John L. Ross, Sr.

February 28, 2017 |

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

John L. Ross, Sr., age 60 of Versailles, passed away on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at UPMC McKeesport. Born July 27, 1956 in Duquesne, he was the son of the late Richard V. and Harriett (Burkett) Ross and loving husband and best friend of Cheryl (Spurgeon) Ross. John honorably served in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He was a member of 11th Ward Club, Croatian Club, White Oak American Legion Post 701. John truly enjoyed to ride his motorcycle, even after the loss of his leg he continued to enjoy his passion of riding. He also loved his loyal dog “Adena.”  John’s greatest joy was spending time with his family and friends. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son, John L. Ross, Jr. with whom he lived; daughter, Rachael Ross of McKeesport, grandson, Caleb; sisters, Jennifer (Jim) Holoman of North Carolina, Kathie(Joe)Ringeisen of Munhall and Dianna Burkett of North Carolina; step-sisters, Rose Kollar, Pat Peterson and Kathleen Bubb; step-brother, Steve Andreoli; and many nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received at Willig Funeral Home & Crematory on Thursday from 2 until the time of service at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Rev. Kathleen Barnhardt will officiate. Military Honors and Inurnment will take place Friday at 2 p.m. at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, if you are planning on going in procession please arrive at the funeral home at 12:30 p.m. Memorial donations are suggested to the Disabled American Veterans, 1000 Liberty Ave., #1606, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Condolences may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com

 

Edward Lewis Kasyan

February 28, 2017 |

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

Edward “Rebel” Lewis Kasyan, 79, of West Mifflin, formerly of Sebring, FL, passed away at Jefferson Medical Center on Monday, February 27, 2017. He was born July 19, 1937 to the late Pete and Helen Banko Kasyan. Edward was the loving life partner of 40 years to Betty Mae Bishop. He is survived by two sons, Joseph Kasyan of Bethel Park and Timothy Kasyan of West Mifflin, step daughters Deborah Bishop of Dravosburg, Pamela (George) Stoupis of Elizabeth, and Lynda (Tim) Nesiti of Dravosburg, grandchildren Danielle, Donald, Nikki, and George. Edward was preceded in death by two brothers, Pete and Michael Kasyan, and a sister, Margaret Jeffcoat. Edward formerly served as a member of the United States Air Force, as well as for 9 years as a police officer of the Dravosburg Police Department. He was also employed by Hamburg Bros. Electronics. Arrangements have been entrusted to I.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 203 4th St, Dravosburg, PA 15034. As a veteran, Edward will be interred at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies at a later date. Additionally, a memorial service for Edward will be planned at a later date. Online condolences may be offered at finneyfuneralhome.com.

 

Jerome D. Carter

February 28, 2017 |

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

Jerome D. Carter, 58, of Chattanooga, TN, formerly of Duquesne, passed on Friday, February 24, 2017 in the Parkridge East Hospital.

 
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Dorothy Elizabeth Schwirian

February 28, 2017 |

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

Dorothy Elizabeth (Null) Schwirian, 82, of North Huntingdon, died Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital. Dorothy “Mumzi” was born March 20, 1934, in Ruffsdale, a daughter of the late Braden and Sara (Allison) Null.

 
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William J. Kaskin

February 28, 2017 |

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

William J. Kaskin, age 78 of Clairton and formerly of Braddock, passed away at Jefferson Hospital on Monday, February 27, 2017.  Born March 14, 1938 in Braddock, he was a son of the late Joseph and Melrose (Robinson) Kaskin. 

 
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Robert G. Painter

February 27, 2017 |

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

Robert (Bob) Glen Painter 87 of Rillton, Pa, died Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017 at UPMC Shadyside Hospital. He was born December 31, 1929 in Irwin Pa., son of the late James and Edna Delmore Painter.

 
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Matthew V. Gladkowski

February 27, 2017 |

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

Matthew V. Gladkowski, 60, of McKeesport, died Sunday, February 26, 2017 at The Grove at Irwin.  Born in Troy, Missouri on February 15, 1957, he was the son of the late Theodore H. and Mary Rose Brown Gladkowski, and was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Tamara Sue Gladkowski and Karen Lynn Everett.  He is survived by 2 brothers, Jan Gladkowski of Seminole, FL and Theodore Gladkowski of North Versailles; 2 sisters, Alexandra Juarez of McKeesport and Deidre Ann Gladkowski of East McKeesport; nephews, Charles Anthony Mullins of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Jason Juarez of Georgia, and Theodore Gladkowski of North Huntingdon; and a niece, Gretchen Gladkowski of Pittsburgh; also by great nieces and nephews.  Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 is in charge of arrangements.  A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 11:00 AM in the funeral home.

 

Jeremy M. Jacisin

February 27, 2017 |

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

Jeremy Matthew Jacisin, 31, of Glassport died Sun. February 26, 2017. He was the son of the late Matthew Jacisin, son of Lisa Waney-Jacisin and grandson of Patricia Waney. He is survived by fiancé Amanda Oswald and beloved daughter Serenity Lee Jacisin; brother of Kristy Zalac and uncle to Jaylee Baranchak; nephew of Cindy Boyd and Christopher Waney; cousin of Brittney, Cullen, Gabrielle, Christopher Jr., Mileyna, and Lillyana. Friends received Thur. 6-8 at the Wojciechowski Funeral Home, 640 Vermont Ave., Glassport.

 

Elizabeth V. Mussori

February 27, 2017 |

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

Elizabeth V. Mussori, age 93 of Clairton, passed away surrounded by loving members of her family at her daughter's home in Newark, DE on Sunday, February 26, 2017.  Born May 26, 1923 in Clairton, she was a daughter of the late Carmine and Maria (Zuppa) DeFlavis.

 
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Caroline R. Frencho

February 27, 2017 |

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

Caroline Frencho, 92, of North Huntingdon, passed away Sunday, February 26, 2017 at Transitions Health Care, North Huntingdon.

 
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Thelma Conn

February 26, 2017 |

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

Thelma (Lloyd) Conn, 95, of Jefferson Hills went home to be with her Lord on Sunday, February 26, 2017. She was a retired elementary school secretary in the West Jefferson Hills School District and a life-long member of the Beulah Baptist Church in Jefferson Hills (now Crossroads Community Church). Thelma was a kind and caring person whose life was devoted to her faith and her family.

 
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Ronald E. Glos

February 26, 2017 |

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

Ronald E. Glos, age 76, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Friday, February 24, 2017 at Jefferson Hospital. He was a retired proprietor and auto repairman for One Stop Spot on Route 51 in Elizabeth, a member of the Bunola Church of the Nazarene, a lifetime member of the Blaine Hill Volunteer Fire Company and a member of the Stephen Bayard Masonic Lodge #526. 

 
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Alma Lee Shaffer Huffman

February 26, 2017 |

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

Alma Lee Shaffer Huffman, 81 of Greensburg formerly of Irwin, passed away Thursday February 23, 2017 at home. She was born June 13, 1935 in Menallen Township, a daughter of the late Ralph and Alice (Forsythe) Shaffer and was also preceded in death by her husband Donald K. Huffman and a brother Charles Shaffer. Alma was a well organized person and enjoyed reading. Her family always came first. She is survived by her children Richard Huffman of Wilmerding, Vanessa (Paul) Connolly of Cranberry Township, Mark (Lana) Huffman of Salisbury, NC, Jeffrey (Lynn) Huffman of North Huntingdon, Michael (Michelle) Huffman of Rillton, and LeeAnne (Brad) Griffin of Gloucester, VA; her grandchildren, Ben, Emily, Brad, Erin, Mattie, Casey, Jake, Katie, Mandie, Heidi, and Keith; and great grandchildren, Penelope, Fiona, Ian, Finnegan, Kieran, Anderson, Avery, Faith, Kerry, Philip, Henry, Madison, and Murphie.
 
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Richey W. Eberman

February 26, 2017 |

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

Richey W. Eberman, 89, of Westmoreland City, died Thursday, February 23, 2017. He was born April 10, 1927 in Ardara, a son of the late William and Laura Pedder Eberman and was also preceded in death by a daughter Leslie Eberman and a brother Jack Eberman. He was a graduate of Norwin High School class of 1945, a Navy veteran of WWII, and was a retired employee of General Tire Co. in Jeannette. Richey was a professional trombone player and also played many other instruments.
 
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Janice L. Miller

February 26, 2017 |

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

Janice L. Miller, 69, of North Huntingdon died Friday February 24, 2017 at home. She was born April 18, 1947 in Greensburg, a daughter of the late Clarence and Hazel (Elkins) Omler. She was a retired furnace operator for Metalor, Export. She is survived by her husband Ronald W. Miller; her children Scott W. Miller of Irwin and Dawn O’Neil of Jeannette; her granddaughter Samantha Davidson; also a brother Joseph and a sister Marlene.
 
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Jonathan Leslie Fanala

February 26, 2017 |

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

Jonathan Leslie Fanala, 39, of Buena Vista, died Tuesday February 21, 2017. He was born August 7, 1977 in Pittsburgh and was the son of the late John Leslie and Patricia Linn Fanala. Jonathan was a painter and a 1995 graduate of Elizabeth Forward High School. He is survived by his wife, Mary Christine Way, daughter, Alivia Christine Fanala, loving companian, Deborah Ann Arnold and her son, Kane Douglas Bicsey, aunt, Beverly Linn Bell, uncles, Timothy (Pat) Linn, and Philip Hickman, sister-in-law, Sheree Payne and her son Michael Curran, cousins, Kim, Jennifer, Danielle and Philip.

 
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Veronica "Vern" Frederick

February 25, 2017 |

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

Veronica “Vern” Frederick, age 88 of McKeesport, passed away at home on February 24, 2017.  Born September 4, 1928 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Chester and Anna (Wise) Fiugalski and wife of the late John “Jack” Frederick.  Vern was dedicated to the St. Mary Czestochowa Church, now Corpus Christi Parish and was a member of the Confraternity of Christian Mothers and Ladies Guild.  She loved to cook for her family and care for her children and grandchildren.  She is survived by her sons David and Daniel Frederick; 9 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren and sister, Audrey Decorte; also many nieces and nephews and her care giver, Jessica Gosnell. In addition to her parents and husband, Veronica was preceded in death by her daughter, Diane Miller; son, Dennis Frederick; brother, Louis Wise and nephew, Robert Wise.  Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Monday February 27, 2017 from 2-8 p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday February 28, 2017, 10 a.m., at Corpus Christi Church.  Fr. Kevin Dominik will officiate. Committal will follow at St. Mary Polish Cemetery.  Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.

 
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Wilda E. Cartia

February 24, 2017 |

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

Wilda E. Cartia, age 88 of McKeesport, formerly of Coulters, passed away on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at Kane Regional Hospital in Glen Hazel. Born August 30, 1928 in Clairton, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Elsie E. (Beam) Hughes, and loving wife of the late Joseph Cartia. Wilda worked for many years as a visiting nurses aide for the Visiting Nurse Association of Allegheny County. She was a long time member of the Christ United Methodist Church in North Huntingdon where she enjoyed spending time with her church family. She was also an active member of the Coulters Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary along with the Ladies Jednota Bowling League. In her free time, she enjoyed crocheting, sewing, and loved to get out on the dance floor. In her later years, she always looked forward to her trips with her daughter to get herself a BigMac and ice cream. She is survived by her children, Joseph Jr. (Karen) of Somerset, William (Alyce) of McKeesport, Adrie (Juan) Tognarini of Coulter, Lenore (Steve) Chapman of Ocala, FL, and Elsamarie (Addie) Feltes of Cape Charles, VA; brother, Richard (Janette) Hughes of North Carolina; son-in-law, Jay Tognarini of Forward Twp.; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her daughters, Joanna Tewell and Carita Tognarini; and sister, Ruth Jones. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 7 p.m. at the Christ United Methodist Church of North Hungtingdon, 2800 Coulterville Road, McKeesport, PA 15131. Rev. Dr. Sang Kong Choiwill officiate. Burial will be private at Penn Lincoln Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to the Coulters Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. Condolences may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com

 

Norma Pasula

February 24, 2017 |

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

Norma (Franchi) Pasula, age 90, of Forward Twp., passed away on Friday, February 24, 2017 at Providence Point. She was a member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth Twp. She and her husband, the late Victor Pasula, were the former owners of Payday's Supermarket, two Giant Eagles, and Growers Exchange. Norma continued to expand and manage the "Growers Exchange" business, supplying flowers, pet food and pet food  supplies, recognized as the largest pet food supplier  in western Pa. until she retired at the age of 75.

 
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Theresa Florine Suranski

February 24, 2017 |

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

Theresa Florine Suranski, 86, of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday, February 23, 2017.  She was born November 21, 1930 in Allison, PA, a daughter of Ferdinando and Mary Marino Magario.

 
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Lawrence “Larry” Yadouga

February 24, 2017 |

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

Lawrence “Larry” Yadouga, age 74 of McKeesport, passed away on February 22, 2017 at Select Specialty Care Hospital in McKeesport. Born February 2, 1943 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Vincent J. and Anne (Cerepani) Yadouga, and loving husband of the late Phoebe (Coddington) Yadouga. Lawrence was a proud member of Mensa International. In his free time, he enjoyed taking in the outdoors, especially going on fishing trips to Pymatuning Lake and vacations to Topsail Island in North Carolina. He also loved his visits to the Meadows and Atlantic City. Above all, he cherished the time spent with his grandchildren and going to their sporting events and activities. Lawrence was a kind hearted and caring guy who will be missed by many. He is survived by his children, Lisa (Michael) Amos of Glassport, Michelle (Daniel) Ellwood of Liberty Borough, and Larry (Heather) Yadouga, Jr. of Elizabeth Twp.; grandchildren, Morgan, Tyler, Jennifer, Marshall, Ava, Andrew, Savannah, and Nikki; brother, Vincent (Susan) Yadouga of Bethel Park; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; and his beloved dog, Hogan of 14 years. Family and friends will be received at Willig Funeral Home & Crematory on Monday, February 27, 2017 from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Pastor Warren Smith will officiate. Burial will follow at Round Hill Cemetery. Memorial donations are suggested to the Western PA Humane Society, 1101 Western Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15233 or to the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania, 614 Dorseyville Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15238. Condolences may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com

 

 

Charlene M. (Cross) Kennedy

February 23, 2017 |

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

Charlene M. (Cross) Kennedy, 79, of Walden’s View Memory Care, North Huntingdon passed on to life eternal on February 23, 2017. She was born at Magee Hospital on October 9, 1937, and was the youngest child of Charles & Norma (Ament) Cross.

 
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Sharon Lynn Kmetz

February 23, 2017 |

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

Sharon Lynn Kmetz, 55, of McKeesport, died Thursday February 23, 2017. She was born March 5, 1961 in McKeesport and was the daughter of Audrey Jean Behr Lawnizak of North Huntingdon and the late Eugene "Jitters" Lawnizak. Sharon was a Registered Nurse and worked for Emerald Home Health. She previously had worked for Sandin Home Health in East McKeesport. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Edward A. Kmetz, son, Jayson (Mai'lai) Pozzuto and daughter, Kori (David) Kmetz of McKeesport, grandchildren, Jayce, Kyran, Jayleonna, and Kalilyn, sister, Cindy (Karl) Oeler of North Huntingdon, brother, Mark (Cheryl) Lawnizak of Greenock, sister-in-laws, Hope and Amy Kmetz and Lisa Anderson, nieces and nephews.

 
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Edward Henry "Polish Ed" Jackowski

February 23, 2017 |

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

Edward Henry "Polish Ed" Jackowski, 85, of McKeesport, died Thursday, February 23, 2017 in UPMC McKeesport Hospital. He was born May 6, 1931 in McKeesport and was the son of the late John and Rosalie Stroka Jackowski. He was husband of 56 years to the late Doris M. Rugg Jackowski, who died in 2008. Ed was a machinist at US Steel and Copperweld and was a member of The Eleventh Ward Welfare Association. He is survived by 6 sons, Robert "Bob" (Anna) Jackowski of Glassport, Michael (Robin) Jackowski of Gettysburg, Ronald "Cecil", William, Randy and Dennis Jackowski all of McKeesport, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sister, Florence (Gerald) Bentley of Elizabeth Twp., nieces and nephews.

 
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Herman Frank Egenlauf, Jr.

February 23, 2017 |

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

Herman F. Egenlauf, Jr., age 63, of McKeesport, died Wednesday, February 22, 2017. 

 
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William H. Bowland, Sr.

February 23, 2017 |

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

William H. Bowland Sr., 72, of Coulter, died Feb. 22, 2017, at home. Born Novemebr 27, 1944, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late William Walter Bowland and the late Lula (Farren) Caliguri. He was the husband of Kimberly (Baker) Bowland of Coulter.

 
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Dorothy Marie Imhof

February 23, 2017 |

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

Dorothy Marie Imhof, 95, of St. Petersburg, FL, passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at Manor Care, Pittsburgh.

 
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Barbara K. Verlich

February 23, 2017 |

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

Barbara K. (Brenyo) Verlich, age 67 of Clairton, passed away on Tuesday February 21, 2017 in Charles Morris Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Pittsburgh. Born September 15, 1949 in McKeesport, Barbara was the daughter of the late George and Rebecca (MacFarlane) Brenyo and retired as a clerk in the store room of Eastman Chemical Resins, Inc., West Elizabeth.

 
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Ruth Arlene Moreno

February 23, 2017 |

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

Ruth Arlene Moreno, 88, of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday, February 23, 2017 at Bristol House, Irwin.

 
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Thomas Victor Greyno

February 23, 2017 |

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

Thomas Victor Greyno, 42, of Irwin, passed away suddenly Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville.

 
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Ralph A. Criscito

February 22, 2017 |

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

Ralph A. Criscito, age 68 of Irwin, passed away on February 17, 2017 at his home. Born December 20, 1948 in McKeesport, he was the son of Olga Janiel Criscito and the late Anthony R. Criscito. Ralph honorably served in the US Army during the Vietnam War with the 173rd Airborne. Following his military service, he began working as a draftsman for Westinghouse Transportation Division and later for AEG Transportation. He most recently worked as a shipping clerk for Bombardier, having retired after many years of service. He was a member of the Irwin VFW where he enjoyed spending time with his fellow veterans, however his greatest joy was the time shared with his family. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his son, Jeffrey Criscito of Irwin; granddaughter, Mia Rosa Criscito; sisters, Kathy Reichardt of Marietta, OH, Cindy Mosqueda of Confluence and Sandy Matthews of North Huntingdon; and many nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 12 noon until time of Blessing Service at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Father Daniel Straughn will officiate. Private inurnment will take place at a later date at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Loren B. Steele

February 22, 2017 |

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

Loren B. Steele, 21, of Westmoreland City, died Monday February 20, 2017 as the result of an automobile accident. He was born June 18, 1995 in Pittsburgh, the beloved son of Cindy (Brennan) Steele of Westmoreland City and Norbert W. Steele III and his wife Kerry of South Carolina. Loren and was an employee of Keystone Collections, Irwin and was an avid gamer and dog lover. He was an extremely loyal friend and everyone will miss his dry sense of humor. He is preceded in death by his grandparents Cornelius and Joan Brennan and Norbert W. Steele II. He is survived by his siblings, Norbert W. Steele IV, Jackson Raimondo, Madeleine Raimondo, and Helen Steele; his grandmother Carol Steele; also aunts, uncles, and cousins.
 
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Loretta Lewis Bittle

February 22, 2017 |

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

Loretta Lewis Bittle, 75, of Elizabeth Township, died Monday February 20, 2017 peacefully at home. She was born December 7, 1941 in Elizabeth and was the daughter of the late Daniel and Anna Mae Thornton Lewis. Loretta was a member of St. Michael's Parish in Elizabeth Township and was a teacher for over 30 years for Elizabeth Forward School District. She is survived by her husband, William Thomas Bittle, son, Michael W. Bittle of Nashville, TN, daughter, Lee Ann (David) Szuhoza and Jessica and Jenna of Carroll Twp., sisters, Maureen Lewis of Sarasota, FL, and Diane Rice of Delaware, OH, nieces, nephews, and her granddog, Athena.

 
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Adelaide P. (Patterson) Menham

February 22, 2017 |

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

Adelaide P. (Patterson) Menham, age 93, of North Huntingdon, passed away Sunday, February 19, 2017. She was born January 7, 1924 in Swissvale, a daughter of the late Frank B. and Viola (Grove) Patterson. She was a long time member of the United Methodist Church in Swissvale. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband Joseph Menham; sisters Betty Baggerly and Mildred Lambirth; and brother William Patterson. She is survived by her niece Katherine Dryburgh. Services were private.
 
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Irene Ann Heffner

February 22, 2017 |

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

Irene Ann Heffner, age 87, of Port Vue, died Thursday, February 9, 2017.  She was born in Clairton November 17, 1929 and was the daughter of the late John and Mary Stim Plavchak and the wife of the late Kenneth Heffner.  She is survived by her sons, William (Patty) Dewalt of Goshen, Indiana, Raymond (Faye) Dewalt and John Dewalt both of Port Vue; and 5 grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her 6 siblings.

 
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Ralph A Criscito

February 22, 2017 |

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

Ralph Criscito, age 68, of Irwin passed away on February 17, 2017. Services for Ralph will be held at a later date. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.

 

Mabel J. Lippert

February 21, 2017 |

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

Mabel J. Lippert, age 96 of North Huntingdon, formerly of White Oak, passed away on Monday, February 20, 2017 at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital. Born April 9, 1920 in Glassport, she was the daughter of the late William and Edith Mae (Houston) Simpson, and loving wife of the late Leonard G. Lippert. Mabel was a member of the Sampson's Mills Presbyterian Church along with the White Oak Women's Club, the White Oak AARP #2294, and former member of the McKeesport Women's Club. In her free time, she enjoyed traveling the world with her husband, especially trips to St. Petersburg and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. She is survived by her daughters, Patricia (Rich) Collier of North Huntingdon and Carol (the late Arthur, Jr.) Andrews of South Carolina; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, William and Clyde Simpson; and sister, Edith Rosback. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Friday, February 24, 2017 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral Service will be Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. The Reverend Scott Dennis will officiate. Burial will be private at St. Mary German Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to Sampson's Mills Presbyterian Church, 1665 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Mandy Renae Gereshenski

February 21, 2017 |

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

Mandy Renae Gereshenski, 37, of Monongahela, passed away at home on Monday February 20, 2017.  She was born May 10, 1979 in Monongahela to the late William Lechner.  Mandy is survived by her husband of 21 years, Raymond E. Gereshenski; stepmother, Lori Lechner; daughters, Laurisa & Kayla Gereshenski of Finleyville; sons, Jacob, Tyler, & Dominic Gereshenski of Finleyville; granddaughter, Gracie Labrosse; stepsister, Jessica Arnold of Clairton; stepbrother, Bill Lechner of New Eagle. Mandy was employed in the bank/collection agency industry and was an avid reader. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made directly to the funeral home to help defray funeral costs. 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

 

Margaret L Babyak

February 21, 2017 |

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

Margaret L. Babyak, age 91, of White Oak died on February 20, 2017 at John J. Kane Regional Center. Born August 14, 1925 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late John and Ann (Junecko) Haynick and the wife of the late Michael Babyak. Margaret was a member of St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church and the Holy Name Society. She was also a member of AARP 2911. She loved trips to the mountains, long drives and traveling. Her greatest passion was sharing recipes from one of her many cooking books. Margaret is survived by her children, Michael A. (Jenny) Babyak of Somerset and Joyce A. (Alan) Goebel of McKeesport; grandchildren, Michele Babyak and Lynette (John) Schuetz of White Oak; great grandchildren Tyler and Brandon Schuetz; brothers, Ernest (Rose) Haynick of Ft. Lauderdale, Fl and Thomas (Helen Mundy) Haynick of Lewistown, PA; her loyal grand dogs, Shelby and Cooper; many nieces and  nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Margaret is preceded in death by her brother Robert Haynick. Family and friends will be received at the Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Thursday, February 23, 2017 from 2 p.m. until the time of Parastas service at 4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A funeral mass will be on Friday, February 24, 2017 at 12:30 p.m. at St. Nicholas Byzantine Church. Father Donald Voss will officiate. Entombment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Port Vue.

 

Laura Ann Stetar

February 21, 2017 |

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

Laura Ann (Grimenstein) Stetar, age 79, of Belle Vernon, formerly of Elizabeth, passed away on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at Jefferson Hospital. She was a homemaker and a former member of St. Michael Parish.

 
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Darren L. Robinson

February 21, 2017 |

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

Darren L. Robinson, 56, of Clairton, Pennsylvania, passed away Thursday, February 16, 2017 in AHN Jefferson Regional Hospital.

 
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Helen S. Ribovich

February 21, 2017 |

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

Helen S. Ribovich, age 93 of Versailles, passed away on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 in Select Specialty Hospital in McKeesport.  Born May 23, 1923 in Greensburg, she was a daughter of the late Stephen and Catherine (Dufala) Somple. 

 
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William "Hawk" Everett

February 21, 2017 |

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

William “Hawk” Everett, age 86 of McKeesport, died February 20, 2017 at William Penn Care Center.  Born November 25, 1930 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Edward and Margaret (Jester) Everett and husband of the late Audrey Everett.  He is survived by his daughter Lisa (Bill) Traczynski; grandchildren, Laura, Bailey, and Matthew Traczynski; sister, Marlyn Easterly; nephew, George Easterly, Jr. and niece, Jan Mueller.  Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Sunday, February 26, 2017 from 12-4 and 6-8 p.m.  A funeral service will be held on Monday, February 27, 2017 at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Burial will follow at Richland Cemetery.  Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Joan F. Breitigan

February 21, 2017 |

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

Joan F. Breitigan, age 74 of South Park, passed away at home on Monday, February 20, 2017.  Born September 17, 1942 in Pittsburgh, she was a daughter of the late Leo and Stella (Kostrzewa) Kotkiewicz.  

 
 
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John C. Meinke

February 21, 2017 |

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

John C. Meinke, 73, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, February 20, 2017 surrounded by his loving family.

 
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David "Magoo" Magroski

February 21, 2017 |

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

David “Magoo” Magroski, age 55 of McKeesport, passed away on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at his home.Born August 18, 1961 in McKeesport, he was the son of Edward F. Magroski and the late Naomi (Weir) Magroski, and loving husband of the late Clara (Poster) Magroski. David was a dedicated carpenter for the construction industry, where he worked for 26 years for his loyal friend, Keith Reigh with Reigh Construction in White Oak.

 
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Kay Thomas Voll

February 21, 2017 |

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

Kay Thomas Voll, age 86, of North Huntingdon, was called home February 21, 2017.  He was the beloved husband of Margaret "Peggy" Voll.

 
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Marjorie Tomko

February 20, 2017 |

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

MARJORIE TOMKO age 91, of West Mifflin, on February 20, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Michael and Rose (Hospidor) Grivna. She was a retired nursing supervisor from McKeesport Hospital. She was a member of Holy Trinity Church, West Mifflin, a graduate of St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing and a member of the GFWC Women’s Club of Duquesne. She was a former member of the former West Mifflin Annex Senior Citizens. Beloved wife of the late George A. Tomko; mother of Georgiana (late Larry) Achen of Auburn, CA, Jan Michael (Diane) Tomko of Somerset; grandmother of Jill (Michael) Rugg, Jaime (Kevin) O’Malley, Julie (Brian) Skidmore and Joy (Paul) Whiteside; also five great- grandchildren, Cassandra Sanzi, Caden O’Malley, Emert Rugg, Josie O’Malley, Matthew Whiteside. Visitation Thursday, February 23, 2017, from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the MALOY - SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300. Blessing Service on Thursday at the funeral home at 12:45 p.m., followed by Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Trinity Church at 1 p.m. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Trinity Church, 529 Grant Ave. Ext., West Mifflin, PA 15122.

 

June Kastronis

February 20, 2017 |

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

June D. Kastronis, 70, of McKeesport, died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, at UPMC Shadyside. Born July 28, 1946, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Walter and June (Ravenscroft) Forsythe, and the wife of Christopher T. Kastronis, of McKeesport. June worked as a hair dresser in the West Mifflin area until retirement. She was a member of the White Oak American Legion Post 701, Punxsutawney Eagles, Moose Lodge 954 and the Wallston Club in Punxsutawney. She had a passion for going fishing and will always be remembered by her family as the best cook ever. June especially loved her grandchildren and will always be watching over their activities and events. In addition to her husband, June is survived by children, Christopher T. (Amy) Kastronis Jr., of North Huntingdon, Daniel (Melissa) Kastronis, of Elizabeth, and Jarett Kastronis, of McKeesport; grandchildren, Genna, Conan and Chloe; sister, Marjorie (Tex) McIntyre, of Carnegie; brother, Richard Forsythe, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and many nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by siblings, Walter, Mabel and her twin, James Forsythe. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, and from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, at JAYCOX-JAWORSKI FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY. A service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Charles Owston officiating. Burial will follow in McKeesport & Versailles Cemetery. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.

 

Anne Johns

February 20, 2017 |

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

Anne Johns, age 99, of Port Vue, died on Wednesday, February 15, 2017.  Born on August 16, 1917 she was the wife of the late Charles A. Johns.

 
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Richard "Ricky" L. Clark Sr.

February 20, 2017 |

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

Richard “Ricky” L. Clark Sr., 69, of Elizabeth, formerly of McKeesport, passed away at home on Sunday February 19, 2017.  He was born August 21, 1947 in Belle Air, Ohio to the late John R. and Pearl Pugh Clark.  Richard is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Bonita Burke Clark; son, Richard L. (Amy Kilburn) Clark, Jr. of Elizabeth; daughters, Lynn Ann Clark of McKeesport, Wendy (Casey) VanSchooten of Elizabeth; grandchildren, Patricia, Christina, David, Kelsey & Karlee; great-grandchildren, Aiden & Addilyn; sisters, Bernita Clark of Belle Vernon and Shelva Clark of Elizabeth; aunt Peggy Wall of Forward Township.  Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Dave, Tom, and John Clark. Richard enjoyed cars, working with wood, playing cards and model cars.  In lieu of flowers the family suggests that contributions be made directly to the funeral home to defray costs. Family and friends will be received from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 pm on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at E. C. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 235 Monongahela Avenue, Glassport,  PA   15045.  A service will take place at the funeral home on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 11:00 am followed by interment at Round Hill Cemetery.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

Helen M. Skweres

February 20, 2017 |

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

Helen M. Skweres, 91, of Elizabeth Township, formerly of East McKeesport, died Saturday February 18, at home. She was born February 14, 1926 in Braddock a daughter of the late Albert and Caroline Kutka Konieczny and was also preceded in death by her husband Andrew E. Skweres and sisters Jane Iskat and Dolores “Dolly” Lenart. She is survived by her daughter Judy Walter and her husband John of Elizabeth; grandsons John and Jason Walter; sisters Mary Ondish of Murrysville and Virginia (Norm) Tamiewitz of Harrison City; also nieces and nephews.
 
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Jean L. Florek

February 20, 2017 |

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

Jean L. Florek, 73, of Irwin, died Sunday February 19, 2017 at home. She was born September 23, 1943 in Penn, a daughter of the late Thomas and Bertha (Beers) Garlow. She was a retired certified nursing assistant for Golden Living Center, Murrysville. She is loved and will be greatly missed by her husband George Florek; her children Lisa (Ron) Angel of Glenshaw, Tammy (Tom) Sullivan of North Huntingdon, and Rob (Romi) Swank of Greensburg; her grandchildren Lauren and Elizabeth Angel, Samantha and Andrew Sullivan, Nicole (Jon) Kwaczala, and James Harbulak; her great granddaughter Cassy Kwaczala; her sisters Judy Harrity of Latrobe and Deborah (Keith) Bruggeman of Level Green; also loved by numerous nieces and nephews.
 
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Albert “Al” Torok, Jr.

February 20, 2017 |

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

Albert “Al” Torok, Jr., 72, of Smithton, Pennsylvania, died at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System in Oakland surrounded by his loved ones on Friday, February 17, 2017. He was born on May 31, 1944, in Versailles, Pennsylvania, one of 8 children of Albert Torok, Sr., and Dorothy (Hixon) Torok. He retired from the Elizabeth Forward School District and the Youghiogheny Country Club in Elizabeth Township. He was a US Navy Veteran, having served in Cuba during the Vietnam War. He was an officer and member of the American Legion Post 790 in Smithton. Al is survived by 2 children, sons, Kevin A. Torok of Smithton and Keith A. Torok of Elizabeth; 4 grandchildren, Lawra and Lindzey Torok, Kevin Torok, Jr., and Sean Torok; 3 great-grandchildren, Sommer, Ella and Marin; brother, Robert Torok of Butler; sisters, Sandy (Dan) Dole of North Carolina, Margie Potts of McKeesport, Cheryl Fulton of White Oak, Cindy (Tim) Thompson of North Huntingdon, and Sharon (Joseph) Gibbons of Greenock; also nieces and nephews.

 
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Charles W. Fitzpatrick, Jr.

February 20, 2017 |

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

Charles W. Fitzpatrick, Jr., age 61 of Clairton, passed away at home on Friday, February 17, 2017.  Born April 23, 1955 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Charles W. Fitzpatrick, Sr. and Mary (Mellinger) Fitzpatrick. 

 
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Mark "Hubba Love" Harber

February 20, 2017 |

Published By Editor | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Mark "Hubba Love" Harber, 59, died Feb. 13, 2017. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Feb. 20 at Tunie Funeral Home, Inc., 218 E. 11th Ave., Homestead, PA.

Service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 21 at Second Baptist Church, 108 W. 12th Ave., Homestead, with interment to follow at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, 1158 Morgan Road, Cecil Twp., Washington County. Arrangements by Tunie Funeral Home Inc.

 

Mildred Brnilovich

February 20, 2017 |

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

Mildred Draskovich Brnilovich, 90, of Irwin, passed away Sunday, February 19, 2017 in Golden Heights Personal Care Home, Irwin.

 
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Frank L. Szczerba

February 20, 2017 |

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

Frank L. Szczerba, Sr., age 86, of Elizabeth, died February 18, 2017, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Born June 26, 1930, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Lawrence J. and Aniela (Majkut) Szczerba. Frank was a retired self-employed excavator and in his early years he was owner operator of Mon-Yough Paving Co. He was a member of Corpus Christi Church. Frank enjoyed hunting and Pittsburgh Steelers football. Frank’s true passion was working the fields of his family farm and he loved spending time with his family. He is survived by children, Frank L. (Thoris) Szczerba, Jr. of Belle Vernon, George C. (Barbara) Szczerba of Belle Vernon, Lory (James) Worthington of Belle Vernon, Gary J. (Lisa) Szczerba of Sutersville and Karen (Raymond) Ott of Belle Vernon; step-children, Jake (Deborah) Warren of Mt. Lebanon and Judy Mann of Dublin, VA; 11 grandchildren; 5 step-grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; also survived by many nieces and nephews. In addition to his mother and father, Frank was also preceded in death by his first wife Virginia (Posashtiuk) Szczerba and second wife Dorothy Jean (Kakazys) Szczerba; siblings, Mary Robertson, Anne Szczerba, Stella Husok, Joseph, John and Edward Szczerba. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home and Crematory on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, from 2 – 4 p.m. and 7 – 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Corpus Christi Church on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 10 a.m. Fr. Donald Breier will be the celebrant. A Committal service will follow in St. Mary Polish Cemetery. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Margaret M. Banish

February 19, 2017 |

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

MARGARET M. BANISH age 93, formerly of North Versailles, White Oak and West Mifflin, on February 18, 2017. She was a daughter of the late John and Mary (Sholtis) Hovanec. She was a former member of St. Angela Merici Church, White Oak, and the Keener Senior Citizens of White Oak. She was 1941 graduate of Munhall High School. Beloved wife of the late Albert Banish; mother of James (Charlene) Banish of North Braddock, Joseph (Suzanne) Banish of Pottstown, PA, Judy (John) Silverman of Gibsonia and the late John A. “Jack” Banish; grandmother of Aaron (Casey) Silverman; also three great-grandchildren; sister of Irene Batchen of Pleasant Hills, late Lawrence (surviving spouse Genevieve) Hovanec of West Mifflin, the late William Hovanec, late George (late Agnes) Hovanec, Emily (late Andrew) Horvath, Agnes (Stephen) Povazan of West Homestead, late Stephen Hovanec, late Frank (late Kathleen) Hovanec, late Charles Hovanec, the late John “Sparky” (late Ethel) Hovanec.

 
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Nettie F. Conley

February 19, 2017 |

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

NETTIE F. CONLEY age 98, of West Mifflin, on February 18, 2017. She was a daughter of the late John and Anna (Urbaniak) Suhoski. She was a retired cook from St. Agnes School cafeteria for over 20 years. She volunteered for meals on wheels. A member of the Christian Mothers and Guild, the 55 Plus Club at St. Agnes Church and a member of the former West Mifflin Annex Senior Citizens and former Knights of Columbus Senior Citizens; beloved wife of the late Joseph L. Conley; mother of James (Nancy) Conley of South Park, Paul (Janice) Conley of West Mifflin, Jack (Debbie Sullivan) Conley of West Mifflin and the late Robert (surviving spouse Marian) Conley; six grand children; seven great- grandchildren. She was predeceased be her brothers and their spouses, Harry (Anna) Suhoski, Frank (Laura) Suhoski, Edward (Helen) Suhoski, Anthony (Helen) Suhoski; also survived by many nieces and nephews.

 
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Darren L. Robinson

February 19, 2017 |

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

Darren L. Robinson, 56, of Clairton, Pennsylvania, passed away Thursday, February 16, 2017 in AHN Jefferson Regional Hospital.

 
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Ramona Forman Cox

February 19, 2017 |

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

Ramona Forman Cox, 59 of McKeesport, Pennsylvania, passed away February 14, 2017 at home.

 
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Carrie E. (Sickles) Check

February 19, 2017 |

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

Carrie E. (Sickles) Check, age 97, of Forward Township, passed away on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Mt. Vernon of Elizabeth. She was a former waitress at K-Mart in Pleasant Hills and a former member of the West Elizabeth United Methodist Church. 

 
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Mary Grace Mansfield

February 18, 2017 |

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

Mary Grace Mansfield, age 72, of White Oak, died on Saturday February 18, 2017. She was born in Pittsburgh on May 22, 1944 and is the daughter of the late Mary Ann Smith Scott. She worked as a Nurses Aid and a Home Health Care Aid.

 
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Robert Howard Saunders

February 18, 2017 |

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

Robert Howard Saunders, age 82, of North Versailles died on February 18, 2017. He was born in Mifflin Twp. on July 20, 1934 and is the son of the late Samuel and Flossie Jones Saunders. He was an army veteran and was formerly employed at US Steel in the Met Lab.

 
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Edith M. Wolfe

February 18, 2017 |

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

Edith M. (Werner) Wolfe, age 88, formerly of Elizabeth Twp. passed away on Friday, February 17, 2017 at Excela Frick Hospital in Mount Pleasant.She was a member of New Hope Assembly of God Church in Elizabeth Twp., former secretary and member of Blaine Hill A.A.R.P., volunteer at Central Food Pantry and former Sunday school teacher at her church. 

 
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Eleanor M. Galata

February 18, 2017 |

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

ELEANOR M. GALATA age 85 of West Mifflin, on  February 15, 2017. She was a daughter of the late Joseph and Margaret (Vavra) Gall; beloved wife of the  late John “Bunny” Galata; mother of Barbara (Donald) Johnson of Baldwin and Timothy (Stacey) Galata of Oakmont; grand mother of Christine (Phil) Dzubinski, Jen O’Shea, Laurie (Kyle) Mynatt, Donald M. Johnson, Brianna Braden and Andrew “Andy” Galata; great- grandmother of Kevin and Stephen Amlund, Frank, Kaitlyn, Timmy and Anna O’Shea, Cast Mynatt and Eric Karadeema; sister of the late Florence (late Leo) Carr and  the late John (late Evelyn) Gall. Visitation Sunday, February 19, 2017 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the MALOY - SCHLEIFER FUENRAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne (412- 466-3300) Mass of Christian Burial at Resurrection Church, West Mifflin on Monday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Holy Trinity Cemetery, West Mifflin.

 

February 18, 2017 |

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

MARY C. SEKOWSKI age 63, of Duquesne, on February 17, 2017. She was a daughter of the late Charles and Dorothy (Wasko) Cerepani. She was a former guidance counselor aid for Duquesne public schools. She was a judge of elections for the city of Duquesne. She enjoyed being outdoors, gardening and attending her grandchildren’s baseball games. She was the wife of 42 years to Francis “Buddy” Sekowski; mother of Todd Sekowski of Duquesne and Ryan (Iresha) Sekowski of West Mifflin; grandmother of Todd J., Tiana, Ryan Jr. and Rylie Sekowski; sister of Dorothy (John) Hodinko of Clairton, David (Jo Lynn) Cerepani of West Melbourne, FL and John (Mary Jo) Cerepani of Kennedy Twp. Visitation Tuesday, February 21, 2017 from 2-9 p.m. at the MALOY - SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne (412-466-3300). Blessing Service at the funeral home on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at St. Josephs Church, Duquesne at 10 a.m. Burial will be at Holy Name Cemetery, West Mifflin. 
 

Eugene N. "Gene" Costel

February 18, 2017 |

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

EUGENE N. "GENE" COSTEL age 80, of West Mifflin, on February 16, 2017. He was the son of the late Nicholas and Irene (Ondik) Costel. He was a retired high school math teacher from the Steel Valley School District retiring in 1991. He was a member of the Pennsylvania State Education Association. He was a member of Holy Trinity Church, West Mifflin, their Men's Club and volunteered at church fish fry dinners. He was an avid bowler and an avid golfer, and had a hole-in-one at Butler's Golf Course. He proudly served his country in the Navy during the Korean War and retired from the US Naval Reserve as a Chief Warrant Officer Four with 30 years service. He was a member of the VFW and the American Legion and he was a graduate of California State College. Beloved husband of 53 years to Agnes "Aggie" (Ribar) Costel; father of Gary (Melisa) Costel of Butler and Daniel Costel of Pittsburgh; three grandchildren, Andrew, Michael and Timmy Costel; brother of Marcella (late Buddy Petruska and late Chuck) Jaskulski of West Mifflin, Patty (Terry) Bernd of Monroeville; also nieces and nephews. Visitation on Sunday from 1-5 p.m. at the MALOY - SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300, where a Blessing Service will be held on Monday at 10:30 a.m., followed by Mass of Christian Burial in Holy Trinity Church at 11 a.m. Burial with military honors will be in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity. Gene's family would like to express their gratitude for the compassionate care provided by the staff of the fifth floor at Jefferson Hospital and their Hospice Program, especially Greg.

 

Jefferson H. (Jeff) Miller

February 17, 2017 |

Published By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Jefferson H. (Jeff) Miller of Waterloo passed away peacefully at home, Thursday, February 16, 2017. The Lawrence County, Ohio native was born February 14, 1952 at home, a son of the late Foster and Emogene Malone Miller. He is leaving behind his loving wife of 21 years, Karen Vogt Miller and his best girl Abbi.

 
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Emma Jane (Daugherty) Pattison

February 17, 2017 |

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

Emma Jane (Daugherty) Pattison, age 92 of White Oak, passed away at home on Friday, February 17, 2017.  Born January 24, 1925 in Port Vue, she was a daughter of the late Charles A. and Irene A. (Crossland) Daugherty.

 
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Patricia M. "Patty" Moss

February 17, 2017 |

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

Patricia M. "Patty" Moss, age 63 of Elizabeth Twp., passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. Born December 19, 1953 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Chester and Sylvia (Cegelski) Skibinski, and loving wife of the late John S. Moss. Patty was the Vice President and Manager for PNC Bank in McKeesport for 33 years, where she was a friendly and familiar face to all of those in the community. In her free time, she enjoyed taking trips to the casino, going to craft shows, playing bingo and visiting Deep Creek Lake. Most importantly, she loved the time that was spent with her children and grandchildren. She had a special way of making memories with her family that will always be cherished. She is survived by her daughters, Beverly "Bev" (Shawn) Patterson of Bethel Park and Melissa "Missy" (Ryan) Pokorny of Jefferson Hills; grandchildren, Ryan Rae, Jacob John, Logan Alexander, Olivia "Livi" Paige and Alexis "Lexi" Noelle; siblings, Carol (Robert) Lovas, Donna (Charles) Elyes and Michael Skibinski; mother-in-law, Helen (the late Samuel) Moss; her beloved fur-grandbaby, Nittany; and many nieces, nephews, in-laws and extended family. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Saturday, February 18, 2017 from 6-8 p.m. and Sunday, February 19, 2017 from 2-8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, February 20, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Corpus Christi Church. Father Daniel Straughn will officiate. Burial will follow at Mount Vernon Cemetery. Memorial donations are suggested to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Western PA, River Walk Corporate Centre, 333 E. Carson Street, Suite 441, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.

 

Robert E. Smith

February 16, 2017 |

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

Robert E. Smith, age 89, of Irwin, passed away Wednesday, February 15, 2017. He was born July 1, 1927 in Wilmerding, a son of the late Clarence C. and Verna (Stormer) Smith. He was a long time member of the West Hempfield Presbyterian Church where he participated in their dart ball competitions. He was an Army Veteran of World War II and had the honor of guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. He retired from truck driving for Clean Textile Systems in Lawrenceville and enjoyed hunting and golf. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother Glendon Smith. He is survived by his wife of over 66 years Pauline C. (Cline) Smith; children Karen L. (John) Reed of Irwin, Beverly Ann (Joseph) Patton of Derry and Paul R. Smith of Irwin; grandchildren Nicole (Drew) Reckhart, Jennifer (Matthew) Stephens, Matt Reed (fiancé Danielle) and Renee Root; 10 great grandchildren; and sister Dorothy Thomas of Tiffen, Ohio.
 
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Carolina Martinelli Rossetti

February 15, 2017 |

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

Carolina Martinelli Rossetti, 100, of Elizabeth Township, died Wednesday February 15, 2017. She was born April 12, 1916 in Lettopalena (Abruzzo Region) Italy, and was the daughter of the late Dominic and Maria D. Palmieri Martinelli. She was the wife of the late Crescenzo Rossetti who died in 1996. She attended St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth Township. She is survived by her daughters, Lucia Martin of Houston, TX, Philomena Ryan and Maria Rossetti of Elizabeth Township, sons, Dominic (Cheryl) Rossetti of Greensburg, and Mario (Susan) Rossetti of Elizabeth Township, daughter-in-law, Susan (Kurt Woodhead) Rossetti of Peters Township, grandchildren, Vincent (April) Ryan, Carleen (Ron) Fontana, Sarah (Jason) Pastor, Christopher (Shenessa) Rossetti, Todd (Karen) Rossetti, Jill Rossetti, and Laura (John) Cosharek, great-grandchildren, Anthony and Madeline Fontana, Ethan, Tristen, and Mia Pastor, Gabriella and Rafael Cosharek, and Olivia Rossetti, nieces and nephews.

 
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Ashley L. McLaughlin

February 15, 2017 |

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

Ashley L. McLaughlin, 32, passed unexpectantly on Tuesday, February 14, 2017.  Born in Pittsburgh, November 2, 1984, she was the daughter of Lynn M. (Butler) McLaughlin and the Late Mark McLaughlin.  In addition to her beloved mother, she is survived by two daughters, Davae and Destini Forrester; a brother, Tyler Colaric, special friend and father of her two daughters, Dave Forrester, maternal grandmother Carol Butler, several aunts, uncles, cousins, and special family friend, Randy Adams.

 
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Leonard E. "Lenny" Zielinski

February 15, 2017 |

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

Leonard E. "Lenny" Zielinski, 64, of Versailles, formerly of Port Vue, died Monday February 13, 2017. He was born September 25, 1952 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Leonard E. Zielinski, Sr., and the late Evelyn Sopko Zielinski. Lenny worked at the former US Steel National Tube Works as an inspector for 12 years and also worked for Highview in maintainence for 24 years. Lenny was a H.A.M. Radio operator, enjoyed photography and was also the family comedian. He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Della Boyer Zielinski, brothers, Mike (Sandy) Zielinski of Carnegie, and Dan (Marge) Zielinski of Eighty Four, sister, Mae (Bob) Magdic of Fredericktown, sister-in-law, Jacqueline Shah of Buena Vista, nieces, Jacklynn and Sarah, and nephews, David, Andrew, Levi, Jacob, James, and Nicholas.

 
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Evelyn Marie (Stauffer) Hobby

February 15, 2017 |

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

Evelyn Marie (Stauffer) Hobby, 90, of Greenock, died Monday February 13, 2017 at home. She was born August 25, 1926 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Ira Euastice and Laura Krampf Stauffer. She was the wife of the late Andrew J. Hobby, Jr., who died April 19, 2012. Evelyn was a member of the Greenock United Methodist Church, Versailles and White Oak AARP, and Lifespan. She is survived by her daughters, Karen (Jon) Madaras of Finleyville and Sue (Scott) Thomas of Forward Township, grandchildren, Jonathan and Jared Madaras and Christopher and Ryan Thomas, nieces and nephews.

 
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Dolores A. Molinari

February 15, 2017 |

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

Dolores A Molinari, age 86 of Economy Borough, formerly of White Oak, passed away after a brief illness in Villa St. Joseph’s of Baden on Tuesday, February 14, 2017.

 
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Roy J. Yarborough

February 15, 2017 |

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

Roy J. Yarborough, 56, of Glassport, formerly of Port Vue, passed away at home on Tuesday February 14, 2017. He was born March 4, 1960, in McKeesport, to Ocie Jack Yarborough of Port Vue, and the late Janet Glasser Yarborough. Along with his father, he is survived by step-mother Sherry Yarborough of Port Vue; best friend, Ryan T. Gillespie of Glassport; brothers, Jeff Yarborough of Midland TX, Justin & A. J. Yarborough, both of Port Vue; and aunt, Annie Ruth Yarborough of SC. Along with his mother, Roy was preceded in death by sister, June Yarborough Ripple and uncle, Willard Yarborough. He enjoyed cooking and gardening. Arrangements have been entrusted to E. C. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 235 Monongahela Avenue, Glassport, PA 15045. A memorial service will take place at a later date, to be announced. Inurnment will take place, at a later date, at Round Hill Cemetery. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

 

Barbara T. Mihalic

February 15, 2017 |

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

Barbara T. Mihalic age 84 of McKeesport died on February 14, 2017. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home Saturday February 18, 2017 from 9-9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at Corpus Christi Church at 10 a.m. with Fr. Steven Palsa as celebrant.  Interment will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Port Vue.

 

Stanley Lawrence

February 15, 2017 |

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

Stanley Lawrence, age 97 of McKeesport died on February 14,2017. A memorial service will be held at a later date at Corpus Christi. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.

 

David M. Waratuke

February 14, 2017 |

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

David M. Waratuke, age 67 of McKeesport, died Tuesday, February 14, 2017.

 
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Marian Theresa Robb

February 14, 2017 |

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

Marian Theresa Robb, 98, of Christy Park, died peacefully on Monday February 13, 2017. She was born February 3, 1919 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Frank and Veronica Petka Spivak. She was the wife of the late Samuel Robb who died July 11, 1995. They were the love of each others lives. Marian was a member of St. Patrick Parish in Christy Park. She is survived by her son, Attorney Kenneth Robb of White Oak, daughters, Jerrine (Raymond) Bonacci of Elizabeth Township, Patricia Pearce of White Oak and Cynthia (William) Schaffer of Harrison City, brother, John Spiewak of McKeesport, 11 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

 
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Douglas LeRoy Estelle

February 14, 2017 |

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

Douglas LeRoy Estelle, 76, of Meadville, PA, formerly of Lakewood, NJ died Sunday Feb. 12, 2017 in Pittsburgh. Born March 7, 1940 in Lakewood, NJ, he was the son of the late Oliver Douglas and Mary Josephine (Pettit) Estelle. Douglas is survived by his beloved wife, Margaret "Peg" Ballough, his children; Douglas Keith (Melanie) Estelle, Melanie (Carlton) Martin, stepchildren, Regis Gladis, Jennifer McBride, and Mary Beth Gladis-Johnson, a brother, Richard (Kathleen) Estelle, twelve grandchildren, a great grandchild, and nieces and nephews.

 
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Ellen C. Lundberg

February 13, 2017 |

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

Ellen C. Lundberg, age 94, of McKeesport, died Monday, February 13, 2017.

 
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Loretta Sharp

February 13, 2017 |

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

Loretta A. Sharp, age 83, of McKeesport passed away on February 10, 2017. Born November 10, 1933 in McKeesport she was the daughter of the late Frank and Elizabeth ( Tomkowitz) Sharp.  Loretta worked at the Thurman Candy Company, U.S. Steel, and Shop-N-Save in the meat department. She loved her animals and enjoyed watching cooking shows. Loretta is survived by her sister Marcella Szymarek of New Stanton and brother Frank (Ruth Fey) Sharp of Tucson AZ and many nieces, nephews, great and also great great nieces and nephews. Loretta is preceded in death by brothers; Edwin and Edmund Sharp, brother in law Walter Szymarek, and sister in law Marie Sharp. Family and friends will be received at the Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Wednesday February 15, 2017 from 9am until the time of service at 11am in the funeral home chapel. Father Kevin Dominik will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Mary Polish. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are suggested to the White Oak Animal Safe Haven at 2295 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131. Condolences may be shared at jaycox-jaworskifh.com.

 

Andrew Rusin

February 13, 2017 |

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

Andrew D. Rusin, age 64 of McKeesport died on February 12, 2017 at UPMC McKeesport. Born August 31,1952 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Andrew Jr. and the living Julia (Maha) Rusin. Andrew was a member of St. Michaels Orthodox Church. He was in the Mon-Yough choir and volunteered for many food banks. He enjoyed drawing and Pittsburgh sports. In addition to his mother, Andrew is survived by his sister Sandra (Melchior) Masina; nephew Paul (Suzannah) Masina; great nieces,Theodora and Rosalyn; many cousins; aunt, Helen Shaw. In addition to his father, Andrew is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Marie (Andrew) Rusin (Lazoranko); maternal grandparents, John (Anna) Maha; cousins, Gordon Shaw, Sandra Bradish, and Richard Maha. Family and friends will be received at the Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Wednesday February 15, 2017 from 2-4p.m. and 7-9p.m. Panachida service will be at 7p.m. A funeral service will be held at 10a.m. on Thursday February 16, 2017 at St. Michael's Orthodox Church. Father George R. Patrick will officiate. Burial will follow at McKeesport and Versailles Cemetery. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Ellen I. Showalter

February 13, 2017 |

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

Ellen I. Showalter, age 84, of McKeesport, died Saturday February 11, 2017.

 
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Susan H. "Sue" (Manns) Barnes

February 13, 2017 |

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

SUSAN H. “SUE” (MANNS) BARNES age 90, on February 12, 2017, at home. She was a daughter of the late Joseph and Veronica (Denne) Manns. She formerly worked at Manns Brothers in Duquesne. She was a former member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas and the Confraternity of Christian Mothers and Guild. Beloved wife of 70 years to Charles D. “Jake” Barnes; mother of Terry L. (Doris) Barnes of Findlay, OH, Sandy (late Paul) Mancini of Kinsman, OH, Dorsey (Tom) Solich of Howland, OH, Carol (Jim) Howard of West Mifflin, Sheryl (Ed) Eichenlaub of Bethel Park and Sue Muha of West Mifflin; also 16 grandchildren; and 12.9 great-grandchildren; sister of Thomas (Esther) Manns of West Mifflin; predeceased by brothers and sisters, Lawrence (late Ann) Manns, Norbert (late Martha) Manns, Regis (late Ann) Manns, Joseph “Sonny” (late Emma) Manns, Howard (late Mary Ann) Manns, Gertrude (late Bert) Kovalsky, late Mildred Manns. Visitation Monday 6-8pm and Tuesday from 2-8 p.m. at the MALOY - SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300. Blessing Service at the funeral home on Wednesday at 9:15 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial St. Agnes Church at 10 a.m. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Mifflin. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

 

Antoine Lloyd Knight, Jr

February 13, 2017 |

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

Antoine Lloyd Knight, Jr., 2 months old of McKeesport, Pennsylvania, gained his wings Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at home.

 
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Rose (Ferraro) Curinga

February 13, 2017 |

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

Rose (Ferraro) Curinga, age 96 of Jefferson Hills and formerly of Clairton, passed away on Monday, February 13, 2017 in Jefferson Hospital.  Born November 23, 1920 in Santa Donato, Italy, she was a daughter of the late Angelo and Domenica (Capolupo) Ferraro. 

 
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Nellie Stetz

February 13, 2017 |

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

Nellie Stetz, age 96, passed away on Saturday Feb 11 2017. Born in Clairton on April 4th, 1920 to Angelo and Louise Nardone. She was the loving wife of the late Edwin D. Stetz. Mother of the late Mary Lou of Glassport, Edwin P. (Donna)of Glassport, Patricia of Glassport and David Stetz of Arizona. She was the loving grandmother of Eddie (Nicole) of Liberty Boro, Chris (Angela) of Port Vue and David and Michael.

 
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Eleanor (Altman) Daily

February 13, 2017 |

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

Eleanor (Altman) Daily, 94, of Hunker, died February 10, 2017 at home. She was born September 19, 1922 in North Huntingdon, a daughter of the late Samuel Edward and Hazel (Hawk) Altman and was also preceded in death by her husband Arthur Douglas Daily, a son in law George McKeta, and siblings James Altman, Clara Gardner, and Frank Altman. She was a member of Middle Presbyterian Church, Mount Pleasant. She is survived by her children Linda Fern (John) Benford of Washington, Arthur W. (Paula) Daily of Greensburg, Judith E. McKeta and Esther L. (John) Blizman both of Hunker; grandchildren Evelyn (Greg) Kover, John (Reanna) Benford, Stewart (Jenna) Benford, Barbara (Ed) Henderson, Nicole (Carl) Collins, Sarah (Kirk) Salopek, John A. (Jen) Blizman, and Adam J. (Anna) Blizman; great grandchildren Ashley, Alex, Adam, John, Oscar, Sophia, Caroline, Revel, Isaak, Tanner, Gavin, Zachary, Sydney, Adam, and Avery; a sister Emma Dunmire of Apollo; also numerous nieces and nephews.
 
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Nancy C. Baldis

February 13, 2017 |

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

Nancy C. Baldis, 83, of Greenock, died Saturday February 11, 2017 at home. She was born May 17, 1933 in Pittsburgh and was the daughter of the late Clifford and Catherine Murphy Raley. She was the wife of the late Herbert H. Baldis who died March 21, 1996. Nancy was a member of Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Greenock and was a former volunteer for the Sonshine Soup Kitchen in McKeesport. She is survived by her daughters, Cathy Ann Baldis of McKeesport , Sharon Ann (Tim Begandy) Baldis of Port Vue and Lynn Marie (Jeff) Raschiatore of Irwin, son, Ray Charles Baldis of Greenock, grandsons, Ryan Michael (Stephanie) Baldis of Boston, and Daniel Minjock of Lawrenceville, great-grandchildren, A.J. Shriver and Lexa Baldis, nieces and nephews.

 
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Clarence D. Booth Jr.

February 13, 2017 |

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

Clarence D. Booth Jr. of McKeesport, died Feb. 10, 2017. Born Sept. 26, 1938, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Clarence Booth and Virginia (Nelson) Booth McLaughlin and husband of 45 years to Ann (Lukondi) Booth.
Clarence was a member of the National Maritime Union and retired from Consolidation Coal Co. (Consol Energy) after 26 years as a deckhand on their towboats.

 
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Elaine (West) Shirey

February 13, 2017 |

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

Elaine (West) Shirey, 78, of North Huntingdon, peacefully went to meet her Lord and Savior on Saturday, February 11. She spent the last weeks of her life in her home surrounded by family and friends. She was born in her home on December 13, 1938 in Dayton, Pa, a loving daughter of the late Harold and Alverda (Schrecengost) West. A devoted follower of Christ, Elaine shared her God-given gifts of love and music in every area of her life. She was a member of Community United Methodist Church in Harrison City where she sang in the choir, one of the many choirs in which she sang throughout her life.
 
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"Jack" John Joseph Palombo

February 13, 2017 |

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

"Jack" John J. Palombo, 87, of North Huntingdon, passed away Sunday, February 12, 2017 at Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville.

 
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Vincent R. Artuso

February 10, 2017 |

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

Vincent R. Artuso, 74, of Elizabeth Township, died Thursday February 9, 2017. He was born August 21, 1942 and was the son of the late Philip and Rose Vecchio Artuso. Vincent was a member of St. Patrick Parish and the McKeesport Model Railroad Club in Christy Park. He was a Boy Scout Leader and was a former District Commissioner and Round Table Commissioner.

 
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Amy Goldsworthy

February 09, 2017 |

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

Amy Williams Goldsworthy, 93, of Clairton, formerly of Britain, passed away at Southwestern Nursing Care Center on Wednesday, February 8, 2017. She was born December 8, 1923 to the late Leonard and Gertrude Holden Williams. Amy was the loving wife of 21 years to the late Clyde Goldsworthy Sr. She is survived by a son, Clyde (Linda) Goldsworthy Jr of Clairton, a daughter Susan Bacan of Orville, OH, two brothers, Ken Williams of England and Dennis Williams of Austrailia, a sister, Margaret of England. Amy is also survived by a granddaughter, Cathy Bacan of Orville, OH, and 3 great-grandchildren, Taylor Boylen, Samantha Pogras, and Madison Pogras. She was preceded in death by  sisters, Mary and Elsie Williams, brothers, Harry and Bill Williams, all of England, son-in-law William Bacan of Orville OH. Amy served as a motor pool parts manufacturer in the British Women’s Army during WWII. She was a member of the Church of the Transfiguration in Clairton, enjoyed crocheting, knitting, painting, and needlepoint. Arrangements have been entrusted to S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th Street, Clairton 15025. A graveside memorial service will be held on February 17, 2017 at 2 P.M at Mount Vernon Cemetery in Elizabeth, followed by inurnment. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 

Lloyd E. Myers

February 09, 2017 |

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

Lloyd E. Myers, 95, of Oxford, Florida, formerly of Trafford, PA, passed away Monday, February 6, 2017 at Promise Hospital of Florida.

 
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Nancy A. Glanz

February 09, 2017 |

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

Nancy A. Glanz, 84, of Adamsburg, passed away Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital.

 
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Benedict Sikorski

February 09, 2017 |

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

BENEDICT SIKORSKI, 86 of Glassport passed away peacefully Tues., Feb. 7, 2017 at Mt. Vernon Health Care Center.  He was born Sept. 8, 1930.  Benedict was the son of the late Frank and Stella Sikorski.  He is the beloved husband for 62 years to Fumiyo (Faye) Sikorski, loving father of Michael (Angie) Sikorski and Dr. Christopher (Barbara) Sikorski, proud grandfather of Michael (Jennifer) and Gavin (Kate) Sikorski and Christopher and Elena Sikorski and the very proud great grandfather of Chase and Camden Sikorski.  Benedict was preceded in death by sisters Agnes Jerome, Gertrude Martin and brothers Frank and Paul Sikorski.  He is survived by his younger brother Joseph Sikorski of Belle Vernon and sister in law Armie Sikorski of West Mifflin as well as many nieces and nephews who knew him as Uncle Ben.  Ben was retired from US Steel National Works in McKeesport and was a proud Army Veteran Sergeant that fought for his country in the Korean War and was awarded 2 Bronze Stars for his service to his country.  He was a member of the former St. Cecilia's Catholic Church and was an active member of Queen of the Rosary Church.

 
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John E. Sasso Jr.

February 09, 2017 |

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

John (Mex) Sasso Jr., 84, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at Excela Health Westmoreland.

 
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Tina Marie (Ludwig) Everley

February 08, 2017 |

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

Tina Marie (Ludwig) Everley, 60, of Lafayette, IN, formerly of Elizabeth Township, died Saturday February 4, 2017. She was born August 10, 1956 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Harry Ludwig, Sr. and the late Janet Finnegan Ludwig. She is survived by her husband, James Warren Everley, daughters, Mary Everley of Brownsburg, IN., and Michelle (Jarrod) Taylor of Corinth, TX, sister, Laurie (Gary) Householder of Greenock, grandchildren, Jordan and Jenna Whitehead, and Leazette and Michael Taylor, nieces, nephews and her granddog Champ.

 
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Regina Marie Maizer

February 08, 2017 |

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

Regina Marie (Stragand) Maizer, age 73, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at Jefferson Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth Twp. She graduated from Divine Redeemer Academy in Elizabeth Twp.

 
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Mary (Molly) Ellen Neumann Holder

February 08, 2017 |

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

Mary (Molly) E. Holder, 95, formerly of Pittsburgh and North Huntingdon, died on Saturday, February 4, 2017 in Copperas Cove, Texas.

 
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Grace A. Bilbray

February 08, 2017 |

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

Grace A. McLeod Bilbray, 96, went to be with the Lord, Saturday, February 4, 2017.

 
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Glenn M. Hall

February 07, 2017 |

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

Glenn M. Hall, 81 of Port Vue, formerly of Glassport died Feb. 6, 2017. He is the son of the late Orrin and Iva Hall. Beloved father of Glen (Alison) Hall of Pittsburgh grandfather of Ashley Hall of Dallas, TX. He was preceded in death by brothers Jack, Orrin Jr, James and Thomas and sisters Viola, Pauline, Edna and Jean. Glenn is a retired operator for Copperweld and a member of the Port Vue Fire Dept. Friends received Wojciechowsi Funeral Home, Glassport Thurs. 2 to 4 and 6 to 8. A funeral service will be held Fri 10 am in the funeral home. Interment following Jefferson Memorial Park

 

George F. “Snookie” Evans

February 07, 2017 |

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

George F. “Snookie” Evans, age 78 of McKeesport, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 5, 2017 at UPMC McKeesport. Born April 12, 1938 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late John Arthur and Annabelle Lucille (Krimm) Evans, and loving husband to Suzanne (Ivanco) Evans for 39 years. George was a proud volunteer member of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary and attended the Port Vue United Methodist Church. Following his retirement from a long career in the automotive and transportation industries, he went on to drive school buses in the local area where he found so much joy in the children he drove. In his free time, he enjoyed boating, camping, fishing, woodworking and country music. Earlier in life he could frequently be found driving his racecars at the Motordrome and Heidleberg Speedways. More recently, on many weekends he would be eagerly watching the Nascar Sprint Cup races any chance he would get. As Snookie would say, “He could drive anything with wheels!” He was also an animal lover at heart, and any animal with fur had a special way of stealing his heart. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Terry Lynn Evans of Glassport, Gary E. Beaufort, Jr. of Greensburg, and George A. Evans of McKeesport; sisters, Alice Ellisor of Columbia, SC, Mary Ellisor of McKeesport, Annabelle Howell of Columbia, SC, and Esther Prza of McKeesport; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, all of which he loved dearly. Family and friends will be received at Willig Funeral Home & Crematory on Thursday, February 9, 2017 from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held Friday, February 10, 2017 at 10 a.m. at the Port Vue United Methodist Church. (Everyone please meet at church). Following the funeral service, a celebration luncheon will be held at the Port Vue United Methodist fellowship hall. Immediately following the luncheon, burial will be held at Emmanuel Cemetery in Export, PA. Memorial donations are suggested to Cindy’s Memorial Bark Park, Borough of Port Vue, 1191 Romine Avenue, Port Vue, PA 15133. Condolences may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com

 

 

Antoinette J. "Toni" Graham

February 06, 2017 |

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

Antoinette J. "Toni" Graham, 69, of White Oak, died Wednesday February 1, 2017. She was born October 2, 1947 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Anthony and Blanche Krum Messina. Toni worked for the McKeesport Area School District. Toni was an unbelievably generous women who has possibly touched the lives of everyone she met. The world has lost a wonderful soul.

 
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Donna L. Recker

February 06, 2017 |

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

Donna L. Recker, age 87 of McKeesport, died Sunday, February 5, 2017.

 
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Ada M. DiMattia

February 06, 2017 |

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

Ada M. DiMattia, age 101 of Clairton, passed away on Sunday, February 5, 2017.  Born October 16, 1915 in Vallecupa, Italy, she was a daughter of the late Fioravanti and Ida (Santilli) Ginestra.

 
 
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Andrew Walter McGee

February 04, 2017 |

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

Andrew Walter McGee, 28, of McKeesport, passed away Wednesday, February 1, 2017. He was born October 2, 1988 in Pittsburgh and was the son of Walter E. (Deb) McGee III of McKeesport and Desiree Lynn (Joe) Swartz of McKeesport. Andrew had a tattoo of William Ernest Henley's poem "Invictus" and lead his life by the phrase " I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul. " In addition to his parents, Andrew is survived by sisters, Cherri (Robert Ferarri) and Brandi Halfhill of McKeesport, grandparents, Charles and Kathleen Swartz of McKeesport, great-grandfather, Francis Casey, aunts, Kimberly (Ken) Zera, and Karen (Regis) Bryer, uncle, Charles Swartz, niece, Lyric Washington, special cousin, Gara-Ann Hosier, special friend, Chelsea Cnice, as well as other family and friends.

 
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Patricia Ann (Pawlowski) Mihaljevic

February 04, 2017 |

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

Patricia Ann (Pawlowski) Mihaljevic, 79, of West Mifflin, died Thursday, February 2, 2017, in Jefferson Regional Medical Center.  Born August 14, 1937, in Braddock, she was the daughter of the Late Joseph A. and Ann M. (Gelumbus) Pawlowski.  Mrs. Mihaljevic was a member of Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, West Mifflin, It's Confraternity of Christian Mothers, A volunteer for Meals on Wheels, and was a former secretary for the former Duquesne Works, U.S. Steel Corporation. Beloved wife of the Late Rudolph R. "Rudy" Mihaljevic, she is survived by two sons, Ronald J. (Susan E.) Mihaljevic of McDonald and Michael (Julie L.) Mihaljevic of Lancaster, a brother, Robert Pawlowski of Munhall, three sisters, Janet Bucko of Connecticut, Judy Capra of Upper St. Clair, and Vivian Mazzaresa of West Mifflin, and six grandchildren, Brooke, Emily, Tyler, Taylor, Megan and Joshua.

 
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Frances (Scalise) Drago

February 04, 2017 |

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

Frances (Scalise) Drago, 95, of Sherwood Oaks, Cranberry Twp. formerly of Duquesne, died Thursday, February 2, 2017 in UPMC Passavant, McCandless Twp.  Born November 17, 1921 in Bella Nicastro, Italy. She was the daughter of the Late Antonio and Caterina (Godino) Scalise. Mrs. Drago was a member of Christ, The Light Of The World Parish, Duquesne.  Beloved wife of the late Charles S. Drago, she is survived by a son, Charles (Monica) Drago of Hampton Twp., a daughter, Jane (Jack) Shelley, of Cranberry Twp., a brother  Anthony Scalise of West Mifflin, and six grandchildren, Brian Shelley, Jason (Amber) Shelley, Jared (Lana) Shelley, Jocelyn Fesko, Marissa Drago and Nickolas Drago, three step grandchildren, Emma, Nell, and Wesley Weidenhamer, and three great grandchildren, Brynn and Addison Shelley and Nolan Drago.

 
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Charles R. Jobe

February 03, 2017 |

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

Charles R. Jobe, 79, of Port Vue, died Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017. Born April 15, 1937, in North Braddock, he was a son of the late Peter C. and Velma Christy Jobe and husband of the late Cecilia Anna Sharf Jobe. He served in the Marine Corps and was a graduate of the Pittsburgh Barber School. He retired from US Steel as a Quencher Pump Tender after 35 years of service, was a member of St. Mark Parish, an active member of SOAR and Port Vue Senior Citizens, square-danced with the Franklin Squares and really enjoyed swing dancing. He is survived by his daughters, Charmaine Ann (Don) Greco, of Beaver Falls, and Shelley Meyers, of Pleasant Hills; and grandchildren, Donnie, Marcus, Cara Marie and Cecilia. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, at STRIFFLER'S OF WHITE OAK CREMATION & MORTUARY SERVICES INC., 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131, Sue Striffler Galaski, Supervisor, 412-678-6177. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, at St. Mark Parish, Port Vue, with Father Daniel Straughn officiating. Burial will follow. Condolences may be made at www.strifflerfuneralhomes.com

 
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David L. "Dave" Meyers

February 03, 2017 |

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

David L. "Dave" Meyers, 85, of Elizabeth Township, died Thursday February 2, 2017. He was born September 8, 1931 in Glendale, CA, and was the son of the late Nevin Donald Meyers and Madalin "Hope" Johnson Meyers Flood. Dave was a retired Systems Technician and worked for Bell of Pennsylvania and AT&T. He was a member of the Bell Pioneers, the Elizabeth Township Ex Serviceman's Association and White Oak American Legion Post 701. He served in the US Army during the Korean War.

 
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John "Boots" Gwosden

February 03, 2017 |

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

John “Boots” Gwosden, age 95, passed away on Friday, February 3, 2017. Loving and attentive son of the late Steven and Mildred Gwosden (Obradovich) and the stepson of the late Joseph Obradovich. Born and raised in McKeesport, he was married for 72 years to Lillian Rezzarday Gwosden. Much loved father of Sandie McLaughlin and her husband Dr. Frank McLaughlin and the late Randy Gwosden and his wife Rebecca Banyasz Gwosden. He was the grandfather of Kelly Headrick (Adam), Daniel McLaughlin (Amy), Kerry Pringle (Michael), Brianna Shanty (Matthew), Brett Gwosden, and Matthew Bacco (Danielle). Great-grandfather “Bubba” to Bailey, Riley, Bryce and Macie McLaughlin, Kylie Pringle and Carson Bacco. He was an uncle to many nieces and nephews. Boots was the youngest surviving sibling of seven brothers and sisters many who lived into their 90’s. As a young man, he was quite a good dancer. He was the tall, dark and handsome guy “lighting” up the dance floor at many local clubs including the Palisades in McKeesport where he met his wife, Lillian. The jitterbug was his specialty. In the 40’s he played in the Pirate minor league organization as a second-baseman. He won the 1944 Pony League swat title playing for the Hornell Pirates with a .3383 average and was featured in the Louisville Slugger Yearbook. He was also featured in an article written by sportswriter, John Steadman for the Baltimore Sun Newspaper. Steadman related that Gwosden had all the qualities you look for in a prospect. He made all the plays, had excellent range, had a contagious spirit for the game and was a line drive hitter with power especially to right field. He was three years older than another second baseman that season, Nelson Fox, who was to play 19 years in the majors but at that point in their development, Steadman said that Gwosden was far superior! At seasons end, he was drafted into the Army. After that, he had an impressive start in the Eastern League in Albany but went home when the club refused to make payment on a bonus that had been promised in spring training. He quit, and walked out of baseball. He told Steadman that the bonus was just what he and his new wife needed to pay off their mortgage. Boots went on to work for the J & L Steel Company, Kelsey Hayes Wheel Company, National Tube Steel, and Equitable Insurance Company. He and his wife Lillian spent the last 45 years as owner/operators of the Traveler’s Rest Motel in Fayette County. Boots was talented as a sports figure playing, managing and mentoring McKeesport baseball teams, winning many league championships. He also showed expertise in all aspects of homebuilding and mechanics. His family depended on him to help cut trees, use his tractor to dig water lines or footers, and to be their plumber, electrician, carpenter and mechanic. He was so eager to lend a hand to family, friends or anyone he felt needed his help. He was strong and kind and was definitely the Rock of the family. We all learned so much from him and depended on his support. We will pull his determined spirit into our hearts and will cherish all these years that the Lord gave him to us. Many thanks to his loving caregivers at The Grove in Irwin. Services will be private and are entrusted to Willig Funeral Home & Crematory. Condolences may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com

 

Lena Margaret Martin

February 03, 2017 |

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

Lena Margaret Martin, 65, of McKeesport, formerly of West Elizabeth, passed away on Friday February 3, 2017 at UPMC McKeesport. She was born July 27, 1951 to the late James Howard and Sarah “Betty” Russel Everett. Lena was the wife of the late Paul Martin Sr., who passed away in 2010. Lena is survived by her close and loving friend Betty Provance. She is also survived by son, Regis (Kristy D.) Martin of Avon IN; granddaughters, Paige & Sophia Martin both of Avon, IN; brothers, James (Peggy) Everett of New London, CT, Markle (Irene) Everett of Palmyra, NJ, Thomas (Michelle) Everett of Turtle Creek; sisters, Ruth Ann (Harry) Brownfield of Finleyville and Janet Cogar of Matthews, NC. Along with her parents and husband, Lena was preceded in death by son, Paul F. Martin Jr. who passed in 1980; brothers, Jack, Rick & Paul Everett and sister, Betty Weight. She enjoyed taking on the task of solving puzzles, spending time with her loving family, opening her door to family and/or friends in their times of need. Family and friends will be received from 12 – 4 pm on Sunday February 5, 2017, at S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th Street, Clairton, PA 15025. Service will take place at the funeral home on Monday February 6, 2017 at 10:00 am followed by interment at Round Hill Cemetery. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

Katherine "Kay" Sas Valerio

February 03, 2017 |

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

Katherine “Kay” Sas Valerio, age 95 of Elizabeth Twp., died Thursday, February 2, 2017.

 
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Mary Ellen Cowles

February 03, 2017 |

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

Mary Ellen Cowles, 95, of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday, February 2, 2017.

 
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Walter Leon Thomas, Jr.

February 03, 2017 |

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

Walter Leon Thomas, Jr. was born on October 12, 1939 to Sallie Sills Thomas and Walter Leon Thomas in Braddock, PA. “Loss” as he was affectionately called, was reared in Whitaker, PA and attended West Mifflin Public Schools.

 
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Willa Elizabeth Kovacs

February 02, 2017 |

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

Willa Elizabeth Kovacs, 90, of Elizabeth Township, died Tuesday January 31, 2017 at home. She was born January 31, 1927 in Boston and was the daughter of the late Arthur and Hazel Gerschaut Jacklitch. She was the wife of the late Stephen Kovacs who died May 27, 2010. They were married for 65 years. Willa was a member of the Greenock United Methodist Church. She is survived by her sons, Allan (Nancy) Kovacs of Elizabeth Township and Steve (Jan) Kovacs of Canfield , OH, daughters, Nancy (Will) Lacey of Elizabeth Township and Betsy (Chris) Burd of Greenock, 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

 
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Mildred "Millie" Kasko

February 02, 2017 |

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

Mildred "Millie" Kasko, 88, of West Mifflin, passed away on Sunday January 29, 2017 at home. She was born December 6, 1928 in Munhall and was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Panaiia Prologo. She was the wife of the late George Oliver Kasko who died September 6, 2004. Mother of Claire (Barry A.) Bryce of Elizabeth Township and Sandra Kasko of West Mifflin. Grandmother "MiMi" of Robyn Leigh Bryce of Prescott, AZ, and sister of Jane Majernik of Hilton Head, SC, formerly of Munhall, and dear friend and companion of James Sherts.

 
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Carol A. Hammerstrom

February 02, 2017 |

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

Carol A. Hammerstrom, age 76 of McKeesport, passed away on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at Southwestern Healthcare System in West Mifflin. Born October 26, 1940 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Jesse C. Snyder and Elsie (Lord) Snyder Muse, and loving wife of the late Gerald J. “Sam” Hammerstrom. Carol was a former member of the Beulah Park United Methodist Church, and most recently belonged to the McKeesport Alliance Church. She also was a member of the Red Hat Society where she enjoyed spending time with her fellow friends. She is survived by her children, Jeffrey (Tracye) Hammerstrom of Atlanta, GA, Laurie (John) Lapsley of Glassport, and Scott (Jennifer) Hammerstrom of Scott Twp.; grandchildren, Joseph (Shea) Lapsley, Cara Lapsley, Katie Lapsley, Jared Hammerstrom, Ellery Hammerstrom and Aria Hammerstrom; and her beloved maltese dogs, Benji and Ollie. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Marlene Moore.  Family and friends will be received at Willig Funeral Home & Crematory on Friday, February 3, 2017 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 10a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Pastor Jason Wilson will officiate. Burial will follow at McKeesport-Versailles Cemetery. Memorial donations are suggested to the White Oak Animal Safe Haven, 2295 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131. Condolences may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com

 

William E. "Butch" Hudak

February 02, 2017 |

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

William E. “Butch” Hudak, age 69, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at Baldwin Health Center. He was a retired steelworker for U.S. Steel Irwin Works in West Mifflin. He was a member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth Twp. and was a die-hard Steelers fan. 

 
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Joan Deanna Dixon Williams Nickerson

February 02, 2017 |

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

Joan Deanna Dixon Williams Nickerson, 77, of Smithdale, Pennsylvania, passed away Sunday, January 29, 2017 in AHN Jefferson Hospital.

 
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Frederick D. Brown, Jr.

February 02, 2017 |

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

Frederick D. Brown, Jr., 43 years old of McKeesport, Pennsylvania, passed away Saturday, January 28, 2017 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania. He was born May 12, 1973 in McKeesport, PA, son of Frederick D. Brown, Sr. and Rev. Clara D. Medlin Brown.

 
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Adolph Davis, Jr.

February 01, 2017 |

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

Adolph Davis, Jr., 85, of Clairton, Pennsylvania, passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2017 in Golden LivingCenter of Mt. Lebanon.

 
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Nadine (Slepecki) Wallace

February 01, 2017 |

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

Nadine (Slepecki) Wallace , age 78 of Elizabeth, passed away Tuesday, January 31, 2017 in UPMC East, Monroeville.  Born November 11, 1938 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Hilda (Goffus) Slepecki

 
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David E. Hachman, Sr.

February 01, 2017 |

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

David E. Hachman, Sr., age 89 and formerly of Little Boston, PA, passed away on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 in Jefferson Hospital.  Born August 16, 1927 in Cumberland, MD, he was a son of the late Edward and Mary (Michael) Hachman. 

 
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Thomas G. Tuttle

February 01, 2017 |

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

Thomas G. Tuttle, age 79 of Clairton, passed away in his daughters home in Wilmerding on Monday, January 30, 2017. Tom was burn on March 25, 1937 in 

 
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William R. “Bill” Matta

February 01, 2017 |

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

William R. “Bill” Matta, 89 of McKeesport died at home Monday January 30, 2017. He was born July 7, 1927 in McKeesport, a son of the late Michael and Katherine Oakley Matta and was also preceded in death by his first wife Dorothy Veronick Matta and a brother Joseph Matta. Bill was a Navy veteran and was a foreman for USX Maintenance Division for over thirty years. Bill loved his family, enjoyed fishing, and will be missed by his cats, Wilber, Chick, and Matty. He is survived by his wife, Cheryl and their daughter Samantha; his children with his first wife, Debbie Simonetta and her husband James of Irwin and William R. Matta Jr. and his wife Susan of Elizabeth City, North Carolina; his granddaughter, Carly Simonetta; his great granddaughter, Isabella Kettering; and a sister, Patricia Kiss of McKeesport. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday the William Snyder Funeral Home Inc., 521 Main Street, Irwin. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Friday in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, 308 Second St., Irwin, with Father John Moineau, officiating. Those attending the Mass please go directly to the church. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, North Versailles.