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John G. (Johnny) Sowa

October 14, 2019 |

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

On October 11, 2019, at age 77,  John G. (Johnny) Sowa's soul soared to heaven where his life began on his cherished homestead in White Oak, PA.  He was married to his beloved sweetheart of 51 years, Virginia "Ginna" (Mull), and he was the adored father to his three girls.  Born on August 20, 1942,  he was the son of the late John and Veronica (Pichura), Sowa.

 
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Darrin Dene Patterson

October 14, 2019 |

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

Darrin Dene Patterson, 44, formerly of North Huntingdon, PA passed away on October 9, 2019 in Melbourne, FL. He was born June 22, 1975 in Greensburg, PA. Beloved son of Dene and Dorothy Patterson. Darrin was a member of Ascension Catholic Church, Melbourne, FL where he was actively involved as the Cubmaster of Pack 373 and Arrow of Light Den Leader. He was a loving and dedicated husband and father who looked forward to scouting events, camping trips, building Lego Derby Cars,volunteering at Ascension Catholic School, and taking Tae Kwon Do with his family. He was preceded in death by his father, Dene; and sister, Dalene. He is survived by his wife, Lori, cherished sons Ethan and Noah; mother, Dorothy; sister, Darlene Salmon (Jim); Uncles Gene Patterson (Patricia); Duayne Patterson (Sandy); Gary Patterson (Carole); Aunt Dana Schwaed (Donald); late Aunt Joanne McCorkle
(Robert); numerous cousins; In-laws Walter Finch (Marian); Dan Finch (Tracy) and Gary Finch
(Marcee). Uncle to Gracie Finch and Ava Finch. Family and friends will be received at the James W.Shirley Funeral Home on Wednesday, 2-4 & 6-8 p.m., 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA 15642. A Funeral Mass will be held Thursday at 9:30 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, Irwin, PA followed by interment in West Newton Cemetery. A Go Fund Me Page has been set up in memory of Darrin.

 


Carol W. Ginardi

October 13, 2019 |

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

Carol W. Ginardi, 82, of North Huntingdon, died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. She was born Feb. 17, 1937, in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late John and Clara (Hitchens) Wabrick. Carol was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Irwin. She worked for Ginardi Catering and was a homemaker. She enjoyed gardening and spending time with her loving family. She was the beloved wife of 63 years to Charles A. Ginardi Sr.; mother of Joni Lee, of South Carolina, Charles A. Ginardi Jr., of Irwin, Gina L. Ginardi, of Irwin, and Anita Wallace, of South Carolina; grandmother of  Jen, Charla, Ashley, Chelsea, Ryan, Hayley and Leah; and great-grandmother of nine. She was predeceased by her brothers, John Wabrick, Kenneth Wabrick and Dewayne Wabrick. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME INC., 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300, William B. Schleifer, supervisor, and William Brian Schleifer, funeral director. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Irwin, with Pastor Sarah Lee-Faulkner officiating. Entombment will be in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park, North Huntingdon. Everyone please meet at the church.

 


Grace Raible

October 13, 2019 |

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

Grace Raible, age 95, of Port Vue, died Saturday, October 12, 2019. She was born in McKeesport on February 6, 1924 and is the daughter of the late Henry and Mathilda Noll Bryer. She was the wife of the late Roy T. Raible, who died December 27, 2014.

 
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Julia Marie Stuchel

October 13, 2019 |

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

Julia Marie Stuchel, 97, of North Huntingdon, passed away Saturday, October 12, 2019.  She was born June 22, 1922 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Harry and Lizabell (Sisco) McCoy.  Julia was a secretary for Alcoa and later she and Carl raised and sold Christmas trees for 40 years.  She was a member of Circleville United Methodist Church, Ridge Road Women's Club for 57 years and the Irwin Quilters Guild and enjoyed reading.   In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Carl Stuchel; and brother, Skip McCoy.  She is survived by her daughters, Patty Stuchel of North Huntingdon, Peggy Cunningham and her husband, Don of Pittsburgh, Connie Noel and her husband, Michael of North Carolina; four grandchildren, Jonathan (Tarah) Noel, Matthew (Kristin) Noel, Jennifer (William) Henderson and Daniel (Hannah) Noel, all of North Carolina; and 17 great-grandchildren.  Friends will be received from 1-3 to 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  A funeral service will take place on Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment to follow in Mount Vernon Cemetery,  McKeesport.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Circleville United Methodist Church.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Michael E. Easter

October 12, 2019 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Michael E. Easter, 73 of McKeesport died Oct. 11, 2019.  He is survived by his beloved wife Diana (Vilakos) Easter; son Michael Easter, daughter Melissa Easter; grandchildren Triston Easter, Summer Thaxton, Cameron Easter and Jamison Easter; brother Charles Easter; sister Penny Easter; also nieces, nephews, brother-in-law and sister-in-laws.  He was preceded in death by his son Brian Easter and sister Becky Rogers.  Michael a retired welder for GM Fisher Body for over 23 years, was a member of the American Legion in Glassport and served in the US Navy.  Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport, Thurs. from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8.  A funeral service will be held Fri. 11:00 am in the funeral home.  Interment following Round Hill Cemetery.

 


Edward Wyzlanski

October 11, 2019 |

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

Edward Wyzlanski, age 92 formerly of North Huntingdon died October 11, 2019 at Redstone Highlands, Greensburg. He was born July 28, 1927 in Chalfant, a son of the late Michael and Helen Sokolowski. Prior to his retirement, he was the owner of Eddie's Photo Service in East Pittsburgh.  He was a  member of St. Agnes Church and was an avid fisherman who enjoyed spending weekends at his camp at Pymatuning Lake. He is survived by one sister, Apolonia "Polly" Skurnick, and was the beloved uncle to Andrew Skurnick (Janet), David Skurnick (Kathleen), Kathleen Gregg (James). Also surviving are several great and great, great nieces and nephews. Visitation James W. Shirley Funeral Home, Tuesday 9:00 a.m. with a funeral mass to follow at St. Agnes Church at 10 a.m. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Kenneth L. Thornton

October 11, 2019 |

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

Kenneth L. Thornton, age 68, of Liberty Borough, died October 10, 2019, at Bridgeville Rehabilitation & Care Center. Born March 30, 1951, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late John B. and Shirley (Coulter) Thornton.

 
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Darlene R. Wilson

October 11, 2019 |

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

Darlene R. Wilson, age 71, of Duquesne, passed away Wednesday, October 9, 2019. She was born September 1, 1948 in Homestead, a daughter of the late Lewis and Margaret Wilson Jr. She worked of over 40 years as a beautician at John’s Beauty Shop in White Oak and was a long time member of the Christ Lutheran Church in Duquesne. She is survived by her sister Donna (James) Reyes of North Huntingdon and her brother Lewis B. (Rose) Wilson III of Ardara.

 
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Howard W. Grimm

October 11, 2019 |

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

Howard W. Grimm, age 79 of McKeesport, passed away on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at UPMC McKeesport Hospital following a brief illness.  A former Glassport resident, he was a son of the late William and Betty (Bevan) Grimm.  Howard is survived by his loving wife of 54 years Carolyn (Reid) Grimm; his two daughters, caring and loving Cynthia Grimm Watson of North Huntington and Papa to three precious grandchildren Thomas J. Watson, III and Eliza F. Watson and daughter Cara L. Grimm and her son Chase.  Howard is also survived by his sister Betty F. Pozniak, brother William G. Grimm, and also nieces and nephews.

 
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Nora G. Hough

October 10, 2019 |

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

Nora G. (George) Hough, age 85 of Clairton, passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 10, 2019.  Born November 14, 1933 in Clairton, she was a daughter of the late David and Esther (Meena) George.  A member of the First Presbyterian Church of Clairton, Nora worked as both a lunch attendant with Clairton School District and the UniMart in Clairton. She loved many things: bingo, trips to the casino, good books, crossword puzzles, the Pittsburgh Pirates, breakfast at Bob Evans, and she really adored animals.  However, Nora loved her large and loving family most of all.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, David A. Hough, Sr., who passed away February 5, 2012, and her siblings: Nasima George, Mary Fine, Phillip George, Zada Meena, George D. George, Barbara Wollum, and Florence Wall.  Nora is survived by her children David A. Hough, Jr. and Duane A. Hough, Sr., both of Clairton, Denise A. (Stephan) Gresh of Rostraver Twp., and Daniel A. (Kimberly) Hough of Elizabeth Twp.; her fifteen grandchildren; many great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and cousins; and finally her adopted daughter Rose Polowsky.

 
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Margaret M. "Marge" Furimsky

October 10, 2019 |

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

Margaret M. "Marge" Furimsky, age 97, of McKeesport, died October 10, 2019, at UPMC McKeesport. Born February 22, 1922, she was the daughter of the late  George and Mary (Rendulic) Gasparovic and the wife of the late Steve Furimsky.

 
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William S. Miller

October 10, 2019 |

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

 William S. Miller , age 93, of McKeesport, died October 8, 2019, at UPMC Presbyterian. Born August 28, 1926, he was the son of the late Thomas and Edna (Davis) Miller and the husband of late Ruth M. (Schaffer) Miller.

 
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Stephanie Classic

October 09, 2019 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Stephanie Hodge Classic, 58, of Dravosburg, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on Tuesday, October 8th, 2019 at UPMC McKeesport Hospital. She was born in McKeesport on October 19th, 1960, to the late Robert Hodge and surviving Marie Valiknac Hodge. Stephanie was the loving wife of 31 years to Christopher Classic. She is survived by her mother, Marie Valiknac Hodge, of Jefferson Hills, children, Crystal (Ryan Markosky) Jeznis of Fort Myers, FL, Breanne (John) Morabito, of South Baldwin, Jamie (Michael) Merlino, of Clairton, sisters, Pamela Baronti, of Charleroi, Michele (Blaine) McLaughlin, of Four Oaks, NC. And brother, Robert “Curt” Hodge,  of Long Island, NY,  grandchildren, Landon Markosky, Christopher Merlino, many nieces and nephews, and 2 granddogs, Loui and Roxi. Stephanie was preceded in death by her father, and aunt, Stephanie Cawley. She was a registered nurse, and was employed for 17 years at the UPMC Health First Medical in McKeesport. Stephanie was an attendee at both Holy Spirit and First Christian Church. Family and friends will be received on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 at I.M FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 203 4th St, Dravosburg, PA 15034. A service will take place at the funeral home on Saturday at 10:00 with interment to follow at Calvary Cemetery in Port Vue. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


Olga A. Bernardi

October 09, 2019 |

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

Olga A. "Bubba" (Mozes) Bernardi, age 79, of Jefferson Hills, passed away on Wednesday, October 9, 2019  at Select Specialty Hospital - Alle Kiski. She retired as a sales associate for Kmart in Pleasant Hills. She was a member of St. Isaac Jogues Roman Catholic Church in Elrama and the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, and she enjoyed gambling at the casino. 

 
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