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Michael A. Schmidt

November 18, 2022 |

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

Michael A. Schmidt, 60, of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday, November 17, 2022 at his home surrounded by family and friends.  He was born April 23, 1962 in McKeesport, a son of the late Elmer and Margaret (Swanson) Ference and was adopted and raised by  the late Henry and Helen (Ference) Schmidt.  Michael was a retired Lt. Colonel of the US Air Force and throughout his life he was successful in the banking industry.  He was a graduate of McKeesport High School Class of 1980 and earned a bachelor’s degree in business  from Robert Morris University.  He was  a  member of Immaculate Conception Church, Irwin, a Pittsburgh sports enthusiast and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Ference; and sister, Dolores Swauger.  He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Virginia "Ginger" (Walsh) Schmidt; sons, Michael and his wife, Lisa; Steven and his fiance, Miranda; sister, Barbara (Gene) Chrise; grandchildren, Landon, Tenley and Brooks; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Friends will be received from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, and 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Monday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Irwin.  Interment to follow in Mt. Vernon Cemetery, McKeesport.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or ALS Association. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Patricia L. "Pat" Morrison

November 18, 2022 |

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

Patricia L. "Pat" Morrison, 87, of White Oak, passed away at home on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 surrounded by family. She was born July 5, 1935 in McKeesport and was the daughter to the late Thomas H. and Nellie M. (Potter) Spence. She attended McKeesport High School and played the Clarinet in the band. She was the wife to the late George C. Morrison III, who passed away on September 24, 2008. Pat and George were High School sweethearts and got married February 8, 1955; they were married 53 years before his passing. Patricia was a dedicated housewife, loving mother, grandmother, an avid reader, and loved all types of animals. She worked for the Mon-Yough Mental Health Institute as a Social Worker but then spent her later years as the Receptionist for the White Oak Veterinary Clinic, and adopted many animals through the years.

 
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Vincent L. Thayer

November 17, 2022 |

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

Vincent L Thayer, age 65, of Lincoln Borough, passed away on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at home. He retired as a manager for WalMart in West Mifflin. Born September 25, 1957 in New Eagle, he was a son of the late Norman A. and Margaret (Kemple) Thayer. He is survived by his brothers, Keith (Patricia) Thayer of Monongahela and Norman (Nancy) Thayer of Belle Vernon; also, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. No visitation or services are planned. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Bryan Scott Jordan

November 17, 2022 |

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

Bryan Scott Jordan, age 53, of McKeesport, died November 15, 2022, at home. Born December 11, 1968, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late George "Sonny" and Audrey (Shepherd) Jordan and the husband of Nikki M. Jordan.

 
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Lois E. McGivern

November 17, 2022 |

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

Lois Elaine McGivern of New Kensington, formerly of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, November 16, 2022. She was born on July 4, 1964 in Pittsburgh, PA. She was a daughter of the late Joseph W. Bridges and Audrey Louise (Waldron) Bridges. Lois was a 1982 graduate of Norwin Sr. High School and worked in the mortgage industry for several years. She enjoyed spending summers in Ohiopyle, celebrating every Fourth of July with friends and fireworks and being with her adored cat, Nina. She is preceded in death by her sister, Carol L. Magnus, brother, John Bridges, and her daughter Elena’s father, Edward Koncerak. She is survived by her two daughters, Elena Bridges and Briana McGivern; loving grandchildren, Oliver, Audrey and Gwendolyn; brothers, Joseph and Jim; partner, Mark Johnson; and former husband, Jim McGivern. Friends will be received from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. on Saturday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA 15642. A funeral service will take place on Sunday at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Stephen R. Andrison

November 17, 2022 |

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

Stephen R. Andrison, age 60, of Buena Vista, died November 16, 2022, at home. Born October 17, 1962, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late John and Edith (Chappell) Andrison and the husband of Pamela L. (Diehl) Andrison.

 
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Florence Helen Keyes

November 16, 2022 |

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

Florence Helen Keyes, age 98, of Murrysville, formerly of White Oak, died on Wednesday, November 16, 2022. She was born in McKeesport on August 12, 1924 and is the daughter of the late Emory and Veronica Koteles Shavinsky and the wife of the late John Bober Keyes, who died on May 11, 2004. Prior to retirement, she operated the John Keyes Market in McKeesport with her late husband and prior to that was employed at Westinghouse Air Brake office in Wilmerding.

 
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Mary T. Giannandrea

November 16, 2022 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

 Mary T. Giannandrea, 94 of Glassport died Nov. 15, 2022.  She is the daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Marchok) Govola and beloved wife of the late Joseph Giannandrea. She is survived by her daughter Karen (Dennis) Bucy; son Joe (Carol) Giannandrea; grandchildren Denise (Dave) Serena, Jayme (Dennis) Giel, Katie Harrison, Cara Giannandrea, Jodi (Dave Vrbanick) Giannandrea, Joseph Giannandrea and Julia Giannandrea; great grandchildren Dean Viehl, Danielle Viehl, Kylie Giel and Gianna Giel; great great grandson Brayden Viel; also nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by daughter Diane Dunn and brothers Theodore and James Govola and sister Ann Marchok. Mary was a past member of the Ladies St. Cecelia's Duck Pin bowling League; St. Joachim & Anne Parish; Christian Mothers; Rosary Society and was a volunteer at Kane Hospital. Mary and her husband were avid square dancers. The family would like to thank the staff at Grandview Estates for their loving care and the nurses and aids of OSPTA Hospice for their compassionate attention to Moms needs. Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport on Fri. from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8. A funeral mass will be held Sat. 10:00 am at Queen of the Rosary Church with Father Wojcicki. Interment following Calvary Cemetery.

 


Daniel J. Tison

November 16, 2022 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

 

Daniel J. Tison, 70, of Port Vue, died Nov. 13, 2022.  He is the son of the late Al and Mildred (Hudak) Tison and beloved husband of the late Melanie (Tarczy) Tison.  Dan is survived by his sisters Christine "Tina" Wilson and Diane Nash and brother David Tison.  Funeral arrangements by Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport.

 


John Zachary Hart

November 15, 2022 |

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

John Zachary Hart, age 28, of McKeesport, died on November 14, 2022 in Monroeville, PA. He was born in Monroeville on September 28, 1994 and is the son of Harry Edward “Ed” and Valerie Hutchinson Hart of McKeesport. He was employed for many years as a deliveryman for Riverside Beer Distributor. He loved oldies music, especially Johnny Cash, cars and motorcycles, and especially loved his fur baby, Ellie

 
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Shirley L. Pasternak

November 15, 2022 |

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

Shirley L. (Waltower) Pasternak, age 76, of Forward Twp., passed away on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at Jefferson Hospital. She was a retired butcher for Foodland in Forest Hills. Born October 14, 1946 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late John H. and Shirley (Fisher) Altmiller. She is survived by her daughter, Jennifer (Chuck) Berkley of Elizabeth Twp.; son, Edward F. (Wendy) Pasternak III of Forward Twp.; grandchildren, Anna (James), Gabrielle, Allison and Caitlyn; great-grandchild, Henley; sisters, Connie Coates of Irwin and Florence (Ken) Swauger of White Oak; brother, John (Virginia) Altmiller of Elizabeth Twp.; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Arlene Durkaj. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth on Thursday, November 17, 2022 from 1-3 and 5-7 PM. Private burial in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com

 


Justino J. DiLuca

November 15, 2022 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

 

Justino J. DiLuca, 95, of Glassport died Nov. 15, 2022.  He is the son of the late Leroy DiLuca and Mary Marrone and beloved husband of Bessie DiLuca and Valene DiLuca.  Justino is survived by his children Donna (Terry) Guadagni of Elizabeth, Leroy (the late Chris) DiLuca of Liberty Boro, Jay (Lori) DiLuca of Leesburg, VA and Robert (Ann) DiLuca of Pittsburgh; grandchildren Nikki (Kevin) Carlson, Robilynn (Cory) Quinn, Bree (Joe) Thompson, Alicia (Matt) DiBernado, Justin (April) Gaudagni, Leah (Stephen) Brody, Lauren DiLuca, Alexandra (John) Rogerson, Taylor DiLuca, Devin DiLuca and Jake DiLuca; 15 great grandchildren; and son in law Robert Stecak.  He was preceded in death by his daughter Cathy Stecak and brother Telesforo DiLuca.  Justino was retired superintendent for ELG Metal and Steel Met.  He was a member of St. Joachim & Anne Parish, Sons of Italy and served in the US Army.  Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport on Thurs. from 4 to 8.  A funeral mass will be held Fri. 10:00 am at Queen of the Rosary Church. Following church services a wake will be held at the Sons and Daughters of Italy in Glassport.

 


Janet W. Ondos

November 15, 2022 |

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

Janet W. Ondos, age 80, of Whitehall, died Thursday, November 10, 2022. She was born March 4, 1942 in Export, PA to the late John and Wanda Jurkiewicz Stapinski. She is the wife of the late Michael William Ondos.

 
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Dennis K. Marshall

November 15, 2022 |

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

Dennis K. Marshall, age 88, of Oakdale, formerly of White Oak, PA and Rotunda West, Florida, died Friday, Nov. 11, 2022. He was born in Johnstown, PA on May 23, 1934 and is the son of the late John and Alice Mosebach Marshall. He was a veteran of the Army, was employed in the family business supplying cable and wire to mills and mines, was a former member of St. Angela Merici Church, currently a member of St. Columbkille Church in Imperial, and was previously a member of the White Oak American Legion, Post 701.

 
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Robert K. Veres

November 14, 2022 |

By Administrator | Posted in: James F. Kutch Funeral Home - Crematory

Robert K. Veres, 78 of Carnegie, formerly of North Versailles Twp., passed away peacefully in his sleep on Friday, November 11, 2022.  He was born September 6, 1944 to the late Frank and Mary Veres.  Raised in North Versailles, he graduated from  Westinghouse Memorial High School in 1962.  Prior to his retirement he worked at US Steel Homestead Works and then Sears Roebuck Co.  He became an entrepreneur and co-founded Trashpac Inc, in Itasca, IL.  He then went on to become founder and president of Line One Communications Inc. 1987, where he spent the remainder of his career intelephone equipment sales.  He was a meticulous organizer and businessman and even opened a storefront in downtown Carnegie.  He served on both the Carlynton School Board and Carnegie Borough Council. He enjoyed working in  the yard, daily walks, and caring for his beloved dog Susie.  He always maintained his sharpe wit and independence.

 
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