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David C. Brown

January 19, 2022 |

By Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home - Crematory | Posted in: Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory

David C. Brown, age 77 of McKeesport, died at AHN Forbes Hospital on January 15, 2022. Born December 18, 1944, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late George and Elizabeth (Moore) Brown and the husband of Kathryn A. (Shea) Brown of 31 years.

Dave currently worked as a driving instructor with Rodgers Driving School. David was a longtime member of the First Church of the Open Bible. He was a Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers fan. Dave was a Civil War History buff and enjoyed puzzles and chess.

 
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Brian K. Downes,

January 19, 2022 |

By Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home - Crematory | Posted in: Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory

Brian K. Downes, age 48, of Trafford, died January 14, 2022, at home. Born August 25, 1973, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late John G. "Jack" and Cecelia "Dolly" (Onufer) Downes.

Brian was currently working for TAKTL, LLC Company. He enjoyed spending time with his family. Brian loved the Steelers, Penguins, and playing any sport he could. He also shot a lot of pool! Brian Graduated from Ohio University with a degree in Industrial Hygiene and applied that learning to all the jobs he was in aiming to keep people as safe as possible.

 
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Daniel G. Wynn

January 10, 2022 |

By Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home - Crematory | Posted in: Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory

Daniel G. Wynn, 93, died Friday, January 7, 2022, at Jefferson Hills Rehabilitation and Wellness Center, in Jefferson Hills, PA. Born November 30, 1928, in McKeesport, PA, he was the son of the late Homer E. and Elizabeth Marie (McCartney) Wynn.
He is survived by his sister, Mary Elizabeth Barchie of Mt Juliet, TN, and over 23 nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Edith Esther (Cipriani) Wynn, brothers John (Jack) G. Wynn of Hilton Head, SC, Francis Xavier Wynn of Pahrump, NV, James Miller Wynn of White Oak, PA and Charles Richard Wynn of West Hills, CA. He was a retired teacher from the Diocese of Pittsburgh Schools, held an extensive knowledge of American history, and was an avid reader.

 
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Rebecca Kofile

January 06, 2022 |

By Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home - Crematory | Posted in: Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory

Rebecca Kofile, age 59, of Flower Mound, TX, died December 29, 2021, at home. Born October 24, 1962, in Uniontown, PA, she was the daughter of the late Charles Provance and Betty (Leisure) Provance and the wife of Frank Kofile.
Rebecca is survived by her son, Joshua Kofile, and brothers, Melvin and Frank Provance; also nieces and nephews.  
In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her brother, Charles Provance, and sister, Mary McCallister.
Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Friday, January 7, 2022, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.
Private burial will be in Fairview cemetery.
Supervisor, Chris Odasso

 


Ruth N. (Haberland) Massung

January 06, 2022 |

By Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home - Crematory | Posted in: Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory

Ruth N. Massung, age 84, of White Oak, died January 3, 2022, at UPMC McKeesport Hospital. Born March 14, 1937, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Thelma (Kim) Haberland and the loving wife of Patrick Massung for 44 years. Ruth loved to cook, and baking was her specialty. She had many recipes and was always trying something new for her family to taste. She also enjoyed her garden and tending to plants around the home. Above all, she was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother.

 
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Kelly A. Moffitt

December 30, 2021 |

By Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home - Crematory | Posted in: Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory

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Kelly A. (Carroll) Moffitt, age 50, of McKeesport, died December 29, 2021, at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital.  Born August 18, 1971, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of George and Linda (Squire) Carroll.

Kelly was a 1989 graduate of Elizabeth Forward High School.  Growing up, she enjoyed time spent with family camping in Ligonier.  She was always at her son's sporting events, cheering them on and supporting them.  Once she became a grandmother, she would spend time watching and bonding with them in her home.

 
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Richard P. Sobek

December 29, 2021 |

By Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home - Crematory | Posted in: Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory

Richard P. Sobek, age 73, of White Oak, died December 28, 2021, at home.  Born January 10, 1948, in North Versailles, he was the son of the late John and Anna (Zayc) Sobek.

 
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Theodore J. Kampert

December 28, 2021 |

By Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home - Crematory | Posted in: Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory

Theodore J. Kampert, age 67, of McKeesport, died December 28, 2021, at home.  Born September 19, 1954, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Joseph and Edith (Pickell) Kampert.  Theodore was a Veteran and served with the Marines.  He worked for Murphy's in the warehouse, U.S Steel Duquesne Works, and the McKeesport School District.  He always enjoyed going to Pirate games with his brother at Three Rivers Stadium and PNC Park.

 
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Mary J. Zoller

December 23, 2021 |

By Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home - Crematory | Posted in: Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory

Mary J. Zoller, age 85, of Port Vue, died December 22, 2021, at AHN Jefferson Hospital.  Born May 21, 1936, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late John and Nina (Ginardi) Sainato.

She is survived by children, Zoe (Arthur) Pero and Julius (Sarah Peck) Zoller; grandchildren, Timothy Minkus and Derek (Mary Beth) Pero; great-grandchildren, Makenzie Minkus, Marrisa Minkus, Derek Pero, Jr., and Stephanie Pero; sisters-in-law, Amy Sinot and Catherine Sinot.  She was also preceded in death by brothers, Anthony, Thomas, Samuel, and Nick Sinot, and a nephew, John Sinot.

Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Thursday, December 30, 2021, from 2 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 4 p.m.  Condolences and memories may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.
Chris Odasso, Supervisor

 


Carol Ann Thomas

December 23, 2021 |

By Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home - Crematory | Posted in: Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory

Carol Ann Thomas, age 73, of North Versailles, died December 22, 2021, at Jefferson Hills Rehabilitation and Wellness Center.  Born March 30, 1948, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late William Betz, Sr., and Agnes Betz and loving wife of Peter Thomas for 46 years.
  Carol earned her Bachelor of Science in Education from the California University of Pennsylvania and then her Master's Degree from Penn State University.  Carol would become a teacher at the former Central Catholic School on Versailles Avenue in McKeesport and then at Allegheny Intermediate Unit teaching disabled students.  She enjoyed traveling with her husband, visiting Wildwood for 26 years every end of August, where they would enjoy walking on the boardwalk and loafing on the beach.  They also traveled out west in a motor home, visiting 17 states.  While on their trip out west, they took in the sites of the Cheyenne Rodeo.  Carol was skilled with her hands knitting and creating beautiful crafts year-round.  She also enjoyed baking nut rolls, lady locks, and other cookies, especially around the holidays.

 
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Patricia Ann Boboth

December 16, 2021 |

By Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home - Crematory | Posted in: Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory

Patricia Ann Boboth, age 58, of Glassport, passed away December 14, 2021, at UPMC McKeesport Hospital.  Born November 6, 1963, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of Albert and Mary Sue (Domer) Boboth of Davenport, IA.  

Patty graduated from Serra Catholic High School and Penn State University. She worked at the Whale’s Tale Shelter for Homeless Youth in Pittsburgh. Later, she worked at the UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital in Pittsburgh.

In addition to her parents, Patty is survived by siblings, Cindy (Paul) Boboth of Port Vue, PA, Paul Boboth of Davenport, IA, and Elaine (Mike) Moeller of Davenport, IA; nephew, Mason, and niece, Bella Moeller of Davenport, IA.

A private family viewing will take place at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory as per Patty's wishes. Interment at Round Hill Cemetery.  Condolences and memories may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com
Chris Odasso, Supervisor

 


Andrew Paul "Rocky" Dudik

December 15, 2021 |

By Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home - Crematory | Posted in: Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory

Andrew Paul "Rocky" Dudik, age 87, of Port Vue, died December 13, 2021, at Havencrest Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.  Born July 8, 1934, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Michael and Julia (Vojnik) Dudik and the loving husband of Louise (Nichols) Dudik for 64 years.

Rocky was a cabinet maker in McKeesport and honed his craft over many years.  The skills he learned while cabinet making also led him to work on and refinish antiques.  He took pride in his yard and garden tending to flowers, the Japanese Maple Tree, and planting grass plugs throughout the yard to keep it beautiful.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Amy (Anthony) Ganzak; grandchildren, Amber Ondrey, Ashley Ondrey, and Andrew Ondrey; great-grandchildren, Noah and Addison; a brother, William "Bill" Dudik, and nieces, and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by a son, Andrew "Drew" Dudik; siblings, Anna Parler, Margaret Stoffer, Bette Connors, Michael Dudik, Joseph Dudik, John Dudik, and his beloved dog Hershey.

Arrangements were entrusted to Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory.  Condolences and memories may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.
Chris Odasso, Supervisor.

 


Rosetta "Rae" Zurovcik

December 13, 2021 |

By Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home - Crematory | Posted in: Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory

Rosetta "Rae" Zurovcik, age 97, of Port Vue, died December 11, 2021, at Halcyon Senior Living. Born April 19, 1924, in London, England, she was the daughter of the late William Henry and Mary Anne (Hewson) Brewer and the wife of the late Joseph S. Zurovcik for 63 blessed years.

Rae retired from South Allegheny School District as a cafeteria worker. She was a South Allegheny Band Parent and a Port Vue Legionettes drill instructor, American Legion Post 447.

 
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Richard "Daddy Cash" Smith

December 10, 2021 |

By Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home - Crematory | Posted in: Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory

Richard "Daddy Cash" Smith, age 95, of Forest Hills, died December 8, 2021, at Forbes. Born September 30, 1926, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late Lawrence Herbert and Hazel Smith and the husband of the late Marion (Morris) Smith.

Richard retired from the Aiken Ave Meat Market, where he was part owner. He previously worked for Banker Litho-Graphics printing checks. Richard was a United States Army Veteran. He was a member of the First Evangelical Free Church in McKeesport. Richard played the trombone professionally and was named the "Jazz-man of Pittsburgh."

He is survived by his son, Greg (Sandy) Smith of White Oak, three grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was also preceded in death by his siblings, Rex, Marge, and Hebert Smith.
Funeral services were private. There will be a memorial gathering to attend at a later date.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.
Supervisor, Chris Odasso

 


Wanda R. Witt

December 09, 2021 |

By Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home - Crematory | Posted in: Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory

Wanda R. Witt, age 90, of McKeesport, passed away on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, surrounded by her loving family.  Born November 2, 1931, in Dunbar, PA, she was the daughter of the late George and Estella (Hagerman) Leapline and the wife of the late Cray Graydon Witt.   
Wanda is survived by two wonderful daughters, Laura Van Meter and Arlene (Michael) George; grandchildren, Matthew (Jolena) Van Meter, Victoria (Jared) Van Meter, Andrew (Trish) Van Meter, Samantha George, and Adam George; great-grandchildren, Vanetta, Morgan, and Lucas.

 
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