Sandra “Sandy” A. (Sheesley) Novak

August 20, 2018 |

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Sandra “Sandy” A. (Sheesley) Novak, age 61, of East McKeesport passed away Sunday, August 19, 2018. She was born October 19, 1956 in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Gifford “Bud” and Barbara Sheesley. She worked for over eight years as a cashier at the Dollar General in North Versailles. She is survived by her husband of over 42 years David E. Novak; son David E. Novak Jr. of East McKeesport; sisters Robin (Honalee Harrington) Sheesley of Durham, North Carolina, Bonnie Story of Madison, Wisconsin and Darlene (George) Batch of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; and many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
 
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Charlotte Rae (Whitaker) Evans

August 14, 2018 |

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Charlotte Rae (Whitaker) Evans, 89, of Derry, formerly of Trafford, passed peacefully Friday August 10, 2018, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born May 16, 1929 in Wall, a daughter of the late Charles Roy and Edith Mae (Miller) Whitaker and was also preceded in death by her husband Joseph F. Evans. Charlotte was a former cook for LaDonne Restaurant, North Huntingdon and was a member of Bible Baptist Church, Latrobe, the Theological Society of East McKeesport, and was a longtime volunteer for at the Grapeville VFD Gun Bash. She was a former active Girl Scout Leader while living in Illinois. She is survived by her children Faye D. Villa-James and her husband Ken of Cavittsville and Charles S. Evans and his wife Sandra Niehl of Turtle Creek; her grandchildren Kenneth (Vickie) James of Latrobe, Bethany A. James of Avalon David K. (Ashley) James of Greensburg Darlene F. (Chris) Fiasco of Monroeville, Alan Kunkle of Turtle Creek, and Anna (Aaron) Gabor also of Turtle Creek; her great grandchildren Michael C. and Matthew J. James of Latrobe, Autumn Gabor of Pitcairn Robert Kunkle of Washington state, Andrew Kunkle of New Kensington, Tyler Gabor of Pitcairn, and Brandon and Delana Gabor of Turtle Creek; and has been blessed with three great great grandchildren living in Washington state; siblings Robert A. (Patsy Joan) Whitaker Sr. of Valparaiso, IN and Edith M. Pedder of Herminie; also nieces Michele Whitaker and Edith Mae (Daniel) Ruggiero III and nephews Robert A. Whitaker Jr and Ray Alan (Jessica) Pedder; also great nieces and nephews.
 
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Samuel R. Mazzei

August 12, 2018 |

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Samuel R. Mazzei, 86, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday August 8, 2018. He was born September 5, 1931 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Samuel N. and Francis (Soloman) Mazzei and was also preceded in death by his wife Eunice M. (Sestrich) Mazzei; a brother Francis Mazzei, and sisters Angela Palotti and Mary Williams. He was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, North Huntingdon, retired employee of Calgon Carbon, Pittsburgh, a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, a member of Teamsters Local 249, and a member of VFW Post . Samuel is survived by his children Samuel R. (Lauren) Mazzei Jr. of North Huntingdon and Joseph R. (Tammie) Mazzei of Industry; grandchildren Catherine E. , Joseph S., and Katie M. Mazzei; a brother Robert Mazzei of Alison Park; and nieces and nephews.
 
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Robert S. "Rob" McKinley

August 08, 2018 |

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Robert S. "Rob" McKinley, age 46, of Pittsburgh and Bedford PA, unexpectedly passed away on his farm on August 6, 2018. He was born December 1971 in Reading PA, son of Judy (Jenny) McKinley and the late Robert “Bob” McKinley, grandson of Goldie and the late Walter “Bud” McKinley, and the late Jack and Mary Rose Jenny. He graduated from Norwin Senior High School in the class of ’90. While attending various colleges, he was making a name for himself as a young entrepreneur, having ran and/or owned multiple businesses by his 30’s. Most recently, Rob was working at Hydro Extrusions North America as a Senior Business Analyst. He was a member of the Bedford Elks, and a supporter of the Bedford PA Humane Society. He enjoyed traveling, hunting, fishing, collecting antique furniture, and driving fast cars. He was a caring, outgoing, and energetic man who was loved by many and will be missed by all. Rob is survived by his wife and partner of 23 years, Allison White-McKinley; his mother Judy McKinley; his sisters, Heather Grove and her husband, Don Grove, of Johnson City, TN, Kathleen McKinley and her partner, Nathan Botti, of Herminie, PA, and his brother Patrick “Butch” McKinley and fiancé Patricia Schuler of Dormont, PA; six beloved nieces and nephews; and his loving dog, Daisy.

 
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Barry J. Palm

August 02, 2018 |

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Barry J. Palm, 51, of North Versailles, died Tuesday July 31, 2018. Barry was born June 11, 1967 in McKeesport a son of the late Robert W. Sr. and Phyllis (Miller) Palm and was also preceded in death by a sister Victoria McWilliams. He was an employee of Cleveland/Price Inc., Trafford, and a member of the Ukrainian Club in Wilmerding. He loved his grandchildren and enjoyed riding his motorcycle. He is survived by his daughter Kelley Koring and her husband Craig of New Stanton; his grandchildren Hunter, Savannah, and Nevaeh; his siblings Jean Sturgess and her husband Dave of Manor and Robert W. Palm Jr of Youngwood; also nieces and nephews.
 
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Gail S. Martin

August 02, 2018 |

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Gail S. Martin, 72, of North Versailles, died Tuesday July 31, 2018. Gail was a professional choir member singing in various churches. She enjoyed gardening and loved her golden retrievers. She was the sister of the late Lois Martin and fiancé of the late Russell Mason. She is survived by cousins. There will be no viewing. Forgie-Snyder Funeral Home, East McKeesport is in charge of arrangements. For online condolences visit www.snyderfuneralservices.com.
 
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Kay F. Adams

August 02, 2018 |

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Kay F. Adams, 80, of North Huntingdon, passed peacefully from this life Monday, July 30 at Excela Health, Greensburg. Our loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend was born October 20, 1937 to the late Jack and Frances (Dominici) Marsden of McKeesport. She was preceded in death by her husband Jon R. Adams, son James Douglas Adams, and infant grandson Jon Cody Adams. Kay is survived by her sons Jon (Justine) Adams and Scott (Mindy) Adams; six grandchildren Rose, Jennifer, Melissa, William, Abby, and Molly; and eight great-grandchildren who all affectionately know her as G.G.
 
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Albert E. Betar

July 26, 2018 |

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Albert E. Betar, 98, of North Huntingdon, died Tuesday July 24, 2018, at home surrounded by family. He was born July 9, 1920 in Irwin, a son of the late Esper and Mary (Obade) Beter. Al was a graduate of Norwin High School, class of 1939 and received a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Pittsburgh. He was a retired stock broker for Hefren Tillitson, Inc., Pittsburgh, and past President of the Pittsburgh Stock and Bond Club. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Irwin, an avid poker player and enjoyed going to the casino, and had a pilot license. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of WWII, a Pittsburgh sports fan, and enjoyed having coffee with friends.
 
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Martin A. “Bam Bam” Frederick

July 24, 2018 |

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Martin A. “Bam Bam” Frederick, 67, of North Huntingdon, died Monday July 23, 2018 at home surrounded by family. He was born February 13, 1951 in Greensburg, the son of the late Arnold F. and Patricia (Minnicks) Frederick. He was the owner of Stirling Motors, Irwin, and was a member of the Pennsylvania Independent Auto Dealers Association. He loved hunting and boating and enjoyed motorcycles. He is survived by his wife Barbara K. (Eddy) Frederick; his children Zachary C. (Jancee) Frederick of Pagosa Springs, CO, and Courtney R. (Mark) Cowell of North Huntingdon; his sisters Bonnie Dalrymple of Richmond, VA and Pamela (Dennis) Piper of Greensburg; along with numerous nieces and nephews.
 
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Elaine M. Perri Terrijoni

July 24, 2018 |

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Elaine M. Perri Terrijoni, 74, of North Versailles, died Sunday July 22, 2018. She was born September 3, 1943 in Braddock, a daughter of the late Steven and Suzanna (Kraves) Vanisko and was also preceded in death by her first husband Ernest Perri Sr. Elaine was a retired insurance agent and was a longtime Home Interiors representative and demonstrator. She was a member of Miller United Methodist Church, North Versailles, loved to bowl, and enjoyed crafts and going to the casino. She is survived by her husband Norman G. Terrijoni; her children Ernie (Pauline) Perri of Monroeville, Lisa (Shawn) Perri-Lang of West Leechburg, and Annamarie (Tony) Marietta of Hunker; step children Heidi (Jim) McNamara of Hunker and Norman G. Terrijoni of White Oak; her grandchildren Deidra (John) Dubbbs, Phillip (Jennifer) Lang, Daniel Lang, Dominick Perri, Harley (Eric Schneider) Perri, Kayla Lang, Sarah (Patrick) Sphon, Brittany Marietta, Ryan Marietta, and Josh McNamara; great grandchildren Gabriella, Austin, Kaycie, Logan, and Cason; her brother Donald Vanisko of Level Green; also nieces and nephews.
 
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Louise D. (Napolitano) Dye

July 22, 2018 |

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Louise D. (Napolitano) Dye, age 73, of White Oak, passed away Thursday, July 19, 2018. She was born July 24, 1944 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Louis and Rose (Pellesce) Napolitano. She was a registered nurse caring for newborn infants at Magee and then at Excela Westmoreland before retiring. She attended St. Angela Merici Parish in White Oak and enjoyed attending the church bingo events. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her loving husband Robert A. Dye. She is survived by her children Robert A. (Lori) Dye II of North Huntingdon and Susan L. Dye of Moon Twp.; grandchildren Emily, Joseph and Kristin; great grandchildren Ava and Greyson; and sister Hilda (Ronald) Krutz of Gibsonia.
 
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Donald J. Williams

July 12, 2018 |

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Donald J. Williams, 79, a longtime resident of North Versailles, died Tuesday July 10, 2018. He was born December 24, 1938 in Lincoln Place, a son of the late James and Dolores (Ohm) Williams and was also preceded in death by a brother Paul Williams. Don was a graduate of McKeesport High School, class of 1957 and worked for 42 years at Westinghouse Airbrake Company, Wilmerding. He was a longtime volunteer for East Allegheny Meals-On-Wheels and was a willing and helpful neighbor to many. He was a true Christian and his willingness and cheerful spirit will be missed by all. He was a devoted husband for 47 years to Janet L. (Arnosky) Williams; brother of Rev. Robert (Yvonne) Williams, John D. Williams, and Mary Jean Sherrill; and uncle of Deborah Sammons, Cristin Kersten, and Lance and James Williams.
 
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Elizabeth “Betty” L. (Smith) Brown

July 05, 2018 |

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Elizabeth “Betty” L. (Smith) Brown, age 88 of North Huntingdon, formerly of East McKeesport, passed away Wednesday, July 4, 2018. She is preceded in death by her husband David A. Brown; parents Thomas and Ann (Graham) Smith; and sister Nancy Easterly. She is survived by her children Thomas “Tom” A. (Gina) Brown of Butler and Deborah “Debbie” (Redman) Smith of North Huntingdon; and grandchildren Travis Smith, Derek Brown, Bryce Smith and Chelsea Brown.
 
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Ruth M. (Higgins) Kennedy

July 02, 2018 |

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Ruth M. (Higgins) Kennedy, 88, of Chillicothe, OH, formerly of North Huntingdon, died Saturday June 30, 2018. She was born August 11, 1929 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Alfred and Gladys B. (Witherow) Higgins and was also preceded in death by her husband James W. Kennedy and siblings Mary Jane Watkiss, Ellen Eastman, and William and Charles Higgins. She was a former cafeteria employee for Norwin School District and a former member of Calvary Assembly Church, North Huntingdon, where she was a pianist, choir member, and active with Women’s Ministries. She is survived by her daughter Karyn R. Fallow of Chillicothe, OH; grandchildren Reed (Sarah) Fallow, Jonathan (Kimberly) Fallow and William Fallow; great grandchildren Thomas (Alisa), Matthew, Emily, Allison, and Hailey Fallow; siblings Lois Menzies of North Huntingdon and John (Faith) Higgins of NC; also nieces and nephews.
 
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Helen D. (Vuleta) Piovesan

June 28, 2018 |

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Helen D. (Vuleta) Piovesan, 92, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday June 27, 2018. She was born October 10, 1925 in North Huntingdon, a daughter of the late Samuel and Mary (Hegedus) Vuleta and was also preceded in death by her husband Jacob A. Piovesan Jr., a daughter Dorothy Crivella; and siblings Marie Zaverl, Rosemary Perrotti, Pete, Daniel, and George Vuleta, and Sophie Kotok. She had served as treasurer for the Fairmont Hahntown VFD Ladies Auxiliary, was a member of the Democrat Club, Italian Ladies Club, VFW Post 781 Auxiliary, TOPS Club, Irwin Eagles, and Women of the Moose. She is survived by her children Jacob A. Piovesan III of West Newton, Janet (Charles) Laber of North Huntingdon; son in law Larry Crivella of North Huntingdon; grandchildren Christopher (Heather) Crivella, Jennifer (Jake) Laber Gomola, Shannon Crivella, and Jacob A. (Tabbitha) Piovesan; great grandchildren Justine and Journey Gomola, Kayla and Oliva Morris, Hailey Casper, and Aaliyah Turkowski; siblings Ann Matovich of OR, Mildred Borosky of Hermine, Samuel (Nancy) Vuleta of KY, Julia Cruder of Greensburg, Joe Vuleta of WA, Steve (Yon) Vuleta of WA, Paul Vuleta of Youngwood, and Patty Benn of MO; also nieces and nephews.
 
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