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Dawn Marie (McConnell) Sanner

September 14, 2022 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

Dawn Marie (McConnell) Sanner, 46, of Wilmerding died unexpectedly September 11, 2022. Born June 21, 1976, Dawn was the loving mother of Brett (Dreje) Curry and Desirae (Eliyah) Curry; adoring grandmother of Camron and Christiona. Dawn is also survived by her mother, Donna (Andelmo) McConnell, brothers, Vince (Amy Ward) Hensler and Rob (Tammy) McConnell, nieces and nephews, and many friends. She was preceded in passing by her husband, Chad Sanner, father, Robin McConnell, and sister, Crystal Gamrat.

Dawn loved to go camping and attend concerts. Most of all, she loved her children and grandchildren.

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Dr. Lynn Marie Simko

August 29, 2022 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

Dr. Lynn Marie Simko, 66, of North Versailles, PA joined her lost loved ones in heaven on Thursday, August 25th, 2022.  Lynn, the daughter of Emil and Marion Coletta was born April 7th, 1956. 

She is survived by her children Dr. Bethany and Derek Kamis; John and Dr. Rachelle Simko; four beloved grandchildren, Owen and Gabriel Kamis; Brynn and Emilia Simko. 

She also left behind three siblings; Frank Coletta (Deb Coletta), Dr. Susan Coletta, Amy Lizza (Walter Lizza), and numerous nieces and nephews. 

Lynn devoted her life to caring for others. Caring for her family, friends, and countless others in her work as a critical care nurse at West Penn Hospital. 

Lynn valued education earning several master’s degrees and a PhD. in nursing.  She passed on her knowledge working as a professor of nursing at Duquesne University for nearly thirty years.  She also fought for the mistreated, working in the area of legal nurse consulting.  

Lynn will be remembered most for her kindness, tireless work ethic, for how much she cherished her grandchildren and as a devoted mother.

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Mary M. (Yankowski) Lisic

August 15, 2022 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

Mary M. (Yankowski) Lisic, 100, peacefully passed on August 8, 2022, at the age of 100, with her family at her side. Mary was the devoted wife of the late Sylvester “Sy” Lisic. Loving mother of Janet Lucarelli, John (MaryAnn) Florchak, Susan Rappaport. She is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in passing by her parents, Casper and Catherine (Matakas) Yankowski, and her son, Michael Lisic.

Mary was part of the Greatest Generation. She was a loving mother and grandmother. She enjoyed baking. Mary was a former member of the St. Jude Rosary Society.

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Wilmerding, PA 15148

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August 12, 2022
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St. Jude the Apostle Church of St. Joseph the Worker Parish
405 Westinghouse Ave
Wilmerding, Pa 15148


Jean (Ellis) Tucker

August 02, 2022 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

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

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

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


Anna Marie (Ross) Fearon

July 23, 2022 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

Anna Marie (Ross) Fearon peacefully passed on Wednesday, July 13, 2022, at the age of 57; after a courageous 3-year battle with cancer, and with her loving family at her side. Anna Marie was the devoted wife of Dan Fearon. Loving mother of John (Amber) Savinda, Tabatha (Matthew) Savinda, and Samantha (Robbert) Sanner; adoring Nana of Damian, Caden, Izzy, Camryn, Levi, Dakota and Mackenzie.

Anna Marie is also survived by siblings, Martin (Anna Marie) Ross, Dorothy (Ron) Guidas, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in passing by her mother, Margaret (Caldwell) Ross, brother, Ricky Ross, and sister, Sandra Ross.

Anna Marie adored her 7 grandchildren. She loved people and spread sunshine wherever she went.

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Mike Matievich

July 11, 2022 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

Mike Matievich, 92, of White Oak, was born at home in Wilmerding on October 5, 1929, and passed away on June 30, 2022. He was the son of Mila and Sam Matievich and brother to the late Robert (Rip) Matievich.

Mike is survived by his dear wife of 16 years, Marjorie Provan-Matievich and 3 step-children, Cynthia Sears, Margaret Josefczyk (Gary), and Diane Provan. Mike was a 1954 graduate of Geneva College and an accountant for Westinghouse Electric of East Pittsburgh for 34 years. Prior to his career, he served in the US Army as a Military Policeman.

Mike had many interests: an avid reader, a sportsman, hunter, dancer, and a conservative activist. He generously contributed to Christian ministries and many charitable organizations in the community and nationwide. He was a member and former Treasurer of the McKeesport Sportsmen's Association for many years and was a licensed pistol instructor in the Pittsburgh area.

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Saundra Denise (Fairley) Womack

May 11, 2022 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

Saundra Denise (Fairley) Womack peacefully passed on Mother’s Day, May 8, 2022 at the age of 67. Saundra was the loving mother of Eloise Womack, Carlise Womack, Gregory Broadus, Kimberly Fairley, Kendall Fairley, and David Fairley; and the adoring grandmother of numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is also survived by her siblings, Edith Rather, Howard Rather, Jimmy Bagley, Ronald Bagley, and Sylvia Williams. Saundra was preceded in passing by her parents, William and Eloise (Tuggle) Fairley.

Saundra was born April 26, 1955. Saundra’s faith was strong and she loved God. She was the rock of her family, and the center of her children’s world.  She liked to craft, especially for her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was deeply loved, and will be dearly missed.

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Travis G. Sanner

March 29, 2022 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

Travis G. Sanner, 38, tragically passed on Tuesday, March 22, 2022, at the age of 38. Travis was the beloved son of David and Debra (Earhart) Sanner. Loving brother of David (Paula) Sanner, Scott Sanner, Brian (Christine) Sanner, Jason (Stacey) Sanner, twin sister, Rebecca Sanner and, Amanda (Jonathon) Raible. Adoring uncle of Joshua, Holley, Scott Jr., Austyn, Hailey, Hayden, Jayden, Jonny and Mason. Travis is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, and friends.

Travis enjoyed spending time in the woods, and hunting. He loved trucks and riding his quad. Most of all, Travis loved his family and the time he spent with them.

All services will be private. Arrangements entrusted to Alfieri Funeral Home, Wilmerding. Please visit us at www.alfierifuneralhome.com for online condolences. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Travis G. Sanner, please visit our floral store.


Isabelle Hernandez Tishko

March 08, 2022 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

Isabelle Hernandez Tishko, 85, of North Versailles was called home to the Lord on Saturday, March 5th, 2022. She handled her illness this past year with grace and positivity. She was born June 17, 1936 to the late Alejandro Hernandez and Mary Ketus Hernandez Cedillo. She was the devoted wife of 46 years to the late James Lee Tishko and was also preceded in death by siblings: brother Alexander (late Bobbie) Hernandez, sister Rose Xides, brother Raymond (late Rachel) Hernandez and by infant granddaughter Alicia Tishko.

Isabelle was a 1954 graduate of McKeesport High School and attended Douglas Business School where she took classes in hotel & restaurant management. She went on to work for Wilkins Jewelry Company, The Sheraton Hotel Corporation where she traveled to help open new Sheraton locations, and the Red Bull Inn as a banquet manager.

She was a wonderful mother to four children: James Tishko (Jackie Coffman) of Virginia, Mark (Mary Ann) Tishko of Pittsburgh, Tina (Richard) Sullivan of North Versailles, and Jeffrey (Elaine) Tishko of Plum. She was the cherished grandmother of Ashley (Eric) Geyer, Mark John Tishko, Amanda (John) Gault, James Payne (fiance’ Amanda), Sabrina, Alexander, Benjamin, & Jillian Tishko, and Rebecca & Sianna Sullivan. She was blessed with precious great-grandchildren Colin Payne, Lennon Geyer, Aubrey Gault, and little baby-Geyer on the way. Isabelle was one of ten children and is also survived by siblings: Dolores “Dee” (Rich) Ingram, Daniel (Sandy) Hernandez, John Hernandez (& friend Barb Woods), Richard (Joanne) Hernandez, George “Chico” (Anita) Hernandez, Olivia (Bill) Andrew and brother-in-law Byron Xides. She is also survived by extended family in Virginia: Michael, Caitlynn, & Taylor Coffman. She was a special aunt to many nieces and nephews and had many great friends.

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Joe Robert Hill

February 18, 2022 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

Joe Robert Hill, 86, longtime resident of North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, passed away on February 13, 2022.

Born in Centralia, Illinois in 1935, his life story was one of never letting adversity stand in the way of success.  From growing up in the rural community of Centralia, he joined the Air Force in 1953 after graduating High School and went on to earn his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Illinois in 1959 and his Master's degree in Nuclear Engineering from Stanford University in 1961, while at the same time getting married and starting a family.

After spending several years working at the prestigious Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, he settled in the Pittsburgh area working for Westinghouse in the late 1960’s until his retirement in 1989.  During this time, he met and married his second wife, JoAnn, in 1984.

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Alice (Kuchta) Getsy

February 04, 2022 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

Alice (Kuchta) Getsy, 81, peacefully passed on January 31, 2022. Alice was from North Versailles and formerly of Trafford. Loving mom of Kim Getsy, Robert Getsy and Mark Getsy. Sister of Rosemarie “Cookie” Haitz, Joseph (Margaret) Kuchta and John (Marie) Kutchta. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Alice was proceeded in passing by her parents Joseph and Mary Kuchta and her husband Robert Getsdy (October 2020). Alice was a waitress for numerous years, enjoyed bingo, loved to cook and bake especially making perogies. She was a loving and devoted wife and mom and will be missed.

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Nancy L. Ludwig

January 27, 2022 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

Nancy L. Ludwig, 60, of Elizabeth Twp., died January 25, 2022 surrounded by loved ones. Nancy was born on June 24, 1961 to the late John C. Sr. and Shirley (Smith) Ludwig. Dear mom of Deanna (Bruce) Cochenour-Clark, Joseph Cochenour and the late Jason Brown. Sister of Donna McConnell, Rose (Art)Leddon, Kenneth (Gabrielle) Ludwig, Sharon (Raymond) Cochran, John C. Lugwig Jr. and the late Tommy Ludwig. Special companion of Weslie Hair. Special niece of Nancy (Allan) Kovacs. Nancy was also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and many friends.

Nancy was a free spirit. She loved motorcycles and partied with the Charlie Daniels Band at one time. She loved to tell jokes and laugh and especially loved by children and dog, Cleo.

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Richard LaCivita

January 05, 2022 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

Richard LaCivita, 81, died December 26, 2021. He was born October 19, 1940. Richard was a man of faith, serving the Parish of St. Joseph the Worker, St. Jude the Apostle in Wilmerding for many years. He loved to be surrounded by friends & family, playing cards or sharing stories. In his younger years, he was a licensed beautician.

Richard is survived by his brother Anthony Jr. (Frances), Special Great Nephew & Niece Jason & Ashley Heakins & many nieces & nephews. He is also survived by his family by love Frank Serrapare & family, Frank (late Anna Marie) McClain & family, Ray & Jane Bazala & all of his Primose family.

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Mildred V. “Tu-Tu” (Tomosky) Rizzo

December 21, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

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

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

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Joyce Brant

December 08, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

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

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

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


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