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Frank Hassko

March 26, 2021 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

Frank Hassko, 83, died Friday, March 26, 2021, at home.  Of McKeesport, he was born April 19, 1937 in Budapest, Hungary, son of the late Rose Hassko.  He was the owner of Residential Roofing Company, and is survived by his daughter, Candace Hassko of White Oak and his son, Frank Hassko of Cancun, Mexico.  A private graveside service and interment will be held Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at McKeesport & Versailles Cemetery.  Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 is in charge of arrangements.

 


Rachel Conrad

December 30, 2020 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

Rachel “Preppy” Laverne Conrad, 83, died Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at The Grove in North Huntingdon, PA. 

Born in McKeesport, April 8, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Joseph L. and Mollie Weiss Gonzales.  Wife of the late Harry Hobson and the late Harry Addison Conrad, Jr., she was preceded in death by sisters Rosalie Hansen, Miriam Diggs, and Esther Micklo, and brother Joseph Gonzales, Jr. 

She is survived by 3 sons, Jeffrey, Harry, and Bernie, loving grandchildren, sisters, Sylvia Hannen, Doris Amatuzzi, and Linda Micklo, brothers, David, Howard, Albert, and Carl Gonzales. 

Rachel was the manager of Housing Opportunities, Inc., a democratic committee woman in the 7th ward, was associated with Vienna Bakery, and was the matriarch of the family.

 
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Sherman E. Elias

December 15, 2020 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

Sherman E. Elias, 90, of White Oak, died Monday, December 14, 2020 at Sinai Hospital, Baltimore, MD.  Born in McKeesport, July 19, 1930, he was the son of the late Martin and Beatrice Davis Elias. 

Husband of the late Arlene Gland Elias, he is survived by his daughters, Ruth (Jacob) Gordon of Baltimore, MD and Mimi (Mitch) Maizlech of Israel, grandchildren, Naomi (Aryeh) Ho, Aaron Gordon, Shui Maizlech, Sammy Maizlech, Sarah Baila (Tzvi) Friedman, and the late David Gordon, great grandchildren, Meir Ho, Dovid Simcha Ho, and Ezra Ho, and by brother, Ray Elias of California. 

Mr. Elias was a member of the Congregation Gemilas Chesed and the Jewish War Veterans was a Korean War Veteran, serving in the U.S. Air Force. 

He was an insurance broker and real estate agent associated with the Lee Nationwide Agency of White Oak.

 
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Eleanor R. Smith

December 14, 2020 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

Eleanor R. Smith, 99, of White Oak, died Monday, December 14, 2020 at Grandview Estates. 

Born in McKeesport, February 20, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Nan Rae Reitler. 

Wife of the late John Wallace “Jack” Smith, she is survived by her children, Lee A. (Denise) Smith of Elizabeth Township, Sallie Smith of Nashville, TN, and Barb (Robert) Johnson of Elizabeth Township, grandchildren, Erik (Sarah) Smith and Amy Smith, and great granddaughter, Summer Smith.

 
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Reisse Jeanne Weiss

November 17, 2020 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

Reisse Jeanne Weiss, 92, of McKeesport, died Monday, November 16, 2020 at Canterbury Place.  Born in McKeesport, PA on May 23, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Louis A. and Frances Klein Palley.  Wife of the late Nathan Weiss, she is survived by her brother, Jon N. Palley of Meriden, CT, also by nieces and nephews.  Mrs. Weiss was a retired mental health advocate for the national, state, and regional Alliance for the Mentally Ill.  She was a member of the Temple B’nai Israel, life member of Hadassah, life member of Women International (formerly B’nai Brith), and the Jewish War Veterans Auxiliary.  A graveside service will be held Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 1:00 PM at the Temple B’nai Israel Cemetery with Rabbi Howard Stein officiating.  Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 is in charge of arrangements.

 


Bernice B. Croushore

November 15, 2020 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

Bernice B. Croushore, 70, of White Oak, died Friday, November 13, 2020 at Jefferson Hospital.  Born in McKeesport, February 24, 1950, she was the daughter of the late Roy J. Bohn, Dominic Schettino, and Elizabeth G. “Betty” Petrak Schettino. She is survived by her husband, George W. Croushore II; 2 daughters, Jennifer (Gary) Schafer of Jefferson Hills and Rebecca (Phillip) Cicco of North Huntingdon; 4 grandchildren; her sister, Helen Amanda Bohn of North Huntingdon; brother, Earl Bohn of Ben Avon; and was the sister in law of Jack and Linda Coushore of White Oak.  A private family viewing and service will be held Tuesday in the Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 with the Rev. Sue Washburn officiating.  Interment will follow in St. Clair Cemetery, Greensburg.

 
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William D. Oliver

September 25, 2020 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

William D. “Bill” Oliver, 75, of North Versailles, died Friday, September 25, 2020 at home.  Born in McKeesport, May 27, 1945, he was the son of the late Hugh David and Margaret Macey Oliver.  He was preceded in death by his brothers, James Oliver and Richard Oliver.  He is survived by his wife, Mary M. Hess Oliver; 2 sons, William C. (Kim) Oliver of North Versailles and Jeffrey D. (Melissa) Oliver of Penn Hills; 3 granddaughters, Kaitlin Oliver, Eliana Oliver, and Dakota Toughlinn; and his sister, Mary Louise Trapana of North Huntingdon.  Mr. Oliver was a US Army veteran, a 53 year member of the Smedley D. Butler Post #701, American Legion, and was a graduate of McKeesport High School.  He was a courier for Family Home Health, a refueler at the Allegheny County Airport, and worked at Lea’s Flower Shop in East McKeesport.  Friends will be received in the Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM.  A service will be held in the funeral home on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 2:00 PM.  Interment with military honors will follow on Friday, October 2, 2020 at 12:30 PM at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.

 


Howard R. Beharry

September 11, 2020 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

Howard R. Beharry, 68, of West Mifflin, died Friday, September 4, 2020 at his home.  Born in McKeesport, June 16, 1952, he was the son of the late John and Dorothy Neel Beharry.  He is survived by his son, Ryan R. (Allison) Beharry of West Mifflin, 2 grandchildren, Peyton Beharry of West Mifflin and Braedyn Pierrard of Penn Hills, his first wife, Marsha Gougler Brown of West Mifflin, and his brother, John J. Beharry of West Mifflin.

 
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Irene E. Ashton

August 18, 2020 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

Irene E. Ashton, 94, of McKeesport, died Monday, August 17, 2020 at Jefferson Hospital.  Born in McKeesport, February 9, 1926, daughter of the late Charles L. and Edna M. Spear Henderson, wife of the late Robert F. Ashton, sister of the late William C. Henderson, she is survived by her son and daughter in law, Robert F. (Pam) Ashton of Elizabeth Township, PA.  A lifetime member of the First Christian Church and the West Penn Hospital Nurse’s Alumni, she was a retired registered nurse.  She was a graduate of McKeesport High School and the West Penn Hospital School of Nursing.  Friends will be received in the Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 on Thursday, August 20, 2020 from 4-8 PM.  A graveside service will be held Friday, August 21, 2020 at 11:00 AM in Round Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Dave Shively officiating.

 


Irene A. Myers

July 21, 2020 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

Irene A. Myers, 88, of Port Vue, died Sunday, July 19, 2020, in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Oakland.  Born in Czechoslovakia on June 28, 1932, she was the daughter of John C. and Ann M. Macus Baran.  Wife of the late Thomas W. Myers, she is survived by 3 sons, Thomas J. Myers of Elizabeth Township, Craig A. (Mary Ann) Myers of Somerset, and Brian F. (Mary Beth) Myers of Lincoln Place, sister, Eleanor B. Baron of Jefferson Hills, also by 5 grandchildren and 1 great grandson.  Interment will take place in Calvary Cemetery, Port Vue.  Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 is in charge of arrangements.

 


Nicole A. Davis

July 07, 2020 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

Nicole A. Davis, 38, of East McKeesport, died Sunday, July 5, 2020, at her home.  Born in McKeesport, June 1, 1982, daughter of the late Charles D. Davis, Jr., she was the daughter of Richard and Michele Lukas Parrish of McKeesport.  Nicole is survived by her parents; daughter, Ladaija Glover of Clairton; brother, Brandon Davis of North Huntingdon; sister, Brooke Davis of McKeesport; also by 2 nieces, 2 nephews, 4 aunts, 1 uncle, and 2 kittens.  Friends will be received in the Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 on Thursday, July 9, 2020 from 2-7 PM, at which time a celebration of life service will be held.  Interment will follow in McKeesport and Versailles Cemetery at a later date.

 


Philip Stewart Slaugh

May 02, 2020 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

Philip Stewart Slaugh, on May 1, 2020, age 88, son of the late William Edward and Pearl Schiffer Slaugh, brother of the late Lawrence Andrew Slaugh.  Survived by wife Carolyn Ferguson Slaugh and son Donald William Slaugh.  Philip was a graduate of what is now Carnegie Mellon University with three degrees in music and education.  A retired music teacher with the West Mifflin Area School District, he was a member and past president of the Pittsburgh Musicians Union.  Phil played string bass with the Pittsburgh Opera Orchestra, the Pittsburgh Ballet Orchestra, and many church and community concerts, especially the McKeesport Symphony.  Due to the pandemic there will be no visitation, and private burial.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Pennsylvania Chapter, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC  20090-6011 or to the First Hungarian Reformed Church of Homestead in care of Lisa Toth, 517 Brierly Lane, Munhall, PA  15120.  Funeral arrangements are in charge of Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132.

 


Betty Langan

March 17, 2020 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

“Betty” Elizabeth Erwin Langan of McKeesport, 90, died on March 16, 2020.  The daughter of Shelby Erwin and Beatrice Cohoon Erwin.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband James “Jim” Langan, brother Frank Erwin and sister in-law Margret Erwin of  Dallas, TX, brother and sister in law Thomas Langan and Lois Langan of McKeesport, brother and sister in law Bob and Mary Berquist of Detroit MI. 

She is survived by sons, Jim (Mikel Lynn) of Johnstown  and Patrick Langan of McKeesport, nephews Dave Erwin and Mark Erwin of Austin TX, Jeff  (Terry) Erwin of Fort Worth Texas and their children, Erin Erwin of Chicago, Curtis Erwin of Denver Colorado, Thomas (Stephanie) Erwin of Dallas and their children Gabriel and Samantha, Cindy (Ian) Larsen of Dallas, Texas, Bob (Maureen) Berquist of Mulberry, Florida, Carl (Bobbie) Berquist of Vienna, VA, Nora (Matty) Moroun of Gross Point Shores,  Donald (Kathy) Berquist of Troy, Michigan, Jimmy (Cathy) Berquist of Gross Pointe Farms, Michigan and many nieces and nephews. 

She graduated 4th in her class of 735 people from McKeesport High School and received her teaching degree from Indiana State Teachers college (now IUP) going on to receive a master’s degree in education from Penn State.  She taught first, second, and fourth grade at Mifflin School in Pittsburgh for 13 years then retired to raise two children.  She worked as a lifeguard at the McKeesport YMCA where she rescued a man by using CPR and received a Christmas card from him for the rest of his life. 

Never one to stay still she took a course in computers when PCs first became popular and turned it into a second career.  

She taught for 15 years at CCAC South Campus, working in the computer lab and educating students in Intro to Computers.  She further developed a Page Maker course writing the curriculum and a book for the course.  She enjoyed teaching, flea markets, estate sales, collecting Depression glass and Ethan Allen Furniture, mystery books, and Downton Abbey.

 
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Lane Anthony Blair

January 08, 2020 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

Lane Anthony Blair, of Blairsville, died Sunday, January 5, 2020 at UPMC Children’s Hospital.  Born in Greensburg, December 31, 2019, he was the infant son of Michael and Kayla Cahill Blair.  In addition to his parents, Lane is survived by grandparents, Wendy and Paul Cahill of Blairsville, PA and Cheryl and Donald Fulton of Springfield, OH; great grandmother, Cathy Cahill of Plum Borough; also by aunts, uncles, and cousins.  Friends will be received in the Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 on Friday, January 10, 2020 from 11 AM until 12 PM.  A service will be held at noon with the Rev. Derek Campbell officiating.  Interment will follow in Allegheny Cemetery.  The family suggests contributions to Children’s Hospital, 4401 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA  15224.

 


Claire R. Iszauk

December 21, 2019 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

Claire R. Iszauk, 90, of McKeesport, died Friday, December 20, 2019 at UPMC Canterbury Place.  Born in the Bronx, NY, October 14, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Max and Ethel Weintraub Gland.  Co-owner of the former David’s of White Oak, she served as secretary for the Congregation Gemilas Chesed and Temple B’nai Israel.  Wife of the late David S. Iszauk, sister of the late Arlene Elias, she is survived by son Alan L. (Debbie) Iszauk of Monroeville, granddaughter Jenna Iszauk of Cleveland, OH, sister Rosalie (Morton) Opall of Uniontown, brother in law Sherman Elias and sister in law Sondra (Joe) Mendlowitz, also nieces and nephews.  She was a member of Congregation Gemilas Chesed and its Sisterhood, Temple B’nai Israel, Hadassah, B’nai Brith, and the McKeesport Heritage Center.  A service will be held Monday at 2 PM with visitation from 1 PM - 2 PM in the Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132.  Interment will follow in the New Gemilas Chesed Cemetery.  Contributions are suggested to Congregation Gemilas Chesed, Temple B’nai Israel, B’nai Brith Youth, or Chabad of Monroeville.

 

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