Elaine M. Minnick

September 19, 2017 |

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Elaine M. Minnick, 91, of McKeesport, died Monday, September 18, 2017. She was born August 12, 1926 in McKeesport and was the wife of 53 years to the late Oscar F. Minnick. She was a member of the former St. Mary's Catholic Church in McKeesport and was a member of St. Angela Merici Church in White Oak. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Elaine loved crossword puzzles and Polka dancing. She is survived by her sons, John R. (Christy) Minnick of Phoenix, AZ, David P. (Jill) Minnick of White Oak, and granddaughter, Nicole L. Minnick of White Oak who was the apple of Grandma's eye, and nieces and nephews.

 
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Robert "Bob" Terrance Jones

September 18, 2017 |

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Robert "Bob" Terrance Jones, 64, of Elizabeth Township, died Sunday, September 17, 2017. He was born December 5, 1952 in McKeesport and was the son of the late William "Casey" Jones and the late Lenora Cuppett Jones McAllister. Bob was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church of Boston and worked for ECOLAB. He was a member of F & AM Polaris Lodge # 375 and was a Volunteer Fireman for the Buena Vista Fire Co. He is survived by his wife, Terri Lynn Jordan Jones, sons, Scott Jones of Lincoln and Erik R. Jones of Elizabeth Township, brother, Ted (Kathleen) Jones of Andover, OH, aunt, Georgie Gallo of Pittsburgh, mother-in-law, Virginia Jordan of Elizabeth Township, brothers-in-law, Bruce (Joan) Jordan of McKeesport and Dale Jordan of Elizabeth Township, cousins, nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.

 
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Annette M. Kulasa

September 18, 2017 |

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Annette M. Kulasa, 68, passed away on Thursday, July 13, 2017 in Orlando, FL after a long struggle with MS. She was born July 21, 1948 and  was the daughter of the late Helen and Leon Kulasa of McKeesport, PA. She was Aunt Nettie to all of her nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews who loved her dearly.  She was a loving sister to her brothers Bo Kulasa of Monroeville, PA; Ben (Kathy) Kulasa of Delmont, PA; and sisters Janice Kulasa of Enterprise, FL; MaryAnn (John) Boicourt of Peachtree City, GA and Dottie (Tom) Drake of Kissimmee, FL. A resident of Pennsylvania, Atlanta, GA, and, since 1996, in Orlando, FL,   Annette devoted herself to God and the Catholic Church in its schools and parishes.

 
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Margaret D. Kern

September 14, 2017 |

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Margaret D. Kern, 90, of Greenock, died Wednesday, September 13, 2017. She was born December 20, 1926 in Pittsburgh and was the daughter of the late Joseph and Rena Bullister Donnelly. She was the wife of the late Albion Ray Kern who died February 1, 2002. Together they owned and operated the former Sunray Pools in McKeesport. She had previously worked in the accounting department of the former Carnegie Tech in Oakland. She is survived by her son, Gary R. (Shelley) Kern of Elizabeth Township, daughters, Janet (Dean) Harbry of Atlanta, GA, and Karen Greenwald of Greenock, grandchildren, Heather, Amber, Zoe, Shannon, Evan, Ryan, Liam, Erin, Megan, Kern, and Keith, 12 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

 
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Jamie Norbert Winters

September 07, 2017 |

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Jamie Norbert Winters, 47, of Elizabeth Township, died Tuesday, September 5, 2017. He was born December 31, 1969 in McKeesport and was the son of Agnes J. Martis Winters of Elizabeth Township and the late Norbert Ralph Winters. Jamie was a Chef at Woody's Restaurant in Versailles. In addition to his mother, he is survived by sisters, Valerie (Kerry) Jones of Londonderry Township, and Judy (David) Hall of Greenock, brothers, Jerry and Gregg Winters of Elizabeth Township and Pastor Jeff  (Michelle) Winters of Finleyville, aunt, Joan Winters of White Oak, his fiancée, Dayna Blazek and her son, Tyler of Uniontown, a niece, Brittany (Keegan) McGregor, nephews, Barrett (Holly) Jones, Brent (Mary) Jones, Blake (Heather) Jones, Brandon (Kate) Jones, and Brent and Brock Winters, great-nieces, Ellie and Sophie Jones, great-nephews, Zachary, Charlie, Teddy, Noah, and Owen Jones, and his loving dog, Spike.

 
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Carol Catherine O'Connell

September 05, 2017 |

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Carol Catherine O'Connell, 94, of North Huntingdon, formerly of Mount Vernon, died Monday, September 4, 2017 at home. She was born December 18, 1922 in Elizabeth and was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Trasp Bauer. She was the wife of the late Francis Xavier "Fritz" O'Connell who died August 15, 2012. They were married for 61 years. She was a member of St. Patrick Parish in Christy Park and was also a member of the Ladies Guild and Resurrection Society. She was also a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church in North Huntingdon. She was the proprietor of her own in home beauty shop and had worked for US Steel Christy Park Works testing bomb shells during WWII. She is survived by her daughter, Margaret Mary (Gery) Stafford of Gaithersburg, MD, son, Daniel Francis ( Karen Jean) O'Connell of Severna Park, MD, sisters, Jean Conn of White Oak and Elaine Jackson of Irwin, grandchildren, Jeremy, Meghan, and Ross Stafford and Daniel O'Connell, sisters-in-law, Mabel Bauer and Jane Bauer, nieces and nephews.

 
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Lawrence F. "Larry" Miller

September 04, 2017 |

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Lawrence F. "Larry" Miller, 72, of White Oak, died Sunday, September 3, 2017. He was born April 3, 1945 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Francis S. and Martha L. Hollen Miller. Larry was a member of Christ the Light of the World Parish and was a US Army Veteran. He was a retired electrician and had worked for US Steel Irvin Works, Lorraine Works and the former Duquesne Works. Larry was a coach at the White Oak Athletic Association for 15 years and was also a former White Oak Councilman. He is survived by his wife, Janet Sue Buchleitner Miller, sons, Matthew L. (Leah) Miller of Indiana and Martin P. Miller of White Oak, sister, Lois Brosky of Greensburg, grandchildren, Michael Barker and Leah Jane Bogdanski, 4 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Friends are welcome Wednesday, September 6 from 6-8:00 pm at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 1638 Lincoln Way, White Oak (412) 672-6322 Troy J. Gilbert, director. Service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Wednesday at 8:00 pm with his brother-in-law, The Rev. Donald Buchleitner, officiating. Inurnment with Military Honors will be in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville. Condolences may be made at gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 
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Richard Potochny

September 04, 2017 |

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Richard Potochny, 76, of Greenock, died Sunday, September 3, 2017 in Butler Memorial Hospital. He was born April 27, 1941 in New York, and was the son of the late John and Inger Olsen Potochny. Richard was an Elected Primary Official with Teamster's Local 273 retiring in June, 2000. He was a Senior Captain in the US Army and served from 1960-1972, which included 2 tours in Vietnam. He is survived by his wife, Julia "Judy" Elizabeth  Bryant Potochny, sons, Mark (Dena) Potochny of Madison, IN, Jim (Christine) Potochny of Alexandria, VA, Michael (Mary Kay) Potochny of Greenock, and John H. Potochny of Madison, IN, daughters, Julie Denise (Joe) Osche of Butler and Esther Michelle (Robert) Marasco of Poughkeepsie, NY, grandchildren, Heather, Michael (Alyssa), Julia, Charlotte, Lissy, Joseph, Emma, Samantha, Alex, PK, Tyler, Savannah, Tyler, and Krystina, brother, Robert (Jeanie) Potochny of  Butler, nieces and nephews.

 
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Melodie Joan Robb

September 04, 2017 |

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Melodie Joan Robb, 52, of McKeesport, died Friday September 1, 2017. She was born May 8, 1965 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Lorin Charles and Gloria Jean "Dewy" Sokol Lesko. Melodie was a member of St. Mary's Romanian Church in Christy Park and was a house keeper. She was the most giving and loving person anyone would have ever known. She had the biggest heart. She loved going to church and serving the Lord everyday. She is survived by her brothers, Terry (Suzanne) Lesko of Greenfield and Andrew Lesko of McKeesport, sister, Toni Lesko of Boston, nieces, Kristie (Sean) Egnatz, Melonie Lesko and Amber Jones, nephews, Jerid Lesko, David Lesko, Everett Lesko, and Terry Lesko, Jr., Thaddias Anderson, Jeromie (Mandi) Anderson and Jordan (Jelitza) Anderson, Joey, Jack and Max, great-nieces, Shelbie, Mikayla and Jasmine, great-nephews, Sean Jr., Jeromie Jr., Mateo, Jordan and Jacob, and many friends.

 
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James E. "Jim" Sabo

September 04, 2017 |

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James E. "Jim" Sabo, 68, of Versailles, died Saturday, September 2, 2017. He was born May 23, 1949 in McKeesport and was the son of the late John J. "Tony" and Alice Marie Wilkins Sabo. Jim was a member of the Port Vue United Methodist Church. He was a retired Letter Carrier and worked 8 years in McKeesport and 28 years in Glassport. He was a US Army Veteran and served in the Vietnam War. For his service he received the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Combat infantryman Badge. He is survived by his wife, Ruth A. Lapsley Sabo, sons, Jeffrey Sabo of Elizabeth Township and Brian James  (Jenny Cook) Sabo of Newport News, VA, and grandchildren, Madison and Marisa Sabo and Caylyn Cook.

 
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Kimberly Jean "Kimmie" Lesko

September 04, 2017 |

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Kimberly Jean "Kimmie" Lesko, 55, of Versailles, died Friday, September 1, 2017. She was born June 15, 1962 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Lorin Charles Lesko and Gloria Jean "Dewy" Sokol Lesko. Kimberly was a member of St. Mary's Romanian Church and was a Private Duty Nurse. She had previously worked for Kane Regional Center and Riverside Care Center in McKeesport. Kimberly was a devoted daughter, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and a friend to everyone she knew. She loved her family. She is survived by sons, Thaddias Anderson, Sr.,  and Jeromie (Mandi) Anderson of Versailles and Jordan (Jelitza) Anderson of Butler,the father of her children, Larry "Toots" Anderson of Butler, brothers, Terry (Suzanne) Lesko of Greenfield and Andrew Lesko of McKeesport, sister, Toni Lesko of Boston, grandchildren, Thaddias Jr., Jeromie Jr., Mikayla, Jordan, Jacob, Jazmine and twins on the way, and many nieces, nephews and friends.

 
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Shirley F. Kisselovich

August 27, 2017 |

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Shirley F. Kisselovich, 88, of Elizabeth Township, passed peacefully at home Thursday, August 17th, 2017 with family by her side. She was born October 3rd, 1928 in Elizabeth, and was the daughter of the late Bruno Econovich and the late Mary Supernovich Econovich Janolewicz. She was the beloved wife of the late Theodore Kisselovich Sr. Shirley was a member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth Township and the former St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles. She was retired from Sears Roebuck & Company and the former Bell Telephone Company of Pennsylvania. She was an enthusiastic Pittsburgh sports fan and an avid bird watcher. She is survived by daughters Kristeen Gouveia of Elizabeth Township and Valaree Georgiadis of Fox Chapel, and sons Theodore Kisselovich Jr. of Hendersonville, TN and Stuart Kisselovich of Delray Beach, FL. She was a loving grandmother of eight: Richard, Lindsay, and Matthew Gouveia, Alexis, Margaux, Luke, and Ted Georgiadis, and Kaylor (Kisselovich) Spence. She is also survived by two great grandsons, Bryson and Mason Spence. 

 
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Sharon Laverne Erickson

August 24, 2017 |

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Sharon Laverne Erickson, 67, of McKeesport, died Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born May 9, 1950 in Victory and was the daughter of the late Harold and Vera Gash McCorkle. Sharon was a member of the former Victory Primitive Methodist Church and was a retired Administrative Assistant at Jefferson Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Ralph W. Erickson, sons, Brian (Rebecca) Erickson of Mount Vernon and Jason Erickson of McKeesport, grandchildren, Cameron and Colton Erickson, brothers, Kerry (Janice) McCorkle of Charleroi and Scott (Renee) McCorkle of Speers, sister, Lori (Tom) Dubs of Jefferson Hills, nieces and nephews.

 
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E. Honore (Nora) Bell Pecora

August 21, 2017 |

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E. Honore (Nora) Bell Pecora, 88 of Elizabeth Township, passed away peacefully on August 18 2017 in Stuart FL. She was born in Pittsburgh on December 27, 1928 and lived most of her life in Elizabeth. She was the daughter of the late Catherine and James G. Bell of Overbrook. She grew up in Carrick and graduated from Carrick High School before earning her Bachelor of Science degree in education from Clarion University of Pennsylvania.  During her 33 year career in education she taught at Turtle Creek and Midland High Schools and in the 1958 school year began as a Spanish teacher at Elizabeth-Forward High School.

 
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Thomas F. Soltis

August 21, 2017 |

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Thomas F. Soltis, 72, of Liberty Borough, passed away on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at home surrounded by his family. He was born February 21, 1945 in Clairton and was the son of the late Michael and Mary Kopil Soltis. Thomas was a Robotics Repairman at the former GM Fisher Body Plant in West Mifflin and was a US Army Veteran serving in the Vietnam War. He is survived by his wife, Jan Lee Jordan Soltis; children, Lynn Soltis (Matthew) Girdharry of Portland, OR, and Michael Soltis and Cameron Lee Chemsak of Liberty Borough; grandchildren, Sebastian, Evangeline, and Alistair; sister, Dolores (John) Hozas of Phoenix, AZ; brother, Michael "Chook" (Carol) Soltis of Aliquippa; sister-in-law, Barb Soltis of Castle Shannon; Godchildren, Marie Chrissy Soltis and Gabriel Naspinski; dear friend, Amy Williams of Liberty Borough; and nieces and nephews.

 
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