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Ronald L. Smith, Sr.

December 26, 2016 |

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

Ronald L. Smith, Sr., 71 of Clairton, Pennsylvania, transitioned Saturday, December 17, 2016 in AHN Jefferson Hospital.

 
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Ronald F. Corbin

December 26, 2016 |

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

Ronald F. Corbin, age 83, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Sunday, December 25, 2016 at Jefferson Hills Manor. He was a retired teacher in the Elizabeth Forward School District for 30 years. He was a Marine veteran serving during the Korean War and a former football coach at Elizabeth Forward. He was a member of the Sutersville Moose and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

 
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Alfred R. Buzek

December 26, 2016 |

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

Alfred R. Buzek, age 92, passed away Saturday, December 24, 2016 at Excela Health Westmoreland.

 
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Jessica Kocak

December 26, 2016 |

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

Jessica L. Kocak, age 30, passed away Sunday, December 25, 2016 at her home.

 
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James Michael Flynn

December 25, 2016 |

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

James Michael Flynn, age 67, of Greensburg, formerly of McKeesport, died Saturday December 24, 2016.

 
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Theresa (Skovranko) George

December 25, 2016 |

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

Theresa (Skovranko) George, 61, died Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016. Visitation will be 2:00 PM to 7:30 PM, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016, at William S. Skovranko Memorial Home, 828 Richford St., Duquesne, with a funeral service to follow at 7:30 PM.

 


Anna Mae (Jean) Stephan

December 25, 2016 |

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

Anna Mae (Jean) Stephan, passed peacefully on December 20, 2016.  She was predeceased by her parents, Andrew J. and Anna (Mraz) Brenzie, and her husband Bob Stephan.  Jean is survived by her daughter Jenean (David) Sustarsic, son B.J. (Andi) Stephan, and grandchildren Pete, Sydney, Aria, and Max.  Jean loved the outdoors, walking, and spending time with her friends and family.  She worked at Firth Stirling in McKeesport before raising her family, and finished her career at the Pittsburgh Blind Association, before serving as the President of the SS. Peter & Paul Ladies Guild in Duquesne, PA.   A private service is being held at Skovranko’s before being laid to rest at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in North Versailles, PA.

 
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Rose Marie Wilkerson

December 25, 2016 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Rose Marie Wilkerson, age 78, of Newark, DE peacefully went home to be with the Lord on December 21, 2016.  Rose was born and raised in Clairton, PA to the late John and Barbara Popchak.  She and her late husband were blessed with five children and moved throughout the USA per his Air Force assignments.  Rose retired from the State of Delaware where she worked as a Senior Social Worker.  She was an avid reader, loved and rescued cats, and enjoyed playing the slots at Delaware Park.

 
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Russell Charles Peckman

December 23, 2016 |

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

Russell Charles Peckman, 84, of Ashburn, VA, formerly of Elizabeth Twp, died Saturday December 17, 2016 at home. He was born September 14, 1932 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Floyd E. and Barbara J. Johnston Peckman. He was a member of the Central Highlands Community United Methodist Church, the Bell Pioneers, White Oak American Legion Post 701 and Duquesne McKeesport F & AM Lodge 731.

 
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James A. "Jim" Buck

December 23, 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.

 
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Dennis J. Viscusi

December 23, 2016 |

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

Dennis J. Viscusi, age 62 of Jefferson Hills, passed away Thursday, December 22, 2016 in Jefferson Hospital.  Born July 13, 1954 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late John P. and Catherine (Metz) Viscusi.

 
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Ethel Chomanics Hebda

December 22, 2016 |

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

Ethel Chomanics Hebda, 92 of North Versailles, died Thursday December 22, 2016 at her home. She was born June 19, 1924 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late John and Anna Duhony Chomanics. She was the loving wife and best friend of the late Ted Hebda who died July 18, 2008. She is survived by her loving daughters, Kathi (Jim) Lipesky and Cindy Donnelly, her 3 adoring granddaughters, Thea (Shauna) Lipesky, Kate (John) Kelley, and Jamie (Dan) Lipesky, as well as 4 adoring great-grandchildren, Katelyn, Caitlin, Josephina and Ted, and nieces and nephews.

 
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Michelle Lynn Fellabaum

December 22, 2016 |

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

Michelle Lynn Fellabaum, 34, of Lincoln Borough, died Sunday December 18, 2016. She was born April 24, 1982 in McKeesport and was the daughter of Ronald C. and Donna Brenner Fuehrer of Lincoln Borough. In addition to her father and mother, she is survived by her daughters, Kayla Fellabaum, Anna Fellabaum, and Raegan Fresh, sister, Season Fuehrer, and niece, Sierra Jenesky of Liberty Borough, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

 
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Karen D. Fry

December 22, 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

 


Antonio L. Lawrence

December 22, 2016 |

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

Antonio L. Lawrence, 3 months of Clairton, Pennsylvania, earned his wings December 19, 2016 in Upper St. Clair Hospital.

 
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