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Audrey Jean Dooley

December 04, 2021 |

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

Audrey Jean Dooley, 92, formerly of North Huntingdon, passed away Saturday, December 4, 2021, at Golden Heights Personal Care Home, Irwin. She was born July 22, 1929, in Circleville, a daughter of the late John and Helen (Kondy) Breon.
Audrey and her family enjoyed many years of traveling and camping together, most often in the Rehoboth and Bethany Beach areas of Delaware. She loved playing cards, hosting parties and cookouts with family and friends, spending time outdoors, and visiting with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Dooley, and son, William Dooley. She is survived by her daughters Carolyn Remai and her husband, William, and Kathleen Remai and her husband, Richard; daughter-in-law Barbara Dooley; grandchildren Kelley Thompson (Pete), Erin Palko (Tom), Megan Remai, Adam Remai, and Justin Remai; great-grandchildren Cody, Cameron, Benjamin, Cayden, and Lucy; and great-great-grandchildren Alexander and Kai. As per Audrey's request, there will be no visitation. Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA 15642. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Ellen E. (Plowman) Confer

December 03, 2021 |

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

Ellen E. (Plowman) Confer, 93, of North Versailles, formerly of North Braddock, died Wednesday December 1, 2021, of natural causes. She was born February 13, 1928 in Turtle Creek, a daughter of the late Orren J. and Ann J. (Nichols) Plowman and was also preceded in death by her husband Harry E. Confer and siblings Leroy Plowman and Lillian Clinebell. Ellen had worked at G.C. Murphy Co., East Pittsburgh, the cafeteria at U.S. Steel, Braddock, and then worked for 30 years as a waitress at Churchill Valley Country Club. She was a member of Muehlman United Methodist Church, North Braddock and was a former leader of Girl Scout Troop 228 and was a member of the Boy Scouts Mothers Club, Troop 63. She volunteered for Meals On Wheels and enjoyed the Happy Go Lucky Square Dance Club. She is survived by her children Verneda L. Barrett of North Huntingdon, Ronald E. (Tiki) Confer of Texas, Darlene H. (Ed) Winwood of North Versailles, and Sharon D. (the late Bob) Getlak of North Huntingdon; her grandchildren Kevin (Michelle) Kenning, Keith Bean, Ellen Confer, Linda Confer, Ronald Confer Jr., Michael Winwood, Eric (Nikki) Kostelnik, Adam Kostelnik and Andrew Kostelnik; 8 great grandchildren; 4 great great grandchildren; a sister Delores “Dori” Frye of Irwin; also nieces, nephews, and friends.

 
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Patricia A. “Pat” (Liptak) Watkins

December 03, 2021 |

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

Patricia A. “Pat” (Liptak) Watkins, 78, of North Huntingdon, died Monday November 29, 2021. She was born June 13, 1943 in Homestead, the daughter of the late Charles J. and Mary (Dobosh) Liptak and was also preceded in death by her brother Charles D. Liptak. Pat was a former employee of Crum and Forester Insurance Company and also Campus Dimensions, Monroeville. She was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church, North Huntingdon, the Christian Mothers, and the North Huntingdon Democratic Club. She is survived by her children Mark (Toni) Watkins of Seattle, WA, and Todd (Laurie) Watkins and Jennifer (Heath) Shrum both of North Huntingdon and her grandchildren John and Matthew, Keegan, Izabella, and Xavier Watkins and Mackenzie and Paige Shrum.

 
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Charles Alvin Warren

December 03, 2021 |

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

Charles Alvin Warren, 89, of Elizabeth Township, passed away peacefully with the Lord, Wednesday, December 1, 2021 after a long illness, with his family around him. He was born May 3, 1932 in Waynesburg and was the son of the late John Goliway Warren and the late Mabel Olive (Williams) Warren Collins. He was the husband of the late Marilyn Clare (Closser) Warren. "Charlie" or "Chuck" was retired as Drug and Alcohol Coordinator for the Veteran's Administration Drug and Alcohol Program at VAH, Highland Drive, Pittsburgh after a career there of over forty-five years. He was a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with both B.A. and M. Ed. He also attended Temple University on a Wrestling Scholarship following high school. He was a distinguished athlete at Waynesburg High School playing varsity for four years in baseball, football and wrestling. In addition to organized sports, Charles was an avid runner completing twenty three marathons even until age 74. He has many trophies for winning or placing in 5k and 10k races even after that. He prided himself in maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle his entire adult life. Additionally, he loved hunting and fishing and the outdoors. His sons and their friends went on numerous such trips particularly at his cabin in Sigel, PA and the family farm in Waynesburg. He was a generous, warm and loving man who will be greatly missed.

 
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Mark "Utz" Cominotti

December 03, 2021 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Mark Emil “Utz” Cominotti, 64 of Dravosburg, passed away on Thursday, December 2, 2021, at his home. He was born in McKeesport on January 12, 1957, to the late Emil and Loretta G. McCallister Cominotti. He is survived by his daughters Stephanie (Bob) Taylor of South Park and Emily Cominotti of Belle Vernon and sons Anthony and Wesley Cominotti, both of Dravosburg. Further survivors include his sister Christine (Michael) Gobbie of Glassport, his grandchildren Luke and Morgan, and nieces and nephews Michael, Mark, and Carly Gobbie, as well as Nicki and Erin Cominotti. Mark was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Jimmy and Dale Cominotti. He was a former member of the American Legion in Glassport and the Dravosburg Fire Hall, as well as the bass player of the bands Stone Image and Collateral Damage. He enjoyed classic rock, creating music, and spending time in nature. Mark worked as a machinist for Precise Metals.

 
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Drucilla A. "Dru" Barber

December 03, 2021 |

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

Drucilla A. "Dru" Barber, 91, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, November 30, 2021.  She was born June 6, 1930 in Clearfield, PA, a daughter of the late Howard and Marie Hubler Milliron.  Prior to her retirement, Dru worked for Valley Honda in the clerical department and was a former leader and board member of the Girls Scouts.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Francis Barber in 2013; brother, Arthur Milliron; and son-in-law, Robert Lloyd.  She is survived by her two daughters, Debbie Lloyd and Tracy Dogherty (Jeff); sister, Joyce Green and her husband, Richard; four grandchildren, Megan Norman (Chris), Michael (Amy) Fry, Madeline (Dustin) Boner, Eric J. Belak Jr.; five great-grandchildren, Peyton, Noah, Dominic, Teagan and Trevor.

 
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Denise L. Finnegan

December 03, 2021 |

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

Denise Lynn (Boal) Finnegan, age 61, of Elizabeth Twp., formerly of Clairton, passed away on Wednesday, December 1, 2021, surrounded by her loving family. Born November 14, 1960 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of Evelyn (Olesky) Bendik and the late David Boal. She was proceeded in death by her husband of 36 years, Kevin Sean Finnegan. She is survived by her mother, Evelyn (Edward) Bendik of Clairton; sons, Justin (Holly) Finnegan of Port Vue and Josh (Katie) Finnegan of Whitehall; daughter, Jacobi (Christopher) Holland of Elizabeth Twp.; grandchildren, Isabella Finnegan, Devlin Finnegan and Lincoln Holland; brothers, David (Marsha) Boal of Jefferson Hills, Jeffrey Boal of White Oak and Russell (Tiffany) Boal of Elizabeth; also, nieces, nephews and friends. Denise was a Registered Nurse at West Penn Hospital for more than 27 years, where she had a loving compassion for helping to provide love and care to babies in the neonatal unit. Denise will be deeply missed by everyone that loved her, especially her grandchildren for whom she truly lived for.

 
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Kai Adonis Brown

December 02, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Obituary

Kai Adonis Brown, 19, of McKeesport and Chicago, died tragically Nov. 19, 2021. Friends will be received from 4 to 6 p.m. Dec. 9 at Brooks Memorial Chapel of Joseph R. Jones Funeral Home, 5515 W. Chicago Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60651, where a wake will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 10, and a celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Arrangements in charge of Brooks Memorial Chapel. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Kai Adonis Brown, please visit our floral store.

 


Thomas C. Reilly Jr.

December 02, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Thomas C. Reilly Jr., 74, passed away peacefully Friday, November 26, 2021 in Mesa, Arizona. Formerly from McKeesport, Pa., he was born December 13, 1946, the son of Thomas C. Reilly Sr. and Kathryne (Tyson) Reilly.

Tom served in the U.S. Navy on the aircraft carrier Franklin D. Roosevelt. After leaving the Navy he worked for Pratt & Whitney Aircraft in Connecticut. He moved to Mesa, Arizona, in 1974 and worked for City of Mesa Utility Company.

Tom is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Laura; daughters Katelyn and Carly; sons Joe and Ryan; brother Bill Reilly; and sisters, Toni Weyer and Jan Greco.

 
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Gwendolyn Gay (Speelman) Lapsley

December 02, 2021 |

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

Gwendolyn Gay (Speelman) Lapsley age 81, of McKeesport, died December 1, 2021, at UPMC McKeesport. Born November 17, 1940, in Lippencott, she was the daughter of Joseph and Virginia (McMannes) Speelman and the wife of the late Alfred Robert Lapsley Jr.
Gay graduated from Masontown High School, then married the love of her life, Bob Lapsley from McKeesport. They were married 54 1/2 years until God took him home on January 5, 2013.
Gay retired in 2002 from Bombardier, formerly known as Westinghouse in West Mifflin, after 32 years. She previously worked for Penny's in Eastland. She was a member of St. Mark's Parish. Gay enjoyed crocheting and her word search puzzles.

 
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Louis Berry Jr.

December 01, 2021 |

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

Louis Berry Jr., age 67, of Duquesne, passed away on December 1, 2021, in Washington Hospital. Son of the late Louis and late Antoinette (Bergamasco) Berry Sr., he was born on March 31, 1954, in Braddock. Louis was a retired carpenter and enjoyed knitting rugs, gardening and riding his motorcycle. He proudly served his county in the Army and the National Guard and was deployed during Desert Storm. He is the husband of Karen (Gailliot) Berry for 43 years; brother of Rosemary (Bob) Matthews of Alaska, Lena Berry of McKees Rocks, Joseph Berry, and late Frank (late Angel) Berry; brother-in-law of John and Linda Zitelli of Whitaker. Also survived by mother-in-law, Margaret Gailliot of Whitaker. There is no visitation. Arrangement entrusted to MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 15110, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER, SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER, FUNERAL DIRECTOR. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family.

 


Faye Pancurak

December 01, 2021 |

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

Faye Pancurak, age 90, formerly of Braddock, passed away on December 1, 2021, at Kane Community Center-Ross Twp. Daughter of the late Andrew and Mary (Orsulak) Pancurak, she was born in Braddock, on September 19, 1931. Faye is the sister of Sylvia (late Robert) Goodfellow of Bethel Park, late Andrew (surviving spouse Jeannette) Pancurak of McKees Rocks, late Mary Alice (late Mickey) Moore, and late Russell (late Betty) Pancurak. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Saturday, December 4, 2021 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. when a blessing will take place at 11:00 a.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 15110, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER, SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER, FUNERAL DIRECTOR, with Rev. Thomas Dansak officiating. Burial will follow in All Saints Braddock Catholic Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Kane Community Center, 110 McIntyre Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15237.

 


Raymond E. Tubbs

December 01, 2021 |

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

Raymond E. Tubbs, age 84, of Duquesne, passed away on November 29, 2021, at UPMC East-Monroeville. Born in East Pittsburgh on February 10, 1937, he was the son of the late Raymond E. and Gertrude (McMullen) Tubbs Sr. Ray was retired from the U.S. Air Force with 21 years of service, was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Duquesne, Teutonia Mannerchor Club in Duquesne, and the Dravosburg American Legion Post #0380. He is the loving husband to Lois J. (Gorscak) Tubbs for 24 years; father of 4 sons; stepfather of Beth (Lou) Chillinsky of Irwin, Robert Burwell II of Frederick, MD and the late Michael Burwell; brother of Gertrude (late Bill) Carter of Florida, Catherine (late Dom) Spinozzi of McKeesport and Dolores Snyder of Bethlehem, PA.; step grandchildren, Robert (Shawna) Chillinsky and Jonathon (Melissa) Chillinsky; 5 step great grandchildren, Roman, Lilyana, Sophia, Luna, and Willow. Visitation will be held on Saturday, December 4, 2021, from 2-4 p.m. when Services will be held at 4:00 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., DUQUESNE, 15110, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER, SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER, FUNERAL DIRECTOR, with Pastor John Gropp officiating, followed by presentation of Military Honors. Private burial will be held at Penn Lincoln Cemetery.

 


Paul T. Vavra

December 01, 2021 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Paul Thomas Vavra, 73 of Dravosburg, passed away on Tuesday, November 30th, 2021, at his home. He was born in McKeesport on October 17, 1948, to the late Albert J. Vavra and Theresa Moran Williams. Paul was the loving husband of 52 years to Georgia M. Lesko Vavra. He is survived by his wife Georgia as well as their daughters Paulette Sutter of White Oak and Trisha (Thomas) OBrien of West Mifflin. Paul is further survived by his brother Raymond Vavra of Clairton and his sister Barbara Jean Habjanitz of Glassport. He is also survived by his grandchildren Cameron, Erin, Sydney, and Shauna, as well as nieces and nephews. Paul also leaves behind his beloved pug Trixie. Paul was preceded in death by his brothers Albert and James, and his sisters Patty, Mary Jane, and Joanne. He was a decorated veteran of the U.S. Army, stationed in Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Paul worked at U.S. Steel in Homestead in the motor room for 20 years, at Scalise Industries, and as an electrician. He was also a member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Duquesne. Paul enjoyed meticulously organizing his garage and building cars. This love of cars resulted in an avid interest in racecars and racing at Keystone. Arrangements have been entrusted to I.M FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 203 4th St, Dravosburg, PA 15034. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


Norma L. Allen

December 01, 2021 |

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

Norma L. Allen, 85, of Port Vue, passed away Monday, November 29, 2021. She was born June 6, 1936 in Lewistown, PA and was  the daughter of the late Norman L. and Helen (Wright) Anderson. She was the wife of the late Edward Leonard "Spike" Allen who passed away February 28, 2011. She worked as an office manger for over 30 years for Dr. David Jacobs and later Dr. Charles Levowitz.  She enjoyed ceramics, cryptograms and word searches. She had a passion for shopping especially in the local malls. Norma also enjoyed yard work, gardening and opera music. She also liked to feed birds.

 
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