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Arnetta F. (Fawcett) Shimko

May 14, 2022 |

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

Arnetta F. (Fawcett) Shimko, age 93, of Whitaker, passed away on Friday, May 13, 2022, in Kane Regional Center-McKeesport. Born in Duquesne on August 20, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Robert Shields and Leona Pearl (Krah) Fawcett. She was a former member of the Community of the Crucified One, enjoyed crafts and working with children, and conducted small Bible study at Kane. She was the beloved wife of the late John James Shimko; mother of David Stewart Graham of Jamestown, PA and late Denise Adams (late Robert Adams); sister of the late Barry (surviving spouse Mary Lee) Fawcett of Whitaker, late Cheryl (surviving spouse Glenn) Andres of West Mifflin, late Robert (late Millie) Fawcett; 2 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

 
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James V. Miller

May 14, 2022 |

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

James V. Miller, age 87, of Port Vue, formerly of Duquesne, passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2022, in Kane Regional Center-McKeesport. Born in Sewickley Twp., on November 14, 1934, he was the son of the late James A. and Mildred P. (Morgan) Miller. He was a retired molder from Bucyrus Erie in Glassport, a member of the Port Vue United Methodist Church, a member of the American Legion-Dravosburg, and a life member of the Youngwood Volunteer Fire Department. He is survived by his special friend, Linda Jean Davis, of Port Vue; 3 grandchildren, Anthony (Jennifer) Bollinger, Joseph Kruszka, and Jennifer (Nicholas) Marucci; and 12 great grandchildren.

 
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Harold O. West

May 12, 2022 |

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

Harold O. West, 92, of Duquesne, died May 10, 2022.  He is the son of the late Oscar and Hilda (Winkler) West and beloved husband of Rhoda (Gavlik) West.  He is survived by his daughter Joy (the late David) Chickering son Harold (Anne) West, and daughter Jill (Edward) Rust; grandchildren Deborah (Ray) Townsend, David (Anila) Chickering, Danielle (Adam) Fornek, Jeremy Rust, Mandy (Eddy) Smith, and Michael West; great grandchildren Cole, Jayden, Quinn, Caylah, and Ezra; brothers Richard (the late Anna Mae) West and Kenneth (the late Beverly) West, and sister Nancy (Joe) Wilson.  Harold was a retired Pharmacist and after his pharmacy career worked as an insurance agent for Primerica.  He is a member of the First Evangelical Free Church in McKeesport; graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy and served in the US Air Force. 

 
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Timothy S. Petrisko

May 12, 2022 |

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

Timothy Stephen Petrisko, 80 years old of Duquesne, PA, passed away on Saturday, May 7, 2022.  Tim was born in Duquesne to the late Stephen and Helen Petrisko. He grew up with his siblings, Sean, Joel and Mary Lou.

Tim worked at the Duquesne Steel Mill until the plant began to close down. After a variety of opportunities, he went to work for UPMC and became a supervisor for numerous parking facilities. During this time, he served on the Duquesne Public Schools school board for six years. After his time on the school board, he served on Duquesne City Council for 26 years. He was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church Duquesne PA, where he was also a member and Past President of the Church’s Men’s Club.   Tim was also a member of the Duquesne-West Mifflin Knights of Columbus Council 4210 and the Stephen P. Barry Assembly of the Fourth Degree of the Knights of Columbus.  

In his early 20’s, he met Carol (Yesesky) and a short time later, they were married October 19, 1963 and started a family complete with 3 children. Being a dependable father was of the utmost importance to Tim and he certainly did not disappoint when it came to supporting his family.

Tim is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Carol (Yesesky) Petrisko; his three children, Timothy R. (Terri) of Cary, NC, Robert (Kim) of Allison Park and Christina (Ian) Caballero of Waldorf, MD; and his five grandchildren, Tiffany Petrisko, Angelica Petrisko, Gabrielle Petrisko, Julio Caballero and Rebekah Caballero; sister Mary Lou Petrisko of Evansville, IN, brothers Deacon Sean (Ruth) Petrisko of Homestead and Joel Petrisko of West View.

 
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Joseph D. Rizzo

May 12, 2022 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Joseph D. Rizzo, 74 of Glassport, died May 10, 2022.  He is the son of the late Joseph J. and Henrietta (Kass) Rizzo.  Joseph is survived by his sister Cheryl Rizzo.  He was a retired bus driver for the Port Authority.  Funeral arrangements by Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport.

 


David R. Andres

May 12, 2022 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

David R. Andres, 46, of Glassport, died May 11, 2022.  He is the son of David C. Andres and Terry (John D'Angelo) Woytovich.  In addition to his parents, he is survived by his girlfriend Pam Bell, children Sarah, Jaymie, Anna and Skye and nephew Tyler Wisneski.  He was preceded in death by his brother Scott Wisneski.  Funeral arrangements by Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport.  There will be no visitation; however, if you wish, memorial contributions may be made to your favorite charity in David's name.

 


Michelle A. Hitchens

May 12, 2022 |

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

Michelle A. Hitchens, age 67, of Glassport, died on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. She was born in Liberty Borough on February 3, 1955 and is the daughter of the late Michael and Jessica Doucette Sabat. She was a graduate of Duquesne University, where she received her Master’s in Nursing. She retired after 35 years of service as a Registered Nurse in the Psychiatric Ward where she was the Charge Nurse at UPMC McKeesport Hospital and previously at UPMC Mercy Hospital.

 
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Carole (Molcany) Bokin

May 12, 2022 |

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

Carole Bokin, age 75, of White Oak, died May 3, 2022, at UPMC McKeesport Hospital. Born January 8, 1947, she was the daughter of the late Rudolph and Ann G. (Sabolcik) Molcany, the wife of the late David Bokin, Jr.  
Carole dedicated her life to taking care of her family. She was a former member of Holy Name Catholic Church. In her free time, she enjoyed crafting and painting statutes. Carole was also a collector of porcelain dolls.
Carole is survived by her daughter, Laurie Molcany; granddaughter, Brittany Gease; great-grandson, Braxton Loving.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Richard Molcany and Patricia Robson.
Arrangements were entrusted to Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com
Supervisor, Chris Odasso

 


Saundra Denise (Fairley) Womack

May 11, 2022 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

Saundra Denise (Fairley) Womack peacefully passed on Mother’s Day, May 8, 2022 at the age of 67. Saundra was the loving mother of Eloise Womack, Carlise Womack, Gregory Broadus, Kimberly Fairley, Kendall Fairley, and David Fairley; and the adoring grandmother of numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is also survived by her siblings, Edith Rather, Howard Rather, Jimmy Bagley, Ronald Bagley, and Sylvia Williams. Saundra was preceded in passing by her parents, William and Eloise (Tuggle) Fairley.

Saundra was born April 26, 1955. Saundra’s faith was strong and she loved God. She was the rock of her family, and the center of her children’s world.  She liked to craft, especially for her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was deeply loved, and will be dearly missed.

 
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Alfred N. Wheeler II

May 11, 2022 |

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

Alfred N. Wheeler, II, age 68, of McKeesport, died on Wednesday, April 20, 2022. He was born in Cumberland, Maryland on March 4, 1954 and is the son of the late Alfred N., I and Bessie Rawl Wheeler. He retired as a mechanic and was the owner of NAS Garage in Clairton, PA.

 
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Jack E. Gereshenski

May 11, 2022 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

 

Jack “Pap” Edward Gereshenski, 67 of Finleyville, passed away on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at his home. He was born in Charleroi on September 7, 1954, to the late George and Alma Cullen Gereshenski. Jack was the loving husband of 48 years to Cheryl (Williams) Gereshenski. He is survived by his wife Cheryl as well as their sons Raymond of New Eagle and Ronald (Heather) Gereshenski of Monongahela. Additionally surviving are his adopted grandchildren Dominic, Kayla (Cameron), Jacob (Hailey), Laurisa (Cody). Further grandchildren include Morgan and Carly, as well as a grandchild-in-law Casea. Jack is also survived by his great-grandchildren Gracie and Brooklyn. He is preceded in death by his adopted grandchild Tyler Gereshenski and daughter-in-law Mandy Gereshenski. Jack was a member of the US Army where he served during peacetime. He was also a member of the Dormont-Mount Lebanon Sportsman’s Club as well as Wright’s United Methodist Church. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and quad riding. He will be remembered for being a fierce family protector who would always support those he loves without a moment’s hesitation. Arrangements have been entrusted to S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th St, Clairton, PA 15025. A service will take place on Saturday, May 21, 2022, at Wright’s United Methodist Church at 11:00 am. A reception will follow the service in the Church Fellowship Room. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 


Mary Elizabeth DiFransico

May 11, 2022 |

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

Mary Elizabeth "Dolly" (Conn) DiFransico, age 77, of West Newton, formerly of Elizabeth, passed away on Saturday, May 7, 2022 at Penn Highlands Mon Valley Hospital. She retired as a secretary for Rockwell International in California. She enjoyed gardening, travel, animals, and her grandchildren. Mary was an original, she lived her life her way and we will miss her. She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed. Born March 13, 1945 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Elizabeth (Filo) Conn. She is survived by her daughters, Laura Polyviou and her husband Tony of Allendale, NJ, and Andrea Neider and her husband Russ of Reading; grandchildren, Robert Barthold, Corey Barthold and Ava Neider; sisters, Carol Smith of Upper St. Clair and Maxine Kostrzewa of Shaler Twp.; close friend, James Story of Clairton; also, one niece, two nephews and many cousins. No visitation or services are planned. Memorial contributions may be made to In Care of Cats, Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Raymond J. Spirnak

May 10, 2022 |

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

Raymond J. Spirnak, 93, of Munhall, entered eternal life peacefully at home on Sunday, May 8, 2022. Born in Duquesne, February 7, 1929, he was the son of the late John  and Elizabeth (Balogac) Spirnak. Mr. Spirnak was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, St. Rita Church, Whitaker and a retired supervisor of Fisher Body, General Motors Corporation and proud veteran of the U.S. Army Korean War. Beloved husband of the late Marie (Dickson) Spirnak, he is also survived by his loving children, Dale (Michele) Spirnak of Munhall, Jacqueline Spirnak of Bridgeville, Gary Spirnak of California, Donna Greiner of Indiana, Karen (Richard) Allen of Tennessee, David Spirnak of Texas and Ray Spirnak of Indiana, five grand children, Eric and Nicholas Greiner, Mark and John Spirnak, and Lauren Poland, one great granddaughter, Vivian Poland and one sister Eleanor (late "Tim") Marcinko, of West Mifflin. In addition to his parents and wife, he was also preceded in death by  sister, late Mary (late John) Sabol.

Family and friends will be received on Thursday May 12, 2022, from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M., in the William S. Skovranko Memorial Home Inc., 828 Richford Street, Duquesne. A blessing in the memorial home on Friday, May 13, 2022, at 9:15 A.M. will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 A.M. in St. Rita Church, with Rev. Nicholas Mastrangelo as celebrant. Burial will follow in Holy Trinity Cemetery, West Mifflin.

 
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Kathryn M. Murphy

May 10, 2022 |

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

Kathryn Murphy, 80, of Greensburg, passed away Monday, May 9, 2022 in Westmoreland Manor, Greensburg.  She was born December 1, 1941 in Mt. Pleasant, a daughter of the late Floyd and Hilda (Overly) Altzinger.  Kathryn enjoyed cooking and shopping.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Murphy; sons, Donald Jr. and Floyd; and daughter, Debbie Murphy.  She is survived by her sons, Ronald, Roger and his wife, Maureen, Dale, Ricky and Billy; daughter, Elizabeth Hertzog and her husband, Dennis; daughters-in-law, Denise and Teri; 15 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.  Friends will be received on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  Interment to follow in Westmoreland Memorial Park, Greensburg. The family would like to thank Dr. DeGregory and Pro Medica for all their care and compassion.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pro Medica / Heartland Hospice.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Brian Jay Cunning

May 10, 2022 |

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

Brian Jay Cunning, 58, of Lincoln Borough, passed away Sunday May 8, 2022 at home. He was born July 13, 1963 in McKeesport and was the son of Minnie H. (Gephart) Cunning of Lincoln Borough and the late Charles Clarence Cunning Jr. He was a member of the Elizabeth Baptist Church and was a Dry Waller for Quality Interiors. Brian took care of his mother, and loved to cook, fish and play cards. He also enjoyed spending time with his great niece, Shayla and great nephew, Shane. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his son, Ryan (Sarah) Cunning of Fox Chapel; grandsons, Ryan and Nathan Cunning; sister, Judy Ann (Jack) Lewis of Buena Vista; brothers Charles L. Cunning of Christy Park, Dale L. (Jamie) Cunning of Elizabeth Township, and Bruce W. (Kathleen) Cunning of Lincoln Borough, nieces, Rebecca and Jenna, nephews, Charles, Bruce, Jared, Jesse and Justin,  aunts, uncles, cousins and his dog Denver. There is no visitation. Arrangements are by the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, Director. Condolences can be made at gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 


 

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