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Daryl Mitchell

June 22, 2020 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Obituary

Daryl Mitchell, 64, of North Versailles Twp., died Monday, June 15, 2020. He was the son of the late Helen and Robert Todd. Mitchell is survived by his wife, Tina; children, Shanda, Nicole and Katie Mitchell; siblings, Darnell Mitchell and Lynden Walker; grandson, Nico L. Mitchell; and family and friends.

Mitchell was a North Versailles Twp. commissioner, representing Ward 2.

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Charles E. “Jap” Arrigo

April 26, 2020 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Obituary

Charles E. “Jap” Arrigo, 73, of West Newton, loving husband, father, and grandfather passed from this life peacefully Saturday, April 18, 2020, in the company of family and friends after a long-fought battle with a lingering illness. He was born on September 8, 1946 in North Charleroi, PA, the son of the late Joseph Arrigo and Esther (O’Hara) Arrigo.

Charles was a 1965 graduate of Charleroi High School where he excelled in baseball, basketball, football, and track. Charles played semi-pro football for the Wheeling Ironmen in the mid-60’s and was an assistant football coach for Belle Vernon High School under Bill Conners from 1985 through 1992. 

Charles served honorably for 25 years as a Pennsylvania State Police Trooper from November 7, 1969 until his retirement in 1994.

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Edward L. Eicheldinger

April 13, 2020 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Obituary

Edward L. Eicheldinger, loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, went home to Heaven on Sunday, April 12, 2020, at the age of 82. Ed impacted many lives and was an example of hard work, selflessness and humility, along with his wonderful sense of humor. He loved his wife and made every one of his grandchildren feel as if they were the only one. Ed is survived by his wife, Patty; his children, Edward (Lynn), Mark (Jackie), Steve (Linda) and Eric (Andrea); his grandchildren, Duston, Noah, Samuel, Olivia, Trenton and great-grandchild Juliana. He is also survived by his brothers, Clem (Anne) and Paul (Barb) and several nieces and nephews.

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Shirley (Sipe) McClain

April 10, 2020 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Obituary

Shirley (Sipe) McClain, 91, of North Versailles Twp. died April 9, 2020. Shirley was the devoted wife of the late James J. McClain. Loving mother of Patrick (Theresa) McClain, Richard P. (Lois) McClain, Christine (Don) Minyon, Cynthia (Don) Caiarelli and the late Kimberly McClain. Adoring grandmother of 8 and great-grandmother of 7. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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Dennis F. Fearon

April 08, 2020 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Obituary

Dennis F. Fearon, 90, died April 5, 2020. Beloved husband of 60 years to the late Dolores (Scheller) Fearon. Proud father of Deborah (Ed) Nash, the late Dennis M. Fearon, the late Dale Fearon, David (Marcia) Fearon, Denine (Marty) Samek, Dawn (Keith) Paul, the late Dane Fearon, Diane (Frank) Turkowski, Delia Campbell, Dory (Scott) Goldman, the late Drew Fearon, Danny (Anna) Fearon, Dean (Bonnie) Fearon and Derek (Brandy) Fearon. Loving grandfather of 24 and many great and great great grandchildren. Survived by a niece, two nephews and many great nieces and nephews.

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MaryAnn (Sala) Glenn

April 03, 2020 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Obituary

MaryAnn (Sala) Glenn, 83, of North Huntingdon Twp., formerly of Wall, Pa., died March 31, 2020. MaryAnn was the devoted wife of Donald Glenn for 57 years.

She was the loving mother of Susan Glenn, Donna Glenn, Lisa (Mark) Winowich, Lori (Boris) Bajich and Don (Andy) Glenn; adoring Baba of Andrew, Mariana, Luka, Ana, Nadia and Sara. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Terri (David) Petrick and all who loved her. She was preceded in passing by her parents, Frank Sala and Violet (nee Evanovich) Medvecz, step-father, Michael “Cubby” Medvecz and her sister, Michelle (Walter) Stys.

Her faith and family were her world. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

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Shirley Mae Cleveland-Montgomery

February 19, 2020 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Obituary

Shirley Mae Cleveland-Montgomery, 84, died Feb. 14, 2020 in McKeesport. She was born Dec. 24, 1935, in Pittsburgh to Katherine Cleveland (Herrer) and Odell Cleveland. She spent her childhood years growing up on Hosier Street in Homestead as well as on the family farm in Homeville with her brothers Odell & Calvin Cleveland.

She always talked about her family horse “Harry”. Harry was in charge of farm chores as well as giving the children rides around the farm. She also had a pet pig but learned quickly that pigs are not pets. Thanksgiving that year was a sad affair.

Through the years, she resided in several places Chicago, IL., Homewood, PA, East Liberty, PA, but returned to Homestead, PA. She worked several manufacturing jobs while in Chicago before returning to Homestead to help her brother Calvin run the family-owned bar, “Cleveland Grill.”

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Robert Michael Saunders

February 02, 2020 |

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Robert Michael Saunders, 67, died January 29, 2020 at home in McKeesport, Pa. Known affectionately as “Banjo,” he was born December 23, 1952 in Homestead, Pa.

He was the son of Taft Saunders and Elizabeth Krista and  the third of five children. He was educated in the Homestead Public School System. As a young adult, Banjo would go on to work side jobs such as roofing and other small hands-on jobs. He also enjoyed acting. On April 2, 2002, Banjo married Mathilda Jones of Homestead.

Along with his brother Richard (Rick), he was seen in the movie “Dawn of the Dead,” where he would play a major role as a zombie.

A drummer who loved heavy metal rock, Banjo and his brother Rick joined several bands and performed at many shows and local venues, and was a devoted fan of pro wrestling.

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John Daniel Bonga

January 20, 2020 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Obituary

John Daniel Bonga of Duquesne, a resident of Juniper Village in Forest Hills, age 98, on Sunday, January 19, 2020. He was the first American child born to Andrew and Anna (Rinyik) on December 30, 1921 in Rankin.

Beloved husband of the late Mildred (Tankosic) Bonga. Loving father of Dan (Nancy) Bonga, David (Monika) Bonga and Nikki (Tom) Stoner. Dearest grandfather (Pap Pap) of Dr. Lily Bonga and Jonathan Bonga; Nathan Stoner and Sally (Stephen) Paul; and the late Amanda Lyn Bonga.

Proud great-grandfather of McCarthy Rae Poljak and Everett Paul. John also was the beloved fiancé of Magdalene “Madge” Seman.

John was a 44-year employee of Westinghouse in East Pittsburgh. Although he rarely spoke of his military service, John proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II as a sergeant with the 338th Infantry Regiment combat Team in North Africa and Italy. He was awarded the Bronze Star for meritorious achievement in ground combat.

John was a lifetime member of St. Michael the Archangel Orthodox Church in Rankin and the White Oak American Legion.

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Karl Van Scott Jr.

December 21, 2019 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Obituary

Karl Van Scott Jr., 38, died Dec. 17, 2019. Friends will be received from 10 a.m. to 12 noon Dec. 23 at Morning Star Baptist Church, 812 Oak St., West Mifflin, where a funeral service will be held at 12 noon. Arrangements in charge of Tunie Funeral Home Inc.


Dajah Setay Hunter-Wright

November 26, 2019 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Obituary

Dajah Setay Hunter-Wright, 26, died Nov. 20, 2019. She was born Sept. 8, 1993. Friends and family will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Nov. 29 at Divine Restoration Church Of God In Christ, 102 Second St. at Hamilton Street, Duquesne, PA, 15110, where a funeral service will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Nov. 30. Arrangements in charge of Tunie Funeral Home Inc.


George “Chub” Cunningham

October 27, 2019 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Obituary

George “Chub” Cunningham, peacefully, on October 26, 2019, age 94. Formerly a resident of Liberty Borough for 65 years. George was born in Wilson, Pa., to the late George and late Olive (Sager) Cunningham.

He was the devoted husband of Louise (Walker) Cunningham for 62 years.  Loving father of Boyce (companion, Beth Joseph) Cunningham of Sacramento, Ca, Karen (Late Joe) Pedulla of Pitcairn, Pa, and George (Patte) Cunningham of Reno, NV; adoring grandfather of 4, great-grandfather of 7 and great-great grandfather of 5. He is also survived by other relatives and friends.

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William E. “Boo” Guyaux

October 21, 2019 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Obituary

William E. “Boo” Guyaux, on Sunday, October 20, 2019, age 55 of North Versailles. Boo was the loving son of the late Donald and late Helen (Bertum) Guyaux. Devoted father of Brittany (Fiancé Dylan) and Jessie (Fiancé Ken) Guyaux. Boo is also survived by his siblings, Tammy Stophel, Donene, Dorene, Lori and, Jason (Stephanie) Guyaux, also numerous nieces and nephews.

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Rufus "Poo" Morgan

October 16, 2019 |

By Editor | Posted in: Obituary

Rufus "Poo" Morgan, 53, died Oct. 12, 2019. A memorial service will be held at 12 noon Oct. 19 at The Bethany House, 2998 Boyd St., McKeesport, PA. Arrangements are in charge of Tunie Funeral Home Inc.


Thomas P. Korp

September 11, 2019 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Obituary

Thonas P. Korp, 56, of Glassport died Aug. 3, 2019 at home. He was born Sept. 2, 1962, the son of the late John W. Korp and Ruth A. Honick Korp Hoak. He is survived by children Stacie Korp, James Wiehagen, Shayann Wiehagen and Tyler Lewis; siblings William J. Korp of McKeesport; John (Jan) Korp of McKeesport; Tim Korp of Verona; Melonie (Dave) Sandusky of White Oak; and Becky (Bob) Bodzer of Versailles; his fiance, Maryjane McMasters; and several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

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