Celinda Virginia McGavern

January 26, 2017 |

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Celinda Virginia McGavern, 98, of North Huntingdon, died Monday January 23, 2017 in Forbes Hospital . She was born December 6, 1918 in Philadelphia, and was the daughter of the late Louis H. and Lina Parker Forstner. She was the wife of the late William A. McGavern who died May 22, 2000. Along with her husband William, she was proprietor of the A-1 Sewer Cleaning Company, which is still in the family today.

 
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Albert Frederick "Mark" Taylor

January 26, 2017 |

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Albert Frederick "Mark" Taylor, 45, of White Oak, died Wednesday January 25, 2017. He was born June 16, 1971 in Bryn Mawr and was the son of Jessie Bain Sutherland Taylor of Bryn Mawr and the late Albert Frederick Taylor. Mark was a member of McKeesport Gospel Hall in White Oak. His life was his family. Mark trusted Christ as his savior on July 20, 1987. He was a Pilot and had retired from NetJets in Columbus, OH.

 
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Miles Milkovich

January 21, 2017 |

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Miles Milkovich, 99, of Glassport, died Thursday January 19, 2017. He was born December 31, 1917 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Mile and Smilja Lalich Milkovich . He was the husband of the late Elizabeth D. "Betty" (Babyak) Milkovich who died October 28, 2011. Miles was a member of St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church, McKeesport and its Men's Club. He was also a member of National Tube's Foreman's Club and the Glassport American Legion Post 443 where he was recently honored as the oldest member.

 
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Dolores Ann Elko

January 21, 2017 |

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Dolores Ann Elko, 83, of McKeesport, died Friday, January 20, 2017 at Baldwin Health Center. She was born August 3, 1933 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Joseph and Anna Kotch. She was married to the late Richard M. Elko, Sr., who passed away November 26, 1988. Dolores was a homemaker and full time mom to her children. She was a member of the former St. Stephen Hungarian Church in McKeesport.

 
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Nellie Ruth (Rugg) Faix

January 18, 2017 |

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Nellie Ruth (Rugg) Faix, 88, of North Huntingdon, formerly of Elizabeth Township, went to be with the Lord and joined her beloved husband "Pete" on Tuesday January 17, 2017. She was born April 3, 1928 in Fort Hill and was the daughter of the late Simon Peter and Jennie Marie Phillippi Rugg. She was the wife of the late Earl F. "Pete" Faix who died January 15, 2008. They were married for 57 years.

 
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Glenn Bupp

January 14, 2017 |

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Glenn Bupp, 58, of Elizabeth Township, died Thursday January 12, 2017. He was born January 9, 1959 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Glenn and Irene Treager Bupp. Glenn worked for US Steel Edgar Thompson Works in Braddock. He was an avid Softball player and Duck Pin Bowler. He enjoyed riding his quad with his grandson Justin and loved watching the Pittsburgh Penguins.

 
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Katherine E. Kreiling

January 09, 2017 |

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Katherine E. Kreiling, 92, of Greensburg, formerly of Boston, died Saturday January 7, 2017. She was born July 19, 1924 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Charles E. and Katherine Ditter Kreiling. After her mother passed away, she and her sister Evelyn were raised by the late Albert and Angela Thomas. Katherine served in the Korean War in the Army Nurse Corps. She had also worked in hospitals in Norfolk, VA, St. Petersburg, FL, and the VA Hospital in Aspinwall. She was a graduate of the Braddock General Hospital School of Nursing. Katherine was a member of the Corpus Christi Parish, McKeesport.

 
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Michael Bilak, Jr.

January 08, 2017 |

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Michael Bilak, Jr., 84, of Elizabeth Township, died Saturday January 7, 2017. He was born December 19, 1932 in Port Vue and was the son of the late Michael and Anna May Kyne Bilak, Sr. He was a member of St. Michael's Catholic in Elizabeth Township and was also a member and Eucharistic Minister at the former Holy Trinity Church in McKeesport. Michael was a US Army Veteran and served during the Korean War. For his service, he received the National Defense Service Medal. He was retired from the Tube City Beer Distributor in McKeesport.

 
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Kathryn M. Greenwald

January 05, 2017 |

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Kathryn M. Greenwald, 88, of Elizabeth Township, died Wednesday January 4, 2017. She was born February 28, 1928 in Jacksonville, FL, and was the daughter of the late Charles and Margaret James Bootman. She was the wife of the late William H. Greenwald who died September 16, 2005. She is survived by her daughters, Linda (Jim) Hughes of Mount Washington and Betsy Neel of Elizabeth Township, son, Kirk Greenwald of Irwin, sister, Nina Symington Howard of Naples, FL, grandchildren, Jami (Lane), Kara, Kern (Loren), Keith, Lynann (Jim), and Beth (Matt), great-grandchildren, Christian, Kinsley, Isaiah, Cassie, Joey, Halle, and Maddox, nieces and nephews.

 
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Warren Elton Faust

January 04, 2017 |

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Warren Elton Faust, 95, of Elizabeth Township, died Monday, January 2, 2017. He was born July 13, 1921 in Lowber, and was the son of the late Judson E. and May Marshall Faust. He was a member of First Evangelical Free Church of McKeesport and was a retired Industrial Engineer for US Steel Clairton Works. Warren was a US Navy Pilot serving in WWII. He was a graduate of California State Teachers College with a B.S. in Industrial Education.

 
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Geraldine A. "Maggie" Shurtz

January 03, 2017 |

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Geraldine A. "Maggie" Shurtz, 67, of Adamsburg, died Sunday January 1, 2017. She was born May 17, 1949 in Buena Vista, and was the daughter of the late Howard and Martha Ellenberger Taylor. Geraldine had worked for Kinder Care in Irwin, Dick's Sporting Goods warehouse in Smithton, Bombardier in West Mifflin and Respironics in Murrysville. She was a member of AARP. "Maggie" made the best homemade fudge in the world.

 
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Eleanor L. Ruozzi

January 03, 2017 |

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Eleanor L. Ruozzi, 91, of Buena Vista, died Friday, December 30, 2016 at home. She was born August 21, 1925 in Monessen and was the daughter of the late Edward and Alice Peters Deutsch. She was the wife of the late Risveglio "Rice" A. Ruozzi who died June 29, 2014. They were married for 67 years. Eleanor and Rice were proprietors of the former Valley Food Mart in Buena Vista for 50 years.

 
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Michelle Lynn (Stefanko) Dausey

January 02, 2017 |

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Michelle Lynn (Stefanko) Dausey, 65, of Elizabeth, passed away December 31, 2016 at Jefferson Hills Manor in Jefferson Hills. Born January 29, 1951 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Velma (Green) Stefanko, and the loving wife of the late Thomas Dausey, Sr. A former nurse's aide at La Pensione Personal Care Home in Clairton, she most recently retired a Pharmacy Technician at the Medicine Shoppe in Clairton.

 
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Phyllis Elaine Ferree

January 01, 2017 |

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Phyllis Elaine Ferree, 77, of McKeesport,died Friday December 30, 2016 at home. She was born February 8, 1939 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Richard and Mary Black Laughner . She was the wife of the late William Ferree who died in 1986. Phyllis is survived by her sons, Russell "Corky" (Darlene) Milslagle, and James Ferree of McKeesport and Robert Ferree of Philadelphia, daughters, Louise Haas and Norma Ferree of McKeesport, and Dawn Winters of TX, sisters, Eileen Bossie of CT and Norma Motto of Liberty Borough, brother, Clyde (Mercedes) Laughner of Plum, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

 
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Dakota James Elko

January 01, 2017 |

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Dakota James Elko, 23, of Lincoln Borough, died Wednesday December 28, 2016. He was born May 3, 1993 in Monroeville and was the son of James Stephen and Lori Ann Cosatch Elko of Lincoln Borough. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his grandmother, Janet Elko of McKeesport, aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.

 
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