Mary Jane “MJ” (Totin) Popojas

November 18, 2016 |

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Mary Jane “MJ” (Totin) Popojas, 59, of McKeesport, died Monday, November 14, 2016. She was born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania on February 13, 1957 to Arlene and Ernest Totin. She lived in Coulter with her husband, Jeffrey Popojas, where they provided a loving and caring home for the many animals they raised. Their greatest joy came from raising Staffordshire Terriers for over 35 years as prominent members of the Amstaff community. Through her work with Amstaff, MJ made countless friends through a common bond over the humane and compassionate treatment of animals.

 
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Harvey Wesley Rennie, Jr.

November 09, 2016 |

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Harvey Wesley Rennie, Jr., 88, of Elizabeth, formerly of Port St. Lucie, FL, died Monday, November 7, 2016. He was born April 30, 1928 in Elizabeth Township and was the son of the late Harvey Wesley Rennie, Sr. and the late Ellen Elizabeth Joll Rennie. He was a member and former Trustee of the Elizabeth United Methodist Church, and was a former Assistant Fire Chief of the Elizabeth Fire Co. He was also a 50 year member of Stephen Bayard F & AM Lodge # 526 and the Pittsburgh Scotish Rite. Mr. Rennie served three terms as Mayor of Elizabeth. He retired from the West Elizabeth Lumber Co., and was a volunteer for the Port St. Lucie Police Department.

 
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Janna Lynn Nassida

November 09, 2016 |

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Janna Lynn Nassida, 45, of West Mifflin, died Tuesday, November 8, 2016. She was born January 10, 1971 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late James T. Nassida III and the late Bonita J. Novacek Nassida. She is survived by her brother, James T. (Tina) Nassida of Jefferson Hills, sister, Lori A. (Paul) Mula of Baldwin, niece, Cara Nassida and nephew, James T. "Jimbo" Nassida, and her babies, Khaleesi and Drogo. She was preceded in death by her brother, Anthony Andrew "A" Nassida who died May 2, 2015.

 
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Michael Joseph Raymer

November 07, 2016 |

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Michael Joseph Raymer, 34, of White Oak, died Friday, November 4, 2016. He was born June 17, 1982 in McKeesport and was the son of Donald E. and Nancy J. Hollis Raymer of McKeesport. He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church of North Huntingdon and was a salesman for Comcast. Michael was an avid fisherman. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Tiffany Cordwell Raymer and children, Michael Joseph Raymer, Jr., and Makayla Dawn Raymer, grandmother, Caryle A. Raymer and grandfather, Norman J. (Barbara) Hollis of Coulter, aunt, Karen (Marty) Elm, uncle, Ron (Cindy) Raymer, cousins, Erik and Ryan Elm, Kara Cheripka and Keri Forsythe, and his buddies, Spike, Patch, Pinky and Pig.

 
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Samuel David Eddy

November 05, 2016 |

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Samuel David Eddy, 88, of West Mifflin, died Friday, November 4, 2016. He was born June 11, 1928 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Samuel George Eddy and Minnie Eddy. He was husband of the late Ilse J. Vogt Eddy who died August 10, 2012. Samuel retired from US Steel Irwin Works and was a US Navy Veteran of WWII and also was a US Army Veteran. He was a member of the American Legion.

 
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Anna M. Gregory

November 05, 2016 |

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Anna M. Gregory, 93, of Elizabeth Township, died peacefully at home with her family by her side on Friday, November 4, 2016. She was born July 29, 1923 in Fredericktown and was the daughter of the late John and Mildred Malinzak Petrick. She was wife of the late Joseph C. Gregory who died February 3, 2015. They were married for 71 years. Anna was a member of St. Patrick Church, Christy Park and the Christian Mothers and Women's Guild there. She was also a member of the Mon Yough Friendship Club, AARP, and the Elizabeth Township Senior Citizens.

 
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Elmer G. Grooms

November 03, 2016 |

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Elmer G. Grooms, 94, of Elizabeth Township, died Wednesday, November 2, 2016. He was born May 5, 1922 in Dravosburg and was the son of the late John and Myrtle Fry Grooms. He was retired from US Steel in Pittsburgh and the Elizabeth Forward School District. Elmer was a US Army Veteran serving in WWII. For his service, he received the Army of Occupation Medal, European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.

 
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Rosina Elizabeth Holsing

November 03, 2016 |

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Rosina Elizabeth Holsing, 86, of Greenock, died Wednesday, November 2, 2016. She was born November 21, 1929 in Benwood, WV, and was the daughter of the late Rev. Paul F. C. Schnizler and the late Julia M. Besse Schnizler. She was a member of Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Greenock and the Penn State Alumni Association. Rosina was a retired school teacher for the Elizabeth Forward School District. She is survived by her sons, Raymond P. (Cathy) Holsing of State College, Rodger C. (Candy) Holsing of Hempfield, and Robert B. Holsing of Irwin, sister, Julia Elsebough of Sebastian, FL, special sister-in-law, Lois Schnizler of East Aurora, NY, grandchildren, Kristin L. Holsing, Mark A. (Hannah) Holsing, Laura D. (Artur) MacLellen, and Andrew T. Holsing, nieces and nephews.

 
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Gertrude "Trudy" M. Faulk

November 03, 2016 |

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Gertrude "Trudy" M. Faulk, 89, of Elizabeth Township, died peacefully on Wednesday, November 2, 2016. She was born March 24, 1927 in Marguerite and was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Peipock) Rozinsky She was a member of St. Michael Parish, Elizabeth Township and was a former member of the Elizabeth Township Senior Citizens. Trudy was manager of Charm Fashions in Fifth Avenue in McKeesport until she left that position to raise her family.

 
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Freda Catherine (Marcoff) Chidester

November 01, 2016 |

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Freda Catherine (Marcoff) Chidester, 72, of North Versailles, died Tuesday, November 1, 2016. She was born September 6, 1944 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Elia Alex and Catherine M. Goldbauh Marcoff. She is survived by her daughters, Jody Lynn (William) Stockdill of North Huntingdon, and Jill Marie (David) Niber of Youngwood, a granddaughter, Madison Niber, and nieces, Cindy Marynak, Linda Marcoff Briggs, Carey Davis, Beth Moore and Amy Martin.

 
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Viola Wanda Greenawald

November 01, 2016 |

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Viola Wanda Greenawald, 91, of Elizabeth Township, died Monday, October 31, 2016 at home. She was born May 11, 1925 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late John and Bertha Socha Steffan. She was the wife of the late Theodore F. "Ted" Greenawald who died June 18, 2006. Viola and Ted were foster parents to 9 children. She was a member of St. Michael Parish, Elizabeth Township and was a China Artist for the former Sabin China in Versailles. She is survived by her son, Kenneth J. Greenawald of San Diego, CA, and daughter, Donna Greenawald of Elizabeth Township, grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

 
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Philip A. "Buddy" O'Connell

October 31, 2016 |

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Philip A. "Buddy" O'Connell, 89, of Glassport, died Saturday, October 29, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. He was born December 2, 1926 in Glassport and was the son of the late Daniel Patrick and Gertrude Elizabeth Wolf O'Connell. He was the husband of the late Elizabeth Jane Scripko O'Connell who died November 11, 2007. They were married August 4, 1948. Philip was a WWII US Army Veteran.

 
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Evalyn Walos

October 31, 2016 |

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Evalyn Walos, 95, of Christy Park, died Saturday, October 29, 2016. She was born January 13, 1921 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Gregorius and Anastasia Oryniak Kichan. She was the wife of the late Edward A. Walos who died December 27, 1981. She was a member of St. John The Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church, and helped to make their famous pirohy.

 
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Doris (Bildhauser) Schweickert

October 29, 2016 |

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Doris (Bildhauser) Schweickert, 88, formerly of Elizabeth Twp. Pennsylvania, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 28, 2016 at St Mary’s East in Erie Pennsylvania after an extended illness. Doris was born on April 2, 1928 to the late August and Dora Wise Bildhauser in Clairton Pa. After graduating from Clairton High School she attended the Business Institute of Pittsburgh. She spent her working years as a secretary for a Pittsburgh Law Firm and Ervin Works Industrial Engineering. Doris married her beloved husband Clarence Schweickert on July 2, 1949 and raised 3 beautiful children.

 
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Michael Anthony Turnell

October 29, 2016 |

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Michael Anthony Turnell, 33, of Monongahela, died Friday, October 28, 2016. He was born January 7, 1983 in McKeesport and was the son of Thomas B. and Karen M. Yates Turnell of Liberty Borough. He was a member of the Elrama Gun Club and enjoyed hunting, fishing and motorcycles. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his sister, Diana Turnell of Liberty Borough, grandmother, Dolores Yates of Elizabeth, uncle, Bert (Trudy) Yates of Liberty Borough, aunt, Tammy (Sean) Tremba of Crafton, great-uncle, Robert Wooddell of Texas, nephews, Jacob and Brayden Turnell, cousins and his companion, Teresa Lilley of Monongahela.

 
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