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Theodore L. "Teddie" Gibasiewicz

July 11, 2024 |

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

Theodore L. "Teddie" Gibasiewicz, age 58, of McKeesport, died July 8, 2024, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital. Born August 23, 1965, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Leonard and Kathleen (Rhinehart) Gibasiewicz and the husband of Tracie (Horvath) Gibasiewicz.
Teddie was retired from the Mckeesport Daily News, where he serviced daily accounts until the closure of the paper. He attended the former St. Mary's Czestochowa Church of Mckeesport. Ted had a passion for both antique and muscle cars, loved animals, and was a huge Pittsburgh Steelers football fan.

 
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Darlene Taylor

July 10, 2024 |

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

Darlene Taylor, age 76, of Homestead, PA, was born on July 22, 1947. She departed this life on June 22, 2024. Darlene attended Homestead School District. She was employed as a V.I.S.T.A. Worker (VOLUNTEER IN SERVICE TO AMERICA) at the Rainbow Kitchen in Homestead and at Myriam's Shelter in Pittsburgh as a Resident Advisor. She belonged to the Women's League at the Salvation Army and enjoyed attending many functions at the Carnegie Library.

 
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Keith Michael Lucas

July 10, 2024 |

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

Keith Michael Lucas, age 63, of Liberty Borough, passed away on Monday, July 8, 2024. Keith was born on December 17, 1960, in Southside, PA, to Dorothy W. (Sadlowski) Lucas of Liberty Borough and the late Thomas F. Lucas. He is survived by his siblings: Linda (James) Knefely of South Bend, IN, Daniel (Kris) Lucas of South Bend, IN, Phyllis (Charles) King of West Columbia, SC, Clinton Lucas of Clermont, FL, Hope (James Kevin) Pennington of McKeesport, PA, Howard Lucas of Liberty Borough, PA, and Ronald (Jill)Lucas of McKeesport, PA, along with several nieces and nephews.

 
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Naomi A. Brown

July 10, 2024 |

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

Naomi A. Brown, age 89 and formerly of Arlington, VA, passed away on Tuesday, July 9, 2024 at The Palms at O'Neil, McKeesport.  Born November 26, 1934 in Oakton, VA, she was a daughter of the late William and Ruth (Inscoe) Feidler.  Naomi loved her job as a telephone operator for Bell Atlantic, later AT&T, and was a proud and active employee and co-worker  Her family will remember her as strong-willed, self-reliant, organized, and fastidious, but always with a soft spot for dogs.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, the late Michael Todd Brown, and her siblings Dorothy Potts and William and George Feidler.  Naomi is survived by her nieces Jackie (the late David) Kantor of Jefferson Hills, Charlene (Chris Tognarine) Pavlik of Jefferson Hills, and Lisa J. (Patrick) Loera of Port Vue, and also other nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. 

 
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Irene E. Wander

July 09, 2024 |

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

Irene E. Wander, age 98, of Boca Raton, FL, formerly of White Oak, PA, died peacefully on Saturday, July 6, 2024. She was born in Pittsburgh, PA on December 2, 1925 and was the daughter of the late Simon and Rachel Finkelstein Rudick. For 72 years, Irene was married to the late Harvey Wander. Soon after their marriage, they moved to McKeesport where they raised their two children.

 
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Judy Yvonne Zeman

July 09, 2024 |

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

Judy Yvonne Zeman, 85, of McKeesport, passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2024. She was born July 30, 1938 in Pittsburgh and was the daughter of the late George and Naomi (Brenthover) Arnal. Judy was a retired school teacher and had worked in the Vandergrift School District and the Wattsburg School District. She was a member of Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Greenock and was a graduate of Thiel College. She is survived by her husband, The Rev. Frank L. Zeman.  She was preceded in death by her brother, Rev. Dr. Oscar Cole-Arnal. Friends are welcome Thursday, July 11, 2014 from 11am to 1 pm  at Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church. Funeral Service will be begin there at 1 pm. The Rev. Scott Bryte will be officiating. Interment will follow at the St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Frank and Judy Zeman Endowment Fund to fund Cherished Ministries. Arrangements are by the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, director. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 


Cheryl Buzzard

July 09, 2024 |

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

Cheryl Buzzard, beloved daughter, mother, and longtime resident of Mckeesport, PA, passed away at home on July 8, 2024, at the age of 75. Born on April 29, 1949, in Mckeesport, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Jean (Baker) Scott and the wife of the late John Buzzard. Cheryl was a cherished member of the community, leaving a lasting impact on all who knew her.

 
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James (Jim) Stevens

July 09, 2024 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Obituary

James Ray Stevens, 84, of Sun City Center, Florida, passed away on June 25, 2024.

Born August 2, 1939 in Clairton, PA son of the late James and Louise Stevens. Jim who was a proud Navy Veteran, lived a very fulfilling life. Friends and family knew Jim best for his ability and enthusiasm to fix, repair and improve any and everything. It stemmed from his time in the service paired with a successful career journey working for both US Steel and General Motors. 

Jim will be remembered by his favorite hobbies, especially RVing and traveling with his wife Ruth (Cochenour) Stevens.  Jim spent much of his time on his prized passion of golf.  He was well respected in tournament play and had recorded one ace (hole-in-one) in his career. Jim was a proud member of several fraternal organizations including, Freemasons (33rd degree) and a dedicated Elks Lodge Member.

 
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William Edward Manges, Jr.

July 08, 2024 |

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

William Edward Manges, Jr., age 60, of White Oak, PA, died Sunday, July 7, 2024. He was born October 26, 1963, in Berea, OH. He is finally free from his earthly pains and now at peace.

 
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Lisa Ann Beatty

July 08, 2024 |

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

Lisa Ann Beatty, age 53, of Elizabeth Township, PA, died on Sunday, July 7, 2024, peacefully at home. She was born September 25, 1970, in McKeesport, PA, and is the daughter of Vincent and Joan Spang Aiello of White Oak, PA.

 
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Roberta Hudak

July 08, 2024 |

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

Roberta L. Hudak, age 72, of White Oak, died July 7, 2024, at the Grandview Estates of Elizabeth. Born December 11, 1951, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Jean (Grygo) Kushner and wife of the late Joseph Hudak III.

 
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Gregory B. Carneal

July 08, 2024 |

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

Gregory B. Carneal, age 69, of West Mifflin, PA, died on Saturday, July 6, 2024. He was born in Barberton, OH on April 29, 1955, and was the son of the late Bland Ewin and Clara Edith Watson Carneal. Greg was employed in the factory at General Motors for thirty years. Once retired from G.M., Greg was the proprietor of Guns Priced Right at 100 Bettis Road in Dravosburg. He was a proud member of the NRA, a lifelong Browns fan, a huge fan of Dale Ernhart, Sr. and was such a strong, honest and good man, along with being a terrific provider for his family.

 
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Linda R. Lekovitch

July 08, 2024 |

By Elmer L Herman Funeral Home | Posted in: Elmer L. Herman Funeral Home

Linda R. Lekovitch answered the call to eternal life, age 67, of McKeesport passed away on Sunday, July 7, 2024 at her residence. Daughter of the late Raymond and Lenora B. (Lewis) Lekovitch.

Despite facing various challenges, Linda's warm and kind-hearted nature touched the lives of those around her.

Linda faced each day with courage and grace, a true testament to her strength.

Through the winds of change and the trials of life, Linda's indomitable spirit shone brightly, a testament to her unwavering strength. In moments of joy and sorrow, she remained a pillar of resilience and grace, leaving an eternal imprint on the hearts of all who knew her.

Linda’s memory will live on in the hearts of all who knew her. She will be remembered by her loving brothers Leonard (Sally) Lekovitch of Adamsburg, Thomas of McKeesport, Edward of McKeesport; Nieces, nephews and cousins as well as aunts and uncles.

 
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William E. "Billy" Banks

July 08, 2024 |

By Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home | Posted in: Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home

 

William E. Banks, 76 of Dravosburg, formerly of McKeesport, passed away peacefully on July 6,2024, at  home after a short battle with cancer.  Born to William E. Banks and Marjorie (Banks) Sopko on May 6, 1948.  Affectionately known as Billy, he was the loving husband of 52 years to LaVerne (McKelvey) Banks.  In addition to his beloved wife LaVerne, he is survived by his daughter Brandy (Jeremy) Linn, grandchildren Lauren (Derek) Zinkhon, Riley (Grace) Linn, Natalie Linn and Caleb Linn of Springfield, Ohio and granddaughter Baylee Banks of West Mifflin, Pa, siblings Thomas Banks, Larry Banks, Barbara Zapf and many nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to his parents, he is preceeded in death by his son Benjamin W. Banks and sister Geraldine Filson.  Billy served his country while being enlisted in the U.S. Army as a Military Police Officer.  He also worked as a Corrections Officer for the State of Pennsylvania.  He was a member of the Dravosburg American Legion Post 380 and was the one and only President of the Dravosburg Volunteer Fire Departments #1 Social Club.  A Catholic Mass will be held Wed., July 17, 2024 at 10:00 am at St. Joseph Church, followed by a repast at D.V.F.D. #1, 598 Ravine St., Dravosburg.  In lieu of flowers, the family requestes donations to be made to The Jodie Matta-Dillinger Foundation and/or Dravosburg Volunteer Fire Department #1.

 


Robert Carr

July 08, 2024 |

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

Robert Carr Sr., age 52, died June 17, 2024 at home. Born April 14, 1972 in Greensburg, he was the son of the late Edward S. Sr. and Mary Ann (McDonald) Carr.
Robert worked for many years as a mechanic for Basic Carbide and truly had a passion for everything cars. He enjoyed working on them as much as he enjoyed driving them. He was a graduate of Greensburg Salem High School.

 
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