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Concetta "Connie" (Prestia) Delconte

March 28, 2020 |

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

Concetta “Connie” (Prestia) Delconte, 94, of Clairton, PA (formerly of Donora, PA) passed away peacefully on March 26, 2020, surrounded by her loving family.  She was born in Reggio di Calabria, Italy on August 9, 1925, beloved daughter of the late Frank Prestia and Filomena (Tarzia) Prestia.  In addition to her parents, Connie’s sister, Rose Prestia Fronzaglio, preceded her in death in 1999.  Older brothers, Domenico and Vincenzo, died at early ages.  Connie was the youngest of her 3 siblings.

For 56 years, Connie was married to James G. “Jimmy/Jim” Delconte of Clairton, PA who preceded her in death on January 9, 2006.  She is survived by her 3 cherished children, son Vince (Bonnie) of Franklin Park, PA; daughter Linda Delconte Kushner (Larry, deceased, February 27, 2019) of Washington, PA; and son John (Susan) of Nashville (Franklin), TN.  She was the proud “Gramma” of Domenic James Delconte, deceased,(September 24, 2002) and Maria (Delconte) Minerd (Mark) of Upper St. Clair, PA; and “Nana” of Anthony Kushner of Washington, PA; Michael Kushner of New York City; and Gianna and Jason Delconte of Nashville (Franklin), TN.  Connie also felt blessed to be the “Great Nana” of Sienna, Vivienne, and Maela Minerd of Upper St. Clair, PA.   Several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews also survive.  Connie’s eldest nephew, Philip Maffeo (of Clairton, PA), preceded her in death in March, 2014.

 
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Thomas Motteram Jr.

March 28, 2020 |

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

Thomas Motteram Jr., age 52, of Wheeling, WV, died March 26, 2020, at Wheeling Hospital. Born November 18, 1967, in Homestead, he was the son of the late Thomas and Lois (Eaton) Motteram.

 
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Gary Allen Perkins

March 27, 2020 |

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

Gary Allen Perkins, loving son and father, passed away March 22, 2020, at the age of 57.

Gary was born on June 23, 1962, in McKeesport, PA to Mildred Nails and the late Milton Perkins. He graduated from Clairton High School in 1980. After graduation, he attended Austin Peay State University on a football scholarship. Shortly after going to college, Gary joined the Marine Corps Reserve. He worked as a repair technician for John Hopkins University.

Gary had a passion for learning and teaching African spirituality. He also loved to play the drums for his Pan African Religious organization; Auser Auset. When Gary moved to Washington, D.C. he researched and practiced living a healthy plant-based lifestyle. He specifically studied the African Bio-mineral Balance. Gary was also an avid music and sports lover. Whenever he walked into a room or greeted a family member or friend, he would always say the phrase, “What’s Happening!” He always brought joy and happiness to everyone in his path.

 
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Allen Albert Teegarden Sr.

March 27, 2020 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Allen Albert Teegarden, 75, of Glassport died Thursday March 26, 2020. He is the son of the late Frank and Mae Teegarden. He is survived by his children Carrie (Jay Hohman) Teegarden; Allen Albert (Michelle) Teegarden Jr.; grandchildren Travis Allen, Troy Allen, and Denne Teegarden; sisters Donna (Joe) Gazboda, Patty Clutter, Emily (Matt) Stasicha, and Carlyn (Denny) Dorcon; brothers Frank Teegarden and Gregory Teegarden; and many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. Allen was retired from Edgar Thompson in Braddock. A celebration of Allen’s life will be held at a later date. Funeral arrangements by WOJCIECHOWSKI FUNERAL HOME, Glassport.

 


Vida Joi Porter

March 27, 2020 |

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

Vida Joi Porter, 46, of Clairton, departed this life on March 16, 2020. She was born on February 6, 1974, to Sheila Demshar. Vida was a graduate of McKeesport High School.  After high school, Vida studied nursing at CCAC and worked as a Health Unit Coordinator for UPMC McKeesport. Later, Vida received her bachelor’s degree in Criminology at Point Park University. She was an avid gardener, enjoyed puzzles, reading and sewing.

 
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Elizabeth Sexton Jordan Carrozza

March 25, 2020 |

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

Elizabeth Sexton Jordan Carrozza, age 92, of White Oak, died peacefully on March 24, 2020, surrounded by her children and grandchildren. Born January 9, 1928 in Columbia Mississippi, she was the daughter of the late Charles Talmage Jordan and Elizabeth Lee Carpenter. She was the wife of the late Falco Anthony Carrozza.  Elizabeth was a 1949 graduate of USM (University of Southern Mississippi) Hattiesburg, Mississippi where she received a Bachelor of Arts and Science Degree and Certificate in Home Economics and Science. Before her retirement, she was a teacher at West Newton High School in 1951, Port Vue Junior High School from 1951-1956, and McKeesport School District from 1968-1992.  She was a longtime member of both McKeesport College Club and the Home Gardener‘s Guild, where she previously served as President for both organizations. McKeesport College Club recently honored her by awarding her emeritus standing for her dedicated service to the club throughout her sixty-five years as a member. She was a founding member of Christ United Methodist Church, North Huntingdon, where she was an active member of the Methodist Women’s Society, Happy Hearts Senior Group, and in the early years of the church she taught Sunday School. Also she was a Meals on Wheels volunteer driver delivering meals until she was 89 years old.

 
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Sarah Kolakowski

March 25, 2020 |

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

Sarah Shank Trasp Kolakowski, 85, passed away on March 21, 2020 in McKeesport Hospital. An amazing woman who touched the lives and hearts of all who knew her. Due to the corona virus, a celebration of her life will be held at later date. At that time a private burial will take place at Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Township. A loving mother to Paula Tortorice (Art), and Wendy Trasp, of Elizabeth Township, and step-children, David Kolakowski (Yvonne) of Middletown, Jimmy Kolakowski (Julie) of Half Moon Bay, CA , and Rob Kolakowski, of Mt. Joy. 

 
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John Philip Horne

March 25, 2020 |

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

John Philip Horne, 85, of McKeesport, passed away Sunday, March 22, 2020. He was born March 28, 1934 in Jeannette and was the son of the late Raymond J. Horne, Sr. and the late Mable Marie (Anderson) Horne. He was the husband of the late Irene (Noble) Horne who passed away in 2000. John was a Cemetery Grounds Keeper in Washington, D.C. and was a US Marine Corps Veteran. 

 
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Virginia Bowie

March 25, 2020 |

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

Virginia Bowie, age 81, of Port Vue, died March 23, 2020, at home. Born June 18, 1938, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Ann Ruth (Tukot) Laughlin, and wife of the late Charles Bowie.

 
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Patricia L. Gardner

March 24, 2020 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Patricia L. Gardner, 82, of Glassport died Tuesday March 24, 2020. She is the daughter of the late Lawrence “Ed” and Edna Hysmith. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband John “Jack” Gardner. She is survived by her children Deborah Coban, Lawrence (Ladonna) Gardner, Tracey (Richard) Costa, and Lesley Russen; grandchildren Erin (Matthew) Dick, Kevin (Jeannine) Zebroski, Amanda Coban, Nicholas (Christine) Coban, Michael Gardner, Lucas Gardner, Stephanie (Steve) Taylor, and Corey (Leah) Russen; step-grandchildren Jessica Hallie; great-grandchildren Tracey, Paul, Reghan, Logan, Luka, Emma and John; and great-great-grandson Ronan; brothers Edward Hysmith and Bill Hysmith. She was preceded in death by sisters Shirley Payo, Bonnie Wray, and Barbara Zebroski. Due to the strict guidelines we must adhere to at this crucial time, visititation will be private. There will be a celebration of her life and memorial service at a later date. Funeral arrangements by WOJCIECHOWSKI FUNERAL HOME, Glassport.

 


Ronald Joseph Pastor

March 24, 2020 |

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

Ronald Joseph Pastor, 84, of Penn Township, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, March 23, 2020 after a long illness.  He was born January 1, 1936 in McKeesport, a son of the late John and Anna (Dzama) Pastor.  Prior to his retirement, Ronald was a quality control inspector for the Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory for 42 years where he worked on the reactor for the first nuclear submarine, the USS NAUTILUS.  He was a member of St. Agnes Parish, loved spending time with his family and was an avid Steelers fan.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing, especially at his hunting camp in Tionesta, woodworking, golfing, and bowling.  He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Mildred J. Potoma Pastor; sons, Robert (Kathy) Pastor, Daniel (Lisa) Pastor; daughters, Rhonda Sonson, Marianne (Tom) Simko, Sherry (Kevin) Kozlowski; brother, John "Jack" (Evelyn) Pastor; grandchildren, Emily, Josh, Joseph, Anthony, Christine, Jennifer, Tommy, Drake, Grant, Michael, Steven; and nine great-grandchildren.  Service and interment are private for family only.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Foundation.  Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Brittany Lee Alker

March 24, 2020 |

By Elmer L Herman Funeral Home | Posted in: Elmer L. Herman Funeral Home

Brittany L. Alker, age 30, of West Mifflin, on Thursday, March 12, 2020.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted into the care of Elmer L. Herman Funeral Home, 5204 Second Ave., Pittsburgh.

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In this challenging, confusing and concerning time of our communities dealing with COVID-19 (corona virus), our funeral homes want to assure you that we are all in this together. We are all here committed to the care and concern to the families we serve. The Funeral Director’s of Allegheny County are working diligently within the Federal and State guidelines to continue to provide the utmost care while respecting the health concerns now facing our community. We would like to assure every family that we will continue to respond immediately when our services are needed. While large gatherings are not permitted at the moment, we assure you that small private viewings, services and burials will still be accomplished.

As we can control the cleanliness of our facilities, we cannot control the amount of people that attend visitations or funeral ceremonies. With that said, we ask that anyone feeling ill, anyone who has recently traveled through COVID-9 infected areas and any high risk individuals refrain from attending. Our funeral homes have online condolences that we encourage you to visit. We will continue to monitor the ever changing situation and make decisions based on guidance from the CDC and local health agencies. While we are going through some unprecedented times, we want you to know that we will continue to be here to serve you with the comfort and support as you have come to expect.

 


James William Carter Sr.

March 23, 2020 |

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

James William Carter Sr., was born on June 25, 1942, in Troy, Virginia. He resided in McKeesport, PA until he was called home to be with the Lord. During his younger years, you could find him on the softball field or under the hood of a car. He loved to hunt and was an avid fisherman. He retired from Westinghouse Airbrake and was a hard worker. His family meant the world to him.

James leaves to cherish his memories, his loving daughters, Sherry  Vaughn of Pittsburgh, PA, Marisa Fennell of McKeesport, PA; sons, Prescott Hearns of Troy, VA, James  (Stacey) Carter, Jr., Michael  Carter, Sterling  Lawrence all of McKeesport, PA; his grandchildren, James, Marc Anthony, Jamara, Evander, Monique, Sharell, Roman, Harrison, Arshaya, Me'khi, Tyzhaun, Arianna;13 great-grandchildren his siblings, Helen Brown of Cleveland, OH, Barbara Pendleton of Keswick, VA, Teresa (Odell) Carter of Louis, VA, Abigail (Orlando) Martin of Troy, VA, Eric White of Pittsburgh, PA, Philip (Joanna) Carter of Brandywine, MD, Clifford (Julia) Carter of Palmyra, VA, Michael, Thomas, Stanley and Cornelius Carter all of Troy, VA; host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family, and friends.

 
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Dr. Marcos Bryan Manning

March 23, 2020 |

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

Dr. Marcos Bryan Manning, age 78, of McKeesport, PA passed away in his sleep on March 22, 2020. He was born in London, Ontario, Canada on May 7, 1941 and was the son of the late Patrick and his beloved mother, Lola Swanton Manning.

 
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Arlene P. Burgman

March 23, 2020 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Arlene P. Burgman, 86, of Glassport died Monday March 23, 2020. She is the daughter of the late Andrew and Gladys (Austin) George. Beloved wife of the late John “Jack” Burgman. She is survived by children Jim (Roxanne) Humanic, Lori (Paul) McGough, and Kip (Pam) Burgman; grandchildren John, Kelli, Samantha, Katie, Jessica, Kip Jr., Jayme, Julianna, and Andrew; 10 great-grandchildren; sister Gloria Smith; brother Frank George; and many neices and nephews. She was preceded in death by her great-granddaughter Alexandra and her brother John George. Arlene was a member of Queen of the Rosary Parish and the Sons of Italy. Due to the strict guidelines we must adhere to at this crucial time, visititation will be private. There will be a celebration of her life and memorial service at a later date. Funeral arrangements by WOJCIECHOWSKI FUNERAL HOME, Glassport.

 

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