Melanie Sue Moffat

March 05, 2018 |

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Melanie Sue Moffat, 63, of Dravosburg,  passed away Saturday, March  3, 2018. She was born September 28, 1954 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Alma Mae Eisenhuth Moffat and Robert (Evelyn Farkas) Moffat of Boston. Melanie was a retired Administrative Assistant at Elizabeth Forward School District with 35 years of service. She was secretary to the High School Principal, Guidance Dept, Athletic Dept. and District Business Manager as well as the District Special Education Dept. Melanie was instrumental in organizing the Senior Citizen's Luncheon, Graduation Ceremonies and the Crisis Control Team. She was also the Assistant Drama Director at the high school and started the former Girls Club of Boston. Melanie was secretary to the Board of Directors of the Dravosburg Housing Authority and was also the Board Secretary of White Thorn Lodge Nudist Camp in Chippewa. She had also worked for Sears' Jewelry Dept. in Century III Mall. In addition to her father, she is survived by sisters, Belinda  (David)  Donahoe and Angel (Terry ) McCormley of Dravosburg and Janine (Daniel) McBride of White Oak,  brothers, Gordon (Joni) Moffat of Butler and Robert (Annette) Moffat of North Port, FL,  step-sisters, Renee (Steven) Spitzer of Somerset, KY, and Tabitha  (Charles) Geramita of Castle Shannon, aunts, uncles, cousins, 14 nieces and nephews, and 12 great-nieces and great-nephews.

 
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Edward Greenewald

March 02, 2018 |

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Edward Greenewald, 89, of Elizabeth Township and Whitacre, VA , died Thursday, March  1, 2018. He was born May 16, 1928 in Christy Park and was the son of the late Herman and Marie Greenewald. He was the husband of the late Betty Lee Whitacre Greenewald who died February 21, 2014. Edward was a member of the Central Highlands Community United Methodist Church in Elizabeth Twp., and was a volunteer with Meals on Wheels and the Elizabeth Pantry. He worked for US Steel Irvin Works Engineering Department and retired from the Accounting Department of US Steel Homestead Works. Edward was a Korean veteran and served in the Armored Division. He kept active playing golf and traveling. He is survived by his daughter, Cindy Lee (Dr. Kerry) Bertschinger and his son, Robert E.  Greenewald of Gore, VA, grandchildren, Brandy Lee, Bridget Lee and Brent Van Bertschinger, sister, Marie Plencik of North Versailles, great-grandchildren, Vannah, Aubrey, Zander and Keidan, nieces and nephews.

 
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Nancy Lee (Petterson) Wallace

February 27, 2018 |

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Nancy Lee (Petterson) Wallace, 64, of Elizabeth Township, passed away peacefully at home on February 27, 2018. She was born November 29, 1953 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Joseph and Florence (Bishop) Petterson. She was a Medical Secretary for Gateway Foot and Ankle in West Mifflin and was a member of the White Oak American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. Nancy’s personality was 24 Carat gold and her smile would light up an entire room. She was the best wife, mother, sister, daughter, and faithful friend to anyone lucky enough to know her. She will be missed by many. She is survived by her husband, Robert “Bob” C. Wallace, sons, Brian (Bernadette) Jordan of Greenock and Jeffrey (Johanna) Jordan of Bozeman, MT, step-children, Robert P. (fiancée, Trish) Wallace of Plum Borough, Amy L. Wallace of White Oak, and Beth Beckinger of Elizabeth Township, grandchildren, Melanie Jordan of Greenock and Julia and Jeffrey Jordan of Bozeman, MT, brother, The Rev. Karl J. (Sharon) Petterson of Elizabeth Township, and nephews, Adam and Jared Petterson.

 
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Jane Lenora Philburn

February 26, 2018 |

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Jane Lenora Philburn, 92, of Boston, died Saturday, February 24, 2018. She was born June 27, 1925 in Curtisville and was the daughter of the late Harold and Sarah (Harbaugh) Keilbach. She was the wife of the late Bernard Francis Philburn, Sr., who died April 18, 1994. She was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church of Boston and was also an Elder and Clerk of Session. She was she was a member of Pythian Sisters, Dames of Malta, McKeesport Salvation Army Ladies Auxiliary, and the Elizabeth Township Senior Citizens. She was a founding member of the Elizabeth Township Historical Society. She is survived by sons, Bernard Philburn, Jr., of Marian, IN., and Frank (Beth) Philburn of Finleyville, daughters, Linda Snedden of Hundred, WV., and Mary Jo (Shawn) Schultz of Elizabeth Township, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

 
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Andrea Lynne Cracolice

February 23, 2018 |

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Andrea Lynne Cracolice, 58, of Hallandale Beach, Fl., formerly of McKeesport, died Thursday, February 22, 2018. She was born in McKeesport on April 22, 1959 and was the daughter of Shirley M. Popalo Cracolice of McKeesport and the late Matthew A. Cracolice. Andrea was a International Flight Attendant for American Airlines.She lived in Florida the last 22 years. She loved to travel the world. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her daughter, Megan Lynne Matczak of Liberty Borough, brother, Richard J. (Nancy) Cracolice of Westerville, OH, sisters, Lisa A. (Matthew) Maggio of Irwin, and Marcie Lynne (James) Young of McKeesport, nieces, nephews, cousins and her sassy bird, LuLu.

 
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William "Will" Regis Gormley

February 19, 2018 |

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William "Will" Regis Gormley, 43, of Port Vue, died Thursday, February 15, 2018. He was born in McKeesport on May 8, 1974 and was the son of Regis Gormley of Monroeville and Elizabeth Feryak Churchill of Turtle Creek. Will was a Crane Operator at US Steel Edgar Thomson Works. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Angel Ann Kliment Gormley and daughters, Alexis Raine Gormley and Piper Willow Gormley. He was preceded in death by his brother, David Gormley.

 
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Walter W. "Wally" Gibbons

February 12, 2018 |

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Walter W. "Wally" Gibbons, 79, of Elizabeth Township, went to his heavenly home on Sunday, February 11, 2018. He was born in McKeesport on May 31, 1938 and was the son of the late Walter and Helen (Winkler) Gibbons. He was a member of the Elizabeth Baptist Church where he served many positions. He was also a member of the Pennsylvania Athletic Directors Association, the Elizabeth Forward Alumni and Friends Association and the Elizabeth Township Seniors. Wally was a Teacher, Head Basketball Coach,  Head Track Coach and was also Athletic Director at Elizabeth Forward High School. He retired after 33 years of service. He taught World Cultures, History, English, Science and Math. He was a graduate of McKeesport High School and Clemson University where he attended on a Basketball Scholarship. He also served on the Elizabeth Forward School Board. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Darla Ruth Golz Gibbons, daughters, Debra Ruth Gibbons and her lifetime partner, Donald R. Short of Pleasant Hills and Lynn Renee' and her husband Frank Przywarty of New Castle, grandson, Nichalas Gibbons Przywarty,  sister-in-law, Bernice and her husband Bill Vaughn of McKeesport, a niece, Nancy and her husband Tom Andrejko, nephew, David and his wife, Marianne Vaughn, great-nieces and great-nephews and many special cousins and friends.

 
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James L. Felicetty

February 11, 2018 |

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James L. Felicetty, 89, of Jefferson Hills, died Friday, February 9, 2018. He was born January 9, 1929 in Clairton and was the son of the late William and Bella (Gasser) Felicetty. He was the husband of the late Carolyn Forrester Felicetty and was the owner/operator of the former James Felicetty Trucking in Clairton. James was a US Navy Veteran serving in WWII. He is survived by daughters, Bella (Dave) Hinerman of White Oak and Jayne Felicetty of Jefferson Hills, sisters, Carol (Ed) Thornton of Forward Township, Mary (Frank) Truszkowski of Lebanon, TN, Alice Cochenour of North Huntingdon, and Eleanor (late, John) Berggren of Bedford, grandchildren, Shawn (Chantly) Felicetty, Aaron (Jennifer) Dewey, Heather (Dom) Dewey, and Amanda Hinerman, great-grandchildren, DaJahn Griffin, Olivia Batchelder, Brielle Dewey, Bryant Faulk, Kellen Felicetty and Alona Felicetty, 2 great-great-grandsons, nieces and nephews.

 
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Dwayne Ring

February 09, 2018 |

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Dwayne Ring, 54, of West Newton, PA, passed away on Friday, January 26, 2018. He was born July 9, 1963, in McKeesport, PA. He graduated from Yough High School in 1981. Dwayne worked at North Bay Construction, and was also a Maintenance Planner for Morton Salt, in Ohio. His survivors include his father, Lawrence G. (Martha) Manns of Medina OH; children, Mitchel Ring and Chelsea Smith; sisters, Shary Ring, of Middleburg Heights, OH, Debbie Collins (Ned), of Latrobe, PA; brother, Peter Manns (Lindy), of Westfield, OH, and several nieces and nephews. Dwayne was preceded in death by his mother, Marlene A. (Barker) Manns; sister Marci (Manns) Farnsworth, and biological father, Robin E. Ring.

 
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Alexander (Alex) J. Semchak

February 06, 2018 |

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Alexander (Alex) J. Semchak, 96, of Greenock, Elizabeth Township, passed away peacefully on February 5, 2018 surrounded by his beloved son, daughter, and close family friends. He was born on June 5, 1921 in McKeesport, and was the son of the late Georgius and Maria (Cybak) Semchak. Alex, a WWII Veteran, proudly served his country as a Captain in the US Army Signal Corps. His distinguished military service was acknowledged by the many commendations he received including the following: American Campaign Medal-WWII, American Defense Medal with Bronze Star-WWII, Army Good Conduct Medal with Bronze Two Knot Device, European-African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with Bronze Star, WWII Victory Medal, and the Army Presidential Unit Citation. It was during his 4 year tour of duty in Europe that he met and married the love of his life, Valerie (Ludgate) Semchak. Alex was well known due to his membership in numerous social clubs including the following: White Oak American Legion Post 701, Elizabeth Township Ex-Serviceman's Association in Boston, Sutersville Moose Lodge 1358, Order of the Owls Nest 1649, Buena Vista Volunteer Fire Co, Croation Club and Croation Men's Club Lodge 146 in Versailles, 11th Ward Welfare Association in McKeesport and the WMBU in Blythedale.

 
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Patricia A. "Patsy" Christeson

February 05, 2018 |

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Patricia A. "Patsy" Christeson, 79, of Elizabeth Township, died Sunday, February 4, 2018 at home with her children and her dog, Lucy by her side. She was born December 10, 1938 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Thomas and Catherine Skiffington Martin. She was the wife of the late Alfred E. "Chris" Christeson who died August 23, 2007. They were married for 46 years. She was a member of the former St. Pius V Catholic Church in McKeesport and the Kiwanis Club. She was an amazing seamstress that could design, sew, or make anything and everything. She began sewing when she was 5 years old and making alterations on people's clothes before she was 10. She always said that we could take away her car, but not her sewing machine. She handmade her grandchildren's Christening and Baptismal gowns which are even more cherished now. She was happiest at her family built cabin in Cameron County, with her late husband, children and grandchildren where she enjoyed hunting, fishing, sewing and making items with wood (furniture, cedar chests and chairs) with many going to family or friends. She is survived by children, Michael (Carol) Christeson of Washington, Daniel (Roberta Walk) Christeson,  Paul "Toby" (Jamie) Christeson and Kristine (Jack) Cant of Elizabeth Township. "G" spent a lot of time with her  grandchildren, Jess Cant, Kaitlyn, Pearl, Kaylee, and Alfred Christeson. She is also survived by her brother, James "Mickey" Martin of Winterhaven, Florida, sister-in-law, Dee Martin of North Huntingdon, and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

 
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Wayne Cramer

February 05, 2018 |

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Wayne Cramer, 91, of Elizabeth Township, died Sunday, February 4, 2018. He was born April 20, 1926 in Elizabeth and was the son of the late Albert Cramer, Sr., and the late Margaret Rothey Cramer. He and his late brother Albert owned and operated the former Cramer Brothers Marine in Elizabeth. Wayne and Albert loved Muskie Fishing in Canada. He is survived by his wife, Hazel J. Chaussinand Cramer, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, Albert and his wife Veronica Cramer, Jr.

 
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Dolores Marie “Dolly” (Mihalic) Gondos

February 04, 2018 |

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Dolores Marie “Dolly” (Mihalic) Gondos, 81, of Elizabeth Township, died Saturday, February 3, 2018.  She was born June 13, 1936 in Donora and was the daughter of the late John J. and Mary A. (Kosko) Mihalic.  She was a member of St. Patrick Parish in Christy Park.  Dolly was a retired Library Aide for the Elizabeth Forward School District and had previously worked for US Steel and Columbia Gas in Donora.  She enjoyed her ladies card club, working crossword puzzles, watching Jeopardy and NCIS, and trying to figure out the clues to where the Daily News Easter Egg was hidden.  She was an avid Steelers and Notre Dame fan.  She loved holiday get-togethers with family, beach vacations in Outer Banks, NC, and the annual Gondos family reunion.  In her younger days, she enjoyed canning tomatoes and making the best pizza sauce around – her recipe was even published in the local newspaper!

 
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June Lowry

February 02, 2018 |

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June Lowry, 82, of Versailles, died  Thursday, February 1, 2018. She was born March 4, 1935 in Connellsville and was the daughter of the late Percy O. Harshman  and Margaret I. Showman Harshman. She was the wife of the late James M. Lowery. June was a member of Life Span, Silver Sneakers, AARP and the Elizabeth Township Senior Citizens. She is survived by her daughters, Terri F. (Greg) Hertzler of Indian Lake, Donna F. (Donald) Hunphries of Woodruff, SC, and Cathy F. (David) Johnson of Pleasant Hills, sister, Gail Wall of Versailles, grandchildren, Shawn Sydeski, Brianna Humphries, David G. Johnson and Chad Humphries, great-granddaughter, Maci Johnson, cousin, Harriet Douglass,  nieces and nephews.

 
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Christine Melissa Whiteman

February 02, 2018 |

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Christine Melissa Whiteman, 89 of Liberty Borough passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 31, 2018. She was born November 6, 1928 in Ardara and was the daughter of the late Charles and Nellie Hawk Pogue. Christine had a wonderful family. She loved life, her family, family events and traveling. She also had a love for animals. For many years Christine was employed as a legal secretary in Pittsburgh. She graduated from Trafford High School. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marshall Whiteman, son, Richard Whiteman, great grandson Michael Morningstar, two brothers, and three sisters. She is survived by her daughter, Janice (William) Hohn of Cranberry Twp, daughter-in-law, Lynanne Whiteman of Liberty Borough, granddaughter Jacquelyn Hobbs, grandson Scott Salvatore, sisters, Mary Eleanor Yelincic and Alma Stone, 6 great-grandchildren, 2 great- great grandchildren and many loving nieces and nephews.

 
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