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LaVerne Marie Milner

May 17, 2020 |

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

LaVerne Marie Milner, 98, of Richmond, VA, formerly of Irwin, peacefully transitioned to Heaven on Tuesday, May 5, 2020. She was born January 12, 1922 to Arthur and Bessie McWilliams of Turtle Creek.

After completing high school in Wilmerding, LaVerne was employed as a secretary by Westinghouse Air Brake in their general office. Later in life, she volunteered at Greensburg Hospital, taking newborn baby pictures and was then employed as a salesclerk in the gift shop.

LaVerne was a loving mother and wonderful caregiver to family, friends, and neighbors. She greatly valued family time whether it was welcoming them to her home in Irwin, taking yearly beach trips to the Outer Banks, or celebrating special events such as birthdays and weddings. LaVerne was a faithful member of First United Methodist Church of Irwin and was guided by her faith to care for others.

 
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Nancy A. Krupa

May 05, 2020 |

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

Nancy A. Krupa, age 77, of Monroeville; formerly of East McKeesport and Corry, PA passed away on May 2, 2020 after a nine-year battle of mental and physical decline due to Alzheimer’s disease. Born March 28, 1943, she was a daughter of the late Walter & Gladys Krupa. Nancy and her husband, Eugene “Red” Haynes owned and worked at their company, Kory Builders, as general contractors for 27 years. Initially, Nancy physically worked alongside her husband on the jobs; but as the company grew, she worked in the office managing the company’s operations and overseeing the jobs. During that time, Nancy was an active member of the East Allegheny Business Association and also on the board. Nancy was a strong, independent woman who enjoyed working in the man’s world of construction. Nancy and Red also enjoyed traveling across the country on their motorcycles and were married for 33 years until Red’s death in 2006.

 
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Patricia J. (Silvis) King

April 20, 2020 |

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

Patricia J. (Silvis) King, 82, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday April 17, 2020. She was born May 13, 1937 in North Huntingdon, the daughter of the late Pete and Georgia (Rose) Silvis. She was a member of Circleville United Methodist Church, North Huntingdon, where she was a Sunday School teacher, a member of the choir, and the United Methodist Women. She was also active with Faith In Action.

 
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Nancy G. (Brumbaugh) Sprenger

April 17, 2020 |

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

Nancy G. (Brumbaugh) Sprenger, 93, a resident of Redstone Highlands, North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday, April 16, 2020. She was born May 6, 1926 in Duquesne, the daughter of the late Richard A. and Virginia M. (Seiford) Brumbaugh. Nancy was a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and a member of the Women’s International Club and Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority. She worked as a school teacher retiring from Norwin School District in 1989. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Irwin, a member of United Methodist Women, and a longtime volunteer at the Norwin Public Library.

 
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R. Shirley (Cortese) Masi

April 16, 2020 |

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

R. Shirley (Cortese) Masi, age 85, of North Versailles, PA, went to be with her Lord and Savior after a short battle with cancer. She died at home, surrounded by loving family on Wednesday, April 15, 2020. Born and raised in Braddock, she married the late Thomas Masi. They raised their family in North Versailles, where she was an active member of the community for nearly six decades.

She was a devoted member of St. Robert Bellarmine Church (now Mary, Mother of God Parish) in East McKeesport for 59 years; she was a lunch lady volunteer at her children’s grade school; she was an enthusiastic volunteer to get meals to her food-insecure neighbors through both Meals on Wheels and most recently Ma’s Pantry; she joined and was affiliated with several groups, including Christian Mothers, the Wilmerding YMCA, Suddenly Single, and the East Allegheny chapter of AARP. Her many communities made for many long and cherished friendships.

 
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E. Ralph Rosensteel Jr.

April 16, 2020 |

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

E. Ralph Rosensteel, Jr., age 94 of North Versailles, passed away Wednesday, April 15, 2020. He was born July 6, 1925 in Braddock, the son of the late Elmer and Helen Rosensteel. He was a long-time member of the All Souls Episcopal Church in North Versailles and was a past member of the VFW in East McKeesport. He served in the Army Air Corp during World War II and became a mechanist at the Edgar Thomson Works before going to work for more than 30 years in engineering for Westinghouse in East Pittsburgh before retiring.

 
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Jane C. Earnest

April 05, 2020 |

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

Jane C. Earnest, 99, a resident of Redstone Highlands, North Huntingdon, passed away on Friday, April 3, 2020. She was born during the Spanish Flu pandemic in 1920 and died during the current Corona Virus pandemic in 2020. She wasn’t called Calamity Jane for nothing! Also known as Grandma Honeybunch, and GG (Great Grandma), she lit up a room upon entering and, if she wasn’t playing the piano for all to sing along, she was letting everyone know how much she enjoyed them. Jane’s favorite pastimes besides music were the Steelers, Pirates and Penguins and playing bridge. Her true love was her husband, John, and the rest of her family.

 
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Ronald F. Sokolowski

April 02, 2020 |

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

 
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Barbara A. Gonzales

March 31, 2020 |

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

Barbara A. Gonzales, 75, of McKeesport, died Friday, March 27, 2020, in UPMC McKeesport Hospital. She was born April 13, 1944 in Braddock the daughter of the late Emil and Ann Morgan Kahlan. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her son Timothy Gonzales. She is survived by her husband Carl Gonzales, her sons David Gonzales and Donnie Gonzales, two grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and a brother William Kahlan.

 
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C. Gary Dinsel

March 28, 2020 |

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

C. Gary Dinsel, 76, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday March 27, 2020 at UPMC Shadyside Hospital as a result of complications from open heart surgery. He was born October 14, 1943 in Altoona, PA, a son of the late Charles A. and Ruth M. (Burger) Dinsel. Gary was a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh earning a bachelor’s degree in accounting and was a licensed CPA.

He formerly owned Extrude Hone Corporation, North Huntingdon, and was a partner/owner of Greensburg Country Club. He also had served in the Army Reserves as a field medic for several years. He was a very active member of Circleville United Methodist Church, where he served on the pastoral counsel and finance committee, having been a past chairman of both groups.

He was also a longtime active member and past president of Norwin Rotary, a former board member of the Norwin Area Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Pitt Alumni Association, and a member of the Workforce Investment Board Westmoreland/Fayette County Economic Growth Connection.

 
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Jody E. (Jasper) Brunecz

March 19, 2020 |

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

Jody E. (Jasper) Brunecz, 58, of North Huntingdon, died Monday, March 16, 2020. She was born January 7, 1962 in Jeannette, a daughter of Doris J (Graybrook) Jasper of Irwin and the late Lee R. Jasper. Jody was a graduate of Norwin High School class of 1980 and was a former administrative assistant. She recently enjoyed briefly working at the Norwin Community Center.

She was a member of First United Church of Christ, Irwin, where she served as a Deacon, a choir member, and a former Sunday School teacher. She loved camping and vacationing at the beach. She also was very interested in and had learned sign language.

 
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Frank J. Maringo

February 23, 2020 |

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

Frank J. Maringo, age 97, of North Versailles, passed away Friday, February 21, 2020. He was born January 4, 1923 in Monroeville, a son of the late John and Grace Maringo. He was a member of Mary Mother of God Parish, formerly known as St. Robert Bellarmine Church in East McKeesport.

He was a proud Army veteran that served in World War II and went onto work as a draftsman for over 44 years at Westinghouse Electric in East Pittsburgh before retiring. He was past member of the Fire Department of North Versailles station 214, the 305th Bombardment Group Memorial Association, the American Legion in White Oak, the AARP Versailles Boro Chapter 2911 and the Golden Key Club.

 
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George W. Blasko

February 20, 2020 |

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

George W. Blasko, age 89, of North Huntingdon Township, passed away Tuesday, February 18, 2020. He was born February 3, 1931 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Andrew and Helen Blasko. He was a member of the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Irwin, the Irwin Moose for over 52 years, and the Police Rod & Gun Club in New Alexandra. He worked for over 37 years at Penn State Tool and Die in Irwin before retiring. He loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing at the camp in Bedford. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brothers Thomas and Andrew Blasko.

 
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Anna (Sas) Patalsky

February 12, 2020 |

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

Anna (Sas) Patalsky, age 96, of Pittsburgh, formerly of Wilmerding, passed away Tuesday, February 11, 2020. She was born February 20, 1923 in Kalisz, Poland, the daughter of the late Stephan and Barbara Sas. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her first husband Stefan Stasiak and second husband Frank Patalsky. She is survived by her children Ted (Jacqui) Stasiak of North Huntingdon, Marion (Marty) Stasiak from Oakdale; Susan Tokarsky of North Versailles and Fran (Joe) Johns of Bethel Park; grandchildren Justin (Stefanie) Tokarsky, Stephanie Stasiak, Rebecca (Mark) Cottington, Melissa (Jon) Chillinsky, Veronica Johns and Miranda Johns; and great grandchildren Willow Chillinsky and Oliver Tokarsky.

 
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Jean Goldie Mandich

February 11, 2020 |

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

Jean Goldie Mandich, 84, of East McKeesport, died peacefully, Sunday, February 9, 2020 at home.  She was born May 16, 1935 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Joseph J. Sr. and Julia (Hallas) Goldie.  Jean was a dispatcher for Bell Telephone and a member of the Bell Telephone Retirees.  She is survived by her husband of over 63 years Edward L. Mandich and siblings Robert (MaryAnn) Goldie of McKeesport, Joanne (Ron) Bender and her family of Rock Springs, WY, and Joseph J. Goldie Jr. of East McKeesport.

 
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