Richard H. Carlson

June 10, 2019 |

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

Richard H. Carlson, 73, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2019. He was born June 18, 1945 in Cleveland, OH, and was the son of the late Howard and Anna (Ruscin) Carlson. He was the husband of the late Beverly "Cooki" (Rachocki) Carlson, who passed away December 26, 2015. Rich was a retired Team Leader at the former General Motors Fisher Body plant in West Mifflin.

 
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Mary Elizabeth (DeBor) Zwack

June 10, 2019 |

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

Mary Elizabeth (DeBor) Zwack, age 98 of Clairton, passed away on Sunday, June 9, 2019.  Born February 22, 1921 in Pittsburgh, she was the third of five children of the late Arcadius Ferdinand DeBoar and Clara (Weis) Debor.  Mary was raised through the great depression, and the great and deadly flu and scarlet fever epidemics that forced quarantines on her home growing up.  After casting aside a litany of ardent suitors, she chose a handsome US Army Sergeant as her husband: the late Michael N. Zwack, who passed away November 24, 2013.  Although she never reached over five feet tall, she could run fast and had a very protective older brother.  She is survived by her daughter Diane Fagot of Clairton; her grandchildren Bridget (Sean) Rieger of Elizabeth and Neil (Julie) Fagot of Pleasant Hills;  her great-grandchildren Kaia, Bodi, and Soren Rieger and Mirielle Fagot; her sister Madelyn DeBor; and also many nieces and nephews. 

 
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Christina E. (Norgren) Hensler

June 10, 2019 |

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

Christina E. (Norgren) Hensler, 89, of East McKeesport passed away quietly at her home surrounded by family on Saturday, June 8, 2019. Christina was preceded in death by her husband Raymond Hensler, daughters Karla Jenkins and Karen Hensler and son-in-law Dewey Spittler. She is survived by children Keith (Carol) Hensler, Kevin (Sheila) Hensler, Kathy (Jerry) Salomon, Kerry Hensler, Kris Spittler, and Karyl (Todd) Sarver. Christina was a loving grandmother to her 13 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Christina was preceded in death by 8 siblings and is survived by sisters Donna Yakovich and Carol Istvanik. Christina was an instructional aid for East Allegheny School District until her retirement at age 72. She was an active member of Saint Robert Bellarmine Parish and spent many years as a CCD instructor. Most recently she enjoyed serving as a Meals-On-Wheels volunteer. Along with her commitment and devotion to her own 8 children she always opened her home and her heart to others. She will be missed by all those she touched with her kindness and grace.
 
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Patricia Grace Wentroble

June 10, 2019 |

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

Patricia Grace Wentroble, 87, of White Oak, passed away Thursday, June  6, 2019. She was born March 17, 1932 in Acmetonia and was the daughter of the late James and Rose (Truppo) Valicenti. She was a member of St. Angela Merici Church in White Oak.

 
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John C. "Jack" Ryan

June 10, 2019 |

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

John C. "Jack" Ryan, 90, of North Versailles formerly of Elizabeth Twp, passed away Thursday, June   6, 2019. He was born November 8, 1928 in McKeesport and was the son of the late John A. and Mildred (Monath) Ryan.  He was the husband of the late Thelma Fay (Van Kirk) Ryan who passed away in 1976. John was a US Army Veteran serving during the Korean War  and worked in financial services for many years. He was very proud of three things he got to do in life, owning a Model T and being part of the Model T Club in Dallas, taking flying lessons and flying out of Rostraver Airport, and his vast Civil War Membrobillia Collection.

 
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Gerald "Jerry" Kapolka

June 10, 2019 |

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

Gerald "Jerry" Kapolka age 70, of West Mifflin, on May 26, 2019. He was born March 17, 1949 in McKeesport, and died at home. He was a son of the late John and Mary (Yanichko) Kapolka. Jerry worked in Hotel Accounting. He was a member of Christ, The Light of the World Parish. He enjoyed golfing and was an outstanding athlete in his youth, and was a long-time caretaker for his mother and brother. He was a brother of the late Ronald J. Kapolka and the Marjorie Bishoff. He is survived by his caretaker and beloved friend, Dr. Andrew (Karen) Giran of Elizabeth. There will be no visitation. Graveside service will be held on Friday, June 14 at 10 a.m. At St. Hedwig Cemetery, West Mifflin. Rev. Thomas Lewandowski officiating. Arrangements entrusted to MALOY-SCHLIEFER FUNERAL HOME, Duquense. 412-466-3300

 

Joyce (August) Ignat Barkac

June 10, 2019 |

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

JOYCE (AUGUST) IGNAT BARKAC age 77, of West Mifflin, on June 8, 2019. She was a daughter of the late John and Mary "Tov" (Tovlin) August. She was retired from the Register of Wills and the purchasing Dept for Kane regional centers for Allegheny County. A member of Christ the Light of the World Parish, Duquesne. She enjoyed shopping. She was the wife of the late Ralph Barkac and former wife of Richard "Iggy" Ignat, Sr.; mother of Richard (Nita) Ignat, Jr. of West Mifflin, Sherri (Joe) Hamar of West Mifflin; grandmother of Clayton (Christina) Ignat, Shaina Ignat, Chelsea (fiancé, Imir Sanders) Ignat, J.T. Hamar, Kaitlyn Hamar; she was preceded in death by her grandchild, Tyler Mikulla; great-grandmother of Cameron Ignat, Caleigh Ignat, Santana Sanders; sister of Audrey (James) Ferencz of Penn Hills and Joan (Gary) Schink of West Mifflin; stepmother of Holly Barkac-Costello and Stacy Barkac-Mainwaring. There will be no visitation. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be on Thursday, June 13, 2019, at 10 a.m. at Holy Name Church of Christ the Light of the World Parish, Duquesne. Rev. Thomas Lewandowski officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Arrangements have been entrusted to the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, Duquesne, 412-466-3300.

 

Jane F. Parknavy

June 09, 2019 |

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

Jane F. Parknavy, 92, of White Oak, PA passed away June 7, 2019, at Woodhaven Care Center, Monroeville, PA.  Born May 4, 1927, in Port Vue, PA, she was the daughter of the late John J. and Victoria Dominick Waskowitz. Jane was preceded in death by her high school sweetheart and adoring husband of 70 years, Joseph R. Parknavy who recently passed away May 23, 2019, and brother John V. Waskowitz of Port Vue, PA.

 
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John W. Rybar

June 08, 2019 |

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

John W Rybar, age 65, of McKeesport, died June 6, 2019, at UPMC McKeesport. Born April 4, 1954, he was the son of John and Sarah (Plopi) Rybar.

 
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James M. Seman

June 07, 2019 |

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

James M. Seman, age 74 of Elizabeth and formerly of Clairton, passed away on Friday, June 7, 2019 in Jefferson Hospital.  Born April 20, 1945 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Steve and Margaret (Havrilla) Seman.  A self employed painter, James was a member of Ascension of Our Lord Byzantine Catholic Church.  In his spare time, he loved to play cards with friends and make trips to the casino.  He is survived by his long-time companion of 30 years Rose March; his children Beth Greathouse of Mims, FL, Karen Seman of Clairton, and Edward Kelly of Monroeville; his five grandchildren; his two great-grandchildren; his siblings Marge Sedor of Clairton, Steve Seman of Manassas, VA, and Daniel Seman of Baldwin; and also nieces and nephews. 

 
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Myles A. Bauman

June 06, 2019 |

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

Myles A. Bauman, 78, of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday, June 6, 2019.  He was born February 8, 1941 in Gillette, Wyoming, son of the late Paul and Verna (Penkava) Bauman.  Prior to his retirement, Myles was a mechanical engineer for Westinghouse Bettis.  He enjoyed gardening and traveled all 50 states and internationally.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his step-grandson, Justin Roycroft; and brothers Richard and Francis Bauman.  He is survived by his beloved wife and best friend of 25 years, Rose Marie Roycroft Bauman; stepson, Robert Roycroft and his wife, Gretchen; stepdaughter, Michele Garufi; step-grandchildren, Anthony and Shawn Garufi and Jason Roycroft.  Per Myles wishes, there will be no public visitation.  James W. Shirley Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

Gloria M. (Tait) Cade

June 05, 2019 |

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

Gloria M. (Tait) Cade, 92, of North Huntingdon, died Monday June 3, 2019. She was born May 11, 1927 in Jeannette, a daughter of the late Charles and Mathilda F. (Kasparek) Tait and was also preceded in death by her husband John E. Cade Jr., a brother Charles Tait, and a sister Mary Jane Dingfelder. She was an Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict serving as a nurse and attaining the rank of Captain. She was certified as a registered nurse and had worked at Jeannette District Memorial Hospital. Gloria was a longtime active member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Larimer, the Larimer VFD Auxiliary, and the McKeesport Nurses Alumni. She is survived by her children Dr. John E. “Jack” Cade III and his wife Samantha and Patricia L. Young and her husband Chip; her grandchildren Caitlin C. Young and Robert (Tracy) Futon; also nieces and nephews.
 
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Ciquann Eldavon Dudley, Jr.

June 05, 2019 |

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

Ciquann Eldavon Dudley, Jr., 17, of McKeesport, Pennsylvania, passed away on Sunday, June 2, 2019, in McKeesport.

He was born August 2, 2001, in Pittsburgh, PA, son of Ciquann Dudley, Sr. and Ieesha Rajab; He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Brenda Dudley Murray.

He was a junior McKeesport Area High School and employed at Tillie’s Restaurant, McKeesport.  Ciquan enjoyed playing basketball and PlayStation 4.

Left to cherish his memory are his mother, Ieesha Rajab and father and step-mother, Ciquann (Dana) Dudley, Sr both of McKeesport; siblings, Trequann Dudley, Dazhia Clark, Dominique Clark, Damier Clark, Devine Clark all of McKeesport; grandparents, Franshawn  and Wayne Gordon of Daytona Beach, FL and Ivan Hale, Sr. of Philadelphia, PA, James McLean of McKeesport; great-grandparents, Edward, Sr. and Iris Dudley of McKeesport, Cheryl Phillips of Homewood, a host of loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

 
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James W. Thompson

June 05, 2019 |

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

James W. Thompson, 72, of Brentwood formerly of West Mifflin, died Friday May 31, 2019. He is the son of the late Adam and Catherine (McWilliams) Thompson. He is survived by his daughter Megan Thompson; brother A. Russell (Nancy) Thompson; nephews Sean (Kris) Thompson and Brian (Adrienne) Thompson; and 4 great-nephews Adam, Alexander, Maxwell, and Gavin. James was a member of the St. Andrew's Society of Pittsburgh. A memorial service will be held at Jefferson Memorial Park on Saturday June 29th at 11am. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association, and St. Jude's.
 

Robert Tracy Ziemke

June 05, 2019 |

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

Robert Tracy Ziemke, age 93 of Versailles, passed away at home on Wednesday, June 5, 2019.  Born October 7, 1925 in Versailles, he was a son of the late Frank and Emma (Tracy) Ziemke.  A 1943 graduate of McKeesport High School, Robert was a World War II Veteran of the US Army, serving in D Company, 254th Infantry Regiment, 63rd Infantry Division "Blood and Fire."  Robert married the late Mary Lou (Feightner) Ziemke on January 15, 1947, and they stayed happily married for 57 years until her passing on February 15, 2004.  He worked for US Steel's National Tube Works from 1947 to 1960 and Equitable Gas from 1960 to 1991, joining their Equitable Gas Retirees' Club.

 
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