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Richard W. "Rick" Monaghan

June 20, 2022 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

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.

 


Rae Papernick

June 14, 2022 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

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.

 
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Duane G. Junker

June 06, 2022 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

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.

 


Frank Joseph Halas

June 02, 2022 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

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.

 


Elizabeth Chempolil Laube

April 26, 2022 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

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.

 


Carol Ann Miller

March 04, 2022 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

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.

 


Kalli Bellas

February 26, 2022 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

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.

 


Richard G. Krall

January 26, 2022 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

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.

 
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Agnes M. Sutter

January 26, 2022 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

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.

 


Dominic A Denardo

December 09, 2021 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

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.

 


Isabel Gleditsch

November 17, 2021 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

Isabel Gleditsch, 69, died Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at UPMC Shadyside.  Born in McKeesport, July 10, 1952, she was the daughter of the late Reuben and Caroline Madera and wife of the late Kenneth E. Gleditsch.  A caregiver specializing in private care, she loved her daughter and son in law, cared for her neighbors, was an animal lover, especially of her dog Princess, and loved the slot machines.  She is survived by her daughter and son in law, Kendra Gleditsch (Kurt) Szymczak of Munhall, brothers, Ernie Madera of Ft. Lauderdale, FL and Thomas (Sonia) Madera of Dravosburg, brother in law, Roger Christie, also by nieces and nephews:  Lauren Madera (Joe) Farrell, Austin Farrell, Beau Farrell, Stacy Madera, Mike Wagner, Ryleigh Wagner, Janelle Wagner, Jasmine Wallace, Dion Wallace, Eva Saunders, and Josh Dielman.  Friends will be received in the Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 from 3-5 PM with a service following in the funeral home.

 


Raymond F. Myers

November 04, 2021 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

Raymond F. Myers, 80, of North Huntingdon, formerly of McKeesport, died Monday, November 1, 2021 in Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg.  Born in McKeesport, December 9, 1940, he was the son of the late Woodrow and Martha E. Filson Myers and the husband of the late Nila Pearson Myers.  A retired banker with First Commonwealth Bank, he was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Irwin, a member of the board of directors of the McKeesport Regional History and Heritage Center, and served as an elder at the former Central Presbyterian Church of McKeesport.  A graduate of McKeesport High School, he earned his master’s degree at Duquesne University.  He is survived by his son, Scott (Ann) Myers of North Huntingdon, his daughter, Laurie (Stephen) Junker of North Huntingdon, 5 grandchildren, Adam, Alex, Eric, Brett, and Grace, and by his sister, Karen (Terry) Hammer of Huntington Beach, CA.

 
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Alma Simon Balter

October 27, 2021 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

Alma Balter, loved and adored mother, grandmother, great grandmother, pillar and historian of her family, died Oct. 24 peacefully in her sleep in Culver City, California. She was 104, which is to say, she enjoyed the full ride of life.  Her death sparks true sadness, but even more admiration for a life well lived.

Born 5/5/17, as in, 1917, she was most proud of her large family and served as its matriarch.

Alma was the eldest child of Edith Firestone Simon, who played cornet in a ladies’ orchestra in the steel town of McKeesport, Pa., and Abraham Marcus Simon, dean of the city’s legal establishment and president for life of Temple B’nai Israel. She spoke constantly and fondly of her two younger brothers, James Simon, and Henry Simon, of L.A, who predeceased her.

 
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Dorothy Jane White

October 17, 2021 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

Dorothy Jane White, 97, of West Mifflin, formerly of McKeesport, died Sunday, October 17, 2021 in Arrowood at Southwestern.  Born in McKeesport, March 29, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Samuel E. and Eva LaVette Hardwick.  Wife of the late Charles W. White, mother of the late Robert B. Peterson, sister of the late Caroline H. Beck, she is survived by her son and daughter in law, Lynn (Janet) Peterson of Oldsmar, FL, 1 granddaughter, and 4 great grandchildren.  Retired from the clinic at McKeesport Hospital, she was a member of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church.  Private entombment will take place in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park Mausoleum.  Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 is in charge of funeral arrangements.  The family suggests contributions to the St. Vincent Development Fund, Latrobe, PA.

 


George W. Haile, Sr.

October 12, 2021 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

George W. Haile, Sr., 92, died Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at home.  Born in Greensburg, Westmoreland County on November 4, 1928, he was the son of the late Wesley and Olivia Hall Haile and was preceded in death by his son, Harold Haile.  He is survived by his wife, Beverly Carpenter Haile, children, George W. Haile, Jr. of Jeannette, Timothy J. Haile of McKeesport, Jerry L. Haile of Natrona, Susan Richardson of Wilkinsburg, and Thomas C. Haile of McKeesport; also by 14 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, and his brother, John C. Haile of Sacramento, CA.  Mr. Haile was an electrical contractor and owner of G.W. Haile and Son Electric and was a member of the McKeesport Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.  Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 is in charge of funeral arrangements.

 

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