Pepi Ann Eisenberg

March 31, 2016 |

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

Pepi Ann Eisenberg, 63, of White Oak, died March 30, 2016, at UPMC Presbyterian.

 
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Ruth V. Stockdill

March 31, 2016 |

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

Ruth V. (Wagner) Stockdill, 91, a lifelong resident of Elizabeth Boro, passed away on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 in Mt. Vernon of South Park. She was a former employee of S.S. Kresge and then retired from K-Mart in Pleasant Hills. She was a member of Elizabeth Wesleyan Church, past president and chaplain for Elizabeth Senior Ciitizens Local #3, member of Blaine Hill A.A.R.P. and the Senior Tuesday Bingo Club and volunteer for Meals-On-Wheels. 

 
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Marguerite A. Geruschat

March 31, 2016 |

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

Marguerite (Peggy) A. Geruschat, age 74, of White Oak, died March 28, 2016. She is the wife of the late Donald Geruschat.

 
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Debra E. Betters

March 30, 2016 |

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

Debra E. Betters, 63, of Lincoln Borough, died Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at home. She was born November 7, 1952 in McKeesport and was the daughter of Ruth J. Wisser Lyons of Coulter and the late John T. Lyons. She was a member of St. Michael's Parish, Elizabeth Township and was secretary of Betters Company, Inc. Debra loved playing bingo with her friends, sewing, and baking. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband of 39 years, Michael G. Betters, daughter, Autumn (Mike) Nicolazzo of North Huntingdon, sons, Justin (Carrie) Betters of North Huntingdon and Michael A. Betters of Lincoln Borough, grandchildren, Julia and Jake Betters, sisters, Ruth Anne Lyons of West Palm Beach, Fl, and Tammy Wright of North Versailles, brother, John Lyons of White Oak, nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law, and her beloved dog, Diesel.

 
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John David Jones

March 30, 2016 |

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

John David Jones, 67, of McKeesport, formerly of Elizabeth Township, died Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at home. He was born February 3, 1949 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Dale and Vera Canova Jones. John was a retired Electrician and was a U.S. Air Force Veteran serving during the Vietnam War. He is survived by brother, Raymond D. Jones of Charleroi, sisters, Linda J. Szymczak of Pittsburgh and Della Gooding of North Carolina, and nephews, Raymond D. Jones, Jr., and Thomas R. Szymczak. 

 
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Rita Theresa Gearing

March 30, 2016 |

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

Rita Theresa Gearing, age 91, of Liberty Borough passed away on March 28, 2016, with her loving family by her side, at Senior Care Plaza. Born September 29, 1924, in Ford City, she was daughter of the late Joseph and Anna (Petrovsky) Hribik and the loving wife of Herman William Gearing, Jr. Rita dedicated her life to caring for her family. She was a member of the St. Mark Parish, where she actively participated as a member of Christian Mothers as well as the Ladies of Charity. She made friends wherever she went and will be remembered for her cheerful disposition and generosity.

 
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Carolyn Jean Thornton

March 30, 2016 |

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

Carolyn Jean (Ondo) Thornton, age 80, of Elizabeth Township, passed away on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 in Family Hospice and Palliative Care in Mt. Lebanon. She was a member of St. Michael Parish, Elizabeth Township. Born January 20, 1936 in Pittsburgh, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Wilma (Pirhalla) Ondo. 

 
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Deborah Ann (Lattanzi) Eismont

March 30, 2016 |

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Deborah Ann (Lattanzi) Eismont, age 50 of Clairton, passed away at home on Wednesday, March 30, 2016.  Born December 16, 1965 in McKeesport, she is a daughter of Larry and Eva (King) Lattanzi of Glassport.  Deborah was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish in Clairton and worked as a teacher for the Allegheny County Head Start branch of the Allegheny Intermediate Unit and as a waitress and bartender at Ciccanti's Restaurant in Jefferson Hills.

 
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Paul V. Estok

March 29, 2016 |

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

Paul V. Estok, age 80, of McKeesport, died March 26, 2016. He was born in McKeesport on January 11, 1936 and is the son of the late Michael and Elizabeth Komar Estok.
Her served in the U.S. Army and was employed as a Hardware Manager for Sears for 47 years. He loved reading the NY Times and listening to talk radio shows.
Paul is survived by his brothers; Michael J. (Maryann) Estok of White Oak, sister in law Sylvia Estok of McKeesport; nephews; Gregory (Kelly) Estok of Duquesne, Paul (Mary) Estok of Brunswick, GA, Mike (Yvonne) Estok of Mechanicsburg, Matthew Estok of White Oak. Also great-nephews and great-nieces.
He is preceded in death by his siblings; Edward M Estok, Bernard J Estok, Betty Jane Steinkopf, and nephew; David Steinkopf.
A Blessing service will be held Wednesday at 4:00pm at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation and Mortuary Services Inc., 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, Supervisor, 412-678-6177).

 
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Lucille L. Crowther

March 29, 2016 |

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

Lucille L. Crowther, age 87, of Daisytown, PA died Monday, March 28, 2016.  She was born in McKeesport on May 27, 1928, and is the daughter of the late John and Agnes Molnar Aranyos.

 
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Andrew J. Bokin, Sr.

March 29, 2016 |

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

Andrew J. Bokin Sr., 66, of White Oak, died Monday, March 28, 2016. He was born May 11, 1949, in McKeesport, the son of the late David and Lucille Faircloth Bokin, and the loving husband of his late wife, Mae Bokin. He served in the Army during Vietnam and worked at U.S. Steel in both Braddock and Duquesne. He is survived by sons, Ronald (Cheryl) Faulds, of White Oak, Michael (Agnes) Faulds, of West Mifflin, Paul (Paula) Faulds, of Munhall, and Andrew J. Bokin Jr., of White Oak; daughter, Lynn Bowen, of White Oak; brothers, David (Carol) Bokin, of White Oak, John (the late Julie Bokin), of Duquesne, and Jack (Pat) Bokin, of Liberty Borough; sister, Lucille Bokin, of McKeesport; grandchildren, Ron, Ray, Sharon, Matt, Samantha, Elysia, Sarah and Anthony; great-grandchildren, Devan, Matthew, Noah, Malia and Nichole; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Michele Smith; and sisters, Mary Artledge and Nancy Lynn. Friends will be received from 3 to 9 p.m. Thursday at STRIFFLERS OF WHITE OAK CREMATION AND MORTUARY SERVICES INC., 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, supervisor, 412-678-6177). A service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home chapel with Pastor Gary LaPietra officiating. Burial will follow.

 
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Mark A. Lavorini

March 29, 2016 |

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

Mark A. Lavorini, 57 of North Huntingdon died Saturday, March 26, 2016 at his home. He was born July 1, 1958 in Lebanon, PA, a son of Marcia (Shirley) Lavorini and Nello and Irene Lavorini. Mark graduated from Sherwood High School, Class of 1976 and Mercyhurst University with a Bachelor's degree in Law Enforcement/Criminal Justice. He was employed as a Director of Commercial Sales for Dormont Appliance. He was the past president of BNI South Hills Chapter (Business Network International), and past State officer of the Pennsylvania Jaycees. He also enjoyed community service. Mark dressed as the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus at various locations. He is survived by his beloved wife, Janel Perretta Lavorini, mother-in-law, Joan Perretta-Clark, sister, Tanya Williams. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA on Wednesday from 4-8 P.M. A funeral service will be held Thursday in the funeral home chapel at 10 A.M. Mark loved all pets and animals. If desired, please make memorial contributions to ASPCA (American Society for the prevention of cruelty to animals) in memory of him. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

William Beard Jr.

March 29, 2016 |

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

William "Bill" J. Beard Jr., 61, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, March 28, 2016 at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.  He was born February 5, 1955 in Oakland, PA, a son of Lois Ochs Beard and the late William J. Beard Sr.  Bill was employed as a milk receiver for Schneider's Dairy, and was a member of the Irwin Moose and Irwin Moose Golf Club.  He was a graduate of Norwin Senior High School Class of 1974 and enjoyed antique cars and tropical fish.  In addition to his mother, he is survived by his sister, Cheryl A. O'Neill and her husband, Jeff;  brother, James Beard and his wife, Vivian; two nephews, Jeffrey O'Neill Jr, James Beard; and niece, Brittne Beard.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Wednesday from 2-8 p.m.  A funeral service will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

Claudia Ann “Sis” (McGraw) Hobaugh

March 29, 2016 |

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

Claudia Ann “Sis” (McGraw) Hobaugh, 79, of Paintertown, died Monday March 28, 2016. She was born August 6, 1936 in Greensburg, a daughter of the late Jacob and Mary McGraw and was also preceded in death by a sister Doris Jones. She was a member of Paintertown Evangelical Lutheran Church, the Paintertown Civic Club, the Paintertown VFD Auxiliary, and was also a member of Order of Eastern Star, Irwin Chapter No. 400, and the White Shrine. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who enjoyed camping and loved to golf. She is survived by her husband of nearly sixty years, Robert C. Hobaugh; her children, Randy L. (Deborah) Hobaugh, Bonnie Himes, and Sandy (Carl) Yeargers, all of Irwin, and Terry S. Hobaugh of Dallas, TX; her grandchildren, Angie Himes, Samor (Matt) Pieper, Aaron (Darlene) Hobaugh, Autumn (Aaron) Miller, Jeremy (Dianna) Yeargers, Justin Yeargers, Valya Hobaugh, and Jake (Ashley) Yeargers; nine great grandchildren, a brother Jacob (Cindy) McGraw Jr. of Idaho Falls, ID; also numerous nieces and nephews.

 
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Ricky L. Fairbanks

March 29, 2016 |

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

Ricky L. Fairbanks, 59, of Irwin, died Monday March 28, 2016. He was born January 10, 1957 in McKeesport, a son of the late Charles and Barbara Fairbanks and was also preceded in death by a son Jeremy Kondrich. He was an employee of Hamill Manufacturing Co., Trafford. He is survived by his children, Ricky Ingram, Eric Fairbanks, April Fairbanks and her fiancé Derrick Tamsula, and Anthony Fairbanks and his wife Alexsis; his grandchildren, Adyn and Addison; brothers, Daniel (Catherine) Fairbanks and Terry (Kathryn) Fairbanks; also nieces and nephews.

 
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Dorothy M. Sheetz

March 28, 2016 |

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

Dorothy M. Scheetz, age 78, of North Huntingdon died on March 26, 2016. She was born in McKeesport on June 19, 1937 and is the daughter of the late Thomas and Dorothy McDonald Raible. She was a cafeteria manager for Norwin Senior High School for approximately 26 years.

She is survived by her loving husband Thomas J. Scheetz, son; Thomas (Ladonna) Scheetz of New Kensington, daughter; Michaelette Coder of Pittsburgh, brother; Alvin (Kim) Raible of Greensburg, sister; Gloria (Luke) Knapp of Dawson, grandchildren Ashley (Scott) Spalding, Sikira Scheetz, and Lloyd Thomas Scheetz, and great-grandchildren; Taylor, Matt, Dilyn, and Jase Spalding. She was preceded in death by siblings; Tom Raible, Dave Raible, and Dolores Howard.

Friends will be received at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation and Mortuary Services, Inc., 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, Supervisor, 412-678-6177), on Wednesday from 4-8 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, North Huntingdon on Thursday at 10:00 am with Father Len Stoviak officiating. Burial will follow.

Remembrances may be made to National Kidney Association, 3109 Forbes Ave. #101, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.

 
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Franklin "Brownie" Duane Brown

March 28, 2016 |

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

Franklin "Brownie" Duane Brown, 89, of Greenock, died Sunday, March 27, 2016. He was born July 3, 1926 in Greenock and was the son of the late Joseph W. and Elda J. Kretschmer Brown. He was the husband of the late Betty Lou Widany Brown who died August 21, 2006. Brownie was a member of Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Greenock. He was also a member and past Post Chaplin of the Elizabeth VFW Post 7632 and past Commander of the Elizabeth American Legion Post 553. He was a WWII U.S. Navy Veteran and had received the Pacific Theater Ribbon, American Theater Ribbon and the WWII Victory Medal. He was retired from the Port Authority of Allegheny County after 34 years of service.

 
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Dorace Jane Thomas

March 28, 2016 |

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

Dorace Jane Thomas, 90, of Penn Hills, formerly of White Oak, died Friday, March 25, 2016. She was born April 5, 1925 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Charles A. and Ethel E. Spahr Thomas. She is survived by her sister, Carol A. (George) Madar of Delmont, nieces, Jacquie (Thomas) Bryner, Gail Lydon, Dawn (Dean) Bock, and Jill (Ryan) Prah, nephews, Dayne (Cindy) Walman and Thomas (Ashley) Madar. She was preceded in death by her sister, Shirley Ann Walman.

 
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Jeffery Richard Pomponio

March 28, 2016 |

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

Jeffery Richard Pomponio, 54, of Yukon, formerly of North Huntingdon, died Saturday, March 26, 2016. He was born November 9, 1961 in McKeesport and was the son of Richard A. (Jean) Pomponio of McKeesport and the late Jacqualine Thomas Pomponio. In addition to his father and step-mother, he is survived by his daughters, Gerri Boyd, Jennifer Pomponio and Frances Boyd of TN, sisters, Cindy (Dayne) Walman and Wendy Mandella of Port Vue, and Vicky Weaver of Leesburg, VA, grandchildren, Daisy Potter, Katlyn Krista, and Sandra and Raymond McCarson, his significant other, Mariann Marie Scott and her son, Rob and granddaughter, Abigal, nieces and nephews.

 
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Dolores Jean “G.G.” “Mean Jean” Suarez

March 28, 2016 |

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

Dolores Jean “G.G.” “Mean Jean” Suarez, 84 of McKeesport, died at her daughter’s home on March 25, 2016. Born February 11, 1932 in Versailles, she was the daughter of the late Emery and Winifred Headly and wife of the late Ray Suarez. Dolores worked as a cook for Hoot’s, the Viking Lounge, and Twin Oaks. She had a love of animals and everyone who met her, loved her.

 
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Arline R. Clark

March 28, 2016 |

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

Arline R. Clark, 92, of North Versailles, formerly of Port Vue, died March 25, 2016, at AHN Forbes Hospital. Born July 16, 1923, in Buffalo, NY, she was the daughter of the late George and Louise (Arnold) Robertson and wife of the late Gerald J. Clark. She was an active member of the Point Pleasant Retirement Community where she entertained the other residents every six weeks with shows, often with holiday themes, sing-a-longs, and of course, her myriad of jokes. Arline was a member of St. Mark Parish and the Christian Mothers within the church. She was a Eucharistic Minister at St. Mark Parish and John J. Kane Regional in McKeesport, and also volunteered at Kane Regional in McKeesport for over 15 years.

 
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Alba C. (Ghiglietti) Fallas

March 28, 2016 |

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

Alba C. (Ghiglietti) Fallas, 83, of North Huntingdon, died Wednesday March 23, 2016. She was born January 27, 1933 in Jeannette, a daughter of the late James J. and Jean (Rizzardi) Ghiglietti and was also preceded in death by her husband Edward T. Fallas and a granddaughter Maria Lynn Koval. She was a retired employee of Westmoreland Computer Services / EDS, Greensburg, and a member of the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Irwin. She enjoyed working outside with her flowers and was an avid Steelers and Penguins fan but she mostly enjoyed spending time with her family.

 
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Edward Joseph

March 26, 2016 |

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

Edward Joseph, age 92, of McKeesport, died March 22, 2016, at Mt. Vernon of Elizabeth. Born December 28, 1923, in North Tonawanda, New York, he was the son of the late Peter and Anna (Chahane) Joseph.
Edward was retired from US Steel, where he was a boiler maker. He was a member of the Happy Go Lucky Square Dance Club,and he loved all types of dancing,especially ball room dancing.

 
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Peggy Ann (Irvin) Rizzo

March 26, 2016 |

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

Peggy Ann (Irvin) Rizzo, 69, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday March 23, 2016. She was born October 16, 1946 in Morgantown, WV, a daughter of the late John and Eliza (Caggey) Irvin. Peggy enjoyed reading and loved spending time with her grandchildren. She is survived by her husband, George L. Rizzo Jr.; children Micheal D. Rizzo and Lisa (John) Schmotzer both of North Huntindgon; grandchildren, Aaron and Elizabeth Rizzo, and Brianna and Nathan Schmotzer; siblings, Nancy Volk of Smithfield, John Irvin of Somerset, and Charles Caggey of FL; also nieces and nephews. At the family’s request there will be no services. William Snyder Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of arrangements. Those wishing may contribute to the American Heart Association or the Humane Society. For online condolences please visit www.snyderfuneralservices.com

 

Marion M. Jereb

March 26, 2016 |

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

Marion M. Jereb, age 91, of New Providence, New Jersey, formerly of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday March 24, 2016. He was born July 21, 1924 in McDonald, Pennsylvania, a son of the late Michael and Anna (Pajk) Jereb. He was an Army veteran that served in WW II, and was a past president of the 94th Infantry Division Association and a past commander of VFW post 781 in Irwin.

 
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Henry A. "Deacon" Doerfler

March 26, 2016 |

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

Doerfler, Henry A. “Deacon”,73, of North Versailles, died March 3, 2016. Husband of Mary M. (Kineavy); father of Heather (Jim) Guzik, Megan Doerfler (fiancé Nick Sarafis), and Tracy (Joe) Belliconish; grandmother of Dan, Nick, Tabi, Katie, Sean, J.J., and Jace. He was employed as a security guard at Highland Park Apartments. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Forgie-Snyder Funeral Home, 1032 Broadway, East McKeesport, 412-823-8083.

 
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Chester Edward (Spychala) Spiegel

March 26, 2016 |

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

Chester Edward (Spychala) Spiegel, age 84, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 25, 2016 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital. He was born February 6, 1932 in McKeesport to the late Julius and Mary Kepka (Spychala) Spiegel. He is the husband of the late Phyllis Abraitis Spiegel. Chester was a lifelong member of St. Mary of Czestochowa Catholic Church (now Corpus Christi Parish) in McKeesport. He served in the US Army during the Korean War in Germany. After graduating from McKeesport High School in 1950 he worked until his retirement in the shipping department at U.S. Steel National Tube Works in McKeesport. He was a member of the American Legion Post 701 in White Oak, the Polish National Alliance Lodge 352 in McKeesport, the Croatian Club Lodge 146 in Versailles, the Mon Yough Church Dartball League for Christy Park UMC, and the Glassport Lanes Duckpin Bowling League. Chester loved all Pittsburgh sports teams and most especially the McKeesport Tigers. He also loved to watch his grandchildren in all their different activities, and to travel and hit the casinos.

Chester is survived by a daughter Melissa Awenowicz of Irma, SC; a son Erik, and his wife Keli, of Penn Township; grandchildren Benjamin and Sarah Awenowicz and Joshua and Jordan Spiegel; a sister, Rose Sedney, of Beaver Falls; brothers, Walter Spiegel, of North Huntingdon, and Joseph (Theresa) Spiegel, of Key Largo, Fla.; He is also survived by many nieces and nephews who loved and adored him. He was preceded in death by sisters, Helen, Sophie and Stella; and brothers, Chuck, Frank and Edward.

Friends will be received at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation and Mortuary Services Inc., 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, Supervisor, 412-678-6177) on Tuesday from 4-9 pm. Mass of Christian burial will be on Wednesday at 1:00 pm at Corpus Christi Church with Father Kevin Dominik officiating.

 

Remembrances may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society at http://www.nationalmssociety.org/Chapters/PAX/Donate.

 
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Elverta A. "Vi" Lafferty

March 26, 2016 |

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

 
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William F. “Bill” Clay

March 26, 2016 |

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

William F. “Bill” Clay, age 97 of McKeesport died Friday, March 25, 2016.  He was born in McKeesport on September 29, 1918 and is the son of the late William R. and Mary Skelly Clay.  He is the husband of Katherine A. Sullivan Clay of McKeesport.  He was a retired certified public accountant.  He served in the US Army Air Corp during WWII and was a member of the American Legion in White Oak.

In addition to his wife, Katherine he is survived by his sons, W. Matthew “Matt” (Donna) Clay of Greensburg, Michael J. (Lori) Clay of White Oak, Robert (Margaret) Clay of West Mifflin; grandchildren, Jacy Keenan, W. Russin Clay, Rick Blose, Lindsay Robertson, Katherine Horrell, Tara Casta Qeda, Natalie Clay; 3 great-grandchildren; also nieces and nephews.  He is preceded in death by his daughter, Margaret Clay; brother, Thomas Clay; and sister, Mary Jane Clark

Friends will be received Tuesday, March 29th from 2:00 to 4:00 & 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation & Mortuary Services Inc., 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131, (Sue Striffler Galaski, Supervisor, 412-678-6177).  A Mass of Christian burial will be held Wednesday at 10:00 AM in Corpus Christi Church with Father Kevin Dominik officiating.   Burial will follow.

 
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Barbara A. Ceryak

March 25, 2016 |

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

Barbara A. Ceryak, age 92 of Clairton, passed away on Thursday, March 24, 2016 in Jefferson Hospital.  Born December 8, 1923 in Clairton, she was a daughter of the late Eli and Mary (Britvec) Ceryak.  Barbara received her Bachelor's degree from Slippery Rock University and a Master's degree from the University of Pittsburgh.  She retired as a physical education teacher with 34 years of service at Clairton School District and 3 at Vandergrift High School

 
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Leo "Jerry" Guiser

March 25, 2016 |

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

Leo "Jerry" Guiser, age 86, died on March 25, 2016 at UPMC Hospital in McKeesport.   Born in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Paul and Anna Graf Guiser.  He was preceded in death by his wife Elsie, in May 2006 and his brothers Regis, Vincent and Frank; sisters Catherine, Rose and Paula.

 
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Timothy "Timi" O'Shea Fite

March 25, 2016 |

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

Timothy “Timi” O’Shea Fite, 49, of Glassport, passed away at UPMC McKeesport on Thursday, March 24, 2016.  He was born in McKeesport on June 22, 1966 to the late Thomas King and Yvonne Waugaman.

 
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Shawn M. McGillis

March 25, 2016 |

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

Shawn M. McGillis, 42, of North Huntingdon, formerly of the Somerset area, died Wednesday March 23, 2016. He was born April 2, 1973 in Jeannette, a son of Elaine R. (Auckerman) McGillis Winchester and the late Robert W. McGillis and was also preceded in death by his wife, Claire (Bennett) McGillis. Shawn was a graduate of Shanksville High School. He resided in Frederick, MD, for a number of years then in Martinsburg, WV, before returning to the area. He was a former technical engineer for 84 Lumber Co.; a member of First Presbyterian Church, Irwin, and enjoyed hunting.

 
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Eugene "Big D" Vallorani

March 24, 2016 |

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

Eugene "Big D" Vallorani, age 92, of Liberty Boro, passed away on Thursday, March 17, 2016 in Southwestern Nursing Center. He was a retired electrical engineer for Westinghouse Electric in Waltz Mill, member of St. Mark's Parish in Liberty Boro and Knights of Columbus Council #995. An Army/Air Force veteran of World War II, he was an usher at the former St. Eugene's Parish and avid gardener and bowler.

 
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Harlan Ray Zwibel

March 24, 2016 |

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

Harlan Ray Zwibel, age 66, of Elizabeth Twp., formerly of Washington, PA,  passed away Thursday, March 17, 2016 at home.  Born July 13, 1949 in Homestead, he was the son of the late Jack and Ruth (McCorkle) Zwibel. 

 
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Leon W. Barclay

March 24, 2016 |

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

Leon W. Barclay, 89, of Elizabeth, passed away in his home on Monday, March 21, 2016. He was a retired bricklayer for Bricklayers Local #9, member of Elizabeth Loyal Order of Moose and Army veteran of World War II. Born February 24, 1927 in McKees Rocks, he was a son of the late William and Emily (Ferraton) Barclay and husband of the late Elizabeth "Lib" (Beattie) Barclay.

 
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Rose Campbell

March 24, 2016 |

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

Rose Campbell, age 88, of Mt. Vernon of Elizabeth, formerly of Christy Park, died March 23, 2016, at Mt. Vernon of Elizabeth. Born September 27, 1927, in Calabria, Italy, she was the daughter of the late Rocco and Grace (Primerana) Costa and the wife of the late William Campbell for 60 loving years.

Rose retired from the McKeesport Area School District, where she worked in the cafeteria. She was a member of the St. Patrick Parish, Christian Mother’s and the Christy Park Seniors. She enjoyed growing flowers and her own vegetables for cooking Sunday dinner, Holiday meals and for family gatherings. Rose loved to spend time with her children, grandchildren, family and friends.

 
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Patricia Ann Ceryak

March 24, 2016 |

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Patricia Ann (Cline) Ceryak, age 50 of Clairton and formerly of Plum Borough, passed away at home on Tuesday, March 22, 2016.  Born July 25, 1965 in Natrona Heights, she is a daughter of Alyce (William) Balentine Godfrey of New Brighton.  A former manager at the Busy Beaver in West Mifflin, Patricia was a member of both Pine Run United Methodist Church in Clairton and the Clairton Volunteer Fire Department's Ladies Auxiliary.

 
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Thomas E. Kehoe

March 24, 2016 |

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

Thomas E. Kehoe, age 71,  formerly of North Huntingdon died March 23, 2016 at Woodcliffe Manor in Bethel Park, Pa. He was born November 26, 1944 in North Braddock, a son of the late Thomas F. and Anna Margaret Scanlon Kehoe. Prior to his retirement, Thomas was employed in the accounting department for both Nuclear Automation and Sunoco. He is survived by his daughter, Erin Hildreth and her husband James;  two sisters, Patricia Bell and her husband, Tom, Amy Weston and her husband, Michael. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com. Memorials may be made to Three Rivers Hospice. 

 

Dolores N. Marcinik

March 24, 2016 |

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

Dolores N. Marcinik, 77, of Latrobe, passed away Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at Excela Health Latrobe Hospital.  She was born July 4, 1938 in Coulter, PA, a daughter of the late Herbert and Anna Bigley Deemer.  Prior to her retirement, Dolores was a dispatcher for CSX Railroad and volunteered at various nursing homes.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother John F. "Dook" Deemer.  She is survived by her husband, Richard Marcinik; son Jonathan and his wife, Carla; brother, Bill Deemer; sister, Anita; two grandchildren, Anna, Faith; and nieces and nephews.  Friends will be received on Tuesday from 3-7 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  Interment will be private.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 

Robert G. Munshower

March 23, 2016 |

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

Robert G. Munshower age 62 of McKeesport died Tuesday March 22, 2016. He was born November 16, 1953 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Rawland and Dorothy B. Felz Munshower. Bobby was the Maintenance Supervisor for LA Fitness. He is survived by his sister Diana (Mark) Lewis of Elizabeth Township and his brother Paul (Kim) Munshower of Korea, stepdaughter Chrystal Browning of Pittsburgh, nieces, nephews and great nieces and grandchildren.

 
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Denise Marcel Ancarana

March 23, 2016 |

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

Denise Marcel Ancarana, 59, of McKeesport, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. She was born January 27, 1957 in McKeesport and was the daughter of John H. Waugaman, Jr. of West Mifflin and the late Kathryn I. March Waugaman. Denise was a Parts Manager for Car Quest Auto Parts and had also worked for the former Abriola Auto Parts in McKeesport.

 
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Jon “Fee” O’Hara

March 23, 2016 |

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

Jon “Fee” O’Hara, 44, of Clairton passed away Saturday, March 19, 2016 at home. He was born April 25, 1971, in McKeesport, to Annett Huschak O’Hara.

 
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Beatrice Ruszkoski

March 23, 2016 |

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

Beatrice Ruszkoski, age 95 of Glassport, died Tuesday, March 22, 2016. She was born on November 4, 1920, the daughter of the late Jon and Barbara Sosa Sabol, and wife of the late Frank J. Ruszkoski. Beatrice is a member of the Queen of the Rosary Church and the PNA of Glassport. She spent over 50 years dancing with her husband at the Palisades in McKeesport. She enjoyed planting flowers, working in her garden and loved taking care of her family. Beatrice is survived by daughter; Jennifer Ruszkoski-Caldwell (James Caldwell) of South Park and son; Raymond (the late Laura) Ruszkoski of Glassport; grandchildren; Christopher (Terra Ferderber) Caldwell of Pittsburgh, Allison Caldwell of South Park, Benjamin Ruszkoski of Johnstown, Carrie Ruszkoski of Johnstown and Jacob (Karen) Ruszkoski of Shrewsbury, MA; great-grandchildren, Cameron, Liz, Benji, Curt, Lauren, and Matthew; She is preceded in death by her 9 siblings. 

Friends will be received at Hunter-Edmundson-Striffler Funeral Home, 600 Market St., McKeesport, PA 15132 on Saturday 10:00 AM until Noon when service will be held in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow.

Remembrances and donations in Beatrice’s name may be made to Striffler Family Funeral Homes., 600 Market Street, McKeesport, PA 15132.

 
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Denise L. Coppola

March 23, 2016 |

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

Denise L. Coppola, age 52 of Liberty Borough, died March 20, 2016 at UPMC McKeesport. Born February 24, 1964 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late David and Norma (Williams) Coppola. Denise dedicated her life to caring for others, working as a home healthcare specialist for Arcadia Healthcare, Bayada Healthcare, Home Instead Healthcare and especially took joy in caring for Elmer and Joan at their home.

 
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Dian Matta

March 22, 2016 |

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

Dian Matta 75, of North Huntingdon passed away March 22, 2016 at Forbes Regonial Hospital, Monroeville.  Born November 22, 1940 in McKeesport, daughter of Dorothy Johnson Allen and the late Robert C. Allen.  Dian was a Organist and Choir Director for Penns Woods United Methodist Church along with many other local churches.  She also performed various organ recitals in the area.  She is survived by her husband of 55 years Daniel, two daughters Debbie Short and her husband Dennis of Derry and Barb Matta and her husband Gene Lucas of North Huntingdon, two grandchildren Dustin and Michelle.  She was preceeded in death by her grandson Julian Lucas in 2003.  Visitation will be held Thursday from 2-4 & 6-8 PM at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home Inc., Clay Pike, Circleville, North Huntingdon.  A Funeral Service will be held on Friday at 11 AM in the funeral home chapel with Reverend Kathleen Schoeneck and Pastor Drew Bell officiating.  Interment will be private at Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Penns Woods United Methodist Church.   www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 

Atanas "Tony" Pavlov

March 22, 2016 |

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

Atanas "Tony" Pavlov, 64, of North Huntingdon, passed away peacefully in his sleep on March 21, 2016. He was the beloved husband of Maria Pavlov for 38 years. In addition to his loving wife he leaves his daughters of whom he was extremely proud, Fani Jenkins, her husband Jason, and their daughter Emma, whom he adored, all of Boulder, CO, and Vivian Pavlov-Schultz and her husband Scott, of North Huntingdon.

 
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Phillip Lee Compton

March 22, 2016 |

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

Phillip Lee Compton, age 44, of Trafford, passed away unexpectedly Monday, March 21, 2016. He was born April 29, 1971 in Pittsburgh, a son of Carla (Naccarrati) Compton of Monroeville and the late Kenneth L. Compton. He was the owner of Compton’s Construction Company in Trafford for the last 15 years. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his Fiancé of over 12 years Christine Heider; children Olivia Heider and Phillip T. Compton; sister Melissa Compton of Monroeville; and brother Kenneth L. Compton of Monroeville.

 
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Nancy Ann (Porter) Roolf

March 22, 2016 |

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

Nancy Ann (Porter) Roolf, age 90, of Liberty Borough, died March 20, 2016, at her home. Born September 21, 1925, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late William B. and Cornelia M. (Miller) Porter and beloved wife of 45 years to the late Raymond H. Roolf. Nancy was active in many community endeavors, including the Liberty Borough Womens Club, Cub Scouts Pack 53, the Liberty Borough Elections Commission, and the McKeesport Golden Key Club for seniors. In her free time, she enjoyed calligraphy and crewel work.

 
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Frances H. Kecman

March 21, 2016 |

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

Frances H. Kecman, 74, of Monroeville, formerly of Greenock died Sunday, March 20, 2016. She was born June 14, 1941 in Turtle Creek and was the daughter of the late Matthew M. and Julia Orris Magley. She was the wife of the late Steven J. Kecman who died May 27, 2005. Frances was a member of the Garden City United Methodist Church. She is survived by her sons, Steven Mark (Debbie Johnson) Kecman of Glassport and Scott Samuel (Julie Schampel) Kecman of Liberty Borough, sister, Joan (Robert) Kozlowski of Donegal, brother-in-law, Allan (Chris) Fiore of Rostraver, nieces, Cheryl Nelson, Robin Gales and Dana Fiore, nephew, Mark Kozlowski, and great-nieces.

 
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William J. Dworek

March 21, 2016 |

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

William J. Dworek, age 71 of North Huntingdon died March 18, 2016 at UPMC McKeesport Hospital. He was born August 13, 1944 in Glassport, a son of the late Bernard and Emily Kukowski Dworek Sr. William was a member of St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a Tool and Die maker by Elizabeth Carbide.He was a social member of the Larimer V.F.D. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Margaret Dunmire Taber. He is survived by his beloved wife, Rose Mary Dunmire Dworek, two brothers, Tom and Larry Dunmire, three nephews, Ron, Dan and Bobby Tabers. A memorial mass will be held on Wednesday, March 23 at 10a.m. at St. Agnes Church in North Huntingdon. Memorials may be made to the Westmoreland County Humane Society. Arrangements by James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, Pa. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

Dale R. Simon

March 20, 2016 |

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

Dale R. Simon, 56, of North Huntingdon, died at home March 15, 2016. He was born February 1, 1960 in Jeannette, a son of the late S. Ray and Grace (Richards) Simon. Dale was a 1978 graduate of Norwin High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Penn State University and was a journeyman machinist. Dale was a member of L.O.O.M., Lodge 236, Irwin, and enjoyed classic cars, golf, and music. He is survived by siblings, Terri Simon of Forest Hills, Keith Simon and his wife Terry of Gold River, CA, and Valarie L. Drutch and her husband Mark of Murrysville; also his twin nieces Joan and Monica Drutch and many friends.

 
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Arthur J. Nicolette

March 20, 2016 |

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

Arthur J. Nicolette, 93 of North Huntingdon, died Wednesday March 16, 2016. He was born August 22, 1922 in North Huntingdon, a son of the late Jack and Mary (Chicanello) Nicolette and was also preceded in death by his first wife, Gertrude (Murphy) Nicolette, a son Lawrence Nicolette, a daughter Sheryl Bonnett, and siblings, Margaret, Dan, Clarence, and Ray Nicolette. He retired after thirty six years’ service with A & M Foodland, Irwin. Arthur was a WWII veteran serving with the Army in the European Theatre of Operations and participated in the Battle of the Bulge as a Sergeant with the 82nd Airborne paratroopers.

 
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Robert “Bob” C. McDade

March 20, 2016 |

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

Robert “Bob” C. McDade, age 80, passed away Thursday March 17, 2016. He was born March 28, 1935 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Charles and Marion (Deuel) McDade. He was a long time member of the First Presbyterian Church in Irwin where he served as an elder and was known as the handyman. He was a former trustee of the First Presbyterian Church in Edgewood and was passionate about the Boy Scouts where he was an Eagle Scout. He and his wife enjoyed bicycling and participating in the Western PA Wheelmen Bike Club.

 
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Dolores Suzanne Torok "Toots"

March 19, 2016 |

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

Dolores Suzanne Torok "Toots," 85, died Saturday, March 19, 2016 at her home in McKeesport. Born January 9, 1931, a daughter of the late Barbara Szakos and John Tamas (Thomas).

 
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Charles Kevin "Sonny" Cohen

March 19, 2016 |

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

Charles Kevin “Sonny” Cohen, 58, of White Oak, died Friday, March 18, 2016. He was born in McKeesport on March 21, 1957. He was a man with many names; known to family as Kevin, and known to friends as Sonny. He was the devoted husband of Susan Tanney Cohen for 24 years; cherished father of Joseph T. and Mary F. Cohen, of White Oak; beloved brother of Loretta (John) Fisher, of Whitehall, and JoAnn (Dave) Rhome, of Greensburg; and dear uncle to Leah (Brandon), Hannah (Sam) and Katie (Markus). Sonny was a member of the Sons of the American Legion, General Smedley D. Butler Post 701, for more than 10 years. He very much enjoyed bowling and was the president of the Oddballs Bowling League. For a time, Sonny also coached for the White Oak Juniors at White Oak Bowl. He loved riding his 2008 Vulcan, 2000cc, Classic LT. He and Susan or one of the kids could be seen around town or out in the country on a warm summer day. His greatest passion, though, was his career as a professional truck driver. In his younger years, he was an over-the-road steel hauler, traveling the East Coast. Due to his heart disease, he began to drive locally and then eventually became an instructor. Throughout the years, he has received letters and cards from former students thanking him for changing the course of their lives. Because of Sonny, they now had the ability to adequately support their families with their new career. Sonny was a kind and gentle soul. He truly saw the face of God in everyone and treated them as such. He will be deeply missed by many, especially his family. He was our rock. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at STRIFFLERS OF WHITE OAK CREMATION AND MORTUARY SERVICES INC., 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, supervisor, 412-678-6177). Mass of Christian Burial will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in St. Angela Merici Church with Father Kevin Dominik officiating. Memorial contributions in Sonny’s name may be made to St. Angela Merici Parish, 1640 Fawcett Ave., White Oak, PA 15131.

 
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Dolores (Connelly) McCall

March 19, 2016 |

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

Dolores (Connelly) McCall, age 86 of McKeesport, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at Manor Care in Monroeville. Born January 23, 1930 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late John and Josephine (Sullivan) Connelly, and beloved wife of 50 years to the late Richard McCall.

 
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James Earl Saxon

March 18, 2016 |

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

James Earl Saxon, 78, of Elizabeth Township, died Wednesday, March 9, 2016. He was born February 20, 1938 in McKeesport and was the son of the late James E. and Hildred Ehrhardt Saxon He was retired from Bell Telephone of Pennsylvania and was a U.S. Army Veteran. He is survived by his son, James William (Aimee) Saxon of Avonworth and daughter, Cynthia Ione (Bryan) Abraham of Shaler, and grandchildren, Natalie Marmion, Ella and Logan Saxon and Leia Abraham. He was preceded in death by his sister, Ione Stack. There is no visitation.

 
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Daisy M. (Watts) Retell

March 18, 2016 |

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

Daisy M. Retell, age 94 of White Oak, formerly of Buffalo, NY, passed away peacefully on March 18, 2016 at Golden Heights Personal Care Home in Irwin. Born December 28, 1921 in Waverly, TN, she was the daughter of the late Ben and Myrtle (Evans) Watts, and beloved wife of 60 years to the late Reginald W. "Reggie" Retell.

 
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Nicholas John Rabickow

March 18, 2016 |

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

Nicholas John Rabickow, 81, of Glassport passed away at home on Thursday March 17, 2016.  He was born September 29, 1934 in Atlasburg, PA to the late Andrew and Mary Bertha Pachucka Rabickow.  Nick was the loving husband of Martina Ksiazek Rabickow for 59 years.

 
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Edward A. Tomko Sr.

March 17, 2016 |

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

Edward A. Tomko Sr., 89, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, March 11, 2016 at Hamilton Hills Assisted Living, Turtle Creek, PA. He was born April 3, 1926 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Michael Tomko and Elizabeth Hudachko Tomko Sebula. Ed was a charter member of St. Agnes Church North Huntingdon. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by Fisher Body Division of General Motors with 30 years of service. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps having served during WWII.

 
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Patsy Macioce Jr.

March 17, 2016 |

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

Patsy A. Macioce Jr., 91, of Penn Hills, passed away Saturday, March 12, 2016 at Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville. He was born May 23, 1924 in Pittsburgh, PA, the son of the late Patsy A. and Mary Viglietta Macioce Sr. Prior to his retirement at the age of 82, Patsy was a carpet and furniture salesman for Hahn Furniture and Kaufmann's Department Store in Monroeville. He was a member of St. Bernadette Parish, Monroeville, member of the Italian Sons & Daughters of America, and was a veteran of the US Army having served in WWII as an infantry soldier. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Granata Macioce; brother Anthony; and sister Bernadette Bencivenga Sandrock.

 
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Robert Farneth

March 17, 2016 |

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

Robert (Bob) Lester Farneth, 90, of North Huntingdon, PA, formerly of Plum Borough, died of heart failure on March 13, 2016 at UPMC East Medical Center. Robert was born in Plum Borough on August 11, 1925 to Ralph and Florence McIntyre Farneth, the 5th of 8 children. After graduating from New Kensington High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1943-46 and served in the 22nd Marine Regiment in the South Pacific. He worked at PPG Industries and Koppers Company, and retired from the U.S. Postal Service. He married Phyllis Evelyn Lucas in 1949 and together they had four children. They lived for more than 50 years on Logan's Ferry Hill, Plum Borough, on land that had been in the Farneth family for generations.

 
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Mary Jane (McGill) Kuklish

March 17, 2016 |

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

Mary Jane (McGill) Kuklish, 90, of Hudson, FL, formerly of North Huntingdon passed away on Monday, March 14 in St. Petersburg, FL. Born November 25,1925 in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Olivia McGill. Mary Jane enjoyed a long teaching career in the Norwin School District. She was a devout Catholic and spent much of her free time reading, swimming, sewing, and working crossword puzzles.

 
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Albert E. Stratton

March 17, 2016 |

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

Alberta E. Stratton, 78, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at her home. She was born March 14, 1938 in Wilkinsburg, PA, daughter of the late Clifford and Dorothy Bain Common. Prior to her retirement, Alberta was a driver for Laidlaw, Norwin School District. She was a member of The First Presbyterian Church, Irwin, VFW Post 781 Ladies Auxiliary and was co-owner of Stratton Saddle Shop.

 
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Lillian V. (Anderson) Rain

March 17, 2016 |

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

Lillian V. (Anderson) Rain, age 91, of North Irwin, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 16, 2016. She was born January 7, 1925 in North Irwin, a daughter of the late Albert and Emma (Magnason) Anderson. She was a member of the Norwin Church of the Nazarene in Circleville for over 50 years. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of over 49 years Russell Rain; daughter Judith A. Luffy; granddaughter Misty L. Gasparovic; brothers Herbert, Lawrence, Roy, Russell and Arnold Anderson; and sister Mildred Sherbondy.

 
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Jacklyn A. Greenland

March 16, 2016 |

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

Jacklyn A. Greenland, 88, of McKeesport, died Monday, March 14, 2016. She was born August 8, 1927 in Hazelton and was the daughter of the late Royce D. and Mary Leasie Abbott. She was the wife of the late William H. Greenland who died February 14, 2006. After 40 years of service she retired as the business office manager of the former McKeesport Daily News. Jacklyn was a graduate of McKeesport High School class of 1945.

 
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Martha K. Rankin

March 16, 2016 |

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

Martha K. Rankin, 91, of Asbury Villas, formerly of Mount Vernon, died Tuesday, March 15, 2016. She was born June 21, 1924 in Dravosburg and was the daughter of the late William N. and Lois Rogerson King. She was the wife of the late Robert B. Rankin. Martha was a member of the Mount Vernon Community Presbyterian Church and Eastern Star Chapter 316. She was a graduate of Temple University and was a retired Dental Hygienist for the Allegheny County Health Department.

 
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Anna V. Vavrek

March 16, 2016 |

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

Anna V. Vavrek, age 98, of McKeesport, died March 11, 2016, at John J. Kane Regional Center. Born April 12, 1917, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late John and Anna (Banick) Vavrek.
Anna was retired from McKeesport Hospital, where she worked in the house keeping department. She was a member of the St. Mark Parish and in her early years she enjoyed sewing, running and the outdoors.

 
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Leslie Ross Tuttle

March 16, 2016 |

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

Leslie Ross Tuttle, age 80 of Clairton, passed away on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 in Mountainview Specialty Care Center in Greensburg.  Born July 18, 1935 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Leslie and Edna (Paron) Tuttle.  

 
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Audrey J. Hess

March 16, 2016 |

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

Audrey J. Hess, age 79 of Scottdale, PA, died Monday, March 14, 2016.  She was born in Verona on March 1, 1937 and is the daughter of the late David and Faye Brown Hester; and the wife of the late Robert R. Hess.

 
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Mary Emma Mossburg

March 15, 2016 |

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

Mary Emma Mossburg, 92, of Greenock, died Monday, March 14, 2016. She was born January 27, 1924 in Altoona and was the daughter of the late Harry and Bertha Detman McClellan. She was the wife of the late Clarence Henry Mossburg who died April 14, 1982. Mary was a member of the Boston United Methodist Church, and the Golden Agers. She had worked for the former Green's Department Store in McKeesport.

 
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Grace Jane (Rankin) Vranich McDonald

March 15, 2016 |

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

Grace Jane (Rankin) Vranich McDonald, 89, of North Huntingdon, died Saturday March 12, 2016, in Lake Worth, FL. She was born November 8, 1926 in East McKeesport, a daughter of the late Paul R. and Grace (Johnston) Rankin and was also preceded in death by her first husband, Marko Vranich, her siblings, June Truxell, Paul L. and William Rankin, Ida Steffler, Lois Bargiel, and Kathleen Moore; grandchildren, Joshua Vranich and Amy Zecchini; and her daughter in law Shelly Vranich.

 
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Rita M. (Piovesan) Gdovic

March 14, 2016 |

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

Rita M. (Piovesan) Gdovic, 70, of Port Vue, passed away on Sunday, March 13, 2016 in Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was a retired office clerk for the former G.C. Murphy Company in McKeesport and member of St. Mark's Parish in Port Vue. 

 
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Edwin "Wheatie" Serena

March 13, 2016 |

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

EDWIN LAWRENCE SERENA (also known by his childhood nickname "Wheatie"), 70, of Glassport, passed away peacefully, March 12, 2016.  He is the son of the late Edwin and Lucille (Barrett) Serena.  Beloved husband of Mary (Skrtic) Serena; father of David (Denise) Serena and Kristen (Rosario) DiPaolo; grandfather of Jonathan Checefsky, Emilie Serena and Santino DiPaolo; brother of Carol (Carl) Cupp and Ruth (William) Patterson. He is also survived by numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
 
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John F. Klingensmith, Jr.

March 13, 2016 |

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

John F. Klingensmith, Jr., age 83 of Greenock, passed away at home on Sunday, March 13, 2016.  Born July 16, 1932 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late John F. Klingensmith, Sr., and Elsie "Daisy" (Thomas) Klingensmith.  The owner of Klingensmith Insurance Company (founded in 1965) and the John Klingensmith Real Estate Agency, both of Versailles, John was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in White Oak and a US Army Veteran of the Korean War.

 
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Domenic Jay Betters, Jr.

March 13, 2016 |

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

Domenic Jay Betters, Jr., 59, of Belle Vernon, formerly of Greenock, died Thursday, March 10, 2016. He was born September 10, 1956 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Domenic J. and Josephine Costanzo Betters. He was a member of Saint Sebastian Catholic Church, Belle Vernon, and had worked for his family's business, the former D.J. Betters Wrecking Co. He is survived by his son, Domenic John (Tina) Betters and granddaughter, Elizabeth Josephine Betters of Pittsburgh, daughter, Terra Marie (Scott) Huxtable of Norfolk, VA, sisters, Jane (Wendell) DePoppe of Imperial and Barbara (John) Knezovich of McKeesport, brother, Michael (Deborah) Betters of Lincoln, and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, David Betters.

 
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Kathleen T. (Schmittlein) Brown

March 13, 2016 |

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

Kathleen T. (Schmittlein) Brown, 53, of Herminie, died at home, Thursday March 10, 2016. She was born March 12, 1962 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of Theresa (Mancine) Schmittlein of Latrobe and the late Raymond Schmittlein. She was an employee of Hillview Motors, Greensburg.

 
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Gary S. Schork

March 13, 2016 |

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

Gary S. Schork, 63, of Jeannette, died Thursday, March 10, 2016 at home. He was born August 12, 1952 in Indiana and was the son of Patricia Rayburn Schork of Saltsburg and the late Mack Schork. Gary loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter, fisherman and gardener. He was a wonderful husband and will be greatly missed by his wife. He was proprietor of Gary Schork Plastering. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 37 years, Sharon Keeler Schork, brothers, Michael J. (Janet) Schork and Brian L. (Eren) Schork of West Newton, brother-in-law, Richard E. (Flora) Keeler of Delmont, and nieces and nephews.

 
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William G. Jardanhazy

March 12, 2016 |

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

William G. Jardanhazy, age 85 of North Huntingdon, formerly of McKeesport, died March 11, 2016 at Select Specialty Hospital in Latrobe. Born April 13, 1930 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Louis and Margaret (Droppa) Jardanhazy, and beloved husband of the late Frances E. (Hake) Jardanhazy.

 
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Kenneth E. Scott

March 11, 2016 |

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

Kenneth E. Scott, age 57, of Irwin, died Thursday, March 10, 2016.  He was born in McKeesport on November 24, 1958 and is the son of Artha C. Westerberg Scott and the late William E. Scott. Kenneth was predeceased by his daughter, Jeanna Scott; brother Daniel and his wife Donna Scott.

 
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Patricia A. (Cottom) Rotharmel

March 11, 2016 |

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

Patricia A. (Cottom) Rotharmel, 80, of McKeesport, died March 10, 2016, at UPMC McKeesport. She was born March 3, 1936, in McKeesport, daughter of the late Clark A. Cottom and Sylvia (Moon) (Cottom) Burke. Patricia was a long time member of the Highland Grove United Methodist Church in McKeesport. She was a member of the church's UMW (United Methodist Women's group), a Sunday school teacher for a time, also a member of the church's choir.

 
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Florence "Prissy" Gerendash

March 11, 2016 |

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

Florence “Prissy” Gerendash, 95, of McKeesport, died Thursday, March 10, 2016 at home.

 
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Edwin R. Stumme

March 10, 2016 |

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

Edwin R. Stumme, age 86 of North Huntingdon died March 10, 2016 at Riverside Nursing Center. He was born July 24, 1929 in North Versailles, a son of the late Theodore and Dorothy Kelly Stumme. Prior to his retirement in 1988, Edwin was employed by U.S. Steel Irwin Works. He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church in North Huntingdon. He also sang in the choir at St. John's Church for over 40 years, a member of the quartet group called the Overtones and a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during the Korean War .

 
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Francis M. McBride

March 10, 2016 |

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

Francis M. McBride, 90, of Greenock, died Tuesday, March 8, 2016, at Kane Regional Center in McKeesport.

 
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Don Leonard Carlson

March 10, 2016 |

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

Don Leonard Carlson, 87, of Dallas, TX died Friday, March 4, 2016 at home. He was born September 17, 1928 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Edwin and Viola Lewis Carlson. He was the husband of the late Betty Zelin Carlson who died September 15, 2014. Don was a U.S. Army Veteran and was retired from the P & LE Railroad.

 
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William John Beresford

March 10, 2016 |

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

William John Beresford, 77, of Versailles, died Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at home. He was born April 16, 1938 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Robert and Mary Stefan Beresford. He was a US Army Veteran and was a member of the Elizabeth Township Ex-serviceman's Association and the Versailles Croatian Club. He was also a member of the Carpenters Union. William played for McKeesport in the 3rd season of the Little League Baseball World Series.

 
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Marcia Mayer

March 10, 2016 |

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

Marcia Mayer, age 72, of North Huntingdon, formerly of McKeesport, died March 9, 2016, at AHN Forbes Hospital. Born July 27, 1943, in Hazelwood, she was the daughter of the late John and Anna (Sabo) Pieseski and the wife of Bernard Mayer, for 54 loving years.
Marcia was a retired home health nurses aide, working in private care. She enjoyed spending time with her husband exploring the bike trails of Pennsylvania and Maryland. She was a member of the former St. Peter’s Parish. Her greatest joy was caring for her loving grandchildren.

 
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Virginia Ruth Tretyak

March 09, 2016 |

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

Virginia Ruth Tretyak, 89 of Liberty Borough, died Tuesday, March 8, 2016, at Kane Regional Center in McKeesport. Born Nov. 19, 1926, in White Oak, she was the daughter of the late James Stenson and Ada Bartles Stenson Adams; and stepdaughter of Charles Adams and beloved wife of William Tretyak for 69 years.

 
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Dorothy M. (Fike) Ferrence

March 09, 2016 |

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

Dorothy Millicent (Fike) Ferrence, 88 of Clairton, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 8, 2016.  She was born on June 4, 1927 in Friendsville, MD to the late Clyde and Mary (Bowser) Fike.  Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband John S. Ferrence, a sister Luanna Tostin, and a brother Robert G. Fike.  As the head of the family, she was appreciative of all the blessings in her life and was especially proud of her children and their offspring. 

 
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Steve Kovatch

March 08, 2016 |

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

Steve Kovatch, 97, of Allison Park, formerly of Duquesne, died peacefully on Monday, March 7, 2016. Born in East McKeesport, August 30, 1918, he was the son of the late Steve and Regina (Lovash) Kovatch. Mr. Kovatch was a member of Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, West Mifflin, a retired employee of U.S. Steel Corp., Duquesne Works Electric Furnace Department, and a proud U.S. Army Veteran of WWII.

 
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Richard J. Heckel

March 07, 2016 |

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

Richard J. Heckel, 90, of North Hunrtingdon, passed away Sunday, March 6, 2016 at Excela Health Westmoreland. He was born March 19, 1925 in Pittsburgh, PA, son of the late Henry and Eva Holjack Heckel. Prior to his retirement, Richard worked in law enforcement as chief of police for Penn Township in the 1950's, police officer for East Pittsburgh, Westinghouse Security, and a lab assistant for Westinghouse Research, Churchill, PA. He was a member of St. Stephen Byzantine Catholic Church and a veteran of WWII and the Korean War, having served in the Air Force with 20 years of service. He enjoyed golfing and bowling.

 
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William Clair Faust, Sr.

March 07, 2016 |

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

William Clair Faust, Sr., age 69, of McKeesport, passed away at home on March 2, 2016.  Born January 1, 1947 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Clare (Benjamin) Faust. 

 
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Michael J. Stepanik

March 07, 2016 |

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

Michael J. Stepanik, 75, of North Huntingdon, died at home Sunday March 6, 2016. He was born August 12, 1940 in Jeannette, a son of the late Michael and Natalie (Senchyshyn) Stepanik. He was the owner of Servi-Sel Inc., Bethel Park and an Elder of First Presbyterian Church, Irwin.

 
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Katherine Ann (Lowry) Swope

March 06, 2016 |

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

Katherine Ann (Lowry) Swope, 94 of North Huntingdon was called home on Thursday March 3, 2016. Kate led a full and fun life. She loved belting her alto parts with her Sweet Adelines and being with her special friends "The Turtlelettes". Being an excellent seamstress, Kate made many of their performance costumes. She also loved to crochet, making cute outfits for babies all over Pittsburgh. Kate loved to travel spending summers in Stone Harbor, performing with her Sweet Adelines in London, and living in places such as Northern Michigan and Mexico on the Sea of Cortez. Kate was known for being witty, patriotic, having a 10 cent novel stash, and being an avid fan of her Pittsburgh sports teams.

 
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Nancy M. "Nan" McLaughlin

March 06, 2016 |

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

Nancy M. “Nan” McLaughlin, 83, of Liberty Borough, died Saturday, March 5, 2016 in Kane Regional Center, McKeesport.

 
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Dorothy "Dory" Wasko

March 05, 2016 |

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

Dorothy "Dory" Wasko, age 91 of North Versailles, formerly of McKeesport, passed peacefully on March 3, 2016. Born January 27, 1925 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late George and Mildred (Kusic) Dukic, and beloved wife of the late Ed Wasko.

 
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Richard P. Somerville

March 05, 2016 |

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

Richard P. Somerville, 62, of Duquesne, died Friday March 4, 2016. He is the son of the late Harold and Norma (Mason) Somerville. He is survived  by his brother Kenneth Somerville of Meadville. He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church. Friends received Christ Lutheran Church, Duquesne Monday from 10-11am at which time a funeral service will be held with Rev. John Gropp. Funeral arrangements by Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home.

 

Anthony L. Fisher

March 05, 2016 |

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

Anthony L Fisher, age 90, of Swissvale, died Saturday, March 5, 2016.  Anthony was born in Swissvale on Sep. 8, 1925 to Anthony and Madeiline McGuirk Fisher.

 
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Kenneth G. See Jr

March 05, 2016 |

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

Kenneth G. See Jr, age 72, of Saltsburg, died March 3, 2016, at UPMC East, in Monroeville. Born April 10, 1943, in Cumberland, PA, he was the son of the late Kenneth G. and Ruth J. (Uhlig) See and the husband of Kathy (Wilson) See.

 
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Nicholas “Hud” D’ Orazio Jr.

March 05, 2016 |

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

Nicholas “Hud” D’ Orazio Jr., 72, of Irwin, died March 3, 2016 with his family by his side. He was born February 9, 1944 in Greensburg, a son of the late Nick Sr. and Jean (Manno) D’ Orazio. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Luigi and Carmella (Penella) Manno; paternal grandparents Ferdinando and Lucia (DiMartino) D’ Orazio, several aunts and uncles, and in-laws Vince and Jewel Haas.

 
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John “Jay” C. Resetar

March 04, 2016 |

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

John “Jay” C. Resetar, 71, of North Irwin, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, March 3, 2016. He was born June 8, 1944 in Greensburg, a son of the late John and Florence (Weaver) Resetar. He was a member of the 1963 Norwin Hall of Fame Basketball team that was the WPIAL Champions. He was a well-respected proprietor for over 40 years for Amoco and was an active security guard for the West Mifflin School District and formerly for Franklin Regional School District.

 
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James C. Armbrust

March 04, 2016 |

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

James C. Armbrust, 80, of Irwin died at home Thursday, March 3, 2016. He was born February 17, 1936 in Greensburg, a son of the late Cloyd and Grace (Kettering) Armbrust. He graduated from Hurst High School and was a sergeant in the Marines before his employment with Westinghouse. He enjoyed hunting and competitive shooting. He attended Norwin Christian Church. He was a lifetime member of the NRA and Irwin Sportsmen’s Association, and belonged to various other 2nd Amendment organizations.

 
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Jacqueline M. Lettieri

March 03, 2016 |

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

Jacqueline M. Lettieri, age 68, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away Wednesday, March 2, 2016.  Daughter of the late Dexter and Rose Armstrong, she was born in McKeesport on May 18, 1947.  She was a caring and loving wife, mother and grammy.

 
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Adolph Garcia

March 02, 2016 |

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

Adolph Garcia, 91, of White Oak, formerly of Elizabeth Township, passed away on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 in Jefferson Hospital. He was a retired steelworker with U.S. Steel, Homestead and an Army veteran of World War II and bronze star recipient.

 
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Andrew Grese

March 02, 2016 |

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

Andrew Grese, 89, of Elizabeth, formerly of Clairton, passed away on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 in Jefferson Hospital. He was retired, after 42 years of service, as a steelworker for U.S. Steel, Clairton Works, beginning there in 1944.

 
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Mildred Scales

March 02, 2016 |

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

Mildred Scales, 89, of Fallston, MD passed away Saturday, February 27, 2016. She was born February 4, 1927 in Boston and was the daughter of the late John W. and Alberta Cargo Mains. She was the wife of the late George A. Scales who died January 16, 1995. Mildred was a retired employee of the State of Maryland. She was a former member of the Boston United Methodist Church. Mildred is survived by a son, Richard A. Scales of Fallston, MD, daughters, Janet (Lacy) Baldwin of Gallipolis, OH and Cathy (Thomas) Tennyson of Clarington, OH, grandchildren, Frank, Paul, and Mary Beth Baldwin, and Shana Tennyson and nine great-grandchildren.

 
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Kenneth M. Lewis, Jr.

March 02, 2016 |

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

Kenneth M. Lewis, Jr., 85, of White Oak, died Monday, February 29, 2016 at home. He was born December 17, 1930 in Versailles and was the son of the late Kenneth Lewis Sr. and the late Lillian Pry Lewis Powers. He was a retired Engineer for the Union Railroad with 42 years of service. Kenneth was a US Navy Veteran serving during the Korean War. He was a member of the White Oak American Legion and Versailles Senior Citizens.

 
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Elizabeth C. Shaw Snyder

March 02, 2016 |

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

Elizabeth C. Shaw Snyder, 89, of North Huntingdon, died at home Tuesday March 1, 2016 surrounded by family. She was born May 10, 1926 in Latrobe, a daughter of the late Robert F. and Elizabeth C. (Harper) Shaw. A graduate of Norwin High School, Class of 1944, she attended Columbia School of Nursing before marrying her late husband William N. Snyder Jr. and raising her family. S

 
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John "Charles" Shick

March 02, 2016 |

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

John "Charles" Shick, 77, of North Huntingdon, formerly of West Mifflin, passed away March 1, 2016 at home.  He was born April 1, 1938 in West Mifflin, a son of the late John R. and Elizabeth King Shick.  Prior to his retirement, John was a die maker for Fisher Body.  He was a former member of Dravosburg United Methodist Church, a member of Circleville United Methodist Church, North Huntingdon AARP,  the Happy Go Lucky Square Dance Group.  He is survived by his wife, Rowena "Dutch" Baker Shick; two sons, Paul Shick, Edward Shick and his wife, Yvonne; two daughters, Darlene Shick, Karen Schmidt and her husband, Andrew; sister, Sara Busdosh; grandchildren, Jonathan Schmidt, Chance Shick, Kya Shick, Andrew Schmidt (Veronica), LeAnne Looker (Paul); three great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, on Thursday from 6-8 p.m. and Friday 2-4 p.m.  and 6-8 p.m.  A funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m at Circleville United Methodist Church.  PLEASE GO DIRECTLY TO THE CHURCH.  Interment in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pittsburgh, PA.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lewy Body Association.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

John L. Fait II

March 01, 2016 |

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

John L. (Johnny the Love Jacket) Fait II, 33, of West Mifflin, died unexpectedly on Monday, February 29, 2016. Born in Pittsburgh, July 18, 1982 he was the beloved son of John L. Fait Sr. and Peggy (Riggar) Fait. John was an officer in the Mifflin Social Club and a social member of the Duquesne VFW Post 188 and Homeville Volunteer Fire Company.

 
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Catherine M. (Surace) Hadad

March 01, 2016 |

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

Catherine M. Hadad, age 73 of McKeesport, passed away on Monday, February 29, 2016 in Forbes Hospital in Monroeville.  Born October 21, 1942 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Dominic and Teresa (Mangeno) Surace.  

 
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John Gallo

March 01, 2016 |

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

John Gallo, 85, of Palmyra, formerly of Clairton, passed away on Monday, February 29, 2016 in Bob Fryer & Family Inpatient Center in Mount Joy. He was retired as a houseparent from Milton Hershey School, a member of Holy Spirit Church in Palmyra and an Army veteran.

 
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Genevieve L. “Mum” Scherff

March 01, 2016 |

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

Genevieve L. “Mum” Scherff, 85, of North Huntingdon, died at home Monday February 29, 2016. She was born October 7, 1930 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Courtland H. and Genevieve (Ackermann) Langworthy and was also preceded in death by a sister Mary McCutcheon. She was a life member of Circleville Volunteer Fire Department, and the North Huntingdon Township Canteen, and was a former member of the Order of Eastern Star.

 
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