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Richard J. Crux

June 04, 2021 |

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

Richard J. Crux, age 67, of West Mifflin, passed away on June 3, 2021, at UPMC Mercy. Born in McKeesport on April 24, 1954, he was the son of the late Raymond and Marjorie (Watts) Crux. Richard was retired from Fisher Body-WEMR (Welding Electrical Mechanical Repair), was a coach and umpire for West Mifflin girls’ softball, coached for the West Mifflin Boy Baseball League, was a former member of the West Mifflin School Board, and a member of the Polaris Masonic Lodge #375. Married for 47 years to Ruth E. (Hvizdos) Crux, he is the father of Raymond J. (Jennifer) Crux of Rotterdam, NY, Rebekah L. Crux of West Mifflin, and Rachel B. (Michael) Ruffing of Buckhannon, WV; grandfather of Andrew Crux, Alexis Crux, Layla Chapman, and Mikey Ruffing; brother of Marjorie “Peggy” Crux of Myrtle Beach, SC, Jeanne Scholl of Myrtle Beach, SC, late Bobby Crux, late Linda Files Balint, and late Thomas Clemons. Visitation will be held on Monday, June 7, 2021, from 2-7 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, where a Blessing Service will be held on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at 10:00 A.M., with the Rev. Stan Gregorek officiating.  Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Mifflin. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Safe Haven, 2295 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131.

 


Audrey W. Salvucci

June 02, 2021 |

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

Audrey W. Salvucci, age 94, of West Mifflin, passed away on June 2, 2021, at Eldercrest Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Munhall. Born on July 10, 1926, she was the daughter of the late William and Jane (Wohl) Weber. She was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish-St. Agnes Church and a member of the Homeville Senior Citizens and the former Knights of Columbus Senior Citizens.

Wife of the late Samuel D. Salvucci Jr., she is the mother of Samuel D. (Kathryn) Salvucci III of Reddy, WV, Susan (Raymond) Roland of White Oak and the late Sandy Schoolcraft; grandmother of Brian Ross, late Clinton Ross, Thorpe (Vanessa) Salvucci, Jessalynn (Ernie) Smelko, Stacey (Derek) Martin, Sharon (Michael) Martin, and Chad (Carla) Roland; great grandmother of Hannah, Jacob, Cassidy, Andrew, Madison, Gabriella, Taylor, Ella, Dominic, Fair and Remy; sister of Joan (late Bernard) Wieszcynski of Harwick, PA, late Pat (late George) Russell and late Jean (late Robert) Booth.

 
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Joseph P. Cibula

May 25, 2021 |

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

Joseph P. Cibula, age 101, of West Mifflin, passed away on May 25, 2021 at Grandview Estates of Elizabeth. Born in Duquesne on March 19, 1920, he was the son of the late Andrew and Mary (Furbish) Cibula. He was retired from U.S. Steel-Duquesne Works-B.O.F. with 43 years of service. He was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish-Holy Trinity Church and enjoyed watching all sports. He was the husband of the late Virginia C. (Campbell) Cibula; brother of Gertrude (late Harry) Krohe, late Marcella (late George) Yarosik, late Andrew Cibula Jr., late Lawrence (Late Sophie) Cibula, late Rosella (late James) Lofe and late Dolores (late Jim) Hast. He is also survived by nieces and nephews. There is no visitation. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, May 28, 2021, at Holy Trinity Church, West Mifflin, at 10:00 A.M., with Rev. Michael Conway officiating. EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH. Interment will follow in Jefferson Memorial Park. 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.

 


Geraldine W. Beam

May 24, 2021 |

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

Geraldine W. Beam, age 87, of West Mifflin, passed away on May 24, 2021, at Canterbury Place, Pittsburgh. Born in McKeesport on July 20, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Viola (Tyler) Keene. She was a retired Key Punch Operator for PNC Bank and a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Duquesne. She was the beloved wife of the late Charles Roland Beam; mother of Chris Ann (William H.) Valiquette of West Mifflin and Kimberly J. (Nicholas R.) Bouras of West Mifflin; grandmother of Erica (Darren) Ristich of Bethel Park, Keith C. Valiquette of Buckhannon, WV, Sarah R. Bouras of West Mifflin and Christopher J. (Stephanie) Bouras of West Mifflin; great grandmother of Carson Apel, Danielle Ristich, and Levi and Reign Bouras; sister of David (late Margie) Keene of West Newton, late Bertrand (late Mary) Keene, and late Mitzi I. Keene. She is also survived by nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 from 2-8 P.M. at the MALOY-SCHELIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 15110, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER, SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER, FUNERAL DIRECTOR. Funeral service will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 11:00 A.M., with Pastor John L. Gropp officiating. Interment will follow in Jefferson Memorial Park.

 


Julie F. Schweitzer

May 18, 2021 |

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

Julie F. Schweitzer, age 73, of White Oak, passed away on May 18, 2021, at UPMC McKeesport. Born in McKeesport on April 24, 1948, she was the daughter of the late George and Rose Totin. Julie was a former hairdresser and dog bather and she decorated sweaters. She was the wife of David H. Schweitzer for 45 years; mother of Janna (Casey Zychowicz) Schweitzer of Aliquippa; sister of Patricia (late Richard) Cirucci of Mt. Lebanon and Helene (Drew) Schaming of Port Vue; aunt of Stacey (Grant) Bartko of Elizabeth. She is also survived by two great nephews. There is no visitation or service. Arrangements entrusted to MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER, SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER, FUNERAL DIRECTOR.

 


John L. Kubicko

May 16, 2021 |

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

John L. Kubicko, age 91, of North Braddock, Pennsylvania passed away Thursday, May 13, 2021. He was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years Mary Krivjanik Kubicko.He was born on Saturday, January 24, 1930 to the late Stephen William Kubicko and Edna Mattey Kubicko, as well as Cecelia Kranyak Kubicko.

John, also known as the Pennsylvania Outdoorsman, enjoyed hunting, fishing, golf and all things outdoors. He was also an outdoor sporting goods sales representative.

John is survived by his loving cherished daughter Donna Lee MacDonald Florida, sister-in-law Madeline (Stephen) Lesko and sister-in-law Catherine (late William) Kubicko.

His life was enriched with interactions of his loving, thoughtful and caring nieces and nephews, Cathy (Alvin) Knox, Carole Marie (Keith) Simmons, Corrinne (Michael) Dowling, Colleen (Robert) Pantalone, Stephen Kubicko and Jeffrey Lesko.

 
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Mavin L. Koval

May 14, 2021 |

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

 

Mavin L. Koval, age 75, formerly of Braddock, passed away on May 13, 2021. Born in Pittsburgh on October 2, 1945, she was the daughter of the late William and Agnes (Williams) Koval. She was a retired admissions clerk at Braddock Hospital for 47 years. Mavin graduated from Sacred Heart High School in Pittsburgh, Duffs Business School, and she enjoyed reading. She is the sister of James (Linda) Koval of Mechanicsburg and the late Marilyn (late Vernon) Moyer; aunt of Myley Moyer, Sandy (Jeff Wilson) Moyer, Kirk Moyer and the late Jaya Moyer; great aunt of Christopher (Colleen) Moyer, Maya Wilson and the late Dylan Lewis; great great aunt of Caleb Moyer, Kenzie Moyer, Caiden Moyer, Callie Buckley and Theo Buckley. Visitation will be held on Monday, May 17, 2021 from 4-8 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 15110, 412-466-3300. A Blessing Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 10:00 a.m., with Rev. Thomas Dansak officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery in North Braddock. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice in her name.

 


Pamela Sue (Kulus) Brown

May 10, 2021 |

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

Pamela Sue (Kulus) Brown, age 55, of Braddock Hills, formerly of Duquesne, passed away on May 9, 2021, at UPMC Shadyside. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii on September 7, 1965, she was the daughter of Constance Tassone (Dombrosky) and the late Thomas Kulus. She was a former legal secretary for a Pittsburgh law firm and a longtime waitress at Pizza Hut-Duquesne. She loved being with her family, which was everything to her, and she enjoyed going to Kennywood, lottery tickets and her cat, Pumpkin.

She was the wife of the late Paul Afanasieff. Survivors include her mother, Constance (Tassone) Dombrosky and her step-father, Gerald Dombrosky of Elizabeth Twp.; daughter, Heather Brown of North Braddock; siblings Thomas (Jacqueline) Kulus of West Mifflin, Cindy (Jim) Capell of Monroeville and Marie (Bryan) Krasneski of South Park. She was a doting and loving aunt of Tanner, Bennett and Ethan Kulus, Katie and Jimmy Capell and Ariana and Colton Krasneski; step-mother of Jesse Afanasieff and step-grandmother of Shane and Cailey Afanasieff.

 
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James P. "Jimmy" Maxwell

May 10, 2021 |

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

James P. “Jimmy” Maxwell, age 76, of West Mifflin, passed away on May 9, 2021, at home. Born in Homestead on May 8, 1945, he was the son of the late Perry and Lillian (Kennedy) Maxwell. He was a retired machinist from U.S. Steel-Homestead Works, a member of Homeville Christian Church, Pitcairn-Monroeville Sportsman Club and he enjoyed hunting and fishing. Jimmy was the beloved husband of 55 years to Mary Lou (Downie) Maxwell; father of Gina Maxwell Caito of West Mifflin and Robin (Vanessa Suncine) Maxwell of West Mifflin; grandfather of Tomilyn (Jamie Miller) Caito, Roman (Jenn) Caito, and Taylor (Jason) McCall; great grandfather of Owyn Miller, Landon Caito, Sienna Caito, and Carmine Caito; brother of Cheryl (Dan) Wehrer of West Mifflin and Kim (Mike) McElroy of West Mifflin.

 
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Edmund S. Lewandowski

May 04, 2021 |

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

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial for Edmund S. Lewandowski, will be celebrated on May 15, 2021, at 10:00 a.m., at Holy Name Church, Duquesne, of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, with his son, the Rev. Thomas Lewandowski, as principal celebrant.

Edmund passed away last April, during the Covid-19 pandemic, at the Locust Grove Personal Care Home. Born May 9, 1922 in Nowa-Wies-Wielka, Poland, he was the son of the late Jozef & Anastazia (Siemiankowska) Lewandowski.  He was a retired letter carrier in Duquesne, a member of Christ the Light of the World Parish in Duquesne, a former insurance salesman for the Polish Roman Catholic Union of America, member of the former Holy Name Society of the former St. Hedwig Church, member of the Polish War Veterans of WWII,  American Legion, the Polish National Alliance, the Polish Club of Duquesne, Teutonia Mannerchor Club of Duquesne, National Association of Letter Carriers and the Loyal Order of the Moose. 

Edmund enjoyed being surrounded by family especially celebrating birthdays.  He enjoyed sharing travel stories with his grandkids while drinking French wine.  He listened attentively while the great grandkids came to visit. He served in the Polish Army as a 2nd Lt. during WWII and was a prisoner of war for 4 years.  He was the beloved husband of 53 years to the late Blanche L. (Belback) Lewandowski, who died on March 19, 2004. 

He was the father of Dennis (Judy) Lewandowski of Plum Boro, Rev. Thomas J. Lewandowski, Parochial Vicar at Immaculate Conception Parish in Washington, PA & College Chaplain at Washington & Jefferson College, Waynesburg University, and California University of Pennsylvania, and the late Anthony Lewandowski; grandfather of Kristen (Steve) Lichius & Michael (Kristen) Lewandowski; great grandfather of Ava and Ryan Lichius and Mary Lewandowski; brother of Regina Smolka and predeceased by brothers & sisters Anthony Lewandowski, Apolinary Lewandowski, Fr. Dominik Lewandowski, and Sr. Aurelia Lewandowski, S.O.E.

Arrangements entrusted to MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 15110, 412-466-3300, WILLLIAM B. SCHLEIFER, SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER, FUNERAL DIRECTOR. Everyone is welcome to attend. The mass will be live-streamed on the Funeral Home website www.maloy-schleiferfuneralhome.com

 


John M. "Jay" Gorda Sr.

May 03, 2021 |

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

John M. “Jay” Gorda Sr., age 67, of Duquesne, passed away on May 1, 2021 at UPMC McKeesport. Born in McKeesport on April 2, 1954, he was the son of the late John and Bertha (Wargo) Gorda. He was a former steelworker at U.S. Steel-Duquesne Works, a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish-Holy Name Church, a former commandant of the East McKeesport League-Hesse-Waldron Detachment and proudly served his country in the Marine Corps and helped with Toys 4 Tots. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle and reminiscing about riding when he couldn’t. He was the husband of the late Terri L. (Marcus) Gorda; father of Richard Gorda, Debra (Sean Patterson) Gorda, John Gorda Jr., Shawn Gorda and Robert Gorda; grandfather of Erik Patterson, Mackenzie Patterson and Adelina Brown; brother of Kathleen M. (Ted Kochina) Schussler, Madeline (late Francis) Salvatore, late Patricia Anderson, late Richard Gorda and late Marian Gorda.

 
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Barbara Ann Bindrim

May 01, 2021 |

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

Barbara Ann Bindrim, age 83, of Latrobe, formerly of Duquesne, passed away on April 30, 2021 at The Grove at Latrobe. Born in Kingston, NY on April 3, 1938, she was the daughter of the late John and Anna (Hrabosky) Bremer. Barbara was a homemaker and member of the First Free Evangelical Church in McKeesport. She is survived by her children Daniel Berkey of Charleston, SC, Lori Ann of Pittsburgh, Matthew Scott (Donna) Greeley of Latrobe, Robert Dupree Giles of Hastings, SC, Joyce Greeley of Bristol, OK and James Bindrim of Clairton; 15 Grandchildren; 8 Great Grandchildren; brothers Richard (Kathy) Bremer of Penn Hills and Charles (late Dolores) Bremer of White Oak; and lifelong friend Glenda Scharer.

 
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Joann M. Wallace

April 30, 2021 |

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

Joann M. Wallace, age 59, of McKeesport, passed away on April 29, 2021 at UPMC McKeesport. Born in McKeesport on June 13, 1961, she was the daughter of the late Albert Vavra and the late Theresa (Vavra) Williams. She was a homemaker who enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandson, and was a big fan of the Penguins, Steelers & Pirates. She is survived by her fiancé, Jerry Cunningham; was the mother of Samantha Wallace of McKeesport and Anthony Doratio of McKeesport; grandmother of Luca Margliotti, Trenton Doratio, Giovanni Doratio, and Serenity Doratio; sister of Paul (Georgia) Vavra of Dravosburg, Barbara Habjanetz of Glassport, Raymond Vavra of Glassport and the late Mary Jane Hess, late Patty Bailey, late Jimmy Vavra, and late Albert Vavra.

 
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Jamie J. Chonko

April 16, 2021 |

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

Jamie J. Chonko, age 35, of West Mifflin, passed away on April 15, 2021, at home. Born on June 9, 1985, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of Karen (Seibel) Benvin of West Homestead and her late step father David Benvin and the late Charles Sloss. She was the co-owner of Pizzarella in West Mifflin, a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish-Holy Name Church and a former pharmacy tech at Jefferson Hospital and Penn-Taft Pharmacy. 

She was the best wife and mother that anyone could ask for and she loved to spend time with her family and go shopping. Jamie was the loving wife of 14 years to Bradley J. “Brad” Chonko; mother of Rylee Chonko and Gabriella Chonko, both at home; sister of Sara (Ralph) Marsico of Elizabeth, Carly Sloss of West Mifflin, Ashlee (Phil) Fox of Michigan, and Orlando Hale of North Dakota; granddaughter of Nada (late Charles) Sloss of West Mifflin and the late Dot Seibel; daughter-in-law of Jimbo and Marie Chonko of West Mifflin; sister-in-law of Christopher (Kari) Chonko of Jefferson Hills.

 
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Raymond C. Merisko

April 12, 2021 |

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

Raymond C. Merisko, of West Mifflin, passed away peacefully on April 11, 2021, and entered the gates of Heaven. He was born on November 4, 1931 in McKeesport, PA. He was the beloved husband of 54 years to Rose (Bilski) Merisko. He loved his family; father of James (Cheryl) Merisko of Illinois, Daniel Merisko of Butler, PA and Dianne (Keith) Kuzma of Jefferson Hills, PA; grandfather to Samantha and Joshua Merisko, Dustin Martin, Kaley and Corey Kuzma; great grandfather to Sophia Gonzales.

Ray was employed by the U.S. Postal Service for 32 years as a carrier and manager,and served 11 1/2 years in the Naval Reserves. He was the first Lector and Eucharistic Minister at Holy Name Church in Duquesne, member of the Men’s Club and taught in the CCD program for 17 years. He proudly served as Grand Knight with the Duquesne-West Mifflin Knights of Columbus Council #4210, was a coach for Duquesne Little League for 12 years, enjoyed golf, bowling and fishing.

 
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