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Jennifer Lee Bell (Bico)

January 14, 2021 |

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

Jennifer Lee Bell (Bico), age 52, of Coulter, died January 10, 2021, at UPMC McKeesport. Born January 3, 1969, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of John Sr. and the late Sandra L. (Scears) Bell and the wife of Ronald C. Bico, Sr.
Jenn worked in the nursing home care industry throughout her life. She was a hard-working woman of faith and family. Her grandchildren's happiness was the most important thing in her life.

 
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Larry R. Nelson

January 14, 2021 |

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

Larry R. Nelson, age 66, of McKeesport, died January 8, 2021, at home. Born October 10, 1954, in Norfolk, VA, he was the son of the late James and Pearl (Baker) Nelson and the husband of Diana Diaz-Nelson.
Larry was retired from AT & T, where he worked in I.O.C., international customer service. He enjoyed collecting action figures and customizing action figures. He cared.
Arrangements were entrusted to Willig Funeral Home & Crematory.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com.
Owner, Chris Odasso

 


Edmund Chiaverini

January 13, 2021 |

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

Edmund Chiaverini, age 97, of McKeesport, died January 12, 2021. Born January 1, 1924, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Louis and Mary (Ferry) Chiaverini and the husband of the late Elizabeth A. (DeFelice) Chiaverini.
Edmund was retired from US Steel, where he was a maintenance supervisor. Edmund was a WWll US Army veteran and served in Central Burma as part of the 3150th Signal Service Company. A member of the Mary Mother of God Parish, Edmund had a deep love of major league baseball, the New York Yankees, and watching old reruns of Columbo and Gunsmoke.

 
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Earl Warman, Sr.

January 11, 2021 |

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

Earl Warman, Sr., age 90, of Duquesne, died January 5, 2021, at home.  Born November 28, 1931, in Rockwood, PA, he was the son of the late Oliver and Elizabeth (Knopsnider) Warman and the husband of the late Helen Warman.  Earl worked as a laborer for US Steel Duquesne Works.  When he was younger, he enjoyed going dancing after work.

 
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John W. Eisele, Jr.

January 11, 2021 |

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

John W. Eisele, Jr., age 61, of McKeesport, formerly of North Versailles, died January 7, 2021, at UPMC McKeesport.  Born February 12, 1959, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late John Sr. and Mary JoAnn (Hennessey) Eisele, and the beloved husband of Pam (Humphries Stanich) Eisele for 25 years.  John was a mechanic at area car dealerships before opening his own garage in North Versailles.  He was loved and respected by his customers for being an honest and knowledgeable mechanic.

 
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Wilson V. Rivera

January 08, 2021 |

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

Wilson V. Rivera, age 66, of Verona, died on January 4, 2021, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital.  Born February 25, 1954, in Ponce, Puerto Rico, he was the son of Lydia (Willis) Rivera-Turner and the late Raymon Rivera, and the loving husband of Beverly (Parsee) Rivera.  Wilson worked as a Supervisor of Maintenance at Wesley Family Services for over 25 years.  He loved old music and German Shepherd dogs but was especially fond of antique cars.  He took great pride in cleaning and detailing his antique 1988 Mazda.

 
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Edward J. Jobe

January 06, 2021 |

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

Edward J. Jobe, age 74, of McKeesport, died January 2, 2021, at UPMC McKeesport. Born September 4, 1946, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Edward and Anna (Edeling) Jobe.
Ed retired from Edward L. Kemp Co. Heating & Air Conditioning, where he was a Heating & Cooling Specialist. He was a US Marine Corps veteran serving during Vietnam. Edward was a hardworking man and cherished the time he spent with his family.

 
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Kathleen Irene Woodworth

January 05, 2021 |

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

Kathleen Irene Woodworth, age 74, of McKeesport, died December 24, 2020, at home.  Born November 20, 1946, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late William and Virginia Oliver. Kathleen worked at McKeesport Hospital in housekeeping then went on to retire from Quality Services.

 
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Alfred J. Savage, Jr.

January 04, 2021 |

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

Alfred J. Savage, Jr., age 79, of Irwin, died January 2, 2021, at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital. Born November 5, 1941, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Alfred J., Sr., and Leona Mae (Daugherty) Savage and the husband of Roberta (McClellan) Savage for over 59 years.

Alfred retired from Bill Fiore Trucking, where he was a truck driver. He was also a volunteer at the former Industry, PA Volunteer Fire Department, where he was the fire chief. Alfred enjoyed woodworking, puzzles, fishing, and hunting in his early years.

 
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Velia Duncan Hoffman

December 31, 2020 |

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

Velia Duncan Hoffman, age 94, of McKeesport, died December 26, 2020, at Canterbury Place of Lawrenceville. Born September 23, 1926, in Moore, TX, she was the daughter of the late Jake and Clara (Saldaña) Duncan and the wife of the late Paul "Tex" Hoffman for 42 years.

Veila retired from the former G.C. Murphy Company, where she was a floor supervisor. After retirement, she sold newspapers on the corner of 5th Ave. and Sinclair St. Veila loved meeting and greeting the folks of McKeesport. Velia graduated High School class of 1944, in Moore, TX as the Salutatorian. She will always be remembered for her kindness and love of family.

 
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Jeanne B. Irons

December 31, 2020 |

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

Jeanne B. Irons, age 85, of McKeesport, died December 29, 2020, at UPMC McKeesport. Born August 21, 1935, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Rosemary (Alfieri) Pozzuto and the wife of the late Donald Irons.

Jeanne was a woman of faith and generosity. She was a member of Mary, Mother of God Parish. Jeanne loved being a mother, and her grandchildren were the most important thing in the world to her.

 
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Rosemary Blaha

December 29, 2020 |

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

Rosemary Blaha, age 72, of Port Vue, passed away unexpectedly December 27, 2020, at Jefferson Hospital. Born January 13, 1948, in Buena Vista, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Marcella (Skiffington) Goodfellow and the beloved wife of Jack Blaha for 55 years.

Rosemary worked many places throughout her life, including McKeesport Hospital, Pool City, and as a special needs bus monitor for South Allegheny School District (PA Coach Lines). She was a member of the Port Vue United Methodist Church. Rosemary loved being a softball mom aka Mrs. B to so many. Rosemary was a 1965 graduate of Elizabeth Forward High School and earned an Associates Degree from the New York Institute of Photography. She continued showing her passion by creating memories through many photo albums which she shared with family and friends. Rosemary enjoyed family vacations to Deep Creek, MD and Myrtle Beach, SC. Her greatest gift in life was the love and devotion she showed to her husband, children, and grandchildren.

 
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Ralph Evanchak, Sr.

December 29, 2020 |

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

Ralph Evanchak, Sr., age 91, of Port Vue, died December 27, 2020, at home. Born October 19, 1929, in Liberty Borough, he was the son of the late Joseph and Lillian (Naylor) Evanchak and the husband of the late Marion Grace (Irwin) Evanchak for 63 years.

Ralph retired from Consolidated Rail Corporation. He was a devoted member of Liberty Presbyterian Church. Ralph was a United States Marine Corps veteran, serving during the Korean War.

 
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Janet E. Baker

December 28, 2020 |

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

Janet E. Baker, age 70, of Liberty Borough, died December 26, 2020, at home. Born February 25, 1950, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Gatto and Madeline (Knee) Gatto.She was the wife of Hilary L. Baker, Jr., for 51 years.
Janet retired as a bookkeeper and then cared for her grandchildren. She was a member of the Liberty Presbyterian Church for over 40 years, where she served as an Elder, Deacon, and was active with the Women's Club. Janet enjoyed traveling and the most important thing in the world was her grandchildren's happiness.

 
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Michael D. Smith

December 28, 2020 |

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

Michael D. Smith, age 64, of Pittsburgh, died December 20, 2020, at UPMC Shadyside. Born May 8, 1956, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late David William and Nellie Renee (Mixon) Smith.
Michael worked at many different places up until his disability would no longer allow him to work. He volunteered at the Chain of Hope of Pittsburgh, where he was a cook and always there to lend a hand. Michael enjoyed walking, whistling his favorite tunes, and especially loved his grandchildren.

 
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