Raymond James "Nick" Johnson

April 01, 2016 |

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Raymond James "Nick" Johnson, 71, of Christy Park, died Thursday, March 31, 2016 at home surrounded by family and friends. He was born May 24, 1944 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Walter and Helen Berry Johnson. He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, the Eleventh Ward Welfare Association, Turner's, and the Port Vue American Legion. Raymond was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam War serving as a Combat Medic. He received the Purple Heart, Vietnam Service Medal, the Silver Star, Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Medical Badge. View/Sign Guest Book

 
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Debra E. Betters

March 30, 2016 |

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Debra E. Betters, 63, of Lincoln Borough, died Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at home. She was born November 7, 1952 in McKeesport and was the daughter of Ruth J. Wisser Lyons of Coulter and the late John T. Lyons. She was a member of St. Michael's Parish, Elizabeth Township and was secretary of Betters Company, Inc. Debra loved playing bingo with her friends, sewing, and baking. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband of 39 years, Michael G. Betters, daughter, Autumn (Mike) Nicolazzo of North Huntingdon, sons, Justin (Carrie) Betters of North Huntingdon and Michael A. Betters of Lincoln Borough, grandchildren, Julia and Jake Betters, sisters, Ruth Anne Lyons of West Palm Beach, Fl, and Tammy Wright of North Versailles, brother, John Lyons of White Oak, nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law, and her beloved dog, Diesel.

 
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John David Jones

March 30, 2016 |

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John David Jones, 67, of McKeesport, formerly of Elizabeth Township, died Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at home. He was born February 3, 1949 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Dale and Vera Canova Jones. John was a retired Electrician and was a U.S. Air Force Veteran serving during the Vietnam War. He is survived by brother, Raymond D. Jones of Charleroi, sisters, Linda J. Szymczak of Pittsburgh and Della Gooding of North Carolina, and nephews, Raymond D. Jones, Jr., and Thomas R. Szymczak. 

 
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Franklin "Brownie" Duane Brown

March 28, 2016 |

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Franklin "Brownie" Duane Brown, 89, of Greenock, died Sunday, March 27, 2016. He was born July 3, 1926 in Greenock and was the son of the late Joseph W. and Elda J. Kretschmer Brown. He was the husband of the late Betty Lou Widany Brown who died August 21, 2006. Brownie was a member of Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Greenock. He was also a member and past Post Chaplin of the Elizabeth VFW Post 7632 and past Commander of the Elizabeth American Legion Post 553. He was a WWII U.S. Navy Veteran and had received the Pacific Theater Ribbon, American Theater Ribbon and the WWII Victory Medal. He was retired from the Port Authority of Allegheny County after 34 years of service.

 
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Jeffery Richard Pomponio

March 28, 2016 |

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Jeffery Richard Pomponio, 54, of Yukon, formerly of North Huntingdon, died Saturday, March 26, 2016. He was born November 9, 1961 in McKeesport and was the son of Richard A. (Jean) Pomponio of McKeesport and the late Jacqualine Thomas Pomponio. In addition to his father and step-mother, he is survived by his daughters, Gerri Boyd, Jennifer Pomponio and Frances Boyd of TN, sisters, Cindy (Dayne) Walman and Wendy Mandella of Port Vue, and Vicky Weaver of Leesburg, VA, grandchildren, Daisy Potter, Katlyn Krista, and Sandra and Raymond McCarson, his significant other, Mariann Marie Scott and her son, Rob and granddaughter, Abigal, nieces and nephews.

 
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Dorace Jane Thomas

March 28, 2016 |

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Dorace Jane Thomas, 90, of Penn Hills, formerly of White Oak, died Friday, March 25, 2016. She was born April 5, 1925 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Charles A. and Ethel E. Spahr Thomas. She is survived by her sister, Carol A. (George) Madar of Delmont, nieces, Jacquie (Thomas) Bryner, Gail Lydon, Dawn (Dean) Bock, and Jill (Ryan) Prah, nephews, Dayne (Cindy) Walman and Thomas (Ashley) Madar. She was preceded in death by her sister, Shirley Ann Walman.

 
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Denise Marcel Ancarana

March 23, 2016 |

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Denise Marcel Ancarana, 59, of McKeesport, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. She was born January 27, 1957 in McKeesport and was the daughter of John H. Waugaman, Jr. of West Mifflin and the late Kathryn I. March Waugaman. Denise was a Parts Manager for Car Quest Auto Parts and had also worked for the former Abriola Auto Parts in McKeesport.

 
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Robert G. Munshower

March 23, 2016 |

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Robert G. Munshower age 62 of McKeesport died Tuesday March 22, 2016. He was born November 16, 1953 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Rawland and Dorothy B. Felz Munshower. Bobby was the Maintenance Supervisor for LA Fitness. He is survived by his sister Diana (Mark) Lewis of Elizabeth Township and his brother Paul (Kim) Munshower of Korea, stepdaughter Chrystal Browning of Pittsburgh, nieces, nephews and great nieces and grandchildren.

 
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Frances H. Kecman

March 21, 2016 |

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Frances H. Kecman, 74, of Monroeville, formerly of Greenock died Sunday, March 20, 2016. She was born June 14, 1941 in Turtle Creek and was the daughter of the late Matthew M. and Julia Orris Magley. She was the wife of the late Steven J. Kecman who died May 27, 2005. Frances was a member of the Garden City United Methodist Church. She is survived by her sons, Steven Mark (Debbie Johnson) Kecman of Glassport and Scott Samuel (Julie Schampel) Kecman of Liberty Borough, sister, Joan (Robert) Kozlowski of Donegal, brother-in-law, Allan (Chris) Fiore of Rostraver, nieces, Cheryl Nelson, Robin Gales and Dana Fiore, nephew, Mark Kozlowski, and great-nieces.

 
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James Earl Saxon

March 18, 2016 |

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James Earl Saxon, 78, of Elizabeth Township, died Wednesday, March 9, 2016. He was born February 20, 1938 in McKeesport and was the son of the late James E. and Hildred Ehrhardt Saxon He was retired from Bell Telephone of Pennsylvania and was a U.S. Army Veteran. He is survived by his son, James William (Aimee) Saxon of Avonworth and daughter, Cynthia Ione (Bryan) Abraham of Shaler, and grandchildren, Natalie Marmion, Ella and Logan Saxon and Leia Abraham. He was preceded in death by his sister, Ione Stack. There is no visitation.

 
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Jacklyn A. Greenland

March 16, 2016 |

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Jacklyn A. Greenland, 88, of McKeesport, died Monday, March 14, 2016. She was born August 8, 1927 in Hazelton and was the daughter of the late Royce D. and Mary Leasie Abbott. She was the wife of the late William H. Greenland who died February 14, 2006. After 40 years of service she retired as the business office manager of the former McKeesport Daily News. Jacklyn was a graduate of McKeesport High School class of 1945.

 
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Martha K. Rankin

March 16, 2016 |

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Martha K. Rankin, 91, of Asbury Villas, formerly of Mount Vernon, died Tuesday, March 15, 2016. She was born June 21, 1924 in Dravosburg and was the daughter of the late William N. and Lois Rogerson King. She was the wife of the late Robert B. Rankin. Martha was a member of the Mount Vernon Community Presbyterian Church and Eastern Star Chapter 316. She was a graduate of Temple University and was a retired Dental Hygienist for the Allegheny County Health Department.

 
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Mary Emma Mossburg

March 15, 2016 |

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Mary Emma Mossburg, 92, of Greenock, died Monday, March 14, 2016. She was born January 27, 1924 in Altoona and was the daughter of the late Harry and Bertha Detman McClellan. She was the wife of the late Clarence Henry Mossburg who died April 14, 1982. Mary was a member of the Boston United Methodist Church, and the Golden Agers. She had worked for the former Green's Department Store in McKeesport.

 
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Domenic Jay Betters, Jr.

March 13, 2016 |

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Domenic Jay Betters, Jr., 59, of Belle Vernon, formerly of Greenock, died Thursday, March 10, 2016. He was born September 10, 1956 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Domenic J. and Josephine Costanzo Betters. He was a member of Saint Sebastian Catholic Church, Belle Vernon, and had worked for his family's business, the former D.J. Betters Wrecking Co. He is survived by his son, Domenic John (Tina) Betters and granddaughter, Elizabeth Josephine Betters of Pittsburgh, daughter, Terra Marie (Scott) Huxtable of Norfolk, VA, sisters, Jane (Wendell) DePoppe of Imperial and Barbara (John) Knezovich of McKeesport, brother, Michael (Deborah) Betters of Lincoln, and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, David Betters.

 
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Gary S. Schork

March 13, 2016 |

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Gary S. Schork, 63, of Jeannette, died Thursday, March 10, 2016 at home. He was born August 12, 1952 in Indiana and was the son of Patricia Rayburn Schork of Saltsburg and the late Mack Schork. Gary loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter, fisherman and gardener. He was a wonderful husband and will be greatly missed by his wife. He was proprietor of Gary Schork Plastering. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 37 years, Sharon Keeler Schork, brothers, Michael J. (Janet) Schork and Brian L. (Eren) Schork of West Newton, brother-in-law, Richard E. (Flora) Keeler of Delmont, and nieces and nephews.

 
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