Florence Louise (Harden) Mitchell

September 06, 2016 |

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Florence Louise (Harden) Mitchell, age 98 of White Oak, passed away on September 5, 2016 at Walden’s View Senior Living.  Born May 22, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Bernard and Phyllis (Steiner) Harden and the wife of the late Campbell Mitchell.  She is survived by children, Joyce (Paul) Konkol, of North Huntingdon, David (Lois) Mitchell, of St. Augustine, FL, and Doris (Tony) Martino, of North Huntingdon.  She was the grandmother of 8, great-grandmother of 12, and great-great-grandmother of 5.  She was preceded in death by her daughter, Phyllis McLay, 3 brothers, and 2 sisters.  Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Thursday from 11 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 1 p.m.  Interment will follow at Mt. Vernon Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the White Oak Animal Safe Haven 2295 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131.  The family would like to give a special thanks to the staff of Walden’s View, North Huntingdon and the staff of Bridges Hospice Care.  Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Dolores C. Stawicki

September 02, 2016 |

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Dolores C. Stawicki, age 90 of McKeesport, passed away on Friday, September 2, 2016 in Sewickley. Born April 7, 1926 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Adele (Tomkowitz) Novak and loving wife of the late Edward F. Stawicki. Dolores was a longtime parishioner of Corpus Christi Church, formerly St. Mary Czestochowa Church, where she was a member of the Christian Mothers. She is survived by her daughter, Kathleen L. (David) Kovacs of Sewickley; granddaughter, Rebecca Ann (Jarrett) Criss; sister, Loretta Tatarzyn of North Huntingdon; niece and three nephews; and sister-in-law, Florence Menes. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Sunday, September 4, 2016 from 2-7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, September 5, 2016 at 10 a.m. at Corpus Christi Church. Father Steven Palsa will officiate. Entombment will be private at New St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Good Samaritan Hospice, 3500 Brooktree Road, Wexford PA 15090. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Daniel Krejdovsky

August 28, 2016 |

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Daniel Stephen Krejdovsky, age 75 of White Oak, passed away on August 28, 2016.  Born September 5, 1940 in Braddock, he was the son of the late Stephen and Hedwig Krejdovsky, and the beloved husband of Joan Krejdovsky for 54 years.  Dan was a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service for 43 years and a member of the Letter Carriers Union over 50.  He was an animal lover and would often bring home pets on his route that no longer had a home.  He also enjoyed spending time at the family cottage at Pymatuning Lake. In addition to his wife he is survived by his children, Matthew (Regina) Krejdovsky, Meg Pero, David (Karen) Krejdovsky, and Dan (Janette) Krejdovsky; grandchildren, who affectionately referred to him as “Pappy”, Zachary, Brittney (Shawn) Krznaric, Samantha, Nicole, Emma, Laney, and Daniel; great-grandson, Tristan and also nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 in St. Angela Church at 11 a.m.  Rev. Fr. Kevin Dominik will officiate.  Interment will follow at New. St. Joseph Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the White Oak Animal Safe Haven.

 

Irene Prokop

August 27, 2016 |

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Elizabeth Township, formerly of McKeesport

Irene (Bodnar) Prokop, 88, of Elizabeth Township, formerly of McKeesport, passed away Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, at Country Meadows of South Hills.  Born May 24, 1928, in Hungary, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Magdalene (Lakatos) Bodnar; and wife of the late Emil "Moe" Prokop.  Irene worked for Bell Telephone as a service representative and then went on to retire as a teacher's aide from Allegheny Intermediate Unit. She also volunteered at McKeesport and St. Clair Hospital. She is survived by her daughter, Joyce (Keith) Drudy, Kenny (Linda) Prokop and Richard (Lisa) Prokop; grandchildren, Darren Drudy, Kristen (Bevan) Drudy-Court, Richard Prokop II and Lyndsay Prokop. She was preceded in death by her sister, Zella Kozusko; and brother, Alex Bodnar. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016, at JAYCOX-JAWORSKI FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, at St. Michael Church in Elizabeth.  Father Thomas Wagner will officiate. Interment will follow at St. Nicholas Cemetery.

 

David A. Demchak

August 26, 2016 |

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David A. Demchak, age 71 of McKeesport, formerly of Clairton, passed away Friday, August 26, 2016 at UPMC McKeesport. Born February 20, 1945 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Joseph Demchak and Anna (Hrehocik) Demchak-Durkay, and step-son of the late John Durkay. Dave was a graduate of Clairton High School, and upon graduation joined the Air Force and honorably served our country during the Vietnam Era. He later went on to work in the accounting department for US Steel, having retired after many years of service. Following his retirement, Dave proudly started his own landscaping and lawn service business, Demchak Landscaping, and also worked as a PA Constable and was a Democratic Committeeman for the City of McKeesport. He enjoyed spending time with his family and two dogs, Yogi and Snickers, and he will be missed at Dot's Family Restaurant where he could often be seen with his friends and neighbors. He is survived by his son, David (Molly) Demchak of Monroeville and their children, Alaina, Ryan, Nathan, Lucas and Shane; daughter, Deana (Greg) Washburn of Easton, PA and their children, Alexis, Bailey, Clayton, Chloe and Halle; son, Derek (Rebecca) Demchak of Allentown, PA and their children, Sarah and Jacob; siblings, Donald (Sharon) Demchak of Plano, TX, Joann (the late Harry) Lentz of Clairton and Paul (Micky) Kearns of Munhall; companion Lauretta DeCello and former wife, Dolly Demchak. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Sunday, August 28, 2016 from 6-9 p.m. and Monday, August 29, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 10 a.m. at Corpus Christi Church. Father Steven Palsa will officiate. Inurnment will be private at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies. Memorial donations may be made to Troopers Helping Troopers Foundation, 3625 Vartan Way, Harrisburg, PA 17110. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Robert J. Fransko

August 21, 2016 |

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Robert J. Fransko, age 85 of White Oak, died August 21, 2016 at Shelbourne Personal Care in Butler.  Born July 4, 1931 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Stephan and Helen (Brooks) Fransko and husband of Marcia Mae (Matwick) Fransko.  He was retired from U.S. Steel, where he worked as a Shipping Department Supervisor and also served in the Army during the Korean Conflict.  In addition to his wife, he is survived by sons, Scott Gregory and Douglas Stephan Fransko; daughter, Melissa Ann Corbelli; sister, Patricia Babyak; sister-in-law, Darlene O’Toole.  Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.  Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory from 11am until the time of the funeral service at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, August 23, 2016.  Entombment will follow at Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.  Memorial contributions may be made to the White Oak Animal Safe Haven or the Salvation Army.

 

William T. Dupier

August 21, 2016 |

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William T. “Bill” Dupier, age 78 of Port Vue, passed on August 20, 2016 at AHN Jefferson Hospital.  Born February 12, 1938 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late William and Helen (Staniek) Dupier and husband of Margaret (Cusick) Dupier for 51 years.  Bill was a great husband, father, and grandfather, who provided for his family after working for nearly 4 decades with U.S. Steel.  He had a love and appreciation for sports and enjoyed to challenge himself with difficult crossword and jigsaw puzzles. In addition to his wife, his is survived by daughters, Ann (Fran McDonald) Minicucci, of White Oak, Renee (Denny) Lawver, of Lancaster, PA,  and Paula (Keith) Gillen, of Greenfield; grandchildren, Kristen, Tommy, Michael, Kathleen, Matthew, and Sydney; sister, Barbara Cessna, of Milwaukee, WI; brothers, Walter Dupier, of York, PA and Robert Dupier, of North Huntingdon.  He is also survived by nieces and nephews.  Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 from 4-8 p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, August 24, 2016, 10a.m. at Corpus Christi Parish.  Rev. Steven Palsa will officiate.  Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Frank J. Plaza

August 20, 2016 |

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Frank J. Plaza, age 98 of North Versailles, passed away on Wednesday August 17, 2016 at Manor Care Monroeville.  Born May 11, 1918 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Casimir and Sophia (Kulasa) Plaza, and loving husband of the late Virginia (Duyec) Plaza. He is survived by his daughter, Denise Plaza-Martin and her husband Klancy Martin of Harmony, Rhode Island; grandchildren, Zachary Martin (Samantha Hughes) of Denver, CO, Grady Martin and Connor Martin, both living in Pittsburgh; siblings, Andrew (Sue) Plaza of Erie and Gladys (Sal) Gonillo of Waterbury, CT; and his beloved and devoted care giver of 7 years, Cindy Wilkins. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Walter and Stanley Plaza; and sisters, Nell Chrillo, Jane Kellar and Bernice Gall.  He is also survived by his cousin, Helen Gibala and many nieces and nephews. Frank was an officer of McKeesport PNA lodge 352 for over 40 years, where he enjoyed many years of friendship and comradery. Another great joy in his life was his hunting camp in Venango County which he shared with his hunting buddies. During the depression, Frank joined the CCC and was sent to Renovo, PA to earn money to help support his family.  World War II made Frank a soldier at age 25 as a member of Company B 311th engineer combat battalion, where he specialized in Highway Construction and was also qualified as a sharpshooter.  His honors include the Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Victory Medal, American Theater Ribbon, and the Europe Asia Middle East Theater Ribbon with 1 bronze star.  After the war, Frank continued working for US Steel Christy Park Works as a crane operator.  He retired in 1981 with 40 years of service. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Thursday, August 25, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, August 26, 2016 at 10 a.m. at Corpus Christi Church with Father Steven Palsa officiating.  Burial with military honors will follow at St. Mary Polish Cemetery.  The family so appreciates the many years of dedicated service provided by the East Allegheny Meals on Wheels, 249 Lincoln Highway, North Versailles, PA 15137.   If so inclined, donations to this wonderful organization would be greatly appreciated.  Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Opal V. Evans

August 17, 2016 |

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Opal V. Evans, age 91 of McKeesport, died on August 17, 2016 at Redstone Highlands in Murrysville. Born October 18, 1924 in Export, she was the daughter of the late Orlando and Mercedes (Painter) Evans. Opal retired after 41 years as a secretary from Westinghouse and was a member of St. John Evangelical Church in McKeesport. She is survived by her brothers, Nelson Evans of Liberty Borough and Larry Evans of Spartanburg, SC; sisters, Dolores Downs of Mechanicsburg, PA and Aileen Seachrist of Monroeville, and also nieces and nephews.  A funeral service will be held on Friday, August 19, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory. Burial will be private at Emmanuel Cemetery in Export.  Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Sandy Criscuolo

August 12, 2016 |

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Sandy Criscuolo, age 71 of McKeesport, passed away on Thursday, August 11, 2016 at PinnacleHealth West Shore Hospital in Mechanicsburg. Born April 25, 1945 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late John and Martha (Holmes) Heath and loving wife of John Criscuolo for 54 years. Sandy was well known in the community as the deli manager at Marraccini Market, where she worked for 35 years until its closing. She later went on to work as a lunch aide at White Oak Elementary School. She was a member of St. Patrick Church in Christy Park, and dedicated her life to helping animals, especially her cherished new puppy, Teddy. Above all, Sandy found joy in spending time with her grandchildren, who were her pride and joy. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children; Pamela (Bob) Szajnuk of Enola, PA and Timothy (Michelle) Criscuolo of South Chesterfield, VA; grandchildren, David, Kimmi, Nicholas, Danielle and Matthew; and many nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Faye Tatters; brother-in-law, Richard Tatters and her beloved golden retriever, Precious. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Sunday, August 14, 2016 from 5-9 p.m. and Monday, August 15, 2016 from 6-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated, 10:00a.m., on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at St. Patrick Church in Christy Park.  Father Vince Velas will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to the White Oak Animal Safe Haven, 2295 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Andrew P. "Phil" Sobczak

August 12, 2016 |

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 Andrew P. “Phil” Sobczak, age 57 of Port Vue, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, August 11, 2016 at his home. Born May 10, 1959 in McKeesport, he was the son of Raymond M. Sobczak and the late Mary E. (Chapaylo) Sobczak. Andrew was a graduate of Rosedale Technical Institute specializing in automotive mechanics and diesel technology. He was a certified PA state inspection mechanic currently working as an automotive fleet technician for Iron City Uniform Co. in Pittsburgh. He was a long time member of Corpus Christi Parish, formerly St. Mary Czestochowa Parish. In addition to his father, he is survived by his brother, Dennis R. (the late Lynn) Sobczak of Elizabeth; nieces and nephews; and great nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Saturday, August 13, 2016 from 6-9 p.m. and Sunday, August 14, 2016 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, August 15, 2016 at 10 a.m. at Corpus Christi Church. Father Steven M. Palsa will officiate. Burial will follow at New St. Joseph Cemetery. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Mary M. Mika

August 07, 2016 |

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Mary M. Mika, age 93, of McKeesport, died on August 7, 2016 at UPMC McKeesport.  Born November 28, 1922 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Ignatius and Mary (Yasewich) Reznar, and the wife of the late Joseph S. Mika.  She is survived by her daughters, Donna J. (Cliff) Smith, of Castle Shannon, Mary V. (William) Marshall, of McKeesport, and Gloria A. Miller, of McKeesport; grandchildren; Kenneth and Richard Smith, Rachel and Mallory Marshall, and Trevor Miller; also survived by nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her son, Joseph S. Mika, Jr.; brothers, Stanley and Eddie Przybyla.  Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Wednesday from 4-8 p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, 10 a.m. at Corpus Christi Church.  Fr. Paul Voida will officiate.  Interment will follow at St. Mary Polish Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association 1100 Liberty Avenue, Ste. E-201, Pittsburgh, PA  15222.  Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Gertrude M. Himich

August 05, 2016 |

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Gertrude M. Himich, age 92 of McKeesport, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on August 5, 2016.  She was born on February 12, 1924 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Frank and Gertrude (Lewandowski) Kulczynski and the wife of the late Michael Himich.  Gertrude worked for Murphy’s Warehouse and the Carnegie Library of McKeesport.  She loved Polkas and most of all, spending time with her family.  She is survived by her sons, Dale (Debbie) and Michael (Carol) Himich; daughters, Barbara (Thomas) Kostovny, of West Mifflin and Susan (Thom) Himich; grandchildren, Shawn (Stacey), Christina, Diana, Christopher, Melissa, Amber (Steve), Michael, Daniel, and Joseph; great-grandson, Shawn, Jr., and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her son, David; granddaughter, April; brothers, Harry, Edward, Frank, Raymond and Donald; sister, Betty.  Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Sunday from 2-9 p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, 11 a.m., at Corpus Christi Church.  Fr. Steven Palka will officiate.  Interment will follow at St. Mary Polish Cemetery.  Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Mary Ann Tassone

August 02, 2016 |

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Mary Ann Tassone, age 55, of West Newton, formerly of Brentwood, was freed from her battle with cystic fibrosis on August 1, 2016 at UPMC Presbyterian. Born December 20, 1960 in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Dorothy (Stiles) Hoffman and proud wife of Larry Tassone for 28 years. Mary Ann was a certified esthetician, however her greatest joy was being a homemaker and mother. She was truly a "real life Betty Crocker", and will be remembered for her amazing cooking and baking. She also enjoying spending time fishing with her husband and feeding the bunnies that would visit her in her backyard. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughter, Lauren Marie Tassone, of home; siblings, Edward Hoffman, Patti Gilmore, Doris Papariella and Kathy Bryer; mother-in-law, Phyllis Tassone; father-in-law, Joseph Tassone; brother-in-law, Joseph Tassone; sister-in-law, Jennifer Lazaris; nephews, Josh, Jason, Shane and Cole Tassone; nieces, Kattie and Samantha Jones; and many other nieces, nephews and friends. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Darlene Hoffman; brother, Michael Hoffman; and her faithful dog, Lucky. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Thursday, August 4, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, August 5, 2016 at 11 a.m. at St. Angela Merici Church. Father Kevin Dominic will officiate. Memorial donations are suggested to support the Tassone Family at www.gofundme.com/2h9788s. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Rose L. Carrozza

July 30, 2016 |

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Rose L. Carrozza, age 88 of North Huntingdon, formerly of North Versailles, passed away at home on July 30, 2016.  Born June 12, 1928 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Helen Zuccarillo and wife of the late Anthony Carrozza.  Rose was retired from the East Allegheny School District, and she also worked for various doctor offices as well as McKeesport Hospital.  She was a member of the Palenese Women’s Club of Christy Park and a former swimming instructor at the McKeesport YMCA.  She was a Steelers fanatic and had a love of old movies, crime shows, game shows, and rooted for the underdog, such as her previously deceased dog Scrapper.  She is survived by her daughters, Paula Carrozza, of Virginia Beach, VA and Linda Mitchell, of North Huntingdon; grandson, Ryan (Sanya Sandhal) Honick, of Chicago, IL; brother-in-law Bernard Carrozza.  Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Monday, August 1, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, August 2, 2016, 10 a.m., at St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon. Entombment will follow at New St. Joseph Cemetery.  Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

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