Lois M. Rennie

June 20, 2019 |

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

Lois M. (Mowry) Rennie, 88, of Elizabeth, PA,  and Port St. Lucie, FL, passed away peacefully on June 19, 2019. She was born August 7, 1930 on the Mowry family farm in Jefferson Hills and was the daughter of the late Paul and Erma (Beam) Mowry. She was the wife of the late Harvey Wesley Rennie, Jr,  who passed away November 7, 2016. Lois was a member and Church Secretary of the Elizabeth United Methodist Church and was very active with the United Methodist Women. She was also a member of the Elizabeth Volunteer Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary and the Rio Lindo Garden Club of Port St. Lucie.

 
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John "Jack" J. Simon

June 19, 2019 |

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

John "Jack" J. Simon, 83, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, June 19, 2019.   He was born May 11, 1936 in McKeesport, son of the late John and Susan (Sitte) Simon.  Prior to his retirement, Jack was an analytical technician for Westinghouse, Waltz Mill, a member of the Pennsylvania Air National Guard, the Free Hungarian Reformed Church of McKeesport and enjoyed antique cars.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Rosemary (Dinley) Simon.  He is survived by his son, Jon Simon; daughters, Laura Dolgas and her husband, Thomas, Tracy Nardozzo and her husband, Gregory; sister, Sally (Eugene) Buchleitner; and four grandchildren, Emily and Elena Dolgas, and Leah and Rocco Nardozzo.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Thursday from 4-8 p.m.  A funeral service will take place on Friday at a time to be announced in the funeral home chapel.  Entombment to follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association or Alzheimer's Association.  The family would like to thank the staff at Mount Vernon of Elizabeth for their compassionate care that they provided for Jack.   www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

Robert J. Mills, Jr.

June 19, 2019 |

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

Robert J. Mills, Jr., age 57, of Irwin, passed away Monday June 17, 2019. He was born September 6, 1961 in McKeesport, a son of Robert J. Mills Sr. and the late Gladys Mills. He was an Air Force veteran that went onto become a registered nurse and for the last 6 years worked for AMN Mobile Nursing. He was a past member of the Adamsburg Fire and Rescue #14. In addition to his father, he is survived by his children Patrick Mills and Genna Mills both of Irwin; former wife Donna Mills; and brother Kevin Mills of Latrobe.
 
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Virginia Anne Cynkar

June 18, 2019 |

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

Virginia Anne Cynkar, age 94, of McKeesport, died June 17, 2019, at Easy Living Country Estates of Hunker, PA. Born July 14, 1924, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Anne (Nechor) Cynkar.
Virginia was a retired staff nurse with US Steel Corporation. She was a graduate of McKeesport High school, McKeesport Hospital School of Nursing and the University of Pittsburgh with a Master's degree in Nursing Education.

 
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Lawrence Michael Sikorski

June 18, 2019 |

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

Lawrence Michael Sikorski, age 53, of Liberty Borough, died June 16, 2019, at UPMC McKeesport. Born July 28, 1965, he was the son of S. Larry and Marianne (Ladzun) Sikorski. A contractor by trade, he graduated from GM with a Master Technician Certification.

 
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William Edward Dreer

June 18, 2019 |

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

William E. Dreer, age 74, of McKeesport, died on June 15, 2019. Born Novermber 10, 1944, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Samuel and Charlotte Hodge.
He had a strong passion for fishing, family events and motorcycles.

 
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Raymond D. Graboski

June 18, 2019 |

Published 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. 

 

Tammy R. (Baur) Nix

June 18, 2019 |

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

Tammy R. (Baur) Nix, age 60, of West Mifflin, died June 10, 2019, at UPMC St. Margaret Hospital. Born August 27, 1958, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late David J. and Judith (Sullinger) Baur and the wife of Alan S. Nix.

 
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Nancy Galiotto

June 18, 2019 |

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

Nancy Galiotto, age 77, of Elizabeth Township, died surrounded by her loving family June 17, 2019, at home. Born August 19, 1941, she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Grace (Bryce) Speidel and the wife of Eugene Galiotto.

 
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John E. Chlystek

June 17, 2019 |

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

John E. Chlystek, age 90, of McKeesport, died Saturday, June 15, 2019. He was born June 1, 1929 in McKeesport, the son of the late Adam and Cecilia Weron Chlystek, and was the husband of the late Georgetta Craine Chlystek. John served in the United States Army during the Korean War and retired from McKeesport’s former Fort Pitt Steel Casting Company.

He is survived by his daughters; Patty Smith of Myrtle, SC, Cathy (Bob) McCort of Blairsville, and Tammy (Lou) Warman of McKeesport; 7 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Family and friends will be received at Striffler’s of White Oak Cremation and Mortuary Services, Inc., 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, Supervisor  412-678-6177) on Thursday, June 20, 2019 from 10:00 am until the time of service at noon. Services will be held in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow.

To share a memory or condolence, please visit www.strifflerfuneralhomes.com.

 

Glenn H. Wilson

June 17, 2019 |

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

Glenn H. Wilson, 87, of Irwin, passed away Monday, June 17, 2019.  He was born July 2, 1931 in McKeesport, a son of the late Bill and Marie (Schweitzer) Lutes.  Prior to his retirement, Glenn was a self-employed steel hauler and  former owner of the Youngwood Hotel.  He was a member of West Hempfield Presbyterian Church of Irwin and Mason Shidle Lodge, McKeesport.  He enjoyed playing golf and bridge.  He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Amelia (Exton) Wilson; sons, Dale (Dottie Boggs) Wilson, Gregg Wilson; daughters, Diane Palmer and Laurie Prenatt and her husband, Patrick; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.  A service will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m.  in the funeral home chapel.  Interment to follow in Irwin Union Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.  The Wilson family would like to acknowledge and send a special thank you to Glenn's caregivers Chrissy and Tina from Excela Hospice and special friend Barb McManigle.   www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

John Arthur White

June 17, 2019 |

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

John Arthur White, 84, of Duquesne, Pa., died June 12, 2019, in UPMC Montefiore.

He was born June 30, 1934, in Durham, GA.  He is the son of the late Thomas and Sarah LE Coleman-White.  John was preceded in death by his brother, Raymond E. White and daughter, Jolene White-Davis. 

He was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church.  He retired from the United States Steel Duquesne Works.

He is survived by his loving wife, Rose L. Brookins-White of Duquesne; 3 children, Alicia White of Duquesne, John A. White, Jr. (Kerry) of Philadelphia and James D. White of Duquesne; three step-children, Denise Brookins of Duquesne, Robert Brookins of McKeesport and Ronald Brookins of Duquesne; 8 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and 20 great-great-grandchildren, a sister, Mary Catherine White-Pitts of West Mifflin, an adopted sister Christine Perry and a host of  nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

 
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John A. Swacus

June 17, 2019 |

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

John A. Swacus, 98, of North Huntingdon, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2019.   He was born April 19, 1921 in North Braddock. Son of the late and dear Mary and Andrew Swacus and father of the late Dr. J. Richard Swacus.  John was a graduate of North Braddock (Scott) Schools and the University of Pittsburgh where he received his B.S. and M.E. degrees, and was a WWII veteran serving in the US Army.  He was a member of the Pitt Basketball team 1940-1943 and a member of the Pitt University Letterman's Club.  John was a recipient of Alumni of Distinction Award in 2005 by the Laurel Chapter Panther Club, University of Pittsburgh.  Prior to his retirement, John was a teacher, coach, principal and assistant superintendent serving 37 years in the Franklin Regional School District.  His 1951 basketball team won the WPIAL Championship.  He was a founding member of St. Agnes Church of North Huntingdon, was active in the Boy Scouts of America and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Irene Oriss Swacus; son, Dr. J. Richard Swacus; and brother, Paul Swacus.  John will be terribly missed by all who knew him.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Thursday at 10 a.m. in St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon.  Interment in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, North Versailles.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

Alfred Pasek

June 17, 2019 |

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

Alfred Pasek, 84, of Elizabeth Township, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, June 14, 2019. He was born May 17, 1935 in Brzeziny, Poland and was the son of the late Jan and Mary (Pacocha) Pasek. Alfred was President of Pasek Project Management Services and was a retired Mechanical Engineer and Consultant. He had worked for US Steel, Dravo, and Schneider. He was a member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth Township and the Jaycees. He received his Mechanical Engineering Degree from Polytechnic of Krakow and served in the US Army Reserves. Alfred enjoyed golf,  especially at the Youghiogheny Country Club where he was a member and Butler's Golf Course where he was a Ranger. He achieved a "Hole in One" at Clipper Shipyard Golf Course on Hilton Head Island, Hole # 4 on February 27, 1997. He was also a USGA Golf Course Rater. Alfred was very proud of his Polish heritage. His favorite way to share his heritage and love of having a good time with friends and family was to share a toast of "Sto Lat ! " which means to enjoy good life, good health, and 100 years of happiness.

 
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Brendan A. McGowan

June 15, 2019 |

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

Brendan A. McGowan, 18, of North Huntingdon, tragically passed away Thursday, June 13, 2019.  He was born July 12, 2000, in Pittsburgh, the son of David and Darlene (Daugherty) McGowan.  Brendan was a 2019 graduate of Greensburg Central Catholic High School where he was an honor student and a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church.  Brendan planned to attend the University of Pittsburgh this fall.  He was an all-around sportsman and especially enjoyed playing baseball for Greensburg Central Catholic, NCAA, PAL and various travel teams.  He ran cross country and enjoyed music, gardening, deer hunting, fishing, riding bikes, snowboarding and spending time with his friends.  He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, David E. Daugherty and paternal grandparents, Judge Bernard J. McGowan and Mary Aileen McGowan, a beloved friend, and his pup Bailey.  He is survived by his sister Kaitlynn McGowan, aunts Kathy (David) Fertal, Mary Ann (Tim) Senecal, uncles Brian J. McGowan and Kevin J. (Cassandre) McGowan, numerous cousins and friends and  two canine companions Hannah and Nia.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Irwin.  Interment to follow in Irwin Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers,  donations may be made to the McGowan Family for a future scholarship program.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

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