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Terrence (Terre) Taylor

December 31, 2019 |

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

Terre (Terrence) Taylor, of North Huntingdon, entered the eternal life at home on Sunday, December 29, 2019. He was 69 years old. Terre was born on March 26, 1950 to his parents Richard and Bette Taylor.  He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Karen (Klassen) Taylor, his daughter Nina Vonne Taylor & Douglas Knox of Monroeville PA, his son Terre Richard Taylor & Jonell Taylor of North Huntingdon PA, his grandsons Brandon, Travis, and Mason Taylor, his sister Debbe (Taylor) Lapina & Mike Lapina of Parrish FL. He served his country in the U.S. Navy and was an avid hunter that enjoyed the outdoors with family and friends by his side.

 
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Genevieve L. “Millie” Fink

December 31, 2019 |

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

Genevieve L. “Millie” Fink, 94 of Cranberry Twp. formerly of North Huntingdon, died Monday December 30, 2019. She was born April 29, 1925 in Star Junction, a daughter of the late Michael and Aniela Larence. She was a former employee of W.T. Grant Co. at Norwin Shopping Center and was formerly active with St. Agnes Emerald Club and the Golden Echo’s at Immaculate Conception Church.

 
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Edward J. Balog

December 31, 2019 |

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

Edward J. Balog, Sr., age 80 of McKeesport, passed away on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 in UPMC McKeesport.  Born July 31, 1939 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late George and Anna (Sopp) Balog.  A member of St. Patrick's R.C. Church in McKeesport, Edward received his Bachelors of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and worked as an industrial engineer with US Steel, Westinghouse, Modulus, and Teledyne.  He finished his working career as a maintenance supervisor at Mayview Hospital and also taught plant layout and design at CCAC Boyce Campus in Monroeville.  In his spare time, he was a car buff, a cat lover, and a talented handyman.  Most importantly, Edward is now reunited with the love of his life, the late Pauline (Cherepko) Balog, who passed away August 26, 2011.  He is now truly at peace.  Edward is survived by his children Edward J. (Rhonda) Balog, Jr. of North Huntingdon, David G. (Kristina) Balog of Saegertown, Marie (John) Crupie of North Huntingdon, and Diane (Phil) DePietro of Penn Twp.; his grandchildren Courtney and Taylor Crupie; Jake and Allison DePietro; and Justin, Dylan, Brittney, Nathan, Zachary, and Mikayla Balog; and his cat Nikki. 

 
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Thomas S. Vozar

December 31, 2019 |

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

Thomas S. Vozar, 91, of Pikesville, MD, formerly of North Huntingdon, passed away Saturday, December 28, 2019.  He was born February 21, 1928 in East Pittsburgh, son of the late John and Susan (Smriga) Vozar.  Prior to his retirement, Tom was a floor installer for Franklin Interiors, a member of Carpenters Union 1759,  a veteran of the US Army having served in Germany Post WWII and a member of St. Stephen Byzantine Catholic Church.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ann (Garancsi) Vozar.  He is survived by his daughters, Debi Kiska and her husband, William, Tami Greenwalt and her husband, Michael; grandchildren, Justin (Jessica) Kiska, Trey (Jaimie) Kiska; great-grandchildren, Madelyn and Tucker.  Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  A Parastas service will be held at 7 p.m. in the funeral home.  A Funeral Liturgy will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 in St. Stephen Byzantine Catholic Church, North Huntingdon.  PLEASE GO DIRECTLY TO THE CHURCH.  Entombment to follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Timothy D. Mitchell

December 31, 2019 |

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

Timothy D. Mitchell, age 77, of Glassport, died Monday, December 23, 2019.  He was born in McKeesport on August 15, 1942 and is the son of the late Aziz and Margaret Miklos Mitchell. 

He served in the US Marine Corp during the Vietnam Era then worked at the former Bucyrus Erie Plant in Glassport for many years. 

He is survived by his brothers, David (Linda) Mitchell of Lawrenceville, Georgia and Jonathan Mitchell of Glassport.

Services were held at the Hunter-Edmundson-Striffler Funeral Home of McKeesport, 600 Market St., McKeesport, PA 15132 (412-678-6191).

To share a memory or condolence visit strifflerfuneralhomes.com.

 


Joseph W. Teamann

December 31, 2019 |

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

Joseph W. Teamann, 76, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, December 31, 2019.  He was born January 20, 1943 in Rankin, a son of the late Arthur and Cecelia (Ridge) Teamann.  Prior to his retirement, Joe was a letter carrier for the US Postal Service in Irwin and a veteran of the US Navy having served during Vietnam.  He was president of NALC, National Association of Letter Carriers, former president of St. Agnes Athletic Association, coached various sports teams at St. Agnes including softball and ran Bingo.  He had a passion for horse and dog racing and enjoyed watching various sports.  He is survived by his wife, Karen Smarra Teamann; sons, Shawn (Cheryl) Teamann, George (Tina) Feltes, Brad (Katy) Feltes; daughters, Deborah Teamann, Tris (Don) Stephanic, Lauren (Ron) Gdovic; brothers, Arthur, James, Brian, Leo and Martin Teamann; sister, Felica Weisner' granddaughter, Jessica Emehizer; sister-in-law, Margaret Jadlocki; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and  nephews. Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Friday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.   A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 9 a.m. on Saturday in Immaculate Conception Church, Irwin, with Fr. John Moineau officiating.  Interment to follow in Immaculate Conception Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Disabled American Veterans.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Mildred L. Clawson

December 30, 2019 |

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

Mildred L. Clawson, 88, of New Eagle, passed away Sunday, December 29, 2019. She was born August 9, 1931 in Smithfield and was the daughter of the late Clarence and Mattie C. (Werner) Clawson. Mildred worked for the former Murphy Mart in Pleasant Hills and the former G. C. Murphy Co. in Clairton. She retired after 45 years of service. She is survived by her nephew, Dennis L. (Donna) Clawson of New Eagle and nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by brothers, Charles and Hershel Clawson and a sister, Doris Kivador. There is no visitation. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, Director. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 


George R. Bercik

December 30, 2019 |

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

George R. Bercik, age 83 of Gill Hall, passed away on Sunday, December 29, 2019 in Grandview Estates, Elizabeth Twp.   Born May 28, 1936 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late George and Anna (Pavlik) Bercik.  A retired mining engineer at the US Bureau of Mines in South Park, George was a Veteran of the US Army and an avid birder and naturalist.  He is survived by his children Joseph M. (Jane) Bercik of Finleyville, Lynn D. (Ed) Calcek of Charleroi, and Angel (Richard) Minda of Forward Twp.; his grandchildren Bryan (Amber) Bercik, Sarah Russell, Nathan Blackburn, Renee (Brian) Blankenship, and Mitchell and Patrick Minda; his great-grandchildren Monroe, Maddyn, and Riley; his siblings Dolores Senko of Vero Beach, FL, Thomas (Barb) Bercik of Jefferson Hills, and Carol Shoemaker of Finleyville; and also nieces and nephews.

 
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William Duffner

December 30, 2019 |

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

William Duffner, age 91, of Forward Twp., died Friday, December 20, 2019.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and faithful and dedicated Notre Dame “Fighting Irish” fan who enjoyed going to the games and coaching from the bleachers.

 
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Louise P. Mandekic

December 29, 2019 |

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

Louise P. Mandekic, age 87 of McKeesport, passed away on Sunday, December 29, 2019 in UPMC McKeesport.  Born June 21, 1932 in East Pittsburgh, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Sophia (Gorence) Zupancic.  A 1950 graduate of Scott High School, Louise worked as a secretary for Mine Safety Appliance, Inc. of Wilkinsburg.  She was a parishioner of St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church in McKeesport, was a past president of the Christian Mothers' Assoc. of both Sacred Heart and St. Martin de Porres Parishes, was a member of the CFU Lodge #3; and an active volunteer at McKeesport Hospital and numerous area locations.  Louise is survived by her husband William M. Mandekic; her children Cynthia (Rodger) Downes of McKeesport, Gary (Diana) Mandekic of Derry Twp., Daniel (Samantha) Mandekic of Hopwood, and Darlene (Albert) Fine of Forward Twp.; her grandchildren Ryan Mandekic and Alyssa, Danica, and Chloe Fine; her great-grandchildren Alex and Denver; and also nieces and nephews.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother Andrew Zupancic and twin brother Louis Zupancic. 

 
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William Anthony Duffner

December 29, 2019 |

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

William Anthony Duffner, age 91, of Forward Twp on Friday evening, December 20, 2019 after his Buddies from the trailor camp came to visit with him passed peacefully after they had just left his room. 

Bill fought the long and hard battle with getting older and the illnesses that came with it..

 
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Raymond A. Tkach

December 28, 2019 |

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

Raymond A. Tkach age 83, of West Mifflin, on December 28 in Jefferson Hospital.  Son of the late Andrew & Helen (Sotak) Tkach, he was retired from Commercial Insurance Co. as a premium auditor, was a member of St. Joseph Church, Duquesne, the White Oak Gun Club, and was a photographer. He proudly served his country in the Navy. In addition he was in the National Guard and the Reserves.  He was the husband of Barbara (Johnson) Tkach and in January, they would have been married 61 years.

 
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Irene Moran

December 28, 2019 |

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

Irene Moran age 93, of West Homestead, formerly of Duquesne on December 28 at home.  Daughter of the late Andrew & Anna (Makohus) Moran, she was retired from the accounting department at Westinghouse Electric in East Pittsburgh.  She was a member of Holy Trinity Church, West Mifflin and was a former member of the Parish Council.  She was the sister of Edward (Dolores) Moran of Muncie, IN and Mildred Moran, with whom she resided.

 
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David J. Singler

December 28, 2019 |

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

David J. Singler, 66, of North Huntingdon, died Wednesday December 25, 2019.  He was born February 19, 1953 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Delbert Leo and Dorothy M. (Wiggins) Singler and was also preceded in death by his brother Delbert L. Singler, killed in action while serving in the Navy during the Vietnam Conflict. 

Dave was a truck driver for Maroadi Transfer & Storage, North Versailles, for nearly 50 years. He enjoyed NASCAR and supported Donald Trump.

He is survived by his children David (Erica) Singler of Peachtree, GA, Johnathan Singler of North Charleroi, Lindsay (Joshua) Davis of Trafford, Angela Singler of Pittsburgh, and Ashley Singler of Virginia Beach, VA; his grandchildren Spencer Singler, Johnathan Singler, and Ariella Davis; his sisters Jeannette (Gordon) Stoves of North Irwin, and Nancy Waibel, Maryann (Drew) Daniels, and Dorothy Mae Morris all of Irwin; also nieces and nephews and his dear friend for over 30 years Edward Megahan.

 
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Edward Thomas Pula

December 27, 2019 |

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

Edward Thomas Pula, 80, of White Oak, passed away Thursday, December 26, 2019. He was born July 4, 1939 in Pittsburgh and was the son of the late Edward  and Loretta (Kowalewski) Pula . He was a member of St. Angela Merici Church in White Oak and was an US Air Force Veteran. Edward was a White Oak Police Officer for 26 Years.

 
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Richard T. Eddy

December 27, 2019 |

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

Richard T. Eddy, 70, of Cherry Tree, Pa., formerly of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday, December 26, 2019.  He was born March 26, 1949 in McKeesport, a son of Thomas and Margaret (Ragosh) Eddy.  Richard was a graduate of Clarion University where he played football and was a member of St. Agnes Parish, a  board member of the Pioneer Lake Outdoor Club, and enjoyed boating, golfing and tinkering around the house.  He was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Ann Eddy.  He is survived by his wife, Donna (Appel) Eddy; sons, Jason Eddy and his wife, Sarah, Brad Eddy and his wife, Jennifer; brothers, James (Jan) Eddy, Thomas Eddy; grandchildren, Tristan, Kaleb, Wyatt and Madison.

 
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Aiden Mason Rugh

December 27, 2019 |

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

You will forever be in our hearts and in our lives.  Aiden Mason Rugh came into our lives on August 18, 2019 with little blue lines.  He lived for 23 weeks and 6 days.  On December 20, 2019 we were given the news that he was no longer with us.  Aiden graced this world on December 21, 2019 at 9:47 pm.  He weighed in at exactly 10 oz. and was 9.5 in. tall.

He will be forever loved and remembered by his family: his mother, Lisa; his father, William; his 2 big brothers, Kaleb and Sebastian as well as his loving grandparents, William and Patty, Rebecca and Douglas, and Aiden’s Aunt Heather and Uncle Greg, and his Uncle Patrick.

Family services were held at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation and Mortuary Services, Inc, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, supervisor, 412-678-6177).

 
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Stanley Thomas Jr.

December 27, 2019 |

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

Stanley Thomas Jr., 87, of Jeannette, formerly of Chalfant Boro, passed away Thursday, December 26, 2019.  He was born June 18, 1932 in East Pittsburgh, a son of the late Stanley and Mary (Wirbilia) Thomas.  Prior to his retirement, Stanley was employed by Hammill Manufacturing Co. as a cleaning, packing and shipping clerk and enjoyed crafting, doing yardwork, and his love of Polka music.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Simone Thomas; siblings, Henry Thomas, Marie Beres, Stella Suznick, Constance Frowen and Richard Thomas.  He is survived by his sister, Loretta Lyons; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  Interment will be private in Braddock Catholic Cemetery.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Neal H. "Skip" Middleton

December 27, 2019 |

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

, 88 formerly of North Huntingdon and Lady Lake, Florida passed away December 17, 2019. He was born October 30, 1931 In McKeesport, the son of the late Neal and Henrietta McKenzie Middleton. Prior to his retirement, Neal was employed as a drafting manager by Westinghouse Electric Corporation. He was an avid golfer, woodworker and golf Smith. He was the founder of the Board of Directors which was a non profit group which helped special needs children and held Special Olympic events. He was a former volunteer for Rescue 8 and a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during the Korean War. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Angela Middleton, second wife Bettie J. Cassady Huff Middleton, a son Richard K. Middleton, two daughters, Cheryl Long and Angela Falk. He is survived by two sons, Daniel A. (Linda), Roger N. (Kimberly), one sister Jean Lewis, 7 grandchildren, 4 step children, 5 step grandchildren, 4 step great grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, Pa 15642  from 10-11:30 a.m. followed by a service at 11:30 a.m.    www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Sandra Jeanne Grivna

December 27, 2019 |

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

Sandra Jeanne Grivna, age 79, of Henderson, Nevada (since 2012), formerly of Monroeville, PA, died Dec. 15, 2019. She was born in McKeesport, PA on February 18, 1940 and is the daughter of the late Eugene and Annette B. Skoczylas Molnar. She is the wife of the late Lawrence F. Grivna who died in 2000.

 
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Clarissa F. (Baker) Allen

December 26, 2019 |

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

Clarissa F (Baker) Allen, 66, died Dec. 21, 2019. Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019 at Robert A. Waters Funeral Home, Inc., 2326 Jenny Lind St., McKeesport, PA 15132, where a funeral service will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Saturday.

 


The Rev. Raymond A. Still Jr.

December 26, 2019 |

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

The Rev. Raymond A. Still Jr., 72, of Liberty Borough, peacefully passed December 24, 2019 in UPMC McKeesport.

Born June 18, 1947 in McKeesport, son of the Late Raymond A. and Evelyn B. Still Sr.

Devoted Husband of Deborah Smith Still, Beloved Father of John (Stacey) Graves, Raymond A. Still III, Raquel Still, and Fawn Still. Loving Brother of Beverly MacKabee, Shirley Little, and Larry Still.

Raymond was a member of Covenant Church of Pittsburgh, and its Pastoral Team, and a retired Production Supervisor at GM B.O.C. Plant, West Mifflin.

 
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Susan J. Pastor

December 26, 2019 |

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

Susan J. Pastor, 66, of McKeesport, passed away peacefully on December 23, 2019 in St. Bernard Medical Center, Arkansas. Born February 13, 1953, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late James J. and Betty Kinzie Ballough. Susan worked as a R.N. at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville, Arkansas. Susie is survived by her beloved husband, Greg Pastor and her loving children,  Matthew Pastor, Allison (Elliot) Halley, four grandchildren, Aubriana and Sabastian Halley and Kaylin and Jackson Pastor, a brother, Michael C. Ballough, a sister, Margaret Estelle, Aunts, Uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides her parents, Susie was also preceded in death by a son, Christopher J. Pastor July 29, 2019, and a brother, James Ballough.

 
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LaVauda Jean Peterson

December 26, 2019 |

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

LaVauda Jean Peterson, 89, of Elizabeth Township, passed away at home on Tuesday, December  24, 2019. She was born May 8, 1930 in Greenock and was the daughter of the late Joseph A. and Edna R. (Eberts) Dick. She was the wife of the late Melvin Curtis Peterson who passed away August 31, 2014. LaVauda was a member of the First Methodist Church of McKeesport.

 
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Jody D. Govannucci

December 26, 2019 |

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

Jody D. Govannucci, 48, of Irwin, passed away Tuesday, December 24, 2019. She was born June 10, 1971 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Joseph Longwell  and Ruth Ann Laughlin. She worked as a cleaning specialist for Gary's Cleaning Service.  Jody was a gypsy soul who loved to look pretty and go out with her friends. She loved motorcycles, especially Harleys and she loved her family.

 
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Rudolph J. Campaneo

December 26, 2019 |

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

Rudolph J. Campaneo,  86, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Tuesday, December 24, 2019. He was born December 20, 1933 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Julia Onorato. He was a member of the Central Highlands Community United Methodist Church, the Elizabeth Township Senior Citizens, Lifespan, Versailles Croatian Club, and the McKeesport Heritage Center. He enjoyed family gatherings, gardening, reading, dancing and trips with the seniors. He was retired from the former Enamel Products in McKeesport after 40 years of service and was a US Army Veteran. He was also a Barber and had worked for Joe's Barber Shop in Elizabeth township.

 
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James A. McGinty

December 26, 2019 |

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

James A. McGinty,  84, of Greenock, formerly of Murrysville, passed away Tuesday, December  24, 2019. He was born January 12, 1935 in East Pittsburgh and was the son of the late Eugene and Mary  (Stuckey) McGinty. He was the husband of the late Donna Mae (Hunphreys) McGinty who passed away March 29, 2002. James was a retired Engineer for US Steel. He was a graduate of East Pittsburgh High School, Penn State University, and Robert Morris University. He was a US Army Veteran and was a member of the Plum Creek/Monroeville F & AM Lodge # 799.

 
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Jay M. Pushinsky

December 26, 2019 |

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

Jay M. Pushinsky, 62, of Harrison City, passed away Wednesday, December 25, 2019.  He was born May 4, 1957 in Jeannette, a son of the late Michael and Mary Belle (Kemerer) Pushinsky.  Jay was a 1975 graduate of Penn Trafford Sr. High School and was a custodian maintenance worker for Seton Hill College, Pac Center and janitor for Westmoreland County Community College.  He enjoyed camping with his family at Mirror Lake Campground and Madison KOA, was an avid Steelers Fan and played Santa Claus for the VFW Post 781 and the campground.  He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Amy Thornton Pushinsky; daughter, Marlena Cunha and her husband, Carl; brother, Larry Pushinsky and his wife, Carolyn; grandchildren, Austin Pushinsky, Emily, Paige, Carl Jr. Cunha and Daniel Hysong-Cunha.  Friends will be received from 2-8 p.m. on Sunday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  A funeral service will take place at 10 a.m. on Monday in the funeral home chapel.  Interment to follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The ALS Association Western PA Chapter, 416 Lincoln Ave., Millvale, PA  15209.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Dawn Ann Brown

December 24, 2019 |

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

Dawn Ann Brown, age 76, of McKeesport died Monday, December 23, 2019.  She was born in Elizabeth Twp. on August 10, 1943 and is the daughter of the late John E. and Garnet Gash Brown.  She retired from the Country Club Tavern in Greenock after many years and was a huge Pittsburgh Pirates fan.

 
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Michael Kerwin

December 24, 2019 |

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

Michael Kerwin, age 71, of McKeesport died Sunday, December 22, 2019.  He was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey on December 4, 1948 and is the son of the late Robert Kerwin and the late Mary Ford Killfoile.   He was an Army veteran serving during the Vietnam Era.  He later worked as a taxicab driver.  He was a member of the Millvale VFW, enjoyed reading the bible and loved flowers and nature.

 
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Samuel T. Rose, Jr.

December 24, 2019 |

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

Samuel T. Rose, Jr., age 71, of North Huntingdon, died, December 20, 2019, at UPMC McKeesport. Born January 17, 1948, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Samuel T. Sr., and Daisy (Hutchison) Rose and the husband of Bonnie (Konopka) Rose.

 
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Allen R. Mayhugh

December 23, 2019 |

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

Allen R. "Skip" Mayhugh, age 86, of Elizabeth, passed away on Sunday, December 22, 2019 at Jefferson Hospital. He was a US Army veteran of the Korean War and was stationed in Japan where he met his wife and lifelong friend, Setsue. After serving in the Army, he returned home and worked in construction and part-time farming. He was a part-time policeman in Elizabeth Borough in the early 1970s and in 1984, he founded A&M Recycling in Elizabeth. Born January 20, 1933 in Forward Twp., he was a son of the late Kenneth and Mabel (Bernhardy) Mayhugh. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Setsue K. (Kisu) Mayhugh; daughters, Cathy Pierce of Elizabeth, Susie Mayhugh of Tucson, AZ, Jackie (Robert) Salka of Forward Twp., and Toni Mayhugh of Elizabeth; son, John H. Mayhugh of Elizabeth and Jim Mayhugh of Elizabeth; grandchildren; sisters, Shirley Heath of Townville and Mary Patello of Waltersburg; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by daughter, Liz Mayhugh, and brother, William C. Mayhugh. No visitation or services are planned. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfunerahome.com.

 


Doris Sydoriak

December 23, 2019 |

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

Doris Sydoriak, age 90 of Clairton, passed away on Monday, December 23, 2019 in Sycamore Estate Personal Care Residence, Duquesne.  Born March 16, 1929 in Clairton, she was a daughter of the late Alexander and Katherine (Bilak) Sydoriak and the last-surviving sister of the late Mary, Stephen, Nick, and Julia Sydoriak.  Doris was a member of Ascension of Our Lord Byzantine Catholic Church and was a former member of St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Church, both in Clairton.  She is survived by her sister in law Lillian Sydoriak and her niece Lillian Tintor.

 
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Edith F. Finney

December 23, 2019 |

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

Edith F. Finney, 87, of White Oak, passed away Sunday, December 22, 2019. She was born July 7, 1932 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Isaac Wesley and Goldie (Swanson) Couchenour. She was the wife of the late Glenn Alvin Finney who passed away May 22, 2008. They were married for 59 years. Edith was a member of Kephart United Methodist Church in McKeesport. She was part owner of the former Glenn A. Finney Funeral Home in Sutersville and was a beautician. She was also a Rental Manager for Brandywine Agency, Amore, and Sierra Management. In her earlier years she loved to entertain and was a great cook. She was a friend to many, and her family was always first in her life.

 
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Clifford V. Hoak

December 21, 2019 |

By willig | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Clifford V. Hoak, age 90, of Liberty Borough, died December 20, 2019, at Mount Vernon of Elizabeth. Born June 14, 1929, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Clifford V., Sr. and Nellie (Reynolds) Hoak and the husband of Shirley M. (Schultz) Hoak.

 
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Claire R. Iszauk

December 21, 2019 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

Claire R. Iszauk, 90, of McKeesport, died Friday, December 20, 2019 at UPMC Canterbury Place.  Born in the Bronx, NY, October 14, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Max and Ethel Weintraub Gland.  Co-owner of the former David’s of White Oak, she served as secretary for the Congregation Gemilas Chesed and Temple B’nai Israel.  Wife of the late David S. Iszauk, sister of the late Arlene Elias, she is survived by son Alan L. (Debbie) Iszauk of Monroeville, granddaughter Jenna Iszauk of Cleveland, OH, sister Rosalie (Morton) Opall of Uniontown, brother in law Sherman Elias and sister in law Sondra (Joe) Mendlowitz, also nieces and nephews.  She was a member of Congregation Gemilas Chesed and its Sisterhood, Temple B’nai Israel, Hadassah, B’nai Brith, and the McKeesport Heritage Center.  A service will be held Monday at 2 PM with visitation from 1 PM - 2 PM in the Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132.  Interment will follow in the New Gemilas Chesed Cemetery.  Contributions are suggested to Congregation Gemilas Chesed, Temple B’nai Israel, B’nai Brith Youth, or Chabad of Monroeville.

 


Virginia C. Cingle

December 21, 2019 |

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

Virginia C. Cingle, age 90, of Charleroi, formerly from McKeesport, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 18, 2019.  She was born in Blairsville on August 9, 1929 and is the daughter of the late Donato and Jennie Larusso Cresanta and the wife of the late John J. Cingle.  Virginia was employed for 35 years at the former Royal Cleaners on West Fifth Avenue in McKeesport.

 
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John E. "Po" Hall

December 21, 2019 |

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

John E. “Po” Hall, age 99 of Mars, passed away on Friday, December 20, 2019 at the Butler VA Heath Care Community Living Center.  A US Navy Veteran who served aboard the USS Charrette DD581 during World War II, he was born September 26, 1920 in Pittsburgh, the son of Albert and Ada Hall and brother of Stella Hill, who passed away at age 93.  John married Mary M. (Firczak) Hall of September 21, 1946 and had 60 wonderful years together.  Mary passed away on April 15, 2007.  He worked at US Steel, Clairton Works, 22” rolling mill for 46 years.  After retiring, he moved to Phoenix, AZ to enjoy life with Mary for 24 happy years.  They enjoyed travelling and going to the Navy Reunions.   John was a lifelong member of the American Legion, Daniel Keffer Post # 75  of Clairton.  He is survived by his son Charles Hall; his daughter Cathy (Bruce) Shuster; his grandchildren Jonathan Hall and Kelly, Sally, and Nicole Shuster; his brother –in-law Bill (Donna) Firczak; his sister-in-law Wilma (Paul) Fedorka;  and also nieces and nephews: Leo, Beverly, Diane, Scott, Rick, Paula, Tom, Lisa, and Joe.

 
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Karl Van Scott Jr.

December 21, 2019 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Obituary

Karl Van Scott Jr., 38, died Dec. 17, 2019. Friends will be received from 10 a.m. to 12 noon Dec. 23 at Morning Star Baptist Church, 812 Oak St., West Mifflin, where a funeral service will be held at 12 noon. Arrangements in charge of Tunie Funeral Home Inc.

 


Year-End Fund Drive: Thank You for Your Support!

December 21, 2019 |

By Editor | Posted in: General Information

This is a time of year when people give thanks --- and on behalf of our board, volunteers and contributors, I want to thank each of you.

Several months ago, Tube City Community Media's websites hit a milestone I never thought we'd reach --- we had 10 million hits in a single calendar year. It's undoubtedly higher now.

When we launched this obituary service a few days after the McKeesport Daily News closed, we promised never to turn away any family for lack of ability to pay for a death notice, and we promised to keep it free of charge for readers. We are keeping that promise.

But to keep Tube City Almanac online, we do need your financial support.

We try not to ask for money all the time --- and we run only two fund drives, one in the summer and this one at the end of the year.

Tube City Community Media Inc. is an IRS 501(c)(3) charity and is eligible for tax-deductible donations.

If you are financially able, and would like to make a gift, please consider doing so.

Donations may be made by check or money order to:

Tube City Community Media Inc.
P.O. Box 94
McKeesport PA 15134

Or via PayPal at: http://www.tubecityonline.com/contact/

We are especially grateful to Scott Finney and his team at Finney Funeral Homes for their steadfast and generous support, and to Chris Odasso and his team at Willig Funeral Home and Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home for their continued support.

We also are grateful to the G.C. Murphy Co. Foundation and the E.R. Crawford Estate Trust Fund for their grants that have provided us with a stable base of operations for the past few years.

We are hoping we can grow again in 2020, and we look forward to continuing to provide you, and McKeesport-area residents, with this service.

Best wishes for a safe holiday and successful new year!

Sincerely,
Jason Togyer
Executive Director and Board Member
Tube City Community Media Inc.

 
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George T. Gerdich

December 20, 2019 |

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

George T. Gerdich, age 82, of White Oak, died December 19, 2019, at UPMC Montefiore. Born February 13, 1937, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Thomas, Sr., and Rose (Bertovic) Gerdich and the husband of Nancy (Kolar) Gerdich.

 
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Richard M. Prokop

December 20, 2019 |

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

Richard M. Prokop, age 57, of Elizabeth Twp., died December 19, 2019, at home. Born December 11, 1962, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Emil "Moe" and Irene (Bodnar) Prokop and the husband of Lisa (Nolte) Prokop.

 
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Dorothy Jean Stiteler

December 20, 2019 |

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

Dorothy Jean Stiteler, age 81, passed away on Thursday, December 19, 2019 at Southwestern Nursing Center. She was a former member of Resurrection Parish in Brookline. Born September 21, 1938, she was a daughter of the late Elmer Raymond and Dorothy Marie (Ryce) Schutzman Stiteler. She is survived by her sister, Carol A. Schaff of Jefferson Hills; nieces and nephews, William Schaff Jr., David Schaff and Christi Murphy. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by niece, Karen Sippos. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Monday, December 23, 2019, from 10-10:30 AM followed by prayers. Interment is private. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Cedric Mack

December 20, 2019 |

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

Cedric Mack, age 41, of Duquesne, died Wednesday, December 18, 2019. He was born on April 25, 1978 and is the son of Sharon (Freeman) Mack of Duquesne and the late John Love.

He is survived by his Loving mother, stepfather; Allen Freeman, children; Destiny Turner, Mariah, Jazmyne, Cedric, Jr., and John’nasya Mack, brothers; Joseph Mack, and Tywuan Cook, many nieces, nephews, and cousins, and his close friends Dano and Tyheed.

 
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Gladys M. Young

December 20, 2019 |

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

GLADYS M. YOUNG (GLADYS M. BARKER) Age 87, of West Mifflin, on December 19, 2019. She was a daughter of the late Frank O. and Myrtle (Sproul) Richards. She was a retired cook and bartender at Babe's Bar in Duquesne, a caretaker and worked at Duquesne and Homestead Senior Services, now known as Lifespan. She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Duquesne, an avid bingo player and card player. She also enjoyed swimming and camping. Wife of the late Robert Barker and the late J. Austin Young. Mother of Robert Barker of Scottdale, Denise Wagner of Scottdale, and the late Freddy (surviving spouse Sue) Barker of West Mifflin; grandmother of Kelly (Brent) Hainzer, Jessica Cale, Angela Barker, Amanda and Aaron Barker; sister of Ellen Coulter of Pittsburgh, Frank "Dewey" Richards of White Oak, Edwin "Eddie" (Carlene) Richards of Port Vue, late Clifford Richards, late Pete Richards, late Dorothy Giatroudakis, and the late Norma Price. Visitation on Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300 where her Funeral Services will be held on Monday at 11 a.m., Pastor John Gropp officiating. Burial will be in Jefferson Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Christ Lutheran Church, Duquesne. 

 


Jeffery A. Shaffer

December 19, 2019 |

By willig | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Jeffery A. Shaffer, age 64, of Latrobe, died December 15, 2019, at home. Born November 27, 1955, in Connellsville, PA, he was the son of the late Kenneth and Daisy (Walker) Shaffer and the husband of Deborah (Chovanec) Shaffer.
Jeff worked for Hanson Aggregates for over 30 years. He enjoyed golf, listening to sporting events, with his wife Deborah, and was an avid hunter.

 
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Sandra “Sandy” L. (Barr) LaViolette

December 18, 2019 |

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

Sandra “Sandy” L. (Barr) LaViolette, age 74, of North Versailles passed away Tuesday, December 17, 2019. She was born April 28, 1945 in Wilkinsburg, a daughter of the late Thomas and Jean Barr. She worked as a secretary for the US Navy in Washington, D.C. for over 10 years, then at Rene’s Restaurant in East McKeesport for several years and finally at a woman’s shelter in McKeesport for over 5 years. She loved watching sports especially anything from Pittsburgh, baking, and spending time with her two favorite dogs Hemi and Zoe.

She is survived by her husband of over 53 years Robert S. LaViolette; daughter Danielle (Fiancé Rodney Roberts) Fuss of Waynesboro; grandchildren Duane Pomaibo and Brent (Angel Dreyfus) Pomaibo; great grandchild Carter Pomaibo; brother Thomas David (Angie) Barr of Blairsville; sister Linda (John) Swanson of East McKeesport; Niece Amy (Nick) Luffey; and nephews David (girlfriend Elaine “E.J.”) Barr and Eric (Heather) Barr.

 
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Alice Gwendolyn Griffiths Parsons

December 18, 2019 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Alice Gwendolyn Griffiths Parsons, 74, a lifetime resident of Clairton, passed away on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at Jefferson Medical Center. She was born in McKeesport on October 21, 1945 to the late William and Martha Jolliffe Griffiths. Alice leaves behind her loving husband William R. Parsons Jr. of Clairton. She is also survived by her sons William R. (Tamara) Parsons of Hamilton, Ontario Canada, and Chris W. Parsons, of Clairton, brother William “Earl” (Marge) Griffiths of Winston, Salem. Alice is also survived by her nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. She was a member of Pine Run United Methodist Church in Clairton, and the Pennsylvania Order of the Eastern Star #316 in Clairton.  She enjoyed ceramics, knitting afghans, luncheons with friends, and spending time with her family. Alice was formerly employed as a nurse’s aide by Lawson’s Nursing Home as well as Forbes Regional Hospital.  Arrangements have been entrusted to S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th St, Clairton, PA 15025. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the funeral home to defray costs. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


Matthew V. Luketic

December 18, 2019 |

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

Matthew V. Luketic, age 72 of McKeesport, passed away on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 in UPMC McKeesport.  Born August 22, 1947 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Matthew E. and Mildred (Zaiac) Luketic.  A retiree from the McKeesport Municipal Authority and former member of Sacred Heart Parish in McKeesport, Matthew was a member of the CFU #146, Wastewater Pollution Control Association, and a 22 year member of the Democratic Committee of McKeesport.  He was also a member of the McKeesport Jaycees for 10 years and, in 1976, he was chosen as Jaycee of the Year.  Matthew is survived by his sister Carol (Larry) Harrison of Trafford; his nieces Kimberly (Jeff) McNaney and Cari (Wayne) Ireland; his great nephews Tyler Larkin and Andrew and Nathan Gligonic; and his great-nieces Tara Shultz and Emma Gligonic.

 
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Thomas Owen McCann

December 18, 2019 |

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

Thomas Owen McCann,  66, of West Newton, formerly of Elizabeth Township, passed away Tuesday, December 17, 2019. He was born February 27, 1953 in McKeesport and was the son of the late James and Eleanor (Hultz) McCann. Tom was proprietor of TSJ Storm Door Installation and was formerly a welder.

 
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John L. “Jack” Holleran

December 18, 2019 |

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

John L. “Jack” Holleran age 92, of West Mifflin, passed away on December 16, 2019 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center.  Born in Williamsport, PA, he was the son of the late Martin & Jane (Cloonan) Holleran.  Beloved husband of 64 years to Marian M. (Mayer) Holleran, he was a retired Quality Control Pipe Inspector for U.S. Steel National Works and was a former security guard for Camp Hill Steel, McKeesport. He was a member of Resurrection Church and a former member of St. Joseph Church in Duquesne.  He proudly served his country in the Army in World War II. He was the father of Martin Holleran of Murrysville and Kevin (Tammy) Holleran of North Huntingdon; grandfather of Shane, Gannon, Late Christopher (Fiance Cassandra) Holleran & their son, Declan Emerson Holleran, Erika (Alec) Balenciaga; brother of the Late Mary Margaret Holleran, Late Martha (Late Martin) Sheehan, Late Florence (Late Robert) Reeves & Late Thomas (Surviving spouse Victoria) Brogan. Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 19 from 6-8 p.m. and Friday, December 20 from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300 where a Blessing Service will be held on Saturday, December 21 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at Resurrection Church, West Mifflin with the Rev. Nick Mastrangelo officiating and Rev. Donald Buchleitner concelebrating.  Burial will be held in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Mifflin with Military Honors.

 


Margaret Prengaman

December 18, 2019 |

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

Margaret Prengaman age 89, of Duquesne, passed away on December 17, 2019.  She was the daughter of the late John and Susan (Obester) Holko and wife of the late Gerald L. Prengaman for 62 years.  She is survived by her children Ronald (Toni Marie) Prengaman of Monongahela and Ken (Jeff Szramowski) Prengaman of West Mifflin; grandchildren Linda (Kirill) Prengaman of Bellingham, MA and Sarah (Michael) Majetic of Bull Head City, AZ.  She was preceded in death by her brother John Holko. Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 19 from 8:30-9:30 a.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, PA 15110, 412-466-3300 followed by a Blessing Service at 9:30 a.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Trinity Church, West Mifflin at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Dan Sweeney officiating.  Burial will follow in Holy Trinity Cemetery, West Mifflin. 

 


Rosemarie Mazur

December 18, 2019 |

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

Rosemarie Mazur, 84, of East McKeesport, passed away Sunday December 15, 2019. She was born April 27, 1935 in Pittsburgh, the daughter of the late Joseph G. and Marie (Hartman) Knorr and was also preceded in death by her husband Frank A. “Chick” Mazur and her brother Joseph Knorr.

Mrs. Mazur was the former secretary for the Borough of East McKeesport. She was an active member of St. Robert Bellarmine Church, East McKeesport, the Hilltop Pensioners and North Versailles Seniors. She enjoyed card club and bingo. She is survived by her sons Kenneth (Mary) Mazur of Plum and Thomas Mazur of Port Vue; her grandchildren Anna, Allison, Noah, and Emma Mazur; also nieces and nephews.

 
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Nadine Ann Mohlman

December 17, 2019 |

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

Nadine Ann Mohlman, age 92, died Sunday, December 15, 2019 surrounded by her loving family.  She was born on October 3, 1927, in McKeesport. She was preceded in death by her mother; Stella C. Freeman, husband; Thomas R. Mohlman, and brother Jack J. Freeman.

Nadine is survived by her loving daughters Samye (Bob) Pinter, Carrie List, Jackie Moore and Patty Brenneman “adopted daughter by heart”.  Her grandchildren; Sharmaine (Dan) Burns, Jeff (Bobbie) List, Sherry (Bob) Swauger, Sheila (John) Haut, Beverly (Dave Tresky) Jones, Kelly Moore, Star (Gil) Allison. Her great-grandchildren;  Dylan Rupert; Shawn Michael, Ricki and Brett Jones, Courtney and Danielle List; Johnny and Brianna Haut; Karissa and Kylie Allison; Blake and Tyler Swauger; Joe (Becca) Burns; Michael (Kristen) Burns; Samantha Allison; Maddie Tresky , and her great-great-grandchildren; Olivia, Jayson, Hunter, Beau, and Hudson Burns.   Also, survived by her nieces and nephews; Stephanny (Scott)  Ryann, Evann McDowell, Samuel (Sandra), Jackson Freeman, Cousin Lois “Elaine” Herskovitz.

 
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Anna Mae O'Brien

December 17, 2019 |

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

Anna Mae O'Brien, 88, of Greenock, passed away Monday, December 16, 2019. She was born September 1, 1931 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late James E. and Anna (Kerston) McKenna. She was a member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth Township and the American Cancer society. She was a volunteer for the food bank and the Divine Redeemer office in Elizabeth Township.  She was retired from the office of Kenny, Meta, Hilberg, Kane and Brunskill and had previously worked for the Dean of Engineering at State College and the G. C. Murphy Company in McKeesport.

 
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Marie A. Regina

December 17, 2019 |

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

Marie A. Regina, age 61 of North Huntingdon died December 17, 2019 at the Grove at Irwin. She was born January 10, 1958 in Wilkinsburg, a daughter of Albert E. and the late Katherine Ann Mediate Regina. Marie was employed as an elementary  school teacher by Catholic Schools in Mckeesport . She was a 1976 Norwin graduate and also graduated from California University of Pennsylvania. She enjoyed crafts and movies. In addition to her father, she is survived by her sister, Barbara Abel; and God daughter, Rheanna Abel. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Thursday 4-8 p.m. A blessing service will be held Friday at 10 a.m. followed by interment in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Nigel Prexta Walsh

December 17, 2019 |

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

Nigel Prexta Walsh, 41, of McKeesport, passed away at home on Sunday, December 15, 2019. He was born September 20, 1978 in Pittsburgh and was the son of Martella Walsh (ne Povlick) and her husband, Robert, also of McKeesport. He was a member of the Bethlehem Alliance Church in Bethlehem, WV. He was a fourth-grade elementary school teacher, having graduated from Phoenix University, Summa Cum Laude. He also was an engineer, once working for CEC in Pittsburgh. He had an associate degree in engineering from Belmont College in St. Clairsville, Ohio. Nigel loved fishing, camping, and being outdoors. He also enjoyed building aquariums and collecting and caring for fishes.

 
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Walter F. "Murp" Balawajder

December 16, 2019 |

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

Walter F. "Murp" Balawajder, age 91, of McKeesport, died December 15, 2019, at home. Born February 18, 1928, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Stanley and Josephine (Leonard) Balawajder.

 
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Daniel J. Sowa

December 16, 2019 |

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

Daniel J. Sowa, age 50 of Jefferson Hills, passed away at home on Monday, December 16, 2019.  Born January 30, 1969 in Braddock, he was a son of the late Walter A. and Jacqueline (McCorkle) Sowa.  A 1987 graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School and the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics, Daniel worked for many years as an aircraft mechanic.  He is survived by his brother David (Ann Marie) Sowa of Liberty Borough; his sister Stephanie Osselborn of West Mifflin; his stepchildren Carol Opfer of Elizabeth Twp. and Joyce (Jake) Bartlet of Kaukauna, WI; his grandchildren Daniel, Mikel, and Sarah; his nieces and nephews Emma Grace McGurk-Sowa, Keation and Cassandra McClelland, and C.J. Raymond; and his companion Karen Sowa.

 
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Julia Sydoriak

December 16, 2019 |

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

Julia Sydoriak, age 95 of Clairton, passed away Monday, December 16, 2019.  Born August 29, 1924, she was a daughter of the late Alexander and Katherine (Bilak) Sydoriak and was employed for many years at Teper's Jewelers in Clairton.  She was a member of Ascension of Our Lord Byzantine Catholic Church and was a former member of St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Church, both in Clairton.  Julia is survived by her sister Doris Sydoriak, her sister-in-law Lillian Sydoriak, and her niece Lilly Tintor.  She was preceded in death by her siblings Mary, Stephen, and Nick Sydoriak.

 
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Dolores J. Kolodziej

December 16, 2019 |

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

Dolores J. Kolodziej, age 88 of McKeesport, passed away on Sunday, December 15, 2019 in Kane Community Living Center in McKeesport.  Born November 4, 1931 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Marion (Sorocko) Dwornick.  A member of Corpus Christi Parish who also attended St. Patrick's Church, Dolores worked as a secretary in the warehouse office for G.C. Murphy & Co. in McKeesport.  Her family will remember her giving heart and her many, many friends.  Besides her parents, Dolores was preceded in death by her husband Joseph Kolodziej and her brothers Ray and Tom Dwornick.  She is survived by her son Ronald J. Kolodziej of McKeesport; her sister Lorraine (Dwornick) Jesionowski of Versailles; and also numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces-and-nephews, and great-great-nieces-and-nephews.  

 
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George William Brubaker, Jr.

December 16, 2019 |

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

George William Brubaker, Jr.,  47, of McKeesport, passed away at home on Saturday, December 14, 2019. He was born June 18, 1972 in Norfolk, VA and was the son of Patricia A. (Surgeon) Brubaker of Versailles and the late George William Brubaker who passed away October 16, 2015. George was a Radiological Supervisor for BWXT and was a US Air Force Veteran. For his service, he received the Air Force Training Ribbon, Southwest Asia Service Medal with 1 Bronze Star, Air Force Overseas Long Tour Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal and the Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon with 1 Service Star.  George was a kid at heart. He loved all Superhero's and has an enormous superhero collection. He was one of the most loving and giving person. He loved his nieces and nephews, going to fleatiques and playing hockey, basketball, softball and golf. He was also a huge hockey fan.

 
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Ellen I. Kyle

December 16, 2019 |

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

Ellen I. Kyle, age 93, of Munhall, died December 13, 2019, at UPMC McKeesport Hospital. Born June 29, 1926, in West Mifflin, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Mary (Rhodes) Gilmore and the wife of the late John Kyle.

 
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William J. McManus

December 15, 2019 |

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

William J. “Pockets” McManus, age 75, of Elizabeth, passed away on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at Jefferson Hospital. He was a retired craneman from Steelmet - ELG Metals in Port Vue and a U.S. Army veteran. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and loved hot rods and attending car shows. Born March 5, 1944 in Philadelphia, he was a son of the late William J. McManus, Sr. and Claire (Peterman) McManus. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Jacqueline “Jackie” M. (Hohn) McManus; daughter, Diane Bullister of Pittsburgh; son, Rennie McManus of South Park; grandchildren, Erin, Sean and Ryan Bullister; sister-in-law, Barbara (Donald) Yanko of Jefferson Hills; niece, Jamie (Greg) Geis of Elizabeth; nephew, Jesse Yanko of Bethel Park; also, sisters and a brother. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 from 2-4 and 6-8PM. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com

 


JoAnn Eisele

December 14, 2019 |

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

JoAnn Eisele, age 83, of McKeesport, formally of North Versailles, died on December 13, 2019. She was born in Morgantown, WV on November 21, 1936 and is the daughter of the late Hobert and Opal McCartney Hennessey. She was a long-time member of Christy Park United Methodist Church where she enjoyed being a part of the choir, and a devoted member to the First Evangelical Free Church in McKeesport. JoAnn worked, with her late husband John, at the former Wiltshire Poultry Farm for several years.

She is survived by her loving son John W. (Pam) Eisele Jr. of McKeesport; loving grandchildren, Nadine Eisele, Erica and Angeline Bottger, Kelly Stanich and Kari Hurley; great grandchildren Austin, Max and Benjamin. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Cheryl Bottger, siblings; Maxine (Steve) Bill, Marie (Jim) Smith and James (Martha) Hennessey.

 
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Eileen G. Bekavac

December 13, 2019 |

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

Eileen G. Bekavac, age 84 of Clairton, passed away at home on Thursday, December 12, 2019.  Born January 13, 1935 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Julia (Toth) Gaydos.  A member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish in Clairton, Eileen worked for many years at the Clairton Works FCU, retiring in 2000, and with Mike's Jewelry.  She is survived by her sons A. Blaise (Constance) Bekavac of Edgewater, MD and Gregory T. Bekavac of Clairton; her grandchildren Chelsey and Christin; and also nieces and nephews.  Besides her parents, Eileen is preceded in death by her siblings Robert Gaydos and Eleanor M. Lowe. 

 
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Geracimos "Jerry" D. Hionis

December 13, 2019 |

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

Geracimos “Jerry” D. Hionis, age 88, of White Oak, fell asleep peacefully with the Lord on December 13, 2019 at home surrounded by his beloved family.  He was born in Kefalonia, Greece on March 27, 1931 and is the son of the late Dennis and Theodora Yakoumatos Hionis.  Although he endured poverty and war, the great earthquake of 1953 which destroyed most of the island, was the main reason he came to the United States for a better life.  Jerry was employed at US Steel in Homestead and was a painter in his spare time.  He has been a member of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in White Oak which he eagerly assisted many others in building the church.   He was the life of the party, and was known for his zest for life, his generosity for helping others, sense of humor and a passion for hunting and his yearly trips to Greece.

 
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Richard W. Baldridge

December 13, 2019 |

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

Richard W. Baldridge, 85, of North Huntingdon, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 10, 2019. Richard was born on December 3, 1934 to the late William Ray and Leona (Ault) Baldridge of McKeesport. Richard was a U.S. Army veteran and he was a former employee of Papercraft of Jeannette and Blawnox. He was an avid model train collector, enjoyed watching his Pittsburgh sports teams on T.V., and spending time socializing with all of his neighborhood retired friends. He is survived by his former wife Karen Baldridge; his children Rick (Doreen) Baldridge, Scott Baldridge and companion Jeannie Sonnenberg, and Dennis Baldridge all of North Huntingdon; grandsons Rick and Chris Baldridge.

 
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Dr. Harry K. Gillespie

December 13, 2019 |

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

Dr. Harry K. Gillespie, retired pediatrician, age 94 of Irwin, passed away peacefully on Monday December 9, 2019. Loving father of seven children, Mary Ellen (Joseph) Ferragonio, James (Ana) Gillespie, David (Rose Mary) Gillespie, Charlotte (Charles) Fisher, Sarah (Eugene) Pile, Elizabeth (David) Haushalter, and Douglas (Heidi) Gillespie.

Caring grandfather, great-grandfather and uncle to numerous grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and their families. He is also survived by his sister Nancy Troy and cousin Lucy (Joe) Russell. In addition to his wife Eleanor, Harry was preceded in death by his parents, Philip and Loretta, and siblings Richard, Philip Jr., and Susan Mormon.

A graduate of Central Catholic High School, a U.S. Navy veteran, and graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Dr. Gillespie was a longtime practicing pediatrician in Irwin and White Oak as well as at Jeannette and McKeesport hospitals, touching the lives of many patients and families over the length of his career.

He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Irwin, where he cantered mass and served as a member of the choir for many years. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus #1480 Greensburg. Dr. Gillespie was ahead of his time when it came to enjoying the great outdoors, recycling, and doing his part in taking care of Mother Earth. He will be fondly remembered for his kindness, his steadfast faith, his gentle demeanor, maintaining an active lifestyle, and his ever-present sense of humor.

 
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Cecelia A. (Valco) Schorr

December 12, 2019 |

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

Cecelia A. (Valco) Schorr age 95, formerly of Duquesne, passed away on December 10, 2019.  Daughter of the late Michael & Mary E. (Dobrancin) Valco, she was a retired Department of Central Data Supervisor and, following that, worked in retail sales.  She was a member of St. Joseph Church, Duquesne, a member of the former Christian Mothers, Past President of the GFWC Women’s Club of Duquesne, and Past President of the AARP-former Duquesne Chapter #1456.  She was the wife of the late Paul G. Schorr.  She is survived by her step-daughter Mary Ann (James) St. Clair of East Lake, Ohio; her niece Susan (Boyd) Anastas of West Mifflin; cousin Rona Fearon of Florida. In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her brothers Andrew Valco & Joseph Valco and nephews Thomas (Joanne survives) Valco & Gene (late Kathy) Valco. Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 15 from 12-6 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300.  Blessing service will be held at the Funeral Home at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, December 16 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph Church, Duquesne at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. John McKenna, her great nephew, officiating.  Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Mifflin.  In lieu of flowers, Cecelia requested contributions for masses.

 


Christine M. Brown

December 12, 2019 |

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

Christine M. Brown age 68, of Clairton, passed away on December 11, 2019 at  Arden Courts in Jefferson Hills.  Born on February 18, 1951, she was the daughter of the late John I. Brown and Dolores (Kogut) Brown.  She was a retired school teacher at St. Edward the Confessor School in Dana Point, California.  Besides her mother, she is survived by her brothers John (Helene) Brown of Jefferson Hills and Kevin (Josie) Brown of Lancaster and sister, Beth (Jack) Savulak of Harrison City and nieces and nephews.  There is no visitation.  Arrangements entrusted to MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300. Memorial contributions can be made to: Altzehimer’s Disease Research Center 3459 Fifth Avenue Pittsburgh, PA  15213 Or Arden Courts of Jefferson Hills 300 Wray Large Road Jefferson Hills, PA  15025.

 

 


M. Shirley Pikula

December 12, 2019 |

By willig | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

M. Shirley Pikula, age 87, of McKeesport, died December 9, 2019, at Riverside Care Center. Born June 18, 1932, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Ella (Jacobs) Zoltak and the wife of the late Joseph G. Pikula.
 As a young woman, Shirley was one of the top models in the Pittsburgh area. She went on to teaching "Charm" classes to young women in the old Sears building, and retired from the J.C. Penney Company. Her biggest love was setting a table that was unmatched and providing a meal and a prayer that people who experienced it still speak of. She was a member of the Port Vue United Methodist Church.

 
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Theodore J. "Ted" Squires

December 12, 2019 |

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

Theodore J. "Ted" Squires, 86, of McKeesport, passed away Wednesday, December 11, 2019 surrounded by his loving family.  He was born December 19, 1932 in McKeesport, a son of the late John and Clara (Jakoski) Squires.  Prior to his retirement, Ted was a rigger for US Steel National Tube Works and a veteran of the US Army having served during the Korean War where he was proud to cook and serve the troops.  He was a member of Corpus Christi Parish and St. Agnes Parish where he sang in the choir for 49 years.  He enjoyed music all of his life playing the guitar and organ.    Over the years, Ted enjoyed bowling, golfing, baseball, polka dancing and vacationing in Florida. He was most proud of his daughters and all of their musical talents.   He adored his grandchildren and all of their accomplishments.   He was the most loving and friendly gentleman and was noted for having the the most beautiful blue eyes that everyone noticed and commented on.  Ted was a devout Catholic who faithfully prayed the rosary and the Divine Mercy Chaplet.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Jack and Robert "Lefty" Squires.  He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Loretta (Kuznar) Squires; daughters, Karen Kustra and her husband, Ray, Sharon "Sherri" Estrada and her husband, Mike, Lorraine "Lori" Kudla and her husband, Mark, Dona Alverson and her husband, Lee; and 5 grandchildren, Tom, Stephen, Amanda, Rachel and Amy; and great-granddaughter, Hazel.  Friends will be received from 2-8 p.m. on Friday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday in St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon.  Interment to follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, N. Versailles.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Ruth Elizabeth Johnson

December 12, 2019 |

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

Ruth Elizabeth Johnson, 95, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at home. She was born September 29, 1924 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late John H. and Elizabeth Murman Swainson. She was the wife of 50 years to the late Norman C. Johnson, Sr., who passed away July 30, 2002.  She was a member of The Evangelical Congregation Church in McKeesport where she was a member of the Faith Class for 50 years and taught Sunday school for 30 years.

 
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Elinore J. Stearns

December 11, 2019 |

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

Elinore J. Stearns of New Eagle and formerly of Clairton, passed away on her 84th Birthday, December 11, 2019, in Jefferson Hospital.  Born December 11, 1935 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Stephanik) Dwyer.  A former sales clerk for many years at G.C. Murphy and Co. in Clairton, Elinore was a member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish in Monongahela.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Clyde Stearns, who passed away December 6, 2000, and her sister Louise Smith.  Elinore is survived by her daughter Lorrie (Scott) Bellavance of New Eagle; her three grandchildren Tabitha (Joe) DeBerry, Brianna Romero, and Scott Bellavance; her six great-grandchildren Danika and Coltyn DeBerry, Izabella and Zayla Romero, Waylon DeBerry, and Veronica Bellavance; her siblings Betty Morally of Baldwin, Ruth Clarke of Wexford, Donald Dwyer of Jefferson Hills, and Harold Dwyer of Westmoreland City; and also nieces and nephews.

 
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Tom Leonard Wardropper

December 11, 2019 |

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

Tom Leonard Wardropper, age 78, of Elizabeth, went to be with the Lord Monday, December 9, 2019.  He was born in McKeesport on September 19, 1941 and is the son of the late Harry James and Edna Samantha Littleton Wardropper.  He was retired from the U.S. Navy serving his country for over 21 years.  He then was employed at GE Apparatus Plant in West Mifflin until retirement.  He was a member of Port Vue United Methodist Church and enjoyed travelling, especially to his place in Palm Beach Shores, Florida.

 
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Ann Morrison

December 11, 2019 |

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

Ann Morrison, age 94, of Carroll Twp., formerly of Elrama, passed away on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was a retired cashier for A&P Supermarket in Clairton. She was a member of Nativity of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church in Monongahela. 

 
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Andrew Caprio

December 11, 2019 |

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

Andrew "Butch" Caprio, age 74, formerly of Manowon in Forward Twp., passed away on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at Mon Valley Care Center. A graduate of Mon Valley Catholic High School, he attended Robert Morris University. He was the former proprietor of Foodland in Donora and Monongahela and Save-a-Lot in Butler. He was a former member of the Monongahela Elks and IMBS Club in Monongahela. 

 
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Gerald J. “Jerry” Robinson

December 10, 2019 |

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

Gerald J. “Jerry” Robinson, age 69, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, December 7, 2019. Jerry, also known as Chico, also known as Buddy, was born on October 11, 1950 to the late George and Violet (Donati) Robinson of Pitcairn. Jerry was a veteran of the US Navy serving in the Vietnam Conflict. He spent his career in the construction field as one of the finest plasterers in the area and was a member of the OPCMIA, Local 31. His work can be admired all around Pittsburgh, including Heinz Hall and Kennywood.

He was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, North Versailles. Jerry was infamous for many things. He loved being outdoors on his quad, fishing, hunting, and camping. He was known for his secret recipe grilled chicken and making homemade wine, prosciutto, sauerkraut and sausage. In his recent years, Jerry spent his time babysitting his grandchildren, whom he spoiled with whatever they wanted. They remember him for his love cowboy shows on TV, Ovaltine, and buying them happy meals.

 
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Robin C. Williams

December 10, 2019 |

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

Robin C. Williams, 58, died Dec. 7, 2019. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 12 noon Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, at Robert A. Waters Funeral Home, Inc., 2326 Jenny Lind St., McKeesport, PA, where a funeral service will be held at 12 noon Friday, Dec. 13, 2019.

 


Jonathan Joseph Fonos

December 10, 2019 |

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

Jonathan Joseph Fonos, 27, of Port Vue, passed away Monday, December 9, 2019. He was born October 12, 1992 in Pittsburgh and was the son of Larry (Sherry) Vargo of Jefferson Hills,  and Kathy Hanky of Port Vue. Jonathan worked for Interstate NDT in Belle Vernon and was a US Army Veteran. He was also a member and Legion Rider of the Smithton American Legion. 

 
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June A. Hayden

December 10, 2019 |

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

June A. Hayden, age 91, of Dravosburg, died December 9, 2019, at Locust Grove Personal Care of West Mifflin. Born June 7, 1928, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Oscar E. and Olga C. (Larson) Anderson and the wife of the late Howard R. "Ray" Hayden.

 
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William "Bill" Clyde Patterson

December 09, 2019 |

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

William "Bill" Clyde Patterson,  77, of Buena Vista, passed away at home on Sunday, December 8, 2019. He was born October 30, 1942 in McKeesport and was the son of the late John and Lucille (Wolfgang) Patterson. Bill was a Master Chief  in the US Navy and retired after 30 years of service. For his service in Vietnam, he received the Bronze Star, Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Navy Unit Commendation; Meritorious Unit Commendation, 4 Good Conduct Medals, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Medal and the Vietnam Campaign Medal. He was a member of Youghiogheny Lodge 375 F & AM.

 
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Stephen T. Skowronski

December 09, 2019 |

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

Stephen T. Skowronski, 95, formerly of North Huntingdon, passed away Saturday, December 7, 2019.  He was born August 18, 1924 in Braddock, a son of the late Bronislaw and Josephine (Casper) Skowronski.  Prior to his retirement, Stephen was a steelworker for US Steel and was a veteran of the US Army having served during WWII.  He was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, North Huntingdon, a volunteer for Rescue 8 and enjoyed traveling.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma J. Berthold Skowronski; infant sister, Sofie; and brothers, Stanley, Kie, Chester, Frank, Adam, Vincent, Andrew and twin brother, Walter.  He is survived by his niece, Elaine Merkel and her husband Tom, and numerous nieces and nephews.  There will be no public visitation.  Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Irene Bernadine Monezis

December 09, 2019 |

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

Irene Bernadine Monezis, 90, of McKeesport, died Sunday, December 8, 2019. She was born February 25, 1929 in Hosttetter, and was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Pavlok) Godula. She was the wife of the late George M. Monezis, Jr., who passed away September 21, 2016. They were married for  65 years. Irene was a member of Corpus Christi Parish, and was formerly Proprietor of Minerva Bakery in McKeesport.

 
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Jay P. Graft

December 09, 2019 |

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

Jay P. Graft, age 77, of Jefferson Hills, passed away on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at Jefferson Hospital. A retired instrument repairman supercraft from U.S. Steel Clairton Works, he was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the OMNI masonic lodge #582 of Dravosburg. 

 
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Robert P. Keenan

December 09, 2019 |

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

Robert P. Keenan, age 87, of White Oak died December 7, 2019, at home. Born January 28, 1932, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Hazel Gertrude Peirson and David Russell Keenan and the husband of the late Betty Joan Davis-Keenan.

 
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Robert D. Wunderley

December 09, 2019 |

By willig | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Robert D. Wunderley, age 81, of Liberty Borough, died December 6, 2019, at home. Born March 21, 1938, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late William G. and Alma Rosella (Elliott) Wunderley and the husband of Dorothy E. (Hartzell) Wunderley.
Robert was a member of Liberty Presbyterian Church for over 50 years. Active within his church, he served as president of the corporation, elder, trustee, deacon and Sunday school superintendent. Robert was a member and past master of Masonic Youghiogheny Lodge #583.  He was a member of Al-O-Mon Forest #138 Tall Cedars and their clown unit, bringing joy and laughter to children of all ages. Robert was former director of operations for Elteg Mgt. Co. Inc., at Chatham Center, for twenty one years and former vice president of Equibank’s building and properties division for twenty six years. A life member of Liberty Borough Volunteer Fire Department, Robert served as former president, secretary and line officer of the department. He was a U.S. Army sergeant with the 336th Military Police Battalion. A disabled veteran of his country, Robert belonged to the White Oak American Legion Post #447 and to Liberty Borough Seniors, where he served as former president. A kind and gentle man, Robert treasured his family and the friends he made throughout his life.

 
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Charles J. Sudey

December 08, 2019 |

By willig | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Charles J. Sudey, age 70, of McKeesport died December 7, 2019, at UPMC East. Born May 22, 1949, in Braddock, he was the son of the late John and Margaret (Urda) Sudey.

 
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Mark E. Laber

December 07, 2019 |

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

Mark E. Laber, 56, of Irwin, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, December 6, 2019.  He was born May 28, 1963 in Miami, FL, a son of the late Joseph and Barbara (Tomajko) Laber.  Mark was a machine set up operator for Wabtec Corp.  in Greensburg.  He was a 1982 graduate of Norwin Sr. High School and later earned his degree in Industrial Technology from California University of PA.  He loved fishing and boating and enjoyed being a part of family gatherings.  He is survived by his brother, Jeffrey Laber and his wife, Doreen; sister, Laurie Gillott and her husband, Greg; niece Madeline (Tyson) Stupy; and nephew, Matthew Gillott.  Friends will be received from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  A funeral service will take place at 10 a.m. on Wednesday in the funeral home chapel.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Brain Aneurysm Foundation, 269 Hanover Street, Hanover, MA  02339 in memory of his mother Barbara.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Esther J. (Gonzales) Micklo

December 07, 2019 |

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

(This obituary was updated after publication.)

Esther J. (Gonzales) Micklo, 73, of McKeesport, died Thursday, November 21, 2019, at Kane Community Living Center, McKeesport.  She was born March 1, 1946 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Joseph and Mollie (Weiss) Gonzales.  In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by a brother Joseph Gonzales and sisters Rosalie Hansen and Miriam Diggs.  She is survived by brothers David Gonzales, Howard Gonzales, Albert Gonzales, and Carl Gonzales and sisters Sylvia Hannen, Doris Amatuzzi, Rachel Conrad, and Linda Micklo.  She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

 
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Iona G. Diamond

December 07, 2019 |

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

Iona G. Diamond, 89, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, December 6, 2019.  She was born May 15, 1930 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Benjamin and Orie (Davis) Bowman.  Iona was a member of St. Agnes Parish and AARP 3221 N. Huntingdon.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Diamond; brother, Frank Bender; sisters, June Bennett and Hazel Wood.  She is survived by her children, Patricia Peripanos and her husband, Gus, James Diamond and his wife, Betty, Judy Pozzuto, Richard Diamond and his wife, Chris; sister, Velma Mimnaugh; ten grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.  Friends and family will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Monday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  A funeral service will take place at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday in the funeral home chapel.  Interment to follow in Mount Vernon Cemetery, McKeesport.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Janice J. Brisbine

December 07, 2019 |

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

Janice J. Brisbine, 83, of Greensburg, passed away Friday, December 6, 2019.  She was born October 12, 1936 in Greensburg, a daughter of the late Clarence D. and Dorothy (Baum) Brown.  Prior to her retirement, Janice worked for S&T Bank in Irwin in the mortgage department and was a member of Norwin Church of the Nazarene and was involved with the keenagers at the Norwin Alliance Church.  She enjoyed cooking, baking, especially around Christmas, crocheting baby quilts and afghans and attending church with her grandchildren. Although her mind and body failed her at the end, Janice's faith remained strong, and she is now at peace with the Lord.   In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence A. Brisbine; son, Clarence "Joe" Brisbine; grandson, Shawn Brisbine; brothers, Melvin D. and Paul J. Brown.  She is survived by her son, Gary Brisbine (Kathy), daughter-in-law, Leslie Brisbine; grandchildren, Ryan, Brandon, Chris (Alicia), Evan and Amber; great-grandchildren, Mariah, Andrianna, Luke, Avalina, Raymond, Evelyn and Gabriel; sisters-in-law, Mary Ann and Carol; and numerous nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews.  Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Monday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  A funeral service will take place on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment to follow in Harold's Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Hempfield township.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Norwin Church of the Nazarene.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Edgar "Ed" "Red" McCloskey

December 07, 2019 |

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

Edgar "Ed" "Red" McCloskey age 91, of Elizabeth, PA, formerly of Duquesne, on December 5, 2019 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center surrounded by his family and friends. He was a son of the late Leo and Hermina “Minnie” (Kampert) McCloskey. He was retired from US Steel Duquesne Works as a High Tension Lineman. He was a former member of St. Joseph's Church, Duquesne and a current member of St. Michael Church in Elizabeth. He proudly served his country in the Air Force. Husband of the late Dorothy (Gyduska) McCloskey; father of Chris McCloskey of Buena Vista; grandfather of Brandon Iams and April Iams; brother of the late Esther Marie (late Ernest) Morris; uncle of Kathy (Kurt) Kullberg, Robert (Dorothy) Morris and Richard Morris. Visitation Monday, December 9 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave. Duquesne 412-466-3300 where a blessing service will be held on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. Followed by Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph's Church at 10:00 a.m. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, West Mifflin, with Military Honors.  

 


James E. Cowans Sr.

December 07, 2019 |

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

James E. Cowans Sr., 75, died Dec. 4, 2019. Arrangements in charge of Robert A. Waters Funeral Home Inc.

 


Martin W. Sudzina

December 07, 2019 |

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

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the death of Martin W. Sudzina, age 68.  He passed peacefully on December 3, 2019. Our family has found ourselves humbled by the outpouring of love, support and prayers we have received from all. They have been heard and appreciated.

Marty was born on November 10, 1951 to the late Edward and Helen (Kovacs) Sudzina.

He is survived by his son, Gregory J. Sudzina, and sisters, Debra Keane (Mike) and Mari Lynn Klein (Rick).

 
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Kenneth A. Ritchie

December 06, 2019 |

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

Kenneth A. Ritchie, age 62 of Elizabeth, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, December 03, 2019. The son of the late Alan Ritchie and Wanda LoPresti, he is survived by: sisters, Judith, Yvonne, Charlene, and Karen; brothers, Jeffrey and Robert; daughters, Jessica, Kaylee, Crystal, and Danielle; grandchildren, Dylan, Tallie, and Taylen. He is also survived by many loving cousins, nieces, and nephews. Ken built a career as a hardworking auto mechanic and scrap worker. Though never married, he shared the best years of his life with the mother of his daughters, the late Angela Karan. Together, they were passionate about music, riding Harley Davidsons, and just enjoying the good times. Ken lived a hard life and dealt with various health issues but he never let that stand in his way. He leaves behind beautiful memories for his family and friends who will miss him dearly and remember him as fun-loving, silly, and charismatic. Ken’s body was cremated but friends and family will be received for a memorial service at the Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home in Duquesne on Friday, December 13, 2019 from 6-8 pm. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the family.

 


Robert L. Heffner

December 06, 2019 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

 Robert L. Heffner, 60, of Belle Vernon, died Dec. 4, 2019.  He is the son of the late Kenneth and Evelyn Heffner.  He is survived by his beloved wife Patty (Burkette) Heffner, daughter Heather Heffner; son Robert K. Heffner; grandchildren Kaylee, Maleena, Layla and Chase; brothers Allen Heffner and Ronald (Rebecca) Heffner; goddaughters Arizona and Victoria Archibeque; also nieces and nephews.  Bob was an avid motorcyclist and enjoyed camping, boating and the outdoors.  Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport, Sat. Dec. 14, 2019 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 7:30 at which time a funeral service will be held.  Interment will be held Mon., Dec. 16, 2019 at 11:00 am at Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Elizabeth.
 


Melva "Cookie" Tranchini

December 06, 2019 |

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

Melva "Cookie" Tranchini, age 83 of Jefferson Hills, passed away on Thursday, December 5, 2019 in Jefferson Hospital.  Born August 10, 1936 in New York, NY, she was a daughter of the late Theodore Mirkovich and Zorka (Terzich) Mirkovich Check.  A member of Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church, its Kola Sisters, and the SNF, Cookie worked as a secretary at both Fisher Scientific and the City of Clairton.  She loved her Serbian culture, and loved to bake, cook, and parasail.  Cookie is survived by her husband of 59 1/2 years Joseph Tranchini; her children Leslie (Johnathan) Thomas of Arlington, VA and Joseph (Carla) Tranchini of Jefferson Hills; her grandchildren Nicole (Daniel) Muhr, Bryan Wish, and Alexandra and Laura Tranchini; and also nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents, Cookie was preceded in death by her sister Nedra Drobac.  

 
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Jean Suhy

December 06, 2019 |

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

Jean Suhy,  88, of McKeesport, passed away Friday, December 6, 2019. She was born March 10, 1931 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Stanley  and Wilma (Markus) Smolnicky, Sr.  Jean had worked for White Oak Bowl and the former Western Pennsylvania Humane Society in Elizabeth Township.

 
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Doris Spargal

December 06, 2019 |

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

Doris (Roth) Spargal, age 76, of Jefferson Hills, passed away on Friday, December 6, 2019 at Jefferson Hospital. She was a retired custodian for Dick Corporation in Jefferson Hills and a member of the Floreffe Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary. She was a member of St. Isaac Jogues Roman Catholic Church in Elrama. 

 
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Mary Ann Rakochy

December 05, 2019 |

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

Mary Ann Rakochy, age 86 of Clairton, passed away on Thursday, December 5, 2019 in Overlook Green Senior Living in Whitehall.  Born July 22, 1933 in Clairton, she was a daughter of the late Mitro and Mary J. (Makuh) Rakochy and last surviving sibling of the late Mike Wagel, Margaret McGuiness, Ann Bernhard, John Rakochy, and Helen Glegyak.  Mary Ann was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish in Clairton and retired after 53 years as an office clerk for the City of Clairton.  She is survived by nieces and nephews.  Friends will be received in the A.J. Bekavac Funeral Home, 555 5th. St., Clairton, PA 15025 (412-233-5700), on Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 8:30 AM until a 10 AM Mass of Christian Burial in St. Clare of Assisi Church.  Burial will follow to Ascension Cemetery, Clairton.  www.bekavacfuneralhome.com 

 
 


Richard J. Luketic

December 05, 2019 |

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

Richard J. Luketic, age 68, of McKeesport, died December 3, 2019, at home. Born March 9, 1951, in Orlando, FL, he was the son of the late Stephen and Catherine (Kesser) Luketic

 
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Betty Jane Hodge

December 05, 2019 |

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

Betty Jane Hodge,  71, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Wednesday, December  4, 2019. She was born December 16, 1947 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late John and Elizabeth  (Toth) Lukondi.  Betty  was a member of the Boston United Methodist Church, and had worked for the former Giant Eagle in Olympia Shopping Center. She loved flower and vegetable gardening and playing Farmville on her computer.

 
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Paul L. Gala

December 05, 2019 |

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

Paul L. Gala, 55, passed away peacefully on December 2, 2019. He was in the presence of his loving family. Paul was diagnosed with gastric cancer in May of 2018. Facing his foe with unwavering courage and dignity, Paul spent the last 19 months making indelible memories with his beloved wife and children. Paul was born on March 16, 1964 in Elizabeth Township, PA to the late Charles and Margaret Gala. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1986 and the following year, his MBA from the Katz Graduate School of Business. Paul dedicated 30 years to IBM as a business executive and market leader and most recently, 2 years as the Senior Director of Sales Operations at Blackboard.

 
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Frances Marie "Fran" Shultz

December 05, 2019 |

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

Frances Marie "Fran" Shultz age 87, of Duquesne, on December 3, 2019 at Kane Regional Medical Center, McKeesport, PA after a long battle of Alzheimer's disease. She was born in Clariton, PA to the late Robert and Bertha (Veitch) Tachoir. She was a home maker and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Duquesne, PA. She enjoyed plastic canvas crafting, word search puzzles, bingo and reading Chicken Soup for the Soul books, as well as family time. She is survived by her children, Paul L. “Larry” Shultz of Duquesne, Kenneth W. Shultz of Alexandria, LA, Robert D. Shultz of Duquesne, Daniel A. (Linda) Shultz of Duquesne, Cathy J. (William) Leonard of Holly Springs, NC and Maryanne Shultz of Orlando, FL; grandmother of William Leonard, Jr., Jonathon Shultz, John Paul Leonard, Brittney Shultz and Danielle Matta; great-grandmother of J.R. Shultz, Joey Matta, and August Olivia Leonard. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Paul “Iggy” Shultz who passed away in 2011; also brothers and sisters, Leo Forrest, Thomas, Patrick, Jacques, Joseph, Lois White, Agnes Rushe and Catherine Odoski; and many nieces and nephews. Visitation on Sunday from 2-7 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave. Duquense 412-466-3300 where a blessing service will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. Followed by Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph's Church at 11:30 a.m. Burial will be in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.

 


Bernard A. “Ace” Curran

December 05, 2019 |

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

Bernard A. “Ace” Curran age 93, of Duquesne, on December 3, 2019. he was a son of the late Joseph and Catherine (McNally) Curran. He was a retired CORE maker from Fort Pitt Steel in Christy Park. He was a member of Christ the Light of the World Parish in Duquesne, the former owner of the former Duquesne Taxi Cab company in the 50s. He loved to garden and enjoyed music. He and his late wife were avid fans of Duquesne High School Sports and were strong supporters of the city of Duquesne, and would attend all the council meetings. He proudly served his country in the Navy during WWII. Husband of 45 years to the late Anna M. (Bogacik) Curran; father of the late Bernard Michael Curren; brother of the late Joseph Curran, Catherine, William Curran, Margaret and Ellen Ann. Visitation on Sunday from 2-8 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne 412-466-3300 where a blessing service will be held on Monday at 9:30 a.m. Followed by Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Name Church of Christ the Light of the World Parish at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Jefferson Memorial Park with Military Honors

 


Thomas J. Domer

December 05, 2019 |

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

Thomas J. Domer age 74, of West Mifflin, on December 4, 2019 at home. He was a son of the late John and Myrtle (Lawrence) Domer. Tom was a retired custodian of Community College of Allegheny County, West Mifflin South. Beloved husband of 43 years to Faye (McLindon) Domer; father of Thomas J. (Tomi) Domer II of Slippery Rock and Gillian Domer of West Mifflin and Kelly Domer Curry; grandfather of Rebecca, Sydney and Madison Domer and Christian Anastasiu;  Christopher and Kenneth Curry; brother of John Domer of Port Vue, Martha (Robert) Drusbasky of Elizabeth, Emil Domer of Plum Boro, Rita (Herb) Petticord of Elizabeth and the late Mary Randall, late Genevieve Ferry, late Barbara Janiki, and the late Joseph and Robert Domer. Visitation Friday, 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne 412-466-3300 where a blessing service will be held Saturday at 9:30 followed by Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Name Church of Christ the Light of the World Parish at 10 a.m.

 


Evelyn A. Makara

December 04, 2019 |

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

Evelyn A. Makara, 92, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, December 4, 2019.  She was born October 31, 1927 in Homestead, a daughter of the late Andrew and Anna Horkavy.  Prior to her retirement, Evelyn was a registered nurse and a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Makara; daughter, Cynthia Stevens; sisters, Lillian Dillabaugh and Irene Ingham.  She is survived by her sons, Robert Makara and his wife, Elizabeth, Richard Makara and his wife, Susan, Ronald Makara and Raymond Makara; daughter, Ellen Woomer; son-in-law, Frank Stevens; 13 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.  Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church.  Interment to follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Colleen Harkcom Wilson

December 04, 2019 |

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

Colleen (Harkcom) Wilson, North Huntingdon Township, passed away on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, and at the time of her death was a resident of Walden's View Personal Care, Irwin.  Colleen was born in Somerset, Pa., on March 17, 1937, a daughter of Dorse Harkcom and Rosalind (Walker) Harkcom.  Colleen attended the Somerset Area Schools, and graduated from Somerset High School in the class of 1955.  Colleen had various places of employment during her lifetime, and last worked at Thrift Drug Store where she was employed for approximately 18 years.  On December 27, 1966 in Bentleyville, Pa., Colleen married Lawrence M. Wilson who passed away on March 27, 2019.  Colleen and her late husband were active members of Christian Life Church in Trafford.  Colleen is survived by numerous nieces and nephews and in-laws.  During her last illness, Colleen was assisted by members of her congregation, her Pastors, and was helped in every sense of the word by her good friend, Cheryl Sturm.  Arrangements are under the supervision of James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, and at the request of the deceased, all services are private.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Joan Marie Bradley

December 04, 2019 |

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

Joan Marie Bradley, age 61 of Clairton, passed away on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 in Allegheny General Hospital.  Born March 2, 1958 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Alfred L. and Frances L. (Bachowski) Bradley.  A self-employed caregiver and member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish in Clairton, Joan is survived by her siblings Nannette Bradley of Port Vue and Dean Bradley of Liberty Borough, her nephew Bradley, her niece Natalie, and her dear friend Cindy Grossman.  Interment will be private at the request of the family.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Joan's name should be made to Animal Friends, 562 Camp Horne Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15237.  Arrangements are in the care of the A.J. Bekavac Funeral Home, 555 5th. St., Clairton, PA 15025 (412-233-5700). www.bekavacfuneralhome.com

 
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Kenneth Lee McKissick Sr.

December 03, 2019 |

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

Kenneth Lee McKissick Sr., 57, died Nov. 29, 2019. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Dec. 6, 2019, at Macedonia Baptist Church, 17 Cochran St., Duquesne, PA 15110, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Dec. 7, 2019. Arrangements in charge of Robert A. Waters Funeral Home.

 


Adelaide “Della” A. (Martinelli) Simonetta

December 03, 2019 |

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

Adelaide “Della” A. (Martinelli) Simonetta, age 96, of McKeesport, passed away Sunday, December 1, 2019. She was born December 22, 1922 in Blythedale, a daughter of the late Joseph and Esther Martinelli. She was a former member of St. Patrick’s Church in McKeesport and worked for over 12 years in the produce department at Shop N Save in McKeesport before retiring.

 
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Scott A. Wisneski

December 02, 2019 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Scott A. Wisneski, 47 of Port Vue, died Nov. 30, 2019.  He is the son of Robert Wisneski and Terry (John D'Angelo) Woytovich.  Scott is survived by his son Tyler S. Wisneski; grandson Johnathon Wisneski; brother David (Pam Bell) Andres and girlfriend Susan Wahrenger.  Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport, Wed. from 4 to 8 pm.

 


Frank Vlasic

December 02, 2019 |

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

Frank Vlasic, age 88 of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Thursday, November 28, 2019 at Mt. Vernon of Elizabeth Assisted Living.   Born May 27, 1931 in Yugoslavia, he was the son of the late John and Ana (Bogovic) Vlasic.  A retired steelworker for US Steel - National Tube Works in McKeesport, he joins his wife, the late Dorothy Jane (Vugrincic) Vlasic, who passed away September 3, 2018.  Frank lived in White Oak for almost 50 years before having to give up his beloved home and yard where he loved to spend his days outside cutting grass, planting flowers or working on cars. Frank was an active member of CFU Lodge 146 in Versailles for more than 60 years. Frank will always be remembered for his strong work ethic, his outgoing personality, willingness to always lend a helping hand to anyone who needed it and of being a proud Croatian!  His heritage meant everything to him and he never hesitated to tell anyone who would listen how he was Croatian and then would try to teach them his native language.  

 
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Ronald Peter Grebur Jr

December 02, 2019 |

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

Ronald Peter Grebur Jr, age 47, of White Oak, peacefully passed away in his sleep at UPMC Montefiore Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Born August 14, 1972, in McKeesport, Pa, he was the son of the late Ronald Sr. and Brenda (Sweeney) Grebur.

 
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John Kravetz Jr.

December 02, 2019 |

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

John Kravetz Jr.,70, of North Huntingdon, passed away Sunday, December 1, 2019.  He was born March 4, 1949 in Vestaburg, Pa., a son of the late John and Ruth (Kveder) Kravetz Sr.  John was a 1967 graduate of Beth Center High School and was self-employed as a furniture repairman. He was a member of St. Agnes Parish and was an avid outdoorsman, and especially loved hunting, fishing and fly tying.  He enjoyed flying remote control airplanes and making his own wine.  John is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Carol Matyasovsky Kravetz; sons, John Kravetz and his wife, Beth, Brian Kravetz and his wife, Erika; daughter, Cynthia Chew and her husband, Douglas, Pamela Puskar and her husband, Jonathan; sisters, Sandra Isariyawongse and her husband, Dr. Prakorb, Ruthann Davidovich and her husband, Steve, Tina Kravetz and her husband, Jeff Weber; ten grandchildren, Owen, Austin, Hailey, Noelle, Joseph, Andrew, Lucas, Tyler, Gracie and Trevor.  Family and friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the James W. Shirley Funeral, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10 a.m. on Thursday in St. Agnes Church.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Kenneth F. West

December 01, 2019 |

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

Kenneth F. West, age 88, of Penn Hills passed away Thursday, November 28, 2019. He was born August 12, 1931 in Duquesne, a son of the late Lewis and Elizabeth West. He attended the Grace Baptist Church in Monroeville. He was an Army veteran that went on to work as a computer operator for U.S. Steel for over 40 years before retiring. Ken coached the little leagues baseball, participated in the neighborhood bowling league, and delivered Meals-on-Wheels food. He had a great sense of humor, was kind-hearted and will be greatly missed. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a son Wayne West.

 
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Constance P. (Kushnir) Rapach

December 01, 2019 |

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

Constance P. (Kushnir) Rapach, 92, of Cranberry Twp., formerly of Duquesne, died peacefully Friday, November 29, 2019 in Laurel Wood Care Center, Johnstown. Born in Duquesne on April 16, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Michael J and Pauline (Vesonder) Kushnir. Mrs Rapach was a former member of Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, West Mifflin and a very active former member of the Confraternity of Christian Mothers at Holy Trinity Church. Beloved wife of the late Michael Rapach, she is survived by two sons, Michael T Rapach and Luke M. (Ronna) Rapach, a brother, Bernard (Joy) Kushnir, three grandchildren, Natalie, Emily and Melanie Rapach and nieces, nephews and cousins.

 
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Laura Margaret Lotto Burchesky

December 01, 2019 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

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Laura Margaret Lotto Burchesky, 99, of Clairton, passed away on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at Manor Care in Whitehall. She was born in Coal Valley, Jefferson Hills on June 18, 1920 to the late Carl and Mary Sinatra Lotto. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert A. Burchesky; loving mother of JoAnn (Barry) Kylander, of Pleasant Hills, Robert M. Burchesky, of Clairton, Connie (Craig) Ramsey, of Elizabeth; sister of Anthony Lotto, of Jefferson Hills and sister-in-law, of Emma Lotto, of Akron, Ohio; cherished grandmother of, Erin (Sam) Nunnery, of Gibsonia and Jessica (Nick Chiavetta) Ramsey, of McKees Rocks; great-grandmother of Samuel Wilson Nunney V. Also survived by special niece Angel Lotto-Rose and many great and great-great nieces and nephews. Laura was preceded in death by brothers: Paul, Anthony, John, and Carl Lotto; sisters: Madeline Burgy, Mary McClanahan, Minnie Foster, Abbie Jordan and Josephine Lotto. Laura was a member of St. Paulinus Church, Holy Angel’s Church and most recently St. Michael’s Church in Elizabeth. She was the owner of Lotto’s Beauty Salon for over 60 years. Family and friends will be received on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 at S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th St, Clairton, PA 15025. A funeral prayer will take place at the funeral home on Wednesday at 9:00 am followed by a mass of the Christian Burial at St. Michael’s Church at 10:00 am, presided by Father Thomas Wagner. Interment will follow at St. Clare Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Manor Care at 505 Weyman Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15236 in thanks for their compassion and care. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 

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