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Howard (Howie) James Reid, Sr.

April 09, 2021 |

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

Howard (Howie) James Reid, Sr. 74, of Duquesne, was born on September 28, 1946, in Pittsburgh, PA.  He was the beloved son of the late Russell James and Helen Louise (Turner) Reid. Howard departed this life on April 6, 2021, at the VA Hospital in Oakland Pa. He was preceded in death by his father, mother, grandmother, Cora Williams, Aunt Henrietta Reid and two brothers, Donald Reid, Sr. and (Baby) Richard Reid.

Howard graduated from Duquesne High School in 1967. He also graduated from CCAC, South where he focused on photography. He entered the US Army in 1967 and served in the Vietnam War where he received medals and awards.  Howard started his career at US Steel Homestead Works in 1970.  His career there ended 1985 after the mill closed. Howie enjoyed fishing with his friends and family. 

He loved watching sports, especially football and basketball.  He loved western and action movies, and watching the news.  He loved all types of music, especially jazz. He coached Duquesne little league baseball and midget football.  Howie transported many children in the Duquesne school district to and from school on the Blue Pap Pap Van.  Howie was a jitney driver for many years, before opening his own station in 2011, he called it “HOWIE’S CAR SERVICE”.  It remained open until 2020.  Howie enjoyed spending time with the love of his life Rosie Mae, grandchildren/great grandchildren, family and friends.  He loves to tease people and joke around.  He enjoyed traveling with his wife.

 
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Georgia (Urquhart) Manns

April 05, 2021 |

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

Georgia (Urquhart) Manns, 89, died April 3, 2021. Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at Robert A. Waters Funeral Home, Inc., 2326 Jenny Lind St., McKeesport, PA 15132. Services will be private.

 


James E. Hammonds, Sr.

April 05, 2021 |

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

James E. Hammonds, Sr., 79, was born April 15, 1941, in Ashford, Alabama. He was the beloved son of the late William and Bloomie Rivers Hammonds. James departed this life on April 1, 2021, at his home in Clairton, PA. He was preceded in death by his wife, Daryl Haines Hammonds, and two sons, Edward and William “Billie” Hammonds.

James worked as a laborer in the construction industry. He was a former boxer and also enjoyed driving. James is survived by his three sons, Clifford Marise (Christie) Hammonds of Elizabeth, James Hammonds, Jr. of Pittsburgh, Richard Allen Hammonds of McKeesport; daughter, Carla Denise Hammonds of New Castle; 9 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; two brothers, William “Ditty” Hammonds, Charles Hammonds, both of Clairton; nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family, and friends.

 
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Damont Lewis Adams

March 20, 2021 |

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

Damont Lewis Adams, 21, of Duquesne was born July 21, 1999 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The beloved son of Lamont Adams, and Tammy Demery Adams departed this life on March 13, 2021. Damont was preceded in death by his paternal Grandmother Natalie Adams, Aunt Tameka Adams, Uncle Donnell Demery, and Uncle Lewis Simmons Jr.

Damont graduated from West Mifflin High School. He worked at Family Dollar in Duquesne as a stock person and cashier. He was a dedicated worker whom loved his job; he was happy to tell everyone about it. You could see him walking to work down Grant just enjoying life.

Damont was a very loving soul he always had a smile and a hug waiting for you. His momma called him Pooh Bear in the NICU as he only weighed 2 pounds. Damont fought to be in this world. Damont loved music and loved to dance. He loved spending time with his brothers, sister, family and his girlfriend. He loved his brother Smoke (dog) they would fight every day. His favorite Teacher was Mrs. Ward from Propel School in McKeesport.

 
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Darlene R. Kmetko

March 17, 2021 |

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

Darlene R. Kmetko, 75, was born January 14, 1946 in McKeesport and moved to North Versailles, PA. She was the beloved daughter of Ruth Casey (Buzek) and Raymond Casey Sr. She departed this life at 4:25am Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at Manor Care-Shadyside Pittsburgh, PA. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Salter Sr.; mother, Ruth Casey (Buzek); and brothers Raymond Casey Jr., James Casey and John Casey.  

Darlene attended CCAC and graduated from Connelly Nursing School in Pittsburgh PA. Upon graduating, she worked as an LPN for Riverside Nursing Home.

Darlene enjoyed spending time with her family, praying and worshipping, cooking/baking, reading, listening to music, Bingo, fishing, gardening, watching movies (especially Tyler Perry MADEA), eating out, movies, sports, and comedy.

Darlene was a member of Mulberry Community Full Gospel Church located in Wilkinsburg, PA.

 
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William Stanley Hopkins

March 11, 2021 |

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

William Stanley Hopkins, 84, died March 5, 2021. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 13, 2021 at Robert A. Waters Funeral Home, Inc., 2326 Jenny Lind Street, McKeesport, PA 15132.

 


James E. Johnson, Jr.

March 11, 2021 |

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

James E. Johnson, Jr. “Peanuts,” 75, of McKeesport, departed this life peacefully on Sunday, March 7, 2021. He was born July 2, 1945 in Winston Salem, North Carolina. He was the son of the late James E. and Katie L. Johnson. He was also preceded in death by his older brother Charles R. “The Governor” (Cleo) Johnson.

James retired from the United States Navy after 21 years of service. He was a Mortician at the Surburban Funeral Home in South Carolina. James loved music, he was the guitar player of the Elords and the Soul Steppers band.

James is survived by his wife Barbara J. Johnson; sons, Garland Bennett of Silver Spring, Maryland; James E. (Thenica) Johnson, III of Pittsburgh; daughters, Alisa  (Oscar) Johnson of McKeesport, Sabrina (Johnathan) Houston of Verona; siblings, Georgette (Late Willie) Williams, Rev. Terry F. (Carol) Johnson, both of Clairton, Bessie James (Sam) Johnson of Newport News, Virginia, Shirley J. (Howard) Booker, Frankie E. (Patricia) both of McKeesport; sister-in-law, Ann Brown and Jackie Copeland; brother-in-law Kenneth Mapheny, all of South Carolina; 12 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; uncle Charles (Dorothy) Coger of Winston Salem, North Carolina; host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; especially best friends Mr. Wilbert Gaines of South Carolina and Billy aka Juice of McKeesport.

 
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Jeffrey Clark Marshall

March 05, 2021 |

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

On December 30, 1959, Jeffrey Clark Marshall was born to the late Redina Ann Fletcher.  He departed this temporal life on Sunday, February 28, 2021.

Jeff graduated from McKeesport High School in 1977 and attended the University of Pittsburgh for 3 years with studies in Engineering.  Jeff later attended ICM School of Business and earned an Associate in Applied Science, Major in Computer Science.  He worked for Federated Hermes Investment Company for 26 years, starting as a Computer Operator then advancing through the company to his last position as a Senior Database Administrator.

Jeff was a dedicated husband, family man, and friend. He was a Master Mason belonging to Pride of the West Lodge #84 in McKeesport, PA.  Jeff enjoyed golfing, fishing, and traveling.  He loved attending sporting events and would travel to attend Steeler games when they played out of state.   He loved planning family vacations and celebrated his 25th wedding anniversary in Hawaii.  Jeff was known for being the grill master and in addition to his impeccable grilling skills, he was famous for making chicken salad and shrimp fried rice for his family and friends. 

Jeff was preceded in death by his late mother Redina Fletcher, step-father Harvey Fletcher, grandmother Gladys Marshall, and cousin Eric Miles.

He is survived by his wife, Pamela of 31 years, daughters Brittney and Adina, son Jeffrey “Isaiah”, three grandsons, Triston, Kingdon and Tru, granddaughter Karsyn, sister Kim, brothers Anthony and Robert “Hinkie”, and aunt Hattie Miles.  Jeff is also survived by his nephews, Anthony Jr., Quinte, Kyle, Elijah, JahShawn, and Skai, nieces Tanaya, Sade, Safiyah, Raziya, Libra, Kamryn, Ky’Layah, Kimora, and Karmen.  Jeff also leaves to mourn a host of relatives and many close friends.

 
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Ronald Bernard Spence

February 17, 2021 |

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

Ronald Bernard Spence, 59, died Feb. 10, 2021. Arrangements are in charge of Robert A. Waters Funeral Home Inc.

 
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Harlan E. Tobe, Sr.

February 11, 2021 |

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

Harlan E Tobe, Sr., was born July 10, 1957, to the late Horace E. and Lula Mae (Fields) Tobe in McKeesport, Pennsylvania. He departed this life on February 6, 2021, at home.

Harlan graduated from Clairton High School in 1975. He was a former employee of Lenzer Coch Lines, Port Authority of Allegheny County, PRN Transit, and Community Life. Harlan retired from his passion for transportation services, where he enjoyed serving many through his extensive driving experiences.

Harlan leaves to cherish his memory two sons, Maurice Saunders, Harlan E Tobe, Jr. of McKeesport; three siblings, Anita L. Tobe of West Mifflin, Annette Halcomb and Weyman J. Tobe, Sr. of Clairton; devoted companion, Lethia Morton of McKeesport; nieces, nephews, and a host of family and friends.

 
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Gerald D. Smith

February 11, 2021 |

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

Gerald D. Smith, 78, died February 10, 2021. Friends will be received Thursday,
 February 11, 2021, from 4 to 8 p.m. at 
Robert A. Waters Funeral Home, Inc., 2326 Jenny Lind St., 
McKeesport.

 
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Ruth Lee Brown

February 07, 2021 |

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

Ruth Lee Brown, 85, died February 3, 2021. Arrangements are in charge of Robert A. Waters Funeral Home Inc.

 
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Thelma Lee Tucker Medlin White

February 04, 2021 |

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

Thelma Lee Tucker Medlin White was born to James and Mabel Biggs Tucker, on October 30, 1928, in Moon Run, Pa. She was the oldest of 5 siblings. She departed this life peacefully in McKeesport, Pa., on January 30, 2021, with family at her bedside. In her final weeks of life, she was never without a hand to hold or a kind word to be spoken to her. Thelma’s daughter, Deborah, provided loving care and support for 10 years prior to the onset of greater illness.

Thelma is preceded in death by brothers Samuel (Jr.) Jones and Robert (Bobby) Jones; sister Dorothy McCoy; grandson Frederick D. Brown Jr.; great grandson Frederick Malcolm Brown-Goodwine. 

Thelma was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great great grandmother, sister and aunt. She leaves to mourn:  sister - Betty Mahaley (Long Beach, Calif.); children - Clara (Fred) Medlin Brown, Deborah White Horriat, Gary (Sylvia) White, Samuel V. White; grandchildren – Gregory (Tracey) Medlin, Marjorie Brown Adams, Gemil (Regis) White-Morse, Jamaal White, Michael (Olesia) White, Tonya (Timothy) Caldwell, Leandra Ferguson and Terry Ferguson; 24 great grandchildren and 9 great-great grandchildren, with one on the way. She leaves beloved nieces and nephews to mourn her passing, as well as, a host of friends.

Thelma White step-laddered her way into the field of nursing. She was a nurse’s aide, an LPN and receive her BSN from Penn State University, where she was deemed an honors student. In the pursuit of her education, she moved to Delaware to obtain a Masters in Gerontology. She received her master’s in nursing from the University of Delaware and presented her papers at a Veteran’s Administration Conference in Los Angeles, Calif.

 
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Dale Sean Coles, Sr.

February 04, 2021 |

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

Dale Sean Coles, Sr., was born May 27, 1964, in Pittsburgh, PA. Sean, as he was affectionately called, departed this life on January 22, 2021.

Arrangements were entrusted to Robert A. Waters Funeral Home Inc.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Dale Sean Coles, please visit our floral store.

 


Norma Jean Johnson

February 04, 2021 |

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

Norma Jean Johnson, 75, was born January 19, 1946, in Elizabeth, PA.  The beloved daughter of the late Timothy and Ruth (Woods) Johnson, departed this life on January 27, 2021 at UPMC Shadyside. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Margo Johnson.

Norma Jean grew up in Elizabeth, the eldest of the 4 daughters of Timothy and Ruth, graduated from Elizabeth Forward High School. After graduation, she obtained a position at Mobil Oil in McKees Rocks. A short while later, she obtained employment at US Steel in downtown Pittsburgh. She spent the remainder of her career with US Steel until she retired.

Norma Jean enjoyed reading and she often visited the library. Walking was a favorite activity for both exercise and as a fundraiser for charities. She also enjoyed line dancing which enabled her to be active and maintain friendships. She loved to travel both home and abroad, from the Mediterranean to Mexico. Even around the United States, her destinations included, the Grand Canyon and New Orleans as well as her last venture which was an Alaskan cruise.

 
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