February 14, 2019 |
February 02, 2019 |
February 02, 2019 |
Margaret V. Scapellato, 92, of Port Vue formerly of West Mifflin, died peacefully, Thursday, January 31, 2019, in Lawson Nursing Home. Born July 20, 1926, in West Mifflin, she was the daughter of the late Alexander and Anna (Zebak) Mickolas. Mrs. Scapellato was a member of Christ the Light of the World Parish, Duquesne and a retired book keeper at Grant's Department Store in McKeesport and Woolworth's in West Mifflin. She was the beloved Wife of the late Dominick Scapellato, she is survived by a daughter, Susan Hornyak; and a son, Ralph Scapellato. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Alex Mickolas.
January 08, 2019 |
Loretta "Tootsie" "Lorrie" Struiff, 82, of West Mifflin, died Sunday, January 6, 2019, in Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Born in Duquesne, July 14, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Benedict and Mary (Artim) Unites. While Mrs. Struiff was primarily a homemaker, she was an instructor for the Arthur Murray Dance Studio and later in life became a published author. Preceded in death by her beloved husband Joseph "Al " Struiff Jr., a daughter, Lynn Koza, and a granddaughter, Amanda Faux, she is survived by her loving daughter, Leslie Faux, five grandchildren, Casey Koza Turbeville (Michael), Randi Koza, Adam O'Hara, Sara Faux (Brian Bakey), and Joseph Aaron Faux, and two great grandchildren, Madisyn Faux and Nolan Bakey.
December 31, 2018 |
Raymond Andrew Hvasta, 80, of Duquesne, died peacefully, Sunday, December 30, 2018 at Home. Born May 26, 1938, in Munhall, he was the son of the late Andrew and Helen (Repko) Hvasta. Mr. Hvasta was a retired U.S. Steel employee of the 100 inch mill, Homestead Works, an Usher in Holy Trinity Church, and a proud U.S. Air Force veteran.. He was the beloved husband of Virginia (Miller) Hvasta, he is also survived by a daughter, Valerie (Paul) Lyle; two sons, Vincent and Raymond (Theresa) Hvasta; two grandsons, Max and Jacob Hvasta; and two granddaughters, Katie and Emme Lyle. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Richard Hvasta.
December 19, 2018 |
November 29, 2018 |
Mary “Candy” Klotz, 92, most recently of Silver Spring, MD, passed away in her sleep on November 28, 2018, surrounded by those she loved. Born in McKeesport, PA, to the late Michael and Berthe “Bessie” Sidor Wargo, Mary was a resident of Duquesne for 15 years before moving to Munhall, where she resided with her beloved husband, Michael J. Klotz, until his death in 2011. She was a member of St. Peter and Paul Byzantine Church in Duquesne. As a homemaker, Mary is best remembered for her sparkling clean home, and cooking and baking skills. Family and neighbors looked forward to bountiful platters of homemade cookies and baked goods for the holidays, and it was not uncommon for her to hand-deliver casseroles of her secret macaroni and cheese dish to neighbors throughout the year. Ahead of the times, she practiced yoga and began studying the health benefits of herbs and food as medicine in the 1960’s.
November 27, 2018 |
Dennis Edward Forgash, 64, of Waldorf, Maryland, passed away on November 20, 2018 at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC.
Born on June 5, 1954 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania and raised in Duquesne, PA, he was the son of the late Elizabeth Sudzina Forgash and Walter Forgash. Dennis worked with Roberts Oxygen and was associated with other gas companies throughout his career. He enjoyed playing golf, doing yard work, being a handyman, rooting for Jeff Gordon, his favorite NASCAR fan and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Dennis was of the Catholic faith and attended Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church in Waldorf.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by brother Walter E. Forgash.
Dennis is survived by his loving wife and companion Janis D. Lafont; children Claire Johns and her husband Mike, Douglas Lafont and his wife Lee Ann; grandchildren Otis Robert Johns, Dayton Michael Lafont and Dylan Michael Lafont; brother David Forgash and his wife Carol Ann; nephew David A. Forgash and his wife Dawn; former spouse Sharon Fairhust; other relatives and friends.
November 18, 2018 |
Leonard J. Foremsky, 88, of Delmont, died peacefully Thursday, November 15, 2018 in U.P.M.C. East, Monroeville. Born October 9, 1930, in Duquesne, he was the son of the late John A. and Anna G. (Lipnicky) Foremsky. Mr. Foremsky was a member of Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, West Mifflin and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean conflict. Mr. Foremsky had a M.B.A. Degree from Duquesne University and was a retired accountant from U.S. Steel Corporation, Universal Atlas Cement Company, and General Refractory's. He also was an avid Steelers and Pirates fan. He is survived by a brother, Robert Foremsky of Delmont and several cousins.
October 25, 2018 |
Robert D. McCormick, 63, of Duquesne, died Sunday, October 21, 2018 in U.P.M.C. Presbyterian. Born in Canonsburg, November 21, 1954, he was the son of the late Elizabeth McCormick and Linn Ashbury. He was also preceded in death by his step-father, George Alderson and a son, Thomas D. McCormick. He is survived by his loving wife, Kathleen (Selznick) McCormick.
October 25, 2018 |
Bernard P. Radakovich, 82, of McKeesport died at home on Thursday, October 25, 2018. Born in Duquesne on January 19, 1936, he was the son of the Late Anna (Stanko) Brdar. Mr. Radakovich was a member of Christ, Light of the World Parish in Duquesne and a Retired Union Carpenter. He is survived by his beloved wife Florence (Jacobs) Radakovich; two sons, Ronald (Anna) Radakovich and Dave Radakovich, both of West Mifflin; a daughter, Marsha (Scott) Hess of North Versailles; and three grandchildren, Eric and Brian Radakovich and Chelsea Hess. He was also preceded in death by a brother James Radakovich.
October 18, 2018 |
October 15, 2018 |
James R. "Jim" Matthias, 83, of Duquesne died Friday, October 12, 2018, in UPMC Presbyterian. Born in McKeesport, November 29, 1934, he was the son of the Late George and Mary (Uhrine) Matthias. Mr. Matthias was a faithful member of Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, West Mifflin, The Parish Men's Club, Knights of Columbus Council 4210, and the IBEW Local 29. He was a retired employee of the Duquesne Light Company and a humble servant of the Church, serving as a Eucharistic Minister for many years, and a U.S. Army Veteran.
Beloved husband of the Late Ann Ragan Matthias. He is survived by four sons, Robert (Diane), James (Sandy), Michael (Tracey) and William Matthias; a brother, George Matthias and a sister, Geraldine Vennebush; Seven Grandchildren, and many Nieces and Nephews. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in Death by a brother William.
October 11, 2018 |
Arleen M. (Vereb) Bottesch, 73, of Duquesne, died peacefully at home, on Tuesday, October 9, 2018. Born in Duquesne, May 30, 1945, she was the daughter of the John Peter and Mary (Pastor) Vereb. Mrs. Bottesch was a retired employee of the admissions department of UPMC Shadyside. She is survived by her loving children; James (Leslie) Bottesch, Robyn (Pamela DeGuffroy) Bottesch, and Jamie (Charles Stemler) Bottesch; six grandchildren, Kasi (Stefan), Allison, Ethan, Morgan, Riley, and Naia; and a sister, Barbara Vereb.
October 07, 2018 |
Elizabeth Ferkanin, 90, of Jeanette, died peacefully, on Thursday, September 20, 2018 in Golden Heights Personal Care, Irwin. Born in Pittsburgh on July 9, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Yuhas) Ferkanin. She was a retired secretary for Westinghouse Electric Corperation. She is survived by a nephew, Wayne (Linda) Petrosko.