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John J. Turner, Jr.

August 31, 2021 |

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

John J. Turner, Jr., 70, died August 26, 2021.

Friends will be received from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021 at the Robert A. Waters Funeral Home, Inc., 2326 Jenny Lind Street, McKeesport, PA 15132, where a funeral service will be celebrated at 1 p.m.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of John J. Turner, Jr., please visit our floral store.

 


Wayne S. Harrison

August 31, 2021 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Wayne Scott Harrison, 93 of Fairfield, Connecticut, formerly of Pittsburgh, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 7, 2021, at his home. He was born in Pittsburgh on May 28, 1928, to the late Roy and Anna (Bell) Harrison. He grew up in the Pittsburgh area, graduated Mount Lebanon High School (1946) and earned a bachelor’s degree in from Bucknell University in 1951 where he was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. On 29 Feb 1952 (Leap Year), Wayne married the love of his life, Jeanne Wilson of Mount Lebanon, PA. He worked in corporate insurance for several large companies including ALCOA, AMP Inc., AMF, and GTE. Wayne and Jeanne settled in Fairfield, CT in 1968 with their 4 children. Wayne was a Master Mason of Dallas Lodge No. 231 of Pittsburgh (70 years of service) and a member of the Syria Shriners of Pittsburgh, the Fairfield Lion’s Club, and Fairfield First Church Congregational. Wayne was preceded in death by his parents Roy and Anna, his daughter Terri Rotondo, his sister Esther Borland, and his beloved wife Jeanne.  He is survived by his children Wayne Scott Harrison, Jr. (Hyun Jung) of Clearwater, FL, Robert Harrison (Mary Ellen) of Colorado Springs, CO, and Beth Perkins of Fairfield, CT; 10 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren. Wayne will be remembered for his love and devotion to his family, friends, community, and Pittsburgh sports franchises. Known for his helping hand and quick wit, he will be dearly missed and forever cherished. Wayne will be buried with fellow Harrison family members in Dravosburg, PA.  Family and friends will be received on Saturday, September 11, 2021, from 10-11 am at I.M FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 203 4th St, Dravosburg, PA 15034. A service will follow at the funeral home at 11:00. Interment will follow after the service at Richland Cemetery. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


Jay Z. Zaracki

August 31, 2021 |

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

Jay Z. Zaracki, 58, of McKeesport, passed away Sunday, August 29, 2021. He was born July 23, 1963 in Braddock and was  the son of the late Joseph Z. Zaracki Sr.  and Mary Ann (Norman) Zaracki Costello of McKeesport.  Jay worked many jobs throughout his life as a carpenter and as a groundskeeper at Braddock Catholic Cemetery. He was a good, easy going guy and will be missed. In addition to his mother, he is survived by brothers, James (Debbie) Zaracki of Carnegie, Joe Zaracki, and Jarrett Zaracki of McKeesport, and Johnnie Zaracki of Brookline, sister, Jerry (Dan) Keenan of Las Vegas, NV., and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by brothers, Joseph Zaracki, Jr., John Zaracki and Jeff Zaracki, sisters, Jodi Zaracki and Jana Davis and step-father, Tom Costello.  There is no visitation.  Arrangements are by the 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

 


Tracey D. Hobaugh

August 31, 2021 |

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

Tracey D. Hobaugh, age 73, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Sunday, August 29, 2021 at home. She was a retired teacher for many school districts in the area. She was a member of Central Highlands Community United Methodist Church in Elizabeth Twp. where she served as a lay minister and enjoyed volunteering with the evangelism team and as a shepherd. A favorite Irish saying of hers was, "Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love leaves a memory no one can steal.” Born August 5, 1948 in Uniontown, she was a daughter of the late Joseph O. and Alverda J. (Brown) Thompson. She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Clarence G.  Hobaugh; sons, Benjamin J. Hobaugh of Monongahela and Jonathan C. and Trisha Hobaugh of Greensburg; granddaughters, Violet and Evelina Hobaugh; and brothers, Mark and Jeffrey Thompson, both of Uniontown. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brother, Timothy Thompson and her twin sister, Marilyn (who died at birth). Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Thursday, September 2, 2021, from 2– 4 and 6-8 PM. A funeral service will take place on Friday, September 3, 2021, at 10 AM at Central Highlands Community United Methodist Church with the Rev. Stephen Morse officiating. The service can be viewed live on YouTube at HTTPS://youtu.be/CYWvZLme1o4Private burial will be in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies. Memorial contributions may be made to Central Highlands Community United Methodist Church, 100 Timothy Drive, Elizabeth, PA 15037. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Dorothy E. Donnelly

August 31, 2021 |

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

Dorothy E. Donnelly, age 95, of Coulter, died August 29, 2021, at Kane Community Living Center McKeesport.  Born November 7, 1925, in Coulterville, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Annie (Dreer) Donnelly. 

Dorothy retired from G.C. Murphy and was a member of Mary, Mother of God Parish, Corpus Christi Church. 

She is survived by nieces, Margie (Chuck) Heidenfelder, Mary Ann (Larry) Sutton, Mary Ann Ryan, Debra Higgins, Janet Harvey, Marlene Reccelle, and Linda Hill; nephews, Jack Donnelly, Thomas Belan, Rick Donnelly, Lane Donnelly, Howard Donnelly, Edward Donnelly, Bryan Donnelly, Chuck Evans, Rusty Donnelly, and many great-nieces and nephews; also sister-in-law, Geraldine Donnelly. 

She was also preceded in death by siblings, Albert Donnelly, Harry Donnelly, Howard Donnelly, Marie Butler, and Margaret Belan; nephews, James, William, and Stanley Butler, for whom she cared.

 
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Michael J. Kochman

August 31, 2021 |

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

Michael J. Kochman, age 83, of White Oak, died August 30, 2021, at UPMC McKeesport. Born November 12, 1937, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Michael John and Edith (Giles) Kochman and the husband of Pamela (Phillips) Kochman for 55 years.

 
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Walter Lee White Sr.

August 31, 2021 |

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

Walter Lee White Sr., 81, was born October 13, 1939, in Dora, Alabama.  The beloved son of Moses White and Doris Ramsaw Cobb, departed this life on August 23, 2021, in McKeesport, PA. Walter grew up in Duquesne, PA where he spend most of his time.

Walter was a lifelong member of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, in Duquesne, PA. He attended school later in life where he earns his diploma.

Walter worked as Head Maintenance for the Pittsburgh Housing Authority, where he retired in 2007. Once retired Walter spends most of his time listening to music and watching his favorite movies and spending his days talking on the phone with his sister Esmarelda.

After the passing of his wife Deborah, Walter went to live with his beloved daughter Joy Burgwin in Elizabeth Township PA. Where he lived out the rest of his life.

 
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Sheila M. Demis

August 31, 2021 |

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

Sheila M. Demis, 58, of East McKeesport died Friday August 27, 2021.  She was born on January 22, 1963 to the late Harold and Ardelle (Jordan) Glos. She was a member of Mary Mother of God Parish in White Oak. Sheila worked at the North Versailles Walmart for 20 years and retired in 2019. To know Sheila was to know laughter and truth, what you saw was what you got and you couldn’t help but love her. Sheila loved animals, even more than people at times, but that was Sheila. She will be dearly missed. Sheila is survived by her loving husband John Demis (35 years), daughter Haley Demis, son Keaton Demis, brother Bill Glos, sister Lauradean (Bebe) Brooks, brother in law Dewayne Brooks, 2 nieces, 3 great nieces, and 2 great nephews.

 
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Shirley Sidun

August 30, 2021 |

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

Shirley Sidun, 80, of North Irwin, passed away, Sunday, August 29, 2021. She was born August 22, 1941 in Osceola Mills and was the daughter of the late Russell and Mary (Dresko) Herr. Shirley attended Immaculate Conception Church in Irwin. She worked at the former Norwin Diner as a waitress, was a manager for 10 years at  Stop n 'Go  and later was an assembler at the Pittsburgh Reflector Co, and worked as a Nanny. Shirley always put others before herself, was a very hard worker, loved animals and took in several foster children.

 
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Dolly Mularski

August 30, 2021 |

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

Dolly Mularski of White Oak, born and raised in McKeesport, went to be with the Lord on August 10, 2021. Born July 10, 1930, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late John and Alexandria (Izbicki) Mols. Wife of the late Eugene Mularski (1993), married November 11, 1951, and mother of Dan Mularski.

Dolly was a woman of great character and loved by her many nieces and nephews and their children from both sides of the family. She had a few visits to hospitals over the years, but time and again was referred by the nurses as one of their favorite patients because of her pleasant attitude.

She graduated from McKeesport High School in 1948 and worked as an Executive Secretary for Westinghouse for 36 years retiring in 1994. As a world traveler, trips were made to Poland (twice), Germany, London, Alaska, and the Caribbean.

 
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Robert E. Vestrand

August 30, 2021 |

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

Robert E. Vestrand, age 68, of West Mifflin, died, Thursday, August 26, 2021 at his residence. He is the son of the late Edward L. and Helen Abraham Vestrand. He was employed as a laborer in maintenance.

 
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John Rea Thompson

August 30, 2021 |

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

John Rea Thompson, age 89, of North Versailles, formerly of Elizabeth, passed away on Saturday, August 28, 2021 at Independence Court of Monroeville. He retired as the owner/operator of the Thompson Service Center in Elizabeth. An Army veteran serving during the Korean War, he was a member of Elizabeth United Methodist Church.

He was a member of Stephen Bayard Masonic Lodge 526 of Elizabeth and enjoyed being a clown with the Tall Cedars Masonic group. He enjoyed boating at Deep Creek Lake, golfing, and gardening.

An avid snowmobiler, he enjoyed snowmobile trips all over the United States including Yellowstone, the Upper Peninsula in Michigan and Deep Creek, as well as trips to Canada.

Born June 15, 1932 in Elizabeth, he was a son of the late John M. and Guellma (Jackson) Thompson. He is survived by his wife, Etta M. (Morrison) Thompson; sons, David Thompson of North, VA and Mark Thompson of Elizabeth; also, nieces and nephews.

 
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David L. Bonacci

August 30, 2021 |

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

David L. Bonacci, age 60, of McKeesport, formerly of Duquesne, passed away on August 28, 2021, at UPMC McKeesport. Born in McKeesport on October 30, 1960, he was the son of the late Robert P. and Mary A. (Adair) Bonacci. He is survived by children Brian Bonacci of Homestead, Shelly Bonacci of McKeesport, and David Fierst of McKeesport; 11 grandchildren; brother, Wayne (Margaret) Bonacci of Phoenix, AZ and sister, Sherry Bonacci of White Oak.

 
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Cheryl L. Hopkins

August 30, 2021 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Cheryl L. Hopkins, 61, of Glassport, died Aug. 27, 2021.  She is the daughter of the late Thomas and Lois "Toots" (Littleton) Marcus.  She is survived by her beloved husband Kevin Hopkins; sons Jonathan Hopkins, Jarred Hopkins and Jeffrey Hopkins; daughter Kimberly Hopkins; brother Thomas "Nehemiah" Marcus; sister Tiffany Prescott; brother-in-law Martin Hopkins.  She was preceded in death by her sister Terri Gorda.  Cheryl was an office manager for Primary Care East and a member of St. Joachim and Anne Parish.  She loved to travel, which included trips to England, Italy, Ireland, Nashville and New York; loved going to the casino and frequently beat the odds on the scratch off tickets.  Cheryl was not only a friend to many but also a second mother to many more.

 
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Harvey (Harv) Jacobs

August 29, 2021 |

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

Harvey Jacobs (Harv), 39, of Clairton, passed away on Friday, August 20, 2021.

Born August 21st, 1981 in McKeesport, PA. He was the beloved son of Dewayne Jacobs, Sr. and Cynthia  (Grubbs) McGowan. In addition to his father, Harvey was proceeded in death by his brother Quadre Jacobs.

Harvey will be remembered and missed by his loving mother, Cynthia McGowan, wife, Illiana Liriano, children, Kimony Harris, Harve’ya Jacobs, Eriana Johnson, Justin Jacobs, and Eric Liriano, siblings, Dewayne (Jean) Jacobs, Jermaine (Tammy) Jacobs, aunt, Minerva Fields-Baldwin; nieces and nephews.

 
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Carolyn Ruth Snyder Crane

August 29, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Carolyn Ruth Snyder Crane, 55, passed away on August 19, 2021, at Ascension St. Vincent Clay County Hospital in Middleburg, Florida. Carolyn was born on March 27th, 1966 in McKeesport, PA to Raymond and Nancy (Ludwick)Snyder.  Carolyn is survived by her husband Scott Crane of 30+ years, her 2 children Dane (Shenan) and Danielle (Stephan) of Middleburg along with 5 grandchildren, Haily, Harlee, Corbin, Sierra, and Liam. She is also survived by her 6 siblings, Keith (Tina) Snyder of North Huntington, PA, William Snyder of Friendsville, MD, and Richard (Cookie) Snyder of Friendsville, MD, Lynn Semko of McKeesport, PA, Cynthia Barnes (Brian) of Sioux Falls, SD, and (predeceased) by sister Tracy Robertson. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews who loved her very much. Carolyn loved her family more than anything and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. Carolyn also enjoyed shopping, interior design and loved fixing up her home.  She truly was an amazing woman, very funny, and caring towards those she loved. There are no words to express how much she will be missed by her family, and her friends. She is loved beyond words and is now in the arms of God.  Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.hollyhillfunerals.com for the CRANE family.

 


Sidney John Cicchini

August 28, 2021 |

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

Sidney John Cicchini, age 84 of Rostraver Twp. and formerly of Clairton, peacefully passed away surrounded by his family on Friday, August 27, 2021 in McMurray Hills Manor.  Born June 22, 1937 in Clairton, he was a son of the late Joseph and Anna (Harchar) Cicchini.  A Veteran of the US Army, serving during the Vietnam War, Sid was a member of the Class of 1955 of Clairton High School and graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, earning a degree in economics, and also received a teaching degree from California University of Pennsylvania.  He began teaching mathematics at Thomas Jefferson High School and then spent 20 years at US Steel Clairton Works in various management positions, finishing in Labor Relations.  After early retirement, he began a career in real estate acquisition, development, and construction, specializing in single family homes and patio homes in Rostraver Twp. and nearby communities.  Sid was also a member of the Church of St. Anne, where he was a long time member of the Finance Committee, a Eucharistic Minister, Lector, and Adult Server.  In his spare time, he enjoyed quality time with all the neighbors on Jamie Drive and his many good friends from the Clairton High School class of 1955, who remained close to him for over 65 years.  Sid was also a dedicated fan of the Pitt Panthers and a season ticket holder of the Pittsburgh Steelers for many years and attended three Super Bowls.  

 
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Leah J. Pricener

August 28, 2021 |

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

Leah J. Pricener, 59, of Herminie, passed away Thursday, August 26, 2021 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.  She was born, October 11, 1961 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Thomas and Jo Anne (Layman) Hill.  Leah was a program manager for JB's Bright Beginnings Childcare Center and a member of The Potter's Church, New Stanton.  She enjoyed photography, collecting Polish pottery, decorating for the holidays, spring flowers and attending the fall festivals, especially Fort Ligonier Days.  Leah loved children and serving God and her church.  She is survived by her loving husband or 37 years, John S. Pricener; sons, Stanley and Zachary Pricener; brothers, Thomas III (Lynn), Glenn (Gay), Gregory (Debbie), Jonathan (Diana); sisters, Rebecca Hill, Beverly (Russ) Faust, Rachel (Raymond) Sapienza, Marjorie (Brian) Cooke, Claudia Rapp, Esther (Andrew) Pasedag; sisters-in-law, Patricia (Pete) Boyko, Mary Beth (Horacio Sam) Pricener-Uvalle; brother-in-law, Robert Genda; and numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister-in-law, Lee Anne Genda.  Family and friends will be received from 12-3 & 4-7 p.m. on Monday at Norwin Christian Church.  A funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. on Tuesday in the church.  Interment to follow in West Newton Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Potter's Church, P.O. Box 49, Hermine, PA  15637.  Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Patricia “Pat” Regina Zimmerman Morrow Schwamberger Ulakovich

August 28, 2021 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Patricia “Pat” Regina Zimmerman Morrow Schwamberger Ulakovich, 85 of Elizabeth, formerly of Jefferson Boro, passed away at home surrounded by family on Friday, August 27, 2021. She was born on August 24, 1936 to the late Winfield Zimmerman and Cecelia McConeghy Tyler. Pat is survived by her daughters Colleen (Gary Sr.) Odenthal of Elizabeth, Karen Contrillo of Monesson, Debra Lockner of Elizabeth, Michelle (Robert II) Lucas of Clarksville, and her son Elmer “Bud” Morrow Jr. of Monesson. Her grandchildren include Regina (Dubs) Richard, Gary Odenthal Jr., Laura (William) Hammitt, Dannielle Henry, Scott Sands, Charles (Tina) Frankert Jr., Michael (Sunshine) Frankert, Alicia (Denny) Hinton, Elicia (Chad) Outlaw, Robert (Amber) Lucas III, Matt (Brianna) Lucas, Megan (Andrew) Lucas, Richard Morrow, as well as 18 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her niece Sherry (Keith) Brown of West Newton, and her brother Beau Zimmerman of Florida, as well as many other nieces, nephews, and cousins. Pat was preceded in death by her husbands Elmer Morrow Sr., Ernest Schwamberger, and George Ulakovich, as well as her son LCPL Richard Morrow, daughter Phyllis Poziviak, grandson Phillip Morrow, and sister Kathleen Behanna. As a Gold Star Mother, Pat devoted much of her life to the military troops through the VFW Auxiliary Post 803 in Clairton. As a lifelong member of the VFW Auxiliary, she had been recognized for her care packages sent to the US Troops serving overseas for many years. She was also a member of the Elizabeth Chapter Women of the Moose, Mooseheart. Pat took great pride in her fundraising for charities. She worked for many years in the reproduction department at Dick Corporation from which she retired in 2001. Family and friends will be received on Monday, August 30, 2021, from 2-4, and 6-9 PM. at S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th ST, Clairton, PA 15025. Interment will occur at Round Hill Cemetery at 10 am on Tuesday, August 31, 2021, followed by a reception at VFW Post 803 in Clairton. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com­­

 


Patricia Kay Connors

August 27, 2021 |

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

Patricia Kay Connors, 71, of Elizabeth, passed away Thursday, August 26, 2021. She was born November 3, 1949 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late James E. and Vera H. (Sharpack) Connors. She is survived by her daughters, Lorri (Don) Thorton of Elizabeth Township, Karri (Tom) Boden of Liberty Borough and Sarah (Mike) Zorrak of Cranberry, son, Christopher Payne of Germany, sister, Dorothy "Cookie" Gillie of Greenock, 13 grandchildren, nieces and nephews. There is no visitation. Graveside service will be held at the Round Hill Cemetery in Elizabeth Township. Arrangements are by Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412) 7512-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, director. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 


Harry "Randy" Drye

August 27, 2021 |

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

Harry "Randy" Drye, age 70 of Citrus County, Florida passed away peacefully on August 5, 2021 while at home with his cherished wife Dianne Lisa Drye at his side. He is survived by daughter Tracy (Brian) Dixon of North Carolina, sister Linda (Glenn) Raymer of North Huntingdon Pennsylvania, brother Edward Bruce (Sammi) Drye of Wild Wood Florida, sister Patti Cimba of McKeesport Pennsylvania, grandchildren Cody and Leigha, nieces and nephews. 

 
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Mary Ann Johnson

August 27, 2021 |

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

Mary Ann Johnson, age 84, of West Mifflin died on Thursday, August 26, 2021. She was born in Pittsburgh on June 19, 1937 and is the daughter of the late Anna Yanko and Edward Frango; and the wife of the late Charles Edward Johnson.

 
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Clement A. Cafasso, Jr.

August 27, 2021 |

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

Clement A. Cafasso, Jr., age 73 of Greenock, passed away at home on Thursday, August 26, 2021.  Born December 23, 1947 in Altoona, he was a son of the late Clement A. Cafasso, Sr. and Mary (LaMancusa) Cafasso.  Clement was a graduate of both Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School in Altoona and Penn State University.   A retired engineer for Westinghouse in Monroeville who also worked at Mt. Macrina Manor, Clement was a US Army Veteran of the Vietnam War, and a member of Sts. Joachim and Anne Parish - St. Michaels Church in Elizabeth Twp., the Knights of Columbus, and the National Association of Professional Engineers.  He is survived by his wife Celeste (Schreiner) Cafasso; his children Suzanne Cafasso of Greenock, Dominic (JoLayne) Cafasso of Oxford, NC, Corinne (Rob) Jukes of Center Twp., and Alexsis (Tony) Fairbanks of North Huntingdon; his grandchildren Joshua Claus and Brandon, Matthew, and Riley Jukes; his sister Louise Walter of Altoona; and also nieces and nephews.  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Marcelle Burchner. 

 
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Frank A. Rinella

August 27, 2021 |

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

Frank A. Rinella, age 98, of Las Vegas, died August 13, 2021, at Nathan Adelson Hospice in Las Vegas.  Born August 17, 1922, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Frank and Catherine (LaRosa) Rinella.  
Frank was a partner of The Club Car in McKeesport, a member of Our Lady of Las Vegas Catholic Church, a 44-year member of  Local 60-471 Pittsburgh Musicians' Union, a former member of St. Perpetua Church in McKeesport, and a former member of the McKeesport Elks Lodge.  
He is survived by cousins, Sam (Faye) LaRosa, Antonia (Nick) Michel, and nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Sam Rinella, and sister Josephine Casica.  
Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Sunday, August 29, 2021, from 2-5 p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, August 30, 2021, at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick Church.  Burial will follow at St. Mary German Cemetery.  
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.  
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in his honor to the LaRosa Foundation, 108 Marshall Dr. McKeesport, PA 15132.  
Chris Odasso, Supervisor.

 


Louise DeVito

August 27, 2021 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Louise A. (DiGiacomo) DeVito, 98 of Glassport, passed away on Thursday, August 26, 2021, at Riverside Care Center. She was born in McKeesport on May 10, 1923, to the late Giuseppe and Ida DeFrancisco DiGiacomo. Louise was the loving wife of 43 years to the late Nunzio “Tony” DeVito. She is survived by her daughter Lucille (Bob) Balog of Glassport, her son Joseph A. (Carole) DeVito of White Oak, as well as many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her grandchildren Colleen Balog, Tracey Werner, and Jay DeVito, as well as her great-grandchildren Owen and Zachary Werner. Louise was preceded in death by her sister Elizabeth Grossi and her brothers J.D., Mario, and Anthony. She was a member of the Sons of Italy as well as a member of the St. Joachim and Anne Catholic Church, formerly known as Queen of the Rosary. She enjoyed reading, cooking Italian food, going for walks, and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Family and friends will be received on Sunday, August 29, 2021, from 6-8 pm at E.C. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 235 Monongahela Ave, Glassport, PA 15045. A service will take place at 10 am on Monday, August 30, 2021, at St. Joachim and Anne Parish. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Port Vue. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


John A. Yevick

August 26, 2021 |

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

John A. Yevick, age 84, of Duquesne, passed away on Wednesday, August 25, 2021. Born in McKeesport on September 7, 1936, he was the son of the late Anthony & Emily (Evanko) Yevick. He was a retired letter carrier for the Duquesne Post Office and former parking meter reader for the City of Duquesne.  He was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish-Holy Name Church. John proudly served his county in the Air Force during the Korean War and in the Coast Guard during the Vietnam War. He is the beloved husband for 56 years to Louise A. (Marchitello) Yevick; father of Cheryl (Raymond) Luffy of Baldwin and Retired M/Sgt. John A. Yevick II (U.S. Air Force retired) of Jupiter, FL; grandfather of Christopher Luffy, Raymond “Trey” Luffy, Nicole Luffy and Tara (Cameron) Simmons; great grandfather of Kamryn Simmons; brother of Jane Stash of Tampa, FL. Visitation will be held on Sunday, August 29, 2021, from 2-4 & 6-8 P.M. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 15110, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER, SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER, FUNERAL DIRECTOR, where a blessing service will be held on Monday, August 30, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Name Church, Duquesne, with the Rev. Thomas Lewandowski officiating, followed by the presentation of Military Honors. Interment will follow in Holy Name Cemetery, West Mifflin. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer Association-Greater Pittsburgh Chapter or to Cancer Research.

 


Dell Dobranski Tackis

August 26, 2021 |

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

Dell Dobranski Tackis, age 84, of Swisshelm, PA, formerly of McKeesport and White Oak, died on Wednesday, August 25, 2021. She was born in McKeesport on November 16, 1936. and is the daughter of the late Vera Maturkanic and Stephen Gougler.

 
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Ronald W. Lose

August 25, 2021 |

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

Ronald W. Lose, 79, of North Huntingdon, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 24, 2021. He was born, June 15, 1942 in N. Braddock, a son of the late Walter and Wilma (Hillman) Lose. Prior to his retirement, Ron was a serviceman for Equitable Gas for nearly 50 years. He was a veteran of the US Air Force and served in Greenland. He enjoyed fishing with his grandsons, bowling, playing pinochle, and as a younger man riding his motorcycle. He also looked forward to having breakfast with his fellow retirees from Equitable Gas from time to time. Ron was a loyal friend to many and the first to lend a kind hand to a stranger. He had an incredibly strong work ethic and was the perfect handyman at home.
He was deeply proud of his two daughters and his grandchildren and was happy to be recently blessed with a new great granddaughter. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, JoAnne Perri. He is survived by his wife, Lesley (Miller) Lose; daughters, Mareen O'Brien and her husband, Kevin, Lori Branthoover and her husband, Mike; sisters, Cheryl (Ray) George, Donna Lose; grandchildren, Kirstie, Bella, Christopher, Nicholas; and great-granddaughter, Juliette. Services are private. Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA . In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Norwin Area Meals on Wheels. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Joshua A. "Deck" Decker

August 25, 2021 |

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

Joshua A. "Deck" Decker, 39, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, August 24, 2021. He was born January 26, 1982 in McKeesport and was the son of Alberta (Paul Paterra) Decker of McKeesport  and Gene (Theresa) Lakovic of Clairton.  Josh loved spending time with his friends, who were like family to him. He and his wife, Stacy would travel with friends to attend music concerts across the country.  He also enjoyed visiting to Disney World, going to the movies and attending Pirates games. He was a fan of all the Pittsburgh sports teams. Deck also had a special interest in horror, true crime, Cryptozoology and ufology. Josh also enjoyed trying new and exotic food, whether it be at home or traveling with his wife and friends to different restaurants.  He will be greatly missed.

 
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Logan Ausburn

August 25, 2021 |

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

Logan "Logy" Ausburn, age 74, of Elizabeth, passed away on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at home. He retired as a laborer for West Elizabeth Lumber Co. in Elizabeth. Born January 12, 1947 in West Elizabeth, he was a son of the late Finley and Della (Patterson) Ausburn. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Beverly A. (Monich) Ausburn; also, nieces and a nephew. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brother, David Ausburn. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Thursday, August 26, 2021 from 2-8 PM. A funeral service will take place on Friday, August 27, 2021 at 10 AM in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jude Urso officiating. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


John F. Lazar

August 25, 2021 |

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

John F. "Jack" Lazar, age 89, of Elizabeth Twp., formerly of Clairton, passed away on Monday, August 23, 2021 at Manorcare Health Services - Whitehall. He was a retired crane operator for U.S. Steel Irvin Works in West Mifflin. An Army veteran serving during the Korean War, he was a member of Ascension of Our Lord Byzantine Catholic Church in Clairton. Born October 7, 1931 in New Kensington, he was a son of the late John P. and Frances (Konieczny) Lazar. He is survived by his wife, Sharlene (Moxin) Lazar, whom he married June 11, 1953; daughter, Kathleen Sorton of Elizabeth Twp.; son, Daniel Lazar of Elizabeth; grandchildren, Larry Sorton of Scott Twp., Sarah (William) Smith of Elizabeth Twp. and Emily Sorton of Elizabeth Twp.; three great-grandchildren; brothers, Doug Lazar, Francie Lazar, Art Lazar; also, nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Friday, August 27, 2021 from 12 Noon until the time of Panachida at 2 PM with the Rev. Ivan Mina officiating. Private burial will be in Ascension Cemetery, Clairton. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Frances R. (Testa) Loughner

August 25, 2021 |

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

Frances R. (Testa) Loughner, 98, of North Versailles died Friday, August 20, 2021. She was born March 11, 1923 in Treesmills, a daughter of the late Domenic and Jane (Shelkey) Testa. She was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, North Versailles. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by a daughter Juanita Smith and siblings Ida Forney, Dorothy Bendis, and Wayne Testa.

 
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Murriel S. (Mort) Magee

August 25, 2021 |

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

Murriel S. (Mort) Magee, 105, of North Huntingdon, died Tuesday August 17, 2021. She was born May 26, 1916 in New Castle, a daughter of the late David and Rose (Hillman) Mort and was also preceded in death by her husband James B. Magee and siblings William, Hilda, and Charles Mort.

Murriel was a former hairdresser. She and her late husband James “Burt”, who worked for U.S. Steel, started their married life in New Castle and then moved to Dravosburg. Following Burt’s career then moved to Fairless Hills. After retirement they moved to Vero Beach, Florida, before moving back to McKeesport to be closer to family. She loved music, loved to sing, and enjoyed travelling to visit family.

 
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William "Bill" Louis Hutchison

August 24, 2021 |

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

William "Bill" Louis Hutchison, 51, of Monroeville, passed away Tuesday, August 24, 2021. He was born August 22, 1970 in McKeesport and was the son of Francis and Sharon (Seriana) Pomay of Greenock. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Kristin (Painter) Hutchison, sister, Lindsey (Daniel) Duda of North Huntingdon, aunt, LouAnn (Butch) Evangelsita of Greenock, mother and father in law, Gerard and Linda Stiefvater of Rostraver, nieces, Brinley and Callie Duda, cousins, Tracy (Craig) Stephenson and Heather (Glenn) Davis and his dogs, London and Finley. Bill loved animals, sports (especially the Oakland Raiders), and playing Texas Hold'em. He was preceded in death by his aunt, Lois Wallace.

 
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Richard Edward Rolnik

August 24, 2021 |

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

Richard Edward Rolnik, age 85, of White Oak, died August 23, 2021, at Paramount Senior Living. Born May 21, 1936, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Joseph and Mary (Dudek) Rolnik and the wife of Elva F. (Roberts) Rolnik.
Richard retired from National Tube Works as a billet roller. He attended McKeesport Vo-Tech. Richard was a member of the Bryn Mawr Church of Christ. He enjoyed taking vacations with his family.

 
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Donald W. Molinaro

August 24, 2021 |

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

Donald W. Molinaro, age 93 of Glassport and formerly of Clairton, passed away on Monday, August 23, 2021 in his home peacefully and surrounded by his family.  Born October 15, 1927 in Glassport, he was a son of the late Dominic and Edna (Cothery) Molinaro.  A former steelworker at Copperweld in Glassport, Don was a Veteran of the US Navy, serving during both World War II and the Korean War.  He was a member of both Triumph of the Holy Cross Parish - St. Clare of Assisi Church, Clarton, and the American Legion Daniel Keffer Post #75, Clairton.  In his spare time, he was an avid runner, participating in many Pittsburgh Great Races over the years.  Besides his parents, Don was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years Rica (Campolongo) Molinaro, who passed away November 6, 2005; his grandson Kirk Sprouse, who passed away August 14, 1992; and his brothers George and Duane Molinaro.  He is survived by his daughters Edna Jean (Steve) Fleishaker of Myrtle Beach, SC, Danette (Ray) Sprouse of Glassport, Helen Marie (Chuck) Kennedy of Lansdale, and Mary Kay (Richard) Rafferty; his five grandchildren Chas (Rachel) Sprouse, Steve (Tiffany) Fleishaker, Kelly (Sam) Schulte, Caitlin (Jeff) Nichols, and Brianna Kennedy; his five great-grandchildren; and also nieces and nephews.

 
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Edward C. Steinman

August 24, 2021 |

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

Edward C. Steiman, age 61, of McKeesport, formerly of Braddock, passed away on August 23, 2021, at home. Son of the late Willie P. & Delores Jean (Ausselburn) Steinman, he was born in Jeannette, on December 16, 1959. He was a contractor, working for Chris Jackson Contracting, he frequented Kynor’s Korner and was a Veteran. He was the husband of the late Rhonda (Gongaware) Steinman; father of Timothy (Crystal Fagan) Steinman; grandfather of Michael McIntosh, Trevor Steinman & Skyla Steinman; brother of Tim, Jake and Tony Steinman, Kathy Flanigan, Deloris Niver & Patty Morrison and predeceased by Jim, Bob and Paul Steinman and Sandy Klagas. Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 26, 2021 from 4-8 p.m., at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 15110, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER, SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER, FUNERAL DIRECTOR, where a Funeral Service will be held at 7:30 p.m. with Rev. George Saletrik officiating.

 


Louella J. Teck

August 24, 2021 |

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

Louella J. Teck, age 79, of Liberty Borough, formerly of Braddock, died August 19, 2021, at UPMC Presbyterian. Born September 29, 1941, in Braddock, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Lucy (Kuzniewski) Musgrave.
Louella retired from Senior Care Plaza of McKeesport, where she was the activities director. She belonged to Life Span of McKeesport. Louella enjoyed baking, and working word puzzles.

She is survived by her daughters, Tania (Thomas) McFadden, and Tracey Watkins both of Liberty Borough; grandchildren, Samantha, and Jonathan; brother, Nelson Musgrave of West Mifflin; also many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

 
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Aldia Pavlik

August 24, 2021 |

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

Aldia (Desrosier) Pavlik of Clairton passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 22, 2021 at home at the age of 98.

Aldia was born in Crookston, MN on February 19, 1923 to Joseph David and Mary Ann (Delorme) Desrosier.  She met her husband William G. at a nightclub in Saginaw, MI. while he was on leave in Bay City, MI., from the U.S. Coast Guard during WWII.  They were married on September 15, 1945 and celebrated 59 years together before his passing on January 3, 2005.  Aldia was a member of Triumph of the Holy Cross Parish – St. Clare of Assisi Church in Clairton and was a faithful watcher of the Catholic Mass on television when she was no longer able to physically attend Mass.  Her hobbies through the years included knitting, sewing, tailoring, making doll houses, and upholstering.

 
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Milton Cleary

August 23, 2021 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Milton A. Cleary, 91, of Glassport died Aug. 23, 2021.  He is the son of the late James and Belle Cleary and beloved husband of the late Eileen (Hays) Cleary.  Milton was retired from Westinghouse.  He is survived by his nephews Lance (Jenn) Tacik, Tim Brown, Bill Brown, David Hays, Timothy Hays and Brian Hays; nieces Launette (Craig) Tacik-Weber, Laurie Tacik, Leslie (Steve) Inskeep, Andrea Vojtko, Doris Protz and Eileen Hays and special friend Lorraine Fontanese.  A private funeral service will be held on Sat., Aug. 28, 2021.  Funeral arrangements by Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport.

 


Miriam Scott Apter

August 23, 2021 |

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

Miriam Scott Apter passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 21 at the wonderful age of 101. She was born June 18, 1920 in Welch, West Virginia and was the daughter of the late David and Libby (Roston) Scott. She was the beloved wife of the late Nathaniel Apter for almost 75 years. She was a graduate of The Collegiate School in Richmond VA, and attended the University of Richmond before transferring to Goucher College. 

 
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James "Jim" Murphy

August 23, 2021 |

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

James "Jim"  Murphy, 94, of Duquesne, passed away Saturday, August 21, 2021. He was born May 16, 1927 in Rankin and was the son of the late William "Bill" and Helen (Ursing) Murphy.  Jim was a World War II Veteran who served in the US NAVY.  He was a graduate of both the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science and Penn Tech. He would go on to work as the building and grounds supervisor at Bettis Lab in West Mifflin.  Jim was an avid tv watcher, especially science programs and loved getting new tvs.  He enjoyed going on many cruises with his companion, Martha. Jim was a good man and a hard worker, he will be greatly missed.  He is survived by companion of 37 years, Martha Ann Davis, daughter, Deborah Lynn Murphy of Pittsburgh, sons, James Brian Murphy of Pittsburgh and Paul Murphy of Swissvale, sister, Helen Morris of Chicora, PA, and grandson, Raymond of Pittsburgh. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Donna Catherine Murphy, and brothers, Edward "Buster" and William Murphy. Following Jim's wishes, there will be no visitation. Private inurnment will take place at Fells Cemetery in Rostraver at a later date. Arrangements are by Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 1638 Lincoln Way, White Oak (412) 672-6322 Troy J. Gilbert, Director. Condolences may be made at GilbertFuneralHomeandCrematory.com

 


Dolores J. Cancino

August 23, 2021 |

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

Dolores J. Cancino, 88, of Irwin, passed away Sunday, August 22, 2021 at Riverside Nursing Center.  She was born January 29, 1933 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late George and Mary (Tomovsick) Margie.  Prior to her retirement, Dolores was a cake decorator for Giant Eagle.  She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church and Topps.  She enjoyed crafting and clowning, making costumes, hats, gardening, baking cakes and making candy.  Dolores found great joy being around children and sharing in their laughter.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, D. David Cancino, brother, Edward Margie and sister, Irene Long.  She is survived by her son, D. Rick Cancino and his wife, Nancy; daughters, Paulette Myers and Diane Lavelle and her husband, Jim; grandchildren, Benjamin Cancino, Aaron Myers, Rachel Myers, Carmen Davidson, Alex Lavelle; step grandchild, Chris; great-grandchildren, Maggie and Ayden; step great-grandchildren, Xavier, Haley, Caleb, A.J., Savana and Elsiabelle. Friends will be received from 2-5:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  A blessing service will follow at 5:30 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment will be private.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Marlene Simmons

August 23, 2021 |

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

Marlene Simmons, age 72, of Dravosburg, died August 21, 2021, at Riverside Care Center. Born March 27, 1949, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Richard and LaVerne (Elkins) Mabe and the wife of the late Alvin R. Simmons.

 
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Cynthia Louise Milchick

August 23, 2021 |

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

Cynthia Louise Milchick, 72, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, August 20, 2021 at UPMC Shadyside Hospital.  She was born March 15, 1949 in Braddock, a daughter of the late Andrew and Mary Louise (Cifranick) Milchick.  Cynthy was a graduate of Norwin Senior High School and was a cosmetologist.  She was a member of St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon where she was Director of R.C.I. A.,  a Eucharistic Minister, catechism teacher and taught Bible classes for many years.  Cynthy belonged to the Secular Carmelite Order of Latrobe of Jesus Mary and Joseph, given the Carmelite name, Cynthia of the Good Shepherd.  She was a devout Catholic who dedicated her life to God.  In her spare time, she enjoyed reading and watching movies.  She is survived by her siblings, Kenneth A. Milchick and his wife, Mary E. "Liz", Dennis R. Milchick and his wife, Shirley, Andrea McAfee, and Thomas A. Milchick; nephew, David (Danielle) Milchick; and niece, Tracey (Greg) Hartman.  Friends will be received from 2-7 p.m. on Wednesday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Thursday at 10 a.m. in St. Agnes Church.  Interment to follow in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Irwin.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Agnes Church, 11400 St. Agnes Lane, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.   www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Andrew R. "Drew" Bickus

August 22, 2021 |

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

Andrew R. “Drew” Bickus, age 52, formerly of Duquesne, passed away on August 18, 2021. Born in McKeesport on September 27, 1968, he was the son of the late Ronald & Leslie Bickus, late Arnold & Henrietta “Etta Gail” (Wurzbacher) Bickus Sopko & Gerri (Soffa) Sopko. He was a former member of Christ Lutheran Church-Duquesne, enjoyed cooking, dancing and the Steelers, played rugby and owned his own construction business. He is survived by his former wife, Beverly Smerkol; father of Daryl Hannah Kmiec of McHenry, IL and Olivia Faye Bickus of West Mifflin; brother of Tammy (late Tim) Chonko of Duquesne, Ronda (Mitchell) Brourman of Edgewood, Gregg (Lisa) Bickus of Lockport, IL, Justin (Michele) Bickus of Chicago, IL, Erin (Matthew) Stevenson of Chicago, IL and the late Joetta R. Sharp; and many nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, August 28, 2021, at 1:00 p.m., at Christ Lutheran Church, Duquesne, with Pastor John Gropp officiating. Arrangements entrusted to MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC. 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 15110, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER, SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER, FUNERAL DIRECTOR.

 


Cheryl Ann Gogo

August 22, 2021 |

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

Cheryl Ann Gogo, age 70, of North Versailles, died unexpectedly on Thursday, August 19, 2021, while vacationing with her family in North Carolina.  She was born in McKeesport on July 4, 1951 and is the daughter of the late Edwin J. Piskorski and the late Rose Layton Beldham.  She retired from Gurrentz International in Forest Hills and was a member of the PNA 352 in McKeesport, White Oak American Legion, the Moose in Irwin and South Wilmerding Fire Hall.  She enjoyed going to the beach and loved spending time with her family.

 
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Raymond W. Kostovny

August 22, 2021 |

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

Raymond W. Kostovny, age 77, of Irwin, died August 20, 2021, at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital of Greensburg. Born November 29, 1943, in Homestead, he was the son of the late Frank and Margaret (Magnus) Kostovny and the husband of Barbara (Kotulsky) Kostovny.

 
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Ralph L. Sipes

August 22, 2021 |

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

Ralph L. Sipes, 84, of North Huntingdon, passed away Saturday, August 21, 2021 at his home.  He was born July 2, 1937 in Slate Lick, PA, a son of the late Lawrence and Mildred (Claypool) Sipes.  Prior to his retirement, Ralph worked and retired from General Motors.  He was an active member of the Pittsburgh Association of the Deaf and enjoyed fishing and hunting.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Richard, George and Stanley.  He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Nancy (Stewart) Sipes; son, David Sipes and his wife, Tricia; brother, Ronald Sipes; sister, Sandra Valentine; grandchildren, Kolton and Kaylee.  Friends will be received from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. on Thursday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  A funeral service will be held on Friday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment to follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Marcia "Marcy" Lynn King

August 22, 2021 |

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

Marcia "Marcy" Lynn King,  70, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Friday, August 20, 2021. She was born July 5, 1951 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late John "Jack" Christian and Shirley Mae (Johnson) Burd. Marcy was a member of the Greenock United Methodist Church and worked for Dr. Edwin Davis in Elizabeth until her retirement in 2019. She was a 1969 graduate of Elizabeth Forward High School.

 
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M. Madelaine "Maisie" Carr

August 21, 2021 |

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

M. Madelaine "Maisie" Carr, age 86 of Coulter, passed away at home on Friday, August 20, 2021.  Born February 2, 1935 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Leona (McNellis) Coulter.  A former home healthcare companion and assistant at the Barber Dental Association in McKeesport, Maisie was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  She was also a volunteer for both Meals on Wheels and Kane Hospital, a former president and township commissioner for South Versailles Twp., a former Coulter School Board member, and a member of the Coulter VFD Auxiliary, the McKeesport Lions Club, and the McKeesport Garden Club.  Maisie is survived by her husband of 67 years Patrick J. Carr; her children P. Kenneth (Diane) Carr of Coulter, Carlene (Rick) Mears of Fairfield, CA, and Daniel K. (Kimberly) Carr of McKeesport; her ten grandchildren, her twenty great-grandchildren; her sister Janice Stillwell, and her brother Michael Coulter.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister Frances Muha. 

 
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Steven M. Miller

August 20, 2021 |

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

Steven M. Miller, 61, of Pittsburgh, formerly of New Florence, passed away Thursday, August 19, 2021.  He was born June 28, 1960 in Johnstown, a son of the late Donald and Dorothy (Monihen) Miller.  Prior to his retirement, Steven was a union carpenter for Local #432.  He enjoyed music, playing the guitar, hunting, camping, going to the beach and especially spending time with his grandchildren.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Gregg McChesney.  He is survived by his daughters, Jennifer Fleming and her husband, Mark, Libbie Kreuger and her husband, Ben; brother, Daniel (Debbie) Miller; sisters, Dawn Dupuis, Rebecca McChesney; grandchildren, Coleman and Kailey; and several nieces and nephews.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Arrangements were made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  Donations may be made to the HosPaws, Youngwood, PA in memory of Steven.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Lucille B. Eonta

August 20, 2021 |

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

Lucille B. Eonta, 87, of White Oak, passed away Thursday, August 19, 2021. She was born September 22, 1933 in McKees Rocks and was the daughter of the late Peter A. and Lucille (Escawage) Donahoe. She was the wife of the late John C. Eonta who passed away July 11, 1987.

 
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Winnetta Svenungsen

August 19, 2021 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Winnetta A. Svenungsen, 70, of Port Vue, died Aug. 18, 2021.  She is the daughter of the late Sverve and Louise Svenungsen and beloved companion and fiance of Gary Bence.  She is survived by her daughters Shawna (Keith) Ribich and Ann (John) Wargo; son John (Melissa) DiCarlo; sister Donna (Ed) Stromberg; also grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Winnetta was preceded in death by her son Ronald Svenungsen.  Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport, on Mon. from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8.  A funeral mass will be held Tues. at 10:00 am at Queen of the Rosary Church with Father Wojcicki.  

 


Braun P. Welsch

August 19, 2021 |

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

Braun P. Welsch, 91, formerly of North Huntingdon died August 18, 2021 at Brookdale Sr. Living Center. He was born August 10, 1930 in Turtle Creek a son of the late George and Matlida Breeger Welsch. Braun was a member of the Circleville United Methodist Church. Prior to his retirement he was employed as a supervisor by Verizon Central office. He was an avid outdoorsman and a veteran of the U.S. Navy having served during the Korean War.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Dale, two brothers, George Jr. and Robert C. Welsch. He is survived by his beloved wife, Betty (Tietze) Welsch, his daughter, Roxanne Anson, daughter-in-law, Roberta Welsch, one granddaughter, Kristen (Scott), one great grandchild, Tyler, a nephew, Barry Welsch. There will be no public visitation. Arrangements by James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made Circleville United Methodist Church.

 


Larry Hoffman Sr.

August 19, 2021 |

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

Larry J.  Hoffman Sr., 63, of Larimer, passed away Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at his home.  He was born February 22, 1958, a son of the late Jesse and Hazel Triplett Hoffman.  Prior to his retirement, Larry was a surveyor for West Penn Power. He was a member of the American Eagles in Irwin, Larimer Firehall Social Club, played pool in various pool leagues. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed camping, hunting and fishing. In addition to his parents, He was preceded in death by his wife Karen Venzon Hoffman in 2020.  He is survived by his sons, Larry Jr (Jessica). and Christopher  (Dana); daughter, Haley Hoffman (Tommy) , a sister Hazel Hoffman, grandchildren, Jeffrey, Jeremy, Amanda, Skylar, Serenity and Damian.  Friends will be received from 2-6 p.m. on Monday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family through our website . www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 
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Florence A. Horvath

August 18, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

Florence A. Horvath, Age 90 of East McKeesport passed away on Sunday, August 15, 2021. She was born January 7, 1931. She is preceded in death by her husband of over 60 years, Julius M. Horvath, and her parents, Maurice and Helen McCarthy, her brothers, Maurice and John McCarthy, and her sisters, Eleanor Volturno and May Helen Kramer, and her son in law, John Bruno. She is survived by her children, Debra Bruno of Greensburg, Ardele Dull of North Versailles, Mark Horvath of White Oak, Jim Horvath, Joanne Horvath of Williamsburg, Virginia, Bill Horvath of White Oak, Mary Ann Bargiel, Richard Bargiel of White Oak and Richard Horvath of East McKeesport.

She was loved by 22 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. She was a member of Saint Robert Bellarmine Church for 62 years, which is now Mary Mother of God Parish. She was a devout Catholic who revered the Blessed Mother.

 
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Michael W. Holland

August 18, 2021 |

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

Michael W. Holland, 61, of North Versailles Twp., died on Sunday August 15, 2021. Son of the late James “Hank” and Mary (Connelly) Holland. Beloved husband of Anita (LaGorga) Holland. Loving Father of Ryan Holland and Coryann Holland. Dear brother of Rev. James Holland and Linda (James) Bazzone. Brother-in-law of Anthony LaGorga, John (Beverly) LaGorga, and the late Joseph D. LaGorga. Uncle of Dominic, Jason, Victor, and Jeremy. Special friends that are like family, Chuck and Nancy Lukondi, Allison and Lacey Lukondi, and his favorite volleyball/basketball player Chloe Lukondi.

Mike worked for Equitable and Peoples Gas for 43 years. He was a lifelong member of St Robert Bellarmine Church Mary Mother of God Parish. He was a valued friend by many. Not many can say their best friends with the same guys that they hung out with in High School, Mike could say that.

Mike loved listening to music and sports, baseball being his favorite. Although he loved the Pirates, Ryan, Mike, and the boys would take in a little league game any day. He was so supportive of Anita, Ryan, and Cory in all their activities. He never wanted to be in the spotlight but none of us would have shined without him. Mike loved to trash talk, be it Spades, Cornhole, Monopoly, playing or not, he always had a sarcastic comment for those playing. Friday night dinner and game nights were his favorite.

 
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Anthony Isaac (Tony) Cook

August 18, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Obituary

Anthony Isaac (Tony) Cook, 16, of Glassport, Pa., passed away peacefully in his home after a hard fought battle with cancer on August 8, 2021 surrounded by his loving family.

Tony was born at West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on April 14, 2005. He attended South Allegheny School District. He was an excellent student and a member of the National Junior Honor Society. The South Allegheny Gladiators including teachers, schoolmates and entire community showed overwhelming support and embodied the #Tonystrong movement. They tirelessly stood beside him throughout his long and difficult battle with neurofibromatosis and cancer. He never felt alone.

 
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Joseph P. Reed

August 18, 2021 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

 

Joseph Paul Reed, 51, of West Mifflin passed away Aug. 15, 2021 at home.  He was the son of the late James V. and Arlene Reed.  Joey will be greatly missed and remembered for his love of his family and friends.  Joey loved all living things from animals to bugs.  He wouldn’t harm a fly.  Next time you see a spider maybe you can be like Joe and let it go.  He loved seeing people happy, cookouts with his family, his nieces and nephews, frisbee and had a fascination with dragons.  He hated the cable company.  He had a great sense of humor and would often imitate Jim Carrey and the Jerky Boys.  If you needed help with anything he would try his best to fix it for you.  He was so kind and gentle.  Not loud or arrogant.  Sweet and generous. 

 
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Bernard J. Runge

August 18, 2021 |

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

Bernard J. Runge, age 91, of West Mifflin, passed away on August 17, 2021. Born in Duquesne on April 27, 1930, he was the son of the late Edward & Catherine (Fey) Runge. He was a retired plumber from Local #27, a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish-St. Joseph Church where he served as an usher and money counter, Past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus #4210 and also a member of the Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree. He was Past President of the K of C Senior Citizens, a member of the West Mifflin Annex Senior Citizens, and volunteer and potato pancake maker for the St. Joseph Fish Fry.

 
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Dennis J. Banks, Sr.

August 18, 2021 |

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

Dennis J. Banks, Sr., age 63, of White Oak, died on Tuesday, August 17, 2021.  He was born in Pittsburgh on February 13, 1958 and is the son of the late Joseph Banks and Erna Birkholz Banks Dean and his stepfather, John Dean.

He was employed by Bombardier/Alston Transportation in West Mifflin.  He was a devout Christian, who attended the Norwin Christian Church in North Huntingdon and Open Bible Church, in McKeesport and enjoyed attending their many functions.  He enjoyed working with puzzles and building things with his hands including many construction and remodeling projects.  He liked attending art festivals, flea markets, open houses, playing Uno with grandchildren and attending their ball games. He loved spending time with his family.

 
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Otilda L. "Odie" Colflesh

August 18, 2021 |

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

Otilda L. "Odie" Colflesh, age 75, of White Oak, died August 17, 2021, at Jefferson Hills Rehabilitation and Wellness Center.  Born February 8, 1946, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late David and Dolores (Bradley) Deemer and wife of the late Harry R. Colflesh. 

Odie worked for many years at National Record Mart at Eastland Mall.  She was a member of Mary Mother of God Parish, St. Angela Merici Church, and was a devoted Catholic.  She always enjoyed volunteering at the funnel cake booth. Odie was a devoted mother and grandmother. She liked watching football on Sunday and never missed a Steelers game.

 
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Dushan "Duke" Vranesevic

August 17, 2021 |

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

Dushan "Duke" Vranesevic, 98, of West Mifflin, formerly of McKeesport, passed away Monday, August 16, 2021. He was born July 12, 1923 in Duquesne and  was the son of the late George and Mildred (Todorovich) Vranesevic. He was the husband of 61 years to the late Sophie (Vignovich) Vranesevic, who passed away May 15, 2009. He was a US ARMY Veteran serving in the43rd Division of the 103rd Infantry during World War II, he served in the South Pacific, New Caledonia, New Zealand and The Philippine Islands. For his service he was awarded the Asiatic Pacific Theatre of Operations Campaign Medal with one Bronze Star, The Philippine Liberation Ribbon and the Good Conduct Medal.  Duke worked as a craneman for the former US Steel National Tube in McKeesport and retired with over 40 years of service.  He was a member of St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in McKeesport and it's Men's Club. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and proudly served in the Civilian Conservation Corps in the State of Washington.

 
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Thomas Catanzaro

August 17, 2021 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

 

Thomas P. Catanzaro, 87, of Glassport, died Aug. 17, 2021.  He is the son of the late Thomas and Margaret (Sklopan) Catanzaro.  He is survived by his beloved wife Audrey (Kovac) Catanzaro; children Toni (Will) Brundage, Kim (Tony) Ruccio, Thomas (Sharon) Catanzaro and Sandy (John Samford) Catanzaro; grandchildren Nicole, Joseph, Trisha, Shawn, Brittany, Billy and McKayla; step grandchildren Dane, Angie and Sam; great grandchildren Payton, Layla, Niyah, Bailee, River, Caleb, Greyson and Lincoln;  and sister Mercedes Catanzaro.

 
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Mary E. Brooks

August 17, 2021 |

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

Mary E. Brooks, age 94, of McKeesport, died August 13, 2021, at Riverside Care Center. Born March 23, 1927, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Jesse and Ella (Cox) Harper and the wife of the late James F. Brooks, Sr.

Mary retired in 1991 from Louise Child Care as a daycare teacher. She attended the Macedonia Church in Duquesne, where she sang in the choir and helped with the usher board. Mary was a member of the tenant council at Isbir Manor and the Le Femme's Club.

Mary is survived by her sons, Eric Brooks of McKeesport and Ronald Brooks of Michigan; many grandchildren; and great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, and cousins.

 
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Judith Arlene Anderson

August 17, 2021 |

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

Judith Arlene Anderson, 74, of Pittsburgh, passed away Sunday, August 15, 2021. She was born March 27, 1947 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Arthur W. and Melva R. (Johnson) Anderson. Judy was an Attorney and had a Law Practice in Penn Hills. She was previously the Director of Admissions at Eye and Ear Hospital in Pittsburgh. She was a member of the Selective Service Board, the Pennsylvania Bar Association and was a Notary Public. She was a graduate of McKeesport High School Class of 1964 and Chatham College. She also graduated from Duquesne University Law School Magna Cum Laude.

 
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Robert James Angel

August 16, 2021 |

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

Robert James Angel, 83, of Duquesne, entered into eternal life peacefully on Saturday, August 14, 2021, in Baldwin Health Center. Born in Pittsburgh on November 3, 1937, he was one of twelve children born to the late Nicholas John and Theresa M. (Koehler) Angel. Mr. Angel is survived by a brother and sister-in-law Regis Michael and Maureen Angel and two sisters, Catherine "Dolly" (Late John) O'Keefe and Martha "Martie" Angel, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers, Charles Francis Angel, Richard John Angel, George Angel, Thomas Angel, and William Angel, and three sisters, Rose White, Theresa "Tessy" Angel, and Margaret Menary.

Family and friends will be received in the William S. Skovranko Memorial Home, Inc., 828 Richford Street, Duquesne, PA. 15110, on Wednesday, August 18, 2021, from 10 A.M. until a Blessing service at 12 Noon with Rev. Daniel Sweeney officiating. Burial will follow in St. Augustine Catholic Cemetery, Millvale.

 
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James L. Davis

August 16, 2021 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

James “J.D.” “Pop Pop” “Fravis” Luther Davis, 78 of Dravosburg, passed away on Saturday, August 7, 2021, at his home. He was born in McKeesport on June 24, 1943, to the late Clarence Edward and June Rebecca (Boyd) Davis. He is survived by his sister Cheryl (Andrew) Dupak, his daughter Jane (Jamie) Sikora of Dravosburg, and his grandchildren Gabby (Joe) Hlasnick of West Mifflin and Andrew (Tina) Sikora of Dravosburg. He is also survived by his great-grandchildren Gracie and Luca Hlasnick and Brantley and Brayden Sikora, as well as his niece Sharon Davis. James was preceded in death by his parents Clarence and June as well as his brother Fred. He was a lifelong Dravosburg firefighter, a past officer of several executive committees, a member of the Dravosburg American Legion Post 380, and a 59-year member of the Masons Omni Lodge 582. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, golfing, and being an all-around handyman. Most importantly, he enjoyed spending time and making memories with his family. After his career in the Navy, James created his own company, J.D. Specialty, which he ran for over 30 years. James was known by family and friends to be an amazing, selfless person who would give anything for those he loved. Arrangements have been entrusted to I.M FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 203 4th St, Dravosburg, PA 15034. A memorial service will take place at the Amity Presbyterian Church at 400 Euclid Ave, Dravosburg, PA 15034 on Friday, August 20, 2021 at 10:30 am. A committal service will follow at Richland Cemetery to be immediately followed by a repast at the Dravosburg Volunteer Fire Department #1, located at 598 Ravine Street, Dravosburg, PA 15034. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Alleghenies United Cerebral Palsy Service Coordination by going to www.scalucp.org/donate/. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 


Linda (Iorio) Bloom

August 16, 2021 |

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

Linda (Iorio) Bloom, 74, of White Oak, died peacefully holding her daughter Jenny’s hand at UPMC McKeesport on August 8, 2021. She was born in Groveton, PA on May 23, 1947 and is the daughter of the late Laverne Neuhart.  Longtime friends knew her as Oatsie, a childhood nickname that stuck.

 
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David W. Dayton

August 16, 2021 |

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

David W. Dayton, age 57 of Dravosburg and formerly of Brentwood and Clairton, passed away on Saturday, August 14, 2021 in his home.  Born July 29, 1964 in Pittsburgh, he was a son of the late James (Mary O’Leary) Dayton and Barbara Lyon.  He received a bachelor’s degree from California University of Pennsylvania and worked as a server at Pizza Hut in Brentwood.  David is survived by his companion of 30 years, Frances Logue of Clairton; his stepchildren Elizabeth (Cliff) Warner of Elizabeth Twp and Natalie Logue of Monongahela and their children Mia, Olivia, Dominic, Ava, Jake, Nathan, and Lily; his great-grandson Darius; his brother Stephen (Lori) Dayton of Baldwin; his sister Linda Dayton of Clairton; and nephew and niece Connor and Sarah.  In addition to his parents, David was preceded in death by his stepson Lester Logue. 

 
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Allan B. Cook

August 16, 2021 |

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

Allan B. Cook, 85, of North Huntingdon, passed away Sunday, August 15, 2021 at his home.  He was born June 11, 1936 in Munhall, Pa., a son of the late Albert and Anna (Slinchock) Cook.  Allan was a graduate of Duquesne University where he earned his Master’s Degree in Education and was a veteran of the US Army and Army National Guard.  Allan was a principal for the West Jefferson School District, a member of St. Agnes Parish and Knights of Columbus.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Joanne Cook and sister, Jean Mihailoff.  He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Mary Lucille (Martin) Cook; son, Paul Allan Cook and his wife, Kathryn; daughter, Eva Marie Cook; grandchildren, Nathan Cook and Brandon (Leah) Cook.  A Memorial Mass will be held on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at 10  a.m. in St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon.  Interment to follow in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Irwin.  Donations may be made to St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon, PA or Wounded Warriors in memory of Allan.  Many thanks to Alane and her hospice nurses for the wonderful care they gave my husband.  Thanks to Annette and Linda for being wonderful caregivers. Thanks to Msgr. Fitzmaurice for supporting my husband and I and thanks to my neighbors Chris and Dan and Adam.  Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Brooke A. Ladisic

August 16, 2021 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Brooke “Pumpkin” Aynn Ladisic, 41 of Glassport, formerly of McKeesport, passed away on Thursday, August 12, 2021, at Presbyterian Hospital. She was born in McKeesport on November 30, 1979, to the late Bruce H. Ladisic and Aileen (Elkovitz) Ladisic-Stromeyer. Brooke was the loving partner to Christopher P. Graf. She is survived by her mother Aileen, and her son Jacob Taylor Gebis. Brooke is also survived by her sister Amber (Joe Servich) Radaker of Elizabeth, her great-grand-pap Peter Ladisic of Cokeburg, Zach, Bella, many nieces, nephews, aunts, and cousins, as well as countless acquaintances, friends, and family members. Brooke was preceded in death by her father Bruce Ladisic, and stepfather H. Richard Stromeyer. She enjoyed shopping and spending time with her son, boyfriend, and their dog Cain. Brooke bravely fought against Cystic Fibrosis for 41 years, never letting her illness stop her from making the most out of her life. She fought strongly and heartily until the end, always ensuring that her family felt the love that she held for them. Family and friends will be received on Saturday, August 21, 2021, from 4-8 PM at E.C. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 235 Monongahela Ave, Glassport, PA 15045. A service will take place following the visitation. Inurnment will take place at a later date. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 


Ronald S. "Barno" Barnes

August 15, 2021 |

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

Ronald S. "Barno" Barnes, age 63, of McKeesport, died August 13, 2021, at home. Born July 27, 1958, in McKeesport, he was preceded in death by his parents, John "Jack" and Betty (Toal) Barnes; and son, Dakota Barnes. He is survived by his wife, Angela (Cannon) Barnes; and daughter, Brandi (Dan Wilson) Barnes.

Barno was currently working at Dura-Metal Products Corp. of Irwin, where he was a machinist. He previously worked at Curtiss-Wright Electro-Mechanical Division (EMD) of Cheswick with 18 years of service. Barno was a graduate of McKeesport High School, Class of 1976. He earned his Journeyman Tool and Die Maker certification in 1994. His memberships include the Croatian Club CFU Lodge 146, and Rich's Parkside Den, both of McKeesport. He enjoyed shooting pool, pitching horseshoes, riding his Harley, and spending time with his family and friends at Rich's Parkside Den.

 
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Margaret “Marge” Behunek

August 15, 2021 |

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

Margaret “Marge” Behunek, age 91, of White Oak, passed away peacefully August 13, 2021, surrounded by loving family.  Born July 4, 1930, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Merges) Cerniga and the wife of the late Frank Behunek.  Marge was retired from McKeesport Area School District, where she was a Special Education Teacher’s Aide.  She took great pride in helping children to learn.  Marge was a member of Mary, Mother of God Parish and the White Oak Seniors Club. Marge enjoyed playing Bingo at the White Oak Fire Hall and excursions to local casinos with her friends.  One of her favorite memories was being on “Price is Right” and meeting Bob Barker.

 
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John George Schmidt

August 14, 2021 |

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

John George Schmidt, 73, of White Oak, passed away Thursday, August 12, 2021. He was born April 23, 1948 in Pittsburgh and was the son of the late John Lawrence and Ruth Viola (Lutz) Schmidt. John was a retired Industrial Specialist for the Department of Defense and had also worked for the 911 Airbase at Pittsburgh International Airport. He was a US Navy Veteran serving in Vietnam with the US Army. For his service, he received the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Navy Defense Service Medal, and the Vietnam Service Medal. He was a member of Vietnam Veteran's Inc, Pittsburgh Chapter, DAV Col. S. D. Foster # 76 and the NRA. John loved riding his Harley-Davidson Motorcycle.

 
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Gail (Bobich) Pristera

August 13, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

Gail (Bobich) Pristera, 79, formerly of North Versailles Twp., passed away on Saturday, August 7, 2021, in Kissimmee, Florida.

Gail was born December 2, 1941, in Braddock, Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of the late George Bobich and Mary Cvihanovich. Gail was the loving mother of, and is survived by, her children Lisa Saunders, Lori Pristera, Richard Pristera, Leslie (Preston) Pristera-Lee. She was a doting grandmother to Dylan Zayonc, Daniel Molina, Gabrielle Pristera, Morgan Molina, Madison Pristera, Duvall Lee, Shakari Lee, and Great-Grandmother to Ryker Zayonc. Gail was the devoted sister to Wayne (Pauline) Bobich, Marie DiNardo, Gina (Larry) Leo, and Michael (Jane) Mikulich. She was the caring Godmother to Jennifer Calabrese and a loving Aunt to her nieces and nephews.

 
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Margaret M. Kolin

August 13, 2021 |

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

Margaret M. (Tomasic) Kolin, 65, of White Oak died August 11, 2021 surrounded by her dear family after a long and courageous battle with ovarian cancer. Peggy was the wife of Dennis M. Kolin, Sr. for 48 years, mother of Jennifer Ray and Dennis (Carlye) Kolin and beloved Grammy of Sara Ray. Peggy was a floral designer and loved crafts and she most loved spending and spoiling her granddaughter, Sara. Peggy would help anyone she ever met and was a kind, loving and most generous soul. Born in McKeesport in 1956, she was the daughter of the late George J. Tomasic, Sr. and Margaret (Pavlisko) Tomasic.

 
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Maxine H. Sayles

August 13, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Obituary

Maxine H. Sayles, 82, died August 8, 2021. Friends will be received 4 to 8 p.m. Aug. 16, 2021 at Zion Baptist Church, 1300 Locust St., McKeesport, PA 15132, where a funeral service will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Aug. 17. Arrangements are in charge of Tunie Funeral Home Inc.

 


Natasha Demery

August 13, 2021 |

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

Natasha Demery, 41, died Aug. 3, 2021. Arrangements were in charge of Robert A. Waters Funeral Home Inc. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Natasha Demery, please visit our floral store.

 


Raymond E. Perhacs

August 13, 2021 |

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

Raymond E. Perhacs, 70, of Duquesne, entered eternal rest suddenly on Friday, August 6, 2021 in UPMC McKeesport. Born in McKeesport on December 29, 1950, he was the son of the late Zoltan and Pauline (Fenyus) Perhacs. Mr. Perhacs was a sub contractor in the construction and masonry trades. Beloved husband of Jeanine (Bovee) Perhacs, he is also survived by two sisters-in-law and a brother-in-law, Carole (late Robert) Collins and Patricia and Martin Bovee, four nephews and a niece; two great nephews and three great nieces, and several cousins.

 
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Leavy Gadsden, Jr.

August 13, 2021 |

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

Leavy Gadsden, Jr., 77, died Aug. 10, 2021. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at Robert A. Waters Funeral Home, Inc., 2326 Jenny Lind Street, McKeesport, PA 15132. A funeral service will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday, August 19, 2021 at First United Methodist Church, 1406 Cornell St., McKeesport, PA 15132. Arrangements in charge of Robert A. Waters Funeral Home, Inc.

 


Robert Stephen "Seeds" Popovic

August 13, 2021 |

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

Robert Stephen “Seeds” Popovic, age 83, of Port Vue died on Thursday, August 12, 2021. He was born in Port Vue on May 10, 1938 and is the son of the late Stephen who died in 1983 and Helen (Tutko) Popovic, in April 2021 at the age of 102. Robert was preceded in death by his wife, Darlene (McConeghy) Popovic.

 
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Paul T. Kampert

August 13, 2021 |

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

Paul T. Kampert, age 76, of Bridgeville, died August 10, 2021, at home.  Born January 25, 1945, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late John and Josephine (Jaskulski) Kampert and the beloved partner of Bonnie DiGuillo for 31 years. 

Paul had worked at the G.C. Murphy Warehouse early in life, where he met his late wife, Rosemarie. He retired from the U.S. Steel Duquesne Works and worked for the sisters of St. Francis.

He loved watching cowboy and western movies and enjoyed Steeler and Pirate games.

 
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Goldie K. Stoupis

August 12, 2021 |

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

Goldie K. Stoupis, age 84, of White Oak, died August 10, 2021, at AHN Jefferson Hospital. Born October 28, 1936, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late John and Ljuba (Yanzetich) Klisanin. Goldie was born and raised in McKeesport, living most of her adult life in White Oak, PA.  She was a majorette while attending McKeesport High School, and later in life enjoyed crafting, reading romance and mystery novels, playing bingo and spending warm summer days at White Oak Heritage Hill Swimming Pool. She also loved traveling to California to visit with her brother, choosing at one point to relocate to Seal Beach for several years, where she enjoyed her time and developed lifelong friendships that were very special to her.  Most of all, she was a devoted mother and grandmother.

 
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William K. "Willie" Yeager

August 12, 2021 |

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

]William K. "Willie" Yeager, age 48, of West Mifflin, formerly of McKeesport, died August 10, 2021, at UPMC Presbyterian. Born May 2, 1973, in McKeesport, he was the son of Thomas E. and Debbie (Roberts) Yeager, and the late Shirley (Anderson) Yeager and the partner and best friend of Elizabeth "Sissy" Richel.

Willie worked as a plumber until his health would no longer allow and formerly worked at MTMI Mechanical and East Suburban Inc. He was a member of First United Methodist of McKeesport. Willie was an avid softball player and enthusiast. He also enjoyed shooting pool, bowling, darts, karaoke, and fishing. Willie was always there to lend a hand. He will be dearly missed by all that knew and loved him.

 
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Etna Jean Riley

August 12, 2021 |

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

Etna Jean Riley, 94, of Liberty Borough died peacefully at home, surrounded by her family on Monday, August 9, 2021. Etna called Jean by all her family and friends, was born in Duquesne on April 2, 1927 and is the daughter of the late Charles Bruce Shaffer and Etna Thompson Shaffer. Jean worked as a bookkeeper in the banking industry until she was 80 years old. Jean attended art school and also trained to be an air traffic controller. She was a champion duck pin bowler and loved spending time with her family, entertaining everyone with her sense of humor, unique sense of style, Texas sheet cake, and a glass of wine.

 
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Carolyn L. Gross

August 11, 2021 |

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

Carolyn L. Gross, age 80, of Munhall, died August 8, 2021, at Riverside Care Center.  Born July 2, 1941, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late John and Helen (Lenart) Mattis and wife of the late Richard Gross.

Carolyn was an avid bingo player, a proud member of her long-time co-op housing family, and loved conversing with her friend Rita. Her mom, Helen, was her inspiration in life.

She is survived by son Dennis Mattis; brother, Wayne (Mary) Mattis, and other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Willig Funeral Home & Crematory.  Condolences and memories may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com.  Charles Danforth, Supervisor.

 


William Verne Flaherty

August 11, 2021 |

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

William Verne Flaherty, 75, of White Oak, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, August 10, 2021 surrounded by those who love him. He was born June 6, 1946 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Regis J. and Ina (Morrison) Flaherty. William was a U.S. Navy Veteran assigned to the U.S.S Sandoval for 3 years. He then served with friendly foreign forces engaged in armed conflict against North Vietnamese and Viet Cong communist aggressors in the Republic of Vietnam.

There he served with the Brown Water Navy Patrol Boat River Division 552, known as RivDiv 552. On the night of July 18, 1969, while on patrol, his boat came under intense enemy rocket propelled grenade and automatic weapons fire. Bill immediately manned his weapon and open fire only to be blown from his position when and enemy rocket penetrated the starboard armor shield, spraying shrapnel through the boat.

Although seriously wounded and seeing the his leg was going to be lost, he courageously attempted to remain his weapon. Only when physically restrained did he cease his efforts to defend his damaged craft and crew mates and allow the patrol officer to administer first aid. For his service, he received 2 Purple Hearts, the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Bronze Star, and the Vietnam Campaign Medal.

Bill was a firm believer in military service organization and was a lifetime member of the DAV and Military Order of the Purple Heart. Bill was a man of courage and compassion who loved God, his country, his wife, his extended family & friends, and companion animals. His love was returned by them.

 
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Diane Carter Palochko

August 11, 2021 |

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

Diane Carter Palochko, 77, of McKeesport, passed away Tuesday, August 10, 2021. She was born October 14, 1943 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Herbert and Lois (Phillips) Knight. Diane was a McKeesport High School graduate, class of 1961, and later on became a part of the McKeesport School District Centennial School and retired from being a kitchen manager in the cafeteria.

For 60 years, Diane was a devoted wife and mother, always putting others needs before her own. Diane loved to host holiday get together's so she could bring her family all together again. Her husband, Bud, even admitted that her homemade sauce was more delicious than his Italian grandma's. It was a staple in our family. When Diane was well, she looked forward to spending summers in the Laurel Mountains at their private camp with Bud's friends, visiting antique and craft shops, and taking rides through the woods on their quads. She was her children's biggest cheerleader. Supporting them through every new life adventure.

For more than 20 years, she endured the daily inconvenience of numerous illnesses including multiple skin cancer surgeries, 8 abdominal surgeries, some due to Chrohn's disease and the most devastating which had recently taken her life, severe COPD bronchitis. No matter how ill, she never had a complaint about it. She always searched for the brighter side of everything. 

 
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Gemma P. Senay

August 11, 2021 |

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

Gemma P. Senay, age 88, formerly of West Mifflin, passed away on August 3, 2021. Daughter of the late Anthony & Anna (Mercuri) Petrozza, she was born on September 10, 1932, in Duquesne. She was a bookkeeper for several local firms, a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish-Holy Name Church, and enjoyed playing bingo and going to the casino. She was the wife of the late John W. “Jack” Senay who died in 1996. She is survived by children, Scott & Suzi, 3 grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews, but especially enjoyed spending time with her four nieces, Paulette Barry, Francine Salata, Chris “Cookie” Christopher & Betty Anne Petrozza. She was predeceased by her brothers and sister, Michael “Mickey” (late Steffie) Petrozza, Elaine (late Frank) Pych, Alfred (late Jeanne) Petrozza and Marion “Mousey” (late Carole) Petrozza. Funeral Mass was held at Holy Name Church on Wednesday, August 11, 2021, with the Rev. Nick Mastrangelo officiating. Burial followed in Holy Name Cemetery.

 


Paul M. "Woody" Darrah

August 10, 2021 |

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

Paul M. “Woody” Darrah, age 75, of McKeesport, died on Saturday, August 7, 2021.  He was born in Pittsburgh on May 24, 1946 and is the son of the late Robert and Mary Alice Martin Darrah.  He was employed as an Engineer for Penn Dot many years ago.  He also was a desk clerk for McKeesport Housing and employed at the former Farmers Poultry on Locust Street in McKeesport.

 
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Joanne Prusko

August 10, 2021 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Joanne Prusko, 78, of Glassport died Sunday August 8, 2021. She is the daughter of the late Joseph and Anne (Michaelson) Prusko. She is survived by her nephew Pete (Lisa) Prusko and niece Andrea Prusko. She was preceded in death by brother Thomas Prusko. Joanne grew up in Glassport and lived there for most of her life.  She graduated from Case Western with a Masters in Public Health and Nutrition and spent her career serving in the interest of public health, working for the Indian Health Service on the Pine Ridge Indian reservation in South Dakota, and later for the state of Pennsylvania. Joanne really enjoyed travelling, going as far away as Australia and New Zealand.  She was an avid bowler, bowling with a group at Lokay Lanes.  She equally enjoyed duckpin bowling at Glassport Lanes.  She lived in the moment and always had a positive attitude and a smile.  She will be dearly missed by her family and friends. Friends will be recieved Thursday 3-7pm at the Wojciechowski Funeral Home. A funeral mass will be held Friday 12pm at Queen of the Rosary Church. Interment following Calvary Cemetery, Port Vue.

 


Edward Patrick Ryan, Sr.

August 10, 2021 |

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

Edward Patrick Ryan, Sr., 74, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Sunday, August 8, 2021.  He was born December 3, 1946 in Pittsburgh and was the son of the late Vincent Patrick and Elizabeth Mary (Foley) Ryan. Ed was a former Police Officer and Detective for Allegheny County and was a US Army Veteran. For his service he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service and Campaign Medals, The 2 Overseas Bar and The M-14 Marksmanship Medal.  He was retired from the former Fisher Body Plant in West Mifflin with over 20 years of service. He attended both St. Michael Church in Elizabeth Towship and Community United Methodist Church in Harrison City.  But most importantly, Ed was a family man who loved spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren.

 
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Lillian Blicharski

August 10, 2021 |

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

Lillian Blicharski, 98, of Southgate, MI, formerly of McKeesport, PA, passed away Sunday, August 8, 2021.  She was born, April 24, 1923 in Industry, PA, daughter of the late Andrew and Nellie (Long) Frencik.  She was a member of Christ the King Lutheran Church, Southgate, MI.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Blicharski; sisters, Eleanor Richards, Jean Michalek; and brother, Henry Frencik.  She is survived by her daughters, Barbara Orbell and her husband, Bob, Janet Feltz and her husband, Ernie; grandchildren, Diane Orbell Ihnat, Ken (Kim) Orbell, Debbie (John) Ryznar, Jeannie Shaw; seven great-grandchildren, Shanelle, Jensen, Calynn, Devin, Ashley, Skylar, Brendan; and sister, Esther Vidale.  Friends and family will be received from 1-2 p.m. on Thursday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  A funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.   Interment in Mount Vernon Cemetery, McKeesport.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Daniel Godzin

August 09, 2021 |

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

Daniel Godzin, age 58, of Port Vue, died on Wednesday, August 4, 2021. He was born in McKeesport on May 19, 1963 and is the son of the late Frank and Lily (Williams) Godzin. He was retired from Walmart in West Mifflin and previously worked at Ace Demolition in North Versailles and at Earl Scheib Body Repair in Phoenix, Arizona.
Dan enjoyed fishing, playing cards, spending time with family & friends, and watching NASCAR Racing. He was also a huge Rolling Stones fan.

 
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Nickalena "Nicky" "Lena" Catalina

August 09, 2021 |

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

Nickalena "Lena" "Nicky" Catalina, age 98 of Port Vue, passed away at home on Sunday, August 8, 2021.  Born April 25, 1923 in Scottdale, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Agnes Iannone.  A member of Sts. Joachim and Anne Parish - St. Eugene's Church in Liberty Borough, Nickalena worked for Norwood Catering on the Gateway Clipper Fleet.  She will be remembered for taking great pride in cooking and taking care of her house, her a great sense of humor, and loved all the Pittsburgh sports teams.  Besides her parents, Nickalena was preceded in death by her husband Joseph R. Catalina, who passed away January 12, 2008, and her brothers Anthony and Eugene Iannone.  She is survived by her children Marianne (Don Plagman) Catalina of McCandless Twp., Christine Catalina of North Versailles, LeeAnn (Tom Dworek) Catalina of Port Vue, Edward (Norma) Catalina of Greensburg, and Joseph (Marlene) Catalina of Mt. Vernon; her grandchildren Gabriel (Dukee) Catalina, Joseph (Paz) Catalina, Carrie (Tim) Scott, Mindy (Don) Geletko, Tim (Colleen) Hannan, and Ed (Renee) Catalina; her fourteen great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and also her beloved cat Abbey. 

 
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Kay A. Curry

August 09, 2021 |

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

Kay A. Curry, age 77, of Jefferson Hills, passed away surrounded by her loving family at the home of her niece and nephew Sunday, August 8, 2021 in Monongahela. She retired as the owner of Curry's Corner in West Elizabeth. A former member of West Elizabeth United Methodist Church, she was a former scalehouse operator at Charles Bluestone in Elizabeth. She enjoyed time with her family and was an advocate and lover of animals.

Born April 9, 1944 in Jefferson Hills, she was a daughter of the late James Edward Barrickman Sr. and the late Mary (Wray) Barrickman. She is survived by her brother, James Edward (Mary Ann) Barrickman Jr. of Jefferson Hills; nieces and nephews, William (Andrea) Weber of Bethel Park, James Edward (Robin) Barrickman III of Pasadena, MD, Kathy (Bruce) Santina of Monongahela, Kay Lynn (Gary) Miller of Elizabeth and Susan Lloyd of Kentucky; many adoring great- and great-great-nieces and nephews; also, cousins.

 
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Harry A. West

August 09, 2021 |

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

Harry A. West, age 94 of Clairton, passed away on Sunday, August 8, 2021 in Jefferson Hospital.  Born January 12, 1927 in Dunbar, he was a son of the late William H. and Olive S. (Ulander) West.  He was a fire chief for U.S. Steel Clairton Works Fire Department for 37 years and a US Navy Veteran, serving during World War II.  Harry was a member of the American Legion Daniel Keffer Post #75 and VFW Post #803, both of Clairton, He enjoyed woodworking in his shop at home, fishing, travel, and had an aviation pilot’s license.

 
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Joseph A. Napoli Sr.

August 09, 2021 |

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

Joseph A. Napoli, Sr., age 91, of Palm Desert, CA, formerly of Duquesne, passed away on July 22, 2021. Born in Duquesne on July 17, 1930, he was the son of the late Salvatore and Angeline (Godine) Napoli. He was retired from U.S. Steel-Duquesne Works as a metalographer. He was an avid golfer and bowler and he proudly served his country in the Navy Reserves for 16 years.

He is survived by his wife Suzi Napoli of Palm Desert, CA. He is the beloved father of Capt. Joseph (Debra) Napoli Jr.-U.S. Navy Ret.-of Mechanicsburg and Yvonne (Bruce) Napoli Meeder of Harrisburg; grandfather of Katie Napoli, Christopher (Renee) Meeder and Noah A. Napoli Meeder; great grandfather of Evan Meeder; brother of Carmella Marko of Port Vue, Teresa (Frank) Palestra of Tampa, FL, and Yolanda (late Kenneth) Marcase of Elizabeth Twp and predeceased by brothers and sisters, late Frank (late Barb) Napoli, late Anthony (late Ruby) Napoli, late Nancy White, late JoAnne (late Tom) Sharkey and late Salvatore (late Angie) Napoli.

 
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George Allen Sevcik

August 09, 2021 |

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

George Allen Sevcik, age 78, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away after a prolonged illness on Saturday, August 7, 2021 at home. He was a retired chief financial officer for the Veterans Administration in Pittsburgh. A Navy veteran serving during the Vietnam War, he was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans and a member of the Clairton Anglers Club. Born August 1, 1943 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Adam Sevcik Jr. and the late Irene (Szabo) Sevcik. He is survived by his wife, Corrine E. (Conley) Sevcik; sons, William (Debra) Sevcik of Greenock and Thomas Owen (Garnet) Sevcik of Elizabeth Twp; grandchildren, Coni, Corey, Cody and Colton; stepchild, Samantha.

 
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Raymond Russell Curry

August 08, 2021 |

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

Raymond Russell Curry, 75, of Greenock, passed away Friday, August 6, 2021. He was born July 20, 1946 in East McKeesport and was the son of the late Ralph R. and Carolyn Mae (Hancher) Curry. Raymond was a member of the Pine Run United Methodist Church, White Oak American Legion, Elizabeth Township Ex-serviceman's Association, the Versailles Croatian Club, and  Dravosburg F & AM Lodge # 765. He was retired from US Steel Irvin Works and served in the US Air Force during the Vietnam War. Raymond loved playing Pinochle and Chess and going to the Casino.

 
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Frank Barreiro

August 07, 2021 |

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

Frank  Barreiro, 83, of Greenock, passed away Friday, August 6, 2021. He was born November 16, 1937 in Universal and was the son of the late Florencio and Mary (Vales) Barreiro. He was a member of Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Greenock, and was a US Army Veteran. He was retired from Advanced Metallurgy and had previously worked at the former US Steel Duquesne Works.

 
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Tamasz J. Skone

August 07, 2021 |

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

Tamasz J. Skone, 24, of North Huntingdon passed away Friday, August 6, 2021.  He was born August 21, 1996 in Reston, VA, son of Timothy and Rebecca (Brant) Skone.  Tamasz was a marketer for Renewal By Andersen and was a graduate of Norwin Senior High School Class of 2014.  He enjoyed playing the guitar, hiking and spending time at Lake Stonycreek.  He is survived by his maternal grandparents, Jerry and Judy Brant, paternal grandparents, Ken and Jane Skone; brother, Jerrad Skone; and sister, Amanda Griffiths and her husband, Paul.  Friends will be received from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a pet charity of your choice.  We ask that you keep TJ (Tom) in your thoughts.  Remember his smile, his friendship, his love for music, programming, the lake and spending time with friends.  He may be missed but never forgotten!  In loving  memory, rest in peace.  www.shirelyfuneralhome.com

 


Mary Ann Michaels

August 06, 2021 |

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

Mary Ann Michaels, age 80, of Whitehall, formerly of Duquesne, passed away on August 5, 2021 at Allegheny General Hospital.  Daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Slivochka) Sabol, she was born on November 20, 1940. She was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish-Holy Name Church. Her family was always first. She enjoyed vacationing with her family at Virginia Beach, walking and reading, especially crime scene books. She and her husband took ballroom dancing lessons at the Knights of Columbus and she volunteered at Duquesne Catholic School and Holy Name Church when her children were students. Mary Ann was the beloved wife of 61 years to the late Dr. Joseph E. Michaels, who died on April 2, 2021. She was the mother of Brian Michaels of Washington, PA, Tyrone (Sara) Michaels of Baldwin, Allison (Jamie) Parker of Charlotte, NC, and Joseph (Heather) Michaels of Munhall; grandmother of Jaclyn McIntyre, Madeline, Ashley, Joey Jr., Noel, Starr, Barron and Xander Michaels, Tanner, Connor and Matthew Parker, Presley and Aria Michaels, Brendon and Bailee Gazdag and Raina McIntosh; sister of Michael (Annie) Sabol of Bakersfield, CA and the late Magdalene Sabol. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 from 4-8 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 15110, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER-SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER-FUNERAL DIRECTOR, where a blessing service will take place at 8:00 p.m. with the Rev. Thomas Lewandowski officiating. Burial will be held at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies on Thursday, August 12, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. EVERYONE SHOULD MEET AT THE CEMETERY.

 


Nancy M. (Paton) Miracle

August 05, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

Nancy M. (Paton) Miracle, 88, died August 4, 2021. Born September 28, 1932, Nancy raised two beautiful daughters, Lynn Carol Miracle and Lori Miracle Bromberger and her husband Kenneth Bromberger; adoring grandmother of Jamie Lynn Bromberger. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Nancy was preceded in passing by her parents, Richard Hall Paton Sr. and Margaret (Douglas) Paton,  brothers, David Douglas Paton, Robert Douglas Paton, and Richard Hall Paton Jr. (surviving wife Carol) and former husband, Paul L. Miracle.

Nancy was retired from the former Thrift/Eckerd Pharmacy in Monroeville, PA. She was very proud of her Scottish Heritage and loved her family and friends, especially her granddaughter, Jamie. Her greatest joy in life was the time spent with her family. She was dearly loved and will be deeply missed.

 
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Lois Mae Haughey

August 05, 2021 |

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

Lois Mae Haughey, 92, of Bedford, formerly of White Oak, passed away, Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at her daughter's home. She was born August 31, 1928 in Duquesne and was the daughter of the late John William and Helen Marie (Corcoran) Straub. She was the wife of the late Jerome G. Haughey, who passed away December 27, 2010.  She was a member of Mary, Mother of God, St. Angela Parish and the Ladies of Charity, where she was known for her baking during the bake sales. Lois was a 1949 graduate of the West Penn School of Nursing and would work as a registered nurse for 44 years for West Penn Hospital and later McKeesport Hospital. She was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan and would attend games with friends.

 
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Mary E. Toomey

August 05, 2021 |

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

Mary Elizabeth Toomey "Mary Beth" died after a long struggle with kidney disease on Wednesday, July 28, 2021, while in hospice care at Kane Community Center, Glen Hazel. A native of Hazelwood who grew up in Whitehall, she was born on April 18, 1953, and was preceded in death by her parents, John J. Toomey and Mary Catherine (O'Shea) Toomey, as well as her brother Daniel M. Toomey. She is survived by numerous cousins: the Kelemen's - Ed Kelemen, Mary K. (Norm) McDonald, Patty (Richard) Hartman, Ken (Marlene) Kelemen, Keith (Barb) Kelemen and Terry (Ron) Wetmore; the O'Reillys: Larry (Eileen) O'Reilly, Brian O'Reilly, Vince (Angela) O'Reilly; Jackie Walters and Lisa (Joe) Alfonsi; Dr. Dan (Pauline) Blackwell and the O'Sheas.

 
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Jon W. Washburn Sr.

August 04, 2021 |

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

Jon M. Washburn Sr., age 77, of Chalk Hill, formerly of Elizabeth Twp., passed away surrounded by his family on Thursday, July 29, 2021 in North Carolina. Born April 24, 1944 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Charles W. and Eleanor (Anderson) Washburn. An accomplished jazz pianist, he shared a piano bench with Count Basie, Ahmad Jamal, Bo Diddley, and – most importantly – his grandchildren. He retired as the owner of Washburn Accounting and Tax Service in Elizabeth Twp. An avid jogger and member of many gyms over the years, Jon was known by his neighbors for carrying a bag on his runs to clean up trash along the road.

 
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Joseph Dean Minyon

August 04, 2021 |

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

Joseph Dean Minyon, age 54 of Versailles, passed away on Monday, August 2, 2021.  Born August 13, 1966 in McKeesport, he is the son of Donald C. Minyon of Millersville, DE and Cecelia (Ronald) Zebroski of McKeesport.  A member of Mary, Mother of God Parish - Corpus Christi Church in McKeesport, Joseph was the owner of Sophia's Convenience Store in Christy Park who enjoyed motorcycles and automobiles in his spare time.  Besides his parents, he is survived by his wife Tara (Thomas) Minyon; his daughter Sophia Minyon; his sister Dr. Dawn (Rodney) Minyon-Sarver, D.O. of Bethel Park; his aunt Linda Nagy of McKeesport; his mother-and-father-in-law Millie and Robert Thomas of McKeesport; and also many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

 
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Eugene "Gene" Urbanski

August 04, 2021 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Eugene "Gene" E. Urbanski passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Aug. 2, 2021.  Gene was born Aug. 19, 1935 to Clarence and Helen (Dworek) Urbanski and was the youngest of 6 children.  Gene is survived by his beloved wife and soulmate Mickeline "Mickey" (Massaro) Urbanski; brothers Norman (the late Audrey), Edward (the late MaryAnn) and Thomas (Sandy) Urbanski;  brother-in  law Joseph (Mary) Massaro; sister-in-law Philomena Popovich (the late Michael).  God children Karen Pavlecic, Sally Hribar and Tammy Toski and generations of nieces and nephews as well as many other cherished loved ones.   He was preceded in death by brother Deacon Clemens (Jan) Urbanski sister Ann (John) Williams. 

Gene graduated from Glassport High School in 1953, where he was later inducted into the Glassport Athletic Hall of Fame for his successful football and baseball career which led him to Wittenberg University.  GO Tigers!  He graduated from Wittenberg University in 1957 and was instrumental in getting several scholarships for the upcoming students.  Gene was the halfback and safety for the Tigers, a 4 year letterman and was a three-time first team all Ohio conference pick and was also the MVP and captain of the football squad his senior season.  He played center field for the baseball team and won three letters while the Tigers won two conference baseball titles. 

Following his education at Wittenberg, Gene received his Master’s degree at the University of Pittsburgh.  Hail to PITT!  He taught English and coached both football and baseball at Glassport, Monongahela and Burrell High Schools then obtained a position with the Department of Education for 30 years.  He was voted by the Monessen Elks for "Coach of the Year" on June 26, 1964.  Gene became a scout for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1964 to 1970.  In 1987 he was inducted into the Wittenberg University Athletics Hall of Honor for both of his continued football and baseball career as a player, coach and scout.  Gene still loved to watch both college and professional sports. 

 
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Peter P. Petrocsko

August 03, 2021 |

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

Peter P. Petrocsko, 89, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, August 2, 2021 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.  He was born May 27, 1932 in Duquesne, a son of the late Peter and Mary (Crush) Petrosko.  Peter was a graduate of North Huntingdon High School Class of 1950.  Prior to his retirement, Peter worked for Continental Can Company, was a graduate of the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics,  served in the US Air Force stationed in Iwo Jima and was a member of St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church.  He enjoyed talking about his experience in Iwo Jima, attending air shows, gardening, crossword puzzles, photography and taking family trips.

 
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Anthony D'Angelo

August 03, 2021 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Anthony D’Angelo, 59, of Glassport died July 29, 2021, while vacationing in Mexico.  He is the son of John (Terry) D’Angelo and the late Valeria (Pasinski) D’Angelo.  He is survived by his brothers John (Kim) D’Angelo, Leonard D’Angelo and Callen D’Angelo; nieces Laine D’Angelo, Marissa (Jake) Mervis and Jamie D’Angelo; great niece Noelle Mervis; aunts, uncles, cousins and many dear friends.  Anthony was a foreman for PennDot; a member of Saints Joachim and Anne Parish, PNA Lodge 750 and ABATE.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle and “shindigging” with family and friends.  Friends will be received at the Wojciechowski Funeral Home from 2-8 Monday. A funeral mass will be held Tuesday 10am at Queen of the Rosary Parish.

 


Elias “Lester” Betras

August 03, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

Elias “Lester” Betras, 94 of Wilmerding peacefully passed on July 30, 2021. Lester was the son late James and Anna Betras. He was the loving father of Juanita (late Frank) Wolfe, Christopher (Jody) Betras, Ann (Tom) Hargenrader, the late Joseph Betras and their sister, Valerie (Darrin) Causey. He was the proud grandfather of 7 and great-grandfather of 6. Lester was a proud United States Army Veteran. He was a member of the Wilmerding Fire Dept. with over 40 years of service. Lester worked for the Westinghouse Airbrake in the shipping department. In his spare time, Lester was an avid gardener and a member of the Monroeville/Pitcairn Sportsman Club.

 
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Frank J. Cindrich

August 03, 2021 |

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

Frank J. Cindrich, 84, of North Versailles Twp. died Thursday July 29, 2021, peacefully at home. 

He was born July 31, 1936, in McKeesport, PA, to the late Joseph and Dragica (Luketic) Cindrich. Beloved husband of Helen (Thompson) Cindrich.  Loving father of Frank Cindrich, John Cindrich and Laura (Tommy) Meli.  Dear brother of Anne Pratt. Frank was preceded in death by brothers Matthew (late wife Alice), and George (late wife Dolly), sisters Mary Ann (late husband Emil Kandala), and Rose Junecko. 

Frank was a member of St. Robert Bellarmine Church in East McKeesport. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He worked many years as a carpenter at U.S. Steel Edgar Thomson Works in Braddock, then at UPMC Montefiore in Pittsburgh, from which he retired. He was also a professional cabinet maker and handyman who was skilled working with plumbing and auto repairs. He bowled in a league at Great Valley Lanes, and once bowled a 298. He was a member of Croatian Fraternal Union Lodge 3 of McKeesport.

 
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Wanda Elaine Wright

August 03, 2021 |

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

Wanda Elaine Wright was born in Washington D.C. to Alvena Blanche Wright (Hawkins) and Ernest William Wright on November 14, 1948. Wanda was raised in Johnstown PA. with her younger brother Ronald and was educated in the Johnstown public school system. As a student, she always had a deep appreciation for the arts and educating children. As a child she took ballet and tap lessons and learned to play both the piano and clarinet. As a high school student, she played clarinet in the marching band for her beloved Johnstown High.

After graduation, she attended Harcum Jr. college where she earned an associate's in Education and later attended Millersville State college for teachers in Millersville PA. While in pursuit of her degree she became pregnant with her first son Jason David. Determined to finish her education she made arrangements with family to finish her bachelor’s degree and then her Master’s in Education from what is now known as Millersville University.

Upon graduation, she moved to Pittsburgh PA to start a life with her son and became a Special Education teacher at Friendship Academy in the Bloomfield area of Pittsburgh. As a teacher she touched many lives developed life-long bonds with several of her students. A few years later she married and gave birth to her second son Adam Joseph. When Adam was still an infant she divorced and was a single parent to two young boys. She kept the boys busy in sports making it clear that education was their primary focus and top priority. She attended all their games, piano recitals, karate tournament, and events. During so, she met Jerry Sterling who she dated and eventually married in 1987. His son Emmanuel Scott became the third son to her trio of boys.

 
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Jacqueline “Jacci” L. Ford

August 03, 2021 |

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

Jacqueline “Jacci” L. Ford, Age 59, of North Versailles, passed away on Friday, July 30, 2021. She was born April 2, 1962 in Columbus, Ohio, a daughter of the late James and Mary Ford. She was a long time Avon representative and worked as a shift leader at Dunkin Donuts in North Versailles. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her sister Peggi Graham. She is survived by her husband Kenneth J. Lindauer Jr.; children Thomy Ford, Kristina Lindauer and Kenneth J. Lindauer III; sister Patti (Don) Fetsic of North Braddock; and many friends. At her request there will be no visitation and all services will be private. Arrangements handled by the Forgie-Snyder Funeral Home, 1032 Broadway, East McKeesport, 412-823-8083. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org. For online condolences please visit www.snyderfuneralservices.com.

 


Laura J. Kovalsky

August 02, 2021 |

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

Laura J. (Jasinski) Kovalsky, 47, of West Mifflin Died suddenly and unexpectantly on Saturday, July 31, 2021, in UPMC Magee, Pittsburgh. Born September 17, 1973,  she was the daughter of Cindy Zubeck Fedoris the late Richard Jasinski. Mrs. Kovalsky was a realtor and co owner of K&L Automotive and Towing in West Mifflin. Beloved wife of Keith Kovalsky, she is also survived by her adoring children, Tyler Richard and Cynthia Kay Kovalsky; two brothers, Joey and Johnney Fedoris; one sister, Jessica Fedoris; and her Mother and Father In-Law, Kathy and Bernard Kovalsky.

 
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Rosella Kamyk

August 02, 2021 |

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

Rosella Kamyk, age 92 of North Versailles, died July 31, 2021, at home. Born June 12, 1929, in Swissvale, she was the daughter of the late Rudolph and Mary (Wagner) Jiricka and the wife of the late Edward James Kamyk.

Rosella retired as a cafe worker at U.S. Steel Irvin Works. She was a former member of St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church, and St. Pius V. Rosella enjoyed cooking, baking, crocheting, and shopping.

Rosella is survived by her children, Andy Chusko, Treana Chusko, Sharon Dessify, Frank Dessify, and Rosemary Dessify; grandchildren, Jacob (Portia) Ellisor and Naomi Ewing; great-grandchildren, Allyssa Ellisor, Anthony Dezorzi, Makinley Stewart, and Iain Ellisor; many nieces and nephews.

 
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Boyd J. Williams

August 02, 2021 |

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

Boyd J. Williams, age 77, of North Versailles, formerly of White Oak, died July 20, 2021, at home. Born December 15, 1944, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late James Boyd and Laura Bernice (Johnson) Williams.

Boyd retired from US Steel Clairton Works. He was a member of Calvary First United Methodist Church of McKeesport. Boyd was a US Army veteran during the Vietnam War. He had a passion for collecting and restoring antiques.

He is survived by his sister, Arlene (Eugene) Ziegler of Irwin; nephews, Alan (Kathleen) Ziegler of White Oak, and Gary (Shari) Ziegler of Somerset; and cousins.

 
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Kier D. Higginbotham

August 02, 2021 |

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

Kier D. Higginbotham, age 46, of McKeesport, died July 13, 2021, at UPMC McKeesport. Born April 24, 1975, in Dorchester, MA, he the son of Woodrow Barry and the late Betty Jo Higginbotham.

Kier liked to take care of his family and friends at any cost. He enjoyed playing chess and his favorite game to play was Scrabble. Kier was a devoted man of God and carried his Bible everywhere. He loved all kinds of music, loved cooking from scratch, with chicken noodle soup the family favorite and loved watching action and sci-fi movies.
Kier will be missed by all.

 
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Patricia Ivan

August 02, 2021 |

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

Patricia A. (Rohaly) Ivan, 83, of West Mifflin, Fell Asleep in the Lord peacefully at home on Saturday, July 31, 2021. Born in Duquesne, March 27, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Michael John Rohaly and Anna (Kirshnir) Rohaly. A graduate of Duquesne High School, she was a curious lifelong learner. Mrs. Ivan was a faithful member of St. John Byzantine Catholic Cathedral, Munhall and a retired Tax Clerk for West Mifflin Boro where she worked for  many years. Beloved wife of the late Michael E. Ivan, Pat enjoyed big band music, taking a turn on the dance floor, and traveling with Mike, her spouse of   51 years. She is survived by: four loving children Mary Ann Ivan, Michelle Ivan, Melissa (Richard Bowden) Ivan, and Michael Jon Ivan; three grandchildren Ahnwyn Bowden, and Ella and Cohen Ivan; three sisters Regina (Robert) Reitmyer, Margaret (late Jay) Walsh, Bernadine (Michael) Gonos;  and her sister-in-law, Olga Hanko. She was also preceded in death by her siblings, Albert, Edward, Robert, and Jerald Rohaly, Annie Tompko, Wilma Goscinsky, and Mildred Kikos.

 
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Marie Spirnak

August 02, 2021 |

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

Marie (Dickson) Spirnak, 90, of Munhall, entered eternal life peacefully at home on Friday, July 30, 2021. Born in Detroit, May 8, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Yesko) Dickson. Mrs. Spirnak was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, St. Rita Church, Whitaker. Beloved wife of Raymond J. Spirnak, she is also survived by her loving children, Dale (Michelle) Spirnak of Munhall, Jacqueline Spirnak of Bridgeville, Gary Spirnak of California, Donna Greiner of Indiana, Karen (Richard) Allen of Tennessee, David Spirnak of Texas and Ray Spirnak of Indiana, five grand children, Eric and Nicholas Greiner, Mark and John Spirnak, and Lauren Poland, and one great granddaughter, Vivian Poland. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother and sister, Joseph J. Dickson and Yolanda Hvizdos.

 
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Paul J. Quinn

August 02, 2021 |

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

Paul J. Quinn, age 61, of East McKeesport, formerly of McKeesport, died July 28, 2021, at Mercy Hospital. Born December 17, 1959, he was the son of Robert Quinn, Sr., and Jean (Holden) Wiggin.

Paul worked as a delivery truck driver at the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank until his health would no longer permit. He was a member of McKeesport Presbyterian Church. Paul was a US Air Force veteran serving during peacetime. He was an avid Pittsburgh Steeler football fan, and his greatest joy was sharing stories and pictures of his beloved grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Paul is survived by his children, Christina Quinn of McKeesport and Ryan (Kizzy) Quinn of Pine Mountain, GA; grandchildren, Abby, Chase Resh, Damon Wyatt, Kairi, Shelden, and Tirek; siblings, Bob (Marge) Quinn, Jr., of Erie, Janet Vodila of Vermont, Judy (Fred) Studler of Liberty Borough, and Mark (Andrea) Wiggin of GA; also many nieces and nephews.

 
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Eileen C. Ebner

August 02, 2021 |

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

Eileen C. "Duckie" Ebner, age 81, of Lincoln Borough, passed away on Saturday, July 31, 2021 at home. A graduate of Glassport High School, she was a member of the Red Hats Society and a former member of the Lincoln Borough Mother's Club. Born December 14, 1939 in Lincoln Borough, she was a daughter of the late William and Anna (Kefover) Herget. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, William H. Ebner; daughter, Bethanne E. (Keith) Clark of Lincoln Borough; grandson, William "Billy" Clark of Lincoln Borough; sister, Sara Herget of Lincoln Borough; brother, Edward (Linda) Herget of Lincoln Borough; also, nieces, nephews and cousins.

 
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Charles E. Peck

August 01, 2021 |

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

Charles E. Peck, age 80, of McKeesport, died July 29, 2021, at home surrounded by his family. Born October 31, 1940, in Glassport, he was the son of the late Edward and Angelina (DiPerna) Peck and the husband of the late Roberta (Harff) Peck.

Chuck retired from Ashland Oil Co., where he was a service manager. He also worked at Camp Hill Corp. of McKeesport. Chuck was a member of the former Holy Trinity Church of McKeesport and the former St. Cecelia Church of Glassport. He enjoyed fishing, camping, playing cards, video poker, and trips to the casino. Chuck's family's happiness brought him the greatest joy in life.

 
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John V. Colonna

August 01, 2021 |

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

John V. Colonna, age 81 of Jefferson Hills, passed away on Friday, July 30, 2021 in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.  Born June 24, 1940 in Clairton, he was a son of the late Valerio and Angeline (Stevens) Colonna.  John served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and worked as a systems analyst for US Steel Clairton Works. He is survived by his wife of 56 years Sandra (Major) Colonna; his daughter Kim (Tony) Piloseno of Medina, OH; his son Shawn Colonna of Tampa, FL; his grandchildren Anthony, Angela, and Alyssa Piloseno; his siblings Ronald and Daniel  Colonna and Valerie Secrease; and also nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Edward Colonna.

 
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Elizabeth "Betty" Prosser

August 01, 2021 |

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

Elizabeth "Betty" Prosser, age 89, of McKeesport, died July 30, 2021, at UPMC McKeesport Hospital.  Born November 30, 1931, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Anna (Levendosky) Murawski and wife of the late Duane R. Prosser.  
Her family always came first.  She was a devoted mother of four children and a loving wife to Duane for 61 years.  She always was thoughtful and provided for everyone.  Her Christian faith was fundamental to her and her family.  She loved life to the fullest; gardening, children, cooking, spending time with family and dancing with her husband.  She attended Holy Family Grade School, Arsenal High School, and graduated from Schenley High School.  Before Betty's marriage, she worked for the H.J. Heinz Company.   
She is survived by sons, Larry Prosser and Lee (Lisa) Prosser; daughter, Lisa (Max) Moss; grandchildren, Chet Moss, Emily (Josh) Drage, Cari Moss, Tyler Prosser, Matthew Prosser, and Macey Prosser.  She was preceded in death by her loving daughter, Linda Prosser; brothers, Chester Murawski, Edward Murawski, Stanley Murawski, Henry Murawski and sister, Helen McClelland.  Betty will be truly missed by her family and friends.  
Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.  
The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, 10 a.m., at First Evangelical Free Church. Burial will follow at St. Mary Polish Cemetery.  
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.  
Chris Odasso, Supervisor.

 

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