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Adil Jehangir Balaporia

March 09, 2017 |

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

Adil Jehangir Balaporia, 70, of White Oak, died Thursday March 9, 2017. He was born October 11, 1946 in Bombay, India and was the son of the late Jehangir and Freny (Morris) Balaporia. Adil worked for Sears for over 35 years. He is survived by his wife, Zarin Adil (Daruwala) Balaporia, daughters, Rita Balaporia and Dilshad (Michael) Gump of Chicago, IL, and Tanaz (Andrew) Walendziewicz of North Huntingdon, sister, Ruby Rohinton (Rohinton) Batliwalla of Bombay, India, grandchildren, Aiden, Jolene, Elijah and Shailee, nieces and nephews.

 
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Edward G. Borowitz

March 09, 2017 |

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

Edward G. Borowitz, age 69 of Elizabeth Township, died Wednesday, March 8, 2017. He was born in Pittsburgh on April 26, 1948, son of the late Edward and Mary Borowitz. He was a maintenance Technician for Shadyside Hospital for thirty years until he retired.

 
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Peter Ballaban

March 09, 2017 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

PETER BALLABAN, 87, of West Mifflin died March 9, 2017.  Originally from Donora, PA, he was the son of the late Matthew and Mary Ballaban; beloved husband of Anna (Hura) Ballaban; father of Peter (Lynn) Ballaban of Wexford, Becky (the late Al) Marks of West Mifflin and David (Joyce) Ballaban of Reading, Pa; grandfather of Jayne and Matthew Marks; brother of Matthew Ballaban of FL; also survived by nieces and nephews.  P

 
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Justin “Bubba” R. Helfrich

March 08, 2017 |

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

Justin “Bubba” R. Helfrich, age 31 of Castle Shannon formerly of North Huntingdon, passed away March 4, 2017. He was born January 5, 1986 in Monroeville, a son of Donald G. and Cindy L. (Parke) Helfrich. He worked for Craig Gouker Roofing & Home Improvement in West Mifflin. He is preceded in death by his grandparents Robert and Shirley Parke; and his grandmother Marcella Helfrich. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brother Eric R. (Sherry) Helfrich of McKeesport; nephew Brady Helfrich; and grandfather Raymond Helfrich Jr. along with numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
 
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Heather L. Dempsey

March 08, 2017 |

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

Heather L. Dempsey, 33, of Irwin, died Monday March 6, 2017. She was born June 23, 1983 at Jeannette Hospital, a daughter of William E. Dempsey of North Huntingdon and Terri L (Richter) Dempsey of Irwin. Heather worked as an assistant at Dr. Anna B. Miller, Eye Care Center, Pittsburgh. In addition to her parents she is survived by the love of her life Joseph Aquiline of Pittsburgh; her son Logan L. Swidowski of Irwin; her brother Christopher E. (Natalie) Dempsey of Latrobe; niece and nephew Isabella and Lucas; her grandmother Doris P. Fritz of AZ; also aunts, uncles, cousins and her beloved pet dog Lyla.
 
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Marilyn Capicotto

March 08, 2017 |

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

Marilyn "Teenie" (Warchola) Capicotto, age 59, of Elrama, passed away on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at home. She attended Ringgold High School. She spent years as a cafeteria worker at Mon Valley Secondary School. Recently, she was employed at Top of the Morning in Elizabeth. Marilyn loved spending time with her grandchildren.

 
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Janet Duff Smith

March 07, 2017 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Janet Duff Smith died March 4, 2017. She was born June 26, 1942. Friends will be received from 4 to 7 p.m. March 9 at Tunie Funeral Home, Inc., 218 E. 11th Ave., Homestead, where a service will be held at 7 p.m. March 9.

 


Jeffrey A. Burk

March 07, 2017 |

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

Jeffrey A. Burk, 52, of Trafford, died unexpectedly Sunday March 5, 2017. He was born February 1, 1965 in Greensburg, the son of Fred J. and Barbara J. (Watson) Burk of North Huntingdon. He was a graduate of Norwin High School, class of 1984 and a member of First Presbyterian Church, Irwin. Jeff was an Easter Seals poster child at the age of 5 which provided him with many opportunities to attend many sports events and meet Pittsburgh sports figures. He was an avid Pittsburgh sports fan.
 
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Stanley John Zaurski

March 07, 2017 |

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

Stanley John Zaurski, 90, of Elizabeth Township, died Monday March 6, 2017. He was born February 2, 1927 in Glassport and was the son of the late Adam and Mary Kraszewski Zaurski. Stanley worked for the former Copperweld and was a US Army Veteran serving during the Korean War. He is survived by his wife, Angeline "Goldie" Simon Zaurski, daughters, Katherine ( Richard) Mondak of Hermitage and Michele (David) Majestic of Canonsburg, sister, Clara Stasko of Port Vue, grandchildren, Michael Mondak of Hermitage, and Angeline "Angie" Majestic and Grace Majestic of Canonsburg.

 
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Nancy J. Calabro

March 07, 2017 |

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

Nancy J. Calabro, 81, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at UPMC Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh.

 
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Grace Balogh Bertok

March 06, 2017 |

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

Grace E. ( Balogh) Bertok,  age 89, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, March 6, 2017 at  AHN West Penn Hospital Hospice Unit.

 
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Robert G. Boord

March 06, 2017 |

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

Robert G. Boord, age 80 of White Oak, died Monday, March 6, 2017. He was born in McKeesport on November 25, 1936, son of the late Robert and Dorothy Crossman Boord. Robert worked as a printer at the Daily News for over thirty years before he retired. He was a lifetime volunteer fireman for the White Oak Fire Department and was an avid fisherman and gardener.

 
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Noah Jacob Baran

March 06, 2017 |

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

Noah Jacob Baran, age 5 weeks, of South Park Twp., passed away on Monday, February 27, 2017 at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

 
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Donna J. (Guyer) Yelich

March 06, 2017 |

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

Donna J. (Guyer) Yelich, 82, of Hutchinson, died Saturday March 4, 2017, at home. She was born January 28, 1935 in McKeesport the daughter of the late Charles and Hazel (Bumbarger) Guyer and was also preceded in death by her husband Nicholas P. Yelich and a brother Glenn Guyer. She was a retired employee of the U.S. Postal Service with over twenty years’ service. She was a member of West Newton United Presbyterian Church, where she was an elder and former junior and senior choir director for 35 years, a Sunday School teacher, a member of the Women’s Association, and the Sewing Circle.
 
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Allen L. March

March 06, 2017 |

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

Allen L. March, 69, of Clairton, died Wednesday March 1, 2017. He was born November 16, 1947 in Pittsburgh and was the son of the late Wesley A . March and the late Marilyn Hughes March Ryan. Allen was a retired District Manager for K-Mart. He is survived by his sons, Jason H. (Kirsten) March of Fairfax, VA, and Jeremy (Kim) March of Bridgewater, VA, brother, Samuel (Pamela) March of Elizabeth Township, grandchildren, Chloe, Abigail, and Brody March, niece, Jennifer (Steven) Turner and nephew, Gregory (Kristin) March.

 
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