A free service provided by your local funeral professionals and The Tube City Almanac, your independent, non-profit news source.

McKeesport Area News from Tube City Almanac


Advertising

This service is supported by donations and advertising. To advertise here, call (412) 614-9659 or email McKeesportObituaries@gmail.com.


Hazel M. Hoffman

September 04, 2021 |

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

Hazel M. Hoffman, 72, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, September 3, 2021.  She was born December 12, 1948 in Pittsburgh, daughter of the late Jesse and Hazel (Triplett) Hoffman.  Hazel was an Avon sales representative and a member of Calvary Assembly Church and past president of the Women's Aglow.  She was the author of several books and loved spending time with her family.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Larry Hoffman Sr. and his wife, Karen.  She is survived by her nephews, Larry Jr (Jessica) Hoffman and Christopher  (Dana) Hoffman; niece, Haley Hoffman (Tommy), great nieces and nephews, Jeffrey, Jeremy, Amanda, Skylar, Serenity and Damian.  Friends will be received from 2-6 p.m. on Tuesday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family through our website . www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Thomas D. Bonner Sr.

September 03, 2021 |

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

Thomas D. Bonner Sr., 80, of Irwin, passed away Thursday, September 2, 2021.  He was born October 1, 1940 in McKeesport, a son of the late James Bonner.  Prior to his retirement, Tom worked for US Steel Irvin Works for 40 years and was a graduate of Clairton High School.  He was a member of St. Edward Parish in Herminie,  played for Norwin Senior Softball team for seven years, was a foster parent for 15 years, and loved to fish.  He had a kind soul and a warm heart to all he met and a great sense of humor.  Tom was very handy and could repair or build just about anything.  He will be reunited with his true love, Carole.

 
Read More


Leah J. Pricener

August 28, 2021 |

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

Leah J. Pricener, 59, of Herminie, passed away Thursday, August 26, 2021 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.  She was born, October 11, 1961 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Thomas and Jo Anne (Layman) Hill.  Leah was a program manager for JB's Bright Beginnings Childcare Center and a member of The Potter's Church, New Stanton.  She enjoyed photography, collecting Polish pottery, decorating for the holidays, spring flowers and attending the fall festivals, especially Fort Ligonier Days.  Leah loved children and serving God and her church.  She is survived by her loving husband or 37 years, John S. Pricener; sons, Stanley and Zachary Pricener; brothers, Thomas III (Lynn), Glenn (Gay), Gregory (Debbie), Jonathan (Diana); sisters, Rebecca Hill, Beverly (Russ) Faust, Rachel (Raymond) Sapienza, Marjorie (Brian) Cooke, Claudia Rapp, Esther (Andrew) Pasedag; sisters-in-law, Patricia (Pete) Boyko, Mary Beth (Horacio Sam) Pricener-Uvalle; brother-in-law, Robert Genda; and numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister-in-law, Lee Anne Genda.  Family and friends will be received from 12-3 & 4-7 p.m. on Monday at Norwin Christian Church.  A funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. on Tuesday in the church.  Interment to follow in West Newton Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Potter's Church, P.O. Box 49, Hermine, PA  15637.  Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Ronald W. Lose

August 25, 2021 |

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

Ronald W. Lose, 79, of North Huntingdon, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 24, 2021. He was born, June 15, 1942 in N. Braddock, a son of the late Walter and Wilma (Hillman) Lose. Prior to his retirement, Ron was a serviceman for Equitable Gas for nearly 50 years. He was a veteran of the US Air Force and served in Greenland. He enjoyed fishing with his grandsons, bowling, playing pinochle, and as a younger man riding his motorcycle. He also looked forward to having breakfast with his fellow retirees from Equitable Gas from time to time. Ron was a loyal friend to many and the first to lend a kind hand to a stranger. He had an incredibly strong work ethic and was the perfect handyman at home.
He was deeply proud of his two daughters and his grandchildren and was happy to be recently blessed with a new great granddaughter. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, JoAnne Perri. He is survived by his wife, Lesley (Miller) Lose; daughters, Mareen O'Brien and her husband, Kevin, Lori Branthoover and her husband, Mike; sisters, Cheryl (Ray) George, Donna Lose; grandchildren, Kirstie, Bella, Christopher, Nicholas; and great-granddaughter, Juliette. Services are private. Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA . In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Norwin Area Meals on Wheels. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Dolores J. Cancino

August 23, 2021 |

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

Dolores J. Cancino, 88, of Irwin, passed away Sunday, August 22, 2021 at Riverside Nursing Center.  She was born January 29, 1933 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late George and Mary (Tomovsick) Margie.  Prior to her retirement, Dolores was a cake decorator for Giant Eagle.  She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church and Topps.  She enjoyed crafting and clowning, making costumes, hats, gardening, baking cakes and making candy.  Dolores found great joy being around children and sharing in their laughter.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, D. David Cancino, brother, Edward Margie and sister, Irene Long.  She is survived by her son, D. Rick Cancino and his wife, Nancy; daughters, Paulette Myers and Diane Lavelle and her husband, Jim; grandchildren, Benjamin Cancino, Aaron Myers, Rachel Myers, Carmen Davidson, Alex Lavelle; step grandchild, Chris; great-grandchildren, Maggie and Ayden; step great-grandchildren, Xavier, Haley, Caleb, A.J., Savana and Elsiabelle. Friends will be received from 2-5:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  A blessing service will follow at 5:30 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment will be private.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Cynthia Louise Milchick

August 23, 2021 |

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

Cynthia Louise Milchick, 72, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, August 20, 2021 at UPMC Shadyside Hospital.  She was born March 15, 1949 in Braddock, a daughter of the late Andrew and Mary Louise (Cifranick) Milchick.  Cynthy was a graduate of Norwin Senior High School and was a cosmetologist.  She was a member of St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon where she was Director of R.C.I. A.,  a Eucharistic Minister, catechism teacher and taught Bible classes for many years.  Cynthy belonged to the Secular Carmelite Order of Latrobe of Jesus Mary and Joseph, given the Carmelite name, Cynthia of the Good Shepherd.  She was a devout Catholic who dedicated her life to God.  In her spare time, she enjoyed reading and watching movies.  She is survived by her siblings, Kenneth A. Milchick and his wife, Mary E. "Liz", Dennis R. Milchick and his wife, Shirley, Andrea McAfee, and Thomas A. Milchick; nephew, David (Danielle) Milchick; and niece, Tracey (Greg) Hartman.  Friends will be received from 2-7 p.m. on Wednesday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Thursday at 10 a.m. in St. Agnes Church.  Interment to follow in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Irwin.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Agnes Church, 11400 St. Agnes Lane, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.   www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Ralph L. Sipes

August 22, 2021 |

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

Ralph L. Sipes, 84, of North Huntingdon, passed away Saturday, August 21, 2021 at his home.  He was born July 2, 1937 in Slate Lick, PA, a son of the late Lawrence and Mildred (Claypool) Sipes.  Prior to his retirement, Ralph worked and retired from General Motors.  He was an active member of the Pittsburgh Association of the Deaf and enjoyed fishing and hunting.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Richard, George and Stanley.  He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Nancy (Stewart) Sipes; son, David Sipes and his wife, Tricia; brother, Ronald Sipes; sister, Sandra Valentine; grandchildren, Kolton and Kaylee.  Friends will be received from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. on Thursday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  A funeral service will be held on Friday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment to follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Steven M. Miller

August 20, 2021 |

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

Steven M. Miller, 61, of Pittsburgh, formerly of New Florence, passed away Thursday, August 19, 2021.  He was born June 28, 1960 in Johnstown, a son of the late Donald and Dorothy (Monihen) Miller.  Prior to his retirement, Steven was a union carpenter for Local #432.  He enjoyed music, playing the guitar, hunting, camping, going to the beach and especially spending time with his grandchildren.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Gregg McChesney.  He is survived by his daughters, Jennifer Fleming and her husband, Mark, Libbie Kreuger and her husband, Ben; brother, Daniel (Debbie) Miller; sisters, Dawn Dupuis, Rebecca McChesney; grandchildren, Coleman and Kailey; and several nieces and nephews.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Arrangements were made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  Donations may be made to the HosPaws, Youngwood, PA in memory of Steven.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Braun P. Welsch

August 19, 2021 |

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

Braun P. Welsch, 91, formerly of North Huntingdon died August 18, 2021 at Brookdale Sr. Living Center. He was born August 10, 1930 in Turtle Creek a son of the late George and Matlida Breeger Welsch. Braun was a member of the Circleville United Methodist Church. Prior to his retirement he was employed as a supervisor by Verizon Central office. He was an avid outdoorsman and a veteran of the U.S. Navy having served during the Korean War.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Dale, two brothers, George Jr. and Robert C. Welsch. He is survived by his beloved wife, Betty (Tietze) Welsch, his daughter, Roxanne Anson, daughter-in-law, Roberta Welsch, one granddaughter, Kristen (Scott), one great grandchild, Tyler, a nephew, Barry Welsch. There will be no public visitation. Arrangements by James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made Circleville United Methodist Church.

 


Larry Hoffman Sr.

August 19, 2021 |

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

Larry J.  Hoffman Sr., 63, of Larimer, passed away Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at his home.  He was born February 22, 1958, a son of the late Jesse and Hazel Triplett Hoffman.  Prior to his retirement, Larry was a surveyor for West Penn Power. He was a member of the American Eagles in Irwin, Larimer Firehall Social Club, played pool in various pool leagues. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed camping, hunting and fishing. In addition to his parents, He was preceded in death by his wife Karen Venzon Hoffman in 2020.  He is survived by his sons, Larry Jr (Jessica). and Christopher  (Dana); daughter, Haley Hoffman (Tommy) , a sister Hazel Hoffman, grandchildren, Jeffrey, Jeremy, Amanda, Skylar, Serenity and Damian.  Friends will be received from 2-6 p.m. on Monday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family through our website . www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 
Read More


Allan B. Cook

August 16, 2021 |

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

Allan B. Cook, 85, of North Huntingdon, passed away Sunday, August 15, 2021 at his home.  He was born June 11, 1936 in Munhall, Pa., a son of the late Albert and Anna (Slinchock) Cook.  Allan was a graduate of Duquesne University where he earned his Master’s Degree in Education and was a veteran of the US Army and Army National Guard.  Allan was a principal for the West Jefferson School District, a member of St. Agnes Parish and Knights of Columbus.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Joanne Cook and sister, Jean Mihailoff.  He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Mary Lucille (Martin) Cook; son, Paul Allan Cook and his wife, Kathryn; daughter, Eva Marie Cook; grandchildren, Nathan Cook and Brandon (Leah) Cook.  A Memorial Mass will be held on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at 10  a.m. in St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon.  Interment to follow in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Irwin.  Donations may be made to St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon, PA or Wounded Warriors in memory of Allan.  Many thanks to Alane and her hospice nurses for the wonderful care they gave my husband.  Thanks to Annette and Linda for being wonderful caregivers. Thanks to Msgr. Fitzmaurice for supporting my husband and I and thanks to my neighbors Chris and Dan and Adam.  Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Lillian Blicharski

August 10, 2021 |

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

Lillian Blicharski, 98, of Southgate, MI, formerly of McKeesport, PA, passed away Sunday, August 8, 2021.  She was born, April 24, 1923 in Industry, PA, daughter of the late Andrew and Nellie (Long) Frencik.  She was a member of Christ the King Lutheran Church, Southgate, MI.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Blicharski; sisters, Eleanor Richards, Jean Michalek; and brother, Henry Frencik.  She is survived by her daughters, Barbara Orbell and her husband, Bob, Janet Feltz and her husband, Ernie; grandchildren, Diane Orbell Ihnat, Ken (Kim) Orbell, Debbie (John) Ryznar, Jeannie Shaw; seven great-grandchildren, Shanelle, Jensen, Calynn, Devin, Ashley, Skylar, Brendan; and sister, Esther Vidale.  Friends and family will be received from 1-2 p.m. on Thursday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  A funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.   Interment in Mount Vernon Cemetery, McKeesport.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Tamasz J. Skone

August 07, 2021 |

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

Tamasz J. Skone, 24, of North Huntingdon passed away Friday, August 6, 2021.  He was born August 21, 1996 in Reston, VA, son of Timothy and Rebecca (Brant) Skone.  Tamasz was a marketer for Renewal By Andersen and was a graduate of Norwin Senior High School Class of 2014.  He enjoyed playing the guitar, hiking and spending time at Lake Stonycreek.  He is survived by his maternal grandparents, Jerry and Judy Brant, paternal grandparents, Ken and Jane Skone; brother, Jerrad Skone; and sister, Amanda Griffiths and her husband, Paul.  Friends will be received from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a pet charity of your choice.  We ask that you keep TJ (Tom) in your thoughts.  Remember his smile, his friendship, his love for music, programming, the lake and spending time with friends.  He may be missed but never forgotten!  In loving  memory, rest in peace.  www.shirelyfuneralhome.com

 


Peter P. Petrocsko

August 03, 2021 |

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

Peter P. Petrocsko, 89, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, August 2, 2021 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.  He was born May 27, 1932 in Duquesne, a son of the late Peter and Mary (Crush) Petrosko.  Peter was a graduate of North Huntingdon High School Class of 1950.  Prior to his retirement, Peter worked for Continental Can Company, was a graduate of the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics,  served in the US Air Force stationed in Iwo Jima and was a member of St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church.  He enjoyed talking about his experience in Iwo Jima, attending air shows, gardening, crossword puzzles, photography and taking family trips.

 
Read More


Sergio Carrillo

July 31, 2021 |

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

Sergio Carrillo, age 84 of Mckeesport died July 30, 2021 at Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born October 7, 1936 in Mexico, a son of the late Antonio and Margarita Pantoja Carrillo. Prior to his retirement.  He enjoyed spending time with his family, playing cards and bowling. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth (Terry) Stipanovich Carillo, daughter, Tracie Carrillo,  one brother, Antonio , one sister, Lecha and one great grandchild Angela. He is survived by one son Dan Carrillo (Krista), two daughters Sheri Donato (Joseph), Victoria Carrillo (John ), four sisters, Amelia, Secora, Alena, Vita, 7 grand children Jamie, Kristie, Brian, Danielle, Daniel, Kristopher, Santino, 12 great grandchildren, Kalie, Andrew, Julie, Sean, Natalya, Shelbie, Mateo, Arabella, Angelo, Manolo, Giana and Obie, and his companion, Maureen, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  A  memorial service will be held at a time and date to be announced. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 
Read More


 

Licensed funeral professionals from the 412 and 724 area codes may use this service, free of charge, to post obituaries and death notices from McKeesport, Duquesne, Glassport, White Oak and the surrounding areas. To request a login, please email McKeesportObituaries@gmail.com. Funeral professionals from outside the McKeesport area may email obituaries or call (412) 614-9659.

 






  • Archive

    Oct 2021

    Kevin W. Knox

    Melissa Lee (Grefost) Lane

    David Ralph Orr

    Sandra Sue Maitland

    Ronald "Ronnie" Martell

    Tina M. Anderson

    Donald W. Montgomery

    Matthew John Borrelli

    Stella Demeri

    MaryLou Cavanaugh

    Dolores "Dolly" Kopay

    Judy A. Evan

    Richard Lee Miller Jr.

    Mary Jane Murphy

    Carol Ann Sutton

    Dorothy E. Barfield

    George W. Haile, Sr.

    Debra Ann Kiser

    Margo Johnson

    Jessie Mae Brownfield

    Emma (Jurmann) Ravella

    William Kenneth Law II

    Emeric A. Randolph

    Dorothy A. Baran

    Constance "Connie" L. Dubyak

    Jason Eric Dyer

    Martha L. McGowan

    Albert DiBattista

    Glen E. "Mr. Duquesne" Smith Sr.

    Ellwood P. Brady

    Theresa Ann Lockhart Seman

    Mary J. Becker

    Leo J. Niemczycki

    Michael H. Tamok

    Barbara Snyder

    Angelo J. Salvi

    Judith “Judy” E. Reyes

    Christina Rae (Melegari) Blum

    Patricia L. Highberger

    Shirley M. Bour

    Vincent A. Maizer, Jr

    Lorie D. Poston

    Linda Marie Tognarini

    Jacquelyne A. Droppa Raab

    Joyce Gibson Link

    Ronald J. Kirkwood

    Esther J. Whitehead

    Joseph Watazychyn

    Bernice Pavlic

    Delphine M. "Dell" Schaff


  • Categories

    Obituary

    Alfieri Funeral Home

    Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory

    Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home

    Deaths Elsewhere

    Elmer L. Herman Funeral Home

    Finney Funeral Homes

    General Information

    Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory

    Hunter Funeral Home

    James F. Kutch Funeral Home - Crematory

    James W. Shirley Funeral Home

    Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory

    Jefferson Memorial Cemetery Funeral Home

    Jennifer S. Jordan Funeral Home

    Joseph F. Ott Funeral Home

    L.M. Frye Funeral Home

    Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home

    Paid Advertising

    Robert A. Waters Funeral Home

    Strifflers Family Funeral Homes

    Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home

    William H Craig Funeral Home

    William S. Skovranko Memorial Home

    William Snyder Funeral Home

    Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

    Wojciechowski Funeral Home


    Published and © by Tube City Community Media Inc., a tax-deductible corporation chartered in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. P.O. Box 94, McKeesport, PA 15134

    You can review our privacy policy here.

    Disclaimer: Information was believed, to the best of our ability, to be accurate at the time when it was published, but is subject to change at any time. No warranty or guarantee is implied and neither Tube City Community Media Inc. nor the licensed funeral director named in any given obituary is responsible for errors, changes, or omissions. Your use of this website implies acceptance of these terms.

    Powered by PivotX. Hosted by Skymagik Internet Services, McMurray, Pa. Union made, labor donated: National Writers' Union, Local 1981, UAW-AFL-CIO. Member Online News Association.

    A service of Tube City Online and McKeesport's Internet radio station, WMCK.FM.