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Thomas F. Eilart

December 26, 2023 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

Thomas F. Eilart, 86, of White Oak, died Monday, December 25, 2023 at his home.  Born in McKeesport on January 14, 1937, he was the son of the late Thomas A. and Rhoda S. Robison Eilart.  He is survived by his son, David Eilart of Seymour, TN, by his daughter, Sharon Eilart of Lower Burrell, PA, 2 grandsons, Eric Doczkat and Brian Doczkat, and by his great grandson, Asher Thomas Doczkat.

 
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Carolyn J. Halas

November 27, 2023 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

Carolyn J. Halas, 83, of McKeesport, died Sunday, November 26, 2023 in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.  Born in McKeesport on June 20, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Gabor and Ella Szegedy Orris, and wife of the late Frank Joseph Halas.  She is survived by her daughter, Carriella Halas of McKeesport, brother, Frank (Kathy) Orris of Florida, sister, Gloria (Ed) Jordanhazy of New Castle, god-daughters Diane Weber and Emily (Jared) Sherman, also by nieces and nephews.

 
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Barbara K. Harris

November 27, 2023 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

Barbara K. Harris, 74, of Port Charlotte, FL and Mount Vernon, PA, died Saturday, November 25, 2023 at UPMC East, Monroeville.  Born in McKeesport on March 15, 1949, she was the daughter of the late William G. and Betty J. Hawthorne Conroy, wife of the late Richard W. Harris and was preceded in death by her brother, Leslie Conroy.  She is survived by her son, Robert Glus of Hershey, PA, her daughter, Jennifer Glus of Glassport, PA, and by grandchildren, Molly and Caroline.

 
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Evette Larosa Anderson Wivagg

November 01, 2023 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

Evette LaRosa Anderson Wivagg, died Friday, October 27, 2023, at Redstone Highlands, North Huntingdon, PA at the age of 99. Wife of the late Richard A. Anderson and the late DeWayne (Dewey) A. Wivagg, she was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph M. LaRosa and Mary E. Reed LaRosa, her sister, Anna LaRosa Hornfeck, and her son, Reed K. Anderson. She is survived by her son, Richard A. Anderson (Helen) of Bethlehem, PA, granddaughters, Lauren (Raymond) Midlam of Bethlehem, PA and Ashley Anderson of Orlando, FL. She is also survived by two great grandsons and nieces, nephews and friends.

 
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Steven G. Humphreys

August 14, 2023 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

Steven Gabriel Humphreys, 67, of McKeesport, died July 28, 2023, with sister by his side.  She was there for him when he needed her and was his best friend.  Beloved son of Edward R. and Isabelle C. McBride Humphreys.  They were truly blessed to have a wonderful son.  He was their life, and he gave them nothing but happiness.  His life was fulfilled with the love that he got from his parents.  He is survived by his sister Sally Humphreys of McKeesport, his brother Dr. John Schram and Renee, nieces Katelyn and Hayley and nephew Nathan, his beloved pets, Maggie, Buddy, and Jenny who loved him with all their hearts.  Friends will be received in the Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 on Saturday, August 19, 2023 from 12-4 and 6-8 PM.  A blessing will be offered by Father Matthew Elangileth at 3:30 PM.

 
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Michael O. Berkovitz

July 13, 2023 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

Michael O. Berkovitz, 78, of Lakewood, CA, died Friday, July 7, 2023 at Lakewood Regional Medical Center, Lakewood, CA.  Born in McKeesport, PA on July 3, 1945, he was the son of the late Leonard M. and Irma Ruth Odle Berkovitz.  He was the owner of the former Chestnut Inn on Fifth Avenue in McKeesport, and most recently worked at Salton Industries, maker of the George Foreman Grills. 

He was a member of the Congregation Shir Chadash of Lakewood, CA and a former member of the Temple B’nai Israel in White Oak, PA.  He was a graduate of the University School, Shadyside, Pittsburgh, PA. 

He is survived by sons, Daniel Berkovitz of Rawlins, WY and William Berkovitz of Belle Vernon, PA; grandson, Wyatt; granddaughter Kayla Berkovitz of Hawaii, sisters, Idelle (Richard) Roth of Walnut Creek, CA and Susan Sabin of Pompano Beach, FL, and by his partner of 20 years, Gloria Pelenato of Lakewood, CA.

 
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Martha Serbin Hudson

February 10, 2023 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

Martha Serbin Hudson, 61, of Harrison City, PA, died at home on Thursday, February 9, 2023.  Born in McKeesport on August 12, 1961, she was the daughter of the late Alex J. and Gladys Spiegel Serbin.  Martha graduated from Carlow College, where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree, was a registered nurse, and served the community as a paramedic with the White Oak EMS.  She is survived by her daughter, Heather (Josh Steele) Hudson of White Oak, son, Garrett Hudson of Greensburg, grandson, Joshua Steele, Jr., sister, Lisa (Todd) Serbin Levine of Murrysville, and brother, David (Tatiana) Spiegel Serbin of Derry, PA.  Friends will be received in the Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 on Thursday, February 16, 2023 from 4-6 PM to celebrate Martha’s life.  The family suggests contributions to a favorite charity.

 


William E. Lessman, Jr.

January 05, 2023 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

William E. Lessman, Jr., 66, of Acme, died Wednesday, January 4, 2023 at Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg, PA.  Born in Mount Pleasant, July 21, 1956, he was the son of the late William E. and Mary Black Lessman.  He is survived by his wife, Marilyn “Lynn” Wilson Lessman, his daughter, Dorothy Jane Wilson, his granddaughter, Katelynn Anlage, also by brothers, Gregg, Todd, Eddie, Tom, and Shawn.  An electrician and fishing guide, he was the bass guitar player for the musical group “Ancient Dream”, and served as sound technician for other bands.  He was the owner of the patent for a fishing device called “Citation”, an avid hunter, and a muzzle loader expert.  It could be said that he was a jack of all trades, and a master of many.  Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 is in charge of arrangements.  A gathering for all those who have had Bill in their life will be held, details to be announced.  The family suggests contributions to the American Heart Association.

 


Robert L. Quinn, Sr.

November 01, 2022 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

Robert L. Quinn, Sr., 95, of White Oak, died Monday, October 31, 2022 at UPMC McKeesport.  Born in McKeesport, May 17, 1927, he was the son of the late John Lawrence and Cynthia Bender Quinn.  A retired quality control engineer at the former National Works of U.S. Steel, he was a deacon, elder, and active life member of McKeesport Presbyterian Church, Two Rivers Radio Club (call sign W3SYR) and a dedicated volunteer for Meals On Wheels.  Mr. Quinn served his country during World War II as a Seaman First Class in the U.S. Navy.  Husband of the late Margaret “Peggy” Merelli Quinn, he was preceded in death by his son, Paul Quinn, his son in law, James Vodila, and by his sister, Ruth Leaptrot.  He is survived by his children, Robert (Marj) Quinn, Jr. of Erie, PA, Judy (Fred) Steudler of Liberty Borough, Janet Vodila of White River Junction, VT, Donna (Tom) Wise of Austin, TX, and Dominic Merelli of Florida; by his sister, June Filson of North Huntingdon; 11 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren; also by nieces and nephews.  A memorial service with military honors will be held Saturday, November 5, 2022 at 3:00 PM in McKeesport Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Michael Stanton and the Rev. Gary Filson officiating.  Private interment will take place in Richland Cemetery, Dravosburg.  Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 is in charge of arrangements.  The family suggests contributions to the Mission Fund of McKeesport Presbyterian Church, 1510 Versailles Avenue, McKeesport, PA  15132.

 


Richard W. Harris

October 11, 2022 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

Richard W. Harris, 85, of Port Charlotte, FL, formerly of Port Vue, PA died Thursday, October 6, 2022 at his home.  Born in Port Vue, PA on September 22, 1937, he was the son of the late Clark H. and Natisha Kimbling Harris.  He is survived by his wife, Barbara Conroy Harris, son, Richard (Ann) Harris of Monongahela, PA, 2 daughters, Ruth Ann (Lou) Pesante of Port Vue, PA and Rebecca (Fred) Vogt of Lincoln Borough, PA, 4 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, and his brother, Ronald Harris of McKeesport, PA.  He was preceded in death by sister and brothers, Joanne Edgar (formerly of White Oak, PA), C. Hunter Harris (formerly of Houston, TX) and Jack Harris (formerly of Irwin, PA).  A graduate of McKeesport Vocational High School, he was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Punta Gorda, FL and Teamster’s Union Local #211.  Mr. Harris was a retired fleet mechanic for the former Daily News.  Friends will be received in the Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 on Sunday, October 16, 2022 from 1-4 and 7-9 PM.  A service will be held in the funeral home on Monday, October 17, 2022 at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Michael Stanton officiating.  Interment will follow in Mount Vernon Cemetery.

 


Abby Doehla

October 10, 2022 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

Albert D. “Abby” Doehla, 77, of Carnegie, PA died Friday, October 7, 2022 at UPMC Mercy.  Born in McKeesport, PA on August 5, 1945, he was the son of the late Albert R. “Pro” Doehla and Marie Lena Kasten Doehla.  He was a retired veteran’s representative for Career Link, and loved serving his fellow veterans in his occupation.  He is survived by his wife, Linda Schoen, his daughters, Katie and Rachel (Mike), his son, Chris (Megan), grandson Connor, nephew, Robert Parker, great nephew, Charlie, and great great nephews, Mason and Tate.  He was preceded in death by his sister, Frances Bloss and his brother, Zane F. Doehla.  Abby was a graduate of McKeesport High School and earned his bachelor’s degree at the California University of Pennsylvania and served his country in the U.S. Army as a veteran of the Vietnam War.   Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 is in charge of arrangements.  The family suggests contributions to a favorite charity.

 


Bruce Robert Baxter

September 16, 2022 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

Bruce Baxter, age 76, of Sharpsburg, Pennsylvania died peacefully on September 6, 2022. Bruce grew up full of potential. He attended Cornell and Bucknell Universities and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh, where his favorite activity was singing in the Pitt Men’s Glee Club. Bruce was bright, engaging and kindhearted. He had an infectious personality and had many friends. However, Bruce faced great obstacles throughout his life arising from the rapid cycling version of bipolar mental illness, which was first diagnosed when he was 18 years old.  Bruce never reached his full life potential because he had to overcome not only the challenges arising from his mental illness, but also the lack of full parity of treatment for mental health, versus physical ailments. Yet Bruce accomplished a great deal. He was an outstanding salesman, wrote poetry, and had a great singing voice. Bruce loved all of his family: His late parents, Robert and June Baxter of McKeesport; his late uncle and aunt Glenn and Dorothy Fehr of White Oak; his brother Brian Baxter and his wife Margo of Pittsburgh; Brian’s three sons, Scott Baxter of New York City and Max and Mitch of Pittsburgh; his brother Brent and his wife Celeste of St. Louis, Missouri and their children; Jared Baxter of Los Angeles, CA; Grant Baxter, of St. Louis; and cousins Doug and Sue Fehr of Pittsburgh and their extended family. Bruce was especially close with his brother Brian, and the two brothers shared a lifetime bond of brotherly love.  Bruce and Brian shared many wonderful times together. Among the many treasured memories of Brian Baxter of his brother are vacations and travel (especially to Chautauqua Lake), and attendance at cultural and sports events. Bruce was a huge Steelers fan and loved to watch Steelers games with his brother. There were other times when Bruce needed assistance from his brother Brian to help him deal with numerous crises which occurred when his illness cycled into difficult terrain. Bruce also had to cope with the lack of adequate housing arrangements in the Pittsburgh area for those dealing with mental health challenges. However, Bruce never gave up. No matter how much he was knocked down, he got back up and was able to lead an extraordinary life, given the challenges that he faced. Bruce's faith also sustained him.  The family would like to thank Bruce's medical treatment team at the Benedum Geriatric Center for the compassionate medical care provided to him. Also, the family would like to thank the support staff and the consumers at Bruce's mental health support groups: Peoples Oakland and Compeer Life friends. Also, the majority of owners, administrators and personal care aides at the personal care homes where Bruce lived provided compassionate care to him. The family is grateful for the many personal care aides who assisted Bruce, who were overworked and underpaid. May we work towards a society where everyone is treated with decency and respect.  Memorial contributions may be made to PLEA, 733 South Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15221 (the umbrella organization to Compeer Life friends which is a wonderful resource for mental health consumers in the Pittsburgh area.)  Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 is in charge of arrangements.  A memorial service will take place at Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church, 384 Fox Chapel Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15238 at 11:00 am on Saturday, October 8, 2022, with a reception to follow. Please RSVP for the reception to:  brianhbaxterskier@gmail.com. Finally, the family would like to relay Bruce’s favorite greeting: “May you receive all of God’s love and extend God’s love to all of those that you love.”

 


Brian Marc Gerendash

August 09, 2022 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

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.

 


Sidney J. Goldberg

July 31, 2022 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

Sidney J. Goldberg, 92, of North Versailles died July 30, 2022 at his home.  Born in McKeesport, May 8, 1930, son of the late Edward and Eva Goldberg and husband of the late Judith Smith Goldberg, he is survived by his sister in law, Jeanne Lenhart of Delmont, also by nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his brothers, Leonard M. and Joseph J. Goldberg, brother in law, William J. Smith and sister in law, Janet Adams. He served in the U.S. Army for 17 months in the Far East during the Korean War.  His family was in business in McKeesport from 1906 to 1968, when he and his brother moved to North Versailles and operated Goldberg’s Men’s Clothes until Joseph’s death in 1982.  Mr. Goldberg operated the Gold Bug news mart until his retirement.  He was a member, officer, and board member of the Temple B’nai Israel, and a founder, officer, and board member of M.Y.A.R.C. for 20 years.  At his request, a graveside service will be held Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at 1:00 PM in the Temple B’nai Israel Cemetery with Rabbi Howard Stein officiating.  Hunter Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.  Contributions may be made to your favorite charity.

 


George W. Croushore II

July 28, 2022 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

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.

 

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