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Paul J. Bittner

September 15, 2022 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Paul J. Bittner, 88, of North Huntingdon, died at home Tuesday, September 13, 2022. He was born July 13, 1934 in Meyersdale, a son of the late James and Rosella (Steinley) Bittner. He was a retired dispatcher for CSX Corporation and a member of First United Methodist Church, Irwin. He enjoyed his grandchildren and attended many of their baseball and softball games. He loved to garden and liked to fish.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years Iva L. (Smith) Bittner; his children Terry Bittner (Sandra) of North Huntingdon, Gary Bittner (Marylou) of FL, Debbie Miller (Ron) of North Irwin, Larry Bittner (Patti) of DE and Dennis Bittner (Kendra) of North Huntingdon; his grandchildren Brittni Prosdocimo (Ben), Courtni Lorah (John), Stephani Tarr (Mike), Bathani Eicher (Darren), Justin Bittner (Meghan), Shannon Harmon, Victoria Anderko, Alexander Bittner (Alexandria), and Elizabeth Bittner; 12great grandchildren; siblings Karl Bittner of Frostburg, MD and Doris Elliott (Dan) of North Irwin; also nieces and nephews.

 
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Betsy E. (Deedrick) Suzio

September 14, 2022 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Betsy E. (Deedrick) Suzio, 56, of North Huntingdon, passed away Saturday, September 10, 2022. She was born March 30, 1966, in McKeesport, the daughter of Frank W. and Jeri E. (Cumbow) Deedrick of North Huntingdon. Betsy was a graduate of Norwin High School Class of 1984, and Grove City College Class of 1988, and attended church at Calvary Church, Irwin.

Throughout her career Betsy worked in costume design at Pocono Playhouse, was a manager at JoAnn Fabric and Crafts for many years, worked as an interior design consultant for Lowes, and currently worked as a job developer for Educational Data Systems Inc., Pittsburgh.

 
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Joan M. (Kraves) Nagy

September 04, 2022 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Joan M. (Kraves) Nagy, 84, of North Versailles, died Sunday August 28, 2022. She was born February 15, 1938 in North Braddock, a daughter of the late George and Mary (Hadbabny) Kraves and was also preceded in death by her husband Arthur F. Nagy.

She was a retired food service employee for East Allegheny School District and a member of Mary Mother of God Parish, St. Robert Bellarmine Church, East McKeesport. She enjoyed bingo, jigsaw puzzles, playing Sudoku, and liked to read. She enjoyed the many friendships she made while living at Point Pleasant.

 
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Joseph A. Vislay Jr.

September 04, 2022 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Joseph A. Vislay Jr., 71, of East McKeesport, died Saturday August 27, 2022. He was born October 30, 1950 in Homestead and raised in West Mifflin, the son of the late Joseph A. and Florence (Remas) Vislay. He was a proud Navy Veteran of the Vietnam Conflict serving 6 years of active duty and 2 years reserve duty. He was a member of Praise Assembly of God Church, North Versailles, where he was an active prayer warrior. He was also a very active support person and mentor. He was a loving father, husband and grandfather and was so proud of and adored his family. He loved to read and study history and enjoyed the History and Smithsonian Channels. Joe retired from Three Rivers Pharmaceuticals, Cranberry Township and then worked for Avenna Healthcare.

 
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Mary M. (Conner) Zarichansky

September 04, 2022 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Mary M. (Conner) Zarichansky, 91, of Hartsville, TN, formerly of North Huntingdon, died Saturday August 27, 2022. She was born January 24, 1931 in North Braddock a daughter of the late Floyd E. and Margaret (O’Brien) Conner.
She was a retired customer service representative for Equitable Gas Co. and a member of St. Stephen Byzantine Catholic Church, North Huntingdon.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years Nicholas Zarichansky; her children Kimberly Owsiany of Hampton and Matthew P. Zarichansky and his wife Cindy of Hartsville, TN; her grandchildren Katie Owsiany and Laura Owsiany and Nicholas (Lindsey), Lydia (Eli), Phillip, Miriam, Owen, and Bethany Zarichansky; siblings Carol Garretson of Austin, TX, Barbara Conner of TN, and Michael (Donna) Conner of Irwin; also nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her son Patrick Michael Zarichansky and siblings William Conner and Joyce Beatty.

 
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Willie L. Jones

August 25, 2022 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Willie L. Jones, age 71, of Irwin, passed away Sunday, August 21, 2022. He was born January 22, 1951 in Camden, Alabama, a son of the late Moses L. and Evie Jones. He worked for over 40 years as a manager for the Westmoreland Housing Authority in Trafford and had his own electrical contracting business based in Irwin.

 
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John A. Farrell

August 25, 2022 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

John A. Farrell, 80, of Pittsburgh, passed away Thursday, August 18, 2022. He was born July 30, 1942 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late John B. Jr. and Freida E. (Wilson) Farrell.

John also known as “Tony” and “Bear” was a member of Mary Mother of God Parish, and attended St. Robert Bellarmine Church. He was a proud Army veteran that served in the Vietnam Conflict. Tony taught at W.B. Ray High School, Corpus Christi, Texas, and greatly enjoyed his time there instructing the students in both Math and Science. Tony also served as president of the Corpus Christi Native American Association. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus serving as Grand Knight, was a member of the State Board of Education serving for five years. He was a life member of VFW Hilltopper Post 8430, East McKeesport, Amvets Post 60, North Braddock, American Legion Post #997, Clarion, the NRA, volunteered for the Wounded Warrior Project and was a member of Southern Poverty Law Center.

Tony was a martial artist reaching 10th degree grandmaster in Kyokkushin-Kai Karate. He was a sportsman and instructor with National Bow Hunters Education, a member of Trout Unlimited, and taught veterans fly tying at the VA Medical Center, Aspinwall, through Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing. He was an artist and especially enjoyed oil painting.

 
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Mary "Bam" R. (Gwinner) Aniszewski

August 02, 2022 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Mary “Bam” R. (Gwinner) Aniszewski, age 56, of North Versailles, passed away Thursday, July 28, 2022. She was born August 10, 1965 in Braddock, a daughter of the late William and Johanna Gwinner. She last worked for A.J. Silberman Company in Braddock where she developed life long friendships, especially with her “sister”; Shelly (Tony) Mamaeff. She loved spending time with her grandkids and liked traveling, antiquing, bingo, and trips to the casino. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brothers William Alan Gwinner and Darryl Scott Gwinner; and sister Holly Russo.

 
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Regina E. (Leonard) Haxel

July 23, 2022 |

By William Snyder Funeral Home | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Regina E. (Leonard) Haxel, age 91, of Irwin, passed away Thursday, July 21, 2022. She was born October 5, 1930 in Paintertown, the daughter of the late William and Regina Leonard. She was a long-time member of the First Presbyterian Church in Irwin where she served as a deacon, sang in the choir and participated in the Stephen Ministry to help people that experienced a loss. She worked for a number of companies during her career including G.C. Murphy Company, A&M Foodland, Truxal Trucking and RCS Laundromat. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brothers Robert, John “Jack”, Bernard, William and Thomas Leonard. She is survived by her daughter Karen Ann (James) Garbart of Monongahela and brothers Richard Leonard of Irwin and Lawrence Leonard of Irwin.

 
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Dolores M. Brown

July 19, 2022 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Dolores M. Brown, known as Dolly by those closest to her, passed away peacefully in her sleep on June 24, 2022 at the age of 89. She was a mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend to so many. Dolly was born in Braddock on September 22, 1932 to parents Tekla and John Kogut. She graduated from St. Thomas High School in Braddock at the impressive age of 16. To say that Dolly was a busy person is putting it mildly. She volunteered her time organizing fund raising events for schools, as well as helping out with church fairs and Christian Mothers. Dolly also was a committee person for her district, campaigning for local and state representatives. She was one person not to let the grass grow under her feet. Dolly’s biggest and proudest accomplishment was serving on the school board for East Allegheny School District from December 1995 through December 2015. She enjoyed serving her community and always acted in the best interest of the students. Dolly leaves behind many people who loved her dearly.

 
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Patricia G. Heer

July 18, 2022 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Patricia G. Heer, 90, of North Huntingdon, died Thursday, July 14, 2022. She was born November 2, 1931 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Mildred (Weber) Siskos and step-daughter of John Siskos. She was a former manager for Suffolk Cable, North Braddock, and the first female manager of a cable company in Pennsylvania. She was formerly active with and a lifetime member of the Swiss American Society of Pittsburgh and enjoyed travelling with her husband to Switzerland to visit family several times and traveling on the Orient Express. Many years ago she taught PAL cheerleading. She enjoyed polka dancing, was an excellent cook and baker, and was a former democratic committee woman. She left high school as a teen to support her family and later completed her high school education at Norwin High School along with her son Henry Jr., graduating in 1969. The family would like to thank the Excela Health Hospice team for their loving care of Patricia.

 
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Donald T. Johnson

July 15, 2022 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Donald T. Johnson, 80, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, July 13, 2022. He was born July 2, 1942 in McKeesport. Donald is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years Donna L. (Richards) Johnson. Don was a family man and proud of his sons and daughter’s in law; Neil and Wendy and Eric and Amy. Both families reside in North Huntington along with his grandchildren; Cory, Brady, Karlie, and Tanner Johnson. Don enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing golf and any family sporting event or family gathering. Donald also has brothers James (Janice) Johnson of Anna, Illinois, and Darrell Johnson of McKeesport, sister in-law Nancy (Ron) Crossett of Irwin, also numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces. Donald is the son of the late Norman and Alice (Gasser) Johnson of McKeesport.

 
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Marilyn A. (Durkay) Schweitzer

July 02, 2022 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Marilyn A. (Durkay) Schweitzer, 92, of North Versailles, passed away Tuesday, June 28, 2022. She was born February 16, 1930 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Butchko) Durkay. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband Edwin Schweitzer, son David Schweitzer, son and daughter in-law Daniel and Alison Schweitzer, and a sister Annette McGrath.

Marilyn was a member of Mary Mother of God Parish and attended St. Robert Bellarmine Church, East McKeesport. Prior to her retirement she worked in dietary services at UPMC Braddock and then worked in the cafeteria for East Allegheny School District. Marilyn loved her dogs Tara and Annie and enjoyed spending time with her family.

 
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Joan C. (Panczyk) Crissman

July 02, 2022 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Joan C. (Panczyk) Crissman, 87, of North Versailles, passed away Friday, July 1, 2022. She was born January 15, 1935 in North Versailles, a daughter of the late Joseph S. and Katherine (Schultz) Panczyk. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth F. Crissman, siblings Sophia Powell, Francis Panczyk, her twin sister Jean Martin, and Florence Kearns. Joan was a member of Norwin Christian Church, she enjoyed family and her friends in her church community. She is survived by her children Kenneth E. (Donna) Crissman of Glen Rock, and Sheryl (James) Likar of Trafford, grandchildren Ashley (Owen) Cameron, Nicholas Likar, Melissa Likar, and Lindsay Likar, a brother Theodore Panczyk of North Versailles, and nieces and nephews.

 
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Gaetano “Guy” Melocchi

June 30, 2022 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Gaetano “Guy” Melocchi, age 95, of North Versailles passed away Saturday, June 25, 2022, at the home he built surrounded by his family.

He was born November 28, 1926, in Sant Angelo del Pesco, Italy, a son of the late Francesco and Amandolina (DiVito) Melocchi. He immigrated to the United States in 1956, and after establishing himself, sent for his wife and two children two years later. He was a long-time member of Mary Mother of God Parish in East McKeesport (formerly St. Robert Bellarmine). He was a bricklayer for his whole career and was known to be a perfectionist in his trade.

 
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