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Jill H. Graham

November 28, 2022 |

By Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory

Jill H. Graham, 58, of Mount Pleasant, passed away Saturday, November 26, 2022. She was born March 5, 1964 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Albert R. and Helen A. (Pryzby) Graham. Jill was the owner and operator of Mr. T-Shirt, where she had a special talent of screen printing.  She also worked in gun manufacturing at Lesleh Precison Inc. in Rostraver.  She was a hard worker and an accomplished artist. She always excelled in athletics and was given a scholarship in college for basketball. She was also avid golf player, and guitar player. Jill had a huge heart and a great sense of humor. She will be greatly missed and was loved by many.

 
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Louis G. "Geno" Zecchini

November 28, 2022 |

By Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory

Louis G. "Geno" Zecchini, 102, of Buena Vista, passed away Thursday, November 24, 2022. He was born June 27, 1920 in Herminie and was the son of the late Giuseppe "Joseph" and Mary (Venturelli) Zecchini. He was the husband of the late Florence (Swonger) Zecchini who died May 27, 2003. They were married December 6, 1939. Geno was retired from the former US Steel National Tube Works and was a US Army Veteran serving in WWII. For his service, he received the Good Conduct Medal, Army Occupation Medal (Japan), Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon and the WWII Victory Medal.

 
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Richard "Iggy" J. Ignat

November 28, 2022 |

By Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home | Posted in: Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home

  Richard "Iggy' J. Ignat, 84, died Saturday November 26, 2022. He is the son of the late John and Elizabeth (Chakey) Ignat. He is survived by his beloved wife Deborah Ignat; son Richard "Ricky" (Nita) Ignat; daughter Sherri (Joe) Hamar; grandchildren Clayton (Christina), Shaina, Chelsea (Imir), J.T. (Sarah), and Kaitlyn; great-grandchildren Camryn, Caleigh, Santana, Simeon, and baby Hamar on the way; brothers Robert, Ronald and Johnny; brother-in-law John (Judy) Lesko; sister-in-laws Patty Lesko and Joanne Holmes; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandson Tyler and sister-in-law Jacqueline Ulokovic. Iggy served in the U.S. Army in the Korean Conflict, worked at US Steel Homestead works and also at Westwood Golf Club. He loved to play blackjack and vacation. A funeral mass will be held Thursday 10am at Holy Trinity Church. Arrangements by the Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne.

 


George Michael Velardo, Sr.

November 27, 2022 |

By Strifflers Family Funeral Homes | Posted in: Strifflers Family Funeral Homes

George Michael Velardo, Sr., age 71, of McKeesport, died on Thursday, November 24, 2022. He was born in McKeesport on November 22, 1951 and is the son of the late George Henry and Barbara Kittle Velardo. He was employed as a mechanic at various companies including Meineke Muffler and Walmart. In addition to his work as a mechanic, he also was employed at the former TransCare and was a volunteer firefighter for North Versailles Township. George was a very positive, caring person and would do anything for anybody. He loved Christmas and dressing up as Santa Claus for all his family especially his grandchildren and great-grandchild, as well as for the children at Forbes Vocational Daycare. George was a member of All Souls’ Episcopal Church in North Versailles and was a former member of the choir.

 
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Beverly Ann (O’Neil) Guarascio

November 27, 2022 |

By Strifflers Family Funeral Homes | Posted in: Strifflers Family Funeral Homes

Beverly Ann (O’Neil) Guarascio, age 87, of Naples, FL, formerly of White Oak and McKeesport, PA, died Friday, November 25, 2022 in Naples, FL, after a short illness and surrounded by family. She was born in McKeesport on December 25, 1934 and is the daughter of the late Edward and Helen Wheatman O’Neil and the beloved wife of the late Richard Guarascio and devoted, loving mother of the late Bruce Michael Guarascio.

 
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Patricia L. "Pat" Klement

November 25, 2022 |

By Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory

Patricia L. "Pat" Klement, 81, of White Oak, passed away Wednesday, November 23, 2022. She was born September 20, 1941 in McKeesport, and was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Louise (Bartholomai) Bosetti. Pat was a dedicated housewife, mother, grandmother & great-grandmother. In her spare time, Pat worked as a Floral Designer for Johnston the Florist. When she was younger, she originally was a member of St. Stephens Church, but as time changed, she became a member at St. Angela Merici, where eventually her and her husband, Ernest, renewed their vows. She enjoyed working in the yard and used every excuse to break out the power washer. She loved building puzzles, and playing cards with friends.

 
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Lawrence "Larry" Sobek

November 25, 2022 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

Lawrence "Larry" Sobek passed on Sunday, November 20, 2022, at the age of 86, with his loving family at his side.  Larry was the loving and devoted husband of Helena (Cortazzo) for 61 years.  Larry was the son of the late Albert Sobek and Margaret (Toth), stepson of Rosalie (Franks) Sobek.  Beloved brother of Dolores Krisher, brother-in-law to Lois Cortazzo and the late Pat Cortazzo and late Margaret Ily.

Devoted father to his children, Larry Jr. (Daria), Elaine (late Kenny) Zucarelli, Timmy (Stacey) and Cynthia (Tom) Bowman.  Loving Pap to his Grandchildren, Larry III, Ryan, Andy, Seth, Daria, Leanna, Dominic, Natalie, and Sofia. And Great Grandchildren Sebastian, Jake, and Emma.
 
Larry worked for United Airlines as a reservationist for 35 years.  He worked in Pittsburgh then the office transferred to Cleveland where he commuted every weekend back and forth to Pittsburgh.  He then was transferred to Virginia and retired from the airline. He realized that he was too young to retire and began his employment with Alfieri Funeral Home.  He was a dedicated employee and loved comforting many families in their difficult times for 18 years. Larry was a proud US Navy Veteran. A lifelong member of the Wilmerding Volunteer Fire Department. He served on the board of the East Boros Hall of Fame. He is a lifetime member of St. Aloysuis now known as St. Joseph the Worker Parish.  He is a graduate of Rankin High School and Wilmerding resident for over 61 years.

 
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Phyliss Ewell

November 25, 2022 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Robert A. Waters Funeral Home

Phyliss Ewell, 71, died November 19, 2022. Friends will be received from 10 a.m. to 12 noon Saturday November 26, 2022 at Divine Restoration Church, 100 S 7th Street, Duquesne, PA 15110, where a funeral service will be celebrated at 12 noon. Arrangements are in care of Robert A. Waters Funeral Home Inc.

 


Quanisha Lashay Ball

November 25, 2022 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Robert A. Waters Funeral Home

Quanisha Lashay Ball, 31, of McKeesport, PA passed away on November 17, 2022. Quanisha was born on September 20, 1991 to Courtney Tompkins & Clarence Ball, Sr. in Pittsburgh, PA.

Quanisha also known as Q, spent her younger years growing up in McKeesport, PA with her siblings where she enjoyed playing softball, basketball and mimed for Macedonia Church of Duquesne. She also enjoyed being a member of LaRosa boys and girls club.  

After graduating high school in 2010, Quanisha moved to Port Vue, PA where she established her independence. She worked for Walmart for 5+ years, Aramark for 10+ years and UPMC where she started in the cafeteria before she worked her way up to an office position at Western Psych. All of the jobs, Quanisha worked hard and excelled to higher levels alongside her sister Alexis before she embarked on her new journey and chapter in Decatur, GA. While in Georgia, Quanisha continued to flourish and blossom into her own womanhood.  Q found her niche at Emory Winship Cancer Institute where she felt at home and touched many hearts by assisting her patients.

Quanisha’s life was filled with love laughter and beautiful memories. Quanisha had a heart of gold. She loved to give and make those closest to her happy, especially her nieces and nephews who she adored. She enjoyed shopping, music, daily FaceTime conversations with her family and traveling. Quanisha enjoyed experiencing new things and going to new cities; Vegas being her favorite. She was in love with fashion with a big affection for her hats, Q had her own unique and beautiful style. Last but not least, if you knew Q, you knew she had a strong endearment for her wife, Rihanna.

 
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Pat Laverne Patrick

November 25, 2022 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Robert A. Waters Funeral Home

Pat Laverne Patrick, 65, of McKeesport, PA. passed away peacefully on Friday, November 18, 2022, at home. She was the loving daughter of Clarence and Dorsie Patrick. 

Pat was born November 2, 1957, in Brooklyn, New York. Pat attended McKeesport area high school; she worked as a Home Care Assistant in the McKeesport area.

Pat is survived by her mother, Dorsie Patrick daughter, Christina Francis of McKeesport, PA, son, Samuel (Krista) Francis of Arlington, TX, granddaughter Amahni Cargile, sister, Melinda (Kay) Patrick, brother, Clarence Patrick Jr, all of McKeesport PA, sister, Pam Bledsoe of Long Island, NY, her two favorite nieces, Chskeela and Ebony Patrick, of McKeesport PA, lifelong friends, Warren Francis and Ronald Sawyer, and a host of family and friends.

 
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Paul J. Slavick

November 24, 2022 |

By Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory

Paul J. “Puddo” Slavick, age 88, of West Elizabeth, passed away on Thursday, November 24, 2022 at home. He was a retired laborer for Joseph E. DeChicchis and Co. in Elizabeth and a former employee of Swift Homes. A U.S. Army veteran, he was a member of St. Joachim and Anne Parish, St. Michael’s Church in Elizabeth Twp. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, the outdoors, and spending time at his former camp in Tionesta. Born February 8, 1934 in Elizabeth Twp., he was a son of the late Paul M. and Stephanna (Anjeski) Slavick. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Virginia “Gin” (Werner) Slavick; sisters, Stella Smith of Elizabeth, Joann Weiss of Jefferson Hills and Patricia Wedel of Pleasant Hills; brothers, George (Judy) Slavick of Elizabeth Twp. and Michael Slavick of Belle Vernon; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by siblings, Mary Catherine Soukovich, Phyllis Martin, Margaret Roberts, Marion McKernan, John and Joseph Slavick. No visitation is planned. A graveside service and military honors will take place on Thursday, December 1, 2022 at 12 Noon in the chapel at Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. with Fr. David Green officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, SW Region, 320 Bilmar Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com

 


Trina Ronsye Shears

November 23, 2022 |

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

Trina Ronyse Shears, 72 years old of East Liberty, PA, departed this life on November 20, 2022 at UPMC Shadyside Hospital. She was born April 18, 1950 to the late Henrietta Hughes Robertson and Willie “Squeaker” Robertson.
Trina graduated from Homestead High School in 1968 where she was the first black cheerleader in the school’s history. She later attended Duffs Business Institute where she obtained a legal secretary certificate. Trina worked for many years in the Allegheny Court System as a legal secretary where she was a master typist and an expert at shorthand, which gained her many accolades throughout her career. Later in life Trina tried her hand at many different roles. She was a cook at Granny’s Kitchen in Clairton, PA, a drug screener for the Allegheny Health Department and most recently a senior companion for Allegheny County Senior Program. Everybody knew Trina was one of the best cooks in town and she poured her love into feeding people. Trina was also a dedicated line cook for Zay’s Zays Ribs & Catering where she worked from its inception until she became ill.

 
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Albert Herbert McMillion

November 23, 2022 |

By James W. Shirley Funeral Home Inc. | Posted in: James W. Shirley Funeral Home

Albert Herbert McMillion, 72, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, November 23, 2022 at his home.  He was born November 6, 1950 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Arnold and Mary Elizabeth (Trischler) McMillion.  Prior to his retirement, Albert was a driver for various companies and a veteran of the US Army during the Vietnam Era.  He enjoyed watching NASCAR, WWE wrestling and Hallmark movies, spending time with his grandchildren and was known to be a great jokester.  He is survived by his loving wife, Patricia (Adams) McMillion;  sons, Eric (Christine), Allen (Erin); daughters, Jennie McMillion (Joseph Mulholland), Roxann McMillion, Kariann Nicola, Jamie (David) Bruce, Stacey McMillion;  brother, William D. (Wendy);  and 14 grandchildren.  There will be no visitation.  Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Tina M. Costello

November 22, 2022 |

By Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home | Posted in: Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home

Tina M. Costello, 66, of West Mifflin, passed away, in her home, on Tuesday, November 22, 2022. Tina was a graduate of West Mifflin North High School. Her job was as a licensed manicurist at Phalanges in Monroeville, PA. She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Joseph Costello and daughters Cecelia and Tony Hermankevich and Amanda Costello. Tina had one grandson, Greysen Myszco. She is also survived by brothers Gary Maglicco (Kathy) and Paul Maglicco (Donna). She was pre-deceased by her parents Pasaquale “Patsy” and Cecelia (Hlad) Maglicco. Tina was dedicated fully to her faith and her family. She lived a life of service and will be deeply missed by all who knew her. In lieu of flowers, please give a donation to Irwin First Assembly of God, 501 Oak St, Irwin, PA 15642. There will be a Commemorative Gathering on Sunday, December 4, 2022, from 1-3 p.m., at the Schleifer Hall, 902 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300 (at the corner of Kennedy and Aurilles). Arrangements entrusted to the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER, SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER, FUNERAL DIRECTOR.

 


George A. Halyama

November 22, 2022 |

By Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home | Posted in: Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home

George A Halyama, age 79, of West Mifflin, passed away on Monday, November 21, 2022, at Jefferson Hospital. Born in Connellsville on December 11, 1942, he was the son of the late Carl and Elizabeth (Chorpenning) Halyama. He was a retired diesel mechanic for U.S. Steel-Edgar Thompson Works, a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish-Holy Name Church and the Dravosburg American Legion, sang with the Belaires, and enjoyed gardening. He proudly served his country in the Army during the Vietnam War and was in the Naval Reserves. George is the husband of Carlotta (DeNardo) Halyama, for 56 years; father of Tina (Wayne) Emery of West Mifflin, Denice (Bob) Allan of Cranberry Twp., and April Dziaminski of Pleasant Hills; grandfather of Christina (Anthony Killmeyer) Emery, Gabriella (fiance, Brent Cubakovic) Emery, Jacqueline Emery, Logan McCue, Landon Dziaminski, Liam Dziaminski, Mary Frances Halyama, Robbie Halyama, Jamie Halyama, Andrew Halyama, and Oakley Jenco; uncle of Yvonne (David) Tutera, Carl DeNardo, and Audrey Tullius; and brother of the late Louise Tullius. Visitation will be held on Friday, November 25, 2022 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 15110, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER, SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER, FUNERAL DIRECTOR. A Blessing Service will be held on Saturday, November 26, 2022, at 9:30 a.m., at the Funeral Home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial, at 10:00 a.m., at St. Joseph Church, Duquesne, with Rev. Daniel Sweeney, officiating. Burial will follow in St. Hedwig Cemetery, West Mifflin, with Military Honors.

 


 

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