Frank H. Topper

August 04, 2016 |

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

Frank H. Topper, age 62, of Avonmore, died Thursday, August 4, 2016.  He was born in Pittsburgh on August 6, 1953 and is the son of Helen Elizabeth (Limegrover) Gullion and the late Frank D. Topper.  He was employed at the Union Railroad until he retired.  He enjoyed farming at “Camp Pee in the Woods” and doting over his grandchildren.  He is survived by his son Fred (Beth) Topper of N. Huntingdon; daughter Shelley (Chris) Borcik of Lincoln Place; grandchildren, Brandon, Nathan, Jackson, Sara, and Lauren; brothers, David (Kathy) Topper of Level Green and the late Hayden (Kathleen) Topper of Turtle Creek; and sister, Anne (Fred) Berk of Denver, Co.

 
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Hector McLean

August 04, 2016 |

Published By Robert A. Waters Funeral Home | Posted in: Robert A. Waters Funeral Home

Hector McLean, 84, of McKeesport, Pennsylvania, quietly departed this life August 1, 2016 in Kane Regional Hospital.

 
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Long K. Sim

August 04, 2016 |

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

Long K. Sim, age 69, of Irwin, passed away Thursday, August 4, 2016 at Excela Health Westmoreland.

 
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Jarrod K. Zona

August 04, 2016 |

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

Jarrod K. Zona, age 27, of Herminie, passed away Monday, August 1, 2016 at Excela Health Westmoreland.

 
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Agnes S. Fitzpatrick

August 04, 2016 |

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

Agnes S. Fitzpatrick, age 89, of McKeesport, died Wednesday, August 3, 2016.  She was born in McKeesport on June 19, 1927 and is the daughter of the late John and Mary Goldie Sweenie and the wife of the late William P. Fitzpatrick.  She was employed at Edgar Thompson US Steel Plant, AAA Motor Club in McKeesport and then the Carnegie Library of McKeesport.

 
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Craig David Godula

August 03, 2016 |

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

Craig David Godula, 63, of North Versailles, died Wednesday, August 3, 2016. He was born June 29, 1953 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Steven and Esther Davis Godula. He is survived by his daughter, Jennifer (Samuel, Jr.) Trusso of North Versailles, nieces and nephews.

 
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Margaret Ann Patricia (Tatrai) Chorba

August 03, 2016 |

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

Margaret Ann Patricia Chorba, age 73 of White Oak and formerly of Versailles, passed away Tuesday, August 2, 2016 in HCR ManorCare - Monroeville.  Born June 5, 1943 in Daisytown, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Helen (Lexie) Tatrai.  Margaret worked as a retail associate for JC Penney's and Sears Co., loved to bowl, and will be remembered by her family as a strong and determined woman who loved her children, grandchildren, and great-granddaughter.

 
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Anna (Nana) Bozzi

August 03, 2016 |

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

Anna (Nana) Bozzi, 92, long time resident of Liberty Boro, Pennsylvania, recent resident of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, died peacefully on August 1, 2016 in her home in Baton Rouge.
Memorial services officiated by Father Daniel Straughn will be held at the Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum, Port Vue, Pennsylvania August 6, 2016 promptly at 3:00 pm, with a gathering afterwards (location to be announced). Family and friends are requested to meet at the mausoleum, and memorials may be sent to Willig Funeral Home & Crematory, McKeesport, Pa.

 
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Lawrence "Larry" Edward Bjornberg

August 02, 2016 |

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

Lawrence "Larry" Edward Bjornberg, 89, of Elizabeth Township, died Tuesday, August 2, 2016. He was born April 22, 1927 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Harry and Emma Gernhardt Bjornberg. He was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in McKeesport, White Oak American Legion Post 701, the Syria Shriners , Scottish Rite, Caravan No. 20, Tall Cedars of Lebanon Al-O-Mon Forrest 138, Masonic Veterans, Knights of Mecca Past Masters Club and the Duquesne-McKeesport F & AM Lodge # 731 where he was a Past Master. Larry was a WWII US Navy Veteran serving on board the USS Macon and was retired from US Steel Duquesne Works.

 
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Lois M. Brown

August 02, 2016 |

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

Lois M. Brown, age 94, of Port Vue, died July 31, 2016, at her home. Born June 30, 1922, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Henry N. and Margerite P. (Harker) Graff and the wife of the late Carl J. Brown.
Lois was a homemaker and 18 year employee of the former Clover Farm Grocery in Port Vue. She was a member of the former Methodist Church in Versailles.

 
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Robert Ray Jr.

August 02, 2016 |

Published By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Robert Ray Jr., age 22, died July 29, 2016. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Aug. 5, 2016 at Tunie Funeral Home, Inc., 218 E. 11th Ave., Homestead.

 
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Dominic Meddis

August 02, 2016 |

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

Dominic Meddis, 57, of Elizabeth Township, died Monday, August 1, 2016 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born January 9, 1959 in McKeesport and was the son of Angela Santacaterina Meddis of Versailles and the late Philip Meddis. Dominic was Director of Training for Valley Dairy Restaurants. He was very kind, patient and always filled the room with laughter.

 
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Evelyn Taksel

August 02, 2016 |

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

Evelyn Taksel, 94, of Freehold, NJ, formerly of McKeesport, died Sunday, July 31, 2016. She was born October 29, 1921 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Ann Harr Krause. She was the wife of the late Sam Taksel who died in 1981. She was a former member of Temple B'Nai Israel and was retired from the Dept. of Public Welfare in McKeesport. She is survived by her daughter, Susan (Robert) St. Lifer of Colts Neck, NJ, son, Ken Taksel of Pittsburgh, and grandchildren, Lillian, Sam (Anne) and Emily.

 
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Darlene J. Cseripko

August 02, 2016 |

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

Darlene J. Cseripko, 53, of Etna died July 28, 2016. She is the daughter of the late Charles and Mary (Doman) Kraus. She is survived by her husband Michael Cseripko; children Robin (Justin) Cseripko, Patrick Kerr and Thomas Kerr; sisters Linda Kraus, Rebecca Cale and Cheryl Kraus; brothers Charles Kraus and Jonathan Kraus; nephew Jadan Kraus; grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Faith Bible Baptist Church. Friends received Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne Thur. 2-4 and 6-8. A funeral service will be held Fri. 11am in the funeral home with Rev. LaPietra interment following McKeesport Versailles Cemetery.

 

Mary Ann Tassone

August 02, 2016 |

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

Mary Ann Tassone, age 55, of West Newton, formerly of Brentwood, was freed from her battle with cystic fibrosis on August 1, 2016 at UPMC Presbyterian. Born December 20, 1960 in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Dorothy (Stiles) Hoffman and proud wife of Larry Tassone for 28 years. Mary Ann was a certified esthetician, however her greatest joy was being a homemaker and mother. She was truly a "real life Betty Crocker", and will be remembered for her amazing cooking and baking. She also enjoying spending time fishing with her husband and feeding the bunnies that would visit her in her backyard. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughter, Lauren Marie Tassone, of home; siblings, Edward Hoffman, Patti Gilmore, Doris Papariella and Kathy Bryer; mother-in-law, Phyllis Tassone; father-in-law, Joseph Tassone; brother-in-law, Joseph Tassone; sister-in-law, Jennifer Lazaris; nephews, Josh, Jason, Shane and Cole Tassone; nieces, Kattie and Samantha Jones; and many other nieces, nephews and friends. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Darlene Hoffman; brother, Michael Hoffman; and her faithful dog, Lucky. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Thursday, August 4, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, August 5, 2016 at 11 a.m. at St. Angela Merici Church. Father Kevin Dominic will officiate. Memorial donations are suggested to support the Tassone Family at www.gofundme.com/2h9788s. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

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