Matushka Martha Marie Ermakov

October 17, 2017 |

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Matushka Martha Marie Ermakov, 88, of McKeesport, died Sunday, October 15, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. She was born August 23, 1929 in Olyphant, and was the daughter of the late John and Martha Russen Sweda. She was the wife of the late Archpriest Dimitri H. Ermakov. She was a member of Dormition of the Holy Virgin Russian Orthodox Church in McKeesport. Martha was a switchboard operator for the former Bell of Pennsylvania. She is survived by her daughters, Matushka Larissa D. (Mitred Archpriest Stephan P.) Romanchak of The Villages, FL, Matushka Juliane D. (Protodeacon Stephen) Howanetz of Olyphant, and Martha D. Martin of McKeesport, son, Archpriest Dimitri D. (Matushka Natasha) Ermakov of West Mifflin, sister, Vera Wasacz of San Francisco, CA, 20 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

 
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Keith Alvin Markle

October 12, 2017 |

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Keith Alvin Markle,  60, of Crafton, formerly of West Newton, died  Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at home. He was born August 6, 1957 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Alvin "Creamy" and Elinor Smith Markle. Keith worked for Midwest Transport and had formerly worked for Schneider Trucking Co. and Walmart Trucking. Keith was an outstanding Little League and Pony League baseball player in West Newton. He was in the last class to graduate West Newton High School in 1976. He was an avid Pittsburgh sports fan. He is survived by sisters, Sandi (Joe) Hawthorne of Buena Vista, and Debra (Don) Furar of Goodyear, AZ, brothers, Kevin Markle and Dennis (Jeanette) Markle of West Newton, nieces and nephews.

 
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David (Dave) Spiegel

October 11, 2017 |

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David (Dave) Spiegel, age 92, of Newville and formerly of White Oak, died on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. He was born on July 26, 1925 in Uzhhorod, Czechoslovakia and was the son of the late Bernath and Malka Lichtenstein Spiegel. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Charlotte (Cecie) Weiss Spiegel, and was the loving father of Joel (Lynn) Spiegel of Greensburg, Miriam (Robert) Robinson of Mount Holly Springs and Eric (Jennifer) Spiegel of Ellicott City, MD; brother of Jennie (Milton) Reynard of Belmont, California; adored Papa of Julie (Keith) Goddard, Justin (Miranda) Pihony, Sarah (Jon) Malek, Laura Spiegel, Katie Spiegel and Natalie Spiegel; adoring great-grandpa of Mackenzie Goddard, Reese Goddard, Rory Pihony and Rigel Pihony; also survived by many special nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

 
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Eugene Carl Lepsch

October 10, 2017 |

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Eugene Carl Lepsch, 84, of Coulters, died Monday, October 9, 2017.  He was born October 24, 1932 in Greenock and was the son of the late Charles George and Edna Marie Hendry Lepsch. He was the husband of the late Eleanor A. Valecko Lepsch who died February 26, 2016. He was a member of First United Presbyterian Church of Boston, and was retired from Port Authority of Allegheny County.  He was also a retired Pennsylvania Constable. He was a member of Rescue 8, White Oak Rescue and the McKeesport Ambulance Service. Eugene was a US Army Veteran of the Korean War. He received the National Defense Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal and the Korean Service Medal. He is survived by his son Robert Michael (Anna) Lepsch of Chalfant,  daughters, Kathleen (late husband, Guy) Esposito and Rose Ann (Dennis) Torok of Coulters, grandchildren, Deanne Torok-Katchur (Chris), and Christopher and Cassie Lepsch, step-grandchildren, Guy, Jr., Michael, Gary, Carl, and Timothy Esposito, and Jennifer Speranza, and nieces and nephews.

 
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Mildred "Mimi" Pavlovich

October 04, 2017 |

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Mildred "Mimi" Pavlovich, 89, formerly of White Oak, passed away Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at Golden Heights Personal Care Home in Irwin.  She was born in Duquesne, the only child of the late Rade and Saja Maystorovich.  She was married to the late Peter Pavlovich for 25 years and they were blessed with two children, Melissa (Bob) Weimer and Denise (Thomas) Englert.  She graduated from Cedar Crest College in Allentown, PA and worked many years for Three Rivers Bank from where she retired.  She was a lifelong member of St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church of McKeesport/Duquesne where she was an active member of the Mother's Club and Young at Hearts Club.  In addition to her daughters,  she is survived by five grandchildren, who brought great joy to her life, Alison Weimer, Stephanie Weimer, Zachary (Laura) Englert, Christopher (Michelle) Englert, Sara Englert and two great-grandsons, Landon and Jace, along with nephew, Nick Pavlovich and niece, Milena Caldwell.

 
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Don Richard Coleman

October 03, 2017 |

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Don Richard Coleman, 84, formerly of Elizabeth Township, died Sunday, October 1, 2017 at Family Hospice and Palliative Care, Mt. Lebanon. He was born December 21, 1932 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Thomas A. Sr. and Lena Weinert Coleman. Don was a member of Central Highlands Community United Methodist Church and was retired from Vista Metals. He is survived by his children, Edward Coleman of Columbia, MD, Donna (Timothy) Durant of Elizabeth Township and Bruce (Lisa) Coleman of Mt. Lebanon, his loving grandchildren, Samuel, Hannah, Benjamin, and Emma Durant and Audrey Coleman, sister, Pauline (David) McCoy of Grand Rapids, MI, and many loving nieces and nephews.

 
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Mary M. Artuso

October 02, 2017 |

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Mary M. Artuso, 75, of Elizabeth Township, died Saturday, September 30, 2017 at home. She was born August 14, 1942 in Pittsburgh and was the daughter of the late Martin "Regis" and Clara Keddie Flaherty. She was the wife of the late Vincent R. Artuso who died February 9, 2017. She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Christy Park and was a retired school teacher from the Wilkinsburg School District. She taught English, Reading and Drama. Mary was a member of the Democratic State Committee, member and retired director of PSEA-PACE,Western Region PSEA, Past NEA Democratic Caucus President, Past PSEA Caucus President, and was also a former Assistant Commissioner  for the Boy Scouts of America. She is survived by her son, Philip R. Artuso of West Newton, brother, John (Cat) Flaherty of Silver Spring, MD, sisters, Rita (Henry) Jordan of Elizabeth Township, Jane (Guy) Zumpetta of Mantua, OH, and Ann (David) Loeffler of Cadorus, and many nieces and nephews.

 
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Herbert Kees Howell

September 30, 2017 |

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Herbert Kees Howell, 89, of Elizabeth Township, died Saturday, September 30, 2017. He was born September 4, 1928 in Elizabeth Township and was the son of the late David and Sarah Jane Belsar Howell.

Herb was the only student in first grade at the Harmony One Room School, then went on to Wylie School, and then graduated from Elizabeth High School in 1946. During his junior year of high school he left at 1pm and worked until 10 pm during World War II at Jones and Laughlin Steel in Port Vue. Herb was a member of the PA National Guard Unit “Pittsburgh” during the Korean War.

In 1946, Herb would start his own business as a bricklayer, the business would grow over the years to become Howell Marble, Mantel and Stone Company and in 1995 would become Howell Craft, Inc., and is still located at 591 Simpson-Howell Road with 12 employees. He was a member of Central Highland Community United Methodist Church, where he was a member of the planning committee for the new addition of the church, was past president of the administrative board and was also a Sunday school teacher. He was past president and a lifetime member of the Central Volunteer Fire Company.

 
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Marie Virginia Killian Race

September 30, 2017 |

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Marie Virginia Killian Race, 86, of Elizabeth Township, died Friday, September 29. 2017. She was born November 17, 1930 at home on 28th Street in Christy Park and was the daughter of the late Peter and Marie Kreson Killian. She was the wife of the late Thomas Edward Race, Jr. who passed away March 15, 2013. They were married for 60 years. She was a lifetime member of St. Mary's Romanian Byzantine Church, Christy Park, where she was a former choir director, and bulletin preparer. She also designed pass outs and announcements, participated in cooking dinners, bake sales, bingos and various other money raising projects. Marie was active in International Village, She took part in the first festivity in 1960, and helped design Romanian floats and booths until 1975. At the 2009 Village, Marie was recognized for having designed the first International Village symbol in 1960 and was honored and given a "key to the city" from Mayor Brewster.

 
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Pamela Sue Kynor Cassin

September 26, 2017 |

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Pamela Sue Kynor Cassin, 43, of Elizabeth Township, died Monday, September 25, 2017 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born July 16, 1974 in McKeesport and was the daughter of Dorothy "Dot" Bryce Mihalic of Elizabeth Township and Garrett "Gary" (Denise) Kynor of Versailles. Pam was a member of the Christ United Methodist Church of North Huntingdon and was a hairdresser and bartender. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her children, Hannah Hughes, Dylan Winters, Leah Cassin and Chaise Faychak, sisters, Cynthia Lee (Jay) Weinberg of North Huntingdon and Melissa Ann Mihalic Raynes of Jefferson Hills, brothers, Charles Allen (Peaches) Boyles of Elizabeth Township and Garrett Clyde Kynor, Jr., of Pleasant Hills, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mark Winters, daughter, Shelby Lynn Albeck, sister, Lisa Kynor and brother, Richard Crammer.

 
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Gary S. Dillinger

September 26, 2017 |

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Gary S. Dillinger, 65, of Dravosburg, died Sunday, September 24, 2017. He was born April 30, 1952 in McKeesport and was the son of the late John  and Anna L. Shollenberger Dillinger .  He was the husband of 29 years of  Georgette M. Momich Dillinger of Dravosburg. Gary was a USMC veteran and worked as both a crane operator and river boat operator for The Union Railroad for 31 years. In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughters, Tina M. (Jeff) Pancoast of West Mifflin, Jennifer Dillinger of West Mifflin, and Dawn Pancoast of Munhall, sons, David Dillinger of West Mifflin, Michael Crux of Las Vegas, NV, grandchildren, Katelynn Mozes, Brandon Orr, Maddie Holby and Katelynn Gavel, great-grandson, Avery Mozes, brothers, John "Jack" (Diane) of New Kensington, Robert "Dobe" (Diane) of Whitaker and George Dillinger of White Oak, and nieces and nephews.

 
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Dorothy Mae Walter

September 22, 2017 |

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Dorothy Mae Walter, 86, of Elizabeth Township, died Friday, September 22, 2017. She was born April 10, 1931 in Jefferson Township and was the daughter of the late John W. and Edna E. Williams Greenewald. Dorothy was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church of Boston where she was a member of the choir and taught Sunday School for 60 years. She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Robert N. Walter, sons, The Rev. R.  Paul (Lorrie) Walter of Liberty Borough and Thomas C. (Deborah) Walter of Elizabeth Township, daughter, Jeanne (John) Hutchison of Jefferson Hills,  sisters, Mary Godlewski of Perryopolis and The Rev. Joan (Armand) Rousseaux of Ringold, 7 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

 
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Martha Marie Hubans

September 20, 2017 |

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Martha Marie Hubans, 85, of Lincoln Borough, died Sunday, September 17, 2017. She was born October 31, 1931 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late John and Mary M. Banik Gajdzik. She was the wife of the late Stephen A. Hubans who died May 2, 2011. She was a member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth Township and was also a member of the former Holy Trinity Catholic Church in McKeesport where she was the church's organist for 40 years. Martha owned and operated her own Beauty Shop at home. She is survived by her daughters, Stephanie Flister of West Mifflin and Marcy (Michael) Hall of Elizabeth Township, son, Robert J. (Judy) Hubans of Elizabeth Township, sister, Maryann (Mike) Palyo of Lincoln Borough, 4 grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

 
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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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