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Richard P. Moran

January 09, 2020 |

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

Richard P. Moran, 81, of Scottdale, Arizona, formerly of Duquesne, died unexpectantly at home on Monday, January 6, 2020. Born in Duquesne on July 17, 1938, he was the son of the late John P. and Anna (Matura) Moran. Mr. Moran was a retired Duquesne School teacher and  coached Basketball at Duquesne High School for 16 years, compiling an impressive 273-156 record.

He won 6 WPIAL Championships, 2 PIAA State Championships and 8 section championships. Under Rich's tutelage, 5 of his players reached the prestigious 1000 point club.  Rich won numerous Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and McKeesport Daily News Coach of the Year awards.

He was also a former member of Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church in West Mifflin.

 
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Rev. Joseph R. Grosko

January 08, 2020 |

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

Rev. Joseph R. Grosko, 87, past away peacefully on January 6, 2020 in Marian Manor Personal Care Home in Pittsburgh. Born in Braddock, March 27, 1932, he was the son of the late Andrew and Susan Grosko. He is survived by three sisters: Ann Pavlan, Elizabeth Rittenberger, and Julie Zuger, also many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents he was also preceded in death by two brothers; Andrew and John Grosko, and two sisters; Margaret Baker and Angie Neary.

Rev. Grosko was a proud Veteran of the Vietnam War were he served as a Navy Chaplain.

 
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Eric James DeFrancesco

January 04, 2020 |

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

It is with the utmost sorrow and heartbreak that we announce the untimely and unexpected passing of our most beloved son, brother and father, Eric James DeFrancesco, 50, of West Mifflin who died Thursday, January 2, 2020 in UPMC McKeesport. Born January 22, 1969, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of  James and Beatrice (Homoki) DeFrancesco. He leaves behind to mourn his parents, a daughter, Jessica DeFrancesco, a brother and sister-in-law, Kirk and Amber DeFrancesco, his significant other, Sherry Hathaway, a grandson, Elijah DeFrancesco, and many Aunts, Uncles, cousins and friends.

 
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William Duffner

December 30, 2019 |

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

William Duffner, age 91, of Forward Twp., died Friday, December 20, 2019.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and faithful and dedicated Notre Dame “Fighting Irish” fan who enjoyed going to the games and coaching from the bleachers.

 
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Susan J. Pastor

December 26, 2019 |

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

Susan J. Pastor, 66, of McKeesport, passed away peacefully on December 23, 2019 in St. Bernard Medical Center, Arkansas. Born February 13, 1953, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late James J. and Betty Kinzie Ballough. Susan worked as a R.N. at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville, Arkansas. Susie is survived by her beloved husband, Greg Pastor and her loving children,  Matthew Pastor, Allison (Elliot) Halley, four grandchildren, Aubriana and Sabastian Halley and Kaylin and Jackson Pastor, a brother, Michael C. Ballough, a sister, Margaret Estelle, Aunts, Uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides her parents, Susie was also preceded in death by a son, Christopher J. Pastor July 29, 2019, and a brother, James Ballough.

 
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Martin W. Sudzina

December 07, 2019 |

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

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the death of Martin W. Sudzina, age 68.  He passed peacefully on December 3, 2019. Our family has found ourselves humbled by the outpouring of love, support and prayers we have received from all. They have been heard and appreciated.

Marty was born on November 10, 1951 to the late Edward and Helen (Kovacs) Sudzina.

He is survived by his son, Gregory J. Sudzina, and sisters, Debra Keane (Mike) and Mari Lynn Klein (Rick).

 
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Constance P. (Kushnir) Rapach

December 01, 2019 |

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

Constance P. (Kushnir) Rapach, 92, of Cranberry Twp., formerly of Duquesne, died peacefully Friday, November 29, 2019 in Laurel Wood Care Center, Johnstown. Born in Duquesne on April 16, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Michael J and Pauline (Vesonder) Kushnir. Mrs Rapach was a former member of Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, West Mifflin and a very active former member of the Confraternity of Christian Mothers at Holy Trinity Church. Beloved wife of the late Michael Rapach, she is survived by two sons, Michael T Rapach and Luke M. (Ronna) Rapach, a brother, Bernard (Joy) Kushnir, three grandchildren, Natalie, Emily and Melanie Rapach and nieces, nephews and cousins.

 
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Harriet L. (Lynn) Fierst

November 22, 2019 |

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

Harriet L. (Lynn) Fierst, 80, of Trafford, died peacefully on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 in Transitions Healthcare of North Huntingdon. Born in West Mifflin on July 31, 1939, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Mary Kathleen (Galvin) Lynn. Mrs. Fierst was a member of the Norwin Christian Church of North Huntingdon. Beloved wife of Robert Fierst Sr., she is also survived by three sons, Floyd Argyle, Tracy Argyle and Joel Baxley; two daughters, Lisa Romanchak and Tonya Twigg; a brother Arthur Lynn; thirteen grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren. Mrs. Fierst was also preceded in death by a son Kelly Argyle. two brothers, Blaine and George Lynn and four sisters, Elsie Mae Holmes, Barbara Miller, Lucille Egenlauf, and Kathleen Downes.

 
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Dale S. Welsch

November 19, 2019 |

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

Dale S. Welsch, 65 of Duquesne died unexpectantly at home on Sunday, November 17, 2019. Born in McKeesport on September 3, 1954, he was the son of Braun and Betty (Tietze) Welsch. Mr. Welsch was a self-employed contractor and the Proprietor of Welsch's Exterior Cleaning and Home Renovation Company. Beloved husband of Roberta (Yerecic) Welsch.

He is also survived by a loving daughter Kristen (Scott) Parnell, a sister Roxanne Anson, a grandson, Tyler Parnell and a great niece, Emma Yerecic. Also survived by his best four-legged pet dogs Hailey and Polly and granddog Daisy. He also was preceded in death by a loving nephew Matthew Yerecic.

 
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Marie (Haroulakis) Bumbas

November 17, 2019 |

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

Marie (Haroulakis) Bumbas, 90, of Munhall died peacefully on Saturday, November 16, 2019, in John J. Kane Regional Medical Center, Glen Hazel. Born on July 5, 1929, in Duquesne she was the daughter of the Late John and Sarah (Feeney) Haroulakis. Beloved wife of the Late Joseph Bumbas.

She is survived by two daughters, Joanne Patrick of Munhall, and Dianne Bumbas of West Mifflin, a daughter-in-law, Marcia Bumbas of Monroeville; four grandchildren, John Pulkownik of Castle Shannon, Joseph Pulkownik of Munhall, John Bumbas of Espyville, and Sarah Andrews of West Mifflin; seven great grandchildren, Dylan and Logan Pulkownik, Serena and Sienna Bumbas, Austin and Eli Kurta, and Avery Grace Williams.

 
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M. Dennis Legin

November 08, 2019 |

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

M. Dennis Legin, 76, of Duquesne, died peacefully at home on Thursday, November 7, 2019. Born in Braddock, October 5, 1943, he was the son of the Late John and Claire (Rodavich) Legin. Mr. Legin was a member of Christ, The Light of the World Parish, Duquesne; a retired Police Officer, with forty years of service to the City of Duquesne, and a Life Member of the Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 91. Beloved husband of the Late Karen Surgent Legin, he is survived by two loving sons, Matthew J. Legin and John R. (Lori) Legin; a brother, Mark Legin, two sisters, Janine (Charles) Millirons and Rosemary (Al) Waldron, four grandchildren, Alexander Legin, Nathan Legin, Abigail Legin, and Nathan Stevens, and nieces, nephews, and cousins.

 
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Justine M. Kozak

November 07, 2019 |

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

Justine M. (Horgas) Kozak, 84, of North Huntingdon, (Formerly of Duquesne) died peacefully on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, in Golden Heights Personal Care Home, Penn Twp. Born in Duquesne, May 19, 1935, she was the daughter of the Late Joseph and Mary (Vesonder) Kozak. Mrs. Kozak was a member of Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, West Mifflin. Beloved wife of the Late Albert Kozak, she is survived by her loving children, Barry (Kathy) Kozak and Donna (Chet) Palesko; six grandchildren, Alan Palesko (Amy Nicks), Amy Lujan (Marcos), Lauren Ray (Dustin), Nicholas Kozak (Alexandra), Daniel Kozak  and David Kozak; five great-grandchildren, Owen, Talia, Justine, Jackson and Max. She is also survived by nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by two sisters, Grace Tarczy and Clara Bodnar.

 
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Milan Samudosky

October 31, 2019 |

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

Milan Samudosky, 87, of West Mifflin, fell asleep in the Lord on Tuesday, October 29, 2019, in Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Born in Czechoslovakia, March 16, 1932, he was the son of the late Michael and Anna (Vasko) Samudovsky. Mr. Samudosky was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, Duquesne; a retired equipment operator of the former Continental Can Corporation, West Mifflin; and a proud U. S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. An Avid fisherman, Mr. Samudosky also ran a Fishing Charter on Lake Erie. He is survived by three sons, Gary Samudosky, John (Pamela) Samudosky, and Vincent Samudosky; three grandchildren, Brittany ad Corey Samudosky and Julianne Moore; three great grandchildren, Archer, Theodore and Ruby. Mr Samudosky was also preceded in death by a brother Michael Samudosky.

 
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Timothy R. Beal

October 27, 2019 |

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

Timothy R. "Dr. Rock" Beal Sr., 64, of Forward Twp., died peacefully at home on Sunday, October 27, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. Born on August 17, 1955, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late George A. and Elizabeth (Lopota) Beal. Mr. Beal was a member of Christ the Light of the World Parish, Duquesne, and a retired Maintenance Department employee of the former Duquesne Works, U.S. Steel Corporation. He was also a former organist and drummer of Christ Lutheran Church in Duquesne, owner of Sharon's Pizza Shop in Duquesne, and was happiest when he was disc jockeying at weddings and parties.

 
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Joseph Leonard Cherpak

October 22, 2019 |

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

Joseph Leonard Cherpak, 92, of North Huntingdon, died peacefully on Monday, October 21, 2019 in Riverside Nursing Center, McKeesport. Born in Duquesne, October 7, 1927, he was the son of the Late John and Catherine (Cipkala) Cherpak. Mr. Cherpak was a member of SS. Peter & Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, Duquesne, a retired Bar Mill Hooker at the Former U.S. Steel Corporation, Duquesne Works, and a proud Veteran of the U.S. Army, Korean Conflict. He is survived by several nieces and nephews.

 
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