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Paul Ernest Hollenbeck

August 27, 2019 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Paul Ernest Hollenbeck, 91, passed away at his home in Knoxville, Tenn., July 29, 2019. He was born in McKeesport in 1927, the son of Elizabeth (Parton) and William Martin Hollenbeck.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, a graduate of Robert Morris College, member of the Masonic Fraternity, and the American Legion. His career was spent as a buyer with Westinghouse Electric in McKeesport and later as a manager of quality control with Martin Marietta in Oak Ridge, Tenn.

He leaves his wife of 72 years, Jean Isabel (Haidle) Hollenbeck and daughters Cathy Wieland of Oak Ridge, Tenn., Cynthia O'Hara of Madison, Ala., and Paula Kraemer from Daniel Island, S.C. He will be missed by 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were private. Inurnment was at the East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery, Knoxville, Tenn. Services in charge of Cremation Options Inc. of Knoxville, Tenn.


Col. Eugene Stanley Lynch

August 16, 2019 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Col. Eugene Stanley Lynch, 85, of Springfield, Va., died August 6, 2019. He was the son of Charles and Viola Lynch.

Survivors include his beloved wife of 62 years, Virginia Lynch who he referred to her as honey or sweetie and first met her as part of his First Holy Communion class 14 years earlier; sons Michael E. Lynch, William S. Lynch, Brian Lynch; daughters Kathleen Pepper, Pamela Ott; grandchildren, Jeremiah, Sammy, and Kristopher Pepper, Michelle Appel and Matthew Lynch, Courtney and Julianna Ott; great grandchildren Ben and Alexis Pepper; brother Henry Lynch; sister Eleanor Nigro; and wonderful nephews and nieces. Gene was predeceased by his brothers Carl and Leonard Lynch, sister Dolores Gabany.

Gene was a Cadet at West Point as part of the Class of 1956. He attended daily Mass at the Catholic Chapel which helped him throughout his four years. He was an excellent athlete and loved playing intramural sports with lacrosse being his favorite. He was a US Army Ranger Paratrooper in the 11th Airborne Division. He served in the Field Artillery during the Vietnam war. During his military service Gene coached his children’s sports teams and teaching his players the fundamentals. Coach Lynch immensely enjoyed his players improvements over the course of the season and his players loved playing for him. He served as an Usher and handed out bulletins at church.

After retiring from the Army in 1982, Colonel Lynch worked for Applied Research Corporation on NASA programs and later for Metters Industries rising to Chief Operating Officer until retiring from private industry.

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William J. Deanhardt, Jr.

July 28, 2019 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

William J. “Jack” Deanhardt, Jr., 88, formerly of Venice, Florida, passed away peacefully in Columbia, South Carolina, on July 27, 2019.  He was born January 31, 1931, in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, son of the late William J. Deanhardt, Sr. and Edith Hendrickson Deanhardt.

Jack leaves behind his loving wife of 63 years, Audrey; his son, David J. Deanhardt (Julia) of Clatskanie, Oregon; his daughter, Barbara D. Corpora (Ronald) of Columbia, South Carolina; six grandchildren, Matthew (Kristen), Christian, and Miranda Corpora, Geoffrey, Austin, and Andrew Deanhardt; as well as four great-grandsons, Matthew, Samuel, Gabriel and Thomas Corpora.  He is also survived by his brother, Donald J. Deanhardt of The Villages in Florida.

After graduating from McKeesport High School in 1949, Jack attended Thiel College in Greenville, Pennsylvania, before enlisting in the United States Air Force.  Lieutenant Deanhardt proudly served for five years as a navigator/bombardier on a B56 bomber.  After leaving the service, he became an agent for Nationwide Insurance Company.  He owned and operated the Deanhardt Agency in White Oak, Pennsylvania, for 35 years.

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Edward J. Baumgart Jr.

July 15, 2019 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Edward J. Baumgart Jr., 67, of Tennessee, formerly of Finleyville, died Thursday, July 11, 2019.

Beloved husband of 22 years to Debbie (Tkac) Baumgart; loving father of the late Andrew “Bummy” Baumgart; son of the late Edward J. Sr. and Marie (Meyer) Baumgart; stepson of the late Regina (Fogarty) Baumgart; brother of Bob “Butch” (Darlene) Baumgart, and the late Mary Ann (survived by David) Ritter.

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Judi A. Sandmeyer

July 06, 2019 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Judi A. Sandmeyer, of Warminster, died on Friday, June 21, 2019, at Abington Memorial Hospital. She was 70.

Daughter of the late Paul C. and Ellen Barber Sandmeyer, formerly of New Hope, where she spent her younger years, she was born in Chicago, Illinois and graduated from Elgin Academy, in Elgin, Illinois.

Judi was a resident of Warminster for the past 20 years and was employed at a pharmacy in Hatboro.  Because of her talent and creativity, art became a hobby and she did free-lance designs.

Judi will be missed for her loving and creative ways.  Also missing her and looking for her are her canine companions, Lali and Bennie.

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William Baccile

June 14, 2019 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

William Baccile, age 90 of Jefferson Hills, Pennsylvania died on Wednesday, June 12, 2019.  He was born on April 9, 1929 one of two children of Michael and Mary (De John) Baccile in Vandergrift, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.  Bill was a U.S. Army Veteran during the period after World War II and into the early stages of the Korean Conflict.

Bill is survived by his wife of 67 years, Dorothy (Opatkiewicz) Baccile; four children, daughters, Linda (Ed) Eismont of New Stanton, Pennsylvania and Rose (Jeff) Domenick of Irwin, Pennsylvania, sons, William (Laurie) Baccile of Huron Township, Michigan and Dominic (Susan) Baccile of Clairton, Pennsylvania; nine grandchildren and three and half great grandchildren.

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David P. Adams

June 12, 2019 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

David P. Adams, 68, of Murrysville, passed away suddenly on Monday, June 3, 2019, with his family by his side.

Born March 17, 1951, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Michael and Margaret (Skurnick) Adams. Dave was a member of the last class of Westinghouse Memorial High School, and a graduate of Point Park University. He worked for many years for Carclo Technical Plastics in Export and Latrobe, and as a professional photographer for newspapers, other publications, schools, and organizations.

He was a former member and past president of Murrysville Lions Club, and an avid supporter of Franklin Regional Marching Band. He also was a huge Pittsburgh Penguins fan and a longtime member of St. Mary, Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Export. Most important to Dave was his family, and he was a loving father and grandfather.

He is survived by his wife, Bonnijean Cooney Adams; daughters Susan Adams, Lisa (Lou) Garbin, Nettie (Eric) Matheny, and Racquel (Chris) Matijak; grandchildren Tori Adams, Saarah Matijak, Samantha Matijak, and Ryan Garbin; foster grandchildren, and one on the way; brothers Ray (Patti) Adams and Bob (Mary) Adams; nieces, great-nieces, great-nephews, and many family friends.

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Ryan Daniel Malady

May 18, 2019 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

On May 15, 2019 the Lord swiftly and suddenly came and took Ryan Daniel Malady, age 43, of Gibsonia, to be with Him in Heaven.

He leaves behind his loving wife, Dana Giugliano Malady and his precious children Michael, Juliana, and Mia.  Also survived by his parents, Sue (Sorg) and Dan Malady, his loving mother & father in-law Debbie (Pampena) and Tony Giugliano, brother in-law Anthony (Laura McCauley) Giugliano, niece and nephew Annabelle & Liam Giugliano and the many others who have loved him and will miss him.

Ryan had a special devotion and relationship with God and was a thoughtful husband and wonderful family man, who was always involved in the needs and activities of his children.  Ryan worked in medical sales for many years, where he loved having the opportunity to help so many people.  He loved golf, skiing at Hidden Valley with his family, running, and enjoyed all sports, especially the Steelers.  Ryan remained friends with his high school and college buddies and the people he met always appreciated his sense of humor, kindness and concern for others.

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Elmer L. Tremont

May 09, 2019 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Elmer L. Tremont, 89, of Fort Myers, Florida, born on November, 26, 1929 in McKeesport, entered into eternal rest on May 3, 2019. He was a graduate of and football letterman for the University of Miami, and a Veteran of the United States Army where he served in the Korean War.
He was a retired coach and educator for Cypress Lake High School in Fort Myers, where he coached the boys football and basketball teams and the girls basketball team. He was in the Lee County School Athletic Conference Hall of Fame and the Florida Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame, and the co-founder of Hillmyer-Tremont Foundation which provides scholarships to athletes. He loved his family, he enjoyed golfing, and was an avid University of Miami fan.
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Norman J. Vargo

May 04, 2019 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Norman J. Vargo, 85, of North Huntingdon passed away peacefully on Friday, May 3, 2019 after an amazing life that saw him go from the rugged Steel Valley to various places around the world. Born in Munhall on March 23, 1934, he was the doting husband of 61 years to his sweetheart Audrey (Cawley) Vargo and the loving father of Mark (Sharon) Vargo, of North Huntingdon; Michael (Brian) Vargo, of Mt. Joy; Sandee Vargo, of North Huntingdon and Gary (Taryn) Vargo, of Irwin. His legacy lives on through his grandchildren Christopher (Tiffany) Vargo, of North Huntingdon; Sean (Erin) Vargo, of North Versailles and Tennyson Vargo of Irwin.
Stormin’ Norman, as he is known both locally and nationally, was the Sports Editor of The McKeesport Daily News covering six Super Bowls, two world series, four MLB All-Star Games, three NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs, two US Opens, three world championship boxing matches, Pitt’s incredible run to the 1976 National Championship, the 1980 Olympic Games in Lake Placid, and countless local and scholastic sporting events.

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LeRoy Michael Cipriani

April 26, 2019 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

LeRoy Michael Cipriani, 79, formerly of Glassport, passed away peacefully Good Friday, April 19, 2019, at the Bellhaven Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Brookhaven, N.Y.

He is the son of the late Fred Cipriani Sr. and Winifred Ashton Cipriani.

LeRoy is survived by his daughter, Kelly Marie Cipriani of Moriches, N.Y.; his son Daniel LeRoy Cipriani and his wife, Lindsey Bliss Cipriani, and seven loving grandchildren of Glendale, N.Y.; brothers Arthur Cipriani and Fred Cipriani, both of Glassport; sister Dolores (Dottie Jo) Nagle of Mt. Pleasant and her husband, Robert; many nieces and nephews;  extended family; and former spouse Pamela Cipriani Ring (husband, John) of Plum.

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Diane R. Robinson

April 15, 2019 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Diane R. Robinson, 65, died April 10, 2019. Friends will be received at 10 a.m. April 17 at Church of Jesus Christ, 508 Reed St., Clairton, where a memorial service will be held at 12 noon. Interment will follow at Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Arrangements are in charge of Tunie Funeral Home, Inc.


Paul Daniel Ohrman

March 15, 2019 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Paul Daniel Ohrman, a retired metallurgical engineer and published author of “Living to Serve: Church, Family, Country” and “Bridges to Peace: WW II Through the Lens of a Combat Engineer” died peacefully with his family by his side at home March 9, 2019. He was 96.

Born and raised in McKeesport, PA, he was the son of the late Daniel A. and Matilda H. (Anderson) Ohrman. Mr. Ohrman married his childhood sweetheart, Alice (Roland) Ohrman on December 21, 1947, and the couple resided in McKeesport and Monroeville, PA. where they raised their family.

Mr. Ohrman served honorably in the US Army during WW II as a Technical Specialist Grade 5 photographer with the 264th Combat Engineering Battalion in the European Theatre, building bridges for Patton’s 3rd Army. Mr. Ohrman took photographs of Erfurt and Buchenwald concentration camps when they were liberated. Following his military service, Mr. Ohrman earned degrees from Washington and Jefferson University, the University of New Hampshire, and Carnegie Mellon University. He was employed by US Steel as a chief metallurgical engineer at various mills and the national headquarters in Pittsburgh. After retiring from US Steel, he became technical services manager at National Materials Corp. and Tang Industries.

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Mary "Maggie" Jenkins

March 13, 2019 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Mary "Maggie" Jenkins, 96, died March 11, 2019. She was born July 6, 1922. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. March 17 at Bethlehem Baptist Church, 716 Walnut St., McKeesport, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. March 18. Interment will follow at McKeesport & Versailles Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are in charge of Tunie Funeral Home, 218 E. 11th Ave., Homestead, (412) 462-6466.


Ernest (Herky) Carey Sr.

March 06, 2019 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Ernest (Herky) Carey Sr., 84, died March 4, 2019. He was born April 5, 1934. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. March 8 at First Baptist Church of West Mifflin, 3427 Cypress St., where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. March 9. Interment will follow at National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, 1158 Morgan Rd., Bridgeville. Funeral arrangements are in charge of Tunie Funeral Home, Inc.


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