Karen M. Hoblak

December 07, 2017 |

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KAREN M. (DEETS) HOBLAK
Age 77, of West Mifflin, PA (originally from Omaha, NE), unexpectedly passed away with her family by her side on Wednesday, December 6, 2017, after a short battle with cancer. She was preceded in death by her son, Jonathan Hoblak; beloved wife of 59 years to John Hoblak; dearly treasured mother of Barbara Simmons, James (Cynthia) Hoblak, Susan (Edward) Davies, Kathleen Hoblak, Kristine (Robert) Karpinsky and Eric (his wife, Devera Davis) Hoblak; loving grandmother of 11 grandchildren; and great-grandmother of 14; also survived by her sisters, Norma May of Minneapolis and Marilyn Hannan of Phoenix. She dedicated her life to her faith and family. She was an active member of Christ Lutheran Church in Forest Hills and served in a number of capacities. Her life was measured by her success of those she so deeply touched. Her most cherished times were those spent with her beloved family. Her grace and strength in the face of adversity will always be remembered. She will be deeply missed. Visitation will be at the MALOY - SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, PA 412-466-3300. Hours of visitation will be Saturday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. and Sunday from 12-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral service will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Christ Lutheran Church in Forest Hills with a luncheon to follow. Memorial contributions may be made to Christ Lutheran Church, 400 Barclay Ave., Forest Hills, PA 15221.

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Brian Paul Baker

November 30, 2017 |

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BRIAN PAUL BAKER age 41, of West Mifflin, PA, was born on November 16, 1976 and passed away on Monday, November 27, 2017. Brian was a member of Local Union #373 and worked at Baker Salvage Recycling and Landfill. He enjoyed spending time with his family, detailing cars and going fishing. Brian was a smart, loving, charismatic son, brother and uncle. He was a son of James C. and Mary A. (Semow) Baker; brother of J. Ben (Jamie) Baker, Carin N. Baker, late Dr. Samuel A. (surviving spouse, Dr. Joanna) Baker; uncle of Samuel Baker, Gianna Baker, Alexander Baker, Harlon Baker and Ryan Marecic. There will be a private service, held for immediate family only. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Lighthouse Foundation. “Their goal is to see lives transformed through hope and faith in Jesus Christ”. 
www.thelighthousepa.org or checks made payable to The Lighthouse Foundation, P.O. Box 366, Bakerstown, PA 15007. Please note on donation, In Memoriam of Brian P. Baker. Arrangements entrusted to MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, Duquesne, PA (412-466-3300).

 

Melody Joy Sapos

November 26, 2017 |

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MELODY JOY SAPOS age 20, of Rankin, PA, on November 23, 2017, Thanksgiving evening, at Children’s Hospital of heart failure after two heart transplants. She was a daughter of Dennis and Cathy (Bitting) Sapos. She was formerly a cashier at Giant Eagle in Edgewood Town Center and currently a Sales Associate at Macy’s in the Men’s Department. She was a member of the East Suburban Community Church in North Versailles and attended Studio G Dance Studio. Besides her parents, surviving her is her brothers and sisters, Michael (Adriana) Sapos, of CA, Rebecca Chatman, of Washington, PA, Sara (Jake) Sites, of Venetia, PA, Shaun (Erin) Leet, of Braddock Hills, and Ryan (Milan) Sapos, of North Versailles; girlfriend of Adam Cabon, of Elizabeth; granddaughter of William (late Sandra) Bitting, of Liverpool, PA; also survived by aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews. Visitation Monday 6-8 p.m. and Tuesday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the MALOY -SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, PA, 412-466-3300, where her Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, November 29, 2017, at 11 a.m. Pastor Tom Smith officiating. Burial will be in Hungarian Reformed Cemetery, West Mifflin. Memorial contributions may be made to Children’s Hospital. 
 

Dorothy (Riling) Kemper

November 19, 2017 |

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Dorothy (Riling) Kemper, Age 90, of West Mifflin, on November 16, 2017, at her residence in the presence of her family, Dorothy went home to be with her Lord. Dorothy touched so many lives and will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. She was a member of St. Joseph's Church, Duquesne, PA for many years. She was a member of the Confraternity of the Christian Mothers and Guild at St. Joseph's and enjoyed singing in the choir. She volunteered at the St. Joseph annual flea market for many years and at the Church bake sales, fish fries, and doughnut sales.

 
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Ruth B. (Gross) Potts

November 08, 2017 |

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RUTH B. (GROSS) POTTS
Age 92, of West Mifflin, on November 7, 2017. She was born November 18, 1924, in Ambridge, PA, she was a daughter of the late William and Margaret (Pfoff) Gross. She was a former bank teller for Mellon Bank and retired after 17 years as an admitting clerk at Montefiore Hospital. She was a proud graduate of Munhall High School Class of 1942 and often talked about the attack on Pearl Harbor. She also studied at Duff’s Business School. Beloved wife of the late George L. Potts; mother of Ray Potts of West Mifflin, Diane (Ron) Lombard of Murrysville and Carole R. Kruszka of Gilbert, AZ; grandmother of Adam Lombard, Benjy Lombard, Shamarene Donato, Tara (Fred) Herrmann, Aaron (Laura) Kruszka and Kimberley Mendoza; also numerous great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson. She was predeceased by her brothers and sisters, Minnie, Helen, Elsie, Willie, Elmer, Albert, Eddie, Freddie and Rita; and also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation Thursday, November 9, 2017, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the MALOY - SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, PA 412-466-3300 where services will be held at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Homestead Cemetery. As per Ruth’s request, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, 1 N. Linden St., Duquesne, PA 15110.
 

Margaret (Moran) Mitrega

October 19, 2017 |

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MARGARET (MORAN) MITREGA Age 93, of West Mifflin, formerly of Duquesne, on October 18, 2017 at home. She was a daughter of the late John and Anna (Monegas) Moran. In her younger years she loved to dance. Wife of the late Stanley J. Mitrega; mother of Edward A. (Louise) Moran of Plum Boro; grandmother of Jeffrey (Michele) Moran and Lisa (Max) Bizzak; great- grandmother of Tyler and Cameron Moran and Madison and Max Bizzak; also survived by nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her twin sister, Elizabeth (Steven) Lutka; and sisters and their husbands, Anna (John) Wargo, Mary (Steven) Keller, Susan (Andrew) Hlivka, Helen (Andrew) Slafka, Pauline (Steven) Fedak and Theresa (Albert) Vavra. Visitation Sunday, October 22, 2017, from 12 - 5 p.m. at the MALOY - SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne 412-466-3300 where a Blessing Service will be held on Monday, October, 23, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at Saint Hedwig Church of Christ the Light of the World Parish, at 10 a.m. Rev. Thomas Lewandowski officiating. Burial will be in St. Hedwig Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Christ the Light of the World Parish, 32 S. 1st St., Duquesne, PA 15110.

 

JoAnn (Algeri) Kolodziej Forgey

October 06, 2017 |

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JOANN (ALGERI) KOLODZIEJ FORGEY
Age 60, of West Mifflin, on October 4, 2017. She was a daughter of the late William and Grace (Berwick) Algeri. She enjoyed making crafts and doing word puzzles. She was the wife of the late Richard Kolodziej and the wife of David V. Forgey; mother of Keri (Edward) Burgwin of Clairton, PA and Kristi (Richard) Smith of Whitaker; grandmother of Rodney Burgwin, Edrea Burgwin, Kiara Burgwin and Preston Smith; sister of the late William (surviving spouse, Irene) Algeri of West Mifflin. There will be no visitation. Friends and relatives are invited to a Memorial Mass of Christian Burial  at Holy Name Church of Christ the Light of the World Parish on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 10 a.m., Reverend Thomas Lewandowski officiating. Arrangements entrusted to MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, Duquesne, PA, 412-466-3300.

 

Carol A. (Hoblak) Simon Hathaway

October 06, 2017 |

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CAROL A. (HOBLAK) SIMON HATHAWAY
Age 75, of Jefferson Hills, on October 5, 2017. Carol was predeceased by her parents, John and Julia (Chobirko) Hoblak; and her brother, Lawrence (surviving, Rebecca Roberts) Hoblak of Jefferson Hills. Carol was a Christian and a retired medical secretary. Mother of Kenton R. (Diane) Simon of Philadelphia and Kimberly Hathaway of Dravosburg; also four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren; sister of John (Karen) Hoblak of West Mifflin. Visitation on Sunday, October 8, 2017 from Noon - 3 p.m. at the MALOY- SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300 where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Reverend Thomas Lewandowski officiating. Burial at Holy Trinity Cemetery, West Mifflin.

 

Paul Hoydich

September 23, 2017 |

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 PAUL HOYDICH age 87, of Rochester, PA, formerly of Duquesne, on September 21, 2017. He was a son of the late Paul and Justina (Repella) Hoydich; he was a retired TV repairman and salesman. He was a former member of St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, Duquesne. He proudly served his country in the Navy during the Korean War. Beloved husband of 57 years to Anna (Dendak) Hoydich; father of Paul George (Cathy) Hoydich of Shaler, PA and George Steven (Anastasia) Hoydich of Beaver, PA; grandfather of Brittany, Zacharia, Ashley and Jeremiah Hoydich; brother of Thomas Hoydich of Brentwood and the late Nina Hoydich and the late Mary Shubert. Visitation Sunday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne 412-466-3300 where funeral services will be held on Monday at 10 a.m. Very Rev. David Lesko officiating. Burial will be in Jefferson Memorial Park with military honors.

 

Duane G. Bradley

September 20, 2017 |

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DUANE G. BRADLEY age 65, of Duquesne, on September 18, 2017. He was a son of the late George and Matilda (Kalan) Bradley. He was a former employee of US Steel Homestead Works and retired from Bakewell Corp. A member of Christ Lutheran Church, he was an avid golfer and for 15 years coached the Duquesne Little League and also umpired in the City Parks League and belonged to the Pittsburgh Umpire Association. He was the husband of the late Hazel (Carman) Bradley; father of Matthew Bradley, Heather Bradley and Joseph Bradley, Sr., all of Duquesne; grandfather of Joseph Bradley, Jr.; brother of Sherrie (Joseph) Kiss of Oakdale, George (Joy) Bradley of Mars and Faith (Keith) Edwards of West Mifflin. Visitation on Monday 2-8 p.m. at the MALOY - SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300, where funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. Pastor John Gropp, officiating. Burial will be in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Duquesne Youth Athletic Association, 12 S. Second St., Duquesne, PA 15110.

 

Dale Worton

September 18, 2017 |

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DALE WORTON age 65, of Pittsburgh, on September 13, 2017. He was the son of the late Howard and Norma (Schulz) Worton. He was a retired maintenance man for J.J. Land Company. Father of the late Gary Wayne Worton; brother of Lynn Worton, Wayne Worton, Tim Worton, all of Pittsburgh and his sister, Loretta Lee Davis, of North Carolina; and by the families of Jeremy Vroman and Samantha Vroman. There will be no visitation. Memorial Funeral Services will be be held on Friday, September 22, 2017, at Christ Lutheran Church, Duquesne at 12:30 p.m. Pastor John Gropp officiating. Arrangements entrusted to MALOY -SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, Duquesne, PA, 412-466-3300.

 

Marcella Yarosik

September 18, 2017 |

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MARCELLA YAROSIK age 95, of McKeesport, formerly of White Oak and Duquesne, on September 14, 2017. She was a daughter of the late Andrew and Mary (Furbish) Cibula. She was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, Duquesne. She was the wife of the late George Yarosik; mother of Marlene (George) Prosnik, of Springfield, VA, Donna (Charles) Dyer, of Tucson, AZ, Patricia Anderson, of Arlington, VA, Mary Louise Yarosik, of Monroeville, and Janet Yarosik, of North Carolina; sister of Joseph Cibula, of West Mifflin, Rosella Lofe, of Georgia, Gertrude Krohe, of Illinois, and the late Lawrence Cibula, the late Andrew Cibula, Jr., and the late Dolores Hast; also six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. There will be no visitation. Graveside Services will be held on Tuesday, September 19, 2017, at 12 Noon at SS. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Cemetery, West Mifflin. Arrangements entrusted to MALOY -SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, Duquesne, 412-466-3300.

 

Dolores Ann Bills

September 18, 2017 |

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DOLORES ANN BILLS age 83, of McKeesport, formerly of Duquesne, on September 15, 2017. She was a daughter of the late John and Ann (Galatka) Pavlak. She was retired from the G.C. Murphy Company. She was a member of Holy Trinity Church, West Mifflin. She was the wife of the late Theodore J. Bills; mother of the late Michael John Bills; sister of Rita Marie Pavlak, of Pittsburgh; also survived by many friends at Community Life, in Homestead. There will be no visitation. There will be a memorial Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Trinity Church, on Tuesday, September 19, 2017, at 10 a.m. Reverend Thomas Lewandowski officiating. Burial will be in Holy Trinity Cemetery, West Mifflin. Arrangements entrusted to MALOY -SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, Duquesne, 412-466-3300.

 

Lucille B. Runge

September 09, 2017 |

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LUCILLE B. RUNGE
Age 85, of West Mifflin, on September 7, 2017. She was a daughter of the late Peter and  Augusta (Miller) Boyer. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Church, Duquesne Confraternity of Christian Mothers and Guild, and she partook in the Church’s Fish Fry.

Beloved wife of Bernard J. Runge for 65 years; mother of Wilma (Edward) Krien, of White Oak, Robert Runge, of West Mifflin, and LouAnn (Robert) Kraus, of Warrenton, VA; grandmother of Shanna Krien, Brandon Krien, Keith (Jen) Kraus, and Courtney Kraus; great-grandmother of Collin Krien.

She was predeceased by brothers, William Boyer, Raymond Boyer, and Sylvester “Red” Boyer. Visitation           on Monday from 2-8 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300, where a Blessing Service will be held on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m., followed by Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph’s Church at 10 a.m. Rev. Thomas Lewandowski officiating.

Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, West Mifflin. Memorial contributions may be made to Bridges Hospice, 1200 Gulf Lab Rd., Pgh., PA 15238.

 

Madeline V. Belback

September 09, 2017 |

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Age 96, of Duquesne and former resident of McKeesport, died on September 7, 2017, in St. Anne's Nursing Home, Greensburg, PA. She was born on January 9, 1921, in McKeesport to Michael and Virginia (Coulter) Kushner and was the oldest of five children. On October 26, 1946, she married Stanley Belback. Together they were loving parents of four sons and three daughters. Madeline was an active member at St. Joseph Church, Duquesne where she belonged to the Confraternity of Christian Mothers and Guild, and was a Third Order Carmelite in the "Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Chapter" for 36 years. She also belonged to Our Lady's Rosary Makers, was a member of the St. Vincent DePaul Society, and a volunteer at John J. Kane Hospital for 13 years at the Scott Twp. and McKeesport centers. She was a former Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD) teacher of religion, and a teacher for Catholic Awards for Girl Scouts of Catholic Faith. She also served on the Home Mass Committee for shut-ins. She is survived by her children, Stanley (Theresa) Belback, Lanexa, VA, Marlene (Stephen) Smith, North Huntingdon, PA, Anita (John) King, Mineral, VA, Regis (Marianne) Belback, Steubenville, OH, John (Valerie) Belback, West Mifflin, PA, Virginia Belback, Williamsville, NY, Joseph (Robin) Belback, North Huntingdon, PA; 13 grandchildren and one step- grandchild; 16 great- grandchildren; sister, Catherine Crovak, Greensburg, PA; and many nieces and nephews. Madeline was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley "Stush" Belback; parents, Michael and Virginia (Coulter) Kushner; brother, Michael S. Kushner; sisters, Virginia (Ernest) Williams, and Rita (Walter) Belback. Madeline was a woman of great Faith who had an abundance of love for her husband, children, family, and friends with sincere caring and compassion for others. We'll all miss her! Visitation will be on Sunday, September 10, 2017, from 12-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the MALOY - SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300. Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Monday at 12:00 Noon at St. Joseph Church. Madeline's nephew, Rev. Thomas Lewandowski and Rev. Emmanuel will officiate the Mass. Entombment will be in the Calvary Cemetery, Pittsburgh. Memorial contributions may be made to the Society of the Little Flower (Carmelite), 1313 North Frontage Rd., Darian, IL 60561 for masses.

 

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