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Robert L. Goehring

February 16, 2020 |

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

Robert L. Goehring, 87 of North Huntingdon passed away February 14, 2020,  He was born August 16,1932 in Washington PA, a son of the late Walter and Florence Dewey Goehring.  Prior to retirement Robert was a Mechanical Engineer for U.S. Steel.  He was a U.S. Army Veteran, a member of the NRA, National Wild Turkey Federation and the Jeannette Masonic Lodge #750 F.&A.M. of Pennsylvania.  He was a avid hunter and enjoyed fishing.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his son Ricky and brother Donald.  He is survived by his wife of 60 years Norma King Goehring, son Randy and his wife Mary. Grandchildren Zachary (Rebecca) and Juliene.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Thursday from 6-8 P.M.  A service will be held on Thursday at 7 P.M. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Nikki A. Talovich Marcase

February 16, 2020 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Nikki A. Talovich Marcase, 73, of Elizabeth Township, formerly of Clairton for 35 years, passed away on Friday February 14, 2020 at the Mount Vernon Nursing Home. She was born in Allegheny County on June 12, 1946 to the late Nicholas and Mary Talovich. Nikki was the loving wife of 32 years to the late Russell Marcase. She is survived by her son Michael T. (Nancy) Dowden of Elizabeth and daughter Cathy (Craig) Oskin of Munhall. She is also survived by her 3 grandchildren Justin Dowden of Cincinnati Ohio, Jessie Dowden of Greensburg and Trixie May Mahayag of Philadelphia Pa. Nikki was an R.N at Jefferson memorial as well as UPMC Presby where she loved to serve the patients she so deeply cared for. She was a member of Pine Run Methodist Church and enjoyed Gardening, arts and crafts, knitting, and dogs and cats as well as bird watching. Family and friends will be received on Monday February 17, 2020 from 5-7pm, with service taking place at 7pm at S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th St, Clairton, PA 15025. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


James Emmett Englert

February 15, 2020 |

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

James Emmett Englert, age 91, of McKeesport, died Friday, February 14, 2020. He was born in McKeesport on January 7, 1929 and is the son of the late John S. and Mary Cavanagh Englert. He was retired from Westinghouse Electric as a draftsman and was employed in the LRA division of the E. Pittsburgh plant working with Nuclear Generators. He was a member of the McKeesport Regional History and Heritage Center. The Western PA Conservancy, and Mary, Mother of God Parish (formerly St. Pius Church). He was a Sergeant in the Army Occupational Force in Japan.

 
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Karen Leader

February 15, 2020 |

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

Karen Leader, age 69, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, February 14, 2020.  She was born November 13, 1950 in San Antonio, TX.  She is survived by her daughter, Janice Crepeau.   Services are private.  James W. Shirley Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Irene (Iski) “Galiyas” Kovalyak

February 15, 2020 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

 

Irene (Iski) “Galiyas” Kovalyak

Irene T. Kovalyak age 92, of West Mifflin died Friday, February 14, 2020 surrounded by her loving family and caregiver.  She was preceded in death by her first husband of 8 years, Mitchell Galiyas, and her second husband of 58 years George S. Kovalyak.  Born September 27, 1927 in New Alexandria, PA, she was the daughter of the late Andy and Irene (Kertes) Iski.  Irene is survived by her sons Mitch (Mary Jo) Galiyas of Kennedy Township, and George Kovalyak of West Mifflin and daughter Terri Michell (Kovalyak) of Bethel Park. She is also survived by her 6 grandchildren Juliana (Mike) Carr of Robinson Township, Nathan (Amanda) Galiyas of Robinson Township, Father Zachary Galiyas of Kennedy Township, Moira (Mark) Cheeseman of Robinson Township, Kody Kovalyak of West Mifflin, and Lauren Michell of Bethel Park. She is also survived by 4 great grandchildren; Michael and Roman Carr, as well as Whitney and Gavin Galiyas. She is survived by her 3 sisters, Joan Beckowitz of Conway S.C, Betty Anitori of Liberty Boro and Rose Zilich of Canonsburg. She was preceded in death by her two sisters, Mary Bestwick and Ann Tomaino. Also preceded in death by her 5 brothers, Andy, Gabe, Frankie, Chuck and Joe. Irene was a lifelong domestic engineer who enjoyed cooking, baking and cleaning. One of her favorite things to do was having family get togethers surrounded by the people she loved the most. She was also a proud lifelong and cherished member of the Dravosburg United Methodist Church. The family would like to thank O.S.P.T.A Home Care and Hospice staff as well as the many wonderful care givers and neighbors who kept Irene comfortable at home. Family and friends will be received on Sunday February 16, 2020 from 2pm to 8pm at I.M FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 203 4th St, Dravosburg, PA 15034. A final farewell will be held Monday at 9:30am at I.M FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 203 4th St, Dravosburg, PA 15034 before proceeding to the chapel. A service will take place on Monday February 17, 2020 at 10:30am at the Dravosburg United Methodist Church, 109 Maple Ave, Dravosburg, PA 15034 followed by interment at McKeesport Versailles Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Dravosburg United Methodist Church, 109 Maple Ave, Dravosburg, PA 15034. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


Faye A. Salmon

February 15, 2020 |

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

Faye A. Salmon age 72, of Duquesne, on February 13, 2020, at home.  Born in Greensburg on September 29, 1947, she was a daughter of the late Lewis & Anne (Marto) Gongaware.  She was the wife of the late John F. Salmon.  She is survived by children John L. (Marcie) Salmon of Lincoln Place, Patrick J. (Joyce) Salmon of Connellsville, Robert Salmon and Joseph Salmon both of Duquesne; 8 Grandchildren; brothers & sisters Betty, Bonnie, John, Dennis, Debbie, Pamela, Richard, Jimmy, Daniel, Julie. She was predeceased by brothers & sisters, late Barry, late Dale, late Rhonda, late Janice. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 18, 2020  from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300, where a blessing service will be held at 7:30 p.m. with the Rev. Daniel Sweeney officiating.  Burial will be private in Homewood Cemetery.

 


Robert J. Kovac

February 15, 2020 |

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

Arrangements entrusted to Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home Inc.

 


Christine (Mularski) Hampe Sikoski

February 14, 2020 |

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

Christine (Mularski) Hampe Sikoski, age 90 of Port Vue, passed away on Thursday, February 13, 2020 in Mt. Vernon of Elizabeth.  Born August 28, 1929 in Glassport, she was a daughter of the late Zygmunt and Estelle (Kwiatkowski) Mularski.  Christine was a member of St. Mark's Parish in Liberty Borough and worked as a manager at John's Bargain Stores around the Mon Valley, at the former Jaison's of McKeesport, and as a school bus driver for Earl Williams and Sons.  In her spare time, she was an avid bowler, card player, and taught aerobics for the Glassport Seniors.  Besides her parents, Christine was preceded in death by her first husband Jack Hampe, her second husband Richard A. Sikoski, her sons Albert and Jeffrey Hampe; and her brothers Anthony, Ernest, and Regis Mularski.  She is survived by her daughters Linda (Brian) Fox of Casa Grande, AZ and Judith (Kevin) McGinn of Elizabeth Twp.; her grandchildren Roxanne and Bryce Fox and Melissa (Sean Snyder) Ryan; her great-grandchildren Brandon and Jordan Slachta; her great-great-grandchildren Addison and Adam Slachta; her sisters Phyllis Carrick and Grace Vargo; and also nieces and nephews.

 
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John A. Hodinko, Jr.

February 14, 2020 |

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

John A. Hodinko, Jr., age 68 of Clairton, passed away on Thursday, February 13, 2020 in Jefferson Hospital.  Born April 30, 1951 in Waynesburg, he was a son of the late John and Madeline (DeFabbo) Hodinko.  A member of the Clairton High School class of 1969 and and recipient of a Bachelor's of Science from California Univ. of PA, John retired from Eastman in West Elizabeth and was an avid golfer in his spare time.  He is survived by his wife Dorothy (Cerepani) Hodinko; his children Anita (Mike) Primm and David Hodinko, both of Clairton; his granddaughter Abigail Braum; his brothers Joel (Joan) Hodinko of Elizabeth and Jamie (Deborah) Hodinko of Erie; and also nieces and nephews. 

 
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Helen P. Ruhl

February 14, 2020 |

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

Helen P. Ruhl, age 95 of Verona and formerly of West Mifflin, passed away on Friday, February 14, 2020 in Seneca Place, Verona.  Born November 24, 1924 in West Mifflin, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Vrombel) Dolansky.  Helen was an active member of her church, Holy Spirit Parish in West Mifflin, serving in their Ladies of Charity, Women's Guild, and Eucharistic Minister for shut-ins.  She also volunteered at Jefferson Hospital.  Helen is survived by her husband of more than 70 years John L. Ruhl; her children Mary Martha (Joseph) Yakubisin of Moon Twp., Patricia L. (Bill) Thomas of Valencia, John (Candy) Ruhl, Jr. of Big Bear, CA, and James A. (Donna) Ruhl of Liberty Borough; her grandchildren J.R. (Grace) Yakubisin, Mary Beth (Lance) Baniecki, Matthew (Mary) Yakubisin, John (Kristen) Yakubisin, Karen (Dave) Harden, Mark (Mandy) Yakubisin, Jennifer (Randall) Goldman, Bill (Jennifer) Thomas, Patti (Randy) Gomola, and Alexandra, Nicki, and Julianna Ruhl; her many great-grandchildren; and also nieces and nephews. 

 
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Daniel "Danilo" Petrovich

February 13, 2020 |

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

Daniel "Danilo" Petrovich, 88, of Duquesne, Fell asleep in the Lord on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at home. Born on March 24, 1931, in Duquesne, he was the son of the late Simo and Marija (Santek) Petrovich.

He was a member of St Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in McKeesport and a retired employee of U.S. Steel Corporation, Duquesne Works.

Beloved husband of the late Martha (Urban) Petrovich, he is survived by two daughters, Linda (Wayne) Newmyer and Helen (Joseph) DeCaria both of West Mifflin, a brother Sam Petrovich of Duquesne, two sisters, Violet Petrovich and Sophie Petrovich both of Duquesne, a sister-in-law, Takeko Petrovich of California, three grandchildren, Lisa Riles of North Huntingdon, Jason (Jennean) Newmyer of North Huntingdon, and SPC Daniel DeCaria of Ft. Campbell, Kentucky, five great grandchildren, Nathan, Noah, and Carter Newmyer and Jacob and Kenley Riles, a niece, Dianne (Tim) Bristol, two nephews, Michael (Eleanor) Petrovich, and Rick Petrovich and two great nephews, Nicklos and Zachary.

 
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M. Jeanne Dix

February 13, 2020 |

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

M. Jeanne Dix, 90, of McKeesport, Pennsylvania departed this life peacefully Saturday, February 8, 2020 at UPMC East, Monroeville, PA. She was born July 8, 1929, daughter of the late William and Katherine Hemmons Dix. She was also preceded in death by her sisters, Carrie Ann Dix James and Patricia Vincenty; brother, William Dix and beloved nephew, Billy Chris James.

Jeanne lived in McKeesport for the majority of her life. After graduating McKeesport High School, she attended Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina for a short time and went on to obtain her bachelor’s degree at Wilberforce University in Wilberforce, Ohio.  While there, she joined Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. in 1953 at the historic Zeta Chapter, where she served as the Anti-Basileus.

 
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Trisha Coulter

February 13, 2020 |

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

Trisha Coulter, age 67, of White Oak, died February 9, 2020, at The Grove in North Huntingdon. Born February 26, 1952, she was the daughter of the late Carl and Larue (Egenlauf) DiPerna and the wife of James Coulter.

 
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Kenneth Youngerman

February 13, 2020 |

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

Kenneth Youngerman, 77, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, February 5, 2020. He was born September 26, 1942 in Pittsburgh, son of the late Milton and Dolores (Huck) Youngerman. Prior to his retirement, Ken was a self-employed insurance agent. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his daughter, Lisa Ann Youngerman. He is survived by his wife, Hilda Brown Youngerman; son, Kenneth R. Youngerman; daughters, Jennifer Youngerman and Amy Martino. Arrangements are private. James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA

 


Anna (Sas) Patalsky

February 12, 2020 |

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

Anna (Sas) Patalsky, age 96, of Pittsburgh, formerly of Wilmerding, passed away Tuesday, February 11, 2020. She was born February 20, 1923 in Kalisz, Poland, the daughter of the late Stephan and Barbara Sas. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her first husband Stefan Stasiak and second husband Frank Patalsky. She is survived by her children Ted (Jacqui) Stasiak of North Huntingdon, Marion (Marty) Stasiak from Oakdale; Susan Tokarsky of North Versailles and Fran (Joe) Johns of Bethel Park; grandchildren Justin (Stefanie) Tokarsky, Stephanie Stasiak, Rebecca (Mark) Cottington, Melissa (Jon) Chillinsky, Veronica Johns and Miranda Johns; and great grandchildren Willow Chillinsky and Oliver Tokarsky.

 
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