A free service provided by your local funeral professionals and The Tube City Almanac, your independent, non-profit news source.

McKeesport Area News from Tube City Almanac


Advertising

This service is supported by donations and advertising. To advertise here, call (412) 614-9659 or email McKeesportObituaries@gmail.com.


Raymond D. Graboski

June 18, 2019 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Raymond D. Graboski, 59, of Austin Texas, died Thursday June 13, 2019. He is the son of Raymond and Dorothy (Kwiatkowski) Graboski. He is survived by his wife Christina Graboski; step-daughters Andrea, Alexis, and Abigail Jiminez; siblings Lynn (Robert) Barnes and Laurie (Jack) Graboski; nephews Robert (Katie) Barnes and Michael Barnes; and great-nephew Roman Barnes. Friends received  at the Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport. A funeral mass will  be held at Queen of the Rosary Parish Thursday June 20 at 11am with Father Wojcicki. Interment following Round Hill Cemetery. 

 


Stephen V. Gribschaw

May 30, 2019 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Stephen V. Gribschaw, 92, passed away May 29, 2019. He was born in Glassport, Allegheny County, PA on December 23, 1926 to the late John and Anna Novotniak Gribschaw of Glassport, PA. He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Theresa Josephine Walczak Gribschaw, his brothers and sisters: Ernest Gribschaw, Albert Gribschaw, Andrew Gribschaw, John Gribschaw, Marie Danko, and Cecilia Maher, by his daughter Ann Marie Fiore Soltis, and his grandchildren, Beth Ann Gribschaw and Stephen Michael Gribschaw. Stephen is survived by his children, Stephen Gribschaw, Teresa Day, Gregory Gribschaw, Mary K. Traud, and Stanley Gribschaw, his sister and brother: Celine “Alberta” Christensen, and Raymond Gribschaw. In addition, he leaves behind 16 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Stephen was an active member of Queen of the Rosary Catholic Church in Glassport, PA. He participated in the Holy Name Society, the Counter group and was considered one of the favorite bingo callers. He was a member of the Greek Catholic Union Lodge 500, the Knights of Columbus Post 4210, the American Legion Post 443, and the United Steelworkers Local of America Union 1407 serving as a committeeman, treasurer, trustee and recording secretary. He was also a bingo caller at the American Legion Post 443 in Glassport. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy during World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater of Operations at the US Naval Ship Repair Facility at Subic Bay in the Philippines, serving as Yeoman for the Base Commander. He was a member of the Subic Bay Association WWII Navy Veterans. Stephen loved to travel and enjoyed traveling with Theresa, visiting all fifty states in the U.S. Stephen was a hardworking man and supported his wife and children. Stephen worked at the United States Glass company and the Copperweld BiMetallics Division in Glassport until the plant shut down in 1983. Stephen was an active participant in the Ginkgo Evaluation of Memory Study (GEMS) and other studies at the University of Pittsburgh. He was a wonderful storyteller and loved to share jokes and anecdotes with everyone. He is greatly missed. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Queen of the Rosary Church in Glassport PA on Tuesday, June 4th at 10am. Visitation will be held at Wojciechowski’s Funeral Home in Glassport on Monday, June 3rd from 2-4 and 6-8. His final resting place will be at Corpus Christi Cemetery in Port Vue, PA. In lieu of flowers, please send Memorial Donations to Queen of the Rosary parish in Glassport, PA.

 


Jennie M. Quintana

May 28, 2019 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Jennie M. Quintana, 83 of Glassport passed away May 27, 2019 surrounded by her loved ones. She is the daughter of the late Andrew and Mary Palmer and wife of the late Abelardo “Bill” Quintana.  She is survived by her daughter Theresa (Dan) Mawritz; grandchildren Jared Edwards, Tara Braddock, Alina Mawritz and Daniel Mawritz; great grandson Blake Edwards; brother Eugene (Leah) Palmer; sister Eileen Papson; also nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear friends.  Jennie was a member of St. Patrick's Parish; where she served as a eucharistic minister, funeral lector, and was an active member of the cursillo and bible study group for 13 years.  Jennie spent her final years at Senior Care Plaza in McKeesport. She had a rich and fulfilling life and was very happy there. She had many friends and participated in all the activities. Friends and family will be received at Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport, Thurs. from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9.  A funeral mass will be held Fri. 10:00 am at St. Patrick's Parish in McKeesport. Entombment following at New St. Joseph Cemetery.

 


John D’Amico

May 02, 2019 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

John D’Amico, 77, of Elizabeth passed away peacefully May 1, 2019.  He is the son of the late Francesco and Assunta (Iannotta) D’Amico and beloved husband of the late Natalie (Kochuba) D’Amico.  He is survived by his sons Anthony (Lisa) D’Amico and John (Mary Beth) D’Amico; daughter Tina (Scott) Bryer; grandchildren Tully, Oakley, Reid, Max, Nico, Joseph, Jack, Sophia, Luke, Scarlet and Heinz; sisters Immaculata (the late Andreo) Renzi, Antoinette (Giuseppe) Iannotla, Pasqualina (Remiggio) Ciampi, Palmina (Nunzio) D’Agostino, Giulia “Catherine” (the late Domenic) DiStasi, Maria (the late Alberto) Chiarizio; brothers Giuseppi (Rita) D’Amico; brother in law Steve (Janet) Kochuba, the late Valerian Kochuba, and sister-in-law Kathy Oliver.  He was preceded in death by brothers Mike (the late Annie) D’Amico and Dominic (the late Betty) D’Amico.  John was a retired Quality Insurance Inspector for Bettis Atomic; was a member of Christ the Light of the World Parish; K of C (where he was a past Grand Knight) and Sons of Italy (where he was a past President.  Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport, Sat. from 6-8 and Sun. from 2-4 and 6-8.  A funeral mass will be held Mon. at 12:00 pm at Holy Name Church with Father Carmen D’Amico and Father Tom Lewandowski.  Interment following Round Hill Cemetery.

 


June A. Schantz

May 01, 2019 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

June A. Schantz, 76 of Pittsburgh, died April 27,2019.  She is the daughter of the late Logan and Bernette Gardner and wife of the late Jack Schantz.  June is survived by her daughter Kim O'Brien; grandchildren Jordan Rush, Nikola Sigmund and Dustin Rivera; daughter-in-law Pam Rivera; sisters Mary Siegfried and Melissa Gardner; brother David Gardner and Sierra Geist and Daisha Geist, whom she treated as her own grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by sons John, Michael and Gilbert Schantz and grandsons Jonathan and Jacob Booth and Chad Schantz.  Funeral arrangements by Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport.

 


Blair M. Wojton

April 21, 2019 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Blair M. Wojton, 75, of Glassport died Saturday April 20, 2019. He is the son of the late Matthew and Sophie (Ekiert) Wojton. He is survived by his siblings Carol (Richard) Dziki, Fran (Mike) Hoover, Phyllis (Bill) Beaver, Sta Wojton, Matt Wojton, and many nieces and nephews. Blair was a teacher at South Allegheny and St. Michael's, a member of the Glassport Council, Democratic Committee member, Lion's Club, and he also worked for Macy's and Puff's for many years. Friends received Thursday and Friday 2-4 and 6-8 and a celebration of Blair's life will take place Saturday starting at 10am with a Catholic service being held at 11am at the Wojciechowski Funeral Home 640 Vermont Ave, Glassport. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations can be made to the American Cancer Society in Blair's name.

 


Wesley P. Galiyas

April 21, 2019 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

 Wesley P. Galiyas, 64, of Glassport died Saturday April 20, 2019. He is the son of the late Peter Galiyas. Wesley is survived by his mother Amelia (DiLiscia) Galiyas; siblings Mark (Loria) Galiyas of Glassport, Gina (Russell) Grice of Glassport, Mary Jo (Scott) Gacovsky of Elizabeth, Paul (Donna) Galiyas of Glassport; 7 nieces and nephews; and 7 great nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to the family. There will be no service held, arrangements made by the Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport.

 


Helen Wrona

April 02, 2019 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Helen Wrona, 89 of Elyria, OH, formerly of Liberty Boro, died April 1, 2019.  She is the daughter of the late Joseph and Maria Wrona and beloved wife of the late John Wrona.  Helen is survived by her sons Joseph (Anna) Wrona of Elyria, OH and Stanley (Terrie) Wrona of Charlotte, NC; grandchildren Mark, Steve (Kristy), Chester (Kaila), Elizabeth, Joshua (Sarah), Nathaniel (Bonnie) and Kaitlyn and great grandchildren Joseph, Adlyn, Carson, Luke, Audrey, William and Kennedy.  Helen was a member of Queen of the Rosary Parish.  Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport, Fri. from 4 to 8.  A funeral mass will be held Sat. 10:00 am at Queen of the Rosary Parish with Father Miroslaus Wojcicki.  Interment following New St. Joseph Cemetery.

 


Cheryl L. Varna

March 26, 2019 |

By Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Cheryl  L. Varna, 68 of Glassport, died March 25, 2019.  She is the daughter of the late Greg and Mary Varna.  She is survived by her daughter MaryAnn (Clinton Fine) Stiehl; brothers Richard (Nancy)  Varna of Safety Harbor, FL and Dan (Kathy) Varna of Cranberry.  Cheryl  was an active member and bartender for Dravosburg No. 1 Volunteer Fire Department.  Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport, Sun. from 1 to 6 and Mon. from 10 to 11:00 am.

 


Olivia K. Gwaley

March 23, 2019 |

By Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Olivia K. Gwaley, 94 of North Huntingdon, went to be with the Lord on March 22, 2019.  She is the daughter of the late Rudy and Mary Mocibob and wife of the late Calvin Gwaley.  Olivia is survived by her son David (Kathleen) Gwaley; grandsons Jonathan (Hope) Gwaley and Jason (Rachel) Gwaley and great grandson Finnley.  She was preceded in death by her sister Natalie Kaftal.  Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport, Tues. from 9 to 10:00 am, at which time a funeral service will be held.  Interment following Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to McKeesport Hospital Foundation.

 


Irene H. Miller

March 02, 2019 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Irene H. Miller, 92, of Glassport died Sunday March 2, 2019. She is the daughter of the late Alexander and Constance (Powichrowski) Matusky. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband George Miller and sister Genevieve Adams. She is survived by her son Kevin Miller and many nieces and nephews. Irene was a retired bank teller, was member of Queen of the Rosary Parish where she worked for many years and was also a member of the choir, and a member of the Glassport Senior Citizen's Center. Funeral arrangements by Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport. 

 


Florence E. Roche

February 19, 2019 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Florence E. Roche, 95, of Lincoln Borough died Feb. 18, 2019.  She is the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Staiger and beloved wife of the late James Roche.  Florence is survived by her son James (Karen) Roche of Cranberry Twp.; daughter Karen (Gerry) Saylor of South Park; daughter-in-law Paula Roche of Arnold, MD; grandchildren Kelly (George) Miteff, Eric (Kristin) Roche,  Scott (Amy) Roche, Dana (Robert) Stolze, Maureen (James) Nassau, Katelyn (Larry) Vogel and Christopher (Anna Zigmond) Saylor; sisters Ruth McGill of Pittsburgh and Dorothy Mae Dinzeo of Monroeville; aslo 11 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son John Roche. Florence was a member of St. Mark's Parish.  Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport, Thurs. from 2-4 and 6-8 and Fri. from 2-4 and 6-8.  A funeral mass will be held Sat. 12:30 pm at St. Mark's Parich, Liberty Borough.  Interment following Round Hill Cemetery.

 


James T. Pensenstadler

February 18, 2019 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

James T. Pensenstadler, 76 of North Huntingdon, died Feb. 17, 2019.  He was a man of many talents, had a brilliant scientific mind, and was an avid reader of quantum physics and the cosmos. He was preceded in death by his father William and mother Mary (Sotak) Pensenstadler.  He is loved and survived by his children Theresa (Mike) Matthews, Kimberly. Pensenstadler and Michael (Joanne) Pensenstadler; grandchildren Emily, Michael, Christina, Anthony and Catherine; sisters Nancy (Steve) Knezevich, Carol Pensenstadler and Melanie (Mark) Norelli; brothers Dave (the late Helen) Pensenstadler and Rev. Robert Pensenstadler; along with several nieces and nephews.  Jim was a retired Electronic Lab Technician for Westinghouse Research & Development.  He was a hobby enthusiast of steam locomotives.  Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport Thurs. 2-4 and 6-8.  A funeral mass will be held Fri. 9:30 am at Holy Name Church, 32 S. 1st St, Duquesne, Pa 15110, with Rev. Tom Lewandowski.  Inurnment following Calvary Cemetery, Port Vue.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Hospital or your favorite charity.

 


David Nolfi

February 15, 2019 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

  David Nolfi, 70, of Glassport died peacefully Feb. 15, 2019 with his family by his side.  He is the son of the Mary (DeCarlo) Nolfi and the late Alma Nolfi.  He is survived by his beloved wife Eileen (Mooney) Nolfi; children Jason Nolfi, Aaron Nolfi and Alicia (Brad) Koontz; grandchildren Brett Michael Nolfi, Jalen Dru Koontz, Jesse Aaron Nolfi and Juliet Rose Koontz; brothers Tim (Peg) Nolfi and Jared Nolfi and sister Alma Marie Nolfi.  He was preceded in death by his sister Jessica Nolfi.  Dave was a retired supervisor for Duquesne Light but his passion was as a pastor for the Church of Jesus Christ, both Glassport and Clairton for over 40 years.  Dave was active in his church and community; mentored at McKeesport High School; traveled to India to minister and drove the blind whenever needed.  A memorial service will be held February 23 at the Church of Jesus Christ, Clairton at  11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Church of Jesus Christ in David's name.

 


Edward A. Valencik

February 08, 2019 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

  Edward A. Valencik, "Mr. V", 93 of Glassport, died Feb. 7, 2019.  He is the son of the late John and Rose (Simko) Valencik.  He is the beloved husband of Dorothy (Terek) Valencik; children Elaine (Samuel) DeMarco, Ron (Claudia) Valencik, Janine (Angelo Norelli) Valencik and Linda (Bob) Dzialowski; grandchildren Emily (Dave) Kelly, Elise DeMarco, Julia (David) Callahan, Luke Urbanski, Zachary Urbanski, Lauren Dzialowski, Megan Dzialowski, Erin Dzialowski and John Dzialowski; great grandchildren Ailee Callahan, Dorothy Callahan and baby Callahan, Hawthorne Kelly and Asher Kelly.  He was preceded in death by his brother John Lynch.  Ed was a well known and much loved retired gym teacher at South Allegheny High School, where he also taught health, biology and science.  He was a member of Queen of the Rosary Parish; CMO; Glassport Duck Pin League and Glassport Senior Citizens.  He was a proud graduate of the University of Pittsburgh; played semi pro baseball for the St. Louis Cardinals; was an avid golfer and a huge Steelers fan. Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport, Sun. 2 to 6.  A funeral blessing will be held Mon. 10:00 am in the funeral home.  Entombment following New St. Joseph Cemetery.

 

Google™ Custom Search