E. Marjorie “Margie” (Richardson) Bland

August 12, 2017 |

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

E. Marjorie “Margie” (Richardson) Bland, age 78, of Turtle Creek, passed away Thursday, August 10, 2017. She was born October 21, 1938 in Wilkinsburg, a daughter of the late Daniel E. Richardson Jr. and Violet Irene (Harry) Cochran. She retired in 2001, as the secretary to the President of Colton Truck Electric, Inc. in California where she lived for over 40 years. She returned to Pennsylvania in 2001 after her retirement. Her interests were bowling, Yahtzee, Bunco, Canasta, ceramics and working. She was also a volunteer at the Turtle Creek Center since 2005. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a half-sister Diane; cousins Carol Ann Ritzel and Laurette Bentz; extended family Toots Meyers. She is survived by her sister Nancy Lee (David) Arendas of Irwin; various cousins scattered about; and adopted family Hazel (George) Perry of California and their grandsons Anthony Perry and his two children of Las Vegas, Nevada and Maria and Ayren Russell Perry of Arkansas and his two children; extended family Rosemarie Batey of California, Carol Cehlar of North Versailles and Louise Malego of McKeesport.
 
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Craig T. Holtzman, Sr.

August 12, 2017 |

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

Craig T. Holtzman, Sr.  age 57 of Rhodhiss, NC, formerly of McKeesport died August 10, 2017.  Born August 20, 1959 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late William F. and Rosemary (Ganter) Holtzman.  He is survived by son, Craig Jr. (Shelly)of Rhodhiss, NC; sister, Mary (Steve) Hand of Granite Falls, NC, William (Laurie) of Bethel Park, PA, Edward ( Frances “Chee Chee”) of North Huntingdon, and Mark Holtzman of McKeesport, PA; former wife and caregiver, Carol Braun of Rhodiss, NC, and nieces and nephews.  Craig worked as a lumber inspector at Granite Hardwoods and enjoyed being outdoors and gardening.  Services were private in North Carolina.

 

Michael R. Jakub

August 11, 2017 |

Published By Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home | Posted in: Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home

MICHAEL R. JAKUB
WWII veteran, 1945, serving in Okinawa, as a Corporal in the 1st Marine Division 5th Regt. 2nd Battalion. Michael was born on April 23, 1926, in Duquesne and lived his entire life there. He passed away Thursday evening August 10, 2017, from complications of a tragic vehicle crash. He is survived by Ben G., his best buddy of one year; his son, Gery and his wife, Virginia (Donaldson) Jakub. He was predeceased by his wife, Genevieve “Ginny” of 65 years of marriage; son, Ramon (survived by his wife, Donna) Jakub; grandson, Gery (survived by his wife, Heather) Jakub, Jr.; also surviving are Mikey’s brothers and sisters, Frank, William, Albert, Florence Jakub, and Dolores Mewkalo; predeceased by brothers, Edward Jakub, Andrew Jakub, and John Jakub. He is survived by his grandchildren, Megan, Katie, Adam, Erica, Melissa, and Holly; and great-grandchildren, Sarah, Kendell, Tyler, Melanya, Max, and Jenna. He was an electrician for Continetal Can Coporation. When the plant closed down in the ‘80s he turned off the lights. He continued working until he retired at the age of 89. He serviced the city of Duquesne as well as churches, bars, funeral homes, and residents, in and about Duquesne. He had many extended children whom he treated like his own, Marci, Bob, Sharon, Greg, Bernard, Duane, Terry, and Doug. He will be missed by many and was loved by all. He loved his antique Corvair and his SS454 truck and he never owned a computer. His loving wife, Genevieve was waiting for him at the gates. Visitation is on Saturday from 1-9 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. -9 p.m. and Monday from 8 a.m.-9:30 a.m. at which time a Blessing Service will be held at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300. Followed by Mass of Christian Burial at St. Hedwig Church of Christ the Light of the World Parish at 10 a.m., where he was an usher. Burial will be at St. Hedwig’s Cemetery with military honors, followed by a repast at Holy Trinity Church Hall.

 

Patricia Ann Schwab

August 11, 2017 |

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

Patricia Ann Schwab, age 74 of Glassport, died August 10, 2017.  

 
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Jill Carol Guffey

August 11, 2017 |

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

Jill Carol Guffey, age 63, of Elizabeth, passed away on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at home. A former pharmacist at Jefferson Hospital, UPMC South Side and UPMC Shadyside, she was a member of Pine Run United Methodist Church. She was a photographer, enjoyed teaching, was a collector of antiques, and a world traveler. 

 
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Cynthia Ambroffi

August 11, 2017 |

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

Cynthia Ambroffi, age 59, of McKeesport died August 3, 2017 at home.

 
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Sandra Benevento

August 11, 2017 |

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

Sandra Benevento, 76, of North Huntingdon, PA, passed away Friday, August 11, 2017 at Redstone Highlands, North Huntingdon.

 
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Arthur L. Tudek

August 10, 2017 |

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

 
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Franklin David Sylvester

August 10, 2017 |

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

Franklin David Sylvester, age 44, of Derry, PA, formerly of McKeesport, died August 5, 2017. Born October 20, 1972, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Shirley Scott Sylvester.

 
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Raymond E. Sprites

August 10, 2017 |

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

Raymond E. Sprites, age 76 of Jefferson Hills, passed away on Thursday, August 10, 2017.  Born January 27, 1941 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late John and Constance (Montana) Sprites. 

 
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Margaret E. Bishoff

August 09, 2017 |

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

 
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Donna Rae Koutsouliou

August 09, 2017 |

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

Donna Rae Koutsouliou, age 73, of Fredericksburg, VA, formerly of White Hall, PA, died August 6, 2017, at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg, VA.

 
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Raymond Szpanka

August 09, 2017 |

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

Raymond Szpanka, 86, of  Elizabeth Township, died on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at home.  He was born July 31, 1931 in Glassport and was the son of the late Walter and Helen Dumala Szpanka. Raymond was a member of Corpus Christi Parish in McKeesport and the Polish National Alliance.  He was a Sergeant serving in the US Army in the Korean War. For his service he received the National Defense Service Medal, The Korean Service Medal with one bronze star, and the United Nations Service Medal.  He was a mechanical engineer at the Westinghouse Plant Apparatus Division. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Dolores Kobik Szpanka of Elizabeth Township, daughter, Ruth Szpanka of Pittsburgh,  close friend of the family, Sue Woloschuk of Pittsburgh,  daughter-in-law, Juliebeth Benko of Austin, TX, brother, John Szpanka of Fairfax, VA, sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Mary Ann and Chester Englert of Elizabeth, nieces and nephews.

 
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Suzanne Otto

August 09, 2017 |

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

Suzanne Otto, age 66, of North Huntingdon, formerly of Manor, passed away Sunday August 6,2017. She was born November 9, 1950 in Braddock. A daughter of the late John Lee and Nancy (Perry) Otto. She was a member of The First United Methodist Church of Manor. She had worked at the ARC in Greensburg, Suzanne loved to go bowling every Saturday and also competed in the Special Olympics where she Won many trophies and ribbons. Lately she enjoyed playing Nintendo, watching her DVDs and playing Bingo, she was also an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan. She is survived by her brothers John L. (Dorothy) Otto of Greensburg, Randall (Francie) Otto of Delmont and Eric (Patti) Otto of Irwin; sisters Nancy (Ed) Anthony of Harrison City and LeAnne (Gary) Kistler of Penn; her nieces and nephews, Jamie (Matt) McQuistian , Stacy (Mike) Jones; William Otto, Jeffery (Kelly) Otto, Duane (Angela) Anthony, Brian Otto and Joshua (Tori) Kistler; and their families. She is also survived by her uncle Robert R. Perry of Atlanta, Georgia; and several cousins.
 
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Lois E. Slavick

August 09, 2017 |

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

Lois E. Slavick, age 87 of Rostraver Twp., passed away on Monday, August 7, 2017 in Jefferson Hospital.  Born March 18, 1930 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Herbert and Eleanor (Kurth) Wilkinson.

 
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