Brenda Burwell Scales

December 11, 2017 |

Published By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Brenda Burwell Scales, 77, died Dec. 7, 2017. Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 14 at Second Baptist Church, 108 W. 12th Ave., Homestead, where a service will be held at 1 p.m. Dec. 14. Interment to follow at Homewood Cemetery, Pittsburgh. Arrangements in charge of Tunie Funeral Home.

 

Stella Holtzman

December 09, 2017 |

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

Stella Holtzman, age 93, of White Oak, died December 7th, 2017, at Excela Westmoreland Hospital in Greensburg.  Born April 21, 1924, in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Boleslaw “Benney” and Bronislava Kowalski and the wife of the late John Holtzman.

 
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George William Buches

December 09, 2017 |

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

George William Buches, 54, of Jefferson Hills, passed away Friday, December 8, 2017 at UPMC Mercy in Pittsburgh. He was born January 10, 1963 in McKeesport to the late Stephen J. and Helen Pforsich Buches.

George was a son, brother, nephew, uncle, cousin, neighbor, and friend who was loved very much. He was a gentle soul with a kind heart who grew up the youngest of five brothers and a sister. George did not let any of his challenges stop him, always maintaining his sense of humor, positive attitude, and never lamenting or complaining of his situation.

With the support of his family, particularly his mom, who he loved dearly, he had a full life.

George graduated from Mon Valley High School and was active in the boy scouts where he achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, an award earned by less than 5% of scouts. He also earned the Ad Altare Dei, Pope Pius XII, and Order of the Arrow Honors while a member of the Boy Scouts.

He was employed by Kmart for many years as well as running his own business, delivering the Daily News, Pittsburgh Press and the Tribune Review.

In his spare time George was an accomplished artist. He drew many portraits of people he knew, including self-portraits as well as many other subjects.

George was an avid coin collector, a huge Star Wars fan and over the years loved his pet dogs Rusty, Opie, Buck, Max, and especially Riley, his last dog.

George is survived by brothers, James (Laurie) Buches of Pittsburgh, David (Susan) Buches of Middletown, DE, Thomas (Dana) Buches of Greensburg and Timothy (Tammie) Buches of Fort Gay, WV. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Buches. Visitation will take place on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 pm at S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th Street, Clairton, PA 15025. A mass will take place at 10 am on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at St. Clare of Assisi Church in Clairton followed by interment at St. Clare Cemetery. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

Grant A. Bell

December 08, 2017 |

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

Grant A. Bell, age 52, of Irwin, passed away Wednesday, December 6, 2017. He was born December 1, 1965 in Greensburg, a son of Dolores (HydaK) Bell and the late Joseph Bell. In addition to his father, he is preceded in death by his sister Margaret Moffa and brother Bob McKenna. In addition to his mother he is survived by his children Juliann (Dan) Baker of Madison and Grant Schneider Jr. of Erie; brothers Joseph Bell, Jay Bell and John (Darlene) Hydak; sisters Joyce Bell, Roseann Clawson, Kathy (Texas) Lawler and Francis White; and numerous nieces and nephews.
 
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William "Bill" Edward Badstibner, Jr.

December 08, 2017 |

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

William "Bill" Edward Badstibner, Jr., 73, of Versailles, died Thursday, December 7, 2017. He was born February 18, 1944 in McKeesport and was the son of the late William E. Badstibner Sr. and the late Vera Leffard Badstibner. He was retired from the McKeesport Connecting Railroad and was a US Navy Veteran. Bill was a member of the former Versailles American Post 939. He is survived by his wife, Karen L. Burnheimer Badstibner, sons, William Jon (Bonnie) Badstibner of Pittsburgh and Rob (Lisa) Badstibner of Germantown, MD, daughter, Laura (Mike) Jones of White Oak, sisters, Linda (Michael) DeBarbieris of Kenner, LA, and Ethel Nash of McKeesport, grandchildren, Kenny, Brenden, Michael, Lyndsey, Landon, Gavin, Samantha and Paige, nieces and nephews.

 
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Frank A. Curcio

December 08, 2017 |

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

Frank A. Curcio, age 94 of West Mifflin, passed away at home on Thursday, December 7, 2017.  Born January 24, 1923 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Basil and Marie (Cortes) Curcio.

 
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John G. "Jack" "Papa" Gardner

December 08, 2017 |

Published By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

JOHN G. “JACK” “PAPA“ GARDNER, 79, of Glassport, died Dec. 7, 2017. 

He is the son of the late Robert and Elsie (Foreman) Gardner.  He is survived by his beloved wife Patricia (Hysmith) Gardner; children Deborah Coban, Lawrence (Ladonna) Gardner, Tracey (Richard) Costa and Lesley Russen; grandchildren Erin (Matthew) Dick, Kevin (Jennine) Zebroski, Amanda Coban, Nicholas (Christine) Coban, Michael Gardner, Lucas Gardner, Stephanie (Steve) Taylor and Corey (Leah) Russen; step grandchildren Jessica and Hallie; great grandchildren Tracey, Paul, Reghan, Logan, Luka, Emma and John; great great grandchild Ronan and sister Carol (Gene) Gregg, also nieces and nephews.

 
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Harry "Rich" Stromeyer

December 08, 2017 |

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

Harry “Rich” Richard Stromeyer, 70, of Glassport passed away peacefully Friday, December 8, 2017 at Jefferson Regional Hospital.  He was born February 7, 1947 in Mingo Junction, Ohio to the late Carl and Ruth Bickerstaff Stromeyer.  Rich is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Aileen Elkovitz Stromeyer; sons, Charles & Joseph Stromeyer both of Ohio; daughter Katherine Martin, also of Ohio; stepdaughters, Amber (Dave) Radaker and Brooke Ladisic both of Glassport; grandchildren, Bella, Zach, Jacob; sister, Elsie Petrella of Mingo Junction, OH; many nieces and nephews.  Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by brother, Robert Stromeyer; sister, JoAnn Pettibon; and niece Tracy Petrella.  Rich was retired from Forbes Regional Hospital, served in the US Navy for 4 years, was a deck hand on a tugboat, managed the Showboat Lounge in Glassport for 9 years, was a member of the VFW in Steubenville, OH and a member of American Legion Post 380 in Dravosburg.  Family and friends will be received Monday, December 11, 2017 from 4 – 8 pm at E. C. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 235 Monongahela Avenue, Glassport,  PA   15045. A service will take place at the funeral home immediately following visitation.  Inurnment will be private at National Cemeteries of the Alleghenies.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

Arthur A. "Sonny" McGrew

December 07, 2017 |

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

Arthur A. “Sonny” McGrew, 84, of McKeesport, died Dec. 7, 2017, at Senior Care Plaza.  Born Sept. 4, 1933, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Julia (Lingsch) McGrew.

 
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Karen M. Hoblak

December 07, 2017 |

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

KAREN M. (DEETS) HOBLAK
Age 77, of West Mifflin, PA (originally from Omaha, NE), unexpectedly passed away with her family by her side on Wednesday, December 6, 2017, after a short battle with cancer. She was preceded in death by her son, Jonathan Hoblak; beloved wife of 59 years to John Hoblak; dearly treasured mother of Barbara Simmons, James (Cynthia) Hoblak, Susan (Edward) Davies, Kathleen Hoblak, Kristine (Robert) Karpinsky and Eric (his wife, Devera Davis) Hoblak; loving grandmother of 11 grandchildren; and great-grandmother of 14; also survived by her sisters, Norma May of Minneapolis and Marilyn Hannan of Phoenix. She dedicated her life to her faith and family. She was an active member of Christ Lutheran Church in Forest Hills and served in a number of capacities. Her life was measured by her success of those she so deeply touched. Her most cherished times were those spent with her beloved family. Her grace and strength in the face of adversity will always be remembered. She will be deeply missed. Visitation will be at the MALOY - SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, PA 412-466-3300. Hours of visitation will be Saturday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. and Sunday from 12-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral service will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Christ Lutheran Church in Forest Hills with a luncheon to follow. Memorial contributions may be made to Christ Lutheran Church, 400 Barclay Ave., Forest Hills, PA 15221.

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Theresa Suchy

December 07, 2017 |

Published By William H. Craig Funeral Home | Posted in: William H Craig Funeral Home

Theresa Suchy, 88 a former McKeesport resident Passed away December 5,2017 in Golden Heights nursing home in Irwin Pa.

 
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Donna Jean Sebbens

December 06, 2017 |

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

Donna Jean Sebbens, age 87, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at her home.  She was born May 29, 1930 in Duquesne, a daughter of the late John and Anna Jamnicky Adams.

 
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Judith Ann (Carlson) Orendt

December 06, 2017 |

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

Judith Ann (Carlson) Orendt, 70, of Wilmington, NC, formerly of North Huntingdon, PA and North Ridgeville, OH passed away peacefully on  Saturday, December 2, 2017 at UNC Medical Center, Chapel Hill, NC. She was born June 1, 1947 in McKeesport, PA and was the daughter of the late Carl "Red" Carlson and Ann (Magdic) Carlson. Judy enjoyed cooking & baking, reading, gardening, bicycling and taking long walks. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Martin E. Orendt; son Martin (Debra) Orendt of Harrison City; granddaughter Mackenzie Sara Orendt; sister Barbara Rose of Pittsburgh. Also several sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews.

 
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Nancy Sue (Jones) Howser

December 06, 2017 |

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

Nancy Sue (Jones) Howser, 72, of Christy Park, died Friday, December 1, 2017. She was born May 8, 1945 in Baldwinsville, NY and was the daughter of the late Alexander and Helen Garrett Jones. Nancy worked for Philips Respironics in Murrysville. She is survived by her daughters, Crystal M. (Chuck) Nemes of Christy Park and Laurie A. (Mike) Gumpher of Sigel, sister, Sandra Doris of NY and FL, grandchildren, Alex (Ella), Ashley (Mike), Charles (Victoria), Elizabeth, Kaitlyn and Kierstin, great-grandchildren, Alex, Jr., Faye and Bentley, nieces and nephews.

 
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Betty J. (Davis) Serro

December 06, 2017 |

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

Betty J. (Davis) Serro, age 88, of North Huntingdon, passed away Sunday, December 3, 2017. She was born September 12, 1929 in Duquesne, a daughter of the late Thomas and Florence (Atterbury) Davis. She lovingly supported her husband’s ministries for numerous Assembly of God Churches including the Assembly of God Church in Bradenville for over 20 years. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of over 65 years Rev. Richard J. Serro; sister Florence Whitmore; and brother Thomas Davis. She is survived by her daughters Bridget (Rev. Cletus III) Hull of Saltsburg and Rebecca (Eric) Davis of Greensburg; grandchildren Marcie (Michael) Carbonara, Melissa (Jeff) Davis, Amanda (George) Polombo and Kathryn Brown; and great grandchildren Samantha (Darius) Henry, Justin (Lindsay) Carbonara, Gabriel Carbonara, Cameron Davis, Colin Davis, Giovanni Palombo and Marco Palombo.
 
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