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Deborah A. Shaffer

October 30, 2020 |

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

 Deborah (Chovanec) Shaffer, 61, of Latrobe, died Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, at home. Born June 3, 1959, in the Mon Valley, she was the daughter of Edward Chovanec and the late Patricia Alverez, and the wife of the late Jeffrey Shaffer. Deborah enjoyed volunteering her time at the Greensburg Care Center. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and tending to her numerous flower gardens. She also had a lottery scratch-off ticket with her or around the house, always looking for a winner. She is survived by two daughters, Rhiannon Hewitt and Missy (Brad) Hewitt and Melissa (Junior) Mowry; and grandchildren, Case, Steven, Bradley and Mia. She is also survived by a longtime friend, Gail. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Robbie, Family and friends will be received from 3 p.m. until the time of the memorial service at 4:30 p.m. Monday at WILLIG FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY. Condolences and memories may be shared at
www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com. Chris Odasso, owner.

 


Douglas J. Cahill

October 30, 2020 |

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

Douglas J. Cahill, 64, of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday, October 29, 2020 at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital.  He was born May 26, 1956 in Washington, PA, a son of Helen Jean Brownlee and the late Douglas Cahill.  Doug was a self-employed contractor and enjoyed doing woodworking, spending time with his grandson and was an Eagle Scout.  He is survived by his wife, Teri (Erdly) Cahill; sons, Christopher and Joshua Guffey; sister, Debra Gorby and her husband, John; grandson, Hayden; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Friends will be received on Monday from 6-8 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Boy Scouts of America Cub Scout Pack #33  in memory of Doug.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Gloria M. (DiMucci) Takacs

October 30, 2020 |

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

Gloria M. Takacs, age 94 of North Huntingdon, passed away at home on Thursday, October 29, 2020.  Born February 5, 1926 in Hostetter, she was a daughter of the late Donato and Ida (DiSciascio) DiMucci.  A member of Mary, Mother of God Parish, Gloria was a graduate of the McKeesport School of Nursing and worked as a nurse for many years at McKeesport Hospital.  She is survived by her husband William Takacs; her sons Ray (Kathy) Takacs of North Huntingdon and William (Dawn) Takacs, Jr. of Weirton, WV.  As Gloria was also especially and greatly devoted to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren; she is also survived by her grandchildren Katie (Angelo) Rometo, Thomas (Mindy) Takacs, Timothy (Jennifer) Takacs, and Stacy (Adam) Hardy; and her great-grandchildren John, Anne, and Sara Mamas, Eva Rometo, Levi, Elliot, Collin Takacs, and Ashton, Liam, and Delaney Hardy.  She is also survived by nieces and nephews.  Besides her parents, Gloria was preceded in death by her great-grandson James Patrick Mamas.

 
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Harry W. Dumas

October 30, 2020 |

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

 
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Joseph G. Stipanovic

October 30, 2020 |

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

Joseph G. Stipanovic, age 86, of Liberty Borough, died October 28, 2020, at Arden Courts of Monroeville.  Born February 12, 1934, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Nicholas and Elizabeth Stipanovic and the husband of the late Phyllis Smith Stipanovic.

 
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Edward P. Soltis, Sr

October 30, 2020 |

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

Edward P. Soltis, Sr. age 93 of Port Vue, departed this life peacefully on October 29, and joined his beloved wife, Dolores (Haberjak) Soltis and his loving son, Edward, in God’s heavenly kingdom. He was the son of the late William and Elizabeth Soltis of Duquesne. 

 
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James (Jimmers) Dennis Evans

October 30, 2020 |

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

James (Jimmers) Dennis Evans, age 75, of North Huntingdon, died Wednesday, October 28, 2020.  He was born in McKeesport on December 31, 1944 and is the son of the late William and Shirley Sawders Evans.

 
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Emma J. Barco

October 30, 2020 |

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

Emma J. Barco, age 77 of McKeesport died on October 28, 2020. She was born in McKeesport on August 27,1943 and is the daughter of the late Joseph and Grace Costa Vicetic, and the wife of Paul R. "Chip" Barco.

 
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Robert J. Smerker

October 29, 2020 |

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

Robert J. Smerker, age 78, of Port Vue, Pa., died October 29, 2020 at Walden's View, North Huntingdon. He was born June 27, 1942 in Pittsburgh, Pa., a son of the late John and Edith Smerker. Prior to his retirement, Robert was employed as the Vice President of Three Rivers Bank in Jefferson. He collected coins, stamps, enjoyed spending time at the gym and loved baseball. He is survived by his beloved wife, Marcia Smerker; one daughter, Denise Newton and her husband Robert; one brother, Ron Smerker and his wife, Carol; grandchildren, Joshua, Adam and Aaron. There is no visitation or service. Arrangements made by James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Corrine Louise Gilbert

October 29, 2020 |

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

Corrine Louise Gilbert, 95, of Greensburg, formerly of Blairsville died peacefully, Wednesday October 28, 2020 at Westmoreland Manor. She was born  September 9,1925 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Wilson T. & Anna Gilbert. Corrine had worked at Sabin China and then at sewing factories in Blairsville and the state of California. She was very talented making crafts and crocheting. She made many beautiful things that her family will cherish for years to come.

 
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Ann E. Elms

October 29, 2020 |

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

Ann E. Elms, age 98, of Beaver Falls, formerly of Liberty Borough, died October 27, 2020, at Cambridge Village.  Born November 13, 1921, in Monongahela, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Mary Cherry and the wife of the late John W. Elms.  Ann was retired from Daughtery Tool and Die and was a member of Park Baptist Church.  She loved to bake and was famous for her cookies and candy.  She enjoyed traveling with her daughter and family to the beach, New York City, and Disney World.

 
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Barbara L. Popowitz

October 28, 2020 |

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

Barbara L. DiNicola Popowitz — wife, mom, friend, and nanny extraordinaire — passed away peacefully from leukemia on October 27, 2020, with Tony, her husband of 50 years, and her children by her side. Barbara was a beautiful light in this world, sharing love, laughter, positivity, humor, and amazing food (a gourmet candy chef!) with all those blessed to know her. 

Barb was born May 12, 1950, in Pittsburgh to Joseph and Laura DiNicola, and raised in West Mifflin. She was a woman of great faith, a member of Christ the Light of the World Catholic Church in Duquesne, and served the Lord and church as a Christian Mother, a member of Christ the Light of the World Ladies Prayer Group, and as a Lady of Charity.

 
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Evelyn (Bubbie) Yonek Gooch

October 28, 2020 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

  Evelyn (Bubbie) Yonek Gooch, age 95 of Port Vue, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Tues., Oct. 27, 2020.  She was born in McKeesport on Feb. 28, 1925 to the late John Yonek and Susan Mross Yonek.  She was the wife of the late Paul Gooch. 

After her children were grown, she enjoyed making hoagies at Fuzzy's and catering for Joe Winzek's in Glassport.  She loved spending time and cooking for her family, traveling, casinos, crafts, crocheting and especially spending winters in Arizona. 

She was the founding member of the Vermont Avenue Card Club where they shared many fun-filled memories. "Bubbie" lived her life to the fullest and always had room in her home and in her heart, especially at the dinner table for friends and family.

 
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Brian (Sunny) J. Shumber

October 28, 2020 |

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

Brian J. (Sunny) Shumber, age 49, of Pittsburgh, died October 27, 2020, at UPMC Montefiore. He was born on August 7, 1971, in McKeesport.

 
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John Charny

October 28, 2020 |

By William H. Craig Funeral Home | Posted in: William H Craig Funeral Home

John Charny, 97, of McKeesport, passed away on October 24, 2020 in UPMC McKeesport after a long illness.

 
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