Charles James Derkas

April 20, 2018 |

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

Charles James Derkas, age 83 of Versailles, passed away on Thursday, April 19, 2018 in Monroeville Rehabilitation and Wellness Center.  Born January 19, 1935 in Versailles, he was a son of the late Charles James and Julia A. (Mallak) Derkas.  A former carpet installer for Ruben's Furniture Company in McKeesport who also worked as a warehouseman for Mead Paper Company, Charles was a member of St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church in Christy Park and a US Navy Veteran of the Korean War. 

 
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Margaret Ann Derkas

April 20, 2018 |

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

Margaret Ann Derkas, age 83 of Versailles, passed away on Thursday, April 19, 2018 in Monroeville Rehabilitation and Wellness Center.  Born May 15, 1934 in Greensburg, she was a daughter of the late Emerson E. and Florence I. (Swauger) Miller.  A secretary at the former Eger Motors in McKeesport and a member of St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church in Christy Park, Margaret passed hours after her husband, the late Charles James Derkas.  

 
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Raymond J. Macheck

April 20, 2018 |

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

Raymond J. Machek, age 88, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital. He was born February 17, 1930 in Duquesne, PA, a son of the late Joseph D. and Mary Irene (Petrak) Machek.

 
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Arliss Joyce Harper

April 19, 2018 |

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

Arliss Joyce Harper, age 78, of Glassport, died Wednesday, April 18, 2018.  She was born in McKeesport on February 26, 1940.  She is the daughter of the late Kenneth and the late Mary Grace Evans Jones.  She was preceded in death by her husbands, Donald Lewandosky, John Fasiska, and James H. Harper, Jr. 

Arliss was employed at the Amvets in McKeesport for several years.

She is survived by her children, Tammy Lynn (Thurman D.) Smith of Canyon Lake, Texas, Daniel (Evelyn) Lewandosky of Sutersville, John (Christine) Fasiska of Boynton Beach, Florida and Kelly (Rod) Brinker of Rillton; grandchildren, Monique Semian, Malory Bailey, Ryan Fasiska and Derek Fasiska; great-grandchildren, Haley, Miranda, Ethan, Haley, Nolan, Alex and Conor; brothers, Kenneth Jones, Terrance and Andrew Dzvonick.  She is preceded in death by Ronald, Charles and Robert Jones, Dolores Kooy, Arlene Lay, and Darrell Dzvonick.  A special thank you to her doctors, David Harinstein, Kevin Kane, Susan Rakfal and Family Hospice & Palliative Care; and also for their wonderful care, Andrew “Buddy” and Debra Dzvonick.

Services were held Thursday, April 19, 2018 at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation & Mortuary Services (Sue Striffler Galaski, Supervisor 412-678-6177). 

Condolences may be made at www.strifflerfuneralhomes.com.

 
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Donald Hickman

April 19, 2018 |

Published By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

It is with sadness in their hearts that the family of Donald Hickman announces his passing, and entrance into eternal life on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. He was a devoted, caring, and dedicated family man and will be deeply missed by his loved ones.  He was born in Dravosburg on December 4, 1930 to the late Adam and Myra Leadbeater Hickman.  Donald will be greatly missed by his loving wife, of 67 wonderful years, Mary Lou; children, Daniel Hickman, Patty (Gerald) Tedesco, Karen (Bryan) Snodgrass; grandchildren, Gerald (Kristen) Tedesco Jr., Jonathan (Robyn) Tedesco, Jamie (William) Dugas, Kylie Snodgrass, Alyssa Snodgrass, Jacob Snodgrass; great-grandchildren, Caleb, Tristan, Marisa, Dominic and Isabella, as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.  Along with his parents, Donald was preceded in death by 6 brothers and 1 sister.  Donald was a lifelong resident of Dravosburg, and a graduate of McKeesport High School.  He served in the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict, was retired from US Steel Research Lab in Monroeville in 1984, and owned and operated the distributorship for the McKeesport Daily News and Pittsburgh Press in Dravosburg for 40 years. Don was a devout Christian his entire life, leading many people to understand God’s love for them.  He was an accomplished baseball pitcher for McKeesport High School, many local sandlot teams, and Mitchell Air Force Base.   In 1953, he was offered to try-out for the Pittsburgh Pirates.  The family is especially grateful for the exceptional kindness, concern and care from all of his caregivers, especially Caitlin Sostaric and Alexa Paranzino, his primary caregivers.  Visitation will take place Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 1 – 8 pm at I. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 203 4th Street, Dravosburg,  PA 15034. A memorial service will take place on Monday April 23, 2018 at Amity Presbyterian Church in Dravosburg at 11:00 am followed by interment at Richland Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Catholic Hospice at catholichospicepgh.org. Online condolences may be offered at wwwfinneyfuneralhome.com

 

John Fenster

April 19, 2018 |

Published By William H. Craig Funeral Home | Posted in: William H Craig Funeral Home

John (Shaffer) Fenster,45 of McKeesport passed away suddenly on April 15.2018. He was born September 6,1972 in McKeesport.

 
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Rocco R. Tedesco

April 18, 2018 |

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

Rocco “Rocky” R. Tedesco, 94 of McKeesport, PA passed away on April 17, 2018 in Meadville, PA.  He was born on January 22, 1924 in Fayette County, PA son of the late Frank Tedesco and Anna Marie (DiPierro) Tedesco.  Rocco married Dorothy H. Schmipf on March 1, 1947.  She preceded him in death on July 11, 2008. Rocco served in the Army as part of the Blackhawk Division.  He was awarded the American Theater Ribbon, EAME Theater Ribbon with a Bronze Star, Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon, Good Conduct Ribbon and a Victory Medal.  Rocco was the owner and operator of Cannon-Tedesco Concrete.  He enjoyed neighborhood activities, flower gardens and helping others in his community.

          

 
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Yolanda Majzer

April 18, 2018 |

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

Yolanda Majzer, age 57, of McKeesport, died April 13, 2018. She was born in St. Croix, Virgina Islands on June 1, 1960. She is the daughter of Phoebie Henry Monell of Elizabeth and the late Marciano Monell. She was a former bus driver for PA Coach Lines for approximately 28 years.

 
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Caroline M. Madera

April 18, 2018 |

Published By Willig Funeral Home - Cremation Services | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Cremation Services

Caroline M. Madera, age 83, of McKeesport, died April 15, 2018, at home. Born December 8, 1934, in Braddock, PA, she was the daughter of the late Steven and Caroline (Lyoch) Wargo, and the ex-wife of late husband Ruben Madera.

 
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Edmund E. "Mickey" Adamek

April 18, 2018 |

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

Edmund E. "Mickey" Adamek, age 93, of Greenock, died April 17, 2018, at Locust Grove of West Mifflin. Born February 25, 1925, in Port Vue, he was the son of the late Jan and Aniela (Kotulsky) Adamek and the husband of Laura (Michalek) Adamek.

 
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Lois Banks

April 17, 2018 |

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

Lois D. Banks, age 87, of McKeesport, died April 11, 2018, at Trinity-West Hospital.

 
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Mary Lou McMarlin

April 17, 2018 |

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

Mary Lou McMarlin, age 67, of Coraopolis, died April 15, 2018, at UPMC McKeesport.

 
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Christine "Gertrude" Will

April 17, 2018 |

Published By Willig Funeral Home - Cremation Services | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Cremation Services

Christine “Gertrude” Will of Elizabeth Township, died April 11, 2018 at St. Barnabas Nursing Home in Gibsonia, PA.  She was 100 years old.  Gertrude was born on May 22, 1917 in Nauborn, Germany.  She is the daughter of the late Johannes and Christine (Kuhn) Will.

 
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Margaret (Kolesar) Zoscak

April 16, 2018 |

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

Margaret (Kolesar) Zoscak, 88, of Elizabeth Township, died Sunday, April 15, 2018. She was born December 10, 1929 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Michael and Susan (Hudak) Kolesar. She was the wife of the late Joseph Lawrence Zoscak who died February 2, 2002. Margaret was a member of the former Holy Trinity Church in McKeesport and was a graduate of McKeesport High School. Her favorite joys in life were working at the various clothing fashion stores during McKeesport's "Booming Days"  in the 40's and 50's. She loved being home and helping her mom and dad and enjoyed listening to the music of her time. She was also an avid bird enthusiast. She is survived by her son, Jeffrey Zoscak of Monroeville, brother, Richard (Rita) Kolesar of East McKeesport, nieces, nephews and cousins.

 
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Fred August Happe Jr.

April 16, 2018 |

Published By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Fred August Happe Jr., 76, of Clairton, formerly of Bridgeville, passed away at home on Sunday April 15, 2018.  He was born in Upper St. Clair on May 17, 1941 to the late Fred A. and Mary Happe Sr. Fred is survived by daughter, Mary Elizabeth (Jack) Happe Arelt of Brentwood; son, Fred A. Happe of Tarentum; grandchildren, Michelle, Daniel, Joshua; great-grandchildren, Aleena, D.J., Daevon, Jaylee, Jonathan; brothers, Ronald Happe and Glen Happe both of FL.  Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by stepson Jody Happe.  Fred was a veteran of the US Army having served during the Vietnam War, was retired from the maintenance department of US Steel Clairton Works, was adept at electrical repair, and was a self-ordained pastor.  Arrangements have been entrusted to S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th Street, Clairton,  PA  15025.  The family suggests donations be made to the funeral home to help defray expenses.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

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