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Elizabeth "Betty" Mitrik

September 24, 2020 |

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



Elizabeth "Betty" (Kontra) Mitrik, Young at heart, of Monroeville, formerly of Duquesne, went home with the LORD on Wednesday, September 23, 2020. Born in Jessup, PA., she was the daughter of the late Michael and Bertha Toth Kontra. She was the beloved wife of the late Andrew B. Mitrik. She is survived by her loving children, Judy (Late Ronald) Malamisuro, Andrew (Therese) Mitrik, Ronald (Candice) Mitrik, Rev. Gary (Karen) Mitrik, Dennis (Cindy) Mitrik, and David (Leslie) Mitrik; a brother, Joseph (Marion) Kontra; twenty six grandchildren, twenty six great grandchildren, three great great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents and husband, Mrs. Mitrik was also preceded in death by two sisters, Mary (late Edward) Pasko and Loretta Kontra, and five brothers, Michael (late Ethel), William (late Delores), Daniel, and Thomas (late Val) Kontra. Mrs Mitrik was a devout member of Greater Works Christian Church, Monroeville and enjoyed reading the Bible and sharing the love of the LORD with others.

 
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Delores M. (Bartley) Kovac

September 10, 2020 |

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

Delores M. (Bartley) Kovac, 76, of Duquesne, died peacefully at home on Wednesday, September 9, 2020. Born October 1, 1943, in New Alexandria, she was the daughter of the late Clarence D. and Neata Bartley. Mrs Kovac was an avid gardener and cook, and was a retired chef of the Pittsburgh Athletic Club in Pittsburgh. She was the beloved wife of the late Michael G. Kovac. She is survived by two sons, Stephen (Tracy Rushe Nock) and Michael (Tana) Kovac, two daughters, Tina-Louise (Nicholas) Ulakovic and Lisa Kovac, four brothers, Ivan (Bernadette) Bartley, Clarence David Bartley, James Bartley, and Rick (MaryKay) Bartley, two sisters, JoAnne Bartley and Rita Bartley, nine grandchildren, Matthew and Stephanie Ulakovic, Kara Kovac, Cole Kovac, Chloe Kovac, Dylan Kovac, Bailey Kovac, Marshall Nock, and Mitchell Nock, nieces, nephews and her four-legged feline Sassypants.

 
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Andrea M. Long

August 29, 2020 |

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

Andrea M. (Bodnar) Long, 78, of West Mifflin died peacefully on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 in Meadowbrook Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Bethel Park. Born in Duquesne, October 28, 1941, she was the daughter of the late Andrew "Bruff" and Clara (Horgas) Bodnar. She was a retired baker at the former Duquesne Village Foodland. She is survived a son, Timothy Long, a daughter Deborah Long, two grandchildren, Alan and Jamie Long, two great grandchildren, Chase and Mason Ferretti, and several cousins.

 
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Frances A. Muse

August 19, 2020 |

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

Frances A. Muse, formerly of West Mifflin, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at Sycamore Estates, Duquesne. She was the wife of the late Richard F. Muse Sr. for 35 years. She is survived by three children; Richard F. (Susan) Muse Jr. of McMurray,  Sheila (Jack) Rozzo of Duquesne, and David (Fiance Terry) Muse of Honolulu, HI, also surviving are six grandchildren; Erin (Brian) Fallon of McMurray, Lauren (Russell) Cready of Bethel Park, Meghan (Joseph) Smith of Florence, SC, Amber Russell of Edgewood, Ashley Russell of Duquesne, and Brooke Muse of California. six great grandchildren; Olivia, Owen, Riley, Harper, Vinnie, and Alexander. Mrs. Muse loved gardening in her backyard.

 
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Julie Elizabeth (Russen) Rocco

August 01, 2020 |

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

Julie Elizabeth (Russen) Rocco passed away peacefully on July 31, 2020, and is now with our Lord and Savior. Mrs. Rocco, 63, was born in McKeesport Hospital on May 24, 1957. She was a lifelong member of the West Mifflin, PA community and also Ss. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, Duquesne.

She graduated from West Mifflin North High School in 1975.  She obtained her degree in elementary education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1979 and taught for 40 years at Saint Rita's, Clairton Central Catholic/Saint Clare of Assisi, and mostly recently Saint Agnes in West Mifflin.

She will forever be remembered as a loving Mother, Wife, Daughter, Sister, Godmother, Aunt, and Friend to all that knew her and will be greatly treasured in everyone's hearts. Julie's life will be always be tied to her being one of the most influential educators to every student to whom she gave the gift of learning.

 
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John B. Polivka

July 27, 2020 |

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

John B. Polivka, 83 of North Huntingdon, passed into the Lord's arms on Friday, July 24, 2020, at UPMC East, Monroeville. He was born on March 4, 1937, in Duquesne and was the son of the late John and Mary (Chonko) Polivka Jr. He married his high school sweetheart, Arlene J. (Takacs) Polivka who he met in the Penny Arcade in Kennywood and they would have celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary in August of this year.

He was Byzantine Catholic by faith and belonged to SS. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, Duquesne. John was a 11th Grade U.S. History teacher at Norwin High School from 1966 - 1995, he served as Social Studies Department Head, introduced and designed new courses (TODAE) and (PUSH) which he taught until his retirement.

He is remembered by his students for his Teddy Roosevelt lecture, First Day of School RESPECT lecture, the History Baseball Game, 10 quizzes per 6 weeks, day before Christmas Vacation 6 week exam, and the Presidents Page. John's interest ran from travel, tennis, birding, cross country skiing, movies, photography and music (he played the trumpet) and of course, teasing Arlene, "Say goodnight Gracie!"

He also was the treasurer of the Norwin Teacher's Federal Credit Union (1986 - 1999). He loved teaching and took great pride in the fact that he never wanted to be off from that job. He was always ready to go back after a long holiday.

 
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Geraldine D. "Gerry" (Balombiny) Selznick

July 09, 2020 |

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

Geraldine D. "Gerry" (Balombiny) Selznick, 86, of Duquesne, Fell asleep in the Lord, peacefully, on Friday June 26, 2020 in Jefferson Regional Medical Center, Jefferson Hills. Born in Duquesne, June 18, 1934, she was the daughter of the late George and Mary (Hayduk) Balombiny. Beloved wife of the late Edgar A. Selznick, she is survived by a daughter, Kathleen McCormick, a son, David Selznick, a brother, Francis Balombiny, one granddaughter, Jacqueline Fraas, a great grandchild, Carson Fraas, a nephew, Edward Balombiny, and a great niece, Heather Myer. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Selznick was also preceded in death by two brothers, Raymond and Edward Balombiny, a sister, Irene Bartos, and a nephew, Jan Balombiny.

 
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Bonnie L. Gilarski

June 23, 2020 |

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

Bonnie L. (Diebold) Gilarski, 75, of West Mifflin, died peacefully Saturday June 20, 2020 in Locust Grove Personal Care, West Mifflin. Born in Homestead, September 7, 1944, she was the daughter of the late Lynn and Hazel (Strutt) Diebold. Mrs. Gilarski was a retired self-employed housekeeper / caregiver. She is survived by a daughter, Regina (Dave) Pristas, and a grandson, Nathaniel Pristas.

 
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Helen F. Bytzura

June 13, 2020 |

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

Helen F. (Fraikor) Bytzura, 95, of West Mifflin and formerly of Duquesne, died peacefully on Friday, June 12, 2020 at the Residence at Whitehall. Mrs. Bytzura was born in Duquesne, November 1, 1924, the daughter of the late John and Anna (Petrosky) Fraikor. Mrs. Bytzura was a member of Ss. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, Duquesne, a loving homemaker, and a former teletype operator at the former Duquesne works, U.S. Steel Corporation. Beloved wife of the late George A. Bytzura, she is survived by two loving children, Patricia (Arthur) Gennari and Raymond (Carol) Bytzura; four grandchildren, Jeffery (Aubrey) Gennari, Bryan Gennari, Amanda Bytzura, and Ryan Bytzura; two great grandchildren, Benjamin Gennari and Rosalie Gennari; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by seven brothers and sisters.

 
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Krystian Andrew McDonnell

June 02, 2020 |

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

Krystian Andrew McDonnell, 23, of Duquesne died tragically in a fire at his home on Friday, May 29, 2020.

Mr. McDonnell was born February 24, 1997, in Pittsburgh. The son of Terrence McDonnell and Barbara Vamos McDonnell. Mr. McDonnell was an employee in the custodial department of Duquesne School District.

He is survived by his beloved mother, Barbara and her fiance, Dedris Davis, his father, Terrence and his wife Lasaun, a sister, Cassandra McDonnell, Paternal Grandparents, Dale and Anntionette Miller McDonnell, Aunt, Shelly (Scott) Witkowski, Godparents, Roxanne Clark and Thomas Ambrose, a niece Arya Bisgoni, and cousins, Cameron and Conner Witkowski.

 
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Marsha A. Sovak

May 16, 2020 |

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

Marsha A. (Meider) Sovak, 67, of West Mifflin, went to be with the Lord on Friday, May 15, 2020, in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. Born in Pittsburgh, December 12, 1952, she was the daughter of the late Leonard and Grace (Marsch) Meider. Mrs. Sovak was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, Duquesne and employed by the David Mitchell and Associates Accounting Firm of Upper St. Clair. Mrs. Sovak is survived by her beloved husband Eugene Sovak, two loving daughters, Dr. Lisa Sovak and Christine "Chrissy" Sovak, a brother, Leonard Meider, and a brother-in-law, Raymond Sovak.

 
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John L. Fait

May 01, 2020 |

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

John L. Fait, 62, of West Mifflin, died Wednesday, April 29, 2020, in Jefferson Regional Medical Center, Jefferson Hills. Born in Pittsburgh, March 23, 1958, he was the son of Madeline (Belovich) Fleegle and the late Richard L. Fait. Mr. Fait was a retired mechanic for the Port Authority of Allegheny County and a member of the Mifflin Social Club, West Mifflin. Besides his mother he is survived by a son, Stephen (Alisha) Fait, a brother, Dwight R. Fait, and a granddaughter, Emma G. Fait.

 
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Thomas E. "Paz" Pazehoski

April 17, 2020 |

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

Thomas E. "Paz" Pazehoski, 73, of West Mifflin, died suddenly, Thursday April 16, 2020, in U.P.M.C. Presbyterian. Born in Braddock, September 15, 1946, he was the son of Edmund S. and Margaret (Heatherington) Pazehoski. Mr. Pazehoski was a member of St. Therese of Lisieux Roman Catholic Church, Munhall, and was employed as a rigging operations manager for TRC Industries, Wilmerding.

 
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Carol A. Butler

March 28, 2020 |

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

Carol A. (Winkler) Butler, 75, of West Mifflin, died peacefully at home on Friday March 27, 2020. Born in Pittsburgh on May 9, 1944, she was the daughter of the late William Winkler and Blanche Meyer. Ms. Butler was a retired Licensed Practical Nurse and retired from John J. Kane Regional Medical Center.

 
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Robert M. Urban

March 19, 2020 |

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

Robert M. Urban, 72, of Munhall, died Tuesday March 17, 2020 in Jefferson Regional Medical Center, Jefferson Hills. Born July 25, 1947, in Munhall, he was the son of the late Michael and Jacqueline Urban. Mr. Urban was a retired employee of the U. S. Steel Corporation, Clairton Works and a proud Vietnam Veteran serving in the U. S. Army. He is survived by his beloved wife, Linda S. (Rhodes) Urban, four loving sons, Todd Urban, Brandon (Traci) Urban, Derek (Courtney) Urban, and Evan Urban, and a grandson, Mason Urban.

 
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