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Louis "Luigi" Gallo

June 20, 2024 |

By Willig Funeral Home | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Louis "Luigi" Gallo, age 88, passed away on June 18, 2024, at The Palms at O'Neil.  Born August 13, 1935, in the small town of Nocera Terinese, Calabria, Italy, he was the son of the late Angelo and Domenica (Mercurio) Gallo and beloved husband of Catherine (Mastroianni) Gallo. 
Louis took a leap of faith when he traveled across continents from Italy to the United States to unite with his wife, Catherine.  Their love story blossomed through heartfelt letters exchanged over oceans until they finally tied the knot on July 5, 1958, in a union that flourished for over 65 years.

 
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Wayne A. Paxon, Jr.

June 19, 2024 |

By Willig Funeral Home | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Wayne A. Paxon, Jr., age 75, of McKeesport, died June 15, 2024, at AHN Forbes Hospital.  Born February 13, 1949, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Wayne Sr. and Rose (Topolnak) Paxon.

Wayne made an indelible mark on those around him with his unwavering commitment to his work as an exterminator and his brave service as an Army Veteran.  Those who knew Wayne remember him as a man of resilience and camaraderie, finding joy in the simple pleasures of life.  Whether honing his skills at the pool table with his dearest sister or engaging in friendly competition at family gatherings pitching horseshoes and playing cards, Wayne's laughter and warmth were ever present, making each moment spent in his company a cherished memory.

 
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Kevin L. Sisley

June 17, 2024 |

By Willig Funeral Home | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Kevin L. Sisley, age 63, beloved husband and dedicated police officer, passed away on June 14, 2024, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital. Born in McKeesport, PA on November 26, 1960, he was the son of the late Leonard and Rose (Salopek) Sisley and the husband of Marsha (Zielinski) Sisley.

Kevin was a proud member of the law enforcement community, serving as a Sergeant at UPMC McKeesport Hospital and also as a Lincoln Borough Municipal Officer. His commitment to protecting and serving his community was unwavering.

 
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Richard A. Perhats

June 17, 2024 |

By Willig Funeral Home | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Richard A. Perhats, age 86, of Port Vue, formerly of Duquesne died June 15, 2024. Born March 23, 1938, in Bellvue, he was a son of the late Helen (Perhats) Ondike, and the husband of the late Margaret J. Perhats, for 54 years.

Richard worked for over 30 years for Long's Hauling Company and was a member of St. Eugene Church - St. Joachim and Anne Parish. In his later years, Richard found a passion for buying and selling at the flea market, and also collecting coins and different antiques. He also enjoyed spending time at the beach, fishing, gardening, reading the newspaper and cherished walking his loyal pet dog, Corkey.

 
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Rebecca Jones

June 03, 2024 |

By Willig Funeral Home | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Rebecca Jones, 72, of Port Vue died May 23, 2024, at her home. Born November 23, 1951, in Swissvale, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Elizabeth (Tkach) Conlogue, and the wife of the late Edward O. Jones.
Rebecca is survived by sisters, Ruth (Christopher) Buckley of Monongahela and Kathleen (Andrew) Kovaly of Ft. Myers, FL; and brother, Robert (Janet) Conlogue of North Huntingdon; sister-in-law, Phyllis Conlogue of Glassport; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

 
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Edward O. Jones

June 03, 2024 |

By Willig Funeral Home | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Edward O. Jones, 75, of Port Vue died May 23, 2024, at his home. Born October 10, 1948, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Edward and Virginia (Branick) Jones, and the husband of the late Rebecca (Conlogue) Jones.
Edward served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was active with the Port Vue American Legion, Post 477 where he proudly served as a member of the Honor Guard, according military honors to deceased veterans. He worked for many years and retired from Bechtel Bettis, Inc.

 
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Sidney R. Pope

May 29, 2024 |

By Willig Funeral Home | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Sidney R. Pope, a cherished member of the McKeesport community. Born on December 26, 1938, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Thomas and Bertha (Walbaum) Pope and the husband of the late Janice Marie (Galeza) Pope.
Sidney dedicated his life to serving others through his work at United States Steel and PAKCO, as a bricklayer. He also worked at First Student, where he found joy in caring for children and offering them valuable life advice.
As a proud Army veteran who served in Germany during the Vietnam War, Sidney embodied a strong sense of duty and honor. His commitment to his country was matched only by his dedication to his family and community. Sidney was deeply involved with the McKeesport Baseball Association, where he enjoyed mentoring young players and instilling in them the values of teamwork and perseverance.

 
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K'Vaughn Kareem Cash

May 15, 2024 |

By Willig Funeral Home | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Baby K'Vaughn Kareem Cash, 1 month and 17 days old passed on May 3, 2024.  He was born March 16, 2024, in Pittsburgh and was the son of Da'Vaughn Robinson and Shakeia Cash.  He is also survived by siblings, Jayvon Drake, Jr., JayVeon Drake, Ja'Niyah Cash, and Jaionna Cash; paternal grandparents, Sharone Henderson and Charles Robinson, Jr.; maternal grandparents, Dennis Cash and the late Francine Jones.  K'Vaughn is also survived by many uncles, aunts, cousins, and many family friends.  Family and friends will be received at Willig Funeral Home & Crematory for a memorial gathering on Saturday, May 18, 2024, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Condolences and memories may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com.
Charles Danforth, Supervisor

 


William E. Walicura

May 13, 2024 |

By Willig Funeral Home | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

William E. Walicura, age 87, of McKeesport, died May 4, 2024, at Concordia at Cabot.  Born June 20, 1936, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late William and Margaret (Veronick) Walicura.
William served in the Navy and was an inspector at Christy Park Works.  He relished the thrill of watching horse racing at the Meadow's, with a particular fondness for the Kentucky Derby which was running the day he passed.  An avid golfer, he found joy in watching golf tournaments on TV and football games, immersing himself in the excitement of the sport.

 
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Ernest F. Buccini

May 10, 2024 |

By Willig Funeral Home | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Ernest F. Buccini, age 91, of McKeesport died Thursday, May 9, 2024 at UPMC McKeesport Hospital. Born November 30, 1932 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Donato A. and Maria (Gatta) Buccini, and the devoted husband of 66 wonderful years to Helen A. (Marchetti) Buccini.

 
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John L. Cordial, Sr.

April 25, 2024 |

By Willig Funeral Home | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

John L. Cordial Sr., 72, of Glassport, formerly of Fort Lauderdale, FL died April 23, 2024 at Kane Community Living Center of McKeesport. Born October 18, 1951 in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late Leo Stephen Sr. and Dee (Foreman) Cordial.
John was a proud veteran, serving in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam Era. He worked for many years as a truck driver before his retirement. John enjoyed flying drones, building computers, and bicycling in his free time.

 
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Thomas Layhue Jr.

April 15, 2024 |

By Willig Funeral Home | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Thomas Layhue Jr., age 65, of White Oak, died on April 14, 2024, at AHN Forbes Hospital.  Born August 1, 1958, in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Thomas Sr. and Helen (Bienkowski) Layhue.A dedicated contract administrator at the Virginia Department of Transportation for over three decades, he will forever be remembered for his unwavering commitment and expertise in his field.Beyond his professional endeavors, Thomas found joy in his passion for music.  A talented drummer, he immersed himself in the music of his favorite band, The Rolling Stones, proudly engaging with fellow fans through fan clubs like Shidoobee with StonesDoug and Rocks Off.  His love for music was a reflection of his character - vibrant, dedicated, and always in tune with that which brought him happiness.

 
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Robert J. Brown

April 09, 2024 |

By Willig Funeral Home | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Robert J. Brown, age 29, of McKeesport, died on April 5, 2024, at UPMC Shadyside Hospital.  Born September 17, 1994, in McKeesport, he was the son of Gordon Brown and Florence Kearney.  
Robert found peace in the simple pleasures of life.  He was often seen walking along the bike trail by the river or kayaking with friends at Ohiopyle.  His love for the Penguins was unwavering, and he cherished the moment when he received signed memorabilia from his favorite player, Sidney Crosby.  He was also an avid Steelers fan who never missed a game and a cherished memory of his was attending a game and waving his terrible towel.
Robert's warm smile and gentle nature touched the hearts of those around him.  His friends will fondly remember the times spent cheering on their favorite team or exploring the great outdoors together.  He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
In addition to his parents, Robert is survived by a brother, Gary Brown; an aunt, Tanya Marsh; grandmother, Katie Kearney and his beloved cat, Calvin.  He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Robert Kearney.
Arrangements were entrusted to Willig Funeral Home & Crematory.  Condolences and memories may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com.
Charles Danforth, Supervisor

A celebration of life will be planned over the summer by the water.

 


Roland O. Curry

April 09, 2024 |

By Willig Funeral Home | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Roland O. Curry, a longtime resident of Sharon, PA, died Friday, April 5, 2024, in the cardiac intensive care unit of UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh.  He was a young 86.
Rol ("Rawl") was born February 8, 1938, in Erie to Roland O. Curry, Sr. and Iola Mae Mang Curry.  He was raised a Methodist.
After graduating in 1956 from Academy High School in Erie, he worked the day shift at General Electric in Erie while studying at GE's technical night school.
Rol served in the U.S. Air Force from 1961 to 1965 and graduated from its film school in Fort Monmouth, N.J.  A math whiz, he used calculus to set coordinates for high-speed missiles, including the Minuteman, and shot films of launches at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California; Mercury, Nev., and Enewetak in the Marshall Islands.  He talked of meeting and photographing President John F. Kennedy during a launch.

 
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Scott Michael McGauley

April 09, 2024 |

By Willig Funeral Home | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Scott Michael McGauley, age 67, passed away on April 6, 2024.  He was the son of the late William and Martha (Patteson) McGauley.  Scott grew up in Pitcairn and was employed by Mine Safety Appliance in Pittsburgh for over 30 years as a machine operator and printer.  Scott assisted in the production of safety equipment for various industries, including safety helmets for the NFL and NASCAR, as well as medical supplies for the healthcare industry.  Scott enjoyed old television shows, woodwork, trains, and travel.  One of his most fond trips included a solo cross-country trip by vehicle and a vacation through Switzerland via the Glacier Express train with stops in Zermatt and St. Moritz with his friend Jed.  He will be sorely missed by dear friends, Jed Tomsula, Christopher Fedor and former coworkers, Helen Hankinson and Toni Martin.  In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a sister, Debra McGauley, and grandparents, Matilda Von Krug and Margaret McGauley.  Arrangements were entrusted to Willig Funeral Home & Crematory.  Condolences and memories may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com.
Charles Danforth, Supervisor

 

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