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Stephen C. Pilipovich

June 05, 2023 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Stephen C. Pilipovich, 72, of Greensburg, died Tuesday, May 30, 2023 at home. He was born July 23, 1950 in McKeesport, a son of the late Victor Sr. and Helen (Ballas) Pilipovich and was also preceded in death by a brother Keith Pilipovich.

Steve was a graduate of Norwin High School, class of 1968, and of Youngstown State University class of 1973. He was the Principal Engineer and Owner of Tri-County Engineering, LLC since 1979 and was a Professional Engineer and a Professional Licensed Surveyor. He was a member of Westmoreland County Board of Viewers, the Pennsylvania Society of Land Surveyors and the American Society of Civil Engineers.

He loved his family and was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He was a beloved friend and neighbor to many, always with a gentle word. He was an avid gardener and was often tending to his many plants, sharing gardening stories, and passing along extras from his harvest. He enjoyed travelling to Europe and all over the U.S. visiting many national parks. He enjoyed the outdoors, hiking, identifying trees and wildlife, and backyard campfires.

He and Peggy opened their home to family, friends, and neighbors over the years. He was a man of integrity and his quiet strength was a gift to all who knew him. He will be truly missed by many.

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Clarence E. Coleman Sr.

May 12, 2023 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Clarence E. Coleman Sr., 88, of Greensburg, passed away Saturday, April 22, 2023. He was born Sept. 11, 1934, in McKeesport, a son of the late Charles Coleman Sr. and Willa Mae (Schumpert) Coleman. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Leonard Coleman, Carl H. Coleman, Charles Coleman and Kenneth Coleman; and sister, Rebecca Cofield. He is survived by his children, Clarence E. Coleman Jr., Gerald Coleman, Arletta Tinsle and Stanley Cook; grandchildren; sister Rozeda Phillips; brothers Gary Coleman, Richard Coleman, Larry Coleman and Rinard Coleman; also nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements were handled by WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 521 Main St., Irwin, 724-863-1200. For online condolences, please visit www.snyderfuneralservices.com.


Krista M. (Lochinski) Sahai

May 12, 2023 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Krista M. (Lochinski) Sahai, age 38, of Ann Arbor, Michigan, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, May 4, 2023. She was born September 1, 1984 in McKeesport, as the first born daughter of Richard and Nancy (Schubert) Lochinski. In addition to her parents, she will be greatly missed by her husband Vaibhav Sahai of Ann Arbor; their pets; sister Danica (Chai Roka) Lochinski of McKeesport; and brother Richard (Lisa) Lochinski of McKeesport and Thomas (Kayla) Lochinski of Monongahela.

Krista was a free spirited soul with a big heart. She was fearless and independent, yet sensitive and incredibly compassionate. She loved to sew and crochet and would lovingly make blankets for her family and friends. She found comfort and joy in spending time with her dog Beans. She also loved the beach, vacations, swimming, cooking, listening to podcasts, and spontaneity in life.

She was strong willed and stubborn, but she also cared deeply and fiercely for the people around her. She was kind and passionate, and made an indelible impact on many lives. She will be forever missed.

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Rose Ann (Bacco) Hyde

April 24, 2023 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Rose Ann (Bacco) Hyde, 94, of North Huntingdon, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 13, 2023. She was born February 1, 1929, in Wilmerding, a daughter of Joseph and Clara (Pecora) Bacco. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband William H. Hyde, and in addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her daughter Diane Stein; 13 siblings Caroline (died in infancy), Patsy, Caroline, Ralph, Archie, Louis, Sammy, Angeline, Gabe, Tony, Flora, Joe “Junior”, and Johnny.

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Ardath A. Kayner

April 11, 2023 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Ardath A. Kayner, 87, formerly of East McKeesport, passed away peacefully Saturday, April 8, 2023. She was born February 25, 1936 in Jamestown, New York, a daughter of the late Arthur A. and Anna (Danielson) Anderson. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years Jon L. Kayner, her brother Arthur A. Anderson II, and sister-in-law Judith Kayner. She was a member of Cornerstone Ministries of Export PA, and worked as a secretary for Robert Lee Accounting, in Erie when she resided there. Ardath enjoyed gardening, carpentry, and was a talented knitter of clothing.

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Theodore Panczyk

April 05, 2023 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Theodore Panczyk, 99, of North Versailles, passed away Monday, April 03, 2023. He was born September 8, 1923 in Chalfant, a son of the late Joseph and Katherine (Schultz) Panczyk. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his loving wife Betty, daughter Janie, brother Francis Panczyk, and sisters Sophia Powell, Jean Martin, Florence Kearns, and Joan Crissman. Ted was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, North Versailles. He was an Army veteran who served in WWII and the Korean War. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for his heroic achievement in action on January 23, 1945 near Bennwihr, France.

He worked for H.J. Heinz Company for 35 years as a purchasing manager. He is survived by his children Nancy Connolly (David Pena) and Carol (Douglas) Miller; grandchildren Nicole Connolly, Matthew Pena, Brendan Miller, and Ethan Miller; also nieces and nephews. Ted is remembered for his keen sense of humor, love of card playing , fan of the Steelers and Pirates, and his kindness that made him a friend to all.

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Robert W. “Bob” Palm Jr.

April 03, 2023 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Robert W. “Bob” Palm Jr., 66, of New Stanton, passed away surrounded by family on Monday, March 27, 2023. He was born September 2, 1956 in McKeesport, a son of the late Robert W. Palm Sr. and Phyllis J. (Miller) Palm. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother and sister Barry Palm and Vicky McWilliams. Bob had a career working as a truck driver and most recently drove for Firestone Enterprises, Latrobe. He was a mechanic at heart, and loved taking care of his bichon dogs. Bob is survived by his daughter Robin Palm Miller; sister Jean (Dave) Sturgess; also nieces and nephews. Those wishing can contribute in Bob's name to Westmoreland County Humane Society, 139 Humane Society Rd, Greensburg, PA 1560. Funeral services are private and are being handled by the William Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., Irwin, 724.863.1200.


Charles J. (Chuck) Novak

March 22, 2023 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Charles J. Novak, 69, of Pitcairn, passed away on Sunday, March 19, 2023. He was born September 24, 1953 in Pittsburgh, a son of late Edward and Barbara (Crowe) Novak. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother Ernest Novak, sister Corrine Novak, sister in-law Sandra Novak, and brother in-law Johan Hild. Chuck was was a member of Faith Bible Baptist Church, Wilkins Township, and a graduate of East Allegheny High School.

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Clara C. (Landsperger) Wright

March 22, 2023 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Clara C. (Landsperger) Wright, 90, of North Huntingdon, died Saturday March 18, 2023. She was born August 17, 1932 in Greensburg, a daughter of the late William Kenneth and Daisy (Miller) Landsperger and was also preceded in death by her husband Joseph R. Wright; her children Joseph R. Wight, William Wright, and Mary “Chink” Wright; a grandson Joseph R. Wright; and siblings Walter, Clarence, Albert, and Robert Landsperger. She is survived by her grandchildren Shayne Paul, Mercedes Wolfe, and Jaime (Alyssa) Wright; great grandchildren Jaimeson Joseph Wright, Addison Vasilko, Aubrey Paul and Madison Husar; a sister Myrtle “Honey” Wright; also nieces and nephews. At Clara’s request there will be no viewing or services. Private interment was in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park. The William Snyder Funeral Home, Irwin, handled arrangements. For online condolences please visit www.snyderfuneralservices.com.


Dwight LeRoy Hackett

March 19, 2023 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Dwight LeRoy Hackett, 76, of Murrysville, went on to meet his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday March 17, 2023 due to multiple health complications. He was a much loved musician, composer, arranger, pianist, teacher, and choir director.

He grew up in McKeesport and resided in Murrysville. He taught choral music at Norwin School District from 1969-1978 and at East Allegheny School district from 1990-2008 where he directed a few musicals. He was Minister of Music at Christian Fellowship Center/Living Waters Congregational Church from 1978-2020. He co-founded SyntheSound Studio a music recording studio instructing and producing there from 1978-1990. Dwight played French horn early in his career as an extra with the Pittsburgh Symphony and later as a freelance musician and also played with the Westmoreland Symphony which is where he met his wife Jan.

He taught privately, after retiring from teaching, at the Music Room in Irwin from 2009-2016 and at the I Am Music Academy as co-owner with his wife from 2009-2023. He taught piano-jazz and french horn. Dwight loved his farm, motorcycles, and sports cars.

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Alberta (Kwolkoski) Landstrom

March 15, 2023 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Alberta (Kwolkoski) Landstrom, 88, of Dunwoody, GA, formerly of East McKeesport, died Thursday March 9, 2023. She was born December 14, 1934 in East McKeesport, a daughter of the late Albert and Elizabeth (Lokay) Kwolkoski and was also preceded in death by her husband of 61 years Duane P. Landstrom. She was a graduate of East McKeesport High School and employed by Westinghouse Electric Corporation. She was an avid fan of sports, especially of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pittsburgh Penguins. She is survived by her son Robert Landstrom and his wife Gena of Decatur, GA; her grandchildren Juergie (Erica) Landstrom, Broedy Landstrom, and Tyler Trosclair; her siblings Joseph (Suzie) Kwolkoski of Clemmons NC, Yvonne (Bill) Waldron of Jeannette, and Jack (Barb) Kwolkoski of Glendale, AZ; also numerous nieces and nephews.

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G. Elaine (Lemon) Shoaf

March 14, 2023 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

G. Elaine (Lemon) Shoaf, 92, of Irwin, passed away Friday, March 10, 2023. She was born March 7, 1931 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Elmer G. and Gertrude V. (Davis) Lemon and was also preceded in death by her brother and sister in-law George and Sylvia Lemon, and brother in-law Bill Lawson.

She was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Irwin, Order of the Eastern Star. She was employed by Lutheran Social Services and was retired from Airtek. Elaine loved being a grandmother, enjoyed making Raggedy Ann Dolls, and she was a pet lover with a special fondness for dogs.

She is survived by her husband of 72 years J. Wayne Shoaf; children Cynthia (Mel) Veverka of North Huntingdon and Jim (Kathy) Shoaf of Greensburg; grandchildren Caitlin (Nikolas) Janin, Kylie Hunter (Morgan Cross), Lauren (Mike) Goodlin, Emily (Brad) Whigham, and Matthew (Kristin) Shoaf; great grandchildren Siena, Stella, Colton, Dustin, Benson, Easton, Connor, and Everette; sister Mary Ellen Lawson of North Carolina; and nieces and nephews.

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Paul William Kerber

March 14, 2023 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Paul William Kerber, of North Huntingdon, passed away March 7, 2023. He was the beloved husband of 30 years to Lauretta (Horvat) Kerber; loving father of Paul J. Kerber, Philip Kerber, Sandy (Kerber) Coyne, Brenda (Mitch) Radella, and Donna Marie Kerber; proud grandfather of Katlyn (Morris) Lawson; brother of Ann (Jack) McWilliams, Walter “Dusty” (Karen) Kerber, Katie (the late Richard) Forsythe and Joseph (Kathleen) Kerber; brother-in-law of Catherine Kalas, Stephen (Sheri) Horvat, and Kathy Kerber; son-in-law of Margaret Horvat; and uncle to many nieces and nephews.

Paul was born May 15, 1940 in McKeesport, a son of the late Edward and Alvina (Hornfeck) Kerber and was also preceded in death by siblings Edward Kerber, Mary (the late John) Thornton, Raymond Kerber; two favorite aunts Mary Catherine Kerber and Mary “Minnie” Swartz; and his loyal bichon companion Maxine.

Paul lived his early years playing and working on the Kerber family farm which is now known as Kerber Dairy. Paul was the retired President and CEO of Kerber Landscaping, a successful commercial landscaping company located in Manor, PA. He was well-known for his hard work and dedication to his business throughout the tri-state area. His work ethic was the best of the best with that old school attitude. His famous saying was, “not bad for a poor farmer”. He could also often be seen from 1st Street, in his yard, cutting the grass on his tractor or hitting golf balls while wearing his baseball cap.

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Margaret Louise (Stinson) Dennis

March 14, 2023 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Margaret Louise (Stinson) Dennis, age 68, joined the Church Triumphant on February 27, 2023 after a courageous battle with cancer due to Lynch Syndrome Disease. She was preceded in death by her parents, Kathryn Elizabeth (Wallace) and Lee Harris Stinson of Madisonburg, Ohio. She is survived by her husband of 37 years, the Rev. Eric E. Dennis and their sons, the Rev. Dr. Scott Dennis and Andrew J. Dennis. She is also survived by numerous relatives across the United States and Scotland.

Margaret graduated the top of her class from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, the University of Cincinnati, where she was certified in both vocal and instrumental music specializing in the Bassoon. Later she earned a MMEd Degree at VanderCook College of Music in Chicago, Illinois with continuing summer education classed at Villa Nova University in Eastern Pennsylvania.

Margaret played in a number of professional instrumental ensembles including the Ohio Light Opera Orchestra and the Lima Symphony Orchestra. She taught vocal and instrumental music in Ohio and Pennsylvania for a total of 44 years, having retired from the Elizabeth Forward School District in 2020.

Margaret was a loving mother and wife, who enjoyed making music, cooking, baking, painting, playing games and spending her free time with her family at their home. She was playful, charming and had a wonderful sense of humor. Margaret will be deeply and sorely missed by all who knew and loved her.

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Herman “D.J.” H. Geiger IV

March 14, 2023 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Herman “D.J.” H. Geiger IV, age 33, or Wilmerding, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, March 6, 2023. He was born December 30, 1989 in Monroeville, a son of Herman Geiger III and Andrea “Andi” (John) Dusak.

He was a Certified Auto Mechanic and had worked for Dave Gates Auto Service in Plum in the past. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his children Jade and Rosalie Geiger and their mother Shannon Mills of Federicktown and other children Gracie Geiger and Herman Geiger V; sisters Adrienne (Tim) Leichliter of Fox Chapel and Nicole (Fiancé John Costello) Geiger of North Versailles; nieces and nephews Ethan, Aubree, Alexis, Emmett and Jacob; grandmother Bonnie Scavo of Monroeville; Aunt Kathy Scavo of Monroeville; Uncle John (Colleen) Scavo of Penn Hills; and cousins Samantha and Tyler Scavo.

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