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Jane (Faust) DuVall

June 26, 2019 |

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

Jane (Faust) DuVall age 69, of Duquesne, on June 26, 2019, at the home of her son. She was a daughter of the late Grant Russell and the late Irene (Mraz) Faust. Jane was a former floral arranger Matta's Florist. She enjoyed crafting, her children and grandchildren, and "punking" people. Member of the Faith Bible Baptist Church, in Wilkins Township. She was the life partner of the late William M. Jakub; mother of Samuel A. (Tiffanie) McCullough, of Wilkins Towhsnip, and their family, Moriah (Ethan), Hope, Noelle, Sophia, and Samuel, Scott A. (Denise) McCullough, of Munhall, and their family, Nathan, Hayley, and Macey, Shawn A. (Jessica) McCullough, of Duquesne, and their son, Mason, Christina (Christopher) Gavron, of West Mifflin, and their family, Anthony, Julia, Dylan, and Olivia; stepmother of William F. Jakub, of Duquesne, and Andrew "A.J." Jakub, of McKeesport; sister of Russell (Beverly) Faust, of Wilkins Township, and the late Geraldine (surviving spouse, Ron) McKee, of Duquesne. Visitation Thursday, from 6-8 p.m., and Friday, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-330, where her funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 29, at 10 a.m., Pastor Gary LaPietra officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, West Mifflin. 

 


Goldie T. Pollack

June 23, 2019 |

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

Goldie T. Pollack age 93, of Duquesne, on June 20, 2019. She was a daughter of the late John and Julia (Fodor) Szarka. She was a retired Unit Clerk at UPMC McKeesport. She was a member of Holy Trinity Church, West Mifflin and a member of their Former Christian Mothers and was their former Vice President. She was also a Cub Scout Leader. Beloved wife of 61 years to the late George "Whitey" Pollack, Sr.; mother George Pollack, Jr., of Yorkville, IL, Gregory Pollack, of Duquesne, and Gloria (the late Robert W.) Pollack-Bradley, of Henderson, NV; grandmother of Zachary (Melissa) Pollack-Bradley; great-grandmother of Logan Bradley; sister of the late Vilma (the late Paul) Pollack. Visitation on Monday, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300, where a Blessing Service will be held on Tuesday, at 9:30 a.m., followed by Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Trinity Church at 10 a.m. Rev. Thomas Lewandowski officiating. Burial will be in Holy Trinity Cemetery, West Mifflin.

 
 


Laurine A. Emert

June 20, 2019 |

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

Laurine A. Emert, age 66, of North Huntingdon formerly of Duquesne, passed away on June 18, 2019 at UPMC McKeesport.  Born in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Edward & Margaret (Stiefel) Emert.  She was a retired clerk stenographer for the Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation, and she liked reading, was a lover of animals, an avid Pokemon player and was very generous to Veterans & animal causes. She is survived by cousins William Martz & Family of Penn Hills and good friends Judy Wagner & her family Tracy (Jim) Kovar, Breena Kovar & Bailey Kovar of North Huntingdon.  Friends received at the Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300, on Thursday, June 20, from 6-8 p.m. with a funeral service at 7:30 p.m. at the Funeral Home with Rev. Thomas Lewandowski officiating.  Burial in Riverview Cemetery.

 


Gerald "Jerry" Kapolka

June 10, 2019 |

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

Gerald "Jerry" Kapolka age 70, of West Mifflin, on May 26, 2019. He was born March 17, 1949 in McKeesport, and died at home. He was a son of the late John and Mary (Yanichko) Kapolka. Jerry worked in Hotel Accounting. He was a member of Christ, The Light of the World Parish. He enjoyed golfing and was an outstanding athlete in his youth, and was a long-time caretaker for his mother and brother. He was a brother of the late Ronald J. Kapolka and the Marjorie Bishoff. He is survived by his caretaker and beloved friend, Dr. Andrew (Karen) Giran of Elizabeth. There will be no visitation. Graveside service will be held on Friday, June 14 at 10 a.m. At St. Hedwig Cemetery, West Mifflin. Rev. Thomas Lewandowski officiating. Arrangements entrusted to MALOY-SCHLIEFER FUNERAL HOME, Duquense. 412-466-3300

 


Joyce (August) Ignat Barkac

June 10, 2019 |

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

JOYCE (AUGUST) IGNAT BARKAC age 77, of West Mifflin, on June 8, 2019. She was a daughter of the late John and Mary "Tov" (Tovlin) August. She was retired from the Register of Wills and the purchasing Dept for Kane regional centers for Allegheny County. A member of Christ the Light of the World Parish, Duquesne. She enjoyed shopping. She was the wife of the late Ralph Barkac and former wife of Richard "Iggy" Ignat, Sr.; mother of Richard (Nita) Ignat, Jr. of West Mifflin, Sherri (Joe) Hamar of West Mifflin; grandmother of Clayton (Christina) Ignat, Shaina Ignat, Chelsea (fiancé, Imir Sanders) Ignat, J.T. Hamar, Kaitlyn Hamar; she was preceded in death by her grandchild, Tyler Mikulla; great-grandmother of Cameron Ignat, Caleigh Ignat, Santana Sanders; sister of Audrey (James) Ferencz of Penn Hills and Joan (Gary) Schink of West Mifflin; stepmother of Holly Barkac-Costello and Stacy Barkac-Mainwaring. There will be no visitation. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be on Thursday, June 13, 2019, at 10 a.m. at Holy Name Church of Christ the Light of the World Parish, Duquesne. Rev. Thomas Lewandowski officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Arrangements have been entrusted to the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, Duquesne, 412-466-3300.

 


Ruth Emily Howard

June 03, 2019 |

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

Ruth Emily Howard, age 65, of Duquesne, on Sunday, June 2, 2019.  Beloved wife of Dave for 44 years. Loving mother of David, Jr. (Christy Jackson), Megan (Timothy) Watters, and Erin (Frank); beloved grandma “Gaga” of Emily and Lillian; beloved sister of Kurt, Kent (Vicki), and the late Mark (surviving spouse, Wendy).  Friends received at the Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300, on Thursday, June 6, from 2-8 p.m.  Blessing on Friday at the Funeral Home at 9:00 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at Holy Name Church of Christ the Light of the World Parish with Rev. Thomas Lewandowski officiating. Burial in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park. Condolences may be made at www.maloy-schleiferfuneralhome.com.

 


Constance Krivanis

May 18, 2019 |

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

Constance Krivanis age 79, formerly of West Mifflin and Monroeville, on May 16, 2019, At Sunnyview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Butler, PA. She was the daughter of the late George and Mary (Gonos) Krivanis. Constance was retired from Equitable Gas as a Clerk. She was a member Sts. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church. She is survived by her lifelong friend and caretaker, Micheleen Ando, of Valencia, PA. There will be no visitation. Private burial will be at  Sts. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Cemetery. A Memorial Office of Christian Burial will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, Duquesne, PA, 412-466-3300.

 


Joseph V. Sikora

May 10, 2019 |

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

JOSEPH V. SIKORA age 89, of West Mifflin, on May 9, 2019. He was a son of the late Frank and Anna (Rytkowski) Sikora. Joe was retired from US Steel - Duquesne Works. He enjoyed gardening and sharing his homegrown vegetables with his neighbors, socializing, shuffleboard, watching movies, horseshoes, shooting pool, and playing basketball when he was younger. Beloved husband of 50 years to the late Marie (Axelson) Sikora; father of Frank J. (Laura) Sikora of Lexington, KY, Gary J. Sikora of Manassas, VA, Shari M. Sikora of Philadelphia, PA; grandfather of Nicole, Michael, Derek, and Kelly Sikora; predeceased by brothers and sisters, Alex Sikora, Stanley Sikora, Alice Corvino, and Agnes F. "Aggie" Cerpani. Visitation Saturday 6-8 p.m. and Sunday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300, where his Funeral Services will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. Pastor John Gropp officiating. Burial will be in Lebanon Church Cemetery, West Mifflin.

 


Paul A. Mastylak

May 02, 2019 |

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

Paul A. Mastylak age 64, of West Mifflin, formerly of Duquesne, on May 1, 2019. He was the son of the late Paul B. “Farmer” and Mary Margaret (Urda) Mastylak. Paul was a former welder. He loved his two grandchildren and enjoyed golf and hockey. Husband of 41 years to Georgeanne “Gege” (Wentroble) Mastylak; father of Paul “PJ” (Kirstin) Mastylak of Scott Twp.; grandfather of Tanner and Harper Mastylak; brother of Sandy Smouse of West Newton. Visitation on Monday May 6th from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC. 915 Kennedy Ave. Duquesnse, PA 412-466-3300 where a blessing service will be held on Tuesday May 7, 2019 at 10 a.m. Rev. Thomas Lewandowski officiating. Burial will be in St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cemetery, West Mifflin. 

 


George Monzak

April 25, 2019 |

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

George Monzak age 80, of West Mifflin, on April 24, 2019, at home. He was the son the late George A. and Mary (Karpach) Monzak. George owned Monzak's Auto Service in West Mifflin for 50 years. He loved cars and took them to many car cruises and shows. He was a great mechanic and sponsored little league baseball for many years. He was a great husband, father, and grandfather. Beloved husband for 60 years to Bernice (Manns) Monzak; father of George W. (Shannon) Monzak, of Elizabeth, Gary (Marsha) Monzak, of West Mifflin, and Cindy (Chuck) Schmidt, of Elizabeth; grandfather of Jason, Kristi, Gabriel, Jacob, Logan, and Beverly; great-grandfather of Blake, Carter, Jacob, Ethan, and Lillianna; brother of the late Dorothy Polak and the late Georgina Duffy. There will be no visitation. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Spirit Church, West Mifflin, on April 30, 2019, at 10 a.m. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Mifflin.Memorial contributions may be made to West Mifflin Baseball League, P.O. Box 13 West Mifflin Pa 15122 Checks made Payable to WMBL. Arrangements entrusted to MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, Duquesne, 412-466-3300.

 


Joseph Michael Stipetic

April 08, 2019 |

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

JOSEPH MICHAEL STIPETIC age 69, of Ohio Twp., formerly of Coral Springs, FL, Elizabeth Twp., PA and Duquesne, died on April 6, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. Joe was born October 9, 1949 in Duquesne to the late Joseph and Irene (Mackay) Stipetic. Joe attended Duquesne High School and Slippery Rock before entering the US Army and serving his country in Vietnam. Joe is survived by his wife, Claudia (Bodnar) Stipetic of 50 years; and his three sons, Joseph of Wexford, Jeffrey (Cristy) of Baldwin and Jay (Regan) of Carnegie; brother of Debbie (Jim) Milford of Venice, FL. He was the adored Pappy Joe to Nicholas, Julia, Jeffrey and Charlotte; also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Joe was involved in coaching many of his son's sports teams and was proudest of founding the Roller Rebels, Roller Hockey Team. He started in South Florida and later brought it to Pittsburgh, recruiting over 500 kids to participate in the sport. Joe had a passion for golf, hockey and basketball. But most importantly, he loved his family with all he had. Visitation on Thursday and Friday from 3-8 p.m., at the MALOY - SCHLEIFFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne 412-466-3300 where a Blessing Service will be held on Saturday at 9 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 at St. Joseph Church, Duquesne; Rev. Thomas Lewandowski officiating. Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery with Military Honors. Memorial contributions may be made to The Wounded Warrior s Project.

 


Shirley L. Kratochvil

April 08, 2019 |

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

SHIRLEY L. KRATOCHVIL age 61, of Duquesne on April 4, 2019. She was a daughter of the late George and Dorothy (Gerkin) Thompson. Shirley enjoyed watching Lifetime movies. She was the wife of the late Frank Kratochvil; mother of Jason Thompson of McKeesport, Amanda (Joe Owens) Kratochvil of Duquesne and Bobby Kratochvil of McKeesport; grandmother of Logan and Haley Kratochvil; sister of Clara (Daniel) Colclaser of Greenock, Emma Snyder of McKeesport, Mary Thompson of Kentucky, Sarah (Rocky) Guntrun of McKeesport and George Thompson of Ohio. Visitation Sunday, April 14, 2019 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the MALOY - SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300 where her funeral service will be held at 4 p.m., Rev. Michael Singer officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to her family. 

 
 
 


Arnold Joseph Sopko

April 06, 2019 |

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

ARNOLD JOSEPH SOPKO age 87, of South Park formerly of Duquesne on April 5, 2019. He was a son of the late Frank and Elizabeth (Orris) Sopko. Arnie was a retired Advancement Placement History teacher at Chartier Valley High School, a member and past president of the Chartiers Valley Education Association, former teacher and coach for the Duquesne school system and was a member of the former St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church, Duquesne, and current member of St. Elias Byzantine Catholic Church, Munhall, and a Byzantine Catholic Serra Club. A member of the G.B.U. he was a life-long lover of Jazz and was an avid golfer. He was a graduate of Slippery Rock and Indiana University; proudly served his country in the army during the Korean War. Husband of the late Henrietta Gail “Etta Gail” (Wurzbacher) Sopko; husband of Geraldine “Gerri” (Soffa) Sopko; father of Tammy (late Tim) Chonko of Duquesne, Ronda (Mitchell) Brourman of Edgewood, Gregg (Lisa) Bickus of Lockport, IL, Andrew Bickus of Duquesne, Lori (Mark) Glasgow of Orange, CA, Tim (Maggie) Urda of Uniontown, Elaine Terry of Minneapolis, MN and the late Joetta R. Sharp; brother of the late Kornel (wife Dorothy survives) Sopko of North Huntington; 19 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; also nieces and nephews. Visitation Sunday, April 7, from 2-8 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300 where a Panachida Service will be held on Monday at 10 a.m., followed by Divine Liturgy with funeral at 11 a.m. at St. Elias Byzantine Catholic Church. Burial with Military Honors at St. Joseph Cemetery, West Mifflin. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Elias Church.

 


Ann Suzich

April 03, 2019 |

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

Ann Suzich, 88, of Duquesne, passed away on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at home.  Born May 25, 1930 in Midland, she was the daughter of the late Vujo and Sophie (Bassar) Suzich.  Anna was a tavern owner and enjoyed watching TV from morning to night.   She is survived by her sister, Mildred “Becky” Suzich of White Oak and nieces and nephews.  She was also the sister of the late Kay Margita & Dorothy Suzich. Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 4, 2019  from 5-7 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, Duquesne, 412-466-3300.

 


Wilber D. "Sonny" "Smitty" Smith

March 27, 2019 |

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

WILBUR D. "SONNY" "SMITTY" SMITH age 81, of Munhall, formerly of Duquesne, on March 24, 2019. A son of the late Donald and Elizabeth (Mraz) Smith. He was retired from US Steel Duquesne Works, the Primary Mill and was also a former security guard at UPMC Mercy. Husband of the late Eleanor (Mauk) Smith; father of Jennifer and Robert Smith; brother of Donna (late Carl) Steinkopf of North Huntingdon, Dale (Carolyn) Smith of Birdsboro, PA, late Phyllis (James surviving) Senato of McKeesport; also survived by his lady friend, Helen Bohr of Munhall. Visitation Saturday, March 30, 2019, from 12-2 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300, where a Blessing Service will be held at 2 p.m. Rev. Thomas Dansak officiating.

 

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