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Louis T. Campbell, Sr.

March 31, 2023 |

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

Louis T. Campbell, Sr., age 80, of Jefferson Hills, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones on Wednesday, March 29, 2023. He was a member of Monongahela Church of the Nazarene. He had many jobs, including working for Blume Engineering and Allied Security. While working for coal mining companies, he worked as a mechanic and owned Campbell's Lawn Mower Repair where his children were proud to work for their first job. He maintained Lou's Locksmith for years and retired from the maintenance department in the South Park School District. His last job was with the Visiting Angels, which he was very proud of and mentioned to everyone he did that until he was almost 79. He was a Free Mason and member of the Omni Masonic Lodge 582 in Dravosburg, and a long-time member and vice commander of American Legion Post 75 in Clairton. He was proud of being a Santa at Denny's and the mall, where he gave gifts to the kids, and he always had time to camp with his family on the weekends. Born August 11, 1942, he was a son of the late Thomas and Inez (Tessore) Campbell and husband of the late Carol Ann (Paul) Campbell and Deborah J. (Werner) Campbell. He is survived by children, Cindy Lou (Rich) Harrison of Finleyville, Louis Thomas Campbell Jr. of South Park, Melinda Devlin (Shaka) of Floreffe, Kurt Martin of Buena Vista and Derek (Kathryn) Martin of Elizabeth Twp.; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; siblings, Kathy (Butch) Castner and Steve (Susan) Campbell; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wives, he was preceded in death by siblings, Tom (in infancy), Barbara Lee, Billy and Jimmy. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth on Tuesday, April 4, 2023 from 1-4 and 6-8 PM, with a Masonic Service at 7:45 PM. A funeral service will take place on Wednesday, April 5, 2023 at 10 AM at Monongahela Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Raymond DiCamillo officiating. EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT THE CHURCH. Private burial at Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com

 


Joseph Edward Slack

March 31, 2023 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Joseph Edward Slack, 84 of McKeesport, formerly of Dravosburg, passed away on Thursday, March 30, 2023, at UPMC Mckeesport Hospital. He was born in Dravosburg on October 23, 1938, to the late Joseph and Sarah “Evelyn” Rack Slack. Joseph was the loving husband of 34 years to the late Rosalie Sgattoni Slack. He is survived by his son Joseph P. (Janet) Slack of Dravosburg, his daughter Julie A. (Wayne) Kutchak of Liberty Boro, sister Martha Domer of Liberty Boro, grandchildren Wayne Kutchak of Port Vue, and Kristin (Ted) DuBois of Cecil Township, and great-grandchildren Taylor, Teagan, Caden, Noah, and Kennedy as well as many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, Joseph was preceded in death by his daughter Lisa M. Slack and his brother Lawrence Slack. He was a member of Corpus Christi, Mary Mother of God Parish in McKeesport, he was a lifetime NRA member and was also a member of the Elizabeth Township Sportsmen's Club. Joseph served in the United States Army. He worked as a crane operator for Duquesne Slag/Lafarge. Joseph enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, being outdoors, and spending time with family and grandchildren. Family and friends will be received on Sunday, April 2nd, 2023 from 2 P.M. - 6 P.M. at E.C. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 235 Monongahela Ave, Glassport, PA 15045. A blessing service will take place Sunday, April 2nd, 2023 at E.C. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME at 6 P.M. Committal Service and Interment will occur at New St. Joseph in North Versailles on Monday, April 3rd, 2023 at 10 A.M. in the chapel. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 


Robert A. Pecora

March 31, 2023 |

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

Robert A. Pecora, age 79, of McKeesport, Pennsylvania, died March 24, 2023, in Palmetto, Florida. Born September 9, 1943, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Anthony R. and Gertrude (Simco) Pecora. Robert was a 1961 graduate of McKeesport High School and was a member of the McKeesport Tigers Marching Band. He furthered his education at Youngstown State University and graduated in 1967 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business. He served in the Navy and then the Naval Reserves from 1967 through 1971. After serving in the Navy, Robert began his career at Mobile Oil before starting his own businesses within the oil and automotive industry. Robert’s entrepreneurial spirit continued for the rest of his life.

 
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Charles L. Ferrington

March 31, 2023 |

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

Charles L. "Chuck" Ferrington, age 66, of Glassport, died March 26, 2023, at home. Born August 23,1956, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Earl and Donna (Gibson) Ferrington and the husband of Patricia (Aigner) Ferrington for 43 years.
Chuck retired from Martin Marietta Materials in St Antonio, TX, as a Master Maintenance Electrician. He retired as an EM2 in the United States Navy. Chuck was a McKeesport High School graduate of class 1974, and continued his education at Texas A & M University. He was a member of the Liberty Vets Club and enjoyed woodworking, playing online games and was an avid Pittsburgh Penguins fan.

 
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Roger R. Ankney

March 31, 2023 |

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

Roger R. Ankney, age 79, of West Elizabeth, passed away on Thursday, March 30, 2023 at Jefferson Hospital. An Army veteran having served during the Vietnam War, he retired as an industrial painter and supervisor for Avalotis Corporation in Verona. He was a member of Stephen Bayard Masonic Lodge 526 of Elizabeth and the Painter's Union. Born September 28, 1943 in Massena, NY, he was a son of the late Robert Howard and Helen (Lobonich) Ankney. He is survived by his daughter, Lori (Dave) Zelenko of Venetia; granddaughter, Macie (Andrew Puciata) Zelenko of Venetia; stepsons, Scott Pust, Michael (Mary) Pust, Dan (Judy) Pust, Dale (Renee) Pust and Doug (Shelly) Pust; brother, Wayne Ankney of Moyock, NC; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Merrill, Bobby and Richard "Dickie" Ankney. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Sunday, April 2, 2023 from 1 PM until the time of service at 4:30 PM with Rev. Jude Urso officiating. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Bruce L. Jordan

March 30, 2023 |

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

Bruce L. Jordan, 73, of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday, March 30, 2023. He was born in McKeesport on June 15, 1949 and was the son of the late Edwin and Virginia L. (Smart) Jordan. He was an Elizabeth Forward High School graduate, and worked as an HVAC Technician for over30 years for RoJohn's, Germek's, and Puskar Heating & Cooling. Bruce was an excellent woodworker, a very skilled craftsman, and a knowledgeable handyman. A true, real, good, caring soul, and was loved by many. From Sunday dinners to weekend canoe trips, he loved spending quality time with his family.

 
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Judith E. Lash

March 30, 2023 |

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

Judith E. (Plants) Lash, age 74, of Sewickley Twp., passed away on Wednesday, March 29, 2023 at home. She was a member of West Newton Presbyterian Church and enjoyed spending time with her church family. She was head of concessions at the Palace in Greensburg and a former employee of Verizon and Pittsburgh National Bank. Born November 22, 1948 in Monongahela, she was a daughter of the late Grover C. Plants Jr. and the late Clara (Inks) Plants. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, William Lash; daughter, Debbie (Paul) Roth of New Orleans, LA; sons, Todd (Dana) Lash of North Huntingdon and Jeff (Heather) Lash of Pleasant Hills; grandchildren, Spencer Lash of North Huntingdon, Alexis, Joshua and Brandon Roth of New Orleans, and Alyssa Lash of Pleasant Hills; sister, Jayne Anne (Jerry) Goehner of South Park; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by granddaughter, Demi Lash, and sister, Mary Skeddle. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Sunday, April 2, 2023 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. A funeral service will take place on Monday, April 3, 2023 at 10 AM in the funeral home chapel with Pastor John Manon officiating. Burial will follow in West Newton Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Mission 45, 373 Tara Drive, Pleasant Hills, PA 15236. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Barbara A. Thomas

March 29, 2023 |

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

Barbara  A. Thomas, age 72, of Port Vue, died March 22, 2023, at home. Born September 15, 1950, in Port Vue, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Bernice (Byrne) Bronder and the wife of the late Michael Thomas.
Barb dedicated her life to taking care of her son and home. She was a former member of St. Mark Parish. Barb was a strong and selfless woman who was always there for her son.
Barb is survived by her son, Shawn-Colin Thomas, six siblings, and her two cats, Sampson and Sassy.
Arrangements were entrusted to Willig Funeral Home & Crematory.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com
Supervisor, Charles Danforth

 


Pauline Hartos

March 29, 2023 |

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

Pauline Hartos, age 99, of Port Vue, died Saturday, March 25, 2023. She was born on July 8, 1923 in Sandlick, West Virginia and is the daughter of the late Michael and Veronica Mayernik Rusnak. She is the wife of the late Alvin Hartos. 

 
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Zenona C. "Nonie" Pennell

March 28, 2023 |

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

Zenona C. "Nonie" (McKown) Pennell, age 80, of Donora, formerly of Lincoln Borough, passed away on Tuesday, March 28, 2023 at home. Family was the most important thing to her and she loved her grandbabies. Born May 24, 1942 in Elizabeth, she was a daughter of the late Robert McKown Sr. and the late Catherine (Maley) McKown and wife of the late Robert D. Pennell Sr. She is survived by daughters, Julie (Mark) Kallok of Donora and Bobbi (Vincent) Lucot of Glassport; sons, Daniel (Jeanie) Pennell of Perryopolis, James (Carolyn Lehnen) Pennell of Culpepper, VA, Thomas (Liz) Pennell of Elizabeth Twp., Donald (Eileen) Pennell of Elizabeth Twp., Robert (Deborah) Pennell Jr. of Dunbar, William (Tina) Pennell of Lincoln Borough and Kenneth (Sharon McLellan) Pennell of Lincoln Borough; 38 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; brother, Ronald McKown of Buena Vista; also, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by daughters, Geraldine Brown and Elizabeth "Betty Kay" Pennell; grandson, Marc McLellan; and great-grandchildren, Nathan Klein and Emmaline Claire Gower. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth on Friday, March 31, 2023, from 1 PM until the time of service at 6 PM in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Jeff Riker officiating. Private interment at the International Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery, Elk Garden, WV. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com

 


Mark E. Miller

March 28, 2023 |

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

Mark E. Miller, 52, of Elizabeth Township, died March 26, 2023.  He is the son of William F. Miller and the late Marlene (Godine) Miller.  He is survived by his wife Kimberly (McConville) Miller; stepchildren Darrel E. (Heather) Honick, K.C. (Ariel) Gonzalez, and Adam (Elizabeth “Izzy” McCullough) Honick; granddaughter Harley Q. Honick; brother William F. (Trish) Miller, Jr.; sister Michelle (Aaron Brantley) Miller; niece Amanda Miller; nephews Anthony, Joshua and Gabriel Miller and Spencer and Tyler Winston; great nephews Julian, Liam, and Phoenix Miller; also aunts, uncles and cousins.  Mark was a project manager for A.G. Mauro Company. Funeral arrangements by Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the family.

 


Cecelia Eileen Grooms

March 28, 2023 |

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

Cecelia Eileen Grooms, age 80, of West Mifflin, passed away on March 4, 2023, at Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center, in Mechanicsville, VA. Born in McKeesport on September 12, 1942, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Ella (Vranesevic) Ferencz. She was a former sales associate and a former beautician. She was the wife of the late John W. Grooms Sr.; mother of J. Wayne (Tammy) Grooms Jr. of Mechanicsville, VA and late Jeannine M. Hines; grandmother of Ronald W. Hines and Shauney M. Chicka-Hines; sister of Richard (Elsie) Ferencz of West Mifflin, Joanne (Andy) Cerpani of West Mifflin and late James (wife Audrey survives) Ferencz of Penn Hills; stepsister of the late Ray (late Donna) Moss. Visitation will be held on Maundy Thursday, April 6, 2023, from 10:30-11:00 A.M. at Christ Lutheran Church-Duquesne, followed by a Funeral Service at 11:00 A.M., with Pastor John Gropp, officiating. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Mifflin. Arrangements entrusted to the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER, SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER, FUNERAL DIRECTOR.

 


Virginia Kay Moore

March 28, 2023 |

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

Virginia Kay Moore, 77, of Elizabeth Township passed away Monday, March 27, 2023. She was born in McKeesport on November 3, 1945 and was the daughter to the late Rev. Kenneth Charles and Elizabeth Mae (Laird) Fordyce. She was an Elizabeth Forward High School Graduate and went on to obtain her Associates Degree at the Professional Business Institute in Minneapolis, MN. She worked many years as a phlebotomist for McKeesport Hospital; and she also was the proprietor of the Pet Boutique in Charleroi. A long time member of the Boston United Methodist Church and former member of the Ladies Auxiliary for the Central Volunteer Fire Co, and a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

 
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William (“Mr. Bill”) Robinette

March 27, 2023 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

William (“Mr. Bill”) Robinette, 73, died March 21, 2023, in Illinois after a battle with an illness. Born in Cumberland, Md., he grew up in the Pittsburgh area, where his parents owned a brass and silver plating shop, and he graduated from McKeesport Area High School. He remained a Pittsburgh Steelers fan his entire life and watched weekly games in Lombard with the Chicago area Steelers fan club.

A talented bass player who worked with acts such as The Vogues and The Marcels, in 1974 Mr. Bill went into the live sound business working for Heil Sound, Centaur System, and Advanced Audio, where his clients included Boz Scaggs, McCoy Tyner, Herman’s Hermits, reggae star Jimmy Cliff, and others. His sound system background brought him to Chicago in 1975 where he did installations in area studios, roller rinks, and discotheques.

In addition to installing sound systems and touring as a professional bassist, Mr. Bill also served as a ring announcer for wrestling matches, including for World Wrestling Entertainment and for more than 15 years with the WCPW in Chicago, where he was known as “The Round Mound of Sound.”

Mr. Bill also had a thriving business each holiday season as a nationally known professional Santa Claus, including for four years at the White House during the Obama Administration.

 
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Sharren (Hutsenpiller) Breakey

March 27, 2023 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

Sharren (Hutsenpiller) Breakey, of East McKeesport, passed on Friday, March 24, 2023, at the age of 71. She was the devoted wife of Gerald Breakey for 37 years. She was the loving mother of George Boehm, Christian Boehm, and the late Earl Boehm; adoring grandmother of Spencer, Bailey, Christian, George, Connor, and Chance. Sharren is also survived by her sister, Louise George, her mother-in-law, Evelyn Felmlee, other relatives, and many friends. In addition to her son Earl, she was preceded in passing by her parents, Charles and Dorothy (Huemme) Hutsenpiller.

Those who knew Sharren knew her as someone full of love for animals, for her garden, and most of all for her family and friends.  She loved her knitting, crocheting, sewing and other crafting, always sharing her work with others.  She was an avid reader especially loving the British mysteries. She also loved to cook. Her cheerful attitude and wisdom were shared with many people in her life.

 
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Elizabeth Alworth

March 27, 2023 |

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

Elizabeth Alworth, 88, of McKeesport died Wednesday March 22, 2023. No visitation, service private. Arrangements were in charge of James F. Kutch Funeral Homes & Crematory, 433 Lincoln Highway, East McKeesport, PA 15035.

 


Mala Renee Marts

March 27, 2023 |

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

Mala Renee Marts of East McKeesport passed peacefully Thursday March 23, 2023 surrounded by her loving family.  Mala devoted a large portion of her life as a C.N.A. compassionately caring for others.  Her compassion also included the four-legged creatures, she always made time to feed the strays and all other animals in need.    

Mala is survived by her loving husband Ronald A. Marts, mother Rose Gray, step-father Joseph Watkins, and brother Ronald (Christine) Gray. She was preceded in death by her father Skip Gray. No visitation, service private.

Arrangements were in care of James F. Kutch Funeral Homes & Crematory, 433 Lincoln Highway, East McKeesport, PA 15035.

 


Rhonda Yvonne Cash

March 27, 2023 |

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

Rhonda Yvonne Cash, 62, of McKeesport, PA departed this life Thursday, March 16, 2023 while resting peacefully at her daughter’s home. She was born July 29, 1960, in McKeesport, PA. She was the daughter of the late Robert and Clara Cash.

Rhonda was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church since a young child, she also sang in the choir. She was a former member of McKea Temple #322. After the sudden death of her kids father Rudy, Rhonda was a stay at home mother for many years until she became employed at Phar-Mor. She worked there until the store closed. When she wasn’t working, she was cooking, spending time with her children and grandchildren; or she was at her second home Bingo. If you knew Rhonda, then you know she never bit her tongue for nobody. She didn’t play when it came to her kids, grandkids or her family. When they called, she came running with no questions asked. There was never a dull moment around her; even when she was fighting Cancer, she still cracked her jokes and talked her mess. Her smile, unique laugh, sassiness, and most of all, her love will be missed by many.

 
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Walter R. Worek Jr.

March 26, 2023 |

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

Walter R. Worek Jr., Age 83, of West Mifflin, passed away Sunday, March 26, 2023, at Jefferson Hills Rehabilitation & Wellness Center. Born in Glassport, on November 19, 1939, he was the son of the Late Walter and Elizabeth (Michaels) Worek Sr. He was a retired teller for various banks, ending with PNC. He was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish – St. Joseph Church and the Duquesne Annex Volunteer Fire Department where he served as Vice President. He loved the Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers. Walter is the beloved husband of 60 years to Carol (Ruggier) Worek; father of Arlene (Bruce) Goetz of Mars, John (Sharen) Worek of West Mifflin and David (Maria) Worek of South Riding, VA; Grandfather of Ben (Lauren) Worek, Brian Worek, Molly Worek, Megan Worek, Shelly Worek, Josh Goetz, Ali Goetz, Ian Goetz and Rachel Goetz; Brother of Late Eugene (wife Beverly survives) Worek and Dennis (Debbie) Worek of VA; Nephew of Aileen (Late Albert “Bob”) Michaels of Duquesne; Brother-In-Law of Sandi (Late Gerry) Como of Pleasant Hills, Shelly (Late Paul) Ruggier of Elizabeth Twp. and Thomas (Late Evie) Fichera of West Mifflin. He is also survived by many Nieces and Nephews.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 28, 2023, from 1-4 and 6-8 pm at the MALOY- SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, PA 15110, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER, SUPERVISOR, WILLIAN BRIAN SCHLEIFER, FUNERAL DIRECTOR, where a Blessing Service will be held on Wednesday, March 29, 2023, at 9:30 am, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am, at St. Joseph Church-Duquesne, with Rev. Nick Mastrangelo officiating. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to The Alzheimers Association. Walter’s family would like to give a special thank you to his caregivers and Monarch Hospice for their kind and compassionate care.

 


Mollie Theresa Claar

March 26, 2023 |

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

Mollie Theresa Claar 90, of Elizabeth Township passed away Friday, March 24, 2023. She was born February 23, 1933 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Gust and Catherine (Bosnak) Navaroli. She was the loving wife of the late Albert Bryce Claar who passed away September 16, 2010; and the mother of the late David Albert Claar who passed away October 15, 2015.

 
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Glenn Murtha

March 25, 2023 |

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

Glenn Murtha, 96, of Houston, Texas, passed away Thursday March 16, 2023.  He was born March 2, 1927 in Dravosburg, Pennsylvania, and was the 4th of 8 children born to the late John and Marie Murtha. He was preceded in death by his brothers Louis (Lois), Pierpont OH; William (Audrey), Kenneth, and Robert (Shirley) Murtha all from Elizabeth Township, PA. He is survived by his spouse of 63 years, Darlene Stirling Murtha of Houston, TX; his children Pam (Mike) Mazor of Ann Arbor, MI and Glenn Murtha of Houston, TX; his grandsons Kevin (Brittany) Mazor of Chicago, IL and Bryan Mazor of Denver Colorado; sister June of Elizabeth Township, PA;  sister-in-law Esther of Keyser WV; brothers Ronald (Lita) of Bradenton, FL and James (Jackie) of Elizabeth Township, PA plus many nieces and nephews.

 
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Jennifer Youngerman

March 25, 2023 |

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

Jennifer Youngerman, 57, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, March 23, 2023 at Forbes Regional Hospital.  She was born October 1, 1965 in McKeesport, a daughter of Hilda Brown Youngerman and the late Kenneth Youngerman.  In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her brother, Kenneth and sisters, Lisa Ann and Amy.  Services are private.  Arrangements made by James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


George E. Seman

March 24, 2023 |

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

George E. Seman, 82, of McKeesport, formerly of Elizabeth Township, passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2023. He was born February 16, 1941 in McKeesport and was the son of the late George and Marie E. (Semago) Seman. He was the husband of the late Virginia Fields (MacFarlane) Seman, who passed away in 2012. George was raised in Glassport and went on the graduate from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh. He went on to work for Westinghouse as a graphic engineer for over 30 years. George loved dogs and children. He took great pride in being infantile and was a kid at heart. He was a kind, giving and gentle soul and will be greatly missed.

 
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Michael J. Shinavski

March 24, 2023 |

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

Michael J. Shinavski, age 89, of Elizabeth Twp., formerly of Elizabeth, passed away on Friday, March 24, 2023 at Jefferson Hospital. An Army veteran having served during the Korean War, he was a retired steelworker at US Steel National Tube in McKeesport and a former maintenance employee for the Elizabeth Forward School District. A member of Mary Mother of God Parish in White Oak, he liked hunting, fishing and the outdoors, and enjoyed going to the family camp in Tidioute. Born May 4, 1933 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Michael and Mary (Feltz) Shinavski and husband of the late Catherine A. (Pavol) Shinavski. He is survived by sons, Michael J. Shinavski of Elizabeth Twp. and Kenneth J. (Darla) Shinavski of Farmington; grandchildren, Katelyn, Eva, Laura and Julie; daughter-in-law, Lorraine Shinavski of South Park; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by son, David Shinavski. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Monday, March 27, 2023 from 4-8 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Tuesday, March 28, 2023 at 10 AM at Corpus Christi Church in McKeesport with the Rev. Terry O'Connor officiating. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Julia Dufalla

March 24, 2023 |

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

Julia Dufalla, age 96 of West Mifflin, passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at Paramount Senior Living of South Hills.  Born June 13, 1926 in Clairton, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Julia (Kolcun) Dufalla.  Julia was a medical secretary and Tech for Bell Telephone/Verizon for 45 years.  She was a member of Ascension of Our Lord Byzantine Catholic Church in Clairton  She is survived by nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents she was preceded by her brothers Andrew, John and Michael Dufalla; and her sisters Ann Turick, Mary Graban, Helen Solo, Irene Parish, and Margaret Dufalla.  Friends will be received from 10 AM to 11:30 AM Monday, March 27, 2023 with a Parastas service at 11:30 AM in the A.J. Bekavac Funeral Home.  A Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated at 12 PM Monday March 27, 2023 in Ascension of Our Lord Byzantine Catholic Church, Clairton, with Father Ivan Mina as celebrant. Burial will follow in Ascension Cemetery, Clairton. Arrangements by A. J. Bekavac Funeral Home.  www.bekavacfuneralhome.com

 


Michael Ganley

March 24, 2023 |

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

Michael Ganley, age 71, of White Oak, died March 14, 2023, at UPMC East.  Born November 18, 1951, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Charles Sr. and Theresa (Lawley) Ganley.  Michael graduated from McKeesport High School and received his Bachelor's Degree from Duquesne University.  Michael loved his daughter and cherished their trips to theme parks, with Disney being one of their favorites.

 
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Bonnie Rae Streeter

March 23, 2023 |

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

Bonnie Rae (Kruszka) Streeter, age 78, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at Canterbury Place. She retired as an investment assistant for the Drug Enforcement Agency in San Diego, CA. Born January 16, 1945 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late William and Helen (Burda) Kruszka. She is survived by her daughter, Julie Streeter of The Villages, FL; and cousins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, Randy and Larry Kruszka. No visitation or services are planned. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Eileen R. Fine

March 23, 2023 |

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

Eileen R. Fine, 80, of Rostraver Township, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, March 22, 2023. She was born February 5, 1943 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Carl and Ellen (Landers) Byrand.

 
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Cynthia Dragosin

March 23, 2023 |

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

Cynthia Ann (Coburn) Dragosin, age 72 of Clairton, passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 in Jefferson Hospital.  Born July 24, 1950 in Connellsville, she was a daughter of the late James Patrick Coburn, Sr. and Bernadine Yvonne (Mascara) Coburn. She attended Mount Mercy Women's College and California State College of Pennsylvania with a major in biology. Cynthia was a natural IT expert; as well as a certified Sony video conferencing specialist, audio and video scriptwriter, software trainer and did video production. Her expertise with animation software landed her into performing the computerized pencil test for Tom Petty's video "Running Down A Dream" and so many more accomplishments in all of her fields. She currently worked in operations for I Can Distribution in Pittsburgh and was a contract administrating agent with Can Research Laboratories Inc. through Dragosin Production Works.  Cynthia actively participated in her Catholic parishes all of her life: choir and guitarist, 2nd grade/Holy Communion and CCD teacher at St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church in Dunbar and St. Clare of Assissi Church Clairton. She was also a member of Triumph of the Holy Cross Parish - St. Clare of Assisi Church, Clairton.

 
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Kenneth Bruce Cechman

March 22, 2023 |

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

Kenneth Bruce Cechman, of Pitcairn, age 76, died at his residence on March 20, 2023. He is the son of the late Larue and Ruth Africa Cechman and was born in Wilkinsburg on Oct. 28, 1946. 

 
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George Sanders

March 22, 2023 |

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

On March 17, 2023, George Sanders, Loving Father, Brother and Life Partner passed away in the city of Duquesne, PA. George is survived by the (Late Johnny Lee Sanders and Late Florence Victoria Price), Daughter, Kandice Stanley and Son, Shaquawn Drake, Siblings: Henry Allen Cook, (Late, Dornetta Walls), Donald Victor Cook, Elizabeth Flowers, Jeannette Diane Clark, Sylvia Saunders, and Lori Sanders, Grandchildren: Kiairra Joseph, Calvonte and Dorsae Moore, Jarelle Mason, Reuben Williams Jr., Shakaira and Sky'lynn Drake, Jahlani, DeMario, Anaejah, Chad, Zion, Ciera, Josiah, Chris, Elijah, Aynahis, Cartier, Daylin, Travious, Mohogany, Lionel Jr., and Batman King Baldwin, Great Grandchildren: Dakota and Dakari Halcomb, Jahlani Jr., Life Partner: Vicky Baldwin, Step Children: Danielle, Lashawna, and Jasmin Baldwin, Step Great Grandchild: Jahlani Jr., and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

 
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Pamela Ghafoor

March 22, 2023 |

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

Pamela Ghafoor, age 58, of Dravosburg--Sunrise, June 27, 1964~Sunset, March 22, 2023. Born in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late Jumal and Phyllis (Poindexter) Ghafoor Sr. She liked to braid hair, make clothes and talk about home remedies. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Brittany Barnett of Pittsburgh and Alanzo Williams of Dravosburg; brothers, Jerome Ghafoor of Pittsburgh and Gerard Ghafoor of Turtle Creek and sister, Phyllis Denise Ghafoor of Pittsburgh. She was preceded in death by her brothers, late Jumal Ghafoor Jr. and late Derek Ghafoor. There is no visitation. A Memorial Service will be announced with time and place. Arrangements entrusted to the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE,412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER, SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER, FUNERAL DIRECTOR.

 


Marcy G. Westerlund

March 22, 2023 |

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

Marcy G. Westerlund, 63, of Lebanon, Pennsylvania passed away Tuesday, February 14, 2023 at home.
Born April 11, 1959 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Robert L. and Lois E. (Peterson) Gilmore.
Marcy was a musician and teacher, lover of learning new things and all-around happy camper. She earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s of Music Education and Performance from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh and performed with the Three Rivers Saxophone Quartet for 25 years.
She is survived by her loving husband of 40 years Richard J. Westerlund; adored daughter Kathryn L. Westerlund; dear sister Robyn S. Schilke; most-loved cousin Curt Pratt, the ”Keeper of the Koala,” and his wonderful wife Bo; best friend and Buddy Pal for 63 years Lisa Sandonato; and incredible mother-in-law Nancy T. “Grammy” Westerlund.
Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on April 11, 2023 from 4 to 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, raise a glass of your favorite beverage and keep the music playing.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com
Supervisor, Chris Odasso

 


Larry Smith

March 22, 2023 |

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

Larry Smith, 68, was born and raised in McKeesport, Pennsylvania. He was the beloved son of the late Edward and Willie Lou Lewis. Larry entered this world on November 17, 1954, and peacefully departed this life on March 16, 2023.

Larry graduated from South High School. He retired in 2017, after being a Guard Attendant. Larry loved dancing and singing karaoke. He had an infectious smile; you can see him smiling all of the time.  Larry attended St. Luke Baptist church where he was on the Usher Board. He loved his family and friends, especially his aunt Caroline Spears; he just called her (aunt). He loved his aunt Linda Blake; she called him Bub. He also loved his uncle Al Smith, they were best friends. Not to mention, his nieces and nephews were his worlds.

 
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Clara C. (Landsperger) Wright

March 22, 2023 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Clara C. (Landsperger) Wright, 90, of North Huntingdon, died Saturday March 18, 2023. She was born August 17, 1932 in Greensburg, a daughter of the late William Kenneth and Daisy (Miller) Landsperger and was also preceded in death by her husband Joseph R. Wright; her children Joseph R. Wight, William Wright, and Mary “Chink” Wright; a grandson Joseph R. Wright; and siblings Walter, Clarence, Albert, and Robert Landsperger. She is survived by her grandchildren Shayne Paul, Mercedes Wolfe, and Jaime (Alyssa) Wright; great grandchildren Jaimeson Joseph Wright, Addison Vasilko, Aubrey Paul and Madison Husar; a sister Myrtle “Honey” Wright; also nieces and nephews. At Clara’s request there will be no viewing or services. Private interment was in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park. The William Snyder Funeral Home, Irwin, handled arrangements. For online condolences please visit www.snyderfuneralservices.com.

 


Charles J. (Chuck) Novak

March 22, 2023 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Charles J. Novak, 69, of Pitcairn, passed away on Sunday, March 19, 2023. He was born September 24, 1953 in Pittsburgh, a son of late Edward and Barbara (Crowe) Novak. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother Ernest Novak, sister Corrine Novak, sister in-law Sandra Novak, and brother in-law Johan Hild. Chuck was was a member of Faith Bible Baptist Church, Wilkins Township, and a graduate of East Allegheny High School.

 
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Lois D. Jacobovitz

March 22, 2023 |

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

Lois D. Jacobovitz, 71, formerly of North Huntingdon, residing in Ohio, passed away Monday, March 20, 2023. She was born December 20, 1951 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Bertram and Phyllis (Ursiny) Leader. Prior to her retirement, Lois was an Avon Representative, administrative assistant for Newmark and a member of New Hope Presbyterian Church. Lois was an avid canine lover and enjoyed her time with her many special needs pups. She also loved to cook and crochet blankets for others. In addition to her parents, Lois was preceded in death by her brothers, William Leader, and John Leader and his wife Marsha, as well as her brother-in-law Morris Decolati. She is survived by her loving husband of 47 years, Ronald Jacobovitz; son, Jonathan Jacobovitz and his wife, Brittany; daughter, Katie Jacobovitz and Garrett Fenstermaker; sisters, Jane Decolati, Marjory "Doe" Burtnett and her husband Richard; and beloved grandson, Dallas; as well as many wonderful nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 3-8 p.m. on Friday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA 15642. A funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at New Hope Presbyterian Church, 12727 Lincoln Way, North Huntingdon, PA 15642. Interment to follow in South Versailles Cemetery, Coulter, PA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to New Hope Presbyterian Church in North Huntingdon. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 

 


Loretta L. Yablonsky

March 21, 2023 |

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

Loretta L. Yablonsky, age 91, of Port Vue, died on March 8, 2023. She was born in Port Vue, PA on December 20, 1931, and is the daughter of the late John and Margaret Spernock Kutchak and the wife of the late John Robert Yablonsky. 

 
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Edna A. Tolman

March 21, 2023 |

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

Edna A. Tolman, 98, of Irwin, passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital. She was born October 27, 1924 in Steubenville, OH, a daughter of the late Adam and Pasqualina (Ialenti) Bello. Edna was a jewelry clerk for Woolworth and enjoyed making crafts. She attended Christian Center Church and New Life Tabernacle Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Guy W. Tolman, brothers, Edward and Fulvio; and sister, Dora Zalenski. She is survived by her daughters, Gloria Moxson, Catherine Smail, Patricia Tatar; sister, Claudia Ranalli; grandchildren, David Smail (Debra), George "Buddy" Tatar (Nicole), Kelly DePierre (Dakota); great-grandchildren, Michael, Nicholas and Briana; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA 15642. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel. Entombment to follow in St. Joseph Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Westmoreland Humane Society. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Michael T. Sollosi

March 21, 2023 |

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

Michael T. Sollosi, age 90, of McKeesport, died March 17, 2023, at UPMC McKeesport. Born April 17, 1932, in Elrama, he was the son of the late Thomas and Margaret (Mestar) Szollosi and the husband of the late Gloria Sollosi for 66 years.

 
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Janet Lou Lundberg

March 20, 2023 |

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

Janet Lou Lundberg, age 87, of Point Pleasant Retirement Community, formerly of Washington Street in McKeesport, died Friday, March 17, 2023. She was born in Pitcairn, on January 25, 1936 and is the daughter of the late Chauncey and Flora Williams Scarbrough. She was the wife of the late James Lundberg and was a self-employed medical transcriptionist, truly enjoyed cooking, cross stitching, reading and many years ago loved to play tennis. 

 
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Joseph J. Lane

March 20, 2023 |

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

I am devastated to announce the passing of my beloved son, Joseph James Lane.  Joseph passed away peacefully on March 15, 2023 at Children's Hospital surrounded by his family.  Joseph was born July 28, 1998 to mother, Amy K. Lane of Sutersville and father, Thomas M. Lane of North Huntingdon.  Joseph was preceded in death by his paternal great-grandfather, Joseph Smith and maternal aunt, Jennifer Black.  He is survived by his maternal grandparents, Jim and Judy Black; paternal grandmother, Toni Lane; great paternal grandmother, Ardeth Smith; and uncle, Steven Lane.  Joseph was the smartest, kindest, most gentle, honest, patient and joyful little boy that I could ever imagine.  Even though Joseph struggled with many difficult illnesses throughout his short life, he always had the brightest smile in the room.  His joyful and peaceful spirit pulled you in and made you feel the same joy he felt.  Joseph loved to go to the mall to ride the train and the "ding ding" elevator.  He also enjoyed going to the movies.  He loved going to Kennywood Park to ride the train and watch the parade.  Joseph also enjoyed hanging out at home in his hammock swing watching his favorite Veggietales and Sesame Street videos.  He loved to be silly and tease his nurse, Pam and his Mommy.  He especially loved when Mimi and PapPap came for a visit so he could tease them and play games with them.  He also enjoyed when his GeeGee and Daddy would visit and take him on a bike ride.  He always looked forward to his Daddy bringing him a purple balloon.  Joseph attended Clelian Heights School for Exceptional Children and graduated from Yough Sr. High School.  The family would like to thank all the doctors and nurses at Children’s Hospital, especially Dr. Michael Moritz for his 24 years of exceptional care and commitment to Joseph.  We would also like to thank Dr. Ian Pollack for giving us an extra three years with Joseph and Dr. Glen Cannon for performing a surgery that extended the life of Joseph's transplanted kidney.  We would also like to thank Dr. Scott Mauer and Carol May for helping us through Joseph's last days and for making Joseph's passing peaceful.  I am forever grateful to the nurses of 7B and the ICU for helping me cope and for happily tending to every single need that Joseph had.  And the family wishes to express our heartfelt gratitude to Joseph's nurse, Pamela Baxter for her five years of selfless, dedication and love.  Friends will be received from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 23, 2023 at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 2:30 p.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Irwin.  Interment will take place at Irwin Union Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Evelyn E. Rusteikas

March 20, 2023 |

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

Evelyn E. Rusteikas, 98, of Duquesne died Saturday, March 18, 2023, near the home of her son at the Westminster retirement community in Lake Ridge VA. She was born November 1, 1924, in McKeesport, daughter of the late John and Sophie (Ranchik) Slaney. She was preceded in her death by her husband of 55 years Leo F. Rusteikas, who died on September 7, 2011, and her sisters Mary Slaney and Irene (Slaney) Sovak.

She is survived by her son Gregory (Lori) Rusteikas of Manassas VA; grandchildren Scott (Melissa) Rusteikas of Concord NC and Christi (Matthew) Marcheschi of Buffalo Grove IL; great grandchildren Gianna, Gemma, Natalie, Andrew, and Finley.

Evelyn was a member of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Lake Ridge VA, and a longtime former member of St. Joseph Catholic Church (St. Thomas The Apostle Parish) in Duquesne.

Visitation will be from 2:00pm to 5:00pm on Sunday at Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300. Blessing service will be at 9:30am Monday at the funeral home followed by a funeral Mass at 10:00am in St. Joseph Church, Duquesne, with the Rev. Dan Sweeney officiating. Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Catholic Charity of Pittsburgh, 212 9th St., Pittsburgh, PA, 15222.

 


Phyllis Turner

March 20, 2023 |

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

Phyllis Irene Turner, age 95, formerly of Elizabeth, passed away on Thursday, March 16, 2023 at Jefferson Hills Manor. She was a former employee of Kmart in Pleasant Hills, the Lou Thayer store and Glos Automotive, and she enjoyed playing bingo. Born April 13, 1927 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Jack and Irene (McCorkle) Lynch and wife of the late James Dale Turner Sr. She is survived by sons, James Dale Turner Jr. of Elizabeth, Edward A. (Melissa) Turner of Addison and Thomas (Darla) Turner of Elizabeth; 11 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; brother, Jack Lynch of Ruffsdale; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by son, Timothy L. Turner, and sister, Ruth Andrisko. Visitation, funeral service and burial were private. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Kenneth J. Nemes

March 20, 2023 |

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

Kenneth J. Nemes, age 58 of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Friday, March 17, 2023 at home.  Born June 2, 1964 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Alexander and Joanne (Garish) Nemes.  Ken worked as a contruction worker and loved to ride his motorcycle and drive his 1974 Dodge Charger.  He was a member of the Duckpin Bowling League at the Glassport Lanes.  Ken is survived by his wife Debbie (Harrison) Nemes; his son Kenneth J. Nemes, Jr. at home, his daughter Ashley (fiance Chad Bailey) Nemes of McKeesport, his son Joshua (Sheila) Nemes of Elizabeth Borough, his son Dillion (fiancee Alissa Byrne) Nemes of Wilkinsburg; his grandchildren, Kristopher Laughlin, Philip Stahley, Dane Bock, Kyiah, Xander, Izzabella, Kali, Tina Marie, Naomi and Chase Nemes; his sister Terry A. Case of Dravosburg, brothers Dan Nemes of North Carolina, Alex & Timothy Nemes of Ohio, Dean Nemes of Irwin, and Charles Nemes; and nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother David Nemes.  

 
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Barbara Ann Bland Tzanakis

March 19, 2023 |

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

Barbara Ann Bland Tzanakis, Barb, as she was more commonly known, of West Mifflin, died Friday, March 17, 2023 and was born July 28, 1933 in New Martinsville, West Virginia. The youngest of two children born to Mary G. Tustin and John Leroy Bland. She graduated from Magnolia High School in Paden City, West Virginia in 1951 with her favorite classes being music and band. After high school, Barbara attended flight attendant training school for Capitol Airlines in busy NYC. She didn’t complete this, electing to come home to West Virginia to assist her mother, and work for Sterling Faucet. She met and married George Tzanakis in 1957 and the couple moved to Morgantown, W.VA, so that George could complete his degree from WVU with Barb working for Olin Mathison. It was during this time that George and Barbara welcomed their first child, George Michael in 1958.

 
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Rita C. Jaso

March 19, 2023 |

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

Rita C. Jaso,  age 91, of McKeesport, died March 18, 2023, at Corner View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born June 18, 1931, in Penn Hills, she was the daughter of the late Matis and Anna (Tarby) Lepovsky and the wife of the late Julius Jaso.

 
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F Darrin Bill

March 19, 2023 |

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

Darrin "Bear" Bill, age 60, of Liberty Borough, died March 17, 2023, at home. Born January 5, 1963, he was the son of the late Faik and Janice (Grimes) Bill and the husband of Roseanna "Raven" (Fletcher) Bill.

Bear retired from UPS, where he was a truck driver. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting and the freedom of riding his motorcycle. Bear had a way with animals and trained many, from bears to squirrels. He also had a passion for taxidermy and tattoos. Bear loved music and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his son, Jared (Patricia) Bill of Pittsburgh; step-sons, Jesse (Danielle) McLaughlin and Justin (Faith) McLaughlin; grandchildren, Jayden, Gwenevere, Kayla, Kirsten, Kylie, and Christian; brothers, Darril (Kim) of Orlando, FL and Darric (Kimberly) Bill of Irwin; also many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will be received at Willig Funeral Home & Crematory on Tuesday, March 21, 2023, from 4 p.m. until the time of last leave at 8 p.m. 

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

Supervisor, Charles Danforth

 


Dwight LeRoy Hackett

March 19, 2023 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Dwight LeRoy Hackett, 76, of Murrysville, went on to meet his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday March 17, 2023 due to multiple health complications. He was a much loved musician, composer, arranger, pianist, teacher, and choir director.

He grew up in McKeesport and resided in Murrysville. He taught choral music at Norwin School District from 1969-1978 and at East Allegheny School district from 1990-2008 where he directed a few musicals. He was Minister of Music at Christian Fellowship Center/Living Waters Congregational Church from 1978-2020. He co-founded SyntheSound Studio a music recording studio instructing and producing there from 1978-1990. Dwight played French horn early in his career as an extra with the Pittsburgh Symphony and later as a freelance musician and also played with the Westmoreland Symphony which is where he met his wife Jan.

He taught privately, after retiring from teaching, at the Music Room in Irwin from 2009-2016 and at the I Am Music Academy as co-owner with his wife from 2009-2023. He taught piano-jazz and french horn. Dwight loved his farm, motorcycles, and sports cars.

 
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Freda (Misura) Horgas

March 18, 2023 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Jefferson Memorial Cemetery Funeral Home

Freda (Misura) Horgas, of West Mifflin, began her peaceful journey on Thursday, March 16, 2023.

She will leave a deep hole in the hearts of her children Audean (Berkley) Godehn, Blaise (Lori) Horgas, and especially her grandchildren Lauren and Bradley Horgas. She is also survived by her nieces and nephews (including great and great-great) along with her dear friends Ronald "Ping" Stagon and Rich Toner.

 
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Alan Wayne Mathews

March 18, 2023 |

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

Alan Wayne Mathews, 64, of Elizabeth, PA was born January 17, 1959 in Duquesne, PA.  He was the beloved son to the late Lloyd T. Mathews and Betty Morris.

Alan graduated from Elizabeth Forward High School, Class of 76, and went on to study at Penn State University, Carnegie Mellon University, and University of Hawaii, Hilo. He was the oldest of three siblings.

In his youth, Alan was an amateur figure skater alongside his sister Ellen. They competed along the East coast as members of the United States Figure Skating Association. After graduation, Alan turned professional and auditioned for the Ice Capades. He toured the United States and Canada for several years, and worked his way up to become lighting designer. 

Alan spent many years living in Hilo, HI, where he pursued an active lifestyle that included scuba diving and spearfishing. He returned to Elizabeth and reconnected with his skating colleagues while working at several ice rinks in the area. Alan also assisted his mother and aunt in their activities with the Pittsburgh Council of Three Rivers Indian Center. Alan was a contract security guard at the West Mifflin location of Bombardier Transportation Holdings.

 
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Joan C. Shedlock

March 18, 2023 |

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

Joan C. Shedlock, age 84, of Brentwood, formerly of West Mifflin, passed away on Friday, March 17, 2023, at Southwestern Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.  Born in McKeesport on December 20, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Theodore and Mary (Ganle) Nemes. She was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish-St. Joseph Church. She enjoyed working jigsaw puzzles and watching “Family Feud.” Joan was the wife of the late Edward J. Shedlock; mother of Paul E. Shedlock of West Mifflin and Jennifer Haskins of West Mifflin; sister of the late June (late Charles “Bud”) Dudgeon and the late Robert (late Margaret) Nemes. She is also survived by nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Monday, March 20, 2023, from 4-8 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 Blessing Service will be held on Tuesday, March 21, 2023, at 10:00 a.m., with Deacon Ron Demblowski, officiating. Burial will follow in St. Elias Cemetery, West Mifflin.

 


Catherine P. "Cathy" Tomko

March 18, 2023 |

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

Catherine P. “Cathy” Tomko, age 77, of West Mifflin, passed away on Saturday, March 18, 2023, at home. Born in Pittsburgh on October 19, 1945, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Mary Grace (Gables) Shannon. She worked in Media Sales, was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish-St. Agnes Church, enjoyed boating, traveling, cruising all over the world with her husband Dean, and was a devoted “GG” and “Auntie.” Cathy is survived by her husband of 14 years, Dean Tomko; children, Michelle (Brian) Blankenship of Morgantown, WV, Heather (Jon) Wagner of Haymarket, VA, Meghan (Ryan) Kruse of West Deer, Laurel Wentz of Blowingrock, NC, Jeff (Bridgette) Tomko of Danville; niece, Kelly Kuhn of Reserve Twp.; sisters, Thomasine (Mickey) Glamp of Reserve Twp and the late Deborah Marafiotti; grandchildren, Savannah Dervis, Reilly Wagner, Jack Wagner, Grant Wagner, Zach Kruse, Hayden Kruse, Liam Tomko, Tessa Tomko, and Breece Tomko. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, March 22, 2023, at 10:00 a.m.,  at St. Agnes Church, 622 St. Agnes Lane, West Mifflin, 15122, with Rev. Dan Sweeney, officiating. EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER, SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER, FUNERAL DIRECTOR.

 


Glenn I. "Oz" Schumann

March 18, 2023 |

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

Glenn I. “Oz” Schuman, 75 of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Tuesday, March 14, 2023 at home. A Veteran, Glenn served in the Vietnam War with the Air Force. He worked as a salesman for Schumann Auto Parts and was a former auto parts salesman for Bowser Automotive. Glenn enjoyed photography, cooking, music and had a love for fishing.  Born on May 10, 1947 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Glenn H. and June (Davies) Schumann. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Elaine U. (Ford) Schumann; three sons, Rodney Schumann of Elizabeth, Curt (Gretchen) Schumann of Elizabeth Twp., and Bryan “Jake” (Shuxia) Schumann of Qingdao, China; two daughters, Cynthia (Dale) Schmaltz of Franklin, IN, and Connie (Stephen) Gallagher of Pittsburgh; 12 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; step grandchildren; a brother, Tim Schumann of Clairton; a sister in-law, Ren Schumann of Pittsburgh; a step sister, Loretta James; a step brother, Mark DePollo; and a brother in-law, Mike DePollo; nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his stepmother, Ruth Schumann; a sister, Deborah DePollo and a brother, Leslie H. Schumann. Friends will be received at the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth, PA,  from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, March 20, 2023. A service will take place in the funeral home chapel at 12 Noon on Tuesday, March 21, 2023, with Pastor Dan Bach officiating. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Memorial contributions can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 600 River Avenue Suite 400, Pittsburgh PA, 15212. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com

 


Diana L. (Domer) Hale

March 18, 2023 |

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

Diana L. “Lynnie” (Domer) Hale, 62, of Elizabeth, passed away on Friday, March 17, 2023 at the Canterbury Place, Lawrenceville. Born in Tennessee on July 25, 1960, she was a daughter of the late Stephen Fedorka and the late Barbara (Domer) Janicki. Lynnie was a former delivery driver at Mikes Pizza and Mama Pepino’s in Elizabeth and most recently for the former Hall of Fame Pizza in Clairton. She had a love for crafting and shopping and most of all, loved talking on the phone with her cousin Brenda for hours and hours. She is survived by her sister, Tina (Luke) Wellmon of Townville; two brothers, Michael Kadar of Midland, NC and Wayne Kadar of Elizabeth. She is also survived by aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Aaron A. “Swift Eagle” Hale; sister, Lori McIntosh; and brother, Joseph M. Kadar, Sr. No visitation is scheduled. Private burial will take place in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com

 


Daniel L. Piskor

March 18, 2023 |

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

Daniel L. Piskor, age 79, of West Mifflin, passed away on Friday, March 17, 2023 (St. Patrick’s Day), at home, in the presence of and surrounded by the love of his family. Born in Duquesne on September 9, 1943, he was the son of the late Stephen T. & Sylvia (Zavonovich) Piskor. He was employed at U.S. Steel-Duquesne Works, in the Primary Mill, Builders Square, and Shop and Save, in Century Square, as the Dairy Manager. He was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish-Holy Name Church and the A.A.R.P. Chapter # 3172, at the Thompson Run Club and enjoyed bowling and going to the casino.  Daniel was the husband of 58 years to Darlene (Bacik) Piskor; father of Dan (Sue) Piskor of Springfield, VA and Dean (Susan) Piskor of Mechanicsburg, PA; grandfather of Diana (Jake) Glaser of Centerville, VA; and brother of Stephen (Barb) Piskor of Fox Chapel. There will be no visitation or services at this time. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. “Those we love don’t go away; they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard but always near, still loved, still missed and very dear. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; love leaves a memory no one can steal.”  Arrangements entrusted to the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER, SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER, FUNERAL DIRECTOR.

 


William W. Roberts

March 17, 2023 |

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

William W. Roberts, 95, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, March 17, 2023 at Transitions Healthcare, North Huntingdon. He was born July 14, 1927 in Graceton , Pa., a son of the late Carlyle and Bessie (Oakley) Roberts. Prior to his retirement, Bill was a generator inspector for Westinghouse Electric his whole career, and a WWII veteran of the US Army. He was a member of Circleville United Methodist Church and enjoyed golfing, bowling and spending time outdoors in his garden in his spare time. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Robert, Thomas and John Roberts; sisters, Pauline and Marie. He is survived by his loving wife, Doris (Endler) Roberts; son, Wayne Roberts, daughter, Lorraine Roberts; and sister, Dolores (William) Henderson of Ohio and Sister in law Marguerite (John) Roberts.. There will be no visitation. Arrangements made by James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA 15642. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Joseph Duane Russell

March 17, 2023 |

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

Joseph “Joe” Duane Russell, age 77, of Port Vue, passed away peacefully on March 15, 2023, surrounded by the love of his family.  Born in Detroit, MI, on October 24, 1945, the loving son of the late Joseph Kirkland and Mary Abigail Russell.  Joe spent 50 years as an over-the-road truck driver, where he inherited an intense love of the highway and open road.  He looked forward to traveling to new places and relaxing with the love of his life, Laura.  He also thoroughly enjoyed watching his grandkids play and splash all of the water out of his backyard pool, his weekly visits with his best friend John over a cold Coors Light, and simply spending time with his family.

 
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June M. Filson

March 17, 2023 |

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

June M. (Quinn) Filson, age 96, died at home in Irwin, PA, on March 15, 2023.  She was employed by Joseph Hornes Co., Pittsburgh, Jaison’s Department Store, McKeesport, and Kauffman’s Department Store, Century III Mall.  She was a Christian, and a longtime member of the McKeesport Presbyterian Church, where she served as a Deacon and member of the Women’s Association.  She was active at the First United Presbyterian Church of Boston, PA, and the Presbyterian Church of Jamesburg, NJ.  She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 939, Versailles.

 
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D. Anthony "Tony" Consales

March 16, 2023 |

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

D. Anthony "Tony" Consales, 98, of White Oak, passed away Thursday, March 16, 2023 at home. He was born in McKeesport on February 24, 1925 and was the son of the late Ben and Mary (Capasso) Consales.
Tony was a World War II US Army Veteran who had served under General George Patton in the 4th Armored Division, US 3rd Army. He fought in 5 major battles: Normandy, Northern France, Central Europe Ardennes-Alsace, The Battle of the Bulge in Belgium and Rhineland, Germany. For his service he was awarded many medals and campaign ribbons, including The Distinguished Presidential Citation. Upon returning home he worked with his father doing construction for their company, the former Eagle Construction. He then went on to work as a foreman for Levinson Steel and also worked in home remodeling until he was 85 years old. Tony was also a scratch golfer in his early years and averaged 200 + a game bowler in numerous traveling men's leagues. He also enjoyed ballroom and square dancing. He was a very charismatic person who could have a great conversation with anyone and strived for perfection in all that he did. He loved his children, grandchildren and great-grandchild and will be greatly missed by all.

 
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Scott DeVerse

March 16, 2023 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Scott R. DeVerse, 52, died Feb. 28, 2023.  He is the son of Robert DeVerse and the late Victoria Ressler DeVerse.  He is survived by his son Dylan Mains; brothers Shawn, Ronald and Brandon DeVerse; sister Wendy Ressler; significant other Roberta Mains; nephews Chester (Angel Noble) Stone, Jr and Shane Weisend; and niece Destiny Owens.  Funeral arrangements by Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport.

 


James P. "Jim" Whitlock

March 16, 2023 |

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

James P. “Jim” Whitlock, age 65, of Pitcairn, passed away on Wednesday, March 15, 2023, at Transitions Healthcare in Washington, PA. Born in Greenville, PA on September 29, 1957, he was the son of the late Frank & Oleva (McBride) Whitlock. He worked for K-Mart and was a Truck Driver for Schneider National. He enjoyed hunting. He is survived by his wife Margaret “Peggy” (Dern) Whitlock; children Ryan (Noko) Whitlock of Japan, Chad (Heather Quear) Whitlock of Beaver, Marissa (Dave Mullinax) Whitlock of Fineview, Ron Preisach of East McKeesport, Robin (Ron) Gehry of Turtle Creek; 9 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild due in July; and sister, Jane (Michael) Sturgin of Clarks Mills.  No visitation or services are planned.  Arrangements entrusted to the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER, SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER, FUNERAL DIRECTOR.

 


Walter "Bud" Leseman

March 16, 2023 |

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

Walter "Bud" Leseman, 75, of Smithton, passed away Wednesday, March 15, 2023.  He was born July 15, 1947 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Walter and Lorraine (Sinclair) Leseman.  Prior to his retirement, Bud was a truck driver for Huttig.  He was a member of St. Edward Church, vice president of Herminie #2 Game Club and enjoyed hunting and fishing.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Tom and Mark Leseman, sister, Rae Ann, and grandson, Xavier.  He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Nancy (Anzur) Leseman; daughters, Rachel Hrach and her husband, Bruce, Jennifer Leseman; brother, Charles (Roni) Leseman; sister, Christine Leseman Skelly; grandchildren, Victoria, Samantha, Katie, Daniel; and one great-grandchild.  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, PA  15642.  A funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment in Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Greensburg.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Robert R. O'Bryon

March 16, 2023 |

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

Robert R. O'Bryon, 80, of North Huntingdon, passed away at home on Wednesday, March 15, 2023. He was born August 6, 1942 in McKeesport, a son of the late Raymond and Mary (Oliver) O'Bryon. Bob was President of Mar Ray Inc. and after retirement, he was a barista at Sheetz for 11 years, worked for Enterprise for three years and Jim Shorkey for eight years. He enjoyed golfing, gambling, playing cards and was an avid Steelers fan. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Tracy and son, Scott. He is survived by his wife, Merlyn (Miller) O'Bryon; daughter, Debbie Jennette and her husband, William; brother, Donald (Janis) O'Bryon; grandchildren, Kendra (Matt) Nicholas, Cody Jennette, Raimey O'Bryon; and his beloved puggle, Bruno. Friends will be received from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. on Sunday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA 15642. A funeral service will take place on Monday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, www.nationalmssociety.org

www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Patricia "Patty" Y. Hardman

March 16, 2023 |

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

Patricia "Patty" Yvonne Hardman, 62, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, March 15, 2023.   She was born November 28, 1960 in Turtle Creek, a daughter of the late George E. and Dorothy L. Hardman.  Patty was a graduate of Norwin Sr. High School Class of '79 and attended Business Careers Institute WWC (Banking) and the Hawaiian University for accounting.  She worked in the banking industry for many years and later was a caregiver for her parents.   She enjoyed living in Hawaii, was passionate in serving others and had a strong faith in the Lord.  She is survived by her friend, Rosanne Zezza Slates; several nieces and nephews; and a close circle of girlfriends.  Patty had compassion and faith.  She would help forward and used her gifts to serve and care for others.  “Well done good and faithful servant.”  A celebration of life will be held at Moments Event Center (behind James W. Shirley Funeral Home), Friday, March 24, 2023 from 6-8 p.m. for prayer, music and fellowship.  Arrangements made by James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Dave E. Manns

March 16, 2023 |

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

Dave Manns, son of Joseph and Emma (Laban) Manns, passed on Wednesday, March 15, 2023 at Forbes Regional Hospital.  He was the "love of her life" to Elaine (Leshnock) Manns for 60 years.  They were always seen holding hands.  He is survived by his sons, David J., Jeffrey J., Jason S. (Amy) and Keith (Nicole); brother, Leonard (Jackie) Manns; sisters, Jo Marie (Bob) Wozniak, Judi (Gerry) Hoover; and step granddaughter, Maddie.  Dave was a veteran of the US Army and worked for the US Postal Service for 46 years walking many miles delivering mail.  He made many friends there with his bubbling personality.  Dave loved to read and really enjoyed music, especially the "oldies" and singing along with them.  Visitations will be private.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association in memory of Dave.  Arrangements made by James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Margaret A. "Mrs. C" Cegelski

March 16, 2023 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

  Marlene A. “Mrs. C“  Cegelski, 82, of Glassport, died peacefully on March 15, 2023.  She is the daughter of the late Charles and Anne (Yuhasz) Passafiume and wife of the late Ray Cegelski. She is survived by her sons Mark (Irene) Cegelski and Gregg Cegelski; daughters Geralyn (Mark) Testa, Lori (Mike) Kline; grandchildren Mason, Evan and Isaiah Kline, Mackenzie, Maitlyn and Madisyn Cegelski; Raychel and Rebecca Testa; sister Jeanne (the late Albert) Devine; sisters-in-law Dolores Pass and Alice Szmyd; dear friends Mary Rollason and Anna Jean Surman; also nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother Charles Pass. Marlene was a member of St. Joachim & Anne Parish; attended Duquesne University; was a retired school teacher, a youth group coordinator, school bus driver, and the owner of River City Junction.  Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport on Sun. from 5 to 7.  A funeral mass will be held Mon. 10:30 am at Queen of the Rosary Church.  Interment following Round Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the White Oak Animal Safe Haven 2295 Lincoln Way White Oak, PA 15131 phone 4126728901.

 


Barbara R. Evans

March 16, 2023 |

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

Barbara R. Evans, age 83, of McKeesport, died March 14, 2023, at Excela Health Westmoreland.  Born June 16, 1939, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Nellie Lanning and Hector Karabin and wife of the late Lee Evans.

 
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Albert T. Kustra

March 16, 2023 |

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

Albert T. Kustra, age 97, of McKeesport, died March 14, 2023, at Walden’s View of North Huntingdon. Born March 14, 1926, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Anthony and Mary Ann Kustra and husband of the late Barbara “Betty” (Kowalski) Kustra.

 
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Peter Vasilas

March 16, 2023 |

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

Peter Vasilas, 65, of White Oak, passed away Saturday, March 11, 2023. He was born July 20, 1957 in McKeesport and was the son of Alice (Koteros) Vasilas of White Oak and the late Theodore Peter Vasilas. He was a member of the Annunciation of the Greek Orthodox Church in White Oak and was retired from the Dietary Dept. of UPMC McKeesport Hospital. Peter is survived by his cousins, William C. (Michelle) Chuleas and their son Carlin of Flint, MI, and Phyllis (Mace) Matiosian of Santa Barbara, CA; and a niece, Alice Matiosian. Friends are welcome Friday, March 17, 2023, from 9:30am - 11:30am at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 1638 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131. (412) 672-6322 Troy J. Gilbert, Director. Funeral Service will be held at the Annunciation of the Greek Orthodox Church on Friday, March 17, 2023, at 12:00pm. Interment will follow at the McKeesport and Versailles Cemetery. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 


Florence "Flo" Antonella

March 15, 2023 |

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

Florence "Flo" Antonella, age 90 of McKeesport, passed away on Wednesday, March 15, 2023 in Walden's View of North Huntingdon.  Born January 3, 1933 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Felix and Pauline (Tomaino) Marasco.  A former volunteer at McKeesport Hospital, Flo was a member of Mary, Mother of God Parish and a secretary and member of the Confraternity of Christian Mothers at the former St. Perpetua Church.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years Pete A. Antonella, who passed away May 20, 2013, and her siblings Maryann Tagaole and Joseph and John Marasco.  Flo is survived by her son Gary (Diane) Antonella of Mt. Vernon, her granddaughter Brianne Antonella, and also nieces and nephews.  

 
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Robert “Bob” Lepsch

March 15, 2023 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

Robert “Bob” Lepsch, of North Versailles, formerly of Coulter, passed on Friday, March 10, 2023, at the age of 66. Bob was the devoted husband of Anna (Levy) Lepsch for 36 wonderful years. He was the loving father of Christopher (Courtney) Lepsch, Cassandra (Jai) Major, and adoring grandfather of Jason. Bob is also survived by his sisters, Rose Ann (Dennis) Torok and Kathy (late Guy) Esposito, sister-in-law, Ella (Donnie) Davis, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Bob loved music and Godzilla. He also loved cars, especially Hot Rods. He enjoyed Martial Arts and was a certified “Ninja”. Above all, he loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them. They were the center of his world.

 
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Quinn Derek Kirkland

March 15, 2023 |

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

Quinn Derek Kirkland, 60, of West Mifflin, was born June 4, 1962, in McKeesport, PA. He was the beloved son of Helen (Ruffin) Kirkland and the late Edward D. Giles.

Quinn attended school at Duquesne High School. For a short period of time, Quinn was in the United States Navy; but that wasn’t him. Quinn was known as DJ Peach. He played at the Name of the Game and Broc & Newts Bar.

 
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Tanika Lynn Hampton

March 15, 2023 |

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

Tanika Lynn Hampton, 48, died March 11, 2023. She was born March 22, 1974. Arrangements are in charge of Robert A. Waters Funeral Home. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Tanika Lynn Hampton, please visit our floral store.

 
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Alberta (Kwolkoski) Landstrom

March 15, 2023 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Alberta (Kwolkoski) Landstrom, 88, of Dunwoody, GA, formerly of East McKeesport, died Thursday March 9, 2023. She was born December 14, 1934 in East McKeesport, a daughter of the late Albert and Elizabeth (Lokay) Kwolkoski and was also preceded in death by her husband of 61 years Duane P. Landstrom. She was a graduate of East McKeesport High School and employed by Westinghouse Electric Corporation. She was an avid fan of sports, especially of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pittsburgh Penguins. She is survived by her son Robert Landstrom and his wife Gena of Decatur, GA; her grandchildren Juergie (Erica) Landstrom, Broedy Landstrom, and Tyler Trosclair; her siblings Joseph (Suzie) Kwolkoski of Clemmons NC, Yvonne (Bill) Waldron of Jeannette, and Jack (Barb) Kwolkoski of Glendale, AZ; also numerous nieces and nephews.

 
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Douglas "DR" Williams

March 15, 2023 |

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

Douglas "DR" Williams, 75, of Penn Hills, passed away suddenly Monday, March 6, 2023 at home.  He was born August 30, 1947 in Lexington, KY  and was the son of Ondeine E. (Rau) Williams of Penn Hills and the late Bill L. Williams.  DR was a US Army Veteran during the Vietnam War and enjoyed the outdoors, gardening and animals, especially his cat, "Pretty Girl". He will be greatly missed. In addition to his mother, he is survived by sister, Bari (Vince) Veltre of White Oak; brother, Richard (Becky) Williams of Loris, SC; and nieces and nephews.  In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his sister, Roxanne L. Williams. There is no visitation. Arrangements are by the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 1638 Lincoln Way, White Oak. (412) 672-6322 Troy J. Gilbert, Director. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 


Thomas "Tom" Morrissey Jr.

March 15, 2023 |

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

Thomas "Tom" Morrissey Jr., age 49, of White Oak, passed away unexpectedly on March 12, 2023.

After graduating from McKeesport High School in 1991, Tom attended California University of Pennsylvania. There he met his wife, Christine, and made lasting friendships as a Phi Kappa Theta fraternity member and playing for the Roosterhead Rugby club team. Tom was an avid outdoorsman; he loved telling and retelling a good story, watching the Penguins, listening to Johnny Cash, and all things Irish.

After college, Tom built homes with Warren & Alcott Construction before moving on to wastewater treatment plant start-up and operations. Most recently, he worked for PA American Water at their McKeesport facility.

Tom was a proud father of Emily and Kelly and thoroughly enjoyed supporting all aspects of their various activities.
He was a lifetime member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and a longtime member of the Smithton Sportsman Association. Tom also had a grass-cutting business where he enjoyed providing a much-needed, dependable service to many of his elderly customers.

 
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Jordan Dominick Eubanks

March 15, 2023 |

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

Jordan Dominick Eubanks was born December 15, 1992, in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, the beloved son of Ebony D. Smith and Henry A. Eubanks Jr. Jordan attended McKeesport High School and obtained his Highschool Diploma. 

On Wednesday, March 1, 2023, Jordan would lose his life to senseless violence, protecting himself until the end as a warrior against lost souls. He was a responsible Licensed gun owner for multiple years without incident. Jordan Eubanks was not a gangbanger, drug dealer, or drug addict… He was a son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin, and friend. Worked hard, had no interest in worldly possessions, and was not a threat to anyone! A young man figuring out life his way the best way he knew how… Jordan will forever be remembered as a WARRIOR.

Jordan was an introvert who stayed in his own bubble described by his Mother. A beautiful spirit who believed in his faith. Focused on fulfilling the goals he created and caring for the people he loved nearest to him. he never caused any trouble nor sought out any. A young man whose character spoke volumes and whose values succeeded him. He showed true, unwaveringly, unconditional, and consistent love above and beyond anything anyone could imagine. If he trusted you, he allowed you into his personal space, as he possessed a discerning heart. Jordan loved focusing on his inner thoughts and ideas rather than what was happening externally. He wasn't into crowds but loved spending time with the ones he loved and those who loved him. Jordan and his Mother's morning routine was to have coffee. Jordan would call and ask if she had made her coffee. If she had not, he would come over and make a cup for them to enjoy and then have their mother-and-son conversation, which was always inspirational and motivational for them two.

 
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Tynisa Devon Randolph

March 15, 2023 |

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

Tynisa Devon Randolph, 46, of  McKeesport, PA was affectionately known as “Big Red.” She was born October 24, 1976, in McKeesport, PA. She was the beloved daughter of the late Lorenzo Randolph Sr. and Betty Stinson-Whindleton.

Tynisa was a loving companion to Gregory Fields. She adored her pit bull “Diva” aka “Baby” and was a loving and doting godmother to many. She was a self-taught and skillful hairstylist and nail technician; listening to music and singing was her passion.

Tynisa departed this life on March 3, 2023, at her residence in McKeesport, PA. She was preceded in death by her parents; father, Lorenzo Randolph, Sr., mother, Betty Sue Stinson-Whindleton, sister; Zebedee  Stone, and brothers; Ronald Randolph, and Renauld  Randolph.

Tynisa is survived by her loving siblings, three sisters; Twanda Whindleton of McKeesport, PA, Tracy Walker of Albany, GA, and Lynette Randolph of North Versailles, PA, five brothers; LaMar Randolph of Atlanta, GA, Lorenzo Randolph Jr. and Larnell Randolph Sr. both of North Versailles, PA, David Stinson of Wilson, PA, and Daraun Peters of Chantilly, VA; nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Tynisa Devon ("Big Red") Randolph, please visit our floral store.

 


G. Elaine (Lemon) Shoaf

March 14, 2023 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

G. Elaine (Lemon) Shoaf, 92, of Irwin, passed away Friday, March 10, 2023. She was born March 7, 1931 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Elmer G. and Gertrude V. (Davis) Lemon and was also preceded in death by her brother and sister in-law George and Sylvia Lemon, and brother in-law Bill Lawson.

She was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Irwin, Order of the Eastern Star. She was employed by Lutheran Social Services and was retired from Airtek. Elaine loved being a grandmother, enjoyed making Raggedy Ann Dolls, and she was a pet lover with a special fondness for dogs.

She is survived by her husband of 72 years J. Wayne Shoaf; children Cynthia (Mel) Veverka of North Huntingdon and Jim (Kathy) Shoaf of Greensburg; grandchildren Caitlin (Nikolas) Janin, Kylie Hunter (Morgan Cross), Lauren (Mike) Goodlin, Emily (Brad) Whigham, and Matthew (Kristin) Shoaf; great grandchildren Siena, Stella, Colton, Dustin, Benson, Easton, Connor, and Everette; sister Mary Ellen Lawson of North Carolina; and nieces and nephews.

 
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Paul William Kerber

March 14, 2023 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Paul William Kerber, of North Huntingdon, passed away March 7, 2023. He was the beloved husband of 30 years to Lauretta (Horvat) Kerber; loving father of Paul J. Kerber, Philip Kerber, Sandy (Kerber) Coyne, Brenda (Mitch) Radella, and Donna Marie Kerber; proud grandfather of Katlyn (Morris) Lawson; brother of Ann (Jack) McWilliams, Walter “Dusty” (Karen) Kerber, Katie (the late Richard) Forsythe and Joseph (Kathleen) Kerber; brother-in-law of Catherine Kalas, Stephen (Sheri) Horvat, and Kathy Kerber; son-in-law of Margaret Horvat; and uncle to many nieces and nephews.

Paul was born May 15, 1940 in McKeesport, a son of the late Edward and Alvina (Hornfeck) Kerber and was also preceded in death by siblings Edward Kerber, Mary (the late John) Thornton, Raymond Kerber; two favorite aunts Mary Catherine Kerber and Mary “Minnie” Swartz; and his loyal bichon companion Maxine.

Paul lived his early years playing and working on the Kerber family farm which is now known as Kerber Dairy. Paul was the retired President and CEO of Kerber Landscaping, a successful commercial landscaping company located in Manor, PA. He was well-known for his hard work and dedication to his business throughout the tri-state area. His work ethic was the best of the best with that old school attitude. His famous saying was, “not bad for a poor farmer”. He could also often be seen from 1st Street, in his yard, cutting the grass on his tractor or hitting golf balls while wearing his baseball cap.

 
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Margaret Louise (Stinson) Dennis

March 14, 2023 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Margaret Louise (Stinson) Dennis, age 68, joined the Church Triumphant on February 27, 2023 after a courageous battle with cancer due to Lynch Syndrome Disease. She was preceded in death by her parents, Kathryn Elizabeth (Wallace) and Lee Harris Stinson of Madisonburg, Ohio. She is survived by her husband of 37 years, the Rev. Eric E. Dennis and their sons, the Rev. Dr. Scott Dennis and Andrew J. Dennis. She is also survived by numerous relatives across the United States and Scotland.

Margaret graduated the top of her class from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, the University of Cincinnati, where she was certified in both vocal and instrumental music specializing in the Bassoon. Later she earned a MMEd Degree at VanderCook College of Music in Chicago, Illinois with continuing summer education classed at Villa Nova University in Eastern Pennsylvania.

Margaret played in a number of professional instrumental ensembles including the Ohio Light Opera Orchestra and the Lima Symphony Orchestra. She taught vocal and instrumental music in Ohio and Pennsylvania for a total of 44 years, having retired from the Elizabeth Forward School District in 2020.

Margaret was a loving mother and wife, who enjoyed making music, cooking, baking, painting, playing games and spending her free time with her family at their home. She was playful, charming and had a wonderful sense of humor. Margaret will be deeply and sorely missed by all who knew and loved her.

 
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Herman “D.J.” H. Geiger IV

March 14, 2023 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Herman “D.J.” H. Geiger IV, age 33, or Wilmerding, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, March 6, 2023. He was born December 30, 1989 in Monroeville, a son of Herman Geiger III and Andrea “Andi” (John) Dusak.

He was a Certified Auto Mechanic and had worked for Dave Gates Auto Service in Plum in the past. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his children Jade and Rosalie Geiger and their mother Shannon Mills of Federicktown and other children Gracie Geiger and Herman Geiger V; sisters Adrienne (Tim) Leichliter of Fox Chapel and Nicole (Fiancé John Costello) Geiger of North Versailles; nieces and nephews Ethan, Aubree, Alexis, Emmett and Jacob; grandmother Bonnie Scavo of Monroeville; Aunt Kathy Scavo of Monroeville; Uncle John (Colleen) Scavo of Penn Hills; and cousins Samantha and Tyler Scavo.

 
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Charles G. Mackulin

March 14, 2023 |

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

Charles G. Mackulin, age 61, of Elizabeth, passed away on Monday, March 13, 2023 at home. He was a self-employed landscaper and loved fishing. Born June 16, 1961 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Carl Mackulin and Alice (Metzler) Phillips. He is survived by his sisters, Ruthann Mackulin of Elizabeth and Anna Marie (Randy) Harkins of Hunker; nieces, Shaina (Jeff), Cassie (Jason) and Jenna (Richard); great-nieces, Melody and Cali; great-nephews, Blaze and Ryker; best friends, Dineen Billick and Phil Genaro; also, aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. No visitation is planned. A memorial service will take place at a later date. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com

 


Todd Edward Dworek

March 14, 2023 |

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

Todd Edward Dworek, 56, of Pittsburgh, formerly of Liberty Borough, passed away Saturday, March 11, 2023 at home. He was born September 24, 1966 in McKeesport and was the son of Felix "Joe" and Shirley (Garancsi) Dworek of Liberty Borough. 

 
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Walter C. Cieleska

March 14, 2023 |

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

Walter C. Cieleska, age 95, of White Oak, died March 11, 2023, at Transitions Health Care in North Huntingdon. Born May 28, 1927, in Port Vue, he was the son of the late John Joseph and Mary (Glowata) Cieliczka and the beloved husband of the late Jacqueline (Messner) Cieleska.

 
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Arnold A. Mathe

March 13, 2023 |

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

Arnold A. Mathe, age 89, of West Mifflin, passed away on Monday, March 13, 2023, at UPMC McKeesport. Son of the late Alexander and Irene (Salko) Mathe, he was born in McKeesport on May 3, 1933. He was a retired food broker and salesman and a graduate of Dale Carnegie Sales School. He was a member of St. John Mark Lutheran Church, Homestead, where he served on Council, was a Lector and Usher. He was a Past Master of McKeesport Lodge F&AM #375, a member of F&AM #731 and was involved in youth basketball for the West Mifflin Recreation League. His grandchildren were his life and his great grandchildren were very special to him. He proudly served his Country in the Army during the Korean War. Arnold is the loving husband of 68 years to Jeannette (Miskanic) Mathe; father of Terry Naylor of West Mifflin and Tammy O’Brien of Munhall; grandfather of Christopher Naylor, Zachary (Tosha) Naylor, Dr. Taylor O’Brien and Blake O’Brien; great grandfather of Alexander Naylor, Garrett Naylor and Ava Naylor; and brother of late Thomas Mathe and late Dennis (surviving spouse Joy) Mathe. Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 16, 2023 and Friday, March 17, 2023, from 2-4 and 6-8 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 Masonic Services will take place on Thursday, at 7:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Saturday, March 18, 2023, at 12:00 Noon, with Rev. Robert Gago, officiating. Burial will follow at St. Hedwig Cemetery, West Mifflin, with Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to the family.

 


Dolores R. Gricus

March 13, 2023 |

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

Dolores R. Gricus,  94, of West Mifflin, passed away on Sunday, March 12, 2023.  “Dolly” was born October 31, 1928, the eldest daughter of Bert and Irma (Kapolka) Ponsock. She is survived by her youngest brother, William. She was the beloved wife of the late Frank Stephen Gricus for 59 years. She is survived by five children: Frank, Christine Ryland, Thomas (Pamela), Phyllis (Jay Loeb), and Tamara (David) Kofke. Her son-in-law Robert Ryland also preceded her. “Grandma Dolly” took great delight in her ten grandchildren: Thomas Allison, Ben (Melinda) Allison, Sarah (Scott) Marshall, Rebecca (Will) Thompson, Gretchen (Jeremiah) Witkowski, Max (Kristen) Loeb, Alex Kofke, and Jocelyn Kofke, and step grandchildren David (SuAnne) Loeb and Justin (Cynthia) Loeb.
 
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Lynne Catherine Plum

March 13, 2023 |

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

Lynne Catherine Plum, 85, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Thursday, March 9, 2023. She was born August 28, 1937, in Oak Park, IL., and was the daughter of the late Henry C. and Catherine (Rehbock) Kocmond. She was the wife of the late Attorney Arnold V. Plum who passed away June 5, 2018. They were married 59 years. She was a member of the Mount Vernon Community Presbyterian Church, Twentieth Century Club of McKeesport, and the Youghiogheny Country Club where she was a former 9 Hole Golfer and was in the former Ladies Bowling League. Lynne was also a former member of the McKeesport Hospital Junior Committee and a former volunteer for Meals on Wheels.

 
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Michael W. Faychak III

March 12, 2023 |

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

Michael W. Faychak III, age 61, of Forward Twp., passed away on Saturday, March 11, 2023 at home. He was an installer for Beam Heating & Cooling in Monroeville and sole proprietor of Faychak Heating and Cooling. A member of St. Joachim and Anne Parish, St. Michael Church in Elizabeth Twp., he loved hunting fishing, camping and riding his Harley Davidson. He enjoyed watching his son race BMX, football, snowboarding and skiing. Born August 11, 1961 in McKeesport, he was a son of Rosalie (Fasiczka) Faychak of York, SC and the late Michael W. Faychak Jr. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 41 years, Melinda L. (Meyer) Faychak; son, Michael W. Faychak IV of Forward Twp.; sisters, Michele (Barry) Hallman of York, SC and Nikki Kalcevic of San Antonio, TX; brother, Chris (Michelle) Faychak of Florida; also,A Memorial nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, brothers-in law and sisters-in-law. No visitation is planned. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Monday, May 29, 2023 at 10 AM at St. Joachim and Anne Parish, St. Michael Church with the Rev. Thomas A. Wagner officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to https://www.gofundme.com/f/michael-faychak-medical-and-final-expenses. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Linda M. "Lu Lu" Hippard

March 12, 2023 |

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

Linda M. "Lu Lu" Hippard,  73, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Saturday, March 4, 2023. She was born April 25, 1949 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Earl and Mary (Trainor) Leyland. She was a member of Sts. Joachim and Anne Parish, St. Michael Church, Elizabeth Township and was a 1967 graduate and class vice-president of the former St. Peter's High School in McKeesport. Her unwavering Catholic faith carried her through life and she prayed the Rosary daily. She had a sucessful career in banking that began in Pittsburgh with the former Union National Bank and ended in Florida with Bank of America. After her retirement, she returned to Elizabeth Township where she found joy caring for home bound seniors, the sick, and those with disabilities. Through this she made many friends. She was also a member and former treasurer of the Mon-Yough Trail Council. She will be missed by her loyal, spoiled, loving furbaby, Abby, who was always by her side and was a source of comfort in times of sickness. Linda was grateful knowing her friends, Judy, Jacie and Marei who cared for Abby during hospital stays will continue to love and care for Abby. Linda will be missed by her many friends who loved her as family. If you were fortunate enough to know Linda you would certainly agree that she never met a stranger. They were merely a friend she hadn't met. In most cases they became friends. She always saw the good in people even when the rest of us couldn't.

 
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Richard J. Raposky

March 12, 2023 |

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

Richard J. Raposky, age 63 of Clairton, passed away on  Saturday March 11, 2023 in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.  Born May 4, 1959 in New Eagle, he was a son of the late Michael J. Raposky and Dorothy Jean (Svacs) King.  A 1977 graduate of Clairton High School and a member of Pine Run United Methodist Church in Clairton, Richard was a truck driver working for Posty Trucking but more recently for Nickolich Towing.  He is survived by his daughter Nicole (Scott) Karel of West Mifflin; his grandchildren Savannah and Shawn "Junior" Donnelly and E.J. and Mia Karel; his father Alvin King of Jefferson Hills; his sisters Lynnette (Ray) Zajac of Pleasant Hills and Debbie (Mark) Graham of West Mifflin; his nieces and nephews Kari, Amanda, Rachel, Abby, Kevin, Brittney, Alyssa, Brandon, Ryan, Aiden, Mason, and Jacelyn; his "brother from another mother" Nick Nickolich; and also many aunts and uncles.  Besides his parents, Richard was preceded in death by his nephew Jason Graham.  

 
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Thomas W. “Tom” Kadar, Sr.

March 10, 2023 |

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

Thomas W. “Tom” Kadar, Sr., 70, of Charleroi, passed away Thursday, March 9, 2023 at home. He was born May 30, 1952 in Elizabeth and was the son of the late Peter and Suzanne (Berchok) Kadar. He was the husband of 24 years to the late Donna Lynn Kadar, who passed away May 25, 2017. Tom worked as a long-haul truck driver for many years and owned and operated his own truck. He loved to hang out with his buddies at Jones’ Salvage Yard and was also a member of the Buena Vista Fire Hall. Tom enjoyed racing, going to races and watching his son, Tom Jr., race his car. He also was an avid TV watcher, which he affectionately called “The Tube”. Tom was the best husband, father and pappy anyone could ever ask for and enjoyed going out to lunch and dinner with his family and attending his grandkid’s sporting events. He will be greatly missed.

 
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Michelle D. Vancas

March 10, 2023 |

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

Michelle D. (Colecchi) Vancas, age 72, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away surrounded by her loving family on Friday, March 10, 2023 at Allegheny General Hospital. She was a member of St. Joachim and Anne Parish, St. Michael Church in Elizabeth Twp. and a former clerical worker at Equibank in Pittsburgh. She enjoyed cooking and watching her grandchildren grow up was the highlight of her life.  Born May 7, 1950 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Kern) Colecchi. She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Michael W. Vancas; daughter, Caitlin (Justin) Driscoll of Rostraver Twp.; grandchildren, Everly and Brayden Driscoll; brother, John Colecchi of Colorado Springs, CO; and niece, Mary Colecchi of Denver, CO. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Tuesday, March 14, 2023 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Wednesday, March 15, 2023 at 10 AM in St. Michael Church with the Rev. Thomas A. Wagner officiating. Burial is private. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


William Peter "Bill" Kostyzak, Sr.

March 10, 2023 |

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

William Peter "Bill" Kostyzak, Sr., 86, of Glassport, passed away Thursday, March 9, 2023.  He was born August 12, 1936 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Peter and Ruth (Gross) Kostyzak.  Bill retired from Copperweld after many years of service.  Bill enjoyed playing golf, his favorite courses were Butler's and Seven Springs.  He was a jack of all trades and could fix anything around the house, including the plumbing and electrical.  He was known for his singing and his skill in leather working.  He had a great sense of humor and will be very missed.  He is survived by his wife of 65 years,  Enise M. (Donofrio) Kostyzak; son, Michael R. Kostyzak of Glassport; sister, Ruth Ann Kostyzak of McMurray; grandchildren, Billy, Brad, Brianna, Richie and Dania Kostyzak; great-grandchildren, Richie, Ava and Anya, as well as nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sons, Richard Kostyzak and William Kostyzak,  Jr and his brother, Richard Kostyzak. There is no visitation or services planned. Arrangements are by the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, Director.  Condolences may be made at GilbertFuneralHomeandCrematory.com

 


Anna E. Agosti

March 10, 2023 |

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

Anna E. Agosti, age 88, of Elizabeth Twp., passed peacefully at home surrounded by family on Thursday, March 9, 2023. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Robert Agosti. She was a short-order cook at Johnnie’s Drive-In in West Elizabeth and a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandma, and a member of the former St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth Twp. Born April 26, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Renaldo and Angelina Gornati, and sister of the late Robert, Rudy and Raymond Gornati, Adeline Cortinovis and Elda Romanic. She is survived by her five children, Bobbie (John) Martell of Punta Gorda, FL, Kevin (Julie) Agosti of Plum, Elaine Agosti of Munhall, Laurie (Jeff) Gonze of Elizabeth and Kathi (Tim) Kern of Elizabeth Twp.; 11 grandchildren, Candice Martell of Mesa, AZ, Nicole (Damian) Baskerville of Algier, NC, John (Margaret) Martell of Mesa, AZ, Austin Agosti of Munhall, Christina (Don) Blank of Elizabeth, Melissa Barrickman of Nashville, TN, James Barrickman of Las Vegas, NV, Ana Barrickman of Elizabeth, Riley (Carissa) Kern of Eighty-Four; McKenna (Tyler Crawford) Kern of Manor and Cassidy Kern of Elizabeth Twp.; great-grandchildren, Jackson Martell, Abigail, Gabrielle and Chloe Blank, Natalia, Sophia and Olivia Baskerville and Alexandra, James and Charlotte Martell. She was affectionately referred to as “Mama,” “Poretta” or “Gram” by countless people – young and old – whose lives she touched. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth, Sunday, March 12 from 1-4 and 6-8 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, March 13, 2023 at 10 AM at St. Joachim and Anne Parish, St. Michael Church with the Rev. Thomas A. Wagner officiating. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Carol E. Gergley

March 10, 2023 |

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

Carol E. Gergley, age 86 of Clairton, passed away on Friday, March 10, 2023 in Grandview Estates, Elizabeth Twp.  Born March 6, 1937 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Samuel Mortle and Bertha (Claude) Lowers.  A graduate of Clairton High School, Carol was an active member of Bible Baptist Temple in Jefferson Hills, serving as its pianist and choir director.  She was also a member of the Wilson Civic Association.  In her spare time, Carol loved to play cards and had an amazing tradition of always cooking a big Saturday morning breakfast for family, friends, neighbors, and anyone who wanted to come by.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Eugene "Geno" M. Gergley, who passed away December 11, 2009; her son Darrell Gergley; her daughter Carol "Sissy" Kurta; her brothers Glenn, Wayne, and Ronald Mortle; her son-in-law Richard Kurta; her sister-in-law Mary Lou Mortle.  Carol is survived by her daughters Glinda (Joe) Sekulich, Lora (Craig) Pittman, and Sharla (Jeff) McConeghy, all of Jefferson Hills; her grandchildren Jessica Hernandez, Janel (Aaron) Whitfield, Julianne (David) Dixon, Dustin (Rebekka) Pittman, Garrett (fiancee' Hannah) Pittman, Cody Pittman; Daniel (fiancee' Heather) McConeghy , David (fiancee' Christina) McConeghy, Nicole (Steve) Mongelluzzo, Brandon (Gina) Kurta, Frank Oates, and Shane Oates; her 27 great-grandchildren; her daughters-in-law Renee (Frank) Oates and Billie Jo Kurta; her sisters-in-laws Claudia "Jake" Mortle, Virginia Mortle and Lillian Gergley; her brother-in-law Mike (Joyce) Gergley; and also nieces and nephews.  

 
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Jeremy John Elms

March 09, 2023 |

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

Jeremy John Elms, age 36, of Elizabeth, passed away on Tuesday, March 7, 2023. He was an electrician for Heritage Electrical Services in Imperial. He was a 2004 graduate of Elizabeth Forward High School, attended Dean Technical Institute, and was a member of the Blaine Hill Volunteer Fire Company. Born June 7, 1986 in Pittsburgh, he was a son of Kathleen Elms of Oakmont, formerly of Elizabeth, and the late James H. Elms. In addition to his mother, he is survived by daughter, Ella Rose Elms of Elizabeth; sister, Brittany Elms of Baldwin; also, aunts, uncles and cousins. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Herman and Loretta Elms, and maternal grandparents, John and Olga Pollack. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Monday, March 13, 2023 from 1-4 and 6-8 PM. A funeral service will take place on Tuesday, March 14, 2023 at 10 AM in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Jude Urso officiating. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Robert James Moore

March 09, 2023 |

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

Robert James Moore, age 58, of McKeesport, died on Friday, March 3, 2023. He was born in Duquesne on March 20, 1964 and is the son of the late Mildred Doltz Moore.

 
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William M. Halas

March 09, 2023 |

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

William M. Halas, 90, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2023 at UPMC East Hospital.  He was born May 5, 1932 in Duquesne, a son of the late Michael and Mary (Andre) Halas.  Prior to his retirement, Bill was scheduler for US Steel, Christy Park Works and later worked for Extrude Hone in the maintenance department.  Bill was a veteran of the US Army and a member  the First Evangelical Free Church, McKeesport.  He was a lifelong carpenter and a devoted husband, father and grandfather.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Frank and sister, Helen Kametz.  He is survived by his wife, Dolores E. (Jacob) Halas; sons, Scott and his wife, Lisa, Mark;  sister-in-law, Carolyn Halas; grandchildren, Brandon (Susi) Halas and Danielle (William) Boger; great-grandchildren, Oliver and Benjamin Halas.  Friends will be received from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. on Sunday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  A funeral service will take place on Monday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment will be private in Long Run Cemetery.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Robert Scott Castro, Sr.

March 08, 2023 |

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

Robert Scott Castro, Sr., age 61, of McKeesport, died on March 7, 2023. He was born in McKeesport on February 19, 1962 and is the son of the late Felix and Dolores Finney Castro. Robert was a member of the McKeesport Presbyterian Church and the General Smedley D. Butler Post 701, White Oak American Legion. His specialty was in roofing and labor work, but he did a little bit of everything. He was an avid actor and performed at the McKeesport Little Theater and for Conley’s dinner parties. He never missed a Pittsburgh Pirates game and loved to spend time with his family. He was a fun, loving, jovial guy.

 
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Pamela J. Markovich

March 08, 2023 |

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

Pamela J. Markovich, age 67, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, at UPMC McKeesport. Born in Homestead on April 27, 1955, she is the daughter of Eleanor (Spanitz) Duche of West Mifflin and the late Leonard Evagues Sr. She was a former employee of U.S. Steel and a real estate agent. She was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish-Holy Name Church. Pam was a loyal Steeler fan, calling herself a “Steelerette.” She was also good at art and poetry. She is the mother of Mylo (Sharon) Markovich of Greensburg, Samantha Markovich of Elizabeth and the late Clint Foley; grandmother of Lily Coffey, Ella Coffey, Ben Markovich, Brian Markovich, and Mylo Markovich; sister of Leonard (Joanne) Evagues Jr. of Duquesne, Michaeleene (late Anthony “Carly”) Giannandrea of West Mifflin,Alicia (Brian) Ziemke of Elizabeth Twp., and late Edward Evagues; and boyfriend Val Kruska of Elizabeth Twp. She is also survived by nieces and nephews. There will be no services or visitation. Arrangements entrusted to the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER, SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER, FUNERAL DIRECTOR. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family to defray medical and funeral expenses.

 


Michael J. Melosky

March 08, 2023 |

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

Michael J. Melosky, age 97, of White Oak, died on Tuesday, March 7, 2023. He was born in McKeesport on August 28, 1925, and is the son of the late Michael and Mary Melosky and the husband of the late Elsie I. Pavlick Melosky, who died on December 26, 2011. 

 
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Marsha A. Leader

March 08, 2023 |

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

Marsha A. Leader, 76, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital.  She was born May 12, 1946 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late David and Helen (Stuno) Malamisuro.  Prior to her retirement, Marsha was a secretary for the Westmoreland County Blind Association and Penn State University.  She enjoyed working puzzles, playing card games and Trivial Pursuit, going out to dinner with her family and taking trips to the beach.   In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John B. Leader; and brother, James.  She is survived by her daughters, Michelle Thornton and her husband, Derek, Jennifer Ludwig and her husband, Erik; grandchildren, Savanna, Sierra and Samson.  A memorial service will take place at 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 26, 2023 at James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Westmoreland County Blind Association or the American Cancer Society.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Leslie J. Brown

March 08, 2023 |

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

Leslie J. Brown, age 72, of Penn, PA, formally of McKeesport, died March 5, 2023, at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital. Born June 25, 1950, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Arch and Doris (Hansen) Brown. Leslie retired from the McKesson Corporation, where she was a medical billing supervisor with 32 years of service. She enjoyed trips to the casinos and playing the lottery.

 
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Patrick A. Saxman

March 08, 2023 |

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

Patrick A. Saxman, 53, of Claridge, formerly of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at Forbes Regional Hospital.  He was born February 8, 1970 in Wilkinsburg, a son of Wayne Saxman and the late Diana E. Stiles.  Patrick worked for Hoy Construction and enjoyed vintage cars and going to estate sales.  He is survived by his brother, Erik Saxman; uncles, Vince, Brian, Mark; girlfriend, Kim Harshberger; and good friend Tony.  A celebration of life will take place on Wednesday, March 15, 2023 from 12-2 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Norma "Nun" Sutler

March 07, 2023 |

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

Norma "Nun" Sutler, age 83, of McKeesport, died March 6, 2023, at Select Specialty Hospital of McKeesport. Born on January 22, 1940, in Glassport, she was the daughter of the late George "Bud" and Anna Marie (Krandall) Harff.
Norma was a devoted mother and friend. She cared for her family and home and was known to many as a neighborhood mom. Norma was a former member of the Croatian Club CFU Lodge 146 of Versailles Borough. She enjoyed crossword puzzles and playing cards with friends.

 
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Bernadine M. Petras

March 07, 2023 |

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

Bernadine M. Petras, 84, of N. Huntingdon passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, at Forbes Hospital. She was born July 7, 1938, in the Lawrenceburg neighborhood of Pittsburgh, the eldest daughter of John Andrasko Sr. and Margaret (Krall) Andrasko. She lived with her family in Wall until she married her husband Joe of 67 years on October 1, 1955, and soon moved to N. Huntingdon.  Bernie enjoyed a lifetime of being a talented seamstress and a particularly accomplished cake and pastry baker. She enjoyed every opportunity to listen and dance to polka music.   Bernie was a lifelong member of St. Agnes Parish. She is survived by her husband Joe, sons John (Jennifer), Bill (Diane), Bob (Marianne) and Barry (Amy) along with eight grandchildren and one great-grandson.  Bernie was preceded in death by her parents and her siblings, John Andrasko Jr. and Ron Andrasko and sister Dorothy Bianchi.  Bernie has requested a private service followed by an interment at Good Shepherd Cemetery in Monroeville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Norwin Area Meals On Wheels.  Arrangements made by James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Owen K. Kunzman

March 07, 2023 |

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

Owen K. Kunzman, age 71, of Elizabeth , passed away on Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at Jefferson Hospital. He was a retired plaster and drywall finisher. He was a social member of the Elizabeth and Blaine Hill volunteer fire companies, and enjoyed pool, golf and fishing. Born February 17, 1952 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Edward P. Kunzman Sr. and the late Mae (Delmer) Kunzman. He is survived by his companion with whom he resided, Victoria Rothey; and extended family, Victoria (James) Williams of Jefferson Hills, Grace Ann Williams, Sylvia Marie Williams, James Christian Williams and Jackson Robert Williams. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by Robert C. Rothey Jr. No visitation or services are planned. Memorial contributions may be made to his family. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Randy Louis Lappa

March 07, 2023 |

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

Randy Louis Lappa, 40, of North Huntingdon passed away Sunday, March 5, 2023. He was born August 22, 1982 in McKeesport, a son of Randy and Mary (Szegedy) Lappa. Randy was a graduate of Norwin Sr. High School Class of 2001 and enjoyed playing computer games. He was preceded in death by his nephew, Klye Lappa. Randy is survived by his sister, Dawn Lappa; niece, Alexandra; nephew, Blake; and numerous aunts and uncles. Friends will be received from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  A memorial mass will be celebrated at a later date.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Kyle A. Lappa

March 07, 2023 |

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

Kyle A. Lappa, 29, of North Huntingdon, passed away Sunday, March 5, 2023.  He was born February 5, 1994 in Pittsburgh, a son of Dawn Lappa.  Kyle was a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School Class of 2012 and was a chef for Cenacolo Restaurant.  He enjoyed skateboarding, playing the guitar, writing music, reading and hiking.  He was preceded in death by his uncle, Randy Lappa. Kyle is survived by his maternal grandparents, Randy and Mary Lappa; brother, Blake; and sister, Alexandra Lappa.  Friends will be received from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Irene B. Shiflet

March 06, 2023 |

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

Irene B. Shiflet, age 98, of McKeesport, died on Monday, March 6, 2023. She was born in McKeesport on July 27, 1924 and is the daughter of the late Michael and Mary Santa Barnocki and the wife of the late Samuel P. Shiflet, who died on March 15, 2002.

 
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Jerome Lydell Goodwin

March 06, 2023 |

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

Jerome Lydell Goodwin, age 42, of Port Vue, PA, formerly of Decatur, AL, died on Sunday, February 26, 2023. He was born in Decatur, AL on January 30, 1981 and is the son of the late Jacquelin St. Antione. Jerome proudly served in the United States Marines. 

 
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Harry Jay Naulder

March 06, 2023 |

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

Harry Jay Naulder, 65, of Elizabeth, passed away Sunday, March 5, 2023. He was born in McKeesport on September 4, 1957 and was the son of the late Harry Jay Naulder, Jr. and the late Gail (Morrison) Naulder. He was the husband to the late Lois J. Naulder before her passing in December of 2015. Jay was a graduate of South Allegheny High School. He worked many years as a Truck Driver for Amrox, transporting major chemicals around the area. Hard-working, generous, and so very giving, Jay was a huge family man, and all around a good time. He was especially proud of his son, John. He loved spending time with his grandkids, enjoyed watching sports, going hunting & fishing, but his all time favorite was taking out his Harley or Corvette for joy rides.

 
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Edward A. Toth

March 06, 2023 |

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

Edward A. Toth, age 85 of Jefferson Hills, passed away on Monday, March 6, 2023 in Jefferson Hospital.  Born July 25, 1937 in Clairton, he was a son of the late Joseph and Anna (Evan) Toth.  Edward was the owner of East Bank Machine Co. of Elizabeth and a member of St. John 23rd. Parish - St. Isaac Jogues Church, the Elrama Gun Club, and the Porsche Club of America.   Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, the late Ruthanne (Leasure) Toth, who passed away February 12, 2021, his son Edward A. Toth, his brother Joseph Toth, and his sister Dolores Breda.  Edward is survived by his daughter Valerie (Oscar) Keys of Bel Air, MD, his grandchildren Sierra and Chelsey Keys, his sister Elsie Stolic of Philadelphia, and also nieces and nephews.  

 
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Duane D. Garber, Sr.

March 06, 2023 |

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

Duane D. Garber, Sr., 73, of Elizabeth Township, formerly of Clairton, passed away Saturday, March 4, 2023. He was born July 20, 1949 in McKeesport, and was son to the late Leo and Eva (Synko) Garber. As a Veteran, Duane served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War and was awarded medals and other service honors. He worked many years for Clairton Works - US Steel in the Bug Plant.

 
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Karen L. Sutton

March 06, 2023 |

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

Karen L. (Novak) Sutton, age 71, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Saturday, March 4, 2023 at home. She was a member of St. Joachim and Anne Parish, St. Michael Church in Elizabeth Twp.  She had a huge love for her grandchildren - they were the apple of her eye. Born March 1, 1952 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Louis and Audrey (Cavanaugh) Novak. She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Arthur Sutton; children, Wesley Sutton of Harmony, Amy Owens of McKeesport and Eric (Nancy Ankrom) Sutton of Pleasant Hills; grandchildren, Joshua, Jacob, Hannah, Jackson, Charlotte and Isla; siblings, Thelma Prichard of the state of California, Mary Lou (Tim) Austin of Ludlow and David (Monica) Novak of West Mifflin; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by siblings, Christine McDonald and Susan Novak. No visitation is planned. Private burial in Round Hill Cemetery will take place at a later date. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Henrietta Mary "Sister" Young

March 06, 2023 |

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

Henrietta Mary, "Sister" Young, age 79, of McKeesport, died February 26, 2023, at Kane Community Living Center. Born May 30, 1943, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Walter D. and Henrietta (Slim) Ball.
Henrietta dedicated her life to taking care of her home and family. She was a member of the Beacon Light Church of God. Henrietta enjoyed working in her garden, cooking meals for her family, and crocheting. Spending time and playing with her great-grandkids are the moments she cherished.

 
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Kevin Donald Kvarta

March 05, 2023 |

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

Kevin Donald Kvarta, 31, of Irwin, passed away Saturday, March 4, 2023. He was born April 15, 1991 in Pittsburgh and is the son to Donald Keith Kvarta and Mary Judith (Abromitis) Douglass. Kevin was a caring soul. He always wanted to lend a helping hand, often putting others before himself. He attended the Art Institute of Pittsburgh for Creative Writing, and was very artistic. He created many art pieces, and shared many poems with his family and friends, and even learned a little Japanese in his studies. Kevin also loved gaming; creating storylines, characters, and even the game maps, his artistic ability made all of his thoughts come to life. He worked at Forbes Hospital in the C.S.P. and then moved onto Giant Eagle where he worked in the Deli.

 
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Lewis C. Amicone

March 05, 2023 |

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

Lewis C. Amicone II, 75, of North Huntingdon, passed away Saturday, March 3, 2023 at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital. He was born December 2, 1947 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Lewis and Anna (Iarussi) Amicone. Prior to his retirement, Lew was a salesman for Penn Lincoln Memorial Park and Striffler's Funeral Home. He was a graduate of Norwin Sr. High School and a veteran of the US Navy stationed on board the USS America (CV66) during the Vietnam Era. He enjoyed going to car shows, swap meets, tinkering in his garage and target shooting. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Susan J. Potter Amicone. He is survived by his sons, Lewis and his wife, Susie, Eric (Derdra); grandchildren, Sean, Scott, Nathan, Lily, Emma, Deric and Samuel. Friends will be received from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. on Friday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA 15642. A funeral service will take place on Saturday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment to follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Father's Heart Ministries. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Russell Mark Caley

March 04, 2023 |

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

Russell Mark Caley, age 66, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away Friday, March 3, 2023 at Mon Valley Care Center, after a long and brave fight against Multiple Sclerosis.  Prior to his physical decline, Russell was an avid outdoorsman who loved camping, fishing, and hunting, and was a longtime member of Elizabeth Twp. Sportsman Association. Born in McKeesport on February 2, 1956, he was a son of the late Dean and Dorothy (Carbaugh) Caley. He is survived by two children, Sabrina (Adam) Fossi of Pittsburgh and Alex Caley of Buena Vista; four grandchildren, Audrey and Enzo Fossi, and Seth and Travis Caley; eight siblings, Wanda (Ken) Durick, Diana (Chuck) Dow, Dean “H” Caley, Vernon (Darla) Caley, Sheila (Tom) Jaskolski, Julie (Randy) Bottorff, Curtis (Lisa) Caley, and Aaron (Carrie) Caley; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his former wife, Bambi Caley in 2008.  Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth, PA 15037, on Saturday, March 11, 2023 from 10 AM to 12 Noon.  Private burial will be in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 1501 Reedsdale Swww.bekavacfuneralhome.comtreet, #105, Pittsburgh, PA 15233. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Marcia Malloy

March 03, 2023 |

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

Marcia Malloy, of West Mifflin, passed away on Thursday, March 2, 2023, at the age of 84. She was surrounded by the love of her children, James, Debbie, Colleen (Richard), and Robert (Brenda). She was welcomed into heaven by her husband, James R. Malloy Sr., daughter-in-law, Diane Malloy and her beloved grandson, Johnny Derry. She leaves behind 11 Grandchildren, 4 Grand Doggies, 12 Great Grandchildren, many Nieces and Nephews, many wonderful friends and her much loved dog, Carmella. Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 5 and Monday, March 6, from 2-4 and 6-8 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 Blessing Service will be held on Tuesday, at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Trinity Church-West Mifflin, at 10:00 a.m., with Rev. Dan Sweeney officiating. Burial will follow in Holy Trinity Cemetery.

 


Bonnie L. Vanscoy

March 03, 2023 |

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

Bonnie L. Vanscoy, age 74 of Liberty Borough, passed away on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 in John J. Kane Regional Center - McKeesport.  Born April 13, 1948 in Glassport, she was a daughter of the late James "Bud" and Vera (Gabauer) Wagner.  A former beautician in the area and member of Sts. Joachim and Anne Parish - St. Mark's Church, Liberty Site, Bonnie loved to travel, especially to New Orleans for Mardi Gras and to the casinos of Las Vegas and Atlantic City for a little gambling.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband George Vanscoy, who passed away in 2020, and her son Brian Vanscoy, who passed away in 1994.  Bonnie is survived by her siblings James (Carolyn) Wagner of Glastonbury, CT, Kerry (Phillip) Corey of Liberty Borough, Kay (Timothy) Barry of Salem, OH, Daniel (JoAnna) Wagner of Reno, NV, Janine Wagner of Glassport, Lori (the late Glenn) Kraus of Liberty Borough, and Lisa (David) Thomas of Liberty Borough; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews, and her beloved cat Toby. 

 
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Irene "Renee" E. Fontanese

March 02, 2023 |

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

Irene “Renee” E. Fontanese, age 94, of West Mifflin, passed away on March 2, 2023, at home. Born in Pittsburgh on February 10, 1929, she was the daughter of the late John and Susanne (Benedict) Popovich. She was a former salesperson at Kaufmann’s Century III in the children’s department, a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, a former Girl Scout leader, past president of the West Mifflin High School PTSA and Mon Yough Council PTA. Renee was the wife of the late David J. Fontanese for 37 years; mother of David J. Fontanese Jr. of West Mifflin, Richard (Kathleen) Fontanese of Erie, CO, Susan Fontanese, with whom she resided, Carol (Erich) Deffner of West Mifflin, Nancy (Jim) Schumann of Old Saybrook, CT, and Diane (Jeff) Lioon of Venetia; grandmother of John (Stephanie) Fontanese, Bradley Fontanese, Olivia (Dinesh) Fontanese, Maggie Schumann, James Maxwell Schumann, Katie Schumann, Alex Schumann, Jessica (Fawad) Lioon-Haider, Jeffrey Lioon Jr, Ian Lioon, and Anthony Lioon; and great grandmother of Vivienne Fontanese and Jazmine Lioon-Haider. She was predeceased by her brother and sisters, John (Eileen) Popovich, Mary (Robert) Wandrey, Margaret “Peggy” (Michael) Jugan, Martha Onofrey and Dorothy “Doe” Popovich (late Walter) Chila. Visitation will be held on Monday, March 6, 2023, from 4-8 p.m., and Tuesday, March 7, 2023, from 2-4 and 6-8 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 Blessing Service will take place on Wednesday, March 8, 2023, at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial, at 10:00 a.m., at St. Agnes Church-West Mifflin, with Rev. Daniel Sweeney, officiating. A burial will follow in Jefferson Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the Peter's Township Library Foundation at https://ptlibrary.org/product/donate/

 


Nancy Peebly

March 01, 2023 |

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

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE GATHERING HOURS HAVE BEEN EXTENDED. Nancy Peebly, age 67, of McKeesport died on Wednesday, March 1, 2023. She was born in McKeesport on July 14, 1955 and is the daughter of the late Peter and Catherine Blakley Margliotti. 

 
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Burt F. Whoolery

March 01, 2023 |

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

Burt F. Whoolery, age 70, of Glassport, died on February 26, 2023, in Orlando, FL, surrounded by his family. He was born on September 29, 1952, in McKeesport, PA, and was the son of the late Milton and Antoinette (Bazzone) Whoolery and the husband of Rose (Case) Whoolery.

 
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Michael “Mick” John Trombola

March 01, 2023 |

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

Michael “Mick” John Trombola, age 91, of Irwin, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 28, 2023, at Concordia of Monroeville. He was born in McKeesport on October 25, 1931 and was the son of the late George and Elizabeth Trombola. Michael was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the Navy and a member of St. Elizabeth Anne Seton Parish in Irwin. He was the retired Superintendent of the Municipal Authority of the City of McKeesport. He is preceded in death by his wife, Josephine V. Chapas Trombola who passed away December 11, 2021.

 
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