Andrew J. Bokin, Sr.

March 29, 2016 |

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

Andrew J. Bokin Sr., 66, of White Oak, died Monday, March 28, 2016. He was born May 11, 1949, in McKeesport, the son of the late David and Lucille Faircloth Bokin, and the loving husband of his late wife, Mae Bokin. He served in the Army during Vietnam and worked at U.S. Steel in both Braddock and Duquesne. He is survived by sons, Ronald (Cheryl) Faulds, of White Oak, Michael (Agnes) Faulds, of West Mifflin, Paul (Paula) Faulds, of Munhall, and Andrew J. Bokin Jr., of White Oak; daughter, Lynn Bowen, of White Oak; brothers, David (Carol) Bokin, of White Oak, John (the late Julie Bokin), of Duquesne, and Jack (Pat) Bokin, of Liberty Borough; sister, Lucille Bokin, of McKeesport; grandchildren, Ron, Ray, Sharon, Matt, Samantha, Elysia, Sarah and Anthony; great-grandchildren, Devan, Matthew, Noah, Malia and Nichole; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Michele Smith; and sisters, Mary Artledge and Nancy Lynn. Friends will be received from 3 to 9 p.m. Thursday at STRIFFLERS OF WHITE OAK CREMATION AND MORTUARY SERVICES INC., 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, supervisor, 412-678-6177). A service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home chapel with Pastor Gary LaPietra officiating. Burial will follow.

 
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Mark A. Lavorini

March 29, 2016 |

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

Mark A. Lavorini, 57 of North Huntingdon died Saturday, March 26, 2016 at his home. He was born July 1, 1958 in Lebanon, PA, a son of Marcia (Shirley) Lavorini and Nello and Irene Lavorini. Mark graduated from Sherwood High School, Class of 1976 and Mercyhurst University with a Bachelor's degree in Law Enforcement/Criminal Justice. He was employed as a Director of Commercial Sales for Dormont Appliance. He was the past president of BNI South Hills Chapter (Business Network International), and past State officer of the Pennsylvania Jaycees. He also enjoyed community service. Mark dressed as the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus at various locations. He is survived by his beloved wife, Janel Perretta Lavorini, mother-in-law, Joan Perretta-Clark, sister, Tanya Williams. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA on Wednesday from 4-8 P.M. A funeral service will be held Thursday in the funeral home chapel at 10 A.M. Mark loved all pets and animals. If desired, please make memorial contributions to ASPCA (American Society for the prevention of cruelty to animals) in memory of him. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

William Beard Jr.

March 29, 2016 |

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

William "Bill" J. Beard Jr., 61, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, March 28, 2016 at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.  He was born February 5, 1955 in Oakland, PA, a son of Lois Ochs Beard and the late William J. Beard Sr.  Bill was employed as a milk receiver for Schneider's Dairy, and was a member of the Irwin Moose and Irwin Moose Golf Club.  He was a graduate of Norwin Senior High School Class of 1974 and enjoyed antique cars and tropical fish.  In addition to his mother, he is survived by his sister, Cheryl A. O'Neill and her husband, Jeff;  brother, James Beard and his wife, Vivian; two nephews, Jeffrey O'Neill Jr, James Beard; and niece, Brittne Beard.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Wednesday from 2-8 p.m.  A funeral service will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

Claudia Ann “Sis” (McGraw) Hobaugh

March 29, 2016 |

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

Claudia Ann “Sis” (McGraw) Hobaugh, 79, of Paintertown, died Monday March 28, 2016. She was born August 6, 1936 in Greensburg, a daughter of the late Jacob and Mary McGraw and was also preceded in death by a sister Doris Jones. She was a member of Paintertown Evangelical Lutheran Church, the Paintertown Civic Club, the Paintertown VFD Auxiliary, and was also a member of Order of Eastern Star, Irwin Chapter No. 400, and the White Shrine. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who enjoyed camping and loved to golf. She is survived by her husband of nearly sixty years, Robert C. Hobaugh; her children, Randy L. (Deborah) Hobaugh, Bonnie Himes, and Sandy (Carl) Yeargers, all of Irwin, and Terry S. Hobaugh of Dallas, TX; her grandchildren, Angie Himes, Samor (Matt) Pieper, Aaron (Darlene) Hobaugh, Autumn (Aaron) Miller, Jeremy (Dianna) Yeargers, Justin Yeargers, Valya Hobaugh, and Jake (Ashley) Yeargers; nine great grandchildren, a brother Jacob (Cindy) McGraw Jr. of Idaho Falls, ID; also numerous nieces and nephews.

 
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Ricky L. Fairbanks

March 29, 2016 |

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

Ricky L. Fairbanks, 59, of Irwin, died Monday March 28, 2016. He was born January 10, 1957 in McKeesport, a son of the late Charles and Barbara Fairbanks and was also preceded in death by a son Jeremy Kondrich. He was an employee of Hamill Manufacturing Co., Trafford. He is survived by his children, Ricky Ingram, Eric Fairbanks, April Fairbanks and her fiancé Derrick Tamsula, and Anthony Fairbanks and his wife Alexsis; his grandchildren, Adyn and Addison; brothers, Daniel (Catherine) Fairbanks and Terry (Kathryn) Fairbanks; also nieces and nephews.

 
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Dorothy M. Sheetz

March 28, 2016 |

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

Dorothy M. Scheetz, age 78, of North Huntingdon died on March 26, 2016. She was born in McKeesport on June 19, 1937 and is the daughter of the late Thomas and Dorothy McDonald Raible. She was a cafeteria manager for Norwin Senior High School for approximately 26 years.

She is survived by her loving husband Thomas J. Scheetz, son; Thomas (Ladonna) Scheetz of New Kensington, daughter; Michaelette Coder of Pittsburgh, brother; Alvin (Kim) Raible of Greensburg, sister; Gloria (Luke) Knapp of Dawson, grandchildren Ashley (Scott) Spalding, Sikira Scheetz, and Lloyd Thomas Scheetz, and great-grandchildren; Taylor, Matt, Dilyn, and Jase Spalding. She was preceded in death by siblings; Tom Raible, Dave Raible, and Dolores Howard.

Friends will be received at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation and Mortuary Services, Inc., 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, Supervisor, 412-678-6177), on Wednesday from 4-8 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, North Huntingdon on Thursday at 10:00 am with Father Len Stoviak officiating. Burial will follow.

Remembrances may be made to National Kidney Association, 3109 Forbes Ave. #101, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.

 
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Franklin "Brownie" Duane Brown

March 28, 2016 |

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

Franklin "Brownie" Duane Brown, 89, of Greenock, died Sunday, March 27, 2016. He was born July 3, 1926 in Greenock and was the son of the late Joseph W. and Elda J. Kretschmer Brown. He was the husband of the late Betty Lou Widany Brown who died August 21, 2006. Brownie was a member of Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Greenock. He was also a member and past Post Chaplin of the Elizabeth VFW Post 7632 and past Commander of the Elizabeth American Legion Post 553. He was a WWII U.S. Navy Veteran and had received the Pacific Theater Ribbon, American Theater Ribbon and the WWII Victory Medal. He was retired from the Port Authority of Allegheny County after 34 years of service.

 
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Dorace Jane Thomas

March 28, 2016 |

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

Dorace Jane Thomas, 90, of Penn Hills, formerly of White Oak, died Friday, March 25, 2016. She was born April 5, 1925 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Charles A. and Ethel E. Spahr Thomas. She is survived by her sister, Carol A. (George) Madar of Delmont, nieces, Jacquie (Thomas) Bryner, Gail Lydon, Dawn (Dean) Bock, and Jill (Ryan) Prah, nephews, Dayne (Cindy) Walman and Thomas (Ashley) Madar. She was preceded in death by her sister, Shirley Ann Walman.

 
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Jeffery Richard Pomponio

March 28, 2016 |

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

Jeffery Richard Pomponio, 54, of Yukon, formerly of North Huntingdon, died Saturday, March 26, 2016. He was born November 9, 1961 in McKeesport and was the son of Richard A. (Jean) Pomponio of McKeesport and the late Jacqualine Thomas Pomponio. In addition to his father and step-mother, he is survived by his daughters, Gerri Boyd, Jennifer Pomponio and Frances Boyd of TN, sisters, Cindy (Dayne) Walman and Wendy Mandella of Port Vue, and Vicky Weaver of Leesburg, VA, grandchildren, Daisy Potter, Katlyn Krista, and Sandra and Raymond McCarson, his significant other, Mariann Marie Scott and her son, Rob and granddaughter, Abigal, nieces and nephews.

 
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Dolores Jean “G.G.” “Mean Jean” Suarez

March 28, 2016 |

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

Dolores Jean “G.G.” “Mean Jean” Suarez, 84 of McKeesport, died at her daughter’s home on March 25, 2016. Born February 11, 1932 in Versailles, she was the daughter of the late Emery and Winifred Headly and wife of the late Ray Suarez. Dolores worked as a cook for Hoot’s, the Viking Lounge, and Twin Oaks. She had a love of animals and everyone who met her, loved her.

 
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Alba C. (Ghiglietti) Fallas

March 28, 2016 |

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

Alba C. (Ghiglietti) Fallas, 83, of North Huntingdon, died Wednesday March 23, 2016. She was born January 27, 1933 in Jeannette, a daughter of the late James J. and Jean (Rizzardi) Ghiglietti and was also preceded in death by her husband Edward T. Fallas and a granddaughter Maria Lynn Koval. She was a retired employee of Westmoreland Computer Services / EDS, Greensburg, and a member of the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Irwin. She enjoyed working outside with her flowers and was an avid Steelers and Penguins fan but she mostly enjoyed spending time with her family.

 
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Arline R. Clark

March 28, 2016 |

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

Arline R. Clark, 92, of North Versailles, formerly of Port Vue, died March 25, 2016, at AHN Forbes Hospital. Born July 16, 1923, in Buffalo, NY, she was the daughter of the late George and Louise (Arnold) Robertson and wife of the late Gerald J. Clark. She was an active member of the Point Pleasant Retirement Community where she entertained the other residents every six weeks with shows, often with holiday themes, sing-a-longs, and of course, her myriad of jokes. Arline was a member of St. Mark Parish and the Christian Mothers within the church. She was a Eucharistic Minister at St. Mark Parish and John J. Kane Regional in McKeesport, and also volunteered at Kane Regional in McKeesport for over 15 years.

 
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Edward Joseph

March 26, 2016 |

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

Edward Joseph, age 92, of McKeesport, died March 22, 2016, at Mt. Vernon of Elizabeth. Born December 28, 1923, in North Tonawanda, New York, he was the son of the late Peter and Anna (Chahane) Joseph.
Edward was retired from US Steel, where he was a boiler maker. He was a member of the Happy Go Lucky Square Dance Club,and he loved all types of dancing,especially ball room dancing.

 
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Marion M. Jereb

March 26, 2016 |

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

Marion M. Jereb, age 91, of New Providence, New Jersey, formerly of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday March 24, 2016. He was born July 21, 1924 in McDonald, Pennsylvania, a son of the late Michael and Anna (Pajk) Jereb. He was an Army veteran that served in WW II, and was a past president of the 94th Infantry Division Association and a past commander of VFW post 781 in Irwin.

 
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Peggy Ann (Irvin) Rizzo

March 26, 2016 |

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

Peggy Ann (Irvin) Rizzo, 69, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday March 23, 2016. She was born October 16, 1946 in Morgantown, WV, a daughter of the late John and Eliza (Caggey) Irvin. Peggy enjoyed reading and loved spending time with her grandchildren. She is survived by her husband, George L. Rizzo Jr.; children Micheal D. Rizzo and Lisa (John) Schmotzer both of North Huntindgon; grandchildren, Aaron and Elizabeth Rizzo, and Brianna and Nathan Schmotzer; siblings, Nancy Volk of Smithfield, John Irvin of Somerset, and Charles Caggey of FL; also nieces and nephews. At the family’s request there will be no services. William Snyder Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of arrangements. Those wishing may contribute to the American Heart Association or the Humane Society. For online condolences please visit www.snyderfuneralservices.com