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Audrey June Hines

February 15, 2024 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Robert A. Waters Funeral Home

Audrey June Hines, 74, of Pittsburgh, was born September 13, 1949, in McKeesport, PA.

Audrey departed this life on February 10, 2024, at Magee Women’s Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA.

She was the beloved daughter of the late John Dixon Jr. and Jimmie Roberta Elizabeth Greer Dixon. Audrey was the oldest of six children and growing up in Smithdale, Pennsylvania where she attended Bethlehem Baptist Church and accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Lord and Savior at a young age.

After graduating from Elizabeth Forward High School class of 1967, Audrey furthered her education and received a master’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh in Library and Information Science. She soon went to work in the Carnegie Library system working both at the Oakland and Squirrel Hill Libraries until retirement.

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Mardelle A. Charak

February 15, 2024 |

By Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home | Posted in: Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home

Mardelle A. Charak, age 79, of West Mifflin, passed away on Wednesday, February 14, 2024, at home, in the presence of her family. Born in McKeesport on February 27, 1944, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Emily (Majercik) Nuzum. She was a member of St. Joseph Church of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, enjoyed crocheting, building puzzles and her favorite hobbies were shopping at thrift stores and scratch offs. She was the wife of the late John P. (Spider) Charak Jr., who died on July 18, 2001. Mardelle is the mother of Marcy Seeman of Munhall, Michelle Charak of West Mifflin, and Melanie (David) Baker of West Mifflin; and grandmother of Megan (fiancé Nick Bobuk), Courtney, Alyssa & Russell. She is also survived by fur babies, Chloe, Ralphie, Ruby and Belle. Visitation will be held on Friday, February 16, 2024, from 2-8 p.m., at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 15110, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER, SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER, FUNERAL DIRECTOR, where a Blessing Service will take place at 10:30 a.m., on Saturday, February 17, 2024, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph Church, Duquesne, with Rev. Thomas Lewandowski, officiating. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, West Mifflin, where she will be buried next to her late husband.


Penny L. Kiefer

February 15, 2024 |

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

Penny L. Kiefer, age 64, of McKeesport, died on February 3, 2024.  Born September 30, 1959, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Helen (Magee) Moon and the wife of Paul Keifer.  Penny is survived by children, Penny Walls, Darlene Walls, Crystal Kiefer, Billy Kiefer, Tabitha Kiefer, Tonya Kiefer, Heather Kiefer, Dennis Kiefer, and Joseph Kiefer; brothers, Dennis, John, and Elmer Moon; sisters, Jesse Moon and JoAnne Roney.  In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a son, Ryan Kiefer, and brothers, Ronald, Clyde, and Alvin Moon.  Arrangements were entrusted to Willig Funeral Home & Crematory.  Condolences and memories may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com.  Charles Danforth, Supervisor


Robert "Bob" T. Sedor

February 14, 2024 |

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

Robert (Bob) Thomas Sedor, age 65, of Beaufort, SC and formerly of Clairton, passed away on November 25, 2022, of sudden health complications while in hospital in Beaufort, SC. Born November 23,1957 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Paul Sedor, Sr. and mother Margaret (Seman) Sedor. Bob grew up in Clairton and attended Clairton High School.  He acquired the nickname “Seymour” during his teen years and many people only knew him by that name and still use it today. During the summers of his last few years of High School he took advantage of that time and worked at a pizza shop in Atlantic City where he was welcomed back yearly.  It wouldn’t be the last time he enjoyed being a short order cook as he relished the opportunity later in life, taking a position as a part time cook while living in White Haven, PA. His real passion, and main line of work as a contractor and skilled craftsman led him to reside in several locations from Pittsburgh to Georgia, to the Pocono’s and back down south to Beaufort, SC, where he settled into an area he seemed to love most.  He was happiest using his hands and talents to do construction, build homes and do carpentry work. From reading the blueprints, ordering materials, framing, and finishing, he excelled and enjoyed the opportunities to share his talents and enthusiasm with clients and family.  In addition to those skills, he had most recently been operating multiple furniture stores in both the Pocono area and in Beaufort, SC, with his wife, Maggie. In remembering Bob, these are a few heartfelt comments from friends and family that echo his personality.  Comments such as, “I loved his cooking”,   “My favorite times were working with him as general contractors for HUD/URA”, “He was my mentor and always had my back”,  “I am going to miss our conversations over breakfast and road trips”,  “His construction knowledge and talent is something I will always brag about”,  “What fun we had growing up as cousins and living so close together”, are just a few of the many cherished memories and thoughts from those who loved him and will continue to keep him alive in their hearts. Besides his father, Paul Sedor Sr, Bob was preceded in death by his then wife Susan (Thomas) Sedor, mother to their daughter Julia Rose Sedor, on November 22, 1991.  He is survived by his wife Margaret “Maggie” McDevitt of Beaufort, SC; his mother Margaret Rose (Seman) Sedor of Clairton; daughter Julia Rose Sedor of Hazleton, PA; adopted children Destiny, Raymond and Sincere; siblings Paul (Janet) Sedor Jr, Margaret “Peggy” (Kevin) Sedor-Sparks, and Stephen Sedor; also, many nieces and nephews. 

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Frank G. Sprentz Jr.

February 14, 2024 |

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

Frank G. Sprentz Jr., 73,of McKeesport Passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, Born November 10, 1950 in McKeesort, he was the son of the late Frank G. Sr. and Irene McClure Sprentz. He was the beloved husband of 47 years to Leona Zabelsky Sprentz, he was also survived by two loving sons, Zack (Lindsay) Sprentz of Rincon, GA and Brad Sprentz of Brooklyn, NY, a sister, Sue (Steve) Braunfield of Naples, FLA. and Cleveland, Ohio, and many neices, nephews and friends. He was a 1968 Graduate of McKeesport High School and a 1972 Graduate of Edinboro  University as an Art Major.  Frank was a retired commercial sign painter for Kasmarik Signs, KAG Sign Works and BAW Plastics. He was also an accomplished self taught drummer who played in numerous bands including Sudden Grace, Harmony and Glenn Pavone and the Cyclones, which he also wrote songs for. He also enjoyed 4th of July Parties and Saturday morning jams with Coz. Frank was a quiet gentle man with a heart of gold, who loved his sons, Hemi cars, music and TV shows.

As per Mr. Sprentz wishes there will be no visitation or services at this time. A celebration of Frank's life will be held at a later date. Services entrusted to William S. Skovranko Memorial Home Inc., 828 Richford Street, Duquesne.

A memorial garden will be planted with trees, shrubs and flowers in Frank's memory at Aleo Lake in Stahlstown, PA. If you wish to donate to the memorial Garden please make donations to his wife Leona. PLEASE DO NOT ORDER TREES OR PLANTS AND HAVE THEM SENT, or Donations can be made in Mr. Sprentz's memory to Jamie's Dream Team, 4617 Walnut Street, McKeesport, PA 15132.

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Ethel Fatandas

February 14, 2024 |

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

Ethel Fatandas, age 94, of White Oak, died February 12, 2024, at The Palms at O'Neil. Born October 2, 1929, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late George and Olga (Vourlos) Cordis and the wife of the late Nicholas Fatandas.  Ethel was a member of the Annunciation of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Church, the Chios Philoptochos Society, the Markella Philoptochos Society, and the Renzie Park Seniors. She enjoyed going to bingos and on bus trips to casinos. Ethel was the family baker and cook, preparing delicious Greek pastries and dishes for her neighbors, friends, and family.

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Patrick D. "Denny" Mannion

February 13, 2024 |

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

Patrick “Denny” D. Mannion, age 82 of Lincoln Borough, passed away on Monday, February 12, 2024 in Jefferson Hospital surrounded by family.  Born January 13, 1942 in Braddock, he was a son of the late Patrick T. and Ann (Onda) Mannion.  A US Air Force Veteran, Patrick was a member of Sts. Joachim and Anne Parish, St. Eugene Church, and retired as an electrician at GM’s Fisher Body Plant in West Mifflin.  His family will remember him as a fun loving man who loved to tell stories and crack jokes, loved to sing and root on the local sports teams, and was a car and racing enthusiast who even worked on a pit crew.  Most of all, they’ll remember him as a devoted father and grandfather and for being fiercely proud of his Irish and Mannion family heritage.  They will always love him as much as he loved them: with all of their hearts.  Patrick is survived by his daughters Danica (Jeff) Miller of Elizabeth Twp. and Jessica Mannion of Lincoln Borough; his grandchildren Sydney and Luke; his sister Patty Ann (Anthony) Zusinas of Moon Twp.; and also nieces and nephews.  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother James Mannion. 
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Anna Mae Puskaric

February 13, 2024 |

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

Anna Mae Puskaric, age 94 of Chesaning, MI and formerly of White Oak, passed away on Sunday, February 11, 2024 in Chesaning Comfort Care. Born May 9, 1929 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Adam and Nellie (Rausch) Dannenhauer. Anna Mae graduated from McKeesport High School and was a secretary for the Potter-McCune Company for many years before its closing. She always helped family and friends and was a volunteer in the kitchen at McKeesport’s Meals on Wheels for over 25 years. She loved line dancing and only stopped a few years ago. Anna Mae was an active member of the Evangelical Congregational Church of McKeesport for much of her life.

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Dorothy Louise Matta

February 13, 2024 |

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

 Dorothy Louise Matta, age 97, died Monday, February 12, 2024, at her home in North Huntingdon Twp. Born on July 30, 1926, in Duquesne, PA., she was the daughter of the late Michael M. and Anna Breza Miller and for 73 years was the wife of Charles E. Matta, who died in 2020.
Known as "Dot" to her family and friends, she graduated from Duquesne High School and went to work for the U.S. Navy. As World War II ended and servicemen began to return and reclaim their jobs, she moved to U.S. Steel Homestead Works, where she eventually became a confidential secretary, staying until her retirement.
Dorothy was a member of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church in McKeesport, where she and her husband enjoyed making bread and pyrohy for church sales.

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Thelma J. Rugg

February 13, 2024 |

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

Thelma J. Rugg, age 93, of Port Vue, died February 12, 2024, at Forbes Hospital AHN of Monroeville. Born August 19, 1930, in Uniontown, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Clara (Weaver) Tressler and the wife of the late George C. Rugg.
Thelma was a floral designer for many years for the former Johnston The Florist but spent most of her time raising her four children. She enjoyed crocheting and knitting in her early years. Thelma was always ready for a good card game as well. She and her family spent most of their summers on Lake Erie.

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Helen Louise Bell

February 13, 2024 |

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

Helen Louise Bell 97, a 61 year resident of Coatesville and previously of McKeesport, PA died surrounded by family while in home hospice care on February 2, 2024 in Annapolis, Maryland.

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John Andrew Yost

February 13, 2024 |

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

John Andrew Yost passed away, at the age of 57, on February 12, 2024. He was born in Penn Hills on September 21, 1966 to the late, John Edward and Susan Ann Finnegan Yost.

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James Thomas Konias

February 13, 2024 |

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

James Thomas Konias, 67, of Greenock, passed away on Monday February 12, 2024. He was born September 17, 1956 in McKeesport and was the son of Thomas Konias and the late Joan Lee (DeSantis) Konias. He was the loving husband of 45 years to Kim Konias of Elizabeth Township. James worked at Westinghouse for over 48 years most recently as an Operations Manager. He loved Pittsburgh sports, especially his Buccos. He also coached his daughter's softball and basketball teams.

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Gene Perkins

February 13, 2024 |

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

W. Gene Perkins, age 84 of Irwin, passed away on February 12, 2024 at Montefiore Hospital. He was born on April 24, 1939 in Crichton, WV, a son of the late John Samuel and Olive Margaret Rader Perkins. Gene was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Irwin. Prior to his retirement, he was a Data Officer at Mellon Bank. He was a volunteer at the Wesley Chapel Food Bank in Florida, a past president of the former Alcoma Golf Club, and past president of the Men's Club at the Saddlebrook Golf and Tennis Resort in Wesley Chapel, Florida. Gene was an avid golfer and dedicated Pittsburgh Steelers Fan. He was a graduate of Fairmont State University in West Virginia where he played football and ran track. In addition, Gene was the first ever president of the TKE Fraternity. In addition to his parents, Gene was preceded in death by his brother Edwin Harold and his wife Nancy, sister Evelyn Rae Odell and husband Rodney, and nephew Matthew Wayne Perkins. He is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years Barbara Ferrari Perkins, sons Joe (Linda) and Chris (Kristin) Perkins, brother Robert Lee (Reba) Perkins, Jack Wayne (Claren) Perkins, and grandchildren Michael (Ashleigh), Nathan, Matthew, Courtney, and Jake Perkins, great-granddaughter Ellie, and 13 nieces and nephews. Visitation will be on Friday from 4-7PM at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon PA. A funeral Mass will be held at Immaculate Conception Church on Saturday at 9AM. PLEASE GO DIRECTLY TO THE CHURCH. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com


Raymond Dale Hurley

February 13, 2024 |

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

 Raymond Dale Hurley, age 74, of Wendel, died at home on February 11, 2024. Born December 14, 1949, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Frank and Mildred (Sloane) Hurley.

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