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Harry C. Sproul

February 21, 2024 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Harry C. Sproul, 90, of Clairton, died Feb. 21, 2024.  He is the son of the late Harry and Juanita Sproul.  Harry is survived by his daughters Michelle (John) Domarsky and Sue (Ed) Duckinfield and son (Lee (Shari) Sproul; grandchildren Cody Duckinfield, Nicholas Sproul, Eric Sproul, Gordon Soffa, Jr. and Cassie Soffa; great grandchildren Bethany, Ahmyla, Natasha, Terrence, Natalynn, Ileeona, Isaac and Tyrion and brother David (Sue) Sproul.  Funeral arrangements by the Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport.

 


Alice R. Pierce

February 09, 2024 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

 

Alice R. Pierce, 94, of Glassport, formerly of McKeesport, died peacefully on Friday, Feb. 9, 2024 at home.  Roberta was affectionately known as "Aunt Bert" to many.  She worked at Balsamo's and Cray Brothers in McKeesport for several years before retiring from Rite Aid in Glassport.  Born in McKeesport, August 22, 1929, she was the daughter of the late James and Agatha Pierce.  She is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, with whom she resided and was cared for, Margaret "Peg" and Angelo Norelli of Glassport; nieces and caregivers, goddaughter Angela Hart of Port Vue and Jennifer (Dennis) Norelli-Burke of Glassport; great nieces and nephews, who helped care for her, Kassady and Mackenzie Burke and Angelo (AJ) Hart; sister, Mary (the late Jack) Price in Louisiana; and other nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers Bill (Pat), James "Skip" (Ellen), Raymond "Fu" (Marge) and Clyde "Bud" Pierce.  Friends will be received Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 at the Wojciechowski Funeral Home, 641 Vermont Ave., Glassport. Funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Monday at 11:00 am by the Rev. Bruce Stallings.  Interment will be in the McKeesport-Versailles Cemetery.

 


Virginia G. Kudla

February 03, 2024 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

  Virginia G. (Jean) Kudla, of Glassport, passed away on Friday, Feb. 2, 2024 at the age of 92, at Grandview Estates in Elizabeth, Pa.  She was the daughter of the late Raymond and Genevieve Wawrzeniak; loving and devoted wife of the late Henry (Hank) Kudla for 55 years.  Dearly beloved mother of Mary Jean (Duane) Molinaro, Henry (Cathy) Kudla, Mark (Lori) Kudla, Ruth (Pete) Chiappa and Joe (Regina) Kudla.  Loving and proud grandmother of Aaron (Shelly), Joey (Lauren) and Michael Molinaro, Tom, Dan and Kristen Kudla, Chris and Matt (fiance Rachel Bartlett) Chiappa and Joseph II and John Kudla.  Her great granddaughter Olivia and great grandson Ethan Molinaro, gave her great joy and enjoyment in her last years.  She also had many nieces and nephews.  Jean was preceded in death by brothers Ray (Irene) and Arthur (Ethel) Wawrzeniak, and sister Evelyn (Stan) Wandel; sisters-in-law Sister Edward Kudla, Evelyn (John) Lizik, and Theresa (Edward) Tyszkiewicz; brothers-in-law John (Helen), Frank (Dorothy), Stan (Mary), Edward (Gina), Ted (Marcie) and Jake Kudla.  She was born on April 21, 1931 in Glassport.  A graduate of Holy Cross Elementary School and Our Lady of the Sacred Heart High School, she received a BS in Biology/Chemistry from Duquesne University.  While Jean was working as a chemist for the Bureau of Mines, she and Hank married and started their family.  After working towards, and graduating with a Master's Degree in Elementary Education, she began her career teaching at Holy Cross Elementary School in Glassport, which later became Glassport Catholic Elementary School, and then she taught at Serra Catholic High School in McKeesport.  Later, at St. Joseph Regional School in Port Vue, where she taught upper elementary sciences, Jean was always looking for new ways to get students involved and excited about science.  That included science projects for both local and regional science fairs.  In 1994, her students' science projects (Junior Division) had so many winning entries that she won an award for her students winning the most awards!  She also won the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Award, and the Alcoa Fund Award.  In 1995, Jean won the Society of Analytical Chemists Award.  She won the Golden Apple Award in its first year, given to top teachers in the Pittsburgh diocese.  She was also nominated by past students and chosen to be included with the best teachers in America in the "Who's Who Among America's Teachers" publication, 1998 Edition.  Jean was very devout in her faith, and it showed by her actions and deeds.  She had served as a lector and CCD teacher at Holy Cross Church, and after they merged with St. Cecilla's to become Queen of the Rosary Parish, she became a member of their Choir for many years.  She was also active in Christian Mothers, Ladies of Charity, and the Rosary Society, where she had been on the Board and past president.  Jean was a caring and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.  She loved being with her family, watching her grandchildren grow up, and being a part of their lives.  Her kindness, generosity, and life was a blessing to us all.  We would like to thank the staff at Grandview Estates for their care and kindheartedness.  We are especially greatful to Commonwealth Hospice aide Christy and nurse Nicole for their outstanding attention, love and compassion given to Jean.  Friends will be received at the Wojciechowski Funeral Home, 640 Vermont Ave., Glassport, on Wed., Feb. 7,  2024 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8.  A funeral mass will be held on Feb. 8, 2024 at 10:00 am at St. Joachim and Anne Parish, Queen of the Rosary Church, 530 Michigan Ave., Glassport with Father Miroslaus Wojcicki as celebrant.  Interment to follow at Calvary Cemetery in Port Vue.  In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to The Alzheimer's Association or to St. Joachim and Anne Parish.

 


Helen Moss

January 22, 2024 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

  Helen Moss, 93, of McKeesport died Jan. 20, 2024. She is the daughter of the late Valent and Mary (Lakovic) Ratesic and beloved wife of the late Samuel Moss. She is survived by her daughters Judy (the late Joe) Bocianoski and Janice Frum; grandchildren Beverly (Shawn) Patterson, Melissa (Ryan) Pokorny, Joe (Bekka) Bocianoski, Jason (Gina) Bocianoski, April (Justin) Guadagni, Alayna Rhodes, and Jenna Frum also 16 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son John Moss, daughter-in-law,  Pat Moss and brothers and sisters. Helen was a member of Mary Mother of God Parish. Friends will be received at the Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport on Tuesday from 6 to 9pm. A funeral mass will be held 10 am at St. Patrick Church. Interment following Mt. Vermont Cemetery.

 


Anna L. Herrmann

January 15, 2024 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

 

Anna Lee (Roberts) Herrmann, age 74, passed away on January 13, 2024 at Jefferson Hospital.  Born April 14, 1949 in San Antonio, Texas, she was the daughter of the late Edgar Roberts and the late Jean Louise Callewaert.  Anna is survived by her beloved children, Daniel (Michelle) Ellwood, John Ellwood, Maryjean Herrmann, and Rodana (Todd) Gorman.  Cherished Nana of Trisha Ellwood, Daniel Ellwood, Morgan (Nick) Beneke, Tyler (Alex) Ellwood, Dalana Gebis, Nicole Ellwood, Brooke Gorman, Aiden Gorman, Ava Ellwood, and Darrin Gorman; great-grandmother of Kaeden, Adryan, Katelynn, and Jayce.  Siblings, Marie (Pete) DeHerrera, Edgar (Janet) Roberts, John Hogan, Steven Roberts, Darrell (Pam) Roberts, and Julie (Robin) Barnes.  She was preceded in death by her son, Michael David Ellwood, and her sister, Leslie (Kevin) Bohannon.  She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and friends.  Those who knew Anna will remember that her grandchildren and great-grandchildren brought her immense happiness, and her greatest joy was found in spending time with her family.  Anna’s limitless kindness and caring brought many to regard her as family.  She was ‘mom’ and ‘nana’ to many of the friends of her children and grandchildren.  As a school bus monitor, she was the kindest of caretakers to her ‘children,’ going above and beyond to make their day special.  Anna most loved supporting her grandchildren by attending their sporting events, performances, and celebrating their accomplishments with them.  She enjoyed dancing, going to the beach, gardening, and baking sweet treats for her family.  Anna leaves behind a legacy of generosity and love, and it was rare to find someone who didn’t just adore her, even after just a short meeting.  Her family will forever carry the lessons of love and care that she brought to their lives.  Friends will be received at the Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport on Fri. from 6 to 8.  Memorial donations are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or the Wounded Warrior Project.

 


Nevea Marie Hodge

January 05, 2024 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Nevea Marie Hodge, 14, of McKeesport, died Jan. 2, 2024.  She is the daughter of Scott Cartia and Chelsea Hodge; sister of Lucas and Lionel; granddaughter of Lori (James), Pat, Carol, Mark, and Sara. Nevea is survived and loved by so many, including aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends.  Friends will be received at the Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport on Sat., Jan. 13, 2024 from 2 to 4.

 


Sally Jo Ross

December 15, 2023 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Sally Jo Ross, 85, of Glassport died Dec. 14, 2023.  She is the daughter of the late Frank and Marie Pennington.  She is survived by her beloved husband, John R. Ross; children Karen (Larry) Blanchard, John F. Ross, Patricia (Bill) Kiser, Val (Nikki) Ross and Amy (Bob) Deliman; grandchildren Joshua, Brandon, Kara, Christopher, Jimmy, Richard, Billy, Jordan, Cory, Val, Michael, Breeanna and Robert; great grandchildren Skyler, Tyler, Joseph and Colby; also nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her grandchildren Johnny and Kimberly and siblings Boykin, Peggy and Gerry.  Sally was very strong in her faith and was a member of St. Joachim & Anne Parish (formerly Queen of the Rosary Parish). John and Sally met in Brunswick, Georgia where John was stationed in the U.S. Navy.  Sally and her sister Gerry went to the movies and were throwing popcorn at the sailors to get their attention.  It worked.  John whisked Sally off to Glassport, Pennsylvania and were married for 68 years. Christmas was her favorite time of year.  Always big family parties with plenty of food, drinks, and Elvis. AKA Grammy.  Visitation and funeral are private.  Arrangements by the Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport.

 


Eugene R. Liebel, Sr.

December 06, 2023 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Eugene R. Liebel, Sr., 85, of Glassport died Dec. 5,2023.  He is the son of the late Herbert and Clara Liebel.  He is survived by his beloved wife of 65  years, Mildred (Wilson) Liebel; children Mary Ann (Craig) Myers, Eugene (Debbie) Liebel, Jr., Mike (Kate) Liebel, Brenda (Chris) Heater and Brian (Tori) Liebel; also 12 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.  Eugene was retired from Copperweld as well as Duquesne University.  Friends received at the Wojciechowski Funeral Home Glassport on Fri., Dec. 8,  from 1 to 5. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Special Olympics.

 


David W. Gregg, Sr.

December 03, 2023 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

 

David W. Gregg, Sr., 51, of Glassport died Dec. 2, 2023. He is the son of the late Lowell and Carol (Gardner) Gregg.  He is survived by his wife Heather (Ero) Gregg; daughter Olivia Gregg; son David Gregg, Jr.; sisters Doris (Anthony) Haywood and Tammy (Daniel) List; brother Brian (Jennifer) Gregg; also a niece, nephews, great niece and great nephews.  David was a member of Dravosburg Fire Dept. and former member of Glassport Fire Dept.   Friends received at the Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport on Wed. from 4 to 7.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family.

 


Lawrence D. Dworek Sr.

November 30, 2023 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Lawrence D. Dworek Sr., AKA, Paps, 100, of Margate, FL, formerly of Liberty Borough, passed away peacefully Nov. 27, 2023.  He is the son of the late Joseph and Mary Dworek and beloved husband of the late Helen Dworek.  He is survived by his son Lawrence Dworek, Jr.; granddaughters Natalie Blotzer, and Noreen Schacht; grandson in law, Naz Lothan; great grandchildren Ashley, Alexia, Nicolas, Justin, and Emalee; great-great grandson Samuel; brother Fred Dworek; sister Donna Mularski; as well as lots of nieces and nephews, cousins, and extended family. He was preceded in death by his daughter Sharon Blotzer and granddaughter Nicole Magnus. Lawrence was retired from Copperweld, was a member of St. Joachim & Anne Parish, and served in the US Army. 
Lawrence had a long, beautiful life surrounded by family and friends. He was loved and cherished by his family and friends. He had a zest for life and loved to go out for car rides to the beach, and play bingo. He enjoyed having family and friends over. He was the sweetest man ever and will be missed immensely.
Friends will be received at the Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport on Mon. from 11 to 2 pm, at which time a funeral mass will be held at St. Mark’s Church in Liberty Borough.  Interment will take place Tues. at 10:00 am at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies in Bridgeville with full military honors.

 


Mary M. McLinden

November 27, 2023 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Mary M. McLinden, 90, died Saturday November 25, 2023. She is the daughter of the late Stanley and Margaret (Lewis) Pruszko. She is survived by her daughter Deborah McLinden; son Hugh J. McLinden III; grandchildren Michael and Colleen McLinden; sister Helen Gouker; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother Stanley Pruszko. Friends will be received on Saturday 10:00am at the Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport. A funeral mass will be held 11:00 am at Queen of the Rosary Church. Entombment following New St. Joseph Cemetery.

 


Beverly J. Kelly

November 04, 2023 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Beverly J. Kelly, 82, of Glassport died Nov. 3, 2023.  She is the daughter of the late Edward and Molly (Roesch) Atkinson and wife of the late William Kelly.  She is survived by her daughters Brenda Kelly and Betty (Bob) Kelly; son Bill (Dawn) Kelly; grandchildren Jimmy, Matt, Chris, Jeffrey, Billy and Shauna; great-grandchildren Violet and Logan; sisters Hazel (Chuck) Berthold and Mary Lou (the late Bob) Hill; dear friend Joann; also nieces and nephews.  Beverly loved playing cards, bingo and scratch offs.  Friends will  be received at the Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport on Wed. from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8.

 


Gloria A. Glagola

November 01, 2023 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

 

Gloria A. Glagola, 89, of Glassport, died Oct. 31, 2023.  She is the daughter of the late John and Anna Marie Canelle and beloved wife of the late Joseph Glagola.  She is survived by her son Paul (Donna) Glagola; grandchildren Samantha (Douglas) Nicholas and Dr. Cameron (Caitlin) Glagola; great grandchildren Connor and Cole Nicholas and Cooper Glagola; sisters Bevelry Liberty and Patty Ancarana.  Gloria was a member of St. Mary's Russian Orthodox Church.  Friends received at the Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport on Sun. from 2 to 4 and 5 to 7.  A funeral blessing will be held Mon. at 10:00 am in the funeral home with Father Dimitri Ermakov.  Interment following Grandview Cemetery, North Versailles.

 


Joanne Barone

October 28, 2023 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Joanne Barone, 76, of Glassport died peacefully with her family by her side on Oct. 28, 2023.  She is the daughter of the late Joseph and Helen Schneltzer and beloved wife of Richard Barone.  She is survived by her daughters Tracy (Mark) Stecak and Shelly (Scott) Bucar; son Richard Barone; grandchildren Gia Barone, Missy and Michael Snyir and Marc and Nicolas Stecak.  She was preceded in death by her sister Vicky Schneltzer.  Friends will be received at the Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport on Wed. from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8.

 


Raymond D. Graboski

October 23, 2023 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

 Raymond D. Graboski, 91 of Glassport died Oct. 22, 2023.  He is the son of the late Michael and Mary (Wise) Graboski and  beloved husband, of 66 years, of Dorothy (Kwiatkowski) Graboski.  He is survived by his daughters Lynn (Robert) Barnes and Laurie (Jack Goblick) Graboski; grandsons Robert (Katie) Barnes and Michael Barnes; great grandchildren Roman and Elia Barnes; also nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his son Raymond Graboski and siblings Emily Wisneski, Al Graboski, Anthony Graboski, Loretta Bodenschatz and Regis Graboski.  Ray was a member of St. Joachim & Anne Parish,  St. Vincent DePaul Society and served in the US Army Korean War.  He was a PGA golf professional at Mon Valley Country Club for 35 years and after retiring worked with Pittsburgh Youth Golf Foundation.  Friends received at the Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport on Fri. from 9 to 10 am, at which time a funeral mass will be held at Queen of the Rosary Church.  Interment following Round Hill Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to either Little Sisters of the Poor, 1028 Benton Ave., Pittsburgh Pa 15212 or The Intersection, Inc., P.O. Box 827, McKeesport Pa 15134.

 

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