Patricia J. Riazzi

June 27, 2017 |

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Patricia Jean (Wolf) Riazzi, age 87, of McKeesport, died June 26, 2017 at The Palms at O’Neil. Born January 28, 1930 in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late George Jr. and Jean (Currie) Wolf, and the wife of the late Eugene F. Riazzi. She is survived by sons, Eugene (Wendy) Riazzi, Greg (Mimi) Riazzi, Gerry (Becky) Riazzi, and Gilbert (Cindy) Riazzi; grandchildren, Natalie, Gina, Anthony, Shawn, Zachary, Shelby, Nathan, and Taylor; great-grandchildren, Olivia and Maura; sister, Lois Geer; brother, George N. Wolf, III. She was preceded in death by her grandson, Jordan Riazzi and sister, Frances Hydak. At the request of the family, services will be private. Arrangements were entrusted to Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory.  Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Nelda Audrey Kreahling

June 25, 2017 |

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Nelda A. Kreahling, age 97, of White Oak, died on June 23, 2017 at The Grove in Irwin. Born April 15, 1920 in Wilmerding, she was the daughter of the late William and Sadie (Pricener) Berkoben and the wife of the late Robert Paul Kreahling, Sr. Nelda was a member of the St. Angela Merici Church. She was very active with the local AARP and enjoyed coordinating tours for many years. She also loved to bowl and play cards. Nelda is survived by her children, Robert Paul "Skip" (Sue) Kreahling, Jr. of Booth Bay Harbor, ME, Marian Jean "Sue" (John) Himes of Carlisle, PA; nephew, Craig (Melissa) Borst of Upper St. Clair; grandchildren, Gretchen (John) McKay of Abbotstown, PA, Kathleen (Marc) Miller of Blackwater, MI, Jay (Patricica) Himes of Carlisle, Peter (Mary) Himes of Chicago IL.; great- grandchildren, Sarah Elizabeth and Kayla Marie Miller, Galen and Quentin Himes, Henry and Charles Himes; sister, Laverne Borst of Sarasota, FL; many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband Nelda was preceded in death by her brothers, Robert, William, and Wayne Berkoben.  Family and friends will be received at the Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, from 4-6 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 10 a.m., at St. Angela Merici Church. Father Kevin J. Dominik will be the celebrant. Entombment will follow in the New St. Joseph Mausoleum.
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Gladys R. "Sis" Piechowicz

June 22, 2017 |

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Gladys R. “Sis” Piechowicz, 91, of Kittanning, PA, passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at her home.

She was born May 27, 1926 in McKeesport, the daughter of Ralph and Helen (Adams) Bales.

 
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Donna A. Govanucci

June 21, 2017 |

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Donna Ann Govanucci, 75, of Elizabeth Township passed away on June 19, 2017, after a valiant struggle with Parkinson’s and Lewy body disease.

 
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Olga Takacs

June 14, 2017 |

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Olga Takacs, age 85, of McKeesport, died June 12, 2017, at Senior Care Plaza, in McKeesport. Born November 13, 1931, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Mary (Nebesio) Goscinsky and the wife of the late Louis J. Takacs, for over 50 wonderful years.

Olga dedicated her life to caring for her family. She was a member of Corpus Christi Church. She had a passion for antiquing with her dear husband Louis and you could find them most weekends at the Eastland Flea Market. She also enjoyed bingo, trips to spend time with her daughter in Maryland and most recently she took her first airplane flight at age 83, to visit her son in Chicago, IL.

Olga is survived by her children, Denise (Albert) Dawson of Frederick, MD, Karen Takacs of Herminie, PA, Ronald (Paula) Takacs of Chicago, IL, Jill (Gerard) Gluscic of Belle Vernon, PA and Cheryl (Robert) Shega of White Oak, PA; grandchildren, Albert, Jeff, Kevin, Justin, Jared, Samantha, Alex, Jordan, Hannah and Joshua; great grandchildren, Hayden, Kayla, Kirsten, Kylie, Christian and Jayden; sister, Sophie Warabak of White Oak; many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Olga was also preceded in death by siblings, Rose, Stella, Anna, Mary and Joe.

Family and friends will be received at the Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Friday June 16, 2017, from 2 – 4 p.m. and 7 – 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, June 17, 2017, 10 a.m., at Corpus Christi Church. Fr. Steven M. Palsa will be the celebrant. Committal will follow in Round Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Vietnam Veterans of America, 890 Saw Mill Run Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15226.

Condolences may be shared atwww.jaycoxjaworski@aol.com

 

LaVerne Elaine Redenbaugh

June 11, 2017 |

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LaVerne Elaine Redenbaugh, age 77, of McKeesport, formerly of Port Vue, died June 11, 2017, at John J. Kane Regional Medical Center. Born September 8, 1939, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Harry Howard and Dorothy Marie (Bedell) Serena and the wife of the late Charles Orvel Redenbaugh. LaVerne worked as a pre-school teacher for over 15 years. She truly dedicated her life to caring for all children. In her early years, she was a Girl Scout and a Cub Scout Leader, where she especially enjoyed the camping trips with the children. She was a member of the former Riverview Baptist Church, where she was also the Sunday School Director. LaVerne was also on her Highschool Reunion Committee.
She is survived by her children, Charles Allen (Kim) Redenbaugh of Monroeville, Terry Lee (Tabitha) Redenbaugh of Rostraver, Debbie Allene (Jeffrey) Brewer of Elizabeth and Shonna Lynne (David) Michaliszyn of Elizabeth Twp.; 11 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; brother, Harry Howard (Philomena) Serena, III of Niles, OH; step-brother, Allen Ray Helmick of Littleton, CO; many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, LaVerne was also preceded in death by her step-mother, Allene Johnson Helmick Serena.
Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at 10 a.m., in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow in Mt. Vernon Cemetery.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the family.
Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Ronald A. Banks

June 09, 2017 |

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Ronald A. Banks, Jr., age 49, of McKeesport, died June 4, 2017 at Trinity West Hospital in Steubenville, OH.  Born June 8, 1967 in McKeesport, he was the son of Lois (Downie) and the late Ronald A. Banks, Sr.  He was a former bagpiper with the Macdonald Pipe Band, a member of the Clairton Sportsman Club and the Tau Phi Delta Fraternity at Penn State.  Ronald was an avid hunter and fisherman.  In addition to his mother, he is survived by daughters, Josie and Mattie Banks, brother, Dan (Lynn) Banks; niece, Megan Banks; nephew, Jared Banks, and ex-wife and great friend Julie Warf Banks.  Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Sunday from 12-4 and 6-8 p.m.  A funeral service will be held on Monday, 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Pastor Alan Olson will officiate.  Interment will follow at Mt. Vernon Cemetery.  Condolences may be shared at www.jayxox-jaworskifh.com

 

William S. Astrab

June 02, 2017 |

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William S. Astrab, age 87, of White Oak, died June 1, 2017, at home. Born January 26, 1930, in Duquesne, he was the son of the late George W. and Anna (Dzuro) Astrab and the husband of the late Elizabeth Jean (Kunkle) Astrab.

Bill was retired from the City of McKeesport Fire Department, where he bravely served the families of McKeesport for over 22 years. He then worked at the former McKeesport National Bank, as an auditor for an additional 10 years. He was a US Army veteran, serving during the Korean War. Bill was a member of the Corpus Christi Church. He was a member of the American Legion Post # 701, the PNA and the 11th Ward Club. He enjoyed NCAA basketball, telling a good story and most of all spending time with his family and being proud of his grandchildren. Bill was an original “East Ender,” and loved to share stories about the old East End of McKeesport.

Bill is survived by his children, Kathleen (George) Astrab – Stepansky of White Oak, William Astrab of Stafford, VA and Patricia (Ismet) Adnan of Gaithersburg, MD; grandchildren, Katlyn, George and Daniel Stepansky, William and Sarah Astrab, Noah and Zane Adnan; brother, George W. “Udy” (Joanie) Astrab of Elizabeth Twp.; also many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Monday, June 5, 2017, from 2 to 9 p.m., with the City of McKeesport Fire Department service at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Corpus Christi Church, on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, 1 p.m. Fr. Steven M. Palsa will be the celebrant. Committal with military honors will follow in New St. Joseph Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to VITAS – Hospice, 2009 Mackenzie Way, Suite 110, Cranberry Twp., PA 16066.

Condolences may be shared at www.jaycoxjaworskifh.com

 

Olive A. Benyak

June 02, 2017 |

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Olive A. Benyak, age 95, of White Oak, formerly of McKeesport, died June 1, 2017, at LGAR Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born September 25, 1921, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Wasil and Anna (Misczycha)  Smolinsky and the wife of the late John L. Benyak.
She was a member of the St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church.
She is survived by her daughter, Maryann (John M.) Zoscak, Jr., of White Oak; grandchildren, Matthew (Aditi) Wirginis of Pittsburgh, Jennifer (Michael) Mengel of Baltimore, MD and David Benyak of Santa Monica, CA; great grandson, Nico Wirginis; sisters, Mary Belback of West Mifflin, Genevieve Yuna of North Versailles and Pearl Rolnik of White Oak; daughter-in-law, Marie Benyak of Gibsonia; many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son, John W. Benyak; siblings, Jean Konias, Michael Smolinsky, Stanley Smolinsky and Leona Shevke; and son-in-law, Charles R. Wirginis.
Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home and Crematory on Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 6 to 8 pm, Sunday, June 4, 2017 from noon to 2 pm and 5 to 8 pm. Requiem Divine Liturgy will be held at St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church on Monday, June 5, 2017, 11 am. Fr. Gregory Madeya will officiate. Burial will follow in St. John the Baptist Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to the St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church, 1907 Eden Park Blvd., McKeesport, PA 15132. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycoxjaworskifh.com

 

Edith J. Stepansky

May 30, 2017 |

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Edith J. Stepansky, age 85, of Palm Harbor, Fl. formerly of McKeesport died on May 23, 2017. Born August 29, 1931 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Joseph F. and Helen E. (Dare) Buckley and the wife of the late Leo W. Stepansky. Edith loved spending time with her friends and family and enjoyed beading. She was active in church and at Strafford Court.  She will always be remembered for her kindness and smile. Edith is survived by her children, Barbara Lee (Charles) Zimmer, Leo J. (Lynn) Stepansky, Michael J. (Cindi) Stepansky, Mark E. (Paula) Stepansky; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; brother James E. Buckley; and many nieces and nephews. Edith is preceded in death by her brother Joseph Buckley. Family and friends will be received at the Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Friday June 2, 2017 from 6-8 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be Saturday June 3, 2017 at 10 a.m. at Corpus Christi Church. Father Steven Palsa will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Mary Polish Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to Corpus Christi Church or St. Jude Children's Hospital. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.

 

Constance J. Mehalik

May 26, 2017 |

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Constance J. Mehalik, age 69 of Hempfield Manor died on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.  Beloved daughter of the late George and Julia (Rastocan) Mehalik; cherished sister of Dolores (Ray) Roman, Gilbert (Sandy) Mehalik, Annamae (Mike) Mroziak, George (Mary Lou) Mehalik, Elizabeth (Bob) Torma, Paula (Rich) Owens and Richard (Kathy) Mehalik; and also several nieces and nephews.  She will be sadly missed by all who loved and cared for her.  Special thank you to her niece Kelli for the time and care she bestowed upon Connie.  Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Saturday, May 27, 2017 from 12 p.m. until the time of the service at 1 p.m.  Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Lynne Ann Barnes

May 21, 2017 |

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Lynne Ann Barnes, age 52, of White Oak, died May 18, 2017, at UPMC Presbyterian. Born July 25, 1964, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of Stephen and Mary (Miller) Oleska of White Oak and the wife of James R. Barnes also of White Oak. Lynne dedicated her life to caring for her family, particularly her son Jeff. She most recently worked as a bus monitor at Pennsylvania Coachlines and before that she worked as a care taker at the White Oak Village Apartments. Lynne was always more than willing to lend a helping hand. She enjoyed the outdoors and knew how to catch fish better than anyone.

In addition to her parents and husband, Lynne is survived by a son, Jeffrey Barnes of White Oak; sisters, Sherry (Oleska) Roskov of White Oak, Darla Oleska of McKeesport and Jodie Oleska of White Oak; brother-in-law, Franklin Barnes of Cannonsburg; nieces and nephews, Christi Roskov, Shawn Landstrom, Melanie and Taylor Ingersoll and Karrie Oleska; also many cousins and friends. She was also preceded in death by her brother Michael Oleska.

Family and friends will be received at the Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, from 4 p.m. until the time of memorial service at 6 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Pastor Jody Dausey will officiate.

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Karen Lee Balog

May 19, 2017 |

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Karen Lee Balog, age 68, of White Oak died May 18, 2017 at home. Born September 9, 1948 in Homestead, she was the daughter of the late Martin K. Gillette and the living Dorothy M. (James) Gillette and the wife of James Balog for 30 loving years. Karen loved to go out and dance with her husband and friends. She collected cookbooks and made many dishes from them. In addition to her mother and husband, Karen is survived by her step children, Sarah Balog and David (Danielle) Balog; step granddaughter Kayla DiMeo; step grandchildren Krystel and Danny Balog; sister, Debbie Navilliat; niece, Chantillie Navilliat; nephew, Steven Navilliat, great nephew Brandon Navilliat. Karen is preceded in death by her nephew Thomas Navilliat. Family and friends will be received at the Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Monday May 22, 2017 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at 10 a.m., in the Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Daniel Borsay will officiate. Burial will be in Round Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.

 

Carol J. Brletic

May 17, 2017 |

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Carol J. Brletic, age 85, of McKeesport, died May 17, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Born August 12, 1931 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Olga (Freeman) Barnes and the wife of John Brletic for the past 65 years. Carol was a lifelong member of the Park Baptist Church. In addition to her husband, Carol is survived by her children, David (the late Laurel) Brletic, Thomas (Nadine) Brletic, Richard (Carole) Brletic, Gary (Becki) Brletic, Joanne Delo, Robert Brletic, Susie (Rick) Russo; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 4 great great-grandchildren; sister, Doris Morris. Carol is preceded in death by 6 siblings; and grandchild John Coup. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Sunday May 21, 2017 from 2-8 p.m. A funeral service will be Monday May 22, 2017 at 10 a.m. at Park Baptist Church. Pastor Rudy Mayak will officiate. Burial will follow at Penn Lincoln Memorial Park. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Park Baptist Memorial Fund at 749 Center Street, McKeesport, PA 15132. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.

 

Charles "Babe" Mingo

May 05, 2017 |

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Charles “Babe” Mingo, age 89, of McKeesport, died on May 4, 2017 at home. Born April 18, 1928 in Duquesne, he was the son of the late Paul and Nicoletta (DeMichel) Mingo. He was married to his beloved wife Theresa (DeNardo) Mingo for 68 wonderful years. Charles was retired from Tygart Steel where he was a crane operator. Earlier in life, he worked for Kelsey Hays Wheel Company in McKeesport. Charles was a handyman and took pride in the fact that he remodeled his house by himself. He and his wife belonged to a special group of friends that loved to dance. They would stay up late dancing the night away making memories to last a lifetime. Charles went camping with his family a lot and enjoyed duckpin bowling. In addition to his beloved wife, Charles is survived by his children, Annette (Jim) Bryer, Charles Jr. (Christine) Mingo; 4 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by his 8 brothers and sisters. Family and friends will be received at the Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Sunday May 7, 2017 from 2-8 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be Monday May 8, 2017 at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick Church. Father Vince Velas will officiate. Entombment will be in New St. Joseph cemetery. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com