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Lillian S. Schroeder

November 11, 2019 |

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

Lillian S. Schroeder, age 88, of White Oak, died November 9, 2019, at Forbes Hospital. Born February 10, 1931, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late James and Anna (Mondula) Socrates and the wife of the late Jacob W. Schroeder.

 
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Michael Long

November 09, 2019 |

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

On Thursday, November 7, 2019, Michael age 47 of Port Vue, passed away.  Beloved son of Michael E. & Candy (Stinebaugh) Long.  Loving brother of Alisha Long, Ken Long, and the late Ronald G. Long.  Michael is preceded in death by his grandparents Glenn & Bernadette Stinebaugh, Henry & Mary Long, and Godmother Barbara Long.  Michael had many jobs, including Central Pizza, the Boston Diner, Cavanagh’s Restaurant, Walmart. Michael especially enjoyed driving for Black Eagle Company and S & S Transportation. Michael was also a Captain of the Boston Volunteer Fire Department and a member of the Sons of American Legion Post 701 White Oak.

 
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M. Dennis Legin

November 08, 2019 |

By William S. Skovranko Memorial Home | Posted in: William S. Skovranko Memorial Home

M. Dennis Legin, 76, of Duquesne, died peacefully at home on Thursday, November 7, 2019. Born in Braddock, October 5, 1943, he was the son of the Late John and Claire (Rodavich) Legin. Mr. Legin was a member of Christ, The Light of the World Parish, Duquesne; a retired Police Officer, with forty years of service to the City of Duquesne, and a Life Member of the Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 91. Beloved husband of the Late Karen Surgent Legin, he is survived by two loving sons, Matthew J. Legin and John R. (Lori) Legin; a brother, Mark Legin, two sisters, Janine (Charles) Millirons and Rosemary (Al) Waldron, four grandchildren, Alexander Legin, Nathan Legin, Abigail Legin, and Nathan Stevens, and nieces, nephews, and cousins.

 
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Sister Liguori Rossner

November 08, 2019 |

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

Sister Liguori Rossner 78, on November 7, 2019.  Born Patricia Rossner on July 31, 1941 in Duquesne, she was the daughter of the late Bernard and Genevieve (Pustelny) Rossner Sr.  She attended St. Joseph Elementary School in Duquesne, Divine Redeemer Academy in Elizabeth and Duquesne University where she received a B.S. Ed.  She later attended Carnegie Mellon University and received an M.A. in History.  She entered the Community of the Sisters of the Divine Redeemer in 1959 and served as a teacher in several Pittsburgh area schools including St. Raphael Elementary, St. Bartholomew Elementary, Divine Redeemer Academy and Bishop Boyle High School. In 1979 she joined the order of the Sisters for Christian Community and that year became co-founder of the Jubilee Soup Kitchen, eventually becoming the Executive Director of the Jubilee Association, Inc.  She was instrumental in expanding the work of Jubilee from a soup kitchen to a multi-service community center including a food pantry, employment and placement service, wellness center, health outreach and the John Heinz Family Center. Sister Liguori received several awards for her service including the Cardinal Wright Award from the Bishop’s Latin School in 2018,  the Courageous Woman Award from Mom’s House in 2000, Caritas Award from Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Pittsburgh in 1993,  the Catholic Youth Award from the Pittsburgh Catholic Youth Association in 1990, the “True Pittsburgher” award from Pittsburgh Magazine in 1986 and was inducted into the Century Club of Distinguished Duquesne Alumni in 1994.  She also served as president of the Diocesan Sisters Council in the 1970’s. 

 
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Dolores M. Francetic

November 08, 2019 |

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

Dolores M. Francetic, age 92, of White Oak, died Friday, November 8, 2019.  She was born in Braddock on December 28, 1926 and is the daughter of the late George and Ann Pendro Susce and the wife of the late George B. Francetic.  She enjoyed working in the garden, baking and cooking.

 
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Arthur H. Anderson

November 08, 2019 |

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

Arthur H. Anderson, 89, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Friday, November 8, 2019 at home. He was born May 24, 1930 in Erie and was the son of the late John W. and Laura E. (Nystrom) Anderson. Arthur was a member of Central Highlands Community United Methodist Church in Elizabeth Township. He retired from Marmon Keystone in 1993 and was a US Army Veteran serving during the Korean War. He was a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and was a member of the National Rifle Association. He loved spending time with his family, and sitting on his deck reading his Kindle. He was a life-long avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan and loved to golf with his brothers.

 
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Theodore A. Smith

November 08, 2019 |

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

Theodore A. Smith, 91 of North Huntingdon died November 7, 2019 at Walden's View. He was born January 2, 1928 in Mckeesport, a son of the late John and Louise Almsmith Smith. Theodore was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church. Prior to his retirement he was employed as a machinist  for PDQ Tool and  Die and was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during the Korean War. He was preceded in death by his wife Rosemary Caulfield Smith, two brothers, Millard and William, one sister, Dorothy Wilson.He is survived by a son, Theodore A. Smith(Patricia), daughter, Sharon L. Polovina Thomas) grandchildren, Brandon (Michelle) Polovina, Jennifer (Robert) Mallory, Kellynn (Matthew) Krinock, Nathaniel and Trevor Smith;  great-grandchildren, Hunter, Jordyn and Noah.  Friends will be received from 3- 7 p.m. on  Sunday  at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  A funeral Mass will be held on Monday at 9:30 a.m at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church.  Private Interment Tuesday at 11 a.m. at  Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 
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Mary Jane Serra

November 07, 2019 |

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

Mary Jane Serra, age 84 of North Huntingdon and Greensburg died November 6, 2019 at Grandview Estates of Elizabeth. She was born July 22, 1935 in Greensburg, a daughter of the late Jesse and Vanda Falkosky Deemer. Mary Jane enjoyed crafts, painting, arts, cruises and travel. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald Serra. She is survived by four daughters Adale Flores (Mike), Jessica Nigra (Paul), Natalie Smith, Charise Hess (Rob), one sister Donna Grifana (Phillip), 11 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, Pa Saturday 1-4 p.m. followed by a service at 4 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment Tuesday 1 p.m. at Westmoreland Memorial Park. Memorials to the American Cancer Society. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Clara B. Palumbo

November 07, 2019 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Clara B. Palumbo, 86 of Liberty Boro, died Nov. 7, 2019.  She is the daughter of the late William and Blanche Borkowski and beloved wife of the late John Palumbo. 

She is survived by her sister Genevieve Borkowksi; brother Edward Borkowski and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by brothers Benjamin, John and Joseph Borkowski and sisters Cecilia Borkowski, Laura Mihalovich and Gertrude Wojton. 

Clara was a retired secretary for US Steel National Tube and was a member of Queen of the Rosary Parish.

 
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Albert P. Papula

November 07, 2019 |

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

Albert P. Papula, age 67 of North Huntingdon died November 5, 2019. He was born April 20, 1952 in Pittsburgh, Pa., a son of the late Albert and Marianne Micklos Papula. Albert was a member of St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon. He was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers, Penguins and Pirate fan. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, self employed as a Cryogenics Engineer and a graduate of Norwin Class of 1970. He is survived by his wife Beth Andolina Papula, two sons , Andrew (Jenna), Keith (Deanna) and one daughter Taylor Papula, brother, Gene (Christa) Papula, sister Marianne Papula, 4 grandchildren, Kane, Kora, Sylas and Jackson.

 
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Justine M. Kozak

November 07, 2019 |

By William S. Skovranko Memorial Home | Posted in: William S. Skovranko Memorial Home

Justine M. (Horgas) Kozak, 84, of North Huntingdon, (Formerly of Duquesne) died peacefully on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, in Golden Heights Personal Care Home, Penn Twp. Born in Duquesne, May 19, 1935, she was the daughter of the Late Joseph and Mary (Vesonder) Kozak. Mrs. Kozak was a member of Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, West Mifflin. Beloved wife of the Late Albert Kozak, she is survived by her loving children, Barry (Kathy) Kozak and Donna (Chet) Palesko; six grandchildren, Alan Palesko (Amy Nicks), Amy Lujan (Marcos), Lauren Ray (Dustin), Nicholas Kozak (Alexandra), Daniel Kozak  and David Kozak; five great-grandchildren, Owen, Talia, Justine, Jackson and Max. She is also survived by nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by two sisters, Grace Tarczy and Clara Bodnar.

 
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Albert Louis Funk III

November 06, 2019 |

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

Baby Albert Louis Funk III went to be with Jesus Monday, November 4, 2019.  Infant son of Peggie Paulus and Albert Louis Funk, Jr. of McKeesport.

 
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Gerry C. Cope

November 06, 2019 |

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

Gerry C. Cope, age 75 of Clairton, took his last breath at 10:24 AM on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at his home.  He was an electronic technician for U.S Steel, Clairton Works for 39 years. Gerry was also a Veteran serving during the Vietnam War, a former teacher of hairdressing and a hairdresser at John Cesko's in McKeesport, a former DJ at Charley J's in North Versailles for 16 years, sang in the doo-wop group The BelAirs, was a Mason in Chapter #162, and a member of the Knights Templar.  Born October 8, 1944 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Charles H., Jr. and Jenny (Gladkowski) Cope.  Gerry is survived by his wife of 49 years, Barbara Alice (Lloyd) Cope; daughter Laurie (James Bayto) Stonick of Clairton; son Gerry C. (Barbara Payo) Cope, Jr. of Clairton; grandchildren Gerry C., III, Christopher, Dylan, Jayden, Jackson, and Aria Cope, and Thomas and Tyler Deliman; brothers Jay (Sharon) Cope of North Carolina and Wayne (Pam) Kucich of White Oak; and also nieces and nephews. 

 
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William A. Argyle

November 06, 2019 |

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

William A. Argyle, age 76, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at Jefferson Hospital. He was a retired lab technician at U.S. Steel Irvin Works in West Mifflin. He was an Army veteran serving during the Vietnam War and received the Purple Heart in January 1966 while serving with the 173 Airborne. He was a former member of Dravosburg American Legion and Dravosburg Fire Hall, and various bowling leagues in the Mon Valley.

 
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William Andrew Yusko

November 06, 2019 |

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

William Andrew Yusko,  63, of North Versailles, passed away, Saturday, November  2, 2019. He was born August 2, 1956 in Pittsburgh and was the son of the late Andrew and Alice (Curran) Yusko. He was also preceded in death by sisters, Joann (Alan) McCartney and Mary Ann Yusko, and a brother, James Yusko. He is survived by nieces, Heather  (Dominick) Candelore and Kami (Vince) Bracco, great nieces, Sierra Wareham, Isabella Candelore and Arianna Bracco, aunts, uncles, cousins, and his best friend, Robert Bacco. There is no visitation.  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