Philip E. Carnahan, 89, of North Versailles, died Sunday, March 25, 2018. He was born December 18, 1928 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Robert L. and Elizabeth (Baker) Carnahan. Philip worked for the former Teslovic builders and served in the National Guard. He is survived by his brother, Robert L. Carnahan of White Oak, nieces, Lynne A. (John) Straub and Susan L. Salley, great-nieces, Melissa and Sara and great-nephews, Shaun and Michael.
Gertrude Ida (Schroter) Blaha, 92, of Elizabeth Township, died Sunday, March 25, 2018. She was born August 20, 1925 in Glassport and was the daughter of the late Karl and Martha (Bartz) Schroter and was the wife of the late John E. Blaha. Gertrude was a member of the former St. John's Lutheran Church in Glassport. She had worked at the former Glass House in Glassport for many years. She had also worked at the Christy Park Works and Westinghouse in East Pittsburgh. She is survived by her son, Karl (Carol) Blaha and daughter, Carol (William) Hageman of Elizabeth Township, grandchildren, John and Candace Blaha and Suzanne and Christine Hageman. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Hedwig Olson and Lota Kirschner.
Helen Lichtenstein, 81 of White Oak passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday March 21, 2018. She was born January 27, 1937 in Queens, New York and was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Josephine Kestenbaum. She was a member of Gemilas Chesed Congregation and it's Sisterhood and Hadassah. She was Vice President and CFO of her family business Lico, Inc., McKeesport. She is survived by her husband, Stanley Lichtenstein, children, Steven Lichtenstein of Orlando, FL, Sam (Randi) Lichtenstein of Monroeville and Shari (Henry) Rondon of Pembroke Pines, FL, grandchildren, Stephanie (Jesse) Naber, Matt (Riley) Lichtenstein, Ashley Cuneo, and Ryan Lichtenstein, great grandchildren, Jace and Luke, and also her grand fur babies.
Thomas David Kurta, Jr., 39, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Tuesday, March 20, 2018. He was born June 7, 1978 in McKeesport and was a member of St. Michael's Orthodox Church in McKeesport and was a 1996 graduate of Hudson High School in Hudson, OH. Tom loved hockey, riding his Harley-Davidson, watching a good movie and going out with friends. He was proprietor of TK Window Cleaning. He is survived by his parents, Thomas D. and Mary Jane (Leibold) Kurta of Elizabeth Township, sister, Tammy Lynn (Jeff Corsello) Kurta of Mars, grandmother, Helen Leibold of Elizabeth Township and nieces, Lila Monroe and Amelia Grace.
John David Patrick, 63, of McKeesport, died Saturday, March 17, 2018 at home. He was born February 7, 1955 in Youngstown, Ohio, and was the son of Olga (Roshesky) Patrick of Youngstown and the late John Patrick. John was a deacon and choir member at the Norwin Alliance Church and was also a member of Pittsburgh Scottish Country Dance Society and the Tuesday Musical Club. He graduated from Youngstown University with 2 Engineering Degrees. He retired from US Steel - Edgar Thomson Works after 40 years of service. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Carole Sue (Gardner) Patrick, stepsons, Kirk (Niddavone) Zecchini and Keith Zecchini, grandchildren, Dominic, Zachary, Isabella, Eva, and Miranda, great-grandchildren, Julian and Olivia, brothers, Greg Patrick of Austintown, OH, Daniel (Coleen) Patrick of Salem, OH, and Michael Patrick of Ben Avon, PA, sisters, Karen (Steve) Baumgarten of Beachwood, OH, Denise (Frank) DeCenso of Virginia Beach, VA, and Marilyn (Jeff) Carnahan of Norfolk, VA, nieces and nephews. Friends are welcome Thursday, March 22, 2018 from 5-8 pm at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 1638 Lincoln Way, White Oak (412) 672-6322 Troy J. Gilbert, director. Visitation will also be held in the Norwin Alliance Church from 10 am until Funeral service at 11 am. (Everyone please meet at the church). Pastor Bob Daniels will officiate. Interment will be in the Scottdale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Norwin Alliance Church, 10585 Fairview Drive, North Huntingdon, PA 15642. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com
Ilse Hildegard (Schneider) Eichler, 94, of Elizabeth Township, died Friday, March 16, 2018. She was born November 4, 1923 in Plauen, Germany and was the daughter of the late Walther Kurt and Ella Frieda (Schuebel) Schneider. She was the wife of the late Martin Eichler who died February 21, 2010. She was a member of Central Highlands Community United Methodist Church. She is survived by her sons, Kenneth and wife Linda Eichler of Murrysville, Alan and wife Roxanne Eichler of North Versailles, daughter, Wendy and husband Daniel Seager of Lake Park, FL, grandchildren, Kristen Norona and Kaytlin Mooney, Alex, Erich, Adam, Elissa, and Annie Eichler, and great-grandchildren, John, Elisabeth Kay, and Raegan Kennedy.
Evan E. Hughes, 79, of Boston, Elizabeth Township, died Tuesday, March 13, 2018. He was born January 24, 1939 in Clairton and was the son of the late Henry C. Hughes, Sr., and the late Katherine (Watson) Hughes. He was a member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth Township, the National Education Association and was a member and past president of the former Versailles AARP. Evan was a collective bargaining expert and was a retired Negotiator with the Florida Teaching Profession. He is survived by his wife, Ethel (Anater) Hughes, son, Glen (Nita) Hughes of Albuquerque, NM, daughter, Dana Sorick of Munhall, grandchildren, Jessica and Daniel Snyder, brother, Henry Hughes, Jr. of Pottstown, niece, Linda (Marty) Vollmuth and nephew, Brian (Christine) Hughes.
Mary R. Mizgorski, 92, a life long resident of Bloomfield, died Monday, March 12, 2018. She was born July 10, 1925 in Pittsburgh and was the daughter of the late Vicenzo and Antoinette (Scapes) Trapani. She was the wife of the late A. William Mizgorski. Mary worked for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Workman's Compensation Division and had previously worked for Ayob's Produce Yards in the Strip District. She was a member of the Italian Sons and Daughters of America. She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Joanne E. Mizgorski of Shadyside, brother, Dominic (Pat) Trapani of Verona, and many nieces and nephews.
Zachary Edward Segady, 14, of White Oak, died Saturday, March 10, 2018. He was born January 2, 2004 in Pittsburgh and was the son of Meri (Speake) Segady and Ernest Segady Jr. of White Oak. Zach was an eighth grade student at Founder's Hall and was a member of the youth group at First Evangelical Free Church. He was also a member of the White Oak Athletic Association Basketball and Baseball program. He was a volunteer at the White Oak Fire Co. and loved to play computer and Xbox video games. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his sister, Kayla Segady and brother, Dan Pfeffer, grandmother, Georgette Bemesderfer of North Versailles, grandfather, Ernest Segady, Sr. of McKeesport, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Dennis W. Mathe, 70, of White Oak, passed away peacefully Friday, March 9, 2018 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born July 15, 1947 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Alexander and Irene Szalko Mathe. Dennis worked as a bander for Precoat metals and was an avid Pittsburgh sports fan. He was a member of Corpus Christi Parish, The Eleventh Ward Welfare Club and the Croatian Club. Most importantly, he was a devoted husband, a wonderful father, and a wonderful grandfather. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Joy Cecchini Mathe of White Oak, daughter, Dena (Tony) Pugliano of East McKeesport, son, Dennis L. (Jessica) Mathe of White Oak, grandchildren, Mylee Pugliano, Marena Mathe, Nico Pugliano and Camryn Noll, brothers, Arnold and Thomas Mathe, brother-in-law, Joe Cecchini, mother-in-law, Marie Cecchini, nieces and nephews.
Mona Lee (Jonseof) Cazimero, 64, of Trafford, died Saturday, March 10, 2018. She was born February 20, 1954 in Wilkinsburg and was the daughter of the late William H. and June F. (Shonefelt) Jonseof. She was the wife of the late Alvin Cazimero who died August 19, 2015. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, William "Butch" Jonseof, Jr. and Gene Jonseof. She is survived by her cousin, Margaret R. "Marty" Magill of North Huntingdon and many friends.
Rose Marie Grdich, 91, of Christy Park, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. She was born April 24, 1926 in Uniontown and was the daughter of the late John and Rose Coltus Kovach. She was the wife of the late Frank Grdich who died June 19, 1990. She was a member of the former Sacred Heart Catholic Church in McKeesport and retired from McKeesport Area School District. She is survived by her son, Frank Joseph Grdich of Christy Park, sisters, Dorothy (Sam) Kirk of McKeesport, Elizabeth Allsworth of Versaillles, Mary Czura of Dravosburg, Josephine Voytek of Uniontown, Martha Gadish of Allison, Patricia Samol, Stella Carpenter, and Helen Fialko of Cleveland, OH, granddaughter, Jennifer (Brian) Case of Elizabeth Township, great-grandchildren, Justin Sturkie and Jonathan Mayersky, nieces and nephews.
Joyce Dorothy Malec, 73, of Elizabeth Township, died peacefully at home on Thursday March 8, 2018. She was born August 14, 1944 in Wilkinsburg and was the daughter of the late Harry and Dorothy (Dryer) Whitehead. She was the wife of the late Ronald Thomas Malec, Sr, who died November 16, 2012. Joyce was a homemaker and also worked for Union Cleaners. She is survived by her daughter, Michelle L. Malec of Elizabeth Township, sons, Ronald Thomas Malec, Jr, of Elizabeth Township and Daniel J. Malec of Sutersville, brother, Harry (Patricia) Whitehead of Pleasant Hills, grandson, Isadore F. Malec of Sutersville, nieces and nephews.
Elizabeth "Betty" (Cartia) Vozar, 88, of North Versailles, passed away peacefully at home on March 5, 2018. She was born July 2, 1929 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Charles Carmela and Maria Rosa (Urblik) Cartia. She was the wife of the late John Vozar. Elizabeth was a member of Miller United Methodist Church in North Versailles. She had previously worked for Orlando's Fruit Market, Cox's Dept. Store and the Salvation Army, all in McKeesport. She enjoyed cooking and baking daily for her family and friends. She also liked Sudoku and variety puzzle books. She loved watching the Food Network, game shows and the news. She never thought of herself, instead, always put others first. She was constantly thinking of what else she can do to make people happy - especially her family. She attended McKeesport High School, but had to quit at 15 years old to take care of her mother. She is survived by her sons, John (Becca) Vozar of Liberty Borough, Kenneth (Kathy) Vozar of North Versailles, and Pastor Ron (JoAnn) Vozar of Fredericktown, Ohio, and her daughter, Liz Vozar of Lincoln Borough. She was the sister of Jim (Nancy) Cartia of Manteca, CA, grandmother of Breanne (Michael) Cleary, Chelsea Vozar, Shaun Vozar, Wayne (Kellie) Vozar, Kristy (Bryan) Conklin, and Kelly (Jay) Russell. She was the great-grandmother of Emmalyn, Taylor, Zach, Ethan, Blake, Annalise, Caleb, and Luke. Elizabeth was one of thirteen children.
Regis Alan Hinerman, Jr., 49, of Forward Township, died Friday, March 2, 2018 at home. He was born June 17, 1968 in McKeesport and was the son of Peggy J. Stiens Hinerman of Elizabeth Township and the late Regis Alan Hinerman, Sr. Regis was a 1986 graduate of Elizabeth Forward High School and had worked for Basic Carbide. He had a passion for cars and mechanics. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his twin children, Emily Elizabeth and Nicholas James Hinerman at home along with their mother, Lisa Danca and Toni Lynn, sister, Dana Hinerman-Augustine of Collinswood, NJ, brother, Brandon J. (Emily) Hinerman of Forward Township, aunt, Janet (John) Agnew of Eighty-Four, uncles, Jerry (Rosalie) Hinerman of McKeesport, David (Bella) Hinerman of White Oak, Michael (Dana) Younge of Elizabeth Township, Jim Younge of West Mifflin, and Richard Younge of Kissimmee, FL, nephews, Damien and Logan, and many cousins and friends.