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Joshua Harold Henderson

December 07, 2016 |

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

Joshua Harold Henderson, 32, of Irwin, passed away Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at his home.  He was born December 15, 1983 in Panama City, FL, son of David W. and Wendy Beers Henderson.

 
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Elizabeth Ann "Pinky" Anderson Sasala

December 06, 2016 |

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

Elizabeth Ann "Pinky" Anderson Sasala, age 73, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at her daughter’s residence. She was a retired hairdresser for Bekavac Funeral Homes. She was a former member of Christy Park United Methodist Church in McKeesport.

 
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Lula E. Boyer

December 06, 2016 |

By Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home | Posted in: Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home

LULA E. BOYER, 100, of West Mifflin, died Dec. 5, 2016.  She is the daughter of the late Irwin and Catherine (Schumacker) Sikes.  Wife of the late Charles Boyer.  Lula is survived by her dauhter Margaret Jane (Jesse) Sellers of West Mifflin; granddaughters Cynthia (Robert) McCorkle and Catherine (Terry) Burgess; great grandchildren Wesley and Jesse McCorkle and Jared and Elizabeth Burgess and 2 great great grandchildren Archer and Hunter.

Friends received at the Lincoln Place Nazarene Church on Thurs. from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at which time a funeral service will be held with Rev. Joseph Stump.  Interment following Jefferson Memorial Park.  Funeral arrangements by Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne.

 


Rebecca Mae Mence

December 05, 2016 |

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

Rebecca Mae Mence, 59, of McKeesport, died Friday December2, 2016 at home. She was born May 26, 1957 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the Late George Stauffer and the late Sally Bell Bowser` Hutson. She was the wife of the late Eugene Mence who died August 7, 2008. Rebecca was a member of West Side United Methodist Church, and was a Nurse's Aid at Lindsleys Personal Care Home.

 
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Betty J. Daugherty

December 04, 2016 |

By Willig Funeral Home & Crematory | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Betty J. Daugherty died Nov. 29, in Glassport. Born April 22, 1944, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Evelyn (Magee) Daugherty.
For 41 years, Betty worked as a bookkeeper for Southland Dodge and Yarborough Development. She was a loving sister.
Suvivors include siblings, Shirley Scott, Hazel, Judy Carlson, Eugene, Kathy, Richard, Janet Frias, Patrick and Kenneth; nieces and nephews: great nieces and nephews.

 
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Olive (Faulds) Dishong

December 04, 2016 |

By Willig Funeral Home & Crematory | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Olive (Faulds) Dishong, age 81, of West Mifflin, died November 30, 2016 at AHN Jefferson Hospital. Born October 9, 1935 in Homestead, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Florence (Link) Faulds and wife of the late Donald Dishong, Sr. Olive worked as a cashier for Hills and then most recently at Kennywood. She loved concerts and music, especially gospel. She enjoyed to play cards, sometimes alone and also with her family.

 
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“Inky” Elnora H. (Hanchey) Gusan

December 04, 2016 |

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

“Inky” Elnora H. (Hanchey) Gusan, age 80, of Irwin, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Thursday December 1, 2016. She was born September 16, 1936 in Bloomfield, a daughter of the late Albert and Holly (Ilgenfritz) Hanchey. She loved spending time with her family and will be dearly missed by everyone. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of over 48 years Lawrence “Larry”, who she is back together with in heaven; a brother Albert; and a sister Barbara.
 
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Kerry L. Jarrett

December 03, 2016 |

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

Kerry L. Jarrett, age 76, of Clairton, passed away on Friday, December 2, 2016 in Jefferson Hospital. He was a retired mechanic with Sears Roebuck, a member of the Living Hope Assembly of God Church in Clairton and a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam era.

 
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James F. Lucot

December 03, 2016 |

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

James F. Lucot, age 83, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, December 2, 2016 at Excela Health Westmoreland.

 
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Marilyn Moore Couchenour

December 03, 2016 |

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

Marilyn Moore Couchenour, 86, of North Huntingdon, peacefully passed away on Friday, December 2, 2016 at her home.

 
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John L. Ferko

December 03, 2016 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

John L. Ferko (92) of Glassport passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, December 2nd at the Veteran’s Community Living Center in Aspinwall under the compassionate care of the VA staff. He was born on April 23, 1924 in Munhall. He was preceded in death by parents, Suzanna (Trella) and Andrew Ferko, sisters Anna Ferko and Mary (William) Boldizar, brother, Andrew (Julie) Ferko, son, Richard Ferko, daughter, Kathleen Smedley, daughter-in-law, Mary Manno Ferko, and his beloved wife of 64 years, Cecilia Ferko.

 
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Charles Plesniak

December 02, 2016 |

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

Charles "Chaz" Plesniak, age 54 of McKeesport, passed away on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at his home. Born June 17, 1962, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Walter and Ruth (Williams) Plesniak. Chaz most recently worked at Simonnetta Collision & Car Care Center, prior to that he worked at Magic Creations, in McKeesport. He enjoyed watching all Pittsburgh sports and he was a huge Elvis fan. He is survived by siblings Betty (Ernie) Titmus of OH, Walter (Nancy) of Linesville, Rose Marie (Randy) Johnson of Idaho, Paul, Don, Mary Ann (Donald) Lust all of McKeesport, Joseph (Debbie) of White Oak and Steve (Sue) of North Versailles; many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Chaz, was also preceded in death by a brother, Dan. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Saturday, December 3, 2016, from 6 - 8 p.m. and Sunday, December 4, 2016, from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. until the time of service at 8 p.m., which will be held in the funeral home chapel. Inurnment in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park at a later date. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.

 


Robert Thorpe

December 02, 2016 |

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

Robert "Bob" Thorpe, age 74 of North Huntingdon, passed away on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at his home. Born May 15, 1942 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Chester and Virginia (Olsen) Thorpe, and loving husband of the late Ruthann (Yencho) Thorpe. Bob was a graduate of Penn State University earning his Bachelor's Degree in Engineering. Following his graduation, he went on to start his career as an engineer with Duquesne Light Company, contributing more than 30 years of dedicated service.  He was a long-time member of the Penns Woods United Methodist Church, and was also a Shriner, Mason, Moose, and member of the Jacktown Ride and Hunt Club. In his free time, Bob enjoyed working with his hands and putting his engineering skills to use. His artistic talents were evident thru his beautiful stained glass work and all of his wood working abilities. He was often referred to as the family handy-man, graciously helping his family with various home remodeling projects that his son-in-law, Frank would get him into. Spending time with his two grandsons teaching them to grow vegetable gardens and sharing his knowledge about the multitude of tools in his busy workshop were some of his favorite pastimes. He is survived by his children, Robert (Regina) Thorpe of State College and Terri (Frank) Maglicco of Level Green; grandsons, Joshua and Justin Maglicco; sister, Norma (Tom) Hartwick of Texas; and his beloved cat Coco. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Friday, December 2, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral Service will be Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Reverend Kathleen Schoeneck will officiate. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 


William "Bill" Francis Piper

December 02, 2016 |

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

William "Bill" Francis Piper, 86, of Elizabeth Township, died Thursday, December 1, 2016. He was born February 11, 1930 in Clairton and was the son of the late William and Marguerite Conway Piper. He was a member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth Township, and the Elizabeth Township Senior Citizens and also enjoyed Square Dancing. He was a volunteer for the Central Food Pantry and Meals on Wheels. Bill was retired from US Steel Irvin Works.

 
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Nancy Lenhart Thomas

December 02, 2016 |

By Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home | Posted in: Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home

NANCY LENHART THOMAS, the only child of Dr. James Henry Lenhart and Margaret Augusta Lenhart died Nov. 30, 2016.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. William H. Thomas.  She was born March 10, 1933 in Pittsburgh.  She graduated from Schenley High School, trained as a Registered Radiological Technologist at West Penn Hospital.

 
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