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John W. "Jack" Canavan

December 01, 2022 |

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

John W. “Jack” Canavan, age 70, of West Mifflin, passed away on Thursday, December 1, 2022. Born in Braddock on September 13, 1952, he was the son of the late John “Hoppy” and Alice (Ambrose) Canavan. He was a retired line cook at Paule’s Lookout restaurant, was a huge Elvis fan and enjoyed drawing sketch art. Jack is the brother of his twin sister Jill (late Jeff) Paule of West Mifflin and the late Pat (wife Christine survives) Canavan of West Mifflin; and uncle of P.J. and Melanie, Jeff and Marissa Paule, Marc and Theresa Paule, late Ricky (his wife Wendy survives) Paule. There is no visitation. Private burial will take place at Holy Name Cemetery, West Mifflin. 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.

 


Eleanor M. Monaghan

November 30, 2022 |

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

Eleanor M. Monaghan, age 87, of Duquesne, passed away on Sunday, November 27, 2022 at UPMC Presbyterian. Born in Linesville, PA on September 3, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Elizabeth (Salter) Ballas. She was a former clerk at Hills and Ames Department Stores in West Mifflin and contributed to numerous Church missions. Eleanor was the wife of the late William G. Monaghan; mother of Lynn Monaghan of Vandergrift and the late Gregory Monaghan; grandmother of Alissa (Ben) Caparelli of Mt. Washington, Stephen (fiance, Crystal Layhue) Monaghan of Mt. Pleasant, and Kaci (fiancé, Charles “Bud” Layhue) Monaghan of Vandergrift; great grandmother of Ryan, Ry-Leigh, Stephen Jr., Gabriela, Abbigail, and Payeton. She was the last surviving member of her brothers and sisters. There will be no visitation. Arrangements entrusted to the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER, SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER, FUNERAL DIRECTOR.

 


Tina M. Costello

November 22, 2022 |

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

Tina M. Costello, 66, of West Mifflin, passed away, in her home, on Tuesday, November 22, 2022. Tina was a graduate of West Mifflin North High School. Her job was as a licensed manicurist at Phalanges in Monroeville, PA. She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Joseph Costello and daughters Cecelia and Tony Hermankevich and Amanda Costello. Tina had one grandson, Greysen Myszco. She is also survived by brothers Gary Maglicco (Kathy) and Paul Maglicco (Donna). She was pre-deceased by her parents Pasaquale “Patsy” and Cecelia (Hlad) Maglicco. Tina was dedicated fully to her faith and her family. She lived a life of service and will be deeply missed by all who knew her. In lieu of flowers, please give a donation to Irwin First Assembly of God, 501 Oak St, Irwin, PA 15642. There will be a Commemorative Gathering on Sunday, December 4, 2022, from 1-3 p.m., at the Schleifer Hall, 902 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300 (at the corner of Kennedy and Aurilles). Arrangements entrusted to the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER, SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER, FUNERAL DIRECTOR.

 


George A. Halyama

November 22, 2022 |

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

George A Halyama, age 79, of West Mifflin, passed away on Monday, November 21, 2022, at Jefferson Hospital. Born in Connellsville on December 11, 1942, he was the son of the late Carl and Elizabeth (Chorpenning) Halyama. He was a retired diesel mechanic for U.S. Steel-Edgar Thompson Works, a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish-Holy Name Church and the Dravosburg American Legion, sang with the Belaires, and enjoyed gardening. He proudly served his country in the Army during the Vietnam War and was in the Naval Reserves. George is the husband of Carlotta (DeNardo) Halyama, for 56 years; father of Tina (Wayne) Emery of West Mifflin, Denice (Bob) Allan of Cranberry Twp., and April Dziaminski of Pleasant Hills; grandfather of Christina (Anthony Killmeyer) Emery, Gabriella (fiance, Brent Cubakovic) Emery, Jacqueline Emery, Logan McCue, Landon Dziaminski, Liam Dziaminski, Mary Frances Halyama, Robbie Halyama, Jamie Halyama, Andrew Halyama, and Oakley Jenco; uncle of Yvonne (David) Tutera, Carl DeNardo, and Audrey Tullius; and brother of the late Louise Tullius. Visitation will be held on Friday, November 25, 2022 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. A Blessing Service will be held on Saturday, November 26, 2022, at 9:30 a.m., at the Funeral Home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial, at 10:00 a.m., at St. Joseph Church, Duquesne, with Rev. Daniel Sweeney, officiating. Burial will follow in St. Hedwig Cemetery, West Mifflin, with Military Honors.

 


Pauline T. Perhac

November 19, 2022 |

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

Pauline T. Perhac, age 92, of Dravosburg, formerly of Duquesne, passed away on Thursday, November 17, 2022. Born in Duquesne on January 23, 1930, she was the daughter of the late George and Elizabeth (Turcik) Suchta. She was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish-Holy Trinity Church, once worked as a clerk in a bookstore, and liked to play bingo and the lottery. She was the wife of the late John B. Perhac, who passed away in 1999; mother of Georgean (late Thomas B.) Huwalt Jr. of West Mifflin and Deborah (late Raymond) May of Dravosburg; grandmother of Scott (Erin) Huwalt, Amy (late Ed) Wilson and Ashley May; great grandmother of Maura Huwalt, Zachary Huwalt, Daniel Huwalt, late Joshua Huwalt, Ayla Wilson and Avery Wilson; sister of the late Andrew (late Margaret) Suchta, late John (late Dorothy) Suchta, late Mary (late John) Karaffa, late Anna (late Andy) Karaffa, late Virginia (late Tom) Skoczylas, late Helen (late Joe) Gambal and late George Suchta. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 22, 2022, from 9:00-10:30 a.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 follow the visitation at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church, West Mifflin, with Rev. Tony Gargotta officiating. Burial will follow in Holy Trinity Cemetery.

 


Arlene M. Pauly

November 04, 2022 |

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

Arlene M. Pauly, age 81, of West Mifflin, passed away on Friday, November 4, 2022, at home.  Born in McKeesport on October 9, 1941, she was the daughter of the late Thaddeus “Ted” and Josephine (Pacacha) Debiak. She retired from Allegheny Van Lines, worked at the PIA, was a secretary at the Elks and did catering at the West Mifflin #3 Fire Hall. She was a former member of the Thompson Club, and she enjoyed going out to eat and socializing with her friends. Arlene was the wife of the late David Pauly; mother of Laura (late David) Salopek of North Huntingdon and Richard Kontra; sister of Ted W. (Lenora) Debiak of West Mifflin and Kenneth A. Debiak of Munhall; loving aunt of Elizabeth (Clinton) Hittle of Trout Run, PA and their daughter, Catherine. Visitation will be held on Monday, November 7, 2022, from 1-4 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 3:00 p.m. Following the visitation, a funeral luncheon will take place at the West Mifflin Fire Hall #3. A private burial will be held at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.

 


Eunice "Jo" Znavor

November 02, 2022 |

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

Eunice “Jo” Znavor, 69, of North Huntingdon, passed away, surrounded in love with her family by her side, on November 1, 2022. She was the oldest daughter and “favorite child” of the late William and Patricia (Cloonan) Gibbons. She proudly grew up in Duquesne, until she met Jack, the love of her life for over 48 years. Together, they raised a beautiful family. She leaves behind her children to carry on her family traditions.  Brian (Laura) of North Huntingdon, Kevin of North Huntingdon and Maura (Bernie) Ponko of North Huntingdon and the  grandchildren that she adored Lia Guzzie, Joey Znavor, Gretta and John Ponko.

After her mother passed, she became the family matriarch, always the glue that kept the family together.  She was the loving sister of Mary (Jim)  Bick of West Newton, Maggie(late Cookie Chiponis)of West Mifflin, and Colleen (Tom) Washko of North Huntingdon. She treated her many nieces and nephews like they were her own children.  Jo was preceded in death by her siblings William “Gibby “Gibbons, Patti (late Bill Lutz), and Jimmy “Gibby” Gibbons. 

  Jo was a retired nurse and caretaker over the years to many. She was happiest when her house was full of laughter, participating in multiple conversations in different rooms all at the same time. An avid QVC shopper, as long as it was on sale. “Eun” enjoyed a good book and loved to binge watch Law &Order.

She was the head of the table, ready to drink a glass of wine and gossip with her sisters. Cheers to you Jo.

Friends will be received on Friday November 4, 2022, 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.  A Blessing Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Saturday, November 5, 2022, at 10:00 a.m., with Deacon Dan D’Antonio, officiating. Burial will follow in Holy Name Cemetery.

 


Mildred "Becky" Suzich

October 19, 2022 |

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

Mildred “Becky” Suzich, age 94, of White Oak, formerly of Duquesne, passed away on Wednesday, October 19, 2022. Born in Midland, PA on July 10, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Vujo and Sophie (Bassar) Suzich. She was a food and beverage clerk at the William Penn Hotel for 35 years, a member of St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church, McKeesport and a member of their Young at Heart. Becky is the mother of Lora Dean (Dennis) Washowich of McKeesport; grandmother of Lyle (Michele) Washowich and Lynn (Amber) Washowich; great grandmother of Michael, Samuel, Aiden and Ava; great aunt of Diane, Melinda, David and Christine Tkacs, and Bill Margita; sister of the late Ann Suzich, late Kay Margita and late Dorothy Suzich. Visitation will be held on Friday, October 21, 2022, 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 a Pomen service will take place at 7:00 p.m. A Burial Service will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2022, at 11:00 a.m., at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church, with Very Rev. Stevo Rocknage, officiating. Burial will follow in McKeesport-Versailles Cemetery.

 


Dorothy M. (Traud) (Jugan) Macioce

October 16, 2022 |

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

Dorothy M. (Traud) (Jugan) Macioce, age 85, of Munhall, formerly of West Mifflin, went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, October 15, 2022, at home, in the presence of her family. She was born in West Mifflin on March 7, 1937 to the late Joseph and Mercedes Traud.  Dorothy will be greatly missed but never forgotten. A member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, St. Therese Church, she was also an avid Steelers fan and her hobbies included crocheting, diamond art, bingo, gambling and card playing. She was a member of the I.S.D.A. and A.A.R.P. and made blankets and scarves for the veterans. Dorothy is survived by her devoted daughter, Sandy (Ken) Kracinovsky of Bethel Park and sons, Paul (Cindy) Jugan of Eagle River, Alaska and Vince Macioce of Pittsburgh. She will be welcomed by her loving daughters, Sharon Jugan, who passed away on March 1, 2019 and Michele, who passed on March 30, 2010. She is the grandmother of of Jim (Melissa) Heckert, Jason Heckert, Sami (Toby) Decker, Matthew (Jessica) Jugan, Nicole Baldwin and Jordan Macioce; great grandmother of Aubrie Heckert, Mason Decker and Lucas Heckert; and sister of the late Bernard (late Joy) Traud. Visitation will be held on Friday, October 21, 2022, from 4-7 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. A Blessing Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Saturday, October 22, 2022, at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Therese Church, Munhall, at 10:00 a.m., with Rev. Dan Sweeney, officiating. Burial will follow in Holy Name Cemetery, West Mifflin.

 


Alecia M. Chamboredon

October 14, 2022 |

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

Alecia M. Chamboredon, age 42, of West Mifflin, passed away on Friday, October 14, 2022, at home. Born in Pittsburgh on December 26, 1979, she was the daughter of Eugene “Geno” Chamboredon Sr. of Munhall and Elizabeth A “Betty” (Hilley) Chamboredon of West Mifflin. She was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, St. Joseph Church, and she loved her beloved Pittsburgh Pirates. Besides her mother and father, she is survived by her brother Eugene “Geno” Chamboredon Jr. of Munhall; her Pap, Caruso; and Aunts, Uncles and Cousins. She will be missed by her beloved pets, Zsa Zsa and Bogie. Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 16, 2022, from 2-8 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. A Blessing Service will be held on Sunday, at 2:30 p.m., at the Funeral Home, with Rev. Tony Gargotta, officiating.

 


Valeria E. Mattis

October 14, 2022 |

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

Valeria E. (Miklos) Mattis, affectionately known to many as “Mother Val,” died on Thursday, October 13, 2022, at Jefferson Hospital, surrounded by her children, at the age of 83. Born in Duquesne, PA on April 2, 1939, she was the youngest of twelve children to Andrew and Helen (Kushnir) Miklos. She married the late Michael T. Mattis on August 29, 1964. She is survived by son Michael (Amy) of White Oak, daughter Monica, with whom she resided, of McKeesport, son William (Tina) of West Mifflin and son Christopher (Paul-James Cukanna) of Churchill; grandsons Michael (Kayla), Ryan, Nicholas, and Jonathan; great grandson Michael John; sister Charlotte (Donald) Nasta of Levittown, PA; in-laws Joseph and Barbara Mattis of Finleyville, PA; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. 

 She was preceded in death by her daughter, Theresa Mattis (August, 2022), her husband and parents, her parents-in-law Michael and Anna (Hlad) Mattis, and siblings, Helen Miklos, Elizabeth Miklos, Margaret Miklos, Alexander Miklos, Andrew “Timmy” Miklos, Bernard Miklos, Virginia Miklos, Gertrude Motel, Rosalia Miklos and Philomena Demeter.

 A 1957 graduate of Duquesne High School, Valeria worked as a Tele-Typist at Fisher Scientific and later as an Administrative Assistant in the Housing Office at Carnegie Mellon University. 

 Mother Val was a strong woman with tremendous faith and perseverance. She embraced the challenges and responsibilities of raising her five children herself following the death of her beloved husband Mike, who died suddenly in 1983. She loved her family, her friends, her Catholic religion and playing board games with her family. She enjoyed having fun, laughing and joking around with those she loved. She was highly proficient at Scrabble. She kept up to date on current, worldly events. She also enjoyed playing games of chance on her iPad, and especially “taking rides” to various casinos.

 She was a strong woman who never complained and made the best of challenging circumstances throughout her life. Family was an important priority in her life that she taught her children in values and traditions, especially her favorite holiday, Christmas. She enjoyed decorating, baking, cooking and sharing the traditional Christmas Eve Slovak Vilija supper. She reinforced these values by reminding all of us of the importance of always saying the following three words, “I Love You.”

Friends will be received on Monday, October 17, 2022 and Tuesday, October 18, 2022, from 2-8 p.m., at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, PA 15110, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER, SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER, FUNERAL DIRECTOR. A blessing service will take place at the Funeral Home at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 19, 2022, in Mary Mother of God Parish at the St. Mary Częstochowa (Corpus Christi) worship site, 2515 Versailles Ave., McKeesport, PA, 15132, with her Godson, Rev. Thomas A. Nasta, as celebrant. Interment will follow in Holy Trinity Cemetery, West Mifflin.

 


Carole Steimer Pastrick

October 11, 2022 |

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

Carole Steimer Pastrick, 91, of Duquesne, died Monday, Oct. 10, 2022, at home, after a wonderful life filled with love for family, friends, and adventures. An excellent seamstress, Carole designed and created many bridal and bridesmaids’ gowns, and prom dresses; contributed to the costumes of the Junior Tamburitzans of Duquesne and the PIFAI Tamburitzans of Pittsburgh; and created outfits for the Pirate Parrot in the mid-1980s. A member of St. Joseph Church in Duquesne, she was a longtime member of its choir, member of the Christian Mothers, past president of the Easter Seals Auxiliary, and a former employee of JoAnn Fabrics.

In her later years, Carole enjoyed traveling with family and friends including several trips to Alaska and Europe, but her favorite place would always be Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio. She especially enjoyed time there beginning in 1939 with her Mum and Dad, brothers, sister, cousins, and friends, and later with her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

A daughter of the late Edward and Mary Weber Steimer, she was born March 28, 1931, in Duquesne. Wife of the late Albert F. Pastrick who died in 2008, she was preceded in death by a son, Edward (Ted) Pastrick in 1997. She is survived by children, Jennifer Pastrick of Confluence, Merle Pastrick Linn of West Mifflin, Jason Pastrick of Boulder, CO, Alison (Al) Pastrick Marschke of Franklin Park, and Kirsten A. (Tom Funk) Pastrick, Shannon L. Pastrick and Eric D. Pastrick of Duquesne; grandchildren, Abigail (Jason) Linn Evey, Eric P. (Tiffany) Linn Jr., Brian E. (Jamie) Linn, and Caroline Marschke; five great grandchildren; sister, Mary Steimer Dale of Pittsburgh; sister-in-law, Jean Steimer of Ligonier; and cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by brothers and sisters-in-law, Edward Jr., Joseph (Esther), Merl (Pola), Glenn (Reath), Jean (Joan), Orvis, Paul (Marcie) and Felix. 

Friends will be received Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. in the Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home, Inc., 915 Kennedy Avenue in Duquesne, 412-466-3300. A blessing service there on Friday at 11:30 a.m. will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at noon in St. Joseph Church in Duquesne with the Rev. John McKenna as celebrant. The family has suggested memorial contributions to the former United Cerebral Palsy Foundation now known as CLASS (Community Living and Support Services), 1400 South Braddock Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15218.

 


Richard T. "Chicken" Prakop

October 03, 2022 |

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

Richard T. “Chicken” Prakop, age 84, of Duquesne, passed away on Monday, October 3, 2022, at home. Born in Duquesne on August 29, 1938, he was the son of the late John and Barbara (Bornyik) Prakop. He was a retired machinist from Mesta Machine, a member of the Pine Run Boat Club, and a member of the Croatian Club of Duquesne. He is survived by nieces and nephews, Steven (Rita) Babyak of Forest Hills, Jerry (Kathleen) Babyak of Acme, PA, Les (Donna) Babyak of Shaler Twp., and Bonnie (Carl) Begovich of Florida. He is also survived by many great nieces and great nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers and sisters, Marion (Frank) Clark, William (Agnes) Prakop, Emma (Stephen) Babyak, Irene (Edward “Rusty”) Wilmans and John (Louise) Prakop. Visitation will be held on Saturday, October  8, 2022, from 2-6 p.m., at which time prayers will be offered, at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE 15110, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER, SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER, FUNERAL DIRECTOR. Private entombment will be held at the New St. Joseph Mausoleum, North Versailles.

 


Faith Marie Fenk

September 23, 2022 |

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

Faith Marie Fenk, age 52, of Duquesne, passed away on Friday, September 23, 2022, at home.  Born in Germany on October 25, 1969, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence Fenk and Anna Marie Skovran. Faith was a Christian and enjoyed spending time with her family, playing video games and doing puzzles. She is the life partner of Joseph Sheehan Sr.; mother of Joseph Sheehan Jr. of Duquesne, Matthew Sheehan Sr. of Duquesne, Reva Sheehan of Duquesne and the late Christopher Sheehan; grandmother of Matthew Sheehan Jr.; sister of Deric (Clara) Fenk of East Liberty; step daughter of Sherry (Mark) Eggers Fenk of Pittsburgh; half sister of Lauren (Mark) Sheehan of Mt. Oliver and Lacey Fenk of Mt. Oliver; best friend of over 30 years to Roxanne (Melvin Folks) Charles of Duquesne; niece of Mike (Tess) Skovran, Joyce Sovran, John (Karen) Skovran, Cheryl (Joseph) Yusavage, and Elizabeth Skovran; and is also survived by goddaughter, Diamond Charles. Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 25, 2022, from 12-4 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 at 4:00 p.m., following visitation.

 


Henry Vincent McKay, Jr.

September 18, 2022 |

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

Henry Vincent McKay, Jr, 81, died surrounded by family, at home in Duquesne, PA, in the evening of September 17, 2022. He will be remembered for his rowdy sense of humor, his stubborn nature, and his generosity. With his white beard, red cheeks, jolly laughter, and giving spirit, he was often (fairly) mistaken for Santa Claus. He always gave selflessly and unconditionally of his company, his not-so-secret stash of sweets, and his lottery tickets.

Henry was born to Rose Marie Gregg and Henry Vincent McKay, Sr. on May 10, 1941. He grew up in Highland Grove, McKeesport, with his sisters Rosemary and Catherine, where he graduated from McKeesport Vocational High in 1959. He married Josephine Pellegrino on October 7, 1961. He served in the Navy aboard the USS Amphion from 1961-1963, then worked at GC Murphy in McKeesport, USS Duquesne Works, and Alling & Cory in Pittsburgh’s Northside. In retirement, he traveled with Josie to inspect slot machines in Biloxi and Las Vegas and quality checked scratch-offs when he was home. In 1997, he traded his winnings for a woodland cottage, which he named the Super 7 Lodge and his family affectionately called Pap-Pap’s camp, in Kellettville, PA, where he loved hunting, fishing, boating, watching hunting/fishing/boating on TV, collecting turkey-themed decor, and cooking with copious amounts of bacon and cheese. Pap-Pap’s camp was always a party full of family, friends, board games, zip lines, trips to the crick and the rodeo, whiskey and s’mores around the campfire, and “Pap-Pap eggs” (seasoned with Velveeta and black pepper in a cast iron skillet) in the morning. Whether he was at home in Duquesne/West Mifflin, or at camp in Kellettville, Henry enjoyed hanging out at the local watering hole, where he was a beloved fixture on the bar and had many friends.

He is survived by his wife of nearly 61 years, Josephine Pellegrino; sister Catherine Macey (Robert); daughters Lori McKay Schricker (Don Kapolka), Michele Sparks (Steven), Maureen Marchewka (Walter), and Melissa Vautier (Brian); grandchildren Lauren McKay-Wechter (Adam), Lindsay Schricker (Connor Davenport), Alexis Schricker, Christian Sparks, Gabriella Vautier, Charlotte Sparks, Madeline Vautier, and Brady Vautier; and former son-in-law Scott Schricker. Preceded in death by his sister, RoseMary Geronditis. He had many dear friends, including his friend of over 50 years, Harvey Wilner, and all the regulars of Harvey Wilner’s Village Tavern. Special thanks to the compassionate care of Dr. James Rossetti and his staff at the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center. The world may have lost an incredible man, but Henry’s spirit lives on in each of these lives that he touched. 

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, from 12-8 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. Additional visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 21, 2022, from 10-11 a.m., followed by a Blessing Service at 11:00 a.m., with Rev. Nick Mastrangelo, officiating. Military Honors will be held at the Funeral Home following the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to The Stanley Marks Endowed Research Fund at Hillman Cancer Center, or join the family in raising a glass of iced tea and buying a lottery ticket.

 

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