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Mary Ann Rakochy

December 05, 2019 |

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

Mary Ann Rakochy, age 86 of Clairton, passed away on Thursday, December 5, 2019 in Overlook Green Senior Living in Whitehall.  Born July 22, 1933 in Clairton, she was a daughter of the late Mitro and Mary J. (Makuh) Rakochy and last surviving sibling of the late Mike Wagel, Margaret McGuiness, Ann Bernhard, John Rakochy, and Helen Glegyak.  Mary Ann was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish in Clairton and retired after 53 years as an office clerk for the City of Clairton.  She is survived by nieces and nephews.  Friends will be received in the A.J. Bekavac Funeral Home, 555 5th. St., Clairton, PA 15025 (412-233-5700), on Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 8:30 AM until a 10 AM Mass of Christian Burial in St. Clare of Assisi Church.  Burial will follow to Ascension Cemetery, Clairton.  www.bekavacfuneralhome.com 

 
 


Richard J. Luketic

December 05, 2019 |

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

Richard J. Luketic, age 68, of McKeesport, died December 3, 2019, at home. Born March 9, 1951, in Orlando, FL, he was the son of the late Stephen and Catherine (Kesser) Luketic

 
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Betty Jane Hodge

December 05, 2019 |

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

Betty Jane Hodge,  71, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Wednesday, December  4, 2019. She was born December 16, 1947 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late John and Elizabeth  (Toth) Lukondi.  Betty  was a member of the Boston United Methodist Church, and had worked for the former Giant Eagle in Olympia Shopping Center. She loved flower and vegetable gardening and playing Farmville on her computer.

 
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Paul L. Gala

December 05, 2019 |

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

Paul L. Gala, 55, passed away peacefully on December 2, 2019. He was in the presence of his loving family. Paul was diagnosed with gastric cancer in May of 2018. Facing his foe with unwavering courage and dignity, Paul spent the last 19 months making indelible memories with his beloved wife and children. Paul was born on March 16, 1964 in Elizabeth Township, PA to the late Charles and Margaret Gala. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1986 and the following year, his MBA from the Katz Graduate School of Business. Paul dedicated 30 years to IBM as a business executive and market leader and most recently, 2 years as the Senior Director of Sales Operations at Blackboard.

 
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Frances Marie "Fran" Shultz

December 05, 2019 |

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

Frances Marie "Fran" Shultz age 87, of Duquesne, on December 3, 2019 at Kane Regional Medical Center, McKeesport, PA after a long battle of Alzheimer's disease. She was born in Clariton, PA to the late Robert and Bertha (Veitch) Tachoir. She was a home maker and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Duquesne, PA. She enjoyed plastic canvas crafting, word search puzzles, bingo and reading Chicken Soup for the Soul books, as well as family time. She is survived by her children, Paul L. “Larry” Shultz of Duquesne, Kenneth W. Shultz of Alexandria, LA, Robert D. Shultz of Duquesne, Daniel A. (Linda) Shultz of Duquesne, Cathy J. (William) Leonard of Holly Springs, NC and Maryanne Shultz of Orlando, FL; grandmother of William Leonard, Jr., Jonathon Shultz, John Paul Leonard, Brittney Shultz and Danielle Matta; great-grandmother of J.R. Shultz, Joey Matta, and August Olivia Leonard. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Paul “Iggy” Shultz who passed away in 2011; also brothers and sisters, Leo Forrest, Thomas, Patrick, Jacques, Joseph, Lois White, Agnes Rushe and Catherine Odoski; and many nieces and nephews. Visitation on Sunday from 2-7 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave. Duquense 412-466-3300 where a blessing service will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. Followed by Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph's Church at 11:30 a.m. Burial will be in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.

 


Bernard A. “Ace” Curren

December 05, 2019 |

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

Bernard A. “Ace” Curren age 93, of Duquesne, on December 3, 2019. he was a son of the late Joseph and Catherine (McNally) Curran. He was a retired CORE maker from Fort Pitt Steel in Christy Park. He was a member of Christ the Light of the World Parish in Duquesne, the former owner of the former Duquesne Taxi Cab company in the 50s. He loved to garden and enjoyed music. He and his late wife were avid fans of Duquesne High School Sports and were strong supporters of the city of Duquesne, and would attend all the council meetings. He proudly served his country in the Navy during WWII. Husband of 45 years to the late Anna M. (Bogacik) Curran; father of the late Bernard Michael Curren; brother of the late Joseph Curran, Catherine, William Curran, Margaret and Ellen Ann. Visitation on Sunday from 2-8 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne 412-466-3300 where a blessing service will be held on Monday at 9:30 a.m. Followed by Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Name Church of Christ the Light of the World Parish at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Jefferson Memorial Park with Military Honors

 


Thomas J. Domer

December 05, 2019 |

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

Thomas J. Domer age 74, of West Mifflin, on December 4, 2019 at home. He was a son of the late John and Myrtle (Lawrence) Domer. Tom was a retired custodian of Community College of Allegheny County, West Mifflin South. Beloved husband of 43 years to Faye (McLindon) Domer; father of Thomas J. (Tomi) Domer II of Slippery Rock and Gillian Domer of West Mifflin and Kelly Domer Curry; grandfather of Rebecca, Sydney and Madison Domer and Christian Anastasiu;  Christopher and Kenneth Curry; brother of John Domer of Port Vue, Martha (Robert) Drusbasky of Elizabeth, Emil Domer of Plum Boro, Rita (Herb) Petticord of Elizabeth and the late Mary Randall, late Genevieve Ferry, late Barbara Janiki, and the late Joseph and Robert Domer. Visitation Friday, 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne 412-466-3300 where a blessing service will be held Saturday at 9:30 followed by Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Name Church of Christ the Light of the World Parish at 10 a.m.

 


Evelyn A. Makara

December 04, 2019 |

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

Evelyn A. Makara, 92, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, December 4, 2019.  She was born October 31, 1927 in Homestead, a daughter of the late Andrew and Anna Horkavy.  Prior to her retirement, Evelyn was a registered nurse and a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Makara; daughter, Cynthia Stevens; sisters, Lillian Dillabaugh and Irene Ingham.  She is survived by her sons, Robert Makara and his wife, Elizabeth, Richard Makara and his wife, Susan, Ronald Makara and Raymond Makara; daughter, Ellen Woomer; son-in-law, Frank Stevens; 13 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.  Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church.  Interment to follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Colleen Harkcom Wilson

December 04, 2019 |

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

Colleen (Harkcom) Wilson, North Huntingdon Township, passed away on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, and at the time of her death was a resident of Walden's View Personal Care, Irwin.  Colleen was born in Somerset, Pa., on March 17, 1937, a daughter of Dorse Harkcom and Rosalind (Walker) Harkcom.  Colleen attended the Somerset Area Schools, and graduated from Somerset High School in the class of 1955.  Colleen had various places of employment during her lifetime, and last worked at Thrift Drug Store where she was employed for approximately 18 years.  On December 27, 1966 in Bentleyville, Pa., Colleen married Lawrence M. Wilson who passed away on March 27, 2019.  Colleen and her late husband were active members of Christian Life Church in Trafford.  Colleen is survived by numerous nieces and nephews and in-laws.  During her last illness, Colleen was assisted by members of her congregation, her Pastors, and was helped in every sense of the word by her good friend, Cheryl Sturm.  Arrangements are under the supervision of James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, and at the request of the deceased, all services are private.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Joan Marie Bradley

December 04, 2019 |

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

Joan Marie Bradley, age 61 of Clairton, passed away on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 in Allegheny General Hospital.  Born March 2, 1958 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Alfred L. and Frances L. (Bachowski) Bradley.  A self-employed caregiver and member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish in Clairton, Joan is survived by her siblings Nannette Bradley of Port Vue and Dean Bradley of Liberty Borough, her nephew Bradley, her niece Natalie, and her dear friend Cindy Grossman.  Interment will be private at the request of the family.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Joan's name should be made to Animal Friends, 562 Camp Horne Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15237.  Arrangements are in the care of the A.J. Bekavac Funeral Home, 555 5th. St., Clairton, PA 15025 (412-233-5700). www.bekavacfuneralhome.com

 
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Kenneth Lee McKissick Sr.

December 03, 2019 |

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

Kenneth Lee McKissick Sr., 57, died Nov. 29, 2019. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Dec. 6, 2019, at Macedonia Baptist Church, 17 Cochran St., Duquesne, PA 15110, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Dec. 7, 2019. Arrangements in charge of Robert A. Waters Funeral Home.

 


Adelaide “Della” A. (Martinelli) Simonetta

December 03, 2019 |

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

Adelaide “Della” A. (Martinelli) Simonetta, age 96, of McKeesport, passed away Sunday, December 1, 2019. She was born December 22, 1922 in Blythedale, a daughter of the late Joseph and Esther Martinelli. She was a former member of St. Patrick’s Church in McKeesport and worked for over 12 years in the produce department at Shop N Save in McKeesport before retiring.

 
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Scott A. Wisneski

December 02, 2019 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Scott A. Wisneski, 47 of Port Vue, died Nov. 30, 2019.  He is the son of Robert Wisneski and Terry (John D'Angelo) Woytovich.  Scott is survived by his son Tyler S. Wisneski; grandson Johnathon Wisneski; brother David (Pam Bell) Andres and girlfriend Susan Wahrenger.  Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport, Wed. from 4 to 8 pm.

 


Frank Vlasic

December 02, 2019 |

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

Frank Vlasic, age 88 of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Thursday, November 28, 2019 at Mt. Vernon of Elizabeth Assisted Living.   Born May 27, 1931 in Yugoslavia, he was the son of the late John and Ana (Bogovic) Vlasic.  A retired steelworker for US Steel - National Tube Works in McKeesport, he joins his wife, the late Dorothy Jane (Vugrincic) Vlasic, who passed away September 3, 2018.  Frank lived in White Oak for almost 50 years before having to give up his beloved home and yard where he loved to spend his days outside cutting grass, planting flowers or working on cars. Frank was an active member of CFU Lodge 146 in Versailles for more than 60 years. Frank will always be remembered for his strong work ethic, his outgoing personality, willingness to always lend a helping hand to anyone who needed it and of being a proud Croatian!  His heritage meant everything to him and he never hesitated to tell anyone who would listen how he was Croatian and then would try to teach them his native language.  

 
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Ronald Peter Grebur Jr

December 02, 2019 |

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

Ronald Peter Grebur Jr, age 47, of White Oak, peacefully passed away in his sleep at UPMC Montefiore Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Born August 14, 1972, in McKeesport, Pa, he was the son of the late Ronald Sr. and Brenda (Sweeney) Grebur.

 
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