Ralph C. Gardner

April 19, 2017 |

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Ralph Cecil Gardner, 92, of Bethel Park, went to be with his Lord Wednesday, April 19, 2017. He and his daughter Linda shared an apartment his last two years. Born November 26, 1924 in Layton, Fayette County, PA, he was the son of the late Lawrence W. and Toyley (Stauffer) Gardner. His wife of 62 years, Gladys (Brewer) Gardner preceded him in death on March 23, 2007. They lived in Port Vue for 50 years. He is survived by his daughters, Linda Kay (the late Charles) Fowler of Bethel Park, Sandra Jean (David) Altman of Vero Beach, FL; grandchildren, Justin (Dana) Fowler, Kristin (Edward) Cunningham, Sarah Marie (Kyle) Kopko; great-grandchildren Marcus and McKenna Fowler, and Mary Elizabeth Kopko.

 
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Frank Daniel Kolodziej

April 12, 2017 |

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Frank D. Kolodziej, age 86 of Winchester, VA, formerly of Christy Park, died on April 7, 2017 at Winchester Medical Center with family at his side.

 
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Paul A. Stinebaugh

April 04, 2017 |

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Paul A. Stinebaugh, age 53, of McKeesport, died March 31, 2017, at home, after a 20 year battle with Huntington’s disease. Born October 6, 1963, in Germany, he was the son of Leonard and the late Patricia (Reitz) Stinebaugh and the husband of Vickie Stephens of McKeesport.
Paul dedicated his life to caring for his son. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle and fishing in his earlier years.
In addition to his father, Leonard (Kris) Stinebaugh of Liberty Borough and his wife Vickie, Paul is survived by a son, Paul M. Stinebaugh of McKeesport; brother, Timothy (Joanne) Stinebaugh of Boise, ID; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Arrangements were entrusted to Willig Funeral Home & Cremartory.
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Joan K. Steele

April 01, 2017 |

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Joan K. Steele, age 68, of Pittsburgh, formerly of Jacksonville, FL died March 30, 2017, at St. Margaret UPMC. Born September 13, 1948, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late John and Nell (Popichak) Smolak of the Carnegie area and the beloved wife of Donald Steele, for over 45 years.
Joan was a retired Licensed Practical Nurse. She enjoyed sewing her own clothes, dancing, bowling and baking. She loved dogs and always had a pet dog in her life. One of the greatest highlights of her life was a trip to Israel with her husband Don.
In addition to her husband Don, Joan is survived by a brother, John (Georgette) Smolak, Jr., of Danville, PA, formerly of Carnegie; nephew, John (Christy) Smolak, III of Bethel Park; and many cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant brother, Eugene Smolak.
Family and friends will be received at Willig Funeral Home & Crematory on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, from 11 a.m. until the time of blessing service at 12:15 p.m., with Fr. Matthew Elanjileth officiating. Burial will follow in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.
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Loretta A. Perozich

March 30, 2017 |

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Loretta A. Perozich, age 70 of Lincoln Boro died Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at UPMC Montefiore. Born September 23, 1946 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late David C. and Mary Elizabeth (McCarthy) Krimm, Jr. and loving wife of the late Anthony V. Perozich, Jr. Loretta worked as a Nurse’s Assistant for McKeesport Hospital, having retired from after many dedicated years of service. Following her retirement, she began working as a tax collector for Lincoln Boro. She was also the President of the Lincoln Boro Fire and Rescue Ladies Auxiliary, the first female member of the Lincoln Boro Fire Dept., assistant Girl Scout leader, past President of South Allegheny Band Parents, and a member of St. Mark Parish of Liberty Boro where she was an usher and Christian Mother. Above all, her greatest joy was the time spent with her grandchildren. She is survived by her children, Anthony (Annette) Perozich, III of Lincoln Boro, Susan Lynn (Charlie) Griffin of Plum Boro; grandchildren, Erica, Hallie, Anthony IV, and Meghan Perozich, Rebecca Lynn and Emma Louise Griffin; great-grandson, Caleb Lee; and brother, David (Diane) Krimm, III of Delmont. Family and friends will be received at Willig Funeral Home & Crematory on Sunday, April 2, 2017 from 2-8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Mark Parish, Liberty Boro. Father Daniel Straughn will officiate. Burial will follow at Round Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Lincoln Boro. Fire Company. Condolences may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com

 

Anne Bills

March 29, 2017 |

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Anne Bills, age 84 of McKeesport, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by all eight of her children on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. Born July 30, 1932 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Anna (Wargo) Kurka, and loving wife of the late Frederick Bills. Anne was a born again Christian and member of the Glassport Assembly of God Church, where she was always there to help her church family. She loved to go out and about with her family and friends, and some of her favorite activities were gardening, babysitting, Bingo and Lifespan, where she was affectionately referred to as “Trouble”. She lived her life with kindness, grace, sparkle and strength. She will be remembered for being a proud mother of eight and grandmother and great-grandmother of 33 children! She is survived by her children, John (Karen) Bills of McKeesport, Maryanne “Maggie” (Paul) DeCecco of North Huntingdon, Sandra (Bill) Tressler of McKeesport, Fred Bills of San Diego, CA, Pete Bills of San Diego, CA, Tom (Linda) Bills of McKeesport, Janet (Joseph) Grudowski of White Oak, and Tammy (Mike) Lopez of Phoenix, AZ; cherished “Da-daw” to Alana, Bill, Kurt, Dave, Rashanna, Mike, Angelica, Maxine, Peter, Andrew, David, Armando, Lindsay, and Nichole; Great Da-daw to Antuan, Amiya, Evie, Gabi, Gianna, Annafaye, Leighton, Mathew, Benjamin, Cesar, Marissa, Vincent, Victoria, Adrian, Taylor, Carrie, and one on the way; sister-in-law, Flo Kaylor; also many nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her grandsons, Kenny Tressler and Adrian Coleman; brothers, Mike and Peter Kurka; and sister, Mary Babino. Family and friends will be received at Willig Funeral Home & Crematory on Thursday, March 30, 2017 from 2-8 p.m. Funeral Service will be Friday, March 31, 2017 at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Pastor Patrick Pugh will officiate. Burial will follow at Mt. Vernon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to the family. Condolences may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com

 

Alberta M. Burnett

March 28, 2017 |

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Alberta M. “Bert” Burnett, age 73 of Liberty Borough, passed away March 27, 2017.  Born March 15, 1944 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Stella (Turczyn) Randic.

 
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Michael W. Speney

March 24, 2017 |

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Michael W. Speney, age 59 of Port Vue, died on March 23, 2017.  Born January 20, 1958 in McKeesport, he was the son of Frank Sr. and Mary Jane (Morningstar) Speney.

 
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Frederick A. Roberts

March 23, 2017 |

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Frederick A. Roberts, age 82 of Clairton, died Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at UPMC McKeesport. Born November 24, 1934 in Youngstown, Ohio, he was the son of the late John A. Roberts and Anna (Stabler) Roberts. Fred served in the Army in Korea in 1958. Never married, Fred drove tractor trailers for many different companies and was a long time member of Wilson Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his brother, John S. Roberts and his wife, Glenda of White Oak; niece Crystal Roberts Stalter and her husband, Mark; nephew Ryan S. Roberts and his wife, Kristy; two great nieces, Caitlin and Taylor; two great nephews, Joshua and Cody; also many cousins and his special cousin, John Lickert who was very good to Fred in visiting him at Kane and before that taking him to his doctor appointments. Fred is loved and will be missed especially by his brother. A Memorial Service celebrating Fred’s life will be held on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 12 Noon at the First Evangelical Free Church, 4001 University Drive, McKeesport, PA 15132. A luncheon will follow in the church fellowship hall. Condolences may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com

 

Edward W. Kiesell

March 13, 2017 |

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Edward W. Kiesell, age 68, of Port Vue, died March 11, 2017, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born June 7, 1948, in Sharon, PA, he was the son of the late Edward A. Kiesell and Helen (Best) Kiesell Burkhardt of Port Vue and the husband of Kena Gwynn (McClain) Kiesell for over 43 years.

 
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Mary Ashbaugh

March 13, 2017 |

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Mary Ashbaugh, age 65 of McKeesport, passed away on Friday, March 3, 2017 at Kane Regional Hospital in McKeesport. Born October 20, 1951 in Lorain, OH, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Ada (McCarty) Theiss, loving wife of the late Jack R. Ashbaugh, and mother of Gloria, Fred and Russell. Mary was a long time member of the Bryn Mawr Church of Christ.  She dedicated her time to caring for her family, and her homemade chocolates were something that all her friends and family looked forward to enjoying. She is survived by her children, and brothers, Raymond (Gloria) Theiss of Cleveland, OH, Dennis (Sherry) Theiss of Medina, OH, and Bruce (Carole) Theiss of Avon, OH, as well as grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received at Willig Funeral Home & Crematory on Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 10 a.m. until time of Memorial Service at 12 Noon in the funeral home chapel. Pastor Chuck Owston will officiate. Memorial donations are suggested to either the Rankin Christian Center or the Bryn Mawr Church of Christ. Condolences may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com

 

Dominic Scappatura

March 06, 2017 |

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Dominic Scappatura, age 94, of McKeesport died on March 3, 2017 at UPMC McKeesport. Born March 4, 1922 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Cesare and Michaline (Pietronigro) Scappatura. Dominic was a Veteran during WWII on The Essex. He retired from the Irvin Works steel mill.

 
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Vincent E. Wassel

March 05, 2017 |

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Vincent E. Wassel, age 54, of McKeesport, died March 4, 2017, at home surrounded by his loving family. Born October 2, 1962, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Robert and Dolores (Clark) Wassel and the husband of Kimberly (Picketts) Wassel for 32 loving years.
Vincent was the Deputy Fire Chief, of the McKeesport Fire Department, Station # 190. In the line of duty he acquired cancer and after a year and a half long battle, he gave the ultimate sacrifice. Vincent’s life and death was true to The Fireman’s Prayer: “I want to fill my calling and to give the best in me, to guard my every neighbor, and protect his property. And if according to your will, Lord, I have to lose my life, Please bless with your protecting hand, my children and my wife, Amen.”
Vincent was a member of Corpus Christi Church. He was also a member of the Croation Men's Club , in Versailles and the McKeesport, P.N.A. He enjoyed hunting, camping, golfing and most of all spending time with his friends, loving family and his loyal dog, "Meeka." Additionally, he was an avid photo bomber and he had great dance "skills."
In addition to his wife, Vincent is survived by children, Ashleigh (Matthew Paige) Wassel of Jefferson Hills and Vincent “Vinnie” Wassel of McKeesport; siblings, Robert (Wendy) Wassel, Patricia Wassel and Brian Wassel all of White Oak; mother-in-law, Janet Picketts of McKeesport; brother-in-law, Gary (Jennifer) Picketts of North Huntingdon; sister-in-law, Diana (Daniel) Barkovich of Gibsonia; also many nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Wassel.
Family, fellow Fireman and friends will be received at the Willig Funeral Home & Crematory on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Wednesday, March 8, 2017, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, March 9, 2017, 10 a.m., at Corpus Christi Church. Committal and Fireman’s Honors will follow in the Round Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the McKeesport Fire Department, Station 190, 201 Lysle Blvd., McKeesport, PA 15132.
Condolences may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com

 
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Michael W. Egenlauf

March 03, 2017 |

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Michael W. “Bill” Egenlauf, Sr. age 72, of McKeesport, born February 24, 1945, passed away in his home surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, March 2, 2017.

 
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John L. Ross, Sr.

February 28, 2017 |

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John L. Ross, Sr., age 60 of Versailles, passed away on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at UPMC McKeesport. Born July 27, 1956 in Duquesne, he was the son of the late Richard V. and Harriett (Burkett) Ross and loving husband and best friend of Cheryl (Spurgeon) Ross. John honorably served in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He was a member of 11th Ward Club, Croatian Club, White Oak American Legion Post 701. John truly enjoyed to ride his motorcycle, even after the loss of his leg he continued to enjoy his passion of riding. He also loved his loyal dog “Adena.”  John’s greatest joy was spending time with his family and friends. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son, John L. Ross, Jr. with whom he lived; daughter, Rachael Ross of McKeesport, grandson, Caleb; sisters, Jennifer (Jim) Holoman of North Carolina, Kathie(Joe)Ringeisen of Munhall and Dianna Burkett of North Carolina; step-sisters, Rose Kollar, Pat Peterson and Kathleen Bubb; step-brother, Steve Andreoli; and many nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received at Willig Funeral Home & Crematory on Thursday from 2 until the time of service at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Rev. Kathleen Barnhardt will officiate. Military Honors and Inurnment will take place Friday at 2 p.m. at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, if you are planning on going in procession please arrive at the funeral home at 12:30 p.m. Memorial donations are suggested to the Disabled American Veterans, 1000 Liberty Ave., #1606, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Condolences may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com

 

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