John S. Kovach

June 22, 2019 |

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

John S. Kovach, 94, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, June 21, 2019.  He was born December 29, 1924 in McKeesport, son of the late Steven and Elizabeth (Fulop) Kovach.  Prior to his retirement, John was a machinist for Genuine Tool Company and a WWII veteran having served in the US Army.  John served in the Battery B 489th Coast Artillery Battalion and received WWII Victory Medal and two Bronze Star Medals while serving in Europe.  He was a member of the 11th Ward Club, McKeesport, White Oak American Legion and enjoyed going to his hunting camp at Camp Glenn, Snowshoe.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Florence McCarthy Kovach; five sisters; and one brother.  He is survived by his sons, Thomas Kovach and his wife, Joanne; John Kovach and his wife, Camille; sister, Grace Balogh; and grandchildren, Kelly (Tim) Mediate, John (Courtney) Kovach, Michael (Felicia) Kovach, Kathryn "Katie" Kovach; and two great-grandchildren, Sophia and Kace.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.  A funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment to follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles. Donations may be made to St. Joseph Indian School (give.stjo.org) in memory of John.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

Ruth N. McAtee

June 22, 2019 |

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

Ruth N. (Gobbels) McAtee, 93, of North Huntingdon, passed away peacefully on Friday, June  21, 2019 at the Elizabeth Seton Home in Greensburg. She was born March 8, 1926 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late John and Anna  Gobbels. She was the wife of the late George D. McAtee, Jr, who passed away in 2016. Ruth was a mother, homemaker and had a career working for Precise Metals and Plastics, Westinghouse Air Brake, and the McKeesport Chamber of Commerce. Ruth was a member of St. Agnes Church, the Christian Mothers and White Oak AARP.

 
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William A. Henshawe

June 21, 2019 |

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

On Friday, June 14, 2019, William A. Henshawe, age 79, of McKeesport passed away.  Beloved husband of Annette (Juliano) Henshawe.  Loving father of Sam Juliano, Dan (Lisa) Henshawe, Tammy (Scott) Howard, and Kim Henshawe.  Grandfather of Danielle Henshawe, Jason Henshawe, Brendon Henshawe, Jordan Henshawe, Kayla Henshawe, Ciera Clifton, Kara Clifton, and Ashley Howard.  Great-Grandfather of Amari Clifton.

 
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Carolyn “Carol” (Lenhart) Weiss

June 21, 2019 |

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

Carolyn “Carol” (Lenhart) Weiss, age 87, died Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at Redstone Highlands in North Huntingdon. She was born October 10, 1931 in Circleville, North Huntingdon Township, a daughter of the late J. Rush and Ruby (Davidson) Lenhart. Carolyn graduated from North Huntingdon High School class of 1949, attended Burroughs Business School and worked for the National Supply company in Pittsburgh. She was the organist for the former Bethel United Presbyterian Church and a Sunday school teacher. Carolyn received a B.A. from Muskingum College and taught for 17 years in the Gateway School District. She did graduate work at the University of Pittsburgh, Penn State and the University of Indiana of Pennsylvania. She was a member of Hannastown Golf Club, Greensburg Garden Club, the National Retired Teachers Association, the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees, the U.S. Golf Association, and a former volunteer at the Redstone Highlands.
 
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Laurine A. Emert

June 20, 2019 |

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

Laurine A. Emert, age 66, of North Huntingdon formerly of Duquesne, passed away on June 18, 2019 at UPMC McKeesport.  Born in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Edward & Margaret (Stiefel) Emert.  She was a retired clerk stenographer for the Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation, and she liked reading, was a lover of animals, an avid Pokemon player and was very generous to Veterans & animal causes. She is survived by cousins William Martz & Family of Penn Hills and good friends Judy Wagner & her family Tracy (Jim) Kovar, Breena Kovar & Bailey Kovar of North Huntingdon.  Friends received at the Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300, on Thursday, June 20, from 6-8 p.m. with a funeral service at 7:30 p.m. at the Funeral Home with Rev. Thomas Lewandowski officiating.  Burial in Riverview Cemetery.

 

Dana Mikell

June 20, 2019 |

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

Dana Mikell, 61, of McKeesport, Pennsylvania, departed this life on Monday, June 17, 2019, at home.

He was born December 31, 1957, in McKeesport, son of the late Frank Mikell and Doris Washington.  He was also preceded in death by his brother, Kenneth Mikell.

Dana took pride in his work as a Salesperson for Brooks Brothers for twenty-one years.

Left to cherish him and his memory are his daughters, Dayna Mikell and Teahauna Floyd both of Pittsburgh; three grandchildren; siblings, Cuyler Mikell, Marva Mikell, Charles Martin, and Darnell Martin, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends.

 
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Nancy K. Smider

June 20, 2019 |

Published By Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home | Posted in: Jefferson Memorial Cemetery Funeral Home

Nancy K. Smider, age 69, of Dravosburg, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, June 20, 2019.

Nancy started her career working at Allegheny County Airport for Page Airways and retiring as a Flight Administrator for Corporate Air after working there for 19 years. She loved her lifelong friends the "CalGirls" who will miss her dearly, listening to her Oldies, and her trips to the Rivers.

Nancy is survived by her loving brother, "Jack" (Andrea) Kunzic; as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends.

 
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Marjorie E. Petkus

June 20, 2019 |

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

Marjorie E. Petkus, age 89, of Pitcairn, died Thursday, June 20, 2019. She was born on June 17, 1930 in Pitcairn, the daughter of the late Charles and Edna Dent Waite.

She is survived by her husband; George Petkus, and daughters; Sandi Petkus of Indiana, PA, Beverly Cechman of Pitcairn; son-in-law, Kenneth Cechman of Pitcairn; and sister-in-law, Helen Waite of Turtle Creek.

Services were held at Striffler’s of White Oak Cremation and Mortuary Services, Inc., 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, Supervisor  412-678-6177). To share a memory or condolence, please visit www.strifflerfuneralhomes.com.

 

Lois M. Rennie

June 20, 2019 |

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

Lois M. (Mowry) Rennie, 88, of Elizabeth, PA,  and Port St. Lucie, FL, passed away peacefully on June 19, 2019. She was born August 7, 1930 on the Mowry family farm in Jefferson Hills and was the daughter of the late Paul and Erma (Beam) Mowry. She was the wife of the late Harvey Wesley Rennie, Jr,  who passed away November 7, 2016. Lois was a member and Church Secretary of the Elizabeth United Methodist Church and was very active with the United Methodist Women. She was also a member of the Elizabeth Volunteer Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary and the Rio Lindo Garden Club of Port St. Lucie.

 
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John "Jack" J. Simon

June 19, 2019 |

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

John "Jack" J. Simon, 83, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, June 19, 2019.   He was born May 11, 1936 in McKeesport, son of the late John and Susan (Sitte) Simon.  Prior to his retirement, Jack was an analytical technician for Westinghouse, Waltz Mill, a member of the Pennsylvania Air National Guard, the Free Hungarian Reformed Church of McKeesport and enjoyed antique cars.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Rosemary (Dinley) Simon.  He is survived by his son, Jon Simon; daughters, Laura Dolgas and her husband, Thomas, Tracy Nardozzo and her husband, Gregory; sister, Sally (Eugene) Buchleitner; and four grandchildren, Emily and Elena Dolgas, and Leah and Rocco Nardozzo.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Thursday from 4-8 p.m.  A funeral service will take place on Friday at a time to be announced in the funeral home chapel.  Entombment to follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association or Alzheimer's Association.  The family would like to thank the staff at Mount Vernon of Elizabeth for their compassionate care that they provided for Jack.   www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

Robert J. Mills, Jr.

June 19, 2019 |

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

Robert J. Mills, Jr., age 57, of Irwin, passed away Monday June 17, 2019. He was born September 6, 1961 in McKeesport, a son of Robert J. Mills Sr. and the late Gladys Mills. He was an Air Force veteran that went onto become a registered nurse and for the last 6 years worked for AMN Mobile Nursing. He was a past member of the Adamsburg Fire and Rescue #14. In addition to his father, he is survived by his children Patrick Mills and Genna Mills both of Irwin; former wife Donna Mills; and brother Kevin Mills of Latrobe.
 
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Virginia Anne Cynkar

June 18, 2019 |

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

Virginia Anne Cynkar, age 94, of McKeesport, died June 17, 2019, at Easy Living Country Estates of Hunker, PA. Born July 14, 1924, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Anne (Nechor) Cynkar.
Virginia was a retired staff nurse with US Steel Corporation. She was a graduate of McKeesport High school, McKeesport Hospital School of Nursing and the University of Pittsburgh with a Master's degree in Nursing Education.

 
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Lawrence Michael Sikorski

June 18, 2019 |

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

Lawrence Michael Sikorski, age 53, of Liberty Borough, died June 16, 2019, at UPMC McKeesport. Born July 28, 1965, he was the son of S. Larry and Marianne (Ladzun) Sikorski. A contractor by trade, he graduated from GM with a Master Technician Certification.

 
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William Edward Dreer

June 18, 2019 |

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

William E. Dreer, age 74, of McKeesport, died on June 15, 2019. Born Novermber 10, 1944, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Samuel and Charlotte Hodge.
He had a strong passion for fishing, family events and motorcycles.

 
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Raymond D. Graboski

June 18, 2019 |

Published By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Raymond D. Graboski, 59, of Austin Texas, died Thursday June 13, 2019. He is the son of Raymond and Dorothy (Kwiatkowski) Graboski. He is survived by his wife Christina Graboski; step-daughters Andrea, Alexis, and Abigail Jiminez; siblings Lynn (Robert) Barnes and Laurie (Jack) Graboski; nephews Robert (Katie) Barnes and Michael Barnes; and great-nephew Roman Barnes. Friends received  at the Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport. A funeral mass will  be held at Queen of the Rosary Parish Thursday June 20 at 11am with Father Wojcicki. Interment following Round Hill Cemetery. 

 

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