Loretta Agnes Algeri

October 30, 2017 |

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

Loretta Agnes Algeri, age 78 of White Oak, formerly of Duquesne, died October 28, 2017 in McKeesport. Born March 24, 1939 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Elizabeth (Pucci) Algeri.

 
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Charlotte (Cecie) Spiegel

October 30, 2017 |

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

Charlotte (Cecie) Spiegel, age 91, of Newville and formerly of White Oak, died on Monday, October 30, 2017. She was born on September 29, 1926 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Zelman Louis (Z.L.) and Dora Friedman Weiss. She was the beloved wife for 61 years of the late David Spiegel; loving mother of Joel (Lynn) Spiegel of Greensburg, Miriam (Robert) Robinson of Mount Holly Springs and Eric (Jennifer) Spiegel of Ellicott City, MD; sister of Helen (Honey) Davis of State College; adored grandma of Julie (Keith) Goddard, Justin (Miranda) Pihony, Sarah (Jon) Malek, Laura Spiegel, Katie Spiegel and Natalie Spiegel; adoring great-grandma of Mackenzie Goddard, Reese Goddard, Rory Pihony and Rigel Pihony; also survived by many special nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

 
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Janet A. Thomas

October 30, 2017 |

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

Janet (Adams) Thomas, 85 of Port Vue died October 29, 2017 at Kane Regional McKeesport.  Born August 5, 1932 in Latrobe, she was the daughter of the late Roy and Alice (Tranquilla) Adams and the wife of the late Richard Thomas.

 
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David A. Herrmann

October 30, 2017 |

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

David A. Herrmann, Sr., 72, of Adamsburg, formerly of White Oak, died Oct. 27,2017.  He is the son of the late Eugene and Mary Mae Herrmann.  He is survived by his wife Linda Diann (Wolfe) Herrmann; daughter Linda (Sean) Antonella of Greensburg; son David A. Herrmann, Jr. of Irwin; brothers Eugene (Janet) Herrmann of Glassport and Paul (Mary Alice) Herrmann of Largo, FL; sisters Kathy (Harry) Chesney of Braddyville, Iowa and Lori Mendiola of Junction City, Kansas; also 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his brother Rodger Herrmann.  David was a retired motor inspector for US Steel; a member of the White Oak American Legion; Junior Order of Mechanics Coal Valley Council #98 and served in the US Army.  Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport, Wed. 2-8.  A funeral service will be held Thurs. 11:00 am in the funeral home.  Interment following Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.

 

Timothy J. Craighead

October 30, 2017 |

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

Timothy Joseph Craighead, 57, of Wexford, and formerly of Elizabeth Township, passed away on Friday, October 27, 2017 at UPMC Passavant. He was a former food service director of the National Mall, Pittsburgh Zoo and The Super Dome, a former member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth Township, a former owner of the Cash King in Connellsville, a former counselor at Pressley Ridge in Pittsburgh, a former golf marshal at Treesdale Golf Course in Gibsonia, and a brother of Phi Kappa Theta.

 
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William F. Richards

October 30, 2017 |

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

William F. Richards, age 79 of McKeesport, passed away on Saturday, October 28, 2017 in Forbes Regional Hospital in Monroeville.  Born November 10, 1937 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Frederick T. and Mary E. (Hrabosky) Richards. 

 
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Sandra L. Stephenson

October 30, 2017 |

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

Sandra L. Stephenson, age 69 of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Saturday, October 28, 2017 in Jefferson Hospital.  Born August 27, 1948 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Ellis and Beatrice L. (Loughner) Morgan.  

 
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Leslie J. Mitchell

October 29, 2017 |

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Leslie J. Mitchell, age 70 of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Family Hospice & Palliative Care in Mt. Lebanon.  He was a 1965 graduate of PVL High School and then went on to attend Point Park College.  He was a District Manager for A & P Grocers and had previously spent 22 years with Bob Massie Toyota. Leslie was a member of St. Michael Parish and the Youghiogheny Country Club, both in Elizabeth Twp.  Born September 22, 1947 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Louis J. and Irene (Molesso) Mitchell

 
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Joseph D. Trovy

October 28, 2017 |

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

Joseph D. Trovy, 71, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, October 27, 2017 at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital.  He was born November 13, 1945 in Braddock, PA, a son of the late Donald and Gertrude Wassel Trovy.

 
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Joseph G. "Jerry" Sapp

October 28, 2017 |

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

Joseph G. "Jerry" Sapp, 71, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, October 27, 2017 at his home.  He was born November 11, 1945 in Greensburg, a son of the late Joseph and Mary Ziros Sapp.

 
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Omar "Bill" Bradley Holland

October 27, 2017 |

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

Omar “Bill” Bradley Holland, age 92 of McKeesport, died on Thursday, October 26, 2017.  He was born October 1, 1925 in Portsmouth, Ohio, the son of the late Alvin and Ada Rurak Holland and the husband of the late Anna Marie Morocco Holland.  

 
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October 26, 2017 |

Published By Administrator | Posted in: Paid Advertising

3rd ANNUAL LIVING HISTORY TOUR

Saturday, Oct. 28 and Sunday, October 29
12 noon to 4 p.m.

McKeesport Regional History & Heritage Center presents its Third Annual Living History Tour of the McKeesport & Versailles Cemetery. This year we are pleased to offer a history of the cemetery, nine interesting and historic figures from the area's rich past and a food truck round-up!

Tour the beautiful grounds, learn the history of the cemetery, and learn about nine of the interesting individuals buried in the cemetery.

Advance tickets may be purchased by calling 412-678-1832.

  • $10 Advance Adult Ticket / $5 Advance Children 12 & Under
  • ($13 Adult/$8 Children Day of Event)

Proceeds benefit the McKeesport Regional History & Heritage Center - "YOUR Mon Valley Museum!"

An Encore Presentation will be held at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Center.

 

John M. Bodnar

October 26, 2017 |

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

John M. Bodnar, 105, formerly of Duquesne, died peacefully Thursday, October 19, 2017, in Southwestern Veterans Hospital, Pittsburgh. Mr. Bodnar was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, Duquesne, a retired self employed Tavern owner, a proud U. S. Army veteran of WWII, and a former member of the G.B.U. Duquesne. Born December 29, 1911, in Duquesne, he was the son of the late Michael and Anna Suhoza Bodnar and the beloved husband of the late Anna Holko Bodnar and the late Anna Hornyak Bodnar. He was also preceded in death by a son John M. Bodnar, Jr., and seven siblings; Andrew, William, Nicholas, Michael, Joseph Bodnar, Ann Drotar, and Margaret Liszka. He is survived by several nieces and nephews.

 
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Mabel A. Lyons

October 26, 2017 |

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

Mabel A. Lyons, age 95 of Port Vue, died Monday, October 23, 2017.  She was born in McKeesport on May 11, 1922, the daughter of the late Robert S. and Marie M. Campbell Watts and the wife of the late Donald D. Lyons.

 
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Anna Rae Keister

October 25, 2017 |

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

Anna Rae Keister, 90, of White Oak, died Sunday, October 22, 2017. She was born February 27, 1927 in Wilkins Township and was the daughter of the late Albert Eugene and Helen J. Morgan Keister. She was a member of the McKeesport Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses and was a retired home health care Nurse. She is survived by her sons, Bruce (Karla) Komaniak of Holiday Park and Todd (Debra) Komaniak of Sarasota, FL, daughter, Deborah (David) Majercik of White Oak, grandchildren, Benjamin, Zachary, Sunni, Samantha and Jacob Komaniak and Julianna Smith, 6 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

 
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Frank P. Gottlieb

October 25, 2017 |

Published By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Frank P. Gottlieb died Tuesday, October 24, 2017. Beloved son of the late Abraham and Nettie Bondy Gottlieb. Beloved brother of Florence Gottlieb Krakoff (late Samuel) of Industry and Marcus A. Gottlieb (Carole) of Pittsburgh. Nephew of Janet Bondy Eisen (Bernard). Uncle of Richard Krakoff, Lisa Krakoff Biancucci (Richard), Michael Gottlieb (Laurie), Linda Gottlieb Gordon (Alan), Amy Gottlieb Cook (David) and the late Daniel Krakoff. Also survived by many cherished great and great-great nieces and nephews, numerous cousins and countless friends. Raised in Midland, PA, Frank was a journalist who graduated from Duquesne University. He was a Vietnam Veteran and former News Director at KQV News Radio. He was the recipient of the Golden Quill Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011.

 
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Jason M. Wentroble

October 25, 2017 |

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

Jason M. Wentroble, 45, of Buena Vista, died Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at Presbyterian University Hospital.  Born in McKeesport, October 12, 1972, he was the son of the late William Wentroble, and is survived by his mother, Patricia Queen Keller of McKeesport and the love of his life, Penny Littleton, her daughters, Sheree Payne and Mary Way, both of Buena Vista; also by grandchildren, Michael and Alivia.  He was a bartender and cook at Sheree’s Tavern in Sutersville and a member of A.S.C.A.P.  Friends will be received in the Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 on Friday, October 27, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM.

 

William E. Show, Jr.

October 24, 2017 |

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

William E. Show, Jr., age 76 of Clarksville, died Saturday, October 21, 2017.  He was born in Homestead on Aug. 30, 1941, the son of the late William E., Sr. and Grace Salomon Show.  He is preceded in death by his sister, Joan Knapp Pepperday.  He is survived by his niece, Patty Knapp (Philip) Broda of Greensburg; nephew, Randy Knapp of Port Vue Boro.; a great niece; a great nephew; and a great-great niece.

 
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Helen Russin

October 24, 2017 |

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

Helen Russin, 85, of White Oak, died Sunday at McKeesport Hospital.  Born November 22, 1931 in Coalport, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Anna (Howshoski) Russin.  

 
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Shirley A. Ziemianski

October 24, 2017 |

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

Shirley A. (Horvath) Ziemianski, age 83, of Lincoln Borough, passed away on Monday, October 23, 2017 at home. She was a baker and waitress for Stallings in Glassport. A member of St. Mark's Parish in Port Vue, she enjoyed making and selling wedding cakes.

 
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Catherine A. Hartman

October 24, 2017 |

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

Catherine A. Hartman, age 94 of North Versailles, died peacefully at home Monday, October 23, 2017.  She was born July 16, 1923 in Pittsburgh, the daughter of the late John and Alice Farnan Leitchenfield and the wife of the late George Hartman, Jr.  

 
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Grace M. Hough

October 24, 2017 |

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

Grace M. Hough, 90, of Elizabeth Township, died Friday, October 20, 2017. She was born February 4, 1927 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late James and Grace Mulligan McAllister. She was the wife of the late Robert Glenn Hough Sr. Grace was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Christy Park and belonged to the Christian Mothers Women's Guild, Ladies of Charity and the Bereavement Ministry. She had worked for the former James Ryan Flowers. She is survived by daughters, Kathleen Villi of Mesa, AZ, JoAnne Hough and Patricia "Patti" Tray of Elizabeth Township, grandchildren, Vince (Heather) Villi, Jr., Andrew Robert Tray and Matthew James (Jessica) Tray, 4 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

 
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Francis "Butch" Flanigan

October 23, 2017 |

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

Francis "Butch" Flanigan, 67, of Blythedale, formerly of Herminie, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, October 22, 2017. He was born January 10, 1950 in Greensburg and was the son of the late Thomas C. and Margaret Stafford Flanigan. Butch was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in West Newton and was also a member of the former St. Charles Roman Catholic Church of Sutersville. He was a member of the Sutersville Moose Lodge 1358, the Owls Club of Frank, UMBU of Blythedale, and was a social member of the Buena Vista Vol. Fire Co. He was a former member of Blythedale and Herminie Fire Companies. Butch is survived by his wife of 40 years, Shirley Coffer Flanigan, sisters, Nina (Carl) Dyer of Madison, Lauretta Stanley and Bernadine Flanigan (special friend, Chrissy Robinson) of Yukon, brother-in-law, John (Peggy) Coffer of Perryopolis, and many nieces and nephews.

 
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Mary Louise Julian

October 23, 2017 |

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Mary Louise Julian, age 96 of Clairton, passed away at home on Sunday, October 22, 2017.  Born October 16, 1921 in Aliquippa, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Pomphilia (Marrafini) Ross.

 
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Mark E. Raynak

October 23, 2017 |

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

Mark E. Raynak, age 52 of Jefferson Hills, passed away at home on Saturday, October 21, 2017.  Born December 18, 1964 in McKeesport, he was a son of Dolores (Chontos) Raynak of Jefferson Hills and the late Edward Raynak.

 
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Nancy Ivkovich

October 23, 2017 |

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

Nancy Ivkovich, 59, of Versailles, died Saturday, October 21, 2017 at home. She was born June 21, 1958 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Nick and Daisy Mrvos Ivkovich. Nancy was a member of St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church and the Choir. She was an Interior Decorator for the former Wicks and Sears. She is survived by her brother, Nicholas (Nancy) Ivkovich of Liberty Borough, and nieces, Kristi (Charles) McCutcheon of Liberty Borough and Dana (Jason) Seyerle of Elizabeth Township, 3 great nieces and a great nephew.

 
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Jerome M. "Jerry" Adams

October 22, 2017 |

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

Jerome M. Adams of Jefferson Hills died peacefully on October 20, 2017 married to his loving and devoted wife Betsy Auten Adams for 58 years. He is survived by his two sons, Joseph A. Adams of Pleasant Hills and Mike Adams of Jefferson Hills, along with three grandchildren Natalie, Ashley Marie, and John Michael Adams.  

 
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Ora C. Dixon

October 22, 2017 |

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

Ora C. Dixon, age 89, passed away on October 21, 2017. She was born in McKeesport on November 8, 1927 and is the daughter of the late Lynch and Lake Erie Smith Dixon, stepfather, Curtis Henry. She was a life time resident of McKeesport and a 50-year Republican. She is the first African American and first woman to be appointed though the County, Chairman of the Republican Party over 12 Wards.

 
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Ronald Brian Frantish

October 21, 2017 |

Published By Editor | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Ronald Brian Frantish, age 60 of Wake Forest, N.C. passed away peacefully on October 15, 2017.

He is survived by his wife of 25 years Kathryn Ringelstein Frantish; brother Roger (Gertrude) Frantish and sister Rhoda (Daniel) Wolfe, plus several nieces and nephews.  He was pre-deceased by his parents, Edward and Mary Frantish of Buena Vista, Pa.

Ron was of the Class of 1974 of Elizabeth Forward High School, graduated with honors from Carnegie-Mellon University and retired from IBM after 32 years of service as a senior systems engineer.

Memorial services to celebrate his life will be held November 4, 2017, at the Mt. Vernon Community Presbyterian Church, 2200 Buena Vista Rd., McKeesport, PA. 

Family will receive visitors at 10:00 a.m. in the Church Parlors with the service to follow at 11:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations are requested for the Buena Vista Volunteer Fire Company #1,  3333  Fire Station St., Buena Vista, PA 15018 or the Punta Gorda Lions Club Foundation, PO Box 510915,  Punta Gorda,  FL 33951.

 

James G. Sepcic

October 20, 2017 |

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

James G. Sepcic, 85, of Liberty Borough, died Thursday, October 19, 2017. He was born March 3, 1932 in Braddock and was the son of the late Stephen and Milka "Mildred" Krajacic Sepcich. He was a member of the Liberty Presbyterian Church, Veteran's of Foreign Wars, The US Navy Memorial Association, American Legion, D.A.V., V.F.W., Croatian Federation of America, and was a former Liberty Borough Volunteer Fire Fighter. James was a US Navy Veteran of the Korean War. He served on the Battleship New Jersey. For his service, he received the National Defense Medal, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal and the China Service Medal. He was retired from the US Steel Edgar Thompson Works. He was the loving husband of Peggy Page Comer Sepcic, devoted father of Laura Ann Mierow of Wauwatosa, WI, Christine Marie Napotnik of Gibsonia, Rebecca S. (Lee) Miller of Phoenix, AZ, Robert G. Neal and Stephen L. Neal of North Huntingdon, and James D. Neal of White Oak, compassionate "Pap Pap" of Aubrianna and Georgena Mierow, Adam Napotnik, Ryan Polito, Ashlee Miller, Robert G. Neal, Jr., and Stephen L. Neal, Jr., beloved brother of Elizabeth Basista of FL, and had many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

 
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Joseph P. Stewart Sr.

October 20, 2017 |

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

Joseph P. Stewart Sr., 76, of Adamsburg, passed away Thursday, October 19, 2017 at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital.

 
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Margaret (Moran) Mitrega

October 19, 2017 |

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

MARGARET (MORAN) MITREGA Age 93, of West Mifflin, formerly of Duquesne, on October 18, 2017 at home. She was a daughter of the late John and Anna (Monegas) Moran. In her younger years she loved to dance. Wife of the late Stanley J. Mitrega; mother of Edward A. (Louise) Moran of Plum Boro; grandmother of Jeffrey (Michele) Moran and Lisa (Max) Bizzak; great- grandmother of Tyler and Cameron Moran and Madison and Max Bizzak; also survived by nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her twin sister, Elizabeth (Steven) Lutka; and sisters and their husbands, Anna (John) Wargo, Mary (Steven) Keller, Susan (Andrew) Hlivka, Helen (Andrew) Slafka, Pauline (Steven) Fedak and Theresa (Albert) Vavra. Visitation Sunday, October 22, 2017, from 12 - 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, October, 23, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at Saint Hedwig Church of Christ the Light of the World Parish, at 10 a.m. Rev. Thomas Lewandowski officiating. Burial will be in St. Hedwig Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Christ the Light of the World Parish, 32 S. 1st St., Duquesne, PA 15110.

 

Helen Davis

October 19, 2017 |

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

Helen C. Davis, age 48 of Clairton, passed away on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 in Clairton.  Helen was born on August 6, 1969 in McKeesport to William Davis of Clairton and the late Helen C. (Pickel) Davis.

 
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Florence E. Alderson

October 19, 2017 |

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

Florence E. Alderson, age 88, of Jefferson Hills, passed away on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at Mt. Vernon of  South Park. She retired as a cashier for the former A & P Company in Clairton. She was a member of Beulah Baptist Church in Jefferson Hills, where she taught Sunday School for 40 years. She was an avid crafter, baker, sewer, and gardener.

 
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Frances Spivak

October 19, 2017 |

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

Frances Spivak, age 99 of Monroeville and formerly of North Braddock, died October 18, 2017 at Manor Care of Monroeville.  She was beloved wife of the late Peter Spivak.

 
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Jonette Workman

October 19, 2017 |

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

Jonette (Ware) Workman, age 87, of Bunola, and formerly of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Thursday, October 19, 2017, at home. She enjoyed spending time at home with her family.

 
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William P. Buric

October 19, 2017 |

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

William P. Buric, 84, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at Transitions Heath Care Center, North Huntingdon. He was born January 17, 1933 in Rillton, PA, a son of the late Ivan and Anna Buric.

 
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Robert C. Estochen, Sr.

October 18, 2017 |

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

Robert C. Estochen, Sr., 84, of Douglasville, Georgia, formerly of White Oak, died Tuesday, October 17, 2017. He was born September 22, 1933 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Joseph and Mary Pagesh Estochen. He was a member of Faith Lutheran church in White Oak and was retired from Westinghouse Electric. Robert was a coach for 17 years for the White Oak Athletic Association. He is survived by his daughter Bonny Jo Belcher of Douglasville, GA, sons, Eric L. (Terri) Estochen of Tyngsboro, MA, Robert C. (Laurie) Estochen, Jr.,  of Farmington, NY, and Edwin G. Estochen of Aiken, SC, 10 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

 
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Paul Daniel Kolich

October 18, 2017 |

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Paul Daniel Kolich, age 62 of McKeesport, died Wednesday, October 18, 2017.  He was born in McKeesport on July 5, 1955 and is the son of the late Mark and Evelyn Burchell Patton Kolich.  

 
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Michael Joseph Minyon III

October 18, 2017 |

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

Michael Joseph Minyon III, 34, of Orlando, FL., formerly of Pittsburgh, died Saturday, October 14, 2017. He was born October 29, 1982 in Pittsburgh. Michael has worked at Disney World, currently at the Coral Reef Restaurant in Epcot Center for the past eleven years. His legacy of love, caring and helping others will not be forgotten by the close "family like" network of friends and coworkers with whom he shared his life in Orlando, Florida. A dedicated animal lover, his loyal dog Blue was his constant companion. As a traveler, he touched many lives across the globe. Mike was compassionate and understanding to all he encountered. We here in Pittsburgh always looked forward to his visits, and visiting with him.

 
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Mary Ann (Bencho) Rossey

October 18, 2017 |

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

Mary Ann (Bencho) Rossey, 67, of Wilmerding, died Sunday October 15, 2017. Surviving are her longtime friend and caregiver Daniel Cizauckus; her children Michael (Christina) Rossey, Dana LaVerde, and Ralph LaVerde; several grandchildren; siblings Sally Ann (Charles) Baine, Joseph (Arlene) Bencho, Michael Bencho, and the late Barbara; also nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.
 
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Tonya D. Wright

October 18, 2017 |

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

Tonya D. Wright, age 55, of Penn Hills, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, October 5, 2017. She was born November 7, 1961 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of Leroy Parks and the late Constance Wright. She worked for the last 10 years as a Bus Driver for hearing impaired children. She is survived by her son Curtis L. Seay of North Versailles; and six grandchildren. Services were private. Arrangements handled by the Forgie-Snyder Funeral Home, 1032 Broadway, East McKeesport, 412-823-8083.
 

Patricia L. (Eckenrod) Stefancis Rubright

October 18, 2017 |

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

Patricia L. (Eckenrod) Stefancis Rubright, age 78, of Wendel, passed away Sunday, October 15, 2017. She was born December 22, 1938 in East Pittsburgh, the daughter of the late Lawrence and Sophie (Perello) Eckenrod. She was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church in North Huntingdon. She worked for over 20 years in housekeeping at the Briarcliff Pavilion in North Huntingdon before retiring. She is survived by her son Eric (Lisa) Stefancis of Wendel; granddaughter Brittney Stefancis; brother Lawrence (Renee) Eckenrod of East McKeesport; and nieces and nephews. Services are private.
 
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Robert Ross Mowry

October 18, 2017 |

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

Robert Ross Mowry, 91, of Irwin, died Sunday October 15, 2017. He was born November 9, 1925 in Irwin, a son of the late Glenn and Grace (Bell) Mowry. He was a retired general foreman for Westinghouse Airbrake Co., Wilmerding, and a member of American Legion Post 359 and L.O.O.M., Lodge 236, both of Irwin. Bob was a Navy veteran of WWII and was recently recognized by the Tribune Review for being one of the last remaining survivors of an explosion on the USS Turner off the coast of New Jersey that killed 136 sailors in January of 1944. The cause of the explosion was never solved. He is survived by his wife Anne S. (Pertzog) Mowry; his children Bea (Tom) Airgood of Penn Hills, Robert R. (Jerilyn) Mowry of Kittanning, and Pam (Don) Wise of CA; grandchildren Robbie, Steve, Nikki, Matthew S. Mowry, Christina, Jennifer, and Chris; great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; brothers Gene Mowry of Plum and Sam Gibson of NC; also nieces and nephews.
 
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Gary D. DeNardo

October 17, 2017 |

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

Gary D. DeNardo, age 74 of Myrtle Beach, SC, formerly of McKeesport, died October 15, 2017 in Belle Vernon. Born June 1, 1943 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Carmen and Emma (Starry) DeNardo, and loving husband of Ruth (Rae) DeNardo.

 
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John Thomas Petruna, Jr.

October 17, 2017 |

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

John Thomas Petruna, Jr., age 90 of White Oak, died Monday, October 16, 2017. He was born June 18, 1927 in McKeesport, the son of the late John T., Sr.  and Joanna Kaminski Petruna. 

 
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Dr. Robert Miller

October 17, 2017 |

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

Dr. Robert Miller, age 94 of White Oak, passed away on Monday, October 16, 2017 at home.  Born August 26, 1923 in Export, he was a son of the late Marko and Mary Jurcevich. 

 
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Matushka Martha Marie Ermakov

October 17, 2017 |

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

Matushka Martha Marie Ermakov, 88, of McKeesport, died Sunday, October 15, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. She was born August 23, 1929 in Olyphant, and was the daughter of the late John and Martha Russen Sweda. She was the wife of the late Archpriest Dimitri H. Ermakov. She was a member of Dormition of the Holy Virgin Russian Orthodox Church in McKeesport. Martha was a switchboard operator for the former Bell of Pennsylvania. She is survived by her daughters, Matushka Larissa D. (Mitred Archpriest Stephan P.) Romanchak of The Villages, FL, Matushka Juliane D. (Protodeacon Stephen) Howanetz of Olyphant, and Martha D. Martin of McKeesport, son, Archpriest Dimitri D. (Matushka Natasha) Ermakov of West Mifflin, sister, Vera Wasacz of San Francisco, CA, 20 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

 
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Mary Marcoff

October 16, 2017 |

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

Marian (Snyder) Marcoff, age 79, of Finleyville, passed away on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at Jefferson Hospital. She retired after 25 years as a tour guide and clerk typist for Round Hill Park in Elizabeth Twp. She was a member of Elizabeth Baptist Church where she was a former deacon and Sunday School teacher. A 1956 graduate of McKeesport High School, she most recently attended South Hills Bible Chapel. She was known to her family and friends for her wit, compassion, and her love of the Lord. 

 
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Donald J. Slivka

October 16, 2017 |

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

DONALD J. SLIVKA, 71, of Glassport died Oct. 14, 2017.

He is the son of the late Michael and Sally (Majzer) Slivka.  Don is survived by his girlfriend and companion, Gina Wawrzeniak; daughter Jennifer Slivka; son Mark D. Slivka; grandson Mark D. Slivka, Jr.; brother John (Linda) Slivka; nephews Jerry, John, Matthew and David and great nieces Zoe and Brooklyn. 

Don was a security guard for St. Moritz and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.  Funeral arrangements are by Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport.

 

Larry Pearsol

October 16, 2017 |

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

Larry Pearsol, age 70, of West Elizabeth, passed away on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at home. He retired as a backhoe operator for Pennsylvania American Water Company. A Navy veteran having served during the Vietnam War, he was a member of the Elrama Sportsman's Club and a life member of the Clairton VFW. 

 
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John J. Rendulich

October 16, 2017 |

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John J. Rendulich, age 91 of Bunola, PA, formerly of McKeesport, died Monday, October 16, 2017. He was born April 5, 1926 in McKeesport, the son of the late John and Mary Yohovic Rendulich. John served in the U.S. Navy during WWII, was an avid golfer and loved movies. He retired from the Pittsburgh Post office after 30 years of service. He is survived by his daughter, Linda White of Bunola, PA; son, Brian Rendulich of N. Huntingdon; grandchildren, Leonard White of Elizabeth, Aaron (Kristin Ruth) White of Carrick; brother, Judge (Jo) Rendulic of Henderson, Nevada; cousins, Carol Bernick of Forest Hills and her son Michael of N. Versailles, and Nancy (Guy) Lombardo of N. Huntingdon, also many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brothers; Stanley and Eddie Rendulich and sisters; Wilma Cvetnic, Carol Monaghan, and Elaine Candelore.

 
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Joan "Joanne" Steinkopf Sopko

October 16, 2017 |

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

Joan “Joanne” Steinkopf Sopko, 85, of Jefferson Hills passed away on Sunday October 15, 2017 at Baldwin Health Center.  She was born November 23, 1931 in McKeesport to the late Herman and Larue Nau Steinkopf. Joanne was the loving wife of the late Stephen M. Sopko who passed away in 2005. She is survived by sons, Stephen (Sandy) Sopko of Irwin, Michael (Laura) Sopko of Baldwin, Herman Sopko of Jefferson Hills; daughters, Bernice (Louis) Walsh of Clairton, Darlene Kelly of Speers, Suzie Krsul of Bethel Park, JoAnne (John) Makovich of Yukon, PA; grandchildren, Paulette, Joan, Tina, Corri, Bevelynn, Andrea, Mikey, Missy, Joey, Josh, Christina, Drew, Michael, Broc, Leita, Jesse, JD, Robbie, Scott; and 35 great-grandchildren.  Along with her parents and spouse, Joanne was preceded in death by son, John; brothers, William and Carl Steinkopf; and sisters, Jean Reigh and June Miller.  She was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish in Clairton, previously a member of Turner’s in McKeesport and VFW Auxiliary in Bethel Park.  Joanne enjoyed camping, fishing, and gardening.  Family and friends will be received on Sunday, October 22, 2017 from 11 am – 1 pm at S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th Street, Clairton, PA   15025. A memorial service will take place immediately after visitation in the funeral home chapel.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

John M. Slavick

October 16, 2017 |

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John M. Slavick, age 66, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at home. He was a former bus driver for DMJ in Mt. Pleasant. A Marine veteran serving during the Vietnam War, he was a former member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth Twp. and a lifetime member of West Newton Sportsman's Club. He enjoyed spending the summer at his camp in Potter County and sitting under the pavilion by the fire with an ice cold Coors Light. He loved his dog Max and hunting. 

 
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Wallace "Wally" R. List

October 15, 2017 |

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

Wallace "Wally" R. List, 76, of North Huntingdon, passed away, Sunday, October 15, 2017 at Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville.

 
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Catherine S. Williams

October 14, 2017 |

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

Catherine S. Williams, 91 of White Oak died October 13, 2017 at UPMC Shadyside.  She was born August 1, 1926 in Monessen, daughter of the late Julius Peter  and  Mary Barbara Doerfler Schmidt.

 
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Bernice M. (Rittko) Mycka

October 13, 2017 |

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

Bernice M. (Rittko) Mycka, age 99 of North Versailles, passed away Thursday, October 12, 2017. She was born September 5, 1918 in Braddock, the daughter of the late George and Mary (Petrick) Rittko. She was one of the founding mothers of St. Robert Bellarmine Church in East McKeesport. She worked as a cosmetologist styling hair in her own home before working in sales at the JcPenny Store for over 20 years at the Eastland Mall. She was a loving mother that was proud of her kids, grandchild, and great-grandsons. She is survived by her children Damian Mycka of North Versailles and Elizabeth Spernak of Monroeville; granddaughter Jennifer (Ryan) Pattan; and great grandsons Wyatt, Levi and Bode. 
 
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Richard Dellarosa

October 13, 2017 |

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Richard Dellarosa, age 91 of Clairton, passed away on Thursday, October 12, 2017.  Born May 27, 1926 in LaBelle, he was a son of the late Silvio and Ann (Bilpuch) Dellarosa.  

 
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Mary "Honey" Pesta

October 13, 2017 |

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

Mary "Honey" Pesta, age 95, of McKeesport, died October 10, 2017, at Southwestern Nursing Home. Born May 16, 1922, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late George and Mildred (Kusic) Dukic and the wife of the late Michael G. Pesta.

 
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John P. DeBerardinis

October 13, 2017 |

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

John DeBerardinis, 55, of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday, October 12, 2017.  He was born September 16, 1962 in Pittsburgh, PA, a son of the late Abele and Mary Sudor DeBerardinis.

 
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Keith Alvin Markle

October 12, 2017 |

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

Keith Alvin Markle,  60, of Crafton, formerly of West Newton, died  Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at home. He was born August 6, 1957 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Alvin "Creamy" and Elinor Smith Markle. Keith worked for Midwest Transport and had formerly worked for Schneider Trucking Co. and Walmart Trucking. Keith was an outstanding Little League and Pony League baseball player in West Newton. He was in the last class to graduate West Newton High School in 1976. He was an avid Pittsburgh sports fan. He is survived by sisters, Sandi (Joe) Hawthorne of Buena Vista, and Debra (Don) Furar of Goodyear, AZ, brothers, Kevin Markle and Dennis (Jeanette) Markle of West Newton, nieces and nephews.

 
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Robert E. "Bob" Delo

October 12, 2017 |

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Robert E. "Bob" Delo, age 76 of Coulters, passed away on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 in John J. Kane Regional Center in McKeesport.  Born December 23, 1940 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Robert Ellis and Marilouise (McCormick) Delo. 

 
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Peter Yacko

October 12, 2017 |

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

Peter Yacko, age 89, a resident of Concordia, Cabot, formerly of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, October 10, 2017. He was born April 23, 1928 in East McKeesport, a son of the late Anthony and Martha (Hrynik) Yacko. He was a former active member of the Norwin Alliance Church, North Huntingdon, a former member of Men’s Prayer Fellowship, and went on to volunteer at the Concordia Lutheran Ministries in Cabot. He attended Nyack College in Nyack, New York and graduated from St. Paul Bible College, St. Paul, Minnesota. Upon graduation he served as a missionary with Village Mission in Nebraska and Missouri. Peter owned the Yacko Construction Company for many years where he built and remodeled churches across West Pennsylvania. He retired as the Safety Maintenance Supervisor at Precise Metals and Plastics in North Versailles.
 
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Gertrude Feeney

October 12, 2017 |

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

Gertrude Feeney, 89, a resident of Redstone Highlands, North Huntingdon, formerly of North Versailles, died Saturday October 7, 2017. She was born December 11, 1927 in North Versailles a daughter of the late George and Gertrude (May) Feeney. She was a retired secretary for Westinghouse Airbrake Company, Wilmerding. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by siblings Harry Feeney, Howard Feeney, and June Kudman. She is survived by her brother Earl Feeney of North Huntingdon. Services and interment were private. Arrangements were handled by Forgie-Snyder Funeral Home, East McKeesport. For online condolences please visit www.snyderfueralservuices.com.
 
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David (Dave) Spiegel

October 11, 2017 |

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

David (Dave) Spiegel, age 92, of Newville and formerly of White Oak, died on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. He was born on July 26, 1925 in Uzhhorod, Czechoslovakia and was the son of the late Bernath and Malka Lichtenstein Spiegel. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Charlotte (Cecie) Weiss Spiegel, and was the loving father of Joel (Lynn) Spiegel of Greensburg, Miriam (Robert) Robinson of Mount Holly Springs and Eric (Jennifer) Spiegel of Ellicott City, MD; brother of Jennie (Milton) Reynard of Belmont, California; adored Papa of Julie (Keith) Goddard, Justin (Miranda) Pihony, Sarah (Jon) Malek, Laura Spiegel, Katie Spiegel and Natalie Spiegel; adoring great-grandpa of Mackenzie Goddard, Reese Goddard, Rory Pihony and Rigel Pihony; also survived by many special nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

 
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Lois J. (Meigs) Landis

October 11, 2017 |

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

Lois J. (Meigs) Landis, 92, of North Huntingdon, died Thursday October 5, 2017. She was born September 25, 1925 in Irwin, a daughter of the late William J. and Mary M. (Fisher) Meigs. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Irwin. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Harvey G. Landis and grandson in-law Max Howard. She is survived by her children Ronald G. (Linda) Landis, Karen J. Rager, and Gaye L. (David) McCarthy all of Greensburg; grandchildren Sherry Howard, Eric (Stacy) Rager, and Michelle (Shane) Hopkins; great grandchildren Max and Shayla Howard, Jacob and Deja Reed, and Brooke Rager. Services and interment will be private. The William Snyder Funeral Home Inc., Irwin, 724-863-1200 is in charge of arrangements. For online condolences please visit www.snyderfuneralservices.com.

 

Harry Kenneth Shoemaker

October 11, 2017 |

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

Harry Kenneth Shoemaker, age 67, of West Elizabeth, passed away on Saturday, October 7, 2017. A Navy veteran having served in Vietnam, he was a retired mechanic for Elizabeth Auto Sales. Born April 3, 1950 in Wilson, he was a son of Gertrude (Sphect) Shoemaker and the late Harry Shoemaker. He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Darlene F. (Stearns) Shoemaker; and sons, stepchildren, grandchildren, sisters, nieces and nephews. Private visitation took place on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 
 

Beverly J. (Harshberger) Smith

October 10, 2017 |

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

Beverly J. (Harshberger) Smith, age 59, of North Huntingdon, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, October 8, 2017. She worked as a trauma nurse at Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh for over 25 years before spending the last 5 years as a nurse educator at Excela Health of Latrobe. She is preceded in death by the wonderful couple that raised her Carl and Mildred Bock. She is survived by her daughter Casey Smith (fiancée Andrew Rogowski) of North Huntingdon.
 
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Eugene Carl Lepsch

October 10, 2017 |

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

Eugene Carl Lepsch, 84, of Coulters, died Monday, October 9, 2017.  He was born October 24, 1932 in Greenock and was the son of the late Charles George and Edna Marie Hendry Lepsch. He was the husband of the late Eleanor A. Valecko Lepsch who died February 26, 2016. He was a member of First United Presbyterian Church of Boston, and was retired from Port Authority of Allegheny County.  He was also a retired Pennsylvania Constable. He was a member of Rescue 8, White Oak Rescue and the McKeesport Ambulance Service. Eugene was a US Army Veteran of the Korean War. He received the National Defense Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal and the Korean Service Medal. He is survived by his son Robert Michael (Anna) Lepsch of Chalfant,  daughters, Kathleen (late husband, Guy) Esposito and Rose Ann (Dennis) Torok of Coulters, grandchildren, Deanne Torok-Katchur (Chris), and Christopher and Cassie Lepsch, step-grandchildren, Guy, Jr., Michael, Gary, Carl, and Timothy Esposito, and Jennifer Speranza, and nieces and nephews.

 
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Raymond Vern Fisher

October 10, 2017 |

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Raymond Vern Fisher, age 82, of West Elizabeth, and formerly of Bridgeport, CT passed away on Monday, October 9, 2017 at Jefferson Hospital. An Army veteran, he was a security guard for St. Moritz in Bunola. 

 
 
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Hazel M. Stammer

October 10, 2017 |

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

HAZEL M. STAMMER, 94, of West Mifflin, died Oct. 9, 2017.  She is the daughter of the late John and Sadie Anderson.  She is the wife of the late Russell Stammer.  Hazel is survived by her children Claudia Stammer, Gwen Kovalsky, Chris Stammer, Russell Stammer and William Stammer.  Hazel was a retired nurse for McKeesport Hosptial and former member of the First United Methodist Church in Duquesne. Funeral arrangements by Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne.

 

Shelly L. Kiraly

October 10, 2017 |

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

SHELLY L. KIRALY, 75 of Glassport, died Oct. 9, 2017.  She is the daughter of the late William and Anna (Andrews) Kiraly.  She is survived by her brother Bill Kiraly of White Oak; niece Alexandra Kiraly and her beloved dog, Bandit.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her aunt Helen Batt.  Shelly was a legal secretary for Scoratow and Dudik Law Firm; she did free lance typing for Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital as well as volunteer work.  She was an executive secretary for Westinghouse Electric Corp., Bettis Atomic Plant and also worked for Attorney Richard Zeleznik in the late 50's and early 60's.  Shelly was a member of the Senior Citizens Center in Glassport and was an avid golfer, accomplishing 8 hole-in-ones and was a 4-time woman's champ at Bel Meadow Country Club in West Virginia.  Shelly graduated from Glassport High School, where she was a majorette and went on to Grace Martin Business College, graduating with honors.  Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport, Fri. 2-4 and 6-8.  A funeral blessing will be held Sat. 10:00 am at the funeral home with Rev. Miroslaus Wojcicki.  Interment following McKeesport-Versailles Cemetery.

 

John Frank Dawson, Sr.

October 09, 2017 |

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

John Frank Dawson, Sr., age 72 of White Oak, died Monday, October 9, 2017. He was born September 22, 1945 in McKeesport, the son of the late Thayer C. and Milda Schneider Dawson. 

 
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Lucy (Rizzo) Filia

October 09, 2017 |

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

Lucy (Rizzo) Filia, age 91, formerly of Wilmerding, after a long struggle with dementia. Wife of the late James; beloved mother of Joseph (Marsha) of Columbus, Ohio, and James F. (Mary Kay) of North Versailles; dear sister of Rosemary (the late Frank) Abate of Delaware, Connie (Jack) Biedinger of Hempfield, William (Lucille) Rizzo of Hawaii, and the late Frank Rizzo; also 6 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and a great grandson.
 
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Lawrence J. Laychak

October 09, 2017 |

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

Lawrence J. Laychak, 68, of North Huntingdon, died Sunday October 8, 2017. He was born April 4, 1949 in McKeesport, a son of the late Joseph and Irene (Vislay) Laychak. He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh and was a retired physics teacher for Woodland Hills High School. He was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church, North Huntingdon and loved all outdoor activities especially fishing, hunting, trapping, and golfing with a special group of friends who called themselves the “good guys”. Larry was an army veteran of the Vietnam conflict. He is survived by his loving wife of forty years Kathleen M. (O’Hara) Laychak; his children Mary Elizabeth Laychak and her husband Andrew Odell of Hawaii and Jayne Overturf and her husband Ryan of Boston, MA; his grandson Wesley Lawrence Overturf; and a brother Gerald Laychak of West Mifflin; also sisters and brothers in law; nieces and nephews.
 
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Carol Dodd

October 09, 2017 |

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

Carol (Holliday) Dodd, 70, of Elizabeth, passed away on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at home. She was a member of the Elizabeth United Methodist Church, the proprietor of Porky’s Pizza in Elizabeth and had previously worked at the Hilltop Dari Delite in Jefferson Hills. 

 
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Shirley A. Heasley

October 09, 2017 |

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

Shirley A. Heasley, 84, of North Huntingdon, passed away Sunday, October 8, 2017 at Select Specialty Hospital, McKeesport.

 
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James "Jimmy" Beaumont

October 09, 2017 |

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

James "Jimmy" Beaumont, age 76, died unexpectedly October 7, 2017, at UPMC McKeesport. Born on October 21, 1940 in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late Charles and Kathryn (Blank) Beaumont and the husband of Ann Carol (Tate) Beaumont.

 
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Theresa Molnar Stiliha

October 07, 2017 |

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

Theresa Molnar Stiliha, 89, of Greenacres, Florida, passed on Tuesday October 3, 2017 at Arbor Oaks Assisted Living in Greenacres, Florida. She was lived most of her life in Duquesne, PA.. She was born in Turin, Hungary on March 26, 1928, the daughter of late James Molnar and Julia Molnar. She moved to the United States from Hungary via Ellis Island when she was 9 years old. She graduated from Taylor Allderdice  High School in Pittsburgh, PA. in 1946. She worked as a secretary, salesperson, and homemaker in the Pittsburgh area. She was a member of the former St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church in Duquesne, Pa. for many years. She was involved in many different organizations in her church and community.  She loved to bowl and was involved in several bowling leagues besides going to Delaware beaches in the summer. She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Nick Stiliha; two daughters, Barbara Allsopp of Smyrna, Delaware, and Gerry Levin of West Palm Beach, Florida; her grandchildren, Ronni Caromano of Wilmington, Delaware, Brent Allsopp of Alexandria, VA, Kaci Rainey of Newark, Delaware, and Julie Levin of North Palm Beach, Florida; great grandchildren, Zoe, Rocky, and Lucy Rainey of Newark, Delaware; siblings, Mary Ann Burns of West Mifflin, Pa and several nieces and nephews.

 
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JoAnn (Algeri) Kolodziej Forgey

October 06, 2017 |

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

JOANN (ALGERI) KOLODZIEJ FORGEY
Age 60, of West Mifflin, on October 4, 2017. She was a daughter of the late William and Grace (Berwick) Algeri. She enjoyed making crafts and doing word puzzles. She was the wife of the late Richard Kolodziej and the wife of David V. Forgey; mother of Keri (Edward) Burgwin of Clairton, PA and Kristi (Richard) Smith of Whitaker; grandmother of Rodney Burgwin, Edrea Burgwin, Kiara Burgwin and Preston Smith; sister of the late William (surviving spouse, Irene) Algeri of West Mifflin. There will be no visitation. Friends and relatives are invited to a Memorial Mass of Christian Burial  at Holy Name Church of Christ the Light of the World Parish on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 10 a.m., Reverend Thomas Lewandowski officiating. Arrangements entrusted to MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, Duquesne, PA, 412-466-3300.

 

Carol A. (Hoblak) Simon Hathaway

October 06, 2017 |

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

CAROL A. (HOBLAK) SIMON HATHAWAY
Age 75, of Jefferson Hills, on October 5, 2017. Carol was predeceased by her parents, John and Julia (Chobirko) Hoblak; and her brother, Lawrence (surviving, Rebecca Roberts) Hoblak of Jefferson Hills. Carol was a Christian and a retired medical secretary. Mother of Kenton R. (Diane) Simon of Philadelphia and Kimberly Hathaway of Dravosburg; also four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren; sister of John (Karen) Hoblak of West Mifflin. Visitation on Sunday, October 8, 2017 from Noon - 3 p.m. at the MALOY- SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300 where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Reverend Thomas Lewandowski officiating. Burial at Holy Trinity Cemetery, West Mifflin.

 

Charles F.A. Stockdill

October 06, 2017 |

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

Charles F.A. Stockdill, age 48, of Bethel Park, and formerly of Elizabeth, passed away on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at home. He retired from Torrance State Hospital in Torrance. He was an avid collector of comics and memorabilia, and he loved music, camping, and building model cars and planes. He studied at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, was a former disc jockey, and was a history buff who wanted to learn everything he could about World War II. 

 
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Bernard L. Proch

October 06, 2017 |

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

Bernard L. Proch, 80, of Covina, CA, formerly from Wilkinsburg PA, passed away Wednesday, October 4, 2017 in Verona. He was born August 15, 1937 in Wilkinsburg, a son of the late Barney and Stella Marie Chajkowski Proch.

 
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Eunice B. Pollak

October 05, 2017 |

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

Eunice B. Pollak, age 78 of Liberty Borough, passed away at home on Wednesday, October 4, 2017.  Born December 25, 1938 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Nick and Alberta (Stratton) Barchie.  

 
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Jamie M. Horgos

October 05, 2017 |

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

Jamie M. Horgos, age 30 of Clairton, passed away on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 in UPMC McKeesport Hospital.  Born September 3, 1987 in Pittsburgh, she was a daughter of the late Raymond and Frances R. (Jenkins) Horgos. 

 
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Robert Sheldon Williams

October 05, 2017 |

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Robert Sheldon Williams, age 60 of Elizabeth Twp., passed away at home on Thursday, October 5, 2017.  Born February 2, 1957 in McKeesport, he was a son of Sylvia (Yost) Williams of Elizabeth Twp. and the late Russell Williams.

 
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Lawrence M. Kalstone

October 05, 2017 |

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

Lawrence M. Kalstone, age 90, of New York, New York, formerly of McKeesport, Pa., died Wednesday, October 4, 2017.  He was born June 28, 1927 in Duquesne, Pennsylvania, son of the late Bernard and Sophie Kalstone.  Bernard Kalstone was the owner of the Eagle Drug Store in Duquesne.  A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, Larry served in the AAF Base Unit of the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged in December of 1946.

 

 
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Elaine A. Bendiksen

October 05, 2017 |

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

Elaine A. Bendiksen, 77, of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017 at UPMC East.  She was born May 8, 1940 in Washington, PA, a daughter of the late Dorothy Justice Anderson.

 
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MORGO OBITUARY

October 05, 2017 |

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

KIMBERLY L. KELLY MORGO, 50, of McKeespot, died Oct. 4, 2017.  She is the daughter of Phillip Kelly and the late Lurana Kelly.  Kim is survived by her beloved husband, Edward Morgo; step children Tiffany, Ashley and Cory Morgo; brotheers Phillip and Shawn Kelly and nieces and nephews.  Kim was a business analyst for PNC Bank and was a member of the White Oak American Legion.  Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport Fri. from 5 to7.

 

Christine M. (Omlor) Sima

October 04, 2017 |

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

Christine M. (Omlor) Sima, 52, of North Huntingdon, died Tuesday October 3, 2017. She was born January 12, 1965 in Wilkinsburg, a daughter of the late William and E. Marie (Pedder) Omlor and was also preceded in death by her sister Mary Lou Zarobsky. She was a legislative assistant for former State Representative James E. Casorio. She enjoyed her camp with family and riding motorcycle with her husband. She is survived by her husband of nineteen years Richard A. Sima; her children Amber (Jeremy) Myers of Scottdale and Garrison W. Miller of North Huntingdon; her granddaughter Trinity Lou Myers; and a brother Garrison L. (Candy) Omlor of Kittanning.
 
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Mildred "Mimi" Pavlovich

October 04, 2017 |

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

Mildred "Mimi" Pavlovich, 89, formerly of White Oak, passed away Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at Golden Heights Personal Care Home in Irwin.  She was born in Duquesne, the only child of the late Rade and Saja Maystorovich.  She was married to the late Peter Pavlovich for 25 years and they were blessed with two children, Melissa (Bob) Weimer and Denise (Thomas) Englert.  She graduated from Cedar Crest College in Allentown, PA and worked many years for Three Rivers Bank from where she retired.  She was a lifelong member of St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church of McKeesport/Duquesne where she was an active member of the Mother's Club and Young at Hearts Club.  In addition to her daughters,  she is survived by five grandchildren, who brought great joy to her life, Alison Weimer, Stephanie Weimer, Zachary (Laura) Englert, Christopher (Michelle) Englert, Sara Englert and two great-grandsons, Landon and Jace, along with nephew, Nick Pavlovich and niece, Milena Caldwell.

 
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Helen Kanach

October 04, 2017 |

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

Helen Kanach, age 97 of McKeesport, died October 3, 2017 at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital. Born November 30, 1919 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Frances (Frok) Kanach.

 
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John A. "Uncle Buck" Campbell

October 04, 2017 |

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

John A. “Uncle Buck” Campbell, age 89 of McKeesport, died on Sunday, October 1, 2017. He was born June 11, 1928 in Cheswick, PA, the son of the late Frank and Roberta Campbell, and husband of the late Rosalie Maiolo Campbell. 

 
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Steven L. Andreoli

October 03, 2017 |

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

Steven L. Andreoli, 65, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, October 2, 2017 at UPMC East. He was born November 2, 1951 in McKeesport, PA, a son of the late Patrick and Dolores Linhart Andreoli.

 
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Robert E. "Red" Badger

October 03, 2017 |

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

Robert E. "Red" Badger, 81, of Irwin, passed away Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital. He was born August 1, 1936 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Theodore and Margaret Ludgate Badger. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Church in Irwin.

 
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Margaret A. Pershing

October 03, 2017 |

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

Margaret A. (Tellman) Pershing, age 79, of Blaine Hill, passed away on Monday, October 2, 2017 at home. She was a member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth Twp. where she was a member of the Christian Mothers. She was a former operator with AT&T Telephone and a former sales representative for Kaufmann's at Century III.

 
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Elizabeth A. "Biffy" Sparks

October 03, 2017 |

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

Elizabeth A. “Biffy” Sparks, age 60 of Port Vue, formerly of Grosse Pointe, Michigan, died Tuesday, October 3, 2017. She was born on July 31, 1957 in Pittsburgh, the daughter of the late George E. and Judith Kain Lion. 

 
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Sally Sebben

October 03, 2017 |

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

Sally (Berich) Sebben, age 83, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Monday, October 2, 2017 at Monongahela Valley Hospital. She retired as a sales representative for Brown & Williamson in McMurray. 

 
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Don Richard Coleman

October 03, 2017 |

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

Don Richard Coleman, 84, formerly of Elizabeth Township, died Sunday, October 1, 2017 at Family Hospice and Palliative Care, Mt. Lebanon. He was born December 21, 1932 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Thomas A. Sr. and Lena Weinert Coleman. Don was a member of Central Highlands Community United Methodist Church and was retired from Vista Metals. He is survived by his children, Edward Coleman of Columbia, MD, Donna (Timothy) Durant of Elizabeth Township and Bruce (Lisa) Coleman of Mt. Lebanon, his loving grandchildren, Samuel, Hannah, Benjamin, and Emma Durant and Audrey Coleman, sister, Pauline (David) McCoy of Grand Rapids, MI, and many loving nieces and nephews.

 
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Michael Husok, Jr.

October 03, 2017 |

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

Michael Husok, Jr., age 65 of Greenock, passed away on Monday, October 2, 2017 in West Penn Hospital.  Born March 13, 1952 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Michael Husok, Sr. and Mary (Good) Husok.  

 
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Alexander "Al" Damianos

October 03, 2017 |

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

Alexander "Al" Damianos, age 97 of West Mifflin, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, September 28, 2017. Born September 24, 1920 in Glassport, he was the son of the late Tsambikos "Jim" and Melanie (Barboteau) Damianos, and loving husband of the late Elizabeth (Heckman) Damianos. 

 
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Patricia J. Sawyer

October 03, 2017 |

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

Patricia J. Sawyer, age 81, of Wilmerding, died September 26, 2017, at South Western Nursing Home. Born November 24, 1935, in Wilmerding, she was the wife of the late Thomas Sawyer. Patricia dedicated her life to caring for her son and husband. She had a passion for music and truly loved Elvis Presley. Patricia is survived by her son, Thomas Sawyer; and dear friend, Louise C. Atkins. A graveside memorial service will be held on October 11, 2017, 10 a.m., at the Richland Cemetery. Father Matthew Elanjileth will officiate. Inurnment will follow. Arrangements were entrusted to the Willig Funeral Home & Crematory.
Condolences may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com

 

Lucy Norgren

October 02, 2017 |

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

Lucy Norgren, age 84, of McKeesport, died October 1, 2017, at John J. Kane Regional Center. Born October 26, 1932, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Ignacio and Gregoria (Centino) Mosqueda and the former wife of the late Charles M. Norgren, Sr.

 
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Daniel M. "Shakey" Mali

October 02, 2017 |

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

Daniel M. "Shakey" Mali, 72, of Liberty Boro, died peacefully on Saturday, September 30, 2017 in Riverside Nursing Center, McKeesport. Born January 12, 1945 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Michael and Mary (Demko) Mali. He was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, Duquesne and Saint Mark Parish, Liberty Boro. Mr. Mali was a former employee of the former Duquesne Works, U.S. Steel Corporation and was a retired employee of the Veterans Hospital, Highland Drive, Pittsburgh. Danny was a proud U. S. Marine Veteran, having served in Cuba, Santa Domingo, and two tours in Vietnam,  He was a Purple Heart recipient. He also volunteered at Mount St. Macrina, and SS. Peter and Paul Church. He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Ann (Kebles) Mali, a sister, Mildred M. Dorko, formerly of Munhall, two sisters-in-law, Deborah Kebles and Wendy Hoak, both of McKeesport, and numerous nieces and nephews.

 
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Mary M. Artuso

October 02, 2017 |

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

Mary M. Artuso, 75, of Elizabeth Township, died Saturday, September 30, 2017 at home. She was born August 14, 1942 in Pittsburgh and was the daughter of the late Martin "Regis" and Clara Keddie Flaherty. She was the wife of the late Vincent R. Artuso who died February 9, 2017. She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Christy Park and was a retired school teacher from the Wilkinsburg School District. She taught English, Reading and Drama. Mary was a member of the Democratic State Committee, member and retired director of PSEA-PACE,Western Region PSEA, Past NEA Democratic Caucus President, Past PSEA Caucus President, and was also a former Assistant Commissioner  for the Boy Scouts of America. She is survived by her son, Philip R. Artuso of West Newton, brother, John (Cat) Flaherty of Silver Spring, MD, sisters, Rita (Henry) Jordan of Elizabeth Township, Jane (Guy) Zumpetta of Mantua, OH, and Ann (David) Loeffler of Cadorus, and many nieces and nephews.

 
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Russell Brown

October 02, 2017 |

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

Russell Brown, 90, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, October 1, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. Russell retired as a craneman at U.S. Steel Irvin Works after 42 years and was an Army veteran having served in the Korean War. He was a longtime member of Central Highlands Community United Methodist Church where he was a member of the dart ball team. He enjoyed his family, friends, woodworking, feeding the birds, and vacationing with his wife in Erie. He will be fondly remembered for his kindness and helpfulness to all who knew him in his neighborhood.

 
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Steven L. Andreoli

October 02, 2017 |

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

Steven L. Andreoli, 65, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, October 2, 2017 at UPMC East.  He was born November 2, 1951 in McKeesport, PA, a son of the late Patrick and Dolores Linhart Andreoli.

 
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Edward A. “Moe” Kane

October 01, 2017 |

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

Edward A. “Moe” Kane, age 84 of Dravosburg, died October 1, 2017 at UPMC McKeesport. Born May 20, 1933 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Edward P. and Lula “Lucy” (Rodman) Kane. Edward honorably served in the US Army during the Korean War. Following his military service, he began working for the Union Railroad Transportation Division having retired after 35 years of dedicated service. He faithfully attended Holy Spirit Catholic Church in West Mifflin and was a past Eucharist Minister at St. Martin de Porres. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus 3rd Degree #955 and also American Legion Post 361. He is survived by his special niece, Mary Ann Kane of McKeesport; and many other loving nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, James E. P. Kane and Henry F. Kane; and sisters, Rita C. Gilligan and Sara Rodman. There will be no viewing per Ed’s wishes, however family and friends will be received at Willig Funeral Home & Crematory on Thursday, October 5, 2017 from 10-10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at Holy Spirit Catholic Church at 11 a.m. Father Patrick C. Barkey will officiate. Burial with military honors will follow at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to the White Oak Animal Safe Haven. Condolences may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com