Richard J. Abraitis

March 18, 2017 |

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Richard J. Abraitis, 68, of Apollo, died Friday, March 17, 2017 at the William Penn Care Center.  Born in McKeesport, October 10, 1948, he was the son of the late Michael J. and Mabel E. “Betty” Hagan Abraitis, Jr.  He was a retired heavy equipment driver, a member of St. James the Greater church in Apollo, the Apollo V.F.W., the American Legion in Vandergrift, and was a U.S. Marine veteran of the Vietnam War.  He is survived by 2 brothers, Michael J. Abraitis III of McKeesport and David R. Abraitis of McKeesport; 2 sisters, Loretta Nothdurft and Susan M. Cokain of Harrisville, PA; also by nieces and nephews.  Friends will be received in the Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 on Monday from 3-7 PM.  A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at Corpus Christi Church by Father Thomas Moore, OSB on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 11:00 AM.  Interment will follow in McKeesport and Versailles Cemetery.

 

Matthew V. Gladkowski

February 27, 2017 |

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Matthew V. Gladkowski, 60, of McKeesport, died Sunday, February 26, 2017 at The Grove at Irwin.  Born in Troy, Missouri on February 15, 1957, he was the son of the late Theodore H. and Mary Rose Brown Gladkowski, and was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Tamara Sue Gladkowski and Karen Lynn Everett.  He is survived by 2 brothers, Jan Gladkowski of Seminole, FL and Theodore Gladkowski of North Versailles; 2 sisters, Alexandra Juarez of McKeesport and Deidre Ann Gladkowski of East McKeesport; nephews, Charles Anthony Mullins of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Jason Juarez of Georgia, and Theodore Gladkowski of North Huntingdon; and a niece, Gretchen Gladkowski of Pittsburgh; also by great nieces and nephews.  Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 is in charge of arrangements.  A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 11:00 AM in the funeral home.

 

Edward E. Humphreys

January 24, 2017 |

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Edward Eugene Humphreys, 75, of McKeesport, died January 23, 2017, with his sister by his side.  She was there for him when he needed her, and was his best friend.  Beloved son of the late Edward R. and Isabelle C. McBride Humphreys, their first born.  They were truly blessed to have a wonderful son.  He was their life, and he gave them nothing but happiness.  His life was fulfilled with the love that he got from his parents.  He was a kind hearted person and everyone loved him.  He always had a joke to tell to make someone smile or laugh.  He loved playing the guitar and going to the park.  He worked for Francis McBride Wall Coverings as a wall paper hanger, and served in the U.S. Navy.  He had a heart of gold and a wonderful soul, and a kind, loving, and sweet spirit.  With his laugh and his smile, he helped ease the pain and suffering of many.  Now he is at peace, free from his own pain and suffering.  When you love someone, every moment is shadowed by the fear of loss.  The more you loved, the more you feel the loss.  His death leaves a giant hole in the hearts of his many family members and friends.  Today we are not saying goodbye, but only saying we will see you again.  He is survived by his brother, Steven Humphreys of McKeesport and his sister, Sally Humphreys of McKeesport, also by his beloved pets, Max, Abigal, and Maggie, who loved him with all their hearts.  The Yorkies were the joy of his life. Friends will be received in the Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 on Friday, January 27, 2017, from 2-4 & 6-8 PM, where a Blessing will be celebrated by the Rev. Thomas A. Wagner at 3:30 PM.

 

Lillian Anna Foster

January 11, 2017 |

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Lillian Anna Foster, 91, of White Oak, died Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at Allegheny Valley Hospital, Natrona Heights, PA.  Born in Pittsburgh, August 12, 1925, she was a retired stenographer at the University of Pittsburgh and was employed by McQuiston and Gibson, Engineers; Harbison-Walker Refractories; and by the family business, R.A. Foster and Son in McKeesport.  A graduate of Westinghouse High School, she was a member of Kephart United Methodist Church, and was superintendent of its Sunday school; was a member of A.A.R.P., Wimodausis, McKeesport Hospital Auxiliary.  She enjoyed card clubs with her many friends, but mostly enjoyed her home, cooking, and her family.  Daughter of the late Donald C. and Margaret Lintelman Steffler; wife of the late Alexander D. Foster; mother of the late Alexander D. Foster, Jr.; sister of the late Donald Steffler and Gwendolyn (Lloyd) Murray; she is survived by her daughter, Susan Jane (Todd) Moses of New Kensington, with whom she resided; 4 grandsons, Alexander D. Foster III of White Oak, Daniel Douglas (Nicole) Foster of North Huntingdon, Jonathan (Ashley) Moses of Franklin, TN, and Joshua (Jamielynn) Moses of Allegheny Township; daughter in law, Deborah J. Foster of White Oak; 5 great grandchildren, Gwendolyn, Macoy, Eleanor, Daxton, and Colton; brother in law, William H. (Virginia) Foster of the South Hills; 2 nephews, William and James; 4 nieces, Patricia (Chris), Lois, Joan (Brian), and Shirley.  Friends will be received in the Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 on Saturday from noon until 2 PM.  A service will be held in the funeral home on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 2 PM with the Rev. Harold Mele officiating.  Interment will follow in McKeesport and Versailles Cemetery.

 

Terry Lynn Barlak

November 22, 2016 |

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Terry Lynn Barlak, 65, of Monroeville, died Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at UPMC East, Monroeville.  A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, she received her master’s degree from Chatham University, and was retired as director of Children and Youth Services for Allegheny County.  Daughter of the late Adolph and Marion Jacobs Markowitz, she is survived by her husband, Kevin Barlak; son, Michael Barlak of Monroeville; daughter, Sara Papachristou of Hampton Township; 3 grandchildren; and sister, Daryl Marks of the North Hills.  She was preceded in death by her sister, Cynthia Mayer.  A graveside service will be held Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at 3:00 PM in the New Gemilas Chesed Cemetery, Upper Heckman Road, White Oak, PA  15131.  Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 is in charge of arrangements.

 

June E. Traeger

November 04, 2016 |

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June E. Traeger, 99, of White Oak, died Thursday, November 3, 2016 at Mount Vernon of Elizabeth.  Born in McKeesport, June 12, 1917, daughter of the late Alfred A. and Edith Lindemyer Neuman.  She was a paralegal for A.M. Simon in McKeesport, and an estate administrator for Rose, Schmidt, and Dixon in Pittsburgh.  Wife of the late Edward W. Traeger, who died April 13, 1982, she is survived by her daughter and son in law, (Kathy J. (Frank J.) Orris of White Oak; granddaughter, Lisa Hivick of Ohio; grandson, David Orris of Ohio; and grandchildren in her extended family which includes Mary Beth Wilkins, John Peterson, James Peterson, and Meg Panarama.  She was preceded in death by her sister, Thelma F. Fedorka.  The oldest living member , elder, and deacon of McKeesport Presbyterian Church (formerly Central Presbyterian Church), she was a McKeesport High School graduate, Class of 1934.  She was past matron of the former White Oak Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, past president of the Women’s Association of Central Presbyterian Church, past president of the McKeesport Symphony Auxillary, and an associate member of the McKeesport Hospital Junior Committee.  Friends will be received in McKeesport Presbyterian Church following worship on Sunday, November 6, 2016 from noon until 2 PM.  A service will be held Monday, November 7, 2016 in the church sanctuary at 11:00 AM with the Rev. John Peterson officiating.  Entombment will follow in the mausoleum at McKeesport and Versailles Cemetery.  Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 is in charge of the arrangements.  The family suggests contributions to Hospice 365.

 

June Morrison Fiddler

October 25, 2016 |

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June Morrison Fiddler, 93, formerly of the Luther Ridge Retirement Community, Chambersburg, PA, and Mount Vernon, PA, died Tuesday, October 25, 2016 in Quincy Village, Waynesboro, PA.  Born in McKeesport on February 14, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Lloyd and Mary Ellen Sigley Morrison.  Wife of the late Albert Fiddler, she is survived by her daughter, Nancy Fiddler of Orlando, FL, also by nieces and nephews, and was preceded in death by her son, Robert Edward Fiddler and her sister, Nancy Johnson.  She was a retired secretary and former member of Mt. Vernon Community Presbyterian Church.  Mrs. Fiddler was a member of the Central Presbyterian Church of Chambersburg, was a graduate of McKeesport High School, class of 1940, and attended the University of Pittsburgh.  She was a member of Falling Spring AARP #2840, the Afternoon Club, and the Kittochinny Historical Society, and served on the board of Meals on Wheels and IRP at Wilson College.  Friends will be received in the Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 on Friday from 3-7 PM and Saturday from 10-11 AM.  A service will be held Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 11:00 AM in the funeral home with the Rev. Dr. William K. Little officiating.  Interment will follow in Jefferson Memorial Park.  The family suggests contributions to Mt. Vernon Community Presbyterian Church, 2200 Buena Vista Road, Elizabeth Twp., PA  15135; Central Presbyterian Church, 40 Lincoln Way West, Chambersburg, PA  17201; or to a favorite charity.  Condolences may be sent to Nancy Fiddler, 2650 St. Paul Road, Chambersburg, PA  17202.

 

Dorothy R. Stevick

October 14, 2016 |

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Dorothy Rupert Stevick, 97, died October 3, 2016 at Spring Arbor of Williamsburg.  Born in Pittsburgh, PA on March 18, 1919, she was the daughter of Roy Milton and Charlotte McCuaig Rupert, Sr.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Curtis Stevick; son, Robert S. Stevick II; brother, Roy M. Rupert, Jr.; and sister, Betty Turner.   Mrs Stevick was a secretary for the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation.  Survivors include her daughter, Susan Stevick and her son in law, Dr. Kenneth L. Webb, both of Richmond, VA and her sister, Barbara R. Fabian.  A private service was held at Mount Vernon Cemetery Chapel.  The family suggests contributions if desired to the Olde Town Medical Center, 5249 Olde Town Road, Williamsburg, VA  23188.  Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 is in charge of local funeral arrangements.

 

Mary Ann Popovich

October 03, 2016 |

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Mary Ann Strager Mamula Popovich, 68, of McKeesport died Sunday, October 2, 2016 at home.  Born December 13, 1947 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late George J. “Scottie” and Sophie Munyas Strager and wife of the late Stoyan Popovich.  She was a retired high school French and English teacher in the McKeesport Area School District.  She was a member of St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church, a graduate of Slippery Rock University, and was the administrator of civil service exams to police and fire candidates for the City of McKeesport.  She was the author of “Thy Perfect Gift”, a book of profound prayers and powerful words of wisdom, and told everyone she was a graduate of the George S. Patton School of Tact and Charm (no tact, no charm, I just get the job done).  Friends will be received in St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 from 10-11 AM.  A service will be held there at 11:00 AM with the Very Rev. Stevo Rocknage officiating.  Interment will follow in McKeesport and Versailles Cemetery.  Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 is in charge of arrangements.

 

Charles "Charlie" Sidun, Jr.

September 21, 2016 |

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Charles “Charlie” Sidun, Jr., 90, of Christy Park, died Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at UPMC McKeesport.  Born in Royal, PA on February 24, 1926, he was a contractor and barber, was a member of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in New Salem, a member of the Free and Accepted Masons, Al O Mon Forest #138, Tall Cedars of Lebanon, and the Syria Temple of the Shrine in Pittsburgh.  He was a WW II U.S. Army Air Force veteran, and served in the Pacific Theater.  Son of the late Charles and Helen Volosin Sidun, Sr., husband of the late Bertha Jane Mikita Sidun, he is survived by two sons, Dr. Charles Stephen Sidun of McKeesport and Dr. Gary Alan Sidun of McKeesport, and nieces and nephews.  He was the brother of the late Michael, John, and Peter Sidun, Helen Duboy, Mary Vacha, and Anna Magda.  Friends will be received in the Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 on Wednesday from 7-9 PM and Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM.  A service will be held Friday, September 23, 2016 beginning in the funeral home at 9:30 AM and at St. Sava Orthodox Church on Hartman Street in McKeesport at 10:00 AM with the Very Rev. Ditaly Dudkin officiating.  Panachida will be held Thursday at 7 PM in the funeral home.  Interment with military honors will follow in Mount Vernon Cemetery.

 

Jason M. Bertoty

September 17, 2016 |

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Jason M. Bertoty, 38, of McKeesport, died Thursday, September 15, 2016 at home.  Born in McKeesport, December 5, 1977, he was the son of the late Barbara Maines Bertoty and is survived by his father, Michael R. Bertoty of Jeannette; 2 children, Gavin Bertoty and Scarlet Bertoty; a brother, Wayne Bertoty of Elizabeth; 2 sisters, Lisa M. Lochinski of McKeesport and Margaret Clark of Sewickley. He was a graduate of McKeesport High School, was a McKeesport Tiger State AAA wrestling champion in 1996, and attended Pitt and C.C.A.C. The Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 is in charge of arrangements.  The family suggests contributions to the Verland Foundation, 212 Iris Road, Sewickley, PA  15143.

 

Ralph R. Alster

August 31, 2016 |

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Ralph R. Alster, 72, of Mt. Lebanon, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 30, 2016.  Ralph was the son of the late Wilbert and Grace Alster.  He earned a degree in architecture from Carnegie Tech.  He truly enjoyed his professional career.  He designed St. Brendan Episcopal Church in Franklin Park and Carnegie Presbyterian Church in Carnegie.  He renovated numerous other structures in Western Pennsylvania and New Jersey.  Many people appreciated his design of the trolley stop at Station Square.  He is survived by cousins, Edwin, Jr., Ronald, Robert, and Carole Lynne Alster and Margaret Horn.  A memorial service will be held in Carnegie Presbyterian Church on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at 2:00 PM.  Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 is in charge of the arrangements.

 

Florence L. Helfer

August 31, 2016 |

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Florence L. “Lola” Helfer, 93, formerly of Slickville, died Sunday, August 28, 2016, at home.  Born November 14, 1922, she was daughter of the late Benedetto and Louise Balzano Fenili and wife of the late Edward Helfer.  Mrs. Helfer was a member of St. Sylvester Church, Slickville Civic Center, and E.M. Kralick Post #18 American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.  She is survived by daughters, Maxine (Richard) Balest of Norfolk, MA, Louise (Bill) Hunter of McKeesport, with whom she resided, and Kristin (John) Koester of Reston, VA; 7 Grandchildren; 5 Great Grandchildren; nieces and nephews.  Mrs. Helfer was preceded in death by brothers, Daniel Fenili and Louis Albert “Bates” Fenili and sisters, Minnie Markitell, Lena Lester, Rose Havaran, and Ida Bair.  Friends will be received Friday from 7-9 pm at Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA 15132.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Rev. Salvatore R. Lamendola at 10 am on Saturday, September 3, 2016, at St. Sylvester Church in Slickville.  Entombment will follow in Twin Valley Chapel Mausoleum in Delmont.

 

Blanche L. Reynolds

June 28, 2016 |

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Blanche L. Reynolds, 97, formerly of McKeesport, died Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at Locust Grove Assisted Living in West Mifflin, PA.  Born in Homeville, PA on June 30, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Frederick Emmet and Anna Mathilda Hoffman Hanst.  Wife of the late William J. Reynolds, she is survived by her daughters, Linda (Dan) Rendulic of Port Vue and Charlene (Glenn) Hennon of Glen Rock, PA, son, Gary W. (Noreen) Reynolds of Glenshaw, 6 grandchildren, Dan and Carl Rendulic, Bradley and Brian Hennon, and Gary and Nick Reynolds, also by 9 great grandchildren and 1 great-great granddaughter.  She was preceded in death by a brother, Fred Hanst, and 2 sisters, Dorothy Albrecht and Ruth Hanst.  She was a member of the former Hope United Methodist Church and Beulah Park United Methodist Church.  Friends will be received in the Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 on Friday, July 1, 2016 from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM, where a service will be conducted at 2:00 PM with her grandson, Pastor Brian Hennon officiating.  Interment will follow in Jefferson Memorial Park.  The family suggests contributions to Heritage Hospice, 2400 Leechburg Road, New Kensington, PA  15068.

 

Nathan Weiss

May 26, 2016 |

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Nathan Weiss, 92, of McKeesport died Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at The Palms At O’Neil.  Born in McKeesport, May 23, 1924, he was a factory representative, a member of Temple B’nai Israel, and a WW II US Army veteran, serving in active duty and the reserves for 31 years with a rank of Master Sergeant.  Son of the late Armon and Fannie Solomon Weiss, he is survived by his wife, Reisse Jeanne Palley Weiss and by nieces and nephews.  A graveside service with military honors will be held Friday, May 27, 2016 at 2:00 PM in the Temple B’nai Israel Cemetery with Rabbi Moshe Russell officiating.  Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 is in charge of arrangements.

 

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