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Stanley R. Urbanovich

November 13, 2020 |

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

Stanley R. Urbanovich, age 77, of Tequesta, FL, formerly of Forward Twp., passed away on Wednesday, November 11, 2020. He was a retired teacher in the Elizabeth Forward School District and a member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth Twp. A graduate of Elizabeth Forward High School, he was a standout running back known as Stan the Bread and Butter Man. He also played football at California University of Pennsylvania. He enjoyed hunting and fishing at his camp in Kane. Born December 25, 1942 in Elizabeth Twp., he was a son of Helen (Sislo) Urbanovich of Elizabeth and the late Stanley A. Urbanovich. He is survived by his son, Brent R. aka Fr. Maximus (Susanne) Urbanowicz of Jupiter, FL; daughter, Beth Ann (Michael) Camp of Columbus, OH; six grandchildren; brother, Joseph (Mary Lou) Urbanovich of Jupiter, FL; sister, Marlene (Robert) Suchy of Forward Twp.; also, nieces and nephews. There will be a private graveside service in Round Hill Cemetery with his son, Fr. Maximus Urbanowicz, officiating. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Theresa Marie Bodnar

November 12, 2020 |

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

Theresa Marie Bodnar, 81, of Elizabeth Twp., formerly of Herminie, passed away Thursday, November 12, 2020. She was born September 10, 1939 in Morgantown, WV and was the daughter of the late  Anthony  and Rose Ann Pinion.  She was the wife of the late John A. Bonivich and the late John Bodnar, Jr.  Theresa worked many years in housekeeping in numerous nursing homes.  She loved lottery scratch offs, going to The Meadows Casino and playing bingo at The Herminie Vol. Fire Co.

 
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John "Jack" P. Patterson

November 12, 2020 |

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

John "Jack" P. Patterson age 83 of McKeesport, died November 9, 2020 at Walden's View of North Huntingdon. Born December 6, 1936 in McKeesport he was the son of the late John H. and Esther (Burns) Patterson and the husband of the late Sara (Hurst) Patterson and first wife Laura (Bowland) Patterson.

 
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Margaret (Palko) Marshalik

November 12, 2020 |

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

Margaret (Palko) Marshalik, age 98, of White Oak, formerly of McKeesport, passed away on November 9, 2020.  Born October 14, 1922, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Joseph E. and Mary (Charney) Palko, and the wife of the late Stephen F. Marshalik.

 
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Mary E. Hammon

November 12, 2020 |

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

Mary E. Hammon, age 85, of Clairton, died November 10, 2020 at the Seneca Place Nursing Home.  Born July 20, 1935, in Duquesne, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Logo) Evanko.
Mary had worked as a personal caretaker and a part time beautician. She was a member of the Dormition of the Blessed Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox Church. In her younger years, she danced with the Tamburitzans. Mary enjoyed traveling to the west coast and Canada. She was true animal lover, especially her pet poodle, Pepe.
Mary is survived by sister, Dorothy (Evanko) Hrabosky of West Mifflin; nieces and nephew and great nieces and great nephews. She was also preceded in death by brother, John Evanko, Sr. and nephew, John Evanko, Jr.
Interment will be on Friday, November 13, 2020, 1 p.m. at Jefferson Memorial Park. Arrangements entrusted to Willig Funeral Home & Crematory.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com.  Chris Odasso, Owner.

 


Richard William Oprosky, Sr.

November 11, 2020 |

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

Richard William Oprosky, Sr., 90, of Buena Vista, passed away Wednesday, November 11, 2020. He was born January 18, 1930 in Smithton and was the son of the late Joseph William and Anna (Koshar) Oprosky. He was the husband of the late Josephine (Fronzaglio) Oprosky who passed away April 8, 2006.

 
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Helen Lorince

November 11, 2020 |

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

Helen Lorince, age 94 of McKeesport, died Tuesday, November 10, 2020. She was born in Port Vue on November 1, 1926, the daughter of the late Stephen Katrenich, Sr. and Susan Wargo Katrenich. She joined her husband John C. Lorince, who died September 13, 1972.

 
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Connie Lou DiClaudio

November 11, 2020 |

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

Connie Lou (Indof) DiClaudio, age 83, of Bridgeville, passed away on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at The Donnell House (Concordia Hospice of Washington). She was a former switchboard operator at Bell Telephone and cafeteria worker at Elizabeth Forward High School. She loved swimming, volleyball, shuffleboard and darts while she lived in Florida. Born October 27, 1937 in West Newton, she was a daughter of the late Stanley and Nellie (Biddle) Indof and wife of the late Dominick DiClaudio. She is survived by her daughters, Cindy (Tom) Pappas of Jefferson Hills and Tina (Rick) Manning of Jefferson Hills; sons, Dominic DiClaudio of Rostraver Twp. and Tim (Bobbi) DiClaudio of Bridgeville; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by daughter, Denise Santory. A private memorial service is planned. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Terry Lee Price

November 11, 2020 |

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

Terry Lee Price, age 68, of McKeesport, formerly of Millvale, died November 8, 2020, at home. Born October 3, 1952, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late James (Kay) Pack and Shirley (Menegos) Peck Stevwing and the wife of Thomas P. Price for over 32 years.

 
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Teresa (Venturino) Mannarino

November 11, 2020 |

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

Teresa (Venturino) Mannarino, age 97, formerly of Clairton, passed away on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 in Arrowood of Southwestern. Born, January 06, 1923, in Petilia Policastro, Italy, the daughter of the late, Domenico and Rosalia (Giordano) Venturino. She is a member of Triumph of the Holy Cross Parish St. Clare worship site. Teresa is the wife of the late Domenico Mannarino (1992). She is survived by her children: Franco (Karen Herbert) Mannarino of Dravosburg, Mario Mannarino of Conneaut Lake, Theresa (Frank) Ciccanti of Jefferson Hills, Peter (Elisa) Mannarino of Pordenone, Italy and Anthony (Diane) Mannarino of Elizabeth Twp., 

 
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Patricia “Pat” Ann (Glucs) Benson

November 11, 2020 |

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

Patricia “Pat” Ann (Glucs) Benson, age 77, of North Versailles, passed away Thursday, November 5, 2020. She was born December 13, 1942 in Homestead, the daughter of the late John and Susan Glucs. She was a longtime member of Mary Mother of God Parish (formerly St. Robert Bellarmine) in East McKeesport. She worked as a clerk in retail for Gee Bee’s in the Eastland Mall, Hills in North Versailles, Giant Eagle in North Versailles and FoodLand in McKeesport. She enjoyed bowling and participated in a number of bowling leagues in the area. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her son Jeffrey Benson.

 
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Ruth Marion Vennebush

November 10, 2020 |

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

Ruth Marion Vennebush,  89, of Lincoln Boro, passed away Monday, November 9, 2020 at home with her family by her side. She was born April 19, 1931 in Hanover County, VA, and was the daughter of the late Mary Ella (Duke) Cannon. She was the wife of  the late Robert Frederick Vennebush who passed away April 30, 2015. They were married for 62 years.

 
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Shirley McCarthy

November 10, 2020 |

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

Shirley McCarthy, age 90, of Yukon, formerly of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at her home.  She was born September 8, 1930 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Adam and Nellie (Rausch) Dannenhauer.  Shirley was a member of the First Evangelical Free Church, McKeesport and enjoyed crocheting and ceramics.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harry G. McCarthy; sons, Dale and Warren McCarthy; and brother, Kenny Dannenhauer.  

 
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Betty Rodgers

November 10, 2020 |

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

Betty Rodgers, age 83  formerly of Ardara went to be with the Lord on November 10, 2020. She was born March 3, 1937 in Turtle Creek, Pa., a daughter of the late John and Emma Grubbs. Betty was a member of Ardara United Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth , one son Ronnie, two sisters, Anna Baker and Nancy Opsitnick.

 
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Brian J. "Doc" Dougherty

November 10, 2020 |

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

Brian J. "Doc" Dougherty, age 50, of McKeesport, died October 28, 2020, in West Virginia. Born October 20, 1970, in McKeesport, he was the son of James (Judy Meighen) Dougherty and the late Sandra (Karabin) Dougherty and his life partner and companion Shanna Richter.

 
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