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Holko Obituary

July 07, 2020 |

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

Helen S. Holko died peacefully on Monday, June 6, 2020, a daughter of the late Fred and Ann Semko originally from Rankin, Pa.  She is the wife of the late Stephen A. Holko, Sr. and is survived by daughters Diane (Tom) Stanesic and Mary Ellen (Donny) Minchoff and sons Stephen A. (Judith) Holko, Jr., David (Karen) Holko and John (Kim) Holko.  In addition, she is survived by her granddaughters Jennifer, Jackie, Becky, Jessica, Tara, Janeace, Paula, Amy and Stephanie and grandsons Todd and John, Jr.  Helen was also blessed with 19 great grandchildren.  She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.  Preceded in death by her siblings. Helen loved working with the Duquesne Jr. Tamburitzans wardrobe ladies making their beautiful costumes, an excellent cook for many years at the Duquesne Croatian Club, catering many weddings, parties and reunions.  The family would like to extend a special thank you to the workers at Kane Regional Center and McKeesport Hospital 3 Mansfield for the care given to their mother.  Friends received Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne, Fri. from 10:00 am to Noon, at which time a funeral mass will be held at St. Hedwig Church.  Interment following St. Hedwig Cemetery.

 


Nicole A. Davis

July 07, 2020 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

Nicole A. Davis, 38, of East McKeesport, died Sunday, July 5, 2020, at her home.  Born in McKeesport, June 1, 1982, she was the daughter of Richard and Michele Lukas Parrish of McKeesport.  Nicole is survived by her parents; daughter, Ladaija Glover of Clairton; brother, Brandon Davis of North Huntingdon; sister, Brooke Davis of McKeesport; also by 2 nieces, 2 nephews, 4 aunts, 1 uncle, and 2 kittens.  Friends will be received in the Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 on Thursday, July 9, 2020 from 2-7 PM, at which time a celebration of life service will be held.  Interment will follow in McKeesport and Versailles Cemetery at a later date.

 


Barbara Ann Fairbaugh

July 06, 2020 |

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

Barbara Ann Fairbaugh, age 93 of North Huntingdon formerly of Liberty Boro died July 6, 2020, She was born May 26, 1927 in Wall, Pa , where she grew up. She was the  daughter of the late Pete and Frances Yunitz Hurwatic. Throughout her life, Barbara was employed as a waitress at various restaurants including Stratigos, The Bellmont, Club Car and the White Elephant. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, shopping and fine shoes. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband James F. Fairbaugh and 6 brothers and sisters.She was the youngest of 7. She is survived by three sons, James (Sheryl), Richard, and John (Linda) Fairbaugh with whom she resided, grandchildren, John (Nicole), Jason (Alexis), Gemma, Craig (Kim) Fairbaugh, 6 great grandchildren with one on the way, numerous nieces and nephews.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, Wednesday 2-8. p.m. A funeral service will be held at 10.am. in the funeral home chapel. Interment Jefferson Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the White Oak Animal Shelter. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 
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Doris M. Teti

July 06, 2020 |

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

Doris M. Teti, age 74, of McKeesport, died July 4, 2020, at home. Born May 2, 1946, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Chester L. and Doris (O'Neal) McCarthy and the wife of the late Falco J. Teti, Sr.

 
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Edward J. Algas

July 06, 2020 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Edward J. Algas, 80, of Glassport died July 3, 2020.  He is the son of the late Edward and Anna Algas.  He is survived by his beloved wife, Nancy (Pfluger) Algas; son James (Brianna) Algas and step sons Edwin (Diane) Losteter and Kenneth (Darla) Losteter.  He was preceded in death by his son John Algas.  Edward was retired from Westinghouse Electric.  Funeral arrangements by Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport.

 


Duane R. Brokenbek Jr.

July 04, 2020 |

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

Duane R. Brokenbek, Jr., 73, of North Huntingdon, passed away July 3, 2020 at the Veterans Hospital H.J. Heinz Campus after a hard-fought health battle that used up the last of his nine lives. His family is at peace knowing he is reunited with his wife of 40 years, the love of his life, Michelle (Weinberg) Brokenbek, who preceded him in death. Duane is the son of the late Duane R. Brokenbek Sr. and Rose Brokenbek. He is also survived by his brother James (Maryann) Brokenbek of McKeesport. He enlisted in the Air Force at age 18 and was deployed during the Vietnam War for two years. His service included the The Battle of Khe Sanh, one of the heaviest bombardments in history. After being honorably discharged at the rank of Sergeant, Duane put himself through college while working full-time and raising a family, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at California University of Pennsylvania and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh. He then used his education and experience working for the Department of Veterans Affairs as Team Leader for the Veterans Resource Center for over 30 years assisting thousands of veterans in group and individual counseling, as well as helping to obtain jobs, housing, health benefits and other necessities for military members. He anonymously donated many turkeys every Thanksgiving to families in need as well as countless other community charities, including St. Jude’s Children’s.  Arra Hospital, Operation Smile and Disabled American Veterans. Duane lived a full life including being a bodyguard for Bob Hope, one of his heroes, during a USO Tour in Vietnam, helping Bo Diddley carry his guitars, holding Ann-Margret’s luggage when she visited Vietnam and being stuck in a revolving door with Mick Jagger, who notoriously said “excuse me” first. Beyond his brushes with celebrities, he lived a quiet life alongside his soulmate Michelle, raising rabbits he then donated to 4H groups, collecting vintage audio and listening to obscure vinyl records. He lived for spending time with his four children who became resilient hard workers, generous people, and kind hearts because of their parents; Leah Leber, Marc (Leighann) Brokenbek, Seth (Jill) Brokenbek, and Shana (Marc) Tokarski. He took great joy any time he could be near his grandchildren, who he adored and could do no wrong in his eyes. His grandchildren fan club include Jaxton Leber, Isaac and Cianna Brokenbek, Jane Brokenbek, and Brooks, Eli and Sadie Tokarski. Duane asked that any contributions on his behalf be made to Paralyzed Veterans of America, or to treat a friend to a meal and conversation.  Visitation will be held Tuesday from 11 AM to 12:30 PM at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  Interment will be held at the Temple B'nai Israel Cemetery at Elrod, Center Street in Versailles on Tuesday at 1 PM.

 


William “Bill” Richard Parsons, Jr.

July 03, 2020 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

William “Bill” Richard Parsons, Jr., 75, a lifelong resident of Clairton, passed away at his home on Friday July 3, 2020. William was born in Charleroi on June 22, 1945 to the late William R. Parsons, Sr. and Sevilla Simpson Parsons. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 54 years, Alice Griffiths Parsons. William is survived by his sons William R. (Tamara) Parsons of Hamilton, Ontario Canada, and Chris W. Parsons, of Clairton, nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends, as well as his dogs Chico and Cisco. He was preceded in death by his sister, Dolores Schimmel. He was a member of Pine Run United Methodist Church in Clairton. William was employed for 40 years at Eastman Chemical in West Elizabeth, and was a proud U.S. Marine Corporal, serving in the Drum and Bugle Corps during the Vietnam War. Arrangements have been entrusted to S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th St, Clairton, PA 15025. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


James R. Maldonado

July 03, 2020 |

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

James R. Maldonado, age 58, of McKeesport, died June 29, 2020, at Kane Community Living Center of McKeesport. Born March 23, 1962, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Daniel and Charlotte (Little) Maldonado and the husband of Bobbi Maldonado.

 
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Dorothy M. Roney

July 03, 2020 |

By Editor | Posted in: James F. Kutch Funeral Home - Crematory

On Saturday, June 27, 2020, Dorothy M. Roney, age 96, of North Versailles passed away.

Beloved Wife of the late Albert J. Roney.  Loving Mother of Jim Roney, the late Eileen (Daniel) Kelly, William (Janie) Roney, Sandy (Mike) Ryan, and Carol (Joe) Ziss.  Dear Grandmother of Danielle, Jennifer, Dana, Rachael, Ryan, Autumn, Ashley, and Nicole.  Great-Grandmother of Madison, Makenzie, Makayla, Mitchell, Nolan, Christine, Justin, and Harper.  Dorothy was an avid Pittsburgh Sports fan, most of all she loved the Penguins.

 
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Patrick Dennis Butler

July 03, 2020 |

By Editor | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

Patrick Dennis Butler tragically and suddenly passed away on June 29, 2020 at age 34. He is survived by his loving parents Dennis and Lori Butler, his siblings Kelleigh (Robert Boland), Brian (Cassy Butler), and was an amazing, loving uncle to Connor and Cassie Boland and Brandon Russo.

Pat was a treasured nephew and beloved cousin to the extended Butler and Kapcin families. He was born and raised in Wilmerding, PA and graduated from East Allegheny High School. Pat worked as a steel worker at US Steel Irvin Works, a role he took great pride in, and he valued the friendships he made with his coworkers.

Pat was a huge sports fan and could always be found wearing a team hat and hoodie. He loved playing basketball, watching good movies, playing video games, and spending quality time with his friends and family. His wonderful sense of humor, kindness, giving nature, and smile made everyone he met feel welcomed and valued.

 
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Wallace Johnson

July 03, 2020 |

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

Wallace Johnson, 87, of Clairton, Pennsylvania, was born on September 11, 1932 in Sumter, South Carolina. He was the last surviving child of the late Ambrose and Ella  (Singleton) Johnson. Wallace passed away on June 29, 2020 at AHN Jefferson Hospital. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Marlene Johnson; son, Wallace Johnson, Jr., stepson, Anthony  Belland Sr., and his twelve siblings.  

Wallace affectionately known as the “Bag Man.” worked for Tube City Iron and Metal as a crane operator for 52 years.  He enjoyed going on trips with his wife and late sister and brother-in-law Arter and Sallie Belland Austin. He also enjoyed spending time with his dear friend Walter Sinkler. Wallace was family oriented; he enjoyed family gatherings and spending time with his grandchildren. One of his favorite pastimes, was playing cards with his grandson Jai’Veon.

 
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Benjamin Bowman

July 03, 2020 |

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

With deepest sorrow, we announce that Benjamin Bowman, age 78, our beloved father, brother, family member and friend passed away on Monday, June 29, 2020 while in Family Hospice. 

Benjamin was born August 2, 1941, to Geneva (Murrough) Bowman and Willie Bowman in Irmo, South Carolina.  The oldest of seven girls and boys.

Those who knew Benjamin, even just a little, lost a shining light in their lives.  He was a man of courage, determination, and loyalty.  His motto was “nobody beats the Bo”.

 
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Frances G. Romanek

July 02, 2020 |

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

Frances G. Romanek age 93, of West Mifflin, on July 1, 2020 at UPMC Mercy. Born in West Mifflin on October 24, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Katherine (Plaz) Romanek. She was a candy maker for Clark Candy Co. in Pittsburgh and a secretary for Fisher Scientific. She was predeceased by brothers and sisters, Walter (late Helen) Romanek, Pearl Pavlik Debiak, Helen Mikrut, Stanley Romanek, Irene McCullough, and Frank Romanek Jr.  She is survived by Nieces and Nephews. Visitation will be held on Monday, July 6, from 10-10:45 a.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300, followed by a graveside service at St. Hedwig Cemetery, West Mifflin, at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Nick Mastrangelo officiating. 

 


Francis A. Shumber

July 02, 2020 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Francis A. Shumber, 81, of West Mifflin, died July 1, 2020.  He is the son of the late Frank and Thedosia (Samatowicz) Shumber Jr. He is survived by his beloved wife Mary (Spallone) Shumber; son Michael (Darla) Shumber; daughter Carol (Tim) Armstrong; grandchildren Kyle and Hunter Shumber; sisters Theda "Dolly" (Joe Holland) Shumber and Elizabeth “BJ” (John) Martis; brother in law Carmen Spallone and Richard (Mary Margaret) Spallone; nephews Tom (Sue) Spallone, John (Shelli) Spallone, Mark (Holly) Spallone,  and Brian Spallone; nieces Amanda (Nick) Eichenberg, Alex and Samantha Spallone  and his special cat Tigger and dog King.  He was preceded in death by his brother Edward Shumber and niece Christa Shumber.

 
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William A. Bell

July 02, 2020 |

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

William A. Bell, age 79, of Jefferson Hills, passed away on Wednesday, July 1, 2020  at his home. He was a Armored Truck Driver for 40 years with Landmark and Brinks in Pittsburgh. He was a member of The Society of Aviglianese, former member of the Jefferson Hills Auxiliary Police, Paramedics and Jefferson Hills Volunteer Fire Department. Bill loved to go to his camp at Wolfs Camping Resort in Clarion and spending time with his dear friends and family there.

 
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