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Karen M. Butalla

November 04, 2016 |

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

Karen M. Butalla, 65, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, November 4, 2016 at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital. She was born November 7, 1950 in Greensburg, PA, a daughter of the late Tony and Mary Knor Bencloski. 

 
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Patrick J. Burns

November 04, 2016 |

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

Patrick J. Burns, 65, of White Oak passed away on Thursday November 3, 2016. Born June 15, 1951, he was the son of the late Paul and Joan Burns and the husband of Bonnie (Long) Burns.
He worked for U.S. Steel in Duquesne, then was a welder at ABT, and most recently for the Braddock Hospital in the maintenance department until the day it closed. Patrick was an outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing on his boat with his family and gardening. He was constantly reading and learning new topics. He loved his dogs and went to flea markets with his sons.  
Along with his wife, Patrick is survived by his children; Marilyn (George) Sanner of Monongahela, Patrick (Ethel) Burns Jr. of White Oak, and Timothy Burns (Jolie Cannata) of North Versailles, 10 grandchildren; one great grandchild; siblings, Ray (Sharon) Burns of Elizabeth, Paul (Linda) Burns of North Versailles and Pete Burns of Meadville. He is preceded in death by his parents, brother, Michael Burns, and son, Thomas E. Burns. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Monday, November 7, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-8. A Blessing Service will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at 10am at the funeral home. Burial will be at Mt. Vernon Cemetery. Condolences can be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.

 


Kenneth Hansen, Sr.

November 03, 2016 |

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

Kenneth Hansen, Sr., age 50, of Christy Park, died October 30, 2016, at UPMC McKeesport. Born July 22, 1966, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late James and Elizabeth (Coulter) Hansen and the husband of Janine (Richards) Hansen.
Ken worked as an electrical assistant, until his health would not permit him to do so. He enjoyed sports and spending time with his family and friends.

 
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Elmer G. Grooms

November 03, 2016 |

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

Elmer G. Grooms, 94, of Elizabeth Township, died Wednesday, November 2, 2016. He was born May 5, 1922 in Dravosburg and was the son of the late John and Myrtle Fry Grooms. He was retired from US Steel in Pittsburgh and the Elizabeth Forward School District. Elmer was a US Army Veteran serving in WWII. For his service, he received the Army of Occupation Medal, European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.

 
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Rosina Elizabeth Holsing

November 03, 2016 |

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

Rosina Elizabeth Holsing, 86, of Greenock, died Wednesday, November 2, 2016. She was born November 21, 1929 in Benwood, WV, and was the daughter of the late Rev. Paul F. C. Schnizler and the late Julia M. Besse Schnizler. She was a member of Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Greenock and the Penn State Alumni Association. Rosina was a retired school teacher for the Elizabeth Forward School District. She is survived by her sons, Raymond P. (Cathy) Holsing of State College, Rodger C. (Candy) Holsing of Hempfield, and Robert B. Holsing of Irwin, sister, Julia Elsebough of Sebastian, FL, special sister-in-law, Lois Schnizler of East Aurora, NY, grandchildren, Kristin L. Holsing, Mark A. (Hannah) Holsing, Laura D. (Artur) MacLellen, and Andrew T. Holsing, nieces and nephews.

 
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Gertrude "Trudy" M. Faulk

November 03, 2016 |

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

Gertrude "Trudy" M. Faulk, 89, of Elizabeth Township, died peacefully on Wednesday, November 2, 2016. She was born March 24, 1927 in Marguerite and was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Peipock) Rozinsky She was a member of St. Michael Parish, Elizabeth Township and was a former member of the Elizabeth Township Senior Citizens. Trudy was manager of Charm Fashions in Fifth Avenue in McKeesport until she left that position to raise her family.

 
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Jamie “Weenie” L. Golick

November 03, 2016 |

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

Jamie “Weenie” L. Golick, age 38, of Greensburg, passed away on Sunday, October 30, 2016. She was born on Valentine’s Day 1978 in Jeannette, a daughter of Timothy (Geraldine) Golick Sr. and the late Brenda Wright-Coates. She attended the Allegheny Valley School (AVS) in Coraopolis. She will be remembered as having the most contagious smile and laughter that would light up the whole room.
 
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John S. Osika

November 03, 2016 |

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

John S. Osika, age 94 of Port Vue, died on Thursday, November 3, 2016.

 
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Anthony Stratigos

November 03, 2016 |

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

Anthony Michael Stratigos, age 83, of White Oak died Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016.

 
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Dorothy Nikolich Lancos

November 02, 2016 |

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

Dorothy Nikolich Lancos, 91, of White Oak and formerly of Duquesne, Mrs. Lancos was a member of St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church. McKeesport and Holy Trinity Kola. Beloved wife of the late Edward Lancos, she is survived by her loving children, Nadine and Edwin; and a sister, Sophie. She was a wonderful lady.

 
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Kelly Ann (Harrison) Bollman

November 02, 2016 |

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

Kelly Ann (Harrison) Bollman, 48, of Irwin passed away Tuesday November 1, 2016. She was born June 12, 1968 in Jeannette a daughter of Donald A. and Connie L. (Garman) Harrison of North Huntingdon. She was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Larimer. Kelly worked as a registered nurse for Medi Home Healthcare, Monroeville and was involved in both the Norwin Band and Colorguard. In addition to her parents she is survived by her husband Robert M. Bollman of Irwin; children Chelsea M. (Justin) Arenas of Washington D.C. and Chandler M. Bollman of Irwin; her brother James A. (Elizabeth) Harrison of Irwin; and nephew Allen Harrison.
 
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Cindy L. Lafferty

November 02, 2016 |

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

Cindy L. Lafferty, age 64, of Pittsburgh, passed away on Tuesday, November 1, 2016  at Avow Hospice House in Naples, Fl.  She was a former VP of  Special Assets for Huntington Bank in Cleveland, OH. She was employed for many years in the banking industry at both Equibank and Integra Bank in the Pittsburgh area. She enjoyed traveling and was a former member of First Presbyterian Church of Elizabeth. 

 
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Deborah "Debbie" Hose

November 02, 2016 |

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

Deborah "Debbie" Hose, age 62 of McKeesport, passed away on Monday, October 31, 2016 at her home. Born September 4, 1954 in West Mifflin, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Dorothy (Sprenger) Smith, and loving wife of Dale Himich. Debbie worked for the McKeesport School District for nearly 20 years as a special education teacher's assistant for 5th and 6th grade. In her free time, she loved to make all types of crafts, and her baking, especially her cookies, will be missed by so many family and friends. She was an avid Pittsburgh sports fan, always rooting for the Steelers, Pens and Buccos, and loved her faithful cats, Gizzy and Mookie "Rosie". In addition to her husband, she is survived by her son, Justin Hose of North Versailles; grandson, Justin; siblings, Patricia (the late Joseph) Miller, Eddie (Linda) Smith, Beverly (Ed) Magiera and Blair (Debbie) Smith; step-son, Shawn Himich (Stacey); brother-in-law, Michael (Carol) Himich; sisters-in-law, Barbara (Thomas) Kostovny and Susan Himich (Thom); and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Saturday, November 5, 2016 from 2 p.m. until time of funeral service at 6 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Pastor Jeff Lukacs will officiate. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 


Lily Ann Thomas Baron

November 01, 2016 |

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

Lily Ann Thomas Baron, of White Oak, passed away on Sunday, October 30th, 2016. She was a loving wife of 46 years (November 7, 1970) to Robert Edward Baron. Lily was born on Easter Sunday, March 28, 1948, in Duquesne, daughter of Michael and Anna Thomas.

She is survived by daughter Melissa Baron (Robert) Vanek of Parker, Colorado, Heidi (Sean) Darby of North Huntingdon, Susannah (ThanhBinh) Hoang of Bentonville, Arkansas and son, Jonathon Thomas Baron of White Oak and grandchildren Luke Tyler, Vanessa Lily, and Samantha Elizabeth Vanek, Grace Anne and Grant Michael Darby and ThanhHien Hannah and ThanhHau Tanner Hoang and sister Mary Jane (Thomas) Henaghan of North Huntingdon.

 
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David “Shoes” P. Mignogna

November 01, 2016 |

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

David “Shoes” P. Mignogna, age 65, of East McKeesport, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, October 30, 2016. He was born January 21, 1951, a son of the late Anthony and Evelyn (Severino) Mignogna. He worked as a Certified Public Land Surveyor, first for his own company Penn Land Surveyors for over 25 years, and then for Deglau Engineering for over 10 years. He was a long-time Steelers fan and season ticket holder for over 44 years. He played the guitar, loved music and his family, and was good to everyone he met.
 
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