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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Joseph Gary Schork

January 28, 2016 |

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

Joseph Gary Schork, 34, of North Irwin, passed away unexpectedly at home on Tuesday, January 26, 2016. He was born November 3, 1981 in Jeannette was the son of Gary and Sharon Keeler Schork of Jeannette. He worked for UPS and was a member of The Youngwood Sportsman's Association. Joseph was an avid hunter and fisherman. Joseph loved football and going to hunting camp in Cameron County.

 
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Mary Scalzo

January 28, 2016 |

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

Mary Scalzo, age 82, of McKeesport, died January 26, 2016, at riverside Nursing Center. Born February 14, 1933, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Guglielmo and Maria Teresa (Gigliotti) Scalzo.
Mary worked as a travel agent until retirement.
She is survived by a nephew, David Makar of Santa Rosa, CA; 2 great nieces, Maxine (Angel) Cote of McKeesport and Amanda Makar of Greensburg.

 
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Joseph “Joey” Zavalydriga

January 28, 2016 |

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

Joseph “Joey” Zavalydriga, age 61, of McKeesport, died at his home on Jan. 25, 2016. Born July 31, 1954, in Wilkinsburg, he was the son of Donna (Carouthers) Egenlauf and the son of the late Michael Egenlauf. He was the husband of the late Denise (Yeager McCully) Zavalydriga.
Joe was a truck driver for most of his life, having worked for Casturo Iron & Metal, John F. Scott Co and for himself, Joe Zavalydriga Trucking. He had also worked for Ryco, Inc. and Mon-Valley Recycling Center.

 
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George Mitchell Blazowich

January 28, 2016 |

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

George Mitchell Blazowich, 66 of Penn Township, passed away Tuesday, January 26, 2016. He was born April 1, 1949 in Westmoreland City, a son of the late George and Julia (Cellio) Blazowich. He was an industrial appliance repairman for over 45 years and attended the Heritage Baptist Church in Jeanette.

 
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John “Skip” F. Davies

January 27, 2016 |

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

 John “Skip” F. Davies, 72 of North Huntingdon, passed away on Monday, January 25, 2016. He was born October 12, 1943 in McKeesport, a son of the late John D. and Francis Ann (Clark) Davies. He was an Army veteran that worked as a truck driver for over 40 years and was a member of the Elizabeth Township Ex-Serviceman’s Association where he served as a board member.

 
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Pearl Lefkovitz Cohen

January 27, 2016 |

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

Pearl Lefkovitz Cohen, 98, of Beatty Pointe Village in Monroeville, died Tuesday, January 26, 2016 in Mt. Vernon of Elizabeth. She was born April 15, 1917 in Pittsburgh and was the daughter of the late Louis and Rose Alex Lefkovitz who were both born in Szrensk, Poland, and immigrated to Pittsburgh. She was the wife of the late Edward R. Cohen. She is survived by her sons, Gary (Jackie) Cohen of Mt. Lebanon and Richard (Gretchen) Cohen of Elizabeth Township, grandchildren, Robyn Cohen (David) Brown, Matthew Cohen, Sarah Cohen, Rachel (David Isacco) Cohen, and Adam Cohen, great-grandchildren, Abigayle and Parker Brown and Victoria Cohen.

 
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Timothy "Slim" Erin Fresh

January 27, 2016 |

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

Timothy “Slim” Erin Fresh, 32, of Monongahela, passed away at home on Saturday, January 23, 2016. He was born April 4, 1983 to Bryon Noulder and the late Tammi Fresh. He was the loving fiancée of Michele Fuehrer, and father to two daughters, Rylee and Raegan Fresh, all of Monongahela.

 
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Margaret Pilarcik

January 27, 2016 |

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

Margaret (Vincent) Pilarcik, 90, of Elizabeth Township, passed away on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 in John J. Kane Regional Center, McKeesport. 

 
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Rose Ann Kalkbrenner

January 27, 2016 |

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

Rose Ann Kalkbrenner, age 68, of Baldwinsville, New York, formerly of McKeesport, died Jan. 25, 2016.

 
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Mary K. Sivak

January 26, 2016 |

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

Mary K. Sivak, age 59 of Liberty Borough, died Jan. 25, 2016.

 
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James E. Thompson, Jr.

January 26, 2016 |

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

James E. Thompson, Jr., 85, of West Mifflin, passed away on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at home. He was a retired pipefitter for Power Piping in West Mifflin and also retired from Carnegie Natural Gas Company.

 
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ANTHONY "TONY" W. MARSICO

January 26, 2016 |

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

ANTHONY "TONY" W. MARSICO, 66 of Glassport, most recently of Lower Burrell, died Jan. 22, 2016.  He is the son of the late John and Shirley (Hughes) Marsico.  He is survived by sisters Kathleen (Henry) Buczynski of McKeesport, Sandra (Richard) Dyer of Bradenton, FL,  Luann Weisenburg of Inwood, WV and Shirley Jeanne (Gary) Beard of Bradenton, FL; brother John (Des) Marsico of Oklahoma City, OK; nieces Andrea, Sarah and Alyssa; nephews Eric, Josh, Kyle and Jacob, also aunt Theresa Marsico of Jeannette; childhood friends, Sandy Nolfi (whose husband, Rusty, died on Jan. 5) and Linda Lesnak; also numerous cousins.
 
Tony was a curator at Bayernhof Museum in O'Hara Twp.  He had a piano and tuning restoration business in Glassport and Charlotte, NC; was a Lionel train enthusiast, collecting trains since he was a small child and was an avid reader. Tony also attended Mt. Aloysius College in Cresson, Pa and was a Navy veteran during the Vietnam War. 
 
Friends will be received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport, Sat. 2-4 and 6-8.  A funeral blessing will be held Sat. at 2:30 pm in the funeral home with Rev. Wojcicki.
 
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to either the American Cancer Society or Cancer Care Center, 4117 Liberty Ave. Pgh 15224, attn; Rebecca Whitlinger.