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Joseph Vujatovich

May 24, 2018 |

By Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home | Posted in: Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home

JOSEPH VUJATOVICH age 93, of Duquesne, on May 23, 2018. He was a son of the late Stanko and Sarah (Momchilovick). He was a retired owner of Joe's Luncheonette in Duquesne. He was a member of St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church, McKeesport. He proudly served his country in the Navy during WWII. He was the beloved husband of Norma (DeBaise) Vujatovich for 67 years; father of Anita Tovich of Pittsburgh; brother of Dorothy Gagich of Houston, TX, and the late Nick Vujatovich. Visitation on Friday from 2-6 p.m. at the MALOY - SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300. Graveside Service will be on Saturday at 11 a.m. at McKeesport - Versailles Cemetery with military honors, Very Rev. Stevo Rocknage officiating. Everyone please meet at the cemetery.

 


Elizabeth A. “Betty” Clark

May 22, 2018 |

By Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home | Posted in: Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home

ELIZABETH A. “BETTY” CLARK age 81, of Duquesne, on May 22, 2018. She was a daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Palyo) Kovalcin. She was a retired assistant manager of Mellon Bank, Mt. Lebanon office and the Kennywood office. She was a member of Holy Trinity Church, West Mifflin, a member of their Christian Mothers, Men’s Club, Lector and chairperson of the Flag Committee at the Cemetery. She was the beloved wife of the late Rae Clark; mother of Kathy (Barry) Kozak of North Huntingdon, Cindi Clark (Tony) Freeman of NY, NY, Sandra (Charles) Lee Clark of Scottsdale, AZ; grandmother of Lauren (Dustine) Ray, Nicholas (Alexandra) Kozak, Dan Kozak, David Kozak, Taylor (Lucy) Monnig, Tessa Freeman; great-grandmother of Brooks Monnig and Jackson Kozak; sister of James (late Evelyn) Kovalcin of North Huntingdon, late John (late Marie) Kovalcin, late Henry “Hank” (late Evelyn) Kovalcin, late Alfred Kovalcin, late Edward Kovalcin, late Patricia (late Robert) Izydore, late Gloria (late Charles) Arena; also nieces and nephews. Visitation on Thursday, May 24, 2018, 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 Friday at 9:30 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Trinity Church, West Mifflin, at 10 a.m. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

 


Irene E. Denne

May 20, 2018 |

By Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home | Posted in: Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home

IRENE E. DENNE age 85, of Connellsville, formerly of Duquesne, at the home of her daughter, Sharon. An earthly angel gained her Heavenly wings on May 19, 2018, when Irene Denne passed through Heaven's Gates. She was a daughter of the late Walter and Stella (Blaczyewska) Balawajder. Irene was a wonderful and loving wife and mother. She loved and cherished her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her family was her greatest joy in life. Irene always thought of others and would brighten the day of others by sending cards. She also enjoyed feeding birds every morning from the back porch. Irene will be sadly missed but fondly remembered. She loved listening to Polka Party every Sunday morning and enjoyed watching the Pittsburgh Penguins. She was devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary and prayed the Rosary daily for those in need. Beloved wife of the late Bernard T. Denne; mother of Sharon (Bill) Crissman of Connellsville, PA, Linda (David) Konar of West Mifflin and Thomas B. Denne of Turtle Creek. Predeceased by her son-in-law, Carl I. Thomas, Jr.; grandmother of Amanda (David) Pinkosky, Sarah (Lenny) Minnick, Rachel Leonard, Michael Ragan and Nick Denne; great- grandmother of Kendall Minnick and Cole Minnick; sister of Genevieve (late William) Kalaskie, Kathy Ingel and the late Joseph (surviving spouse Audrey) Balawajder; also nieces and nephews. Visitation on Monday, May 21, 2018, from 1-8 p.m. at the MALOY - SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300 where a Blessing Service will be held on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at 9:30 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph Church, Duquesne, at 10 a.m. Rev. Thomas Lewandowski, officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Mifflin.

 


Stephanie L. Kiger

May 16, 2018 |

By Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home | Posted in: Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home

STEPHANIE L. KIGER , 59, of Duquesne, died on May 9, 2018 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital.  She was born on June 23, 1958, in Pittsburgh, to the Late Stanley & Lois (Schuffert) Kruszewski.  She is survived by her husband, Charles A. Kiger, Sr.  She was the mother of Charles A. Kiger, Jr. of West Mifflin, and Amanda Kiger; grandmother of Charles “Tre” Kiger III; sister of Lois Krista of Rostraver Twp., Denise (John) Larson of Finleyville, PA, Mitchell Kruszewski of Baldwin and the late Robert & Labert Kruszewski.  There is no visitation or services.  Arrangements entrusted to the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300.

 
 
 


Marlene J. Miller

April 30, 2018 |

By Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home | Posted in: Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home

MARLENE J. MILLER age 71, of Munhall, on April 29, 2018, at home. She was a daughter of the late Dominic and Gloria (Santorella) Godine. She was a retired hairdresser and her great-grandchildren were her greatest joy. She is survived by her fiance, Walter C. “Harry” Harrison; mother of William (fiance, Trish) Miller of Cranberry Twp., Michelle Miller of Antioch, CA, Mark Miller of Tampa, FL; and stepmother of Paul Harrison of Whitaker; also nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; sister of Anthony Godine of Dravosburg, Anita (Dan) Shanley of Duquesne, and Dominic (Jeannie) Godine of Forrest, VA. Visitation on Thursday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the MALOY - SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300, where a Blessing Service will be held on Friday at 9:30 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Name Church of Christ the Light of the World Parish, Duquesne, Rev. Thomas Lewandowski officiating.
 


Edward “Bootso” Prokay

April 28, 2018 |

By Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home | Posted in: Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home

EDWARD “BOOTSO” PROKAY age 90, of West Mifflin, on April 27, 2018, at his home. He was the son of the late Lucas and Ann Majoros Prokay. He retired from Union Railroad as a mechanic and also as a truck driver from Rogan Hauling where he hauled slag from the mill to fill in the Duquesne Village Shopping Center. He proudly served his country in the Army during WWII. Brother of Margaret Estok of West Mifflin and the late Ann Ciglan, Irene Juhasz, Joseph, Alex and James Prokay; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visitation on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the MALOY - SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300 where a Blessing Service will be held     at 1 p.m. Rev. Thomas Lewandowski, officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Mifflin, with military honors.

 
 


Harry W. “Buddy” Blair

April 27, 2018 |

By Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home | Posted in: Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home

HARRY W. “BUDDY” BLAIR age 74, of Lowber, PA, formerly of North Huntingdon, on April 26, 2018. He was the son of the late Harry W. and Ethyle (Marino) Blair, Jr. He was a member of St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon. He is survived by his caregivers, Blanche Marshall, April Janitor, and Nathan Miller; also cousins and numerous friends. Visitation Sunday, April 29, 2018, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the MALOY - SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300, where a Blessing Service will be held  on Monday, April 30, 2018, at 9:30 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial St. Joseph Church, Duquesne, at 10 a.m., Rev. Thomas Lewandowski officiating. Burial will be in Jefferson Memorial Park.​

 


Clint J. Foley

April 22, 2018 |

By Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home | Posted in: Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home

CLINT J. FOLEY age 41, of Whitaker, on April 21, 2018. He was a son of Pamela (Evagues) Markovich of Whitaker and the late Joseph Foley. Clint was a custodian for the West Mifflin school district at the Homeville Elementary School. Brother of Mylo (Sharon) Markovich and Samantha Markovich of Greensburg; fiance of Dina DiNardo of Whitaker; grandson of Eleanor Duche of West Mifflin and the late Stanley and Lucille Foley, and the late Leonard Evagues, Sr.; also survived by aunts and uncles and his good friends, Matt and Amanda Walker, and Gary and Mirilyn Green, and many more good friends. Visitation Tuesday, April 24, 2018, from 4-8 p.m. at the MALOY - SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300, where his Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday at 10 a.m., Rev. Thomas Dansak officiating. Burial will be in Round Hill Park.

 
 


Marica T. Spudic

April 21, 2018 |

By Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home | Posted in: Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home

MARICA T. SPUDIC age 86, of Verona, formerly of Duquesne, on April 20, 2018. She was born July 20, 1931, in Brajak-Brdo, Croatia, to the late Petar and Kata (Baic) Tomas. She was a retired housekeeper at Jefferson Regional Medical Center, a member of St. Joseph Church, Verona, PA, and the Croatian Fraternal Union Lodge #320. Wife of the late Dragutin Spudic; mother of Barbara (Michael) Opat of Verona, John Spudic of North Huntingdon, and Walter (Valerie) Spudic of Pine-Richland Twp.; grandmother of Susan (Jeff) Ezykowsky, Nicole (Michael) Zalac, Dylan Patchin, Charles and Edgar Spudic; one great-grandson, Jeffrey Ezykowsky; sister of John (Josephine) Baic of Jackson Center, PA, and the late Josip Tomas and Misko Tomas; also survived by nieces and nephews in America and in Croatia. Visitation Sunday, April 22, 2018, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the MALOY - SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300. Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, April 23, 2018, at St. Joseph Church, Duquesne, at 10 a.m. Burial will be in the Parish Cemetery.
 

 


Donna J. Palko

April 06, 2018 |

By Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home | Posted in: Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home

DONNA J. PALKO 75, of Munhall, formerly of West Mifflin & Duquesne, died on April 4, 2018, at the home of her daughter, Jodi.  She was born on March 9, 1943, in Pittsburgh, to the late Paul & Della (Gaca) McGrail. She was the wife of the late Stephen J. Palko, Jr. She is survived by children Marci (Mark Provident) Palko, of West Mifflin, Jodi (Chris) Thomas of South Park, Stacie Fagan (Tom Yuhas) of West Mifflin; grandchildren Quinn Palko, Cody (fiance, Katie Flaugh) Fagan, Luke Fagan, Owen &  Keagan Provident, and Logan & Erica Thomas, sister of Larry (Sherry) McGrail of Peters Township. There is no visitation. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Hedwig Church of Christ the Light of the World Parish on Monday, April 9, 2018, 10 am with the Rev. Thomas Lewandowski officiating.  Private family burial will be held at St. Hedwig Cemetery, West Mifflin.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph Retirement Fund, 1020 State St., Baden PA 15005. Arrangements entrusted to the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300.

 


Joseph G. "Whitey" Hlad

April 03, 2018 |

By Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home | Posted in: Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home

JOSEPH G. "WHITEY" HLAD age 96, of West Mifflin, on Holy Saturday, March 31, 2018. He was a son of the late Joseph and Helen (Holko) Hlad. Whitey was a retired bearing repairman from US Steel Duquesne Works, a graduate of Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics, member of the American Legion Post 701 White Oak, former VFW Post 188, the AARP and the former West Mifflin Annex Senior Citizens. He proudly served our country in the Army during WWII. Beloved husband of 68 years to Cecelia A. (Rago) Hlad; father of Melany Hlad of Pittsburgh, Nadine (David) Winwood of White Oak and Patrice "PT" (Paul Ludwig) Hlad of West Mifflin; grandfather of Joseph Winwood of Brooklyn, NY and Nicholas Winwood of Manchester, NH; brother of Edward (Carol) Hlad of Jefferson Hills and the late Mary (late Michael) Pachuta, late Helen (late Harry) Gilliard, late Anne (late Anthony) Merda, late Michael "Minners" (surviving spouse Elizabeth) Hlad; also nieces and nephews. Visitation on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, from 2-8 p.m. at the MALOY - SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300. Blessing Service will be on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, at 9:30 a.m. in the funeral home followed by Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Name Church of Christ the Light of the World Parish at 10 a.m. Rev. Thomas Lewandowski officiating. Burial with military honors in Holy Trinity Cemetery, West Mifflin. Whitey's family would like to acknowledge the staff at Locust Grove and Bridges Hospice for their kind, compassionate care and support. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Caring Ministry of Christ the Light of the World Parish, 32 S. First St., Duquesne, PA 15110.

 
 


Alberta L. Vash

March 22, 2018 |

By Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home | Posted in: Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home

ALBERTA L. VASH age 77, of West Mifflin, on March 22, 2018, at the home of her brother. She was a daughter of the late Albert and Margaret I. (Moriarty) Vash. Alberta was a retired secretary from the West Mifflin School District, a member of the Grace United Church of Christ and a graduate of Duquesne High School Class of 1959. She was a sister of Verda M. (Stephen) Mastandrea of West Mifflin, Catherine A. (Gerald) Noga of West View, Lawrence A. (Mary Ann) Vash of West Mifflin; also survived by her fiancé, Robert C. Spencer of West Mifflin. Also survived by nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation on Sunday 12-4 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 11 a.m

 


Robert L. Sapos

March 19, 2018 |

By Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home | Posted in: Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home

ROBERT L. SAPOS age 73, on March 3, 2018, of North Huntingdon, PA,. He was the son of the late Andrew and Helen (Szegedy) Sapos. Bob was retired from sales from Home Depot and also worked at Boyer-Pentek Construction and US Steel Duquesne Works. Bob was a handyman and enjoyed old cars and doo-wop music. He was the beloved husband of 49 years to Karen C. (Boyer) Sapos; father of Kerry Reese of Pittsburgh and Kim (Sean) McMurray of Wexford; Pap Pap of Shane McMurray and Cade McMurray; brother of Dennis (Cathy) Sapos of Rankin, Sharon Sapos of North Carolina, and the late Andrew Sapos, late David Sapos and the late Ruth Weber; brother-in-law of Denny (Lynn) Boyer and Debby (David) Ackerman; also survived by nieces and nephews. There will be no visitation. Family and friends are invited to a Memorial Service followed by a luncheon on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 11 a.m. at the American Serbian Club, 2524 Sarah St., Pgh, PA 15203. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Arbor Foundation at https://shop.arborday.org Arrangements entrusted to MALOY - SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, Duquesne, PA, 412-466-330

 


William H. Valiquette Jr.

March 06, 2018 |

By Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home | Posted in: Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home

 
WILLIAM H. VALIQUETTE Jr. age 91, of West Mifflin, March 4, 2018. He was a son of the late William H. and Elizabeth (Foster) Valiquette, Sr. He was a retired clerk from the US Steel Duquesne Works, Irvin Works and the Homestead Works. Bill was a member of the Croatian Club of Duquesne and a member of the Duquesne High School 1944 State Basketball Championship Team, he proudly served his country in the Army during WWII. Husband of the late Virginia M. (Johnson) Valiquette; father of William H. (Chris Ann) Valiquette III of West Mifflin and the late Janet Renshaw who is survived by her former husband, Daniel Pollak; also seven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and one great-great- granddaughter; brother of Gloria (late Ted) Shell of Port Vue, Arlene Gida and the late Jack Valiquette. There will be no visitation. Graveside services will be held in McKeesport-Versailles Cemetery on Thursday, March 8, 2018, at 10 a.m. Pastor Peter B. Roy, officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Family Hospice & Palliative Care, 50 Moffett St., Pgh., PA 15243. Arrangements entrusted to MALOY - SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, Duquesne, PA, 412-466-3300
 


Carole A. Bodnar

March 02, 2018 |

By Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home | Posted in: Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home

CAROLE A. BODNAR age 70, of West Mifflin, on March 2, 2018, at home. She was the daughter of the late William and Mary (Banchansky) Banyasz. Carole was a retired magisterial clerk for Albert V. “Buddy” Belan and Dan Olasz. She was the beloved wife of the late Richard Bodnar for 44 years; mother of Bethany (David) Wingerson of West Mifflin and Richard B. (Danielle) Bodnar of Moon Twp.; sister of the late William (late Janice) Banyasz; survived by her sister-in-law, Judith (late Donald) Hornfeck of West Mifflin and Susan (Kevin) Manns of West Mifflin; also survived by her caregiver, Rosemarie (late Edward) Zedo of West Mifflin; and her feline friend, Holly. Visitation on Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the MALOY - SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300 where a Blessing Service will be held on Monday, March 5, 2018, at 9 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church, West Mifflin. Rev. Thomas Lewandowski officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the National MS Society Pennsylvania Keystone Chapter, 1501 Reesdale St., Suite 105, Pgh., PA 15233 or www.nationalmssociety.org.

 

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