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Paul J. Togyer

July 01, 2020 |

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

Paul J. Togyer, 75, of Markvue Manor, North Huntingdon Twp., died June 30, 2020, with his family present, after a brief battle with esophageal cancer. He was born Dec. 4, 1944, in McKeesport, son of the late John and Lena Beller Togyer. Paul was a graduate of McKeesport Senior High School, attended Pennsylvania State University and graduated from Duquesne University with a degree in education.

 
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Gregory Michael Walker

July 01, 2020 |

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

Gregory Michael Walker, 37, of McKeesport, passed away Saturday, June 27, 2020 in Pittsburgh. He was born August 12, 1982 in Pittsburgh to Christine Ann Schulz Walker and the late John Joseph Walker.  He worked as kitchen help at both Shop n Save and Tillie's Restaurant. Gregory  was a loving, caring and giving person. He enjoyed spending time with his family, animals and his facebook.

 
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Dorothy M. (Onyika) Starr

July 01, 2020 |

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

Our family is heartbroken by the passing of our beloved mother and grandmother, Dorothy M. (Onyika) Starr, 73, of Delmont, formerly of East McKeesport, died Friday June 26, 2020. She was born March 27, 1947 in Clairton, a daughter of the late Julius and Helen M. (Dora) Onyika and was also preceded in death by her brother Dennis Onyika.

She was a former member of First United Methodist Church, East McKeesport, a former Girl Scout Leader and a former union steward while she worked for Lerner’s.

She is survived by her daughters Kristin Starr (Scott Lynch) of Jeannette and Jennifer Starr (Kevin Randall) of North Versailles; her former spouse Allan (Mona) Starr; and a grandson George Allan Randall. She will be missed for her quirky sense of humor and style. She had a heart of gold and a smile that could warm and welcome anybody.

 
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Floyd Bennie Hall

July 01, 2020 |

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

Floyd B. Hall, 71, son of the late Andrew P. Hall and Ceolar Henry, was born on July 9, 1948, in McKeesport, Pennsylvania. He departed this life on June 22, 2020, and was preceded in death by Donald Hall, Terry Davis (step-brother), and stepmother Martha F. Hall.

Floyd served in the US Army and received a Purple Heart in Vietnam. He got his GED and went to Operation Dig and got accepted into the Ironworkers Union but he had to move on to different jobs. He worked for the State as a nurses’ aide at Polk State Hospital and as a prison guard at the Western Penitentiary. Floyd also attended the Bidwell Training Center and Triangle Tech as an automotive technician. He was with Linda Hale since 1970; from this union, two sons were birthed.  He was always working on cars and helping the family keep their cars on the road. He loved to take his family fishing on his boat. More than anything, he loved his sons and grandkids.

Floyd is survived by his loving wife Linda A. Hall; two sons, Floyd (Chrystal) Hall, Jr., Flawzel (Gina) Hall; 9 grandchildren; 11great grandchildren; siblings, Flawzel (Barbara) Hall of McKeesport, Ronald Hall of McKeesport, Andrew Hall of North Versailles, Andrea Hall of McKeesport, Timothy (Helen) Session of Pittsburgh, Linda Smith of Buffalo, New York; host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

 
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Mildred June "Millie" Ulbrich

July 01, 2020 |

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

Mildred June "Millie" Ulbrich, 93, of Elizabeth Township, passed away, Friday, June 26, 2020. She was born June 8, 1927 in Blythedale and was the daughter of the late Alfred (Harris) Codeluppi and the late Mary (Chiari) Codeluppi. Millie was a member of Central Highlands Community United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women and Shepherds. She was also a member of the Salvation Army Ladies Auxiliary, McKeesport and was a longtime volunteer for Meals on Wheels, Elizabeth Township. 

 
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Patricia L. Mains

June 30, 2020 |

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

 Patricia L. Mains,  81, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Monday, June 29, 2020. She was born August 6, 1938 in Elizabeth and was the daughter of the late Jay and Eva (Lesofsky) Mansfield. Pat was a member of St. Michael Church, Elizabeth Township and AARP.

 
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Russell David Griffith

June 30, 2020 |

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

Russell "Rusty" David Griffith,  63, of Elizabeth Township, passed away at home on Monday, June 29, 2020. He was born July 14, 1956 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Sherwin and Evelyn Jean (Dannenhauer) Griffith. Rusty was a Pipe Fitter and Welder and was a 1974 graduate of Elizabeth Forward High School. He is survived by his sons, Daniel and David Griffith and daughter, Laura Griffith of Elizabeth Township, sister, Kathryn Griffith of Elizabeth Township, granddaughter, Ellie Nicole Geiser, his companion and caregiver, Pamela Geiser, and nieces and nephews.

 
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Louise J. Volponi

June 30, 2020 |

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

Louise J. Volponi, age 90, of Liberty Borough, died on June 29, 2020, at Concordia Lutheran Ministries Assisted Living. Born July 17, 1929 in Allison, PA, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Mary Galeziowski, and the wife of the late Mario F. Volponi.

 
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Helen J. Tozzi

June 29, 2020 |

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

Helen J. (Donato) Tozzi, 90, of White Oak, passed away Monday, June 29, 2020. She was born April 6, 1930 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Joseph and Josephine (DiMonaco) Donato. She was a member of Mary, Mother of God - St. Patrick Parish in Christy Park. Helen was Founder of the McKeesport Majorette Drum and Bugle Corps. During the organization's forty years, she helped shape the lives of thousands of young men and women in the McKeesport and surrounding areas.

 
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William Edward Kuskie II

June 29, 2020 |

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

William Edward “Bud” Kuskie, II, age 80, of Elizabeth Township, passed away on Friday, June 26, 2020 at Jefferson Hospital. He was a retired technician and mechanic with United Airlines, a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and a member of Round Hill Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth Township. He loved refurbishing vintage cars and attending various car shows. He enjoyed the outdoors, feeding all his woodland creatures and traveling. Born June 5, 1940 in Clairton, he was a son of the late William E. Kuskie, Sr. and Louise A. (Sides) Kuskie. He is survived by a daughter, Michele L. Kuskie of Elizabeth Township; son, Edward W. (Diane) Kuskie of Elizabeth Township; grandson, Jonah (Shanna) Orion of Oceanside, CA, currently serving in Okinawa, Japan; sister, Christine (Jim Durst) Kuskie of Jeannette; his grand dog, Buddy; also, nieces, nephews, close buddies and friends. DUE TO RECENT COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS, THE MEMORIAL SERVICE ORIGINALLY PLANNED FOR TUESDAY, JULY 7, 2020 HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL A LATER DATE. PLEASE CHECK BACK TO THIS WEBSITE FOR FUTURE UPDATES. Private interment at Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Township. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, SW Region, 320 Bilmar Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Carl E. Barker

June 29, 2020 |

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

Carl E. Barker, 80, of Greenock, passed away Saturday, June 27, 2020. He was born November 14, 1939 in McKeesport and was the son  of the late John E. "Jack" and Dorothy Jane (Guest) Barker. He was retired from Standard LaFarge and was a member and past recording secretary of the Elizabeth Township Sportsman's Club. He was also a member of Studebaker Drivers Club, Buena Vista Fire Company Social Club, WMBU, and the Elizabeth Township Ex-serviceman's Association.

 
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Mary Shatlock

June 29, 2020 |

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

Mary Shatlock, age 97 of Greenock, passed away at home on Sunday, June 28, 2020.  Born May 5, 1923 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late John J. and Katherine (Shaughnessy) Kane.  A graduate  of the former St. Mercy College (now Carlow College) in Pittsburgh, Mary retired as a music teacher from both St. Peter's High School and Serra High School.  A member of Mary, Mother of God Parish, she was also a member of the McKeesport College Club and very active at the former St. Denis Parish, where she was choir director, and was also the organist at St. Patrick's Church for many years.  Besides her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her husband Vincent Charles Shatlock, who passed away October 26, 1986, and her sister Lois A. Kane.  She is survived by her daughter Mary Lois Oermann of Greenock; her sons Vincent John Shatlock of Orlando, FL, Michael Paul Shatlock of Greenock, and Mark Francis Shatlock of Greenock; her five grandchildren; her seven great-grandchildren; her brother John J. Kane, Jr. of Fairfax, VA; and also nieces and nephews.

 
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Joyce Sanders

June 29, 2020 |

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

Joyce Sanders, age 83 of Elrama, passed away on Sunday, June 28, 2020 in United Hands Homecare, LLC of Clairton.  Born September 14, 1936 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Helen (Rusnak) Weir.  A talented ballet dancer who made many appearances on local television, Joyce, besides her parents, was preceded ind eath by her husband Clemie "Rudy" Sanders, who passed away May 7, 2014, and her sons Mark and Joseph B. Sanders.  She issurvived by her children Lisa (Richard) Guthrie of West Mifflin and Patrick Sanders of Lakeworth, FL, her grandchildren Christopher M. Guthrie and Hayley Sanders, and also nieces and nephews.

 
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Shawn R. Hitchens

June 29, 2020 |

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

Shawn R. Hitchens, age 64, of White Oak formally of Liberty Borough died June 27, 2020, at home. Born October 12, 1955, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Earl Maxwell and Betty (Robinson) Hitchens and the husband of Melinda (Marovich) Hitchens.

 
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Joan M. Hudson

June 29, 2020 |

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

Joan M. Hudson, 86, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, June 26, 2020.  She was born November 14, 1933 in Brooklyn, NY, the daughter of the late Joseph and Esther Josephine (Rieke) Scully.  Prior to her retirement, Joan was a call center supervisor for Allegheny Answering Service.  She was a board member of N. Huntingdon Education Service Agency and was in charge of the crossing guards for the Norwin School District and enjoyed cross-stitching.  She is survived by her children, Debi (Nicholas) Hotujec, Scott (Beverly) Hudson, Richard (Joyce Vaughn) Hudson; grandchildren, Christine (Don) Schnarrenberger, Nicholas (Jessica) Hotujec, Jeremy Hudson, Kristina Jo Hudson; great-grandchildren, Rori, Phoenix, Griffin, and Brealyn.  Friends will be received from 2-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Wounded Warriors.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com