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Elfrieda A. McFarland

September 09, 2021 |

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

Elfrieda A. McFarland, age 80 of Port Vue passed away on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at Jefferson Hospital.  Born August 4, 1941 in Braddock, she was a daughter of the late Frederick and Vera Jane (Custard) Johannes.  Elfrieda worked as a cook for Smitty's Restaurant in Boston. Elfrieda was survived by her children John (Kim) McFarland of South Park, Arlene Dudgeon of Port Vue, Michelle (companion Mike Wiesenfeld) Jeffer of Daisytown, and Tracy (Fallon) McFarland of Port Vue; fifteen grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sisters Vera Jane Dixon of New York and Arlene (Paul) Snyder of Irwin; and nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her children Jacqueline and James McFarland; and sister Lyda Hutchinson.

 
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Edward O. Lindberg

September 09, 2021 |

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

Edward O. Lindberg, age 97 of Harrisonburg, VA and formerly of North Huntingdon, passed away on Sunday, September 5, 2021 in Sunnyside Retirement Home in Harrisonburg.  Born May 25, 1924 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Oscar E. and Martha (Laughrey) Lindberg.  A World War II Veteran of the US Navy, Edward retired after 34 years as a connecting railroadman at US Steel – National Tube Works in McKeesport.  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Rosemary (Vukevich) Lindberg, who passed away February 20, 2018, and his brother Charles Lindberg.  Edward is survived by his sons Edward (Karen) Lindberg of Harrisonburg, VA, Robert (Barbara) Lindberg of Vancouver, WA, Mark (Maggie) Lindberg of Fairbanks, AK; his seven grandchildren and their families; his sister Thelma Ayers of Phoenixville; and also nieces and nephews.  

 
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Nancy A. Wasielewski

September 09, 2021 |

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

Nancy A. Wasielewski, age 79, of Penn Hills, formerly of North Huntingdon died September 9, 2021 at UPMC East Hospital. She was born January 16, 1942 in Greensburg, a daughter of the late Tony and Mary E. Knor Bencloski. Nancy was a member of Calvary  Church. Prior to her retirement, Nancy was employed by Target. She was a member of the Senior Center in Penn Hills and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband James in 2011, one brother Anthony Bencloski and one sister, Karen Butalla. She is survived by her son Michael Keller (Susan), one daughter Stacey Cearns (Todd), brother, Dan Bencloski, step son James Wasielewski (Mary) , three grandchildren, , Andrew, Natalie. Lauren. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, Sunday 2-4,6-8 p.m. A funeral service will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Calvary  Church, Irwin. Please go directly to the church. Interment will be held in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  The family requests for visitors to wear masks.  Memorials may be made in lieu of flowers to the Calvary Church.www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Dorothy Jane Richie (Micklo)

September 09, 2021 |

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

Dorothy Jane Richie (Micklo) age 76, of West Mifflin / North Huntingdon Pennsylvania passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 5th, 2021. She went home to be with Jesus and to greet her mother Annette (Jancsik) and her father William Micklo of West Mifflin, Pennsylvania. Dorothy (Dotty) lived in Florida for the past 16 years with her loving and devoted husband Jim. Some of her closest friends are sisters Joyce and Gladys Hudak. Dorothy and Jim 's daughter, Stacie Crisp lives with her husband Eric and son Dalton. Dotty and Jim's son, Jim Richie lives with his wife Christine and two daughters, Helena and Emily. Dotty was close and loved spending time with her sisters Gail Henderson and Leslie Frazier. Dotty was the Supervisor of the Radiology Department at Jeannette Hospital. Dotty will miss all her family and friends but she is in Heaven now with Jesus and will be there to greet us when it is our time to go home. Friends and family will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, on Monday September 13th from 2-4 pm and from 6-8 pm. and on Tuesday from 8 am to 9:30 am with parting prayers at 9:30 am. A Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday 10 am at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, followed by burial services at Penn Lincoln Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers or gifts to the family, please make a donation in Dorothy's memory to the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association. The family expresses their gratitude for all of your kind thoughts and prayers.

 


George Williams, Jr.

September 08, 2021 |

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

George Williams, Jr., 57, of Elizabeth, passed away Tuesday, September 7, 2021. He was born September 23, 1963 in McKeesport and was the son of the late George Williams, Sr., and of Patricia Lorraine (Vandervort) Williams of Elizabeth. George worked for St. Moritz Building as a Commercial Janitor for 10+ years. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his son, Zachary S. (Stephanie Golya) Williams of Elizabeth, daughter, Kelsi N. Williams of Elizabeth, brothers, David and Dan Williams, sister, Dawn Williams, grandson, Khyzer M.A Golya and a newborn grandson. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Karlie S. Williams, brother, Carl R. Williams, and sister, Patricia Lou Williams. There is no visitation. Arrangements are by the Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. 6028 Smithfield Street, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, director. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 


Jennifer L. Hreha

September 08, 2021 |

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

Jennifer L. Hreha, age 39, of White Oak, died at home on September 6, 2021, due to complications from Diabetes.  Born September 28, 1981, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of Duane and Deborah (Cooper) Hreha.  
Jennifer began her career with UPMC as a customer service representative, but with her positive attitude and exceptional performance, she was promoted to Coordinator, member services. She cherished her nephew Theo and enjoyed their time spent together doing crafts. Jennifer was a kind, loving person who cherished the time spent with her family. She was always there to lend a helping hand when you needed her.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by a sister, Jessica (Adam) Nelson; aunt, Jackie Deet; uncles, John Cooper, Michael (Cathy) Cooper, Frank (Gennie) Hreha, and David (Mary Beth) Hreha and many cousins.  
She was preceded in death by grandparents, John and Agnes Cooper, Frank and Ina Hreha, and a cousin who was like a sister, Michelle Deet.

 
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Margaret "Peggy" Pacich

September 08, 2021 |

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

Margaret “Peggy” Herman Pacich, age 78, passed away in Wesley Chapel, FL, on August 31, 2021. Peggy was born on July 9, 1943 to David and Mary Hulda Herman in Clairton, PA.  There she graduated from Clairton High School, class of 1961. Soon after, she married her husband George Pacich, also from Clairton. Together, the two moved around, living in Baldwin and Bethel Park, before moving to Florida for the remainder of their lives. During her life, Peggy stayed busy. She worked in commercial property management, and she loved her job. She raised her four children: George D. (Daisy Landes) Pacich, Mark (Natalie) Pacich , Kirstin (Pete) Williams, and Patricia Trout. She became a grandmother to 6 grandchildren: Alexa, Adam, Sam, Nate, Idanya, and Luka.

 
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Mary Felicia Iski

September 08, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Mary Felicia Iski, 78, of Pennsburg, passed away September 4, 2021.  She was the widow of Joseph E. Iski, who passed in 2016.  Born in McKeesport, Pa, she was the daughter of the late John & Felicia (Mustacchio) Pausic.  Mary Felicia was a graduate of Duquesne University, and later went on to receive her Master’s Degree in Library Science.

She taught at Rittenhouse Middle School and Eisenhower Middle School in Norristown and was the schools’ librarian for many years. Mary Felicia was a member of St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, Pennsburg.  She loved her hats and was a member of the Red Hat Society.  Mary Felicia was a voracious reader, loved the theater, and traveling with her husband.  She also had a love of her German Shepherds, Rula and J.D.

 
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Mary O’Keefe Davis

September 07, 2021 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Mary O’Keefe Davis, 79, of Belle Vernon, formerly of Wandsworth, Surry, England, peacefully passed away on Monday, September 6, 2021. She was born June 3, 1942, in England during an air raid, to the late John “Jack” and Gwendolynn “Nell” Vivian O’Keefe. Mary passed while in the loving care of her son David and daughter-in-law Sunny with whom she resided during her final days. She was surrounded by her children, grandchildren, and family. Mary’s legacy will live on through her children and grandchildren honoring our British and Welsh customs. 

 
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Robert J. Butella Sr.

September 07, 2021 |

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

Robert J. Butella, Sr., age 91, of West Mifflin, passed away on September 6, 2021, at Grandview Estates, Elizabeth. Born in Clairton on June 15, 1930, he was the son of the late Nicholas and Anna (Hunar) Butella. He was a retired Mail Carrier from the Duquesne Post Office and later the Mail Truck Delivery person. He was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish-Holy Trinity Church and served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. He was the husband of the late Dolores “Dolly” (Kushnir) Butella; father of Robert J. Butella Jr. of Elizabeth, Gary Butella of West Mifflin and Ronald (Anne) Butella of Perryopolis; grandfather of Robert (Hillary) Butella III, Bryan Butella, Brandon Butella, Ashley (Steven) Curry and Joshua (Brandi) Butella; 4 great grandchildren; brother of Donald (Theresa) Butella, Marian Dimpel, Eleanor Bane and late Nicholas (late Martha) Butella. There will be no public visitation. A Blessing Service will be held at Holy Trinity Cemetery, West Mifflin, on Saturday, September 18, 2021, at 10:00 a.m., with Rev. Thomas Lewandowski officiating. Arrangements entrusted to the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 412-466-3300.

 


Edward Babyak

September 07, 2021 |

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

Edward G. Babyak, age 86, of White Oak, died Monday, Sept. 6, 2021. He was born in McKeesport on Aug. 16, 1935 and is the son of the late George and Caroline Vukelic Babyak. He is also preceded in death by his brother, Joseph Babyak.

Ed is survived by his wife, Charlotte Cox Babyak, sons, Jeffrey Babyak of Turtle Creek, PA and Retired Col. David (Merleann) Babyak of San Antonio, Texas. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Chelsea (Justin) Pons, Zoey Babyak, and Tyler Toumbacaris, and great grandchild, Gemma Pons.

 
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Lawrence "JR" Wilson, Jr

September 07, 2021 |

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

 

Lawrence "JR" Wilson, Jr., 85, of Monroeville, died Sept. 4, 2021.  He is the beloved husband of the late Geraldine "Geri" Wilson.  He is survived by his sister-in-law Joan Drosdick and many dear friends. He was preceded in death by his daughter Crystal and son Larry. He enjoyed helping Geri taking care of her Seeing Eye German Sheperds Bouquet, Pride, Neon and Olina. JR was retired from Firestone, where he worked for 23 years and Giant Eagle where he worked for 22 years.   JR joined the Monroeville Lions Club in 1982 where he served as Club President from 2005- 2006 and then became a member of the White Oak Lions Club where he continued to be very active until his death.  He was also a member of the Wilkins Elks Lodge #577 for over 20 years and rarely missed a meeting.  He was a huge Pittsburgh sport fan, including the Steelers, Pirates and Penguins.  A memorial service will be held on Sat., Sept. 11 at 11am at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Monroeville outside at the gazebo.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Wilkins Elks Lodge #577 Scholarship Fund.

 


Lorraine L. O'Malley

September 07, 2021 |

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

Lorraine L. O’Malley, age 89, of Shelton, CT, formerly of Braddock, passed away on September 4, 2021. Born in Pittsburgh, on October 10, 1931, she was the daughter of the late John & Alice (Usova) Kraljevic.  She was the wife of the late Michael O’Malley; mother of Alicia O’Malley (Rafael) Fraguada and the late Patrick (surviving spouse, Kathryn) O’Malley of Singapore; grandmother of Michelle (Isaac) Steele, Ronin O’Malley, Michael Fraguada, and Lorraine Fraguada; great grandmother of Gabriel Fraguada. Visitation will be held on Saturday, September 11, 2021, from 8:30-9:30 a.m., at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 412-466-3300, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m., at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, Good Shepherd Church, Braddock. Interment will follow in All Saints Braddock Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

 


Anna R. Grygo

September 07, 2021 |

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

Anna R. Grygo, 90, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Saturday, September 4, 2021. She was born July 12, 1931 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Joseph and Lillian E. (Reitz) Krutz. She retired from Chubb and Son Group Insurance Company as an Internal Auditor. She is survived by her husband, Thomas E. Grygo, daughter, Dr. Patricia A. (John Hogan) Jameson of Pittsburgh, brother, Paul (Carmella) Krutz of Greenock, grandsons, Robert T. Jameson and Thomas S. Jameson, and nephews, Vennie (Terry) Krutz and J. Anthony (Suzanne) Curcio. She was preceded in death by her grandson, Joseph Jameson who passed away August 9, 2016. 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 may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 


Mary Jane Byers

September 07, 2021 |

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

Mary Jane Byers, 91, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, September 6, 2021 at Walden's View, North Huntingdon. She was born, January 12, 1930 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Lloyd and Emma (Volk) Thomas. Mary Jane was a member of the Ridge Runners Trailer Club and enjoyed camping and crafting. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Earl R. Byers Jr.; son, David N. Byers; and daughter, Donna Baker. She is survived by her children, Lori Higginbotham and her husband, Bill, Kevin Byers and his wife, Mary Ruth; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. There will be no visitation and entombment will be private in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park. Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com