Anthony L. Costellic Jr.

January 31, 2016 |

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

Anthony L. Costellic Jr., 62 of Irwin, died Friday January 29, 2016 in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital. He was born September 14, 1953 in Greensburg, a son of the late Anthony L. Sr. and Elizabeth M. (Felentzer) Costellic. He was a quality assurance technician for Bayer Inc., Indianola. Tony loved his family and enjoyed hunting and the outdoors. He was a member of the National Rifle Association. .

 
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Eleanor Sharik

January 31, 2016 |

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

Eleanor Sharik, age 94 of McKeesport, passed away Friday, January 29, 2016 at Briarcliff Pavilion in North Huntingdon. Born November 6, 1921 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Alojzy and Josephine (Pasko) Piotrowski, and beloved wife of the late Clyde L. Sharik, Sr. Eleanor was a dedicated mother and homemaker and enjoyed spending time gardening and planting flowers around the home. She also enjoyed playing Bingo with her Briarcliff Pavilion friends on Saturday afternoons. She is survived by her children, Deborah (Joseph) Parknavy of White Oak and Clyde L. (Paula) Sharik, Jr. of Ewing, New Jersey; grandchildren, Joey, Jonathan, Joel, Meaghen, Ashley, Caitlin, Clyde, III, and Joshua; siblings, Sophie Bondi, Caroline Przywarty and Tom Piotrowski; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Stanley Piotrowski, John Piotrowski, Victoria Ploszay, and Louis Piotrowski. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Monday, February 1, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Blessing service will begin at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, followed by a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in Holy Family Polish National Catholic Church. Fr. Bruce Sleczkowski will officiate. Interment will follow in Holy Family Cemetery, North Versailles. The family wishes to thank the nurses, aides, and entire staff of Briarcliff for their wonderful care and love provided to Mom.

 
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Ann M. Korbar

January 31, 2016 |

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

Ann M. (Vodopivec) Korbar, 90, of Greensburg, formerly of McKeesport, died Saturday, January 30, 2016. Born August 25, 1925 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Nick and Josephine (Matvija) Pavlic and was also preceded in death by her husbands, Louis E. Vodopivec II and Jospeh Korbar and her son-in-law, David D. Kaylor.

 
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John E. Benzco

January 31, 2016 |

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

John E. Benczo, age 80, of Clairton, formerly of Monongahela, passed away on Saturday, January 30, 2016 in UPMC McKeesport.  Born July 1, 1935 in Irwin, he was a son of the late John and Margaret (Hruby) Benczo. 

 
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Sean T. Braden

January 31, 2016 |

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

Sean T. Braden, age 49, of Manor, passed away Saturday, January 30, 2016. He was born October 4, 1966 in Baltimore Maryland, son of the late Thomas and Margaret Anna Knopp Braden.

 
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Brenda A. Braden

January 31, 2016 |

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

Brenda A. Hoffman Braden, age 54, of Manor, passed away Saturday, January 30, 2016. She was born March 27, 1961 in Greensburg, PA, daughter of Nancy Lee Sager Selia, stepfather James Selia, and the late Clarence Hoffman. Brenda was employed as a housekeeper for William Penn Care Center, a member of Immaculate Conception Church, Irwin, and attended Yough High School.

 
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Erin Marie (Pittman) Koontz

January 30, 2016 |

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

Erin Marie (Pittman) Koontz, age 44 of Clairton, passed away on Friday, January 29, 2016 in Jefferson Hospital.  Born February 1, 1971 in McKeesport, Erin was the daughter of Sylvia (Piatek) Pittman of Clairton and the late Harry Pittman.

 
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Joseph E. McCusker

January 30, 2016 |

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

Joseph E. McCusker, 86, of White Oak, died Friday, January 29, 2016 at home. He was born January 17, 1930 in Glassport and was the son of the late Emanuel and Mary McGourty McCusker. He was a member of Corpus Christi Parish, the Polish Club and White Oak American Legion Post 701. Joseph was a USMC Veteran.

 
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James J. Kopchinski

January 30, 2016 |

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

James J. Kopchinski, 56, of North Versailles, died at home Thursday January 28, 2016. He was born October 13, 1959 in McKeesport, a son of the late Anthony and Laura M. Jozwick Kopchinski and was also preceded in death by a brother Raymond. He was a retired employee of U. S. Steel, Edgar Thompson Works, Braddock, and a member of St. Robert Bellarmine Church, East McKeesport.

 
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Willetta J. Kifer

January 29, 2016 |

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

Willetta J. Kifer, 83, of North Huntingdon, died Friday, January 29, 2016. She was born April 20, 1932 in Prospect Park and was the daughter of the late Steiner and Genevieve Gault Carter. She was the wife of the late Robert G. Kifer who died September 30, 2005.

 
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Stoyan Popovich

January 29, 2016 |

Published By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

Stoyan Popovich died Friday, the 29th of January 2016 at McKeesport Hospital.     

Stoyan Popovich (91) was born near Belgrade, Serbia in 1924.  His father was the Very Rev. Milan G. Popovich, an Oxford scholar, who built the St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in McKeesport.

 
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John Harbula Jr.

January 29, 2016 |

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

John Harbula Jr., 86, of Munhall, died peacefully Monday, January 25, 2016 in Eldercrest Nursing Center, Munhall. Born March 21, 1929, in Duquesne, he was the son of the late John and Ann (Bogdan) Harbula Sr. John was a retired Automobile Salesman for Rohrich Cadillac and a U.S. Marine Corp. veteran of the Korean Conflict. Beloved husband of the late Roseann "Cookie" Harbula and Shirley Sullivan.

 
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Russell “Russ” Daniel Jackson, Jr.

January 29, 2016 |

Published By Willig Funeral Home - Cremation Services | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Cremation Services

Russell “Russ” Daniel Jackson, Jr., age 76, of Pittsburgh, passed away on Tuesday, January 26, 2016, at home under Family Hospice & Palliative Care, with his wife by his side. He was born April 6, 1939, in the Frog Town (East Liberty) section of Pittsburgh, to Russell Sr. and Geraldine (Campbell) Jackson. The eldest of six children, he was educated in the Pittsburgh Public School system. From birth, he was an avid sports fan and participant. In his youth, he played baseball for Peabody High School, from which he graduated in 1956, also with a city traveling all-star team, and excelled to the point of garnering a tryout with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

 
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Olga Kensky

January 28, 2016 |

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

Olga (Perich) Kensky, 87, of Clairton, passed away on Thursday, January 28, 2016 in Lawson Nursing Home, Jefferson Hills. She was a retired sales clerk for the former G.C. Murphy Company and member of St Clare of Assisi Parish, both in Clairton. 

 
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Ronald A. Lasich

January 28, 2016 |

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

A loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend: Ronald A. Lasich, age 77 of Jefferson Hills, passed away on Tuesday, January 26, 2016.  Born October 1, 1938 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Andrew and Patricia (Majetic) Lasich.

 
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Joseph Gary Schork

January 28, 2016 |

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

Joseph Gary Schork, 34, of North Irwin, passed away unexpectedly at home on Tuesday, January 26, 2016. He was born November 3, 1981 in Jeannette was the son of Gary and Sharon Keeler Schork of Jeannette. He worked for UPS and was a member of The Youngwood Sportsman's Association. Joseph was an avid hunter and fisherman. Joseph loved football and going to hunting camp in Cameron County.

 
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Mary Scalzo

January 28, 2016 |

Published By Willig Funeral Home - Cremation Services | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Cremation Services

Mary Scalzo, age 82, of McKeesport, died January 26, 2016, at riverside Nursing Center. Born February 14, 1933, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Guglielmo and Maria Teresa (Gigliotti) Scalzo.
Mary worked as a travel agent until retirement.
She is survived by a nephew, David Makar of Santa Rosa, CA; 2 great nieces, Maxine (Angel) Cote of McKeesport and Amanda Makar of Greensburg.

 
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Joseph “Joey” Zavalydriga

January 28, 2016 |

Published By Willig Funeral Home - Cremation Services | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Cremation Services

Joseph “Joey” Zavalydriga, age 61, of McKeesport, died at his home on Jan. 25, 2016. Born July 31, 1954, in Wilkinsburg, he was the son of Donna (Carouthers) Egenlauf and the son of the late Michael Egenlauf. He was the husband of the late Denise (Yeager McCully) Zavalydriga.
Joe was a truck driver for most of his life, having worked for Casturo Iron & Metal, John F. Scott Co and for himself, Joe Zavalydriga Trucking. He had also worked for Ryco, Inc. and Mon-Valley Recycling Center.

 
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George Mitchell Blazowich

January 28, 2016 |

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

George Mitchell Blazowich, 66 of Penn Township, passed away Tuesday, January 26, 2016. He was born April 1, 1949 in Westmoreland City, a son of the late George and Julia (Cellio) Blazowich. He was an industrial appliance repairman for over 45 years and attended the Heritage Baptist Church in Jeanette.

 
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John “Skip” F. Davies

January 27, 2016 |

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

 John “Skip” F. Davies, 72 of North Huntingdon, passed away on Monday, January 25, 2016. He was born October 12, 1943 in McKeesport, a son of the late John D. and Francis Ann (Clark) Davies. He was an Army veteran that worked as a truck driver for over 40 years and was a member of the Elizabeth Township Ex-Serviceman’s Association where he served as a board member.

 
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Pearl Lefkovitz Cohen

January 27, 2016 |

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

Pearl Lefkovitz Cohen, 98, of Beatty Pointe Village in Monroeville, died Tuesday, January 26, 2016 in Mt. Vernon of Elizabeth. She was born April 15, 1917 in Pittsburgh and was the daughter of the late Louis and Rose Alex Lefkovitz who were both born in Szrensk, Poland, and immigrated to Pittsburgh. She was the wife of the late Edward R. Cohen. She is survived by her sons, Gary (Jackie) Cohen of Mt. Lebanon and Richard (Gretchen) Cohen of Elizabeth Township, grandchildren, Robyn Cohen (David) Brown, Matthew Cohen, Sarah Cohen, Rachel (David Isacco) Cohen, and Adam Cohen, great-grandchildren, Abigayle and Parker Brown and Victoria Cohen.

 
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Timothy "Slim" Erin Fresh

January 27, 2016 |

Published By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Timothy “Slim” Erin Fresh, 32, of Monongahela, passed away at home on Saturday, January 23, 2016. He was born April 4, 1983 to Bryon Noulder and the late Tammi Fresh. He was the loving fiancée of Michele Fuehrer, and father to two daughters, Rylee and Raegan Fresh, all of Monongahela.

 
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Margaret Pilarcik

January 27, 2016 |

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

Margaret (Vincent) Pilarcik, 90, of Elizabeth Township, passed away on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 in John J. Kane Regional Center, McKeesport. 

 
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Rose Ann Kalkbrenner

January 27, 2016 |

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

Rose Ann Kalkbrenner, age 68, of Baldwinsville, New York, formerly of McKeesport, died Jan. 25, 2016.

 
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Mary K. Sivak

January 26, 2016 |

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

Mary K. Sivak, age 59 of Liberty Borough, died Jan. 25, 2016.

 
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James E. Thompson, Jr.

January 26, 2016 |

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

James E. Thompson, Jr., 85, of West Mifflin, passed away on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at home. He was a retired pipefitter for Power Piping in West Mifflin and also retired from Carnegie Natural Gas Company.

 
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ANTHONY "TONY" W. MARSICO

January 26, 2016 |

Published By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

ANTHONY "TONY" W. MARSICO, 66 of Glassport, most recently of Lower Burrell, died Jan. 22, 2016.  He is the son of the late John and Shirley (Hughes) Marsico.  He is survived by sisters Kathleen (Henry) Buczynski of McKeesport, Sandra (Richard) Dyer of Bradenton, FL,  Luann Weisenburg of Inwood, WV and Shirley Jeanne (Gary) Beard of Bradenton, FL; brother John (Des) Marsico of Oklahoma City, OK; nieces Andrea, Sarah and Alyssa; nephews Eric, Josh, Kyle and Jacob, also aunt Theresa Marsico of Jeannette; childhood friends, Sandy Nolfi (whose husband, Rusty, died on Jan. 5) and Linda Lesnak; also numerous cousins.
 
Tony was a curator at Bayernhof Museum in O'Hara Twp.  He had a piano and tuning restoration business in Glassport and Charlotte, NC; was a Lionel train enthusiast, collecting trains since he was a small child and was an avid reader. Tony also attended Mt. Aloysius College in Cresson, Pa and was a Navy veteran during the Vietnam War. 
 
Friends will be received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport, Sat. 2-4 and 6-8.  A funeral blessing will be held Sat. at 2:30 pm in the funeral home with Rev. Wojcicki.
 
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to either the American Cancer Society or Cancer Care Center, 4117 Liberty Ave. Pgh 15224, attn; Rebecca Whitlinger.
 

Merle E. Campbell

January 25, 2016 |

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

Merle E. Campbell, 88, of White Oak, died Monday, Jan. 25, 2016.

 
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Steve Katrenic

January 25, 2016 |

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

Steve Katrenic, age 93 of Versailles and formerly of Port Vue and North Huntingdon, passed away on Friday, January 22, 2016 in Mt. Vernon of Elizabeth.  Born May 16, 1922 in Port Vue, he was a son of the late Steve Katrenic, Sr. and Susan (Wargo) Katrenic.  A retired raker for Trumbull Corporation and a member of St. Mark's Parish, Steve was a World War II Veteran of the US Navy. 

 
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Louis A. Shaw

January 25, 2016 |

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

Louis A. Shaw, 69, of White Oak, died peacefully surrounded by his family on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016.

 
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Raymond J. Coval

January 25, 2016 |

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

Raymond J. Coval, 91, of White Oak, died Friday, Jan. 22, 2016.

 
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Vincent J. Villi

January 25, 2016 |

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

Vincent J. Villi, 91, of Irwin, died at home Friday January 22, 2016. He was born August 12, 1924 in Wilkinsburg, a son of the late Dominic James and Mary Teresa (Arena) Villi and was also preceded in death by his wife Dolores E. (Willett) Villi, brothers, sisters, and a grandson. He retired as the owner of the Odds and Ends Shoppe, Irwin. He started his working career as a manager for Holland Furnace Co., Buffalo, NY, then returned to the area as a partner of Parkway Furnace & Supply, Glassport, and then owned and operated Sam’s Auto Sales of McKeesport.

 
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Betty Mae Helmick

January 25, 2016 |

Published By Willig Funeral Home - Cremation Services | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Cremation Services

Betty Mae Helmick, age 83, of Glassport, died January 23, 2016, at John J. Kane Regional Medical Center. Born May 20, 1932, in Petersburg, WV, she was the daughter of the late Theodore and Beulah (Shreves) Simmons and the wife of the late William Harrison Helmick.
Betty dedicated her life to caring for her family. She was a devoted Christian and lifelong member of the Glassport Assembly of God Church, where she was the former treasurer. She loved to bake and make homemade soups. Betty would open her home and heart to anyone that she touched in her life.

 
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Carol J. Coccia

January 24, 2016 |

Published By Willig Funeral Home - Cremation Services | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Cremation Services

Carol J. Coccia, age 69, of Elizabeth Twp., formerly of White Oak, died January 21, 2016, at UPMC McKeesport Hospital. Born March 16, 1946, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Josephine (Sowa) Heveker and the wife of Samuel G. Coccia, Sr.
Carol retired as a travel agent from the former Cosmopolitan Agency and she was the secretary at Larry’s Hotel in McKeesport. She attended the Greenock United Methodist Church. She was a McKeesport Majorette Drill Team Aid and the President of the Greenock Elementary PTA and she was a volunteer for the Greater Pittsburgh Soap Box Derby for many years. She was the best friend and grandmother you could ever ask for.

 
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Leslie William "Coby" Beresford

January 24, 2016 |

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

Leslie William "Coby" Beresford, 64, of Monongahela, died Saturday, January 23, 2016 at home. He was born August 18, 1951 in Charleroi and was the son of the late Leslie R. Beresford and the late Josephine Roberts Beresford Kaminsky. He was the husband of the late Linda B. Beresford who died September 20, 2009. Leslie was a member of the Riverview Baptist Church in New Eagle and the Victory Hill Social Club. He was a USMC Veteran and served from 1969-71. He enjoyed NASCAR Racing, Car Shows and Motorcycles. Leslie was an auto mechanic and had worked for Speedy Muffler King in McKeesport and Penn Hills.

 
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Paul Joseph Pociask

January 23, 2016 |

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

Paul Joseph Pociask, 78, of Elizabeth Township, died Friday, January 22, 2016. He was born August 31, 1937 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Paul F. and late Margaret Polak Pociask. He was a member of Central Highlands Community United Methodist Church in Elizabeth Township, White Oak American Legion Post 701, Versailles Croatian Club, Eleventh Ward Welfare Association, Elizabeth Township Ex-serviceman's Association, Polish Alliance # 352, Blaine Hill Fire Co. Club, East McKeesport F & AM Lodge 765, Turner's, and the Central Vol. Fire Co. where he served as Lieutenant.

 
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Thomas J. Gambal

January 23, 2016 |

Published By Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home | Posted in: Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home

THOMAS J. GAMBAL, 73, died Jan. 22, 2016.  He is the son of Helen (Suchta) Gambal and thelate Joseph Gambal.  He is survived by his wife Carolyn (Sikora) Gambal; son Eric Gambal; brother Donald (Grace) Gambal of Parma, OH; aunt, uncle, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Tom was a member of Holy Trinity Church.  A memorial mass will be celebrated at Holy Trinity Church at a later date.

Funeral arrangement by Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne.

 

George D. McAtee Jr.

January 22, 2016 |

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

George D. McAtee Jr., 90, of North Huntingdon, died Thursday, January 21, 2016 at home. He was born March 14, 1925 in McKeesport and was the son of the late George D. McAtee Sr. and the late Catherine M. Bauerschmidt McAtee. He was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church in North Huntingdon and White Oak American Legion. George was proprietor of the George D. McAtee Co., and was a WWII Veteran serving in the USMC in the Asiatic Pacific Theatre.

 
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Sheila Dolores Smith-Perrino

January 22, 2016 |

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

Sheila Dolores Smith-Perrino (68) born in Homewood, PA July 8, 1947 died in her home with her family around her. Sheila's lively, upbeat & happy spirit left a mark on all who met her & loved her. She leaves behind her husband Nicholas Perrino, her daughter Lori Huemme Diaz & her son Thomas Huemme Jr. along with 6 grandchildren.

 
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Gregory A. Kaminski

January 22, 2016 |

Published By Willig Funeral Home - Cremation Services | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Cremation Services

Gregory A. Kaminski, age 53 of McKeesport, passed away January 21, 2016 at UPMC McKeesport. Born August 6, 1962 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Ronald and Jean (Booth) Kaminski. Greg was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan and enjoyed playing video games. He will be missed dearly by his siblings and extended family.

 
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Beatrice "Bea" Kifer

January 22, 2016 |

Published By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Beatrice P. "Bea" Kifer, 92, of Glassport, passed away Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, at UPMC McKeesport. She was born Feb. 11, 1923, in Vindex, Md., to the late Howard and Lulu Simms Knox. Bea was the loving wife of the late Lloyd Kifer, who passed away in 1981.

 
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Albert P. Oeler Jr.

January 22, 2016 |

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

Albert P. Oeler, of West Mifflin, died Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016. Well, this was bound to happen. So if you're reading this, you know my status of living has changed. I was born Wednesday, Oct. 9, 1918, in Nick Lee Hollow along the Thompson Run Creek in the City of Duquesne. I was the first-born son of Albert and Veronica (Weber) Oeler. My grandparents were John and Elizabeth (Sonderegger) Oeler and Joseph and Theresa (Goldbach) Weber.

 
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Joe Cecil Dougherty, Jr.

January 21, 2016 |

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

Written by Joe's family: 

Betsy, I left you today January 16, 2016, I wish I could have stayed.  We had an amazing life together and I know I will always be in your heart.

 
 
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Robert E. Butz

January 21, 2016 |

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

Robert E. Butz, 78, of Charleroi, passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2016. He was born November 12, 1937 in Greensburg and was the son of the late F. Emmett Butz and the late Eleanor May Cline Butz. Robert served in the United States Air Force and was a graduate of the Potomac State College of West Virginia University. He was a retired Manager for the Authority of The Borough of Charleroi. He is survived by his wife, Judy A. Shively Butz, son, James Robert "Rob" (Jamie) Butz of Belle Vernon, daughter, Tracy Stablein of Monongahela, brother, John (Judy) Butz of Arizona, and sister, Carol (Richard) Patterson of Youngstown.

 
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Theodore R. Potersnak

January 21, 2016 |

Published By Willig Funeral Home - Cremation Services | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Cremation Services

Theodore R. Potersnak, 75, of Liberty Borough, died Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016, at Jefferson Hills Manor. Born June 22, 1940, in Liberty Borough, he was the son of the late Michael and Anna (Ulich) Potersnak. Theodore was an Army veteran, serving during Vietnam. He is survived by nephews, Paul (Sue) Potersnak, of Port Vue, Steven Potersnak, of Austin, Texas, Richard Potersnak, of Austin, Texas, Joseph Dora, of Howard, Colo., and Robert Dora, of Elizabeth; great-nephew and godson, Robert Potersnak, of Brentwood; great-niece, Faythe Potersnak, of White Oak; and also survived by Kelly George, of North Braddock; and many other great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.

 
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Anne C. Dzurko

January 20, 2016 |

Published By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

ANNE C. DZURKO, 97 of Glassport died Jan. 20, 2016.  She is the daughte of the late George and Maria (Kachur) Basarab.  Wife of the late William T. Dzurko, Sr.  Mother of Mary (Tom) Mahoney of Poolesville, MD, William (Celeste) Dzurko, Jr. of Elizabeth and Thomas (Linda) Dzurko of El Paso, TX; grandmother of David, John, Carolyn, Daniel and Michael; also beloved nieces and nephews.

 
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James C. "Jim" Shull

January 20, 2016 |

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

James C. Shull, Sr. age 85, of North Huntingdon, formerly of McKeesport died on January 20, 2016.  Born May 23, 1930 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Carl L. and Margaret (McClintock) (Shull) Lynce and the husband of Shirley (Slusser) Shull.  Jim was a letter carrier with the U.S. Post Office in McKeesport for 40 years and was also a guard at CCAC in West Mifflin for 22 years.  He belonged to the McKeesport Masonic Lodge 375, where he received his 50 year pin.  He also was a member of Christ U.M.C. of North Huntingdon, where he was a Charter Member and a past deacon.  In addition to his wife Shirley, he is survived by children, James Shull, Jr. of McKeesport and Karen (James, Jr.) Wetzler of Canandaigua, NY; cousins, Myra and Jon.  He was preceded in death by aunts, uncles, and cousins.  Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Friday from 2-8 p.m.  A funeral service will be Saturday, 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Pastor Eric Dennis will officiate.  Burial will follow at Richland Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Christ U.M.C. of North Huntingdon at 2800 Coulterville Rd, McKeesport, PA 15131.  Condolences may be left at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 
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Robert Faulkner

January 20, 2016 |

Published By Willig Funeral Home - Cremation Services | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Cremation Services

Robert Faulkner, IV, age 51 of Emsworth, passed away January 19, 2016 at his residence. Born May 30, 1964 in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late Robert Faulkner, III and Alice (Karr) Faulkner. Robert worked for over 10 years at Hausler Roofing. He enjoyed golfing and always looked forward to spending time with his family. He is survived by his children, Robert Faulkner, Brandi McLennan, and Benjamin Faulkner; grandchildren, CiraBella McLennan, GiaBella Rose Faulkner, and Cylas Faulkner; siblings, Laura, Thomas, Brian, Alice, and Eric; and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service to celebrate Robert’s life will be held at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to Willig Funeral Home & Crematory.

 

Anna Damico

January 19, 2016 |

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

Anna Damico, age 102 of North Versailles died January 18, 2016 at UPMC East, Monroeville of an aortic aneurysm. She was born March 16, 1913 in North Braddock. Anna was a member of St. Bellamine Church in East Mckeesport. She was the widow of August who passed away in 1996, mother of the late Rudy Kardos who passed away in 2010.

 
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James M. Tullius

January 19, 2016 |

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

James M. Tullius, age 60, passed away surrounded by his loving wife and children on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 in Cumming, GA after battling cancer.  Formerly of Crystal Beach, FL, Jim was born in McKeesport in 1955 and grew up in Clairton.  

 
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Linda L. (Wampler) Smith

January 19, 2016 |

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

 Linda L. (Wampler) Smith, 69 of North Huntingdon, passed away on Saturday, January 16, 2016. She was born August 7, 1946 in Trafford, a daughter of the late Elmer and Dorothy (Loutsenhizer) Wampler. She was a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church in Irwin and taught elementary classes for over 30 years in the Norwin School system. She is survived by her sons Bryan Smith (Julie Garber) of Cincinnati, Ohio and Brad (Kristy) Smith of Scottdale; grandchildren Gracie, Jack, Liam and Brady; sister Nancy (John) Behr of Canton, Michigan; and many nieces and nephews.

 
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Donald George Acalotto

January 19, 2016 |

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

 Donald George Acalotto, 84 of North Huntingdon, passed away Sunday, January 17, 2016. He was born November 19, 1931 in Irwin, a son of the late Dominic and Aurora (Marsiglio) Acalotto. He was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in North Huntingdon, the Knights of Columbus, the Italian Club, Irwin VFW, the Fairmont Hahntown Fire Hall and the Irwin Moose where he was the bar manager for over 10 years.

 
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Mary Anne Sekely

January 19, 2016 |

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

Mary Anne Sekely, 63, of West Mifflin, died Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. She was born Oct. 11, 1952, in Pittsburgh, daughter of the late Vincent and Marie (Hammond) Hammer. She was a bookkeeper at Iron City Uniform Rental. She was a member of St. Joseph Church, Duquesne, and former member of the Confraternity of Christian Mothers and Guild. She was a moderator for the former youth group at St. Joseph Church. She was very proud that all three of her sons had served in the military. She was the beloved wife of the late Frank W. Sekely; mother of Frank Sekely, of West Mifflin, Theresa Sekely, of West Mifflin, Joseph (Cristin) Sekely, of Monroeville, and Thomas (Christy) Sekely, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; grandmother of Dawsen Hudson, Josiah Sekely, Kaiden Sekely, Emma Sekely, Rylan Sekely, Sylas Sekely, Falyn Sekely and Shelby Sekely; and sister of Vincent (Kathleen) Hammer, of Mt. Lebanon, and Eileen (James) Ondish, of North Huntingdon.
Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, in MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME INC., 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300, William B. Schleifer, supervisor, William Brian Schleifer, funeral director. A blessing service will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, at the funeral home, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph Church. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Pittsburgh.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family.