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Edward Fredrick Unterseher

September 25, 2020 |

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

 

Edward Fredrick Unterseher, 78, of North Versailles (formerly of Duquesne), passed away peacefully at home on September 24 , 2020. He is the son of the late Edward and Ariona Wagner Unterseher. He is survived by his daughter Dawn (Paul) Kogut; son Edward (Gale) Unterseher; siblings Kathleen (Stanley) Kilsdonk, Ellis (Helen) Unterseher, and Norman (Janet) Unterseher; step-grandson Ricky (Krystal) Martinelli and great-grandson Nicholas.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Theresa, and brothers LeRoy and Dallas. Edward was born Dec. 27, 1941 in Hazen, North Dakota, raised in Fairview, Montana, and graduated from Fairview High School in 1960. He served in the Navy aboard the USS Great Sitkin, an ammunition carrier, from Jan. 1961 to Jan. 1965. He often recalled his service in the Mediterranean Sea region. Edward met the love of his life, Theresa Loveland, on a blind date while he was on leave. They married in 1967 and settled in Duquesne. Edward was a member of St. Joseph Church in Duquesne and worked for Westinghouse Air Brake Co. for more than 30 years. Edward loved visiting family, taking road trips around the country, fishing, and watching horse racing and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Friends receieved Tuesday 2-4 and 6-8 at the Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne. Funeral blessing will be held Wednesday 11am at the funeral home. Interment following St. Joseph Cemetery, West Mifflin.

 


Mary B. Buchleitner

July 20, 2020 |

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

Mary B. Buchleitner, 85, of West Mifflin, died July 19, 2020.  She is the daughter of the late Joseph and Margaret (Weis) Strauss and beloved wife of the late Leroy N. Buchleitner, Jr.  

She was the loving mother of Nicholas (Jill) Buchleitner, Mary Margaret (Vinny) Butera, the late John (Jackie) Buchleitner, Donna (Jim) Sabo, Dianne Furnival, Denny (Betsy) Buchleitner, Lee Anne (Jim) Phillippi, Steven (Lisa) Buchleitner, Paul (Jamie) Buchleitner and Andrew (Jen) Buchleitner.

 
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Helen S. Holko

July 07, 2020 |

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

Helen S. Holko died peacefully on Monday, June 6, 2020, a daughter of the late Fred and Ann Semko originally from Rankin, Pa.  She is the wife of the late Stephen A. Holko, Sr. and is survived by daughters Diane (Tom) Stanesic and Mary Ellen (Donny) Minchoff and sons Stephen A. (Judith) Holko, Jr., David (Karen) Holko and John (Kim) Holko.  In addition, she is survived by her granddaughters Jennifer, Jackie, Becky, Jessica, Tara, Janeace, Paula, Amy and Stephanie and grandsons Todd and John, Jr.  Helen was also blessed with 19 great grandchildren.  She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.  Preceded in death by her siblings.

 
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Michele Loraine Storer

June 23, 2020 |

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

Michele Loraine Storer, 52 of Owasso, OK, formerly of West Mifflin, died June 11, 2020.  She was the daughter of Marge Kascak Gougler (the late James L. Kascak and the late Andrew (Sonny) Gougler. Michele is survived by her husband Scott Storer; daughter Ariel Storer; son Andrew James “AJ” Storer; brother James (Connie) Kascak; brother  Jackie (Laurie) Kascak and nephew Tyler (Ali) Kascak.  She was preceded in death by her nephew Michael Kascak.  Michele worked for First Bank of Owasso  for 17 years and was a graduate of West Mifflin North High School.  A memorial mass will be held Fri., June 26, 2020, 10:00 am at Christ the Light of the World Church with Father Tom Lewandowski. Funeral arrangements by Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne.
 


Anthony "Sonny" L. Wiatrowski

June 23, 2020 |

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

Anthony "Sonny" L. Wiatrowski, 81, of West Mifflin, died June 20, 2020.  He is the son of the late Antoni and Minnie (Lasczynski) Wiatrowski and husband of the late Mary Jane (Ashbaugh) Wiatrowski.  Sonny is survived by daughters Diane (Robert) Speck of Valencia and Laura (John) Waugaman of West Mifflin; grandchildren Katelyn (Sean) Angelo, Brianna Speck and Elizabeth Waugaman; great-grandchildren Sophia and Logan Angelo; and was preceded in death by his brother Donald Wiatrowski.  Sonny was a retired property controller for Bechtel Bettis in West Mifflin; a member of Christ the Light of the World Parish; Holy Name Men's Club and served in the US Army.  A funeral mass will be held Wed., June 24, 2020 at 10:00 am at St. Hedwig Church.  Entombment following St. Hedwig Cemetery.  Funeral arrangements by Teichart-Gracan Funeral  Home, Duquesne.

 


Gertrude Dietz Ferris

June 16, 2020 |

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

Gertrude Dietz Ferris, of Houston, Texas, died on Monday, June 15, 2020, at the age of at 99. She passed away in peace and at the time of her death was surrounded by her loving family. Gertrude was born Sept. 12, 1920, to Peter and Anna Dietz in Kersey, Pa. She was one of 10 children and had four sisters and five brothers. She grew up on her family’s farm and continued to return to Kersey, every summer for the remainder of her life. She enjoyed visiting her many nephews, nieces and cousins in Elk County, Pa. Gertrude was a graduate of Kersey High School and married William on Nov. 27 1941. She passed the war years in Kersey, with her first son, William. Gertrude later lived in Ford City, Natrona and Brackenridge, Pa., before moving to Columbia, Mo., to be near her second son, Stephen. Later she moved to Houston, Texas, where she lived for the remainder of her life close to her eldest son, William. While in Houston, she was able to visit with her many great-grandchildren. Gertrude was married for 61 years to William Ferris, who preceded her in death in 2002. She had four children:  William (Delores), Suzanne, Stephen (Madonna) and Gregory (Karen). She has three grandchildren: William Ferris, Stephen Ferris and Raymond Ferris. She has five great-grandchildren: Ashley Ferris, William Ferris, Michael Ferris, Kira Ferris and Zachary Ferris. Gertrude loved to play bingo and was a regular at it. She had a green thumb and could grow practically anything. Her home was always filled with various plants and flowers. She was a long-term  member of St. Joseph Parish in Natrona, Pa.,  and was active in its many events. Her life will be celebrated with a Mass of Christian Burial to be  held at the Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Natrona Heights. Interment will follow at  Our Lady of Hope Catholic Cemetery in Brackenridge, Pa., next to her husband, William, and her daughter, Suzanne. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, 212 Wilmot St., Duquesne, PA 15110, 412-466-0500.

 


Mary Eleanor Sabo

June 09, 2020 |

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

Mary Eleanor Sabo, 83, of Munhall formerly of West Mifflin died Monday June 8, 2020. She is the daughter of the late Frederick and Eleanor (Kirmeyer) Tyson. Beloved wife of the late Raymond Sabo. She is survived by daughters Robin Pavlik and Lisa Csokuly; son-in-law Maitland Lebedda; grandchildren Jennifer Pavlik, Jason (Dominica) Pavlik, Jessica Pavlik, Corey (Audi) Lebedda and Chase Lebedda; and great-grandchildren Alexandria, Anastasia, and Navy. She was preceded in death  by her daughter Deborah Lebedda. A funeral mass will be held Friday 11am at St. Therese Church in Munhall. Interment following St. Joseph Cemetery, West Mifflin. Arrangements by TEICHART-GRACAN FUNERAL HOME, Duquesne.

 


Barbara B. Tomosick

May 17, 2020 |

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

Barbara B. Tomosick, 97, of West Mifflin, died May 16, 2020.  She is the daughter of the late Stanko and Cecilia Butina and beloved wife of the late Michael A. Tomosick.  She is survived by her son Gary M. Tomosick and was preceded in death by her son Duane Tomosick.  Barbara was a retired real estate agent and was a member of Christ the Light of the World Parish, where she was a member of the Choir.  Funeral arrangements by Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne.

 


Deborah Baxley

May 16, 2020 |

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

Deborah Baxley, 67, of McKeesport died May 13, 2020.  She is the daughter of the late Alfred and Edith (Hill) Kremer and beloved wife of the late Joseph Baxley.  She is survived by her daughter Debbie Jo (Tim) Coddington; son Jason Riley (Susan) Baxley; grandchildren Niccole (Brian) Baxley, Justin Coddington and Brandon Coddington; sisters Dorothy Bartko, Sally (Rich) Saporito and Christine Cannon; brothers Carl Kremer and Albert (Paulette) Kremer and her fur babies Boo, Hunter, Lucky, Biscuit and Lilly.  She was preceded in death by her brother Kenneth Kremer.  Deborah was a longtime employee at Hills and Ames Department Stores in Duquesne and was currently working at TJ Maxx  in the Waterfront.  She was a member of the Calvary  Baptish Church, where she taught Sunday School and was an avid reader and loved to play games on her computer and tablet.  Due to the strict guidelines we must adhere to a this crucial time, visitation will be private.  Funeral arrangements by Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne

 


Linda J. Desmond

May 12, 2020 |

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

Linda Desmond, 64, of Roaring Spring, PA passed away Monday May 11th at Homewood in Martinsburg, PA.  She was born in McKeesport, PA and was the daughter of the late Robert Salopek and the late Barbara Stromp. She married Gary Desmond on July 30, 1977 at Resurrection Church in West Mifflin, PA. Surviving are her loving husband, Gary and son Matthew of Roaring Spring, PA and daughter Jennifer (fiancé Daniel Burket) of Claysburg, PA. She was a 1974 graduate of Duquesne High School, Duquesne, PA. She had retired from driving a school bus with E&D busing for the Spring Cove School District. She enjoyed traveling with her husband, reading, playing games on her computer, going to the casino, and the golden retrievers she has had over the years. Due to restrictions the family will try to accommodate visitors. Private interment will be at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, West Mifflin, PA. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Animal Friends, 562 Camp Horne Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15237 Arrangements made by TEICHART-GRACAN FUNERAL HOME, Duquesne, PA.

 


Louise M. Laughery

May 12, 2020 |

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

Louise M. Laughery, 96, of West Mifflin died May 11, 2020.  She is the daughter of the late Frank and Marion (Hamilton) Leigh and beloved wife of the late Carl H. Laughery.  Louise is survived by her son Carl (Karen) Laughery of Margate, FL; granddaughters Amanda Laughery and Ashley (Bryan) Arnold and dear friend Gwynn Kiesell.  She was preceded in death by sisters Dorothy Reiger and Jean Wright and brother William Leigh.  She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church; White Oak American Legion; West Mifflin Senior Citizens; Duquesne Women's Club and  Past President of McKeesport Hospital's Womens Auxillary.  Funeral arrangements by Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne.  A private graveside service will be held at Jefferson Memorial Park.

 


Harriet T. Solo

April 28, 2020 |

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

Harriet T. Solo, 81, died Wednesday April 28, 2020. She is the daughter of the late Harry and Lillian (Ballas) Suhoski. She is survived by her children Scott (David) Solo, Cynthia (Wayne) Vogt, and Cheryl (Michael) Fishetti; 8 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son Richard Solo Jr. Harriet was a member of Christ the Light of the World Parish and the Rosary Society. Due to the strict guidelines we must adhere to at this crucial time, visitation will be private. Funeral arrangements by TEICHART-GRACAN FUNERAL HOME, Duquesne.

 


Valerie A. Marecic Tkocs

March 31, 2020 |

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

 

Valerie A  Marecic Tkocs November 12, 1961 – March 30, 2020 of West Mifflin Peacefully passed away with her family by her side on March 30th at the age of 58. She was the wife of 28 years to Douglas Tkocs. She was a remarkable mother to Kayla, with constant love, care, and support flowing through her.  She was amazing and loving “Juju” to Gianna. She absolutely adored her future son in law, Justin Lutheran. She was the daughter of the late Ruldolph and Evelyn (Sabino) Marecic. She is survived by her siblings Marian Marecic Stephen Marecic Gregory Marecic Joseph (Shelly) Marecic Richard (Jennifer) Marecic Patricia (John) Tour James Marecic preceded in death by the late Michael (surving spouse Robin) Marecic Francis Marecic. She was a second mother and an amazing aunt to many nieces and nephews 
Mika Taira Joey Jessie  Stevie  Frankie Nicolette Mason Paige Marisa  Vinnie Ryan. And great aunt of Jade Gavin Brok Aidan Wyatt Francis.
She dedicated her life advocating and supporting children and adults with intellectual disabilities/autism with Rankin Christian Center/Mon Valley Supports as a Senior Supports Coordinator. She touched the hearts of many clients and their families.  Given current circumstances, there will be no funeral service at this time. In lieu of flowers, monetary contributions can be sent to Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home 212 Wilmot St., Duquesne PA 15110 for a guardian trust to be made for her granddaughter Gianna Lutheran who was the light of her life.

 


Joseph Pankuch

March 13, 2020 |

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

 

Joseph Pankuch died peacefully in his home on March 13, 2020, in Dayton, Ohio, at the age of 87. Joe emigrated from Vranov, Slovakia in 1938 at the age of five and settled with his family in Duquesne, PA.  A lover of history, geography, and algebra, Joe enjoyed sharing his passion on topics ranging from The Civil War to Genghis Khan. Always up for a good debate, he had an open heart and an open mind. Joe was a devoted member of Christ Lutheran Church in Duquesne, PA. He enjoyed bowling, gardening, dinners out, and was a huge fan of Pittsburgh sports.

 
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George "Judy" Belancik

February 22, 2020 |

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

 George “Judy” Belancik, 91, was born April 15, 1928 in Duquesne. He was the son of the late Stephen and Elizabeth (Sabol) Belancik. Beloved husband of the late Violet (Obradovich). He is survived by his loving children Michael “Sonny” Galagaza of Redondo Beach, Mary Simon of West Mifflin, George “Guj” Belancik of Hermosa Beach, Debbie (Jim) Driscoll of West Mifflin, and Richard “Blee” (Doreen) Belancik of West Mifflin. He was affectionately known as Pappy to Lisa Simon, Michael Galagaza, Anthony (Claudia) Galagaza, Melissa (Marty) Clark, Steve (Sharon) Driscoll, Erin (Sean) Welsh, Cory Desmond, Richie (Rachel) Belancik, Jared (Erica) Crevar. GP (Great Grandpap) to Sarah and Luke Galagaza, Violet Clark, Ava and Ryan Driscoll, Stephen, Quinn and Cruz Welsh, Rylee and Troy Belancik, and Miah Crevar. Also survived by sister-in-law Dolly Skorich and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son Bobby “Blee” Belancik, brother Al Belancik, and sisters Margaret Shimko and Helen Belancik. The family would also like to extend their thanks to Liz and Ashley from Bridges Hospice for their care and support Friends received Mon. 6-8 and Tue. 2-4 and 6-8, Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne. A funeral service will be held Wed. 10am. Interment following at Holy Trinity Cemetery.

 

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