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George W. Lokay

November 16, 2020 |

By James F. Kutch Funeral Home - Crematory | Posted in: James F. Kutch Funeral Home - Crematory

George W. Lokay, 74, of North Versailles Twp. died Thursday, November 12, 2020, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.  Son of the late George and Lucile (Lacivita) Lokay. Beloved husband of Gloria (Iaci) Lokay.    Loving father of Gina (Mike) Giacchino and George (Rachel) Lokay. Brother of Jim (Angie) Lokay, Jack (Renee) Lokay, Rich (Debbie) Lokay, and Tim (Judy) Lokay. Dear grandfather of Nicoletta (Travis) Kuhn, Stefano Giacchino, Francesca Giacchino, and Sydney Lokay. Great Grandfather of Gia Kuhn. 

George was a Police Officer in North Versailles for 30 years. He enjoyed golfing, bowling, the outdoors, working in his garden and time spent with his grandchildren.

 
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Christina Dale Preston

November 16, 2020 |

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

Christina Dale Preston, 66, died Nov. 9, 2020 at home. She was born December 25, 1953 in McKeesport, PA, beloved daughter of the late Fred and Mary (Speziale) Preston, Sr.

She was preceded in death by her sisters, Leona Leggett, Violet Preston, Freda Jeter, and brother, Fred Preston, Jr.

Christina is survived by her loving daughter, Cameron  Preston; son, Dominique Cochran, Jr.; granddaughter, Paige Price; sister, Wanda Preston; brother, Victor (Barb) Burke; nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.

 
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Gary Bongartz

November 16, 2020 |

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

Gary Bongartz, 71, of Santa Monica, CA, formerly of North Huntingdon, died Tuesday November 3, 2020, at home. He was born June 7, 1949 in McKeesport, the son of Joseph and Sophie (Poohar) Bongartz. Gary received a master’s degree from Penn State University and retired from teaching in California public schools. He is survived by his sister Heidi Bongartz and several cousins. Viewing and services were private.

 
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Chuck Allen

November 16, 2020 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

Charles “Chuck” Allen, 75, of North Huntingdon Twp. died Nov. 10, 2020, with his beloved Wife, Carol (Novakovich) Allen at his side.

Chuck spent 47 beautiful years married to the love of his life, Carol. He was the loving father of an “Amazing Daughter” Tami (Allen) Ferguson and a Very Caring Son-in-law Andrew Ferguson. He was also a fun-loving grandfather to Joshua and Camren.

He cherished and treasured every precious moment he spent with his “awesome” grandchildren.

 
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Peter J. “Pete“ Cerqua

November 15, 2020 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Peter J. “Pete” Cerqua, 93 of Ephrata, formerly of Clairton, passed away on Thursday, November 12th, 2020 at the Keystone Villa at Ephrata. He was born in Wilson on May 7, 1927 to the late Rosalina Polsinelli and Antonio Cerqua, Sr. Peter was the loving husband of 62 years to the late Patricia L. “Pat” Cicero Cerqua, who preceded Peter in death in 2014. He is survived by his daughter: Cynthia J. (David) Brieck, of Lancaster, PA, grandson, David (Dionne) Brieck, Jr., of Lancaster, granddaughter Carleen Brieck, of Lancaster, great-grand-children, Dana, Daphne, and David III. In addition to his wife, Peter was also preceded in death by his daughter Paula Farren, brothers; John, Joseph, Reno, Louis, Sundae, and sister, Rose Coletta.

 
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Bernice B. Croushore

November 15, 2020 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

Bernice B. Croushore, 70, of White Oak, died Friday, November 13, 2020 at Jefferson Hospital.  Born in McKeesport, February 24, 1950, she was the daughter of the late Roy J. Bohn, Dominic Schettino, and Elizabeth G. “Betty” Petrak Schettino. She is survived by her husband, George W. Croushore II; 2 daughters, Jennifer (Gary) Schafer of Jefferson Hills and Rebecca (Phillip) Cicco of North Huntingdon; 4 grandchildren; her sister, Helen Amanda Bohn of North Huntingdon; brother, Earl Bohn of Ben Avon; and was the sister in law of Jack and Linda Coushore of White Oak.  A private family viewing and service will be held Tuesday in the Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 with the Rev. Sue Washburn officiating.  Interment will follow in St. Clair Cemetery, Greensburg.

 
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Anthony Donald Matykavisch

November 15, 2020 |

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

Anthony Donald Matykavisch, age 88, of White Oak, died on Saturday, November 14, 2020. He was born in Chester, PA on September 4, 1932 and is the son of the late Stanley and Anna Andursky Matykavisch. He was the husband of the late Dorothy C. Matykavisch who died on July 27, 2017. He was a member of the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict and worked at Westinghouse in East Pittsburgh as a carpenter for 32 years until his retirement in 1989. He was a member of the White Oak American Legion Post 701, the Knights of Columbus McKeesport #955, and was the past president of the White Oak Borough Volunteer Fire Company #1. He loved his cabin in Butler, hunting, and was an avid Steelers fan.

 
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Natalie Marie Thompson

November 15, 2020 |

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

Natalie Marie “Dunno” Thompson of Burnsville, Minnesota, formerly of New Galilee, Pennsylvania, died Friday, November 6, 2020 peacefully at home.

She was born February 11, 1932 in New Kensington and was the daughter of the late Charles and Mary (Toney) Hadad. She was the wife of the late Richard Thompson. Natalie was a member of Saint John The Evangelist Orthodox Church in Beaver, Pennsylvania.

 
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James M. Borucki

November 14, 2020 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

James M. Borucki, 64 of Glassport, died Nov. 13, 2020.

Jim was a CDL Operator for Twin Rivers COG. Jim loved to hunt and fish and was an avid runner and competed in the Great Race and several local 5K Races. He was very proud of his Polish Heritage and whenever he was around, Polka music was playing. He was a beloved Uncle to all of his nieces, nephews and now their children.  

His favorite place to be was Tionesta and the memories we all have of him are endless. Fly High Jim Bob! There will never be another one like you. You will be dearly missed by everybody who has ever met you.

 
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Donald J. Curry

November 14, 2020 |

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

Donald J. Curry, age 91, of Jefferson Hills, passed away at home on Saturday, November 14, 2020. He retired with 35 years of service as a guidance counselor and teacher with the Pittsburgh Public Schools. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and a member of the South Park Baptist Church.

He loved fishing, woodworking and gardening. Born April 9, 1929, he was a son of the late Esther (Curry) Andrews and husband of the late Grace L. (Akerman) Curry.

He is survived by his daughter, Linda (Stephen) Britten of Lakewood, OH; son, Gregory (Trudy) Curry of Robinson Twp.; daughter-in-law, Deborah Grimes of Ohio Twp.; granddaughter, Dawn (Kenneth) Jackson of Wintersville, OH; grandson, Justin (Kathleen) Curry of Wallingford; great-grandson, Elliott Curry; brother, John Andrews of Oklahoma; also, nieces and nephews.

 
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Bernadette W. Bonnet

November 14, 2020 |

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

Bernadette W. Bonnet, 93, of White Oak passed away November 13, 2020, at the Rehabilitation and Nursing Center of Greater Pittsburgh. Born in Glassport on November 23, 1926, she was the daughter of Peter G. Wible and Mary (Hager) Wible. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Victor G. Bonnet.

 
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Dorothy Ann Zozom

November 14, 2020 |

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

Dorothy Ann Zozom breathed her last at 2:24 p.m. on November 12, 2020.  Her body shut down – unexpectedly, but quickly, and she left it behind.  She was with her husband of 67 years, Michael “Mike” Zozom, her daughters, Michele Zozom and Janice Koshinsky, and her son-in-law, John Koshinsky.  Her favorite song, On Eagle’s Wings, played as she peacefully met her Lord.

 
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Mona Lou Prychidniak

November 13, 2020 |

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

Mona Lou Erickson Prychidniak, age 90 of White Oak, died Thursday, November 12, 2020 surrounded by her family. Born in McKeesport on June 12, 1930, the daughter of the late Louis Erickson and Mona Cooper Erickson of McKeesport. She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Harold Prychidniak.

 
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Victor DeSimone

November 13, 2020 |

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

Victor DeSimone, age 92 of Wilkins Twp. and formerly of Clairton, passed away on Thursday, November 12, 2020 in UPMC Seneca Place, Verona.  Born May 29, 1928 in Clairton, he was a son of the late Biaggio and Rosina (Nuoto) DeSimone.  The former owner of DeSimone Fruit Market and DeSimone Hauling , Victor also spent twenty-three years as a watchman for Allegheny County.  A sergeant during the Korean War in the US Army, he was a member of the American Legion Daniel Keffer Post #75 in Clairton.  Victor is survived by his wife Marlene (Jurenek) DeSimone; his daughters Rosemarie (Carl) Fetch of Monongahela, Victoria (Gene) Zombek of Wilkins Twp., Marlene (Scott) Stachowski of Alpharetta, GA, and Carol (Samir) Joglekar of Duluth, GA; his six grandchildren Hilarie and Jordan Zombek, Austin and Emily Stachowski, and Maya and Pierce Joglekar; and also nieces and nephews.

 
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Harry J. "Nick" Manning

November 13, 2020 |

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

Harry J. "Nick" Manning, age 76 of North Huntingdon, passed away on Thursday, November 12, 2020 in Forbes Hospital, Monroeville, surrounded by his wife and children.  Born May 11, 1944 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Harry and Dorothy (Oatman) Manning and brother of the late Rose Kalkbrenner and Patricia Manning.  From 1967 to 1970, Harry served as a sergeant in the US Marine Corp during the Vietnam War, earning six honorable medals, two Letters of Appreciation, a Meritorious Unit Citation, and a Combat Action Ribbon.  Harry was employed as a craneman at Tygart Steel in Versailles, but he dedicated his life to his home and family.  On October 20, 1970, Harry married his wife Christine (Bach) Manning and, in October, they celebrated fifty wonderful years of marriage.  Besides his wife, he is survived by his children Joseph (Shelly) Manning of McKeesport, Timothy (Debbie) Manning of Coulter, Terrance (Ggee) Manning of Versailles, Allison (John) Shipley of White Oak, Jennifer Carper of Coulter, and Nicholas (Jody) Manning of Rilton; his thirteen grandchildren Nicole, Lindsay, Joey, Taylor, Talia, Christopher, Terrance, Johnny, Nicholas, Dylan, Christina, Hunter, and Melanie; his fifteen great-grandchildren; and also many nieces and nephews.  Words cannot describe or measure how much he was admired, loved, and deeply respected by all who knew him.  He was a giant man with an even bigger heart, and he will always be a hero to his loved ones. 

 
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