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Geraldine Carol “Jeri,” “Butchie” McLaughlin Lemak

September 14, 2021 |

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

Geraldine Carol “Jeri,” “Butchie” McLaughlin Lemak, 82, of Shrewsbury, PA, formerly of McKeesport, passed away Saturday, September 11, 2021, in York, PA.  Born Feb. 24, 1939, in Duquesne, PA.  She was the daughter of the late John McLaughlin and Pearl M. (Septer) McLaughlin Budai, step-father Nicholas Budai. She was the wife of the late Nicholas E. Lemak. She was preceded in death by siblings, Dorothy Huwalt, Betty Wells and Pete McLaughlin.

 
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Eleanor Louise Herbert

September 14, 2021 |

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

Eleanor Louise (Whiteman) Herbert passed away quietly in her home with her husband, Paul, at her side on September 10, 2021 after a period of declining health. They were married 64 years and are devoted Christians. A native of Buena Vista, PA she was the daughter of the late Frank and Anne Whiteman. Eleanor earned her BS degree from University of San Francisco and her MS degree from Golden Gate (SF) University in accounting. She worked for Variance Associates of Palo Alto for 20 years and Lockheed (LMMS) for 15 years before retiring to Carmel Indiana in 1998.

 
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Margaret Tomasello

September 14, 2021 |

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

Margaret (Estock) Gaza Tomasello, age 95 of Clairton, passed away at home on Monday, September 13, 2021.  Born February 21, 1926 in Large, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Pesta) Estock.  A retired secretary for J.C. Penney’s in Southland, Margaret was a member of both Triumph of the Holy Cross Parish, St. Clare of Assisi Church and the Sons of Italy Ladies Auxiliary, both of Clairton, and volunteered at Jefferson Hospital.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands Andrew Gaza, who passed away in 1975, and Nicholas Tomasello; her grandson Michael Daum; and her siblings John, Michael, Mary, and Joseph Estock and Anna Charney.  Margaret is survived by her children Charles D. (Linda) Gaza of Conneautville, Catherine (Otto) Daum of Port St. Lucie, FL, David Gaza of Clairton, Claire Denhoo of Clairton, and Carolyn “Tina” Gaza of Clairton; her seven grandchildren; her six great-grandchildren; her three great-great-grandchildren; her sister Helen (Robert) Hampson of Elizabeth; and also nieces and nephews.

 
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William J. Popojas Jr.

September 13, 2021 |

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

William J. Popojas Jr., age 74, of West Mifflin, passed away on September 11, 2021. Son of the late William J. Popojas Sr. and Elizabeth “Betty” (Megliss) DeCello, he was born on May 20, 1947, in Duquesne. He was the retired owner of P&S Asphalt Co, West Mifflin, a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish-St. Agnes Church, he loved to ski, and he proudly served his country in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He is the beloved husband for 46 years to Rita T. (Kirsch) Popojas; father of Jamie Popojas of Munhall, Christopher (Christina) Popojas of Pittsburgh, Bryan Popojas of West Mifflin and William J. (Dr. Dana Baxter) Popojas III of Stephens City, VA; grandfather of Connor Popojas and Caylee Popojas; brother of Lisa (late Brian) Homoki of West Mifflin and John Popojas of Seven Fields; and also many nieces and nephews.

 
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Alvian K. Rhoades

September 13, 2021 |

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

Alvian K. Rhoades, 83, of Smithton, formerly of Ruffs Dale, passed away Sunday, September 12, 2021. He was born July 6, 1938 in Smithton and was the son of the late John and Loma (Robertson) Rhoades . He was the husband of the late  Carol A. (Casteel) Rhoades, who passed away February 16, 2016. Alvian worked many jobs throughout his life, including working as a coal miner, heavy equipment operator, saw mill operator and for the Ford Motor Company.  He enjoyed guns and hunting.

 
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Florence A. Jacko

September 13, 2021 |

By James F. Kutch Funeral Home - Crematory | Posted in: James F. Kutch Funeral Home - Crematory

Florence A. Jacko, 93, of North Versailles Twp., formerly of Braddock, died Friday, September 10, 2021.

She was born June 19, 1928, daughter of the late Walter and Marcella Skurcenski, loving wife of 62 years to Robert (Bob) Jacko. Flo was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was a member of St Robert Bellarmine Church.  She was an active member of AA and sponsored many individuals to overcome alcoholism. She had an interest in bonsai and orchids and was featured in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette for her expertise in orchids.

 
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Mary A. Putz

September 13, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

Mary A. Putz, 90 of North Versailles Twp., peacefully passed on September 11, 2021 at the age of 90. She was born October 8, 1930, the daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Wohar) Putz. She was the last surviving sibling of Margaret Cross, Michael Anthony, Marlene Klingensmith and Melvin Putz. She is survived by her sister-in-law, Barbara Putz, nieces and nephews, John Klingensmith Jr., Nicole Klingensmith, David Putz and Michelle Drakulic.

 
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Oscar “Bubba” David Cheshire

September 13, 2021 |

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

Oscar “Bubba” David Cheshire, age 63, of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday, September 9, 2021. He was born February 7, 1958 in Sumter, South Carolina, a son of the late Randall and Pauline Cheshire. He worked as a master carpenter in construction his entire career. Bubba was a loving family man, outdoorsman and a meat master extraordinaire.

 
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Clarence Glen, Sr.

September 13, 2021 |

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

Clarence Glen, Sr., age 78 of Monroeville, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 11, 2021.  Beloved husband of the late Gwendella Glen, he leaves to cherish fond memories his companion Deborah Lee Dixon.  Clarence was the son of the late Ollie Mae (Peoples) and George French; father of Clarence Glen, Jr., the late Andre H. Glen, and Glen O. Dixon; grandfather of Taylor Renee Bush and Adia Lee Glen; brother of the late George French, Bobbie French, the late Dorothy French, Linda French, the late Janice French, Peggy Moore, Marchelle French-Fountain, Ivory French, Marlon French, Gregory French, Christopher French, Troy French, and Jeffrey French.  Clarence retired after over 40 years of employment with the Fisher Body Division of General Motors, retiring from the West Mifflin Plant.  He served his country honorably as a Veteran of the US Army.  Clarence was most proud of receiving his bachelor's degree from Carlow College.  He enjoyed spending time with his family, golfing with his friends, and watching old westerns.  Clarence will always be remembered for his kind and generous heart and his thoughtfulness for the needs of others.  And, he was always noted for his fashion style and fine jewelry. 

 
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Ann M. Pollock

September 10, 2021 |

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

Ann M. (Williams) Pollock, age 100, of Elizabeth, formerly of Clairton and West Elizabeth, passed away on Thursday, September 9, 2021 at Havencrest Nursing Center. A member of Bethesda United Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth, she was a retired cook for Penn Clair Hotel in Clairton and a former clerk at Spotless Cleaners. She loved talking about her family, shopping in downtown Elizabeth, drinking coffee, and dressing up. Born June 20, 1921 in West Elizabeth, she was a daughter of the late John and Violet (Bowen) Williams and wife of the late Robert Charles Pollock. She is survived by son, Danny Pollock of Phoenix, AZ; grandchildren, Dr. Gary F. (Sheri) Pollock of Pittsburgh, Natalie (John) Ross of Cranberry Twp., Wendi Pollock of Elizabeth Twp., Lori (Ron) Birk of Derwood, MD, Lucinda (Jack) Koonlavong of New Orleans, LA, Heidi (Joel) Greenberg of Plantation, FL, Lenny (Shari) Baughman Jr. of Fort Lauderdale, FL, Xander (Maleesa) Pollock of Palo Alto, CA and Emily (Ross) Kaufman of Lakewood, CO; 26 great- and great-great-grandchildren; also, nieces and nephews.

 
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Lorraine Alexander

September 10, 2021 |

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

Lorraine Coltogirone Alexander, 73, of Fort Lauderdale, formerly of McKeesport, passed away Wednesday, September 8, 2021. She was born December 28, 1947 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Peter Coltogirone and the late Ruby Mae Walker. She was the wife to the late Tim Alexander, who passed away April, 8, 2018. Lorraine had a hard shell, but had the biggest heart and was there for anyone at anytime! She was a loving wife and caretaker, who had the mindset to put everyone else's needs ahead of her own, which made her an amazing mother, sister and grandmother.

 
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Kathy Marie Slosky

September 10, 2021 |

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

Kathy Marie Slosky, 76, of Pittsburgh, passed away with her son by her side on Tuesday, September 7, 2021. She was born June 16, 1945, in Bentleyville, PA and was the daughter of the late Albert August "Jack" and Anna (Frencik) Slosky. She graduated from Bentworth High School in 1963 and then attended Robert Morris Junior College, graduating in 1964. Kathy lived in Washington, D.C. and worked for GTE (later Verizon) for over 20 years. Upon returning to the Pittsburgh area, Kathy was a faithful and active member of First Lutheran Church. The First Evangelical Lutheran Church in downtown Pittsburgh was an important part of her life as well as the many wonderful people who made her feel very welcome and special. She always made a point of remembering what everyone’s favorite “thing” was and when invited to visit, she would walk in carrying that special thing you loved. 

 
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Christopher J. "Chris" Golofski

September 09, 2021 |

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

Christopher J. “Chris” Golofski, age 73, of Bethel Park, passed away on September 8, 2021, at home. Son of the late Manuel and Mary (Tverdos) Golofski, he was born in Braddock on September 3, 1948. He was a retired light rail operator from the Port Authority, president of the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum in Washington, PA, collected trains, trolleys and airplanes, and was a member of Bethel Lodge F & AM. He is the husband of Rosemarie “Rose” (Paulik) Golofski; father of Susan (Richard) Senovich of Saegertown and David (Ashley) Bennett of Shelbyville, KY; grandfather of Timothy Senovich, Megan Senovich, Natalie Blumer, Colin Bennett, Felicity Bennett, Logan (Faye) Bennett and Cody Bennett.

 
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Marianne Schwab Poorman

September 09, 2021 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes



Marianne Schwab Poorman, 47 of Glassport, passed away on Wednesday, September 8th, 2021, at U.P.M.C Presbyterian Hospital. She was born in McKeesport on May 17th, 1974, to the late Norbert Vincent and Patricia Gniewkowski Schwab. Marianne was the loving wife of 30 years to T. J. Poorman. She is survived by her children Anthony (Kirstie) Corsan of Moorehead N.C. Nathan Poorman of Meadville PA, and Luke Poorman of Glassport, sister Karen (Jeff) Keifer of Port Vue, and brother Richard Schwab of Clairton, as well as her nieces and nephews and her dogs Gizzy and Neo. Marianne enjoyed canoeing and camping. She was a member of the River City Church Assembly of God and worked as a bartender for Club 46 (Clairton Fire Dept.).

 
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David M. Guffey

September 09, 2021 |

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

David M. Guffey, age 62 of Pittsburgh, passed away on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 in Butler Hospital, Butler.  Born March 7, 1959 in Philadelphia, he was a son of the late Robert John Guffey, Sr. and Veeda (Campbell) Guffey.  A retired machinist for Specialty Rings Products, Inc. in Bensalem, David was a member of Bible Baptist Temple in Jefferson Hills.  David is survived by his siblings Robert John (Jamie) Guffey, Jr. of McKeesport and Karen A. Myers of Clairton, his aunt Barbara Alahouzos, and also his cousins.

 
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