Marilyn Wisbar Kurutz

August 16, 2017 |

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Marilyn Wisbar Kurutz, 67, of Duquesne, died Tuesday, August 15, 2017, at her home after a long battle with muscular dystrophy and heart disease.

She will be remembered for her spirit and sense of humor, her passion and dedication to do what was right. Despite being wheelchair-bound for the past 25 years, she carried a sunny disposition and an “I can beat this” attitude. She was often known as “the lady with butterflies on her wheelchair.” 

Born in 1950 to Ed and Thelma Wisbar, she was a 1968 graduate of Duquesne High School. She attended Point Park College, where she studied accounting. She spent more than a decade working in the insurance industry and was a fashion model for Gateway Associated Photography. 

She married Stephen (Ray) Kurutz in 1981 and the couple had one daughter, Daveen. She devoted her life to taking care of her family, as a stay-at-home mom and wife until 1999. Diagnosed in her 40s with mitochondrial myopathy and confined to a wheelchair, she didn’t let that stop her from working at Kennywood Park in security for four years. She was a Pittsburgh Penguins season ticket holder, where she enjoyed cheering for her fellow Lithuanian, Darius Kasparaitis.

Marilyn was a fighter and a lover. She loved her family and friends fiercely and had a deep love for animals. Dubbed the “downstairs mayor” of Duquesne, she successfully fought to get city hall made handicap accessible. She twice ran the city’s crime watch program, cultivating a large citizen’s group dedicated to helping keep the city she called home safe. 

She fought and won numerous medical battles and was a breast cancer survivor. 

She was preceeded in death by her parents and will meet her dogs Ginger, Jo Jo, Buffy, Lucky, Bee-Bee, Stanford and Jo Jo at the rainbow bridge. She is survived by her adoring husband, Ray; her loving daughter Daveen Kurutz, son-in-law Shawn McLaughlin, of Munhall; sister Susan Kobak (Jack) of Angola, Ind.; goddaughter Kara Kobak, of Los Angeles; sister-in-law Julia Laverne Moreman (Pat) of Greensburg; niece Kelly Moreman of Greensburg; nephews Donald Moreman (Tammy), of Connelsville and Patrick Moreman (Michelle) of Greensburg; a fur grandson, Crosby; a four-legged companion Girlie Girl; and numerous cousins.

 
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Margaret E. Bishoff

August 09, 2017 |

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Amy L. Schink

August 03, 2017 |

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AMY L. SCHINK, 100, of Duquesne, died Aug. 3, 2017.  She is the daughter of the late Charles and Clara (Burnett) Kettler and wife of the late Paul Schink.  Amy is survived by her sons Paul "Gary" (Joan) Schink of West Mifflin and Theron "Sandy" (Betty) Schink of Duquesne and daughter Gretchen Varelli of Manchester, NJ; also 6 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren.  She was a former member of the First Methodist Church in Duquesne.  Funeral arrangements by Teichart-Gracan Funral Home, Duquesne.

 

Marlene Goedeke

July 05, 2017 |

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MARLENE A. GOEDEKE, 69, of West Mifflin, died July 5, 2017.  She is the daughter of the late Andrew and Ann (Babjak) Ferencz.  She is survived by her daughter Kristy Goedeke; brothers Ronald and Andrew (Connie) Ferencz and loving cats Shorty and Ginger.  Marlene was preceded in death by her sister Kathy Lesko.  Funeral arrangements by Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne. Services will be private.

 

Helen Obrosky

June 08, 2017 |

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Helen Obrosky, 98, of Duquesne, died June 7, 2017.  She is the daughter of the late Frank and Josephine (Rakowska) Wozniak.  Wife of the late David Obrosky.  Helen is survived by her daughter Janice Girovsky of McKeesport; son Larry (Elizabeth) Obrosky of West Mifflin; grandchildren Jennifer (Jim) McCalla of West Mifflin and Paul Obrosky of West Mifflin and great granddaughter Ashley McCalla.  She was a member of  St. Hedwig. Church.  Friends received Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne, Mon. from 10:00 to 11:00 am at which time a blessing will be held with Father Tom Lewandowsky.  Interment will be private.  The family would like to sincerely thank Three Rivers Hospice for all their kindness and care they gave to Helen, especially Ashley, Elysha and Julie.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contribtions may be made to your favorite charity.

 

Phillip R. Craig

June 03, 2017 |

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Phillip R. Craig, 66, of Duquesne, died June 3, 2017.  He is the son of the late Ross and Mary (Carpenter) Craig.  Phillip is survived by his loving companion Sandy Peclet; daughter Candy Craig of Las Vegas and son Phillip Craig of Las Vegas; grandchildren Justin Milett, Joshua Craig, Angel Craig, Amanda Maurer, James Maurer, Kane Maurer and Bry Pritchett; sister Joy; brothers Ross Craig, Leonard Craig and John Tenant; also great grandchildren.  Funeral arrangements by Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne.

 

Celestine Lesko

April 25, 2017 |

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CELESTINE LESKO, 87, of West Mifflin, passed away Tues., April 25, 2017 due to complications of a stroke.  She is survived by her son Lawrence (Debra), Richard and James Lesko and granddaughter Jessica.  She was preceded in death by her husband Francis in Feb. 2007.  Funeral arrangements by Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home.

 

Gabriel "Baba" Medich

April 17, 2017 |

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Gabriel "Baba" Medich, 87, passed peacefully at home in White Oak on April 16, 2017.  He was born Nov. 3, 1929 'below the tracks' in Duquesne, Pa before moving to Polish Hill in West Mifflin where he raised his family.  He moved to White Oak to live with his daughter and family in 2010.  He was the son of the late George  and Maria (Boban) Medich.  He was married to the late Dorothy (Gavlik) Medich for 57 years when she passed in 2008.  Surviving are his son David (Teresa) Medich from Conway, SC and his daughter Marcie (Michael) Ward from White Oak.  His grandchildren, Cassandra and Gabriel Ward, were his world and shining stars.  He is survived by a sister Diana (Jerry) Drobac of Finleyville and many nieces and nephews.

 
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Mary Ann Salopek

March 20, 2017 |

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Mary Ann Salopek, 58, died Saturday March 18, 2017 with her loving daughter Jennifer by her side. She was the daughter of the late John Cvejkus and Catherine Pruitt. Mary Ann was preceded in death by brother John Cvejkus and is survived by sister Kathy (Gary) Frizzi, daughter Jennifer Salopek, and grandson Tyler Salopek. Arrangements by Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne.

 

Olga M. Hunt

March 14, 2017 |

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Olga M. Hunt, 99, of West Mifflin died March 14, 2017. She is the daughter of the late Andrew and Elizabeth Bodner. Wife of the late Walter Hunt. She is survived by her children Marsha (Buck) Willis, Carolyn (Russell) Opalko, and Laura (Rich) DiDomenico; brother Zoly Bodner; brother-in-law Ernest Robert Hunt; 6 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Olga was a member of St. Elias Byzantine Church, former member of St. Mary's Byzantine Church. Funeral services and interment will be private. Arrangement by Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

 
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Frank "Miami" P. Nedzbala

December 20, 2016 |

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FRANK "MIAMI" P. NEDZBALA, 82, of West Mifflin, died Dec. 19, 2016.  He is the son of the late Andrew and Anna Nedzbala.  He is survived by his beloved wife Grace (Maiolo) Nedzbala; brother-in-law Jim Maiolo and nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by brothers and a sister.

 
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Lula E. Boyer

December 06, 2016 |

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LULA E. BOYER, 100, of West Mifflin, died Dec. 5, 2016.  She is the daughter of the late Irwin and Catherine (Schumacker) Sikes.  Wife of the late Charles Boyer.  Lula is survived by her dauhter Margaret Jane (Jesse) Sellers of West Mifflin; granddaughters Cynthia (Robert) McCorkle and Catherine (Terry) Burgess; great grandchildren Wesley and Jesse McCorkle and Jared and Elizabeth Burgess and 2 great great grandchildren Archer and Hunter.

Friends received at the Lincoln Place Nazarene Church on Thurs. from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at which time a funeral service will be held with Rev. Joseph Stump.  Interment following Jefferson Memorial Park.  Funeral arrangements by Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne.

 

Nancy Lenhart Thomas

December 02, 2016 |

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NANCY LENHART THOMAS, the only child of Dr. James Henry Lenhart and Margaret Augusta Lenhart died Nov. 30, 2016.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. William H. Thomas.  She was born March 10, 1933 in Pittsburgh.  She graduated from Schenley High School, trained as a Registered Radiological Technologist at West Penn Hospital.

 
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Gertrude C. Buchleitner

November 28, 2016 |

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GERTRUDE C. BUCHLEITNER, 99, of Duquesne, died Nov. 26, 2016.  She is the daughter of the late Frank and Cecilia (Schultz) Snyder.  Wife of the late Eugene C. Buchleitner.  She is survived by her son Eugene (Sally) Buchleitner of Elizabeth and nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her son James Buchleitner and brother Frank Snyder.  Gert was a member of St. Joseph Church and worked at the Canopy in McKeesport.  Friends received Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne, Wed. 10:00 am till 11:00 am at which time a funeral mass will be held at St. Joseph Church with Rev. Tom Lewandowski.  Interment following St. Joseph Cemetery

 

Lawrence "Larry" E. McKenzie

October 26, 2016 |

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LAWRENCELARRY” E. McKENZIE, 67, of West Mifflin died Oct. 25, 2016.  He is the son of the late Edward E. and Evelyn (DeVault) McKenzie.  He is survived by his son Richard McKenzie; granddaughter Brooke McKenzie; sister Hilda Cooley; niece Kelley Ursiny; nephew Patrick Cooley; great nieces and nephews  Tara, Joelle and Andrew Ursiny and Emily Halliday.

Lawarence was retired from J & L Steel as well as St. Francis Hospital – Central Medical Pavillion. Friends received Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne, Sat. from 2-6.

 

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