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Paul M. Brumbaugh

September 11, 2023 |

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

Paul M. Brumbaugh, 89, of Penn Township, passed away Saturday, September 9, 2023 at home.  Paul was born December 30, 1933 in Connellsville and was the son of the late Morgan and Elsie (Eicher) Brumbaugh.  He was the husband of the late Darlene E. (Clugston) Brumbaugh who passed away September 16, 1981 and the late Mary C. (Iarussi) Brumbaugh, who passed away June 4, 2019.  Paul worked as a drafting engineer at Westinghouse for over 30 years and later would become a partner at Concept Engineering Group for over 10 years.  He was very proud of his work and was once featured in Popular Mechanics Magazine.  He was a very active member of The McKeesport Gun Club, an avid hunter and golfer. He enjoyed trapshooting and was a proud member of The NRA.  Most importantly he was a loving father and grandfather and will be greatly missed.

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Gary Kenneth Patterson

September 11, 2023 |

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

Gary Kenneth Patterson, 87, of Irwin passed away Monday, September 11, 2023 at Hempfield Manor, Greensburg. He was born October 25, 1935 in Ardara, a son of the late Charles and Margaret (Confer) Patterson. Prior to his retirement, Gary was a high voltage lab technician for Westinghouse and was a veteran of the US Navy having served during the Korean War on the USS Bon Homme Richard (CVA 31). After retirement Gary continued working as a pastor in Confluence and Butler. He enjoyed golfing and loved playing and watching basketball and playing pool. Gary coached NCAA boys basketball and volunteered for the Norwin Youth Commission. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Russell, Raymond, and Edwin; and sisters, Elaine and Linda. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Phyllis (Wagner) Patterson; daughters, Pamela Williams and her husband, David, Debra Hoover and her husband, Lester; sister, Cheryl Lenhart; grandchildren, Matthew (Sarah) Davis, Hannah Williams, Haley (Joshua) Porter; and great-granddaughter, Allyssa Sue Davis. There will be no visitation.  Arrangements made by James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA 15642. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com


Jeffrey Harnett

September 11, 2023 |

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

Jeffrey Harnett, 70, of North Huntingdon formerly of Hadley, passed away Saturday, September 9, 2023. He was born November 25, 1952 in Greenville, PA, a son of James Harnett and the late Nancy (McManigle) Harnett. Prior to his retirement Jeff was a cytotechnologist for University Health Center of Cleveland and a veteran of the US Army having served during the Vietnam Era. He enjoyed hunting, grain farming, truck and tractor pulling, visiting wineries and traveling. In addition to his father, Jeff is survived by his companion, Deborah Daerr Ackerman; son, Chad Harnett (Sarah Walsh); brother, Jim Harnett (Paula); sister, Melissa Ustik (Gary); grandchildren, Riley and Nolan; niece, Andrea Harnett (John). Also survived by Dale and Tarah Ackerman, Bill and Veronica Daerr, Robert and Diana Daerr, and Constance Daerr. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, September 26, 2023 at 11 a.m. at James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA 15642.  An additional memorial service will be held at a later date in Sheakleyville, PA.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to All But Furgotten Animal Rescue or your favorite animal rescue shelter. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com


William F. Cunningham

September 11, 2023 |

By Willig Funeral Home | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

William F. Cunningham, age 73, of North Versailles, died September 5, 2023, at Squirrel Hill Center for Rehabilitation and Healing. Born October 24, 1949, in Carnegie, he was the son of the late Francis and Beatrice Cunningham.
William retired from Duquesne Light Company as a Computer Analyst and then worked for ACS. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran. In his younger years, he coached his sons' baseball team.
William is survived by his sons, Mark and Brian Cunningham, and sister, Shirley (Harold) Bier.
Arrangements were entrusted to Willig Funeral Home & Crematory.
Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com
Supervisor, Charles Danforth


Dorothy Passaro

September 10, 2023 |

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

It is with great sadness, but also great joy that we announce the passing of our mother, Dorothy Passaro, into the arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Dorothy, 86, was born on June 24, 1937 in Jeannette to Wilda and Ralph Volk. Dorothy was a graduate of Jeannette Sr. High School and a lifetime member of Jeannette Assembly of God Church.  She enjoyed eating her favorite foods such as steak, chocolate, all sweets and ice cream.  She liked flowers, her favorite color was pink and she loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was  preceded in death by her husband, Richard E. Passaro, sisters, Ruth, Phyllis, Wilda, and brothers, Donald, James and Larry. She is survived by her daughter, Michelle Herold (Michael); sons, Richard D. Passaro and Scott Passaro (Angela); sister, Gladys; grandchildren, Christopher Passaro, Jonathan Passaro, Michael Forish (Brittney), Rachel Passaro, Brittany Passaro; and great-grandchildren, Michael Henry and Evelyn.  Family and friends will be received from 2-6 p.m. on Tuesday at the James W Shirley Funeral Home,  176 Clay Pike in North Huntingdon.  A funeral service will follow at 6 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.    Interment will be private.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com


Matthew Shields Griesser

September 10, 2023 |

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

It’s with profound sadness that we share news of the death of Matthew Shields Griesser, age 53. Matt was born in Pittsburgh, PA on May 5, 1970 and died in McKeesport, PA (Elizabeth Township) on September 2, 2023. He is survived by his parents, Garry and Nancy Griesser, his brother Thomas Griesser, and by beloved uncles, aunts, cousins, and countless long-time college and industry friends.

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Nicholas Angelo Nero

September 09, 2023 |

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

icholas Angelo Nero, age 71 of Sumter, SC and formerly of Jefferson Borough, died at home August 8, 2023.  Born November 4, 1951, he was the son of the late Domenick Nero and Lucille (LaValle) Nero of Jefferson Borough.  Nick was a 1970 graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School and a decorated veteran of 22 years in the United States Air Force. Nick was very active in American Legion Post 15 of Sumter serving as commander, adjutant, and historian as well as chairing the Sumter County Fair Commission hosted by Post 15.  As a member of the Sumter County Garden Club, he was a certified master gardener and helped beautify his community, Nick was also a member of the Clariton Anglers Club, where he spent much of his summer time with his family. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 35 years, Elaine; sisters Karen (Michael) Dougherty of Jefferson, Lori (James) Banner of Boise, ID, and Mary DiLonardo of Rostraver Twp.; as well as many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

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Dillan Anthony Marks

September 09, 2023 |

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

Dillan Anthony Marks, born in Pittsburgh, PA, at Shadyside Hospital on May 12, 2000, sadly and unexpectedly passed away on August 30, 2023, at the young age of 23.

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Shirley Ann Dworek

September 08, 2023 |

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

Shirley Ann Dworek, 85, of Liberty Boro, passed away Friday September 8, 2023. She was born June 29, 1938 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late George and Julia (Molnar) Garancsi. She was a member of Sts. Joachim and Anne Parish- St. Mark Church, Liberty Boro. She was a retired bookkeeper for the family business, the former Dworek's Amoco in McKeesport and was a 1957 graduate of McKeesport High School.

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Donald J. Turek Jr.

September 08, 2023 |

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

Donald J. Turek Jr., age 52, of Bunola, passed away on Wednesday, September 6, 2023 at home. He was in the maintenance department of the Elizabeth Forward School District. He was a member of Local 5 IBEW and enjoyed Thursday evening golf at Butler's. Born April 21, 1971 in Monongahela, he was a son of the late Donald J. Turek Sr. and the late Mary (Supernovich) Turek. He is survived by his wife, Michelle Burley Turek of Bunola; daughters, Sarah Turek of Columbus, OH, Samantha (Tom) Giffin of Connellsville and Kendra Burley of Connellsville; son, Donald J. Turek III of Elizabeth; grandchildren, Sophia and Lincoln Giffin, and Isabella and Rowan Burley; brother, Dennis M. (Melissa) Turek of Sutersville; sister, Amy Rhodes; also, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. A memorial gathering will take place in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Sunday, September 17, 2023, from 2-4 PM. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.


Rhoda Ann (Vines) Goldstrohm

September 08, 2023 |

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

Rhoda Ann Goldstrohm (Vines) was called to join our Heavenly Father in the beautiful garden of Heaven on September 5, 2023.  She joins her parents John and Emma Vines and her brother William (Bill) Vines in eternal happiness.  She is survived by her beloved husband of 55 years James Goldstrohm; her three children: Claire Pingree, Emily Belchick (Tom), and Paul Goldstrohm (Jennifer); her adoring grandchildren: Raymond, Jonathan, Ryan, Caitlin, Emma, Liam, and Grace; and her siblings Diane Sedita and John Vines (Michelle).  She was blessed with a multitude of lifelong friendships.  Rhoda lived a life of enduring faith and love of Jesus Christ and Mary Mother of God.  She was a devoted wife, sister, mother, aunt, and grandmother to her family, who loved her dearly.  As the family matriarch, she humbly provided whatever was needed.  Rhoda had a heart of service and a calling to mentor youth.  Her lifelong commitment to the Girl Scouts of America and volunteer work with St. Robert Bellarmine parish was commendable.  Never wanting or seeking recognition, her countless works were tribute enough.

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Debra “Debbie” Jean (Pearsol) Woodward

September 08, 2023 |

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

On Monday September 4, 2023, Debra “Debbie” Jean (Pearsol) Woodward, age 69 of North Versailles passed away surrounded by her daughters and best friend.  Daughter of the late Frank and Jane (Jenkins) Pearsol.  Beloved wife of James F. Tarbuk.  Loving mother of Shawna Marie Woodward, Shannon RaeAnne Woodward, and stepson Brian (Annette) Tarbuk.  Dear grandmother (Nama) of Jordan Alexander Woodward, Jackson Andrew Woodward, (Meemaw) Brian Robert Tarbuk, Matthew Tarbuk and Isaac Tarbuk.  Sister of Frank (Elizabeth) Pearsol III, the late Gilbert J. Pearsol, and the late Vera-Jane Jones.  Debbie is also survived by Sister-in-law Ann Pearsol, Brother-in-law Robin Jones, her best friend, Rose Pfeuffer (and sons Wayne and Matthew) and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

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Shirley Lois (McMillen) Knezevich

September 07, 2023 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

Shirley Lois (McMillen) Knezevich, of North Versailles, peacefully passed on September 5, 2023, at the age of 94, with her loving family at her side.

Shirley was the loving mother of Nicole McEwen, Lisa (Eugene) Kligmann and Noel (Joseph) Saccameno; adoring grandmother of 9 and great-grandma of 1.

Shirley was preceded in passing by her husband, Nicholas Knezevich, daughter, Kim Ann Marjenhoff, and parents, Harold and Alice (Stewart) McMillen. Shirley’s creativity led her to attend art school and she became a professional artist. She taught art classes at the senior centers in Braddock and Turtle Creek.

She loved to read and was an active member of Friends of the Library at the North Versailles Library. She was on the Board of Directors of the Wilmerding YMCA. She loved swimming and swam several miles a week. She also loved to travel. Above all, Shirley loved her family. She will be deeply missed by all.

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Grace A. (Uhrich) Sutton

September 07, 2023 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Obituary

Grace Sutton, age 100, peacefully passed away on August 26, 2023 at home in Deland, Fla. She was born October 21,1922 to Henry and Elizabeth (Volk) Uhrich in the Bryn Mawr section of White Oak, PA and graduated from McKeesport High School in 1940. Grace is survived by her son, Lyn and his wife Danee Hoover of Horse Shoe, NC, her daughter Christine Sutton of Deland, FL, granddaughters Tanya Shelton and her husband Mike Henriquez of Antioch, CA, Andrea (Dre) Sutton of New Orleans, LA and Victoria (Tori) Sutton of Charlotte, NC. There will be no services at Grace’s request. Arrangements were in care of Just 4 Cremation of Deland, Fla.


James T. Groff

September 07, 2023 |

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

James T. Groff, age 62, of Duquesne, passed away on Wednesday, September 6, 2023, in UPMC Presbyterian. Born in Somerset, PA on August 13, 1961, he was the son of the late James C. and Nancy (Miller) Groff and his stepmother, late Julia Jeffer Groff. He was a cook in a restaurant, a member of Confluence Church of the Nazarene, and liked to be on the computer and watch crime shows on TV. He is the husband of 33 years to Mary Jane (Lloyd) Groff and brother of Diana (Daniel) Smith of Everman, TX, Pamela (Kim) Edwards of Eagle River, AK, Alicia Goudreau of Massachusetts, Jodene Beal of Somerset, Mark (Linnea) Burnsworth of Erie and Debra (Robert) Vargay of Palmer, AK, late John Michael Haney and late Kevin. He is also survived by a niece Brittany Beal of Somerset and other nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Friday, September 8, 2023, from 1-8 p.m., at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 15110, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER, SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER, FUNERAL DIRECTOR. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, September 9, 2023, at 10:00 a.m., at the Funeral Home, with Rev. John Gropp, officiating. Interment will take place on Monday, September 11, 2023, at 10:00 a.m., in the McKeesport-Versailles Cemetery in McKeesport, PA. Please meet at the Mausoleum Chapel for the committal service. 



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