Susan Sikorsky

June 07, 2018 |

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

Susan Sikorsky, age 73, of Saint Charles, Missouri, formerly of McKeesport, died December 26, 2017.  She was born on October 8, 1944 in McKeesport, the daughter of the late Stanley Edward and Mary Louise Lichman Sikorsky.  She is survived by her brother, James Sikorsky of White Oak; companion, Robert McDonough of Saint Charles, Missouri, and niece Olivia (Mark) Donnan of Mt. Lebanon. 

 
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Betty Ord

June 07, 2018 |

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

Betty (Nicholls) Ord, age 90, of Elizabeth, passed away on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at Jefferson Hospital. She retired as a teller at Pittsburgh National Bank in Monongahela. She was a member of the Monongahela YMCA and an avid roller coaster fanatic. Born August 5, 1927 in Monongahela, she was a daughter of the late Earl and Irene (Hartman) Nicholls. She is survived by her daughter, Sherry (Bill) Kunkel of Jefferson, MD; grandchildren, Christian (Leah) Duval and Shane (Heather) Marraccini, both of Elizabeth; great-grandchildren, Marcus and Rachel Duval, and Taryn and Cadence Marraccini; and son-in-law, Paul Marraccini. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by daughter, Darla Marraccini, and brother, Earl Buddy Nicholls. No visitation or services are planned. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 

Dorothy A. DiTommaso

June 07, 2018 |

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

Dorothy A. DiTommaso, 87, of North Huntingdon, died Monday June 4, 2018. She was born October 22, 1930 in Trafford, the daughter of the late Marko and Mary (Fabijnac) Turkovich and was also preceded in death by her husband Angelo L. DiTommaso and a brother Paul Turkovich. Dorothy and her late husband Angelo co-founded the popular eatery Angelo’s Ristorante in 1956 on Rt. 30 in Irwin. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, Irwin, a former member of the Irwin Garden Club and belonged to several golf leagues. Cooking was her passion. Surviving are her children John M. (Sana) DiTommaso, Denise (Vince) Dalicandro, and Debbie (Robert) Huey; her grandchildren Christian Koury, and Angela and Alyssa Huey; and her great granddaughter Viviana Koury.
 
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Arnold V. Plum

June 07, 2018 |

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

Arnold V. Plum, 90, of Elizabeth Township, died Tuesday, June  5, 2018. He was born February 16, 1928 in Versailles and was the son of the late Nicholas and Esther (Johnson) Plum. A life long resident of the McKeesport area, Arnold graduated from McKeesport High School and Muskingum College and then earned his law degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Prior to attending college, Arnold served as a Corporal in the US Army at the end of WWII. He later practiced law for 59 years, the last 30 of those years proudly with his daughter, Linda C. Plum. Arnold was a career member of the Allegheny County, Pennsylvania and  American Bar Associations, and was inducted as a Fellow of the Allegheny County Bar Foundation. He served as chair of the Municipal and School Solicitors and Public Relations Committee, as well as a member of the Probate and Trust Law Section, Lawyers Insurance Committee and Arbitrator Fee Dispute Committee, all of the Allegheny County Bar Association.

 
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Terri Lea (Aikins Long) Derkas

June 07, 2018 |

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

Terri Lea (Aikins Long) Derkas, 49, of Port Vue, died Thursday, May 31, 2018. She was born January 20, 1969 in Pittsburgh and was the daughter of Vernon J. (Catherine) Long of Elizabeth and the late Laverna Aikins. In addition to her father, she is survived by her husband, Joseph V. Derkas, son, Joseph Derkas of McKeesport, daughter, Christina Derkas of Oakland, MD, brother, Douglas Bauman of RI, grandchildren, Christopher, Rondale, Eli, Airabella, Brantley, Joshua, Noah, Madelyn, and Jadyn, sister-in-laws, Jeanette Derkas and Beverly Ann Derkas, brother-in-law, Pete Derkas, and a niece, Tara.

 
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Pauline D. "Ducky" Patch

June 06, 2018 |

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

Pauline D. "Ducky" (Demis) Patch, age 88 of McKeesport and formerly of Clairton, passed away on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at home. Born May 5, 1930 in Clairton, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Mary (Ceryak) Demis. Pauline was a loan officer for PNC Bank in Mckeesport and Pittsburgh. 

 
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Daniel Harry Deaton

June 06, 2018 |

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

Daniel Harry Deaton, age 90, of White Oak, died Monday, June 4, 2018. He was born on September 4, 1927 in Martins Ferry, Ohio, the son of the late Earl Mellinger and Irene Tuttle Deaton. Daniel was employed as an apprentice then became the president/CEO of Wayne Crouse, Inc. He served in the United States Navy during World War II. Daniel was an avid sailor and enjoyed the time he spent on his sailboat.

 
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Ruth Jane Kimball

June 06, 2018 |

Published By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Ruth Jane Kimball, 54, of Glassport, formerly of Clairton, passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at UPMC McKeesport.  She was born in McKeesport October 2, 1963 to the late Benjamin & Kathryn Spencer.  Ruth is survived by her loving husband of 38 years, Mark Kimball; sons, Michael and Bryan Kimball both of Glassport; grandsons, Jordan and Julian Kimball of Glassport; sisters, Florence (Scott) OBlak of Elizabeth, Lauri (David) Ehredt of Boise, ID, Jennifer Spencer of Munhall; brothers, Steven (Joy) Poorman of Elizabeth, T. J. (Marianne) Poorman of Glassport, Paul Poorman of Clairton; step-mother, Mary Lindeman of McKeesport; 4 nieces and 12 nephews.  Along with her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by sisters, Gail Robertson, Brenda Warnick; brother, Benjamin Spencer Jr.  Ruth was a caretaker at Tender Loving Care Nursing Home.  Visitation will take place from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 pm on Friday, June 8, 2018 at S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th Street, Clairton,  PA   15025.  A memorial service will take place at the funeral home on Saturday June 9, 2018 at 10:00 am followed by interment at Round Hill Cemetery.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

George A. Wray

June 05, 2018 |

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

George A. Wray, age 102, of Irwin, passed away Sunday, June 3, 2018. He was born April 26, 1916 in Altoona, a son of the late James and Minnie Luemma (Heacox) Wray. He was a long-time member of New Hope Presbyterian Church in North Huntingdon where he served as an elder and on their property committee and was proud of his membership in the Norwin Men’s Prayer Fellowship. He was a World War II Army veteran that served in the 188th Combat Engineer Battalion attached to General Patton’s 4th Armored Division. He retired after 42 years as a production coordinator for Westinghouse Corporation in East Pittsburgh.
 
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Dorothy L. Oskin

June 05, 2018 |

Published By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Dorothy L. Oskin, 92 of Murrysville, formerly of McKeesport passed away on Monday, June 4, 2018.  She was born April 24, 1926 in McKeesport, daughter of the late John and Agnes Pastor Martin.  She was the proprietor of Oskin’s American Service Station in McKeesport for over twenty years, was a member of the Mother of Sorrows Church, Murrysville and was a greeter at Sloan Elementary School for many years.  Dorothy is survived by a daughter, Linda (John) Sundin of Murrysville; a granddaughter, Kirsten (Jason) Saxton of Atlanta, GA and a grandson, Jarrod (Katelyn Sundin of Savannah, GA.

 
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Claudia E. Cowalsh

June 05, 2018 |

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

Claudia E. Cowalsh, age 80 of Port Vue, passed away on Sunday, June 3, 2018 at Riverside Nursing Center in McKeesport.  Born August 20, 1937 in Duquesne, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Sara (Kukic) Begovich.  A former cook at Pauley's Lookout and cashier at G.C. Muphy's and Co., Claudia was preceded in death by her husband, John N. Cowalsh, and a daughter Denise Swiger, who passed away July 4, 2015.

 
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Mary R. Szala

June 05, 2018 |

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

Mary R. Szala, age 98, of McKeesport, died May 30, 2018, at UPMC McKeesport Hospital. Born January 1, 1920, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Walenty and Amelia (Halon) Szala.

 
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Saundra Lee (Elder) Wallace

June 04, 2018 |

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

Saundra Lee (Elder) Wallace, 68 of White Oak, died Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at Southwestern Nursing Center. She was born May 1, 1950 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Joseph and Louise Helen Fazekas Elder. She was Past Matron of Old Glory Chapter 270, Past Mother Advisor of Old Glory 139 and Elizabeth Assembly 120 of the International Order of Rainbow for Girls. She was an avid Pirates fan, loved to cook especially for friends and loved to crochet. She is survived by her three children and their families, nieces, nephews, and cousins. There will be no services at this time.

 
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James "Jim" Harry Taylor

June 04, 2018 |

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

James "Jim" Harry Taylor, 75, of Buena Vista, died Sunday, June 3, 2018 peacefully in his home surrounded by family. He was born October 3, 1942 in Sutersville and was the son of the late James Howard and Martha Jane (Ellenberger) Taylor. He was the husband of the late Carol Ann (Yocum) Taylor who died August 25, 2013. They were married for 46 years. Jim was retired from the former G.C. Murphy Co. Warehouse in Christy Park and was a former Constable in Elizabeth Township for 12 years. He was a member of Teamsters Local 249 where he served as shop steward and was a member of the 1973 negotiating committee. He was also a member of the former Industry Volunteer Fire Co. Jim was elected to serve 2 terms as Allegheny County Democratic Committeeman representing Elizabeth Township's 3rd Ward. He is survived by his sons, Daniel (Samantha) Taylor and Scott (Jill) Taylor of Elizabeth Township and Douglas Taylor of Laurel, MD, grandchildren, Jacqueline, Lauren, Nicholas, Jacob, Brooke, and Zachary, brothers, Grover (Faith) Taylor of Charleroi, and Fred (Kathy) Taylor of Elizabeth Township, sisters, Shirley (Bill) Slagy and Lydia Taylor of Elizabeth Township, nieces and nephews.

 
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Robert Lamont Hill

June 04, 2018 |

Published By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Robert Lamont Hill, 64, died June 1, 2018. He was born October 12, 1953. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. June 5 at Tunie Funeral Home, Inc. 218 E. 11th Ave., Homestead. Service will be held at 12 noon June 6 at First Presbyterian Church of Duquesne, 719 Duquesne Blvd., Duquesne, and interment will follow at 1:30 p.m. at Monongahela Cemetery, 1111 4th St., North Braddock. Arrangements are in charge of Tunie Funeral Home.

 

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