Mary Ann (Bencho) Rossey

October 18, 2017 |

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Mary Ann (Bencho) Rossey, 67, of Wilmerding, died Sunday October 15, 2017. Surviving are her longtime friend and caregiver Daniel Cizauckus; her children Michael (Christina) Rossey, Dana LaVerde, and Ralph LaVerde; several grandchildren; siblings Sally Ann (Charles) Baine, Joseph (Arlene) Bencho, Michael Bencho, and the late Barbara; also nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.
 
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Patricia L. (Eckenrod) Stefancis Rubright

October 18, 2017 |

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Patricia L. (Eckenrod) Stefancis Rubright, age 78, of Wendel, passed away Sunday, October 15, 2017. She was born December 22, 1938 in East Pittsburgh, the daughter of the late Lawrence and Sophie (Perello) Eckenrod. She was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church in North Huntingdon. She worked for over 20 years in housekeeping at the Briarcliff Pavilion in North Huntingdon before retiring. She is survived by her son Eric (Lisa) Stefancis of Wendel; granddaughter Brittney Stefancis; brother Lawrence (Renee) Eckenrod of East McKeesport; and nieces and nephews. Services are private.
 
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Robert Ross Mowry

October 18, 2017 |

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Robert Ross Mowry, 91, of Irwin, died Sunday October 15, 2017. He was born November 9, 1925 in Irwin, a son of the late Glenn and Grace (Bell) Mowry. He was a retired general foreman for Westinghouse Airbrake Co., Wilmerding, and a member of American Legion Post 359 and L.O.O.M., Lodge 236, both of Irwin. Bob was a Navy veteran of WWII and was recently recognized by the Tribune Review for being one of the last remaining survivors of an explosion on the USS Turner off the coast of New Jersey that killed 136 sailors in January of 1944. The cause of the explosion was never solved. He is survived by his wife Anne S. (Pertzog) Mowry; his children Bea (Tom) Airgood of Penn Hills, Robert R. (Jerilyn) Mowry of Kittanning, and Pam (Don) Wise of CA; grandchildren Robbie, Steve, Nikki, Matthew S. Mowry, Christina, Jennifer, and Chris; great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; brothers Gene Mowry of Plum and Sam Gibson of NC; also nieces and nephews.
 
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Bernice M. (Rittko) Mycka

October 13, 2017 |

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Bernice M. (Rittko) Mycka, age 99 of North Versailles, passed away Thursday, October 12, 2017. She was born September 5, 1918 in Braddock, the daughter of the late George and Mary (Petrick) Rittko. She was one of the founding mothers of St. Robert Bellarmine Church in East McKeesport. She worked as a cosmetologist styling hair in her own home before working in sales at the JcPenny Store for over 20 years at the Eastland Mall. She was a loving mother that was proud of her kids, grandchild, and great-grandsons. She is survived by her children Damian Mycka of North Versailles and Elizabeth Spernak of Monroeville; granddaughter Jennifer (Ryan) Pattan; and great grandsons Wyatt, Levi and Bode. 
 
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Peter Yacko

October 12, 2017 |

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Peter Yacko, age 89, a resident of Concordia, Cabot, formerly of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, October 10, 2017. He was born April 23, 1928 in East McKeesport, a son of the late Anthony and Martha (Hrynik) Yacko. He was a former active member of the Norwin Alliance Church, North Huntingdon, a former member of Men’s Prayer Fellowship, and went on to volunteer at the Concordia Lutheran Ministries in Cabot. He attended Nyack College in Nyack, New York and graduated from St. Paul Bible College, St. Paul, Minnesota. Upon graduation he served as a missionary with Village Mission in Nebraska and Missouri. Peter owned the Yacko Construction Company for many years where he built and remodeled churches across West Pennsylvania. He retired as the Safety Maintenance Supervisor at Precise Metals and Plastics in North Versailles.
 
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Gertrude Feeney

October 12, 2017 |

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Gertrude Feeney, 89, a resident of Redstone Highlands, North Huntingdon, formerly of North Versailles, died Saturday October 7, 2017. She was born December 11, 1927 in North Versailles a daughter of the late George and Gertrude (May) Feeney. She was a retired secretary for Westinghouse Airbrake Company, Wilmerding. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by siblings Harry Feeney, Howard Feeney, and June Kudman. She is survived by her brother Earl Feeney of North Huntingdon. Services and interment were private. Arrangements were handled by Forgie-Snyder Funeral Home, East McKeesport. For online condolences please visit www.snyderfueralservuices.com.
 
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Lois J. (Meigs) Landis

October 11, 2017 |

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Lois J. (Meigs) Landis, 92, of North Huntingdon, died Thursday October 5, 2017. She was born September 25, 1925 in Irwin, a daughter of the late William J. and Mary M. (Fisher) Meigs. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Irwin. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Harvey G. Landis and grandson in-law Max Howard. She is survived by her children Ronald G. (Linda) Landis, Karen J. Rager, and Gaye L. (David) McCarthy all of Greensburg; grandchildren Sherry Howard, Eric (Stacy) Rager, and Michelle (Shane) Hopkins; great grandchildren Max and Shayla Howard, Jacob and Deja Reed, and Brooke Rager. Services and interment will be private. The William Snyder Funeral Home Inc., Irwin, 724-863-1200 is in charge of arrangements. For online condolences please visit www.snyderfuneralservices.com.

 

Beverly J. (Harshberger) Smith

October 10, 2017 |

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Beverly J. (Harshberger) Smith, age 59, of North Huntingdon, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, October 8, 2017. She worked as a trauma nurse at Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh for over 25 years before spending the last 5 years as a nurse educator at Excela Health of Latrobe. She is preceded in death by the wonderful couple that raised her Carl and Mildred Bock. She is survived by her daughter Casey Smith (fiancée Andrew Rogowski) of North Huntingdon.
 
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Lucy (Rizzo) Filia

October 09, 2017 |

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Lucy (Rizzo) Filia, age 91, formerly of Wilmerding, after a long struggle with dementia. Wife of the late James; beloved mother of Joseph (Marsha) of Columbus, Ohio, and James F. (Mary Kay) of North Versailles; dear sister of Rosemary (the late Frank) Abate of Delaware, Connie (Jack) Biedinger of Hempfield, William (Lucille) Rizzo of Hawaii, and the late Frank Rizzo; also 6 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and a great grandson.
 
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Lawrence J. Laychak

October 09, 2017 |

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Lawrence J. Laychak, 68, of North Huntingdon, died Sunday October 8, 2017. He was born April 4, 1949 in McKeesport, a son of the late Joseph and Irene (Vislay) Laychak. He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh and was a retired physics teacher for Woodland Hills High School. He was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church, North Huntingdon and loved all outdoor activities especially fishing, hunting, trapping, and golfing with a special group of friends who called themselves the “good guys”. Larry was an army veteran of the Vietnam conflict. He is survived by his loving wife of forty years Kathleen M. (O’Hara) Laychak; his children Mary Elizabeth Laychak and her husband Andrew Odell of Hawaii and Jayne Overturf and her husband Ryan of Boston, MA; his grandson Wesley Lawrence Overturf; and a brother Gerald Laychak of West Mifflin; also sisters and brothers in law; nieces and nephews.
 
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Christine M. (Omlor) Sima

October 04, 2017 |

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Christine M. (Omlor) Sima, 52, of North Huntingdon, died Tuesday October 3, 2017. She was born January 12, 1965 in Wilkinsburg, a daughter of the late William and E. Marie (Pedder) Omlor and was also preceded in death by her sister Mary Lou Zarobsky. She was a legislative assistant for former State Representative James E. Casorio. She enjoyed her camp with family and riding motorcycle with her husband. She is survived by her husband of nineteen years Richard A. Sima; her children Amber (Jeremy) Myers of Scottdale and Garrison W. Miller of North Huntingdon; her granddaughter Trinity Lou Myers; and a brother Garrison L. (Candy) Omlor of Kittanning.
 
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William J. Brown

September 30, 2017 |

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William J. Brown, age 90, of North Huntingdon, passed way Friday, September 29, 2017. He was born July 12, 1927 in Harrison City, a son of the late Harry and Mary (Lauffer) Brown. He was a veteran of the Merchant Marine and the Army during the occupation forces after WWII, and went on to be a tool and die worker at Fisher Auto Body in Dravosburg before retiring. He enjoyed traveling, especially to his trailer in Holiday, Florida. He was also a past member of the Elks in Harrison City.
 
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Margaret H. (Hrtyanski) Piovesan

September 27, 2017 |

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Margaret H. (Hrtyanski) Piovesan, age 96, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, September 26, 2017. She was born September 7, 1921 in North Huntingdon, a daughter of the late Paul and Julia (Skito) Hrtyanski. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Irwin, and participated in the church quilting group. She loved to cook and bake every chance she got. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of over 41 years Glenn C. Piovesan; son David H. Piovesan; sisters Mildred Hrtyanski and Julia Zwald; and brother Julius Hrtyansky. She is survived by her daughter Karen (Gary) Shupe; grandsons Brian (Alisha) Shupe and Steve (Joe Lascar) Shupe.
 
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Frank Cosharek

September 25, 2017 |

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Frank Cosharek, 99, of North Huntingdon, died Saturday September 23, 2017. He was born January 27, 1918 in Johnstown, a son of the late John and Mary (Prunchak) Cosharek. He was also preceded in death by his wife Mary Jane (Mlinarchik) Cosharek, sons James Cosharek and Kenneth Cosharek, and siblings Ann Lavely, Catherine Cosharek, Michael Cosharek, and Nicholas Cosharek who was killed during WWII. He was a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, a retired foreman for U.S. Steel, Vandergrift, and an Army Veteran of WWII participating in the Normandy invasion and the European Theater. He is survived by his children Robert (Charlotte) Cosharek of Blairsville, Eileen (William) Spevak of Tucson, AZ, William Cosharek of North Huntingdon, and Thomas (Missy) Cosharek of Rillton; his grandchildren Rebecca Wiegering, and Elizabeth, John, Janine, Makenzie, and Logan Cosharek; his great grandchildren Alejandro, Gabriella, and Rafael; also numerous nieces and nephews.
 
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Arlene R. (Bobak) Williams

September 22, 2017 |

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Arlene R. (Bobak) Williams, 71, of McKeesport, died Wednesday, September 20, 2017. She was born January 9, 1946 in Turtle Creek, the daughter of the late Rev. Paul and Lillian (Snyder) Bobak and was also preceded in death by her husband of over 43 years Paul W. Williams and brothers Ronald Paul Bobak and Robert Bobak.
 
Arlene was a member of Greater Works Outreach, Monroeville, where she was a part of the GAP ministry and a spiritual mother to many. She was the former host of Cornerstone Ministries Television, At Home With Arlene Williams, and also a co-host of the Signs and Wonders segment of the television show Real Life at CTV. Arlene had a great love for people and was loved by many. She was an avid Pirates fan.
 
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