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George “Bud” R. McIndoe Jr.

October 15, 2020 |

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

George “Bud” R. McIndoe Jr., age 97, of Irwin, passed away Sunday, October 11, 2020. He was born August 23, 1923 in McKeesport, a son of the late George Sr. and Catherine McIndoe. He was a World War II veteran fighter pilot in the Army Air Corp and flew the P47 Thunderbolt airplane in 13 sorties over Germany as part of the 371st Fighter Group, 405 Squadron.

After returning from the war, he worked his entire career for Bettis Atomic Nuclear Power Plant where he was on the forefront of Ultrasonic testing of hairline cracks in stem generation tubes in nuclear submarines. Because of his work, he was requested to preform ultrasonic inspections aboard the Nautilus submarine and the USS Enterprise aircraft carrier. Before retiring, he received the Engineering Achievement Award for developing a unique ultrasonic testing device. He built his home on the family homestead in 1955 on Mosside Blvd in Monroeville next door to his mother "Teenie" McIndoe and his sister Jean Bendorf.

Bud and Audrey moved from Monroeville and lived in North Huntingdon from 1976.

 
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Dorothy “Dolly” J. (Schano) Haraburda

October 13, 2020 |

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

 
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Stewart M. Snyder

October 08, 2020 |

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

Stewart M. Snyder, age 84, of Irwin passed away Wednesday, October 7, 2020. He was born August 8, 1936 in McKeesport, a son of the late Clifford and Anna Snyder. He worked part-time for the last 8 years as a driver for Adesa Car Auctions in Hunker. He is survived by his wife Dorothy “Jean” Jeanne Snyder; step-son Charles Starner of Manhattan, New York; and his dogs Audi and Lexus.

 
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Dr. M. Bernard Keisler

October 06, 2020 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Dr. M. Bernard Keisler, 93, of Port Charlotte, FL, formerly of North Huntingdon, died Saturday October 3, 2020. He was born May 12, 1927 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Max and Olga (Hepps) Keisler and was also preceded in death by his wife Marilyn A. (Weiss) Keisler and a brother Morton Keisler.

Dr. Keisler was a retired optometrist having his own practice in Irwin for many years and then semi-retiring and joining Irwin Eye Care until full retirement from optometry. At the age of 50 he received his master’s in public administration and served on the Bureau of Mediation for the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry.

He served as a Pennsylvania independent arbitrator in his final years. He was a veteran of WWII serving with the U.S. Navy, a member of Gemilas Chesed Congregation, McKeesport, a former member of Norwin School District Board of Directors, a member of Shidle Lodge No. 601, F. & A.M., Irwin, a longtime member of the Irwin Lions Club, and a longtime voting poll worker.

 
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Raymond F. Croushore

September 30, 2020 |

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

Raymond F. Croushore, age 73, of North Versailles, passed away Monday, September 28, 2020. He was born March 14, 1947 in Wilkinsburg, a son of the late Clarence and Violet Croushore.

He was a past member of the United Methodist Church in East McKeesport where he served as a treasurer. He worked as a controller for H.J. Heinz, Isaly’s, Garfield Jubilee, Gregg Services and Electric M&R before retiring.

He always made an effort to remain close with friends and past coworkers and especially loved collecting model trains.

 
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Jerome N. Baker

September 24, 2020 |

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

Jerome N. Baker, 68, of Holt, FL, formerly of North Huntingdon, died Tuesday, September 22, 2020. He was born November 3, 1951 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Jerome P. and Anna L (Grubbs) Baker and was also preceded in death by his wife Kathryn D. “Kathy” Baker. Jerome was an Air Force veteran of the Vietnam Conflict and a retired self-employed mechanic. He is survived by his children Jerome R. “Jerry” Baker (Jessica) of North Huntingdon and Brook Siar (James D. Jr.) of Holt, FL; six grandchildren; three step grandchildren; brothers Denny Baker, Randy Baker, and Larry Baker; and nieces and nephews.

 
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Nellie J. (Barner) Nicholls

September 23, 2020 |

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

Nellie J. (Barner) Nicholls, age 76, of North Versailles passed away Monday, September 21, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. She was born September 29, 1943 in East McKeesport, a daughter of the late John and Phoebe Barner. She was a longtime member of Linway United Presbyterian Church in East McKeesport and a past member of Eastern Star. She worked for over 46 years as the manager of housing at Pitt University in Pittsburgh and was a dedicated leader for many years in the local Girl Scouts.

 
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Ruth M. (Leaf) Hayden

September 10, 2020 |

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

 
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Michael A. Czapor

September 08, 2020 |

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

Michael A. Czapor, 72, of Monroeville, passed away Saturday, September 5, 2020 at home. He was born April 24, 1948 in McKeesport, the son of the late Stanley Walter and Margaret Leona (Kachur) Czapor. He was a graduate of Slippery Rock College and retired from U.S. Steel, Clairton Works. He was an Army veteran and a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish, (St. Jude the Apostle Church, Wilmerding). In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his sons Daniel Anthony and David Anthony Czapor and a brother in law. He is survived by his wife of 47 years Patricia A. (Onorato) Czapor; a brother in law; sisters in law; numerous nieces, nephews,cousins, and many friends; and his beloved cat Shady.

 
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Gerald T. Likar

September 02, 2020 |

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

Gerald T. Likar, 81, of North Huntingdon, died Tuesday September 1, 2020, at home. Jerry worked his entire working life for the family business Likar Roofing of North Versailles.

He was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, North Huntingdon, and was a loving man who enjoyed being around his family. He was a son of the late John L. Sr. and Constance (Winslow) Likar and was also preceded in death by his wife of 54 years Ruth A. (McSteen) Likar and a brother John L. Likar Jr. He is survived by his children Teresa Griffiths and her husband Jim, Kathy Parry and her husband Jerry, and Gerald W. Likar all of North Huntingdon; his former daughter in law Carla Likar; his grandchildren, Kimberly (Joseph) Kiraly, Paul (Amanda) Griffiths, Megan (Eric) Lipp, Natalie Parry (fiancé Josh Miller) and Corbin and Izabelle Likar; his great grandchildren, Mackenzie, Tyler, Jayce, and Vivian; a brother Vincent (Iris) Likar; a sister in law Janis Likar; also nieces and nephews.

 
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Janet Mae (Klinek) Peila

August 30, 2020 |

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

Janet Mae (Klinek) Peila, age 85, of Greensburg passed away Thursday, August 27, 2020. She was born February 17, 1935 in McKeesport, the daughter of the late John Sr. and Ethel Klinek. She enjoyed playing for an international softball team while living in Florida and spending time with family.

 
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Frederick Weber

August 30, 2020 |

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

Frederick W. Weber, 87, of North Huntingdon, died Wednesday, August 26, 2020, at home surrounded by family. He was born May 3, 1933 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late William and Katherine (Domiano) Weber and was also preceded in death by a brother Kerry Weber.

Fred retired as Maintenance Supervisor of Kennywood Park, West Mifflin, where he was employed for 51 years.

He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Irwin, Shidle Lodge 601, F. & A.M., Irwin, the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Pittsburgh, and Syria Temple, Pittsburgh. He was a volunteer of Norwin Area Meals On Wheels and enjoyed yard work and taking care of his flower beds.

 
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James D. Welsh

August 16, 2020 |

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

James D. Welsh, 90, of East McKeesport, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 12, 2020. He was born June 26, 1930 in East McKeesport, a son of the late B.F. “Hank” and Nell (Mackey) Welsh. He was a member of Linway United Presbyterian Church, North Versailles where he served as a Deacon and an Elder, also working many years with the Meals on Wheels program.

Jim was an Army veteran that served during the Korean War, stationed in Manilla, Philippines, a retired machinist for U.S. Steel Research Center, Monroeville, a member of Hilltopers VFW Post 8430, and the American Legion, East McKeesport. He was an avid sports fan that loved the Steelers, Pirates, and Penguins. Jim loved to golf and bowl and once bowled a perfect 300 game in the U.S. Steel Bowling League.

 
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Jack Lloyd Ellenberger

August 16, 2020 |

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

Jack Lloyd Ellenberger, age 72, of North Versailles died on August 13, 2020, the result of a traumatic brain injury. He received two Purple Hearts, while serving in the U.S. Army, as a Vietnam combat infantry soldier. Born February 6, 1948, the older son of the late Harry J. and Bernadine (Stalowski) Ellenberger.

He is survived by his loving “college babe” and wife of 52 years, Sharon (Wolden). He raised and is survived by three wonderful children, Kristin (Dr. Jim) Richards, Jocelyn (Jeff) Bell, and Jack (Michelle) Ellenberger. Jack is survived by and so very proud of his eight grandchildren: Coleman and Caroline Richards; Jennings, Greyson and Charlotte Bell; and Alexi, Leo and Julian Ellenberger.

He’s also survived by his most caring and loving step-father, Ted (Pap Z) Zarichansky, his sister Donna Lee (Louie) Paulisick, brother Darryl “D.J.” Ellenberger, brother-in-law Tom (Linda) Wolden, sister-in-law Sue (Ray) Pecoraro, his Aunt Esther (Joe) DeLeo, six nieces, nine nephews, grand nephews, grand nieces, tons of cousins, and wonderful friends and neighbors.

 
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Jack Richard Sutter

August 14, 2020 |

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

Jack Richard Sutter, age 91, of White Oak, formerly of North Versailles Twp., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 11, 2020, following a short battle with cancer.

Born in Elizabeth, he was the son of the late Stanley and Bertha Sutter. He graduated from McKeesport Vocational High School and served in the US Air Force during the Korean War.

Following the war, he was employed for over 34 years at Westinghouse Research and Development Center in Churchill where he participated on the cutting edge of laser and fiber optics development.

He was an accomplished artist and lover of music and was physically active and involved in many activities up to the end. He was especially proud of his work with his beloved church St. John’s Lutheran Church in North Versailles where he served as an adult church school teacher and leader, worship assistant, and choir member and with Meals-On-Wheels where he served for over 25 years.

 
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