William Beard Jr.

March 29, 2016 |

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

William "Bill" J. Beard Jr., 61, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, March 28, 2016 at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.  He was born February 5, 1955 in Oakland, PA, a son of Lois Ochs Beard and the late William J. Beard Sr.  Bill was employed as a milk receiver for Schneider's Dairy, and was a member of the Irwin Moose and Irwin Moose Golf Club.  He was a graduate of Norwin Senior High School Class of 1974 and enjoyed antique cars and tropical fish.  In addition to his mother, he is survived by his sister, Cheryl A. O'Neill and her husband, Jeff;  brother, James Beard and his wife, Vivian; two nephews, Jeffrey O'Neill Jr, James Beard; and niece, Brittne Beard.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Wednesday from 2-8 p.m.  A funeral service will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

Claudia Ann “Sis” (McGraw) Hobaugh

March 29, 2016 |

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

Claudia Ann “Sis” (McGraw) Hobaugh, 79, of Paintertown, died Monday March 28, 2016. She was born August 6, 1936 in Greensburg, a daughter of the late Jacob and Mary McGraw and was also preceded in death by a sister Doris Jones. She was a member of Paintertown Evangelical Lutheran Church, the Paintertown Civic Club, the Paintertown VFD Auxiliary, and was also a member of Order of Eastern Star, Irwin Chapter No. 400, and the White Shrine. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who enjoyed camping and loved to golf. She is survived by her husband of nearly sixty years, Robert C. Hobaugh; her children, Randy L. (Deborah) Hobaugh, Bonnie Himes, and Sandy (Carl) Yeargers, all of Irwin, and Terry S. Hobaugh of Dallas, TX; her grandchildren, Angie Himes, Samor (Matt) Pieper, Aaron (Darlene) Hobaugh, Autumn (Aaron) Miller, Jeremy (Dianna) Yeargers, Justin Yeargers, Valya Hobaugh, and Jake (Ashley) Yeargers; nine great grandchildren, a brother Jacob (Cindy) McGraw Jr. of Idaho Falls, ID; also numerous nieces and nephews.

 
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Ricky L. Fairbanks

March 29, 2016 |

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

Ricky L. Fairbanks, 59, of Irwin, died Monday March 28, 2016. He was born January 10, 1957 in McKeesport, a son of the late Charles and Barbara Fairbanks and was also preceded in death by a son Jeremy Kondrich. He was an employee of Hamill Manufacturing Co., Trafford. He is survived by his children, Ricky Ingram, Eric Fairbanks, April Fairbanks and her fiancé Derrick Tamsula, and Anthony Fairbanks and his wife Alexsis; his grandchildren, Adyn and Addison; brothers, Daniel (Catherine) Fairbanks and Terry (Kathryn) Fairbanks; also nieces and nephews.

 
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Dorothy M. Sheetz

March 28, 2016 |

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

Dorothy M. Scheetz, age 78, of North Huntingdon died on March 26, 2016. She was born in McKeesport on June 19, 1937 and is the daughter of the late Thomas and Dorothy McDonald Raible. She was a cafeteria manager for Norwin Senior High School for approximately 26 years.

She is survived by her loving husband Thomas J. Scheetz, son; Thomas (Ladonna) Scheetz of New Kensington, daughter; Michaelette Coder of Pittsburgh, brother; Alvin (Kim) Raible of Greensburg, sister; Gloria (Luke) Knapp of Dawson, grandchildren Ashley (Scott) Spalding, Sikira Scheetz, and Lloyd Thomas Scheetz, and great-grandchildren; Taylor, Matt, Dilyn, and Jase Spalding. She was preceded in death by siblings; Tom Raible, Dave Raible, and Dolores Howard.

Friends will be received at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation and Mortuary Services, Inc., 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, Supervisor, 412-678-6177), on Wednesday from 4-8 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, North Huntingdon on Thursday at 10:00 am with Father Len Stoviak officiating. Burial will follow.

Remembrances may be made to National Kidney Association, 3109 Forbes Ave. #101, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.

 
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Franklin "Brownie" Duane Brown

March 28, 2016 |

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

Franklin "Brownie" Duane Brown, 89, of Greenock, died Sunday, March 27, 2016. He was born July 3, 1926 in Greenock and was the son of the late Joseph W. and Elda J. Kretschmer Brown. He was the husband of the late Betty Lou Widany Brown who died August 21, 2006. Brownie was a member of Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Greenock. He was also a member and past Post Chaplin of the Elizabeth VFW Post 7632 and past Commander of the Elizabeth American Legion Post 553. He was a WWII U.S. Navy Veteran and had received the Pacific Theater Ribbon, American Theater Ribbon and the WWII Victory Medal. He was retired from the Port Authority of Allegheny County after 34 years of service.

 
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Dorace Jane Thomas

March 28, 2016 |

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

Dorace Jane Thomas, 90, of Penn Hills, formerly of White Oak, died Friday, March 25, 2016. She was born April 5, 1925 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Charles A. and Ethel E. Spahr Thomas. She is survived by her sister, Carol A. (George) Madar of Delmont, nieces, Jacquie (Thomas) Bryner, Gail Lydon, Dawn (Dean) Bock, and Jill (Ryan) Prah, nephews, Dayne (Cindy) Walman and Thomas (Ashley) Madar. She was preceded in death by her sister, Shirley Ann Walman.

 
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Jeffery Richard Pomponio

March 28, 2016 |

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

Jeffery Richard Pomponio, 54, of Yukon, formerly of North Huntingdon, died Saturday, March 26, 2016. He was born November 9, 1961 in McKeesport and was the son of Richard A. (Jean) Pomponio of McKeesport and the late Jacqualine Thomas Pomponio. In addition to his father and step-mother, he is survived by his daughters, Gerri Boyd, Jennifer Pomponio and Frances Boyd of TN, sisters, Cindy (Dayne) Walman and Wendy Mandella of Port Vue, and Vicky Weaver of Leesburg, VA, grandchildren, Daisy Potter, Katlyn Krista, and Sandra and Raymond McCarson, his significant other, Mariann Marie Scott and her son, Rob and granddaughter, Abigal, nieces and nephews.

 
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Dolores Jean “G.G.” “Mean Jean” Suarez

March 28, 2016 |

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

Dolores Jean “G.G.” “Mean Jean” Suarez, 84 of McKeesport, died at her daughter’s home on March 25, 2016. Born February 11, 1932 in Versailles, she was the daughter of the late Emery and Winifred Headly and wife of the late Ray Suarez. Dolores worked as a cook for Hoot’s, the Viking Lounge, and Twin Oaks. She had a love of animals and everyone who met her, loved her.

 
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Arline R. Clark

March 28, 2016 |

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

Arline R. Clark, 92, of North Versailles, formerly of Port Vue, died March 25, 2016, at AHN Forbes Hospital. Born July 16, 1923, in Buffalo, NY, she was the daughter of the late George and Louise (Arnold) Robertson and wife of the late Gerald J. Clark. She was an active member of the Point Pleasant Retirement Community where she entertained the other residents every six weeks with shows, often with holiday themes, sing-a-longs, and of course, her myriad of jokes. Arline was a member of St. Mark Parish and the Christian Mothers within the church. She was a Eucharistic Minister at St. Mark Parish and John J. Kane Regional in McKeesport, and also volunteered at Kane Regional in McKeesport for over 15 years.

 
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Alba C. (Ghiglietti) Fallas

March 28, 2016 |

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

Alba C. (Ghiglietti) Fallas, 83, of North Huntingdon, died Wednesday March 23, 2016. She was born January 27, 1933 in Jeannette, a daughter of the late James J. and Jean (Rizzardi) Ghiglietti and was also preceded in death by her husband Edward T. Fallas and a granddaughter Maria Lynn Koval. She was a retired employee of Westmoreland Computer Services / EDS, Greensburg, and a member of the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Irwin. She enjoyed working outside with her flowers and was an avid Steelers and Penguins fan but she mostly enjoyed spending time with her family.

 
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Edward Joseph

March 26, 2016 |

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

Edward Joseph, age 92, of McKeesport, died March 22, 2016, at Mt. Vernon of Elizabeth. Born December 28, 1923, in North Tonawanda, New York, he was the son of the late Peter and Anna (Chahane) Joseph.
Edward was retired from US Steel, where he was a boiler maker. He was a member of the Happy Go Lucky Square Dance Club,and he loved all types of dancing,especially ball room dancing.

 
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Peggy Ann (Irvin) Rizzo

March 26, 2016 |

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

Peggy Ann (Irvin) Rizzo, 69, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday March 23, 2016. She was born October 16, 1946 in Morgantown, WV, a daughter of the late John and Eliza (Caggey) Irvin. Peggy enjoyed reading and loved spending time with her grandchildren. She is survived by her husband, George L. Rizzo Jr.; children Micheal D. Rizzo and Lisa (John) Schmotzer both of North Huntindgon; grandchildren, Aaron and Elizabeth Rizzo, and Brianna and Nathan Schmotzer; siblings, Nancy Volk of Smithfield, John Irvin of Somerset, and Charles Caggey of FL; also nieces and nephews. At the family’s request there will be no services. William Snyder Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of arrangements. Those wishing may contribute to the American Heart Association or the Humane Society. For online condolences please visit www.snyderfuneralservices.com

 

Marion M. Jereb

March 26, 2016 |

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

Marion M. Jereb, age 91, of New Providence, New Jersey, formerly of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday March 24, 2016. He was born July 21, 1924 in McDonald, Pennsylvania, a son of the late Michael and Anna (Pajk) Jereb. He was an Army veteran that served in WW II, and was a past president of the 94th Infantry Division Association and a past commander of VFW post 781 in Irwin.

 
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Henry A. "Deacon" Doerfler

March 26, 2016 |

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

Doerfler, Henry A. “Deacon”,73, of North Versailles, died March 3, 2016. Husband of Mary M. (Kineavy); father of Heather (Jim) Guzik, Megan Doerfler (fiancé Nick Sarafis), and Tracy (Joe) Belliconish; grandmother of Dan, Nick, Tabi, Katie, Sean, J.J., and Jace. He was employed as a security guard at Highland Park Apartments. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Forgie-Snyder Funeral Home, 1032 Broadway, East McKeesport, 412-823-8083.

 
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Chester Edward (Spychala) Spiegel

March 26, 2016 |

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

Chester Edward (Spychala) Spiegel, age 84, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 25, 2016 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital. He was born February 6, 1932 in McKeesport to the late Julius and Mary Kepka (Spychala) Spiegel. He is the husband of the late Phyllis Abraitis Spiegel. Chester was a lifelong member of St. Mary of Czestochowa Catholic Church (now Corpus Christi Parish) in McKeesport. He served in the US Army during the Korean War in Germany. After graduating from McKeesport High School in 1950 he worked until his retirement in the shipping department at U.S. Steel National Tube Works in McKeesport. He was a member of the American Legion Post 701 in White Oak, the Polish National Alliance Lodge 352 in McKeesport, the Croatian Club Lodge 146 in Versailles, the Mon Yough Church Dartball League for Christy Park UMC, and the Glassport Lanes Duckpin Bowling League. Chester loved all Pittsburgh sports teams and most especially the McKeesport Tigers. He also loved to watch his grandchildren in all their different activities, and to travel and hit the casinos.

Chester is survived by a daughter Melissa Awenowicz of Irma, SC; a son Erik, and his wife Keli, of Penn Township; grandchildren Benjamin and Sarah Awenowicz and Joshua and Jordan Spiegel; a sister, Rose Sedney, of Beaver Falls; brothers, Walter Spiegel, of North Huntingdon, and Joseph (Theresa) Spiegel, of Key Largo, Fla.; He is also survived by many nieces and nephews who loved and adored him. He was preceded in death by sisters, Helen, Sophie and Stella; and brothers, Chuck, Frank and Edward.

Friends will be received at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation and Mortuary Services Inc., 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, Supervisor, 412-678-6177) on Tuesday from 4-9 pm. Mass of Christian burial will be on Wednesday at 1:00 pm at Corpus Christi Church with Father Kevin Dominik officiating.

 

Remembrances may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society at http://www.nationalmssociety.org/Chapters/PAX/Donate.

 
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