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Patricia L. Mains

June 30, 2020 |

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

 Patricia L. Mains,  81, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Monday, June 29, 2020. She was born August 6, 1938 in Elizabeth and was the daughter of the late Jay and Eva (Lesofsky) Mansfield. Pat was a member of St. Michael Church, Elizabeth Township and AARP.

 
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Russell David Griffith

June 30, 2020 |

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

Russell "Rusty" David Griffith,  63, of Elizabeth Township, passed away at home on Monday, June 29, 2020. He was born July 14, 1956 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Sherwin and Evelyn Jean (Dannenhauer) Griffith. Rusty was a Pipe Fitter and Welder and was a 1974 graduate of Elizabeth Forward High School. He is survived by his sons, Daniel and David Griffith and daughter, Laura Griffith of Elizabeth Township, sister, Kathryn Griffith of Elizabeth Township, granddaughter, Ellie Nicole Geiser, his companion and caregiver, Pamela Geiser, and nieces and nephews.

 
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Louise J. Volponi

June 30, 2020 |

By willig | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Louise J. Volponi, age 90, of Liberty Borough, died on June 29, 2020, at Concordia Lutheran Ministries Assisted Living. Born July 17, 1929 in Allison, PA, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Mary Galeziowski, and the wife of the late Mario F. Volponi.

 
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Helen J. Tozzi

June 29, 2020 |

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

Helen J. (Donato) Tozzi, 90, of White Oak, passed away Monday, June 29, 2020. She was born April 6, 1930 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Joseph and Josephine (DiMonaco) Donato. She was a member of Mary, Mother of God - St. Patrick Parish in Christy Park. Helen was Founder of the McKeesport Majorette Drum and Bugle Corps. During the organization's forty years, she helped shape the lives of thousands of young men and women in the McKeesport and surrounding areas.

 
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William Edward Kuskie II

June 29, 2020 |

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

William Edward “Bud” Kuskie, II, age 80, of Elizabeth Township, passed away on Friday, June 26, 2020 at Jefferson Hospital. He was a retired technician and mechanic with United Airlines, a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and a member of Round Hill Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth Township. He loved refurbishing vintage cars and attending various car shows. He enjoyed the outdoors, feeding all his woodland creatures and traveling. Born June 5, 1940 in Clairton, he was a son of the late William E. Kuskie, Sr. and Louise A. (Sides) Kuskie. He is survived by a daughter, Michele L. Kuskie of Elizabeth Township; son, Edward W. (Diane) Kuskie of Elizabeth Township; grandson, Jonah (Shanna) Orion of Oceanside, CA, currently serving in Okinawa, Japan; sister, Christine (Jim Durst) Kuskie of Jeannette; his grand dog, Buddy; also, nieces, nephews, close buddies and friends. There will be a Memorial Service on Monday, August 10, 2020 at 12 Noon in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home Chapel, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth. If you plan to attend the service, please email Bud's daughter Michele at mkuskie6767@gmail.com. In order to comply with Covid-19 restrictions, attendance will be limited to 25 people at any given time inside the funeral home. Guests are required to wear masks and follow CDC social distancing guidelines. The family would like to express their understanding to those who are unable to attend due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  Private interment at Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Township. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, SW Region, 320 Bilmar Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Carl E. Barker

June 29, 2020 |

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

Carl E. Barker, 80, of Greenock, passed away Saturday, June 27, 2020. He was born November 14, 1939 in McKeesport and was the son  of the late John E. "Jack" and Dorothy Jane (Guest) Barker. He was retired from Standard LaFarge and was a member and past recording secretary of the Elizabeth Township Sportsman's Club. He was also a member of Studebaker Drivers Club, Buena Vista Fire Company Social Club, WMBU, and the Elizabeth Township Ex-serviceman's Association.

 
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Mary Shatlock

June 29, 2020 |

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

Mary Shatlock, age 97 of Greenock, passed away at home on Sunday, June 28, 2020.  Born May 5, 1923 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late John J. and Katherine (Shaughnessy) Kane.  A graduate  of the former St. Mercy College (now Carlow College) in Pittsburgh, Mary retired as a music teacher from both St. Peter's High School and Serra High School.  A member of Mary, Mother of God Parish, she was also a member of the McKeesport College Club and very active at the former St. Denis Parish, where she was choir director, and was also the organist at St. Patrick's Church for many years.  Besides her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her husband Vincent Charles Shatlock, who passed away October 26, 1986, and her sister Lois A. Kane.  She is survived by her daughter Mary Lois Oermann of Greenock; her sons Vincent John Shatlock of Orlando, FL, Michael Paul Shatlock of Greenock, and Mark Francis Shatlock of Greenock; her five grandchildren; her seven great-grandchildren; her brother John J. Kane, Jr. of Fairfax, VA; and also nieces and nephews.

 
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Joyce Sanders

June 29, 2020 |

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

Joyce Sanders, age 83 of Elrama, passed away on Sunday, June 28, 2020 in United Hands Homecare, LLC of Clairton.  Born September 14, 1936 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Helen (Rusnak) Weir.  A talented ballet dancer who made many appearances on local television, Joyce, besides her parents, was preceded ind eath by her husband Clemie "Rudy" Sanders, who passed away May 7, 2014, and her sons Mark and Joseph B. Sanders.  She issurvived by her children Lisa (Richard) Guthrie of West Mifflin and Patrick Sanders of Lakeworth, FL, her grandchildren Christopher M. Guthrie and Hayley Sanders, and also nieces and nephews.

 
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Shawn R. Hitchens

June 29, 2020 |

By willig | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Shawn R. Hitchens, age 64, of White Oak formally of Liberty Borough died June 27, 2020, at home. Born October 12, 1955, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Earl Maxwell and Betty (Robinson) Hitchens and the husband of Melinda (Marovich) Hitchens.

 
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Joan M. Hudson

June 29, 2020 |

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

Joan M. Hudson, 86, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, June 26, 2020.  She was born November 14, 1933 in Brooklyn, NY, the daughter of the late Joseph and Esther Josephine (Rieke) Scully.  Prior to her retirement, Joan was a call center supervisor for Allegheny Answering Service.  She was a board member of N. Huntingdon Education Service Agency and was in charge of the crossing guards for the Norwin School District and enjoyed cross-stitching.  She is survived by her children, Debi (Nicholas) Hotujec, Scott (Beverly) Hudson, Richard (Joyce Vaughn) Hudson; grandchildren, Christine (Don) Schnarrenberger, Nicholas (Jessica) Hotujec, Jeremy Hudson, Kristina Jo Hudson; great-grandchildren, Rori, Phoenix, Griffin, and Brealyn.  Friends will be received from 2-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Wounded Warriors.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Catherine J. Burkett

June 29, 2020 |

By willig | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Catherine J. "Kate" Burkett, age 80, of North Versailles, formerly of McKeesport, died June 25, 2020, at home.  Born December 28, 1939, in Liberty Borough, she was the daughter of the late James and Emma (Ballas) Harrison.  She was retired from Stratwood Catering as a kitchen cook.

 
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Ronald Wooten

June 29, 2020 |

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

Ronald Wooten, 63, died June 24, 2020. Family and friends will be received on Monday, June 29, 2020, at Macedonia Baptist Church, Duquesne, PA from 6:00pm - 8:00pm. All visiting family and friends are asked to wear masks and be mindful of social distancing.

Arrangements are in charge of Robert A. Waters Funeral Home Inc.

 
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Patricia (Puzder) Mariani

June 28, 2020 |

By Editor | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

Patricia (Puzder) Mariani, age 82, of North Versailles Twp., passed on June 25, for a joyful heavenly reunion with her daughters, Gina Ann and Diana Mariani, and granddaughter, Gina Marie Mariani.

She dedicated her life to her faith and love for others, showing kindness and selflessness to all who knew her. While raising her four children, she pursued undergraduate and master’s teaching degrees and went on to share a love of learning and reading with generations of students at St. Aloysius, St. Robert Bellarmine and St. Bede Catholic Schools.

She was the rock and center of her family, demonstrating strength and courage throughout her life, even to her final moments. She loved to travel, read, swim, socialize, and most of all spend time with her family, especially many trips to the beach and Christmas celebrations.

 
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John Hanasewych

June 27, 2020 |

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

John Hanasewych, 70, of McCandless, died Monday, June 22, 2020.  He was born April 16, 1950 in Muhldorf, Germany and was the son of the late Iwan and Maria (Petruniak) Hanasewych.   John worked in construction before returning to school and completing a degree in mechanical/electrical technology.  He worked as a wireman at Curtiss Wright before retirement.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

 
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Ethel M. Yanowitch

June 27, 2020 |

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

Ethel M. Yanowitch, 96, of North Braddock, passed away Saturday, June 27, 2020 at Westmoreland Manor.  She was born July 27, 1923 in Brentwood, a daughter of the late Melvin and Sophie Klink.  She was a member of St. William Catholic Church, East Pittsburgh where she served on the Altar Society and loved to sing in the choir.  She  belonged to the Ladies Auxiliary for North Braddock Fire Department, 1st Ward, and loved to dress up for the ladies auxiliary and the children's  Halloween and Christmas parties.  She loved visiting the Atlantic City casinos with the ladies bus tours. She loved writing poems and songs and loved going for long rides in the country.  She enjoyed baking and cooking for her family, but most of all her passion was singing.

 
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Frances M. Germek

June 26, 2020 |

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

Frances M. Germek, age 102 of Buford, GA and formerly of Port Vue, passed away on Wednesday, June 24, 2020.  Born December 28, 1917 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Casimir and Mary F. (Boczar) Pomycala.  A member of St. Mark's Parish in Port Vue (the former St. Joseph’s Church), where she was a member of the Christian Mother’s Association, Frances volunteered with Meals on Wheels and the Senior Center.  During World War II, she was employed by Westinghouse.  Frances enjoyed family gatherings, crocheting, bowling, playing cards, pool and Bingo.  She was also an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Pirates and watched every game.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Andrew P. Germek, who passed away April 14, 2000; her siblings: Bertha Pomycala, Florence Puhala, Jean Trocksa, Alice Cindric, Patricia Rushe, and John and Stanley Pomycala; her sisters-in-law, Loretta, Shirley and Esther Pomycala; her brother-in-laws William Roper, John Puhala, Tony Trocksa, Matt Cindric, and Milan Puskaric; and her nephew, David Puskaric.  Frances is survived by her children Richard (Pat) Germek of Spring Hill, TN and Carole (Bruce) Zavitz of Buford, GA; her six grandchildren; her thirteen great-grandchildren; her siblings: Rita Puskaric and Raymond (Louise) and Richard (Sandy) Pomycala; and many nieces and nephews.

 
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Ted Daniel Drahusz

June 26, 2020 |

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

Ted Daniel Drahusz, 50, of Rock Hill, SC went home to our Lord on June 22, 2020. Ted was born on June 4, 1970, in McKeesport, PA to Linda and George Drahusz, Jr. Ted spent his formative years in North Huntingdon, PA attending St. Agnes grade school. As a youth, Ted cultivated a love for the outdoors and was heavily involved in the Boys Scouts, Troop 293, attaining the rank of Star Scout. Some of his fondest childhood memories were in the scouts at Cubby's cabin in the fall, and Camp Conestoga in the summers. He closed out his formative years graduating from Norwin Senior High in 1989.Ted proudly served a total of 15 years in the military. He was part of the 28th Infantry Division in the PA Army National Guard for many years before transferring to the NY Army National Guard and later onto the Army National Guard in Hickory, North Carolina. After 9/11, Ted and his division were sent to guard parts of New York City and Long Island.  He ended his military career as a sergeant. During this time, Ted spent close to 20 years working for Sherwin Williams at various positions and locations.  Looking for a change, Ted relocated to the South to study medical imaging equipment technology at ECPI College of Technology in Charlotte, NC. He was a Test Technician at International Medical Equipment and Service. Through all this, Ted was a devoted father who enjoyed time outdoors hiking and fishing with his children. Ted’s passion for life was evident. Ted earned a second-degree black belt in Seidokan, Okinawan martial arts. Additionally, he spent time hiking, fishing, reading, and most recently joined an ax-throwing club. Ted is survived by his two sons Brandon and George who were his pride and joy, as well as his stepdaughter Adriana Restrepo, and his stepson Jason Restrepo. In addition, he is survived by his mother Linda (Tyson) Drahusz and George Drahusz, Jr. Ted also leaves behind three brothers, George R. Drahusz (Michelle Drahusz) of Delaware, Daniel V. Drahusz (Stacey Drahusz) of Massachusetts, and Joseph J. Drahusz (Shelley Drahusz) of Pennsylvania, as well as many nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Ted is also survived by the mother of his children and friend, Martha Roa. Also, Ted recently found new love and leaves behind his girlfriend, Nubia Ana Guzman. Ted will be remembered for his dedication to his children, his good-natured and easy-going spirit, great sense of humor and laugh, and his patience. He was the type of person that would do anything for you and that's what he did all of his days that we were blessed to have him.

Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 & 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday at 10 a.m. in St. Agnes Church.  Interment will be private.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Thomas Wayne Weber

June 26, 2020 |

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

Thomas Wayne Weber, age 76, of White Oak, died June 23, 2020 in hospice care at Kane Regional, McKeesport.  Born Dec. 8, 1943, in Braddock, PA, he was the son of Charles and Mary (Conroy) Weber.  One of nine children, Tom graduated from St. Thomas High School in Braddock. 

He moved to Duquesne in 1969 he retired from Conrail Railroad, where he worked as a Linesman most of his life. Raised in the Catholic faith, Tom was a very prayerful man who had a close relationship with the Lord.  Later in life, he found a sense of community and peace by joining Faith Lutheran Church in White Oak, where he was a faithful member. He was an avid fisherman and some of his favorite times were spent at his lake home in Jamestown, PA, near Pymatuning Lake. 

 
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Myra O. Yuna

June 26, 2020 |

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

Myra O. Yuna, age 89, of North Huntingdon, died June 24, 2020, at Walden's View of North Huntingdon.  Born April 10, 1931, in Whitaker, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Edith (Walker) Robis-Sweet and the wife of the late Joseph Yuna

 
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Susan Jane McClain

June 25, 2020 |

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

Susan Jane McClain, 64, daughter of the late William and Janie (Peterson) McClain, was born February 11, 1956 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania. She passed away peacefully at her home June 20, 2020 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. 

Jane grew up in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania. She attended West Mifflin North High School, where she was known for her skills on the softball field, and for being a trickster. She worked in home healthcare for many years. Jane had a heart of gold and was known as “Auntie Jane” by many. Jane loved to laugh and love. Her Infectious laugh grabbed the hearts of everyone she encountered. Jane was a giver and loved people. Jane loved being around family and friends. Jane was strong and was a survivor. She loved to praise God and attended Oasis Ministries in West Mifflin Pennsylvania.

 
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Joan Gongaware

June 25, 2020 |

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

Joan Gongaware, 93, of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday, June 25, 2020 at her home. She was born May 26, 1927 in North Irwin, a daughter of the late William and Laura (Peters) Lauffer.  Joan was a member of Circleville United Methodist Church.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Earl R. "Butch" Gongaware; brothers, Donald Lauffer and Steven Lauffer and a grandaughter, Shana.

 
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Dorothy P. Zruno

June 25, 2020 |

By willig | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Dorothy P. Zruno, age 85, of Greensburg, died June 23, 2020 at Greensburg Care Center. Born February 27, 1935, in Derry Township, she was the daughter of the late Floyd and Marguarett (Veges) Allison and the wife of Joseph B. Zruno.
Dorothy was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother and enjoyed the time she spent with her family.

 
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Carmella F. Ferraro

June 24, 2020 |

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

Carmella Ferraro, age 89 of Port Vue, passed away on June 23, 2020.  Born August 26, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Adeline (Cannelli) DiGiorgio and the beloved wife of the late Frank Ferraro for 51 years.  Carmella dedicated her life to caring for her loving family.  She was the adored mother of her son Angelo (Patricia) Ferraro of White Oak and daughter Annette (Gregory) Saul of Upper St. Clair and the cherished grandmother of her grandsons Michael, Nicholas, and Daniel Ferraro and Sean and Ryan Saul.  Carmella is also survived by her sister Norma Reza of East McKeesport.  She was preceded in death by her sister Dora Jones and her brothers: Gennaro, Joseph, Matthew and Carl DiGiorgio.  Carmella is also survived by her sisters-in-laws Sheila and Shirley DiGiorgio, many nieces and nephews, and many special, lifelong friends.

 
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Donna Ann Spahr

June 24, 2020 |

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

Donna Ann Spahr, 72, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at Westmoreland Manor.  She was born May 18, 1948 in Warren, PA, a daughter of the late Shirley "Ike" and Anna (Rushby) Dunkle.  Prior to her retirement, Donna was a registered nurse for the former Monsour Hospital and McKeesport Hospital.  She was a graduate of Ohio Valley General Nurses Training, McKees Rocks, member of St. Agnes Parish and was an avid reader.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Spahr.  She is survived by her daughter, Maryah A. Spahr; sister, Sue Dunkle and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  Friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. on Friday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  A blessing service will follow at 4 p.m. in the funeral home.  Interment will be private in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Elizabeth C. Gavin

June 24, 2020 |

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

Elizabeth C. Gavin, 76, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, June 22, 2020 at The Palms Assisted Living, McKeesport.  She was born July 2, 1943 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Melvin and Ruth (Hemsky) Clear.  Prior to her retirement, Elizabeth was a nurse's assistant for UPMC Shadyside Hospital and was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church.  She was active in the Cub Scouts at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Pittsburgh and enjoyed walking with her Penns Woods friends, cooking and baking, and loved spending time with her grandchildren.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Ruth DeRosa; brother, Michael Clear; and sister Lorraine Diskin.  She is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, John J. Gavin Sr.; sons, William Gavin and his wife, Debbie, John J. Gavin Jr. and his wife, Eileen; daughter, Elaine Charlesworth and her husband, Bill; grandchildren, Zachary, Tyler (Dana), Samantha, Sean (Alyson), Laurel, Dominic, Ashley, Justin (Capri), Joshua (Stacie), Jacob, Abby; and eight great-grandchildren.  Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church.  Interment to follow in Calvary Cemetery, Pittsburgh.   www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


David W. Schmidtetter

June 24, 2020 |

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

David W. Schmidtetter, age 73 of McKeesport, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 23, 2020.  Born March 31, 1947 in Pittsburgh, he was a son of the late Thomas and Grace (Thompson) Schmidtetter.  A retired shipper and receiver for Hipwell Manufacturing on the North Side, David was an active member of the First Evangelical Free Church of McKeesport.  He will be remembered as a good man who loved his family and helped his neighbor.  David is survived by his wife Carol Ann (Zurenski) Schmidtetter; his son Todd (Michelle) Schmidtetter of Melbourne, FL; his grandchildren Coen and Luke; his sister Kathryn (the late Harry) Pickerine of Bridgeville; his step-sons Carmen Demeri of McKeesport and John Demeri of Apollo; his step-grandchildren Andrew, Daisy, Christopher, Rebekah, and Olive; and also nieces and nephews.  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings Elizabeth and Thomas Schmidtetter.

 
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Michele Loraine Storer

June 23, 2020 |

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

Michele Loraine Storer, 52 of Owasso, OK, formerly of West Mifflin, died June 11, 2020.  She was the daughter of Marge Kascak Gougler (the late James L. Kascak and the late Andrew (Sonny) Gougler. Michele is survived by her husband Scott Storer; daughter Ariel Storer; son Andrew James “AJ” Storer; brother James (Connie) Kascak; brother  Jackie (Laurie) Kascak and nephew Tyler (Ali) Kascak.  She was preceded in death by her nephew Michael Kascak.  Michele worked for First Bank of Owasso  for 17 years and was a graduate of West Mifflin North High School.  A memorial mass will be held Fri., June 26, 2020, 10:00 am at Christ the Light of the World Church with Father Tom Lewandowski. Funeral arrangements by Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne.
 


Durant Gantt

June 23, 2020 |

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

Durant Gantt,  81, of Buena Vista, passed away Monday, June 22, 2020 at home. He was born July 6, 1938 in Aiken, SC, and was the son of the late I.D. and Azilee (Hoover) Gantt. Durant was a retired carpenter.

 
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Susan E. (Jackson) Miller

June 23, 2020 |

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

Susan E. (Jackson) Miller, 54, of North Huntingdon, died Saturday, June 20, 2020 at home. She was born June 4, 1966 in Wilmerding, the daughter of the late Earl and Claudette (Livesey) Jackson. Susan was self-employed owning Miller’s Above & Beyond Cleaning Service. She was a 1984 graduate of Norwin High School and attended Clarion University. She was a member of the Penn’s Woods Civic Center and loved to cook. She loved her family and her home. They were her world.

 
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Elijah Chapman, Jr.

June 23, 2020 |

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

Elijah Chapman, Jr., 69, son of the late Elijah and Martha (Woodard) Chapman Sr., was born on February 14, 1951 in McKeesport, PA. “Slick” as he was affectionately known, passed away on  June 18, 2020. He was also preceded in death by his siblings Leola Edwards, Gail Sanders, Sandra Harvey Leonard, Clarence, and William Chapman,

Elijah, a graduate of Clairton High School, worked for ABM Maintenance for many years. He was an avid Chess player. He also loved sports, especially basketball and football.

Elijah  is survived by his three sisters, Shirley Sanders, Evelyn  Stoutamire, Karen  Chapman, all of Clairton, PA; two brothers, Claude Chapman of North Versailles, PA, Barry  Chapman of Clairton, PA; aunt, Francis Fontain; uncles, Calvin (Sally) Woodard), Robert (Francis) Woodard of Eastover, SC; special friend, Marva Simmons; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

 
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Shirley L. Barnes

June 23, 2020 |

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

Shirley L. Barnes,  91, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Monday, June 22, 2020. She was born September 12, 1928 in     McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Daniel F. and Blanche (Dalton) McLaughlin. She was the wife of the late Charles A. "Buck" Barnes who passed away November 27, 1995. She was a member of Central Highlands Community United Methodist Church and was retired from McKeesport Hospital.

 
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Bonnie L. Gilarski

June 23, 2020 |

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

Bonnie L. (Diebold) Gilarski, 75, of West Mifflin, died peacefully Saturday June 20, 2020 in Locust Grove Personal Care, West Mifflin. Born in Homestead, September 7, 1944, she was the daughter of the late Lynn and Hazel (Strutt) Diebold. Mrs. Gilarski was a retired self-employed housekeeper / caregiver. She is survived by a daughter, Regina (Dave) Pristas, and a grandson, Nathaniel Pristas.

 
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Anthony "Sonny" L. Wiatrowski

June 23, 2020 |

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

Anthony "Sonny" L. Wiatrowski, 81, of West Mifflin, died June 20, 2020.  He is the son of the late Antoni and Minnie (Lasczynski) Wiatrowski and husband of the late Mary Jane (Ashbaugh) Wiatrowski.  Sonny is survived by daughters Diane (Robert) Speck of Valencia and Laura (John) Waugaman of West Mifflin; grandchildren Katelyn (Sean) Angelo, Brianna Speck and Elizabeth Waugaman; great-grandchildren Sophia and Logan Angelo; and was preceded in death by his brother Donald Wiatrowski.  Sonny was a retired property controller for Bechtel Bettis in West Mifflin; a member of Christ the Light of the World Parish; Holy Name Men's Club and served in the US Army.  A funeral mass will be held Wed., June 24, 2020 at 10:00 am at St. Hedwig Church.  Entombment following St. Hedwig Cemetery.  Funeral arrangements by Teichart-Gracan Funeral  Home, Duquesne.

 


Arlene C. DeRubbo

June 23, 2020 |

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

Arlene C. DeRubbo, 79, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, June 22, 2020 at home.  She was born August 13, 1940, a daughter of the late John and Mary (Pavlic) Hreha.  Prior to her retirement, Arlene was a hematologist for various hospitals and Partners In Health.  She was a member of St. Agnes Parish and worked in the St. Agnes School cafeteria.  She enjoyed ceramics, cooking and spending time with her grandchildren.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Hreha.  She is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Louis A. DeRubbo; sons, Chris DeRubbo and his wife, Jacque, Jeff DeRubbo and his wife, Jina; brother, George (Deborah) Hreha; sister, Florence Celigoi; and sister-in-law, JoAnn Hreha; grandchildren, Ethan, Madison, Andrew, Riley, Dante and Dominic.  Family and friends will be received from 3 to 7 p.m. on Friday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  A service will take place at 7 p.m. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Linda G. Kavka

June 22, 2020 |

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

Linda G. (Goodrich) Kavka, age 75, of Forward Twp., passed away on Sunday, June 21, 2020 at home. She was a retired insurance agent for Insurance Consultants of Pittsburgh in Mt. Lebanon. Born March 25, 1945 in Moultrie, GA, she was a daughter of the late William F. and Margaret (Colson) Goodrich. She is survived by her son, Duane A. (Tammy) Kavka Jr. of Elizabeth; grandchildren, Kylie Jo and Kenna Elizabeth Kavka; sisters, Barbara (the late John) Relja of Elizabeth Twp., Joan (Bruce) Jordan of North Huntingdon and Sherri (Bill) Jenkins of Forward Twp.; sister-in-law, Netta Goodrich of Forward Twp.; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brother, William F. "Speedy" Goodrich Jr. No visitation or services are planned. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Daryl Mitchell

June 22, 2020 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Obituary

Daryl Mitchell, 64, of North Versailles Twp., died Monday, June 15, 2020. He was the son of the late Helen and Robert Todd. Mitchell is survived by his wife, Tina; children, Shanda, Nicole and Katie Mitchell; siblings, Darnell Mitchell and Lynden Walker; grandson, Nico L. Mitchell; and family and friends.

Mitchell was a North Versailles Twp. commissioner, representing Ward 2.

 
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Myrna Gail Martin

June 22, 2020 |

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

Myrna Gail Martin, 83, of North Huntingdon, passed away Sunday, June 21, 2020 at her home.  She was born August 28, 1936 in Mutual, Pa., a daughter of the late Harry and Louise (Stape) Hixson.  Prior to her retirement, Myrna was a registered nurse for Monsour Hospital and a member of the First United Church of Christ, Greensburg.  She enjoyed doing needlepoint and sewing.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, David Martin; and sister, Carol Absten.  She is survived by her son, Dave Martin and his wife, Amy; sister, Joyce Frye; grandchildren, Michael, Jamie, Tyler; great-grandson, Grayson; and niece, Kim (Steve) Summers.

 
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Mary L. Fierst

June 22, 2020 |

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

Mary L. Fierst, age 95, of East McKeesport, passed away Saturday June 20, 2020. She was born January 14, 1925 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Elmer and Alice Fierst. She was a long time member of Mary Mother of God Parish (formerly St Robert Bellarmine) in East McKeesport.

She worked as a secretary for Crum and Forster Insurance in Pittsburgh for many years before retiring. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brothers John and Regis Fierst; and sisters Dorothy Purcell and Ann Redman. She is survived by her niece Nora Lukac of East McKeesport; great niece Sharon Coutaway of East McKeesport; great-great niece Kara (Justin) Goodfellow and their children Alexandra and Justin.

 
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Edward A. Semenko

June 22, 2020 |

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

Edward A. Semenko, 83, of Greensburg, passed away Saturday, June 20, 2020. He was born June 10, 1937 in McKeesport, the son of the late Frank E. and Bertha (Skiba) Semenko. He was an Army veteran that had served six years, and was retired from Westinghouse Electric Corporation, East Pittsburgh.

Throughout his life Edward enjoyed waterskiing, fishing, hunting, camping, and boating with his family and friends. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister Carol Bury.

Edward is survived by his wife Cheryl (Helderlein) Semenko; his children Michele (Joe) Avolio of Ligonier, Thelma (Walter) Ponitz of Hermine, Dawn Semenko of Florida, and Carla (Rob) Payer of Greensburg; grandchildren Ashley, Scott, Katie, Christopher, Hannah, and Danielle; sister Patricia Laney of DE; and nieces and nephews.

 
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Patricia Lyall Edwards

June 22, 2020 |

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

Patricia Lyall Edwards, 74, of North Huntingdon, passed away on Sunday, June 21, 2020 at her home.  She was born March 21, 1946 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late George and Alberta (McCabe) Lyall.  Prior to her retirement, Patricia was a school teacher and a member of Christ United Methodist Church and the Eastern Star.  She enjoyed all types of art and especially sewing, crafting and painting.  In addition to her parents, Patricia was preceded in death by her husband, George N. Edwards.  She is survived by her sons, George L. Edwards and Dwight D. Edwards and his wife, Melissa; and grandchildren, Carlie J. and Kyle J. Edwards.  Friends will be received from 2-5 p.m. on Tuesday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  A funeral service will follow at 5 p.m. Interment will be private in Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown, PA.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Carolyn Chatlos

June 21, 2020 |

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

Carolyn  Chatlos, 77, of West Mifflin, passed away Sunday, June 21, 2020 at home. She was born December 26, 1942 in Osceola Mills and was the daughter of the late Russell and Mary (Dresko) Herr.  She was the wife of the late John Chatlos and the late Erby Grayson. Carolyn  was retired from the McKeesport Post Office. She is survived by sons, Erby Grayson, Jr., of West Mifflin, David (Sarah J.) Grayson of White Oak, and Charles Grayson of Clairton, daughter, Sarah Rebecca Grayson of Hanson, KY, brother, Dale (Ruth) Herr of McKeesport, sisters, Shirley Sidun of North Irwin and Barbara Byers of Elizabeth, grandchildren, Jesse and Jake Schweitzer and Amanda, Amy, Ashley and Shane Grayson, great-grandchildren, Gavin, Gabriel, Samuel, Raleigh, Devonte, Deonte, Natasha, and Keith, and nieces and nephews.

 
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John G. Artman

June 21, 2020 |

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

John G. Artman, 67, of St. Marys, Pa., passed away Saturday, June 20, 2020 at UPMC Shadyside.  He was born July 10, 1952 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late John Artman.  Prior to his retirement, John was an Animal Control Supervisor for the city of Pittsburgh.  He is survived by his girlfriend, Janet Seman.  There will be no visitation.  Arrangements were made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Beatrice Haines (Sisson) Kersten

June 21, 2020 |

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

Beatrice Haines (Sisson) Kersten, 75, of Larimer, died June 20, 2020 at the Grove, North Huntingdon. She was born April 3, 1945 in Pittsburgh, Pa. a daughter of the late Wesley and Beatrice Barr Haines.. Beatrice was a member of the Word of Life Church in Greensburg. Prior to her retirement, she was employed as an obstetric nurse at various local hospitals. She was a graduate of Mt. Lebanon High School, Class of 1962 and Mercy School of Nursing, Class of 1965.

She is survived by her beloved husband, William H. Kersten, daughter, Cherie (Sisson) O'Neal and her husband Robert, daughter in law, Roxanne Smith-Sisson, grandchildren, Sarah Griffith (husband Kevin), Michael O'Sullivan (Fiance' -Paige McCombie), Steven O'Sullivan, Connor McGuire, Colton, Callen, Maelyn and Cooper Sisson, 12 step grandchildren, great grandchildren Carter, Grace and Sadie Griffith, brother James Mims, and also half siblings, nieces and nephews.

 
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Peter J. Manson Jr.

June 19, 2020 |

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

Peter J. Manson Jr. age 71, of Duquesne, on June 18, 2020, at the Corner View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.  Born May 14, 1949 in North Huntingdon, he was the son of the late Peter J. Manson Sr. and the late Dolores Arlene (Shepherd) Manson.  He was a security officer, volunteer fireman in Duquesne and loved to ride his bike around Duquesne.  He was the husband of the late Patricia (Antonovich) Manson; father of Peter (Sara) Manson, III of Ross Twp. and Pamela (Brian) Barnes of West Mifflin; grandfather of Lily Manson, Star Manson, Sarah Ryan, Abigail Ryan, Damien Ryan, Jason Manson, Victor Barnes and Emmerick Barnes; brother of the late Diane Manson.  There is no visitation or service.  Funeral arrangements entrusted to MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 15110, 412-466-3300.

 


Raymond J. Stile

June 19, 2020 |

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

Raymond J. Stile age 66, of West Mifflin, on June 18, 2020, at home.  He was born on Feb. 5, 1954 in Homestead, PA and was a steel worker.  He is survived by his sister, Stella Maness of Homestead and friends Heather Cope and Molly Caterino. There is no visitation or service.  Arrangements entrusted to MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 15110, 412-466-3300. 

 


Alfred F. Werner Jr.

June 19, 2020 |

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

Alfred F. Werner Jr., age 95, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Friday, June 19, 2020 at home. A graduate of Elizabeth High School, he was an Army Air Corps veteran with the 8th Air Force 96th Bombing Group in the European Theater during World War II. He retired after 43 years in the heating department at U.S. Steel Clairton Works. He was a charter member of the Elizabeth Twp. Historical Society and Central Food Pantry of Elizabeth Twp., and a volunteer with the Elizabeth Twp. Meals on Wheels. He was a life member of Blaine Hill VFW and American Legion. He was a committee member for the National Bicentennial in Elizabeth Twp., a former member of the Mon Yough Wood Carvers, and attended Round Hill Presbyterian Church.

 
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Lillian “Lil” Davis Viehl

June 19, 2020 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Lillian “Lil” Davis Viehl, 70, of Glassport, passed away at her home surrounded by family on Thursday, June 18, 2020.  She was born in McKeesport on January 4, 1950 to the late Kenneth and Elizabeth Lockhart Davis. Lillian is survived by her husband of 52 years, Jacob E. Viehl, daughter; Renee Crosby, of Glassport, sons; Paul (Kimberly) Viehl, of Rostraver Township, and Dean Viehl, of Erie, grandchildren; Jacob Crosby, Jayde Crosby, Evelyn Viehl, Dean Viehl, Danielle Viehl, and Jessica Viehl, great-grandchild Colton Minarchin, sister, Barbara Bodnar, of West Newton, Matilda Blanks, of Butler, and brother; Kenneth (Nancy) Davis. Lillian was preceded in death by five of her brothers and sisters. She was a graduate of South Allegheny, and also studied cometology at McKeesport Vo-Tech. Lillian was owner and operator of her own residential cleaning company. She was a serious sports enthusiast, which extended to her dedication in volunteeting as Team Mom. Lillian enjoyed Bingo, Cooking, but most especially her family who will miss her dearly.

 
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Beverly Karg

June 19, 2020 |

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

Beverly Karg, 82, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Thursday, June 18, 2020. Widow of the late John "Jack" Karg, she was born Beverly Mary Burley on April 12, 1938 in McKeesport, daughter of the late John and Mary (Palm) Burley. Beverly was a member of the Third Order of St. Francis, a leader of Ladies of Charity, a parishioner of  St. Michael Church, and taught catechism at both St. Perpetua and St. Michael parishes. In her youth, Beverly performed in Civic Light Opera, and later taught dance lessons at the former Three Sisters Dance Studio in McKeesport and privately in her home. She also taught dance and exercise at McKeesport Penn State Campus and was a volunteer at McKeesport Hospital. She had previously worked for several years at the former Beneficial Finance in McKeesport. She is survived by her son, Kevin Karg of Elizabeth Township, daughter, Karin M. (Scott Kimball) Karg and grandson, John Baer Kimball of Waltham, MA. There is no visitation. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 am, on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at St. Michael Church, Elizabeth Township. The Rev. Thomas Wagner will be officiating. Interment will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Township. 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

 


Martin John Horensky

June 19, 2020 |

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

Martin John Horensky, 71, of North Huntingdon, passed away June 12, 2020 at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital.  He was born July 24, 1948 in North Braddock, a son of the late Helen Mower Horensky.  Prior to his retirement, Martin was a bricklayer and a member of The Lutheran Church of Our Saviour.   Martin worked hard as an excellent bricklayer, enjoyed sports especially the Steelers, loved playing poker and gin rummy.  He is preceded in death by his brother, Georgie Mowers; adopted family members, Michael and Edna Billick; and his beloved dog, Prince.  He is survived by his lifelong family members, Carolyn "Bing" Sopko who chose him for a brother, Chuck and Debbie Jones, Kevin and Jen Jones and their children Hannah and Finn, Gloria Gould and her children, David and Jennifer, canine friend Boney Jones and feline friends, Lil One and Boomer.  Close friends Joseph Suff, Nancy and Donald Simon and Guity Saleh.

 
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Viola A. Cornell

June 18, 2020 |

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

Viola A. Cornell, age 95, of McKeesport, died June 18, 2020, at Concordia of Monroeville.  Born February 16, 1925, in Mckeesport, she was the daughter of the late John and Ann (Storch) McClure and the wife of the late Charles H. Cornell.

 
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Mary Margaret Malandra

June 18, 2020 |

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

Mary Margaret Malandra, 80, of Elizabeth Township, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. She was born August 11, 1939 in Pittsburgh and was the daughter of the late James F. and Elenore D. "Laura" (Szygenda) McKay. She was a member of St. Michael Church in Elizabeth Township and was a retired School Nurse at the Elizabeth Forward High School. She was a graduate of McKeesport High School Class of 1957, McKeesport Hospital School of Nursing in 1960, California University of PA in 1976 , and Penn State University in 1992. 

 
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Thomas Daniel Marsak

June 18, 2020 |

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

Thomas Daniel "Bomber" Marsak, 71, of White Oak, formerly of Pittsburgh, passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2020. He was born April 15, 1949 in Pittsburgh and was the son of the late Louis Joseph and Helen (Niemic) Marsak. Thomas worked for the City of Pittsburgh and retired after 38 years.

 
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Deborah Lee Shandrick

June 18, 2020 |

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

Deborah Lee Shandrick, age 66, of Latrobe, died Sunday, June 14, 2020.  She was born in McKeesport, on May 4, 1954 and is the daughter of the Dorothy J. Sanetsky Hyduk of Mt. Lebanon and the late Andrew Hyduk.

 
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Sylvia Cannon

June 17, 2020 |

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

Sylvia Cannon, age 81, of Whitaker, PA, died on Tuesday, June 16, 2020.  She was born in Homestead, on July 13, 1938 and is the daughter of the late Michael and Ann Kenda Blanner. She is the wife of the late James “Cuts” Cannon who died in 2010.  Sylvia was a member of the Ladies Auxilary of the Whitaker Fire Department Station #298.  She was formerly employed at the Whitaker UDF and Bishops Pizza Shop also in Whitaker.

 
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Ronald A. Yokimcus

June 17, 2020 |

By willig | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Ronald A. Yokimcus, age 59, of West Mifflin died June 14, 2020, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital. Born March 16, 1961, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Joseph and  Dorothy Yokimcus and the husband of Sharon Yokimcus.
Ronald worked as a construction laborer and was a member of Construction Labor Union 373. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 380.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children; Ronald (Sarah) Yokimcus; step-children, Jessie and Samantha Orosz; and four grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Willig Funeral Home & Cremation Services.

Condolences and memories may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com

 


Paulette L. Detwiler Morse

June 17, 2020 |

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

Paulette L. Detwiler Morse, age 77, of Dravosburg, died June 12, 2020, at UPMC Pittsburgh. Born November 27, 1942, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late Ruth (Lewis) Tennant and the late Paul W. Detwiler and cared for by loving step-father, the late Ervin Tennant.

 
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Ronald Lanell Berry

June 16, 2020 |

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

Ronald Lanell Berry was born in McKeesport, PA on February 25, 1971. He went on to be with the Lord on June 13, 2020.

Ronald affectionately known as “Ron B” worked as a Forklift Driver at Chegg/Fed Ex in Columbus, Ohio. He also was part-owner of the K.B.R.B cleaning company in Ohio. 

He enjoyed sports, especially football, and loved the Lord.  He was full of life, there wasn’t a heart he didn’t touch. He was the family comedian and love to make you laugh.  He was the life of the party.  His hobbies were fishing, cooking, cutting hair, working out and he loved his music and loved to dance.

 
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Gertrude Dietz Ferris

June 16, 2020 |

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

Gertrude Dietz Ferris, of Houston, Texas, died on Monday, June 15, 2020, at the age of at 99. She passed away in peace and at the time of her death was surrounded by her loving family. Gertrude was born Sept. 12, 1920, to Peter and Anna Dietz in Kersey, Pa. She was one of 10 children and had four sisters and five brothers. She grew up on her family’s farm and continued to return to Kersey, every summer for the remainder of her life. She enjoyed visiting her many nephews, nieces and cousins in Elk County, Pa. Gertrude was a graduate of Kersey High School and married William on Nov. 27 1941. She passed the war years in Kersey, with her first son, William. Gertrude later lived in Ford City, Natrona and Brackenridge, Pa., before moving to Columbia, Mo., to be near her second son, Stephen. Later she moved to Houston, Texas, where she lived for the remainder of her life close to her eldest son, William. While in Houston, she was able to visit with her many great-grandchildren. Gertrude was married for 61 years to William Ferris, who preceded her in death in 2002. She had four children:  William (Delores), Suzanne, Stephen (Madonna) and Gregory (Karen). She has three grandchildren: William Ferris, Stephen Ferris and Raymond Ferris. She has five great-grandchildren: Ashley Ferris, William Ferris, Michael Ferris, Kira Ferris and Zachary Ferris. Gertrude loved to play bingo and was a regular at it. She had a green thumb and could grow practically anything. Her home was always filled with various plants and flowers. She was a long-term  member of St. Joseph Parish in Natrona, Pa.,  and was active in its many events. Her life will be celebrated with a Mass of Christian Burial to be  held at the Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Natrona Heights. Interment will follow at  Our Lady of Hope Catholic Cemetery in Brackenridge, Pa., next to her husband, William, and her daughter, Suzanne. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, 212 Wilmot St., Duquesne, PA 15110, 412-466-0500.

 


George M. Vanscoy

June 15, 2020 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

George M. Vanscoy, 72 of Liberty Borough, died June 15, 2020.  He is the son of the late George and Elizabeth Vanscoy and beloved husband of Bonnie (Wagner) Vanscoy.  He is survived by his brothers Greg (Denise) Vanscoy of Liberty Borough and Gordon (Beth) Vanscoy of Naples, FL; nephews Greg Vanscoy Jr. and Garett Vanscoy who he enjoyed working with very much; and beloved cat Toby.  He was preceded in death by his son Brian Marc Vanscoy.  George was the owner/operator of Vanscoy Plumbing, a member of St. Mark's Parish and the Port Vue American Legion.  A funeral mass will be held Thurs. at 9:30 am at St. Mark's Parish Liberty Borough.  Entombment following Calvay Cemetery, Port Vue.  Funeral arrangements by Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport

 


Daniel L. LaBryer

June 14, 2020 |

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

Daniel L. LaBryer, age 67, of McKeesport, died on Saturday, June 13, 2020. He was born in Pittsburgh on June 24, 1952 and is the son of the late Norvall and Mary Elizabeth Quillen LaBryer.

 
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Mafalda “Babe” (Sessa) Rubino

June 14, 2020 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

Mafalda “Babe” (Sessa) Rubino peacefully passed on June 13, 2020 at the age of 93, with her loving family by her side. Babe was the devoted wife of the late Albert “Max” Rubino.

Loving mother of John “Beans” and Jamie (Lynn) Rubino. Adoring grandmother of Jamie (Shannon) Rubino, Joel (Nicole) Rubino and Lara Rubino. She is also survived by her sister LaVerne Hondal She was preceded in passing by her parents Antonio and Carmella Sessa, and granddaughter, Nicole Ann Rubino.

 
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Lewis J. Fabian

June 13, 2020 |

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

Lewis J. Fabian age 73, of White Oak, formerly of Duquesne, on June 12, in UPMC McKeesport.  Born on January 22, 1947, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Joseph and Anna (Primich) Fabian. He worked in the nuclear field and later as a driver for S&S Access and was a former member of the Hungarian Reformed Church in Duquesne. He is survived by a brother, Thomas Fabian of West Mifflin.  There is no visitation or services.  Arrangements are entrusted to MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300.

 


Franchi Antonio Tines Mitchell

June 13, 2020 |

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

Franchi Antonio Tines Mitchell transitioned peacefully in his sleep into the presence of the Lord on June 1, 2020. He was the second son born in McKeesport, PA on December 12, 1963, to Thelma Jean Tines and Frank Ross.

At the age of four, he received his call to preach. At five, he started singing with his brother Deryck with their mother as she traveled and played for the mount olive baptist church in Clairton, Pa. They were nicknamed “French Fries and Ketchup.” He was fathered and pastored by the late Bishop George F. Mitchell, who also baptized him and encouraged him to play the drums as our first drummer in Freedom, PA. Franchi, himself was a follower of Christ and was a founding and lifelong member of the Free Holiness Church of Deliverance. He graduated from Duquesne High School in 1981 desiring to be an accountant. He attended Kent State University in Kent, Ohio for Accounting and Business Management on a full baseball scholarship. He was an amazing shortstop and team player who was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers.

In 1981, he became the proud father of his first child, Nikkia Boyd. She is the first of all of the grandchildren. He later married Carmen Johnson, and they have remained friends until his death. In the early 1990’s, Franchi moved to Virginia where he met Daphne Patten, his companion of his last 28 years. To this union were born two sons, Franchi Antonio Jr. and Fahrraan Mitchell.

 
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Edward Alexander, Sr.

June 13, 2020 |

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

Edward Alexander, Sr. son of late Mary Long, passed away on June 7, 2020 at UPMC McKeesport Hospital. 

He was born on April 30, 1944 in Salisbury, North Carolina. Edward served his country by joining the United States Marine Corps. He later worked as a Pipe Cutter for Duro-Bond Industries.

Edward was a kind and generous man. He volunteered his time at the 9th Street Clinic. Every Sunday, you could find him watching football. He loved Tennis also; his favorite player was Serena Williams.

Edward is survived by the love of his life, Nina Johnson; sons, Edward (Pamela) Alexander, Jr., Robert  Alexander, William  Guy, Terrence  Pitts, Brian  Johnson, Ralph  Johnson, Keith  Johnson, Edwin Johnson, Kierre Johnson; daughters, Crystal Alexander, Angelina  Johnson, Ashant-e Johnson;19 grandchildren, great-grandchildren; extended family and friends.

 
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Helen F. Bytzura

June 13, 2020 |

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

Helen F. (Fraikor) Bytzura, 95, of West Mifflin and formerly of Duquesne, died peacefully on Friday, June 12, 2020 at the Residence at Whitehall. Mrs. Bytzura was born in Duquesne, November 1, 1924, the daughter of the late John and Anna (Petrosky) Fraikor. Mrs. Bytzura was a member of Ss. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, Duquesne, a loving homemaker, and a former teletype operator at the former Duquesne works, U.S. Steel Corporation. Beloved wife of the late George A. Bytzura, she is survived by two loving children, Patricia (Arthur) Gennari and Raymond (Carol) Bytzura; four grandchildren, Jeffery (Aubrey) Gennari, Bryan Gennari, Amanda Bytzura, and Ryan Bytzura; two great grandchildren, Benjamin Gennari and Rosalie Gennari; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by seven brothers and sisters.

 
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Gerald "Gene" Faupel

June 12, 2020 |

By willig | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Gerald E, “Gene” Faupel 58, of North Versailles, PA departed this life on Monday, June 8, 2020 at UPMC McKeesport.

Born January 5, 1962 in Bunola, PA, he was the son of the late Edward E. and Roberta (Maple) Faupel and the loving fiancé of Rose Jones.

 
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Joseph S. Mincone

June 12, 2020 |

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

Joseph S. Mincone, age 75, of Belle Vernon, passed away on Thursday, June 11, 2020 at Mon Valley Care Center. He retired as a millwright for U.S. Steel in Washington. He loved riding motorcycles, building and flying model airplanes, and enjoyed shooting and was a marksman. He loved his family and worked diligently to provide for them. Born June 21, 1944 in Clairton, he was a son of the late Domenic and Christine (Monaco) Mincone and husband of the late Marlene A. Mincone. He is survived by daughter, Jolene (Ryan) Sypolt of Charleroi; son, Joseph C. (Casey) Mincone of Belle Vernon; grandchildren, Emily and Ella Sypolt and Samantha Mincone; sister, Sabina Kessler of Pleasant Hills; brother, Angelo "Che Che" (Marian) Mincone of Elizabeth; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by sister, Christine Shuck, and brothers, Frank and Licio Mincone. A Blessing will take place on Monday, June 15, 2020 at 2 PM in Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth, with the Rev. Thomas A. Wagner officiating. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Judith Lynne Johnson

June 12, 2020 |

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

Judith Lynne Johnson,  76, of Christy Park, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, June 11, 2020. She was born March 5, 1944 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Anthony and Norma (Amorose) Santone. She was the wife of the late Raymond James Johnson who passed away March 31, 2016. Judith was a member of Mary, Mother of God Parish- St. Patrick Worship Site and the Friendly Club there. She was also a member of the former Turner's Club in Christy Park. She was a Certified Nurse Assistant at UPMC McKeesport Hospital and retired after 30 years of service.

 
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Dawn M. Dobransky

June 11, 2020 |

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

Dawn M. Dobransky, age 61 of Clairton, passed away in her home on Wednesday, June 10, 2020.  Born April 6, 1959 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of Roy and Sharon (Riley) Verbanes of North Huntingdon.  A cashier at the former Marraccini's Grocery in Clairton, besides her parents, Dawn is survived by her husband of 43 years Robert Dobransky; her children Stephanie (Glenn) Kibe of Vail, AZ and Jason (Toni) Dobransky of West Mifflin; her grandchildren Tristin and Riley Kibe and Danica Dobransky; her siblings Mark (Lisa) Verbanes of West Elizabeth and Lori (Tom) Beckowitz of North Huntingdon; her brother-in-law Wayne M. Dobransky; and also nieces and nephews. 

 
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Cindy Ann Davis

June 11, 2020 |

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

Cindy Ann Davis, age 67, of Vanderbilt, PA, formerly of McKeesport, died on Monday, June 8, 2020 at her residence. She was born in McKeesport, PA, on May 9, 1953. She is the daughter of the late William and Ann Kolodziej Taylor. Cindy received her real estate license many years ago. She retired as a librarian from Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory in West Mifflin, PA.

 
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Phyllis Daniels

June 11, 2020 |

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

Phyllis Daniels, age 53, of McKeesport, died on June 10, 2020. She was born in Pittsburgh on January 27, 1967. She was preceded in death by her very special and loving parents, Robert and Lieselotte Kennedy.

She enjoyed using her artistic abilities, being creative with coloring books and crafting, and she loved to carry on a good conversation.

 
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Mary Ann Weimer

June 11, 2020 |

By willig | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Mary Ann Weimer, age 54, of McKeesport, died June 6, 2020.  Born August 1, 1965, she was the daughter of the late Carol Weimer and was preceded in death by grandparents, Joseph and Ann Weimer. Mary Ann worked at Life Care as a unit secretary and was known to help others in need. She was a lifelong Steeler fan and always enjoyed watching them play.  She is survived by many cousins, special friends, and her dogs, Brooks and Toby.  

 
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Wilma J. Wilson

June 11, 2020 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

 

Wilma J. Wilson, 76, of McKeesport, died June 10, 2020.  She is survived by her husband Richard A. Wilson; sons Richard (Cheryl) Wilson, Dave (Sharon) Wilson, Eric Wilson and Chris (Teresa) Wilson; step daughters Samantha Miller and Katrina Miller; grandchildren Sean and Hannah Wilson and Bailey and Ellie Maskil; and sister Elsie (Kenneth) Huey.  Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport, Tues. June 16, 2020 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8.

 


David Permigiani

June 10, 2020 |

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

David Permigiani, 65, of Elizabeth Township, passed away, Monday, June 8, 2020. He was born February 28, 1955 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Angelo and Matilda (DelDuca) Permigiani. David was a Special Education Teacher at Elizabeth Forward High School. He was a graduate of California University of Pennsylvania and Elizabeth Forward Class of 1973.

 
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Diane Margot Hagerty

June 10, 2020 |

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

Diane Margot Hagerty, 75, of West Mifflin, passed away Saturday, June 6, 2020. She was born June 18, 1944 in Laurel, Mississippi, and was the daughter of the late James P. and Rita (Schmidt) Lawrence. She was the wife of  the late Charles Henry Hagerty who passed away July 4, 2015. She was a member of the Pleasant Hills Community Presbyterian Church in Pleasant Hills and was previousley a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Chester, WV.

 
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Maureen Helen Bulischeck

June 10, 2020 |

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

Maureen Helen Bulischeck, 76, of Versailles, passed away Friday, June 5, 2020. She was born January 30, 1944 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late James and Betty Doonan. She was the wife of the late Joseph Michael Bulischeck who passed away July 14, 2019. 

 
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Domenico “Mico” Lagana

June 10, 2020 |

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

After an extremely courageous battle with cancer, Domenico “Mico” Lagana, age 73 of North Versailles, passed away Monday, June 8, 2020 peacefully, surrounded by his loving family. He was born November 28, 1947 in Reggio Calabria, Italy, a son of the late Francesco Lagana and Maria Polimeni.

He worked as a Concrete Foreman for over 25 years for Golden Triangle Construction Company before retiring. He loved golf, fishing, gardening and spending time at the family cabin at Whipkey Dam.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years Domenica “Mimma” Lagana; children Maria (Fiance' Darrell Franks) Lagana of North Versailles, Frank (Jessica) Lagana of Greenfield and Dominic (Jamie) Lagana of East Mont; grandchildren Anthony (fiancé Emily), Alexis, Santino (fiancé Cameron) Dominic III (Mia), Francesco, Jimmy, Rocco, Bruno and Domenica; great grandson Domenico; 3 brother and 3 sisters living in Italy; and many nieces and nephews.

 
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John Fitzgerald Gross

June 09, 2020 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

John Fitzgerald Gross, 56, a resident of White Oak for 20 years, formerly of McKeesport passed away on Tuesday, June 9th, 2020 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh. He was born in McKeesport on May 29, 1964 to the late Eugene and Madeline Medved Gross. He is survived by his former wife and life-long friend Jane Stegman Gross, of White Oak, and their children; David C. (Jessica) Gross, of Elizabeth, and Shawn M. Gross, of White Oak. John also leaves behind his grandchildren; Emma Gross and Jackson Gross, sister Diane (Craig) Brooks, of Elizabeth, his nieces and nephews, and his cats Toby and Tucker. He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents. John was a member of the St. Angela Roman Catholic Church in White Oak, and was employed by Don Farr Moving and Storage as a truck driver.  John was a man that enjoyed eating, loved cats, fishing, crime shows, and napping. He was a man that was a loyal helper, a joker, and he will be missed dearly by all that knew him. Family and friends will be received on Friday, June 12, 2020 from 9am to 12:00 noon at S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th St, Clairton, PA 15025. A service will take place at the funeral home at 12:00 noon on Friday to be followed by interment at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Port Vue. 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.

 


Mary Eleanor Sabo

June 09, 2020 |

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

Mary Eleanor Sabo, 83, of Munhall formerly of West Mifflin died Monday June 8, 2020. She is the daughter of the late Frederick and Eleanor (Kirmeyer) Tyson. Beloved wife of the late Raymond Sabo. She is survived by daughters Robin Pavlik and Lisa Csokuly; son-in-law Maitland Lebedda; grandchildren Jennifer Pavlik, Jason (Dominica) Pavlik, Jessica Pavlik, Corey (Audi) Lebedda and Chase Lebedda; and great-grandchildren Alexandria, Anastasia, and Navy. She was preceded in death  by her daughter Deborah Lebedda. A funeral mass will be held Friday 11am at St. Therese Church in Munhall. Interment following St. Joseph Cemetery, West Mifflin. Arrangements by TEICHART-GRACAN FUNERAL HOME, Duquesne.

 


Brian Michael Armstrong

June 09, 2020 |

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

 Brian Michael Armstrong, 36, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Monday, June 8, 2020 at home where he was loved. He was born March 26, 1984 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Brian was raised in Pittsburgh and attended Liberty Elementary where he was a Boy Scout, Frick International Studies Academy where he spoke Spanish as a second language and played the Oboe in the Pittsburgh Public Schools Orchestra, then graduated from Taylor Allderdice High School in 2002 where he was on the Robotics Team and participated in the First Competition in Orlando, Florida. Brian was #56 on the Taylor Allderdice Football Team and played in both the City and State Championship games.

 
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Robert "Bob" Bartolomeo

June 09, 2020 |

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

Robert ‘Bob’ Bartolomeo, age 65, of Clairton passed away after a battle with cancer on Sunday, June 7th, 2020, with his loved ones at his side. Born September 26th, 1954 in Clairton, Bob was a wonderful soul and had a huge heart toward others. He was passionate about broadcasting, sports… especially Penn State football, loved local history, and was an advocate for animal rescue. His brothers, family, and friends will miss him very much. Bob attended Penn State University and was the varsity football Equipment Manager for Joe Paterno. He was also a member of the 1979 Sugar Bowl Champions. In his 40-year career, he worked in Washington, D.C. as managing director of affiliate relations for United Stations. Additionally, he was on-air for WMZQ, and most recently on KQV. During his radio career, Bob also worked for Unistar, Westwood One, Premiere, TRN, CNN, FNN, and CNBC. He worked closely with top talent including Dick Clark, Don Imus, Jim Rome, Mancow, and Pittsburgh’s Chuck Brinkman. Robert joins both his parents who predeceased him, George L. Bartolomeo, and Carmela (Virgona) Bartolomeo-Pholar.  He is survived by his brothers George Bartolomeo of Blue Springs, Mo., Joseph Bartolomeo of Dublin, Ohio, and John Bartolomeo of New York, N.Y.; as well as his nieces, nephews and grandnieces.

 
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Mark J. Whitehead

June 09, 2020 |

By willig | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Mark J. Whitehead, age 63, of Bethel Park died June 6, 2020, at Jefferson Hospital. Born June 1, 1957, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of Paul Whitehead and the late Jane (Cancelliere) and the husband of Mary Sue Whitehead.

 
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Pietro L. Carpico

June 08, 2020 |

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

Pietro L. Carpico, age 37 of Jefferson Hills, passed away Sunday, June 7, 2020.  Born June 1, 1983 in Pittsburgh, he is the son of Domenic and Barbara (Wilson) Carpico, with whom he resided.  A 2001 graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School and Community College of Allegheny County, Pietro was an X-Ray Technician with Concerta Health at U.S. Steel. He was a member of Holy Spirit Parish in West Mifflin. Besides his parents, he is survived by his sisters, Maria (Robb) Koschik and Nina (Jim) Carney, both of Mt. Lebanon; his nieces and nephews Domenica, Amelia, Cecelia, Teddy, Francesca, and Mario; his aunts Lois Liptak of South Carolina, Gert Rush of Gibsonia, and Concetta Carpico of Sora, Italy; his special cousins Regis (Barbara) Fiore of Clairton and Leonard (Joy) Fiore of Foley, MN; and many cousins.

 
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Robert D. Payne

June 08, 2020 |

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

Robert D. Payne, age 53 of Lincoln Borough, passed away at home on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 .  Born June 17, 1966 in Pittsburgh, he was a son of Dean Payne of West Mifflin and Loretta Payne of Carnegie.  A chef at the Carriage Inn Restaurant, Robert is survived, besides his parents, by his daughters Kailee Payne of Lincoln Borough and Danielle (Alex) Payne of Lansing, MI, his granddaughters Aubrey Pasquantonio and Kelsea Payne, and his sister Evelyn Green.

 
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Joan Rodabaugh

June 08, 2020 |

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

Joan (Sinal) Rodabaugh, age 56, of Clarksburg, WV, formerly of Elizabeth, passed away on Thursday, June 4, 2020 at WVU Medicine United Hospital Center. She was a former pharmacy technician. Born March 1, 1964 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Henry Sinal and the late Lottie Ann (Werner) Kerlin. She is survived by son, Joshua (Jessica) Rodabaugh of Port Vue; granddaughters, Bailee and Brianna; sister, Diann (Duane) Perhach of Forward Twp.; aunt, Karen Koontz of Monongahela; and companion, Jeremy Licata. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by son, Adam Robinson. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 from 3-5 PM. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Denis Duffy

June 08, 2020 |

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

Denis Duffy, age 76, of Pittsburgh, passed away peacefully in his home on June 6, 2020. Denis left a lasting impression on everyone he met. He was funny and sarcastic but also thoughtful, generous and kind. Denis could take an ordinary event and make it extraordinary by his eloquent writing. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him. Born February 22, 1944, in Camden, NJ, he was the son of the late George and Charlotte (Dromm) Duffy. He is survived by his sister, Jane (Carlin Jacoby) Duffy of the state of California, and was the beloved “uncle” of the Jones family. Private arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condelences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Lena J. (Bellini) Mamajek

June 08, 2020 |

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

Lena J. (Bellini) Mamajek, age 92, of McKeesport, passed away peacefully at home on June 6, 2020. Born May 25, 1928, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late Carmine and Lini (Pascuizzo) Bellini and wife of the late John C. Mamajek.

 
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Charles “Chuck” Zwingler Jr.

June 08, 2020 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Charles “Chuck” Zwingler Jr., 88, of Clairton passed on June 6th, 2020 at UPMC Mercy Hospital. He was born on May 2, 1932 the son of the late Charles and Emily Zwingler and brother to the late Loretta “Beezie” Barker and Harry “Luke” Bowen. He was a graduate of McKeesport Votech and retired from Hercules Chemical Corp in 1995. He was a Corporal in the U.S. Army where he served with the 18th Airborne Corps Artillery. Chuck was an active member of Pine Run United Methodist Church. He served faithfully in just about every capacity and sang with the chancel choir for 60 years. He volunteered at Clairton Meals on Wheels at the Clairton Food Bank and was past president of the Clairton AARP 1612 where he sang with their Yankee Doodle Dandies. Chuck was a member of the Omni Masonic Lodge #582, American Legion Post #0075 and Steel Valley Lifespan. He enjoyed researching his ancestry, history, traveling, watching Pittsburgh sports and taking Sunday naps. Chuck was a friend to all and deeply loved his friends, family and community. He is survived by his beloved wife of 67 years, Lois Cochran Zwingler; his son, Charles (Luanne) Zwingler III of West Mifflin; his daughter, Deborah (Ronald) Lieberum of Elizabeth Township; and his grandchildren Amy (Brendan Coticchia) Lieberum, Charles Zwingler IV, John (Alexis) Zwingler and Ronald (Sarah) Lieberum Jr.; great-granddaughter Isabella; step grandchildren, Matthew (Suzy) Hickey and Amanda (Michael) Pippi; step-great grandchildren Brynlie, Emmett, Violet and Nora; sister-in-law Ruth Ulmer (the late William Ulmer); and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.in the SM FINNEY FUNERAL HOME 432 N 6th Street, Clairton, PA 15025. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home, to be followed by interment at Jefferson Memorial Cemetery, Funeral Home, Crematory & Arboretum. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in memoriam of Charles Zwingler Jr. to Pine Run UMC at 901 N. Sixth Street., Clairton, PA 15025. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


Ronald H. Livengood

June 06, 2020 |

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

Ronald H. Livengood age 69, of West Mifflin, on June 5, 2020 at UPMC McKeesport.  Born in McKeesport on September 28, 1950, he was the son of the late Nix & Jean (Odoski) Livengood.  He was a retired mechanic from Carl’s Tree Service and he loved and cared for animals.  He was the beloved husband of Bonnie (Linn) Livengood for 47 years.  There is no visitation.  Funeral arrangements entrusted to MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300. 

 


William P. “Chip” Chobirko

June 06, 2020 |

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

William P. “Chip” Chobirko age 95, of West Mifflin, formerly of Duquesne on June 5, 2020 at the Southwestern Veterans Center, Pittsburgh. Born in Duquesne on July 6, 1924, he was the son of the late John & Anna (Yuhas) Chobirko. He was a retired crane operator for over 40 years at  U.S. Steel, Duquesne Works.  He proudly served his country in the Navy during WWII and received a purple heart. He enjoyed playing cards. He was the beloved husband for 58 years to the late Cecilia M. “Sis” (Bost) Chobirko. He was predeceased by his brothers and sisters, Anna Ondrey, John Chobirko, George Chobirka, Emil Chobirko, Michael Chobirko, Daniel Chobirko, Charles Chobirko, Steve Chobirko, Julia Hoblak & Gerry Lindberg.  He is survived by many loving nieces & nephews. Visitation will be held on Monday, June 8 from 4-8 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300, where a blessing service will be held on Tuesday, June 9 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Trinity Church, West Mifflin, at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Dan Sweeney officiating. Burial, with Military Honors, will follow in Holy Trinity Cemetery.  His family would like to thank the staff at the Southwestern Veterans Center for their kind and compassionate care.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Southwestern Veterans Center, 7060 Highland Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 15206.

 


NaDarrius Wayne Lundy

June 05, 2020 |

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

NaDarrius Wayne Lundy, 15, son of Waynesha Monique Lundy, died May 27, 2020.

He was born on September 23, 2004.

“Dinkum” as he was affectionately known by family and friends, attended Duquesne Elementary School and was presently a student at West Mifflin Middle School. He enjoyed doing what most teenage boys do, playing video games in his free time. His favorite game was Fortnite. Dinkum also loved to sing and dance. He had a deep love for his family; his personality was golden.

 
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Charles Young Powell

June 05, 2020 |

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

Charles Young Powell, 72, son of the late Isaac and Rose Lee Powell, died June 1, 2020.

He was born on April 3, 1948, in Pittsburgh. He was a graduate of Duquesne High School and worked as a Laborer for U.S. Steel.  

Charles, affectionately known as, “Charlie Boy,” was a beloved father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, who was above all passionate and proud of his family. He loved to eat; he especially enjoyed his daughters cooking. Such an avid football fan, his favorite pastime was watching the Pittsburgh Steelers.

 
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Patricia A. Jensen

June 05, 2020 |

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

Patricia A. Jensen, age 80 of McKeesport, passed away on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 in UPMC East.  Born June 3, 1940 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Francis and Mildred (Herron) Brady.  A member of Mary, Mother of God Parish, Patricia worked for Equibank, later National City Bank, in both McKeesport and the North Side of Pittsburgh.  She is survived by her husband Robert A. Jensen; her children David (Nikki) Jensen of Melbourne, FL, Pamela Scheib of Verona, Sue E. (Anthony) Brajdic of North Versailles, and Mary Lynn (Raymond) Baez of Rockledge, FL; her thirteen grandchildren: Michael, Derek, and Natalie Scheib, Nicole and Anthony Brajdic, Kaitlyn, Taylor, Caden, and Brady Jensen, and Rachel, Andrew, Thomas, and Jessica Baez; her two great-grandchildren Kylee Scheib and Cameron Hunter; her sister Cathy (Henry) Brethold of South Park; her brother Thomas (Janet) Brady of Boston, PA; and many nieces and nephews.  Besides her parents, Patricia was preceded in death by her sisters Mary Rita Brieck and Barbara Dranko. 

 
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Claire M. Fekula

June 04, 2020 |

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

Claire M. (Jenkins) Fekula, age 90, of Forward Twp., passed away on Thursday, June 4, 2020 at The Residence at Hilltop in Monongahela. She was a retired bookkeeer for the family business, Carl Fekula Inc. in Forward Twp., and a former employee for the Orphans Court in Pittsburgh. She was a member of Elizabeth United Methodist Church where she was very active and involved for many years, and was a member of the Elizabeth Women's Club. Born October 11, 1929 in East Pittsburgh, she was a daughter of the late George and Clara (Gwennup) Jenkins and wife of the late Carl Fekula. She is survived by sons, Donald H. (Connie) Weis of Virginia Beach, VA, Jeffrey G. (Julie) Weis of Corpus Christi, TX, Robert A. (Kathy) Weis of Forward Twp., and Carl P. (Denise) Fekula of Forward Twp.; grandchildren, Elizabeth (Levi) DeLeono, Nikki and Clair Weiss, Nick and Natalie Fekula, and Heather (Forrest) Corcoran; great-grandchildren, Bradley and Hailey Corcoran; also, nieces and nephews.

 
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Alice J. Cochenour

June 04, 2020 |

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

Alice J. Cochenour, age 89 of North Huntingdon and formerly of Clairton, passed away on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 in The Grove at Irwin.  Born August 21, 1930 in Clairton, she was a daughter and one of fourteen children of the late William and Bella (Gasser) Felicetty.  A former staffer with Drs. Herzog and Gioia, Alice was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish in Clairton and the Clairton Football Mothers.  She was also a Democratic Party committeewoman in Clairton and a former member of the Ladies Guild of St. Clare Church.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Thomas E. Cochenour, Sr.; who passed away September 22, 1996, her children Thomas E. Cochenour, Jr. and Kathy Eastman; grandchildren Stephanie and Benjamin Szilvasi; great-granddaughter Kelliann Geyser; and eleven of her fourteen siblings.  Alice is survived by her daughter Nancy Szilvasi of Beckley, WV; her son Charles Cochenour of Jefferson Hills, twelve grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; her sisters Carol (Ed) Thornton of Elizabeth and Mary Helen (Frank) Truszkowski of Tennessee; and many nieces and nephews.

 
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Wilma S. Ultis

June 04, 2020 |

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

Wilma S. Ultis, 68, of Irwin, passed away Saturday, May 30, 2020. She was born October 27, 1951 in Greensburg.  She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Ronn P. Ultis, daughters, Nina (Kunta) Fossett of Bristow, VA, Denise (Jeff) Keracher of Greensburg, and  Diana McAllister of Turtle Creek, her sister and best friend, Katy Celio (Mark Yeskey) of Herminie, brother, David Shick of Lowber, grandchildren, Jesse, Sydney, Kyle, Taylor, Cyrus, Quentin, and nieces, and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents Willis and Freda (Greagor) Shick, father and mother-in-law, Andy and Velma Ultis, daughter, Dawn Ultis, sister, Janice Lipski, brother, Johnny Shick.

 
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David E. Bahus

June 03, 2020 |

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

David E. Bahus age 54, of West Mifflin, on June 2, 2020 at UPMC McKeesport.  Born on October 11, 1965, in McKeesport, he was the son of Elmer Bahus of West Mifflin and the late Geraldine “Gerry” (Falchetti) Bahus.  Retired from Comcast, he was a former police officer in Whitaker Boro, Ocean City, MD, Hanover Twp., Clarion & Clairton.  He enjoyed electronics, fishing, camping and tools.  Besides his father, he is survived by his wife of 19 years, Lisa (Junstrom) Bahus. He was the brother of Robert “Bruce” Bahus; dog dad to Panda, Peanut & Pickle and late Neiko, Okien & Gizmo; brother-in-law of Shane Balbach & Kevin Campbell and Maryem Bahus; uncle of David R. (Shanyn) Bahus, Emily Bahus, Christopher Bahus, Julia Bahus, Jack Labryer, Raymond Labryer, and Ronald “Roo” Vahosky.

 
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Louis P. Pavlack, Sr.

June 03, 2020 |

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

Louis P. Pavlack, Sr., age 73 of Jefferson Hills, passed away at home on Tuesday, June 2, 2020.  Born October 24, 1946 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Joseph J. and Helen (Sharpeta) Pavlack.  A US Army Veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish in Clairton, Louis was a very hard working man who retired as a maintenance technician after fifty years at US Steel Clairton Works.  He was also a member of the CFU Lodge #248 of Clairton and, in his spare time, loved to square dance and vacation to his lake house in Deep Creek.  Louis is survived by his children Julie Hitchens of Ambridge, Louis P. (Lisa) Pavlack, Jr. of Jefferson Hills, and Brian (Danielle) Pavlack of Elizabeth; his grandchildren Megan (Brian) Plants, Jessica Hitchens, Cassie (Adam Zaborney) Pavlack, Justin (fiancee' Dawn Martis) Pavlack, Joshua Pavlack, and Farrah Pavlack; step-granddaughter Seneca Thompson; great-grandchildren Brock Plants and Brayden Zaborney; longtime companion Patricia Manko; brother Donald (Irene) Pavlack of Vienna, VA; and also nieces and nephews.  Besides his parents, Louis was preceded in death by his siblings Richard Pavlack and Sylvia J. Costa.

 
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Paul Burns

June 03, 2020 |

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

Paul Burns, age 75, of North Versailles, died June 2, 2020, at home. Born April 8, 1945, in Blackpool, England, he was the son of the late Paul J.and Joan (Devitt) Burns, and the husband of Linda Lee (Mains) Burns.

 
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Matthew DiGiorgio

June 02, 2020 |

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

Matthew DiGiorgio, age 88 of Glassport, died at the home of his daughter, Diane, on Friday, May 29, 2020.  He was born on March 24, 1932 and is the son of the late Joseph and Adeline Cannelli DiGiorgio.

 
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Susan M. Jarmon

June 02, 2020 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Susan M. Jarmon, 67 of Glassport died June 1, 2020 at UPMC McKeesport.  She is the daughter of the late Valentine and Dorothy (Zeleznik) Synkowski.  She is survived by her husband John Jarmon, III; daughter Valerie (Bruce) Lewis; son Michael Jarmon; grandson Allan Lewis; brothers Joseph (Armeda) Synkowski and Ed Synkowski; nephew Jordan (Kelly) Synkowski; great nieces Sydney, Savannah, Stella and Sloan and her grandpuppies Gizmo, Bugger and Tiny.  She was preceded in death by her brother Valentine "Butchie" Synkowski, who was killed in Vietnam.

 
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Dorothy M. Pfoff

June 02, 2020 |

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

Dorothy M. Pfoff, 98, of North Huntingdon,  formerly of Homestead and North Braddock, passed away Sunday, May 31, 2020 at her home.  She was born March 20, 1922 in Homestead.  Dorothy was a member of St. Agnes Parish and enjoyed cooking and taking care of her pets.  She was preceded in death by her husband, William R. Pfoff; brothers, Laverne and Albert Abels; and daughter-in-law, Rosella Pfoff.  She is survived by her sons, William Pfoff, Richard Pfoff and his wife, Lynn; daughter, Karen Milko and her husband, Robert; grandchildren, Robert (Jen) Milko, Ryan (Tara) Milko and Stephanie (John) Novotnak; and great-grandchildren, Brianna (Jesse), Lily, Max, and Owen.  Services are private.  The family would like to thank Promise Hospice for all their compassionate care they gave Dorothy.  And a very special thank you to Michelle from Transitions for her honesty to the family.  Arrangements were made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Peter Derkas

June 02, 2020 |

By willig | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Peter Derkas, age 56, of McKeesport, died May 27, 2020, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital.  Born August 18, 1963, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Stephen and Janet (Petroski) Derkas.  He worked at the McKeesport Senior Care Plaza as a dietary aid.  He loved to cook and was known to walk everywhere.    He enjoyed having a good time and was the life of the party.

 
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Reddy "Rade" Vucelich

June 02, 2020 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

Reddy "Rade" Vucelich peacefully passed on Friday, May 29, 2020 at the age of 86. Reddy was born on November 25, 1933 to the late Vlade and Mary (Kukich) Vucelich.  He was the loving husband of Julia (nee Gulish) Vucelich for 61 years. Devoted father of Debra (Dominick) Capolarello, Daniel (Elaine) Vucelich, and Danica (Davor) Brkovich. Special Jedo of Dominick (Alyson) and Nicole Capolarello, Daniella (Nikola) Vranesevic and Kristofer Vucelich, Gregory, Melanie and Zachary Brkovich. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends.

Reddy was a proud United States Army Veteran, member of the PA National Guard Civil Service Commission and was in the Army Reserves for 33 years. Reddy was a member of St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church in Monroeville.

 
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Wendell H. Campbell

June 02, 2020 |

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

Wendell H. Campbell, 91, of North Huntingdon, died Friday May 29, 2020. He was born February 24, 1929 in Filbert, a son of the late Clyde M. and Mabel Luellen (Miller) Campbell.

Wendell was a graduate of Redstone High School, served in the Army during the Korean Conflict, and retired as a maintenance supervisor for Bell Atlantic after over 37 years’ service. He was a member First United Methodist Church, Irwin where he sang in the chancel choir and was a member of the Methodist Men and the Happy Methodists. He was also a member of Shidle Lodge 601, F. & A. M., Irwin, and a longtime member of the Men’s Prayer Fellowship and the Bell Telephone Pioneers. He also tuned pianos for many years.

 
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Krystian Andrew McDonnell

June 02, 2020 |

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

Krystian Andrew McDonnell, 23, of Duquesne died tragically in a fire at his home on Friday, May 29, 2020.

Mr. McDonnell was born February 24, 1997, in Pittsburgh. The son of Terrence McDonnell and Barbara Vamos McDonnell. Mr. McDonnell was an employee in the custodial department of Duquesne School District.

He is survived by his beloved mother, Barbara and her fiance, Dedris Davis, his father, Terrence and his wife Lasaun, a sister, Cassandra McDonnell, Paternal Grandparents, Dale and Anntionette Miller McDonnell, Aunt, Shelly (Scott) Witkowski, Godparents, Roxanne Clark and Thomas Ambrose, a niece Arya Bisgoni, and cousins, Cameron and Conner Witkowski.

 
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Willie Lou Lewis

June 02, 2020 |

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

Willie Lou Lewis, 78, died May 28, 2020.

Daughter of Ella Smith and the late Willie Smith, she was born May 16, 1942,  in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Affectionately known as Lou Lou, was a caring and loving person. She loved to cook and one of her favorite pastimes was playing bingo.

A woman of faith, Willie Lou was a member of St. Luke Baptist Church for many years. She sang on the choir and was an usher, the gatekeeper for the house of the Lord.  On May 28, 2020, Willie Lou passed away peacefully surrounded by her family. She was also preceded in death by her late husband Edward J. Lewis and brother Johnnie Smith.

 
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Mark Brian Ethridge

June 01, 2020 |

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

Mark Brian Ethridge, age 48, of McKeesport, died on Saturday, May 30, 2020.   He was born in McKeesport on February 21, 1972 and is the son of Donald and Linda DelSignore Ethridge of McKeesport.  He was an accomplished plasterer/stucco finisher for many construction jobs in the area.  In 1983, Mark was the Soap Box Derby Champion in the annual McKeesport competition.

 
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Robin A. Payo

June 01, 2020 |

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

Robin A. Payo, age 62 of Clairton, passed away at home on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. Born August 7, 1957, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Jerome "Aryln" and Barbara (Davis) Laffey. She was a waitress for many years at Ciccanti's and enjoyed spending Saturday nights watching scary movies with her grandchildren. Robin is survived by her daughters Heather (Eugene Colclaser) Payo and Barbara (Gerry Cope) Payo both of Clairton; grandchildren Justin and Jessica Colclaser and  Dylan, Jayden, Jackson, and Aria Alice Cope; step-grandchildren Gerry III and Christopher Cope; brother Joseph (Christina) Laffey of Jefferson Hills; and nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, Robin was preceded in death by her sister Darlene Theobald.

 
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Gary H. Huston

June 01, 2020 |

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

Gary H. Huston, age 67, of McKeesport, died May 31, 2020, at Select Specialty Hospital McKeesport.  Born June 18, 1952, he was the son of the late Clarence and Charlene (Johnson), Huston.

 
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Dorothy M. Pfoff

June 01, 2020 |

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

Dorothy M. Pfoff, 98, of North Huntingdon,  formerly of Homestead and North Braddock, passed away Sunday, May 31, 2020 at her home.  She was born March 20, 1922 in Homestead.  Dorothy was a member of St. Agnes Parish and enjoyed cooking and taking care of her pets.  She was preceded in death by her husband, William R. Pfoff; brothers, Laverne and Albert Abels; and daughter-in-law, Rosella Pfoff.  She is survived by her sons, William Pfoff, Richard Pfoff; daughter, Karen Milko and her husband, Robert; grandchildren, Robert (Jen) Milko, Ryan (Tara) Milko and Stephanie (John) Novotnak; and great-grandchildren, Brianna (Jesse), Lily, Max, and Owen.  Services are private.  The family would like to thank Promise Hospice for all their compassionate care they gave Dorothy.  And a very special thank you to Michelle from Transitions for her honesty to the family.  Arrangements were made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 

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