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Peter Clyde N. Papadakos

January 15, 2022 |

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

Archon Peter Clyde Nicholas Papadakos, Esq., age 66, of McKeesport, fell sleep in the Lord on Friday, January 14, 2022. He was born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania on July 27, 1955 and is the son of the late Archon Nicholas and Stavroula “Stella” Sakellariou Papadakos.

 
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Louise Ann Brendza

January 15, 2022 |

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

Louise Ann Brendza, age 58, of West Mifflin, passed away on January 15, 2022, in Forbes Hospital. Born in McKeesport on December 18, 1963, she was the daughter of the late Anthony James and Ann Marie (Patrick) Brendza Sr. Louise loved to bake. She is the fiancé of Peter Mazzarese; and sister of Susan (Dale) Schreckengost of Imperial, David (Nadine) Brendza of Augusta, GA, Robert (Kathy) Brendza of Belmont, CA, and the late Anthony Brendza Jr. There will be no visitation at this time. A Memorial Service will be held in the future. Arrangements entrusted to the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 15110, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER, SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER, FUNERAL DIRECTOR.

 


Troy Edward Funk

January 15, 2022 |

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

Troy Edward Funk, 73, of Ardara, passed away Saturday, January 15, 2022 at his home.  He was born April 6, 1948 in McKeesport, son of the late Luther and Dorothy (Kapostas) Funk.  Prior to his retirement, Troy was a truck driver for Norwin Construction and a veteran of the US Navy.  He was an active member of Larimer Vol. Fire Dept. and enjoyed camping at Mountain Pines and trips to the casinos.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Richard Funk.  He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Donna (DiRinaldo) Funk; sons, Troy Funk and his wife, Becky, Joe Funk and his wife, Kelly; brothers, Robert (Linda), Albert (Sandy) and James (Lynda) Funk; sisters, Marion (Tom) Dillen, Judy (Ken) Varga; grandchildren, Ashlyn (Richard) Manko, Jake (Erin) Funk, Jonathan Funk and Josh Funk; great-grandchildren, Keegan and Ella.  A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 22, 2022 at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, N. Huntingdon, PA  15642.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Bernard J. Derkas, Sr.

January 14, 2022 |

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

Bernard J. Derkas, Sr., age 84 of Versailles, passed away at home on Friday, January 14, 2022.  Born September 14, 1937 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Charles and Julia (Mallak) Derkas.  Bernie was a Veteran of the US Marine Corps, serving during the Korean War; was a member of Mary, Mother of God Parish - St. Patrick's Church in Christy Park, and also worked as a self-employed furniture repairman and refinisher.  In his spare time, Bernie was a guitarist for the band "Shades of Country" and was a volunteer for the Rails to Trails program.  His family will remember his belief in hard work, humility, family values, and humor.  Besides his parents, Bernie was preceded in death by his wife Sandra (Hickman) Derkas, who passed away July 30, 2003, his son Mark Derkas, Sr., and his grandsons Vince and Daniel Derkas.  He was also preceded in death by his beloved dog, "Amos."  Bernie is survived by his children Cynthia (David) Krautz, Butch (Sandi) Derkas, and David (Sherry) Derkas; his eight grandchildren Anthony Derkas, Sr., Joe Derkas, Julie DeBlasio, Annie Krautz, Jes Krautz, Shelby Derkas, Mark Derkas, Jr., and Kayla Derkas; his four great-grandchildren Anthony Derkas, Jr., Paige Derkas, Vera DeBlasio, and Marky Derkas. 

 
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Richard A. Gash

January 14, 2022 |

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

Richard A. Gash, age 80, of White Oak, died January 11, 2022, at Forbes Hospital.  Born September 25, 1941, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Balint John and Margaret Hilda (Chontos) Gash and the husband of Joan (Kraus) Gash.  Richard was a Navy Veteran and retired from Westinghouse Air Brake Company.  He was a member of the PNA Lodge 352 in McKeesport as well as the White Oak American Legion Post 701.  He cherished spending time with his grandchildren riding bikes, trips to the airport to watch the helicopters and planes, and then going to McDonald's.  He enjoyed family cookouts on the deck of his daughter's home, listening to jazz music, and cheering for the Steelers.

 
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Denise Elaine Patton

January 13, 2022 |

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

Denise Elaine Patton, 67, of Greenock, passed away Wednesday, January 12, 2022. She was born January 31, 1954 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Ralph Clayton and Adella Agnes (Wasczak) Kitchen. Denise was a faithful member and Secretary of the Journey by Grace Church in Rostraver. She is survived by her husband, Alan Elliott Patton; daughters Kristen (Dave Brautigam) Patton and Karianne (Timothy) Bilsky; brothers, Ralph (Pauline), Tim (Linda) and DeLee Kitchen; grandchildren, Silas and Titus Bilsky; and many nieces and nephews.

 
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Henry W. Kunkleman

January 13, 2022 |

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

Henry W. Kunkleman, age 96, North Huntingdon, died on Wednesday, January 12, 2022. He was born in Toledo, Ohio on July 29, 1925 and is the son of the late Albert and Esther Cass Kunkleman and the husband of the late Pearl Gross Kunkleman. He was a freight truck driver for Laface Company until he retired. He was known as “Mr. Fix It” and could literally fix anything that was broken. His favorite past time was tinkering on all kinds of cars.

 
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Richard Clifford Gross

January 13, 2022 |

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

Richard Clifford Gross, age 75, of Liberty Borough died on Tuesday, January 11, 2022.  He was born in McKeesport on April 29, 1946 and is the son of the late Otto and Margaret Kepich Gross and the husband of the late Mary Ann Cerepani Gross.  He was employed at Vangora Tools, Inc. in Clairton. 

 
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Clarence H. Rizzi

January 13, 2022 |

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

Clarence H. Rizzi, 98, of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022 at Mercy Hospital. He was born April 3,1923, in Herminie, son of the late Peter and Eva (Couchenour) Rizzi. Clarence graduated from Sewickley Township High School and from there join the United States Navy, serving on the Mine sweeper USS Salem later renamed the USS Shawmut. Ship and crew saw action participating in both the invasion of North Africa and Italy as well as action in the Pacific Theater Operations during the Second World War. On February 4, 1950, Clarence married Helen Pavlik. Their progeny includes three children; Donald and Margie (Lichwa) Rizzi, Marilyn (Rizzi) Walther. Tim and Barbara (Rizzi) Timbrook. In addition Clarence and Helen have 10 Grandchildren, and 15 great grandchildren. Clarence retired from Columbia Gas Company, was a member of St Stephen’s Byzantine Church, and with wife Helen spent the winters together at their place in Lakeland FL. Clarence was preceded in death by his parents, one granddaughter, Emily Timbrook, three sisters, Jane Fawcett, Betty Rizzi, and Geraldine Rothwell, brother Allen and infant brother, Pete. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022, at the JAMES SHIRLEY FUNERAL HOME  176 Clay Pike, Funeral Liturgy 10 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel. Interment Irwin Union Cemetery. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Edward J. Stetz

January 13, 2022 |

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

Edward J. Stetz, age 82, of Murphy, NC.  Formerly of West Mifflin, West Newton, PA and Myrtle Beach, SC, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 after valiantly fighting a 2 ½ year battle with pancreatic cancer.  Ed was born on November 2, 1939, the son of the late Anthony F. Stetz and Helen T. (Fecenko) Stetz.  He is survived by his wife, Kim (Hand) Stetz, children, David (Ardith) Stetz, Darlene (Elvin) House, and Dale Stetz.  Predeceased by infant daughter Kimberly Ann Stetz.  Step-father to Ted Peck and Taylor Finch .  Grandfather to Justin, Collin, Ashley, Christina, Robert, Katelyn, Hayley, Katherine, Jake, and Anthony Finch, and a great-grandfather.  Brother of Ray (Mary Ann) Stetz, Steve (Carol) Stetz, Dorothy Stetz Zangrilli (Daniel), and Tom Stetz.  Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Ed started his construction career with his dad at Stetz Construction, then moved on with Bailey & Sharpe, Woodlawn Builders, and during the building boom in the early ‘80s in the South, he moved his family to Myrtle Beach, SC to form his business, East Shore Homes, Inc., until his retirement.  Ed loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter.

Honoring his wishes, there will be no visitation and funeral services are private, with Townson-Rose Funeral Home, Murphy, NC handling the arrangements.  If desired, memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or a charity of your choice. Local announcement by Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home Inc. 915 Kennedy Ave. Duquesne PA, 15110.

 


Dennis P. Marini

January 13, 2022 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Dennis P. Marini, 84, of Glassport died Jan. 13, 2022.  He is survived by his beloved wife, Sherry (Dean) Marini; brother Adrian Marini; sister Claudia Brady; daughter, step sons, grandchildren and nieces and nephews.  Dennis was a retired tool and die maker for PDQ Tooling and was a lifetime member and paramedic for Citizens Hose Co. No. 1 in Glassport.  He loved life, which included doing stain glass projects; his pond in the backyard, sitting in his pavilion listening to the wind chimes and his grandchildren. Dennis was a CPR instructor for the American Heart Association.  Among the many things he enjoyed was going to the Amish country in Ohio. Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport on Sun. from Noon to 3; at which time a funeral service will be held.

 


Robert “Carrots” Kurtz Boyd

January 12, 2022 |

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

Robert “Carrots” Kurtz Boyd, age 68, of McKeesport lost his battle with cancer on Wednesday, January 5, 2022.  He was born in Clairton on February 25, 1953 and is the son of the late Grace Litman Knight and his stepfather the late Clifford Knight and his father, the late William Boyd.  He attended Clairton School District where he played high school football and graduated in 1971.

 
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Raymond Duane Marshall

January 12, 2022 |

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

On Tuesday January 11, 2022, Raymond Duane Marshall, age 83, one of the finest of men to come out of Boston, PA, died surrounded by his family, just like he would have wanted. Raised by his parents Leslie and Margaret (Harper) Marshall along with his brother Leslie Jr, Ray learned to work hard, to serve his country, and most importantly to share his friendship and love with others without hesitation or judgement. He was a courageous and honorable man, the strong patriarch of our family, had the best memory of all of us, and always enjoyed a good sunburn during family vacations at Ocean City, MD.

 
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Clare Kaufmann

January 12, 2022 |

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

Clare M. Kaufmann, 61, of N. Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at Forbes Regional Hospital. She was born June 23, 1960 in Swissvale, a daughter of Marie Holt and the late William Holt. Prior to her retirement, Clare was a dental assistant for Associates in Endodontics and later worked for Subway. She was a member of St. Agnes Parish and enjoyed gardening, cutting grass, feeding the birds, going to tractor shows and entertaining her family and friends. Clare worked timing and scoring at the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix, and various SCCA events, participated in the Westmoreland County Fair and won 1st place for her potato chips and also best of show and first place for her salsa. She is survived by her husband, Wayne Kaufmann; brothers, William Holt and Joseph (Kathleen) Holt; and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, N. Huntingdon, Pa 15642.

 


Dolores "Dee" Connor

January 12, 2022 |

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

Dolores "Dee" Connor, age 85, of McKeesport, died January 11, 2022, at home. Born July 14, 1936, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late George and Jennie (Bradley) Naysmith.

Dee Naysmith Connor left this world to be with the Lord. Now reunited with her beloved grandson, Matthew; and parents. Former employee of Better Business Bureau, and Kane Regional Center of McKeesport. Former member of Irish National Caucas, Sr. Sonshiners, ACRA, Democrat Committee, former President of the Hill Task Force, First Christian Church, Lions (Mon River Fleet), Jerico of McKeesport and the Ministerium, S.H.I.P. McKeesport, McKeesport Zoning Board, Redevelopment Authority of McKeesport, Renzie Park Seniors Board, and S.O.C.A.P.

 
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