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Henry "Hank" Dansak

February 24, 2024 |

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

Henry “Hank” Dansak, formerly of McKeesport, passed away on February 20, 2024 in Abington, Pa. Hank was born on March 27, 1930, to Henry and Mary (Francis) Dansak. After his primary and secondary education, Hank enlisted in the United States Army. The skills he learned in the army became the basis for his lifelong career in radio, telephone, and satellite communication systems. This career of more than 50 years took him to countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and Central America where he built or repaired a variety of communication systems on military bases used by American Forces. He could talk for hours about the places he lived, the work he did and the people he met along the way.  Hank retired to Rosslyn, Pa. where he continued to hone his love for golf at Sandy Run Country Club, where he was proud to be one of its oldest members. 

Hank is survived by his wife of 54 years, Aree (Klawsamoot) Dansak of Bangkok, Thailand, his daughter, Jacqueline, his son, Daniel, and his grandson, Devon, of Philadelphia. He is also survived by one brother, Father Thomas Dansak, of Murrysville, Pa., his sisters-in-law Jean Dansak of North Huntingdon, Pa. and Melissa Dansak of Fair Hope, Al., nephews Ryan and David of North Huntingdon, and great-nieces Katherine, Anna, Emily and Grace of North Huntingdon.  Hank was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Daniel Dansak MD, and his brother Robert “Chick” Dansak. 

At his request, services and interment to be held at a later date and will be private family affairs. Local 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.

 


Janice H. Hillegass

February 23, 2024 |

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

Janice H. Hillegass, 89, of Liberty Boro, passed away Friday, February 23, 2024 at home. She was born November 13, 1934 in Wilkinsburg and was the daughter of the late Harry Joseph and Cora Elizabeth (Smeltz) Horne.   She worked as an accounting secretary for Easley and Rivers Construction, Inc.  Janice was a member of the Liberty Boro Presbyterian Church, where she was a Deacon and was also a former member of the Turtle Creek Presbyterian Church, where she was an elder. In her younger years, she was a great swimmer and competitive diver, for which she was very proud of.  Janice had a contagious and wonderful laugh that lit up the whole room. She was a very kind and generous person, who never once complained.  She will be greatly missed.

 
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Mona Lee Pierce

February 23, 2024 |

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

Mona Lee Pierce, 86, of Liberty Borough, formerly of Elizabeth, passed away Thursday, February 22, 2024. She was born December 7, 1947 in Elizabeth and was the daughter of the late Thomas and Margaret (Cavanaugh) Joll. She was the wife of the late James Clifford Pierce. Mona Lee and James were the proprietors of the "Last Chance Bar" in Glassport.

 
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Robert C. Johnson

February 23, 2024 |

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

Robert C. Johnson, age 66, of Elizabeth Boro, passed away Thursday, February 22, 2024 at Jefferson Hospital. He retired as a CAD Designer for Chemco Systems in Monogahela. He was a member of St. Joachim and Anne Parish, St. Michael Church in Elizabeth Twp. He enjoyed golfing, taking his 1977 corvette to local car shows and going to his camp in Slippery Rock. Born November 22, 1957 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Robert J. and Shirley J. (Cottom) Johnson. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Ruth E. Johnson; daughters, Amber (Michael) Greer of Jefferson Hills and Michelle (Jeffrey) Moeslein of Upper St. Clair; son, Robert A. (Gab) Johnson of Elizabeth Boro; grandchildren, Dom, Abby, Joey and Ryder; brother, Scott A. Johnson of Forward Twp.; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Bruce Johnson. A Memorial Service will take place at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Prostate Cancer Research c/o UPMC Cancer Institute, 5150 Center Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolence at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com

 


Joyce Ann Rager

February 23, 2024 |

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

Joyce Ann  Rager, age 89 of Irwin, passed away on February 22, 2024 at the St. Anne Home in Greensburg. She was born on April 15, 1934, in Herminie, a daughter of the late John and Lois Tinsman Leisure. Joyce cherished her role as a homemaker, and loved spending time with her family. She enjoyed working on puzzles, crafting, ceramics, needlepoint, word searches and was an avid reader. In addition to her parents, Joyce was preceded in death by her sister Judith Mori and a daughter, Debbie Montini.. She is survived by her son, Dr. David Ross, daughter-in-law Sue Ross, grandchildren Jaime Knauff, Kelsey Ross, Jacey Ross, and great-grandchildren Julianna, Lilliana, and Alexander. Friends will be received  at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon PA, on Monday, February 26th  from 2-4 PM. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


David Morton

February 23, 2024 |

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

David L. Morton, age 70 of North Huntingdon, passed away on February 22, 2024 at his home while surrounded by his wife and children. He was born on May 5, 1953 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Donald and Margery Malone Morton. Prior to his retirement, David was employed as an Electrical Engineer for First Energy, formerly West Penn Power. He was a graduate of both Norwin High School, Class of 1971, and the University of Pittsburgh, Class of 1975 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. David attended St. Agnes Church with his family, and was an active member within the Boy Scouts . He enjoyed traveling, especially to Notre Dame and Virginia Tech, working on cars, and assembling his annual Lionel Christmas train display.  David is survived by his beloved wife Cindy Lenhart, son Daniel (Traci) Morton, daughters Dr. Laura Morton Newhouser (Dr. Shane), and Jennifer O'Mahony (Pat), brother Robert Morton (Cindy), sisters Nancy Goblesky (Donald Jr.) and Donna Dolekary (James), grandchildren Luke, Cecelia, Matthias, Audrey, and Lydia, and numerous extended family members. Visitation will be held on Monday from 4-8 PM at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA 15642. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place in St. Agnes Church on Tuesday at 9:30 AM.  PLEASE GO DIRECTLY TO THE CHURCH. Interment will follow in Brush Creek Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the AHN Nursing Fund at Forbes Hospital. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Patricia J. Fouser

February 22, 2024 |

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

Patricia J. Fouser, age 92, of Dravosburg, passed away on Thursday, February 22, 2024, in Kane Community Living Center, McKeesport. Born in Pitcairn on October 11, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Ira and Louise (Hicks) Smith. 

 She was Catholic by faith. She enjoyed bingo, was an avid reader, especially articles about WW II, enjoyed war movies, was a wonderful cook and an avid hot tea drinker.

Patricia was the wife of the late Kenneth Fouser; mother of Robert (Jane Ann) Fouser of Dravosburg, Kenneth Fouser of Bedford, Jack (Judy) Fouser of West Mifflin, Jill (late Al) Ernst of West Mifflin, Kathy (John) Armstrong of Liberty Boro, David (Karen) Fouser of Xenia, OH and Scott Fouser of Dravosburg; grandmother of Robert, Dena, John, Joshua, Joshlynn, Becky, J.C., Brett, Brian, Brad, Jenny, Michael, David Jr., Justin and Andrew; and 16 great grandchildren. 

 Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2024, from 12 noon-4 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 where a Funeral Service will take place at the conclusion of visitation at 4:00 p.m., with Pastor Jeff Lukacs, officiating. Burial will take place in Richland Cemetery at a later date.

 


William Rondell "Delly" Alred

February 22, 2024 |

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

William Rondell "Delly" Alred, age 49, of McKeesport, died February 16, 2024, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital.  Born August 27, 1974, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of Choya Suiter and the late William H. Miller and husband of Tammy (Raynak) Alred.  In addition to his mother and wife, Delly is survived by children, Rondell Alred, Devin Raynak, and Dustin Raynak; granddaughters, Nevaeh, Myla, and Jocelynn; a brother, Gary (Monisha) Alred; niece, Tahjere Alred, and many aunts, uncles, nephews, and cousins.  Arrangements were entrusted to Willig Funeral Home & Crematory.  Condolences and memories may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremtionservices.com.  Charles Danforth, Supervisor

 


Diane L. Verdish

February 22, 2024 |

By Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home - Crematory | Posted in: Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory

Diane Lynn Verdish, age 68, of White Oak, died surrounded by family on February 19, 2024. Born October 15, 1955, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Dan and Virginia (Ciolak) Verdish. Diane retired from U.S. Steel, Edgar Thompson Works, where she was one of few women in a male-dominated profession.

 

 
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Thomas P. Dunmire

February 21, 2024 |

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

Thomas P. Dunmire, age 79 of North Huntingdon died February 21, 2024, at Transitions, North Huntingdon. He was born November 16, 1944, a son of the late Harry W. and Jean Barrett Dunmire. He was a graduate of Westinghouse Memorial High School. Serving as both secretary and treasurer of the Larimer VFD Social Club, Tom enjoyed spending time with his friends and socializing. Prior to his retirement, Tom was employed by WABTEC in the shipping department. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Taber. He is survived by one brother, Larry Dunmire; a sister, Rose Dworek; and three nephews Ron Taber (Vickey) and their son Shannon (Claudia), and their children Milo and Rachael (Nick) Carter, and their children Delaney and Lydia, Daniel Taber, and Bobby Taber (Mona) and their children Jessie and Bobby.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Larimer Volunteer Fire Department.  Visitation will be Sunday 1-4 PM with a service at 4PM at James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, Pa 15642 www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Gloria J (Greco) Heisler

February 21, 2024 |

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

Gloria J (Greco) Heisler, 77, passed away Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at St. Anne’s Home Greensburg PA. She was born February 3, 1947 and was the daughter of the late Domenick Greco and Eugenia Dell of Sewickley PA. Gloria was preceded in death by her late husband, Walter Heisler and brother Henry Greco. Gloria worked for McKeesport Hospital in the dietary department as a cook for 11 years. Her passions include cooking, playing her guitar and spending quality time with her family. She was a devoted Christian and a member of The Church in Sutersville, PA. 

 
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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.

 


Jean Agnes Lewis

February 20, 2024 |

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

Jean Agnes Lewis, age 96, died peacefully after a long, full life on February 19, 2024. She was born in McKeesport on February 26, 1927 and is the daughter of the late Neil and Henrietta McKenzie Middleton of McKeesport and sister of the late Neil “Skip” Middleton.

 
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Eugene A. "Geno" "Fonzy" Hamar

February 20, 2024 |

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

Eugene A. “Geno” “Fonzy” Hamar, age 60, of West Mifflin, passed away on Monday, February 19, 2024, at home, in the presence of his family. Born in McKeesport on July 30, 1963, he was the son of the late Robert J. “Chip” and Sheila H. (Holahan) Hamar. He was a custodian for the University of Pittsburgh, a former altar server at Sts. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church-Duquesne and enjoyed watching TV and sitting on his back porch.

Eugene is the beloved husband of 21 years to Deloris “Dee” (Cutshall) Hamar. He is survived by his beloved dog and faithful companion, “Cupcake.” He is the brother of Maureen (Dr. Thomas) Reilly of Morrisville, NC, Roberta (Don) Baker of Dormont, Sandy Hamar of Brentwood, James Hamar of West Mifflin, Judy Hamar of West Mifflin, John (Becky) Hamar of Brentwood, Joseph (Sherri) Hamar of West Mifflin, Jeffrey (Laurie) Hamar of Brackney, PA, Sheila (Chris) Radovic of West Mifflin, Patty (Earl) Andersen of Seattle, WA and Karen (Robert “Skip”) Williams of West Mifflin; brother-in-law, Michael (Jen) Cutshall of Clairton; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Friday, February 23, 2024 from 2-8 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 Funeral Service will be held at the conclusion of visitation at 8:00 p.m., with Rev. Dan D’Antonio officiating.

 


Valerie S. Miller

February 20, 2024 |

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

Valerie S. Miller, 63 of North Huntingdon died February 19, 2024 at her home. She was born January 28, 1961 in Jeannette, a daughter of the late William C. and Jennie Mae Ressler. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Irwin. She graduated from Norwin High School Class of 1980. She enjoyed gardening, camping, fishing, puzzles, playing solitaire, listening to music, and spending time with her granddog Memphis. Val was employed by Accessibilities as a caregiver for her brother. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her nephew Jeremy Radziwon. She is survived by her daughter Brittany Miller (Brad); beloved sister Vickie Radziwon (Butch); brother Billy Ressler; nephew, Tony and (April), great nieces and nephews, Anthony, Aubrea, and Lexi; and former husband and friend Bruce. Visitation will be Thursday 2-4 & 6-7 PM, followed by a service at 7 PM at James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike. In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to American Cancer Society. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


 

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