Lavonne Gertrude Sowers

December 06, 2018 |

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

Lavonne Gertrude Sowers, age 91 of Monongahela, reunited with her husband and parents on Saturday, November 17, 2018. She was born October 25, 1927 in Monongahela, the daughter of the late Clyde Francis and Mildred Lewellyn Crookham, and wife of the late Norvelle James Sowers. She worked at First National Bank in Monongahela prior to becoming a full-time homemaker. Lavonne was a devoted member of the First Baptist Church in Monongahela.  She loved caring for her grandchildren, shopping, watching Judge Judy, and she never missed an opportunity to cast her vote. A beloved mother, she is survived by her daughters, Vicki J. Lyons of McKeesport, Jeri S. (Paul) King of Monongahela, Penni (Michael) Cooper of Norton, OH, and Donna (Tracy) Ames of Fallowfield Twp., PA; grandchildren, William (Abbe) King of Leander, TX, Ann King of Allenwood, PA, Samuel and Zachary Ames of Fallowfield Twp.; great-grandchildren, Alexander and Andrew King; nieces, Linda (Davis) Yohe and Natalie (Craig) Bowen; great nieces and nephews, Allison, Christopher, Ashley and Brody; and other nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother and sister-in-law, Harry E. and Jesse Crookham. 

 
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Theresa K. Marino

December 06, 2018 |

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

Theresa K. Marino ("Terry", "Tee Dee", and recently, "Ti Ti"), 91, of North Versailles, passed away peacefully on December  5, 2018. She was born March 29, 1927, in Elwood, Indiana and was the daughter of the late Harold "Pete" and Mary Katherine (Dyer) Walman. Terry was a member of Corpus Christi Parish. She was politically engaged and served at the election polls for more than 40 years. She was compassionate and social, and quick to make new friends.  She worked as a pharmacist technician at Revco, a cashier at Marraccini's, and a caregiver for many years. Terry will be remembered as feisty, strong-willed, and a loving mother, grandmother, and friend of strong Catholic faith.

 
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Albert J. Vavra

December 06, 2018 |

Published By Willig Funeral Home & Crematory | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Cremation Services

Albert J. Vavra, age 71, of Duquesne, died November 21, 2018, from an accident on the McKeesport-Duquesne Bridge. Born January 18, 1947, he was the son of the late Albert J. and Theresa (Moran) Vavra.

 
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Clifford J. "Slim" Berry

December 06, 2018 |

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

Clifford J. "Slim" Berry, 73, of Clairton, Pennsylvania, departed this life on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 in Southwestern Healthcare Center.

 
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Carol Bury

December 05, 2018 |

Published By William H. Craig Funeral Home | Posted in: William H Craig Funeral Home

Carol Bury, 78 of North Huntingdon passed away December 3, 2018 in Forbes Hospital Monroeviille, Pa.She was born August 7, 1940 in McKeesport the daughter of the late Francis and Bertha (Skiba) Semenko. Carol was the wife of the late John G. Bury. She is survived by daughters Dorene Ancosky and Denise Halter (Robert) and a son John G. Bury (Shelly). She is also survived by brother Edward "Sonny" Semenko (Cheryl),and a sister Patricia Laney, and 7 grandchildren. Friends may call thursday from 4:00 pm to 8:00pm in the William H. Craig Funeral Home 3000 Versailles Ave. McKeesport, Pa.15132. Funeral Mass will be friday at 11:00am in Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish North Huntingdon Pa. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Port Vue, Pa.

 

Carol L. Hettler

December 05, 2018 |

Published By William H. Craig Funeral Home | Posted in: William H Craig Funeral Home

Carol L. Hettler,57 passed away December 3, 2018 at her home in Trafford. She was born in McKeesport on April 18,1961 the daughter of the late James and Joyce Robertson. Carol was an avid NASCAR fan,and country music fan she also liked reading books. She is survived a daughter Hannah Brown and a son Brian Hettler. She was predeceased by a son James Robertson. She is also survived by a brother Daniel (lynn) Robertson. 6 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Friends may call Thursday from 12 Noon to 2:00 pm in William H. Craig Funeral Home,Inc. 3000 Versailles Ave. McKeespoert,Pa. 15132. A service will be held at 2:00pm in the funeral home.

 

Betty Lynn Zoltak

December 05, 2018 |

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

Betty Lynn Zoltak, 72, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, December 4, 2018.  She was born June 22, 1946 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late William and Elizabeth Seitz.  Prior to her retirement, Betty was a Math teacher for Norwin School District and a member of New Hope Presbyterian Church, North Huntingdon.  After retirement, Betty continued tutoring students and she dedicated many years sponsoring and mentoring people thru AA.  She served as a deacon and elder at New Hope Presbyterian Church and enjoyed photography and fishing on the family boat.  She is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Richard Zoltak; nephew, David Watson and his wife, Shannan; and niece Jodi Ozegovich and her husband, Gary; great nephews, Isaac, Benjamin, Joshua and Nicholas.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA on Thursday 6-8 p.m. and Friday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.  A funeral service will take place on Saturday at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Entombment to follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

Alfrieda Joy (Steiner) Bruno

December 04, 2018 |

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

Alfrieda Joy (Steiner) Bruno 83, formerly of Upper St. Clair and Greensburg, PA entered heaven on December 2, surrounded by her family at home in Wellsville, PA. She was born May 16, 1935 in Adamsburg, PA and is the daughter of the late Vida and William Steiner. In addition to her parents, she is greeted in heaven by her loving husband John Currie Bruno, Sr. and beloved son John Bruno, Jr. 
Celebrating her life are daughter and son-in-law Cheryl (Bruno) and Doug Gamber (Wellsville, PA), cherished grandchildren Emily (Gamber) and Andrew Lambert (Newtown, PA) and John (Wellsville), sister and brother-in-law Anna Marie and Floyd Gillott (North Huntingdon, PA) and brother and sister-in-law Bill and Mary Ann Steiner (Rome, GA), many nieces and nephews, cousins, friends and family dog Lainey. 
The family is especially thankful for Charleen, Connie and Sharon who provided loving care and support and enabled Alfrieda to stay at home with Cheryl and Doug for six years as the Alzheimer’s and dementia progressed.
Alfrieda was a 1953 graduate of Sewickley Township High School in Herminie, PA. She attended business school and worked as an executive secretary at Fisher Body/General Motors in West Mifflin, PA. After Cheryl was born she became a full-time homemaker and loved her role as mom and wife. She was active in Cheryl and John’s school events at Upper St. Clair High School and never missed a game or performance. She was a devoted Penn State football fan.
After moves to several states with her husband John for his job at J&L Steel, Alfrieda settled with her family in Upper St. Clair. Alfrieda and John were long-time members of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Upper St. Clair where she served on the communion committee for years faithfully baking communion bread and as a Sunday School teacher with John. 
Her life was guided by her deep faith and devotion to family. She shared her love of Christ with everyone she met and served as a role model for all who knew her. Her beautiful smile brought joy and comfort to many. Her positive outlook, kind and generous spirit, attendance at countless sporting events and school activities and commitment to family and friends will long be cherished by all who knew and loved her. We know she is happy to be Home.
Family and friends will be received Friday, December 7 from 3 – 7 pm at James W. Shirley Funeral Home, North Huntingdon; Funeral service Saturday December 8, 10 am at the funeral home. Visitation prior to the service. Intermittent Westmoreland Cemetery, Greensburg. Luncheon to follow at Banquets Unlimited, Irwin.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made in her memory to the Melanoma and Skin Cancer Center at Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute and mailed to University Development; Mail code A120, 90 Hope Drive; Hershey, PA 17033 (Checks should be made payable to Penn State) or to donate online visit: www.giveto.psu.edu/MelanomaCenter

 

 

Gene E. Minerva

December 03, 2018 |

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

Gene E. Minerva, 80, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, December 3, 2018.  He was born October 10, 1938 in McKeesport, PA, a son of the late James and Velma (Dakin) Minerva.  Prior to his retirement, Gene was a truck driver and a veteran of the US Army having served in the 101st Airborne during the Vietnam War.  He was a member of the Guffey Club since 1977 where he served as president for 30 years, member of Frederick Franklin Masonic Lodge 14 for 45 years and Youngwood Sportsman's Club, and loved taking motorcycle trips.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his daughter, Sue Beasley;  brother, Vincent James Minerva; and sister, Louella Taylor.  He is survived by his wife, Joanne Raynak; sons, Jim Minerva and his wife, Elizabeth, Tim Minerva and his wife, Jill; stepson David Raynak and his wife, Saundra, Jonathan Raynak and his wife Stacey; brother, Glenn Minerva and his wife, Jean; grandchildren, Nicholas (Maureen) Minerva, Jonna (Brandon) Nedley, Isla Minerva, Camden Minerva, Matthew, Kayla and Cameron Raynak; great-grandchildren, Carson and Payton Nedley; and his beloved spaniel, Brittany.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA on Thursday from 1-3 and 5-8 p.m.  A funeral service will take place on Friday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment will follow at Grandview Cemetery, North Versailles.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shriners Hospital, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or Wounded Warriors Project.   www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 

Andrew L. Papson, Jr.

December 03, 2018 |

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

Andrew L. Papson, Jr., age 79 of Clairton, passed away on Sunday, December 2, 2018 in Jefferson Hospital.  Born June 15, 1939 in Elizabeth, he was a son of the late Andrew L. Papson, Sr. and Kathryn (Roberts) Papson.  A US Army Veteran and past president of the I.U.E., Andrew retired as a mechanic for Liberty Poly Glass in West Mifflin and also worked as a greeter for WalMart in West Mifflin for 16 years.  He gave of his time as a little league coach for many years, coaching the AllStar Travel team, and was an enthusiastic fan of Clairton Bears sports and the local, Pittsburgh pro teams.  

 
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David A. Graham

December 03, 2018 |

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

David A. Graham, age 77, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Sunday, December 2, 2018 at Jefferson Hospital. An Army veteran, he retired as a police officer and former police chief in Elizabeth Township. A member of Round Hill Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth Twp., he was a former president and board member of the Elizabeth Township Area Emergency Medical Services and a member of the Stephen Bayard Masonic Lodge No. 526 of Elizabeth. Born November 6, 1941 in Large, he was a son of the late Walter R. Graham Sr. and the late Margaret (Biddle) Graham, and husband of the late Kathy (Heil) Graham.

 
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John T. Benedek, Jr.

December 03, 2018 |

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

John Timothy Benedek, Jr., 41, of Elizabeth Township, died Friday, November  30, 2018. He was born June  5, 1977 in Jeannette and was the son of John T. (Joy A. ) Benedek, Sr. of North Huntingdon and the late Rosalie (Zaffuto) Benedek. John was co-owner of J & M Automotive Repair Service, LLC., in McKeesport.  He was an avid hunter and fisherman, wonderful life-partner, loving son, super amazing father, great step-dad, pap pap and uncle. He was a great automotive restoration specialist, painter and mechanic. He enjoyed building R C cars for his son and family trips to the beach. John would help anyone, anytime, and was someone you could always count on.

 
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Michael T. Horvath

December 03, 2018 |

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

Michael T. Horvath, 89, of North Huntingdon, passed away Saturday, December 1, 2018 at Harbour Senior Living of Monroeville.  He was born July 8, 1929 in Lansford, Pa., a son of the late Martin and Mary (Yadvish) Horvath.  Prior to his retirement, Michael was a conductor for the Union Railroad and a WWII and Korean War veteran having served as a paratrooper in the US Army.  He loved to play the organ, gamble and watch the Pittsburgh Steelers.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Julia Horvath and second wife, Antoinette Horvath; sons, Michael S. and Ronald M. Horvath; daughters, Carol Knapp and Linda J. Miller; and sister, Mary Benko.  He is survived by his brother, Martin Horvath; stepson, Richard Yednak and his wife, Jeanne; step-daughter, Diane Haag and her husband, Gregory; grandchildren, James (Jennifer) Miller, John (Darci) Miller, Nicholas (Lea) Horvath, Jennifer (Tim) Davis; step grandchildren, Robin (David) Ente, Darren Haag, Kelli (Jerod) Hobbs, Travis Yednak; and six great-grandchildren.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.  A funeral service will follow at 12 noon in the funeral home chapel.  Interment will be private in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont, PA.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Wounded Warriors Foundation.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.[[image

 

Florence E. Zolczer

December 03, 2018 |

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

Florence E. Zolczer, age 87, of McKeesport, died November 30, 2018, at Family Hospice & Palliative Care of Mt. Lebanon. Born January 9, 1931, in Buena Vista, she was the daughter of the late Valentine and Josephine (Strohen) Stieman and the wife of the late Adolph F. Zolczer.

 
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James L. Waugh

December 02, 2018 |

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

James L. Waugh, 70, of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday November 29, 2018. He was born February 7, 1948 in McKeesport, the son of the late Lester and Louise (Schultz) Waugh. James was a retired employee of Alstom, Charleroi. He loved golf and bowling and was a big Steelers fan. He was always the practical joker. He is survived by his wife Kathy L. (Ralph) Waugh of North Huntingdon; his daughter Britt Waugh; his sister Trish Radican; sisters in-law Irene Johnson and Marion (Frank) Baker; brother in law Gomer (Arlene) Ralph; nieces Tara, Jamie, and Jess; and great nephews.
 
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