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Dena M. Red Elk-Gonzales

February 12, 2016 |

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

 Dena M. Red Elk-Gonzales, 49, of Versailles, died at home Saturday, February 6, 2016. She was born November 9, 1966 in Riverside, CA, the daughter of Dewey Walter Red Elk of Lawton, OK, and the late Sonya M. (Rock) Red Elk. Dena worked as a phlebotomist and was a member of the Comanche Nation Tribe.

 
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George “Iggy” T. Ihnat

February 12, 2016 |

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

George “Iggy” T. Ihnat, 76, of North Huntingdon, passed away on Wednesday, February 10, 2016. He was born January 17, 1940 in Wall, a son of the late John and Mary (Evan) Ihnat. He was a teacher at the East Allegheny School system for over 37 years. He was a member of St. Angela Merici Catholic Church, White Oak, and the Alpha Gamma Phi fraternity. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother John Ihnat. He is survived by his wife of over 55 years Mary Jo (Coyne) Ihnat, sons Bruce Ihnat and Jeffrey (Cheryl) Ihnat both of North Huntingdon; grandchildren Calynn, Devin, Abigail and Isabelle; and a sister Mary Janice (John) MacKinnon of Huntingdon Beach, California.

 
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Frederick Charles Blanchard, Jr.

February 11, 2016 |

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

Frederick Charles Blanchard, Jr., 83, of Elizabeth Township, died Thursday, February 11, 2016 at home. He was born February 4, 1933 in Sewickley and was the son of the late Frederick Charles and Jennie Maloney Blanchard. He was retired from Continental Can Company and was a bus driver for the Elizabeth-Forward School District. He was a US Navy Veteran and served aboard the USS Columbus during the Korean Conflict.

 
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Sharon Diane Pearson

February 10, 2016 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Sharon Diane Warnick Pearson, 56. Of West Elizabeth, formerly of Jefferson Hills, entered her heavenly home on angel wings, with her loving husband at her side, at UPMC McKeesport on Monday, February 8, 2016. She was born January 30, 1960 to William Bell and the late Pattie Percival Bell. Sharon was the loving wife and best friend of Harry J. Pearson for 30 years.

 
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Velda C. Hughes

February 09, 2016 |

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

Velda C. Hughes, 71, of North Versailles, died Sunday February 7, 2016. She was born February 18, 1944 in Pittsburgh a daughter of the late Charles and Henrietta Hughes. Velda was a retired employee of P B & S Chemical, McKeesport, and volunteered for many years for Meals On Wheels. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and loved her dogs. She is survived by cousins and many friends.

 
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Sara "Betty" Barella

February 09, 2016 |

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

Sara "Betty" Barella, age 87, of Clairton, passed away on Thursday, February 4, 2016.   Born July 5, 1928 in Clairton, she was a daughter of the late Carl and Carolyn (Anderson) Bloomberg and wife of the late William Barella, who passed away June 3, 1993.

 
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Oleda E. (Werner) Shoemaker

February 08, 2016 |

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

Oleda E. (Werner) Shoemaker, 86, of Elizabeth Township, passed awsay on Sunday, February 7, 2016 in her home. She was a member of Salem Baptist Church in Belle Vernon. Born August 10, 1929 in Elizabeth Township, she was a daughter of the late William and Grace (Gephart) Werner and wife of the late William "Pinky" Shoemaker, who passed away May 24, 2000. 

 
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Lillian M. Jones

February 08, 2016 |

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

Lillian M. Jones, age 83, of Duquesne, died February 5, 2016 at home.  She was born June 23, 1932 in McKeesport and is the daughter of the late Richard and Lillian Jones. She is preceded in death by three brothers John Collins, Randolph and Gerald Jones.

 
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Caroline V. Bernardo

February 08, 2016 |

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

Caroline V. (Opatkiewicz) Bernardo, 81 of Jefferson Hills, passed away in her home on Sunday, February 7, 2016. She was born on September 16, 1934 in Donora, to the late Alex and Rose (Kurtz) Opatkiewicz.

 
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Margaret "Margie" B. Mathers

February 07, 2016 |

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

Margaret "Margie" B. Mathers, 75, of South Union, formerly of Finleyville, passed away on Sunday, February 7, 2016 in Mt. Macrina Manor in Uniontown. Retired, after 42 years of service, as a secretary with the Uniontown Police Department, she was a member of James Chapel United Methodist Church in Finleyville.

 
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Julia T. Benvin

February 06, 2016 |

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

Julia T. Benvin, age 74 of North Huntingdon died February 5, 2016 at Latrobe Hospital. She was born February 28, 1941 in Dublin, Ireland, a daughter of the late Edward and Elizabeth Bryne Nugent. Julia enjoyed knitting, crocheting and spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Sean and Eddie, one sister, Marie. She is survived by her beloved husband of 50 years, Joseph J. Benvin, four sons, Sean Benvin and his wife Nicole, Ryan Benvin and his wife Paula, Wayne and Garry Aiken, one daughter Tara Ferraro and her husband Steven, three brothers, Jim, Willie and Paddy, two sisters, Hannah and Dolores, 12 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren.

 
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Clyde Ellwood Roemer

February 05, 2016 |

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

Clyde Ellwood Roemer, 91, a life long resident of Elizabeth Township, died Thursday, February 4, 2016. He was born June 2, 1924 in Elizabeth Township and was the son of the late George and Grace Rankin Roemer. He was the husband of the late Susan Blanche Wasson Roemer. They were married for 68 years. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Wilma Zollinger of Clarksville, MI.

 
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Beatrice M. Scott

February 05, 2016 |

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

Beatrice M. Scott, 80, of Greenock, died Wednesday, February 3, 2016 in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born March 15, 1935 in McDonald and was the daughter of the late Edward and Odessa Montgomery. She was wife of the late James W. Scott who died March 15, 2005. Beatrice a member of Life Span and the ASPCA.

 
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Jason Michael Graham

February 05, 2016 |

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

Jason Michael Graham, infant son of Mark and Deborah (King) Graham of West Mifflin, passed away on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at West Penn Hospital. In addition to his parents

 
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Thank You to Our Donors

February 05, 2016 |

By Editor | Posted in: General Information

Thank you to the following underwriters who have made donations in support of this website:

Finney Funeral Homes
Clairton, Dravosburg and Glassport
(800) 448-9899
www.finneyfuneralhome.com

Bekavac Funeral Homes
Clairton, Elizabeth and Versailles
412-233-3272, 412-384-4344 or 412-678-3454
www.bekavacfuneralhome.com