Cora L. (Wyncoop) McAuliffe Dixon

William Snyder Funeral Home

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | August 07, 2020

Cora L. (Wyncoop) McAuliffe Dixon, age 94, of Scott Township, formerly of North Versailles, Elizabeth Township and Finleyville, passed away Thursday, August 6, 2020. She was born February 8, 1926 in Clairton, daughter of the late George Paul and Elsie Bailey Wyncoop. Cora was a homemaker for most of her life but also worked for J.C. Penney’s at the Eastland Mall for several years. She was a former member of Mary Mother of God Parish (formerly St. Robert Bellarmine Church) in East McKeesport, St. Michael’s in Elizabeth Township and St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Finleyville, as well as a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion of Finleyville.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husbands John Patrick McAuliffe and James Joseph Dixon; sons Mark and Timothy McAuliffe, daughter Kathleen Protz, step-sons Don and Robert Dixon; as well as dearly missed brothers David and Gerard Wyncoop. Cora is survived by her daughter Sarah (Sam) McAuliffe-Bellin of Scott Township;  James (Laura) Dixon of Eighty-Four, Paul (Diane) Dixon of Finleyville, Gerald and David Dixon of Upper St. Clair; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; dearly loved sister, Betty Wetzler of White Oak; and much loved brothers William (Jean) Wyncoop of Exton, and Charles Wyncoop of Monroe, Ohio as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Cora had a steadfast faith and belief in the love of God and found much solace in prayer. Friends and family will be received Monday from 10 a.m. till time of blessing service at noon at the Forgie-Snyder Funeral Home, 1032 Broadway, East McKeesport, 412-823-8083. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in North Versailles.

Cora loved the color purple and if attending, the family asks that you wear a bit of that color in her memory. Memorial contributions can be made to Feeding America at, the West PA Conservancy at or the American Legion at For online condolences please visit

Originally published August 07, 2020.

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