James R. Digby

November 22, 2017 |

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

James R. Digby, age 86, of West Newton, and formerly of South Park, passed away on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at home. Jim retired as the owner of Castle Shannon Plumbing after more than 40 years and had his shop in Castle Shannon. Jim enjoyed the past 10 years living with his daughter in West Newton and was an avid member of the West Newton Center for Active Adults where he enjoyed the parties, friendship, bingo, and shooting pool. He also enjoyed bird watching.

 
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Genevieve "Dolly" M. Como

November 22, 2017 |

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

Genevieve "Dolly" M. Como, 92, of McKeesport, died Tuesday, November 21, 2017. She was born March 18, 1925 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Ralph and Helen Miller Como. She was a member of Corpus Christi Parish in McKeesport and was a baker for the former Vienna Baking Company. She is survived by nieces and nephews.

 
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Ronald Sandy Genicola

November 22, 2017 |

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

Ronald Sandy Genicola, 74 formerly of Whitehall, PA, Passed away Tuesday, November 21 at Walnut Ridge Memory Facility, Greensburg.

 
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Lloyd William Dick

November 22, 2017 |

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

Lloyd William Dick Jr., 66, of Dravosburg, passed away at home on Tuesday, November 21, 2017.  He was born July 27, 1951 in Dravosburg to late Lloyd W. Sr. and Peggy Warnick Dick.  Lloyd is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Michelle L. Pry; sons, E. J. (Stacey) Galizia of Pleasant Hills, Michael W. Pry of Canonsburg; daughters, Alicia (Paul) King of Dravosburg, Chrissy (Josh) Cofano of Dravosburg; grandchildren, Tracey, Danny, Lauren, Paul, Anthony, Brandon, Alyssa, Cole, Jayden, Gemma, Alexa; great-grandchild, Ronan; brother, Matt (Erin) Dick of Port Vue; sister, Barb (Mike) Bell of Dravosburg; nieces and nephews.  Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by brother, Terry Dick and sister, Shirley Mains.  Lloyd was a member of St. Mark Parish in Liberty Boro, an avid Steeler fan, enjoyed camping, and spending time with his grandchildren.  Visitation will take place on Saturday November 25, 2017 from 2 – 6 pm at I.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 203 4TH Street, Dravosburg,  PA   15034. A memorial service will take place immediately following visitation at the funeral home.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

Audrey A. Novak

November 22, 2017 |

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

Audrey A. (Cavanaugh) Novak, age 87, of Forward Twp., passed away on Monday, November 20, 2017 at Country Care Manor. She was a lifelong member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth where she was a member of the Christian Mothers.

 
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Ellen P. Sillaman

November 21, 2017 |

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

Ellen P. Sillaman, age 70, of Summerfield, FL  formerly of Liberty Borough, died November 19, 2017, at Corry Manor, in Corry, PA. Born July 14, 1947, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Alma (McDowell) Long and the wife of Greig Sillaman of Summerfield, FL.

 
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Victoria Lynn Ressler

November 21, 2017 |

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

Victoria Lynn Ressler, age 68 of McKeesport, died November 15, 2017 at her home. Born April 1, 1949 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of Elmer Galley and the late Dolores (Woodworth) Galley. In addition to her father, she is survived by her children, Ronald DeVerse of West Lake, OH, Scott DeVerse of McKeesport and Wendy Ressler of McKeesport; grandchildren, Shane Weisand, Chester Stone,  Destiny Owens and Dylan Mains; great-grandchildren, Sophia, Chester and Callie; siblings, Richard (Judy) Galley of Port Vue, Kathy (Bill) Webster of McKeesport and Larry Galley of North Huntingdon; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Victoria was a retired hair stylist and was employed by several  beauty salons in the McKeesport area.   She enjoyed going fishing and spending time with her family and friends.

 
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Eleanor A. Gonzalez

November 21, 2017 |

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

Eleanor A. Gonzalez, born October 18, 1926 and passed away Saturday, November 18, 2017, is being celebrated by her family for her 91 years of life and the difference she made in so many lives. 

 
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Eugene "Babe" Roney, Jr.

November 20, 2017 |

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

Eugene "Babe" Roney, Jr., age 62, of Wilson, formerly of McKeesport, died November 18, 2017, at UPMC McKeesport. Born March 31, 1955, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Eugene, Sr., and Shirley (Pattakos) Roney and the husband of Minister Kelly (Handza) Roney of Wilson.

 
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Enoch W. Zarbus

November 20, 2017 |

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

Enoch W. Zarbus, 92, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, November 20, 2017 at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital.

 
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Richard E. McKenzie, Jr.

November 19, 2017 |

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Richard E. McKenzie, Jr., age 53 of Liberty Borough, passed away on Saturday, November 18, 2017 in UPMC McKeesport Hospital.  Born September 8, 1964 in Pittsburgh, he was a son of Richard E. McKenzie, Sr. of Reserve Twp. and the late Elizabeth (Lukitsch) McKenzie. Besides his father, he is survived by his wife Ronda (Rudberg) McKenzie; his stepdaughters Caitlin, Maeghan, and Tifani Gioia; his sister Karen Smith of West Virginia, and also an aunt and cousins in Colorado.

 
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Dorothy (Riling) Kemper

November 19, 2017 |

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



Dorothy (Riling) Kemper, Age 90, of West Mifflin, on November 16, 2017, at her residence in the presence of her family, Dorothy went home to be with her Lord. Dorothy touched so many lives and will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. She was a member of St. Joseph's Church, Duquesne, PA for many years. She was a member of the Confraternity of the Christian Mothers and Guild at St. Joseph's and enjoyed singing in the choir. She volunteered at the St. Joseph annual flea market for many years and at the Church bake sales, fish fries, and doughnut sales.

 
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Thomas A. Kemper, Sr.

November 17, 2017 |

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Thomas A. Kemper, Sr., 79, of White Oak, died Thursday, November 16, 2017 in Family Hospice at  Canterbury Place in Pittsburgh. He was born December 30, 1937 in McKeesport and was the son of  the late Clarence  and Marie Hill Kemper. He was the husband of the late Sandra L. "Toots" Horvatin Kemper, who passed away February 3, 2013. Thomas was a member of St. Angela Merici Church, where he was a former usher. He worked as a truck driver for ECM in Springdale.

Thomas is survived by his children, Thomas A. Kemper, Jr. of White Oak, Michelle (George) Zaspel of Export, Renee (Brian) Fite of Pittsburgh, and Tim (Jodi) Kemper of Cameron, NC.; four granddaughters, Kaylee (Jack), Tara (Fiance Derek), Lizzie and Lexxie; 3 sisters, Doris (Tom) Merritt of Jefferson Hills, Karen Moore of White Oak, and Jennifer (Doug) Weimer of North Huntingdon; and nieces and nephews.

 
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Timothy J. "Tim" Minkus, Sr.

November 17, 2017 |

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Timothy J. "Tim" Minkus, Sr., age 57 of Liberty Borough, passed away on Thursday, November 16, 2017.  Born January 28, 1960 in McKeesport, he was a son of Susan (Bury) Minkus of Port Vue and the late Harold Minkus. 

 
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Robert Firczak

November 17, 2017 |

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

Robert “Cool Breeze” Firczak, 81 of Clairton, formerly of Elizabeth, passed away at home on Thursday November 16, 2017.  He was born February 26, 1936 in Arnold City to the late John and Anna Zapko Firczak.  Robert is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Mary Lou Shamber Firczak; son, John R. (Sheila Cook) Firczak of Monessen; granddaughter, Brooke Anne Firczak; twin brother, John (Pauline) Firczak of Bowdoin, ME; nieces/nephews, great nieces/nephews. 

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Mary Ann Furcini.  He was a 1954 graduate of Elizabeth High School, attended PIA, served in the United States Air Force, was a member of St Clare of Assisi Church in Clairton, VFW Post 803 in Wilson, American Legion Post 721 in Pleasant Hills, Butler’s Golf Course, and The Strategical Air Command in Topeka Kansas. Robert enjoyed golf, bowling fishing, playing pool, bird watching, and crossword puzzles.

 
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Maria Rusinko

November 17, 2017 |

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

Maria (Baba) Rusinko, 71, of North Versailles, PA, went home to be with God and her "friends", Friday, November 17, 2017 at UPMC East, Monroeville.

 
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Stanley T. Sczerba

November 17, 2017 |

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Stanley T. Sczerba, age 96 of Elizabeth Twp., passed away at home on Friday, November 17, 2017.  Born January 6, 1921 in Hayes, he was a son of the late Teofil and Stella (Kol) Sczerba.  

 
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Anna V. Pastore

November 16, 2017 |

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Anna V. Pastore, age 78 of Clairton, passed away on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 in Jefferson Hospital.  Born May 24, 1939 in Clairton, she was a daughter of the late Dominic and Josephine (DaBaldo) DiFalco.

 
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Bernice P. Johnson

November 15, 2017 |

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

Bernice P. Johnson, 97, of Liberty Borough, died Tuesday, November 14, 2017. She was born February 29, 1920 in Elizabeth Township and was the daughter of the late William J. "Tom" and Frances G. Fuehrer. She was the wife of the late David T. Johnson, who passed away December 22, 1999.  She is survived by sons, George T. Johnson of Warren, OH, Ralph N. Johnson of Elizabeth Township and David H. Johnson of Buffalo, NY, three grandsons, nieces and nephews.  There is no visitation.

 
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Margaret T. Kraly

November 15, 2017 |

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

Margaret Teresa Kraly, age 92 resident of Huntington Beach, CA, formerly of McKeesport, died November 8, 2017 in Fountain Valley, CA. Born June 17, 1925 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Levkus) Kraly.

 
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Maryann Davis

November 14, 2017 |

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

Maryann Davis, 81, of Elizabeth Township, went home to be with her Savior with "Fork in Hand" on  Monday, November 13, 2017. She was born August 6, 1936 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Merle N. and Jessie E. Helmstadter Betz. Maryann was a member of First Evangelical Free Church, McKeesport Hospital Nurse's Alumni Association, and Elizabeth Township Senior Citizens. She was a 1957 graduate of the McKeesport Hospital School of Nursing. Maryann was a Registered Nurse for 41 years. She had worked at UPMC McKeesport Hospital, the VA Medical Center in Oakland and was also a Private Duty Nurse. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Michael J. Davis , sons, Paul M. (Debbie) Davis of Pennsville, NJ, and Christopher A. (Alycia Albis) Davis of Charlotte, NC, daughter, Susan A. (Ron Hunt) Davis of Port Vue, brother, Frank G. (Diane) Betz of North Huntingdon, sisters, Eileen R. Morgan of Liberty Borough and Karen E. Cloonan of Lancaster, grandsons, Christopher A. Davis, II, and Jason B. Davis, nieces and nephews.

 
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Shirley A. Fazekas

November 14, 2017 |

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

Shirley A. Fazekas, age 85, of Port Vue, died November 13, 2017, at Forbes Hospital. Born April 11, 1932, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Leo and Margaret (Moore) Zykowski and the wife of William S. Fazekas, of Port Vue.

 
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Anna K. Zdrale

November 14, 2017 |

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Anna K. Zdrale, age 82 of Clairton, passed away on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 in Jefferson Hospital.  Born September 28, 1935 in Pittsburgh, she was a daughter of the late John I. and Anna (Evanovich) Puskar.

 
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Luke J. Jenkins

November 13, 2017 |

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

Luke J. Jenkins, 24, of Duquesne passed away on Friday, November 10,2017. Born in Pittsburgh, July 25, 1993, he was the son of Scott and Erin (McDermitt) Jenkins Sr. In addition to his parents, he is also survived by a brother, Scott Jenkins, Jr., and a sister Hannah Jenkins, maternal grandfather James McDermitt and paternal grandparents Doris and Thomas Jenkins. Family and friends will be received in the William S. Skovranko Memorial Home, Inc., Richford and Commonwealth Avenue, Duquesne, on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 from 3pm until time of Services at 6pm.

 
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Robert R Yoder

November 13, 2017 |

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

Robert R Yoder, 79, of Duquesne, died peacefully on Sunday November 12, 2017 in Kane Regional, McKeesport. Born in Duquesne, March 7, 1938, he was the son of the late Edwin and Margaret (Weber) Yoder. He was the beloved husband of the late Sandra K. (Troutman) Yoder. He is survived by a son, Robert A. (Kelly) Yoder, two sisters; Flora (August) Pomocki and Cookie Yoder, two granddaughters; Alyssa and Kelsey McKee, a great grandson; Eli Chonko, and four nephews. Mr. Yoder was a retired foreman for Cametco Briquetting Plant in Duquesne.

 
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Maxine C. Weiler

November 13, 2017 |

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Maxine C. Weiler, age 83 of Versailles, passed away on Monday, November 13, 2017 in Riverside Care Center in McKeesport.  Born July 12, 1934 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Dan and Marie (Speidl) Cusick. 

 
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Regina H. Zahorchak

November 13, 2017 |

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

Regina H. (Nowicki) Zahorchak, age 91 of White Oak, died Monday, November 13, 2017. She was born October 16, 1926 in McKeesport, the daughter of the late Wiktor Florian and Lottie Tulowiecka Nowicki, and the wife of the late John F. Zahorchak. She was preceded in death by her son Dennis V. Zahorchak in 1987, the same year as her husband. She worked in retail most of her life for Murphy’s, Cox’s, and then My-Shop in Olympia Shopping Center. During the WWII she worked at Christy Park as an inspector.

 
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Thomas C. Hynok

November 13, 2017 |

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Thomas C. Hynok, age 63, of Uniontown,  passed away on Friday, November 10, 2017  at Uniontown Hospital. He was a retired  truck driver. He was a former  member of  St. Joan Of Arc Parish and was a member of the Knights of Columbus both in Farmington.

 
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Robin M. Smerkol

November 13, 2017 |

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

Robin M. Smerkol, 60, of West Mifflin died Saturday November 11, 2017. She was preceded in death by parents Edward and Margaret (Scheller) Fillo. Robin is survived by her husband Samuel Smerkol; sons Samuel (Katie) Smerkol Jr. and John Smerkol; daughter Stacey (Adam) Smerkol; grandchildren Hayden and Jacob; brother David (Sue) Fillo; Lori (Jujie) Fillo; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; and her beloved German Shepherd Zena. Robin worked as an adjustments clerk at PNC and was an avid animal lover. Friends received at the Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne Saturday at 9am then a funeral mass will be held at Christ the Light of the World Parish at 10am.

 

Gerald J. Holderbaum

November 12, 2017 |

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

Gerald J. Holderbaum, 83, of Irwin, died Saturday November 11, 2017 in Transitions Health Care, North Huntingdon. He was born August 10, 1934 in Hahntown, North Huntingdon Township, a son of the late Joseph and Charlotte (Bevan) Holderbaum and was also preceded in death by his son Troy L. Holderbaum. He was a retired truck driver having driven for SuperValu, Last Minute Leasing, and also as an independent trucker. He was a Marine veteran. Surviving is his wife of 61 years Marilyn J. Holderbaum; his daughter Jerri Holderbaum of North Versailles; his granddaughters Taylor (Drew) Reken and Paige (Michael) Zurenski; his great grandson William Zurenski; and sisters Evelyn Shivley of North Huntingdon and Sandra Gillespie of Virginia.
 
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Louise G. Benner

November 12, 2017 |

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

LOUISE G. BENNER, 87, of Glassport, formerly of Deep Creek Lake, MD died Nov. 4, 2017.  She is the daughter of the late John and Louise (Fry) Gross  and beloved wife of the late Edward Benner.  Louise is survived by her daughter Diana (Jeff) Korn; son David Benner; grandsons Maddox Benner and Gregory Fox and great grandson Matthew Fox.  She was preceded in death by her brother Edward Fry. Louise was retired from PSEA.  Funeral arrangements by Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport

 

Bertha Mae Chaplin

November 12, 2017 |

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

Bertha Mae Robinson Chaplin, 89, of Liberty Boro, died Friday, November 10, 2017 at UPMC McKeesport.  She was born in Liberty Boro on October 12, 1928, the third and youngest child of Nathan McGrew Robinson and Carrie Lou Harper Robinson.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Byron L. Chaplin Jr., her brother William Nathan Robinson and her sister, Carrie Grace Robinson Kauffmann.

She grew up on the dairy farm owned by her grandfather, William J. Robinson.  At the age of 14, she ministered to and held vigil for her uncle, grandfather and father as all succumbed in the span of 1 month.  Later, she also ministered to her namesake Aunt Bertha in her final days.

After graduating from McKeesport High School in 1946, Bertha Mae attended The Pennsylvania College for Women (PCW – now Chatham University) where she majored in kindergarten-primary education, earning her Bachelor of Science degree in 1950.  She taught in the Pittsburgh public schools for two years and was a substitute teacher in the McKeesport Area and South Allegheny school districts. 

From her marriage in 1951, she became the mother of Byron L. Chaplin III of Indianapolis, Indiana and Susan E. Chaplin (David) Buchter.  She was the grandmother of Sarah J. Cox and Rebecca E. Andrew, both of Illinois.

Bertha Mae’s Sunday School class at the former First Presbyterian Church of McKeesport studied Elton Trueblood’s “The Company of the Committed” which inspired her to pursue an effort to meet the needs of mentally handicapped pre-schoolers in the McKeesport area.  This study culminated in the founding of what ultimately became known as the McKeesport Pre-School for Exceptional Children.  As its first teacher and director beginning in 1962, she worked tirelessly to secure funding and develop an unparalleled professional program that eventually outgrew multiple sites.  In the late 1990’s she worked with her board of directors and architects to envision, fund, and erect a new home for the preschool on Long Run Road in White Oak.  The name was changed at that time to the Long Run Children’s Learning Center. 

In 1998, shortly after the completion of construction, she retired, having lead the organization for 36 years.  That same year, she was honored by the Chatham College Alumnae Association as its Distinguished Alumna of the year.  Later that year, the McKeesport High School Alumni and Friends Association selected her as one of 7 recipients for their Hall of Fame, recognizing her contributions to education and her passion and love for these special needs children.

Throughout her life, she was surrounded by and cultivated in a deep Christian faith that served her well and which she shared unapologetically in countless ways with unknown numbers of people in need or in crisis.  She honored her Savior, Jesus Christ and set an example for many in her family and community.  Many times she speculated about eternal life by saying “if only those in heaven could come back and tell us how wonderful it is…”  She never feared the end of life, but instead looked forward to the reunion with loved ones with whom she is certainly celebrating today!

Friends will be received in the Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 from 2-4 & 6-8 PM.  A service will be held Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 11:00 AM in the Mount Vernon Cemetery Chapel with The Rev. Lynn Portz officiating.  The family suggests contributions to Shadyside Presbyterian Church.  A memorial service will be held Friday, December 1, 2017 at 10 AM in Shadyside Presbyterian Church, 5121 Westminster Place, Pittsburgh, PA  15232.

 

Sister M. Assumpta Krotky

November 12, 2017 |

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Sister M. Assumpta Krotky, age 97 of the Sisters of the Divine Redeemer in Elizabeth Twp., passed away in the Motherhouse on Saturday, November 11, 2017.   Born November 26, 1919 in Markusovce, Slovakia, she was a daughter of the late Clement and Cecilia (Cvengros) Krotky.  

 
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Edward A. (Stanko) Stankiewicz, Sr.

November 11, 2017 |

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

Edward A. (Stanko) Stankiewicz, Sr., age 96 of North Versailles, died at home on November 10, 2017.  Born March 3, 1921 in the Third Ward District of McKeesport, he was the son of the late Andrew and Anna (Kurkowicz) Stankowicz.  He married Pearl Brooks on November 18, 1942 and they were just 8 days away from celebrating their 75th wedding anniversary.  Eddie began his sports career in 1932 as a kid playing for various local youth teams.  He continued his love of sports playing baseball, basketball, and football at McKeesport High School.  After high school, he served in World War II for the U.S. Air Force from 1942 to 1946 in the Pacific Theater.  During his time in the service, he continued to play football, softball, and basketball.  He played football for the champion Danielfield Flyers in Augusta, Georgia, and among his highlights was playing in the 1944 Orange Bowl.  Once home from his military service, he played local football for the undefeated McKeesport Ironmen in the PA Professional Football League in 1947.  Since Eddie had such a love of sports, he thought he should share that love with his community.  He organized and founded the McKeesport Athletic Sports Association (MASA) with Steve “Pee Wee” Lesko.  He coached the 1408 Steelers Little League Baseball team with the late Don Thompson.  Their teams would win 52 straight games and 4 championships.  In the 1970’s he sponsored sports banquets honoring over 400 area athletes.  The sports memorial in Renziehausen Park, named after Merrill W. Granger and Alvin “Al” Duffy was his pride and joy. Eddie was involved with sports for 75 years. Even in recent years, he still sponsored the old time reunion picnics.  In addition to his wife Pearl, Eddie is survived by children, Edward (Libby) Stankiewicz, Jr., and Joanne Stankiewicz; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by 11 brothers and sisters.  Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Monday, November 13, 2017 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 10 a.m. at Corpus Christi Church.  Burial and military honors will follow at New St. Joseph Cemetery.  Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Angela "Nellie" Priselac

November 11, 2017 |

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

Angela "Nellie" Priselac, 96 of Orlando FL, formerly of Beacon St. McKeesport died November 9, 2017 at Florida Hospital East. Born January 11, 1921 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late John and Catherine (Kosc) Baran and the wife of the late Joseph G. Priselac.

 
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Emmett F. O'Hern

November 11, 2017 |

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

Emmett F. O'Hern, age 66 of Clairton, passed away at home on Friday, November 10, 2017.  Born October 13, 1951 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Emmett F. O'Hern, Sr. and Texann (Teets) O'Hern.

 
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David John Vissat

November 10, 2017 |

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

David John Vissat, 60, of North Huntingdon, died Thursday, November 9, 2017. He was born May 26, 1957 in Pittsburgh and was the son of the late Raymond and Margaret Erb Vissat. David was a member of St. Angela Merici Church in White Oak and was the Creative Art Director for Brunner in Pittsburgh. He is survived by his daughter, Livia M. Vissat and son, Evan J. Vissat of White Oak, brothers, Raymond (Leslie) Vissat of Cheshire, CT, Robert (Linda) Vissat of Marlboro, MA, and Mark (Pat) Vissat of Albany, NY, nieces, nephews and cousins.

 
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Dennis J. Filson Sr.

November 10, 2017 |

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

Dennis J. Filson, Sr., 70, of North Huntingdon, died Friday November 10, 2017 at UPMC Shadyside Hospital. He was born July 25, 1947 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Josiah B. "Mike"and Mabel Utt Filson. Dennis was a draftsman for over 23 years at Tenova Core. He was a member of Corpus Christi Parish and the former St. Pius Church. He was also a member of The 11th Ward Mens Welfare Association, PNA Lodge 352, The Hartford Heights Fire Hall and The McKeesport Sportsmen's Association . Dennis was a surrogate father to Truck Company Marines, and his bulldog, Spike. He was an active volunteer with the Boy Scouts Troop 907 and with the former St. Pius Church in McKeesport. Dennis is survived by his wife, Deborah M. Trepanowski Filson of North Huntingdon, sons, Dennis J. Filson, Jr., Casey J. (Kelley), John M. (Janell) and Justin M. (Fiancée Becca) Filson all of McKeesport, Pappap Gumball to 8 grandchildren, Eden, Owen, McKenna, Patrick, Gavin, Jackson, Josie and John Jr., brother, Duane (JoAnne) Filson of Ligonier, Mother-in-law, Betty Trepanowski, sister-in-law, Paula (Jim) Pope, brother-in-law, John (Casi) Trepanowski, nieces and nephews.

 
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Mary Ann Eger

November 10, 2017 |

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

Mary Ann Eger, age 82 of McKeesport, died Thursday, November 9, 2017. She was born June 28, 1935 in Portsmouth, Virginia, the daughter of the late William E. and Emma Martinette Williamson. She was the wife of the late Edward F. Eger and is survived by her daughter Cynthia (Jeff) Brady of Weirton, West Virginia.

 
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Theresa Marie Kratochvil

November 10, 2017 |

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

Theresa Marie Kratochvil, age 64 of McKeesport, died Wednesday, November 8, 2017.  She was born in McKeesport on March 19, 1953, the daughter of the late John and Betty Jean Beers Golya.

 
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Marcia Elaine Schork

November 09, 2017 |

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

Marcia Elaine Schork, 74, of Elizabeth Township, died Wednesday, November  8, 2017 at home. She was born December 21, 1942 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Harry and Dorothy James Humphreys. Marcia worked for UPMC Primary Care in White Oak and had previously managed the McKeesport Speedy Mart. She is survived by her husband of 27 years, Lawrence David Schork, daughter, Michele Lynn (Jeffrey) Heinichen and son, Michael Edward (Heather) Johnson of Elizabeth Township, step-daughter, Kelly Veltri, and step-sons, Scott (Kellie) Schork and Keith (Stacey) Schork of White Oak, grandchildren, Nicole, Jeffrey, Matthew, Brandon and Tyler, step grandchildren, Amanda, Andrew, Caleb, McKenna, Nathan, Hannah, Noah, and Nicolaus, a niece and nephews.

 
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Wesley Edwin Schroeder

November 09, 2017 |

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

Wesley Edwin Schroeder, age 87 of White Oak, died Thursday, November 9, 2017. He was born October 17, 1930 in LaGrange, Texas, the son of the late John E. and Nettie Nollkamper Schroeder and was the husband of the late Ruth Terzak Schroeder. Wesley served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was an accountant for J & L Steel. He is survived by his son, Wesley E. Schroeder of Herndon, Virginia, daughter Jacqueline Kaczmarek of South Park, step-children; Patricia Feitlin of Palm Coast, Florida, Kathy (Dennis) Moore of White Oak, Frank (Loretta) Terzak of Utah, Kevin (Sandy) Terzak of Spring Hill, Florida, Charles (Georgeann) Stipanovich of Greensburg, grandchildren; Samantha (Chad) Rayner, Michael Schroeder, Matthew Kaczmarek, and Jessica Schroeder; also 3 great grandchildren and many step grandchildren.

 
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Betty H. Snyder

November 09, 2017 |

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

Betty H. Snyder, age 90, of Rockledge, FL, formerly of McKeesport, PA, died November 6, 2017, at Huntington Place Care Center. Born June 21, 1927, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Paul J. and Ethel Anna (Dodds) Smith and the wife of the late Clarence L. "Tubby" Snyder.

 
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Maryetta Roman

November 09, 2017 |

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

Maryetta Roman, age 74 of McKeesport, passed peacefully Friday,  October 27, 2017.  She was born March 19, 1943 in McKeesport,  daughter of the late Walter and Fay Casserly Olsavsky and wife of the late Raymond Roman. 

 
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Murdeen C. Newton

November 09, 2017 |

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

Murdeen C. Newton, 60, of North Huntingdon, formerly of Rankin, PA, passed away Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at Select Specialty Hospital, McKeesport.

 
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Carolyn Clare Matta

November 09, 2017 |

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

Carolyn Clare (Smith) Matta, age 82, of McKeesport, on Tuesday November 7, 2017.

Beloved wife of the late William P. Matta, Sr. Devoted mother of William (Patricia) Matta, Jr., Gregory (Laura) Matta, Lisa (John) Yost, Jeffrey (Marie) Matta, Christopher Matta and Craig (Julie) Matta.

Grandmother of Lauren (Joseph), Ashley, Steven, Grace (Rob), Alex, Mark, John (Samantha), Nathaniel, Jacob, Nicholas, Natalie, Daniel, Tiffany, Samantha, and Great Grandmother of Santino, Alivia, Jackson and Lilly. Nieces and nephews. Daughter of the late John Joseph & Frances (Madejeski) Smith. Sister of the late Jay Alan Smith and Mildred Mierzyeski.McKeesport.

 
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Betty Lou (Campbell) Baker

November 08, 2017 |

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

Betty Lou (Campbell) Baker, 85, of Redstone, North Huntingdon, died Tuesday November 7, 2017. She was born January 24, 1932 in North Irwin, a daughter of the late John C. and Margaret (Wade) Campbell II. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her beloved husband Robert L. Baker, a sister Peggy Ann Campbell and a brother John C. Campbell III. Betty was a faithful member for over 50 years of the First Presbyterian Church, Irwin. She had worked at the G. C. Murphy company in her younger years but greatly enjoyed being a homemaker and taking care of her family. Betty is survived by her children Denise (Tom) Shipley of Sewickley, Diane (Don) Menzies of Beaver Falls, and Greg (Peg) Baker of Gouldsboro; grandchildren Heather, Brad, Bethany, Leanne, Jeffery, Aaron, Tony, Megan; 14 great grandchildren; siblings Sally Clark of North Huntingdon, Cordelia Salsi of Jeannette, and Janice Oliver of TN; and many nieces and nephews.

 
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Miriam Marraccini

November 08, 2017 |

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

Miriam Marraccini, age 85, of Elizabeth, passed away on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at home. She was a member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth and its Christian Mothers. 

 
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Elsie Greenwald

November 08, 2017 |

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

Elsie (Lloyd) Greenwald, age 92, of Jefferson Hills, passed away on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at Southwestern Nursing Center. She was a retired operator/clerk for Bell Telephone-Verizon in Pittsburgh. She was a member of Crossroads Community Church in Jefferson Hills and was active with the Jolly 60's at Beulah Baptist Church. Her hobbies included needlework and crocheting, and she enjoyed the company of her grandchildren. 

 
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Jack W. Moffatt

November 08, 2017 |

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

MSgt. Jack W. Moffatt, USAF Retired, age 95 of Greenock, formerly of Highland Grove, died peacefully on November 4, 2017, at UPMC McKeesport.  Born August 25, 1922 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late John Charles Moffatt and Emma (Weaver) Moffatt.

 
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Ruth B. (Gross) Potts

November 08, 2017 |

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

RUTH B. (GROSS) POTTS
Age 92, of West Mifflin, on November 7, 2017. She was born November 18, 1924, in Ambridge, PA, she was a daughter of the late William and Margaret (Pfoff) Gross. She was a former bank teller for Mellon Bank and retired after 17 years as an admitting clerk at Montefiore Hospital. She was a proud graduate of Munhall High School Class of 1942 and often talked about the attack on Pearl Harbor. She also studied at Duff’s Business School. Beloved wife of the late George L. Potts; mother of Ray Potts of West Mifflin, Diane (Ron) Lombard of Murrysville and Carole R. Kruszka of Gilbert, AZ; grandmother of Adam Lombard, Benjy Lombard, Shamarene Donato, Tara (Fred) Herrmann, Aaron (Laura) Kruszka and Kimberley Mendoza; also numerous great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson. She was predeceased by her brothers and sisters, Minnie, Helen, Elsie, Willie, Elmer, Albert, Eddie, Freddie and Rita; and also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation Thursday, November 9, 2017, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the MALOY - SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, PA 412-466-3300 where services will be held at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Homestead Cemetery. As per Ruth’s request, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, 1 N. Linden St., Duquesne, PA 15110.
 

Charles E. Dahmen

November 07, 2017 |

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

Charles E. Dahmen, age 70, of Elizabeth Twp, died November 6, 2017, at Jefferson Regional Health Center. Born April 10, 1947, in Braddock, he was the son of the late Edwin C. and the living Shirley (Bell) Dahmen, of Riverview, FL and the husband of Patricia (Smith) Dahmen, of Elizabeth Twp. Charles was retired from PNC Bank, where he worked as a computer programmer. He was a US Navy veteran, serving during the Vietnam War. He enjoyed board games, cards, legos, trains and most of all mind boggling gadgets. Although, his greatest passion was spending time with his grandchildren. In addition to his wife and mother, Charles is survived by his children, Catherine (Richard) Williams of Colerain, OH, Matthew (Patricia) Dahmen of McDonald, PA and Kenneth (Tiffany) Dahmen of Elizabeth Twp.; grandchildren, Ryan, Madison, Cadee, Eva and Keira; step grandson, Joshua Williams; siblings, Gary (Anita) Dahmen of White Oak and Shirley (Michael) Peterson of Riverview, FL; also many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Thursday, November 9, 2017, from 2 - 4 p.m. and 7 - 9 p.m. Celebration of life service will be held Friday, 10 a.m., in the funeral home chapel.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the White Oak Animal Safe Haven, 2295 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131.
Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Olive A. Roman

November 07, 2017 |

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

Olive A. Roman, 94, of Elizabeth Township, died Sunday, November 5, 2017. She was born February 2, 1923 in Greenock and was the daughter of the late Frederick and Olive Odessa Brown Schmidt. She was the wife of the late William T. Roman who died January 11, 2001. Olive was a member of the Greenock United Methodist Church and had worked for the former Feigs Bakery and Johnson Appliance. She is survived by her sons, William T. (Trudy) Roman, Jr., and Robert G. Roman of Elizabeth Township, grandchildren, William, Tammy, Kevin, Ben, Kim and Kelly, great-grandchildren, a great-great-granddaughter, and  nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her son, Lawrence E. Roman, sisters, Mary Wagner, Freda Taylor, Margaret Shipley, and Edna Schmidt, and brothers, Clifford, Frederick, Ludwig, and Fritz Schmidt.

 
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Robert N. Button

November 07, 2017 |

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

Robert N. Button, 89, of North Huntingdon, died Sunday November 5, 2017 at home. He was born December 11, 1928 in Hazelwood, a son of the late Robert William and Catherine Rita (McGeary) Button and was also preceded in death by his wife of 58 years Irene Barbara (Kolesar) Button, his son-in-law Steve Alagich, and siblings Earl, Jane, and William Button. He was an Army Air Forces WWII veteran and a retired employee of Blawnox Machine. He was a founding member of All Souls Episcopal Church, North Versailles, a 60 year member of Shidle Lodge No. 601 Free and Accepted Masons, Irwin, the Bromas Club, and Syria Temple. He loved his family and enjoyed visiting his daughter and granddaughters in Texas. Surviving are his daughters Deborah E. (Richard) Silcox of Texas, Cheryl Alagich of North Huntingdon, and Barbara L. (John) McIntyre of North Irwin; granddaughters Danielle Blair (fiancé Billy), Nicole (John) Webb, Melissa (Ed) Waible, Amber Alagich, Ashlee (Dan) Pelczar, and Whiney (Tyler) Briggs; and great grandchildren Ty, Kassidy, Harleigh, and Claire.
 
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Michael J. Lilja

November 07, 2017 |

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

Michael J. Lilja, 64, of North Huntingdon, died Monday November 6, 2017. He was born November 23, 1952 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Jack B. and Marilyn E. (Markley) Lilja. Michael was retired of Famous Supply, Pittsburgh and a member of Immaculate Conception Church, Irwin. He was an avid outdoorsman that enjoyed hunting and fishing. Michael is survived by his wife Linda R. (Patton) Lilja; children Amber Lynn Fiore and her fiancé Lance Vivio of North Huntingdon and Kimberly Lynn Lilja and her fiancé Stephen Wise of Turtle Creek; grandchildren Noah and Zachary Fiore, Brayden Vivio, and Evan Wise; brother in law Hugh (Patricia) Patton of Monroeville; and cousin Trudy (Tom) Welch of Erie.
 
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Frances L. Lynn

November 07, 2017 |

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

Frances L. Lynn, age 92 of White Oak, died Sunday, November 5, 2017. She was born December 24, 1924 in Connellsville, the daughter of the late Thomas and Agnes Edenbo Logan. 

 
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Joyce Parker-Redshaw

November 07, 2017 |

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

Joyce Parker-Redshaw, age 57 of North Versailles, died Monday, November 6, 2017.  She was born September 12, 1960 in McKeesport, the daughter of the late Henry and Claudia Wotring Parker.  She was employed as the executive assistant to the solicitor of Allegheny County in the law department for many years.  She is survived by her husband, Daniel Redshaw of North Versailles; daughter, Rachel (William) Sadler of Erie; grandchildren, Daniel John, Claudia Grace, and David William Sadler.

 
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John T. Magyar

November 07, 2017 |

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

JOHN T. MAGYAR, 68, of Glassport died Nov. 6,2017.  He is the son of the late Steve and Mary (Blaskewicz) Magyar.  John is survived by his sisters Helen (Robert) March and Patricia Baran; brother Stephan Magyar; also 7 nieces and nephews.  John was retired from Kane Regional Center, a member of American Legion in Glassport and the PNA.  A private visitation and blessing will be held Friday for family and close friends.

 

Regis Mularski

November 07, 2017 |

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

Regis Mularski, 86, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville. He was born in Glassport, Pa., a son of the late Zigmund and Estelle Mularski.

 
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Betty A. Welcker

November 07, 2017 |

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

Betty A. Welcker, 93, of McKeesport, died Monday, November 6, 2017 at Forbes Hospital, Monroeville.  Born in McKeesport, February 5, 1924, she was the retired secretary to the Dean of Student Affairs at the McKeesport Campus of Penn State University.  She was a member of McKeesport Presbyterian Church, volunteered at McKeesport Hospital and the Latterman Clinic, and was a graduate of McKeesport High School.  Daughter of the late James and Lillian Webb Cardwell; wife of the late Howard F. Welcker; sister of the late Jane Moffitt and Tom and James Cardwell; she is survived by her son, Paul F. Welcker of Monroeville; daughter, Karen (Bob) Brown of Chester, VA; sister in law, Evelyn Barrett of White Oak; also by nieces and nephews and 3 grand dogs.  Friends will be received in the Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 on Saturday from 7-9 PM and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM.  A service will be held Monday, November 13, 2017 at 11 AM in McKeesport Presbyterian Church with the Rev. James P. Leuenberger officiating, with visitation beginning at 10 AM in the church chapel.  Interment will follow in Mount Vernon Cemetery.  The family suggests contributions to an animal shelter of your choice.

 

Frances M. Mogush

November 07, 2017 |

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

Frances Mogush, 90, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, November 6, 2017 at Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville.

 
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Louise G. Benner

November 06, 2017 |

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

LOUISE G. BENNER, 87, of Glassport, formerly of Deep Creek Lake, MD died Nov. 4, 2017.  She is the daughter of the late John and Louise (Fry) Gross  and beloved wife of the late Edward Benner.  Louise is survived by her daughter Diana (Jeff) Korn; son David Benner; grandson Gregory Fox and great grandson Matthew Fox.  She was preceded in death by her brother Edward Fry.  Funeral arrangements by Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport.

 

Theodore R. Druga

November 05, 2017 |

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

Theodore R. Druga, 88, of North Huntingdon, passed away Saturday, November 4, 2017 at UPMC Shadyside Hospital.  He was born March 8, 1929 in Greenfield, PA, a son of the late Michael and Mary Druga.

 
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David Michael Jerome

November 05, 2017 |

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

David Michael Jerome, 63, of Stahlstown, formerly of Clairton & West Mifflin, passed away at home on Saturday November 4, 2017.  He was born August 28, 1954 to Virginia Roberts Simko.  David is survived by sons, Eric (Michelle) Jerome of Monongahela, Jeremy (Patty) Jerome of Belle Vernon; grandsons, Derrick, David, Jordan; brothers, Jay (Debbie) Jerome of Elizabeth, Rick Jerome of South Side; and sister, Robin Farnan of South Park.  He served in the United States Air Force, and enjoyed fishing, hunting, and boating.  Family and friends will be received Wednesday, November 8, 2017 from 4 – 6 pm at S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th Street, Clairton,  PA   15025.  A memorial service will take place immediately after visitation at the funeral home.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

P. Paul Pomaibo

November 05, 2017 |

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

P. Paul Pomaibo, 89, a resident of Redstone Highlands Greensburg, formerly of North Huntingdon, died Friday November 3, 2017. He was born July 5, 1928 in McKeesport, a son of the late John and Suzanna (Matura) Pomaibo and was also preceded in death by his wife Evelyn J (Lowe) Pomaibo and a daughter Jerilyn Johnson. Paul was a retired employee of Westinghouse Energy Center, Monroeville and a member of Lutheran Church of Our Savior, North Huntingdon. He was a past master of Shidle Lodge No. 601, Free and Accepted Masons, Irwin, and a member of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Pittsburgh, and Syria Temple. Surviving are his daughter Paula (Ed) Washburn of Delmont and son in law Tom Johnson of North Huntingdon; five grandchildren Aaron (Kellie Person) Washburn, Ashley (Adam Teslevich) Washburn, Kelly (Mike) Buscemi, Melissa (Dave) Cantalupo, and Jennifer (Steve) Schambura; and nine great grandchildren J.T. Dietz, Dante Cantalupo, Madison and Isabella Buscemi, Andrew and Hannah Schambura, Jane and Anne Teslevich, and A.J. Washburn.
 
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Earl D. Ferrington

November 04, 2017 |

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

Earl D. Ferrington, age 87 of Highland Grove, died November 3, 2017 at UPMC McKeesport. Born March 18, 1930 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Francis and Merle (Fleehr) Ferrington, and loving husband of the late Donna Louise (Gibson) Ferrington. Earl honorably served in the US Army in France during the Korean War.

Following his military service, he worked for Continental Can as a sign painter, along with various other jobs with the business. He retired after 32 years of dedicated service with the company. Earl was a lifetime member of the Highland Grove United Methodist Church and was also a former Mason. In his free time, he loved to travel with his family on spur-of-the-moment road trips, making many memories that his family will cherish.

Earl was also a friendly and familiar face in the Highland Grove neighborhood. He loved to tend to his yard and was always there to lend a helping hand to others whether it be mowing their lawn or shoveling snow. Earl’s approachable and kind nature will be missed by his family and many friends and neighbors.

He is survived by his children, Keith (Bonnie) Ferrington of Liberty Borough, Charles (Patricia) Ferrington of San Antonio, TX, and Barbara (the late William) Lockhart of Highland Grove; grandchildren, Keith Jr., Kevin, and Christopher; great-grandchildren, Andrew, Jason, Michael, Ryan, Austin, Evan, Tyler, and Emma; and nephews, Robert and Richard Volk. He was also preceded in death by his grandson, Devon Ferrington; and brother, William H. Ferrington.

 
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Anthony Joseph DeCarlo, Jr.

November 04, 2017 |

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

Anthony Joseph DeCarlo, Jr., age 63 of White Oak, passed away suddenly at home on Friday, November 3, 2017.  Born March 31, 1954 in McKeesport, he was a son of Anthony J. DeCarlo, Sr. and the late Josephine P. "Pat" (Wasko) DeCarlo.

 
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Samuel H. Thomas

November 04, 2017 |

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

Samuel H. Thomas, age 63, of Jefferson Hills, passed away on Friday, November 3, 2017 at home. He was a retired stagehand with IATSE in Pittsburgh and a motorcycle and car enthusiast.

 
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Ronald J. Janov

November 04, 2017 |

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

Ronald J. Janov, 59 of Munhall died November 3, 2017 at UPMC Mercy Hospital. He was born July 5, 1958 in Braddock Hills, son of Michael Janov and the late Alice Charney Janov. He was preceded in death by his brother Nicholas Janov, In addition to his dad, he is survived by brothers; Michael Jr., David, Barry, Janov, and one sister, Nancy Fossick. Services are private.

 

Joanna M. Hawthorne

November 04, 2017 |

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

Joanna M. Hawthorne, age 60, of West Newton, died November 3, 2017, at home. Born November 28, 1956, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Edward W. and Rose Marie (Kelly) Stash and the wife of Bill Hawthorne, of West Newton. Joanna dedicated her life to caring for her family. In addition to her husband, Joanna is survived by her children, Joanna May Polisena of Cleveland, OH and Jeremy Scott Lewis of Hanover, PA; grandchildren, Edward “Willy” and Channing Polisena both of Cleveland, OH, Rodryck H. Drapeau of Ontario, Canada and Ashley N. Carman; siblings, Edward W. (Pat) Stash of McKeesport, Andrew Jackson Coulter of Murrysville, Rose Mary Wernt of Erie and Anna Desroche of Vidor, TX. She was also preceded in death by her son, Edward William Carman.  Family and friends will be received at Willig Funeral Home & Crematory on Monday, November 6, 2017, from 4 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 6 p.m. Jay Morris will officiate. Condolences may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com

 

Dale R. Matthews

November 04, 2017 |

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

Dale R. Matthews, age 69, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, November 1, 2017. He was born December 29, 1947, in Wilkinsburg, a son of the late David E. and Leola “Marie” Matthews. He was a long-time member of the Norwin Alliance Church in North Huntingdon. He worked as a master stater winder at Westinghouse Electric in East Pittsburgh for over 21 years before going onto work at Curtis Wright in Cheswick for the next 18 years before retiring. He was a member of the Pitcairn and Ligonier Guns Clubs, the church dart league, and the Westinghouse Bowling Team. He coached softball for PAL and loved hunting and fishing, as well as watching Penn State Football and the Pittsburgh Penguins and Steelers. He is survived by his wife of over 48 years Denise “De” (Thompson) Matthews, daughters Dayna Matthews Ceresa and Dianna Matthews both of Pitcairn; Susan Ashley Baden and Sara Jane Matz who he considered grandchildren; brothers David “Joel” (Joann) Matthews of Ligonier and Daniel “Danny” (Marlene) Matthews of Level Green; and his two dogs Turner and Walle.
 
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Joshua David Nelson

November 03, 2017 |

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

Joshua David Nelson, 17, of North Huntingdon passed away Wednesday, November 1, 2017.  He was born August 12, 2000 in Pittsburgh, beloved son of Lance and Melissa Burkhart Nelson.

 
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Angela M. Karan

November 01, 2017 |

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

ANGELA M. KARAN, 57, of West Mifflin, died Oct. 31, 2017.  She is the daughter of the late Rudolph and Dolores (Wilson) Bellisario. Angela is survived by her daughters Crystal Karan, Danielle Karan, Jessica Ritchie, and Kaylee Ritchie; grandchildren Dylan Kyne, Tallie Stinson, and Taylen Stinson; sister Barbara Butch and brother Rudolph Bellisario. Angela spent much of her life working hard in retail but later pursued a career in massage therapy. She was most passionate about riding her Harley Davidson while soaking up the sun, raising her four daughters, spending time with her grandsons, and making the most of life with her closest friends. Friends will be received at Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home in Duquesne on Saturday, 11/04, from 1-3 PM.

 

Sandra Lee Pastirik

November 01, 2017 |

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

Sandra Lee Pastirik, 65, of McKeesport, died Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at home. She was born November 13, 1951 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Michael and Naomi Beisler Pastirik. Sandra was a graduate of South Allegheny High School and worked in the business office of UPMC McKeesport. She is survived by sister, Clea N. (Larry) Kirkwood of Lincoln Borough, brother, Michael P. (Gale) Pastirik of North Huntingdon, nieces, Lori Kirkwood and Nancy (Steve) Mlinarich and nephews, Paul (Michelle) Kirkwood, Michael (Heidi) Pastirik, Jr. and David McClelland.

 
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Eleanor Gettler Peckman

November 01, 2017 |

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

Eleanor Gettler Peckman,  85, of Ashburn, VA, formerly of Elizabeth Twp., died October 23, 2017. She was born May 13, 1932 in Monessen, PA and was the daughter of the late Howard and Pearl Madigan Gettler. She was the wife of 57 years to the late Russell C. Peckman, who died December 17, 2016.  Eleanor was a member of the Central Highlands Community United Methodist Church and was retired elementary music teacher from the Elizabeth Forward School District after 30 years of service. Eleanor was a 1954 graduate of Seton Hill College and a 1950 graduate of McKeesport High School. She is survived sons, Neil Peckman of Pasadena, MD and Wade and his wife Julie of Broadlands, VA, grandchildren, Jamie, Zoe, and Liam, nieces and nephews.

 
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Dorinda (Dee) Foriska

November 01, 2017 |

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

Dorinda (Dee) Foriska, 65, of Greensburg, passed away peacefully at home on  Monday, October 30, 2017. She was born May 6, 1952 in Altoona and was the daughter of the late Dean and Dorothy Watts Wilson. She was a member of the West Hempfield Presbyterian Church and was a retired Registered Nurse at Westmoreland Hospital where she had worked in the Intensive Care Unit and Recovery Room. She is survived by her husband, William Steve Foriska, daughter, Kristin Leigh Foriska of Abingdon, MD, and Kourtney Allyn Foriska of New Kensington, sisters, Patricia (Jerry) Smith of Irwin and Beverly (Bob) Greenawald of Elizabeth Township, nieces and nephews.

 
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Elder D. "Dan" Kinder

November 01, 2017 |

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

Elder D. "Dan" Kinder, age 73 of Clairton, passed away at home on Tuesday, October 31, 2017.  Born August 1, 1944 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Elder O. and Mary (Beilstein) Kinder. 

 
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Kathleen Mary Balogh

November 01, 2017 |

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

Kathleen Mary Balogh, age 69 of McKeesport, passed away peacefully on October 31, 2017. Born March 11, 1948 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Julius and Valeria (Skop) Balogh.

 
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Minnie Simon

November 01, 2017 |

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

Minnie Barbara Abrams Simon, 100. Born in McKeesport on January 2, 1917, she was the daughter of Abraham and Helen Abrams.  Her husband Abraham G. Simon preceded her in death.  Minnie graduated from McKeesport High School in 1934.  She worked as a bookkeeper for Traczynski Meatpacking Company on White Street for many years until her eyesight began to fail her.  She was a member of the Anshe Sfard and Gemilas Chesed Synagogues.  She was active in the Gemilas Chesed  Sisterhood, a member of McKeesport's chapter of Hadassah and B'Nai Brith.  Despite her limited sight, she became known for her creative flower and fruit arrangements for celebrations at the synagogue.  When asked how she was able to design arrangements without being able to see well, Minnie would say, “I see it in my mind and then it is easy.”  With a group of Jewish women in McKeesport, Minnie was part of a monthly “study group” that discussed books, most related to Judaism, led by Tree of Life Synagogue Rabbi Edmond Neiss.  She and Abe moved to Pembroke Pines, FL in 1978 where she lived until 2014 when she came to live with her daughter in Philadelphia.   Mother of Dr. Elaine Simon of Philadelphia, PA and Dr. Richard Simon of Pembroke Pines, FL.  Grandmother of Claire and Nora Crawford of Philadelphia.  Pre-deceased by her siblings, Max, Sara, Molly, Sam, and Lilly.  Graveside service will take place Friday, November 3, 2017 at 11:00 AM in the Tree of Life/Sfard Cemetery with Rabbi Moshe Russell officiating.  Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 is in charge of arrangements.  In lieu of flowers, donations to honor Minnie’s memory can be made to the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped https://www.loc.gov/nls/about/support-nls/ or to the McKeesport High School Alumni and Friends Association http://www.theconsortiumforpubliceducation.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/MHS-Alumni-Membership-Form-without-brick-copy.pdf