James D. Flynn

April 30, 2016 |

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James D. Flynn, age 85, of North Huntingdon died April 30, 2016 at his home. He was born October 1, 1930 in Greensburg, Pa., a son of the  late harry and Elsie McKay Flynn. Mr. Flynn was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, North Huntingdon. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by Westinghouse Bettis Atomic. He was a former Boy Scouts assistant leader who traveled to Filmont, New Mexico with his troop.

 
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Jeanne P. Mardell

April 29, 2016 |

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Jeanne P. Mardell, age 83, of Versailles Boro., formerly of McKeesport died on April 28, 2016 at UPMC McKeesport. Born June 16, 1932 in Gallitzin, PA she was the daughter of the late Joseph Henry and Sadie (Litzinger) Mardell. Jeanne was a member of St. Patrick Parish and a former Christian Mother. She was a past employee at Federated Investors and the Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese. She also volunteered her time at Kane Regional in McKeesport.

 
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Thomas W. Harter

April 29, 2016 |

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Thomas W. Harter, 57, of North Versailles, died Thursday, April 28, 2016. He was born in Pittsburgh on Aug. 20, 1958, and is the son of the late Edward and Elizabeth Walsh Harter. He is survived by his loving wife, Laura Thomas Harter, of North Versailles; daughters, Elizabeth and Patricia Harter, both of North Side; sisters, Nancy (Robert) Emery, of Trafford, and Mary (Greg) Troy, of Shantilly, Va.; brothers, Gary Harter, of Vienna, Va., and Patrick (Joyce) Harter, of Scottsdale, Ariz.; step-children, Rachel Williams, of Little River, S.C., and Jason Williams, of Verona; also four grandchildren.

 
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Richard W. Kohl

April 28, 2016 |

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Richard W. Kohl, age 69, of Glassport, formerly of Port Vue, died April 25, 2016, at UPMC McKeesport. Born April 10, 1947, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Roy Hamilton and Anna (Barowich) Kohl and the husband of Judy (King) Kohl, for 47 loving years.

 
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Marie B. (Bobuk) Benny

April 28, 2016 |

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Marie B. (Bobuk) Benny, age 92, of Youngwood, formerly of North Versailles, passed away Monday, April 25, 2016. She was born March 24, 1924 in Duquesne, a daughter of the late John and Anna (Teslovich) Bobuk and was also preceded in death by her step mother, Elizabeth (Buckiso) Bobuk who raised her. She was a former member of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, Duquesne. She worked as a clerk at U.S. Steel, Duquesne Works, before working as a clerk at Gimbels Department Store, Eastland Mall.

 
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Donald D. Lundberg, Sr.

April 28, 2016 |

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Donald D. Lundberg, Sr., age 85 of Elizabeth Twp. and formerly of McKeesport, passed away on Monday, April 25, 2016 in John J. Kane Regional Center in McKeesport.  Born May 2, 1930 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Charles and Emma Lundberg.

 
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Roy E. Miller

April 28, 2016 |

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Roy E. Miller, age 88, of White Oak died April 27, 2016 in UPMC Mckeesport Hospital. He was born April 29, 1927 in McKeesport, a son of the late Roy and Frances Ihly Miller. Roy was a member of St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon. He was a graduate of Waynesburg University and was formerly employed by General Motors as an Accountant. He enjoyed woodworking, refinishing furniture, yard work, gardening and spending time with his family. Roy was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Paul Miller. He is survived by his beloved wife, Betty Ann Harvey Miller , four sons, John (Donna), Douglas (Patricia), Mark (Jamie) and James Miller, one sister Catherine 'Kay" and her husband David. 6 grandchildren, Tyler, Bella, Gavin, Mackenzie, Katie and Lexie. One great grandchild Dehlilah. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Sunday from 2-4,6-8 p.m. A funeral mass will be held on Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Agnes Church. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

Ella Marie Wilson

April 28, 2016 |

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Ella Marie Wilson, 58, passed away peacefully at Forbes Hospital in Monroeville on April 28, 2016.    She was born July 1, 1957 in McKeesport, daughter of the late John F. and Ethel Kristufek Wilson.  In addition to her parents, Ella was preceded in death by her beloved brother James Wilson and niece Lydia Wilson.  She is survived by brother John Jr. (Beverly) with whom she resided, brother Robert of White Oak, and sister-in-law Audra, nephews Grant and Alec, and niece Lily Wilson, all of Bethel Park.    Ella was employed at Vocational Business Alliance McKeesport prior to her retirement in 2012.  She was a longtime fan of the Steelers and pro wrestling.  She greatly enjoyed bowling and dancing with her friends at MYARC.  Special thanks to her devoted caregiver Tamika Olverson, and to our extended family and friends.  The family also thanks the staff at Forbes Hospital for their caring and compassion.  

 
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Joseph J. Ferenac

April 27, 2016 |

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Joseph J. Ferenac, 91, of Greenock, passed away on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 in John J. Kane Regional Center, McKeesport.

 
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Mike Kurka

April 26, 2016 |

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Mike Kurka, age 91, of McKeesport, died April 22, 2016, at John J. Kane Regional Medical Center. Born November 8, 1924, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Peter and Mary (Warga) Kurka.
Mike was a US Army veteran serving during WWII. He was a gentle man always caring for the children in his life and his loving family. He also enjoyed a good cigar.
Mike is survived by a sister, Anna Bills of McKeesport; also many nieces and nephews.
In addition to Mike’s parents, he was preceded in death by siblings, Peter and Mary.

 
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David J. Lorince

April 26, 2016 |

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David John Lorince, age 62, of E. Providence, Rhode Island, died unexpectedly Sunday, April 3, 2016 at home. David was born May 10, 1953 in McKeesport, PA and grew up in Port Vue. He is the son of Helen (Katrenic) Lorince of Elizabeth Twp. and the late John C. Lorince. 

He is survived by his son, David Joseph Lorince and granddaughter, Ella of Riverside, Rhode Island; brother, Raymond (Barbara) of Elizabeth; and sister Carol Boros of N. Versailles; also aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  David was predeceased by his rescue cat, Tulee.

 
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Gary James Cleary

April 25, 2016 |

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Gary James Cleary, 47, of McKeesport, died Saturday, April 23, 2016. He was born October 31, 1968 in Pittsburgh and was the son of the late James Thomas Cleary and the late Dolores Marie Bishover Cleary. Gary was a security guard. He is survived by his daughter, Ashley Marie Cleary of Wilmerding, sisters, Karen M. Clark of White Oak and Michele D. (James) Butler of West Newton, nephews, Ryan M. (Ashley) Clark and James M. (Leah) Butler, III, and a niece, Erica Butler.

 
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Joanne Alice Slachta

April 25, 2016 |

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Joanne Alice Slachta, 77, of Port Vue, died Monday, April 25, 2016 at her daughter Michelle's home in Glassport surrounded by her loving family. She was born April 12, 1939 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Frank and Alice Kovach Behary. She was the beloved wife of the late Albert Slachta who died June 13, 2008. They were married for 47 years. Joanne had worked for Wilcher News and the former Feig's Bakery in McKeesport. She loved cooking, gardening and her cherished cat, Kitty.

 
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Richard A. “Rico” Simica

April 24, 2016 |

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Richard A. “Rico” Simica, age 47, of McKeesport, died April 18, 2016, at his home. Born December 25, 1968, he was the son of the late Richard G. and Albena A. (Ornowski) Simica.
Rico was the owner of Mama Pepino’s Pizza in Elizabeth. He enjoyed restoring automobiles and could often be found reading or watching the History channel. Always willing to help anyone, Rico was a wonderful brother, uncle, great uncle and friend.

 
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Shawn P. Murray

April 24, 2016 |

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Shawn P. Murray, age 36, of North Huntingdon, passed away April 22, 2016 at his home. He was born November 21, 1979 in Pittsburgh, PA, a son of David and Patricia Shaul Murray. Shawn was a lightning rod installer for J&G Lightning Protection Co., and was a member of St. Agnes Parish, North Huntingdon. He was a graduate of Norwin Senior High School, Class of 1999 and graduated from Triangle Tech in 2003. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and spending time with his family. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his son, Jesse; maternal grandmother, Patricia Shaul Dedig; brothers, David and his wife, Amanda, Rick and his partner, Tony; sister, Angel Schaer and her husband, Don; nieces and nephews, Donnie, Alex, Ryan, Peyton, Jeromie, Abby, Natalie and Makayla; Friends will be received on Sunday from 6-8 p.m. and Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. PA. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Tuesday at 10 a.m. in St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon. Interment in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Irwin. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Caring Place. A special thank you to Heartland Hospice for their special care and compassion to Shawn and his family. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 

Dolores "Dee" Marie Kmetz Frederick

April 24, 2016 |

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Dolores "Dee" Marie Kmetz Frederick, age 84, of White Oak and Largo, FL, passed away Thursday, April 21, 2016 at her home. She was born June 14, 1931 in McKeesport, PA, a daughter of the late John and Mary Kuzma Kmetz. Prior to her retirement, Dolores was an administrative assistant for the University of Pittsburgh and a member of St. John's Lutheran Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley Frederick in 2002. She is survived by her son, Mark Frederick and his wife, Allison; daughter, Lisa Frederick; and granddaughter, Amy. Friends will be received on Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA. Additional viewing will be held on Wednesday at St. John's Lutheran Church, North Versailles, PA from 9 to 11 a.m. at which time a funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. Entombment in Grandview Cemetery, North Versailles. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church, North Versailles. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

Edward T. "Terry" Gilmore

April 23, 2016 |

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Edward T. "Terry" Gilmore, age 62 of Lincoln Borough, passed away Friday, April 22, 2016 at home.  Born August 1, 1953 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Edward T. and Ada (Metz) Gilmore.

 
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Andy L. Flynn

April 22, 2016 |

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Andy L. Flynn, age 82, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at home. Born January 7, 1934 in Madisonville, KY, he was a son of the late William D. and Laura L. (Miller) Flynn.

 
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Earl R. Byers Jr.

April 22, 2016 |

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

Earl R. Byers Jr., age 89, of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday, April 21, 2016 at Briarcliff Pavilion, North Huntingdon.  He was born May 25, 1926 in Glassport, PA, a son of the late Earl and Madge Hunt Byers.  Prior to his retirement, Earl was a chief aviation mechanic and was a veteran of the US Air Force.  He was a member of the Ridge Runners Trailer Club and McKeesport Gun Club.  He enjoyed camping, hunting and fishing.  He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Mary Jane Thomas Byers; children, David and his wife, Lenore, Donna Baker and her husband, Dennis, Lori Higginbotham and her husband, Bill, Kevin Byers and his wife, Mary Ruth; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.  Friends will be received on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  A funeral service will be held on Monday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Entombment in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association in memory of Earl.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 
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Steven C. Barnette

April 21, 2016 |

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Steven C. Barnette, age 43 of Clairton and formerly of Pensacola, FL, passed away on Thursday, April 21, 2016 in Forbes Hospice at West Penn Hospital, Pittsburgh.  Born April 28, 1972 in Pensacola, he was a son of Randy (Cindy) Barnette of Perry, FL and the late Mary Jane (Youst) Salter.

 
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Roslyn A. (Yonich) O'Hara

April 21, 2016 |

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Roslyn A. (Yonich) O'Hara, age 54 of Clairton, passed away on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 in UPMC East Hospital.  Born April 23, 1961 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Joyce (Manown) Yonich. 

 
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Lawrence L. "Huck" Patton

April 21, 2016 |

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Lawrence L. “Huck” Patton, age 89, of Elizabeth, passed away on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at Jefferson Hospital. He was a retired car salesman at Sturman-Larkin Ford in Pleasant Hills and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II where he served as a petty officer 3rd class signalman. 

 
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Terrence J. Cleary

April 21, 2016 |

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Terrence John Cleary, 68, of Liberty Borough, died Wednesday, April 20, 2016. He was born Oct. 10, 1947, in Braddock. He is the son of the late John and the late Elizabeth J. (Froelich) Cleary. He is survived by his beloved wife, Deidre (Kirkwood) Cleary. Terrence was a coach for South Allegheny football and basketball for over 30 years. He was a score keeper for Serra Catholic Girls Basketball. He was a graduate and star quarterback at Western State. He was a member of St. Mark's Parish, he loved trains and was his grandkids No. 1 sports fan. He was loved by everyone he met.

 
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Margaret L. “Peg” (McAnulty) Schweinberg

April 21, 2016 |

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Margaret L. “Peg” (McAnulty) Schweinberg, 75, of Irwin, died Monday April 18, 2016. She was born April 8, 1941 in Blairsville, a daughter of the late Ronald D. and Anna Mae (Paynter) McAnulty. Peg was a former employee of the Standard Observer and former tax collector for Hempfield Township. She was a member of Wendel Herminie Athletic Association and she and her husband were organizers of American Legion; Post 53.

 
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Tammie Jean Grice

April 20, 2016 |

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Tammie Jean Grice, 53, of Elizabeth Township, died Friday, April 15, 2016. She was born April 17, 1962 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late William Robert and Elizabeth Irene McCoy Ward. She is survived by her sons, Brian M. Grice of Elizabeth Township and Robert R. "Bob" Grice of Elizabeth, sisters, Jeannette Buck of Homosassa, FL, Donna (Joseph) Cendroski of Glassport, Mary M. Ward of White Oak and Bonnie Reitz of McKeesport, brother, William Ward of Christy Park, loving nieces and nephews and her best friend Tami Drechsler.

 
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Sharon J. Young

April 20, 2016 |

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Sharon J. Young, age 55 of White Oak, passed away on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 in Lifecare Hospital in Monroeville. 

 
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Andrea Tignanelli

April 20, 2016 |

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Andrea Tignanelli, 57, of Jefferson Hills, passed away on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 in Jefferson Hospital.

 
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Sandra M. Rexa

April 20, 2016 |

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Sandra M. (Else) Rexa, 61, of Elizabeth, passed away on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 in Select Specialty Hospital, McKeesport.

 
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Michael Campbell Daube

April 20, 2016 |

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

Michael C. Daube, 92, went to be with his Lord on April 19.  He was married for 63 years to Kathryn Hanna Daube, who pre-deceased him.  Mike is survived by his step-mother, Samira; brother, Dan; children, William (Gloria), JoAnn Johnston, and Nancy Pischel (James); grandchildren Mark (Pearl), Elaine Painter (David Isaac), Jeff Johnston, and Katie and Kyla Pischel; step-granddaughters Kristine Fischer (Tim) and Kim Pischel; great-grandchildren John, Ellie, Christian, and Evie Daube; Kathryn, Blythe, Ethan, Anika, and Wyatt Painter; and Norah, Ben, and Samuel Fischer.

 
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Jennie R. Serro

April 20, 2016 |

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Jennie R. Serro, 94, of Woodstock, Georgia, formerly of Sarasota, Florida and Irwin, Pennsylvania passed away on April 13, 2016 at the Woodstock Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Jennie was the daughter of Albert Frowen and Bertha Kellar Frowen of Herminie, Pennsylvania. Jennie grew up in Herminie and met her late husband, Martin Serro, there. With Martin, she owned and operated the Irwin Trailer Sales before retiring in 1975 and moving to Sarasota, Florida in 1980. Jennie was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

 
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Shirley Rosengarth

April 20, 2016 |

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Shirley Jean (Wise) Rosengarth, 80, of Rillton, Pennsylvania, and Port Orange, Florida, passed away on Saturday, April 16, 2016. She grew up in Whitaker, Pennsylvania, and graduated from Munhall High School in Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of the late Earl Wise and Margaret (Mattiko Wise) Scheder of Whitaker. Beloved wife of 59 years to Karl William Rosengarth formerly of Dravosburg, Pennsylvania and devoted, loving mother to Karl William Rosengarth Jr. of Indianola, Pennsylvania, Karol Lynn Rosengarth of Brookline, Pennsylvania, and Erik James Rosengarth of West Newton, Pennsylvania.

 
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Michael Campbell Daube

April 20, 2016 |

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Michael Campbell Daube, 92, passed away peacefully at home and went to be with his Lord, Jesus Christ, on April 19. Mike most recently resided in North Huntingdon with his son and daughter-in-law. He was married for 63 years to his life’s love, Kathryn Hanna Daube, who pre-deceased him. He was also preceded in death by his parents, Campbell and Scundra Daube; brothers, Esau, Joseph, and George; and sisters, Sue, Millie, and Sara. Mike is survived by his step-mother, Samira Daube; brother, Dan; children, William (Gloria), JoAnn Johnston, and Nancy Pischel (James); grandchildren Mark (Pearl), Elaine Painter (David Isaac), Jeff Johnston, and Katie and Kyla Pischel; step-granddaughters Kristine Fischer (Tim) and Kim Pischel; great-grandchildren John, Ellie, Christian, and Evie Daube; Kathryn, Blythe, Ethan, Anika, and Wyatt Painter; and Norah, Ben, and Samuel Fischer. Mike is also survived by sisters-in-law, Jeri and Vern Daube, Mary Hassick, Esther and Mary Hanna; and many nephews and nieces. He served in Saipan during WW2 and received the Bronze Star. Mike was a lifelong employee of US Steel, starting as a messenger boy and retiring as a drafting department group leader. Mike and Kay were very active in the First Presbyterian Church in Monongahela, until his later years when he worshipped at New Life Presbyterian Church in Harrison City. Mike treasured his family. He was always upbeat, even when hospitalized, and made friends everywhere. Visitation will be from 2–4 pm and 6–8 pm on Friday, April 22 at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA 15642. Respects can also be paid on Saturday at 9 am, April 23 at New Life Presbyterian Church, 326 Raymaley Road, Harrison City, PA 15636 prior to the 10 am memorial service. A luncheon will be served immediately following the service, after which the funeral procession will go to the West Newton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to New Life Presbyterian Church in Harrison City. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 

Sue W. Drescher

April 20, 2016 |

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Sue W. Drescher, age 84, of Coulter, passed away Sunday, April 17, 2016 at her home. She was born October 17, 1931 in McKeesport, PA, a daughter of the late Frank and Betty Gault Boden. Prior to her retirement, Sue was an assembler for FEMCO Electric and a charter member of Christ United Methodist Church, North Huntingdon. Sue was a 62 year charter member of the Coulter Vol. Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, and treasurer of Coulter Vol. Fire Department for 25 years. She enjoyed crossword puzzles and ceramics. On March 16, 2016, she and her husband celebrated their 65th Wedding Anniversary.

 
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Janet Marie Byers

April 19, 2016 |

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Janet Marie Byers, 77, of Versailles, died Monday, April 18, 2016. She was born June 30, 1938 in Pittsburgh and was the daughter of the late Alan Mueller and the late Marie Janicki Mueller Zugell. She is survived by her husband of 60 years Donald Lewis Byers Sr, daughter Sherry (Edward) Gasdick of Kissimmee, FL, and son Donald Lewis Byers Jr, of Versailles, grandchildren Kristen Marie Gasdick, Edward Gasdick Jr, Carl Alan Byers Jr, and Joshua Donald Byers, great-granddaughter Kayley Lynn Moon, brothers Robert (Anna) Mueller of Pittsburgh, Dale (Joyce) Mueller of Leeper, and Donald (Carol) Mueller of New Braunfels, TX, sister Diane (Greg) Drews and step-father Frank Zugell of North Tonawanda, NY, nieces, nephews and her dogs, Ozzy and Bugsy.

 
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Carl W. Ghrist

April 19, 2016 |

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Carl W. Ghrist, age 76, of Latrobe, died April 13, 2016, at Greensburg Care Center. Born April 7, 1940, in Greensburg, he was the son of the late Wilbur and Ethel (Detor) Ghrist.
Carl was retired from the asphalt industry. He enjoyed volunteering for the Salvation Army, where dressed as Santa to help collect donations for the less fortunate. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed the outdoors.

 
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Michael L. Fisher

April 19, 2016 |

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Michael L. Fisher, 73, of Versailles, passed away on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at home.

 
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Carol B. Gamble

April 19, 2016 |

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Carol B. Gamble passed away on Feb. 14, 2016 at her home in Upland, CA.  She was born to John and Elizabeth Brazill of Hastings, PA on Sept. 5, 1939.  A graduate of University of Pittsburgh with a degree in Education, she taught at McKeesport, PA High School before becoming a CPA and establishing her own accounting firm.  After moving to CA in 1986, she worked in public accounting until joining the Administration at Claremont Graduate University as Director of Budget and Business Affairs.  Later she was named Director of Information Technology from which post she retired. Carol will be remembered as a loving wife and mother who is survived by her husband Jaye; sons Jaye III of Alexandria, VA and Scott of Malvern, PA and daughter Kristin Taylor of South Pasadena, CA; six grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.  A private family-only memorial service will be held at a future time.Those interested in remembering Carol with a donation are welcome to support the City of Hope in Duarte, CA (http://www.cityofhope.org/giving/donate) or the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (http://www.themmrf.org/donate-to-mmrf/)

 

Mike Mihalchik, Jr.

April 18, 2016 |

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

Mike Mihalchik, Jr., of Port Vue, passed away unexpectedly on April 13, 2016 at Forbes Regional Hospital. Mike was born on January 25, 1928 in Munhall and attended Munhall High School and later Robert Morris Business School. He also served in the United States Navy, at sea during World War II and in the Pentagon during the Korean War. Upon returning from the Navy he married Elayne Muscante and together they had three children, each married, Sheryl (Brent) Maletic, Robert (Renee) and Michael (Bonnie). Mike’s education and interest in computing made him one of the true pioneers of the computing age. In the late 1950’s IBM introduced its first general processing systems and he was tasked to learn its capabilities by the manufacturer. As a skilled systems analyst he was employed by Mesta Machine Company and later by Mesta Computing Services until his retirement. He was very proud to be a long time member of the Pittsburgh Byzantine Catholic Archieparchial Choir until Myasthenia Gravis robbed him of his ability to sing. A truly wonderful father, Dad was always a great sounding board for life’s issues. Mike is survived by a sister Dolly Suchta, and is predeceased by his wife Elayne, sister Mary Helen Cosgrove and parents Helen and Mike Mihalchik. He also has three grandchildren of whom he loved dearly, Michael, Madeline and Amy. He will be greatly missed. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., where a Parastas service will be held at 4 p.m. Divine Liturgy of Christian Burial will be Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church with Fr. Donald Voss as celebrant. Entombment will follow at New St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Myasthenia Gravis Association of Western PA, 490 E. North Ave., Suite 410, Pittsburgh, PA 15212. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Joseph L. Madden, Jr.

April 18, 2016 |

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Joseph L. Madden, Jr. 89, of Clairton, passed away on Saturday, April 16, 2016 in Jefferson Hospital.  He was a retired expediter for U.S. Steel's Irvin Works in West Mifflin; worked later in life at Shop'n'Save; and was a Navy veteran of World War II. 

 
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Rhoda F. Farquhar

April 17, 2016 |

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Rhoda F. Farquhar, age 91 of Versailles, passed away on Sunday, April 17, 2016 in K & R Caring Hands Personal Care Home.  Born September 14, 1924 in Monongahela, she was a daughter of the late Charles E. and Helen (Wood) Farquhar.

 
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Mary Jane (Reese) Castellow

April 17, 2016 |

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Mary Jane (Reese) Castellow, age 75, passed away Saturday, April 16, 2016. She was born January 29, 1941 in St. Mary’s, West Virginia, a daughter of the late Harold and Ruth (Moore) Reese. She was a physical therapist in the Army during the Vietnam Conflict, and went on to create a physical therapist program at the Tarrant County College in Hurst, Texas. She is survived by her son Glenn (Mary) Castellow of Kill Devil Hills, South Carolina; two grandchildren; brother Harmon W. (Ruth) Reese; niece Kathryn I. (Gregory) Greco; and numerous great nieces and nephews.

 
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Dorothy J. Vigliotti

April 16, 2016 |

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Dorothy J. Vigliotti, age 92 of Port Vue and formerly of Altoona, passed away on Saturday, April 16, 2016 in the Center for Compassionate Care, Mt. Lebanon.  Born January 23, 1924 in Blairsville, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Julia (Krizon) Lustick.

 
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Ruth E. Johnson

April 16, 2016 |

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Ruth E. Johnson, age 94 of McKeesport, passed away on Saturday, April 16, 2016 in Briarcliff Pavillion in North Huntingdon.  Born September 5, 1921 in Elizabeth Twp., she was a daughter of the late Herbert and Margaret (Harrison) Johnson.

 
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Randy Lee Sawyers

April 16, 2016 |

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Randy Lee Sawyers, age 50 of Forward Twp., passed away on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at Jefferson Hospital.  Born June 9, 1965 in McKeesport, he is a son of Eleanor (Shunk) Sawyers of Forward Twp. and the late Richard Sawyers.  Randy was a social member of the Elizabeth Volunteer Fire Company and the Monongahela Sportsman's Club.

 
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Lucille Ann (Judice) Katic

April 16, 2016 |

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Lucille Ann (Judice) Katic, age 79, passed away on Thursday, April 14, 2016. She was born October 12, 1936 in Johnsonburg, the daughter of the late Michael and Elizabeth (Casilio) Judice. She retired after many years as the property accountant for numerous shopping malls in the Pittsburgh area. She loved to read, cook, paint and dance.

 
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Patricia R. Olson

April 16, 2016 |

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Patricia R. Olson, age 85 of McKeesport, died April 13, 2016 at UPMC McKeesport. Born March 17, 1931 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Clara (Tackas) McMillan, and beloved wife of the late Carl N. Olson. Patricia was a devoted mother and grandmother and found great joy babysitting her grandkids and spending time with her family. She also enjoyed playing bingo with friends.

 
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Peter T. Owens

April 15, 2016 |

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Peter T. Owens, age 32 of Versailles, passed away on Wednesday, April 4, 2016.  Born August 1, 1983 in Camden, NJ, he is a son of Charles T. Owens, Jr. of Hollywood, FL and Darlene M. (Anthony) Martin of Miami, FL.

 
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Martha Pauline Theresa Stercula

April 15, 2016 |

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Martha Pauline Theresa (Laver) Stercula, age 87 of Clairton, passed away on Thursday, April 14, 2016 in Lawson's Nursing Home in Jefferson Hills.  Born February 22, 1929 in Clairton, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary (Krolick) Stercula.  

 
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Doris M. Carlson

April 14, 2016 |

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Doris M. Carlson, 84, of Pittsburgh, formerly of Greenock, died Wednesday, April 13, 2016. She was born August 28, 1931 in Harrisburg and was the daughter of Charles R. Moyer and Pearl Roos Moyer Pellechia. Doris graduated from John Harris High School and the Abington Memorial Hospital Dixon School of Nursing. Upon graduation, she found her way to Mckeesport, PA, where she met and eventually became the devoted and tolerant wife of Bill Carlson for 55 years until his passing August 25, 2012.

 
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Edward Slater

April 14, 2016 |

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Edward Slater, age 85, of Liberty Borough, died April 13, 2016, at Washington County Health Center. Born August 18, 1930, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Edward and Edith (Nystrom) Slater and the husband of the late Rachel “Rae” (Hyndman) Slater, for nearly 65 loving years, whom he married on February 17, 1951.

 
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Mary Lou Smith

April 13, 2016 |

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Mary Lou Smith, 85, of Bunola, died Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at home. She was born March 1, 1931 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Albert A. and Anna L. Hester Markus. She was the wife of the late Walter A. Smith, Jr. who died February 12, 1984. They were married for 28 years. Mary Lou was a member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth Township and had worked for the former G.C. Murphy Co. Home Office in McKeesport, Rost Electric Co., and the First Presbyterian Church of Elizabeth.

 
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Anita G. Jaffre

April 13, 2016 |

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Anita G. Jaffre, 91, of Irwin, passed away Tuesday April 12, 2016, at home. She was born February 17, 1925 in White Valley, a daughter of the late Ovido and Francesa (Degorio) Teodore. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Robert Jaffre, and siblings Gilsa Massari, Mary DiVirgilio, Sally Beltz, Pierina “Pearl” Hammond, Spina “Tina” Harris, Oliviero Teodore, Nunzio Teodore, Lilian “Lena” Wasko and Gelsonina Teodore.

 
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Jane N. (Konieczny) Iskat

April 13, 2016 |

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Jane N. (Konieczny) Iskat, age 89, of East McKeesport, passed away on Monday, April 11, 2016. She was born April 11, 1927 in Braddock, a daughter of the late Albert and Caroline (Kutka) Konieczny. She was a secretary for Allegheny County for over 40 years, a long-time member of St. Jude the Apostle Parish, Wilmerding, and was a former member of the Silver Sneakers Club in Turtle Creek. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of over 50 years, Nick Iskat, and her sister, Delores Lenart.

 
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Lois M. Scandinaro

April 13, 2016 |

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Lois M. Scandinaro, age 82 of North Huntingdon, died April 12, 2016 at Forbes Regional Hospital. She was born July 10, 1932 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Robert and Loretta Mauer Thornton. Lois was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, North Huntingdon. She enjoyed crocheting, was  an avid card player, watching game shows, camping, jigsaw puzzles, word games, spending family time with her children and grandchildren.   In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Frank, daughters, Lois Scandinaro, Sandy Spudy and an infant daughter, three sisters, Loretta Rischer, Mary Wise and Betty Rall. She is survived by two sons, Frank (wife Beth), and Tom Scandinaro, one daughter, Lois Hathaway (husband Jack), three brothers, Bob, Joe and Jim Thornton, one sister Patricia Quesenberry , grandchildren, Tina Folmer, Dennis Erdly, Deborah Kuhens, John, Chris and Lee Scandinaro, Cassie Palmer, Matthew and Jessica Spudy, 17, great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA, on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday at 12 noon in St. Elizabeth Seton Church, North Huntingdon.  Interment in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

Ernest Emery III

April 12, 2016 |

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Ernest Emery, III, 60, of McKeesport, died Saturday, April 9, 2016. He was born April 11, 1955 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Ernest Emery, Jr and Marlin J. Kerfoot Emery. He was a retired contractor and was a USMC Veteran. He was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Laurie Chavis Emery, daughters, Dawn (Ronald) Egenlauf) Emery, Candice (Joshua) Deemer, and Katherine (Evan) Coddington of McKeesport, sister, Deborah Emery-Smith of West Palm Beach, FL, brother, Joshua Emery of McKeesport, grandchildren, Anistashia, Ronald, III, Suvannaha, Heather, Meghan, and Naomi, nieces and nephews.

 
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Genevieve Margaret Long

April 12, 2016 |

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Genevieve Margaret Long, age 82, of McKeesport died Sunday, April 10, 2016 at Riverside Nursing Center of McKeesport.  Genevieve was born August 23, 1933 in Duquesne, PA. She is the daughter of the late Husain and Anna Rusinko Sheriff and wife of the late John L. Long. She was preceded in death by sisters Marie Magdic, Dorothy Smith, and Alice Stevenson. She is survived by brothers William Sheriff and Ron (Gail) Sheriff of Jefferson Hills and many nieces and nephews.

 
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Mary Therese Kurta

April 12, 2016 |

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Mary T. (Winand) Kurta, 80, of Clairton passed away on Monday, April 11, 2016 in Southwestern Nursing Center.  She was a retired waitress for Blue Flame Restaurant in Jefferson Hills. Born August 23, 1935 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Leo and Margaret (Gaver) Winand.

 
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Ruth E. Haberjak

April 12, 2016 |

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

Ruth E. Haberjak, age 90, of Youngwood, passed away Tuesday, April 12, 2016  at Redstone Highlands, Greensburg, PA.  She was born June 30, 1925 in Uniontown, a daughter of the late John Henry Freeman Sr. and Lula Tallentire Freeman Ehrenburg.  Prior to her retirement, Ruth worked for Cox's, McKeesport in the Credit Department.  She enjoyed macrame, playing bingo and singing.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Haberjak Sr; and brother, John Henry Freeman Jr.  She is survived by her son, Edward Jr. and his wife, Genevieve; daughter, Mary Panico and her husband, Julius; five grandchildren, Lisa Panico Jackson (William), Wendy Lieberum (Eric), Erin Toner (Tom), Leah and Edward Haberjak; three great-grandchildren, Isabella, Raelynn and Kaleb.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.  A funeral service will be held on Friday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment in McKeesport-Versailles Cemetery.  The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff, employees and caregivers at Redstone Highlands Greensburg for their continuous loving care.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 

Todd D. Walters

April 12, 2016 |

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

Todd D. Walters, 36, of Export, died Saturday April 9, 2016. He was born June 5, 1979 in Jeannette, a son of Joyce L. (Bush) Walters Jankovic and Ronald Walters. Todd was an employee of Dura Bond Industries, Export and was attending Westmoreland County Community College, Bushy Run Campus.

 
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Marjory A. (Kinney) Williams

April 11, 2016 |

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Marjory A. (Kinney) Williams, 73, of Glassport, died Thursday, April 7, 2016. She was the daughter of the late John Shirley and Margaret (Morsey) Shirley. She is survived by brothers, David Shirley, of Bend, Ore., and Gregg Shirley, of Glassport, whom she supported with love and guided for several years until her passing; stepdaughter, Vallerie Williams, of New York; stepson, Gregory Williams, of New Fairfield, Conn.; nephew, Wayne Shirley, of Forest Grove, Ore.; and great-niece, Kelsie Shirley, whom she cherished and often referred to as the child she never had. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Williams.

 
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William Gary Schricker

April 11, 2016 |

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William Gary Schricker, 77, of Washington, formerly of Pittsburgh, passed away at Donnell House, Washington, PA on Saturday April 9, 2016.

 
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Brian Edward Coker

April 11, 2016 |

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

Brian Edward Coker, age 45 of McKeesport, died April 8, 2016 at UPMC Mercy Hospital. Born October 5, 1970, he was the son of Edward A. and Sandra L. (Berbigler) Coker, and step son of Maribeth Coker. In addition to his parents, he is survived by children, Sabrina Coker, Brian Dalton, and Gregory Dalton; granddaughter, Leslie Nicholas; sister, Amina Coker, and aunts, uncles, and cousins.

 
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Antoinette Hornfeck

April 10, 2016 |

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Antoinette Hornfeck, age 55, of Monroeville, formerly of Port Vue, died April 8, 2016, at AHN Forbes Hospital. Born August 31, 1960, in Port Vue, she was the daughter of the late Ermo V. D’Amico and Josephine (Chiaverini) D’Amico of Port Vue.
Antoinette dedicated her life to caring for her family.

 
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Sheila M. Woods

April 10, 2016 |

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Sheila M. Woods, 76, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville. She was born September 14, 1939, daughter of the late Bernard P. and Stella Witkowski McArdle. Prior to her retirement, Sheila was an I.C.U. nurse for Monsour Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Eugene Woods. A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, April 15, 2016, at 10:00 a.m., at St. Agnes Church, 11400 St Agnes Ln, North Huntingdon, PA 15642. James W. Shirley Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

Geraldine Elinor Frederick

April 09, 2016 |

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Geraldine Elinor Frederick, 66, of White Oak, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, April 8, 2016. She was born September 7, 1949 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late William Robert and Elizabeth Irene McCoy Ward. She was a member of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, McKeesport, and Local 205 Teamsters. Geraldine was a Certified Nursing Assistant at UPMC McKeesport Hospital and retired after 25 years of service.

 
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Mary Ann Foscoe

April 08, 2016 |

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Mary Ann Foscoe, 69, of Murrysville, formerly of East McKeesport, died Wednesday, April 6, 2016. She was born March 7, 1947 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Andrew and Mary Ann Mirda Yatsko. She retired from the Pittsburgh High Tech Council and had previously worked for the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic in Pittsburgh.

 
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Karan Marie Fazekas Rymarowicz

April 08, 2016 |

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Karan Marie Fazekas Rymarowicz, 69, of Elizabeth Township, died Thursday, April 7, 2016 in UPMC McKeesport Hospital. She was born October 5, 1946 in McKeesport and was the daughter of Doris Jean McLaughlin Fazekas of Elizabeth Township and the late Albert C. Fazekas. Karan was the step-daughter of Joan Fazekas of Glassport. She was a member of the Free Hungarian Reformed Church, McKeesport, and was retired from UPMC-McKeesport Hospital. She was also a member and past-vice president of Local 205 Teamsters.

 
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Randy Scott Robertson

April 08, 2016 |

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Randy Scott Robertson, 45, of Mechanicsville, MD passed away Tuesday, March 8, 2016. He was born August 25, 1970. There is no visitation Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the St. Patrick Church on Saturday, April 9 at 12:00 pm with the Rev. Vincent P. Velas, Officiating. Interment will follow at Coulters Cemetery. Arrangements are by the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc.

 
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William Harvey Oyler

April 08, 2016 |

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William Harvey Oyler, 98, of North Huntingdon, died Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at home. He was born February 18, 1918 in Braddock and was the son of the late William C. and Teresa Bruggeman Oyler. He was the husband of the late Mary Evelyn Eles Oyler who died April 20, 2013. They were married for 71 years. William was a Hydraulic Mechanic and retired from the former L.A. Grant Co.

 
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Joann H. (Hans) Pirl

April 08, 2016 |

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

Joann H. (Hans) Pirl, age 85, of North Huntingdon, passed away on Wednesday, April 6, 2016. She was born July 19, 1930 in Weirton, West Virginia, a daughter of the late Joseph and Edith (Troy) Hans. She was a retired registered nurse and was a long time member of the St. John’s Lutheran Church in North Versailles.

 
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John Holuka

April 08, 2016 |

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

John Holuka, 95, formerly of Duquesne, died peacefully, Wednesday, April 6, 2016, in Locust Grove Personal Care, West Mifflin. Born April 23, 1920, in Aliquippa, he was the son of the late Michael and Mary (Simon) Holuka. A retired employee of U S Steel Edgar Thompson Works. He was a member of SS. Peter & Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, Duquesne, VFW Post 188 and a proud WWII veteran of the 8th Army Air Corps.

 
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Lawrence (Larry) M. Rickard Jr.

April 07, 2016 |

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Martha Jean Sporio

April 07, 2016 |

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

Martha Jane (Warrick) Sporio, 84, of Jefferson Hills, passed away on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at home.

 
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Karl R. Ziegmond

April 06, 2016 |

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Karl R. Ziegmond, 87, of Elizabeth Township, passed away on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at home.

 
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Mary R. Mayernik

April 06, 2016 |

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Mary R. Mayernik, age 92, of Scott Township, formerly of Elizabeth Township, passed away Monday, April 4, 2016 in Providence Point Nursing Center. 

 
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Susan L. Anderson

April 05, 2016 |

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Susan L. Anderson, 65, of Monroeville, died Monday, April 4, 2016. She was born March 12, 1951, in Clarksburg, W.Va., the daughter of the late Robert L. and Leoma Johnson Anderson. Susan was a department manager for Giant Eagle and loved dog sitting for friends. She is survived by her sister, Jennifer Anderson, of Vienna, W.Va.; and brother, David Anderson, of Greensburg; also aunt of Tiffany (David) Hoelscher, of Maria Stein, Ohio, and their children, Mary Lou, Samantha, Ronnie and Victor. Services were held Tuesday, April 5, 2016, at STRIFFLERS OF WHITE OAK CREMATION & MORTUARY SERVICES INC., 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak (Sue Striffler Galaski, supervisor, 412-678-6177). Interment will be held in Parkersburg, W.Va. Memorial contributions in Susan's name can be made to Western PA Humane Society, 1100 Western Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15233.

 
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Joseph J. "Joey" Romano, Jr.

April 05, 2016 |

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

Joseph J. "Joey" Romano, Jr., age 52 of McKeesport, died April 4, 2016 at Allegheny General Hospital. Born January 13, 1964 in McKeesport, he was the son of Joseph and Audrey (Harrison) Romano. Joey's feeling of independence was most felt when riding his bike. It is then that he felt freedom, enjoyment and thrill, which was obvious to all who knew him. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brother, Larry Romano of Florida; and his aunt, Johanna Romano formerly of Sutersville. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Matilda Harrison; and paternal grandmother, Charlotte Romano.

 
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Edward J. Klotz Sr.

April 05, 2016 |

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

Edward J. Klotz Sr., 87, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, April 4, 2016 at his home. He was born October 21, 1928 in Duquesne, PA, a son of the late Michael and Anna Petrosko Klotz. Prior to his retirement, Edward was a masonry bricklayer for US Steel and was a Corporal in the US Army, having served during the Korean War. He was a member of St. Stephen Byzantine Catholic Church, White Oak Rod and Gun Club, life member of the NRA and American Legion Post 0344 for 46 years. Edward was an avid outdoors man who enjoyed hunting, fishing and yard work and was a Pittsburgh Sports Teams Fan. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Michael. He is survived by his wife, Marie Czarnecki Klotz; sons, Michael and his wife, Sheila, Gary, Edward Jr. and his wife, Laurie; grandchildren, Michael, Stephen, Anna, E.J. III, and Zachary Klotz. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA, on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. A Liturgy will be held on Saturday at 12 noon in St. Stephen Byzantine Catholic Church, North Huntingdon. PLEASE GO DIRECTLY TO THE CHURCH. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

Patricia Brady

April 05, 2016 |

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

Patricia Brady, age 81, of Columbus Ohio, formerly of Dravosburg, died March 30, 2016, at Claremont Retirement Village in Columbus. Born Nov. 10, 1934, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Clair A. and Ruth (Winn) Brady.

 
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Rita C. Hadbavny

April 05, 2016 |

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

Rita C. Hadbavny, 84, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, April 4, 2016 at Excela Health Westmoreland. She was born September 21, 1931 in Pittsburgh, daughter of the late Joseph and Mary DeVera Pavlik. Rita was a member of St. Agnes Parish. She was a loving mother who enjoyed being a homemaker and enjoyed spending time gardening. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Michael Hadbavny; son, Timothy Hadbavny; brothers, Andrew, Joseph, Cyril Pavlik; sister, Irene Pavasik; and grandson, Daniel. She is survived by her sons, Michael Hadbavny, David Hadbavny and his wife, Cindee, Robert Hadbavny and his wife, Barb; daughter, Eileen Iwinski and her husband, Chuck; grandchildren, Scott, Kelly, Adam, Ryan, Jason, Jennifer, Justin, Joshua, Brandi; great-grandchildren, Lilly, Brooke, Justin, Cora, Conor, Brayden, Jocelyn; sister, Dolores Bombara; and her furry companion, Jackie. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. A blessing service will be held on Thursday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment in Immaculate Conception Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Action For Animals, Route 217, Derry, PA. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

Patricia Spahr Miller

April 05, 2016 |

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

Patricia Spahr Miller, 80, of North Huntingdon, passed away Sunday, April 3, 2016 at her home. She was born February 23, 1936 in Greensburg, PA, daughter of the late Charles and Alice Herold Spahr. Patricia was co-owner of Herminie Feed and Supply, Irwin and McKeesport stores. She was an active member of Circleville United Methodist Church, where she was a past member of the Church Council, past member of the Board of Trustees, prayer group, and volunteer for the Vacation Bible School. She was past chairman of Reseda Jr. Women's Club, Reseda, CA, past chairman of North Irwin Jr. Women's Club, Mother Advisor of the Order of the Rainbow Girls and Den Mother for BSA. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, William H. Miller; sons, Kevin Miller, Rev's. Kenneth Miller and his wife, Denise; daughter, Nadine Miller-Haelle and her husband, Frank; brother, Thomas Spahr and his wife, Donna; sister, Bonnie Koury; four grandchildren, Craig (Claudia) Miller, Kyle (Anna) Haelle, Justin Miller, Jenae Haelle; five great-grandchildren, Kristian, Alejandra, Sierra, Halley and William. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA, on Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. and Thursday 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. in Circleville United Methodist Church. Interment in Irwin Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Circleville United Methodist Church. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

Daniel Cavanaugh

April 04, 2016 |

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

Daniel Cavanaugh, 57, of Elizabeth Township, died Monday, April 4, 2016 at home. He was born March 19, 1959 in New Eagle and was the son of Anita Schmidt Cavanaugh of Elizabeth Township and the late Harry Cavanaugh. He worked for Simonetta's Collision and Car Care Center in McKeesport and was a graduate of Elizabeth-Forward Class of 1977. Dan was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing, working in the garden and spending time with his family. 

 
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Helen B. Emsurak

April 04, 2016 |

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

Helen B. (Levdansky) Emsurak, 88, of Elizabeth Township, passed away on Sunday, April 3, 2016 in Arden Courts, Jefferson Hills.

 
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David H. Gilchrist

April 04, 2016 |

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

David H. Gilchrist, age 72 of Elizabeth Twp., formerly of Ellwood City, died April 3, 2016 at Healthcare@Home Hospice in West Penn Hospital. Born April 17, 1943 in Ellwood City, he was the son of the late Harold and Estelle (Punzell) Gilchrist and beloved husband of Patty (Kennedy) Gilchrist.

 
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Frank J. Angelo Jr.

April 04, 2016 |

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

Frank J. Angelo Jr., of Port Vue, died Friday, April 1, 2016. He was a son of Elizabeth (Patacca) Angelo and the late Frank Angelo. He is survived by his beloved wife, Nancy (Rybar) Angelo; sister, Thelma Decolati, of Glassport; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, Louis Angelo. Frank was a retired butcher for Shop-n-Save, and was a member of St. Patrick's Parish.

 
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Elmer Novak

April 03, 2016 |

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

Elmer Novak, 84, formerly of Duquesne, died Friday April 1, 2016. Born June 7, 1931, in Cicava, Slovakia he was the son of the late John and Anna Kovach Novak. Mr. Novak was a retired employee of Bethlehem Steel and a member of SS. Peter & Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, Duquesne. Beloved husband of the late Anna Kovac Novak, he is survived by two sons, Tim (Linda) Novak of Fayetteville, NC., and Paul (Mary Beth) Novak of Whitehall; a daughter, Shirley Weitzel of Reynoldsville, two brothers, Cyril Novak of RI, and Andrew Sandor of CA; a sister, Mary Ann Klaczak of MD, six grandchildren and two great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife he was also preceded in death by a son, Elmer Steven Novak.

 
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Frances M. Jakubek

April 03, 2016 |

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FRANCES M. JAKUBEK, 81, of Liberty Boro, died March 31, 2016.  She is the daughter of the late John and Stella Murray and wife of the late Donald Jakubek.  She is survived by sons Dr. Donald (Marybeth) Jakubek of Latrobe, Timothy (Eliana) Jakubek of West Palm Beach, FL, retired Lt. Commander David (Meg) Jakubek of Fairfax Station, VA and James (Kam) Jakubek of Lake Charles, LA; daughters Linda (Perry) Peretich of Liberty Boro and Joan (Mic) Jakubek of Charleston, SC; grandchildren MaryJo, Annie, Daniela, Timothy, Frances, Ryan (Amy),Lauren, Adam (Sonja), David (Lindsey), Christopher (Molly), Jaclyn (Eliot) and Lukas; great grandchildren Michael, Matthew, Nadja, Noah, Micah, Alexus, Gabriel, Kinley and Calen; sister Margaret Mellott of Liberty Boro and brother James Murray of Herndon, VA.

 
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Constance "D.D." Sydeski

April 03, 2016 |

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CONSTANCE "D.D." SYDESKI, 80, of Glassport, died March 31, 2016.  She is the daughter of the late John and Mary (Bogush) Sydeski.  She is survived by brothers Raymond (Gina) Sydeski of FL and Robert Sydeski of Glassport; sister Gertrude Ormand, with whom she resided; sister-in-laws, Elaine Sydeski and Barbara Sydeski; also nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by brothers Steven, Edwin and John.

 
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Brian Francis Strager

April 03, 2016 |

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

Brian Francis Strager, age 51, of Scott Township, and formerly of Liberty Borough, died March 30, 2016, at his home, a group home managed by the Partners For Quality Foundation. Born Feb. 9, 1965, in McKeesport, he was the son of Mary Lou (Zuro) Strager and the late Frank Strager. Brian had worked at the Center For Creative Opportunities in Coraopolis. Life held many special events for him. He enjoyed camping, train rides, the Gateway Clipper and most of all, the circus.

 
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Gerald P. “Jerry” Dilla

April 03, 2016 |

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

Gerald P. “Jerry” Dilla, 79, of Irwin, died at home Thursday March 31, 2016. He was born November 21, 1936 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Eugene and Mary Dilla and was also preceded in death by two sisters and a brother. He was a retired baking supervisor for Braun Baking Co., Pittsburgh and a member of the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Irwin. Jerry enjoyed spending time at his cabin on the Allegheny River and loved to fish. He had a great sense of humor and loved his family. He was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict era. He is survived by his wife of over fifty years, Shirley A. (Lemak) Dilla; children, Bernadette (Dave) Blatnick of Adamsburg, Patrick (Erin) Dilla of Hobe Sound, FL, John (Chris) Dilla of Raccoon Township, and Jim (Jen) Dilla of Charlotte, NC; grandchildren, Jake and Mike Dilla; a sister, Nancy (Casey) Kelly Chicago, IL; a brother in law, Art Proviano of Penn Hills; a sister in law, Jane Goodish; and many nieces and nephews.

 
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William Bennett Lutz

April 02, 2016 |

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

William Bennett Lutz, age 2, of Jefferson Hills, passed away on Friday, April 1, 2016, at home. He was a member of the Windover Hills United Methodist Church in South Park.

 
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Walter H. Worsham

April 01, 2016 |

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

Walter Herman Worsham, 88, of Statesville, NC passed away Thursday, March 31, 2016 in his home.  Born November 12, 1927 in Tacoma Park, MD, he was a son of the late Lewis Elmer Worsham, Sr. and Irene Lena Worsham.

 
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Raymond James "Nick" Johnson

April 01, 2016 |

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

Raymond James "Nick" Johnson, 71, of Christy Park, died Thursday, March 31, 2016 at home surrounded by family and friends. He was born May 24, 1944 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Walter and Helen Berry Johnson. He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, the Eleventh Ward Welfare Association, Turner's, and the Port Vue American Legion. Raymond was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam War serving as a Combat Medic. He received the Purple Heart, Vietnam Service Medal, the Silver Star, Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Medical Badge. View/Sign Guest Book

 
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Timothy R. Hall

April 01, 2016 |

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

Timothy R. Hall, age 62, of McKeesport, died March 29, 2016, at his home. Born Oct. 15, 1953, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Robert G. and Jeanne (Nelson) Hall and the husband of Audrey (Guthrie) Hall.
Timothy was a mechanic and retired from Dan Reed Auto. He enjoyed the outdoors and spending time with family and friends at his cabin near Cook Forest, riding his motorcycle with best friend, Tom Mollard and talking cars with his buddy, Dan Reed.

 
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