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Elizabeth M. Betty (Ellis) Bogacik

October 02, 2019 |

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

Elizabeth M. Betty (Ellis) Bogacik age 93 of Sharpsburg, GA., Formerly Of Duquesne, on September 27, 2019. She was the daughter of the late Nicholas and Elizabeth (Kaplar) Elles.

Betty was a member of Christ the Light of the World Parish in Duquesne. She played the bass Fiddle in a musical group, and wrote a song about Christ the Light of World and presented it to the parish. Betty created her own crossword puzzles and dedicated her life to God and was very generous and gave glory to God.

Her former husband, Paul J. Bogacik, preceded her in death.

She is the mother of BettyAnn Harvey of Cumberland, Md., Bonnie (David) Calhoun of Hanover, PA., JoAnn (late John III) Hailstones of Liberty Boro, Theresa “Terri” (Mark) Dull of Sharpsburgh, GA., Paul (Jodie) Bogacik of Orlando FL.

Sister of George (late Irene) Elles of Erie, PA., also 4 grandchildren and 1 late granddaughter and 3 great grandchildren.

Visitation Thursday October 10, 2019 from 9-10:30 am. Followed by a blessing service at the funeral home at 10:30 am. Followed by mass of Christian burial at St. Hedwig Church of Christ the Light of the World Parish at 11 am. Rev Terza officiating, entombment Calvary garden mausoleum.

 


Timothy A. Dailey

September 30, 2019 |

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

Timothy A. Dailey 65, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Saturday, September 28, 2019. He was born March 13, 1954 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Lawrence and Elizabeth (Owens) Dailey. Tim was a graduate of Elizabeth Forward High School and Penn State University. He was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity. He had worked for US Steel Clairton Works, and also worked for Allegheny County as Assistant to the Director of Human Resources, tip staff to Judge Ronald Follino, and Supervisor for Juvenile Court/Probation. Tim lived his life according to the Beatitudes and put others' needs ahead of his own. He was a kind and gentile person. He will be sadly missed.

 
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Thomas A. Brown

September 30, 2019 |

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

Thomas A. Brown,  86, of Elizabeth Township, PA, passed away Saturday September 28, 2019 at Mt. Vernon of Elizabeth. Born in Springfield Ohio on June 23, 1933, he was the son of the late Paul and Dorothy Brown. He is survived by a son Dr. Scott (Margaret) Brown of Los Gatos, CA, and a daughter Deborah (Mark) Gaydos of Elizabeth Township, PA; grandchildren Ryan and Tyler Gaydos, and Jessica and Natalie Brown; his wife, Sandra K. Brown, of Brownsville, Texas; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his late wife, Sandra S. Brown; an infant son Lon Allen Brown; brothers Paul (Barbara) and Charles (Phyllis) Brown, and sister Charlotte (Harold) Pauley.

 
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Nancy O. Braum

September 30, 2019 |

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

Nancy O. Braum, 69, of Elizabeth, passed away Thursday, September 26, 2019. She was born April 19, 1950 in Butler and was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Elizabeth (Stewart) Osche.  She worked as a library aid for the Elizabeth Forward School District, and also worked for Bell Telephone and Huntington Bank.

 
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Theresa "Terry" A. Unterseher

September 30, 2019 |

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

 Theresa "Terry" A. Unterseher, 75, of North Versailles, formerly of Duquesne, passed away with family by her side on Sept. 28, 2019.  She is the daughter of the late Gilbert Loveland and Laverne (Stein) Smith.  She is survived by her beloved husband Edward Unterseher; daughter Dawn (Paul) Kogut; son Edward (Gale) Unterseher; step grandson Ricky (Krystal) Martinelli; great grandson Nicholas; Aunt June Loveland; and she was also loved by many cousins, nieces, nephews, brother-in-laws and sister-in-laws.  Terry was a member of St. Joseph Church in Duquesne and graduated from Duquesne High School in 1963.  Friends received Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne, Thurs. from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8.  A funeral blessing will be held Friday, 10:00 am in the funeral home.  Interment following St. Joseph Cemetery.

 


Sophia A. Daily

September 30, 2019 |

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

Sophia A. Daily, age 95,  formerly of North Huntingdon, passed away September 27, 2019 at Mercy Medical Center in Canton, Ohio. She was born May 15, 1924 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Casmir and Mary Kruzek Wieliczko. Sophia was a former member of St. Agnes Church where she was a Christian Mother, prior to relocating to New Port Richey, Florida. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roland E. Daily; brothers, John, Edward, Frank and Stanley Welesko; and sister, Helen M. Joseph. She is survived by two sons, David R. Daily and his wife, Karen, Dennis R. Daily and his wife, Brenda; daughter, Diane D. Bahno and her husband, Anthony; brother, Joseph Welesko; eight grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.  Friends will be received from 9:30 to 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  A funeral service will follow at 10 a.m. Entombment in Westmoreland Memorial Park.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Dorothy J. West

September 29, 2019 |

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

Dorothy J. West, age 91 of Clairton, passed away on Saturday, September 28, 2019 in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.  Born September 1, 1928 in Clairton, she was a daughter of the late Isaac and Isabella (Walton) McIntosh.  Dorothy worked at the Hallmark Store in Clairton and also at Johnston's the Florist.  She is survived by her husband of 68 years Harry A. West; her children Andrew R. (Patricia) West of Clairton and Catharine (Craig) Supp of Elizabeth Twp.; her grandchildren Maj. Andrew (Tara) West of Pleasant Hills, Jessica (Douglas) Junecko of Port Vue, and Capt. Jeff (Lisa) West, currently stationed with the US Army; her great-grandchildren Ethan, Liam, and Sam West, Chloe Junecko, and Danielle Opfar; her great-great-grandchildren Mason, Rhiannon, and Jackson; and also nieces and nephews.  Besides her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by her siblings Isabella Rayer, and Thomas, James, and Frank McIntosh.

 
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Marilyn J. Lewis

September 28, 2019 |

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

Marilyn J. Lewis, age 69 of Bunola, passed away on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Havencrest Nursing Center.  Born January 19, 1950 in New Eagle, she was a daughter of the late William and Mary Catherine (Salka) Lewis.  A graduate of Penn State University, Marilyn worked as a custodian.  She was a member of St. Michael's Parish and enjoyed spending time with her many nieces and nephews.  Marilyn is survived by her siblings William (Linda) Lewis, Jr. of Haymarket, VA, Timothy (the late Charlene) Lewis of Dilliner, and Gregory (the late Andrea) Lewis of Bunola; and nieces and nephews.

 
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William Benick

September 28, 2019 |

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

William Benick, age 89, of McKeesport, died on Friday, September 27, 2019. He was born in McKeesport on December 19, 1929 and is the son of the late George and Rose Lechak Benick. He served in the Navy on the U.S. Destroyer, “The Fred T. Berry”, during the Korean Conflict. He retired as a safety director from Enamel Products and Plating and served as the union president.

 
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Eleanor R. Walsh

September 28, 2019 |

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

Eleanor R. Walsh, age 85, of Port Vue, died, September 26, 2019, at Kane Community Living Center. Born July 31, 1934, in Mckeesport, she was the daughter of the late John and Helen (Minnick) Whitehead and the wife of James J. Walsh for 65 years.

 
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Denis Craig Sechrist

September 28, 2019 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Denis Craig Sechrist, 65, of Somerset, previously of Glassport for 62 years, passed away at the U.P.M.C. Presbyterian Hospital in Oakland, Pittsburgh on Thursday, September 26, 2019. He was born in McKeesport to the late Harry Craig and Lois Forbes Sechrist on August 29, 1954. Denis is survived by his brother, Bruce D. (Carol) Sechrist, of Jessup, MD, and sister, June L. (Edgar) Weakland, of Somerset, and nephew, Bruce Edward Sechrist, of Somerset, and his cat, Silver. Denis graduated from South Allegheny High School in 1972, where he was equipment manager for football. After South Allegheny, Denis went on to CCAC, earning his Associate’s Degree in Applied Sciences. He was employed by Mellon Bank as a mail clerk, was an avid sports fan, most especially when it came to the Penguins. He also enjoyed keeping up with current events, television, and was known as an amateur performer at the Senior Center. Denis was a member of the First Baptist Church, in Glassport, and also the Roof Top Garden Christian Church, in Somerset. Family and friends will be received on Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 at E.C. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 235 Monongahela Ave, Glassport, PA 15045. A service will take place at the funeral home on Tuesday at 1:00, to be presided by Pastor Roy Worsham. Interment will follow at Lebanon Church Cemetery, West Mifflin. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


Robert P. Holuka

September 27, 2019 |

By William S. Skovranko Memorial Home | Posted in: William S. Skovranko Memorial Home

Robert P. Holuka, 73, of West Mifflin, originally from Duquesne, died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019. Born March 29, 1946 to the late John and Mary (Magdich) Holuka. He was also preceded in death by his older brother, John. Robert is survived by his former wife, Karen (Lunz) Holuka.

He is already terribly missed by his daughter, Amy Tricia Graham. She will never forget her childhood memories of having "feet fights" on the couch, him allowing her to put barrettes and bows in what hair he had left, watching boxing with him and of course she still has and uses the toy box he made for her many decades ago. She will be forever so proud of him and very gratefull she inherited his Bob Vila and MacGyver skills and his quirkiness.

 
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Joseph John Harchar

September 27, 2019 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Joseph John Harchar, 96, a resident of Jefferson Hills for 67 years, formerly of Glassport, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 25, 2019.  He was born in Glassport on May 4th, 1923 to the late John and Mary Jackabcin Harchar. Joseph was the loving husband of Mary Ducko Harchar for 67 years. He is also survived by his sons, Joseph Harchar, of Woodbridge, VA, John (Judie) Harchar, of The Woodlands, TX, Kenneth Harchar of Jefferson Hills, and Robert Harchar of Jefferson Hills, nephew, Sidney (JoAnne) Cicchini , of Belle Vernon, and nieces, Phyllis Usko, of Forward Township, and Claire Marie (Tony) Cicchini Monias of Belle Vernon and Diane (Ed) Hickley of Port Vue. Joseph was preceded in death by his brother, Albert, and sisters, Helen, Ann, Irene, Teresa, Bertha and infant siblings, Mamie, Mamie and John. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of WWII, and was awarded the WWII Victory Medal, American Campaign Medal, and the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal for his service. Joseph was a graduate of Penn State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering in 1949. He attained membership in Tau Beta P, National Honorary Engineering Society, Chi Epsilon National Honorary Civil Engineering Society. He was a member of the Phi Kappa fraternity while attending college and is a lifetime member of the Penn State Alumni Association. After graduating college his working career began at the American Bridge Company, and continued through several engineering firms including Koppers Corporation and ending with the U.S. Corps of Engineers for 25 years.  He was a project engineer on several local flood protection projects, and project manager on multipurpose dam projects from which he retired in 1983. After retirement he was selected to join President Ronald Reagan’s Goodwill Ambassador Team to go to China and consult with the Chinese on the construction of the recently completed dam on the Yangtze River. He had to refuse this appointment due to the simultaneous illness of his wife, who underwent successful cancer surgery during the same period. Joseph was a former member of St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church in Clairton, which later became part of St. Clare Assisi. He enjoyed walking in the woods, fishing, gardening, including his “WWII Victory Garden”, was an ardent sports fan, a hobbyist mechanic and tinkerer, and enjoyed bird-watching, and was a dedicated family man. Joseph was a member of many organizations including: the Society of American Military engineers, Who’s Who in Engineering (1982), U.S. Committee on Large Dams, American Society of Civil Engineers, Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers, Tou Beta Pi Engineering Honorary Society, Chi Epsilon Civil Engineers Honorary Society, former member of the Jefferson Hills Borough Planning Commission, St. Joseph’s Branch #479 of the First Catholic Slovak Union, and the National Slovak Society. Family and friends will be received on Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 at E.C. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 235 Monongahela Ave, Glassport, PA 15045. A service will take place on Tuesday, at 10:00 at St. Clare of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, in Clairton. Interment with military honors will follow at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, 1158 Morgan Road, Bridgeville, PA. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to: the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517, or National Audubon Society, 225 Varick St, New York, NY 10014, or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


Edgar William Budday Jr.

September 27, 2019 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Edgar William Budday Jr., age 67 of Jefferson Hills, PA, passed away peacefully on September 24th, 2019 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. He was born in McKeesport on August 11th 1952, to the late Edgar William Budday Sr. and Betty Jean (Wilson) Budday.  He is survived by his brothers, Joseph Budday, of Jefferson Hills and James R. (Anna) Budday of Wilson, N.C, and nephews, James Budday of Pittsburgh and Michael Budday, of North Carolina. Edgar was a self-employed contractor, he was also a marine that proudly served his country from 1972-1976 during Vietnam. Edgar was a previous officer of the American Legion Post 380 in Dravosburg, and a previous member of F&A Mason in Dravosburg. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Arrangements have been entrusted to SM FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N 6th Street, Clairton, PA 15025. Interment and a military service will scheduled at a later date at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


Debra A. Marnell

September 26, 2019 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

Debra A. Marnell, 64, of McKeesport, died Thursday, September 26, 2019 at Riverside Nursing Center.  Born in McKeesport, February 14, 1955, she was the daughter of the late Mary Ruzinsky.  She is survived by her husband, Frank J. Marnell; her daughter, Angel Pieseski of McKeesport; her son, Frank J. (Val Morschl) Marnell III of Verona; and her sister in law, Esther Ruzinsky.  She was preceded in death by her brother, Ron Ruzinsky.  She was a graduate of Serra Catholic High School.  Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 is in charge of funeral arrangements.