Genevieve Parsons

August 31, 2016 |

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

Genevieve Parsons, age 92 of Jefferson Hills, passed away Wednesday, August 31, 2016 in HCR ManorCare - Whitehall.  Born January 2, 1924 in Ellsworth, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Zmuda) Andrachick.

 
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Ralph R. Alster

August 31, 2016 |

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

Ralph R. Alster, 72, of Mt. Lebanon, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 30, 2016.  Ralph was the son of the late Wilbert and Grace Alster.  He earned a degree in architecture from Carnegie Tech.  He truly enjoyed his professional career.  He designed St. Brendan Episcopal Church in Franklin Park and Carnegie Presbyterian Church in Carnegie.  He renovated numerous other structures in Western Pennsylvania and New Jersey.  Many people appreciated his design of the trolley stop at Station Square.  He is survived by cousins, Edwin, Jr., Ronald, Robert, and Carole Lynne Alster and Margaret Horn.  A memorial service will be held in Carnegie Presbyterian Church on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at 2:00 PM.  Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 is in charge of the arrangements.

 

Florence L. Helfer

August 31, 2016 |

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

Florence L. “Lola” Helfer, 93, formerly of Slickville, died Sunday, August 28, 2016, at home.  Born November 14, 1922, she was daughter of the late Benedetto and Louise Balzano Fenili and wife of the late Edward Helfer.  Mrs. Helfer was a member of St. Sylvester Church, Slickville Civic Center, and E.M. Kralick Post #18 American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.  She is survived by daughters, Maxine (Richard) Balest of Norfolk, MA, Louise (Bill) Hunter of McKeesport, with whom she resided, and Kristin (John) Koester of Reston, VA; 7 Grandchildren; 5 Great Grandchildren; nieces and nephews.  Mrs. Helfer was preceded in death by brothers, Daniel Fenili and Louis Albert “Bates” Fenili and sisters, Minnie Markitell, Lena Lester, Rose Havaran, and Ida Bair.  Friends will be received Friday from 7-9 pm at Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA 15132.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Rev. Salvatore R. Lamendola at 10 am on Saturday, September 3, 2016, at St. Sylvester Church in Slickville.  Entombment will follow in Twin Valley Chapel Mausoleum in Delmont.

 

Ethel J. Hansen

August 30, 2016 |

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

Ethel J. Hansen, of McKeesport passed on August 27, 2016, at McMurray Hills Manor. Born June 29, 1925 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Catherine (Ott) Clark and the wife of the late Christ “Swede” Hansen. During Ethel's 91 years of life she expressed the love of animals, music and dancing to rock-n-roll. She gifted these passions onto her children. She especially enjoyed feeding the birds and welcomed it as a daily ritual.

 
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Elizabeth A. Kocak

August 30, 2016 |

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

Elizabeth A. Kocak, 74, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, August 29, 2016 at her home.

 
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Mary Jane Rhoades

August 29, 2016 |

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

Mary Jane Rhoades, 90, of Elizabeth Township, died Sunday, August 28, 2016 at home. She was born November 28, 1925 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Clarence and Elizabeth Gilchrist Blank. She was wife of the late William H. Rhoades who died October 1, 2008. She is survived by her son, William L. (Mary) Rhoades of Jefferson Hills, and daughters, Janet L. Cheeseman and Sharon (Robert) Shelton of Elizabeth Township, grandchildren, Thomas (Danielle) Rhoades of Buena Vista, Jennifer (Greg) Rudzke of Ruffsdale, Tina (James) Kasardo of Elizabeth Township, Matthew (Deneeya) Wall of Scott Township, great-grandchildren, Gabriel Kasardo, Matthew and Maxwell Wall, Garrett and Jeffrey Rudzke, and Dakota Rhoades, and a niece, Sue Ann Eicker of Greenock.

 
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Frances M. Skotnicki

August 29, 2016 |

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Frances M. Skotnicki, age 98 of White Oak, died Sunday, August 28, 2016 at her daughter, Terri’s home.

 
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Norine V. Jasper

August 29, 2016 |

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

Norine V. Jasper, age 90, of North Versailles, died August 26, 2016, at Family Hospice & Palliative Care. Born March 28, 1926, in West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Jennings G. and Jewel Garnett (Anderson) Taylor and the wife of the late C.J. Jasper.
Norine was a member of the American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

 
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Anna Zera

August 29, 2016 |

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

Anna Zera, 98, of Jeannette, passed away Sunday, August 28, 2016 at Loyalhanna Care Center, Latrobe, PA.

 
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Eleanor (Smith) Dolansky

August 29, 2016 |

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

Eleanor (Smith) Dolansky, age 83, of Forward Twp., passed away on Friday, August 26, 2016 at Jefferson Hospital. She loved to cook and play the slot machines with her late husband, Anthony J. Dolansky, Sr. 

 
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Daniel Krejdovsky

August 28, 2016 |

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

Daniel Stephen Krejdovsky, age 75 of White Oak, passed away on August 28, 2016.  Born September 5, 1940 in Braddock, he was the son of the late Stephen and Hedwig Krejdovsky, and the beloved husband of Joan Krejdovsky for 54 years.  Dan was a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service for 43 years and a member of the Letter Carriers Union over 50.  He was an animal lover and would often bring home pets on his route that no longer had a home.  He also enjoyed spending time at the family cottage at Pymatuning Lake. In addition to his wife he is survived by his children, Matthew (Regina) Krejdovsky, Meg Pero, David (Karen) Krejdovsky, and Dan (Janette) Krejdovsky; grandchildren, who affectionately referred to him as “Pappy”, Zachary, Brittney (Shawn) Krznaric, Samantha, Nicole, Emma, Laney, and Daniel; great-grandson, Tristan and also nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 in St. Angela Church at 11 a.m.  Rev. Fr. Kevin Dominik will officiate.  Interment will follow at New. St. Joseph Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the White Oak Animal Safe Haven.

 

Irene Prokop

August 27, 2016 |

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Elizabeth Township, formerly of McKeesport

Irene (Bodnar) Prokop, 88, of Elizabeth Township, formerly of McKeesport, passed away Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, at Country Meadows of South Hills.  Born May 24, 1928, in Hungary, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Magdalene (Lakatos) Bodnar; and wife of the late Emil "Moe" Prokop.  Irene worked for Bell Telephone as a service representative and then went on to retire as a teacher's aide from Allegheny Intermediate Unit. She also volunteered at McKeesport and St. Clair Hospital. She is survived by her daughter, Joyce (Keith) Drudy, Kenny (Linda) Prokop and Richard (Lisa) Prokop; grandchildren, Darren Drudy, Kristen (Bevan) Drudy-Court, Richard Prokop II and Lyndsay Prokop. She was preceded in death by her sister, Zella Kozusko; and brother, Alex Bodnar. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016, at JAYCOX-JAWORSKI FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, at St. Michael Church in Elizabeth.  Father Thomas Wagner will officiate. Interment will follow at St. Nicholas Cemetery.

 

Alphonse M. Nuzzo, Sr.

August 26, 2016 |

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

Alphonse M. Nuzzo Sr., age 81, of Clairton, passed away Thursday, August 25, 2016 in Jefferson Hospital.  Born, October 21, 1934 in Forward Township, he was a son of the late Tony and Katherine (Quinden)  Nuzzo and the husband of the late Clementine DeFazio Nuzzo, who passed away August 30, 1980.

 
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David A. Demchak

August 26, 2016 |

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

David A. Demchak, age 71 of McKeesport, formerly of Clairton, passed away Friday, August 26, 2016 at UPMC McKeesport. Born February 20, 1945 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Joseph Demchak and Anna (Hrehocik) Demchak-Durkay, and step-son of the late John Durkay. Dave was a graduate of Clairton High School, and upon graduation joined the Air Force and honorably served our country during the Vietnam Era. He later went on to work in the accounting department for US Steel, having retired after many years of service. Following his retirement, Dave proudly started his own landscaping and lawn service business, Demchak Landscaping, and also worked as a PA Constable and was a Democratic Committeeman for the City of McKeesport. He enjoyed spending time with his family and two dogs, Yogi and Snickers, and he will be missed at Dot's Family Restaurant where he could often be seen with his friends and neighbors. He is survived by his son, David (Molly) Demchak of Monroeville and their children, Alaina, Ryan, Nathan, Lucas and Shane; daughter, Deana (Greg) Washburn of Easton, PA and their children, Alexis, Bailey, Clayton, Chloe and Halle; son, Derek (Rebecca) Demchak of Allentown, PA and their children, Sarah and Jacob; siblings, Donald (Sharon) Demchak of Plano, TX, Joann (the late Harry) Lentz of Clairton and Paul (Micky) Kearns of Munhall; companion Lauretta DeCello and former wife, Dolly Demchak. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Sunday, August 28, 2016 from 6-9 p.m. and Monday, August 29, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 10 a.m. at Corpus Christi Church. Father Steven Palsa will officiate. Inurnment will be private at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies. Memorial donations may be made to Troopers Helping Troopers Foundation, 3625 Vartan Way, Harrisburg, PA 17110. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Ella Mae Durkin

August 26, 2016 |

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

Ella Mae Durkin, age 88 of West Mifflin, died Friday, August 26, 2016.  She was born in Homestead on May 20, 1928 and is the daughter of the late David and Ella Doerr McCanuel, and the wife of the late Matthew G. Durkin.  She was employed as Department Manager at Sears in West Mifflin until she retired; her favorite past time was reading her books.

 
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Joseph E. Stavor

August 26, 2016 |

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

On August 26, 2016, Joseph E. Stavor passed peacefully in his sleep, at Southwestern Assisted Living West Mifflin PA, joining his beloved wife Matilda (Tillie) who passed away in 2005. Joe was born on February 15, 1920 to Michael and Mary Stavor. Joe and Tillie were married in 1944 and lived on Maryland Avenue in Duquesne until her death in 2005.

He is survived by four children and their spouses.  Son Robert (Dawn) of Key Largo, FL; daughter Maryann (James) Smith of Allison Park, PA; daughter Patricia (Jerome) Furman of Pottstown, PA; son James (Beverly) of West Mifflin, PA.  He leaves behind 9 grandchildren Matthew (Leah Michael) Stavor; Andrew, Libby, and Lesley Smith; Justin (Amanda) Furman, Joshua (Emily Ochsenschlager) Furman, Jennifer (Phillip) Rupert; Joseph and Taylor Stavor and 2 great grandchildren Nathan Knabb and Faith Rupert.  He is survived by brother Michael Stavor and wife Ida of Mullica Hill, NJ and sister-in-law Frances Pollack of Carrack, PA and many nieces and nephews.

 
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Charles D. "Charlie" Witzell

August 26, 2016 |

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

Charles D. "Charlie" Witzell, 85, of Elizabeth Township, formerly of West Mifflin, died Thursday, August 25, 2016. He was born March 9, 1931 in Duquesne and was the son of the late Charles D. and Mary Koribanic Witzell. He was retired from the US Army Corps of Engineers and was a US Navy Veteran. He enjoyed bowling and golfing. Affectionately known as "Uncle Bud", he is survived by nieces, Michele (Daniel) Trovato, Cynthia A. (George) Myers, and Susan (Frank) Pajkurich, nephew, Michael (Paul) Chiaverini, great-nieces, great nephews, a great-great-niece and a great-great-nephew.

 
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Regis T. “Rege” McLaughlin

August 26, 2016 |

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

Regis T. “Rege” McLaughlin, age 82, of McKeesport, died August 23, 2016, at Family Hospice in Mt. Lebanon. Born January 15, 1934, in Clairton, he was the son of the late Catherine (McLaughlin) Reynolds and the husband of the late Margaret (Baglos) McLaughlin.
Rege dedicated much of his life to serving his community. He was McKeesport’s mayor from 2010 to 2012; 13-year city council member and past council president from 2004 to 2009, past sewage authority chairman for many years, cofounder, coach and umpire of McKeesport Little League, with one of his teams in the Little League World Series.

 
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Randy D. Weston

August 25, 2016 |

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

Randy D. Weston, 59, of Irwin, died Monday August 22, 2016. He was born June 4, 1957 in Greensburg, a son of Nancy (Elliott) Vaglia of Trafford and the late Thomas Weston also step son of Philip Vaglia. Randy was a former EMT for Mutual Aid, Greensburg. In addition to his mother and stepfather he is survived by his children Amber (Larry) Williamson of Richland, N.C., Kailin (Jeremy) Owens of Greensburg and Randy D. Weston II of Richland, N.C. 8 grandchildren; sisters Terri Campbell, Wendy Snyder, and Michelle Weston; brothers Thomas (Billie Jo) Weston, Paul (Darlene) Weston and David (Kim) Weston; his sister in law Helen O’Dell; also aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

 
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Thomas L. Strawins, Jr.

August 25, 2016 |

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

Thomas L. Strawins, Jr., 77, of East McKeesport, died Wednesday August 24, 2016. He was born August 19, 1939 in Pittsburgh, the son of the late Thomas L. Sr. and Lillian (Ford) Strawins. He was a an Air Force veteran, a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in business administration, a retired employee of Westinghouse Airbrake Co., Wilmerding with 35 years of service and had also worked at Forgie-Snyder Funeral Home, East McKeesport and First Student Bus Lines, Wall. He was a member of St. Robert Bellarmine Church, East McKeesport where he served as an usher, a member of parish council, and various other committees, and was a former democratic chairperson in East McKeesport borough.

 
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Claudia Mae Dykes Glover

August 24, 2016 |

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

Claudia Mae Dykes Glover, 88 of Clairton, PA, peacefully transitioned August 17, 2016 in Southwestern Health Center.

 
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Andrew J. Kochan Jr.

August 23, 2016 |

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

Andrew J. Kochan Jr., 68, of Blaine Hill, passed away on Monday, August 22, 2016, at home. An Army veteran serving during the Vietnam War, he was a utility worker for Allegheny County. He was a life member of Blaine Hill Volunteer Fire Company. He loved fishing, going to gun bashes and the casino, and was an avid card player, especially with pinochle and euchre.

 
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Rev. Stephen M. Chervenak, S.T.L., D.Min.

August 23, 2016 |

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Rev. Stephen M. Chervenak, S.T.L., D.Min., age 82, of White Oak, died Monday, August 22, 2016 at the Vincentian Home in Pittsburgh.  He was born in Homestead on July 30, 1934 and is the son the late Stephen and Mary Yuhas Chervenak.

He attended St. Ann/Fifth Ward Elementary School in Homestead and Homestead High School. He received his Doctor of Ministry from St. Mary Seminary in Baltimore, MD, his Bachelor of Arts from St. Vincent College in Labrobe in 1956 and Licentiate in Sacred Theology from St. Mary’s Seminary University in Baltimore, MD in 1960. He was ordained on March 25, 1960 by Bishop John Wright at St. Paul Cathedral in Pittsburgh and was incardinated into the Diocese of Pittsburgh.

He was assigned as Parochial Vicar at St. Pius X Church in Pittsburgh from 1960 until 1965; St. Agatha Church in Bridgeville, as Parochial Vicar from 1965 until 1969; the Headmaster of St. Thomas High School from 1969 until 1972; He had a dual Administrator position at St. Januarius Church in Plum and at St. Anthony School in Oakmont from 1972 until 1975. He then served as Pastor of St. Angela Merici Church in White Oak from 1975 until 2009. Father Steve took a mini sabbatical at North American College in Europe in 2003 and returned as Administrator of St. Angela Merici Church until October 1, 2013 when he officially retired. 

He served as the Dean of the Mon Yough Deanery from 1991 until 1998 and then again from 2000 until 2009.  He also served as Confessor of the Sisters of the Divine Redeemer from 1986 until 2013 and again from 2014 until 2016.  Since 2014 until the present he served as the Chaplain of the Knights of Columbus.

He is survived by his siblings; Sr. Helen Chervenak of the Motherhouse Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in North Hills, Christine (the late William) Burdick of Stow, Ohio, Margaret (the late Donald) Vojtusak of Stow, Ohio and Dr. John (Judy) Chervenak of Paradise Valley, Arizona and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sisters and brothers in law; Mary and Albert Miller and Ann and William.

Friends will be received at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation and Mortuary Services, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, 15131 on Wednesday from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. and again on Thursday from Noon until 4:00 p.m.  Friends will also be received Thursday evening at St. Angela Merici Church from 6:00 p.m until Vesper Services which will be celebrated at 7:00 p.m.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 10:00 a.m. at St. Angela Merici Church with burial following at Calvary Cemetery, Pgh.  Remembrances may be made to St. Angela Merici Church, 1640 Fawcett Avenue, White Oak, 15131 or Vincentian Home, 111 Perrymont Road, Pgh., PA  15237. Condolences may be made at www.strifflerfuneralhomes.com

 
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Ronald G. "Butch" Farmerie

August 23, 2016 |

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

Ronald G. "Butch" Farmerie, 67, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Monday, August 22, 2016, at home. An Army veteran serving during the Vietnam War, he was a member of American Legion Daniel Keffer Post 75. He was a plumber for U.S. Steel Clairton Works for 42 years and was a member of the Pipe Shop Bowling League. 

 
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William Crawford

August 23, 2016 |

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

William Crawford, age 87, of White Oak, died August 21, 2016, at Mt. Vernon of Elizabeth. Born July 17, 1929, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Frank and Caroline (Delo) Crawford and the husband of the late Emma (Freyer) Crawford for 50 loving years.

 
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Janet M. Carr

August 23, 2016 |

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Janet M. Carr, age 72, Liberty Borough, died August 19, 2016, at UPMC Presbyterian. Born March 5, 1944, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Gash E. and Julia (Tukot) Mains and the wife of the late Jack “Hammer” Carr.

 
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Mary Louise (Newlin) “Nook” Gundaker

August 22, 2016 |

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

Mary Louise (Newlin) “Nook” Gundaker, age 88, of Irwin, died peacefully Friday, August 19, 2016 at Excela Westmoreland Hospital. She was one month shy of her 89th birthday. She was born September 15, 1927 in Shafton, to the late James “Peenie” Newlin and Margaret Thompson “Peg” James. She was the stepdaughter of the late Dr. Emory S. James. Nook graduated from Norwin High School, class of 1945 and subsequently attended and graduated from Grace Martin Business School.

 
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Martha "Mert" (Justice) Locke

August 22, 2016 |

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Martha “Mert” (Justice) Locke, age 72, of Finleyville, and formerly of Whitehall, passed away on Friday, August 19, 2016 at Jefferson Hospital. She enjoyed camping, her motorhome, animals and going to Disney.

 
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Robert J. Fransko

August 21, 2016 |

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

Robert J. Fransko, age 85 of White Oak, died August 21, 2016 at Shelbourne Personal Care in Butler.  Born July 4, 1931 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Stephan and Helen (Brooks) Fransko and husband of Marcia Mae (Matwick) Fransko.  He was retired from U.S. Steel, where he worked as a Shipping Department Supervisor and also served in the Army during the Korean Conflict.  In addition to his wife, he is survived by sons, Scott Gregory and Douglas Stephan Fransko; daughter, Melissa Ann Corbelli; sister, Patricia Babyak; sister-in-law, Darlene O’Toole.  Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.  Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory from 11am until the time of the funeral service at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, August 23, 2016.  Entombment will follow at Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.  Memorial contributions may be made to the White Oak Animal Safe Haven or the Salvation Army.

 

William T. Dupier

August 21, 2016 |

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William T. “Bill” Dupier, age 78 of Port Vue, passed on August 20, 2016 at AHN Jefferson Hospital.  Born February 12, 1938 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late William and Helen (Staniek) Dupier and husband of Margaret (Cusick) Dupier for 51 years.  Bill was a great husband, father, and grandfather, who provided for his family after working for nearly 4 decades with U.S. Steel.  He had a love and appreciation for sports and enjoyed to challenge himself with difficult crossword and jigsaw puzzles. In addition to his wife, his is survived by daughters, Ann (Fran McDonald) Minicucci, of White Oak, Renee (Denny) Lawver, of Lancaster, PA,  and Paula (Keith) Gillen, of Greenfield; grandchildren, Kristen, Tommy, Michael, Kathleen, Matthew, and Sydney; sister, Barbara Cessna, of Milwaukee, WI; brothers, Walter Dupier, of York, PA and Robert Dupier, of North Huntingdon.  He is also survived by nieces and nephews.  Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 from 4-8 p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, August 24, 2016, 10a.m. at Corpus Christi Parish.  Rev. Steven Palsa will officiate.  Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Earl C. Shepherd Jr.

August 21, 2016 |

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

Earl C. Shepherd Jr., age 46, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, August 18, 2016. He was born December 13, 1969 in McKeesport, the son of Patricia (Thomas) Novak and the late Earl C. Shepherd. He served in the Marines and went on to be a Police Officer in North Versailles, Glassport and the City of Pittsburgh. He also served as a Pittsburgh Firefighter, and worked several years as a Sports Performance Coach. Earl competed internationally on the U.S. Bobsled Team from 1996-2001.

 
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Nancy May (Auman) Berrett

August 21, 2016 |

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

Nancy May (Auman) Berrett, age 85, of East McKeesport, passed away on Saturday, August 20, 2016. She was born June 4, 1931 in Stahlstown, a daughter of the late John and Olive M. (miller) Auman. She was a former member of the First Methodist Church in East McKeesport. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband James W. Berrett; and son Steven Edward “Ed” Berrett; and sisters Jean Chrisman and Dorothy Ambrose.

 
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Ann Tomaino

August 21, 2016 |

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

Ann Tomaino, age 95, of McKeesport, died August 18th, 2016, at John J. Kane Regional Center in McKeesport. Born November 16th, 1920, in Duquesne, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Irene (Kertas) Iski and the wife of the late Joseph A. Tomaino.
Ann was a retired personal caregiver. She was a member of the former St. Pius Church and First Christian Churches in McKeesport. A caring, loving and generous sister and aunt, she especially enjoyed baking and cooking for family and friends.

 
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Roy Slack Leffard

August 20, 2016 |

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

Roy Slack Leffard, 90, of McKeesport and Ligonier, passed away Friday, August 19, 2016 at UPMC McKeesport Hospital.

 
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Frank J. Plaza

August 20, 2016 |

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

Frank J. Plaza, age 98 of North Versailles, passed away on Wednesday August 17, 2016 at Manor Care Monroeville.  Born May 11, 1918 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Casimir and Sophia (Kulasa) Plaza, and loving husband of the late Virginia (Duyec) Plaza. He is survived by his daughter, Denise Plaza-Martin and her husband Klancy Martin of Harmony, Rhode Island; grandchildren, Zachary Martin (Samantha Hughes) of Denver, CO, Grady Martin and Connor Martin, both living in Pittsburgh; siblings, Andrew (Sue) Plaza of Erie and Gladys (Sal) Gonillo of Waterbury, CT; and his beloved and devoted care giver of 7 years, Cindy Wilkins. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Walter and Stanley Plaza; and sisters, Nell Chrillo, Jane Kellar and Bernice Gall.  He is also survived by his cousin, Helen Gibala and many nieces and nephews. Frank was an officer of McKeesport PNA lodge 352 for over 40 years, where he enjoyed many years of friendship and comradery. Another great joy in his life was his hunting camp in Venango County which he shared with his hunting buddies. During the depression, Frank joined the CCC and was sent to Renovo, PA to earn money to help support his family.  World War II made Frank a soldier at age 25 as a member of Company B 311th engineer combat battalion, where he specialized in Highway Construction and was also qualified as a sharpshooter.  His honors include the Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Victory Medal, American Theater Ribbon, and the Europe Asia Middle East Theater Ribbon with 1 bronze star.  After the war, Frank continued working for US Steel Christy Park Works as a crane operator.  He retired in 1981 with 40 years of service. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Thursday, August 25, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, August 26, 2016 at 10 a.m. at Corpus Christi Church with Father Steven Palsa officiating.  Burial with military honors will follow at St. Mary Polish Cemetery.  The family so appreciates the many years of dedicated service provided by the East Allegheny Meals on Wheels, 249 Lincoln Highway, North Versailles, PA 15137.   If so inclined, donations to this wonderful organization would be greatly appreciated.  Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Agnes P. Maranowski

August 19, 2016 |

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

Agnes P. Maranowski, age 92 of N. Huntingdon, died Thursday, August 18, 2016.

 
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Jean Marie Tyszkiewicz

August 19, 2016 |

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Jean Marie Tyszkiewicz, age 89 of Port Vue, died on Friday, August 19, 2016.  She was born in Buffalo, New York on May 1, 1927 and is the daughter of the late Roland and Alice (Morton) Satterlee and wife of the late Felix Tyszkiewicz.

 
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Shirley M. Pomycala

August 19, 2016 |

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

Shirley M. Pomycala, age 81 of North Versailles, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 19, 2016 in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital.  Born April 9, 1935 in Versailles, she was a daughter of the late Edward H. and Mary Elizabeth (Batchelor) Campbell.

 
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Joseph G. Dubyak

August 19, 2016 |

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

Joseph G. Dubyak, 72, of Greensburg, formerly of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, August 19, 2016 at home.

 
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Gertrude M. Chop

August 17, 2016 |

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

Gertrude M. Chop, age 81 of White Oak, passed on Wednesday, August 17, 2016.

 
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Opal V. Evans

August 17, 2016 |

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

Opal V. Evans, age 91 of McKeesport, died on August 17, 2016 at Redstone Highlands in Murrysville. Born October 18, 1924 in Export, she was the daughter of the late Orlando and Mercedes (Painter) Evans. Opal retired after 41 years as a secretary from Westinghouse and was a member of St. John Evangelical Church in McKeesport. She is survived by her brothers, Nelson Evans of Liberty Borough and Larry Evans of Spartanburg, SC; sisters, Dolores Downs of Mechanicsburg, PA and Aileen Seachrist of Monroeville, and also nieces and nephews.  A funeral service will be held on Friday, August 19, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory. Burial will be private at Emmanuel Cemetery in Export.  Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Andrew "Andy" Nicholas Iski

August 17, 2016 |

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

Andrew "Andy" Nicholas Iski, age 94, passed away Monday, August 15, 2016 after a short illness. He was born March 25, 1922 to the late Andrew B. and Irene Iski. With the outbreak of World War II, he volunteered for service and served honorably in the United States Army in Europe. He fought in the Battle of Bulge. For his service he received three Bronze Stars and the Purple Heart. He married the late Valentina (Teen) Smerkar on May, 8, 1943.

 
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Joseph E. Chandler

August 17, 2016 |

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

Joseph E. Chandler, age 66, of Liberty Borough, died August 15, 2016, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born August 26, 1949, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late James L. and Ann M. (Yuscinsky) Chandler and the husband of Joyce A. (Bain) Chandler.

 
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Edith J. Lyons

August 17, 2016 |

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

Edith J. Lyons, age 90, of West Deer, passed away Tuesday, August 16, 2016, at Arden Courts, Monroeville.

 
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Dolores "Dee" (Dulak) Falce

August 16, 2016 |

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

Dolores "Dee" (Dulak) Falce, age 88, of West Mifflin, peacefully went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 14, 2016, surrounded by family. She was a licensed beautician for 63 years and a member of Holy Spirit Parish in West Mifflin. She was an avid bowler and enjoyed playing Skip Bo and pinochle. Through her strong faith and love she gave generously even when it was hard to give and without the expectation of anything in return. She touched and influenced many lives and left an imprint on everyone's hearts forever.

 
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Mary Lape

August 16, 2016 |

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

Mary Lape, 95, of Dravosburg passed away at Senior Care Plaza in McKeesport on August 15, 2016. She was born October 19, 1920 to the late Michael and Mary Elizabeth Danchicha Cislo. ary was the loving wife of the late William Alvin Lape.

 
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Margaret L. Pavlik

August 15, 2016 |

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

MARGARET L. PAVLIK, 65 of North Versailles, formerly of Duquesne, died Aug. 14, 2016.  She is the daughter of the late Frank and Rosa (Gross) Pavlik.  She is survived by her son James Pavlik of White Oak; grandson Eric Pavlik; great granddaughter Aria Pavlik; sisters Annette Edwards of Dravosburg, Patricia Bosway of West Mifflin, Barbara Bartkus of Greenock and Loraine Horgas of Munhall; also nieces and nephews.

 
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Priscilla "Mary Lou" Dolansky

August 15, 2016 |

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

Priscilla "Mary Lou" Dolansky, age 89 of West Mifflin, passed away at home on her farm on Monday, August 15, 2016.  Born January 22, 1927 in West Elizabeth, she was a daughter of the late Leonard and Priscilla (Jones) Lewis and wife for 64 years of the late Theodore E. Dolansky, who passed away September 20, 2010.

 
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Mary I. Herr

August 15, 2016 |

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

 

 Mary I. Herr, age 93, lived at Riverside Nursing Center, formerly from White Oak, beloved mother and grandmother, died Monday, August 15, 2016.  She was born in Lincoln Place on May 4, 1923 and is the daughter of the late Carlos and Laura (Perkins) Shannon.  She was employed at Teledyne Firth Sterling for 23 years until she retired; She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in McKeesport.  Mary was a bridge player, accomplished baker and loved crocheting.

 
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Rita Mae (McCusker) Riley Prescott

August 15, 2016 |

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

RITA MAE (McCUSKER) RILEY PRESCOTT, 85, of McKeesport, died Aug. 13, 2016.  She is the daughter of the late Hugh and Margaret (Wible) McCusker and wife of the late Robert Riley and Fred Prescott.  She is survived by her sons Robert (Denise) Riley of Hollyridge, NC, Thomas Riley of Indianhead, Pa, Greg (Jennifer) Riley of Edenton, NC and Raymond Riley of Ft. Worth, TX; grandchildren Kim, Renee, Robert III, Heather, Shane, Justin and Jaclyn; great grandchildren Riley, Katherine, Aydan, Haylee, Jaycee, Michael and Natalie; sister Marie "Babe" Sarver; and niece Lorraine Bryce.  She was preceded in death by brothers Danny, Tommy and Billy and sister Margaret Mary.

 
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Angela J. “Angel” Jones

August 15, 2016 |

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

Angela J. “Angel” Jones, 66, of Irwin, died August, 2016. She was born June 12, 1950 in Boston, MA, the daughter of the late Virginia (Darymple) Hanley. Angel graduated from Shadyside School of Nursing and was a retired registered nurse for UPMC Shadyside Hospital. She was good hearted and kind to everyone. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Surviving are her husband of thirty five years, Willie L. Jones; her daughter Rachel Carter; her grandchildren, Shyleea, Mya, Syiere, and Kira; her brother Robert Hanley; also nieces and nephews.

 
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Dorothy (Lauffer) Keifer Campbell

August 15, 2016 |

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

Dorothy (Lauffer) Keifer Campbell, 91, of West Mifflin and formerly of Glassport, passed away on Friday, August 12, 2016 in John J. Kane Regional McKeesport. A member of the Glassport Assembly of God, she was a former Sunday school teacher and past president of the women’s ministries. She was a past president of the Mary and Martha Joy Fellowship and a former member of Come Together in Jesus Name. 

 
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Elizabeth A. Mullen

August 14, 2016 |

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

Elizabeth A. Mullen, 97 of Monroeville died August 14, 2016.  She was born November 12, 1919 in Wall, daughter of the late Steven and Elizabeth Shinko Yusko.

 
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Lois M. Scott Jamison

August 14, 2016 |

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

Lois M. Scott Jamison, 97 of North Huntingdon passed away August 13 2016. She was born May 13,1919 in Carrick, PA., the daughter of the late Besse W. and N. Howard Scott. 

 
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Charmagne Sims

August 13, 2016 |

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

Charmagne Sims, 52 of Duquesne, Pennsylvania, transitioned August 9, 2016 in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital.

 
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Ethel Williams McKeithen

August 13, 2016 |

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

Ethel Williams McKeithen, 91 of Clairton, formerly of Swissvale, quietly on August 11, 2016 in Jefferson Regional Medical Center.

 
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John Bridges

August 13, 2016 |

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

John Bridges, age 47 of North Huntingdon died August 11, 2016 at his home.  Born January 25 1969 in Pittsburgh.  He was preceded in death by his parents  Joseph Bridges and Audrey Waldron Bridges and his sister Carol Magnus.

 
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David Iwinski

August 13, 2016 |

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

David Iwinski, age 78 of North Huntingdon died August 12, 2016 at Forbes Hospital, Monroeville. He was born July 11, 1938 in Pittsburgh, son of the late Thomas and Gladys Shuber Iwinski.

 
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Vernon C. “Buzzie” Scott Jr.

August 12, 2016 |

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

Vernon C. “Buzzie” Scott Jr., 63, of Penn Hills, died Friday August 5, 2016 at home. He was born January 23, 1953 in Wilkinsburg, a son of the late Vernon C. Sr. and Audrey L. (Harkins) Scott and was also preceded in death by siblings David Scott and Cynthia Johnson. He is survived by loving sisters and brother Susan J. Scott of Larimer, Rachel Smith of Franklin, and Jeffrey Scott and Karen Scott both of Chambersburg; his aunt Susan Smith of North Huntingdon; also many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins.

 
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Sandy Criscuolo

August 12, 2016 |

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

Sandy Criscuolo, age 71 of McKeesport, passed away on Thursday, August 11, 2016 at PinnacleHealth West Shore Hospital in Mechanicsburg. Born April 25, 1945 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late John and Martha (Holmes) Heath and loving wife of John Criscuolo for 54 years. Sandy was well known in the community as the deli manager at Marraccini Market, where she worked for 35 years until its closing. She later went on to work as a lunch aide at White Oak Elementary School. She was a member of St. Patrick Church in Christy Park, and dedicated her life to helping animals, especially her cherished new puppy, Teddy. Above all, Sandy found joy in spending time with her grandchildren, who were her pride and joy. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children; Pamela (Bob) Szajnuk of Enola, PA and Timothy (Michelle) Criscuolo of South Chesterfield, VA; grandchildren, David, Kimmi, Nicholas, Danielle and Matthew; and many nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Faye Tatters; brother-in-law, Richard Tatters and her beloved golden retriever, Precious. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Sunday, August 14, 2016 from 5-9 p.m. and Monday, August 15, 2016 from 6-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated, 10:00a.m., on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at St. Patrick Church in Christy Park.  Father Vince Velas will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to the White Oak Animal Safe Haven, 2295 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Andrew P. "Phil" Sobczak

August 12, 2016 |

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

 Andrew P. “Phil” Sobczak, age 57 of Port Vue, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, August 11, 2016 at his home. Born May 10, 1959 in McKeesport, he was the son of Raymond M. Sobczak and the late Mary E. (Chapaylo) Sobczak. Andrew was a graduate of Rosedale Technical Institute specializing in automotive mechanics and diesel technology. He was a certified PA state inspection mechanic currently working as an automotive fleet technician for Iron City Uniform Co. in Pittsburgh. He was a long time member of Corpus Christi Parish, formerly St. Mary Czestochowa Parish. In addition to his father, he is survived by his brother, Dennis R. (the late Lynn) Sobczak of Elizabeth; nieces and nephews; and great nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Saturday, August 13, 2016 from 6-9 p.m. and Sunday, August 14, 2016 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, August 15, 2016 at 10 a.m. at Corpus Christi Church. Father Steven M. Palsa will officiate. Burial will follow at New St. Joseph Cemetery. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Joan M. Ponsonby

August 12, 2016 |

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

Joan M. Ponsonby, age 71, of Port Vue, died August 9, 2016, at UPMC Presbyterian. Born March 6, 1945, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Marie (Hindman) Stolarz and the wife of Paul Ponsonby.
Joan was a former registered nurse at John J. Kane Regional Centers in Pittsburgh and McKeesport, Riverside Nursing Center and Woodwell Nursing Home in East Liberty.

 
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Webster L. Drummond

August 12, 2016 |

Published By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Webster L. Drummond, 92, died August 4, 2016. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Aug. 13 at Brown's Memorial Chapel, 704 N. Main St., Lawrenceville, Va.

 

Lois C. Wall

August 12, 2016 |

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

Lois C. Wall, 90, of Elizabeth Township, died Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at home. She was born August 4, 1926 in Glassport and was the daughter of the late Harry and Anna Roth. She was the wife of the late John W. Wall. Lois was a member of Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Greenock, Lifespan and the Clairton AARP. She was retired from the J.C. Penney Company. She is survived by her granddaughter, Kelly Stoffa of Elizabeth Township.

 
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Dr. Joseph Anthony Mollura

August 12, 2016 |

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

Dr. Joseph Anthony Mollura, “Dr. Joe”, 60, of Elizabeth Township, died Monday, August 8, 2016. He was born May 23, 1956 in Tuckahoe, NY, and was the son of the late Joseph and Lucille Mollura. Dr. Mollura grew up outside of New York City where he grew a love for the game of baseball and the New York Yankees. He studied Biology at Fordham University where he met his wife, Maria, and went on to pursue his career in medicine.

 
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Charles H. Stewart Jr.

August 11, 2016 |

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

Charles H. Stewart Jr, age 58, of West Newton, formerly of Dormont, passed away Thursday, August 11, 2016 at Excela Health Latrobe Hospital.

 
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George "Duko" Marochak

August 11, 2016 |

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

George "Duko" Marochak, 90, of Forward Twp., passed away on Wednesday, August 10, 2016  at Jefferson Hospital. He was a production line worker for Fisher Body in West Mifflin and a member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth Twp. A Marine veteran serving during World War II, he was a member of the American Legion Daniel Keffer Post 75 in Clairton.

 
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Linda Ann (Morgan) Gynn

August 10, 2016 |

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

Linda Ann (Morgan) Gynn, age 69, of North Versailles, passed away on Sunday, August 7, 2016. She was born May 12, 1947 in Braddock, the daughter of the Late Ralph W. and Marion R. (Lindsay) Morgan. She worked as a flight attendant for U.S. Air for over 25 years, and was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in North Versailles. She was very proud of her Scottish Heritage. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brother Ralph N. Morgan and his wife Judy Morgan.

 
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Rebecca J. (Merritt) Atkinson

August 10, 2016 |

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

Rebecca J. (Merritt) Atkinson, 41, of White Oak, died Wednesday August 3, 2016, at home. Daughter of Stephanie (Polka) Merritt; sister of Lucas J. Merritt (wife Keisha Lewis) and Alexander W. Bowland; aunt of L. J. Lewerrit. Rebecca loved animals and loved the beach, shopping, cooking, and gardening. She loved her family and friends, and was always there to help. She was a vibrant beautiful person. There will be no viewing.

 
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Walter J. Sedlock

August 09, 2016 |

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

Walter J. Sedlock, 88, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Sunday, August 7, 2016, at UPMC McKeesport. An  Army veteran of World War II, he was a cost accountant at GM Fisher Body Corp. in West Mifflin. He was a member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth Twp. and was very active in the church. He volunteered his time and service to the McKeesport Salvation Army. 

 
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Nikki Jane Hofmeister

August 09, 2016 |

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

Nikki Jane Hofmeister, 26, of West Elizabeth, passed away on Sunday, August 7, 2016. She was a bartender at Floreffe Hotel.

 
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Alice L. Hooke

August 08, 2016 |

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

Alice L. Hooke, age 88 of North Huntingdon passed away August 8, 2016 at UPMC East, Monroeville. She was born July 2, 1928 in Homestead, a daughter of the late Homer and Sylvia (Kinney) Loutsenhizer.

 
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Joseph J. Barnhart

August 08, 2016 |

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

Joseph J. Barnhart, 54, of Irwin, passed peacefully, Sunday August 7, 2016, at home with his loving wife, step daughter and grandson by his side. Joe was property director for the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh and enjoyed fishing, hunting, and riding his motorcycle.

 
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Frank J. Jerina

August 08, 2016 |

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

Frank J. Jerina, 83, of Irwin went to be with his Lord and Savior, Sunday August 7, 2016. He was born November 12, 1932 in Herminie, a son of the late Joseph and Frances (Vozel) Jerina and was also preceded in death by his wife Clara F. (Hopkinson) Jerina and siblings, Joseph and Donald Jerina, Fran Zunic, and Mary Wood. He was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, a retired engineer for Westinghouse Airbrake Co., Wilmerding, a member of Word of Life Ministries, Greensburg, and the VFW and the S.N.P.J. Lodge both of Herminie.

 
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Mary M. Mika

August 07, 2016 |

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

Mary M. Mika, age 93, of McKeesport, died on August 7, 2016 at UPMC McKeesport.  Born November 28, 1922 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Ignatius and Mary (Yasewich) Reznar, and the wife of the late Joseph S. Mika.  She is survived by her daughters, Donna J. (Cliff) Smith, of Castle Shannon, Mary V. (William) Marshall, of McKeesport, and Gloria A. Miller, of McKeesport; grandchildren; Kenneth and Richard Smith, Rachel and Mallory Marshall, and Trevor Miller; also survived by nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her son, Joseph S. Mika, Jr.; brothers, Stanley and Eddie Przybyla.  Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Wednesday from 4-8 p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, 10 a.m. at Corpus Christi Church.  Fr. Paul Voida will officiate.  Interment will follow at St. Mary Polish Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association 1100 Liberty Avenue, Ste. E-201, Pittsburgh, PA  15222.  Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Dennis Hearn

August 07, 2016 |

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

Dennis Hearn, 83, of Irwin, died Saturday August 6, 2016, at home. He was born May 13, 1933 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Dennis A. and Matilda (Lee) Hearn. Prior to retirement he was employed by Georgia Pacific. He was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. In addition to his parent he is preceded in death by his brother Earl Hearn and son in law Dan Jones.

 
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Helen E. (Morgan) Sabol

August 06, 2016 |

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

Helen E. (Morgan) Sabol, Age 77, of West Mifflin, suddenly fell asleep in the Lord at home on Friday, August 5, 2016. Born January 31, 1939, in Pittsburgh. She was the daughter of the late Frank and Marie (Neubauer) Morgan. Mrs. Sabol was a faithful member of SS. Peter & Paul Byzantine Catholic Church Duquesne, a retired customer service associate of the former Hills Department Store in West Mifflin and loved gardening.

 
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Gertrude M. Himich

August 05, 2016 |

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

Gertrude M. Himich, age 92 of McKeesport, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on August 5, 2016.  She was born on February 12, 1924 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Frank and Gertrude (Lewandowski) Kulczynski and the wife of the late Michael Himich.  Gertrude worked for Murphy’s Warehouse and the Carnegie Library of McKeesport.  She loved Polkas and most of all, spending time with her family.  She is survived by her sons, Dale (Debbie) and Michael (Carol) Himich; daughters, Barbara (Thomas) Kostovny, of West Mifflin and Susan (Thom) Himich; grandchildren, Shawn (Stacey), Christina, Diana, Christopher, Melissa, Amber (Steve), Michael, Daniel, and Joseph; great-grandson, Shawn, Jr., and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her son, David; granddaughter, April; brothers, Harry, Edward, Frank, Raymond and Donald; sister, Betty.  Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Sunday from 2-9 p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, 11 a.m., at Corpus Christi Church.  Fr. Steven Palka will officiate.  Interment will follow at St. Mary Polish Cemetery.  Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Gerald “Jerry” K. Madeira

August 05, 2016 |

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

Gerald “Jerry” K. Madeira, age 75, of Irwin, passed away Thursday, August 4, 2016. He was born January 26, 1941 in Grapeville, a son of the late Claude and Irene (Smith) Madeira. He retired after a long career as a truck driver and last drove for Hitman Transportation for over 17 years as an owner operator. He was a generous person that enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson and vacationing in Daytona, Florida.

 
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Verda Donaldson

August 05, 2016 |

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

Verda Donaldson, 91, formerly of Mt. Vernon, passed away at Friday, July 29, 2016 at Country Meadows of Leader Heights in York, Pennsylvania. She was born December 20, 1924 and was the daughter of the late Martin and Mary Alice Spiker Frederick. Verda was the widow of the late Kenneth Donaldson. She is survived by her two Daughters plus many Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren.

 
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Frank H. Topper

August 04, 2016 |

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

Frank H. Topper, age 62, of Avonmore, died Thursday, August 4, 2016.  He was born in Pittsburgh on August 6, 1953 and is the son of Helen Elizabeth (Limegrover) Gullion and the late Frank D. Topper.  He was employed at the Union Railroad until he retired.  He enjoyed farming at “Camp Pee in the Woods” and doting over his grandchildren.  He is survived by his son Fred (Beth) Topper of N. Huntingdon; daughter Shelley (Chris) Borcik of Lincoln Place; grandchildren, Brandon, Nathan, Jackson, Sara, and Lauren; brothers, David (Kathy) Topper of Level Green and the late Hayden (Kathleen) Topper of Turtle Creek; and sister, Anne (Fred) Berk of Denver, Co.

 
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Hector McLean

August 04, 2016 |

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

Hector McLean, 84, of McKeesport, Pennsylvania, quietly departed this life August 1, 2016 in Kane Regional Hospital.

 
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Long K. Sim

August 04, 2016 |

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

Long K. Sim, age 69, of Irwin, passed away Thursday, August 4, 2016 at Excela Health Westmoreland.

 
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Jarrod K. Zona

August 04, 2016 |

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

Jarrod K. Zona, age 27, of Herminie, passed away Monday, August 1, 2016 at Excela Health Westmoreland.

 
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Agnes S. Fitzpatrick

August 04, 2016 |

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

Agnes S. Fitzpatrick, age 89, of McKeesport, died Wednesday, August 3, 2016.  She was born in McKeesport on June 19, 1927 and is the daughter of the late John and Mary Goldie Sweenie and the wife of the late William P. Fitzpatrick.  She was employed at Edgar Thompson US Steel Plant, AAA Motor Club in McKeesport and then the Carnegie Library of McKeesport.

 
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Craig David Godula

August 03, 2016 |

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

Craig David Godula, 63, of North Versailles, died Wednesday, August 3, 2016. He was born June 29, 1953 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Steven and Esther Davis Godula. He is survived by his daughter, Jennifer (Samuel, Jr.) Trusso of North Versailles, nieces and nephews.

 
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Margaret Ann Patricia (Tatrai) Chorba

August 03, 2016 |

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

Margaret Ann Patricia Chorba, age 73 of White Oak and formerly of Versailles, passed away Tuesday, August 2, 2016 in HCR ManorCare - Monroeville.  Born June 5, 1943 in Daisytown, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Helen (Lexie) Tatrai.  Margaret worked as a retail associate for JC Penney's and Sears Co., loved to bowl, and will be remembered by her family as a strong and determined woman who loved her children, grandchildren, and great-granddaughter.

 
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Anna (Nana) Bozzi

August 03, 2016 |

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

Anna (Nana) Bozzi, 92, long time resident of Liberty Boro, Pennsylvania, recent resident of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, died peacefully on August 1, 2016 in her home in Baton Rouge.
Memorial services officiated by Father Daniel Straughn will be held at the Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum, Port Vue, Pennsylvania August 6, 2016 promptly at 3:00 pm, with a gathering afterwards (location to be announced). Family and friends are requested to meet at the mausoleum, and memorials may be sent to Willig Funeral Home & Crematory, McKeesport, Pa.

 
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Lawrence "Larry" Edward Bjornberg

August 02, 2016 |

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

Lawrence "Larry" Edward Bjornberg, 89, of Elizabeth Township, died Tuesday, August 2, 2016. He was born April 22, 1927 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Harry and Emma Gernhardt Bjornberg. He was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in McKeesport, White Oak American Legion Post 701, the Syria Shriners , Scottish Rite, Caravan No. 20, Tall Cedars of Lebanon Al-O-Mon Forrest 138, Masonic Veterans, Knights of Mecca Past Masters Club and the Duquesne-McKeesport F & AM Lodge # 731 where he was a Past Master. Larry was a WWII US Navy Veteran serving on board the USS Macon and was retired from US Steel Duquesne Works.

 
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Lois M. Brown

August 02, 2016 |

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

Lois M. Brown, age 94, of Port Vue, died July 31, 2016, at her home. Born June 30, 1922, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Henry N. and Margerite P. (Harker) Graff and the wife of the late Carl J. Brown.
Lois was a homemaker and 18 year employee of the former Clover Farm Grocery in Port Vue. She was a member of the former Methodist Church in Versailles.

 
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Robert Ray Jr.

August 02, 2016 |

Published By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Robert Ray Jr., age 22, died July 29, 2016. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Aug. 5, 2016 at Tunie Funeral Home, Inc., 218 E. 11th Ave., Homestead.

 
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Dominic Meddis

August 02, 2016 |

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

Dominic Meddis, 57, of Elizabeth Township, died Monday, August 1, 2016 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born January 9, 1959 in McKeesport and was the son of Angela Santacaterina Meddis of Versailles and the late Philip Meddis. Dominic was Director of Training for Valley Dairy Restaurants. He was very kind, patient and always filled the room with laughter.

 
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Evelyn Taksel

August 02, 2016 |

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

Evelyn Taksel, 94, of Freehold, NJ, formerly of McKeesport, died Sunday, July 31, 2016. She was born October 29, 1921 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Ann Harr Krause. She was the wife of the late Sam Taksel who died in 1981. She was a former member of Temple B'Nai Israel and was retired from the Dept. of Public Welfare in McKeesport. She is survived by her daughter, Susan (Robert) St. Lifer of Colts Neck, NJ, son, Ken Taksel of Pittsburgh, and grandchildren, Lillian, Sam (Anne) and Emily.

 
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Darlene J. Cseripko

August 02, 2016 |

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

Darlene J. Cseripko, 53, of Etna died July 28, 2016. She is the daughter of the late Charles and Mary (Doman) Kraus. She is survived by her husband Michael Cseripko; children Robin (Justin) Cseripko, Patrick Kerr and Thomas Kerr; sisters Linda Kraus, Rebecca Cale and Cheryl Kraus; brothers Charles Kraus and Jonathan Kraus; nephew Jadan Kraus; grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Faith Bible Baptist Church. Friends received Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne Thur. 2-4 and 6-8. A funeral service will be held Fri. 11am in the funeral home with Rev. LaPietra interment following McKeesport Versailles Cemetery.

 

Mary Ann Tassone

August 02, 2016 |

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

Mary Ann Tassone, age 55, of West Newton, formerly of Brentwood, was freed from her battle with cystic fibrosis on August 1, 2016 at UPMC Presbyterian. Born December 20, 1960 in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Dorothy (Stiles) Hoffman and proud wife of Larry Tassone for 28 years. Mary Ann was a certified esthetician, however her greatest joy was being a homemaker and mother. She was truly a "real life Betty Crocker", and will be remembered for her amazing cooking and baking. She also enjoying spending time fishing with her husband and feeding the bunnies that would visit her in her backyard. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughter, Lauren Marie Tassone, of home; siblings, Edward Hoffman, Patti Gilmore, Doris Papariella and Kathy Bryer; mother-in-law, Phyllis Tassone; father-in-law, Joseph Tassone; brother-in-law, Joseph Tassone; sister-in-law, Jennifer Lazaris; nephews, Josh, Jason, Shane and Cole Tassone; nieces, Kattie and Samantha Jones; and many other nieces, nephews and friends. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Darlene Hoffman; brother, Michael Hoffman; and her faithful dog, Lucky. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Thursday, August 4, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, August 5, 2016 at 11 a.m. at St. Angela Merici Church. Father Kevin Dominic will officiate. Memorial donations are suggested to support the Tassone Family at www.gofundme.com/2h9788s. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Helen E. White

August 02, 2016 |

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

Helen E. White, age 99, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, August 1, 2016 at Golden Heights, Irwin. She was born January 24, 1917 in Wilkinsburg, PA, a daughter of the late Howard H. and Frances L. Potter Pfeil.

 
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Lloyd C. Palmer

August 01, 2016 |

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

Lloyd C. Palmer, age 62 of West Mifflin, passed away at home on Sunday, July 31, 2016.  Born May 24, 1954 in Washington, DC, he is a son of Margaret (stepfather Franklin) (Frazier) Palmer Cauley of Pembroke, VA and, his father, the late Boyd Palmer.

 
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Sylvia "Peachie" (Williams) Pearsol

August 01, 2016 |

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

Sylvia "Peachie" Pearsol, 68, of West Elizabeth, passed away on Monday, August 1, 2016 at home. A former councilwoman of West Elizabeth, she was a homemaker, a former employee at Jefferson Hospital, a member of Olivet United Presbyterian Church in West Elizabeth, and a member of the Floreffe Fire Department's Ladies Auxiliary.

 
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Mark Ellis, Jr.

August 01, 2016 |

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

Mark Ellis, Jr., 34 years old of Brockton, Massachusetts, departed this life July 25, 2016 at Home.

 
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Thomas A. Hoskins

August 01, 2016 |

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

Thomas A. Hoskins, 88, of Pittston, formerly of Lincoln Borough, passed away on Sunday, July 31, 2016 at Golden Living Center. He was a steelworker for U.S. Steel, Clairton Works.

 
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Kathy Denise Settelmaier

August 01, 2016 |

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

Kathy Denise Settelmaier, age 58, of Elrama, PA, passed away on Friday, July 29, 2016 in Jefferson Hospital. She was a former Teacher's Aide with Room to Grow at the South Park YMCA and was also an employee of the former Murphys and Ames in West Mifflin. She was a member of the Elizabeth Wesleyan Church in Elizabeth and she enjoyed rooting for all of the Pittsburgh sport teams. 

 
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