Verona "Toots" Hershey

July 31, 2016 |

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

Verona "Toots" Hershey, 83 of North Huntingdon died July 30, 2016 at Walden View. She was born April 21, 1933 in Clairton, Pa., a daughter of the late George J. Zofchak and Anna (Hostavich) Zofchak.

 
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Rose L. Carrozza

July 30, 2016 |

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

Rose L. Carrozza, age 88 of North Huntingdon, formerly of North Versailles, passed away at home on July 30, 2016.  Born June 12, 1928 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Helen Zuccarillo and wife of the late Anthony Carrozza.  Rose was retired from the East Allegheny School District, and she also worked for various doctor offices as well as McKeesport Hospital.  She was a member of the Palenese Women’s Club of Christy Park and a former swimming instructor at the McKeesport YMCA.  She was a Steelers fanatic and had a love of old movies, crime shows, game shows, and rooted for the underdog, such as her previously deceased dog Scrapper.  She is survived by her daughters, Paula Carrozza, of Virginia Beach, VA and Linda Mitchell, of North Huntingdon; grandson, Ryan (Sanya Sandhal) Honick, of Chicago, IL; brother-in-law Bernard Carrozza.  Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Monday, August 1, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, August 2, 2016, 10 a.m., at St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon. Entombment will follow at New St. Joseph Cemetery.  Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Dewayne B. Spate

July 30, 2016 |

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

Dewayne B. Spate, age 86 of White Oak, formerly of McKeesport, passed away on Friday, July 29, 2016 at Briarcliff Pavilion in North Huntingdon. Born May 12, 1930 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Leland and Minnie (Barth) Spate, and husband of Nancy (Symington) Spate for 65 years. Dewayne honorably served our country in the US Army during the Korean War. Following his military service, he began his professional career as a photographer, working for G.C. Murphy Co., and also for The Times Observer. He was a member of the former Hope United Methodist Church. Dewayne will be remembered for being one of the biggest Civil War buffs, and he enjoyed taking his children to visit Gettysburg, where he was one of the best tour guides. He also loved all animals, especially his dog, Lucy, as well as watching and feeding the birds in his yard. Fishing was one of his favorite pastimes, and above all, he loved spending time with his family and grandchildren. His games of croquet with his grandkids will never be forgotten. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Jayne (Albert Keith) Szirmae of White Oak, Jim (Cindy) Spate of McKeesport, Jon (Susan) Spate of Rostraver Twp. and Judy (Chester) Berg of Elizabeth Boro.; grandchildren, Adam, Nick, Jody, Jenny, Sandor, Jake, Andrew, Mitchell, Zac and Kendrick; nine great-grandchildren; brother, David (Vicki) Spate of Missouri; special brother-in-law Edward Toperzer; sister-in-law, Nina (Symington) Howard; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was also preceded in death by his sister-in-law, Jane Toperzer; and his faithful dog, Lucy. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 from 2-8 p.m. Funeral Service will be Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home. Rev. Dr. Cynthia Bloise will officiate. Burial will follow at Jefferson Memorial Park. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Rhonda Lee Luketic

July 29, 2016 |

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

Rhonda Lee Luketic, age 49 of McKeesport, died peacefully at her residence on Friday, July 29, 2016.  She was born in McKeesport on Nov.7, 1966, and is the daughter of the late Stephen and Sharon (Cunningham) Luketic.  She is survived by her daughters, Nichole (Fran) Angert, Stefani (Jeremiah) Merritt and Kristi Merritt all of McKeesport; sisters, Debbie Luketic of Port Vue, Jackie Luketic of West Mifflin, and Sherry Luketic of Port Vue; grandchildren, CJ, Aydin, and Adriana; Also many aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her brother, Stevie Luketic.  Rhonda was a good “Nana” and loved her grandchildren. Friends will be received on Monday, August 8th from 6 pm until the time of service at 7:30 pm, at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation & Mortuary Services, Inc., 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, Supervisor) 412-678-6177. Condolences may be made at www.strifflerfuneralhomes.com.

 
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John Rabik

July 29, 2016 |

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

John Rabik, age 84 of Saint Cloud, FL, formerly of Hollywood, FL, died Sunday, July 24, 2016.

 
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Andrew William Patterson

July 29, 2016 |

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

Andrew William Patterson, age 30 of McKeesport, formerly of West Mifflin, passed away on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at his home. Born June 18, 1986 in Pittsburgh, he was the son of Robert J. Patterson and MaryAnn (Skinta) Bartek. In addition to his parents, Andrew is survived by his brother, Rob (Nicole) Patterson of McKeesport; sister, Jennifer (Aron) Patterson of West Mifflin; grandmothers, Louise Shimkus and Joan Skinta; nieces and nephew, Ryan, Alanna and Emma; aunts and uncles, Laura (Jim) Howell, John (Judy) Skinta and Joe (MaryAnn) Skinta; and cousins, Jimmy, Alex, Joshua, Brendan, Brittany and James. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Joseph Skinta and Albert Shimkus. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Monday, August 8, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., with a Memorial Service to follow at 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Pastor Jody Dausey will officiate. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Eugene A. Bogdan

July 29, 2016 |

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

Eugene A. Bogdan, age 81, of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday, July 28, 2016 at Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh.

 
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Irene L. Graczyk Finnegan

July 28, 2016 |

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

Irene L. Graczyk Finnegan, age 93 of Clairton, passed away on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 in Jefferson Hospital.  Born June 16, 1923 in Scottdale, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Ann (Petrosky) Graczyk/Gricheck.  

 
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John "Bob" Tharp

July 27, 2016 |

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

John Robert “Bob” Tharp, age 79, passed away at home surrounded by his family on July 25, 2016.  Born December 27, 1936 in Waynesburg, he was the son of the late Abner and Mildred (Tustin) Tharp and the beloved husband of 44 years to Carol (Kaiser) Tharp.  Bob graduated from Waynesburg High School in 1956.  He went on to work as a Radiologic Technician at Greene County Memorial Hospital, McKeesport Hospital, Homestead Hospital, and retired from Jefferson Regional Medical Center.  He served in the Army Reserves for 9 years and was an active member of Evangelical Congregational Church (McKeesport) and their ARFOM Class Organization.  His other memberships included Masonic Youghiogheny Lodge #583, Tall Cedars of Lebanon Al-O-Mon Forest #138, and the Mon Yough Church Dartball League.  He volunteered for McKeesport Meals on Wheels and enjoyed gardening, dartball, and taking care of his grandchildren.  In addition to his wife, he is survived by son, Brian (Stacey) Tharp, or Monroeville; triplet grandchildren, Benjamin, Holden, and Kylen; brother, Charles Raymond Tharp, of Waynesburg; sisters, Erma Jean Carroll, of Belle Vernon, Martha Grim, of Windridge, Sarah (Orville) King, of Waynesburg and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his brother Barton at six years of age.  Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 from 6-8 p.m. and on Thursday, July 28, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.  The funeral service will be held on Friday, July 28, 2016 at 11 a.m. at the Evangelical Congregational Church in McKeesport.  Rev. Glen Irvin will officiate.  Burial will follow at Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  Memorial contributions may be made to Evangelical Congregational Church or to the Alzheimer’s Association 1100 Liberty Ave, Ste E-201 Pittsburgh, PA 15222.  Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Thomas Binger

July 27, 2016 |

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

Thomas R. Binger, age 46 of McKeesport, passed on Friday, July 22, 2016 at Allegheny General Hospital. Born October 29, 1969 in McKeesport, he was the son of Chris (Breletic) Binger and the late Gary M. "Red" Binger, and beloved husband of Lori A. Tatkus-Binger for 21 years. In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by his daughter, Schae, of home; grandmother, Dominga Breletic, of McKeesport; sister, Melissa Binger, of McKeesport; niece, Lily Binger; brother, Matthew (Shannon Payne) Binger, of New York; uncles, Robin Breletic and Kevin (Kim) Breletic; sister-in-law, Chris (Joe) DiBattista; cousins, Carly, Dylan and Ryan; and his cherished dogs, Scrappy, Onyx, Zeus and Pollo. He was also preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Charlotte Tatkus. Thomas worked for UPMC McKeesport where he was a dedicated surgical technician for many years. His greatest joy in life was spending time with his family. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Monday, July 25, 2016 from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday, July 26, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Blessing Service will be Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 9:15 a.m. at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Holy Name Church, Christ the Light of the World Parish. Father Thomas J. Lewandowski will officiate. Burial will be private. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Ruth A. (McSteen) Likar

July 27, 2016 |

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

Ruth A. (McSteen) Likar, 75, of North Huntingdon, died Tuesday July 26, 2016, at home. She was born January 13, 1941 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Francis and Lillian (Mitchell) McSteen and was also preceded in death by two brothers, William and Robert McSteen, and a sister, Helen McSteen. She was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, North Huntingdon, and formerly active with the Penn’s Woods Civic Association.

 
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Ruth Brown Long

July 27, 2016 |

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

Ruth Brown Long, 92 of Clairton, PA, departed this life Saturday, July 23, 2016 in UPMC Montefiore Hospital.

 
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Marian Ballas Pennington

July 26, 2016 |

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

Marian Ballas Pennington, age 84, of Adamsburg, passed away Monday, July 25, 2016 at Excela Health Westmoreland. She was born December 25, 1931 in Duquesne, a daughter of the late Michael and Elizabeth Salter Ballas. 

 
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Sylvia M. Greiner

July 26, 2016 |

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

Sylvia M. Greiner, age 77 of McKeesport, died Sunday, July 24, 2016 at Riverside Care Center. Born February 18, 1939 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of Helen (Stanko) Perhacs and the late James Perhacs. Sylvia was a former member of the McKeesport American Legion and found great joy in donating to help the veterans. She also enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, and coloring pictures for her room at Riverside.

 
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Thelma C. Martino

July 26, 2016 |

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

Thelma C. Martino, 95, of Pleasant Hills, formerly of Glassport, died Sunday, July 24, 2016. She was born May 24, 1921 in Magee, MS, and was the daughter of the late Vilas and Lela Thompson Ainsworth. She was the wife of the late Nicholas Martino who died March 14, 2011. She was a member of Queen of the Rosary Church, Glassport and the Glassport American Legion. Thelma was a US Army Air Corps Veteran serving in WWII.

 
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