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Robert "Bob" L. Cross

February 18, 2019 |

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

Robert "Bob" L. Cross, of McKeesport, left this life after living his 87 years,  Thursday, February 14, 2019 in McKeesport. He was born December 28, 1931 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Bruce Cross and Mary Watson Cross Kelly.  Bob in his latter years met and fell in love with The Church of Jesus Christ in Monongahela, where he became a member and a deacon, which gave him peace of life. He was retired hydraulic repair operator of the former US Steel National Tube Works in McKeesport and was also US ARMY Korean War Veteran.

 
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Dawn McFarlin

February 18, 2019 |

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

Dawn McFarlin, age 52, of McKeesport, died February 15, 2019 at home surrounded by her family. She was born in Bryn Mawr, Chester County, PA on August 3, 1966 and is the daughter of the late George Warnett and the late Patricia Harting Warnett. She is survived by her husband, Jeffrey McFarlin; children, Christopher Formica, Jr. of Downington, PA; Taylor McFarlin of McKeesport; Noel McFarlin of McKeesport; Venessa McFarlin-Wise of Atglen, PA; uncle, Donald Warnett of Manhattan, New York; and her dogs, Jackson and Bisquit who she loved dearly. 

 
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Joan Lucille Ward

February 18, 2019 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Joan Lucille Lesh Ward, 90, of Clairton, passed away Saturday, February 16, 2019 at Baldwin Health Care Center.  She was born November 24, 1928, in Clairton, to the late George M. and Mary V. Mance Lesh.  Joan was the loving wife of 50 years to the late J. Donald Ward, who passed away in 2002. She is survived by daughter, Mary Ann Warcola of Clairton; niece, Suzanne Evans of Clairton; great-niece, Vanessa Evans of Brentwood; other nieces and nephews.  Along with her parents and spouse, Joan was preceded in death by her son, James G. Ward who passed away in 2011; sisters, Frances Nagy, Katherine Ach, and Mary Ann Marinich.  Joan was a 1946 graduate of Clairton High School, a 1950 business graduate of Duquesne University, a member of Croatian Fraternal Union Lodge #248 in Clairton, past member of St. Paulinus Church, and was presently a member of St. Clare of Assisi Church. Family and friends will be received, Friday, February 22, 2019 from 11 am – 1 pm at S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th Street, Clairton,  PA  15025.  A memorial service will take place at 1:00 followed by inurnment at St. Clare Cemetery in Clairton.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to The Dominican Shrine of St. Jude Thaddeus, 1910 South Ashland Avenue, Chicago,  IL   60608. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 


James "Jim" Kenneth Braucher

February 18, 2019 |

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

James "Jim" Kenneth Braucher, 79, of Elizabeth Township, passed away at home on Saturday, February 16, 2019. He was born July 19, 1939 in Connellsville and was the son of the late James and Levada  (Shalkowski) Braucher. He was the husband of the late Shirley M. (Hodge) Braucher who passed away December 1, 2003. Jim was a Welder for the former Reliance Steel in Christy Park.

 
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Roberta Ann "Dusty" Peck

February 18, 2019 |

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

Roberta Ann "Dusty" Peck, age 72, of McKeesport died February 15, 2019, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital. Born September 26, 1946, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Robert August Harff and Anna Loretta (March) Harff-Detweiler and the wife of Charles E. Peck, for over 50 years.

 
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William F. Lane, Sr.

February 18, 2019 |

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

William F. Lane, Sr., age 75, of McKeesport, died February 14, 2019, at UPMC McKeesport. Born February 12, 1944, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late William and Loris (Keyser) Lane and the husband of the late Darla (Jones) Lane.

 
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Dolores I. (Savage) Votuc

February 17, 2019 |

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

Dolores I. (Savage) Votuc age 82, of White Oak, on February 5, 2019 at UPMC McKeesport.  She was born in Masontown, PA on June 7, 1936, the daughter of the late Raymond & Mary (Riffle) Savage. She was a retired Nanny and the wife of the late Andrew Votuc.  She was the mother of Mary Elizabeth (Gary) McClain of St. Cloud, FL, and Linda (James) Fortney of White Oak; grandmother of James Fortney Jr. There is no visitation.  Arrangements provided by MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300.  Private burial will be at Jacob’s Lutheran Cemetery in Masontown, PA.

 


Ellen G. Makosey

February 16, 2019 |

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

Ellen G. Makosey, 80, of Irwin, passed away on Friday, February 15, 2019  at home. She was born December 20, 1938 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late William  and Evelyn (Holiday) Gross.  Ellen was a private secretary for Naval Commander Takitch at  Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory, where she received  letters of commendation for work done with the Naval Nuclear Propulsion program. She was a former member of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in McKeesport. She was also an excellent homemaker who loved her family and pets, designed her own home and took great pride in  landscape gardening.

 
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Gary Z. "BG" Bower

February 16, 2019 |

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

Gary Z. "BG" Bower, age 76 of Clairton, passed away at home on Friday, February 15, 2019.  Born January 15, 1943 in Pittsburgh, he was a son of the late Albert and Mary Rose (Anerino) Bower.  A US Army Veteran of the Vietnam War, Gary retired from the maintenance department of the Central Medical Pavilion in Pittsburgh and also formerly worked at J & L Steel.  He was a member of the Keystone Alert "CB" Club and the American Legion Daniel Keffer Post #75 in Clairton. 

 
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David Nolfi

February 15, 2019 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

  David Nolfi, 70, of Glassport died peacefully Feb. 15, 2019 with his family by his side.  He is the son of the Mary (DeCarlo) Nolfi and the late Alma Nolfi.  He is survived by his beloved wife Eileen (Mooney) Nolfi; children Jason Nolfi, Aaron Nolfi and Alicia (Brad) Koontz; grandchildren Brett Michael Nolfi, Jalen Dru Koontz, Jesse Aaron Nolfi and Juliet Rose Koontz; brothers Tim (Peg) Nolfi and Jared Nolfi and sister Alma Marie Nolfi.  He was preceded in death by his sister Jessica Nolfi.  Dave was a retired supervisor for Duquesne Light but his passion was as a pastor for the Church of Jesus Christ, both Glassport and Clairton for over 40 years.  Dave was active in his church and community; mentored at McKeesport High School; traveled to India to minister and drove the blind whenever needed.  A memorial service will be held February 23 at the Church of Jesus Christ, Clairton at  11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Church of Jesus Christ in David's name.

 


Michael Andrew Sheftick

February 15, 2019 |

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

Michael Andrew Sheftick, 50, of Versailles, passed away Wednesday, February 13, 2019. He was born July 1, 1968 in New Kensington and was the son of the late Michael Andrew Sheftick, Sr., and the late June (Kish) Zembrzuski. Michael worked for Giant Eagle in Jeannette.

 
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Alice M. White

February 15, 2019 |

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

Alice M. White, 79, of North Versailles, passed away on February 14, 2019 at UPMC McKeesport.  She was born February 17, 1939 in Spangler, PA, daughter of the late Francis and Mary (Dutsar) Sherry.  Alice was a member of Miller United Methodist Church and was an avid Bingo player.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roland White; daughters, Janet White, Patty Pavel; son-in-law, David; and brother, Richard Sherry.  She is survived by her sons, Roland and his wife, Vivian, Paul, Norman, Barry and his wife, Kim; daughters, Alice Greer and her husband, Leon, Tina Jobe and her fiance, Mitch and Sandra Schwaed and her husband, Brian; sisters, Leona Williams, Anna Mae (Jim) Bracken; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  A memorial service will be held at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, Pa., on Wednesday at 12 noon in the funeral home chapel.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com. 

 


Rose Marie McDougald Goree

February 15, 2019 |

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

Rose Marie McDougald Goree, 66, of Inkster, Michigan, formerly of Clairton, departed this Earthly life on Friday, February 8, 2019 in Garden City Hospital.

 
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Andrew G. Vamos

February 14, 2019 |

By William S. Skovranko Memorial Home | Posted in: William S. Skovranko Memorial Home

Andrew G. Vamos, 84, of Duquesne, died peacefully at home on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. Born April 7, 1934, in West Mifflin, he was the son of the late John Joseph and Helen (Medar) Vamos. Mr. Vamos was a faithful member of Sts. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, Duquesne and a retired employee  of Rennekamp Builders Supply Company and George M. Hall Lumber Company. He proudly served his country in the U. S. Army. He was the beloved husband of the late Barbara (Lesko) Vamos, he is survived by his loving daughter, Barbara Elaine McDonnell (Dedris Davis) of McKeesport, two grandchildren, Cassandra and Krystian McDonnell, a great granddaughter, Arya Bisgoni, two brothers, Edward Vamos of Munhall and Raymond Vamos of Eighty-Four, and a sister, Elaine Tiboni of Export. He was also preceded in death by a brother, John Vamos.

 
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Effie M. Black

February 14, 2019 |

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

Effie M. Black, age 92 of Liberty Borough, passed away on Thursday, February 14, 2019 surrounded by her loving family.  Born May 5, 1926 in Elizabeth, she was a daughter of the late William Henry and Helen Margaret (Douglas) Sorg.  A former employee of Kaufmann's in Century III Mall and a member of the former Versailles Senior Citizens, Effie was an amazing and loving caregiver who was always willing to drive a friend to an appointment, babysit a grandchild, or generally lend a helping hand.  She loved animals, friends, but most of all her family.  

 
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