David S. Michaels

May 05, 2016 |

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David S. Michaels, age 29, of Lincoln Borough, died May 2, 2016, at West Penn Hospital. Born January 29, 1987, in McKeesport, he was the son of Terry and Peggy (Kelly) Komyanik of Liberty Borough and the husband of Heather (Glos) Michaels of Lincoln Borough.
David was a manager for American Express. He loved Disney World and making dreams come true. He loved to draw, enjoyed the outdoors and spending time with his family and watching his favorite team, the Pittsburgh Steelers.

 
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Angella E. Dixon

May 02, 2016 |

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Angella E. Dixon, age 29, of Port Vue, died April 29, 2016, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital. Born May 28, 1986, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of Guy and Candace Kim (Simeral) Lettieri.
Angie worked as a CNA until her illness kept her from doing so. She was a member of the West Side United Methodist Church. She enjoyed singing, decorating cakes and caring for others. She will be greatly missed by all that knew her. God blessed Angie with a beautiful voice and now she will sing in his choir of angels.

 
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Jeanne P. Mardell

April 29, 2016 |

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Jeanne P. Mardell, age 83, of Versailles Boro., formerly of McKeesport died on April 28, 2016 at UPMC McKeesport. Born June 16, 1932 in Gallitzin, PA she was the daughter of the late Joseph Henry and Sadie (Litzinger) Mardell. Jeanne was a member of St. Patrick Parish and a former Christian Mother. She was a past employee at Federated Investors and the Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese. She also volunteered her time at Kane Regional in McKeesport.

 
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Richard W. Kohl

April 28, 2016 |

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Richard W. Kohl, age 69, of Glassport, formerly of Port Vue, died April 25, 2016, at UPMC McKeesport. Born April 10, 1947, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Roy Hamilton and Anna (Barowich) Kohl and the husband of Judy (King) Kohl, for 47 loving years.

 
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Mike Kurka

April 26, 2016 |

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Mike Kurka, age 91, of McKeesport, died April 22, 2016, at John J. Kane Regional Medical Center. Born November 8, 1924, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Peter and Mary (Warga) Kurka.
Mike was a US Army veteran serving during WWII. He was a gentle man always caring for the children in his life and his loving family. He also enjoyed a good cigar.
Mike is survived by a sister, Anna Bills of McKeesport; also many nieces and nephews.
In addition to Mike’s parents, he was preceded in death by siblings, Peter and Mary.

 
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Richard A. “Rico” Simica

April 24, 2016 |

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Richard A. “Rico” Simica, age 47, of McKeesport, died April 18, 2016, at his home. Born December 25, 1968, he was the son of the late Richard G. and Albena A. (Ornowski) Simica.
Rico was the owner of Mama Pepino’s Pizza in Elizabeth. He enjoyed restoring automobiles and could often be found reading or watching the History channel. Always willing to help anyone, Rico was a wonderful brother, uncle, great uncle and friend.

 
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Carl W. Ghrist

April 19, 2016 |

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Carl W. Ghrist, age 76, of Latrobe, died April 13, 2016, at Greensburg Care Center. Born April 7, 1940, in Greensburg, he was the son of the late Wilbur and Ethel (Detor) Ghrist.
Carl was retired from the asphalt industry. He enjoyed volunteering for the Salvation Army, where dressed as Santa to help collect donations for the less fortunate. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed the outdoors.

 
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Patricia R. Olson

April 16, 2016 |

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Patricia R. Olson, age 85 of McKeesport, died April 13, 2016 at UPMC McKeesport. Born March 17, 1931 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Clara (Tackas) McMillan, and beloved wife of the late Carl N. Olson. Patricia was a devoted mother and grandmother and found great joy babysitting her grandkids and spending time with her family. She also enjoyed playing bingo with friends.

 
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Edward Slater

April 14, 2016 |

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Edward Slater, age 85, of Liberty Borough, died April 13, 2016, at Washington County Health Center. Born August 18, 1930, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Edward and Edith (Nystrom) Slater and the husband of the late Rachel “Rae” (Hyndman) Slater, for nearly 65 loving years, whom he married on February 17, 1951.

 
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Brian Edward Coker

April 11, 2016 |

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Brian Edward Coker, age 45 of McKeesport, died April 8, 2016 at UPMC Mercy Hospital. Born October 5, 1970, he was the son of Edward A. and Sandra L. (Berbigler) Coker, and step son of Maribeth Coker. In addition to his parents, he is survived by children, Sabrina Coker, Brian Dalton, and Gregory Dalton; granddaughter, Leslie Nicholas; sister, Amina Coker, and aunts, uncles, and cousins.

 
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Antoinette Hornfeck

April 10, 2016 |

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Antoinette Hornfeck, age 55, of Monroeville, formerly of Port Vue, died April 8, 2016, at AHN Forbes Hospital. Born August 31, 1960, in Port Vue, she was the daughter of the late Ermo V. D’Amico and Josephine (Chiaverini) D’Amico of Port Vue.
Antoinette dedicated her life to caring for her family.

 
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Patricia Brady

April 05, 2016 |

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Patricia Brady, age 81, of Columbus Ohio, formerly of Dravosburg, died March 30, 2016, at Claremont Retirement Village in Columbus. Born Nov. 10, 1934, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Clair A. and Ruth (Winn) Brady.

 
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Brian Francis Strager

April 03, 2016 |

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Brian Francis Strager, age 51, of Scott Township, and formerly of Liberty Borough, died March 30, 2016, at his home, a group home managed by the Partners For Quality Foundation. Born Feb. 9, 1965, in McKeesport, he was the son of Mary Lou (Zuro) Strager and the late Frank Strager. Brian had worked at the Center For Creative Opportunities in Coraopolis. Life held many special events for him. He enjoyed camping, train rides, the Gateway Clipper and most of all, the circus.

 
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Timothy R. Hall

April 01, 2016 |

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Timothy R. Hall, age 62, of McKeesport, died March 29, 2016, at his home. Born Oct. 15, 1953, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Robert G. and Jeanne (Nelson) Hall and the husband of Audrey (Guthrie) Hall.
Timothy was a mechanic and retired from Dan Reed Auto. He enjoyed the outdoors and spending time with family and friends at his cabin near Cook Forest, riding his motorcycle with best friend, Tom Mollard and talking cars with his buddy, Dan Reed.

 
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Rita Theresa Gearing

March 30, 2016 |

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Rita Theresa Gearing, age 91, of Liberty Borough passed away on March 28, 2016, with her loving family by her side, at Senior Care Plaza. Born September 29, 1924, in Ford City, she was daughter of the late Joseph and Anna (Petrovsky) Hribik and the loving wife of Herman William Gearing, Jr. Rita dedicated her life to caring for her family. She was a member of the St. Mark Parish, where she actively participated as a member of Christian Mothers as well as the Ladies of Charity. She made friends wherever she went and will be remembered for her cheerful disposition and generosity.

 
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