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Bradley D. Soles

April 13, 2021 |

By Willig Funeral Home | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Bradley D. Soles, age 31, of McKeesport, died April 11, 2021, at UPMC Presbyterian. Born April 1, 1990, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of Kurt D. Soles and Susan (Penn) Soles.

Brad was currently working for the City of McKeesport Public Works. He enjoyed watching a good movie, going out to eat, especially his favorite Sushi, and sports of all kinds. Although Brad found peace in his home's comfort, he loved to laugh and had a contagious smile. He was always willing to help a friend in need.

 
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Jay W. Hobby

April 08, 2021 |

By Willig Funeral Home | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Jay W. Hobby, age 72, of Port Vue, died April 6, 2021, at home. Born April 21, 1948, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late James T. Hobby, Jr., and Emma Elizabeth (Bryant) Hobby-Tarli and the step-son of Sam Tarli and husband of Kathy (Laczko) Hobby.

Jay retired from the Allegheny County Jail, where he was a Correctional Officer. He was a member of the ACRA. Jay was a US Army veteran serving as a medic during Vietnam. He was also a member of the Dravosburg American Legion Post #380. He enjoyed golf, playing softball in his early years, and riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle. Jay's greatest joy was his family and their happiness.

 
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Anna Mae Carlson

April 07, 2021 |

By Willig Funeral Home | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Anna Mae Carlson, age 84, of McKeesport, died April 4, 2021, at Manor Care of White Hall. Born October 27, 1936, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Arthur Charles and Ethel (Downes) Vogel and the wife of the late Donald H. Carlson.
Anna Mae retired from McKeesport Hospital, where she worked in the Dietary Department. She was a member of the St. Stephen's Episcopal Church of McKeesport, where she was involved with the Daughter's of the King, helped train Usher's for over 32 years, and most recently helped with kitchen duty.

 
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Robert B. Bentz

April 03, 2021 |

By Willig Funeral Home | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Robert B. Bentz, age 82, of Elizabeth, died April 1, 2021, at UPMC McKeesport Hospital. Born January 3, 1939, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late William and Hilda (Blank) Bentz and the husband of Shirley (Gatto) Bentz for 62 years.

Robert was the owner of Stan's Transmission for 50 years. He has a passion for racing and shared that passion with his children by taking them to the track with him when they were children. His dedication to racing earned him a place in the Pittsburgh Circle Track Hall of Fame. In addition to his wife, he is survived by children, Robert C. (Janet) Bentz, Thomas J. (Nelly) Bentz, and Susan L. (Tom) DiBiaso; grandchildren, Stacy (Andrew) Stenglein, Lauren (Anthony) Boehm, and James DiBiaso; great-grandchildren, David and Evelyn, and his beloved dog Maggie.

 
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Margaret (Peggy) Patton

March 24, 2021 |

By Willig Funeral Home | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Margaret (Peggy) Patton, age 93, of Glassport, died March 22, 2021, at Artis Senior Living of South Hills.  Born June 27, 1927, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late James and Florence (Battles) McRae and the wife of Pastor Walter E. Patton, Jr. Margaret was a homemaker.  A United Methodist by faith, she worshipped with her husband and supported his ministry in the many communities he served.  Most recently, she attended West Side United Methodist Church.

 
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Helen L. Krajacic

March 21, 2021 |

By Willig Funeral Home | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Helen L. Krajacic, age 95, of Stahlstown, formerly of Liberty Borough, died March 19, 2021, at Life's Promise in Stahlstown. Born February 7, 1926, in McKeesport, and the daughter of the late Andrew and Mary Shaffner. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph M. Krajacic.

She is survived by sons Richard (Tammy Skelley) Krajacic, of Donegal, and Jeffry (Debra) Krajacic, of Hartland, Wisconsin; grandchildren, Rachel (Kevin) Kvasnica and Jeffry A. Krajacic; great-grandchildren, Roman, Beckett, Josephine, Tyler, and one more on the way and several nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by siblings Betty Perich, Rose Supansic, Goldie Nagy, Dolores Wedel, Mary Grommo, and William Schaffer.

 
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Bonnie L. Rhodes

March 18, 2021 |

By Willig Funeral Home | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Bonnie L. Rhodes, age 71, of Liberty Borough, died March 15, 2021, at home.  She was born July 22, 1949, in McKeesport, and daughter of the late Edward and Matilda (Nemeth) Schuster.  Bonnie enjoyed being outdoors, fishing, bird watching, or taking in the beauty of lilacs.  She is survived by children, Bernard (Christina) Gioia, Jennifer Gioia, and Kevin Rhodes; grandchildren, Tiffany (Christian Maloy) Fine, Ashley Fine, Robert Eversole, Amanda Gioia, and Melina Gioia; great-granddaughter Paisley Maloy; and sister Diane Heldman.  Arrangements were entrusted to Willig Funeral Home & Crematory.  Condolences and memories may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com.  Charles Danforth, Supervisor.

 


Albert G. Lipchey

March 15, 2021 |

By Willig Funeral Home | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Albert G. Lipchey, age 99, of McKeesport, died March 13, 2021, at Kane Community Living Center. Born March 1, 1922, in Monongahela, he was the son of the late Dennis and Mary (Kebles) Lipchey and the husband of the late Muriel (Adkins) Lipchey.

Albert retired from CECO Steel, where he was a welder. He was a US Navy veteran serving during WWII. Albert enjoyed darts, all Pittsburgh sports, and dancing in his early years.

He is survived by his children, Mary Clouse of White Oak, George Lipchey of Glassport, Kathy Riley of White Oak, and Donna Campbell of Glassport; 23 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great-grandchildren; also nieces and nephews.

 
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Sandra Lee "Sandy" Pomycala

March 15, 2021 |

By Willig Funeral Home | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Sandra Lee "Sandy" Pomycala, age 81, of Plum Borough, formerly of Port Vue, died March 13, 2021, at AHN Forbes Hospital. Born June 23, 1939, in Dravosburg, she was the daughter of the late Aurelio (Arch) and Rosa (Klink) Buono and the wife of Richard A. Pomycala for 60 years.

She was a member of the Saints Joachim and Anne Parish. Sandy's greatest joys in life were her family's happiness and caring for her home. Sandy enjoyed family gatherings and spending time with her grandchildren.

 
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Jack A. Helsel

March 12, 2021 |

By Willig Funeral Home | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Jack A. Helsel, age 67, of McKeesport, died March 9, 2021, at UPMC McKeesport Hospital.  Born January 24, 1954, in Braddock, he was the son of the late Jonathan and Philomena (Ross) Helsel and the loving husband of Lynda (Johnson) Helsel for 26 years.  Jack worked as a machine inspector for Motor Coil in Braddock and then as a security officer at Jefferson Hospital.  He enjoyed reading sci-fi books, watching wresting, and Penguin games.

 
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Michael G. Markovich

March 11, 2021 |

By Willig Funeral Home | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Michael G. Markovich, age 72, of Port Vue, died March 9, 2021, at Jefferson Hospital. Born April 19, 1948, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late George and Mary (Katich) Markovich and the wife of Charlene (Cipriani) Markovich.
Michael retired from the Borough of Port Vue Street Department as the head foreman after 52 years. He was a graduate of the first class of South Allegheny High School in 1966 and continued to the University of Illinois School for Broadcasting. Michael was a member of the Prosveta Lodge Club, Clairton sportsman club, and Elizabeth sportsman club. He enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing, and cheering on the Steelers in his free time.

 
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Larry Knight, Jr.

March 05, 2021 |

By Willig Funeral Home | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Larry Knight, Jr., age 68, of Washington, PA, formerly of the North Side of Pittsburgh, died March 3, 2021, at Montefiore Medical Center. Born February 23, 1953, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of Lauro and the late Azzie Lee (Jackson) Knight.

Larry last worked at Shop-N-Save, in Washington, where he worked in the prepared foods department. He also worked for the Salvation army in North Side of Pittsburgh. He served in the US Marine Corps. during peacetime. Larry was a member of the Life Church of Washington, where he was a choir member. He enjoyed reading, cooking, and singing.

 
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Joyce VanSickle

March 04, 2021 |

By Willig Funeral Home | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Joyce Lynne VanSickle, age 59, of McKeesport, PA, formerly of Welch, WV, died Sunday, February 28th, at UPMC McKeesport Hospital.  Born July 29, 1961, in Welch, WV, she was the daughter of the late Mildred (nèe Jarrett) and Robert Fain.  Joyce was a nurse and worked primarily in West Virginia.  She always enjoyed art and poetry and had a lifelong love of owls.  She is survived by children Ricci Smith, Matthew Smith (wife Johanna), and River Davis (husband Jeremy); grandchildren, Simon Smith, Liam Smith, Joseph Smith, Alexis Worrel, Mauricio Davis, Carabeth Davis, Chloe Davis, and Caleb Davis; siblings, RJ “June” Nanz, Kathy Bardeen, Robert Fain, Jr., and Janice Rotenberry.

 
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Nick C. Coban

March 02, 2021 |

By Willig Funeral Home | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Nick Clarence Coban, age 90, of McKeesport, died February 28, 2021, at UPMC McKeesport. Born March 24, 1930, in Versailles Borough, he was the son of the late Anthony and Pauline (Selac) Coban and the husband of Eleanor (Holden) Coban for 66 beautiful years.

Nick retired from EQT as a crew leader and was a Korean War Army-Aircore Veteran. He was a member of the Eleventh Ward Club, Croatian Club in Versailles, and a former member of Sacred Heart Church. He was an avid tennis player and softball player all the way into his 80's. Nick was an outdoors-man and spent a lot of his time either in his garden growing tomatoes, hiking, fishing, or hunting.

 
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William D. Craft, Jr.

February 26, 2021 |

By Willig Funeral Home | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

William D. Craft, Jr., age 84, of McKeesport, formerly of Duquesne, died February 19, 2021, at home. Born January 22, 1937, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late William D. Sr. and (Thelma) Craft and companion, Terry Kugler.

William was a retired truck driver for Matlack Inc. He enjoyed motorcycles, especially Harley Davidson. William loved animals and volunteered at a wildlife refuge in Florida, where he worked with exotic animals.

 
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