Robert Anthony Marghella

September 20, 2016 |

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

Robert Anthony Marghella, 54, of Elizabeth, died Monday, September 19, 2016 at home. He was born June 23, 1962 in Pittsburgh and was the son of Thomas Savage of Elizabeth Township and the late Elizabeth Marghella Savage. Robert was a 1980 graduate of Elizabeth Forward High School and was an Electrician. In addition to his father, he is survived by his wife, Pamela Jean Forkey Marghella, daughters, Amy M. (Robert) Grice, Patricia A. (Frank Hayden, IV) Marghella, and April Marghella of Elizabeth, son, Eric Ukasic of Glassport, brothers, Thomas (Holly) Savage of Seven Springs, Chris (Wendy) Savage of Madison, and Larry Savage of Mount Pleasant, grandchildren, Dylan Tyner, Cameron and Conner Biddle, Natasha Bodnar, Frankie and Logan Hayden, a niece and a nephew.

 
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Cindy L. Bartek

September 20, 2016 |

Published By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Cindy L. Bartek, 59, of Glassport, formerly of Baldwin, passed away on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at John J. Kane Regional Center in McKeesport.  She was born in Pittsburgh on February 2, 1957 to Betty Hartman and the late Robert Hartman.

 
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Geraldine Marraccini Wright

September 19, 2016 |

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

Geraldine Marraccini Wright peacefully passed on September 18, 2016, at the age of 91. A pioneer for women in her time, she ran track and graduated in 1943 with a BS in Mathematics from the University of Pittsburgh, where she was also a member of Theta Phi Alpha sorority. In 1948, she earned her Master of Letters at Pitt. Afterward, she settled in Elizabeth Twp. and concentrated on raising her young, growing family.

 
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Richard E. Krausa

September 18, 2016 |

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

Richard E. Krausa, 76, of West Mifflin died peacefully at home on Saturday, September 17, 2016. Born in North Versailles on May 3, 1940, he was the son of the late Theodore and Helen (Sokolowski) Krausa. Mr. Krausa was a retired Manager for Isaly's, a former employee of Pennsylvania Coach, and proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy. Beloved husband of the late Leah A. Krausa, he is survived by two sons, Richard R. (Betsy) Krausa and Stephen (Cyndie) Krausa: two daughters, Sherry (Fred) Jenkins and Cheryl (Richard) Lutz; a brother, Edwin Krausa; a sister, Theodora Sheppard; twelve grandchildren, Jason (Linda), Angie (Brian), Michael (DeAnna), Rachel, Brittany, Doug, Cheyne, Tara, Kaylee, Cody, Alex and Ray; four great grandchildren,  Danielle, Sydney, Konner and Ava.

 
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Edward P. Kettering

September 18, 2016 |

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

Kettering, Edward P., 96, of East McKeesport, died Friday September 16, 2016. He was an Army veteran of WWII having training in England for two years before taking part in the D-day invasion on Normandy Beach then fighting thru France, Germany, and Belgium. He was a retired manager for Keystone Plumbing Sales Co., with forty years’ service; a member of St. Robert Bellarmine Church, East McKeesport, where he served and an usher; and was a volunteer at hospitals and nursing homes. He is survived by his wife, Agnes A. (Casey) Kettering; his daughter, Terri Kettering of New Milford; his grandchildren, Casey T. (Scott) Maxwell, and Richard E., and Benjamin J. Yannella; and nieces and nephews including special niece Casey Haftl.

 
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Laura J. James

September 18, 2016 |

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

Laura J. James, age 93 of McKeesport, passed away on September 17, 2016 at Riverside Care Center. Born June 22, 1923 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Casper and Sophie (Osolinski) Rybka and wife of the late Arthur D. James. Laura worked for J & L Steel during WWII. She also worked for The Tasty Donut Bakery in Christy Park. Laura was a member of Corpus Christi Parish. She treasured all aspects of nature and enjoyed relaxing visits to Conneaut Lake. Laura loved taking walks, keeping up on current events, and spending time with her grandchildren. She was also a Steeler fan who enjoyed a slice of pizza and her occasional beer. She was an avid Bingo player and was a member of the Friendship Club in McKeesport. She is survived by her daughter, Donna (the late William) Isbir, of White Oak; grandson, Bill (Janna) Isbir, of Pittsburgh; sisters, Annette Zyma, of North Versailles and Dolores (John) Marcinko, of Fullerton, CA; brother, Ronald “Rip” (Cheryl) Rybka, of Port Vue; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Lucille Castor, Helen Gall, Virginia Macey, Bertha Natale, and Cecelia Sally Rybka. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at Corpus Christi Church at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at McKeesport-Versailles Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to the Noah Torok Supplemental Needs Trust. (Please contact funeral home for address or more information) Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.

 

Joseph Robert Yankes

September 18, 2016 |

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

Joseph Robert Yankes, age 89, of North Huntingdon, passed away Saturday, September 17, 2016 at New Haven Court, Greensburg.

 
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Irene B. Reitz

September 17, 2016 |

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

Irene B. Reitz, age 82, of White Oak, passed away on Friday, September 16, 2016, at her residence. Born May 30, 1934 in Cumberland, PA, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Lander and Josephine Elizabeth (Lonzo) Fleming, and loving wife of the late Larry V. Reitz, Sr. In her younger years, Irene worked at the McKeesport Eat'n Park as a car-hop for many years. She later went on to work for King's Restaurant as well as a security guard in Pittsburgh, and most recently worked at the Alliance Christian Child Care. She enjoyed going to church at the Glassport Assembly of God where she was a Sunday school teacher and Royal Ranger. In her free time she enjoyed volunteering at Cornerstone TV, playing Yahtzee and spending time with her faithful dog, Hanna. Irene is survived by her children; Raymond Reitz, Cindy Palmer, Karen Penn, and Irene (Daniel) Brieck; Grandchildren, Chasity (Jeff) Bache, Mandy (Adam) Wagner, Nina (Greg) Plumb, Marty Joe Penn, Daniel (Darcy) Brieck Jr., and Shane Reitz; four great grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her son, Larry V. Reitz, Jr., and her siblings; Ethel, Jean, Mary, Elizabeth, William, and John. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 from 3-8 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Janice Lee Jones

September 17, 2016 |

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

Janice Lee Jones, 64, of McKeesport, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on September 13, 2016. Born November 4, 1951, in Duquesne, she was the daughter of the late James and Marguerite (Shaw) Davis Sr. Loving mother of Doreen Davis, Dion Davis, and Dedris J. Davis Sr. She is also survived by four brothers, James Davis Jr., Rodney Davis, Roderick Davis,  and Anthony Davis;  two sisters, Darlene Davis Jackson, and Ira Davis seven grandchildren, six great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

 
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Jason M. Bertoty

September 17, 2016 |

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

Jason M. Bertoty, 38, of McKeesport, died Thursday, September 15, 2016 at home.  Born in McKeesport, December 5, 1977, he was the son of the late Barbara Maines Bertoty and is survived by his father, Michael R. Bertoty of Jeannette; 2 children, Gavin Bertoty and Scarlet Bertoty; a brother, Wayne Bertoty of Elizabeth; 2 sisters, Lisa M. Lochinski of McKeesport and Margaret Clark of Sewickley. He was a graduate of McKeesport High School, was a McKeesport Tiger State AAA wrestling champion in 1996, and attended Pitt and C.C.A.C. The Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 is in charge of arrangements.  The family suggests contributions to the Verland Foundation, 212 Iris Road, Sewickley, PA  15143.

 

Joy Clemont Johnson

September 16, 2016 |

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

Joy Clemont Johnson, 88, of Dravosburg, died Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016. She was born Nov. 29, 1927, in McKeesport, the daughter of the late Harry and Etta Hoagland Johnson. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in McKeesport, and she retired as the executive director of the former YWCA on Ninth Street in McKeesport for many, many years where she and her mother founded the YWCA Garden Club which is now known as the Joyful Bloomers. She was also a member of the McKeesport Kiwanis Club where she was the very first woman inducted and then was elected the first woman president, a member of the Confederation of McKeesport Women’s Club, the Home Gardeners Guild, a member of Elizabeth Chapter No. 418 of the Eastern Star and was a volunteer for the McKeesport Regional History and Heritage Center. She is survived by her caregiver, Margaret Ann Cant, of Versailles Borough, cousins, and many, many dear friends. Friends will be received from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, at STRIFFLERS OF WHITE OAK CREMATION AND MORTUARY SERVICES, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, supervisor, 412-678-6177). Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel and officiated by the Rev. Debbie Kociban. Burial will follow in McKeesport and Versailles Cemetery. Condolences may be made at www.strifflerfuneralhomes.com.

 
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Frederick "Freddy" Joseph Bodnar, Jr.

September 16, 2016 |

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

Frederick "Freddy" Joseph Bodnar, Jr., 54, of West Newton died Monday, September 12, 2016 at home. He was born December 13, 1961 in McKeesport and was the son of Gertrude Elizabeth House Bodnar of Elizabeth Township and the late Frederick Bodnar, Sr. Freddy was an avid fisherman and was a jack of all trades. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his daughter, Monica Jentz, sons, Joseph and Jason Bodnar, 4 grandchildren, sister, Sharon Hallas, and brother, Vince Bodnar.

 
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James "Vance" Thomas Dabruzzo

September 16, 2016 |

Published By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

James “Vance” Thomas Dabruzzo, 78 of Glassport, passed away on Wednesday September 14, 2016 at West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh.  He was born February 19, 1938 in Glassport to the late Antonio and Maria DaPaolo Dabruzzo.

 
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Paul R. Good

September 15, 2016 |

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

Paul R. Good Jr., age 74, of Irwin, passed away September 15, 2016 at Excela Health Westmoreland. He was born September 11, 1942 in Harrison City, a son of the late Paul R. and Kathryn Krause Good.

 
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Emmett “Herby” Lee Gouker

September 14, 2016 |

Published By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Emmett “Herby” Lee Gouker, 69, of Jefferson Hills passed away at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh on Tuesday September 13, 2016.  He was born on April 6, 1947 in Jefferson Hills to the late Francis and Helma Smitley Gouker.

 
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