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Mary Jane Collage

January 02, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Mary Jane Collage, 88, of Ridgeley WV, formerly of Elizabeth Township, PA, passed away on Christmas Eve, Thursday, December 24, 2020 at her home.

Born on August 13, 1932 in McKeesport, PA, she was the daughter of the late Larry and Rose (Ferrante) Cordisco. She also was preceded in death in 2015 by her husband of 55 years, Donald J. Collage, Sr. and a brother, Edward Cordisco of Lincoln, CA.

Mary Jane worked at GC Murphy Co. prior to marrying and later at Dapul Machine Co. in Elizabeth Twp for over 20 years. Her life was dedicated to the care of her husband, children and grandchildren. Mary Jane was known for her Italian pizzelle cookies and her famous meatballs.

She is survived by sons, Richard Dean Collage and wife Jean of Elizabeth Twp., Donald Jean Collage, Jr. and wife Cheryl  of Ridgeley, WV, and Denis Larry Collage of Fort Lauderdale, FL; a daughter, Kimberly Joan Collage of Pittsburgh; grandchildren, Jeffrey, Stephen, Richard, Rachel, Karalee, Kaelin, and Kelli; great-grandson, Quinten; sisters Joan Simko of South Carolina and Agnes Cordisco of McKeesport; niece and goddaughter Diane Montanti of Irwin, PA;  nephews and cousins.

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George W. Hickman

December 18, 2020 |

By Editor | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

George W. Hickman, age 84, of Connellsville, PA passed away on Sunday, December 13, 2020. He was born in McKeesport, PA on January 5, 1936, a son of George W. and Marie Lee Hickman.

George worked as a deck hand on river boats. He is survived by his companion of 17 years, Marilyn Hickle; step children: Bob Woodworth, Bill Woodworth, Don Woodworth and Peggy Woodworth.

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William "Bill" Wright

December 16, 2020 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

William "Bill" Wright, 52, died Dec. 11, 2020. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 17 at Christ Soul Saving Station, 1013 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, PA, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Dec. 18. Arrangements in charge of Tunie Funeral Home.


Ruth Palkowitz Vlad

November 19, 2020 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere