September 16, 2022 |
August 09, 2022 |
Brian Marc Gerendash, 60, of McKeesport, died Monday, August 8, 2022 at home. Born in McKeesport on October 22, 1961, he was the son of the late Marvin B. and Florence D. Hochhauser Gerendash. He is survived by his brother, Mitchell (Cindy) Gerendash of White Oak, his sisters, Goldie Janusek of North Versailles and Iris Russ of McKeesport, also by nieces and nephews. He was a graduate of McKeesport High School. A service will be held Thursday, August 11, 2022 at 1:00 PM in the chapel of Grandview Cemetery, 1301 Lincoln Highway, North Versailles, PA 15137, followed by interment in the family lot. Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA 15132 is in charge of arrangements.
July 31, 2022 |
July 28, 2022 |
George W. Croushore, 75, of White Oak, died Wednesday, July 27, 2022, at his residence in Redstone Highlands North Huntingdon Senior Living Campus. Born in Greensburg, July 11, 1947, he was the son of the late Jack T. Croushore, and Emma Jane (Hunter) Croushore. His late wife, Bernice Bohn Croushore, passed in 2020. He is survived by two daughters; Jennifer (Gary) Schafer of Jefferson Hills and Rebecca (Phillip) Cicco of North Huntingdon; four grandchildren; his brother Jack (Linda) Croushore of White Oak; brother-in-law Earl Bohn of Ben Avon; and sister-in-law Helen Amanda Bohn of North Huntingdon. The family is having a private viewing at Hunter’s Funeral Home on Monday, August 1, 2022 at 10am, with interment to follow at St. Clair Cemetery, Greensburg. A memorial service for George will be held on Saturday, August 6, 2022, at 2pm at McKeesport Presbyterian Church, 1510 Versailles Ave., McKeesport, PA 15132 with the Rev. Michael Stanton officiating. George donated much of his life to helping others. He was an active member of McKeesport Presbyterian Church, on both Session and Finance committees, and part of the Men's Association. A graduate of Waynesburg University, George spent over 35 years of his accounting career with the Consolidated Natural Gas Company (PNG). He spent many years working as a loan officer for the Consolidated Federal Credit Union. He was a member of the White Oak Borough and Municipal Authorities, serving his local community as a Board Member. He was an avid historian, and loved reading, specifically the largest history books he could find. He had a natural green thumb and was able to nurse any plant back to life. He took pride in his vegetable garden each year, and carried that joy with him to Redstone, starting a garden club. He lent his support to anyone in need, whether it was a heartfelt discussion, or a helping hand. Family and friends loved him deeply and grieve his loss, but know he is at peace and reunited with his beloved wife Bernice. The family suggests contributions in his honor to McKeesport Presbyterian Church, 1510 Versailles Avenue, McKeesport, PA 15132.
June 20, 2022 |
Richard W. “Rick” Monaghan, 66, of Dravosburg, died Saturday, June 18, 2022 at UPMC Shadyside. He was a retired maintenance technician for Morgan Properties, a member of McKeesport Presbyterian Church and the Clairton Anglers Club, was a graduate of McKeesport High School and a graduate of the Pittsburgh Culinary Institute. Rick is survived by his wife, Rebecca “Becky” Kuhn Monaghan, sons, Mitchell Monaghan of Liberty Borough and Bill (Melissa) Pearson of Elizabeth, daughters, Cricket Pearson of Phoenix, AZ and Niki Monaghan of Carnegie, PA, 8 grandchildren, Lyric, Jeminni, Mason, Connor, and Aiden Monaghan and Alex, Derek, and Maggie Pearson, and by his sister, Rhonda (Larry) Demko of Wilson, also by nieces and nephews. Born in McKeesport on March 11, 1956, son of the late Captain Richard “Bud” Monaghan, he is survived by his mother, Dolores “Dee” Bell Monaghan of Dravosburg. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Rob, Rusty, and Randy, and by his son, Mason. Friends will be received in the Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA 15132 on Thursday, June 23, 2022 form 2-4 and 6-8 PM. A service will be held in the funeral home on Friday, June 24, 2022 at noon with the Rev. Michael Stanton officiating. Interment will follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park. Family and friends are cordially invited to attend a luncheon and time of fellowship at the #1 Fire Hall on Ravine Street in Dravosburg following his interment. The family suggests contributions to the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center of Shadyside, 5115 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232.
June 14, 2022 |
Rae Papernick, 97, of Monroeville, formerly of Glassport and Pittsburgh, died Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at Independence Court. Born in Pittsburgh on October 2, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Saul and Annie Daniels Segall and was the wife of the late Benny Papernick. She is survived by her daughter, Patricia (Marc) Scott of Monroeville, 2 grandsons, Stuart Michael (Dr. Jenny Sweigard) Scott of Cornelius, NC and Joseph Ian (Tanya Palovich-Scott) Scott of Altoona, PA, 4 great grandchildren, Tyler Benjamin Scott, Elliana Hope Scott, Hannah Mae Scott, and Olivia Juliette Scott, also by nieces, nephews, and cousins. Mrs. Papernick retired as secretary for the Pittsburgh Board of Public Education, and for 30 years was an independent grocer at the Hilltop Market of Glassport. She was a member of Temple David in Monroeville, a former member of the Temple B’nai Israel, Hadassah, Jewish War Veterans Aux., past president of the Department of PA J.W.V.A., a former member of Robert Morris College Independents (a theatrical group), Seasoned Players (a senior theatrical performing group), Senior Vaudeville Seasoned Players, and Senior Vaudeville “Sassy Seniors”. She performed at the McKeesport Little Theater and throughout the Pittsburgh area, receiving 2 awards at M.L.T., “Best Supporting Actress of 2000” and “Best Actress of the Year for 2002”, and entertained servicemen in Pittsburgh during WWII.
June 06, 2022 |
Duane G. Junker, 80, of Elizabeth Township and Champion, PA, died Monday, June 6, 2022 at UPMC Somerset. Born in McKeesport on October 29, 1941, he was the son of the late Duane S. Junker and Norabelle Gordon Junker Doty, and was preceded in death by his stepfather, Charles F. Doty. He is survived by his son, Matthew T. (Janette) Junker of Irwin, daughter, Heather A. (Matthew) Dougherty of Malvern, PA, son, Stephen C. (Laurie) Junker of North Huntingdon, 8 grandchildren, his partner, Jace Pasquale of Elizabeth Township and Champion, PA, and by his brother, Gordon Junker of Richmond, VA.
Mr. Junker was the retired superintendent of McKeesport & Versailles Cemetery, a member and elder of the former Central Presbyterian Church, member and past president of the Youghiogheny Country Club, member of Duquesne Lodge #731, F&AM (formerly McKeesport Lodge #641, F&AM), Syria Temple of the Shrine and its McKeesport Caravan #4, Al O Mon Forest #138, Tall Cedars of Lebanon, past president of the Rotary Club of McKeesport, a member of the board of directors of the McKeesport Heritage Center, and a member of the board of directors of McKeesport & Versailles Cemetery for 55 years.
He was a graduate of McKeesport High School, Class of 1959. A 1963 graduate of Penn State University, he was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration. He was also the third generation owner of the former R.W. Junker Real Estate and Insurance Agency. A private family graveside service will be held at McKeesport & Versailles Cemetery, with Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA 15132 in charge of arrangements. Donations in memory of Duane should be directed to the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund (www.curealzfund.com), 34 Washington Street, Suite 310, Wellesly Hills, MA 02481.
June 02, 2022 |
Frank Joseph Halas, 87, of McKeesport, died Thursday, June 2, 2022 at Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville. Born in Duquesne on September 28, 1934, he was the son of the late Michael and Mary Andre Halas. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn J. Orris Halas, his daughter, Carriella Halas of McKeesport, his brother, William Halas of North Huntingdon, also by a niece and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister, Helen Kmetz. A tire serviceman at B.F. Goodrich in McKeesport, he later was a school bus driver for Laidlaw. Mr. Halas was a member of the Free Hungarian Reformed Church of McKeesport, a member and past president of the Twin Lakes Sportsman’s Association, was a member of the 11th Ward Club in Christy Park, and was a U.S. Army veteran. A memorial service will be held at his church on Saturday, July 16, 2022 at noon with the Rev. Daniel Borsay officiating. Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA 15132 is in charge of funeral arrangements. The family suggests contributions to the Free Hungarian Reformed Church in his memory.
April 26, 2022 |
Elizabeth Chempolil Laube, 88, of Enfield, CT, formerly of McKeesport and Jefferson Hills, died Wednesday, April 20, 2022 in Connecticut Hospice, Branford, CT. Born in Chengannur-Kerala, India, on August 8, 1933, she was the daughter of Koshy and Aliyamma M.C. Chempolil. A lecturer and professor associated with the South Campus of Allegheny County Community College, she was a member of Holy Spirit Church of the Triumph of the Holy Cross parish in West Mifflin. She is survived by 3 daughters, Marga Laube of Ashland, OR, Miriam Laube Young of Sunnyside, NY, and Meera Laube Szapiro of New Haven, CT, by her son, Moni (Gottfried) Laube of Tampa, FL, and by her grandchildren, Braedyn Laube, Garrett Laube, and Eliani Szapiro. Friends will be received in the Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA 15132 on Sunday, May 1, 2022 from 3:00 to 6:00 PM. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Monday, May 2, 2022 at 10:00 AM in Holy Spirit Church, Triumph of the Holy Cross parish, 2603 Old Elizabeth Road, West Mifflin, PA 15122. Interment will follow in Lebanon Church Cemetery, 2615 Old Elizabeth Road, West Mifflin, PA 15122.
March 04, 2022 |
Carol Ann Miller, 52, died suddenly at her home in Liberty Borough on Monday, February 28, 2022. Born in Staten Island, NY on September 16, 1969, she was daughter of the late Carl and Rose Marie Sloninski. She was an employee of the Target in West Mifflin for over 20 years. She is survived by her husband, Heath B. Miller, sisters, Veronica, Carla, and Darice, brother, Stephen, and mother in law, Mildred L. “Cissy” Miller, also by nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA 15132 on Sunday, March 6, 2022 from 3:00 to 8:00 PM.
February 26, 2022 |
Kalli Bellas, 91, died peacefully at her home in McKeesport on Thursday, February 24, 2022. Born in McKeesport, on August 20, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Nick and Marianthi Latousakis Bellas. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Julie Tampizivas and Aleka Estes, and her brother in law, Stefanos Bounos. She is survived by her sister, Georgiann Bounos of Pittsburgh, her nephews, Nicholas Bounos, Michael (Maria) Bounos, and Kosta (Monica) Bounos, and grand-nieces Ella and Steffie. A retired salesperson at the former Brenner’s Photographic Supply in downtown McKeesport, she was a member of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church of White Oak. A private family viewing will be followed by a private service in her church. Interment will follow in McKeesport and Versailles Cemetery. Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA 15132 is in charge of arrangements.
January 26, 2022 |
Richard G. Krall “Coupon man” died January 11, 2022 at home and was born August 26, 1938 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania to parents George J Krall and Julia Provasnik Krall. Richard also had a sister Judith Krall. He his preceded in death by his parents and sister.
At a young age he worked at the Memorial Theatre in downtown McKeesport where his dad was the manager. As a young man Richard would enlist in the army for 2 years where he was stationed in Japan. Later he would work for US steel for some years till there closings in mid 80’s. He then worked for Allegheny county community college in West Mifflin in communications till his retirement.
Richard’s life was consumed with his love for music, movies, television shows, books, magazines and anything nostalgic from his younger years. He also followed and loved his home town sports team Steelers, pirates and penguins saving many, many newspaper articles over the years. He also gave donations on a monthly basis to many, many organizations including animal rescue, religious, political, veterans and local.
January 26, 2022 |
Agnes M. Sutter, 92, of McKeesport, died Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at West Haven Nursing Center, Apollo, PA. Born in Toronto, OH, August 3, 1929, she was the daughter of Robert M. and Catherine Hessler Campbell. Wife of the late David Sutter, she is survived by her 2 sons, Eric M. Johnson and Kurt E. Johnson, also by one grandchild. She was a member of the former Central Presbyterian Church in McKeesport. Private entombment will take place at a later date. Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA 15132 is in charge of arrangements.
December 09, 2021 |
Dominic A. Denardo, 94, of Port Vue, formerly of McKeesport, died Tuesday, December 7, 2021, at Canterbury Place. Born in McKeesport, January 21, 1927, son of the late Nicole and Nicolina Denardo. Husband of the late Josephine DiGiannantonio Denardo, father of Nicholas (Nancy) Denardo, Sr. of Port Vue, Anthony Denardo, with whom he resided in Port Vue, Mary Ann (Greg) Solan of Glassport, and David (Tina) Denardo of White Oak; grandfather of Nicholas Denardo, Jr., Giadona (Lorenzo) Lista, Dominic and David Denardo, Jennifer (Dom) Chiavarini, and Shonna Solan; great grandfather of Brianna, Caitlin, Nicole, and Kailyn; he is also survived by his sister, Mary Snyder of Ohio, brothers in law, Edward Balanti of McKeesport and Charles Mingo of McKeesport. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Grace Balanti and Theresa Mingo, and by his brother in law, Edward Snyder. A retired shoe repairman at H.L. Green and G.C. Murphy companies, he was a member and usher at St. Patrick Church (formerly St. Perpetua) in Mary, Mother of God parish and a member of its men’s club for over 50 years, and was a volunteer at Westmoreland Manor. He loved bowling, and was a member of the National Tube and Shamrock leagues at Palley’s Lanes and the Archer Hill and St. Cecilia leagues at Glassport Bowling Lanes. Friends will be received in the Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA 15132 on Friday, December 10, 2021 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. A mass of Christian burial will be held Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 11 AM at the St. Patrick Church Worship Center of Mary, Mother of God parish. Entombment will follow in the St. Joseph Cemetery Mausoleum. The family suggests contributions to the Larosa Youth Foundation.
November 17, 2021 |