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Sarah Louise Beatty

June 05, 2023 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Robert A. Waters Funeral Home

Sarah Louise Beatty, 83, of West Mifflin, Pennsylvania was born March 8, 1940, in Whiteville, North Carolina. She was the beloved daughter of the late William and Lizzie Brice Demery.   

Sarah attended Artesia High School in Hall Borough, North Carolina. She moved to Duquesne, Pennsylvania with her siblings after her mother passed away. She was employed at several jobs and has various positions. Columbus Clean Right Cleaners as a (Presser), J F Kennedy School (Lunch Aide), United States Steel Mill (Bricklayer), Glenshaw Nursing Home, (Nurse's Aide) and the last job she held for many years as a Childcare Worker.

She loved her family and enjoyed riding to Sam’s Club and Costco, traveling to the casino was something she and her sisters enjoyed doing together. She loved to cook when she could. She did not have a special preference for what she ate. But she did not care for String Beans, Mushrooms, or Velveeta cheese.

She enjoyed being outside and disliked being alone. She loved visiting with her family. Sarah would go to her daughters, granddaughters, and cousins, homes when she could and enjoyed sitting on their porches. Also, she loved taking care of her grandkids, or anyone's kids that asked. Everyone that knew our mom called her "Gram."  

She was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church for many years in Duquesne PA. She was faithful in mailing in her tithes, and when she got sick and was unable to attend church.

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Cynthia Annette Moore

May 27, 2023 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Robert A. Waters Funeral Home

Cynthia Annette Moore, 61, of White Oak died May 15, 2023. Daughter of the late John Willie and Laverne Smith Moore, Jr., she began her earthly journey on April 21, 1962. 

Cindy accepted Christ as her personal Savior in her youth.  She was a member of the Gethsemane Church of God In Christ and was known for her hospitality and willingness to help where needed.

Cindy was a 2006 graduate of California University's MSW program and was a practicing social worker all her life!  She was employed at the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank for twenty years and worked tirelessly to support the efforts of the organization to alleviate the impact of hunger throughout Southwestern PA in her role there as Chief Outreach Officer.

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Elizabeth "Liz" (Womack) Johnson

April 24, 2023 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Robert A. Waters Funeral Home

Elizabeth (Womack) “Liz” Johnson, born May 31, 1947, entered her heavenly home, April 15, 2023. She was preceded in death by her loving parents Lydia (Richards) and Walter Lee Womack, adored brother Walter E. Womack, beloved daughter, Tiffany Nicole Johnson, and endeared nephew Marvin Womack.

Liz was raised in Rankin, PA and in 1998 moved to McKeesport where she was an active member of the community. In September of 2012 Liz began a thirty-year career at General Motors/Fisher Body BOC, where she worked in various positions, from janitorial, to fork lift driver, assembly line worker, to welder. Her greatest joy came when her skills were recognized and awarded with a promotion to Team Leader. After retiring from General Motors Liz decided to return to work and gained employment with the McKeesport Area School District as a Security Officer. She was a longstanding member of St. Paul AME Church and diligently served on the Missionary, Steward, Usher, and Trustee Boards, at various times throughout her membership. She also served as a nurse and on the hospitality committee. Liz loved to sing and expressed her love of gospel music by singing in the Ben Harris, Gospel, and Mass Choirs. She was an avid reader of the Bible and participated in various Bible Studies.

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Ella Mae Jones

April 03, 2023 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Robert A. Waters Funeral Home

Ella Mae Jones, 81, also known as Noogie of Duquesne, was born on April 3, 1941, in Robeson County, NC.  She was the beloved daughter to the late Charles and Queenella (Mclean) Hopes.

Ella graduated from McKeesport High School.  She was the 2nd oldest of 7 children, whom she loved dearly.  Ella loved being with family and would attend every family function just so she could be around those she loved.  Ella also was known to tell it how it was, she didn’t sugarcoat anything, so if you were around her you better have tough skin and virgin ears. 

Ella was a very generous individual. If she had it, you had it.  Ella was crazy about her sons and grandchildren.  She would make sure that she was at every sporting event, birthday parties, and graduations.  Being a single mom, she knew that she had to be both mom and dad for her sons, John and Paul. She would work various jobs such as Secretarial work for the Steel Mill, Federal Government, and in her later years Hills and Ames Department Store.

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Rhonda Yvonne Cash

March 27, 2023 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Robert A. Waters Funeral Home

Rhonda Yvonne Cash, 62, of McKeesport, PA departed this life Thursday, March 16, 2023 while resting peacefully at her daughter’s home. She was born July 29, 1960, in McKeesport, PA. She was the daughter of the late Robert and Clara Cash.

Rhonda was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church since a young child, she also sang in the choir. She was a former member of McKea Temple #322. After the sudden death of her kids father Rudy, Rhonda was a stay at home mother for many years until she became employed at Phar-Mor. She worked there until the store closed. When she wasn’t working, she was cooking, spending time with her children and grandchildren; or she was at her second home Bingo. If you knew Rhonda, then you know she never bit her tongue for nobody. She didn’t play when it came to her kids, grandkids or her family. When they called, she came running with no questions asked. There was never a dull moment around her; even when she was fighting Cancer, she still cracked her jokes and talked her mess. Her smile, unique laugh, sassiness, and most of all, her love will be missed by many.

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Larry Smith

March 22, 2023 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Robert A. Waters Funeral Home

Larry Smith, 68, was born and raised in McKeesport, Pennsylvania. He was the beloved son of the late Edward and Willie Lou Lewis. Larry entered this world on November 17, 1954, and peacefully departed this life on March 16, 2023.

Larry graduated from South High School. He retired in 2017, after being a Guard Attendant. Larry loved dancing and singing karaoke. He had an infectious smile; you can see him smiling all of the time.  Larry attended St. Luke Baptist church where he was on the Usher Board. He loved his family and friends, especially his aunt Caroline Spears; he just called her (aunt). He loved his aunt Linda Blake; she called him Bub. He also loved his uncle Al Smith, they were best friends. Not to mention, his nieces and nephews were his worlds.

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Alan Wayne Mathews

March 18, 2023 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Robert A. Waters Funeral Home

Alan Wayne Mathews, 64, of Elizabeth, PA was born January 17, 1959 in Duquesne, PA.  He was the beloved son to the late Lloyd T. Mathews and Betty Morris.

Alan graduated from Elizabeth Forward High School, Class of 76, and went on to study at Penn State University, Carnegie Mellon University, and University of Hawaii, Hilo. He was the oldest of three siblings.

In his youth, Alan was an amateur figure skater alongside his sister Ellen. They competed along the East coast as members of the United States Figure Skating Association. After graduation, Alan turned professional and auditioned for the Ice Capades. He toured the United States and Canada for several years, and worked his way up to become lighting designer. 

Alan spent many years living in Hilo, HI, where he pursued an active lifestyle that included scuba diving and spearfishing. He returned to Elizabeth and reconnected with his skating colleagues while working at several ice rinks in the area. Alan also assisted his mother and aunt in their activities with the Pittsburgh Council of Three Rivers Indian Center. Alan was a contract security guard at the West Mifflin location of Bombardier Transportation Holdings.

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Quinn Derek Kirkland

March 15, 2023 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Robert A. Waters Funeral Home

Quinn Derek Kirkland, 60, of West Mifflin, was born June 4, 1962, in McKeesport, PA. He was the beloved son of Helen (Ruffin) Kirkland and the late Edward D. Giles.

Quinn attended school at Duquesne High School. For a short period of time, Quinn was in the United States Navy; but that wasn’t him. Quinn was known as DJ Peach. He played at the Name of the Game and Broc & Newts Bar.

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Tanika Lynn Hampton

March 15, 2023 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Robert A. Waters Funeral Home

Tanika Lynn Hampton, 48, died March 11, 2023. She was born March 22, 1974. Arrangements are in charge of Robert A. Waters Funeral Home. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Tanika Lynn Hampton, please visit our floral store.

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Jordan Dominick Eubanks

March 15, 2023 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Robert A. Waters Funeral Home

Jordan Dominick Eubanks was born December 15, 1992, in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, the beloved son of Ebony D. Smith and Henry A. Eubanks Jr. Jordan attended McKeesport High School and obtained his Highschool Diploma. 

On Wednesday, March 1, 2023, Jordan would lose his life to senseless violence, protecting himself until the end as a warrior against lost souls. He was a responsible Licensed gun owner for multiple years without incident. Jordan Eubanks was not a gangbanger, drug dealer, or drug addict… He was a son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin, and friend. Worked hard, had no interest in worldly possessions, and was not a threat to anyone! A young man figuring out life his way the best way he knew how… Jordan will forever be remembered as a WARRIOR.

Jordan was an introvert who stayed in his own bubble described by his Mother. A beautiful spirit who believed in his faith. Focused on fulfilling the goals he created and caring for the people he loved nearest to him. he never caused any trouble nor sought out any. A young man whose character spoke volumes and whose values succeeded him. He showed true, unwaveringly, unconditional, and consistent love above and beyond anything anyone could imagine. If he trusted you, he allowed you into his personal space, as he possessed a discerning heart. Jordan loved focusing on his inner thoughts and ideas rather than what was happening externally. He wasn't into crowds but loved spending time with the ones he loved and those who loved him. Jordan and his Mother's morning routine was to have coffee. Jordan would call and ask if she had made her coffee. If she had not, he would come over and make a cup for them to enjoy and then have their mother-and-son conversation, which was always inspirational and motivational for them two.

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Tynisa Devon Randolph

March 15, 2023 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Robert A. Waters Funeral Home

Tynisa Devon Randolph, 46, of  McKeesport, PA was affectionately known as “Big Red.” She was born October 24, 1976, in McKeesport, PA. She was the beloved daughter of the late Lorenzo Randolph Sr. and Betty Stinson-Whindleton.

Tynisa was a loving companion to Gregory Fields. She adored her pit bull “Diva” aka “Baby” and was a loving and doting godmother to many. She was a self-taught and skillful hairstylist and nail technician; listening to music and singing was her passion.

Tynisa departed this life on March 3, 2023, at her residence in McKeesport, PA. She was preceded in death by her parents; father, Lorenzo Randolph, Sr., mother, Betty Sue Stinson-Whindleton, sister; Zebedee  Stone, and brothers; Ronald Randolph, and Renauld  Randolph.

Tynisa is survived by her loving siblings, three sisters; Twanda Whindleton of McKeesport, PA, Tracy Walker of Albany, GA, and Lynette Randolph of North Versailles, PA, five brothers; LaMar Randolph of Atlanta, GA, Lorenzo Randolph Jr. and Larnell Randolph Sr. both of North Versailles, PA, David Stinson of Wilson, PA, and Daraun Peters of Chantilly, VA; nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Tynisa Devon ("Big Red") Randolph, please visit our floral store.


Stella L. Ramsey

February 27, 2023 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Robert A. Waters Funeral Home

Stella L. Ramsey, 73, formerly of Clairton, Pennsylvania, departed this life on February 18, 2023. She was born on March 4, 1949, to the late John and Louise (Rosser) Moore of Clairton, PA.

Stella graduated from McKeesport High School. After she continued her education at CCAC, Stella worked as an Activities Assistant for 20-plus years at Southwestern Nursing Home, where she was well-loved and respected! She was known for her love, support, and wise counsel. Stella’s favorite hobby was exercising. She walked every single day! Stella has touched so many souls with her wonderful presence! She will be greatly loved and missed by all.

She was preceded in death by her father, John Davis Moore, mother, Louise (Rosser) Moore, and Shawna Moore-Lee.

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Mary W. Daviston

February 27, 2023 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Robert A. Waters Funeral Home

Mary W. Daviston, 96, of McKeesport, was born September 3, 1926, in Duquesne, PA. She was the beloved daughter of the late InoLee and Elizabeth (Daggett) Ruffin.

She was the 3rd oldest child of 5 siblings. Mary attended Duquesne High School. She worked at an early age in the laundry at McKeesport Hospital. Mary married Roy Daviston Sr. on November 12, 1948. To which were born four sons. They were the owners of two dry-cleaning businesses and were entrepreneurs in the entertainment business.

Mary was a caregiver to her late father-in-law for a long while until his death. Mary came to faith in Christ and became a member of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Duquesne, PA in which she was a member for over 50 years. Mary served as an usher for many years and sang in the choir. She volunteered at Agape Manor Personal Care Home where she was loved by the residents. Mary would do Bible Trivia and reward them by giving the correct answer with a treat.

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Samuel Edward Mitchell III

February 08, 2023 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Robert A. Waters Funeral Home

Samuel Edward Mitchell III, born January 31, 1947, in McKeesport, PA. Sent from God to the proud parents of Samuel Mitchell, Jr. and Josephine (Cunningham) Mitchell who preceded him in rest. Also preceded him in rest, great-granddaughter Naveh Mitchell and sister Carol Bernice Mitchell.

Sam being the patriarch of the Mitchell Family at present. He served his country in Vietnam as a parachuter, wounded in combat and awarded a Purple Heart for his bravery. A quiet man, gentle in spirit, loving and dedicated to his family. He was employed for 30 years at B.F. Goodrich Landing Gear division, retiring in 2010. He relocated back to Clairton after residing in Ohio for 52 years.

He was not without fault, but his character was never in question. His quick wit and his sense of humor goes without saying. He accepted God in his life several years ago. He married the love of his life Cheryl Fant Mitchell, which he often refer to as Chickadee, or Wife poo.

A love story that began at the tender age of 13, endured all trials and tribulations for 60 years and ceased of February 2, 2023 in the peace of his home resting quietly in the hands of God. He open his home without reservation and help raise several family members on both sides. Sam and Cheryl union was blessed with two loving, caring and devoted sons.

Samuel is survived by his loving spouse Cheryl Mitchell; two sons, Khah (Karla) Mitchell of Enola, PA, Keenan (Jennifer) Mitchell of Jacksonville, FL; their beautiful grandchildren, Pazlar, Kennan Jr., Jordan, Asa, Xavier, Justin, Laila; great-grandchildren, Keshaun, Hali; loving Aunt and Uncle Velmar and Charles Kelly; loving and devoted sister, Linda Jones of Cleveland, OH; nieces, Lena Smith and Helema Jones; nephew, Tyrol Mitchell, 2 great-nieces, one great-nephew, sister-in-law, Brenda Fant of Atlanta, GA; host of cousins, stepsister, stepbrothers, lifetime friends, Melvin Howard, Rome, Patricia Brooks, Linda Wanzo; endearing friend, Sandra Thomas, Cheryl Hawks, Carolyn Carte, Hanniyah Muhammad; loving dedicated niece, Shawna Simmons.

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Taron R. McBride

February 08, 2023 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Robert A. Waters Funeral Home

Taron R. McBride, 49, of McKeesport, was born March 17, 1973, in McKeesport, PA.  He was the beloved son to Terrence McBride and Dr. Deborah Cox. He is the oldest of two siblings from the marriage. Taron had a remarkable knack for writing poetry, he loved God, and gospel music.

Taron was perceived as one who danced to the beat of his own drum; the truth of the matter, he suffered from common mental conditions called obsessive impulsive disorder, oppositional defiant disorder and hyperactivity all controlled by an imbalance of hormones.   Following his traumatic brain injury, he spent 24 years living a healthy life at ReMed in Greensburg, PA where he received adequate treatment that changed his life.  Despite his disability, he was one who loved God, his family and longed to be accepted and loved as a person not judged because of his disability.  While living at ReMed, he attended church regularly in Greensburg and when his mother was in town, he would attend church with her where he gave his life to Christ.  Taron was often the staff’s entertainment and enjoyed making people laugh; he had a hearty laugh and he loved to sing.  He had a heart of love and more than anything he wanted his family to embrace each other irrespective of differences.  

Taron departed this life on February 2, 2023 in Pittsburgh, PA.  Taron is survived by his parents: father, Terrence R. McBride, stepmother, Ruby McBride, mother, Dr. Deborah A. Cox, mother/grandmother, Patricia Cox, two brothers from the marriage: Terrence J. McBride, Jason R. McBride. He leaves five siblings: four sisters: LaShawn McBride, Shanae McBride, Terris Ross, Tieria Ross, and one brother: Sheldon McBride, a host of nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and friends.

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