Marcia Mae Fransko

March 20, 2017 |

Published By Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home - Crematory | Posted in: Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory

Marcia Mae Fransko, age 83 of Butler, formerly of White Oak, died March 17, 2017, at Butler Memorial Hospital.  Born May 27, 1933, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Michael G. and Anna (Bronowski) Matwick and the wife of the late Robert J. Fransko for 62 years. Marcia Mae dedicated her life to caring for her family. She is survived by sons, Scott Gregory of White Oak and Douglas Stephan Fransko of Gilbert, AZ; daughter, Melissa Ann Corbelli of Gibsonia; sister, Darlene O'Toole of Castle Shannon; sisters-in-law, Patricia Babyak of South Park and Mim Matwick of Tempe, AZ; also survived by many nieces and nephews.  Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory from 11a.m. until the time of service at noon, on Tuesday, March 21, 2017.  Entombment will follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park Mausoleum. Memorial contributions are suggested to the White Oak Animal Safe Haven or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.

 

Joseph J. "Jay" Kovacs

March 15, 2017 |

Published By Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home - Crematory | Posted in: Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory

Joseph J. “Jay” Kovacs, age 63 of McKeesport, passed away at home on March 14, 2017 surrounded by his family after a hard fought 12 year battle.  Born February 16, 1954 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Joseph and Alberta (Spiegel) Kovacs and he was the loving husband of Patty (Mull) Kovacs for 43 years.  In addition to his wife, he is survived by children, Amy (Mark) Myers and Joseph Kovacs; grandchildren, Jocelyn Kovacs, Olivia, Emily, and Brock Myers; sister, Kathy (Tom) Filotei; brother, John (Kim) Kovacs; aunt, Clara Mae Salem; sister-in-law, Ginna (John) Sowa and many nieces, nephews, and friends.  Jay loved his Harley Davidson, fishing with family and friends, and was a jack of all trades who was always there to help someone in need.  He worked for Volkswagen in the Quality Control Department and later as a Lab Technician at Cronimet Specialty Metals in Rochester.  Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 6-9 p.m. and on Sunday, March 19, 2017 from 1-3 and 6-8 p.m.  A funeral service will be held on Monday, March 20, 2017 at NOON in the funeral home chapel.  Burial will follow at McKeesport & Versailles Cemetery.  Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Lois J Jackson

March 14, 2017 |

Published By Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home - Crematory | Posted in: Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory

Lois J. Jackson, age 76 of McKeesport, died on March 12, 2017 at home. Born on December 13, 1940 in Bentleyville, PA, she was the daughter of the late John and Louise (Cweirz) Sabo and the wife of the late William D. Jackson, Sr. Lois was a member of the Renzie Seniors, an avid reader and an animal lover who especially loved her cats, Paddington and Smitty. Lois is survived by her children, Cathy J. Jackson of West Homestead, William D. (Mary) Jackson, Jr. of North Attleboro, MA, Todd A. (Beth) Jackson of York, SC, and Kerri A. (Brian Byrd) Jackson of Pittsburgh; grandchildren, Brandi, Nikki (Danny), Alexandra, David, Jessica, Sarah (Wes), Danny (McKenzie), Olivia, Charlie and Ethan; great-grandchildren, Lauren, Brandon, Taylor, and Ally; siblings, Betty Miller of Downey, CA, Carl Sabo of Chillicothe, OH and John Sabo of Irwin; brother-in-law Carl Aston of Wilmerding; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Lois is preceded in death by her daughter-in-law, Julia Jackson; and her sister, Dolores Aston. Family and friends will be received at the Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 1 p.m. until the time of memorial service at 3 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Private interment will be at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Carnegie Library of McKeesport at 1507 Library Ave., McKeesport, PA 15132 or to Gray Paws Sanctuary at 211 Arlington Ave., North Versailles, PA 15137 or www.graypaws.org. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.

 

Helen Marie Voss

March 13, 2017 |

Published By Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home - Crematory | Posted in: Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory

Helen Marie Voss, age 93, of Titusville, FL, formerly of Elizabeth Twp., died March 10, 2017, at the Hospice of St. Francis, in Titusville, FL. Born January 6, 1924, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Nellie (Miesic) Mikrut and the wife of Albert L. Voss, Sr., for 70 loving years. Helen dedicated her life to caring for her family. She was a volunteer at McKeesport Hospital for over 25 years. Helen was a member of the Corpus Christi Church and a Christian Mother. She enjoyed bowling and golfing, especially at the Youghiogheny Country Club, where she was also a former member. Helen is survived by children, Albert L. (Charlene) Voss, Jr. of Mims, FL and Donna (Steven) Phillips-Hurd of Pittsburgh, PA; grandchildren, Corey (Janelle) Voss, Kevin (Samantha) Voss, Teresa Edmiston, Joshua Phillips, Stephanie Phillips and Brittany Phillips; great-grandchildren, Dylan, Audrina and Brynn Voss, and Luke, Caleb and Ashley Edmiston; also many nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received at the Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Friday, March 17, 2017, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on March 18, 2017 at 10 a.m., at Corpus Christi Church. Fr. Steven M. Palsa, will be the celebrant. Entombment will follow in the Mt. Vernon Cemetery Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Hospice of St. Francis, 1240 Grumman Place, Titusville, FL 32780. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Veronica "Vern" Frederick

February 25, 2017 |

Published By Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home - Crematory | Posted in: Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory

Veronica “Vern” Frederick, age 88 of McKeesport, passed away at home on February 24, 2017.  Born September 4, 1928 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Chester and Anna (Wise) Fiugalski and wife of the late John “Jack” Frederick.  Vern was dedicated to the St. Mary Czestochowa Church, now Corpus Christi Parish and was a member of the Confraternity of Christian Mothers and Ladies Guild.  She loved to cook for her family and care for her children and grandchildren.  She is survived by her sons David and Daniel Frederick; 9 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren and sister, Audrey Decorte; also many nieces and nephews and her care giver, Jessica Gosnell. In addition to her parents and husband, Veronica was preceded in death by her daughter, Diane Miller; son, Dennis Frederick; brother, Louis Wise and nephew, Robert Wise.  Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Monday February 27, 2017 from 2-8 p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday February 28, 2017, 10 a.m., at Corpus Christi Church.  Fr. Kevin Dominik will officiate. Committal will follow at St. Mary Polish Cemetery.  Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.

 
Read More

Ralph A. Criscito

February 22, 2017 |

Published By Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home - Crematory | Posted in: Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory

Ralph A. Criscito, age 68 of Irwin, passed away on February 17, 2017 at his home. Born December 20, 1948 in McKeesport, he was the son of Olga Janiel Criscito and the late Anthony R. Criscito. Ralph honorably served in the US Army during the Vietnam War with the 173rd Airborne. Following his military service, he began working as a draftsman for Westinghouse Transportation Division and later for AEG Transportation. He most recently worked as a shipping clerk for Bombardier, having retired after many years of service. He was a member of the Irwin VFW where he enjoyed spending time with his fellow veterans, however his greatest joy was the time shared with his family. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his son, Jeffrey Criscito of Irwin; granddaughter, Mia Rosa Criscito; sisters, Kathy Reichardt of Marietta, OH, Cindy Mosqueda of Confluence and Sandy Matthews of North Huntingdon; and many nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 12 noon until time of Blessing Service at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Father Daniel Straughn will officiate. Private inurnment will take place at a later date at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Ralph A Criscito

February 22, 2017 |

Published By Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home - Crematory | Posted in: Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory

Ralph Criscito, age 68, of Irwin passed away on February 17, 2017. Services for Ralph will be held at a later date. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.

 

Mabel J. Lippert

February 21, 2017 |

Published By Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home - Crematory | Posted in: Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory

Mabel J. Lippert, age 96 of North Huntingdon, formerly of White Oak, passed away on Monday, February 20, 2017 at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital. Born April 9, 1920 in Glassport, she was the daughter of the late William and Edith Mae (Houston) Simpson, and loving wife of the late Leonard G. Lippert. Mabel was a member of the Sampson's Mills Presbyterian Church along with the White Oak Women's Club, the White Oak AARP #2294, and former member of the McKeesport Women's Club. In her free time, she enjoyed traveling the world with her husband, especially trips to St. Petersburg and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. She is survived by her daughters, Patricia (Rich) Collier of North Huntingdon and Carol (the late Arthur, Jr.) Andrews of South Carolina; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, William and Clyde Simpson; and sister, Edith Rosback. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Friday, February 24, 2017 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral Service will be Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. The Reverend Scott Dennis will officiate. Burial will be private at St. Mary German Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to Sampson's Mills Presbyterian Church, 1665 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Margaret L Babyak

February 21, 2017 |

Published By Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home - Crematory | Posted in: Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory

Margaret L. Babyak, age 91, of White Oak died on February 20, 2017 at John J. Kane Regional Center. Born August 14, 1925 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late John and Ann (Junecko) Haynick and the wife of the late Michael Babyak. Margaret was a member of St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church and the Holy Name Society. She was also a member of AARP 2911. She loved trips to the mountains, long drives and traveling. Her greatest passion was sharing recipes from one of her many cooking books. Margaret is survived by her children, Michael A. (Jenny) Babyak of Somerset and Joyce A. (Alan) Goebel of McKeesport; grandchildren, Michele Babyak and Lynette (John) Schuetz of White Oak; great grandchildren Tyler and Brandon Schuetz; brothers, Ernest (Rose) Haynick of Ft. Lauderdale, Fl and Thomas (Helen Mundy) Haynick of Lewistown, PA; her loyal grand dogs, Shelby and Cooper; many nieces and  nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Margaret is preceded in death by her brother Robert Haynick. Family and friends will be received at the Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Thursday, February 23, 2017 from 2 p.m. until the time of Parastas service at 4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A funeral mass will be on Friday, February 24, 2017 at 12:30 p.m. at St. Nicholas Byzantine Church. Father Donald Voss will officiate. Entombment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Port Vue.

 

William "Hawk" Everett

February 21, 2017 |

Published By Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home - Crematory | Posted in: Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory

William “Hawk” Everett, age 86 of McKeesport, died February 20, 2017 at William Penn Care Center.  Born November 25, 1930 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Edward and Margaret (Jester) Everett and husband of the late Audrey Everett.  He is survived by his daughter Lisa (Bill) Traczynski; grandchildren, Laura, Bailey, and Matthew Traczynski; sister, Marlyn Easterly; nephew, George Easterly, Jr. and niece, Jan Mueller.  Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Sunday, February 26, 2017 from 12-4 and 6-8 p.m.  A funeral service will be held on Monday, February 27, 2017 at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Burial will follow at Richland Cemetery.  Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

June Kastronis

February 20, 2017 |

Published By Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home - Crematory | Posted in: Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory

June D. Kastronis, 70, of McKeesport, died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, at UPMC Shadyside. Born July 28, 1946, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Walter and June (Ravenscroft) Forsythe, and the wife of Christopher T. Kastronis, of McKeesport. June worked as a hair dresser in the West Mifflin area until retirement. She was a member of the White Oak American Legion Post 701, Punxsutawney Eagles, Moose Lodge 954 and the Wallston Club in Punxsutawney. She had a passion for going fishing and will always be remembered by her family as the best cook ever. June especially loved her grandchildren and will always be watching over their activities and events. In addition to her husband, June is survived by children, Christopher T. (Amy) Kastronis Jr., of North Huntingdon, Daniel (Melissa) Kastronis, of Elizabeth, and Jarett Kastronis, of McKeesport; grandchildren, Genna, Conan and Chloe; sister, Marjorie (Tex) McIntyre, of Carnegie; brother, Richard Forsythe, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and many nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by siblings, Walter, Mabel and her twin, James Forsythe. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, and from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, at JAYCOX-JAWORSKI FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY. A service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Charles Owston officiating. Burial will follow in McKeesport & Versailles Cemetery. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.

 

Frank L. Szczerba

February 20, 2017 |

Published By Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home - Crematory | Posted in: Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory

Frank L. Szczerba, Sr., age 86, of Elizabeth, died February 18, 2017, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Born June 26, 1930, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Lawrence J. and Aniela (Majkut) Szczerba. Frank was a retired self-employed excavator and in his early years he was owner operator of Mon-Yough Paving Co. He was a member of Corpus Christi Church. Frank enjoyed hunting and Pittsburgh Steelers football. Frank’s true passion was working the fields of his family farm and he loved spending time with his family. He is survived by children, Frank L. (Thoris) Szczerba, Jr. of Belle Vernon, George C. (Barbara) Szczerba of Belle Vernon, Lory (James) Worthington of Belle Vernon, Gary J. (Lisa) Szczerba of Sutersville and Karen (Raymond) Ott of Belle Vernon; step-children, Jake (Deborah) Warren of Mt. Lebanon and Judy Mann of Dublin, VA; 11 grandchildren; 5 step-grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; also survived by many nieces and nephews. In addition to his mother and father, Frank was also preceded in death by his first wife Virginia (Posashtiuk) Szczerba and second wife Dorothy Jean (Kakazys) Szczerba; siblings, Mary Robertson, Anne Szczerba, Stella Husok, Joseph, John and Edward Szczerba. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home and Crematory on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, from 2 – 4 p.m. and 7 – 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Corpus Christi Church on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 10 a.m. Fr. Donald Breier will be the celebrant. A Committal service will follow in St. Mary Polish Cemetery. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Patricia M. "Patty" Moss

February 17, 2017 |

Published By Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home - Crematory | Posted in: Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory

Patricia M. "Patty" Moss, age 63 of Elizabeth Twp., passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. Born December 19, 1953 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Chester and Sylvia (Cegelski) Skibinski, and loving wife of the late John S. Moss. Patty was the Vice President and Manager for PNC Bank in McKeesport for 33 years, where she was a friendly and familiar face to all of those in the community. In her free time, she enjoyed taking trips to the casino, going to craft shows, playing bingo and visiting Deep Creek Lake. Most importantly, she loved the time that was spent with her children and grandchildren. She had a special way of making memories with her family that will always be cherished. She is survived by her daughters, Beverly "Bev" (Shawn) Patterson of Bethel Park and Melissa "Missy" (Ryan) Pokorny of Jefferson Hills; grandchildren, Ryan Rae, Jacob John, Logan Alexander, Olivia "Livi" Paige and Alexis "Lexi" Noelle; siblings, Carol (Robert) Lovas, Donna (Charles) Elyes and Michael Skibinski; mother-in-law, Helen (the late Samuel) Moss; her beloved fur-grandbaby, Nittany; and many nieces, nephews, in-laws and extended family. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Saturday, February 18, 2017 from 6-8 p.m. and Sunday, February 19, 2017 from 2-8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, February 20, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Corpus Christi Church. Father Daniel Straughn will officiate. Burial will follow at Mount Vernon Cemetery. Memorial donations are suggested to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Western PA, River Walk Corporate Centre, 333 E. Carson Street, Suite 441, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.

 

Barbara T. Mihalic

February 15, 2017 |

Published By Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home - Crematory | Posted in: Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory

Barbara T. Mihalic age 84 of McKeesport died on February 14, 2017. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home Saturday February 18, 2017 from 9-9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at Corpus Christi Church at 10 a.m. with Fr. Steven Palsa as celebrant.  Interment will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Port Vue.

 

Stanley Lawrence

February 15, 2017 |

Published By Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home - Crematory | Posted in: Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory

Stanley Lawrence, age 97 of McKeesport died on February 14,2017. A memorial service will be held at a later date at Corpus Christi. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.