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Bruce R. Stewart

October 18, 2023 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Bruce R. Stewart, 73, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, October 16, 2023, with his wife and sons by his side. Born August 14, 1950 in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late Robert and Jean (Sharp) Stewart.

A 1968 graduate of McKeesport High School, Bruce went on to graduate with both Bachelors and Masters degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. He retired after 40 years as a senior structural engineer for Wheelabrator Air Pollution Control. While an engineer by profession, he was gifted in so many other ways. Bruce could cook a 5-course meal to perfection, design and grow intricate landscaping, sing along to any musical, and quote corny Mel Brooks movies.

Above all, Bruce was called to teach. He somehow paired his unwavering Christian faith with his love of all things mathematical. He devoted his life to teaching the Lutheran faith, sharing his vast study and wisdom with others. Hundreds of children passed through Bruce’s carefully crafted Sunday School lessons – he could weave a story together not just with felt and glue, but with love. Over the years, more than 150 students solved impossible math challenges with him at the tutoring table one problem at a time. You didn’t meet Bruce and not learn something – his knowledge was boundless.

 
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Lawrence “Larry” S. Dansak

October 03, 2023 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Lawrence “Larry” S. Dansak, age 80, of North Huntingdon, passed away Saturday, September 30, 2023. He was born April 5, 1943 in McKeesport, a son of the late Albert and Emma (Gergely) Dansak. He was a past member of St. Edward Catholic Church in Herminie. He was an Air Force veteran that went on to work as a mechanic / maintenance for over 36 years at US Airways in Pittsburgh before retiring. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife Linda J. Dansak; sister Sandra Kersting; and brother Dennis Dansak. He is survived by his brother-in-law William Kersting of White Oak; nephew Bill (Heather) Kersting of North Huntingdon and their children Tayler, Dylan and Kaitlyn; and sister-in-law Nancy that helped with his care.

 
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Georgeen “Gigi” (Rushe) Dunn

September 17, 2023 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Georgeen “Gigi” (Rushe) Dunn, Beloved grandmother, mother, sister, and friend, of North Huntingdon, peacefully departed this life for the next on Wednesday, September 13th, 2023 at age 66. Her legacy of love and enthusiasm for life will live on through her grandchildren Teddy, Ellie, Natalia, Daniel, and Eliza; her daughters and sons-in-law Samantha & Jeffrey and Justine & Giancarlo; her husband of 36 years Mark Dunn; her siblings Regina Rushe, Timothy Rushe, Maribeth and Ciro Rolandi, Kitty and Rick Glasser; her nieces and nephews Jamie Glasser; Bethany, Keith, Cooper, and Spencer Morse; Bradley Glasser and Kal Rao; Demi, Calvin, Simone, Neo, and Shiloh Stephens; Nick Rushe; Marina Rolandi; and countless friends she considered family. Gigi found her greatest joy in her five grandchildren, gardening, camping, dancing, and pigs.

 
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David S. Owens

September 17, 2023 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

David S. Owens, 64, of North Huntingdon, died unexpectedly Monday September 11, 2023 in Hilton Head, SC. He was born October 12, 1958 in McKeesport, a son of the late Stewart and Dorothy (Evanchak) Owens. David was a retired Certified Public Accountant and Partner with the consulting firm Baker Tilly. He was a member and Elder of First Presbyterian Church, Irwin, an avid golfer, and member at Youghiogheny Country Club where he enjoyed many friendships. He is survived by his wife Mary Ann (Kovach) Owens; his children Eric D. Owens (Zeina Al-Shaib) of Falls Church, VA and Amy Owens (Peter Breiding) of Syracuse, NY; a sister Deborah Piker (Bruce) of Liberty Borough; also nieces and great nieces and nephews.

 
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Connie L. (Berg) McClintock

September 02, 2023 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Connie L. (Berg) McClintock, 73, of Harrison City, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Sunday, August 20, 2023. She was born November 18, 1949 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Chester and Betty (Erickson) Berg. Connie was a member of Community Church, Harrison City, and was a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where she was a member of Alpha Sigma Alpha. She worked as a teacher for Norwin School District, she was a tutor for the McKeesport Area School District, and was director of the preschool program at Christ United Methodist Church, where she was well known as “Ms. Connie”. She enjoyed going on family vacations to Ocean City, and was a devoted grandmother who was affectionately known as “Mima”.

 
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Lois L. (Ochs) Beard

September 02, 2023 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Lois L. (Ochs) Beard, 91, of North Huntingdon, died Thursday, August 24, 2023. She was born April 6, 1932 in Wilmerding, a daughter of the late Walter E. and Anna Marie (Master) Ochs. Lois was a retired secretary working for Dormont Manufacturing in Delmont and Redstone Highlands in North Huntingdon. She was a Collegian in the Women of the Moose, Lodge 171, Irwin and enjoyed bowling. She was a member of New Hope Presbyterian Church, North Huntingdon. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband William J. Beard Sr., her son William J. Beard Jr., and siblings Raymond Ochs, Jane Mann and Agnes Rowles. She is survived by her children Cheryl Ann (Jeff) O’Neill of North Huntingdon and James W. (Vivian) Beard of Newport News, VA; her grandchildren Jeffrey O’Neill and his fiancé Tabytha Sant, Brittne Beard, and James W. Beard; also niece and nephew Nancy (John) Harr and Thomas Rowles.

 
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Robert “Bud” K. Miller

September 02, 2023 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Robert “Bud” K. Miller, age 79, of North Versailles, passed away surrounded by family on Saturday, August 26, 2023 from complications of ALS. He was born January 26, 1944 in Braddock, the son of the late Virginia Wagner and John Miller. Bud served honorably in the Army and was stationed in Germany. After his service, he worked for over 31 years at Westinghouse Electric as a Senor Technician. He was also the owner of Dutch-N-Dads sports card shop for many years and continued his love of cards at the Rossi Flea Mart. His other passions included working on his PT Cruisers and model trains. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife of 43 years Joanne A. Miller.

 
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Rita V. (Hensler) Marrow

September 02, 2023 |

By William Snyder Funeral Home | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Rita V. (Hensler) Marrow, 90, of North Versailles, died Tuesday, August 29, 2023. She was born March 13, 1933 in Duquesne, a daughter of the late George and Angeline (Vash) Hensler. Rita was a member of Linway Presbyterian Church, North Versailles, where she served as a deacon. She enjoyed camping and was a member of the National Campers and Hikers Association and the Slippery Rock Campground. She was a longtime member of the Green Valley VFD Ladies Auxiliary and enjoyed ladies card club. She was a former Cub Scout den mother and was also a huge Disney fan. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband William K. Marrow, a son Kenneth “Bear” Marrow, and siblings, Kenneth Hensler, Raymond Hensler, Jean Castile, Dolores Marks, and Mert Binkney. She is survived by her children David Marrow (Sherre Lee) of Harrison City, Glenn Marrow (Louise) of McKeesport, and Rev. Robert Marrow (Beth) of Naples, FL; her grandchildren Charles Spicuzza (Heather), David K. Marrow (Christy), Michael Marrow (Brittany), William Marrow (Ben Fine), Nicole Marrow (Meghan), Rachel Marrow (Dom Zappa), and Abigail Marrow (Koleson Smith); great grandchildren Nate, Chance, Gabriella, Blaze, Kirsten, Anthony James, Shelby, Dylan, Lylah, Charley, and Christian; also nieces and nephews.

 
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Robert C. Rothrauff

August 17, 2023 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Robert C. Rothrauff, 92, of East McKeesport, died Tuesday August 1, 2023, at home. He was born January 21, 1931 in Pittsburgh a son of the late Charles and Pauline (Polinski) Rothrauff. He was an ironworker and he retired from Allegheny County Works Department and was a member of Mary Mother of God Parish formerly St. Robert Bellarmine Church, East McKeesport. Roe and Bernice loved to travel to Hawaii, the Bahamas, Alaska and many national parks. They bought a house that was over 100 years old and spent many years remodeling and improving it.

 
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Kayla L. Galensky

August 03, 2023 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Kayla L. Galensky, age 31, of North Huntingdon, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, July 26, 2023. She was born July 29, 1991 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of Jeff (Mary) Galensky and Jennifer (C.R.) Leighty. She worked as a cook for the Lunch Lady on Wheels in Irwin. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her children Cassandra Parkinson, Jackson Parkinson, Gaige Parkinson and Annabella Kominsky; brother Paul Galensky; and sisters Cheyenne Galensky and Lindsay Leighty. Friends and family will be received Thursday, August 3rd from 2 p.m. till time of blessing service at 5 p.m. at the William Snyder Funeral Home, 521 Main Street, Irwin, 724-863-1200. Memorial contributions can be made to the funeral home to help with expenses. For online condolences please visit www.snyderfuneralservcies.com.

 


Amber Lynne Cicchitello

August 03, 2023 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Amber Lynne Cicchitello, age 30, of North Huntingdon, passed away unexpectedly, Monday, July 24, 2023. She was born June 24, 1993 in Monroeville, a daughter of Lisa Marie Wier and Charles Vaughn Wier. She is preceded in death by her best friend D.J. Geiger. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her children Hunter Tavella, and Gracie and Herman Wilbur; sisters Nina Teresa Cicchitello (Carl Rittmeyer) and Annalisa (Jason) Millward of Verona; brother Jody James Cicchitello; nieces and nephews Danicka, Veronica and Carl; cousins Paige, Brittany and Lyla; grandparents James and Teresa Petrak of North Huntingdon; aunts Kimberly (Bob) Tierney and Kelly Petrak; the entire Tavella family; Rosalie and Jade Geiger that she thought of as her kids; and close friend that felt like a sister Jessica Loughrey. Memorial contributions can be made to Sage’s Army at www.sagesarmy.com. For online condolences please visit www.snyderfuneralservices.com.

 


William “Bill” J. Forbes

August 03, 2023 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

William “Bill” J. Forbes, age 71, formerly of Ruffsdale, passed away peacefully on Thursday July 27, 2023, with his wife of nearly 51 years by his side at Transitions Healthcare in North Huntingdon. Born in McKeesport to the late Cletus Forbes and Grace Burchell, Bill was one of three children. Bill is a graduate of Norwin High School and would eventually further his career by becoming a civil engineer and retiring as owner of Forbes Consulting. Bill’s love for his family was evident to those around him and he was known for being a proud and loyal husband and father. He most enjoyed spending time with his family, playing guitar, gun smithing, and lived to hunt and enjoy the outdoors. Bill’s close friends, like Mike (Suzi) Trimboli, were held very near and dear to his heart and his appreciation for them should not be forgotten.

 
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William “Bill” J. Doyle Jr.

August 03, 2023 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

William “Bill” J. Doyle Jr., age 93, of Mt. Lebanon, formerly of North Versailles, passed away Thursday, July 27, 2023. He was born December 22, 1929 in Philadelphia, a son of the late William and Helen Doyle. Bill was a career Navy veteran Lieutenant Commander with 22 years of service. He then went on to teach NJROTC and history at McKeesport High School for 20 years before retiring. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife of over 58 years Elizabeth “Betty” Doyle; one grandson Andy Beck; brother Frank Doyle; and sisters Helen Gunning, Johanna Hudson and Katherine Tansky. He is survived by sister Frances McGee and brothers Christopher (Cass) Doyle and Robert Doyle and his children Mary Ellen Pellegrino of Ross Township, William J. Doyle III of Linton, Indiana, JoAnn Doyle of Alameda, California, Margaret (Bob) Clay of West Mifflin and Terese (Bill) Beck of Mt. Lebanon; 11 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren, who call him "Pop Pop the Great", and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

 
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Donna Maxwell Westcoat

July 27, 2023 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Donna Maxwell Westcoat, 85, of North Huntingdon passed away at home on Monday, July 24, 2023, after a long battle with cancer. She was born September 9, 1937 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Graydon & Ethel Maxwell. After graduating from McKeesport High School in 1955, she went on to study Education at Edinboro Teachers College. Donna loved being a 6th grade teacher in the McKeesport school district in her younger days and she also did some tutoring and substitute teaching throughout her life. She is survived by her devoted husband of over 27 years Fred Westcoat; sister Brenda Hoffman (Ralph); children Robin Toops (Jeffery) and Darren Hensel (Bren); step-children Scott Westcoat (Kathy), Warren Westcoat (Eve) and Ellen Jordan (Michael); her cherished grandchildren Max, Seth, Lyla, Joanie, Maddie, Trevor, Ashley, Catherine and Craig; and many nieces, nephews & cousins.

 
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Lawrence “Larry” P. Connors

July 27, 2023 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Lawrence “Larry” P. Connors, age 88, of Irwin, passed away Tuesday, July 25, 2023. He was born October 6, 1934 in Helena, Montana, the son of the late Lawrence A. and Doris M. Connors. Upon graduating from Gonzaga University with a degree in chemical engineering, Larry was hired by Westinghouse in Pittsburgh. He continued his education at Carnegie Tech where he earned a degree in electrical engineering. He worked as an engineer his whole career. Larry loved traveling, cooking, and reading about history. His lifelong love of learning continued at the University of Pittsburgh in retirement.

 
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