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Eleanor Zuber

January 09, 2017 |

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

Eleanor F. Zuber, age 91, of North Huntingdon, passed away January 9, 2017 at her home.  She was born October 12, 1925 in McKeesport, PA, a daughter of the late Matthew and Mary Yedinak Kaftanich.

 
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Samantha Pliska

January 09, 2017 |

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

Samantha Pliska, age 33 of Chicago, formerly of White Oak, passed away on December 6, 2016.  Born on May 25, 1983 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of Robert "Bob" Pliska and the late Michelle (Sullivan) Pliska.  She was a graduate of Penn State University, DePaul University College of Law and  also studied in Australia.  Samantha was the account manager for Extreme Reach Digital Media and Software Company.  Her love for travel and learning were apparent through her numerous adventurous trips abroad to such countries as Australia, Fiji and New Zealand to name a few. In addition to her father she is survived by maternal aunts, Geri (Michael) Zona, Sharyn (R.Q.) Simmons and Patricia (Ron) Gusky; cousins, Jeffrey Gusky, Ronald (Amy) Gusky Jr., and Amanda (Mark) Cottone.  A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 11:00am at the Wesley United Methodist Church , 1201 Prescott Street, White Oak, PA 15131.  Pastor Debbie Kociban will officiate.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to the Wesley United Methodist Church. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 


Charles Paul Bugajski

January 09, 2017 |

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

Charles Paul Bugajski, 66, of North Huntingdon, died Saturday January 7, 2017 in Excela Westmoreland Hospital. He was born July 12, 1950 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Anthony and Daisy (Ivanovic) Bugajski. He received his master’s degree from Duquesne University and retired as a commercial lending officer for Key Bank. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Irwin, and was a member of Shaner Sportsmen’s Club. He was a life member of the NRA and an avid outdoorsman.
 
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Katherine E. Kreiling

January 09, 2017 |

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

Katherine E. Kreiling, 92, of Greensburg, formerly of Boston, died Saturday January 7, 2017. She was born July 19, 1924 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Charles E. and Katherine Ditter Kreiling. After her mother passed away, she and her sister Evelyn were raised by the late Albert and Angela Thomas. Katherine served in the Korean War in the Army Nurse Corps. She had also worked in hospitals in Norfolk, VA, St. Petersburg, FL, and the VA Hospital in Aspinwall. She was a graduate of the Braddock General Hospital School of Nursing. Katherine was a member of the Corpus Christi Parish, McKeesport.

 
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Michael Bilak, Jr.

January 08, 2017 |

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

Michael Bilak, Jr., 84, of Elizabeth Township, died Saturday January 7, 2017. He was born December 19, 1932 in Port Vue and was the son of the late Michael and Anna May Kyne Bilak, Sr. He was a member of St. Michael's Catholic in Elizabeth Township and was also a member and Eucharistic Minister at the former Holy Trinity Church in McKeesport. Michael was a US Army Veteran and served during the Korean War. For his service, he received the National Defense Service Medal. He was retired from the Tube City Beer Distributor in McKeesport.

 
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Mary Stipanovic

January 08, 2017 |

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

Mary Stipanovic, beloved sister and aunt, died January 6, 2017 at Redstone Highlands in Greensburg, PA at the age of 95. She was formerly from McKeesport and Liberty Borough. Mary graduated from McKeesport High School and from Grace Martin Business School. She retired from the McKeesport Hospital Human Resources Department and was the secretary to the head of McKeesport Hospital nursing.

 
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Lois Jean Zetler

January 08, 2017 |

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

Lois Jean Zetler, age 77 of Glassport, passed away on Friday, January 6, 2017 at UPMC McKeesport. Born June 24, 1939 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Elmer E. and Catherine (Reid) Wilson, and loving wife of the late Jack Zetler. Lois worked as a Nurse’s Aide for UPMC McKeesport, where she retired after many years of dedicated service. In her earlier years, she and her husband Jack owned their own traveling carnival where she enjoyed traveling across the state for events.

 
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Raymond A. Leasure Sr.

January 08, 2017 |

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

Raymond A. Leasure Sr., 79, of Herminie, went to be with the Lord, Wednesday January 4, 2017. He was born September 19, 1937 in Greensburg, a son of the late Edward and Daisy (Pioveson) Leasure and was also preceded in death by his step father Louis Guardasoni; his cherished wife of forty six years Audrey J. (Hoey) Leasure, a daughter Cheryl Conner, a grandson William Leasure and a brother James M. Leasure. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh and was a retired metallurgical engineer for Westinghouse.
 
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Geraldine "Gerry" M. Bozik

January 06, 2017 |

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

Geraldine "Gerry" M. (Hartman) Bozik, age 71, of Forward Twp., passed away on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at home. She was a retired transfer car operator for U.S. Steel Clairton Works. She enjoyed traveling to Myrtle Beach and decorating for the holiday seasons. 

 
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Monique Andrea Rieger Long

January 06, 2017 |

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

Monique Andrea Rieger Long, 44 of Columbus, Ohio, transitioned January 1, 2017 at home. She was born September 11, 1972 in Erie, PA, daughter of Nancy Fenton and the late Hercules Brown.

 
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Pauline Puskaric

January 06, 2017 |

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

Pauline T. Puskaric, age 87 of White Oak, passed away peacefully on January 5, 2017 at Mt. Vernon of Elizabeth.  Born March 14, 1929 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Paolo and Oneglia (Sgattoni) Rozzi and the wife of the late Albert A. “Scalube” Puskaric.  Pauline was a member of the Croatian Fraternal Union, Sons of Italy, Crimson Boosters Auxiliary, and a former member of Sacred Heart Church.  She is survived by her children, Albert (Ali) Puskaric of White Oak and Paula Puskaric, of White Oak; granddaughter, Kara Puskaric, of White Oak; brothers, Olindo (Val) Rozzi and Giovanni (Mary) Rozzi; sister, Erminia (the late Robert) Matwick and many nieces and nephews.  Family and friends will be received at Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Sunday, January 8, 2017 from 12-4 and 6-8 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Monday, January 9, 2017, 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Fr. Gregory Madeya will officiate  Entombment will follow at New St. Joseph.  Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 


Dorothy Cyrus Armstrong

January 05, 2017 |

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

Dorothy Cyrus Armstrong, 88 of McKeesport, Pennsylvania, peacefully departed this life Monday, January 2, 2017 in Riverside Care Center.

She was born November 26, 1928 in Versailles, PA, daughter of the late James Cyrus and Carrie Rawls Cyrus.

Dorothy was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church and she worked as a Nurse's Aid for the Jewish Home.

 
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Tyrone William Robinson

January 05, 2017 |

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

Tyrone William Robinson, 76 of McKeesport, Pennsylvania, transitioned Thursday, December 29, 2016 at home.
 
He was born September 24, 1940 in Harrisburg, son of the late Norman and Edna Cooley Robinson and was preceded in death by son, Robert Green and brother, Teddie Cooley.

Tyrone worked as a Custodian for the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh.

 
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Kathryn M. Greenwald

January 05, 2017 |

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

Kathryn M. Greenwald, 88, of Elizabeth Township, died Wednesday January 4, 2017. She was born February 28, 1928 in Jacksonville, FL, and was the daughter of the late Charles and Margaret James Bootman. She was the wife of the late William H. Greenwald who died September 16, 2005. She is survived by her daughters, Linda (Jim) Hughes of Mount Washington and Betsy Neel of Elizabeth Township, son, Kirk Greenwald of Irwin, sister, Nina Symington Howard of Naples, FL, grandchildren, Jami (Lane), Kara, Kern (Loren), Keith, Lynann (Jim), and Beth (Matt), great-grandchildren, Christian, Kinsley, Isaiah, Cassie, Joey, Halle, and Maddox, nieces and nephews.

 
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Olive “Sis” (Heckman) Parsons

January 05, 2017 |

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

Olive “Sis” (Heckman) Parsons, age 82, of North Braddock, passed away on Wednesday, January 4, 2017. She was born September 2, 1934 in Wilmerding, a daughter of the late John and Edna May (McCutcheon) Heckman. She worked for many years as a caregiver at the Turtle Creek Community Services and was a member of the North Braddock Ladies Auxiliary where she played bingo.
 
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