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Mary Joyce "Snookie" Catania

August 10, 2022 |

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

Mary Joyce "Snookie" Catania, age 84, of White Oak, died August 8, 2022, at UPMC McKeesport.  Born May 23, 1938, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late John and Anna  (Minyon) Sestile.  
Mary Joyce was an avid listener of the music of the 50's and loved to dance.  
She is survived by a son, Nick (Sarah) Trbovic; grandchildren, Elena and Elias Trbovic; a brother, John Sestile, and many nieces and nephews.  

 
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Lucinda Lou "Cindy" Massaro

August 09, 2022 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Lucinda Lou  (Cindy) Massaro age 70 of Glassport Pa died peacefully at home after a long battle with cancer on August 8, 2022.  Lucinda is survived by her husband of 49 years, Anthony Massaro and 2 sons,  Matthew and Anthony ( Aleasha) and granddaughters Baylee and Kambrie, also from Glassport.  She also leaves behind a brother, Lawrence Chottiner (Nancy); a sister Holly Donegan ( John); Sister in law Joann Filson (Duane) and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents Lawrence and Caroline Chottiner of North Versailles. Cindy is a graduate of McKeesport Hospital School of Nursing in 1973, where she also began her career as a registered nurse.  She was a devoted wife and mother and was a dedicated caregiver to her son Matthew.  She was a member of the Linway Presbyterian Church.  A celebration of Life service will be held at a later date.  Funeral arrangements by Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport

 


Joan Marie Teck

August 09, 2022 |

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

Joan M. (Skrtic) Teck, of Versailles Borough, has entered eternal rest on August 1, 2022, at McKeesport Hospital. Born June 16, 1946, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Nicholas and Alice (Mains) Skrtic and the wife of Larry V. Teck, Sr. Joan was a caring, loving, and beautiful woman who will be deeply missed. She loved to attend church with her friends, dancing, playing bingo, and being a wife, mother, and grandmother.
In addition to her husband, survivors include daughters; Ann (Keith) Larko and Lori (Brian) Sanchez and Son; Larry V. Teck, Jr., grandchildren; Larry Sanchez and Lauryn Sanchez, siblings; Nicholas (the late Kathryn) Skrtic, Steve Skrtic, Mary (the late Edwin) Serena and Carol (Michael) Salter, also many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

 
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Brian Mark Gerendash

August 09, 2022 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

Brian Mark Gerendash, 60, of McKeesport, died Monday, August 8, 2022 at home.  Born in McKeesport on October 22, 1961, he was the son of the late Marvin B. and Florence D. Hochhauser Gerendash.  He is survived by his brother, Mitchell (Cindy) Gerendash of White Oak, his sisters, Goldie Janusek of North Versailles and Iris Russ of McKeesport, also by nieces and nephews.  He was a graduate of McKeesport High School.  A service will be held Thursday, August 11, 2022 at 1:00 PM in the chapel of Grandview Cemetery, 1301 Lincoln Highway, North Versailles, PA  15137, followed by interment in the family lot.  Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 is in charge of arrangements.

 


James A. "Sonny" Budai

August 09, 2022 |

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

James A. “Sonny” Budai, age 84, of Versailles Boro, passed away on Monday, August 8, 2022, in Jefferson Hospital. Born in Duquesne on November 9, 1937, he was the son of the late James S. and Alberta (Bost) Budai. He was a former salesman for the V.F.W., in Columbus, Ohio and a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish-St. Joseph Church, Duquesne. He was the former husband of Debra (David) Budai of Columbus, Ohio; father of James W. (Heather) Budai of Galloway, Ohio; grandfather of Mallory Budai, Evan J. Budai and Jillian M. Budai; brother of Carol (Bob) Kostelnik of West Mifflin and Paul (Colleen) Budai of West Mifflin; cousin of James (Carol) Howard, Terry (Jean) Howard, Patti (Tom) Klocko, and Susan Howard. He was predeceased by his aunt Philomena Howard. There is no visitation. Arrangements entrusted to the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 15110, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER, SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER, FUNERAL DIRECTOR.

 


Carolin J. Boczar

August 08, 2022 |

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

Carolin J. Boczar, age 92, of McKeesport, died August 6, 2022. Born June 30, 1930, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Marko and Caroline (Krznaric) Kasunic and wife of the late Herbert Boczar.
Carolin was employed as a Human Resource Director by General Electric Credit and was a valued employee at Community College of Allegheny County. She was a member of Mary, Mother of God Parish, St. Patrick Church, and volunteered at McKeesport Hospital for over 20 years.

 
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Mary Anne Burgman

August 08, 2022 |

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

Mary Anne Burgman, 83, of North Huntingdon, passed away Sunday, August 7, 2022 at The Grove.  She was born September 21, 1938 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Peter and Mary Jackowski.  Mary Anne was a homemaker and worked as a cashier for Rite Aid.  She was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church and enjoyed trips to the casinos.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Emanuel Burgman, and brothers, Chuck and Peter Jackowski.  She is survived by her children, Daniel Burgman, Donald (Eileen) Burgman, David Burgman, Doris Baker (Randy), Dennis (Cindy) Burgman and Deneen Gable; sister, Eileen (Norman) Heinack; sister-in-law, Fran Jackowski; 17 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.  Friends will be received from 3-7 p.m. on Thursday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  A Blessing service will be held on Friday at 9:30 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment to follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Norwin Area Meals on Wheels.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Robert W. Fierst Sr.

August 08, 2022 |

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

Robert W. Fierst Sr., 89, of Jeannette, passed away Sunday, August 7, 2022 at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital.  He was born June 6, 1933 in Butler, a son of the late Aloysius and Ethel Fierst.  Prior to his retirement, Robert worked for the maintenance department for Allegheny County and enjoyed fishing and loved his beer.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie Chanery.  He is survived by his sons, Robert Jr. (Nikki), John (Melissa); daughters, Linda (Steve), Lorraine (Bill), Lori (Dennis), Lisa and Loretta; 19 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.  There will be no visitation.   Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


William W. Kiraly

August 07, 2022 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

William (Bill) W. Kiraly, age 65, of Glassport, Pennsylvania passed away on August 6,
2022.  He is survived by his daughter, Alexandra M. Kiraly of San Diego, California and
his beloved dog, Bandit. Born on February 2, 1957 to the late William A. and Anna
Jean Kiraly. He was preceded in death by his sister, Shelly L. Kiraly.  As an Allegheny
County employee for the past 40 years, first with Shuman Detention Center, then with
the Public Defender’s Office and for the last 22 years as Tipstaff for The Honorable
Kevin G. Sasinoski in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas. Bill was a
member of the local PNA. His love for opening day of Trout Season took him fishing
down many streams. He was an avid Penn State and Steeler Football fan, as well as
the Pittsburgh Pirates. He will be missed by all of those who worked and knew him.
Friends received at the Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport, on Wednesday,
August 10, 2022 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8.  A funeral blessing will be held Thursday at
10:00 am, internment following at McKeesport-Versailles Cemetery.

 


William A. "Bill" Haley

August 06, 2022 |

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

William A. "Bill" Haley, 94, of North Huntingdon, peacefully fell asleep in the Lord on Friday August 5, 2022, in Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. Born in Duquesne, June 22, 1928, he was the son of the late Andrej "Andy" and Anna (Artim) Haley. Beloved husband of 68 years to Florence (Petriskie) Haley, he is also survived by a son, Bill (Cyndee) Haley, a daughter Denise (late Jeff Pavlic), A brother Andy (Olive) Haley; three grandchildren, Billy (Charity) Haley, Jenny Haley, and Josh Cooley, six great grandchildren, Kayla, Alyssa, Devon, Isaac, Addy, and Cody; also several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a son, Bobby Haley and three brothers, Tom (late Martha) Haley, Bob Haley, and Jerry Haley. Mr. Haley was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, Duquesne, and a retired brakeman for the Union Railroad Company. Mr. Haley was also an accomplished masonary worker. He was a loving family man who enjoyed bowling, golfing, hunting, fishing and gardening. He also proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII.

Family and friends will be received from 12 noon until a Parastas Service at 3P.M. on Monday, August 8, 2022, in the William S. Skovranko Memorial Home, Inc., 828 Richford Street, Duquesne with Rev. Will Rupp officiating. Burial will follow in SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery, West Mifflin.

 
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John "Butch" Coyne

August 06, 2022 |

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

John (Butch) Coyne, 73, of Hazelwood, passed peacefully at his home on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 . Born December 23, 1948, in Hazelwood,  to Rose (Provident) and Edward T. Coyne, Sr. He was a graduate of Bishop Boyle High School. He married Karen (Poniatowski) October 21, 1978. Together they shared four children; Sara (Ed) Foster, Jon (Kristin), Liam (Amy) Coyne, and Devin (Tom) Madden. He also had nine loving grandchildren; Brianna, Leanna, Angela, Carmella, Olivia, Gianna, Eddie, Abigail, and Leland. . Brother of the late Edward T. Coyne Jr. survived by his wife, Mary Rita and their children Regina (Nate), Eddie (Brooke), and Kathleen (Matt), along with his great nieces and nephews.

He worked at Calig Steel Drum Company until their closure and later as a security guard for Pittsburgh Public Schools. John lived his life to the fullest through the simple things; chatting with friends and family, telling stories, and spending time with his grandchildren. Butch was a well respected man by everyone he came in contact with including the many students he mentored as his time as a security officer at Langley and Brashear High School. 

Family and friends will be received from 2-8 P.M. on Thursday, August 4, 2022, in the William S. Skovranko Memorial Home, Inc., 828 Richford Street, Duquesne. Parting prayers will be praye at 10:15 A.M. on Friday, August 5, in the Memorial Home, followed by Funeral Services at 11 A.M. in the Hazelwood Christian Church, 118 Glen Caladh Street, Hazelwood.

 
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Ronald T. Zebroski

August 05, 2022 |

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

Ronald T. Zebroski, age 76, of McKeesport, died on August 4, 2022, at home. Born June 28, 1946, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Stephen and Regina (Pacacha) Zebroski and the wife of Cecelia (Callahan) Zebroski for over 37 years.
Ron retired from UPMC Western Behavioral Health at Mon-Yough, where he started in mental health and finished as a drug and alcohol therapist. In his early years, Ron worked for Gimbels Department Store as a toy buyer and then as a salesman in the pipe industry. He was a United States Air Force veteran serving during peacetime. Ron attended Mary, Mother of God Parish, St. Angela Merici Church. He found peace in helping others and was a proud father and grandfather. Ron considered himself blessed to have his family. He truly loved his work and recently mentored Jordan Little through the death of his father. He loved to watch Fox News, play on his I pad, and travel with his beloved wife.

 
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Charles A. "Charlie" Ricciotti

August 05, 2022 |

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

Charles A. "Charlie" Ricciotti, 86, of Mt. Vernon passed away Thursday, August 4, 2022. He was born June 16, 1936 in McKeesport and was the son to the late Charles and Anna (Lind) Ricciotti. Charlie graduated from McKeesport High School in 1954 and went into the Army, where he served from 1959-1962 and was awarded the Good Conduct Medal. He worked as a Machinist for US Steel - National Tube Works, among many other machine shops through the years. He was a member of Mary Mother of God Parish - St. Patrick's Church, a part of Christy Park and Renzie Park Seniors, White Oak VFW Post 701, and the ISDA. In his younger years, Charlie was an avid tennis player and instructor.

 
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Kenneth M. Mitchell

August 04, 2022 |

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

Kenneth M. Mitchell, minister, teacher, loyal brother, loving son, uncle, and friend, sadly passed away on August 1, 2022, at a senior living facility, The Sheridan at Bethel Park. He died as a result of late-stage dementia at the age of 74. A wise man once stated, “if you must choose, take a good name rather than great riches; for to be held in loving esteem is better than silver and gold.” Proverbs 22:1 The Living Bible. Ken chose a good name rather than riches and in doing so was held in loving esteem by many in the community.

 
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Theodore Raymond Erkman

August 04, 2022 |

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

Theodore Raymond Erkman (Ted)  passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his family, on August 3, 2022, after a battle with pancreatic cancer.  He was born on January 24, 1940 in McKeesport, PA, the son of  Michael and Agnes (Reskovac) Erkman.  He attended McKeesport Area schools and went on to obtain a BA degree in Journalism from Duquesne University.  Ted enlisted in the Army National Guard and was stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas.  After his service, he married his sweetheart, Kathleen (Narkiewicz) Erkman.  He then accepted a job at J.W. Thompson in New York City, where he worked as an Account Executive on the Phillips Petroleum  account. While in New York, Ted and Kathy were proud owners of a brownstone in Park Slope, Brooklyn, which they renovated.  Ted also served as president of the Park Slope Block Association, where he headed up the tree planting project.  If you visit the neighborhood streets of 154 Berkeley Place, you will be able to admire the 50+ year-old trees he planted which make Brooklyn beautiful today!

 
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Robert J. Paul

August 03, 2022 |

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

Robert J. Paul, age 86, of West Mifflin, passed away on Monday, August 1, 2022, at Jefferson Hospital.  Born in Pittsburgh on February 7, 1936, he was a retired steelwork at J&L Steel-Hazelwood and a member of St. Joseph Church of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish. He served in the Army during the Korean War. He enjoyed working around the house and was a wonderful husband and father. Robert is survived by his wife of 60 years, Nancy Jane (Mihalik) Paul, and children Robert M. Paul and Gregory J. Paul, both of West Mifflin. There will be no visitation or services. Arrangements entrusted to the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 15110, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER, SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER, FUNERAL DIRECTOR.

 


Jean (Ellis) Tucker

August 02, 2022 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

Jean (Ellis) Tucker, 84, of North Versailles Twp. died July 31, 2022, with her loving husband at her side. Jean was the beloved wife of Frank “Bucky” Tucker for 35 years. She was the loving stepmother of Gary Tucker, Sharon Dunbar, and the late Ricky Tucker. She is also survived by her sister, Dotty Thomas, many relatives and friends.

Per Jean’s wishes, all services are private. A celebration of Jean’s life with be held at a later date.  Arrangements entrusted to Alfieri Funeral Home, Wilmerding. Please visit www.alfierifuneralhome.com for online condolences. 

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Jean (Ellis) Tucker, please visit our floral store.

 


Mary "Bam" R. (Gwinner) Aniszewski

August 02, 2022 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Mary “Bam” R. (Gwinner) Aniszewski, age 56, of North Versailles, passed away Thursday, July 28, 2022. She was born August 10, 1965 in Braddock, a daughter of the late William and Johanna Gwinner. She last worked for A.J. Silberman Company in Braddock where she developed life long friendships, especially with her “sister”; Shelly (Tony) Mamaeff. She loved spending time with her grandkids and liked traveling, antiquing, bingo, and trips to the casino. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brothers William Alan Gwinner and Darryl Scott Gwinner; and sister Holly Russo.

 
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Leah Ja'Nee Barber

August 02, 2022 |

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

Leah Ja'Nee Barber, 50, died July 25, 2022. She was born on October 16, 1971, in McKeesport Hospital. She was the daughter of Robert C. Barber and the late Barbara Ann Barber. Leah was the youngest of 5 siblings.

Leah accepted the Lord as her Personal Savior during her preteen years at Morning Star Baptist Church, West Mifflin. Leah faithfully attended Sunday school and singing in the Sunbeam Choir.   As her health permitted, she developed a closer walk with God and became an avid bible study partner with her Aunt Sue Brown. Every week she watched MSBC online -services, Leah always told her nurses how much she enjoyed Sunday Worship, her sister is a good preacher, and how proud she was of her nieces who could mime. Even as her health was failing, she always looked forward to Aunt Lisa for a word of encouragement and motivation through the Word of God. And for that, her family thank you for keeping her mind stayed on Jesus.

During her younger years, Leah enjoyed double-double dutch jump rope, riding her bike, and modeling at various Back 2 School fashion shows. What many may not know is that Leah also enjoyed the arts. She loved to free-hand draw which included fashion designing. She was also an avid lover of Gospel music and Oldies but Goodies where she often posted songs to others from different decades on her Facebook page.

 
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Michael S. Kriebel

August 02, 2022 |

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

Michael S. Kriebel, 61, of McKeesport, passed away Saturday, July 23, 2022, at Belair Health and Rehabilitation in Lower Burrell, PA.

 
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William Joseph Paterra

August 02, 2022 |

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

William Joseph Paterra, age 62, of McKeesport, died on Monday, August 1, 2022. He was born in McKeesport on September 3, 1959 and is the son of the late Louis S. and Helen Hreha Paterra. He was formerly employed at McKeesport Hospital, was the Director of Housekeeping at Point Park University, and retired as the Operations Director at Monroeville Mall. He was a medic for McKeesport EMS, where he started as a junior and continued for about 10 years. He was a football coach for many years where he coached local youth football and was actively involved with youth sports programs. He was a coach for McKeesport Little Tigers prior to coaching at McKeesport High School and East Allegheny High School. He was well known throughout the community and loved coaching and influencing the lives of the youth. Bill was also a very avid Pittsburgh sports fan. Besides sports, he loved vacationing and taking his dog, Holly, for walks to play ball, and spending time with his grandson, Harper.

 
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Lauren A. Borrelli

August 02, 2022 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

 

Late Monday August 1st our loving daughter, sister and friend Lauren Borrelli passed peacefully at the age of 34.  Born March 29, 1988 she was the daughter of Mi Sun and the late Christopher Borrelli.  She was a graduate of both Penn State (B.Sc. Psychology) and Pitt (Master of Business Administration).   Lauren worked in Pharmaceutical Contract Negotiations at Amgen, first in Los Angeles and then remotely from her home in Pittsburgh. Her memory lives on through her mother, her sister Sarah Borrelli (Ryan Surace), nephew Nico Surace and niece Luna Surace, as well as her aunts, uncles, cousins, and innumerable friends. Lauren was fanatical about Formula 1 racing and made it to nearly every race watch party at Coop Deville even with the ridiculously early race times of the series. She was involved with many gyms, too many to count. Lauren cared deeply for others and frequently made care packages and home-made chapstick to give to the homeless near her North Side apartment. She was passionate about hiking, climbing and walking. Frequently, she would take several multi-hour “short walks” to get donuts from this “new place you have to try.” Games! She loved games. Even when she had never played a game or barely listened to the rules, she would immediately determine the optimum strategy and exploits to win. She would always get there before anyone else.  Friends and loved ones are invited to come share in celebrating her life and experiences at Wojciechowski Funeral Home in Glassport, PA on Friday August 5th from 2-4p and 6-8p.

 


Lavino W. Dandrea

August 02, 2022 |

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

Lavino "Beans" Dandrea, age 89 of McKeesport, passed away on Monday, August 1, 2022 in Mountainview Skilled Nursing Home, Greensburg.  Born September 8, 1932 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Biagio and Angelina (Spaccasassi) Dandrea. A former vice president of Tico Electric in McKeesport and Korean War Veteran of the US Army, Lavino was a member of Mary, Mother of God Parish, St. Patrick's Church of McKeesport.  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, the late Maryann (Kolic) Dandrea, who passed away January 18, 2018, and his son William Dandrea.   Lavino is survived by his sons Mark (Jane) Dandrea of Monroeville and Vincent (Denise) Dandrea of Irwin; his six grandchildren: Ryan (Taylor) Dandrea, Michael (Anna) Dandrea, Victoria (Benjamin Bugaile) Dandrea, Mark James (Mary) Dandrea, Vincent M. Dandrea, Jr., and Dakota Mary Dandrea; and also nieces and nephews.

 
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Arlene Altman

August 02, 2022 |

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

Arlene Altman, 88, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, August 1, 2022 at her home.  She was born May 3, 1934 in Harrison City, a daughter of the late John and Helen (Lauffer) Kemerer.  Arlene was a member of Circleville United Methodist Church and Norwin Art League.  She enjoyed embroidering, crocheting, sewing and gardening and was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Frank Altman, infant daughter, Darla Joy and brother, Terry Kemerer.  She is survived by her children, Janine (Gary) Opfer, of Boston, PA, Cheryl (Earl) Kiser, of N. Irwin, Kirk (Deb) Altman, of Irwin, Renee (Andrew) Gabany, of Penn Twp., Craig (Kelli) Altman, of Newnan, GA; grandchildren, Steven (Melissa) Opfer, Rachel Fawcett, Michael, Juliana, Sarah, Christina Gabany, Madison, Kellsi, Kirk Jr. and Kevin Altman.  Step grandchildren, Kelly (Jeff) Welding, Jessica Kiser; step great-grandchildren, Ella, Jeffrey, Oliver, Keraline, Hunter, D.J., Zoe; step great-great-grandchild, Liam; and sister, Sue (Gary) Oden.   Friends will be received on Thursday  from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  A funeral service will be held on Friday at 10 a.m. in Circleville United Methodist Church.  Interment to follow in Brush Creek Cemetery.  The family would like to thank Excela Health Hospice for their compassionate care.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Tyler James Cubakovic

August 01, 2022 |

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

Tyler James Cubakovic, 29, of North Huntingdon, passed away Saturday, July 30, 2022. He was born January 4, 1993 in Pittsburgh and was the son of David P. and Linda Marie (Weslowski) Cubakovic of North Huntingdon. Tyler was a member of Bridge City Church in White Oak and was a Drummer in the church band there. He was a 2011 graduate of Norwin Senior High School and was also a 2015 graduate of Geneva College. He worked for Tucker Auto-Mation in North Huntingdon and had previously worked for Premier Automation.

 
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Billie Jean Kochan

August 01, 2022 |

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

Billie Jean "B.J." (Young) Kochan, age 61, of Blaine Hill, passed away on Friday, July 29, 2022 at Jefferson Hospital. A skilled legal secretary for many years, she had worked for both the PA Office of Attorney General and the Allegheny County Office of Public Defender. She loved to read, especially crime and mystery novels, spend time chatting and laughing with family and friends, watch movies and TV shows, listen to classic rock music, and play video games on her computer. A lifelong lover of cats, she spent much of her time doting on her beloved Haven Butterscotch. Born September 20, 1960 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of Elsie L. (Bentley) Young of Elizabeth and the late William A. "Bill" Young. In addition to her mom, she is survived by her daughter, Jayme Kochan; Jayme's boyfriend Sean Amprim, whom she referred to as her "son-in-law"; sisters, Sandy Kluczkowski of Millvale, Charlie Young of North East and Millie (Jake) Bendel of Greensburg; nephews, Bill (Anna) Kluczkowski of Cheswick and Adam Kluczkowski of Millvale; close friends and next-door neighbors, Tom and Loretta Martin; also, cousins. She was preceded in death by her dad and her husband, Andrew J. Kochan, both of whom she loved and missed dearly. No visitation or services are planned at this time, but a celebration of life may be arranged in the future. Those who wish to make a memorial contribution are encouraged to donate to a local animal shelter or rescue of their choosing.  Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


John Michael Firda

August 01, 2022 |

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

John Michael Firda, born in McKeesport on July 24th, 1929, passed away on July 30th, 2022, surrounded by his family at the age of 93. John met his wife, the beautiful Agnes Bernadette (Behun) Firda at the moment of his departure to begin their journey to heaven together. John’s parents Marie (John) Jamnicky and John Firda, along with his siblings Dorothy, Bobbie, and Irene proceeded him in death and have been waiting for his arrival. John is survived by his two sons Gregory and Jeffrey (Tammy) Firda, his three grandchildren, Johnathan, Avonlea (Blaine), and Lexi Firda (Scooby & Sage) and his brother Bernie (Christine) Jamnicky along with many loving nieces and nephews and his beloved dog and best friend Chuckie.

 
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Donald L. Brannon

August 01, 2022 |

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

Donald L. Brannon, age 85, of Lincoln Boro, formerly of McKeesport, died July 30, 2022, at Southwestern nursing home. Born February 5, 1937, in Pittsburgh, he is the son of the; late Harry and Catherine (Robertson) Brannon and the husband of the living Janet (Thompson) Brannon.
Donald served in the United States Navy during peacetime . He retired from the McKeesport Connecting Railroad, where he started as a brakeman and finished as an engineer. Donald was a member of the Park Baptist Church. He loved spending time with his family, doing yard work, tinkering on cars, and building things with his hands. In addition to his wife, survivors include children; Don Brannon of Lincoln Boro, Tammy (the late Russell) Forsythe of Lincoln Boro, Pamela Delsignore of Greenock, and Janet (Richard) Gabonay of West Newton, grandchildren; David, Matthew, Leah, Joshua, Rachel, Daniel, Rebecca, Ashley, Andrea, Zachary, and Megan; 22 great-grandchildren, also many nieces and nephews.

 
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Martin C. Pancurak

August 01, 2022 |

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

Martin C. Pancurak, age 94, of Port Vue, died July 29, 2022, at the Grove at Irwin. Born November 17, 1927, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late John & Mary (Suhy) Pancurak and the husband of the late Ruth (Provasnik) Pancurak.
Martin was a veteran of the United States Navy and the Marine Corps serving during WWII. He retired from U.S. Steel Irvin Works, where he was a welder; he was also a longtime member of Saints Joachim and Anne Parish, attending Saint Eugene Church in Liberty Boro. Martin and his wife took great pride in caring for their home. His greatest joy was spending time with his granddaughter.

 
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Beverly K. Beirne

August 01, 2022 |

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

Beverly K. Beirne, age 85 of Virginia Beach, and formerly of McKeesport, passed away on Saturday, July 30, 2022.  Born May 2, 1937 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late John and Marion (Lang) Beirne.  Beverly was an avid traveler and traveled to many countries.  She worked as a clerk for the A&P Grocery Store and was a member of St. John the Apostle Catholic Church in Virginia Beach, VA.  She was active in the Sandbridge Community and a former member of Sandbridge rescue squad.  She is survived by her nephews, niece, several cousins, many friends and her dog Lucy.  In addition to her parents, Beverly was preceded in death by her brother Jack (Marge) Beirne.

 
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