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Ronald W. Martin

April 12, 2021 |

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

Ronald William Martin, age 70, of Versailles passed away on April 8, 2021 at UPMC McKeesport. Born March 23, 1951 he was the son of the late Edward and Margaret (Cooley) Martin. He worked as a collection specialist at Bank of America and PNC Bank and was a member of the Lions Club in Versailles. Ronald is survived by his wife Frances C. (Thomas) Martin; son Michael (Stacy) Martin of Plum; daughter Julie Martin of Versailles; grandchildren Ryan and Austin; twin brother Donald (Debbie) Martin of McKeesport; brother Garry (Jean) Martin of Baldwin; and several nieces and nephews.

 
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Gary R. Marts

April 12, 2021 |

By James F. Kutch Funeral Home - Crematory | Posted in: James F. Kutch Funeral Home - Crematory

On Friday April 9, 2021. Gary age 84 of East McKeesport passed away peacefully at home.  Son of the late Floyd and Ruth Marts.  Beloved father of John (Joann) Marts, Donald (Christine) Marts, Ron (Mala) Marts, Randy Marts, and Grant (Tiffani) Marts. Dear grandfather of Jayme, Nick, Lyndsey, Lee, Alana, Marshall, Sydney, Sierra, Nicholas, Katy, Evianna, Valerius, and Monroe. Also 10 great-grandchildren. Gary was preceded in death by brother Deane and sons Ronald and Richard.  Gary was a lifelong member of the McKeesport Gun Club and former owner of Marts Drilling.

 
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Margaret A. (Cortazzo) Ily

April 12, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

Margaret A Ily, 86 of Wilmerding, died peacefully on Friday April 9, 2021. She was the daughter of the late Frank and Lena (Ingagliato) Cortazzo. The wife of late Raymond Ily. Loving mother to Carleen (Paul) Gagetta and Dominick Ily. Adoring grandmother to Maria Margaret Gagetta; sister of the late Patrick (surviving Lois) Cortazzo and Helena (Larry) Sobek. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and special friend Dolores Krisher (Sissy).

Margaret was a retired Nurses Aide at Braddock Hospital. Her heart was filled with care and kindness her entire life. Margaret is especially remembered by her homemade spaghetti sauce and pizzelles. Her family will continue traditions for years to come.

The family would like to thank LGAR Health & Rehabilitation for their wonderful care and compassion to Margaret since 2015.

 
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Raymond C. Zecchini

April 10, 2021 |

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

Raymond C. Zecchini, age 83, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at home. He was a retired fitter for People's Gas Co. He was a member of St. Joachim and Anne Parish, St. Michael Church in Elizabeth Twp. and an Army veteran during the Cold War, serving with the 33rd Tank Battalion 3rd Armored Division. He enjoyed golfing and all animals. Born October 10, 1937 in Frank, he was a son of the late Raymond and Ruth (Marks) Zecchini. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Marlene P. (Pomycala) Zecchini; stepmother, Mary Simco Zecchini of Munhall; stepsiblings, Debbie (Dave) Taylor of Munhall and Al (Cathy) Simco of North Huntingdon; also, nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation and services were private. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Edward J. Babyak

April 09, 2021 |

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

Edward J. Babyak, age 84, of McKeesport, died April 4, 2021, at UPMC East in Monroeville. Born August 23, 1936, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late John and Mary (Cuprinkova) Babyak and the husband of Helen K. (Stefko) Babyak for over 55 years.

 
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Howard (Howie) James Reid, Sr.

April 09, 2021 |

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

Howard (Howie) James Reid, Sr. 74, of Duquesne, was born on September 28, 1946, in Pittsburgh, PA.  He was the beloved son of the late Russell James and Helen Louise (Turner) Reid. Howard departed this life on April 6, 2021, at the VA Hospital in Oakland Pa. He was preceded in death by his father, mother, grandmother, Cora Williams, Aunt Henrietta Reid and two brothers, Donald Reid, Sr. and (Baby) Richard Reid.

Howard graduated from Duquesne High School in 1967. He also graduated from CCAC, South where he focused on photography. He entered the US Army in 1967 and served in the Vietnam War where he received medals and awards.  Howard started his career at US Steel Homestead Works in 1970.  His career there ended 1985 after the mill closed. Howie enjoyed fishing with his friends and family. 

He loved watching sports, especially football and basketball.  He loved western and action movies, and watching the news.  He loved all types of music, especially jazz. He coached Duquesne little league baseball and midget football.  Howie transported many children in the Duquesne school district to and from school on the Blue Pap Pap Van.  Howie was a jitney driver for many years, before opening his own station in 2011, he called it “HOWIE’S CAR SERVICE”.  It remained open until 2020.  Howie enjoyed spending time with the love of his life Rosie Mae, grandchildren/great grandchildren, family and friends.  He loves to tease people and joke around.  He enjoyed traveling with his wife.

 
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Dorothy J. (Wislocky) Dutka

April 09, 2021 |

By William Snyder Funeral Home | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Dorothy J. (Wislocky) Dutka, 85, of North Huntingdon, PA, died Wednesday, April 7, 2021, in Excela Westmoreland Hospital. She was born January 25, 1936, in Trafford, a daughter of the late Stephen Paul and Catherine (Marchand) Wislocky. Dorothy was the last surviving founding member of Calvary Church, where she served as the Accountant/Bookkeeper until her retirement at the age of 77.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband John Dutka; also siblings Stephen Paul Wislosky Jr., Natalie Bertola, Marie Dutka, Johnny Wislosky, and David Wislosky. She is survived by her children Gary Dutka and his wife Suzanne of TX, Stephen Dutka of Claridge, Sharon Kaufman and her husband Paul of North Huntingdon, and Wendy Englund and her husband Bob of VA; her grandchildren Chad Hughes, Kelly Dowdrick, Harley, Sierra, Brett and Tanner Hughes, Aaron and Adam Dutka, and Nolan, Marina and Brendon Englund; sisters- and brother-in-law Rose Marie Estrella, Virginia McGechie, and Bill Priatko; and nieces and nephews.

 
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Lisa M. Tedrow

April 09, 2021 |

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

Lisa M. Tedrow, age 59, of West Newton, formerly of Elizabeth, passed away on Friday, April 9, 2021 at Allegheny General Hospital. She was a bus driver for the Belle Vernon School District. Born April 11, 1961 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of Marian (Minda) Gallo of Clairton and the late Sonny Gallo.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by daughter, Jamie Williams of Uniontown; son, Brad (Jocelyn) Yurkovich of Vail, AZ; grandchildren, Anna, Owen, Hailey, Eliza and Morgan; sister, Donna Bergman of Franklin Park; brother, Adam (Saundra) Gallo of Wickhaven; stepmother, Vicki Gallo of Webster; companion, Charlie Balko of West Newton; also, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

 
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John Vincent Messina

April 09, 2021 |

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

It’s with a sad heart to announce that John Vincent Messina passed away on the afternoon of April 6th, 2021. He was preceded in death by his parents Jack and Pauline (Battaglia) Messina, formerly of Carnegie, PA.

 
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Frances C. McNeil

April 09, 2021 |

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

Frances C. McNeil, age 89, of Port Vue, died Saturday, April 3, 2021. She was born in Glassport, August 22, 1931 and is the daughter of the late John A. and Genevieve Kwiatkowski Dworek. She was the wife of the late Cornelius John McNeil, Jr. Along with raising her seven children, she was a waitress at the former Lemon Tree Restaurant in McKeesport and also was a teachers’ aide for the McKeesport Area School District.

 
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Helen Dorothy Popovic

April 08, 2021 |

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

Helen Dorothy Popovic, age 102, of Port Vue, died on April 8, 2021. Born On, August 17, 1918 she is the daughter of the late Michael T. and Anna Gdovic Tutko, and the wife of the late Stephen P. Popovic.

 
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Carol Ann Hall

April 08, 2021 |

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

Carol Ann Hall, age 78 of Confluence, passed away on Thursday, April 8, 2021 in Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown.  Born February 14, 1943 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Rose (Buldak) Pacewicz and wife of the late George Hall.  Carol helped as an assembler for area group homes over the years.  She is survived by her sisters Patricia Tolner of North Huntingdon and Joan Fazekas of Glassport.  Besides her parents and husband, Carol was preceded in death by her brothers Eugene, Bernard, Leonard, Thomas, and Joseph Pacewicz.

 
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Jay W. Hobby

April 08, 2021 |

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

Jay W. Hobby, age 72, of Port Vue, died April 6, 2021, at home. Born April 21, 1948, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late James T. Hobby, Jr., and Emma Elizabeth (Bryant) Hobby-Tarli and the step-son of Sam Tarli and husband of Kathy (Laczko) Hobby.

Jay retired from the Allegheny County Jail, where he was a Correctional Officer. He was a member of the ACRA. Jay was a US Army veteran serving as a medic during Vietnam. He was also a member of the Dravosburg American Legion Post #380. He enjoyed golf, playing softball in his early years, and riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle. Jay's greatest joy was his family and their happiness.

 
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John Albert Goodrum

April 08, 2021 |

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

John Albert Goodrum, age 74, of Clairton died on Sunday, April 4, 2021.  He was born in Clairton on September 4, 1946 and is the son of the late James and Betty Penn Goodrum. 

He retired from Exxon Mobil in Connecticut after many years of service.

 
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Robert P. Contini

April 08, 2021 |

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

Robert P. Contini, age 74, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Sunday, April 4, 2021 at St. Barnabas Health System. He was a retired park manager for Allegheny County and a member of St. Joachim and Anne Parish, St. Michael Church in Elizabeth Twp. Born September 16, 1946 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Robert and Violet (Julian) Contini. He is survived by his twin sister, Yolanda Contini of Gibsonia; brother, Perry (Paula) Contini of Gibsonia; nieces and nephews, Lee Contini, Giuliana Contini, Mariella Contini, Cassandra Bodnar, Bryan Benedict, the late Parrish Benedict; sister-in-law, Rita Contini of Elizabeth. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brother, Ronald Contini. A memorial service will take place at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to White Oak Animal Safe Haven, 2295 Lincoln Way White Oak, PA 15131. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.