Charles Jack Smith

May 04, 2017 |

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Charles Jack Smith, age 96, formerly of White Oak, died May 3, 2017 at UPMC East Hospital in Monroeville. Born October 20, 1920, “Jack” was the son of Wesley L. and Carrie Fisher Schroth Smith, of Pittsburgh. He is survived by his daughter Charlene M. Jackson formerly of North Versailles. He is also survived by nieces and nephews. 

 
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Judy Bortak

May 04, 2017 |

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Judy Bortak, age 79 of White Oak, died Friday, April 28, 2017. She was born in Mt. Pleasant on December 16, 1937, daughter of the late Jack and Jeanne Porch Simpson and wife of the late Lawrence M. Bortak. Judy was proprietor with her husband of the former Marribee Framing in Rainbow Village, White Oak. 

 
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Veronica Jean Karichko Russin

April 28, 2017 |

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Veronica Jean Karichko Russin, age 95, originally of McKeesport died Friday, April 28, 2017 at the Grove at Irwin.  She was born February 28, 1922 in Duquesne, the daughter of the late John and Mary Polakovsky Karichko.

During World War II she worked for US Steel in Duquesne, and after the war as an operator and supervisor for Bell Telephone. 

She is survived by her children, Donna (Matt) Clay of Greensburg, Judi  (Tom) Ridge of Scottsdale, Arizona, Steven Russin and Judy Thomas of Greenock, Lois (Greg) Stepansky of North Huntingdon, Valerie (Mark) Bradley of Manor and Robert Russin of North Versailles; grandchildren, W. Russin (Vivian) Clay, Steve Russin, Katherine (Phil) Horrell and Jake Stepansky; great-grandson, Phillip Mathew; numerous nieces and nephews; companion, Jim Devlin and dear friend, Jodilynn Jackson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Stephen and siblings, Anna Kerekach, Pauline Cowell, and John, Joseph, Michael, Frank, and Robert Karichko. 

The family would like to thank the staff at The Grove in Irwin for their loving and compassionate care.

Friends will be received on Sunday, April 30, 2017 from 4 pm until 6 pm at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation and Mortuary Services, Inc., 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, supervisor, 412-678-6177). Mass will be held at 10am on Monday, May 1, 2017 at St. Angela Merici Church with Father Kevin Dominik officiating.  Burial will follow in St. Nicholas Cemetery. Condolences may be made at www.strifflerfuneralhomes.com

 
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William James Petro

April 28, 2017 |

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William James Petro, age 66 of Plum Borough, died Thursday, April 27, 2017.  He was born on September 11, 1950 in McKeesport and is the son on the Late John W. and Ruth Hughes Petro.  He served in the Navy and retired from the former Perkin Elmer Corporation.  He also enjoyed listening to music and playing the guitar and piano. 

He is survived by his daughter, Nicole Petro of North Braddock; son, Justin Petro of Penn Hills; brothers, Jack (Nancy) Petro of White Oak, Daniel (Deborah) Petro of McKeesport; sisters, Karen (John) Cargill of Sebastian, Florida, Kim (John) Kovac of Bethel Park, Tracey Hobson of McKeesport, Terri Cain of Turtle Creek, Allison (Raymond) Frankoski of Penn Hills, Melissa (Louis) Biscardo of Peters Twp; ex-wife, Sandy Petro of North Braddock; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. 

Friends will be received at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation and Mortuary Services, Inc., 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, supervisor, 412-678-6177) on Monday May 1st from 10:30 am until the time of service at 12:30 pm. Services will be held in the funeral home chapel with Father Kevin Dominik officiating. Burial will follow. Condolences may be made at www.strifflerfuneralhomes.com

 
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Florence J. Stokan

April 21, 2017 |

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Florence J. Stokan, age 90 of North Huntingdon, died Friday, April 21, 2017 at St. Anne Home in Greensburg.

 
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Donna L. Harpster

April 21, 2017 |

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Donna L. Harpster, age 50 of Lincoln Place, died on Thursday, April 20, 2017.

 
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George J. Myczka

April 14, 2017 |

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George J. Myczka, age 68 of McKeesport, died Wednesday, April 12, 2017. He was born in McKeesport August 6, 1948, the son of the late John K. and Genevieve Zajdel Myczka.

 
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Leslie Haney

April 11, 2017 |

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Leslie J. Haney, age 72 of Port Vue, died Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

 
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Sylvina A. Black

April 11, 2017 |

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Sylvina A. Black, age 87 of White Oak, died Monday, April 10, 2017.

 
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James Anthony Schaible

April 10, 2017 |

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James Anthony Schaible, age 79, of Rushville, Ohio, entered eternal life on April 10, 2017. James was born October 22, 1937 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. James attended St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, he was a graduate of McKeesport H.S. Class of 1955, James was a proud Veteran of the United States Army.

 
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Susan Lynn Knoll Dorn

April 08, 2017 |

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Susan Lynn Knoll Dorn, age 47, of New Kensington, died Saturday, March 25, 2017. She was born in McKeesport on August 27, 1969, the daughter of the late Harold and Lois Staley Knoll. Susan is survived by her two sons Garry and Michael Runion of Glassport, sisters; Vivian Jean Evans of Pitcairn and Barbara Anne (Ray) Berta of Arkansas, and grandchildren.

 
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Bonita T. Carter

April 06, 2017 |

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Bonita T. Carter, age 73, of Pittsburgh, died Wednesday, April 5, 2017.  She was born in Brooklyn, New York on March 22, 1944 and was the daughter of the late Grace Allegro.  She was employed as a school bus driver for many years, loved arts, crafts and painting. 

 
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Donald John Argyle, Sr.

April 05, 2017 |

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Donald John Argyle, Sr. age 81, of Dravosburg, died Tuesday, April 4, 2017.  He was born in McKeesport on January 11, 1936 and was son of the late Thomas Argyle and Thelma Miller Cislo

 
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Dorothy M. Donnelly

April 02, 2017 |

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Dorothy M. Donnelly, age 93, of McKeesport, died on Sunday April 2, 2017 at UPMC McKeesport. She was born in Wall, PA on May 27, 1923 and is the daughter of the late William and Nellie Hefferman Finger.
She is survived by sons; Jack Donnelly of McKeesport; Richard Donnelly of White Oak; daughter, Marge (Chuck) Heidenfelder of McKeesport; sister, Shirley Valkanas of Flinton, PA; and grandchildren, Chuck and Lori Heidenfelder. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Harry “Bud” Donnelly; and sister, Irene Pizzuto.

 
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Alexandra Mamas

April 02, 2017 |

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Alexandra Mamas, age 96, of McKeesport, died on April 2, 2017. She was born in Chios, Greece on August 15, 1920 and is the daughter of the late Micah and Zenovia Klouvas.

She is survived by son, James M. (Cathy) Mamas of Miami, FL; daughter, Patricia (Dr. Norman) Demos of Elizabeth Twp.; siblings; Antigone Vlahos of Atlanta, GA; Evangelia Spectakou of Greece; Victor Klouvas of Greece; Panteli Klouvas of Greece; grandchildren, Dr. Andrew (Elaine Esq.) Demos of Long Island, NY; Michael (Dana)  Demos of Palm Beach, FL; Antonia (Justin) Mamas of St. Augustine, FL; Michael (Ashley) Mamas of St. Augustine, FL; Alexander Mamas of Miami, FL; great-grandchildren, Alexander Andrew Demos, Ariyanna Demos, Elise Alexandra Demos, Michael Bradon Demos, Anthony James Mamas, Michael Mamas, Noah Mamas, and many beloved nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews both in the U.S. and Greece.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Michael D. Mamas; siblings, Ismene Amartolou, Maria Kosta, Chrysoula Vrouze, and Niko Amartolou

She was a member of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in White Oak, St. Markella Ladies Philoptochos Society, and the Chian Society. She was active in her church life, promoter and advocate of her heritage, culture and faith, Unrivalled cook, baker, and hostess. She is one of the last of the greatest generation and will be missed dearly.

 
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