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Mildred C. (Davis) Phillips

December 04, 2020 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Mildred C. (Davis) Phillips. 87, of Glassport died Wednesday December 2, 2020 at Grandview Estates of Elizabeth. She was born September 23, 1933 to the late William and Lelah (Ketterman) Davis of Rawlings, MD. Beloved wife of the late Emil D. Phillips Jr. She was a loving mother and is survived by her children Donald and Gayle Phillips of Altoona, PA, and Ronald and Linda Phillips of Elizabeth, PA; loving grandmother of Angela, Jacob (Lindsay), Crystal (J.J.), Tiffany (Jim), Janine (Jim), and Nina (Bill); 13 great-grandchildren; special niece Mona Harper and other nieces and nephews. Mildred was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Glassport, PA. Friends received Saturday 11-1 at the Wojciechowski Funeral Home, at which time a funeral blessing will be held. Interment following Mt. Vernon Cemetery.

 


John Vincent Paoletti

December 04, 2020 |

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

John Vincent Paoletti, age 78 of Elizabeth Township passed away on Monday, November 30, 2020 in Jefferson Hospital. John “Poe” was born on July 14, 1942 in McKeesport Hospital and grew up in the Wilson area of Clairton. He was the son of the late Leon and Theresa (Azzari) Paoletti. John was a graduate of Clairton High School “Class of 1960”, where he proudly led the Clairton Bears as their standout quarterback. His talents were not limited to the football field, as he also lettered in two additional sports. He went on to attend Dayton University where he continued playing football. After college, John married the “love of his life” Linda. They went on to share a beautiful life together, celebrating 50 years of marriage, and were blessed with three loving daughters and four grandsons whom they adored. John had a long career as a foreman at US Steel-Clairton Works, where he was well liked and respected. John retired after more than 30 years of service. He then began his 2nd career and true calling as #1 grandfather “Pap Pap”.

 
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Renee "Lucy" Darlene Kraft (Tatrai)

December 03, 2020 |

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

Renee “Lucy” Darlene Kraft (Tatrai) died peacefully in the care of

Canterbury Hospice Care in Pittsburgh, PA at the age of 54 years young

on Friday, November 27, 2020. 

 
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Wayne C. Horvatin

December 03, 2020 |

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

Wayne C. Horvatin, age 69, of Dravosburg, died December 1, 2020, at UPMC McKeesport. Born February 21, 1951, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late William and Goldie (Barlow) Horvatin.
Wayne retired from UPMC McKeesport Hospital, where he was a patient care technician with over 40 years of service. Wayne enjoyed trips to Myrtle Beach, SC.

 
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Ann Flora Kosko

December 03, 2020 |

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

Ann Flora (Wester) Kosko, 87, of Munhall, passed away Wednesday, December 2, 2020. She was born April 24, 1933 in Plymouth, and was the daughter of the late Michael and Vira (Fleigh) Wester. She was the wife of the late Robert Joseph Kosko. Ann was a member of the former Holy Angels Church in Hays. She was an avid gardener and enjoyed her flowers and yard work. She loved her many dogs and enjoyed training them.

 
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Paul W. Newman

December 03, 2020 |

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

Paul W. Newman, age 54, of Monroeville, died December 1, 2020, at AHN Forbes Hospital.  Born December 19, 1965, in  McKeesport, he was the son of the late Charles and Ruth (Humelsine) Newman and the husband of Tracie (Thompson) Newman.

 
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Angel "Mike" Diaz

December 03, 2020 |

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

Angel "Mike" Diaz, age 82 of McKeesport, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 28, 2020, after a long battle with lung cancer. Born in Comerio, Puerto Rico, on September 18, 1938, he was the son of the late Daniel Vincente Diaz and Rosa Rivera Diaz.
Angel moved to Pittsburgh in the mid-1960s. He was a skilled carpenter and a great cook. He will be sadly missed by his family.

 
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Emma Marie McKenzie

December 03, 2020 |

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

Emma Marie McKenzie, 79, of McKeesport, passed away on Thursday, December 3, 2020 at Transitions Health Care Center, North Huntingdon.  She was born, April 10, 1941 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Richard  and Helen (Sakol) Slater.  Prior to her retirement, Emma worked for Bic Corporation in Clearwater, FL as an assembler and later worked for McDonald's in Olympia.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Richard and Edward Slater.  She is survived by her sons, John McKenzie and his wife, Jeneen, Jeff McKenzie; daughter, Angela Abbott and her husband, Harry; sister, Kathleen (Bob) Slater; grandchildren, Sean Abbott, John (Nichole) McKenzie, Matthew (Victoria) McKenzie, Zachary McKenzie; great-grandchildren, Sean, Waylon, Danica,  Easton; and Rev. Kevin Daugherty, whom she loved like a son.  Services and interment will be private.  Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Norma Jane (Keeler) Chamberlin

December 03, 2020 |

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

Norma Jane (Keeler) Chamberlin, 86, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at William Penn Care Center, Jeannette.  She was born, January 22, 1934 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Arthur and Alice (Olsen) Keeler.  Norma was a loving mom, grandma and friend.  She spent most of her life sharing her musical talent in numerous churches and touched so many hearts as she directed the church choir.  Many lives were touched by her words of wisdom and her caring way.  Mom was blessed by her loving family and her family was truly blessed by her!  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Chamberlin; and sister, Carol Ann Keeler.  She is survived by her daughters, Linda Benish and Laura Kochasic and her husband, Donald; and devoted grandma to Jacob (Diane), Julie, Josh, Emily and Evan.   Services are private.  Service was officiated by Mary Ann Milne.  Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  Much heartfelt love and thanks goes out to William Penn Senior Suites and Heartland Hospice.  Mom was so loved and cared for by these wonderful loving people!  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Marie Clara (Winterhalter) Jakiela

December 02, 2020 |

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

Marie Clara (Winterhalter) Jakiela, age 83, of North Versailles passed away Monday, November 30, 2020. She was born September 22, 1937 in Bellevue, the daughter of the late Charles Sr. and Marie Winterhalter. She was a longtime member of Mary Mother of God Parish (formerly St. Robert Bellarmine) in East McKeesport. She worked for First Federal Bank in White Oak and National City in Pittsburgh before retiring.

She was a member of the North Versailles, East McKeesport, and Turtle Creek Senior Citizens groups.

 
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Ethel N. Maydak

December 01, 2020 |

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

Ethel N. Maydak, 89, of St. Therese Plaza, Munhall, formerly of West Mifflin, died Monday, November 30, 2020 at Hempfield Manor in Greensburg. She is survived by son Robert (Alice) Nicklis of Sumter, SC, daughter Vicky (Donald) O'Toole of Latrobe, son David (Cathy) Nicklis of Bedford, and daughter Lori (David) Kracinovsky of  West Mifflin; stepdaughters Marianne Martin (Jim Lindsay) of Panama City, FL, Deborah (Jon) Peace of Fairhope, AL, and Carol (John) Baron of Florence, AL. She is also survived by sisters Janet Ness of Jacobus,  Suzie (Mike) Morris of Edmond, OK, and Goldie Griffith of Holidaysburg and brother Roy (LeAnn) Claar of Holidaysburg; grandchildren, Christopher (Jennifer) Nicklis of Dallas, GA, Bridget (Dan) Labishak of Baldwin, Chrissie (Matt) Begin of Elyria, OH, Kimberly (Roger) Nee of Bedford, David  (Joyce) Nicklis of Bedford, DJ Kracinovsky of Nashville, TN, Kara Kracinovsky of West Mifflin, Brett (Emily) Martin of Lecanto, FL, Erin (Matt) Curran of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Janel Martin of Manhattan, NY, Amanda Martin of Panama city, FL Meghan (Scott) Stallbaum of San Antonio, TX, Anne (Rick) Stairhime of Crozet, VA, Sean (Jackie) Peace of Columbus, O William Baron of Oxford, AL, Sarah Baron of Miami, FL, Jacob Baron of Starkville, MS; eight great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews and dear friends. She is the widow of the late Robert (Bob) Nicklis of Langdondale whom she married in 1951 and the late Lawrence (Larry) Maydak whom she married in 1990. She is also preceded in death by her parents, Warren Bill) and Faye (Weiser)   Nevitt of Bedford, sister Nancy Gates  of New Paris, brother Robert Clarr of WY, brother-in-laws, Perry Ness of Jacobus, Harry "Poose" Gates of New Paris and William Griffith of Holidaysburg, and her mother Helen Dodson Clarr of Holidaysburg.

Ethel was employed by Stratigo's Catering of White Oak for 23 years and by the Gateway Clipper Fleet of Pittsburgh for 14 years. She was a lifelong member of the United Church of Christ, first in Friend's Cove (Bedford) and then in Duquesne. She enjoyed her many years as a member of the GFWC Women's Club of Duquesne, the Knights of Columbus Seniors, and the Duquesne Annex Seniors. She served as a past president of the Duquesne Band Parents. She loved baking and sharing the cakes, pies, and cookies she made, but nothing made her happier than yelling BINGO!

Friends and family will be received in the William S. Skovranko Memorial Home, Inc., 828 Richford Street, Duquesne, PA, 15110 on Thursday December 3, 2020 from 2-8 PM and on Friday December 4, 2020 from 10 until time of service at 11AM with Rev. James  Condron, in the Memorial Home. Burial will follow in Penn-Lincoln Memorial Park, North Huntingdon.

Family wishes for contributions be made to Grace United Church of Christ, 100 7th Street, Duquesne, PA 15110 or the  Humane Animal Rescue, 1101 Western Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15233.

 
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Nancy I. King

December 01, 2020 |

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

Nancy I. King, age 86, of Lincoln Borough, died November 30, 2020, at Riverside Care Center. Born May 19, 1934, in Elizabeth, she was the daughter of the late James W. and Dorothea (Carothers) Trumpe.
Nancy was a fun-loving woman of faith who had the most beautiful smile. She attended the former Bell Bridge Wesleyan Church of Lincoln Borough. Nancy was a US Army veteran, serving during peacetime and loved to wear red, white and blue. She was a member of the Lincoln Borough Mother's Club and a participant of Community Life for many years.

 
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Holly Ann Howard

December 01, 2020 |

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

Holly Ann Howard, age 47, of Forward Twp., passed away on Saturday, November 28, 2020 in Jefferson Hospital. She had a love of animals. Born November 3, 1973 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of David Gezovich of Liberty Boro and Saundra (Wilt) Whitehead and stepfather Robert Booth of Rostraver Twp. She is survived by her husband, Michael G. Howard; son, Trestin Howard at home; sister, Tracy Joy (Tony) Gillingham of Belle Vernon; nephews, Anthony (Bunny) Gillingham of Greensburg, Andrew Gillingham of Pittsburgh and Alexander (Page) Gillingham of Belle Vernon; great-niece, Shawnee Gillingham; also, aunts, uncles and cousins. No visitation is planned. A memorial gathering will take place at a later date. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Robert S. White, Jr

December 01, 2020 |

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

Robert S. White, Jr., age 79, of White Oak, died November 26, 2020, at home. Born December 7, 1940, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Robert S. and Margaret (Linderman) White and the husband of Barbara (Morgan) White.

 
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John “Jack” Liebert

December 01, 2020 |

By James F. Kutch Funeral Home - Crematory | Posted in: James F. Kutch Funeral Home - Crematory

John “Jack” Liebert, 69, of McKeesport, died Nov. 27, 2020 after a long and courageous battle with cancer.  Son of the late William and Jennie (Fontanello) Liebert. Beloved husband of Mary (Chismar) Liebert.  Loving father of Chad (Stacie) Liebert, Jason Liebert, Angela (Dan) Limbacher, Tim Sweeney, and Erin (Ashley) Merida.  Dear grandfather of Brandon, Soloman, Jewel, Grace, Ethan, and Carter. Jack enjoyed golfing, his motorcycle, the outdoors, and time spent with his family.

 
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