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Joyce Ann Brown

September 17, 2021 |

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

Joyce Ann Brown, 78, was born and raised in McKeesport, Pennsylvania.  She was the beloved daughter to the late James and Beatrice (Blackwell) Johnson. Joyce entered into this world on February 23, 1943, and departed this life on September 13, 2021, at Jefferson Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Warren Brown, Sr., son, Warren Brown, Jr., and siblings, James Johnson Jr., Bruce Allen Johnson, Karen Denise Johnson.

Joyce worked as an Auditor for Blue Cross/Blue Shield until she retired. Anyone that truly knew Joyce knew she was a loving, caring, warm person who devoted her life to the ones she loved. She loved holidays and birthdays where she was able to prepare a feast of food that everyone loved and enjoyed. She is survived by her daughter, Kristin (Carlis) Wiggins of McKeesport, PA; 4 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.

 
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Karli Asti Short

September 17, 2021 |

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

Karli Asti Short, 26, was born July 18, 1995. She was the beloved daughter of Brandon Short and Krista Pettis. Karli attended McKeesport Area School District and was a graduate of McKeesport High School Class of 2014.

At the age of four, Karli was a cheerleader for White Oak Falcons. Also, she played basketball at the McKeesport YMCA and was a majorette for Golden Eagle in North Huntington. Having studied cosmetology in high school, following graduation, Karli used that portion of her education working part-time as a hairstylist and makeup artist. She enjoyed making people feel their best by looking their best for special occasions. Additionally, Karli was an excellent cook and worked at PC Planning and Catering were her specialty dish was macaroni and cheese.

The job Karli loved the most was as a caregiver where she worked at Mt. Vernon of South Park and most recently, Senior Care Plaza. This work tapped into her caring nature and she felt joy helping those who needed help. In her youth, Karli attended Bethlehem Baptist Church where she was an active member of the Sunday School. She participated in the annual Easter and Christmas services and was always excited to deliver her speeches. Karli never strayed from her Lord and Savior Jesus.

 
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John J. Turner, Jr.

August 31, 2021 |

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

John J. Turner, Jr., 70, died August 26, 2021.

Friends will be received from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021 at the Robert A. Waters Funeral Home, Inc., 2326 Jenny Lind Street, McKeesport, PA 15132, where a funeral service will be celebrated at 1 p.m.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of John J. Turner, Jr., please visit our floral store.

 


Walter Lee White Sr.

August 31, 2021 |

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

Walter Lee White Sr., 81, was born October 13, 1939, in Dora, Alabama.  The beloved son of Moses White and Doris Ramsaw Cobb, departed this life on August 23, 2021, in McKeesport, PA. Walter grew up in Duquesne, PA where he spend most of his time.

Walter was a lifelong member of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, in Duquesne, PA. He attended school later in life where he earns his diploma.

Walter worked as Head Maintenance for the Pittsburgh Housing Authority, where he retired in 2007. Once retired Walter spends most of his time listening to music and watching his favorite movies and spending his days talking on the phone with his sister Esmarelda.

After the passing of his wife Deborah, Walter went to live with his beloved daughter Joy Burgwin in Elizabeth Township PA. Where he lived out the rest of his life.

 
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Harvey (Harv) Jacobs

August 29, 2021 |

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

Harvey Jacobs (Harv), 39, of Clairton, passed away on Friday, August 20, 2021.

Born August 21st, 1981 in McKeesport, PA. He was the beloved son of Dewayne Jacobs, Sr. and Cynthia  (Grubbs) McGowan. In addition to his father, Harvey was proceeded in death by his brother Quadre Jacobs.

Harvey will be remembered and missed by his loving mother, Cynthia McGowan, wife, Illiana Liriano, children, Kimony Harris, Harve’ya Jacobs, Eriana Johnson, Justin Jacobs, and Eric Liriano, siblings, Dewayne (Jean) Jacobs, Jermaine (Tammy) Jacobs, aunt, Minerva Fields-Baldwin; nieces and nephews.

 
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Natasha Demery

August 13, 2021 |

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

Natasha Demery, 41, died Aug. 3, 2021. Arrangements were in charge of Robert A. Waters Funeral Home Inc. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Natasha Demery, please visit our floral store.

 


Leavy Gadsden, Jr.

August 13, 2021 |

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

Leavy Gadsden, Jr., 77, died Aug. 10, 2021. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at Robert A. Waters Funeral Home, Inc., 2326 Jenny Lind Street, McKeesport, PA 15132. A funeral service will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday, August 19, 2021 at First United Methodist Church, 1406 Cornell St., McKeesport, PA 15132. Arrangements in charge of Robert A. Waters Funeral Home, Inc.

 


Wanda Elaine Wright

August 03, 2021 |

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

Wanda Elaine Wright was born in Washington D.C. to Alvena Blanche Wright (Hawkins) and Ernest William Wright on November 14, 1948. Wanda was raised in Johnstown PA. with her younger brother Ronald and was educated in the Johnstown public school system. As a student, she always had a deep appreciation for the arts and educating children. As a child she took ballet and tap lessons and learned to play both the piano and clarinet. As a high school student, she played clarinet in the marching band for her beloved Johnstown High.

After graduation, she attended Harcum Jr. college where she earned an associate's in Education and later attended Millersville State college for teachers in Millersville PA. While in pursuit of her degree she became pregnant with her first son Jason David. Determined to finish her education she made arrangements with family to finish her bachelor’s degree and then her Master’s in Education from what is now known as Millersville University.

Upon graduation, she moved to Pittsburgh PA to start a life with her son and became a Special Education teacher at Friendship Academy in the Bloomfield area of Pittsburgh. As a teacher she touched many lives developed life-long bonds with several of her students. A few years later she married and gave birth to her second son Adam Joseph. When Adam was still an infant she divorced and was a single parent to two young boys. She kept the boys busy in sports making it clear that education was their primary focus and top priority. She attended all their games, piano recitals, karate tournament, and events. During so, she met Jerry Sterling who she dated and eventually married in 1987. His son Emmanuel Scott became the third son to her trio of boys.

 
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Kathleen Mae "Kitty" Cowans

July 21, 2021 |

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

Kathleen Mae "Kitty" Cowans, 55, departed this life on July 14, 2021. She was born May 4, 1966, in Braddock, Pennsylvania. She was the beloved daughter of Pearl Ann Cowans and the late James Cowans, Sr.

Kathleen worked as a Senior Caretaker for 20+ years. She enjoyed helping and taking care of others. She loved her family and friends with all of her heart. Her favorite hobbies included bingo, scratch-off tickets, listening to slow jams and binge-watching her favorite tv shows.

 
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Bonnie Clare (Como) Belton

July 16, 2021 |

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

Bonnie Clare Belton, 64, died July 8, 2021 at UPMC Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh, Uptown.

She was born at McKeesport, PA on September 4, 1956.  She received her education from public schools and served as a nurses’ aide while rearing her son, Omar, and Daughter, Tia.  She made time to help others who had no work.  She was married to Gerald Allen Belton, sharing their love for over for decades. She also enjoyed her friendships and loved playing bingo with her friends.  

Bonnie was not a stranger to trusting God and she put her faith and trust in Him during her bout with cancer, submitting her life to Jesus Christ when attending the McBLCOG as she sought healing, and was pronounced cancer-free over sixteen years ago.  She always remembered that our Lord hears and answers prayers and sought counsel from Pastor Bates in August 2020, about her spiritual needs.

 
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Marilyn Wood Baldwin

July 13, 2021 |

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

Marilyn Wood Baldwin, age 92 of West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, passed away on Friday, July 9, 2021, at Sycamore Estate in Duquesne, Pennsylvania. She was born December 15, 1928, in Wilmerding, Pennsylvania, also known as “Boyd Hill” to the late Percy “Sonny” Woods and Birdie Mae Woods Lodkey.  She relocated to Duquesne, Pennsylvania at an early age and was reared by her grandparents, the late Rev. William Woods and Sarah Winbush Woods.

The oldest of 11 children, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Eugene Baldwin; sister, Myrtle Hampton of California; and two brothers:  Charles Lodkey of Pittsburgh, PA and Franklin O. Lodkey of Wilmerding, PA. Marilyn was the sister of Eva (Clarence) Williams of Denver, CO;  Barbara J. Freeman (late James) of Jefferson Hills, PA;  Vera (Dave) Burke of Monroeville, PA:  Bhavananda Lodkey-Dekker (JanJaap Dekker) of Santa Cruz, CA;  Joseph A. Lodkey of San Francisco, CA;  and Doris Eleanor Lodkey of Monroeville, PA.

She was the mother of Faith Baldwin Bray (late Frederick A. Bray Sr.); and the love of her life, granddaughter Felicia Danita Bray.  She also was an inspiration to the children that she adored:  the late Betty Hughes Corbett, Beverly Hughes Knight (late Adolphus), Marva (Lewis) Haynes and John “Sonny” Hughes; “Special” Grandsons:  Elder Leslie E. Sandidge and Vernon “VJ” Cox Jr. She also was the godmother to Kim (Vaughn) Newberry; Marilyn Cotton; Dolores B. Sandidge; and Sidney Rae Eugene Tennon.

 Marilyn attended and graduated from Duquesne High School in 1946. She graduated from Duff’s Iron City Business College, Pittsburgh, PA in 1948. She furthered her education by attending Gary College and Indiana University Extension in Gary, Indiana from 1948-1950. She was employed by Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA, and retired in 1989 as an Administrative Secretary to Dr. Charles E. Copeland, Chief of General Surgery for 20 years. She also found time to share her musical talents and taught many children for years giving private piano lessons in her home.

 
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Vanessa Robin Fullard

July 08, 2021 |

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

Vanessa Robin Fullard, 58, died July 4, 2021. Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 10, 2021 at Robert A. Waters Funeral Home, Inc., 2326 Jenny Lind St., McKeesport, PA 15132, where a funeral service will be celebrated at 1 p.m.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Vanessa Robin Fullard, please visit our floral store.

 


Shelton Dorsey

July 08, 2021 |

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

Shelton Dorsey, 58, died July 2, 2021. Arrangements were in charge of Robert A. Waters Funeral Home, Inc., 2326 Jenny Lind St., McKeesport, PA 15132.

 


Alonzo L. Brown, Jr.

June 29, 2021 |

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

Alonzo L. Brown, Jr. 87, was born and raised in McKeesport, Pennsylvania. He entered this world on October 23, 1933, in McKeesport, PA. He was the beloved son to Alonzo L. and Minnie (Casen) Brown, departed this life on June 24, 2021, at home.

Alonzo attended the Mckeesport Area High School and graduated in 1951. Upon graduation, he would enlist and serve in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. After receiving an honorable discharge he would later reenlist in the Naval reserves.

Alonzo worked at USS Steel, National Tube Works and Mon Yough Community Services where he retired at the age of 80. He was a member of the American Legion and Post 0666. Alonzo was also a lifetime member of St. Paul AME Church. He served as a member of the Trustee Board and the Senior Usher board. Alonzo loved his family and being with his family. He enjoyed traveling with his wife, family vacations and attending the Brown-Gregory family reunions.

After retiring, Alonzo could often be seen driving his red truck and visiting with his friends at the “Coffee Shop”.  He would leave early in the morning but was always home for lunch. In the evenings at home, he enjoyed watching the Travel Channel, The Antique Road Show and National Geographic. He instilled in his children an excellent work ethic. He taught them to underpromise and overdeliver.

 
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Kenneth “Kenny” Anthony Buckman

June 24, 2021 |

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

Kenneth “Kenny” Anthony Buckman, 58, was born on November 8, 1962, in McKeesport, PA to loving parents Dorothy Buckman Moody and the late Danny Howard. Kenny departed his earthly life on Thursday, January 14, 2021, at his home in Clairton, PA, and is now happily present with the Lord.

Kenny was educated in the Clairton, PA and Washington, DC Public School systems. After graduating high school, he joined the U.S. Air Force. Kenny was a man of many talents and was not afraid to immerse himself into exploring his diverse interests. He was a tenor in a singing group, a bodybuilder, and for a short time tried his hand at construction. He even sold specialty vacuums, where he would eagerly visit customers in their homes and personally demonstrate the machines’ capabilities.

A common thread in Kenny’s pursuits was his love of people and his commitment to service. He worked as an EMT with the Clairton Medical Ambulance and was intent on making an impact by helping to save lives. He also served as an orderly at Jefferson Hill, PA Hospital, where he was a favorite among the elderly patients. He would tell them stories, read the books and Bible scriptures, and would sometimes sing their favorite hymns.

Over the years, Kenny became an avid cook, and would eventually channel this passion into a lasting career. He attended and graduated from Le Cordon Bleu Institute of Culinary Arts in Pittsburgh, PA, and from there worked as a professional chef for numerous restaurants, hotels, and private clients. Kenneth had a kind heart, a friendly smile, and was willing to go the extra mile for those in need. Even as he strived to make life better for himself, there was nothing that Kenny was too proud to do to help others.

 
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