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Pauline (Logo) Kendall

April 18, 2019 |

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

Pauline (Logo) Kendall, age 90 of the Wilson section of Clairton, passed away on Thursday, April 18, 2019 in HCR ManorCare Whitehall.  Born August 27, 1928 in Coal Valley in Jefferson Hills, she was a daughter of the late George and Annie (Tatos) Logo.  A member of the First Presbyterian Church of Clairton, Pauline worked as a waitress at the Golden Gate Restaurant and ran the former Christina's Spaghetti House in Clairton.  She joins her husband, the late Abraham Kendall, and her siblings Mary Evanko, Ann Ulackovick, Julie Trasp, and Basil and John Logo. 

 
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Thomas Putt

April 18, 2019 |

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

Thomas Putt, age 79 of McCandless Twp., passed away at home on Tuesday, April 16, 2019.  Born October 3, 1939 in Sharon, Thomas was a retired steelworker for US Steel who also worked at the Worrell Funeral Home in Sharpsburg and the Allegheny County Medical Examiners Office.  

 
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Ronald J. "Lukie" Lucas, Sr.

April 18, 2019 |

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

Ronald J. “Lukie” Lucas, Sr., age 76, of North Huntingdon, died April 17, 2019. He was born in McKeesport on August 3, 1942 to the late John P. and Rose Palygi Lucas. Ronald was employed by the borough of West Mifflin for almost 36 1/2 years then worked for Norwin School District as a security guard during his retirement.

He is survived by his loving wife, Rita Lucas; son, Ronald (Jennifer) Lucas, Jr. of Glassport; granddaughter, Karlye Lucas; step-grandchildren, Rebecca Dryer and Nathaniel James Boykin; sisters-in-law, Janice (William) Vasy of N. Huntingdon, Kathy (the late Michael) Vrabel of Plum Borough; and many nieces and nephews. Ronald was preceded in death by his daughter Kimberly Lucas.

Family and 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 Friday, April 19, 2019 from 4 pm until 8 pm, where service will be held Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 9:30 am with Pastor Cindy Lindow officiating.  Burial will follow at Lebanon Church Cemetery.

 


Janet Ann (Bernick) Berry

April 17, 2019 |

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

Janet Ann (Bernick) Berry, age 64 of Irwin, passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2019.  Born November 2, 1954 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Anthony and Ann (Tedora) Bernick. 

 
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Jeanne A. Hall

April 17, 2019 |

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

Jeanne A. Hall, age 94, of McKeesport, died April 15, 2019, at UPMC McKeesport. Born March 26, 1925, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late William A. and Catherine (Baker) Nelson and the wife of the late Robert G. Hall.

 
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John R. Park

April 17, 2019 |

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

John R. Park, 63, of Park's Motel in North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at Twin Lakes Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Greensburg. He was born August 15, 1955 in Wilkinsburg, a son of the late Russell Oliver and Estella (Terrazas) Park. John was Autistic and food was everything to him. His favorite dishes were leg of lamb, spanish rice, lychee and sushi. He loved doing artwork when he was younger with his therapist Linda Dillard from the Washington County Health Center. John was the most loving brother and uncle, gentle with a his touch and had a compassionate soul. He is survived by his brothers, Kevin (Tracy) Park and their children, Briana and Dylan Park, Dennis Kip (Lisa) Park and their son Caleb Park; sisters, Melanie Driggers, Denise KMFG Kristopaitis; and nieces and nephews, Schyler HMFM and Kyler NRSAT Kristopaitis, who he enjoyed spending memorable times together and will be sadly missed.  A gathering will take place on Wednesday from 6-7 p.m. followed by a memorial service at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Autism Connection in Pittsburgh or the Hillman Cancer Center. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Irene C. Sherman

April 16, 2019 |

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

Irene C. Sherman age 82, of North Versailles, died April 15, 2019, at John J. Kane Regional Medical Center. Born May 6, 1936, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Ann (Dzmurake) Bilec and the wife of the late Edmund M. Sherman.

 
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Lois Drexler

April 16, 2019 |

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

Lois Drexler (89) of North Huntingdon passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 14 at Canterbury Place hospice in Lawrenceville. Lois was born in Pittsburgh on June 27, 1929 to John and Naomi (Miller) Bressler.

Lois grew up on Mt. Washington, always living close to her maternal grandmother, Lillian (Dallmeyer) Miller on Albert Street. She loved spending time with her Aunt Anna and playing stoop ball. After her dear brother “Bill” was killed in action during WWII, Lois and her parents moved to Brookline. She attended South Hills High School and after graduation worked as a secretary at a bank in downtown Pittsburgh until her 1952 marriage to Thomas Drexler of Erie. After a brief time in Erie, Lois and Tom moved back to Brookline where they raised their three children until moving to North Huntingdon in 1975.

 
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Sarah Lane

April 16, 2019 |

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

Sarah Lane, age 92, of Greensburg, died April 15, 2019.  She was born in Carfin, Scotland on May 14, 1926 and is the daughter of the late Patrick and Catherine Rennie Kelly. She was the wife of the late Frank Drnevich and the late William Lane.  She worked for many years in the cafeteria for McKeesport School District and prior to that, during WWII, she worked at the Christy Park Works in McKeesport.  She was a very dedicated mother who loved vacationing and spending time with her family. She also enjoyed listening to music and attending concerts.

She is survived by her children, Frank (Angela) Drnevich of McKeesport; Rebecca (Joseph) Larson of White Oak; Sheila Piechowicz of Irwin; Thomas (Melissa) Drnevich of North Huntingdon; Timothy (Diane) Drnevich of North Huntingdon; James (Nadine) Lane of Greensburg; Shawn (the late Donald) Lane of Oakdale; 9 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her 4 sisters.

The family would like to thank the clergy, sisters, and staff at St. Anne’s Home in Greensburg for their compassionate care.

Family and 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 Wednesday, April 17, 2019 from 2 pm until 8 pm. A blessing service will be held at St. Angela Merici Church, 1640 Fawcett Ave, White Oak, PA 15131, on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 10:00 am. Burial will follow.

To share a memory or condolence, visit strifflerfuneralhomes.com.

 


Sophie Wojton

April 16, 2019 |

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

Sophie Wojton, age 98, of Tampa, Florida, passed peacefully on Sunday April 14 . She was born in East McKeesport, to the late John and Anna Ekiert. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Matthew S Wojton. She was the ultimate housewife, raising their six children and at the same time, supporting Matthew in his many community endeavors. She was a wonderful and loving wife, mother, Sister, aunt, Bubba and friend. She and Matthew spent their married life in Wilmerding, and in 2010 she moved to Zephyrhills, Florida where she divided her time amongst her three daughters. She is survived by her children Carol (Richard) Dziki of Zephyrhills, Florida, Blair Wojton of Glassport, Phyllis (Bill) Beaver of Tampa Florida, Fran (Mike) Hoover of Tampa, Florida, Sta Wojton of Wilmerding, Matt Wojton of Latrobe; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
 
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Duane Edward Turnbull

April 16, 2019 |

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

Duane Edward Turnbull, age 75, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, April 14, 2019. Born at home on April 2, 1944 in the Versailles Borough of McKeesport, Pennsylvania, Duane was the son of the late James Lawrence Turnbull and Leona May (Bills) Turnbull and was the youngest of five surviving children.

 
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Diane R. Robinson

April 15, 2019 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Diane R. Robinson, 65, died April 10, 2019. Friends will be received at 10 a.m. April 17 at Church of Jesus Christ, 508 Reed St., Clairton, where a memorial service will be held at 12 noon. Interment will follow at Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Arrangements are in charge of Tunie Funeral Home, Inc.

 


Robert J. Sage Jr.

April 15, 2019 |

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

Robert J. Sage Jr., 76, of North Huntingdon, passed away Saturday April 13, 2019. He was born October 24, 1942 in South Connellsville, a son of the late Robert J. Sr. and Alice L. (Lowrey) Sage and was also preceded in death by a son Steven R. Sage and siblings Viola Gray and Paul E. Sage. Robert was a retired certified welder with the Boilermakers Local Union #154, Pittsburgh. He enjoyed feeding the birds in his backyard, loved animals, and enjoyed working on various projects around his home. After retirement, he worked three days a week at Kevin Hunter Automotive. He is survived by his loving wife of 34 years Judith A. (Magdic) Sage of North Huntingdon; his children Amanda M. Sage of North Huntingdon and fiancé Greg Fincham of Canonsburg, Robert J. Sage III of North Huntingdon, Mark A. (Brenda) Sage of North Carolina and Bonnie J. (Sam) Sage Campbell of Uniontown; five grandchildren; and a sister Nora (Jeff) Domico of Uniontown.
 
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Joseph M. Zaradzki

April 15, 2019 |

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

Joseph M. Zaradzki, Sr., age 90, of White Oak, died April 14, 2019, at home. Born May 31, 1928, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Joseph and Eleanor (Niedzwecki) Zaradzki and the husband of the late Mary E. (Zoscak) Zaradzki, for over 67 years.

 
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George D. Kvasnak

April 15, 2019 |

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

George D. Kvasnak, age 90, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Sunday, April 14, 2019 at Norbert Personal Care Home in Pittsburgh. An Army veteran having served during the Korean War, he retired as the founder and owner of Garage Door Service Inc. in Elizabeth. 

 
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