Ivan Mahlon Trimpey

October 04, 2018 |

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Ivan Mahlon Trimpey, 75, of Port Vue, passed away Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at Jefferson Hospital. He was born April 13, 1943 in Confluence and was the son of the late Charles Arthur and Thelma Ruth Knox Trimpey. Ivan was a US Army veteran and was also a member of Port Vue United Methodist Church. He worked as a carpenter foreman for Yarborough Development Corporation. He loved the outdoors, especially hunting, fishing, gardening and watching the deer. He was a former member of the Campers Bowling League and after retirement volunteered with restoration of Port Vue Methodist Church and their food bank. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Betty Jean (Dady) Trimpey, 2 sons, Keith (Carrie) of Durham, NC and Kenneth (Fran) Trimpey of Elizabeth Twp., grandchildren, Corey (Ashley), Kevin (Abigail), Kayci (Neil), Kenneth and Jaclyn, great-grandchildren, Henrik, Campbell and James Asher, brothers, Clifford Trimpey of Latrobe and Roger (Debbie) Trimpey of Elizabeth Twp., sisters, Mary (Bill) Shaw of Elizabeth Twp., Jean (Frank) Willard of McKeesport, and Lois (Frank) Nemec of Fl, as well as aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

 
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Carolyn S. Twale

October 04, 2018 |

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Carolyn S. Twale, 76, of Greenock, passed away Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 10, 1942 in Versailles Boro and was the daughter of the late John W. and Elizabeth Radar Bales. She was a member of Boston United Methodist Church and was also a member of the Choir and Ladies Group there. Carolyn was a lifetime member of the Greenock Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary. Carolyn is survived by her husband of 57 years,  Blair William Twale, son, Paul (Tina) Twale and daughter, Sherri (Arden) McAlpine of Greenock, grandchildren, Brandon, Ashlyn, and Faith Twale, and Mark, Eric, and Scott McAlpine, brothers, John (Dolores) Bales of North Huntingdon and Charles (Gayle) Bales of Versailles, nieces and nephews.

 
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Geraldine Scapellato

October 03, 2018 |

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Geraldine Scapellato, 76, of Liberty Borough, passed away on Wednesday, October 3, 2018. She was born July 7, 1942 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Joseph Gniazdowski and the late Mary Fodella (Andrew) Soltis. She was a member of St. Mark Parish-St. Eugene Worship Site and the Christian Mothers there. Geraldine enjoyed babysitting and had watched 40 babies over the years. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Joseph Scapellato, daughters, Katherine A. (Brian) Schindler of North Hills and Christina (Scott) Newmyer of McKeesport, grandchildren, Cassidy, Brendan, Lucas and Kaylee.

 
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William Howard Larson, Sr.

October 01, 2018 |

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William Howard Larson, Sr., 87, of Versailles, died Saturday, September 29, 2018. He was born September 25, 1931 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Felix Samuel and Bessie (Mills) Larson. William was a commercial artist and had worked for the former Penn Art Studio in Pittsburgh and Moreau Inc., in Monroeville. William served in the US Army during the Korean War. For his service, he received the Korean Service Medal with 2 Bronze Stars, National Defense Service Medal,  Combat Infantry Badge and UN Service Medal. He is survived by his wife, Doris May (Wecas) Larson,  son, William H. (Cheryl) Larson Jr., of Versailles, daughters, Amy Sue Larson of Lititz, and Bess Ann (Thomas) Beaty of Cary, NC.; brother, Felix "Sam" (Gwen) Larson of Center City, CO, sister, Phyllis (Leo) Fey of Level Green; grandchildren, Sarah Lynn (Andy) Krut and Elizabeth Ann Larson; great-grandson, Sullivan Krut; and nieces and nephews.

 
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Laura Beth Kachurick

September 29, 2018 |

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Laura Beth Kachurick, 53, of Buena Vista, formerly of Boston, passed away peacefully, Thursday, September 27, 2018 in Pittsburgh. She was born June 29, 1965 in Pittsburgh and was the daughter of Stephen L. Lieman of Groton, MA and Cathleen E. Roberts of McKeesport. Laura was an excellent homemaker and an avid Steelers fan. She loved the beach, most notably Cape May in New Jersey. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her two sons, Lucas Kachurick of Boca Raton, Fl and Jeremy Kachurick of Boston, companion, Bart Sechrist of Buena Vista, sister, Rachel (Stephen) Griffin of Framingham, MA, step-daughter, Jayna Barrett of Greenock, grandchildren, Collins, Eric, Emma and Elsie, uncle, Greg Marazzi of Darlington, and two nephews, Madison and Colin.

 
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Teddy Von Hazard

September 23, 2018 |

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Teddy Von Hazard, 79, of Lincoln Borough, died Friday, September 21, 2018. He was born October 6, 1938 in New Castle and was the son of the late Theodore G. and Ruth (Greer) Haas. Teddy was Lincoln Borough's Chief of Police for twenty years and was also proprietor of the former Hazard's Hair Salon in North Versailles. He was a member of the Western Pennsylvania Association of Chief's of Police and was a member and past president of the Mon Valley Chief's of Police Association. He was a member of the McKeesport Sportsman's Club and the Sons of  Union Veterans of the Civil War,  Camp 15. He was a graduate of Community College of Allegheny County and McKeesport High School Class of 1956. He is survived by his wife, Stephanie S. (Pollier) Hazard, daughters, Lenore (Harry) Guidotti of Bethel Park, Tedi Lee (Marty) Findura of Elizabeth Township, sons, Timothy G. (Meredith) Hazard of North Versailles, and Troy L. Hazard of Lincoln, grandchildren, Thomas, Timothy, Troy and Taylor Hazard and Kaylee and Kaitlyn Findora, sisters, Darlene (Alfred) Pelkey of Finleyville, Thelma Lauritzen of Wexford, Nicki (David) Kovalcik of Penn, Sandy Doby of Versailles, and brother, James M. Haas of Lincoln, and nieces and nephews.

 
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Earl William Swartz

September 23, 2018 |

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Earl William Swartz, 90, of Liberty Borough, passed away on Friday, September 21, 2018 at home. He was born November 21, 1927 in Elizabeth and was the son of the late Ralph and Clara (VanFossen) Swartz and was the husband of the late Dorothy (McAraw) Swartz. Earl was a member of St. Mark's Parish-St. Eugene Worship site in Liberty Borough and was a member of the Usher's Club there for over 50 years. He was a retired Tin Plate Wrapper for US Steel Irvin Works and retired in 1984 after 42 years of service. He was also a member and Trustee of the retired steelworkers organization, SOAR. Earl was a US Navy Veteran and served during WWII. For his service, he received the WWII Victory Medal. For over 50 years, Earl was an avid Duck Pin Bowler. He is survived by his daughter, Donna Swartz and son, David (Rita) Swartz of Liberty, grandchildren, Jill (Sean) Stevens, Michael (Emily) Swartz, and Kim Swartz-Gamble, and great-grandchildren, Lucas, Emma and Aubree.

 
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Theodore L. "Ted" Buck

September 21, 2018 |

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Theodore L. "Ted" Buck, 95, of Liberty Borough, died Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born September 2, 1923 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Andrew and Elizabeth (Toth) Buck. Ted was a retired Tool and Die maker for the former Firth Sterling in McKeesport. He was a WWII US Army Veteran. For his service, he received the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Ribbon with 1 Bronze Battle Star, the Good Conduct Medal, and the Purple Heart for being wounded in action on July 18, 1944. He was a member of Disabled American Veterans, American Legion, AMVETS, East McKeesport VFW, and the Liberty Vets Club. Ted was a graduate of the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. He is survived by his wife, Karen L. (DePorter) Buck, daughters, Vicki Bortak of West Mifflin, Kathy Byers of Lincoln, Pam (Carl) Pearson of Liberty, Teddi (Ed) Mondak of McKeesport, Melenie (Keith) Miller of North Versailles, and Melissa (Bob) Brewster of Elizabeth Township, grandchildren, Jamie (Brandy) Bortak, Stephanie (Bill) Pollak, Chuck (Lainie) Byers, Kellie Byers, Corri (Tim) Gross, Erica (Paul) Robinson, Josh (Sarah) Pearson, Leah (Darren) Yarborough, Nick Mondak, Becca (Justin) Mondak, Nikita Popovich, Madison Sellers and Zachary Brewster, great-grandchildren, Chelsea (Jacob) Bond, Lacey (Joe) Serbia, Blake, Brenna and Bailey Bortak, Corbin and Christian Byers, A.J. , Phoebe and Lyla Gross, Macey, Justus, Theo and Sadie Robinson, Ezra and Esther Ann Pearson, Mya Yarborough and Bryson Lust, and great-great-granddaughter, Amelia Serbia, and nieces and nephews.

 
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JoAnn (Jeffries) Geruschat

September 21, 2018 |

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JoAnn (Jeffries) Geruschat, 83, of North Huntingdon, passed away surrounded by family after a long fight with cancer on Thursday, September 20, 2018. She was born January 17, 1935 in Elwood, Indiana and was the daughter of the late Floyd L. and Clevie Lackey Jeffries. She was the wife of 46 years to her beloved husband, Jack D. Geruschat, who passed away September 19, 1996. JoAnn worked as a bookkeeper for the former US Steel National Tube works in McKeesport and was a member of Cornith Chapter #229 O.E.S. and Corinthian #35 O. of A. She loved to crochet, knit, play cards and to read. She enjoyed cooking for and spending time with her family and also had many lifelong friendships. She is survived by daughters, Debbie (Ronald) Lofgren of North Huntingdon, Vickie (Robert) Lofgren of North Myrtle Beach, SC, granddaughters, Bethany (Mark) Keaton of North Carolina, and Melisa (Chris) Hickey of Cannonsburg, grandsons, Brian Lofgren of West Newton and Brad (Kim) Lofgren of Ruffsdale, great-grandchildren, JoAnna Mae and James Jaxon, brother, Bob Jeffries of Michigan, sister, Mary Kuffner of Coraopolis, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

 
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Eugene Howard Worthy

September 19, 2018 |

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Eugene Howard Worthy, 93, of White Oak, died Monday, September 17, 2018. He was born December 13, 1924 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Matthew and Jeannette (Mack) Worthy. Eugene was a member of the former St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in McKeesport and was retired from US Steel National Tube Works, and Westinghouse in East Pittsburgh. He was a WWII US Army Veteran and served along the China-Burma Road. For his service, he received the American Theater Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon w/2 Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Medal and the WWII Victory Medal. He is survived by his wife, Betty Jane (Mezoff) Worthy, daughters, Beverly Wayne of Dublin, OH, June L. (Donald) Kudas of White Oak, and Betty Gene (Mark) Stoner of Elizabethtown, grandchildren, Emily (Ralph) Rajadurai, Valerie (Mark) Bacco, Todd (Nicole) Kudas, Jacqueline (Gerry) Greco, Lindsay (Andy) Hoover and Nathan (Tasha) Stoner, great-grandchildren, Reece, Jules and Wynne Greco, Audriana and Samuel Bacco, Shelby, Kelsey, and Mackenzie Hoover and Natalie Stoner, and nieces and nephews.

 
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Sue Ann (Ghrist) Downard

September 17, 2018 |

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Sue Ann (Ghrist) Downard, 60, of Adamsburg, died Saturday, September 15, 2018. She was born May 23, 1958 in Adamsburg and was the daughter of the late William J. and Marjorie Ann (Stubbs) Ghrist. She is survived by her brothers, William E. (Teresa) Ghrist of Jeanette and Scott E. Ghrist of Adamsburg, sister, Paula Ghrist of Adamsburg,  nephew, Christopher Ghrist, nieces, Tricia and Terri Ghrist, and great nieces and nephews, Kody, Rylan, Riley, and Brayden.

 
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Debra Jean (Swartz) London

September 11, 2018 |

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Debra Jean (Swartz) London, 59, of McKeesport, formerly of Elizabeth Township, died Sunday, September 9, 2018. She was born April 12, 1959 in McKeesport and was the daughter of Jean (King) Swartz of Louisville, OH, and the late Arthur Swartz. Debra was a member of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in McKeesport and was a nurse at Jefferson Hospital. She was a 1977 graduate of Elizabeth Forward High School. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her son, Jason London of Apple Creek, OH, daughter, Aimee (Andrew Jakub) London of McKeesport, and sisters, Brenda (Dennis) Daily of Louisville, OH, and Karen Swartz of Fl.

 
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Carol Lynne (Repass) Carper

September 11, 2018 |

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Carol Lynne (Repass) Carper, 55, of Elizabeth Township, died Sunday, September  9, 2018. She was born May 7, 1963 in Norfolk, VA, and was the daughter of Martha (Sawyers) Repass Bradley of Elizabeth Township and the late William Repass. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Mark A. Carper, son, Larry J.Carper of Bentleyville, daughters, Ashley L. Carper and Talor N. (Michael) Ryan of Elizabeth Township, brother, Joseph  (Cameron) Repass of Elizabeth, sister, Jackie  (Robert) Dillard of Richmond, VA, grandchildren, Alex Aldridge, twins, Jason and Justin Carper, Aubriona Bavin, Mercedes  Carper, and Avery Ryan, father-in-law, William Carper, and nieces and nephews.

 
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Oscar Benjamin Toth

September 05, 2018 |

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Oscar Benjamin Toth, 95, of Elizabeth Township, died Wednesday, August  22, 2018 in UPMC McKeesport Hospital after a brief illness. He was born July 22, 1923 in New Castle and was the son of the late Paul and Esther (Gyori) Toth. He was the husband of the late Angeline (Ross) Toth. They were married November 22, 1945 and celebrated 65 years of marriage sharing their time and love with family and friends.

He was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church in Elizabeth Township and was retired from US Steel Irvin Works. Oscar was a WWII Army Veteran. He entered the Army Air Corps on February 13, 1943 and served as a ball-turret gunner on a B-17. He completed 33 Missions in the European theater before being injured in combat. His last mission was on November 30, 1944, which prevented him from returning to active duty. He proudly served his country for 2 years 3 months and 27 days. For his service he received the Purple Heart with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters and the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon. Oscar retired from US Steel Irvin Works after 38 years of service and was highly regarded by his co-workers. He developed a love of the outdoors early in his youth and became an avid hunter and fisherman. He shared his love of the outdoors with his son and then with other family members and friends and was a positive role model to follow. He is survived by his son, Benjamin (Terri) Toth of Harrisville, daughters, Laura E. (Robert) Cabon of Elizabeth Township and Linda (William) Oliver of Mercer, grandchildren, Amy, Laural, Stephen, Stephanie, Adam and Benjamin, great-grandchildren, Paige, Brianna, Claire, Christopher, Lauren, Ellena, Henry, Jack, and Matthew, and nieces and nephews.

 
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Betty (Frantz) Davis

September 04, 2018 |

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Betty (Frantz) Davis, 97, of Upper St. Clair, formerly of Pleasant Hills, died Sunday, September 2, 2018. She was born May 8, 1921 in Clairton and was the daughter of the late Albert and Elizabeth Ann (Sharrocks) Frantz. She was the wife of the late Charles Allen Davis who died January 17, 2017. They were married for 69 years. Betty was a member of Hamilton Presbyterian Church and was a former member of Pleasant Hills Community Presbyterian Church. She was a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority there. She taught school in the Clairton School District for 5 years and volunteered with Meals on Wheels for over 20 years. Betty enjoyed many things including dogs, baking, cooking, feeding the birds, book clubs, groups at church, and bridge clubs. Betty and her late husband Allen enjoyed their international experiences living in Valencia, Madrid and Bilbao. She is survived by her son, Allen (Connie) Davis of Greenville and daughter, Ann (Mark) South of North Huntingdon, grandson, Wesley (Rebecca) Davis and great-grandson, Samuel G. Davis of Fairfax, VA.

 
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