Frank Robert Bondi, Jr.

April 29, 2018 |

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Frank Robert Bondi, Jr., 75, of Boston, died Friday, April  27, 2018. He was born May 24, 1942 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Dr. Frank Robert and Dorothy (Dunn) Bondi, Sr. He was the husband of the late Vera M. (Stanislaw) Bondi who died June 29, 2009. They were married 45 years. Frank retired from UPMC McKeesport Hospital after 20 years of service and was proprietor of the former Valley Car Wash on Long Run Road. He obtained his Private Pilot license in 1970 and enjoyed flying for several years. He is survived by his daughters, Valerie  (Richard) Heimbach of Harrisburg and Meredith Bondi of Boston, grandsons, LCP Nicholas Heimbach, USMC and PFC Pierce Heimbach, USMC of Harrisburg, brothers, Dr. Richard (Camille) Bondi of Squirrel Hill and Mark (Michelle) Bondi of Allison Park, sisters, Pamela (Jess) Cignetti of Mount Vernon and Lynn  (Bill) Hanna of Doylestown, nieces and nephews.

 
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Mark Andrew Salopek

April 27, 2018 |

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Mark Andrew Salopek, 59, of Glassport, died Thursday, April 26, 2018 at home. He was born May 3, 1958 in Homestead and was the son of the late Joseph R. and Joanne (Visoskis) Salopek. Mark was a US Air Force Veteran and graduated at the top of his class at ITT Tech and worked in the electronics field. After traveling the country in his younger years, Mark came back to the area to be closer to his family. He enjoyed playing his guitars and basketball.

 
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Joseph Albert Matyasovsky, Sr.

April 26, 2018 |

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Joseph Albert Matyasovsky, Sr. 76, of Elizabeth Township, died Monday, April 23, 2018. He was born June 27, 1941 in Steubenville, OH., and was the son of the late August and Margaret (Zykowski) Matyasovsky. Joseph retired from General Motors Fisher Body Plant and was a US Army Veteran. He is survived by his wife, Marsha E. (Sanner) Matyasovsky, sons, Joseph A. (Jennifer O'Leary) Matyasovsky, Jr., and James Thomas (Lauren) Matyasovsky of Mount Vernon, grandchildren, Ivan, Nadia, Miles, and Lucas Matyasovsky, nieces and nephews.

 
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Terrence "Terry" Kinlough

April 25, 2018 |

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Terrence "Terry" Kinlough, 71, of White Oak, died Sunday, April 22, 2018. He was born April 4, 1947 in Pittsburgh and was the son of the late Jack and Alberta May (Boylan) Kinlough. Terry was a member of Corpus Christi Parish in McKeesport, the Clairton Anglers Club, White Oak Rod and Gun Club and The Romeo's of McKeesport. Terry was a Special Education Teacher at Brashear High School in Pittsburgh and also coached Wrestling, Cross County and Field and Track, and Girl's Tennis there. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Judith Lynn (Capuzzi) Kinlough, brother, Kenneth (Diane) Kinlough, brother-in-law, Frank (Donna) Capuzzi and many loving nieces and nephews.

 
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Marianne (McCarthy) Vaughn

April 24, 2018 |

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Marianne (McCarthy) Vaughn, 58, of Greenock, died Tuesday, April  24, 2018 at home. She was born November 4, 1959 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Chester L. and Doris (Soles) McCarthy. She is survived by her husband, David W. Vaughn, sons, Timothy David (Amber) Quiggle, Jr., of Belle Vernon, Patrick Michael Quiggle of North Versailles, and William David Vaughn of Penn Hills, sister, Doris Teti of White Oak, brother, Chester McCarthy of Florida, grandchildren, Alexander and Giovanna Quiggle, nieces and nephews.

 
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Linda Kay Reedy

April 23, 2018 |

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Linda Kay Reedy, 65, of North Huntingdon, formerly of Liberty Boro, died on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at home. She was born March 30, 1953 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Daniel Michael and Caroline Marie Niedzwecki Markovich. Linda worked as a cosmetologist for most of her life and her grandchildren and great-grandson were her life. She is survived by daughters, Lisa Marie Schade of Hempfield, Lea Ann (Gordon P. Lucas) Damasky of North Huntingdon, brother, Daniel Markovich, Sr., grandchildren, Carly Marie (Cody Pishko), Haley Elizabeth, Hannah Lea,and Nicholas James Schade, Emma Renae, Tori Lea and Dylan Patrick Lucas, great-grandson, Carter Allen Pishko, nephew, Daniel Markovich, Jr., niece, Jessica Markovich-Gesmond, as well as great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.

 
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Eva Bach Gioia

April 23, 2018 |

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Eva Bach Gioia, 98, of Elizabeth Township, died Sunday, April 21, 2018. She was born September 16, 1919 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Christopher Bach and the late Blanche Atwell Bach Sillman. She was the wife of the late Anthony Gioia who died January 21, 2013. Eva was a member of St. Patrick Parish in Christy Park and was a former Nurse's Aid at McKeesport Hospital. She is survived by her son, Anthony B. Gioia of Milford, Michigan, daughters, Cathy L. Gioia Beadling of Liberty Borough and Eva M. Gioia (Bill) Krause of West Newton, grandchildren, Christopher Gioia, Donald R. (Sharon) Beadling, Robert D. (Deanna) Beadling, Stacy M. (Jeff) Fuller, William A. (Tiffany) Krause and Angela M. Hodge, great-grandchildren, Gage Fuller, Makenzie Shipley, Sabrina Hodge, Madison Hodge, Camdyn Krause and Starr Conlan, great-great-grandson, Camber Maxwell, nieces and nephews.

 
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Elizabeth M. Kugler

April 23, 2018 |

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Elizabeth M. Kugler, 89, of McKeesport, died Saturday, April 21, 2018. She was born June 20, 1928 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Louis and Elizabeth Sarik. She was the wife of the late Clarence J. Kugler who died January 10, 2005. Elizabeth was the former proprietor of Lampert's Market in McKeesport and had previously worked for McKeesport Baking Co., A & P in Tenth Ward, McKeesport Area School District and Kadar's Clothing Store.  She is survived by her son, Richard (Jan) Kugler of White Oak and daughter, Kathleen (Brian) Tuttle of Munhall, grandchildren, Michael and Derrick Kugler, and Tyler, Ryan, Connor and Megan Tuttle, great-grandchildren, Mason, Madelyn, Liam and Sutton Kugler, nieces and nephews.

 
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Alex Stipanovich

April 23, 2018 |

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Alex Stipanovich, 81, of White Oak, died Saturday, April 21, 2018. He was born July 9, 1936 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Ilija (Alex) and Boja (Kusic) Stipanovich. Alex was an Accountant and Financial Manager and retired from Dravo Corporation and the CMU School of Music. He was a member of St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church where he was formerly Vice President there. He was also a member of Polaris Lodge F & AM, Duquesne Royal Arch Chapter No. 162, and Pittsburgh Commandry No. 1 Knight's Templar. Alex was a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Business Administration and was a member of Pitt Alumni. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Beverly (Timko) Stipanovich, sons, Nicholas (Darlene) Stipanovich of Latrobe and Michael (Christa) Stipanovich of Cresson, grandchilden, Amanda (David) McClearnon,  Alex, Ethan, Ryan, Loren, and Megyn Stipanovich and many nieces and nephews.

 
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Margaret (Kolesar) Zoscak

April 16, 2018 |

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Margaret (Kolesar) Zoscak, 88, of Elizabeth Township, died Sunday, April 15, 2018. She was born December 10, 1929 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Michael and Susan (Hudak) Kolesar. She was the wife of the late Joseph Lawrence Zoscak who died February 2, 2002. Margaret was a member of the former Holy Trinity Church in McKeesport and was a graduate of McKeesport High School. Her favorite joys in life were working at the various clothing fashion stores during McKeesport's "Booming Days"  in the 40's and 50's. She loved being home and helping her mom and dad and enjoyed listening to the music of her time. She was also an avid bird enthusiast. She is survived by her son, Jeffrey Zoscak of Monroeville, brother, Richard (Rita) Kolesar of East McKeesport, nieces, nephews and cousins.

 
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Katherine “Kathy” Louise Toner Hitchens

April 15, 2018 |

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Mrs. Katherine “Kathy” Louise Toner Hitchens, of Elizabeth Township, died Tuesday, April 10, 2018, in Burlington, NC, following an extended illness at age 85. Born in McKeesport, she is the daughter of the late, William James and Dorothea Nill Toner. Mrs. Hitchens grew up in Beaver, PA, then graduated from The Grier School in Tyrone, PA, where she pursued equestrian interests. Mrs. Hitchens earned her college degree from Endicott in Beverly, MA, majoring in retail merchandising, returned to Pittsburgh, and worked for Eastern Airlines and later, The United Steel Workers of America.  In 1956, she married Mr. Edward Floyd Hitchens and established residence in Elizabeth Township.  She was proceeded in death by him at the age of 39, an event which changed the course and mission of her life. After experiencing comfort from a Theos Grief support group, she felt the need to console others. Ultimately, she became the facilitator of this local support group for over thirty years, became involved in developing and later directing the Board of The Self Help Group Network of Pittsburgh, The Self Help Group Theos Foundation, was awarded The Pittsburgh Area Self Help Networking Award in 1987, and was nominated for The National President’s Service Award in 1995. She is a former Brownie Scout leader, current member of the Mount Vernon Presbyterian Church, and has served her community in numerous civic and voluntary capacities. Survivors include daughters, Nancy L. Hitchens of Elizabeth Township, PA, Janet L. Hitchens, of Burlington, NC, stepdaughter, Becky Dombroski, of Rome, NY, and grandson, Daniel “Evan” Piephoff, of Cambridge, MA.

 
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JoAnn Mary (Tick) Vanard

April 09, 2018 |

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JoAnn Mary (Tick) Vanard, 58, of McKeesport, died Friday, April 6, 2018. She was born February 11, 1960 in Pittsburgh and was the daughter of the late Robert G. and Geraldine A. (Kurka) Tick. She is survived by her sons, Eric L. Vanard and Sean R. Vanard of McKeesport, sister, Jennifer (Wayne) Sanders of Moon Township, brother,  Robert C. (Diana) Tick of Forest Hills, and nephews, Ryan and Jordan Tick and Wayne and Nicholas Sanders. There is no visitation.

 
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Isabella (Pearson) Thompson

April 06, 2018 |

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Isabella (Pearson) Thompson, 84, of Palmyra, Virginia went home to be with her Lord on Easter morning, Sunday, April 1, 2018. She was born in Homeville, Pennsylvania on April 15, 1933 to the late George H. and Dorothy (Lingertot) Pearson. Isabella grew up in Dravosburg, Pennsylvania, Where she graduated from McKeesport High School in 1951. She married the love of her life, the late Thomas Cowan Thompson of Glassport on May 16, 1952 at the First Methodist Church in Glassport. They were married for 60 years and resided in Elizabeth Township. After raising her four sons, Isabella began a career in banking and eventually retired as a bank officer for Three Rivers Bank. She was baptized at the Riverview Baptist Church of McKeesport in 1962, but continued following her love of Anglican Worship throughout her life. Most recently, she attended the Christ Anglican Fellowship Church in Orange, Virginia. Her favorite Bible verses were Philippians 4: 6-7. Isabella and Thomas had a love for travel and visited Nova Scotia, Bermuda, Israel and Alaska after retirement.

 
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Margaret I. Heath

April 06, 2018 |

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Margaret I. Heath, 93, formerly of Uniontown and Greenock, died Sunday, April 1, 2018. She was the daughter of the late John A. and Catherine (McKeeta) Ingram and the wife of the late Don Reid Heath. She is survived by her brother, Robert Ingram of White Oak and sister, Catherine Ingram of New York, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sister, Dorothy Stepko who died April  2, 2014. Margaret was an avid reader, gardener, and member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth Township.

 
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Richard E. Lieberum

April 06, 2018 |

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Richard E. Lieberum, 70, of McKeesport, died Tuesday, April 3, 2018. He was born August 18, 1947 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Edmund C. and Donna (Watson) Lieberum. He was the husband of the late Mary Jane (Knapton) Lieberum who died July 14, 2013. Richard was a member of St. Patrick Parish in Christy Park, AARP, and Elizabeth Township Senior Citizens. He was retired from Bechtel Marine Propulsion in Monroeville. He is survived by his son, Matthew (Heather) Lieberum and daughter, Angela  (Shawn) Ruby of Elizabeth Township, sisters, Joani Ashton and Carla (Ron) Anderchak of Elizabeth Township, grandchildren, Lauren Ruby and Weston and Peyton Lieberum, special nephew, Gerry Coulter,  nieces and nephews.

 
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