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Brian (Sunny) J. Shumber

October 28, 2020 |

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

Brian J.(Sunny) Shumber, age 49 of Pittsburgh, died October 27, 2020, at UPMC Montefiore. He was born on August 7, 1971, in McKeesport.

 
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John Charny

October 28, 2020 |

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

John Charny, 97, of McKeesport, passed away on October 24, 2020 in UPMC McKeesport after a long illness.

 
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Eleanor E. “Jane” Meyers

October 27, 2020 |

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

 
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Agnes Theresa Thompson

October 27, 2020 |

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

Agnes Theresa Thompson, 53, was born on February 23, 1967, to the late Rosella Thompson. Agnes departed this life on  October 22, 2020, and was preceded in death by her daughter, Robin Foster, and brother Rodney Thompson.

Agnes is survived by her daughter, Michelle (Gary) Coleman of West Mifflin; two sons, Eric  Bucy, Michael  Foster; 5 grandchildren, siblings, Sandra Wright, Jeffrey (Robin) Thompson, both of Clairton, and Steven Thompson; nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

 
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Marlene Marie (Gornick) Malesky

October 27, 2020 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Marlene Marie (Gornick) Malesky of Whitaker, on October 27, 2020, age 80.  Daughter of the late Fred and Anna Marie (Kukucka) Gornick; beloved wife of the late Charles G. Malesky; loving mother of Daniel (Christie) Malesky; sister of Darlene (Gornick) (Artim) Shaffer of Sun City Center, FL; beloved “GA” of Jonathan and Stephen. 

Marlene was a retired secretary for Homestead Borough Parking Authority and Steel Valley Chamber of Commerce.

 
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Gwendolyn Saunders

October 27, 2020 |

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

Gwendolyn Saunders, 82, formerly of West Mifflin,  passed away on the morning of Tuesday, October 20, 2020. Survived by her daughter, Robyn Saunders (Alan O’Brien), and preceded by her husband Elmer “Buck” Saunders (2018), Gwen was a long-time resident of Walkerton, IN, where she and Buck ran an award winning dairy farm for over 35 years. In addition to farming, Gwen worked at Kodak and Wells Aluminum. She was intelligent, hard-working, and always on the go. She had many hidden talents and stories. Gwen was voted Bride of the Season in 1956. She was a tap dancer, a bowler, and easily the best mechanic around.

 
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Richard R. Kugler, Jr.

October 27, 2020 |

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

Richard R. Kugler Jr., age 73, of North Huntingdon, died October 23, 2020, at home. Born March 1, 1947, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Richard R. Kugler and Mary Loretta (Barry) Kugler and the husband of Deena L. Kugler for 38 years.Richard was a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era and was awarded a Purple Heart. He was a retired Millwright from SMS Tech Service. Richard was a member of St. Agnes Church in Irwin. He was an avid fisherman and hunter and especially enjoyed going to Whites Creek. He loved spending time with his grandchildren, and they were his world. Richard had the biggest heart and was truly a great man.

 
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Lavonne Foley

October 27, 2020 |

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

Lavonne Foley, age 79 of Dravosburg, died on October 23,2020. She was born in Pittsburgh on October 18,1941 and is the daughter of the Late John and Jane Andres O’Toole, and the loving wife of James Foley.

She worked on the floor for the stock company for several years before dedicating her life to raising her children. She loved gardening and cooking.

 
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Carmella R. Picone

October 26, 2020 |

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

Carmella R. Picone,  91, of Liberty Boro, passed away Sunday, October 25, 2020. She was born September 4, 1929 in Coraopolis and was the daughter of the late Clemente and Pauline (Cordi) DiGiandomenico. She was the wife of the late Arthur F. Picone. Carmella attended St. Michael Parish - St. Mark Church in Liberty Boro. She is survived by her daughters, Nancy (Nicholas) Ivkovich of Liberty Boro, and Darlene (Michael) Province of Parma, OH, son, Samuel Picone of Liberty, grandchildren, Kristi (Charles) McCutcheon, Dana (Jason) Seyerle and Samantha Picone, great-grandchildren, Ashley, Alyssa, Nicholas, Nina, Heaven, and Khyla, brothers, Joseph (Mary) DiGiandomenico and Guido (Lena) DiGiandomenico, sisters, Yolanda Zimage, Mary (Ed) Wisnesky, Josephine (Vincent) Lucci and Ana (Anthony) Lucci, and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by brothers, Victor and James DiGiandomenico, and sister, Phyliss DiVecchio. Private family visitation will be at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 1638 Lincoln Way, White Oak, (412) 672-6322 Troy J. Gilbert, Director.  Private Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Michael Parish - St. Mark Church, Liberty Boro.  Interment will follow at the Corpus Christi -St. Mary's German Cemetery. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 


Ronald James Egenlauf, Jr.

October 26, 2020 |

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

Ronald James Egenlauf, Jr., 38, of Glassport, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, October 24, 2020 . He was born June 1, 1982 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Ronald James Egenlauf, Sr.  and LaVerne V. (Chisco) Egenlauf of Glassport.  Ron was a cook and certified trainer at Buffalo Wild Wings, West Mifflin. Ron loved his wife and children and enjoyed hosting family get-togethers. He was an avid and life long Steelers fan, and bled black and gold. He also enjoyed fishing, barbeques and loved being surrounded by friends and family.

 
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Ellen E. Wykoff

October 26, 2020 |

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

Ellen E. Wykoff, 93, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, October 26, 2020 at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital.  She was born, August 21, 1927 in Bedford, IN, daughter of the late Thomas and Dorothy Dodd. Before retirement, Ellen was employed by Horne’s.  She was a member of the Second Ponce de Leon Church in Atlanta, GA.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Wykoff; son, Donald Wykoff Jr.; two grandsons; and two brothers, Thomas and Ralph Dodd of Bedford IN.  She is survived by her four sons, Philip and his wife, Georgene of Oxford, GA, Kent and friend, Lynne of Midlothian, VA, Mark and his wife, Christa of Jamestown, NC, Matthew and friend, Cindy of N. Huntingdon, PA; two sisters, Jennie Scott of Irwin, PA and Sue Ann Hillenburg and her husband, Garris of Bedford, IN; eight grandsons; one granddaughter; seven great-grandsons, six great-granddaughters; and one great-great-grandson.  Friends will be received from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, November 2nd at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  A funeral service to follow at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment in Long Run Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Gene C. Opfer

October 26, 2020 |

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

Gene C. Opfer, age 71, of Forward Twp., passed away on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at Allegheny General Hospital. He was a member of Bethesda United Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth. A former retail manager for Sam's Club and Dollar General, he opened the first Sam's Club in Pennsylvania in York. He was also a school bus driver for Pennsylvania Coach Lines. An avid car enthusiast, he enjoyed building and racing Volkswagens and was a member of the Mon Valley RC Club of Cedar Creek. He was also a history buff, especially of the Revolutionary and Civil wars. Born December 30, 1948 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Raymond F. and Elizabeth Opfer. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Patricia Opfer; daughter, Joy (Peter Larsen) Opfer of Pittsburgh; grandson, Otto Larsen; brothers, Raymond "Terry" (Cindy) Opfer of Forward Twp. and David  (Dorothy) Opfer of Washington; also, nieces and nephews. There is no visitation. A Celebration of Life will take place graveside at Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp., in the summer of 2021. In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family requests memorial contributions to the American Heart Association, Four Gateway Center, 444 Liberty Avenue, Suite 1300, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Doris May Larson

October 26, 2020 |

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

Doris May Larson, 85, of Versailles, passed away Saturday, October 25, 2020. She was born May 22, 1935 in Cochranton, and was the daughter of the late William Harry and Ann (Caldwell) Wecas. She was the wife of the late William Howard Larson, Sr., who passed away September 29, 2018. Doris began her career as a school teacher. She later worked for West Virginia University and the US Steel Clark Lab. She was a graduate of Thiel College and Carnegie Mellon University. She is survived by her son, William H. (Cheryl) Larson, Jr., of Versailles, daughters, Amy S. Larson of Lititz and Bess Ann (Thomas) Beaty of Cary, NC, sister, Grace Peterson of Cochranton,  grandchildren, Sarah Lynn (Andy) Krut and Elizabeth Ann Larson, great-grandson, Sullivan Krut and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Leslie, Harold "Raine", and Howard Kaufold, a sister, Ann Kaufold and step-sister, Myra Wecas . Friends are welcome Friday, October 30, 2020 from 9-11:30 am at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., Boston, Elizabeth Township.  Service will be held in the funeral home chapel, Friday at 11:30 am. The Rev. Andrew Harvey will officiate. Inurnment will follow at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 


Robert A. Ross

October 25, 2020 |

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

Robert Ross, 73, of North Huntingdon, passed away Saturday, October 24, 2020 at Redstone Highlands Greensburg.  He was born, February 15, 1947 in McKeesport, a son of the late William A. and Edith (Briggs) Ross.  Prior to his retirement, Bob was a plant manager for Koppers.  He enjoyed visiting casinos, playing cards, swimming and was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Cheryl Bowser Ross; brother, William A Ross Jr.; sisters, Nancy Minnicks and Helen Guthrie.  He is survived by his sons, Scot Ross (Lisa Laskowski) and Brent Ross and his fiancee, Samantha Lamison; and sister, Sally Kosco and her husband, Mike. Friends will be received from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  A funeral service will follow at 7 p.m.  Interment will take place at 10 a.m. on Thursday in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  PLEASE GO DIRECTLY TO THE CEMETERY.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Norwin Public Library in memory of Robert.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


James Anthony Dilmore

October 25, 2020 |

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

James Anthony Dilmore, 75, of White Oak, Pennsylvania died peacefully and surrounded by his family on October 22, 2020. He was born on March 10th, 1945 in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, the son of the late Francis and Edith (Forgie) Dilmore of Wilmerding, Pennsylvania. Jim graduated from the Ohio University in 1963 with a degree in mechanical engineering, and later earned master’s degrees in mechanical and industrial engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. He was employed by Westinghouse Electric Corporation for 35 years as a research engineer, manager, and director of business and proposal development. During his tenure at Westinghouse, he was awarded five United States patents. For the following ten years, he was an independent business consultant. Jim also spent 20 years helping build and run Braddock’s Trail Gallery with his wife. He served on the boards of the Wilmerding YMCA and the Boy Scouts of America’s East Valley Area Council.

 
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Frank J. Kovacs

October 24, 2020 |

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

Frank J. Kovacs, 83, of Rostraver Twp., formerly of West Mifflin, on October 24, 2020. He was a son of the late Frank and Rose (Kate) Kovacs. Frank was a retired journeyman electrician from US  Steel Homestead Works and Bechtel-Bettis, West Mifflin. He was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, Holy Name Church. He proudly served his country in the Army. Husband of Eleanor M. "Ellie" (Ivory) Kovacs for 59 years; father of Jeffrey (Darcy) Kovacs of McMurray, PA, Karen (Thomas) Westerlund of Presto, PA, and the late Rick Kovacs; grandfather of Maura (Joseph) Homerski and Bryan (Noelle) Westerlund, Connor, Collin, and Clare Kovacs; great-grandfather of Hunter and Callie Homerski and Lucy Westerlund; brother of Arnold Kovacs. Private family visitation will be held on Tuesday at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquense, 412-466-3300 where a Blessing Service will be held on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Name Church at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Holy Name Cemetery, West Mifflin with Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, or perform a random act of kindness.

 


Susan B. Spinosi

October 24, 2020 |

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

Susan B. Spinosi, age 62, of North Versailles, died at home on October 23, 2020, after a long battle with chronic kidney disease.  Born January 10, 1958, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of James Giles and Sally Rack, and the wife of Anthony Spinosi.

 
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Charles E. "Chas" Casturo

October 24, 2020 |

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

Charles "Chas" Emory Casturo, 81, of McKeesport, passed away Friday, October 23, 2020. He was born May 24, 1939 in Boston and was the son of the late Charles and Elizabeth (Barno) Casturo. He was a member of Dormition of the Holy Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox Church and McKeesport Presbyterian Church. He was also a member of F & AM Duquesne McKeesport Lodge and was a member and past president of the McKeesport Lions Club. Chas was a retired entrepreneur who started multiple businesses over the years including multiple service stations, Casturo Trucking and Salvage and Tri-C-Co. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Gail Ann (Crawford) Casturo, sons, Charles C. (Tina) Casturo of Elizabeth Township, Scott (Karen) Casturo of North Canton, OH, and Robert (Tracy) Casturo of Forward Township, brother, Donald J. (Judy) Casturo of Pittsburgh, sister, Marlene (Herb) Campbell of Sherman, TX, 14 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and nephews, Don (Tiffany) Casturo and Chris (Heather) Casturo. He was preceded in death by his brother, Kevin Casturo. Friends are welcome Monday, October 26, 2020 from 11 am to 1pm at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, Director.  Service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Monday at 1pm. Interment will follow at West Newton Cemetery. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 


Antonio ‘Tony” DiTano

October 23, 2020 |

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

Antonio ‘Tony” DiTano, 79, of North Versailles, died Thursday, October 22, 2020. He was born June 13, 1941 in Gamberale, Italy, the son of the late Ottavio and Maria (DiSalvo) DiTano. He is survived by his wife Josephine (DeLuca) DiTano, his sisters Olga, Silvana, and Miranda, also nieces and nephews.

 
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John Bradley Duvall

October 23, 2020 |

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

John Bradley Duvall, age 57, passed away on Thursday, October 22, 2020.  Born April 1, 1957 in Valparaiso, IN, he was a son of Terry (Atwater) Duvall of Port Vue and the late David L. Duvall.  A self-employed carpenter, Brad was a 1981 graduate of Elizabeth Forward High School and also attended Ohio University.  In his spare time, he loved to fish with his son.  Besides his mother, Brad is survived by his son Max Duvall of Swissvale and his brother Larry (Cheryl Miller) Duvall of Elizabeth Twp. 

 
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Russell Edward Carlson

October 23, 2020 |

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

Russell Edward Carlson, 81, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Thursday, October 22, 2020. He was born November 4, 1938 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Edward A. and Dorothy (Littlewood) Carlson. He was the husband of the late Sally (Morris) Carlson who passed away November 7, 2004. Russell was a manager at the former K-Mart in Belle Vernon and was a US Army Veteran. He had a passion and love for the game of golf. He is survived by his daughters, Paula Lynn Carlson of Rostraver and Lynn Ann (Nicholas Damis) Carlson of Steubenville, OH,  and son, Brad E. Carlson of Elizabeth Township.  He was preceded in death by faithful dog, Breeze. There is no visitation. Private graveside service with Military Honors will be held at Mount Vernon Cemetery in Elizabeth Township. Arrangements are by the 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

 


Charles J. Nemes, Jr.

October 23, 2020 |

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

Charles J. Nemes, Jr., age 53, of McKeesport, died October 9, 2020, at UPMC McKeesport. Born September 20, 1967, he was the son of the late Charles J. and Shirley (Dreer) Nemes, Sr.
Charles worked as an auto mechanic and loved working on cars.
Charles is survived by sister, Charlene Jefferson of McKeesport; brother, John Snyder of Altoona; many nieces and nephews.
Arrangements were entrusted to Willig Funeral Home & Crematory.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com.
Chris Odasso, owner

 


Kirk "Bubba" William Campbell

October 22, 2020 |

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

Kirk "Bubba" William Campbell,  54, of Greenock, formerly of Versailles, passed away Thursday, October 22, 2020 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born July 8, 1966 in McKeesport and was the son of Edward J. (Peggy) Campbell of Florida and the late Barbara L. "Babs" (Johnston) Campbell. Kirk was a Truck Driver for Waste Management and was a member of Teamsters Local 249. He was also a member of the former Boston Vol. Fire Co., and Versailles Vol. Fire Co. Kirk enjoyed hunting and riding his motorcycle and lawn tractor.

 
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Paul E. Friday

October 22, 2020 |

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

Paul E. Friday, age 92 of Jefferson Hills, passed away on Thursday, October 22, 2020.  Born September 1, 1928 in Clairton, he was a son of the late Frank and Margaret (Arendarchik) Piatek.  The last survivor of a long line of siblings, Paul was predeceased by brothers Matthew, Frank, Stephen, Joseph, Michael, and John and sisters Helen and Mary.  He was also preceded in death by his high school sweetheart and loving wife of 66 years, Gloria Catherine (McIntosh) Friday, who he married in 1949.  Paul worked for many years at U.S. Steel's Clairton Works and served his community of Jefferson Hills as a councilman.  In retirement, he enjoyed travelling -- making it to 42 of the 50 states -- working outdoors, and spending time with his family.  Paul is survived by his children David Friday, Pete (Somkid) Friday, and Marilyn (David) Neu; his grandchildren Jonathan (Margaret) Neu, Cristina, John and Peter Friday; his great-grandchildren Anthony, Alex, Madison, and Savannah Friday; and many nieces and nephews. 

 
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Patricia L. (Babiak) Novak

October 22, 2020 |

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

Patricia L. (Babiak) Novak, 74 of North Versailles, PA passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family October 17, 2020 following a courageous battle with cancer.

 
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Rosemarie Archibald

October 22, 2020 |

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

Rosemarie Archibald, age 82 of Squirrel Hill and formerly of Homestead and Coulter, passed away on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 in the Commons at Squirrel Hill in Pittsburgh.  Born March 17, 1938 in Coulter, she was a daughter of the late Paul Lincoln Archibald and Margaret (McDonald) Archibald Wiggand and sister of the late Walter Archibald, Mary Louise (Archibald) Vitale, John Wiggand and Fred Wiggand.  She is survived by her nieces and nephews, including Patty (Archibald) Walrath of North Huntingdon.

 
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Michael F. Krien

October 22, 2020 |

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

It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of Michael (Mike) Krien, age 73, of North Huntingdon.  He died Wednesday, October 21, 2020 surrounded by family.  Mike was born on June 14, 1947, the son of the late Martin F. and Vera M. Krien.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved daughter, Alison A. Krien.  He is survived by his loving wife, Dana E. Krien of 50 years, his two children, Melissa M. (Donald) Black and Matthew M, Krien, grandchildren, Katie, Ella and Carsten Black, and his brother Dennis (Susan) Krien, as well as several nieces and nephews.  Mike grew up in Clairton, graduated from Clairton High School and attended Duquesne University, prior to  enlisting in the US Air Force during the Vietnam War era.  Mike and his young bride Dana were stationed in England and Biloxi, MS where they had many adventures together, prior to moving to North Huntingdon.  Mike worked for US Steel and retired in 2014.  Mike loved music and everything cars, passions he shared with his daughter Alison.  A self-proclaimed chef, he was always creating new recipes that would end up becoming family favorites.  And there wasn't a November gone by that he wasn't itching to get to hunting camp for a week of card playing and deer hunting with his hunting buddies.  You could also find him at the shooting range with his son, Matt.  Most of all, Mike liked spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren and his brother Dennis and family and taking care of them in all ways possible, watching his grandkids in all their different endeavors, always their biggest fan, as well as hanging out with Luna, his favorite little shorkie.  Mike will be greatly missed by everyone that knew and loved him.  Friends will be received from 3-7 p.m. on Sunday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  A funeral service will take place on Monday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment to follow at Grandview Cemetery.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Paul M. Spurney

October 22, 2020 |

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

Paul M. Spurney, age 71, of Belle Vernon passed away Wednesday, October 7, 2020. He was born August 22, 1949 in Cleveland, OH to the late Paul M. and Portia (Robinson) Spurney. Luckily soon after that they decided to move to Pittsburgh so he would grow up supporting a real football team. Paul enjoyed telling stories to anyone who would listen, but his favorite story to share was how he met the love of his life, Darlene Thunell, at North Alleghney High School on ramp A. He would always say that he knew the second he saw that beautiful blonde that he knew he had to ask her out. After a few dates he convinced her to go to Junior Prom with him and the rest is history. Paul treasured time spent with his family; beach vacations at his favorite spot, Topsail Island; spending time with his kids and son-in-law deep sea fishing; coaching his daughter in fast pitch softball; and traveling whenever he got the chance. Paul is survived by his wife of 45 years, Darlene (Thunell) Spurney; daughter, Colleen (Derek) Brletich; son, Sean Spurney; brother, Steve Spurney; sister-in-law, Diane Spurney; and nieces, Megan and Lauren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Jack Spurney. Paul recently got to share in the amazing news that he was going to be a grandfather for the first time in March 2021. He was able to speak with his family about having a celebration of life filled with lots of love, laughs and smiles. To celebrate Paul’s life, he asked that family and friends gather during the gender reveal which will take place November 1, where Paul will be promoted to his first grandchild’s guardian angel. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Kaczka Obituary

October 22, 2020 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

   John A. Kaczka, 86, of Glassport died Oct. 20, 2020.  He is the son of the late Anthony and Antoinette (Kumiega) Kaczka.  He is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years Elizabeth "Betty" (Braun) Kaczka; children Connie (Sean) Slattery, Anthony Kaczka, Christine Scaglione and Mary (Dan) Romanelli; grandchildren Gabrielle Masten, Dylan Slattery, Joe Slattery, Harry Slattery, Anthony Kaczka, Zachery Kaczka, Cherese Wright, Candace Kammerdiener, Isaac Yuhas, Gus Yuhas and Jaiden Romanelli;great grandchildren Alina Masten, Keanu Hitaffer, Emma Grahm, Noni Kaczka and Zander Kaczka; sisters Stephanie Edmundson and Mildred Prejean;also many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded  in death by his son Francis Kaczka and several brothers and sisters.  John was a retired barber in Glassport for over 53 years, a member of Queen of the Rosary Parish, American Legion and the PNA and also served in the US Marine Corp.  The family would like to thank Amedsys Hospice, especially Pastor Larry, and the VA for their care and kindness given to John.  A private visitation and burial will be held.  Funeral arrangements by Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport.

 


Ann Zurich DiRado

October 21, 2020 |

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

Ann Zurich DiRado, 97, of North Huntingdon, passed away October 20, 2020 at Forbes Regional Hospital. She was born March 3, 1923 in Wilmerding, a daughter of the late John and Jessie Zurich. Prior to her retirement, Ann was a factory assembler for Westinghouse Electric with over 40 years of service. She was a member of St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church, Monroeville. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Emil DiRado; brothers, Stephen, Ed and Michael Zurich; and sister, Mildred Feals. She is survived by her sister, Mary Zurich; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends will be received from 12:30 - 1:00 p.m. on Friday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA. A funeral service to follow in the funeral home chapel. Interment in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church, 2110 Haymaker Road, Monroeville, PA 15146. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Charles Lester Bales

October 21, 2020 |

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

Charles Lester Bales,  82, of Versailles, passed away Monday, October 19, 2020. He was born April 15, 1938 in Versailles and was the son of the late John W. and Elizabeth (Radar) Bales. Charles was proprietor of a landscaping business.

 
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Ronald Lionel Peters

October 21, 2020 |

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

Ronald Lionel Peters, 91, of North Huntingdon Pennsylvania, passed peacefully at home surrounded by his loved ones on October 20, 2020.

Ron was born in Monessan, PA., to Ruth Faye and Leonard Field Peters on April 12, 1929. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy and managed many pharmacies over the years. Ron also served in Panama as a pharmacist.

He was a lifelong member of Christ United Methodist Church in McKeesport, PA. Ron was a jack of all trades. He was an avid writer, a talented landscaper, and a dedicated Pittsburgh Pirates fan. Most importantly, he was the foundation of strength and love for his family.

Ronald is preceded in death by his younger brothers Walter and Leonard Peters. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Lois Beswick Peters; 4 children Wendy (Keith) Staso, Lisa (Robert) Scheideman, Jeffrey (Patricia) Peters, and Holly (Joseph) Coghill; 10 grandchildren Tara and Leah Kristopaitis, Jonathan and Amanda Staso, Rebecca, Ethan and Evan Peters, Kendra Scheideman, and Courtney and McKenzie Coghill; and 3 great-grandchildren Roman, Monroe, and Nadea.

Donations in kind may be given to Christ United Methodist Church of McKeesport, 2880 Coulterville Road, McKeesport, PA  15131

The family of Ronald Peters would like to extend our sincerest appreciation to Pastor Sang and his wife Grace, and the Promise Care staff, for providing him comfort and care.  Services are private.  Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Jacqueline "Jackie" J. Ulokovic

October 21, 2020 |

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

Jacqueline "Jackie" J. Ulokovic, 65, of Homestead, died Oct. 16, 2020.  She is the daughter of the late John and Catherine "Sue" (Calnucci) Lesko.  Jackie is survived by her son Ryan Ulokovic; daughter Lydia (fiance Dorrell Colbert) Ulokovic; grandchildren JD Ulokovic, Jesse Grubb and Emma Grubb; siblings Deborah Ignat, Patricia (Dave Smith) Lesko, John (Judy) Lesko, Jr. and Joanne Holmes; also nieces and nephews.  Friends will be received at the Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne on Thurs. from 5 to 7.

 


James B. DeMark

October 21, 2020 |

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

James B. DeMark, age 74, of Ruffsdale, passed away Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at RNC Greensburg.  He was born May 25, 1946 in Jeannette, PA.  Jim was a laborer for OMNOVA Solutions in Jeannette and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his stepdaughter, Stephanie L. Long-Hall; brother, Ken; sister, Nancy; grandchild, Logan Dunn.  He is survived by his wife, Rhonda Yates DeMark; stepdaughter, Erin Long; grandchildren, Cameron, Riley, Peyton, Gavin, Ian and Kyiah.  Arrangements were made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  Donations may be made to family; The United Federal Credit Union, payable to Rhonda DeMark, 6610 Route 813, Mt. Pleasant, PA  15666.  shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Charles R. Ursiny

October 21, 2020 |

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

Charles R. Ursiny, age 97, of Coulter, died October 20, 2020, at home.  Born March 12, 1923, in Braddock, he was the son of the late John and Elizabeth (Shepherd) Ursiny and the loving husband of Erda (Reinhart) Ursiny for 73 years.

 
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Donald C. Luczak

October 20, 2020 |

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

Donald C. Luczak, 72, of Dravosburg, passed away on October 20, 2020 at home. Born in McKeesport on January 25, 1948, he was the son of the late Frank & Josephine (Romanek) Luczak. He was retired from Homeland Security as an Investigator. He loved gardening, trips to the Meadows, was an avid dog lover and enjoyed his fishpond. He is survived by his wife, Patricia (Whited) Hunt; children, Renee (Ken) Konias of Dravosburg, Dawn (Mike) Woods of Elizabeth, Twp., Denise Luczak of West Mifflin, Dennis (Kathy) Luczak of West Mifflin, George (Christy) Hunt of Baldwin, Anthony (Rachel) Hunt of Plum, Tracy (Gary) Hunt-Beayrd of Glassport, and Robert (Katy) Hunt of Swissvale; 11 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; sister, Judy (Eugene) Robbins of Dravosburg.  Visitation will be held on Monday, October 26, 2020 from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE,  15110, 412-466-3300, where a Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. Jim Condron officiating. Burial will follow in St. Hedwig Cemetery. 

 


Michele (Margie) Steinhauser

October 20, 2020 |

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

Michele (Margie) Steinhauser, 53 of Endwell, NY, passed away Sunday October 18, 2020 at Mercy House after a courageous battle with breast cancer. She was predeceased by her parents, Edward and Sylvia Margie. She is survived by her loving husband of 29 years, Kurt Steinhauser; two daughters, Sylvia and Sara Steinhauser; two canine companions, Jack and Samantha; also many cousins, nieces and nephews, and dear friends. She was a graduate of West Mifflin Pennsylvania Area High School; a graduate of Pennsylvania State University where she earned her BS in Nursing and later completed her master’s degree at the University of Maryland. She was a former Nurse Educator at The Johns Hopkins University Hospital and the University of South Carolina, Aiken. She was currently a Nursing Professor at the Decker School of Nursing at SUNY Binghamton University and taught clinical at UHS Wilson Hospital. She was an active member of the Church of the Holy Family in Endwell, where she enjoyed volunteering for various events and teaching religious education. Michele was a born leader, was committed to the Nursing profession and truly enjoyed providing training and direction to new nurses, whether it was in clinical procedure or just friendly personal advice.  Her students always said she was tough and never allowed for mediocrity, but it was to make them the best nurses they could possibly be.  She was an active member of the Pi Lambda Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, Honor Society of Nursing. Regardless of what she was involved in, she always utilized her organizational skills and liked to be in charge to ensure things went smoothly. She served as President of the Greater Binghamton Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association for 5 years, enjoyed being involved in many committees related to fund-raising and was recently the president of the Maine-Endwell Cheerleading Boosters. She was a dedicated wife, dance-Mom, cheer-Mom, Penn State fan, role-model and dear friend to everyone she encountered.  More importantly, she absolutely lived for her family and her daughters and nothing in this world was more important to her.  She will be forever in our hearts.

 
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Gladys Szymela

October 20, 2020 |

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

Gladys Szymela, age 93, of McKeesport, died October 19, 2020, at Mount Vernon of Elizabeth.  She was born February 10, 1927 in Brdov, Poland to Piotra and Eleonor Czyzewska. Gladys worked at McKeesport Hospital in Housekeeping for 25 years.  She also loved to exercise and would go to the gym and walk for hours.  She is survived by children, Victor (Vickey) Szymela and Helen (the late Dr. Harry) Lanazue; grandchildren, Andrew, Lorie, Victoria, Angela, and Leslie and nine great-grandchildren.  Arrangements were entrusted to Willig Funeral Home & Crematory.  Condolences and memories may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com.  Chris Odasso, Owner.

 


William R. Vaughn, Jr.

October 20, 2020 |

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

William R. Vaughn, Jr.,  88, of McKeesport, passed away Monday, October 19, 2020. He was born December 31, 1931 in Greenville, SC, and was the son of the late William R. Sr., and Sallie (Allen) Vaughn. He was a member of Park Baptist Church where he was a former Deacon. He was a US Army Veteran and had worked for Camp-Hill Industries and had previously worked for the former US Steel National Tube Works. William loved to golf and fish.

 
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Aloys G. Bongartz Jr.

October 20, 2020 |

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

Aloys G. Bongartz Jr., 73, of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday, October 15, 2020 in UPMC East Hospital.  He was born, July 25, 1947 in Pittsburgh, son of the late Aloys G. and Ruth Bongartz.  Prior to his retirement, Aloys was a steel worker for US Steel and a member of St. Agnes Parish.  He enjoyed participating in the renaissance fairs, woodworking and playing in a pool league.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine Izbicki.  He is survived by his son, John Bongartz and his wife, Sabrina; brother-in-law, Tim Izbicki; grandchildren, Nathaniel Cramer and Harley Bongartz.  Friends will be received from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, October 27 at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  A funeral service will take place at time to be announced.  Burial will take place at St. Mary's Polish Cemetery, McKeesport.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Florence (Nicora) Irwin

October 19, 2020 |

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

Florence (Nicora) Irwin, peacefully accepted the Lord’s hand for eternal life in the comforts of her home, surrounded by her loving family. Born in McKeesport, PA. on March 28, 1934, she was the proud daughter of the late Peter and Mary Nicora. Flo was a loving and caring wife and mother to her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

 
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Matthew T. Bauman

October 19, 2020 |

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

Matthew T. Bauman, age 36, of Port Vue, died at home on October 14, 2020.  Born August 16, 1984, in McKeesport, he was the son of Tom and Pam (Torbic) Bauman, and the loving husband of Samantha (Humanic) Bauman.  Matthew was a proud graduate of Penn State University, where he obtained his undergraduate degree in History Education.  After Penn State, he went on to Duquesne University, where he received his Master's Degree in Public History.

 
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Lois J. Zwiener

October 19, 2020 |

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

Lois J. Zwiener, age 96, of North Huntingdon, passed away Saturday, October 17, 2020 at home.  She was born June 6, 1924 in McKeesport, daughter of the late James and Anna A. (Dopcus) Kenders.  Lois was a graduate of McKeesport High School and later graduated from the Columbia Hospital School of Nursing (Cadet Nurse Corps).  She was a member of the former Christ United Presbyterian Church, presently New Hope Presbyterian Church, where she served as church deacon, assistant financial secretary, and longtime choir member.  Lois loved cooking, sewing, gardening, bowling, reading and playing games.

 
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Sherman David Howard III

October 19, 2020 |

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

Sherman David Howard III, age 50, of Elizabeth, passed away on Thursday, October 15, 2020. He graduated as valedictorian from Lompoc High School in 1987, went on to gain his private pilot’s license, and became a member of the Local Painters and Allied Trades Union No. 479. Sherman “Dave” had a love for cooking and was a true free spirit. He enjoyed life, hanging out with friends, loved music and was a true Grateful Dead fan. Dave loved his family and he adored his beautiful daughter, Zoey. He is survived by daughter, Zoey Vida; mother, Anna (Glenn) Kunig; father, Sherman David (Lynn) Howard, Jr.; brothers, Michael (Christie) Howard, Alex (Mackenzie) Kunig and Allen Rappuhn; sister, Tracy (Chris) Leigh; Zoey’s grandparents, Paul and Michelle Vida; Aunt Fran, Aunt Delores, Aunt Patty and Uncle Jimbo; also, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by the mother of his child, Christine Vida, who was the love of his life. A private ceremony will be held at the convenience of the family. Dave will be missed but never forgotten and he was loved by all! Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Regina K. Halley

October 19, 2020 |

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

Regina K. Halley, age 97, of Greensburg, formerly of Elizabeth Twp. and McKeesport, passed away on Thursday, October 15, 2020 at St. Anne Home in Greensburg. She was a member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth Twp. Born February 13, 1923 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Cecelia (Kalicicki) Klune and wife of the late Frank A. Halley. She is survived by daughter, Mary Ann Henderson of Moundsville, WV; grandson, Brian (Julie) Henderson of Columbus, OH; great-grandsons, Lucas and Zachary Henderson; niece, Sally Shaw Beatty of Wexford; nephew, Robert Shaw of Silver Spring, MD; several other nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by sister, Elinor Shaw. There is no visitation. Mass and burial are private. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Tyrelle Edward Bryant

October 19, 2020 |

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

Tyrelle Edward Bryant, born October 10, 2020 left this precious world on October 10, 2020.

 
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Ray Leonard Cornell

October 19, 2020 |

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

Ray Leonard Cornell, 82, of White Oak died Friday, October 16, 2020. Beloved husband of Laura M. (Fagley) Cornell. Loving father of Michael (Serena) Cornell , Richard (Leanne) Cornell, and Elizabeth (Rick) Huhn. Dear grandfather of Calvin, Ariel, Sarah, Trent, and Catherine. Brother of Patricia Scanlon and uncle of Roger and Ryan Scanlon.  Close cousin of Jean Hedderick, Kate Cornell, and Rob Cornell.

 
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Kenneth P. Steiner

October 18, 2020 |

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

Kenneth P. Steiner, 80, of West Mifflin, passed away on October 18, 2020, at home.

Born in Homestead, PA on August 31, 1940, he was the son of the late Jesse & Mildred (Richards) Steiner. Ken was a retired heavy equipment operator for West Mifflin Boro and was also retired from Spinello LTD. in Aliquippa, where he manufactured underground pipe.

He was a member of St. Joseph Church, Duquesne, of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish.

He enjoyed planting flowers, cutting grass and repairing clocks. Ken was a very talented wood carver; he carved a large carousel horse, a mountain lion and a 7 ft. Indian.

He also carved many Disney characters & clocks. He was called “Mr. Fix-It” because he could fix anything. Ken and his wife spent many hours riding on the bike trail in the area and Ohiopyle and enjoyed spending time at his cabin.

 
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Gerald L. "Jerry" Cimba, Sr.

October 18, 2020 |

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

Gerald L. "Jerry" Cimba, Sr., 67, of McKeesport, passed away Saturday, October 17, 2020. He was born September 30, 1953 in McKeesport and was the son of the late George and Shirley (Booth) Cimba.

 
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Vincent Decker

October 17, 2020 |

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

Vincent Decker, age 82 of North Huntingdon died October 16, 2020 at RNC in Greensburg. He was born February 7, 1938 in McKeesport, Pa., a son of the late Daniel and Leola Frick Decker. Prior to his retirement Vincent was employed by U.S. Steel where he taught electrical apprenticeship and also employed by Latrobe Steel. He enjoyed camping at Keystone Park with his family. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert and Harry Decker, one sister, Donna Decker.

 
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Harry Steven Davis

October 15, 2020 |

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

Harry Steven Davis, 64, was born on November 6, 1955, to the late Harry Morton and Fannie Dent Davis in Duquesne, PA. Harry passed away on October 9, 2020, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Tina Rodgers Davis, and siblings, William, Michael, and Harold Davis.  

Harry was affectionately known as “Stevie” and “Stevie Mort,” who graduated from Duquesne High School. He enjoyed spending his time with friends and family, especially his grandchildren.

Harry is survived by his son, Maurice Demery of Duquesne, PA; six grandchildren, Mariah Demery, Diamond Travillion, Trinity Miller, Maurice Demery, Jr., Daijeonna Short, Monique Demery; three sisters, Irene Sims of Bethel Park, Audrey Morton Weems of Pittsburgh, Virginia  Davis of Duquesne; brother, Edward Henderson of Aliquippa, Earl  Davis of Duquesne; uncle, George Dent of GA; nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

 
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George “Bud” R. McIndoe Jr.

October 15, 2020 |

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

George “Bud” R. McIndoe Jr., age 97, of Irwin, passed away Sunday, October 11, 2020. He was born August 23, 1923 in McKeesport, a son of the late George Sr. and Catherine McIndoe. He was a World War II veteran fighter pilot in the Army Air Corp and flew the P47 Thunderbolt airplane in 13 sorties over Germany as part of the 371st Fighter Group, 405 Squadron.

After returning from the war, he worked his entire career for Bettis Atomic Nuclear Power Plant where he was on the forefront of Ultrasonic testing of hairline cracks in stem generation tubes in nuclear submarines. Because of his work, he was requested to preform ultrasonic inspections aboard the Nautilus submarine and the USS Enterprise aircraft carrier. Before retiring, he received the Engineering Achievement Award for developing a unique ultrasonic testing device. He built his home on the family homestead in 1955 on Mosside Blvd in Monroeville next door to his mother "Teenie" McIndoe and his sister Jean Bendorf.

Bud and Audrey moved from Monroeville and lived in North Huntingdon from 1976.

 
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Phyllis Evelyn (Lucas) Farneth

October 15, 2020 |

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

Phyllis Evelyn (Lucas) Farneth, 93, of Greensburg, formerly of Plum Borough, died Wednesday, October 14, 2020, at the Greensburg campus of Redstone Highlands Senior Care. Phyllis was born September 18, 1927, in Coraopolis, Pa., the first of four children to Stanley and Lula Lucas. After growing up in Parnassus, Pa. and graduating from New Kensington High School, Phyllis worked as a stenographer and savings-and-loan associate. She married Robert Lester Farneth (“Bob”) in 1949 and together they had four children, living for over 50 years in a small community on Logan's Ferry Hill, Plum Borough, on land that had been in the Farneth family for generations. Phyllis was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in New Kensington, where she held various administrative posts, taught Sunday School, led women’s groups, founded and maintained the library, and sang alto in the choir for decades. Phyllis also served as a teacher’s aide and librarian at Logan’s Ferry Elementary School and worked for many years at the Care Enough card shop in New Kensington.

She enjoyed bridge club, sewing, reading, playing the piano, singing, and working puzzles of all kinds. After retirement the couple wintered in Florida and traveled around the country to attend reunions of Bob’s Marine Corps battalion. Phyllis was known for her gentle personality, support of her husband, children, and others in her sphere, and for her quiet diplomacy.

 
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Gary W. Thir

October 14, 2020 |

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

Gary W. Thir, age 68 of White Oak, died October 11, 2020, at UPMC McKeesport. Born December 10, 1951, in Wilkinsburg, he was the son of the late Walter and Marjorie (Glucs) Thir Robertson and the husband of Donna Thir.
Gary worked for UPMC Mercy in the Environmental Service Department. He enjoyed fishing in his free time.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Jaime (Matt) Horensky of Munhall and Erin Thir of White Oak; grandchildren, Tyler and Emily; siblings, Claudia (Rich) Beerbower of Export, Debby (George) Thir of New Alexandria and Danette Thir of Irwin; and step father, John Robertson.

 
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Regina Elizabeth Zobel

October 14, 2020 |

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

Regina Elizabeth Zobel, 92, of North Versailles, passed away Saturday, October 10, 2020. She was born March 1, 1928 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Charles and Christine (Freund) Haeckler. She was the wife of the late Andrew "Andy" Zobel who passed away May 13, 2020. In 1944 at age 16, Regina worked for the G. C. Murphy Co. Store # 1 in McKeesport as a Soda Fountain Girl. She graduated from McKeesport High School in 1946 and continued with Murphy's until 1963. She went back to Murphy's in 1978 and continued there until her retirement in 1988. She was an avid reader and enjoyed bowling, dancing, pie baking and playing cards with her neighborhood card club.

 
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Berton D. Overstake

October 14, 2020 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Obituary

Berton D. Overstake, 67, of Greensburg, passed away Saturday, October 10, 2020 at UPMC East, Monroeville. Born July 15, 1953 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Charles B. Overstake and Lucille (Kaufman) Overstake. Bert was a proud 1975 graduate of Penn State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.  While at Penn State, he became a manager for the Penn State Blue Band, which at the time was under the direction of the late Dr. James W. Dunlop.  Bert was proud to have worked with Dr. Dunlop and the Blue Band, and remained a fierce supporter of the Blue Band and all things Penn State.  He went on to attend the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, graduated in 1976 and became a licensed funeral director in 1977.

 
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Darrell M. Remp

October 14, 2020 |

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

Darrell M.  Remp, 73, of Port Vue, passed away Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at home.  He was born November 25, 1946 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Ernest S. and Julia (Barich) Remp.  Darrell was a member of Mary Mother of God- St. Patrick worship site and a member of the former Holy Trinity Church, where  he and his wife Janice, were married.  Family meant everything to Darrell.  He loved vacationing to the beach with his family , doing yard work and gardening with his grandson Zak and basketball with his granddaughter, Lyla. He was a Blues Brothers impersonator with the late Rick Lieberum and was also known for keeping the groundhogs out of his yard.

 
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Alice M. Moonis

October 14, 2020 |

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

Alice M. Moonis, age 70, of White Oak, died at home on October 11, 2020.  Born October 19, 1949, in Harrisburg, she was the daughter of the late Donald C. and Alice Mae (Polak) Burris and wife of the late Edward Moonis.  Alice worked at Baldock Health Care Center, now Transitions Health Care as a Nurse.  She loved to travel, especially on cruises.  A cruise was not complete unless it visited her favorite island in the Caribbean, Passion Island.  She loved to craft, and you could always find her creating something.

 
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Mary Kritikos

October 13, 2020 |

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

Mary Kritikos, age 96 of Versailles Boro died October 12, 2020 at Transitions Health Care. Born August 14, 1924 in Indiana Township, she was the daughter of the late Luigi and Carmella (DePaula) Santone and the wife of the late James Kritikos.

Mary worked for US Steel and Christy Park Works in her early years. She was a member of Mary Mother of God Parish. Mary was a former member of the Woman's Group Croatian Club #146 and the Friendship Club of McKeesport. She enjoyed chatting with her family and the residents in her apartment community and playing bingo. Her final wish was to tell her family how much she loved them.

 
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Alberta P. "Bertie" (Dodds) Cornish

October 13, 2020 |

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

Alberta P. "Bertie" (Dodds) Cornish, age 93 of Port Vue and formerly of Clairton, passed away at home on Monday, October 12, 2020.  Born June 21, 1927 in Elizabeth, she was a daughter of the late Victor and Pauline Alberta Dodds.  Bertie worked as a waitress for Blue Flame in Jefferson Hills and is a former member of the First United Methodist Church of Clairton.  She loved to square dance, play bingo, and will be remembered for being a friend to many.  Besides her parents, Alberta was preceded in death by her husband Eli Vincent Cornish, sons Donald and Robert Cornish, and eight siblings.  Alberta is survived by daughter Mari Jo (Mark) Johnston of Clairton; grandchildren Christopher (Alexis), Ashley, and Eric Johnston; and many nieces and nephews.  

 
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Anna Marie Zaurski

October 13, 2020 |

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

Anna Marie Zaurski, age 63 of Port Vue, passed away at home on Saturday, October 10, 2020.  Born March 22, 1957 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Ann Louise (Magdic) Zaurski.  A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, Anna Marie worked in the certificate department for PNC Bank in their headquarters in Pittsburgh.  She was a member of the former Sacred Heart Parish in McKeesport, the CFU Lodge #146 of Versailles, and the Pittsburgh Tamburitzans Club.  In her spare time, Anna Marie loved to read.  She is survived by her aunt Clara Stasko of Elizabeth Twp. and too many cousins to mention.

 
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Karen Malackany

October 13, 2020 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

Karen Malackany, 49, died Oct. 8, 2020. She was born Dec. 14, 1970, a daughter of the late Pauline (nee Belinsky and Michael Malackany. Dear sister of Michele (Steve) Rudolph, Paula (Don Frazier) Gilmer, Steve (Lisa) Malackany and the late Jeff Malackany.

Karen is also survived by her uncle, Bob Malackany and numerous nieces and nephews. Karen loved music and singing and especially dancing Polkas with her dad. She would light up the room with her infectious laugh and smile.

 
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Dorothy “Dolly” J. (Schano) Haraburda

October 13, 2020 |

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

 
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Brad Edward Czapor

October 12, 2020 |

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

Brad Edward Czapor, 33, of Pittsburgh, passed away Thursday October 8, 2020 at home. He was born June 30, 1987 in Pittsburgh and was the son of Gary Edward and Kathryn Suzanne (Gillis) Czapor of North Huntingdon. Brad was a graduate of Norwin High School class of 2005 and Carlow University class of 2009. He worked for Pepperidge Farms.  He loved music, was very creative and had a fantastically unique sense of humor with a smile that lit up a room.  Brad was a DJ and performed at many restaurants and bars in the area.

 
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Nancy Jane Kosanovic

October 12, 2020 |

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

Nancy Jane (Eseny) Kosanovic passed into eternal rest on Saturday, October 10, 2020.  She was born, February 27, 1939 in Homestead, PA, daughter of the late William Eseny and Elizabeth Uhrinyak.  Nancy graduated from Duquesne High School in 1956.  She was a homemaker, wife and mother. 

She enjoyed playing cards, Bingo and playing the lottery.  She was a member of the Penns Woods United Methodist Church and the Penns Woods Civic Association.

 
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Randall "Randy" D. Kildow

October 12, 2020 |

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

Randall "Randy" D. Kildow, 65, of Elizabeth Township, passed away at home on Saturday, October 10, 2020. He was born April 16, 1955 in McKeesport and was the son of Andrew D. Kildow of Baldwin and Janet L. (Whiteman) Frye of Greensburg.

 
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Peter D. Edwards, Jr.

October 12, 2020 |

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

Peter D. "PJ" Edwards, Jr., age 32, of Mt. Oliver, died October 9, 2020.  Born May 17, 1988, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of Peter (Lisa Naylor) Edwards, Sr., and Deborah (the late David Rayzor) Banks.  Peter was a graphic designer, creating many beautiful drawings and spray paint artwork.  His artistic talents led him to the music industry with an appearance in a music video and a track on an album.

 
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Patricia Jean Kamyk

October 12, 2020 |

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

Patricia Jean Kamyk, age 71, of McKeesport, died October 7, 2020, at UPMC McKeesport Hospital.  Born March 17, 1949, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Lucille (Pomaibe) Kamyk.

 
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Joseph Albert Cindrich

October 11, 2020 |

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

Joseph Albert Cindrich,  63, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Saturday, October 10, 2020 at home surrounded by his family. He was born July 1, 1957 in McKeesport and was the son of the late John and Catherine (Stephenson) Cindrich.

 
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Dolores R. Unnone

October 10, 2020 |

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

Dolores R. Unnone, age 89, of North Huntingdon died October 9, 2020 at Walden's View, North Huntingdon. She was born April 22, 1931 in Newell, Pa., a daughter of the late Alphonse and Asunta Bianchi. Dolores was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church. She was a crafter who also enjoyed decorating, cooking and baking.

 
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Margaret Louise Weishorn

October 10, 2020 |

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

Margaret Louise Weishorn, 69, of Jeannette, PA, passed away from natural causes on Friday, October 9, 2020. She was born in McKeesport, PA, on March 19, 1951 and is the daughter of the late John and Margaret Roger Burkhart, and is the wife of the Late Charles Weishorn and the late Paul Brant.

 
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Margaret Petruna

October 10, 2020 |

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

Margaret Petruna, age 91, of White Oak, died on Friday, October 9, 2020. She was born in Braddock on January 28, 1929 and is the daughter of the late George and Irene Bedlovitz Gimera. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Leonard J. Lewand who died on March 27, 1980 as well as her second husband, John Thomas Petruna, Jr. who died on October 16, 2017. She was employed by JC Penney's and Trans Tech. She was a Den Mother for the Cub Scouts, a member of the Christian Mothers Association at the Mary Mother of God Parish, and a member of the St. Agnes Parent Teacher Organization, and St. Mary's Czestochowa Rosary Society.

 
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Jamie S. Rogers, Sr.

October 09, 2020 |

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

Jamie S. Rogers, Sr., 52, of McKeesport, passed away on October 8, 2020. Born in McKeesport on September 24, 1968, he was the son of Patricia (Forsyth) Rogers of West Mifflin and the late Bernard Rogers. He was a truck driver for various companies. With Jamie's death, a little piece of each of us has died. He was a caring and compassionate man who would do anything for others. 

A natural-born speaker, Jamie would talk your ear off if you had a conversation with him, especially if your discussion centered on conspiracy theories! Jamie had a big heart and deeply loved his family and friends; there was not a friend or foe who he would not help out in a time of need. Although our hearts are heavy, we embrace that Jamie now joins our beloved dad and his treasured best fur friend Duke.

 

 
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Charolene L. Metzler

October 09, 2020 |

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

Charolene L. Metzler, age 92, of Lewis Center, OH, formerly of McKeesport, PA, died October 9, 2020, at Capri Gardens in Lewis Center, OH.  Born April 3, 1928, in McKeesport, PA, she was the daughter of the late George Frederick and Martha (Sloane) Heath, and the wife of the late Robert William Metzler.

 
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Roger Cosgrove

October 09, 2020 |

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

 

Roger Cosgrove was born February 18, 1937 in Cambridge, Ohio. The youngest of the late Russell and Irene Cosgrove. Roger grew up in Dravosburg before meeting his beloved wife of 62 years and residing in West Mifflin. He was retired from the US Steel Homestead Works and Monzacks Auto Service. In his free time he enjoyed crafting cars, buildings, and other items from cereal boxes that always impressed his family and friends. Roger is survived by his Wife Marney (Lucas) Cosgrove, his Daughters Tracy Decarlo and Kelly Linn, his Grandchildren Leeanne Carlucci and Bill Smollen to whom he raised, and his dog Clyde. Roger passed away peacefully knowing that his family was with him and will always remember the impact he left on all of there lives. He was 83. Per his wishes a private service will be held. ARRANGEMENTS BY TEICHART-GRACAN FUNERAL HOME.

 


David W. Hrezo

October 09, 2020 |

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

David W. Hrezo, age 73, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Thursday, October 8, 2020 at Jefferson Hospital. He retired as a craneman for U.S. Steel, Clairton Works. He was an Army veteran and a member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth Twp. Born June 15, 1947 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late John M. and Pauline (Ozbay) Hrezo and wife of the late Phoebie P. (Henry) Hrezo. He is survived by son, Jason Hrezo of Elizabeth Twp.; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; brother, Paul Hrezo of Elizabeth Twp.; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by brothers, John and Joseph Hrezo, and sisters-in-law, Sophia and Suzie Hrezo. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Monday, October 12, 2020 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. A Blessing will take place on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 10 AM in the funeral home with Rev. Thomas Wagner officiating. Burial will follow in St. Clare Cemetery, Clairton. 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. You may be asked to limit your visiting time so that all guests will have an opportunity to pay their respects. The family would like to express their understanding to those who are unable to attend due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Margaret M. "Meg" Keeney

October 09, 2020 |

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

Margaret M. “Meg” Keeney, age 68 of West Mifflin, passed away at home on Thursday, October 8, 2020.   Born March 3, 1952 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Raymond and Margaret (Hickey) Petersen.  A retired secretary for St. Clair Hospital, Meg is survived by her husband Ralph B. Keeney; her children Christopher Foster of Colorado Springs, CO, Jereme Foster of Pittsburgh, Brian Keeney of Elrama, and Janyce Keeney of St. Louis, MO; her siblings Mark (Beverly) Petersen of Cape Cod, MA, Lenna (Lenny) Milas of Bethel Park, and Teresa Bryson of South Fayette; and nieces and nephews.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother Patrick (Suzan) Petersen.  The family would like to give a special thanks to her nurses Malia and Roberta for their wonderful care. 

 
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William L. Spang

October 09, 2020 |

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

William L. Spang, age 75, of White Oak, died October 7, 2020, at Select Specialty Hospital.  Born September 6, 1945, in McKeesport, he was the
son of the late Anthony and Leona (Glaub) Spang and the husband of the
late Virginia (Gossman) Spang.

 
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Stewart M. Snyder

October 08, 2020 |

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

Stewart M. Snyder, age 84, of Irwin passed away Wednesday, October 7, 2020. He was born August 8, 1936 in McKeesport, a son of the late Clifford and Anna Snyder. He worked part-time for the last 8 years as a driver for Adesa Car Auctions in Hunker. He is survived by his wife Dorothy “Jean” Jeanne Snyder; step-son Charles Starner of Manhattan, New York; and his dogs Audi and Lexus.

 
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Regina Mae Shelpman

October 08, 2020 |

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

Regina Mae (Maharik) Shelpman, age 88, of Sarver, formerly of Forward Twp., passed away on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at Sarver Fairwinds Manor. She retired as the secretary in medical records at Jefferson Hospital. She was a former bus driver for the Elizabeth Forward School District and a former secretary for Westinghouse. Born July 3, 1932 in Port Vue, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Elizabeth (Ivan) Maharik and wife of the late Harold "Sonny" R. Shelpman Jr. She is survived by daughter, Lori A. (David) Mason of Sarver; grandchildren, Brian (Kristen) Mason, Melissa (Keith) Miller and Mikayla Mason; great-grandsons, Declan and Bryson Mason; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by sister, Betty Witkowski.

 
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William Maroadi

October 08, 2020 |

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

William Maroadi, 87, of North Huntingdon,  passed away Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at his home.  He was born December 21, 1932 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Mary Maroadi.  After his mother's passing he was raised by his grandmother Stella Maroadi and uncle, Tony Maroadi.  Bill was a veteran of the US Army having served during the Korean War Era and after serving his country, he founded Maroadi Transfer and Storage in 1967.  He was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, an avid golfer, enjoyed all kinds of music and sponsored the National Championship Slow Pitch Softball team and was inducted into the Hall of Fame.

 
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Dorothy M. Petrosky

October 07, 2020 |

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

Dorothy M. Petrosky, 90, of Duquesne died Wednesday October 7, 2020. She is the daughter of the late George and Mary Hromanik. She is survived by cousin and caretaker Jerry (Debbie) Kostelnik; sister-in-law Wynne Hromanik; niece Tracy Hromanik; nephew Paul Hromanik; great-nieces, nephews, and other cousins. Dorothy was a member of Christ Lutheran Church and the Duquesne Women's Club. Friends received Friday from 1-6pm at the Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne. A funeral service will be held Saturday 11am in the funeral home with Pastor John Gropp. Interment following Mckeesport-Versailles Cemetery.

 


Herbert W. Sayre

October 07, 2020 |

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

Herbert W. Sayre, age 97, of Washington, formerly of Liberty Boro, passed away on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at home. He retired after 45 years as a turbine engineer for U.S. Steel National Works. An Army veteran serving during World War II, he was a member of American Legion Post 361, Liberty Boro Vets, and the McKeesport Dartball League. Born September 6, 1923 in Dravosburg, he was a son of the late Phillip and Anna Belle (Davis) Sayre. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, JoAnn (McCorkle) Sayre; sons, Jeffrey W. (Laura) Sayre of South Strabane Twp. and Timothy B. Sayre of Brandon, FL; grandchildren, Cassie A. (Adam) Betzler and Corey W. Sayre; great-grandchild, Kendall K. Betzler; also, nieces. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Friday, October 9, 2020 from 6-8 PM. A prayer service will take place Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 10 AM in the funeral home. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. 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. You may be asked to limit your visiting time so that all guests will have an opportunity to pay their respects. The family would like to express their understanding to those who are unable to attend due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Florence B. Gaydos

October 07, 2020 |

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

Florence B. Gaydos, 94, of Pittsburgh, passed away Tuesday, October 6, 2020. She was born September 7, 1926 in Homestead and was the daughter of the late Feodore and Barbara (Zalupka) Harbacho.

 
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Wendy Sue (Roney) Greager

October 07, 2020 |

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

Wendy Sue (Roney) Greager, 53, of White Oak, passed away suddenly on October 5, 2020 in McKeesport Hospital.

 
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Hyacinth "Tootsie" P. Michalski

October 07, 2020 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Hyacinth "Tootsie" P. Michalski, 86, of Glassport died Oct. 7, 2020.  She is the daughter of the late Leo and Cecelia (Pryzwarthy) Michalski.  She is survived by her niece Renee (Tim) Zecchini; great nephew Anthony (Samantha) Zecchini; great niece Kristin (David) Hockenbroch; great great nephews Luca Zecchini and Ayden Hockenbroch; also other nieces.  Tootsie was a retired registered nurse for Braddock Hospital and was a member of Queen of the Rosary Parish.  Friends will be received at the Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport on Fri. from 6 to 8.  A funeral blessing will be held Sat. at 10:00 am in the funeral home with Father Wojcicki.

 


Andrew C. Yavorski

October 07, 2020 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Andrew C. Yavorski, 70, died Oct. 6, 2020.  He is the son of the late Andrew and Helen Yavorski.  Andrew is survived by his son Michael Yavorski; grandchildren Annistazia and Michael, Jr.; girlfriend Deborah Wright and brothers John and William Yavorski.  Andrew was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Glassport.  Funeral arrangements by Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport.

 


Dr. M. Bernard Keisler

October 06, 2020 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Dr. M. Bernard Keisler, 93, of Port Charlotte, FL, formerly of North Huntingdon, died Saturday October 3, 2020. He was born May 12, 1927 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Max and Olga (Hepps) Keisler and was also preceded in death by his wife Marilyn A. (Weiss) Keisler and a brother Morton Keisler.

Dr. Keisler was a retired optometrist having his own practice in Irwin for many years and then semi-retiring and joining Irwin Eye Care until full retirement from optometry. At the age of 50 he received his master’s in public administration and served on the Bureau of Mediation for the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry.

He served as a Pennsylvania independent arbitrator in his final years. He was a veteran of WWII serving with the U.S. Navy, a member of Gemilas Chesed Congregation, McKeesport, a former member of Norwin School District Board of Directors, a member of Shidle Lodge No. 601, F. & A.M., Irwin, a longtime member of the Irwin Lions Club, and a longtime voting poll worker.

 
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Martha “Marty” Smith Nagy

October 06, 2020 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Martha “Marty” Smith Nagy, 93, of Bethel Park, formerly of Elrama, passed away on Monday, October 5th, 2020 at Paramount Senior Living in Bethel Park. She was born in Coal Bluff, PA on February 23, 1927, to the late Victor and Margaret Sasovits Smith. She was the loving wife of the late John E. Nagy. Martha is survived by her sons, Terry (Marlene) Nagy, of Davie, FL, and James (Laura) Nagy, of Jefferson Hills, brother Paul (Dolores) Smith, of Finleyville, grandchildren; Jim, Matt, Kimmy, and Terra, and great-grandchildren; Autumn, Faith, Johnny, Lacey, Lukas, Sebastian, Rylin, Reagan and Ryan. In addition to her husband and parents, Martha was preceded in death by her grandson, T.J., and great-grandson, Christian. She was a member of the Boat Club in Elizabeth, enjoyed nature, walking, was a lover of animals, enjoyed feeding deer, and enjoyed gardening. Arrangements have been entrusted to S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th St, Clairton, PA 15025. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to The Alzheimer’s Association, c/o in memory of Martha Nagy, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


Richard McKennly Jones

October 06, 2020 |

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

Richard McKennly Jones, 58, of Duquesne, passed away on  September 30, 2020. He was the beloved son of Roberta Jones-Nichols and the late Richard Jones, Sr. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Katina James.   

Left to cherish his memories are his mother, Roberta Jones-Nichols; two sons, Richard and Davon Jones of McKeesport; one grandson, Brandon Jones; sister, Jewel Jamison of West Mifflin; brother, Glenn James of McKeesport; extended family and friends.

 
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Sheri Lynn Williams

October 05, 2020 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Sheri Lynn Williams, 51 of Elizabeth passed away on Sunday, October 4, 2020 at Jefferson Hospital. She was born in Pittsburgh on February 19, 1969 to the late Larry and Diane Barca Williams. She is survived by her daughter Jessica K. Buckery of Elizabeth, and brother, Jerry (Darlene) Williams of Pymatuning, and pets Midnight, Boots, Ivy, JiJi, Sugie, Panda, and Missy. Sheri is preceded in death by her parents Larry and Diane Williams. She was a member of the Elizabeth Volunteer Fire Company. Sheri was a diehard Steelers fan and liked to support the Penguins as well. She enjoyed spending time with the people she loved and was often the center of the conversation. She will be sadly missed by family and friends.

 
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Mary T. (Venturini) Smith

October 05, 2020 |

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

Mary T. (Venturini) Smith, age 70 of Liberty Borough, passed away at home on Saturday, October 3, 2020.  Born April 3, 1950 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Pio and Virginia (Banchig) Venturini.  A former employee of the County of Allegheny, Mary was a member of St. Eugene's Church in Liberty Borough.  In her spare time, Mary loved animals -- especially her dog Buttons -- spending time and the mountains, and collecting cookbooks.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Arleigh E. Smith, who passed away June 30, 2017, and her brothers Gino and Raymond Venturini.  Mary is survived by her brother Ciro (Irene) Venturini of White Oak and many nieces and nephews. 

 
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Gary Andrew Sostaric

October 04, 2020 |

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

Gary A. Sostaric, 62, of McKeesport, passed away Friday, October 2, 2020 at home. He was born October 4, 1957 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Andrew J. and Marie (Dorazio) Sostaric.

 
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Justin A. Sensenich

October 04, 2020 |

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

Justin Sensenich, 38, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, October 2, 2020.  He was born November 23, 1981 in Greensburg, a son of Dean and Joyce (Perrino) Sensenich.  Justin was the owner and operator of J&K Trading.  He was a graduate of Yough Sr. High School Class of 2000 and a member of Immaculate Conception Church, Irwin.  He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying fishing and riding quads.  He especially loved spending time with his children and going to the beach.  He is survived by his wife, Krista (Muir) Sensenich; children, Jacey, Lily and Kiley; mother and father-in-law, Patty and Frank Muir.  Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church with Fr. Roniel Duenas officiating.    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Sr. M. Celine Rachwal

October 04, 2020 |

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

Sr. Mary Celine Rachwal, age 89 of the Sisters of the Divine Redeemer of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Saturday, October 3, 2020 in UPMC McKeesport.  Born January 19, 1931 in Niebocko, Poland, she was a daughter of the late Anthony and Catherine (Kopczk) Rachwal.  A Professed Sister of the Divine Redeemer for 68 years, Sr. Celine received her BSE in elementary education and business education from Duquesne University, her MA in Administration and Secondary Education from the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, and her Magistrere in French Language and Civilization from the Sorbonne, Paris.   She worked as a high school French teacher for many years and served as treasurer for the Sisters of the Divine Redeemer.  In her spare time, Sr. Celine loved to garden, was an excellent seamstress, and enjoyed crocheting.   Sr. Celine is survived by her Sisters of the Divine Redeemer; her sister-in-law Ruth Rachwal; her nieces Valerie (Robert) Bolhouse, Diana (Gary) Skalski, Jenny (Walter) Jominy, and Cyndi (Philip) Roberge; and many grand-nieces and grand-nephews.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters Helen Coll and Sr. M. Adrienne Rachwal, S.D.R. and her brother Matthew Rachwal.  

 
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Marjorie (Kincaid) Gensler

October 04, 2020 |

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

Marjorie Frances (Kincaid) Gensler, 79, of North Versailles, passed away Friday, October 2, 2020. She was born March 15, 1941 in Pittsburgh and was the daughter of the late George and Florence (Johnston) Kincaid. She was the wife of the late Harry George "Butch" Gensler who passed away April 2, 2019.

 
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Wilma Youhouse Rasco

October 03, 2020 |

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

Wilma Youhouse Rasco passed away on October 2, 2020 at the age of 95. Born to the late John and Anna (Lazar) Youhouse on December 1, 1924, she was predeceased by her husband Michael, brother John Youhouse and sister Mildred Gaca.  She is survived by many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

     Aunt Wilma will be lovingly remembered, by all who knew her, as a kind, easily pleased and appreciative person and she will be missed by all.  Visitation will take place at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 412-466-3300, on Monday, October 5, 2020 from 4-6 p.m. and Tuesday, October 6, 2020 from 10-10:30 a.m. followed by a Blessing Service at 10:30 a.m. 

     A mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Trinity Church, West Mifflin on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow in Holy Trinity Cemetery.

     Memorial donations may be made to Holy Trinity Church of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish or the charity of one’s choice.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions, visitation will be limited to 25 people in the funeral home at one time and masks must be worn

 


Marguerite M. (Snyder) Oeler

October 03, 2020 |

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

Marguerite M. (Snyder) Oeler age 94, of West Mifflin, formerly of Duquesne, passed away on October 2, 2020, at Paramount Senior Living in Bethel Park. Born on May 14, 1926, in West Mifflin, she was the daughter of the late Leo and Anna (Andres) Snyder. She was a former employee of U.S. Steel-Duquesne Works, where she worked as a stenographer, a member of St. Agnes Church, West Mifflin of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, and a lifetime member of the former St. Joseph Christian Mothers & Guild.  She enjoyed crocheting and baking and was lovingly called the “operations manager” of the entire Oeler family. Beloved wife of 67 years to the late Thomas A. Oeler, she is survived by children Marguerite Jean “Peggy” (Thomas) Smith of West Mifflin, Thomas Paul (Crystal) Oeler of Spotsylvania, VA, Karl G. (Cindy) Oeler of Tampa, FL, Yvonne L. (Gary Foore) Ryder of West Mifflin, John Daniel (Patricia) Oeler of Elizabeth and Matthew Leo (Lisa) Oeler of Jefferson Hills; 29 Grandchildren; 30 Great Grandchildren and Nieces & Nephews. She was predeceased by brothers and sisters Virginia Beveridge, Ruth A. Oxford, Elizabeth Jean “Betty Jean” Judy, Anna Marie Donaldson, Regis B. Snyder, Bernadette Zabelsky, Kenneth L. Snyder and Leo W. Snyder. Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 4, 2020 from 2-8 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 412-466-3300, where a Blessing Service will be held on Monday, October 5, 2020 at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Agnes Church, West Mifflin, with the Rev. Dan Sweeney officiating. Private family burial will be held at St. Agnes Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Blind & Visual Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh, 1816 Locust St., Pittsburgh, PA 15219, www.BVRSPittsburgh.org Due to COVID-19 restrictions, visitation will be limited to 25 people in the funeral home at one time and masks must be 

 


Carol Louise Bollinger (Cochran)

October 03, 2020 |

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

Carol Louise Bollinger (Cochran) passed away Friday, October 2, 2020 at the age of 72 in Woodhaven Care Center. She was born October 24, 1947 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Alvin and Jeanine Bonosky Cochran. She is preceded in death by her sister, Cathy Prunty (Cochran). She is survived by her children, Jennifer Fidei, Matthew Bollinger, and Amanda Frischkorn her grandchildren, Genevieve and Emily Fidei. Bailey Chunik, Alana and Cameron Frischkorn, former husband Craig Bollinger. Brothers Robert and Richard Cochran and sister Connie Matisic.  Carol was the most loving, caring, compassionate, funny woman you could have met.

 
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Jaye E. Campbell

October 02, 2020 |

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

Jaye E. Campbell, 83, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Friday, October 2, 2020 at home. He was born July 24, 1937 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Hector A. Campbell and the late Mary (Ward) and Joseph "Smokey" Minyon. He was the husband of the late Rosemary (Varasse) Campbell who passed away February 26, 2014. Jaye was a retired Accountant. He worked for the Gateway Clipper Co., the former Potter-McCune Company and MODE, Inc. He was a graduate of Robert Morris University and was a US Navy Veteran.

 
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Lois Adams

October 02, 2020 |

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

Lois (Milton) Adams, 96, of Greenock, passed away Thursday, October 1, 2020. She was born August 27, 1924 in Delray Beach, FL, and was the daughter of the late J. Nathaniel and Ora (Muse) Milton. She was the wife of the late Robert T. Adams who passed away August 28, 2005. Lois was a member of the Greenock United Methodist Church, and had worked for the US Government Office of Price Administration and the former Copperweld Steel Co. She was a graduate of Glassport High School. 

 
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Ralph T. Miller

October 02, 2020 |

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

Ralph T. Miller, age 90, of Boston, PA, died September 30, 2020, at Canterbury Place of Lawrenceville. Born April 22, 1930, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late William Robert and Agnes L. (Reitz) Miller and the husband of the late Carol J. (Owens) Miller.

 
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Timothy N. Turner

October 02, 2020 |

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

Timothy N. Turner, age 70 of North Huntingdon died October 1, 2020 at Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville. He was born September 1, 1950 in McKeesport, Pa., a son of the late John and Louise Tauber Turner. He was employed as a Quality Manager by WHEMCO. He was an avid hunter and fisherman who enjoyed family vacations at the beach and Geneva on the Lake and cherished family time at Wrestling Bear Lodge, High Point Lake, in Somerset.

 
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Betsy Lynn Walters

October 02, 2020 |

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

Betsy Lynn Walters, 72, of McKeesport, PA, died Friday, September 25, 2020. She was born in McKeesport, PA, on Wednesday, July 14th, 1948 and is the daughter of the late Frank J. and Audrey L. Roth Walters.

 
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Donald A. "Donnie" Hodge

October 01, 2020 |

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

Donald A. "Donnie" Hodge, age 64, of Greenock, died September 29, 2020, at Forbes Hospital. Born July 20, 1956, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Donald Hodge and Lucille (Salvi) Hodge and the husband of Nadine (Lundberg) Hodge.

 
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Yvonne Moore Savage

October 01, 2020 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

On October 1st, 2020, God called home Yvonne Moore Savage. She was born on August 10th, 1963, in Homestead to Edith Filius Moore and the late Bruce K. Moore.  She was a beloved mother, wife, daughter, grandma “GG”, sister, and friend. She leaves behind lots of loved ones. She was the loving wife of thirty-two years to Dave Savage. She is survived by her husband Dave Savage of North Huntingdon, her three children Kelli Pastore of Glassport, Kevin Savage of New Stanton, and David Savage of Port Vue, her mother Edith Filius Moore of North Huntingdon, her sister Denise Zetler of North Huntingdon, brother Joe Moore of Irwin, and her grandchildren Niya, Raylynn, Serenity, Saveana, Santino, Alaya, Harley, and Misha, and another one on the way, loving dog Jax, and many nieces and nephews. Yvonne was preceded in death by her father Bruce K. Moore. She enjoyed cooking and cleaning. Yvonne has a lot of people who loves her. She was a dear friend to all. Family and friends will be received on Sunday October 4th from 2-6 at I.M FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 203 4th St, Dravosburg, PA 15034. A service will take place at the funeral home on Sunday, October 4th at 6:00 pm presided by Jeffery Conn, of Dravosburg United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to funeral home to defray costs. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


Bonnie L. Bernadowski

October 01, 2020 |

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

Bonnie L. Bernadowski, 73, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital.  She was born December 29, 1946 in McKeesport, a daughter of Sarah (Ferrari) Allen and the late Robert Allen.  Prior to her retirement, Bonnie was a clerk for Rite Aid Pharmacy and was a member of the New Hope Presbyterian Church.  She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, who she dearly loved, and watching Jeopardy.  She is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, John J. Bernadowski; son, Brian Bernadowski and his wife, Carriann; daughters, Terri Kundrat and her husband, George, Melanie Daugherty and her husband, Larry; brother, Dean (Pam) Allen, Bob (Bonnie) Allen; grandchildren, Megan, Max and Liam.  Services are private for family members only.  Arrangements were made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  Donations may be made to New Hope Presbyterian Church, 12727 Lincoln Way, North Huntingdon, in memory of Bonnie.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 

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