Kenneth Banner

September 08, 2017 |

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Kenneth Banner, age 69 of McKeesport, formerly of Pittsburgh, died September 7, 2017 at his home. Born March 24, 1948 in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late Wilbur Allen and Janet (Kenny) Nicholson. Ken devoted his time working as a McKeesport professional drug counselor at First Step Recovery for many years. After retirement, Ken started his own recovery program called Resources Unlimited where he dedicated his life to helping others overcome. He spent hours volunteering for the AARP Hunger Services Food Bank in Wilkinsburg continuing his ministry to help others. He is survived by his children, Renee Clark-Smith and Chris Sowell; brothers, Clifford Nicholson and Donald Nicholson; sister, Valerie Williams; and many nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Greenwood Cemetery, 321 Kittanning Pike, Sharpsburg, PA 15215. (Please meet at the cemetery) In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to AARP Food Bank Foundation, PO Box 93207, Long Beach, CA 90809. Condolences may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com

 

 

Earl H. Bernath

September 03, 2017 |

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Earl H. Bernath, age 71 of Glassport, formerly of West Mifflin, died September 1, 2017 at AHN Jefferson Hospital. Born November 8, 1945 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Earl H. and Zella I. (Paxon) Bernath, and loving husband of Elby (Orbin) Bernath for 50 years. Earl worked for US Steel National Tube Works for many years where he ran the overhead cranes and also worked in the rolling pits. In his free time, he enjoyed hunting and fishing, and especially loved spending time with his family. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Linda Bernath of Glassport, Tina Bernath of Glassport, and Earl (Cary) Bernath of Port Vue; grandchildren, Timmy Tatters of Glassport, Destiny (Zach) Tatters of Elizabeth, and Bailee Bernath of Port Vue; great-grandchildren, Gabbie Bryne and Joseph Delancey; siblings, Linda Savage of McKeesport, Jeannie Garish of Irwin, Beverly Birr of McKeesport, Kathy Luera of White Oak, Clarence Moffitt of Meadville, and Charles Bernath of McKeesport; also many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was also preceded in death by his siblings, Donna Ehrhardt, Edna Oatman, and James Moffitt. Family and friends will be received at Willig Funeral Home & Crematory on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 from 4-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to the family. Condolences may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com

 

Pearl Pavelko

August 30, 2017 |

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Pearl Pavelko, 90 of Liberty Borough, died August 28, 2017 at St. Clair Hospital.  Born June 2, 1927 in Duquesne, she was the daughter of the late Stephen and Barbara Greso and wife of the late Joseph Pavelko.

 
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Albert A. Mayer

August 28, 2017 |

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Albert A. Mayer, age 88, of McKeesport, died Aug. 25, 2017, at Forbes Hospital in Monroeville.  Born Dec. 6, 1928, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Albert E. and Rose Mary (Rice) Mayer.

 
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Mary Jo Witkowski

August 24, 2017 |

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Mary Jo Witkowski, age 57 of White Oak, formerly of West Mifflin, died August 23, 2017 at UPMC McKeesport. Born February 19, 1960 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of Edward Giles, Sr. and Audrey (Colbert) Giles, and beloved wife of Raymond M. Witkowski. In addition to her parents and husband, she is survived by her son, Raymond L. Witkowski (Jaimee Taylor) of White Oak; grandson, Raymond J. Witkowski; siblings, Edward Giles, III of West Mifflin, Christopher (Patty) Giles of McKeesport, Patrick Giles of West Mifflin, Susan Giles of Whitaker, Terry (Cathy) Giles of Canonsburg, Audrey Giles of Whitaker, Vicky (Paul) Potopenko of Munhall and James Giles of West Mifflin; mother-in-law, Florence Witkowski; and many loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her father-in-law, Bud Witkowski. Mary Jo’s greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially her grandson who was her pride and joy. Family and friends will be received at Willig Funeral Home & Crematory on Saturday, August 26, 2017 from 1 p.m. until time of Blessing Service at 6 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Condolences may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com

 

John Novobilsky

August 23, 2017 |

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John Novobilsky, age 67 of Liberty Borough, formerly of Monessen, died August 22, 2017 at UPMC Presbyterian.

 
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Donald H. Baker

August 22, 2017 |

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Donald H. Baker, age 74, of McKeesport, formerly of Lower Burrell, died and walked into the smiling open arms of Jesus on August 19, 2017, at UPMC McKeesport Hospital.

 
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Cynthia Ambroffi

August 11, 2017 |

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Cynthia Ambroffi, age 59, of McKeesport died August 3, 2017 at home.

 
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William "Bill" R. Shedolske

August 04, 2017 |

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William R. "Bill" Shedolske, age 89 of Port Vue, died August 2, 2017 at UPMC McKeesport. Born August 15, 1927 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Rudolph and Helen (Jordan) Shedolske, and loving husband of the late Barbara (Dranko) Shedolske.

 
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Charles "Bucky" Edward Bradley

July 31, 2017 |

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Charles "Bucky" Edward Bradley, age 75, of Coulters, died on Saturday July 29, 2017 at home.

 
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Rita Mae Campbell

July 24, 2017 |

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Rita Mae Campbell, age 81 of Dravosburg, died July 24, 2017 at Charles Morris Nursing and Rehabilitation in Squirrel Hill. Born May 22, 1936 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late George and Evelyn (Mackinac) Winkelvoss. She is survived by her children, Vikki Campbell of Irwin, Tim (Gail) Campbell of North Huntingdon and Chris (Mark Young) Campbell of Davenport, FL; former husband, Donald A. Campbell; grandchildren, Evan Campbell, Angel Campbell-Young and Timmy Campbell-Young; siblings, Albert Winkelvoss of Atlanta, GA, George (Laurie) Winkelvoss of Canonsburg and Valerie (Richard) Traumer of Woodbridge Court, CT. Rita's most memorable and cherished moments were those spent with family, friends and her beloved Indian Ringneck Parakeet, Sweet Pea. She was very talented and creative and enjoyed time in her craft room making personal gifts and mementos for those she loved. Rita enjoyed playing Bingo and cards, and was an active member of Lifespan Senior Citizen Center in McKeesport. Family and friends will be received at Willig Funeral Home & Crematory on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Blessing Service will be Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Father Kevin Dominik will officiate. Burial will follow at Penn Lincoln Memorial Park. Condolences may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com

 

Lana Jean Maldonado Lloyd

July 24, 2017 |

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Lana Jean Maldonado LLoyd, age 75, of McKeesport, died July 22, 2017, at Riverside Nursing Center. Born June 4, 1942, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Hilda (Daugherty) Pack and the wife of the late Kenneth E. Lloyd and she is survived by her first husband, Thomas David Maldonado, Sr., Lana was retired from the Central Blood Bank, located in Pittsburgh. She also worked as an in home care giver throughout her life. She received an Associates Degree, from the Duff's Business Institute, where she studied to become a medical assistant. She enjoyed picnics, visiting parks, watching movies, music and dancing. Lana's true love was spending time with her family. In addition to her first husband Thomas, she is survived by sons, Albert (Lori Jean) Maldonado of Monongahela and Thomas David (Melissa) Maldonado of Valparaiso, IN; grandchildren, Sommer and Kyra Maldonado and Hailey Hapchuck; also nieces and nephews, Scott and Audra Wisser, Lanny and James Pack and Terry (Tom) Pack Price. In addition to her parents and husband, Lana was preceded in death by her siblings, Karen Wisser, Sally and Patty Pack and James Pack.
Family and friends will be received at Willig Funeral Home & Crematory on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday, July 27, 2017, from 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 until the time of service at 8 p.m., in the funeral home chapel. Pastor Charles Owston will officiate.
Condolences may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com

 

James A. DiBattista, Sr.

July 18, 2017 |

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James A. DiBattista, Sr., age 72 of North Huntingdon, formerly of McKeesport, died July 17, 2017 at Allegheny General Hospital. Born January 28, 1945 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Dominic and Connie (DiMucci) DiBattista, and loving husband of Kerry (Hitchens) DiBattista. James was a graduate of McKeesport High School and later went on to work and retire from General Electric as a winder. He was also an active member of the Port Vue United Methodist Church. His greatest joy was the time spent with his grandchildren. He loved attending all of their games and events and was truly the best Pap in the world. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, James A. (Cami) DiBattista, Jr. of North Huntingdon, William J. DiBattista of Pittsburgh, Tisa (Michael) Giunta of Pittsburgh, Amber (Shane) Lawson of Port Vue and Jenna (Raymond) Whitney of Liberty Borough; grandchildren, Olivia DiBattista, Spencer Lawson, Kennedy Lawson, Maria Giunta, Nicholas Giunta and John Giunta; sister, Donna (Jack) Steiner of North Huntingdon; nieces, Dena (Richard) Ciccarelli and Jayme (William) King; also great-nieces and great-nephews. Family and friends will be received at Willig Funeral Home & Crematory on Thursday, July 20, 2017 from 2-8 p.m. Funeral Service will be Friday, July 21, 2017 at 10 a.m. at the Port Vue United Methodist Church, 1565 Washington Blvd, McKeesport, PA 15133. (Everyone please meet at church) Burial will follow at Round Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Port Vue United Methodist Church. Condolences may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com

 

George Branick, Jr.

July 18, 2017 |

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George Branick, Jr., age 87, of Tenth Ward, died July 15, 2017, at home. Born August 18, 1929, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late George and Anna (Kanca) Branick and the husband of the late Elizabeth (Sesek) Branick. George retired from US Steel, where he was a machinist. He was a US Navy veteran, serving during the Korean War. He was a member of the Port Vue American Legion Post #447. He was a volunteer at John J. Kane Regional Center, in McKeesport, for over 25 years. George enjoyed fishing and loved his pets.
He is survived by a nephew, Edward (Rebecca) Jones of Port Vue; nieces, Sandra Garman of Arizona and Bernie Jones of McKeesport; 5 great nieces; great great nieces.

 
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Margaret A. Clapie

July 16, 2017 |

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Margaret A. Clapie, age 81, of White Oak, died July 15, 2017, at UPMC McKeesport. Born August 10, 1935, in New Castle, she was the daughter of the late Don E. and Annie (Dickson) Clapie.
Margaret retired from the Turtle Creek Valley Mental Health Service Mhmr. She also worked for the G.C. Murphy Co. home office, in her early years. She was a member of the St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. Margaret was also a member of SMERFS, which was formed from the former G.C. Murphy Co. employees. Margaret’s true love was enjoying the time she spent with her family.
She is survived by her sister, Edna (Samuel) Reitz of White Oak; nephew; Samuel (Darlene) Reitz, Jr., of North Huntingdon , niece, Cheri (Nickolas) Ionadi of Elizabeth Twp.; nephew, William R. “Rick” Clapie of Sharpsville; great nieces and great nephews, Nicole and Caitlin Ionadi, Ashley (Harrison) Hamill and Samuel Reitz, III, Julia Clapie and Ashley Clapie. In addition to her parents, Margaret was also preceded in death by a brother, William Clapie. Family and friends will be received at Willig Funeral Home & Crematory on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at 10 a.m., in the funeral home chapel. Entombment will follow in the Jefferson Memorial Park Cemetery Mausoleum. Memorial contributions are suggested to Family Hospice Development Dept., 50 Moffett St., Pittsburgh, PA 15243.
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