Louise E. Weimer

December 31, 2018 |

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

Louise E. Weimer, age 92, of McKeesport, died December 23, 2018. She was born in McKeesport on August 16, 1926 and is the daughter of the late Michael and Mary Chepuran Brletic, and wife of the late Edward Vincent Patrick Weimer, former McKeesport police officer.

 

 
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William C. Mayhugh

December 31, 2018 |

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

William C. Mayhugh, age 77, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Monday, December 31, 2018 at Monongahela Valley Hospital. An Army veteran during the Vietnam War, he was a retired steelworker at U.S. Steel Clairton Works and a member of Round Hill Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth Twp. A devoted husband and grandfather, he enjoyed working on cars and model trains and relaxing on the back porch listening to music and enjoying life. 

 
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Raymond Andrew Hvasta

December 31, 2018 |

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

Raymond Andrew Hvasta, 80, of Duquesne, died peacefully, Sunday, December 30, 2018 at Home. Born May 26, 1938, in Munhall, he was the son of the late Andrew and Helen (Repko) Hvasta. Mr. Hvasta was a retired U.S. Steel employee of the 100 inch mill, Homestead Works, an Usher in Holy Trinity Church, and  a proud U.S. Air Force veteran.. He was the beloved husband of Virginia (Miller) Hvasta, he is also survived by a daughter, Valerie (Paul) Lyle; two sons, Vincent and Raymond (Theresa) Hvasta; two grandsons, Max and Jacob Hvasta; and two granddaughters, Katie and Emme Lyle.  He was also preceded in death by a brother, Richard Hvasta.

 
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Irma Colaguori

December 31, 2018 |

Published By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Irma Colaguori, 75, of Bridgeville, formerly of McKeesport, passed away on December 29, 2018. Loving wife of the late Vincent Colaguori. Sister of Lina Colavecchia. Dear aunt of Anthony (Faye) Colavecchia and Bruno (Debbie) Colavecchia. Great-aunt of Nicole (Dan) Taylor, Lisa Colavecchia, Joe (Brooke) Colavecchia, Matthew (Lindsey) Colavecchia and Michael (Chelsie) Colavecchia. She is the great-great-aunt of nine nieces and nephews. Arrangements by BEINHAUER-FRYER.

 
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Gertrude B. (Styk) McCue

December 31, 2018 |

Published By Ott Funeral Home Inc. | Posted in: Joseph F. Ott Funeral Home

of North Huntingdon died Sunday December 30, 2018 at her home.

 
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Mark Lee Jordan

December 30, 2018 |

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

Mark Lee Jordan, age 63, of McKeesport died on December 29, 2018. He was born in McKeesport on April 15, 1955 and is the son of James Joseph and the late Ardythe June Soult Jordan. He was the owner of Mark Jordan Auto Sales in McKeesport for many years.

 
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Douglas Keith Roberts

December 30, 2018 |

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

Douglas Keith Roberts, 64, of Manor, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, December 25, 2018. He was born January 15, 1954 in Pittsburgh, a son of late William and Virginia (Walder) Roberts. Doug was a 1971 graduate of Norwin High School where he was an all-star wrestler and was later inducted into the Norwin Hall of Fame. Prior to his retirement he was a member of the Operating Engineers Local 66. Doug will be remembered for his patience, good sense of humor, and quick wit. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Jeffrey; and father in-law Dennis Hearn. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of over 40 years Gayle (Hearn) Roberts; the proud father of daughters Desha (Tony) Matthews of Greensburg and Kensee (William) Lusebrink of Irwin; granddaughters that were the joy of his life Reese and Rilynn Matthews; his brother Greg (Darlene) Roberts of North Huntingdon; his sister Barb Roberts of Ohio; mother in-law Janet Hearn; sisters in-law Sandy Jones, Debbie (Dale) Robinson, Kim (Jeff) Mayer, and Julie (John) Gurowski; and numerous nieces and nephews.
 
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Clifford E. Denton Jr.

December 30, 2018 |

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

Clifford E. Denton Jr., age 91, of North Versailles, formerly of Harrisburg, passed away Monday, December 24, 2018. He was born July 11, 1927 in New York City, a son of the late Clifford and Sharon (Fogarty) Denton. He served in the Marines during World War II and started his career in the newspaper business working for the New York Daily News. He was bureau chief for Stars and Stripes in Saigon during the Vietnam War and afterwards spent many years living in Japan. After retiring from the newspaper industry, he worked in the Department of Aging for the State of Pennsylvania. He loved sailing, playing the piano and sharing stories with friends and loved ones.
 
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William T. Snodgrass

December 30, 2018 |

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

William T. Snodgrass, 77, of North Huntingdon, died Wednesday December 26, 2018. He was born February 25, 1941 in Waynesburg, a son of the late Raymond E. and Erna (Morgan) Snodgrass and was also preceded in death by a brother Raymond “Eddie” Snodgrass. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Kathy (Hughes) Snodgrass; three children, Allen (Beth) Snodgrass of Royersford, Susan (Mark) Petti of Margate City, NJ, and Jeremy (Julie) Snodgrass of Wilmington, NC; six beloved grandchildren, Bethany, Zachary, Morgan, Rachael, Jessica, and Jayden; and a sister Lovella Burns of Waynesburg. Bill was a 1959 graduate of Waynesburg High School and a 1963 graduate of Waynesburg College. He taught Science in the Penn Hills School district for 30 years, retired, and continued his teaching career at St. Colman School in Turtle Creek for 12 years. He was an avid wrestler in both high school and college and officiated wrestling in the WPIAL for many years.
 
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Louis Hutsko

December 29, 2018 |

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

Louis Hutsko, age 81 of North Versailles passed on to his heavenly reward, surrounded by his family, on Friday, December 28, 2018. He was born March 13, 1937 in McKeesport, the son of the late Peter and Mary Agnes Tassone Hutsko, and is the husband of the late Lois Jean Duncan Hutsko.

He was an electrician and worked for National Tube and then retired from Motor Coils Manufacturing in Braddock. He was a minister for The Church of Jesus Christ, Glassport, a member of United Steel Workers Local 1408, and the Renzie Seniors. He also enjoyed getting together with his long-time friends in the McKeesport area. His greatest joy was spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Louis is survived by his daughters, Susan (Donald) Romano of White Oak, Donna (the late Joseph) Prizner of North Versailles, son, Timothy Hutsko of Cranberry Twp.; grandchildren, Jason (Kimberly), Ryan (Kristen), Natalie (Anthony), Joseph IV, Kelsie and Shon; great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Piper Leia, Katalina, Aurora “Rory”; brother, Peter (Jolene) Hutsko, Jr. of Ocala, Florida.

 
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Mark Johnston Guffey

December 29, 2018 |

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

Mark Johnston Guffey, Sr., age 59, of Greensburg, formerly of White Oak, died Thursday, December 27, 2018.  He was born in McKeesport on October 6, 1959 and is the son of Ann Johnston of North Huntingdon and Earle (Dee) Guffey of Naples, Florida. He is a 1978 graduate of McKeesport Area School District and a very proud alumni of Penn State University.  He was a season ticket holder of the Pittsburgh Steelers and was a co-owner of Johnston the Florist.  In his spare time, he enjoyed water and snow skiing, riding motorcycles, and keeping acres and acres of grass manicured like a golf course.

 

 
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John C. Sowa

December 29, 2018 |

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

John C. Sowa, age 91, of White Oak, died December 28, 2018, at his home.  Born October 7, 1927, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Mitro and Emilia (Volota) Sowa.

 
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Shanon Edward Davis "Doo Man" Williams

December 28, 2018 |

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

Shanon Edward Davis "Doo Man" Williams, age 23, of McKeesport, died December 23, 2018, in Homewood. Born March 20, 1995, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Washie Davis Williams, III and Sharyl L. Vavra.

 
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Lois J. Nirschel

December 28, 2018 |

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

Lois J. Nirschel, age 87, of Pittsburgh, formerly of Mount Washington, died December 21, 2018, at Reformed Presbyterian Home.  Born August 15, 1931, in Pittsburgh, she was a daughter of the late Roy and Anna (McGrath) Baxendell and the wife of the late Carl X. Nirschel.

 
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Katherine E. Johnson

December 28, 2018 |

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

Katherine E. “Cassie” Johnson, age 96, of Lincoln Borough, passed away peacefully at home and went home to be with the Lord on Monday, December 24, 2018. As a retired employee of the South Hills Health System/Jefferson Hospital, and as one of the original Girl Scout leaders in Lincoln Borough, she was loved by many. She was a member of Elizabeth United Methodist Church, a former member of the Lincoln Borough Mother’s Club, and was a Navy Wave veteran of World War II. She was an avid gardener and nature lover. 

 
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Evelyn Gloria Miller

December 28, 2018 |

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

Evelyn Gloria Miller, 87, of Buena Vista, passed away Thursday, December  27, 2018. She was born May 25, 1931 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late  Steven and Mary (Toth) Martonyak.  She was the wife of the late Ralph A. Miller, who passed away November 7, 2014. They were married for 63 years. Evelyn was a member of the former Holy Trinity Church in McKeesport. She loved to cook and bake and was a great 10 pin bowler.  She was an avid card player, enjoying poker and pinochle. She also enjoyed Bingo and Pittsburgh Penguins Hockey.

 
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Charles D. "Jake" Barnes

December 28, 2018 |

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

CHARLES D. "JAKE" BARNES age 97 of West Mifflin on December 26, 2018 at home. He was a son of the late Charles C. and Laura (Watkins) Barnes. Jake was retired from US Steel Homestead Works, 100 inch mill with 40 years service. He was a member of St. Agnes Church, West Mifflin. He enjoyed tinkering, gardening and going to flea markets. Jake was a very humble person and believed in treating everyone as he would like to be treated. He proudly served his country in the Army Air Corp. during WWII. Beloved husband of the late Susan "Sue" (Manns) Barnes for 70 years; father of Terry L. (Doris) Barnes of Findlay, OH, Sandy (late Paul) Mancini of Kinsman, OH, Dorsey (Tom) Solich of Howland, OH, Carol (Jim) Howard of West Mifflin, Sheryl (Ed) Eichenlaub of Bethel Park and Sue Muha of West Mifflin; also 16 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; brother of Lois Jean (the late Russ) Hunter of Union City, PA, the late Robert (late Rita) Barnes, late Lewis (late Kathleen) Barnes and the late Virginia Barnes. Visitation on Friday, December 28, 2018 from 3-8 p.m. and Saturday 10:30 a.m. - noon at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, PA 412-466-3300 where his funeral services will be held at noon. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Mifflin with military honors. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to one's favorite charity.

 

Sheila H. (Holahan) Hamar

December 28, 2018 |

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

SHEILA H. (HOLAHAN) HAMAR age 85 of West Mifflin on December 27, 2018 She was a daughter of the late John and Mary (White) Holahan; Sheila was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church and was a member of St. Francis Academy Alumni Association and a member of the Riverview Mothers Club. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert J. "Chip" Hamar for 49 years; mother of Maureen (Dr. Thomas) Reilly of Mooresville, NC, Roberta (Donald) Baker of Dormont, Sandra Hamar of Brentwood, James R. Hamar of West Mifflin, Judith Hamar of West Mifflin, John H. (Rebecca) Hamar of Baldwin, Jospeh A. (Sherri) Hamar of West Mifflin, Eugene A. (Dee) Hamar of West Mifflin, Jeffrey (Laurie) Hamar of Brackney, PA, Sheila (Chris) Radovic of West Mifflin, Patricia (Earl) Anderson of Seattle, WA and Karen (Skip) Williams of West Mifflin; also 15 grandchildren; sister of Judith Holahan of Mt. Lebanon and the late Maureen (late Eugene) Dibble. Visitation on Friday, December 28, 2018 from 2:-30 -4:30 p.m. and 5:30 - 8 p.m., at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne 412-466-3300 where a Panahida service will be held on Saturday, 9 a.m., in the funeral home. Followed by Office of Christian Burial at 9:30 at Sts. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, Duquesne. Rev. John Cuccaro officiating. Burial will be in the Parish Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Research Hospital.

 

Lloyd A. Huston

December 27, 2018 |

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

Lloyd A. Huston, 93, of Elizabeth Township, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 26, 2018. He was born May 13, 1925 in Kokomo, IN, and was the son of the late Leroy Rex and Lola (DeWitt) Huston. He was the husband of the late Evalyn Lucille (Rose) Huston who passed away September 30, 2015. He attended Round Hill Presbyterian Church and was a member of the Elizabeth Forward Community Chorus. He was also a member of a Barbershop Chorus in Ohio. He is survived by nieces and nephews.

 
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Kathy M. Nicholson

December 27, 2018 |

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

Kathy M. Nicholson, age 72, of Dravosburg, died December 27, 2018, at home. Born December 3, 1946, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Gertrude (Denne) Laban and the wife of Bruce A. Nicholson, for 44 years.

 
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Robert Sago

December 26, 2018 |

Published By Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home | Posted in: Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home

Robert Sago, 77, of Corvallis, Montana passed away on December 20, 2018 at Marcus Daly Hospice. He was born on January 31, 1941 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania to Edward George and Julia Anchak Sago.

Bob was most likely known through his employment at the local feed store.  He started when it was known as Peavey, then it became Lake Milling before it became Lakeland Feed.  To his customers, he was affectionately known as “Big Bob” or “Chicken Bob”.  It did not seem to matter if you were in the market for chicks, he seemed to convince you that you needed a dozen or more by the time you left.

Bob also loved hunting and fishing with his son Ed and his grandson Kaleb.  He enjoyed classic Mopars and attending car shows in the Spokane Valley. He also enjoyed sitting in the garden watering his plants.

Robert is preceded in death by his parents and daughter Roberta Sago.

Robert is survived by his wife Dolores, daughter Rebecca, son Ed, grandson Kaleb (Brittany), great granddaughter Lennon and great grandson Matthew.

 
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Minerva Gongaware

December 26, 2018 |

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

Minerva Gongaware, 94, of Poland Ohio, formerly of North Huntingdon died December 26, 2018 in Poland Ohio.  She was born April 3, 1924 in Greensburg, a daughter of the late George Chalmers and Irene (Fulmer) Shoemaker.  Minerva was a member of Boardman Methodist Church.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Gongaware in 2002; and grandson, Timothy Gongaware.  She is survived by her sons, Ty Gongaware and his wife, Gail, Gary Gongaware and his wife, Wendy; brother, Ed Shoemaker; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Friday  from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment in Brush Creek Cemetery.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

James H. "Jim" Ramsey, Jr.

December 26, 2018 |

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

James Herrington "Jim"  Ramsey, Jr., 78, of Boston, passed away Tuesday, December 25, 2018.  He was born September 8, 1940 in Braddock and was the son of the late James Herrington Ramsey Sr. and Virginia Appell Ramsey. Jim was a graduate of PIA and loved planes, going for walks at Mingo Creek Park and small game hunting with his brother, Duke.   He worked for the former Mackintosh Hemphill Company for many years and would later retire from the produce department at  Giant Eagle at the Homestead Waterfront. Jim was an avid shooter and a proud NRA Benefactor and a member of the Clairton Sportsman Club. He was also an assistant scout master with boy scout troop 99, a former Elder in The Buena Vista Presbyterian Church, the first assistant Chief of the former Boston Vol. Fire Co, as well as fire police for Elizabeth Township,  and a life member of the Greenock Vol. Fire Co.

 
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Edward J. Werner

December 26, 2018 |

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

Edward J. Werner, age 47, of McKeesport, formerly of Pittsburgh, died December 20, 2018, at home. Born March 10, 1971, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late Edward Karl and Gilberta Ann (Young) Werner and the husband of Danielle (Templeton) Werner.

 
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Chester R. Iwanowski

December 26, 2018 |

Published By Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Chester R. Iwanowski, 98, died Sunday December 23, 2018. He was the son of the late Raymond and Martha (Pater) Iwanowski and beloved husband of the late Margaret Petro. He is survived  by brother Joseph (Mary Anne) Iwanowski; sister Barbara "Babe" (Robert) Yanosko; dear friend and companion Vi Mihalich; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by son Ronald; brothers Edward, Bob, and Raymond; and sisters Edna, Gertie, Louise and Dolores. Chester was a member of Queen of the Rosary Parish and was an avid bowler and semi-pro catcher. Friends received Friday 4-8pm at the Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport. A funeral mass will be held Saturday 10am at Queen of the Rosary Parish with Father Miroslaus Wojcicki. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Gallagher Foundation 1370 Washington Pike Suite 401B Bridgeville PA 15017.

 

ROBERT G. "BOBBY" ESTOK

December 26, 2018 |

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

ROBERT G. "BOBBY" ESTOK age 67, of West Mifflin, on December 22, 2018, at home. Bobby was a son of Margaret (Prokay) Estok of West Mifflin and the late George Estok. He was a retired craneman from U.S. Steel Irvin Works and a member of St. Joseph Church, Duquesne. He enjoyed reading, photography, music, and golf. He proudly served his country in the Army during the Vietnam war. Besides his mother, he is survived by his brother, Kenneth (Ann) Estok of Dravosburg; uncle of Andrew (girlfriend, Robin Ferko) Estok of Munhall and Christian Estok at home; also numerous cousins. Visitation on Friday, December 28, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, (412) 466-3300, where his blessing service will be held at 1 p.m., Rev. Thomas Lewandowski officiating. Burial will be at St Joseph Cemetery, West Mifflin with military honors.

 
 

Joseph Anthony Stinson

December 25, 2018 |

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

Joseph Anthony Stinson, 85, of Christy Park, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, December 24, 2018. He was born January 18, 1933 in Dravosburg and was the son of the late Raymond and Geniveve (Redding) Stinson. He was the loving husband of the late Charlane M. (Fritz) Stinson who passed away December 31, 1998. He was a member of Corpus Christi Parish and the Holy Name Society there. He was also a member of White Oak American Legion Post 701. Joseph was a US Army Veteran and served during the Korean War. He was retired from US Steel Clairton Works. He is survived by his daughters, JoAnn (Gary Traczynski) Stinson of McKeesport, Monica (Rob Weimer of White Oak) Kushner of Port Vue, Susan (Robert) Rajcsok of White Oak and Colleen (Gerard) Whitney of North Huntingdon, grandchildren, Joseph Stinson, Katie (Conny) Molander, Alex Rajcsok, Kevin (Nicole Elias) Kushner, Shannon Mosqueda, Rachel Rajcsok, Sara Stinson, and Shain Mosqueda, great-grandchildren, Jayce, Caleb, Sophia, and Owen, sister, Mary Schmidt of Level Green, and nieces and nephews.

 
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Walter S. Miller

December 24, 2018 |

Published By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

Walter S. Miller, 90, of McKeesport, died Monday, December 24, 2018 at Manor Care of Peters Township.  Born in Greensburg, September 13, 1928, he was the son of the late Emerson and Florence Swauger Miller.  Husband of the late Clara A. Lazar Miller, he is survived by his daughters, Clara A. Miller of McKeesport and Donna (Don) Kovac of Hickory, PA, 3 grandchildren, 2 great granddaughters, sisters, Dorothy Lesawsky and Callie Boyle, and his brother, Russell Miller.  He was preceded in death by sisters Margaret Derkas and Rachel McWilliams.  He was a baker at the former Balsamo’s and the former Guentert’s Bakery in Braddock, was a former member of St. Peter’s Church and the 11th Ward Club, and was a US Army veteran of the Korean War.  A memorial service will be held Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 11:00 AM in the Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132.  Private interment will take place in McKeesport and Versailles Cemetery.

 

Jeremy R. Baker

December 24, 2018 |

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

Jeremy R. Baker, 36, of Clairton passed away on December 23, 2018 at home. He was born July 7, 1982 in Greenville, PA to Gary and the late Ellen Baker. Jeremy worked as a truck driver for Waste Management. Jeremy is survived by his wife Nicole (Sopko) Baker; children Katrina, Jeremiah, Alaina Baker; his father Gary Baker Sr. of Meadville; brothers Mike Mumford of Cochranton, PA and Jason Baker of Kuwait; mother in law Marie Sopko of Clairton; Aunts Rebecca Shoemaker and Amy Garbart. Services for Jeremy will be private. Memorials may be made to the Jeremy R. Baker Family Fund in care of “Go Fund Me”.

 

Your Support Means Everything to Us

December 24, 2018 |

Published By Administrator | Posted in: General Information

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Michael Angelo Iannace

December 24, 2018 |

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

Michael Angelo Iannace, 57, from Irwin, PA, sadly passed away Thursday, December 6, 2018. Mike was the Controller and Purchasing Manager for Lexport LLC, an import/export company that he owned with his wife Lety. When Mike retired from the Nuclear Division of Westinghouse a few years ago, he was asked to continue to work as an independent contractor when they needed him for special projects. He previously was the owner/operator of Ianno’s Pizza in Port Vue and worked at Kopp Glass in Swissvale for 14 years. Mike enjoyed golfing, bowling and spending time traveling the world on many family vacations and on business trips with his wife. Mike played in a senior softball league in Irwin.
 
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Shirley A. Barnes

December 24, 2018 |

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

Shirley Ann (Caulfield) Barnes, age 86 of Versailles, passed away Saturday, December 22, 2018 in Concordia of Monroeville where she resided.  She was born February 21 1932 in McKeesport to the late Richard J. and Margaret C. (McCarren) Caulfield and was a graduate of McKeesport High School.  Afterwards, Shirley worked as a secretary for Fisher Body of West Mifflin until her marriage.  When her children were grown, she worked for the McKeesport Chamber of commerce.  Shirley always worked tirelessly at home for her family.  She was an avid sewer and quilter and she and her daughter Susan belonged to a local quilting club and enjoyed making quilts and blankets for those in need.  She was a skilled seamstress who made beautiful clothing and other items for her family.  She also baked delicious bread and canned fruits and vegetables from her large garden and fruit trees. 

 
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Dorothy Joanne Hitchens

December 23, 2018 |

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

Dorothy Joanne Hitchens, age 78, of North Huntingdon, died on December 22, 2018.  She was born in McKeesport on March 28, 1940 and is the daughter of the late John B. and Anna C. Peterson Wood.

 

 
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Paul A. Najim

December 23, 2018 |

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

Paul A. Najim, 85, of North Huntingdon, passed away Saturday, December 22, 2018.  He was born October 23, 1933 in New Bedford, MA, a son of the late Mabob and Jamelle Najim.  Prior to his retirement, Paul was a systems analyst for Westinghouse Bettis with 49 years of service and was a veteran of the US Army.  He was a devoted Catholic and member of St. Agnes Parish, and enjoyed exercising at Anytime Fitness, target shooting at the range, playing cards and backgammon and was a lifetime learner.  He was a loving, caring and generous husband and father.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Raymond Najim; and sister, Marion Curka.  He is survived by his loving wife, Olga Najim; sons, David Najim and his wife, Kathy, Robert Najim; daughters, Lisa Najim and her husband, Robert Tewell Jr., Lydia Sellers and her husband, Gerald; sister, Elizabeth Najim; grandchildren, Jessica, Erica, Robert, Ezekiel, Liliana and Luke; nephew, Peter Curka and his wife, Jackie.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Wednesday from 9-9:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10 a.m. in St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon.  Donations may be made to a veterans charity of your choice in memory of Paul.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

George W. Garner

December 23, 2018 |

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

George W. Garner, age 69, of McKeesport died on Saturday, December 22, 2018. He was born in McKeesport on May 26, 1949 and is the son of the late George and Erma Ruth Anderson Garner. He retired as a Port Authority driver after 19 years. He enjoyed toy trains and attending train shows.

 
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Carl S. Magdic

December 23, 2018 |

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

Carl S. Magdic, 72, of North Huntingdon, passed away Sunday, December 23, 2018.  He was born November 17, 1946 in McKeesport, a son of the late Francis and Agnes (Novotnak) Magdic.  Prior to his retirement, Carl was a math teacher for Wilkinsburg High School and an active member of St. Stephen's Byzantine Catholic Church.  He was a WPIAL swimming official and enjoyed fishing, model trains and Slivovitz.  He is survived by his wife, Helen Yaksic Magdic; daughters, Ann Petteway, and her husband, Drew, and Mary Magdic; brother, Robert (Mae) Magdic; sister, Lori (Mark) Pollock; grandchildren, Elizabeth, Rebecca and Alexander.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.  A Parastas will take place at 3 p.m.  A funeral liturgy will be held on Friday at 10 a.m. in St. Stephen's Byzantine Catholic Church.  PLEASE GO DIRECTLY TO THE CHURCH.   Interment to follow in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Irwin, PA.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Catholic Charities of Greensburg.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 

Samuel J. Conyette

December 23, 2018 |

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

Samuel J. Conyette, 90, of Mount Pleasant, passed away peacefully on December 22, 2018. He was born October 4, 1928 in Mount Pleasant and was the son of the late Antonette Covone and was the husband of the late Eleanor J. (Ciampini) who died February 15, 2018. They were married for 64 years. Sam was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church and the VFW in Mount Pleasant. He was also a 50 year member of the Mount Pleasant Vol. Fire Department where he enjoyed working fish fry's and the fireman's fair and was formerly the Assistant Fire Chief. Sam was a US Army Veteran of WWII and was proprietor of the former Sammy's Pizza and The Dari Bar in Mount Pleasant.

 
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Ruth Irene Finney

December 22, 2018 |

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

Ruth Irene Finney, 95, of McKeesport , passed away Saturday, December 22, 2018. She was born November 19, 1923 in Clearfield and was the daughter of the late Wallace O. and Minnie Catherine Maser Horner. She was the wife of the late Alfred M. Finney, who passed away October 24, 1984. She was a former member of Calvary Methodist Church in McKeesport. Ruth was an amazing homemaker who lived her life by the book. She loved her boys, her grandchildren and her friends and family.

 
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Bruce Paul

December 22, 2018 |

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

Bruce Paul, 75, of Greensburg, passed away Friday, December 21, 2018.  He was born April 26, 1943 in Herminie, a son of the late Anthony and Helen (Wrobel) Paul.  Prior to his retirement, Bruce had a lifetime career in education culminating in his position as the executive director of the Westmoreland Intermediate Unit, which provides a variety of services including those  for special needs students.  Bruce also presided over valet parking service at Westmoreland Country Club for over 30 years.  He enjoyed golfing, fishing, telling jokes, karaoke, and was an avid Duquesne Dukes basketball fan and Pittsburgh Pirates fan.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his infant son.  He is survived by his wife, Barbara Horner Paul; sons, Anthony (Jessica) Paul, Jeff (Jill) Horner; daughters, Stephanie (Kirk) Campellone, Jennifer (Dan) Miller, Deborah Horner (husband, Jason Meyers); brother, David "A.C" Paul; grandchildren, Maria, Declan, Brady, Griffin and Peyton; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA on Wednesday from 3-7 p.m. followed by a memorial service.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 

RobertaAnn "Bobbi" Sago

December 22, 2018 |

Published By Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Roberta Ann “Bobbi” Sago, 53 of Spearfish, SD passed away March 20th at the Spearfish Regional Hospital.
Bobbi was born May 16, 1964 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania the eldest of three children born to Robert and Dolores Sago.  The family participated in 4-H.  She was a Girl Scout and in high school participated in drama and speech team.  Bobbie was also in the Future Homemakers of America Group.  She graduated from Corvallis High School in 1982. 
Bobbi went to the University of Montana where she was a Journalism and English major.  On her summer break she worked two years in restaurants in Yellowstone National Park.  Her junior year she settled on Theater as her major and felt she should work in theatre.  Surely there were jobs a lot closer to Montana, but she ended up spending a summer theater season in Monmouth, Maine.  She graduated from the Theatre Program in December 1987.  She spent the spring on tour with the Montana Repertory.  After being on tour, she took a summer job in Spring Green, WI with the American Players Theatre.
In August 1988, she moved to Washington, DC to work for Arena Stage in the costume shop.  She lived in Alexandria, VA, spent the summer in Spring Green, WI and returned to Washington DC to work for the Washington Opera.  After two years she decided that she didn’t like looking for a job every three to nine months and left theater for “Security.”
Bobbi decided to go to graduate school and enrolled in the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, earning a Master’s Degree in Library Information Science.  While in school she worked part-time at George Washington University, the local branch of the Alexandria Public Library and at the Library of Congress paper conservation lab.
Bobbi became interested in Dance and was involved with the Contra Dance and later Scottish Country Dancing.  At this time, she also volunteered at the Carlyle House. Bobbi and her friend Jane, worked together at the Arena Stage doing house management, she was at the Kreeger Theatre.  While working there, tongue in cheek she would tell people, “I’m just doing this theater thing until I can break into  the Library business.”
She lived in DC for nearly 10 years before taking a job as the Manuscript Librarian at the University of Texas El Paso (UTEP) Library.  As an archivist, or manuscript librarian, she cared for ‘primary resources.’  In El Paso she started singing with the church choir at the St. Patrick’s Cathedral at 10 a.m. Mass.
On April 20, 2003 she accepted a position at the Special Collections Librarian / Archivist at Black Hills State University.  She was in charge of the Special Collections Department which contains two main research collections, the Leland D. Case Library for Western Historical Studies and the University Archives.  These are both research collections that contain many items that may be rare and unique.  In addition to helping patrons with their research, she was responsible for organizing and describing the manuscript collections.  Manuscript collections included things like family papers, papers of professional historians, records of organizations, and business records.  There were a number of other activities in her job but the one she liked the best was providing outreach for the collections.  Bobbi served on the Board of the West River History Conference.
She has co-authored four books for Arcadia Publishing, they are: Spearfish, Black Hills Gold Rush Towns, Black Hills National Forest: Harney Peak and the Historic Fire Lookout Towers, and Black Hills Gold Rush Towns II.  She also worked a few hours a week for a company called Spearfish Canyon Tours.
Bobbi recently got back into theater, this time on the acting side of things.  In 2007, she portrayed Mary (Mother) Jones in Out of Our Father’s House at the Matthew’s Opera House in Spearfish.  She also has performed in a Matthew’s Opera House event called, “Theater on the Run.”  She has portrayed a historic figure for several years on the Rose Hill Cemetery Walk.    Most recently she performed in, A funny Little Thing Called Love.  She was portrayed as two characters, Twyla and Nita.  She was surprised to be cast as Twyla, a stereotypical blond ‘bimbo’.  She was owned by two cats, Hercules and Achilles.
In December, Bobbi got a contract to co-author her fifth book for Arcadia publishing.  It’s titled Fort Meade: Peacekeeper of the Black Hills.  The topic is frontier Fort Meade, in Sturgis, South Dakota.  The book was due to come out in mid 2018.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Sago and Mr. and Mrs. John Merta.
Surviving include her father, Robert Sago; mother, Dee Sago; sister, Rebecca Lynn Sago; brother, Robert “Ed” Sago; nephew, Kaleb M. (Brittany) Sago; great niece, Lennon L. Sago and great nephew, Matthew R. Sago.
A Vigil Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Monday, March 26th at the Daly-Leach Chapel in Hamilton.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 27th at St. Francis Catholic Church in Hamilton with Father Jim Connor as celebrant.  Interment will follow at Riverview Cemetery in Hamilton. 
 

Raymond Regis Sherer

December 21, 2018 |

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

Raymond Regis Sherer, 96, of Greenock, passed away Friday, December 21, 2018. He was born October 13, 1922 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Francis M. and Anna (Wedel) Sherer. He was the husband of the late Rose Marie (King) Sherer who died November 7, 2013. Ray was a member of St. Patrick Parish in Christy Park, USW Local 1408, Elizabeth Township Senior Citizens, and AARP. He was a US Coast Guard Veteran serving during WWII.

 
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Marlene Hornfeck

December 21, 2018 |

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

Marlene (Piper) Hornfeck, age 82, of Tucson, AZ passed away on Monday, December 17, 2018 at Northwest Medical Center in Tucson. She retired as a probation officer for the City of Tucson and was a former business office manager at Horizon Southwest Nursing Facility. She was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Tucson where she was involved with the Marian Movement of Priests, a Lecturer, Sacristan, and the Bereavement and Extra Ordinary ministries. She was also extremely involved with St. Vincent DePaul. 

 
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Reverend Herman J. Wilson

December 21, 2018 |

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

The Reverend Herman J. Wilson, age 77, of McKeesport, died December 21, 2018, at home. Born July 16, 1941 in Robbins, TN, he was the son of the late Willie and Sarah (Kayak) Wilson and was the husband of Patricia "Pat" (Ward) Wilson.

 
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Jeff Paule

December 20, 2018 |

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

JEFF PAULE age 75 of West Mifflin on December 19, 2018. He was a son of the late John and Mildred "Pat" (Hatfield) Paule. He was a co owner of the former Paule's Lookout Restaurant in West Mifflin. He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Duquesne. Husband of Jill (Canavan) Paule; father of Jeff (Marissa) Paule of West Mifflin, Marc (Theresa) Paule of West Mifflin and the late Richard (surviving spouse, Wendy) Paule of Houston, TX; also six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; brother of Jake (Joanne) Paule of West Mifflin. There will be no visitation or services. Arrangements entrusted to MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, Duquesne 412-466-3300.

 

James M. Fawcett

December 20, 2018 |

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

James M. Fawcett, age 68 of McKeesport, died Wednesday, December 19, 2018. He was born in McKeesport September 14, 1950, the son of the late Morrell and Thora A. Roberts Fawcett. James served in the U. S. Marines during the Vietnam War and was the proprietor of James M. Fawcett Trucking and Excavating in White Oak, PA since 1970. He was an avid hunter and traveled the world hunting game of all kinds.

He is survived by his wife Debora Karnbauer Fawcett; sisters, Audrey (Edwin) Wojcik of Robinson Township, Tracey L. Cicci of White Oak; brother, William Fawcett of White Oak; step-children, TJ (Elyse) Werner of Port Vue, Rachael Werner of McKeesport, Kerri (Joe) Dugan of Jefferson Hills; granddaughter, Charli Elizabeth Werner.

Family and friends will be received on Saturday, December 22, 2018 from 4-8 pm and Sunday from 2- 8 pm at Strifflers of White Oak, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, Supervisor 412-678-6177). Service will be held Monday, 9:30 am at the funeral home with Rev. Charles Owston officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in McKeesport and Versailles Cemetery. Condolences may be made at www.strifflerfuneralhomes.com.

 

Vivian J. Leyh-Spiker

December 20, 2018 |

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

Vivian J. Leyh Spiker, 78, of North Huntingdon, passed away, Thursday, December 20, 2018. She was born August 20, 1940, a daughter of the late James and Amelia (Gulla) Henderson. Prior to her retirement, Vivian was a caregiver and a member of The Church in Sutersville. She enjoyed crocheting, baking and cooking. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Kenneth Leyh, and second husband, Thomas Spiker; and sister, Barbara. She is survived by her daughters, Julie Burk and her husband, Joseph, Melissa Crousey and her husband, Caleb, Emily Perz and her husband, Ryan; brothers, James (Diane) Henderson, David (Linda) Henderson; sister, Nora Henderson; and grandchildren, Joseph, Annaliese, Aryanna, Kaden, Preston, Elijah, Leah, Abigail and Karis. There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at The Church of Sutersville on Saturday, December 29 at 11 AM. Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

Marcia Lee “Honey” Walker

December 20, 2018 |

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

Marcia Lee “Honey” Walker, 70 of Clairton, Pennsylvania, passed away on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 in AHN Jefferson Hospital with her family by her side. She was born on January 24, 1948 in Steubenville, OH, daughter of the late Leroy L., Sr.  and Willa Mae Barber Thompson.  She was also preceded in death by sister, Clara Taulton and brothers, Leroy Thompson, Jr. and Cecil Holham.

 
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Ila B. "Jackie" Filotei

December 20, 2018 |

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

Ila B. "Jackie" Filotei, age 86, of McKeesport, died December 18, 2018, at UPMC McKeesport. Born February 15, 1932, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Calvin and Clarabelle (Knapton) Hunter and the wife of Frank A. Filotei, Sr., for over 65 years.

 
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Harry A. Temple

December 19, 2018 |

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

Harry A. Temple, age 82 of North Huntingdon and formerly of White Oak, passed away on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital in Greensburg.  Born March 25, 1936 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Sylvester and Gladys (Smart) Temple.  A retired machinist at US Steel National Tube Works in McKeesport, Harry was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in White Oak. 

 
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William J. Ebertshauser

December 19, 2018 |

Published By Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home | Posted in: Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home

William J. Ebertshauser, 83, of West Mifflin died Dec. 18, 2018.  He is the son of the late Henry F., Sr. and Claire (Henderson) Ebertshauser and husband of the late Linda Lou (Henry) Ebertshauser.  He is survived by his son William H. Ebertshauser and brother Henry F. Ebertshauser, Jr.; also nieces and nephews.  Bill was a retired branch bank manager for Union National Bank for over 30 years.  Brother Ebertshauser, a Past Most Wide Master of the Pittsburgh Chapter of Rose Croix served the Valley in that capacity in 1984.  Following his tenure as Most Wise Master he was elected to the Board of Trustees in 1989.  During his service as Trustee of the Valley, he served as Chairman of the Budget Committee.  Bill became a member of the fraternity in 1958, joining Duquesne Lodge No. 731 where he served as Worshipful Master 3 times in 1962, 1981 and 1986. He served the 49th Masonic District as District Deputy Grand Master from 1970 to 1979.  In 1988 he was elected Secretary of his Lodge - a post he held through 2001.  In York Rite Masonry, he belonged to McKeesport Royal Arch Chapter and Duquesne Commandery.  He joined the Valley of Pittsburgh in 1962.  Bro. Ebertshauser was coroneted a Honorary Member of the Supreme Council, Sovereign Grand Inspector General 33 degree in 1991.  He has also received the DeMolay Honorary Legion of Honor.  He served in the US AirForce from 1954 to 1957 and was a former member of the United Methodist Church in Duquesne.  Friends received Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne, Thurs.  Dec. 27th from 6 to 8 and Fri. Dec. 28th from 2-4 and 6-8. A masonic service will be held Friday at 7:30pm.  A funeral service will be held Sat. 11:00 am in the funeral home.  Interment following Jefferson Memorial Park. A memorial luncheon will be held after interment at the Masonic Lodge 1200 Clonmell St, Duquesne PA 15110.

 

Timothy S. Nesiti Sr.

December 19, 2018 |

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

Timothy S. Nesiti Sr., 87, of West Mifflin, died peacefully, Monday, December 17, 2018 in Southwestern Veterans Center, Pittsburgh. Born April 7, 1931, in West Mifflin, he was the son of the late Stephan and Mary Nesiti. Mr. Nesiti was a retired yard master for Zeigler Lumber Company, Duquesne, a retired cashier for Monzak's Auto Service,  a proud U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, and an avid bluegrass musician playing guitar and singing lead vocals in several bands. His signature song was "Rattlesnake and Daddy" that can be heard on the Dixie Traveler's album FREE WHEELING. In his retirement, he liked to fish and sit in his cabana with a rub of snuff monitoring the neighborhood listening to bluegrass music. He was the beloved husband of the late Geraldine (Castro) Nesiti, he is survived by three loving sons, Timothy S.  Jr. (Lynda), Dana (Mary Ann), and James J. Sr. (the late Deena) Nesiti; two grandsons, James J. Jr., and Nicholas Nesiti, and several nieces.  

 
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William M. Vincent Sr.

December 19, 2018 |

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

William M. Vincent Sr., 94, of North Versailles, passed away Wednesday December 19, 2018.  He was born December 31, 1923 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Lewis M. and Marie B. (Young) Vincent and was also preceded in death by his wife of over 63 years, Mildred A. (Schwan) Vincent and a sister Mary Vincent.  Bill was a retired cost analysist for Westinghouse Electric Corp., East Pittsburgh for 42 years and a former tax associate for H & R Block for 38 years.  He was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, North Huntingdon, and at one time active with Boy Scout Troop #85.  He enjoyed square dancing, ballroom dancing and roller skating.  He is survived by his children Anne Marie (Craig) Mollon of NY, Mary Catherine (John) Harris of MD, William M. (Louise) Vincent Jr. of VA, and Jean L. (Thomas) Zelmore of Mt. Pleasant; his grandchildren William M. (Dariela) Vincent III, Mark (Ingrid) Harris, Kate (Nicholas) Block, and Cynthia Zelmore; and his great grandchildren William M. IV, Carmen, and Theodore Vincent.

 
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Brian L. Woodward

December 19, 2018 |

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

Brian L. Woodward, 54, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday December 17, 2018 at home surrounded by family. He was born September 9, 1964 in Pittsburgh, a son of Leo J. and Arlene A. (Sheroke) Woodward of Murrysville. Brian was an employee of Select Security, Morgantown, WV and a former employee of Firefighter Sales and Service, Cranberry Twp. He was an avid sports fan that loved the Pittsburgh Penguins and ocean fishing while on vacation. He is survived by his wife Victoria (Tkac) Woodward of North Huntingdon; daughters Emily (Ian) Troxell of Manor and Bailey A. Woodward of North Huntingdon; his sister Kim (Woodward) Treloar of Murrysville; father and mother in-law Paul and Susan Tkac; brothers in-law Chris Tkac and J.P. (Pam) Tkac; also nieces and nephews Luke and Leah Treloar.

 
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Sally L. (Phillips) Hawkins

December 19, 2018 |

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

Sally L. (Phillips) Hawkins, 91, of North Versailles, passed away Monday December 17, 2018, at home.  She was the wife of 56 years to the late Robert E. Hawkins; mother of Robert E. Hawkins of VA, Beverly Martinez of MI, and George C. Hawkins and Jay Cunningham both of North Versailles; grandmother of 5; great grandmother of 6; also a great great granddaughter and several nieces and nephews.  Sally was a 50 member of Linway United Presbyterian Church, Past Worthy Matron of Order of Eastern Star, Corinth Ch., Past Regent Queen of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Aliquippa Ch., and a member of the auxiliary of the China Burma India Veterans Association.

 
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Bernice McNeil

December 19, 2018 |

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Bernice (Twohig) McNeil, age 86, of Worcester, MA, and formerly of Forward Twp. passed away on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at Jefferson Hospital. She retired after many years as a clerk for the City of Worcester. A member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish in Clairton, she was an avid animal lover. She enjoyed going to the ocean and following New England sports teams. 

 
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Gayle Pauline Fitch

December 19, 2018 |

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

Gayle Pauline Fitch, 76, of McKeesport, died Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at Jefferson Hospital. She was born October 10, 1942 in Pittsburgh and was the daughter of the late Russell Orr  and Pauline Elizabeth Rusewicz Earl.  She was the wife  of  the late Orville Fitch. Gayle worked as a nurse's aid at Senior Care in McKeesport for many years and was a member of Christy Park United Methodist Church.  She was also a past member of the Eastern Star, Royal Neighbors and The Christy Park Senior Citizens. She was also an avid Pittsburgh Steelers and Penguins fan.

 
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Edgar Morris

December 18, 2018 |

Published By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

C. Edgar Morris, 76, of McKeesport, died Monday, December 17, 2018 at Monroeville Wellness and Rehabilitation Center, Monroeville.  Born in Masontown, PA, September 23, 1942, he was the son of the late George Lincoln and Edith Cinderella Wyland Morris. A retired foreman at WABCO, he later worked at and retired from Rice Enterprises.  Husband of the late Roberta Thomas Morris, he is survived by his sons, Bryan Morris of McKeesport and Shawn (Erin) Morris of McKeesport; 4 grandchildren, Shawn Paul Morris, Brennan Jayce Morris, Alexis Clawson, and Jessika Clawson; and is also survived by brothers and sisters.  Friends will be received in the Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 on Friday, December 21, 2018 from 12-3 and 5-8 PM.  A service will be held in the funeral home on Friday at 7 PM with the Rev. Jamal Lester officiating.

 

Marie Annette Blake (Weegie)

December 18, 2018 |

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

Marie Annette Blake (Weegie), 59 of McKeesport, Pennsylvania, passed away on Sunday, December 16, 2018 in UPMC McKeesport Hospital.

 
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Katherine V. Zeik

December 18, 2018 |

Published By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Katherine V. Zeik, 92, of Monroeville, PA, formerly of Glassport, died Monday, December 17, 2018.  She was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Gojtan) Korenic of White Oak.  She was the beloved wife of Louis E. Zeik who preceded her in death in 2013.  She was the loving mother of Kevin L. (Patricia) Zeik, of Irwin, Brian E. (Lynn) Zeik, of Monroeville, and Douglas B. (Lisa) Zeik, of Cincinnati; grandmother of Corey, Samuel and Tyler. She was preceded in death by brothers George, Edward, John and Joseph and sister, Helen Kincel. She was the very proud Aunt of many nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews. Katie worked at United States Steel Corporation National Tube Works until her full time job became raising three boys and caring for a hard working husband.    She selflessly devoted her entire life to taking care of family and friends. She was a member of Queen of the Rosary Church in Glassport and then St. Bernadette Church in Monroeville. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8pm Wednesday at the WOJCIECHOWSKI FUNERAL HOME, in Glassport. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Bernadette Church with the Reverend Tony Gargotta. Interment following New St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles.  In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to a local animal shelter.

 

Patricia Mathews

December 17, 2018 |

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

Patricia Mathews, age 64, of White Oak, died Monday, December 17, 2018.  She was born September 15, 1954 in McKeesport, the daughter of the late Wayne Sr. and Rose Topolnak Paxon, and wife of the late Carl Van Mathews. She enjoyed riding motorcycles, working with ceramics, beading, collecting Indian statues and many other crafts.  She loved spending time with her family and Christmas was known to be her favorite holiday.

 
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Ernest Segady, Sr.

December 17, 2018 |

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

Ernest Segady, Sr., 71, of McKeesport, passed away Sunday, December 16, 2018 at home. He was born April 14, 1947 in McKeesport and was the son of the late William and Gizella (Ficsori) Segady. Ernest was a retired clerk  at the McKeesport Post Office, was a member of The Elizabeth Township Ex Servicemen's Association and loved his cars. He is survived by his son, Ernest (Meri) Segady, Jr., of White Oak, daughters, Shari (David) LaCivita of  North Huntingdon  and Michelle LaRue of Dravosburg 10 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, as well as nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Zachary E. Segady, who passed away March 10, 2018.  There is no visitation. Private Burial will take place in Mount Vernon Cemetery, McKeesport. Arrangements are by the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 1638 Lincoln Way, White Oak (412) 672-6322 Troy J. Gilbert, Director. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 

Tony Bocetti

December 17, 2018 |

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

Tony Bocetti, age 95, of McKeesport and Forward Twp., passed away on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at home. He retired as a manager for R.E.A. Express in Pittsburgh. An Army veteran serving during World War II, he took part in the Normandy Invasion. He was a former member of the White Oak American Legion, Croatian Fraternal Union #146 of Versailles, Versailles VFW and Versailles AARP, and a former volunteer at the McKeesport Food Bank. 

 
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John A. Kovac

December 17, 2018 |

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

John A. “Wacky” Kovac, age 78 of McKeesport, died Friday, December 14, 2018. He was born in Port Vue on February 5, 1940 and is the son of the late Andrew R. and Kathryn Krivonak Kovac. John served in the U. S. Army during the Viet Nam War and was a self-employed painting contractor. He was a member of the PNA Lodge 352 in McKeesport and formerly the Port Vue Golf League.

He is survived by his son, Brent E. (Stephanie) Kovac of Port Vue; grandchildren, Carrington and Ryker Kovac; sister, Audrey (Thomas P.) Catanzaro of Glassport; nieces, Kim (Tony) Dunn-Ruccio of McKeesport, Toni (Will Hodnik) Brundage of Port Vue, Sandy (John Sanford) Catanzaro of Glassport; and nephew, Thomas A. Catanzaro of Glassport.

 
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Mary Ann (Beam) Markle

December 16, 2018 |

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

Mary Ann (Beam) Markle age 70, of Pittsburgh, formerly of West Mifflin and Dravosburg, on December 15, 2018. She was a daughter of the late Daniel and Marie C. (Lynn) Beam. Mary Ann was a retired bank operator-sorter for National City Bank. She later became a tutor for Greater Pittsburgh Literacy and tutored English as a secondary language instructor. She collected carousels. She is survived by her significant other of 29 years, William G. "Buck" Lorey of Pittsburgh; sister of the late Daryl Hart. Visitation on Wednesday, December 19 from 9 a.m. - noon at the MALOY- SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, (412) 466-3300, where her funeral services will be held at noon, Pastor John Gropp officiating. Burial will be in Jefferson Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Bethany Hospice, 875 Greentree Rd., Parkway Center, Building 6, Ste. 100, Greentree, PA 15220.

 

Terry Allen Kellar, Sr.

December 16, 2018 |

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

Terry Allen Kellar, Sr., age 73, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at home. A U.S. Navy veteran, he retired as a foreman with U.S. Steel Fairfield Works in Birmingham, AL. Born November 6, 1945 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Michael and Anna (Scherbo) Kellar, and husband of the late Emma (Wallace) Kellar.

 
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Marie (Wislosky) Dutka

December 15, 2018 |

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

Marie (Wislosky) Dutka, 91, of Irwin, formerly of Trafford, passed away peacefully Wednesday December 12, 2018. She was born August 1, 1927 in Trafford, a daughter of the late Steve and Catherine (Marchyn) Wislosky. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Alexander Dutka, a sister Natalie Bertolo and her brothers John, David, and Steve Wislosky. She was a lifetime member of Christian Life Church, Trafford. Marie is survived by her sons Ron (Julie) Dutka of Irwin and Ken (Jacquelyn) Dutka of North Huntingdon; grandchildren Ethan and Nicholas Dutka; a sister Dorothy (John) Dutka; and nieces and nephews.
 
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Elsie M. (Holt) Novak

December 15, 2018 |

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

Elsie M. (Holt) Novak, 90, of North Versailles, passed away Friday, December 14 2018. She was born April 23, 1928 in North Versailles, a daughter of the late Harry A. and Hilda M. (Herrmann) Holt and was also preceded in death by her husband Victor A. Novak; a son James H. Novak; and her sister Virginia J. Holt. She was a graduate of East McKeesport High School, attended Westminster College and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh. She was a retired French and English school teacher for the McKeesport Area School District. Elsie was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, North Versailles and the Women of the ELCA. She loved gardening and traveling.
 
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Lance A. Frye

December 15, 2018 |

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

Lance A. Frye, 21, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday December 14, 2018 at home surrounded by family. He was born March 24, 1997 in Pittsburgh, a son of Wilbur F. and Betsy J. (Bouldin) Frye of North Huntingdon. Lance was a Heart Hero for the American Heart Association, a former camper and counselor for Dr. Bill Neches Heart Camp for Kids, a former player and coach for PAL Adaptive Baseball League, and an Ambassador for Children’s Hospital, Beads of Courage, and Speedway. Lance also was a Make-A-Wish Foundation kid. He was a sports fanatic and a member of Pitcairn Monroeville Sportsman’s Club. He was a graduate of Norwin High School, an employee at Earl’s Dairy Whip, North Huntingdon, and a member of First Presbyterian Church, Irwin.
 
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David "Boat" Carr

December 15, 2018 |

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

David "Boat" Carr, 81, of McKeesport, formerly of Coulter, passed away Friday, December 14, 2018.  He was born June 22, 1937 in McKeesport, a son of the late Clarence and MaryAnn (Fisher) Carr.  Prior to his retirement, David was a security guard and a veteran of the US Air Force.  He enjoyed playing guitar and singing.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Art Carr.  He is survived by his brothers, Jack Carr and his wife, Judy, Patrick Carr and his wife, Maisie, Daniel Carr and his wife, Judy; sister, MaryAnn Maiolo; and 16 nieces and nephews.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Tuesday at 10 a.m. in St. Agnes Church with Msgr. Paul Fitzmaurice officiating.  Interment to follow in McKeesport-Versailles Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

Elizabeth A. “Betty” (Benaim) Wingertzahn

December 15, 2018 |

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

Elizabeth A. “Betty” (Benaim) Wingertzahn, 90, of North Huntingdon, formerly of Herminie, passed way Thursday December 13, 2018. She was born November 14, 1928 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Jacque and Anna (Wiehagen) Benaim. She is survived by her daughter Cheryl Fowler and her husband Dale of North Huntingdon and her granddaughters Chelsea Lynn and Ashley Lauren Fowler. Betty loved animals especially the family dogs. At the family request there will be no viewing.
 
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Albert M. Serena

December 14, 2018 |

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

Albert M. Serena died Thursday, December 13th in McMurray Pa. He was 87. Albert was born on Valentines Day, February 14, 1931, in North Braddock. He was the only child of Roy Serena and Hazel Smith Serena Garrett. He was married 67 years to Audrey Bisesi Serena.

 
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Velma M. (Toots) Whitney

December 14, 2018 |

Published By Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home | Posted in: Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home

Velma M. (Toots) Whitney, 84, of Buena Vista formerly of McKeesport died Friday December 14, 2018. She was the daughter of the late Albert and Janet (Smith) Barker. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband James Whitney. She is survived by daughters Maureen (Robin) Gault  and Barbara (Harry) Serena; sons James (Kate) Whitney and Bruce (the late Colleen) Whitney; sister Janet (Earl) Oyler; brother Dwayne (Marylin) Barker; also nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by brothers James, Ted, Bill, Bob, and Albert. Toots was a retired cafeteria worker for the McKeesport Area School District and was a former member of St. Pius Church. Friends received Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne Monday 1-9pm. A funeral mass will be held Tuesday 10am at Holy Name Church with Father Tom Lewandowski. Entombment following at New St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles. 

 

Mary Ann Laskey

December 14, 2018 |

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

Mary Ann Laskey, 69, of Monroeville, passed away Thursday, December 13, 2018.  She was born May 25, 1949, a daughter of the late David and Hannah (Gongaware) Hay.  Prior to her retirement, Mary Ann was a paralegal and a former member of The Norwin Church of the Nazarene.  She enjoyed her pets, following Pinterest, cooking and baking.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George J. Laskey.  She is survived by her daughters, Amanda and Jennifer Laskey; and brother, Roy Hay and his wife, Pam.  There will be no visitation.  Arrangements made by James W. Shirley Funeral Home.  Donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes in memory of Mary Ann.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

Ouida A. Mincone

December 13, 2018 |

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

Ouida A. Mincone, age 87 of Clairton, passed away on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 in John J. Kane Regional Center - Glen Hazel.  Born August 15, 1931 in Camden, AR, she was a daughter of the late Lester H. and Willa (Heldebrand) Arnold.   A retired bank teller for Equibank in Clairton and a member of Pine Run United Methodist Church, Ouida loved to play cards, especially with her 500 Bid Card Club.  She joins her husband, the late Frank A. Mincone, who passed away May 12, 2011.  

 
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Jacquelene Lopretto

December 13, 2018 |

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

Jacquelene "Jackie" Lopretto, age 69, of McKeesport, died December 11, 2018 at Family Hospice & Palliative Care in Pittsburgh. Born May 25, 1949, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late John "Jack" and Helen (Galeziowski) Bentley and the wife of the late David L. Lopretto for 46 years.

 
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Catherine M. Petrulli

December 13, 2018 |

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

Catherine M. Brajdic Petrulli, age 62, of White Oak, died December 12, 2018, at UPMC McKeesport. Born November 6, 1956, she was the daughter of the late Anthony J. and Nell M. (Nuce) Brajdic.

 
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Hazel M. Tomlinson

December 13, 2018 |

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

Hazel M. Tomlinson, 86, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, December 12, 2018. She was born September 18, 1932 in Fairhope, Pa., a daughter of the late James and Edna (Emerick) Leister. Prior to her retirement, Hazel worked for the Omni Bedford Springs Resort, was a tour guide for Lincoln Coach and Myers Coach Lines and later was a pharmacy technician for Edwards Pharmacy for 27 years. She was a member of The Lutheran Church of Our Saviour, and the ladies church group, WELCA. She was an avid golfer, enjoyed traveling, was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and will surely be missed. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Tomlinson; brothers, Ernest, Jacob and Fred Leister; sisters, Mary Bell Kline and Dotty Leister. She is survived by her son, Gary Hochard (Kris); daughter, Donna Silvis (Gerald); grandchildren, Michael, Amy, Jennifer, Luke; great-grandchildren, Krista, Taylor, Jack, Sam, Jocelyn and Jaxson; sisters, Helen Tomlinson, Dolores Kline and Kay Diehl Friends and family will be received on Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 7139 Hyndman Road, Buffalo Mills, PA 15534. A funeral service will follow at 10:30 a.m. Interment in the Lybarger Cemetery. Donations may be made to a charity of your choice or the Alzheimer's Association in memory of Hazel. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

Robert R. "Bob" Harding

December 13, 2018 |

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

ROBERT R. "BOB" HARDING age 75, of McKeesport, on December 11, 2018. He was a son of the late Robert S. and Louise (Heil) Harding. Bob was retired from U.S. Steel Duquesne Works and a member of the former Wanderer's Car Club. Husband of the late Patricia (Szmuc) Harding; father of Frank Hussman of Titusville, FL, Scott Harding of Irwin, and the late Robert "Robbie" Harding; brother of Joanne (late James) Denne of West Mifflin, Dorothy (Glen) Schmidt of Linesville, Linda Harding of Liberty Boro, Warren J. (Mary Kathy) Harding of Chapel Hill, NC, and the late Mary Lou Maurer; grandfather of Rhaeanne (Samantha) Hussman, Jamie Hussman, Robert "Robbie" Harding, Scott Harding, and Chris Harding; also one great-grandchild; and nieces and nephews. Visitation on Friday, December 14 from 1-3 and 5-8 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, (412) 466-3300, where his funeral services will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m., Deacon Dale DiSanto officiating. Burial will be in Jefferson Memorial Park.

 
 

Fay Jones

December 12, 2018 |

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

E. Fay Landis-Thomas Jones went home to be with her Lord on December 12, 2018.  Fay was born on November 19, 1927 in Central City, Pa., to the late Harry E. and Elizabeth Landis.  Fay loved the Lord and served Him at Penn Township Christian Church as pianist and Sunday School teacher for the Beginner Class.  She was loved by, and preceded in death by, husbands, E. Lloyd Thomas (1959) and Harry M. Jones (2015).  She is survived by her grateful daughter, Gwen Thomas Wolfgang and son-in-law, John.  During Gwen's childhood Fay was a wonderful mother and later they became treasured friends.  Remaining to enjoy the memories are her loving grandsons, Jonathan (Lori) Wolfgang and Mark (Nicole) Wolfgang, who brought her so much joy and pride.  Although she lost her vision before her great-grandchildren, Stone, Macy, Piper, Abigail and Elise Wolfgang were born, God gave her the opportunity to hold them and she cherished the love they shared.  Preceding her in death were five siblings, Ruth Gordon, Frank Landis, Louise Klages, Bernice Lenhart, and Jack Landis.  She is survived by her sister and best friend, Elma Koch; brother, Jeff (Joetta) Landis; and many nieces and nephews.  Family was always important to Fay.  Through health issues, blindness and the ravages of aging, she held true to her faith in God.  What a blessing to know that after years of vision loss, she is now able to clearly see the face of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, Pa., on Friday from 2-7 p.m.  A funeral service will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment to follow in Brush Creek Cemetery.  Donations can be made in Fay's name to Camp Christian, PO Box 230, Mill Run, PA  15464.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

Marlene (Murray) Weston

December 12, 2018 |

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

Marlene (Murray) Weston, 85, of North Irwin, passed away December 9, 2018, at home. She was born June 1, 1933 in Rankin, a daughter of the late Richard H. and Edith P. (Sleigh) Murray and was also preceded in death by a brother Richard (the late Gabriella) Murray. After graduating from North Huntingdon High School in 1951 she worked as a Bell Telephone operator for ten years and also operated Ceramics by Marlene in Shafton for many years. She is survived by her husband of over 65 years Neil H. Weston; her sons Scott W. Weston and his wife Stephanie of Jeannette, Kirk R. Weston and his wife Sharon of Irwin, and Erik J. Weston and his wife Tracy of Bluefield, WV; her grandsons Zachary and Lucas Weston; siblings Edith (the late Donald) Rhodes and John Murray Sr. and his wife Peggy both of North Huntingdon; also nieces and nephews.
 
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W. Ross Graham, Jr.

December 12, 2018 |

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

W. Ross Graham, Jr., age 70 of Ormond Beach, Florida died Tuesday, December 11, 2018. He was born September 19, 1948 in McKeesport, the son of the late William R. Graham, Sr. and Donna M. Pivido Graham.

He served as a medic in the U. S. Airforce during Vietnam. He enjoyed driving race cars, golfing and was an avid sports fan. He loved his Porche and spending time with his dog, Steve and grand dog, Bentley. He was a past member of Beulah Park United Methodist Church. Ross was retired six years as a physician’s assistant from Allegheny General Hospital. He is survived by his son, Matthew H. (Sarah) Graham of Richmond, Virginia; brothers, Drew (Cindy) Graham of White Oak, and Jay (Debbie) Graham of McKeesport; former wife, Beverly Holt Graham of Versailles; and many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will be received on Thursday, December 13th at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation & Mortuary Services, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, Supervisor 412-678-6177), from 5:00 pm until the time of service at 6:00 pm with Pastor Shawn Caroll officiating. Military honors will follow.

Condolences may be made at www.strifflerfuneralhomes.com.

 

Betty Jane Worthy

December 12, 2018 |

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

Betty Jane Worthy,  91, of White Oak, passed away December 10, 2018.  She was born June 12, 1927 in McKeesport and was the daughter of  the late George and Anna (Stark) Mezoff.   She was the wife of the late Eugene Howard Worthy, who passed away September 17, 2018. Betty Jane was a member of the former St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in McKeesport. She was retired from Bell of Pennsylvania and was a member of the Bell Pioneers.

 
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Cleveland Adams, Jr. “Bubba Dee”

December 12, 2018 |

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

Cleveland Adams, Jr. “Bubba Dee”, 86 of Clairton, Pennsylvania, departed this life on Sunday December 9, 2018 at home surrounded by his loving family.

 
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Florence "Honey" Fisher

December 11, 2018 |

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

FLORENCE "HONEY" FISHER age 81, on December 9, 2018, of West Mifflin. She was a daughter of the late Arthur and Catherine (Nee) Fisher; sister of Barbara (late William) Rowell of West Mifflin, Lynn (Daniel) Gluvna of Aiken, SC, late John Fisher; sister-in-law of Audrey Fisher of West Mifflin; aunt of Kathy Dickson, Amy Metz, Diane Rowell, James Fisher, Doreen Reynolds, Loren Fisher, Timothy Fisher and Brienne Arthur. Flo's family would like to thank Eldercrest Nursing Center for their kind and compassionate care, especially nurse Crystal. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, December 14, 2018, at St. Agnes Church, West Mifflin, at 10 a.m. Burial will be in St. Agnes Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Animal Friends of Pgh. Arrangements have been entrusted to MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, Duquesne, PA, 412-466-3300.

 
 

Eleanor M. Francetic

December 11, 2018 |

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

Eleanor M. Francetic, age 89 of McKeesport, passed away on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 in HCR ManorCare of Monroeville.  Born January 31, 1929 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Luketic) Francetic and sister of the late Josephine Fencik, Emma Braun, Ann Jackson, Julia Cipriani, and Helen Francetic.  A former secretary and translator for the Croatian Fraternal Union, Eleanor was a member of St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church and the former Sacred Heart Parish, both of McKeesport, and was active in the parish ministries, including the Rosary Society, the Eucharistic Ministry, and the Ladies of Charity.  She was also a member of CFU Lodges # 44 and # 3.  Eleanor is survived by her nieces and nephews. 

 
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Anna L. (Dorko) Borges

December 11, 2018 |

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

Anna L. Borges, age 88 of Versailles, passed away on Monday, December 10, 2018 in the VA Hospital Healthcare System - Aspinwall.  Born April 14, 1930 in Homestead, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Anna (Puchy) Dorko.  A retired clerk from the North Versailles K-Mart, Anna was a Veteran of US Marine Corps, serving as a WAVE during the Korean War.  She was a member of Corpus Christi Parish in McKeesport and the CFU Lodge #148 and its Ladies' and Pensioneers' Clubs, the White Oak American Legion #701, the Waves National #28 of Pittsburgh, the Women's Overseas Service Legion, and the Royal Neighbors of America.  

 
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Helene D. Wechsler

December 11, 2018 |

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

Helene D. Wechsler, age 91, died on Saturday, December 8, 2018. She was born in New York City on August 17, 1927 and is the daughter of the late Leo and Irene Barth Dreyfus. She was the wife of the late Dr. Harry L. Wechsler who died on June 17, 1996. Helene received her Bachelor of Science from New York University and worked as a buyer, at Lerner’s Department Store in New York City. After marrying Harry and moving to McKeesport, her life was devoted to her beloved husband and her three children. She served on the board of directors of the Carnegie Library of McKeesport and was a member of Temple B’Nai Israel. She volunteered at the Bryn Mawr-Vassar Book Store.

 
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Frank Jacob Storch

December 11, 2018 |

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

Frank Jacob Storch, age 86, of North Versailles, formerly of McKeesport,
died December 10, 2018, at UPMC Shadyside.

 
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Carole McGinty

December 11, 2018 |

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

Carole McGinty, age 76, of McKeesport, died December 10, 2018, at home. Born December 23, 1941, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Emil and Stefania "Steffy" (Matwij) Tomko and the wife of the late Robert "Bubbles" McGinty.

 
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Therese S. Isadore

December 11, 2018 |

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

THERESE S. ISADORE, age 91 of Delmont, PA, formerly of Duquesne on December 8, 2018. She was a daughter of the late Jacob and Henrietta (Ruhe) Denne. Therese was a self employed aesthetician. Wife of the late Raymond Isadore; mother of Raymond B. (Margaret) Isadore of Shaler Twp. and Dennis J. (Elisa) Isadore of Delmont; also eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren; sister of Leo (Pauline) Denne, Grace (late Charles) Mosser, Regis (Toni) Denne and the late William (late Ada) Denne. There will be no visitation. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to MALOY - SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, Duquesne 412-466-3300.

 

Robert G. Hodge

December 10, 2018 |

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

Robert G. Hodge, age 84, of Jefferson Hills, died on Monday, December 10, 2018. He was born in Smithfield, PA on June 18, 1934, the son of the late David and Anna Mae Kennedy Hodge. Robert worked as a production foreman for US Steel Corporation, Irvin Works until his retirement in 1986.

He is survived by his wife, Marie A. Hodge; children, Robert C. Hodge of Levittown, NY, Pamela Baronti of Charleroi, Stephanie (Christopher) Classic of Dravosburg, and Michele (Blaine) McLaughlin of Four Oaks, NC; grandchildren, Tracy Baronti, Richard Baronti, Ronald Hodge, Marie Thomas, Katie Hodge, Crystal Jeznis, Breanne Morabito, Jamie Merlino, Katie Thomas, Vincent Baronti and Jessica Baronti; 14 great granchildren; siblings, Ruth Smitley of Jefferson Hills, Mary Jane McCorkle of Elizabeth Township, Alice Bucy of Portersville, IN. He is preceded in death by his siblings, Margaret Schwarz, John Hodge, Anna Mae Core, Clyde Hodge, David Hodge, Jr., and Gwendolyn Hodge.

 
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Charles "Chick" Honick

December 10, 2018 |

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

The Lord calls each of us by name. On December 9, 2018 Charles “Chick” Honick of Elizabeth passed peacefully to join Jesus. He was born September 13, 1936 in McKeesport, the son of the late Joseph and Florence Randolph Honick. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Patricia Honick and his children Cheryl (Michael) Fullerton, Denise (Raymond) Schultz, Deborah Micallef, Edward (Cindy) Honick and Justin Honick. He was preceded in death by sons, William and Charles Honick. “Chick” was one of 13 children. He left behind 10 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was a devoted Christian and a member of “The Church” of Sutersville, PA. He was a veteran of the United States Army and retired police officer. “Except a man be born again he cannot see the Kingdom of Heaven” John 3:3.

Family and friends will be received on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 from 4:00 pm until the time of service at 7:00 pm at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation & Mortuary Services, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, Supervisor 412-678-6177). Pastor Frank Rocco officiating.

 

Mary Jane Kann

December 10, 2018 |

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

Mary Jane Kann, age 86, of Pittsburgh, died December 9, 2018, at  Reformed Presbyterian Home of Pittsburgh. Born July 14, 1932, the daughter of the late Dr. Walter and Mrs. Almeda (Brandt) Kann.

 
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Elizabeth "Liz" Reist

December 10, 2018 |

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

Elizabeth "Liz" Reist, age 62, of McKeesport, died December 8, 2018, at UPMC McKeesport. Born August 31, 1956, in Lancaster, PA, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Sarah (Harshberger) Reist and the fiance of Mark "Jakes" Jacobs.

 
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Dolores Wise

December 10, 2018 |

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

Dolores Wise, 78,  of Elizabeth Township, passed away Sunday, December  9, 2018. She was born December  30, 1939 in Clairton and was the daughter of the late William and Helen (Kovka) Smith. Dolores was a member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth Township. Her family was everything in the world to her.

 
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Emil Cominotti

December 10, 2018 |

Published By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Emil Cominotti, 94, of Dravosburg, passed away at home, surrounded by his family, on Saturday, December 8, 2018.  He was born December 31, 1923, in Willock, PA, to the late Primo and Sylvia Natek Cominotti.  Emil was a loving husband, for 59 years, to the late Loretta “Gerry” Geraldine McCallister Cominotti.  Emil is survived by son, Mark Cominotti of Dravosburg; daughter, Christine (Mike) Gobbie of Glassport; grandchildren, Stephanie, Bob, Emily, Nicki, Erin, Anthony, Wesley, Michael, Mark, and Carly; great-grandchildren, Luke and Morgan who he loved dearly; sister, Jane Muller of OH; nieces and nephews.  Along with his parents and spouse, Emil was preceded in death by sons, James and Dale Cominotti.  He was a Staff Sergeant in the US Army during WWII, a member of St. Marks Roman Catholic Church,  a lifetime member of  Dravosburg American Legion Post 380, and Dravosburg Volunteer Fire Company #1.  Emil retired from US Steel Edgar Thomson works after 44 years of employment, he was known to his co-workers in the Bop Shop as “Ponzi”. In the 60’s and 70’s, he was proud to be a baseball coach and vice president of  the Dravosburg Boys’ Club.  He was an avid hunter/fisherman and Pittsburgh Sports aficionado. Visitation will take place Friday, December 14, 2018 from 2 – 4 and 6 - 8 at I. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 203 4TH Street, Dravosburg,  PA   15034.  A mass will take place on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 9:30 am at St. Marks Catholic Church in Liberty Boro, followed by interment at Jefferson Memorial Park in Pleasant Hills. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorial contributions be made to Light of Life Rescue Mission, 913 Western Avenue, Pittsburgh,  PA  15233 or at give.lightoflife.org  Online condolences may be offered at  www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

Annabelle (Flenner) Prough

December 10, 2018 |

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

Annabelle (Flenner) Prough, 82, a resident of Westmoreland Manor, passed away there Saturday December 8, 2018. She was born May 8, 1936 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Ernest and Annie (Wolfgang) Flenner and was also preceded in death by brothers Eugene, Ken, Bill, and Ernie Flenner. She was a member of Muhleman Memorial United Methodist Church, North Braddock. She is survived by her husband of over 62 years Richard J. Prough Sr.; her children Candy Omlor and her husband Garry of North Huntingdon and Dr. Rick Prough Jr. and his wife Julie of Bethel Park; her grandchildren; Ann Marie (Tim) Thompson of Whitehall, Cheryl (Sam) Colaianne and Brian (Kristen) Omlor both of North Huntingdon, Lauren (Eftakar) Alam of Virginia, Haley Prough of Bethel Park, and Saundra Joy DelGross of Texas; her great grandchildren; Em, Shay, Lori, Skylar, Vincent, Tabitha, Avery, Rylee, Noah James, and Cayden; sisters Joanne Kuzniewicz of Wisconsin and Blanche (Joe) Hachey and Nancy Lewis both of Maine; also nieces and nephews.
 
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Devin Matta

December 10, 2018 |

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Devin Matta, 25, passed in peace on December 8, 2018, surrounded by her family and close friends. She was born on November 18, 1993 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and survived by her parents, Gary and Rona Matta; her boyfriend, Nate Hall; older sister, Langley and her fiancé, Tyler Shope; brothers, Austin and Jaquan; grandmothers, Roseanna Stein and Florence Matta; and many devoted aunts, uncles, and cousins. While she left this life at 25 years young, Devin has touched all our lives through her enthusiastic humor, spirited opinions, and warm compassion in all she did and accomplished. Devin leaves this world a better place for having been here. Devin graduated from Elizabeth-Forward High School, Elizabeth, Pennsylvania in 2012 and earned a dual Bachelor of Science degrees in both Marketing and Fashion Merchandise from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2016, while being a member of the Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority.

 
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Blaine Oliver Owens

December 10, 2018 |

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

Blaine Oliver Owens, 84, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Saturday, December  8, 2018. He was born May  29, 1934 in Glassport and was the son of the late Stewart Joseph and Olive (Cummins) Owens. Blaine was a member of the Liberty Presbyterian Church and was retired from the former G.C. Murphy Co. Warehouse in Christy Park. He was a US Army Veteran.

 
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Thomas J. Scheetz

December 07, 2018 |

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

Thomas J. Scheetz, age 88 of North Huntingdon, died Thursday, December 6, 2018. He was born July 26, 1930 in McKeesport, the son of the late William F., Sr. and Elizabeth Kurth Scheetz and the husband of the late Dorothy M. Raible Scheetz. He is survived by his son, Thomas (Ladonna) Scheetz of Johnsonburg, PA, daughter, Michaelette Coder of North Huntingdon; grandchildren, Ashley Coder (Scott) Spalding, Sikira Scheetz and Lloyd Thomas Scheetz; great-grandchildren, Taylor, Matt, Dilyn and Jase Spalding; brother and sister-in-law, Alvin C. (Kim) Raible of Greensburg and Gloria (Luke) Knapp of Dawson, PA, also several nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, Thomas was preceded in death by his brothers William and John Scheetz.

 
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Florence Bentley

December 07, 2018 |

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

Florence Bentley, 91, of Elizabeth Township, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, December 3, 2018. She was born May 14, 1927 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late John and Rosalie (Stroka) Jackowski. She is survived by her husband, Gerald L. Bentley, son, Gary E. (Glynis) Jordan of Peters Township, daughter, Cheryl M. Thomas of Butler, 3 grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her son, James R. Jordan who died November 22, 2017, sister, Clara Kovac, and brothers, Stanley, Edward, John, Leo, Richard, Edwin, and Thomas Jackowski. There is no visitation.

 
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David H. Potts

December 06, 2018 |

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

David H. Potts, age 61 of McKeesport, died Thursday, December 6, 2018. He was born April 9, 1957 in Akron, Ohio and is the son of the late William E. and Gloria J. Tosi Potts. David is survived by his brothers, William E. (Kathleen) Potts of McKeesport, Joseph W. (Barbara) Potts of White Oak, Arthur W. (Susan) Potts of White Oak, Shawn (Kimberly) Potts of North Versailles; many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and a great-great niece.

 
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Lavonne Gertrude Sowers

December 06, 2018 |

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

Lavonne Gertrude Sowers, age 91 of Monongahela, reunited with her husband and parents on Saturday, November 17, 2018. She was born October 25, 1927 in Monongahela, the daughter of the late Clyde Francis and Mildred Lewellyn Crookham, and wife of the late Norvelle James Sowers. She worked at First National Bank in Monongahela prior to becoming a full-time homemaker. Lavonne was a devoted member of the First Baptist Church in Monongahela.  She loved caring for her grandchildren, shopping, watching Judge Judy, and she never missed an opportunity to cast her vote. A beloved mother, she is survived by her daughters, Vicki J. Lyons of McKeesport, Jeri S. (Paul) King of Monongahela, Penni (Michael) Cooper of Norton, OH, and Donna (Tracy) Ames of Fallowfield Twp., PA; grandchildren, William (Abbe) King of Leander, TX, Ann King of Allenwood, PA, Samuel and Zachary Ames of Fallowfield Twp.; great-grandchildren, Alexander and Andrew King; nieces, Linda (Davis) Yohe and Natalie (Craig) Bowen; great nieces and nephews, Allison, Christopher, Ashley and Brody; and other nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother and sister-in-law, Harry E. and Jesse Crookham. 

 
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Theresa K. Marino

December 06, 2018 |

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

Theresa K. Marino ("Terry", "Tee Dee", and recently, "Ti Ti"), 91, of North Versailles, passed away peacefully on December  5, 2018. She was born March 29, 1927, in Elwood, Indiana and was the daughter of the late Harold "Pete" and Mary Katherine (Dyer) Walman. Terry was a member of Corpus Christi Parish. She was politically engaged and served at the election polls for more than 40 years. She was compassionate and social, and quick to make new friends.  She worked as a pharmacist technician at Revco, a cashier at Marraccini's, and a caregiver for many years. Terry will be remembered as feisty, strong-willed, and a loving mother, grandmother, and friend of strong Catholic faith.

 
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Albert J. Vavra

December 06, 2018 |

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

Albert J. Vavra, age 71, of Duquesne, died November 21, 2018, from an accident on the McKeesport-Duquesne Bridge. Born January 18, 1947, he was the son of the late Albert J. and Theresa (Moran) Vavra.

 
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Clifford J. "Slim" Berry

December 06, 2018 |

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

Clifford J. "Slim" Berry, 73, of Clairton, Pennsylvania, departed this life on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 in Southwestern Healthcare Center.

 
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Carol Bury

December 05, 2018 |

Published By William H. Craig Funeral Home | Posted in: William H Craig Funeral Home

Carol Bury, 78 of North Huntingdon passed away December 3, 2018 in Forbes Hospital Monroeviille, Pa.She was born August 7, 1940 in McKeesport the daughter of the late Francis and Bertha (Skiba) Semenko. Carol was the wife of the late John G. Bury. She is survived by daughters Dorene Ancosky and Denise Halter (Robert) and a son John G. Bury (Shelly). She is also survived by brother Edward "Sonny" Semenko (Cheryl),and a sister Patricia Laney, and 7 grandchildren. Friends may call thursday from 4:00 pm to 8:00pm in the William H. Craig Funeral Home 3000 Versailles Ave. McKeesport, Pa.15132. Funeral Mass will be friday at 11:00am in Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish North Huntingdon Pa. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Port Vue, Pa.

 

Carol L. Hettler

December 05, 2018 |

Published By William H. Craig Funeral Home | Posted in: William H Craig Funeral Home

Carol L. Hettler,57 passed away December 3, 2018 at her home in Trafford. She was born in McKeesport on April 18,1961 the daughter of the late James and Joyce Robertson. Carol was an avid NASCAR fan,and country music fan she also liked reading books. She is survived a daughter Hannah Brown and a son Brian Hettler. She was predeceased by a son James Robertson. She is also survived by a brother Daniel (lynn) Robertson. 6 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Friends may call Thursday from 12 Noon to 2:00 pm in William H. Craig Funeral Home,Inc. 3000 Versailles Ave. McKeespoert,Pa. 15132. A service will be held at 2:00pm in the funeral home.

 

Betty Lynn Zoltak

December 05, 2018 |

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

Betty Lynn Zoltak, 72, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, December 4, 2018.  She was born June 22, 1946 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late William and Elizabeth Seitz.  Prior to her retirement, Betty was a Math teacher for Norwin School District and a member of New Hope Presbyterian Church, North Huntingdon.  After retirement, Betty continued tutoring students and she dedicated many years sponsoring and mentoring people thru AA.  She served as a deacon and elder at New Hope Presbyterian Church and enjoyed photography and fishing on the family boat.  She is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Richard Zoltak; nephew, David Watson and his wife, Shannan; and niece Jodi Ozegovich and her husband, Gary; great nephews, Isaac, Benjamin, Joshua and Nicholas.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA on Thursday 6-8 p.m. and Friday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.  A funeral service will take place on Saturday at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Entombment to follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

Alfrieda Joy (Steiner) Bruno

December 04, 2018 |

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

Alfrieda Joy (Steiner) Bruno 83, formerly of Upper St. Clair and Greensburg, PA entered heaven on December 2, surrounded by her family at home in Wellsville, PA. She was born May 16, 1935 in Adamsburg, PA and is the daughter of the late Vida and William Steiner. In addition to her parents, she is greeted in heaven by her loving husband John Currie Bruno, Sr. and beloved son John Bruno, Jr. 
Celebrating her life are daughter and son-in-law Cheryl (Bruno) and Doug Gamber (Wellsville, PA), cherished grandchildren Emily (Gamber) and Andrew Lambert (Newtown, PA) and John (Wellsville), sister and brother-in-law Anna Marie and Floyd Gillott (North Huntingdon, PA) and brother and sister-in-law Bill and Mary Ann Steiner (Rome, GA), many nieces and nephews, cousins, friends and family dog Lainey. 
The family is especially thankful for Charleen, Connie and Sharon who provided loving care and support and enabled Alfrieda to stay at home with Cheryl and Doug for six years as the Alzheimer’s and dementia progressed.
Alfrieda was a 1953 graduate of Sewickley Township High School in Herminie, PA. She attended business school and worked as an executive secretary at Fisher Body/General Motors in West Mifflin, PA. After Cheryl was born she became a full-time homemaker and loved her role as mom and wife. She was active in Cheryl and John’s school events at Upper St. Clair High School and never missed a game or performance. She was a devoted Penn State football fan.
After moves to several states with her husband John for his job at J&L Steel, Alfrieda settled with her family in Upper St. Clair. Alfrieda and John were long-time members of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Upper St. Clair where she served on the communion committee for years faithfully baking communion bread and as a Sunday School teacher with John. 
Her life was guided by her deep faith and devotion to family. She shared her love of Christ with everyone she met and served as a role model for all who knew her. Her beautiful smile brought joy and comfort to many. Her positive outlook, kind and generous spirit, attendance at countless sporting events and school activities and commitment to family and friends will long be cherished by all who knew and loved her. We know she is happy to be Home.
Family and friends will be received Friday, December 7 from 3 – 7 pm at James W. Shirley Funeral Home, North Huntingdon; Funeral service Saturday December 8, 10 am at the funeral home. Visitation prior to the service. Intermittent Westmoreland Cemetery, Greensburg. Luncheon to follow at Banquets Unlimited, Irwin.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made in her memory to the Melanoma and Skin Cancer Center at Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute and mailed to University Development; Mail code A120, 90 Hope Drive; Hershey, PA 17033 (Checks should be made payable to Penn State) or to donate online visit: www.giveto.psu.edu/MelanomaCenter

 

 

Gene E. Minerva

December 03, 2018 |

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

Gene E. Minerva, 80, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, December 3, 2018.  He was born October 10, 1938 in McKeesport, PA, a son of the late James and Velma (Dakin) Minerva.  Prior to his retirement, Gene was a truck driver and a veteran of the US Army having served in the 101st Airborne during the Vietnam War.  He was a member of the Guffey Club since 1977 where he served as president for 30 years, member of Frederick Franklin Masonic Lodge 14 for 45 years and Youngwood Sportsman's Club, and loved taking motorcycle trips.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his daughter, Sue Beasley;  brother, Vincent James Minerva; and sister, Louella Taylor.  He is survived by his wife, Joanne Raynak; sons, Jim Minerva and his wife, Elizabeth, Tim Minerva and his wife, Jill; stepson David Raynak and his wife, Saundra, Jonathan Raynak and his wife Stacey; brother, Glenn Minerva and his wife, Jean; grandchildren, Nicholas (Maureen) Minerva, Jonna (Brandon) Nedley, Isla Minerva, Camden Minerva, Matthew, Kayla and Cameron Raynak; great-grandchildren, Carson and Payton Nedley; and his beloved spaniel, Brittany.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA on Thursday from 1-3 and 5-8 p.m.  A funeral service will take place on Friday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment will follow at Grandview Cemetery, North Versailles.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shriners Hospital, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or Wounded Warriors Project.   www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 

Andrew L. Papson, Jr.

December 03, 2018 |

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

Andrew L. Papson, Jr., age 79 of Clairton, passed away on Sunday, December 2, 2018 in Jefferson Hospital.  Born June 15, 1939 in Elizabeth, he was a son of the late Andrew L. Papson, Sr. and Kathryn (Roberts) Papson.  A US Army Veteran and past president of the I.U.E., Andrew retired as a mechanic for Liberty Poly Glass in West Mifflin and also worked as a greeter for WalMart in West Mifflin for 16 years.  He gave of his time as a little league coach for many years, coaching the AllStar Travel team, and was an enthusiastic fan of Clairton Bears sports and the local, Pittsburgh pro teams.  

 
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David A. Graham

December 03, 2018 |

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

David A. Graham, age 77, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Sunday, December 2, 2018 at Jefferson Hospital. An Army veteran, he retired as a police officer and former police chief in Elizabeth Township. A member of Round Hill Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth Twp., he was a former president and board member of the Elizabeth Township Area Emergency Medical Services and a member of the Stephen Bayard Masonic Lodge No. 526 of Elizabeth. Born November 6, 1941 in Large, he was a son of the late Walter R. Graham Sr. and the late Margaret (Biddle) Graham, and husband of the late Kathy (Heil) Graham.

 
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John T. Benedek, Jr.

December 03, 2018 |

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

John Timothy Benedek, Jr., 41, of Elizabeth Township, died Friday, November  30, 2018. He was born June  5, 1977 in Jeannette and was the son of John T. (Joy A. ) Benedek, Sr. of North Huntingdon and the late Rosalie (Zaffuto) Benedek. John was co-owner of J & M Automotive Repair Service, LLC., in McKeesport.  He was an avid hunter and fisherman, wonderful life-partner, loving son, super amazing father, great step-dad, pap pap and uncle. He was a great automotive restoration specialist, painter and mechanic. He enjoyed building R C cars for his son and family trips to the beach. John would help anyone, anytime, and was someone you could always count on.

 
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Michael T. Horvath

December 03, 2018 |

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

Michael T. Horvath, 89, of North Huntingdon, passed away Saturday, December 1, 2018 at Harbour Senior Living of Monroeville.  He was born July 8, 1929 in Lansford, Pa., a son of the late Martin and Mary (Yadvish) Horvath.  Prior to his retirement, Michael was a conductor for the Union Railroad and a WWII and Korean War veteran having served as a paratrooper in the US Army.  He loved to play the organ, gamble and watch the Pittsburgh Steelers.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Julia Horvath and second wife, Antoinette Horvath; sons, Michael S. and Ronald M. Horvath; daughters, Carol Knapp and Linda J. Miller; and sister, Mary Benko.  He is survived by his brother, Martin Horvath; stepson, Richard Yednak and his wife, Jeanne; step-daughter, Diane Haag and her husband, Gregory; grandchildren, James (Jennifer) Miller, John (Darci) Miller, Nicholas (Lea) Horvath, Jennifer (Tim) Davis; step grandchildren, Robin (David) Ente, Darren Haag, Kelli (Jerod) Hobbs, Travis Yednak; and six great-grandchildren.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.  A funeral service will follow at 12 noon in the funeral home chapel.  Interment will be private in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont, PA.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Wounded Warriors Foundation.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.[[image

 

Florence E. Zolczer

December 03, 2018 |

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

Florence E. Zolczer, age 87, of McKeesport, died November 30, 2018, at Family Hospice & Palliative Care of Mt. Lebanon. Born January 9, 1931, in Buena Vista, she was the daughter of the late Valentine and Josephine (Strohen) Stieman and the wife of the late Adolph F. Zolczer.

 
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James L. Waugh

December 02, 2018 |

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

James L. Waugh, 70, of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday November 29, 2018. He was born February 7, 1948 in McKeesport, the son of the late Lester and Louise (Schultz) Waugh. James was a retired employee of Alstom, Charleroi. He loved golf and bowling and was a big Steelers fan. He was always the practical joker. He is survived by his wife Kathy L. (Ralph) Waugh of North Huntingdon; his daughter Britt Waugh; his sister Trish Radican; sisters in-law Irene Johnson and Marion (Frank) Baker; brother in law Gomer (Arlene) Ralph; nieces Tara, Jamie, and Jess; and great nephews.
 
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Arvid H. Stitely

December 02, 2018 |

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

Arvid H. Stitely, age 81, of North Versailles, passed away Saturday, December 1, 2018. He was born April 16, 1937 in Irwin, a son of the late Edward and Genevieve (Decker) Stitely. He worked for over 40 years at Fix’s Auto Body in North Huntingdon before retiring. He is survived by his loving wife of over 43 years Sharon (Sentesi) Stitely; daughter Amy Stitely of North Versailles; brother Edward; and sister Linda. Per his request, there will be no visitation or service. Arrangements handled by the Forgie-Snyder Funeral Home, 1032 Broadway, East McKeesport, 412-823-8083. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Diabetes Association at www.diabetes.org.


 

Merle Judd

December 02, 2018 |

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

Merle Judd, 97, of White Oak, passed away on Wednesday, November 28, 2018. He was born August 15, 1921 in McKeesport and was the son of the late David and Sally (Spitz) Judd. He was proprietor of Judd Refrigeration and was a US Army Veteran serving in WWII as a Corporal in the  27th Calvary. In 1945, he was seriously wounded in Okinawa, Japan and spent 7 months recovering in an Army Hospital.

For his service, he received 2 Purple Hearts and the Medal of Honor. Merle was a member of White Oak American Post  701, and was a life member of the former Swinging Swedish Society. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Shirley A. (Walker) Judd,  son, David (Neva) Judd of Rogers, Arkansas, daughter, Jody Vavrek of Versailles, stepsons, Guy (Judy) Criado of White Oak, and Gregg (Mary) Criado of Elizabeth Township, 7 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

 
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Genevieve "Ginny" Mihalov

December 02, 2018 |

Published By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Genevieve “Ginny” Margaret Gusky Mihalov, 93, of Clairton, passed away peacefully, in her sleep, Saturday, December 1, 2018.  She was born September 30, 1925 in Shadyside, OH to the late Stanley and Josephine Mackwiecz Gusky.  Ginny was the loving wife of the late Laurence “Larry” J. Mihalov who passed away in 2012.  She is survived by daughters, Linda (John) Donnelly of Clairton, Kristine (Sven) Nelson of Denver, CO; grandchildren, Kristy-Lynne, Sven Jr., Holly, Patrick, Bridget, Alex; 7 great-grandchildren; brother John (Wanita) Gusky; sister-in-law, Mary Ann Michaels; nieces and nephews.  Along with her parents and husband, Ginny was preceded in death by sisters, Lois Kanda, Pearl Martin; brothers, Charles Gusky and Stanley Gusky.  She was a member of Ascension of Our Lord Byzantine Catholic Church in Clairton, AARP Clairton Chapter # 1612. Ginny loved playing games with her grandchildren, was an excellent seamstress who enjoyed sewing for herself and her family, made the very best apple pie, was an avid reader as well as an enthusiastic traveler, visiting Europe, Asia, the Holy Land,  North and Central America.  Visitation will take place Tuesday, December 4, 2018 from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 pm at S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th Street, Clairton,  PA   15025.  A memorial service will take place at the funeral home on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 10 am followed by interment at Ascension Cemetery in Clairton.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to The Salvation Army, Western PA Division, PO Box 742, Carnegie,  PA  15106. The family wishes to express their sincere thanks to the staff at Grandview Estates for the care they provided.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

Saundra L. Moses

December 02, 2018 |

Published By Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Saundra L. Moses, 72 of Glassport passed away peacefully Dec. 2, 2018.  She is the daughter of the late Frank and Patricia “Pansy” Waratuke and is survived by her sons Phillip (Donna Sowerby) Moses and Tim Beck; grandchildren Brynn Richards and Evelyn Moses; great grandchildren Liam, Lenore, Brayden, Aria and Remi and brother Gary Waratuke also nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother David Waratuke.  Saundra was retired from UPMC and also worked as a bander/welder for US Steel Irvin Works.  Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport Sat. Dec. 8, 2018 from 4 to 7:30, at which time a funeral service will be held.
 

Thomas R. Schultz

December 02, 2018 |

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

Thomas R. Schultz, age 92, of White Oak, died November 30, 2018, at The Palms At O'Neil, in McKeesport.  Born March 25, 1926, in Duquesne, he was a son of the late John W. and Marie A (Steimer) Schultz and the husband of the late Frances (Orzechowski) Martin Schultz.

 
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Elsie J. Stroka

December 01, 2018 |

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

Elsie J. Stroka, age 84, of White Oak, formerly of McKeesport, died Nov. 30, 2018, at her home.  Born June 28, 1934, in Sagamore, she was a daughter of the late Emanuel and Mary Ann (Steish) Stroka.

 
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John L. "Monk" Willard

December 01, 2018 |

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

It is with great sadness but also rejoicing that the family of John L. “Monk” Willard, age 73, of Glassport, announces his passing into the arms of His Savior early on the morning of December 1, 2018.

 
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Sandra K. Wootton

December 01, 2018 |

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

Sandra Booher Wootton, 80, of North Huntingdon passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family following a long illness.  She was born on December 29, 1937 in Pitcairn, to the late Dorothy and Chester Booher.  Sandra spent her life dedicated to her family and her community.  In 1959 she graduated from California State Teaching College and began teaching in White Oak, then moved to the Norwin School District where she taught kindergarten and substituted for many years.  She was also a Sunday school teacher and board member at Christ United Presbyterian Church and a Girl Scout and Boy Scout leader.  She is survived by her loving husband of over 60 years, Enoch "Woody" Wootton; her children, Jeffrey (Shery) Wootton, Sharyl Dickie (the late Robert Dickie) and Cristine (David) Dempsey; grandchildren, Greg Thomas, Scott (Stephanie) Swanson, and Chelsea Dempsey; great-grandsons, Brenden and Owen Swanson; brother, Donald (Lana) Booher; numerous nieces and nephews; and her partner-in-crime, Max (Puggle).  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.  A funeral service will take place on Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  During the service, there will be a time to share memories of Sandra.  Interment to follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Westmoreland County Food Bank.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

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