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Linda Jean Broman

September 21, 2020 |

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

Linda Jean Broman, age 73 of Port Vue, passed away on Sunday, September 20, 2020 in UPMC McKeesport Hospital.  Born July 22, 1947 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Glenn G. and Elinore E. (Rodgers) Broman.  A retired assistant manager for American General Financial and member of the Port Vue United Methodist Church.  Linda is survived by her brother Bob (Kathy) Broman of Penn Twp and her nephews -- who she loved with all of her heart and always treated so well -- Brad and Craig (Lindsay) Broman.

 
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Melvin Charles Harlan

September 21, 2020 |

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

Melvin Charles Harlan, 79, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Sunday, September 20, 2020 at home. He was born April 8, 1941 in Glassport and was the son of the late Harold E. and Lucy I. (Gunder) Harlan. Melvin was a member and greeter at St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth Township. He was also a member of the adult education and fellowship group there. He was retired from Eastman Chemical Co, and had previously worked for US Steel Clairton Works. Melvin was a 1959 graduate of Glassport High School and was a US Army Veteran serving during the Vietnam War. He was an avid golfer, gardener, fisherman and sports fan. His biggest pride was his family.

 
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Jenna R. Maroadi

September 21, 2020 |

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

Jenna R. Maroadi, 34, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, September 18, 2020.  She was born September 8, 1986 in Jeannette, a daughter of William and Lynn (Smalley) Maroadi.  Jenna was a graduate of Norwin Sr. High School, Class of 2005 where she sang in the show choir and was a member of the Norwin Band.  Jenna was a full-time student at Pitt Greensburg, majoring in psycology and minoring in Spanish and Music.  She was vice president of the Spanish Club, Pier Leader at Pitt and made Dean's list for two years.  She enjoyed singing and acting and sang in Young Frankenstein at Pitt Greensburg. Jenna was an avid Trump supporter and dog lover.   She was preceded in death by her paternal grandmother, Rose Maroadi.  Jenna is survived by her daughter, Cassidy Vehar; brother, Anthony Maroadi and his fiancee, Christina; maternal grandmother, Carol Smalley; and paternal grandfather, Bill Maroadi; best friend and father of her daughter, Josh Vehar; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.  Friends will be received from 2-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  A funeral service will take place on Thursday in the funeral home chapel at 10 a.m.  Interment to follow in Irwin Union Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to her daughter Cassidy for her future college fund; William and Lynn Maroadi, 760 Castleview Drive, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  Jenna would want to relay her message of God Bless America, for she deeply loved her country.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Lance E. Nelson

September 20, 2020 |

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

Lance E. Nelson, 54, of North Huntingdon, passed away Saturday, September 19, 2020.  He was born July 17, 1966 in Jeannette, a son of the late Stanley and Betty (Morgan) Nelson.  Lance was a systems analyst for UPMC and a veteran of the US Air Force.  He was a graduate of Norwin Senior High School Class of 1984 and earned his Bachelor's Degree from Cal U.  He enjoyed hiking, reading and spending time with his family.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Joshua David Nelson; brother-in-law, Drew Horwat.  He is survived by his wife, Melissa Burkhart Nelson; son, Matthew Nelson; daughter, Hannah Nelson; sister, Leslie Horwat; his beloved pup, Loki, and his furry feline Nessie.  Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be the GCC scholarship fund in memory of Joshua.   

 


James Robert “West Virginia Jim” Pusey Sr.

September 19, 2020 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

James Robert “West Virginia Jim” Pusey Sr. died Friday, September 18, 2020.

Jim was a lifelong member of West Wilmerding Fire Dept, Station 211, a proud Veteran of the United States Army, and a member of the Sub Alpine Society in Turtle Creek. He was an avid lover of Jeeps, Nascar, his home State of West Virginia and the Mountaineers. Above all, Jim loved his kids and grandkids.

Jim is survived by Sherry Russell, his loving girlfriend of 21 years. Beloved father of Melvin (Desiree) Saula, Michele (Mike) Brancato, JR (Lindsay) Pusey, Merle “Bud” (Amy) Pusey. Adoring grandfather of Alyssa Saula, Alyza Pusey, Marie Brancato, Tessa Pusey, Santino Hartford, Maddy Machtley and Brianna Hartford, great grandfather of Cora Smith and Mason James Giglio. He is also survived by his brother, Sam (BJ) Pusey, Tim Pusey, Mike (Naomi) Pusey, Mark (April) Pusey; sisters, Tina (Larry) Windon, Susan Reed, Tammy Evans, the mother of his children, Kathleen (nee Saula) Hynes, many nieces and nephews and many friends.

 
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Florence K. Puskaric

September 18, 2020 |

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

Florence K. Puskaric, age 90 of Marshall, MI and formerly of McKeesport, passed away on September 17, 2020 at Oaklawn Hospital in Marshall.   Born March 14, 1930 in Munhall, she was a daughter of the late John and Katherine (Warsic) Barsic.  She was employed as a security officer for ten years at the Joseph Hornes Department Store in Monroeville.  Florence came to Michigan in 2004 from McKeesport.  She was a home maker that  loved to shop, cook, and bake.  Florence was proud to be crowned Miss Pittsburgh in 1947.  She was united in marriage on May 15, 1949 to Joseph Puskaric, and he preceded her in death on May 14, 2003.  She was also preceded in death by her brothers John, Frank, and George.  She is survived by her loving daughter Kathy Puskaric of Marshall and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

 
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Elizabeth Marie Janov

September 18, 2020 |

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

Elizabeth Marie Janov, age 93, of North Versailles, died September 16, 2020, at UPMC McKeesport. Born May 5, 1927, in Glassport, she was the daughter of the late George and Mary (Kushner) Dobos and the wife of the late Andrew Janov.

 
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Oleva Mae Gainer

September 18, 2020 |

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

Oleva Mae Gainer, 89, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Wednesday, September 16, 2020. She was born September 5, 1931 in Grantsville, WV, and was the daughter of the late Levi Franklin and Elfie (Barr) Fowler. She was the wife of the late Larry Glenn Gainer who passed away in 1999.  She was a member of Central Highlands Community United Methodist Church where she was also a member of the Choir and a volunteer for Meals on Wheels. Oleva was a retired Real Estate Agent and had worked for Howard Hanna Real Estate Services.

 
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Jeff Leroch

September 18, 2020 |

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

Jeff Leroch, 49, of Mt. Lebanon, passed away unexpectedly, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at home. He was born April 27, 1971 in Pittsburgh and was  the son of the late Robert Lee Leroch Sr. and Mary Jane O'Brien Leroch.  Jeff was an avid WWE wrestling fan and never missed a show. He worked as an electrical technician.

 
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Daniel B. Warnick

September 18, 2020 |

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

Daniel B. Warnick, age 63 of Clairton and formerly of Carnegie and Glassport, passed away on Thursday, September 17, 2020 at home.  Born May 21, 1957 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Harry and Joan (Scears) Warnick.  Daniel worked as a window installer for Three Rivers Auto Glass in McKees Rocks for many years. He will be remembered as a loving brother, brother-in-law, and uncle.  Daniel was survived by his daughter Lindsay (Warnick) Riddle of Pittsburgh; his granddaughter Everly Grace; siblings Harry Warnick of Clairton, Debbie (the late William) Butler of White Oak, Linda (Lee) Malloy of West Mifflin, Brenda (Mark) Webster of Liberty Boro, Cindy Nickolich of Glassport, and Ronald Warnick of McKeesport; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers David, Barry, and Robert Warnick.  

 
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Frank J. Visocky

September 18, 2020 |

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

Frank J. Visocky died on Thursday, September 17, 2020 at his Redstone Highlands residence in North Huntingdon, PA. Frank was born on November 27, 1917 in Connellsville, PA and was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 71 years, Anastasia (Skero) Visocky; son-in-law, Daniel Kovac; Father and Mother, Michael and Anna Visocky, as well as all of his brothers and sisters.

Frank is survived by his son, Edward Visocky (Denise) of Valley Center CA; daughters, Janet Kovac of Greensburg, PA and Catherine (Robert) Tokar of Lakewood Ranch FL; grandchildren, Jena (Andy) Whipkey of Cranberry PA, Danielle (Scott) Lang of Irwin PA, Jacob (Nicole) Kovac of Acme PA, and Corey Tokar of Orlando, FL as well as five great grandchildren (Hannah, Mason, Xavier, Aaron, and Luke).

 
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Alexander J. "Jake" Sulesky

September 18, 2020 |

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

Alexander J. "Jake" Sulesky, 85, of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday, September 17, 2020 at his home.  He was born May 22, 1935 in McKeesport, a son of the late Alexander and Anna (Strager) Sulesky.  Prior to his retirement, Jake was a technician for Bell Telephone and was a veteran of the US Army during the Vietnam Era. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Robert Sulesky.

 
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Frank J. Visocky

September 18, 2020 |

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

Frank J. Visocky died on Thursday, September 17, 2020 at his Redstone Highlands residence in North Huntingdon, PA. Frank was born on November 27, 1917 in Connellsville, PA and was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 71 years, Anastasia (Skero) Visocky; son-in-law, Daniel Kovac; Father and Mother, Michael and Anna Visocky, as well as all of his brothers and sisters. Frank is survived by his son, Edward Visocky (Denise) of Valley Center CA; daughters, Janet Kovac of Greensburg, PA and Catherine (Robert) Tokar of Lakewood Ranch FL; grandchildren, Jena (Andy) Whipkey of Cranberry PA, Danielle (Scott) Lang of Irwin PA, Jacob (Nicole) Kovac of Acme PA, and Corey Tokar of Orlando, FL as well as five great grandchildren (Hannah, Mason, Xavier, Aaron, and Luke). He was a WWII Veteran, Sergeant in US Army Air Force, long standing member of the Mt Pleasant American Legion and a retiree of Westinghouse Corporation. Frank was a member of St Agnes Parish, North Huntingdon PA and formerly a member of the Visitation Church and men’s rosary society, Mt Pleasant PA. He was a devout Catholic and hardworking family man who loved to tinker around the house. His family and faith were very important to Frank and he was always there to help anyone in need. He will be dearly missed by all.

Friends and family will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike North Huntingdon, PA on Sunday, September 20, 2020 from 4 pm to 7 pm. Mass of Christian burial will be at the Visitation Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 740 Walnut Street, Mt Pleasant, PA on Monday, September 21, 2020 at 11am followed by an intermittent burial service at the Visitation Cemetery in Mt Pleasant, PA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Frank’s memory to Tunnel to Towers or Redstone At Home Hospice.

 


Adam Goyette

September 18, 2020 |

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

Adam Goyette, age 40, of Monroeville, PA died Tuesday, September 1, 2020. Adam was born in Davison, MI on March 12, 1980 and is the son of Martha Wikle Goyette and Joseph Goyette. Adam was a 1998 graduate of Davison High School, and 2003 graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York, NY. He was working for ZOLL Lifevest as a customer support technician. Above all else though, Adam lived to make people laugh.

 
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Nelle Enterline

September 18, 2020 |

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

Nelle Enterline, age 102 of White Oak, passed away on Thursday, September 17, 2020.  Born November 4, 1917 in Clairton, she was a daughter of the late Theodore and Marion (Hayden) Jackish.  A 1936 graduate of Clairton High School, Nelle was a former Tin Inspector at US Steel Irvin Works in West Mifflin and a member of Sampson's Mills Presbyterian Church in White Oak.  Besides her parents, Nelle was preceded in death by her husband Thomas Gayle Enterline who passed away May 17, 2007.  She is survived by many nieces and nephews, including Sharon Kelly-Vrontos of Turtle Creek and Dorothy Kyslinger of Versailles.

 
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