Carmelita A. Halaszynski

April 16, 2018 |

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

Carmelita A. Halaszynski, age 74, of McKeesport, passed away on Monday, April 16, 2018. She was born in Puerto Rico on July 14, 1943, the daughter of the late Antonio and Facunda Rivera Martinez Guzman, and the wife of the late William N. Halaszynski. She was employed at Forbes Regional Hospital for many years and was a member of Corpus Christi Church in McKeesport. Carmelita enjoyed cooking and loved to spend time with her family.

 
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Elizabeth Marie Stipkovits Garish

April 16, 2018 |

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

Elizabeth Marie Stipkovits Garish, age 34, of McKeesport, after a courageous fight with cancer, died Monday, April 16, 2018.  She was born on May 3, 1983 and is the daughter of Joseph Carl and Cheryl Joy Lorincz Stipkovits of McKeesport.  She was previously employed as a medical secretary at Premier Medical and at UPMC, Braddock Hospital.

 
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Mary T. McNeil

April 16, 2018 |

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

Mary T. (Bernadowski) McNeil, age 83, of Elizabeth, passed away on Friday, April 13, 2018 at home. She retired as the owner of the Shamrock in Elizabeth. A member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth where she was a former member of the Christian Mothers, she was a former member of Elizabeth Borough Council.

 
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William T. Dzurko, Jr.

April 16, 2018 |

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

William T. Dzurko, Jr., 60 of McKeesport, died April 16, 2018.  He is the son of the late William T. and Anne (Basarab) Dzurko, Sr.  Beloved husband of Celeste (Potter) Dzurko.  He is survived by his son John (Amy) Dzurko of Bethel Park; daughter Carolyn (Luke Lizik) Dzurko of Charleston, SC; grandson Nicholas Dzurko; brother Tom (Linda) Dzurko of El Pase, TX and sister Mary (tom) Mahoney of Poolesville, MD.  Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport, Thurs. 2-4 and 6-8.  A funeral blessing will be held Fri. 10:00 am in the funeral home with Father Miroslaus Wojcicki.  Interment following Calvary Cemetery.

 

Katherine “Kathy” Louise Toner Hitchens

April 15, 2018 |

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

Mrs. Katherine “Kathy” Louise Toner Hitchens, of Elizabeth Township, died Tuesday, April 10, 2018, in Burlington, NC, following an extended illness at age 85. Born in McKeesport, she is the daughter of the late, William James and Dorothea Nill Toner. Mrs. Hitchens grew up in Beaver, PA, then graduated from The Grier School in Tyrone, PA, where she pursued equestrian interests. Mrs. Hitchens earned her college degree from Endicott in Beverly, MA, majoring in retail merchandising, returned to Pittsburgh, and worked for Eastern Airlines and later, The United Steel Workers of America.  In 1956, she married Mr. Edward Floyd Hitchens and established residence in Elizabeth Township.  She was proceeded in death by him at the age of 39, an event which changed the course and mission of her life. After experiencing comfort from a Theos Grief support group, she felt the need to console others. Ultimately, she became the facilitator of this local support group for over thirty years, became involved in developing and later directing the Board of The Self Help Group Network of Pittsburgh, The Self Help Group Theos Foundation, was awarded The Pittsburgh Area Self Help Networking Award in 1987, and was nominated for The National President’s Service Award in 1995. She is a former Brownie Scout leader, current member of the Mount Vernon Presbyterian Church, and has served her community in numerous civic and voluntary capacities. Survivors include daughters, Nancy L. Hitchens of Elizabeth Township, PA, Janet L. Hitchens, of Burlington, NC, stepdaughter, Becky Dombroski, of Rome, NY, and grandson, Daniel “Evan” Piephoff, of Cambridge, MA.

 
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Judith Karen Bane Reitzel

April 15, 2018 |

Published By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Judith Karen Bane Reitzel, 76, of Eighty Four, PA, formerly of Jefferson Hills, passed away on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at UPMC Presbyterian in Pittsburgh.  She was born November 17, 1941 to the late Robert & Agnes Miller Bane.  She was a loving wife, for 35, years to the late Raymond T. Reitzel Sr. who passed away in 1991.  Judith is survived by daughter; Amanda (Kevin Shetterly) M. Reitzel Clous of Finleyville; sons, Raymond T. Reitzel Jr. of Eighty Four, Thomas L. Reitzel of Bethel Park, Timothy A. Reitzel of Jefferson Hills; grandchildren Michael, Justin, Timmy Jr., Paige, Tommy Jr.; brother, James (Linda) Bane of Peters Township; and sister Agnes Bane of Clairton.  Along with her parents and husband, Judith was preceded in death by daughter, Patricia; brother, Robert Bane; and sister Jerilyn Bane Simo. She was a member of St. Paulinus Church in Clairton, was retired from West Jefferson Hills School District's Custodial Department, enjoyed cooking, gardening and the outdoors. Visitation and interment will be private. Arrangements have been entrusted to S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, INC., 432 N. 6th Street, Clairton,  PA  15025. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

Joann T. Edder

April 15, 2018 |

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

Joann T Edder, 69, died April 13, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband Lawrence Edder. She is the daughter of the late Nick and Rose (Salopec) Marcic. She is survived by her daughter Valerie (Matthew) Mayo; son Lewis (Lucy) Edder; and sisters Mary Ann Mozes, Marie Vukelja, Antoinette Cisar, and Cathy Bercik. She was preceded in death by her sister Bernice Lia. Joann was a member of Christ the Light of the World Parish. Friends received Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquense Tue. from 2-8pm. A funeral blessing will be held at 6pm with Father Tom Lewandowski.

 

Fay LaRue Curran

April 14, 2018 |

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

Fay LaRue Curran, 89, of Wauchula, passed away at Somers Hospice House in Sebring on Saturday, April 7, 2018.

 
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Faith Ann Resnik

April 13, 2018 |

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

Faith Ann “Coach” Resnik, age 54, of White Oak, passed away peacefully, Thursday, April 12, 2018, surrounded by all of her siblings and many other family members.  She was born in McKeesport on February 6, 1964 and is the daughter of her loving parents, the late Charles “Chuck” and Florence Rossing Resnik. She was also preceded in death by her big brothers, Charlie and Danny “Rusk” Resnik.

 
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Martin W. Bishop, Jr.

April 13, 2018 |

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

Martin W. Bishop, Jr., age 60, of McKeesport, died April 11, 2018, at home. Born September 10, 1957, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Martin W. Bishop, Sr. and Lois (Scott) Carey.

 
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Carla Dawn Saunders

April 13, 2018 |

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

Carla Dawn Youngblood, age 49, of McKeesport, passed on Wednesday, April 4, 2018.  Mother of Laci (NcKeon) Saunders, Airyce Youngblood and Bere'ona Johnson.  1 brother and sister.  Grandmother of James Wilson, jr., and Zhemil Youngblood Thomas.

 
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Sean M. Begandy

April 12, 2018 |

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

Sean M. Begandy, age 40 of McKeesport, passed away on Thursday, April 12, 2018.  Born June 2, 1977 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Joseph J. Begandy, Jr. and Wendy Jean (Shields) Senick.  Sean worked as a dispatcher for S&S Transit and was also the co-owner of the former Original Bean Coffee Shop in Century III Mall. 

 
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Andrew Kovall

April 12, 2018 |

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

Andrew Kovall, 89, of North Versailles, Pennsylvania, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 8, 2018. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, veteran, scholar, and friend. Andrew was born April 15, 1928 in Linn, Pennsylvania. He is preceded in death by his parents Susanna and John Kovall, and his siblings John, Andrew, Michael, Paul, George, Pete, and Susanna. He devoted his life to public service. Andrew joined the Army in 1946 and spent much of his six years of active duty service in Asmara, Eritrea in East Africa, a place he held near to his heart until his last days, even taking a trip back in 1995. After his time in the Army, he joined the Navy Reserves, serving 22 more years to his country. Andrew worked for the state of Pennsylvania as a vocational rehabilitation counselor for 30 years in Pittsburgh and McKeesport. He was a member of the American Legion and VFW and served as an usher at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church. Andrew considered himself a renaissance man who enjoyed reading, tailoring, painting, tinkering, and especially gardening. He challenged his mind throughout his lifetime, learning new languages, taking college courses in his retirement, and doing the daily crossword in red pen. He had a great love of music that he passed on to his children and grandchildren. Never having met a stranger, Andrew loved conversing with everyone around him. He most loved spending time with his family. Andrew is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Virginia; daughter Carolyn (Robert) Brown; son Robert (Sandra) Kovall; granddaughter Chelsea (Tommy); grandsons Evan, Michael, Matthew, and Mitchell; great-granddaughter Grace; and many nieces and nephews.
 
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Anne C. Wiser

April 12, 2018 |

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

Anne C. Wiser, 92, of North Versailles passed away on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. She was born August 6th, 1925 in Wilkinsburg, PA to Milton Scandalis, and raised by Step-Father Theodore Crandall and Mother Linnea Widland.

 
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David E. Lang

April 12, 2018 |

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

David E. Lang, age 62 of Gainesville, FL. formerly of Port Vue, PA. lost his battle with cancer and died April 10,2018, he was born August  1, 1955 in McKeesport.

 
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