William V. Scholl Jr.

February 28, 2024 |

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

William V. Scholl Jr., age 72, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at UPMC Presbyterian. A retired attorney, he owned William V. Scholl Jr., Attorney at Law, in Elizabeth. A member of Mt. Vernon Community Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth Twp., he was a graduate of Elizabeth Forward High School and Wake Forest University. He was a member of the Elizabeth Lions Club and former board member of the Elizabeth Twp. Ambulance Service. Born June 14, 1951 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late William V. Scholl Sr. and the late Ruth (Hixson) Scholl. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Margaret A. (Snyder) Scholl of Elizabeth Twp.; daughter, Katherine (Matt) Hoffer of Elizabeth Twp.; sons, Christian Snyder of Elizabeth Twp. and Eric Scholl of Elizabeth Twp.; grandchildren, Madison Hoffer, Christian (Mariah) Snyder Jr., Halie (Shane) Snyder and Dylan Snyder; great-grandchildren, Gabe, Domenic, Sebastian and Harrison Snyder; sisters, Sherry (Richard) Kogut of Elizabeth Twp. and Bonny (Alan) Wright of Spring, TX; also, nieces and nephews. No visitation is planned. A Memorial Service will take place at a later date in Mt. Vernon Community Presbyterian Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Four Gateway Center, 444 Liberty Avenue, Suite 1300, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Loretta Peters

February 28, 2024 |

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

Loretta Peters, age 89 of North Huntingdon, passed away on February 26, 2024 at her home alongside her beloved husband William. She was born on July 15, 1934 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Frank and Helen Szajna Dulnikowski.  Prior to her retirement, Loretta was employed as a traveling Marketing Representative for Hallmark, and curated extensive collections of ornaments for all of her grandchildren. She also worked as a Secretary for G.C. Murphy's in McKeesport. She was a member of New Hope Church. Loretta loved reading ( most especially cookbooks), line dancing and polka dancing at the SNPJ with her husband William. She was a self-proclaimed fashionista and enjoyed anything sparkly.   Loretta was preceded in death by her brother, Frank Dulnikowski, Jr. She is survived by  three children, Charisse Peters, Holly Wrote (Robert), and Brian Peters (Cheryl),  grandchildren Maria (Josh) McIntyre, Olivia Kegg (John Fedorek), Julia Kegg (Nolan Wolfe), Alexander Wrote, Adam Wrote, Evan Wrote, Jackson Wrote, and Joshua Peters.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon PA, on Friday from 2-4 P.M. and 6-8 P.M. A funeral service will take place in New Hope Church in North Huntingdon on Saturday at 11 A.M. PLEASE GO DIRECTLY TO THE CHURCH. Interment will follow in Irwin Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to New Hope Church. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


William S. Peters

February 28, 2024 |

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

William S. Peters, age 91 of North Huntingdon, passed away on February 26, 2024 at his home, alongside his loving wife Loretta. He was born in Seward, Pennsylvania, on April 21, 1932, a son of the late Paul Peters and Margaret Acesick. He was a  proud veteran of the U.S. Army, serving from 1952-1954. Prior to his retirement, William was employed through the Iron Workers Union #3 and worked on the construction of numerous iconic Pittsburgh landmarks including Three Rivers Stadium, the U.S. Steel Tower, and many of the city's bridges.  William was a  member of New Hope Presbyterian Church, and a member of the Masonic Lodge in Irwin.  An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed fishing with his grandchildren, hunting, biking on trails, exercising, and dancing at the SNPJ, Chrystal Ballroom and other locales with his wife Loretta. He is survived by three children, Charisse Peters, Holly Wrote (Robert), and Brian Peters (Cheryl) ,  grandchildren Maria (Josh) McIntyre, Olivia Kegg (John Fedorek), Julia Kegg (Nolan Wolfe), Alexander Wrote, Adam Wrote, Evan Wrote, Jackson Wrote, and Joshua Peters.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon PA, on Friday from 2-4 P.M. and 6-8 P.M. A funeral service will take place in New Hope Church in North Huntingdon on Saturday at 11 A.M. PLEASE GO DIRECTLY TO THE CHURCH. Interment will follow in Irwin Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to New Hope Church. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Hilda Mae Ahlin

February 28, 2024 |

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

Hilda Mae Ahlin, 96, of White Oak, passed away on Monday, February 26, 2024. She was born December 15, 1927 and was the daughter of the late August Birger and Agnes Teresa (Hedquist) Carlson. She moved to Clairton (Wilson) in second grade and graduated from Clairton High School in 1945. She married the late Herbert Ahlin on May 28, 1947, and had a son, David three years later in 1950 on her third wedding anniversary. She will be dearly missed and will finally be reunited with her husband, Herb, and her sisters, Arlene (Tom) Barnes and Elvina (Richard) McCorkle. In addition to her son, she is survived by many beloved nieces and nephews. 

 
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Ruth A. Watson

February 28, 2024 |

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

Ruth A. Watson, 85 of North Irwin died February 27, 2024 at Transitions Health Care. She was born December 31, 1938 in Duquense, a daughter of the late Walter and Laura Kalinawski Henkel.  Prior to her retirment, she was employed as a shuttle bus driver in Houston, Texas. Ruth was a member of AARP 3221. She enjoyed playing cards at Twin Oaks with her lady friends, loved baby sitting her grand cats, making jewelry and participating in activities at the former Norwin Community Resource Center. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul and Ralph Henkel. She is survived by her daughter, Christine Sklenar (Ronald), her son, Mike Watson (Paula), three brothers, Daniel Henkel (Jo), Edward Henkel, Kenneth Henkel (Susan), three sisters,Loretta McCafferty (Bob), Jo Ann Orzulak (John), Anna Marie Lenhart (Ken). Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Sunday from 12-4 P.M. at which time a service will be held at 4 P.M.  in the funeral home chapel. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to the family. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Lawrence W. Jacobs

February 28, 2024 |

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

Lawrence W. Jacobs, 76, of Irwin , passed away February 27, 2024 at UPMC East, Monroeville. He was born February 11, 1948 in Churchill , a son of the late Joseph J. Jacobs Jr. and Lois Sumner Jacobs. Larry spent his professional life as a computer analyst, working for a variety of organizations from West Penn Hospital (28 years) to Lucent Technologies to Au Bon Pan restaurants, from which he retired. While he loved computers, he had many personal passions, including all things science, religion and nature. In particular, he was an avid bird watcher, coin collector and bowler. He also was a proud Army veteran, serving as a computer specialist in Okinawa in the Vietnam war. Larry was a member of Beulah Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh. He is survived by his wife Jerri Jacobs, daughter Donna and her husband Jason Peak (of Virginia); grand-daughter, Cassidy; and sister Gail Russell and her husband Louis (of New Jersey). There will be no public visitation. A memorial service will be held in late spring 2024. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made the American Cancer Society in his name. James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon in charge of arrangements. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Francine Waskowicz

February 27, 2024 |

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

Francine was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the only child to the late Charlotte and John Waskowicz of McKeesport. She graduated from McKeesport High School '68 (where she was the Head Majorette) and attended Penn State.

 
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James “Jamie” Robert Eckels, Sr.

February 27, 2024 |

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

James “Jamie” Robert Eckels, Sr., 68, of Coulters, PA, passed away in his home, Sunday, February 25, 2024. Born November 26, 1955 in McKeesport, PA, he was married to Mary (Maly) Eckels in 1981. Jamie is survived by his wife, Mary, brothers, John (Kathy) and Mark (Colleen), children, J.J.(Chelsea), Rachele (Bryan) Kelly, and Luke, his grandchildren, Killian (4), Islay (2), Koughan (1), Ronan (1), MacKenzie (Due April 2024) and beloved granddogs, Hula and Storm. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Samantha Ann Eckels, and parents Ann (Wertenbach) Eckels and George “Blair” Eckels of McKeesport, PA.

 
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Agnes M. Prisbylla

February 27, 2024 |

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

Agnes M. Prisbylla, age 97 of Castle Shannon and formerly of Port Vue, passed away on Monday, February 26, 2024.  Born February 14, 1927 in Clairton, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Frances (Tomac) Salopek.  A retired operator for Bell Telephone and a member of Sts. Joachim and Anne Parish - the former St. Mark's Church, Agnes was preceded in death by her husband, the late Joseph Prisbylla, who passed away September 12, 1993, and her siblings: Joseph, Frank, John, Louis, and John R. Salopek, Mary Francetic, Margaret Thompson, Ann Hafner, and Katherine Marlatt.  She is survived by her children Barbara (Bernie) Krah of Saltzburg and Lawrence (Laura) Prisbylla of Castle Shannon; her grandchildren Brian Krah, Michael (Molly) Bennett, Sarah (Mike) Dmowski, Benjamin Prisbylla, and Hannah (Anthony) Auberzinski; her great-grandchildren Madison Krah, Miles and Maggie Bennett, and Sobek Auberzinski; her dear friends Diane Carr and Laura Conrad; her sister-in-law Stella Muschweck; and also nieces and nephews.  

 
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Anna Gesmond

February 26, 2024 |

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

Anna Gesmond, of White Oak, danced her way through Heaven’s gate on February 24, 2024. She was promised by family that her actual age would not be disclosed. She was born October 1st, in White Oak, PA, sometime around when jazz and swing music was hip. She was the daughter of the late Walter and Antonine Rogalski Morris. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John (Dick) Gesmond, grandson, William Sensor, II, and siblings.

 
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Richard J. Croyle

February 26, 2024 |

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

Richard "Rich" J. Croyle, age 75, of Clairton passed away on Friday, February 23, 2024, at home. Born March 21, 1948, in Clairton, he was a son of the late William Henry and Annette Ruth (Burnside) Croyle. He worked as maintenance for Steel Valley COG in Homestead and was an Army veteran serving during Vietnam War. He was a member of the American Legion, Daniel Keffer Post #75, a former member of the Clairton Business Planning Commission, and a purple heart recipient.

 
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Mary Lucot

February 26, 2024 |

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

Mary Lucot, age 90, of North Huntingdon, passed away February 25, 2024 at her son's home in Penn Hills. She was born on October 11, 1933 in Minnesota, a daughter of the late John and Mary Lohlein Peterson. Mary was a member of St. Agnes Church and was employed as a Dental Assistant prior to her retirement.  She was an avid gardener, enjoyed sewing, and loved to bake. In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her husband James Lucot. She is survived by three sons, John and his wife, Cathy, Jim and his wife, Annette, and Michael;  brother Charles Vasko; four grandchildren, Jeremy, John (Heather), Joshua (Keren), Autumn (David); eight great-grandchildren, Micah, Haylee, Garrett, Holly, Carter, Ava, Aaron, and Ashley; great-great-granddaughter Charlotte; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received on Wednesday from 11 A.M. to 1 P.M. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA. A blessing service will take place in the funeral home chapel on Wednesday at 1 P.M. Interment will follow at Penn Lincoln Cemetery.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Cindy J. Maldonado

February 26, 2024 |

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

In loving memory of Cindy Jean Maldonado (Stumme, Luehm), born on January 1, 1957, and peacefully departed on February 23, 2024. Preceded in death by, and Daughter of Thomas Duane and Norma Jean Ault Stumme. She is survived by her daughters Kelly Hatfield (husband John) of McKeesport and Katy Hurst (husband Layne) of Cincinnati, son Chad Maldonado (wife Sarah) of White Oak, and cherished grandchildren Caleb, Cash, Jordan, Alexis, Olivia, and Emilia.

 
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Catherine M. "Cathy" Scharding

February 25, 2024 |

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

Catherine M. “Cathy” Scharding, age 65, of Duquesne, passed away on February 23, 2024, in UPMC Presbyterian. Born in Pittsburgh on April 17, 1958, she was the daughter of Donald and Eva (Noll) Scharding. 

She was a retired paralegal and was Catholic by faith. She earned a B.S. in Finance from Washington and Jefferson College and a paralegal degree from Duquesne University.  Catherine was a community activist-zealous about keeping her neighborhood clean and safe. 

She is the sister of Sarah “Sally” (David Horne) Scharding of Bethel Park, Albert (Elizabeth) Scharding of Munhall and Andrew Scharding of Duquesne; and aunt of Amber Scharding, Thomas Scharding, Samantha Horne and the late Sandra Scharding. She is also survived by cousins.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 29, 2024, from 4-8 p.m., at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 15110, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER, SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER, FUNERAL DIRECTOR. A Blessing Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Friday, March 1, 2024, at 10:00 a.m., with Pastor Seth Booher, officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Gardens, McMurray, PA.

 


Audrey Jane Sturkie

February 25, 2024 |

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

Audrey Jane Sturkie, age 83 of North Huntingdon passed away February 24, 2024 at her home. She was born on March 12, 1940 in Duquesne, a daughter of the late Aldo and Elizabeth Stanko Tagliavini. Audrey was a member of Calvin Presbyterian Church in North Huntingdon and was the owner of Sturkie Masonry along with her husband. She cherished nothing more than the time she spent with her family. In addition to her parents, Audrey was preceded in death by her husband Anthony Sturkie, and daughters Sherrie Gibson, Laura Demeis, Donna Sturkie, and Toni Sturkie. She is survived by her daughter Sandy (Dr. Michael) Hahalyak; grandchildren Anthony Kasunic (Cassondra), Jessica Nissen (Shane) and Halie Wilson Tucci (Brandon); great grandchildren Carlo and Dominic Kasunic; nieces and nephews Richard & Lisa Tucci and Mark & Diane Patrick. Visitation will be held at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, on Tuesday from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM. A funeral service will take place in the funeral home chapel on Wednesday at 11 AM. Interment will be private. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 

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