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

 

Henry A. "Deacon" Doerfler

March 26, 2016 |

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

Doerfler, Henry A. “Deacon”,73, of North Versailles, died March 3, 2016. Husband of Mary M. (Kineavy); father of Heather (Jim) Guzik, Megan Doerfler (fiancé Nick Sarafis), and Tracy (Joe) Belliconish; grandmother of Dan, Nick, Tabi, Katie, Sean, J.J., and Jace. He was employed as a security guard at Highland Park Apartments. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Forgie-Snyder Funeral Home, 1032 Broadway, East McKeesport, 412-823-8083.

 
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Chester Edward (Spychala) Spiegel

March 26, 2016 |

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

Chester Edward (Spychala) Spiegel, age 84, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 25, 2016 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital. He was born February 6, 1932 in McKeesport to the late Julius and Mary Kepka (Spychala) Spiegel. He is the husband of the late Phyllis Abraitis Spiegel. Chester was a lifelong member of St. Mary of Czestochowa Catholic Church (now Corpus Christi Parish) in McKeesport. He served in the US Army during the Korean War in Germany. After graduating from McKeesport High School in 1950 he worked until his retirement in the shipping department at U.S. Steel National Tube Works in McKeesport. He was a member of the American Legion Post 701 in White Oak, the Polish National Alliance Lodge 352 in McKeesport, the Croatian Club Lodge 146 in Versailles, the Mon Yough Church Dartball League for Christy Park UMC, and the Glassport Lanes Duckpin Bowling League. Chester loved all Pittsburgh sports teams and most especially the McKeesport Tigers. He also loved to watch his grandchildren in all their different activities, and to travel and hit the casinos.

Chester is survived by a daughter Melissa Awenowicz of Irma, SC; a son Erik, and his wife Keli, of Penn Township; grandchildren Benjamin and Sarah Awenowicz and Joshua and Jordan Spiegel; a sister, Rose Sedney, of Beaver Falls; brothers, Walter Spiegel, of North Huntingdon, and Joseph (Theresa) Spiegel, of Key Largo, Fla.; He is also survived by many nieces and nephews who loved and adored him. He was preceded in death by sisters, Helen, Sophie and Stella; and brothers, Chuck, Frank and Edward.

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 Tuesday from 4-9 pm. Mass of Christian burial will be on Wednesday at 1:00 pm at Corpus Christi Church with Father Kevin Dominik officiating.

 

Remembrances may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society at http://www.nationalmssociety.org/Chapters/PAX/Donate.

 
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Elverta A. "Vi" Lafferty

March 26, 2016 |

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

 
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William F. “Bill” Clay

March 26, 2016 |

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

William F. “Bill” Clay, age 97 of McKeesport died Friday, March 25, 2016.  He was born in McKeesport on September 29, 1918 and is the son of the late William R. and Mary Skelly Clay.  He is the husband of Katherine A. Sullivan Clay of McKeesport.  He was a retired certified public accountant.  He served in the US Army Air Corp during WWII and was a member of the American Legion in White Oak.

In addition to his wife, Katherine he is survived by his sons, W. Matthew “Matt” (Donna) Clay of Greensburg, Michael J. (Lori) Clay of White Oak, Robert (Margaret) Clay of West Mifflin; grandchildren, Jacy Keenan, W. Russin Clay, Rick Blose, Lindsay Robertson, Katherine Horrell, Tara Casta Qeda, Natalie Clay; 3 great-grandchildren; also nieces and nephews.  He is preceded in death by his daughter, Margaret Clay; brother, Thomas Clay; and sister, Mary Jane Clark

Friends will be received Tuesday, March 29th from 2:00 to 4:00 & 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation & Mortuary Services Inc., 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131, (Sue Striffler Galaski, Supervisor, 412-678-6177).  A Mass of Christian burial will be held Wednesday at 10:00 AM in Corpus Christi Church with Father Kevin Dominik officiating.   Burial will follow.

 
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Barbara A. Ceryak

March 25, 2016 |

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

Barbara A. Ceryak, age 92 of Clairton, passed away on Thursday, March 24, 2016 in Jefferson Hospital.  Born December 8, 1923 in Clairton, she was a daughter of the late Eli and Mary (Britvec) Ceryak.  Barbara received her Bachelor's degree from Slippery Rock University and a Master's degree from the University of Pittsburgh.  She retired as a physical education teacher with 34 years of service at Clairton School District and 3 at Vandergrift High School

 
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Leo "Jerry" Guiser

March 25, 2016 |

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

Leo "Jerry" Guiser, age 86, died on March 25, 2016 at UPMC Hospital in McKeesport.   Born in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Paul and Anna Graf Guiser.  He was preceded in death by his wife Elsie, in May 2006 and his brothers Regis, Vincent and Frank; sisters Catherine, Rose and Paula.

 
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Timothy "Timi" O'Shea Fite

March 25, 2016 |

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

Timothy “Timi” O’Shea Fite, 49, of Glassport, passed away at UPMC McKeesport on Thursday, March 24, 2016.  He was born in McKeesport on June 22, 1966 to the late Thomas King and Yvonne Waugaman.

 
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Shawn M. McGillis

March 25, 2016 |

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

Shawn M. McGillis, 42, of North Huntingdon, formerly of the Somerset area, died Wednesday March 23, 2016. He was born April 2, 1973 in Jeannette, a son of Elaine R. (Auckerman) McGillis Winchester and the late Robert W. McGillis and was also preceded in death by his wife, Claire (Bennett) McGillis. Shawn was a graduate of Shanksville High School. He resided in Frederick, MD, for a number of years then in Martinsburg, WV, before returning to the area. He was a former technical engineer for 84 Lumber Co.; a member of First Presbyterian Church, Irwin, and enjoyed hunting.

 
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Eugene "Big D" Vallorani

March 24, 2016 |

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

Eugene "Big D" Vallorani, age 92, of Liberty Boro, passed away on Thursday, March 17, 2016 in Southwestern Nursing Center. He was a retired electrical engineer for Westinghouse Electric in Waltz Mill, member of St. Mark's Parish in Liberty Boro and Knights of Columbus Council #995. An Army/Air Force veteran of World War II, he was an usher at the former St. Eugene's Parish and avid gardener and bowler.

 
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Harlan Ray Zwibel

March 24, 2016 |

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

Harlan Ray Zwibel, age 66, of Elizabeth Twp., formerly of Washington, PA,  passed away Thursday, March 17, 2016 at home.  Born July 13, 1949 in Homestead, he was the son of the late Jack and Ruth (McCorkle) Zwibel. 

 
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Leon W. Barclay

March 24, 2016 |

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

Leon W. Barclay, 89, of Elizabeth, passed away in his home on Monday, March 21, 2016. He was a retired bricklayer for Bricklayers Local #9, member of Elizabeth Loyal Order of Moose and Army veteran of World War II. Born February 24, 1927 in McKees Rocks, he was a son of the late William and Emily (Ferraton) Barclay and husband of the late Elizabeth "Lib" (Beattie) Barclay.

 
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Rose Campbell

March 24, 2016 |

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

Rose Campbell, age 88, of Mt. Vernon of Elizabeth, formerly of Christy Park, died March 23, 2016, at Mt. Vernon of Elizabeth. Born September 27, 1927, in Calabria, Italy, she was the daughter of the late Rocco and Grace (Primerana) Costa and the wife of the late William Campbell for 60 loving years.

Rose retired from the McKeesport Area School District, where she worked in the cafeteria. She was a member of the St. Patrick Parish, Christian Mother’s and the Christy Park Seniors. She enjoyed growing flowers and her own vegetables for cooking Sunday dinner, Holiday meals and for family gatherings. Rose loved to spend time with her children, grandchildren, family and friends.

 
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