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Ruth V. Harr

December 29, 2016 |

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

Ruth V. Harr, 91, of Liberty Borough, died Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at home. She was born September 8, 1925 in Liberty Borough and was the daughter of the late Edwin A. and Bessie "Virginia" Thompson Elliott. She was the wife of the late Jack Harr who died September 23, 1998. Ruth was a member of the First Christian Church-McKeesport and it's Senior Sonshiners.

 
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Helen Wirbicki

December 29, 2016 |

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

Helen Wirbicki, 82, of White Oak, died Wednesday December 28, 2016. She was born July 30, 1934 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Michael and Anna Balog Matlos. She was the wife of the late Julius A. Wirbicki who died July 17, 2004. Helen had worked for Minerva Bakery in McKeesport and the former Feigs Bakery in White Oak. She was a volunteer for the McKeesport Meals on Wheels.

 
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Ethel Jane Eschelbacher

December 29, 2016 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Ethel Jane Eschelbacher, 92, of Clairton, previously of Wilkinsburg, passed away at Mt. Vernon of Elizabeth on Wednesday, December 28, 2016. She was born in Pittsburgh on July 14, 1924 to the late George C. and Ethel MacDonald Beers.  Ethel was the loving wife of the late Edward A. Eschelbacher who passed away in 2010.  She is survived by daughter, Barbara A. Richardson of Seattle WA; sons, Keith M. Richardson of Glassport, Edward A. Eschelbacher Jr. of Pittsburgh; step daughter, Sandra Gerendash of McKeesport. Ethel was employed by Union Railroad,  Union National Bank, Swindell Dressler Company in Pittsburgh and Clairton Police Department as a secretary, a member of First Presbyterian Church of Wilkinsburg, Lebanon Presbyterian Church of West Mifflin, and a member of Clairton Hill AARP # 2862. Family and friends will be received on Friday, December 30, 2016 from 6 – 8 pm at S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th Street, Clairton,   PA   15025. Service will take place at the funeral home following visitation at 8:00 pm.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made in Ethel’s name to Mon Yough Mental Health, 331 Shaw Avenue, McKeesport,  PA   15132.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 


Ellen "Mimi" L. (Loir) Makay

December 28, 2016 |

By Elmer L Herman Funeral Home | Posted in: Elmer L. Herman Funeral Home

Ellen "Mimi" L. Makay, 81, on Tuesday, Dec.  27, 2016, of White Oak and formerly of Duquesne.  Wife of the late Albert J. Makay.  Mother of Janice (Bruce) Miller, David and Edward (Kelly) Makay.  Sister of Virginia Cramer.  Grandmother of Megan, Sarah, Carolyn, Kathryn, Kylie and Michael.

 
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John J. Voltz III

December 28, 2016 |

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

John J. Voltz, III, born November 11, 1954, of Monroeville, died on Friday, December 23, 2016.
Arrangements entrusted to Willig Funeral Home & Crematory.

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Mary Jane Yanzetich

December 27, 2016 |

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

Mary Jane Yanzetich, age 97 of Greensburg and formerly of McKeesport, passed away Tuesday, December 27, 2016 in St. Anne's Home in Greensburg.  Born April 28, 1919 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Nicholas and Barbara (Rendulich) Prebeg. 

 
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Elizabeth A "Betty" (Stupar) Jozefov

December 27, 2016 |

By William S. Skovranko Memorial Home | Posted in: William S. Skovranko Memorial Home

Elizabeth A "Betty" (Stupar) Jozefov, 97, of Duquesne, died peacefully on Monday, December 26, 2016, in Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Born in Homestead, October 17, 1919, she was the daughter of Andrew and Elizabeth (Soltis) Stupar. Mrs. Jozefov, was a member of Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, West Mifflin, past President of Holy Name Women's Guild, former Regent of the Catholic Daughters of America, and worked as a candy maker for the former Gimbel's Department Store, Pittsburgh.

 
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Dr. Robert J. "Arch" McCormley

December 27, 2016 |

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

Dr. Robert J. "Arch" McCormley, 87, of North Huntingdon, formerly of North Versailles, died Monday December 26, 2016 in UPMC East, Monroeville. He was born June 22, 1929 in Clairton and was the son of the late Joseph and Katherine "Kitty" Flynn McCormley. Dr. McCormley was a graduate of Clairton High School and received his chemistry degree from Pitt. His career began as a chemist for the Pennsylvania Industrial Chemical Co., then, while still working in the lab at Picco- attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine- graduating in 1962.

 
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Joseph Pirschl

December 27, 2016 |

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

Joseph Pirschl, age 89, of Greensburg, passed away Monday, December 26, 2016, at home. He was born March 30, 1927 in McKees Rocks, a son of the late Joseph and Diana (Calcey) Pirschl. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, and went on to be co-founder of the Serro Travel Trailer Company in 1956 along with his father in law, John Serro. Due to his efforts, the Scotty brand of camping trailers became an icon in the RV industry. Two of the original models are currently in the RV Hall of Fame in Elkhart, IN.
 
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James Buck

December 27, 2016 |

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

James A. "Jim" Buck, age 75 of Greenock, passed away on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at his home. Born July 8, 1941 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Andrew John and Ethel P. (Kovach) Buck. Jim was a 1964 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, earning his Bachelor of Science degree in Metallurgical Engineering. Upon graduation, he dedicated his career to the steel manufacturing industry, working as a metallurgical engineer for many of the local and national steel companies, including US Steel Corporation and Jones & Laughlin Steel Company. In his free time, he enjoyed hunting and fishing, and could also be found on the greens enjoying a game of golf. James is survived by his brother, Bill (Suzie) Buck or Arlington, VA; sister, Debbie (Jim) Andrachek of Export, PA; nephews, Billy (Heather) Buck and Michael Andrachek; niece, Victoria Andrachek; and two great-nephews and a great-niece. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his nephew, John B. Buck. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 from 11 a.m. until time of Blessing Service at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Father Matthew Elanjileth will officiate. Burial will follow at Mt. Vernon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to the Elizabeth Township EMS, 911 Swiss Way, Elizabeth Twp., PA 15035. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 


Patricia Deak

December 27, 2016 |

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

Patricia L. Deak, age 78 of McKeesport, passed away at home on December 22, 2016.  Born on October 15, 1938 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Carolyn (Davis) Barnes and the wife of the late William Deak.  Patricia was known for her delicous homemade candy.  Her homemade hard-tack Christmas candy and her many Easter chocolates were enjoyed by all.   She also enjoyed painting ceramics.  She is survived by her sons, Kevin (Terri) Deak and Brian (Teri) Deak; grandchildren, Christopher (Elisha) Deak and Shannon Deak; great-grandson, Ryder; sisters, Carol Delullo and Linda Barnes.  She was preceded in death by her brother, Charles Barnes.  Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Tuesday December 27, 2016 from 4 p.m. until the time service at 6:30 p.m.  Pastor Marty Smith will officiate.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.

 


Stephen Gorshak

December 27, 2016 |

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

Stephen M. Gorshak, age 71, of North Huntingdon, died December 23, 2016, at Walden’s View Senior Living. Born August 28, 1945, in Duquesne, he was the son of the late Michael and Kathryn (Evak) Gorshak. Stephen was retired from the Duquesne School District, where he worked as a custodian. He was a huge Pittsburgh Steeler Football fan and enjoyed spending time with his family. Stephen is survived by children, Josie (Jason) Stashko of North Huntingdon and Tara (Casey) Donahoe of McKeesport; grandchildren, Jakob and Jonah Stashko; sister, Rose Marie Schneider of Costa Mesa, CA; brother, Nicholas (Ruth) Swartz of Brownsville; aunt Emma Kundrat of Pittsburgh; many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Stephen was preceded in death by a sister, Agnes Gorshak. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Monday, December 26, 2016, from 2 - 4 p.m. and 6 - 8 p.m. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 


Karen Fry

December 27, 2016 |

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

Karen D. Fry, age 72 of McKeesport, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, December 21, 2016. Born October 20, 1944 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Ernest E. and Helen May (Terwilliger) Johnson, and beloved wife of Robert W. Fry for 51 years. Karen was an active lifelong member of the McKeesport Alliance Church, where she dedicated her time serving as a Deaconess. After raising her children, she went on to work in the human resource department at Auberle, having retired after more than 10 years. Her true joy in life, however, was spending time with her grandchildren. She was always willing and eager to fill in as "the babysitter" when called upon. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, Christopher W. (Karen M.) Fry of Monroeville and Marie Elena (Jeffrey) Matta of McLean, VA; grandchildren, Sarah, Rachel, Naomi, Esther, Deborah and Joshua Fry, and Jacob Matta; siblings, Lucille H. (Raymond) Stombaugh of Portage, PA and Phillip (Mary) Johnson of McKeesport; and many nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Vivian Joel, and her brother, Kenneth Johnson. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Monday, December 26, 2016 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Funeral Service will follow at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Pastor Jason Wilson will officiate. Private inurnment will take place at Richland Cemetery. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 


John G. "Jack" Seibert

December 27, 2016 |

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

John G. (Jack) Seibert, age 63 of Bethel Park, passed away to be with the Lord on Monday, December 26, 2016. Originally from Greenock in Elizabeth Township, he was born March 19, 1953, the son of the late John G. and Elsie (Kotroczo) Seibert. 

 
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Doris Burke

December 27, 2016 |

By William H. Craig Funeral Home | Posted in: William H Craig Funeral Home

Doris Burke,87 formally of Mckeesport and White Oak Pa.

 
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