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Carole Simon

January 11, 2021 |

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

Carole Simon, age 82, of White Oak, died on January 7, 2021. She was born in McKeesport on March 3, 1938 and is the daughter of the late David and Lillian Shermer and the wife of the late Martin Simon.

 
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Benjamin DeBello

January 11, 2021 |

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

Benjamin DeBello, age 75, of McKeesport, passed peacefully on January 5, 2021. Born in Wayne, New Jersey on November 4, 1945 and formally of Norwich, New York and Alton, New Hampshire. He is the son of the late Benjamin and Alice Kopack DeBello, and the husband of the late Anna DeBello.

 
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Earl Warman, Sr.

January 11, 2021 |

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

Earl Warman, Sr., age 90, of Duquesne, died January 5, 2021, at home.  Born November 28, 1931, in Rockwood, PA, he was the son of the late Oliver and Elizabeth (Knopsnider) Warman and the husband of the late Helen Warman.  Earl worked as a laborer for US Steel Duquesne Works.  When he was younger, he enjoyed going dancing after work.

 
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Katherine Ross Kustra

January 11, 2021 |

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

Katherine Ross Kustra, age 35, of White Oak, died January 10, 2021. Born January 10, 1986, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Carolyn (Ross) Kustra.

 
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Ruth Ann Lewellen

January 11, 2021 |

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

Ruth Ann Lewellen, age 69, of West Mifflin, died January 10, 2021, at AHN Jefferson Hospital. Born September 27, 1951, in McDonald, PA, she was the daughter of the late John and Ruth (McCabe) Hast and the wife of Kenneth R. Lewellen.

 
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John P. Nickolich

January 11, 2021 |

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

John P. Nickolich, age 93 of Clairton, passed away at home on Sunday, January 10, 2021.  Born December 28, 1927 in Jefferson Hills, he was a son of the late Nick and Anna (Polovich) Nickolich.  A US Army Sergeant in the Korean War, John was the former owner and proprietor of Johnny's Glass in Clairton and attended Triumph of the Holy Cross Parish, St. Clare of Assisi Church.  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Pearl (Crisman) Nickolich and his siblings Nick Nickolich, Eva Milas, and Tom Nickolich.  John is survived by his daughters Marcie Yocco of Jefferson Hills and Cathy White of Clairton; his sons John T. (Michelle) Nickolich and WIlliam (Kim) Nickolich, both of Clairton; his seven grandchildren Sherry Sillings, Rick Yocco, Jr., Katie Rich, Jennifer Walker, Laura Nickolich, and Matthew and Jonathan White; his six great-grandchildren Rilynn, Bree, Reagan, Isabelle, Liam, and Layla; and also nieces and nephews. 

 
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Judith Lichtenstein

January 11, 2021 |

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

Judith Lichtenstein, age 83, of Grandville, MI, died on January 8, 2021. She was born on October 12, 1937, in McKeesport, PA, and is the daughter of the late Gustav and Olga Spitz Gottdiener, and the wife of the late David Lee Lichtenstein.

 
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John W. Eisele, Jr.

January 11, 2021 |

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

John W. Eisele, Jr., age 61, of McKeesport, formerly of North Versailles, died January 7, 2021, at UPMC McKeesport.  Born February 12, 1959, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late John Sr. and Mary JoAnn (Hennessey) Eisele, and the beloved husband of Pam (Humphries Stanich) Eisele for 25 years.  John was a mechanic at area car dealerships before opening his own garage in North Versailles.  He was loved and respected by his customers for being an honest and knowledgeable mechanic.

 
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James R. Shepherd

January 11, 2021 |

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

James R. Shepherd, age 81 of North Huntingdon, passed away on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg.  Born march 2, 1939 in  Coulter, he was a son of the late Plummer and Estelle (McLaughlin) Shepherd.  A member of Mary, Mother of God Parish, after receiving his bachelor's degree from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, James worked for many years as a history and government teacher for McKeesport Area School District.  He was also a member of the CFU Lodge #146 and its Men's Club.  James is survived by his wife Janet (Lubinski) Shepherd; his sons James L. (Heather) Shepherd of Nashport, OH and John M. (Laura) Shepherd of Roxbury, NJ; his grandchildren Kimberlyn, Andrew, Hannah, and Sarah; his siblings Raymond (Joanne) Shepherd of North Huntingdon and Carol Haines of Coulter; and also nieces and nephews.  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Michael Shepherd.  

 
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Agnes Garcia

January 11, 2021 |

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

Agnes Garcia, 93, of Manor, formerly of West Newton, passed away at home on Saturday, January 9, 2021. She was born August 25, 1927 in Versailles and was the daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Strozin) Boris. She was the wife of the late Louis Garcia. She is survived by her daughter, Kathleen (Michael) Colvin of Manor, grandson, Christopher M. (Deana) Colvin of Jeannette, sister, Pauline Machek of Texas and nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her sisters, Helen Machek, Mary Gajdzik, Margaret Korenoski, Julie Drost, Bette Vojovich, and  Ann Kerceman, and brothers, George, John and Michael Boris.

 
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Joseph Juricich

January 10, 2021 |

By James F. Kutch Funeral Home - Crematory | Posted in: James F. Kutch Funeral Home - Crematory

On Sunday, January 10, 2021, Joseph “Papa Joe” Juricich, 96 of North Versailles passed away. Son of the late Joseph & Katherine (Stemberger) Juricich. Beloved husband of the late Constance Juricich. Loving father of Karen (Don) Elko, Joey P. (Barb) Juricich, Michael Juricich, Pamela (Doug) McGinnis, and the late Jeffrey Juricich. Brother of the late Irene Rosa. Dear Uncle of Rich (Ginny) Rosa, Kathy (Jan) Fung, and Theresa Nuzzo. 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Stepfather to Barb (Jim) Romanovich and Butch (Karen) Wilson. Joe and his parents were lifetime members of SNPJ. He was a member of the Bricklayers Union local 9 and a 55-year member of the Norwin Elks. Joe was a property developer and home builder, along with his father, Joe, and his son, Joe, (J&J Builders). Joe’s life continued to be one victory after another.

 
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Lilah Jane Worley

January 10, 2021 |

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

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Albina "Beanie" Mihalchik

January 09, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

Albina "Beanie" Mihalchik of North Huntingdon Twp. peacefully passed on January 6, 2021 age 92. “Beanie” was the wife of the late Edward G. Mihalchik. Loving and devoted mom of Linda (Matthew) Momich and Gary Mihalchik and the late Robert and Steven Mihalchik.

Beanie as affectionally known as a loving mother and grandma. She loved to host people in her home. For many years she was a waitress at the former Monzo Palace Inn. She also enjoyed cooking, baking and playing cards. She will be deeply missed. Special grandma of 9 and 4 great grandchildren. Dear sister of Mary Lombardo and Helen Williams. Proceeded in passing by her parents Michael and Genevieve Toth and siblings.

 
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Patricia “Pat’ A. (Headings) Fryer

January 09, 2021 |

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

Patricia “Pat’ A. (Headings) Fryer, age 76, from North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2021. She was born February 17, 1944 in McKeesport and grew up in Port Vue, a daughter of the late William and Evelyn Headings. She attended St. Agnes Catholic Church in North Huntingdon. Pat worked for over 28 years as a food service manager for the Norwin School District before retiring.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brother Gerald Headings. She is survived by her sons Cary (Marlene) Reccelle and Chris (Carla) Reccelle both of North Huntingdon; grandchildren Kyli Miller, Jacob Reccelle and Joshua Reccelle; brothers William (Fay) Headings of Lewistown; Mike Headings of McKeesport and her sister Mary Grace Morris of Port Vue.

Also surviving are several nieces and nephews that she cherished spending time with. She enjoyed shopping online and being with her very dear friends.

 
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Joseph G. "Sonny" Olson

January 09, 2021 |

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

Joseph G. “Sonny” Olson, age 80, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Saturday, January 9, 2021 in Jefferson Hospital. He was a former salesperson for Progressive Music in McKeesport, a member of St. Michael’s Parish in Elizabeth Twp., and a member of the American Legion. Born January 6, 1941 in Glassport, he was a son of the late Anthony Borrelli and Marie (Oslowski) Borrelli. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Carol (Kocis) Olson; four children, Joseph “Blaze” (Ronda) Olson of Elizabeth Twp., Bethann (Mark) Hudson of Virginia Beach, VA, Michael (Diana) Olson of West Newton and Lindsey (Mark) Anchak of Elizabeth Twp.; seven grandchildren, Joey, Nick, Justin, Kaity, Misty, Kylee and Adalee; three siblings, Anthony (Marianne) Borrelli of Brecksville, OH, Andrea (Jack) Kunzic of Glassport and Daniel (Casi) Borrelli of Cranberry; also, nieces and nephews.

 
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