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William E. “Bill” Lovell Jr.

September 23, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

William E. “Bill” Lovell Jr. passed in his home surrounded by his loving family on September 18, 2021 at the age of 82. Bill was the devoted husband of the late Kathleen (Smith) Lovell. He was the loving father of Billy (Kylie) and Kelley (Terry) Bradich. Proud grandfather of Kayle, Logan, Nathan and Ayden.

Bill proudly served his country in the U.S. Army, and was a member of the V.F.W. He was also a Volunteer Fireman, member of the C.F.U, and the Polish Club. Bill was a former baseball and soccer coach for E.A.A. He loved to bowl and golf. Most of all, Bill loved his kids and grandkids.

 
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JoAnn Pickle

September 22, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

JoAnn Pickle, 54, peacefully passed on Sunday, September 19, 2021. JoAnn was the beloved daughter of Joseph and Rose (Curci) Pickle. Special sister of Mary (Homer) Bonner, Joseph (Bonnie) Pickle, Carmella Pickle, Rose Mary Covato, Peggy (Jim) Saccamango and the late Pauline (surviving husband, Robert) Sanner and the late James (surviving wife, Millie) Pickle. Joann was also survived by her loving nieces and nephews.

JoAnn  was active in the Special Olympics, member of the CLO. She was also formally employed at Pizza Hut, enjoyed bowling, swimming, ceramics and playing the drums. Most of all JoAnn enjoyed her family and  the love they shared with her throughout the years.

 
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Mary A. Putz

September 13, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

Mary A. Putz, 90 of North Versailles Twp., peacefully passed on September 11, 2021 at the age of 90. She was born October 8, 1930, the daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Wohar) Putz. She was the last surviving sibling of Margaret Cross, Michael Anthony, Marlene Klingensmith and Melvin Putz. She is survived by her sister-in-law, Barbara Putz, nieces and nephews, John Klingensmith Jr., Nicole Klingensmith, David Putz and Michelle Drakulic.

 
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Florence A. Horvath

August 18, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

Florence A. Horvath, Age 90 of East McKeesport passed away on Sunday, August 15, 2021. She was born January 7, 1931. She is preceded in death by her husband of over 60 years, Julius M. Horvath, and her parents, Maurice and Helen McCarthy, her brothers, Maurice and John McCarthy, and her sisters, Eleanor Volturno and May Helen Kramer, and her son in law, John Bruno. She is survived by her children, Debra Bruno of Greensburg, Ardele Dull of North Versailles, Mark Horvath of White Oak, Jim Horvath, Joanne Horvath of Williamsburg, Virginia, Bill Horvath of White Oak, Mary Ann Bargiel, Richard Bargiel of White Oak and Richard Horvath of East McKeesport.

She was loved by 22 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. She was a member of Saint Robert Bellarmine Church for 62 years, which is now Mary Mother of God Parish. She was a devout Catholic who revered the Blessed Mother.

 
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Gail (Bobich) Pristera

August 13, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

Gail (Bobich) Pristera, 79, formerly of North Versailles Twp., passed away on Saturday, August 7, 2021, in Kissimmee, Florida.

Gail was born December 2, 1941, in Braddock, Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of the late George Bobich and Mary Cvihanovich. Gail was the loving mother of, and is survived by, her children Lisa Saunders, Lori Pristera, Richard Pristera, Leslie (Preston) Pristera-Lee. She was a doting grandmother to Dylan Zayonc, Daniel Molina, Gabrielle Pristera, Morgan Molina, Madison Pristera, Duvall Lee, Shakari Lee, and Great-Grandmother to Ryker Zayonc. Gail was the devoted sister to Wayne (Pauline) Bobich, Marie DiNardo, Gina (Larry) Leo, and Michael (Jane) Mikulich. She was the caring Godmother to Jennifer Calabrese and a loving Aunt to her nieces and nephews.

 
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Nancy M. (Paton) Miracle

August 05, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

Nancy M. (Paton) Miracle, 88, died August 4, 2021. Born September 28, 1932, Nancy raised two beautiful daughters, Lynn Carol Miracle and Lori Miracle Bromberger and her husband Kenneth Bromberger; adoring grandmother of Jamie Lynn Bromberger. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Nancy was preceded in passing by her parents, Richard Hall Paton Sr. and Margaret (Douglas) Paton,  brothers, David Douglas Paton, Robert Douglas Paton, and Richard Hall Paton Jr. (surviving wife Carol) and former husband, Paul L. Miracle.

Nancy was retired from the former Thrift/Eckerd Pharmacy in Monroeville, PA. She was very proud of her Scottish Heritage and loved her family and friends, especially her granddaughter, Jamie. Her greatest joy in life was the time spent with her family. She was dearly loved and will be deeply missed.

 
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Elias “Lester” Betras

August 03, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

Elias “Lester” Betras, 94 of Wilmerding peacefully passed on July 30, 2021. Lester was the son late James and Anna Betras. He was the loving father of Juanita (late Frank) Wolfe, Christopher (Jody) Betras, Ann (Tom) Hargenrader, the late Joseph Betras and their sister, Valerie (Darrin) Causey. He was the proud grandfather of 7 and great-grandfather of 6. Lester was a proud United States Army Veteran. He was a member of the Wilmerding Fire Dept. with over 40 years of service. Lester worked for the Westinghouse Airbrake in the shipping department. In his spare time, Lester was an avid gardener and a member of the Monroeville/Pitcairn Sportsman Club.

 
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Harry "Butch" Slick

June 30, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

Harry "Butch" Slick, 75, of North Versailles Twp. died June 26, 2021, peacefully at home, surrounded by his family.

Born May 11, 1946 in Rankin, PA, he was the son of the late Irene Slick and George Blazevich. Beloved brother of Marie Cindric and the late Eugene(Corinne) Slick. Beloved husband of Jacqueline Smith. Loving father of Laurie Rudolf, James, David (Kimberly), Jennifer & Jason Slick. Grandfather of Jason, Allen, Chris & Ambrosia. Great Grandfather of Mya and Declan. He is also survived by wonderful nieces and nephews: Terri, Debbi, Tracey, Jeff, Jim, Ani, Michelle (Mendenhall) and Billy, and Gina Slick along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Also leaves behind Aunt Rita Caruso and Aunt Loretta Slick, brother in laws: Fred Sr. (Jo Ann) and Paul (Peggy) Smith and sister in laws: Elsie Clark and Jo Ann Cavrak.

 
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June 16, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

Dolores "Do" (Yelochan) Olszewski, 84, died Sunday, June 13, 2021 at the age of 87. Born April 2, 1934, Do was the devoted wife of the late Stanley “Tim” Olszewski. Loving mother of Shawn (Anita Villasenor) Olszewski; adoring grandmother of Hunter and Courtney Olszewski.

In addition to her husband, Do was preceded in passing by her parents, Frank and Rose Yelochan. Do was very devout in her faith. She loved her family, especially her grandchildren. She also enjoyed cooking and baking.

 
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Jean (Berkovitz) Falce

June 04, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

Jean (Berkovitz) Falce, 91, formerly of North Versailles. She spent the last nine years living with her daughter, son-in-law, and granddaughter. Jean died peacefully in her home surrounded by her loved ones, and her favorite cat, Stewie. Wife of the late Reynold Falce. Loving mother of Lisa (Carl) Tuscan and the late Lori (surviving Tom) Wratcher. Grandmother of Gina Tuscan (Greg Buchko).

Everyone was always welcome at her house, and you were guaranteed a great meal. She loved to have time with her family. One of her favorite holidays was Christmas Eve and having the feast of the seven fishes with her family.

The family would like to thank Angels for the Elderly and Gallagher Hospice. Thanks to Jean’s loving caregivers, Renee, Bobbi, Kathy, her nurse’s aide Jocelyn, and her amazing nurse, Kimmy.

 
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David Given Sr.

June 04, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

David Given Sr., 73, of North Versailles Twp. died May 28, 2021. Born May 27, 1948. Son of Alexander and Gertrude Given. Lived in North Versailles all his life. Graduated from high school in Wilmerding. Started working at Westinghouse Electric in East Pittsburgh. He was drafted into the Army. He spent 15 months in Vietnam. He earned 2 Bronze Stars. He returned to his job and worked there for a total of 23 years, before they shut down.

He joined the VFW in 1969. He became very active in the organization. He held several offices before becoming the first Vietnam Veteran to become Post Commander. He was a life member of the VFW. He was the Adjutant and Bar Manager. He also was a Life Member of American Legion Post 701 in White Oak. He was a member of Loyal Order of the Moose #86. He met his wife, Nancy in 1970. They married in September of 1970.

 
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Mary Bernadette "Bernie" (Snyder) Comunale

June 04, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

Mary Bernadette (Snyder) Comunale of North Versailles Twp., 82, died May 31, 2021. Born in McKeesport on January 27, 1939, “Bernie”, was the daughter of Rose Marie (Mulligan) and Walter Paul Snyder. Wife of late James “Fats” Comunale. Beloved Mother of James Comunale (Pam), Constance Darnley (William), Julie Aubin (Lorne), and Lisa Howell (Gary). Grandmother of Brooke and Joshua Howell. Sister of Walter Snyder and Margaret Kraus. She is also loved by many nieces nephews, relatives and friends.

Bernie was a graduate of St. Peter’s High School in 1957. Dedicated 33 years at Wabtec working for AVI Food Services. She loved playing cards, bingo and watching Jeopardy. Most of all she loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

 
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Patricia L. (Strang) Brant

May 28, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

Patricia L. (Strang) Brant, 72, of North Versailles Twp. died May 23, 2021. She was a former beautician at J.C. Penny. She worked at the White Oak Bowl Snack Bar. She was the former President of the East Allegheny Band Parent Association.Patricia was active in Girl Scouts. She will fondly be remembered as a selfless mother and grandmother.

She was born June 12, 1948, daughter of the late Joseph Sr. and Claire Strang. Wife of the late Dennis R. Brant Sr. Beloved mother of Lori (Lawrence) Spahr and Dennis R. Brant Jr. (Lauren Walker). Cherished grandmother of Courtney Erin Brant and Madison Claire Spahr. Sister of the late Joseph Strang Jr.

 
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Robert “Whitey” Wiest

May 13, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

Robert “Whitey” Wiest, 76, died May 9, 2021, with his loving family at his side. Whitey was the loving husband of Marlene (DePaoli) Wiest; father of Tara Pierce and Noel Wiest; grandfather of Ashley Bittner. Whitey enjoyed watching sports, especially the Auburn Tigers. He also enjoyed bowling and golfing. He was strong in his Byzantine Faith. Per Whitey’s wishes, there will be no visitation. Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at Holy Trinity Byzantine Catholic Church in Wall on Saturday, May 15 at 1pm. Arrangements entrusted to Alfieri Funeral Home, Inc., Wilmerding. Please visit us at www.alfierifuneralhome.com for online condolences.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Robert "Whitey" Wiest, please visit our floral store.

 


Betty (Saula) Beresford

May 07, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

Betty (Saula) Beresford, 83, peacefully passed on May 5, 2021, with her loving family at her side. Betty was the loving mother of Deborah Howatineck, Kirk Beresford, Doug (Jennifer) Beresford and Scott Beresford. She was the special Bub of Tyler, Kaylee, Brian and Kasey; Great-Bub of Bentley and Brodie. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, many cousins, and friends. Betty was preceded in passing by her parents, Mike and Lois (Love) Saula, and siblings, Margaret DeFalco, Norman “Nick” Saula and George Saula. Betty enjoyed crafts and gardening. Her greatest joy was her family and the time she spent with them. Family was the most important to her, and she loved them unconditionally. They loved her dearly, and will miss her deeply.

 
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