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Elizabeth "Betty" Mitrik

September 24, 2020 |

By William S. Skovranko Memorial Home | Posted in: William S. Skovranko Memorial Home



Elizabeth "Betty" (Kontra) Mitrik, Young at heart, of Monroeville, formerly of Duquesne, went home with the LORD on Wednesday, September 23, 2020. Born in Jessup, PA., she was the daughter of the late Michael and Bertha Toth Kontra. She was the beloved wife of the late Andrew B. Mitrik. She is survived by her loving children, Judy (Late Ronald) Malamisuro, Andrew (Therese) Mitrik, Ronald (Candice) Mitrik, Rev. Gary (Karen) Mitrik, Dennis (Cindy) Mitrik, and David (Leslie) Mitrik; a brother, Joseph (Marion) Kontra; twenty six grandchildren, twenty six great grandchildren, three great great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents and husband, Mrs. Mitrik was also preceded in death by two sisters, Mary (late Edward) Pasko and Loretta Kontra, and five brothers, Michael (late Ethel), William (late Delores), Daniel, and Thomas (late Val) Kontra. Mrs Mitrik was a devout member of Greater Works Christian Church, Monroeville and enjoyed reading the Bible and sharing the love of the LORD with others.

 
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John "Jack" F. Bell

September 24, 2020 |

By Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home - Crematory | Posted in: Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory

John "Jack" F. Bell, age 89, of White Oak, formerly of North Versailles, died September 22, 2020, at Mount Vernon of Elizabeth. Born March 3, 1931, in North Versailles, he was the son of the late Donald F. and Margaret (Rawlings) Bell and the husband of Mary Elizabeth (Robinson) Bell.

 
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John J. Liotta

September 24, 2020 |

By Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory

John J. Liotta, age 85, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 22, 2020, at Concordia at Rebecca Residence. He was the beloved husband of 61 years to Janet (Ehrenfeld) Liotta; devoted father of Karen (Jeff) Lowinger, Kathy Mazzei and Diane (Richard) Rosenbaum; dear brother of the late Anthony (Tina) Liotta, Joan (William) Keyser, Carol (the late Charles) Jindracek and Arlene (Robert) Grados; and loving grandfather of Laura, Jessica, Michael, Alana, Gianna, Nina, Rachel and Jordan. John was a graduate of Duquesne University, former president of Alpha Phi Delta Fraternity, a U.S. Navy veteran and had a long career in computer sales.

 
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Nellie J. (Barner) Nicholls

September 23, 2020 |

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

Nellie J. (Barner) Nicholls, age 76, of North Versailles passed away Monday, September 21, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. She was born September 29, 1943 in East McKeesport, a daughter of the late John and Phoebe Barner. She was a longtime member of Linway United Presbyterian Church in East McKeesport and a past member of Eastern Star. She worked for over 46 years as the manager of housing at Pitt University in Pittsburgh and was a dedicated leader for many years in the local Girl Scouts.

 
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Georgine J. “Georgia” Wagner

September 23, 2020 |

By James F. Kutch Funeral Home - Crematory | Posted in: James F. Kutch Funeral Home - Crematory

Georgine "Georgia" Wagner, age 95, passed away peacefully on September 22, 2020 at home. 

Born in Underodoch, Germany on July 10, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Max and Sophie (Kestle) Mueller, and for 65 years the wife of the late Edward Wagner.  Georgia was also preceded in death by her brother Hank Mueller.  She is survived by her children, Ed (Jeannie) Wagner, and Sherry (the late John) Scharritter; five grandchildren, Gary (Kissy), Kelly, Scott (Janine), Erik, Chris (Loree), 8 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.  Georgia took great pride in caring for her family and home. 

She was a member of the former Immanuel Lutheran Church in Braddock.

 
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Margaret "Peggy" Carter

September 23, 2020 |

By Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home - Crematory | Posted in: Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory

Margaret "Peggy" Carter, age 74, of McKeesport, died September 17, 2020.  She was the daughter of the late Nicholas and Marguerite “Rita” DeFelice and the wife of the late John “Jack” Carter.

 
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John P. Cerqua

September 23, 2020 |

By Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory

John P. Cerqua, age 91 of Jefferson Hills and formerly of Clairton, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 in Grandview Manor, Elizabeth.  Born September 21, 1929 in Clairton, he was a son of the late Antonio and Rosaline (Polsinelli) Cerqua.  A US Army Veteran of the Korean War and member of Triumph of the Holy Cross Parish, St. Thomas a'Becket Church in Jefferson, John worked as a carpenter for Zell Bros. in McKeesport, for himself making custom built kitchens, and at Magee Women's Hospital as a carpenter and in maintenance.  In his spare time, he enjoyed bowling, camping, playing poker, travelling, casinos, and square dancing.  John was also a Scoutmaster for the St. Paulinas Pack 68 Cub Scouts.  He was also family oriented and loved to spend summers camping in Laurel State Park or vacationing in the Outer Banks.  Besides his parents, John was preceded in death by his first wife Ruth (Petersen) Cerqua; his brothers Joseph< Reno, Louis, and Sundae Cerqua; and his sister Rose Coletta.  He is survived by his wife Austa M. (Reckhouse) Cerqua; his daughters Mary Rose (Fred) Adams of Moorestown, NJ and Dianne (Nick) Curinga of Forward Twp.; his sons John (Michelle) Cerqua of New Eagle, David Cerqua of of Pleasanton, CA, and Anthony Cerqua of South San Francisco, CA; six grandsons; twelve great-grandchildren; brother Peter Cerqua of Ephrata; nieces and nephews; stepchildren Elizabeth (Martin) Baxendell, Linda Lamberger, Walter (Jennifer) Butler, Mark (Debbie) Butler, and James (Cheryl) Butler; and thirteen step-grandchildren. 

 
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Robert "Bobby" Lee Jones III

September 22, 2020 |

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

Robert "Bobby" Lee Jones III, age 34, of McKeesport, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 20, 2020 at UPMC Shadyside, surrounded by his family.

Born on September 2, 1986, to Bob Jones and Dana Grist. He was raised by his loving grandparents, Lenny and Linda Riccelli, who preceded him in death.

 
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Christine M. Gretz

September 22, 2020 |

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

Christine M. Gretz, age 73, of Liberty Borough died September 18, 2020.  She passed away peacefully in the company of family at home. Born February 2, 1947, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Margaret (Wargo) Matta Sr. and the loving wife of Daniel E. Gretz for 54 years.
Tina worked as a manager for Walmart in the shipping and receiving department for 26 years. She enjoyed reading mystery novels and watching crime dramas in her free time. She enjoyed spending quality time with her family and she loved her cats. Tina enjoyed vacationing with her family.  She especially  loved to walk the beach collecting seashells. Tina and her family made annual trips to the Eastern Seaboard.  Her favorite destinations included the Outer Banks and Topsail Island, North Carolina and Ocean City, Maryland.  Tina and Daniel were soul mates, and as children, they made their first communion together at Holy Trinity Church in McKeesport.

 
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Kenneth Edward Williams, Jr

September 22, 2020 |

By William H. Craig Funeral Home | Posted in: William H Craig Funeral Home

Kenneth Edward Williams, Jr., died Saturday, September 19, at home in McKeesport, PA.  He was 77.

 
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Edward Michael Kastriba

September 22, 2020 |

By Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory

Edward Michael Kastriba, 35, of North Huntingdon, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, September 21, 2020. He was born February 5, 1985 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Albert Joseph Kastriba and Donna Marie (David) Karsnak Pandullo of North Huntingdon. Edward was a proud graduate of Norwin High School, Westmoreland Community College, and The University of Pittsburgh. He worked as a financial analyst for The University of Pittsburgh and also was owner of Heavy Weight Baits, LLC. Edward was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. Most importantly, he loved being a dad and spending time with and coaching his son, Aiden, in various sporting teams, as well as playing fantasy football and video games together.

 
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Patricia T. Foster

September 22, 2020 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Patricia T. Foster (Gabauer), 79, went home to be with the Lord on September 18, 2020. She passed away peacefully at her home after a long illness.

Patricia was born July 9, 1941 in West Mifflin, PA. She was heavily involved with her church St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Tampa; a member of the quilting club and the lady’s prayer group. She volunteered her time when needed and will always be remembered as a kind and giving person.

Patricia is preceded in death by her parents, Margaret and Anthony Gabauer, of Glassport, PA, sister Antoinette “Toni” (Howard) Evans of Glassport, PA. She is survived by her children, Christopher (Jennifer) Foster of Lutz, FL., Jill Foster of Brandon, FL., Jennifer (Jason) Wilkinson of Boiling Springs, SC.; four grandchildren Theresa, Brian, Kayla and Cody; four great grandchildren Miranda, Addison, Krystina and Koltyn; sister Judy (Harold) King of Glassport, PA.; brothers Tom (Ruth Ann) Gabauer of York, SC., and Rick (Leslie) Gabauer of Fort Mill, SC., and serveral nieces and nephews.

“May you rest in the arms of the Lord who formed you from the dust of the earth.  May Holy Mary, the angels, and all the Saints welcome you now that you have gone forth from this life. May Christ who was crucified for you, bring you freedom and peace.”

Family and friends will be received October 10, 2020 from 3:00 pm – 4:30pm at which time a blessing will be held with Father Tom Lewandowski at Wojciechowski Funeral Home, 640 Vermont Avenue, Glassport, PA  15405. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation be made to the American Lung Association.

She will be laid to rest at Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Clearwater, FL.

 


Beverly A. Prokop

September 22, 2020 |

By willig | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Beverly A. Prokop, age 86, of McKeesport, died September 16, 2020, at Kane Community Living Center of McKeesport. Born January 24, 1934, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Mary (Dzugan) Berry and the wife of the late George V. Prokop.
Beverly took great pride in caring for her family and her home. She was a member of the St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church of McKeesport.

 
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Dolores Ann (Fate) Martin

September 21, 2020 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

Dolores Ann Martin, age 88, passed after fulfilling her life here on earth, God welcomes Dolores into his Kingdom this day, September 20th, 2020.

A working single mother with the help of her parents, Charles Fate and Eunice (Cunningham) Fate, raised two children,  Gary (April) Martin, Joan D. Martin, and a deceased infant girl.

She leaves 5 grandchildren, Jason Martin, Justin Martin, great grandchildren; Chloe, Sarah, Jennifer, Christina, Felicity, Nolan, Lilly, Walker, Rebecca, Noah, Finly, Carmen and Vanna. They were her pride and joy and the love of her life. She also leaves my cousins of the Hopbell family and especially her favorite cousin, Leroy and Connie Kennell, Marcie,  Marylyn. Special friend of Lois Ondish, Marylyn and above all Marlene Hanlon.

 
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James D. Buck

September 21, 2020 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

James D. Buck, 77, of Austin, passed away Saturday, September 19, 2020 at Sweden Valley Manor after a brief illness.  Born July 25, 1943 in McKeesport, PA to James C. and Genevieve (Hudson) Buck, he worked as a Tool and Die Maker at GKN in Emporium.  On March 14, 1964 James married Anne Karija, and together they shared 56 years of marriage.

James was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing, he was a longtime member of the NRA, and loved being in the outdoors of “God’s Country”.  He was a beloved husband, and a devoted father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

James is survived by his wife Anne Buck of Austin; a son:  Dennis (Angie) Buck of Austin; two grandchildren:  Logan Plant and DeLaney Plant; and a great grandchild:  Ryker Kelly.

 
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