Jane M. Brennan

December 14, 2017 |

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Jane M. Brennan, 82, of White Oak, died Tuesday, December 12, 2017 after a brief stay in the hospital. She was born on February 24, 1935 in McKeesport to the late Paul F. Brennan and Maxine M. Brennan (Griffiths). Jane devoted her life to the field of Nursing for 40 years prior to her retirement. After graduating from McKeesport High School, she earned post-secondary degrees from the Presbyterian School of Nursing, University of Pittsburgh and the University of North Carolina. During her professional career, she served as Executive Director for various home health nursing agencies and held an executive position at the National League of Nursing. Committed to the field of public health, she taught at Duquesne University and the University of Tennessee and she testified before the Congress of the United States, advocating for proper funding for public health. “Janie” enjoyed reading, travel, and many happy times with her loving family and dear friends. She is survived by her sister Patricia Brinkos and her brother-in-law Bruce Brinkos of White Oak, PA; nephew, Myles Brinkos (Michelle) of White Oak, PA; nephew Michael Brinkos (George Hernley), of Oakland Park, FL; niece, Amy Brinkos (Dr. Andrew Nowalk) of O’Hara Township, PA. and great niece and nephews, Joshua, Megan, Max, James, and Peter.

 
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Kyp L. Anderson

December 14, 2017 |

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With love and sadness, the family of Kyp L. Anderson announces his passing at the age of 71 on December 10, 2017. After a brief but courageous battle with cancer, Kyp “Kiki”, passed away in Monroeville, surrounded by loved ones.  Born on New Year’s Eve, 1945, in McKeesport, Kyp was the son of the late William Ewald Anderson and Molly Kaminsky Anderson. Kyp was a graduate of Grove City College where he was politically engaged.  For 18 years, he worked as a dispatch analyst for Exxon and in subsequent years, Kyp worked for United HealthCare in claims. After retiring, Kyp was able to devote time to his passion for social equality and human rights through various advocacy organizations.  He enjoyed traveling; his beloved dog Chrissy; watching golf, the Patriots, and reality TV; and being a proud grandfather. Kyp is survived by daughter Kristin Byzek and her husband Eric; daughter Amy Bair and her husband Jeffrey; grandchildren Molly, Jacob, and Lucy; partner Michael Sprowls; sister Leslie Anderson Boynton and her husband Richard Wieczorek, niece Lisa Gottler and her husband David, niece Jennifer Phillips and her husband Jason, great-nephew Alex, and great-nieces Kaci, Emily, and Alyssa. 

 
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Irene McLaughlin

December 14, 2017 |

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Irene McLaughlin, 88, of Christy Park, died Monday, December 11, 2017. She was born September 18, 1929 in Glassport and was the daughter of the late Joseph and Margaret Janitor Kaduk. She was the wife of the late Bernard John McLaughlin who died November 11, 1989. Irene was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Christy Park. She is survived by her daughters, Bernadette (Joseph) Szarmach of Murrysville and Colleen (Arnold) Mosa of North Huntingdon, son, Timothy McLaughlin of Lynchburg, TN, sister, Helen Ciaverra of Greensburg, grandchildren, Amber (Lee) Temple, Adam (Heather) Szarmach, Brooke (Robbie) Magilson, Cara (Dave) Herbeck, Marie Mosa, Shane (Ashley) McLaughlin, and Mariah McLaughlin, great-grandchildren, Ian, Paige, Lexie, Tenley, Weston, Evelyn, Nina, Ava, Emma, Brayden, Karli and Madelynn, nieces and nephews.

 
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William "Bill" Edward Badstibner, Jr.

December 08, 2017 |

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William "Bill" Edward Badstibner, Jr., 73, of Versailles, died Thursday, December 7, 2017. He was born February 18, 1944 in McKeesport and was the son of the late William E. Badstibner Sr. and the late Vera Leffard Badstibner. He was retired from the McKeesport Connecting Railroad and was a US Navy Veteran. Bill was a member of the former Versailles American Post 939. He is survived by his wife, Karen L. Burnheimer Badstibner, sons, William Jon (Bonnie) Badstibner of Pittsburgh and Rob (Lisa) Badstibner of Germantown, MD, daughter, Laura (Mike) Jones of White Oak, sisters, Linda (Michael) DeBarbieris of Kenner, LA, and Ethel Nash of McKeesport, grandchildren, Kenny, Brenden, Michael, Lyndsey, Landon, Gavin, Samantha and Paige, nieces and nephews.

 
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Judith Ann (Carlson) Orendt

December 06, 2017 |

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Judith Ann (Carlson) Orendt, 70, of Wilmington, NC, formerly of North Huntingdon, PA and North Ridgeville, OH passed away peacefully on  Saturday, December 2, 2017 at UNC Medical Center, Chapel Hill, NC. She was born June 1, 1947 in McKeesport, PA and was the daughter of the late Carl "Red" Carlson and Ann (Magdic) Carlson. Judy enjoyed cooking & baking, reading, gardening, bicycling and taking long walks. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Martin E. Orendt; son Martin (Debra) Orendt of Harrison City; granddaughter Mackenzie Sara Orendt; sister Barbara Rose of Pittsburgh. Also several sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews.

 
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Nancy Sue (Jones) Howser

December 06, 2017 |

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Nancy Sue (Jones) Howser, 72, of Christy Park, died Friday, December 1, 2017. She was born May 8, 1945 in Baldwinsville, NY and was the daughter of the late Alexander and Helen Garrett Jones. Nancy worked for Philips Respironics in Murrysville. She is survived by her daughters, Crystal M. (Chuck) Nemes of Christy Park and Laurie A. (Mike) Gumpher of Sigel, sister, Sandra Doris of NY and FL, grandchildren, Alex (Ella), Ashley (Mike), Charles (Victoria), Elizabeth, Kaitlyn and Kierstin, great-grandchildren, Alex, Jr., Faye and Bentley, nieces and nephews.

 
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Scott Kenneth Binkney

November 30, 2017 |

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Scott Kenneth Binkney, 53, of Ridge, MD, formerly of Liberty Borough, PA, passed away surrounded by family and friends on Saturday November 25, 2017. Cremation was chosen to honor Scott’s wishes.

Scott was born May 16, 1964 in Mckeesport, PA and was the son of Judy E. Fullerton Binkney Kantorczyk of Mooresville, NC and the late Ralph Kenneth Binkney. He is survived by his wife, April Diane Pearson Binkney of 22 years, sons, Ryan  (Brynn) Binkney of Lexington Park, MD, Andrew (Trista) Binkney of Struthers, OH,  Adam , Jared, Joseph and daughters, Ciarra and Madison all of Ridge, MD. Grandchildren Audrina, Alexander, and Aislyn Binkney. Sisters, Rebecca Binkney of Glassport, Pa and Merry Skotnicki of Louisville, KY, and brothers , Chris Binkney of Penn Hills, PA and David (Kristen) Binkney of Mooresville, NC. Step-mother Donna Binkney of Mckeesport, PA, many  nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his step-father Ernest Kantorczyk and grandmother Margaret “Nana” Binkney.

Scott was a member of Word of Worship Church in White Oak, PA and was a corporate Job recruiter. Scott was very patriotic and loved his country. He was very proud to have served in the United States Navy for 14 years.  He enjoyed coaching his children’s basketball and soccer teams. Scott was compassionate towards others and was always willing to help a friend or stranger in need.  He was an organ donor and in the past had donated bone marrow.   Scott will be remembered most for his passionate words and rants on facebook along with his sarcasm, humor and quick wit.  He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

A Celebration of Scott’s life will be held at Word of Worship Church, White Oak, PA.  Family will be there at 2pm to greet other relatives and Friends.  The service will begin at 3:30. The family invites friends to stay after the service for a small reception to continue celebrating Scott’s life.  Arrangements are by the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, director. Condolences may be made at gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 

Doris E. Bernhardy

November 29, 2017 |

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Doris E. Bernhardy, 91, of Boston, Elizabeth Township, died Friday, November 24, 2017. She was born November 11, 1926 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Evan and Emma Edwards. Doris was a 2nd grade teacher at the former St. Michael's Catholic School and also worked at Shop N Save in Olympia. She is survived by daughters, Kathleen Bernhardy of Boston, and Linda (Richard) Kerr of Slippery Rock, sons, William D. Bernhardy of Pittsburgh, David (Nattie) Bernhardy of Highland, CA, and Dennis (Jane) Bernhardy of Dallas, PA., grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

 
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Elizabeth Louise Mosa

November 29, 2017 |

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Elizabeth Louise Mosa, 84, of McKeesport, died Thursday, November 23, 2017. She was born August 19, 1933 in Pittsburgh and was the daughter of the late John and Irma Kovach Asmondy. She is survived by her husband, Arnold J. Mosa, daughters, Beth Ann (Louis) Guido of Gibsonia, Arlene (Mark) Gazdich of Greenock, and Lisa Mosa (Kenneth) Wakefield of North Huntingdon, sons, Arnold J. (Colleen) Mosa of North Huntingdon and David Joseph Mosa of Pittsburgh, brothers, Daniel Asmondy of Flint, MI, and Timothy (Kathleen) Asmondy of Bayport, MI, grandchildren, Nicholas (Denise) and Thomas (Dianna) Guido, Michael and Lindsey Gazdich, and Marie Mosa, great-grandchildren, Luca , Giada, Lilliana and Enzo, nieces and nephews.

 
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Andrew "Butch" Joseph Sharpeta

November 29, 2017 |

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Andrew "Butch" Joseph Sharpeta, 69, of Elizabeth Township, died Saturday, November 25, 2017. Born December 31, 1947 in Floreffe, he was the son of the late Steve and Mary (Polcawich) Sharpeta. Butch was proprietor of Sharpeta's Cleaning. He was a US Navy Veteran serving during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Clairton VFW and was a 1968 graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School. He is survived by his life-partner, Jan Lieberum, daughter, Dawn Marie (Daren Black) Sharpeta-Black of Houston, TX, and son, Andrew J. Sharpeta of Baltimore, MD, grandchildren, Olivia Margaret Black, Zachary Andrew Black, Emma Rose Black and Andrew Joseph Sharpeta, sisters, Paula (Skip) Vosovic of Phoenix, AZ, Geri (Frank) Crino of Monroeville, and Nancy Sheppard of South Fayette, sister-in-law, Vicki Sharpeta of Baltimore, MD, nieces and nephews.

 
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James R. Jordan

November 27, 2017 |

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James R. Jordan, 60, of Sutersville, formerly of Elizabeth Twp, died Wednesday, November 22, 2017. He was born February 13, 1957 in McKeesport and was the was the son of Florence (Jerry) Jackowski Jordan Bentley of Elizabeth Township and the late Eugene Jordan. He was the husband of the late Cynthia J. Plummer Jordan, who died January 17, 2010. James served in the US Navy and was a machine operator for Camp Hill Corporation. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his daughter, Tera Warren of Lincoln Borough, brother, Gary (Glynis) Jordan of Peters Twp, sister, Cheryl Thomas of Butler, niece, Ashley McCollum and nephew, Sean McCollum. There is no visitation.

 
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Alexandra "Alex" Michelle Pomilio

November 27, 2017 |

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Alexandra "Alex" Michelle Pomilio, 22, of Elizabeth Township, died Sunday November 26, 2017. She was born July 9, 1995 in Pittsburgh. Alex worked for Glenn Johnston, Inc. She is survived by her parents, Jeffrey Alan and Loren Marie Stehney Pomilio of Elizabeth Township, sister, Kirstie (Paul) Egan of Zurich, Switzerland, grandfather, Frances (Helen) Pomilio of Pittsburgh, and uncles, Michael (Anna) Pomilio and Gary (Stacey) Pomilio of Elizabeth Township, Mike (Arlene) Stehney of West Deer Township, Ted (Toni) Stehney of Manassas, VA, and Steve (Jackie) Stehney of Boston.

 
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Jonathan Andrew Gerda

November 26, 2017 |

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Jonathan Andrew Gerda, 27, of West Mifflin, was released from his earthly ties on Tuesday, November 21, 2017. Jonathan had many names, Jon or Gerda to most, Cabbage to some, Jon Jon to a few, but most importantly he was known as Daddy to his son, Nicholas Louis Opat. 

Jon is the beautiful son of Michael B. Gerda of Van Meter and Sam and Amanda (Houseman) Pecora of Belle Vernon, the loving fiancé of Nicole A. Dankis of West Mifflin, the amazing brother of Elizabeth R. Gerda, Michael BP Gerda and Justin S. (Joy) Pecora, the wonderful grandson of Betty R. and the late Paul E. Houseman, Agnes M. and the late Joe Wirbicki, the late Michael Gerda, Caroline A. Dankis and Fran McBride, and the fun loving uncle of Tyler and Zoe, the terrific nephew of many aunts and uncles, and crazy cousin to dozens.   

Jon was born July 31, 1990 in Belle Vernon. He attended Belle Vernon Area High School and graduated from All State Career School when he began his career as a truck driver.

 
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Dolores "Lorey" Cole

November 25, 2017 |

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Dolores “Lorey” Cole (Jones) was called home by the Father on Wednesday, November 22, 2017. She was a loving wife, mother, mentor, and great friend and will be deeply missed by all. Lorey was a devout Christian and loved the Lord. She believed in putting her faith in action by volunteering at Forbes Regional Hospital 3 days a week in the ministerial office and breast care center. She is survived by her husband Bill, best friend Cheryl Dobrowolski (Brugh) and sons Wayne married to Leigh (O’Brien) with daughters Elizabeth and Lexi and Scott married to Malissa (Kazmer) and daughter Amber. A small memorial service will be held at a future date for family and friends. Arrangements are by the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Twp., (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, Director.  Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 

Genevieve "Dolly" M. Como

November 22, 2017 |

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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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