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Anthony F. Procacina, Sr.

November 30, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Obituary

Anthony F. Procacina, Sr., age 82, resident of McKeesport and Herminie, passed away Monday, November 29,2021 in ProMedica (HCR Manor Care) in Monroeville. Anthony was born, January 12, 1939 in Duquesne, he was the son of the late John A. and Anna L. Gugliardo-Suncine Procacina.

Prior to his retirement he was a foreman having worked for US Steel Duquesne Works for many years. Anthony was a member of St. Edward’s Church in Herminie. He was an outdoorsman, enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and gardening. Anthony will forever be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend to many. He was a kind and fun loving soul that loved his family.

 
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Dolores A. Savage

November 30, 2021 |

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

Dolores A. Savage, age 95, of West Mifflin, passed away on Monday, November 29, 2021, at home. Daughter of the late Ben and Mary (Pasek) Pacacha, she was born on November 8, 1926, in Duquesne. Dolores was retired from the West Mifflin School District where she worked  in the high school cafeteria. She was a member of Holy Cross Parish-Holy Spirit Church and she enjoyed playing cards, baking, bingo, and rooting on the Penguins. She was the beloved wife of the late Theodore Savage; mother of Mary Ann Hartman of West Mifflin, Rose Savage of Dravosburg, Theodore (Beth) Savage of Dravosburg, and Theresa “Terri” Savage (spouse Elena Detoma) of West Mifflin; grandmother of Christine Hartman, Kim Hartman, Ben (Nicole) Savage, Meg Savage and Tim (Kersti) Savage; great grandmother of Nolan Savage, Josie Savage and Emily Porter; sister of Carl (Joan) Pacacha of Michigan, Edward (late Vern) Pacacha of Munhall and predeceased by Irene Pacacha, Josephine Debiak, Regina Sudzina, Patricia Kampert, Walter Pacacha, Steve Pacacha, Sylvester Pacacha, Norbert Pacacha and Frank Pacacha; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 2, 2021 from 4-8 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 15110, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER, SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER, FUNERAL DIRECTOR. Parting Prayers will be held at the funeral home on Friday, December 3, 2021, at 9:15 a.m., followed by Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Spirit Church, West Mifflin, at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow in St. Hedwig Cemetery, West Mifflin.

 


Joanne Elizabeth Topoleski

November 30, 2021 |

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

Joanne Elizabeth Topoleski, 100, of Glassport, passed away into the Lord's hands on Monday, November 29, 2021 at home. She was born August 24, 1921 in The South Side of Pittsburgh and was the daughter of the late Stanley and Katherine (Steliga) Stasik. She was the wife of her dearly loved husband, the late Edward Joseph Topoleski, Sr.  She was a member of Saints Joachim and Anne Parish- Queen of the Rosary Site. She came to Glassport as a young bride and met many wonderful friends and neighbors with whom she shared her life. Her family will remember her legacy for making the holidays memorable, especially on Christmas Eve with "Oplatek" wishes before enjoying traditional polish food and the Easter meal, which always included the Blessed "Baranek" cake shaped like a lamb.  Joanne enjoyed a ministry of sending cards to children and the elderly. Likewise her favorite volunteer activities centered around children especially at St. Joseph's School in Port Vue and the Elderly, especially at Kane Regional Hospital in McKeesport.

 
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Howard J. Smith Jr.

November 30, 2021 |

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

Howard J. Smith Jr., age 84, of Clairton, passed away on Monday, November 29, 2021 at Sterling Home. An Air Force veteran serving during the Vietnam War, he retired after 22 years as a military policeman for United States Air Force. He was a member of the Glassport VFW. Born June 7, 1937 in Floreffe, he was a son of the late Howard J. Smith Sr. and the late Viola (Kibe) Smith and husband of the late Ruth E. Smith. He is survived by daughter, Cheri M. Smith-Dworek of Elizabeth; son, Dean (Kathy) Smith of Glassport; granddaughter, Courtney (Bill Cush) Smith of Munhall; sister and brothers, Roxanne, Kenny, Gary, Wayne and Dale; also, nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Sunday, December 5, 2021 from 4-8 PM. A funeral service will take place on Monday, December 6, 2021 at 12 noon in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jude Urso officiating. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Eugene "Mutcy" Skerkoski

November 30, 2021 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

 

Eugene S. Skerkoski, 80, of Glassport died peacefully surrounded by his family on Nov. 30, 2021.  He is the son of the late Frank and Vera (Hadam) Skerkoski.  He is survived by his beloved wife Celine (Gniefkoski) Skerkoski; daughters Becky (Michael) Fallert and Lori (Douglas) Kanell; son Eugene (Stacey) Skerkoski; grandchildren Samantha (Joshua) Kutscher, Veronica Fallert, Cynthia Fallert, Chloe Skerkoski, Matthew Kanell, Colton Skerkoski, Caden Skerkoski and Michael Fallert and sister Loretta (the late Nick) Dabruzzo.  He was preceded in death by his brother Frank Skerkoski.  He was fondly known by many as "Mutcy".  He was a retired police chief for the Borough of Glassport; a lifetime member of Citizens Hose Co. #1; a member of the PNA; member of Town Council for many years and a member of St. Joachim and Anne Parish.  He also served in the US Army.  Mutcy was a dedicated husband, father and grandfather.  He enjoyed his family and always put them first.  A funeral mass will be held Sat. at 9:30 am at Queen of the Rosary Church.  Funeral arrangements by Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport.

 


Pauline Derhofer Nagy

November 30, 2021 |

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

Pauline Derhofer Nagy, 94, of North Huntingdon, passed away Sunday, November 28, 2021. She was born April 17, 1927 in Duquesne, the daughter of the late Frank and Helen (Sveda) Lashkevich. Prior to her retirement, Pauline was a secretary for CCAC, a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church and AARP North Huntingdon. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Richard Derhofer and second husband, Albert Nagy; son, Richard A. Derhofer; and sister, Mae Anischenko. She is survived by her daughter, Carol A. DeFelice and her husband, Louis; brothers, Philip and Paul Anischenko; and granddaughter, Angela DeFelice. Friends will be received from 3-7 p.m. on Thursday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday at 10 a.m. in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church. Interment to follow in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pittsburgh. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Shirley M. Currey

November 30, 2021 |

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

Shirley M. Currey, age 90 of Sandgate, VT and formerly of White Oak, passed away on Sunday, November 28, 2021, at Albany Medical Center.  Born January 7, 1931 in Wilmerding, she was a daughter of the late Clark and Stella (Brady) Lockard. Shirley was preceded in death by her husband Arol E. Currey, who passed away on May 7, 2015. She is survived by her daughter Marti (Ron) L. Costa of Sandgate, VT; son Gregory (Rhonda) Currey of Jacksonville, FL; stepson Dalyn (Elizabeth) Currey of New Jersey; sister Karen Bernard of McKeesport; and grandson Christopher (Samantha) Early of Hattiesburg, MS.  In addition to her parents and husband, Shirley was preceded in death by her brothers Norman, Lawrence, Kenneth, and William Lockard. 

 
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Margot Elisabeth (Giera) Weber

November 30, 2021 |

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

Margot Elisabeth (Giera) Weber, 87, of North Huntingdon, passed away Sunday, November 28, 2021 at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital. She was born March 12, 1934 in Schuesselndorf, Germany, a daughter of the late Herbert Kurt and Elizabeth Maria Giera.
Margot spent her life as a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. After they fled communist East Germany, she, her husband, and her children eventually settled in the south hills of Pittsburgh. She was an excellent cook and baker, and enjoyed spending time with her family and dogs. Margot also spent time working in a laundromat in Mt. Washington. In the final years of her life, she resided in North Huntingdon and was surrounded by adoring neighbors. Margot will be remembered for her love of her family, her strength and resiliency, her home-cooked meals, and for always sending sweet treats home with her grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Rolf Herbert Weber; sons, Helmut, Juergen and Stephan Weber; and daughter, Marion Weber. She is survived by her grandchildren, Christopher Weber and Catherine Weber; and nephew, Karl Heinz Goettner. There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at 1 p.m. in the James W. Shirley Funeral Home chapel, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Alexia Ann Pruitt

November 29, 2021 |

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

Alexia Ann Pruitt, 19, died Nov. 24, 2021. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Dec. 1, 2021 at Robert A. Waters Funeral Home, Inc., 449 Mitchell Ave, Clairton, PA 15025. A funeral service will be celebrated at 12 noon Dec. 2, 2021, at Round Hill Cemetery, 2131 Round Hill Church Road, Elizabeth Twp. Arrangements in charge of Robert A. Waters Funeral Home Inc. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Alexia, please visit our floral store.

 


Aliah Elizabeth Johnson

November 29, 2021 |

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

Aliah Elizabeth Johnson, 17, of McKeesport, was born June 11, 2004 in Pittsburgh, PA. She was the beloved daughter of Chris Johnson, Dawn Gibson and Lyndrena Webb.

Aliah was a Junior at Gateway High School. She cheered for the Little Tigers and was part of the McKeesport Girls Soft Ball League. She attended the Community Empowerment Program in McKeesport. Aliah was a member of Oasis Ministries.

Aliah was a loving, caring and affectionate young lady. She loved doing puzzles and spending time with family and friends. Most of all, she loved spending quality time with her little cousins; Delanie and Paige.

 
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Sarah Ellen Daerr Kelley

November 29, 2021 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Sarah Ellen Daerr Kelley, 77 of Port Vue, formerly of Jefferson Hills, passed away on Sunday, November 28th, 2021, at her home. She was born at McKeesport Hospital on August 4th, 1944, to the late John Daerr and the late Olive Perrin Bailey. Sarah is survived by her best friend and husband of 57 years William Duane Kelley, Sr. She is also survived by her daughter Carole A. Curran of Port Vue, son William D. (Stephanie) Kelley Jr. of Elizabeth, sisters Sharon Cain of Brentwood, Suzanne Schmidt of White Oak, and brother Tobias Daerr of Liberty Boro, sister-in-law Ruth Daerr of South Park, and grandchildren Abigail Kelley, Caitlyn Kelley, Emma Kelley, and William Kelley as well as several loving nieces and nephews. Sarah was preceded in death by her sister Shirley Thompson, and brother Larry Daerr. She was a Sunday school teacher at St. John's Lutheran in Glassport and a Brownie Leader in Port Vue. She enjoyed baking, cooking, crafting, and spending time with her best friend Joy, as well as spending as much time as possible with her grandchildren. Family and friends will be received on Wednesday, December 1st, from 2 P.M. to 6 P.M., followed by a service at 6 P.M. at S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th St, Clairton, PA 15025.  Burial will take place at Round Hill Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Parkinson's Foundation by either picking up a donation form at the funeral home, or by visiting https://www.parkinson.org. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 


Frank "Butch" Bonosky

November 29, 2021 |

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

Frank “Butch” Bonosky, age 92, of Duquesne, passed away on Sunday, November 28, 2021, at UPMC Magee Hospital. Son of the late John and Barbara (Michulis) Bonosky, he was born in Duquesne on May 4, 1929. He was a retired bricklayer for U.S. Steel and enjoyed gardening, hunting, and fishing. He proudly served his country in the Army during the Korean War. He was the husband of the late Dorothy L. (Charney) Bonosky for 60 years; father of Patricia (Mark) Bezak of West Mifflin, Karen (Wayne) Peaco of Gilbert, SC, and Frank W. Bonosky of Duquesne; grandfather of Hillary (Bryan) Dranko of Liberty Boro; great grandfather of Lily and Addison Dranko. He was predeceased by brothers and sisters, Walter, Albert, Philip and John Bonosky, Barbara Rusinak and Antionette Anderson. There is no visitation. 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.

 


Irene (Topolnak) Kincaid

November 29, 2021 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Irene (Topolnak) Kincaid, 49, of Mckeesport died November 27, 2021. She is the daughter of Patricia and the late Michael Topolnak. She is survived by her children Scott (Chelsea) Cartia of Mckeesport, and Justin (Angela) Kellerman of South Hills; grandchildren Nevea Cartia and Lional Cartia; sisters Tina (Topolnak) Sharpe and Tracey (Topolnak) McCall; niece and multiple nephews; and 3 great nieces. Friends will be received at the Wojciechowksi Funeral Home, Glassport Friday from 2-4 and 6-7:30, at which time a funeral blessing will be held with Fr. Miroslaus Wojcicki. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the family for funeral costs.

 


Lois Audrey Moffat

November 28, 2021 |

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

Lois Audrey Moffat, age 89, of West Mifflin died on Sunday, November 28, 2021. She was born in McKeesport on October 30, 1932 and is the daughter of the late Stanley Thomas and Anne Ursin Jacobs. She was the wife of the late John J. Moffat, who died on June 8, 1997. She was employed as an accountant at USX, Duquesne Works for many years, and a former member of the Salary Union US Steel, Duquesne Works. She also was a former board member of the Duquesne Credit Union and was employed by Lawson Nursing Home as a housekeeper and retired from Daugherty Tool & Die Planning Company after working there for 13 years.

 
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Bonnie Lynn Case

November 28, 2021 |

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

Bonnie Lynn Case, 75, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Friday, November 26, 2021. She was born October 20, 1946 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Donald and Betty (Gobbel) Case. Bonnie was a retired Executive Assistant at the former National City Bank. She is survived by her daughter, Terri Lynn Case of Fort Worth, TX, and son, Brett Faychak of Elizabeth Township, brothers, Ralph "Duke" (Lisa) Case of West Melbourne, FL, and Douglas (Janet) Case of Palm Harbor, FL, grandchildren, Justin Fields, Chaise Faychak and Marcelina Altieri, God Children, Mario, Kyle (Denver) and Abigail Altieri, nieces and nephews.

 
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Ethel P. Memmo

November 28, 2021 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Ethel “Na Na” Pearl (Bittinger) Memmo, 78 of Clairton, passed away on Saturday, November 27, 2021, at Southwestern Nursing Home. She was born in Uniontown on June 13, 1943, to the late Jacob and Columbia (Hoover) Bittinger. Ethel was the loving wife to the late Fiorey Memmo. She is survived by her daughter Mary Celeste Broker, as well as sons Bryan Lilley and John Lockhart, all of Clairton. She is further survived by her sister Arlene Sprowls of South Carolina, and grandchildren Erika Lilley, Michael (Rachael) Lilley, Mathew Lockhart, and Anastasia Seman, as well as many great and great-great nieces and nephews. Ethel was preceded in death by her daughter Theresa Seman. She was further preceded in death by her sisters Audrey and Catherine, her twin brother Jake, and brothers Lawrence, Roy, Burl, Freeman, Stanley, Edwin, and Arnold. She enjoyed being the owner of Memmo’s, her beloved bar. Arrangements have been entrusted to S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th St, Clairton, PA 15025. Inurnment will occur privately 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.

 


Michael F. Welsh

November 27, 2021 |

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

Michael F. Welsh, age 77, formerly of Duquesne, passed away on Saturday, November 27, 2021, at Allegheny General Hospital. Born in McKeesport on August 1, 1944, he was the son of  the late Michael “Moe” and Mary (Molanick) Welsh. He was retired from U.S. Steel-Duquesne Works, was a former member of the former Christ the Light of the World Parish, Holy Name Church, now St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, and he enjoyed all sports. He is the father of Carrie (Chris) Simpson of Jefferson Hills, Michael (Marta) Welsh of Miami, FL and Tiffany Welsh of Castle Shannon; grandfather of Ashley (Robert) Nebel and Makena Cooke; great grandfather of Robert Charles Nebel III; brother of Jackie (late Carl) Kisner of Florida and Richard Welsh of Texas. There will be no visitation. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Name Church, Duquesne, of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, on Tuesday, November 30, 2021, at 2:00 p.m., with Rev. John Bachkay officiating. Private family burial will be held in St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cemetery, West Mifflin. 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.

 


Mary L. Starr

November 27, 2021 |

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

Mary L. Starr, who resided on Sherbine Way in White Oak for over 65 years, died on Friday, November 26, 2021. She was born in Duquesne on November 13, 1921 and just turned 100 years of age. She is the daughter of the late William and Eva Bobineck Beregi and the wife of the late Francis James Starr. She was also preceded in death by her children, Donna Starr, Beverly Dahan, William “Eugene” Starr, and ten siblings. Her favorite pastime was gardening, including planting flowers and vegetables.

 
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Thomas R. Bradley

November 27, 2021 |

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

Thomas R. Bradley, age 82 of West Elizabeth, passed away on Friday, November 26, 2021.  Born May 27, 1939 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Alfred J. and Bessie Ella (Smith) Bradley.  A graduate of Clairton High School, Class of 1957, Thomas was a self-employed electrician.  In his spare time, he loved to tinker: the best example of which was his homemade paddleboat he sailed on the Monongahela River.  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughters Mary Ellen Bell and Nancy L. Linkauer.  Thomas is survived by his daughter Carol M. (Charles) Elliott of Washington, PA; his granddaughter Kathryn E. Bell of Brentwood; his brothers Pastor Arthur Bradley of Rostraver Twp., William E. Bradley of Branson, AZ, and John "Jack" E. Bradley of Hopewell Twp.; and also nieces and nephews.  

 
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Betty J. Welsch

November 27, 2021 |

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

Betty J. Welsch, 90, of East McKeesport, passed away Friday, November 26, 2021 at Brookdale Sr. Living Center.  She was born, June 19, 1931 in East McKeesport, daughter of the late Sam and Allene (Small) Tietze.  Betty was a member of Circleville United Methodist Church.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Braun P. Welsch on August 18, 2021; son, Dale; son-in-law, Lee Anson; and sistes, Lois Silianoff.  She is survived by her daughter, Roxanne Anson; daughter-in-law, Roberta Welsch; granddaughter, Kristen (Scott); one great grandchild, Tyler; and nephew, Barry Welsch and sister Carolyn Evans. There will be no visitation.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Circleville United Methodist Church. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Neil R. Murray

November 27, 2021 |

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

Neil R. Murray, 83 of North Huntingdon died November 27, 2021 at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital. He was born February 4, 1938 in Connellsville, a son of the late Eugene and Betty Ohler Murray. Prior to his retirement Neil was employed by U.S. Steel. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, enjoyed gardening, country music, biking and had an extensive movie collection. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Florence in 1998, one brother Ron Murray, two sisters, Thelma Ashcroft and Patricia Scott. He is survived by two sons, Ronald Murray and Raymond Murray (Danielle), one daughter, Elizabeth Thompson (Charles), one sister, Judy Viboch, 5 grandchildren, Tiffany Whitaker (Jeremiah), Michael Thompson, Ashley Thompson, Shayann Murray, Hailey Murray, one great grandchild, William Whitaker. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, Pa on Sunday 2-4 p.m & 6-8 p.m. A funeral service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment will be in Irwin Union Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Lupus foundation. www.shirleylfuneralhome.com.

 


Marlene D. (Blend) Bookheimer

November 26, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Marlene D. (Blend) Bookheimer fell asleep in the arms of our Lord on November 22, 2021 surrounded by members of her family. She was born in North Versailles, Allegheny County on December 6, 1933, a daughter of the late Mary (Cunningham) and Walter Blend.

Married to the late Donald L. Bookheimer for 45 years before his death, their committment to each other set a standard for the family. She deeply loved her family and was so very proud of her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, neice and nephew. She always said she was blessed to have her family so near and have the love they so readily gave her. Her home was the gathering place for family and friends, and was filled with food, games, laughter and sometimes chaos.

Marlene had many talents, not least of which was planning an event or party. Family and friends will miss the great times we had together due to her efforts. She was dedicated to her church, West Hempfield Presbyterian (WHPC), where she was a member of the choir for 43 years, a member and officer in Presbyterian Womens Association, a Deacon, a Bible School teacher and an expert chocolate maker/instructor. She participated in providing funeral luncheons, election buffets and co-chaired the WHPC 50th Anniverary Celebration. Marlene was a 60 year resident of Greenridge, the 4th home in the plan. She was a charter member of the Greenridge Association and the Greenridge Garden Club, and bowled in the Greenridge Bowling League for 24 years. While a member of the West Hempfield PTA, the first playground equipment was delivered to her driveway. Always an active part of her children's lives, she chaperoned dances and Proms, church youth club events, and participated in their choir and basketball activities.

 
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Michael James “Mick” Rosenbayger

November 26, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Michael James “Mick” Rosenbayger, 66, of Penn Township, formerly of East McKeesport, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family whom he loved dearly, Monday, November 22, 2021. He is survived by his wife of 39 years Mariann (Schleifer) Rosenbayger; his children Chase, and wife Lauren, Rosenbayger of North Huntingdon and Brandon Rosenbayger of Irwin; step daughter Kristen Ann (Matt) Gaia and their family; and grandchildren Chase Jr., Myles, and Trey.

He was born May 4, 1955 in Braddock, a son of Catherine L. “Kitty” (McNeill) Rosenbayger of East McKeesport and the late William “Rosy” Rosenbayger.

He is also survived by brothers and sisters Randy (Lori) Rosenbayger, Gery (Lynne) Rosenbayger, Lynn (Bill) Brown, Connie Rosenbayger, Kathleen (David) Heckenstaller, and Diane (Tom) Santucci; father in law Charles Schleifer; brothers and sisters in-law Charles Schleifer, Donna (Bob) Ferrainolo, Gary (Kathleen) Schleifer, and Carole (Chet) Simile; also numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, extended families, and friends.

 
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Sophia K. (Yelovich) Holland

November 26, 2021 |

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

Sophia K. (Yelovich) Holland, age 42, of Irwin, formerly of Orrtanna, passed away Thursday, November 25, 2021. She was born September 4, 1979 in Teaneck, New Jersey, a daughter of V. Rev. Elias and Bonnie Yelovich. She was an Orthodox Christian and a member of her father’s congregation in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Sophia attended Fairfield Area High School and received her High School Diploma from the Pennsylvania Home School Association and went onto attend Slippery Rock University studying Music Therapy. She worked until disabled by her illness at the Creative Adventures Learning Center in North Huntingdon. She also taught piano lessons and played piano at the chapel of the Auberle Center in McKeesport.

 
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Alan H. White

November 26, 2021 |

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

Alan H. White, 73, died November 23, 2021. Friends will be received from 9 to 11 a.m. Nov. 27, 2021, at Macedonia Baptist Church, 17 Cochran St., Duquesne, PA 15110, where a service will be held at 11 a.m. Arrangements in charge of Robert A. Waters Funeral Home Inc.

 


Dolores G. May

November 26, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Obituary

Dolores G. May, 87, died November 21, 2021. Friends will be received from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Dec. 4, 2021, at Macedonia Baptist Church, 17 Cochran St., Duquesne, PA, where a service will be held at 2 p.m. Arrangements are in charge of Tunie Funeral Home Inc.

 


Dr. Thomas Michael Skrtic

November 26, 2021 |

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

Dr. Thomas Michael Skrtic, age 75, of Lawrence, Kansas died on November 19, 2021 at the University of Kansas, Medical Center. He was born in McKeesport, PA on August 10, 1946 and is the son of the late Paul and Caroline D’Annunzio Skrtic.

 
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M. Eileen Lewis

November 26, 2021 |

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

M. Eileen Lewis, age 80, of Forward Twp., passed away on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at home. She retired as a manager for Busy Beaver. Born March 11, 1941 in Pittsburgh, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Katherine (Diskin) Murray and wife of the late Jack H. Lewis. She is survived by daughters, Nancy Satter and Carole Lewis, both of Elizabeth; son, Thomas M. (Darlene) Lewis of Elizabeth; grandchildren, Michael Lewis, Christopher Wallace, Melanie Lewis and Rebecca (Dylan Keeley) Lewis; sisters, Ruth Kavanagh of Wexford and Kathleen Healy of Hilliard, OH; 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

 


Donna L. Egenlauf

November 26, 2021 |

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

Donna L. Egenlauf, age 88, of Port Vue, died November 24, 2021, at UPMC McKeesport. Born July 4, 1933, in Irwin, she was the daughter of the late Cloyd Carothers and Anna Newmeyer and the wife of the late Michael A. Egenlauf.
Donna retired from the Hamilton Hills Personal Care, where she worked as a CNA for many years. She also worked at the former Eastland Mall in the Public Relations Department. She was also known as "The lady who ran the Train," loving all the kids that came to ride. She was a former member of both the Liberty Presbyterian Church and Linway United Presbyterian Church. Donna enjoyed camping and baking. Although, her greatest joy was spending time with her family and hosting family parties. Her motto was always, "the more, the merrier!"
Donna is survived by her children, Michael F. Egenlauf of Glassport, Roy A. Egenlauf of McKeesport, Maryann Hornfeck of Port Vue, Gary J. (Annette) Egenlauf of Weirton, WV, Darlene (Roach) Richel of Port Vue, James (Kimberly) Egenlauf of North Versailles, Connie (Randy) Quiggle of Port Vue; many grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; also many nieces and nephews.

 
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Clarence Ross Sumney, Jr.

November 26, 2021 |

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

Clarence Ross Sumney, Jr., 79, of Clairton, passed away Thursday, November 25, 2021. He was born October 27, 1942 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Clarence R. and Mildred (Bendel) Sumney. Clarence was retired from the former Western Penitentiary and the former General Motors Fisher Body Plant.

 
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Robert C. Large

November 26, 2021 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Robert C. Large, 86 of Uniontown, formerly of Large, passed away on Tuesday, November 23, 2021, at Uniontown Hospital. Bob was born in Large, PA on February 27, 1935, to the late Thomas and Margaret Wallace Large. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Samuel, Austin, Harry, and Thomas. Robert is survived by his sister Margaret Beam of Jefferson, his niece Shirley Rhodes, many nieces and nephews, and also his best friend Bernie Hornsby.
He was a former member of Lebanon Presbyterian Church where he sang in the choir and later joined the New Beginnings Covenant Church in Uniontown.
Even though Robert lived with the effects of polio for 66 years, he persevered to have a full and active life. He worked many jobs including as the night manager of the Three Rivers Bank. Traveling and showing his horses was the hobby he loved most. He was a member of the PA Appaloosa Club, PA Quarter Horse Association, and the Tri-State Quarter Horse Association.
In later years, he was the entertainment organizer for his senior residence. Planning holiday events and many fun parties to brighten the days and encourage fellowship was a pleasure for him.
Arrangements have been entrusted to S.M. Finney Funeral Home, 432 N. 6th Street, Clairton, PA 15025, with a private service to be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the New Beginnings Covenant Church at 171 Connellsville St., Uniontown, PA 15401. Online condolences many be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


Frank Henry Carney

November 26, 2021 |

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

Frank Henry Carney, 80, of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday, November 25, 2021 at his home.  He was born, February 3, 1941 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Walter and Lillian E. (Hawley) Carney.  Prior to his retirement, Frank worked for Mesta Machine Co., was the owner and operator of Frank Carney Construction and a veteran of the US Navy.  He was a graduate of Turtle Creek Sr. High School Class of 1959, life member of Hartford Heights VFD, and enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, traveling and loved his furry friend, Fergie.  In addition to his parents, Frank was preceded in death by his brother, Ralph Gigglio.  He is survived by his loving wife, Donna (Schmidt) Carney; son, Frank W. Carney; daughter, Tonya Tucker; sisters, Carol (Arnie) Levine, Bobbie Pomykayla, Darlene Loeffler; grandchildren, Brandon, Ashley, Nathan, Natasha, Mikaela; and six great-grandchildren.  Friends will be received from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. on Sunday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  A funeral service will take place on Monday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment to follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Gregory E. "Geddy" Gedman

November 25, 2021 |

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

Gregory E. “Geddy” Gedman, age 63, of Duquesne, passed away on Wednesday, November 24, 2021. Born in McKeesport on February 16, 1958, he was the son of the late Bernard and Mary Lou (Asmonga) Gedman. He was a plasterer artist, a member of Holy Name Church of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, an avid golfer and enjoyed baking and cooking. He is the father of Amber Gedman of Pittsburgh and Karlee Gedman of West Mifflin; partner of Laura “Lola” Marsh; brother of Linda (Melvin Worrall) Gedman of Duquesne, Deborah Gedman DeBellis of Duquesne, Jeffrey (Cindi) Gedman of Duquesne, Veronica (Raymond) Eichelberger of North Versailles; Jayne (Jason) Gedman Juarez of Dallas, GA and Vivian (Christopher) Celaschi of Rostraver. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 28, 2021, from 12-6 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 Parting Prayers will be held on Monday, November 29, 2021, at 10:00 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Name Church, Duquesne, at 10:30 a.m., with Rev. Robert Seeman, officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to his family.

 


Mildred J. Pastor

November 25, 2021 |

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

Mildred J. Pastor (Potoma), of Penn Township, PA, formerly of Irwin and McKeesport, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family in Forbes Hospital on Wednesday, November 24, 2021, when God decided it was time for the sweetest woman on earth to bring her light to heaven. Born November 26, 1935, in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Peter and Anna (Brendza) Potoma. A retired Messenger Escort for McKeesport Hospital, and a member of the Teamsters Union 205, she was a parishioner of St. Agnes Parish where she celebrated her strong faith in God. “Millie” was an avid reader, loved playing cards, watching her game shows, especially Jeopardy, where she rarely missed a question, going to the casino, and above all spending time with her family. Prior to his death, she and her husband enjoyed spending time at their camp in Tionesta, fishing and enjoying the outdoors. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 65 years, Ronald J Pastor, who passed away on March 23, 2020, and her 3 older sisters: Mary Mayernik, Helen Crammer, and Irene Casper. She will be dearly missed by her children; sons Robert (Kathy) Pastor, and Daniel (Lisa) Pastor, and daughters, Rhonda (Patrick) Quinlan, Marianne (Tom) Simko, and Sherry (Kevin) Kozlowski. Grandchildren, Emily, Josh, Joseph, Anthony, Christine, Jennifer, Tommy, Drake, Grant, Michael, and Steven, and 11 great-grandchildren, brother-in-law Jack (Evelyn) Pastor, nieces, and nephews. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home , 176 Clay Pike North Huntingdon, Pa 15642 on Friday from 4-8 p.m.  A funeral mass will be held Saturday at 10A.M. at St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Paul C. Cmar

November 24, 2021 |

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

Paul C. Cmar, age 92, of Duquesne, passed away on November 23, 2021. Paul was born on March 18, 1929 in Hostetter, PA.  He was the son of John and Mary Cmar, graduating from Latrobe High School in 1947.  Paul was preceeded in death by his loving wife of 61 years, Marie Yarosik, son Richard (Sherri), brothers and sisters-in-law Joseph (Mildred), John (Sally), Andrew (Gloria), and Francis (Orselena).  He is survived by three sons, Dennis (Janice), David (Tracy), and Robert (Patricia).   Paul and Marie had twelve grandchildren, Kristen (Daryl Hull), Lesleigh, Robert (Petya), Michael (Angela), Jeffrey (Hallie), Alexandria, David, Emily, Richard (Paige), Samantha, Nicholas, and Nicole.  Nine great-grandchildren include Teagan and Maggie Hull, Val, Liam, Kia, Oliver, Theodore, Lillian, and Penelope Cmar.  Paul was a member of the US Army, serving as a Military Police Officer in post World War II Germany.  Following his service, Paul joined the Duquesne City Police Department, where he rose to the rank of Chief of Police.  Upon retiring from the police force, he concluded his career by working in Security for US Steel and McKeesport Hospital.  Paul was a devoted member of the Fraternal Order of Police.  He served many years as a Board Member and later as Treasurer of FOP Lodge #91. He served as Secretary-Treasurer for the Third Class Cities Group of the Pennsylvania FOP and was elected in 1979 as Pennsylvania’s Representative to the FOP’s National Board of Trustees.  He was a Life Member of the Allegheny County Chiefs of Police Association, a member of the Pennsylvania Retired Police Association, and a graduate of the Pennsylvania State Police Academy in Hershey, PA.  Paul was a Life Member of VFW Post #188 (Duquesne) and a Life Member of the Knights of Columbus #4210.   He was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, where he served as an Usher and was a member of the Holy Trinity Men’s Club.  He was also a member of the Duquesne GBU, the Duquesne Croation Club, and the McKeesport 11th Ward Club.  Paul was a devoted Husband, Father, Grandfather, and Great Grandfather to his family, who loved him dearly.  Visitation will be held on Saturday, November 27 and Sunday, November 28, 2021 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., at the WILLAIM S. SKOVRANKO MEMORIAL HOME, 828 Richford Street, Duquesne, 412-466-8555, where a Blessing Service will take place on Monday, November 29, 2021, at 9:30 a.m., followed by a concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m., at Holy Trinity Church, West Mifflin, of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, with the Reverend Larry Adams as Principal Celebrant.  Burial will follow at Holy Trinity Cemetery, West Mifflin, with Military Honors.  Please follow the COVID-19 safety guidelines and wear a mask if you are unvaccinated.

 
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Harry S. “Stainless Steel” Steele

November 24, 2021 |

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

Harry S. “Stainless Steel” Steele, age 73 of McKeesport, died on Wednesday, November 24, 2021. He was born in McKeesport on September 20, 1948 and is the son of the late Harry and Gloria Joan Sterner Steele and the husband of the late Charlene A. Steele who died on February 27, 2020. 

 
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Paul Matthew Vrabel

November 24, 2021 |

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

Paul Matthew Vrabel, age 65, of McKeesport, formerly Pleasant Hills, died November 23, 2021. Born January 10, 1956, in Clairton, Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late Albert J. and Ann Carole (Humenik) Vrabel.

 
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Arthur Pletchy

November 24, 2021 |

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

Arthur Pletchy, age 69, of Duquesne, died November 17, 2021, at home. Born March 28, 1952, he was the son of the late Michael and Dorothy (Johnson) Pletchy.
Art retired from LP Aero Plastics and worked at the former Homestead Mill in his younger days. He was a collector of antiques and had his own booth set up at the Lincoln Hwy Hub. Art loved to listen to his oldies records and was very fond of cats.
Art is survived by his daughter, Deanna (Aaron) Smoker; grandsons, Anthony Pletchy and Dylan (Emily Brink) Patchin; former wife, Laura (John Spudic) Kauffman; mother-in-law, Jerry Kauffman; cousin, Michelle Coffman, and Mrs. Dottie Black, and her family.
Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Sunday, November 28, 2021, from 1 to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. until the time of service at 7 p.m in the funeral home chapel.
Inurnment will be at a later date.
As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions are suggested to the White Oak Safe Haven at www.whiteoakanimalsafehaven.com.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.
Chris Odasso, Supervisor.

 


Jennifer J. Ianuale

November 24, 2021 |

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

Jennifer J. Ianuale, age 74, of Lincoln Borough, passed away on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at home. She was a former monitor for special needs children for PA Coach Lines and a former member of Elizabeth Baptist Church. Born March 25, 1947 in Butler, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Ester McWhirter. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Alfred Ianuale; sons, Alfred E. (Danna Lyn) Ianuale and Christopher M. (Terrilyn) Ianuale, both of Elizabeth; grandchildren, Dylan and Christopher; great-grandson, Xaine. No visitation or services are planned. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Angelo P. Sgroi

November 24, 2021 |

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

Angelo P. Sgroi, age 87 of Clairton, passed away on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 in the VA Hospital, Oakland.  Born January 27, 1934 in Clairton, he was the son of the late John & Vittoria (Polimeni) Sgroi.  A US Army Veteran of the Korean War and a member of the Triumph of the Holy Cross Parish, St. Clare of Assisi Church, Angelo wore many hats in his lifetime but enjoyed driving truck over the road most of all.  He retired from GNC in his 70's, but continued driving occasionally for Uber & Lyft until recently.  He was a huge Pittsburgh Steelers fan, but more importantly a very generous and loving man whom everyone knew as "Uncle".  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings: Katie, Mary, James, Sam, John, Nick, Tony, Lou and Phillip, as well as several nieces and nephews.  His is survived by his Godchildren Angelia (Dusk Olson) Christina and Greg (Lisa) Nesterak, nieces, nephews; dear friends who loved him; and his faithful canine companion Edgar.

 
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Albert "Red" Petrosky

November 24, 2021 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Albert C. "Red" Petrosky, 92 of Glassport, passed away peacefully at home on Nov. 23, 2021 surrounded by his family.  He is the son of the late Anthony and Frances (Walkowski) Petrosky.  He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Eileen (Dillhoff) Petrosky; daughters Janet A. Petrosky and Eileen "Tina" (Joseph) Bruno; loving granddaughters Lauren (Connor) Devoe and Christine Bruno; longtime family friend Cynthia Baum; and many nieces and nephews.  A lifelong resident of Glassport and an employee of National Tube Company of McKeesport and US Steel Union.  Albert enlisted in the US Army in 1951; performing duties as a military police officer stationed in France during the  Korean War.  Honorably discharged with the rank of Corporal.  Returning to Glassport, Albert married Eileen and together raised 2 successful daughters.  Red could usually be found in Glassport, frequenting the stores, Glassport diner and the Donut Shop, while socializing with friends.  He loved outdoor activities, including fishing, hunting and long walks in the woods with his dogs.  He loved all animals, especially liked to feed the outside wild animals as well as inside animals in his home.  He loved watching professional sports, especially baseball and football.  After retiring from US Steel at age 55, with over 30 years, "Red" spent his retirement years taking care of family and friends, especially his granddaughters, often attending their sporting events while making sure everyone was well fed.  He was a former member of St. Cecelia Parish of Glassport presently St. Joachim and Anne Parish; where he loved to take the family to the fish fries and other church activities; a member of the PNA and the American Legion.  Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport on Sun. from 6 to 8.  A funeral mass will be held Mon. 10:00 am at Queen of the Rosary Church.  Interment following Calvary Cemetery, Port Vue, with military honors.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice in Albert's name.

 


Robert Francis Reed

November 23, 2021 |

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

Robert Francis Reed, 83, of McKeesport, passed away on November 17, 2021 due to heart failure. He is survived by Doreena Elliott, his loving companion of 34 years, and three sons: Shawn (Karen) of Coraopolis, Scott (Jill) of West Newton, and Brad (Melissa) of Monongahela. He is also survived by four grandchildren: Hailee, Sean, Cody, Jessie, and Connor; and three great grandchildren: Sean, Owen, and Maddy. He was preceded in death by parents Francis “Bricky” Reed and Rosanne (Carr) Reed of McKeesport and wife Eileen (Lewis) Reed of Parkersburg, West Virginia. Bob was a 1956 graduate of McKeesport High School, and a member of the United States Air Force where he served in the Strategic Air Command as a military police officer from 1956-1962. His service to his country included appointments in Germany, England, Iceland and the United States. Following his military service he worked in security and machinery operations. He was a proud member of the American Legion, AMVETS, Hibernians, 11th Ward Club, and Sheriff’s Association. Throughout his life he maintained an interest in military and Irish history, woodcarving and drawing.

 
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Dennis John McCarthy

November 23, 2021 |

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

Dennis John McCarthy, 70, of North Huntingdon, passed away Sunday, November 21, 2021. He was born May 28, 1951 in McKeesport and was the son of the late John F. and Fanica (Mihaljevic) McCarthy. He was a member of St. Agnes Church in North Huntingdon and was a retired teacher from the Norwin School District where he taught at the Elementary and Intermediate schools. He graduated from California State College and the University of Pittsburgh. He was a member of the National Educational Association and the 3FE Toyota Land Cruiser organization. Denny's most loved hobbies included camping with his family, traveling North America and Ireland, making home-cooked meals, working with his hands, and "pinching pennies but buying a Lexus." Arguably, his favorite pastime was stirring the pot and his ornery laugh will be missed by all his friends and family. Through all of his life he met many struggles but never let them hold him back.

 
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Theodore “Ted” Karas

November 22, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

Theodore “Ted” Karas, 83, died unexpectedly Saturday, November 20, 2021 at the age of 83 at his home in White Oak. He was born March 11, 1938. Ted is survived by his brothers, Samuel (Lisa) Karas, John “Doug” (Georgann) Karas and Daniel Karas, numerous nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and many friends. He was preceded in passing by his parents, John and Milka (Savic) Karas, and his brother, Milovan “Butch” Karas. Ted was a proud United States Navy Veteran. He was a longtime employee of Norfolk Southern Railroad. He was a member of St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church in Monroeville. His biggest joy in life was the time he spent with family and friends.

 
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David A. Karap

November 22, 2021 |

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

On Sunday November 21, 2021, David A. Karap, age 56 of White Oak, PA passed away. Beloved son of the late Richard D. and Doris (Jakubek) Karap. Dear brother of Richard J. (Peggy) Karap. Uncle of Heather and Jason. Loving companion of Kristy Goedeke. David worked at Thermo King for over 25 years.

 
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Walter Donnell Holmes

November 22, 2021 |

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

Walter Donnell Holmes, 86, was born April 16, 1935 in Greensboro, North Carolina. Walter departed this life on November 16, 2021, at Transitions Healthcare, Irwin, PA.

He was the beloved son of the late Aaron Holmes and Theodoshia (Mitchell)  Everette.

In his early twenties, Walter served in the United States Army as a paratrooper. He married Paralee Cunningham and to this union four children were birthed.

Walter loved to travel, he was part of the Traveling Kings and Queens, Jolly 5 Campers and National African American RVers Association.

Walter was a longtime member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. His life was an example of Matthew 25:21 “Well done good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things; I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of the Lord.” Walter was a Deacon. He was on Noah’s Ark Board of Directors. He also served as Youth Church Leader and sung with the Gospel Choir.

 
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Michael Paul Derdich

November 22, 2021 |

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

Michael Paul Derdich, 40, of Seattle, WA, formerly of North Huntingdon, PA, passed away Thursday, November 11, 2021. He was born July 28Th, 1981, in McKeesport. He was an Epic Trainer at Valley Medical Center in Seattle and was formerly employed at Overlake Medical Center as a Respiratory Therapist.

 
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John J. Gatchie

November 22, 2021 |

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

John J. Gatchie, age 70, a lifelong resident of McKeesport, passed away peacefully on November 20, 2021, at UPMC McKeesport Hospital with his daughter Beth and his girlfriend Debbie by his side. He was born March 13, 1951, in McKeesport, the son of the late John Sr. and Catherine (Coulter) Gatchie. John was a United States Army Veteran who proudly served his country and in his early years, worked as a bricklayer/construction worker. Later in life, he worked for and retired from the City of McKeesport Parks and Recreation Department. John was a member of several organizations, including the AMVETS, 11th Ward Club, PNA, various American Legion Posts, the Moose Club, the VFW, and the Polaris Lodge No. 375. John had a passion for music and had an impressive collection of records that he would always play. He took great joy in teaching his granddaughters how to use the record player. He was known to always have the window open and the music volume up so all the neighbors could share that love of music with him. He enjoyed relaxing on his porch and welcoming his neighbor’s cat “Sid” to keep him company. Most importantly, John was a family man and spent a lot of time with his daughter, Beth, and granddaughters Kayla and Jenna. He was a man who was always willing to lend a helping hand to anybody in need, and he will truly be missed.

 
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Debora Marie Ditter

November 22, 2021 |

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

Debora Marie Ditter, 64, of Lincoln Place, passed away Saturday, November 20, 2021. She was born September 19, 1957 in Pittsburgh and was the daughter of Eleanor (Moyer) Martin of Lincoln Place and the late Willard Martin. Debora was a member of Blessed Trinity Parish-Holy Angels Church in Hays. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Randy R. Ditter, son, Scott M. Ditter and daughter, Tiffany L. Ditter of Lincoln Place, granddaughter, Willow Marie Ditter, and a sister, Roxann Martin (Ed) Eckman of Greenfield.

 
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Esther W. Kost

November 22, 2021 |

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

Esther W. Kost, age 94, of White Oak, died November 17, 2021, at AHN Forbes Hospital. Born April 21, 1927, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Clarence P. and Marguerite (Barr) Whitehead and the wife of the late Bert Edward Kost.

 
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Russell L. McWilliams

November 21, 2021 |

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

Russell L. McWilliams, age 76, of McKeesport, died November 21, 2021 at his residence. He was born in North Versailles, PA on August 16, 1945 and is the son of the late John and Mary Figel McWilliams. He was preceded in death by his son, Matthew Ryan McWilliams who died February 11, 2019.

 
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Elmer Edward Pastories

November 21, 2021 |

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

Elmer Edward Pastories, age 73, of McKeesport, died Saturday, November 20, 2021. He was born in McKeesport on September 7, 1948 and is the son of the late Elmer James and Laura Domino Pastories.  He is the husband of the late Patricia McDowell Pastories, who died on June 13, 2018. He was a sergeant in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War and earned one Bronze Star, one Silver Star, and two Purple Hearts. He was employed as a truck driver for Envirotrol for many years.

 
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Christine M. "Tina" Margie

November 21, 2021 |

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

Christine M. "Tina" Margie, age 66 of Versailles, passed away on Friday, November 19, 2021 in UPMC McKeesport.  Born September 16, 1955 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Howard and Marie (McCahill) Foster.  A former health care aide at Community Life in McKeesport, she is survived by her children William Margie, Jr. of White Oak, Jill Margie of Versailles, and Megan (Nick) Donaldson of Arizona; her grandsons Logan Margie and Dylan Donaldson; her companion Greg Gooch; her sister Diane (Bevan) Boden of Elizabeth Twp., her two best friends Donna Nolder and Cheryle Shivey; and also nieces and nephews. 

 
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Alice B. Ockay

November 20, 2021 |

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

Alice B. Ockay, age 92 of Versailles, passed away on Thursday, November 18, 2021 in John J. Kane Regional Center - GlenHazel.  Born December 7, 1928 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Julia (Demko) Ockay.  The former bar manager of the Holiday Inn in West Mifflin, Alice was also a former secretary for US Steel's Christy Park Works.  She was a member of Mary, Mother of God Parish - St. Patrick's Church and the CFU Lodge #146 of Versailles and its Ladies' Club.  Besides her parents, Alice was preceded in death by her siblings: Rose, Cyril, Method, and Andrew Ockay.  

 
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Bobbie Jescile Jones

November 19, 2021 |

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

Bobbie Jescile Jones, 96, of Irwin, passed away Thursday, November 18, 2021. She was born November 26, 1924 in Healdton, OK, and was the daughter of the late Charles Bruce and Rosa Lea (Wood) Kinny. She was the wife of the late John C. Jones who passed away in 1970. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Irwin. Bobbie had retired from Trontek and had previously worked for the Ross Martin Company. She was an avid sports fan and loved her Sooners.

 
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Jacquelyn Dorothy Dinkfelt

November 19, 2021 |

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

Jacquelyn Dorothy Dinkfelt, age 59, of Middletown, PA, formerly of North Versailles, died on Friday, November 19, 2021. She was born in McKeesport on July 20, 1962 and is the daughter of the late John E. Ballou and Dorothy N. Ritenour Heatherington Ballou. She was a high school graduate of East Allegheny High School and a member of the Moose Club in Middletown. She was a caregiver for many years and loved spending time with her family.

 
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Roderick P. Sullivan Sr.

November 19, 2021 |

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

Roderick Phillip Sullivan Sr., age 95, of Elizabeth, passed away on Thursday, November 18, 2021 at Concordia of Cabot. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 36 years as a clerk and supervisor in Elizabeth, Charleroi and Library and retired as postmaster in West Newton. He was a charter member and treasurer of the former Mon-Postal Federal Credit Union in Elizabeth and was on the board of Tri Boro Federal Credit Union in Munhall. He belonged to the Knights of Columbus 4th Degree of Elizabeth, and was a member of St. Joachim and Anne Parish, St. Michael Church, in Elizabeth Twp. where he served as a eucharistic minister. Rod is a Navy veteran, serving during World War II, and was a member of American Legion Alonzo Weigel Post 553 of Elizabeth. Born August 17, 1926 in Elizabeth, he was a son of the late James and Anna (McNeil) Sullivan and husband of 61 years to the late Phoebe (Withers) Sullivan. He is survived by daughters, Nancy Lee (Michael) Corey of Strongsville, OH and Susan (Paul) Austin of Lake George, NY; sons, Roderick P. (Kathryn) Sullivan Jr. of Chester Springs, Daniel W. (LuAnn) Sullivan of Ashland, OH, Dr. Patrick J. (Mary Anne) Sullivan of Cheswick and Terrence C. (Mary) Sullivan of Strongsville, OH; 15 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

 
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Rosemary C. Matibe

November 19, 2021 |

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

Rosemary C. Matibe, 83, of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday, November 18, 2021 at Hempfield Manor.  She was born October 8, 1938 in Braddock, daughter of the late Michael and Rose (Krivansky) Cupak.  Prior to her retirement, Rosemary was a licensed practical nurse for Caritas Christi - Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill and a member of Paintertown Lutheran Church.  She enjoyed crocheting, playing the piano and volunteering at her church.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sons, Richard and Jeffrey Matibe.  She is survived by her husband, Robert H. Matibe; son, Daniel Matibe and his wife, Yong Cha; daughters, Cynthia Caninzun and Suzanne Matibe; sister, Shirley Caulfield; grandchildren, Leeza, Aaron, Christopher, Michael, Diana, Amanda (Ben), Courtney; and great-grandchildren, Sofia, Thia, Scarlett and Robert.

 
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Jace Gerlando Benedek

November 18, 2021 |

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

Jace Gerlando Benedek, 14, of Elizabeth Twp, passed away Monday, November 15, 2021. He was born April 12, 2007 in Pittsburgh and was the son of Bobbi Jo Lawson of Elizabeth Twp., and the late John T. Benedek, Jr. Jace was a 9th grade student at Elizabeth Forward High School. He loved to hunt, fish, and to ride quads. He enjoyed football, golf, playing Xbox, and RC Cars, especially with his late father. Jace was a loving and affectionate person who made it a point to make people smile, while also "busting their balls", aggravating and antagonizing them while lighting up the room. He loved being with his family and friends. He really enjoyed eating while simultaneously planning on what his next meal would be. He was known for breaking everything he touched. Jace loved visiting the cabins at Yough Lake and Mt. Davis, where he loved spending time with "Mt. Davis family". He also enjoyed squeezing money out of his Uncle Jeff, who he affectionately called "Uncle Cheapo". Jace loved to "whoop it up" with the weekend gang, Cam Homa, and Brooke and Mason Markland. He was an amazing kid who loved life and will be profoundly missed.

 
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Janice M. Moranelli

November 18, 2021 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Janet M. Moranelli, 71, of Glassport, died Nov. 17, 2021.  She is the daughter of the late James Rocco and Angelina Hansford and beloved wife of Nicholas "Mutt" Moranelli, II.  She is survived by her children Gina (Steve) Petras, Michael (Jennifer) Bell and Nicholas Moranelli, III; brother James Rocco; sister Florence Nehila; also 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.  Funeral arrangements by Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport.

 


Diana A. Wirginis

November 18, 2021 |

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

Diana A. Wirginis, age 91, of Duquesne, passed away on November 18, 2021. Daughter of the late Anthony and Sophie Schuster, she was born in McKees Rocks, on August 12, 1930. She worked in the bakery department at Giant Eagle, West Mifflin, was a member of St. Joseph Church, Duquesne, of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, a member of the former Christian Mothers and Third Order of Carmelites. She was the wife of the late Charles F. Wirginis; mother of Diana (Robert “Dobe”) Dillinger of Munhall, late Charles R. Wirginis (Mary Ann Zoscak of White Oak survives), late Theodore C. (late Judy) Wirginis; grandmother of Matthew (Aditi) Wirginis and Jennifer (Mike) Mengel; great grandmother of Kaya Wirginis, Nico Wirginis and Ariana Mengel. She was predeceased by her brothers and sisters. There is No Public Visitation. A Blessing Service will be held on Monday, November 22, 2021, at 10:00 a.m., with Rev. Nick Mastrangelo, officiating, at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 15110, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER, SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER, FUNERAL DIRECTOR. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Mifflin.

 


Paul E. Pollock

November 18, 2021 |

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

Paul E. Pollock, age 84 of Versailles, passed away on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 in UPMC McKeesport Hospital.  Born May 3, 1937 in Black Lick, he was a son of the late Paul T. and Cecilia (Verostic) Pollock.  A member of Mary, Mother of God Parish - St. Patrick's Church in Christy Park and a retired supervisor at the Westinghouse Bettis Plant in West Mifflin, Paul is survived by his wife of 64 years Nancy A. (Riggs) Pollock; his sons Paul E. (Cathy) Pollock, Jr. of Versailles and Scott (Terri) Pollock of White Oak; his grandchildren Gabrielle (Michael) Abatti and Carly, Hunter, and Samantha Pollock; and his great-grandchildren Winnie, Clyde, and Kaiyi.  

 
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Janice G. (Bierer) Thompson

November 18, 2021 |

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

Janice G. (Bierer) Thompson. 70, of Duquesne, entered into Eternal Rest, on Tuesday, November 16, 2021. Born in Wilkinsburg on July 29, 1951, she was the daughter of the Late obert W. and Ella Ruth (Morrison) Bierer. Mrs. Thompson was a member of The First Presbyterian Church of Duquesne and the Duquesne Family Support Center. She is survived by a loving son, Jason M. Thompson of Wilkinsburg, a brother, Scott R. (Catherine) Bierer of Delmont, a sister Connie Jacob) Collins-Davis of Richmond, Virginia, and four nephews Corey Bierer, Jesse Bierer, Matt Collins and Tres Davis, in addition to her parents, she also was preceded in Death by a nephew, Brad Collins.

Family and friends will be received in the William S. Skovranko Memorial Home, Inc., 828 Richford Street, Duquesne, on Friday, November 19, 2021 from 11am until 1pm. Private graveside prayer service will follow.

 
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Rita B. York

November 18, 2021 |

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

Rita B. York, age 91 of Jefferson Hills, passed away at home on Thursday, November 18, 2021.  Born July 19, 1930 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Paul and Mary (Chasko) Belinski.  A retired secretary for both US Steel Clairton Works and Thomas Jefferson High School, Rita was a member of both Triumph of the Holy Cross Parish, St. Clare of Assisi Church and the American Legion Daniel Keffer Post #75 Ladies Auxiliary, both of Clairton.  In her spare time, she enjoyed trips to the casino, but loved to cook: especially for big family holidays.  Besides her parents, Rita was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years Raymond G. York, who passed away March 4, 2021, and her siblings: Paul, Dorothy, and Marie Belinski.  She is survived by her children Randall (Mary) York of Dormont, Monica King of Stow, OH, and Richard York of Pittsburgh; her grandchildren Jennifer York of Bangkok, Thailand, Maureen (J.W.) Johnson of Carnegie, Becca Tracy of Charlotte, NC, and Brett (Lauren Waugh) Tracy of Seattle, WA; her great-grandson Beck Johnson; and also nieces and nephews.

 
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Hank Ryan Michalek

November 18, 2021 |

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

Hank Ryan Michalek, 9 days old, passed away Monday, November 15, 2021 at UPMC Children’s Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born, November 6, 2021, in Pittsburgh, son of Ryan and Shelby (Haitz) Michalek. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his maternal grandparents, Rochelle Rossey and James Haitz; and paternal grandparents, Ed and Vicki Michalek. Services are private. Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA 15642. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com 

 


Joanne L. (Lynn) Eaton

November 17, 2021 |

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

 
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Robert James Krasman

November 17, 2021 |

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

Robert James Krasman, age 73, of White Oak, died on Tuesday, November 16, 2021. He was born on September 6, 1948, in Pittsburgh and is the son of the late Andrew and Louise Rago Krasman. He is the husband of the late Pamela S. Krasman, who died on December 9, 2020.

 
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Isabel Gleditsch

November 17, 2021 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

Isabel Gleditsch, 69, died Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at UPMC Shadyside.  Born in McKeesport, July 10, 1952, she was the daughter of the late Reuben and Caroline Madera and wife of the late Kenneth E. Gleditsch.  A caregiver specializing in private care, she loved her daughter and son in law, cared for her neighbors, was an animal lover, especially of her dog Princess, and loved the slot machines.  She is survived by her daughter and son in law, Kendra Gleditsch (Kurt) Szymczak of Munhall, brothers, Ernie Madera of Ft. Lauderdale, FL and Thomas (Sonia) Madera of Dravosburg, brother in law, Roger Christie, also by nieces and nephews:  Lauren Madera (Joe) Farrell, Austin Farrell, Beau Farrell, Stacy Madera, Mike Wagner, Ryleigh Wagner, Janelle Wagner, Jasmine Wallace, Dion Wallace, Eva Saunders, and Josh Dielman.  Friends will be received in the Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 from 3-5 PM with a service following in the funeral home.

 


Mary Kathryn Hart

November 17, 2021 |

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

Mary Kathryn Hart, age 84, formerly of the Spring Hill section of Pittsburgh, passed away on Tuesday, November 16, 2021. Born in Charleston, WV, on November 19, 1936, she was the daughter of the late C. Roy and Mildred (Kiger) Allison. She was a former school bus driver and worked in the IT Department and Budget Department at CCAC. She enjoyed her cats. She was the wife of the late John A. Bummer and the late Conrad J. “Dutch” Hart Jr. She is survived by children, John P. Bummer, Diane Lober and Judith Bummer; stepdaughter, Cheryl Jean Hart; 3 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; and extended family, Lawrence and Mary Ann Vash and Gary Bercik.

 
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Marianne Z. MacBeth

November 17, 2021 |

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

Marianne Z. (McMahon) MacBeth, age 80, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Tuesday, November 16, 2021, at Grandview Estates surrounded by her family. She retired as an English professor at California University of Pennsylvania and was a former professor at Duquesne University, the University of Pittsburgh Greensburg and Community College of Allegheny County South Campus. She was a member of St. Joachim and Anne Parish, St. Michael Church in Elizabeth Twp., a director at the McKeesport Regional History & Heritage Center, and a volunteer at UPMC McKeesport and Intersection in McKeesport. Born May 18, 1941 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Helen (O'Brien) McMahon and wife of the late Louis A. MacBeth. She is survived by her daughters, Peggy (Greg) Platte of Elizabeth, Tara (Jeff) Gluscic of Greenock and Erin (John) Barch of Versailles; grandchildren, Katie (Phil) Swartzlander, Beth (Andrew) Hoover, Rob (Xiara Long) Platte, Ellie (Jarrett Booz) Platte, Sean (Patty) McDermott, Samantha McDermott, Melanie (Charles) Murdock and Lisa Gluscic; great-grandchildren, Allison and Lainey Swartzlander, Grace, Anna and Jack Hoover, and Bailey McDermott; sister, Patsy McElhinny of Johnstown; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and second husband, she was preceded in death by first husband, Carl "Herky" Zetler, and sister, Gerrie Murphy.

 
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Valerie Skovranko

November 17, 2021 |

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

Valerie M. (Jozwiak) Skovranko, 88, of Duquesne, fell asleep in the Lord, peacefully on Sunday, November 14, 2021, at home. Born on September 12, 1933, in Braddock, she was the daughter of the Late Joseph A. and Valeria (Zgorecki) Jozwiak. Mrs. Skovranko was a member of S.S. Peter & Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, Duquesne, and a graduate of the former Braddock General Hospital School of Nursing. Beloved wife of the Late William S. Skovranko, she is survived by her loving children Debora A. (Dr. James) Ragan, William S. Skovranko, Jr., Joseph A. (Lori), Craig M. (Lori) and Christine M. Skovranko; eight grandchildren, Tera Ragan, Mara Ragan, Jameson Ragan, Ryan Skovranko, Brianna Battles, Brandon Battles, Kaitlyn Doherty and Mackenzie Doherty. A Sister-in-Law Mary (Late Edward) Skovranko and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents and husband, she also was preceded in death by a brother Leonard (Late Pat) Jozwiak.

 
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James Bernard Burke

November 16, 2021 |

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

James Bernard Burke, 72, of Rockwood, formerly of McKeesport, passed away Monday, November 15, 2021 at home comfortably,  surrounded by family and his dogs. He was born April 19, 1949 in McKeesport and was the son of the late William and Elizabeth (Nol) Burke. He was a member of the former St. Mary's German Catholic Church in McKeesport. Jim worked as a draftsman and would later go on to retire as a postal carrier for The United States Postal Service. Jim was a quiet man who never passed up a good meal or a Goodwill. He was a collector of "treasures". He had a special fondness for animals especially chocolate labs and golden retrievers. Animals on his mail route loved him.

 
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James D. McCombs

November 16, 2021 |

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

James D. McCombs, 55 of Boston, Pa, died Nov. 16, 2021.  He is the son of Judith (the late Robert)  Spell and the late James R. McCombs.  In addition to his mother, he is survived by his sister Hilary Spell; uncle Bill (Debbie) Spell; aunt Edie (the late Jack) Spell; cousin Jack III (Karen) Spell, and many other cousins; childhood friend Tim Cohlhepp and his neighbors Russ and Noah.  He is preceded in death by grandparents Anne Spell; Clyde and Genevieve Riemenschneider and Charles and Adaline Mccombs and uncles Clyde "Shorty" (Audrey) and Raymond Riemenschneider.  Jim’s proudest moment was achieving a degree from Point Park and his beloved dog “Spike”. A special thank you to the "Kane family and staff" for the love and support.   Friends received Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne on Fri.  from 3 to 8.  A funeral service will be held Sat. at 11:00 am at the  First Presbyterian Church in Duquesne.  Interment following Mt. Vernon Cemetery. 

 


Helen M. Haramia

November 16, 2021 |

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

Helen M. (Yonek) Haramia, age 81, of Jefferson Hills passed away on Monday, November 15, 2021 at Jefferson Hospital. Born April 16, 1940 in Clairton, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Helen (Piach) Yonek. She retired as a Unit Clerk for Jefferson Hospital. Helen was known for her cooking, baking, and an open seat at the table for holidays.  She will be remembered as a kind and gentle spirit, who loved doing the Sunday crosswords and gardening. Helen was preceded in death by husband Matthew L. “Bones” Haramia. She was survived by her sons Darren M. (Donna) Haramia of Munhall and Brian L. (Lorna D.) Haramia of Jefferson Hills; grandchildren David (Carol) Cochenour, Robert (Darlene) Cochenour, Christina (Tony) Lohman, Stephanie Catchot, and Corinne (Neil) Galloway; her many great-grandchildren; siblings Barbara (Regis) Fiore, Deborah Yonek, William Yonek; nieces Marci Provins, Kimberly (Todd) Provins-Stancliff, Lauren (Matt) Krupp, Courtney (Ben) Reed; nephew PJ Chonko; brother-in-law Robert (Catherine) Haramia; sister-in-law Janet (William) Clelland; and many cousins. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brother Paul Yonek; and nephew Craig Provins. Friends will be received at the A.J. Bekavac Funeral Home, Clairton on Friday, November 19, 2021 from 6 PM-8 PM. A funeral service will take place on Saturday, November 20, 2021 at 10 AM in the A.J. Bekavac Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Paul Edwards officiating. Burial will follow at Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude and American Heart Association. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com

 


Danny R. Lee

November 16, 2021 |

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

Danny R. Lee, age 66, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Monday, November 15, 2021 at home. He retired as a self-employed contractor at Dan Lee Construction in Elizabeth Twp. He loved the outdoors and growing flowers from seeds. He trained and bred English Setters and was a member of Pheasants Forever. Born October 2, 1955 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Elmore and Dolly (Faust) Lee. He is survived by daughter, Jennifer Kozemchak of Monongahela; five grandchildren; brother, Gary Lee of Elizabeth Twp.; and his companion with whom he resided, JoAnn Riley. A memorial gathering will take place from 2-6 PM on Sunday, November 28, 2021, at Buena Vista Fire Hall. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Paul A. Ball, Jr.

November 16, 2021 |

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

Paul A. Ball, Jr., age 43, of McKeesport, died November 11, 2021, at home. Born October 20, 1978, in Pittsburgh, Paul was the son of Paul A. Sr. and Vivian (Knight) Ball. Paul was formerly a cook at both Houlihan's Restaurant and The Cheesecake Factory. He also previously worked at Mifflin Estates in the maintenance department. Paul enjoyed shooting darts, football, visits to the casino, and gaming at home. He is survived by his children, Kayla M. Ball of Irwin, Shania L. Yarris of West Mifflin, Erynn N. Ball of North Carolina, Aleysia L. Ball of Dravosburg, Camren J. Brady of McKees Rocks, Alonna J. Ball of West Mifflin, Brandon Ball of Elizabeth, and Tokyo M. Ball of McKeesport; granddaughters Raelyn Starek, and Alura Jacobs; sisters Henrietta M. Ball, and Felicia A. Ball; grandmother, Henrietta Young; also many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews; great-nieces and nephews; and cousins. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Azzie Ball; grandparents, Lauro and Azzie Knight.

 
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Richard T. Weigel

November 16, 2021 |

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

Richard T. "Tom" Weigel, age 94, of Pleasant Hills, passed away on Monday, November 15, 2021 at The Residence at Hilltop. He retired as an investment counselor and tax consultant for Mellon Bank in Pittsburgh. He was a Navy veteran serving during World War II and a member of Baldwin Community United Methodist Church. Born January 25, 1927 in Elizabeth, he was a son of the late Willard Houston and Maude (Patton) Weigel and husband of the late Artalissa K. (Keller) Weigel. He is survived by nieces and nephews. No visitation is planned. Burial will be Thursday, November 17, 2021 at 11 AM in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Memorial contributions may be made to Baldwin Community United Methodist Church, 5001 Baptist Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15236. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Sally Marie Richards

November 16, 2021 |

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

Sally Marie Richards, age 84, of McKeesport, died November 12, 2021, at Manorcare Health Services of Bethel Park. Born February 18, 1937, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Sophia (Kamyk) Nagy and the wife of the late William F. Richards.
Sally retired from Bombardier Transportation Company of West Mifflin. She was a member of Mary, Mother of God Parish, and was a Christian Mother at the former St. Mary Czestochowa Church. Sally was also a member of the Renzie Seniors. She enjoyed feeding her pet turtles and backyard wildlife, caring for her flowers, working ceramics, playing cards with her club, and traveling to the beach. Although, her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren.

 
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Jakob Jude Moffatt

November 15, 2021 |

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

Jakob Jude Moffatt, born on February 15th, 2001, passed away at Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh on November 14th, 2021. He was the loving son of Lisa and Lee Moffatt. He was the beloved older brother of Zachary, Zaria, and Gemma Moffatt. The precious grandson of Virginia and Michael Moritz and Patricia and the late Jere Moffatt. Jakob was born with the rare genetic disorder, Pfeiffer Syndrome Type 2. He attended the Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children for 17 years. While there, Jakob spent time with several of his friends and participated in many events which were highlighted by the annual Christmas musical. When not at school, Jakob would often be found sitting in his wheelchair in the kitchen or living room with his family watching his all-time favorite show, SpongeBob, or some of his other favorites like Dance Moms, Mr. Beast YouTube videos, and Arthur. If he wasn’t watching TV, he was walking his dog, Lucy, swimming in his pool, listening to music, playing with his favorite squishy toys, or attending one of his siblings’ sporting events. Jakob loved his frequent trips to amusement parks especially Hersheypark, Kennywood, and Disney World. Jakob was able to live such a full life in large part due to his many doctors, home care nurses, school staff, his longtime bus driver, Claudia, and lifelong pediatrician, Dr. Christine Patti. Jakob will be remembered for his big smile which could always be seen on his face throughout the number of challenges and hardships he came across. He made any room he was in a happier one.
Family and friends will be received on Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. and Wednesday 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA 15642. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Thursday at 10 a.m. in St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon. Interment to follow in Irwin Union Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to The Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children in honor of Jakob Moffatt. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Melvyn E. "Mel" Achtzehn

November 15, 2021 |

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

Melvyn E. Achtzehn, age 94, of Duquesne, passed away on November 15, 2021. Mel was born on April 20, 1927, in Gratztown (Amyville), PA. He was the son of Edward and Julia (Yablonsky) Achtzehn and came to Duquesne in 1937. After graduating from Duquesne High School, he studied Architecture while attending night school at Duquesne. His studies were cut short after enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corp during WWII, serving as a PFC with the 1st Marine Division in the South Pacific and North China. After his service, Mel worked for U.S. Steel in the Electric Furnace Department. He became owner and operator of an Atlantic Service Station in Duquesne and then had his own distributorship of oil products with the Atlantic Refining Company of Southwestern PA. He owned and operated Achtzehn Auto Supply in Duquesne, before retiring, where he then began working for the Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home. Mel married  Norma Roviaro on June 23, 1949 and had 4 children; Cheryl (Gene) Dudash of Davie, FL, Lori Achtzehn of White Oak, Bonnie (Dr. James ) Acuff of McCandless Twp., and Guy (Marcy) Achtzehn of York, PA. He then was blessed with 6 Grandchildren; Dr. Bethany Dudash (Ed Toland), Nicole Dudash, Dr. Heather Acuff (John Blakeney), Haley Acuff, Dr. Megan Achtzehn (Ryan Myers) and Sydney Achtzehn. Mel belonged to Holy Name Catholic Church of the former Christ the Light of the World Parish, in Duquesne. He served as a Lector, Eucharistic Minister and sang in the choir. Mel served as a custodian for 3 years as well as on the parish council for 6 years, also serving as President. Mel organized the Parish Share plan for Holy Name, running it for many years. Mel belonged to the Knights of Columbus #4210, serving in every office of the organization including as a Past Grand Knight. He also served as the Treasurer of Council #4210 and its Corporation for 43 years. He also enjoyed singing with the Knights of Song. Mel served on the Duquesne Catholic School Board for 4 years and then moved onto the Duquesne City School Board for 4 years. He was then elected to serve on the Duquesne City Council for 6 years before becoming Mayor of the City of Duquesne from 1990-1994. He also has been the only President of the Duquesne Business Advisory Corp (DBAC) from its inception in 1978 to the present. He served as Vice President of the Steel Valley Council of Government for the City as well as serving with the Mon Valley Initiative. His awards include the Rotary, Chamber of Commerce Man of the Year, J.C. Penney Man of the Year, recognized by the House of Representatives, the Senate and the Secretary of the Treasury, Businessman of the Year by the Duquesne Business Men, and received the Community Champions Award from the Pittsburgh Post Gazette and TCI. In his spare time. Mel organized motor coach trips to Seneca Niagara Casino twice a year for over 20 years. He worked tirelessly for his Community, Church, and was a devoted Husband, Father and Grandfather to his family, who loved him dearly. Mel was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Charles (Donnie) Achtzehn and sister, Shirley Mae (Achtzehn) Smith, as well as his wife Norma, in 2019. Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 18 and Friday, November 19, 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 Saturday, November 20, 2021, at 9:30 a.m., followed by a concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m., at Holy Name Church, Duquesne, of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, with Rev. Thomas Lewandowski as Principal Celebrant. Burial will follow at Holy Name Cemetery, West Mifflin, with Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or to the Way Outfitters.

 


Loretta Stetz Zunko

November 15, 2021 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Loretta Stetz Zunko, 86 years old of Glassport, died on November 15th, 2021, at Promedica Nursing Center of Bethel Park, PA.

She was the daughter of the late Pearl Pater Stetz and Boleslaw Stetz, stepdaughter of the late Maryann Stetz, and wife of the late Frank Zunko. She was a member of the Queen of the Rosary Parish (formerly the Holy Cross) and cherished her Polish heritage. Loretta retired as a school secretary of the former St. Michael’s School in Elizabeth. She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, and watching the Steelers, but her ultimate joy in her life was being “Baba” to her grandchildren. She is survived by her daughter Linda Paese, son in law Mark, her son Daniel Zunko (late Rita), Grandchildren Kristen, Lauren, James and Julie, and great grandchildren Joycelyn and Jackson. Loretta is also survived by one very special niece, Pat Chiaverini, many other nieces and nephews, and dear friends Barbara and Mary Lou. She was pre-deceased by sisters Clara Hinton and Helen Mazurek, and brothers, Leonard, Henry, Edmund, Bernard, and Robert. Immediate family only will be received at the Wojciechowski Funeral Home in Glassport on Saturday November 20th. There will be a mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am Nov 20th at Saints Joachim and Anne Parish at the Queen of the Rosary Church 530 Michigan Ave, Glassport, PA. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Port View. If desired, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank, North Linden St, Duquesne, PA, 15110 in her honor. (Pittsburghfoodbank.org)

 


Anthony J. Walsh

November 15, 2021 |

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

Anthony J. Walsh, age 83, of Port Vue, died November 14, 2021, at UPMC McKeesport Hospital.  Born December 5, 1937, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Francis and Sarah (White) Walsh and the loving husband of Beverly (Kritikos) Walsh for 57 years.  Anthony retired from CP Industries as a millwright and also worked for U.S. Steel.  He enjoyed golfing and bowling, especially in leagues with his co-workers from CPI.  Anthony cherished time spent with his family during their Ocean City vacations.  He was a proud father and grandfather relishing Tony's musical talents, Sheila's accomplishments, and his grandsons for all graduating from college.
In addition to his wife, Anthony is also survived by children, Sheila Walsh and Tony Walsh; grandchildren, Derek Walsh, Tyler Walsh, and Chase Klingensmith; a brother, Edward Walsh and also survived by nieces and nephews.  The visitation and burial will be private.  Arrangements were entrusted to Willig Funeral Home & Crematory.  Condolences and memories may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com.
Charles Danforth, Supervisor

 


Charles A. Churley

November 15, 2021 |

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

Charles A. Churley, 80, of North Huntingdon, passed away, Monday, November 15, 2021. He was born, September 6, 1941 in East Pittsburgh, son of the late Adam and Mary (Marko) Churley. Prior to his retirement, Charles was a mailman for the US Postal Service and a veteran of the US Army. He enjoyed fishing, camping and sitting by the campfire. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Patti G. Churley. He is survived by his three daughters, Vickie Dinkel (Kevin), Chris Aiello (Scott), Kara Cella (Paul Jr.); sister, Judy Fekete; 5 grandchildren, Brittany (Salina Morgan), Kevin Jr. (Elizabeth), Anthony (Kayla), Krystal (Niko), Paul III (Elizabeth); and one great-grandchild, Memphis Bozich. A memorial mass will be at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to All But Furgotten, 70 Carpenter Lane, North Huntingdon, Pa 15642. The family has requested that no flowers be sent. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Mary Ann McGuire

November 15, 2021 |

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

Mary Ann McGuire, 64, of Elizabeth Township passed away unexpectedly surrounded by her loving family on Thursday November 11, 2021. She was born February 10, 1957 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late William James and Joan Frances (McLinden) McGuire. She was a member of Mary, Mother of God Parish - St. Patrick Church and was also a member of the Twentieth Century Club. Mary was a 1975 graduate of Elizabeth Forward High School and a 1977 graduate of Mercy Hospital School of Nursing. She was a Licensed Registered Nurse since 1978 and was actively employed as a Catastrophic Case Manager for Cigna for the last 22 years. Winning numerous awards and recognition throughout the years, working as a Case Manager was something she truly enjoyed. Her patients often became friends. This was a natural occurrence for decades simply due to the level of care and attention she would give to every family. To know Mary, was to love Mary. It is just that simple. With a smile on her face and hugs and kisses for everyone, she would light up any room she entered. Her kindness and willingness to give to others was unmatched. Raising her only daughter and residing in the Greenock community for over 20 years, Mary was the nurse of the neighborhood. If someone needed their blood pressure checked she was there. A bandage changed after surgery, she was there. Anything anyone ever needed, she was there to help. Nursing was not only her career, it was her true passion. Her daughter Victoria was the light of her life, but she was also blessed with two grandchildren who brought her more joy and happiness than she could have imagined. Mary will be deeply missed by many, but the love and kindness she gave to o many will live on forever. 

 
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Earl R. Hays

November 15, 2021 |

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

Earl R. Hays, age 73, of Port Vue, died November 9, 2021, at home.  Born June 9, 1948, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Alvin F. and Ruth P. (Gochnour) Hays.
Earl was a Green Beret in the U.S. Army and was a Veteran of the Vietnam War.  He retired as a contractor with the U.S. Department of Energy.  Earl was an avid golfer and always enjoyed time spent on the course with his brother Alvin.  He was also a member of the NRA.

 
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William Milas

November 15, 2021 |

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

William Milas, age 88, of Forward Twp., passed away on Thursday, November 11, 2021 at home. A Marine veteran serving during the Korean War, he retired as a science teacher in the West Mifflin School District. A former Jefferson Hills police officer, he enjoyed his farm and horses and was a former roper. Born May 21, 1933 in Clairton, he was a son of the late George and Anna (Ruches) Milas. He is survived by his wife, Linda L. (Stokes) Milas; granddaughter, Harlie (John Democko) McGihon of Glassport; grandson, Luke Temple of Glassport; brother, Thomas (Nancy) Milas; a sister; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by daughter, Amanda Lynn Milas. No visitation or services are planned. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project - Pittsburgh, 600 River Avenue, Suite 400, Pittsburgh, PA 15212. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Patricia G. Otroba

November 15, 2021 |

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

Patricia G. Otroba, age 60 of Versailles, passed away on Friday, November 12, 2021.  Born June 9, 1961 in McKeesport the daughter of the late Michael and Lois (Hull) Otroba.  Patricia was a school bus monitor for Pennsylvania Coach Lines.  She is survived by her brother Paul M. Otroba of Versailles, uncle John Otroba of Lewes, DE, also by several cousins.  Final disposition will be handled privately between the family and Daniel F. Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory, 4504 Walnut Street, Versailles, PA 15132 (412)678-3454 www.bekavacfuneralhome.com 

 


Mary Jo Wargo

November 14, 2021 |

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

Mary Jo Wargo, 70, of Wilkins Township, formerly of White Oak, passed away Saturday, November 13, 2021 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born September 3, 1951 in McKeesport and was the daughter of Lois M. (Mains) Logan of McKeesport and the late Harry H. Logan. She was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Church in Forest Hills and was a former member of St. Pius V and Corpus Christi Parishes in McKeesport. She was also a member of  Ladies of Charity. Mary Jo was a retired Registered Nurse, most years spent in OB, CCU and Nursing Case Management. She was a graduate of Carlow University.

 
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Edward Eugene (Gene) Edwards

November 13, 2021 |

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

Edward E. “Gene” Edwards, age 92, died Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021, peacefully surrounded by his family.

Formerly of North Versailles. Born in Braddock, PA on February 12, 1929 to the late David and Agnes (Murphy) Edwards  Beloved husband of 68 years to the late Martha (Blasko) Edwards. Cherished father to Edward Jr (Sandra) Edwards of Export,  Patrick (Diane) Edwards of Fredericksburg, VA, Barbara (Terry) Jackson of North Huntingdon, Kathleen (Denny) Yates of Ross Township, Marcy (Ernie) Junstrom of West Mifflin, Judy (Mark) Sistik of Forest Hills, and Paul (Stacey) Edwards of Harrison City. Loving grandfather to 16 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.

He was a member of St Robert Bellarmine church in East McKeesport, a founding member of the St Robert Bellarmine Men’s Club, member and past Grand Knight of the Duquesne/West Mifflin Knights of Columbus, council 4210.  He was retired from United States Steel after 44+ years of service in both the Edgar Thompson and Homestead Works plants. He was a veteran of the 8th Army, I Corps, Army of the Occupation in Japan. Gene was a man of great faith in God and love for his family. He enjoyed spending time with his family and time at their summer cottage at Pymatuning Lake.  He will forever be missed by those who love him and now back in the arms of the love of his life.

 
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George C. Booker

November 13, 2021 |

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

George C. Booker, 84, of Duquesne, was born November 21, 1936 in Braddock, PA. He was the beloved son of Helen Booker (deceased). George departed this life on November 5, 2021 at UPMC Mercy, Pittsburgh, PA. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jane Booker. 

He attended North Braddock High school (Scott High), where he was the ball and bat receiver for the baseball team. George worked various jobs including duct, vent & chimney cleaning before retiring from the West Mifflin School District where he worked for many years in their Janitorial Department.

George is well known around Braddock, Rankin, & Duquesne could not go anywhere without someone greeting him. George Booker met his wife Jane of 21 years at the Jerusalem Baptist Church in Duquesne, PA where they would also wed on George’s birthday November 21, 1996. Later they moved & remained at the Payne Chapel A.M.E Church in Duquesne.

George loved putting together his model cars, planes, and boats. He enjoyed organizing his tools, he like to collect different kinds of pocketknives. He likes to go fishing, He loved to watch his favorite football team the Pittsburgh Steelers and the many family gatherings.

 
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Jacquelyn Clare Harvey

November 13, 2021 |

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

Jacquelyn Clare Harvey was born May 5, 1929 in East McKeesport, PA to Mary and Roy Harvey. She attended Catholic Schools and graduated from Duquesne University in 1951 with her degree in Music. She was a woman dedicated to education her whole life.

Jackie taught music in PA before moving to St James where she taught music and was chorus director in the Middle Country School District for 25 years. She was an instrumental part of the New Lane School outdoor residential education program.

Jackie volunteered in her home town area in the Religious Education Programs carrying that love when she became a member of the Parish of Sts Philip and James. There she was honored by the Diocese of Rockville Centre with the St Elizabeth Ann Seton Medal, the Pope John XX111 Medal and the St Pius X award for her many years of service including being Religious Education Coordinator.

Jackie taught Bridge at OLLI as well as being an avid player. She enjoyed attending The Metropolitan Opera and Carnegie Hall. She gardened, picked berries and made jam. She loved trialing new recipes and serving friends the results. Her fondness of dogs led her to dog sitting. Never without her Rosary Beads, she prayed daily with the 3rd Glorious Mystery being her favorite.

 
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Howard K. Weber

November 13, 2021 |

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

Howard K. Weber, of North Huntingdon, died Monday November 8, 2021. He was a son of the late William and Katherine (Domiano) Weber and was also preceded in death by his brothers William, Kerry, and Frederick W. Weber. Howard retired as Principal of Woodland Hills High School and was a former Wrestling coach at Greensburg and Churchill High Schools.. He was also a Marine veteran and retired from the Marine Corps as a Master Gunny Sergeant.

He was Commandant of both the Mon Valley Leathernecks and Marine Corps League. Howard was a founding member of Rescue 8 Ambulance, North Huntingdon and served as a Norwin School Board director for over 29 years.

 
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Peter Nicora

November 13, 2021 |

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

Peter Nicora, 84, of McKeesport, passed away Friday, November 12, 2021at home. He was born March 4, 1937 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Peter G. and Mary (Gavrus) Nicora. Peter worked at the former US Steel National Tube Works and also worked for the United Steelworkers Union. He was a member of Beulah Park United Methodist Church and the Eleventh Ward Welfare Association. Peter served in the US Army.

 
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Adam J. Toth

November 13, 2021 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Adam “A.T.” Joseph Toth, 38 of Jefferson Hills, formerly of Clairton, passed away on Friday, November 12, 2021. He was born at UPMC Magee Women’s Hospital in Pittsburgh on January 27, 1983, to Daniel J. and Audrey L. (Inks) Toth of Clairton. Adam was the loving husband of 12 years to Krystal M. (Vigliotti) Toth of Jefferson Hills, formerly of Clairton. He is survived by his parents Daniel and Audrey, his wife Krystal, and his son Liam J. Toth. He is also survived by his brother Nathan Toth of Clairton as well as many aunts, uncles, nephews, cousins, and his paternal grandparents Joseph and Fredericka Toth of Donora, formerly of Clairton. Further survivors include his 2 beloved dogs, Kittie and Khloe. Other survivors are his brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, and his father and mother-in-law Ronald and Susan Vigliotti. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Samuel Inks, Sr. and Audrey Inks. Adam worked as a contamination worker at the Bettis Atomic Plant for 12 years. He enjoyed 3D printing, creating and listening to music, hunting, and acquiring collector’s items. Family and friends will be received on Tuesday, November 16, 2021, from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th St, Clairton, PA 15025. Burial will occur at Round Hill Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers his family requests donations be made to the funeral home to start a fund for his son Liam’s education. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

The family requests that masks be worn for consideration of those who are at risk.

 


Patricia “Trisha” Kowalski

November 13, 2021 |

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

Patricia “Trisha” Kowalski, age 68, of White Oak, died on Friday, November 12, 2021. She was born in McKeesport on June 30, 1953 and is the daughter of the late John and Helen Kolibas Mulac. 

 
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Henry Giammario

November 12, 2021 |

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

Henry J. Giammario, age 97 of Greenock, passed away on Friday, November 12, 2021 at Concordia of Monroeville.  Born November 24, 1923 in West Newton, he was a son of the late Joseph and Florence (DiSantis) Giammario.  A US Army Staff Sergeant during World War II, Henry served in Normandy, France and Germany.  He retired from Equibank where he was a Trust Officer for over 25 years.  He was a member of Mary, Mother of God Parish and the Croatian Fraternal Union, Lodge 146 of Versailles.  Henry is survived by his wife Dorothy (Kisan) Giammario; his daughters Deborah Monaco of Plum Boro, Pamela (Jim) Jeltema of Bellebrook, OH, and Beth (Gregory) Smith of Indian Rocks Beach, FL; his four grandchildren; his one great grandson; his three step grandchildren; his five step great grandchildren; and also nieces and nephews. 

 
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Irene H. Vockley

November 12, 2021 |

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

Irene H. Vockley, 92 of West Mifflin, died Nov. 11, 2021.  She is the daughter of the late Frank and Elizabeth Czap and beloved wife of the late Michael Vockley.  She is survived by her daughters Diane Vockley and Linda (Daniel) Baughman; grandchildren Nicholas (Breann) Baughman, Kimberly Baughman and Michael Baughman and great grandchildren Harper Rose and Brooks Michael.  Funeral arrangements by Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne.

 


Margaret Lois Benty

November 12, 2021 |

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

Margaret Lois Benty, 79, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, November 12, 2021 at her home.  She was born, March 3, 1942 in Albany, NY, daughter of the late Charles and Bertha Tenney.  Prior to her retirement, Margaret was an aide at Baldock Healthcare Center and enjoyed gardening and cooking for her family.  She is survived by her husband, Gerald Benty; daughters, Sandra Queen and her husband, Keith, Carla Morrison and her husband, Tim and Christina Duran and her dog, Bella; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandson.  Friends will be received from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Josephine Panek

November 12, 2021 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

  Josephine Panek, 101, of Glassport, died Nov. 11, 2021 peacefully at home, surrounded by her family.  She is the daughter of the late Val and Salamina Karnash and wife of the late John Panek.  She is survived by her sons John Panek and William Panek; daughter Loretta (Bob) Lee; grandchildren Robert (Sherrie) Lee, Lisa (John) Dolinar, Greg (Maria) Lee , John (Kelly) Lee, Kristie Panek and Vanessa Panek; great grandchildren Robert (Caty) Lee, Marcy (Tim) Smith, Jenna (Tyler) Berger, Morgan Dolinar, Nicholas Lee and Amanda Lee; great great grandchildren Brynn and Ethan; also and nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by brothers Val, Joe and Stanley Karnash and sisters Blanche Pasinski and Helen Michalowicz.  Josephine was a member of St. Joachim and Anne Parish. She loved polka music, making pierogies and visiting the casinos. Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport on Sun. from 1 to 3 and 5 to 7.  A funeral mass will be held Mon. 10:00 am at Queen of the Rosary Church with Father Miroslaus Wojcicki.  Interment following St. Mary's Polish Cemetery.

 


Eleanor Elizabeth "Betty" Cwiek

November 12, 2021 |

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

Eleanor Elizabeth "Betty" Cwiek, age 91, of McKeesport, died November 10, 2021, at home.  Born December 11, 1929, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Martin Cwiek and Anna Zebrowski.
Betty received her Bachelor's Degree from Seton Hill University and then Duke University for her internship.  She was a registered dietitian and head dietitian at Divine Providence Hospital.  At the hospital, she always enjoyed her interactions with the Steelers players who were there for treatment.

 
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Daniel S. Vrabel

November 11, 2021 |

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

Daniel S. Vrabel, age 70, of Elizabeth Twp., died November 9, 2021. Born September 15, 1951, in Clairton, PA, he was the son of the late Albert J. and  Ann Carole (Humenik) Vrabel and the husband of Sally (Evans) Kail.
Daniel was a graduate of Clairton High School, received his Bachelor's Degree from Duquesne University, and a Master's Degree in Education from Tennessee State. He was a Radiologic Engineer for Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory. He also worked as a Russian translator and was an accomplished guitarist. Once retired, he and Sally moved to Tennessee where spent his free time playing tennis for a league, and was known for having a high amateur rating. Daniel also enjoyed golfing and spending time with friends, family and beloved dog Rosie.
Daniel is survived by his siblings, Victor, Vivian, Carole, Therese, Albert, Valerie, Paul,Celeste, Clare; and many nieces, nephews, including Derek Vrabel, a nephew with whom Daniel was very close.
In addition to his parents, Daniel was also preceded in death by his brother, Tim Vrabel.
Arrangements were entrusted to Willig Funeral Home & Crematory.             
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com
Charles Danforth, Supervisor.

 


Elizabeth Anna Segedi

November 11, 2021 |

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

Elizabeth Anna Segedi, age 102 of Clairton and formerly of Washington, DC, passed away at home on Wednesday, November 10, 2021.   Born August 5, 1919 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Michael J. and Elizabeth (Miney) Segedi.  A 1937 graduate of Clairton High School, Elizabeth worked as a civil service employee within the Federal Government in Washington, DC from 1941 to 1978.  She began with one year for the IRS Income Tax Division, followed by 36 years with the US Coast Guard as a Visual Information Specialist for the Public Information Division.  She was a member of Triumph of the Holy Cross Parish and the former St. Paulinus Church in Clairton and the Catholic Daughters of America Court 212 of the District of Columbia.  She is survived by many nieces and nephews and, besides her parents, was preceded in death by her siblings Mary Segedi, John Szegedy, and Michael Segedi.  

 
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Audrey A. Yonek

November 11, 2021 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Audrey A. Yonek, 62, of Belle Vernon, died Nov. 10, 2021.  She is the daughter of the late Elmer T. Yonek and Doris (Tamock) Harmon.  She is survived by her daughter Theresa Brown; grandsons Cole and Seth Brown; siblings Ronald (Debbie) Yonek, Thomas Yonek, Christine Harmon, Eddie (Leslie) Yonek, Shelly Yonek and Ricki Yonek and step mother Joan Yonek; also many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her brother Elmer Michael Yonek.  Audrey was a wonderful and loving mother, sister and friend.  She would do anything for you.  She had a beautiful personality , loved talking hunting with her brothers and loved cooking with the ladies.  Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport on Tues. from 6 to 7, at which time a funeral service will be held.

 


Mary Vereb

November 10, 2021 |

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

Mary (Pastor) Vereb, 102, of Duquesne, died peacefully on Wednesday, November 3, 2021, in Eldercrest Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Munhall. Born on March 26, 1919, in Ironwood, Michigan, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Barbara (Adorjayn) Pastor. Beloved wife of the late John P. Vereb, she is survived a daughter, Barbara Vereb, three grandchildren, Jamie Bottesch (Charles Stemler), Robyn (Pamela) DeGuffroy, and James (Leslie) Bottesch, and five great grandchildren, Kasi (Stefan) Bleakney, Ethan Bottesch, Morgan Bottesch, Riley Bottesch, and Naia Bottesch, and nieces and nephews.  Besides her parents and husband she was also preceded in death by a daughter, Arlene Bottesch and two brothers, Frank and Michael Pastor.

Family and friends will be received from 3-8 P.M. on Friday November 12, 2021, in the William S. Skovranko Memorial Home, Inc., 828 Richford Street, Duquesne. A Blessing in the Memorial Home on Saturday, November 14, 2021 at 9:30 A.M. will be followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 A.M. in Holy Name Church of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish with Rev. Daniel Sweeney as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Elias Cemetery, West Mifflin.

 
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Bernice E. Guskowski

November 10, 2021 |

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

Bernice E. Guskowski, age 91, formerly of West Mifflin, passed away on November 9, 2021. Born in Duquesne, on May 13, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Felix and Amelia (Kristipitis) Guskowski. She is survived by her daughter, Lorraine “Lori” Dickman of Lawrence, PA, and Nieces and Nephews. She was predeceased by brothers and sisters Albert Pranitis, Mary Green, Raymond Guskowski and Alberta Shrope. A graveside service will be held at St. Casimir Cemetery, Castle Shannon, on Friday, November 12, 2021, at 10:00 a.m., with Rev. Thomas Lewandowski, officiating. 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.

 


Patrick Burow

November 10, 2021 |

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

Patrick Burow, age 54, of Versailles, died on Tuesday, November 9, 2021. He was born in Norfolk, Virginia on November 22, 1966 and is the son of the late Ray Burow and Rita Padgett Burow McCarthy. He was a heavy equipment operator for Atlas Services Corporation in Washington, PA. He also served in the Naval Reserves for many years.

 
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Robert Michael "Mike" Good

November 10, 2021 |

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

Robert Michael "Mike" Good, 65, of Mount Pleasant, passed away Monday, November 8, 2021.  Mike was born May 25, 1956 in Pittsburgh and was the son of the late Vaughn Weaver Good, Jr. and Alta Dale (Hampshire) Good. He was a US Air Force Veteran and worked for many years as a pressman and printer for Minuteman Press in Greensburg and his own business, the former Good Printing, also in Greensburg. Mike was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed doing both in Tionesta, PA. He was a loving father and grandfather. He also enjoyed playing guitar and had a great sense of humor. He will be missed.

 
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Emilene D. Homa

November 10, 2021 |

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

Emilene D. Homa, 91, of Elizabeth Township, passed away, Monday, November 8, 2021. She was born May 11, 1930 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Vasil and Anna (Kurta) Feruck. She was the wife of the late Samuel M. Homa who passed away May 30, 2019. She was a member of Dormition of the Holy Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox Church, McKeesport, and Duquesne VFW Ladies Auxiliary. 

 
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Ronald L. Van Fossen

November 09, 2021 |

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

Ronald L. Van Fossen, age 82, of Elizabeth, passed away on Monday, November 8, 2021 at Jefferson Hospital. He retired as a high school math teacher in the Canon-McMillian School District, where he was a former head coach for the baseball team. He was also a former head coach for a team in the Daily News League and an American Legion team. He was a member of St. Joachim and Anne Parish, St. Michael Church in Elizabeth Twp. Born April 16, 1939 in Bunola, he was a son of the late Harry E. and Stella M. (Cheskawich) Van Fossen. He is survived by his siblings, Arlene Van Fossen, Nancy (Larry) Boal, William (Maryanne) Van Fossen and Dennis (Roslyn) Van Fossen, all of Elizabeth; also, cousins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brother, Harry Van Fossen Jr. No visitation is planned. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Thursday, November 11, 2021 at 11 AM in St. Michael Church with the Rev. Thomas A. Wagner officiating. EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT THE CHURCH. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Barbara J. Santucci

November 09, 2021 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

 

Barbara J. (Whigham) Santucci, 65 of Glassport, loving wife, aunt, mum, grandma, and great grandma, passed away Monday, Nov. 8, 2021, after a brief illness.  She is the daughter of the late Richard and Louanna (Cramer) Whigham.  Before her retirement, she had been a special education teacher and favorite morning waitress at the Glassport Diner.  She was a member of Sampson Mills Presbyterian Church in White Oak and a member of the Lady Auxillary Legion Post No. 433, Glassport.  Barb truly loved and enjoyed her family and pets.  She owned cats and dogs over the years, and her most recent pride and joy was her boxer, Rocky.  She loved family vacations and was the first to ask about family holiday meals.  She appreciated each family member's unique personality.  The role of an aunt, grandma and great grandma was very important to her.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Bob "Tuch" Santucci.  She is survived by her sisters Pat (the late Lawrence) Trich and Bonnie (Sam) Gouker; step children Shanan Anderson, Dana Santucci and Kristy Thompson; step grandchildren Lenny, Maylin and Darren Vargo and Karlee, CJ and Shelby Thompson; step great grandhild Bentlee; nieces Jennifer (Vince), Teresa (Andy), Amber and Alexis; nephew Michael (Ashley); great nieces and nephews Amanda, Elianna, Isabella, Mikey and Kailey and many cousins who will all miss her dearly.  Friends will be received at the Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport on Thurs. from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8.  Additional visitation will be held Friday morning from 9-10am at the funeral home, followed by a funeral service will be held Fri. at 11:00 am at the Sampson Mills Presbyterian Church, 1665 Lincoln Way, White Oak Pa 15131. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions to either Hillman Cancer Center or Guardian Angel Medical Service Dogs.

 


Rose Marie Banko

November 09, 2021 |

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

Rose Marie Banko, age 88 of McKeesport, passed away on Saturday, November 6, 2021 in Transitions Health Center, North Huntingdon.  Born December 28, 1932 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Klisanin) Krznaric.  Besides her parents, Rose Marie was also preceded in death by her husband Milton H. "Herb" Banko and her siblings: Caroline Kasunich, Fannie Cindric, Michael and Charles Krznaric, Daisy Kramer, Emma Schneider, and Frank and Joseph Krznaric.  She is survived by her sister Mary Scott of Monroeville and many nieces and nephews.  There is no visitation scheduled for Rose Marie. 

 
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Curtis Eugene Ramsey

November 08, 2021 |

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

Curtis Eugene Ramsey, 62 of Port Vue passed away at home, Saturday November 6, 2021. He was born November 1, 1959 in Clairton and was the son of the late Joseph E. Ramsey, Jr. and of Florence (Coughenour) Ramsey of Clairton. Curtis was a US Marine Veteran where he received his Rifle Marksman Badge, the Good Conduct Medal and was also a cook for 3 years. Curtis worked numerous jobs throughout his lifetime. He was a salesman for Comcast, but a lot of people knew him as Mr. C, the TV Man. During the pandemic, Curtis enjoyed delivering meals for the Food Bank and always left a surprise on your porch. 

 
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Patricia "Patti" Gibbons

November 08, 2021 |

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

Former Duquesne resident, Patricia “Patti” Gibbons, 66, of White Oak, passed away unexpectedly on November 7, 2021. Born March 17, 1955, she was the daughter of the late William and Patricia (Cloonan) Gibbons, of Duquesne. Preceded in death by her husband William “Bill” Lutz and brother William “Gibby” Gibbons, she is survived by her children, Michelle Frizzi of West Mifflin and Michael (Lisa) Frizzi of North Huntingdon. Patti was sister to Jo (Jack) Znavor, Mary (Jim) Bick, James “Gibby” Gibbons, Maggie (late “Cookie”) Chiponis and Colleen (Tom) Washko. She was a beloved aunt to many nieces and nephews. Patti retired from Liberty Distribution, in West Mifflin. She appreciated life and her retirement with family and friends. Without a doubt, Patti had a love for lottery tickets and shopping, was an avid reader of novels, loved watching the Steelers, and enjoying a light beer in the sun! She was known for her homemade dishes, which she shared with family and prepared for numerous charity events. Patti’s generosity and thoughtfulness will be missed by all, as her gifts were always from the heart. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 10, 2021, from 6-8 p.m. and Thursday, November 11, 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 Service will be held on Thursday, at 7:30 p.m., with Rev. Thomas Lewandowski, officiating. The family of Patti Gibbons extends their gratitude to all involved in her care at McKeesport Hospital.

 


August Gabris

November 08, 2021 |

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

August Gabris, age 94, of McKeesport, died October 29, 2021, at Sycamore Estates.  Born March 7, 1927, in Snowden, he was the son of the late Joseph and Stella (McMillen) Gabris.  
August retired from U.S. Steel and also had a side business in roofing, siding, and painting.
August is survived by a son, Gary (Sheila Wallace) Gabris.  He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Sandra Feltz.
Family and friends will be received at Willig Funeral Home & Crematory on Saturday, November 13, 2021, from noon until the time of the memorial service at 1 p.m.  Condolences and memories may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com.
Charles Danforth, Supervisor.

 


James P. Kilroy

November 08, 2021 |

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

James P. Kilroy, age 62, of Duquesne, formerly of McKeesport, died November 4, 2021, at Washington Hospital.  Born May 27, 1959, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Jack Kilroy and raised by his mother and loving stepfather Alfred and Louise (Gallagher) Belpuliti.
James enjoyed oil painting, playing the drums, and cooking.
He is survived by children, Nicole Sirvent and Lacey; Grandchildren Jayden Sirvent, and Landen Ballard, siblings, Donnie (Louann) White, of AZ, Linda (Bill) Schneider, of SC, Kathy (Butch) Toth, of McKeesport, Peggy (Arthur) Williams, of McKeesport, Jackie (Carl) Benko, of Liberty Borough, and Lamont (Courtney) Belpuliti, of Glassport and many nieces and nephews. Arrangements were entrusted to Willig Funeral Home & Crematory.  Condolences and memories may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com.
Charles Danforth, Supervisor.

 


Dana M. DeCecco

November 08, 2021 |

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

Dana Michael DeCecco, 72, of Pittsburgh, passed away Saturday, November 6, 2021.  He was born, March 11, 1949.  Dana was a free spirited proud Marine, jack-of-all trades, including contractor, painter, CTA and author.  Dana was also known as "Hammer", Pit Master, Karaoke King and captain of his ship by his friends at Yough Lake.  Dana was preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Dorothy DeCecco of Wilkins Township; sister, Donna; and spouse, Rebecca.  He is survived by his three step children, Michelle, Angela and Robert; and one "princess" and several other grandchildren; siblings, Dennis (Robinn), Don Jr. (Janiene), Doreen (Thomas) Pasternak), Denise Gray; and many nieces and nephews.  Friends will be received from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  A funeral service will follow at 1 p.m.  Interment in Good Shepherd Cemetery, Monroeville, PA.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Mary B. Prokop

November 07, 2021 |

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

Mary B. Prokop, age 94 of Elizabeth Twp. and formerly of Clairton, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 6, 2021 in Abode Care of Monroeville.  Born September 11, 1927 in Pittsburgh, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Krajrajnak) Bartko.  Mary was a member of Sts. Joachim and Anne Parish - St. Michael's Church in Elizabeth Twp., the former St. Joseph's Parish in Clairton, and its Christian Mothers Guild.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband George Prokop, who passed away July 11, 1991, and her siblings Frank Yantek and Anne Orenyak.  Mary is survived by her sons Thomas (Dolly) Prokop of Elizabeth Twp. and Robert (Jo Carol) Prokop of Martinsburg, WV; her grandsons Thomas (Melissa) Prokop of Laytonsville, MD and Daniel (Natalie) Prokop of Allison Park; and her great-grandchildren: Madeline, Matthew, Meredith, Joseph, Nadia, and Petra.  

 
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Thomas C. Lapsley

November 05, 2021 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Thomas C. Lapsley, 94, of Glassport died Nov. 5, 2021. He is the son of the late Thomas and Vivian (Ryckman) Lapsley and beloved husband of the late Corrine Lapsley. He was preceded in death by sons William and Paul.  He is survived by his sons Thomas D. (Karin) Lapsley, Daniel (Darcia Narvaez) Lapsley, David (Joanne) Lapsley, John (Laurie) Lapsley, Raymond (Monica) Lapsley and Ronald (Shona) Lapsley; grandchildren Sarah (Robert) Wysocki, Vanessa Lapsley, Joseph (Shea) Lapsley, William (Tricia) Lapsley, Cara Lapsley, Katie (Sean) Jackson, Matt Bell, Amber (Nick Toner) Lapsley, Jake Bell, Amanda Lapsley, Emily Bell, Shane Lapsley and Christian Lapsley; great grandchildren Abby, Megan, Alex, Jarek, Reagan, Mason and Jack; sister Eleanor Frawley; ;also nieces and nephews. Tom was retired from US Steel Irvin Works; was a member of St. Joachim and Anne Parish; St. Vincent DePaul Society and served in the US Navy.  Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport on Sun. from 6p to 8p.  A funeral mass will be held Mon. 10:00 am at Queen of the Rosary Church with Father Miroslaus Wojcicki.  Interment following Round Hill Cemetery.

 


Joseph John Zajdel

November 05, 2021 |

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

Joseph John Zajdel, age 89, of McKeesport, died November 4, 2021, at St. Anne Home.  Born December 28, 1931, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Antonio and Apolonia (Yerkey) Zajdel and husband of the late Annabelle Zajdel.  
Joe, or Jozius as the family called him, proudly served in the U.S. Air Force from 1951-1977, earning the rank of Technical Sergeant.  He was a member of the PNA Lodge #352, the 11th Ward Club, the Croatian Club in McKeesport, and Mary, Mother of God Parish.  Joseph was an avid fisherman who spent summers at his fishing camp. He loved all sports, played on senior leagues, and always had a television tuned to a game. He traveled the world during his military career and in retirement.

 
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Patricia L. Haddock

November 05, 2021 |

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

Patricia L. Haddock, 84, of Sutersville, passed away Thursday, November 4, 2021 at Allegheny General Hospital.  She was born, January 5, 1937 in Gratztown, a daughter of the late Walter and Margaret (George) Farmer.  Patricia was a member of Calvin Presbyterian Church, and enjoyed cooking, bird watching, spending time with her grandchildren and was an animal lover.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Robert, Gary and Walter Farmer; and sister, Shirley Schwab. She is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, William Haddock; sons, William (Ferne), Eugene, and Rodney (Robin); brother, Eugene (Louise ) Farmer; sisters, Helen (Gary) DeBarr, Donna (Robert) Farkas; grandchildren, Jessica (Chuck) Henson, Lucas Haddock, Derek (Erin) Haddock, Chelsea (Jonny) Blair, Kaitlin (Connor) Proctor, Dylan Haddock, Evan Haddock, Olivia Haddock; and nine great-grandchildren.   Friends will be received from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. on Sunday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  A funeral service will be held on Monday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment to follow in West Newton Cemetery.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Joyce Irene Philipp

November 05, 2021 |

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

Joyce Irene Philipp, age 53, of Harrisburg, died October 27, 2021, at Ortenzio Heart Center, of Camp Hill, PA. Born September 28, 1968, in Jeannette, she was the daughter of the late Edward Otto and Alice Marie (Harvey) Philipp.
Joyce was an in-home caregiver before her disability would no longer allow her to do so. She enjoyed cooking and sharing recipes on her Facebook page. Joyce found her true happiness in spending time with her grandchildren.
She is survived by her children, Ashley Marie Philipp and April Nicole Brown of Harrisburg; grandchildren, Edward and Ember Rose; sisters, Julie (Bryan) Inks of Somerset, and Donna (Jason) Weighley of Pittsburgh; also nieces and nephews.
Arrangements were entrusted to Willig Funeral Home & Crematory.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com.
Chuck Danforth, Supervisor

 


John B. Pagani

November 05, 2021 |

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

John B. Pagani, 93, of Monroeville, formerly of East McKeesport, died Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021. Husband of the late Evelyn (Ganoe) Pagani and beloved companion of Helen Wilson. Father of Steve J. Pagani, Jean M. Pagani, and the late Fred Pagani.  Brother of the late Josephine Pagani, the late Eleanor VanHalanger, and the late Neil Pagani.  Uncle of Valerie (Doug) Warning, David (Michele) VanHalanger, and the late Richard (Marilyne) VanHalanger. Friends were received at James F. Kutch Funeral Homes & Crematory, 433 Lincoln Highway, East McKeesport, PA 15035.

 


James L. Butler

November 05, 2021 |

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

James L. Butler, 57, died November 3, 2021. Friends will be received from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021 at Macedonia Baptist Church, 17 Cochran St., Duquesne, PA 15110, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, November 8, 2021. Arrangements are in charge of Robert A. Waters Funeral Home Inc.

 


Raymond F. Myers

November 04, 2021 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

Raymond F. Myers, 80, of North Huntingdon, formerly of McKeesport, died Monday, November 1, 2021 in Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg.  Born in McKeesport, December 9, 1940, he was the son of the late Woodrow and Martha E. Filson Myers and the husband of the late Nila Pearson Myers.  A retired banker with First Commonwealth Bank, he was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Irwin, a member of the board of directors of the McKeesport Regional History and Heritage Center, and served as an elder at the former Central Presbyterian Church of McKeesport.  A graduate of McKeesport High School, he earned his master’s degree at Duquesne University.  He is survived by his son, Scott (Ann) Myers of North Huntingdon, his daughter, Laurie (Stephen) Junker of North Huntingdon, 5 grandchildren, Adam, Alex, Eric, Brett, and Grace, and by his sister, Karen (Terry) Hammer of Huntington Beach, CA.

 
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Richard "Rick" Voytko

November 04, 2021 |

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

 

Richard "Rick"Voytko, 71, passed away peacefully at his home in Monessen, on Tuesday, November 2, 2021. Son of the late John and L. Jeanne Voytko, of West Mifflin. Rick was preceded in death by his brother, John ‘Jay’ Voytko. He is survived by and will be missed dearly by his sisters Paula (Joe) Bresnei, of Glenshaw, and Jeanne (Ron) Dyer of Volo, IL, several nieces, nephews, grandnieces/nephews and a loving circle of friends. Rick graduated from West Mifflin North High School in 1968. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Robert Morris University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Services; and earned his Master’s Degree of Education at the University of Pittsburgh majoring in Psychology and Sociology.

 
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Lowell T. Greene

November 04, 2021 |

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

Lowell T. Greene, 81 of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital. He was born June 12, 1940 in Lenoir, North Carolina a son of the late John and Vonnie Sturgill Greene. Prior to his retirement, Lowell was employed as a trouble shooter by Verizon. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, a member of North Huntingdon VFW Post 781, Jacktown Ride and Hunt Club and was an avid golfer.

 
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Christina “Chrissy” Bocan

November 04, 2021 |

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

Christina “Chrissy” Bocan, May 15, 1974-November 1, 2021. Chrissy Bocan was a powerful free spirit that valued her loved ones above all else. She was passionate about doing the right thing, helping those in need, and embracing life fully. Chrissy is survived by her mother, Anita Bocan, of North Huntingdon, PA, her brother Mike Bocan of Mt. Pleasant, PA, her son Hudson Fairclough-Stewart, of Concord, NH, her boyfriend David Fresch of North Huntingdon, PA, and countless loving friends, as well as her cousins, uncles, and aunts. She was preceded in death by her father George Bocan.

 
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Alice M. Beard

November 03, 2021 |

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

Alice M. Beard, age 78, of McCandless Twp., formerly of North Huntingdon, died on Monday, November 1, 2021. She was born in McKeesport on June 13, 1943 and is the daughter of the late Elmer and Helen Haughey Beard.  After earning her Master’s Degree, she was employed as a Chemist at the VA Hospital in Witchita, Kansas.

 
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Joseph Glagola

November 03, 2021 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

 

Joseph Glagola (Mr. G), 90, of Glassport died Nov. 3, 2021.  He is the son of the late Charles and Helen Glagola.  He is survived by his beloved wife Gloria (Canelle) Glagola; son Paul (Donna) Glagola; grandchildren, whom he adored, Samantha (Douglas) Nicholas and Dr. Cameron (Caitlin) Glagola; great grandchildren Connor and Cole Nicholas and Cooper Glagola and sister Julia "Jay" Shaffer.  He was preceded in death by his son Joseph John Glagola.  Joe was retired from National Tube; was a member of St. Mary's Russian Orthodox Church.  He was an avid hunter; a handyman, who could fix anything; loved motorcycles and his candy and was a huge Pittsburgh sports fan.  Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport on Mon. from 2 to 4 and 5 to 7.  A funeral blessing will be held Tues. 10:00 am at the funeral home.  Interment following Grandview Cemetery.

 


Timothy R. "Timmy" Beal Jr.

November 03, 2021 |

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

Timothy R. “Timmy” Beal Jr., age 33, of Washington, PA, passed away on "All Souls Day," November 2, 2021. Born in McKeesport, on November 3, 1987, he is the son of Sharon (Denne) Beal of Elizabeth Twp. and the late Timothy R. Beal Sr. He was a pizza maker at Olive Oil Pizza in Washington, PA, a member of Legacy Recovery Church, in Washington, enjoyed drums, skateboarding, fishing and motorcycle riding and was a strong advocate of Narcotics Anonymous. Timmy lost his battle with drug addiction the day before his 34th birthday. Besides his mother, he is survived by brother and sisters MaryBeth (Derek) Pero of Elizabeth Twp., Ian Galik of West Mifflin and Lauren Galik of West Mifflin; his Aunt, Uncles, Cousins, Nieces and Nephews; and his beloved tortoise, Bindi. He was the grandson of the late Carl “Buck”  and Rosemary Denne and the late George and Betty Beal.

 
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David Richard Williams, Jr.

November 03, 2021 |

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

David Richard Williams, Jr., 13, was born January 2, 2008 in Pittsburgh, PA.  He was the beloved son of David Richard Williams, Sr. and Audrey D. Hampton. The Lord called David home on October 25, 2021. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Betty Williams.  

Dave, as he was affectionately called, attended Minadeo and Sunnyside Elementary School. More recently, he was a student at the Pioneer School. Dave loved music, cheesecake, and plenty of good food. If it had wheels, he claimed it as his own! Jokes were a part of his day; he loved to tell jokes and was a constant jokester; we were playing “would you rather” on the bus he was asked if he would rather be the president or a chicken he responded “chicken.” His auntie Adama, was his heart, and just the mention of her name and hearing her voice brought a beautiful smile to his face. David loved to flirt and steal your phone to take selfies and random photos of whoever was with him. Shaun his older brother was Dave’s protector and constant in his life.

 
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Ronald Sterling Chavis

November 03, 2021 |

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

Legendary, lyrical, and loved, Ron Chavis, 69, the iconic voice of Pittsburgh and nationwide radio, peacefully went home to the Lord on October 8, 2021.

Nicknamed  “Rockin’ Ron” by famed rocker Norm Nardini, Ron began his more than four-decade radio and voice-acting career while a journalism and communications student at Pittsburgh’s Point Park University. “I stumbled into radio,” said Ron during a 2008 interview with All Access, the web’s largest radio and music industry community. “My first week at college I bumped into a childhood friend who was working at the school station. I visited there and it’s been radio ever since.”

From college Ron was recruited to 102.5 FM WDVE, where he not only learned the art of “working a mic” but also became the country’s first full time Black radio host at a major market rock station. With the help of Ron’s seductive voice, which captivated audiences and transcended racial divides, WDVE became the most successful FM radio station in Pittsburgh throughout the 1970s.

During the 70s, Ron also graced the airwaves at Pittsburgh’s 104.7 FM WYDD, where he was radio host and radio/television commercial producer before leaving the station to join major market FM WKLS in Atlanta and, later, KZOK, Seattle’s classic rock station.

 
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Jean P. "Patsy" Karlovski

November 02, 2021 |

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

Jean P. “Patsy” Karlovski, age 93, formerly of West Mifflin, passed away on October 9, 2021. Born in Duquesne on June 6, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Ann (Roba) Gaca. She was a former cafeteria worker for the West Mifflin School District, a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish-St. Hedwig Church, a member of the former West Mifflin Annex Senior Citizens and NARFE. Beloved wife of 63 years to the late Wasil Karlovski, she is the mother of Judith (Chris) Stokes of McKeesport and Susan (Dean) Clemons of West Mifflin; grandmother of Sam Clemons, Beth (William) Maha and late Jason (Darci survives) Stokes; great grandmother of Jonathan and Julia Clemons, Ethan and Allison Stokes and Colby Maha; sister of Bernadette Krausa, Cathy Kuhns and late Christine Hokaj. There is no visitation. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial was held at Holy Name Church of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish. Arrangements entrusted to MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE,  15110, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER, SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER, FUNERAL DIRECTOR.

 


Ada D. Kinney

November 02, 2021 |

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

Ada D. Kinney, age 91, of Wilkinsburg, passed away on Monday, November 1, 2021, at home.  Born in Swissvale, on August 5, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Josephine (Lombardi) D’Elia. She was a retired Yard Clerk from Conrail. Ada is the mother of Georgia Kinney of Swissvale, Joseph Kinney of Cecil, Della Scott of Simpsonville, SC, Amy Susan (Brian) Ruff of Durham, NC and the late Thomas Kinney and late Amy Louise Kinney; grandmother of Justina Sparling, Caprice Sparllng, Bryton Sparling, Levi (Emily) Ruff, Christiaan Ruff, Brian “Prescott” Ruff, and Eva (Anthony) Penninger; great grandmother of Julia Ruff, Harmony Ruff, and Levi Daniel Ruff; and predeceased by sisters, Mary (late Tony) Merolillo, Jennie McClain, Josephine Tucak and Teresa Baklarz. There is no visitation. A private family service will be held at a future date. Arrangements entrusted to the MALOY-SCHELIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 15110, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER, SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER, FUNERAL DIRECTOR.

 


Mark John Gasparovic

November 02, 2021 |

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

Mark John Gasparovic, 73, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Tuesday, November 2, 2021. He was born July 12, 1948 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Mark John Gasparovic and the late Anna (Sinichak) Gasparovic Scarpari. He was a member of Dormition of the Holy Virgin Russian Orthodox Church, McKeesport and was church treasurer for 50 years. Mark was a retired Math and Science Teacher in the Belle Vernon Area School District and was also a member of the Belle Vernon Education Association. He loved family gatherings, reminiscing, biking and tennis.

 
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Dennis Charles Cooper

November 02, 2021 |

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

Dennis Charles Cooper, 74, originally of Port Vue, passed away at his home in Myrtle Beach, SC, on October 27, 2021. He is survived by his mother, Normagee Cooper, of Port Vue; former wife and still best friend, Mary Ellen Cooper, of North Huntingdon; loving daughters, Tracey Maiolo (Vince), of Level Green, Melissa Cooper (Hitesh Soneji), of San Francisco, Carolyn Cooper, of Key West, and Dyanne Carpenter (Erik), of Stafford; grandchildren, Kirin and Kai Soneji and Sophia and Rose Carpenter, who were the absolute lights of his life.
He is preceded in death by his father, John Cooper, and sister, Sharon “Sissy” Cooper.

 
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James "Jim" M. David

November 02, 2021 |

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

James "Jim" M. David, age 67 of Clairton, passed away on Thursday, October 28, 2021, at Jefferson Hospital.  Born August 27, 1954 in Elizabeth, PA, he was a son of the late Arthur B. and Nan (Phillips) David.  He is survived by his wife Elaine A. (Homa) David.  A former loader for U.S. Steel, Jim was a member of Queen of the Rosary Church, Glassport and the Holy Name Society.  Jim was also a former member of the Clairton Auxiliary Police, Sinnemahoning Sportsman's Club, Clairton Sportsman's Club, and the National Rifle Association.  He is survived by his brother, Dr. Robert (Sherry) David of Brentwood; his nieces and nephews, his godchildren; Dr. Katherine J. Barnett, Megan Weber, Daniel Barnett, and Alex Hodinko, his cousin, Terry Phillips, and good friend, Kenny Moon.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by siblings, Evan, Art, and Beatrice. A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, November 5, 2021 at 10 AM in Sts. Joachim and Anne Parish -Queen of the Rosary Church, Glassport. Arrangements done by the A.J. Bekavac Funeral Home, Clairton, 555 Fifth Street, Clairton, PA 15025, 412-233-5700. www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Lauro Knight

November 02, 2021 |

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

Lauro Knight, age 91, of  McKeesport, PA, died October 30, 2021. Born February 28, 1930, in Cedar Springs, AL, he was the son of the late Richard and Katherine (Shorter) Knight and the husband of the late Azzie (Jackson) Knight.
Lauro was retired from the City of Pittsburgh, where he worked in the Sanitation department. He was a member of Union #178 Public Works. He spent his free time watching football and other sports. Lauro also enjoyed playing cards, trips to the casino, and watching old westerns.
Lauro is survived by sons, Ulysses Knight, Earl Knight, and "Eddie" James Knight; daughters, Donna Knight, Vivian (Paul) Ball, Vivin Mills, Katherine Parr, and Dorothy Knight; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren, brother, Richard Knight; also many nieces and nephews; and long time friend, Dorothy Cornish.

 
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Richard J. Gracik

November 02, 2021 |

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

Richard J. Gracik, 79, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, November 1, 2021 at Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville.  He was born, December 25, 1941 in Bronx, New York, a son of the late Joseph and Catherine (Krupa) Gracik.  Prior to his retirement, Richard was a steelworker for Bethlehem Steel.  He was a member of Calvary Church, Irwin and loved going shopping, cooking, caring for his wife and feeding the deer in his yard.  He is survived by his wife, Vera R. Diehl Beuten-Gracik; stepson, Jim Beuten and his wife, Cheryl; stepdaughter, Kathleen Kline and her husband, Harry; brothers, Vincent, David and Tom Gracik; grandchildren, Katie (David) Kikel, Jaclyn Beuten, Elizabeth (Kurt) Schmidt, Presley Rose and Oakley James Schmidt.  Friends will be received on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  A memorial service will follow in the funeral home chapel.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


William L. "Woody" Woodworth

November 02, 2021 |

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

William L. “Woody” Woodworth, age 74, of McKeesport, died October 31, 2021, at home. Born January 9, 1947, in McKeesport, Woody was a son of the late Lawrence and Louise (Kugler) Woodworth-Hickman. Woody retired as an electrician with 20 years of employment at the Westinghouse Atomic Plant.  He proudly served his country in Vietnam as a U.S. Marine and was a member of White Oak American Legion, Post #701. An enthusiast of 1950’s movies and all Westerns, he also enjoyed Pittsburgh Doo Wop concerts, watching all Pittsburgh sports teams, and building model vehicles. Woody loved his pets and animals of all kinds. The most important thing to Woody was the time he got to spend with his grandchildren and his weekly visits with his sister.

 
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Patricia Allshouse

November 02, 2021 |

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

Patricia Allshouse, age 89, of McKeesport, died on Monday, November 1, 2021. She was born in Butler on June 20, 1932 and is the daughter of the late Dr. Paul and Florence Hollobaugh Repper. She was the wife of the late Richard Vance Allshouse, who died on January 18, 2007. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Carnegie Mellon University and was a member of the Tri-Delta Sorority. Patricia was an amazing seamstress and a homemaker her entire life. She enjoyed gardening, designing her own greeting cards, cooking, and baking.

 
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James G. Wilson

November 02, 2021 |

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

James G. Wilson, age 73, of Lincoln, passed away on Monday, November 1, 2021 at home. He was a former clerk for the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board and a former Boy Scout. He was awarded the American Legion Youth Leadership Award for high school juniors being a Keystone Boys Stater. Born October 31, 1948 in Philadelphia, he was a son of the late James and Helen (Eggert) Wilson and husband of the late Pamela Jean Gordon Wilson. He is survived by siblings, the Rev. David D. (Gale) Wilson of Venetia and Marijane (Len) Bartkus of New Milford; nephew, Gregory (Amanda) Wilson of Cranberry; niece, Hannah (Harish) Sharma of Jersey City, NJ; and great-nieces and nephews, Matthew and Henry Wilson, and Aadhya and Avani Sharma. A Memorial Service will take place on Friday, November 5, 2021 at 1 PM in the Anglican Church of the Transfiguration in Elizabeth with the Rev. Karl J. Petterson officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Anglican Church of the Transfiguration, 206 South Third Avenue, Elizabeth, PA 15037. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Stanley T. Mitchell

November 02, 2021 |

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

Stanley T. Mitchell, age 69, of McKeesport, died October 27, 2021, at UPMC McKeesport. Born May 25, 1952, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Howard and Valerie (Mitchell) Mitchell and the husband of Renea (Naylor) Mitchell.

Stanley was a fun-loving family man. He enjoyed his free time spent fishing and watching baseball and basketball. He was also an avid Steeler's fan. Stanley served in the Marines during the Vietnam War.

Stanley is survived by his sons; Stanley D. Mitchell, Shelbe Mitchell, Jeremie Mitchell, Dane Mitchell, Lavelle Mitchell, and daughter; Jazmine Mitchell.  He is also survived by 29 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Along with his children and grandchildren, Stanley is survived by brothers; Howard Mitchell, Bertrum Mitchell, and Clyde Mitchell, and sisters; Etta Bull, Gail Mitchell, and Denise McCoy.

He was also preceded in death by his daughter; Natasha Demery, sister; Pamela Mitchell, and brother; Clifford Mitchell.

A Memorial Service will be held on December 4, 2021 at 1 p.m., at River City Church of Glassport. Memorial Contributions are suggested to River City Church of Glassport. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com.
Charles Danforth, Supervisor.

 


Harry Herbert Howard

November 02, 2021 |

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

Harry Herbert Howard, age 85 of Glassport, died October 30, 2021, at UPMC McKeesport. Born September 13, 1936, in Buffalo, NY, he was the son of the late Arthur Leroy and Ruth Louise (Geisler) Howard.

Harry retired as a truck driver after many years, then went back to work for Goodwill Industries. He was a United States Air Force veteran during peacetime. Harry was an artist, enjoying woodworking, creating clocks, sculptures, and gifts for his family. He was a loving, kind-hearted man who would do anything for anyone.

Harry is survived by his children, Patti (Eric) McGauley, Frank (Christina) Howard, Robert (Debra) Howard, Dennis Howard, and Ronald Howard; step-children, Tammy Mason, Tina Sullivan and Patricia Rice; 16 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; partner, Donna Dewalt; former wife, Kathy Howard; sister-in-law, Joy Howard, and nephew, Shaun Howard.

In addition to his parents, Harry was preceded in death by his brother Arthur and third wife, Sandy Howard.
Family and friends will be received at Willig Funeral Home & Crematory on Thursday, November 4, 2021, from 4 to 7 p.m.

Condolences and memories may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com Supervisor, Charles Danforth

 


George W. Will

November 01, 2021 |

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

 

George W. Will, age 89, of Gibsonia, formerly of Elizabeth Twp., died October 28, 2021, at the Good Samaritan Hospice House in Wexford.  Born June 7, 1932, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late William and Christine Will.  George served in the United States Army and was a Veteran of the Korean War.  He worked for the Plain Grove Sand & Gravel Company, where he was a Weigh Master.  He was a lifetime member of the Evangelical Congregational Church of McKeesport, an avid fisherman, a birdwatcher, and also was a volunteer with Meals on Wheels for 25 years. George is survived by a daughter, Melissa Dunn; cousins Dorothy Phillips, Norma Puckey, Vaughn Puckey, Jean Pope, George Will, and David Will. He was also preceded in death by an aunt, Christine (Gertrude) Will.  A memorial service will be held at Evangelical Congregational Church in McKeesport on Friday, November 5, 2021, at 11 a.m.  Arrangements were entrusted to Willig Funeral Home & Crematory.  Condolences and memories may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com. Memorial contributions are suggested to Evangelical Congregational Church 312 Olive St. McKeesport, PA 15132.
 Charles Danforth, Supervisor.

 


Dolores H. Radakovich

November 01, 2021 |

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

Dolores H. Radakovich, 98, died Friday October 29, 2021. She is the daughter of the late Joseph and Helen Wukoson. She is survived by her son Tom Radakovich; daughter-in-law Linda Radakovich; granddaughters Sara Caric and Julie Radakovich; great-granddaughter Eloise; and many loving relatives. She was preceded in death by beloved husband Sam Radakovich, and son Steven Radakovich. Dolores was a longtime member of St. Sava’s Serbian Orthodox Church. Friends received at the Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home Thursday 10am. A funeral blessing will be held at 11am. Interment following Jefferson Memorial Park.

 

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