Arnold V. Plum

June 07, 2018 |

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Arnold V. Plum, 90, of Elizabeth Township, died Tuesday, June  5, 2018. He was born February 16, 1928 in Versailles and was the son of the late Nicholas and Esther (Johnson) Plum. A life long resident of the McKeesport area, Arnold graduated from McKeesport High School and Muskingum College and then earned his law degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Prior to attending college, Arnold served as a Corporal in the US Army at the end of WWII. He later practiced law for 59 years, the last 30 of those years proudly with his daughter, Linda C. Plum. Arnold was a career member of the Allegheny County, Pennsylvania and  American Bar Associations, and was inducted as a Fellow of the Allegheny County Bar Foundation. He served as chair of the Municipal and School Solicitors and Public Relations Committee, as well as a member of the Probate and Trust Law Section, Lawyers Insurance Committee and Arbitrator Fee Dispute Committee, all of the Allegheny County Bar Association.

 
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Terri Lea (Aikins Long) Derkas

June 07, 2018 |

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Terri Lea (Aikins Long) Derkas, 49, of Port Vue, died Thursday, May 31, 2018. She was born January 20, 1969 in Pittsburgh and was the daughter of Vernon J. (Catherine) Long of Elizabeth and the late Laverna Aikins. In addition to her father, she is survived by her husband, Joseph V. Derkas, son, Joseph Derkas of McKeesport, daughter, Christina Derkas of Oakland, MD, brother, Douglas Bauman of RI, grandchildren, Christopher, Rondale, Eli, Airabella, Brantley, Joshua, Noah, Madelyn, and Jadyn, sister-in-laws, Jeanette Derkas and Beverly Ann Derkas, brother-in-law, Pete Derkas, and a niece, Tara.

 
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Saundra Lee (Elder) Wallace

June 04, 2018 |

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Saundra Lee (Elder) Wallace, 68 of White Oak, died Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at Southwestern Nursing Center. She was born May 1, 1950 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Joseph and Louise Helen Fazekas Elder. She was Past Matron of Old Glory Chapter 270, Past Mother Advisor of Old Glory 139 and Elizabeth Assembly 120 of the International Order of Rainbow for Girls. She was an avid Pirates fan, loved to cook especially for friends and loved to crochet. She is survived by her three children and their families, nieces, nephews, and cousins. There will be no services at this time.

 
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James "Jim" Harry Taylor

June 04, 2018 |

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James "Jim" Harry Taylor, 75, of Buena Vista, died Sunday, June 3, 2018 peacefully in his home surrounded by family. He was born October 3, 1942 in Sutersville and was the son of the late James Howard and Martha Jane (Ellenberger) Taylor. He was the husband of the late Carol Ann (Yocum) Taylor who died August 25, 2013. They were married for 46 years. Jim was retired from the former G.C. Murphy Co. Warehouse in Christy Park and was a former Constable in Elizabeth Township for 12 years. He was a member of Teamsters Local 249 where he served as shop steward and was a member of the 1973 negotiating committee. He was also a member of the former Industry Volunteer Fire Co. Jim was elected to serve 2 terms as Allegheny County Democratic Committeeman representing Elizabeth Township's 3rd Ward. He is survived by his sons, Daniel (Samantha) Taylor and Scott (Jill) Taylor of Elizabeth Township and Douglas Taylor of Laurel, MD, grandchildren, Jacqueline, Lauren, Nicholas, Jacob, Brooke, and Zachary, brothers, Grover (Faith) Taylor of Charleroi, and Fred (Kathy) Taylor of Elizabeth Township, sisters, Shirley (Bill) Slagy and Lydia Taylor of Elizabeth Township, nieces and nephews.

 
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June Baylie

May 30, 2018 |

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June Baylie, long-time resident of Monroeville, passed away at home on May 28, 2018. June was born and raised in Gloucester New Jersey. She was salutatorian of the Gloucester High School Class of 1948, and attended Trenton State Teacher's College. She married Neil Baylie in the fall of 1956. June and her husband Neil moved to Monroeville in the summer of 1966 with their four children. June was a working mother, raising the children and assisting in the family business in sales and accounting. She was active in competitive swimming, officiating at local and area-wide swim meets. An advocate for reading and education, in her later years she volunteered at the welcome desk at the public library. She loved the outdoors, and was an experienced skier on both snow and water. She is survived by her husband, Neil Baylie, her daughters, Cheryl Baylie and Amy Haass, three grandchildren, Lisa Szekely, Stacey Baylie, and Michael Baylie, and her great-granddaughter Allyson Baylie.

 
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Rev. Charles "Pastor Chuck" Eagle

May 29, 2018 |

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Rev. Charles "Pastor Chuck" Curtis Eagle, 64, of Brookville, Ohio, formerly of McKeesport, died Sunday, May 27, 2018. He was born September 4, 1953 in East Rainelle, WV and was the son of the late Walter Homer Eagle, Jr. and the late Leila Oneeda Eagle (Ward) Sheppard. Chuck was the Pastor of Brookville Community United Methodist Church and served many churches in Ohio and Pennsylvania. He is survived by sisters, Brenda Eversole of Dravosburg, Patricia (Thomas) Keener of Ruffsdale, Connie (Will) Harrison of Liberty Borough, and Sheila (Gary) Keener of North Versailles, brother, Murrell (Debra) Eagle of McKeesport, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and his church family.

 
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A. Joanne Tellman

May 20, 2018 |

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A. Joanne Tellman, 87, of Elizabeth Township, died Saturday, May 19, 2018 at home. She was born March 17, 1931 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late John A. and Mildred I. (Monath) Ryan. She was the wife of the late Paul R. Tellman who died November 11, 2004. They were married for 48 years. Joanne was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in White Oak and was a retired Operating Room Head Nurse at UPMC McKeesport Hospital. She is survived by her daughter, Sandra J. Tellman of Verona, brother, John C. Ryan of North Versailles, sister, Barbara M. (Paul) DiFabio of Boston, nieces and nephews.

 
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Robert Karl Wetzler

May 18, 2018 |

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Robert Karl Wetzler, 67, of Irwin, formerly of White Oak, died Friday, May 18, 2018. He was born March 5, 1951 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Karl August and Ellen Mae (Heasley) Wetzler. Robert was a retired Truck Driver for Schuster Building Components and was a member of the Rainbow Vol. Fire Co. He was a former Teamster. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Lois Jean (Schampel) Wetzler, daughter, Amy Beth Wetzler of Canonsburg, son, Karl Robert (Danielle) Wetzler of Madison, sister, Joyce (Edward) Thomas of White Oak, and granddaughters, Abigail and Ava Wetzler.

 
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Terri K. Shaheen

May 16, 2018 |

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Terri K. Shaheen, 60, of North Versailles, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, May 15, 2018.   She was born August 13, 1957 in Wilkinsburg was the daughter of the late Roy and Irene Moorehead Scherer. Terri worked as a secretary for MedCo. She was an honest and caring person that had a special love and passion for cats.  She is survived by her husband of 39 years,  James R. Shaheen,  sister, Barbara (Rick) Sebastian of Murrysville, sister-in-law, Sandra (Eugene) Marraccini of Versailles, nieces and nephews, Michelle and Alex Sebastian, Eugene and Damon Marraccini.

 
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Albert G. Roman

May 14, 2018 |

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Albert G. Roman, 73, of McKeesport, died Saturday, May 12, 2018 at home. He was born May 11, 1945 in New Eagle and was the son of the late Albert G. and Helen (Markanich) Roman, Sr.  Albert was a graduate of Mon Valley High School and Newark State University and had also attended Mansfield University. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Barbara (Plucinski) Roman, daughter, Rebecca Roman of McKeesport, sons, Michael Romano of  NJ, and Robert (Jill) Nagy of Jackson, NJ, grandson, Dominic Dimeo, granddaughters, Alexis Peters and Chloe Nagy, nieces, nephews and cousins.

 
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William F. "Bill" Styche

May 12, 2018 |

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William F. "Bill" Styche, 78, of Elizabeth Township, died Friday, May 11, 2018. He was born May 23, 1939 in Pittsburgh and was the son of the late Elmer and Florence (Similo) Styche. Bill was a retired Principal and Teacher with the Elizabeth Forward School District and was also an Educational Consultant with the Academy Charter School. He was a member of the Buena Vista Vol Fire Co . He is survived by his wife, Janet (Mintz) Styche, son, William G. (Kimberly) Styche of Buena Vista, daughter, Tricia (Thomas) Lowden of Greensburg, grandchildren, Ryan (Kimberly), Tyler, Jaianne and Thomas.

 
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Dorothy P. (Mikrut) Zych

May 10, 2018 |

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Dorothy P. (Mikrut) Zych,75, of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday, May 10, 2018, at Allegheny General Hospital. She was born August 13, 1942 in McKeesport, PA and was the daughter of the late Edward J. and Helen B. (Romanek) Mikrut. Dorothy was a registered nurse and retired from Jefferson Hospital. Most recently, she worked with her husband in their music business. She was a member of St. Agnes Church in North Huntingdon and was also a member of Braddock Hospital Alumni Association. She loved gardening, scrap booking, cooking, and relaxing at the beach. Her true love was spending time with her family and spoiling her three grandchildren. She was also an avid Penguins hockey fan. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Albert J. "Al" Zych; son Richard J. Zych of Phoenix, AZ; daughters Lori L. (David) Duvall of Neptune Beach, FL, and Debi L. (Brett) Dennis of Williamsport, MD; grandchildren Brandon Dennis, Bradley Dennis, and Jacob Duvall; sister Linda (Ron) Sherer of North Huntingdon, as well as many special nieces and nephews.

 
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Diane Jean (Northrup) Aducci

May 06, 2018 |

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Diane Jean (Northrup) Aducci, 66, of Greenock, died Sunday, May 6, 2018. She was born June 19, 1951 in McKeesport and was the daughter of Charles Northrup of Mount Vernon and the late Dorothy (Rozinsky) Northrup. She is survived by her daughter, Jamie Diane (Adam) Begandy of Greenock,  son, Michael (Gretchen) Tokar of Mount Vernon, sister, Lori  (Mark) Caro of North Hills, grandchildren, Cora (Rich) Buehrle, Mark Joseph Tokar, Carson Tokar, Gabriella Tokar, Colton Begandy and Christian Begandy, great-grandson, Leonardo Alexander Buehrle, daughter-in-law, Connie Jo Tokar of Irwin, niece, Jennifer Caro and nephew, Brandon Caro.

 
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Sherryll Pribanic

May 06, 2018 |

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Sherryll Pribanic, 77, of Boston, died Sunday, May  6, 2018 at home. She was born August  26, 1940 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Duane and Eleanor (Davis) Layton. She was the wife of the late Carl M. Pribanic who died in 1987. Sherryll worked for Pribanic Agency in McKeesport and was a 1958 graduate of McKeesport High School. She is survived by her daughter, Jenifer Nicole  (Scott Harrison) Pribanic of Boston, son, Bryan C. (Jennifer) Pribanic of Upper St. Clair, brother, Bruce (Carol) Layton of Squirrel Hill, grandchildren, Jay, Heather, Hannah, Ben and Emma,  a niece, Noel,  cousin, Larry Gdovic, and her loving dog, Bitsy.

 
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Jay Anson Miller

May 02, 2018 |

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Jay Anson Miller, 85, of Elizabeth Township, died Monday, April 30, 2018. He was born August 13, 1932 in Lash and was the son of the late Nelson and Marion (Peoples) Miller. Jay was a member of the Greenock United Methodist Church.  He was part owner of the Madison Club Golf Course and the former Sutersville Lumber Co, and was a Director at Herminie Bank for 42 years. Jay was a US Army Veteran of the Korean War. For his service he received the Korean Service Medal with 1 Bronze Star, National Service Medal, United Service Medal and the ROK Presidential Unit Citation. He is survived by his wife, Marcella (Soubeyrand) Miller, 4 sons, 2 daughters, 10 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and a sister.

 
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