Thomas R. Gossman

June 30, 2016 |

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

Thomas R. Gossman, 84, of Elizabeth Township, died Wednesday, June 29, 2016. He was born January 2, 1932 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Jacob and Edith Kreiger Gossman. He was the husband of the late Alice Jean Svec Gossman who died March 21, 2008. Thomas was a member of St. Michael Parish, Elizabeth Township Seniors, Lifespan and was also a 50 year member of the Bettis Bowling League. He was a retired Senior Technologist for the Bettis Atomic Power Lab.

 
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Rev. Harry Lewis Burchell, Sr.

June 30, 2016 |

Published By Editor | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Rev. Harry Lewis Burchell, Sr., 85, of Ridgeley, W.Va., died Sunday, June 26, 2016 at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center.

Born November 29, 1930 in McKeesport, Pa., he was the son of the late John and Edith (Campbell) Burchell.
 
He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Marylee (Fike) Burchell; his second wife, Patricia Ann (Grant) Burchell; two brothers, John and Charles “Chuck,”; and, three sisters, Flo, Kate, and Dora.

 
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Regis A. Graboski

June 29, 2016 |

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

Regis A. Graboski, age 80 of McKeesport, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 in Jefferson Hills Manor.  Born September 4, 1935 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Michael and Mary (Wise) Graboski.

 
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Cheryl A. Young

June 29, 2016 |

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

Cheryl A. Young, 55, of North Versailles, died Monday June 27, 2016. She was born December 8, 1960 in McKeesport, a daughter of Irene (Mellon) Young of North Versailles and the late R. Glen Young. Cheryl was an employee of Civic Light Opera, Pittsburgh. Her passion was theatre. She acted, directed, and served as stage manager, often providing props. She was formerly active with the New Group Theatre. She will be remembered for her unforgettable smile and beautiful soul.

 
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Scott A. Williamson

June 29, 2016 |

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

Scott A. Williamson, known to friends as “Wilk” and “Scotty”, 46, of Pittsburgh, formerly of West Hempfield, passed away on Sunday, June 26, 2016. He was born December 26, 1969 in Pittsburgh, the beloved son of Carol and the late Drew Williamson of Irwin. Dear brother of Susan (Dan) Marcinko and “Uncle” to Meghan, Molly, and Matthew Marcinko of Robinson Township. Scott’s pride and joy were his two beloved dogs ~ Makena and the late Winfield.

He was a 1988 graduate of Hempfield Area High School. He received his B.S. in Business Administration from Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Virginia where he played 4 years of Division III football.

 
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William C. Ressler

June 28, 2016 |

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

William C. Ressler, age 83, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at home.

 
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Blanche L. Reynolds

June 28, 2016 |

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

Blanche L. Reynolds, 97, formerly of McKeesport, died Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at Locust Grove Assisted Living in West Mifflin, PA.  Born in Homeville, PA on June 30, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Frederick Emmet and Anna Mathilda Hoffman Hanst.  Wife of the late William J. Reynolds, she is survived by her daughters, Linda (Dan) Rendulic of Port Vue and Charlene (Glenn) Hennon of Glen Rock, PA, son, Gary W. (Noreen) Reynolds of Glenshaw, 6 grandchildren, Dan and Carl Rendulic, Bradley and Brian Hennon, and Gary and Nick Reynolds, also by 9 great grandchildren and 1 great-great granddaughter.  She was preceded in death by a brother, Fred Hanst, and 2 sisters, Dorothy Albrecht and Ruth Hanst.  She was a member of the former Hope United Methodist Church and Beulah Park United Methodist Church.  Friends will be received in the Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 on Friday, July 1, 2016 from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM, where a service will be conducted at 2:00 PM with her grandson, Pastor Brian Hennon officiating.  Interment will follow in Jefferson Memorial Park.  The family suggests contributions to Heritage Hospice, 2400 Leechburg Road, New Kensington, PA  15068.

 

Kathryn S. Pavlack

June 28, 2016 |

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

Kathryn S. Pavlack, age 94 of Jefferson Hills, passed away at home surrounded by her family on Tuesday, June 28, 2016.  Born August 23, 1921 in Jefferson Hills, she was a daughter of the late Stephan and Anna (Szylkowska) Seleski.

 
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Deane E. Dvorshock

June 28, 2016 |

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

Deane E. Dvorshock, age 61, of McKeesport, died Monday, June 27, 2016.  She was born in McKeesport on April 5, 1955 and is the daughter of the late Edward and Lois B. Schwartz Wilson and the wife of the late David V. Dvorshock, Sr.  She is survived by her sons, Ryan T. Dvorshock of McKeesport, Gabriel P. (Kim) Dvorshock of Bay City, Michigan, Jonathan V. (Stacie) Dvorshock of Monogahela; daughters, Aimee E. (Matthew) Potter (and Baby Nina) of McKeesport; grandchildren, Kayla, Sahavannah, Gabriel Jr. & Carter; sister, Jan Le Winter (Harry) of McKeesport; and brother Timothy Wilson of McKeesport.  In addition to her husband, she is also preceded in death by her son David V. Dvorshock, Jr.
Services were held yesterday at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation & Mortuary Services, Inc. 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, Supervisor) 412-678-6177. Condolences may be made at www.strifflerfuneralhomes.com.

 
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Kathleen M. Gouker

June 28, 2016 |

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

KATHLEEN M. GOUKER, 69, of Glassport died June 26,2016.  She is the daughter of the late Melvin and Vera James.  She is survived by her children John (Terri) Rollason and Robin (Joe) Rollason; grandchildren Crystal and Justin; great grandchildren Paige, Nevaeh, Serenity and Jayce; significant other Bill Crissman and his daughter Maggie; niece Tony Lynn Kelly and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.  Kathleen was preceded in death by her companion of many years Robert Belifore.

 
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Dolores Rita McCusker

June 28, 2016 |

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

Dolores Rita McCusker, 88, of White Oak, died Monday June 27, 2016 at home. She was born October 16, 1927 in McKeesport, and was the daughter of the late Stanley and Francis "Granny" Kaminski. She was the wife of the late Joseph E. McCusker who died January 29, 2016. They were married for 63 years. She was a member of Corpus Christi Parish and also made Prayer Shawls for the church.

 
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Mary Ellen Cylenica

June 27, 2016 |

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

Mary Ellen Cylenica, age 94 of South Park and formerly of Clairton, passed away on Monday, June 27, 2016 in Mt. Vernon of South Park.  Born August 14, 1921 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Patrick and Anne (Canavin) King.

 
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Raymond L. Sitkowski

June 27, 2016 |

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

Raymond L. Sitkowski, 82, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Sunday, June 19, 2016 at Country Care Manor. He was a bricklayer for Wheeling Pitt Steel in Monessen, a U.S. Army veteran, a member of the Senior Center in West Newton, and attended Christian Center Church in Belle Vernon.

 
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Audrey A. Bihary

June 27, 2016 |

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

Audrey A. Bihary, 77, of Duquesne, peacefully fell asleep in the Lord on Saturday, June 25, 2016, in Charles Morris Rehabilitation Center, Squirrel Hill. Born March 11, 1939, in Duquesne, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Mary Kuprok Bihary. She was a faithful member of Ss, Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, Duquesne, and the Parish Club, were she was very active in fund raising and raffle ticket sales. She was also a  member of the Allegheny County Retirees Association, a volunteer for Meals on Wheels in McKeesport and enjoyed bowling in the "Morning Glories Bowling League and a past bowler of the Tuesday Night SS. Peter and Paul League.

 
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Mike Godich, Jr.

June 27, 2016 |

Published By Editor | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Mike Godich, Jr, 87, of Bethesda, MD, died Saturday, June 11, 2016, in Suburban Hospital.  Born in McKeesport, PA, Dec. 12, 1928, he was the son of the late Milosh and Ljubica (Vuich) Godich.  Joining the Army at the age of 17, Mike was a WWII veteran stationed in post-war Germany during his tour.  Following the war, he returned to the McKeesport area to pursue his career and raise a family.  Mike was a long-time White Oak resident before moving from the area in 2004.

 
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Sue (Irving) Heubach

June 27, 2016 |

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

Sue (Irving) Heubach, 80, of Westmoreland City, died Friday June 24, 2016, at home. She was born January 16, 1936 in Warren, a daughter of the late Donald and Mary Elizabeth (Heath) Irving and was also preceded in death by her step father, Philip Lauffenburger, and her son in law, Jay R. White. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother and enjoyed knitting, golfing, bowling, and reading.

 
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Eleanor M. Chobirko

June 27, 2016 |

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

Eleanor M. Chobirko, age 90, of North Huntingdon passed away June 26, 2016 at Hempfield Manor.

 
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William M. Yednak

June 26, 2016 |

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

William M. Yednak, age 42, of McKeesport, died Friday, June 24, 2016. He was born in McKeesport on Dec. 25, 1973 and is the son of Patricia (Dirle) and the late William J. Yednak. He is survived by two sons Riley and Dustin Casaldi; sister Jennifer; brother Patrick and nephew Shae Patterson, all of McKeesport. Services were held by Hunter-Edmundson-Striffler Funeral Home, 600 Market St , McKeesport, PA 15132. Condolences may be made at www.strifflerfuneralhomes.com.

 
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Irene Falco Dunlap

June 26, 2016 |

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

Irene Falco Dunlap, age 81, of White Oak died on June 25, 2016. She was born in McKeesport on June 7, 1935 and is the daughter of the late John and Mary Bodnar Popovich. She is the wife of the late Gilbert Henry Falco and the late Clifford Dunlap.

She is survived by daughter; Darla (Dennis) Pohodich of Elizabeth, sisters; Ann Stanko of White Oak, Betty Smoot of White Oak, Helen McBurney of N. Huntingdon, Mary Reisner of White Oak, grandchildren; Gilbert, Dennis J, Michael Pohodich, and great-grandchildren; Christian and Brenden Pohodich. She was preceded in death by her daughter Rosemary Franks.

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 June 28th from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday June 29th at St. Michaels Church at 10 am. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery. Condolences may be made at www.strifflerfuneralhomes.com

 
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Eleanor M. Chobirko

June 26, 2016 |

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

Eleanor M. Chobirko, age 80 of North Huntingdon passed away June 26, 2016 at Hempfield Manor.She was born December 10, 1935 in Braddock, Pa., a daughter of the late John and Eleanor Busata Ekl. Eleanor was a member of St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon. She enjoyed crafts, sewing, beading, knitting, crocheting and was an avid flower gardener. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond in 2009, one brother, Thomas R. Ekl and her daughter- in- law Kathy Chobirko.

 
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Robert "Bob" Paul Boback

June 26, 2016 |

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

Robert "Bob" Paul Boback, 87, of Elizabeth Township, died Friday, June 24, 2016 at home surrounded by his family. He was born June 26, 1928 in Clairton and was the son of the late Charles Henry and MaryAnn Kachmarik Boback He was a member, Deacon, Elder and newsletter editor of the Round Hill Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth Township and was also a member and 2nd vice-president of the Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. He was also a member of the Norwin Art League and taught art classes at the McKeesport Senior Center.

 
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Ann (Curtis) Patterson

June 26, 2016 |

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

Ann (Curtis) Patterson, age 81, of North Versailles passed away Thursday June 23, 2016. She was born March 13, 1935 in Braddock, a daughter of the late Michael and Pauline (Britanik) Curtis. She was a long time member of St. Robert Bellarmine Church in East McKeesport and graduated from St. Thomas High School in Braddock. She worked as a Data entry clerk at Merck-Medco in North Versailles for over 10 years. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband Richard S. Patterson.

 
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Catherine "Nunny" Gavlak

June 25, 2016 |

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

Catherine "Nunny" (Gavlak), 83, of West Mifflin died peacefully on Thursday, June 23, 2016 in U.P.M.C. East. Born June 2, 1933, in Houtzdel. She was the daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Slabon) Gavlak. She was a member of Resurrection R.C. Church, West Mifflin.

 
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Augusta "Baba Gusta" Zeljak

June 25, 2016 |

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

Augusta Zeljak, affectionately known as Baba Gusta, 90, of McKeesport and formerly of Aliquippa died on Thursday June 23, 2016. She was born on July 4, 1925 in Noumea, New Caledonia and was the daughter of the late Auguste and Louise Arnaud Guichard. She was the wife of the late Alexander Zeljak. Augusta spent many hours volunteering in various capacities at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in McKeesport and St. Elijah Serbian Orthodox Church in Aliquippa.

 
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Kathleen Rosso

June 25, 2016 |

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

Kathleen Rosso, age 61, of Port Vue, died June 23, 2016, at UPMC McKeesport. Born May 7, 1955, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Phillip and Helen (Novotniak) Rosso.
Kathleen was a member of Holy Family Polish National Catholic Church in McKeesport. She dedicated her working life to helping children with special needs. A former teacher at Baldwin-Whitehall School District, she currently served as a private, special education tutor. Kathleen’s favorite pastime was going to the casinos with her family.

 
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Margaret Ann Goldstrohm

June 25, 2016 |

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

Margaret Ann Goldstrohm, age 84 of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, June 24, 2016 at home. Born December 18, 1931 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Ryniak and Jennie (Marnell) Ryniak, and beloved wife of the late Glenn Goldstrohm. Margaret was a former model and also worked at Katzman's Clothing Store in McKeesport. Margaret's greatest joy was tending to her home. She is survived by her daughter, Joern Goldstrohm (Kevin Clair) of White Oak; also nieces and nephews and her special nieces Janice Wolfe and Christina Reed. Margaret was also preceded in death by her sister and brother-in-law, Delores and Raymond Plowchalk. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Monday, June 27, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick Church. Father Vince Velas will officiate. Burial will follow at Richland Cemetery. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Dorothy Ann Aranos Scott Ursiny

June 25, 2016 |

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

Dorothy Ann Aranos Scott Ursiny, entered eternal life on June 13, 2016. Dorothy was born in Allegheny County on March 12, 1927 to parents John and Wanda Aranos.

 
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Joseph S. Ruzina

June 25, 2016 |

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

Joseph S. Ruzina, 91, formerly of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday, June 16, 2016 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was born March 16, 1925 in Yukon, PA, a son of the late George and Mary (Oravec) Ruzina. 

 
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George R. "Skip" Light

June 24, 2016 |

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

George R. "Skip" Light, age 85 of White Oak, passed peacefully on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at The Palms at O'Neil in McKeesport. Born December 27, 1930 in Swissvale, he was the son of the late George A. Light and Helen (Wentroble) Light Butorajac and beloved husband of the late Patty (Hetrick) Light. George honorably served our country in the US Army during the Korean War. Following his military service, he worked for Westinghouse-Bettis in the printing and reproduction department, retiring after more than 30 years of employment. He was a longtime member of St. John's Lutheran Church in North Versailles and also a member of the White Oak American Legion Post 701. George's greatest joy was spending time with his family and his surprise visits will be missed by many. He is survived by his son, John R. Light (Tracy Kelley) of White Oak; grandchildren, Jason and Jenna Light and their mother, Jaclyn Light; sister, Miriam (the late Gerald) Miller of Toronto, OH; and many nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Richard Light. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Saturday, June 25, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. and Sunday, June 26, 2016 from 2-4 p.m. Funeral Service will be Monday, June 27, 2016 at 10 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church, 715 Lincoln Highway (Route 30), North Versailles, PA 15137. Rev. Richard Krug will officiate. (Everyone please meet at church) Burial will follow at Jefferson Memorial Park. Memorial donations are suggested to St. John's Lutheran Church. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

William "Bill" Morgan Kay

June 24, 2016 |

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

William Morgan Kay peacefully departed this life at 8:20 a.m. on June 23, 2016 in The Loch Raven Veterans Administration Living Center, Baltimore, MD.  “Bill” was born in Richmond, VA on July 3, 1948, to the Late Rev. Rosamond C. Kay, Jr. and Anita Helen Meadows Kay. He was baptized by his father when he was eight years old at the Second Baptist Church in New Castle, PA.

 
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Debra A. Raling Holland

June 24, 2016 |

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

Debra A. Raling Holland, age 62, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at West Penn Hospital. She was born May 29, 1954 in McKeesport, PA, a daughter of the late Clair and Alberta Howard Raling. 

 
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Anna F. "Anny" Hughes

June 23, 2016 |

Published By Editor | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Anna F. "Anny" Hughes, 83, of Mt. Washington, on Monday, June 20, 2016. Beloved wife of 62 years of the late Carl O. Hughes; loving mother of Mary Lou (the late Chuck) Rosemeyer and Lynn (Jim) Cauley; loving Grandma of eight grandchildren and "Grandma Carl" to 11 great- grandchildren; sister of the late Roland Coleman.

 
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John Bradley "JB" Holub

June 23, 2016 |

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

John Bradley "JB" Holub, 57, of McKeesport, died Tuesday, June 21, 2016. He was born November 7, 1958 in McKeesport and was the son of the late John J. and Rita Mae Gallagher Holub. He is survived by brothers, Jeffrey J. Holub and Jordan D. Holub of McKeesport, aunts, Arlene Gallagher of Pittsburgh and Wilma Cirbus of Morgantown, WV, and cousins. There is no visitation. Private service will be held at the Mount Calvary Garden Mausoleum in St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles.

 
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Louis Durant

June 23, 2016 |

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

Louis Durant, 84, of Elizabeth Township, died Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at home. He was born January 19, 1932 in Wynn and was the son of the late Samuel and Agatha Vacirca Durant. Louis was a Korean War Veteran and had received the National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal with 1 Bronze Service Star, United Nations Service Medal and the Combat Infantryman Badge. He was a member of the American Legion. He retired from the Auto Industry after 30 years of service.

 
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Susan A. Pollard

June 23, 2016 |

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

Susan A. Pollard, age 63, of Wilkinsburg, formerly of Troy Hill, died June 16, 2016 at home. Born May 24, 1953, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late Victor and Trudy Klein and the wife of Allen Roberts.
Susan worked as a caretaker for the mentally disabled. She loved vacationing in Costa Rica with her sister Marie and found great delight in nature. Susan was a talented artist in design, painting and sculpture.

 
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Robert E. Danforth

June 23, 2016 |

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

Robert E. Danforth, age 66, of McKeesport, died June 21, 2016, at UPMC Shadyside. Born February 8, 1950, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Albert L. and Helen I. (Balyo) Danforth.
Bob worked at US Steel Duquesne Works in his early years. He was a member of the former Riverview Baptist Church, where he happily volunteered for many years. He enjoyed spending time with his family and dear friend Nancy Price.

 
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Kenneth E. Cosharek

June 23, 2016 |

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

Kenneth E. Cosharek, 52, of Pittsburgh, formerly of North Huntingdon, died Saturday June 18, 2016. He was born September 20, 1963 in McKeesport, a son of Frank Cosharek of North Huntingdon and the late Mary Jane (Mlinarchik) Cosharek and was also preceded in death by a brother James J. Cosharek. Ken was employed as a mechanical engineer for Woodings Industrial Corp., Mars.

 
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Mary Ann (Cmar) Slepecki

June 23, 2016 |

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

Mary Ann (Cmar) Slepecki, 89, of Virginia Beach, formerly of Duquesne, died peacefully, Sunday, une 19, 2016 at the home of her daughter Marylyn. Born in Duquesne, October 16, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Maria (Teczak) Cmar. She was a member of Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, West Mifflin. Beloved wife of John Slepecki, she is also survived by two loving daughters, Marylin (Michael) Borza of Virginia Beach, VA. and Audrey (Nicholas) Touloumes of Mechanicsburg, PA.; a brother, Andrew (Audrey) Cmar of North Huntingdon; 4 grandchildren. 2 great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Edward Cmar and a sister, Helen Klich.

 
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George Edward Klacik

June 23, 2016 |

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

George Edward Klacik, age 84 of McKeesport, went home to be with his Savior, Jesus Christ, Wednesday, June 22, 2016.  He was born in McKeesport on May 7, 1932 and is the son of the late George and Susan (Balas) Klacik.  He served in the US Army post Korean war 1955.  He was retired from US Steel after 27 years of employment. George was an avid pinochle player, enjoyed working with electronics and was fascinated by aeronautics.
He is survived by his daughter, Jacquelyn (William) D’Antonio of Lititz, Pa; sons, Alan Lee (Darlene) Klacik of Pittsburgh, Pa. and Gene Klacik of Tarentum, Pa; grandchildren, Lauren and David D’Antonio, Steve, Michael, Jason and Mike Klacik; and seven great-grandchildren.  His sister Irene Mulac and niece Monica Mulac.
Friends will be received from 10 am. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, June 25 at STRIFFLERS OF WHITE OAK CREMATION AND MORTUARY SERVICES, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131, (Sue Striffler Galaski, supervisor, 412-678-6177).  A service will be held at Noon immediately following visitation at the funeral home chapel with Pastor George Stadler officiating. Entombment will follow at Lebanon Chapel Mausoleum. Condolences may be made at www.strifflerfuneralhomes.com

 
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Eleanore V. Schaffer

June 23, 2016 |

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

Eleanore V. Schaffer, age 85 of White Oak, died Wednesday, June 22, 2016. She was born in Russelton, Pa. on April 21, 1931 and was the daughter of the late Andrew and Mary (Marinak) Mitro.
She is survived by her husband of 64 years Edward G. Schaffer; Sons, Jeffrey W. (Kim) Schaffer of Monroeville and Scott M. (Jackie) Schaffer of Peters Twp.; daughter Donna (Gary) Thomas of McLean, VA. Grandmother of AJ, Katie, Matthew, Jacquelin, and Abbey.
Services were held yesterday at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation & Mortuary Services, Inc. 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, Supervisor) 412-678-6177.
Condolences may be made at www.strifflerfuneralhomes.com

 
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Conchita (Yanez) Gilmore

June 21, 2016 |

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

Conchita (Yanez) Gilmore, 81, of Duquesne, died peacefully at home on Monday, June 20, 2016.  Born in McKeesport, July 12, 1934, she was a member of Christ Light of The World Parish, Duquesne. Beloved wife of the Late Robert C. Gilmore. She is survived by three sons, Jerry Gilmore of Maryland, Robert Gilmore Jr. of Duquesne, and Francisco (Frank) Gilmore of South Carolina; two daughters, Teresa Gilmore of White Oak, and Kimberly Deabner of Fayette City; one brother, Ralph A. Yanez of North Huntingdon, and one sister, Virginia Link of McKeesport.

 
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Robert G. Pozzuto

June 21, 2016 |

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

Robert “Bob” G. Pozzuto, age 86 of White Oak, died June 20, 2016 at home.  Born September 29, 1929 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Sam and Rose (Alfrer) Pozzuto and the beloved husband of Betty (Robinson) Pozzuto.  In addition to his wife, he is survived by sons, Robert S. of Hempfield, Thomas W. (Anna) of McKeesport, and George E. (Luann) Pozzuto of Penn Trafford; daughters, Sharron (Michael) Kalman of Farragut, TN and Lori (Daniel) Wertz of McClain, VA; grandchildren, Michael, Eric, Giuliana, Dustin, Amanda, Natalie, Nicole, Noelle, Angela, Dane, Melissa Yendry, and Gerardo; great-grandchildren, Nathan and Julia; sisters; Jeanne Irons of McKeesport and Helen Picone of Liberty Borough; sisters-in-law Dolores (Don) Gorton of Mt. Pleasant and Joyce Pozzuto and also survived by nieces and nephews.  Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home   Crematory on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, 10 a.m. at St. Patrick Church.  A private inurnment will take place at a later time.  Condolences may be shared at www.jaycoxjaworskifh.com

 

Virginia L. Handley

June 21, 2016 |

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

Virginia L. (LaFrankie) Handley, 81, of Elizabeth, passed away on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at Jefferson Hospital.

 
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Kevin D. Honeygosky

June 20, 2016 |

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

Kevin D. Honeygosky, age 57 of West Mifflin, passed away on Sunday, June 19, 2016 in Jefferson Hospital.  Born March 14, 1959 in Homestead, he was a son of the late Steve M. and Madge (Frederick) Honeygosky.

 
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Edwin D. "Sonny" Miller

June 20, 2016 |

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

Edwin D. "Sonny" Miller passed away peacefully surrounded his family on Monday June 20, 2016. He was born July 8, 1935 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Edwin L. "Buss" and Evelyn Ruggier Miller. Ed was a retired Reading Specialist for the McKeesport Area School District with 29 years of service. He was also proprietor of Ed Miller Driving School. For 48 years, he taught thousands of students of all ages how to drive. He was a member, Elder and Trustee of the First Christian Church, McKeesport and was also a member of PSEA and NEA.

 
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Beryl Blear Keddie

June 20, 2016 |

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

Beryl Blear Keddie, 87, of McKeesport, formerly of Lincoln Borough, died Friday, June 17, 2016. She was born December 19, 1928 in Pittsburgh and was the daughter of the late Albert Joseph and Fay Evans Brothers. She was wife of the late Aloysius W. Keddie who died May 20, 2005. She was a member of the former St. Mary's German Catholic Church in McKeesport. Beryl had worked for the South Allegheny School District as a monitor on the bus that provided transportation for handicapped students.

 
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Michael Bereznak

June 20, 2016 |

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

Michael Bereznak, 92, of West Mifflin, peacefully at home on Monday June 20, 2016. Born July 18, 1923, in Matovce, Slovakia, he was the son of the late John and Anna (Makita) Bereznak. He was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, Duquesne, and a retired Dispatcher for the Port Authority of Allegheny County. Mr. Bereznak was a proud Veteran of the U. S. Army, serving in World War II.

 
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Josephine "Minnie" (Sidone) Ward

June 19, 2016 |

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

Josephine "Minnie" (Sidone) Ward, age 84 of Pleasant Hills, passed away in her home on Saturday, June 18, 2016.  Born June 9, 1932 in Clairton, she was the daughter of the late Giocondo and Maria (Mazzaferri) Sidone. 

 
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Theresa Anne Cortese

June 18, 2016 |

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

Theresa Anne Cortese, age 93 of Port Vue and formerly of the Oakland area of Pittsburgh, passed away on Saturday, June 18, 2016 in Lawson's Nursing Home.  Born October 23, 1922 in Pittsburgh, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Oliverio) Cortese.

 
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Christina Delores Ellison

June 18, 2016 |

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

Christina Delores Ellison, of Clairton, Pennsylvania, died June 16, 2016 in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital .Born February 18, 1936 in Pittsburgh, daughter of Elmer Briscoe and Johnnie Lucille Chambers Briscoe. She was the wife of the late Daniel J. Ellison, Jr.

 
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Benjamin F. Termin

June 18, 2016 |

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

Benjamin F. Termin, 73, of Ardara, died Thursday June 16, 2016 at home. He was born October 30, 1942 in Clearfield County, a son of the late John Herold and Catherine (Houser) Termin. Ben served in the Army for two years and was a self-employed carpenter. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his first wife Nyla M. (Werkman) Termin, a sister Labutis Mae Baker, and his step son Richard D. Paulus.

 
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Clifford B. Sloane

June 18, 2016 |

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

Clifford B. Sloane, age 80 of White Oak, passed away on Friday, June 17, 2016 at Briarcliff Pavilion in North Huntingdon. Born March 20, 1936 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late William and Gertrude (Crookham) Sloane. Clifford honorably served our country in the US Army. Following his military service, he continued his career working for Champion Tool and Die as a shipping and receiving clerk and also as an accounting clerk, having retired after 40 dedicated years. Upon his retirement, Clifford worked tirelessly for several volunteer organizations, including 17 years of offering his services with Meals on Wheels. In his free time, he enjoyed taking walks in White Oak Park, visiting the Casinos and playing the lottery. He found great joy in spending time outdoors working and fishing, but he especially loved tending to his flower bed. Clifford is survived by his brother, Harry R. (Melva) Sloane of Port Richey, FL; and many loving nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Gertrude (Robert) Landkrohn of Butler and Mildred (Frank) Hurley of White Oak; and six brothers, Herbert (Alice) Sloane of West Newton, PA, William (Marge) Sloane of Claysville, PA, Thomas (Helen) Sloane of Claysville, PA, Glenn (Ruth) Sloane of Washington, PA, Howard (Irene) Sloane of North Versailles and George (Peg) Sloane of McKeesport. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Sunday, June 19, 2016 from 6-8 p.m. and Monday, June 20, 2016 from 2-8 p.m. A private graveside service will be held at Mt. Vernon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the McKeesport Meals on Wheels, 1406 Cornell Street, McKeesport, PA 15132. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Domenica (DePaola) Capolupo

June 18, 2016 |

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

Domenica (DePaola) Capolupo, age 97 of Clairton, passed away in her home on Saturday, June 18, 2016.  Born August 21, 1918 in San Donato Ninea, Calabria, Italy, she was a daughter of the late Saverio DePaola and Cherubina Ferraro.

 
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Edward P. Soltis, Jr.

June 18, 2016 |

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

Edward P. Soltis, Jr. age 65, of Port Vue, died suddenly on Friday, June 17, 2016. He is the son of Edward P. Soltis, Sr. of Port Vue and the late Dolores (Haberjak). He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Diane R. (Gessner) Soltis. Edward loved to garden and detail vehicles and most of all spend time with his family.

He is survived by daughter Jennifer (Chris) Honeywill of Hopewell Twp., sons Bryan (Lori) Soltis of N. Huntingdon and Jason (Lindsay) Soltis of Hopewell Twp.; granddaughters Kyra & Allison Honeywill and Lacy & Kailey Soltis; sister Kathleen (Ray) Stell of N. Huntingdon, and loving nieces and nephews.  

 
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Joanna Carrozza

June 17, 2016 |

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

Joanna Carrozza, age 80, of McKeesport, died June 14, 2016, at Mount Vernon of Elizabeth. Born July 30, 1935, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Dan and Helen (DellaPenna) DiVirgilio.
Joanna was an administrative assistant for 34 years at Westinghouse Electric, Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory in West Mifflin. She was a member of St. Patrick Church. Dancing was one of Joanna’s favorite pastimes. Her first date with, Bernard “Bernie”, her husband of 61 years, was to a local dance.

 
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Florence M. Simasek

June 17, 2016 |

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

Florence M. Simasek, age 96, formerly of West Mifflin; died Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at her daughter’s home in Lanham, Maryland. She is the daughter of the late Stephen and Florence (Madison) Chesnick and wife of the late Michael J. Simasek, Sr.

Florence is survived by her daughter Christine (the late Larry) Jolliffe of Lanham, MD and her son Michael John Simasek, Jr. of Greenbelt, MD; half sister Marilyn (Matthew) Kalo of Gibralter, MI and half brother Stephen Dennis (Bernice) Chesnick of Fargo, ND. Also many nieces and nephews.

 
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Helen M. Snyder

June 16, 2016 |

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

Helen M. Snyder, age 80, of New Lenox, IL, formerly of McKeesport, died June 11, 2016. Born September 4, 1935, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Glowaty) Cielieska and the wife of the late Thomas Snyder.
Helen was retired from McKeesport Hospital, where she worked in various capacities in maternity, mail room and cafeteria. She was a former member of St. Mark Parish and attended St. Jude Parish, in New Lenox. She enjoyed being involved in the Port Vue Borough and volunteering for Election Day. Helen was also a Pittsburgh sports fan, a member of the Penguins Booster Club and was best known for her delicious stuffed cabbage and chicken noodle soup.

 
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Edith L. (Renz) Bower

June 16, 2016 |

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

Edith L. (Renz) Bower, age 97, of Larimer, passed away at home on Wednesday June 15, 2016. She was born December 28, 1918 in North Huntingdon, a daughter of the late William and Elmina (Himes) Renz. She was a lifetime member of St. John’s United Church of Christ in Larimer. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband Arthur R. Bower; and brother William Henry Renz.

 
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Hugh Carnathan, Sr.

June 16, 2016 |

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

Hugh Carnathan, Sr., 76, of Elizabeth Township, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family and pets on Wednesday, June 15, 2016. He was born June 23, 1939 in Elizabeth and was the son of the late Hugh and Ida Belle Parsons Carnathan. Hugh was a retired Chem Tech from the Production Planning Dept of US Steel Edgar Thompson Works and US Steel Clairton Works.

 
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Anne Wisbar

June 16, 2016 |

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

Anne Wisbar, age 93, of North Huntingdon, formerly of Duquesne, passed away Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at Transitions Health Care Centre, North Huntingdon.

 
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Dominic DeLeo

June 16, 2016 |

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

Dominic DeLeo of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, June 15, 2016.

 
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Casimira (Hazel) Hokaj

June 15, 2016 |

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

Casimira "Hazel" Hokaj, age 97 of Canonsburg, formerly of West Mifflin, passed away on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at TownView Health   Rehabilitation Center in Canonsburg. Born September 3, 1918 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Theophil and Josephine (Szczepanski) Lenda, and beloved wife of the late Joseph L. Hokaj. Hazel was a long-time member of Corpus Christi Parish, formerly St. Mary Czestochowa Parish, former member of the Confraternity of Christian Mothers & Ladies Guild, as well as a member of the Polish Falcons of America. She loved to play Bingo with her friends, and always looked forward to her annual trips to Las Vegas. She also enjoyed spending time with her nieces and nephews, especially their outings to the Olive Garden. She is survived by her nieces and nephews, William Carr, Rebecca Federoff, Edwin Lenda, Richard Lenda, Thomas Hokaj, Leo Hokaj and Henry Hokaj; and many great-nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her sisters, Julia Fischer and Frances Cook; and brothers, Theophil, John, Chester and Edwin Lenda. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home   Crematory on Friday, June 17, 2016 from 12 Noon until time of Blessing Service 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Father Kevin Dominic will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Mary Polish Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested at the Arthritis Foundation, 790 Holiday Dr., Suite # 11, Pittsburgh, PA 15220. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Donald Amore

June 15, 2016 |

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

 Donald Amore, 73, of Glassport, formerly of Elizabeth, passed away on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, in Jefferson Hospital. 

 
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Patricia Claire (Theiss) Lasich

June 15, 2016 |

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

Stephanie Claire (Theiss) Lasich, age 55 of Clairton, passed away in her home on Tuesday, June 14, 2016.  Born March 3, 1961 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late William Joseph Theiss, Jr. and Alice Marie (Kennett) Theiss.

 
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Patricia A. Garber

June 15, 2016 |

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

Patricia A. Garber, age 76, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at Family Hospice, Pittsburgh. She was born July 26, 1939 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Henry and Mary Sopko.

 
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Paul J. "Pete" Waslis

June 14, 2016 |

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

Paul J. "Pete" Waslis, age 74 of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on June 14, 2016 in William Penn Care Center in Jeanette. Born August 12, 1941 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Paul and Ellender (Halpin) Waslis.

 
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Josephine (Certo) Ponsi

June 14, 2016 |

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

Josephine (Certo) Ponsi, 105, a resident of Redstone Highlands, Greensburg, formerly of Forest Hills, died Sunday June 12, 2016 at Family Hospice, Pittsburgh. She was born August 13, 1910 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Joseph and Armida (Simone) Certo and was also preceded in death by her husband of sixty years, Dizre Ponsi, and siblings, Salvatore, Mauro (the late Angie), and Jennie Certo.

 
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Blanche A. (Boggs) Savage

June 14, 2016 |

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

Blanche A. (Boggs) Savage, 88, of Buckhannon, WV, formerly of North Huntingdon, died Saturday June 11, 2016. She was born September 19, 1927 in Stewartsville, a daughter of the late Winston S. and Dorothy (Shirley) Boggs and was also preceded in death by her husband Norman A. Savage and a brother Winston S. Boggs. She was a graduate of Norwin High School and a registered nurse having graduated from the Westmoreland Hospital School of Nursing.

 
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Robert "Bob" W. Fawcett, Sr.

June 13, 2016 |

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

Robert "Bob" W. Fawcett, Sr, 93, of McKeesport, died Sunday, June 12, 2016. He was born July 15, 1922 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Wilber William Fawcett and the late Gladys Mary Millington Fawcett. He was the husband of the late Josephine Harshman Fawcett who died July 12, 2013. Bob was proprietor of the former Bob Fawcett Excavating and was a member of White Oak American Legion Post 701, the Model A Restorer' s Club and F & AM Youghiogheny Lodge 583. He was also an avid gardener.

 
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Mildred Pilipovich Bauer

June 13, 2016 |

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

Mildred Pilipovich Bauer, age 93, of North Huntingdon, passed away, Sunday, June 12, 2016 at Excela Health Westmoreland.

 
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John Ruby

June 13, 2016 |

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

John R. Ruby, age 86 of White Oak, passed away on June 10, 2016 at his home. Born September 8, 1929 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Paul and Julia (Nemeth) Ruby, and beloved husband of the late Lillian B. (Jordanhazy) Ruby for 65 years. He is survived by his children, Toni (the late Henry) Clayton of Florida, John (Lynne) Ruby of Harrisburg and Jeff (Julia) Ruby of Georgia; grandchildren, Emily, Eric, Kara, Kyle, Taylor and Pfc. Conner; and many nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by his children, James and Tammy Ruby; and his brother, Gus Ruby. Following his military service in the US Army, John began his career in education and continued on to earn his PhD in Psychology while working. He dedicated his professional career to teaching high school students which eventually evolved to college level as well as practicing in the school and clinical psychology fields. John had a proud affiliation with Phi Delta Kappa fraternity and was an active member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church.
 Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Thursday, June 16, 2016 from 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, June 17, 2016 at 10 a.m. at Corpus Christi Church. Burial will follow at New St. Joseph Cemetery in North Versailles.
 Memorial donations are suggested to the American Heart Association, 444 Liberty Ave #1300, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Eugene Fedor

June 13, 2016 |

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

Eugene “Gene” Fedor, age 73 of South Park, passed away on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital.  Born May 3, 1943 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Paul Fedor, Jr. and Anna (Ondrick) Fedor.  

 
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Valerie Kearns

June 13, 2016 |

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

Valerie Kearns, age 93, of Port Vue, died June 11, 2016, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Born December 26, 1922, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Antonina (Nowak) Lawniczak and the wife of the late Thomas P. Kearns.

 
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Marie A. (Dougherty) Kenders

June 13, 2016 |

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

Marie A. (Dougherty) Kenders, 93, of White Oak, formerly of North Huntingdon and Pittsburgh, died Sunday June 12, 2016 at home. She was born January 3, 1923 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Joseph and Ida Belle (Griffith) Dougherty and was also preceded in death by her husband, William F. Kenders and siblings, Catherine Hillard, Sarah Dougherty, Sally Guercio, Rita Dougherty, Rita Tamiggi, Joseph, Bernard, and Thomas Dougherty, also by two brothers named Charles and two brothers named Richard Dougherty.

 
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Barbara Anne Tullius

June 13, 2016 |

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

Barbara Anne Tullius, 58, of Pleasant Hills, died Saturday, June 11, 2016. Born August 14, 1957, she was a daughter of Charles C. and Gail E. Decima Tullius of Elizabeth Township. 

 
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Rose A. DaBaldo

June 13, 2016 |

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

Rose A. DaBaldo,98, of Clairton, passed away, Friday, June 10, 2016, in LGAR Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Turtle Creek. Born May 8, 1918 in NuMine, PA, she was a daughter of the late Nicholas and Angeline (Palmieri) Schepis and wife of the late Louis M. DaBaldo who passed away August 26, 1978. 

 
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Dennis Frey

June 12, 2016 |

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

Dennis Frey, age 67, of N. Versailles, died June 11, 2016. He was born in Brooklyn, New York on Aug. 29, 1948 and is the son of the late Fritz and Charlotte Lips Frey.  He was a Veteran of the Army serving in Vietnam. He was a retired firefighter with over 50 years of service. He was a past chief for #3 Fire Company, West Mifflin, station #295. He was a volunteer for White Oak and West Mifflin EMS, was employed by McKeesport Private Ambulance Company and was a charter member of the Red Knights. He is survived by his wife Carol Moffett Frey, children Dawn (Michael) Shelly of McKeesport, Kimberly (Brian) Priest of Palmyra, PA, William (Tiffany) Davis, Jr. of N. Huntingdon and Joshua Davis of N. Versailles. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren and all of the sons and daughters of the fire companies.
Friends will be received at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation and Mortuary Services, 100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, supervisors, 412 678 6177) on Tuesday from 6-8 pm and Wed. from 2-4 and 6-8 pm. Services will be held Thursday at 10 am in the funeral home chapel with burial immediately following. Condolences may be made at www.strifflerfuneralhomes.com.

 
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Aaron Anthony “Swift Eagle” Hale

June 12, 2016 |

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

Aaron Anthony “Swift Eagle” Hale, age 50, of Elizabeth died June 11, 2016. He was born on Aug. 15, 1956 and is the son of Lydia Moore Hale of New Town, N. Dakota and the late Edward O. Hale. He was a cook for Mike’s Pizza in Elizabeth and a concrete worker for Wilhelm’s in Elizabeth. Along with his mother he is survived by his wife, Diane Domer Hale, children Julian Anthony (Debbie) Hale and Shalya Rae Hale all of Pgh., sisters Kim (the late Frank) Pulli of Palm Harbor of Florida, Leslie (Michael) Hammerberg of Stanley, N.D., JODY (Robert) Brieck of New Town, N.D., Faith (Ken) Wright of Amherstburg, Ontario, Brothers; Alma “Bo” (Carol) Hale of Dravosburg and Edward (Virginia) Hale of Elizabeth. He is also survived by grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great nieces, nephews and aunts and uncles. In addition to his father he was preceded in death by his brothers; Frederick and Keith and step father Timothy Hale.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, June 13, 2016, at 6:00 p.m. at Strifflers of Dravosburg/West Mifflin, 740 Pgh.-McKeesport Blvd., Dravosburg, 15034 (412 678 6192). His nephew, Pastor Phillip Fox, will officiate. Immediately following the Celebration of Life will be a gathering of friends and family from 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. on Monday. Condolences may be made at www.strifflerfuneralhomes.com

 
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Bert Gaal, Jr.

June 11, 2016 |

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

Bert Gaal, Jr., age 81 of McKeesport, died June 7, 2016, at John J. Kane Regional Center. Born May 6, 1935, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Bert and Elizabeth (Kish) Gaal, Sr. and the husband of Wanita S. (Chalfant) Gaal.

Bert retired from National Tube, where he worked as a machinist. He was a former member of First Free Evangelical Church. He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, watching Pittsburgh Penguin games and was an avid Dallas Cowboy football fan.

 
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Cornelius "Mickey" McNeil

June 10, 2016 |

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

Cornelius “Mickey” McNeil, Jr., age 85 of McKeesport, died Thursday June 9, 2016. He was born in McKeesport on March 16, 1931, and is the son of the late Cornelius J. McNeil, Sr. and the late Nora (Welsh) McNeil.

He was a bus driver for Greyhound Lines, Inc. for 30 years.  He was a member of the 6th Ward Club in Pittsburgh.  He really enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He enjoyed watching all the Pittsburgh Sports Teams and he loved to spend summers on Canadohta Lake with his family and friends.

 
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Florence "Patty" Rypka

June 09, 2016 |

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

FLORENCE "PATTY" RYPKA, 88, of Duquesne, died June 9, 2016.  She is the daughter of the late George and Mary Dobransky.  Patty is survived by her daughter Loretta Rypka as well as cousins and many friends.  She was preceded in death by her brother George Dobransky and sister Veronica Cook.  She was a member of Christ the Light of the World Parish.

 
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Regis M. Hanley

June 09, 2016 |

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

Regis M. Hanley, age 86, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday June 7, 2016. He was born May 10, 1930 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Michael and Alice Hanley. He was a long time member of the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Irwin. He worked for over 40 years as a truck driver for Interstate Uniforms in New Kensington and then Toona Auto Parts in Irwin.

 
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Douglas R. Weimer, Sr.

June 09, 2016 |

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

Douglas R. Weimer, Sr. age 85, of McKeesport, died Wednesday, June 8, 2016. He was the son of the late Ross S.  and Gertrude Weimer; beloved husband of Louise H. (Ballog) Weimer.
He was retired from the McKeesport Parking Authority, former employee of US Steel, Duquesne; manager at Carnival Beverage in Duquesne; security officer at Wabco and also security manager for Zugarman Inc. and Giant Eagle. He was Committee man and former Council member for the City of McKeesport. Douglas belonged to the 11th Ward Welfare Assoc., and the Ushers Club of St. Pius.

 
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Ronald A. Fedor

June 09, 2016 |

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

Ronald A. Fedor, 73, of Port Vue, died Wednesday, June 8, 2016. He was born Aug. 17, 1942, in McKeesport, and is the son of the late Andrew and Mary Popik Fedor. He is survived by his daughter, Susan (Robert) Pegnato, of North Huntingdon; his son, Denny (Darnell) Fedor, of Washington, Pa.; grandchildren, Tyler and Layla Pegnato and Jericho Fedor; sister, Geraldine Grundler, of Naples, Fla.; and also nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his brother, Regis Fedor. Friends and family will gather from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 11, 2016, in the funeral home chapel, with Father Donald Voss officiating at STRIFFLERS OF WHITE OAK CREMATION AND MORTUARY SERVICES INC., 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15132, Sue Striffler Galaski, Supervisor, 412-678-6177. Burial will be in St. Nicholas Cemetery in North Versailles. Condolences may be made at www.strifflerfuneralhomes.com.

 
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Mary K. Kollar

June 08, 2016 |

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

MARY K. KOLLAR, 92, of Glassport, died June 6, 2016.  She is the wife of the late Joseph E. Kollar.  She is survived by her son Joseph Koller and his wife Deb, granddaughter Bridget Kreider and her husband Jim, sister-in-law Anna Mae Oleyar.

 
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Mary Ann Bench

June 08, 2016 |

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

Mary Ann Bench, age 75, of Port Vue, died June 2, 2016, at UPMC McKeesport Hospital. Born June 2, 1941, in Wilkinsburg, she was the daughter of the late Dominic and Vella (Riffel) Perino and the wife of the late Joseph Bench.

Mary worked as a licensed cosmetologist in her early years and later as a nurses aide, until retirement. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in McKeesport. She was the past president of the Red Hat Ladies Society at Riverside Nursing Home. She enjoyed trips to the beach, crafts, bingo, and she especially enjoyed bowling with the other residents of Riverside Nursing Home.

 
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Audrey Jean Matthews

June 07, 2016 |

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

Audrey Jean Matthews, 68, of Elizabeth, formerly of Lincoln Boro, passed away at home, surrounded by her loving family, on Monday June 6, 2016.  She was born January 1, 1948, in Lincoln Boro, to the late Carl & Grace Thayer Hunt.

 
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George J. Katchur

June 07, 2016 |

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

George J. Katchur, 91, of North Huntingdon and Irwin, passed away Monday, June 6, 2016 at Hempfield Manor.  He was born September 10, 1924 in Duquesne, PA, a son of the late George J. and Susan Youhouse Katchur.

 
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James E. Scott

June 07, 2016 |

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

James E. Scott, 43, passed away on Monday, June 6, 2016. He was a former electronics technician and a member of First Christian Church of McKeesport.

 
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Charlotte Waskowicz

June 07, 2016 |

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

Charlotte Waskowicz of McKeesport, passed peacefully in the arms of her daughter, Francine, on Sunday, June 5, 2016. It is with great sadness to inform her dear family and friends of her passing. She was the daughter of the late Albert and Johanna (Szymarek) Sieracki, and the beloved wife of John Waskowicz who preceded her in death. Charlotte is survived by her loving daughter and best friend, Francine Waskowicz. She is also survived by her nieces and nephews, Bill Sharkey, Cathy Sharkey, Dolly (Nunzio) Chelli, Floyd (Darlene) Mandella, Arlene (Walt) Miscavage, Artie (Charlotte) Hartman, Carol Patik, Judy Madoff, Bob (Patience) Waskowicz and Marian Hrycyk; and many great-nieces and nephews, great-great nieces and nephews, and great-great-great nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly. Charlotte began her career as a telephone operator and later worked as a clerk in the engineering department for Bell Telephone, from where she retired after more than 40 years of dedicated service. She was a long time parishioner of St. Mary of Czestochowa (Corpus Christi Parish), where she was a Christian Mother and member of the Ladies Aid Society and Catholic Daughters. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, June 10, 2016 at Corpus Christi Parish at 10 a.m. Father Michael Maranowski will officiate. (Per Charlotte's request, there will be no viewing). Burial will follow at St. Mary Polish Cemetery in White Oak. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity and keep Charlotte in your thoughts and prayers. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Rebecca A. (Williams) Nuss

June 07, 2016 |

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

Rebecca A. (Williams) Nuss, age 69, of Irwin passed away on Monday June 6, 2016. She was born March 20 1947, in Oil City, the daughter of the late Wilbur Gerald and Margaret (Osman) Williams. She was a member of the Beulah Presbyterian Church in Churchill. She is survived by her husband of over 43 years Kent A. Nuss; children Kelly Lynn (Randy) Faulkner of Lancaster, Ohio, Brian E. (You-Ri) Nuss of Bethel Park, Jason P. (Lisa) Nuss of Jeannette and Lani E. (James) Balas of Irwin; and grandchildren Baylee, Tim, Abigail, Bryce, Samuel, Jacob and Madelynn.

 
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Frank A. Halley

June 06, 2016 |

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

Frank A. Halley, 95, of Greensburg, formerly of Elizabeth Township and McKeesport, passed away on Monday, June 6, 2016 at St. Anne’s Home in Greensburg.

 
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Russell Raymond Booth, Sr.

June 06, 2016 |

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

Russell Raymond Booth, Sr., 97, of Elizabeth Township, died Monday, June 6, 2016. He was born May 5, 1919 in Elizabeth and was the son of the late Louis and Anne Crossland Booth. He was the husband of the late Minnie Mattie Coulson Booth who died September 21, 2010. They were married for 64 years. Russell was a member of the Greenock United Methodist Church, and the Elizabeth Township Senior Citizens. He retired from US Steel Clairton Works in 1981 and was a US Army Corps of Engineers Veteran of WWII. Russell enjoyed building both remote control and model airplanes.

 
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"Flash" Gregory Shields

June 06, 2016 |

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

"Flash" Gregory Shields, 53, of Duquesne, Died peacefully at home, on Sunday, June 5, 2016. Born in McKeesport, September 26, 1962, he was the son of the late George and Pauline (Hrizo) Shields. Flash was an employee of Kiczan Manufacturing in North Versailles. Flash was the husband of the late Cathy "Poss" Shields. He is survived by two brothers; John and Bruce Shields, a sister; Toni Vranick, Aunts, Nieces and Nephews and a very special friend; Shannon. Besides his parents and wife he was also preceded in death by a brother; Steven Shields.

Family and friends will be received from 3-9P.M. on Thursday June 9, 2016 in the William S. Skovranko Memorial Home, Richford and Commonwealth Ave., Duquesne, Pa. 15110.

 
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Jacqueline S. Brown

June 06, 2016 |

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

Friends will be received Wednesday, June 8, 2016 from 4-8 P.M. at the St. Paul A.M.E. Church, 1350 Locust St. McKeesport.  Funeral Services Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 11:00 A.M.

 

William M. Gregory

June 06, 2016 |

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

William M. Gregory, age 70, of Greensburg, passed away Saturday, June 4, 2016 at home. He was born July 4, 1945 in Braddock, PA, a son of the late Frank and Mary Vangura Gregory. William was an electricians assistant, member of Immaculate Conception Church, and a veteran of the US Army having served in Vietnam. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA on Thursday from 6-8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday at 9:30 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, Irwin. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

Margaret “Maggie” Hunt

June 05, 2016 |

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

Margaret “Maggie” Hunt, 79, of Adamsburg, passed away on Friday, June 3, 2016. She was born on July 27, 1936 in Wilkinsburg, the daughter of the late Roy and Helen Linhart, and was raised by her grandparents Roy and Mary Linhart. Maggie married Robert “Bob” Hunt on May 4, 1954 and they enjoyed 62 years of a beautiful marriage. She worked for the Westmoreland Intermediate Unit for more than 24 years as a teacher's aide. Maggie volunteered for the Girl Scouts as a troop leader and was the neighborhood cookie chairman for many years.

 
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Rodney M. Selders

June 05, 2016 |

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

Rodney M. Selders, age 69 of White Oak, formerly of Denver Colorado, died at home Sunday, June 05, 2016. He was the son of the late Gus and Anna Mae Selders and brother of the late Diana Carol. Beloved husband of Gayna K. Selders.

Rodney was a retired Fire Marshall for the city of Sheridan, CO. He loved being a firefighter and woodworking. He was a member of Mon Yough Carvers and a very active member of the E. McKeesport VFW Post 8430.

 
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Joann (Jo) Marie (Atwater) Caputo

June 04, 2016 |

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

Joann (Jo) Marie (Atwater) Caputo Born 5-1-1950 died at home 6-3-2016. Beloved wife of 47 years to William Caputo, survived by Daughter Lynn Ann (Caputo) Garbinski, Grandsons, Joshua Garbinski, Zackery Garbinski and Granddaughter Julia Garbinski also survived by her sister Terry (Atwater) Duvall. 

 
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William P. DeDominicis

June 04, 2016 |

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

William P. DeDominicis, age 91 of Clairton, passed away on Friday, June 3, 2016 in Family Hospice and Palliative Care in Mt. Lebanon.  Born January 3, 1925 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Constantino and Domenica (DePasquantonio) DeDominicis, husband of the late Dolores (Pilgrim) DeDominicis, who passed away February 17, 1996, and brother of the late Rev. Daniel, Armond, and John DeDominicis. 

 
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Fern Lorraine Schmidt

June 03, 2016 |

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

Fern Lorraine Schmidt, 89, of Jefferson Hills, died Friday, May 27, 2016 at home. She was born January 20, 1927 in Jefferson Borough and was the daughter of the late Frank and Matilda Theiss Tignanelli. She was the wife of the late John "Johnny" Schmidt who died in 2001. If you were lucky enough to know Fern, you know how truly special she was. Even if you met her just once, you would remember her forever.

 
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Betty “Dixie” L. (Needham) Perry

June 03, 2016 |

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

Betty “Dixie” L. (Needham) Perry, age 83, passed peacefully from this life into her new life with Jesus on Thursday, June 2, 2016. She was born March 20, 1933 in Knoxville, Tennessee, the youngest of seven children of the late Burl H and Vida (Rush) Needham. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of over 41 years Richard S. Perry. She is survived by her children Karen (Dan) Ernette of Scottdale, David ( Cheryl) Perry of North Huntingdon, Scott (Linda) Perry of North Huntingdon, Hal Rick (Tina) Perry of Monessen and Stephen (Sheri) Perry of Hunker; 13 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.

 
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Charles W. White

June 03, 2016 |

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

Charles W. White, age 97 of North Huntingdon, PA died on May 24, 2016.  The cause of death was heart failure.  Mr. White was born on August 16, 1918, in Zelienople, PA to the late Rev. Dr. Charles W. White, DD, and his wife, the late Elizabeth Ash White.  (Dr. White was the superintendent of The Lutheran Home and Farm School in Zelienople).  He was the youngest child and only son.  His sisters were the late Lydia Catharine White (Weigel) and the late Ruth Elizabeth White (Headley).  After graduation from Zelienople High School in 1935, he attended the RCA Technical Institute in New York City.  After first being employed as a radio operator on private yachts based in the New York City area, he joined the U.S. Merchant Marines as a radio operator at the outbreak of World War II.  After surviving a dangerous tour of duty throughout the war, first on a Liberty ship and then on an oil tanker, he returned to Pittsburgh where he was affiliated with various radio stations.  He first helped to establish radio station WMCK in McKeesport, and later moved to WHOD (later re-licensed as WAMO) in Homestead.  He ended his working career as a telecommunications specialist for the General Electric Corporation.  He married Wilma Bowman of Mount Pleasant on December 3, 1949.  He is survived by these loving nieces, nephews, and their spouses; Diane Engleka, Elizabeth H. Paul (Richard); Mary H. Sur (Donald); Thomas W. Headley (Donnis); Kenneth W. Weigel (Dianne); and Charles W. Weigel (Stephanie); loving cousins, Charles Bowman and Barbara Lesh; and many grand-nieces, grand-nephews, great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews.  The funeral service will be held on June 7, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at Brush Creek Lutheran Church in Irwin, PA.  Interment will be private.  The James W. Shirley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangments.  Memorial gifts may be made to Brush Creek Lutheran Church, 177 Brush Creek Road, Irwin, PA,  15642.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

George F. Thomas

June 02, 2016 |

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

George F. Thomas, 92, of Boise ID, formerly of North Huntingdon, PA and North Ft. Myers, FL, passed away on June 1, 2016.

 
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Tameka Angelec Adams

June 02, 2016 |

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

Departed this life May 18, 2016 in Briarcliff Pavilion, North Huntingdon, PA.  Born March 11, 1972 in McKeesport, PA, daughter of Ernest Albert Adams Jr. and Carmelita Redwood.  Loving granddaughter of Mary Aileen Redwood of McKeesport.  Tameka was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Paul M. Redwood, Sr. and paternal grandparents, Mary Frances Adams-Strover, Ernest A. Adams, Sr. and Otis Strover all of McKeesport.

 
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Duane Keith Francis

June 01, 2016 |

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

Dewane Keith Francis, 42, of McKeesport, PA, died May 29, 2016 at home.  He was born September 24, 1973 in McKeesport, son of Montel Benzo of Erie, PA. and the late Gwendolyn Francis of McKeesport.  He was a graduate of McKeesport High School and received his Bachelor's degree from Adrian College in Michigan.  He was a member of St. Paul A.M.E. Church and had been employed in telemarketing.  Surviving are aunts, Sara Francis of McKeesport, and Elanore Francis of Forest Hills; uncles, William Robert Francis, Frank Francis, Marvin Francis and Warren Francis all of McKeesport; and cousins.  Friends will be received Friday, June 3, 2016, from 12:00 pm - 1:00 p.m. at St. Paul AME Church, 1350 Locust St., McKeesport with services following the visitation hour.  Local arrangements by the Robert A. Waters Funeral Home, Inc., McKeesport.

Interment will be private.

 

Isabel A. Lauterbach

June 01, 2016 |

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

Isabel A. “Bell” Lauterbach, 90, of Mt. Lebanon, formerly of Clairton, passed away at home on Tuesday May 31, 2016. She was born August 29, 1925, in McKeesport, to the late Peter Joseph and Caroline DeBor Lauterbach.

 
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Duane (Dewey) Diehl

June 01, 2016 |

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

Duane (Dewey) Diehl, 73, of Glassport died Monday May 30, 2016. He is survived by his wife Mary Diehl; children Claude (Jina) Diehl of Georgia, Sandra Diehl-Main of Glassport, Virginia (Charles) Diehl-Wilson of Elizabeth, Christopher Boyd of Kentucky; sister Janet (David) Kowalski, and many grandchildren. He was preceded in death by parents John and Anna (Oakley) Diehl, son Duane Diehl, and siblings Richard, Dolores, Barbara, and Ronald.

 
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Frank T. Carek

June 01, 2016 |

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

Frank T. Carek, age 55, from McKeesport, died Sunday, May 29, 2016 at his home. Born December 2, 1960, in McKeesport, he was the son of Bert and Wanita S. (Chalfant) Gaal, Jr.
Frank was an auto body technician. He enjoyed the outdoors, the beach at Outer Banks, NC and all Pittsburgh sports. He loved the family pets, Puppy, Lucy and Bella.

 
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Margaret C. (Keresman) Vidnovic

June 01, 2016 |

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

Margaret C. (Keresman) Vidnovic, 93, a resident of Walden’s View, North Huntingdon, formerly of McKeesport, died peacefully in her sleep, Monday May 30, 2016. She was born April 15, 1923 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Steve and Della Keresman and was also preceded in death by her husband Samuel Vidnovic and a brother Joseph Keresman. She is survived by her sons, Fred Vidnovic of North Huntingdon and Glenn Vidnovic and his wife Sara of Iowa City, Iowa; her grandchildren, Natalie (Joshua) Janov, Sam Vidnovic, and Anne (Gabe) Kipsinger; her great grandchildren, Samuel and Jonah Janov; her sister Mildred (Patrick) Mercurio of McKeesport; also nieces and nephews.

 
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James E. Hopkins

June 01, 2016 |

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

James E. Hopkins, 77, of Ardara, died Monday May 23, 2016. He was born February 2, 1939 in Ardara, a son of the late George I. and Charlotte (Storm) Hopkins and was also preceded in death by an infant brother and sister, George I. Jr. and Virginia Hopkins. He was a retired bus driver for the Port Authority of Allegheny County and a member of Ardara Evangelical Presbyterian Church. Jim loved to golf. He is survived by his wife of fifty five years, Jackie P. (Doyle) Hopkins; his children, James E. Hopkins Jr. and his wife Patty of Florida and Lisa Casavant and her husband Brad of Irwin; grandchildren, Taylor, Delaney, Jayme, Noel, and Angel; siblings, Janet Dudley of MO, Vivian (Dave) Davidson of AR, Georgia Perry of NB, Judy (Paul) Stokum of Jeannette, and Robert Hopkins of Pitcairn; also nieces and nephews.

 
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Harry B. Dixon

June 01, 2016 |

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

Harry B. Dixon, 93, of North Huntingdon died Saturday may 28, 2016. He was born April 28, 1923, in Lonaconing, MD, a son of the late Harry B. Sr. and Estelle (Robertson) Dixon and was also preceded in death by his wife Katherine C. (Potosky) Dixon an infant son, and a sister Thelma Dixon. He was a graduate of the University of Maryland with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and retired from Westinghouse Electric Corp., O’Hara Township, with forty years’ service.

 
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Marion R. Comunale

June 01, 2016 |

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

Marion R. (Supernovich) Comunale, 82, a resident of Golden Heights, Irwin, died Monday May 30, 2016. She was born May 8, 1934 in Elizabeth, a daughter of the late Alfred and Anna (Oleyar) Supernovich and was also preceded in death by her husband John A. Comunale and a brother Alfred Supernovich.

 
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Stella E. Yanik

June 01, 2016 |

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

Stella E. Yanik, 93 of Jefferson Hills, passed away on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 in Mt. Vernon of South Park.  Born July 12, 1922 in Jefferson Hills, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Julia (Vicenec) Yanik.

 
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