Daniel C. Thornton

August 15, 2017 |

Published By James W. Shirley Funeral Home Inc. | Posted in: James W. Shirley Funeral Home

Daniel C. Thornton, age 93, of North Huntingdon, passed away Sunday August 13, 2017 at Excela Health Westmoreland.

 
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Florence Madeline Baker

August 15, 2017 |

Published By James W. Shirley Funeral Home Inc. | Posted in: James W. Shirley Funeral Home

Florence Madeline Baker, 96, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, August 14, 2017 at The Grove of Irwin.

 
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Lee J. Wojcik

August 15, 2017 |

Published By Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory

Lee J. Wojcik, 63 of Boston, died Sunday, August 13, 2017 at home surrounded by loved ones. He was born December 3, 1953 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Leo Julius and Constance Jean Witte Wojcik. Lee attended the First Evangelical Free Church in McKeesport and was a 1971 graduate of Elizabeth Forward High School. He was a Tool and Die maker by trade and most recently retired from Dyer Industries because of his courageous battle with cancer. He loved golfing and was a motorcycle enthusiast. He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Lori Bergmann Wojcik. Father of Benjamin Wojcik of Jefferson Hills and Zachary (Brianne) Wojcik of Lexington, SC. Grandfather to be of Mila Grace Wojcik due to arrive in October. Siblings Kenneth Wojcik of Port Vue, Cynthia McCracken of North Huntingdon, Raymond Wojcik of Sebring, FL, and Gregory (Connie) Wojcik of Virginia. Uncle to 17 nieces and nephews and 23 great-nieces and nephews.

 
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Genevieve Scholastica Grese

August 15, 2017 |

Published By Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory

Genevieve Scholastica Grese, 87, of Pittsburgh, died Sunday, August 13, 2017 at home. She was born May 1, 1930 in Glassport and was the daughter of the late Ignatius and Anna Rakowicz Jaskolski. She retired from Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh after 40 years of service. She was preceded in death by her son, David Yesensky who died July 4, 2007. She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Donna Yesensky of North Versailles, grandchildren, Aaron (Denise) Yesensky of Vanderbilt, Jason (Jenn) Yesensky of North Versailles, and Genevieve (John Smith) Yesensky of East McKeesport, great-grandson, Dillon Yesensky, sisters-in-law, Marge Jaskolski of Porter, IN,, and Frances Jaskolski of Glassport, and many nieces and nephews.

 
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Matilda “Tillie” (Gresko) Frankovich

August 14, 2017 |

Published By Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home | Posted in: Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home

Matilda “Tillie” (Gresko) Frankovich, 94 of West Mifflin, PA.  Born November 9, 1922 and died peacefully at  Family Hospice, Mt. Lebanon, on August 14, 2017.  Wife of the late Ambrose “Slim” Frankovich; mother of Olivia (late Jack) Weichler of South Park; Marietta Castellano (Andrew Elash) of Landrum, SC; and Denise (Harvey) Petras of Forest Hills.  Grandmother to Lindsay Weichler and Adam Petras.  Aunt to many nieces and nephews.   Tillie was retired from the J.C. Penney Co. and had been active in the West Mifflin Annex senior citizens as treasurer, the Confraternity of Christian Mothers and Guild at St. Joseph Church, and the NSOF, Duquesne.  Most recently, she lived at Juniper Village of Forest Hills.  Tillie will be remembered as a strong yet sweet, social, and classy lady who was kind at heart and easy going in her golden years.  She was loved and will be missed by many.  Visitation will be August 17, 2017 from 3-8 pm at Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne PA.  Blessing service at 9:30 at funeral home followed by mass of Christian burial at 10 am, August 18, 2017, St. Joseph Church, Duquesne, PA.  Memorial contributions can be made to Family Hospice, Mt. Lebanon or Catholic Charities.

 

Donna J. Tarczy

August 14, 2017 |

Published By Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home | Posted in: Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home

Donna J. Tarczy, 72, of Duquesne, died on Sunday, August 13, 2017.  She was born in Rillington on August 18, 1944 to the late Edward and Alice (McGuire) Davis.  She was a clerk at Sally Fashions in Duquesne and a member of St. Joseph Church in Duquesne.  She was the wife of the Late Robert S. Tarczy; mother of Lisa Galik of West Mifflin, Douglas DeWalt of Versailles and Michele DeWalt of Duquesne; Mother-in-Law of Vicki DeWalt; grandmother of Ian Galik, Lauren Galik, Ashley DeWalt, Frank Galik, and Joye DeWalt; great grandmother of Bentley DeWalt, sister of Amy Shellgren of Irwin.  Visitation will be from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300.  Blessing Service will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at the Funeral Home followed by a mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Church, Duquesne.  Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, West Mifflin.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

Anthony G. Picone

August 13, 2017 |

Published By Strifflers Family Funeral Homes | Posted in: Strifflers Family Funeral Homes

Anthony G. Picone, age 24 of N. Huntingdon, died Saturday, August 12, 2017. He was born in Monroeville on October 23, 1992, the son of Ronald G. (Sherri) Picone, ll of N. Huntingdon and Nicol Mathews Picone of Youngwood, and brother of Adam Robert Lee Picone. Anthony was a graduate of Norwin Senior High School and was employeed as a concrete finisher for Pecora Flooring.

 
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Arthur B. Myers

August 13, 2017 |

Published By Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home - Crematory | Posted in: Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory

Arthur B. Myers, age 77, of White Oak, died August 11, 2017, at the Family Hospice & Palliative Care in Mt. Lebanon. Born November 1, 1939, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Francis W. and Margaret G. (Dickey) Myers and the husband of the late Janis C. Myers. He was retired from Westinghouse, where he worked as a computer technician. He was a life-long member of the Kephart United Methodist Church and was active in every aspect of the church throughout his life. He loved fishing, hunting and had a true passion for all things outdoors. He enjoyed walking at Indian Lake, visits to Ligonier and taking trips to Vermont to spend time with his daughter and her family. Arthur truly cherished the time he spent with his family. He is survived by his children; Arthur F. (Kris) Myers of Pittsburgh, Karen S. (Raymond) Jeffer of South Burlington, VT and Sharon M. (Eric) King of Penn Trafford; grandchildren, Stephanie and Alyssa Jeffer, Brandon Myers, Justin Zaracki, Tyler and Cameron King; sisters, Mildred Frances Myers Thomas of McKeesport and Mary Ellen (Richard) Myers Hawley of VA; also many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, Arthur was preceded in death by his siblings, Thomas W. and Alice Gardner Myers Henning and a daughter, Kathleen. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Tuesday, August 15, 2017, from 2 - 4 p.m. and 7 - 9 p.m. Service will be held at the Kephart United Methodist Church, on Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 10 a.m., with Pastor Debbie Kociban officiating. Burial will follow in Jefferson Memorial Park. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Kephart United Methodist Church, 906 Fawcett Ave., McKeesport, PA 15132.
Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

John Donald Yarris

August 12, 2017 |

Published By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

John Donald Yarris, 52, of West Elizabeth, formerly of Floreffe, passed away on Thursday, August 10, 2017. He was born March 30, 1965 in Pittsburgh to Harold “Bud” and Connie Yarris.  Along with his parents, he is survived, and will be greatly missed by, his longtime partner, Jamie Robertson; daughters, Brandi (Ruben) Good of McKeesport, Sheri Yarris of McKeesport, Sydney Yarris of Clairton; stepson, Seth Robertson of West Elizabeth; grandchildren, Shania Yarris, Nijia Good, Nakiya Lee, Crisanna Lee; great-grandchild, Raelyn Starek. sisters, Valarie Yarris Becker of Jefferson Hills, Susan Yarris Reid of Ft. Lauderdale FL.  John was preceded in death by daughter, Jessica Yarris.  John was a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, and was previously a cook at Olive Garden in Pleasant Hills. He enjoyed gaming, fishing, and working on cars.  John was enthusiastically involved in Boy Scout Troup 1843 of Pleasant Hills and was an integral part of all activities.  He was an essential part of his stepson, Seth, reaching the highest level of scouting, Eagle Scout. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Boy Scouts of America, 1275 Bedford Avenue, Pittsburgh,  PA   15219.  Family and friends will be received on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 from 11 am to 1 pm at S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th Street, Clairton,  PA   15025.  A memorial service will take place immediately following at 1 pm.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

Karen M. Vitullo

August 12, 2017 |

Published By Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Karen M. (Naubert) Vitullo, 61, of Wilson, NC, formerly of Glassport, died June 3, 2017. She is the daughter of the late Richard A. and Susan R. (Super) Vitullo. Karen is survived by her brothers, Richard D. Vitullo (Moneta, VA) and John J. (Marsha) Vitullo of Clairton; niece, Angela (Bill) Petrosky; nephews, Jon, Dan, Justin, Jake, Tony and Vincent Vitullo; great-nephew, Dominic Vitullo; great-nieces, Autumn, Sophie and Miranda Petrosky; and aunt, Ann Borkowski; any many cousins. A memorial service will be held August 19, 2017, 10am at Calvary Cemetery chapel in Port Vue with Rev. Miroslaus Wojcicki officiating.

 

James Robert Ranchik

August 12, 2017 |

Published By Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory

James Robert Ranchik, 89, of Elizabeth Township, died Thursday, August 10, 2017. He was born April 26, 1928 in Glassport and was the son of the late Joseph and Anna Pastor Ranchik. James was a member of St. Michael's Parish in Elizabeth Township, Port Vue American Legion and the Buena Vista Fire Co. He was a US Army Veteran and was retired from US Steel Irwin Works. He is survived by his wife, Johanne G. Timko Ranchik, daughter, Marcia Ranchik of Elizabeth Township, son, Mark (Joni) Ranchik of Baldwin, grandson, Kevin (Angela) Baumgartner, step-grandchildren, Alex Bonelli and Andy (Kim) Bonelli, and step-great-grandchildren, Gavin and Evan Bonelli.

 
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E. Marjorie “Margie” (Richardson) Bland

August 12, 2017 |

Published By William Snyder Funeral Home | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

E. Marjorie “Margie” (Richardson) Bland, age 78, of Turtle Creek, passed away Thursday, August 10, 2017. She was born October 21, 1938 in Wilkinsburg, a daughter of the late Daniel E. Richardson Jr. and Violet Irene (Harry) Cochran. She retired in 2001, as the secretary to the President of Colton Truck Electric, Inc. in California where she lived for over 40 years. She returned to Pennsylvania in 2001 after her retirement. Her interests were bowling, Yahtzee, Bunco, Canasta, ceramics and working. She was also a volunteer at the Turtle Creek Center since 2005. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a half-sister Diane; cousins Carol Ann Ritzel and Laurette Bentz; extended family Toots Meyers. She is survived by her sister Nancy Lee (David) Arendas of Irwin; various cousins scattered about; and adopted family Hazel (George) Perry of California and their grandsons Anthony Perry and his two children of Las Vegas, Nevada and Maria and Ayren Russell Perry of Arkansas and his two children; extended family Rosemarie Batey of California, Carol Cehlar of North Versailles and Louise Malego of McKeesport.
 
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Craig T. Holtzman, Sr.

August 12, 2017 |

Published By Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home - Crematory | Posted in: Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory

Craig T. Holtzman, Sr.  age 57 of Rhodhiss, NC, formerly of McKeesport died August 10, 2017.  Born August 20, 1959 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late William F. and Rosemary (Ganter) Holtzman.  He is survived by son, Craig Jr. (Shelly)of Rhodhiss, NC; sister, Mary (Steve) Hand of Granite Falls, NC, William (Laurie) of Bethel Park, PA, Edward ( Frances “Chee Chee”) of North Huntingdon, and Mark Holtzman of McKeesport, PA; former wife and caregiver, Carol Braun of Rhodiss, NC, and nieces and nephews.  Craig worked as a lumber inspector at Granite Hardwoods and enjoyed being outdoors and gardening.  Services were private in North Carolina.

 

Michael R. Jakub

August 11, 2017 |

Published By Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home | Posted in: Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home

MICHAEL R. JAKUB
WWII veteran, 1945, serving in Okinawa, as a Corporal in the 1st Marine Division 5th Regt. 2nd Battalion. Michael was born on April 23, 1926, in Duquesne and lived his entire life there. He passed away Thursday evening August 10, 2017, from complications of a tragic vehicle crash. He is survived by Ben G., his best buddy of one year; his son, Gery and his wife, Virginia (Donaldson) Jakub. He was predeceased by his wife, Genevieve “Ginny” of 65 years of marriage; son, Ramon (survived by his wife, Donna) Jakub; grandson, Gery (survived by his wife, Heather) Jakub, Jr.; also surviving are Mikey’s brothers and sisters, Frank, William, Albert, Florence Jakub, and Dolores Mewkalo; predeceased by brothers, Edward Jakub, Andrew Jakub, and John Jakub. He is survived by his grandchildren, Megan, Katie, Adam, Erica, Melissa, and Holly; and great-grandchildren, Sarah, Kendell, Tyler, Melanya, Max, and Jenna. He was an electrician for Continetal Can Coporation. When the plant closed down in the ‘80s he turned off the lights. He continued working until he retired at the age of 89. He serviced the city of Duquesne as well as churches, bars, funeral homes, and residents, in and about Duquesne. He had many extended children whom he treated like his own, Marci, Bob, Sharon, Greg, Bernard, Duane, Terry, and Doug. He will be missed by many and was loved by all. He loved his antique Corvair and his SS454 truck and he never owned a computer. His loving wife, Genevieve was waiting for him at the gates. Visitation is on Saturday from 1-9 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. -9 p.m. and Monday from 8 a.m.-9:30 a.m. at which time a Blessing Service will be held at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300. Followed by Mass of Christian Burial at St. Hedwig Church of Christ the Light of the World Parish at 10 a.m., where he was an usher. Burial will be at St. Hedwig’s Cemetery with military honors, followed by a repast at Holy Trinity Church Hall.

 

Patricia Ann Schwab

August 11, 2017 |

Published By Strifflers Family Funeral Homes | Posted in: Strifflers Family Funeral Homes

Patricia Ann Schwab, age 74 of Glassport, died August 10, 2017.  

 
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