Shirley A. Furman

February 04, 2016 |

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Shirley A. Furman, age 78 of McKeesport died February 3, 2016 at UPMC McKeesport. Born May 18, 1937 in Fairmont, WV, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Nancy (Shreve) Winemiller. Shirley worked for the Lemon Tree for 25 years as a cake decorator and also for Allegheny County in the dietary department at Kane Regional in McKeesport. One of her greatest joys in life were her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

 
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Rachel H. “Rae” Slater

February 04, 2016 |

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Rachel H. “Rae” Slater, age 87 of Liberty Boro., died February 3, 2016 at Senior Care Plaza in McKeesport. Born November 26, 1928 in Liberty Boro., she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Mary (Thompson) Hyndman and beloved wife of Ed Slater for nearly 65 years, whom she married on February 17, 1951. Rae was a dedicated member of the Liberty Presbyterian Church for over 70 years. She devoted her time to the church having been the choir director, organist, youth director, Sunday school teacher, vacation bible school director, and clerk of session for 25 years. Rae also worked as a Pre-School teacher at Long Run Learning Center in White Oak.

 
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Margaret Frinsko

February 01, 2016 |

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Margaret Frinsko, age 85, of McKeesport, died Janury 21, 2016, at John J. Kane Regional Center. Born February 18, 1930, in Glassport, she was the daughter of the late Matthew and Anastasia (Medved) Frinsko.
Margaret worked at National tube during the WWII, the former Chestnut Inn on 5th Ave., Arts and Crafts Blinds and US Steel Christy Park Works.

 
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Edwin A. Lang

February 01, 2016 |

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Edwin A. Lang, age 90, of Liberty Borough, died January 30, 2016, at Senior Care Plaza. Born March 4, 1925, in Christy Park, he was the son of the late Albert J. and Emma (Hesse) Lang and the husband of the late Virginia M. (Baker) Lang.
Edwin retired in 1986 from the McKeesport Daily News, where he was a printer and composing room foreman. He also worked for the Veterans Administration, Immel’s and H.B. South. He was a member of the Liberty Presbyterian Church and a WWII Army veteran, serving during the Pacific Theatre.

 
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James A. Thomas, Jr.

February 01, 2016 |

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 James A. Thomas, Jr., age 67, of Port Vue, died January 30, 2016, at Family Hospice & Palliative Care. Born April 17, 1948, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late James A. and Doris (Hageter) Thomas and the husband of Karen “Kay” (Morgo) Thomas.
James was a retired draftsman, from the US Postal Service. He was a US Navy Veteran serving during the Vietnam War and a member of the Port Vue American Legion Post # 447. He enjoyed building and flying model airplanes and was an avid outdoorsman.

 
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Russell “Russ” Daniel Jackson, Jr.

January 29, 2016 |

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Russell “Russ” Daniel Jackson, Jr., age 76, of Pittsburgh, passed away on Tuesday, January 26, 2016, at home under Family Hospice & Palliative Care, with his wife by his side. He was born April 6, 1939, in the Frog Town (East Liberty) section of Pittsburgh, to Russell Sr. and Geraldine (Campbell) Jackson. The eldest of six children, he was educated in the Pittsburgh Public School system. From birth, he was an avid sports fan and participant. In his youth, he played baseball for Peabody High School, from which he graduated in 1956, also with a city traveling all-star team, and excelled to the point of garnering a tryout with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

 
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Mary Scalzo

January 28, 2016 |

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Mary Scalzo, age 82, of McKeesport, died January 26, 2016, at riverside Nursing Center. Born February 14, 1933, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Guglielmo and Maria Teresa (Gigliotti) Scalzo.
Mary worked as a travel agent until retirement.
She is survived by a nephew, David Makar of Santa Rosa, CA; 2 great nieces, Maxine (Angel) Cote of McKeesport and Amanda Makar of Greensburg.

 
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Joseph “Joey” Zavalydriga

January 28, 2016 |

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Joseph “Joey” Zavalydriga, age 61, of McKeesport, died at his home on Jan. 25, 2016. Born July 31, 1954, in Wilkinsburg, he was the son of Donna (Carouthers) Egenlauf and the son of the late Michael Egenlauf. He was the husband of the late Denise (Yeager McCully) Zavalydriga.
Joe was a truck driver for most of his life, having worked for Casturo Iron & Metal, John F. Scott Co and for himself, Joe Zavalydriga Trucking. He had also worked for Ryco, Inc. and Mon-Valley Recycling Center.

 
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Betty Mae Helmick

January 25, 2016 |

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Betty Mae Helmick, age 83, of Glassport, died January 23, 2016, at John J. Kane Regional Medical Center. Born May 20, 1932, in Petersburg, WV, she was the daughter of the late Theodore and Beulah (Shreves) Simmons and the wife of the late William Harrison Helmick.
Betty dedicated her life to caring for her family. She was a devoted Christian and lifelong member of the Glassport Assembly of God Church, where she was the former treasurer. She loved to bake and make homemade soups. Betty would open her home and heart to anyone that she touched in her life.

 
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Carol J. Coccia

January 24, 2016 |

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Carol J. Coccia, age 69, of Elizabeth Twp., formerly of White Oak, died January 21, 2016, at UPMC McKeesport Hospital. Born March 16, 1946, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Josephine (Sowa) Heveker and the wife of Samuel G. Coccia, Sr.
Carol retired as a travel agent from the former Cosmopolitan Agency and she was the secretary at Larry’s Hotel in McKeesport. She attended the Greenock United Methodist Church. She was a McKeesport Majorette Drill Team Aid and the President of the Greenock Elementary PTA and she was a volunteer for the Greater Pittsburgh Soap Box Derby for many years. She was the best friend and grandmother you could ever ask for.

 
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Gregory A. Kaminski

January 22, 2016 |

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Gregory A. Kaminski, age 53 of McKeesport, passed away January 21, 2016 at UPMC McKeesport. Born August 6, 1962 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Ronald and Jean (Booth) Kaminski. Greg was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan and enjoyed playing video games. He will be missed dearly by his siblings and extended family.

 
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Theodore R. Potersnak

January 21, 2016 |

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Theodore R. Potersnak, 75, of Liberty Borough, died Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016, at Jefferson Hills Manor. Born June 22, 1940, in Liberty Borough, he was the son of the late Michael and Anna (Ulich) Potersnak. Theodore was an Army veteran, serving during Vietnam. He is survived by nephews, Paul (Sue) Potersnak, of Port Vue, Steven Potersnak, of Austin, Texas, Richard Potersnak, of Austin, Texas, Joseph Dora, of Howard, Colo., and Robert Dora, of Elizabeth; great-nephew and godson, Robert Potersnak, of Brentwood; great-niece, Faythe Potersnak, of White Oak; and also survived by Kelly George, of North Braddock; and many other great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.

 
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Robert Faulkner

January 20, 2016 |

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Robert Faulkner, IV, age 51 of Emsworth, passed away January 19, 2016 at his residence. Born May 30, 1964 in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late Robert Faulkner, III and Alice (Karr) Faulkner. Robert worked for over 10 years at Hausler Roofing. He enjoyed golfing and always looked forward to spending time with his family. He is survived by his children, Robert Faulkner, Brandi McLennan, and Benjamin Faulkner; grandchildren, CiraBella McLennan, GiaBella Rose Faulkner, and Cylas Faulkner; siblings, Laura, Thomas, Brian, Alice, and Eric; and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service to celebrate Robert’s life will be held at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to Willig Funeral Home & Crematory.