Helene D. Wechsler

December 11, 2018 |

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

Helene D. Wechsler, age 91, died on Saturday, December 8, 2018. She was born in New York City on August 17, 1927 and is the daughter of the late Leo and Irene Barth Dreyfus. She was the wife of the late Dr. Harry L. Wechsler who died on June 17, 1996. Helene received her Bachelor of Science from New York University and worked as a buyer, at Lerner’s Department Store in New York City. After marrying Harry and moving to McKeesport, her life was devoted to her beloved husband and her three children. She served on the board of directors of the Carnegie Library of McKeesport and was a member of Temple B’Nai Israel. She volunteered at the Bryn Mawr-Vassar Book Store.

 
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Frank Jacob Storch

December 11, 2018 |

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

Frank Jacob Storch, age 86, of North Versailles, formerly of McKeesport,
died December 10, 2018, at UPMC Shadyside.

 
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Carole McGinty

December 11, 2018 |

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

Carole McGinty, age 76, of McKeesport, died December 10, 2018, at home. Born December 23, 1941, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Emil and Stefania "Steffy" (Matwij) Tomko and the wife of the late Robert "Bubbles" McGinty.

 
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Therese S. Isadore

December 11, 2018 |

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

THERESE S. ISADORE, age 91 of Delmont, PA, formerly of Duquesne on December 8, 2018. She was a daughter of the late Jacob and Henrietta (Ruhe) Denne. Therese was a self employed aesthetician. Wife of the late Raymond Isadore; mother of Raymond B. (Margaret) Isadore of Shaler Twp. and Dennis J. (Elisa) Isadore of Delmont; also eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren; sister of Leo (Pauline) Denne, Grace (late Charles) Mosser, Regis (Toni) Denne and the late William (late Ada) Denne. There will be no visitation. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to MALOY - SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, Duquesne 412-466-3300.

 

Robert G. Hodge

December 10, 2018 |

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

Robert G. Hodge, age 84, of Jefferson Hills, died on Monday, December 10, 2018. He was born in Smithfield, PA on June 18, 1934, the son of the late David and Anna Mae Kennedy Hodge. Robert worked as a production foreman for US Steel Corporation, Irvin Works until his retirement in 1986.

He is survived by his wife, Marie A. Hodge; children, Robert C. Hodge of Levittown, NY, Pamela Baronti of Charleroi, Stephanie (Christopher) Classic of Dravosburg, and Michele (Blaine) McLaughlin of Four Oaks, NC; grandchildren, Tracy Baronti, Richard Baronti, Ronald Hodge, Marie Thomas, Katie Hodge, Crystal Jeznis, Breanne Morabito, Jamie Merlino, Katie Thomas, Vincent Baronti and Jessica Baronti; 14 great granchildren; siblings, Ruth Smitley of Jefferson Hills, Mary Jane McCorkle of Elizabeth Township, Alice Bucy of Portersville, IN. He is preceded in death by his siblings, Margaret Schwarz, John Hodge, Anna Mae Core, Clyde Hodge, David Hodge, Jr., and Gwendolyn Hodge.

 
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Charles "Chick" Honick

December 10, 2018 |

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

The Lord calls each of us by name. On December 9, 2018 Charles “Chick” Honick of Elizabeth passed peacefully to join Jesus. He was born September 13, 1936 in McKeesport, the son of the late Joseph and Florence Randolph Honick. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Patricia Honick and his children Cheryl (Michael) Fullerton, Denise (Raymond) Schultz, Deborah Micallef, Edward (Cindy) Honick and Justin Honick. He was preceded in death by sons, William and Charles Honick. “Chick” was one of 13 children. He left behind 10 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was a devoted Christian and a member of “The Church” of Sutersville, PA. He was a veteran of the United States Army and retired police officer. “Except a man be born again he cannot see the Kingdom of Heaven” John 3:3.

Family and friends will be received on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 from 4:00 pm until the time of service at 7:00 pm at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation & Mortuary Services, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, Supervisor 412-678-6177). Pastor Frank Rocco officiating.

 

Mary Jane Kann

December 10, 2018 |

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

Mary Jane Kann, age 86, of Pittsburgh, died December 9, 2018, at  Reformed Presbyterian Home of Pittsburgh. Born July 14, 1932, the daughter of the late Dr. Walter and Mrs. Almeda (Brandt) Kann.

 
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Elizabeth "Liz" Reist

December 10, 2018 |

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

Elizabeth "Liz" Reist, age 62, of McKeesport, died December 8, 2018, at UPMC McKeesport. Born August 31, 1956, in Lancaster, PA, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Sarah (Harshberger) Reist and the fiance of Mark "Jakes" Jacobs.

 
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Dolores Wise

December 10, 2018 |

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

Dolores Wise, 78,  of Elizabeth Township, passed away Sunday, December  9, 2018. She was born December  30, 1939 in Clairton and was the daughter of the late William and Helen (Kovka) Smith. Dolores was a member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth Township. Her family was everything in the world to her.

 
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Emil Cominotti

December 10, 2018 |

Published By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Emil Cominotti, 94, of Dravosburg, passed away at home, surrounded by his family, on Saturday, December 8, 2018.  He was born December 31, 1923, in Willock, PA, to the late Primo and Sylvia Natek Cominotti.  Emil was a loving husband, for 59 years, to the late Loretta “Gerry” Geraldine McCallister Cominotti.  Emil is survived by son, Mark Cominotti of Dravosburg; daughter, Christine (Mike) Gobbie of Glassport; grandchildren, Stephanie, Bob, Emily, Nicki, Erin, Anthony, Wesley, Michael, Mark, and Carly; great-grandchildren, Luke and Morgan who he loved dearly; sister, Jane Muller of OH; nieces and nephews.  Along with his parents and spouse, Emil was preceded in death by sons, James and Dale Cominotti.  He was a Staff Sergeant in the US Army during WWII, a member of St. Marks Roman Catholic Church,  a lifetime member of  Dravosburg American Legion Post 380, and Dravosburg Volunteer Fire Company #1.  Emil retired from US Steel Edgar Thomson works after 44 years of employment, he was known to his co-workers in the Bop Shop as “Ponzi”. In the 60’s and 70’s, he was proud to be a baseball coach and vice president of  the Dravosburg Boys’ Club.  He was an avid hunter/fisherman and Pittsburgh Sports aficionado. Visitation will take place Friday, December 14, 2018 from 2 – 4 and 6 - 8 at I. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 203 4TH Street, Dravosburg,  PA   15034.  A mass will take place on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 9:30 am at St. Marks Catholic Church in Liberty Boro, followed by interment at Jefferson Memorial Park in Pleasant Hills. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorial contributions be made to Light of Life Rescue Mission, 913 Western Avenue, Pittsburgh,  PA  15233 or at give.lightoflife.org  Online condolences may be offered at  www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

Annabelle (Flenner) Prough

December 10, 2018 |

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

Annabelle (Flenner) Prough, 82, a resident of Westmoreland Manor, passed away there Saturday December 8, 2018. She was born May 8, 1936 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Ernest and Annie (Wolfgang) Flenner and was also preceded in death by brothers Eugene, Ken, Bill, and Ernie Flenner. She was a member of Muhleman Memorial United Methodist Church, North Braddock. She is survived by her husband of over 62 years Richard J. Prough Sr.; her children Candy Omlor and her husband Garry of North Huntingdon and Dr. Rick Prough Jr. and his wife Julie of Bethel Park; her grandchildren; Ann Marie (Tim) Thompson of Whitehall, Cheryl (Sam) Colaianne and Brian (Kristen) Omlor both of North Huntingdon, Lauren (Eftakar) Alam of Virginia, Haley Prough of Bethel Park, and Saundra Joy DelGross of Texas; her great grandchildren; Em, Shay, Lori, Skylar, Vincent, Tabitha, Avery, Rylee, Noah James, and Cayden; sisters Joanne Kuzniewicz of Wisconsin and Blanche (Joe) Hachey and Nancy Lewis both of Maine; also nieces and nephews.
 
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Devin Matta

December 10, 2018 |

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Devin Matta, 25, passed in peace on December 8, 2018, surrounded by her family and close friends. She was born on November 18, 1993 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and survived by her parents, Gary and Rona Matta; her boyfriend, Nate Hall; older sister, Langley and her fiancé, Tyler Shope; brothers, Austin and Jaquan; grandmothers, Roseanna Stein and Florence Matta; and many devoted aunts, uncles, and cousins. While she left this life at 25 years young, Devin has touched all our lives through her enthusiastic humor, spirited opinions, and warm compassion in all she did and accomplished. Devin leaves this world a better place for having been here. Devin graduated from Elizabeth-Forward High School, Elizabeth, Pennsylvania in 2012 and earned a dual Bachelor of Science degrees in both Marketing and Fashion Merchandise from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2016, while being a member of the Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority.

 
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Blaine Oliver Owens

December 10, 2018 |

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

Blaine Oliver Owens, 84, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Saturday, December  8, 2018. He was born May  29, 1934 in Glassport and was the son of the late Stewart Joseph and Olive (Cummins) Owens. Blaine was a member of the Liberty Presbyterian Church and was retired from the former G.C. Murphy Co. Warehouse in Christy Park. He was a US Army Veteran.

 
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Thomas J. Scheetz

December 07, 2018 |

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

Thomas J. Scheetz, age 88 of North Huntingdon, died Thursday, December 6, 2018. He was born July 26, 1930 in McKeesport, the son of the late William F., Sr. and Elizabeth Kurth Scheetz and the husband of the late Dorothy M. Raible Scheetz. He is survived by his son, Thomas (Ladonna) Scheetz of Johnsonburg, PA, daughter, Michaelette Coder of North Huntingdon; grandchildren, Ashley Coder (Scott) Spalding, Sikira Scheetz and Lloyd Thomas Scheetz; great-grandchildren, Taylor, Matt, Dilyn and Jase Spalding; brother and sister-in-law, Alvin C. (Kim) Raible of Greensburg and Gloria (Luke) Knapp of Dawson, PA, also several nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, Thomas was preceded in death by his brothers William and John Scheetz.

 
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Florence Bentley

December 07, 2018 |

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

Florence Bentley, 91, of Elizabeth Township, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, December 3, 2018. She was born May 14, 1927 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late John and Rosalie (Stroka) Jackowski. She is survived by her husband, Gerald L. Bentley, son, Gary E. (Glynis) Jordan of Peters Township, daughter, Cheryl M. Thomas of Butler, 3 grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her son, James R. Jordan who died November 22, 2017, sister, Clara Kovac, and brothers, Stanley, Edward, John, Leo, Richard, Edwin, and Thomas Jackowski. There is no visitation.

 
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