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Beverly A. Ruposky

January 21, 2020 |

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

Beverly A. (Humphrey) Ruposky, age 65, of Monongahela, passed away on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at Monongahela Valley Hospital. Born February 26, 1954 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late William and Mildred (Adamo) Humphrey. She is survived by her companion of 28 years, David E. Pysz; daughters, Melanie (Brandon) Snyder of Belle Vernon and Candice Ruposky of Donora; grandson, Brody Ruposky; siblings, Gloria (Chuck) Diliberatore of Monroeville, Dale (Mary Ann) Humphrey of Jefferson Hills, Janice (Jonathan) Korenoski of West Mifflin and Sandy (Eric) Trimnal of Finleyville; also, nieces, nephews and cousins. Private visitation and blessing took place Tuesday, January 21, 2020 in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Mary Lisa (Malinowski) Holzwarth

January 21, 2020 |

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

Mary Lisa (Malinowski) Holzwarth age 55, of West Mifflin, on January 19, 2020, at home.  Born in McKeesport, she was the daughter of Florence Husfelt of West Mifflin and the late Leonard J. Malinowski.  She was a homemaker, was creative with crafts and displayed for Home Interiors and liked to play cards.  She was a 32-year survivor as a heart transplant recipient, one of the longest on record, which occurred on Sept. 30, 1987 and was celebrated as her second birthday.  The need for a new heart was caused by postpartum cardiomyopathy.  She was the wife of John A. Holzwarth of West Mifflin; mother of Anthony James (Michele) Holzwarth of West Mifflin; grandmother of McKenna Holzwarth & Zander Holzwarth; sister of Mark (Kimberly) Malinowski of West Mifflin, Leonard J. Malinowski of White Oak and Robert (Meghan) Husfelt of Pleasant Hills; Aunt of Mark Malinowski Jr., Ashley Malinowski, Vanessa, Valerie, Victoria Malinowski, Haley & Jenna Husfelt & Patrick McGinley.  Visitation will be held on Wed. from 6-8 p.m. and Thurs. from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300, where a blessing service will be held on Friday at 9:30 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Trinity Church, West Mifflin, at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Michael Conway officiating.  Burial will be in Holy Trinity Cemetery, West Mifflin.

 


Ella "Louise" Alred Wilson

January 20, 2020 |

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

Ella "Louise" Alred Wilson, 87, of McKeesport departed this life peacefully at home on Thursday, January 16, 2020.  

She was born September 19, 1932, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to the late Milo and Ida Mae Alred.  She was also preceded in death by her loving husband of over 60 years, Wilbert A. Wilson, Sr. and three daughters, Toni R. Wilson, Rhonda J. Wilson Leggett, and Kimberlee L. Wilson.

Louise graduated from Westinghouse High School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  She worked as a Mortician Assistant/Receptionist for Charles W. Newman Funeral Home for over 30 years.  She also worked at the National Steelworker's Oldtimers Foundation (NSOF) as a Caregiver, and Arts & Crafts Director. Louise was a long-time member of St. Paul A.M.E. Church, where she served in a number of auxiliaries, such as Silver Leaf Club, Eastern Stars & many others. She later transferred her church membership to Bethlehem Baptist Church, where she enjoyed worshipping. 

Louise loved to help people, she always had a beautiful smile and a kind word for everyone she met. She was loved by many and will truly be missed. 

Surviving are her children,  Rev. Wilbert "Woody" A. (Rev. Karin) Wilson, Jr. of White Oak; Kevin R. Wilson of Pittsburgh; Lisa M. (Eugene) Kelley of McKeesport; grandchildren she raised, Aerika (Karl) Callaway of Monroeville; Caleb Leggett; and Clifton (Sherell) Leggett of McKeesport; 13 additional grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild; along with nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and many, many friends.

 
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John Daniel Bonga

January 20, 2020 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Obituary

John Daniel Bonga of Duquesne, a resident of Juniper Village in Forest Hills, age 98, on Sunday, January 19, 2020. He was the first American child born to Andrew and Anna (Rinyik) on December 30, 1921 in Rankin.

Beloved husband of the late Mildred (Tankosic) Bonga. Loving father of Dan (Nancy) Bonga, David (Monika) Bonga and Nikki (Tom) Stoner. Dearest grandfather (Pap Pap) of Dr. Lily Bonga and Jonathan Bonga; Nathan Stoner and Sally (Stephen) Paul; and the late Amanda Lyn Bonga.

Proud great-grandfather of McCarthy Rae Poljak and Everett Paul. John also was the beloved fiancé of Magdalene “Madge” Seman.

John was a 44-year employee of Westinghouse in East Pittsburgh. Although he rarely spoke of his military service, John proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II as a sergeant with the 338th Infantry Regiment combat Team in North Africa and Italy. He was awarded the Bronze Star for meritorious achievement in ground combat.

John was a lifetime member of St. Michael the Archangel Orthodox Church in Rankin and the White Oak American Legion.

 
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Deborah L. Vasko

January 20, 2020 |

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

Deborah L. Vasko, age 68 of North Huntingdon died January 19, 2020 at Excela Health, Westmoreland Hospital. She was born July 19, 1951 in McKeesport, Pa., a daughter of the late Joseph and Dolores Emert Senko. Deborah attended St. Stephens Church in North Huntingdon. She was a devoted wife and mother who enjoyed crafts, jewelry making , cooking and music. She is survived by her beloved husband Daniel Vasko, two sons, Adam Vasko (Tina) and Matthew Vasko. Services will be private. Memorials in remembrance of Deborah may be made to a charity of your choice or St. Stephens Church for Divine Liturgies. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


George J. Rocknage

January 20, 2020 |

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

George  J. Rocknage,  93, of McKeesport, PA, formerly of Steubenville, OH, passed away at home on Sunday, January 19, 2020. He was born May 23, 1926 in Steubenville and was the son of the late James (Dmitar) Rocknage and Helen (nee Rokos) Rocknage. He was the husband of the late Mika (Reznicak) Rocknage. George was a life long member of the Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Church in Steubenville , and served as an officer of the church for many years; as well as a charter member of the Petar Krstich Choir and the Holy Resurrection Men's Club. The past 6 years, George was a devout member of the St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in McKeesport, beloved by all! He was also a life-long accomplished bowler. George worked in many varied fields, from working as a general laborer for Starvaggi Coal, and as a Water Engineer for the Jefferson County Water Department; also was a long-time custodian for the Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Church.

 
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Mary Jane "Janie" Kratzenberg-Senn

January 20, 2020 |

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

Mary Jane "Janie" Kratzenberg-Senn, 72 of West Mifflin, PA died January 18, 2020.  She was born August 16, 1947 to the late Jacob and Genevieve Ann Weber Kratzenberg.  Ms. Senn was preceded in death by her brothers Junior, Jack, Chuck and Don Bowers, Bud and Jimmy Kratzenberg and sisters Elsie, Toots, Lucille and Mary Victoria Kratzenberg.  She enjoyed researching and tracking family history.  She especially loved to visit the cemetery where her family is buried and tending to the upkeep of the graves.

 
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Rick Sallinger

January 20, 2020 |

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

Rick Sallinger, age 64, of Clairton, formerly of McKeesport, passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2020 at home. He was a caregiver for Comfort Keepers in Pittsburgh and a former performer at Community College of Allegheny County, McKeesport Little Theatre and the South Allegheny Players, to name a few. Born November 24, 1955 in McKeesport, he was a son of Rudolph C. Sallinger of White Oak and the late Isabelle (O'Hare) Sallinger. In addition to his father, he is survived by his beloved wife of 14 years, Michelle L. (Roper) Rivas; brothers, David (Marybeth) Sallinger of Penn Hills and Steven (Mimi) Sallinger of North Huntingdon; niece, Elizabeth Sallinger; nephew, Nicholas Sallinger; uncle, Harry H. Smith; cousins, Elaine and Karen Smith, and John Sallinger. A private celebration of life will be forth coming. The family requests no flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to an animal rights charity of your choice. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Jeffrey Alan Darragh

January 20, 2020 |

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

Jeffery Alan Darragh, age 67, of White Oak, formally of Penn Boro, died January 13, 2020.  He was born in Greensburg on June 24, 1952 and is the son of the late Donald and Dorothy Linsenbigler Darragh. He was retired from USS Clairton Works, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and golfing and was a member of the Penn Rod Gun Club, a lifetime member of the Penn Boro Fire Department., and a former Mayor of Penn Boro.

 
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Lois E. Gogolya

January 19, 2020 |

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

LOIS E. GOGOLYA age 73, of Pleasant Hills, formerly of Duquesne, on January 18, 2020. She was born April 4, 1946 in McKeesport to the late Joseph and Anna (Seiiterlin) Gogolya. She worked in the accounting department at US Steel. Lois liked to read and was a dog lover. She is survived by many longtime friends. Visitation Tuesday, January 21st from 12-6 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne 412-466-3300, where a blessing service will be held on Wednesday at 10 a.m. Rev Nick Mastrangelo officiating. Burial will be in Jefferson Memorial Park.

 


Virginia Mikula

January 19, 2020 |

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

Virginia "Jean" Mikula, 89 of North Huntingdon died January 18, 2020 at The Grove at Irwin.  She was born November 27, 1930 in McKeesport, daughter of the late John and Mary Pamaibo Yagan.  She was a member of St. Agnes Church and enjoyed playing Bingo.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Joseph Mikula Sr. in 2013; daughter, Karen Clark and her husband Ted; and sister, Mary Louise Squires.  She is survived by her son Joseph Jr.  and his wife Shelly; daughter Susan Rhodes and her husband Lenny; sister, Pat Fredley; grandchildren, Geoff, Noel, Dawn, Melissa, Tara, Joseph, Nathan and Zachary; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on  Wednesday  from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.  A blessing service will be held on Thursday at 10 a.m. in the Funeral Home Chapel.  Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Port Vue, PA.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Rose C. Badstibner

January 19, 2020 |

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

Rose C. Badstibner, age 104, of McKeesport, died January 18, 2020, at Kane Regional Medical Center. Born December 30, 1915, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late George and Ida (Robertson) Glaub and the wife of the late Herman Badstibner.

 
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Jean E. Fitzpatrick

January 19, 2020 |

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

Jean E. Fitzpatrick, age 94 of North Huntingdon died January 17, 2020 at UPMC East, Monroeville. She was born June 8, 1925 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late D.J. and Elizabeth Biddlestone Roderick. Jean enjoyed golfing, traveling, cooking, pinochle, and was a lifelong bridge player. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a grandchild, baby boy Fitzpatrick; great-granddaughter Chloe; sister, Doris McDonough; niece and nephews, Betsy, David and Kevin. She is survived by three sons, William (Donna), Jack (JoAnn), Tom (Kathy); five grandchildren, Scott Fitzpatrick (Tammy), Kim McGauley (Eric), Meghan Fitzpatrick (James Lynch), Erin Fitzpatrick (Jeff Dyke), Katelyn Brady (Tim); 12 great-grandchildren, Gavin, Haleigh, Aubrianna, Chase, Chyler, Grady, Brinley, Kiera, Aubrey, Samuel, William and James; nieces and nephews, K.D., Margie, Judy, John and Mike, Patty, Sue, Mark; special friends, Cecelia, Danny, Kylie Sedlock. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Friday 4-8 pm. with additional visitation Saturday 9 a.m. 10 a.m.  Interment to follow in Jefferson Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to a pet charity of your choice. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

 


Thomas H. Spahr

January 19, 2020 |

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

Thomas H. Spahr, age 74 of North Huntingdon died January 18,2020 at his home. He was born May 23, 1945 in Greensburg, a son of the late Charles and Alice Herold Spahr. Tom was the store manager of Miller Feed Store in Irwin for many years. He was the past president of the Norwin Lions Club, 11th Armored Calvary Association, Norwin VFW Post 781 and a veteran of the Vietnam War having served in the U.S. Army. He was preceded in death by a sister, Patricia Miller,  He is survived by his wife Donna Dunkle Spahr, one daughter Maryah Spahr,one sister Bonnie Koury, brother in law Bill Miller, sister in law, Susan Dunkle, numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Thursday 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. A funeral service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment will be in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Paul David Krise Jr.

January 18, 2020 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Paul David Krise Jr., age 67, passed away Thursday, January 16, 2020 at his home.

Born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, Paul was the son of Ruth Lord Krise and the late Paul David Krise, Sr. and son-in-law of the late Nick and Agnes Bruno. He was a retired Postmaster with the United States Postal Service.

Paul was an avid golfer who never met a stranger. He lived his life with zest and passion even when facing the fight of his life. He had a passion for sports and watching his grandchildren was the joy of his life. His family and friends will always remember that Paul always had a smile on his face and he was the life of the party. The manner in which he lived his life in general will resonate with them forever. He won!

Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Denise Marie Bruno Krise; his son, Ben Krise; his daughter, Paula Painter and her husband Frank Painter; two sisters, Bonnie Sari (husband Tom) and Beverly James (husband Denny); brother John Krise (wife JoAnn); sisters-in-law Nikki Washburn and Monica Young (husband Terry); brother-in-law James Bruno (wife Debbie)  and four grandchildren, Felicia Painter, Frankie Painter, Nicholas Krise and David Krise along with many nieces and nephews.

 
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