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Peggy Ann Stokes

March 02, 2021 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Peggy Ann Lightfoot Stokes, 66, of Glassport, formerly of Crosby, TX, passed away on Monday, March 1st, 2021 at the Baptist Homes Society in Pittsburgh. She was born in Port Neches, Texas on July 7th,  1954 to the late Luke and Hazel Lightfoot. Peggy was the loving wife of 46 years to Rodney D. Stokes, of Glassport.  

She is survived by her husband, Rodney Stokes of Glassport, daughter, Paige (Kevin) Strasbaugh, of Churchill, brother, Roy Lightfoot, of Texas, sister, Betty Parmer, of Conroe, TX, as well as nieces and nephews.

She was a 1972 graduate of Nederland High School in Texas, and spent fifteen years working as a Nurse’s Aid for Home Instead, the Jewish Association on Aging and other nursing and care centers in the Pittsburgh area. Peggy enjoyed cooking, gardening, and being passenger on many motorcycle rides with her husband.

 
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Betty (Babyak) Lukas

March 02, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

Betty (Babyak) Lukas, 88, of North Versailles Twp. died February 28, 2021. Betty was the wife of the late John A. Lukas. She was the loving mother of Barbara (Joseph) Gardonis, Richard (Karen) Lukas, Roberta Comunale and the late John F. Lukas. Adoring grandmother of Jennifer Ramey, Jimmy Comunale, Rich Lukas, Joseph Gardonis and Chris Lukas, great-grandmother of 3. 

Betty was a dedicated member of St. Robert Bellarmine Church in East McKeesport, where she was a member of the Ladies of Charity. She was a longtime volunteer at McKeesport Hospital and Forbes Hospital. She also volunteered for Ma’s Pantry and Meals on Wheels.

Betty had a strong personal faith in Jesus. She was a loving and devoted mom and grandma. She enjoyed baking, and always had fresh baked goods to share with the neighbor kids. Betty always had a kind word to say about everyone. She was deeply loved and will be dearly missed.

 
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Catherine M. Kelly

March 02, 2021 |

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

Catherine M. Kelly, 89, of North Huntingdon, formerly of McKeesport, died Sunday February 28 2021. She was born May 10, 1931 in Rochester, NY, the daughter of the late James and Mae (Ewald) Cronk and was also preceded in death by her husband Charles E. Kelly Sr. and her adopted parents Milton and Ada Worbois.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Manor, where she was a former member of the church sewing club and the hospitality committee. She volunteered for the Westmoreland County Food Bank. Catherine enjoyed flower gardening, bird watching, game shows, and was famous for her pumpkin pies.

She is survived by her children Charles E. (Wendy) Kelly Jr. of Westmoreland City, Rick (Suzanne) Kelly of McDonald, Gregg (Linda) Kelly of McKeesport, and Cathy (Jack) Heck of North Huntingdon; 11 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; a brother Leonard (Dorothy) Lovecchio of Auburn, CA; also nieces and nephews.

 
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Douglas A. Armbrust

March 02, 2021 |

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

Douglas A. Armbrust, 78, of North Huntingdon, died Monday March 1, 2021, at home. He was born March 5, 1942 in Greensburg, a son of the late Harry B. and Lucinda (Mull) Armbrust. Doug was self-employed operating Armbrust Locksmith & Security.

He was a member of Linway Presbyterian Church, North Versailles, Shidle Lodge, No. 601, Free and Accepted Masons, Irwin, Syria Temple, Pittsburgh, where he was a member of the motor corps, the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Pittsburgh. He was a life member of Hartford Heights Volunteer Fire Department, and a social member of Larimer and Fairmont-Hahntown Fireman’s Clubs.

He was an Air Force veteran and a member of Hilltopper VFW Post, East McKeesport, and the AMVETS.

 
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Nick C. Coban

March 02, 2021 |

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

Nick Clarence Coban, age 90, of McKeesport, died February 28, 2021, at UPMC McKeesport. Born March 24, 1930, in Versailles Borough, he was the son of the late Anthony and Pauline (Selac) Coban and the husband of Eleanor (Holden) Coban for 66 beautiful years.

Nick retired from EQT as a crew leader and was a Korean War Army-Aircore Veteran. He was a member of the Eleventh Ward Club, Croatian Club in Versailles, and a former member of Sacred Heart Church. He was an avid tennis player and softball player all the way into his 80's. Nick was an outdoors-man and spent a lot of his time either in his garden growing tomatoes, hiking, fishing, or hunting.

 
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Helen Puskar

March 02, 2021 |

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

Helen Puskar, age 102 of Bluffton, SC and formerly of McKeesport, passed away on Saturday, February 27, 2021 in The Bloom at Bluffton.  Born November 5, 1918 in Duquesne, she was a daughter of the late George and Antoinette (Jakovak) Braun.  Helen was a member of Mary, Mother of God Parish - St. Patrick's Church, the CFU Lodge # 146 of Versailles, and its Ladies' and Pensioneers' Clubs.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Nicholas P. Puskar, who passed away March 24, 2004, and her siblings, Frank, George, and Milan Braun and Amelia Cox.  Helen is survived by her children George P. (Dr. Kathy) Puskar of Upper St. Clair, Nicholas T. (Donna) Puskar of White Oak, and Helen F. (Mike) Blevins of Hilton Head Island, SC; her grandchildren Doug (Kellie) Puskar, Lori (Jerrod) Crosby, Kristen (Casey) Holtzman, Ashley (Greg) James, and Stacey Zanardelli; her great-grandchildren Makenna and Nicholas Puskar, Gianna, Isabella, and Tessa Crosby, and Hallie, Marlee, and Derek Holtzman, and Brooks Zanardelli; and also nieces and nephews.

 
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Robert M. Morris

March 01, 2021 |

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

Robert M. Morris, 90, of North Huntingdon, passed peacefully on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021.

Bob is deeply missed by his wife of 57 years, Agnes (Minnaji) Morris, daughter Susan M. Morris and husband William H. Maruca, two cherished grandchildren Julia and Jack Maruca of Wexford, and son Greg Morris of Irwin.

Bob was born July 21, 1930 in Youngwood to the late John William and Stella May (Fox) Morris. Bob served in Company B, 179th Infantry Regiment of the US Army during the Korean Conflict, most notably the summer of 1953 campaign. He was a tractor trailer driver and very proud of his safe driving record with B&P Motor Freight and United Parcel Service. Bob was active with Teamsters Local 30 and served on various committees.

 
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Jeffrey Michael Kenders

March 01, 2021 |

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

Jeffrey Michael Kenders, 47, of Sutersville, passed away Sunday, February 28, 2021 at home. He was born April 27, 1973 in McKeesport and was the son of Susan S. (Schwirian) Kenders of Versailles and James M. Kenders, III, of Elizabeth Township.

Jeff worked at June Bug's in Sutersville. He loved music and playing his guitar. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Brandy Lynn (Boden) Kenders, sons, Evan James Kenders and Brandon Paul Kenders at home, sisters, Rachael Morgan of York and Lindsay (Stephen) O'Brien of Bethlehem, mother-in-law, Elizabeth Boden, nephew, Rory C. O'Brien, cousins, aunts uncles and many friends.

 
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Donald Clark Robbins

March 01, 2021 |

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

Donald Clark Robbins, 84, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, February 27th, 2021 with his wife Christine M. Robbins by his side. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leete Robbins and Dorothy Clark Robbins. He is also survived by his stepdaughters, Melissa Meredith McLeod of Sarasota, Florida and Heather Amanda Black of Franklin, Tennessee as well as his brother, Richard Leete Robbins of Palm Beach, Florida.

 
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Barbara Penman

March 01, 2021 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Barbara Anne Perichak Penman, 79 of Glassport formerly of White Oak, passed away on Friday February 26th, 2021 at her home. She was born in Braddock on July 31st, 1941 to the late Martin and Anne Ragan Perichak. Barbara was the loving wife of forty-eight years to the late James Penman.

She is survived by her children James T. Penman of Davidson N.C, William N. Penman of Tampa FL, Donald M. (Stacy) Penman of McKeesport, Robert M. (Yvonne) Penman of Glassport, and Lisa A. (Shawn) Pendzich of Pittsburgh, her sister Juanita McFeeters of Franklinville N.J. and niece Martie Campbell, and many grandchildren and some great grandchildren. Barbara graduated from Scott High School. She also attended CCAC and Duffs Business School.

Barbara worked early in her career as a dental assistant then transitioned into being a nurse’s aide for the elderly. She also enjoyed knitting, playing bingo, reading novels, gardening, and most of all cherishing her beloved stamp collection.

 
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Yvonne A. Leggett

March 01, 2021 |

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

Yvonne A. (Beadling) Leggett, age 73, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Sunday, February 28, 2021 at West Penn Hospital. She worked in the steel industry for the entirety of her working life, first at US Steel’s Irvin Works, and later for the United Steelworkers of America, from which she retired in 2008.

Although she was a hardworking and dedicated employee, she really thrived in retirement. When family members would occasionally complain about difficulties of their jobs, she was quick to remind them that she had already put in her years! Although never a woman of great wealth, she was exceedingly generous with all that she had, including her time. 

After retiring, she spent substantial time volunteering for the New Life Options organization, counseling — and befriending — young, scared, and mostly single new mothers. It brought her true joy to stand in as the mother that most of them never had and that all of them desperately needed.

Throughout her life, she was lightning quick to befriend just about everyone she came into contact with. Her kindness and overt friendliness were legendary. She made it a point to learn as much as possible from everyone regardless of who they were or how direct her connection was with them. 

Rare was the occasion when she would meet a stranger on the bus without learning who they were, where they lived, and who their family members were prior to reaching her stop. Yvonne truly believed in the power of kindness and she lived that belief every day of her life. She had a deep understanding of the struggles of life that each of us face and that understanding guided her behavior. She didn’t need to consciously decide to be that way; it was natural. She truly personified empathy and kindness.

 
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Vincent T. Grace

March 01, 2021 |

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

Vincent T. Grace, age 95 of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Saturday, February 27, 2021 in the VA HHS, H.J. Heinz Campus in Aspinwall. 

Born November 24, 1925 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Anthony and Mary (Lawrence) Grace.  A retired welder at US Steel's Christy Park Works in McKeesport and a US Army Veteran of the Korean War, Vincent was a member of the First Evangelical Free Church in McKeesport.  He is survived by his wife Luana Mae (Sutton) Grace; his children Gary (Carol) Grace of Versailles, Mark Grace of Cranberry, and Wendy Bird of Martinsburg, WV; his grandchildren: Jeff, Matt, Benjamin, Brady, and Jared Grace, Kristin cBellavance, and Vincent, Justin, and Ryan Bird; his eight great-grandchildren; his sister Rosalind Kivela of Connecticut; and also nieces and nephews.  

 
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Joel Santille

March 01, 2021 |

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

Joel Santille, age 63 of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Friday, February 26, 2021 in The Grove at Latrobe.  Born February 25, 1958 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Louis A. and Sophia (Bidula) Santille.  A member of Mary, Mother of God Parish - St. Patrick's Church in McKeesport, Joel is survived by his aunt Shirley Zak and cousins.

 
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Ronald M. Sutton

March 01, 2021 |

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

Ronald M. Sutton, age 92, of Floreffe, passed away on Sunday, February 28, 2021 at Jefferson Hills Rehabilitation and Wellness Center. He retired as a truck driver for Mon River Supply in West Elizabeth and was a former employee of Firth Sterling in McKeesport.

Born December 3, 1928 in Elizabeth, he was a son of the late Clarence and Helen (Frye) Sutton and husband of the late Angela M. (Fazio) Sutton.

He is survived by his daughter, Janet (Joseph) Bonacci of Elizabeth Twp.; son, John (Marty) Sutton of Butler; stepdaughter, Dana Biles of Elrama; grandchildren, Maria Bonacci, John David Sutton and Meagan Knapp; step-grandchildren, Ed Barrickman, Donna Bleil, Paula Rende, Darlene Jeffers and Daniel Biles; great-grandchildren including Brooklyn; brother, Howard Sutton of West Newton; also, nieces and nephews.

 
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Marianne Luczak

February 28, 2021 |

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

Marianne Luczak, passed away suddenly on February 27, 2021. Born on December 14, 1948, she was the daughter of the late John and Anna (Pacinda) Hrichak. She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and especially her great grandchildren, Grayson and Teagan. She enjoyed shopping, gardening, swimming, volunteering for various local organizations and a variety of hobbies.

She was a former employee of Brooks Armored Car, where she was a money counter, and also worked at Walmart, West Mifflin, in the Bakery and Deli Department.

She is survived by children, Renee’ (Kenneth) Konias of Dravosburg, Dawn (Michael) Woods of Elizabeth, Denise Luczak of West Mifflin, and Dennis (Kathy) Luczak of West Mifflin; Grandchildren, Christina (Zachary) Thomas, Kenneth J. Konias Jr. and Damian Luczak; Great Grandchildren, Grayson and Teagan Thomas.

 
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