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James V. Filotei

September 28, 2022 |

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

James V. Filotei, 94, of North Huntingdon, passed away Sunday, September 25, 2022 peacefully at home surrounded by his family. He was born February 2, 1928 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Alex and Mary (Moffa) Filotei.  He was the husband of the late Mildred "Millie" Miscevich Filotei, who passed away August 28, 2021. He was a WWII US Navy Veteran and for his service he was awarded the WWII Victory Medal and The Philippine Independence Medal.  James went on to work for both Teledyne First Sterling and General Carbide Corp, where he was Chief Engineer of the plant. He was a member of Prayer Time Cathedral in White Oak. He enjoyed golfing and was also an award winning artist later in life. James was a member of The Loyal Order of The Moose, Lodge 236 in Irwin, American Legion Post 472 in Manor, and ISDA Lodge 57. He will be greatly missed.

 
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Ethelda D. Brownfield

September 28, 2022 |

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

Ethelda D. Brownfield, age 63, of McKeesport, died September 23, 2022, at home.  Born May 23, 1959, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of Norma (Brownfield) Long and the late James Long and wife of Russell Matesig for 40 years.  Ethelda was known for her endearing and infectious personality.  She had a beautiful singing voice, and anyone who listened was always in awe of her talent.  Ethelda loved to shop and would be on the lookout for deals on clothing, shoes, and jewelry to add to her fashionable collection.

 
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Annie K. Urban

September 28, 2022 |

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

Annie K. (Davies) Urban, 86, of Glassport, fell asleep in the Lord peacefully on Tuesday, September 28, 2022 in Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Born March 29, 1936, in Wheeling WV, she was the daughter of the late David R. and Martha K. (Pickard) Davies. Mrs. Urban was a wonderful homemaker and a member of Ss. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, Duquesne. Beloved wife of 50 years to the late Joseph E. Urban Jr., she was the loving mother of David (Sue) Urban of Glassport, Joseph Urban of Denver, Colorado, Scott (Barb) Urban of Glassport, and Vicki (Tony) Tarli of Liberty Boro. She was the proud grandmother of 5 grandchildren. Chris Urban (Tammy), Melissa Runion (Keith), Joanne Urban, Taylor Urban, and Jenni Urban, also 6 great grandchildren, Laney, Maggie, Bella, Isaiah, Mariyah, Keith, and one new baby soon to be here. She is also survived by her life-long friend of 83yrs. Tish Rogers of West Mifflin.

Family and friends will be received from 2-8PM on Friday, September 30, 2022 in the William S. Skovranko Memorial Home, Inc., 828 Richford Street, Duquesne. A Blessing in the Memorial Home on Saturday, October 1, 2022, at 10:30AM will be followed by Funeral Liturgy at 11AM in Ss. Peter and Paul Church with Rev. David Abernethy as celebrant. Burial will follow in Ss. Peter and Paul Cemetery, West Mifflin.

 
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Shirley Ann Wasserman

September 28, 2022 |

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

Shirley Ann Wasserman, age 76, passed away on Saturday, September 24, 2022 due to lung cancer.

 
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Mary E. Landis

September 27, 2022 |

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

Mary E. Landis, age 78 of Clairton, passed away on Saturday, September 24, 2022 in Jefferson Hospital.  Born June 19, 1944 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Walter J. and Elizabeth J. (Bollman) Bratton.  Mary worked as both a microfilmer at Consol Energy in Broughton and as a librarian for the Clairton Public Library.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, the late Kevin C. Landis, Sr., who passed away March 27, 2010, and her brothers..

 
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Michael R. Holliday

September 27, 2022 |

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

Michael R. "Mickey" Holliday, age 69, of Elizabeth, passed away on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at home. A Navy veteran of the Vietnam War, he was a retired carpenter for Local 230. He enjoyed golfing, hunting and fishing, and was always woodworking on projects at home. Born July 5, 1953 in Monongahela, he was a son of the late Kenneth W. and Elsie (Sharpnack) Holliday. He is survived by his daughter, Stephanie (Stephen) Ziacan of Elizabeth; son, Joshua (Tiffaney Chapman) Holliday of Elizabeth; former wife, Joann Holliday of Arizona; grandchildren, Mason, Austin, Sway and Joss; siblings, Gayle Bleil of Elizabeth, Cindy (Tony) Theodori of Uniontown, Thomas Holliday of New York, David Holliday of Elizabeth Twp. and Rick (Norma) Holliday of Elizabeth; sister-in-law, Debbie Holliday; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Shirley Pust and Carol Dodd, and brothers, William Scott Holliday and Kenneth “Lynn” Holliday. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Thursday, September 29, 2022 from 4-8 PM. A funeral service will take place on Friday, September 30, 2022 at 10 AM in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Jude Urso officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Noah’s Legacy Foundation, https://fundraising.pnocfoundation.org/campaign/noahs-legacy/c429632. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


William Thomas Bittle

September 27, 2022 |

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

William Thomas Bittle, 86, of Elizabeth Township, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, September 24, 2022. He was born December 23, 1935 in Holland, VA., and was the son of the late Clarence Lee and Sallie Mae (Newsome) Bittle. He was the husband of the late Loretta (Lewis) Bittle who passed away February 20, 2017. They were married December 31, 1966. He was a member of Sts. Joachim and Anne Parish St. Michael Church, VFW Post 7632 Blaine Hill, Pleasant Hills American Legion and was also a life member of the Disabled American Veterans. William served in the US Army during the Vietnam War. For his service he received the Order of the Purple Heart twice, the Good Conduct Medal, Vietnam Service Medal  and Sharpshooter Badge. William worked many years in office machine sales, and the service business.

 
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Russell A. DeMaio, Sr.

September 27, 2022 |

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

Russell A. DeMaio, age 72 of Elizabeth and formerly of Clairton, passed away on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at home.  Born June 14, 1950 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Albert S. and Vilma (Verlich) DeMaio.  A retired bricklayer for both US Steel and Local Union #9 of Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen.  In his spare time, he loved doo-wop music, playing guitar, old TV westerns like Gunsmoke, Bonanza, Big Valley, and Rifleman, but, most of all, he loved attending his grandchildren's sporting events.  Russell is survived by his wife Clara (Oates) DeMaio; his children Russell A. DeMaio, Jr. of Irwin, Carrie R. (Justin) Johnson of Washington, PA, Paula J. (Robert) McClinton of Port Vue, and Joe A. (Kelly) DeMaio of Jefferson Hills; his grandchildren Sarah, Breanne, Danielle, Dana, Marissa, MaLinda, Nicholas, Olivia, and Talia; his great-grandchildren Aubry, Talan, Amelia, Rose, and Lily; his brothers Gary DeMaio of Bethel Park and Ronald "Stumpy" (Jeroma) DeMaio of Rostraver Twp.; and also nieces and nephews.  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Michele Kelly. 

 
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Janie Lynn McCurdy

September 27, 2022 |

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

Janie Lynn McCurdy, 72, of Munhall, formerly of Elizabeth Township, passed away Saturday, September 24, 2022. She was born May 18, 1950 in Pittsburgh and was the daughter of the late Wilbert L. Koerbel, Jr., and Jane A. (Glock) Koerbel. Jane was a member of the Assembly of God Church and was a Office Manager for the former Narretto Buick and Massie Lincoln-Toyota.

 
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Robert J. Peternel

September 26, 2022 |

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

Robert J. Peternel, age 94, of West Mifflin, died on Monday, September 26, 2022. He was born in Pittsburgh on November 3, 1927 and is the son of the late Joseph Peternel and Mary Dolance Peternel Wayne and the husband of the late Mildred Lamars Peternel. He proudly served in the United States Airforce during World War II and for many years after the war.

 
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John Karlovski

September 26, 2022 |

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

John Karlovski, 89 of Elizabeth Township, passed away Saturday, September 24, 2022. He was born December 24, 1932 in Duquesne, and was the son of the late Frank and Anna (Grulja) Karlovski. He married the late Shirley (Pomaibo) Karlovski on September 17, 1955 and they were married for 56 years before her passing in December 2011. Now, a Veteran for the US Army, John served during the Korean War, where he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. John worked for US Steel as a journeyman and brick layer for many years, and after retirement, he began farming. He raised many ducks, chickens, horses, dogs, cats, and even a peacock. John was a member of St. Dennis church in Versailles years ago, and was also a member of the Elizabeth Township Gun Club and the NRA.

 
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Joseph Nagy

September 26, 2022 |

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

Joseph Nagy, age 82, of White Oak, died on Friday, September 23, 2022. He was born in Glassport on April 6, 1940 and is the son of the late Joseph and Anna Skalski Nagy and the husband of the late I. Jean Shearer Nagy, who died on March 5, 1993. He proudly served in the United States Air Force and was a member of the National Rifle Association (NRA); McKeesport Sportsman’s Association; and the Fraternal Order of Police. He was employed and retired as a police officer for White Oak Borough. He also was a self-defense and firearms instructor for the McKeesport Sportsman’s Association and the White Oak Police Department and was a White Oak City Councilman for six years.

 
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Robert J. DeCecco

September 26, 2022 |

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

Robert J. DeCecco, age 83, of McKeesport, died on Saturday, September 24, 2022. He was born in McKeesport on December 17, 1938 and is the son of the late John and Josephine Tarorick DeCecco. He proudly served in the United States Army from 1960-1966 in Europe. He was employed at Pram Laboratories for 11 years, Westinghouse Transportation Division for 3 years, and Versa Fabricating for approximately 15 years where he retired.

 
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Russell C. Foust, Sr.

September 26, 2022 |

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

Russell C. Foust, Sr., age 82, of White Oak, died September 25, 2022, at Transitions Healthcare North Huntingdon. Born July 19, 1940, in Latrobe, PA, he was the son of the late Harry R. and Rachel (Clair) Foust and the husband of Alice (Kocher) Foust for 51 years.
Russ retired from Laidlaw Transit, where he was a mechanic and driver. Before that, he worked at Westinghouse Electrical Corp. and Lockhart, where he was a machinist and crane operator at both places until they each went out of business. He was a member of the Teamsters Local 205 and 601 Electrical Workers Union. Russ was a member of the Faith Bible Baptist Church of Wilkins Twp. He was a lifelong member of the Rainbow Volunteer Fire Co. of White Oak. Russ took great pride in being able to help provide safety and peace of mind to his community. He enjoyed camping, cars, and, most of all, being a mechanic.

 
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Beverly Lee Yosko

September 26, 2022 |

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

Beverly Lee Yosko, 70, passed away Saturday, September 24, 2022 at her home.  She was born June 26, 1952 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Robert and Norma Jean Crawford.  Prior to her retirement, Beverly was a secretary for Lico Chemical Co. and was a member of St. Nicholas Byzantine Church, McKeesport.  She was a graduate of Norwin Sr. High School and enjoyed cross stitching, crocheting, photography, taking annual trips to Topsail Beach, NC and her canine companion, Joey.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Crawford and sister, Mary Jane Patterson.  She is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, Kenneth E. Yosko; son, Kenneth Yosko and his wife, Hayley; daughter, Jennifer Stafford; and grandson, Ryder.  There will be no visitation.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Memorials may be made to the St. Nicholas Byzantine Church, 413 Shaw Avenue, McKeesport, PA  15132  in memory of Beverly.  Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 

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    Sep 2022

    James V. Filotei

    Ethelda D. Brownfield

    Annie K. Urban

    Shirley Ann Wasserman

    Mary E. Landis

    Michael R. Holliday

    William Thomas Bittle

    Russell A. DeMaio, Sr.

    Janie Lynn McCurdy

    Robert J. Peternel

    John Karlovski

    Joseph Nagy

    Robert J. DeCecco

    Russell C. Foust, Sr.

    Beverly Lee Yosko

    Darnell K. Martin

    Charles William "Bill" Albrighton

    Russell A. Paterra

    Faith Marie Fenk

    Laurie Elaine Prenatt

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