Velma M. (Toots) Whitney

December 14, 2018 |

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

Velma M. (Toots) Whitney, 84, of Buena Vista formerly of McKeesport died Friday December 14, 2018. She was the daughter of the late Albert and Janet (Smith) Barker. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband James Whitney. She is survived by daughters Maureen (Robin) Gault  and Barbara (Harry) Serena; sons James (Kate) Whitney and Bruce (the late Colleen) Whitney; sister Janet (Earl) Oyler; brother Dwayne (Marylin) Barker; also nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by brothers James, Ted, Bill, Bob, and Albert. Toots was a retired cafeteria worker for the McKeesport Area School District and was a former member of St. Pius Church. Friends received Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne Monday 1-9pm. A funeral mass will be held Tuesday 10am at Holy Name Church with Father Tom Lewandowski. Entombment following at New St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles. 

 

Mary Ann Laskey

December 14, 2018 |

Published By James W. Shirley Funeral Home Inc. | Posted in: James W. Shirley Funeral Home

Mary Ann Laskey, 69, of Monroeville, passed away Thursday, December 13, 2018.  She was born May 25, 1949, a daughter of the late David and Hannah (Gongaware) Hay.  Prior to her retirement, Mary Ann was a paralegal and a former member of The Norwin Church of the Nazarene.  She enjoyed her pets, following Pinterest, cooking and baking.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George J. Laskey.  She is survived by her daughters, Amanda and Jennifer Laskey; and brother, Roy Hay and his wife, Pam.  There will be no visitation.  Arrangements made by James W. Shirley Funeral Home.  Donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes in memory of Mary Ann.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

Ouida A. Mincone

December 13, 2018 |

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

Ouida A. Mincone, age 87 of Clairton, passed away on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 in John J. Kane Regional Center - Glen Hazel.  Born August 15, 1931 in Camden, AR, she was a daughter of the late Lester H. and Willa (Heldebrand) Arnold.   A retired bank teller for Equibank in Clairton and a member of Pine Run United Methodist Church, Ouida loved to play cards, especially with her 500 Bid Card Club.  She joins her husband, the late Frank A. Mincone, who passed away May 12, 2011.  

 
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Jacquelene Lopretto

December 13, 2018 |

Published By Willig Funeral Home & Crematory | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Cremation Services

Jacquelene "Jackie" Lopretto, age 69, of McKeesport, died December 11, 2018 at Family Hospice & Palliative Care in Pittsburgh. Born May 25, 1949, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late John "Jack" and Helen (Galeziowski) Bentley and the wife of the late David L. Lopretto for 46 years.

 
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Catherine M. Petrulli

December 13, 2018 |

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

Catherine M. Brajdic Petrulli, age 62, of White Oak, died December 12, 2018, at UPMC McKeesport. Born November 6, 1956, she was the daughter of the late Anthony J. and Nell M. (Nuce) Brajdic.

 
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Hazel M. Tomlinson

December 13, 2018 |

Published By James W. Shirley Funeral Home Inc. | Posted in: James W. Shirley Funeral Home

Hazel M. Tomlinson, 86, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, December 12, 2018. She was born September 18, 1932 in Fairhope, Pa., a daughter of the late James and Edna (Emerick) Leister. Prior to her retirement, Hazel worked for the Omni Bedford Springs Resort, was a tour guide for Lincoln Coach and Myers Coach Lines and later was a pharmacy technician for Edwards Pharmacy for 27 years. She was a member of The Lutheran Church of Our Saviour, and the ladies church group, WELCA. She was an avid golfer, enjoyed traveling, was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and will surely be missed. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Tomlinson; brothers, Ernest, Jacob and Fred Leister; sisters, Mary Bell Kline and Dotty Leister. She is survived by her son, Gary Hochard (Kris); daughter, Donna Silvis (Gerald); grandchildren, Michael, Amy, Jennifer, Luke; great-grandchildren, Krista, Taylor, Jack, Sam, Jocelyn and Jaxson; sisters, Helen Tomlinson, Dolores Kline and Kay Diehl Friends and family will be received on Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 7139 Hyndman Road, Buffalo Mills, PA 15534. A funeral service will follow at 10:30 a.m. Interment in the Lybarger Cemetery. Donations may be made to a charity of your choice or the Alzheimer's Association in memory of Hazel. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

Robert R. "Bob" Harding

December 13, 2018 |

Published By Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home | Posted in: Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home

ROBERT R. "BOB" HARDING age 75, of McKeesport, on December 11, 2018. He was a son of the late Robert S. and Louise (Heil) Harding. Bob was retired from U.S. Steel Duquesne Works and a member of the former Wanderer's Car Club. Husband of the late Patricia (Szmuc) Harding; father of Frank Hussman of Titusville, FL, Scott Harding of Irwin, and the late Robert "Robbie" Harding; brother of Joanne (late James) Denne of West Mifflin, Dorothy (Glen) Schmidt of Linesville, Linda Harding of Liberty Boro, Warren J. (Mary Kathy) Harding of Chapel Hill, NC, and the late Mary Lou Maurer; grandfather of Rhaeanne (Samantha) Hussman, Jamie Hussman, Robert "Robbie" Harding, Scott Harding, and Chris Harding; also one great-grandchild; and nieces and nephews. Visitation on Friday, December 14 from 1-3 and 5-8 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, (412) 466-3300, where his funeral services will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m., Deacon Dale DiSanto officiating. Burial will be in Jefferson Memorial Park.

 
 

Fay Jones

December 12, 2018 |

Published By James W. Shirley Funeral Home Inc. | Posted in: James W. Shirley Funeral Home

E. Fay Landis-Thomas Jones went home to be with her Lord on December 12, 2018.  Fay was born on November 19, 1927 in Central City, Pa., to the late Harry E. and Elizabeth Landis.  Fay loved the Lord and served Him at Penn Township Christian Church as pianist and Sunday School teacher for the Beginner Class.  She was loved by, and preceded in death by, husbands, E. Lloyd Thomas (1959) and Harry M. Jones (2015).  She is survived by her grateful daughter, Gwen Thomas Wolfgang and son-in-law, John.  During Gwen's childhood Fay was a wonderful mother and later they became treasured friends.  Remaining to enjoy the memories are her loving grandsons, Jonathan (Lori) Wolfgang and Mark (Nicole) Wolfgang, who brought her so much joy and pride.  Although she lost her vision before her great-grandchildren, Stone, Macy, Piper, Abigail and Elise Wolfgang were born, God gave her the opportunity to hold them and she cherished the love they shared.  Preceding her in death were five siblings, Ruth Gordon, Frank Landis, Louise Klages, Bernice Lenhart, and Jack Landis.  She is survived by her sister and best friend, Elma Koch; brother, Jeff (Joetta) Landis; and many nieces and nephews.  Family was always important to Fay.  Through health issues, blindness and the ravages of aging, she held true to her faith in God.  What a blessing to know that after years of vision loss, she is now able to clearly see the face of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, Pa., on Friday from 2-7 p.m.  A funeral service will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment to follow in Brush Creek Cemetery.  Donations can be made in Fay's name to Camp Christian, PO Box 230, Mill Run, PA  15464.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

Marlene (Murray) Weston

December 12, 2018 |

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

Marlene (Murray) Weston, 85, of North Irwin, passed away December 9, 2018, at home. She was born June 1, 1933 in Rankin, a daughter of the late Richard H. and Edith P. (Sleigh) Murray and was also preceded in death by a brother Richard (the late Gabriella) Murray. After graduating from North Huntingdon High School in 1951 she worked as a Bell Telephone operator for ten years and also operated Ceramics by Marlene in Shafton for many years. She is survived by her husband of over 65 years Neil H. Weston; her sons Scott W. Weston and his wife Stephanie of Jeannette, Kirk R. Weston and his wife Sharon of Irwin, and Erik J. Weston and his wife Tracy of Bluefield, WV; her grandsons Zachary and Lucas Weston; siblings Edith (the late Donald) Rhodes and John Murray Sr. and his wife Peggy both of North Huntingdon; also nieces and nephews.
 
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W. Ross Graham, Jr.

December 12, 2018 |

Published By Strifflers Family Funeral Homes | Posted in: Strifflers Family Funeral Homes

W. Ross Graham, Jr., age 70 of Ormond Beach, Florida died Tuesday, December 11, 2018. He was born September 19, 1948 in McKeesport, the son of the late William R. Graham, Sr. and Donna M. Pivido Graham.

He served as a medic in the U. S. Airforce during Vietnam. He enjoyed driving race cars, golfing and was an avid sports fan. He loved his Porche and spending time with his dog, Steve and grand dog, Bentley. He was a past member of Beulah Park United Methodist Church. Ross was retired six years as a physician’s assistant from Allegheny General Hospital. He is survived by his son, Matthew H. (Sarah) Graham of Richmond, Virginia; brothers, Drew (Cindy) Graham of White Oak, and Jay (Debbie) Graham of McKeesport; former wife, Beverly Holt Graham of Versailles; and many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will be received on Thursday, December 13th at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation & Mortuary Services, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, Supervisor 412-678-6177), from 5:00 pm until the time of service at 6:00 pm with Pastor Shawn Caroll officiating. Military honors will follow.

Condolences may be made at www.strifflerfuneralhomes.com.

 

Betty Jane Worthy

December 12, 2018 |

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

Betty Jane Worthy,  91, of White Oak, passed away December 10, 2018.  She was born June 12, 1927 in McKeesport and was the daughter of  the late George and Anna (Stark) Mezoff.   She was the wife of the late Eugene Howard Worthy, who passed away September 17, 2018. Betty Jane was a member of the former St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in McKeesport. She was retired from Bell of Pennsylvania and was a member of the Bell Pioneers.

 
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Cleveland Adams, Jr. “Bubba Dee”

December 12, 2018 |

Published By Robert A. Waters Funeral Home | Posted in: Robert A. Waters Funeral Home

Cleveland Adams, Jr. “Bubba Dee”, 86 of Clairton, Pennsylvania, departed this life on Sunday December 9, 2018 at home surrounded by his loving family.

 
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Florence "Honey" Fisher

December 11, 2018 |

Published By Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home | Posted in: Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home

FLORENCE "HONEY" FISHER age 81, on December 9, 2018, of West Mifflin. She was a daughter of the late Arthur and Catherine (Nee) Fisher; sister of Barbara (late William) Rowell of West Mifflin, Lynn (Daniel) Gluvna of Aiken, SC, late John Fisher; sister-in-law of Audrey Fisher of West Mifflin; aunt of Kathy Dickson, Amy Metz, Diane Rowell, James Fisher, Doreen Reynolds, Loren Fisher, Timothy Fisher and Brienne Arthur. Flo's family would like to thank Eldercrest Nursing Center for their kind and compassionate care, especially nurse Crystal. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, December 14, 2018, at St. Agnes Church, West Mifflin, at 10 a.m. Burial will be in St. Agnes Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Animal Friends of Pgh. Arrangements have been entrusted to MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, Duquesne, PA, 412-466-3300.

 
 

Eleanor M. Francetic

December 11, 2018 |

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

Eleanor M. Francetic, age 89 of McKeesport, passed away on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 in HCR ManorCare of Monroeville.  Born January 31, 1929 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Luketic) Francetic and sister of the late Josephine Fencik, Emma Braun, Ann Jackson, Julia Cipriani, and Helen Francetic.  A former secretary and translator for the Croatian Fraternal Union, Eleanor was a member of St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church and the former Sacred Heart Parish, both of McKeesport, and was active in the parish ministries, including the Rosary Society, the Eucharistic Ministry, and the Ladies of Charity.  She was also a member of CFU Lodges # 44 and # 3.  Eleanor is survived by her nieces and nephews. 

 
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Anna L. (Dorko) Borges

December 11, 2018 |

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

Anna L. Borges, age 88 of Versailles, passed away on Monday, December 10, 2018 in the VA Hospital Healthcare System - Aspinwall.  Born April 14, 1930 in Homestead, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Anna (Puchy) Dorko.  A retired clerk from the North Versailles K-Mart, Anna was a Veteran of US Marine Corps, serving as a WAVE during the Korean War.  She was a member of Corpus Christi Parish in McKeesport and the CFU Lodge #148 and its Ladies' and Pensioneers' Clubs, the White Oak American Legion #701, the Waves National #28 of Pittsburgh, the Women's Overseas Service Legion, and the Royal Neighbors of America.  

 
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