Marie Rainey Arnold

January 31, 2017 |

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

Marie Rainey Arnold, 99, of West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, quietly departed this life Saturday, January 28, 2017 in Kane Regional Hospital. v

 
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Charles R. "Chuck" Ruhe

January 30, 2017 |

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

CHARLES R. “CHUCK” RUHE age 90, of West Mifflin, on January 28, 2017, at home. He was the son of the late Charles and Elizabeth (Denne) Ruhe. He was a retired contract negotiator for Westinghouse. He was a member of St. Joseph Church, Duquesne where he was an usher. He proudly served his country in the Army during WWII and was awarded a Purple Heart. He was a member of the Duquesne-West Mifflin Knights of Columbus #4210, where he was a Past Grand Knight and was a member of the North Hills Historical Auto Club. Beloved husband of the late Jean (Sable) Ruhe; father of Linda Ruhe of Vero Beach, FL, Yvonne Blair and her husband, Dave of Jefferson Hills, Janet Kaufman and her husband, Scott of Upper St. Clair and the late Charles A. Ruhe; grandfather of Justin (Liz) Blair, Vanessa (Bill) Flower, Jordan (Lisa) Blair, Christopher Kaufman and Kellie Kaufman; great-grandfather of Nathan Blair, Raegan Blair and Clara Flower; predeceased by sisters and their husbands, Agnes (Steve) Kosko, Rosella (Dr. Andrew) Petrillo, Celeste (Frank) Matyko, Ruth (George) Vamos; also survived by nieces and nephews. Visitation Wednesday, February 1, 2017, from 2-5 p.m., and Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the MALOY - SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300. Blessing Service on Friday in the funeral home at 10:30 a.m., followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Church. Burial will be with military honors in the parish cemetery.

 

Dolores M. "Dolly" Butella

January 30, 2017 |

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

DOLORES M. “DOLLY” BUTELLA age 84, of West Mifflin, on January 29, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Paul and Anna (Michak) Kushnir. She was a member of Holy Trinity Church, West Mifflin where she was a member of the former Christian Mothers. She enjoyed crocheting. Beloved wife for 61 years to Robert J. Butella, Sr.; mother of Robert J. Butella, Jr. of Elizabeth Twp., Gary Butella of West Mifflin and Ronald (Anne) Butella of Perryopolis; also five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren; sister of Eleanor (late William) Timko of North Huntingdon, Anna Mae (Donald) Drago of North Huntingdon, Paul (Pamela) Kushnir of Apollo, Larry (Linda) Kushnir of North Huntingdon. Visitation Wednesday, February 1, 2017, from 2-4        and 6-8 p.m. at the MALOY -SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300. Blessing Service at the funeral home on Thursday at 9:30 a.m., followed by Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Trinity Church at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Holy Trinity Cemetery, West Mifflin.

 

Margaret R. Grice

January 30, 2017 |

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

"argaret R. Grice, age 88, of McKeesport, died Sunday, January 29, 2017. She was born in Elizabeth, PA on July 9, 1928, daughter of the late James and Annie Collins Williams, and wife of the late Raymond "Barney" Grice.

 
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Martha S. Nelson

January 30, 2017 |

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

Martha S. Nelson, age 90, of Westlake, Ohio, formerly of White Oak, PA, died Sunday, January 22, 2017.  She was born in McKeesport, PA on March 2, 1926 and was the daughter of the late Ira M. and Anna Reisner Shoup and the wife of the late G. Walter Nelson, Jr.  Martha earned her Bachelor of Arts degree at Westminster College and her Master of Arts at the University of Pittsburgh. She was an English teacher at Glassport Junior-Senior High School and Penn State University McKeesport Campus.  She was a private tutor and a member of the McKeesport College Club. 

 
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Rita DeFelice

January 30, 2017 |

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

Rita DeFelice, age 99 of McKeesport, died January 26, 2017 at Kane Regional Center in McKeesport. Survived by her children, Peggy Carter, Rita Ann DeFelice, Alicia DeFelice, William DeFelice and Nicholas DeFelice; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two daughters-in-law; and nieces and nephews. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 10 a.m. in St. Patrick Church, 310 32nd St., McKeesport, PA 15132. Private inurnment will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association, 810 River Ave., Ste. 140, Pgh, PA 15212. Condolences may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com

 

 


 

Lois Ann Finney

January 29, 2017 |

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

Lois Ann Finney, 81, of Greenock Heights, died Saturday January 28, 2017. She was born October 24, 1935 in Elizabeth Township and was the daughter of the late Albert E. and Susan A. Lacey Morrell. She was the wife of the late Donald E. Finney who died October 2, 2001. Lois was a member of the First Evangelical Free Church in McKeesport and had retired from Metropolitan Life Insurance Co.

 
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Cecelia F. “Sue” Weiss

January 29, 2017 |

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

Cecelia F. “Sue” Weiss, 77, of Irwin, died Thursday January 26, 2017, at home. She was born October 4, 1939 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Lawrence and Agnes Andrezejczak and was also preceded in death by her husband Manny L. Weiss and sisters Dorothy Meyers and Anadella Zoytash. She enjoyed cooking and loved to watch cooking shows and was an avid reader.
 
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John Stewart

January 29, 2017 |

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

John Stewart, 93 formerly of North Huntingdon, fondly known by his friends as "Jack" died January 28, 2017 at the Southwestern Veteran Center in Pittsburgh. He was born August 29, 1923 in McKeesport.

 
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David R. Altman

January 29, 2017 |

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

David R. Altman, age 91 of Lincoln Boro, passed away in Jefferson Hospital on Saturday, January 28, 2017.  Born April, 19, 1925, he was the son of the late David W. and Pearl (Voelker) Altman. 

 
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Henry "Hank" Gibala

January 29, 2017 |

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

Henry "Hank" Gibala, age 90 of Liberty Borough, passed away in his home on Wednesday, January 25, 2017.  Beloved husband of Geraldine (Dunlap) Gibala; father of Michelle Molanick; stepfather of Linda (Frank), Andy and Curtis (Sandy) McCullers; also suvived by six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren and sister Bertha Leonin.

 
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Mary Joan White

January 29, 2017 |

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

Mary Joan White, 71, of Duquesne, Pennsylvania, departed this life January 23, 2017 in UPMC McKeesport Hospital.

 
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Larry C. Carlson

January 29, 2017 |

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

Larry C. Carlson, 62 of North Huntingdon, died Thursday January 27, 2017, at home. He was born June 29, 1954 in Greensburg, a son of Thelma Lou Carlson Kifer of North Huntingdon and the late Charles L. Carlson. Larry was a graduate of Norwin High School, class of 1972 and attended Penn State University. He was the owner of Carlson Electric for many years. Most recently he was a certified electrical inspector for Building Inspection Underwriters of PA.
 
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Catherine "Kay" C. Trunzo

January 28, 2017 |

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

Catherine “Kay” C. Trunzo, 88, of Glassport, died January 27, 2017. She is the daughter of the late Luigi and Rosanne Carpino. Beloved wife of the late John F. Trunzo. She is survived by sons John “Jay” (Cathy) Trunzo of Glassport, Anthony (Darla) Trunzo of Liberty Boro, Paul (Jamie) Trunzo of Glassport, and Ross (Susan) Trunzo of Liberty Boro; daughter Rosanne Trunzo of Glassport; grandchildren Alyssa Leigh, Nicholas, Kaitlyn, Jacob, Jonathan, Brandon, and Kaleigh and great granddaughter Karina.

 
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Martha S. Nelson

January 28, 2017 |

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

Martha S. Nelson, age 90, of Westlake, Ohio, formerly of White Oak, PA, died Sunday, January 22, 2017.  She was born in McKeesport, PA on March 2, 1926 and was the daughter of the late Ira M. and Anna Reisner Shoup and the wife of the late G. Walter Nelson, Jr.  Martha earned her Bachelor of Arts degree at Westminster College and her Master of Arts at the University of Pittsburgh. She was an English teacher at Glassport Junior-Senior High School and Penn State University McKeesport Campus.  She was a private tutor and a member of the McKeesport College Club. 

She is survived by her daughters, Carol (Michael Hronek) Nelson of Bay Village, Ohio and Dr. Katherine A. Nelson of Ithaca, New York; grandchildren, Anne (Erich) Dietrich and John Nelson-Hronek.

Friends will be received at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation and Mortuary Services, Inc., 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, Supervisor, 412-678-6177), on Friday, February 3rd from 11:00 am until the time of service at 12:00 Noon.  Burial in Richland Cemetery.

Condolences may be made at www.strifflerfuneralhomes.com  

 
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Mary Mowrey

January 28, 2017 |

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

Mary (Tokar) Mowrey, age 95 of Liberty Borough, passed away at home, surrounded by her family on January 26,2017.  Born October 4, 1921 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late George and Anna (Zustulka) Ploskina and the wife of the late Stanley Tokar and Rowland Mowrey .  Mary was the owner and cosmetologist of Mary’s Beauty Shop for over 50 years and was a member of Holy Family Polish National Catholic Church.  She is survived by her daughters, Marilyn (Dan) Beran and Wendy (Kurt) Blotzer; grandchildren, Dawn (Todd) Scranton, Danielle Kemp, Deana (Mike) Campbell, Dan (Jen) Beran, Angela (Patrick) Smith, Adam Blotzer, Kelsey (Lee) Davidson, and Robert Blotzer; brother, Emil Ploskina and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by sons, Stanley and Gerald Tokar; brothers, Paul, Peter, Andrew, Mike, John, and Charles Ploskina and sister, Helen Scott.  Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Sunday, January 29, 2017 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, January 30, 2017 at Holy Family Polish National Catholic Church at 10 a.m.  Fr. Bruce Sleczkowski will officiate.  Interment will follow at St. Clare Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Family P.N.C.C. Organ Fund.  Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Jarad Anthony Angotti

January 27, 2017 |

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

Jarad Anthony Angotti, 30, of Jefferson Hills, formerly of Clairton passed away suddenly on Wednesday, January 25, 2017. He was born December 2, 1986 in Pittsburgh to Jerry Jr. and Pamela J. Bitkowski Angotti. Along with his parents he is survived by son, Mason P. Angotti and his mother Jessica Bricker of Friendsville, MD; brother, Jeremy M. Angotti of Jefferson;  grandmother Nancy Bitkowski of Jefferson, grandparents Jerry & Nancy Angotti of Clairton; many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.  Jarad was preceded in death by grandfather, Leonard Bitkowski Sr. and uncle, Leonard Bitkowski Jr. He was a 2005 graduate of Clairton High School, loved cars, music and astronomy.  Arrangements have been entrusted to S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th Street, Clairton, PA   15025.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

Moranelli Obituary

January 27, 2017 |

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

CHRISTOPHER MORANELLI, 53, of McKeesport, formerly of Glassport, died Jan. 23, 2017.  He is the son of the late Ralph and Vera (Gouker) Moranelli.  Chris is survived by his wife Dineen (Mazzocchetti) Moranelli; children Christopher Moranelli and Stacey Evans; grandchildren Laura, RJ and Alexis; brothers Ralph (Kathleen) Moranelli and Tony (Kelly) Moranelli; nieces, nephews and great nieces and great nephews and many dear friends.   He was preceded in death by his brother James Moranelli.  Friends will be received Sat. from 1 to 3 at the American Legion in Glassport.  Funeral arrangements by the Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport.

 

Walter Belinsky

January 26, 2017 |

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

Walter Belinsky, 89 of White Oak, died January 25, 2017 at UPMC McKeesport.  Born April 24, 1927 in Wall, he was the son of the late Samuel and Bertha (Dumbrosky) Belinsky and the beloved husband of the late Ellen (Simurda) Belinsky for 59 years.  He worked as a butcher at Marracini’s and was a member of the White Oak American Legion Post #701.  He is survived by his brother, John Belinsky and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.  He was preceded in death by siblings, Magdaline Wiltuk, Margaret Aiello, Florence Baron, Caroline Biondi, Stella  Zigarovich, Mildred Pardi, Demeter Belinsky, Verna Tasillo, and Helen Carnahan.  Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Friday, January 27, 2016 from 2-8 p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 10 a.m. in St. Angela of Merici Church.  Fr. Kevin Dominik will officiate.  Burial will follow at Good Shepherd Cemetery.  Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Angela of Merici Church.  Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Edward "Eddie" Paul Reganick

January 26, 2017 |

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

Edward "Eddie" Paul Reganick, age 68 of White Oak, formerly of Duquesne, passed away on January 25, 2017 at UPMC McKeesport. Born September 23, 1948 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late John and Anna (Chavis) Reganick, and loving husband of Roberta (Green) Reganick. Eddie was a proud graduate of Duquesne High School and went on to work for US Steel as a bargeman until his retirement after more than 28 years of service. In his free time, you could often find Eddie on a softball field playing the game he loved. He was a professional softball player for the Pittsburgh Hardhats and played for many of the area leagues. When not playing a game of ball, Eddie loved to spend time fishing, doing woodwork, and going to all the local flea markets to find more fishing gear and tools to tinker with. To say that he was a “handy-man” would be an understatement. He was always there to help family, friends, or a neighbor in need, whether it be a simple household problem or re-pointing a whole chimney. He also had a knack for buying old cars, or as he would say, "A-1 shape cars" and fixing them up to resell. Above all, he loved to spend time with his family and all those he had the chance to meet. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Aaron (Julie) Elm of Acme, Lisa (Phil) Siano of South Riding, VA, and Bill (Patty) Elm of Pittsburgh; grandchildren, Jake, Rebecca, Josh, Aaron Jr., and Kailey; brothers, George Reganick of Duquesne and John "Tubby"Reganick of McKeesport; and nephew, Michael Reganick of Neville Island. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Michael Reganick. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Sunday, January 29, 2017  from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, January 30, 2017 at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Pastor Jason Wilson will officiate. Entombment will follow at New St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Edward's memory may be made to the Salvation Army. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.

 

Fred J. Batley

January 26, 2017 |

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

Fred J. Batley, 86, of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday, January 26, 2017 at UPMC McKeesport Hospital.

 
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Sandra L. Simpson

January 26, 2017 |

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

Sandra L. Simpson, 69, of North Huntingdon, died Tuesday January 24, 2017. She was born April 10, 1947 in Greensburg, a daughter of the late William Jesse and Julia E. (Puspoki) Simpson. She was a graduate of Norwin High School and Clarion University and was a retired elementary teacher for the Norwin School District. She was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Irwin, and a member of the Pennsylvania State Education Association.
 
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William Lawrence Durosko

January 26, 2017 |

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

William Lawrence Durosko, 66, of Elizabeth Township, passed away on Wednesday January 25, 2017. He was born July 11,1950 in McKeesport and was the son of the late William G. and Elizabeth Bisogni Durosko . William was a USMC Veteran serving in the Vietnam War. For his service, he received the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal w/device, Vietnam Service Medal with 1 Star, and the RVN Cross of Gallantry w/palm & frame. He was a former machinist. He is survived by his wife, Carla Marie Sardello Durosko, son, Chad (Heather) Durosko of New Castle,, brother, Jeff (Mina) Durosko of Sewickley, sister, Gloria (James) Howell of Aurora, CO, grandchildren, Anna, Mia, and Nicholas, step-mother, Jacqueline Grecourt Durosko of Clairton, nieces and nephews.

 
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Mary E. (Gillis) Gaffney

January 26, 2017 |

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

Mary E. (Gillis) Gaffney, age 82, of North Versailles, passed away at home surrounded by family on Wednesday, January 25, 2017. She retired as a registered nurse from McKeesport Hospital after 29 years, and was a long time member of St. Robert Bellarmine Church in East McKeesport. She was preceded in death by her husband of over 43 years John P. Gaffney, parents Robert and Christina Gillis, brother John Gillis, and sisters Patricia Gillis and Christina Kennedy.
 
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Harold W. Sievern

January 26, 2017 |

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

Harold W. Sievern, 87, of Duquesne, died peacefully Tuesday, January 24, 2017. Born July 27, 1929, in McKeesport, he was the son of the Late William G. and Susan (Svihlo) Sievern. Mr. Sievern was a member of Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, West Mifflin, a retired Store Manager for the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company, Schwartz Markets, and proudly served in the U.S. Army, Korean Conflict. Beloved husband of Angeline (Ingel) Sievern, he is also survived by a son David Sievern and a daughter, Victoria (Robert) Busch.

 
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Albert Frederick "Mark" Taylor

January 26, 2017 |

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

Albert Frederick "Mark" Taylor, 45, of White Oak, died Wednesday January 25, 2017. He was born June 16, 1971 in Bryn Mawr and was the son of Jessie Bain Sutherland Taylor of Bryn Mawr and the late Albert Frederick Taylor. Mark was a member of McKeesport Gospel Hall in White Oak. His life was his family. Mark trusted Christ as his savior on July 20, 1987. He was a Pilot and had retired from NetJets in Columbus, OH.

 
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Celinda Virginia McGavern

January 26, 2017 |

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

Celinda Virginia McGavern, 98, of North Huntingdon, died Monday January 23, 2017 in Forbes Hospital . She was born December 6, 1918 in Philadelphia, and was the daughter of the late Louis H. and Lina Parker Forstner. She was the wife of the late William A. McGavern who died May 22, 2000. Along with her husband William, she was proprietor of the A-1 Sewer Cleaning Company, which is still in the family today.

 
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Grace Balogh

January 26, 2017 |

Published By Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home | Posted in: Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home

Grace Balogh, age 87 of Liberty Borough, PA, died on January 24, 2017, at the TLC Care Center in West Newton, PA.

 
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David D. "Diamond Dave" Raible, Jr.

January 25, 2017 |

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

David D. “Diamond Dave” Raible, Jr. age 60 of McKeesport, passed away on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System in Oakland. Born January 31, 1956 in McKeesport, he was the son of Adrienne (Roslosnick) Schonhardt and son of the late David D. Raible. David honorably served our country in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War, which he was always very proud of. He was truly a man of many talents, whether it be on the dance floor, earning his black belt in karate, or being able to play the drums like he was a trained musician. His love of music was an essential part of his life and something that he was honored to pass down to his children. While his friends and all those he crossed paths with meant the world to him, nothing compared to the love that he had for his children and family. His sense of humor was one of a kind and he could tell a story like no one else. Anyone that had the privilege of knowing Diamond Dave will forever remember his infectious laugh, and he had a special way of always being able to put a smile on your face. Dave had a personality that was larger than life and will be missed by so many. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his children, Rebecca Raible of McKeesport, Shane Raible of McKeesport, Angel Ivock of Johnstown and Kathy Kutchman of Johnstown; grandchildren, Evan and Emily Ivock; siblings, Bruce, Kevin, Sandy, Mechelle, Mary, Duane, Tina and Diane; nephews, Timmy and Blake and many other nieces and nephews; mother of his children, Sherrie Kutchman; and step-father, James Schonhardt. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Cindy Weimer. Family and friends will be received at Willig Funeral Home & Crematory on Friday, January 27, 2017 from 4 p.m. until time of Funeral Service at 6 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. A wake will follow at the Walnut Street Lounge. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to his brother, Bruce Raible to assist with the family’s expenses. Condolences may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com

 

Leona J. Shevke

January 25, 2017 |

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

Leona J. Shevke of Liberty Borough died January 24, 2017 at LGAR Health & Rehab Center in Turtle Creek. Born in Austria, she was the daughter of the late Wasyl and Anna (Michigan) Smolinsky and the wife of the late Erfan Shevke. Leona was a lifetime member of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Byzantine Catholic Parish, dedicated pyrohy maker for the church, and former ladies auxiliary member of Liberty Borough Fire Department. She was a wonderful cook and her homemade cherry pies were a special treat. Leona enjoyed sewing, crochet, and embroidery. She taught herself how to play harmonica, and on holidays, especially Christmas Eve, she would perform to the joy of her family. A world traveler, she accompanied her husband to places including, Cyprus and Europe. She also spoke three languages. She is survived by daughter, Lee (Ronald) Stebick, grandson, Ronald Anthony Stebick, sisters, Mary (the late Henry) Belback, Olive (the late John) Benyak, Genevieve (the late Andrew) Yuna, and Pearl (the late Joe) Rolnik; goddaughter, Joanne Wakefield and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by sister, Jean Konias; brothers, Stanley Smolnicky and Michael Smolinsky. Family and friends will be received at Willig Funeral Home & Crematory on Thursday, January 26, 2017 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Requiem Divine Liturgy will be Friday, January 27, 2017, 11 a.m. in St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church with Rev. Gregory Madeya as celebrant. Interment will follow at the church cemetery. Condolences may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com

 

Michael G. Smider

January 25, 2017 |

Published By Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home | Posted in: Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home

Michael G. Smider

Age 68, of Dravosburg, passed peacefully surrounded by family on Sunday, January 22, 2017.

 
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June R. (Hood) Marnell

January 25, 2017 |

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

June R. (Hood) Marnell, age 81 of Clairton, passed away on January 24, 2017 in HCR Manor Care, Whitehall. June was born in West Elizabeth on June 30, 1935 to Margaret (Kibe) Hood of Pleasant Hills and the late Leroy Hood. 

 
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Walter F. Baczkowski

January 25, 2017 |

Published By Editor | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

 “Small town lawyer from McKeesport”, Walter F. Baczkowski, age 74 of Murrysville, passed away surrounded by family on January 24, 2017. 

Brother of Constance B. Noll, devoted husband of 47 years to Ann; father to Chris (Tim), Mark (Becky), Amy (Greg), Brian (Alison) and Mike and grandfather to Renee, Ryan, Bradley, Jack, Allison, Bobby, Maddie and Chloe.   After graduating from St. Meinrad College, Walt taught at Shadyside Academy during the day and attended law school at night.  He graduated with his Juris Doctor from Duquesne University in 1970 and shortly thereafter passed the bar exam which enabled him to serve as administrator in charge of McKeesport Trust Department for Western Pennsylvania National Bank before moving into private practice with offices in McKeesport and Murrysville.

 
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Joseph William Classic III

January 25, 2017 |

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

Joseph William Classic III, 58, of Rostraver, formerly of Dravosburg, passed away at UPMC Presbyterian in Pittsburgh on Monday, January 23, 2017.  He was born April 12, 1958 in McKeesport to the late Joseph William Jr. and Harriet Michalski Classic. Joseph is survived by domestic partner, Marsha Gulya of Rostraver; former wife, Karen Ruybal of McKeesport; son, Zachary Joseph Classic of Bridgeville; daughter, Alexandra Elisabeth Classic of Verona; grandchildren, Brayden Thomas & Brynn Bettina Walker both of Verona; brother, Chris (Stephanie) Classic of Dravosburg; sister, Diane (Tom) Churchill of Donora, pet dog, Orbit; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.  Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by son Nicholas William Classic who passed away 2015.  Joseph was a veteran of the US Marines, a member of Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church in Duquesne, Dravosburg American Legion Post 380, Clairton Sportsmen’s Club, was self-employed as “Classic Custom Painting”, loved animals, was an avid toy collector, enjoyed hunting, fishing and the outdoors in general.  Family and friends will be received from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at I. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 203 Fourth Street, Dravosburg,  PA  15034.  Service will take place at the funeral home on Friday January 27, 2017 at noon followed by interment at Calvary Cemetery in Port Vue.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

James Barry “Butch” Detwiler

January 25, 2017 |

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

James Barry “Butch” Detwiler, 70, of Elizabeth, Pennsylvania passed away Monday, January 23, 2017 at his home. He was born October 30, 1946 to the late Frank and Lois West Detwiler.

 
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Donald Kovach

January 24, 2017 |

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

Donald Kovach, age 84 of Port Vue, passed away on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at Kane Regional Center in McKeesport. Born to Ilona and Paul Kovach in McKeesport where the Youghiogheny meets the Monongahela, Donald was in his later childhood raised by his grandparents in No. 9, an unincorporated coal mining town near Farmington, W.Va. Growing up near the small town of Farmington, near Fairmont, he would meet his future wife, Helen Jean "Bookie" Pasko, in high school. Shortly after graduating in 1950 and returning to McKeesport, his father Paul "exaggerated" his son's age so that Donald could gain employment at National Tube Works.

 
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June Goss Richardson

January 24, 2017 |

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

June Goss Richardson, 91, of North Versailles, died Sunday January 22, 2017. An Elder of Linway U.P. Church, she was a volunteer for Meals On Wheels for 40 years and a member of AARP Ch. 2580 and the North Versailles Senior Citizens. She had a loving and adventurous spirit. She is the wife of the late William J. Richardson and companion of the late Chuck Carothers; mother of Linda (Jerome) Lowe, Janis (William) Seitz, Jill (Paul) Allan, and Jim (Carmen) Richardson; grandmother of Jerry (Melissa) Lowe Jr., Jamie (Ed) Kraus, Eric Seitz, and Nathan (Britni) Allan; great grandmother of Brianna, Lexi, and Jordis Kraus, Siena and Keisel Allan, and J.T. Lowe; sister of Norma (Kenneth) George and the late Patricia Varsafsky.
 
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Lorraine Marie Hays Zajicek

January 24, 2017 |

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

Lorraine Marie Hays Zajicek, age 94, of McKeesport died on Monday, January 23, 2017.  She was born in McKeesport on August 10, 1922. She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Carl J. Zajicek, and was the daughter of the late Clifford R. and Lillian Dietrich Hays, stepdaughter of Lillian McMarlin Hays, and granddaughter of Rose and Robert Hays.

 
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Edward E. Humphreys

January 24, 2017 |

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

Edward Eugene Humphreys, 75, of McKeesport, died January 23, 2017, with his sister by his side.  She was there for him when he needed her, and was his best friend.  Beloved son of the late Edward R. and Isabelle C. McBride Humphreys, their first born.  They were truly blessed to have a wonderful son.  He was their life, and he gave them nothing but happiness.  His life was fulfilled with the love that he got from his parents.  He was a kind hearted person and everyone loved him.  He always had a joke to tell to make someone smile or laugh.  He loved playing the guitar and going to the park.  He worked for Francis McBride Wall Coverings as a wall paper hanger, and served in the U.S. Navy.  He had a heart of gold and a wonderful soul, and a kind, loving, and sweet spirit.  With his laugh and his smile, he helped ease the pain and suffering of many.  Now he is at peace, free from his own pain and suffering.  When you love someone, every moment is shadowed by the fear of loss.  The more you loved, the more you feel the loss.  His death leaves a giant hole in the hearts of his many family members and friends.  Today we are not saying goodbye, but only saying we will see you again.  He is survived by his brother, Steven Humphreys of McKeesport and his sister, Sally Humphreys of McKeesport, also by his beloved pets, Max, Abigal, and Maggie, who loved him with all their hearts.  The Yorkies were the joy of his life. Friends will be received in the Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 on Friday, January 27, 2017, from 2-4 & 6-8 PM, where a Blessing will be celebrated by the Rev. Thomas A. Wagner at 3:30 PM.

 

Virginia Frobouck Vaught

January 24, 2017 |

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

VIRGINIA M. FROBOUCK VAUGHT, 97 of Glassport, died Jan. 21, 2017.  She is survived by her sons Randy (Rebecca) Frobouck of Oakmont, Steve (Raenette) Frobouck of Oakmont and Pete (Patricia) Frobouck of Mt. Lebanon and grandchildren Reagan and Hunter Frobouck.

Funeral arrangements were handled by the Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport.

 

Michael Darnell Randall “ Mike Randall”

January 24, 2017 |

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

Michael Darnell Randall “ Mike Randall”, born February 20, 1964 of Blythdale, PA was called home to be with the Lord on the morning of Friday, January 20, 2017, surrounded by the people who loved him.  Michael succumbed to injuries that were caused due to a tragic accident.

 
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Nachell Coleman

January 23, 2017 |

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

Nachell Coleman, age 30, of McKeesport and formerly of Duquesne passed on Wednesday, January 11, 2017. Friends were received Sunday 1-3 p.m. in Elmer L Herman Funeral Home 5204 2nd Ave Hazelwood.  


 
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Helen Ann (Vitale) Scott

January 23, 2017 |

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

Helen A. (Vitale) Scott, age 88, on Sunday, January 22, 2017.  She was of Greenock.

Arrangements by Elmer L. Herman Funeral Home

"Dignified Funerals, Celebrations of Life, Green Burials and Cremations with Care"

www.elmerhermanfuneralhome.com

 
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Norma E. Gecan

January 23, 2017 |

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

Norma E. Gecan, age 92 of Jefferson Hills and formerly of West Mifflin, passed away on Sunday, January 22, 2017 in Lawson's Nursing Home.  Born December 20, 1924 in Courtney, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Caroline (Flowers) Stokes.

 
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Carl L. Loughner

January 23, 2017 |

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

Carl L. Loughner, 85, of North Huntingdon, celebrated his 85th birthday on Friday and passed away Sunday, January 22, 2017 at his home.

 
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Marilyn Y. "Molly" Bowen

January 22, 2017 |

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

Marilyn Y. "Molly" (Niskosky) Bowen, age 90, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Saturday January 21, 2017, at Southwestern Nursing Center. She was a member of Round Hill Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth Twp.

 
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Kathern P. Brulja

January 22, 2017 |

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

Kathern P. Brulja, age 93 of McKeesport, passed away Sunday, January 22, 2017 in Southwestern Nursing Center in West Mifflin.  Born March 13, 1923 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Ljubic) Brulja.

 
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Paul Keenan

January 22, 2017 |

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

Paul Keenan, age 84, of White Oak died on Saturday January 21, 2017. He was born in McKeesport on October 11, 1932 and is the son of the late James and Gladys Jordan Keenan. He retired from USS National Tube as an engineer and served in the Navy during the Korean War. He was a member at St. Angela Merici Church, the Croatian Club in Versailles, 6th ward EBA Club in McKeesport, and the White Oak America Legion Post 701. He was the former senior vice commander of the East McKeesport VFW post 8430, and past governor of the former Moose Club in McKeesport.

 

He is survived by his wife; Dolores DiPerna Keenan, step-sons; Paul (Linda) Skalski of West Mifflin, Peter (Cynthia) Skalski of Essex, MD, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

 

Friends and family will be received at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation and Mortuary Services, Inc., 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, Supervisor, 412-678-6177), on Tuesday January 24th from 4 pm until 8 pm. Services will be on Wednesday January 25th at 9:30 am in the funeral home chapel with Father Kevin Dominik officiating. Burial will follow. Condolences may be made at www.strifflerfuneralhomes.com 

 
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Kevin R. Brown

January 22, 2017 |

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

Kevin R. Brwon age 55, West Mifflin on January 19, 2017. He was born October 14, 1961 in Atlantic City, NJ. He was a son of Hugh Brown, Jr. of West Mifflin and the late Mildred (Radosevich) Brown. He was a laborer, he enjoyed fishing, surfing being with his family, especially his grandchildren. Beloved husband of 11 years to Marsha (Gougler) Brown; stepfather of Ryan Beharry of West Mifflin and step-grandchildren, Brayden and Peyton; brother of Hugh (Patty) Brown III of Absecon, NJ and Pam (Bill) Schneider of Brigantine, NJ; son-in-law of Clara Gougler; cousin of Paul (Mary) Cubakovic, Brian (Sandy) Cubakovic; brother-in-law of Bruce (Denise) Cubakovic and Glenn (Patty) Gougler; nephew of Dorothy Illes; uncle of Brent, Matt and Ginger Cubakovic, Austin Gougler, Billy Schneider, Stephen Schneider, Caitlin and Sean Brown, Eric (Becky) Cubakovic, Jennifer (Rege) Makowski; great-uncle of Quinn Cubakovic, Mallory and Duke Makowski. Memorial Visitation on Friday, January 27, 2017 from 2-8 p.m. at the MALLOY - SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne (412-466-3300). Words of comfort will be at 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to his family.

 

Agnes A. Kopolovich

January 22, 2017 |

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

Agnes A. Kopolovich age 84, of West Mifflin, on January 19, 2017. She was a daughter of the late Joseph and Marie (Dudash) Rago. She was a retired Registered Nurse with 40 years service at McKeesport Hospital. She was a 1953 graduate of Allegheny General Hospital School of Nursing. She was a member of Christ the Light of the World Parish and their former Women's Guild. She loved traveling and card playing. She was an avid reader and a passionate football fan and booster for Duquesne, West Mifflin and McKeesport High School. She was active in the former West Mifflin Annex Senior Citizens. When asked, "how are you?" she would say, "overworked and underpaid!" Beloved wife of the late Michael C. "Kope" Kopolovich; mother of Kim (Ted) Spear of White Oak, the late Amy (surviving spouse, Dean) Conrad of West Mifflin, late David (surviving spouse, Nancy) Kopolovich of McKeesport; grandmother of Michael (Melissa) Conrad, Amanda (Steve) Berube, Melissa Conrad, Stacey (Brian) Tharp, Kelly (Scott) Knoche, David C. (Maria) Kopolovich, and Dr. Daniel (Tijana) Kopolovich; also six great-grandchildren; sister of Cecilia (Joseph "Whitey") Hlad of West Mifflin, late Louise(late Andrew) Krasman, late Joseph (late Alicia) Rago; also nieces and nephews. Visitation Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 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 10 a.m. A special heartfelt thank you to all of her professional caregivers. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to one's favorite charity.

 
 
 

Miles Milkovich

January 21, 2017 |

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

Miles Milkovich, 99, of Glassport, died Thursday January 19, 2017. He was born December 31, 1917 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Mile and Smilja Lalich Milkovich . He was the husband of the late Elizabeth D. "Betty" (Babyak) Milkovich who died October 28, 2011. Miles was a member of St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church, McKeesport and its Men's Club. He was also a member of National Tube's Foreman's Club and the Glassport American Legion Post 443 where he was recently honored as the oldest member.

 
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Dolores Ann Elko

January 21, 2017 |

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

Dolores Ann Elko, 83, of McKeesport, died Friday, January 20, 2017 at Baldwin Health Center. She was born August 3, 1933 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Joseph and Anna Kotch. She was married to the late Richard M. Elko, Sr., who passed away November 26, 1988. Dolores was a homemaker and full time mom to her children. She was a member of the former St. Stephen Hungarian Church in McKeesport.

 
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Eugene "Spike" J. Crawford

January 21, 2017 |

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

Eugene “Spike” J. Crawford, 89 of McKeesport, Pennsylvania, departed this life Tuesday, January 17, 2017 in McKeesport.

 
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Bonnie Tarli Moranelli

January 21, 2017 |

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

Bonnie Tarli Moranelli, 66, of Glassport passed away at home January 19, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. She was born April 8, 1950 in McKeesport to the late Anthony and Dolly Brown Tarli. She is survived by her loving husband of 40+ years, Anthony (Bo) Moranelli. “Bozie” adored and took amazing care of his beloved “Bon Bon”. Along with her husband, Bonnie is survived by daughter, Heather (John) McDonald of Centerville; son Anthony “Tony” (Julie) Moranelli of Jefferson Hills; daughter Amy (Joe Nagy) Johnson of Glassport. She thought the sun rose and set around her grandchildren, Sara & Jason McClellan, Raya McDonald, Luke & Morgan Johnson, Livia & “baby-to be Anthony”. Bonnie is also survived by sisters, Susan (Jim) Fetter of VA, Linda Tarli of NY, & Mary Lou Skundrich of CA; brother Tony (Vicki) Tarli of Liberty Boro; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Bonnie was a kind, caring and giving person putting others first at all times. She was a past president of the Ladies’ Auxiliary at CHC #1, a past president of the South Allegheny Football Boosters, worked in the bakery at Giant Eagle Southland, was a cashier at Glassport Thrift Shop and a member of the Vermont Avenue Card Club. Bonnie was best known for the love she had for her family, her amazing lady locks, and the joy she received by feeding her family and friends. Family and friends will be received from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 pm on Tuesday January 24, 2017 at E. C. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 235 Monongahela Avenue, Glassport, PA 15045. A service will take place at the funeral home on Wednesday January 25, 2017 at 11:00 am followed by entombment. Condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

Anthony Sorrentino

January 21, 2017 |

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

ANTHONY SORRENTINO, 23 of Glassport died Jan. 21, 2017.  He is the beloved son of Tina (Hopton) and Philip Sorrentino.  Anthony is also survived by his grandmother Sandra Majzer and grandmother Viola Economos; brother Philip (Jaclyn) Sorrentino, Jr.; sister Samantha Sorrentino; uncles Nick (Cheryl) Sorrentino; Cory (Lindsay) Hopton and Gary (Marie) Hopton; aunt Sandy Forkey; also many cousins and friends.

Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport Tues. 2-4 and 6-8, at which time a funeral service will be held.

 

Doris M. Kapolka

January 21, 2017 |

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

Doris M. Kapolka age 81, of Duquesne, on January 19, 2017, at home. She was a daughter of the late Salvatore “Sam” and Grace (Vash) Renda. She retired as a receptionist at Western Psych, she was a former hostess at Paules Look Out and a receptionist at the Maloy - Schleifer Funeral Home. She was the beloved wife of the late Donald C. Kapolka; mother of twin sons, Dean (Ann Ringling) Kapolka of Hempfield and Donald (Lori McKay) Kapolka of Duquesne; grandmother of Alex and Lauren Kapolka; sister of the late Rose M. (late Edward F.) Fagan, late Bruno (late Ethel) Renda, late Joseph (late Anna) Renda, late Mary (late Jerry) Brunner, late John R. “Bob” (surviving spouse Anna Mae)  Renda, late Elizabeth “Betty” (late Joseph) Bosnyak, late Grace “Dolly” (late Patrick) Monaghan; special friend of Renee Raymond of Pleasant Hills; also nieces and nephews. Visitation Sunday from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Monday from         12-8 p.m. at the MALOY - SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300. Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Holy Name Church of Christ the Light of the World Parish. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Mifflin.

 

Robert E. Locke

January 20, 2017 |

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

Robert E. Locke, 90, of Jeannette, passed away Friday, January 20, 2017 at Excela Health Westmoreland. He was born January 24, 1926 in Wilmerding, Pa., a son of the late Elmer and Mary Edith Attig Locke. Prior to his retirement, Robert worked for Westinghouse Electric Corporation with 40 years of service and was a veteran of WWII having served in the US Navy where he served as a member of the band. He was a member of St. Agnes Parish, North Huntingdon where he was active in the music ministry, Men's Club, Extraordinary minister of the Eucharist, Pro-Life Committee, past president of the Emerald Club and Knights of Columbus Council 1222 Jeannette. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Alverna Bost Locke. He is survived by his son, Richard F. Locke and his wife, Mary Lou; daughter, Stephanie M. Sunder and her husband, Barry; four grandchildren, Richard E. and Katie Lou Locke, Makaila and Noah R. Sunder, grand dog Nellie. Friends will be received on Monday from 2-8 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. A Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday at 10 a.m. in St. Agnes Church. Interment Good Shepherd Cemetery, Memorial Donations may be made to the Knights of Columbus Charities, Clelian Heights School or Excela Hospice. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 
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John Nicora, Jr.

January 20, 2017 |

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

John Nicora Jr., of White Oak, died Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, at his residence. He was born Aug. 1, 1924, in McKeesport, a son of the late John and Mary Bosga Nicora.

 
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James Jesse Lewis

January 20, 2017 |

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

James “Jim” Jesse Lewis, 92, of Glassport, formerly of Baldwin, passed away at home on Thursday, January 19, 2017 surrounded by his family.  He was born in Perry, NY on April 10, 1924 to the late Mildred Schooley Lewis.  James was the loving husband for 15 years to the late Lois Beatrice Whitfield Lewis.  He is survived by daughter, Lisa (Anthony) M. Ficarri of Hampton; son, William Lewis of Brentwood; daughters Cynthia (Jeffrey) Yochum & Marjorie (Daniel) Rogiero both of Brentwood; grandchildren, Michael Mahoney of Hampton, Tony (Toni) Rogiero of Baldwin, Justin Rogiero, John Yochum, Brian Yochum & Amber Lewis all of Brentwood; great-grandchildren, Nikki, Katie, & Russell Lewis; very special niece Linda Lewis and nephew Brian Lewis. Along with his mother and wife, James was preceded in death by brothers, Timothy Lewis & George Lewis. James served in the U.S. Army Air Force during WWII as a member of the 22nd Troop Carrier Squadron in the Philippines. He was a salesman for Cole National Corp for over 50 years, receiving a “Salesman of The Year” award, an avid Steeler and Pirate fan, a member of North Zion Lutheran Church in Pittsburgh, a lifetime member of American Legion Post 712 in Pleasant Hills and VFW Post 803 in Wilson, and to some was considered a “pool shark”. Family and friends will be received Sunday, January 22, 2017 from 12 – 4 and 6 – 8 pm at E. C. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 235 Monongahela Avenue, Glassport,  PA   15045. A service will take place at the funeral home on Monday, January 23, 2017 at 12:30 pm followed by Interment with full military honors at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies in Bridgeville.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

Daniel T. Gilmour

January 20, 2017 |

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

Daniel Gilmour age 60 of East Pittsburgh, formerly of North Huntingdon, died January 19, 2017 at his home.  Born May 18, 1956 in Mckeesport, son of the late Daniel C. Gilmour and Anna Mae Lipko Gilmour, he was preceeded in death by a brother Gary David Gilmour. Surviving are two sisters, Mary Jane Gilmour, of North Huntingdon, and Karen Singh, of Ohio,  Services are private.

 

Dorene Bayura

January 19, 2017 |

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

Dorene R. Bayura, age 72, of McKeesport, died on January 13, 2017 at UPMC McKeesport Hospital. Born August 14, 1944 in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late Joseph F. and Elizabeth M. (Donovan) Skovran and the wife of the late Thomas L. Bayura Sr. Dorene was a loving wife, mother and grandmother (Grammy B). She retired as an assistant cook from the former Glennshire Woods nursing home where she worked for 12 years. It was pleasing to her to help cook for the residents and to make some very dear friends along the way, especially her co-workers from the kitchen. She was also a Vietnam War era veteran, serving in the Marines. She liked to cook, crochet, craft, enjoyed coloring as of lately, and loved reading Sci-Fi, romance, and fantasy novels. Dorene is survived by her children: Thomas L. (Angela) Bayura Jr, Dorene Bayura, and William J. Bayura; grandchildren: Hayden C. and Nathan T. Bayura; siblings: Joseph E. Skovran, Michael G. (Tess) Skovran, Joann (Lance) Behm, Joyce M. Skovran, John R. (Karen) Skovran, Cheryl A. (Joe) Yusavage and Elizabeth M. Skovran. In addition to her parents and husband, Dorene is preceded in death by siblings: Harriet Forrest, William A. Skovran and Anna Marie Skovran. Family and friends will be received at the Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Saturday January 21, 2017 from 1-3p.m. and 6-9p.m. A blessing service will be held at 8p.m. at the funeral home. Pastor Jody Dausey will officiate. Inurnment will be at New St. Joseph’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Diabetes Association at 100 W Station Square Drive # 1900, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Mary E. Hutchison

January 19, 2017 |

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

Mary E. Hutchison, age 92, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at Hempfield Manor.

 
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Robert E. O’Leary Sr.

January 19, 2017 |

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

Robert E. O’Leary Sr., age 93, of North Versailles, passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2017. He was born in Swissvale, a son of the late Daniel and Helen (Dumigan) O’Leary. He was a member of St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church in East McKeesport. Robert was an Army Air Corp Veteran of World War II who went on to be a Master Plumber for over 40 years. He was a member of the Plumbers Local #27, Green Valley VFW and the American Legion in White Oak.
 
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Nellie Ruth (Rugg) Faix

January 18, 2017 |

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

Nellie Ruth (Rugg) Faix, 88, of North Huntingdon, formerly of Elizabeth Township, went to be with the Lord and joined her beloved husband "Pete" on Tuesday January 17, 2017. She was born April 3, 1928 in Fort Hill and was the daughter of the late Simon Peter and Jennie Marie Phillippi Rugg. She was the wife of the late Earl F. "Pete" Faix who died January 15, 2008. They were married for 57 years.

 
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Flora E. Waugaman

January 18, 2017 |

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

Flora E. Waugaman, 100, peacefully on January 15, 2017. Daughter of the late Frank and Bertha Berlin Waugaman; aunt of Richard Owens (Karla), Rodney Croyle (Becky), Gregory Croyle (Debbie), Shaun Croyle, and Judy Stoves (Dave); sister of the late Sarah Owens, Eleanor Waugaman, and Franklin Waugaman. Flora was a 1935 graduate of Norwin High School and retired from Brinks Armored Transport. She was a lifelong resident of Irwin and a member of First United Church of Christ, Irwin.
 
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Louise Rose Marie Edwards

January 18, 2017 |

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

Louise Rose Marie Edwards, 74, died on Monday, January, 16, 2017. She was born November 25, 1942 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Edward and Angeline (DiPerna) Peck and was also preceded in death by her husband of over 51 years Dean Paul Edwards, son Patrick Peck and a granddaughter Carly Ann Truszka. She was a member of the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Irwin, and was a devoted, loving, caring mother.
 
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Karen Hoffman

January 18, 2017 |

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

Karen Hoffman, 60, of Baldwin, formerly of 10th Ward (McKeesport), passed away at Jefferson Hills Manor on Tuesday January 17, 2017.  She was born July 30, 1956 in McKeesport to the late Frank and Verna Gaffron Ring.  Karen is survived by daughter, Sharon E. Topley of Elizabeth; sons, Sean Hurley, Brian (Laura) Hurley of Glassport; sister, Doreen (Bob) Peretic of Irwin; brothers, Ronald (Chris) Ring of Valencia, Frank (Pam) Ring of Hermine, Ken (Kim) Ring of McKeesport, David Ring of McKeesport; seven grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. She enjoyed using a C.B Radio (Sugar), making candy, baking, and color painting.  Arrangements have been entrusted to S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N 6th Street, Clairton,  PA   15025. There will be a memorial service at a later date. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

Richard H. Evans Sr.

January 18, 2017 |

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

Richard H. Evans Sr., age 73, of Elizabeth Township, passed away on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at West Penn Hospital. He was a retired heaterman in the Coke Department at U.S. Steel Clairton Works. He was a Navy veteran serving during Vietnam. He was a member of the Clairton Steel Works Patchers Golf League and the Independent Men's League at White Oak Bowl.

 
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Elizabeth Angelo

January 18, 2017 |

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

ELIZABETH ANGELO, 97, of Glassport, died Jan. 17, 2017.  She is the wife of the late Frank Angelo and mother of Thelma Decolati of Glassport.  She is also survived by her grandchildren Louie, Donna, Johnny, Lynn and Joann; also great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her sons Frank and Louis Angelo.

 
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Walter "Buck" Charles Salka

January 18, 2017 |

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

Walter “Buck” Charles Salka, 81, of Clairton, formerly of Bunola, passed away at home on January 16, 2017.  He was born June 1, 1935, in Bunola, to the late John and Sophie Fetchen Salka. He is survived by daughter, Melissa A. Lees of Elizabeth; son Carl (Samantha) Salka of Ramona, CA;  grandchildren, Gunner, Dallas & Summer Lees; brothers, Ted Salka & Frank Salka both of Bunola; and sister, Agnes Leskus of Bethel Park.  Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Michael, Joseph, Stanley, and Clarence Salka; sisters, Clare Krauss, Blanche Salka, Mary Lewis, and Helen Salka.  Walter served in the U S Airforce during the Korean War, was a member of the V.F.W, W.A.C Club and American Legion all in Clairton, and was retired from U. S. Steel Irvin Works Plant in West Mifflin. Arrangements have been entrusted to S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th Street, Clairton,  PA   15025. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

Lawrence Thompson Sr

January 17, 2017 |

Published By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Lawrence Thompson Sr., 75, died Jan. 13, 2017. He was born Jan. 13, 1942.

Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Jan. 18 at Second Baptist Church, 108 W. 12th Ave., Homestead, where a service will be held at 11 a.m. Jan. 19. Interment to follow at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 19 at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, 1158 Morgan Rd., South Fayette Twp.

Arrangements in charge of Tunie Funeral Home, Homestead.

 

Jason M. Hohman

January 17, 2017 |

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

Jason M. Hohman, 32, of Jeannette, formerly of North Huntingdon, died Saturday January 14, 2017. He was born June 21, 1984 in Jeannette, the son of Frank Jr. and Lori J. (Randolph) Hohman of North Huntingdon. Jason was a graduate of Norwin High School, class of 2003. He was a big wrestling fan and also a Steelers and Penguins fan.
 
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Jesi Jefferson

January 17, 2017 |

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

Jesi Jefferson, 21 of McKeesport, Pennsylvania, passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2017 in McKeesport.

 
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Gretrude Starmack Curry (Tauber

January 17, 2017 |

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

Gertrude Starmack Curry (Tauber), 89 of McKeesport, Pa. passed away peacefully on January 16,2017.

 
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Lula Louise "Noodles" Teck

January 16, 2017 |

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

Lula Louise "Noodles" Teck, age 65 of McKeesport, died Monday, January 16, 2017 with her family by her side. She was born in McKeesport on May 21, 1951, daughter of the late Edwin and Martha (Ostrander) Moore. Lula was preceded in death by her husband Richard Teck.

 
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Louis "Bill" Buzzatto

January 16, 2017 |

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

Louis "Bill" Buzzatto age 74 of White Oak, on January 13, 2017 at home surrounded by his family and their love. He was the son of the late Louis and Wilda (Miller) Buzzatto. He was a retired mechanic and welder in the automotive industry. He was a “Mr. Fix It”, always ready and willing to help anyone in their time of need. He was a prayer warrior and a member of the Duquesne - West Mifflin Knights of Columbus #4210. Beloved husband of 49 years to Joline A. (Hamerski) Buzzatto; father of Louis (Deanne) Buzzatto, Jr. of Arizona, Sarah Beth Buzzatto of South Park, Brian Anthony Buzzatto of White Oak and the late Christopher Chester Buzzatto; grandfather of Cameron Matthew Ray, Kylie Buzzatto and Rachael Buzzatto; son-in-law of Irene (the late Chester) Hamerski; also survived by brothers and sisters-in-law, along with nieces and nephews. Visitation on Monday 6-8 p.m. and Tuesday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the MALOY - SCHLIEFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne (412-466-3300). Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday at Corpus Christi Church at 10 a.m. with Rev. Steven Palsa officiating. Burial will be in Jefferson Memorial Park.

 

Eleanor V. Lyons

January 16, 2017 |

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

Eleanor V. (Serfazo) Lyons, age 80 McKeesport, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 15, 2017 in Allegheny General Hospital after a long illness.  Born October 6, 1936 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Stephen and Elizabeth (Makatura) Serfazo.

 
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Priscilla L. Jurann

January 16, 2017 |

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

Priscilla L. Jurann, age 76 of Port Vue, died on Monday, January 16, 2017 at her home. She was born in Pittsburgh on November 19, 1940, daughter of the late Philip F. and Laura B. (Franz) Jurann.

 
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Pauline J. Wood

January 16, 2017 |

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

Pauline J. Wood, age 94, of North Huntingdon, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, January 16, 2017 at Transitions Health Care Center, North Huntingdon.

 
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Shelly Trainer

January 16, 2017 |

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

Shelly (Potts) Trainer, age 65 of Clairton, passed away at home on Saturday, January 14, 2017.  Born August 26, 1951 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Richard Potts and Joan C. (O'Donnell) Bonner.

 
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Sophie Jupin

January 16, 2017 |

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

Sophie Jupin, age 95 of Clairton, passed away on Friday, January 15, 2017 in Hanover Hospital in Hanover, PA.  Born April 2, 1921 in Coal Center, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Teresa (Calabrese) Tamborino. 

 
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Marlene Jenkins Pryer

January 16, 2017 |

Published By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Marlene Jenkins Pryer died Jan. 14, 2017. She was born May 2, 1952. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19 at Tunie Funeral Home, Inc., 218 E. 11th Ave., Homestead. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 20 at Bethlehem Baptist Church, 716 Walnut St.,  McKeesport. Interment will follow at 1:30 p.m. at Restland Memotial Park, 990 Patton St., Monroeville.

(Corrected to add day of visitation. We apologize for the omission, which was not the funeral home's fault.)

 

Matthew G. Gazdich

January 16, 2017 |

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

Matthew G. Gazdich, age 38, of Christy Park died January 12, 2017 at home. Born June 6, 1978 in McKeesport, he was the son of George P. Gazdich and Dagmar (Hansen) Oglesby. Matthew worked at the CCAC South Campus as a computer lab technician and taught Java programming. He attended Holy Family Polish National Catholic Church. He loved his animals, Cujo, Mouseface, Sadie, and Cocoa. He enjoyed writing, trail bicycling, and his “pen collection.”

 
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Theodore R. Segiel Sr.

January 15, 2017 |

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

Theodore R. Segiel Sr, age 83, of North Huntingdon, formerly of Lincoln Place, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at his home.

 
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Alan M. Tucker

January 15, 2017 |

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

Alan M. Tucker, age 31 of Versailles, passed away at home on Friday, January 13, 2017.  Born September 5, 1985 in Pittsburgh, he was a son of Lois Tucker of Versailles and the late Ronald Jay Tucker. 

 
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Judy Schmidt

January 14, 2017 |

Published By Editor | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Judy Schmidt died peacefully January 13, 2017. She led a very blessed life and was rewarded with two wonderful sons, a beautiful daughter-in-law and a spectacular grandson. Mr. and Mrs. Jennifer and Philip Schmidt, Mr. Michael Schmidt, Jr. and grandson, Charles James Schmidt. Judy also leaves behind her loving brother and wife Eugene and Carol Pierce (PA) and sister Marti and Arthur Blanchard (SC) and sister-in-law Nini Pierce (PA) and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

 
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Irene Ann Kula

January 14, 2017 |

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

IRENE ANN KULA, 93, of Glassport died Jan. 13, 2017.  She is the daughter of the late George and Mary (Kushner) Dobos.  Beloved wife of the late Albert Kula.  She is survived by daughters Valeria Kula of West Virginia, Marge (James) Wolff of Murrysville and Terry (Lewis) Speiran of Murrysville; sons Albert Kula, Jr. of Glassport and Timothy Kula of Glassport; grandchildren Lonnie, Jared, Callann and Jeffrey; sisters Betty Janov of North Versailles, Velma Rollison of Scottsdale and Sr. Marion Dobos, OSB of Pittsburgh; also nieces and nephews.

 
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Glenn Bupp

January 14, 2017 |

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

Glenn Bupp, 58, of Elizabeth Township, died Thursday January 12, 2017. He was born January 9, 1959 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Glenn and Irene Treager Bupp. Glenn worked for US Steel Edgar Thompson Works in Braddock. He was an avid Softball player and Duck Pin Bowler. He enjoyed riding his quad with his grandson Justin and loved watching the Pittsburgh Penguins.

 
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John G. “Lobo” Barretta

January 14, 2017 |

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

John G. “Lobo” Barretta, 88, of McKeesport, died Jan. 11, 2017, at UPMC McKeesport. Born Mar. 6, 1928, in Turtle Creek, he was the son of the late Earnest L. and Mary (Lebanno) Barretta and the husband of Aurora (Marchetti) Barretta.
John was a member of St. Patrick Church. A U.S. army veteran, he served as a medic in the Korean War. Returning home from overseas, he became a barber in Wilmerding, a trade that he would continue, at least part time, for the rest of his life.

 
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Ruth P. Jordon

January 14, 2017 |

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

Ruth P. Jordon, of Braddock Hills, died Friday January 13, 2017, at home. Ruth was an English teacher for East Allegheny School District from 1968 to 1999. She had served as president of the East Allegheny Education Association and was a member of PSEA and the NEA. Ruth was a member of St. Maurice Catholic Church, Forest Hills. She attended St. Joseph’s Grade School, Braddock, and graduated from Sacred Heart Catholic High School in Shadyside.
 
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Marlene L. O'Neal

January 14, 2017 |

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

Marlene L. O'Neal, age 82, of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday, January 12, 2017 at Forbes Regional Hospital.

 
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James "Fizzer" Noris O'Bryon

January 13, 2017 |

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

James “Jim” “Fizzer” Noris O’Bryon, 86, of West Mifflin, formerly of Jefferson Hills, passed away at Jefferson Regional Medical Center on Friday, January 13, 2017. He was born August 22, 1930, in McKeesport, to the late Clifford and Margaret Lloyd O’Bryon. James is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Elizabeth “Betty” Harrison O’Bryon; daughter, Marsha (Douglas) Murphy of Chantilly, VA; grandsons, Matthew & Kyle Murphy also of Chantilly, VA and loyal dog “Bear”.  Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Eileen Baron, Patricia Minnicks; brother, Lloyd O’Bryon.  Jim served in the US Army during WWII, was employed by US Steel Irvin Works in plant protection, was a member of Pine Run United Methodist Church, enjoyed trap shooting, hunting, golfing, was the former owner of Mon Valley Shooting Supplies, former president of the Lions Club of Jefferson Hills, the Syria Shrine Gun Club and Clairton Sportsman Club, a member of the Free and Accepted Masons Lodge # 765 of East McKeesport, the Junior Order of United American Mechanics, the Masonic Scottish Rite of Pittsburgh and American Legion Post 712 in Pleasant Hills.  Visitation will take place on Sunday January 15, 2017  from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 pm at S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th Street,  Clairton,  PA   15025.  A service will be held at the funeral home on Monday January 16, 2017 at 10:00 am followed by interment at Jefferson Memorial Park with military honors.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

John M. Saraka

January 13, 2017 |

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

John M. Saraka, age 86 of Versailles, passed away at home on Thursday, January 12, 2017.  Born December 16, 1930 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late John G. and Mary (Yencho) Saraka. 

 
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Virginia S. Fair

January 12, 2017 |

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

VIRGINIA S. FAIR, 70, of Monongahela, died Jan. 3, 2017. She is the daughter of the late Harold and Mary (Dodd) Moss. She is survived by her son David (Christine) Cooke of Liberty Boro and grandson Daniel Cooke. Virginia was an accomplished pianist, writer and teacher and received her Master's degree from West Virginia University. She loved animals and, in fact, participated in the rescue and rehabilitation of many animals throughout her life. She was a lover of life and believed in helping those less fortunate than herself. A memorial service will be held Saturday January 14 at 3:30pm at the Wojciechowski Fuberal Home, Glassport,

 

William L. Holt

January 12, 2017 |

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

William L. Holt, age 86, of North Huntingdon, formerly of Swissvale, passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at West Penn Hospice, Pittsburgh.  He was born August 25, 1930 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late William and Agnes Sedlmeyer Holt.

 
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Julius Mario "Little Jue" Johnson

January 11, 2017 |

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

Julius Mario Johnson, aka Little Jue, age 37, of Clairton, PA was called home to glory on December 23rd, 2016. He was preceded in death by his mother Juanita Clyde Hopkins of Clairton, PA.
Surviving are his father; Julius J. Johnson, stepmom; Mary Jo of Duquesne, children; Destiny D. Middleton of Braddock, Jadore J. Johnson, Ja’Irus J. Johnson, Kamari L. M. Johnson of Cincinatti, OH, Julionna J. Johnson of Clairton, siblings; Andre Hopkins of Penn Hills, Jermaine R. Johnson of Uniontown, Keanen W. Johnson of West Mifflin, Geneva A. Johnson of Wilkinsburg, nieces; Keyonna, Reneseme, Keylaya, Keymaya, many aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends.
Julius loved his music and loved to cook.
Services will be held on Saturday January 14th from 11 am to 1 pm at Christ Temple A.M.E. Church, 937 Rose Street, Mckeesport, PA 15132, with Rev. Geoffry Tate officiating and remarks by Rev. Terry Johnson. Announcement by Striffler Family Funeral Homes of McKeesport. Condolences may be made at www.strifflerfuneralhomes.com

 
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June O. (Flaherty) Ginardi

January 11, 2017 |

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

June O. (Flaherty) Ginardi, 91, of Irwin, formerly of McKeesport, died Saturday January 7, 2017. Retired after 31 years as pharmacy aide at McKeesport Hospital. Wife of the late Samuel Ginardi; mother of Gerry Kerston (husband Len) and Rose Ginardi (husband Frank Moreno); grandmother of Jeffrey (Kris) Kerston, Jennifer Crowe, Jodi (Brian) Perkins, and Frankie Moreno; great grandmother of Samuel Crowe, Daniel Perkins, and Elizabeth Laman; sister of Louise Lamb; also nieces and nephews.
 
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Dr. John H. Lemmon

January 11, 2017 |

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

Dr. John H. Lemmon, 67, passed away peacefully Sunday, January 8, 2017, at the Hospice Care Center in Bolivia, NC following a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He grew up in a Pittsburgh, PA, graduating from Penn Hills High School and Grove City College. He went on to receive a Masters in Secondary Education from Duquesne University, an MSW from the University of Pittsburgh and a PhD in Social Work from the University of Maryland. Dr. Lemmon began his long career in social work as a juvenile probation officer for the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas.
 
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Caroline L. (Stright) Chottiner

January 11, 2017 |

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

Caroline L. (Stright) Chottiner, 90, of White Oak, formerly of North Versailles, died Sunday January 8, 2017. Wife of the late Lawrence Chottiner; mother of Rev. Dr. Lawrence R. (Nancy) Chottiner, Lucinda (Anthony) Massaro, and Holly (John) Donegan; grandmother of Matthew Massaro, Brett (Kristin) Chottiner, Anthony Massaro (fiancé Aleasha Curtaccio), Meghan (Jim) Gould, Drew (Asia) Donegan, and Carey (Luai) Huleihel; great grandmother of Brett Jr., Caroline, James, and the late Emily; brother of the late Alexander Stright; aunt of Mary Lou Shaw and Alex and Alan Stright.
 
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Lillian Anna Foster

January 11, 2017 |

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

Lillian Anna Foster, 91, of White Oak, died Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at Allegheny Valley Hospital, Natrona Heights, PA.  Born in Pittsburgh, August 12, 1925, she was a retired stenographer at the University of Pittsburgh and was employed by McQuiston and Gibson, Engineers; Harbison-Walker Refractories; and by the family business, R.A. Foster and Son in McKeesport.  A graduate of Westinghouse High School, she was a member of Kephart United Methodist Church, and was superintendent of its Sunday school; was a member of A.A.R.P., Wimodausis, McKeesport Hospital Auxiliary.  She enjoyed card clubs with her many friends, but mostly enjoyed her home, cooking, and her family.  Daughter of the late Donald C. and Margaret Lintelman Steffler; wife of the late Alexander D. Foster; mother of the late Alexander D. Foster, Jr.; sister of the late Donald Steffler and Gwendolyn (Lloyd) Murray; she is survived by her daughter, Susan Jane (Todd) Moses of New Kensington, with whom she resided; 4 grandsons, Alexander D. Foster III of White Oak, Daniel Douglas (Nicole) Foster of North Huntingdon, Jonathan (Ashley) Moses of Franklin, TN, and Joshua (Jamielynn) Moses of Allegheny Township; daughter in law, Deborah J. Foster of White Oak; 5 great grandchildren, Gwendolyn, Macoy, Eleanor, Daxton, and Colton; brother in law, William H. (Virginia) Foster of the South Hills; 2 nephews, William and James; 4 nieces, Patricia (Chris), Lois, Joan (Brian), and Shirley.  Friends will be received in the Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 on Saturday from noon until 2 PM.  A service will be held in the funeral home on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 2 PM with the Rev. Harold Mele officiating.  Interment will follow in McKeesport and Versailles Cemetery.

 

Robert Marshall

January 11, 2017 |

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

Robert Marshall, 89 of Clairton, Pennsylvania, quietly departed this Earthly life on Sunday, January 8, 2017 in Southwestern Health Center. He was born July 14, 1927 in Clairton, and was the son of the late Albert Marshall and Lillie Jones. He was preceded in death by sons, Robert “Bobby” Marshall, Jr. and David Marshall; brothers, Charles “Wylie” Marshall, Herbert Marshall and James Marshall and sisters, Virginia Phillips, Martha Marshall, Mary Oliver and adopted sister Madge Phillips.

 
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Clyde E. Haidle

January 10, 2017 |

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

Clyde E. Haidle, age 74, of McKeesport died January 7, 2017, at Concordia Lutheran Hospice. Born February 12, 1942, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late William and Annabelle (Kelly) Tomak and the fiancé of Diane J. (Pilatowski) Borland, for over 27 years. Clyde was retired from Coach USA where he was a bus driver for over 25 years. He was a member of the Faith Community Christian Church, in Moon Twp. He was a US Airforce veteran, serving during 1960 - 1964.

 
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Larry J. Berletic

January 10, 2017 |

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

Larry J. Berletic, “LB”, age 74, of Jefferson Hills, formerly of McKeesport, died suddenly on January 7, 2017, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Born October 4, 1942 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Joseph and Helen (Klacik) Berletic and the husband of Nancy L. (Kohl) Berletic.

 
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Patricia R. Burgwin

January 10, 2017 |

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

Patricia R. Burgwin, 66 of Elizabeth, Pennsylvania, peacefully departed Wednesday, January 4, 2017 in AHN Jefferson Hospital. She was born August 18, 1950 in McKeesport, daughter of the late Herman Ramseur, Sr. and Margaret Kelley Ramseur Smith and preceded in death by son, Jermaine A. Oden.

 
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Dorothy M. Lundy

January 09, 2017 |

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

Dorothy M. Lundy, age 90 of Versailles, passed away Monday, January 9, 2017 at John J. Kane Regional Center in McKeesport.  Born December 31, 1926 in Jefferson Hills, she was a daughter of the late Clarence M. and Flora (Wilds) Dearfield. 

 
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Eleanor Zuber

January 09, 2017 |

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

Eleanor F. Zuber, age 91, of North Huntingdon, passed away January 9, 2017 at her home.  She was born October 12, 1925 in McKeesport, PA, a daughter of the late Matthew and Mary Yedinak Kaftanich.

 
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Samantha Pliska

January 09, 2017 |

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

Samantha Pliska, age 33 of Chicago, formerly of White Oak, passed away on December 6, 2016.  Born on May 25, 1983 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of Robert "Bob" Pliska and the late Michelle (Sullivan) Pliska.  She was a graduate of Penn State University, DePaul University College of Law and  also studied in Australia.  Samantha was the account manager for Extreme Reach Digital Media and Software Company.  Her love for travel and learning were apparent through her numerous adventurous trips abroad to such countries as Australia, Fiji and New Zealand to name a few. In addition to her father she is survived by maternal aunts, Geri (Michael) Zona, Sharyn (R.Q.) Simmons and Patricia (Ron) Gusky; cousins, Jeffrey Gusky, Ronald (Amy) Gusky Jr., and Amanda (Mark) Cottone.  A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 11:00am at the Wesley United Methodist Church , 1201 Prescott Street, White Oak, PA 15131.  Pastor Debbie Kociban will officiate.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to the Wesley United Methodist Church. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Charles Paul Bugajski

January 09, 2017 |

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

Charles Paul Bugajski, 66, of North Huntingdon, died Saturday January 7, 2017 in Excela Westmoreland Hospital. He was born July 12, 1950 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Anthony and Daisy (Ivanovic) Bugajski. He received his master’s degree from Duquesne University and retired as a commercial lending officer for Key Bank. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Irwin, and was a member of Shaner Sportsmen’s Club. He was a life member of the NRA and an avid outdoorsman.
 
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Katherine E. Kreiling

January 09, 2017 |

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

Katherine E. Kreiling, 92, of Greensburg, formerly of Boston, died Saturday January 7, 2017. She was born July 19, 1924 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Charles E. and Katherine Ditter Kreiling. After her mother passed away, she and her sister Evelyn were raised by the late Albert and Angela Thomas. Katherine served in the Korean War in the Army Nurse Corps. She had also worked in hospitals in Norfolk, VA, St. Petersburg, FL, and the VA Hospital in Aspinwall. She was a graduate of the Braddock General Hospital School of Nursing. Katherine was a member of the Corpus Christi Parish, McKeesport.

 
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Michael Bilak, Jr.

January 08, 2017 |

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

Michael Bilak, Jr., 84, of Elizabeth Township, died Saturday January 7, 2017. He was born December 19, 1932 in Port Vue and was the son of the late Michael and Anna May Kyne Bilak, Sr. He was a member of St. Michael's Catholic in Elizabeth Township and was also a member and Eucharistic Minister at the former Holy Trinity Church in McKeesport. Michael was a US Army Veteran and served during the Korean War. For his service, he received the National Defense Service Medal. He was retired from the Tube City Beer Distributor in McKeesport.

 
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Mary Stipanovic

January 08, 2017 |

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

Mary Stipanovic, beloved sister and aunt, died January 6, 2017 at Redstone Highlands in Greensburg, PA at the age of 95. She was formerly from McKeesport and Liberty Borough. Mary graduated from McKeesport High School and from Grace Martin Business School. She retired from the McKeesport Hospital Human Resources Department and was the secretary to the head of McKeesport Hospital nursing.

 
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Lois Jean Zetler

January 08, 2017 |

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

Lois Jean Zetler, age 77 of Glassport, passed away on Friday, January 6, 2017 at UPMC McKeesport. Born June 24, 1939 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Elmer E. and Catherine (Reid) Wilson, and loving wife of the late Jack Zetler. Lois worked as a Nurse’s Aide for UPMC McKeesport, where she retired after many years of dedicated service. In her earlier years, she and her husband Jack owned their own traveling carnival where she enjoyed traveling across the state for events.

 
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Raymond A. Leasure Sr.

January 08, 2017 |

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

Raymond A. Leasure Sr., 79, of Herminie, went to be with the Lord, Wednesday January 4, 2017. He was born September 19, 1937 in Greensburg, a son of the late Edward and Daisy (Pioveson) Leasure and was also preceded in death by his step father Louis Guardasoni; his cherished wife of forty six years Audrey J. (Hoey) Leasure, a daughter Cheryl Conner, a grandson William Leasure and a brother James M. Leasure. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh and was a retired metallurgical engineer for Westinghouse.
 
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Geraldine "Gerry" M. Bozik

January 06, 2017 |

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

Geraldine "Gerry" M. (Hartman) Bozik, age 71, of Forward Twp., passed away on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at home. She was a retired transfer car operator for U.S. Steel Clairton Works. She enjoyed traveling to Myrtle Beach and decorating for the holiday seasons. 

 
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Monique Andrea Rieger Long

January 06, 2017 |

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

Monique Andrea Rieger Long, 44 of Columbus, Ohio, transitioned January 1, 2017 at home. She was born September 11, 1972 in Erie, PA, daughter of Nancy Fenton and the late Hercules Brown.

 
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Pauline Puskaric

January 06, 2017 |

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

Pauline T. Puskaric, age 87 of White Oak, passed away peacefully on January 5, 2017 at Mt. Vernon of Elizabeth.  Born March 14, 1929 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Paolo and Oneglia (Sgattoni) Rozzi and the wife of the late Albert A. “Scalube” Puskaric.  Pauline was a member of the Croatian Fraternal Union, Sons of Italy, Crimson Boosters Auxiliary, and a former member of Sacred Heart Church.  She is survived by her children, Albert (Ali) Puskaric of White Oak and Paula Puskaric, of White Oak; granddaughter, Kara Puskaric, of White Oak; brothers, Olindo (Val) Rozzi and Giovanni (Mary) Rozzi; sister, Erminia (the late Robert) Matwick and many nieces and nephews.  Family and friends will be received at Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Sunday, January 8, 2017 from 12-4 and 6-8 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Monday, January 9, 2017, 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Fr. Gregory Madeya will officiate  Entombment will follow at New St. Joseph.  Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Dorothy Cyrus Armstrong

January 05, 2017 |

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

Dorothy Cyrus Armstrong, 88 of McKeesport, Pennsylvania, peacefully departed this life Monday, January 2, 2017 in Riverside Care Center.

She was born November 26, 1928 in Versailles, PA, daughter of the late James Cyrus and Carrie Rawls Cyrus.

Dorothy was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church and she worked as a Nurse's Aid for the Jewish Home.

 
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Tyrone William Robinson

January 05, 2017 |

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

Tyrone William Robinson, 76 of McKeesport, Pennsylvania, transitioned Thursday, December 29, 2016 at home.
 
He was born September 24, 1940 in Harrisburg, son of the late Norman and Edna Cooley Robinson and was preceded in death by son, Robert Green and brother, Teddie Cooley.

Tyrone worked as a Custodian for the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh.

 
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Kathryn M. Greenwald

January 05, 2017 |

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

Kathryn M. Greenwald, 88, of Elizabeth Township, died Wednesday January 4, 2017. She was born February 28, 1928 in Jacksonville, FL, and was the daughter of the late Charles and Margaret James Bootman. She was the wife of the late William H. Greenwald who died September 16, 2005. She is survived by her daughters, Linda (Jim) Hughes of Mount Washington and Betsy Neel of Elizabeth Township, son, Kirk Greenwald of Irwin, sister, Nina Symington Howard of Naples, FL, grandchildren, Jami (Lane), Kara, Kern (Loren), Keith, Lynann (Jim), and Beth (Matt), great-grandchildren, Christian, Kinsley, Isaiah, Cassie, Joey, Halle, and Maddox, nieces and nephews.

 
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Olive “Sis” (Heckman) Parsons

January 05, 2017 |

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

Olive “Sis” (Heckman) Parsons, age 82, of North Braddock, passed away on Wednesday, January 4, 2017. She was born September 2, 1934 in Wilmerding, a daughter of the late John and Edna May (McCutcheon) Heckman. She worked for many years as a caregiver at the Turtle Creek Community Services and was a member of the North Braddock Ladies Auxiliary where she played bingo.
 
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Lauretta S. Withers

January 05, 2017 |

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

Lauretta S. Withers, age 98, of Plano, TX and formerly of Elizabeth, passed away on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at Victoria Gardens Nursing Center. She was a retired stenographer for River Shipping in West Elizabeth. She was a member of Elizabeth United Methodist Church where she was a Sunday School teacher. She was a former Girl Scout troop leader.

 
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Barbara Jean Kelley

January 04, 2017 |

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

Barbara Jean Kelley, 85 of West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, quietly passed away Monday, January 2, 2017 at Baldwin Health Center.

She was born August 5, 1931 in West Elizabeth, PA, daughter of the late Cicero Johnson, Sr. and Julia Boyd Johnson.  She was the youngest of ten children and preceded in death by all of her  siblings.

Barbara was a faithful member of First A.M.E. Church, where she sang in the Senior Chorus and was a member of the Rosa E. Pettis Missionary Society.  She previously played piano for Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church Choir and was a former Daughter Elk of the Lily of the Valley Temple 500 of Elizabeth.

 
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Marianne Matelan

January 04, 2017 |

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

Marianne Matelan, age 83, of White Oak, formerly of Versailles, died December 31, 2016, at UPMC McKeesport Hospital. Born February 3, 1933, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Chris and Ann (Kutsek) Kaylor and the wife of the late Edward M. Matelan, Sr. Marianne was a homemaker and dedicated her life to caring for her family. She was a member of St. Angela Merici Church, where she was a Lady of Charity and a part of the ministry consultation. She is survived by her sons; James M. (Barbara) Lloyd of North Versailles and Edward M. Matelan, Jr. of White Oak, grandchildren; Josh, Justin, and Jordan; siblings; Ronald (Joey) Kaylor of North Huntington, Robert (Marlene) Kaylor of Berlin, Florence O’Bryon of Versailles, Janet (Dan) Schultz of North Huntington; sister-in-laws, Joanne Kaylor of Hempfield and Louise Kaylor of Port Vue; many nieces and nephews; and cousin; Stephen B. Gayok of Port Vue. She is preceded in death by her first husband, Charles Lloyd; siblings, Chris Kaylor, Jr., Blanche Duval, and David Kaylor; brother-in-laws, Raymond (Helen) Matelan and Lloyd O’Bryon. Family and Friends will be received at the Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Wednesday January 4, 2017, from 7-9 p.m., Thursday January 5, 2017, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Friday, January 6, 2017, 10 a.m., at St. Angela Merici Church. Father Kevin Dominik will be the celebrant. Committal will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the family.  Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Mary Anne Charlesworth

January 04, 2017 |

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Mary Anne (Messner) Charlesworth, age 77, of White Oak, died January 3, 2017, at her home. Born July 26, 1939, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mable (Rickard) Messner and the wife of Jim Charlesworth, for over 55 years. Mary Anne was a retired bookkeeper and assistant manager for H& R Block. She was a member of the First Free Evangelical Church, Senior Achievers, Children Ministries and a volunteer in many ways at her church. In addition to her husband, Mary Anne is survived by children, James (Teressa) Charlesworth, Jr., Mary Beth and Laura Charlesworth; grandchildren, James (Tanya) Charlesworth, III and Joyce Charlesworth; great grandchildren, Trai, Alyssa and Brandon; siblings, Joseph Messner, Catherine Robinson, Madeline Spranca and Patricia “Lisa” Barnes; many nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on January 6, 2017, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8. Funeral service will be held at the First Free Evangelical Church on January 7 , 2017, 11 a.m . Pastor Kirk Albrecht and Pastor Kelly will officiate. Burial will follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park. Memorial contributions are suggested to the First Free Evangelical Church Memorial Fund, 4001 University Dr., McKeesport PA 15132. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Dorothy Joan Ionadi

January 04, 2017 |

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Dorothy Joan Ionadi, age 87 of White Oak, passed away at home on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.  Born May 18, 1929 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late George and Anna (Wargo) Baglos. 

 
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Warren Elton Faust

January 04, 2017 |

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

Warren Elton Faust, 95, of Elizabeth Township, died Monday, January 2, 2017. He was born July 13, 1921 in Lowber, and was the son of the late Judson E. and May Marshall Faust. He was a member of First Evangelical Free Church of McKeesport and was a retired Industrial Engineer for US Steel Clairton Works. Warren was a US Navy Pilot serving in WWII. He was a graduate of California State Teachers College with a B.S. in Industrial Education.

 
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Constance Josephine Assenti

January 04, 2017 |

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Constance Josephine Assenti, 91, of Clairton, formerly of Vestaburg, PA, passed away at Baldwin Health Center on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. She was born ­­­June 27, 1925 to the late Frank and Enrica Marini DeFabbo. Constance was the loving wife of the late Joseph Assenti. She is survived by daughters Denise Assenti of Clairton, Natalie (Thomas) Hathazy of Pittsburgh; sister Rose (Sonny) Rager of Loveland, CO; brother Samuel DeFabbo of Denver, CO; grandson Eric (Sandra) Hathazy of Jefferson Hills; granddaughter Nicole (Jon) Bilski of Jefferson Hills; great grandchildren Casey, Colby, Adison; and lifelong friend Dinean Follador Benack of Pleasant Hills. In addition to her parents and husband, Constance was preceded in death by sister Madeline Hodinko and brothers Anthony, Innocente, Dominic, Frank, and Henry DeFabbo. She was a member of the I.S.D.A., was employed by the City of Clairton School District, a member of St. Clare of Assisi parish, enjoyed cooking, cleaning, and spending time with her grandchildren. Family and friends will be received on Friday, January 6, 2017 from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 PM at S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th Street, Clairton, PA 15025. Service will take place Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 10:00 AM at St. Clare of Assisi Parish, Clairton, PA, followed by interment at St. Clare Cemetery in Clairton. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

Edmund Przywarty

January 04, 2017 |

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Edmund Przywarty, age 68 of Kittanning, formerly of McKeesport, passed away on Sunday, January 1, 2017 at the Armstrong County Health Center. Born March 4, 1948 in McKeesport, he was the son of Caroline (Piotrowski) Przywarty and the late Edward Przywarty. Ed worked for many years as a dispatcher for S & S Transit, and later went to work for EchoStar. In his free time, he enjoyed watching all Pittsburgh sports, especially the Buccos. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his sisters, Pamela (Wayne) Kucich of McKeesport, Karen (Donald) Coughenour of Orangeburg, SC and Cindy (Tom) Owoc of Elizabeth Twp., and many nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Friday, January 6, 2017 from 11 a.m. until time of Blessing Service at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Father Daniel Straughn will officiate. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Paul D. Campbell

January 03, 2017 |

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Paul D. Campbell, age 83, of Belle Vernon, passed away on Monday, January 2, 2017 at home. An Army veteran, he was a regional sales manager for Copper Tire and Rubber Co. in Finley, Ohio. He enjoyed golfing with his wife on the local courses where he had two holes-in-one.

 
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Geraldine A. "Maggie" Shurtz

January 03, 2017 |

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Geraldine A. "Maggie" Shurtz, 67, of Adamsburg, died Sunday January 1, 2017. She was born May 17, 1949 in Buena Vista, and was the daughter of the late Howard and Martha Ellenberger Taylor. Geraldine had worked for Kinder Care in Irwin, Dick's Sporting Goods warehouse in Smithton, Bombardier in West Mifflin and Respironics in Murrysville. She was a member of AARP. "Maggie" made the best homemade fudge in the world.

 
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Eleanor L. Ruozzi

January 03, 2017 |

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Eleanor L. Ruozzi, 91, of Buena Vista, died Friday, December 30, 2016 at home. She was born August 21, 1925 in Monessen and was the daughter of the late Edward and Alice Peters Deutsch. She was the wife of the late Risveglio "Rice" A. Ruozzi who died June 29, 2014. They were married for 67 years. Eleanor and Rice were proprietors of the former Valley Food Mart in Buena Vista for 50 years.

 
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Wendy A. (Parola) Gilmartin

January 03, 2017 |

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

Wendy A. (Parola) Gilmartin, 51, of North Huntingdon, died Sunday January 1, 2017. She was born March 6, 1965 in Greensburg, a daughter of Roberta (Waddell) Parola of Irwin and the late Clifford Parola. Wendy was a member of West Hempfield Presbyterian Church. She loved to laugh and enjoyed life and supported her husband in his music ministry at the church. She a member of Wendel Herminie Athletic Association and a former employee of CABCO, Irwin.
 
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Charles L. "Chuck" Perunko

January 02, 2017 |

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Charles L. "Chuck" Perunko, age 82, of Clairton passed away on Sunday, January 1, 2017, in his home comforted by his family.  Chuck was born in Monongahela, PA on July 16, 1934 to the late Edward J. and Agnes I. (Maley) Perunko.

 
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Michelle Lynn (Stefanko) Dausey

January 02, 2017 |

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

Michelle Lynn (Stefanko) Dausey, 65, of Elizabeth, passed away December 31, 2016 at Jefferson Hills Manor in Jefferson Hills. Born January 29, 1951 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Velma (Green) Stefanko, and the loving wife of the late Thomas Dausey, Sr. A former nurse's aide at La Pensione Personal Care Home in Clairton, she most recently retired a Pharmacy Technician at the Medicine Shoppe in Clairton.

 
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Phyllis Elaine Ferree

January 01, 2017 |

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

Phyllis Elaine Ferree, 77, of McKeesport,died Friday December 30, 2016 at home. She was born February 8, 1939 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Richard and Mary Black Laughner . She was the wife of the late William Ferree who died in 1986. Phyllis is survived by her sons, Russell "Corky" (Darlene) Milslagle, and James Ferree of McKeesport and Robert Ferree of Philadelphia, daughters, Louise Haas and Norma Ferree of McKeesport, and Dawn Winters of TX, sisters, Eileen Bossie of CT and Norma Motto of Liberty Borough, brother, Clyde (Mercedes) Laughner of Plum, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

 
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Dorothy (Feidler) Potts

January 01, 2017 |

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Dorothy M. (Feidler) Potts, age 83 of Dravosburg formerly of Clairton, passed away in her home on Saturday, December 31, 2016. Dorothy was born in Oakton, VA on September 26, 1933 to the late William T. and Ruth Arlene (Inscoe) Feidler.

 
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Dakota James Elko

January 01, 2017 |

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

Dakota James Elko, 23, of Lincoln Borough, died Wednesday December 28, 2016. He was born May 3, 1993 in Monroeville and was the son of James Stephen and Lori Ann Cosatch Elko of Lincoln Borough. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his grandmother, Janet Elko of McKeesport, aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.

 
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June Eileen Imes

January 01, 2017 |

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

June Eileen Imes, age 90, of Westmoreland City, passed away Friday, December 23, 2016. She was born June 21, 1926 in Westmoreland City, the daughter of the late Albert “Roy” and Eliza (Wilson) Imes. She was a graduate of Norwin High School, Class of 1944 and a longtime member of the Primitive Methodist Church in Westmoreland City. She retired after working for the Westinghouse Air Brake Company.
 
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