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Wallace Johnson

July 03, 2020 |

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

Wallace Johnson, 87, of Clairton, Pennsylvania, was born on September 11, 1932 in Sumter, South Carolina. He was the last surviving child of the late Ambrose and Ella  (Singleton) Johnson. Wallace passed away on June 29, 2020 at AHN Jefferson Hospital. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Marlene Johnson; son, Wallace Johnson, Jr., stepson, Anthony  Belland Sr., and his twelve siblings.  

Wallace affectionately known as the “Bag Man.” worked for Tube City Iron and Metal as a crane operator for 52 years.  He enjoyed going on trips with his wife and late sister and brother-in-law Arter and Sallie Belland Austin. He also enjoyed spending time with his dear friend Walter Sinkler. Wallace was family oriented; he enjoyed family gatherings and spending time with his grandchildren. One of his favorite pastimes, was playing cards with his grandson Jai’Veon.

 
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Benjamin Bowman

July 03, 2020 |

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

With deepest sorrow, we announce that Benjamin Bowman, age 78, our beloved father, brother, family member and friend passed away on Monday, June 29, 2020 while in Family Hospice. 

Benjamin was born August 2, 1941, to Geneva (Murrough) Bowman and Willie Bowman in Irmo, South Carolina.  The oldest of seven girls and boys.

Those who knew Benjamin, even just a little, lost a shining light in their lives.  He was a man of courage, determination, and loyalty.  His motto was “nobody beats the Bo”.

 
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Frederick James Mahaffey

July 01, 2020 |

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

Frederick James Mahaffey, 40, was born to Jolene Booker and Fred James Mahaffey on August 16, 1979, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Unexpectedly, Frederick departed this life on June 22, 2020. He was also preceded in death by his brothers Dorym Smith, Darnae Smith, and his grandmother, Joan Mahaffey.

Frederick graduated from Clairton High School in 1998. He went onto attend California University of Pennsylvania where he studied Criminal Justice. Frederick served in the United States Army, and the Pennsylvania National Guard for over 11 years and was honorably discharged. Frederick attended Rosedale Technical Institute in Pittsburgh and obtained an Associate’s degree in Automotive Technology. He worked various jobs as a mechanic and security guard.

 
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Floyd Bennie Hall

July 01, 2020 |

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

Floyd B. Hall, 71, son of the late Andrew P. Hall and Ceolar Henry, was born on July 9, 1948, in McKeesport, Pennsylvania. He departed this life on June 22, 2020, and was preceded in death by Donald Hall, Terry Davis (step-brother), and stepmother Martha F. Hall.

Floyd served in the US Army and received a Purple Heart in Vietnam. He got his GED and went to Operation Dig and got accepted into the Ironworkers Union but he had to move on to different jobs. He worked for the State as a nurses’ aide at Polk State Hospital and as a prison guard at the Western Penitentiary. Floyd also attended the Bidwell Training Center and Triangle Tech as an automotive technician. He was with Linda Hale since 1970; from this union, two sons were birthed.  He was always working on cars and helping the family keep their cars on the road. He loved to take his family fishing on his boat. More than anything, he loved his sons and grandkids.

Floyd is survived by his loving wife Linda A. Hall; two sons, Floyd (Chrystal) Hall, Jr., Flawzel (Gina) Hall; 9 grandchildren; 11great grandchildren; siblings, Flawzel (Barbara) Hall of McKeesport, Ronald Hall of McKeesport, Andrew Hall of North Versailles, Andrea Hall of McKeesport, Timothy (Helen) Session of Pittsburgh, Linda Smith of Buffalo, New York; host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

 
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Ronald Wooten

June 29, 2020 |

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

Ronald Wooten, 63, died June 24, 2020. Family and friends will be received on Monday, June 29, 2020, at Macedonia Baptist Church, Duquesne, PA from 6:00pm - 8:00pm. All visiting family and friends are asked to wear masks and be mindful of social distancing.

Arrangements are in charge of Robert A. Waters Funeral Home Inc.

 
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Susan Jane McClain

June 25, 2020 |

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

Susan Jane McClain, 64, daughter of the late William and Janie (Peterson) McClain, was born February 11, 1956 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania. She passed away peacefully at her home June 20, 2020 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. 

Jane grew up in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania. She attended West Mifflin North High School, where she was known for her skills on the softball field, and for being a trickster. She worked in home healthcare for many years. Jane had a heart of gold and was known as “Auntie Jane” by many. Jane loved to laugh and love. Her Infectious laugh grabbed the hearts of everyone she encountered. Jane was a giver and loved people. Jane loved being around family and friends. Jane was strong and was a survivor. She loved to praise God and attended Oasis Ministries in West Mifflin Pennsylvania.

 
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Elijah Chapman, Jr.

June 23, 2020 |

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

Elijah Chapman, Jr., 69, son of the late Elijah and Martha (Woodard) Chapman Sr., was born on February 14, 1951 in McKeesport, PA. “Slick” as he was affectionately known, passed away on  June 18, 2020. He was also preceded in death by his siblings Leola Edwards, Gail Sanders, Sandra Harvey Leonard, Clarence, and William Chapman,

Elijah, a graduate of Clairton High School, worked for ABM Maintenance for many years. He was an avid Chess player. He also loved sports, especially basketball and football.

Elijah  is survived by his three sisters, Shirley Sanders, Evelyn  Stoutamire, Karen  Chapman, all of Clairton, PA; two brothers, Claude Chapman of North Versailles, PA, Barry  Chapman of Clairton, PA; aunt, Francis Fontain; uncles, Calvin (Sally) Woodard), Robert (Francis) Woodard of Eastover, SC; special friend, Marva Simmons; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

 
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Ronald Lanell Berry

June 16, 2020 |

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

Ronald Lanell Berry was born in McKeesport, PA on February 25, 1971. He went on to be with the Lord on June 13, 2020.

Ronald affectionately known as “Ron B” worked as a Forklift Driver at Chegg/Fed Ex in Columbus, Ohio. He also was part-owner of the K.B.R.B cleaning company in Ohio. 

He enjoyed sports, especially football, and loved the Lord.  He was full of life, there wasn’t a heart he didn’t touch. He was the family comedian and love to make you laugh.  He was the life of the party.  His hobbies were fishing, cooking, cutting hair, working out and he loved his music and loved to dance.

 
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Franchi Antonio Tines Mitchell

June 13, 2020 |

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

Franchi Antonio Tines Mitchell transitioned peacefully in his sleep into the presence of the Lord on June 1, 2020. He was the second son born in McKeesport, PA on December 12, 1963, to Thelma Jean Tines and Frank Ross.

At the age of four, he received his call to preach. At five, he started singing with his brother Deryck with their mother as she traveled and played for the mount olive baptist church in Clairton, Pa. They were nicknamed “French Fries and Ketchup.” He was fathered and pastored by the late Bishop George F. Mitchell, who also baptized him and encouraged him to play the drums as our first drummer in Freedom, PA. Franchi, himself was a follower of Christ and was a founding and lifelong member of the Free Holiness Church of Deliverance. He graduated from Duquesne High School in 1981 desiring to be an accountant. He attended Kent State University in Kent, Ohio for Accounting and Business Management on a full baseball scholarship. He was an amazing shortstop and team player who was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers.

In 1981, he became the proud father of his first child, Nikkia Boyd. She is the first of all of the grandchildren. He later married Carmen Johnson, and they have remained friends until his death. In the early 1990’s, Franchi moved to Virginia where he met Daphne Patten, his companion of his last 28 years. To this union were born two sons, Franchi Antonio Jr. and Fahrraan Mitchell.

 
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Edward Alexander, Sr.

June 13, 2020 |

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

Edward Alexander, Sr. son of late Mary Long, passed away on June 7, 2020 at UPMC McKeesport Hospital. 

He was born on April 30, 1944 in Salisbury, North Carolina. Edward served his country by joining the United States Marine Corps. He later worked as a Pipe Cutter for Duro-Bond Industries.

Edward was a kind and generous man. He volunteered his time at the 9th Street Clinic. Every Sunday, you could find him watching football. He loved Tennis also; his favorite player was Serena Williams.

Edward is survived by the love of his life, Nina Johnson; sons, Edward (Pamela) Alexander, Jr., Robert  Alexander, William  Guy, Terrence  Pitts, Brian  Johnson, Ralph  Johnson, Keith  Johnson, Edwin Johnson, Kierre Johnson; daughters, Crystal Alexander, Angelina  Johnson, Ashant-e Johnson;19 grandchildren, great-grandchildren; extended family and friends.

 
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NaDarrius Wayne Lundy

June 05, 2020 |

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

NaDarrius Wayne Lundy, 15, son of Waynesha Monique Lundy, died May 27, 2020.

He was born on September 23, 2004.

“Dinkum” as he was affectionately known by family and friends, attended Duquesne Elementary School and was presently a student at West Mifflin Middle School. He enjoyed doing what most teenage boys do, playing video games in his free time. His favorite game was Fortnite. Dinkum also loved to sing and dance. He had a deep love for his family; his personality was golden.

 
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Charles Young Powell

June 05, 2020 |

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

Charles Young Powell, 72, son of the late Isaac and Rose Lee Powell, died June 1, 2020.

He was born on April 3, 1948, in Pittsburgh. He was a graduate of Duquesne High School and worked as a Laborer for U.S. Steel.  

Charles, affectionately known as, “Charlie Boy,” was a beloved father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, who was above all passionate and proud of his family. He loved to eat; he especially enjoyed his daughters cooking. Such an avid football fan, his favorite pastime was watching the Pittsburgh Steelers.

 
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Willie Lou Lewis

June 02, 2020 |

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

Willie Lou Lewis, 78, died May 28, 2020.

Daughter of Ella Smith and the late Willie Smith, she was born May 16, 1942,  in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Affectionately known as Lou Lou, was a caring and loving person. She loved to cook and one of her favorite pastimes was playing bingo.

A woman of faith, Willie Lou was a member of St. Luke Baptist Church for many years. She sang on the choir and was an usher, the gatekeeper for the house of the Lord.  On May 28, 2020, Willie Lou passed away peacefully surrounded by her family. She was also preceded in death by her late husband Edward J. Lewis and brother Johnnie Smith.

 
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Annie Faye Robinson-Thomas

May 28, 2020 |

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

Annie Faye Robinson Thomas, 80, died May 24, 2020.

She was born May 16, 1940 in Whittakers, Nash County, N.C., the daughter of Geneva and Eddie Robinson, and moved to Pittsburgh at age 15 to live with her uncle, Lonnie Broddie, and his wife, Mary Esther Broddie.

She is survived by children Silko Renaldo Thomas, Antoinette “Toni” Thomas and Mary Elizabeth Thomas-Man; son-in-law Doug Man; grandchildren Natalia Thomas, Alicia Walker, Rico Alphonso Walker, Geneva Johnson, Lauren Alexis Thomas, Brandon Silko Thomas, Imani Man and Donovan Man; five great-grandchildren; a brother, Wilber “Uncle Mickey’ Robinson; and sisters Effie Robinson-Moore, Barbara Robinson, Dianna “Aunt Shamie” Robinson-Bobbit and Louise “Aunt Neal” Robinson.

 
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Bernice Truesdale

May 09, 2020 |

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

Bernice Truesdale, 95, loving daughter of the late James and Elizan Smith, departed this life on May 5, 2020 at Kane Regional Medical Center, McKeesport.

“Mrs. Bernice” was born on July 8, 1924, in Sumter, South Carolina. In 1940, she met and married Henry Truesdale in Sumter, South Carolina. Shortly thereafter, they joined the Great Migration and came North, seeking a better life. They eventually settled in Duquesne, Pa. where they became staunch members of Macedonia Baptist Church. Their union produced 5 children:  Henrietta, Doris Ann, Larry, Veneda and Delores. While raising their 5 children, Bernice was also employed for many years first at Presbyterian Hospital, then McKeesport Hospital until she retired.

 
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