Joseph Gioia

May 31, 2016 |

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

Joseph Gioia, 55, of Elizabeth Twp, passed away on Monday, May 30, 2016 at John J. Kane Regional Center - McKeesport. He was a union master electrician for Local No. 5 in Pittsburgh. The humble family patriarch, Joe enjoyed archery hunting, fishing, and taking his collector's edition Trans Am to car shows. He was a member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth Twp. 

 
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Patricia “Patti” A. (Panzo) Brush

May 30, 2016 |

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

Patricia “Patti” A. (Panzo) Brush, age 63, of North Versailles, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, May 26, 2016. She was born June 13, 1952 in McKeesport, a daughter of Sophie (Zapora) Panzo and the late Stephen Panzo. She was a former member of St. Stephen Byzantine Catholic Church in North Huntingdon. Patti had owned the Comfort Zone tanning and nail salon in Level Green, and work at the Westwood Banquet Center in Duquesne before dedicating her time to her mother’s care.

 
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Betty Ruth Kline

May 29, 2016 |

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

Betty Ruth Kline, age 88, of White Oak, died May 28, 2016 at her residence. She was born in McKeesport on August 22, 1927 and is the daughter of the late Max and Leona Berkowitz Greenfield. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by the love of her life, her husband of over 60 years, Bernard H. Kline, a WW ll veteran and her brother, Donald Greenfield.

She was a retired registered nurse, a former Brownie Leader, loved to go to lunch with her friends and play bridge and Mahj Jongg. She was a member of Temple B’Nai Israel, the Sisterhood, B’Nai Brith Women and Hadassa. She truly enjoyed singing and tapdancing in the Sisterhood Plays and at the membership luncheons.

She is survived by daughters; Ellie (Bruce) Lederman of Pacific Palisades, CA, Meryl (Fred) Trachtman of Olney, MD, son; George (Mary Jo) Kline of White Oak, grandchildren; Eric, Jeffrey, and Joshua (Elizabeth) Lederman, Reita, Lena, and Max Kline, and Rachel and Molly Trachtman, and sister, Phyllis Greenwald of N. Hills, California.

Friends and family 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 1:30 until 3:00 pm. when services will be held in the funeral home chapel. Rabbi Paul Tuchman will officiate the services and the eulogy will be by Rabbi Daniel Schiff. Burial will follow in Agudath Achim Cemetery in Forest Hills.

Condolences may be made at www.strifflerfuneralhomes.com

 
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James (Jim) Joseph Schubert

May 29, 2016 |

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

James (Jim) Joseph Schubert, age 50, of Donegal passed away suddenly at his home on May 28, 2016. Born in Homestead on September 18, 1965, he was the son of the late Harry and Shirley (Ireland) Schubert. An employee of DeCarlo Distributing,Jim loved to DJ and enjoyed amusement parks, roller coasters, baseball, and Laurel Highlands Campland.

Surviving him, his beloved wife Patricia Diane (Stewart) Schubert of Donegal, daughters; Jamie Schubert of Finleyville, Courtney Schubert of McKeesport and Shannon Schubert of McKeesport, step-son; Brandon Nowikowski of Donegal, brother; Ronald Schubert of Homestead, and sister; Elaine Burgey of North Huntingdon.

Loved ones 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 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm with services at 7:00 pm with Pastor Richard Krug officiating.

Condolences may be made at www.strifflerfuneralhomes.com

 
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Dr. Victor W. Molnar

May 29, 2016 |

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

Victor W. Molnar DDS, of McKeesport, died May 20, 2016, at Southwestern Nursing Care Center. Born June 24, 1928, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Joseph and Anna (Barillo) Molnar.

Victor was a retired dentist. While maintaining a private practice in McKeesport, he often provided free dental services to McKeesport School District students. Victor was a member of the former Transfiguration of Our Lord Byzantine Catholic Church, where he served as a trustee. He was a member of the Sierra Club, Dental Association of Western Pennsylvania, Hungarian Room Committee of Pittsburgh, and served as secretary and treasurer of the Hungarian Social Club of McKeesport.

 
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Marsha Lehmen

May 29, 2016 |

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

Marsha Lehmen, 66, of Gilbert, AZ died Wednesday, May 25, 2016. She was born June 18, 1949 in McKeesport and was the daughter of Roland (Janet) Reynolds of Versailles and the late Yvonne Swarts Reynolds who passed away July 1, 2009. She is survived by her husband, James Lehman, daughter, Maryelizabeth Lehman, and grandchildren, Cole Lehman and Mason Stein of Gilbert, AZ, brother, Edward (Linda) Reynolds of Elizabeth Township, sister, Deborah Kojsza of Monroeville, nieces, Laura Havaran, Megan Miller, Katlyn McLean, and Brieanne Gates, and nephew, Brian Reynolds.

 
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Silvia Gore

May 27, 2016 |

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

Silvia Gore, 69, of McKeesport, died Friday, May 27, 2016. She was born in Pietransieri, Italy on September 24, 1946 and is the daughter of the late Pasquale and the late Florina (Cordisco) D’Aloisio and beloved wife of Richard W. Gore of McKeesport. She is the mother of Randall (Kristen) Gore of Houston, PA; sister of Ermelinda Passalacqua of Italy and Lucio D’Aloisio of Detroit,, MI and the late Paola Passalacqua; aunt of Katya Dolce, Marco, Sara and Viviana Passalacqua, Pasquale D’Aloisio and Adelaide Fabilli.

 

 
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Vincent Alvin Long

May 27, 2016 |

Published By Robert A. Waters Funeral Home | Posted in: Robert A. Waters Funeral Home

Private services were held Wednesday, May 25, 2013 for Vincent Alvin Long, 61, of Swissvale, PA, who died May 21, 2016 in UPMC Mercy Hospital.

 
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Walter Butler, Jr

May 26, 2016 |

Published By Robert A. Waters Funeral Home | Posted in: Robert A. Waters Funeral Home

Walter Butler, Jr., 73, of McKeesport, PA, died Monday, May 23, 2016 at home. Walter was born November 5, 1942 in Cairo, Georgia He was the son of Walter Butler Sr. and Jurie B. Harold Ford.

 
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Albert "Jake" Popojas

May 26, 2016 |

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

Albert “Jake” Popojas, age 84, of Liberty Boro, died May 26, 2016.  He was born in Duquesne on October 1, 1931 and is the son of the late Andrew and Mary (Huszar) Popojas and beloved husband of Theresa (Bollas) Popojas. 

He was a member of St. Mark Church and Liberty Borough Veterans Association.  Jake retired from U.S. Steel where he worked as a bricklayer.

Services were held Thursday at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation & Mortuary Services, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, supervisor, 412 678 6177).

 
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Nathan Weiss

May 26, 2016 |

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

Nathan Weiss, 92, of McKeesport died Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at The Palms At O’Neil.  Born in McKeesport, May 23, 1924, he was a factory representative, a member of Temple B’nai Israel, and a WW II US Army veteran, serving in active duty and the reserves for 31 years with a rank of Master Sergeant.  Son of the late Armon and Fannie Solomon Weiss, he is survived by his wife, Reisse Jeanne Palley Weiss and by nieces and nephews.  A graveside service with military honors will be held Friday, May 27, 2016 at 2:00 PM in the Temple B’nai Israel Cemetery with Rabbi Moshe Russell officiating.  Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 is in charge of arrangements.

 

David R. Corrado

May 26, 2016 |

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

David R. Corrado, age 26 of North Huntingdon died May 24, 2016 at his home. He was born December 27, 1989 in Pittsburgh, Pa., a son of David J. and Rita Testarella Corrado. 

 
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Lucy Mathers

May 25, 2016 |

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

Lucy Mathers, 79, of Forward Twp., passed away Tuesday, May 24, 2016 in Riverside Care Center, McKeesport.

 
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Michael E. Hirjak

May 25, 2016 |

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

Michael E. Hirjak, age 87 of McKeesport, passed away on May 23, 2016 at The Gardens of Lincoln Court in North Versailles. Born March 15, 1929 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Joseph and Mary (Jula) Hirjak, and beloved husband of the late Margaretta (Mastilak) Hirjak. Michael honorably served in the US Navy, and following his military service, he began his career as a Master Technician for the automotive industry. He worked for many years as the Service Manager at Devereaux Chevrolet and Tom Clark. He was also a member of the White Oak Gun Club and the National Rifle Association. Mike enjoyed playing checkers with his great-grandson Jacob and loved watching his great-granddaughter Maura dance. His talent and passion for fixing things and being an all-around handyman will be missed by many. He is survived by his daughters,  Linda M. (Gary Kiesell of White Oak) Kiesell of Liberty Boro, Patricia Ann (the late Bob) Bashore of Elizabethtown, PA and granddaughter, Stacey Tabanli; great-grandchildren, Jacob and Maura Joy Tabanli whom he adored; his loving companion, Norma Budnick; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Margaret Karabin, Helen Azzarello and Joseph Hirjak. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Saturday, May 28, 2016 from 1-4:30 p.m., followed by a Blessing Service at 4:30 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Fr. Matthew Elanjileth will officiate. Inurnment will be private at Calvary Cemetery in Port Vue. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Nellie Ann “Taffy” Shenefelt

May 25, 2016 |

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

Nellie Ann “Taffy” Shenefelt, 71, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday May 24, 2016 at Excela Westmoreland Hospital. Her three home caregivers, Kerri, Jess, and Tiny and her friend Andria Crisp as well as husband and daughter comforted her all night. She leaves behind her loving and devoted husband of almost fifty years, William Blair Shenefelt II, a daughter Cheryl Shenefelt Bush and son-in-law, Brandon Bush currently residing in Somerset.

 
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Thomas Robert Ballas

May 25, 2016 |

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

Thomas Robert Ballas, 56, of North Huntingdon, passed away peacefully Sunday May 22, 2016, at home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born June 14, 1959, in McKeesport. Tom owned and operated Norwin Clock Repair for more than 25 years, servicing each customer with great care. More recently, he worked side by side with his brother, Bill, as a web developer at BNS Web Creations.

 
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Myrl Thomas Anderson

May 25, 2016 |

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

Myrl Thomas Anderson, 82, of North Huntingdon died Sunday May 22, 2016. He was born December 15, 1933 in Connellsville, a son of the late Charles Thomas Anderson and Alice M. (Schultz) Hood and was also preceded in death by his wife Arra (Gray) Anderson; step-father Samuel Hood and a grandson Bruce A. Jaffre Jr. He was retired of U.S. Steel, Homestead and was a member of Ardara United Presbyterian Church.

 
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Fred Gibbons

May 25, 2016 |

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

Fred Gibbons, 65, of Mount Vernon, died Monday, May 23, 2016. He was born June 2, 1950 in McKeesport and was the son of Mercedes Billy Gibbons of White Oak and the late John J. "Bus" Gibbons. He was a member of Central Highlands Community United Methodist Church in Elizabeth Twp, the Western PA Golf Association Executive Committee from 1993 - 2004 and was president in 2004, and was currently on the Greens Committee there. He was the first champion of the WPGA Mid Amateur Golf Tournament in 1985. He was a former member of the Youghiogheny Country Club. Fred was Broker /Owner of RE/MAX Real Estate Services and Gibbons Agency Insurance in Elizabeth Township.

 
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Ioannis P. Konidaris

May 24, 2016 |

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

Ioannis P. Konidaris, age 65 of McKeesport, died May 24, 2016 at UPMC Shadyside. Born December 4, 1950 in Greece, he was the son of the late Periklis and Anastasia (Papadopoulos) Konidaris. He is survived by his sister, Alexandra Konidaris; brother, Jerry Konidaris and his wife, Theodora; nephews John and Periklis Konidaris; nieces, Anastasia and Sophia Konidaris; and great-nieces, Athena and Brianna. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Friday, May 27, 2016 from 5-9 p.m. with a Trisagion Service at 7 p.m. Funeral Service will be Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 11 a.m. at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation, with additional visitation at church from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. Fr. William Zotis will officiate. (Everyone please meet at church). Burial will follow at Mt. Vernon Cemetery. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Robert A. Jacobs, Sr.

May 24, 2016 |

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

Robert Anthony Jacobs, Sr., age 53 of McKeesport, passed away on May 23, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born May 1, 1963 in McKeesport, and was the beloved husband of Doreen (DelDuca) Jacobs for over 30 years. He is survived by his children, Dana (Chris) DelDuca-Cindric, Robert "Bobby" (Ashley) Jacobs, Jr., Anthony (Kristin) Jacobs and Ryan Jacobs; grandchildren, Robert Jacobs, III (Lil "B"), Allison Jacobs and Zachary Cindric; brother, Christopher (Christine) Jacobs; cousins, David (Danielle) Balog, Danny and Crystal, Sara Balog and Kayla Dimeo; nephew Brandon Jacobs; and his loving dog, Daisy. He was preceded in death by his parents. Robert worked for MTS Sales & Service as a restaurant equipment service technician for over 20 years. In his down time, he loved to hunt, fish, and ride his motorcycle. He was known to be a history buff and was an avid Pittsburgh Pirate fan, having loved to visit PNC Park. He was a dedicated and hard working man, however his life was devoted to his family and grandchildren. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Thursday, May 26, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, May 27, 2016 at 10 a.m. at St. Angela Merici Church. Fr. Kevin Dominic will officiate. Burial will follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Penn Hills. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to the Hillman Cancer Center, Attn: Development, UPMC Cancer Pavilion, Suite 1B, 5150 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

William M. Schivley

May 24, 2016 |

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

William M. Schivley, 78, of Pleasant Hills, passed away on Monday, May 23, 2016 at home.

 
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David J. Cipicchio

May 23, 2016 |

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

David J. Cipicchio, 69, of Elizabeth Township, formerly of Versailles Boro, passed away on Sunday, May 22, 2016 in Allegheny General Hospital.

 
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Marian Cheskawich

May 23, 2016 |

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

Marian “Bunny” (Konwick) Cheskawich, 79, of Forward Twp., passed away on Friday, May 20, 2016 at Jefferson Hospital. 

 
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Harry K. Oldham

May 23, 2016 |

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

Harry K. Oldham, age 94, of North Huntingdon, passed away Sunday, May 22, 2016 at Redstone Highlands, Greensburg. He was born March 28, 1922 in Philadelphia, PA, a son of the late William J. and Miriam C. Paul Oldham. 

 
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William D. Harr Jr.

May 22, 2016 |

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

William D. Harr Jr., 82 of Greensburg, died Friday May 20, 2016. He was born August 16, 1933 in Homestead, a son of the late William D. Sr. and Anna Mary (Higham) Harr and was also preceded in death by his first wife Wilda R. (Walker) Harr and a sister Virginia Louise Shephard. Bill retired after over forty years’ service from Bell Telephone Co. / Verizon as manager of network operations. He was a member of First United Methodist Church Irwin, Shidle Lodge, No. 601, Free and Accepted Masons, Irwin, where he served as worshipful master in 1984, the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Pittsburgh, and Syria Temple, Pittsburgh.

 
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Paul Petrovich

May 22, 2016 |

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

Paul Petrovich, age 72, of White Oak, passed peacefully on May 19, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born April 3, 1944 in McKeesport, and was preceded in death by his father Paul Petrovich and mother Hilda (Horn) Petrovich Krznaric, his son Richard Petrovich and his beloved Jane Faulkner. He is survived by his sister, Marlyn (Kenneth, Jr.) White of Phoenix, AZ; niece, Adrian (Ralph) Hensell; nephew, Andrew Paul (Erin) Shivey; aunt, Ruth Horn; and extended family Anna (Brycen) Bock, Mary (Elmer) Henderson, Fred Faulkner, and many loving grandchildren, great-grandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews. He served in the US Army and was a member and employee of the American Legion of White Oak. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Sunday, May 22, 2016 from 2-4 p.m. and 6 p.m. until time of Funeral Service at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Pastor Galen Winebrenner will officiate. Burial services will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to a charity of your choice in Paul's memory. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.

 

Florence Removcik

May 21, 2016 |

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

Florence Removcik, age 90, of North Huntingdon, passed away Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Walden's View, North Huntingdon. She was born March 3, 1926 in McKeesport, daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Short Paradise. 

 
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Audrey L. Greenawalt

May 20, 2016 |

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

Audrey L. Greenawalt, age 57 of Boston, PA, passed away on Thursday, May 19, 2016 in UPMC Shadyside.  Born February 2, 1957 in McKeesport, she is the daughter of Dolores "Wootsie" (Keeley) Castine of Boston and the late Carl Castine.

 
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Audrey A. Herlehy

May 20, 2016 |

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

Audrey A. (Plush) Herlehy, age 76 of Clairton, passed away in her home on Friday, May 20, 2016.  Born in McKeesport on April 5, 1940 to the late Joseph Gordon and Eva Cecelia (James) Plush and 1958 graduate of Clairton High School, she was a clerk in the meat department of the Rostraver Shop N' Save for many years. 

 
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Clifford Clarence Shotwell

May 19, 2016 |

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

Clifford Clarence Shotwell, 68, of McKeesport, formerly of Pittsburgh, died Wednesday, May 18, 2016. He was born February 25, 1948 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Charles Clarence and Martha Semke Shotwell. Clifford was a US Army Veteran. He is survived by his sisters, Charlote (Rick) McPherson of Brush Prairie, WA, Elaine Brown of Loris, SC, and Melony (Kevin) Burdine of Indianapolis, IN, brother, Bruce (Jennifer) Shotwell of Webb City, MO, nieces and nephews.

 
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Millie (Zivkovich) Fox

May 19, 2016 |

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

Millie (Zivkovich) Fox, 96, of North Huntingdon, died Tuesday May 17, 2016 at Concordia of Monroeville. She was born March 16, 1920 in West Wilmerding, a daughter of the late Nikola and Sava Kosich Zivkovich and was also preceded in death by her husband John M. Fox, and siblings, Judy (the late James) Jeremias, and, Michael Sr., Lawrence (the late Martha), Nick Zivkovich Jr., and Theodore and George Zivkovich who died as infants.

 
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Anne F. Nath

May 18, 2016 |

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

Anne F. (Drechsler) Nath, 95, of Jefferson Hills, passed away on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at home.

 
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Shirley Henderson Gregory

May 18, 2016 |

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

 Shirley Joan Henderson Gregory, 90, of Clairton passed away on Wednesday, May 18, 2016.  She was born March 7, 1926 in Clairton to the late Charles L. and Mary Alice Sims Henderson.

 
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JoAnn Stepansky Piovesan

May 18, 2016 |

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

JoAnn Stepansky Piovesan, age 79, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at UPMC East, Monroeville, PA. She was born February 4, 1937 in McKeesport, PA, a daughter of the late Frank and Stella Pedro Stepansky. 

 
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Nancy M. (Foley) Voron

May 18, 2016 |

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

Nancy M. (Foley) Voron, died from a brain aneurysm on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at Presbyterian Hospital surrounded by loved ones. She was born on October 8, 1937 on the South Side of Pittsburgh, PA and a resident of North Huntingdon, PA since 1957. 

 
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Eileen Albensi

May 18, 2016 |

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

Eileen Albensi, age 84, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away surrounded by her family and comfortable in her son Donald's and daughter-in-law Laura's home, on Wednesday, May 18, 2016.

 
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Victoria A. Cipriani

May 18, 2016 |

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

Victoria A. Cipriani, age 62, of Cranberry Twp., formerly of Glassport, died May 15, 2016, at UPMC Presbyterian. Born January 15, 1954, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of Fred, Jr. and the late Delores (Princeton) Cipriani and the companion of Rita DeMore of Cranberry for 39 years.

Tori was a retired pharmacy technician. She was a member of St. Killian’s Church. She had a passion for caring for her pets Cobie, Peanut, Romeo and Cookie. Tori loved spending time with her family and especially enjoyed the children in her life.

 
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Sarah Jane "Sally" Ringbloom

May 18, 2016 |

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

Sarah Jane "Sally" Ringbloom, 90, of Elizabeth Township, died Tuesday, May 17, 2016. She was born December 11, 1925 in Duquesne and was the daughter of the late Michael J. and Mary Ann O'Brien Scarry. She was the wife of the late Donald Paul Ringbloom who died November 14, 2005. Sally was a member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth Township and the Elizabeth Township Senior Citizens. She worked in the Chemistry Lab at US Steel Duquesne Works during WWII and had also retired from the Elizabeth Post Office.

 
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John R. Gyergyo

May 18, 2016 |

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

John R. Gyergyo, age 76 of Greensburg, died Wednesday, May 11, 2016.  He was born in North Braddock on July 4, 1939 and is the son of Irene Poch and John Gyergyo.  He was employed at Westinghouse in East Pittsburgh until he retired.  He is survived by his son, Jeffery Gyergyo and daughter, Kelly (Bob Fraas) Gyergyo ; brother, Dave (Yoshi) Gyergyo of Jacksonville, NC; sister, Marion Morgan of West Palm Beach, FL and Rick Millen, who was like a son to him.  He is preceded in death by his son, John A. Gyergyo.

 
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Ann T. Ferrin

May 17, 2016 |

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

Ann T. Ferrin, age 83, of Westmoreland City, passed away Monday, May 16, 2016 at Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville. She was born October 29, 1932 in New York, NY, a daughter of the late John and Theresa Breen. 

 
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Jordan Lee Bozich

May 17, 2016 |

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

Jordan Lee Bozich, age 28, of Herminie, PA, passed away Sunday, May 15, 2016 in UPMC Mercy Hospital. He was born December 5, 1987 in Pittsburgh, PA, a son of David Bozich (Marsha) and Donna Lee Sebbens Bozich (Michael Beddick), and loving brother, Jeremiah Bozich.

 
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Angelo J. Vergona

May 17, 2016 |

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

Angelo J. Vergona, 95, of Elizabeth, passed away on Monday, May 16, 2016 in Mt. Vernon of Elizabeth.

 
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Sernick Obituary

May 16, 2016 |

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

Charlotte J. (Grimes) Sernick, 88, of Glassport, formerly of West Elizabeth, passed Monday May 16, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Albert and Minnie (Whitfield) Grimes. She is survived by her beloved husband Robert Sernick, and grand-daughters Rebecca Wawrin of Harrisburg and Jennifer Wawrin of Greensburg. She was preceded in death by her daughter Jayleen Wawrin, sisters Grace, Alberta, and Betty, and brothers Albert and Gilbert. Charlotte worked as a nurse's aide, attended the Assembly of God Church, and enjoyed gardening, cooking, and decorating. Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport Wednesday 2-4 and 6-8 with a service following with Rev. Patrick Pugh.

 

John E. Ravey

May 16, 2016 |

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

John E. “Pap” Ravey, 91, of New Kensington, formerly of White Oak, died Sunday, May 15, 2016.  He was born in Braddock on November 27, 1924 and is the son the late Michael and the late Clara (Brahler) Ravey and the husband of the late Eileen J. Babyak Ravey.

 
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Rosaline Scott Glickstein

May 16, 2016 |

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

Rosaline Scott Glickstein, 95, of Pittsburgh, formerly of White Oak, died Friday, May 13, 2016. She was born September 6, 1920 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Gizella Benovitz Salkovitz. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Scott and the late Edwin Glickstein. Rosaline was a member of Gemilas Chesed Congregation, Hadassah, B'Nai Brith, and was also a member and past president of the Jewish War Veteran's Auxiliary 181. Rosaline was proprietor of the former Salkovitz Dress Shop in Duquesne.

 
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Ralph Waltemire Jr.

May 16, 2016 |

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

Ralph Waltemire Jr., 88, of Delmont, formerly of North Huntingdon, passed away May 12, 2016. He was born August 16, 1927 in Clymer, the son of the late Ralph Waltemire Sr. and Clara Hollis Waltemire. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife of over 62 years, Alice Irene Kirkland Waltemire; brother, Charles Waltemire; sister Catherine Brandon; and grandson Clayton Ciocca. He was a member and elder at First Presbyterian Church and a member of the Bushy Run American Legion Post 260.

 
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Hilda J. Krznaric

May 15, 2016 |

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

Hilda J. Krznaric, age 97 of White Oak, passed away on May 14, 2016 at her home. Born February 18, 1919 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Marie (Nemecek) Horn, and wife of the late Paul Petrovich and the late Frank Krznaric. She is survived by her children, Marlyn (Kenneth, Jr.) White of Phoenix, AZ and Paul Petrovich of White Oak; grandchildren, Adrian (Ralph) Hensell and Andrew Paul (Erin) Shivey; seven great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; beloved sister, Ruth Horn; nieces and nephews, Dolly Yutzy, Lanny Horn, Dale Willard and Frank Willard; and five generations of great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her siblings, John Horn, Marie Willard and Elsie Shively. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Monday, May 16, 2016 from 6-8 p.m. and Tuesday, May 17, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral Service will be Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Pastor Galen Winebrenner will officiate. Burial will follow at McKeesport-Versailles Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to a charity of your choice in memory of Hilda. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Anne F. Frendzel

May 15, 2016 |

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

Anne F. Frendzel, age 94, of North Huntingdon died May 12, 2016 at Transitions Health Center. She was born October 26, 1921 in Hazelwood, Pa., a daughter of the late George and Elizabeth Ferencz. Anne was a member of St. Stephen's Byzantine Catholic Church, North Huntingdon, Pa. 

 
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Carl J. Kijowski

May 14, 2016 |

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

Carl J. Kijowski, age 77 of Lewisburg, PA, formerly of Port Vue, passed away on May 12, 2016 at the Evangelical Community Hospital in Lewisburg, surrounded by his family and friends. Born May 9, 1939 in Port Vue, he was the son of Charles and Josephine (Synkowski) Kijowski, and beloved husband of Geraldine (Germak) Kijowski for 53 years.  In addition to his wife, he is survived by his sisters, Carol (Joe) Pollak of West Mifflin and Dolores (Art) Eagan of Pittsburgh, and many wonderful godchildren, nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his father, Charles; mother, Josephine; and brother, Joseph. Carl honorably served our country in the US Army as a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne. Following his military service, he attended the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics in West Mifflin, PA. He was employed with United Technologies/Pratt & Whitney in Connecticut for 44 years as a Field Service Engineering Representative where he traveled the world. After retiring he was employed with Wood Group/Pratt & Whitney as a Senior Executive V.P. of Engineering & Government Contracts. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Monday, May 16, 2016 from 9 a.m. until time of Blessing Service at 10:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 a.m. at Holy Family Polish National Catholic Church in McKeesport. Father Bruce Sleczkowski will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to the MS Society. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

George Christoff

May 13, 2016 |

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

George Christoff, 90, of Duquesne, died Thursday, May 12, 2016. He is the son of the late Thomas and Marie (Danaluk) Christoff. He is survived by his longtime companion, Audrey Locke; children, Keith (Bonnie) Locke, David (Lynn) Locke, Michael (Lucille) Locke and Wayne Locke; many grandchildren; great-grandchildren, Trinity, Kamryn and Rilynn; and special cousin, Lori (Jon) Jakubovic.

 
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Michael J. Pazuchanics

May 13, 2016 |

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

Michael J. Pazuchanics, 77, of Glassport, died May 12, 2016.  He is the son of the late George and Helen Pazuchanics.  Loving husband of the late Carol Ann (Huntey) Pazuchanics.  He is survived by his children Patricia (Timothy) Minkus of Liberty Boro, Michael (Susan) Pazuchanics of Peters Twp. and David (Denice) Pazuchanics of Whitehall; grandchildren Rebecca, Alexander (Michelle), Emile (Brian), Nicholas, Michael and Kathryn; brother Nicholas Pazuchanics of McKeesport; also nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by brother Peter Pazuchanics and sister Mary Rice.
 
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Raymond George Motto

May 13, 2016 |

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

Raymond George Motto, 69, of Liberty Borough, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, May 12, 2016. He was born December 13, 1946 in McKeesport and was the son of the late George Raymond and Vivian Craig Motto and was the husband of the late Dian "Dee" Evans Motto. Raymond was a retired Crane man for US Steel Irvin Works and was a US Navy Veteran serving during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Liberty Borough Veterans Association.

 
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Naomi “Auntie Putz” Grace Phelps

May 13, 2016 |

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

Naomi “Auntie Putz” Grace Phelps, age 83 of North Versailles, passed away on Thursday May 12, 2016. She was born to the late Robert Beiswenger and Sarah Gottlieb Beiswenger on July 15, 1932. Family and friends were Naomi’s passion and delight. She grew up spending summers and vacations on Lake Erie and traveling the world as an adult. Naomi was an avid life master bridge player and real estate agent.

 
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Janice Marie Altmiller

May 13, 2016 |

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

Janice Marie Altmiller, 52, of Lincoln Borough, passed away on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at home surrounded by her family. She was born October 4, 1963 in McKeesport and was the daughter of Katherine S. "Kay" Anthony Coulter Resh of Elizabeth Township and the late Edwin D. Coulter, Sr. Janice was a Registered Nurse and had worked for Forbes Regional, Jefferson Medical Center and UPMC McKeesport Hospitals.

 
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Helen J. Pasinski

May 13, 2016 |

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

Helen J. Pasinski, 90, of Glassport died May 4, 2016. She is the daughter of the late John and Sophie Smaron. Beloved wife of Edward Pasinski and also the late John Poljak. In addition to her husband she is survived by brother in law Leonard Pasinski and sister in law Theresa Komondor; niece Heather Pasinski and nephew Leonard Pasinski. She was preceded in death by brother Stanley Smaron and sisters Josephine Galito and Mary Smaron. Funeral services were private and were by the Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport.

 

Arlene Keffer

May 12, 2016 |

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

Arlene (Sherwood) Keffer, 81, of Forward Twp., passed away on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 in Paramount Senior Living at South Hills.

 
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Thomas Dale Grimm

May 11, 2016 |

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

Thomas Dale Grimm, 71, of McKeesport, formerly of West Elizabeth, passed away on Tuesday, May 10, 2016, in UPMC McKeesport.

 
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John A. Haraburda

May 11, 2016 |

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

John A. Haraburda, age 91, of Lady Lake, Florida, formerly of North Versailles, passed away on Monday, May 9, 2016. He was born August 30, 1924 in Braddock, a son of the late Thomas and Elizabeth (Cesnak) Haraburda. He was a World War II Army veteran and worked as a manufacturing engineer for over 42 years for Westinghouse. He was a Long time member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in North Versailles and a member of the masonic lodge #375 in White Oak for over 50 years.

 
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Paul L. Gladora

May 10, 2016 |

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

PAUL L. GLADORA, 58, of Duquesne, died May 6, 2016.  He is the son of the late Lawrence and Ida Gladora.  Paul is survived by his brother Richard Gladora of Swissvale and sister Louise (Craig) Richardson of FL.  Funeral arrangements by Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne.

 

Eleanor J. Behary

May 10, 2016 |

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

Eleanor J. Behary, 93, of Clairton passed away on Monday May 9, 2016 at UPMC McKeesport.  She was born in Clairton on June 29, 1922 to the late Albert Dietz Sr. and Louise Coursin Dietz.

 
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Lori Evanovich

May 09, 2016 |

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

Lori Evanovich, age 54, of Meadville, formerly of Port Vue, died May 6, 2016, after a long battle with breast cancer, at Consulate Health Care of North Strabane. Born March 23, 1962, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Shirley (Zoltak) Pikula of Port Vue and the lifelong love of Ralph Evanovich.

 
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Henry C. Yohman Sr.

May 09, 2016 |

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

Henry C. Yohman Sr., 78, of North Huntingdon, died suddenly Saturday May 7, 2016. He was born June 8, 1937 in Greensburg, a son of the late John and Emily (Brush) Yohman and was also preceded in death by his daughter Deborah Kull and his brother John “Jack” Yohman. Henry was a member of Men’s Prayer Fellowship, Shidle Lodge, No. 601 Free and Accepted Masons, Irwin, and the Loyal Order of Moose, Lodge No. 236, Irwin. He was retired from Lawson Products.

 
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Louise A. (Buzek) Gusty

May 09, 2016 |

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

Louise A. (Buzek) Gusty, age 89, of North Versailles, passed away with her family by her side on Saturday, May 7, 2016. She was born November 19, 1926 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late John and Anna (Leskovac) Buzek. She worked as a sales clerk for over 20 years at the Gimbel Department Store in the East Land Mall, and was a long time member of St. Robert Bellarmine Church in East McKeesport.

 
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Matthew Ian Cohen

May 08, 2016 |

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

Matthew Ian Cohen, 43, of Carnegie, died Saturday, May 7, 2016. He was born August 5, 1972 in Pittsburgh and was the son of Gary M. and Jacqueline Katz Cohen of Mount Lebanon. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his daughter Victoria Cohen, sister, Robyn (David) Brown of McDonald, aunts, uncles, nieces and cousins.

 
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Ronald Ross Hufford

May 08, 2016 |

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

Ronald Ross Hufford, 76, of Greenock, died Friday, May 6, 2016. He was born July 16, 1939 in Greenock and was the beloved son of the late George L. and Marybelle Logue Hufford. He was a member of the Greenock United Methodist Church, and had worked for the former Gee Bee Department Store in North Versailles. He is survived by his brothers, George J. Hufford of Greenock and Ralph L. (Mary) Hufford of Belle Vernon, nieces and nephews.

 
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Isadore Small

May 08, 2016 |

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

Isadore Small, 93, of White Oak, died Sunday, May 8, 2016 at UPMC East.  Born in Czechoslovakia, September 10, 1922, son of the late Samuel and Rayla Smilivitz.  Husband of the late Phyllis Bird Snyder Small, he is survived by his son, Steven Laib Small of White Oak, daughter, Rachel Dena Small of White Oak, and by 2 grandchildren, Akiba Small and Sara Small, both of White Oak.  He was a member of the Congregation Gemilas Chesed and Café Europa, a holocaust survivors group.  He was the owner of Phyllis’ Jeans and Apparel, and Phyllis’ 51 Market.  A graveside service will be held Monday, May 9, 2016 at 3:00 PM in the original Gemilas Chesed Cemetery, Center Street, Versailles Borough with Rabbi Moshe Russell officiating.  Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 is in charge of the arrangements.  Shiva will be observed at the home of Rachel Small, 1508 Fawcett Avenue, White Oak Monday through Thursday from 5-7 PM.  The family suggests contributions to the Congregation Gemilas Chesed, 1400 Summitt Street, White Oak, Pa  15131.

 

Barbara J. (Lloyd) Witt

May 08, 2016 |

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

Barbara J. Witt, age 70 of McKeesport, formerly of Connellsville, passed away on May 7, 2016 at UPMC McKeesport. Born October 4, 1945 in Connellsville, she was the daughter of Marianne (Galliete) Lloyd and the late Robert Lloyd, and beloved wife of William Witt for almost 40 years. In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by her children, Ronald Henderson of McKeesport and Elisha (Steven) Singer of White Oak; grandchildren, Julianna, Michael, and Desdemona; siblings, Nikki (Charles) Speeney of Scottdale, Robert (Connie) Lloyd of Myrtle Beach, SC, and Erika Goerner of Hempfield Twp.; also survived by her nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Tuesday, May 10, 2016, from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Pastor Kirk Albrecht will officiate. Private burial will follow at Green Ridge Memorial Park, Connellsville. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to the First Evangelical Free Church, 4001 University Dr., McKeesport, PA 15132. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Wanda L. Hughes

May 08, 2016 |

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

Wanda L. Hughes, 82 of North Huntingdon died May 7, 2016 at Concordia of Monroeville. Born May 5, 1934 in Irwin, daughter of the late Henry and Elsie Warnick Hughes. Prior to retirement she was an Administrative Assistant for Westinghouse and American Standard Corp. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Victor and Robert Miller and a sister Francis Carolan. She is survived by her friend Madeline Scaglione and Nieces and Nephews. Services are private. Memorial donations may be made to one's favorite pet charity. Arrangements by James W. Shirley Funeral Home Inc. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com
 

 

Helen B. Kristan

May 08, 2016 |

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

Helen B. Kristan, age 95, of North Huntingdon, passed away Saturday, May 7, 2016 at UPMC Passavant, Pittsburgh. She was born January 19, 1921 in Clairton, PA, a daughter of the late Thomas and Catherine Drwiega Malacki.

 
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Mary Burkhart

May 07, 2016 |

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

Mary Burkhart, age 85 of North Huntingdon, passed away Saturday, May 7, 2016 at Latrobe Hospital,  She was born July 19, 1930 in Allegheny County, a daughter of the late Ralph and Anna DeStefano.

 
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Elva Lee Barth Kelly

May 05, 2016 |

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

Elva Lee Barth Kelly, 83, of McKeesport, died Thursday, May 5, 2016. She was born Sept. 16, 1932, in McKeesport, and was the daughter of the late William and Zella Maude (Conant) Hatcher; and the wife of the late Robert L. Barth and the late Thomas J. Kelly. She was an active member of Pittsburgh Church of Christ in Oakland. She is survived by her loving daughters, Lee Ann (Jay) Sparks, of McKeesport, Roberta "Bobbie" (Keith) Kelly and Pam (Carey) Pravdica, both of Newburgh, Ind.; brother, William (Nancy) Hatcher, of Delmont; uncle, Robert Hatcher, of White Oak; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two nephews. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at STRIFFLERS OF WHITE OAK CREMATION AND MORTUARY SERVICES INC., 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131, Sue Striffler Galaski, Supervisor, 412-678-6177. Services will be 10 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel, with Minister Shaun McDonnell officiating. Burial will follow. Condolences may be made at www.strifflerfuneralhomes.com.

 
 
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Lara Jean Casaldi

May 05, 2016 |

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

Lara Jean Casaldi, age 38, of McKeesport, died May 2, 2016. She was born in McKeesport on Dec. 31, 1977 and is the daughter of the late Raymond and the late Janet (Fleckenstein) Little.

She was the loving mother of her two sons, Riley and Dustin Casaldi both of McKeesport; sister to Raymond (Jennafer) Little of McKeesport and Joseph Little of McKeesport; and nephew Raymond Boyd Little III.

Friends will be received on Friday from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation & Mortuary Services, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (412-678-6177 Sue Striffler Galaski, Supervisor). Services will follow at 2:00 PM at the funeral home chapel with Pastor Ben Robinson officiating.

Condolences may be made at www.strifflerfuneralhomes.com.

 

 
 
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Richard H. Scales

May 05, 2016 |

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

Richard H. Scales, 91, of Upper St. Clair, formerly of Elizabeth Township, passed away on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at Friendship Village of South Hills. 

 
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Rose Marie Wallulis Cowell

May 05, 2016 |

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

Rose Marie Wallulis Cowell, 89, of Lithia, FL formerly of Greenock, died Sunday, May 1, 2016. She was born December 17, 1926 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Giovanni and Maria Popo Antonelli. She was the wife of the late Ben Wallulis and John Cowell. Rose was a member of St. Patrick Church, Christy Park. She is survived by nieces and nephews and a sister-in-law, Marsha Antonelli of North Huntingdon.

 
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David S. Michaels

May 05, 2016 |

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

David S. Michaels, age 29, of Lincoln Borough, died May 2, 2016, at West Penn Hospital. Born January 29, 1987, in McKeesport, he was the son of Terry and Peggy (Kelly) Komyanik of Liberty Borough and the husband of Heather (Glos) Michaels of Lincoln Borough.
David was a manager for American Express. He loved Disney World and making dreams come true. He loved to draw, enjoyed the outdoors and spending time with his family and watching his favorite team, the Pittsburgh Steelers.

 
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Irene Fenton Laura

May 05, 2016 |

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

Irene Fenton Laura, age 90, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at St. Anne Home, Greensburg.  She was born June 13, 1925 in Boquet, PA, a daughter of the late Charles H. and Marie S. Anderson Fenton.  Irene was a member of St. Michael's Orthodox Church, McKeesport and deeply loved and cared for her family.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, M. George Laura; siblings, Cecil Fenton, Lois Auden and Gladys Barnhart.  She is survived by her son, William Terry Laura and his wife, Barbara, daughter Janet Dranko and her husband, Dennis; six grandchildren, Jason (Amy), Chip, Chad, Bryan, Christopher and Jennifer; and 12 great-grandchildren.  Friends will be received on Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  A funeral service will be held on Friday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Entombment will be private.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

Cecelia C. Pfefferkorn

May 04, 2016 |

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

Cecelia C. Pfefferkorn, of Boston, and formerly of Duquesne and McKeesport, passed away on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at home.

 
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Margaret I. "Gram" Gault

May 04, 2016 |

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

Margaret I. "Gram" Gault, 88, of Ida, MI, formerly of McKeesport, died Monday May 2, 2016 at her home. She was born November 27, 1927 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Michael and Anna (Kerekach) Stas. She was the wife of the late Robert J. Gault. Margaret was an avid sports fan, especially of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pirates, and most of all, the Penguins. She is survived by her sons, Floyd "Pat"(Joyce) Gault of Ida, with whom she made her home, Robin (Maureen) Gault of Irwin, and Robert (Angela) Gault of Alpharetta, GA, daughter, Mary (John) Sparico of North Huntingdon, brothers, Robert Stas of Griffith, IN and Michael Stas of Lancaster, 11 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren, all of whom she loved, adored, and enjoyed spoiling.

 
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James J. “Jim” Ballough Jr.

May 04, 2016 |

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

James J. “Jim” Ballough Jr., 66, of North Huntingdon, died Tuesday May 3, 2016 at home after a 7 ½ year battle with pancreatic cancer. Jim was a Vice President at Cavok, a division of Oliver Wyman Inc., Keller, TX, and had retired as the Director of Flight Standards Service for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with twenty-seven years’ service.

 
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Eleanor J. (Johnson) Holderbaum

May 03, 2016 |

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

Eleanor J. (Johnson) Holderbaum, 88, of Longwood, FL, formerly of Irwin, died Friday April 29, 2016. She was born April 16, 1928 in Irwin, a daughter of the late Arthur A. and Grace E. (Myers) Johnson and was also preceded in death by her husband William Keith Holderbaum. She was a retired school teacher for Hempfield Area School District and a former member of First United Methodist Church, Irwin.

 
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Cheyrl Sue (Redeker) Ebbitt

May 03, 2016 |

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

Cheyrl Sue (Redeker) Ebbitt, 67, of North Huntingdon, passed peacefully with family and close friends by her side Monday, May 2, 2016 at home. She was born October 24, 1948 in Guthrie, OK, a daughter of the late Claude A. and Freda P. (Reed) Redeker and was also preceded in death by her fiancé Bernard O’Bryan. She was a medical technologist for over forty years having retired from Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville. Cheyrl was a 1966 graduate of Norwin High School. Surviving are her children, Kacey C. Ebbitt of White Oak and Zachary J. Ebbitt (Heather) of North Huntingdon; a brother Rick Redeker (Stefanie) of Irwin; also her furry companion Max.

 
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Carrie Lynn Skrinjorich

May 03, 2016 |

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

Carrie Lynn Skrinjorich, 30, of Forward Township, passed away on Monday, May 2, 2016 in Jefferson Hospital. 

 
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Edmund J. Traczynski

May 03, 2016 |

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

Edmund J. Traczynski, age 84 of McKeesport, died April 24, 2016 at his home. Born July 10, 1931 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late John and Josephine (Mucha) Traczynski, and beloved husband of Dorothy (Frinsko) Traczynski for 64 years. Ed began his career as a butcher at a young age, and went on to become part owner of the J.T. Packing Company in McKeesport, where he retired from after many years of dedicated service. Following his retirement, he worked for City Foods and also served the community as a security guard at Renzie Park. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Gary Traczynski of McKeesport and Deborah Ann Traczynski of San Francisco, CA; siblings, Irene Charmo, Virginia (Sam) Greese, Maxine (Norman) Sherwood, Ruth Ann Stoffiere and John (Julia) Traczynski; also many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Harry and Edward Traczynski. Per Edmund's request, services will be private and are entrusted to Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory. The family would like to thank the staff of Bridges Hospice for the love and compassionate care provided to Ed . In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to the White Oak Animal Safe Haven, 2295 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131.
Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Irene J. Smithbower

May 03, 2016 |

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

Irene J. Smithbower, age 81, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, May 2, 2016 at her home, surrounded by her loving family.  She was born March 2, 1935 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Joseph and Anna Polak Shivy.

 
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Susan Lynn Ferree

May 03, 2016 |

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

Susan Lynn Ferree, 50, of Jefferson Hills, passed away on Saturday, April 30, 2016 in her home. 

 
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Charles Dennis Hudak, Jr.

May 02, 2016 |

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

Charles Dennis Hudak, Jr., 62, of Dravosburg, passed away on Sunday, May 1, 2016 at J. J. Kane Regional Medical Center.  He was born in McKeesport on June 2, 1953 to the late Charles Dennis Sr. and Helen Allen Hudak.

 
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Angella E. Dixon

May 02, 2016 |

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

Angella E. Dixon, age 29, of Port Vue, died April 29, 2016, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital. Born May 28, 1986, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of Guy and Candace Kim (Simeral) Lettieri.
Angie worked as a CNA until her illness kept her from doing so. She was a member of the West Side United Methodist Church. She enjoyed singing, decorating cakes and caring for others. She will be greatly missed by all that knew her. God blessed Angie with a beautiful voice and now she will sing in his choir of angels.

 
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Daniel Mervosh

May 01, 2016 |

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

Daniel Mervosh, age 75 of Versailles, passed away at home on Saturday, April 30, 2016.  Born September 5, 1940 in Pittsburgh, he was a son of the late Nicholas and Mary (Kovach) Mervosh.

 
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Philip V. Albensi

May 01, 2016 |

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

Philip V. Albensi, 85, of Mt. Vernon, passed away on Saturday, April 30, 2016 in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg.

 
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Cloyd A. Park, Jr.

May 01, 2016 |

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

Cloyd A. Park, Jr., age 88, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Saturday, April 30, 2016 in Southwestern Assisted Care Center. He was a retired shipping manager for Chemply Chemical Supply Company in Bunola and a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II.

 
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