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Tamara M. Robson

November 27, 2019 |

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

Tamara M. Robson, 61, of Liberty Borough, PA passed away peacefully on November 26, 2019. Tammy was born on August 11, 1958 to Ronald Robson and Ruth Billanti (Henning).
To all who knew her, she was a woman whose strength and perseverance in life was admirable, whose outlook and attitude were like sunshine, whose urge to dance was never quiet, and who will be missed greatly by all the lives she touched. 

 
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Gloria E. Rusnock

November 22, 2019 |

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

Gloria E. Rusnock, age 83, of Dravosburg, died November 14, 2019, at home. Born April 21, 1936, in McKeesport, PA, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Helen (Wilson) Judy and the wife of the late Paul J. Rusnock.
Gloria retired from the former Office Lounge Restaurant. In her earlier years, she worked at the former Seban's China Shop of Christy Park. Gloria enjoyed reading and listening to music.

 
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Lucille Patricia Karaffa

November 21, 2019 |

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

Lucille Patricia Karaffa R. Ph., age 92, of Port Vue, died November 20, 2019, at Mt. Vernon of Elizabeth. Born December 31, 1926, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Falco and Annina (Ferrara) Muscente of Polena, Italy and the wife of the late Frank J. Karaffa.
 Lucille graduated from Duquesne University in 1949 with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and was a member of the Pharmacy Honors Sorority. She was the first person to open a pharmacy in Port Vue, which occurred in the early 1950s and was called "Port Vue Pharmacy."

 
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Edison Lee Garland

November 20, 2019 |

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

Edison Lee Garland, age 56, of McKeesport, formerly of S. Boston VA, died November 2, 2019, at UPMC McKeesport.

 
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Elaine (Mimi) Valecko

November 20, 2019 |

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

Elaine (Mimi) Valecko, age 89, of Port Vue, died November 17, 2019. She was born on October 18, 1930, in Uniontown, PA. She was the daughter of the late John and Mollie (Marva) Putanko. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Peter P. Valecko and her brother, John R. Putanko.
Elaine graduated from South Union High School in Uniontown. Elaine was a member of St. Mark Parish, where she retired after serving over 30 years as housekeeper.

 
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Audrey May Riemenschneider

November 18, 2019 |

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

Audrey May Riemenschneider, age 89, of White Oak, died November 14, 2019, at UPMC McKeesport. Born May 12, 1930, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Gustav and Margaret (Loeffler) Johnson and the wife of the late Clyde F. Riemenschneider, Jr.
Audrey was a woman of family and faith, she dedicated her life to caring for her family. She was a member of Sampsons Mills Presbyterian Church. Audrey was a former member of the Ladies Auxiliary Rainbow Volunteer Fire Company.

 
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Susan Fedorovich

November 18, 2019 |

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

Susie Fedorovich, age 60, of McKeesport, died November 16, 2019. Born October 19, 1959, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late
Frederick and Dolly (Gwosden) Gadelmeyer.
Susie was a teacher at various levels for 30 years in the McKeesport Area School District. After retirement, she
volunteered to continue helping with the D.A.R.E. program and various other school activities. She graduated from the California University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor's Degree. Susie was a member of the Evangelical Congregation Church in McKeesport.

 
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Michael D. Gach

November 15, 2019 |

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

Michael D. Gach, age 72, of McKeesport, died November 11, 2019, at UPMC McKeesport. Born December 14, 1946, he was the son of the late Michael and Anna (Evans) Gach and was the husband of Donna L. Byrne.
Michael was a retired security guard. He was a US Navy veteran during the Vietnam War. He was a member of AMVETS and the McKeesport Lion's Club. Michael enjoyed oldies music, Pittsburgh sports, and he especially enjoyed fishing at Pymatuning Lake.

 
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Dorothy B. Vance

November 14, 2019 |

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

Dorothy B. Vance, age 85, of West Mifflin, formerly of Rochester, PA, died November 12, 2019, at Southwestern Health Care Center.

 
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Richard Charles Miller, Sr.

November 12, 2019 |

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

Richard Charles Miller, Sr., age 85, of Port Vue, died November 11, 2019, at home. Born November 22, 1933, in Frank, PA, he was the son of the late Robert and Eleanor "Alberta" (Brown) Miller and the husband of Donna L. (Bortak) Miller.
Richard was a retired truck driver. He drove for Westinghouse until they closed and then drove for St. Johnsbury Trucking until retirement. Soon after retiring, Richard began working at the New Colony Mobile Home Park and 51 Estates, in the maintenance department for over 12 years. He was a US Navy veteran serving during the Korean War. Richard was a member of St. Mark Parish of Port Vue. He was also a member of the 11th Ward Club, Croation Club Lodge #146, and the Frank Gun Club. Richard enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. He loved his loyal dogs, Maxwell "Bubba" and Lizzy.

 
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Sharon Marie Burnett

November 05, 2019 |

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

Sharon Marie Burnett, age 55, of McKeesport, died November 4, 2019, at home. Born June 12, 1964, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of Robert J. and Marcia (McAllister) Burnett and the late Alberta "Bert" (Randic) Burnett.
Sharon was a member of St. Angela Merici Church. She loved all dogs, especially her loyal Lab and best friend, "Cameron."

 
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Donald Mitchell

November 04, 2019 |

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

Donald Mitchell, age 75, of Mckeesport, PA, died November 2, 2019, at St Clair Hospital. Born September 13, 1944, in Braddock, PA, he was the son of the late Robert and Dorothy (Yancey) Mitchell and the husband of the late Katherine (Greer) Mitchell.

Donald enjoyed weight-lifting, training in the gym, and was a collector of firearms. He loved his grandchildren dearly.

 
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Joseph F. Nesteruk

November 01, 2019 |

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

Joseph F. Nesteruk, age 94, of Liberty Borough, died October 31, 2019, at UPMC Mercy. Born November 24, 1924, in Library, PA, he was the son of the late Mark and Mary (Urbanski) Nesteruk and the husband of the late Helen L. Nesteruk for over 61 years.
Joseph retired from Luti Sign Co., where he was a painter and commercial artist. He was a US Navy veteran, serving during WWII. Joseph was a member of St. Mark Parish of Liberty Borough.
He enjoyed old movies, Pittsburgh Steelers, and he always had a sweet tooth. His greatest joy was spending time with his family.

 
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Marion Grace Evanchak

October 28, 2019 |

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

Marion Grace Evanchak, age 84, of Port Vue, died October 24, 2019, at home. Born May 1, 1935, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Mary (Nagy) Irwin and the wife of Ralph Evanchak, Sr.

Marion retired from Penn Hurst Candy, where she worked in the packaging department. She was a lifelong member of Liberty Presbyterian Church. Marion was also a member of the Elizabeth Seniors, Christy Park Seniors, and Life Span.

She enjoyed playing cards, bingo, and trips to the casino. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family.

 
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Michelle S. Jacobs

October 24, 2019 |

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

Michelle S. Jacobs, age 53, of Port Vue, died October 22, 2019, at home. Born April 25, 1966, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Patrick and Carol (Newton) Santone and Ronald (Joanne) Junecko and the wife of Brian G. Jacobs.
Michelle cared for her children and many other children of the community. She was truly a selfless person and dedicated her life to caring for others. Michelle enjoyed working with crafts, and anything outdoors. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family.

 
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