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Oscar “Bubba” David Cheshire

September 13, 2021 |

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

Oscar “Bubba” David Cheshire, age 63, of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday, September 9, 2021. He was born February 7, 1958 in Sumter, South Carolina, a son of the late Randall and Pauline Cheshire. He worked as a master carpenter in construction his entire career. Bubba was a loving family man, outdoorsman and a meat master extraordinaire.

 
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Nellie “Betty” E. (Mulkerin) Brown

September 02, 2021 |

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

Nellie “Betty” E. (Mulkerin) Brown, age 94, of North Versailles, passed away Tuesday, August 31, 2021. She was born April 30, 1927 in Swissvale, a daughter of the late Frank and Nellie Mulkerin. She attended Linway United Presbyterian Church in North Versailles until her health did not allow her to travel. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of over 55 years Ross Harlan Brown Sr.; son Ronald Brown; brothers William and Ronald Mulkerin; and sister Mary Jane Felt.

She is survived by her children Ross (Robin) Brown Jr. of Columbus, Ohio and Patricia “Patti” Dzikiy of Jeannette; grandchildren Heather (Richard) Dzikiy-Fisherowski, Stefani (Ralph) Wasil and Lindsay (Jason) Garner; great grandchildren Olivia Garner and Evelyn Wasil; and brother Thomas (Kathi) Mulkerin of Arlington, Texas.

 
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Frances R. (Testa) Loughner

August 25, 2021 |

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

Frances R. (Testa) Loughner, 98, of North Versailles died Friday, August 20, 2021. She was born March 11, 1923 in Treesmills, a daughter of the late Domenic and Jane (Shelkey) Testa. She was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, North Versailles. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by a daughter Juanita Smith and siblings Ida Forney, Dorothy Bendis, and Wayne Testa.

 
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Murriel S. (Mort) Magee

August 25, 2021 |

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

Murriel S. (Mort) Magee, 105, of North Huntingdon, died Tuesday August 17, 2021. She was born May 26, 1916 in New Castle, a daughter of the late David and Rose (Hillman) Mort and was also preceded in death by her husband James B. Magee and siblings William, Hilda, and Charles Mort.

Murriel was a former hairdresser. She and her late husband James “Burt”, who worked for U.S. Steel, started their married life in New Castle and then moved to Dravosburg. Following Burt’s career then moved to Fairless Hills. After retirement they moved to Vero Beach, Florida, before moving back to McKeesport to be closer to family. She loved music, loved to sing, and enjoyed travelling to visit family.

 
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Jacqueline “Jacci” L. Ford

August 03, 2021 |

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

Jacqueline “Jacci” L. Ford, Age 59, of North Versailles, passed away on Friday, July 30, 2021. She was born April 2, 1962 in Columbus, Ohio, a daughter of the late James and Mary Ford. She was a long time Avon representative and worked as a shift leader at Dunkin Donuts in North Versailles. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her sister Peggi Graham. She is survived by her husband Kenneth J. Lindauer Jr.; children Thomy Ford, Kristina Lindauer and Kenneth J. Lindauer III; sister Patti (Don) Fetsic of North Braddock; and many friends. At her request there will be no visitation and all services will be private. Arrangements handled by the Forgie-Snyder Funeral Home, 1032 Broadway, East McKeesport, 412-823-8083. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org. For online condolences please visit www.snyderfuneralservices.com.

 


Helen C. (Matusz) Bargiel

July 16, 2021 |

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

Helen C. (Matusz) Bargiel, age 92, of White Oak, formerly of West Wilmerding, passed away Friday, July 16, 2021.  She was born February 7, 1929 in West Wilmerding.

She is survived by her children Elaine Kaminski of Baltimore, MD, Theodore F. (Michalene) Bargiel of Jefferson Hills, Richard (MaryAnn) Bargiel of White Oak and Diane Bargiel of Poultney, Vermont, 10 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, and loving nieces and nephews. 

Helen belonged to St. Leocadia and St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Churches in Wilmerding, now part of St. Joseph the Worker.  She served both churches as a member of the choir, Rosary Society and Parish Council and as a lector and Sacristan. She had a beautiful voice and often sang as a soloist. She was the head cook when the ladies of the parish made pierogi and Polish sweet rolls. Helen received the 2011 Manifesting the Kingdom Award from the Diocese of Pittsburgh for her service to the church and was the keynote speaker at the final banquet at St. Leocadia. Helen was a lifetime member of the PNA and enjoyed listing to Polish songs and singing Polish Hymns. She was also a member of the West Wilmerding Civic Club.

 
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William A. Mainwaring

July 05, 2021 |

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

William A. Mainwaring, 74, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, June 29, 2021. He was born August 28, 1946 in McKeesport, a son of the late William Mainwaring and Margaret Berkins. He was a member of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Church and prior to his retirement he worked at Westinghouse Air Brake, Wilmerding for over 20 years and most recently he was employed as a field supervisor for Plum borough.

 
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Joseph Kurzynski

July 05, 2021 |

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

Joseph Kurzynski, age 87, of North Versailles, passed away Wednesday, June 30, 2021. He was born February 16, 1934 in Wielum, Poland, a son of the late Tomasz and Julianna Kurzynski. He was a long-time member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish, formerly known as St. Jude the Apostle in Wilmerding. He worked for over 20 years as a machinist at Westinghouse Electric in East Pittsburgh and then worked as a school bus driver and in maintenance at Giant Eagle before retiring.

 
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Gloria L. (Kittiko) Simqu

July 05, 2021 |

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

Gloria L. (Kittiko) Simqu, 96, of North Huntingdon, died Monday June 28, 2021. She was born September 21, 1925 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Leonard Joseph and Martha Ruel (Jakes) Kittiko and was also preceded in death by her husband Joseph R. Simqu in 1980. She was a retired employee of National City Bank, an Elder and active member of New Hope Presbyterian Church, North Huntingdon, and was a member of the Gold Star Wives of America. She is survived by her son Steven L. Simqu; her brother L. Bernard “Ben” Kittiko and his wife Vivian; also nieces and nephews.

 
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Byron G. Wardropper

July 05, 2021 |

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

Byron G. Wardropper, 75, of North Huntingdon, died unexpectedly June 29, 2021. He was born April 16, 1946 in McKeesport, a son to the late Harry James and Edna Samantha (Littleton) Wardropper and was also preceded in death by his brothers Tom and Gerald Wardropper and his brother in law Colin Hemus. He was the CEO and founder of Innovative Carbide in Irwin. He spent over 57 years in the tungsten carbide industry and started his own business in 1987. He also owned IC Recycling Solutions in Irwin, and Action Roof Tile Tooling in Lake Wales, FL. His legacy will live on through his wife and children.

Byron had a love for aviation and was known as “El Lobo'' among his pilot friends. He was a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association, Aircraft Owners and Pilot Association, and Cirrus Owners and Pilot Association. He was also an avid outdoorsman and life member of the National Rifle Association and a member of the McKeesport Gun Club.

 
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Roseanne E. (Severino) Parlak

June 22, 2021 |

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

Roseanne E. (Severino) Parlak, 79, of West Newton formerly of North Huntingdon, passed away Saturday, June 19, 2021. She was born June 17, 1942 in Braddock, a daughter of the late Constantino “Stanley” and Lucia “Lucy” (LaGorga) Severino. She was a devout Catholic that attended both Immaculate Conception Church and St. Agnes Church, and throughout her life she always had a strong Christian faith. She was a loving mother and grandmother who lived for her family. Roseanne loved animals, was a professional shopper, and treated her friends as if they were family.

 
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Rosemary (Loeffler) Daugherty

June 11, 2021 |

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

Rosemary (Loeffler) Daugherty, 92, of East McKeesport, passed away Tuesday, June 8, 2021. She was born January 25, 1929 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Albert and Gertrude (Jaycox) Loeffler and was also preceded in death by her husband William M. Daugherty and a sister Mavis Fuhr. She was a member of Mary Mother of God Parish (formerly St. Robert Bellarmine Church, East McKeesport) where she was a member of the church choir for over 40 years. She also sang in the Heinz Chapel Choir at her beloved University of Pittsburgh and had a lifelong love of music. Rosemary was a former secretary at Auberle Home. She looked forward to her annual family vacation in her home away from home, Stone Harbor, New Jersey.

 
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Patricia “Patti” D. (Kellar) Halpin

June 11, 2021 |

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

Patricia “Patti” D. (Kellar) Halpin, age 67, of Penn Hills, passed away Thursday, June 3, 2021. She was born January 9, 1954 in McKeesport, a daughter of Nellie Kellar and the late John Kellar. She retired from being an administrative assistant at a law firm before working for the rental company Sterling in Oakland. She loved spending time with her family and making home cooked meals. She had a special personality that made everyone feel welcome and at ease, and will be greatly missed by all.

 
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Richard H. Paton Jr.

May 28, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Richard H. Paton Jr., 75, of Irwin, died Wednesday May 26, 2021. He was born July 20, 1945 in Wilkinsburg, a son of the late Richard H. Sr. and Margaret (Martin) Paton and was also preceded in death by two brothers David and Robert Paton.

Rich was an Air force veteran of the Vietnam Conflict where he served as an aircraft mechanic. He worked at US Steel, Duquesne Works, where he completed the Instrumentation Apprenticeship Program and then started his own business, Reliable Instruments, performing repair and calibration. He was an avid drag racer and car enthusiast and built many street cars. He was a member of the International Hot Rod Association.

He is survived by his wife Carol Ann (Beisgen) Paton; his sons Richard H. (Carrie) Paton III and Thomas M. Paton (Laura Nagy) both of Harrison City; his step children Debbie (Greg) Liebling of Irwin and Timothy (LeeAnn) McDowell of North Hills; grandchildren Amber (Casey) Holshue, Courtney Paton, Joseph Liebling, Sam McDowell, Christian Pfrogner, and Cooper Pfrogner; his great granddaughter Jane Liebling; a sister Nancy Miracle; also nieces and nephews.

 
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Mary Ida Markell

May 28, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Mary Ida Markell died peacefully on Saturday, May 22, 2021. She was a longtime resident at Arden Courts, Monroeville, formerly of East McKeepsort. She was born on August 4, 1925in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and was the oldest child of the late Joseph and Rose (Flood) Markell. She was the devoted sister of the late Bernadette (Markell) Karp and the late Father John “Jack” Markell.

Mary Ida was the aunt of Sharon (Leonard) Oddo, Barbara (Larry) Breitenstein, John (Pam) Karp, and Eric Karp. Mary was the beloved great-aunt of Rachel (Luke) Maljan, Jennifer (Chase) Kontor, Stephanie (Ray) Schmitt, Nick Oddo; Kaitlyn, Lauren, and Zachary Karp; great-great aunt of Ava and Samuel Schmitt, and Maria and Amelia Kontor.

 
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