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Harry "Butch" Slick

June 30, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

Harry "Butch" Slick, 75, of North Versailles Twp. died June 26, 2021, peacefully at home, surrounded by his family.

Born May 11, 1946 in Rankin, PA, he was the son of the late Irene Slick and George Blazevich. Beloved brother of Marie Cindric and the late Eugene(Corinne) Slick. Beloved husband of Jacqueline Smith. Loving father of Laurie Rudolf, James, David (Kimberly), Jennifer & Jason Slick. Grandfather of Jason, Allen, Chris & Ambrosia. Great Grandfather of Mya and Declan. He is also survived by wonderful nieces and nephews: Terri, Debbi, Tracey, Jeff, Jim, Ani, Michelle (Mendenhall) and Billy, and Gina Slick along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Also leaves behind Aunt Rita Caruso and Aunt Loretta Slick, brother in laws: Fred Sr. (Jo Ann) and Paul (Peggy) Smith and sister in laws: Elsie Clark and Jo Ann Cavrak.

 
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Barbara A. Strucker

June 30, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Obituary

Barbara A. Strucker, age 84, of Port Vue passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 27, 2021.

Beloved wife of 61 years to John R. Strucker; loving mother of Denice and David Pazuchanics; devoted Grammie of Alexander and Michelle Pazuchanics and Nicholas Pazuchanics; daughter of the late George and Mildred Beck; sister of Paul (Evelyn) Beck, Helen (Ray) Brown, Jay (Cynthia) Beck and the late Marie (Fred) Wilson, Joe (Joan) Beck, Bill (survived by Emma) Beck, Ruth (Joe) Lucas, Rosemae (Jack) Bowers, Angie (survived by Bill) Doherty, George Beck, Bruce (survived by Janet) Beck and Anna Marie (John) Wheeler.  Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and their families. 

Barbara was honored to be a graduate of St Francis nursing school in Bloomfield. She worked as a registered nurse at McKeesport Hospital for over 30 years, in both the Behavior Health Unit and then as a medical surgical nurse.  She was an avid supporter of the Port Vue Athletic Association - cheering on her husband's beloved Blue Rock teams, working in the concession stand, or coaching her own girls softball teams. The community of friends that formed there became her extended family. Barb became a professional fan of her grandchildren. She was thrilled to watch many live performances, concerts and high school musicals, and tried to not miss any of them. She watched many soccer, volleyball and basketball games as well, not exactly a quiet fan - she was especially helpful if a referee missed a call. In recent years, Barbara most loved spending time with her family. She taught all of us the value of friendships and being passionate about your beliefs. She was generous with her time and talents to many local organizations, and always available to anyone who needed her. Her sense of humor and colorful language will be greatly missed by those who loved and knew her.

 
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Harry G. Miller

June 30, 2021 |

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

  

Harry G. Miller, 78, of West Mifflin, died June 29, 2021.  He is the son of the late John and Mildred Miller and beloved husband of the late Marie (Gorscak) Miller.  He is survived by his daughter Tina Gabrielcik; son Michael Miller, grandchildren Kimberly and Joey Gabrielcik; sisters Patricia Lucas, Laura DeBor, Kaye Timko, Sister Bridget Miller and Rita Wise; brother Joseph Miller; also nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by brothers Jack Miller and James Miller. Harry was a retired material controller for Bombardier; a member of Christ the Light of the World Parish; attended Catholic Seminary High Schools in Michigan, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania; and he attended Duquesne University until enlisting in the U.S. Army where he served in the Vietnam War. Friends received Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne on Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8.  A funeral mass will be held Sat. 10:00 am at Holy Name Church.  Interment following St. Joseph Cemetery, West Mifflin.

 


Andrea Feeser

June 30, 2021 |

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

Andrea Feeser, age 57, of Oberseld, Germany, gained her wings on April 19, 2021, to be with her Dad, Brother and Grandparents. Born July 7, 1963, she was the daughter of Rita Feeser of Oberseld, Germany and the late Artur Feeser. She will be lovingly remembered by her mother; daughter, Sabrina Fusari and her husband; her grandchildren, Alexandro Fusari and Santino Fusari; her sister, Gaby Solomon of White Oak, her nieces, Nicole and Starr, and their father, Skip; and her great niece and great nephews. Andrea will always have a special place in our heart…We love you and will miss you always. A Memorial Visitation will be held on Friday, July 9, 2021, from 7-8 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 15110, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER, SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER, FUNERAL DIRECTOR, where a Memorial Service will be held at 8 p.m. with Rev. Judi Slater, officiating. Schutzengala komm mach mich fromm das ich in den Himmel komm auf die höechste Spitzen wo die Englein sitzen!!!!Amen.

 


Louis L. "Lou-eye" Durka

June 30, 2021 |

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

Louis L. "Lou-eye" Durka, age 73, of Belle Vernon, formerly of Irwin died June 28, 2021 at the Grove, North Huntingdon. He was born May 16, 1948 in Belle Vernon, a son of the late James and Dorothy Durka. Lou was the owner of Custom Concrete. He enjoyed spending time with his family, gardening, canning, doing concrete work, old western movies, his truck, Old Milwaukee beer ( non-alcoholic). Lou-eye was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Paul and James Durka. He is survived by his beloved wife, Kim Eddy Durka, one son, Nathan Durka (Mark), his daughter, Miranda Ohl Durka, sister, Sandra Campaino, A private memorial service will be held at a later date. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Janice K. Bartko

June 30, 2021 |

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

Janice K. Bartko, age 65, of McKeesport, died June 25, 2021, at home. Born November 20, 1955, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late John E. and Janet C. (Lewis) Glos.
Janice worked for the University of Pittsburgh in the payroll and benefits department. She graduated from South Allegheny High School and continued on to get an Associate's Degree from CCAC.
Janice was an animal lover. She especially enjoyed spending time with her granddaughter, Penelope.

 
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Gordon S. Carter

June 30, 2021 |

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

Gordon S. Carter, age 89, of McKeesport, died June 22, 2021, at UPMC McKeesport Hospital.  Born January 7, 1932, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Wayne and Elizabeth (Sari) Carter.  Gordon graduated from McKeesport Technical High School in 1949 and then enlisted in the Navy that August.  He would receive his training at Naval Station Great Lakes in Illinois as a Fire Control Technician.  While on active duty, he served aboard the USS Hector (AR-7), USS Owen (DD-536) and participated in the Battle of Inchon.

 
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Kurt R. Bills

June 29, 2021 |

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

Kurt R. Bills, age 34, of White Oak, died June 28, 2021, at McKeesport Hospital. Born September 16, 1986, in McKeesport, he was the son of Joseph and Janet (Bills) Grudowski.

 
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James "Jim" L. Petro

June 29, 2021 |

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

James "Jim" L. Petro, 84, of Leesburg FL, formerly of McKeesport, passed away Monday, June 28, 2021. He was born August 9, 1936 in McKeesport and was the son of the late John and  Margaret (Bugan) Petro. Jim is an Army Veteran and served in Germany during the Berlin crisis. He was a proprietor of Premco, Inc., a machine shop in Christy Park before retiring to Florida. He coached the St. Angela Bruins boys and girls basketball teams, taking his teams to multiple section and diocesan championships. He was a member of the St. Angela Merici Parish, the White Oak American Legion Post 701, and was the Secretary of Premco Golf League.

 
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Ronald G. Lovrich Sr.

June 29, 2021 |

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

Ronald G. Lovrich Sr., age 87, of Forward Twp., passed away on Monday, June 28, 2021 at Jefferson Hospital. An Army veteran, he was self-employed at Rondell Coal Co. in Forward Twp. and was a workaholic until the day he died. Born May 6, 1934 in Monongahela, he was a son of the late Nickolas and Stella (Schuse) Lovric and husband of the late Loretta Jean (Rusnak) Lovrich. He is survived by children, Ronald G. (Tracy) Lovrich Jr. of Forward Twp., Rhonda (Kevin) Blazer of Forward Twp. and Laura (John) Beluschak of Fredricktown; and grandson, Nickolas Lovrich of Forward Twp. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by siblings, Mildred Isaac and Nicklas Lovrick. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Thursday, July 1, 2021 from 4-8 PM. A funeral service will take place on Friday, July 2, 2021 at 10 AM in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jude Urso officiating. Burial will follow in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, University Drive - C, Pittsburgh, PA 15240, ATTENTION VOLUNTARY SERVICES; in memo line put In Memory of Ronald G. Lovrich Sr. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Alonzo L. Brown, Jr.

June 29, 2021 |

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

Alonzo L. Brown, Jr. 87, was born and raised in McKeesport, Pennsylvania. He entered this world on October 23, 1933, in McKeesport, PA. He was the beloved son to Alonzo L. and Minnie (Casen) Brown, departed this life on June 24, 2021, at home.

Alonzo attended the Mckeesport Area High School and graduated in 1951. Upon graduation, he would enlist and serve in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. After receiving an honorable discharge he would later reenlist in the Naval reserves.

Alonzo worked at USS Steel, National Tube Works and Mon Yough Community Services where he retired at the age of 80. He was a member of the American Legion and Post 0666. Alonzo was also a lifetime member of St. Paul AME Church. He served as a member of the Trustee Board and the Senior Usher board. Alonzo loved his family and being with his family. He enjoyed traveling with his wife, family vacations and attending the Brown-Gregory family reunions.

After retiring, Alonzo could often be seen driving his red truck and visiting with his friends at the “Coffee Shop”.  He would leave early in the morning but was always home for lunch. In the evenings at home, he enjoyed watching the Travel Channel, The Antique Road Show and National Geographic. He instilled in his children an excellent work ethic. He taught them to underpromise and overdeliver.

 
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Kathleen M. Bartges

June 29, 2021 |

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

Kathleen M. Bartges, 73, of North Versailles Twp. died Monday June 21, 2021, after a courageous battle with kidney failure.  Daughter of the late William and Lillian (Todd) Spencer.  Beloved wife of 54 years to Terence Bartges.  Loving mother of Terry (Corrie) Bartges and Matt (Gay) Bartges.  Dear grandmother of Cameron and also 9 other grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.  Sister of Kenneth (Patricia) Spencer and the late Cheryl (Pete) Day.  Sister-in-law of Diane (Owen Hahn) Bartges Tyson.  Aunt of Cheryl (Chris) Day Moreland and Karla (Marissa Albert) Tyson. Many loving neighbors and her special friend with whom she worked and camped with Jane McKnight.  Terence and Kathleen begin their life together after meeting at Kennywood.  Kathleen loved spending time at their camp in Cochranton, PA, fishing, dancing, and going to Flea Markets.

 
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Michael Anthony Caudill

June 28, 2021 |

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

Michael Anthony Caudill, better known as "Opey" or Mikey C", 28, of Hollywood, FL, formerly of McKeesport, was called home Tuesday, June 22, 2021. He was born during a tretcherous snow storm on March 11, 1993 in McKeesport and was the son of Caroline Marie Caudill of Pittsburgh. Michael made his way into the world and into the hearts of so many.

 
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Earl S. Farmer

June 28, 2021 |

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

Earl S. Farmer, 95, of North Huntingdon, passed away Sunday, June 27, 2021 at Walden's View, N. Huntingdon.  He was born September 21, 1925 in Collier, PA, a son of the late Charles and Mabel Murphy Smith. Earl was a fan of FOX News. He enjoyed polka dancing, gardening, played the button box accordion and was a dog lover. He served our country during WWII with the U.S. Marine Corps, was a Purple Heart recipient and earned a commemorate unit citation for his service. He was preceded in death by one brother, Charles Smith and one sister Eleanor Aker (Chuck).  He is survived by his son, Barry Farmer and his wife, Sandy; daughter, Lori Cimino; four grandchildren, Aaron and Nick Cimino, Matthew and Tyler Farmer one sister, Linda Stokes ( James) and a longtime friend Mike Matievich.  Friends will be received from 2-8 p.m. Thursday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  A funeral service will be held on Friday 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment to follow in Crossroads Cemetery, Monroeville.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com. Memorials may be made to Animal Friends in Youngwood.

 
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Richard Poplawski

June 28, 2021 |

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

Richard Poplawski, age 67, of North Versailles, passed away on Friday, June 25, 2021. Born in Pittsburgh on November 20, 1953, he was the son of the late Alvin Poplawski and Eleanor Moran Rusnak. He is survived by his partner, Shauna Whipple of North Versailles; children, Aaron (Chloe) Whipple of Verona, Lindsey (John) Quear of Irwin and Kyle (Sam) Whipple of North Versailles; grandchildren, Cam and Millie; brother, Raymond (Elaine) Poplawski of Monroeville; aunt, Millie Moran of West Homestead and uncle, Eddie Moran of Muncie, IN; nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 15110, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER, SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER, FUNERAL DIRECTOR. Funeral service will take place at the Funeral Home on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, at 11:00 a.m., with Rev. Robert Seeman officiating. Interment will follow at St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cemetery, West Mifflin.

 


Robert "Bob" P. Hanicak

June 28, 2021 |

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

Robert "Bob" P. Hanicak, 67, of White Oak, passed away Friday, June 25, 2021 at Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville.  He was born March 14, 1954 in Wilkinsburg, a son of the late John and Rose Marie Kaftanich Hanicak.  Prior to his retirement, Robert was a maintenance worker for Boyce College.  He was a volunteer fireman for Rainbow VFD with 25 years of service and belonged to many social clubs.  He is survived by his brothers, Donald (Nancy), Ken (Robin), Jay (Julie); sister, Karen (William) Foster; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Friends will be received from 3-7 p.m. on Monday, July 5th at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  A funeral service will take place on Tuesday, July 6th at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Rainbow Fire Department in Bobby’s name.  Private interment in Visitation Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant, PA.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Kelly A. Estok

June 27, 2021 |

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

Kelly A. Estok, age 60, of Duquesne, formerly of McKeesport, died Saturday, June 26, 2021. She was born in McKeesport on May 22, 1961 and is the daughter of Suellen Lotz of Tampa, Florida and the late Andrew Bartko, Sr.

 
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Ruth E. Hershey

June 27, 2021 |

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

Ruth E. Hershey, 96, of North Huntingdon, passed away Saturday, June 26, 2021 at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital.  She was born April 27, 1925 in Clairton, a daughter of the late Richard and Bertha (Stevens) Stokes.  Before Ruth was married she was a secretary for Westinghouse in East Pittsburgh and a member of the Westinghouse Chorus.  After she was married she became an Avon consultant for many years.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George Hershey, infant sister, Jean Doris Stokes, and brother, Richard Stokes.  She is survived by her son, Thomas Hershey and his wife, Joanne; daughter, Virginia Toretti and her husband, Richard; sister, Janet Dvorznak; grandchildren, Shelley (Phillip) Surgent, Scott Toretti, Sara (James) Wadsworth, Tara (Steven) Saunders, Ryan Hershey; great-grandchildren, Charles and Elizabeth Saunders and Abby and Emma Wadsworth.  Friends will be received on Tuesday from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  A funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment to follow in Mt. Vernon Cemetery.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Patricia A. Wheaton

June 26, 2021 |

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

Patricia A. Wheaton, 73, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, June 25, 2021 at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital.  She was born September 30, 1947 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late John and Olga (Petrosko) Lazar.  Prior to her retirement, Patricia was a welfare caseworker for the state of Pennsylvania.  She enjoyed golfing, gardening, spending time with her grandchildren and always giving of herself to others especially family and friends.  She is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, Claude Wheaton; daughter, Jennifer James and her husband, Richard; son, Tom Wheaton and his wife, Kara;  identical twin sister, Pauline (Jim) Saxman, sister, Mary Ann (Joe) Hart; brother, John (Cindy) Lazar; grandchildren, Gage, Gunner and Grady; and her beloved Yorkie, Maggie.  Friends will be received from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. on Monday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  A funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment to follow in Irwin Union Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pet Adoption League / Adopt A Pet - Yukon, PA,  www.petadoptionleague.org.   www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Louise E. Kemble

June 25, 2021 |

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

Louise E. Kemble, 90, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, June 25, 2021 at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital.  She was born September 21, 1930 in Wilmerding, daughter of the late Louis E. and Grace (Boyd) Brown.  Louise was a member of First United Methodist Church of Irwin.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Kemble, granddaughter, Amanda Yourick, and brothers, John and Edward Brown.  She is survived by her son, Louis R. Kemble and his wife, Patricia; daughter, Debra K. Marino and her husband, David; grandchildren, Lori Kemble, Lindsay (Daniel) Easly, Andrew Yourick and Josh (Rebecca) Marino; great-grandchildren, Avery Easly and Penny Marino.  Friends will be received from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  A funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment to follow in Irwin Union Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Irwin.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Kenneth Hoetzlein

June 25, 2021 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Kenneth Robert Hoetzlein, 62 of Monongahela, passed away on June 22, 2021, at home. He was born in Pittsburgh to Ora Mae Cogswell Hoetzlein and the late Lawrence Albert Hoetzlein Sr. Kenneth was the loving partner of 22 years to Debbie Sarnoskie. He is survived by his mother Ora Hoetzlein and his fiancée Debbie Sarnoskie. He is further survived by his sons Matthew (Laurie) Hoetzlein, Robert Hoetzlein, and Jules (Nikki Eicher) Branch. Other survivors include his grandchildren Zane, Reannah, Jules Jr., Paige, Makenzy, Lydia, Hannah, and Bentley Hoetzlein. His brothers include Lawrence Jr., William, and Joseph Hoetzlein. He is also survived by his sisters Winifred Lynch, Mary Beth McClean, Rose Ann Riedell, and Maylena Rhinda. Kenneth was preceded in death by his father Lawrence Sr., his brother Timothy, and his sister Marguerite Ethridge. He was a member of the former St. Anthony’s Church. Kenneth owned and operated M&R Masonry, where he worked until his retirement in 2015. In his retirement, Kenneth drove for Roadrunner Services until 2021. Kenneth loved to cook, shoot pool, and play bar bingo. He also loved the Pittsburgh Penguins. Kenneth loved going to his son Jules’ house and spending time with his family. Family and friends will be received on Saturday June 26, 2021, from 5 pm-8 pm at S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th St, Clairton, PA 15025. A service will follow at the funeral home at 8 pm. A repass will occur on Sunday June 27, 2021, at Jim’s Bar in Monongahela. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Animal Friends by mailing your tribute information along with a check made out to Animal Friends to Animal Friends c/o Development Department 562 Camp Horne Road Pittsburgh PA, 15237. Donations can also be made by calling (412) 847-7051 or by going to thinkingoutsidethecage.org/donate-now/. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


Mary R. Sabol

June 24, 2021 |

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

Mary R. (Spirnak) Sabol, 94, of West Mifflin, died peacefully on Tuesday June 22, 2021, in Dumfries, VA., at the home of her daughter, Marian. Born August 30, 1926, in Duquesne, she was the daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Balogac) Spirnak. Mary was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, Holy Trinity Church, West Mifflin. For many years Mary was involved in Parish activities working in the kitchen with everything from fish fries, and funeral repast to baking ceregi. She was the beloved wife of the late John J. Sabol, and is survived by two daughters, Marian (Michael) Gross of Virginia and Audrey (Frank) Steiner of West Mifflin, a brother, Raymond (Marie) Spirnak of Munhall and a sister, Eleanor (Late Thomas "Tim") Marcinko of Whitaker, four grandchildren, Eugene Sabol, Rachael (Bill) Fike, Caitlin Steiner (Matthew Kanczes), Bethany Steiner, and four great grandchildren, Aiden and Ashton Fike, and Laura and Caroline Kanczes; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a son, Eugene Sabol and a grandson, Jonathan Steiner.

 
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Kenneth “Kenny” Anthony Buckman

June 24, 2021 |

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

Kenneth “Kenny” Anthony Buckman, 58, was born on November 8, 1962, in McKeesport, PA to loving parents Dorothy Buckman Moody and the late Danny Howard. Kenny departed his earthly life on Thursday, January 14, 2021, at his home in Clairton, PA, and is now happily present with the Lord.

Kenny was educated in the Clairton, PA and Washington, DC Public School systems. After graduating high school, he joined the U.S. Air Force. Kenny was a man of many talents and was not afraid to immerse himself into exploring his diverse interests. He was a tenor in a singing group, a bodybuilder, and for a short time tried his hand at construction. He even sold specialty vacuums, where he would eagerly visit customers in their homes and personally demonstrate the machines’ capabilities.

A common thread in Kenny’s pursuits was his love of people and his commitment to service. He worked as an EMT with the Clairton Medical Ambulance and was intent on making an impact by helping to save lives. He also served as an orderly at Jefferson Hill, PA Hospital, where he was a favorite among the elderly patients. He would tell them stories, read the books and Bible scriptures, and would sometimes sing their favorite hymns.

Over the years, Kenny became an avid cook, and would eventually channel this passion into a lasting career. He attended and graduated from Le Cordon Bleu Institute of Culinary Arts in Pittsburgh, PA, and from there worked as a professional chef for numerous restaurants, hotels, and private clients. Kenneth had a kind heart, a friendly smile, and was willing to go the extra mile for those in need. Even as he strived to make life better for himself, there was nothing that Kenny was too proud to do to help others.

 
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Paula A. Shufran

June 23, 2021 |

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

Paula A Shufran, age 63, of North Versailles, passed away shortly after midnight on Saturday, June 19, 2021 from complications due to pneumonia.  She was born in McKeesport on September 13, 1957 and is the daughter of the late Stephen and Wilda G. McGonigal Shufran.

 
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Wonnetah R. Janosik

June 23, 2021 |

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

 

Wonnetah R. Janosik, 84, of Celebration FL, died June 21, 2021.  She is the daughter of the late Andrew and Minnie Janosik.  She is survived by her son Michael (Carol) Mavilla; sister Dolly (Harvey Amoroso) Andersen; brother Bill (Peggy) Janosik; niece Dawn Barrett and nephews Robert Andersen, James Andersen, William Janosik and Michael Janosik.  She was preceded in death by her brothers Gene Janosik and Eddie Janosik and nephew John Andersen.  Wonnetah was a graduate of Carlow College and a retired telecommunication specialist for Westinghouse; an active member of Celebrators and a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Celebration, FL.  Friends received Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne, Pa on Sun. from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8.  A funeral mass will be held Mon. at 10:00 am at Holy Name Church.  Interment following Jefferson Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.

 


Francis "Fran" Patrick

June 23, 2021 |

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

Francis “Fran” Patrick passed away suddenly on Friday, June 18th, 2021. He was born on January 11, 1944 in Clairton, PA, and is the son of the late Frank and Lila Thomas Patrick. Fran resided and raised his family in Dravosburg, PA, then in November of 2020 Fran achieved his goal of retiring in Florida with his wife, Regina, and his son, Addam and his family.

He was an electrical designer by trade and had a superior work ethic. He was a junior fire fighter and a lifelong member of Dravosburg Volunteer Fire Department.  He was a member of the Knights of Columbus for 40 years and was past Grand Knight of Council 4210 Duquesne/West Mifflin, past Faithful Navigator of the Stephen P. Parry Assembly and District Treasurer of Master Sean Petriscko.

 
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Flora Evelyn (Castro) Klein

June 23, 2021 |

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

Flora Evelyn (Castro) Klein,  87, of White Oak, formerly of Port Vue, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, June 22, 2021. She was born May 26, 1934 in Duquesne and was the daughter of the late Frank and Clara (Fulks) Castro. She was the wife of the late Curtis H. Klein who passed away November 9, 2002. Flora was a longstanding member of Faith Lutheran Church in White Oak. She was a homemaker, worked at Johnston the Florist, and was active with the Girl Scouts, Port Vue Athletic Association, South Allegheny Football Boosters, Cub Scout Den Mom, and the Pastels Bowling League. She was also an Amateur Artist  and was a member of the McKeesport Artist Guild. She loved nature and enjoyed watching the birds, squirrels, chipmunks, turkey, rabbits, fox and deer in her backyard.

 
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Richard Michael Martchek

June 23, 2021 |

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

Richard Michael Martchek, 84, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at Vista Springs Quail Highlands Assisted Living in Concord, OH.  He was born August 3, 1936 in Braddock, the son of the late Michael and Anna (Fialkovich) Martchek.  Prior to his retirement, Richard was a slab mill maintenance worker for US Steel Edgar Thompson Works and an electrician.  He was a veteran of the US Army having served in Germany from 1959-1962 and a member of Saints Peter & Paul Byzantine Catholic Church.  Richard loved to tinker around his home, working on his cars, feeding the birds and animals and enjoyed being around people.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara (Morgart) Martchek.  He is survived by his daughter, Louise Sullivan and her husband, Ken; and 2 grandchildren, Kathleen Sullivan, Patrick Sullivan and his fiancee Kristen.  Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  A funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve, P.O. Box 72101, Cleveland, OH  44192 or on-line www.hospicewr.org., or an animal shelter of your choice.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.  The family would like to thank Vista Springs and Hospice for their unspeakable kindness and care.   

 
 


Lillian Mae Koch

June 23, 2021 |

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

Lillian Mae Koch,  89, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Saturday, June 19, 2021. She was born November 21, 1931 in Dormont and was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Bush) Dutko. She was the wife of the late Rev. Joseph Koch who passed away April 12, 2012. Lillian was a member of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, McKeesport, and also a member of Transfiguration Anglican Church, Elizabeth.

 
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Anita Louise Gallaway

June 23, 2021 |

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

Anita Louise Gallaway, age 62, of McKeesport, died June 21, 2021, at UPMC East. Born November 15, 1958, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late William and Cynthia (Gallaway) Deemer.
Anita dedicated her life to caring for her family and home. She was a member of the former St. John's Lutheran Church of McKeesport. Anita enjoyed cooking, attending bingo, reading, and singing. However, her greatest joy was the time she spent laughing with her family, especially grandson Lance, the light of her life.

 
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Jessica Anne Clymire

June 22, 2021 |

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

Jessica Anne Clymire, age 31, of Elizabeth, passed away on Thursday, June 17, 2021. She was a former nurses aide at The Palm's at O’Neil. Born October 27, 1989 in Pittsburgh, she was a daughter of Patrick J. (Beth Courson) Clymire of Parker and Michele Clinton (David) Bendel of Elizabeth. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her children, Adam, Makena and Graciee of Elizabeth Twp.; sister, Jennifer Clymire of Elizabeth Twp.; maternal grandmother, Barbara Bower of Clairton; nephews, Raymond "Kidd" Miller Jr., Jamie Miller and Chase Miller; stepsisters, Amanda and Karri Bendel; also, aunts, uncles and cousins. Visitation and service were private. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


George Mehalcik

June 22, 2021 |

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

George Mehalcik, age 61, of Clairton, died on Monday, June 14, 2021.  He was born in McKeesport on February 12, 1960 and is the son of the late Edward and Ann Jakubek Mehalcik.

 
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Gabe "Gabe" Pediconi

June 22, 2021 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Gabriel "Gabe" Pediconi, 81, of Glassport, died June 21, 2021.  He is the son of the late Adelmo and Rose Pediconi and beloved husband of the late Louise (Camerson) Pediconi.  Gabe is survived by his son Gabe (Renee) Pediconi; daughter Tina (the late Daryl) Mitchell; grandchildren Nikki Mitchell, Katie Mitchell and Gabriella Pediconi; great grandson Nico Mitchell; and sister Phyllis (the late Patsy) DiMarco.  Gabe was a retired brick layer for DiMarco Construction; was a member of Queen of the Rosary Parish and a lifetime member, for over 60 years, with the Citizens Hose #1 Fire Dept.  Friends will be received at the Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport on Fri. from 2 to 8.  A funeral blessing will be held Sat. 10:00 am at the funeral home with Father Miroslaus Wojcicki.  Interment will following at Calvary Cemetery, Port Vue.

 


Mark Gombita

June 22, 2021 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Mark A. Gombita, 57, of Glassport died June 21, 2021.  He is the son of the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Rusnak) Gombita.  Mark is survived by his sister Mary Jo (Rick) Karnash; brother Joseph M. Gombita; nieces Amanda Kopko and Melanie (Jon) McClannahn and nephews Joseph Karnash and Richard Karnash.  Mark was a painter and belonged to the Painter’s Union.  Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport on Sat. from 4 to 7.

 


Orlando A. Robertson

June 22, 2021 |

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

Orlando A. Robertson, 52, born March 25, 1969 to the late James and Victoria Bryan Robertson, departed this life on June 14, 2021. He was preceded in death by brothers: Daniel (Danny) Robertson, Jeff Robertson, Michael Robertson: Nephew, Anthony (Tone) Robertson, and brother-in-law: James E. Gant Sr.

Orlando was a graduate of McKeesport Senior High School. Orlando graduated from SUNY/College at Old Westbury, Long Island, New York where he received his bachelor’s degree in American Studies, concentrating in Communications. During his college tenure, he achieved academic honors and awards. Orlando was the recipient of the Award for Academic Excellence & Community Service. His extracurricular activities included being a writer for the school’s newspaper, “The Catalyst”, a Peer Counselor, VP of Committee Relations on the board of Student Government Association, and designated Chairperson of the Food Service Committee.

Orlando not only gained job experience in the news business, Orlando, also learned valuable life lessons while he interned at WABC-TV in New York.

Orlando’s entrepreneurial skills debuted in 1991 when he developed & marketed specialized information packets, i.e. “Y2K: In A Nutshell.” Not long into the future and following graduation from college, Orlando also established “My Mourning Ministry”. A ministry he founded to support grieving families who experienced the loss of a loved one. Through poems, kind words & hand-written cards, he financed from his own pockets, he searched out & blessed others who were experiencing hurt. Orlando Inc. was later established. Orlando was also the developer of Orlando.org. & Orlando Productions, in which he sold an online video/management package of his expertise to upcoming hip-hop artists, as a first step to getting established in the business.

 
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Roseanne E. (Severino) Parlak

June 22, 2021 |

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

Roseanne E. (Severino) Parlak, 79, of West Newton formerly of North Huntingdon, passed away Saturday, June 19, 2021. She was born June 17, 1942 in Braddock, a daughter of the late Constantino “Stanley” and Lucia “Lucy” (LaGorga) Severino. She was a devout Catholic that attended both Immaculate Conception Church and St. Agnes Church, and throughout her life she always had a strong Christian faith. She was a loving mother and grandmother who lived for her family. Roseanne loved animals, was a professional shopper, and treated her friends as if they were family.

 
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Mary E. Opfer

June 22, 2021 |

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

Mary E. Opfer, age 94, of Union Twp. passed away on Monday, June 21, 2021 at Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Kastan Uveges VFW Post 7632 in Blaine Hill and enjoyed playing bingo. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the light of her life. Born August 28, 1926 in Elizabeth Twp., she was a daughter of the late Anthony and Bessie (Wilson) Werner and wife of the late Theodore C. Opfer. She is survived by daughter, Selina M. Jones of Finleyville; son, Albert T. Opfer of Ipswich, England; grandchildren, Jennifer (Tim Nagy) Jones of Elrama, C. Michael (Heather) Jones of Forward Twp. and Brandon Jones of Union Twp.; great-grandchildren, Jeremy, Allison and Harper; sister, Luella Shoemaker of Huntingdon; brother, Alvin Werner of Forward Twp.; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by brothers, John, Fredrick, Eugene, Willard and Wayne Werner. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. A funeral service will take place on Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 11 AM in the funeral home chapel with Elder Melvin Brown officiating. Burial will be in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


John "Tom" Thomas Hurley

June 22, 2021 |

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

John "Tom" Thomas Hurley age 86, of McKeesport, died June 19, 2021, at UPMC McKeesport. Born November 17, 1934, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late John E.and Retha T. (Edwards) Hurley and the husband of the late Nancy Louise Hurley.

 
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Rose Mary Surgent

June 22, 2021 |

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

Rose Mary Surgent, 85, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, June 21, 2021 at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital.  She was born October 1, 1935 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Joseph and Rose (Duffek) Chvasta.  Prior to her retirement, Rose Mary was an event planner.  She was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, volunteer for Norwin Area Meals On Wheels and an election poll worker.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Joseph Chvasta, Dr. Thomas Chvasta and sisters, Helen Digby and Marjorie Kish.  She is survived by her sons, James and his wife, Pam, Jeff and his wife, Lorie Lee, John and his wife, Angelina; grandchildren, Lea, Daniel, Shelbey, Hannah, Ava, and Joseph.  There will be no visitation.  Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA   www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Theresa N. Pascal

June 21, 2021 |

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

Theresa N. Pascal, 48, of North Versailles formerly of Warren, OH, passed away Saturday, June 19, 2021. She was born August 7, 1972 in Warren, OH, a daughter of Georgene King and the late Austin King. Theresa was a 1990 graduate of Warren Christian Academy and enjoyed swimming, playing basketball and going to the movies. She is survived by her son, Austin M. Pascal; daughter, Carly Ann Pascal.  Sisters, Denise (Thomas) Mackall, Marlene (James) Orr, Darla (Cary) Erickson, Michelle (Jeff) Davis, Erin King, Cindy (John) Richer, Peggy (Dave) Merchandino;  companion, Daniel “Dino” Reedy and his children, Lisa (Jim) Shade, LeAnne (Gordon) Damasky and their children. Friends will be received on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. A funeral service will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 

 


Teresa A. Dulac

June 19, 2021 |

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

Teri A. Dulac, age 60, of West Deer Township and formerly of McKeesport, passed away on Friday, June 18, 2021 in UPMC Passavant Hospital. She was a graduate of Slippery Rock University and a retired manager for Verizon in Pittsburgh. Born April 26, 1961 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Donald T. and Alberta (Barchie) Dulac. She was also preceded in death by her partner and best friend, Paul E. Bekavac and their beloved dog Annie. Teri is survived by her brothers, Don (Ele) Dulac of Franklin Park, Bob (Lori) Dulac of Hampton, Jim Dulac of McKeesport, and Gerry (Barb) Dulac of Robinson Twp.; nieces and nephews, Matt, Nick, Madeline, and Maggie Dulac; also, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Friends will be received in the Simons Funeral Home, 7720 Perry Highway, Ross Township, Pittsburgh, PA 15237 on Monday, June 21, 2021 from 4 PM until the hour of service at 8 PM. Private burial in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Township. In honor of her mother Alberta, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 1100 Liberty Avenue, Suite E-201, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.  Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com

 


Grace M. Seeman

June 19, 2021 |

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

Grace M. Seeman,  88, of West Mifflin, died Friday June 18, 2021. She is the beloved wife of the late Paul Seeman. She is the daughter of the late Joseph and Anna Musneskis. She is survived by her daughters Candace (Arthur) Milligan, Grace (the late Wayne) Thompson; sons Paul Seeman, Bruce Seeman, and Daryl (Kathleen) Seeman; grandchildren Jason (Andrea) Thompson, Nichole Seeman, Zachary Seeman, and Olivia Milligan; and great granddaughter Aubree. Grace was a member of St. Elias Byzantine Catholic Church. Private services will be held. Funeral arrangements by Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers memorial Contributions can be made to the American Heart Association or the National Kidney Foundation.

 


Louis “Lou” Corletto

June 19, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Obituary

Louis “Lou” Corletto, 91 of Wilmerding, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family, on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. Beloved husband of the late Catherine "Kate" (Salina) Corletto. Loving father of Mary (Matt) Flaherty, Stephanie (Dennis) Traynor, Carmella (Joe) Drakulic, and Angela (Doug) Mathis. Proud grandfather of Natalie and Katie Drakulic, Michael and Salena Mathis, and Taylee Richardson. Cherished great-grandfather of Nina Louise and Mason Robert. Also survived by his sister, Josephine (the late John) Dimasi; and nephews, Fred and John (Christine) Dimasi. Preceded in death by his parents, Angelo and Carmella (Cacevella) Corletto; and niece, MaryJo Romano. Lou proudly worked as an aircraft mechanic and later retired from WABCO as a core maker and machinist. He kept active during retirement by working as a security guard for Keystone Commons, where he worked into his 80s. Lou was a handyman and jack of all trades, and he took pride in being able to fix things himself. The family would like to thank the staff at Amedysis Hospice for the compassionate care they provided their father.

 
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Mildred Obradovich Trutt

June 18, 2021 |

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

Mildred Obradovich Trutt, age 67, of Greensburg, formerly of Duquesne died on Wednesday, June 16, 2021.  She was born in McKeesport on December 2, 1953 and was the daughter of the late David and Ann Stojanovich Obradovich.

 
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Josephine "Jo" Scardina McNeal

June 18, 2021 |

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

Josephine (Jo) A. Scardina McNeal, 98, died June 16, 2021. Born January 11, 1923, in Baltimore, MD, to the late Charles P. Scardina and Marie A. Waldhauser.  She was the beloved wife to the late Michael J. McNeal, Jr.  Josephine graduated from Seton High School.   She lived in McKeesport, PA, and was also a long-time resident on Kent Island in Stevensville, MD.  A Real Estate Agent with Wilson Baum Agency in McKeesport, PA,  she enjoyed bingo, the casino, cards, travel, friends and family.  Jo contributed many years and countless hours of volunteer work in the community and was a member/volunteer in several organizations;  KIVFD Ladies Auxiliary, KI Hospice Estate Treasures, KI Over 50’s Club,  St. Christopher’s Outreach & Bingo, Bay Country Moose Ladies Auxiliary  #831, KI Elks  #2576, Memorial Hospital & McKeesport Hospital.

 
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Tara L. Haidle

June 18, 2021 |

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

Tara L. Haidle, age 36, of Port Vue, died June 14, 2021, at home. Born September 25, 1984, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Clyde and Darlene (Filko) Haidle.

Tara dedicated her life to caring for her daughter. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church of West Mifflin. Tara enjoyed reading, walking, and movies.

 
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Derek Florenz

June 18, 2021 |

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

Derek Florenz, age 44, of Glassport, formerly of McKeesport, passed away on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at home. A graduate of Elizabeth Forward High School, he was a window installer for 25 years for JLF Installation in Apollo, which he recently took over. Born May 2, 1977 in Pittsburgh, he was a son of J. Leslie (Donna) Florenz Sr. of Apollo and Linda Jackson (Phillip) Ciancio of White Oak. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his daughter, Isabella Kreigline of Baldwin; brothers, J. Leslie (Heather) Florenz Jr. of Monongahela and Christopher (Nicole) Florenz of White Oak; stepbrothers, Donald (Kim) Boylstein of Leechburg, Phillip Ciancio of Moon Twp. and Chad Ciancio of Level Green; also, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Monday, June 21, 2021 from 1-3 and 5 until the time of memorial service at 7:30 p.m. with Evangelist Robert Nicklow Jr. officiating. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Paul E. Schultz

June 18, 2021 |

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

Paul E. Schultz, 88, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, June 16, 2021 and went to be with his Savior and Lord Jesus Christ.  Paul was born on December 28, 1932 in Glassport and was the son of the late Edward and Sophia (Petrosky) Schultz.  In addition to his parents, Paul was preceded in death by his son, Paul Jr., and sister, Irene Silich.  Paul was employed as a machinist by Westinghouse Astronuclear Lab for 30 years until his retirement.  He truly enjoyed his work and found it to be both challenging and rewarding.  Paul was always a loyal fan of the Pirates and Steelers teams, winning or losing!  Paul is survived by his wife of 63 years, Vivian Painter Schultz; daughter, Karen Schultz; two granddaughters, Hannah (Brian) Ross and Gabrielle Walker; one great-grandson, Arlo Paul Ross; sister, Freda Schultz; and nephew, Michael (Kathy) Silich.  Friends will be received on Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday in the funeral home chapel.  Interment to follow in Long Run Cemetery.  The family has requested that masks be worn.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Joyce Ann (Ward) Mitro

June 17, 2021 |

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

Joyce Anne (Ward) Mitro, age 79 of Conneaut Lake and formerly of Clairton, passed away on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 in Hilton Head Regional Hospital in Hilton Head, SC.  Born April 27, 1942 in Clairton, she was the daughter of the late Thomas N. and Anna M. (Flynn) Ward.  A 1960 graduate of Clairton High School and attendee of Robert Morris College, Joyce retired as a secretary for K&L Gates Law Firm in Pittsburgh.  She was also a member of the American Legion Post #462 and on the Board of Directors for the V.F.D. #5, both of Conneaut Lake.  Joyce is survived by her husband of 40 years Raymond M. Mitro; her children Raymond J. (Jacqueline) Mitro of Hilton Head, SC and Renee Beth (Daniel) Dye of Houston, TX; her grandchildren  Sarah Beth and John Dye and Brittany Mitro; her brother Gerald (Linda) Ward of Clairton; sister-in-law Ida Ward of Clairton; and also many nieces and nephews.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers Thomas M, J. Donald (Joan), J. Regis, and George P. Ward.

 
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Laura Adamek

June 17, 2021 |

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

Laura Adamek, age 95, of Elizabeth Twp., died June 17, 2021, at Canterbury Place. Born January 20, 1926, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Alexander  and Catherine (Gliwa) Michalek and the wife of the late Edmund E. "Mickey" Adamek for 70 years.

 
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Kathleen J. Pilarski

June 17, 2021 |

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

 Kathleen J. Pilarski, age 70, of North Irwin, died June 15, 2021, at Barnes Place.  She was born on September 15, 1950, in Connellsville, PA and was the daughter of the late Edward and Melanie (Prutz) Stepanic.  Kathi was a registered nurse and had a career spanning from labor and delivery nurse, home health/hospice nurse, and part time school nurse.  She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church in Irwin.  Kathi loved traveling to Lexington, Kentucky and Florida, tending to her yard and rock gardens, country line dancing, sewing, and shopping.  Her greatest joy in life was being a devoted Mom and Nan.  Kathi loved sending hand written cards, complete with confetti and usually a $1 bill to all she loved.

 
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Ronald K. Morgan

June 17, 2021 |

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

Ronald K. Morgan, age 50, of McKeesport, died June 12, 2021. Born July 30, 1970, in Bradford, PA, he was the son of the late Keith F. Morgan and Judy Ann (Crandall) Lycette and the husband of Barbara Jean (Byrd) Morgan.
Ron was currently working at Mr. Clean Car Wash of North Versailles. He was a member of Life Giving Community Church of McKeesport, where he played guitar for the church, fulfilling his greatest passion. Ron also enjoyed reading, writing, singing, walking, and nature.

 
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Wendy J. Slafka

June 17, 2021 |

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

Wendy J. Slafka 68, of North Huntingdon, went to be with the Lord on June 16, 2021. She was born April 21, 1953 in McKeesport, daughter of the late George and Margaret Jane Alund.
Loving wife of Mark J. Slafka, devoted mother to Nathan (Ashley) and Christian Slafka. Sister of Edith (Mark) Harvey, and brother David (Pamela) Alund. Adoring grandmother to Rylen, her “princess” and Luca, her “little buddy”, the lights of her life.
She is also survived by nieces and nephews, Natalie, Courtney (Luis), Justin , Ryan (Becky);  Adam (Amy) and Michael (Rebekah).
A 1971 McKeesport High School graduate, she studied music at Duquesne University, taught piano and directed choirs at Christian Life Church and McKeesport Christian Alliance.
A God-fearing woman with a heart of gold, she had a passion for music and loved to sing.
She was an avid Pittsburgh Penguins fan, loved to cook and co-founded a non-profit horse rescue. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Friday 2-4,6-8 P.M. . A funeral service will be held Saturday at 11 A.M. at the Norwin Alliance Christian Church. Please go directly to the church. Memorials may be made to Samaritan Purse. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Mary Fletcher

June 16, 2021 |

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

Mary Fletcher, age 88, of McKeesport, died June 13, 2021, at Kane Community Living Center McKeesport.  Born June 2, 1933, in McDonald, she is survived by her son Eugene Fletcher.  Family and friends will be received on Thursday, June 17, 2021,  from 2 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 4 p.m.  Inurnment at a later date in Robinson Run Cemetery.  Condolences and memories may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com.  Charles Danforth, Supervisor.

 


Richard F. Bour

June 16, 2021 |

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

Richard F. Bour, age 88, of Forward Twp., passed away on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at home. An Army veteran during the Korean War and a ham radio operator, he was a technician with Bush Radio, a retired avionics technician with Beckett Aviation in West Mifflin, and a retired superintendent at Davis Industries in Rostraver Twp. Born January 19, 1933 in Pittsburgh, he was a son of the late Frank J. and Catherine (Gross) Bour. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Shirley M. (Smith) Bour; daughters, Diane (Dean Sr.) Korber of West Newton, Robin (David) Wagner of Butler, Jacquline (Raymond) Sammartino of Erie and Linda (Patrick) Buono of Finleyville; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters, Dolores Betler of South Carolina and Mildred (John) Pearson of Florida; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by granddaughter, Samantha Rossiter. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Friday, June 18, 2021 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. A funeral service will take place on Saturday, June 19, 2021 at 10 AM in the funeral home chapel with Chaplain Larry Coltura officiating. Burial will follow in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Richard's name to a charity of one's choice. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Bernadine Squillace

June 16, 2021 |

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

Bernadine Squillace, age 84, of White Oak, went home to the Lord and reunited with her husband, Friday, June 11, 2021. Born January 22, 1937, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Anna (Nasta) Jeney and the beloved wife of the late Joseph J. Squillace, Sr. Bernadine found no greater joy than being a wife and mother. She was a former Stenographer at the Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory, in her early years. She was a member of Mary, Mother of God Parish, and attended St. Patrick Church. Bernadine enjoyed baking and sharing her delicious creations with everyone. As Bernadine's family, it has been our privilege to be shaped by her kind spirit and to carry it on in our lives.

 
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June 16, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

Dolores "Do" (Yelochan) Olszewski, 84, died Sunday, June 13, 2021 at the age of 87. Born April 2, 1934, Do was the devoted wife of the late Stanley “Tim” Olszewski. Loving mother of Shawn (Anita Villasenor) Olszewski; adoring grandmother of Hunter and Courtney Olszewski.

In addition to her husband, Do was preceded in passing by her parents, Frank and Rose Yelochan. Do was very devout in her faith. She loved her family, especially her grandchildren. She also enjoyed cooking and baking.

 
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Conrad Petrick

June 15, 2021 |

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

Conrad Petrick, age 89, of North Huntingdon, died June 12, 2021, at Point Pleasant in North Versailles. Born March 23, 1932, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Joseph and Anna Petrick and husband of the late Geraldine "Gerry" Petrick for 57 years.  
Conrad was a 1949 graduate of McKeesport High School and would then enlist in the Army.  After his time spent in the Army, he would attend Duquesne University, where he graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Physics.  Upon graduating, he worked for Gulf Oil and then Chevron as a physicist.  Conrad had his private pilot's license for 50 years and stored his plane at Rostraver Airport. He was a brilliant man, the one the whole family went to, to ask any question about any subject.  Conrad enjoyed working on cars and frequently volunteered his time to help his son-in-law at his auto repair business.   
He is survived by children Denise Yandrlic, Karen (Robert) Robb, and the late Arlene Petrick; grandchildren, Rachel (Brett) Skelley, Elizabeth (Jesse) Lape, and Victoria (Patrick) Kavinski; great-grandchildren, Vaughn and Margot Skelley and Thomas Lape.
He was also preceded in death by a brother and five sisters.
Arrangements were entrusted to Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory. A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Christ United Methodist Church of North Huntingdon, 2800 Coulterville Rd., McKeesport, PA 15131.  
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.  
Chris Odasso, Supervisor.

 


Dorothy J. Terranella

June 15, 2021 |

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

Dorothy J. Terranella, 77, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, June 14, 2021 at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital.  She was born October 13, 1943 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Andrew and Dorothy (McDonald) Hudak.  Dorothy was a school teacher for Sisters of Charity, Seton Hill and later retired to start her life as a wife and mother.  She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and loved writing poetry and letters to loved ones.  She enjoyed cooking, sewing, quilting and doll making.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Mary Crawford, and brother-in-law, Daniel Brennan.  She is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, Angelo "Terry" Terranella; son, Angelo "Terry" Terranella and his wife, Rachel and Dominic Terranella; brother, Kenny (Terri) Hudak; sisters, Karen (Jerry) Kronk, Cindy Brennan; grandchildren, Dominic (Kathryn), Joseph (Sydney), Angelina, Daniel, Angelo III, Job, Nehemiah, Titus and Caleb.  Friends will be received on Thursday from 5-8 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  A funeral service will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment to follow in Long Run Cemetery.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Zoey Anne Ellis

June 14, 2021 |

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

Zoey Anne Ellis, 6 months old, of Bunola, passed away Friday, June 11, 2021 after courageously fighting AV Canal and Au-Kline Syndrome. She was born December 17, 2020 and was the daughter of Operrashad Ellis and Brittini Obusek. In addition to her parents, Zoey is survived by her sisters, Olivia Obusek, and Nakhia Ellis and brother, Christopher Valperga-Ellis and so many other loving family members and friends. Friends are welcome Thursday, June 17, 2021 from 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm at the Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, director. Service will be held in the funeral home chapel at 3:00 pm with Vincent Candelore Jr., officiating. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 


Kenneth E. Gleditsch

June 14, 2021 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

Kenneth E. Gleditsch, 77, of McKeesport, died peacefully at home on Saturday, June 12, 2021.  Born in McKeesport, February 12, 1944, he was the son of the late George Herbert and Edith Glaub Gleditsch.  A retired butcher, he served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.  He loved to tend his garden and sit on the front porch, loved to cook, and loved his daughter, Kendra and his dog, Princess.  He is survived by his wife, Isabel Madera Gleditsch; his daughter, Kendra (Kurt) Szymczak of Munhall; brothers, Herb Gleditsch of Indiana, PA and Carl Gleditsch of Columbus, OH; nieces and nephews, Stephen Gleditsch of Washington, DC, Christopher Gleditsch of Washington, DC, Jason Gleditsch of Philadelphia, Kathleen Gleditsch of Raleigh, NC, Michael Wagner of McKeesport, and Janelle Wagner of McKeesport.  Friends will be received in the Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 on Thursday, June 17. 2021 from 2-4 PM.

 


Charles H. Turley

June 14, 2021 |

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

Charles H. Turley, age 82, of White Oak, died June 10, 2021, at UPMC McKeesport Hospital.  Born July 14, 1938, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Charles Sr. and Elsie (Wallin) Turley and the beloved husband of Nikki (Pratt) Turley for 56 years.

 
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Elizabeth V. Uremovich

June 14, 2021 |

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

Elizabeth "Betty" V. Uremovich, age 86, of Elrama, passed away on Sunday, June 13, 2021 at home. She retired as a secretary in the insurance industry and was a former cook at Lawson’s Nursing Home. She was a member of St. Isaac Jogues Roman Catholic Church in Jefferson Hills and a member of Elrama Volunteer Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary. Born April 25, 1935 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Nicholas and Veronica (Haluska) Gorgey and wife of the late George F. Uremovich. She is survived by daughters, Karen (Dr. Brian) Rizzo of Glendale, AZ and Beth Henderson of Finleyville; son, George N. Uremovich of Elrama; grandchildren, Sasha and Rachelle Henderson, Tyler, Zachary, Daniella and Gabriela Rizzo, and Nicholas, Steven and Shannon Uremovich; great-grandchildren, Jayden and Taylor Walker; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by sister, Kathleen Julian and brother, David Gorgey. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Thursday, June 17, 2021 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday, June 18, 2021 at 10:30 AM in St. Isaac Jogues Roman Catholic Church with the Rev. Pierre Falkenhan officiating. Burial will be in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville. Memorial contributions may be made to the Washington Area Humane Society, 1527 PA-136, Eighty Four, PA, 15330. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Mary White

June 14, 2021 |

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

Mary White, age 70, of McKeesport, died June 11, 2021, at Canterbury Place.  Born February 10, 1951, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late John and Dorothy (Cooper) Baranchak and wife of the late George White.  She is survived by children George White, Randee Evans, and Jenifer Thomson and 14 grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by daughters Melisa and Kelly and a brother Robert Baranchak.  Arrangements were entrusted to Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory.  Condolences and memories may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.  Chris Odasso, Supervisor.

 


Ethelmary Frances Leone

June 14, 2021 |

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

Ethelmary Frances (Baldridge) Leone, 87, of Buena Vista, passed away Sunday, June 13, 2021at home. She was born November 9, 1933 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Edward and Mary (Martinik) Baldridge. She was the wife of the late Thomas Leone.

 
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Phyllis Poziviak

June 13, 2021 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Phyllis Marie Morrow Sands Poziviak, 65 of Floreffe, passed away on Saturday, June 12th, 2021 at Jefferson Hospital. She was born in McKeesport on September 10, 1955 to Patricia Ulakovich and the late Elmer Morrow Sr. Phyllis was the loving wife to the late Ronald Poziviak. She is survived by mother Patricia “Pat” Ulakovich of Elizabeth, her daughter Dannielle Henry of McKeesport and her son Scott Sands of Floreffe. She is also survived by her sisters Colleen (Gary) Odenthal of Elizabeth, Karen Contrillo of Monessen, Debra Lockner of Elizabeth, and Michelle (Bob) Lucas of Clarksville, as well as her brother Elmer Morrow Jr. of Monessen. Other survivors include her grandchildren Zachary, Tyler, Summer, and Madison as well as her great-grandchild Riley and many nieces and nephews. She is further survived by her beloved dog Tessa, a pit mastiff. Phyllis is preceded in death by her father Elmer Morrow, brother LCpl Richard Morrow, husbands Leonard Sands and Ronald Poziviak, and significant other Paul Cromling. She enjoyed baking and cooking and will be remembered for the delicious dishes she created. Her family will remember her heart of gold and love for Patsy Cline. Phyllis was known to relax in her home and watch Law and Order SVU. Family and friends will be received on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, from 6-8 pm at S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th St, Clairton, PA 15025. A private burial will be held for her family at Round Hill Cemetery on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to the Epilepsy Foundation at 3540 Crain Highway Suite 675, Bowie, MD 20716 or by calling the center at 1-800-213-5821. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 


Robert C. Sykes

June 12, 2021 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

Robert C. “Rob” Sykes, 74, of White Oak, died peacefully at his home on Thursday, June 10, 2021.  Born in McKeesport, June 1, 1947, he was the son of the late Harold C. and Jean A. West Sykes.  He is survived by his special companion and wife, Candace Rose Hassko; sister, Barbara Sykes (John) Woods of White Oak; niece, Ashley Bevan; nephew, Justin Woods; great nieces, Aubrey Bevan and Erin Bevan; brother-in-law, Frank M. (Guadalupe) Hassko.  A graduate of McKeesport High School, he served his country as a sergeant in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War.  He was a retired customer service representative for DISH in McKeesport.  At his request, there will be no visitation or service.  Private interment will take place in the Cemetery of the Alleghenies.  Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 is in charge of arrangements.

 


MariannenL. "Marney" Cosgrove

June 12, 2021 |

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

  Marianne L. “Marney” Cosgrove, 81, of West Mifflin, was born in Homestead, June 26, 1939 to Ernest and Elizabeth (Luke) Lucas. She graduated from Homestead High School in 1957 and married Roger Cosgrove on May 10, 1958. She worked as an administrative secretary at Bettis Laboratories, McKeesport Hospital, and the University of Pittsburgh. She was an avid reader, loved crafting, and had a quick and clever wit; all of which she imparted to her children and grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Roger L. Cosgrove who passed away in October 2020. Marney is survived by daughters, Tracy DeCarlo and Kelly Linn; granddaughter, Leeanne (Benjamin) Carlucci and grandson, William Smollen with whom she had a special bond.

Marney passed away peacefully knowing that her family loved her, and in her words, she will always be “a constant source of amusement.”

Per her wishes a private service will be held. ARRANGEMENTS BY TEICHART-GRACAN FUNERAL HOME. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the charity of your choice.

 


Ruth E. Smith

June 11, 2021 |

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

Ruth E. (Lightfoot) Smith, age 80, of Clairton, passed away on Thursday, June 10, 2021 at home. She retired as a nurses aide at Locust Grove in West Mifflin. She lived an exciting life as the wife whose husband was in the Air Force for 22 years. She started her career as a general nurse before working as a nurses aide and activities director. She loved her pets and loved to walk her dog and converse with the neighbors. Born August 24, 1940 in Bedford, England, she was a daughter of the late Horace and Winifred (Rudd) Lightfoot. She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Howard J. Smith Jr.; son, Dean (Kathy) Smith of Glassport; daughter, Cheri (Tim) Smith-Dworek of Elizabeth; granddaughter, Courtney (Bill) Smith of Munhall; stepgranddaughter, Tiffany (Kana) Moy of Delmont; stepgrandson, Timmy Dworek of Sutersville; step great-granddaughters, Aliya, Audrey and Grace; her brother Mark (Lynn) Lightfoot of Bedford, UK; and also, numerous nieces and nephews in England as well as nieces and nephews on the Smith side and residing in the United States. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Monday, June 14, 2021 from 4-8 PM. A funeral service will take place on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 12 NOON in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jude Urso officiating. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Stephen "Sonny" William Estochin

June 11, 2021 |

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

Stephen "Sonny" William Estochin, 82, of McKeesport, passed away Thursday, June 10, 2021. He was born May 30, 1939 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Stephen and Mary (Bortak) Estochin. Stephen worked for Prudential Insurance Co., Metropolitan Insurance Co., and the former Firth Sterling Co. After retirement, he worked for Rite Aid for 17 years.

 
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Richard "Rich" D. Grygo

June 11, 2021 |

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

Richard "Rich"  D. Grygo age 77, of McKeesport, passed away peacefully on June 9, 2021, at Riverside Care Center. Born August 31, 1943, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Chester and Elizabeth (Lovasz) Grygo and the husband of Antonette (Cottone) Grygo of 50 years.

 
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James Eugene Hawkins

June 11, 2021 |

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

James Eugene Hawkins, 37, died June 6, 2021. He was born June 28, 1983. Arrangements are in charge of Robert A. Waters Funeral Home Inc. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of James Eugene Hawkins, please visit our floral store.

 
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Rosemary (Loeffler) Daugherty

June 11, 2021 |

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

Rosemary (Loeffler) Daugherty, 92, of East McKeesport, passed away Tuesday, June 8, 2021. She was born January 25, 1929 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Albert and Gertrude (Jaycox) Loeffler and was also preceded in death by her husband William M. Daugherty and a sister Mavis Fuhr. She was a member of Mary Mother of God Parish (formerly St. Robert Bellarmine Church, East McKeesport) where she was a member of the church choir for over 40 years. She also sang in the Heinz Chapel Choir at her beloved University of Pittsburgh and had a lifelong love of music. Rosemary was a former secretary at Auberle Home. She looked forward to her annual family vacation in her home away from home, Stone Harbor, New Jersey.

 
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Daisy Gertrude Jones (Shine)

June 11, 2021 |

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

Daisy Gertrude Jones (Shine) of West Mifflin, PA passed away June 4, 2021, at Locust Grove Personal Care and Memory Care in West Mifflin, PA. She was born May 12, 1923, in Red Springs, NC, to the late Henry and Gertrude Lennon.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Wade Jones and her sisters Josephine Lennon, Mary George, Atha Bell, Nellie Davis and Cassie Lennon.

Daisy attended and graduated from Duquesne High School in 1941.  She was a member of Jerusalem Baptist Church for many years.  While there, she joined and volunteered in several organizations and functions.  Daisy entered the workforce at an early age with a strong work ethic.  She worked at Kennywood Park, performed domestic work for a Jewish family, that has embraced her as a member until this day.  She was also a hairdresser and even was a “Rosie the Riveter” welder on transport ships in Ambridge, Beaver County, PA during WW II.  In her twenties, she found the job she was born to do – a charge nurse at Canterbury Place Personal Care Home.  She later received her LPN nursing license.  She had high standards for herself and her goal was to treat every patient the way that she would want her Mother treated.  After retiring she continued to work for them part-time.

Daisy was married to Wade Jones for 46 years of whom she shared a strong bond.  They loved to entertain, travel and created many fond memories together. Daisy was well known and a beloved fixture in her Riverview Homes neighborhood of West Mifflin.  She could be found outside tending her plants and flowers in her yard.

Daisy leaves to cherish her memory her brother-in-law, Clifton Davis of Neptune, NJ, godson, Lynn (Madeline) Harris of West Mifflin, and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, friends and neighbors. Daisy was one of a kind and will never be gone from the hearts of her family and friends. She will be remembered for her boldness, outspokenness, fearlessness, strong will and generous spirit.

 
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Patricia “Patti” D. (Kellar) Halpin

June 11, 2021 |

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

Patricia “Patti” D. (Kellar) Halpin, age 67, of Penn Hills, passed away Thursday, June 3, 2021. She was born January 9, 1954 in McKeesport, a daughter of Nellie Kellar and the late John Kellar. She retired from being an administrative assistant at a law firm before working for the rental company Sterling in Oakland. She loved spending time with her family and making home cooked meals. She had a special personality that made everyone feel welcome and at ease, and will be greatly missed by all.

 
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Barbara Ann Procup

June 10, 2021 |

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

Barbara Ann Procup, age 79, of McKeesport, went to Heaven to be with God on Monday, June 7, 2021, while residing at Rose Crest Memory Center in Mars, PA.

On July 20, 1941, Barb was born in Dunbar, PA, to the late Frank and Mary (De Angelo) Grass. She was also preceded in death by her brother, George E. Grass.

Barb was the beloved wife of fifty-four years to Thomas Procup and the loving mother of Cara (Joe) Marino of Cranberry Twp, PA.

 
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Janet A. Blend

June 10, 2021 |

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

Janet A. Blend, 86  of North Versailles died Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at her home.  She was born December 1, 1934 in Turtle Creek, a daughter of the late Albert and Millie Merlin. Janet enjoyed gardening, bowling and roller skating. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister Marlyn Marosko. She is survived by her husband Richard Blend, two sons, William Gardner (Jan), Joseph Gardner, one granddaughter Melissa, three great grandchildren, Alexa, Tiera and Amaya. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon  Sunday 3-7 p.m. A  funeral service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment will be private. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Andrew M. Ferencz

June 10, 2021 |

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

 

Andrew M. Ferencz, 70, of West Mifflin, died June 9, 2021. He is the son of the late Andrew and Ann (Babjak) Ferencz.  He is survived by his wife Connie (Cortazzo) Ferencz; daughters Shari (David) Horne of West Mifflin and Annie (Eric) Beeson of Morgantown, WV; grandchildren Hunter, Owen and Erin and brother Ronald P. Ferencz of West Mifflin.  He was also preceded in death by sisters Marlene Goedeke and Kathy Lesko.  Andrew was retired from both US Steel and Alco Parking Authority and was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle, formerly St. Agnes Church.  Friends will be received at Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne, on Mon. June 14, 2021 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8.  A funeral mass will be held Tues. 10:00 am at  St. Agnes Church.  Interment following Holy Name Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions to either St. Jude's Hospital or the Wounded Warrior Project, or donate to the charity of your choice.

 


John Rosko

June 09, 2021 |

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

John Rosko, age 95 of Clairton, passed away on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 in Arden Courts, Jefferson Hills,  Born May 3, 1926 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late George and Mary (Itnatoila) Rosko.  A US Army Air Corps Veteran of World War II, John was a member of Ascension of Our Lord Byzantine Catholic Church of Clairton.  John retired as an engineer at Bettis Atomic in West Mifflin and also worked at both Old Overholt Distillery in Large and as a policeman for the City of Clairton.  He is survived by his wife of 71 years Martha P. (Geletko) Rosko; his children David J. (Sarah Young) Rosko of Phillipsburg, Kathleen (Frank) Rosko Book of Edinsburg, Linda J. (Thomas) O'Brian of Bethel Park, and Robert J. (Michele Vogel) Rosko of Lake Ariel; his grandchildren Matthew Rosko, Alexis Vesper, Erin (Christopher) Bruno, Lyndsay (Robert) Ward, Kirsten Book, Patrick and Sean O'Brian, and Meghan Rosko; his great-grandchildren J.J., Bennett, Adrian, Joey, Norah, and Roman; and also nieces and nephews.  Besides his parents, John is preceded in death by his siblings Peter and George Rosko and Mary Pasinsky, and a grandson Brendan. 

 
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Sharon Ann Sabo

June 09, 2021 |

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

Sharon Ann Sabo, age 76, of Blaine Hill, passed away on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at Jefferson Hospital. She was a member of Dormition of the Blessed Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox Church in McKeesport. She enjoyed spending time with her family and loved her dogs. She liked gardening, cooking, baking, and taking care of her home. Born June 9, 1944 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late John E. and Anna (Homer) Buchina. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Joseph Sabo Jr.; son, Joseph J. (Diane) Sabo of Blaine Hill; daughter, Melanie Sabo of Blaine Hill; also, nieces, nephews, aunts and cousins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Gene Buchina Sr. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Thursday, June 10, 2021 from 3-8 PM with Panachida at 7:30 PM. A funeral service will take place on Friday, June 11, 2021 at 10 AM in Dormition of the Blessed Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox Church in McKeesport with Fr. Dimitri Ermakov officiating. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Helen L. Jordanhazy

June 08, 2021 |

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

Helen L. Jordanhazy, fondly nicknamed “Bobbie”, age 89, of North Huntingdon, daughter of the late Frank Popeck and Catherine Krupinski Popeck Ayers, and stepfather, Theodore Ayers, was called peacefully home on Tuesday, June 8, 2021.  The wings of her angel collection helped to carry her to Heaven where she was met by her loving husband, Robert E. Jordanhazy, and sons, Alan, Keith, and Charlie. She was also preceded in death by her siblings, Frank, Stanley, and Janet Popeck, as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews, and her brothers and sisters-in-law. 

 
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Donald F. Hart

June 08, 2021 |

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

Donald F. Hart, 80, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Saturday, June 5, 2021. He was born March 10, 1941 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Elmer B. and Edith (Deeds) Hart. He was a graduate of McKeesport High School, obtained his B.S. in Mathematics from the West Virginia Wesleyan College and his M. ED. from the University of Pittsburgh. Donald worked as a Mathematics teacher for Elizabeth Forward School District, where he retired after 31 years. He was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church in White Oak, where he held numerous leadership positions during his lifetime. These included many years as chairperson of the staff Parish Relations Committee and the church's delegate to the Western Pennsylvania Annual Conference. Donald was an avid reader, he enjoyed playing golf and was a member of several leagues, and was also a member of the Mon Yough Church Dartball League.

 
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Sally M. Scalise

June 08, 2021 |

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

Sally M. Scalise, 90, of West Mifflin died March 12, 2020.  She is the daughter of the late Louis and Gisel (Lucas) Juhasz and beloved wife of the late Frank V. Scalise.  Sally is survived by her daughter Nicolette (Kevin) Laster; sons Mark Scalise and Gregory Scalise; grandson Jaxson Scalise; also nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her son Frank C. Scalise; sister Geri Lozano and brothers Robert and Charles Vizzini.  A memorial service and celebration of Sally's life will be held on Sunday, June 13, 2021, 11:00 am, at Terrace Church of the Nazarene in West Mifflin.  Funeral arrangements by Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne.

 


Gregg Allan Wilson

June 07, 2021 |

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

Gregg Allan Wilson, 34 of Youngwood died Monday, June 7, 2021 . He was born April 28, 1987 in Raleigh, North Carolina, a son of Gregg W. Wilson and Tracy Varner Carbone (Vince). Gregg graduated from Penn Trafford High School in 2005. He was an avid Steelers fan, even naming  one of his three dogs, Binx, Chloe and Shazier  after #50. Gregg enjoyed riding  dirt bikes, motorcycles, and enjoyed walking his dogs. He was preceded in death by his fiance, Jamyshia. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his step children, Elijah and Dayvon, one sister Heather Wilson, a niece Addison Wilson. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home,  176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Wednesday from 2-6:30 p.m. A service will be held at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to the family using our website funding page. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Bobbi Jo Swartz

June 07, 2021 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Bobbi Jo Swartz, 51, of Glassport, formerly of West Mifflin, died June 7, 2021.  She is the daughter of Joanne (Swanson) Swartz and the late Ray Swartz.  She is survived by her fiancé Paul Pipp, children Derrick Tamsula, Dave Tamsula, Dannielle Tamsula and Dehandrea Tamsula; grandchildren Hailee, Addison and Adyn; ex husband David Tamsula; sister Sandy Swartz; brother Allen (Mary Ann) Swartz; mother in law Cynthia Pipp; father in law Mack Clark and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sister Kimberly Swartz. Bobbi Jo was loved by so many and touched so many lives with her zest for life. Her favorite saying was “Life is a climb and the view is great!” Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport on Thursday from 6 to 8.

 


Paul J. Tkac

June 07, 2021 |

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

Paul J. Tkac, age 74, of White Oak, died on Saturday, June 5, 2021, at home surrounded by his loving family.  He was born in McKeesport on January 2, 1947, and is the son of the late John and Beatrice (Barco) Tkac.  He was a Route Manager with Distributors and Dealers for 30 years.  Then worked with Comnet at the airport until “9-11” happened and he was laid off and then retired.  He was a lifetime member of the White Oak #1 Volunteer Fire Department which during that time he served as a past president and fire chief.  He volunteered with his son, John “JP” and then his daughter, Victoria also joined… whom with Paul have a combined community service of 75 years. 

 
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Edward R. Suckfiel

June 07, 2021 |

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

Edward R. Suckfiel, age 75, of White Oak, died June 4, 2021, at UPMC McKeesport Hospital. Born January 29, 1946, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late James and Dorothy (Guntram) Suckfiel.

 
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Donna Marie Steiner

June 07, 2021 |

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

Donna Marie DiBattista Steiner, 71, of North Huntingdon, passed away Sunday, June 6, 2021 surrounded by her loving family.  She was born November 28, 1949 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Dominic and Connie (DiMucci) DiBattista.  Donna retired from McKeesport Hospital after 25 years of service and was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church.  She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, relaxing in the sun, taking cruises and carrying on her mother's tradition of Sunday dinners, and especially honoring St. Joseph's Feast Day.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, James "Jimmy" DiBattista.  She is survived by her loving husband, John "Jack" Steiner; daughters, Dena Worrall Ciccarelli and her husband, Rick, Jayme Worrall King and her husband, Bill; Stacey Steiner Chambers and her husband, Roger, Lori Tresnan and her husband, Tom; grandchildren, Brando, Ricco, Keira, Rachel, T.J. and Courtney; loving nephews, James (Cami) DiBattista and William (Jessica) DiBattista.   Friends will be received from 2-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Thursday at 10 a.m. in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, North Huntingdon.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Jennifer Marie Morris

June 07, 2021 |

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

Jennifer Marie Morris, age 39, of McKeesport, died June 3, 2021, at UPMC McKeesport. Born January 8, 1982, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of Timothy (Suzan Gluscic) Gebis and Sarah (Reist) Gebis and the wife of Dale Morris.
Jennifer was currently working for Inferno Pizza of Elizabeth, where she was a cook. She formerly worked as a pastry chef, where she shared her delicious creations while working in Florida and Barbados. She was a graduate of South Allegheny High School and the International Culinary Academy of Pittsburgh. Jennifer was a member of Mary, Mother of God Parish. She enjoyed baking, cooking, shopping, and following Pittsburgh Steelers football. Jennifer also loved her traveling adventures and scuba diving. She had an infectious laugh and was always joking around.

 
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Mary Elaine Angeloff

June 06, 2021 |

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

Mary Elaine (Lewis) Angeloff, 86, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Saturday June 5, 2021 at home, after losing a valiant battle with lung cancer. She was born on September 16, 1934 in West Elizabeth, the daughter of the late William J. and Margaret (Leightley) Lewis.  Mary started working in finance at the former Haines grocery store on Route 51 by Century III mall and then worked as a lead teller for the Pittsburgh National Bank in McKeesport for nearly 20 years. In her spare time and  hobby, Mary was fondly called the “cookie lady” and actively involved in supporting the community for over 30 years by literally baking thousands of dozens of homemade cookies for weddings and other special events and celebrations around the Pittsburgh area.

 
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Stephanie Ann Carey

June 04, 2021 |

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

Stephanie Ann Carey, age 49 of McKeesport, passed away on Thursday, June 3, 2021 in UPMC McKeesport Hospital.  Born December 13, 1971 in McKeesport, she is the daughter of David and Janice (Harsmanka) Pysz.  The office manager and an insurance agent for Klingensmith Insurance Agency in Versailles, besides her parents, Stephanie is survived by her husband Michael Carey, her son Adam Carey, her brother David M. Pysz, her brother-in-law Philip Carey, III, her nephew Layke Katona Pysz, and her great-aunts, great-uncles, and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her father-and-mother-in-law Phil and Betty Carey, her grandparents Adam and Cecilia Harsmanka, and her aunt Lucille "Luba" Harsmanka.  

 
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Nancy Louise Essay

June 04, 2021 |

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

Nancy Louise Essay, 84, of Greenock, passed away Friday, June 4, 2021. She was born October 17, 1936 in Greenock and was the daughter of the late Joseph and Bernice (Smock) Wunder. She was the wife of the late Thomas Richard Essay who passed away August 29, 2014. Nancy was a member of the Boston United Methodist Church where she served as church organist for many years. She loved her animals including her ducks, cats and dogs.

 
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Richard J. Crux

June 04, 2021 |

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

Richard J. Crux, age 67, of West Mifflin, passed away on June 3, 2021, at UPMC Mercy. Born in McKeesport on April 24, 1954, he was the son of the late Raymond and Marjorie (Watts) Crux. Richard was retired from Fisher Body-WEMR (Welding Electrical Mechanical Repair), was a coach and umpire for West Mifflin girls’ softball, coached for the West Mifflin Boy Baseball League, was a former member of the West Mifflin School Board, and a member of the Polaris Masonic Lodge #375. Married for 47 years to Ruth E. (Hvizdos) Crux, he is the father of Raymond J. (Jennifer) Crux of Rotterdam, NY, Rebekah L. Crux of West Mifflin, and Rachel B. (Michael) Ruffing of Buckhannon, WV; grandfather of Andrew Crux, Alexis Crux, Layla Chapman, and Mikey Ruffing; brother of Marjorie “Peggy” Crux of Myrtle Beach, SC, Jeanne Scholl of Myrtle Beach, SC, late Bobby Crux, late Linda Files Balint, and late Thomas Clemons. Visitation will be held on Monday, June 7, 2021, from 2-7 P.M. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 15110, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER, SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER, FUNERAL DIRECTOR, where a Blessing Service will be held on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at 10:00 A.M., with the Rev. Stan Gregorek officiating.  Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Mifflin. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Safe Haven, 2295 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131.

 


Joyce D. Young

June 04, 2021 |

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

Joyce D. Young, age 77, of White Oak, died June 3, 2021, at Hempfield Manor.  Born April 1, 1944, in Wilkinsburg, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Pearl (Franks) Rawson and the beloved wife of John Young for 56 years.

 
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Milan J. “Meach” Stojakovich

June 04, 2021 |

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

Milan J. “Meach” Stojakovich, 89, of North Versailles succumbed to his battle with lung cancer on June 2, 2021. Born Feb 26, 1932 in Duquesne to the late Paul and Violet Stojakovich. Milan was a member of St. Robert Bellarmine Church in East McKeesport. He was a Korean War vet and worked 40+ years at US Steel. He loved spending time in his garden, fishing and at the flea market. He made a friend everywhere he went and will be sadly missed. He was preceded in death by his wife Berta Stojakovich. He is survived by his children Patricia Stojakovich, Michael Stojakovich, and Joseph Stojakovich. Grandchildren Bria (Nico) Williams, Michael (Robyn) Stojakovich, and Joseph Stojakovich. Great Grandchildren Jeffrey, Bella, Nico, Melody, Annabelle, Ben, & Delilah.

 
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Jean (Berkovitz) Falce

June 04, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

Jean (Berkovitz) Falce, 91, formerly of North Versailles. She spent the last nine years living with her daughter, son-in-law, and granddaughter. Jean died peacefully in her home surrounded by her loved ones, and her favorite cat, Stewie. Wife of the late Reynold Falce. Loving mother of Lisa (Carl) Tuscan and the late Lori (surviving Tom) Wratcher. Grandmother of Gina Tuscan (Greg Buchko).

Everyone was always welcome at her house, and you were guaranteed a great meal. She loved to have time with her family. One of her favorite holidays was Christmas Eve and having the feast of the seven fishes with her family.

The family would like to thank Angels for the Elderly and Gallagher Hospice. Thanks to Jean’s loving caregivers, Renee, Bobbi, Kathy, her nurse’s aide Jocelyn, and her amazing nurse, Kimmy.

 
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David Given Sr.

June 04, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

David Given Sr., 73, of North Versailles Twp. died May 28, 2021. Born May 27, 1948. Son of Alexander and Gertrude Given. Lived in North Versailles all his life. Graduated from high school in Wilmerding. Started working at Westinghouse Electric in East Pittsburgh. He was drafted into the Army. He spent 15 months in Vietnam. He earned 2 Bronze Stars. He returned to his job and worked there for a total of 23 years, before they shut down.

He joined the VFW in 1969. He became very active in the organization. He held several offices before becoming the first Vietnam Veteran to become Post Commander. He was a life member of the VFW. He was the Adjutant and Bar Manager. He also was a Life Member of American Legion Post 701 in White Oak. He was a member of Loyal Order of the Moose #86. He met his wife, Nancy in 1970. They married in September of 1970.

 
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Mary Bernadette "Bernie" (Snyder) Comunale

June 04, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

Mary Bernadette (Snyder) Comunale of North Versailles Twp., 82, died May 31, 2021. Born in McKeesport on January 27, 1939, “Bernie”, was the daughter of Rose Marie (Mulligan) and Walter Paul Snyder. Wife of late James “Fats” Comunale. Beloved Mother of James Comunale (Pam), Constance Darnley (William), Julie Aubin (Lorne), and Lisa Howell (Gary). Grandmother of Brooke and Joshua Howell. Sister of Walter Snyder and Margaret Kraus. She is also loved by many nieces nephews, relatives and friends.

Bernie was a graduate of St. Peter’s High School in 1957. Dedicated 33 years at Wabtec working for AVI Food Services. She loved playing cards, bingo and watching Jeopardy. Most of all she loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

 
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Beatrice A. Eversole

June 03, 2021 |

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

Beatrice A. Eversole, age 90, of Glassport, died on Thursday, June 3, 2021. She was born in Kyser, West Virginia on June 17, 1930 and is the daughter of the late Henry and Mae Dunathan Miller and the wife of the late Olen B. Eversole.

She enjoyed playing bingo, baking, and cooking for her family. Her favorite time was when she worked at the Dravosburg Truck Stop.

 
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Harry F. Spudy

June 03, 2021 |

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

Harry F. Spudy 93, of North Huntingdon died Wednesday June 2, 2021 at his home. Harry was born August 19, 1927 in McKeesport son of the late Herman Frederick and Amy Lester Spudy. Prior to retirement he was employed as a Sheet Metal Worker at Westinghouse. He was a veteran of the Korean War having served in the US Army. Harry was a member of Circleville United Methodist Church and a member of The Free and Accepted Masons, Shidle Lodge 601 in Irwin with 50 years of service. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Jane LaRue Spudy, brother Al "Whitey" Spudy, sisters Betty Stokes, Dorothy McCartney, Ruth Shaffer, and Mildred Badstibner. He is survived by his sons, Karl and his wife, Renee, and Kirk and his wife, Suzy; one brother, William Spudy; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, Monday 4-8 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Tuesday at 11a.m. in the funeral home chapel followed by interment in Long Run Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the VFW Post 781, 100 Billot Ave, N. Huntingdon, Pa 15642. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 
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Robert Michael Bell

June 02, 2021 |

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

Robert Michael Bell passed away on May 26, 2021 in San Diego, California. He was born May 30, 1937 in McKeesport, PA to Velma (Egan) and Joseph Bell. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend. He is survived by his children Heather and Michael (Debra), his grandchildren Joseph and Jacob, his cousin Carol Fennelly, his niece Danielle (Ian) and sister-in-law Patricia Bell. He was preceded in death by his wife Kathryn Marie Bell, daughter Ann Marie Bell, his parents, his sister Kathleen (Fred) Berthold and brothers Joseph R. and Ronald Bell.

 
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Irwin D. Asushak

June 02, 2021 |

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

Irwin D. Asushak, age 80, of White Oak, died on May 21, 2021. He was born on July 21, 1940 and is the son of the late John and Elizabeth Tarr Asushak.

 
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Chester Stephen Dubos

June 02, 2021 |

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

Chester Stephen Dubos, 89, of Elizabeth Township, passed away at home on Wednesday, June 2, 2021. He was born December 20, 1931 in Royal and was the son of the late John and Veronica (Hisnanick) Dubos. He was the husband of the late Marsha (Reder) Dubos who passed away December 25, 2017. Chester was a member of Saints Joachim and Anne Parish - St. Michael Church in Elizabeth Township.

 
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Audrey W. Salvucci

June 02, 2021 |

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

Audrey W. Salvucci, age 94, of West Mifflin, passed away on June 2, 2021, at Eldercrest Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Munhall. Born on July 10, 1926, she was the daughter of the late William and Jane (Wohl) Weber. She was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish-St. Agnes Church and a member of the Homeville Senior Citizens and the former Knights of Columbus Senior Citizens.

Wife of the late Samuel D. Salvucci Jr., she is the mother of Samuel D. (Kathryn) Salvucci III of Reddy, WV, Susan (Raymond) Roland of White Oak and the late Sandy Schoolcraft; grandmother of Brian Ross, late Clinton Ross, Thorpe (Vanessa) Salvucci, Jessalynn (Ernie) Smelko, Stacey (Derek) Martin, Sharon (Michael) Martin, and Chad (Carla) Roland; great grandmother of Hannah, Jacob, Cassidy, Andrew, Madison, Gabriella, Taylor, Ella, Dominic, Fair and Remy; sister of Joan (late Bernard) Wieszcynski of Harwick, PA, late Pat (late George) Russell and late Jean (late Robert) Booth.

 
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Deborah Ann "Debbie" Wright

June 02, 2021 |

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

Deborah Ann "Debbie" Wright, 69, of Port Vue, passed away Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born May 20, 1952 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late James M. and Janet E. (Thompson) Foster. Debbie was the Manager of Puff Discount Tobacco and retired after 17 + years of service. She had previously worked for the Glassport Dari Delight. She loved her children the most along with her favorite foods and shopping. She is survived by her daughter, Heather Lynn (Larry Yadouga) Wright of Elizabeth Township, son, Brian Lee Wright of  Port Vue, sister, Karen Savage of Liberty Boro, brother, David Foster of Port Vue, nieces, Lori (Ryan) Savage, and Jennifer (Sabri) Keskin and nephew, Matt (Emily) Savage.

 
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Kenneth G. "Buster" Bradley

June 02, 2021 |

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

Kenneth G. "Buster" Bradley, age 73, of McKeesport, originally from Coulter, died May 31, 2021, at AHN Forbes Hospital.  Born October 17, 1947, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Kenneth and Ruth (Sullinger) Bradley.

 
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Bernard M. Hydak

June 02, 2021 |

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

Bernard M. Hydak, 62, of North Versailles, passed away peacefully Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at his home.  He was born January 28, 1959 in Pittsburgh, a son of John B. Hydak and the late Anna Marie Kofman Hydak.  Bernie was a lifetime union carpenter for Local Union 432 and in his spare time enjoyed doing carpentry work in his workshop and renovating his home. 

He was a fan of Facebook and enjoyed sharing his sense of humor with all.  He was an avid Pittsburgh Sports fan and loved being with his grandchildren.  

Bernie spent his life dedicated to his girls, grandchildren and his home. 

He is survived by his daughters, Brandi Suranski and her husband, David, Nicollette Ambroziak and her husband, Timothy, and Olivia Weber; brother, Joseph (Darra) Hydak; nephew, Wayne Hydak; grandchildren, Alexander and Anna Marie Nene and Logan and Greyson Weber.

 
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Cynthia Smith Dorsey

June 02, 2021 |

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

Cynthia Smith Dorsey, affectionately known as Sookie, 69 years old, was born February 6, 1952 in McKeesport, PA.  The beloved daughter of the late Essie and Tina (Taulton) Williams, said her final farewell to the world on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital. She was preceded in death by her late husband, Charles Dorsey, her parents, and siblings, Belinda Williams, Patricia Lee and Essie Williams.

Sookie was a graduate of Elizabeth Forward High School and Community College of Allegheny County, where she obtained an Associate’s degree. She worked for the United States Census Bureau and later retired from McKeesport High School where she enjoyed working as a counselor in the teen parenting program.  

She was a devoted wife, loving mother, and caring grandmother who enjoyed spending time with her family. Sookie was loved by so many people because of her loving heart and generous nature. Sookie was a member of Mt. Ararat Baptist Church in East Liberty and enjoyed attending service there when she was able to.

 
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Michelle L. Ellisor

June 01, 2021 |

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

Michelle L. Ellisor, age 53, of McKeesport, died May 29, 2021, at UPMC Presbyterian. Born September 17, 1967, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late John E.and Linda (Bernath)Savage and the wife of Marvin A. Ellisor, Sr.

Michelle was employed by Community Living & Support Services, where she was an in home caretaker. She enjoyed collecting horse and apple figurines. Michelle loved nothing more than her children and family.

 
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Frances M. Elyes

June 01, 2021 |

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

Frances M. Elyes, age 92 of White Oak, passed away at home on Monday, May 31, 2021.  Born April 6, 1929 in Clarksville, she was a daughter of the late Steven and Mary (Grgas) Barnish.  A retired waitress at Woody's Restaurant in Versailles, Frances was a member of Mary, Mother of God Parish - St. Patrick's Church, the CFU Lodge #146 of Versailles, and its Ladies' Club.  She joins her husband, the late Charles J. Elyes, who passed away August 31, 2018.  Frances is survived by her children Karen (Greg) Rybar of White Oak and Charles E. (Donna) Elyes of Versailles; her grandchildren Matthew (Amy) and Christopher (Cassie) Elyes, Jennifer (Robert) Dailey, and Jessica Matthews; and also her seven great-grandchildren.  

 
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Charles C. "Duke" Tullius

June 01, 2021 |

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

Charles Coleman “Duke” Tullius, age 87 and formerly of Clairton and Elizabeth, passed away peacefully at his daughter’s home surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, May 29, 2021 after a long illness.  Born December 20, 1933 in Clairton to the late Edward and Barbara (Mulkerin) Tullius, Duke was a proud 1952 graduate of Clairton High School.  He served in the US Army at Fort Hood, TX where he was a tank commander.  Returning to Clairton, Duke married his high school sweetheart, Gail E. Decima in 1956.  He retired from U.S. Steel Corporation in the engineering department then worked for the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council as a program director.  Duke was a long time parishioner of Holy Spirit Church in West Mifflin where he led members in Contemplative Prayer with guidance from Fr. Thomas Keating.  Duke was an ardent Pittsburgh Pirate and Steeler fan.  He enjoyed spending time with his family, and was a Little League baseball coach for many years. He is survived by his wife of 64 years Gail E. (Decima) Tullius; daughter Susan (Win) Ziders; son Dr. Charles D. (Michelle) Tullius; grandchildren Matthew (Jaclyn) Ziders, Patrick (Stephanie) Ziders, Capt. David (Philine) Tullius, Claire (Jeremy) Harris; was the loving "Great Pap" to Olivia, Katie, Elaina, Jonathan, Annie, Ailey, Lucas, and Maisie; brother-in-law to Sylvia Tullius; and is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Duke was preceded in death by daughter Barbara A. Tullius, sisters Jane (Wayne) Shaw and Barbara (Marvin) Owens, and brother James Tullius. 

 
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