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Roger E. Silverman

May 21, 2024 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

  Roger E. Silverman, 74, of McKeesport, passed away May 20, 2024 at Mercy Hospital, surrounded by family. He was born on February 12, 1950 and is the son of the late Edward and Eileen (Evans) Silverman and beloved husband of Cindy Bryce. He is survived by his children Roger Bryce, Stacey Bryce and Angela (Karissa Bryant) Bryce; grandchildren Kristofor "Boo-Boo", Belinda "Nana", Alyssa, Michael, Samantha, Roger, Joshua, Gage, Bethany, Kaine, and Kai’leigh; siblings Lucinda "Sissy" (Donald) Kovack, Debbie Sorg, Paulette Silverman, Carolyn Jean Silverman, Ralph Silverman, Kenneth Silverman, Patrick Silverman, Pamela Silverman and Robby Silverman; also many great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son, Kristofor Bryce and brother Terry Silverman. Roger served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War where he received multiple medals and awards, most notably The Purple Heart and The Bronze Star Medal. Family and friends will be received at the Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport on Friday, May 24, 2024 from 2:00p.m. to 4:00p.m. and 6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m, and on Saturday, May 25, 2024 from Noon to 1:00p.m. Interment following at McKeesport-Versailles Cemetery, McKeesport.

 


Robert Stecak

May 14, 2024 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

  Robert (Bob) Stecak, 79, formerly of Glassport, PA, went to be with the Lord on May 12, 2024. In Wilmington NC, with his daughters at his side, he passed peacefully. He was the faithful and loving husband of his "soul mate" Catherine DiLuca whom he served as her caregiver prior to her death in 2005. He was the son of the late Paul Stacek Dolores (Megahan) Stecak. He is survived by his daughters Nicole (Kevin) Carlson, and Robi (Corey) Quinlan of North Carolina. Grandchildren Seth and Cristian Carlson and Cathryn, Harper, Tate and Bowie Quinlan;  siblings Paul Stecak (PA), Paula Knapp (NC), Paulette Gall (CA), stepmother Maureen Stacek, and close cousin Diana Carr (PA). Bob was a Navy Veteran, retired from Steelmet Inc, muscle car enthusiast, weightlifter, artist, self-taught mechanic and jack of all trades (aka MacGyver). He had many lifetime friends, loving neices nephews, inlaws and "buddies" from town. He made new buddies everywhere he went. Bob's signature "Stacy79" is imprinted on many a wall or unapproved item around the country and he lived up to his name in years. As a family member said upon hearing of his passing... "Stacy79 forever". Friends will be received at the Wojciechowski Funeral home on Thursday from 4-8. An additional visitation will be held in the funeral home Friday morning from 10-11am. Interment following Penn Lincoln Cemetery.

 


Martha M. Yablonsky

May 13, 2024 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

  Martha M. Yablonsky, 86, died Saturday May 11, 2024. She is the daughter of the late Frank and Margeret Vach. She is survived by her children John Yablonsky, Mary (Wayne) Sturges, Katie Yablonsky, and Mimi (Jay) Yablonsky; granddaughter Jessica; and great-grandchildren Joey, Taylor, Meghan, Kennedy, Rory and Connor. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Peter Yablonsky, brother Anthony Vach, and sister Frances Nosich. Martha was a member of Queen of the Rosary Church, Christian Mother's, and former member of St. Stephen's Roman Catholic Church. She worked in medical records at Jefferson Hospital for many years. Friends will be received at the Wojciechowski Funeral Home in Glassport on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8. A mass will be held Thursday 10am at the Queen of the Rosary Church. Internment following New St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles.

 


Dolores H. Gasdick

May 07, 2024 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Dolores H. Gasdick, 90, of Glassport died May 7, 2024.  She is the daughter of the late Michael and Helen (Sabo) Limberger.  She is survived by her sons Edward (Sherry) Gasdick and Jeffrey (Marianne) Gazdich; daughter-in-law, Veronica Gasdick; sister Rosemary Green; also many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her sons Michael Gasdick and John Gasdick and brother William (the late Irene) Limberg.  Dolores was a  former member of St. Cecilia's Parish and was the co-owner/operator of the Wagon Wheel Bar.  Friends will be received at the Wojciechowski Funeral Home on Mon. from 4 to 8.

 


Ricardo A. Vazquez, Sr

May 06, 2024 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Ricardo “Ricky” A. Vazquez, Sr., 57, of Glassport died unexpectedly on Sunday May 5, 2024, two days before turning 30 for the 29th time. He is the son of Donna (Bortak) Miller and the late Richard Miller.  He is survived by his beloved wife Nancy (Coll) Vazquez; children Christopher (Ashley) Poston, Nick (Kim) Webb, Desiree (Dane Williams) Vazquez, Brandi (Alexis Climes) Coll, Brittani Coll, Brandon Coll and Ricardo Vazquez Jr. ; grandchildren Jayleigh, Jayce, Jamison, Emma, Maddi, Evelyn, Jaxon, Bella and Rowan; sisters Janine Hampton, Jade Wardo and Amanda (Eric) Rausch; brother Rich (Kathy) Miller, Jr.; also many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death  by is brother Misael Vazquez with whom he loved dearly and missed everyday. Ricky was a dedicated man, known to never turn his back to hard work, he worked at U.S Steel for 19 years before his health led to him starting his own painting and handyman business. Ricky was a lifelong firefighter and dedicated his life to serving others and belonged to the former Glassport Reliance Hose Company #2, current Glassport Citizen Hose Company #1 and Port Vue Vigilant Hose #1 and took pride in his community. Recently, he was elevated to a Master Mason through the Omni Masonic Lodge #582 F&AM which was a source of happiness for him. Ricky had a larger than life presence and was rarely a stranger anywhere he went. Known for his amazing hugs, that would squeeze the breath out of you, and always being able to put a smile on anyone’s face. He was an avid Steelers fan and could be found many Sundays in his recliner yelling at the team as if he were on the sidelines coaching himself. He would rarely pass up an opportunity to spend time with family or friends or to indulge in a ice cold I.C Light. Though 57 years was not enough  with him, everyone can agree that there would never have been a right time for him to leave.  His family, while devastated, is taking time to reflect on the incredible memories they have made with him and encourage his friends and the community to do the same. Glassport will never again be the same without Ricky and we are forever grateful for his work within the community. Friends will be received at the Wojciechowski Funeral Home on Wednesday from 2 to 8  and a viewing will occur on Thursday from 9 to 10:30 at which time a funeral blessing will be held thereafter. Interment following at Calvary Cemetery, Port Vue. Following interment, there will be a celebration of life at Club #22 and all are welcome. 

 


Cassandra R. Stefanakis

April 15, 2024 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Cassandra R. Stefanakis, 80, of Glassport died Monday, April 14, 2024.  She is the daughter of the late Charles and Rosalia Lukas and beloved wife of the late George Stefanakis.  She is survived by her granddaughter Kayla (Josh) Krupp; grandchildren Amelia, Sophia, Joshua, Bella and Leia Kurpp; sister Maxine Lukas and nieces Jennifer Dolton and Renee Rader.  She was preceded in death by her daughter Sharon Street and sister Charlotte Dolton.  Friends will be received at the Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport on Friday from 5 to 7.

 


Heather Hurd

April 12, 2024 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

 _Heather L. Hurd, 55, of Glassport passed away peacefully with her family by her side, on April 12, 2024.  She is the daughter of Alice (Gulyban) Hurd and the late Roger (Cindy) Hurd.  She is survived by the love of her life, Tom Harding; daughter Desirae Harding; son Thomas Harding;step daughter Missy (Dustin) Sayne; grandchildren Isabella Harding, Elana, and Deacon Sayne and brothers Jeff (Jenny) Hurd, Mark (Kelly) Hurd and Erik (Tara) Hurd; also nieces and nephews.  Heather worked in the health field as a home health care worker and was a member of the Journey by Grace Church. Funeral arrangements by Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport.

 


Gertrude M. Zalac

April 01, 2024 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Gertrude M. Zalac, 89, of Glassport, died March 27, 2024.  She is the daughter of the late John and Helen (Kucienski) Krol and beloved wife of  62 years, of the late George A. "Tookie" Zalac.  She was preceded in death by her son Gregory Zalac; sisters Irene (Michael) Bagay, Laura Gavola, Louise (John) Slifko, Stella (Harry) Piatt, Theresa (Verne) Montinari and Blanche Krol and brothers Chester, Joseph, Walter, John and Stanley Krol.  Gertrude is survived by her grandchildren Brandon, Ashley, Karli and Kristy Zalac; great granddaughters Karina Zalac and Jaylle Branchack; also many nieces and nephews.  She was a member of St. Joachim & Anne Parish and was a loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother.  Friends will be received at the Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport on Fri. from noon to 1:00 pm at which time a funeral mass will be held at Queen of the Rosary Church.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Anne's Home, 683 Angela Dr., Greensburg Pa 15601 or St. Joachim & Anne Parish, 101 McLay Dr., Elizabeth Pa 15037.

 


Shirley A. DiGiorgio

March 23, 2024 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Shirley "Red" A. DiGiorgio, 81, of Port Vue, died March 22, 2024.  She is the daughter of the late Max and Mary (Malik) Golembiewski and beloved wife of the late Joseph DiGiorgio.  She is survived by her sons Jeffrey (Sherri) DiGiorgio and Randy (Beth) DiGiorgio; grandchildren Nicholas (Jessica) DiGiorgio, Danielle (Liam Crossey) DiGiorgio and Wesley (Madi Kirkwood) DiGiorgio; brother Max (Theresa) Golembiewski; niece Hillary Golembiewski and nephew Joe (Jackie) Piccini.  She was preceded in death by her sister Carol Piccini and nephew Justin Golembiewski.  Red was the co-owner/operator of Super Duper Store in Port Vue, but more importantly she was a beloved mother and grandmother, to not only her children and grandchildren, but all who knew and loved her.  Friends will  be received at the Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport on Wed. from 2 to 4 and 6 to 7:45, at which time a funeral blessing will be held.

 


Cecilia A. Luffy

March 22, 2024 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

 

Cecilia A. (Cready) Luffy, of Elizabeth , Pa, age 69, peacefully lost her battle with pancreatic cancer Thursday morning March 21, 2024 with her children and family at her side.  She is survived by her daughter Virginia (John) Altmiller of Elizabeth and daughter Lisa (Shane) Laughlin of Hookstown.  She is also survived by her sister Mary (Kevin) Haisley; brothers John Cready, Thomas E. Cready and Raymond (Maria) Cready along with many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her mother Mary F. (Fogarty) Cready and father Wallace H. Cready, Jr.  Cecilia, lovingly known as Ceil, was born and raised in the Carrick section of Pittsburgh, Pa and was a graduate of Carrick High Schol.  As a former EMT with Large EMS and medical coordinator  for STAT MedEvac, she devoted herself to caring for people.  Ceil also loved the beach, especially Presque Isle Park in Erie, where she visited many times throughout her life.  She also had a special love of dogs.  Over the years she had 3 golden retrievers and lived with the many dogs of her daughter Virginia.  Friends are welcome Tue., March 26, 2024 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 and Wed. from 10 to 11 am at the Wojciechowski Funeral  Home, 640 Vermont Ave. Glassport Pa 15045 (412-672-6388).  A committal service will be held Wed. 11:30 am at Calvary Cemetery, 718 Hazelwood Ave. Pittsburgh Pa 15217.

 


Robert L. De Verse

March 21, 2024 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Robert L. De Verse, 77, of Glassport died March 20, 2024.  He is the son of the late Leroy and Gladys De Verse.  He was a retired service manager for Bob Thomas Honda and served in the US Army.  Funeral arrangements by Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport.

 


Elizabeth J. Gaydos

March 20, 2024 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Elizabeth J. "Betty" Gaydos, 94, of Glassport died March 20, 2024.  She is the daughter  of the late Andrew and Elizabeth (Kapsar) Jambor and beloved wife of the late Andrew Gaydos.  Betty is survived by her daughters Susan Bender, Andrea (the late Jim) Foster and Beth (the late Jeff) Cadman; grandchildren Amanda (Nicholas) Julian,  John (Jackie) Foster, Jared Bender, Anthony (Kelly Ursiny) Foster, Annelise Cadman and Kenzie (Robert) Stinner;  bonus granddaughter Emmale Bodnar; great grandchildren Hannah (Rob) Eversole, Miley Julian, Brooklyn Julian, Chazdine Harmon, Sophia Foster and Mia Grace Stinner; great great grandsons Brayden and Braxton Eversole; sister-in-law Jackie Jambor; also many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by granddaughters Sarah Foster and Oaklee Jean Stinner; brothers John Jambor and Joseph Jambor and sister Margaret Mallick.  Betty was a lifetime member of the Ladies Auxiliary Reliance Hose Co. #2; Women's Club; former Girl Scout Leader and band parent.  She was also a member of the Christian Mothers and Rosary Society at Queen of the Rosary Church.  Friends received at the Wojciechowski  Funeral Home,  Glassport on Sat. from 6 to 8 and Sun. from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8.  A funeral service will be held Mon. 11:00 am at the funeral home.  Interment following Calvary Cemetery, Port Vue.

 


Pauline V. Suda

March 20, 2024 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Pauline V. Suda, 106, of Glassport, died March 20, 2024.  She is the wife of the late Joseph Suda.  She is survived by her sons Thomas (Millie) Suda and Lawrence Suda; grandchildren Kimberly Poyton, David Suda, Kristin Chargo and Jessica Suda; brothers Leo “Lanny” Raszewski and John “Ross” Raszewski; sister Eleanor Sidlo; also many great grandchildren.  A funeral mass will be held Thurs., March 21, 2024, 10 am at Queen of the Rosary Church with Father Miroslaus Wojcicki.  Funeral arrangements by Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport.

 


Edward C. Gniazdowski

March 09, 2024 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Edward C. Gniazdowski, 83, of Glassport, died March 8, 2024.  He is the son of the late Bronislaus and Sally (Wolotkiewicz) Gniazdowski.  He is survived by his sister Therese (the late Harry) Green; nephews David (Allyson) Green and Timothy (Elizabeth) Green; great nephew Ethan and great nieces Jordyn and Taylor. He was preceded in death by his brothers Stanley and Constantine “Connie” Gniazdowski. Ed was a retired fireman for Allegheny County and was a member of St. Joachim & Anne Parish, where he served as an alter server and sung in the choir.  Friends received at the Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport on Wed. from 5 to 7.  A funeral mass will be held Thurs. 10 am at Queen of the Rosary Church with Father Miroslaus Wojcicki.  Interment following Calvery Cemetery, Port Vue.

 


Joan M. Kostyzak

March 07, 2024 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

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Joan M. Kostyzak, 88, of North Huntingdon, formerly of Glassport, passed away on March 2, 2024. Born to the late Walter and Joan Razewski, Joan lived a life filled with love, dedication, and service to her family and community. She is survived by her devoted daughters, Pamela (the late Edward) Terek and Jacqueline (Eric) Reichanadter, and her cherished grandchildren: Justin (Michelle) Terek, and Taylor (Dan) Zindren, and Tyler and Austin Reichanadter. Her great-grandson Oliver Zindren was just born in January and filled Joan with pride and joy. She also leaves behind her beloved and dedicated brother, Richard (Donna) Razewski and nephews Rick (Sandra) and Greg (Renaye) Razewski. Joan dedicated 45 years of her life as an office manager for Sun Ray Electric Supply Co., where her professionalism and dedication were unwavering. Beyond her professional life, Joan was deeply committed to her faith and community. She was a member of Queen of the Rosary Church (formerly St. Cecilia), where she contributed her time and energy to various activities, including the Christian Mothers and the Friday fish fries. Joan's warmth and friendliness were evident to all who knew her. She had an innate ability to make everyone feel welcomed and valued. Her impeccable sense of style and grace was admired by many, always dressed perfectly, and polished, a true reflection of her inner elegance. Her memory will be cherished by all who had the privilege of knowing her. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport. A memorial mass to celebrate Joan's life will be held at a later date, allowing family and friends to come together and honor her life. In lieu of flowers, her family requests that donations be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research in Joan's memory.Joan's departure leaves a void that cannot be filled, but her spirit will continue to inspire and guide those who were fortunate enough to know her. May she rest in eternal peace.  A memorial mass will be held Sat. May 11, 2024 at Queen of the Rosary Church.

 

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