Florine McKinney

November 23, 2020 |

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

Age 70, of Duquesne, passed away on November 23, 2020 at UPMC East. Born in Pittsburgh on January 6, 1950, she was the daughter of the late Earl McKinney and Mattie (Mahaffey) McGee. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of New Kensington. She loved to bake, cook & sew, enjoyed babysitting and she loved children.  She is survived by her mother, Mattie McGee; sister Rita (Robert Lee) Chaffin of Duquesne and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her sister, Earlene Head.  Visitation will be held on Monday, November 30, 2020, from 9 a.m.-noon at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 15110, 412-466-3300, where a funeral service will be held at 12 noon with the Rev. Lloyd Massey officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery.

 


Matushka Eloise Lesko

November 23, 2020 |

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

Matushka Eloise Lesko, wife of The Very Rev. David Lesko, former Pastor (1973-2018)  of  the now disbanded Saint Nicholas Russian Orthodox Parish of Duquesne, Pennsylvania, died in the Venetia home of her daughter, Rachel Wilson, on Sunday, November 22, 2020, at the age of 76.

 
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Alberta Lowney

November 23, 2020 |

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

Helen Lowney, age 99 of Parma, OH and formerly of McKeesport, passed away at home on Saturday, November 21, 2020.  Born February 24, 1921 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Steve and Amanda (Jandrillic) Mihalevic.  In her spare time, Helen loved to craft, solve word search puzzles, but, most of all, spent time with her adoring family.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Albert F. Lowney, who passed away December 11, 1992, and her brothers Joseph and John Mihalevic.  Helen is survived by her children Stephen Lowney of Berea, OH, Joseph M. (Lisa) Lowney of Louisville, OH, and Alberta Lowney of Parma; her grandchildren Amanda Jean Lowney, Amanda Frances Parsons, and Alesha Gershan; and her great-grandchildren Winslow Catherine Parsons and Audrey Gershan.

 
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W. Gary Mueller

November 23, 2020 |

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

W. Gary Mueller, 87, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, November 20, 2020 at Redstone Highlands, North Huntingdon. He was born, October 18, 1933 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Walter and Georgia (Norton) Mueller. Prior to his retirement, Gary was a general foreman for US Steel and a veteran of the US Army. He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church of North Huntingdon and enjoyed watching movies and loved taking care of his lawn and tending to his flower beds. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Dolores Burkhart and Marlene Painter. He is survived by his loving wife, Donna (Royle) Mueller; sons, Gary Mueller and his wife, Peggy, Kirk Mueller and his wife, Becky; grandchildren, Jacob, Samuel, Rachel and Hayley. There will be no visitation. Arrangements were made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA. Memorial contributions may be made to Redstone Highlands Benevolent Care Fund, 12921 Redstone Drive, North Huntingdon, PA 15642 in memory of Gary. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Alfred L. Cadena

November 23, 2020 |

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

Alfred L. Cadena, age 83 of Clairton, passed away at home on Sunday, November 22, 2020.  Born October 3, 1937 in Clairton, he was a son of the late Alfred and Emma (Hrvacic) Cadena.  A former Pennsylvania National Guardsman and member of Triumph of the Holy Cross Parish (the former St. Joseph's Church, Clairton), Alfred worked for many years in buildings and facilities department at US Steel - Clairton Works.  He had an extreme fondness for cars, whether it be their repair, collection, or even the die-cast models.  He had a passion for westerns, classic country music, and old time television, especially Perry Mason and Gunsmoke.  Alfred was a handy person who was always available, and happy, to help.  But most importantly, his family will remember his as a generous soul who dearly loved his family.  Besides his parents, Alfred was preceded in death by his sisters Emma (John) Berchok and Lillian (the late Lewis) Martini.  He is survived by his sister Bernadette (the late Sylvester) Mazza; his nieces and nephews Michele Mazza, Jeffrey (Megan) Mazza, Brian (Gwen) Berchok, Jacqueline E. (Joe) Ciotti Herrle, Mark (Sally) Martini, and Lisa (Bryan) Smith; and his great-nieces-and-nephews Brian, Jocelyn, Olivia, Madeline, Lilliana, and James. 

 
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Helen Ferketic

November 23, 2020 |

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

Helen Ferketic, age 94 of Greenock, passed away on Thursday, November 19, 2020 in Gilchrist Center Hospice in Towson, MD.  Born January 17, 1926 in Versailles, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Amelia (Skobar) Frketic.  A member of St. Michael's Parish in Elizabeth Twp. and the CFU Lodge #146 of Versailles, Helen worked at the McKee Stewart Co. for 35 years and with Ruben Furniture for 27 years.  She is survived by her sister Betty Oeler of Towson, MD, nieces Kathleen Fagan and Karla Oeler, and nephew Robert Fagan.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister Kathryn Fagan.

 
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Joseph M. Pollack

November 22, 2020 |

By William H. Craig Funeral Home | Posted in: William H Craig Funeral Home

On Wednesday, November 18, 2020, our beloved husband and father, Joseph M. Pollack, of White Oak, Pennsylvania, passed away peacefully with his family by his side.

 
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Michael J. "Mick" Rusnak

November 22, 2020 |

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

Michael James "Mick" Rusnak, age 60, of South Greensburg Borough, died Friday, November 20, 2020, at home. Born April 8, 1960, in McKeesport, he was the son of Ronald J. Rusnak and Deanna C. Rusnak and a cherished partner to Toni Farzati.

 
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Rev. Edward Litavec

November 22, 2020 |

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

Rev. Edward S. Litavec, age 86, of Pittsburgh, died November 20, 2020, at Mt. Assisi Place.  Born July 24, 1934, in Roscoe, PA,  he was the son of the late Joseph Sr. and Mary (Bury) Litavec.  Fr. Litavec was a graduate of St. Vincent College and St. Vincent Seminary.  He was ordained a priest for the Pittsburgh Diocese on March 25, 1960.  
Pastor to many, he was truly the shepherd of the flock. The “Mon Valley” will remember the messages of his homilies and his powerful voice singing praises to the Lord.

 
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Elsie Yanichko

November 22, 2020 |

By William S. Skovranko Memorial Home | Posted in: William S. Skovranko Memorial Home

 
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James H. Burns

November 21, 2020 |

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

James H. Burns, age 70 of White Oak, died peacefully at home, on November 20, 2020. He was born in McKeesport on February 8, 1950 and is the son of the late Harry and Mary Pepe Burns. 

 
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Myrtle J. Lyons

November 21, 2020 |

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

Myrtle J. Lyons, age 73, of McKeesport, died November 20, 2020.  Born December 8, 1946, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Mabel (Hamm) Hemminger.  Myrtle studied Elementary Education and graduated from Toccoa Falls College in Toccoa Falls, GA, in 1970.  She managed the G.Thanks Gifts in MonroevilleMall for 27 years.  After the closing of G.Thanks, Mert then opened Rooted Together Gifts in 2007 alongside her good friends Shelley Berg, Linda Swab, and daughter, Judy Bohatch.

 
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Betty J. Ziemke

November 21, 2020 |

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

Betty J. Ziemke, age 90 of Elizabeth Twp., passed away at home on Friday, November 20, 2020.  Born July 4, 1930 in Victory, she was a daughter of the late Albert and Mena (Smart) Hauser.  A member of Concord United Methodist Church in Belle Vernon, Betty worked as a secretary for the Bob Rodgers Insurance Agency and as a school bus driver for Elizabeth Forward School District.  She joins her husband, the late Glenn Ziemke, who passed away in 1978.  Betty is survived by her children Lisa Ziemke, with whom she resided, Brian (Alicia) Ziemke of Mt. Vernon, and Glenn Ziemke of Vermont; her grandchildren Payton, Seth, Briana, and Benjamin Ziemke; and her sister Barbara (John) Maisch of Belle Vernon.  She was also preceded in death by her sister Alberta Opfer.  

 
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Mark J. Tubbs

November 20, 2020 |

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

Mark J. Tubbs, age 63 of Yorktown, Virginia and Rillton, Pa  died November 19,2020 at his home. He was born March 3, 1957 in Braddock, Pa., a son of Shirley Tubbs and stepson of Michael J. Naughton. He was employed by Blue Water Energy.  Mark was a member of the Queen of Rosary Church in Glassport. He was a world traveler who enjoyed nature, was a football enthusiast, loved museums, reading, an avid Pittsburgh Steelers and  Penguins fan and was a beer Connoisseur. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Karen Mulroy Tubbs, three sons Michael (wife Nikki), Mark and Daniel, one daughter Lori Tubbs and her husband Joseph Diaz, step sisters, Maryanne Conklin (Leonard) Mary Jo Cariati (Guido), Jill Capone (Anthony). There will be no visitation. Services were private. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon in charge of arrangements. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Diane Giannandrea Dunn

November 20, 2020 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Diane Giannandrea Dunn, 64, of McKeesport, formerly of Glassport, died Nov. 20, 2020.  She is the daughter of the late Joseph Giannandrea and Mary (Govola) Giannandrea.  Diane is survived by her daughter Katie Harrison, brother Joe (Carol) Giannandrea; sister Karen (Denny) Bucy;  also nieces and nephews.  Funeral arrangements by Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport.

 

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