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Charles I. Fazio

June 21, 2022 |

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

CHARLES I FAZIO of North Huntingdon, PA died June 19, 2022. He was born January 28, 1937, in
Pittsburgh, PA. He was the son of the late Charles R. Fazio and Frances Sirianni.
Chuck graduated from Munhall High School, class of 1955, where he was a stand-out wrestler.
Following graduation, he went into the Army Reserves. Upon his arrival home he went to work for
Kroger’s Grocery store for 35 years and then worked for Daily’s Juice Company and in his retirement
year’s Bettis Atomic Laboratory in West Mifflin.
Chuck was predeceased by his wife Madelon E. Fazio of 47 years. Surviving are his daughters Celeste
(Steve) Spanitz, Carla (Bill) Pratt and grandchildren Amber (Paul) Czyz, Nicholas Pratt, Gina (Rider)
Dinnen and Great Grandchildren Brighton and Beckham Czyz.
Chuck was lucky to find love again with Marlene P. Fazio for 14 years. He was loved by her children,
Douglas (Michelle) Kukta, Robert (Suzanne) Kukta, grandchildren Isabella, Matthew, and Lily Kukta. He
also loved his and Marlene’s dog Marco.
Chuck was an avid golfer, bowler and enjoyed playing cards and dominoes with his friends. He was also
an active member of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in North Huntingdon.
Chuck loved his large family, brothers and sisters include Anthony Fazio (deceased) his wife Janet, Frank
(Gloria-deceased) Fazio, Glenn (Barb) Fazio, Cheryl (Bill) Delaney, Michelle (Bill) Sawyer, Greg (Vickie)
Fazio, Bev (Tom) Keller and many nieces and nephews.
He also cherished time spent with his best friend’s Sam and Phyllis Aiello.
Friends and family will be received Friday from 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay
Pike, North Huntingdon, PA 15642. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday at 9:30 a.m.,
June 25th at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton in North Huntingdon, PA.
Chuck loved the black and gold and all things related to Pittsburgh sports so we encourage you to
wear your Pittsburgh sports apparel should you choose to visit the funeral home on Friday.
REMEMBER it's all about Chuck, il capofamiglia. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Westmoreland Food Bank,
100 Devonshire Dr., Delmont, PA 15626. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Darlene M. Borowski

June 21, 2022 |

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

Darlene M. Borowski, age 74, of Port Vue, died June 18, 2022, at UPMC Shadyside Hospital. Born October 25, 1947, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Glenn L. and Ann M. (Feltz) Borowski.
Darlene was an animal lover, liked to play bingo, and was always a good cook. She enjoyed traveling to Florida's Gulf Coast.
She is survived by her life long friend of 36 years, Debbie Brown; sisters, Beverly (the late Frank) Hijek, Glenda (Karen Light) Borowski, and Lori Borowski.
Darlene is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Arrangements were entrusted to Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.
Chris Odasso, Supervisor

 


Martha D. Martin

June 20, 2022 |

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

Martha D. (Ermakov) Martin, 62, of McKeesport, passed away Saturday, June 18, 2022. She was born November 16, 1959 in Pittsburgh and was the daughter of the late Archpriest Dimitri H. and Matushka Martha Marie (Sweda) Ermakov. She was a member of Dormition of the Holy Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox Church, choir Director for 42 years and also a member of the Balalaika Group and the Folk Dance Group. She had worked for the McKeesport Area School District as a Cafeteria Server for over 15 years.

 
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Beverly J. Sporio

June 20, 2022 |

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

Beverly J. Sporio, age 65, of Jefferson Hills, passed away on Sunday, June 19, 2022 at home. She was a real estate agent for Coldwell Banker and a member of Triumph of the Holy Cross Parish, St. Thomas a' Becket Church in Jefferson Hills. Born January 30, 1957 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late William P. "Salty" Jenkins Jr. and the late Marlyn (Grimm) Jenkins. She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Robert A. Sporio; daughter, Leah Sporio of Greensburg; son, Michael Sporio of Elizabeth Twp.; uncles, Louis and Tom Grimm and Peter Lemak; brothers-in-law, Vincent (Sandy) Sporio of Clairton and Larry (Dinean) Sporio of Clairton; beloved family dog, Roma; also, nieces, nephews and numerous cousins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brother, Ray W. Jenkins. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 from 5-8 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Thursday, June 23, 2022 at 10 AM in St. Thomas a' Becket Church. PLEASE MEET AT THE CHURCH. Private burial will be in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. In lieu of flowers, Bev emphatically wished contributions be made to a charity of one's choice. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com

 


Richard W. "Rick" Monaghan

June 20, 2022 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

Richard W. “Rick” Monaghan, 66, of Dravosburg, died Saturday, June 18, 2022 at UPMC Shadyside.  He was a retired maintenance technician for Morgan Properties, a member of McKeesport Presbyterian Church and the Clairton Anglers Club, was a graduate of McKeesport High School and a graduate of the Pittsburgh Culinary Institute.  Rick is survived by his wife, Rebecca “Becky” Kuhn Monaghan, sons, Mitchell Monaghan of Liberty Borough and Bill (Melissa) Pearson of Elizabeth, daughters, Cricket Pearson of Phoenix, AZ and Niki Monaghan of Carnegie, PA, 8 grandchildren, Lyric, Jeminni, Mason, Connor, and Aiden Monaghan and Alex, Derek, and Maggie Pearson, and by his sister, Rhonda (Larry) Demko of Wilson, also by nieces and nephews.  Born in McKeesport on March 11, 1956, son of the late Captain Richard “Bud” Monaghan, he is survived by his mother, Dolores “Dee” Bell Monaghan of Dravosburg.  He was preceded in death by his brothers, Rob, Rusty, and Randy, and by his son, Mason.  Friends will be received in the Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 on Thursday, June 23, 2022 form 2-4 and 6-8 PM.  A service will be held in the funeral home on Friday, June 24, 2022 at noon with the Rev. Michael Stanton officiating.  Interment will follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  Family and friends are cordially invited to attend a luncheon and time of fellowship at the #1 Fire Hall on Ravine Street in Dravosburg following his interment.  The family suggests contributions to the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center of Shadyside, 5115 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA  15232.

 


George Robert Anderson

June 20, 2022 |

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

George Robert Anderson, 78, of Elizabeth Township, went to be with the Lord on Friday, June 17, 2022 at home. George was born February 19, 1944 in Harrisburg and was the son of the late Norman D. and Helen L. (Wright) Anderson.  George was a proud United States Air Force Veteran, who served during The Vietnam war. He was a jack of all trades who held numerous jobs throughout his life, but most notably worked at Auto Zone in McKeesport and as a technician for RC Haywood.  He was former member of Park Baptist Church and a current member of Elizabeth Baptist Church, where he was a part of the choir and bell choir.  George enjoyed singing and playing his numerous guitars, he also wrote and recorded some music as well.  He was a people person and had an amazing sense of humor, he liked to joke with everyone.  He loved his grandchildren very much. He also loved his dogs, especially his dog, Hannity. George was very patriotic and was proud of his service in the Air Force and will be greatly missed.

 
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Brayah Marie Rivera

June 20, 2022 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

 Brayah Marie Rivera, infant daughter of Dustin and Jamie (Gouker) Rivera died June 18, 2022.  In addition to her parents, she is survived by her siblings Lakyn, Zoey and Gage Rivera; Grandfather Tom Gardner and Grandmother Pamela Rivera; aunts Sherry (Richard) Forkey and Jackie Gouker and uncle Matt Gouker.  She was preceded in death by her uncle Chad Schantz.  Funeral arrangements by Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport.

 


William C. Faith

June 20, 2022 |

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

William C. Faith, age 79, of West Mifflin, passed away on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 19, 2022.  Born in West Mifflin on March 14, 1943, he was the son of the late Peter J. and Lydia Marie (Miller) Faith. He was retired from Mesta Machine as a lathe operator and later did landscaping and mechanical work. He was a member of the Terrace Church of the Nazarene and was a volunteer firefighter with the West Mifflin Volunteer Fire Department, Homeville. He proudly served his country in the Army during the Vietnam War (1961-1964). He is survived by his children, Melissa (Jesse) Reid of Plum Boro and Chrystal Faith of West Mifflin; granddaughter, Starr (Chris) Demeri; great granddaughter, Jaycee Faith Demeri; and sister, Dorathy Marie (Charles) Youngfleisch of Schellsburg, PA. He was predeceased by brothers and sisters, Lois (late Charles “Tex”) Gwinn, Marian (late Clyde) Kahn, Eleanor (late Paul) Bickerton, Peter J. (Late Iva) Faith, Albert Faith and Florence (husband Joe survives) Utterback of Plum Boro. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, from 2-4 and 6-8 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. Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday, June 23, 2022, at 11:00 am, with Pastor Joseph Stump officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Animal Rescue Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, 6000 Verona Road, Verona, PA 15147.

 


Rebecca Dakin

June 20, 2022 |

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

Rebecca Dakin, 64, of North Huntingdon, passed away Saturday, June 18, 2022 at Redstone Highlands, Greensburg. She was born November 1, 1957 in McKeesport, daughter of the late Lloyd E. and Dorothy (Kondrich) Dakin. Before her retirement, Rebecca taught at Penn Hills High School, where she was named Teacher of the Year. She was a member of the Ardara Evangelical Presbyterian Church. Becky was a passionate teacher, a master quilter, and a trusted mentor. She was a beloved daughter, sister, and friend, and will be deeply missed. She is survived by her sisters, Deborah Dakin and Loretta Dakin, her brother, Lloyd Dakin Jr. and his wife, He-Bing; her nephew Lloyd Tai Dakin and niece Katra Dakin. There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA 15642. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com. 

 


Marlene DeSimone

June 20, 2022 |

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

Marlene (Jurenek) DeSimone, age 84 of Clairton, passed away on Friday, June 17, 2022 at Seneca Place in Verona. Born September 14, 1937 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary (Troychak) Jurenek.  Marlene, along with her husband, co-owned the M.J. DeSimone Fruit Company in Clairton and was a member of St. Isaac Jogues Roman Catholic Church (St. John 23rd Parish) in Jefferson Hills. Marlene engaged in many charitable works, particularly in her former parishes of St. Joseph and St. Clare in Clairton.  She was also known for making outstanding fruit baskets near the holidays. She loved crafts and gardening but her main focus was always her family. Marlene was preceded in death by her husband Victor DeSimone, who passed away on November 12, 2020. She is survived by her daughters Rosemarie (Carl) Fetch of Monongahela, Victoria (Gene) Zombek of Wilkins Twp., Marlene (Scott) Stachowski of Milton, GA, and Carol (Samir) Joglekar of Duluth, GA; her grandchildren Hilarie and Jordan Zombek, Austin and Emily Stachowski, and Maya and Pierce Joglekar; her brother Don (Jane) Jurenek of Georgia; and also nieces and nephews.  

 
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Paul Robert Di Fabio

June 20, 2022 |

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

Paul Robert Di Fabio, 88, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Saturday, June 18, 2022. He was born June 22, 1933 in Christy Park and was the son of the late Antonio V. and Anna (Berardi) Di Fabio. Paul was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in White Oak, The American Legion, and McKeesport Kiwanis Club for over 50 years where he was president from 1971-1972 and was instrumental in the Interfaith Chapel at McKeesport Hospital. He was a US Army Veteran  and served as a Military Policeman. Paul began his career in the automobile business as Service Manager of the former Peckman Motors in Versailles, and then became proprietor of Di Fabio Amoco in McKeesport. He retired from the former Tom Clark Chevrolet in McKeesport after selling over 4000 cars. Paul was an avid Steelers fan and attended 5 Super Bowls.

 
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Murrell M. Eagle

June 20, 2022 |

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

Murrell M. Eagle, age 66, of Versailles, died June 16, 2022, at home.  Born January 29, 1956, in East Rainelle, WV, he was the son of the late Walter H. Eagle Jr. and Leila (Ward) Eagle Sheppard and husband of the late Deborah Eagle.  
Murrell was a bodyman most of his life and always enjoyed working on cars.  He liked to fish the Yough River at Boston and socializing with friends at various clubs.  
He is survived by children, Derek Eagle and Brittany Eagle; step-children, Danielle (David) Daley, Trish Waggoner, Matt (Hannah) Brown, and Lindsey (John Mochar) Brown; grandchildren, Kira Eagle, Romeo Eagle, Yuri Miller, and Mayson Miller; step-grandchildren, Daniel Daley, Alayna Brown, Colton Brown, Jordan Mochar, Olivia Mochar, Jesse Waggoner, Joseph Waggoner, and Christian Cain; siblings, Sheila (Gary) Keener, Tricia (Tom) Keener, Connie (Will) Harrison, Brenda Eagle, and many nieces and nephews.  
In addition to his parents and wife, he was also preceded in death by a son, Merle Eagle and brothers, Chuck Eagle and Eddie Eagle.  
Arrangements were entrusted to Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory.
A celebration of life will be held at Dravosburg fire hall on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at 1pm.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.  
Chris Odasso, Supervisor

 


Christian E. Pearson

June 18, 2022 |

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

Christian E. Pearson, age 33, of Versailles Borough, passed away June 15, 2022. Born October 29, 1988, in Monroeville, he was the son of Christian T. and Daphne (Chevrez) Pearson and the fiancé of Jaymei Serrano.
Christian was the owner and operator of Infinite Trades Construction. He loved and cherished his family and the time spent with them. Christian enjoyed fishing, music, and sports. He was very proud of his tattoo on his arm of the Puerto Rican flag representing part of his heritage. Christian was also a pet lover, leaving behind his loyal dog, "Alvin."

 
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Kristofor L. Bryce

June 18, 2022 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

 Kristofor "Goon" L. Bryce, 47, of McKeesport died June 16, 2022.  He is the son of Roger Silverman and Cindy Bryce.  In addition to his parents he is survived by his children Kristofor "BooBoo" Bryce, Belinda "Nana" Bryce, Alyssa Bryce and Michael Bryce; grandchildren Santana, Ma'Jour, Montana, Mi'Lah and Quintana; siblings Roger Bryce, Stacey Bryce and Angela Bryce; also nieces and nephews.  Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport on Tues. from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8.  A funeral service will be held Wed. at 1:30 pm in the funeral home.  Interment following in McKeesport-Versailles Cemetery.

 


Catherine C. Drake

June 18, 2022 |

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

Catherine C. (Malena) Drake, age 79, of New Eagle and formerly of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at home. Born January 23, 1943 in Monongahela, she was a daughter of the late Albert and Helen (Morris) Malena and wife of the late Curtis L. Drake. She is survived by daughters, Denise Beluscak of Monessen, Sheryl Klingensmith of Jefferson Hills and Elizabeth Drake of Monessen; grandchildren, Jordan and Mitchell Drake; brothers, Vincent (Norma) Malena of Florida, Lawrence Malena of Fallowfield Twp., William (Clarene) Malena of California and Albert “JR” (Mike) Malena of Fallowfield Twp.; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was prceded in death by her sister, Alberta Malena. No visitation or services are planned. Private burial at Mon Valley Memorial Park. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com

 


 

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