Dennis C. Jarrett

December 01, 2022 |

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

Dennis C. Jarrett, age 69 of North Versailles died December 1, 2022 at UPMC East. He was born September 14, 1953 in McKeesport, a son of Caroline Batten Jarrett and the late Donald Jarrett. Prior to his retirement, Dennis was employed as a welder . In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother James. He is survived by two brothers, Randi and Terry. There will be no public visitation. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


James C. Kaminsky

December 01, 2022 |

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

James C. Kaminsky, age 70 of McKeesport, passed away on Wednesday, November 30, 2022.  Born Christmas Day, 1951 in Pittsburgh, he was a son of the late Robert Ned and Ellen Marie (Fullard) Kaminsky.  A former partner for Tube City Distributing in McKeesport and a parishioner of Mary, Mother of God Parish in McKeesport, Jim was a social member of the American Legion McKeesport Post #361, the White Oak American Legion Post #701, and the EBA Club of McKeesport.

 
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Thomas R. Pinge

December 01, 2022 |

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

 Thomas R. Pinge, 90 of North Huntingdon died December 1, 2022 at home. He was born June 23, 1932 in Braddock, a son of the late Ralph and Elizabeth Baker Pinge. Tom was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church. He was a veteran of the Korean War having served in the U.S. Army, member of American Legion Post 359 in Irwin. Prior to his retirement he was employed by Edgar Thompson Works in Braddock. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Mary, a brother George, two sisters Viola Zugaro and Ruth Morley. He is survived by two daughters, Lisa Ann Zydel and her husband Glen and Mary Hartz, three grandchildren, Zachary Zydel, Frank Hartz and Megan Rodriguez. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Monday 5-8 p.m.. A graveside service with military honors will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Penn Lincoln Memorial Park. Please go directly to the cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the American Legion , Irwin. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 
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Eleanor M. Monaghan

November 30, 2022 |

By Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home | Posted in: Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home

Eleanor M. Monaghan, age 87, of Duquesne, passed away on Sunday, November 27, 2022 at UPMC Presbyterian. Born in Linesville, PA on September 3, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Elizabeth (Salter) Ballas. She was a former clerk at Hills and Ames Department Stores in West Mifflin and contributed to numerous Church missions. Eleanor was the wife of the late William G. Monaghan; mother of Lynn Monaghan of Vandergrift and the late Gregory Monaghan; grandmother of Alissa (Ben) Caparelli of Mt. Washington, Stephen (fiance, Crystal Layhue) Monaghan of Mt. Pleasant, and Kaci (fiancé, Charles “Bud” Layhue) Monaghan of Vandergrift; great grandmother of Ryan, Ry-Leigh, Stephen Jr., Gabriela, Abbigail, and Payeton. She was the last surviving member of her brothers and sisters. There will be no visitation. Arrangements entrusted to the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER, SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER, FUNERAL DIRECTOR.

 


Patricia A. Zosack

November 30, 2022 |

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

Patricia A. Zosack, age 87, of Greenock, died November 29, 2022, at Arrowood at Southwestern.  Born November 22, 1935, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Clara (Inks) Henry and wife of the late Vincent Zosack.  Patricia was a proud resident of Greenock for over 50 years.  She was a member of Mary, Mother of God Parish, and the Elizabeth Township Seniors.  Patricia was an avid Steelers fan, and her favorite player was Troy Polamalu.  She enjoyed trips to the casinos and had a friend who was always ready to go with her.  She will be remembered for her outgoing personality and always up for having a good time.

 
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John W. Chomas

November 29, 2022 |

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

John W. "Chombo" Chomas, age 66, of Elizabeth, passed away on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 at home after a long battle with cancer. He was a former employee at Hercules in West Elizabeth and was a life member of Blaine Hill Volunteer Fire Co. and a member of the Blaine Hill Hunt Club. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, horse racing, watching sports on television, and was a Draft Kings enthusiast. Born December 15, 1955 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late William J. and Malinda (Roberts) Chomas. He is survived by sisters, Veronica (the late John) Bohlander of Rockville, MD, Mary Ellen (Michael) Yanity of Port Vue, Patti (Steve) Ostergaard of Tigoni, Kenya, and Pamela Meyer of Liberty Borough; also, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Kay Chomas and Judi Faith. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Friday, December 2, 2022 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. A funeral service will take place on Saturday, December 3, 2022 at 12 Noon in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jude Urso officiating. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Memorial contributions may be made to UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, 5115 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Ruth Ann Chomas

November 29, 2022 |

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

Ruth Ann (Piggford) Chomas, age 90, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 at home. She was a member of St. Joachim and Anne Parish, St. Michael Church in Elizabeth Twp., where she was a member and past president of the Christian Mothers. She was a scout leader for cubs and girl scouts, a member of Local 3 Senior Center in Elizabeth, a former member of the Forward Twp. Seniors, and a former volunteer at St. Michael and Yough elementary schools. She was the #1 cheerleader at all her children's and grandchildren's sporting events, a talented seamstress, and loved crafting, bowling, and playing cards and bingo. Born May 13, 1932 in Elizabeth, she was a daughter of the late James Wayne and Minnie (Braum) Pigford. She is survived by her husband of 71 years, James L. Chomas; children, J. Louis (Linda) Chomas, Esq. of Greenock, Margaret "Peggy" (William) Bianchi of North Huntingdon, Mary (Edward) Noble of Halifax, NC, Mark (Suzanne) Chomas of Grove City, Joseph (Terry) Chomas of Newport News, VA and Ruth "Tish" (Ralph) Adams of Elizabeth Twp.; grandchildren, Louis, Michael, Gretchen, Paul, Jake, Justin, Luke, Maxwell, Mark, D.J. and Scott; great-grandchildren, Ryan, Nora, Cara and Emelia; sister, Helen Wivagg of Forward Twp.; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, Charles and James Wayne Piggford. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Friday, December 2, 2022 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Saturday, December 3, 2022, at St. Joachim and Anne Parish, St. Michael Church at 9:30 AM with the Rev. Thomas A. Wagner officiating. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joachim and Anne Parish, St. Michael Church, 101 McLay Drive, Elizabeth, PA 15037. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Georgina "Gina" Baker

November 29, 2022 |

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

Georgina "Gina" Baker, age 84, of Liberty Borough, passed away peacefully and went to be with the Lord early in the morning on November 26, 2022.  Born February 17, 1938, in London, England, she was the daughter of the late James and Doris Eva (Cox).  Gina was the beloved mother of Sally Lofstrom, of Liberty Borough, PA, and Susan Murphy, of Frazier Park, CA; three granddaughters and six great-grandchildren; brother, Phillip Baker, of Basingstoke, England; longtime sweetheart Larry Stanczak, of McKeesport, PA and also survived by nieces and nephews.  She loved the Lord and her daughters with all her heart and will be dearly missed.  Arrangements were entrusted to Willig Funeral Home & Crematory.  A Memorial Mass will be celebrated later at Saints Joachim and Anne Parish, St. Eugene Church.  Condolences and memories may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com.  Charles Danforth, Supervisor

 


Elieen L. Szymarek

November 29, 2022 |

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

Eileen L. Szymarek, 82, of White Oak, died November 27, 2022, at Independence Court of Monroeville. Born July 15, 1940, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Caroline (Trojinowski) Boullion and the wife of the late Donald R. Szymarek.

 
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Stanley B. Lowry, Jr.

November 29, 2022 |

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

Stanley B. Lowry Jr., age 73, McKeesport, died November 24, 2022, at Greensburg Care Center. Born June 22, 1949, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Stanley B. and Ann M. (Liberatore) Lowry Sr.
Stanley retired as a McKeesport local pizza delivery driver and previously worked for Copperweld in Glassport. He was a collector of vinyl records, Elvis and The Beatles memorabilia, and Venetian glass art. Stanley, most importantly, cherished the time he spent with his great-nephews.

 
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William R. Francis

November 29, 2022 |

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

William R. Francis, age 78, of McKeesport, died November 27, 2022, at home.  Born December 3, 1943, in Charleston, SC, he was the son of the late Oliver L. Sr. and Queen (Rivers) Francis and Life Partner of Donna Knight.  William retired from the Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory and opened his own business, Francis INSight Market, on Locust Street in McKeesport.  William served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.  He was a Golden Glove Champion and also boxed while in the Army.  He enjoyed testing his luck with scratch-off tickets, and many knew him from around McKeesport from gathering and scrapping materials. William was a member of the St. Paul AME Church in McKeesport and the Prince Hall Masonic Temple.

 
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Charles Nicholas Vincenzini

November 28, 2022 |

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

Charles Nicholas Vincenzini,  82, of White Oak, passed away Monday, November 28, 2022. He was born May 3, 1940 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Pio and June (Finney) Vincenzini. He was a member and usher at Mary, Mother of God Parish - St. Angela Church in White Oak. Charles was a carpenter and was retired from US Steel Irvin Works after 43 years of service. He was a member the Holy Name Society and was also a member and former chairman of the White Oak Recreation Board. He enjoyed golfing, hunting, fishing, and spending quality time with his family, grandchildren and friends.

 
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Timothy A. Vargo, Sr.

November 28, 2022 |

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

Timothy A. Vargo, Sr., age 70, of Hopwood, PA, formerly of McKeesport, died on Monday, November 21, 2022. He was born in Pittsburgh, PA on February 15, 1952, and is the son of the late John Vargo and Pearl Marks Vargo Dietrich Bortz. He proudly served in the United States Army Reserve and was employed at Motor Coils in Braddock where he produced coils for many years for railroad trains. He recently was employed at Hunter’s Garage in Adamsburg, PA.

 
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Edward Louis Gronlund, Jr.

November 28, 2022 |

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

Edward Louis Gronlund Jr. of Elizabeth Township died at the age of 86 on Sunday, November 27, 2022. Born March 10, 1936, he was the son of the late Edward Sr. and Dorothy Campbell Gronlund. A printer by profession, he was an employee/owner of Wivagg Printing in McKeesport, where he worked over 50 years. Ed’s life is defined by his work ethic, service to his country & community, and his ability to entertain others with his storytelling and humor. He served in the US Army, was a lifetime member & president of Central Volunteer Fire Company, served on the Elizabeth Township on the Board of Commissioners, supported numerous local and national organizations, coached little league baseball, co-founded his beloved Boar’s Nest hunting camp, and was always willing to lend his time and talents to others in need.

 
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Elizabeth “Betty” J. Eizenhafer

November 28, 2022 |

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

Elizabeth “Betty” J. Eizenhafer, age 92, of Irwin, formerly of Versailles, died on Saturday, November 26, 2022. She was born in McKeesport on January 24, 1930 and is the daughter of the late Alexander and Anna Freund Eizenhafer. She graduated from McKeesport High School in 1947 and retired after 44 years in clerical positions for Crum and Forster Insurance Co. in Pittsburgh. She was an active member of Mary, Mother of God Parish, St. Patrick Church, their Bereavement Committee, Rosary Society, Ladies of Charity, and the Christian Mothers, as well as a member of the Versailles AARP.

 
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