Janet Marie Byers

April 19, 2016 |

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

Janet Marie Byers, 77, of Versailles, died Monday, April 18, 2016. She was born June 30, 1938 in Pittsburgh and was the daughter of the late Alan Mueller and the late Marie Janicki Mueller Zugell. She is survived by her husband of 60 years Donald Lewis Byers Sr, daughter Sherry (Edward) Gasdick of Kissimmee, FL, and son Donald Lewis Byers Jr, of Versailles, grandchildren Kristen Marie Gasdick, Edward Gasdick Jr, Carl Alan Byers Jr, and Joshua Donald Byers, great-granddaughter Kayley Lynn Moon, brothers Robert (Anna) Mueller of Pittsburgh, Dale (Joyce) Mueller of Leeper, and Donald (Carol) Mueller of New Braunfels, TX, sister Diane (Greg) Drews and step-father Frank Zugell of North Tonawanda, NY, nieces, nephews and her dogs, Ozzy and Bugsy.

 
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Carl W. Ghrist

April 19, 2016 |

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

Carl W. Ghrist, age 76, of Latrobe, died April 13, 2016, at Greensburg Care Center. Born April 7, 1940, in Greensburg, he was the son of the late Wilbur and Ethel (Detor) Ghrist.
Carl was retired from the asphalt industry. He enjoyed volunteering for the Salvation Army, where dressed as Santa to help collect donations for the less fortunate. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed the outdoors.

 
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Michael L. Fisher

April 19, 2016 |

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

Michael L. Fisher, 73, of Versailles, passed away on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at home.

 
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Carol B. Gamble

April 19, 2016 |

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

Carol B. Gamble passed away on Feb. 14, 2016 at her home in Upland, CA.  She was born to John and Elizabeth Brazill of Hastings, PA on Sept. 5, 1939.  A graduate of University of Pittsburgh with a degree in Education, she taught at McKeesport, PA High School before becoming a CPA and establishing her own accounting firm.  After moving to CA in 1986, she worked in public accounting until joining the Administration at Claremont Graduate University as Director of Budget and Business Affairs.  Later she was named Director of Information Technology from which post she retired. Carol will be remembered as a loving wife and mother who is survived by her husband Jaye; sons Jaye III of Alexandria, VA and Scott of Malvern, PA and daughter Kristin Taylor of South Pasadena, CA; six grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.  A private family-only memorial service will be held at a future time.Those interested in remembering Carol with a donation are welcome to support the City of Hope in Duarte, CA (http://www.cityofhope.org/giving/donate) or the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (http://www.themmrf.org/donate-to-mmrf/)

 

Mike Mihalchik, Jr.

April 18, 2016 |

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

Mike Mihalchik, Jr., of Port Vue, passed away unexpectedly on April 13, 2016 at Forbes Regional Hospital. Mike was born on January 25, 1928 in Munhall and attended Munhall High School and later Robert Morris Business School. He also served in the United States Navy, at sea during World War II and in the Pentagon during the Korean War. Upon returning from the Navy he married Elayne Muscante and together they had three children, each married, Sheryl (Brent) Maletic, Robert (Renee) and Michael (Bonnie). Mike’s education and interest in computing made him one of the true pioneers of the computing age. In the late 1950’s IBM introduced its first general processing systems and he was tasked to learn its capabilities by the manufacturer. As a skilled systems analyst he was employed by Mesta Machine Company and later by Mesta Computing Services until his retirement. He was very proud to be a long time member of the Pittsburgh Byzantine Catholic Archieparchial Choir until Myasthenia Gravis robbed him of his ability to sing. A truly wonderful father, Dad was always a great sounding board for life’s issues. Mike is survived by a sister Dolly Suchta, and is predeceased by his wife Elayne, sister Mary Helen Cosgrove and parents Helen and Mike Mihalchik. He also has three grandchildren of whom he loved dearly, Michael, Madeline and Amy. He will be greatly missed. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., where a Parastas service will be held at 4 p.m. Divine Liturgy of Christian Burial will be Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church with Fr. Donald Voss as celebrant. Entombment will follow at New St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Myasthenia Gravis Association of Western PA, 490 E. North Ave., Suite 410, Pittsburgh, PA 15212. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Joseph L. Madden, Jr.

April 18, 2016 |

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

Joseph L. Madden, Jr. 89, of Clairton, passed away on Saturday, April 16, 2016 in Jefferson Hospital.  He was a retired expediter for U.S. Steel's Irvin Works in West Mifflin; worked later in life at Shop'n'Save; and was a Navy veteran of World War II. 

 
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Rhoda F. Farquhar

April 17, 2016 |

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

Rhoda F. Farquhar, age 91 of Versailles, passed away on Sunday, April 17, 2016 in K & R Caring Hands Personal Care Home.  Born September 14, 1924 in Monongahela, she was a daughter of the late Charles E. and Helen (Wood) Farquhar.

 
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Mary Jane (Reese) Castellow

April 17, 2016 |

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

Mary Jane (Reese) Castellow, age 75, passed away Saturday, April 16, 2016. She was born January 29, 1941 in St. Mary’s, West Virginia, a daughter of the late Harold and Ruth (Moore) Reese. She was a physical therapist in the Army during the Vietnam Conflict, and went on to create a physical therapist program at the Tarrant County College in Hurst, Texas. She is survived by her son Glenn (Mary) Castellow of Kill Devil Hills, South Carolina; two grandchildren; brother Harmon W. (Ruth) Reese; niece Kathryn I. (Gregory) Greco; and numerous great nieces and nephews.

 
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Dorothy J. Vigliotti

April 16, 2016 |

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

Dorothy J. Vigliotti, age 92 of Port Vue and formerly of Altoona, passed away on Saturday, April 16, 2016 in the Center for Compassionate Care, Mt. Lebanon.  Born January 23, 1924 in Blairsville, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Julia (Krizon) Lustick.

 
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Ruth E. Johnson

April 16, 2016 |

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

Ruth E. Johnson, age 94 of McKeesport, passed away on Saturday, April 16, 2016 in Briarcliff Pavillion in North Huntingdon.  Born September 5, 1921 in Elizabeth Twp., she was a daughter of the late Herbert and Margaret (Harrison) Johnson.

 
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Randy Lee Sawyers

April 16, 2016 |

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

Randy Lee Sawyers, age 50 of Forward Twp., passed away on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at Jefferson Hospital.  Born June 9, 1965 in McKeesport, he is a son of Eleanor (Shunk) Sawyers of Forward Twp. and the late Richard Sawyers.  Randy was a social member of the Elizabeth Volunteer Fire Company and the Monongahela Sportsman's Club.

 
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Lucille Ann (Judice) Katic

April 16, 2016 |

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

Lucille Ann (Judice) Katic, age 79, passed away on Thursday, April 14, 2016. She was born October 12, 1936 in Johnsonburg, the daughter of the late Michael and Elizabeth (Casilio) Judice. She retired after many years as the property accountant for numerous shopping malls in the Pittsburgh area. She loved to read, cook, paint and dance.

 
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Patricia R. Olson

April 16, 2016 |

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

Patricia R. Olson, age 85 of McKeesport, died April 13, 2016 at UPMC McKeesport. Born March 17, 1931 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Clara (Tackas) McMillan, and beloved wife of the late Carl N. Olson. Patricia was a devoted mother and grandmother and found great joy babysitting her grandkids and spending time with her family. She also enjoyed playing bingo with friends.

 
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Peter T. Owens

April 15, 2016 |

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

Peter T. Owens, age 32 of Versailles, passed away on Wednesday, April 4, 2016.  Born August 1, 1983 in Camden, NJ, he is a son of Charles T. Owens, Jr. of Hollywood, FL and Darlene M. (Anthony) Martin of Miami, FL.

 
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Martha Pauline Theresa Stercula

April 15, 2016 |

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

Martha Pauline Theresa (Laver) Stercula, age 87 of Clairton, passed away on Thursday, April 14, 2016 in Lawson's Nursing Home in Jefferson Hills.  Born February 22, 1929 in Clairton, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary (Krolick) Stercula.  

 
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