Frank Albert Kopas

May 19, 2017 |

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Frank Albert Kopas, age 86, of Harrison City, formerly of Brockway, passed away Wednesday, May 17, 2017. He was born July 27, 1930 in Uniontown, a son of the late Andrew and Anna (Terify) Kopas. He was a member of St. Barbara’s Catholic Church in Harrison City, The Knights of Columbus and was a former member of the VFW. He was an Army veteran and went on to work as a soil scientist for the U.S. Government for over 25 years before retiring. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a daughter Susan Lippincott; sister Anna; and brothers Vince, Andrew and John. He is survived by his wife of over 58 years Elizabeth “Betty” (Churey) Kopas; children Frank Andrew Kopas of Harrison City and Beth Ann (Kirk) Patterson of Irwin; son-in-law Rich Lippincott of Raleigh, North Carolina; grandchildren Olivia Lippincott, Ryan Patterson, Niki Patterson, Alex Lippincott and Rachel Patterson; sister Catherine Sampey of Fairchance; and numerous nieces and nephews.
 
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Kara Joy Savine

May 19, 2017 |

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Kara Joy Savine, 41, of North Huntingdon, died Wednesday May 17, 2017 at home. She was born September 5, 1975 in Morgantown, WV, the daughter of John J. Savine and Trudy (Seidel) Savine. Kara was a nail technician for over twenty years and was working at Galleria Hair & Nail Salon, Irwin. She was a wonderful daughter and mother who was full of life and joy and brought happiness and laughter to those around her. She loved her cats. In addition to her parents she is survived by her beloved son Kody J. Savine; a brother J. Christian Savine and his wife Constance; nephews Jackson and Landon Savine; also numerous aunts, an uncle, and cousins. T
 
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Rebecca L. “Becky” Musgrave

May 19, 2017 |

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Rebecca L. “Becky” Musgrave, 75, of New York, NY, formerly of Irwin, died Friday May 12, 2017. She was born January 8, 1942 in Pittsburgh, daughter of the late Samuel A. and Alice McAfee Musgrave. Becky grew up in Irwin and moved to New York in the mid 1960’s. She worked for the United Nations in the environmental statistical department retiring in the late 1990’s. She was an accomplished artist studying portrait drawing most recently, and was part of an art gallery in her New York community. She is survived by her son Joshua Musgrave and his spouse Philippe Costet of Florham Park, NJ, and a sister Susan F. Dunbar and her spouse Rick of Bisbee AZ. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in First Presbyterian Church, 617 Main Street, Irwin, with Rev. Ronald Durika, officiating. Interment will follow in Union Cemetery. The William Snyder Funeral Home Inc., Irwin, is in charge of arrangements. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Rebecca L. Musgrave please visit our Sympathy Store.

 

Mary Louise (Stewart) Emanuel

May 17, 2017 |

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Mary Louise (Stewart) Emanuel, age 86 of North Huntingdon, went home to Heaven on Monday, May 15, 2017. She was born October 3, 1930, to the late Raymond Stewart and Irene (Saunders) Stewart. Born and raised in Wilkinsburg, she was one of seven children. In 1949, she married her teenage sweetheart Reese Emrys Emanuel, and together they raised three daughters. Mary spent many years working as a secretary near her home in Export. After retiring, she and her husband moved to North Carolina were they enjoyed the sunshine, square dancing and spending time with close friends. They eventually returned home to Pennsylvania and have spent the last several years with their children and grandchildren. Mary was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, the Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem, and the Circleville United Methodist Church.
 
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Robert R. Richards Sr.

May 15, 2017 |

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Robert R. Richards Sr., 88, of North Huntingdon, died Sunday May 14, 2017. He was born January 14, 1929 in McKeesport, a son of the late James H. and Virginia Mae (Koch) Richards and was also preceded in death by his sister Nancy Jean Smith and a grandson Jonathan Richards. Bob was a graduate of McKeesport High School, served in the Navy during the Korean Conflict, and attended the University of Pittsburgh. He was a retired employee of Bell Atlantic. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Irwin, and a member of Duquesne - McKeesport Lodge No. 731 serving as Worshipful Master twice. He was an accomplished woodworker who built many things. Most recently he was building wooden stools for friends and family. He is survived by his wife of nearly sixty six years Barbara L. (Magee) Richards; his sons Robert R. Richards Jr. and his wife Christine of Somerset, Wayne M. Richards and his wife Debbie of Chambersburg, and Jeffrey D. Richards of North Huntingdon; his grandchildren Alison Wilson, and Lance, Mark, Michael, Matthew, and Jennifer Richards; his great grandchildren Olivia, Luke, Lyla, Ayslyn, Joshua, Serafina, and Gavin; also nieces and nephews.
 
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Norma A. (Schubert) Hutton

May 14, 2017 |

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Norma A. (Schubert) Hutton, 88, of North Versailles, died Tuesday May 9, 2017. She was born July 20, 1928 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Harry and Amelia (Stoewhaas) Schubert and was also preceded in death by her husband George T. Hutton and a sister Dorothy Marinella. Norma was a longtime active member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, North Versailles, and volunteered for Ma’s Pantry and Meals On Wheels. She was a member of Order of Eastern Star, Corinth Ch. 229, Pitcairn. She is survived by her sister Betty Paulson of Florida; also nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great great nieces and nephews.

 
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John W. Gray

May 14, 2017 |

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John W. Gray, 74, of North Versailles, died Wednesday May 10, 2017. He was born May 12, 1942, a son of the late John F. Gray, and Mildred E. (Friend) Gray of FL. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and was a self-employed carpenter. He is survived by his daughter Sandra Ann (Martin) Brennan of NM; brothers James of SC and Robert of FL; and a niece Laurie Schad and nephew Todd Gray. Interment will be in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies. Forgie-Snyder Funeral Home is charge of arrangements. For online condolences please visit www.snyderfuneralservices.com

 

Joan (Clark) Troy

May 14, 2017 |

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Joan (Clark) Troy, 86, of North Huntingdon, passed away on Friday May 12, 2017. She  was born April 18, 1931, a daughter of the late John and Mabel (Radford) Clark and was also preceded in death by her husband John M. Troy; her twin brother Jack Clark and brother Robert J. Clark. Joan was a retired registered nurse who worked at Braddock General Hospital. She enjoyed quilting, sewing, crocheting, ceramics and doing crafts. She is a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church. Joan is survived by her sons John W. Troy of Alaska and Kevin F. Troy of North Huntingdon; sisters in law Irene Clawson  and Joanna Clark; special niece Shari (Thomas W.) Gravely; several nieces and nephews.

 
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Edward G. Yonika

May 10, 2017 |

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Edward G. Yonika, age 74, of North Huntingdon, passed away suddenly Sunday, May 7, 2017. He was born August 16, 1942 in Wilkinsburg, a son of the late Edward M. and Mary E. (Chismar) Yonika. Ed was a longtime active member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Irwin, where he served as a council member and usher. He was an Air Force veteran that worked for Westinghouse and then retired from Astro Automation in Irwin. He was a volunteer for Meals On Wheels, loved gardening and his grandchildren, and was an avid Pittsburgh sports fan. He made everyone smile with his sense of humor. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his first wife Vera Yonika and his brother John Yonika. He is survived by his wife of over 35 years Sandra Lynn (Hice) Yonika; children Maria Nicholson of McKeesport, Geoffrey (Laurie) Yonika of Eighty Four, Kristi (Joseph) Maywood of North Irwin and Karl (Paring) Basa of Oviedo, FL; grandchildren Samantha, Thomas, Joshua, Hannah, Nathan, Kristian, and Alyssa; brothers Michael (Linda) Yonika of South Hadley, MA, and Joseph Yonika of North Braddock; sisters Bernadette Bateman of Armburst and Lucille (Greg) DiNardo of Forest Hills; also nieces and nephews.
 
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Carol A. (Owens) Price

May 01, 2017 |

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Carol A. (Owens) Price, 77, of North Huntingdon, died Saturday April 29, 2017. She was born February 9, 1940 in Coal Valley, the daughter of the late Richard and Caroline (Kady) Owens. Carol was a former manager for Campbell’s Sunoco, North Huntingdon, and had formerly worked at Bucyrus-Erie, Glassport, Fort Pitt Steel, Versailles, and Pittron Steel, Glassport. She was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church, North Huntingdon. Carol's greatest joy in life was spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great- grandchildren. She loved family trips to Myrtle Beach and Kelly's Island and family cook outs at her house. She also had the biggest heart and was always there for anyone who needed her.
 
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John R. Kisel

May 01, 2017 |

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John R. Kisel, 61, of North Huntingdon, died Friday April 28, 2017 at home. He was born May 13, 1955 in Cleveland, a son of John Kisel of North Huntingdon and the late Nancy (Filson) Kisel. John had been a sales person for Applied Industrial, Shadyside, and worked as a greeter and driver for the William Snyder Funeral Home, Irwin. He was a graduate of Norwin High School, class of 1973, a member of Lutheran Church of Our Savior, North Huntingdon, and an active volunteer for Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.
 
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Roy William Stoves Sr.

May 01, 2017 |

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Roy William Stoves Sr., 77, of Irwin, passed away Thursday April 27, 2017 in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. Roy was born September 5, 1939 in Jeannette a son of the late Edward and Bella (Hummelsine) Stoves of North Irwin. The second of five sons, he graduated from Irwin High School in 1957. Roy retired in 2003 from Emerson Electric, formerly Westinghouse, where he served as president of the Westinghouse Credit Union.
 
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Yolanda L. (Hovan) Granata

April 25, 2017 |

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Yolanda L. (Hovan) Granata, 68, of North Huntingdon, died Sunday April 23, 2017. She was born November 16, 1948 in Spangler, a daughter of the late Nicholas and Dolores (Lawrence) Hovan and was also preceded in death by two brothers Nicholas Jr. and William Hovan. Yolanda loved her grandchildren, enjoyed crocheting, bowling, and reading, and was a fantastic baker. She was a former employee of Wal Mart. She is survived by her husband of fifty one years Darryl D. Granata Sr.; her children Darryl D. (Diane) Granata Jr. of North Huntingdon and Kimberly L. (Bruce) Jennings of Irwin; her grandchildren Jacob, Brittany, Christopher, Dominic, and Olivia Granata and Victoria and Amber Jennings; a great grand child on the way; a sister Mary Ruth (Kevin) Byers of Penn Township; also nieces and nephews.
 
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Kathy A. (Parlak) Miller

April 24, 2017 |

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Kathy A. (Parlak) Miller, 59, of North Huntingdon, died Wednesday April 19, 2017. She was born September 29, 1957 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Edward and Dolores (Script) Parlak. She was a former day care teacher and was an avid Steelers fan. Her grandchildren were most important in her life. She is survived by her daughters Jessica May of Trafford, Tiffany Hizer of WV, and Dawn Miller of Greensburg; her grandchildren Dre, Dante, Mikayla, Lily, Audrey, C.J., and Arielle; also a brother and two sisters.
 
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Lynette M. (Lewis) Kelly

April 21, 2017 |

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Lynette M. (Lewis) Kelly, age 58, of Braddock, passed away on Sunday, April 16, 2017. She was a former member of the Bethel Baptist Church in Braddock. She is preceded in death by her parents Walter Page and Geneva Lewis; husband Arnold Kelly; daughter Brandi Kelly; and longtime partner Roger McKinnon. She is survived by her sons Stewart Kelly and Clayton McKinnon and his girlfriend D’Angela Brown; grandchildren D’Ondre, Amecca, Malaka, Markiece, Trayvelle and Kahli; sister Pauline Lewis; nephew Troy (Ellen) Brown and niece Denise Brown.
 
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