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Donna J. DiLonardo

January 09, 2021 |

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

Donna J. (Colecchi) DiLonardo, age 77 of Clairton, passed away on Friday, January 8, 2021 in Jefferson Hospital.  Born June 21, 1943 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Felix and Lorette (Rondinelli) Colecchi.  A member of Triumph of the Holy Cross Parish and the Sons of Columbus Santa Maria Council #3, Donna was a graduate of Clairton High School who then attended Point Park University and retired as a medical secretary.  In her spare time, she enjoyed reading, family vacations to Ocean City, MD, and trips to the casino.  She joins her husband of 42 years, the late Vincent W. DiLonardo, who passed away May 21, 2017.  Donna is survived by her sister Dolores Sluszka of New York; niece Carla Danielson; nephews Dean, Anthony and James (Kathy) DiLonardo and Vincent and Anthony Imbrogno; and also her aunts, uncles, cousins, and in-laws. 

 
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Arthur H. DuCarme

January 09, 2021 |

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

Arthur DuCarme, age 99, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Friday, January 8, 2021 in Grandview Estates, Elizabeth Twp. He retired in 1980 as a steelworker with National Tube in McKeesport. He was a U.S Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA). Born August 31, 1921 in Gastonville, he was a son of the late Arthur H. and Lillian (Heil) DuCarme and husband of the late Charlotte E. (Church) DuCarme. He is survived by sons, Douglas DuCarme of Elizabeth Twp. and Joseph DuCarme of Elizabeth Twp.; step-son, William Howden of Elizabeth; 6 step-grandchildren, numerous step-great grandchildren and step-great-great grandchildren; also nieces and nephews.

 
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Gertrude Stypula

January 09, 2021 |

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

Gertrude Stypula, age 88, a lifelong resident of Pittsburgh, passed away on Saturday, January 9, 2021. She was born April 30, 1932 to Joseph and Anne Gress, and grew up in the Whitaker neighborhood with her siblings, Stephanie Pastirik, Joseph Gress and the late Mary Ellen Gress, George Gress, and Joanne Johnson. Gertrude and her beloved late husband of 65 years Frank had five children, Frank (Diane), Henry (Sandy), Lori Badarzynski (Ed), Christine Kiester (Kevin), and Linda Watson (Mike). Gertrude is survived by grandchildren Cameron, Dylan, Lauren, Nathan, Darrin, Ross, Ryan, Daniel, Bradley, Tyler and Conner.

Prior to her marriage she had achieved a supervisor position with AT&T. She then became a lifelong homemaker and enjoyed making her special Slovak/Polish meals anytime the family was together. Gert had a love for animals and took great pleasure in raising birds.

 
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Nick Tomasello

January 08, 2021 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Nick Tomasello, 91 of Glassport, passed away on Thursday, January 7 th, 2021 at Jefferson Hospital. He was born on March 14, 1929, in Glassport to the late Dominic and Josephine Tornabene Tomasello. Nick was the loving husband of 41 years to the surviving Margaret Gaza Tomasello.

Nick proudly served his country with the United States Army as a Staff Sargent and Medic in the Korean War. He was a member of the Citizens Hose Company 1 Volunteer Fire Department in Glassport, where he was the oldest member after serving 72 years. Nick was also a former councilman of Glassport. He enjoyed being involved in politics, shooting pool, and playing poker. He worked as a millwright for U.S. Steel, where he retired from.

He is survived by his son, Vincent James (Donna) Tomasello, of Simpsonville South Carolina, daughters Josephine T (Aaron) Pikovsky of North Huntingdon, Theresa M. (Scott) DeCecco, of Liberty Boro, and Mary F. Tomasello, of Mooresville, North Carolina, step-children, Charles (Linda) Gaza, of Coneautville, PA, Catherine Daum, of Port St. Lucie, Florida, David Gaza, of Clairton, Carolyn Gaza, of Clairton, Claire Dehnoo, of Clairton, six grandchildren, six step-grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, five step-great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

 
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Russell A. Williams

January 08, 2021 |

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

Russell Allan Williams, 72, of McKeesport, passed away Thursday, January 7, 2021. He was born December 12, 1948 in Washington and was the son of the late Wesley W. and Evelyn Mae (Reese) Williams. Russell was a member of the Boston United Methodist Church and was retired from Precision Kidd Steel. He was a US Navy Veteran serving in the Vietnam War. For his service he received the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Philippine Republic Presidential Unit Citation. Russell loved cooking, gardening, restoring cars and being with his family and friends.

 
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Wilson V. Rivera

January 08, 2021 |

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

Wilson V. Rivera, age 66, of Verona, died on January 4, 2021, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital.  Born February 25, 1954, in Ponce, Puerto Rico, he was the son of Lydia (Willis) Rivera-Turner and the late Raymon Rivera, and the loving husband of Beverly (Parsee) Rivera.  Wilson worked as a Supervisor of Maintenance at Wesley Family Services for over 25 years.  He loved old music and German Shepherd dogs but was especially fond of antique cars.  He took great pride in cleaning and detailing his antique 1988 Mazda.

 
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Anna L. Biber

January 08, 2021 |

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

Anna L. Biber, age 88, of Elizabeth Township, died on January 6, 2021. Born in Pittsburgh on October 6, 1932 she is the daughter of the late Katherine Currie and the wife of the late Donald Biber. She worked as an administrative assistant for Boston Mutual Insurance Company. She enjoyed volleyball, fishing, and bowling with her friends.

 
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Adolph Daniel Schultz

January 08, 2021 |

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

Adolph Daniel "Dan" Schultz, 74, of North Huntingdon, formerly of West Mifflin, passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2021. He was born September 26, 1946 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Henry and Hanna (Henderson) Schultz. Dan was a member of St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon, White Oak American Legion, IBEW Union Local 5, and enjoyed bowling with his friends at New Great Valley Lanes. He was a US Army Veteran and was retired Electrician. He loved camping and classic cars. 

 
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Cliff Whitehead

January 07, 2021 |

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

Cliff Whitehead of North Huntingdon and formerly of Port Vue, died at (UPMC) McKeesport Hospital where he was born 82 years ago on August 26, 1938. He was the son of the late John and Helen Whitehead. Cliff was the devoted and loving husband of Sally (deceased) for 53 years.

Many people said Cliff was “one of a kind”. Over the years, he made many friends through his ventures in a variety of vocations and avocations including high school basketball at McKeesport under Cornelius “Neenie” Campbell, a stint in the U.S. Army where he entertained troops and civilians as a member of the singing group The Dinaros while stationed in Turkey, appliance specialist at Wander Sales and Kmart, positions in banking and finance including a colorful career as a collections agent (“repo man”), entrepreneur as owner of a Fox’s Pizza Den, chauffeur at The Lemon Tree, PIAA football and basketball official, and unofficial “Mayor of Sunset Valley” with the best neighbors ever.

 
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Ralph C. Linhart

January 07, 2021 |

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

Ralph C. Linhart, age 91, of Monroeville, formerly of White Oak, died January 6, 2021, at Forbes Regional Hospital. Born January 19, 1929, in Duquesne, he was the son of the late Harry and Clara G. (Krukowski) Linhart and the husband of the late Norma (Smith) Linhart.

 
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John Regis Poisel

January 07, 2021 |

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

John Regis Poisel, age 68, of Elizabeth. Died on January 2, 2021. He was born in Pittsburgh and is the son of the late Edward and Rosalia Irene Flynn Poisel and the husband of Catherine Poisel. John served in the United States Air force, during the Vietnam War. John retired from US Steel as a steamfitter and has worked in house keeping for Magee Hospital.

 
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David J. Murray

January 07, 2021 |

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

David J. Murray, age 72 of North Huntingdon died January 6, 2021 at his home. He was born July 9, 1948 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Theodore and Mary Abel Murray. David was a member of St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon. Prior to his retirement he was employed as a General Contractor and machinist. He enjoyed spending time on the family farm, time with his grandchildren, fishing, and camping. David was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during Vietnam.

 
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Barbara M. Sheedy

January 07, 2021 |

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

Barbara M. Sheedy, age 92 of Versailles, passed away on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 in Riverside Nursing Center, McKeesport.  Born January 26, 1928 in Versailles, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Mary (Takash) Biro.  A member of the Free Hungarian Reform Church of McKeesport and the Versailles AARP, besides her parents, Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, the late James J. Sheedy who passed away January 9, 2005; her brothers Alex, Andrew, Joseph, and George Biro; and her sisters Ethel Simon, Mary Kosareck, Sue Jacob, Elizabeth Tolone, and Kay Starry.  She is survived by her sons James A. (Linda) Sheedy of Versailles and with whom she resided for ten years and David B. (Michelle) Sheedy of North Huntingdon; her grandchildren Jake, Jared, David, Elliot, Aaron, and Caroline; her great-grandchildren Alexandra and Julian; and many nieces and nephews.

 
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Joanna Marie (Waszkiewicz) Detwiler

January 07, 2021 |

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

Joanna Marie (Waszkiewicz) Detwiler, age 66, of East McKeesport, on Thursday December 31, 2020, passed away surrounded by her family.  Beloved wife of Dean K. Detwiler.  Loving Mother of Charles (Kelli) and John (Karry) Detwiler.  Grandmother to Haylea (Joseph) Curtin, Nathanael, and Nicholas.  Great-Grandmother to Grayson and Easton.  Joanna is predeceased by her brother John (Jerilynn) and Raymond (Marlene) Waszkiewicz. She is survived by her brothers Francis “Jerry” (Lori), Eugene (Marilyn) and Edward (Nancy) Waszkiewicz.  Also, survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

 
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Emma J. Heflin Smalley

January 07, 2021 |

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

Emma J. Heflin Smalley, 72, departed this life on December 31, 2020, at UPMC McKeesport. She was born July 4, 1948, the beloved daughter of the late David Bud Coleman and Minnie Tyree. 

Emma is survived by her loving spouse Jonquin; two sons, Victor Tyree, Vincent Brown of McKeesport; step-son, Deon Smalley; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; extended family and friends.

 
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