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Carol W. Ginardi

October 13, 2019 |

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

Carol W. Ginardi, 82, of North Huntingdon, died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. She was born Feb. 17, 1937, in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late John and Clara (Hitchens) Wabrick. Carol was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Irwin. She worked for Ginardi Catering and was a homemaker. She enjoyed gardening and spending time with her loving family. She was the beloved wife of 63 years to Charles A. Ginardi Sr.; mother of Joni Lee, of South Carolina, Charles A. Ginardi Jr., of Irwin, Gina L. Ginardi, of Irwin, and Anita Wallace, of South Carolina; grandmother of  Jen, Charla, Ashley, Chelsea, Ryan, Hayley and Leah; and great-grandmother of nine. She was predeceased by her brothers, John Wabrick, Kenneth Wabrick and Dewayne Wabrick. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME INC., 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300, William B. Schleifer, supervisor, and William Brian Schleifer, funeral director. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Irwin, with Pastor Sarah Lee-Faulkner officiating. Entombment will be in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park, North Huntingdon. Everyone please meet at the church.

 


Mary B. Erickson

October 02, 2019 |

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

Mary B. Erickson age 94, of White Oak, formerly of Duquense, on October 1, 2019. She was a daughter of the late Michael and Anna (Gulash) Michak. She was a member of Holy Trinity Church, West Mifflin. Her family was her life. Beloved wife of the late Richard W. Erickson, Sr.; mother of Kathleeen (Christopher) Steimer of Elizabeth Twp. and the late Richard W. "Chirp" Erickson, Jr.; grandmother of Erica Erickson, Stacey (John) Wilczek of Munhall, Rachel (Scott) Bellomo of Charlotte, N.C. and Anne (Jason) Fung of North Huntingdon; great-grandmother of Jackson Fung, Jocelyn Fung and Jude Wilczek; sister of the late Anna (late Paul) Kushnir and the late Michael Michak. Visitation on Thursday, October 3, 2019 from 2-8 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquense. 412-466-3300 where a blessing service will be held on Friday at 9:30 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Trinity Church at 10 a.m. Rev. Mike Conway officiating. Burial will be in Jefferson Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Trinity Church 529 Grant Ave.  Extension, West Mifflin, PA. 15122. 

 


Elizabeth M. Betty (Ellis) Bogacik

October 02, 2019 |

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

Elizabeth M. Betty (Ellis) Bogacik age 93 of Sharpsburg, GA., Formerly Of Duquesne, on September 27, 2019. She was the daughter of the late Nicholas and Elizabeth (Kaplar) Elles.

Betty was a member of Christ the Light of the World Parish in Duquesne. She played the bass Fiddle in a musical group, and wrote a song about Christ the Light of World and presented it to the parish. Betty created her own crossword puzzles and dedicated her life to God and was very generous and gave glory to God.

Her former husband, Paul J. Bogacik, preceded her in death.

She is the mother of BettyAnn Harvey of Cumberland, Md., Bonnie (David) Calhoun of Hanover, PA., JoAnn (late John III) Hailstones of Liberty Boro, Theresa “Terri” (Mark) Dull of Sharpsburgh, GA., Paul (Jodie) Bogacik of Orlando FL.

Sister of George (late Irene) Elles of Erie, PA., also 4 grandchildren and 1 late granddaughter and 3 great grandchildren.

Visitation Thursday October 10, 2019 from 9-10:30 am. Followed by a blessing service at the funeral home at 10:30 am. Followed by mass of Christian burial at St. Hedwig Church of Christ the Light of the World Parish at 11 am. Rev Terza officiating, entombment Calvary garden mausoleum.

 


Helen C. (Dobransky) Ondechek

September 18, 2019 |

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

Helen C. (Dobransky) Ondechek

Of Duquesne, the most loving, caring, unselfish, wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, on September 18, 2019, at home, during her illness she was loved and cared for by her children and grandchildren.

She was a member of the Resurrection Church, West Mifflin.

Beloved wife of 60 years to the late Joseph J. Ondechek Sr., who died July 3, 2013.

Cherished mother of Jay (Monica) Ondechek – Blandon, PA., Lynn (Eddie Eicheldinger) Popovich, Terry (James) Marraway – Pittsburgh, Joey Ondechek Jr. – Duquesne, and Colleen Ondechek – West Mifflin.

Grandmother of – Ronald (Kristen) Faulds, Sharon (Matt) Mols, Cathlene (Bryan) Durkos, Cierra and Chassidy (Nile).

Great Grandmother of – Devan, Brielle and Brynlee.

Predeceased by brothers and sisters – George Dobransky, Edward Dobransky, Robert Dobransky, Eleanor, Maria, and Jackie Dobransky.

Also survived by nieces and nephews.

A private family mass of Christian burial will be held at Resurrection Church, West Mifflin, Rev. Nick Mastrangelo, Officiating.

Burial will be in Holy Trinity Cemetery, West Mifflin.

 
 
 


Joseph M. "Marty" Flaherty

September 18, 2019 |

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

JOSEPH M. "MARTY" FLAHERTY of Duquesne, PA on September 16, 2019. Marty studied at St. Pius and St. Vincent seminaries and Duquesne University concentrating on Theology, Philosophy and Education. He was the son of the late John F. and Ruth (Griffin) Flaherty and was predeceased by his brothers, Rev. Thomas J. Flaherty and John T. "Jackie" Flaherty. Marty is survived by his sisters and brother, Mary Frances Flaherty of Duquesne, Anne Marie Flaherty-Brooks of Richmond, VA and Duquesne, Ruth A. Flaherty of New York, NY and Patrick J. Flaherty (Barbara) of Ligioner, PA. Marty was a kind and generous person, especially to those less fortunate. He will be missed by family and friends for his wit and sense of mischief.

 
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Thomas S. Manns

August 29, 2019 |

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

Thomas S. Manns age 86, of West Mifflin, passed away on August 28, 2019 at home.  Son of the late Joseph H. & Veronica (Denne) Manns, he was the last owner of Manns Bros. Grocery in Duquesne from 1978-1995.  He was a member of Holy Angels Church in Hays and their  Social Committee.  He proudly served his country in the Army during the Korean War.  He was the beloved husband of 56 years to Esther B. (Kozar) Manns; father of Thomas G. (Jennifer) Manns of West Mifflin and Matthew S. Manns of West Mifflin; Grandfather of Rebecca, Bethany & Stella Manns.  He was predeceased by brothers & sisters Lawrence (late Ann) Manns, Norbert (late Martha) Manns, Regis (late Ann) Manns, Joseph (late Emma) Manns, Howard (Late Mary Ann) Manns, Mildred Manns, Gertrude (Late Bert) Kovalsky, Susan (Late Charles “Jake”) Barnes.  Visitation will be held on Friday, August 30, 2019 from 2-4 & 6-8 at the Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home, Inc., 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300.  Mass of Christian Burial at 12 noon at Holy Angels Church on Saturday, August 31, 2019 followed by the presentation of Military Honors.  Burial will be held at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.

 


Joell L. Kamauf

August 27, 2019 |

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

Joell L. Kamauf, age 49, of Munhall, PA, formerly of Duquesne, on August 25, 2019.  Born in McKeesport on March 10, 1970, she was the daughter of the late Edward E. & Ethel L. (Zelinsky) Kamauf, Jr.  She was a member of Christ the Light of the World Parish, in Duquesne, and a good aunt, sister, & caregiver.  She is survived by her  daughter, Nicole Black, of Munhall; siblings Lori Kamauf of Munhall, Denise Stephenson of West Mifflin, Michelle (Trevor Broman) Kamauf of West Mifflin, and Edward (Becky Toth) Kamauf of West Mifflin; nieces and nephews, Lauren (fiancee Antonio Scheible) Evans, Brianna Kamauf, Braeden Stephenson, Nolan Stephenson, Evan Broman, Raechel Anderton.  Visitation on Friday, August 30, 2019 from 2-8 p.m. at Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home, Inc., 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300 where a blessing will be held on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Name Church of Christ the Light of the World Parish, Duquesne with the Rev. Nick Mastrangelo officiating.  Private family burial will be held at Holy Name Cemetery.

 


Frances A. "Fran" Onofrey

August 21, 2019 |

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

Frances A. "Fran" Onofrey age 90, of West Mifflin, on August 20, 2019. She was a daughter of the late Andrew and Susan (Duffer) Harman. She was a member of Holy Trinity Church, West Mifflin, where she was past President of the Christian Mothers and Guild, former Confraternity of Christian Doctrine teacher. Former member of the former Knights of Columbus #4210 Senior Citizens and the Duquesne Annex Senior Citizens. Former secretary at Geohring and Collin Law Firm and clerk at Recorder of Deeds Court Office. Wife of the late Michael J. "Mickey" Onofrey; mother of Elaine Onofrey and Janet Onofrey both of Florida, Michael (Deborah) Onofrey of Mechanicsburg, Richard "Rick" (Jeanne) Onofrey of Plum Boro, late Daniel (surviving spouse Eileen) Onofrey of Baldwin, and the late Leonard "Lenny" Onofrey; also eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300 where a Blessing Service will be held on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Trinity Church at 10 a.m. Burial will be in the Parish Cemetery.

 


Theodore M. "Bud" Schorr

August 18, 2019 |

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

THEODORE M. "BUD" SCHORR age 97, of West Mifflin, on August 16, 2019 at the home of his son. He was a son of the late Theodore and Irene (Manns) Schorr. Bud was retired from US Steel Duquense Work. A member of St. Joseph's Church, Duquense. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, writing to people and traveling. He proudly served his country in the Navy during World War II; husband of the late Mary Jane (Dougherty) Schorr; father of Janice Schorr of Salt Lake City, Utah and Paul (Amy) Schorr of West Mifflin; also five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren; brother of Jerry Schorr of White Oak, Rene (late Jim) Eisenhuth of Boalsburg, PA, the late Alberta Schorr, late Walter Schorr, late Theresa (late Bob) Fontanese, late Dolores (late Joseph) McKenna and late Mary (late Thomas) McAraw. Visitation Monday, August 19th from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave. Duquense 412-466-3300 where a blessing service will be held on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph's Church at 10 a.m. Celebrated by his nephews, Rev. John McKenna and Deacon Thomas McAraw. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery in West Mifflin with Military Honors. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project . 

 
 
 


Theresa P. King

August 17, 2019 |

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

Theresa P. King, age 88, of West Mifflin passed away on August 16, 2019. She was born in McKeesport on Sept. 12, 1930. She was preceded in death by her parents, Peter and Nellie (Opilowski) Pobojeski, and 13 brothers and sisters.  She was retired from Equitable Gas Company after 34 years in billing.  She is survived by her loving daughter, Tracy King of Denver, CO, her grand dog Lola, and nieces and nephews. Services will be private.  Arrangements entrusted to Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home, Duquesne, PA.

 


Irene M. Polakovic

August 12, 2019 |

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

Irene M. Polakovic age 91, of West Mifflin on August 10, 2019. She was a daughter of the late Theodore “Frank” and Veronica (Lokay) Matola. Irene was a clerk typist for the government in WWII. She was a member of Holy Trinity Church, West Mifflin and Ascension of Our Lord Church in Clairton. She was a member of the former Holy Trinity Christian Mothers where she was the vice president and program chair lady. A lector for 26 years, and a girl and boy scout leader. She was a member of Chee Chee Colo Club since its inception. One of the first two women to be on the Holy Trinity School Board and a graduate of Clairton HS class of 1946. Beloved wife of the late Stephen Francis “Pucki” Polakovic; mother of Stephanie (Edward) Glazar of N. Huntingdon, Karen Polakovic of West Mifflin, Mark (Beth) Polakovic of Franklin Park, Dr. Laura (Derek) McNeill of Fombell and Melissa (Domenic) D'Andrea of Pleasant Hills; grandmother of Allison Glazar, Sarah (Dan) Klicker, Renee Polakovic, Celeste (Troy) Schaltenbrand, Mallory Polakovic, Spencer McNeill, Trevor McNeill and Lilianna D'Andrea; great-grandmother of Zack Glazar, Elijah and Audrey Klicker; predeceased by her brothers and sisters, Elizabeth Fairchild, Susan Knieling, Mary Fincik, John Matola, Andrew Matola, Ann Jassem, George Matola and Verne Ondick; also survived by nieces and nephews.

 
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Joan Gardell Taylor

August 08, 2019 |

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

Joan Gardell Taylor age 88, of Irwin, formerly of West Mifflin, on Wednesday, August 7, 2019; beloved wife of Clifford Taylor and the late John “Jack” Gardell, Sr; loving mother of Catherine (late Ralph) Eldridge of Middletown, CT, John (Mary) Gardell of Greenfield, Patricia Delserone of West Homestead, Mary (Jeff) Bedont of West Mifflin and Terri (Bill) Dearth of Bridgeport, WV; sister of Patricia Granny of North Huntingdon; also survived by grandchildren, Christine (Brian) Toomey, John (Kristin) Gardell, Amy Williams (Javier Ortiz), Richard (Rachael) Delserone, Joseph (Lisa) Gardell, Kimberly Gardell, Michael (Ashley) Gardell, Tracey Late, Alex (Emily) Delserone, Tyler Douglass and Matthew Dearth; Gigi to Brian, Jr., Shane, Kaylee, Laney, Jack, Gabby, Ava, Gavin, Gwen, Kacan; and great-great Gigi to Brooklynn.  Joan was retired as a catalog supervisor at JC Penney, member of the confraternity of Christian Mothers and a member of the McKeesport Choraliers.  Visitation on Friday from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300, where a blessing service will be held Saturday at 12 noon, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph’s Church at 12:30.  Memorial contributions to the Alzheimer association. 

 


William G. "Bill' Barker

August 06, 2019 |

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

William G. "Bill' Barker age 63, of Upper St. Clair formerly of Duquesne passed away on August 3, 2019. He was a son of Patricia (King) Barker of West Homestead and the late William “Punch” Barker; Bill was the building superintendent at the Plaza on Mt. Washington. He was a Marathon runner having completed over 20 marathons. Beloved husband and best friend of Dee (Caldwell) Barker for 26 years; father of Bethany Barker of Hazelwood, Brooke (Jamon) Chavis of Tennessee and Billy John Barker of White Oak; grandfather of Tahyla Daniels, Solomon Barker, Margaus Barker, Elonna Walker, Brooklyn Chavis, Madison Chavis and expecting an additional grandchild; brother of Mary Ann (Richard) Dobos of Hunker, Wayne (Georgia) Barker of West Mifflin and Jean Marie (Dr. John) Swade of West Homestead. There will be no visitation or services. Arrangements entrusted to MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, Duquesne.

 


Rosemary (Oeler) Shipe

August 06, 2019 |

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

Rosemary (Oeler) Shipe, born October 11, 1924, returned to the Lord on August 3, 2019.

Rosemary O. Shipe, née Oeler, 94 3/4 yrs., after nearly 44 years apart, is reunited with the love of her life, John J. "Jack" Shipe.  Simul in aeteraum.  Married just short of 20 years, they were blessed with 7 children.  She attended Thompson Business School in McKeesport and worked as a clerk at USS Duquesne Works prior to marriage and raising a family.

A never-ending curiosity and wonder of the world, love of language, and card playing kept her sharp her whole life.  She started the latter as a young girl, joining her mother's card club (her youth and her skill making her the least, well-liked player).  High school Latin aided her cross-wording, Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy passions to the end.

 
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Terrance John Estu Sr.

August 04, 2019 |

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

Terrance John Estu Sr. age 67, of East McKeesport, formerly of Duquesne, on July 29, 2019 at home. He was a son of the late John and Yolanda (Szalay) Estu; he was a retired plumber for US Steel Homestead Works and a former member of the Hungarian Reformed Church in Duquesne. Former husband of the late Kathleen A. (Morgan) Estu; father of Kimberly (Robert) Harris, Jr. of Prince Frederick, MD, Eric Christopher Estu of West Homestead and Terrance John Estu, Jr. of Woodbridge, VA; grandfather of Michael Antonio Estu, Robert Harris, III, Tristan Harris; brother of Kristine Estu of Colorado and his twin brother, Timothy Estu of Minnesota; uncle of Matthew Skalican, Mark Skalican and Lauren Skalican.

 
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