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Stanford Alan Lefkowitz

November 05, 2019 |

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

Stanford Alan Lefkowitz, age 88 of White Oak, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 surrounded by his loving family.  He was born In McKeesport on June 23, 1931 and is the son of the late Carl and Rose Lichenstein Lefkowitz. Stan was the beloved owner of Penn Taft Pharmacy which has cared for generations of West Mifflin residents for the last 70 years. A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh in Accounting and Duquesne University in Pharmacy, Mr. Lefkowitz also served the nation as a Navy Corpsman for the US Marines.  He was the Alumni of the decade for Duquesne University, President of the Allegheny County Pharmaceutical Association, Proctor for Interns for Pharmacy School for hundreds of pharmacy students, and sponsored scores of little league baseball teams.  Stan was very involved in the community.  Stan Lefkowitz was kind and compassionate - loved by everyone who knew him and always left folks feeling encouraged and better about themselves. 

 
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Catherine Louise Kyslinger

November 05, 2019 |

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

Catherine Louise Kyslinger, 72, of Port Vue, passed away peacefully, Monday, November 4, 2019.  She was born April 6, 1947 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Victor W.  and Catherine C. Salopek Kyslinger. She was a retired nurse of the class of 1968 McKeesport School of Nursing and  a member of The McKeesport Nurses Alumni Association.   Louise was a long time member of the former St. Joseph Church in Port Vue, where she served as a Eucharistic Minister and later was a member of  St. Mark  Catholic Church, in  Liberty Boro.

 
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Sharon Marie Burnett

November 05, 2019 |

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

Sharon Marie Burnett, age 55, of McKeesport, died November 4, 2019, at home. Born June 12, 1964, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of Robert J. and Marcia (McAllister) Burnett and the late Alberta "Bert" (Randic) Burnett.
Sharon was a member of St. Angela Merici Church. She loved all dogs, especially her loyal Lab and best friend, "Cameron."

 
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Leonard "Leo" Joseph Puma

November 04, 2019 |

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

Leonard “Leo” Joseph Puma, age 94, of McKeesport and West Palm Beach, Florida, died Sunday, November 3, 2019.  He was born in Lorain, Ohio on March 18, 1925 and is the son of the late Samuel and Rose Marino Puma.  He served in the U.S. Navy during WW II and received honors for his service. He was a member of St. Patrick Church in McKeesport.  He was a retired member of Iron Workers Local #3 for 71 years and was elected and served as President for 12 years.  He then was the Business Manager for the Pittsburgh Building Trades for the following 12 years.  He was an accomplished Union Rights activist and devoted much of his life to the cause. After retirement, he was a PA State Constable.  He was a member of the former McKeesport Elks Club, the Eleventh Ward Club, the Italian Heritage Society, the Renzie Seniors and the White Oak American Legion.

 
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Jay M. Medved

November 04, 2019 |

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

Jay M. Medved, age 50 of Port Vue, passed away at home on Saturday, November 2, 2019.  Born August 13, 1969 in McKeesport, he is a son of Jane (Gathoffs) Tabra of Hilo, HI and the late Richard E. Medved.  A graduate of Robert Morris University with a bachelor's degree in accounting, Jay was a retiree of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard and US Army Veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom.  He was also a member of the American Legion, Glassport, the Clairton VFW #803, and the Liberty Borough Veterans Group. 

 
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Donald J. Weiler

November 04, 2019 |

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

Donald J. Weiler, age 87 of Versailles, passed away on Sunday, November 3, 2019 in The Palms at O'Neill, McKeesport.  Born June 20, 1932 in Pittsburgh, he was a son of the late Albert and Freda (Schitzen) Weiler.  A retired payroll auditor for General Motors' Fisher Body Plant in West Mifflin, Donald was a US Navy Veteran of the Korean War, serving on the USS Wisconsin.

 
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Donald Mitchell

November 04, 2019 |

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

Donald Mitchell, age 75, of Mckeesport, PA, died November 2, 2019, at St Clair Hospital. Born September 13, 1944, in Braddock, PA, he was the son of the late Robert and Dorothy (Yancey) Mitchell and the husband of the late Katherine (Greer) Mitchell.

Donald enjoyed weight-lifting, training in the gym, and was a collector of firearms. He loved his grandchildren dearly.

 
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John R. "Smiley" Flent

November 04, 2019 |

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

John R. "Smiley" Flent, 80, of West Mifflin died Nov. 2, 2019.  He is the son of the late John and Virginia (Pevac) Flent.  John was preceded in death by his dear longtime friend, Darlene Wilson.  He is survived by his sister Janet (Rupert) Laubham; nieces Christine (Anthony) Cornetta and Dawn (Charles) Hammell and nephew Robert Laubham; also many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

 
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Robert “Bob” L. Hite

November 04, 2019 |

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

Robert “Bob” L. Hite, age 88, of North Versailles, passed away Saturday, November 2, 2019. He was born March 26, 1931 in East Pittsburgh, a son of the late John and Edna Hite. He was a long time member of Linway Presbyterian Church in North Versailles. He was an Army veteran that served in the Korean War before working in management for over 30 years for U.S. Steel in the National Tube Hot Mill before retiring.

 
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Wanda M. (Kruszka) Buri

November 04, 2019 |

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

Wanda M. (Kruszka) Buri, age 98, of Bridgeville, formerly of North Versailles, passed away Sunday, November 3, 2019. She was born February 16, 1921 in Duquesne, a daughter of the late Valentine and Antoninia Kruszka. She was a member of St. Robert Bellarmine Church in East McKeesport. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of over 64 years David T. Buri; daughter Wanda McGuigan; and 13 brothers and sisters. She is survived by her children Michael J. (Louise) Belak of Valencia, Daniel (Nancy) Buri of North Huntingdon and Lynne (Michael) LeViseur of Bethel Park; grandchildren John Costantino, Michael (Jennifer) Belak, Michael (Stacey) LaViseur and Rachel LeViseur; and great grandchildren Dylan and Trevor Belak.

 
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Carolyn M. Slafka

November 04, 2019 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Carolyn M. Slafka, 88, of Glassport died Oct. 31, 2019.  She is the daughter of the late Edmund and Anna Budka and the wife of the late William Slafka.  She is survived by her nephew John (Nancy) Roche; great nieces Nicole (Justin) Wilson and Natalie Roche; also many nieces and nephews.  Carolyn was a retired engineer for Bell Telephone/Verizon.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. Kilian Parish, 7076 Franklin Rd., Cranberry Pa 16066.  Funeral arrangements by Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport.

 


Patricia Rae DeLeo

November 04, 2019 |

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

Patricia Rae DeLeo, 85, of North Huntingdon, passed away Sunday, November 3, 2019.  She was born May 18, 1934 in Pittsburgh, daughter of the late James and Dolly (Moyer) O'Neill.  Pat was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Penns Wood Civic Association and enjoyed playing cards, visiting the casino and loved baking nut rolls.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dominic DeLeo; daughter, Donna Lee Tamilia; stepmother, Teresa Halliwell; brothers, William and James O'Neill; sisters, Dorothy Skonetzni and Gloria Lyons.  She is survived by her son, John Lee and his wife, Janet; daughters, Darlene Leader and her husband, William and Diane Clem and her husband, Jeff; son-in-law Joe Tamilia; grandchildren, Adam Tamilia, William Jr. (Courtney) and Dominic Leader, Alexa and Linda Lee, Nathan and Joel Kremer; Rachel Law (Cody, Peyton and Connor) and Madison Griffin (Adam); and countless loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Thursday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 9:30 a.m. on Friday in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, North Huntingdon.  Interment to follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  The family would like to thank Pat's amazing caregivers and UPMC Hospice who took such great care of her.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Lowell E. Gregg

November 04, 2019 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Lowell E. Gregg, of Glassport died November 3, 2019. He is the son of the late Floyd and Doris (Sharpneck) Gregg. He is survived by his beloved wife Carol; daughters Doris (Anthony) Haywood of Mckeesport and Tammy (Daniel) List of White Oak; sons Brian (Jennifer) Gregg of Glassport and David (Heather) Gregg of Glassport; grandchildren Anthony Jr., Brian Jr., Sara, Olivia, and David Jr.; and great-grandchild Sophia. He was preceded in death by his son Wayne. Lowell worked for U.S. Steel and drove for Access for many years. He was past a member of the Elizabeth Boro Fire Dept. and also a lifetime member of the Glassport Citizen's Hose Co. #1. Friends received Wednesday 2-4 and 6-8 at the Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport. A service will be held at 7pm by the Glassport Fire Department.

 


Kenneth L. Root

November 04, 2019 |

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

Kenneth L. Root, 71, of North Huntingdon, died Friday, November 1, 2019, at home. He was born April 1, 1948 in Pitcairn, a son of the late LaVerne T. Root and also preceded in death by his brother Ruel D. Root. Prior to retirement he was a salesperson for Labuda Farm Services, Hermine. Ken was a motorcycle enthusiast, collector of model trains, and enjoyed listening to country music.

 
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Suzanna (Adam) Miller

November 04, 2019 |

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

Suzanna (Adam) Miller, 86, of Irwin, died Friday November 1, 2019, at Golden Heights, Irwin. She was born June 18, 1933 in East Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late John and Anna (Durocik) Adam. She was a retired secretary for Westinghouse and a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Irwin, where she sang in the choir and was a member of the WELCA. She was a wonderful baker and cook. She enjoyed wintering in Florida with her husband for many years and was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, and neighbor. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her siblings Rev. John Adam, Anna Adam, and Mary Ann Hredzak. She is survived by her husband of sixty four years Lloyd Paul Miller; her children Daniel P. (Joell) Miller, Paula (Tony) DeLuise, and Diane Ozegovich all of North Huntingdon; her grandchildren Danine Miller (Ryan Temoshenka), Faith (Eric) Attanucci, Anna (Corey) Read, Amanda DeLuise, Rachel Ozegovich, Adam Ozegovich, Daniel Brotz, and Abigale Brotz; a brother Michael Adam; sister in law Dorothy Adam; also numerous nieces and nephews.

 
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