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Louis "Bill" Buzzatto

January 16, 2017 |

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

Louis "Bill" Buzzatto age 74 of White Oak, on January 13, 2017 at home surrounded by his family and their love. He was the son of the late Louis and Wilda (Miller) Buzzatto. He was a retired mechanic and welder in the automotive industry. He was a “Mr. Fix It”, always ready and willing to help anyone in their time of need. He was a prayer warrior and a member of the Duquesne - West Mifflin Knights of Columbus #4210. Beloved husband of 49 years to Joline A. (Hamerski) Buzzatto; father of Louis (Deanne) Buzzatto, Jr. of Arizona, Sarah Beth Buzzatto of South Park, Brian Anthony Buzzatto of White Oak and the late Christopher Chester Buzzatto; grandfather of Cameron Matthew Ray, Kylie Buzzatto and Rachael Buzzatto; son-in-law of Irene (the late Chester) Hamerski; also survived by brothers and sisters-in-law, along with nieces and nephews. Visitation on Monday 6-8 p.m. and Tuesday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the MALOY - SCHLIEFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne (412-466-3300). Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday at Corpus Christi Church at 10 a.m. with Rev. Steven Palsa officiating. Burial will be in Jefferson Memorial Park.

 


Eleanor V. Lyons

January 16, 2017 |

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

Eleanor V. (Serfazo) Lyons, age 80 McKeesport, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 15, 2017 in Allegheny General Hospital after a long illness.  Born October 6, 1936 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Stephen and Elizabeth (Makatura) Serfazo.

 
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Priscilla L. Jurann

January 16, 2017 |

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

Priscilla L. Jurann, age 76 of Port Vue, died on Monday, January 16, 2017 at her home. She was born in Pittsburgh on November 19, 1940, daughter of the late Philip F. and Laura B. (Franz) Jurann.

 
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Pauline J. Wood

January 16, 2017 |

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

Pauline J. Wood, age 94, of North Huntingdon, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, January 16, 2017 at Transitions Health Care Center, North Huntingdon.

 
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Shelly Trainer

January 16, 2017 |

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

Shelly (Potts) Trainer, age 65 of Clairton, passed away at home on Saturday, January 14, 2017.  Born August 26, 1951 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Richard Potts and Joan C. (O'Donnell) Bonner.

 
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Sophie Jupin

January 16, 2017 |

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

Sophie Jupin, age 95 of Clairton, passed away on Friday, January 15, 2017 in Hanover Hospital in Hanover, PA.  Born April 2, 1921 in Coal Center, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Teresa (Calabrese) Tamborino. 

 
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Marlene Jenkins Pryer

January 16, 2017 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Marlene Jenkins Pryer died Jan. 14, 2017. She was born May 2, 1952. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19 at Tunie Funeral Home, Inc., 218 E. 11th Ave., Homestead. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 20 at Bethlehem Baptist Church, 716 Walnut St.,  McKeesport. Interment will follow at 1:30 p.m. at Restland Memotial Park, 990 Patton St., Monroeville.

(Corrected to add day of visitation. We apologize for the omission, which was not the funeral home's fault.)

 


Matthew G. Gazdich

January 16, 2017 |

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

Matthew G. Gazdich, age 38, of Christy Park died January 12, 2017 at home. Born June 6, 1978 in McKeesport, he was the son of George P. Gazdich and Dagmar (Hansen) Oglesby. Matthew worked at the CCAC South Campus as a computer lab technician and taught Java programming. He attended Holy Family Polish National Catholic Church. He loved his animals, Cujo, Mouseface, Sadie, and Cocoa. He enjoyed writing, trail bicycling, and his “pen collection.”

 
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Theodore R. Segiel Sr.

January 15, 2017 |

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

Theodore R. Segiel Sr, age 83, of North Huntingdon, formerly of Lincoln Place, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at his home.

 
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Alan M. Tucker

January 15, 2017 |

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

Alan M. Tucker, age 31 of Versailles, passed away at home on Friday, January 13, 2017.  Born September 5, 1985 in Pittsburgh, he was a son of Lois Tucker of Versailles and the late Ronald Jay Tucker. 

 
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Judy Schmidt

January 14, 2017 |

By Editor | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Judy Schmidt died peacefully January 13, 2017. She led a very blessed life and was rewarded with two wonderful sons, a beautiful daughter-in-law and a spectacular grandson. Mr. and Mrs. Jennifer and Philip Schmidt, Mr. Michael Schmidt, Jr. and grandson, Charles James Schmidt. Judy also leaves behind her loving brother and wife Eugene and Carol Pierce (PA) and sister Marti and Arthur Blanchard (SC) and sister-in-law Nini Pierce (PA) and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

 
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Irene Ann Kula

January 14, 2017 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

IRENE ANN KULA, 93, of Glassport died Jan. 13, 2017.  She is the daughter of the late George and Mary (Kushner) Dobos.  Beloved wife of the late Albert Kula.  She is survived by daughters Valeria Kula of West Virginia, Marge (James) Wolff of Murrysville and Terry (Lewis) Speiran of Murrysville; sons Albert Kula, Jr. of Glassport and Timothy Kula of Glassport; grandchildren Lonnie, Jared, Callann and Jeffrey; sisters Betty Janov of North Versailles, Velma Rollison of Scottsdale and Sr. Marion Dobos, OSB of Pittsburgh; also nieces and nephews.

 
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Glenn Bupp

January 14, 2017 |

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

Glenn Bupp, 58, of Elizabeth Township, died Thursday January 12, 2017. He was born January 9, 1959 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Glenn and Irene Treager Bupp. Glenn worked for US Steel Edgar Thompson Works in Braddock. He was an avid Softball player and Duck Pin Bowler. He enjoyed riding his quad with his grandson Justin and loved watching the Pittsburgh Penguins.

 
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John G. “Lobo” Barretta

January 14, 2017 |

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

John G. “Lobo” Barretta, 88, of McKeesport, died Jan. 11, 2017, at UPMC McKeesport. Born Mar. 6, 1928, in Turtle Creek, he was the son of the late Earnest L. and Mary (Lebanno) Barretta and the husband of Aurora (Marchetti) Barretta.
John was a member of St. Patrick Church. A U.S. army veteran, he served as a medic in the Korean War. Returning home from overseas, he became a barber in Wilmerding, a trade that he would continue, at least part time, for the rest of his life.

 
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Ruth P. Jordon

January 14, 2017 |

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

Ruth P. Jordon, of Braddock Hills, died Friday January 13, 2017, at home. Ruth was an English teacher for East Allegheny School District from 1968 to 1999. She had served as president of the East Allegheny Education Association and was a member of PSEA and the NEA. Ruth was a member of St. Maurice Catholic Church, Forest Hills. She attended St. Joseph’s Grade School, Braddock, and graduated from Sacred Heart Catholic High School in Shadyside.
 
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