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John Paul Byrnes

September 25, 2021 |

By Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home | Posted in: Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home

 

John Paul Byrnes, December 26, 1916-September 23, 2021, of West Mifflin. Three months shy of his 105th birthday, John passed away peacefully, surrounded by his daughters, on Thursday, September 23, 2021. John was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie (Horten) Byrnes of 57 years, his parents, Emmett and Marie Byrnes and eight of his ten siblings, Bill (88), Andy (97), Betsy Gill (85), Bob (104), Elaine (100), Joe (91), Richard (28) and Jimmy (85). Those left behind to celebrate his life are his three daughters, Pam (late Rick) DeBor of South Park, Joyce (Bob) Dowd of Canonsburg and Rita Byrnes of West Mifflin; granddaughter, Heather (Kevin) Pazandak and two great grandsons, Everett and Nolan Pazandak of Rogers, MN; and his two remaining siblings, Patrick of Ohio and Carmine Lieb of Nicktown, PA. As a young man, John worked in the coal mines of Hastings Fuel Company, drilling, setting charges and blasting coal. In January 1942, at the age of 25, John enlisted in the Army Air Corps. He was assigned to the 35th Materials Squadron, stationed in Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Sergeant in November 1945, having received a Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, 4 Bronze Stars and the WWII Victory Medal. In 1948, John and Marjorie moved to Duquesne and eventually West Mifflin where John worked for the USS Irvin Works until he retired. John lived a long life, which was ironic as he cheated death on numerous occasions. Quarantined four times in his lifetime for the Spanish Flu of 1918, diphtheria, scarlet fever and more recently Covid 19. He was also a 20 plus year survivor of colon cancer. John showed his family how to persevere in difficult times as he lived through the depression, a World War, and most recently a Pandemic. Dad, know that your daughters appreciate all the sacrifices you and mom made for us, that we will miss you, but, most of all, that you are Both loved. Until we meet again, may God hold you Both in his loving arms. Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 26, 2021, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 15110, 412-466-3300. Blessing service will be held at the funeral Home on Monday, September 27, 2021, at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph Church of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, Duquesne, at 10:00 a.m. Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery, West Mifflin, with Military Honors.

 


Harry G. Smith

September 15, 2021 |

By Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home | Posted in: Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home

Harry G. Smith, age 73, of Irwin, passed away on September 14, 2021, at Forbes Regional Hospital. Son of the late Harry G. and Alice Louise (Scott) Smith, he was born in Pittsburgh on March 17, 1948. He was a school bus driver for 1st Student for the Jeannette School District, a member of the V.F.W. in Irwin and liked to golf. He served his country in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War where he received a Purple Heart and later joined the Army. He is the father of Douglas C. (Nicole) Smith of North Huntingdon, Bradley E. (Sophie) Smith of California and Ian G. (Christina) Smith Sr. of Pittsburgh; grandfather of Ashley and Steven Phipps, Evan and Alana Smith, and Aubrey, Pressley and Ian Smith Jr.

 
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William J. Popojas Jr.

September 13, 2021 |

By Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home | Posted in: Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home

William J. Popojas Jr., age 74, of West Mifflin, passed away on September 11, 2021. Son of the late William J. Popojas Sr. and Elizabeth “Betty” (Megliss) DeCello, he was born on May 20, 1947, in Duquesne. He was the retired owner of P&S Asphalt Co, West Mifflin, a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish-St. Agnes Church, he loved to ski, and he proudly served his country in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He is the beloved husband for 46 years to Rita T. (Kirsch) Popojas; father of Jamie Popojas of Munhall, Christopher (Christina) Popojas of Pittsburgh, Bryan Popojas of West Mifflin and William J. (Dr. Dana Baxter) Popojas III of Stephens City, VA; grandfather of Connor Popojas and Caylee Popojas; brother of Lisa (late Brian) Homoki of West Mifflin and John Popojas of Seven Fields; and also many nieces and nephews.

 
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Christopher J. "Chris" Golofski

September 09, 2021 |

By Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home | Posted in: Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home

Christopher J. “Chris” Golofski, age 73, of Bethel Park, passed away on September 8, 2021, at home. Son of the late Manuel and Mary (Tverdos) Golofski, he was born in Braddock on September 3, 1948. He was a retired light rail operator from the Port Authority, president of the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum in Washington, PA, collected trains, trolleys and airplanes, and was a member of Bethel Lodge F & AM. He is the husband of Rosemarie “Rose” (Paulik) Golofski; father of Susan (Richard) Senovich of Saegertown and David (Ashley) Bennett of Shelbyville, KY; grandfather of Timothy Senovich, Megan Senovich, Natalie Blumer, Colin Bennett, Felicity Bennett, Logan (Faye) Bennett and Cody Bennett.

 
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Robert J. Butella Sr.

September 07, 2021 |

By Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home | Posted in: Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home

Robert J. Butella, Sr., age 91, of West Mifflin, passed away on September 6, 2021, at Grandview Estates, Elizabeth. Born in Clairton on June 15, 1930, he was the son of the late Nicholas and Anna (Hunar) Butella. He was a retired Mail Carrier from the Duquesne Post Office and later the Mail Truck Delivery person. He was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish-Holy Trinity Church and served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. He was the husband of the late Dolores “Dolly” (Kushnir) Butella; father of Robert J. Butella Jr. of Elizabeth, Gary Butella of West Mifflin and Ronald (Anne) Butella of Perryopolis; grandfather of Robert (Hillary) Butella III, Bryan Butella, Brandon Butella, Ashley (Steven) Curry and Joshua (Brandi) Butella; 4 great grandchildren; brother of Donald (Theresa) Butella, Marian Dimpel, Eleanor Bane and late Nicholas (late Martha) Butella. There will be no public visitation. A Blessing Service will be held at Holy Trinity Cemetery, West Mifflin, on Saturday, September 18, 2021, at 10:00 a.m., with Rev. Thomas Lewandowski officiating. Arrangements entrusted to the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 412-466-3300.

 


Lorraine L. O'Malley

September 07, 2021 |

By Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home | Posted in: Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home

Lorraine L. O’Malley, age 89, of Shelton, CT, formerly of Braddock, passed away on September 4, 2021. Born in Pittsburgh, on October 10, 1931, she was the daughter of the late John & Alice (Usova) Kraljevic.  She was the wife of the late Michael O’Malley; mother of Alicia O’Malley (Rafael) Fraguada and the late Patrick (surviving spouse, Kathryn) O’Malley of Singapore; grandmother of Michelle (Isaac) Steele, Ronin O’Malley, Michael Fraguada, and Lorraine Fraguada; great grandmother of Gabriel Fraguada. Visitation will be held on Saturday, September 11, 2021, from 8:30-9:30 a.m., at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 412-466-3300, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m., at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, Good Shepherd Church, Braddock. Interment will follow in All Saints Braddock Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

 


Robert W. "Rob" Fleckenstein

September 05, 2021 |

By Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home | Posted in: Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home

Robert W. “Rob” Fleckenstein, age 44, of McKeesport, passed away on September 5, 2021 at Forbes Regional Hospital. Beloved son of Wayne and Mary (Hock) Fleckenstein of McKeesport, Rob was born in McKeesport on February 6, 1977. He was a retired salesman and a former priest of the Diocese of Pittsburgh. He was a graduate of Serra Catholic High School in 1995, Indiana University of Pennsylvania and St. Vincent Seminary in 2010 with two masters degrees in Divinity and Philosophy. He enjoy playing, listening to and composing music and was involved with the Pittsburgh Cursillo Movement. Besides his parents, he is survived by his sister Julie (Daniel Hayes) Fleckenstein of Turtle Creek and Aunts, Uncles and Cousins. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 from 1-9 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 15110, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER, SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER, FUNERAL DIRECTOR. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Sts. Joachim and Anne Parish, St. Michael Church, in Elizabeth Twp., on Thursday, September 9, 2021, at 11:00 a.m., with Bishop David Zubik as the main celebrant. Everyone please meet at Church. Interment will follow in St. Mary German Cemetery in McKeesport.

 


Richard N. "Rick" Manns

September 04, 2021 |

By Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home | Posted in: Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home

Richard N. “Rick” Manns, 83, of West Mifflin, passed away on September 3, 2021. Son of the late Lawrence & Anna Surgent Manns, husband of Sharyn Conley Kelley Manns for 53 years, he leaves behind daughters, Kristyn Hunter & Courtney Moncavage, son, Michael David Manns & his partner John Ladner, grandsons, Justin Hunter, Zachary (Lauren) Hunter & Aiden Elias Moncavage and great granddaughters, Jacie Layne Hunter & Zoey Eira Hunter. A self-employed architect, he attended Notre Dame University and Taliesin, Frank Lloyd Wright’s School of Architecture. An avid golfer & member of Duquesne Golf Club since the age of 12, he carried a plus 1 handicap for many years and held the Club Championship numerous times. In the early 1970’s, he designed the initial clubhouse and facilities. As per his wishes, there will be no viewing. A future memorial will be held in County Clare, Ireland for the immediate family. In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to theproperpitbull.org. Arrangements entrusted to the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 15110, 412–466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER, SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER, FUNERAL DIRECTOR.

 


Thomas J. O'Malley

September 02, 2021 |

By Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home | Posted in: Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home

Thomas J. O’Malley, age 75, died peacefully on September 1, 2021. He was the son of the late William F. and Mary W. O’Malley. He was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Anne Bromley, his brothers, William P. and James P. O’Malley, and his nephew, William H. O’Malley. He is survived by his sister, Kathleen B. O’Malley, brother, Patrick M. O’Malley, brother-in-law, William D. Bromley, one niece and four nephews and their spouses, three grandnieces, six grandnephews, and one great grandnephew. He had many friends, especially among the ARC Bowling Community. The family extends special thanks to Carol Moore and the staff at Sycamore Estate PCH who cared for Tom over the past 12 years. Due to the Covid-D variant epidemic, a celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Interment is private. Arrangements entrusted to the Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home, Duquesne, 412-466-3300.

 


Joan G. Swineburg

September 01, 2021 |

By Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home | Posted in: Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home

Joan G. Swineburg, age 85, of McKeesport, passed away on August 31, 2021, at home. Born in Duquesne on February 5, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Elias & Alma (Hart) Kelley and wife of the late Robert Swineburg. She was a former member of Christ Lutheran Church, Duquesne. She is survived by children, Donna Kelley of Glassport, Jo Ellen Jordan of McKeesport and Marie (Dominic) Yeager of Glassport; 15 Grandchildren; 32 Great Grandchildren; and Nieces and Nephews. She was predeceased by Brothers and Sister, David Kelley, Jack Kelley, Norman Kelley and Ann Bowman. Visitation will be held on Saturday, September 4, 2021 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 15110, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER, SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER, FUNERAL DIRECTOR, where services will be held the same day, at 3:30 p.m., with the Rev. John Gropp officiating, and at 8:00 p.m., with Pastor Trennon Neal officiating. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Funeral Home.

 


David L. Bonacci

August 30, 2021 |

By Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home | Posted in: Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home

David L. Bonacci, age 60, of McKeesport, formerly of Duquesne, passed away on August 28, 2021, at UPMC McKeesport. Born in McKeesport on October 30, 1960, he was the son of the late Robert P. and Mary A. (Adair) Bonacci. He is survived by children Brian Bonacci of Homestead, Shelly Bonacci of McKeesport, and David Fierst of McKeesport; 11 grandchildren; brother, Wayne (Margaret) Bonacci of Phoenix, AZ and sister, Sherry Bonacci of White Oak.

 
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John A. Yevick

August 26, 2021 |

By Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home | Posted in: Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home

John A. Yevick, age 84, of Duquesne, passed away on Wednesday, August 25, 2021. Born in McKeesport on September 7, 1936, he was the son of the late Anthony & Emily (Evanko) Yevick. He was a retired letter carrier for the Duquesne Post Office and former parking meter reader for the City of Duquesne.  He was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish-Holy Name Church. John proudly served his county in the Air Force during the Korean War and in the Coast Guard during the Vietnam War. He is the beloved husband for 56 years to Louise A. (Marchitello) Yevick; father of Cheryl (Raymond) Luffy of Baldwin and Retired M/Sgt. John A. Yevick II (U.S. Air Force retired) of Jupiter, FL; grandfather of Christopher Luffy, Raymond “Trey” Luffy, Nicole Luffy and Tara (Cameron) Simmons; great grandfather of Kamryn Simmons; brother of Jane Stash of Tampa, FL. Visitation will be held on Sunday, August 29, 2021, from 2-4 & 6-8 P.M. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 15110, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER, SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER, FUNERAL DIRECTOR, where a blessing service will be held on Monday, August 30, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Name Church, Duquesne, with the Rev. Thomas Lewandowski officiating, followed by the presentation of Military Honors. Interment will follow in Holy Name Cemetery, West Mifflin. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer Association-Greater Pittsburgh Chapter or to Cancer Research.

 


Edward C. Steinman

August 24, 2021 |

By Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home | Posted in: Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home

Edward C. Steiman, age 61, of McKeesport, formerly of Braddock, passed away on August 23, 2021, at home. Son of the late Willie P. & Delores Jean (Ausselburn) Steinman, he was born in Jeannette, on December 16, 1959. He was a contractor, working for Chris Jackson Contracting, he frequented Kynor’s Korner and was a Veteran. He was the husband of the late Rhonda (Gongaware) Steinman; father of Timothy (Crystal Fagan) Steinman; grandfather of Michael McIntosh, Trevor Steinman & Skyla Steinman; brother of Tim, Jake and Tony Steinman, Kathy Flanigan, Deloris Niver & Patty Morrison and predeceased by Jim, Bob and Paul Steinman and Sandy Klagas. Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 26, 2021 from 4-8 p.m., at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 15110, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER, SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER, FUNERAL DIRECTOR, where a Funeral Service will be held at 7:30 p.m. with Rev. George Saletrik officiating.

 


Andrew R. "Drew" Bickus

August 22, 2021 |

By Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home | Posted in: Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home

Andrew R. “Drew” Bickus, age 52, formerly of Duquesne, passed away on August 18, 2021. Born in McKeesport on September 27, 1968, he was the son of the late Ronald & Leslie Bickus, late Arnold & Henrietta “Etta Gail” (Wurzbacher) Bickus Sopko & Gerri (Soffa) Sopko. He was a former member of Christ Lutheran Church-Duquesne, enjoyed cooking, dancing and the Steelers, played rugby and owned his own construction business. He is survived by his former wife, Beverly Smerkol; father of Daryl Hannah Kmiec of McHenry, IL and Olivia Faye Bickus of West Mifflin; brother of Tammy (late Tim) Chonko of Duquesne, Ronda (Mitchell) Brourman of Edgewood, Gregg (Lisa) Bickus of Lockport, IL, Justin (Michele) Bickus of Chicago, IL, Erin (Matthew) Stevenson of Chicago, IL and the late Joetta R. Sharp; and many nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, August 28, 2021, at 1:00 p.m., at Christ Lutheran Church, Duquesne, with Pastor John Gropp officiating. Arrangements entrusted to MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC. 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 15110, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER, SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER, FUNERAL DIRECTOR.

 


Bernard J. Runge

August 18, 2021 |

By Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home | Posted in: Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home

Bernard J. Runge, age 91, of West Mifflin, passed away on August 17, 2021. Born in Duquesne on April 27, 1930, he was the son of the late Edward & Catherine (Fey) Runge. He was a retired plumber from Local #27, a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish-St. Joseph Church where he served as an usher and money counter, Past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus #4210 and also a member of the Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree. He was Past President of the K of C Senior Citizens, a member of the West Mifflin Annex Senior Citizens, and volunteer and potato pancake maker for the St. Joseph Fish Fry.

 
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