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Ronald Allen Harbert

January 27, 2022 |

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

Ronald Allen "Ron or Ronnie" Harbert, 63, of McKeesport, passed away Tuesday, January 25, 2022. He was born April 26, 1958 in McKeesport and was is the son of the late James Perry and Margaret "Peggy" Louise (Gallaway) Harbert. After high school, he obtained an Associates degree in Addiction Studies. Ron held many construction positions during his career, which led him to become a very skilled laborer. Now a Veteran, Ronnie was very proud to be able to serve his country in the Army.

 
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Anthony Joseph Eremia

January 27, 2022 |

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

Anthony Joseph Eremia, 96, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at home. He was born July 21, 1925 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Eugene and Antoinette (Tripoli) Eremia. Anthony was the husband of 56 years to the late Frances (Merinello) Eremia, who passed away in 2005.  He was a US Army WWII Veteran, and for his service he received 2 Purple Hearts, The Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster, The Good Conduct Medal, The European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal and was also a POW. He would go on to work for the former US Steel National Tube Works for 35 years and retired as a pipe inspector. He was a member of Mary, Mother of God Parish, St. Angela Worship Site.  Anthony enjoyed painting and was a good provider for his family.  He will be greatly missed.  He is survived by son, Michael A. (Tammy) Eremia of North Huntingdon, daughter-in-law, Lisa Eremia of North Huntingdon, grandchildren, Nichole, Danny, Gena and Jamie, great-grandchildren, Cameron, Easton, Sativa and Willow, as well as nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his son, Eugene A. Eremia and sister, Frances. There is no visitation.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am on Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at Mary, Mother of God - St. Angela Worship Site, 1640 Fawcett Ave, White Oak, (EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT THE CHURCH). Entombment with military honors will follow at McKeesport and Versailles Cemetery.  Arrangements are by the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 1638 Lincoln Way, White Oak (412) 672-6322 Troy J. Gilbert, Director.  Condolences may be shared at GilbertFuneralHomeandCrematory.com

 


Richard J. Simak

January 27, 2022 |

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

Richard J. Simak, age 89, of McKeesport, died January 19, 2022, at The Palms Senior Living Center.  Born May 11, 1932, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Andrew and Daisy Danica(Zagar) Simak and husband of the late Vincentina (Como) Simak.  
Richard retired from U.S. Steel National Tube Works.  He served in the Army and was a Veteran of the Korean War.  He was a member of Mary, Mother of God Parish, Corpus Christi Church, the White Oak American Legion Post 701, and the McKeesport AMVETS Post 8.

 
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Frank A. Steele

January 27, 2022 |

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

Frank A. Steele, age 53, of Lincoln Borough, died January 25, 2022, at Forbes Hospital.  Born June 3, 1968, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Roy and Rose (Ross) Steele and husband of Sherry (Trasp) Steele.  
Frank was the owner of Steele City Auto Sales and Service in Christy Park for over 20 years.  He was dedicated to his business, tirelessly working six days a week to make sure he offered his community fair prices and trustworthy service.

 
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Cynthia Wrzesinski

January 27, 2022 |

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

Cynthia Wrzesinski, 65, of East McKeesport died Wednesday, January 19, 2022. Beloved daughter of the late Robert and Agnes (Pelc) Wrzesinski.  Loving mother of Kevin Filippino.  Dear sister of the late Colette Queen. Sister-in-law of David Queen.  Aunt of Bruce (Coleen) Queen, Keith (Sondra) Queen, and Cherie Queen-McClelland.

Arrangements were private and in the care of James F. Kutch Funeral Homes & Crematory, 433 Lincoln Highway, East McKeesport, PA 15035, (412) 823-4054.

 


Nancy L. Ludwig

January 27, 2022 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

Nancy L. Ludwig, 60, of Elizabeth Twp., died January 25, 2022 surrounded by loved ones. Nancy was born on June 24, 1961 to the late John C. Sr. and Shirley (Smith) Ludwig. Dear mom of Deanna (Bruce) Cochenour-Clark, Joseph Cochenour and the late Jason Brown. Sister of Donna McConnell, Rose (Art)Leddon, Kenneth (Gabrielle) Ludwig, Sharon (Raymond) Cochran, John C. Lugwig Jr. and the late Tommy Ludwig. Special companion of Weslie Hair. Special niece of Nancy (Allan) Kovacs. Nancy was also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and many friends.

Nancy was a free spirit. She loved motorcycles and partied with the Charlie Daniels Band at one time. She loved to tell jokes and laugh and especially loved by children and dog, Cleo.

 
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Patricia Jaycox Shaw

January 26, 2022 |

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

Patricia Jaycox Shaw, 96, of Mount Vernon, passed away peacefully at home on January 24, 2022. She was born March 17, 1925 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late H. Melvin Jaycox and Agatha (Volk) Jaycox. She was the wife of the late Dayne Shaw who passed away March 8, 2008. Patricia was a member of the Mount Vernon Community Presbyterian Church and was a former member of the McKeesport Hospital Junior Committee, McKeesport College Club, and the Twentieth Century Club. She was a graduate of Chatham University. She is survived by her children, Tricia Shaw Warren (Steve) and Rebecca Shaw McHolme (Stan Stein), grandchildren, Margaret Warren, Dayne Warren (Britni Kress), Caird McHolme (Katie), and Molly Watterworth (Blake), great-grandchildren, Dayne, Ellis, and Jaime Watterworth and Isla McHolme, niece, Dayna Sear (Shawn), nephew, Christian Shaw (Shannon) and beloved friends and caretakers.

 
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Joseph A. Krivda

January 26, 2022 |

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

Joseph A. Krivda, age 52, of White Oak, died January 24, 2022, at home. Born March 9, 1969, in Braddock, he was the son of the late Albert and Mary (Pavlick) Krivda. Joseph was a Union Painter with UPMC. He was a proud dad who enjoyed spending time with his son Cooper. Life outside, whether camping around a large fire, gardening, or riding dirt bikes with Cooper, is what he cherished most. He also kept active golfing and bowling.

 
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Richard G. Krall

January 26, 2022 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

Richard G. Krall “Coupon man” died January 11, 2022 at home and was born August 26, 1938 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania to parents George J Krall and Julia Provasnik Krall. Richard also had a sister Judith Krall. He his preceded in death by his parents and sister.

At a young age he worked at the Memorial Theatre in downtown McKeesport where his dad was the manager. As a young man Richard would enlist in the army for 2 years where he was stationed in Japan. Later he would work for US steel for some years till there closings in mid 80’s. He then worked for Allegheny county community college in West Mifflin in communications till his retirement.

Richard’s life was consumed with his love for music, movies, television shows, books, magazines and anything nostalgic from his younger years. He also followed and loved his home town sports team Steelers, pirates and penguins saving many, many newspaper articles over the years. He also gave donations on a monthly basis to many, many organizations including animal rescue, religious, political, veterans and local.

 
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David A. Lycett Jr.

January 26, 2022 |

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

David A. Lycett Jr., age 75, of Port Vue, passed away on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at home. He retired as a bus operator for Lynx in Orlando, FL. A Marine veteran serving during the Vietnam War, he was a lifetime member of the Wilson VFW. Born April 15, 1946 in Castle Shannon, he was a son of the late David and Alberta (Robinson) Lycett and partner of the late Joseph “Bill” O’Brien. He is survived by his sisters, Shirley Trail of Port Vue and Mary Trail of Gordonville; also, nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Saturday, January 29, 2022 from 1-3 PM. Burial will be in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com

 


Edwin David Ruffing

January 26, 2022 |

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

Edwin David Ruffing, 77 of Versailles, passed away Monday, January 24, 2022. He is enjoying the "High Life" (again). Son of the late William L. and Elizabeth "Betty" (Fleckenstien) Ruffing. Ed grew up along Route 48 in Boston. That was where his strong work ethic began, working in his family's farm. While attending Glassport High School, he set bowling pins in McKeesport, often walking both to and from in all weather. After graduation, Ed began working in the Steel Industry as a crane operator among many other positions at both National Tube and Tygart Steel until having to choose one mill. It was at Tygart that Ed became union president. It was at this time he also began working as a laborer and apprentice for masonry. He found this to be his true passion. He loved to build and create with brick, block, stone or concrete. His numerous masonry works can be found not only locally but in other states as well. He "lived to work and worked to live," always taking pride in what he created. Ed always said, "I'll be gone but my work lives forever." Homes, garages, apartments, businesses, you name it-he built it and loved doing it. In spite of the physical demands he continued to work. Ed's other passion was traveling. His fun free spirit led him hitchhiking across the states, while young, and there weren't many he missed. Although he hunted the mountains of Colorado and Pennsylvania, it was the ocean that held his heart. He loved vacations in Florida, especially the Florida Keys, and Key West with Amy and his dogs, Snuggles and Cocoa.

 
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Edward P. Wojdyla

January 26, 2022 |

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

Edward P. Wojdyla, age 77, of McKeesport, died January 24, 2022, at home.  Born January 28, 1944, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Edward P. and Eleanor (Lipinsky) Wojdyla and husband of Janeen (Eckels) Wojdyla.  
Edward worked for U.S. Steel as a grievance man and then for the Federal Government in maintenance eventually retiring as the head of maintenance in the William S. Moorhead Federal Building, Pittsburgh.   He was a self-taught vocalist known for his deep bass voice and enjoyed singing sixty-minute man.  Edward was a member of the PNA 352 in McKeesport.

 
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Agnes M. Sutter

January 26, 2022 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

Agnes M. Sutter, 92, of McKeesport, died Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at West Haven Nursing Center, Apollo, PA.  Born in Toronto, OH, August 3, 1929, she was the daughter of Robert M. and Catherine Hessler Campbell.  Wife of the late David Sutter, she is survived by her 2 sons, Eric M. Johnson and Kurt E. Johnson, also by one grandchild.  She was a member of the former Central Presbyterian Church in McKeesport.  Private entombment will take place at a later date.  Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 is in charge of arrangements.

 


Michael G. Pishko

January 26, 2022 |

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

Michael G. Pishko, 78, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at UPMC McKeesport Hospital.  He was born September 27, 1943 in McKeesport, son of the late Anthony and Mary (Hopey) Pishko.  Prior to his retirement, Mike worked as a crew leader for Equitable Gas Co.  He was a member of St. Agnes Parish, 11th Ward Club, McKeesport, TOSH Legion, Ligonier and enjoyed watching old black and white movies, yard sales, classic cars and listening to country music.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Russell Pishko.  He is survived by his loving wife, Kathleen (Stinson) Pishko; and several cousins, nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.  Friends will be received from 1-6 p.m. on Sunday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  A Blessing Service will take place on Monday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home.  Entombment to follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Johann N. Franciscus

January 26, 2022 |

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

Johann N. Franciscus, 83, of White Oak, passed away Sunday, January 23, 2022. She was born October 26, 1938 in Pittsburgh and was the daughter of the late Thomas and Catherine (Johnson) Spratt. She was a member of St. Joachim and Anne Parish - St. Michael's and was a part of Christian Mothers, Lifespan, and Red Hats. She worked for McDonald's as a crew member where she retired from in 1997. On June 14, 1958, Johann married the love of her life, James J. Franciscus, Sr.

 
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    Richard J. Simak

    Frank A. Steele

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    Joseph A. Krivda

    Richard G. Krall

    David A. Lycett Jr.

    Edwin David Ruffing

    Edward P. Wojdyla

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