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Francis W. Balombiny

December 23, 2021 |

By William S. Skovranko Memorial Home | Posted in: William S. Skovranko Memorial Home

Francis W. Balombiny, 95 of North Versailles, peacefully fell asleep in the Lord, on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, at Forbes Regional Medical Center. Born March 5, 1926, in Duquesne, he was the son of the late George and Mary (Hayduk) Balombiny and loving husband of the late Antoinette (Paul) Balombiny. In addition to his parents and beloved wife he was preceded in death by four brothers, Raymond, Edward, George and John Balombiny and two sisters, Irene Bartos and Geraldine Selznick. He is survived by his caregiver and Godson, Robert Payne and nieces and nephews. After graduating from Duquesne High School, Duquesne University with a degree in Accounting and Education and Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Psychology, Mr. Balombiny continued his education doing graduate work at both Penn State University and the University of California at Davis. Mr. Balombiny's career in Education spanned forty two plus years as a public school teacher at Belle Vernon Area and the Duquesne School system for 10 years; Guidance Counselor at Duquesne High School for 10 years; ad spending over 22 years with the Allegheny Intermediate Unit in the Psychology Department working with handicapped children. Mr. Balombiny was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish, Pittsburgh, the Italian Sons and Daughters of America, Caliguiri Lodge of the ISDA, the Friendship Club, the American Legion in White Oak, and AARP #3956 in Bloomfield. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army Air Corp during World War II.

 Family and friends will be received from 2-4 and 608 P.M. Monday December 27, 2021 in the William S. Skovranko Memorial Home, Inc., 828 Richford Street Duquesne. A blessing in the Memorial Home on Tuesday December 28, 2021 at 9:15 A.M. will be followed by Mass of Christian Burial in Sacred Heart R.C. Church, 1600 Brinton Road, Braddock Hills at 10 A.M. with Rev. Martin F. Barkin as celebrant. Burial with Military Honors will follow in All Saints Catholic Cemetery, Braddock Hills.

 
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Helene R. Nulty

December 15, 2021 |

By William S. Skovranko Memorial Home | Posted in: William S. Skovranko Memorial Home

Helene R. Nulty, 52, of West Mifflin, died at home on Friday, December 10, 2021. Born in McKeesport, June 13, 1969, she was the daughter of Johnny Nulty and the late Diana Korbanic Nulty. Helene spent her working career in department store loss prevention. In addition to her father she is also survived by a son, Jonathan Nulty, a brother John W. Nulty, and two sisters, Dawn (Ronald Gates) Nulty and Tiffany Nulty.

All services are private and entrusted to the William S. Skovranko Memorial Home, Inc. 828 Richford Street, Duquesne. In Helene's memory, her family requests donations be made to The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence https://ncadv.org or White Oak Safe Haven whiteoakanimalsafehaven.com.

 
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Helen Uhren

December 12, 2021 |

By William S. Skovranko Memorial Home | Posted in: William S. Skovranko Memorial Home

On Friday December 9th at 2:55PM, Helen Uhren (Bakota) joined her late husband Michael Uhren in Heaven.  She was born on June 15th, 1931 in Homestead, PA to her late parents Albert Bakota and Sophia Bakota (Panocha) and had one brother, the late John Bakota of West Mifflin, PA.  She is survived by her loving son Gregory Uhrlen of South Fayette, PA as well as beloved granddaughters Kayla Uhrlen and Juliana Uhrlen both of South Fayette, PA.

Helen graduated from the Robert Morris School (University), Secretarial Science Division, in 1950 and for 14 years she worked in the mortgage banking sector.

In addition to raising her son and spoiling her husband, Helen loved helping people who needed clothing sewn, hemmed or totally re-stitched.  She loved sewing clothes for herself for decades and always looked uniquely stylish.  The fancy square dancing clothes she designed always received compliments. She also volunteered at Sts. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic church in Duquesne, PA helping with the care of vestments.

Helen also volunteered her time helping out with the catechism program at Sts. Peter and Paul for many years.  She was also a member of Christian Mother’s at St. Agnes.

Helen’s greatest joy, like Mike’s, were her Granddaughters Kayla and Juliana.  Every day, her question was, “how are the girls doing?” even if they had just seen them.  

Helen would take care of the girls often for many years while Mike “supervised”.  As her dementia grew worse, it became clearer that Kayla and Juliana were watching Helen and Mike instead.  Yet, seeing the girls gave them both a purpose and something to talk about.

The family would like to thank the nurses and support staff at St. Clair Hospital who attended to Helen, especially Sharon, Peggy, Celest, Alli and Amanda as well as hospice nurses Janelle and Lisa.  Many thanks to Vanessa, Kay, Cam and Bobbi for looking after Helen the last couple years at Victoria Manor in Oakdale, PA.
Helen’s funeral will be Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at 11:00AM at St. Gregory of Nazianzus Byzantine Catholic Church, 2005 Mohawk Rd, Upper St Clair, PA 15241 with Rev. Will Rupp as celebrant followed by burial at the Cemetery of the Alleghenies, 1158 Morgan Rd, Bridgeville, PA 15017.

Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the William S. Skovranko Memorial Home Inc. Duquesne, PA.

 
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Paul C. Cmar

November 24, 2021 |

By William S. Skovranko Memorial Home | Posted in: William S. Skovranko Memorial Home

Paul C. Cmar, age 92, of Duquesne, passed away on November 23, 2021. Paul was born on March 18, 1929 in Hostetter, PA.  He was the son of John and Mary Cmar, graduating from Latrobe High School in 1947.  Paul was preceeded in death by his loving wife of 61 years, Marie Yarosik, son Richard (Sherri), brothers and sisters-in-law Joseph (Mildred), John (Sally), Andrew (Gloria), and Francis (Orselena).  He is survived by three sons, Dennis (Janice), David (Tracy), and Robert (Patricia).   Paul and Marie had twelve grandchildren, Kristen (Daryl Hull), Lesleigh, Robert (Petya), Michael (Angela), Jeffrey (Hallie), Alexandria, David, Emily, Richard (Paige), Samantha, Nicholas, and Nicole.  Nine great-grandchildren include Teagan and Maggie Hull, Val, Liam, Kia, Oliver, Theodore, Lillian, and Penelope Cmar.  Paul was a member of the US Army, serving as a Military Police Officer in post World War II Germany.  Following his service, Paul joined the Duquesne City Police Department, where he rose to the rank of Chief of Police.  Upon retiring from the police force, he concluded his career by working in Security for US Steel and McKeesport Hospital.  Paul was a devoted member of the Fraternal Order of Police.  He served many years as a Board Member and later as Treasurer of FOP Lodge #91. He served as Secretary-Treasurer for the Third Class Cities Group of the Pennsylvania FOP and was elected in 1979 as Pennsylvania’s Representative to the FOP’s National Board of Trustees.  He was a Life Member of the Allegheny County Chiefs of Police Association, a member of the Pennsylvania Retired Police Association, and a graduate of the Pennsylvania State Police Academy in Hershey, PA.  Paul was a Life Member of VFW Post #188 (Duquesne) and a Life Member of the Knights of Columbus #4210.   He was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, where he served as an Usher and was a member of the Holy Trinity Men’s Club.  He was also a member of the Duquesne GBU, the Duquesne Croation Club, and the McKeesport 11th Ward Club.  Paul was a devoted Husband, Father, Grandfather, and Great Grandfather to his family, who loved him dearly.  Visitation will be held on Saturday, November 27 and Sunday, November 28, 2021 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., at the WILLAIM S. SKOVRANKO MEMORIAL HOME, 828 Richford Street, Duquesne, 412-466-8555, where a Blessing Service will take place on Monday, November 29, 2021, at 9:30 a.m., followed by a concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m., at Holy Trinity Church, West Mifflin, of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, with the Reverend Larry Adams as Principal Celebrant.  Burial will follow at Holy Trinity Cemetery, West Mifflin, with Military Honors.  Please follow the COVID-19 safety guidelines and wear a mask if you are unvaccinated.

 
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Janice G. (Bierer) Thompson

November 18, 2021 |

By William S. Skovranko Memorial Home | Posted in: William S. Skovranko Memorial Home

Janice G. (Bierer) Thompson. 70, of Duquesne, entered into Eternal Rest, on Tuesday, November 16, 2021. Born in Wilkinsburg on July 29, 1951, she was the daughter of the Late obert W. and Ella Ruth (Morrison) Bierer. Mrs. Thompson was a member of The First Presbyterian Church of Duquesne and the Duquesne Family Support Center. She is survived by a loving son, Jason M. Thompson of Wilkinsburg, a brother, Scott R. (Catherine) Bierer of Delmont, a sister Connie Jacob) Collins-Davis of Richmond, Virginia, and four nephews Corey Bierer, Jesse Bierer, Matt Collins and Tres Davis, in addition to her parents, she also was preceded in Death by a nephew, Brad Collins.

Family and friends will be received in the William S. Skovranko Memorial Home, Inc., 828 Richford Street, Duquesne, on Friday, November 19, 2021 from 11am until 1pm. Private graveside prayer service will follow.

 
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Valerie Skovranko

November 17, 2021 |

By William S. Skovranko Memorial Home | Posted in: William S. Skovranko Memorial Home

Valerie M. (Jozwiak) Skovranko, 88, of Duquesne, fell asleep in the Lord, peacefully on Sunday, November 14, 2021, at home. Born on September 12, 1933, in Braddock, she was the daughter of the Late Joseph A. and Valeria (Zgorecki) Jozwiak. Mrs. Skovranko was a member of S.S. Peter & Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, Duquesne, and a graduate of the former Braddock General Hospital School of Nursing. Beloved wife of the Late William S. Skovranko, she is survived by her loving children Debora A. (Dr. James) Ragan, William S. Skovranko, Jr., Joseph A. (Lori), Craig M. (Lori) and Christine M. Skovranko; eight grandchildren, Tera Ragan, Mara Ragan, Jameson Ragan, Ryan Skovranko, Brianna Battles, Brandon Battles, Kaitlyn Doherty and Mackenzie Doherty. A Sister-in-Law Mary (Late Edward) Skovranko and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents and husband, she also was preceded in death by a brother Leonard (Late Pat) Jozwiak.

 
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Mary Vereb

November 10, 2021 |

By William S. Skovranko Memorial Home | Posted in: William S. Skovranko Memorial Home

Mary (Pastor) Vereb, 102, of Duquesne, died peacefully on Wednesday, November 3, 2021, in Eldercrest Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Munhall. Born on March 26, 1919, in Ironwood, Michigan, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Barbara (Adorjayn) Pastor. Beloved wife of the late John P. Vereb, she is survived a daughter, Barbara Vereb, three grandchildren, Jamie Bottesch (Charles Stemler), Robyn (Pamela) DeGuffroy, and James (Leslie) Bottesch, and five great grandchildren, Kasi (Stefan) Bleakney, Ethan Bottesch, Morgan Bottesch, Riley Bottesch, and Naia Bottesch, and nieces and nephews.  Besides her parents and husband she was also preceded in death by a daughter, Arlene Bottesch and two brothers, Frank and Michael Pastor.

Family and friends will be received from 3-8 P.M. on Friday November 12, 2021, in the William S. Skovranko Memorial Home, Inc., 828 Richford Street, Duquesne. A Blessing in the Memorial Home on Saturday, November 14, 2021 at 9:30 A.M. will be followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 A.M. in Holy Name Church of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish with Rev. Daniel Sweeney as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Elias Cemetery, West Mifflin.

 
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Lillian M. (Yanchik) Irha

October 22, 2021 |

By William S. Skovranko Memorial Home | Posted in: William S. Skovranko Memorial Home

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Lillian Marie Irha, 90, announces her passing on October 16, 2021 in Glen Allen, Virginia. Lillian, née Yanchik, died peacefully at home, surrounded by love.

Lillian was born in Homestead, Pennsylvania on June 30, 1931. A 1949 graduate of Munhall High School, Lillian married John J. Irha of Homestead, Pennsylvania in September 1952. They had three children together: Sandra, Nancy, and Daniel.

Described by friends and family as “feisty, unfiltered, and absolutely fabulous,” Lillian was known for her hearty, bubbly giggle and her fun-loving, social personality. She always made it a point to keep in touch with family and friends, whether near or far. Lillian enjoyed dancing, bowling and cards, as well as entertaining at her lovely home. She especially loved bingo and delighted in sharing her quite-frequent winnings with her grandchildren. Lillian, a faithful Catholic, was a lifelong parishioner of Saint John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Cathedral of Munhall, Pennsylvania.

 
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Mary A. (Ragan) Adams

October 22, 2021 |

By William S. Skovranko Memorial Home | Posted in: William S. Skovranko Memorial Home

Mary A. (Ragan) Adams, 90, a former resident of Duquesne, PA and a resident of Bethel Park, PA, led a spiritually filled and family-centered life and met the Lord on Saturday, October 16, 2021 surrounded by her children, Mary Ann (Tom) Gray, Bethel Park, PA; Bill (Nancy) Adams, Wadsworth, OH; Rev. John Adams, Pastor, Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels and St. John the Evangelist Church, Olean, NY;  Mark (Linda) Adams, Louisville, OH.

Wife of the late William “Bill” Adams of Duquesne, PA. Mary and Bill were joined on earth for 65 beautiful years, now, together forever in heaven. Mary, daughter of the late John and Teresa Ragan of Duquesne was the first child American born from Slovakia. She is survived by her brothers, Dr. James (Debora) Ragan of Los Angeles, CA and Thomas (Lynne) Ragan of Duquesne and many nieces, nephews, and extended family members. Mary was preceded in death by her parents and her sisters, Theresa Chizmar and Ann Matthias and baby Helen and brothers, John, Andrew, Paul, Albert, George and infant twins Michael and Joseph.

 
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Mary A. Adams

October 18, 2021 |

By William S. Skovranko Memorial Home | Posted in: William S. Skovranko Memorial Home

 

 
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James E. "Jim" McDermitt

October 05, 2021 |

By William S. Skovranko Memorial Home | Posted in: William S. Skovranko Memorial Home

James E. "Jim" McDermitt, 74, of Duquesne, died peacefully on Monday, October 4, 2021, in UPMC McKeesport. Born in Duquesne, January 21, 1947, he was the son of the late William Earl and Agnes (Kamacher) McDermitt. Mr. McDermitt was a self employed handi-man. Beloved husband of the late Mary Elizabeth (Yarnall) McDermitt, he is survived by a son, Stephen McDermitt, two daughters, Dana (Bill) Ferrier and Erin Jenkins, three grandchildren, Scott Jenkins Jr., Hannah Jenkins and A.J. Ferrier, and a sister, Nancy Kuchma. In addition to his parents and beloved wife, he was also preceded in death by two sisters, Joyce Bedzik and Diane Yurchinson and a grandson, Luke Jenkins.

 
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Robert James Angel

August 16, 2021 |

By William S. Skovranko Memorial Home | Posted in: William S. Skovranko Memorial Home

Robert James Angel, 83, of Duquesne, entered into eternal life peacefully on Saturday, August 14, 2021, in Baldwin Health Center. Born in Pittsburgh on November 3, 1937, he was one of twelve children born to the late Nicholas John and Theresa M. (Koehler) Angel. Mr. Angel is survived by a brother and sister-in-law Regis Michael and Maureen Angel and two sisters, Catherine "Dolly" (Late John) O'Keefe and Martha "Martie" Angel, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers, Charles Francis Angel, Richard John Angel, George Angel, Thomas Angel, and William Angel, and three sisters, Rose White, Theresa "Tessy" Angel, and Margaret Menary.

Family and friends will be received in the William S. Skovranko Memorial Home, Inc., 828 Richford Street, Duquesne, PA. 15110, on Wednesday, August 18, 2021, from 10 A.M. until a Blessing service at 12 Noon with Rev. Daniel Sweeney officiating. Burial will follow in St. Augustine Catholic Cemetery, Millvale.

 
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Raymond E. Perhacs

August 13, 2021 |

By William S. Skovranko Memorial Home | Posted in: William S. Skovranko Memorial Home

Raymond E. Perhacs, 70, of Duquesne, entered eternal rest suddenly on Friday, August 6, 2021 in UPMC McKeesport. Born in McKeesport on December 29, 1950, he was the son of the late Zoltan and Pauline (Fenyus) Perhacs. Mr. Perhacs was a sub contractor in the construction and masonry trades. Beloved husband of Jeanine (Bovee) Perhacs, he is also survived by two sisters-in-law and a brother-in-law, Carole (late Robert) Collins and Patricia and Martin Bovee, four nephews and a niece; two great nephews and three great nieces, and several cousins.

 
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Laura J. Kovalsky

August 02, 2021 |

By William S. Skovranko Memorial Home | Posted in: William S. Skovranko Memorial Home

Laura J. (Jasinski) Kovalsky, 47, of West Mifflin Died suddenly and unexpectantly on Saturday, July 31, 2021, in UPMC Magee, Pittsburgh. Born September 17, 1973,  she was the daughter of Cindy Zubeck Fedoris the late Richard Jasinski. Mrs. Kovalsky was a realtor and co owner of K&L Automotive and Towing in West Mifflin. Beloved wife of Keith Kovalsky, she is also survived by her adoring children, Tyler Richard and Cynthia Kay Kovalsky; two brothers, Joey and Johnney Fedoris; one sister, Jessica Fedoris; and her Mother and Father In-Law, Kathy and Bernard Kovalsky.

 
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Patricia Ivan

August 02, 2021 |

By William S. Skovranko Memorial Home | Posted in: William S. Skovranko Memorial Home

Patricia A. (Rohaly) Ivan, 83, of West Mifflin, Fell Asleep in the Lord peacefully at home on Saturday, July 31, 2021. Born in Duquesne, March 27, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Michael John Rohaly and Anna (Kirshnir) Rohaly. A graduate of Duquesne High School, she was a curious lifelong learner. Mrs. Ivan was a faithful member of St. John Byzantine Catholic Cathedral, Munhall and a retired Tax Clerk for West Mifflin Boro where she worked for  many years. Beloved wife of the late Michael E. Ivan, Pat enjoyed big band music, taking a turn on the dance floor, and traveling with Mike, her spouse of   51 years. She is survived by: four loving children Mary Ann Ivan, Michelle Ivan, Melissa (Richard Bowden) Ivan, and Michael Jon Ivan; three grandchildren Ahnwyn Bowden, and Ella and Cohen Ivan; three sisters Regina (Robert) Reitmyer, Margaret (late Jay) Walsh, Bernadine (Michael) Gonos;  and her sister-in-law, Olga Hanko. She was also preceded in death by her siblings, Albert, Edward, Robert, and Jerald Rohaly, Annie Tompko, Wilma Goscinsky, and Mildred Kikos.

 
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