Anthony L. Costellic Jr.

January 31, 2016 |

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

Anthony L. Costellic Jr., 62 of Irwin, died Friday January 29, 2016 in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital. He was born September 14, 1953 in Greensburg, a son of the late Anthony L. Sr. and Elizabeth M. (Felentzer) Costellic. He was a quality assurance technician for Bayer Inc., Indianola. Tony loved his family and enjoyed hunting and the outdoors. He was a member of the National Rifle Association. .

 
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Eleanor Sharik

January 31, 2016 |

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

Eleanor Sharik, age 94 of McKeesport, passed away Friday, January 29, 2016 at Briarcliff Pavilion in North Huntingdon. Born November 6, 1921 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Alojzy and Josephine (Pasko) Piotrowski, and beloved wife of the late Clyde L. Sharik, Sr. Eleanor was a dedicated mother and homemaker and enjoyed spending time gardening and planting flowers around the home. She also enjoyed playing Bingo with her Briarcliff Pavilion friends on Saturday afternoons. She is survived by her children, Deborah (Joseph) Parknavy of White Oak and Clyde L. (Paula) Sharik, Jr. of Ewing, New Jersey; grandchildren, Joey, Jonathan, Joel, Meaghen, Ashley, Caitlin, Clyde, III, and Joshua; siblings, Sophie Bondi, Caroline Przywarty and Tom Piotrowski; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Stanley Piotrowski, John Piotrowski, Victoria Ploszay, and Louis Piotrowski. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Monday, February 1, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Blessing service will begin at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, followed by a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in Holy Family Polish National Catholic Church. Fr. Bruce Sleczkowski will officiate. Interment will follow in Holy Family Cemetery, North Versailles. The family wishes to thank the nurses, aides, and entire staff of Briarcliff for their wonderful care and love provided to Mom.

 
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Ann M. Korbar

January 31, 2016 |

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

Ann M. (Vodopivec) Korbar, 90, of Greensburg, formerly of McKeesport, died Saturday, January 30, 2016. Born August 25, 1925 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Nick and Josephine (Matvija) Pavlic and was also preceded in death by her husbands, Louis E. Vodopivec II and Jospeh Korbar and her son-in-law, David D. Kaylor.

 
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John E. Benzco

January 31, 2016 |

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

John E. Benczo, age 80, of Clairton, formerly of Monongahela, passed away on Saturday, January 30, 2016 in UPMC McKeesport.  Born July 1, 1935 in Irwin, he was a son of the late John and Margaret (Hruby) Benczo. 

 
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Sean T. Braden

January 31, 2016 |

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

Sean T. Braden, age 49, of Manor, passed away Saturday, January 30, 2016. He was born October 4, 1966 in Baltimore Maryland, son of the late Thomas and Margaret Anna Knopp Braden.

 
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Brenda A. Braden

January 31, 2016 |

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

Brenda A. Hoffman Braden, age 54, of Manor, passed away Saturday, January 30, 2016. She was born March 27, 1961 in Greensburg, PA, daughter of Nancy Lee Sager Selia, stepfather James Selia, and the late Clarence Hoffman. Brenda was employed as a housekeeper for William Penn Care Center, a member of Immaculate Conception Church, Irwin, and attended Yough High School.

 
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Erin Marie (Pittman) Koontz

January 30, 2016 |

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

Erin Marie (Pittman) Koontz, age 44 of Clairton, passed away on Friday, January 29, 2016 in Jefferson Hospital.  Born February 1, 1971 in McKeesport, Erin was the daughter of Sylvia (Piatek) Pittman of Clairton and the late Harry Pittman.

 
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Joseph E. McCusker

January 30, 2016 |

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

Joseph E. McCusker, 86, of White Oak, died Friday, January 29, 2016 at home. He was born January 17, 1930 in Glassport and was the son of the late Emanuel and Mary McGourty McCusker. He was a member of Corpus Christi Parish, the Polish Club and White Oak American Legion Post 701. Joseph was a USMC Veteran.

 
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James J. Kopchinski

January 30, 2016 |

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

James J. Kopchinski, 56, of North Versailles, died at home Thursday January 28, 2016. He was born October 13, 1959 in McKeesport, a son of the late Anthony and Laura M. Jozwick Kopchinski and was also preceded in death by a brother Raymond. He was a retired employee of U. S. Steel, Edgar Thompson Works, Braddock, and a member of St. Robert Bellarmine Church, East McKeesport.

 
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Willetta J. Kifer

January 29, 2016 |

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

Willetta J. Kifer, 83, of North Huntingdon, died Friday, January 29, 2016. She was born April 20, 1932 in Prospect Park and was the daughter of the late Steiner and Genevieve Gault Carter. She was the wife of the late Robert G. Kifer who died September 30, 2005.

 
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Stoyan Popovich

January 29, 2016 |

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

Stoyan Popovich died Friday, the 29th of January 2016 at McKeesport Hospital.     

Stoyan Popovich (91) was born near Belgrade, Serbia in 1924.  His father was the Very Rev. Milan G. Popovich, an Oxford scholar, who built the St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in McKeesport.

 
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John Harbula Jr.

January 29, 2016 |

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

John Harbula Jr., 86, of Munhall, died peacefully Monday, January 25, 2016 in Eldercrest Nursing Center, Munhall. Born March 21, 1929, in Duquesne, he was the son of the late John and Ann (Bogdan) Harbula Sr. John was a retired Automobile Salesman for Rohrich Cadillac and a U.S. Marine Corp. veteran of the Korean Conflict. Beloved husband of the late Roseann "Cookie" Harbula and Shirley Sullivan.

 
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Russell “Russ” Daniel Jackson, Jr.

January 29, 2016 |

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

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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Olga Kensky

January 28, 2016 |

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

Olga (Perich) Kensky, 87, of Clairton, passed away on Thursday, January 28, 2016 in Lawson Nursing Home, Jefferson Hills. She was a retired sales clerk for the former G.C. Murphy Company and member of St Clare of Assisi Parish, both in Clairton. 

 
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Ronald A. Lasich

January 28, 2016 |

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

A loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend: Ronald A. Lasich, age 77 of Jefferson Hills, passed away on Tuesday, January 26, 2016.  Born October 1, 1938 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Andrew and Patricia (Majetic) Lasich.

 
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