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Debra A. (Curry) Kemerer

December 24, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Debra A. (Curry) Kemerer, 68, of Manor, died Wednesday December 22, 2021. She was born October 31, 1953 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Ralph Leroy Curry Jr. and Charlotte Jean (Lehmer) Curry Hawkey and was also preceded in death by her step father Bud Hawkey. She loved spending time with her husband at Cooper’s Lake Campground in Slippery Rock and enjoyed boating and fishing. She is survived by her husband of 41 years Jeffrey A. Kemerer; her sisters Darla (Tom) Magill of Penn, Carol (Randy) Hawkey of New Alexandria, and Dyana (James) Vance of Somerset; also nieces and nephews and her pet cat Ginger.

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Cynthia Ann (Simeone) Wilkins

December 19, 2021 |

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

Cynthia Ann (Simeone) Wilkins, 58, of North Versailles, passed away Thursday December 16, 2021. She was born January 19, 1963 in Penn Hills, a daughter of the late Salvatore and Janet (Forney) Simeone and was also preceded in death by a brother in-law Daniel Wymard. Cynthia was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and caregiver. Her greatest joy came from spending time with her family and grandchildren. She is survived by her loving husband Ron Wilkins, children Justin (Jamie) Daley of Chartiers-Houston, Angela (Steve) Nash of North Versailles, Shayla (Vince) Wilkins of North Versailles, and Ron (Jenna) Wilkins Jr. of Hookstown; grandsons William Bobik, Dominic and Devon Nash, and Maddox Daley; brothers and sisters Salvatore (Cori) Simeone of Apollo, Denise Wymard of Plum, John (Patty) Simeone of Pittsburgh, and Tina (Mike) DiCroce of Penn Hills; also many nieces and nephews.

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Roy J. Weiskircher, Jr.

December 11, 2021 |

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

Roy J. Weiskircher, Jr., 84, of North Huntingdon, died Tuesday, December 7, 2021. He was born September 23, 1937 in McKeesport, the son of the late Roy J., Sr. and Marguerite (Hoerr) Weiskircher and was also preceded in death by his son Dale Robert Weiskircher. Roy was an Air Force veteran and retired from U.S. Steel.

He was a member and Elder of First Presbyterian Church, Irwin, and a longtime active member of the Men’s Prayer Fellowship. He was also a member of the Air & Waste Management Association, and the American Academy of Environmental Engineers.

He is survived by his wife of nearly 60 years, Bonnie L. (Nelson) Weiskircher; his children Jill A. (Weiskircher) Turner and husband Stuart of Wixom, MI, Mark A. Weiskircher and wife Julianne of Monument, CO, and Scott W. Weiskircher and wife Marlo of Monroeville; his grandchildren Liam and Dale Turner, Caroline, Katrina and Erik Weiskircher, and Dane and Grace Weiskircher; and his sister Janice “Sib” Hamilton of Marietta, GA.

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Ellen E. (Plowman) Confer

December 03, 2021 |

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

Ellen E. (Plowman) Confer, 93, of North Versailles, formerly of North Braddock, died Wednesday December 1, 2021, of natural causes. She was born February 13, 1928 in Turtle Creek, a daughter of the late Orren J. and Ann J. (Nichols) Plowman and was also preceded in death by her husband Harry E. Confer and siblings Leroy Plowman and Lillian Clinebell. Ellen had worked at G.C. Murphy Co., East Pittsburgh, the cafeteria at U.S. Steel, Braddock, and then worked for 30 years as a waitress at Churchill Valley Country Club. She was a member of Muehlman United Methodist Church, North Braddock and was a former leader of Girl Scout Troop 228 and was a member of the Boy Scouts Mothers Club, Troop 63. She volunteered for Meals On Wheels and enjoyed the Happy Go Lucky Square Dance Club. She is survived by her children Verneda L. Barrett of North Huntingdon, Ronald E. (Tiki) Confer of Texas, Darlene H. (Ed) Winwood of North Versailles, and Sharon D. (the late Bob) Getlak of North Huntingdon; her grandchildren Kevin (Michelle) Kenning, Keith Bean, Ellen Confer, Linda Confer, Ronald Confer Jr., Michael Winwood, Eric (Nikki) Kostelnik, Adam Kostelnik and Andrew Kostelnik; 8 great grandchildren; 4 great great grandchildren; a sister Delores “Dori” Frye of Irwin; also nieces, nephews, and friends.

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Patricia A. “Pat” (Liptak) Watkins

December 03, 2021 |

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

Patricia A. “Pat” (Liptak) Watkins, 78, of North Huntingdon, died Monday November 29, 2021. She was born June 13, 1943 in Homestead, the daughter of the late Charles J. and Mary (Dobosh) Liptak and was also preceded in death by her brother Charles D. Liptak. Pat was a former employee of Crum and Forester Insurance Company and also Campus Dimensions, Monroeville. She was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church, North Huntingdon, the Christian Mothers, and the North Huntingdon Democratic Club. She is survived by her children Mark (Toni) Watkins of Seattle, WA, and Todd (Laurie) Watkins and Jennifer (Heath) Shrum both of North Huntingdon and her grandchildren John and Matthew, Keegan, Izabella, and Xavier Watkins and Mackenzie and Paige Shrum.

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Marlene D. (Blend) Bookheimer

November 26, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Marlene D. (Blend) Bookheimer fell asleep in the arms of our Lord on November 22, 2021 surrounded by members of her family. She was born in North Versailles, Allegheny County on December 6, 1933, a daughter of the late Mary (Cunningham) and Walter Blend.

Married to the late Donald L. Bookheimer for 45 years before his death, their committment to each other set a standard for the family. She deeply loved her family and was so very proud of her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, neice and nephew. She always said she was blessed to have her family so near and have the love they so readily gave her. Her home was the gathering place for family and friends, and was filled with food, games, laughter and sometimes chaos.

Marlene had many talents, not least of which was planning an event or party. Family and friends will miss the great times we had together due to her efforts. She was dedicated to her church, West Hempfield Presbyterian (WHPC), where she was a member of the choir for 43 years, a member and officer in Presbyterian Womens Association, a Deacon, a Bible School teacher and an expert chocolate maker/instructor. She participated in providing funeral luncheons, election buffets and co-chaired the WHPC 50th Anniverary Celebration. Marlene was a 60 year resident of Greenridge, the 4th home in the plan. She was a charter member of the Greenridge Association and the Greenridge Garden Club, and bowled in the Greenridge Bowling League for 24 years. While a member of the West Hempfield PTA, the first playground equipment was delivered to her driveway. Always an active part of her children's lives, she chaperoned dances and Proms, church youth club events, and participated in their choir and basketball activities.

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Michael James “Mick” Rosenbayger

November 26, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Michael James “Mick” Rosenbayger, 66, of Penn Township, formerly of East McKeesport, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family whom he loved dearly, Monday, November 22, 2021. He is survived by his wife of 39 years Mariann (Schleifer) Rosenbayger; his children Chase, and wife Lauren, Rosenbayger of North Huntingdon and Brandon Rosenbayger of Irwin; step daughter Kristen Ann (Matt) Gaia and their family; and grandchildren Chase Jr., Myles, and Trey.

He was born May 4, 1955 in Braddock, a son of Catherine L. “Kitty” (McNeill) Rosenbayger of East McKeesport and the late William “Rosy” Rosenbayger.

He is also survived by brothers and sisters Randy (Lori) Rosenbayger, Gery (Lynne) Rosenbayger, Lynn (Bill) Brown, Connie Rosenbayger, Kathleen (David) Heckenstaller, and Diane (Tom) Santucci; father in law Charles Schleifer; brothers and sisters in-law Charles Schleifer, Donna (Bob) Ferrainolo, Gary (Kathleen) Schleifer, and Carole (Chet) Simile; also numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, extended families, and friends.

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Sophia K. (Yelovich) Holland

November 26, 2021 |

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

Sophia K. (Yelovich) Holland, age 42, of Irwin, formerly of Orrtanna, passed away Thursday, November 25, 2021. She was born September 4, 1979 in Teaneck, New Jersey, a daughter of V. Rev. Elias and Bonnie Yelovich. She was an Orthodox Christian and a member of her father’s congregation in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Sophia attended Fairfield Area High School and received her High School Diploma from the Pennsylvania Home School Association and went onto attend Slippery Rock University studying Music Therapy. She worked until disabled by her illness at the Creative Adventures Learning Center in North Huntingdon. She also taught piano lessons and played piano at the chapel of the Auberle Center in McKeesport.

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Jacquelyn Clare Harvey

November 13, 2021 |

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

Jacquelyn Clare Harvey was born May 5, 1929 in East McKeesport, PA to Mary and Roy Harvey. She attended Catholic Schools and graduated from Duquesne University in 1951 with her degree in Music. She was a woman dedicated to education her whole life.

Jackie taught music in PA before moving to St James where she taught music and was chorus director in the Middle Country School District for 25 years. She was an instrumental part of the New Lane School outdoor residential education program.

Jackie volunteered in her home town area in the Religious Education Programs carrying that love when she became a member of the Parish of Sts Philip and James. There she was honored by the Diocese of Rockville Centre with the St Elizabeth Ann Seton Medal, the Pope John XX111 Medal and the St Pius X award for her many years of service including being Religious Education Coordinator.

Jackie taught Bridge at OLLI as well as being an avid player. She enjoyed attending The Metropolitan Opera and Carnegie Hall. She gardened, picked berries and made jam. She loved trialing new recipes and serving friends the results. Her fondness of dogs led her to dog sitting. Never without her Rosary Beads, she prayed daily with the 3rd Glorious Mystery being her favorite.

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Howard K. Weber

November 13, 2021 |

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

Howard K. Weber, of North Huntingdon, died Monday November 8, 2021. He was a son of the late William and Katherine (Domiano) Weber and was also preceded in death by his brothers William, Kerry, and Frederick W. Weber. Howard retired as Principal of Woodland Hills High School and was a former Wrestling coach at Greensburg and Churchill High Schools.. He was also a Marine veteran and retired from the Marine Corps as a Master Gunny Sergeant.

He was Commandant of both the Mon Valley Leathernecks and Marine Corps League. Howard was a founding member of Rescue 8 Ambulance, North Huntingdon and served as a Norwin School Board director for over 29 years.

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Donald W. Montgomery

October 15, 2021 |

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

Donald W. Montgomery, 96, of White Oak, died Sunday October 10, 2021 in Excela Westmoreland Hospital. He was born March 1, 1925 in Turtle Creek, the son of the late William and Clara B. (Jones) Montgomery. He was a WWII Army veteran who served at Normandy, France, and was a member of American Legion Post 701, White Oak. He was a retired fireman for the Union Railroad and a member of Valley Lodge, No 613, F. & A.M., Turtle Creek. He is survived by his cousin Barry Harper and many friends including lifelong friends Shirley Kemerer Mudra and her husband P.J. and Gary Madeira and his wife Kim.

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Judith “Judy” E. Reyes

October 08, 2021 |

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

Judith “Judy” E. Reyes, age 74 of North Versailles, passed away Thursday, October 7, 2021. She was born September 4, 1947 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Peter and Virginia (Kelly) Reyes. She was a long-time member of Mary Mother of God Parish, Formerly St. Robert Bellarmine, in East McKeesport. She worked for over 30 years as an IT supervisor for Consol Energy in the South Hills before retiring.

She is survived by her brother James (Donna) Reyes of North Huntingdon; sister Sallie Wayner of Avonmore; sister-in-law Donna Reyes of North Versailles; many nieces and nephews; and her cats Mama, Sox and Mandy.

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Christina Rae (Melegari) Blum

October 08, 2021 |

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

Christina Rae (Melegari) Blum, age 50, of East McKeesport, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, October 5, 2021. She was born January 15, 1971. She worked as a flagger in the Union Local 1058. She loved helping people in need and donated her time helping with suicide awareness. Even in death, Christina helped other by being an organ donor. She is preceded in death by her father James Perry Melegari; and brothers James and Ray Melegari. She is survived by her husband Harold E. Blum; son Larson J. Blum; and mother Darlene (Glenn) Undereiner. Services are private. Arrangements handled by the Forgie-Snyder Funeral Home, 1032 Broadway, East McKeesport, 412-823-8083. For online condolences please visit www.snyderfuneralservices.com.

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Margaret K. “Marge” Winwood-Shroup

October 04, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Margaret K. “Marge” Winwood-Shroup, 90, of North Huntingdon, died Saturday October 2, 2021. She was born April 27, 1931 in Braddock, a daughter of the late Thomas and Gertrude (Rader) Mimnaugh. She was a longtime bridal shop consultant and also owner of MarWin Bridal along with her late husband William E. Winwood Jr. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, Irwin. In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by her son Mark Edward Winwood. She is survived by her son Russ Winwood and his wife Karen of North Huntingdon; her daughter in law Roberta Winwood of Greensburg; her grandchildren Jason (Jaime) Winwood, Jon (Kelly) Winwood, and Jamie (Anthony) McKee; and four great grandchildren.

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Florence E. (Serro) Pirschl

October 04, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Florence E. (Serro) Pirschl, 91, of Greensburg, died Friday October 1, 2021 at home. She was born March 18, 1930 in Herminie, a daughter of the late John and Anna (Arch) Serro and was also preceded in death by her husband Joseph Pirschl and her daughter Anne Degre. Florence was a former bookkeeper for Serro Scotty Trailers and loved reading her Bible. She is survived by her children Gary Pirschl of Champion and Susan (John) Skundrich of North Huntingdon; her son in law Henri Degre of Greensburg; her grandchildren Lauren (David) Diffenderfer, Timothy Skundrich (fiancé Bianca Tang), Andrew Skundrich (fiancé Maddison Morrell), Diana Skundrich, Brayden Degre, Noah Pirschl, Samuel Degre, Nicolas Degre, and Pierce Pirschl; and her sister Johann Cherry of Florida.

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