Donald R. Douglass

February 28, 2016 |

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

DONALD R. DOUGLASS, 83, of West Mifflin, died Feb. 27, 2016.  He is the son of the late Edgar and Marjorie Douglass and husband of the late Elsie (Stephenson) Douglass.  He is survived by his children Dawn (George) Kostik of MD, Rodney Douglass of Belle Vernon and Wendy (David) Kennedy of West Mifflin; grandchildren Rachel, Rodney, Luke, Matthew and Logen; brothers Kenneth Douglass of GA and Thomas Douglass of Port Vue; sister Alice Irwin of FL; also nieces and nephews.

 
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Robert J. Cunningham

February 28, 2016 |

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

ROBERT J. CUNNINGHAM, 84 of Duquesne, died Feb. 27, 2016.  He is the son of the late Charles and Mabel (James) Cunningham.  Beloved husband of Beverly (Berta) Cunningham.  He is survived by his children Jim (Lisa) Cunningham of Westview, Nancy (Ken) Douglass of West Mifflin and Cathy (Ed) Moody of West Mifflin; grandchildren Anthony and Robbie Douglass and Brandon and Jonathan Moody; brother Charles (Suzie) Cunningham of West Mifflin.  He was preceded in death by his sister Jane Veres and brother Donnie Cunningham.

 
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Evelyn Pearl Moreman

February 28, 2016 |

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

Evelyn Pearl Moreman, 93, of McKeesport, formerly of North Versailles, died Saturday, February 27, 2016. She was born May 5, 1922 in Pittsburgh and was the daughter of the late George and Gladys Fisher Watt. She was the wife of the late Dean Moreman who died April 25, 1990. Evelyn was a retired telephone operator and had worked for the former Bell Telephone Company. She had also worked for the munitions factory in Lawrenceville during WWII.

 
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Kathleen Marie Whitman

February 27, 2016 |

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

Kathleen Marie Whitman, 62, of Glassport, formerly of Clairton, passed away at home on Friday, February 26, 2016.

 
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Eleanor A. Lepsch

February 27, 2016 |

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

Eleanor A. Lepsch, 79, of Coulters, died Friday, February 26, 2016. She was born July 9, 1936 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Michael and Anna Skalanchan Valecko. She was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church of Boston and was also a member and president of the Coulters Ladies Auxiliary. She was a 1954 graduate of McKeesport High School and was very involved with the reunion committee.

 
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Jane A. Bond

February 27, 2016 |

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

Jane A. Bond, age 92, of McKeesport, formerly of White Oak, died February 24, 2016. Born January 28, 1924, in Hostetter, Pa, she was the daughter of the late Egidio and Theresa Patch, and the wife of the late Richard C. Bond.
Arrangements were entrusted to Willig Funeral Home & Crematory.

 

Mary Lou (Phillips) Lopretto

February 27, 2016 |

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

Mary Lou (Phillips) Lopretto, age 86, of Port Vue, died Feb. 25, 2016, at Mount Vernon of Elizabeth. Born July 9, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Thelma (Ferguson) Phillips. Mary Lou was married for 62 years to Bernard J. Lopretto, Sr, who died Aug. 28, 2010.
Mary Lou was a member of Port Vue United Methodist Church. She was active in the FOD Ladies Group, Chancel Choir, and Good Samaritan Food Pantry.

 
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Joseph Hayden

February 27, 2016 |

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

Joseph Hayden, 94, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, February 24, 2016. He was born January 29, 1922 in North Versailles, a son of the late Theodore and Anna (Zekrac) Hayden and was also preceded in death by a grandson Matthew Hayden; and his siblings Nick Hayden and Mildred Yusko. Joseph was a retired employee of Westinghouse Air Brake Company, Wilmerding and was a WWII veteran serving in the U.S. Army.

 
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Peggy Eleanor (Rowland) Bupp

February 27, 2016 |

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

Peggy Eleanor (Rowland) Bupp, 91, of North Versailles passed away on Wednesday February 24, 2016. She was born June 15, 1924 in New Castle, a daughter of the late Howard Flynn and Margaret May (Walls) Rowland. She was an active member of the Highland Gove United Methodist Church, Hilltoppers Club, Century Club, and the North Versailles bingo crew. She was an avid fisherwoman and “Lady of the Lake” at Lake O’ Woods Club, West Virginia.

 
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Ernest Robert McGinty, Sr.

February 27, 2016 |

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

Ernest Robert McGinty, Sr., 72, of North Versailles died Wednesday February 24, 2016. He was born September 18, 1943 in Port Vue and was the son of the late Vincent and Esther Olson McGinty. He was retired from A.J. Demor and Sons and had previously worked for the Limbaugh Co. Ernest was a US Army Veteran and had served in Germany during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Port Vue American Legion and the Pitcairn-Monroeville Sportsman's Club, Inc.

 
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Diane E. "Doe Doe" (Runion) McKivitz

February 26, 2016 |

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

Diane E. "Doe Doe" (Runion) McKivitz, age 65 of Clairton, passed away on Thursday, February 25, 2016 in Jefferson Hospital.  Born July 3, 1950 in Waynesburg, she was the daughter of the late George B. and Elaine Beatrice (Hughes) Runion. 

 
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Alice Phillips

February 26, 2016 |

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

Alice (Metzler) Phillips, age 74 of Little River, SC  and formerly of White Oak, passed away suddenly and peacefully at home on Thursday, February 25, 2016 with her loving husband Ed Phillips by her side.  Born May 4, 1941 in West Mifflin, she was a daughter of the late Alice Mae (Hallas) and Charles Metzler and enjoyed riding and traveling with her husband on their Harley's. 

 
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Mildred Burtnett

February 26, 2016 |

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

Mildred Burtnett, 101, of Orange, CT and formerly of Clark, NJ, Ocala, FL, North

Huntingdon and White Oak, PA passed away on February 24, 2016 at CT Hospice

in Branford, CT.

Born in McKeesport, PA, in 1914, to Walter and Mary (Volk) Schoeller, Mildred

attended Bryn Mawr and McKeesport Public Schools and graduated from Slippery

Rock University with a teaching certificate. She taught elementary school children

in Lincoln and White Oak schools for almost 30 years.

After retiring, Mildred was a volunteer with Meals on Wheels; RSVP (Retired

Senior Volunteer Program); WPS (Widowed Persons Service); The

Intergenerational Literacy Program; Greenbriar Nursing Home and the Peck Place

Elementary School Library.

 
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Robert W. Patton

February 25, 2016 |

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

ROBERT W. PATTON, 83, of Jefferson Hills, formerly of Eastmont, died Feb. 25, 2016.  He is the son of the late William and Ruth (Warrick) Patton and husband of the late Frances (Petrosky) Patton.  He is survived by his daughter Tracey (Ray Kennell) Totedo of Elizabeth and son Robert "Randy" Patton of Churchill; Son-in-Law Frank Cardamone of Apollo; grandchildren Karie, Frankie, Peter, Dominick, Victor, Anthony, Mario,  Randy Jr., Tony, Justin, Morgan and Gabrielle; 15 great grandchildren; sister Liz Pavlik of North Hills.  He was preceded in death by his daughter Laura Lee Cardamone and brothers Billy and Tom Patton.

 
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Mary “Merka” Lehman Brentzel

February 25, 2016 |

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

Mary “Merka” Lehman Brentzel, 87, of North Huntingdon, died at home Tuesday February 23, 2016. She was born October 31, 1928 in McKeesport a daughter of the late George and Ann (Buber) Lehman and was also preceded in death by her husband of sixty three years, Conrad “Coonie” Brentzel and a son Jay C. Brentzel. She was a waitress at the former Howard Johnson’s Restaurant on the Pennsylvania Turnpike and also was a former employee of SpeeD Mart in North Irwin.

 
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Theodore R. "Ted" Barker

February 24, 2016 |

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

Theodore R. "Ted" Barker, 85, formerly of Duquesne, died peacefully, Tuesday, February 23, 2016, at the Southwestern Nursing Center. Born June 26, 1930 in Duquesne. Son of the late Albert and Janet (Smith) Barker. Mr. Barker was a member of Christ the Light of the World Parish, Duquesne and a proud US Navy Veteran serving for over 25 years including the Korean Conflict. Mr. Barker was a founding member of the Duquesne Auxiliary Police, the Duquesne Little League and Pony League.

 
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George J. Bubanic

February 24, 2016 |

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

George J. Bubanic, age 86, of McKeesport, formerly of Port Vue, died February 22, 2016, at UPMC McKeesport. Born June 22, 1929, in Port Vue, he was the son of the late Goerge J. and Anne (Pancurak) Bubanic and the husband of Loretta (Mesko) Bubanic.

 
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Nomikos "Mickey" D. Patellis

February 23, 2016 |

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

Nomikos "Mickey" D. Patellis, 85, formerly of Blaine Hill, passed away on Sunday, February 21, 2016 in Jefferson Hospital. Retired, after 46 years of service, as a chemical lab technician for U.S. Steel, Clairton Works, he was a member of St. Anthony Greek Orthodox Church in Clairton, a 50 year member of Stephen Bayard Lodge #526 in Elizabeth and Air Force veteran of the Korean War.

 
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Madelyn Marie Stanton

February 23, 2016 |

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

Madelyn Marie Stanton, 98, of Boston, died Monday, February 22, 2016 at home. She was born December 7, 1917 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Thomas Hibbs and the late Francis Wilson Hibbs Lattimer. She was the wife of the late George H. Stanton who died May 22, 1973. She was a member of the Greenock United Methodist Church and was the organist there for many years. Madelyn was also the organist for 50 years for the First Presbyterian Church of Glassport and was pianist for the West Side United Methodist Church Bible School.

 
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Robert C. Shaw

February 23, 2016 |

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

Robert C. Shaw, 87, of Mount Vernon, died Saturday, February 20, 2016 at home. He was born December 23, 1928 in Duquesne and was the son of the late Ira Dayne and June Cunningham Shaw. Robert was a member of Mount Vernon Community Presbyterian Church and was proprietor of Allegheny Insurance Agency, Sentry Realty Company, and Allegheny Tax Service. He was the former owner of Shrader Veterinary Hospital.

 
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Darlene Jean Thorp

February 23, 2016 |

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

Darlene Jean Thorp, 75, of McKeesport, passed away Sunday, February 21, 2016 at Kane Regional Center, McKeesport.  She was born July 19, 1940 in Wilkinsburg, PA, a daughter of the late John and Bertha Thorp.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Robert Stewart.  She is survived  her four sons, John, Richard, Gary, and Charles (Carla) Blon; 10 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, on Friday from 4-5 p.m.  followed by a memorial service.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the White Oak Animal Shelter, Lincoln Way, PA.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

Janet D. Widel Finney

February 22, 2016 |

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

Janet D. Widel Finney, age 79, of West Mifflin, died February 20,2016, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Born June 18, 1936, in New Castle, she was the daughter of the late Howard and Edith (Palmer) Widel.
Janet was retired from Sam’s Club, where she worked in the demonstration department and she will be deeply missed by all her fellow employees.

 
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The Rev. Canon Richard Joseph Hardman

February 21, 2016 |

Published By Editor | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

The Reverend Canon Richard Joseph Hardman passed away in Stuart, FL on January 28, 2016 at the age of 93. Dick, known most affectionately as Papa, was born on May 6, 1922 to Joseph and Violet Ivy Brownhill Hardman in Pittsburgh, PA. On his 18th birthday, Papa enlisted in the US Navy and served as a naval aviator flying TBF Avenger torpedo bombers from aircraft carriers in the Atlantic during WWII.

 
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Anne K. (Vukovich) (Kerklo) Wittress

February 21, 2016 |

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

Anne K. (Vukovich) (Kerklo) Wittress, age 101 of Spring Hill, FL, formerly of Port Vue, died February 18, 2016 in Florida. Born February 8, 1915 in Penobscot, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Rose (Evanovich) Vukovich and wife of the late William Wittress and Frank Kerklo. Anne loved to read. Sometimes she would read up to 3 newspapers a day and even reread them. She worked at a tin plate mill when she was younger and was an original Rosie Riveter. Later she would go on to work for Zotter’s Bakery.

 
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John I. Griser

February 21, 2016 |

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

John I. Griser, 75, of Versailles, died Thursday, February 18, 2016. He was born January 8, 1941 in Pitcairn, a son of the late Arthur L. and Irma A. (Scott) Griser and was also preceded in death by his siblings Agnes Olesky, Arthur E., Harry M., Joseph, and James E. Griser. He was a former employee of the Winchester Room, North Versailles and enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren.

 
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Gerda Kvasnak

February 21, 2016 |

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

Gerda (Schwarz) Kvasnak, 81, of Elizabeth, passed away on Saturday, February 20, 2016 in Mt. Vernon of Elizabeth. She was a former saleswoman at Elizabeth Milling, a member of Ascension of Our Lord Byzantine Catholic Church in Clairton and the S.N.P.J. Club in Herminie.

 
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Howard W. Prezel

February 20, 2016 |

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

Howard W. Prezel, age 97, of Dravosburg, died February 20, 2016. He was born in Pittsburgh on September 25, 1918 and is the son of the late Charles and Emma Jones Prezel. Howard was the loving husband of the late Margaret Herreran Prezel. He worked as a sign painter at Helderlein Signs and was an employee of Haines Supermarket. He was also a proud member of Corpus Christi church.

 
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Betty J. Perich

February 19, 2016 |

Published By Jennifer S. Jordan Funeral Home | Posted in: Jennifer S. Jordan Funeral Home

Betty J. Perich, of Pleasant Hills, formerly of Port Vue, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016. She was born Oct. 26, 1932, in McKeesport, and was the daughter of the late Andrew and Mary White Schaffner. Betty was preceded in death by her husband, the late Michael Perich. She is survived by her daughter, Michele (Lyle) Washowich, of Pleasant Hills; grandsons, Michael and Samuel Washowich; sisters, Rose Supansic, of McKeesport, and Helen Krajacic, of Liberty Borough; and several nieces and nephews. Betty was preceded in death by her siblings, Goldie Nagy, Mary Grommo, William “Jumbo” Schaffner and Dolores Wedel. Betty retired as an administrative assistant with U.S. Steelworks Union and Legend Pharmacies in Pittsburgh. She was a member of St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church and it’s Young at Hearts, Kolo and Sisterhood and also the Red Hat Society. Friends will be received from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday at the JENNIFER S. JORDAN FUNERAL HOME INC., White Oak, where a Pomen service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday followed by a funeral service at 11:00 a.m. in St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church with the Very Rev. Stevan Rocknage officiating. Interment will follow in McKeesport & Versailles Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Sava Church Renovation Fund, 901 Hartman St., McKeesport, PA 15132. 

 

Helen J. Medved

February 19, 2016 |

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

Helen J. Medved, age 89 of Clairton, passed away on Thursday, February 18, 2016 in John J. Kane Regional Center in McKeesport.  Born July 18, 1926 in Clairton, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Elizabeth (Carr) Chaputa.

 
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Betty J. Fern

February 19, 2016 |

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

Betty J. Fern, age 87 of Dravosburg, formerly of McKeesport, died February 17, 2016 at UPMC McKeesport. Born March 21, 1928 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Edwin and Ruth (Cowan) Norgren, and beloved wife of the late Verden A. Fern, Jr. Betty is survived by her children, Edward L. Fern of Dravosburg, Linda R. Turner of McKeesport, and Laurel J. Patterson of Emlenton, PA; grandchildren, Ruth, Nathan, and Hannah; great-grandson, Aiden; siblings, Naomi Gates, Christina Hensler, Donna Yakovich, and Carol Istuanik; also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

 
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Warren M. Davis

February 19, 2016 |

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

Warren M. Davis, age 63 of McKeesport, died February 15, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family. Born September 2, 1952 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Jack H. Davis and Ruby G. Sears, and beloved husband of Kathy (Guy) Davis. Warren honorably served in the US Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. Following his military service, he worked as a machine operator for CSX Railroad, where he retired from after many years of service. 

 
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Katherine M. Clohessy

February 19, 2016 |

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

Katherine M. Clohessy, age 91, died on February 17, 2016 at her home at Redstone Highlands in North Huntingdon. She was born on January 7, 1925, in Oliver, PA, daughter of the late Leon and Jessie Slack. She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, John F. Clohessy, Jr. and her brothers Leon and George Slack. Katherine lived all of her life in Irwin, PA, a town she dearly loved.

 
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Rachel Leah Carulli

February 18, 2016 |

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

Rachel Leah Carulli, 41, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at home. She was born March 25, 1974 in McKeesport. She is survived by her loving parents, Richard T. Carulli, Sr. and Mary Arabia Carulli , sister, Renee' (Shawn) Ank and brother, Richard T. (Jannette) Carulli, Jr., of Elizabeth Township, nephew, Matthew Ank, nieces, Sarah Ank, Addison Carulli, and Danniella Carulli, a uncle, aunts, and many cousins.

 
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Frank C. Chovan

February 18, 2016 |

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

Frank C. Chovan, age 97, of Lincoln Boro, passed away on Thursday, February 18, 2016 in Mt. Vernon of Elizabeth. He was a retired steelworker with U.S. Steel, Clairton Works and member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth Township and East Monongahela Sportsmen's Club.

 
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Walter C. Slonaker, Jr.

February 18, 2016 |

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

Walter C. Slonaker, Jr., age 88, of Jefferson Hills, passed away on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 in HCR ManorCare, Whitehall. He was a retired milkman for Schneider's Dairy in Brentwood, member of Olivet United Presbyterian Church of West Elizabeth and Navy veteran of World War II. 

 
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Marlyn L. Tison

February 18, 2016 |

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

MARLYN L. TISON, 82 of West Mifflin, died Feb. 17, 2016.  She is the daughter of the late Wallace and Anne (Jakes) Tison.  She is survived by her daughter Cheryl (Mark) Dausey of South Park; grandchildren Amy (Jim) McCloskey of Clairton and Steven Dausey of Indiana County and brother Ronald Barncord of Elrama.  Marlyn was preceded in death by her grandson Kevin Dausey and brother Dwane Barncord.

Funeral arrangements by Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport.

 

John H. Hobaugh Jr.

February 18, 2016 |

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

John H. Hobaugh Jr., 77, of North Irwin, died at home Wednesday February 17, 2016. He was born November 21, 1938 in Galeton, Potter County, a son of the late John H. and Deloris L. (Roberts) Hobaugh. John was a retired employee of Westinghouse Airbrake Co., Wilmerding, and also a former employee of Pittsburgh Corning, Plum. He was a former member of First United Methodist Church, Irwin and enjoyed music especially classical and classic country.

 
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Irma C. Futural

February 18, 2016 |

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

Irma C. Futural, age 86 of Homestead, passed away on February 11, 2016 at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC. Born September 15, 1929 in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Elva (Spangler) Weber.

 
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Margaret (Siroky) Sabol

February 17, 2016 |

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

Margaret (Siroky) Sabol, 94, formerly of Duquesne, died peacefully Wednesday, February 17, 2016, in Suothwestern Nursing Center. Born in Struthers, Ohio, February 19, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Galajda) Siroky.

 
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Mark Anthony Brubaker

February 17, 2016 |

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

Mark Anthony Brubaker, 58, of Large, formerly of Elizabeth Township, passed away Tuesday, February 16, 2016. He was born September 29, 1957 in McKeesport and was the son of the late William George Brubaker and the late Bena Theresa Fabrizio Brubaker.

 
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Frances Louise Bell

February 17, 2016 |

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

Frances Louise Bell, 78, passed away Monday, February 15, 2016. Frances was born in McKeesport, the first daughter of Louise (Boss) and John J. Wolf, on November 23, 1937. She was a graduate of McKeesport High School, Class of 1955. She earned her nursing degree from St. Francis School of Nursing in Pittsburgh and served the McKeesport Hospital community for almost ten years.

 
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Ronald D. Tagaloe, Sr.

February 17, 2016 |

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

Ronald D. Tagaloe Sr., 78, of McKeesport, died peacefully on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016. He was the son of the late David and Margaret (Ellis) Tagaloe. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Margaret A. (Horvath) Tagaloe, who cherished him.

 
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S. G. “Bud” Fletcher

February 17, 2016 |

Published By Editor | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

S. G. “Bud” Fletcher, 88, of Lancaster, PA, passed away on February 13, 2016 at Magnolias of Lancaster where he had been a resident for the past year.

Bud, husband of the late Doris (Moyer) Fletcher, was born March 25, 1927 in Versailles, Allegheny County, PA to Stacy G. Fletcher Sr. and Ina (Rodgers) Fletcher.  He was married to the late Phyllis J. (Crum) Fletcher in June of 1949.  He married his late wife, Doris, in November of 1978.

 
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Terri Yeagley

February 17, 2016 |

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

Terri Yeagley, age 44, of Port Vue, died February 14, 2016, at home. Born May 15, 1971, in Jeannette, she was the daughter of William B. (Wanda) Yeagley of McKeesport and Sandy (Carlson) Yeagley of White Oak.
Terri worked as a sales clerk at Zales Jewelers. She was a cheerleading coach for South Allegheny Youth Football Association. She loved visiting the beach and spending time with her daughters.

 
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Mason Robert Krznaric

February 17, 2016 |

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

Mason Robert Krznaric, died shortly after birth on Wednesday, February 10, 2016. He is survived by his loving parents Matthew and Jacquelynn (Bruno) Krznaric; his big sister Lena; also grandparents Marie Krznaric, Frank (Mary Kate) Krznaric and Dean and Linda Bruno. A private blessing service was held at the William Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., 521 Main Street, Irwin, 724-863-1200. For online condolences please visit www.snyderfuneralservices.com.

 

David J. Bowers Jr.

February 17, 2016 |

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

David J. Bowers Jr., 69, a resident of Sherwood Oaks, Cranberry Township, formerly of North Huntingdon, died at home Tuesday February 16, 2016. He was born July 24, 1946 in McKeesport, a son of the late David J. Sr. and Lorraine (Shaw) Bowers and was also preceded in death by his loving wife Nancy J. (Pekarsky) Bowers. He was a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and an Army reservist. David was a retired employee of Leybold Vacuum Products, Export and a member of the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Irwin.

 
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Emily A. Barr

February 16, 2016 |

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

Emily A. Barr, 88, of Elizabeth Township, went to be with the Lord on Monday, February 15, 2016. She was born November 22, 1927 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Joseph and Stella Tolgen Sebbens. She was the wife of the late Jack Edward Barr who died November 21, 2014. Emily was a member of the Greenock United Methodist Church and the Methodist Women, Joyful Bloomers Garden Club, Elizabeth Township Historical Society, Elizabeth Township Senior Citizens, and the McKeesport Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary.

 
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Jack E. Donnelly

February 16, 2016 |

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

Jack E. Donnelly, age 84, of Glassport, formerly of Port Vue, on February 15, 2016, his work was done and he was called home. Born December 15 , 1931, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Hugh and Margaret (Stegman) Donnelly, Sr.

 
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Dennis Robert Meinert, Sr.

February 16, 2016 |

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

Dennis Robert Meinert, Sr, 63, of Greenock, passed away Sunday, February 14, 2016 at home. He was born June 5, 1952 in Pittsburgh and was the son of Barbara Cronen Meinert of Glenshaw and the late Daniel R. Meinert. He was the proprietor of Denny's Custom Trim and enjoyed kayaking, canoeing, and camping.

 
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Dino Joseph Ideluca

February 16, 2016 |

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

Dino Joseph Ideluca, age 61, of Jefferson Hills, lost his battle with cancer, Feb. 11, 2016, and passed peacefully at home with his sister Venice, and brother-in-law Jason, by his side. Born July 29, 1954, in McKeesport, he was the son of Catherine (Yonek) Ideluca and the late Joseph J. Ideluca.

 
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Ann Helen Shoemaker

February 16, 2016 |

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

Ann Helen Shoemaker, 56, of Leechburg, passed away peacefully at her home, Wednesday, February 10, 2016. She was born April 19, 1959 in Leechburg, the daughter of Regina (Jacukiewicz) and the late Eugene Romanowski.

 
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Genevieve Beryl (Brakeall) Owston Akerberg

February 16, 2016 |

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

Genevieve Beryl (Brakeall) Owston Akerberg departed this life on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016. She was born in Dravosburg on Aug. 23, 1918, as the youngest child of John Alva Brakeall and Rose P. Schad. Outside of her youth in Dravosburg and a short residence in East McKeesport, the majority of Genevieve’s life was spent in North Versailles Township. Since summer 2015, she has resided at Briarcliff Pavilion in North Huntingdon.

 
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Jacqueline Tatters

February 16, 2016 |

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

Jacqueline Tatters, age 68, of White Oak died February 13, 2016. She was born in Braddock on March 14, 1947 and is the daughter of the late Robert and Audrey Reeves Fuller.

 
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Paul A. Sebelia, Jr.

February 14, 2016 |

Published By Jennifer S. Jordan Funeral Home | Posted in: Jennifer S. Jordan Funeral Home

Paul A. Sebelia, Jr. 44 of Elizabeth Twp. passed away at home on Sunday February 14, 2016.  He was born on January 30, 1972 in McKeesport.  He is the son of Paul A. and Arlene E. Thomas Sebelia Sr. of White Oak.  In addition to his parents, he is survived by his siblings Jill (Lex) Medich of White Oak, Michele Sebelia of Swissvale and Doug ( Stacey) Sebelia of White Oak, his beloved Angela DiBattista, and nieces and nephews; Taylor, Alec, Luke, Dillon, Matthew , Joseph, Dannah and Samuel. Paul was a 1990 graduate of Serra Catholic High School.

 
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William C. Kramer

February 14, 2016 |

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

William C. Kramer, 77, of Irwin, passed away on Thursday, February 11, 2016. He was born March 30, 1938 in Irwin, a son of the late William C. and Anna (Olshesky) Kramer. He was a Navy veteran that worked as a check printer for Delux Checks based in Cleveland, Ohio.

 
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Marie Christina Johnson

February 14, 2016 |

Published By Jennifer S. Jordan Funeral Home | Posted in: Jennifer S. Jordan Funeral Home

Marie Christina “Chris or Tina” Johnson, 81, of South Versailles Township, passed away on Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, at home. She was born on May 9, 1934, in Jeannette, and was the daughter of the late Angelo and Alba Carle Sica. She was the wife of the late Alex Johnson. Tina is survived by her children, Alex (Denise) Johnson, of Glassport, Leonard (Nancy) Johnson, of Peters Township, Kelly (Colin) Carper, with whom she resided, and Christina (Matt) Fasnacht, of Fort Meyers, Fla.; grandchildren, Bailey, Alex and Megan. Tina was a retired self employed beautician. Family and friends will be received from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the JENNIFER S. JORDAN FUNERAL HOME INC., White Oak. Service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Christ United Methodist Church, 2800 Coulterville Road, White Oak, PA 15131, with the Rev. Dr. Sang Kong Choi officiating. Interment will take place in Coulter Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to Christ United Methodist Church in Tina’s memory. Condolences may be made at www.jenniferjordanfuneralhome.com.

 

Frances M. Schultz

February 12, 2016 |

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

Frances M. Schultz, age 94 of White Oak, died February 11, 2016 at Kane Regional Center, McKeesport. Born March 23, 1921 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Anna (Klodowski) Orzechowski, and beloved wife Thomas R. Schultz and the late Joseph Martin. In addition to her husband Thomas, she is survived by her nephew, Darren (Cathy) Conroy of White Oak; and many great-nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Albine Conroy. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Monday, February 15, 2016 from 2-5 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 10 a.m. at Corpus Christi Church. Fr. Michael Maranowski will officiate. Entombment will follow at New St. Joseph Cemetery. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 
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Dena M. Red Elk-Gonzales

February 12, 2016 |

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

 Dena M. Red Elk-Gonzales, 49, of Versailles, died at home Saturday, February 6, 2016. She was born November 9, 1966 in Riverside, CA, the daughter of Dewey Walter Red Elk of Lawton, OK, and the late Sonya M. (Rock) Red Elk. Dena worked as a phlebotomist and was a member of the Comanche Nation Tribe.

 
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George “Iggy” T. Ihnat

February 12, 2016 |

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

George “Iggy” T. Ihnat, 76, of North Huntingdon, passed away on Wednesday, February 10, 2016. He was born January 17, 1940 in Wall, a son of the late John and Mary (Evan) Ihnat. He was a teacher at the East Allegheny School system for over 37 years. He was a member of St. Angela Merici Catholic Church, White Oak, and the Alpha Gamma Phi fraternity. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother John Ihnat. He is survived by his wife of over 55 years Mary Jo (Coyne) Ihnat, sons Bruce Ihnat and Jeffrey (Cheryl) Ihnat both of North Huntingdon; grandchildren Calynn, Devin, Abigail and Isabelle; and a sister Mary Janice (John) MacKinnon of Huntingdon Beach, California.

 
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Frederick Charles Blanchard, Jr.

February 11, 2016 |

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

Frederick Charles Blanchard, Jr., 83, of Elizabeth Township, died Thursday, February 11, 2016 at home. He was born February 4, 1933 in Sewickley and was the son of the late Frederick Charles and Jennie Maloney Blanchard. He was retired from Continental Can Company and was a bus driver for the Elizabeth-Forward School District. He was a US Navy Veteran and served aboard the USS Columbus during the Korean Conflict.

 
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Sharon Diane Pearson

February 10, 2016 |

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

Sharon Diane Warnick Pearson, 56. Of West Elizabeth, formerly of Jefferson Hills, entered her heavenly home on angel wings, with her loving husband at her side, at UPMC McKeesport on Monday, February 8, 2016. She was born January 30, 1960 to William Bell and the late Pattie Percival Bell. Sharon was the loving wife and best friend of Harry J. Pearson for 30 years.

 
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Velda C. Hughes

February 09, 2016 |

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

Velda C. Hughes, 71, of North Versailles, died Sunday February 7, 2016. She was born February 18, 1944 in Pittsburgh a daughter of the late Charles and Henrietta Hughes. Velda was a retired employee of P B & S Chemical, McKeesport, and volunteered for many years for Meals On Wheels. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and loved her dogs. She is survived by cousins and many friends.

 
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Sara "Betty" Barella

February 09, 2016 |

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

Sara "Betty" Barella, age 87, of Clairton, passed away on Thursday, February 4, 2016.   Born July 5, 1928 in Clairton, she was a daughter of the late Carl and Carolyn (Anderson) Bloomberg and wife of the late William Barella, who passed away June 3, 1993.

 
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Oleda E. (Werner) Shoemaker

February 08, 2016 |

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

Oleda E. (Werner) Shoemaker, 86, of Elizabeth Township, passed awsay on Sunday, February 7, 2016 in her home. She was a member of Salem Baptist Church in Belle Vernon. Born August 10, 1929 in Elizabeth Township, she was a daughter of the late William and Grace (Gephart) Werner and wife of the late William "Pinky" Shoemaker, who passed away May 24, 2000. 

 
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Lillian M. Jones

February 08, 2016 |

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

Lillian M. Jones, age 83, of Duquesne, died February 5, 2016 at home.  She was born June 23, 1932 in McKeesport and is the daughter of the late Richard and Lillian Jones. She is preceded in death by three brothers John Collins, Randolph and Gerald Jones.

 
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Caroline V. Bernardo

February 08, 2016 |

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

Caroline V. (Opatkiewicz) Bernardo, 81 of Jefferson Hills, passed away in her home on Sunday, February 7, 2016. She was born on September 16, 1934 in Donora, to the late Alex and Rose (Kurtz) Opatkiewicz.

 
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Margaret "Margie" B. Mathers

February 07, 2016 |

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

Margaret "Margie" B. Mathers, 75, of South Union, formerly of Finleyville, passed away on Sunday, February 7, 2016 in Mt. Macrina Manor in Uniontown. Retired, after 42 years of service, as a secretary with the Uniontown Police Department, she was a member of James Chapel United Methodist Church in Finleyville.

 
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Julia T. Benvin

February 06, 2016 |

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

Julia T. Benvin, age 74 of North Huntingdon died February 5, 2016 at Latrobe Hospital. She was born February 28, 1941 in Dublin, Ireland, a daughter of the late Edward and Elizabeth Bryne Nugent. Julia enjoyed knitting, crocheting and spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Sean and Eddie, one sister, Marie. She is survived by her beloved husband of 50 years, Joseph J. Benvin, four sons, Sean Benvin and his wife Nicole, Ryan Benvin and his wife Paula, Wayne and Garry Aiken, one daughter Tara Ferraro and her husband Steven, three brothers, Jim, Willie and Paddy, two sisters, Hannah and Dolores, 12 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren.

 
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Clyde Ellwood Roemer

February 05, 2016 |

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

Clyde Ellwood Roemer, 91, a life long resident of Elizabeth Township, died Thursday, February 4, 2016. He was born June 2, 1924 in Elizabeth Township and was the son of the late George and Grace Rankin Roemer. He was the husband of the late Susan Blanche Wasson Roemer. They were married for 68 years. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Wilma Zollinger of Clarksville, MI.

 
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Beatrice M. Scott

February 05, 2016 |

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

Beatrice M. Scott, 80, of Greenock, died Wednesday, February 3, 2016 in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born March 15, 1935 in McDonald and was the daughter of the late Edward and Odessa Montgomery. She was wife of the late James W. Scott who died March 15, 2005. Beatrice a member of Life Span and the ASPCA.

 
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Jason Michael Graham

February 05, 2016 |

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

Jason Michael Graham, infant son of Mark and Deborah (King) Graham of West Mifflin, passed away on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at West Penn Hospital. In addition to his parents

 
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Thank You to Our Donors

February 05, 2016 |

Published By Editor | Posted in: General Information

Thank you to the following underwriters who have made donations in support of this website:

Finney Funeral Homes
Clairton, Dravosburg and Glassport
(800) 448-9899
www.finneyfuneralhome.com

Bekavac Funeral Homes
Clairton, Elizabeth and Versailles
412-233-3272, 412-384-4344 or 412-678-3454
www.bekavacfuneralhome.com

 

Andrew J. Vehec

February 05, 2016 |

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

Andrew J. Vehec, age 68, of Liberty Borough, died Feb. 3, 2016, at UPMC McKeesport. Born Dec. 1, 1947, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Andrew P. and Theresa (Gromacki) Vehec and the husband of Janet (Tomko) Vehec.
Andrew was a retired nuclear technician with 35 years of employment at Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. Andrew was a member of St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church. After retiring, he enjoyed a simple life of working out at the gym, washing the family cars and watching sports. During the Vietnam War, Andrew served stateside in the U.S. Army military police. When his children were young, he enjoyed coaching their sports teams and most recently, being a grandfather brought him his greatest pride and joy.

 
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George B. Markovina (Markon)

February 05, 2016 |

Published By Jennifer S. Jordan Funeral Home | Posted in: Jennifer S. Jordan Funeral Home

George B. Markovina (Markon) age 94 of Clearwater, FL died on Saturday January 30, 2016.  Mr. Markovina  was a veteran of the United States Army serving during WWII.

He was a retired economist with the U.S. Bureau of Mines, Dept. of Interior in Washington, D.C.  In 1962 he founded St. Luke Serbian Orthodox Eastern Orthodox Church in McLean, VA and was currently a member of St. George Serbian Orthodox Church in Clearwater.

 
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Christy Lynn Buckholtz

February 05, 2016 |

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

Christy Lynn Buckholtz, age 34, of Jeannette, died Wednesday, February 3, 2016.  She was born in McKeesport on May 5, 1981, and is the daughter of Robert Buckholtz, Jr. of Versailles Borough and Beth Roebuck Buckholtz of Highland Park area of Pittsburgh.

 
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Steve Ganchuk

February 04, 2016 |

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

Steve Ganchuk, 88, of Glassport, died Wed. February 3, 2016. He was the son of the late Fred and Anna (Zeleznik) Ganchuk. He is survived by

his wife Florence "Flo" (Jablonski) Ganchuk,  children Steve (Judy) Ganchuk of Liberty Boro, Kathy (Bob) Miskanin of Glassport, and Tom (Christine) Ganchuk of Austin, TX; grandchildren Aaron, Bethany, Kristin, Steven, Michael, David, Jennifer, Luke, Perry, and Joseph; 12 great-grandchildren; and brother Fred (Evelyn) Ganchuk of McDonald.

Steve owned and operated his own woodshop in Glassport, was a member of the Queen of the Rosary Parish where he was an usher for 60 years, a member of American Legion in Glassport and VFW inn Clairton.

Friends received Sat. 6-8 and Sun. 2-4 and 6-8. A funeral mass will be held Mon. 10am Queen of the Rosary Parish with Rev. Miroslaus Wojcicki. Arrangements made by Wojciechowski Funeral Home.

 

Pearl M. Buchanan

February 04, 2016 |

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

Pearl M. Buchanan, 77, of North Huntingdon passed away Thursday, February 4, 2016 after a courageous struggle with Leukemia, surrounded by her children at her home. She was born February 6, 1938 in Somerset, PA, daughter of the late Peter and Lydia Pyle Hoyle. Prior to her retirement, Pearl was a Home Interiors Consultant, was a member of Norwin Alliance Church and the Norwin Democratic Club. She enjoyed decorating, shopping for her family and loved her pets, Jack, Butters and Tim.

 
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Shirley A. Furman

February 04, 2016 |

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

Shirley A. Furman, age 78 of McKeesport died February 3, 2016 at UPMC McKeesport. Born May 18, 1937 in Fairmont, WV, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Nancy (Shreve) Winemiller. Shirley worked for the Lemon Tree for 25 years as a cake decorator and also for Allegheny County in the dietary department at Kane Regional in McKeesport. One of her greatest joys in life were her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

 
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Theodore “Ted” W. Fillar

February 04, 2016 |

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

Theodore “Ted” W. Fillar, 85, of North Versailles, passed away Tuesday, February 2, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents Stanley and Mary (Frydrych) Fillar; wife Marion (Christopher) Fillar; brothers Walter, Edmond and Edward; and sister Helen. He is survived by his sons Christopher (Barbara) Fillar, Kenneth Fillar and fiancé Susan Niedermeyer and her daughters Kaitlain and Sarah, and Scott Fillar; grandchildren Jeff (Allison) Fillar and Amy (Geoff) Ford; great grandchild Jacob Ford; and sisters Jenevieve “Jenny” Beck and Emlia “Milly” Zygowicz.

 
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Rachel H. “Rae” Slater

February 04, 2016 |

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

Rachel H. “Rae” Slater, age 87 of Liberty Boro., died February 3, 2016 at Senior Care Plaza in McKeesport. Born November 26, 1928 in Liberty Boro., she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Mary (Thompson) Hyndman and beloved wife of Ed Slater for nearly 65 years, whom she married on February 17, 1951. Rae was a dedicated member of the Liberty Presbyterian Church for over 70 years. She devoted her time to the church having been the choir director, organist, youth director, Sunday school teacher, vacation bible school director, and clerk of session for 25 years. Rae also worked as a Pre-School teacher at Long Run Learning Center in White Oak.

 
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Regina Eilene Hoak

February 03, 2016 |

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

Regina Eilene Hoak, 86, of Palm Bay, Fla., formerly of the McKeesport area, died Monday, Feb. 1, 2016. She was born in McKeesport on March 20, 1929, and is the daughter of the late William M. and Estella Graham Kelley and the wife of the late Jack Norman Hoak. She was a member of the former St. Pius Church in McKeesport and a current member of St. Joseph's Church in Palm Bay, Fla. She enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, crocheting and loved spending time with her family.

 
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Bruce Albert Stevens

February 02, 2016 |

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

Bruce Albert Stevens, age 73 of West Newton, passed away at home on Sunday, January 31, 2016.  Born August 12, 1942 in West Elizabeth, he was the son of Shirley Alberta (Strange) Stevens of West Newton and the late Albert Matthew Stevens.

 
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Anna Bell Shaner

February 01, 2016 |

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

Anna Bell Shaner, 81, of New Stanton formerly of Penn Hills, died Wednesday, January 27, 2016 in William Penn Care Center. She was born May 24, 1934 in New Kensington and was the daughter of the late Daniel and Ida Negley Swanger. Anna Bell was a bookkeeper for the former Tile City in Wilkinsburg and had also worked for Saint Bartholomew Parish, Penn Hills.

 
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Betty Mae Kasmarik

February 01, 2016 |

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

Betty Mae Kasmarik, 90, of McKeesport, formerly of Lincoln and Liberty Borough, died Friday, January 29, 2016. She was born February 8, 1925 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Gladys Littleton and wife of the late John Kasmarik. Betty was a member of Port Vue United Methodist and the Lincoln Borough Ladies Auxilliary. She is survived by her daughter, Linda (Charles) Spiro of Sedona, AZ, sister, Louise McGrew of Croydon, grandchildren, Melody and Sarah Kasmarik, Harmony (Scott) Rager and Jason (Mary Beth) Spiro and Sandra Hodgson, great-grandchildren, Damian and Jude Rager, Symphony Kasmarik, and Theo, Marlee and Maxwell Spiro, and Carly Hodgson and nieces and nephews.

 
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Mary Elizabeth Spishock

February 01, 2016 |

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

Mary Elizabeth Spishock, 85, of Greenock, died Sunday, January 31, 2016 at home. She was born February 23, 1930 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Daniel and Anna Renjoski Capner. She was the wife of the late Stephen R. "Steve" Spishock who died January 24, 2014. She is survived by her daughters, Debra Spishock of Swissvale and Darla (Robert) Lynn of White Oak, sons, Jeffrey L. Spishock and Scott A. (Dottie) Spishock of Greenock, brother, Daniel J. Capner Jr of Elizabeth Township, grandchildren, Ashlee Lynn, Lindsay Spishock, Brice Lynn and Brianna Spishock, nieces and nephews.

 
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Ruth A. Dusi

February 01, 2016 |

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

Ruth A. Dusi, 85, of Lincoln Borough, died Sunday, January 31, 2016. She was born January 22, 1931 in Elizabeth and was the daughter of the late Samuel and Margaret Louise Hoffman Rothey. She was the wife of the late George Lucas Dusi Sr, who died November 23, 2006. Ruth was a member of the Elizabeth Fire Co and the Elizabeth Moose Ladies Auxillary.

 
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Margaret Frinsko

February 01, 2016 |

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

Margaret Frinsko, age 85, of McKeesport, died Janury 21, 2016, at John J. Kane Regional Center. Born February 18, 1930, in Glassport, she was the daughter of the late Matthew and Anastasia (Medved) Frinsko.
Margaret worked at National tube during the WWII, the former Chestnut Inn on 5th Ave., Arts and Crafts Blinds and US Steel Christy Park Works.

 
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Edwin A. Lang

February 01, 2016 |

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

Edwin A. Lang, age 90, of Liberty Borough, died January 30, 2016, at Senior Care Plaza. Born March 4, 1925, in Christy Park, he was the son of the late Albert J. and Emma (Hesse) Lang and the husband of the late Virginia M. (Baker) Lang.
Edwin retired in 1986 from the McKeesport Daily News, where he was a printer and composing room foreman. He also worked for the Veterans Administration, Immel’s and H.B. South. He was a member of the Liberty Presbyterian Church and a WWII Army veteran, serving during the Pacific Theatre.

 
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James A. Thomas, Jr.

February 01, 2016 |

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

 James A. Thomas, Jr., age 67, of Port Vue, died January 30, 2016, at Family Hospice & Palliative Care. Born April 17, 1948, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late James A. and Doris (Hageter) Thomas and the husband of Karen “Kay” (Morgo) Thomas.
James was a retired draftsman, from the US Postal Service. He was a US Navy Veteran serving during the Vietnam War and a member of the Port Vue American Legion Post # 447. He enjoyed building and flying model airplanes and was an avid outdoorsman.

 
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Alma J. McFarland

February 01, 2016 |

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

Alma J. McFarland, age 40 of Clairton and formerly of Cumberland, MD, passed away on Sunday, January 31, 2016 in Jefferson Hospital.  Born September 9, 1975 in Cumberland, MD, she is a daughter of Don and Frances (Andrews) McFarland of Ridgeley, WV and is also survived by her twin sisters and two brothers.  Funeral arrangements are private at the request of the family.  Funeral arrangements by the A.J. Bekavac Funeral Home, 555 5th. St., Clairton, PA 15025 (412-233-5700).  www.bekavacfuneralhome.com 

 

Janet Fine

February 01, 2016 |

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

Janet (Himmeger) Fine, age 79 of Elizabeth, passed away at home on Sunday, January 31, 2016.  Born March 14, 1936 in Bunola, she was a daughter of the late Clyde and Hannah (Cain) Himmeger.

 
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James E. Sherer

February 01, 2016 |

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

James E. Sherer, age 95, of White Oak, died Monday, Feb. 1, 2016.  He was born in McKeesport on July 31, 1920, and is the son of the late Leonard and Kate Sherer and the husband of the late Reva Parker Sherer.  He was proprietor of James Sherer Plumbing & Heating Company in White Oak for nearly 65 years.  He served in the US Army during WWII.  He is a member of St. Angela Merici Parish and was a former member of their Holy Name Society.

 
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Richard A. Williams

February 01, 2016 |

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

Richard A. Williams, age 68, of Port Vue, died Jan. 30, 2016 at Baldwin Health Center after a brief but courageous struggle with cancer. He was born on March 1, 1947 in Pittsburgh to the late John and Ruth Williams. Rick was a 1965 graduate of Westinghouse Memorial High School and worked for Port Authority of Allegheny County for nearly 30 years before retiring in 2000.

On April 26, 1969 he married the former Sharon Billy who survives at home. For the past 13 years, Rick cared for Sharon after she suffered a debilitating stroke in 2003. Due to his loving and compassionate care, Sharon was able to recover most of the functions the stroke took from her.

Most who met him were positively affected by his warm and welcoming nature, his oddball sense of humor and jokes (many of which were off color). He will be loved and missed by his family and friends forever. Rick was an avid reader, golfer, and bowler along with being a passionate fan of the Pirates. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his younger brother Robert.

 
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