John Paul McNamara

July 19, 2017 |

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John Paul McNamara, 93, of Elizabeth Township, died Tuesday July 18, 2017. He was born May 31, 1924 in Duquesne and was the son of the late Edward and Effie Mae Phillips McNamara. John was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Christy Park and was retired from US Steel Duquesne Works. He was also a realtor in his younger years, a voracious reader and writer, and a published poet, in his later years. He was a USMC veteran of WWII serving in 5 invasions beginning with Guadacanal and ending with Okinawa. He was a Technical Sgt., and was most proud of being a Marine Drill Instructor at Parris Island, NC.  He was truly loved by all. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Territ Boyd McNamara, daughter, Cynthia McNamara of Elizabeth, sons, Dennis (Dr. Sari) McNamara of Forest Hills, James Boyd of Coxsackie, NY, Rick  (Cindy Mols) Boyd  of Elizabeth Township, and Kenneth  (Mary Beth) Boyd of Cooper City, FL, grandchildren, Lawrence, James (Emily) and Dr. Jeffrey O'Leary, and Ryan, Mark and Kristy Boyd.

 
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Kathleen Marie Dixon

July 19, 2017 |

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Kathleen Marie Dixon, 62, of Christy Park, died Monday July 17, 2017. She was born May 17, 1955 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Harvey Earl and Wilma Carol Payne Dixon. She was the wife of the late Rudolph Malik. She is survived by her sons, Emil W. Thomas of McKeesport, Robert M. Thomas of Simpsonville, SC, Timothy N. Thomas of Irwin, Donald C. (Ashley) Beluscak, Jr., of Bethel Park, and Dylan M. Beluscak of Irwin, sisters, Carol Hackett of Sierra Vista, AZ, Peggy (Ken) Dresher of Tucson, AZ, Karen Roe of AZ, Julia (Paul)  Merbitz of Unionville, TN, Barbara Dixon and Suzan (Tim) Dixon of White Oak, brothers, David (Sherry) Dixon of Massillon, OH, Kenneth (Diane) Dixon of Armaugh, Harvey (Faye) Dixon of Mechanicsburg, and Edward (Deena) Dixon of Buena Vista, grandchildren, Tyler, Gavin, Aiden and Donald, III., aunts, uncles and cousins.

 
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David Edward Forsythe

July 14, 2017 |

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David Edward Forsythe, 66, of Boston, died Tuesday, July 11, 2017. He was born October 24, 1950 in Mount Pleasant and was the son of the late John and Anna Showman Forsythe. He was the husband of the late Shirley Louise Hale Forsythe who died January 15, 2011. David was a US Army Veteran and served during the Vietnam War. He is survived by his son, Cody A. Forsythe of Versailles, daughter, Tina Jo Davis of Texas, grandchildren, David and Daniel Basinger, and a brother, John Forsythe of South Carolina.

 
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Kathryn Irene Culbert

July 14, 2017 |

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Kathryn Irene Culbert, 96, of North Huntingdon, formerly of Greenock, died Thursday, July 13, 2017 at home. She was born October 4, 1920 in Greenock and was the daughter of the late Charles and Pearl Smock Ransick. She was the wife of the late Howard Emory Culbert who died August 24, 2000. Kathryn was a member of the Greenock United Methodist Church. She is survived by her daughters, Sue (Rick) Reid of Virginia Beach, VA, Cathy (Craig) Culbert of White Oak, and Janice Kennedy of Elizabeth Township, son, Roy (Teena) Culbert of North Huntingdon, grandchildren, Drew (Dana) Culbert, Kathryn (Eddie) Pope, Shaun (Tanis) Kennedy, Dana (Scott) Ellis, Karlee (Michael) Scott, Kasey (Leigha) Kennedy, and Jonathan, Josiah and Joy Reid, great-grandchildren, Lexis, McCade, Krystian, Kassidee, Ariana, Raven and Kash, and nephew, William (Marsha) Ransick.

 
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Katherine Elizabeth Kaylor

July 13, 2017 |

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Katherine Elizabeth Kaylor, 102, of White Oak, died Tuesday July 11, 2017. She was born November 24, 1914 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Ed and Katherine Kubanick. She was the wife of the late Edwin Gilbert Kaylor who died July 1, 2005. She was a member of the Sampson's Mills Presbyterian Church, White Oak. Katherine is survived by her son, Edwin D. (Flo) Kaylor of McKeesport and daughter, Karen Shablik of North Huntingdon, 7 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great grandson, daughter-in-law, Mildred Kaylor of North Huntingdon, nieces and nephews.

 
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Jean E. Obusek

July 13, 2017 |

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Jean E. Obusek, 88, of White Oak, died Monday July 10, 2017 at home surrounded by her family. She was born July 8, 1929 in Port Vue, and was the daughter of the late Waclaw and Helen Murawka Grabowski. She was the wife of the late Joseph Paul Obusek who died December 20, 1993. She was a member of St. Angela Merici Catholic Church, where she volunteered at the yearly summer festival. She was also a member of the First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association and Jednota. Jean retired from Minerva Bakery in McKeesport and had also worked for Stratigos in White Oak. She is survived by her sons, Gary J. (Kellie) Obusek of Millville, Delaware and Kenneth A. (Michele) Obusek of White Oak, sister, Irene Ramski of White Oak, 8 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

 
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Edward J. "Poco" Malack

July 10, 2017 |

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Edward J. "Poco" Malack, 55, of Irwin, formerly of McKeesport, died Saturday July 8, 2017. He was born March 4, 1962 in Braddock and was the son of Patricia A. Kain Malack of White Oak,  and the late Edward R. Malack who died January 26, 2015. Poco worked for Walmart in North Versailles and had previously worked for the Marriott Corporation in Maryland and Tramps in Pittsburgh. He was a 1980 graduate of Serra Catholic High School and attended Mount Union College where he played football. He was also a graduate of Community College of Allegheny County. Poco was an avid runner and participated in many Triathlons. He enjoyed family, friends, music and playing pool.

 
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Karen Lee Donaldson

July 03, 2017 |

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Karen Lee Donaldson, 69, of White Oak, died Saturday, June 24, 2017. She was born September 13, 1947 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late John William and Lois Walt Donaldson. Karen was a retired music teacher and worked for the McKeesport Area School District for 32 years. She taught music at McKeesport Area High School also serving as Director of the Tiger Marching Band at the Senior High and finished her career Francis McClure Middle School. She was the first women band director in Pennsylvania. Karen was also Musical Director for the McKeesport Little Theater and was a musician for the Pittsburgh Symphony, the Newport Jazz Festival, and the former Holliday House in Monroeville.

 
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Loretta Ann "Guga" Reeder

July 03, 2017 |

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Loretta Ann "Guga" Reeder, 58, of Gilbert, SC, formerly of Dravosburg, passed away peacefully while surrounded by family on Sunday, July 2, 2017 after a brave fight with lung cancer. She was born December 29, 1958 and was the daughter of the late Larry and Mary (Vucetic) Reeder. Loretta was a wonderful mother to her children and to all who crossed her path. She was hard working and a jack of all trades. She loved nothing more than her Pittsburgh Steelers, playing softball, gardening and the beach. Guga was outgoing, so full of life and always treated everyone like family. She is survived by her children, Andrew John Markatine of Charlotte, NC, Amanda Catherine Markatine of Gilbert, SC, Sarah Breeze (Rick) Kill of Logansville, GA and Michael Joseph (Jordan Lindler) Morrison, Jr. of Charlotte, NC, two grandchildren, Arianna Allison Markatine and Jaydyn Reeder Clark, Siblings, Rosalyn Reeder of Summit, SC, Betty Jo Reeder of McKeesport, John Reeder of Dravosburg and Cheryl "Poopsy" (Michael) McKelvey of Dravosburg, Nieces and Nephews, Shannin Reeder, Rosalyn and John Reeder, Caitlin, Tony and Harlie Ann McKelvey.

 
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Walter Lewis Harr

July 03, 2017 |

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Walter Lewis Harr, 94, of Port Vue, died Saturday, July 1, 2017.  He was born October 3, 1922 in Steubenville, Ohio and was the son of the late Walter T. and Olive Jean Stigg Harr.  He was a retired Fireman at the former US Steel National Tube Works.  He is survived by his wife, Vera A. Como Harr,  children, Karen (Robert) Campbell and Ginger L. (Kevin) Ulmer of   Elizabeth Township, and Kit M. Wygonik of Trafford, step-children, Gerald (Rita) Pellecchia of North Huntingdon, Debra (Richard) Medina  and Richard Pellecchia of McKeesport, daughter-in-law, Sue Pellecchia of East McKeesport, sister-in-law Barbara Harr of McKeesport, many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son, Alan Harr, step-son, Peter Pellecchia, brothers Charles and Norman (Rita) Harr, and son-in-law, Bruce Wygonik.

 
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Roland Homer Reynolds

July 03, 2017 |

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Roland Homer Reynolds, 92, of Versailles, died Thursday June 29, 2017. He was born August 31, 1924 in Versailles. Roland was the son of the late Homer S. and Mary Belle Exton Reynolds. He was the husband of the late Yvonne "Bonnie" Swartz Reynolds who died July 1, 2009. He was a member and former Sunday School teacher at the Christy Park United Methodist Church. He was also a member of Versailles American Legion Post 939, and the Thursday Old Timer Golf League where he also served as secretary. Roland scored a hole-in-one at the 9th hole at Butler's Golf Course when he was 89 years old. He was a US Army Veteran serving in the 503 Parachute Regiment from 1943-1945. Roland was retired from C.H. Lacey Plumbing and Heating Co.

 
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Marcella Jane Majzer

June 29, 2017 |

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Marcella Jane Majzer, 76, of Versailles, died Wednesday June 28, 2017. She was born October 8, 1940 in Tarentum and was the daughter of the late Ernest and Georgie Mae Dunn. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, James, Ernest, and Robert Dunn. She was a member of First Evangelical Free Church, McKeesport and was a volunteer at Kane Regional Center, McKeesport. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Daniel Regis Majzer, sons, Raymond D. Majzer of Versailles and Michael T. (Susan) Majzer of Mount Vernon, daughter, Linda S. Patriarco of Versailles, grandchildren, Nicole Armstrong, Amber Kasmarik, Brandon Patriarco and Taylor Majzer, great-grandchildren, Brody and Olivia Kasmarik, brother, Alfred (Kim) Dunn of Racine, WI, nieces, nephews, and her dog and best friend, Racci.

 
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Michele Marie Trovato

June 28, 2017 |

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Michele Marie Trovato, 62, of Liberty Borough, died Monday June 26, 2017. She was born October 6, 1954 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Michael E. and Martha A. Witzell Chiaverini. Michele worked for South Allegheny High School and Nutrition Inc., and had previously worked for St. Patrick Catholic Church and the former McKeesport National Bank and G.C. Murphy Co. She was a member of the Palanese League of America in Christy Park, and was a member of the Christian Mothers at the former St. Eugene Catholic Church in Liberty Borough. Michele loved Crafting and Scrap Booking, making Jewelry and loved spending time with her grandchildren. She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Daniel S. Trovato, daughter, Karyn (Derrick) Pope and son, Michael Trovato of Liberty Borough, sister, Cindy (George) Myers of Lincoln Borough, brother, Michael C. (Paul) Chiaverini of West Bloomfield, MI, grandchildren, Devyn Pope and Alayna Palochko, nephew, Allen (Brittney) Myers, great nephew, Hudson Myers, and cousins.

 
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Waneta Frances Datig

June 28, 2017 |

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Waneta Frances Datig, 89, of Greensburg, formerly of Versailles, died Tuesday June 27, 2017. She was born August 10, 1927 in Versailles and was the daughter of the late George and Emma Victoria Osterman Fisher. Waneta was an artist, loved music, dancing and big bands, especially the Glen Miller Band. She is survived by her daughters, Victoria L. (Paul) Runtich of Ardara, Francie (Kurt) Sedlock of Greenock, and Marcia (Peter) Astin of Unity Township, sons, Gilbert L. (Reta) Datig of Norfolk, VA, and Kenneth W. (Brenda) Datig of Glen Burnie, MD, grandchildren, Michelle, Heather, Jason, Warren Jr., Trisha, Tiffany and William, 8 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

 
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Linda (McCullers) Reichenbach Andy

June 26, 2017 |

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Linda (McCullers) Reichenbach Andy, 68, of Port Vue, died Wednesday June 21, 2017. She was born February 12, 1949 in McKeesort and was the daughter of Geraldine Ruth Dunlap Gibala of Liberty Borough and the late Ottis McCullers. She is survived by her husband, Frank Edwin Andy, children, Lorraine (Michael) Lindsay and Charles (Melissa) Reichenbach of Lincoln Borough, and Roger (Rebecca) Reichenbach of Elizabeth Township, brother, Curtis (Sandy) McCullers and their daughter Kristen of Scottdale, sister, Michelle (Dave) Molanick and their children, Kaylie and Hunter of Liberty Borough, grandchildren, Stephanie, Lindsay, Ben and Charlie Reichenbach and Brandon Hale, and great-grandchild, Landyn Reichenbach.

 
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