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Juanita "Nada" Sloss

May 11, 2024 |

By William S. Skovranko Memorial Home | Posted in: William S. Skovranko Memorial Home

Juanita "Nada" (Bickus) Sloss, 88 of West Mifflin entered into eternal life paecefully at home on Saturday, May 11, 2024. Born in Duquesne on January 12, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Barbara (Kostelnik) Bickus. Mrs. Sloss was a member of St. Joseph Church of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish. Beloved wife of the late Charles "Chick" P. Sloss, she is survived by her loving children; Cheryl (Larry) Stefan, Beverly (John) Seba, Karen (Late Victor) Boytos, and Nita (Richard) Ignat. She is also survived by many grandchildren, great grandchildren,  great great granddaughter and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by a son Charles J. Sloss. A wonderful and loving homemaker, Nada also found great happiness as a foster mother to two children.

Family and friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 PM on Tuesday May 14, 2024 in the William S. Skovranko Memorial Home Inc., 828 Richford Street, Duquesne. A Blessing Service in the Memorial Home on Wednesday, May 15, 2024 at 9 AM will be followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 AM in St Joseph Church, Duquesne, with Rev. Thomas Lewandowski as celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Mifflin.

 
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Dr. Brian D. Piskorik, Pharm. D.

April 25, 2024 |

By William S. Skovranko Memorial Home | Posted in: William S. Skovranko Memorial Home

Dr. Brian David Piskorik, Pharm. D. died unexpectedly on Thursday April 18th, 2024 at the age of 50, at his home in Cape Coral, Florida.

Born in Pittsburgh on August 6th, 1973, he was the son of the late Stephen Piskorik Jr., and Kathy (Yanichko) Piskorik. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University of PA. He received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from Palm Beach Atlantic where he was President of his Fraternity, the Delta Upsilon Chapter of Kappa Psi. He loved his work as a pharmacist and was a caring practitioner in his career as a pharmacy manager.  He was well known for his kind smile and extraordinary consideration for his patients.

Being a Pittsburgh native, he was a devoted fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers. He loved golfing, cooking and being “The Fun” uncle to his great-nephews, nieces, and cousins. He was extremely close with his beloved Mother, whom he cared for until his death. He was a dear son, brother, uncle, nephew, and friend.

In addition to his father, he is preceded in death by his brother, Stephen Brian Piskorik, and grandparents George Yanichko and Elsie (Porter) Yanichko. Brian is survived by his mother and sister Kara Piskorik (Daniel) Luterman .

All are welcome to attend services which will be announced shortly. William S. Skovranko Memorial Home Inc., 828 Richford Street, Duquesne, PA.

 
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Jack Arin

April 09, 2024 |

By William S. Skovranko Memorial Home | Posted in: William S. Skovranko Memorial Home

Jack Arin, 94, of Pittsburgh, fell asleep in the Lord peacefully on Monday, April 8, 2024 in Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Born in Duquesne, January 8, 1930, he was the son of the late Anasin Arashinko and Anna Doroshenko Arashinko. Mr. Arin was a member of St. Gregory Russian Orthodox Church of Homestead, he also was a retired co-owner of the former White Oak Florist, a member of the GBU of Duquesne and the American Croation Club of Duquesne. Mr. Arin proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. Beloved husband of Joan (Zill) Arin, he is also survived by a son, John Arin, two daughters, Katherine (Robert) Berk and Barbara (Randy) Cunic and four grandchildren. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by four brothers, Nicholas Arashinko, William Erosenko, Paul Arashinko, and Harry Erosenko and two sisters, Mildred White and Claudia Bondi.

Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Evgeni Peykov on Thursday April 11, 2024 at 10 A.M. in the William S. Skovranko Memorial Home Inc., 828 Richford Street, Duquesne. Burial will follow in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills. Memory Eternal.

 
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Frank G. Sprentz Jr.

February 14, 2024 |

By William S. Skovranko Memorial Home | Posted in: William S. Skovranko Memorial Home

Frank G. Sprentz Jr., 73,of McKeesport Passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, Born November 10, 1950 in McKeesort, he was the son of the late Frank G. Sr. and Irene McClure Sprentz. He was the beloved husband of 47 years to Leona Zabelsky Sprentz, he was also survived by two loving sons, Zack (Lindsay) Sprentz of Rincon, GA and Brad Sprentz of Brooklyn, NY, a sister, Sue (Steve) Braunfield of Naples, FLA. and Cleveland, Ohio, and many neices, nephews and friends. He was a 1968 Graduate of McKeesport High School and a 1972 Graduate of Edinboro  University as an Art Major.  Frank was a retired commercial sign painter for Kasmarik Signs, KAG Sign Works and BAW Plastics. He was also an accomplished self taught drummer who played in numerous bands including Sudden Grace, Harmony and Glenn Pavone and the Cyclones, which he also wrote songs for. He also enjoyed 4th of July Parties and Saturday morning jams with Coz. Frank was a quiet gentle man with a heart of gold, who loved his sons, Hemi cars, music and TV shows.

As per Mr. Sprentz wishes there will be no visitation or services at this time. A celebration of Frank's life will be held at a later date. Services entrusted to William S. Skovranko Memorial Home Inc., 828 Richford Street, Duquesne.

A memorial garden will be planted with trees, shrubs and flowers in Frank's memory at Aleo Lake in Stahlstown, PA. If you wish to donate to the memorial Garden please make donations to his wife Leona. PLEASE DO NOT ORDER TREES OR PLANTS AND HAVE THEM SENT, or Donations can be made in Mr. Sprentz's memory to Jamie's Dream Team, 4617 Walnut Street, McKeesport, PA 15132.

 
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Neil S. Salopek

January 22, 2024 |

By William S. Skovranko Memorial Home | Posted in: William S. Skovranko Memorial Home

Neil S. Salopek, 44, of West Mifflin passed away surrounded by his loved ones in the comfort of his home on Sunday, January 21, 2024.

Neil was born on December 17, 1979 to the late Duane (Duey) and (late) Cindy Salopek. He was raised in West Mifflin (Riverview Homes) with his sister, Nicole (Brandon Nathan) Salopek, where he met his closest friends to this day. Neil was a loving husband to Stefanie (Schlutz) Salopek and a proud father to his beautiful daughters, Lia (16) and Adilee (14). He was the epitome of a “girl dad” and loved to spoil his girls at any cost. Neil was also the fun uncle, always wrestling with his nephews (Jace, Dash, and Cam Nathan).  He will be deeply missed by his wife, daughters, sister, and nephews, but his will to provide and lead for them will never be forgotten.

As one of the first employees at FEI (Field Environmental Instruments), Neil was an integral part of developing the company. His work ethic was admirable, and he built many lasting relationships in his 25 years with the business. When Neil wasn’t working, he spent his time on the softball field as coach and role model. His softball family was near and dear to his heart and he never gave up battling for them.

Neil is also survived by his grandma, Jane (Bitkowski) Breznay and preceded in death by his grandfather, Francis “Braz” Breznay and Helen (Lesko) Salopek, along with his uncles: Uncle Ted, Uncle Denny, and Uncle Dave. He also had a close knit of friends that were and always will be family to him.

Family and Friends will be received in the William S. Skovranko Memorial Home, Inc., 828 Richford Street, Duquesne, on Wednesday, January 24th from 2PM until the blessing service at 8PM. A church service will be held on Thursday, January 25th at 10 AM, Christ Lutheran Church, 405 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne. Following the service, a celebration of Neil’s life will be held at the American Croatian Club, 1111 Grant Avenue, Duquesne.

 Just like his dad, Neil would always ask, “Who loves you?”. He would want his girls (and you) to know that the only acceptable answer is “You do.”

 
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Mary Ann Andrejcak Graham

January 18, 2024 |

By William S. Skovranko Memorial Home | Posted in: William S. Skovranko Memorial Home

Mary Ann Andrejcak,(Sestile,Wintermyer)Graham Age 82 Passed away peacefully in her home on January 15, 2024 after a very short and brave battle with cancer. She is preceded in death by her husband Richard Graham; her daughter Marie Elaina Sestile, Shepherd; her parents Ann Gonchar Andrejcak & Michael Andrejcak. She is survived by her 3 brothers, Michael(Ann), Elmer(Judi) and David(Stephanie); her son John Sestile and daughter Angela Sestile, Hitchcock; her grandchildren Amber Lynn Sestile and William John Shepherd Jr.; and her great grandson Aiden. Mary Ann was a kind, generous and strong woman. She graduated from Duquesne High School Class of 1960, and went on to raise her 3 children. Later, after her children were grown she put herself through Nursing School, earning her R.N. Degree. She later moved to Florida. She had a full and active life and will be missed by all that knew her. A Celebration of Life will be held in FL in February. Mary Ann and her daughter Marie's ashes will be interned between her parents in May in PA. followed by a Celebration of Life for both. Details and dates will be provided on her Facebook page. Local Arrangements entrusted to William S. Skovranko Memorial Home Inc, Duquesne

 
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Janine (Kocur) Persichetti

January 17, 2024 |

By William S. Skovranko Memorial Home | Posted in: William S. Skovranko Memorial Home

Janine (Kocur) Persichetti, 54, of West Mifflin passed away surrounded by family on Wednesday, January 17, 2024 in Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Born March 16, 1969 Janine was the daughter of Ron Kocur of West Mifflin and the late Mary Lou Woolheater. She spent many years working for Lutheran Distributors, UPMC, Premier Medical and Value City Furniture. Besides her father she is survived by her loving Aunt Carol Barsotti and many other aunts, uncles and cousins. She had a special relationship with her beloved partner Joe Persichetti and also with Leslie, Carly and Vinnie which will be forever cherished. She will also be missed by her canine companion Mia and feline Kitty.

Friends and family will be received on Sunday, January 21, 2024 from 2-6 PM in the William S. Skovranko Memorial Home Inc., 828 Richford Street, Duquesne. Prayers will be offered in the Memorial Home on Monday, January 22, 2024 at 10:30 AM followed by Burial in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills

 
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Edward J. Balombiny

January 15, 2024 |

By William S. Skovranko Memorial Home | Posted in: William S. Skovranko Memorial Home

Edward J. Balombiny, 74, of West Mifflin, entered into eternal rest at home on Thursday January 11, 2024. Born in Homestead on May 12, 1949 to the late Edward and Verna (Hankowitz) Balombiny. Mr. Balombiny was a retired machinist for McKesson Medical Manufacturing and a U.S. Army veteran. He is survived by a daughter, Heather (Frank) Mayer, two grandchildren, Hunter and Mckenzie Mayer, an aunt, Mary (late Ray) Balombiny, and several cousins. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by a brother Jan Balombiny.

Family and friends will be received in the William S. Skovranko Memorial Home Inc., 828 Richford Street, Duquesne from 3-7 on Thursday, January 18, 2024. Blessing services will be offered on Friday January 19, 2024 at 9 A.M. in the funeral home followed by burial with military honors at 10:30 A.M. in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville.

 
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Janet L. Ducar

January 14, 2024 |

By William S. Skovranko Memorial Home | Posted in: William S. Skovranko Memorial Home

Janet L.Ducar (Palmer), 88, of Whitaker peacefully rested in the hands of the Lord surrounded by her loving family on Friday, January 12, 2024. She is preceded in death by her son Bernard J and her parents Mary and William Palmer.  Left to cherish her memory is her beloved husband Bernard E. Ducar of 68 years and her loving children William (Joanne), Robert, Denise (late Dean), Deborah (Ronald), and Mary Beth; Grandmother of Christi (Billy), Jessica (Jason), Katie, Joshua, Jared (Kalea), Courtney, Deana and Alexis; great grandmother to Annabelle and Alexandria.  Sisters Mary Lu (late Ross) and Margaret “Marge” (John), Sisters-in-law Frances, Martha (Tom), Dolly (Don).  Also survived by many nieces and nephews.  Janet had a strong work ethic and always did whatever she could to help others. Her caring nature, generosity and kindness were treasured by everyone who knew her. Janet lived her life with a great sense of humor and memories of her will surely bring a smile to her loved ones faces. She never met a baked good she didn’t like and loved reading, going to the movies, shopping, and spending time with her family.

Family and friends will be received in the William S. Skovranko Memorial Home Inc. 828 Richford Street, Duquesne, on Wednesday, January 17, 2024, from 11 A.M. until a Blessing Service at 3 P.M. with Rev. Andrew Deskevich officiating.

A mom like no other

Who took on everyone’s worries

Bakeries were your favorite place

And you handled life with such grace

We are all so lucky

To have had all of these years

As we look through these tears

We won’t see anything but a wonderful mama bear

 
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Bruce Shields

December 27, 2023 |

By William S. Skovranko Memorial Home | Posted in: William S. Skovranko Memorial Home

Bruce L. Shields, 57, of Duquesne passed away on Thursday, December 14, 2023 at home. Born in McKeesport on February 19, 1966. he was the son of the late George R. and Pauline (Hrizo) Shields. Mr. Shields was a former clerk for Monzak's Service Center and a former employee at the Village Shop and Save. He is survived by a sister, Toni (Late Randy Vranick) Shields , a brother, Jon Shields, an aunt, Clara Massropian and nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Mr. Shields was also preceded in death by his two brothers, Steven "Iggy" Shields and Gregory "Flash" Shields

Per Mr. Shields request, there will be no visitation or services. Arrangements are entrusted to the William S. Skovranko Memorial Home Inc., 828 Richford Street, Duquesne.

 
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Anna C. (Ballough) Carek

December 27, 2023 |

By William S. Skovranko Memorial Home | Posted in: William S. Skovranko Memorial Home

Anna Carek Obituary

Anna Cecilia (Ballough) Carek, 83, of Dravosburg, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, December 27, 2023, peacefully at home. Born in Duquesne, August 11, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Anna (Budia) Ballough. Mrs. Carek was a member of St. Joseph Church of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish. Mrs. Carek was a retired  manager for Century Square Shop-N-Save, West Mifflin. Beloved wife of the late Edward Carek, she is survived by her loving son, Edward and his wife Hope Carek and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband she was also preceded in death by a daughter, Cheryl Ann Carek, and six brothers, James, Bernard, Michael, Charles, Arthur and Phillip Ballough.

Family and friends will be received in the William S. Skovranko Memorial Home, Inc., 828 Richford Street, Duquesne, PA. on Saturday, December 30 from 2P.M.  until time of Blessing Service at 6 P.M. with Rev. Dan D'Antonio officiating. Private burial will take place in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Mifflin.

 
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Kathleen R. Alexa

December 09, 2023 |

By William S. Skovranko Memorial Home | Posted in: William S. Skovranko Memorial Home

Kathleen R. (Kocheran) Alexa, 69, of West Mifflin entered into eternal life on Thursday, December 7, 2023, peacefully at home. Born in Iselin, PA, on October 9, 1954, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Anna (Shuster) Kocheran. Mrs. Alexa was a retired Medical Coder for Zoll Medical, beloved wife of the late Gregory C. "X" Alexa, she is survived by her loving children, Amanda (Tim) Fair and Kristen (Scott) Bish; five grandchildren, Maisie (Josh), Ashlyn, Owen, Alex and Xavier; two sisters, JoAnn (Albert) Revak of West Palm Beach, Florida and Gloria (Bruce) Simko of Munhall; and numerous nieces, nephews, adored friends and co-workers.

Friends and family will be received from 4-6 P.M. on Sunday, December 10, 2023 and 2-4 P.M. on Monday, December 11, 2023 in the William . Skovranko Memorial Home Inc., 828 Richford Street, Duquesne.

Mrs. Alexa was a loving and warm hearted soul who loved everyone. In her kindness and love for all she threw a yearly end of summer picnic for family and friends for 30+ years that became the highlight for all involved.

 
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Lee "Spanky" Zabelsky

October 16, 2023 |

By William S. Skovranko Memorial Home | Posted in: William S. Skovranko Memorial Home

Lee E. "Spanky" Zabelsky, 53, of Duquesne, died suddenly on Sunday, October 15, 2023 at Excela Health Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. Born in McKeesport November 29, 1969, He was the son of LaVon "Vonnie" (Poskon) Zabelsky and the late Leo E. Zabelsky. Spanky was the co-owner of Leo's Service Center in Duquesne with his brother Luke and son Jake and was a contract tow operator for the city of Duquesne. Beloved son of LaVon "Vonnie" Zabelsky, Spanky is also survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Stephanie (Gajdos) Zabelsky, a son Jake Steven Zabelsky, a daughter, Jenna Lee Zabelsky, three brothers, Luke Zabelsky, Lane (Tamara) Zabelsky, and Lenny Zabelsky, A sister Lauren Zabelsky, a nephew, Ethan Marec Zabelsky, a niece, Sophia Rose Zabelsky, aunts, uncles, cousins and his father and mother in-law, Joe and Mary Ann Gajdos.

Family and friends will be received on Wednesday October 18, 2023 in the William S. Skovranko Memorial Home Inc., 828 Richford Street, Duquesne, from 12 (noon) until time of blessing services at 7 P.M. with Rev. Thomas Lewandowski officiating.

Please join us for a celebration of life at the American Croatian Club - Duquesne on Friday October 20, 2023 at 6 P.M.

For our Stahlstown friends who are like family please join for a celebration of life at the Foggy Mountain Lodge and Pub on Saturday October 21 at 7 P.M.

In lieu of flowers the family wishes for trees, bushes or shrubs  sent to the funeral home for a memorial garden at Aleo Lake, in Spanky's memory.

 
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Dolores Stiver

September 25, 2023 |

By William S. Skovranko Memorial Home | Posted in: William S. Skovranko Memorial Home

Dolores J. (Dobransky) Stiver, 94, of West Mifflin entered into eternal rest on Friday, September 22, 2023 in Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Born in Duquesne on January 9, 1929, she was the daughter of the late George and Mary (Grego) Dobransky. Mrs. Stiver was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, St. Agnes Church, West Mifflin. A loving and devoted homemaker, Dolores was the beloved wife of the late Paul G. Stiver. Mrs. Stiver is survived by her three daughters, Kelly Stiver, Sandra (Alan) Hartman, and Robin Steiner; three Grandsons, Nathan Hartman, Stephan Hartman and Timothy Steiner; six great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. In Addition to her husband, she was also preceded in death by a brother, Edward Dobransky and a sister, Gertrude Bacon.

Per Mrs. Stivers wishes there will be no visitation and all services will be private. Arrangements are being handled by William . Skovranko Memorial Home, Inc., 828 Richford Street, Duquesne, Craig M. Skovranko, Supervisor.

 
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John Stanley "Spatz" Slepecki

September 02, 2023 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William S. Skovranko Memorial Home

John Stanley "Spatz" Slepecki, 93, of Virginia Beach, VA., (Formerly of Duquesne) entered into eternal life on Wednesday, August 23, 2023, peacefully at the home of his daughter Marylin Borza. Mr. Slepecki was born in Glassport on March 7, 1930. He was the ninth child of ten of the late Frank and Antonina (Starzak) Slepecki. He was a retired steel worker and a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish. Beloved husband of the late Mary Ann (Cmar) Slepecki, he is survived by two daughters; Marylin (Michael) Borza of Virginia Beach and Audrey (Nicholas) Touloumes of Mechanicsburg, a sister, Bernadette Juraszek of North Huntingdon, four grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will be received from 6-8 P.M. on Thursday, August 31, 2023 in the William S. Skovranko Memorial Home, Inc., 828 Richford Street, Duquesne. A Blessing in the Memorial Home on Friday, September 1, 2023, at 9:30 AM will be followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM in Holy Trinity Church with Rev. Nicholas Mastrangelo as celebrant. Burial will follow in Holy Trinity Cemetery, West Mifflin.                             

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of John Stanley Slepecki, please visit our floral store.

 

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