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Suzanne Catherine Maglicco

December 31, 2022 |

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

Suzanne Catherine Maglicco, age 81, of Pleasant Hills, died on Saturday, December 31, 2022. She was born in McKeesport on August 10, 1941 and is the daughter of the late Joseph and Florence Kramchak Kuremsky.

 
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Louis W. Gephart

December 30, 2022 |

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

Louis William Gephart, dedicated husband, loving father and grandfather, brother, friend and resident of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Friday, December 30, 2022 surrounded by his beloved wife and daughters at Arden Courts of Jefferson Hills. Louis W. Gephart was born to Louis T. and Anna (Grimes) Gephart in Elizabeth on December 2, 1938. He graduated from Elizabeth Forward High School in 1958 and was a veteran of the 101st Airborne Division Fort Campbell, Kentucky Battery C- 321st Artillery. Lou married Saundra Lee Homer on November 10, 1962 and they spent 60 beautiful years together. Through those years they had three daughters who cherished their loving father. He was a member of the Elizabeth Township Sportsmen Association and American Legion Post 0553. He worked at Elizabeth Motors, Edgar Motors, Fisher Body, and Volkswagen while living in Pennsylvania. Lou and Sandy moved to St. Louis, MO, in 1991 where Louis began working for BASF as a paint supervisor, still making frequent trips back to Pennsylvania to be with family. He made the best of friends and memories wherever he went. Lou’s true joys were tinkering in the garage, fishing, hunting, camping, playing golf, fixing cars, playing cards, horseshoes, dancing, and above all, spending time with his family. He loved having family sing-alongs in the garage or basement. You would probably see him chopping wood, having a shot and a beer, or watching a good cowboy movie. He will always be remembered for his fun-loving spirit, his love of country music, and his maintained garden. You may recall seeing him on his golf cart with his tools strapped on delivering zucchini from his garden to the neighbors, cutting his grass on his John Deere, or plowing everyone’s driveway in the winter. Louis is survived by his wife, Sandy; their three daughters, Kimberly, Lorraine (Bill) Payne and Denise (James) Kahler; grandchildren, Ashton, Jacob and Ava; sisters, Minnie, Patsy, Marion, Hazel, Twylia, and Donna; and countless nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, John, Jim and Cliff Gephart; sisters, Evelyn Opfar and Anna Lou Brown; and grandson, Alec James. He will always be remembered by his creative “way of doing things” or gadgets around the house. Thank you to the wonderful team at Commonwealth Hospice and his caretakers at Arden Courts who cared for him in his last days. He truly had a life lived to the fullest. He will never be replaced and the world is a little emptier without him. If you knew him, you loved him. All we can hope for is to fill our dash (1938 - 2022) with memories and making sure the people we love know us and love us. He lived an amazing dash. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth on Monday, January 2, 2023 from 6-8 PM and Tuesday, January 3, 2023 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM with a Panachida service at 7:30 PM. Additional viewing will take place on Wednesday, January 4, 2023 at the Dormition of the Blessed Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox Church, 330 Shaw Avenue, McKeesport, PA 15132 from 9 AM until the time of funeral service at 10 AM with Fr. Dimitri D. Ermakov officiating. EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT THE CHURCH. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com

 


Charles L. "Chas" Schleifer

December 30, 2022 |

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

Charles L. "Chas" Schleifer, 93, of North Lawrence, Ohio, previously of East McKeesport, Pennsylvania, passed away Wednesday, December 28, 2022, surrounded and embraced by his loving family.

 
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Eleanor J. Powell

December 30, 2022 |

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

Eleanor J. Powell, age 82, of White Oak, died on Friday, December 30, 2022. She was born in McKeesport on September 26, 1940 and is the daughter of the late Helen Gidias Powell. She was employed as a clerk for various businesses including Rite Aid.

 
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Terri Lynn Zombek

December 30, 2022 |

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

Terri Lynn Zombek, age 71 of Forward Twp., passed away at home on Thursday, December 29, 2022.  Born January 10, 1951 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late George and Dolores (Henry) Young.  An executive secretary for SteelMed in McKeesport, Terri will be remembered by her family for her wonderful storytelling; her love of music, dancing and puzzles; but most importantly as a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.  She is survived by her husband of 39 years John D. Zombek; her daughter Tammy (Glenn) Bales of McKeesport; her grandchildren Allison and John Brown of Elizabeth, Christopher Leonard and Joshua Buchina of McKeesport, and C.J. Sphar of Perryopolis; her sister Sandy (Dennis) Sandusky of West Mifflin; and their children Matthew Sandusky and Dennis Sandusky.

 
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Susan L. Caruso

December 30, 2022 |

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

Susan Caruso, 71, of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday, December 29, 2022 at her home.  She was born December 14, 1951 in Washington, a daughter of the late William and Shirley (Bash) Armitage.  Prior to her retirement, Susan was a Human Resource Manager for Menasha and enjoyed vacationing at the beach, gardening, cats and spending time with her boys and grandchildren.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, William Armitage Jr.  She is survived by her loving husband of 47 years, John Caruso; sons, John, Mike and his wife, Angel, Domenic and his wife, Brandi; grandchildren, Brenna, Katherine, Hailey, Michael Jr., David and Domenic.  There will be no visitation.  A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at a later date.  Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Terry S. Frye

December 28, 2022 |

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

Terry S. Frye, 65, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, December 27, 2022 at his home. He was born November 19, 1957, a son of the late Earl and Doris (Crowe) Frye.  Terry was a sales associate for Macy's Department store with 40 years of service and a graduate of Norwin Sr. High School Class of '76.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Lee, and sister-in-law, Patricia.  He is survived by his niece, Heather Frye (Robert Turney); nephew, Matthew Frye (Angela); great nieces and nephew, Sierra, Everlee and Isaiah; cousins, Brian and Rick Crowe.  Terry wanted to thank all of those wonderful people he met.  Especially those at Macy's Herald Square, Monroeville and Westmoreland, especially Michele, Natalie and Beth.  Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society in memory of Terry.  There will be no visitation.  Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Anne Trent

December 28, 2022 |

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

Anne Trent, age 95 and formerly of Versailles, passed away on Tuesday, December 27, 2022 in Paramount Senior Living, Peters Township.  Born October 23, 1927 in Versailles, she was a daughter of the late Milovan and Susan (Stafinsky) Tumara.  A member of St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in McKeesport, Anne worked as an office manager for O'Donnell and Associates Engineering in Pleasant Hills and was a member of the AARP.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Robert Trent, her son Robert E. Trent, her sisters Mary Mihoces and Catherine Flamish, and her brother Paul Tumara.  Anne is survived by her daughter Karen Sue (Kenneth) Johnson of Marietta, GA; her daughter-in-law Helen Trent of Peters Twp.; her grandchildren Robert E. Trent, Jr., Erin Rattenni, Ryan P. Trent, and James D. Fox; her seven great-grandchildren; and also nieces and nephews. 

 
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Rosario Vincent Stabile

December 28, 2022 |

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

Rosario Vincent "Vince" Stabile, 46, of Pittsburgh, set himself free Sunday, December 25, 2022. He was born February 27, 1976 in Indiana, PA, son of Marlene Joyce (Shufran) Stabile and the late Rosario Louis Stabile, and grew up in North Huntingdon, PA. Vince worked for Dick's Sporting Goods. He was a graduate of Norwin Senior High School Class of '94, where he holds the all-time record in Track for the Triple Jump and held the longtime record for the Long Jump, for which his record is now 3rd place, and he also played Basketball. Vince earned his undergraduate degree from IUP where he graduated top of his Business Class, and earned his MBA from Point Park University. Vince also strived to achieve a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do. He is survived by his mother, Marlene Stabile; his daughter, Ava Stabile; his sister, Dorey Stabile (Simon Alexander); and best friend Tim "T" Carr. Visitation will be 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm and a memorial service be held at 6:00 pm on Friday, December 30, 2022 at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA 15642.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Vince’s memory to Ray of Hope, c/o Mental Health America of Southwestern, 409 Coulter Avenue, Greensburg, PA 15601

www.rayofhopewestmoreland.org

 


Rebecca Johnson

December 28, 2022 |

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

Rebecca Johnson, 78, affectionately known as “Becky” of Duquesne, PA was born March 31, 1944, in Marion Junction, Alabama and reared in Selma, Alabama. She was the beloved daughter to the late Louis and Lenora (Pharr) Walker. Becky departed this life on December 14, 2022 in Shadyside Hospital.

Becky attended Perry County School in Marion Junction, Alabama. Becky was employed at McKeesport Hospital for over 36 years where she retired. Becky was truly family oriented; she loved her family. Becky loved going to the dog and horse races and sometimes bingo. She loved traveling and meeting new people. Becky loved the beauty salon she went every weekend. Everyone knew Becky loved the Lord, no matter where Becky went or who you were, she always expressed her love for the Lord. When Becky’s health began to decline, she moved back to Pittsburgh and resided with her daughter Sarah Walker of Penn Hills, PA. Sarah took great care of her mother. Becky you are and will be forever missed! She spent a lot of time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She made sure her family knew about the Lord. Becky was a member of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Duquesne, PA before she moved to Selma, Alabama.

While living in Selma Alabama, she attended Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist Church.

 
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Evelyn Houston

December 28, 2022 |

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

Evelyn Houston, 69 of McKeesport was born on August 9, 1953. The beloved daughter of Harold and Essie (Hudson) Hines, on Friday, December 9, 2022, Evelyn completed her transition and went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  She was at home surrounded by her memories and what she held dear. Evelyn left this world the same way she lived her life, she did it “her way”.

Evelyn graduated from Thomas Jefferson H.S. and furthered her education by attending nursing courses. She later married Albert Houston Sr., and from this union, three sons were born (Albert Jr, Jesse, and David).

She leaves to cherish her memory: Sons: Albert Houston, Jr. of Reading, PA, Jesse Houston, and David (Natasha) of Pittsburgh, PA; ten grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; Sisters: Helen Brown, McKeesport, PA, and Carol Heller, N, Versailles, PA; Brother: Anthony Hines, Clairton, PA; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family, and friends.

 
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Joseph D. "Dave" Malloy

December 27, 2022 |

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

Joseph D. “Dave” Malloy, age 87, of West Mifflin, passed away on Tuesday, December 27, 2022, at home. Born in West Mifflin on January 1, 1935, he was the son of the late Joseph and Colette (Schweitzer) Malloy. He was a retired car salesman from Babe Charapp Ford in McKeesport and, in retirement, he worked as a security guard at Forbes Nursing and Rehab in Pittsburgh. He was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish-Holy Name Church, proudly served his country in the Air Force and enjoyed fishing, cooking and all sports. He is the beloved husband of 60 years to Elizabeth “Betty” (O’Leary) Malloy; father of Mary Beth (Glenn) Artim of West Mifflin, Joseph P. (Lisa) Malloy of West Mifflin, and the late David G. Malloy; grandfather of Joseph M. Malloy, Carrie Artim, Ryan Artim, and Kristie (wife Julia) Dean; brother of Patricia (late Ronald) Weinstein of Murrysville and Fred (late Nancy) Malloy of Elizabeth. He is also survived by nieces and nephews.

 
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Rosemary Chalfant

December 27, 2022 |

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

Rosemary Chalfant, age 75, of White Oak, died December 24, 2022, at UPMC East Hospital.  Born February 22, 1947, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Emma (Littleton) DiLucia and wife of the late Thomas R. Chalfant.  Rosemary worked for Gimbel's at Eastland Mall and then for Kmart.  She enjoyed looking for a good deal at thrift stores and yard sales with her daughter Karen.  Rosemary was an avid reader, especially Beverly Lewis novels.  Beverly Lewis mostly wrote about the Amish, which fueled Rosemary's interest in the Amish culture and even prompted a few trips to Amish communities.  Rosemary cherished her family and vacations with them along the beaches of the East Coast and Niagara Falls.

 
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Cecelia Marie Bolen

December 27, 2022 |

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

Cecelia Marie Bolen, 83, of West Newton, passed away peacefully on Christmas Morning surrounded by her loving family. She was born May 24, 1939 in Masontown and was the daughter of the late John and Erma (Bodnar) Dubroka. She was the wife of the late James Franklin Bolen who passed away May 19, 2009. Cecelia - known as “Cil,” or “Bubs” to family and close friends - was an incredibly strong, talented woman and a natural “people person” with a contagious smile and energy that touched the lives of so many.

Raised in “Sandybottom” by her own “Bubba,” Cil was a kind, bubbly girl. She was a majorette and graduated from Masontown High School in 1957. While working alongside her future sister-in-law Mary Ellen at the Dairy Queen that same summer, Cil met Jim when he ordered a banana split and described the encounter as “love at first sight.” Unbeknownst to her that Jim was Mary Ellen’s brother, Cil proclaimed, “see that man at the window, I’m going to marry him one day”! She and Jim went on to celebrate more than 50 years of marriage, raised four spirited girls, helped raise several grandchildren, and enjoyed the deep love, support, and respect of family and many dear friends.

 
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Karrie L. Walk

December 27, 2022 |

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

Karrie L. Walk, 54, of Ligonier, formerly of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, December 26, 2022 at UPMC Mercy Hospital.  She was born, January 26, 1968 in McKeesport, a daughter of Donna Jones Beech and the late Bernard Beech.  Karrie was a machine operator for AMI.  She was a graduate of Norwin Sr. High School Class of '87 and enjoyed drawing and reading Stephen King books.  She is survived by her son, Jesse Walk; brother, Brandon and his wife, Dana; sister, Evie and her husband, Craig; and her feline companion, Pixie.  Friends will be received from 2-5 p.m. on Thursday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  A funeral service will follow at 5 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Russell L. Matesig

December 27, 2022 |

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

Russell L. Matesig, age 66, of McKeesport, died December 14, 2022, at UPMC McKeesport Hospital.  Born December 12, 1956, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Russell and Lorraine (Kundman) Matesig and husband of 40 years to the late Ethelda E. Brownsfield.  Russell retired from the Maintenance Department with the City of McKeesport.  His skills with repairs were not limited to work.  At home, he was known as "Mr. Fix It," always helping family and friends.  He was a lifelong Steelers fan and enjoyed having a beer and watching the games.  Russell is survived by a son, James (Timara) Brownfield; siblings, Linda Matesig, Gary (Lillie) Matesig, and Wayne (Clara) Matesig; nephews, Wayne Jr., Mark, and Jimmy Matesig.  In addition to his parents and wife, Russell was also preceded in death by brothers Keith and Frank Matesig.  Family and friends will be received at Willig Funeral Home & Crematory on Thursday, December 29, 2022, from 10 a.m. until the memorial service at noon.  Condolences and memories may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com.  Charles Danforth, Supervisor

 


Jean Marie Rothbauer

December 27, 2022 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

 

Jean Marie Rothbauer, 81, of Glassport (formerly of West Mifflin and Kennerdell PA) died Sunday, December 25, 2022. She was the daughter of the late Ralph and Dorothy (Breehl) Weber of Canton OH.  She is survived by her daughter Jeni (Rick) Szmyd; sons John (Sara) Bishel, Joe (Sue) Rothbauer, and Jim (Janine) Rothbauer; grandchildren Katie (Matt) Bernardi, James (Jodi) Szmyd, Megan (Sam) Shaffer, Rachel (Chris) Houston, Daniel Bishel, Logan (Ashley) Rothbauer, Christian Rothbauer, Carsten Rothbauer and Nathen Rothbauer; great-grandchildren Emma and Sophie Bernardi and Hunter Szmyd; and many nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind several dear friends, some of whom she had still kept in touch with since her youth in Canton. She was preceded in death by her siblings Robert Weber, Harold Weber, Dorothy Ebert, and Marjorie Noel. Jean was the beloved wife of John G. Bishel until his death in 1968, and then of Joseph Rothbauer until his death in 2002.  Her children will fondly remember her wonderful cooking and baking, and her absolute devotion to keeping a beautiful, warm, welcoming home. Jean was fiercely proud of her children and grandchildren and of being a mom and grandma. She loved to entertain - her outdoor patio and Christmas parties in West Mifflin and her Friday night homemade pizza parties ‘up at the cabin’ were epic. Jean received her bachelor's degree in Human Resources Management from Geneva College in 1993, and held several jobs after raising her family which always involved helping people - a cause dear to her heart. A lifelong learner, Jean continued her education through many online health summits on wellness and nutrition.  She loved reading and collecting books, was an avid gardener and enjoyed growing flowers of all kinds. In her later years, Jean adored living at her cabin on the river in Kennerdell where she could frequently be found feeding the birds, chipmunks, stray cats and other ‘critters’ that she loved watching and talking to.  In 2022, due to a decline in health, she moved to Glassport to be near her daughter.  A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Wojciechowski Funeral Home.

 


Angelo Donofrio

December 26, 2022 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

  

Angelo Donofrio, 83 of Glassport, son of the late Benjamin and Margaret Lavalia Donofrio, passed away peacefully at home on Christmas Day with his loving wife by his side. 

He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Patricia Cola Donofrio, beloved son Angelo A. & Susann Sopko Donofrio and cherished granddaughters Grace and Ava Donofrio all of Long Island NY.

Additionally, he is survived by sisters Elizabeth Bartko of California, Mary Ickiewicz of West Mifflin, Enise and Bill Kostyzak of Glassport, Rose and Dave Delmaster of Florida, Debbie Gobel of Georgia, and brothers Arthur Donofrio of West Mifflin and Richard and Kim Donofrio of Elizabeth, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Angelo was preceded in death by Brothers William “Willie” Donofrio of Glassport, Robert “Bobby” Donofrio of Glassport, Perry Donofrio of California and sister Christine Stillio of Glassport.

Angelo worked for US Steel Irvin Works Galvanized Department for 30 years and in retirement he enjoyed collecting Glassport Glass House Glass and loved listening to Oldies music. He was an eternal optimist, was in good spirits and enjoyed talking and joking with his granddaughters til the very end.

 The family wishes to offer a special Thank You to Jefferson Cancer Institute, Dr. Amjad Jalil, Dr V.E. Reyes, Sr., nurses Taylin, Tammy and Amber, and Hospice nurse Pam.

A funeral blessing will be held in the funeral home on Friday December 30th at 2pm. Friends received after the blessing until 4pm & 6pm-8pm at Wojciechowski Funeral Home, 640 Vermont Ave, Glassport Pa 15045

 


Clarence W. Fine

December 26, 2022 |

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

Clarence W. Fine, age 92, of Forward Twp., passed away on Sunday, December 25, 2022 at Victoria House Personal Care Home. An Army veteran, he was a coal miner by trade and was extremely proud of his business. He retired as a steelworker for Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel in Monessen and was a former Masonic Lodge member. Born February 12, 1930 in Forward Twp., he was a son of the late John Henry and Anna Mary (Cochenour) Fine. He is survived by his wife of 73 years, Velma (Lenhart) Fine; daughter, Crystal (Dan) Loera of Oregan; sons, Richard (Darlene) Fine of Elizabeth Twp., Edward Fine of New Eagle and Mickey Fine of Carroll Twp.; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sister, Sarah Campbell of Texas; also, nieces and nephews.

 
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Cecelia "Sarah" Mary Mols

December 26, 2022 |

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

Cecelia "Sarah" Mary Mols, age 97, of McKeesport, died early Christmas morning on December 25, 2022 at St. Anne Home in Greensburg, PA. She had the most joyous Christmas ever with her Lord and Savior. She was born in McKeesport on February 22, 1925 and was the daughter of the late Antonio and Apolonia Yerkey Zajdel, and wife of the late Joseph Mols.

 
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R. Gregory Hamadock

December 26, 2022 |

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

R. Gregory Hamadock, age 76, of Chantilly, VA, and formerly of Elizabeth, passed away on Thursday, December 15, 2022 at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital in Fairfax, VA. A graduate of Elizabeth Forward High School and the University of Maryland College Park, Greg had a long and successful career in civil engineering. Greg was a lifelong Steelers fan, as well as a proud follower of the University of Maryland Terapins and the Washington Capitals. Born September 4, 1946 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Reynold E. and Elizabeth (Bohlander) Hamadock. Greg is survived by his wife, Pascale and son Ian, both of Chantilly, VA; daughter, Elizabeth Hamadock of New York City; sister, Cede (Anton) Cavalier of Elizabeth; and niece, Gel Cavalier and nephew, Adam (Jennifer) Cavalier, all of Elizabeth Twp. At the request of the family, services and burial are private at Jefferson Memorial Park. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Robert E. Baldridge

December 25, 2022 |

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

Robert E. Baldridge, age 72 of North Huntingdon, passed away at home on Saturday, December 24, 2022.  Born November 13, 1950 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Elmer and Rhoda Baldridge and husband of the late Kristine (Odorcich) Baldridge, who passed away May 7, 2019.  Robert work as a facilities manager at UPMC Children's Hospital.  He is survived by his children Erin (Charles, III) Thatcher of Boonsboro, MD and Bradley (Jamie) Baldridge of Bridgeville; his grandsons Hayden and Bennett Thatcher; his sisters Darlene (the late Vince) Decker of North Huntingdon and Kay (Thomas) Sherwin of Finleyville; and also his nieces and nephews.

 
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Adolph Adam “Ed” Noga

December 24, 2022 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Adolph Adam “Ed” Noga 91, a lifetime resident of Lincoln Boro passed away on Thursday, December 22, 2022 at Southwestern Nursing Home. He was born in Lincoln Boro on March 13, 1931 to the late Joseph and Katherine Noga. Adolph was the loving husband of 68 years to Rosemarie. He is survived in death by his wife Rosemarie Noga of Lincoln, son Ronald of Lincoln, daughter Donna Noga Tonarelli of Liberty, grandson Gregory Tonarelli of Liberty, and many nieces and nephews. Adolph was preceded in death by his 5 siblings. He enjoyed welding, tending to his flower garden, watching westerns, and being a good, loving family man who was always there to offer a helping hand. He was never too tired to do right by all those he loved. Adolph worked as a pipeline welder and fabricator for Pace Pipeline company specializing in mountain work and was a member of Pipeliners Union Local 798 Tulsa, Oklahoma and the owner of Noga Welding Service. Family and friends will be received on Wednesday December 28, 2022 from 10 A.M.- 1 P.M. at S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th St, Clairton, PA 15025. A service will take place at 1 P.M. at the funeral home to be followed by interment at Round Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to American Heart Association. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 


Gert E. Pfefferkorn

December 23, 2022 |

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

Gert E. Pfefferkorn, age 84, of North Versailles, died December 20, 2022, at home.  Born March 23, 1938, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Butch Maurer and Stella (Lightner) Squier.

 
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Phyllis Kelly

December 23, 2022 |

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

Phyllis Kelly, age 84 of North Huntingdon, peacefully passed away Thursday, December 22, 2022 in Excela Westmoreland Hospital with her family by her side.  Born February 1, 1938 in Duquesne, she was a daughter of the late Neil and Helen (Dubyak) Palmieri.  Besides her parents, Phyllis has finally rejoined those who preceded her in death, including her daughter Dawn R. Kelly.  She is survived by her husband James M. Kelly; her sons James B. Kelly, Martin (Cathy) Kelly, and Robert T. Kelly; her grandchildren: Karri, Kimberly (Matt), Kristy, Cheyenne, Donny (Amanda), Brian, Bruce, Bradley (Emily), Marti (Bill), Emily, and Sarah; her great-grandchildren: Alexia, Payton, Mason, Nolan, Presley, and Dakota; and her sister Karen Palmieri.  A memorial service will take place on Saturday, February 11, 2023 at 11 AM at the First Evangelical Free Church, 4001 University Dr, McKeesport, PA 15132.  The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the family to help defray costs.  Arrangements by the Daniel F. Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory, Versailles. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Evelyn Margaret Pastor

December 22, 2022 |

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

Evelyn Margaret Pastor, age 94, of McKeesport, PA, went to be with the Lord on Monday, December 19, 2022. She was born in McKeesport, PA, on September 18, 1928 and is the daughter of the late Michael and Mary Fisco Racko. She was previously employed by Johnston the Florist as a floral designer and was a member of the former St. Joseph Church in Port Vue.

 
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Frances E. Fichtner

December 22, 2022 |

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

Frances E. Fichtner, age 96, of White Oak, died on Tuesday, December 20, 2022. She was born in Keystone, West Virginia on March 5, 1926 and is the daughter of the late Frank Staskus and Kasimiria Eizonas Staskus. She is the wife of the late William Kerston and the late Dr. James L. Fichtner.

 
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Vincent C. Johnson II

December 22, 2022 |

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

Vincent C. Johnson II, of South Park, died on Monday, December 19, 2022. He was born at Cherry Point Marine Corps base, Havelock, NC on October 24, 1987 and is the son of Cathy Lewis (Bob) Ciora of South Park and the late Vincent C. Johnson.

 
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Robert R. Robb

December 22, 2022 |

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

Robert R. Robb, 84 of McKeesport, passed away Wednesday, December 21, 2022.  He was born September 20, 1938 in McKeesport and was the son of the late George Robb, Jr. and Josephine (Kosco) Robb. He was the husband of the late Louise (Gracon) Robb who passed away August 16, 2006 after 46 years of a loving marriage. He is survived by his children: Robert C. (Karen) Robb of White Oak, and Laurie (Christopher) Gricar of North Versailles. Proud Pap of grandchildren: Elizabeth (Jesse) Lape of Liberty Boro, Tyler Gricar (Dara Damianos) of North Versailles, Victoria (Patrick) Kavinski of Buena Vista. Great Grand Pap to Thomas Robb Lape and Henry Lee Lape. He was preceded in death by his brother, George Robb, sister, Adrienne Stewart, and nephew, Jeff Robb. Bob was a retired truck driver for Overnight Transportation, after 33 years of long-distance driving. Through the younger years, Bob was an avid player in baseball and softball.

 
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Margaret DeDominicis

December 22, 2022 |

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

Margaret DeDominicis, age 83 of Clairton, passed away on Thursday, December 22, 2022 in Jefferson Hospital.  Born April 28, 1939 in Clairton, she was a daughter of the late George and Sarah (Houston) Pazo.  A member of Triumph of the Holy Cross Parish, St. Clare of Assisi Church in Clairton, Margaret worked as a Phlebotomist at McKeesport Hospital, was a member of the Croatian Fraternal Union, Lodge #146 in Clairton, and was an avid card player and fan of Notre Dame Football.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband John V. DeDominicis, who passed away February 20, 1983, and her siblings Rosemary Rudez, Fr. Jack A. Pazo, and Ruth Ann Skop.  Margaret is survived by her children Dana DeDominicis of Clairton, Rosanne DeDominicis of Clairton, Daniel DeDominicis of Clairton, and Paul (Paula) DeDominicis of Jefferson Hills; and also many nieces and nephews. 

 
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Paul William Hunter

December 22, 2022 |

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

Paul William Hunter, 63, of Greenock, passed away Friday, December 16, 2022. He was born December 2, 1959 in McKeesport and was the son of Paul "Skip" and Beverly "Joy" (Holsing) Hunter of Greenock. Paul attended the Mount Vernon Community Presbyterian Church. He loved to sing, and sang in the church choir, as well as a leader of the youth group for many years. He was deeply involved with the Auberle Home in McKeesport where he mentored and fostered young men including his sons, Robert and Amado. He worked for UPMC McKeesport Hospital and had previously worked  for the former G.C. Murphy Co.

 
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Patricia N. Senay

December 21, 2022 |

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

 
Patricia N. Senay, 74 of McKeesport, passed away Tuesday, December 20, 2022. She was born July 10, 1948 in McKeesport and was the daughter to the late George and Naomi (Garlow) Malos. Pat worked for Point Park University as a Business Manager & for Penn State University as an Administrative Assistant. She was on the Board of Directors for Meals on Wheels, and donated a lot her time preparing meals for those in need. 
 
 
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John Patrick Kegley

December 21, 2022 |

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

John Patrick Kegley, 30, of West Elizabeth, passed away on Saturday, December 17, 2022.  He was born July 23, 1992 in McKeesport and was the son of Patricia L. (Kevin) Kasan. He worked as a lead electrician for numerous places over the years.  John was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed canoeing, the wilderness, guns and bows.  He enjoyed gaming, watching and attending pro wresting events,and all sports. John was an old soul who enjoyed all genres of music, and loved to dance. He also liked going to the casino and playing craps.    He was studying to become a realtor and barber. John loved his sons, and lived his life for his kids. He had a contagious smile and energy and will be so missed by all who knew and loved him.

 
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Karen J. Clark

December 21, 2022 |

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

Karen J. Clark, 77, of Hahntown, passed away Tuesday, December 20, 2022.  She was born June 23, 1945 in Monongahela, a daughter of the late Daniel and Jean Kessler.  Prior to her retirement, Karen worked for Fisher Body in security and  production. She was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan, enjoyed listening to music, especially Elvis Presley, visiting the casinos and playing the lottery.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, John Brown.  She is survived by her life partner, Jamel Solomon; son, James Clark; daughter, Angela Souarit and her husband, Sonny, and Robin Lender; grandchildren, Michael, Tyler, Robert, Riley, Randy, Erin, Autumn, Dylan, Dallys; and five great-grandchildren.  Friends will be received from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA 15642.  A funeral service will take place on Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment to follow in McKeesport & Versailles Cemetery, McKeesport, PA.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Thomas E. Grygo

December 21, 2022 |

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

Thomas E. Grygo, 93, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Tuesday, December 20, 2022. He was born February 28, 1929 in McKeesport and was the son to the late Leo "Bozo" and Miona (Riley) Grygo. He was the husband to the late Anna R. Grygo, who passed away September 4, 2021. Thomas grew up Catholic and was a former member of St. Perpetua. In his youth, he was a gymnast & throughout his life, he remained an avid jogger. He would listen to music while jogging, but his favorite artist to listen to was Frank Sinatra. He served in the Army, and then went on to work for US Steel for many years before retirement. Thomas absolutely adored his wife, Anna, and devoted his time to taking great care of her throughout their lives together, especially into her later years before her passing. He was a dog lover, and enjoyed spending his time playing and taking care of them too.

 
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Sheila I. Hairston

December 21, 2022 |

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

Sheila I. Hairston, age 63 of McKeesport, died December 10, 2022, at UPMC McKeesport. Born November 5, 1959, in Clairton, she was the daughter of the late Calvin Lee and Mary Jane (White) Hairston.

 
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Norma J. Malloy

December 20, 2022 |

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

Norma J. Malloy, age 91, of Duquesne, passed away on Tuesday, December 20, 2022, at home. Born in Pittsburgh on September 29, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Casmir Ganczak and the late Julia (Novak) Ganczak Toth. She was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish-St. Joseph Church and was a member of the former Confraternity of Christian Mothers and Guild, where she served as president, vice president and treasurer. She also belonged to the choir and was a CCD teacher. Norma was the wife of the late Francis M. “Sonny” Malloy; mother of Paul (Janice) Malloy of Munhall, Sharon Malloy McCracken of West Mifflin, Patrick Malloy of Duquesne and the late Dennis Malloy; grandmother of Diana (Nick) Barney, Melanie Boyer, Hannah Malloy, Sean Malloy and Brittany McCracken; sister of Rosemary Monzak of Library, PA, late Ronald Ganczak and late Robert (Chris survives) Toth; and sister-in-law of Marcia (late Jim) Malloy of West Mifflin. She is also survived by nieces and nephews and former daughters-in-law Carmen and Pamela. Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 22, 2022, from 11:00 a.m.-12:30 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 after visitation, on Thursday, December 22, 2022, at 12:30 p.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 1:00 p.m., in St. Joseph Church-Duquesne, with Rev. Dan Sweeney officiating. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery.

 


Nancy Jo Hawthorne

December 20, 2022 |

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

Nancy Jo Hawthorne, age 68, of Chillicothe, Ohio, died December 17, 2022. Born August 9, 1954, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late John and Loretta (Baker) Pomycala and the wife of James L. Hawthorne.

 
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Gayle Elizabeth Bales

December 19, 2022 |

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

Gayle Elizabeth Bales, 81, of Monroeville, formerly of Versailles Boro, passed away Sunday, December 18, 2022.   She was born May 7, 1941 in McKeesport and the daughter of the late Gordon C. and Alma E. (Dobrish) Kengle.  She was the wife of the late Charles Lester Bales who passed away October 19, 2020.  Gayle was a nurse for over 35 years at UPMC McKeesport Hospital.  She was a member of the former St. John's Lutheran Church in McKeesport. Gayle enjoyed doing needle-point, embroidery, and doing sudoku, word searches and adult coloring books..

 
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Chesteria Havrilla

December 19, 2022 |

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

Chesteria Havrilla, 99, of North Versailles, born Nov. 3, 1923, died peacefully Dec. 13, 2022.

Affectionally known to extended family and friends as Ceil, our Mom was the second child of five born to Polish immigrants, Anthony and Sophie Chisco. Our Mother spent her childhood and part of her adult life living in North Braddock. A true “Rosie the Riveter,” our Mom supported the war effort as she rolled coils at Westinghouse in East Pittsburgh.

Mom was her happiest surrounded by family and floral arrangements. A longtime member of the McKeesport Garden Club, her fingers were always busy designing and arranging. She had a talent and shared her creations with family, friends, and people she barely knew but instantly liked. Mom loved playing cards, as well as ready to hit the machines at the casino in a moment’s notice. A true believer in God and His goodness, our Mother was dedicated to her church and prayed the rosary for comfort and guidance.

 
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Dr. Bernard Robert Palus

December 19, 2022 |

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

Dr. Bernard Robert Palus, born May 20, 1939 in Johnstown, PA, son of Joseph and Anna Palus, passed away peacefully at the age of 83 on December 16th, 2022, ending his battle with cancer. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Charles Palus, Agnes Berger, Daniel Palus, Sr. Emanuel Palus, Anne Burgo, and John Palus. He is survived by his partner of forty years, Diane Brown, his siblings, Joseph Palus and Mary Corona, his ex-wife, Virginia Palus, his children, Joseph (MaryAnn), Matthew (Emily), Benji, Jennifer (Jerry), Anne (Jeff), Pamela (Michael), and Ken (Anna), as well as eleven grandchildren and dozens of nieces and nephews.

 
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Lisa Darlene Johnson

December 19, 2022 |

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

Lisa Darlene Johnson, 65, daughter of the late Conrad Johnson Jr. and the late Florence Smith Ford departed this life on November 19, 2022, at home.  

Lisa attended Elizabeth Forward High School.  Lisa enjoyed shopping and eating out. Her passion was being with her family and friends that she loved dearly.  

She was a member of the Trinity Church of God in Christ.  It was there that she gave her heart to the Lord.  She took pleasure in faithfully coming to the Friday and Sunday night services.  This is something that she looked forward to doing every weekend.  It was through her experience with God that she was able to overcome great challenges in her life.  It was through God’s power that Lisa was able to live a good and peaceful life. 

Over the years, Lisa has had many dear friends in her apartment complex.  Often after Friday night services, she would want to stop and grab snacks for her friends, they would eat and enjoy watching their favorite television shows.  Lisa loved God and loved people.  She will certainly be missed.

 
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Ennis Jordon Davis

December 19, 2022 |

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

Ennis Jordon Davis, daughter of the late Jackie Renee Davis and Ennis Nash, transitioned to be with her Lord on November 24, 2022. Ennis was born and raised in Clairton, PA, and attended and graduated from Clairton High School, class of 2009. She then went on to attend the Bradford School of Business. After working several jobs Ennis found her niche in the Home Health Care and Services field. Ennis was always very creative and had entrepreneurial skills. She could create the most beautiful gift baskets, decorations for holidays, chocolate-covered strawberries, treats, centerpieces, etc. Ennis was a funny person and could be the most hilarious one at our family gatherings (next to her uncle Gov). She loved her family, but Ennis loved her son Santino beyond measure as she would say “ That’s my Sanman I’ll kill a rock for him”.

 
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Mark Ammon Maletta

December 19, 2022 |

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

Mark Ammon Maletta, 62, of Duquesne, affectionately known as son, brother, uncle, dad, pap pap, friend, and “True,” died December 8, 2022. Mark was the beloved son to the late James and Norma Jean (Sparks) Maletta.

Mark was a graduate of Clairton High School, Class of 1978. After graduation, Mark enlisted into the United States Army, along with his lifelong friend Jimmy Nash, where he worked as a mechanic. Mark was stationed at Fort Hood, Texas and later stationed in Germany. Mark enjoyed his Germany days which allowed him to travel to beautiful countries in Europe. 

Mark attended Rosedale Technical Institute earning a degree in Diesel Mechanics. Mark was employed by several companies including Midas Muffler, Meineke, and later Greyhound. Mark then met the love of his life Carla McPherson-Love. In 1988, Mark and Carla gave birth to their son Ian James Ammon Maletta, which he referred to as "his life." Carla and Mark remained loving friends and great parents. Later, Mark married Carol Maletta and had an extended family with her children Randy and Leah. Mark later was employed at Superior Windows and became a supervisor. Mark was also hired with CVS Pharmacy, traveling the east coast doing carpentry, maintenance, etc. Along with his full-time employment, Mark also was self-employed with his brother Norman starting their business Maletta Construction. He always had a job to do, carpentry, painting, mechanics, etc.

 
 
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Jessica Ann Gretz

December 19, 2022 |

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

Jessica Ann Gretz, age 39, of West Mifflin, passed away on Thursday, December 15, 2022. Born in McKeesport on September 11, 1983, she is daughter of Susan (Wargo) Gretz of West Mifflin and Frank J. Gretz of West Mifflin. Jessica was member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish-St. Hedwig Church, a graduate of West Mifflin High School Class of 2001, where she was a cheerleader, a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in Communication, and also held a Masters’ Degree. She enjoyed gardening. Jessica is the fiancé of Jesse J. Ferencz; mother of Noah J. Ferencz; and sister of William Allen Cosley of West Mifflin and Kevin Steven Cosley of West Mifflin. She is also survived by Nieces and Nephews. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 21, 2022, from 2-7 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 Thursday, December 22, 2022, at 10:00 a.m., with Deacon Dan D’Antonio, officiating. Burial will follow in St. Hedwig Cemetery-West Mifflin.

 


Ingrid M. Palmer

December 18, 2022 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

 

Ingrid M. (Schuster) Palmer, 83, of Glassport died Dec. 17, 2022. She is survived by her daughter, Debbie (Ron) Rippel; son, John (Kelly) Palmer; grandchildren, Jason (Vickie Lopata) Rippel, Jeremy Rippel, Jarod Palmer and Rachael Palmer; niece Anita; and brother-in-law David (Charlene) Palmer.  She was preceded in death by her loving husband, John (Jack) H. Palmer, Jr.; parents, August and Apollonia; brothers, Willie, Heiner and Erwin; and sister, Lydia.  Ingrid was a talented seamstress and owned a long established business that specialized in custom drapery.  She loved her family and enjoyed spending time with her friends and family.  Her favorite pastime was crocheting afghans to give as gifts or donate to charity.   She was a member of the Port Vue United Methodist Church.  Friends received at the Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport on Thur. from 2 to 4 and 6 to 7:30 at which time a funeral service will be held. Time changed due to weather conditions.

 


Charlotte Cecelia (Renda) Pivarnik

December 18, 2022 |

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

Charlotte Cecelia (Renda) Pivarnik, age 79 of North Huntingdon died peacefully December 17, 2022 at Forbes  Hospital. She was born February 23, 1943 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Bruno and Ethel Vargo Renda.  She was  a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, a stay at home mom, a homemaker and a PTA mother until she was 41 years old. She attended computer school where she completed certification. She worked at Mellon bank until retiring. She was the beloved wife of Steven M. Pivarnik for 56 years.; cherished mother of two amazing children, Jeff Pivarnik and Jamie Pivarnik (wife Renee). Also survived by the LOVES OF HER LIFE,  her two precious grandchildren, Mason and Maddox. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her two brother in laws, George and Richard Pivarnik, and her three sister in laws, Jackie Pivarnik, Vicky Pivarnik and Jo Ellen Renda. She is survived by her only brother, Rick Renda  (Peg) and several nieces and nephews as well as many friends. Charlotte loved family, fine dinners, hot weather , dancing with her husband and enjoying time with friends. She was well known member of the Norwin community and was loved by all,  Visitation will be held at the  James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Tues 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. A Blessing service will be held Wednesday at 9 a.m. in the funeral home chapel  followed by entombment at Penn Lincoln Memorial Park Mausoleum. Memorials may be made to the White Oak Animal Shelter. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Alice Marie Hasson

December 16, 2022 |

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

Alice Marie Hasson, 95, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Friday, December 16, 2022 at home. She was born February 14, 1927 in Martin and was the daughter of the late Andrew F. and Mary (Saliek) Ponick. She was the wife of the late Henry Walker Hasson who passed away in 1986. Alice was retired from UPMC McKeesport Hospital. She was an avid gardener and enjoyed growing Day Lillies and other flowers. She loved to read, travel and discuss history. She is survived by her daughter, Barbara (Kenneth) Hayward of White Oak, son, David H. (Sandra) Hasson of Elizabeth Township, grandchildren, Erin (fiancée, Michael Haubeil) Hayward, and Ryker H. (Rachelle) Hasson, great-granddaughter, Maddie Jean Hasson, and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother, Andrew Ponick, sisters, Margaret Lilley and Mary Louise Ponick, and great-grandson, Nolan Hasson. There is no visitation. Private inurnment will be in the Monongahela Hill Cemetery, Monongahela Township. Arrangements are by Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, director. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 


Sally Elizabeth Gooch

December 16, 2022 |

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

Sally Elizabeth (Schiavo) Gooch of North Huntingdon, 61, passed away on December 15, 2022, surrounded by her family and loved ones. Born on December 25, 1960, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Salvatore and Sarah (Gault) Schiavo. She is survived by her loving husband, Paul Gooch.

 
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Nicole S. Wall

December 16, 2022 |

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

Nicole S. (Jenkins) Wall, age 36, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at Penn Highlands Mon Valley Hospital. Nicole was a strong, stubborn, and caring daughter and mother who always put her family before herself. She loved her daughter more than anything on Earth. She had a knack for giving small meaningful gifts to those close with her and lived to the beat of her own drum. She was famously known for her passionate and direct communication, which she inherited from her mother. Born March 12, 1986 in Pittsburgh, she was a daughter of Bruce E. Jenkins of Elizabeth Twp. and the late Cheryl (Maksin) Jenkins. In addition to her father, she is survived by her pride and joy, daughter Hailey Wall of Elizabeth Twp.; brother, Bruce R. (Rebecca Gazda) Jenkins of Leetsdale; fiance, Frank Gribschaw of Donora and his children, Tori, Franklin and Miles; also, aunts, uncles and cousins. She will be greatly missed by her family. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Monday, December 19, 2022 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. A funeral service will take place on Tuesday, December 20, 2022 at 10 AM in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jude Urso officiating. Burial will follow in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association of PA, 810 River Avenue, Suite 140, Pittsburgh, PA 15212. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Elizabeth A. “Betty” Tachoir

December 15, 2022 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Elizabeth A. “Betty” Tachoir, 78 of Jefferson Boro, passed away on Wednesday, December 14th, 2022 at Baldwin Health Center. She was born in Jefferson township on November 1st, 1944 to the late Edna Grimes and Thomas Tachoir Sr. Elizabeth is survived by her brother David (Alice) Tachoir Sr. of Jefferson, niece Kathleen Campitella of Jefferson, and other nieces and nephews. Elizabeth was preceded in death by her parents, as well as her sister Ruth, and brother Thomas. She enjoyed writing and making crafts, and spending time with cats. She also worked in food service at Lawson Nursing Home for 30 years. Family and friends will be received on Sunday December 18th, from 2 P.M. - 4 P.M. at S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th St, Clairton, PA 15025. A service will take place at 4 P.M. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 


Edward H. "Ted" Mains, Jr.

December 15, 2022 |

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

Edward H. "Ted" Mains, Jr., 73, of Penn Township, formerly of White Oak, passed away Wednesday, December 14, 2022. He was born April 1, 1949 in Greenock, and was the son of the late Edward H. Mains, Sr., and the late Margaret (Heholt) Mains. Ted graduated from Elizabeth Forward High School, class of 1967 and went into the Army during the Vietnam Era, serving from 1969-1971 as a Military Policeman. After his time in the Army, he worked for W.E. Mains Landscape as a Landscaping Contractor. Ted and his wife, Roberta, were long time members of Sacred Heart, St. Martin de Porres, Corpus Christi, and now of St. Angela Church. Ted was a former WOAA Board of Director, and Football & Softball Coach. In 1999, he underwent a kidney/pancreas double transplant. Post transplant, he stayed active with the transplant community, participating as an athlete and a member of Team Alleghenies, where he won 2 gold medals in golf. Ted really enjoyed starting his day with a "Bunch of Old Guys" getting coffee and breakfast. One of the most important things to do was spending time with his family. Between sporting events, school concerts, or vacations at their South Carolina beach house, Ted prioritized family and the memories they've made over the years.

 
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John S. Hosfelt

December 15, 2022 |

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

John S. Hosfelt, age 81, of Elizabeth, died December 12, 2022, at The Grove in Irwin. Born July 28, 1941, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late William Romanosky and Loretta (Gerber) Boyda.

 
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Gaye S. Byard

December 15, 2022 |

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

Gaye S. Byard, age 90, of Dravosburg, died December 13, 2022, at Kane Community Living Center in McKeesport. Born September 9, 1932, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late Arthur "Bud" MacArthur and the late Evelyn (McDowell) Foster and was the wife of the late Charles A. Byard, Jr.
Gaye worked as a waitress at the former Norwin Diner. She was a member of the Dravosburg United Methodist Church. She was passionate about reading, especially mystery novels. Gaye loved sailing with her husband on their pontoon boat on Lake Arthur in Zelienople. She also enjoyed going on long drives through the mountains when the leaves changed with the girls and finding new places to stop for dinner.

 
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Robert T. Messner

December 14, 2022 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Obituary

Robert T. Messner, of Blackridge, formerly of McKeesport, died Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, at age 84. He was the beloved husband of Anne Messner for more than 50 years; loving father of Megan Warren (Peter), of Baltimore, and Michael Messner (Lauren), of Fox Chapel; and proud grandfather of Ellen Kraai, Cecelia Messner, Walter Kraai and Grayson Messner. Bob was born and raised in McKeesport, the son of Thomas and Cecelia Messner. He graduated from Dartmouth College and the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and then practiced law for more than 50 years, first with a Pittsburgh law firm, then as general counsel for G.C. Murphy Co. and Dollar Bank. Bob was a historian with particular interest in the French and Indian War. After his retirement, he worked to fund and create the Braddock's Battlefield History Center, which opened to the public in 2012. In 2018, Bob donated the Center and its exhibits to Fort Ligonier, which continues its operation. He was dedicated to historical preservation through writing, lectures, consulting and serving on the board of several non-profits. Bob was also an Army veteran and commanded an intelligence unit in Korea.

 
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Catherine M. Williams

December 14, 2022 |

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

Catherine M. Williams, age 97, of West Mifflin, passed away on Tuesday, December 13, 2022. Born in Duquesne on June 5, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Marie (Denne) Gruber. She was the former co-owner of Dolly Allen’s beauty shop. She was the wife of the late James Robson Williams, who passed away in 1980; mother of Meliss “Missy” (John) Selvaggio of West Mifflin and James G. (Lisa) Williams of Chandler, AZ; grandmother of Lauren (Bill) Lesko, Eric Selvaggio, Logan (Julianne) Williams and Landon Williams; and great grandmother of Henry Lesko. She was predeceased by her brother and sisters, Barbara (husband Carl Sr. survives) Thomas, Clara (late Ed) Smith; Armella (late Jasper) Falvo and John (late Martha) Gruber. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 18, 2022, from 2-6 p.m., at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 15110, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER, SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER, FUNERAL DIRECTOR. A Blessing Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Monday, December 19, 2022, at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at  10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Church-Duquesne, with Rev. Fred Gruber, Rev. Peter Gruber and Rev. James Bump, officiating. Burial will follow in Jefferson Memorial Park.

 


Louis Marasco

December 14, 2022 |

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

Louis Marasco, age 93, of McKeesport died on Sunday, December 11, 2022. He was born in McKeesport on July 20, 1929 and is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Marasco. Louis proudly served in the United States Army. He was employed as a patrolman for the McKeesport Police department for many years then later was the chief security officer for Westmoreland County Community College.

 
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Irene P. (Duffek) Puhala

December 14, 2022 |

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

  Irene P. (Duffek) Puhala, 96, of Turtle Creek, formerly of Munhall died December 6, 2022. She is the beloved wife of the late Clarence R. Puhala. She is survived by her daughter Rosemary (the late Ron) Revers; son Richard (Barb) Puhala; grandchildren Melanie Lang, Stefan Walowitz, Max Puhala, Valerie Puhala, and Ryleigh Puhala. She was preceded in death by her daughter Mary Kathleen Puhala and son Robert M. Puhala. Irene was employed by Treesdale Corporation until her marriage to Clarence Puhala. She was the owner of Puhala Valley Tavern in Turtle Creek, and then later the owner of Hotel Puhala Restaurant in Braddock with her husband. While living in Turtle Creek she made many friends at the Senior Citizen's Center where she enjoyed volunteering, playing cards, and Wii bowling. She also participated in many outings to the Banjo Club in the north side of Pittsburgh where she would dance the night away. The band would end the evening by singing the old song "Good Night Irene". Friends received Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne on Wed. December 21st from 4-7. A funeral mass will be held Thursday Dec. 22nd 10:30am at St. Colman's Church, Turtle Creek. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 600 Waterfront Dr #210, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.

 


William L. “Bill” Garvin

December 13, 2022 |

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

William L. “Bill” Garvin, 77, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Monday, December 12, 2022 at home. He was born July 21, 1945 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Russell and Anna (Hughes) Garvin.  He was a proud graduate of McKeesport High School, Westminster College and The Duquesne School of Law.  Bill practiced law for 52 years and had offices in Boston, PA and currently in White Oak, PA.

 
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Albert Edward Janus

December 13, 2022 |

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

Albert Edward Janus, 71, of West Mifflin, passed away Saturday, December 10, 2022 at home. He was born January 12, 1951 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Edward and Helen (Kapolka) Janus. He was the husband of the late Stephenie "Sue" (Lips) Janus who passed away November 21, 2014. Albert had worked for the former Guardian Glass in West Elizabeth, Rimoldi of America,  and US Steel Homestead Works. He was a US Army veteran and had served during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Elizabeth Township Ex-Serviceman's Association in Boston. Albert enjoyed Fishing, Hunting, Camping and watching a wide variety of TV shows. He was an avid Pittsburgh Steeler and Penguin fan. Albert also enjoyed cooking, especially making his famous "Alby Burgers."

 
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Janet L. Knight

December 13, 2022 |

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

Janet L. Knight, age 62, of Pittsburgh, died December 7, 2022, at Allegheny General Hospital.  Born February 15, 1960, in Washington County, she was the beloved wife of Jay V. Knight and devoted mother to Nicolette M. Knight.
Janet formerly worked in retail sales, and enjoyed reading, gardening and crochet.
In addition to her husband and daughter, Janet is survived by brothers, William Jr, Randy and Brian Adams; sisters, Denise Adams Napoli, Deborah Adams Neuherz, Brenda Adams Machesky, and Michelle Adams Kennedy; and many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, William and Mary (Munger) Adams, brother, Robert Adams, and sisters, Joanne Adams Barwell, and Sharon Adams Hesford.
Arrangements were entrusted to Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.
Supervisor, Chris Odasso

 


Robert M. Kimmell

December 13, 2022 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

  Robert M. Kimmell, 53, of Greensburg died December 10, 2022. He is the son of the late Raymond and Maryann (Householder) Kimmell. He is survived by his son Shawn Kimmell; sister Barbara Kimmell; brothers Roger and Raymond Kimmell; aunt Lynn Erickson; cousins Erica Erickson and Sharon Kimmell; and niece Amanda Marinucci. Funeral arrangements by Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport.

 


Jennifer Dawn Greenawald

December 12, 2022 |

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

Jennifer Dawn Greenawald, age 32, of McKeesport, PA, died on Sunday, December 11, 2022. She was born in McKeesport on October 19, 1990 and is the daughter of James “Jamie” D. Greenawald and Lori Harper Greenawald, both of McKeesport, PA. She owned and operated Mom’s and Lawns Lawn Care of Elizabeth and prior to that she was employed as a loan processor at Foxhill Mortgage, Inc.

 
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John "Yutzie" Belich

December 12, 2022 |

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

 

John "Yutzie" Belich, 88, of West Mifflin died Monday December 12, 2022. He is the son of the late Jovo and Milica (Trbovich) Belich. He is survived by his beloved wife Nancy (Anastas) Belich; daughter Nicole (Michael) Korach; son Brock (Allie) Belich; grandchildren Ilija, Jaden, Anastasija, and Savka; sister Diane (Paul) Holomshek; and nieces and nephews and godchildren. He was preceded in death by brother Nicholas (Millicent) Belich. John was a member of St. Sava's Serbian Orthodox Church where he was a former vice president of the church board, served in the U.S. Navy, and was very involved in the Junior Tamburitzans. He was retired from US Steel, Allegheny County, was a security guard for CCAC, and lastly a courier for Buncher Corp. Friends received Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home from 2-8, with a pomen service at 7:00 pm.  A funeral service will be held Friday at 10am at St. Sava's Serbian Orthodox Church with the Very Rev. Stevan Rocknage. Interment following Jefferson Memorial Park.  Everyone is asked to go directly to the church.

 


Amanda C. Glemba

December 12, 2022 |

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

Amanda C. Glemba, age 81, passed away December 9, 2022 at Grandview Estates of Elizabeth.  Born June 2,1941 in Versailles, the daughter of the late George R. Pavlic and Mary M. (Sedlar) Pavlic, Mandy was a talented seamstress. She graduated from the Clarissa School in 1962 where she later taught sewing, drafting, and millinery. She was well-known in the McKeesport area for her work, designing intricate wedding dresses and doing simple alterations with equal expertise. She was employed by the Diocese of Pittsburgh for twenty years as a dedicated administrative assistant, managing the Saint Dennis Parish in Versailles, The weekly church bulletins were works of art created on a typewriter and a Xerox machine, well before a computer could make the task an easy one. Mandy was a lifetime member of Croatian Fraternal Union, Sveto Trojstvo Lodge 146 in Versailles. She was also a long-time employee of the Croatian Fraternal Union of America in Wilkins Township, retiring in 2016. She enjoyed her travels to Croatia, shopping trips to the Waterfront, Luciano's lasagna, and her Yorkshire Terrier before falling ill. 

 
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Mitzi R. Wigand

December 10, 2022 |

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

Mitzi R. Wigand, 85, of McKeesport passed away peacefully on Friday, December 9, 2022. She was born August 29, 1937 in McKeesport and was daughter of the late John and Rose (Biro) Mathe. Mitzi worked for the Allegheny County Magistrate and then went onto work as the McKeesport Police Chief Secretary for 20 years. She was a board member of the City of McKeesport Credit Union, and also a Union Steward at Local 205. She was a dedicated member of Beulah Park United Methodist Church and involved in many of their community activities. She especially loved working at the church thrift store with all her friends. Mitzi loved striking up conversations with everyone - no one was a stranger. She was sure to know someone everywhere she went.

 
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Andrea Taylor

December 09, 2022 |

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

Andrea Taylor, 69, of Larimer died December 9, 2022. She was born July 29, 1953 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Edward and Sarah Leger Taylor . Andrea was a member of Immaculate Conception Church where she sang in the choir. She was formerly employed as a cook for LaDonna's Restaurant and a cashier at Shop and Save. She is survived by her brother, Edward, sister, LeNore Byers, nieces and nephews. Visitation Monday 3-7. James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.
 
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Linda J. Mascetta

December 09, 2022 |

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

Linda J. (Secrist) Mascetta, age 73, of Monessen, passed away on Thursday, December 8, 2022 at Grandview Estates in Elizabeth Twp. She was a retired prep cook at King's Restaurant in Bentleyville and a former prep cook at Bill's Golfland and McDonald's. Born July 23, 1949 in Monongahela, she was a daughter of the late Walter Secrist Jr. and the late Norma Jean (Kiefer) Secrist and wife of the late Robert Mascetta. She is survived by sister, Bonnie (Robert) Allen of Elizabeth Twp.; niece, Nicole (Frank) Tibbitt of Greenock; also, cousins. No visitation or services are planned. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Victor G. Boytos

December 09, 2022 |

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

Victor G. Boytos, age 61, of West Mifflin, passed away on Friday, December 9, 2022. Born in McKeesport on January 8, 1961, he was the son of the late Victor A. and Angeline (Buzzatto) Boytos. He was a window installer, a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish-Holy Name Church and he enjoyed fishing, hunting and golf. He is the husband of Karen (Sloss) Boytos; father of Angeline (late Jon) Stajger of North Huntingdon, Abby Boytos of North Huntingdon, Dylan Boytos of West Mifflin and the late Victor “Charlie” Boytos; grandfather of Liliana, Ella, and Aiden Stajger; son-in-law of Juanita (late Charles) Sloss of West Mifflin; and brother of Aggie (Ron) Cisler of West Mifflin. He was predeceased by his sisters Mary Lou (late Jack) Hanks, Victoria (late William) Kelly and Lois Mitsch. Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 11, 2022, from 4-8 p.m., at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 15110, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER, SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER, FUNERAL DIRECTOR. A Blessing Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Monday, December 12, 2022, at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m., at Holy Trinity Church, West Mifflin, with Rev. Nick Mastrangelo, officiating. Burial will follow in St. Hedwig Cemetery-West Mifflin. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hillman Cancer Center, 5115 Centre Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15232.

 


Mary “Dolly” Louise Moffa

December 09, 2022 |

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

Mary “Dolly” Louise Moffa, age 79, of North Versailles died on Wednesday, December 7, 2022. She was born in McKeesport on August 24, 1943 and is the daughter of the late Daniel and Louise Yenerall Moffa. She was employed in clerical positions at People’s Union National City Bank and later as a real estate agent for Brandywine Communities.

 
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Dolores T. (Kruszka) Nolan

December 08, 2022 |

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

Dolores T. (Kruszka) Nolan, age 92, formerly of West Mifflin and Munhall, passed away on Wednesday, December, 7, 2022. Born in Homestead on October 23, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Mayni) Kruszka Sr. She was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish-Holy Trinity Church. Dolores was the wife of the late Lawrence V. Nolan; mother of Patricia (Fred) Webb of Easley, SC; grandmother of Deidre Colleen (Austin) Smallwood of Columbia, SC and Michael L. Mikulas of Easley, S.C. She was predeceased by her brothers, Joseph (late Marlene) Kruszka Jr. and Edward Kruszka. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 13, 2022, from 2-4 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. A Blessing Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church-West Mifflin, with Rev. Nick Mastrangelo officiating. Burial will follow in Holy Trinity Cemetery.

 


Donna Ruth Hudson

December 08, 2022 |

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

Donna Ruth Hudson, age 85, of McKeesport, died December 7, 2022, at Grandview Estates. Born December 7, 1937, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Sylvestor P. and Ruth (Moon) Smith and the wife of the late Gene R. Hudson.
Donna retired as an administrative assistant at an assisted living in McKeesport. She also worked as a secretary for a Christian School in Elizabeth in her early years. She enjoyed taking care of her garden and had a fierce love for animals. Donna would frequently go to flea markets to find collectibles and old furniture she would restore. She enjoyed going to bible study with her friends and was an avid reader.

 
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Daniel George Winter

December 08, 2022 |

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

Daniel George Winter,  97, of White Oak, passed away Tuesday, December 6, 2022. He was born August 10, 1925 in Clairton and was the son of the late Daniel and Ida (Hummel) Winter. He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in White Oak, and was a retired Operating Engineer for Union Hall 66. He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Dolores J. (Halvorsen) Winter, nephews, Charles Grimm, and Steven Grimm, and nieces, Heather Grimm, Jennifer Gostkowski, and Janet Brunck. Friends are welcome Monday December 12, 2022 from 10 am to 1 pm at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 1638 Lincoln Way, White Oak. (412) 672-6322 Troy J. Gilbert, director. Funeral Service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Monday at 1 pm. The Rev. Michael Ryan will officiate. Interment will follow at Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 


Russell W. Jones

December 07, 2022 |

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

Russell W. Jones, age 76, of White Oak, died on December 5, 2022, at home. Born May 27, 1946, in McKeesport, he is the son of the late Jack and Ethel (Hurst) Jones and the significant other of Carol Basista.

 
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Vicki Knudson

December 07, 2022 |

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

Vicki (Jerome) Knudson, age 56, of West Elizabeth, passed away on Tuesday, December 6, 2022 at Jefferson Hospital. She was a bartender and cook at Scotty's in West Elizabeth, a social member of Blaine Hill Fire Hall, and a member of the Wilson American Citizens Club in Clairton. Born July 7, 1966 in Pittsburgh, she was a daughter of Donna (Jamison) Jerome of Summerville, SC and the late Russell Jerome. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, William F. Knudson; daughter, Chelsea Knudson of Moon Twp.; sons, Thomas (Danielle Steligo) Reitzel of Elizabeth and Brandon Knudson of West Elizabeth; grandchildren, Zoey Steligo and Brody Reitzel; sister, Robin (Jim) Patterson of Summerville, SC; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by brother, Rusty Jerome Jr. A memorial gathering will take place in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Friday, December 9, 2022 from 2-4 PM. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Magdalene Tretinik

December 07, 2022 |

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

Magdalene Tretinik, 97, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at Golden Heights Personal Care Home. She was born October 7, 1925, a daughter of the late Stephen and Anna Tretinik. Prior to her retirement, Magdalene worked for Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory. She was a member of St. Mary's Byzantine Church in Herminie and enjoyed gardening. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Sara Nagy. Magdalene is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA 15642. A funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment in Brush Creek Cemetery. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


John Santino Anthony Molinari

December 07, 2022 |

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

Our beloved father, John Santino Anthony Molinari, of McKeesport, passed away peacefully at his home on December 1, 2022. He was born January 20, 1935, in Glassport, PA, son of the late Louis and Louise (Scapilatti) Molinari and husband of his beloved wife, Kiyoko (Nishihara) Molinari. In addition to his wife and parents, he is preceded in death by his siblings, Filomena Molinari, Margaret Denicola, Dominic, and Louis Molinari, and Violet Kovtun.

 
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Lorraine C. (Dwornick) Jesionowski

December 07, 2022 |

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

Lorraine C. Jesionowski, age 88 of Versailles, passed away on on Monday, December 5, 2022 in Havencrest Nursing Center, Monongahela.  Born July 8, 1934 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Marion (Sorocko) Dwornick.  A member of Mary, Mother of God Parish - Corpus Christi Church, Lorraine was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who enjoyed her days out.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Frank Jesionowski, who passed away October 30, 2010, her son Dr. Gary D. (Roxanne) Jesionowski, who passed away March 4, 2012, her sister Dolores J. Kolodziej, and her brothers Raphael and Tom Dwornick.  Lorraine is survived by her sons Mark F. (Linda) and Eric A. (Anne) Jesionowski, both of North Huntingdon; her grandchildren Andrew (Michaela) Jesionowski of Kenilworth, IL, Matthew Jesionowski of Pittsburgh, Kimberly Jesionowski of Pittsburgh, Michael (Katie) Jesionowski of Summit, NJ, Robert (Lindsey) Jesionowski of Marshall Twp., Paige Jesionowski of Brooklyn, NY, and Jacob Jesionowski of San Diego, CA; her great-grandchildren Charlie, Emilia, twins Claire and Rachel, Audrey, and Alyssa; and also nieces and nephews. 

 
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Margaret R. Mellott

December 06, 2022 |

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

Margaret R. "Peg" Mellott, age 95, of Liberty Boro, passed away on December 4, 2022, at UPMC Mercy Hospital. Born on May 13, 1927, in Glassport, she was the daughter of the late John and Stella (Makoski) Murray and the wife of the late Ken Mellott for 56 years.
After graduating from high school, Peg was fortunate to be employed by Copperweld Steel Company for ten years. She loved her family, her faith, "old" and "new" friends, animals (especially dogs), and feeding the birds.
Peg is survived by her sons, Mark and James of Liberty Boro and Robert of Noblesville, IN; granddaughters, Natalie (Ryan Taylor) Mellott and Emily (Larry) Barker; great-grandchildren, Ella, Ava, Drake, Vayda, and Vance; caring nieces and nephews.

 
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Joel T. Mance

December 06, 2022 |

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

Joel T.  Mance, 64, of North Huntingdon, passed away Saturday, December 3, 2022. He was born October 28, 1958 a son of the late Thomas V. and Mildred (Gongaware) Mance. Joel was a 1976 graduate of Norwin Sr. High School and attended Penn State University prior to starting his career as a traveling operator for Duquesne Light Company, for which he earned 38 years of service before retirement. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Irwin and could always be counted on to help friends, family and neighbors in need. He was an excellent cook, baker, talented artist and avid outdoorsman, who enjoyed fishing and especially hunting grouse in his favorite woods in Indiana County. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Neil Mance and grandparents, Valentine and Rosa (Sajovitz) Mance and H. Glenn and Elva (Gress) Gongaware. He is survived by his wife, Diane Duffy Mance; children, Forrest and Elizabeth Mance of North Huntingdon; brothers, Val (Marilyn) of Sugar Loaf, Pa., Dale of Arizona; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends will be received from 2-8 p.m. on Thursday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642. A funeral service will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment to follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made online to the National Pancreas Foundation, www.nationalpancreasfoundation.org.   www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Nancy Carol Capane

December 06, 2022 |

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

Nancy Carol Capane, 82, of North Versailles, formerly of Elizabeth Township, passed away Saturday, December 3, 2022 at home. She was born August 25, 1940 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late William H. and Helen (Walker) Crosby. She was the wife of the late Anthony D. "Moe" Capane who passed away March 10, 2021. She was a member of Central Highlands Community United Methodist Church in Elizabeth Township, and was also a member of The Red Hat Society and Eastern Star.

 
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Thomas Scott Geyer

December 05, 2022 |

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

Thomas Scott Geyer, 77, of Mount Vernon, passed away Sunday, December 4, 2022. He was born April 10, 1945 in Wilkinsburg and was the son of the late Edward H. and Grace (Young) Geyer. Tom was a member of the Greenock United Methodist Church where he was also a Lay Reader and Lay Pastor. He was retired and had worked for ACHIVA as the Manager of Community Employment. He had previously worked for Kentucky Fried Chicken as a Training Manager and was also a Teacher at Elizabeth Forward High School from 1967 to 1980. He was a 1963 graduate of Turtle Creek High School and was also a graduate of Indiana University with a Bachelor and Master Degree.

 
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Nicholas M. Gimiliano

December 05, 2022 |

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

Nicholas M. Gimiliano, age 71 of Clairton, passed away at home on Sunday, December 4, 2022.  Born April 27, 1951 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Peter A. and Josephine (Curinga) Gimiliano.  Nick graduated from Clairton High School, Class of 1969, where he played baseball and basketball; received his Associates Degree from California State University; and his bachelor's degree from the University of Pittsburgh.  He was a musician who also privately taught music and drove bus.  He was well known as the drummer for the popular band Pure Gold.  Nick is survived by his wife, whom he met while they were both working on the S.S. Dolphin Cruise Ship and to whom he has been married for 33 years, Karen Mellor-Gimiliano; his daughter Nina Rose Gimiliano, his son Giullio (fiancee' Rachel) Gimiliano; his sister Angela Summers of Clairton; his brother Giullio Gimiliano of Jefferson Hills, and also many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

 
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Jaquawn J. Walton

December 04, 2022 |

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

Jaquawn J. Walton, age 20, of McKeesport, passed away, tragically, due to a car accident, on Saturday, December 3, 2022. He was born on January 3, 2002, in Pittsburgh, was a 2020 graduate of McKeesport High School, and worked as a fulfillment specialist for Amazon. He loved basketball and going to the gym to workout. He is survived by his dad, Matt Bradley of McKeesport and numerous brothers and sisters. Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 8, 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, where a Funeral Service will take place on Friday, December 9, 2022, at 11:00 a.m., with Pastor Eric Ewell, officiating. Burial will follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.

 


Kathryn Diamond

December 03, 2022 |

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

Kathryn Diamond, 88, of Springbrook Township, PA, formerly of McKeesport, passed away Friday, December 2, 2022. She was born October 20, 1934 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Richard and Leona (Pencoski) Diamond. Kathryn graduated with her Associates degree from California State College. She worked as a School Nurse for the McKeesport Area School District for many years prior to retirement. She was a long time member of St. Pius V., and eventually became a member of Mary, Mother of God Parish, Corpus Christi. She is survived by her son-in-law, Archie Parker; granddaughter, Jillian (Jeremy) Wall; and great-grandson, Alexander Wall. She is preceded in death by her daughter, Kelli Parker; brothers, James and C. Richard Diamond; and sister, Anna Stolinski. Arrangements are by the Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, director. Funeral Mass will be held Monday, December 5, 2022 at 10:00 am. Interment will follow at the McKeesport & Versailles Cemetery. Condolences can be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.

 


Erika L. Roberts

December 03, 2022 |

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

Erika L. Roberts, age 43, of West Mifflin, passed away on Friday, December 2, 2022, in UPMC Shadyside. Born in Pittsburgh on August 9, 1979, she is the daughter of Francis and Loretta (Duran) Waskiewicz of West Mifflin. Erika was a graduate of West Mifflin High School class of 1998, worked at All Pro Screening in Hays, was a member of the Riverview Board of Directors, and was committed to her family. She is the loving wife of 22 years of Garret R. Roberts; mother of Jeramy Roberts of West Mifflin and Sierra Roberts of West Mifflin; sister of Erin Ruttenberg of West Mifflin; aunt of Shannon Maxwell and Madison Ruttenberg and great aunt of Neveah McCoy. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 6, 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, where a Blessing Service will be held at 7:30 p.m., with Deacon Dan D’Antonio officiating.

 


Frank M. Andrisko

December 02, 2022 |

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

Frank M. Andrisko, age 62, of Monongahela and formerly of Jefferson Hills, passed away on Friday, December 2, 2022 at UPMC Mercy Hospital. He was the owner of Andrisko Plumbing & Heating. Born August 3, 1960 in Pittsburgh, he was a son of the late Frank and Ruth Naomi (Lynch) Andrisko. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Kathy (Adams) Andrisko; son, Taylor Andrisko of Carroll Twp.; mother-in-law, Emily Adams of New Eagle; brothers-in-law, Gregg and Sean Adams, both of Finleyville; and an aunt, Phyllis Turner of Elizabeth. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth on Monday, December 5, 2022 from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM. A blessing service will take place on Tuesday, December 6, 2022 at 12 Noon in the funeral home with Deacon Dale DiSanto officiating. Burial in Monongahela Cemetery, Monongahela. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com

 


Florence Bonadio

December 02, 2022 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Florence Bonadio- Loving Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother

  Florence “Flo” Bonadio of Glassport, passed away peacefully, Thursday December 1, 2022, at the age of 99. Florence was born November 11, 1923 to Mary Mehara and Frank Shadwick. Married October 10, 1942, she joins her husband of 56 years, Natale “Nate” Bonadio, who passed in 1998. She was the dear mother of the late Donna (Dennis) Frattaroli, David (Judi) Bonadio, and Danette (the late Mark) Stasko. She is survived by 7 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brothers- Barney and Joe Shadwick, her sisters- Irene Bonadio and many Bonadio in-laws. Flo was a proud member of Sts. Joachim and Ann Parish in Glassport where she was a dedicated volunteer at various events but really enjoyed working the fish frys. She was formerly employed as a waitress for many years at the Elbow Room in McKeesport. Flo was faith filled and walked to church every day until she was 90. She loved her family and we all knew that when we were in her presence. We will miss her signature red hair, her funny sayings, playing cards with her, her delicious Italian cooking and talking to her about her Bingo nights. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, December 10 at 9:30 am at St. Joachim and Ann Parish (Queen of the Rosary campus) in Glassport, PA. Interment will follow at Round Hill Cemetery. A heartfelt thank you to the people at Jefferson Rehab and Wellness who helped Flo through some difficult years, but especially her hospice nurse, Sherry and aide, Heather, from Caring Hospice, who showered her with compassion and care. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Flo’s memory to Sts Joachim and Ann Parish, 530 Michigan Ave. Glassport, PA 15045.
 


Lawrence W. Stanczak

December 02, 2022 |

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

Lawrence W. Stanczak, age 84, of McKeesport, died November 30, 2022, at Jefferson Hospital. Born October 23, 1938, in Glassport, he was the son of the late Walter M. and Regina (Sikorski) Stanczak. 

 
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Kenneth J. "Ken" Kuchma

December 02, 2022 |

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

Kenneth J. "Ken" Kuchma, 80, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Thursday, December 1, 2022.  He was born February 12, 1942 in West Mifflin and was the son of the late John F. and Margaret (Kapolka) Kuchma.  Ken worked as a fireman for the City of Duquesne for 26 years and then was currently working as a machinist at Dougherty Tool and Dye, in Elizabeth Township for the last 18 years.  He was a very hard worker, who loved his wife and family very much. Ken enjoyed hunting and fishing. He also liked to watch the Pittsburgh sports teams and his grandchildren's sporting events. He will be greatly missed.

 
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Ethel M. Barna

December 02, 2022 |

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

Ethel M. (Clawson) Barna, age 76, of Glassport, formerly of Clairton, passed away on Thursday, December 1, 2022 at home. She enjoyed watching Hallmark Christmas movies and attending bingo with her husband. Born November 28, 1946, she was a daughter of the late Albert and Anna (Lucas) Clawson, and wife of the late Matthew M. Barna Jr. She is survived by her son, Richard T. Barna of Glassport; brother, John (Betty) Clawson of Chambersburg; sister, Anna (Thomas) Fiore of Glassport; also, nieces and nephews. Visitation and burial are private. Contributions can be made to her family. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Donna M. Krepps

December 02, 2022 |

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

Donna M. (Walt) Krepps, age 81, of Sutersville, formerly of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Thursday, December 1, 2022 at home. She retired in 2008 as a nurses aid at Southwestern Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in West Mifflin and was a former bus driver in the Elizabeth Forward School District. Born October 30, 1941 in Belle Vernon, she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Lenora (Milby) Walt. She is survived by her daughters, Kimberly (Kenneth) Jarmon of Elizabeth Twp., and Christy Jordan of Waco, TX; six grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Bell of Perryopolis; long-time friend, Walter M. Jory; also, a nephew and two nieces. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by beloved son, Craig S. Krepps, and sister, Beverly J. Pierce. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Sunday, December 4, 2022 from 12 Noon until a prayer service at 4 PM with the Rev. R. Paul Walter officiating. A funeral service will take place on Monday, December 5, 2022 at 10 AM in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. R. Paul Walter officiating. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


David J. Baier

December 02, 2022 |

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

David J. Baier, age 64 of Clairton, passed away on Thursday, December 1, 2022 in Jefferson Hospital.  Born June 8, 1958 in Pittsburgh, he was a son of Ann (Pitassi) Baier of Shaler and the late Frederick Baier.  A member of Triumph of the Holy Cross Parish, St. Clare of Assisi Church in Clairton and a recently retired Land Administrator for Acosta Sales and Marketing, David was a music lover who DJ'ed in his younger days; a karate instructor in his even younger days, and maintained a knack for computers and tech savvy throughout his lifeitme.  Most importantly, in his retirement cut too short, he loved to spend time with his grandchildren.  David is survived by his wife of 39 years Jane Marie (Prosperino) Baier; his children Lisa (Kevin Bickerton) Baier of Clairton and David Baier of Orlando, FL; his grandchildren Kai, Antonio, Jonah, and Emma; his sisters Jeannine (Frank) Konzier of Shaler and Suzanna (Bill) O'Mullen of Philadelphia; and also nieces and nephews.  Besides his father, David was preceded in death by his brother Dennis Baier.

 
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Joanne P. Fulmer

December 02, 2022 |

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

Joanne P. Fulmer, age 74 of Clairton, passed away on Thursday, December 1, 2022 at home.  Born May 6, 1948 in Pittsburgh, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary (Koronsky) Murray.  Joanne was a member of Calvary Chapel South Pittsburgh in West Elizabeth and worked in Medical Records at South Pittsburgh Urology Associates in Jefferson Hills.  She is survived by her husband Joel Fulmer; her children Kelly (Dan) Tatrai and Kenny Tatrai; her grandchildren Kevin (Ashley) Tatrai, Victoria (Chris) Sells, Emily (Nick) Scatena and Abigail (Eddie) Scatena; and her great-grandchildren Alexander, Natalie, Madalynn, and Lucas. 

 
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Jeffrey A. “Jeff” Smith

December 02, 2022 |

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

Jeffrey A. “Jeff” Smith, 44, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Wednesday, November 30, 2022 surrounded by his loving family.  Jeff was born September 27, 1978 in McKeesport and was the son of David R. “Dave” and Maureen (Holko) Smith of Elizabeth Twp.  Jeff was a graduate of Elizabeth Forward High School and went on to obtain his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Logistics from Penn State University. He had also worked in sales at Barnes and Noble.  He had a deep love of history, which carried throughout his life. Jeff was a devoted Pittsburgh Pirates fan and was well known for his ability to recite baseball statistics to any inquiring mind at a drop of a hat.  He loved the outdoors; especially downhill and cross-country skiing, kayaking and hiking.  His family meant the world to him and he loved gathering together for the holidays.  He will be remembered fondly for his joyous laugh, his caring heart, intelligent mind, and for his ability to recite every great line from Beverly Hills Cop.

 
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Anna Yuhasz Nee

December 02, 2022 |

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

Anna Yuhasz Nee, 101, of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday, December 1, 2022 at Juniper Village, Forest Hills, PA.  She was born December 3, 1920 in Glen Jean, WV, a daughter of the late Andrew and Anna (Kish) Yuhasz.  Prior to her retirement, Anna was a bank teller for Mellon Bank and was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 48 years, James Nee; brother Julius Yuhasz; sisters, Margaret Petruska and Rose Whittinghill; and much loved and special  niece, Margaret Ann Zeher.  She is survived by her nieces, Rosalie Vojtas, Kathleen Sczepanski and Teresa (Ted) Jacob; numerous great, great-great, and great-great-great nieces and nephews.  Friends will be received from 2-8 p.m. on Friday, December 9, 2022 at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 8:30 a.m. in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church.  PLEASE GO DIRECTLY TO THE CHURCH.  Interment to follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church or a charity of your choice.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


David E. Fillo

December 01, 2022 |

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

David Edward Fillo, age 66, died unexpectedly but peacefully in his sleep on November 30, 2022. He is the son of the late Edward and Margaret (Scheller) Fillo; beloved husband of Sue Rudolph Hannegan Fillo; and step father to James Hannegan. He is also survived by his sister Lori (Jujie) Stojakovich. Nephews and nieces Sam, John, Stacey Smerkol and Justin and Layla Stojakovich. Greats Hayden and Danica. He was preceded in death by a sister, Robin Smerkol, and many other family and friends that were there to greet him. David was a hard worker having his first job at 15 washing dishes at “The Duke”. He had many jobs before working at GM’s Fisher Body Plant, his first retirement. He went on to work at and retire from JMD and O’ Reilly’s Auto Part. David loved his dog Bear, hot rods, classic cars, the Steelers, and he was a diehard Pirates fan. Friends received Tuesday 10:00-11:30am at the Teichart Gracan Funeral home, at which time a funeral blessing will be held with Father Tom Lewandowski. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the funeral home to help with funeral costs. 

 


Elva F. Rolnik

December 01, 2022 |

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

Elva F. Rolnik, age 93, of West Mifflin, formerly of White Oak, died November 29, 2022, at Jefferson Hospital. Born May 12, 1929, in Blaine Hill, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Rachel (Cooley) Roberts, the wife of the late Richard E. Rolnik and the mother of the late Harry J. Adams.

 
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Mary Lois McCall

December 01, 2022 |

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

Mary Lois McCall, age 77, of Pittsburgh, PA, died on Monday, November 28, 2022. She was born in Brundidge, AL on March 16, 1945 and is the daughter of the late Boisey and Doris Lampley Smith.

 
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John W. "Jack" Canavan

December 01, 2022 |

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

John W. “Jack” Canavan, age 70, of West Mifflin, passed away on Thursday, December 1, 2022. Born in Braddock on September 13, 1952, he was the son of the late John “Hoppy” and Alice (Ambrose) Canavan. He was a retired line cook at Paule’s Lookout restaurant, was a huge Elvis fan and enjoyed drawing sketch art. Jack is the brother of his twin sister Jill (late Jeff) Paule of West Mifflin and the late Pat (wife Christine survives) Canavan of West Mifflin; and uncle of P.J. and Melanie, Jeff and Marissa Paule, Marc and Theresa Paule, late Ricky (his wife Wendy survives) Paule. There is no visitation. Private burial will take place at Holy Name Cemetery, West Mifflin. Arrangements entrusted to the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 15110, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER, SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER, FUNERAL DIRECTOR.

 


Dennis C. Jarrett

December 01, 2022 |

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

Dennis C. Jarrett, age 69 of North Versailles died December 1, 2022 at UPMC East. He was born September 14, 1953 in McKeesport, a son of Caroline Batten Jarrett and the late Donald Jarrett. Prior to his retirement, Dennis was employed as a welder . In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother James. He is survived by two brothers, Randi and Terry. There will be no public visitation. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


James C. Kaminsky

December 01, 2022 |

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

James C. Kaminsky, age 70 of McKeesport, passed away on Wednesday, November 30, 2022.  Born Christmas Day, 1951 in Pittsburgh, he was a son of the late Robert Ned and Ellen Marie (Fullard) Kaminsky.  A former partner for Tube City Distributing in McKeesport and a parishioner of Mary, Mother of God Parish in McKeesport, Jim was a social member of the American Legion McKeesport Post #361, the White Oak American Legion Post #701, and the EBA Club of McKeesport.

 
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Thomas R. Pinge

December 01, 2022 |

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

 Thomas R. Pinge, 90 of North Huntingdon died December 1, 2022 at home. He was born June 23, 1932 in Braddock, a son of the late Ralph and Elizabeth Baker Pinge. Tom was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church. He was a veteran of the Korean War having served in the U.S. Army, member of American Legion Post 359 in Irwin. Prior to his retirement he was employed by Edgar Thompson Works in Braddock. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Mary, a brother George, two sisters Viola Zugaro and Ruth Morley. He is survived by two daughters, Lisa Ann Zydel and her husband Glen and Mary Hartz, three grandchildren, Zachary Zydel, Frank Hartz and Megan Rodriguez. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Monday 5-8 p.m.. A graveside service with military honors will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Penn Lincoln Memorial Park. Please go directly to the cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the American Legion , Irwin. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 
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