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James Dee Giles

April 14, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

James Dee Giles, 83, of Mint Hill, N.C., died Monday, April 5, 2021, at Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center in Charlotte, N.C.

Jim was born and raised in McKeesport, Pa., on August 29, 1937 and was the son of James Robert and Mary Virginia Giles. Jim was one of three children including his brother Robert and sister Judy. Jim married his wife Patti on September 22, 1978 in Willowick, OH. They later moved to Charlotte, N.C., in 1981.

Jim began his career with Celli-Flynn Architects, and was a key figure in the design of the original swimming pool with its below-ground viewing window at the McKeesport Senior High School, as well as the cafeteria design at Francis McClure School. He went on to work for Bruce Miller and Associates before moving to Ohio and then on to North Carolina.

There he worked on several notable projects for the state government and the University of North Carolina school system. Some of the notable projects included various work on: North Carolina State University, Appalachian State and UNC-Charlotte campuses. Throughout his career Jim was an active member in the A.S.H.R.A.E. chapter of NC. Jim retired from United Engineering Group, Inc./McKim & Creed in 2007. Jim continued to be a consultant in his retirement.

 
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Joseph Patrick Alexander Craig

April 13, 2021 |

By William H. Craig Funeral Home | Posted in: William H Craig Funeral Home

Joseph Patrick Alexander Craig, 62, of Turtle Creek, Pennsylvania passed away on Saturday, April 10, at the home of his daughter after a brave battle with cancer. He was surrounded by those who loved him.

 
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Rosemary M. Gerondites

April 13, 2021 |

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

Rosemary M. Kesser Gerondites, 90, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, April 12, 2021 at home surrounded by her family. She was born April 3, 1931 in Greensburg and was the daughter of the late Henry V. McKay, Sr. and Rose Marie (Gregg) McKay. Rosemary was the wife of the late Milan John Kesser, Sr., who passed away in 1972 and the late James Gerondites, who passed away in 1987.  She was a member of St. Agnes Church in North Huntingdon and was also a member of The Catholic Daughters. She worked for Bell Telephone in her younger days and would later go on to work as a home health aide for many years.  She was also a member of AARP. Rosemary was known for her baking of cakes for all occasions and her beautiful cake decorating skills.

 
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Bradley D. Soles

April 13, 2021 |

By Willig Funeral Home | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Bradley D. Soles, age 31, of McKeesport, died April 11, 2021, at UPMC Presbyterian. Born April 1, 1990, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of Kurt D. Soles and Susan (Penn) Soles.

Brad was currently working for the City of McKeesport Public Works. He enjoyed watching a good movie, going out to eat, especially his favorite Sushi, and sports of all kinds. Although Brad found peace in his home's comfort, he loved to laugh and had a contagious smile. He was always willing to help a friend in need.

 
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Hobert E. "Hobie" Wright

April 13, 2021 |

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

Hobert E. "Hobie" Wright, 96, of Greensburg, formerly of Terra Alta, WV, and Elizabeth Township, passed away Sunday, April 11, 2021. He was born December 24, 1924 in St. Albans, WV, and was the son of the late Mac and Alma (Minez) Wright. He was the husband of the late Geraldine (Marraccini) Wright and the late Betty Ellen (Lang) Wright. Hobie was a US Marine Corps Veteran of WWII and the Korean War. He participated in action against the enemy on Iwo Jima from February 19, 1945 to March 16, 1945. He re-enlisted after WWII and served in the Korean War.

 
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Bertha F. Montrose

April 13, 2021 |

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

Bertha Montrose, 97, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, April 12, 2021 at her home.  She was born July 27, 1923 in McKeesport, daughter of the late Thomas and Angelina Grdanski.  Bertha enjoyed listing to Polka music and sitting on her front porch watching all the wildlife in her yard. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Murray Montrose Sr.; brother, William Grdanski; and son-in-law, Kevin Shea. 

She is survived by her sons, Murray Montrose Jr. and his wife, Susan, Rodney Montrose; daughters, Audrey Blazwich and her husband, Leslie, Patty Shea; brother, George Brletic; sisters, Helen Vallelunga, Bernice Marker, Charlotte Valeco; six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.  Services are private.  Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Betty Lou (Edwards) Stull

April 13, 2021 |

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

Betty Lou Stull, age 88, of White Oak, died April 8, 2021, at UPMC McKeesport. Born May 5, 1932, in Kittanning, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Ethel (Cathcart) Edwards and the wife of the late Calvin Stull.

 
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Carol "Sis" Stecak

April 12, 2021 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Carol “Sis” Stecak, 76, of Glassport died April 12, 2021. She is the daughter of the late Edmund and Margaret Pacewicz.  She is survived by her beloved husband Paul “Poogie” Stecak, son Mark (Tracey) Stecak; daughter Kelly (Tony) Campitell; grandchildren Marc (Jessica) and Nicholas Stecak, Rachel, Antonio and Angelo Campitell; nephew Jason (Mary) Pacewicz and great nephew Gavin Pacewicz.

 
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Robert Knight

April 12, 2021 |

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

Robert "Bob" Knight, 80, of North Huntingdon, formerly of White Oak, died April 11, 2021.  He is the son of the late Robert and Margaret Knight.  He is survived by his wife Barbara (Knowlson) Knight; sons Brian Knight, Thomas (Megan) Knight and Martin Knight; grandsons Jacob and Cameron and sister Patricia (Joseph) Villani. 

Bob was a retired funeral director, working for many local funeral homes; an area representative for Bass-Mollett and Hydrol Chemical Co.; was a member of the Western Pennsylvania Association of Basketball  Officials and Eastern Association of Interscholastic Football Officials.  Bob was a member of Immaculate Conception Church in Irwin and a former member of St. Angela Merici Parish in White Oak.

 
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Raymond C. Merisko

April 12, 2021 |

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

Raymond C. Merisko, of West Mifflin, passed away peacefully on April 11, 2021, and entered the gates of Heaven. He was born on November 4, 1931 in McKeesport, PA. He was the beloved husband of 54 years to Rose (Bilski) Merisko. He loved his family; father of James (Cheryl) Merisko of Illinois, Daniel Merisko of Butler, PA and Dianne (Keith) Kuzma of Jefferson Hills, PA; grandfather to Samantha and Joshua Merisko, Dustin Martin, Kaley and Corey Kuzma; great grandfather to Sophia Gonzales.

Ray was employed by the U.S. Postal Service for 32 years as a carrier and manager,and served 11 1/2 years in the Naval Reserves. He was the first Lector and Eucharistic Minister at Holy Name Church in Duquesne, member of the Men’s Club and taught in the CCD program for 17 years. He proudly served as Grand Knight with the Duquesne-West Mifflin Knights of Columbus Council #4210, was a coach for Duquesne Little League for 12 years, enjoyed golf, bowling and fishing.

 
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Gerald R. “Jerry” Hodder

April 12, 2021 |

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

Gerald R. “Jerry” Hodder, 90, of North Versailles, died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on April 11, 2021. He was born November 18, 1930 in East McKeesport, a son of the late Gerald and Louise (Raymer) Hodder and was also preceded in death by his loving wife of 53 years Marjorie (Thomas) Hodder, a brother Bert Hodder, and his loving sister Virginia Norberg.

Jerry worked as a clerk/yardmaster for the Union Railroad for 42 years, retiring in 1990. He was a member of Beulah Park Methodist Church, a Navy veteran serving in the Korean Conflict, and a lifetime member and past commander of VFW Hilltopper Post 8430, East McKeesport Pa. He was also a former member of the Valley Lodge 714, F. & A.M, and current member of the Duquesne-McKeesport Lodge 731, F. & A.M.

Jerry was an avid hunter and fisherman who loved spending time with family especially his grandchildren.

 
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Mark A. Heider

April 12, 2021 |

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

Mark A. Heider, age 68, of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday, April 8, 20201. He was born May 29, 1952 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late John and Dorothy “Evelyn” Forsyth. Mark was a 1970 graduate of Scott High School. He was an Army veteran that served for over three years including time in Korea, and then continued serving additional time in the Army National Guard.

After his active duty time, he work for over 35 years as a steel worker before retiring. He was a member of the VFW post 781 in Irwin and was a past member of the volunteer Fire Department in North Braddock Ward #1. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother-in-law Eugene McAdams.

 
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Agnes A. (Casey) Kettering

April 12, 2021 |

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

Agnes A. (Casey) Kettering, age 95, of East McKeesport, passed away Thursday, April 8, 2021. She was born April 8, 1926 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late James and Agnes (Tierney) Casey. She was a long-time member of the Mary Mother of God Parish (formerly St. Robert Bellarmine) in East McKeesport. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of over 68 years Edward Kettering; twin sister Audrey Shiring and sister Jean Pinder. She is survived by her daughter Terri Kettering of New Milford; grandchildren Casey (Scott) Maxwell of Brooklyn, New York, Richard (Maria) Yannella of Huston, Texas and Benjamin (Diana) Yannella of Philadelphia; great grandchildren Alex, Archer and Lucas; niece Casey (Carl) Haftl; and other nieces and nephews.

 
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Ronald W. Martin

April 12, 2021 |

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

Ronald William Martin, age 70, of Versailles passed away on April 8, 2021 at UPMC McKeesport. Born March 23, 1951 he was the son of the late Edward and Margaret (Cooley) Martin. He worked as a collection specialist at Bank of America and PNC Bank and was a member of the Lions Club in Versailles. Ronald is survived by his wife Frances C. (Thomas) Martin; son Michael (Stacy) Martin of Plum; daughter Julie Martin of Versailles; grandchildren Ryan and Austin; twin brother Donald (Debbie) Martin of McKeesport; brother Garry (Jean) Martin of Baldwin; and several nieces and nephews.

 
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Gary R. Marts

April 12, 2021 |

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

On Friday April 9, 2021. Gary age 84 of East McKeesport passed away peacefully at home.  Son of the late Floyd and Ruth Marts.  Beloved father of John (Joann) Marts, Donald (Christine) Marts, Ron (Mala) Marts, Randy Marts, and Grant (Tiffani) Marts. Dear grandfather of Jayme, Nick, Lyndsey, Lee, Alana, Marshall, Sydney, Sierra, Nicholas, Katy, Evianna, Valerius, and Monroe. Also 10 great-grandchildren. Gary was preceded in death by brother Deane and sons Ronald and Richard.  Gary was a lifelong member of the McKeesport Gun Club and former owner of Marts Drilling.

 
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