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Lauretta S. Withers

January 05, 2017 |

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

Lauretta S. Withers, age 98, of Plano, TX and formerly of Elizabeth, passed away on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at Victoria Gardens Nursing Center. She was a retired stenographer for River Shipping in West Elizabeth. She was a member of Elizabeth United Methodist Church where she was a Sunday School teacher. She was a former Girl Scout troop leader.

 
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Barbara Jean Kelley

January 04, 2017 |

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

Barbara Jean Kelley, 85 of West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, quietly passed away Monday, January 2, 2017 at Baldwin Health Center.

She was born August 5, 1931 in West Elizabeth, PA, daughter of the late Cicero Johnson, Sr. and Julia Boyd Johnson.  She was the youngest of ten children and preceded in death by all of her  siblings.

Barbara was a faithful member of First A.M.E. Church, where she sang in the Senior Chorus and was a member of the Rosa E. Pettis Missionary Society.  She previously played piano for Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church Choir and was a former Daughter Elk of the Lily of the Valley Temple 500 of Elizabeth.

 
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Marianne Matelan

January 04, 2017 |

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

Marianne Matelan, age 83, of White Oak, formerly of Versailles, died December 31, 2016, at UPMC McKeesport Hospital. Born February 3, 1933, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Chris and Ann (Kutsek) Kaylor and the wife of the late Edward M. Matelan, Sr. Marianne was a homemaker and dedicated her life to caring for her family. She was a member of St. Angela Merici Church, where she was a Lady of Charity and a part of the ministry consultation. She is survived by her sons; James M. (Barbara) Lloyd of North Versailles and Edward M. Matelan, Jr. of White Oak, grandchildren; Josh, Justin, and Jordan; siblings; Ronald (Joey) Kaylor of North Huntington, Robert (Marlene) Kaylor of Berlin, Florence O’Bryon of Versailles, Janet (Dan) Schultz of North Huntington; sister-in-laws, Joanne Kaylor of Hempfield and Louise Kaylor of Port Vue; many nieces and nephews; and cousin; Stephen B. Gayok of Port Vue. She is preceded in death by her first husband, Charles Lloyd; siblings, Chris Kaylor, Jr., Blanche Duval, and David Kaylor; brother-in-laws, Raymond (Helen) Matelan and Lloyd O’Bryon. Family and Friends will be received at the Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Wednesday January 4, 2017, from 7-9 p.m., Thursday January 5, 2017, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Friday, January 6, 2017, 10 a.m., at St. Angela Merici Church. Father Kevin Dominik will be the celebrant. Committal will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the family.  Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 


Mary Anne Charlesworth

January 04, 2017 |

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

Mary Anne (Messner) Charlesworth, age 77, of White Oak, died January 3, 2017, at her home. Born July 26, 1939, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mable (Rickard) Messner and the wife of Jim Charlesworth, for over 55 years. Mary Anne was a retired bookkeeper and assistant manager for H& R Block. She was a member of the First Free Evangelical Church, Senior Achievers, Children Ministries and a volunteer in many ways at her church. In addition to her husband, Mary Anne is survived by children, James (Teressa) Charlesworth, Jr., Mary Beth and Laura Charlesworth; grandchildren, James (Tanya) Charlesworth, III and Joyce Charlesworth; great grandchildren, Trai, Alyssa and Brandon; siblings, Joseph Messner, Catherine Robinson, Madeline Spranca and Patricia “Lisa” Barnes; many nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on January 6, 2017, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8. Funeral service will be held at the First Free Evangelical Church on January 7 , 2017, 11 a.m . Pastor Kirk Albrecht and Pastor Kelly will officiate. Burial will follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park. Memorial contributions are suggested to the First Free Evangelical Church Memorial Fund, 4001 University Dr., McKeesport PA 15132. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 


Dorothy Joan Ionadi

January 04, 2017 |

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

Dorothy Joan Ionadi, age 87 of White Oak, passed away at home on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.  Born May 18, 1929 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late George and Anna (Wargo) Baglos. 

 
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Warren Elton Faust

January 04, 2017 |

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

Warren Elton Faust, 95, of Elizabeth Township, died Monday, January 2, 2017. He was born July 13, 1921 in Lowber, and was the son of the late Judson E. and May Marshall Faust. He was a member of First Evangelical Free Church of McKeesport and was a retired Industrial Engineer for US Steel Clairton Works. Warren was a US Navy Pilot serving in WWII. He was a graduate of California State Teachers College with a B.S. in Industrial Education.

 
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Constance Josephine Assenti

January 04, 2017 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Constance Josephine Assenti, 91, of Clairton, formerly of Vestaburg, PA, passed away at Baldwin Health Center on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. She was born ­­­June 27, 1925 to the late Frank and Enrica Marini DeFabbo. Constance was the loving wife of the late Joseph Assenti. She is survived by daughters Denise Assenti of Clairton, Natalie (Thomas) Hathazy of Pittsburgh; sister Rose (Sonny) Rager of Loveland, CO; brother Samuel DeFabbo of Denver, CO; grandson Eric (Sandra) Hathazy of Jefferson Hills; granddaughter Nicole (Jon) Bilski of Jefferson Hills; great grandchildren Casey, Colby, Adison; and lifelong friend Dinean Follador Benack of Pleasant Hills. In addition to her parents and husband, Constance was preceded in death by sister Madeline Hodinko and brothers Anthony, Innocente, Dominic, Frank, and Henry DeFabbo. She was a member of the I.S.D.A., was employed by the City of Clairton School District, a member of St. Clare of Assisi parish, enjoyed cooking, cleaning, and spending time with her grandchildren. Family and friends will be received on Friday, January 6, 2017 from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 PM at S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th Street, Clairton, PA 15025. Service will take place Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 10:00 AM at St. Clare of Assisi Parish, Clairton, PA, followed by interment at St. Clare Cemetery in Clairton. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 


Edmund Przywarty

January 04, 2017 |

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

Edmund Przywarty, age 68 of Kittanning, formerly of McKeesport, passed away on Sunday, January 1, 2017 at the Armstrong County Health Center. Born March 4, 1948 in McKeesport, he was the son of Caroline (Piotrowski) Przywarty and the late Edward Przywarty. Ed worked for many years as a dispatcher for S & S Transit, and later went to work for EchoStar. In his free time, he enjoyed watching all Pittsburgh sports, especially the Buccos. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his sisters, Pamela (Wayne) Kucich of McKeesport, Karen (Donald) Coughenour of Orangeburg, SC and Cindy (Tom) Owoc of Elizabeth Twp., and many nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Friday, January 6, 2017 from 11 a.m. until time of Blessing Service at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Father Daniel Straughn will officiate. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 


Paul D. Campbell

January 03, 2017 |

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

Paul D. Campbell, age 83, of Belle Vernon, passed away on Monday, January 2, 2017 at home. An Army veteran, he was a regional sales manager for Copper Tire and Rubber Co. in Finley, Ohio. He enjoyed golfing with his wife on the local courses where he had two holes-in-one.

 
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Geraldine A. "Maggie" Shurtz

January 03, 2017 |

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

Geraldine A. "Maggie" Shurtz, 67, of Adamsburg, died Sunday January 1, 2017. She was born May 17, 1949 in Buena Vista, and was the daughter of the late Howard and Martha Ellenberger Taylor. Geraldine had worked for Kinder Care in Irwin, Dick's Sporting Goods warehouse in Smithton, Bombardier in West Mifflin and Respironics in Murrysville. She was a member of AARP. "Maggie" made the best homemade fudge in the world.

 
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Eleanor L. Ruozzi

January 03, 2017 |

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

Eleanor L. Ruozzi, 91, of Buena Vista, died Friday, December 30, 2016 at home. She was born August 21, 1925 in Monessen and was the daughter of the late Edward and Alice Peters Deutsch. She was the wife of the late Risveglio "Rice" A. Ruozzi who died June 29, 2014. They were married for 67 years. Eleanor and Rice were proprietors of the former Valley Food Mart in Buena Vista for 50 years.

 
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Wendy A. (Parola) Gilmartin

January 03, 2017 |

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

Wendy A. (Parola) Gilmartin, 51, of North Huntingdon, died Sunday January 1, 2017. She was born March 6, 1965 in Greensburg, a daughter of Roberta (Waddell) Parola of Irwin and the late Clifford Parola. Wendy was a member of West Hempfield Presbyterian Church. She loved to laugh and enjoyed life and supported her husband in his music ministry at the church. She a member of Wendel Herminie Athletic Association and a former employee of CABCO, Irwin.
 
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Charles L. "Chuck" Perunko

January 02, 2017 |

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

Charles L. "Chuck" Perunko, age 82, of Clairton passed away on Sunday, January 1, 2017, in his home comforted by his family.  Chuck was born in Monongahela, PA on July 16, 1934 to the late Edward J. and Agnes I. (Maley) Perunko.

 
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Michelle Lynn (Stefanko) Dausey

January 02, 2017 |

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

Michelle Lynn (Stefanko) Dausey, 65, of Elizabeth, passed away December 31, 2016 at Jefferson Hills Manor in Jefferson Hills. Born January 29, 1951 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Velma (Green) Stefanko, and the loving wife of the late Thomas Dausey, Sr. A former nurse's aide at La Pensione Personal Care Home in Clairton, she most recently retired a Pharmacy Technician at the Medicine Shoppe in Clairton.

 
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Phyllis Elaine Ferree

January 01, 2017 |

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

Phyllis Elaine Ferree, 77, of McKeesport,died Friday December 30, 2016 at home. She was born February 8, 1939 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Richard and Mary Black Laughner . She was the wife of the late William Ferree who died in 1986. Phyllis is survived by her sons, Russell "Corky" (Darlene) Milslagle, and James Ferree of McKeesport and Robert Ferree of Philadelphia, daughters, Louise Haas and Norma Ferree of McKeesport, and Dawn Winters of TX, sisters, Eileen Bossie of CT and Norma Motto of Liberty Borough, brother, Clyde (Mercedes) Laughner of Plum, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

 
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