Elizabeth Oris

November 30, 2016 |

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

Elizabeth Oris, age 100 of Lake St. Louis, Missouri, formerly of 10th Ward McKeesport, died on Tuesday, November 29, 2016. 

 
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Betty N. (Painter) Hohman

November 30, 2016 |

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

Betty N. (Painter) Hohman, age 92, of Irwin, passed away on Sunday, November 27, 2016. She was born October 25, 1924 in Paintertown, a daughter of the late Elmer Lewis and Eva (Pringle) Painter. She was a long time member of the Paintertown Lutheran Church. She was a waitress for over 18 years at the Colonial Grill in Irwin. She was an avid golfer and loved watching her grandkids participate in sporting events.
 
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Derek James Hill

November 30, 2016 |

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

Derek James Hill, of McKeesport, was born Oct. 29,1986, and passed, Nov. 27, 2016. He was 30 years old. Derek was the son of Janice (Halaszynski) Rojas and stepson of Daniel Rojas.
Derek enjoyed hunting and fishing. More than anything else, he loved spending time with his family. Derek was a humble person who cared deeply about helping others. He often spoke at NA meetings in an effort to save people from the pain he knew too well from his own life experiences.

 
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Robert "Pince" Pasinski

November 29, 2016 |

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

ROBERT E. "PINCE" PASINSKI, 81, of Glassport, died Nov. 26, 2016.  He is the son of the late Edward and Julie Pasinski.  He is survived by his beloved wife, Anna (Smerecky) Pasinski; daughter Lynn Lehner and her husband Mark of Dallas, TX; also grandchildren and great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his son Christopher Pasinski.

 
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Marissa Ann Shipley

November 29, 2016 |

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

Marissa Ann Shipley, age 31, of Greensburg, passed away Sunday, November 27, 2016. She was born January 5, 1985 in Greensburg, a daughter of Raymond Shipley and Linda Keenan. She was preceded in death by the father of her children Mike Villi; maternal grandparents Reid and JoAnne Keenan and paternal grandfather Alvin Shipley.
 
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James "Hooker" Velmer Walker

November 29, 2016 |

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

James "Hooker" Velmer Walker, 74, of White Oak, died Saturday, November 26, 2016. He was born September 2, 1942 in Homer City and was the son of the late James Wilson Walker and the late Dorothy Marie Kinder Walker. James was in the car business for 58 years and was the proprietor of Walker Used Cars in McKeesport. He had previously worked for the former H.F. Clark Motors. Hooker had an extreme love for his cars and car racing.

 
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Mark A. Fazek

November 29, 2016 |

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

Mark A. Fazek, known as "Bear" to his family and close inner circle of friends, passed away Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. He was born June 23, 1957, to the late Ruth M. (Bates) and Marine Corps Cpl. Albert M. Fazek. He grew up in White Oak and then resided in McKeesport. He is survived by son, Justin J. Fazek; and daughter, Jessica (Army Sgt. Paul) Kustra; grandchildren, Justin, Dominic, Haylee and Jordan (whom he lovingly referred to as "Bubbalou"; sister, Mary Elizabeth Fazek (Matthew) Shaffer; and nephew, Joshua.

 
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John Ludwick

November 29, 2016 |

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John Ludwick, age 89 of White Oak, died November 28, 2016. He was born in McKeesport July 11, 1927, the son of the late John and Mary (Kasper) Ludwick.

 
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Gerard S. "Jerry" Lucarelli

November 29, 2016 |

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

Gerard S. "Jerry" Lucarelli, age 74 of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Monday, November 28, 2016 in Jefferson Hospital.  Born December 6, 1941 in Pittsburgh, he was a son of the late Louis and Harriet (Novak) Lucarelli.

 
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Phillip E. Clifford

November 29, 2016 |

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

Phillip E. Clifford, “Moose”, 80 of Clairton, Pennsylvania, peacefully Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016 in AHN Jefferson Regional Medical Center.

 
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William T. Martin

November 29, 2016 |

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

William T. Martin, 78 of McKeesport, peacefully on Friday, Nov. 25, 2016 at home.

 
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Phyllis J. Saxberg Morgan

November 29, 2016 |

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

Phyllis J. Saxberg Morgan, 76, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, November 28, 2016 at her home.

 
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Frank Knezovich

November 28, 2016 |

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Frank Knezovich, age 92, of Elizabeth, passed away on Sunday, November 27, 2016 at Riverside Care Center. He was a retired steelworker for J & L Steel in Floreffe. He was a member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth and an Army veteran serving during World War II.

 
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Gertrude C. Buchleitner

November 28, 2016 |

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

GERTRUDE C. BUCHLEITNER, 99, of Duquesne, died Nov. 26, 2016.  She is the daughter of the late Frank and Cecilia (Schultz) Snyder.  Wife of the late Eugene C. Buchleitner.  She is survived by her son Eugene (Sally) Buchleitner of Elizabeth and nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her son James Buchleitner and brother Frank Snyder.  Gert was a member of St. Joseph Church and worked at the Canopy in McKeesport.  Friends received Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne, Wed. 10:00 am till 11:00 am at which time a funeral mass will be held at St. Joseph Church with Rev. Tom Lewandowski.  Interment following St. Joseph Cemetery

 

Eileen A. Donnelly

November 28, 2016 |

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

Eileen A. Donnelly, age 88 and formerly of McKeesport, passed away on Sunday, November 27, 2016 at her home.  Born March 24, 1928 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late John Francis Lewis and Catherine (Burns) Lewis.

 
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Barbara A. (Hoak) Seighman

November 27, 2016 |

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

Barbara A. (Hoak) Seighman, age 71, of Forward Twp. and formerly of Elizabeth, passed away on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at home. She was a retired clerk with the Allegheny County Elections Department. 

 
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Margaret E. Costa

November 26, 2016 |

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

Margaret E. Costa, age 78, of Port Vue, died November 25, 2016, at the Riverside Care center. Born September 6, 1938, in Trafford, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Margaret (Butcher) Bartakovich and the wife of the late Carmen Costa, Sr.
Margaret was retired from Macy’s Department Store, where she was a sales associate and she also worked as a nanny for many years. Her greatest love was caring for her family and all the children in her life. She was a member of the St. Mark Parish, Port Vue Woman’s club and the Port Vue Seniors. She enjoyed trips to the beach with her family and was best known for preparing magnificent family meals.

 
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Donald Hodge

November 26, 2016 |

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

Donald Hodge, age 81, of Versailles Borough, died Nov. 23, 2016, at Allegheny Health Network Healthcare At Home & Inpatient Hospice at West Penn Hospital. Born May 10, 1935, in Mifflin Twp., he was the son of the late Elmer and Sarah (Shaffer) Hodge and the husband of Lucille (Salvi) Hodge. They were married for over 61 years.

 
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George A. "Tookie" Zalac

November 26, 2016 |

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

George A. "Tookie" Zalac, 87, of Glassport died November 25, 2016. He is the son of the late Vincent and Frances (Puskar) Zalac. He is survived by a son, Gregory Zalac; grandchildren Brandon, Chrissy, Ashley, and Karlie; also nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by sisters Veronica Kolic, Mildred Luketic, Helen Lazar, Dorothy Zalac, and Mary Ann Lesko, and brothers Louis, John, Frank, and Joseph Zalac. George was a member of Queen of the Rosary Parish and served in the U.S. Army WWII. Friends received Sunday 2-4 and 6-8 Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport. A funeral mass will be held Monday 10am at Queen of the Rosary Parish with Rev. Miroslaus Wojcicki.

 

Raymond Lee Radford

November 26, 2016 |

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

Raymond Lee Radford, age 78, of North Huntingdon, passed away Saturday, November 26, 2016 at Transitions Healthcare, North Huntingdon.

 
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Gordon Leroy Freer

November 25, 2016 |

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

Gordon Leroy Freer, 89, died Friday, November 25, 2016 after a long struggle with cancer.  Born May 24,1927, he was son of the late Lucius and Rena Mae Moore of Smethport, PA.

 
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Elmer G. "Boots" Kiraly

November 25, 2016 |

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Elmer G. “Boots” Kiraly, age 71 of Port Vue, died on Friday, November 25, 2016.  He was born in Hays on Dec. 6, 1944 and is the son of the late Elmer J. and Eleanor Kramer Kiraly.  He was employed at Copperweld in Glassport until he retired.  Elmer was a former volunteer fireman for Port Vue and was a co-founder of “Gerela’s Gorillas.”  He was very devoted to his daughters and grandchildren.

 
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William "Bill" Liptak

November 25, 2016 |

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

 
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Paul G. Wysni

November 25, 2016 |

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

Paul G. Wysni, age 92 of Elizabeth Twp. and formerly of Liberty Borough, passed away on Thursday, November 24, 2016 in Mt. Vernon of Elizabeth.  Born March 31, 1924 in Oceola Mills, he was a son of the late George Wysni and Anna (Hallas) Wysni Miklosko.

 
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Todd Thomas Cook

November 24, 2016 |

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

Todd Thomas Cook, age 41, passed away sadly on Saturday, November 19th, 2016, in McKeesport. Born July 21, 1975, in McKeesport, he was the beloved son of John A. and Charmaine (Arvin) Cook.
Todd attended McKeesport High School and worked in interior construction for Top Notch Installations. He was a perfectionist on any job he tackled. There wasn’t anything Todd couldn’t build or fix. He liked to deer hunt, fish and would lend a hand to anyone who needed him.

 
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Frances Ruth Garrison

November 24, 2016 |

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

Frances Ruth Garrison, age 90, of Glassport, died November 15, 2016 at home. Born January 23, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Beacher and Vallie (Knox) Younkin and the wife of the late James A. Garrison.
Frances was a practicing Jehovah Witness and a homemaker. Frances was most famous for her spaghetti sauce and chicken noodle soup.
She is survived by son, William J. (Joanne) Garrison of Harrison City; daughter, Dorothy Nehila of Glassport; ten grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren; uncle, Merle Knox of Berlin, PA; nieces and nephews.

 
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Lorraine E. “Lee” (Dudley) Loeffler

November 24, 2016 |

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

Lorraine E. “Lee” (Dudley) Loeffler, 88, of North Huntingdon, died November 23, 2016. She was born June 6, 1928 in Irwin, a daughter of the late Samuel F. and Bessie (Rak) Dudley and was also preceded in death by her husband George W. Loeffler Jr., and siblings Wilbur S. “Bud” Dudley and Doris McCracken. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Irwin, where she served as an elder, deacon, choir member, and was active with the Women’s Association.
 
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Dolores S. Guarino Valesky

November 24, 2016 |

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

Dolores S. Guarino Valesky, 89 of North Huntingdon passed away November 24, 2016. She was born May 11, 1927 in Greensburg, PA.

 
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Sharon G. Ruzzi

November 24, 2016 |

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

Sharon G. Ruzzi, age 60 of Irwin died November 23, 2016 at her home. She was born October 1, 1956 in Jeannette, Pa., a daughter of the late George and Joan Zetter Blair.

 
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Ronald Wayne Thoma

November 24, 2016 |

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

Ronald Wayne Thoma, age 56 of Larimer, Pa died November 23, 2016 at UPMC Mckeesport Hospital. He was born February 4, 1960 in Jeannette, Pa.

 
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Lois Marie Akerberg

November 23, 2016 |

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

Lois Marie Akerberg, age 95 of White Oak, passed away November 22, 2016 at Riverside Care Center. Born January 21, 1921 in Punxsutawney, she was the daughter of the late John Henry and Florence (Wallace) Nelson, and loving wife of the late Ralph Carl Akerberg.  Lois was a graduate of the McKeesport Hospital School of Nursing. She worked as a registered nurse for McKeesport Hospital, and also for various hospitals in New England while her husband served in the military. She was a longtime member of the First Evangelical Free Church in McKeesport, where she was involved in many church groups, enjoyed singing in the choir, and was a Sunday school teacher for several years. Along with being active within the church, she enjoyed spending her free time reading and tending to her home. She is survived by children, Sheryle (the late William) Guy of McKeesport, Denise (Bennett) Berarducci of Bradenton, FL, and Janell (Kenneth) Anderson of Greensburg; grandchildren, Kimberly (Jason) Bortz, Rebecca (Andre) Rothfuss, Melissa (Joseph) Bosetti, Jennifer Chapman, Dr. Amber (Benjamin) Stephens, and Dr. Crystal Berarducci; great-grandchildren, Ava Bosetti, Mia Bosetti, Maya Rothfuss, Tucker Stephens, Olivia Bortz, and Elena Rothfuss; siblings, Norma Nelson of Grays Lake, IL and Wayne (Gerry) Nelson of Elizabeth Twp., and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her brother, Glenn Nelson. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Sunday, November 27, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Monday, November 28, 2016 at the First Evangelical Free Church at 10 a.m. Pastor Kirk Albrecht and Pastor Jack Kelly will officiate. Entombment will follow at McKeesport-Versailles Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to the First Evangelical Free Church. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Robert Lee "Sonny" Warman, Sr.

November 23, 2016 |

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

Robert Lee “Sonny” Warman, Sr., age 75 of McKeesport, died on Wednesday, November 23, 2016.

 
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Penelope O. Washington Salih

November 23, 2016 |

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

Penelope O. Washington Salih, 79, of McKeesport, peacefully Friday, November 18, 2016 in Riverside Care Center.

 
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Edward Prihode

November 22, 2016 |

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

Edward P. Prihode, age 81, of McKeesport, died Monday, November 21, 2016.

 
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Joseph E. Blamick

November 22, 2016 |

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

Joseph E. Blamick, 89, of North Huntingdon, died Tuesday, November 22, 2016. He was born July 12, 1927 in Port Vue and was the son of the late Charles James and Hilda Marie Johnson Blamick. He was a member of the Norwin Christian Church, Duquesne - McKeesport Lodge # 731 F & AM, Zerubbabel-Duquesne Royal Arch Chapter No. 162, and was also a 50 year member of the Pittsburgh Commandery No. 1 Knights Templar. He was a member of the former McKeesport Lodge # 641 F & AM.

 
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Colleen A. McCormley

November 22, 2016 |

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

Colleen A. McCormley, age 58 of Clairton, passed away in her home on Monday, November 21, 2016.  Born May 5, 1958 in McKeesport, she is a daughter of William M. (Marilyn) McCormley of Elizabeth Twp. and the late Catherine L. (Kennet) McCormley who passed away August 12, 2002. 

 
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Terry Lynn Barlak

November 22, 2016 |

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

Terry Lynn Barlak, 65, of Monroeville, died Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at UPMC East, Monroeville.  A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, she received her master’s degree from Chatham University, and was retired as director of Children and Youth Services for Allegheny County.  Daughter of the late Adolph and Marion Jacobs Markowitz, she is survived by her husband, Kevin Barlak; son, Michael Barlak of Monroeville; daughter, Sara Papachristou of Hampton Township; 3 grandchildren; and sister, Daryl Marks of the North Hills.  She was preceded in death by her sister, Cynthia Mayer.  A graveside service will be held Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at 3:00 PM in the New Gemilas Chesed Cemetery, Upper Heckman Road, White Oak, PA  15131.  Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 is in charge of arrangements.

 

Don A. Nolder

November 21, 2016 |

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

DON A. NOLDER, 85 of Glassport died Nov. 20, 2016.  He is the son of the late Howard and Jean (Abels) Nolder.  Don proudly served his Country in the US Army during the Korean War. He is survived by his daughters Vickie (John) Finch of Glassport and Kimberly Susan Nolder of McKeesport; son Jeffrey (Regina) Nolder of Whittier CA; grandchildren Jacob (Amanda) Skiffington of Monroeville, Courtney (Christopher) Perez of Bethel Park, Joshua and Cari Skiffington of Glassport and Kellie Skiffington of South Park; beloved great grandson Levi; brother Howard (Sally) Nolder of White Oak; also nieces and nephews.

 
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Jason William “Coop” Cooper

November 21, 2016 |

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

Jason William “Coop” Cooper, 38, of Larimer, died Friday November 18, 2016. He was born September 7, 1978 in Jeannette, a son of Laurie Lynn Cooper of Trafford and the late Jeffrey Lee Dominy. Jason loved playing football and deck hockey and was a Steelers and Penguins fan. He was a former employee of the Port Authority of Allegheny County.
 
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Donna L. Fawcett

November 21, 2016 |

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

Donna L. Fawcett, 78, of Irwin, passed away Sunday, November 20, 2016 at her home.  She was born July 3, 1938 in Madison, PA, a daughter of the late Paul and Blanche Eisaman Miller.

 
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Jewel Janci

November 20, 2016 |

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

Jewel Janci, 90 of North Huntingdon died November 20, 2016 at The Donnell House in Washington PA.  She was born August 23, 1926 daughter of the late Andrew and Josephine Rosevitek.

 
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Charles R. Barnes

November 20, 2016 |

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

Charles R. Barnes, age 72, of McKeesport, passed away on Thursday, November 10, 2016.  Charles, the son of Charles and Carolyn Davis Barnes, was born in McKeesport on March 12, 1944. Charles was a 1962 graduate of McKeesport Area High School.  He served four years in the United States Air Force, and was an active member of the White Oak American Legion Post 701.  He was retired from R&R Vending Co.  When he was not repairing a jukebox or a video game, he could be found on the golf course, which was one of his favorite pastimes.  He also enjoyed baking the area's best cheesecakes and desserts.   He is survived by his loving wife, Marlene Douglas Barnes and sons, Darren (Angie) and Danny (Andrea).  He is also survived by his sisters, Carol Ann DeLullo of Virginia, Patricia Deak of Versailles Borough, Linda Barnes of McKeesport, and many nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will take place on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 10:30 am at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory, 2703 O'Neil Boulevard, McKeesport, PA 15132. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (www.michaeljfox.org/get-involved/donation2.php?pg=tribute) or to a charity of your choice.  Online condolences to his family may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Walter H. Miller

November 20, 2016 |

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

Walter H. Miller age 95 of White Oak passed peacefully on Saturday November 19, 2016. He was born on September 1, 1921 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Peter and Rose Leibold Miller. He was preceded in death by his wife, the late Geraldine R. Geyer Miller. Mr. Miller is survived by his daughters Christine (William) Carney of Elizabeth Twp. and Suzanne Gadelmeyer of New Castle, grandchildren; Peter (April) Fedor IV, Erica Gadelmeyer, Heidi (Adam) Gadelmeyer, Frederick Gadelmeyer and Michael Carney and great granddaughter Paisley Fedor.

 
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John A. "Bud" Menzie

November 18, 2016 |

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

John A.  "Bud" Menzie, age 94 of North Versailles, passed away Thursday, November 17, 2016 at Beacon Ridge in Indiana, PA. Born March 16, 1922 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late John B. and LaDean (Knight) Menzie, and loving husband of the late Thelma (Lytle) Menzie. Following high school, John began working as an electrician for National Tube Works until he joined the US Army, having honorably served during WWII as a paratrooper. He later went on to work for his father's dairy business, Menzie Dairy Co. in McKeesport, having retired after many years of dedicated service. Bud attended the McKeesport Alliance Church where he enjoyed being a member of the Keenagers and the church choir. He also devoted his free time volunteering for the church food bank for many years. Some of his favorite times where spent in his trailer going on road trips across the states and spending time in the woods camping. He was affectionately referred to as the "neighborhood handy-man", getting frequent calls to fix friends electrical work and lamps, or as he would say, "tinker" with them. Bud will be missed for his jokester personality, and always knowing how to put you in a good mood. John is survived by his grandson, Stephen John (Maria) Lowman of Indiana, PA; great-grandsons, Micah and Jonah Lowman; and many nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Margaret "Peggy" Lowman; son, Ronald Menzie; and siblings, Lois Menzie, Ruth Gross, William Menzie and Glenn Menzie. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Pastor Marty Smith will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to the Great Commission Fund, Payable to The Christian Missionary Alliance, Attn: Office of Donor Accounting, 8595 Explorer Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80920. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Melvin Trkula

November 18, 2016 |

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

Melvin Trkula, age 83, of McKeesport, died peacefully surrounded by his loving familly on Nov. 17, 2016.

 
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Carl R. Zappa, Jr.

November 18, 2016 |

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

Carl Reynold Zappa Jr., 62, of Liberty Borough, passed away on November 17, 2016.

 
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Edith C. Shaffer

November 18, 2016 |

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

Edith C. Shaffer, age 92 of Elizabeth Twp., passed away peacefully and surrounded by her family on Friday, November 18, 2016 in Mt. Vernon of Elizabeth, joining her husband in the presence of the Lord.  Born February 16, 1924 in McKeesport, she was the only child of the late Charles and Caroline Baker.

 
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Rose Marie "Roe" Kuseck

November 18, 2016 |

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Rose Marie "Roe" Kuseck, age 94 and born in Monessen December 10, 1921 and formerly of Elizabeth Twp., passed away November 17, 2016.  She was the daughter of the late Rose Rose and Matthew Chuk and the wife of the late Joseph J. Kuseck.

 
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Daniel F. Natale

November 18, 2016 |

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

Daniel F. Natale Sr., age 90, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, November 18, 2016 at Forbes Regional Hospital.

 
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Loretta Eva (Lesher) Boyles

November 18, 2016 |

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

Loretta Eva (Lesher) Boyles, age 94, of Honea Path, SC, formerly of North Versailles, PA, peacefully passed away in her daughter’s home on Monday, November 14, 2016. She was born July 15, 1922 in Pittsburgh, PA. She was the daughter of the late William Henry Romburger Lesher and Eva Minerva (Peifer) Lesher. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of over 55 years Vernon Middaugh Boyles. She is survived by 4 children, 9 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.
 
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Martha "Jean" Bridges

November 18, 2016 |

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

Martha “Jean” Bridges of Arvada, CO, formerly of Dravosburg, passed peacefully into eternal rest on Nov. 12, 2016 at the age of 91, and she will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

 
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Christa Kate Westerberg

November 18, 2016 |

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

Christa Kate Westerberg, 75, of North Huntingdon, died Wednesday, November 16, 2016. She was born December 17, 1940 in Bremerhaven, Germany and was the daughter of the late Wilhelm and Anna Minnermann Schmonsees. She was wife of the late Brent Arthur Westerberg who died August 4, 1999. Christa was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in White Oak and was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels in White Oak and the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank in Duquesne. She was a school bus driver for Queen of Angels School and retired after 20 years of service.

 
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Mary Jane “MJ” (Totin) Popojas

November 18, 2016 |

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

Mary Jane “MJ” (Totin) Popojas, 59, of McKeesport, died Monday, November 14, 2016. She was born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania on February 13, 1957 to Arlene and Ernest Totin. She lived in Coulter with her husband, Jeffrey Popojas, where they provided a loving and caring home for the many animals they raised. Their greatest joy came from raising Staffordshire Terriers for over 35 years as prominent members of the Amstaff community. Through her work with Amstaff, MJ made countless friends through a common bond over the humane and compassionate treatment of animals.

 
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C. Louise (Pascoe) Spivak

November 18, 2016 |

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

On June 4, 1925, a little girl, Cynthia Louise was born to Edwin and Lillian Pascoe of Calamity Hollow. She joined 3 brothers and 5 sisters; Robert, Melvina, Harold, Vernon, Marybelle, Alice, Ruth and Margaret.  Louise graduated from Clairton High in 1943, the first of the family to do so.  She was offered a scholarship to the University of Pittsburgh, but it was during war time and the family needed her to work.  Louise worked at the Clairton Mill first as an inspector in the 40 inch mill then doing the payroll.

 
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Charles Westbrooks

November 18, 2016 |

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

Charles Westbrooks, 54, of Clairton, Pennsylvania, departed this Earth November 13, 2016 at home.

 
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James Edmond Hudson

November 17, 2016 |

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

James Edmond Hudson, departed this life Monday, October 31, 2016 in Pittsburgh.

 
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Herbert C. Corletti

November 17, 2016 |

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

Herbert C. Corletti, Sr., age 92 of Glassport, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 with his family by his side.  He was born in Wilmerding on May 24, 1924 and was the son of the late Nick and Stella Kazamrous Corletti and the husband of the late Betty Salvador Corletti.

 
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John L. Ohrman

November 17, 2016 |

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John L. Ohrman, 90, of North Charleroi, died on November 16, 2016.  Born on November 26, 1925, he was the son of the late Axel and Catherine (Weaver) Ohrman.  He was a retired field engineer and technical writer, most recently from Westinghouse, and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during World War II.  He was a graduate of McKeesport High School in 1943, and was a member of the Charleroi Legion Post 22, and a Past-President of the Charleroi French Club.

 
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Zella Mae Chapman

November 16, 2016 |

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

Zella Mae Chapman, 85, of Clairton, Pennsylvania, quietly departed this life November 14, 2016 in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital. She was born June 26, 1931 in Memphis, TN, daughter of the late Jim Thomas and Ada "Elnora" Flynn. Zella was a former member of Brown's Chapel, Memphis, TN. She was the proprietor of Moody’s House Daycare. Survivors include daughters, Sheila Williams of Clairton, PA, Bernice Williams of Detroit, MI; grandchildren, Herman (Kandi Cutrell) Burton, Treshawn Williams, Antonia Nicosia all of Westland, MI, Keesha Williams of Detroit, MI, Saleena Williams, Devonte Williams, Breonna Williams, D’Arthur, Williams all of Clairton; six great-grandchildren; dear friend, Etta Spight, nieces, nephews, cousins, and many loving friends. Services will be held Thursday at 11:00 p.m. at Round Hill Cemetery with Rev. Gloria Ruffing officiating. Arrangements entrusted to the Robert A. Waters Funeral Home, Inc., Clairton, PA.

 
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John C. “Chick” Schweinberg

November 16, 2016 |

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

John C. “Chick” Schweinberg, 80, of Irwin, died Sunday November 13, 2016, in Excela Westmoreland Hospital. He was a born August 6, 1936 in Homestead, a son of the late John C. and Catherine (Welsh) Schweinberg and was also preceded in death by his wife of over fifty years, Margaret “Peg” Schweinberg, on April 18, 2016, and a sister Mary Elizabeth Schweinberg Miller and her husband Alan Miller.
 
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Michael G. Ball

November 16, 2016 |

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

Michael G. Ball, age 60, of Irwin, passed away Sunday November 13, 2016. He was born June 17, 1956 in New Haven, Connecticut, a son of the late Melville and Louise (Gilmore) Ball. He worked for Westinghouse for over 35 years in many different roles. He is survived by his wife of over 28 years Rita Sicari; son Alex Ball; daughter Ava Ball; brother Jeffrey (Mary) Ball; and sisiters Nancy Ball and Janet (Todd) Tallon.
 
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Dorothy F. Giles

November 15, 2016 |

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

Dorothy F. Giles, age 85, of North Versailles, died November 13, 2016, at home. Born July 22, 1931 in Brooklyn, New York, she was the daughter of the late Julius and Frances (Mish) Zoller and the wife of the late George Giles.
Dorothy had retired as a sales clerk from Cooper’s Animal Supply. She attended the Prayer Time Cathedral in White Oak. Dorothy loved going to the casino, playing the lottery, shopping and dinners out.

 
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Anna (Lemak) Warhola

November 15, 2016 |

Published By Elmer L Herman Funeral Home | Posted in: Elmer L. Herman Funeral Home

Anna (Lemak) Warhola of West Homestead on Saturday Nov 12, 2016.    
 
Anna Warhola was a unique individual who accomplished much in her rich life of 92 years. Born in Jamestown, New York in 1924 to the late George and Ann Lemak, she was the first of six children who were born in Pittsburgh in the Greenfield area. Being the oldest child, she had the most responsibility to take care of all of her siblings and at the same time start work outside of the house to help pay expenses. It was the Great Depression so cleaning houses for a dollar was good solid work.

 
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Lucille M. Joki

November 14, 2016 |

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

Lucille M. Joki, age 90, formerly of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at Southwestern Assisted Care Residence. She was a member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth Twp. and  a former waitress for Pancake Parlor in Overbrook.

 
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Jacqualine “Jackie” C. (Pinskey) Helkowski

November 14, 2016 |

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

Jacqualine “Jackie” C. (Pinskey) Helkowski, age 70, of Irwin, passed away Sunday, November 13, 2016. She was born August 11, 1946 in Everson, a daughter of the late Joseph and Cecilia (Lubieniecki) Pinskey. She was a long time member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Irwin and was part of the Christian Mothers Group. She worked for over 20 years as a teller for a few different banks in the Irwin area, and volunteered at the Norwin Library.
 
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Terry A. Meigs

November 14, 2016 |

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

Terry A. Meigs, age 70 of Jefferson Hills, passed away at home on Sunday, November 13, 2016.  Born March 14, 1946 in Braddock, he was a son of the late James R. and Dorothy (Perin) Meigs.  A retired Dietary Manager for Five Star Quality Care's Overlook Green Assisted Living Center who also drove school buses for Matthews Bus Co., Terry was a parishioner of St. Clare of Assisi Parish and a US Navy Veteran of the Vietnam War.

 
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David E. Liska

November 14, 2016 |

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

David E. Liska, age 76, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Saturday, November 12, 2016  at Jefferson Hospital. He was a bobcat operator for Tube City Iron and Metal in West Mifflin and retired after 33 years of service. 

 
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Stephanie Rose Cawley

November 14, 2016 |

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

Stephanie Rose Cawley, 76, of Farmington, formerly of Duquesne, passed away on Monday, November 14, 2016 at Senior Care Plaza in McKeesport.  She was born October 14, 1940 in Duquesne to the late Thomas and Mary Danko Valiknac.

 
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Benjamin D.R. Pasqualle

November 14, 2016 |

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

Benjamin D.R. Pasqualle, 26 of Monessen, formerly of Webster, passed away at home on Sunday, November 13, 2016.  He was born September 5, 1990 in McKeesport to Richard B. and Ruth A. Burkhardt Pasqualle.

 
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Edward Ratesic

November 13, 2016 |

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

Edward Ratesic, age 83 of McKeesport, passed away on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at Concordia of Monroeville. Born January 17, 1933 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Valent and Mary (Lakovic) Ratesic and loving husband of Margaret Marie (Walker) Ratesic for 61 years. Following high school, Edward began working for US Steel National Tube Works as a millwright. He later served as the financial secretary and retired from US Steel as the Vice President of the National Tube Local Union 1408 after more than 35 years of service. In his free time, he was active in numerous clubs and organizations, including the 11th Ward Club in Christy Park where he enjoyed playing cards with his fellow members. He also devoted his time as a baseball coach for the McKeesport Pony League, and was an avid bowler, belonging to many leagues over the years. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Edward R. (Cynthia) Ratesic of South Park, Daniel (Laurie) Ratesic of Monroeville and Wayne M. (Katie) Ratesic of Plum Boro.; grandchildren, Brittany Ratesic, Kelsey (Ben) Wardrop, Lindsay Ratesic, Abigail (Christopher) Thompson, Jamie Ratesic and Mallory Ratesic; great-grandson, C.J. Thompson; sisters, Helen Moss and Mildred Osika; and many nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, George and John Ratesic and sisters, Mary Figel and Margaret Tomco. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 10 a.m. at Corpus Christi Church. Father Steven Palsa will officiate. Entombment will follow at New St. Joseph Cemetery. Memorial donations are suggested to the Parkinson Foundation of Western Pennsylvania, 575 Lincoln Avenue, Bellevue, PA 15202. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Matthew D. Mackey

November 13, 2016 |

Published By Elmer L Herman Funeral Home | Posted in: Elmer L. Herman Funeral Home

Matthew D. Mackey, age 43, of McKeesport, on Monday, November 7, 2016 went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Born February 26 1973 at McKeesport Hospital, he was the son of Valerie Swoger and stepson of the late William J. Swoger. He leaves behind his sister Amanda and his little buddy Brian, his nephew whom he loved dearly.

 
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William “Bill” M. Cipkala

November 12, 2016 |

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

William “Bill” M. Cipkala, age 59, of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday, November 10, 2016. He was born October 29, 1957 in Homestead, the son of the Late William G. and Martha (Seals) Cipkala. He is survived by his wife of over 30 years Yu I “Jennifer” (Lin) Cipkala and sister Janice Rosenberg of Harrisburg.
 
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Kyle Petty

November 12, 2016 |

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

Kyle Petty, age 21, of McKeesport, died Nov. 8th, 2106, at UPMC Mercy. Born Aug. 3, 1995, in McKeesport, he was the son of Shawn and Karri (Mask) Petty.
Kyle was a good son and a good friend. Everyone thought of him as their little brother. His daughter, Khyla, was his world.
In addition to his parents and daughter, survivors include his love and Khyla’s mother, Samantha Picone; siblings, Cori, Dashia, Raelynn, Shawn Jr., Daniel, Diaz, Shane, Tamara and Mariah; aunt, Krista Pettis and uncle, Robert Petty; cousins. Kyle was preceded in death by sister, Shawntae.

 
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Rose Artuso

November 12, 2016 |

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

Rose (Vecchio) Artuso, age 103 of Clairton, passed away on Friday, November 11, 2016 in Lawson's Nursing Home.  Born August 12, 1913 in Calabria, Italy, she was a daughter of the late Ross and Josephine Vecchio. 

 
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Edward Wade Cochran

November 11, 2016 |

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

(Barnes) Cochran. Wade was a Penn State University graduate, earning his Bachelor of Science in Engineering. He went on to be employed with various engineering companies, including Raytheon, an international aerospace and defense company, where he proudly worked on the Patriot Missile. In his later years, he worked as an electrical engineer with Union Switch & Signal. He was a long-time member of the First Evangelical Free Church of McKeesport. Wade was an avid Penn State Nittany Lions fan and enjoyed watching all Pittsburgh sports teams. His greatest passion was photography, mainly capturing remarkable photos of birds and all aspects of nature’s beauty. Wade is survived by his sister, Janet (Michael) Bush of New Hartford, CT; nieces and nephews, Charlotte (Steven), Richard and Courtney (Matthew); aunts, Arlene (Tom) Barnes of McKeesport, Ann (David) Barnes of Homer, NY, Joan (the late Wayne) Cochran of McKeesport and Doris (the late Robert) Barnes of West Mifflin; many loving cousins and friends. He was also preceded in death by his cherished Bedlington terrier, Lucas. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory, 2703 O'Neil Blvd., McKeesport PA on Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held 10:00am Monday, at the First Evangelical Free Church. Pastor Kirk Albrecht will officiate. Inurnment will be private at Lebanon Church Cemetery, West Mifflin. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Wade’s memory are suggested to the National Aviary, 700 Arch St., Pittsburgh, PA 15212. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Marlene Caird

November 11, 2016 |

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

Marlene (Fisher) Caird, age 80, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Thursday, November 10, 2016, at home. A retired Registered Nurse Manager at Monongahela Valley Hospital, she was also a Registered Nurse at St. Margaret's Hospital and Allegheny General Hospital. She was a member of Bethesda United Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth and the Mon Valley Nurses Club.

 
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Janice B. Horsman

November 11, 2016 |

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

Janice B. Horsman, 80, of North Huntingdon, passed away November 10, 2016 at Transitions Health Care, North Huntingdon.

 
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Marvin “Mike” Petrovich

November 10, 2016 |

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

Marvin “Mike” Petrovich, age 79, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday November 8, 2016. He was born July 17, 1937 in Trafford, a son of the late Daniel and Anna (Rantovich) Petrovich. He retired after a long career in inventory control for Westinghouse Electric Corporation. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother George Petrovich; and sister-in-law Kathleen Petrovich.
 
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David N. Stolic

November 10, 2016 |

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

David N. Stolic, age 57, of North Huntingdon, died Nov. 8th, 2016, at St. Clair Hospital in Mt. Lebanon. Born Dec. 9th, 1958, in Homestead, he was the son of the late Paul and Elizabeth “Betty” (Johnson) Stolic and the husband of Antonietta (Chiaverini) Stolic.

 
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Marilyn Majzer

November 10, 2016 |

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

Marilyn Majzer, age 65 of McKeesport, died Wednesday, November 9, 2016.

 
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Charles Herbert Wilson

November 10, 2016 |

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

Private services were held today for Charles Herbert Wilson, 86, of Duquesne, Pennsylvania, formerly of Homestead, departed this life November 8, 2016 at home

 
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Janna Lynn Nassida

November 09, 2016 |

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

Janna Lynn Nassida, 45, of West Mifflin, died Tuesday, November 8, 2016. She was born January 10, 1971 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late James T. Nassida III and the late Bonita J. Novacek Nassida. She is survived by her brother, James T. (Tina) Nassida of Jefferson Hills, sister, Lori A. (Paul) Mula of Baldwin, niece, Cara Nassida and nephew, James T. "Jimbo" Nassida, and her babies, Khaleesi and Drogo. She was preceded in death by her brother, Anthony Andrew "A" Nassida who died May 2, 2015.

 
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Harvey Wesley Rennie, Jr.

November 09, 2016 |

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

Harvey Wesley Rennie, Jr., 88, of Elizabeth, formerly of Port St. Lucie, FL, died Monday, November 7, 2016. He was born April 30, 1928 in Elizabeth Township and was the son of the late Harvey Wesley Rennie, Sr. and the late Ellen Elizabeth Joll Rennie. He was a member and former Trustee of the Elizabeth United Methodist Church, and was a former Assistant Fire Chief of the Elizabeth Fire Co. He was also a 50 year member of Stephen Bayard F & AM Lodge # 526 and the Pittsburgh Scotish Rite. Mr. Rennie served three terms as Mayor of Elizabeth. He retired from the West Elizabeth Lumber Co., and was a volunteer for the Port St. Lucie Police Department.

 
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Rodger C. Hall

November 09, 2016 |

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

Rodger C. Hall, age 83, of White Oak, died November 4, 2016, at his residence. Born September 4, 1933, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Friend Arthur and Ada (Toms) Hall and the husband of Anna (Salvi) Hall, for over 61 years.
Rodger retired from US Steel Homestead Works, where he was a millwright. He was a member of St. Angela Merici Catholic Church, where he was an usher and a member of The Holy Name Society. He was a US Marine Corps. veteran serving during the Korean War. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed caring for his home. Rodger especially enjoyed trips with his wife to Myrtle Beach, SC and Seaside, NJ.

 
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Charles W. "Chub" McGowan

November 09, 2016 |

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

Charles W. "Chub" McGowan, age 96, of Baton Rouge, formerly of Clairton, passed away on Monday, November 7, 2016 at Landmark of Baton Rouge. He was a former maintenance superintendent for P.I.C.C.O./Hercules in Clairton, and Exxon in Baton Rouge. He was a member of Broadmoor United Methodist Church in Baton Rouge. An Army Air Force veteran serving during WWII, he was a member of American Legion Post 38 in Baton Rouge and the "Lucky Bastard Club." 

 
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Ronald M. Milkovich

November 09, 2016 |

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

Ronald M. Milkovich, age 72 of Myrtle Beach, SC and formerly of McKeesport and Raleigh, NC, passed away at home Tuesday, November 8, 2016.  Born March 27, 1944 in McKeesport, he was a son of Miles Milkovich of Glassport and the late Elizabeth (Babyak) Milkovich. 

 
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Eleanor Kimling

November 09, 2016 |

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

Eleanor Kimling, 80, of Glassport passed away on Monday, November 7, 2016 at John J. Kane Regional Center in McKeesport.  She was born in Braddock on August 26, 1936 to the late Frank and Stella Pedro Stepansky.

 
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Andre Lamont Price, III

November 08, 2016 |

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

Andre Lamont Price, III, a 17-month-old infant, of McKeesport, PA departed this life November 1, 2016 in UPMC McKeesport Hospital.

 
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Brock M. White

November 08, 2016 |

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

Brock M. White, 45, of Duquesne, Pennsylvania, departed this life November 5, 2016 in UPMC McKeesport Hospital.

 
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Susan Riley

November 07, 2016 |

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

Susan J. Riley, age 53 of White Oak, after a brave battle with cancer, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 6, 2016 with her family by her side. 

 
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Michael Joseph Raymer

November 07, 2016 |

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

Michael Joseph Raymer, 34, of White Oak, died Friday, November 4, 2016. He was born June 17, 1982 in McKeesport and was the son of Donald E. and Nancy J. Hollis Raymer of McKeesport. He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church of North Huntingdon and was a salesman for Comcast. Michael was an avid fisherman. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Tiffany Cordwell Raymer and children, Michael Joseph Raymer, Jr., and Makayla Dawn Raymer, grandmother, Caryle A. Raymer and grandfather, Norman J. (Barbara) Hollis of Coulter, aunt, Karen (Marty) Elm, uncle, Ron (Cindy) Raymer, cousins, Erik and Ryan Elm, Kara Cheripka and Keri Forsythe, and his buddies, Spike, Patch, Pinky and Pig.

 
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Barry Charles Rowan

November 07, 2016 |

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

Barry Charles Rowan, 69, of Mt. Lebanon, formerly of Dormont, passed away at UPMC Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh on Saturday November 5, 2016.  He was born January 3, 1947 in McKeesport to the late Howard P. and Mary A. Henderson Rowan.

 
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Harry L. "Butch" Anderson

November 06, 2016 |

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

Harry L. "Butch"  Anderson, age 75 of Port Vue died Wednesday, November 2, 2016 in UPMC McKeesport Hospital.  Born October 15, 1941 in Monongahela, he was a son of the late Clyde and Emma (Richards) Anderson and was also preceded in death by siblings, Donald Alan Anderson, Mary Ann Kisner, Victoria Wintermyer, and Kenneth "Buddy" Anderson.

 
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Gertrude C. Tronzo

November 06, 2016 |

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

Gertrude C. Tronzo, age 102 of McKeesport, died Sunday, November 6, 2016. She was born in Pittsburgh on November 22, 1913, the daughter of the late William A.J.  and Annie B. (Geary) Watterson. Gertrude was predeceased by her husband Albert A. Tronzo and her son Albert L. Tronzo. She is survived by two sons, Robert D. (Carol Baker) Tronzo of Export, Richard P. Tronzo of McKeesport; daughter in law, Melissa (Meara) Tronzo of N. Hills; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

 
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Johnnie Ray Coward

November 05, 2016 |

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

Johnnie Ray Coward, 61, of Duquesne, Pennsylvania, departed this life Monday, October 31, 2016 at home Johnnie was born April 1, 1955 in McKeesport, PA, son of Luella Jury Coward of Duquesne and the late Louis Coward Sr.

 
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Mary (Magdich) Holuka

November 05, 2016 |

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

Mary (Magdich) Holuka, 94, formerly of Duquesne, died peacefully Wednesday, November 2, 2016, in Eldercrest Nursing Center, Munhall. Born February 13, 1922, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Justina (Mazej) Magdich. Mrs. Holuka was a member of S S Peter & Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, Duquesne.

Loving mother of Robert Holuka and former daughter-in-law Karen Holuka, both of West Mifflin, and most beloved grandma and favorite shopping partner of her one and only granddaughter, Amy Graham of Texas. Also survived by two great grandchildren, Kyler Maddigan and Kinley Graham and nieces and nephews.

 
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Samuel David Eddy

November 05, 2016 |

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

Samuel David Eddy, 88, of West Mifflin, died Friday, November 4, 2016. He was born June 11, 1928 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Samuel George Eddy and Minnie Eddy. He was husband of the late Ilse J. Vogt Eddy who died August 10, 2012. Samuel retired from US Steel Irwin Works and was a US Navy Veteran of WWII and also was a US Army Veteran. He was a member of the American Legion.

 
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Anna M. Gregory

November 05, 2016 |

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

Anna M. Gregory, 93, of Elizabeth Township, died peacefully at home with her family by her side on Friday, November 4, 2016. She was born July 29, 1923 in Fredericktown and was the daughter of the late John and Mildred Malinzak Petrick. She was wife of the late Joseph C. Gregory who died February 3, 2015. They were married for 71 years. Anna was a member of St. Patrick Church, Christy Park and the Christian Mothers and Women's Guild there. She was also a member of the Mon Yough Friendship Club, AARP, and the Elizabeth Township Senior Citizens.

 
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Rita Gruszewski

November 05, 2016 |

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

Rita Gruszewski, age 54 of Clairton was taken suddenly by the angels to our Heavenly Father on Saturday, October 29, 2016. 

 
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Cynthia L. Dolnack

November 05, 2016 |

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

Cynthia L. Caswell Dolnack, 60, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, November 4, 2016 at her home with her family by her side.

 
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June E. Traeger

November 04, 2016 |

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

June E. Traeger, 99, of White Oak, died Thursday, November 3, 2016 at Mount Vernon of Elizabeth.  Born in McKeesport, June 12, 1917, daughter of the late Alfred A. and Edith Lindemyer Neuman.  She was a paralegal for A.M. Simon in McKeesport, and an estate administrator for Rose, Schmidt, and Dixon in Pittsburgh.  Wife of the late Edward W. Traeger, who died April 13, 1982, she is survived by her daughter and son in law, (Kathy J. (Frank J.) Orris of White Oak; granddaughter, Lisa Hivick of Ohio; grandson, David Orris of Ohio; and grandchildren in her extended family which includes Mary Beth Wilkins, John Peterson, James Peterson, and Meg Panarama.  She was preceded in death by her sister, Thelma F. Fedorka.  The oldest living member , elder, and deacon of McKeesport Presbyterian Church (formerly Central Presbyterian Church), she was a McKeesport High School graduate, Class of 1934.  She was past matron of the former White Oak Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, past president of the Women’s Association of Central Presbyterian Church, past president of the McKeesport Symphony Auxillary, and an associate member of the McKeesport Hospital Junior Committee.  Friends will be received in McKeesport Presbyterian Church following worship on Sunday, November 6, 2016 from noon until 2 PM.  A service will be held Monday, November 7, 2016 in the church sanctuary at 11:00 AM with the Rev. John Peterson officiating.  Entombment will follow in the mausoleum at McKeesport and Versailles Cemetery.  Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 is in charge of the arrangements.  The family suggests contributions to Hospice 365.

 

Karen M. Butalla

November 04, 2016 |

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

Karen M. Butalla, 65, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, November 4, 2016 at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital. She was born November 7, 1950 in Greensburg, PA, a daughter of the late Tony and Mary Knor Bencloski. 

 
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Patrick J. Burns

November 04, 2016 |

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

Patrick J. Burns, 65, of White Oak passed away on Thursday November 3, 2016. Born June 15, 1951, he was the son of the late Paul and Joan Burns and the husband of Bonnie (Long) Burns.
He worked for U.S. Steel in Duquesne, then was a welder at ABT, and most recently for the Braddock Hospital in the maintenance department until the day it closed. Patrick was an outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing on his boat with his family and gardening. He was constantly reading and learning new topics. He loved his dogs and went to flea markets with his sons.  
Along with his wife, Patrick is survived by his children; Marilyn (George) Sanner of Monongahela, Patrick (Ethel) Burns Jr. of White Oak, and Timothy Burns (Jolie Cannata) of North Versailles, 10 grandchildren; one great grandchild; siblings, Ray (Sharon) Burns of Elizabeth, Paul (Linda) Burns of North Versailles and Pete Burns of Meadville. He is preceded in death by his parents, brother, Michael Burns, and son, Thomas E. Burns. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Monday, November 7, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-8. A Blessing Service will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at 10am at the funeral home. Burial will be at Mt. Vernon Cemetery. Condolences can be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.

 

Kenneth Hansen, Sr.

November 03, 2016 |

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

Kenneth Hansen, Sr., age 50, of Christy Park, died October 30, 2016, at UPMC McKeesport. Born July 22, 1966, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late James and Elizabeth (Coulter) Hansen and the husband of Janine (Richards) Hansen.
Ken worked as an electrical assistant, until his health would not permit him to do so. He enjoyed sports and spending time with his family and friends.

 
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Elmer G. Grooms

November 03, 2016 |

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

Elmer G. Grooms, 94, of Elizabeth Township, died Wednesday, November 2, 2016. He was born May 5, 1922 in Dravosburg and was the son of the late John and Myrtle Fry Grooms. He was retired from US Steel in Pittsburgh and the Elizabeth Forward School District. Elmer was a US Army Veteran serving in WWII. For his service, he received the Army of Occupation Medal, European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.

 
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Rosina Elizabeth Holsing

November 03, 2016 |

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

Rosina Elizabeth Holsing, 86, of Greenock, died Wednesday, November 2, 2016. She was born November 21, 1929 in Benwood, WV, and was the daughter of the late Rev. Paul F. C. Schnizler and the late Julia M. Besse Schnizler. She was a member of Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Greenock and the Penn State Alumni Association. Rosina was a retired school teacher for the Elizabeth Forward School District. She is survived by her sons, Raymond P. (Cathy) Holsing of State College, Rodger C. (Candy) Holsing of Hempfield, and Robert B. Holsing of Irwin, sister, Julia Elsebough of Sebastian, FL, special sister-in-law, Lois Schnizler of East Aurora, NY, grandchildren, Kristin L. Holsing, Mark A. (Hannah) Holsing, Laura D. (Artur) MacLellen, and Andrew T. Holsing, nieces and nephews.

 
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Gertrude "Trudy" M. Faulk

November 03, 2016 |

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

Gertrude "Trudy" M. Faulk, 89, of Elizabeth Township, died peacefully on Wednesday, November 2, 2016. She was born March 24, 1927 in Marguerite and was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Peipock) Rozinsky She was a member of St. Michael Parish, Elizabeth Township and was a former member of the Elizabeth Township Senior Citizens. Trudy was manager of Charm Fashions in Fifth Avenue in McKeesport until she left that position to raise her family.

 
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Jamie “Weenie” L. Golick

November 03, 2016 |

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

Jamie “Weenie” L. Golick, age 38, of Greensburg, passed away on Sunday, October 30, 2016. She was born on Valentine’s Day 1978 in Jeannette, a daughter of Timothy (Geraldine) Golick Sr. and the late Brenda Wright-Coates. She attended the Allegheny Valley School (AVS) in Coraopolis. She will be remembered as having the most contagious smile and laughter that would light up the whole room.
 
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John S. Osika

November 03, 2016 |

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

John S. Osika, age 94 of Port Vue, died on Thursday, November 3, 2016.

 
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Anthony Stratigos

November 03, 2016 |

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

Anthony Michael Stratigos, age 83, of White Oak died Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016.

 
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Dorothy Nikolich Lancos

November 02, 2016 |

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

Dorothy Nikolich Lancos, 91, of White Oak and formerly of Duquesne, Mrs. Lancos was a member of St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church. McKeesport and Holy Trinity Kola. Beloved wife of the late Edward Lancos, she is survived by her loving children, Nadine and Edwin; and a sister, Sophie. She was a wonderful lady.

 
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Kelly Ann (Harrison) Bollman

November 02, 2016 |

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

Kelly Ann (Harrison) Bollman, 48, of Irwin passed away Tuesday November 1, 2016. She was born June 12, 1968 in Jeannette a daughter of Donald A. and Connie L. (Garman) Harrison of North Huntingdon. She was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Larimer. Kelly worked as a registered nurse for Medi Home Healthcare, Monroeville and was involved in both the Norwin Band and Colorguard. In addition to her parents she is survived by her husband Robert M. Bollman of Irwin; children Chelsea M. (Justin) Arenas of Washington D.C. and Chandler M. Bollman of Irwin; her brother James A. (Elizabeth) Harrison of Irwin; and nephew Allen Harrison.
 
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Cindy L. Lafferty

November 02, 2016 |

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

Cindy L. Lafferty, age 64, of Pittsburgh, passed away on Tuesday, November 1, 2016  at Avow Hospice House in Naples, Fl.  She was a former VP of  Special Assets for Huntington Bank in Cleveland, OH. She was employed for many years in the banking industry at both Equibank and Integra Bank in the Pittsburgh area. She enjoyed traveling and was a former member of First Presbyterian Church of Elizabeth. 

 
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Deborah "Debbie" Hose

November 02, 2016 |

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

Deborah "Debbie" Hose, age 62 of McKeesport, passed away on Monday, October 31, 2016 at her home. Born September 4, 1954 in West Mifflin, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Dorothy (Sprenger) Smith, and loving wife of Dale Himich. Debbie worked for the McKeesport School District for nearly 20 years as a special education teacher's assistant for 5th and 6th grade. In her free time, she loved to make all types of crafts, and her baking, especially her cookies, will be missed by so many family and friends. She was an avid Pittsburgh sports fan, always rooting for the Steelers, Pens and Buccos, and loved her faithful cats, Gizzy and Mookie "Rosie". In addition to her husband, she is survived by her son, Justin Hose of North Versailles; grandson, Justin; siblings, Patricia (the late Joseph) Miller, Eddie (Linda) Smith, Beverly (Ed) Magiera and Blair (Debbie) Smith; step-son, Shawn Himich (Stacey); brother-in-law, Michael (Carol) Himich; sisters-in-law, Barbara (Thomas) Kostovny and Susan Himich (Thom); and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Saturday, November 5, 2016 from 2 p.m. until time of funeral service at 6 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Pastor Jeff Lukacs will officiate. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Lily Ann Thomas Baron

November 01, 2016 |

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

Lily Ann Thomas Baron, of White Oak, passed away on Sunday, October 30th, 2016. She was a loving wife of 46 years (November 7, 1970) to Robert Edward Baron. Lily was born on Easter Sunday, March 28, 1948, in Duquesne, daughter of Michael and Anna Thomas.

She is survived by daughter Melissa Baron (Robert) Vanek of Parker, Colorado, Heidi (Sean) Darby of North Huntingdon, Susannah (ThanhBinh) Hoang of Bentonville, Arkansas and son, Jonathon Thomas Baron of White Oak and grandchildren Luke Tyler, Vanessa Lily, and Samantha Elizabeth Vanek, Grace Anne and Grant Michael Darby and ThanhHien Hannah and ThanhHau Tanner Hoang and sister Mary Jane (Thomas) Henaghan of North Huntingdon.

 
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David “Shoes” P. Mignogna

November 01, 2016 |

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

David “Shoes” P. Mignogna, age 65, of East McKeesport, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, October 30, 2016. He was born January 21, 1951, a son of the late Anthony and Evelyn (Severino) Mignogna. He worked as a Certified Public Land Surveyor, first for his own company Penn Land Surveyors for over 25 years, and then for Deglau Engineering for over 10 years. He was a long-time Steelers fan and season ticket holder for over 44 years. He played the guitar, loved music and his family, and was good to everyone he met.
 
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Freda Catherine (Marcoff) Chidester

November 01, 2016 |

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

Freda Catherine (Marcoff) Chidester, 72, of North Versailles, died Tuesday, November 1, 2016. She was born September 6, 1944 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Elia Alex and Catherine M. Goldbauh Marcoff. She is survived by her daughters, Jody Lynn (William) Stockdill of North Huntingdon, and Jill Marie (David) Niber of Youngwood, a granddaughter, Madison Niber, and nieces, Cindy Marynak, Linda Marcoff Briggs, Carey Davis, Beth Moore and Amy Martin.

 
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Viola Wanda Greenawald

November 01, 2016 |

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

Viola Wanda Greenawald, 91, of Elizabeth Township, died Monday, October 31, 2016 at home. She was born May 11, 1925 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late John and Bertha Socha Steffan. She was the wife of the late Theodore F. "Ted" Greenawald who died June 18, 2006. Viola and Ted were foster parents to 9 children. She was a member of St. Michael Parish, Elizabeth Township and was a China Artist for the former Sabin China in Versailles. She is survived by her son, Kenneth J. Greenawald of San Diego, CA, and daughter, Donna Greenawald of Elizabeth Township, grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

 
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Edward Mark Barnette

November 01, 2016 |

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

Edward Mark Barnette, 71, of McKeesport, Pennsylvania, peacefully departed this life October 29, 2016 in the comfort of his home.

He was born September 14, 1945 in McKeesport, PA son of the late Lucille M. Coleman Flowers and William Barnette and reared in McKeesport by loving step-father Thomas W. Flowers.

 
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Littleton “Sonny” Spence

November 01, 2016 |

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

Littleton “Sonny” Spence, 77, of Duquesne, Pennsylvania, departed this life on Friday, October 14, 2016 in UPMC McKeesport Hospital.

 
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Theresa Marsh

November 01, 2016 |

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

Theresa Marsh, age 83 of North Huntingdon died November 1, 2016 at her home. She was born March 17, 1933 in Wall, Pa., a daughter of the late Harry and Dorothea Weckluck Kazousky. 

 
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Margaret "Peg" Ann Weyer

November 01, 2016 |

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

Margaret "Peg" Ann Weyer, age 89 of White Oak, passed away on Monday, October 31, 2016 at Kane Regional Center in McKeesport. Born September 20, 1927 in Braddock, she was the daughter of the late James and Margaret (Fleck) Weyer, Sr. Peg was a graduate of McKeesport High School, and later went on to earn her bachelor's degree from Slippery Rock University. Upon her graduation, she began working at the White Oak School and later Francis McClure Intermediate School as a 7th grade science teacher, where she was often referred to as "Sarge". It was there that she started the Drug Awareness Program, having won awards from the Governor of Pennsylvania. She dedicated her spare time as a girl scout leader in White Oak, served as a Sunday school teacher and choir member at Trinity Lutheran Church, and was a long time member of Faith Lutheran Church in her later years. Peg was an avid traveler, visiting many of the western states, and loved to spend time camping and taking in all aspects of the outdoors. Her many dogs were her pride and joy. She is survived by her niece, Debra (Jim) Baird of Kearneysville, WV; nephew, Kevin (Roberta) Weyer of White Oak; great nieces and nephews, Jessica (Erik) Bibb, Joanna Baird, Adam (Theresa) Weyer, and Ashley (Javiera) Alverez; sister-in-law, Helen Weyer of White Oak; cousins, Betty Joan Keenan and Robert Dale Davis; and two great-great nieces and two great-great nephews. She was also preceded in death by her brother, James Weyer, Jr. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Friday, November 4, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral Service will be Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Pastor Michael Ryan will officiate. Burial will follow at Penn Lincoln Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to the Alzheimer's Association, 1100 Liberty Ave., Pgh, PA 15222. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com