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Donald C. Luczak

October 20, 2020 |

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

Age 72, of Dravosburg, passed away on October 20, 2020 at home. Born in McKeesport on January 25, 1948, he was the son of the late Frank & Josephine (Romanek) Luczak. He was retired from Homeland Security as an Investigator. He loved gardening, trips to the Meadows, was an avid dog lover and enjoyed his fishpond. He is survived by his wife, Patricia (Whited) Hunt; children, Renee (Ken) Konias of Dravosburg, Dawn (Mike) Woods of Elizabeth, Twp., Denise Luczak of West Mifflin, Dennis (Kathy) Luczak of West Mifflin, George (Christy) Hunt of Baldwin, Anthony (Rachel) Hunt of Plum, Tracy (Gary) Hunt-Beayrd of Glassport, and Robert (Katy) Hunt of Swissvale; 11 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; sister, Judy (Eugene) Robbins of Dravosburg.  Visitation will be held on Monday, October 26, 2020 from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE,  15110, 412-466-3300, where a Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. Jim Condron officiating. Burial will follow in St. Hedwig Cemetery. 

 


Michele (Margie) Steinhauser

October 20, 2020 |

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

Michele (Margie) Steinhauser, 53 of Endwell, NY, passed away Sunday October 18, 2020 at Mercy House after a courageous battle with breast cancer. She was predeceased by her parents, Edward and Sylvia Margie. She is survived by her loving husband of 29 years, Kurt Steinhauser; two daughters, Sylvia and Sara Steinhauser; two canine companions, Jack and Samantha; also many cousins, nieces and nephews, and dear friends. She was a graduate of West Mifflin Pennsylvania Area High School; a graduate of Pennsylvania State University where she earned her BS in Nursing and later completed her master’s degree at the University of Maryland. She was a former Nurse Educator at The Johns Hopkins University Hospital and the University of South Carolina, Aiken. She was currently a Nursing Professor at the Decker School of Nursing at SUNY Binghamton University and taught clinical at UHS Wilson Hospital. She was an active member of the Church of the Holy Family in Endwell, where she enjoyed volunteering for various events and teaching religious education. Michele was a born leader, was committed to the Nursing profession and truly enjoyed providing training and direction to new nurses, whether it was in clinical procedure or just friendly personal advice.  Her students always said she was tough and never allowed for mediocrity, but it was to make them the best nurses they could possibly be.  She was an active member of the Pi Lambda Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, Honor Society of Nursing. Regardless of what she was involved in, she always utilized her organizational skills and liked to be in charge to ensure things went smoothly. She served as President of the Greater Binghamton Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association for 5 years, enjoyed being involved in many committees related to fund-raising and was recently the president of the Maine-Endwell Cheerleading Boosters. She was a dedicated wife, dance-Mom, cheer-Mom, Penn State fan, role-model and dear friend to everyone she encountered.  More importantly, she absolutely lived for her family and her daughters and nothing in this world was more important to her.  She will be forever in our hearts. Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 25, 2020, from 2-5 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, PA 15110 where a blessing service will be held on Monday, October 26 at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Thomas Lewandowski officiating. Entombment will follow in New St. Joseph Mausoleum, North Versailles. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in her memory to Mercy House 212 N. McKinley Ave. Endicott, NY 13760.

 


Kenneth P. Steiner

October 18, 2020 |

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

Kenneth P. Steiner, 80, of West Mifflin, passed away on October 18, 2020, at home.

Born in Homestead, PA on August 31, 1940, he was the son of the late Jesse & Mildred (Richards) Steiner. Ken was a retired heavy equipment operator for West Mifflin Boro and was also retired from Spinello LTD. in Aliquippa, where he manufactured underground pipe.

He was a member of St. Joseph Church, Duquesne, of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish.

He enjoyed planting flowers, cutting grass and repairing clocks. Ken was a very talented wood carver; he carved a large carousel horse, a mountain lion and a 7 ft. Indian.

He also carved many Disney characters & clocks. He was called “Mr. Fix-It” because he could fix anything. Ken and his wife spent many hours riding on the bike trail in the area and Ohiopyle and enjoyed spending time at his cabin.

 
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Jamie S. Rogers, Sr.

October 09, 2020 |

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

Jamie S. Rogers, Sr., 52, of McKeesport, passed away on October 8, 2020. Born in McKeesport on September 24, 1968, he was the son of Patricia (Forsyth) Rogers of West Mifflin and the late Bernard Rogers. He was a truck driver for various companies. With Jamie's death, a little piece of each of us has died. He was a caring and compassionate man who would do anything for others. 

A natural-born speaker, Jamie would talk your ear off if you had a conversation with him, especially if your discussion centered on conspiracy theories! Jamie had a big heart and deeply loved his family and friends; there was not a friend or foe who he would not help out in a time of need. Although our hearts are heavy, we embrace that Jamie now joins our beloved dad and his treasured best fur friend Duke.

 

 
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Wilma Youhouse Rasco

October 03, 2020 |

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

Wilma Youhouse Rasco passed away on October 2, 2020 at the age of 95. Born to the late John and Anna (Lazar) Youhouse on December 1, 1924, she was predeceased by her husband Michael, brother John Youhouse and sister Mildred Gaca.  She is survived by many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

     Aunt Wilma will be lovingly remembered, by all who knew her, as a kind, easily pleased and appreciative person and she will be missed by all.  Visitation will take place at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 412-466-3300, on Monday, October 5, 2020 from 4-6 p.m. and Tuesday, October 6, 2020 from 10-10:30 a.m. followed by a Blessing Service at 10:30 a.m. 

     A mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Trinity Church, West Mifflin on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow in Holy Trinity Cemetery.

     Memorial donations may be made to Holy Trinity Church of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish or the charity of one’s choice.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions, visitation will be limited to 25 people in the funeral home at one time and masks must be worn

 


Marguerite M. (Snyder) Oeler

October 03, 2020 |

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

Marguerite M. (Snyder) Oeler age 94, of West Mifflin, formerly of Duquesne, passed away on October 2, 2020, at Paramount Senior Living in Bethel Park. Born on May 14, 1926, in West Mifflin, she was the daughter of the late Leo and Anna (Andres) Snyder. She was a former employee of U.S. Steel-Duquesne Works, where she worked as a stenographer, a member of St. Agnes Church, West Mifflin of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, and a lifetime member of the former St. Joseph Christian Mothers & Guild.  She enjoyed crocheting and baking and was lovingly called the “operations manager” of the entire Oeler family. Beloved wife of 67 years to the late Thomas A. Oeler, she is survived by children Marguerite Jean “Peggy” (Thomas) Smith of West Mifflin, Thomas Paul (Crystal) Oeler of Spotsylvania, VA, Karl G. (Cindy) Oeler of Tampa, FL, Yvonne L. (Gary Foore) Ryder of West Mifflin, John Daniel (Patricia) Oeler of Elizabeth and Matthew Leo (Lisa) Oeler of Jefferson Hills; 29 Grandchildren; 30 Great Grandchildren and Nieces & Nephews. She was predeceased by brothers and sisters Virginia Beveridge, Ruth A. Oxford, Elizabeth Jean “Betty Jean” Judy, Anna Marie Donaldson, Regis B. Snyder, Bernadette Zabelsky, Kenneth L. Snyder and Leo W. Snyder. Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 4, 2020 from 2-8 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 412-466-3300, where a Blessing Service will be held on Monday, October 5, 2020 at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Agnes Church, West Mifflin, with the Rev. Dan Sweeney officiating. Private family burial will be held at St. Agnes Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Blind & Visual Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh, 1816 Locust St., Pittsburgh, PA 15219, www.BVRSPittsburgh.org Due to COVID-19 restrictions, visitation will be limited to 25 people in the funeral home at one time and masks must be 

 


Elizabeth B. “Betty” Lovre

September 13, 2020 |

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

Elizabeth B. “Betty” Lovre age 95, of Duquesne, passed away on September 12, 2020, at home.  Born in Czechoslovakia on June 12, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Henry & Mary (Toth) Budahazi. 

She was a member of Holy Name Church of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish and she enjoyed shopping, crocheting and sewing. 

She was the loving wife for 49 years of the late Thomas M. Lovre; mother of Donna Rozgonyi of McKeesport and Patricia (fiance John Gretz) Lovre of Duquesne; grandmother of Jackie (Mike) Bedzik, Tom (Nia) Rozgonyi, Gregory (Jessie) Rozgonyi, Bruce (Sierra) Edwards, and the late Christina Rozgonyi; great grandmother of Marie Rozgonyi, Thomas Rozgonyi, Nevaeh Rozgonyi, Amanda Bedzik, Tamir Rozgonyi, Aiden Rozgonyi, Adeline Rozgonyi, Elana Edwards, and Alona Edwards; sister of the late Henry (late Barbara) Budahazi. 

 
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Mari Beth (Richards) Timko

September 12, 2020 |

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

Mari Beth (Richards) Timko age 80, of West Mifflin, passed away on September 11, 2020 at Locust Grove Personal Care.  Born on April 4, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Peter W. & Clare (McElhinney) Richards. She was a retired administrative assistant for Yanni Partners and a member of St. James Church in the West End of Pittsburgh. She was the wife for 57 years of John F. “Jack” Timko of West Mifflin; mother of Dawn (James) Robinson of West Mifflin; grandmother of Michael & Adam Robinson; sister of Judy (late Melvin) Brdar of Bethel Park, Thomas (Lola) Richards of Jefferson Hills and the late Peter (late Barbara “Babs”) Richards. Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 13, 2020 from 1-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300, where a Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, September 14, 2020, with Father Haynos officiating.  Interment will follow in Holy Name Cemetery. 

 


Anna E. (Bodnar) Denne

September 05, 2020 |

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

Anna E. (Bodnar) Denne age 95, formerly of West Mifflin, passed away on September 4, 2020 at St. Anne Home, Greensburg.  Born in Duquesne on September 20, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Steve & Mary (Kalinak) Bodnar.  She was a member of Mary Mother of God Parish-St. Angela Merici Church in White Oak and a former member of St. Joseph Church in Duquesne where she was the former past president and treasurer of their Confraternity of Christian Mothers & Guild, a past money counter and church volunteer.  She was also a past volunteer at Jefferson Regional Medical Center, past volunteer at St. Joseph Library and was an avid reader. She was the beloved wife of the late Clarence P. “Gunner” Denne; mother of Mary Ann (Charles) Vincenzini of White Oak, Patricia (Paul) Felentzer of North Huntingdon, and Ronald (Carol) Denne of West Mifflin; grandmother of Jason Felentzer, Brian Felentzer, Theresa (Brian) Evans, Michelle (Tim) Taylor, Amy (Brian) Hartz, Eric (Ashley) Denne, Kristin (John) Tallent, Lindsey (Josh) McCullough and the late Justin Denne; great grandmother of Nathan & Elizabeth Hartz, Matthew & Zachary Taylor, Noah & Mason Felentzer, Katelyn & Madelyn Evans, Mia & Madison Denne and Kara Tallent.  She was predeceased by brothers and sisters, Mary Madaras, Thomas Pollak, Steve Bodnar, Nicholas Bodnar, John Bodnar and Andrew Bodnar.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Angela Merici Church on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 10:00 a.m., with the Rev. Kevin Dominik officiating, assisted by Deacon Dale DiSantos.  Everyone Please Meet at Church. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery in West Mifflin. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Anne Home, 685 Angela Dr., Greensburg, PA 15601. Arrangements by MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne. 412-466-3300

 


Catherine Marie “Kay” Ponsonby

September 03, 2020 |

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

Catherine Marie “Kay” Ponsonby age 91, formerly of McKeesport and West Newton, passed away on September 2, 2020 at Kane Community Living Center, Ross Twp.  Born in Duquesne on August 5, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Paul & Jennie (Marino) Guglielmo.  She was a member of Mary Mother of God Parish, Corpus Christi Church, a homemaker, avid reader, an amazing cook and an excellent baker. She was the beloved wife, for 60 years, of the late Craig Ponsonby Sr; mother of Craig (Kathryn Barvinchak) Ponsonby Jr. of Cape Canaveral, FL, Mark Ponsonby of Gibsonia and Felicia (Edward) Czapor of North Huntingdon; grandmother of Shana (John) Mackie, Rebecca Ponsonby, Lindsay (Tony) Kerzmann, Markie (Ken) Jones, Lauren (Kurt) Karcher, Marisa (Chad) Hirsh, and Brian Czapor; great grandmother of Noah, Madison and Logan Mackie, Holden and Juliet Kerzmann, Kennedy Jones and Harper Grace Karcher; sister of Rosemarie Budai of West Newton and the late Tony (wife Nancy survives) Guglielmo of Dravosburg; brother-in-law Paul Ponsonby of Port Vue and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 10, 2020, from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 15110, 412-466-3300. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, September 11 at 10:00 a.m. at Corpus Christi Church, McKeesport, followed by a burial in New St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, visitation will be limited to 25 people in the funeral home at one time and masks must be worn. 

 


Mary C. Stipetich

August 26, 2020 |

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

Mary C. Stipetich age 62, of Munhall, formerly of Duquesne, passed away on August 25, 2020 at home. Born in Pittsburgh on December 9, 1957, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Michael and Alberta “Bess” (Lynch) Stipetich.  She was a retired pharmacy tech at CVS in Duquesne and Swissvale, a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish-Holy Name Church and enjoyed crocheting and taking pictures.

She was the sister of Joseph J. (Susan M.) Stipetich of Irwin and Carol (Garret) Shroads of Duquesne; aunt of Joey Stipetich of Irwin, Nicole (Korky) Zimmerman of N. Huntingdon and Nathan R. (Jen) Stipetich of Jeannette; great aunt of Aubrie Zimmerman, Ellie Stipetich and Logan Stipetich.

She is also survived by her aunt Amelia “Aunt Sis” (late Russell) Gray of Plum Boro and cousins. 

 

 
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Geraldine R. Rusnak

August 24, 2020 |

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

Geraldine R. Rusnak age 83, of Duquesne, passed away on August 24, 2020, at home. Born in Bunola on October 25, 1936, she was the daughter of the late John & Martha (Jenkins) Crocci.  Geraldine loved her family and her grandchildren and enjoyed cooking.  She was the wife of the late George Rusnak; mother of Eleanor (Martin “Marty”) Steimer of Elizabeth Twp., Denise (Eric) Pommer of Duquesne, Elizabeth “Beth” (Chris Lengyel) Rusnak of Pittsville, David Rusnak of Duquesne, Diane (Thomas) Rusnak of Duquesne, the late Dale Rusnak and the late Darla (Late Ken) Ference; grandmother of Joe Lengyel, Brian Steimer, Kathryn Stasko, Michelle Lengyel, Kelsey Ference, Sara Pommer and Leah Williams; great grandmother of Leo Stasko, Holly Stasko, Liam Ference and Emberly Patterson; sister of Nina Trappen of McKeesport, Martha Lowry of Ohio; predeceased by brothers and sisters Ambrose Crocci, John & Francis McClelland, Cecelia, Patricia, Josephine & Jane. 

 
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Joseph G. “Joe” Kirch

August 24, 2020 |

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Joseph G. “Joe” Kirch age 86, of West Mifflin, passed away on August 23, 2020, at home.  Born in Redstone Twp. on July 15, 1934, he was the son of the late Steve & Mary (Tekely) Krch.  

Joe was a kind, thoughtful, smart, successful man who rose from humble roots to build a wonderful life for himself and his family.  He was a devout Christian and beloved by many friends, family members, fellow parishioners at Holy Trinity Church of St. Thomas the Apostle, fellow Elks, work colleagues and customers, and those lucky enough to be on his team at the SS Peter & Paul bowling league.  Joe was an accomplished bowler, honing his craft and bowling an 808 series with two 300 games at the age of 74.

He served his community as a volunteer firefighter and ambulance driver in his younger years and served our country when he was called upon to join the US Army in Japan to wind down operations after the Korean War.

In the Army, he refined his heavy machinery skills, which he then translated into his civilian career at Beckwith Machinery.  During his 21 years there, he rose to the level of Service Manager — one clients often asked for by name.  He later identified a great opportunity to build his own business in mining, in which he was successful.

During retirement he set out on cross-country RV adventures and plane trips with family, excited to see a wide swath of this country he loved.  At home, he kept up a steady calendar of golf and visits with friends and served the Lincoln Place Elks for two back-to-back years as a popular Exalted Ruler.

Despite all his hard work, adventures, penchant for golf and bowling, and his generous tendency to donate his time and skills to good causes, he always had time for his family. 

He doted on Cecelia “Tillie” (Gmutza) Kirch, his beloved wife of 66 years; children Terry of Huntingdon Beach, CA., Dianne (Douglas) Baxter of Bethel Park and late Joelle Kirch (husband Robert survives) Preksta of Jefferson Hills; granddaughters Brittani Baxter (Dale Taylor), Kelsi (Nate Ward) Baxter, Courtney (BJ) Yot; great grandchildren Will & Jamie Yot; brothers & sisters Kay Slagle of Richeyville, Helen (Leonard) Karpel of New Salem, Margaret Spishock of New Salem, Edward (Grace) Krch of Conneaut, OH; deceased brothers and sisters John, Steve, and Paul Krch, Mildred King and Mary Kveder; and extended family including nieces and nephews. He and Tillie were their granddaughters’ favorite babysitters, spoiling them rotten with love, meals, and adventures big and small.

Joe was incredibly dependable.  He set an example of taking pride in his work, doing the job right, and not being satisfied until the job was done.  He made this world a decidedly better place for 86 years before the Lord called him home with a “job well done.”  His positive presence and kind spirit will be sorely, sorely missed, but we know he lives on through the legacy and good deeds of his family and friends, and the work ethic he instilled in his children and grandchildren.  A lifetime of positive memories live in the hearts of those lucky enough to know and love him.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 27, 2020 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 15110, 412-466-3300, where a blessing service will be held at 11:30 a.m. followed by a mass of Christian Burial at 12 noon in Holy Trinity Church, West Mifflin, with the Rev. Nick Mastrangelo officiating.  Burial will follow in Holy Trinity Cemetery with Military Honors. The funeral mass will be live-streamed on the funeral home website: www.maloy-schleiferfuneralhome.com  Due to COVID-19 restrictions, visitation will be limited to 25 people in the funeral home at one time and masks must be worn.

 


Patricia Lynn (O’Malley) Fagan

August 18, 2020 |

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Patricia Lynn (O’Malley) Fagan age 60, of West Mifflin, passed away on August 17, 2020 at Washington Hospital.  Born in Pittsburgh on January 28, 1960, she was the daughter of Joanne (Gentile) O’Malley of West Mifflin and the late Patrick John O’Malley.  Her art was coloring books and crossword puzzles.  Besides her mother, she is survived by son, Sean Michael (Samantha) Fagan of West Mifflin; sisters, Mary O’Malley of Versailles, Kim (Jim) Quinten of N. Huntingdon, and Jackie O’Malley of West Mifflin.  There is no visitation.  Arrangements entrusted to MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne,  15110, 412-466-3300. 

 


Patricia (King) Barker

August 12, 2020 |

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

Patricia (King) Barker age 88, on August 11, 2020, at home, surrounded by her loving family. “Patsy,” as she was affectionately called by her family was the “queen,” and everyone she met knew about her big family. She worked for Bell Telephone for 42 years as a Directory Assistance Operator. She was Past President of the GFWC Women’s Club of Duquesne, Girl Scout leader and Democratic Committee member. She was an avid shopper…QVC and HSN knew her by name.  She loved to travel with her husband and family, and especially her trips to Hawaii, Mexico, Ireland, and numerous cruises to the Virgin Islands. Patsy loved eating out at fancy restaurants, a good superburger at Eat ‘n Park, and being pampered at the spa.  But most of all, she loved spending time with family and celebrating holidays with the people who she loved.

 
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