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Philip V. Albensi

May 01, 2016 |

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

Philip V. Albensi, 85, of Mt. Vernon, passed away on Saturday, April 30, 2016 in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg.

 
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Cloyd A. Park, Jr.

May 01, 2016 |

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

Cloyd A. Park, Jr., age 88, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Saturday, April 30, 2016 in Southwestern Assisted Care Center. He was a retired shipping manager for Chemply Chemical Supply Company in Bunola and a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II.

 
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James D. Flynn

April 30, 2016 |

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

James D. Flynn, age 85, of North Huntingdon died April 30, 2016 at his home. He was born October 1, 1930 in Greensburg, Pa., a son of the  late harry and Elsie McKay Flynn. Mr. Flynn was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, North Huntingdon. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by Westinghouse Bettis Atomic. He was a former Boy Scouts assistant leader who traveled to Filmont, New Mexico with his troop.

 
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Jeanne P. Mardell

April 29, 2016 |

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

Jeanne P. Mardell, age 83, of Versailles Boro., formerly of McKeesport died on April 28, 2016 at UPMC McKeesport. Born June 16, 1932 in Gallitzin, PA she was the daughter of the late Joseph Henry and Sadie (Litzinger) Mardell. Jeanne was a member of St. Patrick Parish and a former Christian Mother. She was a past employee at Federated Investors and the Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese. She also volunteered her time at Kane Regional in McKeesport.

 
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Thomas W. Harter

April 29, 2016 |

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

Thomas W. Harter, 57, of North Versailles, died Thursday, April 28, 2016. He was born in Pittsburgh on Aug. 20, 1958, and is the son of the late Edward and Elizabeth Walsh Harter. He is survived by his loving wife, Laura Thomas Harter, of North Versailles; daughters, Elizabeth and Patricia Harter, both of North Side; sisters, Nancy (Robert) Emery, of Trafford, and Mary (Greg) Troy, of Shantilly, Va.; brothers, Gary Harter, of Vienna, Va., and Patrick (Joyce) Harter, of Scottsdale, Ariz.; step-children, Rachel Williams, of Little River, S.C., and Jason Williams, of Verona; also four grandchildren.

 
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Richard W. Kohl

April 28, 2016 |

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

Richard W. Kohl, age 69, of Glassport, formerly of Port Vue, died April 25, 2016, at UPMC McKeesport. Born April 10, 1947, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Roy Hamilton and Anna (Barowich) Kohl and the husband of Judy (King) Kohl, for 47 loving years.

 
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Marie B. (Bobuk) Benny

April 28, 2016 |

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

Marie B. (Bobuk) Benny, age 92, of Youngwood, formerly of North Versailles, passed away Monday, April 25, 2016. She was born March 24, 1924 in Duquesne, a daughter of the late John and Anna (Teslovich) Bobuk and was also preceded in death by her step mother, Elizabeth (Buckiso) Bobuk who raised her. She was a former member of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, Duquesne. She worked as a clerk at U.S. Steel, Duquesne Works, before working as a clerk at Gimbels Department Store, Eastland Mall.

 
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Donald D. Lundberg, Sr.

April 28, 2016 |

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

Donald D. Lundberg, Sr., age 85 of Elizabeth Twp. and formerly of McKeesport, passed away on Monday, April 25, 2016 in John J. Kane Regional Center in McKeesport.  Born May 2, 1930 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Charles and Emma Lundberg.

 
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Roy E. Miller

April 28, 2016 |

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

Roy E. Miller, age 88, of White Oak died April 27, 2016 in UPMC Mckeesport Hospital. He was born April 29, 1927 in McKeesport, a son of the late Roy and Frances Ihly Miller. Roy was a member of St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon. He was a graduate of Waynesburg University and was formerly employed by General Motors as an Accountant. He enjoyed woodworking, refinishing furniture, yard work, gardening and spending time with his family. Roy was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Paul Miller. He is survived by his beloved wife, Betty Ann Harvey Miller , four sons, John (Donna), Douglas (Patricia), Mark (Jamie) and James Miller, one sister Catherine 'Kay" and her husband David. 6 grandchildren, Tyler, Bella, Gavin, Mackenzie, Katie and Lexie. One great grandchild Dehlilah. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Sunday from 2-4,6-8 p.m. A funeral mass will be held on Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Agnes Church. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Ella Marie Wilson

April 28, 2016 |

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

Ella Marie Wilson, 58, passed away peacefully at Forbes Hospital in Monroeville on April 28, 2016.    She was born July 1, 1957 in McKeesport, daughter of the late John F. and Ethel Kristufek Wilson.  In addition to her parents, Ella was preceded in death by her beloved brother James Wilson and niece Lydia Wilson.  She is survived by brother John Jr. (Beverly) with whom she resided, brother Robert of White Oak, and sister-in-law Audra, nephews Grant and Alec, and niece Lily Wilson, all of Bethel Park.    Ella was employed at Vocational Business Alliance McKeesport prior to her retirement in 2012.  She was a longtime fan of the Steelers and pro wrestling.  She greatly enjoyed bowling and dancing with her friends at MYARC.  Special thanks to her devoted caregiver Tamika Olverson, and to our extended family and friends.  The family also thanks the staff at Forbes Hospital for their caring and compassion.  

 
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Joseph J. Ferenac

April 27, 2016 |

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

Joseph J. Ferenac, 91, of Greenock, passed away on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 in John J. Kane Regional Center, McKeesport.

 
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Mike Kurka

April 26, 2016 |

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

Mike Kurka, age 91, of McKeesport, died April 22, 2016, at John J. Kane Regional Medical Center. Born November 8, 1924, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Peter and Mary (Warga) Kurka.
Mike was a US Army veteran serving during WWII. He was a gentle man always caring for the children in his life and his loving family. He also enjoyed a good cigar.
Mike is survived by a sister, Anna Bills of McKeesport; also many nieces and nephews.
In addition to Mike’s parents, he was preceded in death by siblings, Peter and Mary.

 
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David J. Lorince

April 26, 2016 |

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

David John Lorince, age 62, of E. Providence, Rhode Island, died unexpectedly Sunday, April 3, 2016 at home. David was born May 10, 1953 in McKeesport, PA and grew up in Port Vue. He is the son of Helen (Katrenic) Lorince of Elizabeth Twp. and the late John C. Lorince. 

He is survived by his son, David Joseph Lorince and granddaughter, Ella of Riverside, Rhode Island; brother, Raymond (Barbara) of Elizabeth; and sister Carol Boros of N. Versailles; also aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  David was predeceased by his rescue cat, Tulee.

 
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Gary James Cleary

April 25, 2016 |

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

Gary James Cleary, 47, of McKeesport, died Saturday, April 23, 2016. He was born October 31, 1968 in Pittsburgh and was the son of the late James Thomas Cleary and the late Dolores Marie Bishover Cleary. Gary was a security guard. He is survived by his daughter, Ashley Marie Cleary of Wilmerding, sisters, Karen M. Clark of White Oak and Michele D. (James) Butler of West Newton, nephews, Ryan M. (Ashley) Clark and James M. (Leah) Butler, III, and a niece, Erica Butler.

 
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Joanne Alice Slachta

April 25, 2016 |

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

Joanne Alice Slachta, 77, of Port Vue, died Monday, April 25, 2016 at her daughter Michelle's home in Glassport surrounded by her loving family. She was born April 12, 1939 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Frank and Alice Kovach Behary. She was the beloved wife of the late Albert Slachta who died June 13, 2008. They were married for 47 years. Joanne had worked for Wilcher News and the former Feig's Bakery in McKeesport. She loved cooking, gardening and her cherished cat, Kitty.

 
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