Ruth Terzak Schroeder

December 31, 2016 |

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

Ruth Terzak Schroeder, age 90, of White Oak, died Saturday, December 31, 2016. She was born in McKeesport on November 18, 1926, the daughter of the late Frank and Agnes (Miller) Slaibow.

 
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Mildred “Dolly” Ferry

December 31, 2016 |

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

Mildred “Dolly” Ferry, age 90, of Port Vue died Saturday December 31, 2016 at her residence. She was born in Pittsburgh on February 11, 1926 and is the daughter of the late Hiram Layton and Alice Collins Lindsay. She was raised by her grandparents William and Emma Collins after her mother died. She was the wife of the late William Harold Ferry.

She is survived by children, Cheryl Pistorius of Port Vue, Judy (Barry) Miller of Lenoir City, TN, Kathleen (Timothy) Vargo of Versailles, and Michael (Dana) Ferry of Glassport. She was preceded in death by her son William Harold Ferry and grandson Sean. She is also survived by her daughter-in-law; Patsy Ferry Harris of North Huntingdon, grandchildren; Holly, Crystal, Christian, Tammy, Jeana, Matthew, Timothy, Alaina, Hayden, and Anna; 14 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild.

Family will receive friends at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation and Mortuary Services, Inc., 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, supervisor, 412-678-6177) on Tuesday, January 3rd from 2-4 and 6-8 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Wednesday at St. Mark Church, Port Vue at 12 noon with Father Daniel T. Straughn officiating. Burial will follow. Condolences may be made at www.strifflerfuneralhomes.com

 
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Elwin Lee "Bo" Johnston

December 31, 2016 |

Published By Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home | Posted in: Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home

Elwin Lee "Bo" Johnston age 86, of Greentree, formerly of Hazelwood, he was born December 6, 1930, in the Southside of Pittsburgh, and passed away peacefully on December 30, 2016, surrounded by his family at the Paramount Assisted Living in Baldwin. He was a son of the late Frank and Gladys Wageley Johnston. Elwin was a graduate of Taylor-Alderdice High School where he lettered in football and baseball. He attended the University of Pittsburgh and was called to serve his country during the Korean War. As a veteran of the US Army, Elwin was able to demonstrate both love of his country and his outstanding athleticism by playing baseball for the Army in Germany. He was a member of the 2nd Armored Division and the Rhine Conference Baseball Champions in 1954. Elwin was employed by US Steel and had a successful career as a computer programmer and then a systems designer until his retirement. He had an extreme love of reading, opera, golf, and the arts. He was the beloved husband of the late Lucia “Lucy” (DiGiorgio) Johnston; loving father of Kenneth (Lorraine) Johnston, Karen (Garth) Littrell, Elaine, and Fran (fiancé, Dave Hoover) Scott; grandfather of Nicholas (Nicole) Johnston, Megan (fiancé Josh Iacchini) Johnston, the late Brian Johnston, Spencer Scott, Connor (Jessica) Scott, and Lucy Scott; great-grandfather of Nicholas Johnston, Alexandra Johnston, and Gianna Scott. Elwin’s funeral services will be held on Friday, January 6, 2017, at 10 a.m. at the Jefferson Memorial Park Administration Chapel, Rev. Thomas Lewandowski officiating. Burial will be in Jefferson Memorial Park with military honors. Elwin’s family would like to thank Paramount Assisted Living (Baldwin) for their kindness, love and support. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Goodwill of South Western PA. Arrangements entrusted to the MALOY - SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, Duquesne, PA 412-466-3300. 
 

George F. Cindrich

December 30, 2016 |

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

George F. Cindrich, age 89, of White oak, formerly of McKeesport, died December 30, 2017, at Riverside Care Center. Born January 18, 1927, in Mckeesport, he was the son of the late Joseph and Dragica (Luketic) Cindrich and the husband of Deloris (Kozlowski) Cindrich, for over 68 loving years. George was retired from US Steel, National Tube Works, where he worked as a millwright for over 40 years. He was a member of the Corpus Christi Church. George was also a US Army veteran, serving during WWII. He enjoyed spending time with his family and was always there to lend a hand.

In addition to his wife, George is survived by children, Donna (Greg) Schneider of North Huntingdon and Diane (Mark) Bartko of White Oak; grandchildren, Lesley (Aaron) Knoechel, Kim (Rich) Michniak, Ashlee Bartko and Jason Bartko; great grandchildren, Olivia, Natalie, Allison and Avery; siblings, Frank (Helen) Cindrich of North Versailles, Mary Ann Kandala of North Versailles and Anne Pratt of Portland, OR; many nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by a son, Daniel; siblings, Matt and Rose.

Family and friends will be received at Jaycox – Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Monday, January 2, 2017, from 1 to 3 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Corpus Christi Church, on Tuesday, January 3, 2017, at Noon. Fr. Steven M. Palsa will be the celebrant. Committal with military honors will follow in St. Mary Polish Cemetery.

 

John A. Novak, Jr.

December 30, 2016 |

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

John A. Novak, Jr., age 68 of Elizabeth, died Thursday, December 29, 2016.  He was born in Pittsburgh on July 17, 1948 and was the son of the late Melda Smith Novak. He was a graduate of Point Park University, an entrepreneur, and a disabled veteran. He was a medic in the navy and served during the Vietnam Era.  He was a member of the Duquesne-McKeesport Lodge #731 F&AM where he was a Master Mason 3rd Degree. John was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, and woodcarving.

He is survived by his wife, Marian Rusnock Novak of Elizabeth; father, John A. Novak, Sr. of Pittsburgh; brother, William Novak, Sr. of Cranberry Twp.; nephew, William Novak, Jr. of Cranberry; also great-nephews and great-nieces.

Family will receive friends on Thursday, January 5th from 5:30 pm until the time of service at 7 pm at Striffler’s of White Oak Cremation & Mortuary Services, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, Supervisor, 412-678-6177) with a Masonic service following at 7:30 pm. Burial will be at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies on Friday, Jan. 6th, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.

Remembrances may be made in John’s name to the Disabled American Veterans, 1000 Liberty Ave., Room 1606, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.

Condolences may be made at www.strifflerfuneralhomes.com.

 
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David Crevar

December 30, 2016 |

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

David Crevar, age 64 of West Mifflin, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, December 29, 2016 after a short battle with cancer. Born August 4, 1952 in West Mifflin, he was the son of the late Milan and Dorothy (Kascak) Crevar. David was a 1970 graduate of West Mifflin North High School where is was a member of the school marching band. Following high school, he went on to study at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, earning his Bachelors of Pharmaceutical Sciences degree in 1975.  Upon graduation from Pitt, David began his pharmaceutical career working for various pharmacies in both Pennsylvania and Ohio. He eventually came back home to become the owner of the Medicine Shop in Clairton for many years. David lived his life through the Lord, and shared his faith and love to all of his customers through prayer. He was always active in the community in many ways, and his generosity toward others went unmeasured. In his free time, he found great joy in being outside running, whether it be a marathon, a run down River Road, or a stroll with his beloved shih tzu, Buttons. He also loved to garden and was always there for family and friends to help with yard work and landscaping. His trips on holiday weekends to Indian Lake in Somerset were also some of his favorite pastimes. David is survived by his dearest and best friend, Irene Kumf of McKeesport; son, Jared Crevar of Hermosa Beach, CA; granddaughter, Miah Crevar; siblings, Karl Crevar of West Mifflin and Karen Crevar of Myrtle Beach, SC; niece, Carrie Ann (Mark) Hartman; nephew, Karl (Adrienne) Crevar; and many cousins, aunts, uncles, friends, and extended family from Eleanor Barton, Yaniga, Wiesen, Chapman, Kutzfara and Candalore families. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Monday, January 2, 2017 from 1-8 p.m. Blessing Service will be Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home, followed by the Funeral Service at 10 a.m. at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church. The Very Rev. Stevan G. Rocknage will officiate. Burial will follow at Mt. Vernon Cemetery. The family would like to extended their gratitude to the many nurses and staff at AHN Jefferson Hospital, AHN Hospice, Davita Dialysis in McKeesport, and to Dr. Brian Thomas for the compassionate care provided to David. Memorial donations are suggested to the American Cancer Association. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Ernest Mularski

December 30, 2016 |

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

Ernest Mularski, 89, of Glassport died December 30, 2016. He is the son of the late Zygmund and Estelle Mularski. He is survived by beloved wife Mary Ann (Long) Mularski; children Robert (Kathy) Mularski of Harrisville, PA, Carol (the late Duane) Powell of Washington Court House, OH, and James John Mularski of Glassport; grandchildren Matthew (Jodi) Mularski, Jessica (Daren) Moleton, and Ellisyn Mularski; brother Regis Mularski; sisters Phyllis Carrick, Christine Sikoski, and Grace Vargo; also nieces and nephews.

 
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Judith A. Cipicchio

December 30, 2016 |

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

Judith A. Cipicchio, 69, of Liberty Boro passed away on Thursday, December 29, 2016 in UPMC McKeesport. Judy was born in McKeesport on October 28. 1947 to the late Dominic and Irene (Kossuth) Cipicchio. 

 
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Ethel Snyder

December 30, 2016 |

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

Ethel Marie Snyder, age 105, of Boston, PA passed away on Thursday, December 29, 2016 in Riverside Nursing Home, McKeesport, PA. Ethel Marie was born in McKeesport on March 27, 1911 to the late Alex and Mary Chontos. Ethel was a baker for the former Zotters & Star Bakery of McKeesport and a member of St. Mark's Parish in Liberty Boro.

 
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Corinne Zender

December 30, 2016 |

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

Corinne Zender, age 90, formerly of Clairton, passed away on Thursday, December 29, 2016 in Waltonwood Assisted Living, Rochester, MI. Corinne was born in Clairton on July 9, 1926 to the late Felix And Anna (DeBiassi) Zender. 

 
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Thomas J. "Tim" Marcinko

December 29, 2016 |

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

Thomas J. "Tim" Marcinko, age 84, of Whitaker, died peacefully on Thursday, December 29, 2016, in Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Born March 13, 1932, in Munhall, he was the son of the late Paul and Elizabeth (Racho) Marcinko. Mr. Marcinko was a member of St. Rita's Roman Catholic Church, Whitaker and a retired employee of US Steel Carrie Furnace. Beloved husband of Eleanor (Spirnak) Marcinko for 60 years. He is also survived by a daughter, Janice (Jim) Priselac; and a sister, Sister Eileen Marcinko, SCN; and two grandchildren.

 
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Year-End Fund Drive

December 29, 2016 |

Published By Editor | Posted in: General Information

You are hearing from a lot of non-profit organizations right now, asking for donations.

I hate to be the 20th organization asking for money, but I have to.

Tube City Community Media Inc., the operator of McKeesportObituaries.com, is an IRS 501(c)(3) charity and is eligible for tax-deductible donations.

If you are financially able, and would like to make a gift, please consider doing so; donations may be made by check or money order to Tube City Community Media Inc., P.O. Box 94, McKeesport 15134; or via PayPal at: http://www.tubecityonline.com/contact/

 
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Ruth V. Harr

December 29, 2016 |

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

Ruth V. Harr, 91, of Liberty Borough, died Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at home. She was born September 8, 1925 in Liberty Borough and was the daughter of the late Edwin A. and Bessie "Virginia" Thompson Elliott. She was the wife of the late Jack Harr who died September 23, 1998. Ruth was a member of the First Christian Church-McKeesport and it's Senior Sonshiners.

 
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Helen Wirbicki

December 29, 2016 |

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

Helen Wirbicki, 82, of White Oak, died Wednesday December 28, 2016. She was born July 30, 1934 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Michael and Anna Balog Matlos. She was the wife of the late Julius A. Wirbicki who died July 17, 2004. Helen had worked for Minerva Bakery in McKeesport and the former Feigs Bakery in White Oak. She was a volunteer for the McKeesport Meals on Wheels.

 
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Ethel Jane Eschelbacher

December 29, 2016 |

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

Ethel Jane Eschelbacher, 92, of Clairton, previously of Wilkinsburg, passed away at Mt. Vernon of Elizabeth on Wednesday, December 28, 2016. She was born in Pittsburgh on July 14, 1924 to the late George C. and Ethel MacDonald Beers.  Ethel was the loving wife of the late Edward A. Eschelbacher who passed away in 2010.  She is survived by daughter, Barbara A. Richardson of Seattle WA; sons, Keith M. Richardson of Glassport, Edward A. Eschelbacher Jr. of Pittsburgh; step daughter, Sandra Gerendash of McKeesport. Ethel was employed by Union Railroad,  Union National Bank, Swindell Dressler Company in Pittsburgh and Clairton Police Department as a secretary, a member of First Presbyterian Church of Wilkinsburg, Lebanon Presbyterian Church of West Mifflin, and a member of Clairton Hill AARP # 2862. Family and friends will be received on Friday, December 30, 2016 from 6 – 8 pm at S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th Street, Clairton,   PA   15025. Service will take place at the funeral home following visitation at 8:00 pm.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made in Ethel’s name to Mon Yough Mental Health, 331 Shaw Avenue, McKeesport,  PA   15132.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

Ellen "Mimi" L. (Loir) Makay

December 28, 2016 |

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

Ellen "Mimi" L. Makay, 81, on Tuesday, Dec.  27, 2016, of White Oak and formerly of Duquesne.  Wife of the late Albert J. Makay.  Mother of Janice (Bruce) Miller, David and Edward (Kelly) Makay.  Sister of Virginia Cramer.  Grandmother of Megan, Sarah, Carolyn, Kathryn, Kylie and Michael.

 
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John J. Voltz III

December 28, 2016 |

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

John J. Voltz, III, born November 11, 1954, of Monroeville, died on Friday, December 23, 2016.
Arrangements entrusted to Willig Funeral Home & Crematory.

To send flowers or a remembrance gift to the family of John J. Voltz, III, please visit our Tribute Store.

 

Mary Jane Yanzetich

December 27, 2016 |

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

Mary Jane Yanzetich, age 97 of Greensburg and formerly of McKeesport, passed away Tuesday, December 27, 2016 in St. Anne's Home in Greensburg.  Born April 28, 1919 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Nicholas and Barbara (Rendulich) Prebeg. 

 
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Elizabeth A "Betty" (Stupar) Jozefov

December 27, 2016 |

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

Elizabeth A "Betty" (Stupar) Jozefov, 97, of Duquesne, died peacefully on Monday, December 26, 2016, in Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Born in Homestead, October 17, 1919, she was the daughter of Andrew and Elizabeth (Soltis) Stupar. Mrs. Jozefov, was a member of Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, West Mifflin, past President of Holy Name Women's Guild, former Regent of the Catholic Daughters of America, and worked as a candy maker for the former Gimbel's Department Store, Pittsburgh.

 
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Dr. Robert J. "Arch" McCormley

December 27, 2016 |

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

Dr. Robert J. "Arch" McCormley, 87, of North Huntingdon, formerly of North Versailles, died Monday December 26, 2016 in UPMC East, Monroeville. He was born June 22, 1929 in Clairton and was the son of the late Joseph and Katherine "Kitty" Flynn McCormley. Dr. McCormley was a graduate of Clairton High School and received his chemistry degree from Pitt. His career began as a chemist for the Pennsylvania Industrial Chemical Co., then, while still working in the lab at Picco- attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine- graduating in 1962.

 
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Joseph Pirschl

December 27, 2016 |

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

Joseph Pirschl, age 89, of Greensburg, passed away Monday, December 26, 2016, at home. He was born March 30, 1927 in McKees Rocks, a son of the late Joseph and Diana (Calcey) Pirschl. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, and went on to be co-founder of the Serro Travel Trailer Company in 1956 along with his father in law, John Serro. Due to his efforts, the Scotty brand of camping trailers became an icon in the RV industry. Two of the original models are currently in the RV Hall of Fame in Elkhart, IN.
 
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James Buck

December 27, 2016 |

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

James A. "Jim" Buck, age 75 of Greenock, passed away on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at his home. Born July 8, 1941 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Andrew John and Ethel P. (Kovach) Buck. Jim was a 1964 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, earning his Bachelor of Science degree in Metallurgical Engineering. Upon graduation, he dedicated his career to the steel manufacturing industry, working as a metallurgical engineer for many of the local and national steel companies, including US Steel Corporation and Jones & Laughlin Steel Company. In his free time, he enjoyed hunting and fishing, and could also be found on the greens enjoying a game of golf. James is survived by his brother, Bill (Suzie) Buck or Arlington, VA; sister, Debbie (Jim) Andrachek of Export, PA; nephews, Billy (Heather) Buck and Michael Andrachek; niece, Victoria Andrachek; and two great-nephews and a great-niece. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his nephew, John B. Buck. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 from 11 a.m. until time of Blessing Service at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Father Matthew Elanjileth will officiate. Burial will follow at Mt. Vernon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to the Elizabeth Township EMS, 911 Swiss Way, Elizabeth Twp., PA 15035. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Patricia Deak

December 27, 2016 |

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

Patricia L. Deak, age 78 of McKeesport, passed away at home on December 22, 2016.  Born on October 15, 1938 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Carolyn (Davis) Barnes and the wife of the late William Deak.  Patricia was known for her delicous homemade candy.  Her homemade hard-tack Christmas candy and her many Easter chocolates were enjoyed by all.   She also enjoyed painting ceramics.  She is survived by her sons, Kevin (Terri) Deak and Brian (Teri) Deak; grandchildren, Christopher (Elisha) Deak and Shannon Deak; great-grandson, Ryder; sisters, Carol Delullo and Linda Barnes.  She was preceded in death by her brother, Charles Barnes.  Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Tuesday December 27, 2016 from 4 p.m. until the time service at 6:30 p.m.  Pastor Marty Smith will officiate.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.

 

Stephen Gorshak

December 27, 2016 |

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

Stephen M. Gorshak, age 71, of North Huntingdon, died December 23, 2016, at Walden’s View Senior Living. Born August 28, 1945, in Duquesne, he was the son of the late Michael and Kathryn (Evak) Gorshak. Stephen was retired from the Duquesne School District, where he worked as a custodian. He was a huge Pittsburgh Steeler Football fan and enjoyed spending time with his family. Stephen is survived by children, Josie (Jason) Stashko of North Huntingdon and Tara (Casey) Donahoe of McKeesport; grandchildren, Jakob and Jonah Stashko; sister, Rose Marie Schneider of Costa Mesa, CA; brother, Nicholas (Ruth) Swartz of Brownsville; aunt Emma Kundrat of Pittsburgh; many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Stephen was preceded in death by a sister, Agnes Gorshak. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Monday, December 26, 2016, from 2 - 4 p.m. and 6 - 8 p.m. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Karen Fry

December 27, 2016 |

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

Karen D. Fry, age 72 of McKeesport, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, December 21, 2016. Born October 20, 1944 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Ernest E. and Helen May (Terwilliger) Johnson, and beloved wife of Robert W. Fry for 51 years. Karen was an active lifelong member of the McKeesport Alliance Church, where she dedicated her time serving as a Deaconess. After raising her children, she went on to work in the human resource department at Auberle, having retired after more than 10 years. Her true joy in life, however, was spending time with her grandchildren. She was always willing and eager to fill in as "the babysitter" when called upon. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, Christopher W. (Karen M.) Fry of Monroeville and Marie Elena (Jeffrey) Matta of McLean, VA; grandchildren, Sarah, Rachel, Naomi, Esther, Deborah and Joshua Fry, and Jacob Matta; siblings, Lucille H. (Raymond) Stombaugh of Portage, PA and Phillip (Mary) Johnson of McKeesport; and many nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Vivian Joel, and her brother, Kenneth Johnson. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Monday, December 26, 2016 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Funeral Service will follow at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Pastor Jason Wilson will officiate. Private inurnment will take place at Richland Cemetery. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

John G. "Jack" Seibert

December 27, 2016 |

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

John G. (Jack) Seibert, age 63 of Bethel Park, passed away to be with the Lord on Monday, December 26, 2016. Originally from Greenock in Elizabeth Township, he was born March 19, 1953, the son of the late John G. and Elsie (Kotroczo) Seibert. 

 
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Doris Burke

December 27, 2016 |

Published By William H. Craig Funeral Home | Posted in: William H Craig Funeral Home

Doris Burke,87 formally of Mckeesport and White Oak Pa.

 
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Ronald L. Smith, Sr.

December 26, 2016 |

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

Ronald L. Smith, Sr., 71 of Clairton, Pennsylvania, transitioned Saturday, December 17, 2016 in AHN Jefferson Hospital.

 
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Ronald F. Corbin

December 26, 2016 |

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

Ronald F. Corbin, age 83, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Sunday, December 25, 2016 at Jefferson Hills Manor. He was a retired teacher in the Elizabeth Forward School District for 30 years. He was a Marine veteran serving during the Korean War and a former football coach at Elizabeth Forward. He was a member of the Sutersville Moose and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

 
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Alfred R. Buzek

December 26, 2016 |

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

Alfred R. Buzek, age 92, passed away Saturday, December 24, 2016 at Excela Health Westmoreland.

 
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Jessica Kocak

December 26, 2016 |

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

Jessica L. Kocak, age 30, passed away Sunday, December 25, 2016 at her home.

 
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James Michael Flynn

December 25, 2016 |

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

James Michael Flynn, age 67, of Greensburg, formerly of McKeesport, died Saturday December 24, 2016.

 
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Theresa (Skovranko) George

December 25, 2016 |

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

Theresa (Skovranko) George, 61, died Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016. Visitation will be 2:00 PM to 7:30 PM, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016, at William S. Skovranko Memorial Home, 828 Richford St., Duquesne, with a funeral service to follow at 7:30 PM.

 

Anna Mae (Jean) Stephan

December 25, 2016 |

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

Anna Mae (Jean) Stephan, passed peacefully on December 20, 2016.  She was predeceased by her parents, Andrew J. and Anna (Mraz) Brenzie, and her husband Bob Stephan.  Jean is survived by her daughter Jenean (David) Sustarsic, son B.J. (Andi) Stephan, and grandchildren Pete, Sydney, Aria, and Max.  Jean loved the outdoors, walking, and spending time with her friends and family.  She worked at Firth Stirling in McKeesport before raising her family, and finished her career at the Pittsburgh Blind Association, before serving as the President of the SS. Peter & Paul Ladies Guild in Duquesne, PA.   A private service is being held at Skovranko’s before being laid to rest at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in North Versailles, PA.

 
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Rose Marie Wilkerson

December 25, 2016 |

Published By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Rose Marie Wilkerson, age 78, of Newark, DE peacefully went home to be with the Lord on December 21, 2016.  Rose was born and raised in Clairton, PA to the late John and Barbara Popchak.  She and her late husband were blessed with five children and moved throughout the USA per his Air Force assignments.  Rose retired from the State of Delaware where she worked as a Senior Social Worker.  She was an avid reader, loved and rescued cats, and enjoyed playing the slots at Delaware Park.

 
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Russell Charles Peckman

December 23, 2016 |

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

Russell Charles Peckman, 84, of Ashburn, VA, formerly of Elizabeth Twp, died Saturday December 17, 2016 at home. He was born September 14, 1932 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Floyd E. and Barbara J. Johnston Peckman. He was a member of the Central Highlands Community United Methodist Church, the Bell Pioneers, White Oak American Legion Post 701 and Duquesne McKeesport F & AM Lodge 731.

 
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James A. "Jim" Buck

December 23, 2016 |

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

James A. "Jim" Buck, age 75 of Greenock, passed away on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at his home. Born July 8, 1941 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Andrew John and Ethel P. (Kovach) Buck. Jim was a 1964 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, earning his Bachelor of Science degree in Metallurgical Engineering. Upon graduation, he dedicated his career to the steel manufacturing industry, working as a metallurgical engineer for many of the local and national steel companies, including US Steel Corporation and Jones & Laughlin Steel Company.

 
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Dennis J. Viscusi

December 23, 2016 |

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

Dennis J. Viscusi, age 62 of Jefferson Hills, passed away Thursday, December 22, 2016 in Jefferson Hospital.  Born July 13, 1954 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late John P. and Catherine (Metz) Viscusi.

 
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Ethel Chomanics Hebda

December 22, 2016 |

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

Ethel Chomanics Hebda, 92 of North Versailles, died Thursday December 22, 2016 at her home. She was born June 19, 1924 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late John and Anna Duhony Chomanics. She was the loving wife and best friend of the late Ted Hebda who died July 18, 2008. She is survived by her loving daughters, Kathi (Jim) Lipesky and Cindy Donnelly, her 3 adoring granddaughters, Thea (Shauna) Lipesky, Kate (John) Kelley, and Jamie (Dan) Lipesky, as well as 4 adoring great-grandchildren, Katelyn, Caitlin, Josephina and Ted, and nieces and nephews.

 
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Michelle Lynn Fellabaum

December 22, 2016 |

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

Michelle Lynn Fellabaum, 34, of Lincoln Borough, died Sunday December 18, 2016. She was born April 24, 1982 in McKeesport and was the daughter of Ronald C. and Donna Brenner Fuehrer of Lincoln Borough. In addition to her father and mother, she is survived by her daughters, Kayla Fellabaum, Anna Fellabaum, and Raegan Fresh, sister, Season Fuehrer, and niece, Sierra Jenesky of Liberty Borough, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

 
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Karen D. Fry

December 22, 2016 |

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

Karen D. Fry, age 72 of McKeesport, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, December 21, 2016. Born October 20, 1944 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Ernest E. and Helen May (Terwilliger) Johnson, and beloved wife of Robert W. Fry for 51 years. Karen was an active lifelong member of the McKeesport Alliance Church, where she dedicated her time serving as a Deaconess. After raising her children, she went on to work in the human resource department at Auberle, having retired after more than 10 years. Her true joy in life, however, was spending time with her grandchildren. She was always willing and eager to fill in as "the babysitter" when called upon. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, Christopher W. (Karen M.) Fry of Monroeville and Marie Elena (Jeffrey) Matta of McLean, VA; grandchildren, Sarah, Rachel, Naomi, Esther, Deborah and Joshua Fry, and Jacob Matta; siblings, Lucille H. (Raymond) Stombaugh of Portage, PA and Phillip (Mary) Johnson of McKeesport; and many nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Vivian Joel, and her brother, Kenneth Johnson. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Monday, December 26, 2016 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Funeral Service will follow at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Pastor Jason Wilson will officiate. Private inurnment will take place at Richland Cemetery. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Antonio L. Lawrence

December 22, 2016 |

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

Antonio L. Lawrence, 3 months of Clairton, Pennsylvania, earned his wings December 19, 2016 in Upper St. Clair Hospital.

 
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Daryl Ann Hemann Sproul

December 22, 2016 |

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

Daryl Ann Hemann Sproul, 77, of Liberty Boro, formerly of McKeesport, passed away at home on Wednesday December 21, 2016.  She was born May 7, 1939 in McKeesport to the late Oliver L. and Viola Edith Hammerstram Hemann.  Daryl is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Howard; daughter, Laurie (Ray) Huckestein of Sewickley; son, Howard D. (Rebecca) Sproul of Elizabeth; grandchildren Chris (Nikki), Keith, Emma, Jenna; great-grandchildren Bailey, Trenton and Ryan.   Daryl was a member of Evangelical Congregational Church in McKeesport, she enjoyed motorcycle riding and collecting Snow White memorabilia. A private viewing will take place at I. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 203 4th Street, Dravosburg,  PA   15034, followed by a private interment at Richland Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made in her memory to St. Jude’s, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis,  TN  38105.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

James "Fearless" Hvozdik

December 22, 2016 |

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

James “Fearless” F. Hvozdik, 63, of Glassport passed away at home on Wednesday December 21, 2016.  He was born November 11, 1953 in McKeesport to Jean R. Dworek Hvozdik and the late George F. Hvozdik who passed away in 2011. James is survived by brother, Francis R. (Gina) Hvozdik of Glassport; sister, Theresa M. (Bernie) McAllister of Cincinnati, OH; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was a 1971 graduate of South Allegheny High School, a member of Queen of The Rosary Church & the American Legion both in Glassport a veteran of the US Navy, and a former employee of La Romana in Glassport. Arrangements have been entrusted to E. C. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 235 Monongahela Avenue, Glassport,  PA   15045.  Inurnment will take place at Penn Lincoln Memorial Park in North Huntingdon at a later date.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

Pauline “Babe” Poljanec Ash Dee

December 22, 2016 |

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

Pauline “Babe” Poljanec Ash Dee, age 87, of Westmoreland City, passed away Monday, December 19, 2016. She was born October 23, 1929 in East McKeesport, a daughter of the late Frank and Pauline (Narad) Poljanec. She was a long time member of the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Irwin. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her first husband of over 20 years Morgan Ash; brothers Frank, Edward and Albert Poljanec; and sister Mary.
 
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Irene A. Shuster

December 22, 2016 |

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

Irene A. Shuster, age 86, of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday, December 22, 2016 at her home.

 
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James W. Shirley Sr.

December 21, 2016 |

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

James W. Shirley Sr., age 83, of North Huntingdon died December 21, 2016. He was born January 4, 1933 in Harrison City, a son of the late Herbert and Florence Good Shirley.

 
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Jerline Brown

December 21, 2016 |

Published By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Jerline Brown, 89, died December 15, 2016. Arrangements in charge of Tunie Funeral Home.

 

Lou Ann Morant Morris

December 21, 2016 |

Published By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Lou Ann Morant Morris, 82, died December 17, 2016. Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Dec. 22 at Tunie Funeral Home, Inc., 218 E. 11th Ave., Homestead, and her funeral is at 11 a.m. Dec. 23 at Second Baptist Church, 108 W 12th Ave., Homestead. Arrangements in charge of Tunie Funeral Home.

 

Dorothy Anderson

December 21, 2016 |

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

Dorothy Anderson, 90, died Dec. 18, 2016. Services will be private and are in charge of Willig Funeral Home, 220 9th Ave., McKeesport.

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Matthew D. Suckfiel

December 20, 2016 |

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

Matthew D. Suckfiel, age 42 of McKeesport, passed away on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at his home. Born October 23, 1974 in McKeesport, he was the beloved son of Ronald Suckfiel and Cindi Patterson. Matthew was a 1993 graduate of McKeesport Area High School, and later went on to study at the University of Pittsburgh as well as Penn State Greater Allegheny. Matthew was a self-employed construction worker and was often referred to as an all around handyman. He was always there to give family and friends a helping hand when needed. He was truly a Jack of all trades. In his free time he enjoyed following soccer, and he loved his doggie buddies, Frank and Cross-Patch. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, James M. and Dorothy Suckfiel, William and Lillian Patterson; and uncles, James M. Suckfiel, Jr. and William Suckfiel. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Thursday, December 22, 2016 from 1 -7 p.m. A Funeral Service will follow at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to the ASPCA at www.aspca.org. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Cynthia Louise Foster Kelley

December 20, 2016 |

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

Cynthia Louise Foster Kelley, 62, of Clairton passed away at home on Monday December 19, 2016.  She was born February 22, 1954 in McKeesport to the late John and Dorothy Rome Foster.  Cynthia is survived by Howard Kelley, her loving husband of 34 years; sons, Eric Foster of Pittsburgh, David Foster & Adam Kelley of Clairton; grandsons, Ty Kelley, Cameron, Clayton & Colton Foster, Blake Kimball; granddaughters, Sophia & Autumn Kelley, Brittney Foster, Courtney Niedzwiecki; great-granddaughter, Gionna Burks; brother James (Andrea) Foster of Glassport; daughters-in-law, Jamie Horgos, Dawn Anderson; nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Linda.  Cynthia was a caregiver for senior citizens, enjoyed vacations, music, hiking and camping.

 
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Hilda M. Przywarty

December 20, 2016 |

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

HILDA M. PRZYWARTY, 96, of Glassport, died Dec. 19, 2016.  She is the daughter of the late Ernesto and Alice DiGiorgio.  Wife of the late Carl F. Przywarty.  She is survived by her children Linda (Bill) Green, Carl (Helen) Przywarty, Denice (Alex) Johnson, Renee (Bill) Arre and Sharon (Jim) Reed; grandchildren Darla (Tony) Trunzo, Bill Green, Bethanne (Scott) Mordecki, Michelle Bringe, Elsie (Ben) Huber, Bailey (Josh) Johnson, Melissa (Joe) Thornton, Jim (Tara) Reed, Zach (Kellie) Reed and Lacey (Bob) Siess ; 14 great-grandchildren, Nick, Lindsay, Rachel, Corrine, Ella, Ada, Carly, Maggie, Madison, Abby, Max, Ben , Jimmy, Allie and Bobby; niece Charlotte Warrick and cousin Arlene Burgman.

 
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Frank "Miami" P. Nedzbala

December 20, 2016 |

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

FRANK "MIAMI" P. NEDZBALA, 82, of West Mifflin, died Dec. 19, 2016.  He is the son of the late Andrew and Anna Nedzbala.  He is survived by his beloved wife Grace (Maiolo) Nedzbala; brother-in-law Jim Maiolo and nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by brothers and a sister.

 
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Ralph "Geedy" James

December 20, 2016 |

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

Ralph "Geedy" James, 61 of McKeesport, Pennsylvania, departed December 14, 2016 in Kane Glen Hazel Regional Center.

 
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Joseph Spinosi

December 19, 2016 |

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

Joseph J. Spinosi, age 83, of White Oak, died December 18, 2016, at UPMC McKeesport Hospital. Born December 15, 1933, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Julius and Rose (Borrelli) Spinosi and the husband of the late Bernadine Bernice "Dolly" Spinosi, for over 59 loving years. Joseph was retired from the J.C. Penney Corporation. He was a member of the St. Patrick Parish. He enjoyed playing bocce and was an avid Pittsburgh sports fan. Joseph loved visiting his family in California and as of late, he truly looked forward to his monthly luncheon with his friends. Joseph is survived by children, Rose Ann (Corky) Stevens of White Oak, Perry (Tammy) Spinosi of Moon, PA, Joel (Rose) Spinosi of Coto de Caza, CA and Jason (Heidi) Spinosi of Washington, PA; grandchildren, Nicole, Brad (Jennifer), Dante, Julian, Roman, GianCarlo, Gianna, Matteo, Piera and Tianti; great granddaughter, Madison; brother, Phil "Spush" Spinosi of White Oak; sister, Mary Smith of CA; many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Thursday, December 22, 2016, from 2 p.m. until 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Patrick Church on Friday, December 23, 2016, 10 a.m. Fr. Vincent Velas will be the celebrant. Committal will follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park Mausoleum.
Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.

 

Mark R. Kloock

December 19, 2016 |

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

Mark R. Kloock, age 50, of Monroeville, formerly of Jefferson Hills, died suddenly on Sunday, December 18, 2016.

 
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Glenn "Teeny" Detman Jr.

December 19, 2016 |

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

Glenn "Teeny" Detman Jr., of GLassport, died Saturday December 17, 2017. Loving husband, father, and papa. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Janis, daughters, Melissa Detman (Steven), Amanda Noel (Joshua), grandchildren and his biggest fans, Eli, Edie, and Karolyn,  his  sisters, Linda Kundtz (Ralph) and Jane Ann Derewonko(Michael) plus numerous nieces and nephews. Teeny had a great sense of humor, loved fishing, camping, cowboy movies, gardening, telling stories, animals, desserts, yard sales and painting anything he could get his hands on.
 
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Carl E. Sumpter, Jr.

December 19, 2016 |

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

Carl E. Sumpter, Jr., 68 of Clairton, Pennsylvania, departed this life Wednesday, December 14, 2016 in Family Hospice and Pallative Care. He was born November 3, 1948 in Pittsburgh, PA, son of the late Carl E. Sumpter Sr. and Dorothy Mae Williams Presley Session. He was preceded in death by wife of 41 years, Deborah Marie Norris Sumpter. He was a member of Morningstar Baptist Church, where he sang in the Mass Choir. He retired from US Steel and worked as a Security Guard at AGH Jefferson Hospital with Criterion Security. Surviving are wife, Juanita Horne Sumpter, children, Carla (Robert) Sims of Pittsburgh. Step-children Naté Horne, Amberly Horne, Raecale Horne; grandsons, Robert F. Sims, IV, Michael Carlan, Camren Richard Sims; Siblings, Laura (Dennis) Dunlap, Charles Clinton Frye; half-brothers, Gregory, Terry, and Derrick, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Friends will be received Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. at the Morningstar Baptist Church, 307 Shaw Avenue., Clairton.
Services will be held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Willie Thompson officiating. Interment will follow in the Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth. Arrangements entrusted to the Robert A. Waters Funeral Home, Inc., Clairton, PA.

 
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LaVance E. Lonesome

December 19, 2016 |

Published By Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home | Posted in: Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home

LaVANCE E. LONESOME, Jr. Age 24, of Duquesne, on December 17, 2016, at home. He was a son of LaVance E. Lonesome, Sr. of Duquesne and Melodee (Scott) Lonesome of Atlanta, GA. He was a member of Payne Chapel A.M.E. Church, Duquesne. He enjoyed writing music, and playing video games. He was a graduate of Columbia High School in Decatur, GA and he attended Atlanta Technical School. Besides his parents, his is survived by sisters and brother, Sequayah Scott of Duquesne, K'Hari Lonesome of Duquesne, Jasmine Lonesome of Homewood; uncle of Kassidy Scott; grandson of Lorraine Scott of Duquesne; also survived by aunts, uncles, cousins, and a host of other relatives. Visitation on Thursday, December 22, 2016, from 2-6 p.m. at the MALOY - SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300 where funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. Rev. Dr. Archie Perrin officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Muscular Dystrophy Association.

 

Jack D. Spell Jr.

December 19, 2016 |

Published By Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home | Posted in: Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home

JACK D. SPELL Jr. Age 70, of Duquesne, on December 17, 2016, at home. He was a son of the late Jack D. and Anne (Hamarich) Spell, Sr. He was retired from U.S. Steel Clairton Works with 35 years service where he was a Larry car operator. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Duquesne. He was an avid fisherman. He proudly served his country in the Marine Corps with service in Vietnam and after returning to the United States he served as a drill instructor at Quantico, VA. Beloved husband of 40 years to Edith E. (Estochin) Spell; father of Jack (Karen) Spell III of Liberty Borough and Lisa Spell of White Oak; grandfather of Brandon, Ashley, Justin and Declan Spell; brother of William (Debbie) Spell of Duquesne and the late Robert (surviving spouse Judith) Spell of White Oak; son-in-law of Mildred (late Edward) Estochin of East McKeesport; also survived by nieces and nephews. Visitation on Tuesday and Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the MALOY - SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300 with additional visitation on Thursday from 10-11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Duquesne at which time services will be held. Rev. Judith Slater officiating. Burial with military honors at Holy Name Cemetery, West Mifflin.

 

James Fetchen

December 19, 2016 |

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

James Fetchen, age 76, of Bunola, passed away on Saturday, December 17, 2016 at Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was the retired owner and operator of James Fetchen Trucking in Bunola and a member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth Twp. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and a member of the Clairton Anglers Club. He enjoyed hunting, loved his grandchildren and especially watching their sporting events.

 
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Evelyn (Pohodich) Smith

December 18, 2016 |

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

Evelyn (Pohodich) Smith, age 89 of Liberty Borough, passed away Saurday, December 17, 2016 in The Palms at O'Neil in McKeesport.  She was born January 18, 1927, daughter of the late George and Anna (Lazur) Pohodich.  

 
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Edward W. Barna

December 18, 2016 |

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

Edward W. Barna, age 89 of Jefferson Hills, passed away peacefully after a brief illness in his home with friends and family there to comfort him.  Born, May 9, 1927 in Hays to the late John B. and Ethel (Pintye) Barna Revo, Edward was a Marine Corps Sergeant and Veteran of World War II, a member of the Clairton American Legion, Daniel Keffer Post #75 and Clairton V.F.W Post #803. 

 
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Frankie Lynn Varasse Mossburg

December 18, 2016 |

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

Frankie Lynn Varasse Mossburg, 61, of Port Vue, ,died Friday December 16, 2016. She was born July 13, 1955 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Frank Joseph and Abigail Mary Campbell Varasse . Frankie was a member of St. Patrick Church in Christy Park, and was also a member and Union Steward of Local 205. She retired from UPMC McKeesport Hospital after 20 years of service.

 
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Sara E. (Shick) Busdosh

December 18, 2016 |

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

Sara E. (Shick) Busdosh, 87, of White Oak, died Friday December 16, 2016. She was born August 28, 1929 in West Mifflin, a daughter of the late John Reuben and Mary Elizabeth (King) Shick and was also preceded in death by her husband Charles Edward Busdosh Sr., her daughter in law Janet Busdosh, and a brother John Charles Shick. She was a graduate of the McKeesport Hospital School of Nursing and worked as a registered nurse at McKeesport Hospital for forty six years.
 
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Henrietta “Henrie” (Dudek) Dahmen

December 18, 2016 |

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

Henrietta “Henrie” (Dudek) Dahmen, 91, of Ligonier, formerly of East McKeesport, died Wednesday December 14, 2016. She was preceded in death by her daughter Donna Fresch, and siblings, August, Eleanor, Thomas, and Dolores. She was an employee of Vincent’s Pizza Park for over fifty years.
 
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Charles W. Kunkle III

December 18, 2016 |

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

Charles W. Kunkle III, 74, of Monroeville, formerly of Daytona Beach, FL, died Friday December 16, 2016. He was born November 16, 1942 in Braddock, a son of the late Charles W II and Mildred (Furr) Kunkle. He was a graduate of Gateway High School and worked as a truck driver for Pirollo Trucking of Wilkinsburg. He loved his cats, liked to play guitar and sing, and enjoyed flying.
 
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Robert John Plutto Sr.

December 18, 2016 |

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

Robert Plutto Sr., 67, of North Huntingdon, passed away Sunday, December 18, 2016 at Montefoire Hospital, Pittsburgh.

 
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Theresa Fontanese

December 18, 2016 |

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

Theresa Fontanese, 86, of North Huntingdon, passed away Sunday, December 18, 2016 at Canterbury Place, Lawrenceville, PA.

 
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Rex Timko

December 17, 2016 |

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

"Drivers, start your engines!" On December 16, 2016, 9 year old Rex Timko entered into what may be his toughest race yet. The final laps that he would face on the Batten Speedway, a challenge far beyond anything else. Rex, with his bright brown eyes and large, toothy smile, took on what most would call impossible. He had the world in his hands and knew exactly what to do with it. The Batten Speedway was the most dangerous racetrack in the world, only the toughest and bravest dared to take on its treacherous trail. Rex was ready for the fight.

 
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Robert D. Ludwick

December 16, 2016 |

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

Robert D. Ludwick, 80, of Liberty Borough, died in Saturday December 10, 2016 at home. He was born August 30, 1936 in Buena Vista and was the son of the late Clyde and Evelyn Brown Ludwick. Robert was a retired Plumber and was a member of the Plumbers Union Local 27. Robert served in the US Army during the Korean War. He is survived by his wife, Katherine A. Eicher Ludwick, sons, Robert Ludwick of San Antonio, TX, and Jeffrey Ludwick of Springfield, VA, daughter, Lori Ludwick of Alexandria, VA, step-son, William A. Eicher of Chicago, IL, step-daughter, Bobbie Lynn Eicher of Atlanta, GA, brothers, Clyde R. "Russell" Ludwick, Jr., of Overland Park, KS, and Wayne (Pat) Ludwick of Elizabeth Township, grandchildren, Luke Eicher and Jacob Martin, nieces and nephews.

 
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William Adams

December 16, 2016 |

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

After completing his life of service to God, his family, community and country, Bill Adams, 92, a lifelong resident of Duquesne, PA passed from this life to everlasting life on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 surrounded by his family. Bill’s legacy as a servant of the Lord is far-reaching. At the early age of 19, he served his country in the Army earning five battle stars in the European Theatre during WWII. He began his community service as a police officer for the City of Duquesne. Following his retirement, he worked as a homicide detective for Allegheny County. Bill was later employed as a security guard of the Frick Art Museum in Pittsburgh.

 
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David H. Truax

December 16, 2016 |

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

David H. Truax, age 82 of Clairton died Thursday, December 15, 2016. 

 
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Verna Mae Flohr

December 15, 2016 |

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

Verna M. Flohr, age 76, of McKeesport, died December 12, 2016, at Riverside Care Center with her family at her side. Born September 9, 1940, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Vernon and Corrine (Lees) Hall and the wife of the late John R. "Dusty" Flohr. Verna retired from the G.C. Murphy Company Sign Shop, where she worked as a graphic artist for nearly 30 years. She then worked at the Jefferson Hospital Cafeteria and she was an in home care giver for many years. Verna was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church. She enjoyed shuffle board, bingo and she had a passion for traveling and shopping. She is survived by children, Deborah (Daniel) Hurley of White Oak, Elizabeth Sostaric of mcKeesport, Tammy Duran of McKeesport, Dale Flohr of Pittsburgh and Gregg Flohr of Jacksonville, NC; grandchildren, Scott (Jackie) Hurley, Christopher Hurley, Jason Sostaric, Christine Sostaric, Mindy Duran, Rachel Duran, Chad (Maddie) Duran, Megan Flohr, Shannon Flohr, Mallory Flohr, Tabitha (Shane) Cook, Gregg Flohr and Jessica Flohr; great grandchildren, Darryl, Caden, Tristen; great aunt, Gertrude Curry; sister-in-law, Stella Hall; daughter-in-law, Jareen Flohr; many nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends; and her beloved pet dog "Honey." In addition to her parents and husband, Verna was also preceded in death by siblings, Thomas, Robert and William Hall. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Thursday, December 15, 2016, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral services will held in the funeral home chapel on Friday, December 16, 2016, at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in McKeesport & Versailles Cemetery. Verna's family would like to extend a special, "Thank You," to the staff of Community Life and the Riverside Care Center, for the kind and compassionate care provided during this difficult time.
Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Joan Krejdovsky

December 15, 2016 |

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

Joan Krejdovsky, age 76 of White Oak, passed away on December 15, 2016. Born August 16, 1940 in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late James L. and Elizabeth (Hoffman) Perhach, and loving wife of the late Daniel Krejdovsky.  Joan graduated from the St. Francis School of Nursing and also belonged to their Alumni Association.  She began her career as a Registered Nurse in 1962, and up until recently, was still dedicated to helping others by working in the Quality Control Department at UPMC McKeesport Hospital.  While she had passion for work, family was what brought her the most joy.  Their interests were her interests and spending time with them is what made her the happiest.  She is survived by her children, Matthew (Regina) Krejdovsky, Meg Pero, David (Karen) Krejdovsky, and Dan (Janette) Krejdovsky; grandchildren, Zachary (Colleen), Brittney (Shawn) Krznaric, Samantha, Nicole, Emma, Laney, and Daniel; great-grandson, Tristan; brothers, James (Judy) Lawrence and David (Annmarie) Perhach and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Monday, December 19, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at St. Angela Merici Church at 11 a.m.  Fr. Kevin Dominik will officiate.  Interment will follow at New St. Joseph Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Francis Medical Center School of Nursing Alumni Association P.O. Box 40182 Pittsburgh, PA. 15201.  Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Patricia A. Patton Gray

December 15, 2016 |

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

Patricia A. Patton Gray passed away quietly in her sleep on December 12, 2016 in Kane Regional Hospital, marking the end of a long and difficult struggle with diabetes, but not before creating an abundance of cherished memories.

 
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Pearl Halt

December 15, 2016 |

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

Pearl (Pierce) Halt, age 81, of Lincoln Borough, passed away on Monday, December 12, 2016 at home. She was a retired registrar for UPMC McKeesport. She attended Liberty Presbyterian Church and was a member of Lincoln Borough Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary and International Order of Eastern Star Elizabeth Chapter 418.

 
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Mae Frances Stanley Gooden

December 15, 2016 |

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

Mae Frances Stanley Gooden, 74 of Duquesne, Pennsylvania, peacefully departed Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at home.

 
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Ta-Tanisha Perry Shegog

December 14, 2016 |

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

Ta-Tanisha Perry Shegog, 45 of Clairton, Pennsylvania, transitioned Monday, December 12, 2016 in Allegheny General Hospital.

 
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Betty B. Scott

December 14, 2016 |

Published By Editor | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Betty B. Scott, 81, died December 10, 2016. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Dec. 27 at Morning Star Baptist Church, 812 Oak St., West Mifflin.

Arrangements are in charge of Tunie Funeral Home, Homestead.

 

Richard Lee “Ricky” Greene

December 13, 2016 |

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

Richard Lee “Ricky” Greene has gone to rest on Friday, December 9, 2016. He was born on April 19, 1945 in Elizabeth, PA to the late William D. “Wheaty” Greene and Mrs. Chrystabelle “Bay-Bay” Greene. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased in death by his siblings William E. Greene, Donald G. Greene, Robert D. Greene, John Allen Greene, Mrs. Barbara Glover- Miller, Leroy Young and his daughters Ms. Tara Lee Greene and Kimberly Greene.

 
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Robert “Bob” G. Joseph Getlak

December 13, 2016 |

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

Robert “Bob” G. Joseph Getlak, age 64, of North Huntingdon passed away on Monday, December 12, 2016. He was born March 19, 1952 in Braddock, a son of the late George and Mary (Georgeff) Getlak. He retired after 30 years of being a mail carrier for the Braddock Post Office and he had worked at the Gold Circle Store in Braddock Hills. He was a big fan of the Steelers, Penguins and Pirates, and he had coached a softball team in the Regent Square area. He loved comic book and sports card collecting, and was at the flea markets at Greater Valley, Olympia and East Land.
 
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Mildred L. Mercurio

December 13, 2016 |

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

Mildred L. Mercurio, age 88, of McKeesport, died Dec. 9th, 2016, at Riverside Nursing Center in McKeesport. She was a daughter of the late Steven and Della (Novosel) Keresman. Mildred was the beloved wife of the late Patrick J. Mercurio, who died Oct. 24th, of this year.
Mildred was a member of St. Patrick Church. She was a homemaker, wonderful cook, and “the best mother in the whole world”.

 
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Richard Fasciano

December 13, 2016 |

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

Richard Fasciano, 74, of North Huntingdon, passed away Sunday, December 11, 2016 at Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville.

 
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Carrie M. (Hilson) Raspet

December 12, 2016 |

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

Carrie M. (Hilson) Raspet, 99, of North Huntingdon, died Friday December 9, 2016, at home. She was born November 3, 1917 in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Henry and Eliza (Filburn) Hilson and was also preceded in death by her husband Robert J. Raspet and sisters Anna Mae Stahl and Medea Behanna. She was a graduate of West Penn School of Nursing and worked as a private duty nurse for many years.
 
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George W. Morrison

December 12, 2016 |

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

George W. Morrison, 87, of North Huntingdon, died Sunday December 11, 2016. He was born September 19, 1929 in Wilmerding, a son of the late Earl M. and Lillian (Davenport) Morrison and was also preceded in death by his brothers Harry, Earl, and Richard Morrison. He was a retired tool and die maker for General Motors, Fisher Body Plant, West Mifflin, and a member of New Hope Presbyterian Church, North Huntingdon. George was very active with the PAL program for many years and was a partner in the former Jacktown Sporting Goods.
 
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Alan A. Schick

December 12, 2016 |

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

Alan A. Schick, 80, of Elizabeth Township, formerly of Squirrel Hill, died Friday December 9, 2016. He was born April 3, 1936 in Pittsburgh and was the son of the late Fred A. and Katherine Schick. Alan was a Electrical Engineer. After enjoying an early retirement, he traveled the world and had visited 52 countries. He is survived by his companion of 23 years, Lin Thorne of Elizabeth Township, and his brother, Donald Schick of Tulsa, OK, and cousins, Ginny Schick of Pittsburgh and Pat Oswald of CO. There is no visitation.

 
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Betty M. Beale

December 12, 2016 |

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

Mrs. Betty M. Beale, 91, of Haines City, Florida passed away on December 5, 2016. She was born on February 17, 1925 in Duquesne, PA to Charles and Margaret Pavlan and moved to Haines City in 1993 from Washington, D.C.

 
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Susan N. Fary

December 12, 2016 |

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

Susan N. Fary, 75, of Pittsburgh, passed away Saturday, December 10, 2016 at Kane Regional Center, Pittsburgh.

 
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Zachary Edward Evagues

December 12, 2016 |

Published By Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home | Posted in: Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home

Zachary Edward Evagues  age 28, of Duquesne on December, 9 2016, as a result of complications of post traumatic stress disorder. He is a son of Leonard and Joanne (Bevan) Evagues of Duquesne. He was a machinist by trade. He was a member of Christ the Light of the World Parish where he was a former altar server. He was a US Army Veteran for eight years including a tour of duty in Iraq. He received a Combat Action Badge. He was a graduate of Wilson Christian Academy and Mon Valley Technical School. Beside his parents he is survived by brothers and sisters, Sally (Matt) Smith of Parker, CO, Brian (Deirdre) Kamauf of North Huntingdon, First Sergeant, Jennifer Martin of Altus Air Force Base, OK, Terrence (Crystal) Kamauf, Houston, TX, Stephanie Evagues of McMinnville, TN and Rebecca Kamauf of Duquesne; grandson of Eleanor Duche of West Mifflin; boyfriend of Richelle Swyers of Dubois; also aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Visitation Tuesday from 12-8 p.m. at the MALOY - SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne (412) 466-3300. Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, at Holy Name Church of Christ the Light of the World Parish at 11 a.m. Where military honors will be accorded. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to his family.

 

Roberta "Red" J. Sawders

December 11, 2016 |

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

Roberta "Red" J. Sawders, age 73 of White Oak, passed away at home on Saturday, December 10, 2016.  Born December 31, 1942 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late David and Dorothy (Schmidt) Morgenstern and wife of the late William T. Sawders, who passed away April 13, 2009. 

 
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Bobbie "BT" Tucker

December 11, 2016 |

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

Bobbie Tucker, 84 of East Orange, New Jersey, formerly of Duquesne, passed away Sunday, December 4, 2016 in Amboy Nursing and Rehab Center, Perth Amboy, NJ.

 
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Josephine P. Kovacs

December 11, 2016 |

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

Josephine P. Kovacs, age 85, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, December 9, 2016 at Kane Regional Center, McKeesport.

 
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Virginia M. Hankey

December 11, 2016 |

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

Virginia M. Hankey, 76, of North Huntingdon, passed away Saturday, December 10, 2016 at Montefoire Hospital, Pittsburgh.

 
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Rusty Lee Norman

December 11, 2016 |

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

Rusty Lee Norman, 60, of Dravosburg, passed away at home on Saturday, December 10, 2016. He was born July 19, 1956 in McKeesport to the late Clifford Norman and Nancy Bell Norman. Rusty is survived by his daughters; Ashlee Ane Norman of Dravosburg and Tehya Russann Norman of Bloomfield, sister Tamie (Clay) Young of Hopkin, S.C., nieces and nephews, and his dog Cubie Norman. Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his brother Clifford “Tick” Norman, and sister Ruthi Norman.

 
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Irene Wilmans

December 11, 2016 |

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

Irene Wilmans, 93, of White Oak, formerly of Elizabeth Township, died Saturday December 10, 2016, in the Golden Heights Personal Care Home. She was born February 4, 1923 in Duquesne and was the daughter of the late John and Bertha Bornyik Prakop. She was the wife of the late Edward "Rusty" Fredrick Wilmans who died April 10, 2006. She was a member of St. Patrick Church in Christy Park, Elizabeth Township Senior Citizens, Versailles, AARP, White Oak AARP, and Senior Americans. Irene was a former secretary for Westinghouse Air Brake, East Pittsburgh.

 
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Joseph Anthony “Tony” Sturkie

December 10, 2016 |

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

Joseph Anthony “Tony” Sturkie, age 79, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, December 9, 2016. He was born August 12, 1937 in Bull Swamp, South Carolina, a son of the late Marion and Gladys (Barr) Sturkie. He regularly attended the Broadway Alliance Church in East McKeesport. He was an Army veteran and went on to have a long career as a masonry contractor and land developer. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his daughters Laura Lee Demeis, Donna Sturkie, and Toni Sturkie; brother Jimmy Sturkie; and sister Lois Morrow.
 
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Duane H. Carter, Sr.

December 10, 2016 |

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

Duane H. Carter, Sr., 76, of McKeesport died on Thursday December 8, 2016 at home. Born April 26, 1940 in White Oak he was the son of the late George Edmund and Elizabeth (Hudak) Carter. He was the husband of the living Rosalie (Canova) Carter. He was a graduate of Wilmerding High School and served in the US Navy. He worked at four steel mills including National Tube, Firth Sterling, Copper Mill, and the East Pittsburgh Westinghouse plant. He then later retired from McKeesport Messenger Service after 20 years.

 
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Freda B. Moorhouse

December 09, 2016 |

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

Freda B. (Palumbo) Moorhouse, age 100 years, was born on June 4, 1916 in Large, PA and went into eternal life on December 8, 2016.  She was happily reunited with her husband Charles P. Moorhouse; parents, John and Eva (D'Abbodanza) Palumbo; brother, Joseph (Dom) Palumbo; sister-in-law, Peg Palumbo; sister, Ann Ricci, brother-in-law Chief Ricci; Mary DellaValle, brother-in-law Ralph Della Valle; and Jeanne Bencivenga; brother-in-law Benjamin Bencivenga; sister Phoebe Palumbo, brothers-in-law Stanley Telega and Henry Kopchinski. 

 
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Frank Swisher

December 09, 2016 |

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

Frank Swisher, age 81, of Bunola, passed away on Friday, December 9, 2016 at home . He was a retired backhoe operator for Pennsylvania American Water in Elizabeth. He was an Army veteran. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially camping.

 
 
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Clara Falicia Barchanowicz

December 08, 2016 |

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

Clara Falicia Barchanowicz, 93, of McKeesport, died Thursday, December 8, 2016. She was born October 21, 1923 in Port Vue and was the daughter of the late Alex and Anna Stancazk Reisner. She was the wife of Leonard J. Barchanowicz who died November 26, 2001. She was an attendant for Bev-o-matic vending machines out of McKeesport Hospital.

 
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Sue A. "Bunny" Sabol

December 08, 2016 |

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

Sue A. “Bunny” Sabol, age 75 of Duquesne, died Wednesday, December 7, 2016. She was born in Duquesne on March 28, 1941, the daughter of the late John and Agnes (Priddy) Dias. She is the wife of the late George A. Sabol, Sr.

 
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Michael G. Rogers

December 08, 2016 |

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

Michael G. Rogers, age 73 of McKeesport, died Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016.

 
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Lois J. Olson

December 07, 2016 |

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

Lois J. Olson, 92, of Lexington, SC, formerly of Elizabeth Township, died Tuesday, December 6, 2016. She was born December 31, 1923 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late James L. and Hilda Mayer Kohler She was the wife of the late Ernest R. Olson who died March 17, 2011. Lois worked for US Steel Christy Park Works from 1942-1945 and US Steel Duquesne Works from 1947-1957.

 
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Fredrick “Fred” Cuttler

December 07, 2016 |

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

Fredrick “Fred” Cuttler, age 90, of Trafford, passed away Sunday December 4, 2016. He was born June 15, 1926 in Homestead, a son of the late William and Mary Jane (Grove) Cuttler. He was a long time member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Trafford. He was an Army veteran of World War II that went on to work as a Maintenance Supervisor for over 39 years for Westinghouse at different locations. He was a member of the Free and Accepted Masons Shidle Lodge 601 in Irwin and enjoyed trips to their cottage by the French Creek near Meadville and spending time with his grandchildren.
 
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Stephen P. Kalo

December 07, 2016 |

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

Stephen P. Kalo, 60, of Duquesne, died peacefully at home on, December 5, 2016. He was born, January 30, 1956.  Beloved son of, Dolores M. and the late John S. Kalo, of Duquesne; sister, Kristine A. Kalo, of North Versailles; and the late (brother) David C. Kalo; his niece Erica R. Kalo ( Michael ), of North Huntingdon.  His  nephew Brian M. Kalo, of North Huntingdon;  and his great nephew Eli.  Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, and many, many friends. Stephen enjoyed going to work at Mon Yough Community Services, VBA, in McKeesport, and being with his friends and co-workers.

 
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George A. “Lefty” Cherepko

December 07, 2016 |

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

George A. “Lefty” Cherepko, age 68, of White Oak, died December 4, 2016, at home. Born April 1, 1948, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late George A. and Shirley (Wisser) Cherepko and the husband of Alberta (Hinick) Cherepko. Lefty was retired from Frank Fuhrer Wholesale, where he was a truck driver and at the same time he worked at Myers Coach Line, as a bus driver. He was a US Army veteran, serving during the Vietnam War. He enjoyed playing cards, riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle and more than anything else, he loved going on cruises with his beloved wife. He also loved the McKeesport Tigers Football Team and was in charge of running the chains on the sidelines.

 
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Joshua Harold Henderson

December 07, 2016 |

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

Joshua Harold Henderson, 32, of Irwin, passed away Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at his home.  He was born December 15, 1983 in Panama City, FL, son of David W. and Wendy Beers Henderson.

 
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Elizabeth Ann "Pinky" Anderson Sasala

December 06, 2016 |

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

Elizabeth Ann "Pinky" Anderson Sasala, age 73, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at her daughter’s residence. She was a retired hairdresser for Bekavac Funeral Homes. She was a former member of Christy Park United Methodist Church in McKeesport.

 
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Lula E. Boyer

December 06, 2016 |

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

LULA E. BOYER, 100, of West Mifflin, died Dec. 5, 2016.  She is the daughter of the late Irwin and Catherine (Schumacker) Sikes.  Wife of the late Charles Boyer.  Lula is survived by her dauhter Margaret Jane (Jesse) Sellers of West Mifflin; granddaughters Cynthia (Robert) McCorkle and Catherine (Terry) Burgess; great grandchildren Wesley and Jesse McCorkle and Jared and Elizabeth Burgess and 2 great great grandchildren Archer and Hunter.

Friends received at the Lincoln Place Nazarene Church on Thurs. from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at which time a funeral service will be held with Rev. Joseph Stump.  Interment following Jefferson Memorial Park.  Funeral arrangements by Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne.

 

Rebecca Mae Mence

December 05, 2016 |

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

Rebecca Mae Mence, 59, of McKeesport, died Friday December2, 2016 at home. She was born May 26, 1957 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the Late George Stauffer and the late Sally Bell Bowser` Hutson. She was the wife of the late Eugene Mence who died August 7, 2008. Rebecca was a member of West Side United Methodist Church, and was a Nurse's Aid at Lindsleys Personal Care Home.

 
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Betty J. Daugherty

December 04, 2016 |

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

Betty J. Daugherty died Nov. 29, in Glassport. Born April 22, 1944, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Evelyn (Magee) Daugherty.
For 41 years, Betty worked as a bookkeeper for Southland Dodge and Yarborough Development. She was a loving sister.
Suvivors include siblings, Shirley Scott, Hazel, Judy Carlson, Eugene, Kathy, Richard, Janet Frias, Patrick and Kenneth; nieces and nephews: great nieces and nephews.

 
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Olive (Faulds) Dishong

December 04, 2016 |

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

Olive (Faulds) Dishong, age 81, of West Mifflin, died November 30, 2016 at AHN Jefferson Hospital. Born October 9, 1935 in Homestead, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Florence (Link) Faulds and wife of the late Donald Dishong, Sr. Olive worked as a cashier for Hills and then most recently at Kennywood. She loved concerts and music, especially gospel. She enjoyed to play cards, sometimes alone and also with her family.

 
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“Inky” Elnora H. (Hanchey) Gusan

December 04, 2016 |

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

“Inky” Elnora H. (Hanchey) Gusan, age 80, of Irwin, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Thursday December 1, 2016. She was born September 16, 1936 in Bloomfield, a daughter of the late Albert and Holly (Ilgenfritz) Hanchey. She loved spending time with her family and will be dearly missed by everyone. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of over 48 years Lawrence “Larry”, who she is back together with in heaven; a brother Albert; and a sister Barbara.
 
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Kerry L. Jarrett

December 03, 2016 |

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

Kerry L. Jarrett, age 76, of Clairton, passed away on Friday, December 2, 2016 in Jefferson Hospital. He was a retired mechanic with Sears Roebuck, a member of the Living Hope Assembly of God Church in Clairton and a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam era.

 
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James F. Lucot

December 03, 2016 |

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

James F. Lucot, age 83, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, December 2, 2016 at Excela Health Westmoreland.

 
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Marilyn Moore Couchenour

December 03, 2016 |

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

Marilyn Moore Couchenour, 86, of North Huntingdon, peacefully passed away on Friday, December 2, 2016 at her home.

 
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John L. Ferko

December 03, 2016 |

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

John L. Ferko (92) of Glassport passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, December 2nd at the Veteran’s Community Living Center in Aspinwall under the compassionate care of the VA staff. He was born on April 23, 1924 in Munhall. He was preceded in death by parents, Suzanna (Trella) and Andrew Ferko, sisters Anna Ferko and Mary (William) Boldizar, brother, Andrew (Julie) Ferko, son, Richard Ferko, daughter, Kathleen Smedley, daughter-in-law, Mary Manno Ferko, and his beloved wife of 64 years, Cecilia Ferko.

 
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Charles Plesniak

December 02, 2016 |

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

Charles "Chaz" Plesniak, age 54 of McKeesport, passed away on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at his home. Born June 17, 1962, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Walter and Ruth (Williams) Plesniak. Chaz most recently worked at Simonnetta Collision & Car Care Center, prior to that he worked at Magic Creations, in McKeesport. He enjoyed watching all Pittsburgh sports and he was a huge Elvis fan. He is survived by siblings Betty (Ernie) Titmus of OH, Walter (Nancy) of Linesville, Rose Marie (Randy) Johnson of Idaho, Paul, Don, Mary Ann (Donald) Lust all of McKeesport, Joseph (Debbie) of White Oak and Steve (Sue) of North Versailles; many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Chaz, was also preceded in death by a brother, Dan. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Saturday, December 3, 2016, from 6 - 8 p.m. and Sunday, December 4, 2016, from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. until the time of service at 8 p.m., which will be held in the funeral home chapel. Inurnment in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park at a later date. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.

 

Robert Thorpe

December 02, 2016 |

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

Robert "Bob" Thorpe, age 74 of North Huntingdon, passed away on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at his home. Born May 15, 1942 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Chester and Virginia (Olsen) Thorpe, and loving husband of the late Ruthann (Yencho) Thorpe. Bob was a graduate of Penn State University earning his Bachelor's Degree in Engineering. Following his graduation, he went on to start his career as an engineer with Duquesne Light Company, contributing more than 30 years of dedicated service.  He was a long-time member of the Penns Woods United Methodist Church, and was also a Shriner, Mason, Moose, and member of the Jacktown Ride and Hunt Club. In his free time, Bob enjoyed working with his hands and putting his engineering skills to use. His artistic talents were evident thru his beautiful stained glass work and all of his wood working abilities. He was often referred to as the family handy-man, graciously helping his family with various home remodeling projects that his son-in-law, Frank would get him into. Spending time with his two grandsons teaching them to grow vegetable gardens and sharing his knowledge about the multitude of tools in his busy workshop were some of his favorite pastimes. He is survived by his children, Robert (Regina) Thorpe of State College and Terri (Frank) Maglicco of Level Green; grandsons, Joshua and Justin Maglicco; sister, Norma (Tom) Hartwick of Texas; and his beloved cat Coco. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Friday, December 2, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral Service will be Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Reverend Kathleen Schoeneck will officiate. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

William "Bill" Francis Piper

December 02, 2016 |

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

William "Bill" Francis Piper, 86, of Elizabeth Township, died Thursday, December 1, 2016. He was born February 11, 1930 in Clairton and was the son of the late William and Marguerite Conway Piper. He was a member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth Township, and the Elizabeth Township Senior Citizens and also enjoyed Square Dancing. He was a volunteer for the Central Food Pantry and Meals on Wheels. Bill was retired from US Steel Irvin Works.

 
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Nancy Lenhart Thomas

December 02, 2016 |

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

NANCY LENHART THOMAS, the only child of Dr. James Henry Lenhart and Margaret Augusta Lenhart died Nov. 30, 2016.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. William H. Thomas.  She was born March 10, 1933 in Pittsburgh.  She graduated from Schenley High School, trained as a Registered Radiological Technologist at West Penn Hospital.

 
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Lewis V. Rudolf

December 02, 2016 |

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

Lewis V. Rudolf, age 89, of North Versailles, passed away peacefully at the home of his daughter on Wednesday November 30, 2016. He was born May 20, 1927 in Elizabeth Township, a son of the late Richard and Josephine (Demeri) Rudolf. He was a long time member of the United Methodist Church in East McKeesport and most recently attended the First United Methodist Church in Irwin.
 
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Ernest W. Falcsik

December 02, 2016 |

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

Ernest W. Falcsik, 94, of Boston, Elizabeth Township, died Thursday, December 1, 2016. He was born August 1, 1922 in Swissvale and was the son of the late Andrew and Rosa Ponzranz Falcsik. He was husband of the late Margaret Elizabeth Vamosi Falcsik who died March 28, 2010. Ernest was a machinist for the former Mesta Machine and retired after 40 years of service.

 
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Charles "Chuck" Michael Dougherty

December 02, 2016 |

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

Charles "Chuck" Michael Dougherty, 72, of Adamsburg, formerly of McKeesport, died Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at home. He was born July 4, 1944 in Greensburg and was the son of the late Charles Henry and Lillian Mench Dougherty. Chuck was retired from the US Postal Service and was a US Army Veteran of the Vietnam War. He received the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Army Commendation Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. He is survived by his sister, Toni Carnahan of New Market, MD, nephew, Scott J. (Lisa) Carnahan and a niece, Lisa J. (Ken Kumar) Carnahan.

 
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Maryann Joyce Whiteman

December 02, 2016 |

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

Devoted Wife. Adoring Mother. Beloved Mimi.
It is with a heavy heart that we share the passing of devoted wife, adoring mother, and beloved Mimi, Maryann (Joyce) Whiteman of North Huntingdon. She was surrounded by her loving husband and her five children at her passing when she peacefully went back to Jesus, Our Lord and Savior.

 
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Marie L. Daczkowski

December 01, 2016 |

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

Marie L. Daczkowski, age 86 of Elizabeth Twp., passed away at home on Wednesday, November 30, 2016.  Born December 10, 1929 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Martin and Tillie Bishop. 

 
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Roberta Arlene Silvis Weinschenker

December 01, 2016 |

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

Roberta Arlene Silvis Weinschenker, 89, of Irwin, PA and Gainesville, GA, died November 30, 2016 at Forbes Regional Hospital in Monroeville, where she was taken after suffering a massive stroke from which she never regained consciousness.

 
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Joan M. Farmer

December 01, 2016 |

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

JOAN M. FARMER, 93, of Port Vue, died Nov. 30, 2016.  She is the daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Cverna) Olack.  She was preceded in death by her husband Richard "Turk"Farmer and son Michael Farmer.  Joannie is survived by her children John Farmer of Port Vue, Richie Farmer of Port Vue, Chris (Missi) Farmer of West Mifflin, Denise (Tony) Digiacomo of Lincoln Boro and Dawn Farmer of Penn Hills; grandchildren Lindsey (Bryan) Dalke, Kristen Digiacomo, Isabella, Logan, Abigail, Brady and Noah Farmer; brother Jerry Olack of Liberty Boro and nieces and nephews.

 
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Robert Thornton Swauger

December 01, 2016 |

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

Robert Thornton Swauger, Sr. age 94, of McKeesport, died Nov. 29, 2016, at his home. Born Oct. 15, 1922, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Marshall and Sadie Mae (Thornton) Swauger and the husband of the late Vera May (Wilson) Swauger.
Robert was a W.W. II veteran and fought in the Battle of Anzio. He was awarded the Purple Heart. After his service, Robert returned home and went to work for the McKeesport Water Authority. Upon retirement, he took up a new job description, that of family guardian, and he took it quite seriously.

 
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Janet Buti Flegal

December 01, 2016 |

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

Janet Buti Flegal, age 68, of the Tenth Ward section of McKeesport, died Tuesday, November 29, 2016. She was born in McKeesport on November 26, 1948 and is the daughter of the late Fillipo and Bertha (Zyskowski) Buti. Janet is survived by her husband Clifford Wesley Flegal, Sr., son; Thomas Wesley (Jessica) Mihun of McKeesport, stepsons; Clifford Wesley Flegal of Phoenix, Arizona and Kevin Wallace Flegal of Ft. Worth, Texas, and sister; Ernestina Pomnian of Beaver Falls.

 
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