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Jacqueline Jean Bell

December 31, 2021 |

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

Jacqueline Jean Bell, age 73, of West Mifflin died on Thursday, December 30, 2021.  She was born in Pittsburgh on October 15, 1948 and is the daughter of the late Stephen and Iva Harter Playso.

 
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Helen M. Urbanovich

December 31, 2021 |

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

Helen M. (Suslo) Urbanovich, age 98, of Forward Twp., passed away on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at The Residence at Hilltop. She was a member of St. Joachim and Anne Parish, St. Michael Church in Elizabeth Twp. Born October 24, 1923 in Clairton, she was a daughter of the late George and Anna (Vasil) Suslo and wife of the late Stanley A. Urbanovich. She is survived by daughter, Marlene (Robert) Suchy of Forward Twp.; son, Joseph (Marilou) Urbanovich of Jupiter, FL; grandchildren, Fr. Maximus "Brent" (Susianne) Urbanowicz, Beth Ann (Michael) Camp, Sara (Brian) Steimer, Julie (Jason) Milnes, Robb Urbanovich and Shelley (Eric) Gibson; great-grandchildren, Bianca, Natasha, Roman, Sophia, Abigail, Hannah and Trey; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by son, Stanley R. Urbanovich; sisters, Anna Sekeres, Mary Jenco and Margaret Suslo; and brothers, John Kohut and George Suslo. A private visitation and service was held in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth on Friday, December 31, 2021 with the Rev. Thomas A. Wagner officiating. Private interment in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Memorial contributions may be made to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, 1 North Linden Street, Duquesne, PA 15110. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Robert F. Recker, Jr.

December 30, 2021 |

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

Robert F. Recker, Jr., age 70, of North Huntingdon died Wednesday, December 29, 2021. He was born in Sherman, Texas on April 27, 1951 and is the son of the late Robert F. Recker, Sr. and Donna L. Robertson.

 
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Kelly A. Moffitt

December 30, 2021 |

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

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Kelly A. (Carroll) Moffitt, age 50, of McKeesport, died December 29, 2021, at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital.  Born August 18, 1971, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of George and Linda (Squire) Carroll.

Kelly was a 1989 graduate of Elizabeth Forward High School.  Growing up, she enjoyed time spent with family camping in Ligonier.  She was always at her son's sporting events, cheering them on and supporting them.  Once she became a grandmother, she would spend time watching and bonding with them in her home.

 
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Janet A. Zewe

December 30, 2021 |

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

Janet A. Zewe, age 62, of South Fayette Twp., formerly of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Monday, December 27, 2021 at home. She loved animals, especially her dog, Schmackey. Born August 12, 1959 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of Dolores E. (Lazar) Zewe of Elizabeth Twp. and the late James D. Zewe. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her sisters, Diane (Larry) Sebbens of Bethel Park and Jennifer (Tony) Hutskow of Elizabeth Twp.; brother, James T. (Connie) Zewe of Elizabeth Twp.; nieces, Nanette (Gary) DeSanzo, Lexi Hutskow, Jamie (Shane) Mudron, Carly (Dustin) Wyne and Cassi Goucher; and nephews, Luke and Jake Sebbens. A private visitation and service was held in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth on Thursday, December 30, 2021, with the Rev. Thomas A. Wagner officiating. Private interment in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


William Arthur Rowan

December 29, 2021 |

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

William Arthur Rowan, 85, of Jeannette, passed away Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at home. He was born October 29, 1936 in Connellsville and was the son the late Arthur and Ruth (Ohler) Rowan. He was the husband of 54 years to the late Lillian Catherine "Kay" (Love) Rowan, who passed away April 2, 2012.  William worked at Westinghouse and was an electrical engineer there for over 15 years. He was the past Exalted Ruler and a lifetime member of the Norwin Elks. He also enjoyed his happy hour vodka.  He will be greatly missed.  He is survived by his daughter, Wendy (the late John) Grandy of Manor, son, Curt (Debbie) Rowan of Maricopa, AZ, grandchildren, Rachel (Cory) Sementuh, Samantha (Greg Spencer) Grandy, Jessica Rowan and Nicholas Rowan, 5 great-grandchildren, as well as nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his siblings.  As per William's wishes there is no visitation or services. Arrangements are by the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 1638 Lincoln Way, White Oak (412) 672-6322 Troy J. Gilbert, Director.  Condolences may be made at GilbertFuneralHomeandCrematory.com

 


Erma B. Tarle

December 29, 2021 |

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

Erma B. Tarle, 94, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, December 28, 2021.  She was born January 27, 1927 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Josephine Michaelson Matta.  Erma was a member of St. Agnes Parish and enjoyed doing yardwork, reading and was an animal lover.  In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Tarle and half-sister, Jennifer Miebach.  She is survived by her two sons Mark and his wife, Jennifer and Brian Tarle; half-sister, Marcia Overton;  three granddaughters, Stacy, Katelyn and Michele Tarle. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA on Monday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  A blessing service will follow at 1 p.m. in the funeral home. Interment will be private in Jefferson Memorial Park. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Richard P. Sobek

December 29, 2021 |

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

Richard P. Sobek, age 73, of White Oak, died December 28, 2021, at home.  Born January 10, 1948, in North Versailles, he was the son of the late John and Anna (Zayc) Sobek.

 
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Montize Lavelle Chapman

December 28, 2021 |

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

Montize Lavelle Chapman, 31, died Dec. 20, 2021. Arrangements were in charge of Robert A. Waters Funeral Home, Inc., 2326 Jenny Lind St., McKeesport, PA 15132. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Montize, please visit our floral store.

 


Theodore J. Kampert

December 28, 2021 |

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

Theodore J. Kampert, age 67, of McKeesport, died December 28, 2021, at home.  Born September 19, 1954, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Joseph and Edith (Pickell) Kampert.  Theodore was a Veteran and served with the Marines.  He worked for Murphy's in the warehouse, U.S Steel Duquesne Works, and the McKeesport School District.  He always enjoyed going to Pirate games with his brother at Three Rivers Stadium and PNC Park.

 
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Margaret V. Ferencz

December 28, 2021 |

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

Margaret V. Ferencz, peacefully fell asleep in the Lord on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 in her own home, watched over by four of her eight children. Margaret was born in Rankin in 1927. She and her husband George raised their two daughters and six sons in Elizabeth Township. After George passed in 1988, she moved to St. Petersburg, FL, near her younger brother Ray and his family. Well into her 80s, Margaret enjoyed traveling, going on cruises and tours, and visiting her children up north. She offered community service, visiting people in the hospital and the nursing homes. She often offered up her time driving the "old folks" to the doctor's office or to the store. Margaret moved again to Winston Salem, NC, near two of her sons and spent her final years in peace and contentment, being cared for by her children. She lived a full life and God blessed her throughout her years and in her final moments. Margaret was preceded in death by her husband George, her two brothers John and Ray and a sister Maria who passed away in childhood.

 
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Joanne Lorraine Bryer

December 28, 2021 |

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

Joanne Lorraine Bryer, age 91, of Dravosburg, died December 26, 2021, at home with her loving family by her side.  Born November 30, 1930, in Etna, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Mabel (Creeks) Banister and wife of the late Herman Joseph Bryer.

Joanne was a member of the Dravosburg United Methodist Church and the Dravosburg Senior Citizens.  She cherished her time spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Joanne enjoyed the flowers in her garden, working on word search books and reading cards created by her son Paul.

Joanne is survived by children, Paul Bryer, Carol Bryer, Debra Bryer, and Joseph (Kim) Bryer; grandchildren, Clint (Zane) Parsons, Courtney (Lovell) Jackson, Kaili (David Seda) Bryer, Ansleigh Bryer, Joseph Bryer and Aarianna Bryer; great-grandchildren, Presleigh, Peighton, Carter, Cy, and Eva; cousin, Claudette (Ralph) Bonadio.

 
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Curtis Lee Wood

December 28, 2021 |

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

Curtis Lee Wood, 54, of West Newton, passed away Friday, December 24, 2021 in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. He was born February 22, 1967 in Greensburg and was the son of the late Claude Wood, Sr., and the late Margaret E. (Trayter) Wood. Curt was a Journeyman Machinist and a long-time employee of King Cole Pools.  He is survived by his daughter, Ashley Wood and granddaughter Emma of Rillton, brothers, Albert Wood and Claude Wood, Jr., sister, Margaret Paulus, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister, Claudine Wood. There is no visitation. Arrangements are by the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, Director. Condolences may be made at www.gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 


Madelyn Ryan

December 27, 2021 |

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

Mary "Madelyn" M. Ryan, 72, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Thursday, December 23, 2021.  Madelyn was born November 7, 1949 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late James Albert and Mary Elizabeth (Lynch) Fiore.  She was the wife of 52 years to the late Edward P. Ryan, who passed away August 8, 2021, for whom she was an excellent caretaker. She attended both St. Michael Church in Elizabeth Township and Community United Methodist Church in Harrison City. She worked as a hairdresser for over 50 years.  Madelyn lived her entire life for her family and  loved being with her late husband, her children, and her grandchildren. When she wasn't caring for her family, she enjoyed bowling, card games, watching game shows and doing puzzles.  She will be greatly missed. 

 
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Geraldine Trump

December 27, 2021 |

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

Geraldine Trump, age 85, of McKeesport, died December 26, 2021, at home. Born May 29, 1936, in Connellsville, PA, she was the daughter of the late William and Gertrude (Sanner) Smith and the wife of the late Dallas F. Trump.

Geraldine retired from McKeesport Area School District as a Teacher's Aide. She also worked in home health care throughout her life. Geraldine enjoyed gardening, cooking, and caring for all the children in her life.

She is survived by her son, Dallas S. Trump of McKeesport; daughter, Beverly Hott of WV, granddaughter, Jamie (Joseph) Forbes of McKeesport; grandsons, Carl Hott, Shawn Trump, Christopher Trump, many great-grandchildren, special great-granddaughter; Autumn Forbes, great-great-grandchildren; and nephew, Wayne Smith.

 
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Walter L. Gibson

December 27, 2021 |

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

Walter L. Gibson, age 82, of McKeesport, died December 23, 2021, at home.  Born January 20, 1939, in Tuskegee, AL, he was the son of the late McDaniel Gibson, Fletcher Fisher, and Mary Francis (Jenkins) Fisher and husband of Anna (Dorsey) Gibson for 56 years. 

Walter worked for U.S. Steel in Duquesne and then went to work for the Arlington Public Schools in Virginia.  He enjoyed watching western movies, NBA games, and watching shows about nature on the Discovery Channel.  He was a member of the Booker T. Washington Lodge and loved spending time with his grandchildren.

 
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Anna Woods

December 27, 2021 |

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

Anna Woods, 92, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, December 27, 2021 at Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville.  She was born October 7, 1929 in North Braddock, a daughter of the late Joseph and Maria (Brandle) Lutz.  Prior to her retirement, Anna was the owner/operator of George Woods Garage. 

She was a devoted wife, and the best Mom and Grandmother anyone could dream of having.  Ann loved life and everyone that came into her life unconditionally.  She loved and took care of her family by any means possible.  She had an infectious smile and a feisty personality. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George Woods; sons-in-law, Eugene Moose and Jack Muzzie; brothers, Joseph, Herman and Paul Lutz; sisters, Elsie Rance and Mary Zortich.  She is survived by her son, George B. (Leda) Woods; daughters, Linda A. Moose, Deborah M. Muzzie, Heidi L. (Rod) Truitt; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; five step grandchildren and five step great grandchildren.

 
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Barry Fredric Barnett

December 27, 2021 |

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

Barry Fredric Barnett, 85, of White Oak, left this world peacefully at home on Sunday, December 26, 2021.
Born on May 22, 1936 in Duquesne, PA, Barry was the son of the late Michael and Anna (Fedor) Barnyak. He shared 53 years of marriage with the rock and love of his life, Flo (Kolton), and was the beloved father of children Joy (Tim) Desmond, Barry (Kelly) Barnett, and Kristy (Todd) Alexander.
A veteran of the United States Air Force, he was a former engineer with Westinghouse Nuclear Division in Monroeville, a founding and active member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parish and a volunteer at Redstone Highlands Senior Living in North Huntingdon. He was an avid Jeopardy! fan, loved crossword and number puzzles, Pittsburgh's pro and college sports teams, working out and traveling; most of all, he loved spending time with his family and furry friends, Shadow and Raven.
In addition to his wife and children, his memory will be cherished by grandchildren Brady, Brenna, Kaden, Tyler, Liam, Beckham and Gabe; brothers Robert (Marion) Barnett, William (Irene) Barnett and Earl Barnyak; and numerous nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by sister Eleanor Shaw.
Barry was an example of what we should all strive to be--a kind, loyal and loving human being.
A memorial service for family and friends will be held on February 4, 2022 at 10 a.m. in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 200 Leger Road, N. Huntingdon, PA. We encourage you to share your favorite memories of Barry on the James W. Shirley Funeral Home celebration wall at www.shirleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, N. Huntingdon, PA 15642.

 


Frank S. Magdic

December 27, 2021 |

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

Frank Steven Magdic, age 68 of Pittsburgh, passed away on Thursday, December 23, 2021 at Allegheny General Hospital.  Born March 4, 1953 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Emil S. and Margaret A. (Osika) Magdic. Frank worked as a laborer in pipe manufacturing. He was an accomplished guitarist and played in the bands "Lucy Blue" and "Sudden Grace".  He is survived by his sister Diane (Carl) Licht of Monongahela; brother Jeffrey Magdic of Liberty Boro; children Alissa, Allison, Aaron and Adam (Melissa) Magdic; and two grandchildren. Funeral arrangements for Frank are private at the request of his family and in the charge of the Daniel F. Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory, Versailles.

 
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Tracey Anderson

December 24, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Obituary

Tracey Anderson, 50, died December 18, 2021. Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Dec. 28, 2021 at Macedonia Baptist Church, 17 Cochran St., Duquesne, PA, where a service will be held at 12 noon Dec. 29, 2021. Arrangements in charge of Tunie Funeral Home Inc.

 


Debra A. (Curry) Kemerer

December 24, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Debra A. (Curry) Kemerer, 68, of Manor, died Wednesday December 22, 2021. She was born October 31, 1953 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Ralph Leroy Curry Jr. and Charlotte Jean (Lehmer) Curry Hawkey and was also preceded in death by her step father Bud Hawkey. She loved spending time with her husband at Cooper’s Lake Campground in Slippery Rock and enjoyed boating and fishing. She is survived by her husband of 41 years Jeffrey A. Kemerer; her sisters Darla (Tom) Magill of Penn, Carol (Randy) Hawkey of New Alexandria, and Dyana (James) Vance of Somerset; also nieces and nephews and her pet cat Ginger.

 
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Gloria M. Jefferson

December 24, 2021 |

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

Gloria M. Jefferson, 88, of McKeesport, was born August 19, 1933, on Long Island, NY, and departed this life on December 20, 2021, at UPMC McKeesport Hospital in McKeesport, PA.

Gloria graduated from high school in 1952 where she lettered in softball and was a member of the school library and volleyball clubs.  She worked as a Nurse’s Aide at McKeesport Hospital for over twenty-five years.  She was honored as an exemplary employee upon her retirement in 1996.

In 1963 while visiting relatives in McKeesport, PA she met her husband of 31 years, John H. (Johnny) Jefferson.  From this union, they produced one (1) son, Dayne, and added two (2) precious sons to her life, John Darryl & Derrick.  These three boys were the loves of her life, and she gave everything she had to ensure that they were raised right.  Gloria and Johnny remained married until his death in 1995.

 
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William E. Bost

December 24, 2021 |

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

William E. Bost, age 87, of Duquesne, passed away on Thursday, December 23, 2021, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Son of the late Harold and Sophie (Kapolka) Bost, he was born on January 6, 1934. Bill was a retired hardware clerk and he liked to bowl and decorate his house, in lights, at Christmastime. He proudly served his country in the Army. He is the husband of Linda (Domes) Bost for 54 years; father of Derek Bost of Dravosburg and Carrie (Scott) Gamble of West Mifflin; grandfather of Olivia Bost, Evan Bost and Scott Gamble Jr.; brother of Arch “Honey” (late Marie) Bost of State College, Jack (Late Phillis) Bost of West Mifflin, Jim (Wanda) Bost of North Carolina, Gerry (Cindy) Bost of Warren, PA, and late Robert “Butch” (surviving spouse, Fran) Bost of Bethel Park. Visitation will be held on Monday, December 27, 2021 from 6-8 p.m. and Tuesday, December 28, 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 at 9:30 a.m., on Wednesday, December 29, 2021, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial, at 10:00 a.m., at Holy Name Church, Duquesne, with Rev. Nick Mastrangelo officiating. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Mifflin.

 


Nancy Ann Hall

December 24, 2021 |

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

Nancy Ann Hall, age 59 of Belle Vernon, died at peace with the Lord on Friday, December 24, 2021, with her devoted husband by her side. She was born in McKeesport on December 22, 1962 and is the daughter of the late Michael and Margaret Sabovik Girovsky.

 
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George A. Caliguri Jr.

December 24, 2021 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

 

George A. Caliguri Jr., 71, of Glassport died Wednesday December 22, 2021. He is the son of the late George and Lula (Farren) Caliguri. He is survived by loving partner Carol Butler; son George Caliguri III; granddaughter; Ashley Balaschak; great-grandson Vinnie Bongiorno; sister Bonnie Caliguri; and loving dog Sasha. He was preceded in death by brothers Frank Caliguri and William Bowland. George was the president of the Senior's Association in Elizabeth Township and a member of Westside United Methodist Church in Mckeesport. Friends received Wednesday 4-7:30 Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport at which time a funeral service will be held. 

 


James M. "Gibby" Gibbons

December 23, 2021 |

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

James M. “Gibby” Gibbons, age 65, of Ross Twp., formerly of Duquesne, passed away on December 23, 2021. Born in McKeesport on July 18, 1956, he was the son of the late William and Patricia (Cloonan) Gibbons. He was retired from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania-Department of Welfare, where he determined eligibility. He also worked for Mon-Yough Community Services, where he was a drug and alcohol counselor. He was a former member of Holy Name Church-Duquesne, loved all Pittsburgh sports, classic cars, car shows & cruises, and sports memorabilia. He proudly served his country in the Navy during the Vietnam War. He is the brother of Jo (Jack) Znavor of North Huntingdon, Mary (Jim) Bick of West Newton, Maggie (late “Cookie”) Chiponis of West Mifflin, Colleen (Tom) Washko of North Huntingdon, late Patricia (late William “Bill” Lutz) Gibbons, who died Nov. 7, 2021, and late William Gibbons. He is also survived by nieces and nephews who he enjoyed terrorizing. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 28, 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 Funeral Service will be held at 8 p.m., with Rev. Thomas Lewandowski, officiating.

 


Elinor Ruth Nicholson

December 23, 2021 |

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

Elinor Ruth Nicholson, age 73, of Bethel Park, formerly of Marysville, Washington, died on Wednesday, December 22, 2021. She was born in Ontario, California on November 8, 1948 and is the daughter of the late Lynn Sumner and Elinor Poley Nicholson.

 
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Mary J. Zoller

December 23, 2021 |

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

Mary J. Zoller, age 85, of Port Vue, died December 22, 2021, at AHN Jefferson Hospital.  Born May 21, 1936, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late John and Nina (Ginardi) Sainato.

She is survived by children, Zoe (Arthur) Pero and Julius (Sarah Peck) Zoller; grandchildren, Timothy Minkus and Derek (Mary Beth) Pero; great-grandchildren, Makenzie Minkus, Marrisa Minkus, Derek Pero, Jr., and Stephanie Pero; sisters-in-law, Amy Sinot and Catherine Sinot.  She was also preceded in death by brothers, Anthony, Thomas, Samuel, and Nick Sinot, and a nephew, John Sinot.

Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Thursday, December 30, 2021, from 2 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 4 p.m.  Condolences and memories may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.
Chris Odasso, Supervisor

 


Francis W. Balombiny

December 23, 2021 |

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

Francis W. Balombiny, 95 of North Versailles, peacefully fell asleep in the Lord, on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, at Forbes Regional Medical Center. Born March 5, 1926, in Duquesne, he was the son of the late George and Mary (Hayduk) Balombiny and loving husband of the late Antoinette (Paul) Balombiny. In addition to his parents and beloved wife he was preceded in death by four brothers, Raymond, Edward, George and John Balombiny and two sisters, Irene Bartos and Geraldine Selznick. He is survived by his caregiver and Godson, Robert Payne and nieces and nephews. After graduating from Duquesne High School, Duquesne University with a degree in Accounting and Education and Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Psychology, Mr. Balombiny continued his education doing graduate work at both Penn State University and the University of California at Davis. Mr. Balombiny's career in Education spanned forty two plus years as a public school teacher at Belle Vernon Area and the Duquesne School system for 10 years; Guidance Counselor at Duquesne High School for 10 years; ad spending over 22 years with the Allegheny Intermediate Unit in the Psychology Department working with handicapped children. Mr. Balombiny was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish, Pittsburgh, the Italian Sons and Daughters of America, Caliguiri Lodge of the ISDA, the Friendship Club, the American Legion in White Oak, and AARP #3956 in Bloomfield. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army Air Corp during World War II.

 Family and friends will be received from 2-4 and 608 P.M. Monday December 27, 2021 in the William S. Skovranko Memorial Home, Inc., 828 Richford Street Duquesne. A blessing in the Memorial Home on Tuesday December 28, 2021 at 9:15 A.M. will be followed by Mass of Christian Burial in Sacred Heart R.C. Church, 1600 Brinton Road, Braddock Hills at 10 A.M. with Rev. Martin F. Barkin as celebrant. Burial with Military Honors will follow in All Saints Catholic Cemetery, Braddock Hills.

 
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Carol Ann Thomas

December 23, 2021 |

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

Carol Ann Thomas, age 73, of North Versailles, died December 22, 2021, at Jefferson Hills Rehabilitation and Wellness Center.  Born March 30, 1948, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late William Betz, Sr., and Agnes Betz and loving wife of Peter Thomas for 46 years.
  Carol earned her Bachelor of Science in Education from the California University of Pennsylvania and then her Master's Degree from Penn State University.  Carol would become a teacher at the former Central Catholic School on Versailles Avenue in McKeesport and then at Allegheny Intermediate Unit teaching disabled students.  She enjoyed traveling with her husband, visiting Wildwood for 26 years every end of August, where they would enjoy walking on the boardwalk and loafing on the beach.  They also traveled out west in a motor home, visiting 17 states.  While on their trip out west, they took in the sites of the Cheyenne Rodeo.  Carol was skilled with her hands knitting and creating beautiful crafts year-round.  She also enjoyed baking nut rolls, lady locks, and other cookies, especially around the holidays.

 
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Franklin C. Thompson

December 23, 2021 |

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

Franklin C. Thompson, 92, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, December 22, 2021 at UPMC East, Monroeville.  He was born August 2, 1929 in McKeesport, a son of the late Frank and Gladys (Cooper) Thompson.  Prior to his retirement, Franklin worked in Human Resources for West Penn Hospital and was a veteran of the US Army during the Korean War Era.  He enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, refinishing furniture, listening to opera, feeding and watching birds and traveling extensively.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Joan Brown; son, David Thompson; and brother, Jan Thompson.  He is survived by his wife, Rose (Proch) Jennette Thompson; daughters, Lynn Cross and her husband, Jeffrey, Tammy Esip and her husband, Brian; sons, Bill Jennette and his wife, Debbie, Tim Jennette and Ellen; sister-in-law, Pat Thompson; grandchildren, Matt (Kearstyne) Cross, Kendra (Matt) Nicholas, Cody Jennette; and special cousins.  A memorial service will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the James W. Shirley Funeral Home chapel, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  Burial will be private in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Audubon Society.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Darough K. Marciniec

December 23, 2021 |

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

Darough K. Marciniec, 71, of Pittsburgh, formerly of West Mifflin, died Dec. 22, 2021.  He is the son of the late Carl and Margaret (Fillo) Marciniec.  He is survived by his sister-in-law Patty (the late Gary) Butler; nephew Jason Marciniec; and cousins Lori (George) Fillo, David (Sue) Fillo, Phyllis (the late Richard) Nemeth, Leslie Reihl and Lenny Reihl and many other cousins.  He was preceded in death by his brother Gary Marciniec. Darough was retired from US Steel Homestead and worked in housekeeping at Shadyside Hospital and was a lifetime Steeler ticket holder.  Friends received Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne on Mon. from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8.  A funeral blessing will be held Tues. at 11:00 am at the funeral home with Father Tom Lewandowski officiating.  Interment following Holy Name Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Light of Life Mission.

 


Emma Marie Piplica

December 22, 2021 |

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

Emma Marie Piplica,  95, of Liberty Boro, passed away on Tuesday, December 21, 2021. She was born March 14, 1926 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Michael and Anna (Powell) Petro. She was the wife of the late Nick Piplica who passed away on June 18, 2005. She was a member of Sts. Joachim and Anne Parish-St. Eugene Church in Liberty Boro. Emma's greatest joy was her family. She took time to make everyone near her feel special and loved. Her heart was so big. She enjoyed making rugs, playing bingo, gambling and shopping, especially at the thrift stores.

 
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Dorothy A. Gernard Eichler Goetz

December 22, 2021 |

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

Dorothy A. Gernard Eichler Goetz, age 92, of White Oak, died on Monday, December 20, 2021. She was born on March 1, 1929 and is the daughter of the late Charles and Elsie Gintner Genard. She is the wife of the late Russell Goetz and previously the late Joseph Eichler.

 
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Ralph E. Falk

December 22, 2021 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Ralph Edwin “Ralphie” Falk, 77 of Jefferson Hills, passed away on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, at his home. He was born in McKeesport on December 31, 1943, to the late Jack and Mary Jane Nacey Falk. Ralph was the loving husband of 55 years to Donna L. D’Antonio Falk. He is survived by his wife Donna as well as his children Tracy L. Williams of Pleasant Hills, Ryan C. (Johnetta) Falk of Pleasant Hills, and Kevin A. (Christina) Falk of Jefferson Hills. Additional survivors include his brothers Tom (Patty) Falk of Pleasant Hills and Michael Falk of Manitowoc, Wisconsin. He is further survived by his grandchildren Skylar, Kevin Jr., Asher, Jordan, Makayla, Shaylor, Collin, and Cassidy, and great-grandchildren Evelyn, Ashton, Bryson, as well as an expected great-grandchild Miles. He is additionally survived by nieces, nephews, and cousins. Ralph was preceded in death by his parents and siblings Jack, James, and Mary Jane Falk. He was a member of the Army, as well as an auto worker of 35 years for General Motors. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 75 in Clairton, a former member of the VFW, as well as an original member of the oldies musical group The Holidays. Ralph was also a member of the former St. Clare of Assisi/Thomas A’Becket Church, now known as the Triumph of the Holy Cross. Later in life, he found joy in being a bus driver for the West Jefferson Hills School District. He enjoyed playing golf, watching old TV shows, watching sports avidly, and listening to the Candy and Mike radio show. Ralph was also known for being the owner of St. Clair Coffee Shop where he served both coffee and beer with a smile. Family and friends will be received on Monday, December 27, 2021, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th St, Clairton, PA 15025. A blessing service will take place at the funeral home on Tuesday, December 28, 2021, at 10 am, to be followed by interment with military honors at Jefferson Memorial Park. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


Michael J. Ondike

December 22, 2021 |

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

Michael J. Ondike, age 47, of McKeesport, died December 20, 2021, at home.  Born October 11, 1974, in McKeesport, he was the son of Kenneth Ondike and the late Roseann Walker and step-mother, the late Peggy Ondike.  
Michael was known as a "jack of all trades," working on cars and remodeling homes.  He also collected model cars from his favorite movies and ones that he just personally liked.  He enjoyed testing his luck and traveling with his wife, Carrie.  Michael was a former member of the Croatian Club in Duquesne.

 
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Mildred V. “Tu-Tu” (Tomosky) Rizzo

December 21, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

Mildred V. “Tu-Tu” (Tomosky) Rizzo, 92, died December 14, 2021, surrounded by her loving family.

Tu-Tu was famous for her pancakes. She enjoyed playing cards and going to the casino. Her greatest joy was her family and the time she spent with them. Each grandchild and great-grandchild was her favorite. She was strong in her faith, and regularly attended mass at St. Jude the Apostle Church in Wilmerding, where she was also a member of the Rosary Society. Tu-Tu was like a grandmother to many.  She was deeply loved and will be dearly missed.

 
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John C. Brady

December 21, 2021 |

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

John C. Brady, 63, of North Huntingdon Twp. died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2021.  Son of the late Ellwood and Audrey Brady. Beloved husband of the late Ann (Playso) Brady. Loving father of Elizabeth (Connor) Brady.  Dear brother of Scott (Kira) Brady and the late Debbie Brady.  Uncle of Brendon, Alexis, Lisa, and Lori.  John was a hardworking man who had a love of the outdoors and was an avid Penguin fan.

 
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Duane Albert Gessner

December 21, 2021 |

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

Duane Albert Gessner, age 85, of McKeesport, died December 20, 2021.  Born October 30, 1936, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Edward Gessner and Dorothy (Baker) Harding and husband of Helen (Haulman) Gessner.
Duane retired from Peter Movic Appliance Parts in McKeesport and then went on to work at Sunray Electric Supply.  He was known as a "tinkerer" and "fixer" of motors and worked on many cars in his spare time.  He also enjoyed spending time in his backyard.

 
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Billie Jean Pavlic

December 21, 2021 |

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

Billie Jean Pavlic, age 66, of Derry, PA, formerly of McKeesport, died December 18, 2021, at Latrobe Hospital. Born November 15, 1955, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late William and Leona (Kalkbrenner) Callahan and the wife of Joseph S. Pavlic Sr. of 50 wonderful years.
Billie Jean worked at numerous jobs through the years, such as the Four Seasons dry cleaner and Charlene Manor. She also worked at Woody's Restaurant, Renzie Lounge, and the Viking Lounge, all formerly of McKeesport. Billie Jean enjoyed crocheting, crafting, gardening, interior decorating, playing bingo, camping and vacations to Ocean City, MD. Most of all, she loved to cook for her family, friends, and those in need. Billie Jean looked forward to planning all her family gatherings and would make enough food to feed an army. Dressing up and going out for dinner was one of her favorite things to do. She was active with her daughters' softball teams and cheering them on at their games. Billie Jean was very proud of her Irish heritage and always considered family her greatest accomplishment.

 
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Robert James Calabrese

December 20, 2021 |

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

Robert James Calabrese, 52, of West Newton, passed away Friday, December 17, 2021. He was born February 27, 1969 in Pittsburgh and was the son of Arthur Robert Calabrese and Roxanne Williams. He is survived by his sons, Jacob Tyler Martin of White Oak and Giovante Calabrese of Donegal, granddaughter, Angelina Calabrese, brother, Richard Casorio of Armada, MI., sister, Tina Gilbert of Fairfield, and his companion, Jackie Hepler of West Newton.  He was preceded in death by his sister, Terri Pert. There is no visitation. Arrangements are by the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 1638 Lincoln Way, White Oak. (412) 672-6322 Troy J. Gilbert, Director. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 


Arlene McAllister

December 20, 2021 |

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

Arlene McAllister, age 75 of McKeesport, passed away on Sunday, December 19, 2021 in UPMC Montefiore Hospital.  Born May 25, 1946 in McKeesport, George and Margaret (Dertich) Hancharik.  Arlene formerly lived in New York where she was a dispatcher for Yellow Frieght and a member of the Sweet Adelines singing group.  She also worked as a clerk for Keys Wholesale in McKeesport, attended Christy Park United Methodist Church, and was an avid cat lover and rescuer.  She is survived by her siblings Marjory Rost and Janice Marie Page, both of McKeesport, and George (Carol) Hancharik of Elizabeth Twp. and also nieces and nephews.

 
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Darlene A. Wagner

December 20, 2021 |

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

Darlene A. Wagner, age 76, of Port Vue, died December 20, 2021, at Kane Community Living Center in McKeesport.  Born April 4, 1945, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of Rose (Yuscinsky) Judd and the late Eugene Judd.
Darlene worked in the office and as a clerk at Foodland in Homeville for many years.  She had a passion for shopping and all things retail, going out most days and always coming home with something new.
In addition to her mother, she is also survived by a sister, Sally Soles, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.  
Family and friends will be received at Willig Funeral Home & Crematory on Wednesday from 4 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 7 p.m.
The burial will be private at Calvary Cemetery in Port Vue.  Condolences and memories may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com.
Charles Danforth, Supervisor

 


Nathan Christian Thorne

December 20, 2021 |

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

Nathan Christian Thorne 32 of Irwin, PA died peacefully at Forbes Hospital after waging a valiant battle with Covid-19. He was so brave, strong, and courageous. God called Nathan home from this battle to Heaven on Monday the 20th to celebrate Christmas with a brand, new body and loved ones who preceded him in death. He was born on August 28, 1989 at Jeannette Hospital. He is survived by his mum, Leslie Proctor Savage (Michael) and his father, Larry John Thorne (Jaci), one brother, Luke Michael Savage and one sister, Gabrielle Thorne. His grandparents, C. Ray and Eileen Proctor, Alfred and Reta Thorne, step grandparents Nancy and William Wassell and a step grandmother Jackie Gesler. A beautiful fiancée Marja Yasa, Aunts and Uncles: Kellee Birnstiel, Dwayne Thorne (Sheri), Terri Garrick (Brent), Tracey Lane (Scott), John Gesler, Jr. and a herd of cousins. He is preceded in death by his step grandfathers, Thomas Savage and John Gesler. Nathan is a 2008 graduate of Norwin High School. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of Pennsylvania in May 2021. Friends and Family will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Wednesday, from 3:00 pm – 8:30 pm, followed by a service officiated by Pastor Chuck Owston. Private Interment. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Teen Quest, 293 Rich Road, Somerset, PA 15501.

 


Josephine G. Conte

December 19, 2021 |

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

Josephine G. (Urbanovich) Conte, age 94, of Elizabeth, passed away on Saturday, December 18, 2021 at Jefferson Hospital with her family at her side. She was a member of St. Joachim and Anne Parish, St. Michael Church in Elizabeth Twp. She attended the Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf and was a member of the school's Seniors Club. She loved being a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, and enjoyed sewing, baking, and keeping a clean home. Born August 8, 1927 in Elizabeth Twp., she was a daughter of the late Alexander and Mary (Maciakowska) Urbanovich, and wife of the late Anthony H. Conte Jr. She is survived by daughter, Nora (Keith) Kelley; son, Anthony (Renee) Conte III; grandchildren, Natalie, Michele (Christopher) and Brian (Lauren); great-grandchildren, Haylee, Austin, Irelyn, Gwendolyn and Harrison; sister, Mary "Virginia" Davis; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by siblings, Julia Guzanick, Stanley Urbanovich, Anna Hynok and Helen Liberto. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 from 11 AM until the time of blessing at 1 PM with the Rev. Thomas A. Wagner officiating. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Memorial contributions may be made to the Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf, 300 East Swissvale Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15218. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Alan J. Procacina

December 19, 2021 |

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

Alan J. Procacina, age 71, of Duquesne, passed away on December 18, 2021, at home. Born in McKeesport on March 11, 1950, he was the son of the late Joseph F. and Columbia (DeRose) Procacina. He was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish-Holy Name Church and the Duquesne-West Mifflin Knights of Columbus #4210. Alan was a very religious man. He is the brother of Dennis (Kathy) Procacina of North Versailles; uncle of Dennis (Alicia) Procacina of North Huntingdon, Paul (Kelley) Procacina of Irmo, SC, and Jennifer Procacina of North Versailles; great uncle of Adriana Procacina, Gino Procacina, Lorraine Procacina, and Luca Procacina. He is also survived by his companion, Tom Husar of Duquesne. He was a friend of Paul Husar and the late Violet Walker. Visitation will be held on Monday, December 20, 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 services will be held that evening. Private entombment will take place at Jefferson Memorial Mausoleum. Memorial contributions may be made to the White Oak Animal Safe Haven, 2295 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131.

 


Michael M. Phillips

December 19, 2021 |

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

Michael M. Phillips, age 90 of Floreffe and formerly of Clairton, passed away at home on Sunday, December 12, 2021.  Born October 19, 1931 in Clairton, he was a son of the late John and Suzanne (Praschak) Phillips.  A US Army Veteran of the Korean War and a retired steelworker for US Steel, Michael was a member of Ascension of Our Lord Byzantine Catholic Church, Clairton.  He is survived by his brother John (Barbara) Phillips of Alta Loma, CA and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Besides his parents, Michael was preceded in death by his siblings Helen and Mary Sedor, Elizabeth "Betty" Montgomery, Susan Paul, Margaret Hunnell, and George and Charles Phillips. 

 
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Dana (Byers) Lewis

December 19, 2021 |

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

Dana L. (Byers) Lewis, 50, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, December 17, 2021. She was born January 26, 1971 in McKeesport and was the daughter of Darrell L. Byers of North Huntingdon and the late Kay Eileen (Sterner) Byers who passed away June 24, 2015. Dana was a graduate of Norwin High School and California University of Pennsylvania. In addition to her father, she is survived by her husband, Sam "Buddy" K. Lewis, son, Mason G. Lewis at home, daughter, Madison R. Walters and  granddaughter, Jordan K-lynn Martin of Florida, sister, Lori (Bill) Salitrik of Connellsville, brother, Darrell J. (Tammi) Byers of Waynesburg, aunts, uncles and cousins. Friends are welcome Tuesday, December 21, 2021 from 10 am to 1 pm  at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, Director. Service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at 1 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the National Down Syndrome Society @ 1-800-221-4602. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 


Mark O. Bedont, Jr.

December 19, 2021 |

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

Mark O. Bedont Jr., 74, of Williamsburg, VA, formerly of Centreville, VA and West Mifflin, PA, died peacefully in his sleep, at home, on Monday, December 13, 2021. He was born on November 20, 1947 to the late Mark O. Sr. and Beatrice (Ardiana) Bedont. Mark graduated from Indiana University of Pa. He retired as a Program Analyst for the U.S. Department of Labor. He proudly served in the U.S. Army from 1970-1972 as a Radio Operator in Vietnam. He enjoyed fishing with his son and friends every year in Cross Fork, PA, “The Gabby.” He is survived by his best friend and love of his life, Sally, of 37 years; son Alex (Kari) Bedont; Grandchildren, Mark, Melody and Elijah; brothers, Gary and Jeff (Mary) of West Mifflin; Uncle to Melanie (Rob) Vitous, Eric (Lauren) Bedont, Tracey Lape (Mike Warywoda) and Tyler Douglass; Aunt Ada and cousin Joe Genito. Mark will be buried with Military Honors at Jerusalem Western Salisbury Cemetery in Allentown, PA. Local announcement made by the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., DUQUESNE, 412-466-3300.

 


Donald J. Dugan

December 19, 2021 |

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

Donald J. Dugan, 63, of Liberty Borough, formerly of Turtle Creek, died Monday December 13, 2021, peacefully surrounded by his beloved wife Janice (Bearinger) Dugan and their fur kids Sassy, Sweet Pea, Trixie Rae, and Penny Pin.  Also survived by step-children, step-grandchildren, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, and cousins.  Don was preceded in death by his brother Richard ‘Richie” Dugan.  Don drove for Access and was a greeter at Sam’s Club.  He had a love for animals, often fostering them.

 
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John D. Terenzio III

December 19, 2021 |

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

John D. Terenzio III, 61, of McKeesport passed away Sunday December 5, 2021. Beloved son of Elizabeth (Kovach) Alworth and the late Jack D. Terenzio. Brother of the late Jonathan D. Terenzio. Survived by Kovach aunts. John attended Shady Side Academy in Pittsburgh and Francis McClure in White Oak.

 
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Cynthia Ann (Simeone) Wilkins

December 19, 2021 |

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

Cynthia Ann (Simeone) Wilkins, 58, of North Versailles, passed away Thursday December 16, 2021. She was born January 19, 1963 in Penn Hills, a daughter of the late Salvatore and Janet (Forney) Simeone and was also preceded in death by a brother in-law Daniel Wymard. Cynthia was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and caregiver. Her greatest joy came from spending time with her family and grandchildren. She is survived by her loving husband Ron Wilkins, children Justin (Jamie) Daley of Chartiers-Houston, Angela (Steve) Nash of North Versailles, Shayla (Vince) Wilkins of North Versailles, and Ron (Jenna) Wilkins Jr. of Hookstown; grandsons William Bobik, Dominic and Devon Nash, and Maddox Daley; brothers and sisters Salvatore (Cori) Simeone of Apollo, Denise Wymard of Plum, John (Patty) Simeone of Pittsburgh, and Tina (Mike) DiCroce of Penn Hills; also many nieces and nephews.

 
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Marlene Victoria Parker

December 19, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Marlene Victoria Parker (nee Ero), age 79, died peacefully at home on Friday, November 19th, 2021, in Palm Harbor, Florida.

Marlene was born on March 23rd, 1942 in McKeesport, PA. She graduated from McKeesport Nursing School and Upsala College with a Masters in Human Resource Management. Marlene was very active in her community in Vernon, NJ where she taught Aerobic Dancing, and ferried her children to their multiple activities while young.

In 1998 she moved to Palm Harbor, FL where she worked as a patient advocate with United Healthcare, a job she really enjoyed in helping families with complex medical conditions find the care they needed.

 
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Avonda Danielle Sims

December 19, 2021 |

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

Avonda Danielle Sims, 48, died December 8, 2021. Arrangements were in charge of Robert A. Waters Funeral Home Inc.

 


Frances E. Baker

December 19, 2021 |

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

Frances E. Baker, 98, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones on December 9, 2021 in McKeesport, PA. 

Frances, affectionately known as, “Ma, granny, and Ms. Baker,” was born on May 13th, 1923, in Shelbyville, Tennessee to the late Doc and Alice Shelton.  She was one of four siblings.  Frances spent her childhood and early adult years in Shelbyville.  She met her husband, the late Walter B. Baker, while he was stationed in Tennessee.  The couple relocated to McKeesport in 1948.  From their union, in 1953, they welcomed a daughter, the late Clarissa F. Baker.    

Frances was a homemaker and loyal member of Christ Temple AME Church of McKeesport.  She was a devoted usher for several years.  Frances was a fun-loving woman who enjoyed cooking and baking for family and friends.  Friends and family all enjoyed spending time with her and hearing her unique laugh.

 
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Adeline Bodnar

December 18, 2021 |

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

Adeline Bodnar, age 100 of Clairton, passed away at home on Friday, December 17, 2021. Born November 25, 1921 in Clairton, she was the daughter of the late Julio and Frances (Garcia) Gimiliano. Adeline was a member of Ascension of Our Lord Byzantine Catholic Church in Clairton, the Italian Club, the Women's Guild of Ascension Church, and also volunteered and cooked for Meals on Wheels in Clairton. Adeline was preceded in death by her husband, the late Paul Bodnar Sr. who died 4/3/1999; her sons Dennis Bodner and Paul Bodner, Jr.; her daughter-in-law-Francine Bodner; her brothers Peter, Sam, John, and Daniel Gimliano and Joseph Levat; and her sisters Nancy Yacavace and Genevieve DelVecchio. Adeline is survived by her son Anthony (Teresa) Bodner of Orlando, FL; grandchildren Denise, Danielle, Jeffrey, and James; great-grandchildren Elena, Jack, Brandon, Nicholas, Gabrielle, and Jackson; and also many nieces and nephews.

 
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Michael David Kovac

December 16, 2021 |

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

Michael David Kovac, 57, of McKeesport, passed away Thursday, December 16, 2021 at home after a courageous battle with cancer.  He was born October 24, 1964 in Washington, DC and was the son of  Patricia Ann (Allen) Kovac of McKeesport.  Michael loved heavy metal music, most notably Ozzy Osbourne and also enjoyed playing guitar.  He had a love for all comic books, SciFi movies, Star Trek and all things science.  He will be greatly missed.  In addition to his mother, he is survived by sister, Robin (Eric) Anderson of Greenock, niece, Raychel Kovac of Greenock, cousins, Debbie (Jimmy) Miller of Dravosburg, Dennis (Melanie) Glaub of Liberty Boro, and Jordan Nunez of Dravosburg and other members of extended family.  He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mike and Ellen Allen and his aunt, Dorothy Everly. There is no visitation.  Arrangements are by the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, Director. Condolences may be made at GilbertFuneralHomeandCrematory.com

 


Margaret D. Joschak

December 16, 2021 |

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

Margaret D. Joschak, age 95, of West Mifflin, formerly of North Braddock and Duquesne, passed away on Thursday, December 16, 2021, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Daughter of the late George and Mary (Petkanick) Dendak, she was born in Duquesne, on March 10, 1926. She was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish-Good Shepherd Church, the First Ladies Catholic Slovak Union, the Ladies Pennsylvania Slovak Catholic Union, a former member  of the Good Shepherd Choir and former member of St. Michael’s Altar Rosary Society. She was the beloved wife of the late John Joschak; mother of Richard (late Maxine) Joschak of West Mifflin, Donna (Ron) Powell of Center Twp., and late George “Dudgie” (late Marilyn) Joschak; grandmother of Victoria Powell, Joshua (Diana) Powell, Christina (Matt) Ricupero, Ryan (Nicole) Joschak, Eric (Caitlin) Joschak and Jessica (Justin) Sopko; 9 Great Grandchildren; many Nieces and Nephews; sister of the late Eva (Late Steve) Perish, late Anna (late Paul) Hoydich and late Mary “Jackie” (late Robert) Stoklas. Visitation will be held on Saturday, December 18, 2021 from 6-8 p.m. and Sunday, December 19, 2021 from 12-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 15110, 412-466-3300, where parting prayers will be said on Monday, December 20, 2021, at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m., at Good Shepherd Church, Braddock. Interment will follow in All Saints Braddock Catholic Cemetery, next to her husband.

 


Thomas A. Komar

December 16, 2021 |

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

Thomas A. Komar, age 65, of Dravosburg, passed away on December 16, 2021, at home. Born in McKeesport on July 29, 1956, he was the son of the late Andrew and Florence (Bender) Komar. He loved all sports, especially horse racing. He is the husband of Lory (Haupt) Komar; father of Melanie (Rob) Bunovich of Westmoreland City and Danae Komar of Irwin; grandfather of  George, Mikaela, Thomas and Mary Jane; and brother of Barbara Komar of North Huntingdon. There is no visitation. Arrangement entrusted to MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 15110, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER, SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER, FUNERAL DIRECTOR.

 


Ruth Frencik Schwirian

December 16, 2021 |

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

Ruth Frencik Schwirian, 91, of Elizabeth Twp., died Wednesday, December 15, 2021. Ruth was born in Frank, PA on July 18, 1930 and was the daughter of the late Gertrude Rhoades Frencik and Henry (Heinie) Frencik. She was the wife of the late Curtis Andrew Schwirian, who passed away July 14, 1975. Ruth leaves one son, Scott (Kim) Schwirian of Elizabeth Twp., and one granddaughter, Laci. Ruth was a proud 1948 band member and graduate of McKeesport High School and later received her degree from The Indiana State Teachers College, now known as IUP, where she was affiliated with Zeta Tau Alpha. 

 
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Duane D. Semian

December 16, 2021 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Duane "Lu" D. Semian, 69, of Glassport, died Dec. 16, 2021.  He is the son of the late Andrew "Twiggy" and Mary (Synkowski) Semian.  He is survived by his beloved wife Sharon (Thomas) Semian; son Mitchell T. Semian; daughter Cara L. Semian; grandchildren Ethan M. Semian and Tyler R. Hernandez; brother Gregory (Nancy) Semian; sister Marsha Fairbanks; also nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his brothers Andrew Semian, Jr. and Mark Semian.   Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport on Sun. from 4 to 7.  A funeral blessing will be held Mon. 10:00 am at the funeral home.  Entombment following New St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Huntington's Disease Society of America, Western PA Chapter, P.O. Box 1196, 1140 Thorn Run Rd., Coraopolis Pa 15108.

 


Anna L. Jobes

December 16, 2021 |

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

Anna L. (Maslowski) Jobes, age 78, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at home. A member of St. Joachim and Anne Parish, St. Michael Church in Elizabeth Twp., she was a hairdresser and former employee of Hills in West Mifflin and a former bank teller at Great American in Elizabeth Twp. and Clairton. She was one of Western Pennsylvania’s top 10 Pin women bowlers in her younger days. She loved baking and cooking and the family could not wait to eat her cold dough cookies and nut rolls at Christmastime. She loved to cross stitch for her Blue Ribbon quilts she would win at the Bedford Fall Foliage Festival and had a real passion for fishing at their camp at Shawnee State Park in Bedford County. Born September 2, 1943 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Margaret (Puskavich) Maslowski. She is survived by her husband, Ronald E. Odorcich, and daughter, Holly (David) Hasak of Elizabeth Twp. A Memorial Gathering will take place in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, from 11 AM until the time of blessing service at 1 PM in the funeral home with the Rev. Thomas A. Wagner and the Rev. R. Paul Walter officiating. A procession and inurnment will follow to Mount Vernon Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Memorial contributions may be made to Pinnacle Palliative Care, 2605 Nickolson Road, Sewickley, PA 15143 or Debbie’s Angels in Whitehall. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Patricia Ann Boboth

December 16, 2021 |

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

Patricia Ann Boboth, age 58, of Glassport, passed away December 14, 2021, at UPMC McKeesport Hospital.  Born November 6, 1963, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of Albert and Mary Sue (Domer) Boboth of Davenport, IA.  

Patty graduated from Serra Catholic High School and Penn State University. She worked at the Whale’s Tale Shelter for Homeless Youth in Pittsburgh. Later, she worked at the UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital in Pittsburgh.

In addition to her parents, Patty is survived by siblings, Cindy (Paul) Boboth of Port Vue, PA, Paul Boboth of Davenport, IA, and Elaine (Mike) Moeller of Davenport, IA; nephew, Mason, and niece, Bella Moeller of Davenport, IA.

A private family viewing will take place at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory as per Patty's wishes. Interment at Round Hill Cemetery.  Condolences and memories may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com
Chris Odasso, Supervisor

 


Jacqueline L. Kerr

December 16, 2021 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Jacqueline Lee “Mert” (Tuttle) Kerr, 84 of Clairton, passed away on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, at her home. She was born in Clairton on November 15, 1937, to the late Walter and Emma Maude Hindman Tuttle. Jacqueline was the loving wife of 58 years to Albert W. Kerr. She was a member of the Pine Run United Methodist Church and enjoyed dancing, gardening, cooking, and spending time with her family. Jacqueline worked at Irvin Works for 2 years before working in the Men’s Department at K-Mart for 5 years. She is survived by her husband as well as her sons, Albert P. and Jason (Carolyn) Kerr of Clairton. She is further survived by her sister Donna Buzalka of New Eagle and many nieces and nephews. She will be especially missed by her beloved dog Dakota. Jacqueline was preceded in death by her sisters Kathryn Gephart and Sandra Fine. Family and friends will be received on Sunday, December 19, 2021, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th St, Clairton, PA 15025. A service will occur at 10 a.m on Monday, December 20, 2021, at the funeral home. Interment will occur at 11 a.m. on Monday, December 20, 2021, at Round Hill Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Pine Run United Methodist Church, 901 N. 6th Street, Clairton, PA, 15025. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


Miriam Zalewski

December 16, 2021 |

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

Miriam (Karstunen) Zalewski, age 98, of McMurray, formerly of Forward Twp., passed away on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at UPMC Mercy. She retired after 19 years as office manager for Stanley Tire in Elizabeth and was a former member of the Palisades Dance Group. Born October 6, 1923 in New Castle, she was a daughter of the late Hjalmar and Aino (Krook) Karstunen and wife of the late Chester W. Zalewski. She is survived by children, Chester J. Zalewski of McMurray, Carmela (Robert) Yuhas of West Newton, David Zalewski of Washington and Anita Cindrich of Elizabeth Twp.; 11 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by son, William T. Zalewski; grandson, Gage Blanish; great-great-granddaughter, Lillian Conley; sister, Norma Estok; and companion, Lee Stanley. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Sunday, December 19, 2021 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. A funeral service will take place on Monday, December 20, 2021 at 10 AM in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Dr. William K. Little officiating. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Memorial contributions may be made to Boys Town, 14100 Crawford Street, Boys Town, NE 68010. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Peter S. Graziano

December 16, 2021 |

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

Peter S. Graziano, age 76, of McKeesport, died on Wednesday, December 8, 2021. He was born in McKeesport on January 19, 1945 and is the son of the late Eugene and Jean A. Stewart Graziano. He was an Army veteran who served during the Vietnam era. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Freemason’s in Maryland. He retired from the former White Star Amusement Company in McKeesport. He also enjoyed working with locks and keys.

 
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Helene R. Nulty

December 15, 2021 |

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

Helene R. Nulty, 52, of West Mifflin, died at home on Friday, December 10, 2021. Born in McKeesport, June 13, 1969, she was the daughter of Johnny Nulty and the late Diana Korbanic Nulty. Helene spent her working career in department store loss prevention. In addition to her father she is also survived by a son, Jonathan Nulty, a brother John W. Nulty, and two sisters, Dawn (Ronald Gates) Nulty and Tiffany Nulty.

All services are private and entrusted to the William S. Skovranko Memorial Home, Inc. 828 Richford Street, Duquesne. In Helene's memory, her family requests donations be made to The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence https://ncadv.org or White Oak Safe Haven whiteoakanimalsafehaven.com.

 
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JoAnn Sayre

December 15, 2021 |

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

JoAnn (McCorkle) Sayre, age 89, of Washington, PA, formerly of Liberty Boro, passed away on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at Paramount Senior Living in Peters Twp. She was a member of Liberty Presbyterian Church and a former member of Liberty Seniors. Born March 19, 1932 in Fayette City, she was a daughter of the late William E. and Helen (Hough) McCorkle and wife of the late Herbert W. Sayre. She is survived by sons, Jeffrey W. (Laura) Sayre of Washington, PA and Timothy B. Sayre of Sarasota, FL; grandchildren, Cassie (Adam) Betzler of Bethel Park and Corey W. Sayre of Sarasota, FL; great-grandchild, Kendall K. Betzler; brother, Boyd E. McCorkle of California; sister, Carol J. (Thomas) Williams of Forward Twp.; also, nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Friday, December 17, 2021 from 4-8 PM. A funeral service will take place on Saturday, December 18, 2021 at 12 Noon in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Dr. William K. Little officiating. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Grace Balogh

December 15, 2021 |

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

Grace Balogh, age 99, of White Oak, died on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 in UPMC Shadyside. She was born on August 6, 1922, in McKeesport and is the daughter of the late Stephen and Elizabeth Fulop Kovach and the wife of the late Steve Balogh.

 
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Andrew Paul "Rocky" Dudik

December 15, 2021 |

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

Andrew Paul "Rocky" Dudik, age 87, of Port Vue, died December 13, 2021, at Havencrest Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.  Born July 8, 1934, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Michael and Julia (Vojnik) Dudik and the loving husband of Louise (Nichols) Dudik for 64 years.

Rocky was a cabinet maker in McKeesport and honed his craft over many years.  The skills he learned while cabinet making also led him to work on and refinish antiques.  He took pride in his yard and garden tending to flowers, the Japanese Maple Tree, and planting grass plugs throughout the yard to keep it beautiful.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Amy (Anthony) Ganzak; grandchildren, Amber Ondrey, Ashley Ondrey, and Andrew Ondrey; great-grandchildren, Noah and Addison; a brother, William "Bill" Dudik, and nieces, and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by a son, Andrew "Drew" Dudik; siblings, Anna Parler, Margaret Stoffer, Bette Connors, Michael Dudik, Joseph Dudik, John Dudik, and his beloved dog Hershey.

Arrangements were entrusted to Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory.  Condolences and memories may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.
Chris Odasso, Supervisor.

 


Dorothy Gail Waite

December 15, 2021 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Dorothy Gail Waite, 76 of White Oak, died Dec. 14, 2021.  She is the daughter of the late George "Bus" and Dorothy (Cunningham) Fogarty.  Gail is survived by her daughters Nicole (Tim) Hanna and Heather Smith; grandchildren Eric (Rebekah) Hanna, Savannah Smith and Gage Smith; great granddaughter Alana Townes; sister Donna (the late Tom) Fahey and nephew Michael Fahey. Gail worked as an administrative assistant at the McKeesport Regional History and Heritage center; was a member of St. Mary Mother of God Parish; Ladies of Charity and Christian Mothers.  Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport on Thurs. from 2 to 8.  A funeral mass will be held Fri. 10:00 am at Corpus Christi Church.  Interment following McKeesport-Versailles Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to McKeesport Regional History & Heritage Center.

 


Carole E. Paul

December 15, 2021 |

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

Carole A. (Cochran) Paul, age 76, of Elizabeth Twp., formerly of Clairton, passed away on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at home. She loved family, her children and grandchildren. Born December 2, 1945 in Clairton, she was a daughter of the late George E. and Catherine (Moritz) Cochran. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Carl S. Paul; daughter, Tracy (Jeff) Dettling of Derry; sons, Donald (Dawn) Paul of Rostraver Twp., Darren (Michelle) Paul of South Park and Kevin (Tina) Paul of North Huntingdon; nine grandchildren; sisters, Shirley (Emil) Wargo of Elizabeth Twp., Dianne (Duane) Halt of Liberty Boro and Sharyn Wilson of Bethel Park; brother, David (Kathy) Cochran of Liberty Boro; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sisters, Janice Macioce and Nancy Felicetty, and brother, Donald Cochran. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Friday, December 17, 2021 from 6-8 PM. A funeral service will take place on Saturday, December 18, 2021 at 10 AM in the funeral home chapel with her brother, David Cochran. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. The family has requested NO FLOWERS PLEASE. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Evelyn R. Montgomery

December 15, 2021 |

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

Evelyn R. Montgomery, age 81, of McKeesport, died December 8, 2021, at Manor Care of Shadyside. Born March 19, 1940, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late Charles J. and Evelyn Ring.
Evelyn retired from Internal Revenue Service, where she was a taxpayer service representative. She also retired from the PA Unemployment Office and also went back to work with them just recently.  In her early years, she was a social worker at the Salvation Army Crisis Center of Pittsburgh. Evelyn also worked at Life Span Senior Center of McKeesport. She was a religious woman and was raised Protestant. Later in life, she converted to Catholicism and was a member of Mary, Mother of God Parish, and attended Corpus Christi Church. Evelyn enjoyed bingo and always thought mice were rather nice. She also enjoyed watching the Game Show network. Evelyn always loved and cherished her family.

 
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Frederick A. Petrovich

December 15, 2021 |

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

Frederick A. Petrovich, of Greensburg, passed peacefully on Monday, December 6, 2021 at the age of 70. He was born on July 24, 1951 in Latrobe.  He is the son of the late Regis A. and Eleanor Peterson Neiman and his uncle Gene Peterson whom he loved dearly.  He is survived by his devoted wife, Nancy Liddle Petrovich; his son, Anthony Petrovich; his step-son, Richard (Angie) Verbanick; step-daughter, Carrie (Tony) Verbanick Noll; and his grand-children, Jacob & Lucas Verbanick. 

 
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George L. Poljak

December 15, 2021 |

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

It is with great sadness that the family of George L Poljak, Port Vue, announces his passing on December 14, 2021 at the age of 92 after declining health.  He was born April 23, 1929 in McKeesport, the son of Ivan and Antonia Poljak. He graduated from McKeesport Area High School and Penn Technical School. He then served in the Army during the Korean War. He retired from US Steel National Tube where he was an instrument repairman. These skills also allowed him to work for himself repairing televisions back when televisions had tubes.  George was very proud of his Croatian heritage and you would often see him at various Croatian picnics, International Village and Kennywood chopping lamb or singing with the Penn Sembles Choral group. He was a longtime member of Sacred Heart Church, The American Legion, volunteered with Port Vue Firemen, CFU, Young Men’s Social Club in Versailles Lodge 3 and Archer Hill Duckpin Bowling League. In addition, he was a member of Club Dobrator where he was the financial secretary and sometimes stood in for Santa at the children’s Christmas parties.  George was known for his homemade smoked kolbassi and sauerkraut. The best around! He was a Jack of all trades. But his main hobby was woodworking where family and friends were all recipients of his art. George was a firm believer that you didn’t throw anything away before you tried to fix it! He knew a little bit of something about everything and used it to success while watching Jeopardy!

 
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Shirley E. Hindman

December 15, 2021 |

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

Shirley E. Hindman, 75, formerly of N. Versailles, passed away Saturday, December 11, 2021 at Transitions Healthcare in N. Huntingdon. She was born October 31, 1946 in McKeesport, daughter of the late Findley and Helen (Popik) McGrew. Prior to retirement, she was a secretary at John Hancock Insurance Co. and Premier Medical Associates. She is survived by her sons, Robert (Tara) Hindman and Richard (Kelly) Hindman; twin sisters, Deborah (Raymond) Dirjan and Donna (Gus) Bricker; grandchildren, Dustin, Matthew and Madison. She is also survived by nieces and nephews. There will be no visitation. Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA 15642. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Helen M. Spencer

December 14, 2021 |

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

Helen M. Spencer, age 86, of Pittsburgh, died on Saturday, December 11, 2021. She was born in Dravosburg on January 25, 1935 and is the daughter of the late Henry and Elizabeth Berwick Cislo. She was a Sunday school teacher at St. John Lutheran Church and worked as a home health aide for many years.

 
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Paul V. Lukart Jr.

December 14, 2021 |

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

Paul V. Lukart Jr. 67, of McKeesport, passed away Friday, December 10, 2021 at Jefferson Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born September 15, 1954 in McKeesport, a son of the late Paul V. and Olga (Yerbanovic) Lukart. Prior to his retirement, Paul was a diesel mechanic for Waste Management and enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife, Carrie Krupa; sons, John, Sean (Susan) and Alex; daughter, Lianna; step daughters, Dawn and Eve; brother, Vince (Denise); and sister, Dolly Speney. Friends will be received from 2-7 p.m. on Friday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA 15642. A funeral service will be held at 5:45 p.m. during visitation. Interment Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at 10 a.m. in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville, PA. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Mark D. Fate

December 14, 2021 |

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

Mark D. Fate, age 57, of McKeesport, died December 10, 2021, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital.  Born September 28, 1964, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of Sandra (Davies) Stanley of Pittsburgh and the late Harold Fate and husband of Susan (Paul) Fate.
Mark worked for TDN Custom Contracting as a painter.  He was a proud Poppy who cherished spending time with his grandchildren on the bike trail, hikes at Dead Man's Hollow, and fishing on the river.  He was also the neighborhood dad, always willing to lend a hand.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by children, Lexy (David) Handley, of White Oak and Marc (Samantha) Fate, of McKeesport; grandchildren, Mark, Felicity, and Kinleigh Fate; siblings, Harry Fate, of Elizabeth, Larry Fate, of Bethel Park, Angela Sweeny, of Gulfport, FL, and Jennifer Stanley, of Pittsburgh.  He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.  Family and friends will be received at Willig Funeral Home & Crematory on Thursday, December 16, 2021 from 7-9 p.m.  Memorial contributions are suggested to the White Oak Animal Safe Haven, 2295 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131.  Condolences and memories may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com.
Charles Danforth, Supervisor

 


Theresa E. Lindsey

December 14, 2021 |

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

Theresa E. Lindsey, 94, of Blairsville, formerly of Buena Vista, passed away Friday, December 10, 2021 at home. She was born July 25, 1925 in Buena Vista and was the daughter of the late Michael and Rosella Tedesco. She was the wife of the late Kenneth E. Lindsey. She is survived by her grandchildren, Lindsey T. (Ryan Keener) Risinger of Blairsville, and Nicholas (Cassie) Risinger of Indiana, and great-grandchildren, Mason and Haylie Risinger.  She was preceded in death by her daughter, Linda Lee Risinger, son-in-law, William D. Risinger and grandson, Jeffrey Pittard. Private Graveside Service took place Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at the Mount Vernon Cemetery, Elizabeth Township. The Rev. Dennis Handley officiated. Arrangements are by the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000  Drew J. Gilbert, Director. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 


Barbara Ann Sturni

December 13, 2021 |

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

Barbara Ann (Howell) Sturni, 70, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Saturday, December 11, 2021. She was born July 17, 1951 in McKeesport and was the daughter of Dorothy (Carpenter) Howell of Elizabeth Township and the late Herbert Kees Howell who passed away September 30, 2017. She was the wife of the late Wade Rader Sturni who passed away August 10, 2009. Barbara was a member of the Mount Vernon Community Presbyterian Church, Eastern Star Clairton Chapter 316 and the D.A.R.

 
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Edwin E. Jenkins

December 13, 2021 |

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

Edwin E. Jenkins, 82, of Boston, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, December 11, 2021. He was born April 1, 1939 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Russell and Ellen (Gilmore) Jenkins. He was a member of Mount Vernon Community Presbyterian Church and was retired from US Steel Irvin Works after 35 years of service. Ed was an avid sports fan.  He loved the Steelers, Penn State football and Pitt football. He coached youth baseball and basketball and enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren playing sports. He loved camping with his family and driving his "57" Chevy.

 
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Barbara A. Hanick

December 13, 2021 |

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

Barbara A. (Siler) Hanick, age 87, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Sunday, December 12, 2021 at Jefferson Hospital. She was a retired beauty consultant for Estee Lauder and Clarins. She was a member of St. Joachim and Anne Parish, St. Michael Church in Elizabeth Twp. where she was a former choir member. She was a self-taught and talented pianist and organist who played for her friends and at the weekly service at Arrowood at Southwestern Senior Living. She was an avid gardener and painter, giving her many paintings to family and friends. A talented seamstress, she made countless outfits for special family events and occasions. She was a member of the Red Hat Society. Born March 25, 1934 in Clairton, she was a daughter of the late Regis and Violet (McGarrity) Siler and wife of the late Dennis J. Hanick. She is survived by daughters, Denise Mykich of Pittsburgh, Deborah (Ted) Salka of Bunola, Catherine Hanick of Smyrna, GA, and Amy (Tim) Jarboe of Ellicott City, MD; granddaughters, Brooke and Sarah Jane Jarboe of Ellicott City, MD; brother, John Siler of Largo, FL; also, nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Thursday, December 16, 2021 from 3-7 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday, December 17, 2021 at 10 AM in St. Joachim and Anne Parish, St. Michael Church with the Rev. Thomas A. Wagner officiating. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Santeaun Sims

December 13, 2021 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Santeaun Nicholas “Sant” Sims, 26 of Forest Hills, formerly of Clairton, passed away on Saturday, December 11, 2021, at his home. He was born on June 16, 1995, in Pittsburgh to Claude S. and Michele R. Sims of McKeesport. Sant is survived by his brothers Xavier (Jasmine) Means of Clairton, C.J. Sims of McKeesport, and Diego Sims of McKeesport. He is further survived by sisters Courtney Sims of Clarksburg, Maryland, Claudia Sims of McKeesport, Lennox (Garrett) King of Greenbelt, Maryland, and his twin Hunter (Kim) Jones-Sims of Forest Hills. He is also survived by his paternal grandparents Dolores Sledge and Calvin and Violet Sims and aunts Valerie Pavlick-Gnazzo and Adrianne Miller. Further survivors include many nieces and nephews, by whom he will be greatly missed. He also leaves behind his girlfriend Iyannah Grant and her daughter Isla. Santeaun was preceded in death by his sister BreAnne as well as his grandparents Delbert and Edith Pavlick. He was a member of the Union Carpenters Local 432. He owned Sant Sims Contracting and worked as a carpenter, where he filled the role of the handyman who could do anything. He enjoyed playing flag football, poker, Playstation, cornhole, and participating in all types of athletics, including but not limited to baseball, basketball, diving, swimming, and track. As a 2013 graduate of Clairton High School, he leaves behind many close friends, teammates, and family members. Family and friends will be received on Thursday, December 16, 2021, from 2-8 p.m. at S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th St, Clairton, PA 15025. A service will take place at the funeral home at 8 p.m. A committal service as well as entombment will occur at 10 a.m. Friday, December 17, 2021, at Lebanon Church Cemetery. 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.
In remembrance of Sant, the family requests that, if able, visitors wear Pittsburgh Steelers apparel to the visitation.

 


Shirley E. Hindman

December 13, 2021 |

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

Shirley E. Hindman, 75, formerly of N. Versailles, passed away Saturday, December 11, 2021 at Transitions Healthcare in N. Huntingdon.  She was born, October 31, 1946 in McKeesport, daughter of the late Findley and Helen (Popik) McGrew.  Prior to retirement, she was a secretary at John Hancock Insurance Co. and Premier Medical Associates.  She is survived by her sons, Robert (Tara) Hindman and Richard (Kelly) Hindman; twin sisters, Deborah (Raymond) Dirjan and Donna (Gus) Bricker; grandchildren, Dustin, Matthew and Madison.  She is also survived by nieces and nephews.  There will be no visitation.  Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Margaret Gamrat

December 13, 2021 |

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

Margaret Gamrat, 90, of N. Huntingdon, passed away Sunday, December 12, 2021 at Jefferson Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born July 29, 1931 in Munhall, a daughter of the late John and Anna (Kachmaris) Belan. Prior to her retirement, Margaret was a payroll clerk for Kennywood Park, a member of St. Agnes Parish and she enjoyed playing cards. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Gamrat; son, Edward Gamrat, and brother, John Belan. She is survived by her son, David Gamrat; daughter, Alberta Mamrose; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Friends will be received from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA 15642. A funeral service will take place on Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment to follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Sophie Ferenac

December 13, 2021 |

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

Sophie J. Ferenac, age 96 of Greenock, passed away at home on Saturday, December 11, 2021.  Born March 7, 1925 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Rose (Ziemianski) Novak.  Sophia was a billing supervisor for Tube City, Inc. in Glassport.  She is survived by her nephew Richard (Diane) Tomkowitz of Boston, PA, and several cousins.  Sophie was preceded in death by her husband Joseph Ferenac, who passed away April 27, 2016, and her brothers Louis and Anthony Novak.

 
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Florence M. Steindl

December 13, 2021 |

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

Florence M. (Kazmierowski) Steindl, age 96, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Thursday, December 9, 2021 at Huntington Common in Kennebunk, Maine. She retired as a secretary for Wilson Baum Agency in McKeesport. She was a member of St. Joachim and Anne Parish, St. Michael Church in Elizabeth Twp., where she was a rosary maker. She was a volunteer with Meals on Wheels for many years as well as a longtime volunteer with VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance). Born August 1, 1925 in Glassport, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Helen (Grzeczka) Kazmierowski. She is survived by her husband of 73 years, Edward J. Steindl; daughter, Carol Gioia of Rostraver Twp.; sons, Donald E. Steindl of Watkinsville, GA and Andrew G. (Teresa) Steindl of Dayton, ME; grandchildren, Matthew (Katie) Steindl of Raleigh, NC, Bradley Steindl of Boalsburg, Gregory Steindl of Auburn, ME, Brian (Amy) Dinello of Rostraver Twp., Lisa (Luke) Leyh of Washington, DC and Angela (BJ) Schneider of Ashland, OH; great-grandchildren, Gabreale and Alexa Dinello, Jayson and Liam Schneider, David, Jordyn and Ryder Steindl; sister, Grace (Milo) Cubra of Albuquerque, NM; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Eric A. Steindl; grandsons, Erik and Ryan Steindl; and sisters, Theresa Zyra and Dolores Wayne. A memorial gathering will take place on Friday, April 29, 2022 from 3-7 PM in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. A memorial mass will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2022 at 9:30 AM in St. Michael's Church, Elizabeth Twp. with Rev. Thomas Wagner officiating. (EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT THE CHURCH) Inurnment to follow at Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Joachim and Anne Parish, 101 McLay Drive, Elizabeth, PA 15037 or Elizabeth Twp. Meals on Wheels, 100 Timothy Drive, Elizabeth, PA 15037. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Helen Wakefield

December 13, 2021 |

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

Helen Wakefield, 97, of Lincoln Boro, passed away Thursday, December 9, 2021. She was born September 3, 1924 in Pittsburgh and was the daughter of the late Bales M. and Flora I. (McCracken) Marks. She was the wife of the late Theodore Wakefield who passed away March 6, 1997. She graduated from McKeesport High School on Tuesday, June 2, 1942. She and Theodore were married on Sunday, June 7, 1942. They were married for 54 years. Helen was a member of the First Christian Church, McKeesport where she also played the Piano for their services for the past twenty years until 2 weeks ago. She taught voice lessons and was also former Choir Director at the former Immanuel Presbyterian Church and St. Eugene Parish. She was a member of the former Liberty Borough Welcome Wagon Committee, the McKeesport YWCA, the Liberty Borough Mother's Club, the McKeesport Choraliers and the McKeesport Music Club where she was on the Scholarship Committee. She also belonged to various card clubs until 2019. In addition to being a homemaker, she taught Voice Lessons and was a Soloist at many area churches including Central Presbyterian Church and Immanuel Presbyterian Church.

 
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Douglas F. "Doug" Goffus

December 13, 2021 |

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

Douglas (DOUG) F. Goffus passed away on December 9th, 2021 . He was 72 years old. Born September 4, 1949 in McKeesport Hospital, he was the son of the late Fred and Jean (McCartney) Goffus. He is survived by sister Beverly Goffus and brother Arthur Goffus (Elishia) nieces, Heather Karalagas (Dimitrius), Savanah and Sophia Goffus, nephews, Landen Medved, Zander and Xavier Karalagas, as well as many wonderful friends that he cherished. He was preceded in death by brother-in-law, Richard B. Smith, IV in 2020 and also by his grandparents, Arthur and Wanda Holmes McCartney and Michael and Anna Andres Goffus. He was raised in Port Vue and attended the former Romine School, Meyer Ave. School and South Allegheny High School. Doug was among the first graduating class of South Allegheny in 1967. He took an interest in Audio-Visual work during his upper elementary and high school days. He worked during high school as part of the Distributive Education Program at Ruben’s Furniture Store in McKeesport, J. C. Penny Store at the Eastland Shopping Center/Mall and Thom McCann Shoe Store in McKeesport before acquiring a job as a Film Inspector at the U. S. Bureau Of Mines on Forbes Ave. in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh in the Fall of 1967. Doug worked there until he enlisted in the U. S. Navy July 1969 through July 1973. During his Navy time, he worked at the Naval Security Station in Washington, DC for over 2 years and the Naval Communication Station on the island of Guam for over a year and was a Disc Jockey for American Forces Radio on the island during his stay. Upon his discharge in 1973, Doug returned to the Bureau Of Mines where he became a film editor and film library supervisor through 1985. 

 
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Rosetta "Rae" Zurovcik

December 13, 2021 |

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

Rosetta "Rae" Zurovcik, age 97, of Port Vue, died December 11, 2021, at Halcyon Senior Living. Born April 19, 1924, in London, England, she was the daughter of the late William Henry and Mary Anne (Hewson) Brewer and the wife of the late Joseph S. Zurovcik for 63 blessed years.

Rae retired from South Allegheny School District as a cafeteria worker. She was a South Allegheny Band Parent and a Port Vue Legionettes drill instructor, American Legion Post 447.

 
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Josephine V. Trombola

December 12, 2021 |

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

Josephine V. Trombola, age 86, of Irwin, formerly of McKeesport, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021. She is the daughter of the late Joseph and Victoria Kozlik Chapas and was born in McKeesport on April 21, 1935.

 
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Stanley F. Mazer

December 12, 2021 |

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

Stanley F. Mazer, age 78, of Duquesne, passed away on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, at home. Born in McKeesport on April 29, 1943, he was the son of the late Stanley and Cecelia J. (Jeroski) Mazer. He was retired from U. S. Steel, was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish-Holy Trinity & St. Hedwig Church, was a former sacristan for St. Hedwig and St. Joseph Churches and he proudly served his country in the Army. Stanley is survived by his brother, Lawrence (Gerry) Mazer of Hamburg, PA; niece, Jennifer (Matt) McElwee; nephew, Timothy (Julie) Mazer; and good friend John Sukenik of Duquesne. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, from 9-10:30 a.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, at which time a blessing service will be held at 10:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m., at Holy Trinity Church, West Mifflin, with Rev. Thomas Lewandowski officiating. Burial will follow in St. Hedwig Cemetery, with Military Honors.

 


Helen Uhren

December 12, 2021 |

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

On Friday December 9th at 2:55PM, Helen Uhren (Bakota) joined her late husband Michael Uhren in Heaven.  She was born on June 15th, 1931 in Homestead, PA to her late parents Albert Bakota and Sophia Bakota (Panocha) and had one brother, the late John Bakota of West Mifflin, PA.  She is survived by her loving son Gregory Uhrlen of South Fayette, PA as well as beloved granddaughters Kayla Uhrlen and Juliana Uhrlen both of South Fayette, PA.

Helen graduated from the Robert Morris School (University), Secretarial Science Division, in 1950 and for 14 years she worked in the mortgage banking sector.

In addition to raising her son and spoiling her husband, Helen loved helping people who needed clothing sewn, hemmed or totally re-stitched.  She loved sewing clothes for herself for decades and always looked uniquely stylish.  The fancy square dancing clothes she designed always received compliments. She also volunteered at Sts. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic church in Duquesne, PA helping with the care of vestments.

Helen also volunteered her time helping out with the catechism program at Sts. Peter and Paul for many years.  She was also a member of Christian Mother’s at St. Agnes.

Helen’s greatest joy, like Mike’s, were her Granddaughters Kayla and Juliana.  Every day, her question was, “how are the girls doing?” even if they had just seen them.  

Helen would take care of the girls often for many years while Mike “supervised”.  As her dementia grew worse, it became clearer that Kayla and Juliana were watching Helen and Mike instead.  Yet, seeing the girls gave them both a purpose and something to talk about.

The family would like to thank the nurses and support staff at St. Clair Hospital who attended to Helen, especially Sharon, Peggy, Celest, Alli and Amanda as well as hospice nurses Janelle and Lisa.  Many thanks to Vanessa, Kay, Cam and Bobbi for looking after Helen the last couple years at Victoria Manor in Oakdale, PA.
Helen’s funeral will be Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at 11:00AM at St. Gregory of Nazianzus Byzantine Catholic Church, 2005 Mohawk Rd, Upper St Clair, PA 15241 with Rev. Will Rupp as celebrant followed by burial at the Cemetery of the Alleghenies, 1158 Morgan Rd, Bridgeville, PA 15017.

Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the William S. Skovranko Memorial Home Inc. Duquesne, PA.

 
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Eugene D. Nehila, Sr.

December 12, 2021 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Eugene David “Bear Claw” “Batman” Nehila, Sr., 63 of Clairton, formerly of Glassport, passed away on Saturday, December 11, 2021, at Jefferson Hospital. He was born in McKeesport on July 18, 1958, to the late Joseph Nehila and Virginia L. Coddington Plesniak. Eugene was the loving partner of 49 years to Florence R. Rocco Nehila, to whom he was happily married for 39 years.  He is survived by his wife as well as their children Eugene “Beanie” D. (Kim) Nehila, Jr. of Glassport, Eugenia M. McCartney of Clairton, and David A. (Cindy) Nehila of Clairton. He is further survived by his brothers Stephen A. Nehila of Glassport and Joseph (Virginia) Nehila of Glassport, as well as 2 half-brothers, Richard Coddington of Butler and Edward (Tara) Plesniak of Pymatuning. Further survivors include his 14 grandchildren Evin, Atticus “Little Pumpkin”, Destiny, David Jr., Dallis, Bella, Richard, Autumn, Dakota, Jacy, Hunter, Toby, Landon, and Junior, as well as his nieces, nephews, and lots of cousins. Additional survivors include his furbabies Skye, Everest, and Christmas. Eugene was preceded in death by his parents as well as his grandson Devin Nehila. Eugene worked for Nickolich Sanitation for 14 years, and for 2 years as a truck driver for County Hauling Sanitation in Belle Vernon. Eugene also worked as an Animal Control Officer for the Who Rescued Who Humane Society in Clairton. He was a lifetime firefighter for Citizens’ Hose Company #1 Volunteer Fire Department in Glassport, and was also a firefighter for the Clairton Volunteer Fire Department, Station 123. He loved spending time with his wife, with whom he enjoyed flea markets, weekend breakfasts and going to Drag Queen Bingo, as well as spending time with his children and grandchildren. Family and close friends will be received on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, from 2-6 p.m. at S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th St, Clairton, PA 15025. A service will take place at 6 p.m. directly following the visitation at the funeral home to be presided by Rev. Michael Airgood. A Fireman’s service will also take place at the funeral home. A repast will follow at the Citizens’ Hose Company in Glassport at 526 Monongahela Avenue, Glassport, PA, 15045. In lieu of flowers the family requests that to defray costs, donations be made to the funeral home or by going to https://fundthefuneral.com/eugene-david-nehila-sr. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 


Priscilla Ann (Grefost) Hewitt

December 12, 2021 |

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

Priscilla Ann (Grefost) Hewitt, 71, of Forward Township, passed away Saturday, December 11, 2021. She was born January 1, 1950 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Robert J. and Dorothea (Herget) Grefost. Priscilla was a crochet designer and self taught master of her craft. She was a 1967 graduate of Elizabeth Forward High School.

 
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Carole (Susie) Beck Tomaino

December 11, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Obituary

Carole (Susie) Beck Tomaino, age 76, of The Villages, FL, passed away on December 5, 2021. Susie was born in Altoona, PA, on December 18, 1944 to William and Lydia (Hamm) Beck. Susie graduated from Carrick High School (Pittsburgh, PA) in 1962.  Following graduation, she worked in the Personnel Department of Fisher Scientific at the corporate headquarters in Pittsburgh. After raising her children, Susie worked as a caseworker for the Pennsylvania Department of Welfare for 25 years until her retirement in 2004.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Lydia Beck.

Susie is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Dr. Stephen J. Tomaino, retired Superintendent of the McKeesport Area School District in McKeesport, PA; her son Stephen W. Tomaino of The Villages, FL, her daughter Shelley (Martin) Whalen of Newtown, PA, her daughter Stacey (Anthony) Filone of Wildwood, FL; her sister Judith Beck of Rostraver Township, PA, and her brother John (Eileen) Beck of College Station, TX. She is also survived by her 5 grandsons: Alexander Whalen, Matthew Whalen, Nicholas Whalen, Anthony Filone and Tanner Filone who she proudly referred to as “My Boys”.

Susie was an incredibly warm and friendly person. Her zest for life and bubbly personality will be missed by all, as well as her cherished puppy Maxx.

Services will not be held at this time, but memorial contributions may be made in memory of Susie directly to St Jude Children’s Hospital.

 


Roy J. Weiskircher, Jr.

December 11, 2021 |

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

Roy J. Weiskircher, Jr., 84, of North Huntingdon, died Tuesday, December 7, 2021. He was born September 23, 1937 in McKeesport, the son of the late Roy J., Sr. and Marguerite (Hoerr) Weiskircher and was also preceded in death by his son Dale Robert Weiskircher. Roy was an Air Force veteran and retired from U.S. Steel.

He was a member and Elder of First Presbyterian Church, Irwin, and a longtime active member of the Men’s Prayer Fellowship. He was also a member of the Air & Waste Management Association, and the American Academy of Environmental Engineers.

He is survived by his wife of nearly 60 years, Bonnie L. (Nelson) Weiskircher; his children Jill A. (Weiskircher) Turner and husband Stuart of Wixom, MI, Mark A. Weiskircher and wife Julianne of Monument, CO, and Scott W. Weiskircher and wife Marlo of Monroeville; his grandchildren Liam and Dale Turner, Caroline, Katrina and Erik Weiskircher, and Dane and Grace Weiskircher; and his sister Janice “Sib” Hamilton of Marietta, GA.

 
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Marsha J. Ignaczak

December 11, 2021 |

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

Marsha J. Ignaczak, 77, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, December 10, 2021 at Shadyside Hospital. She was born March 5, 1944 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late John and Marcella (Haberstock) Doring. Marsha was a member of Circleville United Methodist Church. She was a former Girl Scout leader, president of Hartford Heights P.T.A, Bible School teacher, Drill Team President, Strings President. Prior to her retirement, Marsha was a wedding cake decorator for Artistic Cake Decorating for 35 years and a Travel Agent with Four Seasons Travel. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 55 and a half years, C. James Ignaczak in May of 2020, sister, Carol Gullie and her husband, Nicholas. She is survived by daughters, Alaina Marie (Ignaczak) Jacobs and her husband, John and Cindy Lee Ignaczak and her significant other Johnny; grandson, Anthony Johnston and his wife, Stacy; and great-granddaughter, Molly Johnston. There will be no visitation. Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com 

 


Richard "Daddy Cash" Smith

December 10, 2021 |

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

Richard "Daddy Cash" Smith, age 95, of Forest Hills, died December 8, 2021, at Forbes. Born September 30, 1926, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late Lawrence Herbert and Hazel Smith and the husband of the late Marion (Morris) Smith.

Richard retired from the Aiken Ave Meat Market, where he was part owner. He previously worked for Banker Litho-Graphics printing checks. Richard was a United States Army Veteran. He was a member of the First Evangelical Free Church in McKeesport. Richard played the trombone professionally and was named the "Jazz-man of Pittsburgh."

He is survived by his son, Greg (Sandy) Smith of White Oak, three grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was also preceded in death by his siblings, Rex, Marge, and Hebert Smith.
Funeral services were private. There will be a memorial gathering to attend at a later date.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.
Supervisor, Chris Odasso

 


Sue Ellen Thomas

December 10, 2021 |

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

Sue Ellen Thomas, age 68, of McKeesport, died on Wednesday, December 8, 2021. She was born in McKeesport on March 6, 1953 and is the daughter of William R. Thomas of Port Vue and the late Helen Nacey Thomas.

She was previously employed by Easter Seals in Pittsburgh for many years. She loved watching game shows and playing bingo. She also enjoyed spending time with her cousins at the annual Nacey’s family picnic.

 
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Michael Joseph Stojakovich

December 10, 2021 |

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

Michael Joseph Stojakovich, 61, of North Huntingdon, passed away Saturday, December 4, 2021. He was born February 2, 1960 in McKeesport and is the son of the late Milan "Meach" and Berta (McEwen) Stojakovich. Mike served in the United States Navy from 1978 through 1982. Later, he became a Project Superintendent for Calamar Developers.

 
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Colleen C. Wilson

December 10, 2021 |

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

Colleen C. Wilson, age 94, of Port Vue, died December 8, 2021, at Independence Court of Monroeville. Born February 20, 1927, in Connellsville, PA, she was the daughter of the late Stephen and Helen (Freed) Cossell and the wife of the late Charles R. Wilson.

Colleen retired from the former Union National Bank of McKeesport, where she was a bank teller. She was a member of Saints Joachim and Anne Parish and attended St. Mark's Church of Liberty Borough.

Colleen is survived by her children, Jayme (Clinton) Gura of North Versailles, Patricia Jeanne (Gordon) VanKirk of Glassport, and Thomas C. (Dawn) Wilson of West Mifflin; grandchildren, Hilary (Jon) Onderisin, Colleen (Mark) Sears, Natalie (Hernan) Deviez, Jennifer Sikorski, Nathan (Amanda) Wilson, Aaron Wilson, and Jordan Wilson; great-grandchildren, Diego, Darion, Demitri, Chase, Samera, Camden, Hayden, Jonny, Maverick, Eli, and Dove; brother-in-law, Lawrence (Emogene) Wilson of Port Vue; also nieces and nephews.

 
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Alfred G. "Fritz" Ewing, Jr.

December 10, 2021 |

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

Alfred G. "Fritz" Ewing, Jr., age 64, of Port Vue, died December 7, 2021. Born June 4, 1957, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Alfred G., Sr. and Mary (Clark) Ewing.

Al worked at the former Rustic Lounge of Port Vue. He was a member of the former St. Joseph's Church of Port Vue.

Al enjoyed hunting, hiking in the woods, and capturing photos of nature. He would always care for his family and help anyone in need. Al especially enjoyed dog sitting.

Al is survived by brother, James (Jeannine) Ewing of Port Vue; sisters, Judy (Adam) Blake of Elizabeth and Carol (Paul) Boyles of Port Vue; uncle, Ray (Carolyn) Clark of Perryopolis; nephew, Dustin (Noelle) Boyles of Port Vue; along with many other nieces and nephews.

 
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Wanda R. Witt

December 09, 2021 |

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

Wanda R. Witt, age 90, of McKeesport, passed away on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, surrounded by her loving family.  Born November 2, 1931, in Dunbar, PA, she was the daughter of the late George and Estella (Hagerman) Leapline and the wife of the late Cray Graydon Witt.   
Wanda is survived by two wonderful daughters, Laura Van Meter and Arlene (Michael) George; grandchildren, Matthew (Jolena) Van Meter, Victoria (Jared) Van Meter, Andrew (Trish) Van Meter, Samantha George, and Adam George; great-grandchildren, Vanetta, Morgan, and Lucas.

 
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Susan M. Ezykowsky

December 09, 2021 |

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

Susan M. Ezykowsky, age 42, of West Mifflin, passed away on December 8, 2021, at UPMC Presbyterian. Born in Pittsburgh on February 14, 1979, she was the daughter of Michael Opat of Verona and the late Barbara (Spudic) Opat. Susan was an Authorization Specialist for UPMC, a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish-St. Therese Church, loved bowling, being a mom, and was starting to learn the game of golf. She is the wife of 14 years to Jeffrey A. Ezykowsky Sr.; mother of Jeffrey A. Ezykowsky Jr, age 5.; sister of Nicole (Michael) Zalac of Harrison City; aunt and godmother of Brooks Zalac; niece of John Spudic of North Huntingdon and Walter (Valerie) Spudic of Pine Richland; daughter-in-law of Joseph and Marie Ezykowsky of West Mifflin; sister-in-law of Patti (Robb) Monahan of Munhall and Brian (Edie) Ezykowsky of West Mifflin; and aunt to Kaitlin, Elizabeth & Ryan Monahan and Nathan and Meghan Ezykowsky; goddaughter  of John and Josephine Baic; niece of Ivan and Andrea Opat and Dragutin and Dragica Krcelic. Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 12, 2021, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 15110, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER, SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER, FUNERAL DIRECTOR, where a blessing will take place on Monday, December 13, 2021, at 12:30 p.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 1:00 p.m., at St. Joseph Church, Duquesne with Rev. Tony Gargotta officiating. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Mifflin.

 


Barbara J. Revak

December 09, 2021 |

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

  Barbara J. Revak age 80, of West Mifflin, died Thursday, December 9, 2021, in McKeesport Hospital. She was born April 21, 1941, and was the eldest child of Leslie Revak (1912-1971) and Barbara Hegedus Revak (1916-2004). A graduate of Duquesne High School, she retired from US Steel as a corporate administrative assistant and previously had a career with Equibank.

Though she never knew them, all four of her grandparents were Hungarian immigrants, and Barb was fiercely proud of her Hungarian heritage. She and her mother even traveled back to their native villages in Hungary, where she held dual citizenship. A lifelong member of the Hungarian Reformed Church of Duquesne, she also served as its secretary and treasurer. For many, she was the face of the church, and her organizational skills and dedication will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her goddaughter Rosalyn Reeder (Tiffany) of Gulfport, MS, actively deployed in the Middle East, adopted son Jeffrey Kash (Jeff Nytch) of Boulder, CO, many dear and close cousins, and many friends who were her extended family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved brother Leslie Dennis Revak (1946-1982) and many dear cousins.

Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, December 12 in the Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, 212 Wilmot St., Duquesne. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, December 13 at the Hungarian Reformed Church, 1411 Kennedy Avenue, Duquesne, with the Rev. Dr. József Posta officiating. Burial will follow in the Hungarian Reformed Cemetery, West Mifflin.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Hungarian Reformed Church: 1411 Kennedy Avenue; Duquesne, PA. 15110.

 


James D. "Tex" Sopata

December 09, 2021 |

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

James D. "Tex"  Sopata, age 78, of Mt. Washington, died December 7, 2021, at home.  Born June 24, 1943, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late Joseph and Stella Sopata and husband of the late Cynthia (Venturini) Sopata.
James was a carpenter and owned his own construction company, James D. Sopata Construction.  He had an affection for animals, especially horses, which he would ride and train.  He also loved to plant tomatoes and go fishing.  Always an athlete, he competed and was a member of the Polish Falcons Nest 8 in gymnastics.  James attended college at New Mexico Western University. He held a scholarship in baseball and loved playing all sports. When his children began to play, he was by their side coaching their teams. He will forever be missed. In our hearts, he is riding horses in heaven with his wife.

 
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Dominic A Denardo

December 09, 2021 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

Dominic A. Denardo, 94, of Port Vue, formerly of McKeesport, died Tuesday, December 7, 2021, at Canterbury Place.  Born in McKeesport, January 21, 1927, son of the late Nicole and Nicolina Denardo.  Husband of the late Josephine DiGiannantonio Denardo, father of Nicholas (Nancy) Denardo, Sr. of Port Vue, Anthony Denardo, with whom he resided in Port Vue, Mary Ann (Greg) Solan of Glassport, and David (Tina) Denardo of White Oak; grandfather of Nicholas Denardo, Jr., Giadona (Lorenzo) Lista, Dominic and David Denardo, Jennifer (Dom) Chiavarini, and Shonna Solan; great grandfather of Brianna, Caitlin, Nicole, and Kailyn; he is also survived by his sister, Mary Snyder of Ohio, brothers in law, Edward Balanti of McKeesport and Charles Mingo of McKeesport.  He was preceded in death by his sisters, Grace Balanti and Theresa Mingo, and by his brother in law, Edward Snyder.  A retired shoe repairman at H.L. Green and G.C. Murphy companies, he was a member and usher at St. Patrick Church (formerly St. Perpetua) in Mary, Mother of God parish and a member of its men’s club for over 50 years, and was a volunteer at Westmoreland Manor.  He loved bowling, and was a member of the National Tube and Shamrock leagues at Palley’s Lanes and the Archer Hill and St. Cecilia leagues at Glassport Bowling Lanes.  Friends will be received in the Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 on Friday, December 10, 2021 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM.  A mass of Christian burial will be held Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 11 AM at the St. Patrick Church Worship Center of Mary, Mother of God parish.  Entombment will follow in the St. Joseph Cemetery Mausoleum.  The family suggests contributions to the Larosa Youth Foundation.

 


LaRue Nae George

December 08, 2021 |

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

LaRue Nae George, 63, died Dec. 5, 2021. She was born June 18, 1958, in McKeesport, Pennsylvania. She was the beloved daughter of Calvin and Georgia (Dunn) George.

In 1976, LaRue graduated from Duquesne High School and went on to attend Duquesne University, where she majored in Pre-law. LaRue held many jobs over the years but it was no surprise that she most enjoyed her work as a Banquet Server at the Westin Hotel & Convention Center in downtown Pittsburgh. 

LaRue loved talking and making people laugh. She was truly the life of the party.  

LaRue departed this life peacefully at her home on December 5, 2021. 

She leaves to cherish her memory, parents, Georgia George and Calvin (Barbara) George; two siblings, Terrie Sayles (Richard) and Calvin George of Duquesne; two sons, Juan George (Angela) of Turtle Creek, Patrick George (Lashawna) of West Mifflin; five grandchildren, Jade, Jazmine, Khloë, NaeCid, and Jose; life partner, Clifford Bey and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family and friends.

 
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Linda Denise Foster

December 08, 2021 |

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

Linda Denise Foster, 65, died December 2, 2021. An author, entrepreneur, missionary, and a life-long resident of McKeesport, Linda was born August 5, 1956, in Clairton, PA. She was the beloved daughter of Bishop James and the late Pauline Jones Foster.

She graduated from Clairton High School. She obtained an Associate Degree in Accounting. She retired as a night monitor at Auberle but loved the job and the people, she went back to work part-time.

Linda loved her family & was an advocate in her community.  Her passion for feeding others was displayed in every aspect of her life.  Rather it was feeding someone spiritually or providing them with a hot meal, she made sure to fill your mind, body, and soul.

She was an active member of Trinity Church of God in Christ. Where she allowed her dedication to helping others to lead her in various ministries. Besides serving in the church, Linda founded Big Momma’s Soup Kitchen, where she fed anyone in need.  She was the founder of The Community Choir that embraced every soul to sing all over the city.  She was an avid writer. She wrote a host of poems, scripts, plays and published a book, Sarah’s Secret Struggle.

 
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Freddie Mae Davis

December 08, 2021 |

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

Freddie Mae Davis, 77, died Dec. 4, 2021. Friends will be received from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021 at Creative Ministries Berachah, 1422 Evans Ave., McKeesport, PA 15132, where a funeral service will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Arrangements are in charge of Robert A. Waters Funeral Home Inc. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Freddie, please visit our floral store.

 


Joyce Brant

December 08, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

Joyce Brant, 79, passed on December 5, 2021. She was born December 17, 1941, the last surviving child of Wayne and Florence (Rupert) Brant. She was preceded in passing by her siblings, Dennis R. Brant Sr., Wayne Brant, Almeda Jane Rodenz, Elizabeth May Detore, Sherida Lee Harbaugh, Alberta Taylor and Lillian Brant.  She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews. Joyce loved her family and her cat. She enjoyed writing and researching family genealogy.

All services will be private. Please visit us at www.alfierifuneralhome.com for online condolences.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Joyce Brant, please visit our floral store.

 


Joan S. Henderson

December 08, 2021 |

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

Joan S. Henderson, 89 of Versailles, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, December 1, 2021. She was born September 25, 1932 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Earl and Bernice (Inks) Kalkbrenner. She was the wife of the late Harry Henderson. Joan was a well-loved member of the McKeesport Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses for some 80 years. She had worked for the former Continental Can Company, and for many years as an integral member of the family business, West Penn Cleaning Company.

 
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Bruno Valenti

December 08, 2021 |

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

Bruno Valenti, 91, of Broomfield CO, formerly of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, December 6, 2021 at Good Samaritan Hospital, Lafayette, CO.  He was born, December 14, 1929 in Irwin, a son of the late Peter and Desolina (Galozi) Valenti.  Prior to his retirement, Bruno was a driver salesman for Dolly Madison and a veteran of the US Army having served during the Korean War Era.  He was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, Biddle Vets and a lifelong member of Circleville Vol. Fire Dept. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Louise Hamilton Valenti and second wife, Elizabeth S. "Betty" Kessel Valenti.  He is survived by his two daughters, Marcia Rose and Jill Valenti; brother, John Valenti and his wife, Patricia; and grandson, James Rose.

 
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Thomas E. "Pap" Peters

December 08, 2021 |

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

Thomas E. "Pap" Peters, age 85, of White Oak, passed away peacefully on December 6, 2021. Born April 16, 1936, in Irwin, he was the son of the late Ward and Mary (Davis) Peters and beloved husband of the late Rosemarie Peters for 44 years before her passing in 2006.

Thomas was a 1955 graduate of Westinghouse Memorial High School in Wilmerding, served in the US Army from 1960 to 1964, and worked for the Westinghouse Corporation for over 40 years, first at the Air Brake in Wilmerding, then the Westinghouse Electric in East Pittsburgh and Trafford, and lastly at the nuclear division at Waltz Mill where he traveled extensively all over the United States and Europe.

 
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Donald C. Thomson

December 08, 2021 |

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

Donald C. Thomson, age 79, of North Huntingdon, passed to Heaven on December 3, 2021. Born in Pittsburgh on January 29, 1942, he grew up on the North Side and was the son of the late Charles and Dolores (Miller) Thomson.  Don was the husband of Carolyn (Volk) Thomson.

In addition to his wife, Don is survived by children Eric (Cheryl) Thomson and Ann (Mark) Tanis; grandchildren Sarah Thomson, Charlie Thomson, Rachel Tanis, and Abby Tanis; sisters Joan Seigworth and Lois Thomson; nephews David Volk and Michael Seigworth; and nieces Heidi (Steve) Stimple and Kristin (Damien) Cooney.

 
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Yolanda R. Marcase

December 08, 2021 |

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

Yolanda R. Marcase, age 85, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 in Grandview Estates, Elizabeth Twp.  Born October 16, 1936 in Duquesne, she was a daughter of the late Salvatore and Angeline (Godine) Napoli and wife of the late Kenneth G. Marcase, Sr. who passed away July 7, 2012.

 
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Jane F. Ondechek

December 07, 2021 |

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

Jane F. Ondechek, age 80, of Duquesne, passed away on December 6, 2021, at UPMC McKeesport. Born in Duquesne on January 20, 1941, she was the daughter of the late John and Anna (Ominowicz) Ondechek. Jane was a retired secretary from Meyers, Daragh, Buckler, Bebenek and Eck, was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, Holy Trinity Church, a member of the GFWC Women’s Club of Duquesne, enjoyed dressing up and good meals. Jane was the sister of Paul (late Connie) Ondechek of Munhall; aunt of Beth (Travis) Knapp of West Mifflin and Jack (Laura Ivaska) Ondechek of Munhall; great aunt of Samantha Bruner; and is also survived by her extended family, the Spells.

 
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James Theodore Amos

December 07, 2021 |

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

James Theodore Amos was born a twin in Washington, PA on April 27, 1947, and died in North Huntingdon, PA on December 5, 2021 at age 74 due to congestive heart failure. His parents Robert N. Amos and Edith M. Amos (Roberts) along with siblings Robert D. Amos, John P. Amos, and Keith A. Amos sadly all predeceased him.

He is survived by his beloved children Wendi A. Amos and Pamela J. Gaal (P.J. Amos), P.J.'s husband Gregory S. Gaal, grandchildren Rachel A. Figard, Jessica M. Figard, Emma M. Gaal, Paige A. Gaal, nephews and a niece. Jimmy lived life fully out loud, often punctuated by expletives but more often with gratitude and kisses. He held nothing back as he juiced each moment to his own delight, expecting nothing more than honesty from those around him.

Jimmy grew up in Greenock, PA where he enjoyed spending time with friends, collecting 45's (vinyl records), biking his paper route, camping with Boy Scouts, and playing first chair baritone horn in the Elizabeth Forward High School marching, concert and jazz bands (representing his high school at regional performance). Jimmy studied psychology at California University of PA for a few years, then worked several sales jobs (pitching everything from vacuum cleaners and vitamins to insurance) before proudly settling into a career as a steelworker (pourer, then bricklayer) at USX-Edgar Thomson Works. He was a voracious reader, green-thumbed gardener, and held an endless appetite for jazz music, the arts, BBQ ribs, and Steelers football. 

 
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Joseph C. Jordan

December 07, 2021 |

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

Joseph C. Jordan, age 70, of White Oak, formerly of McKeesport, died December 6, 2021, at Canterbury Place. Born December 5, 1951, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Lawrence D. and Amelia (Gregory) Jordan, and best friend and life partner of Karen Miller.

Joe retired from Frank's Auto Supermarket, where he worked in the delivery department. He was a US Army veteran serving during peacetime. Joe had a passion for working on automobiles and building model cars.

Along with his partner, Karen, he is also survived by his children, Dominic (Ashley) Jordan of SC, Angelo Jordan of Mon-City, Robert Jordan of Wilmerding, Steven Estes of TX, Jim Jordan and Charity Jordan of McKees Rocks; 6 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; sisters, Lois Slebodnik of Duquesne, Donna DeFrances, and Joanna Rodreiguez both of McKeesport; also many nieces and nephews.

 
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Klara Kovacs

December 07, 2021 |

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

Klara Horvath Kovacs, 94, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, December 6, 2021 at Walden's View.  She was born, May 31, 1927 in Dunavecse, Hungary, a daughter of the late Albert and Erzsebet (Daranyi) Horvath.  Prior to her retirement, Klara was owner - operator of Straw Pump Auto Body Panels and a member of West Hempfield Presbyterian Church.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Kovacs, son-in-law, Leonard Matta; sisters, Zsuzsa and Gizella; brothers, Zsigmond and Imre from Hungary; and brother, Albert of N. Huntingdon.  She is survived by her daughter, Marta Kovacs Matta (Terry Baker); granddaughter, Lindsey Matta (Matthew Corrie); sister, Jolan of New Zealand and Amal of Hungary; great-granddaughter, Sadie Faith Corrie; and nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews here and abroad.  There will be no visitation.  Interment will be private in Brush Creek Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shriners.  Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Antoinette N. Dusi

December 07, 2021 |

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

Antoinette N. "Toni" Dusi, age 84, of Forward Twp., passed away on Monday, December 6, 2021 at Arrowood at Southwestern. Born April 1, 1937 in Forward Twp., she was a daughter of the late Giammaria and Ida (Bosetti) Dusi. She is survived by sister, Ida Jean Hansen of Forward Twp.; brothers, Frank Dusi of West Mifflin, Ernest Dusi of Forward Twp. and Al Dusi of Elizabeth Twp.; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sisters, Catherine Heckman and Annie Rothey, and brothers, Andrew, John, Samuel, Paul and George Dusi. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Thursday, December 9, 2021 from 10 AM to 12 Noon. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 1 PM in St. Joachim and Anne Parish, St. Michael Church with Fr. Miroslaus Wojcicki officiating. Burial will be in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Mickeline "Mickey" Urbanski

December 07, 2021 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Mickeline "Mickey" M. Urbanski, 78, of Elizabeth, died Dec. 3, 2021.  She is the daughter of the late Paul and Giovanna "Jenny" (Fusco) Massaro and beloved wife of the late Eugene "Gene" Urbanski and William Muse.  She is survived by her brother Joseph (Mary) Massaro; sister Philomena (the late Michael) Popovich; nieces, nephews, cousins and also many great nieces and great nephews.  She was preceded in death by her sisters Antoinette Massaro and Mary (the late John) Fedore; nephew Richard Popovich and niece Paula Fedore.  Mickey was a member of St. Joachim and Anne Parish where she served as a Eucharistic Minister and worked for South Allegheny School District for 23 years and then Elizabeth Forward School District for 13 years doing payroll.  Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport on Thurs. from 2 to 8.  A funeral mass will be  held Fri. at 10:00 am at Queen of the Rosary Church with Father Miroslaus Wojcicki officiating.  Entombment following New St. Joseph Cemetery. 

 


Larry R. Boal

December 06, 2021 |

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

Larry R. Boal, age 77, of Elizabeth, passed away on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at Jefferson Hospital. He retired as a representative for Highmark in Pittsburgh and was a member of the former Elizabeth Wesleyan Church. Born May 13, 1944 in Jefferson Borough, he was a son of the late Keith and Velma (Brown) Boal. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Nancy A. (Van Fossen) Boal; sister, Marilyn (George) Hudak of Jefferson Hills; brother, Keith Boal of Sacramento, CA; brothers-in-law, Dennis Van Fossen and William (Maryanne) Van Fossen, both of Elizabeth; sister-in-law, Arlene Van Fossen of Elizabeth; also, nieces and nephews. A graveside service will take place on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at 1 PM in Lebanon Church Cemetery in West Mifflin. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Marina Dawn Miller

December 06, 2021 |

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

Marina Dawn Miller, 60, of Clairton, formerly of Elizabeth Twp., passed away Friday, December 3, 2021 at home. She was born September 16, 1961 in Wichita, Kansas and was the daughter of the late Lee Roy and Edith (Thompson) Childers. She was a former member of The Church in Sutersville. Marina is survived by sons, Evan Lee (Alicia) Miller of Blythedale, Ian Michael Miller of Blythedale and Timothy Anson (Jackie) Miller of Florida, grandchildren, Scarlett, Layla and Evelyn, brothers, Glen (George) Childers of Elizabeth Twp., Chris (Sue) Childers of Sutersville, Scott (Jill) Childers of Elizabeth Twp., and Roland "Rocky" Childers of Elizabeth Twp., as well as many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her brother, Lee Roy "Tinker" Childers and sister, Cindy Criswell.  There is no visitation. Arrangements are by the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 6028 Smithfield Street,  Boston, Elizabeth Township (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, Director.  Condolences may be made at GilbertFuneralHomeandCrematory.com

 


Nicki L. Harbert

December 06, 2021 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Nicki L. Harbert, 63, of Glassport died Dec. 5, 2021.  She is the daughter of the late Louis and Nancy (Davis) Harbert and beloved wife of the late Joseph Maizer.  Nicki is survived by her son Joseph (Kasey) Maizer; grandchildren Vada and Rose Maizer; siblings Roni Plappert, Michelle (John) Haughey, Janet (Karl) Beisler, Joseph Harbert and Lisa (John) Poster; also nieces and nephews.  Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport on Fri. from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 and on Saturday from 10 to 11 am.  Interment will take place Sat. at 11:30 am at Round Hill Cemetery.

 


Lori Ann Fritz

December 06, 2021 |

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

Lori Ann Fritz, 55, of Elizabeth Township, was called home to her Lord on Sunday, December 5, 2021 after a courageous battle with multiple myeloma. She was born September 20, 1966 in McKeesport and was the daughter of Kathleen (Vennebush) Howell of Boston  and the late Robert E. Howell. She was a graduate of Edinboro University and worked as a RN BSN for over 26 years for UPMC Presbyterian Hospital. Lori was a member and a Deacon at Round Hill Presbyterian Church. She belonged to the Sutersville Moose, WMBU in Blythedale, and was the "Hoagie Queen", registrar and nurse for her beloved EF church camp at Cresfield. Lori was an extraordinary wife, spectacular mother, loving daughter, great sister, loyal cousin and a fierce friend. She always looked out for people's needs.  Lori was loved by one and all and will be greatly missed.

 
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Irene A. Anselm

December 06, 2021 |

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

Irene A. Anselm, 83, of North Huntingdon, passed away Saturday, December 4, 2021 at Arden Courts, Monroeville.  She was born June 17, 1938 in Jefferson Borough, a daughter of the late John and Jean (Farber) Wallace.  Prior to her retirement, Irene was a bank teller for Clairton National Bank and various savings and loans as well as secretarial work.  She was a longtime member of St. Agnes Parish and  enjoyed aerobics, cross country traveling, fishing, bowling, camping and water skiing.   She is survived by her husband, Raymond Anselm; son, Clete Anselm and his wife, Lisa; daughter, Kristin Stanchik and her husband, John; sisters, Elizabeth "Betty" Vansickle, Patricia Mollenauer; grandchildren, Kayleigh and Aubrey Anselm, Jacob and Megan Stanchik.  Friends will be received on Wednesday from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday at 10 a.m. in St. Agnes Church.  Private entombment in Jefferson Memorial Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer's Research in memory of Irene.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Louis V. Kruszewski

December 06, 2021 |

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

Louis V. Kruszewski, age 78, of West Mifflin, passed away on December 4, 2021 at Jefferson Hospital. Son of the late Aloysius and Irene K. (Frederick) Kruszewski, he was born in Pittsburgh on April 20, 1943. He was a retired Electronic Technician, a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish-St. Agnes Church, built model airplanes, coached little league baseball in West Mifflin, enjoyed anything science fiction, and was an amateur historian on WWII. Louis proudly served his country in the Navy during the Vietnam War. He is the beloved husband of Adrienne (Horvath) Kruszewski for 53 years: father of Joseph (Ruby) Kruszewski of El Paso, TX, Irene (Dale) Bargar of East Berlin, PA, Matthew (Holly) Kruszewski of Bethel Park, James (Natalie) Kruszewski of Baldwin, Louis M. (Amanda Opalko) Kruszewski of Port Vue and Mark (Nicole) Kruszewski of Pittsburgh; 12 Grandchildren; brother of Rita (Bill) Crozier of Valencia. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, from 2-8 p.m., at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 15110, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER, SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER, FUNERAL DIRECTOR, where a Blessing Service will be held on Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 12:30 p.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Agnes Church, at 1:00 p.m., with Rev. Tony Gargotta officiating, followed by the presentation of Military Honors. Private family burial will be held at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, 1 St. Therese Ct., Munhall, PA 15120.

 


Robert A. Weis

December 06, 2021 |

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

Robert Weis, 64, a life-long resident of Forward Twp., peacefully passed away Saturday, December 4, 2021, at Baldwin Health Center. Born February 10, 1957 in Braddock, he was the youngest son of Donald H. Weis and Claire (Jenkins) Fekula. For most of his working life, Bob was a heavy equipment operator/foreman for his stepfather, Carl Fekula, at Carl Fekula Inc. Bob was always working with his hands, from “dirty work” to “domestic work,” fixing vehicles, small engine repair, tinkering, painting, cooking, sewing, and even makeup application. Fixing and repairing items for others was how he showed his love. Bob was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Kathy (Bilak) Weis; daughter, Nikki (Nick) Racer; brothers, Donald H. (Connie) Weis of Virginia Beach, VA, Jeffrey G. (Julie) Weis of Corpus Christi, TX, and Carl P. (Denise) Fekula of Monongahela; sister, Debbie (Weis) Esposito of Stony Brook, NY; mother-in-law, Patricia (Benich) Bilak; also, nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received at a memorial gathering at the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth, on Saturday, December 11, 2021 from 12 noon until the time of memorial service at 2 PM in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Jack Piper officiating. The family asks those attending to celebrate Bob’s colorful and unique character by donning your most colorful and unique sweater and/or hat. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Judith L. Stegner

December 06, 2021 |

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

Judith L. Stegner, age 81 of McKeesport, passed away on Saturday, December 4, 2021 in UPMC McKeesport Hospital.  Born December 5, 1939 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late John and Lucy (Werner) Kiger.  A retired head teller for Compass Bank in WIlmerding, Judith was a member of Monroeville Assembly of God Church.  She joins her husband, the late Franklin M. Stegner, who passed away December 1, 1999.  Judith is survived by her sons Jeffrey (Aleta) Stegner of Forward Twp., Todd (Lora) Stegner of Pearland, TX, and Randy (Holli) Stegner of North Versailles; her grandchildren Benjamin, Rebekah, Kaitlyn, Chloe, Karli, and Randy (Theresa) Stegner; her sister Carol (George Burtner of North Huntingdon; her brother George "Tom" Kiger of Elizabeth Twp.; and also nieces and nephews. 

 
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Kevin Liam Machesky

December 05, 2021 |

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

Kevin Liam Machesky, 58, of Greenock, passed away Saturday, December 4, 2021. He was born March 17, 1963 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Bernard J Machesky, Jr., and the late Mary A. (Monaghan) Machesky. Kevin was a member of Mary, Mother of God Parish-St. Patrick Church in Christy Park and was proprietor of Machesky Wallcovering & Painting Services LLC.

 
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Cynthia A. "Cindy" (Funk) Bates

December 05, 2021 |

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

CYNTHIA BATES

Always the brightest smile in the room, Cynthia A. “Cindy” (Funk) Bates, 58, of West Mifflin, passed away Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021, in the Jefferson Hospital ICU due to Covid complications.

Beloved daughter of Ronald and Patricia (Dancak) Funk of White Oak, formerly of West Mifflin, she was born Feb. 22, 1963, in McKeesport. A 1981 graduate of West Mifflin North High School, she was a customer service representative/nonclinical technician with Express Scripts in Irwin for many years and was formerly employed in the pharmacy at Rite Aid in West Mifflin.

She is survived by her parents; son, James Bates (Tiffany Phillips) of Grindstone; granddaughter, Sophia, who was the light of Cindy’s life; brother, Thomas Funk (Kirsten Pastrick) of North Huntingdon; sister, Diane (Peter) Mills of Naples, Fla.; aunts, Alberta (late Rich) Webb and Barbara (late David) Funk; cousins, Richard Webb and Phillip Webb; nieces, Amie and Claire; great niece, Olivia; and many very dear friends.

A caring daughter, thoughtful sister and niece, great mom and proud grandmother, Cindy could always be counted on. Whether taking care of her parents, being out with friends, or playing with her granddaughter (which she liked best), Cindy had the greatest smile, bubbly personality and a terrific attitude!

She especially loved spending time with her boyfriend, Steve Bower, and they recently were able to enjoy a trip to Sturgis with friends.

So full of life, Cindy had such a beautiful bright soul and was easy to talk to and very understanding.

Friends will be received Wednesday Dec. 8, 2021, from 1 to 3 and 5 to 8 p.m. in the Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home, Inc., 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, (412-466-3300). A blessing will be offered there Thursday at 10:30 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Joseph Church of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish in Duquesne.

 


Christina Bolen White

December 05, 2021 |

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

Christina Bolen White, 52, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away suddenly on Thursday, December 2, 2021. She was a caring wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend to many. She was born on October 1, 1969, in Uniontown, and is the daughter of Cecelia Bolen, of West Newton, and the late James Bolen. She was the wife of Byron White II, of Elizabeth Twp., and mother of Brittany Bolen (David), of Washington, DC, and Tyler White, of Elizabeth Twp. She was the daughter-in-law of Donna White, of Buena Vista. She was the sister of Celia Duncan (Mark), of New Salem, and Lisa Arellano (Peter), of Sea Ranch, CA., and the sister-in-law of Desiree Hodge (Dave), of Hendersonville, TN. She was the aunt of James Paris, Sean Paris (Joanna), Nolan Kroeker (Megan), Nader Elaskary, and Kyra and Ashlyn Hodge. She was the great-aunt of Jude, Vivian, Frank, and Sienna Paris, and Atlas Kroeker. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Breonna White, father-in-law, Byron White and nephew, Cameron Kroeker. She was the Comptroller of Americo Construction Co. and all of its associated development companies and real estate holdings for over 25 years.

 
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Audrey Jean Dooley

December 04, 2021 |

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

Audrey Jean Dooley, 92, formerly of North Huntingdon, passed away Saturday, December 4, 2021, at Golden Heights Personal Care Home, Irwin. She was born July 22, 1929, in Circleville, a daughter of the late John and Helen (Kondy) Breon.
Audrey and her family enjoyed many years of traveling and camping together, most often in the Rehoboth and Bethany Beach areas of Delaware. She loved playing cards, hosting parties and cookouts with family and friends, spending time outdoors, and visiting with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Dooley, and son, William Dooley. She is survived by her daughters Carolyn Remai and her husband, William, and Kathleen Remai and her husband, Richard; daughter-in-law Barbara Dooley; grandchildren Kelley Thompson (Pete), Erin Palko (Tom), Megan Remai, Adam Remai, and Justin Remai; great-grandchildren Cody, Cameron, Benjamin, Cayden, and Lucy; and great-great-grandchildren Alexander and Kai. As per Audrey's request, there will be no visitation. Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA 15642. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Ellen E. (Plowman) Confer

December 03, 2021 |

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

Ellen E. (Plowman) Confer, 93, of North Versailles, formerly of North Braddock, died Wednesday December 1, 2021, of natural causes. She was born February 13, 1928 in Turtle Creek, a daughter of the late Orren J. and Ann J. (Nichols) Plowman and was also preceded in death by her husband Harry E. Confer and siblings Leroy Plowman and Lillian Clinebell. Ellen had worked at G.C. Murphy Co., East Pittsburgh, the cafeteria at U.S. Steel, Braddock, and then worked for 30 years as a waitress at Churchill Valley Country Club. She was a member of Muehlman United Methodist Church, North Braddock and was a former leader of Girl Scout Troop 228 and was a member of the Boy Scouts Mothers Club, Troop 63. She volunteered for Meals On Wheels and enjoyed the Happy Go Lucky Square Dance Club. She is survived by her children Verneda L. Barrett of North Huntingdon, Ronald E. (Tiki) Confer of Texas, Darlene H. (Ed) Winwood of North Versailles, and Sharon D. (the late Bob) Getlak of North Huntingdon; her grandchildren Kevin (Michelle) Kenning, Keith Bean, Ellen Confer, Linda Confer, Ronald Confer Jr., Michael Winwood, Eric (Nikki) Kostelnik, Adam Kostelnik and Andrew Kostelnik; 8 great grandchildren; 4 great great grandchildren; a sister Delores “Dori” Frye of Irwin; also nieces, nephews, and friends.

 
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Patricia A. “Pat” (Liptak) Watkins

December 03, 2021 |

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

Patricia A. “Pat” (Liptak) Watkins, 78, of North Huntingdon, died Monday November 29, 2021. She was born June 13, 1943 in Homestead, the daughter of the late Charles J. and Mary (Dobosh) Liptak and was also preceded in death by her brother Charles D. Liptak. Pat was a former employee of Crum and Forester Insurance Company and also Campus Dimensions, Monroeville. She was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church, North Huntingdon, the Christian Mothers, and the North Huntingdon Democratic Club. She is survived by her children Mark (Toni) Watkins of Seattle, WA, and Todd (Laurie) Watkins and Jennifer (Heath) Shrum both of North Huntingdon and her grandchildren John and Matthew, Keegan, Izabella, and Xavier Watkins and Mackenzie and Paige Shrum.

 
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Charles Alvin Warren

December 03, 2021 |

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

Charles Alvin Warren, 89, of Elizabeth Township, passed away peacefully with the Lord, Wednesday, December 1, 2021 after a long illness, with his family around him. He was born May 3, 1932 in Waynesburg and was the son of the late John Goliway Warren and the late Mabel Olive (Williams) Warren Collins. He was the husband of the late Marilyn Clare (Closser) Warren. "Charlie" or "Chuck" was retired as Drug and Alcohol Coordinator for the Veteran's Administration Drug and Alcohol Program at VAH, Highland Drive, Pittsburgh after a career there of over forty-five years. He was a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with both B.A. and M. Ed. He also attended Temple University on a Wrestling Scholarship following high school. He was a distinguished athlete at Waynesburg High School playing varsity for four years in baseball, football and wrestling. In addition to organized sports, Charles was an avid runner completing twenty three marathons even until age 74. He has many trophies for winning or placing in 5k and 10k races even after that. He prided himself in maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle his entire adult life. Additionally, he loved hunting and fishing and the outdoors. His sons and their friends went on numerous such trips particularly at his cabin in Sigel, PA and the family farm in Waynesburg. He was a generous, warm and loving man who will be greatly missed.

 
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Mark "Utz" Cominotti

December 03, 2021 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Mark Emil “Utz” Cominotti, 64 of Dravosburg, passed away on Thursday, December 2, 2021, at his home. He was born in McKeesport on January 12, 1957, to the late Emil and Loretta G. McCallister Cominotti. He is survived by his daughters Stephanie (Bob) Taylor of South Park and Emily Cominotti of Belle Vernon and sons Anthony and Wesley Cominotti, both of Dravosburg. Further survivors include his sister Christine (Michael) Gobbie of Glassport, his grandchildren Luke and Morgan, and nieces and nephews Michael, Mark, and Carly Gobbie, as well as Nicki and Erin Cominotti. Mark was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Jimmy and Dale Cominotti. He was a former member of the American Legion in Glassport and the Dravosburg Fire Hall, as well as the bass player of the bands Stone Image and Collateral Damage. He enjoyed classic rock, creating music, and spending time in nature. Mark worked as a machinist for Precise Metals.

 
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Drucilla A. "Dru" Barber

December 03, 2021 |

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

Drucilla A. "Dru" Barber, 91, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, November 30, 2021.  She was born June 6, 1930 in Clearfield, PA, a daughter of the late Howard and Marie Hubler Milliron.  Prior to her retirement, Dru worked for Valley Honda in the clerical department and was a former leader and board member of the Girls Scouts.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Francis Barber in 2013; brother, Arthur Milliron; and son-in-law, Robert Lloyd.  She is survived by her two daughters, Debbie Lloyd and Tracy Dogherty (Jeff); sister, Joyce Green and her husband, Richard; four grandchildren, Megan Norman (Chris), Michael (Amy) Fry, Madeline (Dustin) Boner, Eric J. Belak Jr.; five great-grandchildren, Peyton, Noah, Dominic, Teagan and Trevor.

 
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Denise L. Finnegan

December 03, 2021 |

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

Denise Lynn (Boal) Finnegan, age 61, of Elizabeth Twp., formerly of Clairton, passed away on Wednesday, December 1, 2021, surrounded by her loving family. Born November 14, 1960 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of Evelyn (Olesky) Bendik and the late David Boal. She was proceeded in death by her husband of 36 years, Kevin Sean Finnegan. She is survived by her mother, Evelyn (Edward) Bendik of Clairton; sons, Justin (Holly) Finnegan of Port Vue and Josh (Katie) Finnegan of Whitehall; daughter, Jacobi (Christopher) Holland of Elizabeth Twp.; grandchildren, Isabella Finnegan, Devlin Finnegan and Lincoln Holland; brothers, David (Marsha) Boal of Jefferson Hills, Jeffrey Boal of White Oak and Russell (Tiffany) Boal of Elizabeth; also, nieces, nephews and friends. Denise was a Registered Nurse at West Penn Hospital for more than 27 years, where she had a loving compassion for helping to provide love and care to babies in the neonatal unit. Denise will be deeply missed by everyone that loved her, especially her grandchildren for whom she truly lived for.

 
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Kai Adonis Brown

December 02, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Obituary

Kai Adonis Brown, 19, of McKeesport and Chicago, died tragically Nov. 19, 2021. Friends will be received from 4 to 6 p.m. Dec. 9 at Brooks Memorial Chapel of Joseph R. Jones Funeral Home, 5515 W. Chicago Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60651, where a wake will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 10, and a celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Arrangements in charge of Brooks Memorial Chapel. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Kai Adonis Brown, please visit our floral store.

 


Thomas C. Reilly Jr.

December 02, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Thomas C. Reilly Jr., 74, passed away peacefully Friday, November 26, 2021 in Mesa, Arizona. Formerly from McKeesport, Pa., he was born December 13, 1946, the son of Thomas C. Reilly Sr. and Kathryne (Tyson) Reilly.

Tom served in the U.S. Navy on the aircraft carrier Franklin D. Roosevelt. After leaving the Navy he worked for Pratt & Whitney Aircraft in Connecticut. He moved to Mesa, Arizona, in 1974 and worked for City of Mesa Utility Company.

Tom is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Laura; daughters Katelyn and Carly; sons Joe and Ryan; brother Bill Reilly; and sisters, Toni Weyer and Jan Greco.

 
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Gwendolyn Gay (Speelman) Lapsley

December 02, 2021 |

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

Gwendolyn Gay (Speelman) Lapsley age 81, of McKeesport, died December 1, 2021, at UPMC McKeesport. Born November 17, 1940, in Lippencott, she was the daughter of Joseph and Virginia (McMannes) Speelman and the wife of the late Alfred Robert Lapsley Jr.
Gay graduated from Masontown High School, then married the love of her life, Bob Lapsley from McKeesport. They were married 54 1/2 years until God took him home on January 5, 2013.
Gay retired in 2002 from Bombardier, formerly known as Westinghouse in West Mifflin, after 32 years. She previously worked for Penny's in Eastland. She was a member of St. Mark's Parish. Gay enjoyed crocheting and her word search puzzles.

 
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Louis Berry Jr.

December 01, 2021 |

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

Louis Berry Jr., age 67, of Duquesne, passed away on December 1, 2021, in Washington Hospital. Son of the late Louis and late Antoinette (Bergamasco) Berry Sr., he was born on March 31, 1954, in Braddock. Louis was a retired carpenter and enjoyed knitting rugs, gardening and riding his motorcycle. He proudly served his county in the Army and the National Guard and was deployed during Desert Storm. He is the husband of Karen (Gailliot) Berry for 43 years; brother of Rosemary (Bob) Matthews of Alaska, Lena Berry of McKees Rocks, Joseph Berry, and late Frank (late Angel) Berry; brother-in-law of John and Linda Zitelli of Whitaker. Also survived by mother-in-law, Margaret Gailliot of Whitaker. There is no visitation. Arrangement entrusted to MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 15110, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER, SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER, FUNERAL DIRECTOR. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family.

 


Faye Pancurak

December 01, 2021 |

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

Faye Pancurak, age 90, formerly of Braddock, passed away on December 1, 2021, at Kane Community Center-Ross Twp. Daughter of the late Andrew and Mary (Orsulak) Pancurak, she was born in Braddock, on September 19, 1931. Faye is the sister of Sylvia (late Robert) Goodfellow of Bethel Park, late Andrew (surviving spouse Jeannette) Pancurak of McKees Rocks, late Mary Alice (late Mickey) Moore, and late Russell (late Betty) Pancurak. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Saturday, December 4, 2021 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. when a blessing will take place at 11:00 a.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, with Rev. Thomas Dansak officiating. Burial will follow in All Saints Braddock Catholic Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Kane Community Center, 110 McIntyre Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15237.

 


Raymond E. Tubbs

December 01, 2021 |

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

Raymond E. Tubbs, age 84, of Duquesne, passed away on November 29, 2021, at UPMC East-Monroeville. Born in East Pittsburgh on February 10, 1937, he was the son of the late Raymond E. and Gertrude (McMullen) Tubbs Sr. Ray was retired from the U.S. Air Force with 21 years of service, was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Duquesne, Teutonia Mannerchor Club in Duquesne, and the Dravosburg American Legion Post #0380. He is the loving husband to Lois J. (Gorscak) Tubbs for 24 years; father of 4 sons; stepfather of Beth (Lou) Chillinsky of Irwin, Robert Burwell II of Frederick, MD and the late Michael Burwell; brother of Gertrude (late Bill) Carter of Florida, Catherine (late Dom) Spinozzi of McKeesport and Dolores Snyder of Bethlehem, PA.; step grandchildren, Robert (Shawna) Chillinsky and Jonathon (Melissa) Chillinsky; 5 step great grandchildren, Roman, Lilyana, Sophia, Luna, and Willow. Visitation will be held on Saturday, December 4, 2021, from 2-4 p.m. when Services will be held at 4:00 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., DUQUESNE, 15110, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER, SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER, FUNERAL DIRECTOR, with Pastor John Gropp officiating, followed by presentation of Military Honors. Private burial will be held at Penn Lincoln Cemetery.

 


Paul T. Vavra

December 01, 2021 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Paul Thomas Vavra, 73 of Dravosburg, passed away on Tuesday, November 30th, 2021, at his home. He was born in McKeesport on October 17, 1948, to the late Albert J. Vavra and Theresa Moran Williams. Paul was the loving husband of 52 years to Georgia M. Lesko Vavra. He is survived by his wife Georgia as well as their daughters Paulette Sutter of White Oak and Trisha (Thomas) OBrien of West Mifflin. Paul is further survived by his brother Raymond Vavra of Clairton and his sister Barbara Jean Habjanitz of Glassport. He is also survived by his grandchildren Cameron, Erin, Sydney, and Shauna, as well as nieces and nephews. Paul also leaves behind his beloved pug Trixie. Paul was preceded in death by his brothers Albert and James, and his sisters Patty, Mary Jane, and Joanne. He was a decorated veteran of the U.S. Army, stationed in Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Paul worked at U.S. Steel in Homestead in the motor room for 20 years, at Scalise Industries, and as an electrician. He was also a member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Duquesne. Paul enjoyed meticulously organizing his garage and building cars. This love of cars resulted in an avid interest in racecars and racing at Keystone. Arrangements have been entrusted to I.M FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 203 4th St, Dravosburg, PA 15034. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


Norma L. Allen

December 01, 2021 |

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

Norma L. Allen, 85, of Port Vue, passed away Monday, November 29, 2021. She was born June 6, 1936 in Lewistown, PA and was  the daughter of the late Norman L. and Helen (Wright) Anderson. She was the wife of the late Edward Leonard "Spike" Allen who passed away February 28, 2011. She worked as an office manger for over 30 years for Dr. David Jacobs and later Dr. Charles Levowitz.  She enjoyed ceramics, cryptograms and word searches. She had a passion for shopping especially in the local malls. Norma also enjoyed yard work, gardening and opera music. She also liked to feed birds.

 
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