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Janet I. (Gundy) Schiavone

January 01, 2020 |

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

Janet I. (Gundy) Schiavone, age 80, of Irwin, passed away Monday, December 30, 2019. She was born December 8, 1939 in Duquesne, a daughter of the late Albert and Elise Gundy.

She worked in the drive thru of Wendy’s Restaurant in Irwin for over 23 years before retiring. She loved to golf, bowl, and travel once a year to Las Vegas and enjoyed coffee with her close friend and neighbor Susan.

She is survived by her husband of over 63 years Joseph C. Schiavone; children Joseph (Marcy) Schiavone of Greensburg, Michael (Mary) Schiavone of Harrison City, Kenny Schiavone of Pittsburgh, and James Schiavone, Ralph (Roxane) Schiavone, and Robert (Denise) Schiavone all of Irwin; 9 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; and her sister Jonella.

 
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Genevieve L. “Millie” Fink

December 31, 2019 |

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

Genevieve L. “Millie” Fink, 94 of Cranberry Twp. formerly of North Huntingdon, died Monday December 30, 2019. She was born April 29, 1925 in Star Junction, a daughter of the late Michael and Aniela Larence. She was a former employee of W.T. Grant Co. at Norwin Shopping Center and was formerly active with St. Agnes Emerald Club and the Golden Echo’s at Immaculate Conception Church.

 
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David J. Singler

December 28, 2019 |

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

David J. Singler, 66, of North Huntingdon, died Wednesday December 25, 2019.  He was born February 19, 1953 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Delbert Leo and Dorothy M. (Wiggins) Singler and was also preceded in death by his brother Delbert L. Singler, killed in action while serving in the Navy during the Vietnam Conflict. 

Dave was a truck driver for Maroadi Transfer & Storage, North Versailles, for nearly 50 years. He enjoyed NASCAR and supported Donald Trump.

He is survived by his children David (Erica) Singler of Peachtree, GA, Johnathan Singler of North Charleroi, Lindsay (Joshua) Davis of Trafford, Angela Singler of Pittsburgh, and Ashley Singler of Virginia Beach, VA; his grandchildren Spencer Singler, Johnathan Singler, and Ariella Davis; his sisters Jeannette (Gordon) Stoves of North Irwin, and Nancy Waibel, Maryann (Drew) Daniels, and Dorothy Mae Morris all of Irwin; also nieces and nephews and his dear friend for over 30 years Edward Megahan.

 
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Sandra “Sandy” L. (Barr) LaViolette

December 18, 2019 |

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

Sandra “Sandy” L. (Barr) LaViolette, age 74, of North Versailles passed away Tuesday, December 17, 2019. She was born April 28, 1945 in Wilkinsburg, a daughter of the late Thomas and Jean Barr. She worked as a secretary for the US Navy in Washington, D.C. for over 10 years, then at Rene’s Restaurant in East McKeesport for several years and finally at a woman’s shelter in McKeesport for over 5 years. She loved watching sports especially anything from Pittsburgh, baking, and spending time with her two favorite dogs Hemi and Zoe.

She is survived by her husband of over 53 years Robert S. LaViolette; daughter Danielle (Fiancé Rodney Roberts) Fuss of Waynesboro; grandchildren Duane Pomaibo and Brent (Angel Dreyfus) Pomaibo; great grandchild Carter Pomaibo; brother Thomas David (Angie) Barr of Blairsville; sister Linda (John) Swanson of East McKeesport; Niece Amy (Nick) Luffey; and nephews David (girlfriend Elaine “E.J.”) Barr and Eric (Heather) Barr.

 
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Rosemarie Mazur

December 18, 2019 |

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

Rosemarie Mazur, 84, of East McKeesport, passed away Sunday December 15, 2019. She was born April 27, 1935 in Pittsburgh, the daughter of the late Joseph G. and Marie (Hartman) Knorr and was also preceded in death by her husband Frank A. “Chick” Mazur and her brother Joseph Knorr.

Mrs. Mazur was the former secretary for the Borough of East McKeesport. She was an active member of St. Robert Bellarmine Church, East McKeesport, the Hilltop Pensioners and North Versailles Seniors. She enjoyed card club and bingo. She is survived by her sons Kenneth (Mary) Mazur of Plum and Thomas Mazur of Port Vue; her grandchildren Anna, Allison, Noah, and Emma Mazur; also nieces and nephews.

 
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Richard W. Baldridge

December 13, 2019 |

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

Richard W. Baldridge, 85, of North Huntingdon, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 10, 2019. Richard was born on December 3, 1934 to the late William Ray and Leona (Ault) Baldridge of McKeesport. Richard was a U.S. Army veteran and he was a former employee of Papercraft of Jeannette and Blawnox. He was an avid model train collector, enjoyed watching his Pittsburgh sports teams on T.V., and spending time socializing with all of his neighborhood retired friends. He is survived by his former wife Karen Baldridge; his children Rick (Doreen) Baldridge, Scott Baldridge and companion Jeannie Sonnenberg, and Dennis Baldridge all of North Huntingdon; grandsons Rick and Chris Baldridge.

 
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Dr. Harry K. Gillespie

December 13, 2019 |

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

Dr. Harry K. Gillespie, retired pediatrician, age 94 of Irwin, passed away peacefully on Monday December 9, 2019. Loving father of seven children, Mary Ellen (Joseph) Ferragonio, James (Ana) Gillespie, David (Rose Mary) Gillespie, Charlotte (Charles) Fisher, Sarah (Eugene) Pile, Elizabeth (David) Haushalter, and Douglas (Heidi) Gillespie.

Caring grandfather, great-grandfather and uncle to numerous grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and their families. He is also survived by his sister Nancy Troy and cousin Lucy (Joe) Russell. In addition to his wife Eleanor, Harry was preceded in death by his parents, Philip and Loretta, and siblings Richard, Philip Jr., and Susan Mormon.

A graduate of Central Catholic High School, a U.S. Navy veteran, and graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Dr. Gillespie was a longtime practicing pediatrician in Irwin and White Oak as well as at Jeannette and McKeesport hospitals, touching the lives of many patients and families over the length of his career.

He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Irwin, where he cantered mass and served as a member of the choir for many years. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus #1480 Greensburg. Dr. Gillespie was ahead of his time when it came to enjoying the great outdoors, recycling, and doing his part in taking care of Mother Earth. He will be fondly remembered for his kindness, his steadfast faith, his gentle demeanor, maintaining an active lifestyle, and his ever-present sense of humor.

 
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Gerald J. “Jerry” Robinson

December 10, 2019 |

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

Gerald J. “Jerry” Robinson, age 69, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, December 7, 2019. Jerry, also known as Chico, also known as Buddy, was born on October 11, 1950 to the late George and Violet (Donati) Robinson of Pitcairn. Jerry was a veteran of the US Navy serving in the Vietnam Conflict. He spent his career in the construction field as one of the finest plasterers in the area and was a member of the OPCMIA, Local 31. His work can be admired all around Pittsburgh, including Heinz Hall and Kennywood.

He was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, North Versailles. Jerry was infamous for many things. He loved being outdoors on his quad, fishing, hunting, and camping. He was known for his secret recipe grilled chicken and making homemade wine, prosciutto, sauerkraut and sausage. In his recent years, Jerry spent his time babysitting his grandchildren, whom he spoiled with whatever they wanted. They remember him for his love cowboy shows on TV, Ovaltine, and buying them happy meals.

 
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Esther J. (Gonzales) Micklo

December 07, 2019 |

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

(This obituary was updated after publication.)

Esther J. (Gonzales) Micklo, 73, of McKeesport, died Thursday, November 21, 2019, at Kane Community Living Center, McKeesport.  She was born March 1, 1946 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Joseph and Mollie (Weiss) Gonzales.  In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by a brother Joseph Gonzales and sisters Rosalie Hansen and Miriam Diggs.  She is survived by brothers David Gonzales, Howard Gonzales, Albert Gonzales, and Carl Gonzales and sisters Sylvia Hannen, Doris Amatuzzi, Rachel Conrad, and Linda Micklo.  She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

 
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Adelaide “Della” A. (Martinelli) Simonetta

December 03, 2019 |

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

Adelaide “Della” A. (Martinelli) Simonetta, age 96, of McKeesport, passed away Sunday, December 1, 2019. She was born December 22, 1922 in Blythedale, a daughter of the late Joseph and Esther Martinelli. She was a former member of St. Patrick’s Church in McKeesport and worked for over 12 years in the produce department at Shop N Save in McKeesport before retiring.

 
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Kenneth F. West

December 01, 2019 |

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

Kenneth F. West, age 88, of Penn Hills passed away Thursday, November 28, 2019. He was born August 12, 1931 in Duquesne, a son of the late Lewis and Elizabeth West. He attended the Grace Baptist Church in Monroeville. He was an Army veteran that went on to work as a computer operator for U.S. Steel for over 40 years before retiring. Ken coached the little leagues baseball, participated in the neighborhood bowling league, and delivered Meals-on-Wheels food. He had a great sense of humor, was kind-hearted and will be greatly missed. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a son Wayne West.

 
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Rev. Paul Dennis Poole

November 23, 2019 |

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

Rev. Paul Dennis Poole, 63, Irwin, went to his eternal reward on Friday, November 22. He was born December 5, 1955 in Mount Pleasant, the son of the late William R and Marjorie (Hillen) Poole. He graduated from Southmoreland High School and Central Bible College in Springfield, MO. For over 41 years, Pastor Poole served as an Assemblies of God pastor in churches in Latrobe, New Castle, Beaver, Beaver Falls and Irwin, Pennsylvania as well as in Edgewood, Maryland. In all that he did, he loved people! Throughout his life and ministry he strived to live as an example of Christ. He loved to laugh and spend time with his children and grandchildren.
 
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Leona M. (Scavnicky) Marszalek

November 21, 2019 |

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

Leona M. (Scavnicky) Marszalek, 95, of Wilmerding, passed away Tuesday, November 19, 2019. She was born January 5, 1924 in Braddock, a daughter of the late Joseph and Helen (Slavkovsky) Scavnicky. She was a member of St. Jude the Apostle Church, Wilmerding, worked as a salesperson for Woolworth’s, was a cafeteria worker at Westinghouse High School, Wilmerding, and was a docent at the Westinghouse Castle. Leona enjoyed crochet, painting, writing poetry, baking, playing the piano and guitar, walking in Wilmerding Park, and spending time with her family.

 
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Louise A. Rees

November 15, 2019 |

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

Louise A. Rees, age 107, of Allentown, passed away Wednesday, November 13, 2019. She was born October 28, 1912, a daughter of the late Louis and Zella Rees. She was a past member of Trinity Lutheran Church in McKeesport was a teachers aid for over 20 years in the Allentown area before retiring.

She is survived by her nephews George Thompson, David Thompson, John Gorman and Kevin Gorman; nieces Susan O’Neil, Terrie O’Neil and Canise Wright; and many great nieces and nephews.

 
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John C. “The Welder” Cegelski

November 14, 2019 |

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

John C. “The Welder” Cegelski, 65, of North Huntingdon, died Tuesday November 12, 2019 at home. He was born May 24, 1954 in Perthamboy, NJ, the son of the late John W. and Margaret (Tice) Cegelski. He worked as a welder for John Brentzel contracting, loved animals, and enjoyed being on his motorcycle. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife Genevieve (Wozniak) Cegelski. He is survived by his children Angel Gibson of North Huntingdon and James Gibson and his wife Caroline of North Irwin; his grandson Johnathan Gibson; and sisters Barbara Pagano and Sandra Cegelski.

 
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