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Eleanor M. Monaghan

November 30, 2022 |

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

Eleanor M. Monaghan, age 87, of Duquesne, passed away on Sunday, November 27, 2022 at UPMC Presbyterian. Born in Linesville, PA on September 3, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Elizabeth (Salter) Ballas. She was a former clerk at Hills and Ames Department Stores in West Mifflin and contributed to numerous Church missions. Eleanor was the wife of the late William G. Monaghan; mother of Lynn Monaghan of Vandergrift and the late Gregory Monaghan; grandmother of Alissa (Ben) Caparelli of Mt. Washington, Stephen (fiance, Crystal Layhue) Monaghan of Mt. Pleasant, and Kaci (fiancé, Charles “Bud” Layhue) Monaghan of Vandergrift; great grandmother of Ryan, Ry-Leigh, Stephen Jr., Gabriela, Abbigail, and Payeton. She was the last surviving member of her brothers and sisters. There will be no visitation. Arrangements entrusted to the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER, SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER, FUNERAL DIRECTOR.

 


Patricia A. Zosack

November 30, 2022 |

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

Patricia A. Zosack, age 87, of Greenock, died November 29, 2022, at Arrowood at Southwestern.  Born November 22, 1935, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Clara (Inks) Henry and wife of the late Vincent Zosack.  Patricia was a proud resident of Greenock for over 50 years.  She was a member of Mary, Mother of God Parish, and the Elizabeth Township Seniors.  Patricia was an avid Steelers fan, and her favorite player was Troy Polamalu.  She enjoyed trips to the casinos and had a friend who was always ready to go with her.  She will be remembered for her outgoing personality and always up for having a good time.

 
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John W. Chomas

November 29, 2022 |

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

John W. "Chombo" Chomas, age 66, of Elizabeth, passed away on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 at home after a long battle with cancer. He was a former employee at Hercules in West Elizabeth and was a life member of Blaine Hill Volunteer Fire Co. and a member of the Blaine Hill Hunt Club. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, horse racing, watching sports on television, and was a Draft Kings enthusiast. Born December 15, 1955 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late William J. and Malinda (Roberts) Chomas. He is survived by sisters, Veronica (the late John) Bohlander of Rockville, MD, Mary Ellen (Michael) Yanity of Port Vue, Patti (Steve) Ostergaard of Tigoni, Kenya, and Pamela Meyer of Liberty Borough; also, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Kay Chomas and Judi Faith. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Friday, December 2, 2022 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. A funeral service will take place on Saturday, December 3, 2022 at 12 Noon in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jude Urso officiating. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Memorial contributions may be made to UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, 5115 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Ruth Ann Chomas

November 29, 2022 |

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

Ruth Ann (Piggford) Chomas, age 90, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 at home. She was a member of St. Joachim and Anne Parish, St. Michael Church in Elizabeth Twp., where she was a member and past president of the Christian Mothers. She was a scout leader for cubs and girl scouts, a member of Local 3 Senior Center in Elizabeth, a former member of the Forward Twp. Seniors, and a former volunteer at St. Michael and Yough elementary schools. She was the #1 cheerleader at all her children's and grandchildren's sporting events, a talented seamstress, and loved crafting, bowling, and playing cards and bingo. Born May 13, 1932 in Elizabeth, she was a daughter of the late James Wayne and Minnie (Braum) Pigford. She is survived by her husband of 71 years, James L. Chomas; children, J. Louis (Linda) Chomas, Esq. of Greenock, Margaret "Peggy" (William) Bianchi of North Huntingdon, Mary (Edward) Noble of Halifax, NC, Mark (Suzanne) Chomas of Grove City, Joseph (Terry) Chomas of Newport News, VA and Ruth "Tish" (Ralph) Adams of Elizabeth Twp.; grandchildren, Louis, Michael, Gretchen, Paul, Jake, Justin, Luke, Maxwell, Mark, D.J. and Scott; great-grandchildren, Ryan, Nora, Cara and Emelia; sister, Helen Wivagg of Forward Twp.; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, Charles and James Wayne Piggford. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Friday, December 2, 2022 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Saturday, December 3, 2022, at St. Joachim and Anne Parish, St. Michael Church at 9:30 AM with the Rev. Thomas A. Wagner officiating. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joachim and Anne Parish, St. Michael Church, 101 McLay Drive, Elizabeth, PA 15037. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Georgina "Gina" Baker

November 29, 2022 |

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

Georgina "Gina" Baker, age 84, of Liberty Borough, passed away peacefully and went to be with the Lord early in the morning on November 26, 2022.  Born February 17, 1938, in London, England, she was the daughter of the late James and Doris Eva (Cox).  Gina was the beloved mother of Sally Lofstrom, of Liberty Borough, PA, and Susan Murphy, of Frazier Park, CA; three granddaughters and six great-grandchildren; brother, Phillip Baker, of Basingstoke, England; longtime sweetheart Larry Stanczak, of McKeesport, PA and also survived by nieces and nephews.  She loved the Lord and her daughters with all her heart and will be dearly missed.  Arrangements were entrusted to Willig Funeral Home & Crematory.  A Memorial Mass will be celebrated later at Saints Joachim and Anne Parish, St. Eugene Church.  Condolences and memories may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com.  Charles Danforth, Supervisor

 


Elieen L. Szymarek

November 29, 2022 |

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

Eileen L. Szymarek, 82, of White Oak, died November 27, 2022, at Independence Court of Monroeville. Born July 15, 1940, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Caroline (Trojinowski) Boullion and the wife of the late Donald R. Szymarek.

 
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Stanley B. Lowry, Jr.

November 29, 2022 |

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

Stanley B. Lowry Jr., age 73, McKeesport, died November 24, 2022, at Greensburg Care Center. Born June 22, 1949, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Stanley B. and Ann M. (Liberatore) Lowry Sr.
Stanley retired as a McKeesport local pizza delivery driver and previously worked for Copperweld in Glassport. He was a collector of vinyl records, Elvis and The Beatles memorabilia, and Venetian glass art. Stanley, most importantly, cherished the time he spent with his great-nephews.

 
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William R. Francis

November 29, 2022 |

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

William R. Francis, age 78, of McKeesport, died November 27, 2022, at home.  Born December 3, 1943, in Charleston, SC, he was the son of the late Oliver L. Sr. and Queen (Rivers) Francis and Life Partner of Donna Knight.  William retired from the Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory and opened his own business, Francis INSight Market, on Locust Street in McKeesport.  William served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.  He was a Golden Glove Champion and also boxed while in the Army.  He enjoyed testing his luck with scratch-off tickets, and many knew him from around McKeesport from gathering and scrapping materials. William was a member of the St. Paul AME Church in McKeesport and the Prince Hall Masonic Temple.

 
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Charles Nicholas Vincenzini

November 28, 2022 |

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

Charles Nicholas Vincenzini,  82, of White Oak, passed away Monday, November 28, 2022. He was born May 3, 1940 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Pio and June (Finney) Vincenzini. He was a member and usher at Mary, Mother of God Parish - St. Angela Church in White Oak. Charles was a carpenter and was retired from US Steel Irvin Works after 43 years of service. He was a member the Holy Name Society and was also a member and former chairman of the White Oak Recreation Board. He enjoyed golfing, hunting, fishing, and spending quality time with his family, grandchildren and friends.

 
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Timothy A. Vargo, Sr.

November 28, 2022 |

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

Timothy A. Vargo, Sr., age 70, of Hopwood, PA, formerly of McKeesport, died on Monday, November 21, 2022. He was born in Pittsburgh, PA on February 15, 1952, and is the son of the late John Vargo and Pearl Marks Vargo Dietrich Bortz. He proudly served in the United States Army Reserve and was employed at Motor Coils in Braddock where he produced coils for many years for railroad trains. He recently was employed at Hunter’s Garage in Adamsburg, PA.

 
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Edward Louis Gronlund, Jr.

November 28, 2022 |

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

Edward Louis Gronlund Jr. of Elizabeth Township died at the age of 86 on Sunday, November 27, 2022. Born March 10, 1936, he was the son of the late Edward Sr. and Dorothy Campbell Gronlund. A printer by profession, he was an employee/owner of Wivagg Printing in McKeesport, where he worked over 50 years. Ed’s life is defined by his work ethic, service to his country & community, and his ability to entertain others with his storytelling and humor. He served in the US Army, was a lifetime member & president of Central Volunteer Fire Company, served on the Elizabeth Township on the Board of Commissioners, supported numerous local and national organizations, coached little league baseball, co-founded his beloved Boar’s Nest hunting camp, and was always willing to lend his time and talents to others in need.

 
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Elizabeth “Betty” J. Eizenhafer

November 28, 2022 |

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

Elizabeth “Betty” J. Eizenhafer, age 92, of Irwin, formerly of Versailles, died on Saturday, November 26, 2022. She was born in McKeesport on January 24, 1930 and is the daughter of the late Alexander and Anna Freund Eizenhafer. She graduated from McKeesport High School in 1947 and retired after 44 years in clerical positions for Crum and Forster Insurance Co. in Pittsburgh. She was an active member of Mary, Mother of God Parish, St. Patrick Church, their Bereavement Committee, Rosary Society, Ladies of Charity, and the Christian Mothers, as well as a member of the Versailles AARP.

 
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Jill H. Graham

November 28, 2022 |

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

Jill H. Graham, 58, of Mount Pleasant, passed away Saturday, November 26, 2022. She was born March 5, 1964 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Albert R. and Helen A. (Pryzby) Graham. Jill was the owner and operator of Mr. T-Shirt, where she had a special talent of screen printing.  She also worked in gun manufacturing at Lesleh Precison Inc. in Rostraver.  She was a hard worker and an accomplished artist. She always excelled in athletics and was given a scholarship in college for basketball. She was also avid golf player, and guitar player. Jill had a huge heart and a great sense of humor. She will be greatly missed and was loved by many.

 
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Louis G. "Geno" Zecchini

November 28, 2022 |

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

Louis G. "Geno" Zecchini, 102, of Buena Vista, passed away Thursday, November 24, 2022. He was born June 27, 1920 in Herminie and was the son of the late Giuseppe "Joseph" and Mary (Venturelli) Zecchini. He was the husband of the late Florence (Swonger) Zecchini who died May 27, 2003. They were married December 6, 1939. Geno was retired from the former US Steel National Tube Works and was a US Army Veteran serving in WWII. For his service, he received the Good Conduct Medal, Army Occupation Medal (Japan), Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon and the WWII Victory Medal.

 
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Richard "Iggy" J. Ignat

November 28, 2022 |

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

  Richard "Iggy' J. Ignat, 84, died Saturday November 26, 2022. He is the son of the late John and Elizabeth (Chakey) Ignat. He is survived by his beloved wife Deborah Ignat; son Richard "Ricky" (Nita) Ignat; daughter Sherri (Joe) Hamar; grandchildren Clayton (Christina), Shaina, Chelsea (Imir), J.T. (Sarah), and Kaitlyn; great-grandchildren Camryn, Caleigh, Santana, Simeon, and baby Hamar on the way; brothers Robert, Ronald and Johnny; brother-in-law John (Judy) Lesko; sister-in-laws Patty Lesko and Joanne Holmes; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandson Tyler and sister-in-law Jacqueline Ulokovic. Iggy served in the U.S. Army in the Korean Conflict, worked at US Steel Homestead works and also at Westwood Golf Club. He loved to play blackjack and vacation. A funeral mass will be held Thursday 10am at Holy Trinity Church. Arrangements by the Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne.

 


George Michael Velardo, Sr.

November 27, 2022 |

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

George Michael Velardo, Sr., age 71, of McKeesport, died on Thursday, November 24, 2022. He was born in McKeesport on November 22, 1951 and is the son of the late George Henry and Barbara Kittle Velardo. He was employed as a mechanic at various companies including Meineke Muffler and Walmart. In addition to his work as a mechanic, he also was employed at the former TransCare and was a volunteer firefighter for North Versailles Township. George was a very positive, caring person and would do anything for anybody. He loved Christmas and dressing up as Santa Claus for all his family especially his grandchildren and great-grandchild, as well as for the children at Forbes Vocational Daycare. George was a member of All Souls’ Episcopal Church in North Versailles and was a former member of the choir.

 
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Beverly Ann (O’Neil) Guarascio

November 27, 2022 |

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

Beverly Ann (O’Neil) Guarascio, age 87, of Naples, FL, formerly of White Oak and McKeesport, PA, died Friday, November 25, 2022 in Naples, FL, after a short illness and surrounded by family. She was born in McKeesport on December 25, 1934 and is the daughter of the late Edward and Helen Wheatman O’Neil and the beloved wife of the late Richard Guarascio and devoted, loving mother of the late Bruce Michael Guarascio.

 
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Patricia L. "Pat" Klement

November 25, 2022 |

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

Patricia L. "Pat" Klement, 81, of White Oak, passed away Wednesday, November 23, 2022. She was born September 20, 1941 in McKeesport, and was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Louise (Bartholomai) Bosetti. Pat was a dedicated housewife, mother, grandmother & great-grandmother. In her spare time, Pat worked as a Floral Designer for Johnston the Florist. When she was younger, she originally was a member of St. Stephens Church, but as time changed, she became a member at St. Angela Merici, where eventually her and her husband, Ernest, renewed their vows. She enjoyed working in the yard and used every excuse to break out the power washer. She loved building puzzles, and playing cards with friends.

 
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Lawrence "Larry" Sobek

November 25, 2022 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

Lawrence "Larry" Sobek passed on Sunday, November 20, 2022, at the age of 86, with his loving family at his side.  Larry was the loving and devoted husband of Helena (Cortazzo) for 61 years.  Larry was the son of the late Albert Sobek and Margaret (Toth), stepson of Rosalie (Franks) Sobek.  Beloved brother of Dolores Krisher, brother-in-law to Lois Cortazzo and the late Pat Cortazzo and late Margaret Ily.

Devoted father to his children, Larry Jr. (Daria), Elaine (late Kenny) Zucarelli, Timmy (Stacey) and Cynthia (Tom) Bowman.  Loving Pap to his Grandchildren, Larry III, Ryan, Andy, Seth, Daria, Leanna, Dominic, Natalie, and Sofia. And Great Grandchildren Sebastian, Jake, and Emma.
 
Larry worked for United Airlines as a reservationist for 35 years.  He worked in Pittsburgh then the office transferred to Cleveland where he commuted every weekend back and forth to Pittsburgh.  He then was transferred to Virginia and retired from the airline. He realized that he was too young to retire and began his employment with Alfieri Funeral Home.  He was a dedicated employee and loved comforting many families in their difficult times for 18 years. Larry was a proud US Navy Veteran. A lifelong member of the Wilmerding Volunteer Fire Department. He served on the board of the East Boros Hall of Fame. He is a lifetime member of St. Aloysuis now known as St. Joseph the Worker Parish.  He is a graduate of Rankin High School and Wilmerding resident for over 61 years.

 
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Phyliss Ewell

November 25, 2022 |

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

Phyliss Ewell, 71, died November 19, 2022. Friends will be received from 10 a.m. to 12 noon Saturday November 26, 2022 at Divine Restoration Church, 100 S 7th Street, Duquesne, PA 15110, where a funeral service will be celebrated at 12 noon. Arrangements are in care of Robert A. Waters Funeral Home Inc.

 


Quanisha Lashay Ball

November 25, 2022 |

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

Quanisha Lashay Ball, 31, of McKeesport, PA passed away on November 17, 2022. Quanisha was born on September 20, 1991 to Courtney Tompkins & Clarence Ball, Sr. in Pittsburgh, PA.

Quanisha also known as Q, spent her younger years growing up in McKeesport, PA with her siblings where she enjoyed playing softball, basketball and mimed for Macedonia Church of Duquesne. She also enjoyed being a member of LaRosa boys and girls club.  

After graduating high school in 2010, Quanisha moved to Port Vue, PA where she established her independence. She worked for Walmart for 5+ years, Aramark for 10+ years and UPMC where she started in the cafeteria before she worked her way up to an office position at Western Psych. All of the jobs, Quanisha worked hard and excelled to higher levels alongside her sister Alexis before she embarked on her new journey and chapter in Decatur, GA. While in Georgia, Quanisha continued to flourish and blossom into her own womanhood.  Q found her niche at Emory Winship Cancer Institute where she felt at home and touched many hearts by assisting her patients.

Quanisha’s life was filled with love laughter and beautiful memories. Quanisha had a heart of gold. She loved to give and make those closest to her happy, especially her nieces and nephews who she adored. She enjoyed shopping, music, daily FaceTime conversations with her family and traveling. Quanisha enjoyed experiencing new things and going to new cities; Vegas being her favorite. She was in love with fashion with a big affection for her hats, Q had her own unique and beautiful style. Last but not least, if you knew Q, you knew she had a strong endearment for her wife, Rihanna.

 
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Pat Laverne Patrick

November 25, 2022 |

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

Pat Laverne Patrick, 65, of McKeesport, PA. passed away peacefully on Friday, November 18, 2022, at home. She was the loving daughter of Clarence and Dorsie Patrick. 

Pat was born November 2, 1957, in Brooklyn, New York. Pat attended McKeesport area high school; she worked as a Home Care Assistant in the McKeesport area.

Pat is survived by her mother, Dorsie Patrick daughter, Christina Francis of McKeesport, PA, son, Samuel (Krista) Francis of Arlington, TX, granddaughter Amahni Cargile, sister, Melinda (Kay) Patrick, brother, Clarence Patrick Jr, all of McKeesport PA, sister, Pam Bledsoe of Long Island, NY, her two favorite nieces, Chskeela and Ebony Patrick, of McKeesport PA, lifelong friends, Warren Francis and Ronald Sawyer, and a host of family and friends.

 
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Paul J. Slavick

November 24, 2022 |

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

Paul J. “Puddo” Slavick, age 88, of West Elizabeth, passed away on Thursday, November 24, 2022 at home. He was a retired laborer for Joseph E. DeChicchis and Co. in Elizabeth and a former employee of Swift Homes. A U.S. Army veteran, he was a member of St. Joachim and Anne Parish, St. Michael’s Church in Elizabeth Twp. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, the outdoors, and spending time at his former camp in Tionesta. Born February 8, 1934 in Elizabeth Twp., he was a son of the late Paul M. and Stephanna (Anjeski) Slavick. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Virginia “Gin” (Werner) Slavick; sisters, Stella Smith of Elizabeth, Joann Weiss of Jefferson Hills and Patricia Wedel of Pleasant Hills; brothers, George (Judy) Slavick of Elizabeth Twp. and Michael Slavick of Belle Vernon; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by siblings, Mary Catherine Soukovich, Phyllis Martin, Margaret Roberts, Marion McKernan, John and Joseph Slavick. No visitation is planned. A graveside service and military honors will take place on Thursday, December 1, 2022 at 12 Noon in the chapel at Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. with Fr. David Green officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, SW Region, 320 Bilmar Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com

 


Trina Ronsye Shears

November 23, 2022 |

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

Trina Ronyse Shears, 72 years old of East Liberty, PA, departed this life on November 20, 2022 at UPMC Shadyside Hospital. She was born April 18, 1950 to the late Henrietta Hughes Robertson and Willie “Squeaker” Robertson.
Trina graduated from Homestead High School in 1968 where she was the first black cheerleader in the school’s history. She later attended Duffs Business Institute where she obtained a legal secretary certificate. Trina worked for many years in the Allegheny Court System as a legal secretary where she was a master typist and an expert at shorthand, which gained her many accolades throughout her career. Later in life Trina tried her hand at many different roles. She was a cook at Granny’s Kitchen in Clairton, PA, a drug screener for the Allegheny Health Department and most recently a senior companion for Allegheny County Senior Program. Everybody knew Trina was one of the best cooks in town and she poured her love into feeding people. Trina was also a dedicated line cook for Zay’s Zays Ribs & Catering where she worked from its inception until she became ill.

 
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Albert Herbert McMillion

November 23, 2022 |

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

Albert Herbert McMillion, 72, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, November 23, 2022 at his home.  He was born November 6, 1950 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Arnold and Mary Elizabeth (Trischler) McMillion.  Prior to his retirement, Albert was a driver for various companies and a veteran of the US Army during the Vietnam Era.  He enjoyed watching NASCAR, WWE wrestling and Hallmark movies, spending time with his grandchildren and was known to be a great jokester.  He is survived by his loving wife, Patricia (Adams) McMillion;  sons, Eric (Christine), Allen (Erin); daughters, Jennie McMillion (Joseph Mulholland), Roxann McMillion, Kariann Nicola, Jamie (David) Bruce, Stacey McMillion;  brother, William D. (Wendy);  and 14 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

 


Tina M. Costello

November 22, 2022 |

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

Tina M. Costello, 66, of West Mifflin, passed away, in her home, on Tuesday, November 22, 2022. Tina was a graduate of West Mifflin North High School. Her job was as a licensed manicurist at Phalanges in Monroeville, PA. She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Joseph Costello and daughters Cecelia and Tony Hermankevich and Amanda Costello. Tina had one grandson, Greysen Myszco. She is also survived by brothers Gary Maglicco (Kathy) and Paul Maglicco (Donna). She was pre-deceased by her parents Pasaquale “Patsy” and Cecelia (Hlad) Maglicco. Tina was dedicated fully to her faith and her family. She lived a life of service and will be deeply missed by all who knew her. In lieu of flowers, please give a donation to Irwin First Assembly of God, 501 Oak St, Irwin, PA 15642. There will be a Commemorative Gathering on Sunday, December 4, 2022, from 1-3 p.m., at the Schleifer Hall, 902 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300 (at the corner of Kennedy and Aurilles). Arrangements entrusted to the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER, SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER, FUNERAL DIRECTOR.

 


George A. Halyama

November 22, 2022 |

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

George A Halyama, age 79, of West Mifflin, passed away on Monday, November 21, 2022, at Jefferson Hospital. Born in Connellsville on December 11, 1942, he was the son of the late Carl and Elizabeth (Chorpenning) Halyama. He was a retired diesel mechanic for U.S. Steel-Edgar Thompson Works, a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish-Holy Name Church and the Dravosburg American Legion, sang with the Belaires, and enjoyed gardening. He proudly served his country in the Army during the Vietnam War and was in the Naval Reserves. George is the husband of Carlotta (DeNardo) Halyama, for 56 years; father of Tina (Wayne) Emery of West Mifflin, Denice (Bob) Allan of Cranberry Twp., and April Dziaminski of Pleasant Hills; grandfather of Christina (Anthony Killmeyer) Emery, Gabriella (fiance, Brent Cubakovic) Emery, Jacqueline Emery, Logan McCue, Landon Dziaminski, Liam Dziaminski, Mary Frances Halyama, Robbie Halyama, Jamie Halyama, Andrew Halyama, and Oakley Jenco; uncle of Yvonne (David) Tutera, Carl DeNardo, and Audrey Tullius; and brother of the late Louise Tullius. Visitation will be held on Friday, November 25, 2022 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. A Blessing Service will be held on Saturday, November 26, 2022, at 9:30 a.m., at the Funeral Home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial, at 10:00 a.m., at St. Joseph Church, Duquesne, with Rev. Daniel Sweeney, officiating. Burial will follow in St. Hedwig Cemetery, West Mifflin, with Military Honors.

 


Carol L. "Gaga" Klimko

November 22, 2022 |

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

Carol L. "Gaga" Klimko, age 57, of McKeesport, died November 19, 2022, at UPMC McKeesport. Born October 22, 1965, in North Braddock, she was the daughter of the late William "Willie" and Audrey (McCue) Feryak.
Carol was a housekeeper and nanny for many years. Family meant everything to Carol. She hosted Sunday family dinners and cherished the time she spent with her children and grandchildren. Carol enjoyed her trips to Ohio to see family and go to craft shows with her sister. She was her children's biggest supporter growing up and was at all their sporting events. Carol was an animal lover, leaving behind her beloved dogs, Sasha and Scooby, and supported the ASPCA monthly.

 
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Raymond C. Pomycala

November 22, 2022 |

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

Raymond C. Pomycala, age 90, of North Huntingdon, died November 21, 2022, at UPMC McKeesport Hospital.  Born December 15, 1931, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Carl and Mary (Busch) Pomycala and the husband of Helen (Homolak) Pomycala.  Raymond worked for over 40 years with G.C. Murphy in their warehouse.  He was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church.  You could always find Raymond playing cards at any family function or gathering with friends.  He also enjoyed going to casinos and met his wife Helen on a bus trip to Atlantic City.

 
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Mary Jane Molina

November 22, 2022 |

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

Mary Jane Molina, 91, of Rillton, passed away Tuesday, November 22, 2022 at the Grove. She was born April 9, 1931 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Frank and Anna (Viehl) Molina. Prior to her retirement, Mary was a manager for the DiCesare-Engler and enjoyed gardening, sewing and socializing with her friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Earl H. Molina and his wife, Theresa. She is survived by her brother, Robert Molina; niece, Jacqueline Siegel and her husband, Donald; and great-nieces, Nicole and Christine. Friends will be received from 3-7 p.m. on Monday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA 15642. A funeral service will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the funeral home.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 

 


Elizabeth Pellasce

November 21, 2022 |

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

Elizabeth Pellasce, 98, of McKeesport, passed away Sunday, November 20, 2022. She was born December 12, 1923 in Pheonixville, PA and was the daughter of the late Alexander and Ethel (Gazdag) Papp. She was the wife of the late Donald R. Pellasce, who passed away July 4, 1997. Elizabeth was a member and attended the Hungarian Reformed Church in McKeesport for a long time. She is survived by her nieces, Coleen Pattakos, and Linda (John) Horvath; and nephews, Bennett Berkowitz, and Robert Nystrom. In addition to her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by her sisters, Ethel Berkowitz, Gazella Helms, and Margaret Wright; and her niece, Judith Nystrom. There will be no services held at this time. Arrangements are by the Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, PA 15135. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, director. Private Inurnment will take place at the McKeesport & Versailles Cemetery. Condolences can be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 


Leon L. Dorsey

November 21, 2022 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Leon “Lee” Lomont Dorsey, 60 of Jefferson, formerly of Homestead, passed away on Thursday, November 17th, 2022, at UPMC McKeesport Hospital. He was born in Pittsburgh on June 11th, 1962, to the late Kenneth and Fannie (Bonner) Dorsey. He is survived by son Leon Mills of Pittsburgh and daughters Lona, Leelah, and Debbie Mills of Atlanta, GA, Fannie Dorsey of Pittsburgh, and Garylynn Mills of Homewood. He is further survived by sister Madeline Dorsey of Jefferson, as well as brothers Kenneth Dorsey of Penn Hills, William Dorsey of Homestead, and Montez Jones of Clairton, as well as a host of nieces and nephews and his grandchildren. Leon was preceded in death by his parents. He enjoyed painting, playing basketball, running, biking, and detailing cars. Leon was a self-employed handyman who will be remembered for his athleticism and love for music, as well as his personality. Family and friends will be received on Wednesday, November 23rd, 2022, from 6-8 P.M. at S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th St, Clairton, PA 15025. A service will take place following the visitation at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the funeral home to defray costs, or by going to https://fundthefuneral.com/leon-l-dorsey. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


Michael Richard Pavlovic

November 20, 2022 |

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

Michael "Richard" Pavlovic, 82, of McKeesport, passed away Sunday, November 20, 2022. He was born October 31, 1940 in McKeesport and was the son of the Late Michael J. and Stephanie (Puc) Pavlovic. Richard was a member of Mary, Mother of God Parish - St. Patrick Church in Christy Park. He was the proprietor of the Columbia Bar and Grill in McKeesport. He was a member and past president of the Mon Valley Sportsman's Club and was also a retired Security Guard for the McKeesport Area School District. Richard was a member and past Exalted Ruler of the McKeesport Elks and coached Little Tigers Football and Baseball. He loved his children, grandchildren, sports, and watching TV. He was affectionately known as "Mr. Pav" or "Serb".

 
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Joseph A. Marasco

November 20, 2022 |

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

Joseph A. Marasco, age 66, of McKeesport, died on Wednesday, November 9, 2022. He was born in McKeesport on September 8, 1956 and is the son of Louis and Donna Lightner Marasco of McKeesport.

 
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Elizabeth "Liz" C. McLaughlin

November 20, 2022 |

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

Elizabeth "Liz" C. McLaughlin, 59 of North Huntingdon, passed away Saturday, November 19, 2022 at home.  She was born April 1, 1963 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late George and Rhoda (Simpson) McLaughlin.  Liz was a homemaker and enjoyed swimming, cookouts with her family and loved her cats.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, James; brothers, George, Arthur, Herman, Allan, Thomas and Frank; sisters, Angie Dulkis and Rhoda Grimm.  She is survived by her son, Arthur David and his wife, Jessie; sisters, Rebecca (Bruce) Grimm and Janie (John) Guthrie.  Friends will be received from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. on Monday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  A funeral service will take place on Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment to follow in Bigley Family Cemetery, Coulter, PA.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bigley Family Cemetery.   www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Pauline T. Perhac

November 19, 2022 |

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

Pauline T. Perhac, age 92, of Dravosburg, formerly of Duquesne, passed away on Thursday, November 17, 2022. Born in Duquesne on January 23, 1930, she was the daughter of the late George and Elizabeth (Turcik) Suchta. She was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish-Holy Trinity Church, once worked as a clerk in a bookstore, and liked to play bingo and the lottery. She was the wife of the late John B. Perhac, who passed away in 1999; mother of Georgean (late Thomas B.) Huwalt Jr. of West Mifflin and Deborah (late Raymond) May of Dravosburg; grandmother of Scott (Erin) Huwalt, Amy (late Ed) Wilson and Ashley May; great grandmother of Maura Huwalt, Zachary Huwalt, Daniel Huwalt, late Joshua Huwalt, Ayla Wilson and Avery Wilson; sister of the late Andrew (late Margaret) Suchta, late John (late Dorothy) Suchta, late Mary (late John) Karaffa, late Anna (late Andy) Karaffa, late Virginia (late Tom) Skoczylas, late Helen (late Joe) Gambal and late George Suchta. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 22, 2022, from 9:00-10:30 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. Mass of Christian Burial will follow the visitation at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church, West Mifflin, with Rev. Tony Gargotta officiating. Burial will follow in Holy Trinity Cemetery.

 


Frank Francis Romano, III

November 18, 2022 |

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

Frank Francis Romano, III, age 74, of Castle Shannon, died on Wednesday, November 16, 2022, at UPMC Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh. He was born in Floreffe, PA on December 31, 1947. Frank proudly served in the United States Navy. After his service in the military, he was employed in audio and video production at United Steelworkers of America where he later retired in 2009.

 
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Donna Vavra

November 18, 2022 |

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

With a heavy heart, we announce the passing of Donna Vavra on Monday, 14 Nov 2022. One of triplet sisters in Braddock, and days after turning 72 years old, she passed away peacefully in her sleep in the presence of her loving sisters, Denise and Diane. Despite having endured lifelong limitations and challenges, she notably exhibited a kind and caring demeanor with gentle, childlike innocence. She was a passionate dog and cat lover, and enjoyed word searches, jigsaw puzzles, computer games, magazines, and lively bingo events. Friends and family were often subjected to random trivia quizzes from her stunning repertoire of celebrity facts and other topics. Donna was an adventurous, outgoing soul. As a young adult, she lived independently in her childhood home prior to an assisted group home later in life. Although she did not drive, Donna easily navigated public transportation and traveled the country on group bus tours. She enjoyed daily interactions with housemates and cherished holiday gatherings and events with family and friends. Donna was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas R. and Anna Marie (Lovretich) Vavra, and brother, David Aaron Vavra. She is survived by her stepmother, Marlyn Lee (Phillips) Serbic Vavra McCormley and family; brother, Terence Vavra; and the families of her two sisters, Denise (John T.) Wizzard and Diane (Richard J.) Blauser. Visit https://donnavavra.blauser.org to share photos and memories of Donna. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Luke Stankovich

November 18, 2022 |

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

Luke Stankovich, 84, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, November 18, 2022 at Kane Regional Nursing Center, Pittsburgh, PA. He was born February 6, 1938 in Duquesne, a son of the late Luke and Mara (Vignejvich) Stankovich. Prior to his retirement, Luke was a civil engineer. He was a veteran of the US Air Force and a member of St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church, McKeesport. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, George; sisters, Melva, Dolores and Bess. He is survived by his sister, Nellie Jones; and 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

 


Kenneth William Pavlack

November 18, 2022 |

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

Kenneth William Pavlack, age 81, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Thursday, November 17, 2022 at home. He was a retired policeman for the VA Hospital in Oakland and was a member of Ascension of Our Lord Byzantine Catholic Church in Clairton. He was an Army veteran serving as an MP in Germany for two years. A proud retiree of the National Guard, he was a member of the American Legion in Clairton, the Blaine Hill and Elizabeth Borough fire departments, and was a life member of CFU St. George Lodge 248. Born August 25, 1941 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late William F. and Mildred M. (Kovacevic) Pavlack. He is survived by his wife, Audrey A. (Fodella) Pavlack; children, William Randall "Randy" Pavlack of Elizabeth Twp. and Lori Pavlack of West Palm Beach, FL; grandchildren, Blake Papalia of West Palm Beach, FL and Tara (Owen) Murphy of Philadelphia; great-grandchildren, Julian and Teagan Murphy; sister, Audrey Pavlack White of Leesburg, VA; brother, Joseph (Nancy) Pavlack of Elizabeth Twp.; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sister, Jackie Buchina. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 from 1 PM until the time of service at 3 PM with Fr. Ivan Mina officiating. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Michael A. Schmidt

November 18, 2022 |

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

Michael A. Schmidt, 60, of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday, November 17, 2022 at his home surrounded by family and friends.  He was born April 23, 1962 in McKeesport, a son of the late Elmer and Margaret (Swanson) Ference and was adopted and raised by  the late Henry and Helen (Ference) Schmidt.  Michael was a retired Lt. Colonel of the US Air Force and throughout his life he was successful in the banking industry.  He was a graduate of McKeesport High School Class of 1980 and earned a bachelor’s degree in business  from Robert Morris University.  He was  a  member of Immaculate Conception Church, Irwin, a Pittsburgh sports enthusiast and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Ference; and sister, Dolores Swauger.  He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Virginia "Ginger" (Walsh) Schmidt; sons, Michael and his wife, Lisa; Steven and his fiance, Miranda; sister, Barbara (Gene) Chrise; grandchildren, Landon, Tenley and Brooks; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Friends will be received from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, and 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Monday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Irwin.  Interment to follow in Mt. Vernon Cemetery, McKeesport.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or ALS Association. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Patricia L. "Pat" Morrison

November 18, 2022 |

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

Patricia L. "Pat" Morrison, 87, of White Oak, passed away at home on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 surrounded by family. She was born July 5, 1935 in McKeesport and was the daughter to the late Thomas H. and Nellie M. (Potter) Spence. She attended McKeesport High School and played the Clarinet in the band. She was the wife to the late George C. Morrison III, who passed away on September 24, 2008. Pat and George were High School sweethearts and got married February 8, 1955; they were married 53 years before his passing. Patricia was a dedicated housewife, loving mother, grandmother, an avid reader, and loved all types of animals. She worked for the Mon-Yough Mental Health Institute as a Social Worker but then spent her later years as the Receptionist for the White Oak Veterinary Clinic, and adopted many animals through the years.

 
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Vincent L. Thayer

November 17, 2022 |

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

Vincent L Thayer, age 65, of Lincoln Borough, passed away on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at home. He retired as a manager for WalMart in West Mifflin. Born September 25, 1957 in New Eagle, he was a son of the late Norman A. and Margaret (Kemple) Thayer. He is survived by his brothers, Keith (Patricia) Thayer of Monongahela and Norman (Nancy) Thayer of Belle Vernon; also, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. No visitation or services are planned. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Bryan Scott Jordan

November 17, 2022 |

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

Bryan Scott Jordan, age 53, of McKeesport, died November 15, 2022, at home. Born December 11, 1968, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late George "Sonny" and Audrey (Shepherd) Jordan and the husband of Nikki M. Jordan.

 
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Lois E. McGivern

November 17, 2022 |

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

Lois Elaine McGivern of New Kensington, formerly of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, November 16, 2022. She was born on July 4, 1964 in Pittsburgh, PA. She was a daughter of the late Joseph W. Bridges and Audrey Louise (Waldron) Bridges. Lois was a 1982 graduate of Norwin Sr. High School and worked in the mortgage industry for several years. She enjoyed spending summers in Ohiopyle, celebrating every Fourth of July with friends and fireworks and being with her adored cat, Nina. She is preceded in death by her sister, Carol L. Magnus, brother, John Bridges, and her daughter Elena’s father, Edward Koncerak. She is survived by her two daughters, Elena Bridges and Briana McGivern; loving grandchildren, Oliver, Audrey and Gwendolyn; brothers, Joseph and Jim; partner, Mark Johnson; and former husband, Jim McGivern. Friends will be received from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. on Saturday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA 15642. A funeral service will take place on Sunday at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Stephen R. Andrison

November 17, 2022 |

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

Stephen R. Andrison, age 60, of Buena Vista, died November 16, 2022, at home. Born October 17, 1962, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late John and Edith (Chappell) Andrison and the husband of Pamela L. (Diehl) Andrison.

 
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Florence Helen Keyes

November 16, 2022 |

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

Florence Helen Keyes, age 98, of Murrysville, formerly of White Oak, died on Wednesday, November 16, 2022. She was born in McKeesport on August 12, 1924 and is the daughter of the late Emory and Veronica Koteles Shavinsky and the wife of the late John Bober Keyes, who died on May 11, 2004. Prior to retirement, she operated the John Keyes Market in McKeesport with her late husband and prior to that was employed at Westinghouse Air Brake office in Wilmerding.

 
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Mary T. Giannandrea

November 16, 2022 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

 Mary T. Giannandrea, 94 of Glassport died Nov. 15, 2022.  She is the daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Marchok) Govola and beloved wife of the late Joseph Giannandrea. She is survived by her daughter Karen (Dennis) Bucy; son Joe (Carol) Giannandrea; grandchildren Denise (Dave) Serena, Jayme (Dennis) Giel, Katie Harrison, Cara Giannandrea, Jodi (Dave Vrbanick) Giannandrea, Joseph Giannandrea and Julia Giannandrea; great grandchildren Dean Viehl, Danielle Viehl, Kylie Giel and Gianna Giel; great great grandson Brayden Viel; also nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by daughter Diane Dunn and brothers Theodore and James Govola and sister Ann Marchok. Mary was a past member of the Ladies St. Cecelia's Duck Pin bowling League; St. Joachim & Anne Parish; Christian Mothers; Rosary Society and was a volunteer at Kane Hospital. Mary and her husband were avid square dancers. The family would like to thank the staff at Grandview Estates for their loving care and the nurses and aids of OSPTA Hospice for their compassionate attention to Moms needs. Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport on Fri. from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8. A funeral mass will be held Sat. 10:00 am at Queen of the Rosary Church with Father Wojcicki. Interment following Calvary Cemetery.

 


Daniel J. Tison

November 16, 2022 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

 

Daniel J. Tison, 70, of Port Vue, died Nov. 13, 2022.  He is the son of the late Al and Mildred (Hudak) Tison and beloved husband of the late Melanie (Tarczy) Tison.  Dan is survived by his sisters Christine "Tina" Wilson and Diane Nash and brother David Tison.  Funeral arrangements by Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport.

 


John Zachary Hart

November 15, 2022 |

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

John Zachary Hart, age 28, of McKeesport, died on November 14, 2022 in Monroeville, PA. He was born in Monroeville on September 28, 1994 and is the son of Harry Edward “Ed” and Valerie Hutchinson Hart of McKeesport. He was employed for many years as a deliveryman for Riverside Beer Distributor. He loved oldies music, especially Johnny Cash, cars and motorcycles, and especially loved his fur baby, Ellie

 
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Shirley L. Pasternak

November 15, 2022 |

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

Shirley L. (Waltower) Pasternak, age 76, of Forward Twp., passed away on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at Jefferson Hospital. She was a retired butcher for Foodland in Forest Hills. Born October 14, 1946 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late John H. and Shirley (Fisher) Altmiller. She is survived by her daughter, Jennifer (Chuck) Berkley of Elizabeth Twp.; son, Edward F. (Wendy) Pasternak III of Forward Twp.; grandchildren, Anna (James), Gabrielle, Allison and Caitlyn; great-grandchild, Henley; sisters, Connie Coates of Irwin and Florence (Ken) Swauger of White Oak; brother, John (Virginia) Altmiller of Elizabeth Twp.; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Arlene Durkaj. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth on Thursday, November 17, 2022 from 1-3 and 5-7 PM. Private burial in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com

 


Justino J. DiLuca

November 15, 2022 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

 

Justino J. DiLuca, 95, of Glassport died Nov. 15, 2022.  He is the son of the late Leroy DiLuca and Mary Marrone and beloved husband of Bessie DiLuca and Valene DiLuca.  Justino is survived by his children Donna (Terry) Guadagni of Elizabeth, Leroy (the late Chris) DiLuca of Liberty Boro, Jay (Lori) DiLuca of Leesburg, VA and Robert (Ann) DiLuca of Pittsburgh; grandchildren Nikki (Kevin) Carlson, Robilynn (Cory) Quinn, Bree (Joe) Thompson, Alicia (Matt) DiBernado, Justin (April) Gaudagni, Leah (Stephen) Brody, Lauren DiLuca, Alexandra (John) Rogerson, Taylor DiLuca, Devin DiLuca and Jake DiLuca; 15 great grandchildren; and son in law Robert Stecak.  He was preceded in death by his daughter Cathy Stecak and brother Telesforo DiLuca.  Justino was retired superintendent for ELG Metal and Steel Met.  He was a member of St. Joachim & Anne Parish, Sons of Italy and served in the US Army.  Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport on Thurs. from 4 to 8.  A funeral mass will be held Fri. 10:00 am at Queen of the Rosary Church. Following church services a wake will be held at the Sons and Daughters of Italy in Glassport.

 


Janet W. Ondos

November 15, 2022 |

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

Janet W. Ondos, age 80, of Whitehall, died Thursday, November 10, 2022. She was born March 4, 1942 in Export, PA to the late John and Wanda Jurkiewicz Stapinski. She is the wife of the late Michael William Ondos.

 
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Dennis K. Marshall

November 15, 2022 |

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

Dennis K. Marshall, age 88, of Oakdale, formerly of White Oak, PA and Rotunda West, Florida, died Friday, Nov. 11, 2022. He was born in Johnstown, PA on May 23, 1934 and is the son of the late John and Alice Mosebach Marshall. He was a veteran of the Army, was employed in the family business supplying cable and wire to mills and mines, was a former member of St. Angela Merici Church, currently a member of St. Columbkille Church in Imperial, and was previously a member of the White Oak American Legion, Post 701.

 
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Robert K. Veres

November 14, 2022 |

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

Robert K. Veres, 78 of Carnegie, formerly of North Versailles Twp., passed away peacefully in his sleep on Friday, November 11, 2022.  He was born September 6, 1944 to the late Frank and Mary Veres.  Raised in North Versailles, he graduated from  Westinghouse Memorial High School in 1962.  Prior to his retirement he worked at US Steel Homestead Works and then Sears Roebuck Co.  He became an entrepreneur and co-founded Trashpac Inc, in Itasca, IL.  He then went on to become founder and president of Line One Communications Inc. 1987, where he spent the remainder of his career intelephone equipment sales.  He was a meticulous organizer and businessman and even opened a storefront in downtown Carnegie.  He served on both the Carlynton School Board and Carnegie Borough Council. He enjoyed working in  the yard, daily walks, and caring for his beloved dog Susie.  He always maintained his sharpe wit and independence.

 
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Mabel Juliet “Judy” Lawson

November 14, 2022 |

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

Mabel Juliet “Judy” Lawson, 84, died November 5, 2022. She was born on September 8th, 1938, at Braddock Hospital. She was raised in Rankin, PA. At just 10 years of age, Ms. Inez taught her how to iron. She used this to help her transition into what would become years of domestic work. She began her career at Presbyterian Hospital working in the housekeeping department. She worked there until retiring in, 2000. She then worked odd jobs as a personal housekeeper, jitney driver at Big How’s Car Service, and as a companion. Mabel became a member of both the Duquesne Family Support Center and Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church.

She enjoyed talking on the phone and watching The Young and the Restless, Matlock, Murder She Wrote, and her Western Shows. Early in her retirement, following the passing of her daughter Lisa, she took guardianship of her two granddaughters Anitra and Jaquayla, her pride and joy. She often referred to them as Baby doll and Sugar babe. She cared for them up until her passing.

 
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Shirley M. Trail

November 14, 2022 |

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

Shirley M. (Lycett) Trail, age 81, of Elizabeth, passed away on Monday, November 14, 2022 at home. A retired nurse at Jefferson Hospital, she enjoyed going to bingo and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Born April 12, 1941 in Finleyville, she was a daughter of the late David and Alberta (Robinson) Lycett and wife of the late Howard J. Trail Sr. She is survived by daughters, Linda Trail of Elizabeth and LuAnn (David) Britton of Bethel Park; son, Howard J. (Susan) Trail Jr. of Bunola; grandchildren, David (Jennifer) Thornton, Danielle Thornton, Michelle (Jason) Coley, Christopher (Alli) Trail and Michael Trail; four great-grandchildren; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by granddaughter, Jessica Rose Trail; sister, Mary Trail; and brother, David Lycett.

 
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Karen J. Cardiff

November 12, 2022 |

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

Karen J. Cardiff, 70, of North Huntingdon, peacefully met her Lord and Savior, Friday, November 11, 2022, at home with her family. Karen was the high school sweetheart and loving wife of 53 years to Ken J. Cardiff. Born in Monessen, PA she was the daughter of the late Theodore and Helen (Szewczyk) Krausa. Prior to retirement she was employed at Express Scripts where she took pride in her work and treasured her close friends, many of whom she loved even into her last days. Karen had many passions in her life, among them was her love to cook. She never missed the chance to feed the company she hosted particularly on holidays, and you would never leave her home without taking something with you. Taking those leftovers came at a price however, and you would most certainly never forget about that Tupperware container. In addition to her love of being a homemaker, her biggest passion in life was her commitment to serve Jesus Christ. Karen was a former member of Faith Bible and Grace Baptist churches and a current member of Heritage Baptist Church in Jeanette. She is undoubtedly responsible for pointing many souls to the Lord through her evangelism over the years. She never passed up an opportunity to share the gift of salvation with others and never missed a chance to sit down on the living room couch with the friends of her children to tell them about Jesus. Through her many years in the church, she served in various youth ministries and loved to sing praise as a member of the choir.  Second only to her commitment to God, was her commitment to family. What brought Karen “Nana” the most joy was being a Mom to her 5 children and a Nana to 16 grandchildren.

 
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Barbara S. Moranelli

November 12, 2022 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

 

Barbara S. Moranelli, 69, of Glassport passed away Nov. 11, 2022 surrounded by the love of her family.  Adored grandma of Zachary and Brody Rider, sister of Lisa Moranelli and Nick Moranelli, incredible mother of Jacy (Doug) Rider and life partner of Paul Hrehovchak, she is also lovingly survived by Nick, Allison, Nicholas and Payton  Hrehovchak, Jeff and Maria Hrehovchak, Paul Hrehovchak, Devani Yoder, Porter and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.   Barb was preceded in death by her parents Ag and Nick (Mutt) Moranelli and best friend Tracy Polski, who Barb will rest easy with.  Barb was a longtime employee of Tri Boro Federal Credit Union in Munhall and a member of St. Joachim and Anne Parish.

 
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Carmine Anthony John Bossio

November 12, 2022 |

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

Carmine Anthony John Bossio, age 70, of South Park, passed away peacefully following an acute event on Friday, November 11, 2022 at Family Hospice in Lawrenceville. Carmine was born June 21, 1952 in Charleston, WV to the late Filippo and Lidia (Depasquale) Bossio. He subsequently resided in Brookline, Baldwin Township, and then South Park Township for the last 30+ years. Carmine achieved a degree in sciences followed by undergraduate studies at the University of Pittsburgh. He was employed since the age of 16 until 62 primarily in the bakery and pastry business. This included but was not limited to managerial positions at both Giant Eagle and Kuhn’s Market, then co-ownership of a pie and pastry business. He was an avid fan of the Steelers and his true joy in life was spending time with family and those he considered family. He was a fun-loving, overt man who could effortlessly achieve an audience at any time and in any place. Carmine is survived by his wife of 46 years Mary Lou (McCarty) Bossio; son, Phillip (Sarah) Bossio; in-laws, Penny Hillman and Jay (Diane) McCarty; grandchildren, Zarah and Amelia; sister, Rosanna Siegfried; nieces, Karen McCarty and children and Jennifer (Mike) Siegfried; nephews, Brian Siegfried, Nick (Nicole) Niggle, Shaun (Tyeasha) Hillman and Corey (Tiffani) Hillman; great-nephews, Riley and Rowan Siegfried, Ryan and Brayden Hillman and Landon Niggle; aunts, Elma (Bob) Hull and Grace Depasquale; multiple cousins, and lifelong friend, Johnny McDonough; among many others. He was predeceased by his mother-in-law, Myrna (McCarty) Kemple; stepfather-in-law, Michael Kemple; uncles, Tony and John Depasquale; aunts, Theresa Provenzano, Anita (Cappy) Capitosto and Nancy Depasquale; brothers-in-law, Robert Hillman and Donald Siegfried; sister-in-law, Cindy (McCarty) Niggle; and cousins, Phillip Provenzano and Stephen Depasquale.

 
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Doris A. Boccardi

November 12, 2022 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Doris “Dee” Ann (Martini) Boccardi, 70 of Jefferson Hills, formerly of McKeesport, West Mifflin, and Clairton, passed away on Friday, November 11th, 2022, at her home. She was born in Pittsburgh on June 9th, 1952, to the late Rocco and Grace (Sommers) Martini. Doris was the loving wife to the late Donald Boccardi, Sr. She is survived by her daughters Michelle A. Lukis of West Mifflin and Rebecca M. (Dennis) Lukis-Mahoney, as well as her sister Joan Johns of Clairton. Further survivors include beloved grandchildren Zachery Lukis and Derek Mahoney, as well as nieces and nephews Steven (Monica), Myah, and Timmy Johns. Additional survivors include her loving pets Blue and Angel. Doris was preceded in death by her daughter Melinda M. Lukis and nephew D.J. Johns. She enjoyed crocheting and spending time with her grandchildren.

 
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Rita G. McPoland

November 11, 2022 |

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

Rita G. (Short) McPoland, 95, of White Oak, passed away peacefully with her loving daughter at her side on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. She was born June 20, 1927 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Paul and Catherine (Petronick) Short.  She was the beloved wife of 46 years to the late Arthur P. McPoland, who passed away January 29, 1995.  Rita worked as a flight attendant in her younger years and then went on to become the owner and operator of the former Bob and Dot’s Tavern in McKeesport for over 25 years.  She had a fiery personality and was known for always being stylish and beautiful.  She was a fierce advocate for her daughter. She was a member of the former St. Peter’s Catholic Church in McKeesport, and was heavily involved with her daughter in the Evangel Productions with Father Tom Smith and was a proud member of Twinkling Tapping Tootsies. She will be greatly missed.

 
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Marie O. Ludwick

November 10, 2022 |

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

Marie O. Ludwick, 76, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Thursday, November 10, 2022. She was born September 2, 1946 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Andrew and Olga (Potoma) Obradovich. Marie graduated from West Mifflin North and was a long time member of St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in McKeesport. Marie loved her many trips to the casino with friends, but also looked forward to the family vacations to the beach each year; especially Ocean City, MD. She was an incredible, loving mom, while over the years took great pride in being a Grandma too.

 
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Joseph J. "Jo Jo" Kish

November 10, 2022 |

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

Joseph J. "Jo Jo" Kish, age 68, of Port Vue, died November 8, 2022, at AHN Jefferson Hospital. Born February 19, 1954, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Joseph E. and Helen (Yaga) Kish.

Jo Jo was retired from Port Vue Plumbing, Inc., where he was a plumber and heavy equipment operator. He was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 66. Jo Jo attended Saints Joachim and Anne Parish, St. Eugene Church of Liberty Borough. He was a classic car enthusiast and attended many NASCAR races up and down the East Coast. Jo Jo was also a sports fan. He especially enjoyed watching the Pittsburgh Penguins. Jo Jo's greatest love was hunting and fishing.

 
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Ruth Jean Lyons

November 10, 2022 |

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

Ruth Jean Lyons, age 93, of McKeesport, died November 8, 2022, at UPMC East. Born July 31, 1929, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late William George and Ruth (Dodds) Wisser and the wife of the late John Thomas Lyons.
Ruth dedicated her life to caring for her family and home. She was a member of the First Evangelical Free Church of McKeesport, where she was involved with the Senior Achievers, Grief Share, and White Cross. Ruth was also a member of the Garden Club and Norwin Community Center. She enjoyed quilting, crocheting, and sewing. Ruth also cared for her health and environment. She would always tidy up her neighborhood during her walks in her early years. She will always be remembered for her famous homemade chicken noodle soup. Ruth's greatest joy was square dancing and round dancing with her beloved husband.

 
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Diane L. Zepp

November 10, 2022 |

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

Diane L. Zepp, age 73, of Port Vue, died November 8, 2022, at AHN Jefferson Hospital.  Born May 25, 1949, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Charlotte (Hobby) Lape and wife of Charles R. Zepp and the late John Robert Stetar.  Diane enjoyed crocheting afghans, and she would share them with her family.  Diane and Charlie had many memorable trips in their trailer together, camping at the Keystone Korners Kampground.  Just recently, Diane took a trip to the Outer Banks with her family and cherished the memories made on vacation.
Above all else, Diane was a funny, loving and kind woman and always said her grandchildren were her pride and joy.  In addition to her husband, Diane is survived by children, Erik (Kelly) Stetar, Tina (Chris) Aul, and Tricia Stetar; grandchildren, Teil (Matt) Odenthal, Myranda Bradley, Meghan Bradley, Jillian Bradley, and Xander Aul; great-grandson, Axel Odenthal; sister, Leslie (Jerry) Zebrak.

 
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Randal J. Ference

November 10, 2022 |

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

Randal J. Ference, 67 of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday, November 10, 2022 at Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville. He was born March 20, 1955 in McKeesport, a son of Gerald Ference and the late Geraldine (Kremp) Ference. Prior to his retirement, Randy was a crane operator for US Steel. He was a graduate of Norwin Sr. High School Class of ’73 and a member of St. Agnes Parish. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing baseball and was an avid Steelers fan. He was preceded in death by his brother, Dean. He is survived by his wife, Beverly (Whitehead) Ference; sons, Jeffrey and his wife, Stephanie, Randal Jr.; daughter, Kelly Cucunato and her husband, Andrew; brother, Timothy Ference and his wife, Sue; sister, Linda Pavolvic and her husband, Richard; sister-in-law, Susan Ference; grandchildren, Vincent, Joseph, Emma, Colton and Connor; numerous nieces and nephews; and his canine companions, Bailey and Mia. Friends will be received from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. on Sunday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA 15642. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 10 a.m. in St. Agnes Church. Interment will follow in Coulter Cemetery. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Patricia Anne "Pat" Brinkos

November 09, 2022 |

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

Patricia Anne "Pat" Brinkos, 78, passed away peacefully on November 8, 2022 after a brief illness surrounded by her loving family. She was born on February 21, 1944 in Davenport, IA and was daughter to the late Paul F. and Maxine M. (Griffiths) Brennan. She is also preceded in death by her dear sister, Jane M. Brennan. Pat was a 1962 graduate of McKeesport High School, where she met the love of her life, her husband Bruce Brinkos, who survives her. Theirs was a long, rich and supportive marriage, filled with love, laughter and devotion.

 
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John O. Geiger

November 09, 2022 |

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

John O. Geiger, 80, of Darragh, passed away Tuesday, November 8, 2022 at his home. He was born December 16, 1941 in Greensburg, a son of the late Homer and Helen (Semanco) Geiger. Prior to his retirement, John was the owner and operator of Route 30 Sunoco in North Huntingdon and past president of the Norwin Rotary. He enjoyed working on cars, doing yardwork and loved his canine companion, Chico. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Carol Geiger; brothers, Walter P. "Herk", Burrell, Homer, Donald, Kenneth (Jim), David Sr. and Larry. He is survived by his sons, John Michael Geiger, Steve Geiger and his wife, Kelly, Ben Geiger, and his wife, Heather and Jayme Geiger; daughter, Heather Stanoszek and her husband, Mark; brother, Robert Geiger; and sister, Maryanne Carpenter. Services are private. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society in memory of John. Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA 15642. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Richard E. Peschock

November 09, 2022 |

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

Richard E. Peschock, 86, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, November 8, 2022. He was born March 22, 1936 in Johnstown, son of the late Michael and Mary (Sokolovich) Peschock. Preceded in death by brothers, Robert and Ronald; grandparents, John and Mary (Kovach) Sokolovich. Rich was a 1954 graduate of Johnstown Catholic High School and attended Tri State College. He served in the US Naval Reserves, managed youth baseball and softball teams, served as sports commissioner, treasurer and president of the North Huntingdon Police Athletic League. Rich was employed by many engineering firms in and around the Pittsburgh area. He is survived by his wife, of 56 years, Rita (Hynes) Peschock; children and spouses, Christine Schnider, Anita Powell, Michael and Pam Peschock and Bobbi Peschock; grandchildren Gillian (Mike) Mannebach, Brandi, Austin, Ben, Tim, Mikhayla, Jonathan and great-grandchild Emery; sister-in-law Betty Peschock of Hollidaysburg, PA; brother Robert (Lee) Gaylog of Mahopac, NY; and many nieces and nephews. Mass will be celebrated at a date and time to be announced. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice. Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA 15642. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


James "Jim" Russell Brewer

November 09, 2022 |

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

James “Jim” Russell Brewer, 82, of McKeesport, PA passed away on Wednesday, June 29, 2022. Jim was born in Pittsburgh, the youngest of three sons born to Ralph and Marguerite (Brown) Brewer. He graduated from Michigan State University in 1963, where he was a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity. Jim will be remembered for his good spirits, easygoing approach to life, and entrepreneurial interests and endeavors. He was a proud McKeesport resident for several decades and loved his community greatly.

 
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Mary Kay Gorman

November 08, 2022 |

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

Mary Catherine (O'Toole) Gorman, 83, of McKeesport, passed away peacefully at Presbyterian Hospital on Sunday, November 6, 2022, after an extended illness.
Born November 30, 1938 in Pittsburgh, PA to Tom and Ann (Lynch) O'Toole, of Galway and Mayo, Ireland. Mary Kay grew up in Greenfield the older sister of Jim O'Toole (deceased). A St. Rosalia's graduate, she competed on their celebrated girls basketball team. Tom Monahan employed her as a secretary at his Greenfield Insurance Co., while introducing her to Gene Gorman.

 
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Elaine M. Danscak

November 08, 2022 |

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

Elaine M. Danscak, age 77, of Liberty Boro, died November 4, 2022, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital. Born September 28, 1945, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Emma (Bates) Weller and the wife of Joe Danscak.
Elaine worked for Walmart as a Customer Service Manager. Before that, she worked for McKeesport Hospital. In her free time, Elaine enjoyed playing bingo, watching her favorite TV shows, "The Incredible Dr. Pol" and "The Young and the Restless." and spending quality time with her grandchildren. In her early years, she loved dancing at the Viking Lounge and spending time at the White Oak American Legion.

 
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Eleanor A. Powell

November 07, 2022 |

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

Eleanor A. Powell, 84, of Buena Vista, passed away Monday, November 7, 2022. She was born November 20, 1937 in Finleyville and was the daughter of the late Walter and Ruth (Howard) Smith. She was the wife of the late Frederick Powell, Jr., who passed away July 4, 1984. Eleanor worked many jobs throughout her life, but her biggest accomplishment was raising seven children. Prior to retirement, she worked for Buena Vista Post Office as a Clerk.

 
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Amelia "Millie" Galiyas

November 07, 2022 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

  Amelia "Millie" Galiyas, 92, of Glassport, died Nov. 7, 2022.  She is the daughter of the late Norbert and Giovina (Gattone) DiLiscia and wife of the late Peter Galiyas.  She is survived by her daughters Gina (Russell) Grice, Mary Jo (Scott) Gacovsky; sons Mark (Loria) Galiyas and Paul (Donna) Galiyas; grandchildren Chris, Carly, Ryan, Jessie, Jordan, Kara and Tessa; great grandchildren Evan, Macie, Sofia, Max, Nico, Arrow, Navy, Acacia, Oliver and Luka; sister Dolores Hutskow; also many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her son Wesley Galiyas and sister Evelyn Wagner.  Millie was a member of St. Joachim and Anne Parish.  Friends received on Thurs. from 2 to 8.  A funeral mass will be held Fri.  10:00 am at Queen of the Rosary Church with Father Wagner.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Hospital in Millie's name.

 


Donna Marie Kulczyski

November 06, 2022 |

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

Donna Marie Kulczyski, age 81, of North Versailles, died on Saturday, November 5, 2022. She was born in Hays, PA on May 21, 1941 and is the daughter of the late Pietro and Mary Ann Playso Bracco and the wife of the late Stanley J. Kulczyski, Jr., who died September 15, 2022.

 
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Bernard L. Walkowiak

November 06, 2022 |

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

Bernard L. Walkowiak, age 77 of Indiana, Pa died November 5, 2022 at the Indiana Regional Hospital. He was born September 19, 1945 in Pittsburgh, Pa., a son of the late Bernard and Katherine Beck Walkowiak. Bernard was retired from the U.S. Air Force. He enjoyed fishing, playing cards and bingo, He was known as a storyteller and enjoyed meeting his friends for coffee. He was an officer for the Disabled American Veterans and the NOTR Auxiliary Group. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Edward, a sister Katherine and a granddaughter Amber. He is survived by his beloved wife, Andrea Babyak Walkowiak, two daughters, Rianna Wallace and Jennifer Walkowiak, two sons, Bryan and Stefan, two step-daughters, Gina Groff (Michael), Rebecca Mackey (Steve), a brother Robert (Holly), a sister Pauline Korshiak, 7 grandchildren, Jeff , Drew, Dylan, Joey, Drake, Kaitlyn and Lexi, 3 great grandchildren. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Thursday from 11-2 p.m. at which time a service will be held at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel followed by interment in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Jack W. Leech

November 06, 2022 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Jack W. Leech, 94 of Glassport, formerly of White Oak, passed away on Saturday, November 5th, 2022, at his home. He was born in White Oak on June 19th, 1928, to the late Clifford and Zelda Mae (Kraus) Leech. Jack was the loving husband of over 50 years to the late Patricia A. (Leighty) Leech. He is survived by daughters Linda (Edward) Raimondi of Munhall and Kimberly (Tim) Toth of Munhall, as well as sisters Annabelle of Greensburg and Janet Davis of Dravosburg. Further survivors include grandchildren Frankie, Erin, Casey, and Ryan and great-grandchildren Jaiden, Payten, Leo, Briella, Lyndle, and Layton. Additional survivors include nieces and nephews. Jack was preceded in death by son Leonard David Leech and daughter Lou Ann Leech. He was a member of the Army, having served in the Korean War. He was also a member of the American Legion. Jack was known to work diligently as a contractor and owned his own business for over 70 years. Jack was interested in horse racing, and enjoyed watching and playing sports, especially golf and handball. Arrangements have been entrusted to E.C. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 235 Monongahela Ave, Glassport, PA 15045. Inurnment will occur privately at a later date at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies. 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.

 


Arlene M. Pauly

November 04, 2022 |

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

Arlene M. Pauly, age 81, of West Mifflin, passed away on Friday, November 4, 2022, at home.  Born in McKeesport on October 9, 1941, she was the daughter of the late Thaddeus “Ted” and Josephine (Pacacha) Debiak. She retired from Allegheny Van Lines, worked at the PIA, was a secretary at the Elks and did catering at the West Mifflin #3 Fire Hall. She was a former member of the Thompson Club, and she enjoyed going out to eat and socializing with her friends. Arlene was the wife of the late David Pauly; mother of Laura (late David) Salopek of North Huntingdon and Richard Kontra; sister of Ted W. (Lenora) Debiak of West Mifflin and Kenneth A. Debiak of Munhall; loving aunt of Elizabeth (Clinton) Hittle of Trout Run, PA and their daughter, Catherine. Visitation will be held on Monday, November 7, 2022, from 1-4 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 3:00 p.m. Following the visitation, a funeral luncheon will take place at the West Mifflin Fire Hall #3. A private burial will be held at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.

 


James W. "Jim" Corbett

November 04, 2022 |

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

James W.  "Jim" Corbett, age 78, of North Versailles, died November 2, 2022, at AHN Forbes Hospital after a long battle with lung cancer.  Born December 16, 1943, in Braddock, he was the son of the late Michael and Virginia (Defibaugh) Corbett and husband and of 56 years to his childhood sweetheart, Laura (Gallagher) Corbett.  Jim served in the U.S. Navy from 1961-1967 on the USS Rich as a boiler maker.  After his honorable discharge, he began a career in the Steel Industry, where he worked for 19 years, and ended his career with LTV Steel as a Foreman.  Jim never wanted to retire and was an extremely hard worker, which he continued as an OTR driver for Green Valley Cleaners and finally worked as the caretaker of the North Versailles Community Center throughout his chemotherapy.  Jim was a Volunteer Fireman with the Green Valley Volunteer Fire Department and past Fireman of the Year.  As an avid Pirates and Steelers fan, he was known as an armchair coach.  He enjoyed listening to just about any music and dancing with his wife when they were young.  Jim spent his time bowling in leagues at Great Valley Lanes, playing cards, video games, playing the lottery, playing corn hole, making people laugh, and fishing with his wife, daughters, and grandchildren.  He fished many local spots, such as Twin Lakes, Turtle Creek, Renzie Park, Indian Lake, and Keystone Lake.  One of the most important things to Jim was taking care of his family and ensuring they had everything they needed.

 
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Cynthia Ann Poppa Rothwell

November 04, 2022 |

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

Cynthia Ann Poppa Rothwell, 63, of Irwin, passed away Thursday, November 3, 2022 at UPMC East, Monroeville.  She was born October 5, 1959 in Wilkinsburg, a daughter of Donna (McGlashen) Mashoney and the late Robert Mashoney.  Cynthia was a graduate of Norwin Sr. High School Class of '78 and she enjoyed cooking especially Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, crafting, bird watching, watching Hallmark movies and was an advocate for the American Cancer Society.  She is survived by her daughters, Kristin (Andrew) Poppa-Rosel, Katie Poppa, Whitley Rothwell; stepson, Randy (Brittany) Rothwell; sister, Cheryl (George) McClure; brother, Robert (Karen) Mashoney; grandson, Levi Rothwell; niece and nephew, Kara (Eric) and Josh; great niece Ava; and great nephew, Max.  A private memorial service will be held at a later date.  Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA 15642.  Memorials may be made to the family which will be distributed to Cindy's favorite charities.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Gail Ross

November 03, 2022 |

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

Gail Ross, age 80, of Washington, PA, formerly of North Huntingdon, PA, died on Wednesday, November 2, 2022 at Woodside Place of Washington, where she was cared for by exceptional staff who treated her like family. She was born in McKeesport on April 20, 1942 and is the only child of the late Edward “Sam” and Aletha “Lete” (Carter) Irwin.

 
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Linda D. Lazur

November 03, 2022 |

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

Linda D. Lazur, age 74, of Jefferson Hills, went to be with Our Lord and Savior on Wednesday, November 2, 2022. Linda was born in Clairton on December 12, 1947 and was a daughter of the late Frank and Mollie (Andrew) Lang. She grew up in Elizabeth and graduated from Elizabeth Forward High School. After high school, she worked in a dental office and then married Thomas Lazur with whom she had two children, Tomi Lynn and Nikki. She attended college at California University where she graduated with an Early Elementary Education Degree. While attending California University she was also the Director of the Cal U Childcare Center where both of her children attended. Linda was then hired and worked as a teacher in the West Jefferson Hills School District where she taught 1st, 2nd and 3rd grades. She was a wonderful teacher who was loved and adored by students, parents and staff. She always came to school dressed beautifully every day. She was deeply admired for her zest of teaching and making education a fun and interactive learning experience. Her classroom was always decorated beautifully. Bulletin boards were always three dimensional. Holiday programs were always magnificent and included handmade props and handmade costumes. Her children not only sang but were also taught sign language by her best friend, Helen Kulish who was the hearing-impaired teacher at the school. She always went above and beyond when it came to teaching. She influenced many lives for sure. She retired after 28 years. In Linda’s healthier years she enjoyed doing crafts, painting, gardening, decorating and making costumes and clothing for her children. Linda was also a talented pianist and organ player. There was nothing she couldn’t do. Linda was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She always threw the best parties and picnics and always made everyone feel loved and extra special. She told the funniest stories and was loved and adored by everyone. She will be missed by so many as she has touched so many lives. Linda is survived by her two children, Tomi Lynn (Mike) Porter and Nikki (Aaron) Weiss; her four grandchildren, Maddie and Sadie Porter and Nathan and Makenna Weiss; her brother, Charles Lang; her sister, Sherry Shelton; her nieces and nephews; her kitty, Boo; her grand doggies, Gracie, Rocco, Emmy, Bentley, Clarabelle, Winston and Duke. In addition to her parents, Linda was preceded in death by her brothers, Merle, Denny, Richard, Bobby and David; and her sisters, Doris, Barbara and Donna. A special thank you to her caregivers, nurses and aides, Jenna, Hilda, Lisa, Danielle, Karen, Jane, Aunt Jen, Katie and Ginny; and the nurses at Jefferson Hospital, Clayton, Michaela, Ashlyn, Marissa, Linda and Lulu; and the Chaplains Pastor Tom and Pastor Devon. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth, on Friday, November 4, 2022 from 3-7 PM. A funeral service will take place on Saturday, November 5, 2022 at 10AM in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Tom Fodi officiating. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Memorial contributions may be made to Animal Friends, 562 Camp Horne Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com

 


Frank A. "Tank" Yacavace

November 02, 2022 |

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

Frank A. "Tank" Yacavace, age 77 of Clairton, passed away at home on Wednesday, November 2, 2022.  Born July 22, 1945 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Alfred and Nancy (Gimiliano) Yacavace.  Tank was a proud US Navy Veteran, serving during the Vietnam Era and the Cuban Missle Crisis, and worked as a payroll clerk for US Steel in Pittsburgh.  He was a member of American Legion Daniel Keffer Post #75 in Clairton where he served on the board as an officer.  Frank is survived by his wife of 39 years Sandra (Smalley) Yacavace; daughters Lisa (Ron Glass) Dilla of Pittsburgh, Denise (Doug) Higgins of Baldwin, and Kari (Randy) Reynolds of Point of Rocks, MD; step-sons Brian Davis of Brookline and Chris Davis of South Park; grandchildren Dominick Antonelli, Michael T. Higgins, Karly, Katie and Doug Higgins, and Randy and Coral Reynolds; great-granddaughter Avery Sutton; step-grandchildren Brianna Sarasnick, and Savanna, Alexis, Christopher, Kylie, and Isabella Davis; brother Alfred "Nut" (Chrissy) Yacavace of Clairton; as well as Nieces and Nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Ronald Yacavace.

 
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Robert A. McGowan

November 02, 2022 |

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

Robert A. McGowan, age 71 of Gibsonville, North Carolina and formerly of McKeesport, passed away on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 in Authoracare Collective Hospice in Burlington, NC.  Born May 4, 1951 in Cuba, NY, he was a son of the late James T. McGowan and the late Dorothy Jesse Winkler McGowan.   Bob served with the Marines during the Vietnam War and worked as a machinist for Sandvik Inc. in Mebane, NC.  He is survived by his son Rob A. (Krys) Craven;  daughter Lynn A. (Dan) Moyer; grandchildren Kailey and Chloe Craven and Naomi, Miriam, Issac Crosby; step-daughter Beth Ann (Tom) Staton; step granddaughter McKenzie Staton; sisters Donna M. Pope and Karen S. Morgan; sister-in-law Mary Ann McGowan; and nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Larry McGowan. 

 
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Geraldine Christine Nolder

November 02, 2022 |

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

Geraldine Christine Nolder, age 87, of McKeesport, formerly of Glassport, died on Tuesday, November 1, 2022. She was born in McKeesport on May 5, 1935 and is the daughter of the late Wenceslaus and Marion Trojanowski Jaworski. Gerri held many jobs over the years from Rubinstein Shoes and Balsimo’s in McKeesport to Teledyne First Sterling. She owned her own business cleaning offices and homes during her last 20 working years up to the age of 82.

 
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Steven Prontiker

November 02, 2022 |

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

Steven Prontiker, 82, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Tuesday, November 1, 2022. He was born July 26, 1940 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Michael and Mary (Kish) Prontiker.  He was the husband of the late Susan Marie (Edkins) Prontiker, who passed away November 30, 2012.  Steven was a US Army Veteran and worked as a Boilermaker for the former US Steel Homestead Works and then was a millwright for the former Fisher Body Auto Works.  He was a longtime Elizabeth Township resident and a devoted family man.  He also enjoyed walking on The Youghiogheny River Trail in Buena Vista.  He is survived by his children, Amy Ortiz, Beth Prontiker, Scott (fiancée, Mary) Prontiker and Sue (Bill) Morrow; grandchildren, Desiree, Jordan, Enrique, Denim, Katie, Jake, Stevie, Scotty (Angelina), Samantha and Jack; sister, Mary Ann Prontiker; and brother, William "Bill" (Denise) Prontiker.  He was preceded in death by siblings, Helen Prontiker, Frances Kerr, Margaret Prontiker, Patricia Reitz and Mike (the late Lorraine) Prontiker and John Prontiker.  Friends are welcome on Friday, November 4, 2022,  from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 6028 Smithfield Street,  Boston, Elizabeth Township (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, Director.  Burial will be private.  Condolences can be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 


Nancy M. Sipes

November 02, 2022 |

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

Nancy M. Sipes, 82, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, November 2, 2022 at Forbes Regional Hospital.  She was born April 24, 1940 in Fisher, PA, a daughter of the late Dale and Thelma (Wenner) Stewart.  Nancy enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph L. Sipes; two sisters, Linda McMaster and Jackie Cooney.  She is survived by her son, David Sipes and his wife, Tricia; and grandchildren, Kolton and Kaylee.  Friends will be received from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. on Sunday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  A funeral service will be held on Monday at 10  a.m. in the funeral home.  Interment to follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Eunice "Jo" Znavor

November 02, 2022 |

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

Eunice “Jo” Znavor, 69, of North Huntingdon, passed away, surrounded in love with her family by her side, on November 1, 2022. She was the oldest daughter and “favorite child” of the late William and Patricia (Cloonan) Gibbons. She proudly grew up in Duquesne, until she met Jack, the love of her life for over 48 years. Together, they raised a beautiful family. She leaves behind her children to carry on her family traditions.  Brian (Laura) of North Huntingdon, Kevin of North Huntingdon and Maura (Bernie) Ponko of North Huntingdon and the  grandchildren that she adored Lia Guzzie, Joey Znavor, Gretta and John Ponko.

After her mother passed, she became the family matriarch, always the glue that kept the family together.  She was the loving sister of Mary (Jim)  Bick of West Newton, Maggie(late Cookie Chiponis)of West Mifflin, and Colleen (Tom) Washko of North Huntingdon. She treated her many nieces and nephews like they were her own children.  Jo was preceded in death by her siblings William “Gibby “Gibbons, Patti (late Bill Lutz), and Jimmy “Gibby” Gibbons. 

  Jo was a retired nurse and caretaker over the years to many. She was happiest when her house was full of laughter, participating in multiple conversations in different rooms all at the same time. An avid QVC shopper, as long as it was on sale. “Eun” enjoyed a good book and loved to binge watch Law &Order.

She was the head of the table, ready to drink a glass of wine and gossip with her sisters. Cheers to you Jo.

Friends will be received on Friday November 4, 2022, 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.  A Blessing Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Saturday, November 5, 2022, at 10:00 a.m., with Deacon Dan D’Antonio, officiating. Burial will follow in Holy Name Cemetery.

 


Robert L. Quinn, Sr.

November 01, 2022 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

Robert L. Quinn, Sr., 95, of White Oak, died Monday, October 31, 2022 at UPMC McKeesport.  Born in McKeesport, May 17, 1927, he was the son of the late John Lawrence and Cynthia Bender Quinn.  A retired quality control engineer at the former National Works of U.S. Steel, he was a deacon, elder, and active life member of McKeesport Presbyterian Church, Two Rivers Radio Club (call sign W3SYR) and a dedicated volunteer for Meals On Wheels.  Mr. Quinn served his country during World War II as a Seaman First Class in the U.S. Navy.  Husband of the late Margaret “Peggy” Merelli Quinn, he was preceded in death by his son, Paul Quinn, his son in law, James Vodila, and by his sister, Ruth Leaptrot.  He is survived by his children, Robert (Marj) Quinn, Jr. of Erie, PA, Judy (Fred) Steudler of Liberty Borough, Janet Vodila of White River Junction, VT, Donna (Tom) Wise of Austin, TX, and Dominic Merelli of Florida; by his sister, June Filson of North Huntingdon; 11 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren; also by nieces and nephews.  A memorial service with military honors will be held Saturday, November 5, 2022 at 3:00 PM in McKeesport Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Michael Stanton and the Rev. Gary Filson officiating.  Private interment will take place in Richland Cemetery, Dravosburg.  Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 is in charge of arrangements.  The family suggests contributions to the Mission Fund of McKeesport Presbyterian Church, 1510 Versailles Avenue, McKeesport, PA  15132.

 


Kenneth L. Gavron

November 01, 2022 |

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

Kenneth L. Gavron, 65, of New Castle, Delaware, formerly of McKeesport, passed away Tuesday, November 1, 2022 at Transitions Healthcare, North Huntingdon.  He was born, June 22, 1957 in McKeesport, a son of the late Frank and Mary (Loder) Gavron.  Prior to his retirement, Kenneth was a HVAC repairman for Christiana Hospital.  He enjoyed fishing, woodworking and had a love for animals especially his two cats.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Gerald.  He is survived by his brothers, Stanley Gavron and his wife, Darlene and Frank Gavron and his wife, Cathy.  Services are private.  Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642,  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Tammy I. Harkovich

November 01, 2022 |

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

Tammy I. Harkovich, 60, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, October 31, 2022 at Forbes Regional Hospital.  She was born January 22, 1962 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Daniel and Olive (Patterson) Swackhammer.  Prior to her retirement, Tammy was a waitress for Gia Visto.  She was a graduate of Churchill High School and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and cat, Mittens.  She is survived by her daughters, Sarah Harkovich and Hailey (Milo) Coddington; brothers, Daniel (Barbara), Randy (Lydia), Jeffrey (Dawn), Keith (Debbie); sister, Tracey (John) Diroll; grandchildren, Madison and Nolan; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Friends will be received from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  A funeral service will take place on Friday 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 family.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Richard J. Harrison, Sr.

November 01, 2022 |

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

Richard J. Harrison, Sr., age 80, of McKeesport, died October 29, 2022, at Jefferson Hills Rehabilitation and Wellness Center.  Born December 25, 1941, in Liberty Borough, he was the son of the late James and Emma (Bellas) Harrison and is survived by Susan Griffiths, who he has been with for 21 years.  Rich worked for U.S. Steel National Tube Works for eleven years, as a limo driver for the airport for eleven years, and bus driver for PA Coach Lines for fifteen years.  Rich served in the Army and was stationed at Fort Ord in California.  Rich spent time outdoors camping and fishing in his younger years, and he was always a good cook.  He was known for always coming up with some new concoction of a recipe, but was most known for his BBQ baked beans.  In addition to Susan, he is also survived by children, Carla (Mark) Peaco and Richard Jr. (Cynthia) Harrison; Susan's children, William (Cindy) Griffiths, Lisa (Steve Dobrick) Griffiths, and Kristen (Marc) Morgan; grandchildren, John Harrison, Brandon Harrison, Robert Wahrenberger, Tyler Harrison, Angelica Peaco, Marc Morgan, Madison Morgan, William Griffiths, Lukas Morgan, Steven Dobrick, and Matthew Dobrick.

 
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