Thomas A. Kemper, Sr.

November 17, 2017 |

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Thomas A. Kemper, Sr., 79, of White Oak, died Thursday, November 16, 2017 in Family Hospice at  Canterbury Place in Pittsburgh. He was born December 30, 1937 in McKeesport and was the son of  the late Clarence  and Marie Hill Kemper. He was the husband of the late Sandra L. "Toots" Horvatin Kemper, who passed away February 3, 2013. Thomas was a member of St. Angela Merici Church, where he was a former usher. He worked as a truck driver for ECM in Springdale.

Thomas is survived by his children, Thomas A. Kemper, Jr. of White Oak, Michelle (George) Zaspel of Export, Renee (Brian) Fite of Pittsburgh, and Tim (Jodi) Kemper of Cameron, NC.; four granddaughters, Kaylee (Jack), Tara (Fiance Derek), Lizzie and Lexxie; 3 sisters, Doris (Tom) Merritt of Jefferson Hills, Karen Moore of White Oak, and Jennifer (Doug) Weimer of North Huntingdon; and nieces and nephews.

 
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Bernice P. Johnson

November 15, 2017 |

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Bernice P. Johnson, 97, of Liberty Borough, died Tuesday, November 14, 2017. She was born February 29, 1920 in Elizabeth Township and was the daughter of the late William J. "Tom" and Frances G. Fuehrer. She was the wife of the late David T. Johnson, who passed away December 22, 1999.  She is survived by sons, George T. Johnson of Warren, OH, Ralph N. Johnson of Elizabeth Township and David H. Johnson of Buffalo, NY, three grandsons, nieces and nephews.  There is no visitation.

 
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Maryann Davis

November 14, 2017 |

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Maryann Davis, 81, of Elizabeth Township, went home to be with her Savior with "Fork in Hand" on  Monday, November 13, 2017. She was born August 6, 1936 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Merle N. and Jessie E. Helmstadter Betz. Maryann was a member of First Evangelical Free Church, McKeesport Hospital Nurse's Alumni Association, and Elizabeth Township Senior Citizens. She was a 1957 graduate of the McKeesport Hospital School of Nursing. Maryann was a Registered Nurse for 41 years. She had worked at UPMC McKeesport Hospital, the VA Medical Center in Oakland and was also a Private Duty Nurse. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Michael J. Davis , sons, Paul M. (Debbie) Davis of Pennsville, NJ, and Christopher A. (Alycia Albis) Davis of Charlotte, NC, daughter, Susan A. (Ron Hunt) Davis of Port Vue, brother, Frank G. (Diane) Betz of North Huntingdon, sisters, Eileen R. Morgan of Liberty Borough and Karen E. Cloonan of Lancaster, grandsons, Christopher A. Davis, II, and Jason B. Davis, nieces and nephews.

 
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David John Vissat

November 10, 2017 |

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David John Vissat, 60, of North Huntingdon, died Thursday, November 9, 2017. He was born May 26, 1957 in Pittsburgh and was the son of the late Raymond and Margaret Erb Vissat. David was a member of St. Angela Merici Church in White Oak and was the Creative Art Director for Brunner in Pittsburgh. He is survived by his daughter, Livia M. Vissat and son, Evan J. Vissat of White Oak, brothers, Raymond (Leslie) Vissat of Cheshire, CT, Robert (Linda) Vissat of Marlboro, MA, and Mark (Pat) Vissat of Albany, NY, nieces, nephews and cousins.

 
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Dennis J. Filson Sr.

November 10, 2017 |

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Dennis J. Filson, Sr., 70, of North Huntingdon, died Friday November 10, 2017 at UPMC Shadyside Hospital. He was born July 25, 1947 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Josiah B. "Mike"and Mabel Utt Filson. Dennis was a draftsman for over 23 years at Tenova Core. He was a member of Corpus Christi Parish and the former St. Pius Church. He was also a member of The 11th Ward Mens Welfare Association, PNA Lodge 352, The Hartford Heights Fire Hall and The McKeesport Sportsmen's Association . Dennis was a surrogate father to Truck Company Marines, and his bulldog, Spike. He was an active volunteer with the Boy Scouts Troop 907 and with the former St. Pius Church in McKeesport. Dennis is survived by his wife, Deborah M. Trepanowski Filson of North Huntingdon, sons, Dennis J. Filson, Jr., Casey J. (Kelley), John M. (Janell) and Justin M. (Fiancée Becca) Filson all of McKeesport, Pappap Gumball to 8 grandchildren, Eden, Owen, McKenna, Patrick, Gavin, Jackson, Josie and John Jr., brother, Duane (JoAnne) Filson of Ligonier, Mother-in-law, Betty Trepanowski, sister-in-law, Paula (Jim) Pope, brother-in-law, John (Casi) Trepanowski, nieces and nephews.

 
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Marcia Elaine Schork

November 09, 2017 |

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Marcia Elaine Schork, 74, of Elizabeth Township, died Wednesday, November  8, 2017 at home. She was born December 21, 1942 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Harry and Dorothy James Humphreys. Marcia worked for UPMC Primary Care in White Oak and had previously managed the McKeesport Speedy Mart. She is survived by her husband of 27 years, Lawrence David Schork, daughter, Michele Lynn (Jeffrey) Heinichen and son, Michael Edward (Heather) Johnson of Elizabeth Township, step-daughter, Kelly Veltri, and step-sons, Scott (Kellie) Schork and Keith (Stacey) Schork of White Oak, grandchildren, Nicole, Jeffrey, Matthew, Brandon and Tyler, step grandchildren, Amanda, Andrew, Caleb, McKenna, Nathan, Hannah, Noah, and Nicolaus, a niece and nephews.

 
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Olive A. Roman

November 07, 2017 |

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Olive A. Roman, 94, of Elizabeth Township, died Sunday, November 5, 2017. She was born February 2, 1923 in Greenock and was the daughter of the late Frederick and Olive Odessa Brown Schmidt. She was the wife of the late William T. Roman who died January 11, 2001. Olive was a member of the Greenock United Methodist Church and had worked for the former Feigs Bakery and Johnson Appliance. She is survived by her sons, William T. (Trudy) Roman, Jr., and Robert G. Roman of Elizabeth Township, grandchildren, William, Tammy, Kevin, Ben, Kim and Kelly, great-grandchildren, a great-great-granddaughter, and  nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her son, Lawrence E. Roman, sisters, Mary Wagner, Freda Taylor, Margaret Shipley, and Edna Schmidt, and brothers, Clifford, Frederick, Ludwig, and Fritz Schmidt.

 
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Sandra Lee Pastirik

November 01, 2017 |

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Sandra Lee Pastirik, 65, of McKeesport, died Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at home. She was born November 13, 1951 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Michael and Naomi Beisler Pastirik. Sandra was a graduate of South Allegheny High School and worked in the business office of UPMC McKeesport. She is survived by sister, Clea N. (Larry) Kirkwood of Lincoln Borough, brother, Michael P. (Gale) Pastirik of North Huntingdon, nieces, Lori Kirkwood and Nancy (Steve) Mlinarich and nephews, Paul (Michelle) Kirkwood, Michael (Heidi) Pastirik, Jr. and David McClelland.

 
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Eleanor Gettler Peckman

November 01, 2017 |

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Eleanor Gettler Peckman,  85, of Ashburn, VA, formerly of Elizabeth Twp., died October 23, 2017. She was born May 13, 1932 in Monessen, PA and was the daughter of the late Howard and Pearl Madigan Gettler. She was the wife of 57 years to the late Russell C. Peckman, who died December 17, 2016.  Eleanor was a member of the Central Highlands Community United Methodist Church and was retired elementary music teacher from the Elizabeth Forward School District after 30 years of service. Eleanor was a 1954 graduate of Seton Hill College and a 1950 graduate of McKeesport High School. She is survived sons, Neil Peckman of Pasadena, MD and Wade and his wife Julie of Broadlands, VA, grandchildren, Jamie, Zoe, and Liam, nieces and nephews.

 
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Dorinda (Dee) Foriska

November 01, 2017 |

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Dorinda (Dee) Foriska, 65, of Greensburg, passed away peacefully at home on  Monday, October 30, 2017. She was born May 6, 1952 in Altoona and was the daughter of the late Dean and Dorothy Watts Wilson. She was a member of the West Hempfield Presbyterian Church and was a retired Registered Nurse at Westmoreland Hospital where she had worked in the Intensive Care Unit and Recovery Room. She is survived by her husband, William Steve Foriska, daughter, Kristin Leigh Foriska of Abingdon, MD, and Kourtney Allyn Foriska of New Kensington, sisters, Patricia (Jerry) Smith of Irwin and Beverly (Bob) Greenawald of Elizabeth Township, nieces and nephews.

 
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Charlotte (Cecie) Spiegel

October 30, 2017 |

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Charlotte (Cecie) Spiegel, age 91, of Newville and formerly of White Oak, died on Monday, October 30, 2017. She was born on September 29, 1926 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Zelman Louis (Z.L.) and Dora Friedman Weiss. She was the beloved wife for 61 years of the late David Spiegel; loving mother of Joel (Lynn) Spiegel of Greensburg, Miriam (Robert) Robinson of Mount Holly Springs and Eric (Jennifer) Spiegel of Ellicott City, MD; sister of Helen (Honey) Davis of State College; adored grandma of Julie (Keith) Goddard, Justin (Miranda) Pihony, Sarah (Jon) Malek, Laura Spiegel, Katie Spiegel and Natalie Spiegel; adoring great-grandma of Mackenzie Goddard, Reese Goddard, Rory Pihony and Rigel Pihony; also survived by many special nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

 
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Anna Rae Keister

October 25, 2017 |

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Anna Rae Keister, 90, of White Oak, died Sunday, October 22, 2017. She was born February 27, 1927 in Wilkins Township and was the daughter of the late Albert Eugene and Helen J. Morgan Keister. She was a member of the McKeesport Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses and was a retired home health care Nurse. She is survived by her sons, Bruce (Karla) Komaniak of Holiday Park and Todd (Debra) Komaniak of Sarasota, FL, daughter, Deborah (David) Majercik of White Oak, grandchildren, Benjamin, Zachary, Sunni, Samantha and Jacob Komaniak and Julianna Smith, 6 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

 
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Grace M. Hough

October 24, 2017 |

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Grace M. Hough, 90, of Elizabeth Township, died Friday, October 20, 2017. She was born February 4, 1927 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late James and Grace Mulligan McAllister. She was the wife of the late Robert Glenn Hough Sr. Grace was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Christy Park and belonged to the Christian Mothers Women's Guild, Ladies of Charity and the Bereavement Ministry. She had worked for the former James Ryan Flowers. She is survived by daughters, Kathleen Villi of Mesa, AZ, JoAnne Hough and Patricia "Patti" Tray of Elizabeth Township, grandchildren, Vince (Heather) Villi, Jr., Andrew Robert Tray and Matthew James (Jessica) Tray, 4 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

 
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Francis "Butch" Flanigan

October 23, 2017 |

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Francis "Butch" Flanigan, 67, of Blythedale, formerly of Herminie, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, October 22, 2017. He was born January 10, 1950 in Greensburg and was the son of the late Thomas C. and Margaret Stafford Flanigan. Butch was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in West Newton and was also a member of the former St. Charles Roman Catholic Church of Sutersville. He was a member of the Sutersville Moose Lodge 1358, the Owls Club of Frank, UMBU of Blythedale, and was a social member of the Buena Vista Vol. Fire Co. He was a former member of Blythedale and Herminie Fire Companies. Butch is survived by his wife of 40 years, Shirley Coffer Flanigan, sisters, Nina (Carl) Dyer of Madison, Lauretta Stanley and Bernadine Flanigan (special friend, Chrissy Robinson) of Yukon, brother-in-law, John (Peggy) Coffer of Perryopolis, and many nieces and nephews.

 
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Nancy Ivkovich

October 23, 2017 |

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Nancy Ivkovich, 59, of Versailles, died Saturday, October 21, 2017 at home. She was born June 21, 1958 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Nick and Daisy Mrvos Ivkovich. Nancy was a member of St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church and the Choir. She was an Interior Decorator for the former Wicks and Sears. She is survived by her brother, Nicholas (Nancy) Ivkovich of Liberty Borough, and nieces, Kristi (Charles) McCutcheon of Liberty Borough and Dana (Jason) Seyerle of Elizabeth Township, 3 great nieces and a great nephew.

 
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