Mary Ann Tassone

August 02, 2016 |

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Mary Ann Tassone, age 55, of West Newton, formerly of Brentwood, was freed from her battle with cystic fibrosis on August 1, 2016 at UPMC Presbyterian. Born December 20, 1960 in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Dorothy (Stiles) Hoffman and proud wife of Larry Tassone for 28 years. Mary Ann was a certified esthetician, however her greatest joy was being a homemaker and mother. She was truly a "real life Betty Crocker", and will be remembered for her amazing cooking and baking. She also enjoying spending time fishing with her husband and feeding the bunnies that would visit her in her backyard. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughter, Lauren Marie Tassone, of home; siblings, Edward Hoffman, Patti Gilmore, Doris Papariella and Kathy Bryer; mother-in-law, Phyllis Tassone; father-in-law, Joseph Tassone; brother-in-law, Joseph Tassone; sister-in-law, Jennifer Lazaris; nephews, Josh, Jason, Shane and Cole Tassone; nieces, Kattie and Samantha Jones; and many other nieces, nephews and friends. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Darlene Hoffman; brother, Michael Hoffman; and her faithful dog, Lucky. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Thursday, August 4, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, August 5, 2016 at 11 a.m. at St. Angela Merici Church. Father Kevin Dominic will officiate. Memorial donations are suggested to support the Tassone Family at www.gofundme.com/2h9788s. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Rose L. Carrozza

July 30, 2016 |

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Rose L. Carrozza, age 88 of North Huntingdon, formerly of North Versailles, passed away at home on July 30, 2016.  Born June 12, 1928 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Helen Zuccarillo and wife of the late Anthony Carrozza.  Rose was retired from the East Allegheny School District, and she also worked for various doctor offices as well as McKeesport Hospital.  She was a member of the Palenese Women’s Club of Christy Park and a former swimming instructor at the McKeesport YMCA.  She was a Steelers fanatic and had a love of old movies, crime shows, game shows, and rooted for the underdog, such as her previously deceased dog Scrapper.  She is survived by her daughters, Paula Carrozza, of Virginia Beach, VA and Linda Mitchell, of North Huntingdon; grandson, Ryan (Sanya Sandhal) Honick, of Chicago, IL; brother-in-law Bernard Carrozza.  Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Monday, August 1, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, August 2, 2016, 10 a.m., at St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon. Entombment will follow at New St. Joseph Cemetery.  Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Dewayne B. Spate

July 30, 2016 |

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Dewayne B. Spate, age 86 of White Oak, formerly of McKeesport, passed away on Friday, July 29, 2016 at Briarcliff Pavilion in North Huntingdon. Born May 12, 1930 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Leland and Minnie (Barth) Spate, and husband of Nancy (Symington) Spate for 65 years. Dewayne honorably served our country in the US Army during the Korean War. Following his military service, he began his professional career as a photographer, working for G.C. Murphy Co., and also for The Times Observer. He was a member of the former Hope United Methodist Church. Dewayne will be remembered for being one of the biggest Civil War buffs, and he enjoyed taking his children to visit Gettysburg, where he was one of the best tour guides. He also loved all animals, especially his dog, Lucy, as well as watching and feeding the birds in his yard. Fishing was one of his favorite pastimes, and above all, he loved spending time with his family and grandchildren. His games of croquet with his grandkids will never be forgotten. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Jayne (Albert Keith) Szirmae of White Oak, Jim (Cindy) Spate of McKeesport, Jon (Susan) Spate of Rostraver Twp. and Judy (Chester) Berg of Elizabeth Boro.; grandchildren, Adam, Nick, Jody, Jenny, Sandor, Jake, Andrew, Mitchell, Zac and Kendrick; nine great-grandchildren; brother, David (Vicki) Spate of Missouri; special brother-in-law Edward Toperzer; sister-in-law, Nina (Symington) Howard; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was also preceded in death by his sister-in-law, Jane Toperzer; and his faithful dog, Lucy. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 from 2-8 p.m. Funeral Service will be Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home. Rev. Dr. Cynthia Bloise will officiate. Burial will follow at Jefferson Memorial Park. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Andrew William Patterson

July 29, 2016 |

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Andrew William Patterson, age 30 of McKeesport, formerly of West Mifflin, passed away on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at his home. Born June 18, 1986 in Pittsburgh, he was the son of Robert J. Patterson and MaryAnn (Skinta) Bartek. In addition to his parents, Andrew is survived by his brother, Rob (Nicole) Patterson of McKeesport; sister, Jennifer (Aron) Patterson of West Mifflin; grandmothers, Louise Shimkus and Joan Skinta; nieces and nephew, Ryan, Alanna and Emma; aunts and uncles, Laura (Jim) Howell, John (Judy) Skinta and Joe (MaryAnn) Skinta; and cousins, Jimmy, Alex, Joshua, Brendan, Brittany and James. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Joseph Skinta and Albert Shimkus. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Monday, August 8, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., with a Memorial Service to follow at 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Pastor Jody Dausey will officiate. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

John "Bob" Tharp

July 27, 2016 |

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John Robert “Bob” Tharp, age 79, passed away at home surrounded by his family on July 25, 2016.  Born December 27, 1936 in Waynesburg, he was the son of the late Abner and Mildred (Tustin) Tharp and the beloved husband of 44 years to Carol (Kaiser) Tharp.  Bob graduated from Waynesburg High School in 1956.  He went on to work as a Radiologic Technician at Greene County Memorial Hospital, McKeesport Hospital, Homestead Hospital, and retired from Jefferson Regional Medical Center.  He served in the Army Reserves for 9 years and was an active member of Evangelical Congregational Church (McKeesport) and their ARFOM Class Organization.  His other memberships included Masonic Youghiogheny Lodge #583, Tall Cedars of Lebanon Al-O-Mon Forest #138, and the Mon Yough Church Dartball League.  He volunteered for McKeesport Meals on Wheels and enjoyed gardening, dartball, and taking care of his grandchildren.  In addition to his wife, he is survived by son, Brian (Stacey) Tharp, or Monroeville; triplet grandchildren, Benjamin, Holden, and Kylen; brother, Charles Raymond Tharp, of Waynesburg; sisters, Erma Jean Carroll, of Belle Vernon, Martha Grim, of Windridge, Sarah (Orville) King, of Waynesburg and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his brother Barton at six years of age.  Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 from 6-8 p.m. and on Thursday, July 28, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.  The funeral service will be held on Friday, July 28, 2016 at 11 a.m. at the Evangelical Congregational Church in McKeesport.  Rev. Glen Irvin will officiate.  Burial will follow at Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  Memorial contributions may be made to Evangelical Congregational Church or to the Alzheimer’s Association 1100 Liberty Ave, Ste E-201 Pittsburgh, PA 15222.  Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Thomas Binger

July 27, 2016 |

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Thomas R. Binger, age 46 of McKeesport, passed on Friday, July 22, 2016 at Allegheny General Hospital. Born October 29, 1969 in McKeesport, he was the son of Chris (Breletic) Binger and the late Gary M. "Red" Binger, and beloved husband of Lori A. Tatkus-Binger for 21 years. In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by his daughter, Schae, of home; grandmother, Dominga Breletic, of McKeesport; sister, Melissa Binger, of McKeesport; niece, Lily Binger; brother, Matthew (Shannon Payne) Binger, of New York; uncles, Robin Breletic and Kevin (Kim) Breletic; sister-in-law, Chris (Joe) DiBattista; cousins, Carly, Dylan and Ryan; and his cherished dogs, Scrappy, Onyx, Zeus and Pollo. He was also preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Charlotte Tatkus. Thomas worked for UPMC McKeesport where he was a dedicated surgical technician for many years. His greatest joy in life was spending time with his family. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Monday, July 25, 2016 from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday, July 26, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Blessing Service will be Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 9:15 a.m. at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Holy Name Church, Christ the Light of the World Parish. Father Thomas J. Lewandowski will officiate. Burial will be private. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Thomas R. Binger

July 23, 2016 |

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Thomas R. Binger, age 46 of McKeesport, passed on Friday, July 22, 2016 at Allegheny General Hospital. Born October 29, 1969 in McKeesport, he was the son of Chris (Breletic) Binger and the late Gary M. "Red" Binger, and beloved husband of Lori A. Tatkus-Binger for 21 years. In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by his daughter, Schae, of home; grandmother, Dominga Breletic, of McKeesport; sister, Melissa Binger, of McKeesport; niece, Lily Binger; brother, Matthew (Shannon Payne) Binger, of New York; uncles, Robin Breletic and Kevin (Kim) Breletic; sister-in-law, Chris (Joe) DiBattista; cousins, Carly, Dylan and Ryan; and his cherished dogs, Scrappy, Onyx, Zeus and Pollo. He was also preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Charlotte Tatkus. Thomas worked for UPMC McKeesport where he was a dedicated surgical technician for many years. His greatest joy in life was spending time with his family. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Monday, July 25, 2016 from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday, July 26, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Blessing Service will be Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 9:15 a.m. at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Holy Name Church, Christ the Light of the World Parish. Father Thomas J. Lewandowski will officiate. Burial will be private. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Elaine Bartko

July 19, 2016 |

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Elaine R. Bartko, age 69 of McKeesport, formerly of New Port Richey, FL, passed on Sunday, July 17, 2016 at UPMC Presbyterian. Born March 27, 1947 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Wendell and Louise (Lamb) Wakefield. She is survived by her daughters, Amy Jo Lannan Butler and her husband Curtis, of McKeesport and Danett Guerra Fahr and her husband Justin, of New Port Richey, FL; grandchildren, James Davis, Jr., Dean Stupar, Jayson Davis, Ameeka Davis, Coleton Fahr and Brielle Fahr; great-grandchildren, Jai'den Davis, James Davis, III, and Aalaya Davis; siblings, Clair (Joanne) Wakefield, Edith (the late Neal) Davis, Barbara (Peter) Pease and Robert (Karen) Wakefield; step-children, Andrew S. Bartko, Gary Bartko, Kelly Estok and Jennifer Gallagher; her beloved companion, John Meyers; many nieces and nephews; and her cherished dog, Oreo. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew G. Bartko; and siblings, William Wakefield, Claudia Shegan and Cynthia Wakefield. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral Service will be Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Stanley Horvat

July 19, 2016 |

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Stanley P. Horvat, age 61 of Elizabeth Twp., formerly of West Mifflin, passed on Friday, July 15, 2016 at UPMC Presbyterian. Born July 17, 1954 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late John and Helen (Hamar) Horvat, and beloved husband of Sharon (Raymer) Horvat. Stanley was employed with US Steel Duquesne Works, where he worked in the accounting department for many years. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus as a 3rd degree Knight and was a longtime member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth. He was a devoted grandfather who loved to spend time with all of his grandkids, especially collecting football cards for them to enjoy. In addition to his parents and wife, he is survived by his children, Matthew (Jaime) Horvat of Brentwood, Erica (Glenn) Ace of White Oak, Nicolle (Allen) Booth of Elizabeth and Kasey (Raymond) Zang of White Oak; grandchildren, Owen, Kayla, Tyler, Izabella, Cloè, Alexia, Brayden, Faith, Phoebe, Zavier, Stella and Quinn; brother, Alan (Sharon) Horvat of West Mifflin; sister-in-law, Linda (Dean) Gibson of Simpsonville, SC; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, Dennis Horvat. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 10 a.m. at St. Michael Parish, Elizabeth Twp. Father Thomas A. Wagner will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery in West Mifflin. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Clara E. Horvath

July 11, 2016 |

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Clara E. Horvath, age 94, of McKeesport, passed away on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at The Palms of O'Neil in McKeesport.  Born October 25, 1921 in Rankin PA, she was the daughter of the late Cosimos and Maria (Salazar) Izzo, and beloved wife of the late Joseph A. Horvath.
Clara was a bookkeeper for Menzie Dairy for 30 years and was a lifelong member of St. Angela Parish in White Oak.
She is survived by her son Joseph (Barbara) Horvath of Morgantown, WV. Grandchildren include Joseph (Samantha), Christopher and Jeffrey Horvath, Josh (Angela) Mason and Jodee (Tim) Heydon. Great-grandchildren are Joseph, Harper, Abigail, Miles, Olivia and Henry; sister Esther Linderman of Mt. Vernon.  Clara was also preceded in death by her sister Eva Krol and brother Louis Izzo.
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Michael Babyak

July 06, 2016 |

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Michael Babyak, age 93 of White Oak, formerly of McKeesport, passed away on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at UPMC McKeesport. Born June 3, 1923 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Jon and Mary Babyak, and beloved husband of Margaret (Haynick) Babyak for almost 70 years. Michael was part of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) as a young teen, and later joined the US Army where he honorably served our country during WWII. Following his military service, he worked as a general foreman for US Steel National Tube Works, retiring after many years of dedicated service. He was a member of the White Oak American Legion Post 701, AARP Chapter 2911 in Versailles and the Knights of Columbus. He was a very active member of St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church in McKeesport and a former Holy Name Society member. Some of Michael's favorite pastimes were his trips to the mountains, taking long road trips where he always enjoyed driving, and playing all types of card games with friends and family. Above all, Michael will be remembered as being a family man who devoted his life to his loving family. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Michael A. (Jenny) Babyak of Somerset and Joyce A. (Alan) Goebel of McKeesport; grandchildren, Michele Babyak (Denny Hustead) and Lynette (John) Schuetz; great-grandchildren, Tyler and Brandon Schuetz; brother, Edward (Helen) Babyak; and many loving nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by his siblings, Jon Babyak, Mary Dolores Curley and Helen Kugler. Per Michael's wishes, services will be private and are entrusted to Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, 410 Sixth St., McKeesport, PA 15132. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Joan E. Gasser

July 06, 2016 |

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Joan E. Gasser, age 79 of McKeesport, formerly of West Mifflin, passed Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at Riverside Care Center in McKeesport. Born January 31, 1937,  in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mabel (Hays) Fullard and the wife of the late Albert W. Gasser.
Joan was retired from the former Paule's Lookout and also the Duquesne Golf Club, where she worked as a waitress.
She enjoyed swimming, jazz music, the late great oldies and loved to play all types of cards, she was known as a, "Card Shark!"
She is survived by grandchildren, Jessica Bricker, Lori Beth Campbell, Kristin Gasser and Joe Gasser; great grandchildren, Mackenzie and Andrew Bricker; also nieces and nephew.
In addition to her parents and husband, Joan was preceded in death by children, Patricia J. Campbell and Theodore Gasser; sister, Patricia Van Horn.
 

Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home   Crematory on Saturday, July 9, 2016 from 10 am until the time of service at Noon, in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow in McKeesport   Versailles Cemetery.

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Evelyn L. Kondrich

July 02, 2016 |

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Evelyn L. Kondrich, age 86 of Hempfield Twp., formerly of North Huntingdon, passed on Friday, July 1, 2016 at Latrobe Hospital. Born February 5, 1930 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Edward "Doc" and Rose (Kovac) Dougherty, and beloved wife of the late Charles Kondrich. Evelyn found great joy in the many group bus trips she would take, having traveled across the country many times. She was an avid Steelers Fan, and her enthusiasm for the game will be missed. She also enjoyed spending time tending to her garden at home. She is survived by her children, Mark Kondrich of Irwin, Chris (Janice) Kondrich of Unity Twp., and Lori (Charles) Walk of Hempfield Twp.; grandchildren, John "Randy", Jeremy, Katie, Michelle and Nicole Kondrich; and many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Rose Beldham and Diane Vendetti. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 from 11:00 am until time of Blessing Service at 1:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Father Kevin Dominic will officiate. Inurnment will be private at Penn-Lincoln Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to Excela Home Care & Hospice, Attn: Mary Ellen Davin,  134 Industrial Park Dr., Suite 1600, Greensburg, PA 15601.

 

Margaret Ann Goldstrohm

June 25, 2016 |

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Margaret Ann Goldstrohm, age 84 of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, June 24, 2016 at home. Born December 18, 1931 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Ryniak and Jennie (Marnell) Ryniak, and beloved wife of the late Glenn Goldstrohm. Margaret was a former model and also worked at Katzman's Clothing Store in McKeesport. Margaret's greatest joy was tending to her home. She is survived by her daughter, Joern Goldstrohm (Kevin Clair) of White Oak; also nieces and nephews and her special nieces Janice Wolfe and Christina Reed. Margaret was also preceded in death by her sister and brother-in-law, Delores and Raymond Plowchalk. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Monday, June 27, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick Church. Father Vince Velas will officiate. Burial will follow at Richland Cemetery. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

George R. "Skip" Light

June 24, 2016 |

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George R. "Skip" Light, age 85 of White Oak, passed peacefully on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at The Palms at O'Neil in McKeesport. Born December 27, 1930 in Swissvale, he was the son of the late George A. Light and Helen (Wentroble) Light Butorajac and beloved husband of the late Patty (Hetrick) Light. George honorably served our country in the US Army during the Korean War. Following his military service, he worked for Westinghouse-Bettis in the printing and reproduction department, retiring after more than 30 years of employment. He was a longtime member of St. John's Lutheran Church in North Versailles and also a member of the White Oak American Legion Post 701. George's greatest joy was spending time with his family and his surprise visits will be missed by many. He is survived by his son, John R. Light (Tracy Kelley) of White Oak; grandchildren, Jason and Jenna Light and their mother, Jaclyn Light; sister, Miriam (the late Gerald) Miller of Toronto, OH; and many nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Richard Light. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Saturday, June 25, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. and Sunday, June 26, 2016 from 2-4 p.m. Funeral Service will be Monday, June 27, 2016 at 10 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church, 715 Lincoln Highway (Route 30), North Versailles, PA 15137. Rev. Richard Krug will officiate. (Everyone please meet at church) Burial will follow at Jefferson Memorial Park. Memorial donations are suggested to St. John's Lutheran Church. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com