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Velma M. (Toots) Whitney

December 14, 2018 |

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

Velma M. (Toots) Whitney, 84, of Buena Vista formerly of McKeesport died Friday December 14, 2018. She was the daughter of the late Albert and Janet (Smith) Barker. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband James Whitney. She is survived by daughters Maureen (Robin) Gault  and Barbara (Harry) Serena; sons James (Kate) Whitney and Bruce (the late Colleen) Whitney; sister Janet (Earl) Oyler; brother Dwayne (Marylin) Barker; also nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by brothers James, Ted, Bill, Bob, and Albert. Toots was a retired cafeteria worker for the McKeesport Area School District and was a former member of St. Pius Church. Friends received Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne Monday 1-9pm. A funeral mass will be held Tuesday 10am at Holy Name Church with Father Tom Lewandowski. Entombment following at New St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles. 

 


Mary Jane Wiatrowski

November 19, 2018 |

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

Mary Jane Wiatrowski, 75 of West Mifflin, died Nov. 16, 2018.  She is the daughter of the late William and Marie (Luptak) Ashbaugh.  She is survived by her beloved husband Anthony "Sonny" Wiatrowski; daughters Diane (Robert) Speck and Laura (John) Waugaman; grandchildren Katelyn (Sean Angelo) Waugaman, Brianna Speck and Elizabeth Waugaman and great grandchildren Sophia and Logan Angelo.  A memorial mass will be held Wed., Nov. 21, 2018, 10:00 am at St. Hedwig Church.  Inurnment following St. Hedwig Cemetery.  Funeral arrangements by Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne.

 


John M. "Tubby" Reganick

November 19, 2018 |

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

John M. "Tubby" Reganick, 71 of McKeesport, formerly of Duquesne, died Nov. 18, 2018.  He is the son of the late John and Anna (Chavis) Reganick.  He is survived by his brother George (Diane) Reganick; also nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by brothers Michael "Butch" Reganick and Edward Reganick. Tubby was retired from the Dept. of Transportation.  He played basketball with Pittsburgh Pipers, Duquesne Zemps and McKeesport Slavs. Friends received Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne, Fri. from 11 to 1:00 pm, at which time a blessing will be held.  Interment following Monongahela Cemetery, North Braddock.

 


Ilene D. Smerkol

November 09, 2018 |

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

Ilene D. Smerkol, 64, of White Oak died Thursday November 8, 2018. She was the daughter of the late William and Anna Fay (Faust) Horvath. She is survived by her beloved husband David Smerkol; daughter Beverly Smerkol; son James (Connie) Mattox; grandchildren Olivia, Grant, and Wyatt; sisters Carol (Gary) Hospodar and Janet (Walter) Dupier; brother William (Millie) Horvath; and many nieces and nephews. Ilene was a claims clerk at K-mart for over 35 years and was a member of Praise Assembly Church. A private family visitation will be held. Family and friends are invited to the interment Wednesday 11am at St. Mary’s Polish Cemetery, White Oak.

 


Bernice M. Smouse

October 18, 2018 |

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

Bernice M Smouse (Aunt B), 83 of O’ Hara Township died Monday October 15, 2018 at UPMC Lighthouse Pointe at Chapel Harbor Senior Residence. She was born May 3 1935 in Duquesne. She is the daughter of the late Homer and Elizabeth (McDermott) Smouse. She lived in the Blawnox/O’Hara Township area since 1987. She worked for Duquesne Light in downtown Pittsburgh for 43 years before retiring. She loved to sew, bake, play card games, do word search puzzle games and loved indoor plants. Survivors include her nephews James, Robert and Philip and nieces Jane, Debra, Doreen and LeAnn.

 
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Vincent "Vinny" C. Hohman

October 09, 2018 |

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

Vincent "Vinny" C. Hohman, 45, of West Mifflin died Oct. 6, 2018.  He is the son of Lucille (Cataldi) Hohman and the late Urban H. Hohman.  Vinny is survived by his beloved wife of 16 years Beth (Hagadorn) Hohman; children Nicholas, Kaitlyn, Samantha and Emma; siblings Blaine (JoAnn) Hohman, Delina "Del" (Chuck) Donofrio, Kathryn (Paul) Lawry, Urban "JR" (Arla) Hohman and Angela "Angie" (Rod) Minor; also nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear friends.  Vinny was a software analyst and was a member of the Duquesne Croation Club.  Friends received Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne, Wed. 6-8 and Thurs. 2-4 and 6-8.  A funeral blessing will be held Fri. 11:00 am in the funeral home.  Interment following All Saints Braddock Catholic Cemetery.

 


David A. Makay

September 14, 2018 |

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

David A. Makay, 48, of White Oak, died Sept. 14, 2018.  He is the son of the late Albert and Ellen (Loir) Makay.  Dave is survived by his daughter Kathryn Makay; sister Janice (Bruce) Miller; brother Ed (Kelly) Makay and many dear friends.  A celebration of Life honoring Dave will be held Sunday, Sept 30th at Butler's Golf Course (Rock Run Inn) at 3:00 pm.  Please join us in celebrating Dave's life, love an friendsip.  Funeral arrangements by Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne.

 


Raymond A. Stasko

September 05, 2018 |

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

Raymond A. Stasko, 78, of Munhall, died Aug. 29, 2018.  He is the son of the late Andrew and Veronica (Simko) Stasko.  He is survived by his wife Dorothy (Posipanka) Stasko; daughter Christine (Carl) Martin; son Anthony (Kim) Stasko; step daughter Melissa (Tim) Fisher; granddaughter Torie Ragan; step gandchildren Ryan and Nate; sister Bernice Biroscak; also many loyal and dear friends from Whitaker.  A memorial service will be held at St. Elias Cemetery, Fri. 10:00 am.  Funeral arrangements by Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne.

 


Sharon L. Levy

August 06, 2018 |

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

Sharon L. Levy, 68, born July 12, 1950, of North Braddock died Aug. 4, 2018.  She is the daughter of the late Robert and Betty (Gougler) Barron.  She is survived by her beloved husband Carl Levy; daughter Lisa (Terrance) Wade; son Shawn Williams; step children Jeremy, Julian, Dion, Carlos, Christian, and Dannielle; grandchildren Eric, Amber and Joshua Wade; sisters Sheila Brooks and Sondra Barron; brother Keith Barron; also numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles  She was preceded in death by her brother Robert Barron.  Friends received Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne, Thurs. 2-4 and 6-7:30 at which time a funeral service will be held.

 


Elmer "Bucky" Saunders

August 03, 2018 |

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

Elmer "Bucky" Saunders, 81  of Walkerton, IN, formerly of West Mifflin died Aug. 1, 2018.  He is the son of the late Elmer and Catherine (Hotz) Saunders.  Bucky is survived by his beloved wife Gwendolyn (Bolger) Saunders; daughter Robyn (Alan) Saunders; sister Elsie M. (Glenn) Creese; also nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by brothers Homer (Georgia) Saunders, John Saunders and Harry (Betty) Saunders and sisters Catharine (Charles) Anderson, Leona (Harry) Anderson, Betty Saunders and Elva "Mickey (Cy) Magill.  Elmer was retired from Bethlehem Steel and was a very proud Dairy Farm owner.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to www.stjude.org, www.pheasantsforever.org or www.pancan.org for pancreatic cancer.  Friends received Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne, Mon. 2-4 and 6-8.  A funeral service will be held Tues. 11:00 am at the Homeville Christian Church.  Interment following McKeesport-Versailles Cemetery.

 


Dolores M. Cheke

July 19, 2018 |

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

Dolores M. Cheke, 85, of Clarion, formerly of West Mifflin, died July 18, 2018.  She is the daughter of the late William and Mary (Schuchert) Manns and beloved wife of the late William Cheke.  She is survived by her son Bill (Marlene) Cheke and daughter Lisa (Bob) Geer; grandchildren Elise (Josh) Williams, Bela (Erin) Webb, Malinda (Mitchell) Rearick, Josselin Geer, Robert Geer, Jr., Michael Geer, Jacob Geer and Gerry Geer; 16 great grandchildren; sisters Joan Naccarato and Bernice Monzak; also nieces and nephews.  Dolores was preceded in death by her son Dr. Laird Cheke.  Friends received Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne, Mon. 2-4 and 6-8.  A funeral service will be held Tues. 11:00 am in the funeral home with Pastor Karen Parsh.  Interment following St. Hedwig Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the family.

 


Dolores "Dolly" Popovich

July 15, 2018 |

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

Dolores H. “Dolly” Navaroli Popovich, 91, passed away Saturday July 14, 2018. She was born October 28, 1926 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Gust and Catherine Bosnak Navaroli. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers Johnny, Gus and Joe Navaroli and sister Kathryn Pugh. She was a member of St. Patrick’s Church, McKeesport.

She is survived by her daughters Mary Catherine Schneider of McKeesport and Christine (Michael) Germek of McKeesport, with whom she resided. Three #1 grandchildren, Jason W. Schneider of Miami, Florida, and Amber and Kristin Germek, both of McKeesport; Sister Mollie Claar of Greenock; Sister-in-laws Joanne Navaroli of Westmorland City and Shirley Navaroli of Delmont; Many nieces and nephews and her precious grand puppies Daisy and Autumn.

Dolores was a retired medical transcriptionist in the Pathology Dept. of McKeesport Hospital for over 25 years. She loved to sew and was a wonderful seamstress. She was a devout Catholic, a “real Italian”, coffee expert, loved watching her old scary Boris Karloff movies and being a loving mom and grandmother.

Funeral arrangements by Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home; Private ceremony Tuesday, July 17, 2018. Burial in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. Heaven got another angel

 


James P. Bongartz

June 30, 2018 |

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

James P. Bongartz, 80, of Whitaker, died June 29, 2018. He was the son of the late Casper and Elizabeth (Ackerman) Bongartz. He is the husband of the late Patricia (Gracan) Bongartz. He is survived by his daughter Kelly Bongartz; sister Alberta Petruzzi, and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by sisters and a brother. Friends received Monday 3-8 at the Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne; a funeral mass will be held Tue. 11am at St. Rita's Church, interment following St. Mary's Cemetery.

 


William R. Safko

June 28, 2018 |

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

William R. Safko, 69 of West Mifflin, died June 26, 2018.  He is the son of the late Michael and Caroline Safko.  He is survived by his sister Carolyn (the late Robert) Munro; also nieces and nephews, and was preceded in death by his brother Robert (Anne) Safko and sister Dorothy (late John) McNansky. Bill was a graduate of West Mifflin North H.S. and Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics. He served in the US Navy during the Viet Nam era. Friends received Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne Monday from 2:00 to 4:00 and Tuesday from noon to 1:00 pm at which time a funeral blessing will be held.  Interment following at Holy Name Cemetery.

 

 


Audrey J. Westerlund

June 18, 2018 |

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

Audrey J. Westerlund, 93 of West Mifflin, died June 18, 2018.  She is the daughter of the late James and Annetta (William) Stammer and beloved wife of the late E. Glenn Westerlund.  Audrey is survived by her son Charles Dean (Susan) Clemons; grandchildren Sam Clemons, Beth Maha, Glenn Clemons, Bob Clemons, Ricky Guest and Michelle Smith; also great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  She is  a retired cashier for Jefferson Regional Medical Center, a member of the Dravosburg United Methodist Church and former member of the Duquesne AARP.  Friends received Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne, Thurs 10 to Noon, at which time a funeral service will be held.  Interment following Jefferson Memorial Park.

 

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