Patricia A. (Cottom) Rotharmel

March 11, 2016 |

Published By Willig Funeral Home - Cremation Services | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Cremation Services

Patricia A. (Cottom) Rotharmel, 80, of McKeesport, died March 10, 2016, at UPMC McKeesport. She was born March 3, 1936, in McKeesport, daughter of the late Clark A. Cottom and Sylvia (Moon) (Cottom) Burke. Patricia was a long time member of the Highland Grove United Methodist Church in McKeesport. She was a member of the church's UMW (United Methodist Women's group), a Sunday school teacher for a time, also a member of the church's choir.

 
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Florence "Prissy" Gerendash

March 11, 2016 |

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

Florence “Prissy” Gerendash, 95, of McKeesport, died Thursday, March 10, 2016 at home.

 
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Edwin R. Stumme

March 10, 2016 |

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

Edwin R. Stumme, age 86 of North Huntingdon died March 10, 2016 at Riverside Nursing Center. He was born July 24, 1929 in North Versailles, a son of the late Theodore and Dorothy Kelly Stumme. Prior to his retirement in 1988, Edwin was employed by U.S. Steel Irwin Works. He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church in North Huntingdon. He also sang in the choir at St. John's Church for over 40 years, a member of the quartet group called the Overtones and a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during the Korean War .

 
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Francis M. McBride

March 10, 2016 |

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

Francis M. McBride, 90, of Greenock, died Tuesday, March 8, 2016, at Kane Regional Center in McKeesport.

 
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Don Leonard Carlson

March 10, 2016 |

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

Don Leonard Carlson, 87, of Dallas, TX died Friday, March 4, 2016 at home. He was born September 17, 1928 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Edwin and Viola Lewis Carlson. He was the husband of the late Betty Zelin Carlson who died September 15, 2014. Don was a U.S. Army Veteran and was retired from the P & LE Railroad.

 
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William John Beresford

March 10, 2016 |

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

William John Beresford, 77, of Versailles, died Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at home. He was born April 16, 1938 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Robert and Mary Stefan Beresford. He was a US Army Veteran and was a member of the Elizabeth Township Ex-serviceman's Association and the Versailles Croatian Club. He was also a member of the Carpenters Union. William played for McKeesport in the 3rd season of the Little League Baseball World Series.

 
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Marcia Mayer

March 10, 2016 |

Published By Willig Funeral Home - Cremation Services | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Cremation Services

Marcia Mayer, age 72, of North Huntingdon, formerly of McKeesport, died March 9, 2016, at AHN Forbes Hospital. Born July 27, 1943, in Hazelwood, she was the daughter of the late John and Anna (Sabo) Pieseski and the wife of Bernard Mayer, for 54 loving years.
Marcia was a retired home health nurses aide, working in private care. She enjoyed spending time with her husband exploring the bike trails of Pennsylvania and Maryland. She was a member of the former St. Peter’s Parish. Her greatest joy was caring for her loving grandchildren.

 
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Virginia Ruth Tretyak

March 09, 2016 |

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

Virginia Ruth Tretyak, 89 of Liberty Borough, died Tuesday, March 8, 2016, at Kane Regional Center in McKeesport. Born Nov. 19, 1926, in White Oak, she was the daughter of the late James Stenson and Ada Bartles Stenson Adams; and stepdaughter of Charles Adams and beloved wife of William Tretyak for 69 years.

 
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Dorothy M. (Fike) Ferrence

March 09, 2016 |

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

Dorothy Millicent (Fike) Ferrence, 88 of Clairton, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 8, 2016.  She was born on June 4, 1927 in Friendsville, MD to the late Clyde and Mary (Bowser) Fike.  Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband John S. Ferrence, a sister Luanna Tostin, and a brother Robert G. Fike.  As the head of the family, she was appreciative of all the blessings in her life and was especially proud of her children and their offspring. 

 
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Steve Kovatch

March 08, 2016 |

Published By William S. Skovranko Memorial Home | Posted in: William S. Skovranko Memorial Home

Steve Kovatch, 97, of Allison Park, formerly of Duquesne, died peacefully on Monday, March 7, 2016. Born in East McKeesport, August 30, 1918, he was the son of the late Steve and Regina (Lovash) Kovatch. Mr. Kovatch was a member of Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, West Mifflin, a retired employee of U.S. Steel Corp., Duquesne Works Electric Furnace Department, and a proud U.S. Army Veteran of WWII.

 
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Richard J. Heckel

March 07, 2016 |

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

Richard J. Heckel, 90, of North Hunrtingdon, passed away Sunday, March 6, 2016 at Excela Health Westmoreland. He was born March 19, 1925 in Pittsburgh, PA, son of the late Henry and Eva Holjack Heckel. Prior to his retirement, Richard worked in law enforcement as chief of police for Penn Township in the 1950's, police officer for East Pittsburgh, Westinghouse Security, and a lab assistant for Westinghouse Research, Churchill, PA. He was a member of St. Stephen Byzantine Catholic Church and a veteran of WWII and the Korean War, having served in the Air Force with 20 years of service. He enjoyed golfing and bowling.

 
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William Clair Faust, Sr.

March 07, 2016 |

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

William Clair Faust, Sr., age 69, of McKeesport, passed away at home on March 2, 2016.  Born January 1, 1947 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Clare (Benjamin) Faust. 

 
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Michael J. Stepanik

March 07, 2016 |

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

Michael J. Stepanik, 75, of North Huntingdon, died at home Sunday March 6, 2016. He was born August 12, 1940 in Jeannette, a son of the late Michael and Natalie (Senchyshyn) Stepanik. He was the owner of Servi-Sel Inc., Bethel Park and an Elder of First Presbyterian Church, Irwin.

 
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Katherine Ann (Lowry) Swope

March 06, 2016 |

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

Katherine Ann (Lowry) Swope, 94 of North Huntingdon was called home on Thursday March 3, 2016. Kate led a full and fun life. She loved belting her alto parts with her Sweet Adelines and being with her special friends "The Turtlelettes". Being an excellent seamstress, Kate made many of their performance costumes. She also loved to crochet, making cute outfits for babies all over Pittsburgh. Kate loved to travel spending summers in Stone Harbor, performing with her Sweet Adelines in London, and living in places such as Northern Michigan and Mexico on the Sea of Cortez. Kate was known for being witty, patriotic, having a 10 cent novel stash, and being an avid fan of her Pittsburgh sports teams.

 
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Nancy M. "Nan" McLaughlin

March 06, 2016 |

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

Nancy M. “Nan” McLaughlin, 83, of Liberty Borough, died Saturday, March 5, 2016 in Kane Regional Center, McKeesport.

 
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