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Bruce A. Rush

August 18, 2019 |

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

Bruce A. Rush, age 66, of Smithton and formerly of Clairton, passed away on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at home. He was a retired millwright at U.S. Steel National Tube in McKeesport and a U.S. Navy Veteran of Vietnam. He was a member of the Smithton American Legion Post #790 and an avid tournament pool player in the APA League.

 
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Theodore M. "Bud" Schorr

August 18, 2019 |

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

THEODORE M. "BUD" SCHORR age 97, of West Mifflin, on August 16, 2019 at the home of his son. He was a son of the late Theodore and Irene (Manns) Schorr. Bud was retired from US Steel Duquense Work. A member of St. Joseph's Church, Duquense. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, writing to people and traveling. He proudly served his country in the Navy during World War II; husband of the late Mary Jane (Dougherty) Schorr; father of Janice Schorr of Salt Lake City, Utah and Paul (Amy) Schorr of West Mifflin; also five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren; brother of Jerry Schorr of White Oak, Rene (late Jim) Eisenhuth of Boalsburg, PA, the late Alberta Schorr, late Walter Schorr, late Theresa (late Bob) Fontanese, late Dolores (late Joseph) McKenna and late Mary (late Thomas) McAraw. Visitation Monday, August 19th from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave. Duquense 412-466-3300 where a blessing service will be held on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph's Church at 10 a.m. Celebrated by his nephews, Rev. John McKenna and Deacon Thomas McAraw. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery in West Mifflin with Military Honors. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project . 

 
 
 


Kenneth R. Rhodes Sr.

August 17, 2019 |

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

Kenneth R. Rhodes Sr., 56, of Irwin, died Saturday August 10, 2019. He was born December 9, 1962 in McKeesport, a son of the late David and Frieda (Miteneger) Rhodes and was also preceded in death by brothers Thomas and James Rhodes. Ken was a retired cook. He is survived by his children Tanya Edwards, Kenneth R. Rhodes Jr., and Brittany Rhodes; nine grandchildren; and the mother of his children Barbara Baxley.
 
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Theresa P. King

August 17, 2019 |

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

Theresa P. King, age 88, of West Mifflin passed away on August 16, 2019. She was born in McKeesport on Sept. 12, 1930. She was preceded in death by her parents, Peter and Nellie (Opilowski) Pobojeski, and 13 brothers and sisters.  She was retired from Equitable Gas Company after 34 years in billing.  She is survived by her loving daughter, Tracy King of Denver, CO, her grand dog Lola, and nieces and nephews. Services will be private.  Arrangements entrusted to Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home, Duquesne, PA.

 


William Richard Brown

August 17, 2019 |

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

William Richard Brown , 92, of Elizabeth Township, passed away at home on Friday, August 16, 2019. He was born February 7, 1927 in Elizabeth and was the son of the late Homer R. and Marjorie  (Thompson) Brown.  He was the  husband of the late Vera  (Meyers)  Brown who passed away October 17, 2012. They were married for 63 years. He was a member of the Elizabeth United Methodist Church and was a WWII US Navy Veteran. William was a retired Teacher and Counselor at North Irwin and Bethel Park School Districts.

 
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Col. Eugene Stanley Lynch

August 16, 2019 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Col. Eugene Stanley Lynch, 85, of Springfield, Va., died August 6, 2019. He was the son of Charles and Viola Lynch.

Survivors include his beloved wife of 62 years, Virginia Lynch who he referred to her as honey or sweetie and first met her as part of his First Holy Communion class 14 years earlier; sons Michael E. Lynch, William S. Lynch, Brian Lynch; daughters Kathleen Pepper, Pamela Ott; grandchildren, Jeremiah, Sammy, and Kristopher Pepper, Michelle Appel and Matthew Lynch, Courtney and Julianna Ott; great grandchildren Ben and Alexis Pepper; brother Henry Lynch; sister Eleanor Nigro; and wonderful nephews and nieces. Gene was predeceased by his brothers Carl and Leonard Lynch, sister Dolores Gabany.

Gene was a Cadet at West Point as part of the Class of 1956. He attended daily Mass at the Catholic Chapel which helped him throughout his four years. He was an excellent athlete and loved playing intramural sports with lacrosse being his favorite. He was a US Army Ranger Paratrooper in the 11th Airborne Division. He served in the Field Artillery during the Vietnam war. During his military service Gene coached his children’s sports teams and teaching his players the fundamentals. Coach Lynch immensely enjoyed his players improvements over the course of the season and his players loved playing for him. He served as an Usher and handed out bulletins at church.

After retiring from the Army in 1982, Colonel Lynch worked for Applied Research Corporation on NASA programs and later for Metters Industries rising to Chief Operating Officer until retiring from private industry.

 
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Vameer Davis

August 16, 2019 |

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

Vameer Davis, 37, of Rickenbacker, Ohio, departed this life on Saturday, August 10, 2019, in Hamilton Township, Ohio.

He was born August 8, 1982, in Pittsburgh, PA, son of Leevan and Ruth Lena Davis of Charlotte, North Carolina.

Vameer formerly attended Creative Ministries Berachah, while residing in the McKeesport area.  He worked for a shipping and handling company in Columbus as a Forklift Operator.

Left to cherish his memory are his mother and father, Leevan and Ruth Lena Davis of Charlotte, North Carolina; children, DeShea Davis and Triston Davis and their mother and his devoted companion of fourteen years, Britney N. Brown all of McKeesport; siblings, Leevan Jefferson of Florida, VanTara Burney of Kings Mountain, North Carolina, VanLavar and Leticia Davis of Turtle Creek, VeeJay Davis and Vonbreem and Kayla Davis both of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Jessica Gentile of Penn Hills, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

 
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Col. Paul R. Flebotte

August 16, 2019 |

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

 
Colonel Paul R. Flebotte, Army, Retired, age 79, of North Huntingdon, PA, passed away August 13, 2019. He was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, the son of French Canadian immigrants. He spent 30 years of service in the Army.
 
Paul began his military career by volunteering for the draft and enlisting in the infantry. During this period he served one year in Vietnam. After two years he enrolled in Officers Candidate School and received his commission upon graduation. Paul served a second tour in Vietnam. Military intelligence was his specialty. He served most notably as Army Attaché in Saudi Arabia and Morocco and Defense Attaché in Tunisia.
 
He is survived by Kathy, his wife of over 49 years, and by his son Shawn and wife Crystal; grandchildren Brendan, Olivia, Delaney and Landon; sister Esther Donahue; niece Renee Spring and husband Fred; nephew Mark Donahue and wife Kerry.
 
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Robert Pliska

August 16, 2019 |

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

Robert Pliska, age 72, of White Oak, died August 15, 2019, at home. Born January 20, 1947, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Mike and Victoria (Crocak) Pliska and the husband of the late Michelle (Sullivan) Pliska.

 
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Gloria Vereb

August 16, 2019 |

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

Gloria (Marochak) Vereb, age 64, of Belle Vernon, formerly of Elizabeth, passed away on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at Greenery Center for Rehab and Nursing. She was a sales representative for Hanover Foods and a member of St. Sebastian Parish in Belle Vernon. 

 
 
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Kathleen L. McKeown

August 16, 2019 |

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

Kathleen L. McKeown, 63, of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday, August 15, 2019.  She was born April 12, 1956 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Robert and Lois (Bell) Russi.  Kathleen was a graduate of Peters Township High School Class of 1974, and  loved to read and enjoyed making crafts.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, D.J. McKeown; and daughter, Dana Lynn McKeown.  She is survived by her loving husband of 42 years, David McKeown; brothers, Robert Russi, Brian Russi and his wife, Lisa;  Carol Dempsey and her husband, Joseph, Cheryl McIntyre and her husband, Danny; father-in-law, Eugene McKeown and his wife, Fran.  Friends will be received on Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday in the funeral home chapel. Interment to follow in South Versailles Cemetery, Coutler, Pa.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Norwin Lions Club for further assistance for the Blind. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Donald Anthony "Tony" Riggs

August 15, 2019 |

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

Donald Anthony “Tony” Riggs, age 66, of McKeesport, died Tuesday, August 13, 2019.  Born on April 7, 1953 and is the son of Lula Mae Riggs of McKeesport and the late Robert Bradley.  Donald was a graduate from McKeesport Area High School.  He was previously employed at Rendulic Meat Packing, Christy Park Works and retired from Port Authority after 26 years of service.  Starting from when he was a young boy, he loved all musical instruments, but especially the saxophone, and eventually became a member of The Workshop Band.  In addition, he was a member of the local F & AM Masonic Lodge.  Tony was loved by all who knew him and could be found with a smile on his face.

 
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Sophie R. Martin

August 15, 2019 |

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

Sophie R. Martin, 92, of White Oak, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 14, 2019. She was born November 12, 1926 in Corry and was the daughter of the late Stanley and Mary Slensky Romanosky.  She was the wife of of  Samuel A. Martin, who passed away January 24, 2003. She  was an active member of First Evangelical Free Church in McKeesport, she loved her church family and was involved with their White Cross Committee and other committees there.

 
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Mae Emily Anischenko

August 15, 2019 |

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

Mae Emily Anischenko, 85, passed away Thursday, August 15, 2019 at Eldercrest Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.  She was born, May 11, 1934 in Duquesne, daughter of the late Emil and Helen (Sveda) Anischenko.  Prior to her retirement, Mae was a nurses aid and a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish and AARP.  She is survived by her two brothers, Philip Anischenko and his wife, Elena and Paul Anischenko; sister, Pauline Nagy; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Monday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, North Huntingdon.  Interment will follow in St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Russian Cemetery, West Mifflin.   In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association in memory of Mae.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Joyce Berkovitz

August 15, 2019 |

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

Joyce Berkovitz, age 82, of White Oak, formally of Glassport, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Wed. Aug. 14, 2019. She was born in McKeesport on Oct. 6, 1936 and is the daughter of the late Benjamin and Dorothy Monheim Miller. She is the wife of the late Bernie Berkovitz. Joyce was a travel agent for over twenty years for the Four Seasons Travel Agency. She was a member of Bnai Brith, a life member of Hadassah, and the former Tree of Life Congregation where she served as a past president.

 
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