah (Spencer) Costa, and the loving wife of the late George P. Gajdzik, Sr., for 55 years.  You could always find Joann with a book reading a western romance novel.  Her sharp wit and intelligence would be on full display while watching Jeopardy with her family.  She always sounded off before anyone else with the answers.  Joann also enjoyed playing scrabble and pinochle.

 
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Gene Abernathy

April 17, 2021 |

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

Gene Abernathy, age 81, of Elizabeth, passed away on Friday, April 16, 2021 at Grandview Estates. He was a retired office clerk at Hercules in West Elizabeth and a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Elizabeth where he was the organist for the past 41 years. Gene always looked forward to and enjoyed luncheons with his close group of friends. Born July 15, 1939 in Elizabeth, he was a son of the late John and Mabel (McCorkle) Abernathy. He is survived by nephews, a niece and close friends.

 
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Jamie J. Chonko

April 16, 2021 |

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

Jamie J. Chonko, age 35, of West Mifflin, passed away on April 15, 2021, at home. Born on June 9, 1985, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of Karen (Seibel) Benvin of West Homestead and her late step father David Benvin and the late Charles Sloss. She was the co-owner of Pizzarella in West Mifflin, a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish-Holy Name Church and a former pharmacy tech at Jefferson Hospital and Penn-Taft Pharmacy. 

She was the best wife and mother that anyone could ask for and she loved to spend time with her family and go shopping. Jamie was the loving wife of 14 years to Bradley J. “Brad” Chonko; mother of Rylee Chonko and Gabriella Chonko, both at home; sister of Sara (Ralph) Marsico of Elizabeth, Carly Sloss of West Mifflin, Ashlee (Phil) Fox of Michigan, and Orlando Hale of North Dakota; granddaughter of Nada (late Charles) Sloss of West Mifflin and the late Dot Seibel; daughter-in-law of Jimbo and Marie Chonko of West Mifflin; sister-in-law of Christopher (Kari) Chonko of Jefferson Hills.

 
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Harold R. Smith

April 16, 2021 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Harold "Skip" R. Smith, 52, of Glassport, died April 16, 2021.  He is survived by his dear friend Terry Vietmeier; sister Melisa (Michael) Danko; brother Donn Smith; nephews Nathan Smith, Scott Stewart, Joshua Danko and Evan Danko and niece Micala Domingo.  Skip was a mechanic and a huge Greatful Dead fan who had a heart of gold.  Funeral arrangements by Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport.

 


Eleanor Rose Zang

April 16, 2021 |

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

Eleanor Rose Zang, age 80 of Monroeville and formerly of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 in Forbes Hospital.  Born August 10, 1940 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late George and Mary (Kovacs) Pfefferkorn.  A 1962 graduate of Duquesne University with a bachelor's degree in biology and chemistry, Eleanor retired as a lab technician for the UPMC Hospital System.  She was a member of St. Joachim and Anne Parish, Elizabeth Twp, and was an accomplished knitter, even knitting voluntarily for the homeless.  In her spare time, she also loved to read, golf, watch NASCAR and the Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers, and was a great animal lover.  Besides her parents, Eleanor was preceded in death by her husband Raymond John Zang, who passed away August 13, 1982, and her siblings Irene Maley and Andrew Pfefferkorn.  She is survived by her children Mary (Rocco) Vadala of Brookfield, OH, Amie (Kevin) Finney of Mt. Vernon, Raymond G. (Kasey) Zang of White Oak, and Damien Zang of Elizabeth Twp.; her grandchildren Kaden, Austin, Kenadie, and Avarie Finney and Zavier and Ragan Zang; and also nieces and nephews. 

 
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Pamela Lucretia Pittman Smith

April 16, 2021 |

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

Pamela Lucretia Pittman Smith was born August 10 1964 in Jackson County, Florida to the late Millie J. Pittman & the late M.D Watts . She was raised by the late Mildred & Tony Smith in Duquesne, Pa.  Pamela graduated from Duquesne City School District in 1983 . She worked numerous jobs at Children’s Hospital, LaidLaw as a bus monitor & at American Textile. Pamela loved Bingo, Music & Church .

Pamela attended Payne Chapel AME Church in Duquesne, Pa where she was a Stewardess. She was in the Choir & was with the Alma A. Polk Missionary Society. She was a giver & loved everyone around her .  She’s preceded in death by her siblings Diane, Edward & Edna Smith; also her nieces, Evette (Anthony) Butler & Tawnzella Smith Of Duquesne, Pa .

 
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Barbara Jean Willard

April 15, 2021 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Barbara Jean Willard, 81, of Glassport, died April 15, 2021.  She is the daughter of the late Paul and Ella Mae (Boyd) Cupp and wife of the late Frank Willard.  Barbara is survived by her daughters Terry (Rick) Hughes and Cathy (John) Faye; son Frank Willard; grandchildren Abigail, Jordan, Hillary and Ben; sisters Shirley Barclay, Judy Yuhas, Jane Hopkins and Jacqueline Bilan; brother Carl Cupp and John Cupp; also niece and nephews.  She was preceded in death by son Michael Willard; grandson Justin; sister Armella Ruber and sister Francine Tibbs. Barbara was a very kind person that loved animals and fed the birds that came to her house everyday and loved her family very much.  Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport on Sun. from 4 to 7.

 


Dr. Lawrence L Lyons

April 15, 2021 |

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

Dr. Lawrence L. Lyons, 82, of Hempfield Township died April 14, 2021 at UPMC McKeesport. He was born February 8, 1939 in McKeesport, son of the late George and Anna Margaret (Shoop) Lyons. Dr. Lyons was a member of St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Richard Lyons (Loretta), two sisters, Shirley Lewis (Kenneth) and Barbara Aranos.  He began his career as an Emergency Room physician at UPMC McKeesport and eventually opening his own family practice in White Oak, spanning a career of over 30 years.  He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, St. Agnes Mens Club and a veteran of the U.S. Marines. Larry enjoyed skiing, golfing and family vacations.

 
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LaWanda (McDonald/Muscante) Krauth

April 15, 2021 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

LaWanda (McDonald/Muscante) Krauth . . . LaWanda's kitchen is now closed! 

Born June 22, 1935 in Clairton, Pa went to sleep on April 13, 2021.  Preceded in death by parents, Robert and Emma McDonald, sister Emma Mae Gilligan and husband Dominic A. Muscante.  Also preceded in death by beloved husband, caretaker and best friend, Robert Krauth.  She is survived by her 7 children: Tammy Muscante, Cathy (David) Jay, Falco A. (Gina) Muscante, Anthony Muscante, Anna (the late George) Raine, Susan (Eddy) Medina and Dominic (the late Judy) Muscante; 9 Grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. One day viewing at Wojciechowski Funeral Home located in Glassport on Saturday, April 17, from 2 to 5.  Immediately following viewing, a memorial service will be held at the River City Church, formerly known as Glassport Assembly of God.  A private burial at Round Hill Cemetery at a later date.  LaWanda's wishes were for no flowers.  The family suggests that a donation can be made to a charity of your choice.  Thank You!

 


Joni L. Riddlebaugh

April 14, 2021 |

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

Joni L. Riddlebaugh, 73, of West Mifflin, died April 13, 2021.  She is the daughter of the late Harold and Louise Cutshall and beloved wife of the late Harry Riddlebaugh.  Joni is survived by her step daughter Kimberly (Dave) Hritz; siblings Harold (the late Lynne) Cutshall, Dolores (Eugene) Hamar and Michael (Heather) Cutshall; also nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.  She was preceded in death by sisters Carol Murphy, Nancy Persky and Linda Cutshall.  Joni was retired from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Dept. of Welfare.  Funeral arrangements by Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne.

 


James Dee Giles

April 14, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

James Dee Giles, 83, of Mint Hill, N.C., died Monday, April 5, 2021, at Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center in Charlotte, N.C.

Jim was born and raised in McKeesport, Pa., on August 29, 1937 and was the son of James Robert and Mary Virginia Giles. Jim was one of three children including his brother Robert and sister Judy. Jim married his wife Patti on September 22, 1978 in Willowick, OH. They later moved to Charlotte, N.C., in 1981.

Jim began his career with Celli-Flynn Architects, and was a key figure in the design of the original swimming pool with its below-ground viewing window at the McKeesport Senior High School, as well as the cafeteria design at Francis McClure School. He went on to work for Bruce Miller and Associates before moving to Ohio and then on to North Carolina.

There he worked on several notable projects for the state government and the University of North Carolina school system. Some of the notable projects included various work on: North Carolina State University, Appalachian State and UNC-Charlotte campuses. Throughout his career Jim was an active member in the A.S.H.R.A.E. chapter of NC. Jim retired from United Engineering Group, Inc./McKim & Creed in 2007. Jim continued to be a consultant in his retirement.

 
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Joseph Patrick Alexander Craig

April 13, 2021 |

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

Joseph Patrick Alexander Craig, 62, of Turtle Creek, Pennsylvania passed away on Saturday, April 10, at the home of his daughter after a brave battle with cancer. He was surrounded by those who loved him.

 
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Rosemary M. Gerondites

April 13, 2021 |

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

Rosemary M. Kesser Gerondites, 90, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, April 12, 2021 at home surrounded by her family. She was born April 3, 1931 in Greensburg and was the daughter of the late Henry V. McKay, Sr. and Rose Marie (Gregg) McKay. Rosemary was the wife of the late Milan John Kesser, Sr., who passed away in 1972 and the late James Gerondites, who passed away in 1987.  She was a member of St. Agnes Church in North Huntingdon and was also a member of The Catholic Daughters. She worked for Bell Telephone in her younger days and would later go on to work as a home health aide for many years.  She was also a member of AARP. Rosemary was known for her baking of cakes for all occasions and her beautiful cake decorating skills.

 
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Bradley D. Soles

April 13, 2021 |

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

Bradley D. Soles, age 31, of McKeesport, died April 11, 2021, at UPMC Presbyterian. Born April 1, 1990, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of Kurt D. Soles and Susan (Penn) Soles.

Brad was currently working for the City of McKeesport Public Works. He enjoyed watching a good movie, going out to eat, especially his favorite Sushi, and sports of all kinds. Although Brad found peace in his home's comfort, he loved to laugh and had a contagious smile. He was always willing to help a friend in need.

 
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Hobert E. "Hobie" Wright

April 13, 2021 |

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

Hobert E. "Hobie" Wright, 96, of Greensburg, formerly of Terra Alta, WV, and Elizabeth Township, passed away Sunday, April 11, 2021. He was born December 24, 1924 in St. Albans, WV, and was the son of the late Mac and Alma (Minez) Wright. He was the husband of the late Geraldine (Marraccini) Wright and the late Betty Ellen (Lang) Wright. Hobie was a US Marine Corps Veteran of WWII and the Korean War. He participated in action against the enemy on Iwo Jima from February 19, 1945 to March 16, 1945. He re-enlisted after WWII and served in the Korean War.

 
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Bertha F. Montrose

April 13, 2021 |

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

Bertha Montrose, 97, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, April 12, 2021 at her home.  She was born July 27, 1923 in McKeesport, daughter of the late Thomas and Angelina Grdanski.  Bertha enjoyed listing to Polka music and sitting on her front porch watching all the wildlife in her yard. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Murray Montrose Sr.; brother, William Grdanski; and son-in-law, Kevin Shea. 

She is survived by her sons, Murray Montrose Jr. and his wife, Susan, Rodney Montrose; daughters, Audrey Blazwich and her husband, Leslie, Patty Shea; brother, George Brletic; sisters, Helen Vallelunga, Bernice Marker, Charlotte Valeco; six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.  Services are private.  Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Betty Lou (Edwards) Stull

April 13, 2021 |

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

Betty Lou Stull, age 88, of White Oak, died April 8, 2021, at UPMC McKeesport. Born May 27, 1932, in Kittanning, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Ethel (Cathcart) Edwards and the wife of the late Calvin Stull.

 
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Carol "Sis" Stecak

April 12, 2021 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

  Carol “Sis” Stecak, 76, of Glassport died April 12, 2021. She is the daughter of the late Edmund and Margaret Pacewicz.  She is survived by her beloved husband Paul “Poogie” Stecak, son Mark (Tracey) Stecak; daughter Kelly (Tony) Campitell; grandchildren Marc (Jessica) and Nicholas Stecak, Rachel, Antonio and Angelo Campitell; nephew Jason (Mary) Pacewicz and great nephew Gavin Pacewicz.

 
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Robert Knight

April 12, 2021 |

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

Robert "Bob" Knight, 80, of North Huntingdon, formerly of White Oak, died April 11, 2021.  He is the son of the late Robert and Margaret Knight.  He is survived by his wife Barbara (Knowlson) Knight; sons Brian Knight, Thomas (Megan) Knight and Martin Knight; grandsons Jacob and Cameron and sister Patricia (Joseph) Villani. 

Bob was a retired funeral director, working for many local funeral homes; an area representative for Bass-Mollett and Hydrol Chemical Co.; was a member of the Western Pennsylvania Association of Basketball  Officials and Eastern Association of Interscholastic Football Officials.  Bob was a member of Immaculate Conception Church in Irwin and a former member of St. Angela Merici Parish in White Oak.

 
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Raymond C. Merisko

April 12, 2021 |

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

Raymond C. Merisko, of West Mifflin, passed away peacefully on April 11, 2021, and entered the gates of Heaven. He was born on November 4, 1931 in McKeesport, PA. He was the beloved husband of 54 years to Rose (Bilski) Merisko. He loved his family; father of James (Cheryl) Merisko of Illinois, Daniel Merisko of Butler, PA and Dianne (Keith) Kuzma of Jefferson Hills, PA; grandfather to Samantha and Joshua Merisko, Dustin Martin, Kaley and Corey Kuzma; great grandfather to Sophia Gonzales.

Ray was employed by the U.S. Postal Service for 32 years as a carrier and manager,and served 11 1/2 years in the Naval Reserves. He was the first Lector and Eucharistic Minister at Holy Name Church in Duquesne, member of the Men’s Club and taught in the CCD program for 17 years. He proudly served as Grand Knight with the Duquesne-West Mifflin Knights of Columbus Council #4210, was a coach for Duquesne Little League for 12 years, enjoyed golf, bowling and fishing.

 
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Gerald R. “Jerry” Hodder

April 12, 2021 |

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

Gerald R. “Jerry” Hodder, 90, of North Versailles, died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on April 11, 2021. He was born November 18, 1930 in East McKeesport, a son of the late Gerald and Louise (Raymer) Hodder and was also preceded in death by his loving wife of 53 years Marjorie (Thomas) Hodder, a brother Bert Hodder, and his loving sister Virginia Norberg.

Jerry worked as a clerk/yardmaster for the Union Railroad for 42 years, retiring in 1990. He was a member of Beulah Park Methodist Church, a Navy veteran serving in the Korean Conflict, and a lifetime member and past commander of VFW Hilltopper Post 8430, East McKeesport Pa. He was also a former member of the Valley Lodge 714, F. & A.M, and current member of the Duquesne-McKeesport Lodge 731, F. & A.M.

Jerry was an avid hunter and fisherman who loved spending time with family especially his grandchildren.

 
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Mark A. Heider

April 12, 2021 |

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

Mark A. Heider, age 68, of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday, April 8, 20201. He was born May 29, 1952 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late John and Dorothy “Evelyn” Forsyth. Mark was a 1970 graduate of Scott High School. He was an Army veteran that served for over three years including time in Korea, and then continued serving additional time in the Army National Guard.

After his active duty time, he work for over 35 years as a steel worker before retiring. He was a member of the VFW post 781 in Irwin and was a past member of the volunteer Fire Department in North Braddock Ward #1. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother-in-law Eugene McAdams.

 
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Agnes A. (Casey) Kettering

April 12, 2021 |

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

Agnes A. (Casey) Kettering, age 95, of East McKeesport, passed away Thursday, April 8, 2021. She was born April 8, 1926 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late James and Agnes (Tierney) Casey. She was a long-time member of the Mary Mother of God Parish (formerly St. Robert Bellarmine) in East McKeesport. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of over 68 years Edward Kettering; twin sister Audrey Shiring and sister Jean Pinder. She is survived by her daughter Terri Kettering of New Milford; grandchildren Casey (Scott) Maxwell of Brooklyn, New York, Richard (Maria) Yannella of Huston, Texas and Benjamin (Diana) Yannella of Philadelphia; great grandchildren Alex, Archer and Lucas; niece Casey (Carl) Haftl; and other nieces and nephews.

 
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Ronald W. Martin

April 12, 2021 |

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

Ronald William Martin, age 70, of Versailles passed away on April 8, 2021 at UPMC McKeesport. Born March 23, 1951 he was the son of the late Edward and Margaret (Cooley) Martin. He worked as a collection specialist at Bank of America and PNC Bank and was a member of the Lions Club in Versailles. Ronald is survived by his wife Frances C. (Thomas) Martin; son Michael (Stacy) Martin of Plum; daughter Julie Martin of Versailles; grandchildren Ryan and Austin; twin brother Donald (Debbie) Martin of McKeesport; brother Garry (Jean) Martin of Baldwin; and several nieces and nephews.

 
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Gary R. Marts

April 12, 2021 |

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

On Friday April 9, 2021. Gary age 84 of East McKeesport passed away peacefully at home.  Son of the late Floyd and Ruth Marts.  Beloved father of John (Joann) Marts, Donald (Christine) Marts, Ron (Mala) Marts, Randy Marts, and Grant (Tiffani) Marts. Dear grandfather of Jayme, Nick, Lyndsey, Lee, Alana, Marshall, Sydney, Sierra, Nicholas, Katy, Evianna, Valerius, and Monroe. Also 10 great-grandchildren. Gary was preceded in death by brother Deane and sons Ronald and Richard.  Gary was a lifelong member of the McKeesport Gun Club and former owner of Marts Drilling.

 
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Margaret A. (Cortazzo) Ily

April 12, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

Margaret A Ily, 86 of Wilmerding, died peacefully on Friday April 9, 2021. She was the daughter of the late Frank and Lena (Ingagliato) Cortazzo. The wife of late Raymond Ily. Loving mother to Carleen (Paul) Gagetta and Dominick Ily. Adoring grandmother to Maria Margaret Gagetta; sister of the late Patrick (surviving Lois) Cortazzo and Helena (Larry) Sobek. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and special friend Dolores Krisher (Sissy).

Margaret was a retired Nurses Aide at Braddock Hospital. Her heart was filled with care and kindness her entire life. Margaret is especially remembered by her homemade spaghetti sauce and pizzelles. Her family will continue traditions for years to come.

The family would like to thank LGAR Health & Rehabilitation for their wonderful care and compassion to Margaret since 2015.

 
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Raymond C. Zecchini

April 10, 2021 |

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

Raymond C. Zecchini, age 83, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at home. He was a retired fitter for People's Gas Co. He was a member of St. Joachim and Anne Parish, St. Michael Church in Elizabeth Twp. and an Army veteran during the Cold War, serving with the 33rd Tank Battalion 3rd Armored Division. He enjoyed golfing and all animals. Born October 10, 1937 in Frank, he was a son of the late Raymond and Ruth (Marks) Zecchini. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Marlene P. (Pomycala) Zecchini; stepmother, Mary Simco Zecchini of Munhall; stepsiblings, Debbie (Dave) Taylor of Munhall and Al (Cathy) Simco of North Huntingdon; also, nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation and services were private. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Edward J. Babyak

April 09, 2021 |

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

Edward J. Babyak, age 84, of McKeesport, died April 4, 2021, at UPMC East in Monroeville. Born August 23, 1936, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late John and Mary (Cuprinkova) Babyak and the husband of Helen K. (Stefko) Babyak for over 55 years.

 
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Howard (Howie) James Reid, Sr.

April 09, 2021 |

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

Howard (Howie) James Reid, Sr. 74, of Duquesne, was born on September 28, 1946, in Pittsburgh, PA.  He was the beloved son of the late Russell James and Helen Louise (Turner) Reid. Howard departed this life on April 6, 2021, at the VA Hospital in Oakland Pa. He was preceded in death by his father, mother, grandmother, Cora Williams, Aunt Henrietta Reid and two brothers, Donald Reid, Sr. and (Baby) Richard Reid.

Howard graduated from Duquesne High School in 1967. He also graduated from CCAC, South where he focused on photography. He entered the US Army in 1967 and served in the Vietnam War where he received medals and awards.  Howard started his career at US Steel Homestead Works in 1970.  His career there ended 1985 after the mill closed. Howie enjoyed fishing with his friends and family. 

He loved watching sports, especially football and basketball.  He loved western and action movies, and watching the news.  He loved all types of music, especially jazz. He coached Duquesne little league baseball and midget football.  Howie transported many children in the Duquesne school district to and from school on the Blue Pap Pap Van.  Howie was a jitney driver for many years, before opening his own station in 2011, he called it “HOWIE’S CAR SERVICE”.  It remained open until 2020.  Howie enjoyed spending time with the love of his life Rosie Mae, grandchildren/great grandchildren, family and friends.  He loves to tease people and joke around.  He enjoyed traveling with his wife.

 
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Dorothy J. (Wislocky) Dutka

April 09, 2021 |

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

Dorothy J. (Wislocky) Dutka, 85, of North Huntingdon, PA, died Wednesday, April 7, 2021, in Excela Westmoreland Hospital. She was born January 25, 1936, in Trafford, a daughter of the late Stephen Paul and Catherine (Marchand) Wislocky. Dorothy was the last surviving founding member of Calvary Church, where she served as the Accountant/Bookkeeper until her retirement at the age of 77.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband John Dutka; also siblings Stephen Paul Wislosky Jr., Natalie Bertola, Marie Dutka, Johnny Wislosky, and David Wislosky. She is survived by her children Gary Dutka and his wife Suzanne of TX, Stephen Dutka of Claridge, Sharon Kaufman and her husband Paul of North Huntingdon, and Wendy Englund and her husband Bob of VA; her grandchildren Chad Hughes, Kelly Dowdrick, Harley, Sierra, Brett and Tanner Hughes, Aaron and Adam Dutka, and Nolan, Marina and Brendon Englund; sisters- and brother-in-law Rose Marie Estrella, Virginia McGechie, and Bill Priatko; and nieces and nephews.

 
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Lisa M. Tedrow

April 09, 2021 |

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

Lisa M. Tedrow, age 59, of West Newton, formerly of Elizabeth, passed away on Friday, April 9, 2021 at Allegheny General Hospital. She was a bus driver for the Belle Vernon School District. Born April 11, 1961 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of Marian (Minda) Gallo of Clairton and the late Sonny Gallo.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by daughter, Jamie Williams of Uniontown; son, Brad (Jocelyn) Yurkovich of Vail, AZ; grandchildren, Anna, Owen, Hailey, Eliza and Morgan; sister, Donna Bergman of Franklin Park; brother, Adam (Saundra) Gallo of Wickhaven; stepmother, Vicki Gallo of Webster; companion, Charlie Balko of West Newton; also, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

 
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John Vincent Messina

April 09, 2021 |

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

It’s with a sad heart to announce that John Vincent Messina passed away on the afternoon of April 6th, 2021. He was preceded in death by his parents Jack and Pauline (Battaglia) Messina, formerly of Carnegie, PA.

 
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Frances C. McNeil

April 09, 2021 |

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

Frances C. McNeil, age 89, of Port Vue, died Saturday, April 3, 2021. She was born in Glassport, August 22, 1931 and is the daughter of the late John A. and Genevieve Kwiatkowski Dworek. She was the wife of the late Cornelius John McNeil, Jr. Along with raising her seven children, she was a waitress at the former Lemon Tree Restaurant in McKeesport and also was a teachers’ aide for the McKeesport Area School District.

 
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Helen Dorothy Popovic

April 08, 2021 |

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

Helen Dorothy Popovic, age 102, of Port Vue, died on April 8, 2021. Born On, August 17, 1918 she is the daughter of the late Michael T. and Anna Gdovic Tutko, and the wife of the late Stephen P. Popovic.

 
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Carol Ann Hall

April 08, 2021 |

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

Carol Ann Hall, age 78 of Confluence, passed away on Thursday, April 8, 2021 in Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown.  Born February 14, 1943 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Rose (Buldak) Pacewicz and wife of the late George Hall.  Carol helped as an assembler for area group homes over the years.  She is survived by her sisters Patricia Tolner of North Huntingdon and Joan Fazekas of Glassport.  Besides her parents and husband, Carol was preceded in death by her brothers Eugene, Bernard, Leonard, Thomas, and Joseph Pacewicz.

 
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Jay W. Hobby

April 08, 2021 |

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

Jay W. Hobby, age 72, of Port Vue, died April 6, 2021, at home. Born April 21, 1948, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late James T. Hobby, Jr., and Emma Elizabeth (Bryant) Hobby-Tarli and the step-son of Sam Tarli and husband of Kathy (Laczko) Hobby.

Jay retired from the Allegheny County Jail, where he was a Correctional Officer. He was a member of the ACRA. Jay was a US Army veteran serving as a medic during Vietnam. He was also a member of the Dravosburg American Legion Post #380. He enjoyed golf, playing softball in his early years, and riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle. Jay's greatest joy was his family and their happiness.

 
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John Albert Goodrum

April 08, 2021 |

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

John Albert Goodrum, age 74, of Clairton died on Sunday, April 4, 2021.  He was born in Clairton on September 4, 1946 and is the son of the late James and Betty Penn Goodrum. 

He retired from Exxon Mobil in Connecticut after many years of service.

 
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Robert P. Contini

April 08, 2021 |

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

Robert P. Contini, age 74, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Sunday, April 4, 2021 at St. Barnabas Health System. He was a retired park manager for Allegheny County and a member of St. Joachim and Anne Parish, St. Michael Church in Elizabeth Twp. Born September 16, 1946 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Robert and Violet (Julian) Contini. He is survived by his twin sister, Yolanda Contini of Gibsonia; brother, Perry (Paula) Contini of Gibsonia; nieces and nephews, Lee Contini, Giuliana Contini, Mariella Contini, Cassandra Bodnar, Bryan Benedict, the late Parrish Benedict; sister-in-law, Rita Contini of Elizabeth. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brother, Ronald Contini. A memorial service will take place at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to White Oak Animal Safe Haven, 2295 Lincoln Way White Oak, PA 15131. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Melvin W. Long

April 08, 2021 |

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

Melvin W. Long, age 65 of Clairton, passed away on Tuesday, April 6, 2021.  Born August 14, 1955 in Pittsburgh, he was a son of the late Isaiah and Madeline (Graham) Long.  A graduate of South Allegheny High School and Pittsburgh Diesel Institute, Melvin spent many years  as an over-the-road truck driver.  He was also a former employee with Duquesne Slag and Riverlift in Elizabeth and spent his last ten years employed with LaFarge-Holcim in West Mifflin.  In his spare time, Melvin enjoyed fishing, watching his grandchildren play sports (especially football), attending parades watching his granddaughter as a majorette, and especially hosting Sunday family dinners.  He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, stepfather, brother, uncle, and a great friend.  Melvin is survived by his wife of thirty years Judith (Piasente) Long; his daughter Shayla of North Carolina; his stepchildren Randall (Ruth) Koontz of Donora, the late Anthony (Nicole) Koontz of Clairton, Christopher (Brenda) Koontz of Mt. Pleasant, and Brian (the late Erin) Koontz of Clairton; his siblings Marcella Kelton, Allen (Chris) Long, Glenda (Ben) Rainey, Ava Long, Angela (Yvonne) Long Beck, and Elaine Long; his grandchildren Krista, Bryson, Taafe, Morgan, and Taylor Koontz and Aaixa, Justen, Aiyah, Missouri, Furlando, and Oliviyah Long; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.  Besides his stepson and parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers David Long, James Long, Vincent Long, and Isaiah "Jake" Long, Jr.. 

 
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Scott D. Charles

April 08, 2021 |

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

Scott D. Charles, age 55, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at home. An Army veteran serving during the Cold War, he was a former electrical engineer for Medrad of Pittsburgh and attended Bunola Church of the Nazarene. He enjoyed taking on-line courses in history and economics at Hillsdale College. He collected sports memorabilia, enjoyed watching the Pirates, Penguins and NASCAR, and listening to classic rock. He also enjoyed attending his grandchildren's activities. Born May 21, 1965 in Pittsburgh, he was a son of the late George F. and Gloria J. (O'Brien) Charles. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Denise (Trumpie) Charles; daughters, Amber (Amos) Onyango of Penn Hills, Autumn (Julian) Wyldhart of San Diego, CA and Aryn (Dana) Hess of Elizabeth Twp.; grandchildren, Isaiah, Emma, Lara, Oliver, Adelaide, Lilienne, Rhys Scott (after his grandfather) and a soon-to-be eighth grandchild; grandpuppy, Cleo (Kiki); also, nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Saturday, April 10, 2021 from 12-2 PM and 4 until the time of service at 5:30 PM in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Ronald Doran 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. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Evelyn J. Thompson

April 07, 2021 |

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

Evelyn J. (Sutton) Thompson, age 75, of Elrama, passed away on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at Rhodes Estates in New Castle. She was a retired accountant for the McKeesport Housing Authority. She was a member of Elrama United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School and was active in the craft class making prayer shawls. She was also involved with the Jefferson Hills Board of Elections. Born June 10, 1945 in West Elizabeth, she was a daughter of the late Larry E. and Margaret L. (Parsons) Sutton. She is survived by her sister, Darla J. Hoagland of New Castle; nieces, Paula Heyman of Austin, TX and Crystal (Bryan) Heverly of West Point, NY; nephews, Craig Moore of Elizabeth and Wesley (Lisa) Hoagland of Bradenton, FL. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sisters, Laurel Heyman and Marlene Moore. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Friday, April 9, 2021, from 5-8 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, April 10, 2021 at 10 AM in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jude Urso officiating. Burial will follow in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 1100 Liberty Avenue, Suite E-201, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4240. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Anna Mae Carlson

April 07, 2021 |

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

Anna Mae Carlson, age 84, of McKeesport, died April 4, 2021, at Manor Care of White Hall. Born October 27, 1936, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Arthur Charles and Ethel (Downes) Vogel and the wife of the late Donald H. Carlson.
Anna Mae retired from McKeesport Hospital, where she worked in the Dietary Department. She was a member of the St. Stephen's Episcopal Church of McKeesport, where she was involved with the Daughter's of the King, helped train Usher's for over 32 years, and most recently helped with kitchen duty.

 
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Walter R. Wisniewski

April 07, 2021 |

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

Walter R. Wisniewski, 77, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, April 6, 2021.  He was born October 27, 1943 in Glassport, a son of the late John and Helen Wisniewski.    Prior to his retirement, Walter was the owner/operator of Electral Tool & Die Co., a consultant with the Shaw Group and a member of St. Agnes Church.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was his grandchildren's #1 sports fan.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Lana Miletti Wisniewski in March 2021. He is survived by  his son, Jason Wisniewski; daughters, Christine Mayersky and her husband, Timothy, and Holly Wisniewski; brother, John Wisniewski; grandchildren, Ava Wisniewski, Justin Mayersky, Brandon Mayersky and Aaron Mayersky.  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 Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Monday 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

 


Matthew M. Barna Jr.

April 07, 2021 |

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

Matthew M. Barna Jr., age 75, of Glassport, passed away on Monday, April 5, 2021 at Jefferson Hospital. He was a retired coiler for U.S. Steel Irvin Works and an avid sports fan who loved major league baseball, hockey and football. Born February 5, 1946 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Metro M. and Nettie (Boal) Barna. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Ethel M. (Clawson) Barna; son, Richard T. Barna of Glassport; sisters, Marlene Murphy of Fredricksburg, VA and Christine Reynolds of White Oak; brother, Samuel (Robin) Barna of Monessen; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sister, Patricia Gouker. Visitation is private. No services are planned. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Angelo J. Marraccini

April 07, 2021 |

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

Angelo J. Marraccini, age 90, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at ManorCare Health Services - Bethel Park. He was a retired welder for U.S. Steel/Hercules. He was a talented baseball player in his youth and was given the opportunity to try out for the Pittsburgh Pirates. He was a member of Blaine Hill Volunteer Fire Company and enjoyed many years of hunting and fly fishing with his sons, brothers, and friends, especially at the Blaine Hill Hunting Camp in Potter County. He was a master gardener and always had a beautiful, organic vegetable garden in his yard and often shared his produce with family and friends. Born July 19, 1930 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Angelo and Theresa (Yacomelli) Marraccini and husband of the late Sally (Bohlander) Marraccini. He is survived his sons, Darrell (Julie) Marraccini of Yeringyon, NV and Angelo J. Marraccini of Elizabeth, PA; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; son-in-law, Joseph Pistell; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by daughter, C. René Marraccini Pistell, four brothers and a sister. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Monday, April 12, 2021, from 12-1 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 graveside service will follow at Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. with Pastor Tom Harding officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Blaine Hill Volunteer Fire Company, 409 Oxford Drive, Elizabeth, PA 15037. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Theodore K. Foust

April 07, 2021 |

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

Theodore Foust, age 72, of McKeesport, died March 31, 2021, at home. Born June 6, 1948, in Braddock. He was the son of the late Harry and Rachel (Clair) Foust and is survived by a brother Russell (Alice) Foust. Theodore was an Army veteran.  Arrangements were entrusted to Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory.  A private burial was held at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.  Condolences and memories may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.  Chris Odasso, Supervisor.

 


Jerry Angotti

April 07, 2021 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Jerry Anthony Angotti, 82 of Clairton passed away on Tuesday April 6th, 2021 at his home. He was born in Clairton on February 20th, 1939 to the late John and Norma Swickert Angotti. Jerry was the loving husband of 62 years to Nancy L. Biddle Angotti. He is survived by his wife Nancy Angotti of Clairton, his sons Jerry (Pam) Angotti of Jefferson Boro, Boyd (Lori) Angotti of Milton W.V. his daughter Lisa Seiling of Clairton, grandchildren Rob, Jared, Dean, Jeremy, greatgrandchildren Dean, Blake, Mason, and his sister Jonette (Robert) Edkins of Pleasant Hills. Jerry was preceded in death by his sister Arlene Dellapenna. He was a member of the Living Hope Assembly of God Church in Clairton. He was a member of the U.S. Navy in Korea through 1956-1960 and worked as a Police Officer for the City of Clairton and worked as a Correctional Officer at West Penitentiary Prison. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, going to gun fairs and most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family. Arrangements have been entrusted to S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th St, Clairton, PA 15025. A memorial service will be held at Living Hope Assembly of God Church at a later date. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


Eugene Lewis Woods

April 07, 2021 |

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

Eugene Lewis Woods, 92, of North Versailles, formerly of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, April 5, 2021 at Point Pleasant Retirement Community. He was born April 13, 1928 in Swissvale, a son of the late Roy and Mabel Woods. Prior to his retirement, Eugene was an insurance adjustor for State Farm Insurance and was a veteran of WWII having served in the US Navy. Eugene was a 50 year member at Chartiers297 F. & A.M. Lodge In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Evelyn Woods, second wife, Sheila Woods; sisters, Bette Hopta, Dorothy Salomon; and brother, Roy V. Woods. He is survived by his sister, Valerie Frick; brothers, Robert and Donald Woods; and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Pauline Novak

April 06, 2021 |

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

Pauline Novak, 97, of North Huntingdon, died Sunday April 4, 2021, at home. She was born March 10, 1924 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late George and Anna Hopey and was also preceded in death by her son Gregory Novak. Prior to retirement she owned Novak’s Personal Care Home and Novak’s Beauty Salon and had attended John Lesko Beauty School. She was also employed by J&L Steel in Port Vue, the Coca Cola Bottling Co, McKeesport Hotel, Modern Lunch, Chestnut Inn, Minerva Bakery, and was a volunteer at McKeesport Hospital and at the local election polls. She is survived by her children Dennis Novak of North Huntingdon, and Marie (Paul) Polacek of Greensburg; also nieces and nephews.

 
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Victoria Lynn (O’Barto) Sam

April 06, 2021 |

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

Victoria Lynn (O’Barto) Sam, 63, of North Huntingdon, passed away quietly, surrounded by family, after a heroic battle with kidney disease, Sunday April 4, 2021.

She was born June 6, 1957 in Tampa, FL, a daughter of the late Anthony and Alma (Churchfield) O’Barto who raised her from the age of nine months after her mother’s unexpected death. In addition to her parents and grandparents she is preceded in death by her nephew Rick Paulus and her grandparents-in-law Jeff and Jean Lewis. She lived an amazing life and touched so many lives as a school bus driver, transit driver, hair stylist, and amazing person and friend.

She will always be remembered for her generosity and good humor. She was a positive person and never complained. She will be missed by all.

 
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Rochelle L. Hager

April 06, 2021 |

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

Rochelle L. Hager, age 31, of Waterville, Maine, formerly of White Oak, PA and Vero Beach, FL, died tragically on Monday, March 29, 2021. She was born November 30, 1989 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of Dean and Sandy (Bendinelli) Hager of White Oak. She was known as “Shelly” to family and “Roe” to her TikTok friends.

Her infectious smile is what made people gravitate towards her. She was a huge advocate for helping others with addiction and had been clean for over 10 years. She liked to say “it takes zero dollars to be kind”. She graduated from La Cordon Bleu Culinary School and loved working in the restaurant industry.

She worked at the Antonelli Event Center and the Jacktown Ride and Hunt Club in North Huntingdon before moving to Maine to be the Executive Chef at the Woodlands Senior Community. She is preceded in death by her grandfather Lido F. Bendinelli and her pet dog Keylo.

 
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Charolette Jeffers

April 06, 2021 |

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

Charolette (Gill) Jeffers, age 86, of Jefferson Hills, passed away on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at Country Care Manor. She was a retired salesclerk for JCPenney in West Mifflin and a member of the former Elizabeth Wesleyan Church. She enjoyed bingo, gardening, playing card games and crossword puzzles, but most of all she loved spending time with her family. Born January 21, 1935 in Martins Ferry, OH, she was a daughter of the late Ernest and Mildred (Sayre) Gill and wife of the late Richard C. Jeffers. She is survived by 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; sisters, Shirley (Dennis) McKnight of Belle Vernon, Lilly (Ben) Bennett of Elizabeth, Mary Allen of Port Vue and Suzie (David) Fortney of Simpsonville, SC; brother, Russell "Skip" Gill of West Mifflin; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by daughter, Kathy Settelmaier and sons, James and Ricky Jeffers. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Thursday, April 8, 2021 from 1-3 PM and 5 until the time of service at 7 PM in the funeral home chapel with Ronald Jeffers 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 be in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Terry James Neal

April 06, 2021 |

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

Terry James Neal, 39, of Clairton, passed away Monday, April 5, 2021. He was born August 17, 1981 in McKeesport and was the son of Virginia R. "Ginny" (Knox) and her husband, Bryan Hilty of Greensburg, and Trennon L. and his wife Lisa Neal of Duquesne. Terry worked for Protec and was an avid hunter and outdoorsman. He was also a great auto body repairman and painter and enjoyed riding his motorcycle.

 
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Patricia H. (Matta) Pastirik

April 06, 2021 |

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

Patricia H. (Matta) Pastirik, age 83, of McKeesport, died April 5, 2021, at UPMC McKeesport Hospital. Born June 27, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Helen (Balint) Matta and the wife of the late Edward W. Pastirik.

 
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William E. Duvall

April 06, 2021 |

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

William E. Duvall died Feb. 25, 2021 at the White Oak Manor in Charlotte, NC. Born May 13, 1930 with his twin brother Robert in Pitcairn, PA, Bill was the son of the late Joseph R. and Virginia (Schrenghost) Duvall. He graduated from Pitcairn High School in 1948, served in the US Army during the Korean War and graduated from Westminster College in 1958 with a Bachelors Degree in Economics. Bill worked most of his career in the Treasury Dept of US Steel. He was a talented shortstop for US Army baseball teams in Europe and many semi-pro teams in Western PA. During his four years at Westminster College, Bill played in every inning of every game and in 1958 he co-captained Westminster to the PA State Championship. The Pittsburgh Pirates’ Pye Traynor offered Bill a contract to play for the Pirates minor league team in Tampa Bay, but Bill left professional baseball to pursue his family interests and professional career. In 2002, Bill and his brother Bob were inducted into the PA East Boros Sports Hall of Fame. Bill was an avid tennis player and golfer. After moving to Charlotte, NC, to be near his daughter and grandsons, he worked at the Ballantyne Resort golf course during many of his retirement years. Bill was married for 64 years to Gladys Thompson, who predeceased him in 2020. He is survived by his daughter Renee (Kenneth Jr.) Bramlett; grandsons James and Samuel Bramlett; brother Robert (Mary Catherine) Duvall; brother-in-law Clifford (Patti) Thompson; nephews Robert (Ann) Duvall, David (Lori) Duvall & Clifford (Tracy) Thompson and niece Jennifer (Jerry) Yoder. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 10, 10 a.m. at the Presbyterian Church in Pitcairn. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Presbyterian Church of Pitcairn. Funeral arrangements by Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home.

 


Torrance A. Viviano

April 06, 2021 |

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

Torrance A. "Torry" Viviano, age 63, of West Mifflin, passed away on Sunday, April 4, 2021 at UPMC Presbyterian. He was a retired electrical engineer at Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory. A member of West Mifflin Community Baptist Church, he was a good provider for his family. He enjoyed ham radio and all electronics and photography. Born February 22, 1958 in Pittsburgh, he was a son of the late Dominic and Betty (Opfar) Viviano. He is survived by his son, Brandon T. (Chelsea Higgins) Viviano of Clairton; daughter, Kristen (Lydia Vota) Viviano of Wheeling, WV; grandchildren, James and Bella Viviano and Roman Higgins; former wife and friend, Kim Fleischer of White Oak; brother, Don (Connie) Viviano of Mt. Vernon, IN; and nieces and nephews, Tony Viviano, Nikki Viviano, Sarah Gillingham and Ben Painter. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 NOrth Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Thursday, April 8, 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 memorial service will take place on Friday, April 9, 2021 at 12 Noon in West Mifflin Community Baptist Church with Pastor William Strauch officiating. Burial is private in Round Hill Cemetery. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Georgia (Urquhart) Manns

April 05, 2021 |

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

Georgia (Urquhart) Manns, 89, died April 3, 2021. Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at Robert A. Waters Funeral Home, Inc., 2326 Jenny Lind St., McKeesport, PA 15132. Services will be private.

 


James E. Hammonds, Sr.

April 05, 2021 |

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

James E. Hammonds, Sr., 79, was born April 15, 1941, in Ashford, Alabama. He was the beloved son of the late William and Bloomie Rivers Hammonds. James departed this life on April 1, 2021, at his home in Clairton, PA. He was preceded in death by his wife, Daryl Haines Hammonds, and two sons, Edward and William “Billie” Hammonds.

James worked as a laborer in the construction industry. He was a former boxer and also enjoyed driving. James is survived by his three sons, Clifford Marise (Christie) Hammonds of Elizabeth, James Hammonds, Jr. of Pittsburgh, Richard Allen Hammonds of McKeesport; daughter, Carla Denise Hammonds of New Castle; 9 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; two brothers, William “Ditty” Hammonds, Charles Hammonds, both of Clairton; nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family, and friends.

 
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James D. Boot, Jr.

April 05, 2021 |

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

James D. Boot, Jr., of West Mifflin, age 79, died April 3, 2021. He was born in Greensburg, October 28, 1941 and is the son of the late James D. and Irma Ruth Anderson, Sr. He loved all music and played the guitar in many bands. He retired from Rudy’s Auto Service in Whitaker.

 
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Lynn Kocur

April 05, 2021 |

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

  Lynn Kocur, 68, passed away April 2, 2021 in Warminster, PA, formerly of West Mifflin, PA.  She was born on September 2, 1952 in McKeesport, PA  She is the daughter of the late John and Rose (Bacsi) Simo and beloved wife of the late Ernest Kocur.  Lynn is survived by her son John (Renee) Kocur; grandchildren Ryan and Avery and sister Sandra (Erwin) Vettel.  Lynn worked as a secretary at Bettis and was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Duquesne.  Friends will be received at Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne, on Friday from 10 am to Noon, at which time a funeral service will be held with Pastor John Gropp.  Interment following Jefferson Memorial Park.

 


James D. Myers

April 05, 2021 |

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

James Myers, 84, of Irwin, passed away Sunday, April 4, 2021 at his home.  He was born May 13, 1936 in Jeannette, a son of the late James F. and Lois (Raling) Myers.  Prior to his retirement, Jim was a construction supervisor and a farmer which he did all his life.  He was a veteran of the US Army and was a member of Westmoreland County Farm Bureau.  He is survived by his loving wife, Aileen Altimore Myers; stepsons, Will and Sean Faulkner; brother, Barry Myers and his wife, Wanda; and several nieces and nephews.  Friends will be received on Wednesday from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  A funeral service will take place on Thursday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment to follow in Mars Hill Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Lorraine A. (McGowan) Boberg

April 03, 2021 |

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

Lorraine A (McGowan) Boberg, 73, of Wilmerding died Monday, March 29, 2021.

She is survived by her husband of 44 years, John A. Boberg; three daughters – Christine and Mike Driscoll of North Versailles, Melissa and Matt McBride of Cleveland, Ohio, Patricia and Brian Dudley of North Huntingdon; six grandchildren. Nicolas (Alyssa) Shelley, Devin and Brady Novack and Kendall, Logan and Kayla Dudley.

She just recently became a great-grandmother to sweet baby girl Ryley Shelley and was anxiously anticipating the arrival of her first precious great-grandson Kolsyn Novack.

 
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Darryl D. Granata Sr.

April 03, 2021 |

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

Darryl D. Granata Sr., age 74, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, March 31, 2021. He was born September 29, 1946 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Salvatore and Margaret Granata. He was a longtime member of St. Agnes, and then the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Irwin.

He worked for over 25 years as a loan office at Union National Bank before working the rest of his career at Hamilton Buick in finance, sales and as inventory manager before retiring.

He is survived by his children Darryl (Diane) Granata Jr. of North Huntingdon and Kimberly (Bruce) Jennings of Irwin; grandchildren Jacob (Fiancé Megan Watts) Granata, Brittany (Avery) Sandor, Vicki Jennings, Amber Jennings, Christopher (fiancé Lauryn Gianotti) Granata; Dominic Granata and Olivia Granata; great granddaughter Aubree; and brother Frank (Joy) Granata of Atlanta, Georgia.

 
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Richard T. "Ricky" Stanoszek

April 03, 2021 |

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

Richard T. "Ricky" Stanoszek, 61, of North Huntingdon passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus on Good Friday, April 2, 2021, at home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Homestead on April 11, 1959, he was the son of Margaret "Midge" (Mihailoff) Stanoszek and the late Theodore "Hambone" Stanoszek. Rick was a self employed painter and proprietor of Rick's Painting and an avid Softball and Basketball player. In addition to his mother, he is also survived by his beloved wife, Diane (Cole) Stanoszek, two loving sons, Cory Stanoszek (Rachel Madden) and Cody Stanoszek (Ashley Harrigan), three sisters, Cindy (Dennis) Mitrik, Diane "DeeDee" Troutman, and Lori (Craig) Skovranko, and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews, and cousins.

 
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Richard “Dick” Keith Pealstrom

April 03, 2021 |

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

Richard "Dick" Keith Pealstrom, 93, passed away on Tuesday March 30, 2021. He was born in Holland, Michigan on October 11, 1927, but spent the majority of his childhood in Rock Island, Illinois where he graduated from Rock Island Senior High School. Following graduation, he enlisted in the Navy in September 1945. He graduated from two Navy radio communications schools and served as a communication technician in radio intelligence both on the island of Guam and at the Naval Intelligence Headquarters in Washington, DC, until his discharge in October, 1948.

After his service, he attended Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, where he received a BS degree in mathematics and worked as an Admission counselor at the University until his graduation. He then travelled to Wilmerding, PA, where he started working at the Westinghouse Air Brake Company (WABCO). It was here that he met his wife of 65 years, Lois “Audrey” Pealstrom, on a blind date. He retired from WABCO after 35 years as Manager, Advertising & Sales Promotion. He was well known for his creative ad campaign for painting the COBRA brake shoes red, and the Secret Order of the Red Cobra for his sales team.

While employed, he also served on the Board of Directors of the WABCO Federal Credit Union and was elected President of the Association of Railway Advertising Managers, an international organization. Upon retirement, he continued to stay active. He was a founding member of the Board of Directors of the George Westinghouse Museum Foundation and served in several offices for the twenty years of its existence.

He was also a founding elder of the West Hempfield Presbyterian Church, where he was the Chairman of the Building Committee for their first edifice. In recent years, he was able to discuss his Navy work and became a member of the US Naval Cryptologic Veterans Association. Dick and Audrey shared a love of history by volunteering at the Westmoreland County Historical Society where they assisted in organizing and cataloging collections.

In his spare time, he was an avid golfer (shooting his age at age 88), a creative and talented wood-worker, an enthusiastic collector of eagle figurines, and a voracious reader with a love of learning. His family always looked forward to his unique homemade birthday cards and Christmas gifts.

 
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Sherry Ann (Almasy) Nicholson

April 03, 2021 |

By Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home | Posted in: Jefferson Memorial Cemetery Funeral Home

Sherry Ann (Almasy) Nicholson, age 60, of Liberty Borough passed away on April 2, 2021.

Sherry is survived by her husband, William (Bill) Nicholson; stepchildren Brad W (Linea) Nicholson, Brianne (Leonard) Webb; step-grandchildren Dakota Nicholson, Teryn and, Victoria Webb; siblings Deborah (Todd) Schultz, Beth (Jay) Bratkowski and Leslie J (Amber) Almasy Jr.; Godmother of Kevin D Bratkowski; as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends.

 
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Dr. Joseph E. Michaels, PhD

April 03, 2021 |

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

Loving husband, father, grandfather, Dr. Joseph E. Michaels, PhD, age 81, of Whitehall, formerly of Duquesne, passed away at home, on Good Friday, April 2, 2021. Born on October 13, 1939, in Duquesne, he was the son of the late Joseph A. and Margaret T. (Curran) Michaels. Joseph attended Duquesne High School and joined the Navy after graduating. Upon discharge from the Navy, he attended Duquesne University and earned a Bachelor’s degree. He went on to the University of Pittsburgh to earn his Master’s degree and Doctorate in Philosophy (PhD). He was a teacher, dean, and principal for the Pittsburgh Public Schools, most recently Overbrook Elementary and he retired from Spring Garden Elementary. He was active in the Baldwin-Whitehall community in the Baldwin Manor Association, local speaker for the Whitehall library on historical topics, volunteered at the election polls and founded the Whitehall Aviation Modeler Associations. He authored 3 books on aviation aircraft and was an avid photographer who built model airplanes and enjoyed aviation photography.

 
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Robert Gerald Potts

April 03, 2021 |

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

Robert Gerald Potts, 92, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Saturday, April 3, 2021 at home. He was born October 24, 1928 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Robert Milford and Muriel (Celisha) Potts. He was the husband of the late Shirley Ann (Warwick) Potts who passed away April 13, 2007.

 
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Robert B. Bentz

April 03, 2021 |

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

Robert B. Bentz, age 82, of Elizabeth, died April 1, 2021, at UPMC McKeesport Hospital. Born January 3, 1939, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late William and Hilda (Blank) Bentz and the husband of Shirley (Gatto) Bentz for 62 years.

Robert was the owner of Stan's Transmission for 50 years. He has a passion for racing and shared that passion with his children by taking them to the track with him when they were children. His dedication to racing earned him a place in the Pittsburgh Circle Track Hall of Fame. In addition to his wife, he is survived by children, Robert C. (Janet) Bentz, Thomas J. (Nelly) Bentz, and Susan L. (Tom) DiBiaso; grandchildren, Stacy (Andrew) Stenglein, Lauren (Anthony) Boehm, and James DiBiaso; great-grandchildren, David and Evelyn, and his beloved dog Maggie.

 
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Louis Washowich

April 03, 2021 |

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

Louis Washowich, 81, peacefully passed away on Friday, April 2, 2021 in the comfort of his home surrounded by family. Lou is survived by his loving wife Jean, sons Michael (Missy) and Matthew (Jen Reck, Payton) and granddaughters Taylor, Haley & Lacey. Born in McKeesport, PA on July 8th, 1939, Lou grew up in a city that he later felt in life was his duty to serve.

 
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Robert Murtha

April 03, 2021 |

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

Robert Murtha, age 90 of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Friday, April 2, 2021 in Point Pleasant Retirement Community, North Versailles.  Born January 13, 1931 in Dravosburg, he was a son of the late John and Marie (Striegel) Murtha.  A US Navy Veteran of the Korean War, Robert was the proprietor of Murtha Trucking, Inc. and a former millwright for US Steel.  Robert was the past president of the Elizabeth Twp. Lions Club and a member of the White Oak American Legion, the Sutersville Moose, W.I.M.B.U. of Blythedale, and the Elizabeth Twp. Seniors.  He was also a volunteer for Meals on Wheels.  Besides his parents, Robert was preceded in death by his wife Shirley A. (Welty) Murtha, who passed away May 9, 2015, and his brothers Louis, Kenneth, and William Murtha.  He is survived by his children Karalee (John) Carr of Hollywood, FL and Robert J. Murtha of Mt. Pleasant; his grandchildren Meagan Knapp, John D. (Alexa) Sutton, Austin (Tricia) Murtha, and Trevor and Louis Calderon; his great-grandchildren Brooklyn Knapp, Bianca, Riley, and Austin Murtha, and Olivia and Roman Calderon; his siblings Joseph Glenn (Darlene) Murtha of Houston, TX, Timothy Ronald (Lita) Murtha of Bradenton, FL, June (the late James) Andrews of Elizabeth Twp., and James (Jackie) Murtha of Elizabeth Twp.; and many nieces and nephews.  

 
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Ernest "Ernie" Warren

April 03, 2021 |

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

Ernest "Ernie" Gregory Warren,  61, of Eads, CO, formerly of Elizabeth Township, passed away Wednesday, March 31, 2021. He was born March 13, 1960 in Pittsburgh and was the son of Charles A. Warren of Elizabeth Township and the late Marilyn (Closser) Warren. Ernie was a graduate of Elizabeth Forward High School where he participated in Varsity Wrestling and Baseball. He was an avid gardener and enjoyed nature and the outdoors. Ernie had worked for the US Postal Service.

In addition to his father he is survived by his wife, Phyllis (Orr)  Warren, daughter, Chelsea M. Warren of Youngwood, brother, Charles "Steve" (Patricia) Warren of Washington, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

 
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Dolores “Dee or Dode” Mae Girovsky Gala

April 02, 2021 |

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

On April 1, 2021, Dolores “Dee or Dode” Mae Girovsky Gala, age 90, peacefully passed away in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. Dee was born in McKeesport, PA, on May 4,1930, to the late John and Mary Yager Girovsky, and was the spouse of former McKeesport Deputy Fire Chief, the late Frank Theodore Gala.

 
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James John Palcsey

April 02, 2021 |

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

James John Palcsey, age 43, of Dravosburg, died on Thursday, April 1, 2021. He was born in McKeesport on June 5, 1977 and is the son of John Raymond and Dolores “Jean” Jackson Palcsey of Dravosburg.

James was a third-generation firefighter and life member of the Dravosburg Volunteer Fire Department #1where he served as vice president for many years. He also served on the Board of Control for Western Pennsylvania Firemen’s Association. He was a proud 1995 graduate of Serra Catholic High School. He was an avid Star Wars, Pittsburgh Pirates, Penguins, and Steelers fan. His welcoming spirit, gentle voice, and sincere kindness will be sorely missed by all who knew him.

 
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John L. Critchfield

April 02, 2021 |

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

John L. "Critch" Critchfield, age 72, of Belle Vernon, formerly of Clairton, passed away on Friday, April 2, 2021 at home. He retired after 35 years as an operator for Eastman Chemical in West Elizabeth. An Army veteran, he was a member of New Hope Assembly of God Church in Elizabeth Twp. where he was a member of the praise team for the past 16 years. Music was John's life — he was also a member of the praise team with Greater Works Church, he composed music, and collected guitars. Born December 28, 1948 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Lawrence and Ellener (Edwards) Critchfield. He is survived by his wife of 16 years, Sue L. (Borreggine) Critchfield; daughter, April Star Critchfield of Denver, CO; son, Seth (Ashley) Critchfield of North Huntingdon; grandchildren, Brooke, Dillon and Autumn Critchfield; stepdaughter, Bonnie (Dean) Pioveson; stepsons, Eric Castor and Jason Knowles; step-grandchildren, Naomi, Noah, Cheyenne, Chasity, Sean, Nevaeh, Damian and JJ; former wife, Marlene; in-laws; also, nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends will be received at New Hope Assembly of God, 900 Peairs Road, Elizabeth Twp., on Monday, April 5, 2021 from 5-7 PM and Tuesday, April 6, 2021 from 10 AM until the time of service at 12 Noon with Pastor Damian Schoonmaker officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to New Hope Assembly of God, 900 Peairs Road, Elizabeth, PA 15037. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Anna Mae Gioia

April 02, 2021 |

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

Anna Mae Gioia, 94, of Lincoln Boro, passed away Thursday April 1, 2021 at home. She was born June 5, 1926 on the family farm in Elizabeth Township, and was the daughter of  the late Clyde and Arelia Billick. She was the wife of the late Nicholas (Nick) Gioia. They got married on her 21st birthday and were married for 41 years. Anna was a member of Mary Mother of God Parish, St. Patrick Church, and also a member of the Elizabeth Township Senior Citizens. She worked for White Star Laundry and J & L Mill in Christy Park. She was a long time employee of McKeesport Hospital as a Messenger Escort and was a Union Steward for Local 205. Anna Mae was best known for her love of her trips to the casino and baking, especially Easter Bread and Pizzelles.

 
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Stephen Hugh Darrah

April 01, 2021 |

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

Stephen Hugh Darrah, age 72, of North Versailles died on Tuesday, March 30, 2021. He was born in Pittsburgh on June 27, 1948 and is the son of the late Robert and Mary Alice Martin Darrah. He served in the United States Army. Stephen graduated from the University of Georgia in Communications and was employed as an electronic technician. He was a fireman/paramedic for Sunset Volunteer Firehall in North Versailles and loved animals.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia Bostard Darrah of Homestead; daughters, Trisha Darrah of Homestead and Amy Good of McKeesport; brother, Paul Darrah of McKeesport; grandsons, Noah Coppola and Sebastian Darrah both of Homestead. He is preceded in death by his brother, Robert Darrah.

 
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Dennis J. Malos

April 01, 2021 |

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

Dennis J. Malos, 90, of Port Vue, died Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at home. He was born March 10, 1931 in Port Vue and was the son of the late John and Margaret Malos of White Oak.  Dennis was self-employed in the trucking business for many years and was a member of the Teamsters Union No. 249. He was a US ARMY Veteran and also worked security for US Steel. He was a lover of nature and enjoyed hunting with his friends. In his retirement, he enjoyed playing tennis with his wife and Renzie pals.

 
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Timothy Edwin Mays

April 01, 2021 |

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

Timothy Edwin Mays, age 70 of McKeesport, passed away on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at the Pittsburgh VA Medical Center.  Born November 12, 1950 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Edwin and Mildred (Cummins) Mays. He worked as a self employed hauler and demolition man, served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, and was a member of Park Baptist Church in Versailles.  Timothy was preceded in death by his wife Mary E. (Ainsworth) Mays, who passed away July 8, 2011. He is survived by his son Raymond (Jamie) Mays of Glassport; grandchildren Michael, Katelyn, Cameron, Shane & Madison Mays and Brittney Richie; great-grandson Jeremiah Richie; sisters Deborah (Roger) Trimpey of Buena Vista, Linda (Joe) Trumbauer of Allentown, Roberta (George Oatman) Mays of Greenock, and Lori King of Buena Vista; and also nieces and nephews. Besides his wife and parents, Timothy was preceded in death by his son Frank Mays.

 
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