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Elizabeth M. Lawrence

October 24, 2021 |

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

Elizabeth M. Lawrence, 94, of North Versailles, passed away Saturday, October 23, 2021. She was born May 1, 1927 in Braddock and was the daughter of the late Andrzej and Zophie (Wytrwal) Kolano. She was the wife of the late George Michael Lawrence who passed away January 16, 1975. Elizabeth was a member of Mary, Mother of God Parish - St Robert  Bellarmine Church, and the Polish Women's Alliance. She had a strong Catholic Faith and was proud of her Polish heritage. Her family was the most important part of her life.

 
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William A. "Chip" Chepanoske

October 23, 2021 |

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

William A. “Chip” Chepanoske, age 84, of Forward Twp., passed away on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at home. He was a retired draftsman for Westinghouse in Jefferson Hills and was also a taxidermist and the founder of Trophy Crossroads Taxidermy Studio. He was a minister for more than 40 years and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ in Monongahela. A U.S. Navy veteran, he was a past board member for the Council of Three Rivers American Indian Center, a lifetime member of the NRA, and a master in tang soo do karate. Born March 16, 1937 in Duquesne, he was a son of the late Anthony and Margaret Chepanoske and husband of the late Marian (Andrejchak) Chepanoske. He is survived by his daughter, Cheryl Ashcraft of Elizabeth Twp.; sons, Anthony (Andrea) Chepanoske of Buena Vista, William Chepanoske of Lakeside, AZ and David Chepanoske of Sewickley; five grandchildren, Shane (Nicole) Smith, Danielle (Wesley) Miller, Taryn Chepanoske, Brent Smith and Mike Chepanoske; three great-grandchildren, Carson Smith, Brent Smith and Payton Miller; brother, Anthony (Jean) Chepanoske of Duquesne; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his son, John Chepanoske. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 from 4-8PM. A funeral service will take place on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at 12 Noon in the Church of Jesus Christ, 525 6th Street, Monongahela, PA 15063 with Evangelist Robert Nicklow, Jr. officiating. EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT THE CHURCH. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Memorial contributions may be made to the Council of Three Rivers American Indian Center Elder Care Fund, 120 Charles Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15238. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com

 


Marian Chepanoske

October 23, 2021 |

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

Marian (Andrejchak) Chepanoske, age 84, of Forward Twp., passed away on Friday, October 22, 2021 at Jefferson Hospital. She was a retired beautician and proprietor of Marian’s Beauty Shop. She enjoyed crafts and operated Marian’s Creations Novelty Shop. Born September 29, 1937, she was a daughter of the late George and Mary (Vasil) Andrejchak and wife of the late William A. “Chip” Chepanoske. She is survived by her daughter, Cheryl Ashcraft of Elizabeth Twp.; sons, Anthony (Andrea) Chepanoske of Buena Vista, William Chepanoske of Lakeside, AZ and David Chepanoske of Sewickley; five grandchildren, Shane (Nicole) Smith, Danielle (Wesley) Miller, Taryn Chepanoske, Brent Smith and Mike Chepanoske; three great-grandchildren, Carson Smith, Brent Smith and Payton Miller; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son, John Chepanoske and her brother, George Andrejchak. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 from 4-8PM. A funeral service will take place on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at 12 Noon in the Church of Jesus Christ, 525 6th Street, Monongahela, PA 15063 with Evangelist Robert Nicklow, Jr. officiating. EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT THE CHURCH. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Memorial contributions may be made to the Council of Three Rivers American Indian Center Elder Care Fund, 120 Charles Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15238. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com

 


John Chepanoske

October 23, 2021 |

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

John Chepanoske, age 58, of Forward Twp., passed away on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at home. He was a customer service assistant at Dollar Bank in Penn Hills and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ in Monongahela. He was a gifted musician and the pianist at the church. He was a graduate of California University of Pennsylvania where he majored in education and also a graduate of Community College of Allegheny County where he majored in accounting. John loved collecting and displaying flags and kites. Born October 16, 1963 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late William A. “Chip” Chepanoske and Marian (Andrejchak) Chepanoske. He is survived by his sister, Cheryl Ashcraft of Elizabeth Twp.; brothers, Anthony (Andrea) Chepanoske of Buena Vista, William Chepanoske of Lakeside, AZ and David Chepanoske of Sewickley; also, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 from 4-8PM. A funeral service will take place on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at 12 Noon in the Church of Jesus Christ, 525 6th Street, Monongahela, PA 15063 with Evangelist Robert Nicklow, Jr. officiating. EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT THE CHURCH. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Memorial contributions may be made to the Council of Three Rivers American Indian Center Elder Care Fund, 120 Charles Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15238. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com

 


Linda J. Keenan

October 23, 2021 |

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

Linda Keenan, 64, of Greensburg, passed away Friday, October 22, 2021 at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital.  She was born, August 17, 1957 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Reid and JoAnne (Giles) Keenan.  Prior to her retirement, Linda worked as a cook for various health care facilities.  She enjoyed cooking, the company of her three dogs and loved spending time with her grandchildren.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Marissa Shipley, and brother, Kevin Keenan,  She is survived by her sons, James and Mike; daughters, Jennifer Keenan, Jessica Smith and her husband, Daniel; brother, James Keenan; sisters, Kim Rosensteel and her husband, Ken, Cheryl Oliver; and grandchildren, Cameron, Hunter, Alexa, Delaney, Tyler, Jersey, Brea, Bailey, Michael, Noah and Landen.  Friends will be received from 2-6 p.m. on Monday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.   In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


William T. Joyce

October 22, 2021 |

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

William T. Joyce, 78, of Tarpon Springs, Florida, passed away on October 8, 2021. He was born in McKeesport, PA on January 22, 1943 and is the son of the late William T. and Regina T. Zekkey Joyce.

 
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Dolores J. "Dolly" Gall

October 22, 2021 |

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

Dolores J. "Dolly" Gall, age 75, of McKeesport, died October 20, 2021, at Kane Community Living Center. Born January 15, 1946, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Olive (Maines) Miller and the wife of the late Stephen Robert "Bink" Gall, Jr.
Dolly retired from Walmart Inc., where she worked in the customer service department with over 20 years of service. She was a former member of the Highland Grove United Methodist Church. Dolly enjoyed attending bingo, visiting the casino, playing cards with friends, and having lunch, ending with a trip to the flea market. Although, her greatest joy was the time she spent with her grandchildren.

 
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Sharyn Williams

October 22, 2021 |

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

On Tuesday October 12, 2021, Sharyn Williams, age 73, of White Oak passed away.  Daughter of the late William and Mildred (Charles) Bayless.  Loving mother of Stacey Theim and Shawn Williams.  Dear Sister of Ronnie (Nancy) Bayless, Terry (Nancy) Bayless, and Danny (Donna) Bayless.  Former wife of Larry (Becky) Williams. Loving companion and significant other of Angelo Perigo.  Sharyn was the owner of the Sharwood Lounge in Pitcairn for 48 years.

 
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Karen (Klassen) Taylor

October 22, 2021 |

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

Karen (Klassen) Taylor, of North Huntingdon, entered her eternal life, Wednesday Oct. 20, 2021, surrounded by family, friends, and faith. She was 71 years old. Karen was born May 31, 1950, the daughter of the late John N. “Jack” and LaVonne F. (Rose) Klassen. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 48 years, Terre (Terrence) Taylor; her brother George Klassen of Harrisburg, Pa. She is survived by; her daughter, Nina Vonne Taylor and Douglas Knox, of Liberty; her son, Terre Richard Taylor and Jonell Taylor, of North Huntingdon; her grandsons, Brandon, Travis, and Mason Taylor; her sister in-law, Debbe (Taylor) Lapinaand Mike Lapina, of Parrish, FL.; her niece Cathy and Don Negley, and grand nephews, Tyler, Nathan, Jordan, of Harrisburg, Pa. She enjoyed nothing more than opening up her home and heart to family and friends, with love, laughter, and a warm home cooked meal.

 
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Lillian M. (Yanchik) Irha

October 22, 2021 |

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

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Lillian Marie Irha, 90, announces her passing on October 16, 2021 in Glen Allen, Virginia. Lillian, née Yanchik, died peacefully at home, surrounded by love.

Lillian was born in Homestead, Pennsylvania on June 30, 1931. A 1949 graduate of Munhall High School, Lillian married John J. Irha of Homestead, Pennsylvania in September 1952. They had three children together: Sandra, Nancy, and Daniel.

Described by friends and family as “feisty, unfiltered, and absolutely fabulous,” Lillian was known for her hearty, bubbly giggle and her fun-loving, social personality. She always made it a point to keep in touch with family and friends, whether near or far. Lillian enjoyed dancing, bowling and cards, as well as entertaining at her lovely home. She especially loved bingo and delighted in sharing her quite-frequent winnings with her grandchildren. Lillian, a faithful Catholic, was a lifelong parishioner of Saint John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Cathedral of Munhall, Pennsylvania.

 
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Ann (Wilcox) Sant

October 22, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

Ann Elizabeth (Wilcox) Sant, 77, of Level Green passed away October 15, 2021. Born in McKeesport on July 30, 1944, to the late Robert and Sadie (Betras) Wilcox, she attended McKeesport High School, resided with her growing family in McKeesport  until moving to Level Green in 1974.

Ann is lovingly remembered by her eleven children which she shared with former spouse, Russell J. Sant.  Her children include five sons;  Shawn, Russell, Robert (Laura), Reed and Rory and six daughters;  Jodi R. Everhart, Joni R. Sant, Jayne R Totora,  Jennifer R. Koscis, Jackie R Sant (Matt Stinebiser),and Sarahann Sant.

Ann is also survived by 14 grand-children: Kevin, Ryan, Robert , Tabytha, Athina, Shawn, Samuel, Stephanie, Jennifer, Michael, Elizabeth, Susan and Matthew; and 13 great-grand-children.  She is preceded in death by her parents, her only brother,  Michael Wilcox and her son-in-law, Todd Everhart.

 
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Mary A. (Ragan) Adams

October 22, 2021 |

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

Mary A. (Ragan) Adams, 90, a former resident of Duquesne, PA and a resident of Bethel Park, PA, led a spiritually filled and family-centered life and met the Lord on Saturday, October 16, 2021 surrounded by her children, Mary Ann (Tom) Gray, Bethel Park, PA; Bill (Nancy) Adams, Wadsworth, OH; Rev. John Adams, Pastor, Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels and St. John the Evangelist Church, Olean, NY;  Mark (Linda) Adams, Louisville, OH.

Wife of the late William “Bill” Adams of Duquesne, PA. Mary and Bill were joined on earth for 65 beautiful years, now, together forever in heaven. Mary, daughter of the late John and Teresa Ragan of Duquesne was the first child American born from Slovakia. She is survived by her brothers, Dr. James (Debora) Ragan of Los Angeles, CA and Thomas (Lynne) Ragan of Duquesne and many nieces, nephews, and extended family members. Mary was preceded in death by her parents and her sisters, Theresa Chizmar and Ann Matthias and baby Helen and brothers, John, Andrew, Paul, Albert, George and infant twins Michael and Joseph.

 
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Edna M. (Singleton) Jones

October 22, 2021 |

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

Edna M. (Singleton) Jones, 87, died October 16, 2021. Arrangements in charge of Robert A. Waters Funeral Home Inc.

Friends will be received Friday, October 22, 2021, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Trinity (McKeesport), 2216 Jenny Lind Street, McKeesport, PA 15132, where a funeral service will be celebrated at 11 a.m.

 


John E. Hosni

October 21, 2021 |

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

John E. Hosni, 78, of McKeesport, passed away Wednesday, October 20, 2021. He was born June 1, 1943 in McKeesport and was the son of the late John and Frances (Vodopivec) Hosni. John graduated from California State Teachers College with a BS degree and Penn State University and California State with a Masters in Education degree. He taught Math and Algebra at the Linton Middle School in the Penn Hills School District for 32 years and had a tax business for over 50 years. He also worked for the former Keystone Auto Parts Store in McKeesport since he was a teenager. He loved his grandchildren and enjoyed attending their sporting events.

 
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Katherine Puskaric

October 21, 2021 |

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

Katherine R. Puskaric, age 70 of Marshall, MI and formerly of McKeesport, passed away on October 18, 2021 at Glenn Arbor Hospice Residence.  Born October 14, 1951 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late to Joseph and Florence (Barsic) Puskaric.  Kathy moved to Marshall, MI in 2004.  She previously worked with her father and was responsible for the scheduling of umpires.  After moving to Michigan, she was employed by Target.  Kathy was a very social person and made friends wherever she went.  She enjoyed taking trips to the casino, country music, and was an avid sports fan.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her grandpa John and aunt Teta.  Kathy is survived by her cousins Cindy Wyatt and Geraldine Greer.

 
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Joanne E. Scapellato

October 21, 2021 |

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

Joanne E. Scapellato, age 66 of McKeesport and formerly of Clairton, passed away on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at Southwestern Nursing Center, West Mifflin.  Born June 24, 1955 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late John and Rose (Havrally) Ross and a member of Triumph of the Holy Cross Parish, Clairton.  She is survived by her husband of 48-and-a-half years David Scapellato; sons Dennis and John Scapellato of McKeesport; grandchildren Connie, Anika, Isabelle, and Elizabeth Marie Scapellato; sister Marie Clark; brother Michael Ross; and also nieces and nephews.

 
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Thomas N. Hobbs, Jr.

October 21, 2021 |

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

Thomas N. Hobbs, Jr., age 95 of Liberty Borough, passed away on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 in Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville.  Born May 31, 1926 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Thomas N. Hobbs, Sr. and Rose Evelyn (Jennings) Hobbs.  A US Army Veteran of World War II - serving in Patton's Third Army throughout Europe -- Thomas was a self-employed truck driver, a member of the 32nd degree, past master, and fifty year pin recipient of the Free and Accepted Masons Omni Lodge #582 and the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite.  Besides his parents, Thomas was preceded in death by his wife Naomi Ruth (Curry) Hobbs, who passed away May 12, 1995 and his son Bruce Hobbs.  He is survived by his sons Thomas J. Hobbs of Massilllon, OH and David (Michelle Linn) Hobbs of McKeesport; his six grandchildren Katlin, Diane, and Madilyn Hobbs, Grace Lash, Amanda (Philip) Wingfield, and Lauren (Marcello Lurito) Hobbs; his daughter-in-law Jacqueline Schilling; and also nieces and nephews. 

 
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Linda L. Shaw

October 21, 2021 |

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

Linda L. Shaw, age 66 of Glassport, passed away on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at home.  Born October 16, 1955 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Carl and Toots Puckett. 

 
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Kathleen Dillon Rendulic

October 20, 2021 |

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

Kathleen Dillon Rendulic, 79, of Hempfield Township, formerly of McKeesport, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 surrounded by the love of her family after a long and difficult illness. Born November 24, 1941 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Mary Mildred Cochenour Dillon. She graduated at the top of her class from McKeesport Hospital School of Nursing where she became a registered nurse. She was so proud to have been a nurse and spent a lifetime caring for others. As dementia slowly took her from us, we could always count on talking to her about having been a nurse to bring back the sparkle in her eye as we recalled the many stories. Other than her family, there is nothing of which she was prouder. She went on to teach nurses and EMTs at Community College of Allegheny County and worked at Highmark from which she retired as a Claims Reviewer. In 2013, she was honored as a member of the Retired Nurses Working in Neighborhoods team and received the Jefferson Award for Public Service. She loved to sing and was a member of the Sacred Heart choir in McKeesport where together with her husband, they recorded a Christmas album with the choir of which they were so proud.

 
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Gloria Stukus

October 20, 2021 |

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

Gloria Stukus, age 76, of McKeesport, died on Wednesday, October 20, 2021. She was born in McKeesport on December 6, 1944 and is the daughter of the late Alex and Irene M. Rudick Mathews. Gloria was the proprietor of the TLC Salon in Olympia Shopping Center for approximately 20 years. She had previously been employed with the City of McKeesport and Allegheny County.

 
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Marion Welshhans

October 20, 2021 |

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

Marion (Dinkel) Welshhans, age 63, of Clairton, passed away on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at Select Specialty Hospital - McKeesport. She retired as a department manager for Walmart in West Mifflin. She enjoyed camping, fishing, and her grandchildren. Born September 26, 1958 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Harry C. and Iva (Webb) Dinkel. She is survived by her son, Jesse Dinkel of Rostraver Twp.; grandchildren, Maddox and Taylynne; sister, Carol Kabigting of Elizabeth; brother, Harry (Kathy) Dinkel of Broomall, PA; also, nieces and nephews. No visitation or services are planned. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Kevin W. Miller

October 20, 2021 |

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

Kevin W. Miller, 66, of Jeannette, moved to Heaven, on Wednesday, October 20, 2021.  He was born, December 16, 1954 in Greensburg, son of William Miller and the late Patricia (Spahr) Miller.  Prior to his retirement, Kevin worked for Miller's Cash Feed in McKeesport and later drove truck for Craft Transportation.  He was a graduate of Norwin Sr. High School and enjoyed shooting pool and throwing Darts at the Wendell Club.  He is survived by his son, Craig Miller and his wife, Claudia; daughters, Cindy Senica and Chrissy Mautino; brother, Kenneth (Denise) Miller; sister, Nadine (Frank) Haelle; grandchildren, Kristian, Alejandra, Sierra, Blair; and former wife, Lenore.  Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.   A funeral service will follow at 4 p.m. in the funeral  home chapel.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Carolyn R. Opalko

October 20, 2021 |

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

  Carolyn R. Opalko, 82, of West Mifflin, died Oct. 19, 2021.  She is the daughter of the late Walter and Olga (Bodnar) Hunt.  She is survived by her beloved husband Russell Opalko; son Bryan (Carrie Zdobinski) Opalko; daughter Susan Opalko-Sommers; her granddaughter, Charlee Rae Sommers, who was her entire world; sisters Marsha (Buck) Willis and Laura DiDomenico; also nieces and nephews.  Early in life, Carolyn was a secretary and then managed her father’s tavern (Hunt’s Bar) in Duquesne.  Carolyn’s main job was raising her kids and taking care of her family, and doting on her granddaughter every chance she got.  Carolyn is a member of St. Elias Byzantine Catholic Church.  Friends received Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne on Sun. from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8.  A funeral liturgy will be held Mon. 10:00 am at St. Elias Byzantine Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to your local animal shelter.

 


Florence E. "Flo" Husfelt

October 19, 2021 |

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

Florence E. “Flo” Husfelt, age 85, of West Mifflin, passed away on Tuesday, October 19, 2021,at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Born in Duquesne on July 8, 1936, she was the daughter of the late John and Maria (Tkacik) Brecko. Flo was a retired administrative assistant from Carnegie Mellon University. She was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish-Holy Trinity Church, she loved her family, grandchildren and great grandchildren and enjoyed going to church and card games. She was the wife of the late Leonard Malinowski; mother of Mark (Kim) Malinowski Sr. of West Mifflin, late Mary Lisa (husband John survives) Holzwarth of West Mifflin, Leonard Malinowski of White Oak, and Robert (Meghan) Husfelt of Pleasant Hills; grandmother of Mark (Jessica) Malinowski Jr., Ashley Malinowski, Patrick and Shannon, Anthony (Michele) Holzwarth, Vanessa Malinowski, Valerie Malinowski, Victoria Malinowski, Haley Husfelt, Jenna Husfelt and Monica; great grandmother of Angelina Malinowski, Caleb Malinowski, McKenna Holzwarth and Zander Holzwarth; sister of Elizabeth “Betty” (late Regis) Hock of West Mifflin, late Joseph (wife Kathleen survives) Brecko of Duquesne and late John “Jim” Brecko. Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 21, 2021 from 6-8 p.m. and Friday, October 22, 2021 from 2-4 and 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 will be held on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Trinity Church, at 10:00 a.m., with Rev. Dan Sweeney, officiating. Interment will follow in Holy Trinity Cemetery.

 


Denise A. Zeman

October 19, 2021 |

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

Denise A. Zeman, age 70, of North Huntingdon, died October 12, 2021.  Born August 19, 1951, in Elizabeth, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mae Eger and the wife of the late Wayne Zeman.  
Denise was a 1969 graduate of Elizabeth Forward High School and then would attend Waynesburg University.  After college, she would further her education at the McKeesport Hospital Radiology School and worked at the hospital as a Radiology Technician for 25 years until her retirement.  She always enjoyed going to dinner and karaoke.  Even though she never sang at karaoke, she laughed and had a great time watching her friends sing.  Denise was a member of the former McKeesport Turners, a social member of the White Oak American Legion, and the Versailles Croatian Club.  She is survived by her companion Fred Ringel; good friend Norma Shand and many close friends.  Family and friends will be received at Willig Funeral Home & Crematory on Thursday, October 21, 2021, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.  The funeral service will be held on Friday, October 22, 2021, at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Burial will follow at Long Run Cemetery.  Condolences and memories may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the White Oak Animal Safe Haven 2295 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131.  Charles Danforth, Supervisor.

 


Jonathan Singer

October 19, 2021 |

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

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

 
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Joseph S. Vrabel

October 19, 2021 |

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

Joseph S. Vrabel, age 74, of White Oak, died October 14, 2021, at Walden's View of North Huntingdon.  Born February 13, 1947, in Homestead, he was the son of the late Frank and Anna (Banyas) Vrabel and beloved husband of the late Helen (Stricko) Vrabel.  
Joseph graduated from Munhall High School in 1965. He served in the Navy during the Vietnam War as a radio operator on the U.S.S. McCaffery. Joseph retired from U.S. Steel as an electrician with over 30 years of service. Joe was a Volunteer Fire Fighter with Whitaker V.F.C. #298 and became a lifetime member with Rainbow V.F.C. He was a proud member of the N.R.A. As an avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting turkey and deer. Joe loved dancing to the oldies, running, and biking.
Joseph is survived by a son, David (Eliana) Vrabel; step-son, Tom (Kelley) Tomko; sisters, Diane Vrabel, Darlene (the late John) Turner, and Patricia (the late Andrew) Swabsky; niece and goddaughter, Kim Swabsky; daughter-in-law, Christine Vrabel.  He is also survived by eight grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.
He was also preceded in death by a son, Joseph J. Vrabel; sisters, Nancy (Raymond) Vincevich and Eleanor (George) Balta; brother, Francis (Dorothy) Vrabel.

 
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Mary A. Adams

October 18, 2021 |

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

 

 
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Bonnie Lee Movic

October 18, 2021 |

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

Bonnie Lee Movic, age 79, of North Huntingdon, formerly of Fawcett Plan, died on Saturday, October 16, 2021. She was born in McKeesport on September 8, 1942 and is the daughter of the late Meade Sherman and Dorothy Frances Gould Coulter. She was the wife of the late Raymond C. Movic, who died on October 12, 2008. Bonnie worked as a nurse’s aide and was a member of the Herminie Senior Center. She was an avid reader and truly loved her pets.

 
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Dr. Raymond G. Fasiczka

October 18, 2021 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Dr. Raymond G. Fasiczka PHD., 84, of Glassport died Sunday October 17, 2021. He is the son of the late George and Helen "Nellie" (Sopko) Fasiczka. He is survived by his beloved wife Carol (Lyons) Fasiczka; daughter Mary Pat Fasiczka; granddaughter Sarah Elizabeth Echaverria; great-grandchildren Lencie and Conrad; brother Ralph (Pat) Fasiczka; and sister Rosalie Faychak. Ray was a retired engineer with RGF Associates and was the owner/operator of Fuzzy's in Glassport. Friends received at the Wojciechowski Funeral Home on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8. A funeral mass will be held Wednesday 10:30 am at Holy Angel's Church, 408 Baldwin Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15207.

 


Leonard D. Frost

October 18, 2021 |

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

Leonard D. Frost, age 94, of Elizabeth, passed away on Monday, October 18, 2021 at home surrounded by his family. He retired after more than 43 years as an electrician for U.S. Steel, Irvin Works in West Mifflin. A U.S. Navy veteran serving during World War II, he was a member of St. Joachim and Anne Parish, St. Michael Church in Elizabeth Twp., where he was an usher and a member of the Rosary Maker’s Society. He was everyone’s handyman and could fix anything. During his retirement, he was an avid flea market seller. He was a member of McKeesport and West Mifflin coin clubs, and the Happy Go Lucky Square Dance Club, and was a Steelers and Pirates fan. Born June 7, 1927 in Elizabeth, he was a son of the late Adam and Josephine (Lemanski) Frost. He is survived by his wife of almost 70 years, Dolores A. (Kraszewski) Frost; children, Deborah (Gary) Balliard of Elizabeth, Catherine (Marvin) Gray of Bunola, Susan A. (Bruce) Benzo of Perryopolis, Leonard Frost Jr. of Fernandina Beach, FL, Maura Lynn Frost of San Diego, CA, Stephen (Linda) Frost of Elizabeth, Nanette (John) Ragan of Elizabeth Twp. and Lisa M. (Raymond) Kotewicz of Elizabeth Twp.; grandchildren, Brian (Liz) Adkins, Melissa (Robert) Strong, Jason Gray, John (Emily) Ragan, Timothy (Connor) Ragan, Daniel Ragan, Joseph Ragan, Elizabeth Kotewicz, Raymond Kotewicz, Stephen Frost and Nash Frost; great-grandchildren, Madelynn Adkins, Brian Adkins, Levi Strong and Ava Ragan; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Anthony, Joseph, John and Adam Frost. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Street, Elizabeth on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 from 4-8 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 10 AM in St. Michael Church with the Rev. Thomas A. Wagner officiating. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Renee E. Ilgenfritz

October 18, 2021 |

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

Renee E. Ilgenfritz, age 49, of McKeesport, formally of Liberty Boro, died October 13, 2021, at Kane Regional Center. Born July 27, 1972, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Ronald and Idabelle (Wright) Ilgenfritz.
Renee worked for the Kennywood Amusement Park for several years and volunteered for the Salvation Army. She was a member of Liberty Presbyterian and was a former member of the Church of the Good Samaritan in Liberty Boro.
Renee is survived by her brother, Ron Ilgenfritz, and his partner, Tracy Karlowsky, and nieces, Roberta and Ashley Ilgenfritz.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her aunt, Norma Jean Wright.
Arrangements were entrusted to Willig Funeral Home & Crematory.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Salvation Army at https://give.salvationarmyusa.org.
Charles Danforth, Supervisor

 


Dorothy Jane White

October 17, 2021 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

Dorothy Jane White, 97, of West Mifflin, formerly of McKeesport, died Sunday, October 17, 2021 in Arrowood at Southwestern.  Born in McKeesport, March 29, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Samuel E. and Eva LaVette Hardwick.  Wife of the late Charles W. White, mother of the late Robert B. Peterson, sister of the late Caroline H. Beck, she is survived by her son and daughter in law, Lynn (Janet) Peterson of Oldsmar, FL, 1 granddaughter, and 4 great grandchildren.  Retired from the clinic at McKeesport Hospital, she was a member of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church.  Private entombment will take place in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park Mausoleum.  Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 is in charge of funeral arrangements.  The family suggests contributions to the St. Vincent Development Fund, Latrobe, PA.

 


John David Wisniewski Jr.

October 16, 2021 |

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

John David Wisniewski Jr., 83, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, October 15, 2021 at UPMC East, Monroeville.  He was born, April 16, 1938 in Braddock, a son of the late John and Verna Wisniewski.  Prior to his retirement, John was a millwright and built generators for Westinghouse Electric.  He was a veteran of the US Army,  a  member of St. Agnes Parish, enjoyed hunting and fishing, loved taking trips to the casinos and especially liked spending time with his grandchildren.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Bernie, Thomas and Robert; sisters, Sissy Wisniewski and Lucille Martchak.  He is survived by his loving wife, Barbara (Everett) Wisniewski; sons, David M. and John T; daughter, Theresa L. Wisniewski; grandchildren, Emily Marie, John Thomas Jr., Abby Rose; and several nieces and nephews.  Friends will be received from 2-4 & 6-8 on Thursday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday in St. Agnes Church.  Interment to follow in Braddock Catholic Cemetery.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Kevin W. Knox

October 15, 2021 |

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

Kevin W. Knox, 61, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, October 15, 2021 at UPMC East, Monroeville.  He was born January 9, 1960 in McKeesport, a son of the late Walter and Dolores Knox.  Kevin was the assistant manager at Norwin Towne Square Shop 'n Save.  He was a drummer in the U-Betz Band and enjoyed music and playing video games.  He is survived by his wife, Karen (Mallen) Knox; son, Adam (Ashley) Knox; daughter, Nicole (Graham) Knox; brother, Eric (Heather) Knox; and grandson, Vinnie.  Friends will be received from 4-8 p.m. on Monday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  A funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. on Tuesday in the funeral home chapel.  Interment to follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Melissa Lee (Grefost) Lane

October 15, 2021 |

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

Melissa Lee (Grefost) Lane, 65, of Wilmerding, formerly of Forward Township, passed away Thursday, October 14, 2021 at home. She was born May 20, 1956 in Monongahela and was the daughter of the late Robert Joseph and Dorothea Elizabeth (Herget) Grefost. Melissa was a1974 graduate of Elizabeth Forward High School and was a Photographer and a DJ. She is survived by her sisters, Priscilla (Thomas) Hewitt of Forward Township and Cynthia (David) Long of Jacksonville, Fl, and nieces and nephews. There is no visitation. Arrangements are by Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, director. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 


David Ralph Orr

October 15, 2021 |

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

David Ralph Orr, 76, of White Oak, formerly of Hendersonville, NC, passed away Thursday, October 14, 2021. He was born March 2, 1945 in Hendersonville, NC and was the son of the late Ralph Richard and Bernice Lavinia (Carr) Orr. He was the husband of the late Shirley Ann (Turbeville) Orr and the late Brenda Orr. David was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Irwin. He was a retired Machinist and had worked for the family business, the former Barclay Machine Corp. in Hendersonville. 

 
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Sandra Sue Maitland

October 15, 2021 |

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

Sandra Sue Maitland, age 73, of McKeesport, passed away peacefully on October 9, 2021, at UPMC McKeesport. Born November 1, 1947, in Ambridge, PA, she was the daughter of the late William J. and Marjorie L. (Newell) Salonus and the wife of the late James E. Maitland.
Sandra retired as an LPN. She was a practicing Jehovah's Witness. In her spare time, she enjoyed doing arts and crafts, reading, listening to music, shopping, and spending time with her grandchildren.
Sandra is survived by her son, Richard Basinger; grandchildren, David, Daniel, Sayge, Faith, Emily, Alexis, and Stephanie; great-grandchildren, Alexander and Harrison; siblings; Mary Ellen Rockwell, of Cranberry, and William Salonus, Jr., of Wisconsin.

 
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Ronald "Ronnie" Martell

October 15, 2021 |

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

Ronald Martell, age 62, of Pittsburgh, formerly of Clairton, passed away at home on Wednesday, October 13, 2021.  Born March 13, 1959 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Samuel J. and JoAnn Santoline Martell.  He is survived by his brothers, Dean Martell of Pittsburgh, and Philip (Trisha) Martell of Elizabeth; nephews, Jordan (Bethany) Martell-Hatchett,  Garrett Martell, nieces, Alexandra, Maya Martell, and Gabby Tedesco, great-nieces, Alivia and Vanessa Hatchett, and aunt Rose "Tootie" Kehoe.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Joan Marie Martell.  Funeral arrangements for Ronald are private at the request of his family and in the charge of the A.J. Bekavac Funeral Home, Clairton. 

 


Tina M. Anderson

October 15, 2021 |

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

Tina M. Anderson, age 61, of McKeesport, died October 12, 2021, at UPMC McKeesport. Born January 30, 1960, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Gilbert and Dorothy (Campbell) Neish and the wife of Jack L. Anderson, Jr.
She was a loving wife and mother, always there when needed. Her greatest joy and the light of her life was caring for her granddaughters. Tina retired from Forbes Hospital, where she was a secretary.
In addition to her husband, Tina is survived by her sons, Jason Anderson of Dravosburg, and Kris (Caitlin McKelvey) Anderson of Peters Township; granddaughters, Savia and Rylee; nieces and nephews; beloved pet dog, "Jake."

 
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Donald W. Montgomery

October 15, 2021 |

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

Donald W. Montgomery, 96, of White Oak, died Sunday October 10, 2021 in Excela Westmoreland Hospital. He was born March 1, 1925 in Turtle Creek, the son of the late William and Clara B. (Jones) Montgomery. He was a WWII Army veteran who served at Normandy, France, and was a member of American Legion Post 701, White Oak. He was a retired fireman for the Union Railroad and a member of Valley Lodge, No 613, F. & A.M., Turtle Creek. He is survived by his cousin Barry Harper and many friends including lifelong friends Shirley Kemerer Mudra and her husband P.J. and Gary Madeira and his wife Kim.

 
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Matthew John Borrelli

October 14, 2021 |

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

Matthew John Borrelli, 95, of Ashburn, Virginia formerly of White Oak, PA, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 3, 2021. Matthew was born September 21, 1926, in McKeesport, PA to the late Louis and Mary (Delfini) Borrelli.

 
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Stella Demeri

October 14, 2021 |

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

Stella Demeri, of Glassport, died on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021. She was born in Glassport on March 8, 1931 and is the daughter of the late Martin and Kate Skalski Tomcheck. She was preceded in death by her husband Albert Demeri.

 
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MaryLou Cavanaugh

October 14, 2021 |

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

MaryLou Cavanaugh, age 80, of Duquesne, passed away on October 13, 2021. She was born in McKeesport, on July 11, 1941. She formerly worked at U.S. Steel-Duquesne Works and later did marketing. She enjoyed cooking, baking and spending time with her grandchildren. She is survived by her sons, Robert Cavanaugh, at home, and James Cavanaugh; her companion of 40 years, Frank Terek; and her grandchildren, Chelsea Frazier and Shayna Cavanaugh. Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 17, 2021 from 2-4 P.M. followed by a Funeral Service at 4:00 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.

 


Dolores "Dolly" Kopay

October 14, 2021 |

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

Dolores “Dolly” V. Kopay, 92, of West Mifflin, died Oct. 14, 2021.  She is the daughter of the late John and Victoria Miskanic and wife of the late Albert J. Kopay, Sr.  She is survived by her daughter Jamie (James) Pace; sons Albert “Jimbo” (Debbie) Kopay, John “Jody” (Debbie) Kopay and Jerold “Jerry” (Theresa) Kopay; sisters Jeanette Mathe and Victoria Stojakovich; 8 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren; also nieces and nephews.  Funeral arrangements by Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne.

 


Richard Lee Miller Jr.

October 14, 2021 |

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

Avid hunter, genuine family man, and the best Pap Pap in the world, Richard Lee Miller Jr., age 71, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 surrounded by his loved ones. Rich was a 1968 graduate of the South Allegheny School District. He was a retired cement mason from Local 526 and was a member of the Junior Order United American Mechanics, Coal Valley Council #98. He was a long-time employee of more than 40 years at McHolme Builders Inc. in Elizabeth. Rich took great pride in his four grandchildren. He would never miss a softball, baseball, or soccer game they had, even if he had to watch his South Carolina grandchildren on video! Those four kids were his pride and joy. Born March 25, 1950 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Richard Sr. and Alice (Hansen) Miller. He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Gloria Jean (Drnach) Miller; daughter, Allison (Gary) Grimm of Elizabeth Twp.; son, Richard Lee (Jennifer) Miller III, of Fort Mill, SC; PROUD Pap Pap of Alivia, Nathan, Molly, and Noah; siblings, Carol Silverstein, Barry, James and Ronald Miller; also, nieces and nephews.

 
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Mary Jane Murphy

October 14, 2021 |

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

Mary Jane Murphy, 100, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at Independence Court of Monroeville.  She was born August 1, 1921 in Scottdale, Pa, a daughter of the late William and Margaret Haines Hawthorne. Prior to her retirement, Mary Jane was employed as a secretary by ANDCO Construction. She was a member of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Irwin, Amaranth Grand Royal Matron of Pa. and the past Worthy  Matron of the Eastern Star, Irwin Chapter.

 
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Carol Ann Sutton

October 12, 2021 |

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

Carol Ann Sutton, 66, of Greensburg, passed away Monday, October 11, 2021. She was born April 13, 1955 in McKeesport and was the daughter of Howard B. Sutton of West Newton and the late Carol E. (Kennedy) Snyder. Carol was a member of City Reach Church in Charleroi and was a Critical Care Registered Nurse. She had worked at McKeesport Hospital, and St. Catherine's Hospital and John T. Mather Memorial Hospital in Long Island, NY.

 
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Dorothy E. Barfield

October 12, 2021 |

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

Dorothy E. Barfield, age 94, of North Versailles, died on Sunday, October 10, 2021. She was born in Wilson on April 6, 1927 and is the daughter of the late Lawrence C. and Marguerite Keenist Porter. She was the wife of the late Herman “Jack” Barfield. She retired in 1987 from 30 years of service with the Sears Department Store catalogue

 
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George W. Haile, Sr.

October 12, 2021 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

George W. Haile, Sr., 92, died Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at home.  Born in Greensburg, Westmoreland County on November 4, 1928, he was the son of the late Wesley and Olivia Hall Haile and was preceded in death by his son, Harold Haile.  He is survived by his wife, Beverly Carpenter Haile, children, George W. Haile, Jr. of Jeannette, Timothy J. Haile of McKeesport, Jerry L. Haile of Natrona, Susan Richardson of Wilkinsburg, and Thomas C. Haile of McKeesport; also by 14 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, and his brother, John C. Haile of Sacramento, CA.  Mr. Haile was an electrical contractor and owner of G.W. Haile and Son Electric and was a member of the McKeesport Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.  Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 is in charge of funeral arrangements.

 


Debra Ann Kiser

October 12, 2021 |

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

Debra Ann Kiser, age 61, of Liberty Borough, died October 8, 2021, at UPMC Montefiore. She was born February 6, 1960, in Smyrna, Tennessee. She was the daughter of the late Eugene and Thelma (Murray) Ashcroft. Debra is survived by her loving husband of 18 years, Donald "Kip" Kiser.
Debra was always busy, from her time as a CNA at Jefferson Hospital to running her parent's card shop in Holiday, Florida. She also spent a lot of time working in the service industry. On Debra's off time, she enjoyed soaking up the sun at Honeymoon Island, Florida, going to see the ocean and manatees at Cocoa Beach, Florida, and the trip to New York to see the butterfly exhibit.
In addition to her husband, Debra is survived by her siblings; Eugene Ashcroft, Angie (Ashcroft), and Robert Ashcroft.
Arrangements were entrusted to Willig Funeral Home & Crematory.
Condolences and memories can be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com.
Charles Danforth, Supervisor.

 


Margo Johnson

October 12, 2021 |

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

Margo Johnson, 71, died October 6, 2021. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, 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, October 14, 2021 at Creative Ministries Berachah, 1422 Evans Avenue, McKeesport, PA 15132.

 


Jessie Mae Brownfield

October 12, 2021 |

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

Jessie Mae Brownfield, at the age of 76, Jessie was a loving mother of two children and two grandchildren. She passed away on  September 30, 2021 at Riverside Nursing Center. She was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel P. Allen, Sr., Lillian J. Allen, and her son, William Brownfield.

Jessie was born October 17, 1944, in McKeesport, Pennsylvania.   She was the youngest of seven children. She was a graduate of the McKeesport Area School District   She loved doing various crafts and putting jigsaw puzzles together. She often worked at her sister’s personal care home. Creative Ministries Berachah is where Jessie was a church member, she served on the prayer and bible school ministry; Mother’s Board; and Hospitality Team.

 
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Emma (Jurmann) Ravella

October 12, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

Emma (Jurmann) Ravella, 99, peacefully passed on Saturday, October 9, 2021. Emma was the devoted wife of the late Frank A. “Smokey” Ravella. She was the loving mother of Joseph “Joe” and Frank (Donna) Ravella. She was the adoring grandmother of Nick (Veronica),Ashley, Frank (Connie), and Devin; great-grandmother of Nicholas, Penelope, Frankie and Peter. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and all who loved her. In addition to her husband, Emma was preceded in passing by her parents, Ferdinand and Fenesia Jurmann, and her siblings, Carmella, Josephine “Pina”, Erminia, Cecelia, Lilly, William “Willy”, and Alfred.

 
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William Kenneth Law II

October 12, 2021 |

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

William Kenneth Law, II, 52, was born March 4, 1969 and raised in McKeesport, Pennsylvania. He briefly resided in Austin, Texas. William was known best as Big Shug -  Shuggy bear or as his God mother, God rest her soul Beverly Banks referred to him as “Bam Bam.”

William graduated from McKeesport Senior High School. He also earned a scholarship to Arizona State University.  While attending Arizona State, William found his green thumb. He had a passion for plants and always for football. He also loved his fish Joan Brown given to him by his aunt Joanie. Above all, William loved his family and friends, he had a big heart. He loved good food.

On Tuesday, October 5, 2021, William was called to his eternal home. He was preceded in death by his father pap William Kenneth Law I, sister Crystale DeLainia Law, and niece Precious DeLainia DeAnne Law.

 
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Emeric A. Randolph

October 12, 2021 |

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

Emeric A. Randolph, 65, died October 6, 2021. A Memorial Gathering will be held Friday, October 15, 2021, at 1 p.m. at Robert A. Waters Funeral Home, Inc., 2326 Jenny Lind Street, McKeesport, PA 15132, with a service to follow at 2 p.m.

 


Dorothy A. Baran

October 12, 2021 |

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

Dorothy A. Baran, age 73, of Port Vue, died October 11, 2021.  Born December 24, 1947, in Homestead, she was the daughter of the late John C. and Ruth (Davis) Wertz and wife of the late John Baran.

Dorothy loved riding motorcycles with her late husband.  They each had their own and enjoyed rides together, taking in the scenery. 

 
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Constance "Connie" L. Dubyak

October 11, 2021 |

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

Constance “Connie” L. Dubyak, age 73, of White Oak, passed away on October 10, 2021, at UPMC Montefiore Hospital. Born in McKeesport on February 29, 1948, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Irene (Bodnar) Dubyak. She was the owner of a cleaning business and a member of Mary Mother of God Parish, St. Angela Merici Church in White Oak. Connie is survived by her brothers, Wesley (late Marlene) Dubyak of White Oak and Bruce (late Gina) Dubyak of North Port, FL. There is no visitation. Interment will take place at St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Cemetery in Avella, PA, on Thursday, October 14, 2021, at 12:00 Noon. Arrangements entrusted to the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 15110, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER, SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER, FUNERAL DIRECTOR.

 


Jason Eric Dyer

October 11, 2021 |

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

Jason  Eric Dyer, 43, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Friday, October 1, 2021. He was born November 21, 1977 in Corona, CA, and was the son of Dwight R. (Shirley) Dyer, Jr. of Elizabeth Township and Beverly (Burns) Sayer of Brookfield, MO. Jason worked for Value Added Processing Ink in East Pittsburgh.

 
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Martha L. McGowan

October 11, 2021 |

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

Martha L. McGowan, 83, of North Huntingdon, passed away Sunday, October 10, 2021 at her home.  She was born, June 4, 1938 in White Oak, Pa., a daughter of the late James L. and Georgia R. (Miller) Hall.  Prior to her retirement, Martha was an executive secretary for Nuclear Science and later worked for Johnson the Florist.  She enjoyed reading, doing word puzzles, flea marketing and camping with her family and friends in Donegal.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sons, Paul W. Jr. and Shawn McGowan; and brother, James Hall. She is survived by her loving husband, Paul W. McGowan; daughters, ShayLee Gonzales and her husband, Felix, Heather Mayer; grandchildren, Shando, Brianda, Rionno, Jessica, Joshua, Justin, Jake, Johnna, Jordan; great-grandchildren, Jackson, Wyatt and Aria.  Friends will be received from 3-7 p.m. on Wednesday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  A funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. on Thursday in the funeral home chapel.  Entombment will follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  Instead of flowers, the family would appreciate donations made to the American Cancer Society.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 

to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sons, Paul W. Jr. and Shawn McGowan; and brother, James Hall.

 


Albert DiBattista

October 11, 2021 |

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

Albert DiBattista, age 91 of McKeesport, passed away on Saturday, October 9, 2021, at home with his family. Born January 24, 1930, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Antoinette and Vincenzo DiBattista. He was employed by Tygart Industries and retired from McKeesport Housing Authority.  He was a member of the Boston Vets. In his spare time, he enjoyed boating, woodworking, and going out socializing and dancing with his dear companion of 25 years, Helen Gray.  He loved spending time with his family. His proudest accomplishment was his four children and all of his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and their families.

 
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Glen E. "Mr. Duquesne" Smith Sr.

October 11, 2021 |

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

Glen E. “Mr. Duquesne” Smith Sr., age 65, of Duquesne, Sunrise-September 2, 1956-Sunset, October 8, 2021. Born in Duquesne, he was the son of the late Meredith and Jessie (Grace) Smith. Glen worked as a custodian for the Duquesne School District, was a cement finisher for Ben’s Constructions, worked as a groundskeeper at Kennywood and retired from McDonald’s in the maintenance department.

He was a member of Payne Chapel in Duquesne. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn (Freeman) Smith of Duquesne; children, Daniel Hamilton of New Kensington, Glen Hamilton of West Mifflin, Olive (Scott) Hamilton of Duquesne, Kevin Hamilton of Penn Hills, Crystal Smith of Duquesne, Derrick Hamilton of Pittsburgh, Amanda Hamilton of Duquesne, Glen E. Smith Jr. of Duquesne, Donald Smith of Duquesne, and Ella Smith of Pittsburgh; 40 Grandchildren; many Great Grandchildren; Brothers and Sisters, Dolores (late Bobby) Charles of East McKeesport, Icy Smith of McKeesport, Vernon (Trish) Smith of Turtle Creek, Jessie Smith of Basley, South Carolina, late Donald “Chuck” Pirl, late Olive Smith, late Meredith Smith, late William Smith, late John Smith and late Kenneth Smith; and special thank you to his lifelong friend, Adrian Dunston.

 
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Ellwood P. Brady

October 11, 2021 |

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

Ellwood P. Brady, 92, of North Huntingdon, passed away Saturday, October 9, 2021 at UPMC Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh.  Services were private.  Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warriers Project in memory of Ellwood.

 


Theresa Ann Lockhart Seman

October 09, 2021 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Theresa Ann Lockhart Seman, 52 of Clairton, formally of Monongahela and New Eagle passed away on October 9th, 2021, at her home. She was born in Uniontown PA, on November 6th, 1968, to John J. Lockhart of Bridgeville, and Ethel Pearl Bittinger Memmo of Clairton. Theresa is survived by her son Mathew David Lockhart of Irwin PA, daughter Anastasia Nadine Seman, and stepson Stephan (Kara) Seman of New Eagle, sister Mary Celeste Broker of Clairton, and brother John Paul Lockhart of Clairton, her boyfriend Brian Wilson of Uniontown, and her cat Lexi. Theresa worked as a certified nursing assistant for Barber. She enjoyed watching television shows and getting to chit chat with family and friends. Arrangements have been entrusted to S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th St, Clairton, PA 15025. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the funeral home to defray costs. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 


Mary J. Becker

October 09, 2021 |

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

Mary J. Becker, 52, of North Huntingdon, passed away Saturday, October 9, 2021 at UPMC Montefiore Hospital, Pittsburgh.  She was born, August 4, 1969 in Pittsburgh.  Mary was the office manager for Armology of Western PA and a Norwin graduate.  She enjoyed sewing, crafting and making stained glass.  She is survived by her husband, Kevin Becker; son, Kevin Jr.; brothers Scott and Robert Wallace.  There were be no visitation.  Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Leo J. Niemczycki

October 08, 2021 |

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

Leo J. Niemczycki, age 93, of West Mifflin, passed away on Thursday, October 7, 2021. Son of the late Walenty and Josephine (Dragan) Niemczycki, he was born in Duquesne on August 10, 1928. Leo started his career as a Letter Carrier at the Duquesne Post Office and finished his 45 year career as the Superintendent of Mail at the Duquesne Post Office. He enjoyed boating, reading and traveling (he and his wife had gone to Egypt, England, Italy, Holland, France, Hawaii) and he volunteered for Meals on Wheels. He proudly served his country in the Army during the Korean War, was a member of the Quarter Master Corps while in the Army and was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, St. Hedwig Church. He was the beloved husband of Anna (Adamcik) Niemczycki for 41 years; brother of the late Wanda (late Stephen) Ciborowski, late Emily (late Robert) Catto; late niece Emily Mateya. Besides his wife, he is survived by nieces, Mary (late Dennis) Shuplock of Shaler Twp., and Stephanie (Bill) McGlumphy of Dover, DE; sister-in-law Patricia (Fred) Bowden of West Mifflin; and many great nieces and nephews and great-great nephews. Visitation will be held on Monday, October 11, 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 take place on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial, at 10:00 a.m., at Holy Name Church, Duquesne, with Rev. Thomas Lewandowski, officiating. Interment will follow in St. Hedwig Cemetery, West Mifflin, with Military Honors.

 


Michael H. Tamok

October 08, 2021 |

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

Michael H. Tamok, age 60, died on August 31, 2021 in Boca Raton, FL. He was born in McKeesport, PA on June 14, 1961 and is the son of the late Alexander and Gail Kuhn Tamok.

 
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Barbara Snyder

October 08, 2021 |

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

Barbara (Beattie) Snyder, age 82, of Lincoln Borough, passed away on Friday, October 8, 2021 at home. She was a former member of First Presbyterian Church of Clairton and a member of Red Hats. Born December 7, 1938, in Monongahela, she was a daughter of the late Louis "Luke" and Rita (Bonner) Beattie. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, William A. Snyder Sr.; daughter, Sharon L. Ferency of Elizabeth; grandchildren, DJ (Desiree) Ferency of Monroeville, Luke (Natalie) Megela of Elizabeth, Adam (Jodi) Snyder of West Newton, William (Sarah) Snyder of Whitehall, Katie (Guillermo) Mendoza of Arlington, TX and Matthew Snyder of Summerville, SC; great-grandchildren, Kali and Evelyn Megela, Jackson, Grace and William Snyder and Roxy Reyes; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sons, William A. "Chip" Snyder Jr., Harry R. Snyder and Kurt Christopher; grandson, Michael Snyder; and daughter-in-law, Kimmy Haugh. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Monday, October 11, 2021, from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. A funeral service will take place Tuesday, October 12, 2021, at 12 noon in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Angelo J. Salvi

October 08, 2021 |

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

Angelo J. Salvi, age 98, of Elizabeth Township, died October 7, 2021, at home. Born May 24, 1923, in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Michael and Mary (Verno) Salvi and the husband of his late, beloved wife, Jean (Gaudy) Salvi.
Angelo retired from U.S. Steel with 44 years of employment; he specialized in RTF electric power distribution for the company.  A U.S. Navy, WWII veteran, Angelo served in the European, and Asiatic-Pacific Theatres of Operations.  Angelo was a lifelong member of St. Patrick Church. Angelo enjoyed life.  He traveled, gamed and shopped, all in an easy and elegant style.  He made friends wherever he went.  For those of us fortunate enough to know him, the world was a little classier, a little cheerier, when he was near.

 
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Judith “Judy” E. Reyes

October 08, 2021 |

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

Judith “Judy” E. Reyes, age 74 of North Versailles, passed away Thursday, October 7, 2021. She was born September 4, 1947 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Peter and Virginia (Kelly) Reyes. She was a long-time member of Mary Mother of God Parish, Formerly St. Robert Bellarmine, in East McKeesport. She worked for over 30 years as an IT supervisor for Consol Energy in the South Hills before retiring.

She is survived by her brother James (Donna) Reyes of North Huntingdon; sister Sallie Wayner of Avonmore; sister-in-law Donna Reyes of North Versailles; many nieces and nephews; and her cats Mama, Sox and Mandy.

 
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Christina Rae (Melegari) Blum

October 08, 2021 |

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

Christina Rae (Melegari) Blum, age 50, of East McKeesport, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, October 5, 2021. She was born January 15, 1971. She worked as a flagger in the Union Local 1058. She loved helping people in need and donated her time helping with suicide awareness. Even in death, Christina helped other by being an organ donor. She is preceded in death by her father James Perry Melegari; and brothers James and Ray Melegari. She is survived by her husband Harold E. Blum; son Larson J. Blum; and mother Darlene (Glenn) Undereiner. Services are private. Arrangements handled by the Forgie-Snyder Funeral Home, 1032 Broadway, East McKeesport, 412-823-8083. For online condolences please visit www.snyderfuneralservices.com.

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Patricia L. Highberger

October 08, 2021 |

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

Patricia L. Highberger, age 79, of White Oak, died October 6, 2021, at UPMC McKeesport. Born July 10, 1942, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Mary (Karnas) Mularski and the wife of the late Jay C. "Punk" Highberger.
Pat retired from McKeesport Hospital, where she worked as a switchboard operator. She was a member of Mary, Mother of God Parish, and attended Corpus Christi Church. Pat was also a member of the North Versailles Senior Place. She enjoyed cooking and attending bingo.

 
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Shirley M. Bour

October 08, 2021 |

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

Shirley M. (Smith) Bour, age 86, of Forward Twp., passed away on Thursday, October 7, 2021 at home. She enjoyed baking, cooking, reading, building puzzles, and entertaining friends and family in her home. She was a member of the Forward Twp. Senior Citizens. Born April 11, 1935 in Floreffe, she was a daughter of the late George and Elizabeth (Kennist) Smith and wife of the late Richard F. Bour. She is survived by daughters, Diane (Dean Sr.) Korber of West Newton, Robin (David) Wagner of Butler, Jacquline (Raymond) Sammartino of Erie and Linda (Patrick) Buono of Finleyville; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother, David Smith of Penn Hills; sisters-in-law, Mildred Pearson of Florida and Dolores Betler of South Carolina; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by granddaughter, Samantha Rossiter. No visitation or services are planned. Donations can be made in Shirley’s name to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Vincent A. Maizer, Jr

October 08, 2021 |

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

Vincent A. Maizer, Jr., age 77, of White Oak, formerly of McKeesport, died October 7. 2021, at UPMC McKeesport. Born October 28, 1943, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Vincent A. Sr. and Mary Louise (Miller) Mazier and the husband of Frances (Stibrik) Maizer.
Vince retired from US Steel, National Tube Works, where he was a pipe inspector. Afterward, he worked for J.C. Penney Co., in the maintenance department and, Giant Eagle, in the produce department. He was a member of Mary, Mother of God Parish. Vince was also a member of the PNA #352 and 11th Ward Club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and the outdoors.

 
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Lorie D. Poston

October 07, 2021 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Lorie D. Poston, 87, of Glassport, died Oct. 6, 2021.  He is the son of the late Paul D. and Angela (Campbell) Poston and husband of the late MaryAnn (Dewar) Poston.  Lorie is surived by his sons Ed (Cathy) Poston, Tom (Vickie) Poston and Jim (Lisa) Poston; daughter Kathy (Danny) Montenary; sister Evelyn Coward; many grandchildren and great grandchildren and also nieces and nephews.  Lorie was retired from the Port Authority and was a member of the Glassport United Methodist Church and the Glassport Senior Citizens.  Friends will be received at the Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport on Mon. from 2 to 8.  A funeral service will be held Tues. 10:00 am at the funeral home.  Interment following Jefferson Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either Three Rivers Hospice; American Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.

 


Linda Marie Tognarini

October 07, 2021 |

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

Linda Marie Tognarini, age 69, of New Salem, passed away on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at Uniontown Hospital. Born December 12, 1951 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late George and Anna (Kerecman) Tognarini. She is survived by her sister, Barbara LaFollette of Clairton; also, nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brother, George C. Tognarini. No visitation or services are planned. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Jacquelyne A. Droppa Raab

October 06, 2021 |

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

Jacquelyne A. Droppa Raab, 74, of Turtle Creek, passed away Monday, October 4, 2021 at her home. She was born October 7, 1946 in Rankin, daughter of the late Sebastian and Martha (Horgan) Picone. Prior to her retirement, Jacquelyne was a seamstress and enjoyed sewing. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Raab. She is survived by her two sons, Rob Droppa and his wife, Kriss and Ryan Droppa. There will be no visitation. A memorial service will take place on Monday, October 11, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. at Brandy's on Main, 200 Main Street, Irwin, PA. Memorials may be sent to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Joyce Gibson Link

October 06, 2021 |

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

After a courageous battle with cancer, Joyce (Phillis) Gibson Link left this world to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, September 27, 2021 at Hope House Hospice in Cape Coral Florida. One doctor described her as a “Warrior”. Joyce was an active member of Cape Coral First United Methodist Church and prior to that she belonged to the First United Methodist Church in Clairton. She worked at Three Rivers Bank in Jefferson Hills for over 20 years and in 2001, retired to Florida. She was unable to sit idle, so she went to work in the Cape Coral Walmart for another 16 years. She was an avid Steelers fan and enjoyed cheering them on, so much so that on her final day on this earth she told her doctor that she might try out for the quarterback position. She was a kind, loving, caring, and giving Christian woman who left her mark on many. Born February 7, 1938 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late V. Blanche Phillis and Dene B. Phillis and wife of the late Jay F. Link. Left to cherish her memory are her son, Edward Dene Gibson and wife Debra of Jefferson Hills; three grandchildren, Justin Dene Gibson (Beth), Carly Lynne Coleman (Bobby) and Edward M. J. Gibson; eight great-grandchildren, Thomas “T.J.” Wintermyer, Dylan Gibson, Anthony Kobelak, Micayla Kobelak, Cameron Gibson, Jordan Gibson, Declan Hanratty and Harvey Gibson; sister, Jene Phillis Walker (Bobby) of Richmond VA; many cousins, nieces and nephews; her close friends in the Ladybugs bible study group; as well as Keefe and Mona Morabito and Cheryl Scott who were always there at her side in both good times and in her times of need. A memorial service will take place in Florida on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 10 AM in the Cape Coral First United Methodist Church, 4118 Coronado Pkwy, Cape Coral, FL. A local memorial service will take place on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 11 AM in the Elizabeth United Methodist Church, 317 S. 2nd Avenue, Elizabeth, PA. In lieu of floral donations, please consider making a donation in Joyce’s name to any local animal shelter. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com

 


Ronald J. Kirkwood

October 06, 2021 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Ronald J. Kirkwood, 73, of Glassport died Oct. 6, 2021.  He is the son of the late Harrison and Dorothy (Kass) Kirkwood and husband of the late Florence (Michalosky) Kirkwood.  He is survived by his son Chad (Cathy) Kirkwood; grandchildren Morgan, Sydney, Madison, Ethan, and Elyssa; great grandson Waylon; sister Deidre (the late Terry) Cleary; nephews Keith (Amy) DiMarco and Mike (Bre) Cleary and niece Tanis (Shaun) DiMarco. He was preceded in death by his son Ronald Scott Kirkwood.  Ron was retired from US Steel, Irvin Works and was a member of the Glassport United Methodist Church; American Legion; PNA and Club 22.  Friends will be received on Sun. from 2 to 8.  A funeral service will be held Mon. 10:00 am in the funeral home.  Interment following Jefferson Memorial Park.

 


Esther J. Whitehead

October 06, 2021 |

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

Esther Whitehead, 91, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at Golden Heights Personal Care Home, Harrison City, PA. She was born March 11, 1930 in North Irwin, a daughter of the late Albert and Emma (Magnesson) Anderson. Prior to her retirement, Esther was an patient escort for Westmoreland Hospital and was a member of Norwin Church of the Nazarene. She enjoyed traveling, gardening, crafting and loved celebrating holiday's. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin S. Whitehead; grandson, Matthew; and all of her siblings. She is survived by her son, Rodney Scott Whitehead and his wife, Toni; three daughters, Lynette Gulassa and her husband, William, Beverly Ference and her husband. Randal, and Shirlee Clair; grandchildren, Bryan (Amy), Michael (Whitney), Julie, Alyson, Billy (Roxanne), Kelly (Andrew), Jeffrey (Stephanie), Randy, Chad (Lauren) and Courtney (Zak); great-grandchildren, Kaleigh, Delanie, Lawson, Lincoln, Gavin, Sophie, Emma, Colton, Connor, and Wyatt, one great-great grand son, Theo. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home Inc. Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Friday from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Saturday at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Norwin Church of the Nazarene. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Joseph Watazychyn

October 05, 2021 |

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

Joseph Watazychyn, age 81, of McKeesport, and formerly of Glassport, passed away on Sunday, October 3, 2021, at UPMC McKeesport.  Born December 19, 1939 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Andrew and Katherine (Kryzanowska) Watazychyn.  He was retired from Marraccini’s Market in Clairton and a U. S. Army veteran.  

 
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Bernice Pavlic

October 05, 2021 |

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

Bernice Pavlic, age 88 of Greensburg with previous residences in Jeannette and North Huntingdon peacefully passed away on Friday, October 1, 2021. She was born, December 23, 1932 in McKeesport, the youngest daughter of the late Henry and Nancy (Lynch) Wunderley. Prior to her retirement, Bernice was a bookkeeper for the Wendel Machine and Ringsdorf Corporation. She was a graduate of McKeesport High School Class of 1949 and a longtime member of the United Presbyterian Church, N. Huntingdon. She enjoyed traveling with her husband, playing bingo, gardening, baking, card games, animals, and was a great mother and companion to her daughter Barbara. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Pavlic; daughter, Linda Thomas; brothers, George and Robert Wunderley; sisters, LaVerne Bartulevicz, Laura Martin and Margaret Forsythe. She is survived by her three daughters, Barbara Pavlic of Greensburg, Marsha Deaktor and husband Scott of Shady Side , Carol Faloona and husband William of North Huntingdon; grandchildren, Emily, Anthony, Vincenza Faloona: North Huntingdon, Charles “Chase”, William "Wills" Deaktor: Pittsburgh. Services were private. Interment will be private in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park. Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA 15642. www.shirleyfuneralhome.comIn . In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association.

 


Delphine M. "Dell" Schaff

October 05, 2021 |

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

Delphine M. “Dell” Schaff, age 89, of West Mifflin, passed away on October 3, 2021 at Locust Grove Personal Care. Born in West Mifflin on June 8, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Leo and Philomena (Bost) Schaff. She was a retired accountant from McKamish, Inc. and a member of St. Agnes Church of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish. She is survived by her sisters, Dolores P. “Duz” Schaff of West Mifflin, with whom she resided, Donna (late Joseph) Milko of West Mifflin and Diane “Bunny” (Edward) Lanyi of Latrobe, and dear friend Fran Barron of West Mifflin. She is also survived by Nieces and Nephews and Great Nieces and Great Nephews. There will be no visitation. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, October 18, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Agnes Church, West Mifflin. Interment will follow in St. Agnes Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 15110, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER, SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER, FUNERAL DIRECTOR.

 


Marcia Ann (South) Klein

October 05, 2021 |

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

Marcia Ann (South) Klein, 61 of Wausau, WI, passed away to be with the Lord on September 27, 2021 in Wausau, WI. Marcia was born in McKeesport, PA to W. James and Nancy South on November 22, 1959. She was a 1981 graduate from Washington and Jefferson College in Washington, PA with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics. She worked as a Bank Examiner for The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) for 15 years, and then worked in the family business, H. B. South Printing, for 5 years. For the remaining 20 years, she worked with her husband at Klein Scuba, managing all accounting, travel and trip planning, along with daily business operations. She was a member and a Deaconess of Park Baptist Church in McKeesport, PA. She was actively involved with the ministries at Bethany Baptist Church. She also enjoyed Bible Study and small group activities. Marcia loved to travel all over the world. Her adventures included para-gliding in the Alps and fly boarding in Mexico. Her interest in scuba-diving led to the meeting of her future husband, Phil. Before her involvement with Klein Scuba, she was a member of the Women’s Scuba Group. Marcia loved animals and had many dogs and one special cat throughout her life. Marcia is preceded in death by her father W. James South.

 
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Raymond "Slats" E. Weigand, Jr

October 05, 2021 |

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

Raymond "Slats" E. Weigand, Jr., age 100, of Liberty Borough, died October 4, 2021, at UPMC McKeesport Hospital.  Born August 25, 1921, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Raymond E. Weigand, Sr. and Anne (Weller) Weigand and husband of the late Christine Weigand.

Raymond was a World War II Navy Veteran and served aboard the USS Alabama, working his way through the ranks to gunner's mate second class and always looked forward to reunions with Veterans from his ship.  He was awarded the Ushakov Medal from the Russian Government due to having served during Allied missions in the Arctic Circle in the early 1940s.  Raymond worked as a Dairyman with Menzie Dairy, then Turner Dairy Farm.  He was the Boy Scout Troop 53 leader for 35 years and enjoyed all scout activities and traveling with the Scouts to Europe.  Ray was a member of Teamsters Local 205.  He loved time spent with his grandchildren and smoking cigars.

 
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Margaret "Peggy" E. Knieriem

October 05, 2021 |

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

Margaret “Peggy” Knieriem, 77, of North Huntingdon, passed away early Monday, October 4th at Independence Court of Monroeville.  She was born, March 20, 1944, the daughter of the late Thomas and Olive Myers.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Patricia “Pat” and brother, Thomas.  Peggy is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Paul Dale Knieriem; two children, Wendy (William) Waugh of North Huntingdon and Paul (Meghan) Knieriem of Huntington, NY; and six grandchildren, Nicholas, Danielle, Jonathan, Zachary, Paul and Patrick.  Peggy graduated from McKeesport High School in 1961 then attended nursing school at Montefiore Hospital and became an RN.  She began her life’s work as an OR nurse in McKeesport Hospital then moved to private practice where she spent the majority of her career working for Dr. Spiegel and Dr. Fulciniti in White Oak.  Peggy then moved onto manage seven physician practices for AGH.  Before finishing her career at the Central Blood Bank and Bariatric Weight Loss Center.  After retiring, she enjoyed time with family and friends at their house at Deep Creek Lake in Maryland.  Peggy also enjoyed tole painting and shared her creations with many loved ones.  She was an active member of both Norwin Christian Church of North Huntingdon and St. John’s Lutheran Church of Swanton, MD, and former member of Christ United Methodist Church, N. Huntingdon.  She was also a member of the Eastern Star.  The family would like to thank the Hagedorn-Harrison family for their love and support.

 
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Esther R. Blotzer

October 05, 2021 |

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

Esther Blotzer, age 97, of Munhall, formerly of Duquesne, passed away on Sunday, October 3, 2021.

In her younger years, Esther was an avid spectator at all of her grandchildren’s sporting events. At 97, she was still enjoying playing cards, especially Euchre, and the game of dominoes. She was a die-hard Pittsburgh Steelers fan and never missed an episode of Sean Hannity. Her favorite pastime was shopping and she also enjoyed cooking and baking. Her homemade bread was everyone’s favorite. She also did clerical work at the Duquesne Senior Citizens Center for many years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mary and Herman Kress, her husband, James Blotzer, sisters, Pearl and Edith and a brother, Bill, her sons-in-law, Charles Teichart (who lovingly dubbed her Queen Mother) and James Steiner and her granddaughter Jillann Tockstein.

Esther leaves to cherish her memory her three daughters, Joanne Steiner of West Mifflin, Joyce Blotzer of West Mifflin, Esther Teichart of Trenton, MI and a son, James (Cheri) Blotzer of Sheffield Lake, OH; grandchildren, Joyann (Joe) Drumm, James (Holly) Steiner, Jan (Greg) McNamara, Richard (Jodi) Barker, Charles (Ashley) Teichart, Joanne (Jim) Kraeuter, James (Olivia), Ryan (Alissa) and Devin Blotzer; great grandchildren, Brittany, Tony, Joyann, Samara, Alyssa, Jimmy, Shelby, Kayla, Klay, Kody, Jonathon, Jameson, Justin, Jaclyn, Madison, Zach, Jordyn, Isabella and Bennett; and great-great grandchildren, Waylon, Braden, Lexi, Camron, Braxton, Frankie, Emilio, Jayden and Cadence.

 
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Stacey Ann Mayer

October 05, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: L.M. Frye Funeral Home

Stacey Ann Mayer, 51, of Charleroi, died Saturday, October 2, 2021 in Forbes Hospital, Monroeville. She was born October 20, 1969 in North Charleroi, the daughter of Wilfred and Dolores Sowinski Yates.

Stacey graduated in 1987 from Charleroi High School and also from California University of Pennsylvania earning a bachelor’s degree in Education and a master’s degree in Special Education. Very devoted to her career, Stacey taught second grade for over twenty years for the East Allegheny school district. She loved spending time with her family and her feline friends, Max, Paris and Magnet.

She is survived by her husband, Greg Mayer with whom she celebrated twenty six years of marriage on August 26, 2021; son and daughter, Jace and Jaden Mayer, both at home; five brothers, Jeff Yates and wife Jen of Wexford, Jim Yates of Charleroi, Jack Yates and wife Roberta of Minnesota, Steve Leonard of Charleroi, Rob Leonard and wife Karen of Damascus, Maryland; mother-in-law, Kathy Rigby and grandmother-in-law, Betty Minjock, both of Charleroi; brother-in-law, Jeff Mayer and wife Stacy of Fort Myers, Florida; numerous nieces and nephews.

 
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Rodney "Rod" C. Juarez

October 05, 2021 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

We are sad to announce the passing of Rodney Carmen Juarez on Monday, October 4, 2021. Rod was born in McKeesport on July 23, 1950 to parents Santos and Shirley Abels Juarez. He leaves behind wife Alexandria, son Jason (Jayne) Juarez of Dallas, Georgia, granddaughter Zoe, sister Sona (Thomas) Madera of Dravosburg, and brother Rendell Juarez of Dravosburg. He was preceded in death by parents Shirley and Santos, as well as his brother Kim Gumbert. Rod took great pride in his military service as an M.P. stationed in Danang, and his time as a counselor at Shuman. Arrangements have been entrusted to I.M FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 203 4th St, Dravosburg, PA 15034. There will be no visitation, and in lieu of flowers, the family asks that you donate to your local veteran’s organization. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


James E. "Jim" McDermitt

October 05, 2021 |

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

James E. "Jim" McDermitt, 74, of Duquesne, died peacefully on Monday, October 4, 2021, in UPMC McKeesport. Born in Duquesne, January 21, 1947, he was the son of the late William Earl and Agnes (Kamacher) McDermitt. Mr. McDermitt was a self employed handi-man. Beloved husband of the late Mary Elizabeth (Yarnall) McDermitt, he is survived by a son, Stephen McDermitt, two daughters, Dana (Bill) Ferrier and Erin Jenkins, three grandchildren, Scott Jenkins Jr., Hannah Jenkins and A.J. Ferrier, and a sister, Nancy Kuchma. In addition to his parents and beloved wife, he was also preceded in death by two sisters, Joyce Bedzik and Diane Yurchinson and a grandson, Luke Jenkins.

 
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Darlene T. Conard

October 04, 2021 |

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

Darlene T. Conard, 68, of North Versailles Twp. died Wednesday, September 29, 2021.

Daughter of the late Raymond H. and Madeline (Travers) McCall.  Loving mother of Stacey (Gene) Salvio, William Conard, Jeremy (Dawn) Conard, and Joseph (Kristi) Conard.  Dear grandmother of Alissa Barron-Moffa, Jordan Salvio, Ashli Barron, Samantha Salvio, Alexa Barron, Giavonna Salvio, Nico Salvio, Mary Ellen Conard, Samantha Conard, and Dylan Shellman.  Sister of Freida (Terry) McCall, and the late Patricia Deavers, Joanne Irwin, and Frederick J. McCall.  Step sister of Dan Brinkman and Ken Brinkman. Loving companion of 28 years to Emil “Hummy” Zimmerman.  Niece of Thelma Mehaffey.  Dear Best friend of Jeri Greenaway for over 50 years. 

Darlene worked at Precise Technologies for 28 years and retired from Crisp Control Corp in Irwin.  Darlene enjoyed and loved her little dog Shadow and all the dogs in the neighborhood.  She always had a treat ready for them when they came by.  Darlene was a home body who loved her flower garden and bird watching.  She always said I love my home and would not go on vacation.  She was a member of Evangelical Congregational Church in McKeesport.

 
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Marion (Di Agostino) Kirk

October 04, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

Marion (Di Agostino) Kirk, 92, of Wilmerding passed away on September 30, 2021 at Independence Court, Monroeville.  She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Robert (Bob) Kirk.  She was a retired secretary to the President of the Westinghouse Airbrake Co., Wilmerding and was a member of St. Jude the Apostle Parish in Wilmerding.

Marion was born on May 23, 1929 in Wilmerding.  She was the daughter of the late Carmine (Frank) and Flora Di Agostino.  She is survived by her son, Robert (Bob) F. Kirk (wife Andrea) of Parker, TX; her daughter, Linda L. Kirk of Wilmerding; two grandsons, Joshua and Matthew; great-granddaughter, Emily; her faithful dog, Kenzie; her sister, Marlene Kent (husband Dennis) of Orlando, FL; her brother, Ralph Di Agostino (wife Joan) of Melrose, MA; brother, Frank Di Agostino of Monroeville; brother-in-law, Leo Kirk (wife Patricia) of Lynchburg, VA; nieces and nephews.

 
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Margaret K. “Marge” Winwood-Shroup

October 04, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Margaret K. “Marge” Winwood-Shroup, 90, of North Huntingdon, died Saturday October 2, 2021. She was born April 27, 1931 in Braddock, a daughter of the late Thomas and Gertrude (Rader) Mimnaugh. She was a longtime bridal shop consultant and also owner of MarWin Bridal along with her late husband William E. Winwood Jr. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, Irwin. In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by her son Mark Edward Winwood. She is survived by her son Russ Winwood and his wife Karen of North Huntingdon; her daughter in law Roberta Winwood of Greensburg; her grandchildren Jason (Jaime) Winwood, Jon (Kelly) Winwood, and Jamie (Anthony) McKee; and four great grandchildren.

 
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Florence E. (Serro) Pirschl

October 04, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Florence E. (Serro) Pirschl, 91, of Greensburg, died Friday October 1, 2021 at home. She was born March 18, 1930 in Herminie, a daughter of the late John and Anna (Arch) Serro and was also preceded in death by her husband Joseph Pirschl and her daughter Anne Degre. Florence was a former bookkeeper for Serro Scotty Trailers and loved reading her Bible. She is survived by her children Gary Pirschl of Champion and Susan (John) Skundrich of North Huntingdon; her son in law Henri Degre of Greensburg; her grandchildren Lauren (David) Diffenderfer, Timothy Skundrich (fiancé Bianca Tang), Andrew Skundrich (fiancé Maddison Morrell), Diana Skundrich, Brayden Degre, Noah Pirschl, Samuel Degre, Nicolas Degre, and Pierce Pirschl; and her sister Johann Cherry of Florida.

 
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Andrew “Drew” Lloyd Giel

October 04, 2021 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Andrew “Drew” Lloyd Giel, 48 of Courtney, PA, passed away on Wednesday, September 29, 2021, at Jefferson Hospital. He was born in Pittsburgh on March 24, 1973, to the late Daniel Albert Giel and Marie Frances Brenning Giel of Elizabeth. Andrew was the loving partner to Amber Black. He is survived by his girlfriend Amber and their son Andrew Lloyd Giel. He is survived by his brothers Dennis (Jayme) Giel of Elizabeth and Daniel Giel of Elizabeth, as well as his mother Marie. He is further survived by his beloved dogs Mr. Goring, Roscoe, and Heidi. Andrew was preceded in death by his father Daniel. He was a member of the Marine Corps. Family and friends will be received on Saturday, October 9, 2021, from 2-4 pm, and 6-8 pm at S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th St, Clairton, PA 15025. Inurnment will occur at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the funeral home to defray costs. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 


Helen Sabovik

October 04, 2021 |

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

It is with great sadness that the family of Helen Sabovik (Aunt Penny), age 94, announces her passing on Saturday, October 2, 2021. Formerly of Port Vue, PA, she spent the last 4 years at Point Pleasant Retirement Community (Independent Living) in North Versailles, PA. She was born in McKeesport on November 25, 1926 and is the daughter of the late John and Anna Petro Sabovik. She attended McKeesport High School and was an Administrative Assistant for U S Steel Duquesne Works for 40 years. She belonged to the Port Vue Senior Citizens.

 
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Anna S. Kuk

October 04, 2021 |

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

Anna S. Kuk, age 94, of Port Vue, died September 29, 2021, at home surrounded by her loving family.  Born May 29, 1927, in Glassport, she was the daughter of the late Zygmunt and Leokadya (Gniazdowski) Ruszkoski and wife of the late Edward J. Kuk. Anna was a member of the Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Saints Joachim and Anne Parish, and the Polish National Alliance 750 in Glassport.  She loved jigsaw puzzles and sewing.  When her five daughters were younger, she would sew them dresses.  She was well known for the delicious cookies she baked for different family functions.

 
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Paul Michael Neuschwander

October 04, 2021 |

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

Paul Michael Neuschwander, age 59, of White Oak, died Oct. 2, 2021.  He is the son of Stella Pandel Neuschwander with whom he resided and the late Charles Alton Neuschwander. He was born at McKeesport Hospital on Nov. 5, 1961. He graduated from McKeesport Area High School in 1980, attended West Virginia University and then graduated from Penn State University with an Associates Degree.

 
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Teresa L. Schiffman

October 04, 2021 |

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

Teresa L. (Humphreys) Schiffman, age 54, of Forward Twp., passed away on Sunday, October 3, 2021 at Jefferson Hospital. She was a loving wife and daughter-in-law. Born October 11, 1966 in Prince William County, VA, she was a daughter of the late Robert Benjamin and Diane Marie (Cross) Humphreys. She is survived by her husband of 13 years, Chad Schiffman; daughter, Christina Hall of Virginia; mother-in-law, Carol (John) Schiffman-Makel of Forward Twp.; father-in-law, William (Linda) Schiffman of Florida; and brother-in-law, Ross Schiffman of Forward Twp. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brother, David Wayne Humphreys.

 
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Greta Lynn Goss

October 04, 2021 |

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

Greta Lynn Goss, age 50, of White Oak, died October 1, 2021, at home. Born March 8, 1971, in Key West, FL, she was the daughter of Gary and Anita (Maksin) Dahmen of White Oak and the wife of Robert "Jason" Goss.

Greta loved nature, animals, and caring for her family. Greta leaves behind her beloved and loyal dog, Andrew, and her feline friends, Tuck, Hannah, and Pixie. She especially enjoyed "birding" with her husband and cherished the time they shared.

 
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Phyllis M. Carrick

October 04, 2021 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

 

Phyllis M. Carrick, 88, of Glassport died Saturday October 2, 2021. She is the daughter of the late Zygmunt and Estelle Mularski. She was preceded in death by beloved husband Donald Carrick. She is survived by daughters Kathy (Lupe Ornelas) Carrick and Donna Adame; son John (Bill McDonald) Carrick; grandchildren April Adame, Kalley Adame, and Shawna (Sonny) Carapella; great-grandchildren Harry, Eli, Stella, and Ezra; sister Grace Vargo; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her daughter Cheryl Carrick and siblings Anthony, Ernie, Chris (Teenie), and Regis. Phyllis was a member of Christian Mothers, the Ladies Axillary and Queen of the Rosary Church. She also loved baking, cooking, and gardening.

 
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Randy Abels

October 03, 2021 |

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

Randy J. "Bodie" Abels, 60, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Friday, October 1, 2021 at home. He was born April 14, 1961 in McKeesport and was the son of Gladys (Panzek) Abels of Dravosburg and the late Ronald "Raz" Abels. Randy retired from US Steel Irvin Works. He was a volunteer at the Sisters of the Divine Redeemer in Elizabeth Township where he loved to walk his buddy, Rocky. Randy loved to hunt and fish with his brother Moose as they and friends spent many hours in the outdoors. Randy was a loving father, husband and friend to everyone. His helping hand and tough love will be missed by many.

 
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Kenneth L. Ring

October 03, 2021 |

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

Kenneth L. Ring, age 66, of McKeesport, passed away Friday, October 1, 2021, at ManorCare in Monroeville.
He was born June 18, 1955, in McKeesport to Frank and Verna Ring. Ken is survived by his wife of 19 years, Kim (Eicher); his dog Thief; step-daughters, Kimberly (Darric) Bill and Corey Reynolds; son, Timothy (Jeannie) Ring; step-son, Jason Ringer and his children; grandsons, Camdyn (Jenna) Bill, Trevyn Bill, and Brennan Truett; brothers, Frank (Pam) Ring, Ronald (Chris) Ring and sister, Doreen (Bob) Peretic; niece, Sharon (Chris) Parkins; great-nieces, Nicole Messer and Jessica Shields; great-nephew, Leonard Topley III;
He was preceded in death by his son, Kenneth Ring Jr., step-son, Samuel Reynolds; sister, Karen Hoffman and brother, David Ring.
There will be no visitation. Arrangements were entrusted to Willig Funeral Home & Crematory.
Condolences and memories can be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com
Supervisor, Charles Danforth

 


Michael C. "Mickey" Greenwalt

October 02, 2021 |

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

Michael C. “Mickey” Greenwalt, age 61 of Elizabeth Twp., passed away after a long battle on Friday, October 1, 2021 in Jefferson Hospital.  Mickey was born on April 22, 1960 to the late Joan (Baker) Smithhammer.  He was a member of the Western Pennsylvania Teamsters Union and worked as a facilities operator for Watco Companies in Dravosburg. Mickey is survived by his father, Wayne Smithhammer of Erie; his loving wife Tracy (Tate) Greenwalt; his son Brandon (Heather) Greenwalt of Georgia; his stepdaughter Olesha (James) Arries of Idaho; his stepson Kavan (Lindsey Gosen) Cubra of Ohio; his grandchildren Haylen, Jackson, Karley, Bobby and Eli; his sister-in-law Kim Greenwalt of Belle Vernon; his sister Amy Smithhammer of Liberty Boro; his niece Kristi (Jeremy) Gibson; and his great-niece-and-nephew Liam and Layla. Besides his mother, Mickey was preceded in death by his brother Kenneth Greenwalt who passed away September 14, 2006. 

 
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Shirley Ann Mansfield

October 02, 2021 |

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

Shirley Ann Mansfield, 87, of Port Vue, passed away on September 30, 2021, at Jefferson Regional Hospital. Born November 12, 1933, to Louis and Violet Kerfoot Bartles in Dravosburg, she was the loving and cherished wife of Kenneth Mansfield, married 70 years on June 2, 2021.

 
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Joann M. Geary

October 02, 2021 |

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

Joann M. Geary of White Oak, Pennsylvania passed away peacefully surrounded by her husband and family on October 1st, 2021.  She was born in Mingo Junction, Ohio on February 25, 1936, to the late Eugene and Angeline (Leeper) Cottone as one of eight children. Joann was a 1953 graduate of Clairton High School, member of St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church in McKeesport, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, friend, and amazing role model.

 
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James F. Dittman Sr.

October 02, 2021 |

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

James F. Dittman, Sr., 90 years old, of West Mifflin, passed away on September 30, 2021, surrounded by his family. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Rella B. (Grooms) and Jerome J. Dittman, brothers Thomas and Rev. Bernard Dittman, and his beloved wife of 63 years Joan B. (Leskovitz) Dittman. He is survived by his children, Jerome (Beth) of Mesquite, TX, James, Jr. of South Park, Marianne Terrazas of Fountain Hills, AZ, Robert (Karen) of Irwin, Bernard (Krisha) of Westminster, MD, Linda of West Mifflin, Cynthia (Dr. Ken Fasanella) Dittman of Allison Park, and Susan Gamble of Shadyside; grandchildren Angela (Zach) Egbert, Jennifer (Jesse) Buenrostro, Victor Terrazzas, James Dittman, Dr. Lauren Dittman, Thomas Dittman, Jessica (Dr. Chuck) Gabbert, Ryan Long, Jillian Long, Rebecca Long, Margo Gamble and Isaac Gamble; six great-grandchildren, Luke and Madeline Egbert, Bethany Buenrostro, Nora and Riley Gabbert; brother, Jerome (Helen) Dittman. Jim was an Army veteran, serving in Europe during the Korean War. He was an usher and member of St. Joseph Church of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, where he volunteered at their Lenten fish fry, member of the American Legion, VFW, and the Teutonia Mannerchor Club of Duquesne. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and overall outdoorsman. In retirement, he throughly enjoyed his role as a grandfather and great grandfather. He enjoyed the many birds, squirrels and deer that visited his yard and back porch. He took pride in his many different types of flowers that he grew. Jim was a graduate of Duquesne High School. He was a hard worker, many times working three jobs to support his family of eight children. Jim worked for Noble J. Dick, Linde Air Products, Levine Hardware and UPMC Montefiore Hospital, where he retired as a purchasing manager. Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 7, 2021, from 5-8 p.m. and Friday, October 8, 2021 from 2-8 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 Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph Church, Duquesne, at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Michael Conway, officiating. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, West Mifflin, with Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, 1 North Linden St., Duquesne, PA 15110.

 


Roy O. "Skeeter" Grant

October 02, 2021 |

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

Roy O. “Skeeter” Grant, age 67, of Jefferson Hills, passed away on Thursday, September 30, 2021 at Jefferson Hospital. He was a bus driver with Port Authority, a former employee of Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel and Bekavac Funeral Homes, and a football coach. Skeeter loved riding his motorcycle and was an avid hunter. Born May 3, 1954 in McKeesport, he was a son of Harriet (Williams) Grant of Jefferson Hills and the late Roy A. Grant. He is survived by his daughter, Mackenzie (Craig Martin) Grant of Port Vue; son, Ian Grant of Jefferson Hills; soulmate, Denise Grant of Clairton; brothers, Daniel (Debbie) Grant of North Huntingdon and David (April) Grant of Jefferson Hills; nieces and nephews, Brenda, Brandon (Katie) and Brian Grant, Savannah (Troy) Gilbert and Roy (Jenna Sheridan) Grant; great nieces and nephews, Jackson and Autumn Grant, Demi, Indie and (soon to arrive) Cami Gilbert; also survived by his beloved dog, Sasha. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth on Sunday, October 3, 2021 from 5-8PM and Monday, October 4, 2021 from Noon-4 and 6-8PM. Funeral service will take place on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at 10AM in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Jude Urso officiating. Burial to follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Boys Town, 14100 Crawford Street, Boys Town, NE 68010. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com

 


Ashley Marie Snyder

October 01, 2021 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Ashley Marie Snyder, 34 of Forward Township, formerly of West Mifflin, passed away surrounded by loved ones on Thursday, September 30, 2021. She was born in Magee Hospital on October 23, 1986, to Cindy A. Snyder Ross of Clairton and Richard D. Snyder, Sr. of West Mifflin. She is survived by her significant other of 18 years, Nicholas Potter Sr. of Forward Township. She is also survived by her parents Cindy and Richard, as well as her beautiful children MaKenzie Snyder, Nicholas Potter Jr., and Khori Potter. Further survivors include her brother Richard (Gabby Boyd) Snyder, Jr of Charleroi, and her stepfather Jim Ross of Clairton. Ashley loved hard, and she loved often. She was an animal lover. Ashley was one of the real ones- she was witty, beautiful, true, and magnificently made. She was a Christian and is now home with God- no more pain, no more sorrows. Fly high my angel, we love you more than words can say. Arrangements have been entrusted to S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th St, Clairton, PA 15025. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the funeral home to defray costs, or online at www.fundthefuneral.com. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 

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