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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Ruth V. Harr

December 29, 2016 |

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Ruth V. Harr, 91, of Liberty Borough, died Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at home. She was born September 8, 1925 in Liberty Borough and was the daughter of the late Edwin A. and Bessie "Virginia" Thompson Elliott. She was the wife of the late Jack Harr who died September 23, 1998. Ruth was a member of the First Christian Church-McKeesport and it's Senior Sonshiners.

 
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Helen Wirbicki

December 29, 2016 |

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Helen Wirbicki, 82, of White Oak, died Wednesday December 28, 2016. She was born July 30, 1934 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Michael and Anna Balog Matlos. She was the wife of the late Julius A. Wirbicki who died July 17, 2004. Helen had worked for Minerva Bakery in McKeesport and the former Feigs Bakery in White Oak. She was a volunteer for the McKeesport Meals on Wheels.

 
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Dr. Robert J. "Arch" McCormley

December 27, 2016 |

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Dr. Robert J. "Arch" McCormley, 87, of North Huntingdon, formerly of North Versailles, died Monday December 26, 2016 in UPMC East, Monroeville. He was born June 22, 1929 in Clairton and was the son of the late Joseph and Katherine "Kitty" Flynn McCormley. Dr. McCormley was a graduate of Clairton High School and received his chemistry degree from Pitt. His career began as a chemist for the Pennsylvania Industrial Chemical Co., then, while still working in the lab at Picco- attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine- graduating in 1962.

 
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Russell Charles Peckman

December 23, 2016 |

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Russell Charles Peckman, 84, of Ashburn, VA, formerly of Elizabeth Twp, died Saturday December 17, 2016 at home. He was born September 14, 1932 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Floyd E. and Barbara J. Johnston Peckman. He was a member of the Central Highlands Community United Methodist Church, the Bell Pioneers, White Oak American Legion Post 701 and Duquesne McKeesport F & AM Lodge 731.

 
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Ethel Chomanics Hebda

December 22, 2016 |

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Ethel Chomanics Hebda, 92 of North Versailles, died Thursday December 22, 2016 at her home. She was born June 19, 1924 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late John and Anna Duhony Chomanics. She was the loving wife and best friend of the late Ted Hebda who died July 18, 2008. She is survived by her loving daughters, Kathi (Jim) Lipesky and Cindy Donnelly, her 3 adoring granddaughters, Thea (Shauna) Lipesky, Kate (John) Kelley, and Jamie (Dan) Lipesky, as well as 4 adoring great-grandchildren, Katelyn, Caitlin, Josephina and Ted, and nieces and nephews.

 
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Michelle Lynn Fellabaum

December 22, 2016 |

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Michelle Lynn Fellabaum, 34, of Lincoln Borough, died Sunday December 18, 2016. She was born April 24, 1982 in McKeesport and was the daughter of Ronald C. and Donna Brenner Fuehrer of Lincoln Borough. In addition to her father and mother, she is survived by her daughters, Kayla Fellabaum, Anna Fellabaum, and Raegan Fresh, sister, Season Fuehrer, and niece, Sierra Jenesky of Liberty Borough, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

 
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