Verona "Toots" Hershey

July 31, 2016 |

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

Verona "Toots" Hershey, 83 of North Huntingdon died July 30, 2016 at Walden View. She was born April 21, 1933 in Clairton, Pa., a daughter of the late George J. Zofchak and Anna (Hostavich) Zofchak.

 
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Rose L. Carrozza

July 30, 2016 |

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

Rose L. Carrozza, age 88 of North Huntingdon, formerly of North Versailles, passed away at home on July 30, 2016.  Born June 12, 1928 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Helen Zuccarillo and wife of the late Anthony Carrozza.  Rose was retired from the East Allegheny School District, and she also worked for various doctor offices as well as McKeesport Hospital.  She was a member of the Palenese Women’s Club of Christy Park and a former swimming instructor at the McKeesport YMCA.  She was a Steelers fanatic and had a love of old movies, crime shows, game shows, and rooted for the underdog, such as her previously deceased dog Scrapper.  She is survived by her daughters, Paula Carrozza, of Virginia Beach, VA and Linda Mitchell, of North Huntingdon; grandson, Ryan (Sanya Sandhal) Honick, of Chicago, IL; brother-in-law Bernard Carrozza.  Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Monday, August 1, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, August 2, 2016, 10 a.m., at St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon. Entombment will follow at New St. Joseph Cemetery.  Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Dewayne B. Spate

July 30, 2016 |

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

Dewayne B. Spate, age 86 of White Oak, formerly of McKeesport, passed away on Friday, July 29, 2016 at Briarcliff Pavilion in North Huntingdon. Born May 12, 1930 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Leland and Minnie (Barth) Spate, and husband of Nancy (Symington) Spate for 65 years. Dewayne honorably served our country in the US Army during the Korean War. Following his military service, he began his professional career as a photographer, working for G.C. Murphy Co., and also for The Times Observer. He was a member of the former Hope United Methodist Church. Dewayne will be remembered for being one of the biggest Civil War buffs, and he enjoyed taking his children to visit Gettysburg, where he was one of the best tour guides. He also loved all animals, especially his dog, Lucy, as well as watching and feeding the birds in his yard. Fishing was one of his favorite pastimes, and above all, he loved spending time with his family and grandchildren. His games of croquet with his grandkids will never be forgotten. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Jayne (Albert Keith) Szirmae of White Oak, Jim (Cindy) Spate of McKeesport, Jon (Susan) Spate of Rostraver Twp. and Judy (Chester) Berg of Elizabeth Boro.; grandchildren, Adam, Nick, Jody, Jenny, Sandor, Jake, Andrew, Mitchell, Zac and Kendrick; nine great-grandchildren; brother, David (Vicki) Spate of Missouri; special brother-in-law Edward Toperzer; sister-in-law, Nina (Symington) Howard; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was also preceded in death by his sister-in-law, Jane Toperzer; and his faithful dog, Lucy. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 from 2-8 p.m. Funeral Service will be Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home. Rev. Dr. Cynthia Bloise will officiate. Burial will follow at Jefferson Memorial Park. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Rhonda Lee Luketic

July 29, 2016 |

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

Rhonda Lee Luketic, age 49 of McKeesport, died peacefully at her residence on Friday, July 29, 2016.  She was born in McKeesport on Nov.7, 1966, and is the daughter of the late Stephen and Sharon (Cunningham) Luketic.  She is survived by her daughters, Nichole (Fran) Angert, Stefani (Jeremiah) Merritt and Kristi Merritt all of McKeesport; sisters, Debbie Luketic of Port Vue, Jackie Luketic of West Mifflin, and Sherry Luketic of Port Vue; grandchildren, CJ, Aydin, and Adriana; Also many aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her brother, Stevie Luketic.  Rhonda was a good “Nana” and loved her grandchildren. Friends will be received on Monday, August 8th from 6 pm until the time of service at 7:30 pm, 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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John Rabik

July 29, 2016 |

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

John Rabik, age 84 of Saint Cloud, FL, formerly of Hollywood, FL, died Sunday, July 24, 2016.

 
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Andrew William Patterson

July 29, 2016 |

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

Andrew William Patterson, age 30 of McKeesport, formerly of West Mifflin, passed away on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at his home. Born June 18, 1986 in Pittsburgh, he was the son of Robert J. Patterson and MaryAnn (Skinta) Bartek. In addition to his parents, Andrew is survived by his brother, Rob (Nicole) Patterson of McKeesport; sister, Jennifer (Aron) Patterson of West Mifflin; grandmothers, Louise Shimkus and Joan Skinta; nieces and nephew, Ryan, Alanna and Emma; aunts and uncles, Laura (Jim) Howell, John (Judy) Skinta and Joe (MaryAnn) Skinta; and cousins, Jimmy, Alex, Joshua, Brendan, Brittany and James. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Joseph Skinta and Albert Shimkus. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Monday, August 8, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., with a Memorial Service to follow at 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Pastor Jody Dausey will officiate. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Eugene A. Bogdan

July 29, 2016 |

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

Eugene A. Bogdan, age 81, of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday, July 28, 2016 at Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh.

 
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Irene L. Graczyk Finnegan

July 28, 2016 |

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

Irene L. Graczyk Finnegan, age 93 of Clairton, passed away on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 in Jefferson Hospital.  Born June 16, 1923 in Scottdale, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Ann (Petrosky) Graczyk/Gricheck.  

 
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John "Bob" Tharp

July 27, 2016 |

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

John Robert “Bob” Tharp, age 79, passed away at home surrounded by his family on July 25, 2016.  Born December 27, 1936 in Waynesburg, he was the son of the late Abner and Mildred (Tustin) Tharp and the beloved husband of 44 years to Carol (Kaiser) Tharp.  Bob graduated from Waynesburg High School in 1956.  He went on to work as a Radiologic Technician at Greene County Memorial Hospital, McKeesport Hospital, Homestead Hospital, and retired from Jefferson Regional Medical Center.  He served in the Army Reserves for 9 years and was an active member of Evangelical Congregational Church (McKeesport) and their ARFOM Class Organization.  His other memberships included Masonic Youghiogheny Lodge #583, Tall Cedars of Lebanon Al-O-Mon Forest #138, and the Mon Yough Church Dartball League.  He volunteered for McKeesport Meals on Wheels and enjoyed gardening, dartball, and taking care of his grandchildren.  In addition to his wife, he is survived by son, Brian (Stacey) Tharp, or Monroeville; triplet grandchildren, Benjamin, Holden, and Kylen; brother, Charles Raymond Tharp, of Waynesburg; sisters, Erma Jean Carroll, of Belle Vernon, Martha Grim, of Windridge, Sarah (Orville) King, of Waynesburg and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his brother Barton at six years of age.  Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 from 6-8 p.m. and on Thursday, July 28, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.  The funeral service will be held on Friday, July 28, 2016 at 11 a.m. at the Evangelical Congregational Church in McKeesport.  Rev. Glen Irvin will officiate.  Burial will follow at Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  Memorial contributions may be made to Evangelical Congregational Church or to the Alzheimer’s Association 1100 Liberty Ave, Ste E-201 Pittsburgh, PA 15222.  Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Thomas Binger

July 27, 2016 |

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

Thomas R. Binger, age 46 of McKeesport, passed on Friday, July 22, 2016 at Allegheny General Hospital. Born October 29, 1969 in McKeesport, he was the son of Chris (Breletic) Binger and the late Gary M. "Red" Binger, and beloved husband of Lori A. Tatkus-Binger for 21 years. In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by his daughter, Schae, of home; grandmother, Dominga Breletic, of McKeesport; sister, Melissa Binger, of McKeesport; niece, Lily Binger; brother, Matthew (Shannon Payne) Binger, of New York; uncles, Robin Breletic and Kevin (Kim) Breletic; sister-in-law, Chris (Joe) DiBattista; cousins, Carly, Dylan and Ryan; and his cherished dogs, Scrappy, Onyx, Zeus and Pollo. He was also preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Charlotte Tatkus. Thomas worked for UPMC McKeesport where he was a dedicated surgical technician for many years. His greatest joy in life was spending time with his family. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Monday, July 25, 2016 from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday, July 26, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Blessing Service will be Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 9:15 a.m. at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Holy Name Church, Christ the Light of the World Parish. Father Thomas J. Lewandowski will officiate. Burial will be private. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Ruth A. (McSteen) Likar

July 27, 2016 |

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

Ruth A. (McSteen) Likar, 75, of North Huntingdon, died Tuesday July 26, 2016, at home. She was born January 13, 1941 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Francis and Lillian (Mitchell) McSteen and was also preceded in death by two brothers, William and Robert McSteen, and a sister, Helen McSteen. She was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, North Huntingdon, and formerly active with the Penn’s Woods Civic Association.

 
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Ruth Brown Long

July 27, 2016 |

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

Ruth Brown Long, 92 of Clairton, PA, departed this life Saturday, July 23, 2016 in UPMC Montefiore Hospital.

 
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Marian Ballas Pennington

July 26, 2016 |

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

Marian Ballas Pennington, age 84, of Adamsburg, passed away Monday, July 25, 2016 at Excela Health Westmoreland. She was born December 25, 1931 in Duquesne, a daughter of the late Michael and Elizabeth Salter Ballas. 

 
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Sylvia M. Greiner

July 26, 2016 |

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

Sylvia M. Greiner, age 77 of McKeesport, died Sunday, July 24, 2016 at Riverside Care Center. Born February 18, 1939 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of Helen (Stanko) Perhacs and the late James Perhacs. Sylvia was a former member of the McKeesport American Legion and found great joy in donating to help the veterans. She also enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, and coloring pictures for her room at Riverside.

 
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Thelma C. Martino

July 26, 2016 |

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

Thelma C. Martino, 95, of Pleasant Hills, formerly of Glassport, died Sunday, July 24, 2016. She was born May 24, 1921 in Magee, MS, and was the daughter of the late Vilas and Lela Thompson Ainsworth. She was the wife of the late Nicholas Martino who died March 14, 2011. She was a member of Queen of the Rosary Church, Glassport and the Glassport American Legion. Thelma was a US Army Air Corps Veteran serving in WWII.

 
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Deborah D. "Debi" Lambert

July 26, 2016 |

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

Deborah D. "Debi" Lambert, age 68 of East Pittsburgh, formerly of West Mifflin, passed on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at Concordia of Monroeville. Born September 7, 1947 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of Catherine (Yonek) Ideluca and the late Joseph J. Ideluca. Debi worked for Mellon Bank in the clerical department for many years. Some of her favorite pastimes were making crafts and working on projects for her family and friends. She was often referred to as the “Original Martha Stewart”. Her generosity towards helping others will be missed by many.

 
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Herbert D. Stearns

July 26, 2016 |

Published By Administrator | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

HERBERT D. STEARNS, 64, of Glassport, died July 25, 2016.  He is the son of the the late Herbert and Ruth (King) Stearns.  He is survived by his children Bill Stearns of Glassport, Maureen (Jarrod) Beaumont of Glassport and Herbert Stearns, III of South Park; grandchildren Tyler, Emily, Mikayla, Brendan, Bailey, Nicole and Mikayla; great granddaughter Aubrianna and sister Debbie Helderlein.  Herb was a member of the American Legion and served in the US AirForce.

 Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport, Wed. 2-4 and 6-8.

 

Munroe W. MacDonald

July 25, 2016 |

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

Munroe W. MacDonald, 90, of McKeesport previously of Lock Haven, PA passed away at John J. Kane Regional Center in McKeesport on Sunday, July 24, 2016. He was born on February 19, 1926 in Coulter to the late Munroe A. and Mary L. Sellers MacDonald.

 
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Richard “Ricky” Alan Flohr, Sr.

July 25, 2016 |

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

Richard “Ricky” Alan Flohr, Sr., age 66, of Port Vue died unexpectedly at home on July 21, 2016. Born December 29, 1949 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Paul and Anne (Feterik) Flohr and is the husband of Jean Flohr. Ricky worked at Dura Bond as a foreman and pipe loader. He loved working on cars and helping his daughters anytime they had car trouble. He was a man always willing to help someone in need.

 
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Herbert C. Anderson

July 25, 2016 |

Published By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Herbert C. Anderson, 85, of North Irwin, died Saturday July 23, 2016. He was born March 24, 1931 in North Irwin, a son of the late Herbert T. and Karen A. (Dahlman) Anderson and was also preceded in death by his son in law, John Cenis and a brother, Robert C. Anderson. He was a graduate of North Huntingdon High School, Class of 1950, was a retired employee of Westinghouse Electric Corp., Trafford, and a member of Norwin Alliance Church.

 
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Russell J. “Rusty” Collie

July 25, 2016 |

Published By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Russell J. “Rusty” Collie, 83, of North Huntingdon, died Friday July 22, 2016 at home. He was born December 15, 1932 in Claridge, a son of the late Russell and Rose (Zahrobsky) Collie and was also preceded in death by a sister Rosemary Bengel and an infant sister Beverly. He was a retired assistant superintendent of labor relations for the Union Railroad and was also a former schoolteacher for the Turtle Creek High School.

 
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Richard "Turk" J. Farmer Sr.

July 25, 2016 |

Published By Administrator | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Richard "Turk" J. Farmer Sr., 83, of Port Vue died Friday July 22, 2016. He was the son of the late John and Harriet Farmer. Beloved husband of Joan (Olack) Farmer; father of John Farmer of Port Vue, Richie Farmer of Port Vue, Chris (Missy) Farmer of West Mifflin, Denise (Tony) Digiacomo of Lincoln Boro, and Dawn Farmer of Penn Hills; grandfather of Lindsay (Bryan) Dalke, Kristen Digiacomo; Isabella, Logan, Abigail, Brady, and Noah Farmer; brother of Joanne Bromer of Ohio and Maryann Price of White Oak, also nieces and nephews.

 
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Helen F. Hunt

July 25, 2016 |

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

Helen F. Hunt, 100, of Duquesne died July23, 2016. Daughter of the late Joseph and Helen (Chuba) Kubacky. Beloved wife of the late Edward D. Hunt. She is survived by daughters Nancy Coley of Westboro, MA and Marilyn Dorato of New York City, NY; grandchildren Douglas (Cornelia) Coley, Daniel (Helene) Coley and Amanda (David) Dorato-Robertson; great-grandchildren Patrick, Sarah, Alexander, Madeleine, Stella, Michael, and Daniel.

 
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Aleeda (Koelsch) McIntyre

July 25, 2016 |

Published By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Aleeda (Koelsch) McIntyre, age 85, of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday, July 21, 2016. She was born October 8, 1930 in Irwin, a daughter of the late John Francis and Agnes (Gustafson) Koelsch. She was a former member of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Irwin and worked for over 40 years as the secretary of McIntyre & Sons Garbage Disposal.

 
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Robert “Bob” James Campagna

July 25, 2016 |

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

Robert “Bob” James Campagna, age 77, of McKeesport, formerly of Pittsburgh, died July 21, 2016, at his home. Born Oct. 10, 1938, in Canonsburg, he was the son of the late Joseph and Margaret (Diechler) Campagna and the husband for 20 years to Rhonda (Handley) Campagna.
Robert was a former policeman in Mt. Oliver. He retired from Keystone Oaks School District where he worked in the maintenance department. He later went back to work as a Road Captain for U.S. Security Associates.

 
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Beverly McCormick Petkanics

July 25, 2016 |

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

Beverly Ann McCormick Petkanics, 71, of West Mifflin, passed away on Thursday, July 21, 2016 from multiple myeloma.  Following are the words Beverly penned before her passing. “HAPPY IS THE HOME THAT SHELTERS A FRIEND”.

 
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Millie M. Harris

July 24, 2016 |

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

Millie M. Harris, 77 years old of Orlando, Florida, died July 18, 2016 in Orlando Regional Medical Center.

 
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Nicole Alexandra Petrillo

July 24, 2016 |

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

Nicole Alexandra Petrillo, age 26, of Trafford, passed away July 22, 2016. She was born November 14, 1989 in Monroeville, PA, a daughter of Greg and Mary Ann D'Angelo Petrillo.

 
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Dorothy L. Bellas

July 24, 2016 |

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

Dorothy L. Bellas, age 83 of Port Vue, died Saturday, July 23, 2016.

 
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Rosemarie Randolph

July 24, 2016 |

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

Rosemarie Randolph, 65 years old of Duquesne, Pennsylvania, departed this Earthly life July 21, 2016 at Home.

 
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Thomas R. Binger

July 23, 2016 |

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

Thomas R. Binger, age 46 of McKeesport, passed on Friday, July 22, 2016 at Allegheny General Hospital. Born October 29, 1969 in McKeesport, he was the son of Chris (Breletic) Binger and the late Gary M. "Red" Binger, and beloved husband of Lori A. Tatkus-Binger for 21 years. In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by his daughter, Schae, of home; grandmother, Dominga Breletic, of McKeesport; sister, Melissa Binger, of McKeesport; niece, Lily Binger; brother, Matthew (Shannon Payne) Binger, of New York; uncles, Robin Breletic and Kevin (Kim) Breletic; sister-in-law, Chris (Joe) DiBattista; cousins, Carly, Dylan and Ryan; and his cherished dogs, Scrappy, Onyx, Zeus and Pollo. He was also preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Charlotte Tatkus. Thomas worked for UPMC McKeesport where he was a dedicated surgical technician for many years. His greatest joy in life was spending time with his family. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Monday, July 25, 2016 from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday, July 26, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Blessing Service will be Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 9:15 a.m. at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Holy Name Church, Christ the Light of the World Parish. Father Thomas J. Lewandowski will officiate. Burial will be private. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Susan M. Goyda

July 23, 2016 |

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

Susan M. Goyda, age 62, of North Huntingdon, passed away Saturday, July 23, 2016 at her home.  She was born June 14, 1954 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Charles and Catherine Handlovic Fox.

 
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Nellie Gostovich

July 22, 2016 |

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

 Nellie Gostovich, age 91 of Clairton, passed away on Friday, July 22, 2016.  Born March 6 ,1925 in Clairton, she was a daughter of the late Nikola and Marija (Vuksich) Gostovich. 

 
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Stella Markowitz

July 22, 2016 |

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

Stella Markowitz, age 88, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, July 22, 2016 at Transitions Health Care Center.

 
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Josephine Jane Bennett

July 22, 2016 |

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

Josephine Jane Bennett, 94, of Elizabeth Township, died Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at home. She was born May 12, 1922 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Charles and Cecelia Victoria Suncine Mondforte. She was the wife of the late Oliver Dickson Paul Bennett, Jr., who died February 4, 2007. Josephine was the proprietor of the former Josephine's Beauty Shop in McKeesport.

 
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Raymond M. Dombrosky

July 22, 2016 |

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

Raymond M. Dombrosky, age 76 of Duquesne, passed away on Friday, July 22, 2016 in Jefferson Hospital.  Born January 27, 1940 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Frank and Helen (Makar) Dombrosky. 

 
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Martha Lee Briscoe Johnson

July 21, 2016 |

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

Martha Lee Briscoe Johnson, 69 years old of McKeesport, Pennsylvania, quietly departed this life July 18, 2016 in Riverside Care Center, McKeesport, PA.

 
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Delores A. (Welsh) Adamson

July 21, 2016 |

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

Delores A. (Welsh) Adamson, 75, a resident of Golden Living, Erie, formerly of North Huntingdon, died Tuesday July 19, 2016. She was born June 15, 1941 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late James and Catherine (Donovan) Welsh. She enjoyed polka music and baking cookies but mostly spending time with her grandchildren. She was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Irwin.

 
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William J. Meneely

July 21, 2016 |

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

William J. Meneely, age 88, of Lincoln Borough, died July 19, 2016, at home. Born May 18, 1928, in Homestead, he was the son of the late William Clark and Olive (Randolph) Meneely and the husband of the late Ella M. “Elly” Meneely, for over 66 years.
Bill worked at US Steel and then Christy Park Industries, where he retired as a foreman.

 
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Edith Jane "Edie" Clapper

July 21, 2016 |

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

Edith Jane “Edie” Clapper, 82, of Cherry Tree, PA, formerly of Cortez, CO, and Dennehotso, AZ, passed away at Indiana Regional Medical Center on Wednesday, July 20, 2016. She was born on February 11, 1934 in Irwin to the late Andrew and Ruth Guisler Clapper.

 
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Zita Kovaly

July 20, 2016 |

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

Zita Kovaly, age 98, of White Oak, formerly of McKeesport, died Tuesday, July 19, 2016.  She was born in New Castle on March 14, 1918, and was named by her mother, after the last empress of Austria, “Princess Zita”.  She is the daughter of the late Stephen and Regina Gjalapa Serbic and the wife of the late George Kovaly.

 
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Elinor R. Poster

July 20, 2016 |

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

Elinor Ruth Poster, age 87 of Port Vue, died Wednesday, July 20, 2016. She was born in Rivesville, WV the daughter of the late William and Frances (Grice) Stewart and wife of the late Joe Poster. Elinor was a homemaker and lived for her family.

 
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Glenn W. Hoburg

July 20, 2016 |

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

Glenn W. Hoburg, age 83 of the North Side of Pittsburgh, passed away on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 in Oakmont Nursing and Rehab Center.  Born April 18, 1933 in Pittsburgh, he was a son of the late Clair Hoburg and Lois Hoburg Miller.

 
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Nancy J. DeWalt

July 20, 2016 |

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

Nancy J. DeWalt, age 78, of Manor, passed away Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at Hempfield Manor.  She was born July 6, 1938 in Sewickley Township, daughter of the late Charles and Cecil Luke Fullerton.

 
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Marion Eugene “Gene” Miller

July 20, 2016 |

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

Marion Eugene “Gene” Miller, age 94, of Dravosburg, died July 13, 2016, at UPMC McKeesport. Born December 13, 1921, in Mt. Vernon, he was the son of the late Henry and Loretta (Leonard) Miller and the husband of Mary (Peresh) Miller, for over 44 loving years.
Gene retired from US Steel Duquesne Works, where he was a heavy equipment operator, until he was promoted to dispatcher.

 
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Peter "Pecky" Paradise

July 20, 2016 |

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

Peter "Pecky" Paradise, age 96, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at home.  He was born June 27, 1920, in McKeesport, son of the late Joseph and Mary Short Paradise.

 
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Rodney Albert "Mac" McIntosh

July 20, 2016 |

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

Rodney Albert “Mac” McIntosh, 71, of Dravosburg, formerly Jefferson Hills, passed away on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center.  He was born April 20, 1945 in McKeesport to the late James and Alice Arkwell McIntosh.

 
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Catherine McCay

July 19, 2016 |

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

Catherine McCay, 90, of New Kensington, formerly of Jefferson Hills, died Monday, July 18, 2016. She was born December 8, 1925 in Jefferson Township and was the daughter of the late Elmer and Zona Ammons Hood. She was the wife of the late John W. McCay, Sr., who died January 1, 2007. She was a member of the Bunola Church of the Nazarene and the Pleasant Hills VFW. Catherine was a former Sunday School Teacher and loved to sing.

 
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Mary Jane (Kianese) Stolarek

July 19, 2016 |

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

Mary Jane (Kianese) Stolarek, 84, of Liberty Borough, died Monday July 18, 2016. She was born June 14, 1932 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late James and Rose Pazzano Kianese. She was the wife of the late William Stolarek who died May 9, 1976. MaryJane was a member of St. Mark Parish, Liberty Boro and the Glassport American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. She loved playing Bingo, and singing country music with her late husband.

 
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Elaine Bartko

July 19, 2016 |

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

Elaine R. Bartko, age 69 of McKeesport, formerly of New Port Richey, FL, passed on Sunday, July 17, 2016 at UPMC Presbyterian. Born March 27, 1947 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Wendell and Louise (Lamb) Wakefield. She is survived by her daughters, Amy Jo Lannan Butler and her husband Curtis, of McKeesport and Danett Guerra Fahr and her husband Justin, of New Port Richey, FL; grandchildren, James Davis, Jr., Dean Stupar, Jayson Davis, Ameeka Davis, Coleton Fahr and Brielle Fahr; great-grandchildren, Jai'den Davis, James Davis, III, and Aalaya Davis; siblings, Clair (Joanne) Wakefield, Edith (the late Neal) Davis, Barbara (Peter) Pease and Robert (Karen) Wakefield; step-children, Andrew S. Bartko, Gary Bartko, Kelly Estok and Jennifer Gallagher; her beloved companion, John Meyers; many nieces and nephews; and her cherished dog, Oreo. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew G. Bartko; and siblings, William Wakefield, Claudia Shegan and Cynthia Wakefield. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral Service will be Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Stanley Horvat

July 19, 2016 |

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

Stanley P. Horvat, age 61 of Elizabeth Twp., formerly of West Mifflin, passed on Friday, July 15, 2016 at UPMC Presbyterian. Born July 17, 1954 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late John and Helen (Hamar) Horvat, and beloved husband of Sharon (Raymer) Horvat. Stanley was employed with US Steel Duquesne Works, where he worked in the accounting department for many years. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus as a 3rd degree Knight and was a longtime member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth. He was a devoted grandfather who loved to spend time with all of his grandkids, especially collecting football cards for them to enjoy. In addition to his parents and wife, he is survived by his children, Matthew (Jaime) Horvat of Brentwood, Erica (Glenn) Ace of White Oak, Nicolle (Allen) Booth of Elizabeth and Kasey (Raymond) Zang of White Oak; grandchildren, Owen, Kayla, Tyler, Izabella, Cloè, Alexia, Brayden, Faith, Phoebe, Zavier, Stella and Quinn; brother, Alan (Sharon) Horvat of West Mifflin; sister-in-law, Linda (Dean) Gibson of Simpsonville, SC; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, Dennis Horvat. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 10 a.m. at St. Michael Parish, Elizabeth Twp. Father Thomas A. Wagner will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery in West Mifflin. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Grady McCray

July 18, 2016 |

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

Grady McCray, 69 years old of Clairton, Pennsylvania, peacefully departed this life July 14, 2016 in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA.

 
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Margaret E. "Peg" Obley

July 18, 2016 |

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

Margaret E. "Peg" Obley, 80, of Versailles, died Monday, July 18, 2016. She was born March 23, 1936 in Everson and was the daughter of the late Percy O. and Margaret I. Showman Harshman. She was the wife of the late Samuel B. Obley, Jr. who died July 14, 1990. Peg was a member of the Boston United Methodist Church and was retired from the former Olympia G.C. Murphy Co.

 
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Margaret L. Powell

July 18, 2016 |

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

Margaret L. Powell, age 84 of White Oak, died Saturday, July 16, 2016. She was born in Canton, Ohio on July 6, 1932; the daughter of the late Roy and Helen (Gaydos) Powell. She is preceeded in death by her sister Mary Powell. Margaret retired from Enamel Products & Plating Co. where she worked as a bookkeeper. She is survived by her sister, Eleanor J. Powell of White Oak; cousins, George and Anna Gidias; and friends, Dan, Betty & Beverly. Mass of

 
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Violet M. George

July 17, 2016 |

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

Violet M. George, age 88 of Clairton, passed away at home on Saturday, July 16, 2016.  Born March 5, 1928 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Peter and Anna (Chaheen) Joseph.

 
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James "Fuzzy" G. Faust

July 16, 2016 |

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

JAMES "FUZZY" G. FAUST, 77, of West Mifflin, died July 16, 2016.  He is the son of the late James and Lillian (Milslagle) Faust and beloved husband of the late Carol Jo (Davis) Faust.  He is survived by his daughter Diane Faust; granddaughters Vanessa and Julianne Faust; brother William (Kathy) Faust and sister Marianne (Michael) Guinan.  He is preceded in death by a brother Donald Faust.

 
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Arthur A. Chlystek

July 16, 2016 |

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

ARTHUR A. CHLYSTEK, 82 of Glassport, died July 15, 2016.  He is the son of the late Adam and Cecilia Chlystek.  He is survived by his children Sallee Chlystek of Mobile, AL, Marsha (Richard) Miles of Mobile, AL, Arthur "Chip" (Kim) Chlystek of Mobile, AL, Albert (Michele) Chlystek of Jefferson Hills and Donna Chlystek of Murrysville; brothers Frank Chandler of Glassport and John Chlystek of McKeesport; also 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

 
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Cecilia A. Pollock

July 16, 2016 |

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

Cecilia A. Pollock, age 81, of McKeesport, formerly of Versailles Borough, died July 12, 2016, at John J. Kane Regional Center. Born June 14, 1935 in Blacklick, PA, she was the daughter of the late Paul T. and Cecilia Betty (Verst) Pollock.
Cecilia had worked for Pellecchia Beauty Shoppe and retired from Giant Eagle. She was a member of St. Patrick Parish. She enjoyed donating to many organizations.

 
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Raymer “Laddie” Schade Jr.

July 16, 2016 |

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

Raymer “Laddie” Schade Jr., age 74, of Jeannette, passed away on Friday, July 15, 2016. He was born October 27, 1941, in Braddock, the son of the late Raymer and Elizabeth “Bess” (Vesco) Schade. He was an Army veteran that served in Vietnam and managed the Isaly’s in Irwin for over 21 years. He was a member of Irwin Lodge, No. 601, Free and Accepted Masons, the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Pittsburgh, and Syria Temple, Pittsburgh. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

 
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Audrey F. (Fuller) Gilbert

July 16, 2016 |

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

Audrey F. (Fuller) Gilbert, age 89, of Irwin, passed away on Thursday, July 14, 2016. She was born January 28, 1927 in Punxsutawney, the daughter of the late Dr. Harry and Helen (Paul) Fuller. She was a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church in Irwin where she served as a deacon and served on the Stephen Ministry Group. She was a great mother to her children and helped run the pre-school at the United Church of Christ in Irwin.

 
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Claire Anna (Bennett) Zinsmeister

July 16, 2016 |

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

Claire Anna (Bennett) Zinsmeister, of Irwin, formerly of N. Braddock, passed away July 14, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Wilburt and Anna (Heinen) Bennett. Claire was formerly employed by the PRR. She enjoyed traveling and spending time at her Scottyland camp with family and friends. Claire was also a proud and excellent homemaker. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, and was a past Noble Grand of the Rebekah Lodge in N. Braddock.

 
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Dorothy Jean Hollis

July 16, 2016 |

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

Dorothy Jean Hollis, 56 years old of Elizabeth, Pennsylvania, transitioned from Earth July 13, 2016 in UPMC East.

 
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Gambal Obituary

July 16, 2016 |

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

BARBARA M. GAMBAL, 71 of Munhall, died July 15, 2016.  She is the daughter of the late James and Lillian (Grow) Hayne.  She is survived by her beloved husband Robert "Bobby" Gambal; children Kim Chesleigh, Jack Eicholz and Deb Coury; grandchildren Corie, Jessica, Jackie, Cal, Sarah, Johnny, Jimmy and Erika; great grandchildren Sidney, Hannah and Anthony and sister Sandy Luci.  Barb was preceded in death by sisters Betty and Donna and brother James.

Friends received Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquense, Tues. 2-8.

 

Albert F. Roll

July 15, 2016 |

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

Albert F. "Hector" Roll, 84, of Elizabeth, passed away on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at VA Hospital - Oakland Division.

 
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John F. Sisko, Sr.

July 15, 2016 |

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

John F. Sisko, Sr., age 64, of McKeesport, died July 13, 2016, at his home. Born January 25, 1952, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Joseph and Ann (Ondrovic) Sisko and the husband of Nancy (Keener) Sisko.
For 15 years, John worked for Dura-Bond Industries at the Liberty Borough and Duquesne plants. He was a past member of St. Mary’s Czestochowa Catholic Church. John enjoyed spending time with his family, his dogs, gardening and watching the Syfy channel.

 
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Ernest "Ernie" J. Kocur

July 14, 2016 |

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

ERNEST "ERNIE" J. KOCUR, 71, of West Mifflin, died July 13, 2016.  He is the son of the late John and Anna (Galajda) Kocur.  Beloved husband of Lynn (Simo) Kocur; father of John (Renee) Kocur of Warminster, Pa; grandfather of Ryan and Avery; brother of Carol (Peter) Barsotti of West Mifflin, Ron Kocur of Duquesne, and John (Mogie) Kocur of Windermere, FL; also nieces  Janine, Anne, and Sasha.

 
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Ann F. (Arch) Botti

July 14, 2016 |

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

Ann F. (Arch) Botti, 96, of East McKeesport, died Wednesday July 13, 2016. She was born October 29, 1919 in Leskovec pri Krsken, Yugoslavia, a daughter of the late Anton and Anna (Mlakar) Arch. Ann was eastern region district food manager for K-Mart for 22 years. She was a member of St. Robert Bellarmine Church, East McKeesport, a member of the Christian Mothers, and a volunteer for East Allegheny Meals-On-Wheels.

 
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Jeffrey A. Pilkington

July 14, 2016 |

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

Jeffrey A. Pilkington, age 67 of North Huntingdon, passed away on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh.  Born May 24, 1949 in Greensburg, he was a son of the late LeRoy and Helen "Dolly" (Miller) Pilkington.

 
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J. Donald Dvorsky

July 14, 2016 |

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

J. Donald Dvorsky, 86, formerly of Elizabeth Township, died Monday July 11, 2016. He was born August 19, 1929 in McKeesport, a son of the late Joseph and Bridget (Pastor) Dvorsky and was also preceded in death by his first wife, Margaret Jean (Luethke) Dvorsky, his second wife Dorothy Jean Dvorsky, and a sister Corrine Heyz. Don retired as administrator of the energy distribution for U.S. Steel Corporation and served as a consultant after retirement. He was past master of Duquesne Lodge, No.731, Free and Accepted Masons, the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Pittsburgh, and Syria Temple, Pittsburgh.

 
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Rose Marlene (Andreoli) Chiaverini

July 14, 2016 |

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

Rose Marlene (Andreoli) Chiaverini, age 75, of North Huntingdon, formerly of White Oak, died July 10, 2016, at home with her loving family by her side. Born April 25, 1941 in Liberty Borough, she was the daughter of the late Luigi and Angelina (Patriarco) Andreoli and the wife of the late Anthony Chiaverini.
Rose was the owner and operator of Chiaverini’s Family Restaurant. She was a member of St. Patrick Parish, where she formerly served on the finance committee. She was also a member and former president of the Palanese League of America and a member of the White Oak American Legion Post # 701. 

 
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Toni R. Wilson

July 13, 2016 |

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

Toni R. Wilson, 60 of McKeesport, Pennsylvania, peacefully transitioned July 9, 2016 in UPMC Mercy Hospital.

 
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Scott A. McCormick

July 13, 2016 |

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

Scott A. McCormick, age 58 of Parkersburg, WV, passed away on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 in Camden Clark Memorial Medical Center in Parkersburg.  Born August 4, 1957 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Robert S. and Agnes M. (Douglas) McCormick. 

 
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George G. Myers, Sr.

July 13, 2016 |

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

George G. Myers, Sr., 86, of Lincoln passed away on Monday, July 11, 2016 at St. Clair Hospital. He was a sub-director for U.S. Steelworkers of America in Norwin and a member of The Kingdom Hall in McKeesport. 

 
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William Nathan Lankford

July 12, 2016 |

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

William Nathan Lankford, 93 of Elizabeth, transitioned peacefully July 10, 2016 in UPMC St. Margaret Hospital.

 
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Nancy L. Jacobs

July 12, 2016 |

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

Nancy Leora Cole Jacobs, 73, of Port Vue passed away at Jefferson Regional Medical Center on Tuesday, July 12, 2016.  She was born September 24, 1942, in Lincoln Boro, to the late Ralph and E. Nettie Busch Cole.

 
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Myrtle M. Johnson

July 12, 2016 |

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

Myrtle M. Johnson, 78, of Monongahela, died Monday, July 11, 2016. She was born May 12, 1938 in Newark, NJ and was the daughter of the late Charles W. and Frances Langlock Nicholson. She is survived by her daughters, Nicolle (Mike) Debevec of Forward Township and Cheryl Johnson of Pine Hill, NJ, sisters, Lorraine Bagnall of Kenilworth, NJ, and Jean (Dave) Declet of Pawleys Island, SC, grandchildren, Amanda (Nick) Dalton, Rachelle, Ashley, and Dustin Debevec, Tiffany (Steve) Frankenfield, and Carla (Kenny) Killian, great-grandchildren, Travis and Trent Dalton and Aubrey Frankenfield, nieces and nephews.

 
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Rosa Lee Gallup Richardson Rice

July 12, 2016 |

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

Rosa Lee Gallup Richardson Rice, 66, of Clairton, quietly departed this life July 8, 2016 in AHN West Penn Hospice.

 
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Dorothy A. Fuls

July 11, 2016 |

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

Dorothy A. Fuls, age 87 of White Oak, died Monday, July 11, 2016. She was the daughter of the late George and Mary (Kosko) Kocur, and wife of the late Karl R. “Curly” Fuls. She was preceded in death by her son Karl (Debbie) Fuls of State College and her great grandchild Brandon.

 
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Clara E. Horvath

July 11, 2016 |

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

Clara E. Horvath, age 94, of McKeesport, passed away on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at The Palms of O'Neil in McKeesport.  Born October 25, 1921 in Rankin PA, she was the daughter of the late Cosimos and Maria (Salazar) Izzo, and beloved wife of the late Joseph A. Horvath.
Clara was a bookkeeper for Menzie Dairy for 30 years and was a lifelong member of St. Angela Parish in White Oak.
She is survived by her son Joseph (Barbara) Horvath of Morgantown, WV. Grandchildren include Joseph (Samantha), Christopher and Jeffrey Horvath, Josh (Angela) Mason and Jodee (Tim) Heydon. Great-grandchildren are Joseph, Harper, Abigail, Miles, Olivia and Henry; sister Esther Linderman of Mt. Vernon.  Clara was also preceded in death by her sister Eva Krol and brother Louis Izzo.
Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Madeline J. Bonner

July 10, 2016 |

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

Madeline J. Bonner, 89, of West Newton, died Saturday, July 9, 2016. She was born April 26, 1927 in Wilson and was the daughter of the late Wayne P. and Kathryn Uptegraph Shaw. She is survived by her daughter, Terry Lee (Dennis, Sr.) Gephart, of West Newton, sons, Robert L. (Colleen) and Phillip D. (Tracy) Bonner of Pittsburgh and Kenneth W. Bonner of Clairton, grandchildren, James, Alexis, Kellen (Sheena), and Madeline Bonner, Kieth Matesig and Justin (Melissa) Gephart, great-grandchildren, Jeffrey, Troy and Brooke, nieces and nephews.

 
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Ralph Brian Stubbs

July 10, 2016 |

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

Ralph Brian Stubbs, 62, of Irwin, died Thursday July 7, 2016. He was born August 28, 1953 in Greensburg, a son of Joan L. (Bahle) McCrossen of Irwin and the late Herbert Stubbs and was also preceded in death by an infant brother. He was a graduate of Norwin High School, class of 1972 and was a former employee of Westinghouse Airbrake Co., Wilmerding.

 
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William (Bill) H. Fescemyer Jr.

July 10, 2016 |

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

William (Bill) H. Fescemyer Jr., 81, of Glassport died Friday July 8, 2016. He was the beloved husband of the late Louise (Fato) Fescemyer. He is survived by sons Howard (Kathleen) Fescemyer of State College, Robert Fescemyer of Pittsburgh, and Daniel (Marie) Fescemyer of Clarion; grandchildren Laura, Jessica, Andrew and William; and great-grandchildren Adrienne and Natalie; also special to Bill was Mary DeJulius.

 
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Bertha M. Staton

July 08, 2016 |

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

Bertha M. Staton, 89, of Duquesne, PA, departed this life July 3, 2016 in Duquesne, PA. She was born April 28, 1927 in Scotland Neck, NC to Emma David

 
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Wade A. Kildow

July 08, 2016 |

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

Wade A. Kildow, 57, of Lincoln, passed away on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at home. He was a retired carpenter for 51 Estates New Colony in Elizabeth.

 
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Ruth Ann Skop

July 08, 2016 |

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

Ruth Ann (Pazo) Skop, 84, of Clairton, passed away on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at Riverside Care Center. A retired phlebotomist for UPMC McKeesport, she was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish in Clairton and an avid supporter of the American Cancer Society and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. 

 
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Vincent B. Smith Jr.

July 08, 2016 |

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

Vincent B. Smith Jr., 91, a resident of the Veterans Hospital Aspinwall, died Wednesday July 6, 2016. Husband of the late Violet M. (Nolte) Smith; father of Natalie S. (Dave) Kraft and Gwen C. Stocks; grandfather of David V. Kraft, Jeffrey G. Kraft, William G. Stocks, Wendy Cookerly, and the late John J. Kraft; seven great grandchildren; brother of Mildred L. “Babe” Booth, Marion Smith, Marie Prescott, and the late John Smith, Eleanor Schillinger, Robert Smith, and Roberta Smith; also nieces and nephews.

 
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Patricia Ann Webster

July 07, 2016 |

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

Patricia Ann Webster, 73, of Pitcairn, died Saturday, July 2, 2016. She was born December 20, 1942 in Pittsburgh and was the daughter of the late Frank and Helen Alberti Sokach. Patricia retired from the Pittsburgh Housing Authority after 25 years of service. She had also retired from the PT Group. She is survived by her daughter, Kristine L. (Eric) Thorniley of North Huntingdon, son, Michael C. (Kimberly) Hickey of Shepherdsville, KY, sisters, Arlene L. Koontz of Pitcairn, and Debbie Chirik of North Huntingdon, grandchildren, Erica, Kara, Ryan, Matthew, and Kristin, great-grandchildren, Riley and Jackson, nieces and nephews.

 
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Tamara “Tammy” Lee (Thompson) Taylor

July 07, 2016 |

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

Tamara “Tammy” Lee (Thompson) Taylor, age 53, of Ardara passed away Wednesday, July 6, 2016. She was born January 2, 1963 in McKeesport, a daughter of Larry Donley and Carol Ann (Harvey) Thompson. She was a long time member of the United Presbyterian Church in Ardara where she started a youth group. She worked for over 8 years at the Colonial Grill in Irwin and was a member of the Irwin Historical Society. She is preceded in death by her sister Kelly Ann Thompson.

 
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Pauline (Bednar) Sloss

July 07, 2016 |

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

Pauline (Bednar) Sloss, 89, longtime resident of Willow Drive West Mifflin, died Tuesday, July 5, 2016, after a long debilitating illness holding her daughter's hand at Kane Reginal, McKeesport. Beloved mother of Robert Morgan Sloss, Jr. of Elizabeth, Cynthia Christine Sloss of West Mifflin and Bruce Paul Sloss also of Elizabeth; loving grandmother of Robert of Seattle, WA, Eric of Aspinwall, Nathan of Kansas City, MO, Jeff of Bel Air, MD, Brett of Pittsburgh, Morgan of West Mifflin, and Marc of Mt. Washington; also survived by seven great-grandchildren, Luke, Alanna, Tessa, Jacob, Julie, Kevin, and Ryan. She was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.

 
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Luetisha Buckman

July 07, 2016 |

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

Luetisha Buckman, 79 years old of McKeesport, Pennsylvania, departed this life June 28, 2016 in Riverside Care Center.

 
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Warren "Pookie" D. Brown

July 07, 2016 |

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

Warren "Pookie" D. Brown, 53 years old of McKeesport, Pennsylvania 15132 departed this Earthly life July 4, 2016 at home.

 
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Michael Babyak

July 06, 2016 |

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

Michael Babyak, age 93 of White Oak, formerly of McKeesport, passed away on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at UPMC McKeesport. Born June 3, 1923 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Jon and Mary Babyak, and beloved husband of Margaret (Haynick) Babyak for almost 70 years. Michael was part of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) as a young teen, and later joined the US Army where he honorably served our country during WWII. Following his military service, he worked as a general foreman for US Steel National Tube Works, retiring after many years of dedicated service. He was a member of the White Oak American Legion Post 701, AARP Chapter 2911 in Versailles and the Knights of Columbus. He was a very active member of St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church in McKeesport and a former Holy Name Society member. Some of Michael's favorite pastimes were his trips to the mountains, taking long road trips where he always enjoyed driving, and playing all types of card games with friends and family. Above all, Michael will be remembered as being a family man who devoted his life to his loving family. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Michael A. (Jenny) Babyak of Somerset and Joyce A. (Alan) Goebel of McKeesport; grandchildren, Michele Babyak (Denny Hustead) and Lynette (John) Schuetz; great-grandchildren, Tyler and Brandon Schuetz; brother, Edward (Helen) Babyak; and many loving nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by his siblings, Jon Babyak, Mary Dolores Curley and Helen Kugler. Per Michael's wishes, services will be private and are entrusted to Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, 410 Sixth St., McKeesport, PA 15132. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Joan E. Gasser

July 06, 2016 |

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

Joan E. Gasser, age 79 of McKeesport, formerly of West Mifflin, passed Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at Riverside Care Center in McKeesport. Born January 31, 1937,  in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mabel (Hays) Fullard and the wife of the late Albert W. Gasser.
Joan was retired from the former Paule's Lookout and also the Duquesne Golf Club, where she worked as a waitress.
She enjoyed swimming, jazz music, the late great oldies and loved to play all types of cards, she was known as a, "Card Shark!"
She is survived by grandchildren, Jessica Bricker, Lori Beth Campbell, Kristin Gasser and Joe Gasser; great grandchildren, Mackenzie and Andrew Bricker; also nieces and nephew.
In addition to her parents and husband, Joan was preceded in death by children, Patricia J. Campbell and Theodore Gasser; sister, Patricia Van Horn.
 

Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home   Crematory on Saturday, July 9, 2016 from 10 am until the time of service at Noon, in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow in McKeesport   Versailles Cemetery.

Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Edward Terry “Tank” Gilmore

July 06, 2016 |

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

Edward Terry “Tank” Gilmore, age 40, of Duquesne, formerly of Lincoln Borough, died July 1, 2016, at UPMC Mercy. Born September 4, 1975, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Edward Terry Gilmore and Linda (Webber) Gilmore.
Tank last worked for MPW Industries, in Dravosburg. He had a passion for motorcycles, tattoos, muscle cars and drag racing. He always had a smile on face, an infectious laugh and everyone knew when he walked into a room. Tank will truly be missed by everyone that knew him.

 
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Anthony “Tony” Darrell Belland

July 06, 2016 |

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

Anthony “Tony” Darrell Belland, 51, Clairton, Pennsylvania, died June 28, 2016 in AHN Jefferson Regional Medical Center.

 
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Natalie C. Harris Davis

July 06, 2016 |

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

Natalie Carol Davis, the daughter of the late William Lloyd Harris and Margaretta Johns Harris was born February 10, 1948 in Homestead, Pennsylvania.  She departed this life Friday, July 1, 2016.

 
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Thomas L. Haubrich

July 06, 2016 |

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

Thomas L. Haubrich, 89, of Manor, passed away Monday, July 5, 2016 at Brookville Hospital, Brookville, PA.

 
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Patrick Houy

July 06, 2016 |

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

Patrick Houy, age 74 of Clairton, passed away after a courageous battle with Parkinson and Lewy Body Dementia on July 4, 2016 in Arden Courts, Jefferson Hills, PA. 

 
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Alice J. Nolder

July 06, 2016 |

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

Alice J. Nolder, 88, of McKeesport passed away on Sunday, July 3, 2016 at John J. Kane Regional Center - McKeesport. She was a homemaker and a member of Corpus Christi Parish in McKeesport. 

 
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Filbert N. Benevento

July 05, 2016 |

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

Filbert N. Benevento, age 81, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at his home.

 
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Edna May Taylor Jourdain

July 05, 2016 |

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

Edna May Taylor Jourdain, 95, of Greensburg, formerly of Versailles, died Tuesday, June 28, 2016. She was born April 9, 1921 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Frank and Freda Kirschner Taylor She was the wife of the late Louis E. Jourdain. Edna was a member of the former Versailles United Methodist Church, and was a also a member of Versailles AARP, White Oak AARP, and the Easter Star.

 
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Mary Jane Ukasik

July 05, 2016 |

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

Mary Jane Ukasik, 79, of White Oak, died Sunday, July 3, 2016. She was born March 3, 1937 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late James and Matilda Zacker Bollas. She was wife of the late Carl W. "Uke" Ukasik, Sr., who died September 12, 2000. They were married for 45 years. Mary Jane was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church and was retired from The Oaks in White Oak.

 
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Josephine M. Kushner

July 05, 2016 |

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

Josephine M. Kushner, age 95, of Clairton, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 4, 2016in Riverside Care Center, McKeesport. She was born on April 19, 1921 in Greensburg to the late Frank and Maria (Madoferri) Arilotta. Josephine 

 
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Maxine Fay Page

July 04, 2016 |

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

Maxine Fay Page, age 67, of Dravosburg, died July 4, 2016 at home. She was born in McKeesport on March 30, 1949 and is the daughter of the late Charles Ellsworth and Doris Fern Warner Hoak. She was employed at Southwestern Nursing Home, Jefferson Hospital Gift Shop and was also a crossing guard for the borough of Dravosburg. She is survived by her beloved husband of 49 years, Lawrence K. Page, daughters, Lori S. Page-Benvenuto of Center Twp., Michelle L. (Dr. Marc) Verner of Peters Twp., and Kristen Y. Page of Charlotte, N. Carolina; beloved grandchildren, Phillip, Zachary, Joshua, Page, Samuel and Jacob, siblings, June Gouker of Glassport, Robert (Donna) Hoak of The Villages, Florida, Jerry (Barb) Hoak of White Oak and Gregg Hoak of Rochester Hills, Michigan.
Services were held Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at Mt. Vernon Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by Strifflers of Dravosburg/West Mifflin, (412 678 6192). Remembrances may be made to the Halfwaythererescue.com. Condolences may be made at www.strifflerfuneralhomes.com

 
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Arthur W. Fellers

July 04, 2016 |

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

Arthur W. Fellers, 68, of Irwin, went home to be with his heavenly father, Saturday July 2, 2016, at home, with the loving support of his family. He was raised in Forest Hills, a son of the late William and Emma Louise (Casper) Fellers and was also preceded in death by a sister, Judith Herd. Art was a member and elder at Greensburg Alliance Church. He formerly worked at Westinghouse Research, Churchill, Sony, New Stanton, and Home Depot, Greensburg. He earned an associate degree from Triangle Tech, Pittsburgh.

 
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Dorothy M. (Majhan) Kenyhercz

July 03, 2016 |

Published By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Dorothy M. (Majhan) Kenyhercz, 86, of Plum, formerly of North Huntingdon, died Thursday June 30, 2016. She was born August 14, 1929 in Braddock, a daughter of the late Peter and Mary (Martincic) Majhan and was also preceded in death by her grandson, Tyler D. Kenyhercz, and siblings, Joseph Majhan, Eleanor Matelan and Rose Manko. She was a former cafeteria employee for Norwin School District and enjoyed baking, sewing and going to the casino. She was a member of St. Stephen’s Byzantine Church, North Huntingdon and an avid Pittsburgh Pirates fan.

 
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Thomas D. Gatchie

July 03, 2016 |

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

Thomas D. Gatchie, age 59, of Clairton, formerly of McKeesport, died June 28, 2016 at his home. Born June 30, 1956, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late John and Catherine (Coulter) Gatchie and the husband of the late Gina L. Gatchie.
Tom was a hard-working man, who worked at S&S Transit for many years as a driver and dispatcher. He was a wonderful, gentle person who found sobriety late in life, overcoming the impossible and lived proudly to tell the tale. Tom was giving and selfless and would take the shirt off his back for a stranger. He made you feel like you mattered and would extend his hand to anyone in need.

 
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Evelyn L. Kondrich

July 02, 2016 |

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

Evelyn L. Kondrich, age 86 of Hempfield Twp., formerly of North Huntingdon, passed on Friday, July 1, 2016 at Latrobe Hospital. Born February 5, 1930 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Edward "Doc" and Rose (Kovac) Dougherty, and beloved wife of the late Charles Kondrich. Evelyn found great joy in the many group bus trips she would take, having traveled across the country many times. She was an avid Steelers Fan, and her enthusiasm for the game will be missed. She also enjoyed spending time tending to her garden at home. She is survived by her children, Mark Kondrich of Irwin, Chris (Janice) Kondrich of Unity Twp., and Lori (Charles) Walk of Hempfield Twp.; grandchildren, John "Randy", Jeremy, Katie, Michelle and Nicole Kondrich; and many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Rose Beldham and Diane Vendetti. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 from 11:00 am until time of Blessing Service at 1:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Father Kevin Dominic will officiate. Inurnment will be private at Penn-Lincoln Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to Excela Home Care & Hospice, Attn: Mary Ellen Davin,  134 Industrial Park Dr., Suite 1600, Greensburg, PA 15601.

 

Sallie Kelly

July 02, 2016 |

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

Sallie Kelly, 77, of North Huntingdon, died Saturday, July 2, 2016. She was born March 4, 1939, in Meyersdale, PA, daughter of the late Durbin and Hilda Drenner Lohr. 

 
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Lee F. Brockman

July 01, 2016 |

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

Lee F. Brockman, age 79, of North Huntingdon, PA, passed away Friday, July 1, 2016 at Excela Health Westmoreland.

 
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Joseph J. Berger

July 01, 2016 |

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

Joseph J. Berger, age 86, of North Huntingdon, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 30, 2016.

 
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Dennis M. Freda

July 01, 2016 |

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

Dennis M. Freda, age 71, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at Canterbury Place, Pittsburgh.  He was born October 17, 1944, a son of the late Julius and Victoria Ladika Freda.

 
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