Edward Russel Aikins

October 11, 2018 |

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Edward Russel Aikins, age 58, of Avonmore, died Monday, October 8, 2018.  He was born in Latrobe on October 20, 1959 and is the son of the late James E. and May Mertz Aikins.  He was employed through and also a member of the Local Union 66 Operating Engineers as a heavy equipment operating engineer.  His favorite past time was working on and riding his many motorcycles. He is survived by his daughter, Ashley (Ben Quirk) Aikins of McKeesport; brothers, Jim (Karen) Aikins of Niles, Ohio, Terry (Sheri) Aikins of Roseville, Michigan, Rick (Cat) Aikins of Salina, PA; sisters, Jean (Art) Anthony of Delmont, PA, Sherrie Aikins-Silvis (Jim Silvis) of Emmett, Michigan, Sue Carmel-Aikins of Lancaster, PA; mother of his daughter, Barb Young of Avonmore; many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews; and girlfriend, Wendy Caster.

 
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Suzanne K. Radosevich

October 10, 2018 |

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Suzanne K. Radosevich, age 79 of Dravosburg, died Tuesday, October 9, 2018. She was born February 16, 1939 in West Mifflin, the daughter of the late Edward and Agatha Sullivan Hornfek. Suzanne was an elementary and middle school teacher for Duquesne Public Schools. She also enjoyed painting and drawing. She is survived by her husband David Radosevich; sons, Russell (Loretta) Grice of Lima, Ohio, Michael (Mary) Grice of Fredricksburg, VA, Joseph (Marnie) Grice of Spotsylvania, VA; daughters, Cathy (Mark) Olague of Scotsdale, AZ, Jennifer (Chris) Martin of Spotsylvania, VA, and 16 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Strifflers of Dravosburg/West Mifflin, 740 Pittsburgh-McKeesport Blvd., Dravosburg, PA 15034 (412-678-6192).

 

Andrew "Drew" Jefferson

October 08, 2018 |

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Andrew “Drew” Jefferson, age 26, of Versailles Borough, died on October 1, 2018. He was born in Pittsburgh on December 24, 1991 and worked as a custodian for Giant Eagle. Drew enjoyed rap music and he truly loved his children. He is survived by his mother, Malissa L. Jefferson (Robert Doratio) of Versailles Borough; father, John D. Jefferson of McKeesport; children, Marvelle Warfield and Aniyla Jefferson; brothers, Randy Jefferson of Versailles Borough, John Travis Jefferson of McKeesport, Myles Jefferson of Pittsburgh; grandmothers, Thelma (the late George) Edwards of McKeesport and Gloria Jefferson of McKeesport; girlfriend, Canraya Edmunds; also aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. 

 
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Rose Shushereba

October 02, 2018 |

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Rose Shushereba, age 93 of Harrison City, died Monday, October 1, 2018.  She was born August 16, 1925 in Wilmerding, the daughter of the late Frank and Catherine Danylo Mycyk, and the wife of the late Theodore 

 
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Hilda Latusek

September 26, 2018 |

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Hilda Latusek, age 96 of Monroeville, died Sunday, September 23, 2018 at her daughter’s home in Manassas, Virginia. She was born March 29, 1922 in Turtle Creek, the daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth McMullen Stitt, and wife of the late Albert Latusek.

She is survived by her son, Dr. Michael (Mary Ann) Latusek of Elizabeth Township; daughters, Kathleen (John) Taylor of Murrysville, Patricia (John) Flemming of Manassas, VA, Suzan (Michael) Bresch of Monroeville; grandchildren, John (Mary) Flemming, Cheri (Chris) Shoemaker, Chrissy (Chris) Nagro, April McClain, Kirk Taylor, Elizabeth (Ian Cohen) Latusek, Megan (Jon) Radcliffe, Michael (Cara) Latusek, Jennifer (Bill Nichols) DiGiovanni-Nichols, Mellissa (Mike) Rugh; 16 great grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild. She was preceded in death by great-grandchild Reagan Flemming, four brothers, and four sisters.

 
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Joseph C. Janke

September 25, 2018 |

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Joseph C. Janke, age 93, of White Oak, died Sunday, September 23, 2018. He was born on Christmas Eve in 1924 and is the son of the late Edwin and Anna Campbell Janke. He is survived by his wife, Lois Beckman Janke; daughters, Janette (Lance) Ellenberger and Jennifer (Mark) Sargent, both of White Oak; grandchildren, Jessica Janke (Jonathan) Patterson, Lance Ellenberger, Paige Ellenberger, and Cristina Sargent and great grandchild, Jayci.

 

 
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Joann S. Ryan

September 25, 2018 |

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Joann S. Ryan, age 89, of Liberty Borough, died Friday, September 21, 2018. She was born in McKeesport, the daughter of the late Wesley H. and Anna Hartington Soles, and wife of the late William J. Ryan. Joann and her husband were the owners of the former Liberty Lounge and the former Liberty Lanes in Liberty Borough. She is survived by her son, Paul Ryan of Liberty Borough; daughters, Kristine (Michael) Tadich of N. Huntingdon, Kathy Claypoole of Penn Hills, daughter-in-law, MaryAnn Ryan of Liberty Borough; 13 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

 
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Thomas A. Piotrowski

September 16, 2018 |

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Thomas A. Piotrowski, age 90, a World War II veteran, avid gardener and lifelong resident of McKeesport, passed away peacefully on September 16, 2018.

Tom was born November 16, 1927, to the late Louis and Josephine (Pasko) Piotrowski, Polish immigrants who settled in Liberty Borough. He grew up in the Christy Park district of McKeesport with his seven brothers and sisters and graduated from McKeesport Area Vocational Technical High in 1945.

Tom was drafted into active service with the Army of the United States in 1946, serving in the 336th Ordnance Depot Company. He attended cook and mess sergeant school at Fort George G. Meade in Maryland. Tom also served in the Western Pacific Theater of Operations during World War II, as a mess hall cook in Manila, Philippines. He was promoted to Private First Class and awarded the Army of Occupation and World  War II Victory medals for his overseas service.

Tom was honorably discharged in 1947 and returned home to McKeesport. He married Dorothy Frances Kolodziej, a fellow Christy Parker from the next street over, and the devoted couple had three children: Carol, Tom Jr. and Frank. Tom worked for more than 35 years at U.S. Steel National Tube Works in McKeesport, becoming senior physical tester.

Tom enjoyed taking his wife and children on many summer vacations to Ocean City, Maryland and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, where they often camped on the beach. He continued the tradition with his two granddaughters and loved early morning walks in Myrtle Beach. Tom never passed up a good meal and enjoyed spending many hours tending mini roses in his backyard garden.

 
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Norma Prokop Hall Sabol

September 13, 2018 |

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Norma Prokop Hall Sabol, age 83, of Liberty Borough, died at peace with the Lord on Thursday, September 13, 2018. She was born December 23, 1934 in Port Vue, the daughter of the late Steve and Anna Pavlik Prokop.

Norma worked as an accounts payable clerk for the former R & J Furniture of McKeesport. She enjoyed baking, cooking, reading and watching Pittsburgh sports teams. She loved her family most of all, and family is all she ever really wanted.  

Norma was preceded in death by her husband and father of her children, John L. Hall; and her husband, Lawrence Sabol. She is survived by children, John N. (Pattie) Hall of Beaver, Janice L. (Todd) Jaussen of Greenville, Annamarie (Arthur) Campedel of Glassport, and George L. (Nancy) Hall of Belle Vernon; brother, John (Ann) Prokop of North Huntingdon; 17 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

 
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Rod Brinker

September 12, 2018 |

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Rod Brinker, age 63 of Rillton, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018.  He was born on Dec. 15, 1954 in Natrona Heights, the son of the late Sheldon and Shirley Neubert Brinker.  He was employed at Bettis Nuclear Power Plant in Dravosburg.  He enjoyed bowling, boating, softball, skiing, and all other sports but especially loved football. 

 
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Leona Evans

September 10, 2018 |

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Leona Evans, known to family and friends as "Lee Lee”, of McKeesport, passed away on September 10th, 2018, at the age of 69 years. She was born in McKeesport on February 20, 1949 and is the daughter of the late John and Mildred Smith Slater.

She was a faithful member of Temple of Faith Church in North Versailles and a cook for many years. Leona enjoyed her cats, shopping, traveling and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her husband of 18 years, William Evans, son, John (Kathy) George of Braddock Hills, daughter, Melissa Bachman of Duquesne, son, Joseph (Crystal) George of West Mifflin, granddaughter, Britney (Stephen) Bowen of New Cumberland, W.V., numerous other grandchildren and great-grandchildren, two sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and many family and friends.

 
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Thomas James Toner

September 07, 2018 |

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Thomas James Toner, age 74 of White Oak, formerly of South Side, died Wednesday, September 5, 2018. He was born July 21, 1944 on the South Side, the son of the late William and Dorothy Kirk Toner.

 
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John H. "Jack" Waugaman, Jr.

September 01, 2018 |

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John H. “Jack” Waugaman, Jr., age 83 of West Mifflin, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 1, 2018. He died peacefully at home surrounded by family. He was born November 14, 1934 in Duquesne, the son of the late John H. and Helen Ringler Waugaman, and husband of the late Kathryn March. Jack worked for Kennywood Park for many years on the pony tracks, and as a ride operator. He was a foreman for US Steel Duquesne Works for 31 ½ years. He loved hunting, fishing, boating, camping, and playing cards.

 
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Brian D. Swietlicki

August 21, 2018 |

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Brian Dennis Swietlicki, age 55, of West Mifflin, passed away on Sunday, August 19, 2018. He was born in New Homestead, PA on October 9, 1962, the son of Edward and the late Dolores Pastirik Swietlicki. He was employed by Access Service Transportation for many years as a driver. Brian loved to golf and enjoyed keeping up with the yardwork at home.

 
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Bernadette D. Garges

August 21, 2018 |

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Bernadette D. “Bunny” Garges, age 74 of Dravosburg, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 19, 2018. She was born in McKeesport on January 20, 1944, the daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Hodermarsky Dougherty. She was a life-long member of the former St. Peter’s Church, McKeesport and the St. Peter’s class of 1961.

Bernadette is survived by her daughter Katherine (Christopher) Shingler of Highland Park, grandchildren; Hailey and Luke, and sisters; Carol (the late George) Joseph and Mary (the late Roy) Saxon, both of McKeesport. She was preceded in death by her brother Richard Dougherty.

 
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