Randy G. Miller

July 10, 2017 |

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Randy G. Miller, age 55 of West Mifflin and formerly of Clairton, passed away at home on Sunday, July 9, 2017.  Born August 29, 1961 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late George L. and Sarah M. (Smith) Miller.

 
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Mary "Dolly" Magdaline (DeGrazia) McGuire

July 09, 2017 |

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Mary "Dolly" Magdaline McGuire, age 74 of McKeesport, passed away on Saturday, July 9, 2017 in John J. Kane Regional Center, McKeesport.  Born September 6, 1942 in Pittsburgh, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Catherine (Bivacqua) DeGrazia.

 
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Paul D. "Whitey" Makatura

July 07, 2017 |

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Paul D. "Whitey" Makatura, age 74 of Port Vue, passed away at home on Friday, July 7, 2017.  Born October 19, 1942 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Andrew and Charlotte (Roeder) Makatura.

 
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Marie J. DeSimone

July 07, 2017 |

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Marie J. DeSimone, age 94 of Jefferson Hills, passed away at the Center for Compassionate Care in Mt. Lebanon on Thursday, July 6, 2017.  Born May 14, 1923 in Gallatin, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Josephine (Triglia) Ripepi.

 
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William Tomko

July 05, 2017 |

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William Tomko (Uncle Bill), age 84, of Blaine Hill, passed away on Monday, July 3, 2017 at Jefferson Hospital. He retired from U.S. Steel Irvin Works and was the owner of Tomko Service Star Hardware in Elizabeth. An Army veteran having served in the Korean War, he was a member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth, a lifetime member of Blaine Hill Volunteer Fire Co., and a member of the Blaine Hill Pool Team and Linesville Sportsmans Club.

 
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Timothy M. Jeffcoat

July 02, 2017 |

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Timothy M. Jeffcoat, age 44 of Liberty Borough, passed away on Saturday, July 1, 2017 in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.  Born March 3, 1973 in McKeesport, he was a son of Grace E. (Garish) Jefferson Gall of Glassport and the late Willie L. Jeffcoat.

 
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Arleigh E. Smith

June 30, 2017 |

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Arleigh E. Smith, age 70 of Liberty Borough, passed away on Friday, June 30, 2017 in John J. Kane Regional Center in McKeesport.  Born July 18, 1946 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Arleigh L. and Fay Smith.  

 
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Jean Gealy

June 29, 2017 |

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Jean L. (Cameron) Gealy, age 93, of Elizabeth, passed away on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at Butler Health System. She retired as an accounting clerk for JC Penney in West Mifflin. She was a member of Bethesda United Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth, the Clairton Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star, past president of Elizabeth Senior Citizens, past Mother Advisor of Clairton Rainbow Girls, and was active in other senior citizen organizations. She enjoyed playing cards and bingo.

 
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Nicholas J. "Nick" Farace

June 26, 2017 |

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Nicholas J. "Nick" Farace, age 90 of Versailles, passed away on Sunday, June 25, 2017 in Forbes Hospital in Monroeville.  Born October 1, 1926 in Scottdale,he was a son of the late Joseph and Cora (Rinaldi) Farace.

 
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Robert Dal Barron

June 26, 2017 |

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Robert Dal Barron, age 79, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Monday, June 26, 2017 at Family Hospice & Palliative Care. He retired as an accounts receivable group leader for U.S. Steel in Pittsburgh.  He was an Army veteran. His greatest joy was spending time with his family. 

 
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Julia Spernak

June 26, 2017 |

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Julia (Zaken) Spernak, age 89, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Monday, June 26, 2017 at home. She was a retired school bus driver for Laidlaw. She was a member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth Twp. and a former member of Blaine Hill Volunteer Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary. She loved to play cards. Born August 19, 1927 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Peter and Mary (Zaken) Zaken and wife of the late Victor Spernak. She is survived by her sons, Dennis "Fuzzy" (Terry) Spernak of Mt. Lebanon, Joseph Spernak, Victor Spernak of Blaine Hill, and Ron "Flat" Spernak of Forward Twp.; sisters, Janet Rethage of Elizabeth Twp. and Anna May Janicki of Ormand Beach, FL; devoted granddaughters, Stephanie, Ashley and Emily Spernak; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; also, nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth on Thursday, June 29, 2017 from 6-8 PM and Friday, June 30, 2017 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 9:30 AM in St. Michael Parish with Rev. Thomas A. Wagner officiating. Burial will follow in Monongahela Cemetery, Monongahela.

 
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Edward Hale III

June 26, 2017 |

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Edward O.L. Redbird “Sonny” Hale, III, age 63, of Elizabeth, passed away on Friday, June 23, 2017 at Jefferson Hospital. He was a former pile driver with the carpenters union, a tribal member of the MHA Nation in New Town, North Dakota and a bundle carrier, three clan. He was a founding member of the Pittsburgh American Indian Center working with families and children to teach the Native American culture. He was a 1971 graduate of Elizabeth Forward High School where he was a standout football player, eventually receiving a scholarship to North Carolina State. Sonny enjoyed riding his Harley-Davidson and also enjoyed riding bulls, horses, bareback and breaking wild horses. 

 
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William Klasnick

June 24, 2017 |

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William Klasnick, age 51 of Greenock/Elizabeth Twp., passed away at home on Friday, June 23, 2017. Born June 15, 1966 in McKeesport, he is a son of Angela (Gornick) Klasnick Storch of Greenock and the late William Klasnick.

 
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Flora Bell Ferguson

June 23, 2017 |

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Flora Bell Ferguson, 91, of North Versailles, died Thursday June 22, 2017. She was born April 22, 1926 in Wilmerding and was the daughter of the late Ralph Ellis and Agnes McCarly Livingston. She was the wife of the late William D. Beck and the late Douglas Ferguson. Flora Bell was a member of the Norwin Christian Church. She is survived by daughters, Marcia (Dick) McGowan of Roseville, CA, and Donna (James) Boone of North Huntingdon, son, Michael Beck, Sr., of McKeesport, step-sons, Douglas (Cheryl) Ferguson of Fletcher, NC, and Kirk (Mary) Ferguson of McKinney, TX, step-daughter, Diane (Donald) Frank of Mount Vernon, 18 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

 
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John Edward Karnack, Sr.

June 23, 2017 |

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John Edward Karnack, Sr., age 96, of Jefferson Hills, passed peacefully on Friday, June 2, 2017. Beloved husband of Bonnie (Barr) Karnack.  Also survived by daughters Maria (late Daniel) Kovack, Michele (Kevin) Mannella, sons Kenneth and Kevin (Jane Mallin) Karnack; grandchildren Daniel Kovack, Sue Schultheis, Johnny, AJ, and Matthew Karnack.

 
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