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Irene V. Hamerski

January 17, 2020 |

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

IRENE V. HAMERSKI age 93, formerly of West Mifflin, on January 15, 2020. She was a daughter of the late Marion and Helen (Markiewicz) Klara. She was the former co-owner, along with her late husband, of the Clover Farms Store in West Mifflin. A member of Mary, Mother of God Parish in McKeesport, the former Corpus Christi Parish. Former member of St. Joseph Church in Duquesne and member of the former St. Joseph Confraternity of Christian Mother's  and Guild, and the former rosary society of Christ the Light of the World Parish, former member of West Mifflin Annex Senior Citizens and the Knights of Columbus Senior Citizens. She was a member for 57 years of the Ladies of Charity, both at St. Joseph and Corpus Christi Parish. Beloved wife of the late Chester A. Hamerski for 60 plus years; mother of Joline (late Louis, "Bill") Buzzatto of White Oak, Mary Ann Kistler of Deltona, Florida, Walter (late Shirley) Hamerski of Harmony, PA, Robert (Cheryl) Hamerski of Glenshaw, Amy (William) Sawders of Versailles and the late Richard Hamerski, late Teresa Hamerski; also 14 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren; sister of Helen Frick of Pittsburgh and the late Nellie Markiewicz, late Phyllis Lanz, late Stanley Klara and the late Edward Klara. Visitation Sunday, January 19 from 1-8 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave. Duquense 412-466-3300 where a blessing service will be held, Monday January 20 at 9:15 a.m. Followed by Mass of Christian Burial at Corpus Christi Church at 10 a.m. Rev. Pius Nwankwo Officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, West Mifflin. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Food for the Poor in care of Fransiscin Missions PO Box 130 Waterford, WI 53185.

 


Charles Johnson

January 16, 2020 |

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

Charles Johnson, 59, was born January 8, 1961, in McKeesport, PA to the late Charles and Louise Johnson Sr. He went on to be with the Lord January 12, 2020. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Troy Johnson.   

His survivors are his daughters, Lamira Johnson, and Jasmine  Johnson; one grandchild; sisters, Delcina Wynn and Ava Mikell.

 
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Elizabeth Jefferies

January 16, 2020 |

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

Deaconess Elizabeth Jefferies, 90, of Duquesne Pennsylvania, departed this life peacefully on Thursday, January 9, 2020, in Woodhaven Care Center, Monroeville, PA. She was born May 22, 1929 in Greenville, South Carolina, daughter of the late John and Rosella Tate. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hermon B. Jefferies and sister Parthenia Johnson and a step daughter Jean Davis (John).

Mrs. Jefferies resided in Duquesne with her late husband of 51 years and was the owner of Tate's confectionery for over 50 years. In many ways, she was a pioneer in the local business community of Duquesne for having owned a business during a time when it was uncommon for women of color to be business owners.

 
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Elizabeth J. "Betty" Schneider

January 16, 2020 |

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

Elizabeth J. "Betty" Schneider, age 81, of Glassport, died January 12, 2020, at UPMC McKeesport. Born January 22, 1938, in North Union of Fayette, PA, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Bertha (Crawford) Opinsky and the wife of Albert "Duke" Schneider.

 
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Philip A. Cramer

January 15, 2020 |

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

Philip A. Cramer, 70, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, January 15, 2020.  He was born June 3, 1949 in McKeesport, a son of the late Henry Philip and Clarice (Edwards) Cramer.  Prior to his retirement, Philip was employed by McDonalds and was an avid Steelers fan.  He enjoyed playing the bass and classical guitar, working on cars, and loved cats.  He is survived by his wife, Debora L. (Glunt) Cramer; and brother, Edward Cramer and his wife, Linda.  There will be no visitation.  A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 10 a.m. in Bible Fellowship Church, 250 Brush Creek Road, Irwin, Pa.   In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 

 


Donald E. Dudik

January 15, 2020 |

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

Donald E. Dudik, 87, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, January 14, 2020. He was born May 21, 1932 in Port Vue, son of the late Michael and Pearl (Klaja) Dudik. Prior to his retirement, Don was a pipe inspector for US Steel and a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church. He enjoyed gardening, listening to Oldies music and was an avid Steelers fan. Don was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Ann Dudik; and son, Shawn Dudik. He is survived by his daughter Dawn Phillians and her husband David Jr.; son, Scott Dudik and his wife, Cathi; 3 grandchildren, Gage, Gavin and Cylee; sisters, Dolores Waskowitz, Linda Dudik and Cookie Marote. Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Friday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. A blessing service will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday in the funeral home followed by entombment in New St. Joseph Cemetery. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Nancy L. Ware

January 15, 2020 |

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

Nancy L. Ware, age 89, of McKeesport, died January 14, 2020, at home. Born October 15, 1930, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late John and Laura (Heintz) Hammerstrom and the wife of the late Benjamin F. Ware.

 
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Dorothy M. Manzlak

January 15, 2020 |

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

Dorothy Ivan/Evans Manzlak, resident of North Huntingdon, PA, formerly of Glassport, born to the late George and Susan (Timura) Ivan of Glassport, died in her one hundredth year on January 15, 2020.  Graduated as the class Salutatorian, she was the last surviving member of Glassport High School Class of 1938. A member of the former Holy Trinity / St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church in McKeesport, she was a past president of the Confraternity of Christian Mothers and Ladies of Charity, was awarded the Diocese of Pittsburgh Ladies of Charity Service Award Medal, and founded the Holy Trinity Widows' Support Group.  She was a church choir member where the Salesian-published poem she wrote, "Night of Nights," was set to music and sung at midnight mass. She also served as Glassport's Judge of Election, was a Girl Scout Leader, a past president of the Glassport Women's Club, past secretary of the Pittsburgh District of the First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association, and an active volunteer and board member of the former Glassport Public Library.  A resident of Redstone Highlands since 2013, she was known as the "poet" for her spiritual poems, several of which were published by the Salesians in their anthology books and booklets.  Much to her delight, two were chosen for the Salesian Golden Book of Poetry placed in the Vatican Library and several are posted on the Salesian website.  At Redstone, she formed many friendships among residents, staff, and caregivers. She considered each of them as additions to a loving family.  In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, John (Munzie) Manzlak in 1981; a sister, Regina in 1920; half-sisters, Mary Gyurisin, Elizabeth Kushner and Elizabeth Maharik; half-brothers, George and Michael Ivan; son-in-law, Pete Riesberg; and numerous nieces and nephews.  She is survived by daughters, Daria Riesberg of Alamo, CA and Dr. Audrey (Timothy) Quinlan of North Huntingdon; two grandchildren, Tara (Bill) Willenbrock of Chantilly, VA and Daniel (Deanna) Quinlan of Cranberry; one step-grandson, Derik Riesberg of CA; three great-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren.  Family and friends will be received from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10 a.m. on Monday in St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon, with Msgr. Paul Fitzmaurice officiating.  Interment to follow in Calvary Cemetery, Port Vue.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Westmoreland County Food Bank, 100 Devonshire Dr., Delmont, PA  15626, Redstone Highlands Benevolent Care Fund, or the charity of one’s choice.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


LaVerne S. (Ulichnie) Mihalik

January 14, 2020 |

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

LaVerne S. (Ulichnie) Mihalik, 85, of White Oak, died Sunday January 12, 2020. She was born August 24, 1934 in Braddock, a daughter of the late John and Catherine (Henry) Ulichnie and was also preceded in death by her husband Michael J. Mihalik Sr. LaVerne was a member of Mary Mother of God Parish, St. Robert Bellarmine Church, East McKeesport, where she volunteered for the respite group of Catholic Charities and also the monthly grief recovery support group.

She was a dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother, and will be greatly missed. She is survived by her children Bonnie (Joseph) Grott of McKeesport, Michael J. Mihalik Jr. (Peter Abraham) of Boston, MA, Lisa (James) Smith of Hopewell, and Susan (Michael) Ellsworth of Youngstown, OH; her grandchildren Brittany Smith, Tyler Grott, and Shannon and Kacey Ellsworth.

 
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Jesse Carl Long

January 14, 2020 |

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

Jesse Carl Long, age 91, of Buena Vista, Elizabeth, PA, died on January 10, 2020, at Mt. Vernon of Elizabeth. Born April 3, 1928, in Henderson, KY, he was the son of the late Radar and Eva Mae Long and the husband of the late Anna (Stoutamire) Long.

 
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Connie Wiggins

January 14, 2020 |

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

Connie Wiggins, age 85, of North Versailles died January 10, 2020, at UPMC McKeesport Hospital. Born December 2, 1934, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Chester Kevena and Ada (Uhaus) Kavena Kadar and the wife of the late Leonard W. Wiggins.

 
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Patrick G. Proud

January 13, 2020 |

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

Patrick G. Proud, 82, of West Mifflin died January 12, 2020. He is the son of the late Joseph and Christina Proud. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Donna (Woods) Proud. He is survived by his son Patrick (Robin) Proud of Versailles; daughter Sharon McCue of West Mifflin; grandchildren Sean Proud, Ashley McCue, Nick Matthews and Donavon McCue. Patrick was a member of Christ the Light of the World Parish, Masons, American Legion, and VFW. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was a proud advocate of disabled veterans. Friends recieved Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne Wednesday from 2-8. A funeral mass will be held Thursday 10am at Holy Name Church. Interment following Grandview Cemetery, North Versailles.

 


Harry C. Bon

January 13, 2020 |

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

Harry C. Bon, age 91, of McKeesport, died January 10, 2020, at Jefferson Hills Rehabilitation and Wellness Center. Born October 21, 1928, in Braddock, he was the son of the late Jacob Crnkovic Bon and Virginia (Haube) Bon-McAdams and the husband of Lucille R. (Gatto) Bon for over 64 years.

 
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Ron D. Gallagher

January 12, 2020 |

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

Ron D. Gallagher, 37, of Pittsburgh, formerly of White Oak, died Friday, January 10, 2020. He was born October 22, 1982 in McKeesport, a son of Ronald (Debra) Gallagher of Trafford and Sandra Pardoe of Florida. Ron was a graduate of McKeesport High School and was a self-employed HVAC contractor. He loved God, family, life, and sports and also loved all the children. In addition to his parents he is survived by his fiancé Lisa Birch and her children Addison and Peyton; his grandparents Roy “Larry” Gallagher and Norma Jean Hetherington; his siblings Shaun Gallagher and Kristin Marsella-Lash; nieces Aryana Marsella and Annabelle Lash; also aunts, uncles, and cousins.
 
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Leonard “Leo” J. Ostrosky

January 12, 2020 |

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

Leonard “Leo” J. Ostrosky, age 91, of East McKeesport, passed away Thursday, January 9, 2020. He was born November 6, 1928 in Mt. Pleasant, a son of the late John and Catherine Ostrosky. He was a long time member of St. Robert Bellarmine Church in East McKeesport and the American Legion in White Oak. He served in the US Army in Korea and went onto work for over 37 years as a Mill Wright for U.S. Steel in Braddock. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother Teofil Ostrosky; and sister Cecilia Yohn. He is survived by his wife of over 67 years Bernice M. (Uschock); sons Thomas (Barbara) Ostrosky, James (Elizabeth) Ostrosky and David (Diane) Ostrosky; grandchildren Kimberly and Joseph Ostrosky and Katie (Adam) Yeargin; brother Robert (Judy) Ostrosky; and sister Patricia (John) Sauers.
 
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