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Torrance A. Viviano

April 06, 2021 |

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

Torrance A. "Torry" Viviano, age 63, of West Mifflin, passed away on Sunday, April 4, 2021 at UPMC Presbyterian. He was a retired electrical engineer at Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory. A member of West Mifflin Community Baptist Church, he was a good provider for his family. He enjoyed ham radio and all electronics and photography. Born February 22, 1958 in Pittsburgh, he was a son of the late Dominic and Betty (Opfar) Viviano. He is survived by his son, Brandon T. (Chelsea Higgins) Viviano of Clairton; daughter, Kristen (Lydia Vota) Viviano of Wheeling, WV; grandchildren, James and Bella Viviano and Roman Higgins; former wife and friend, Kim Fleischer of White Oak; brother, Don (Connie) Viviano of Mt. Vernon, IN; and nieces and nephews, Tony Viviano, Nikki Viviano, Sarah Gillingham and Ben Painter. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 NOrth Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Thursday, April 8, 2021 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. In order to comply with Covid-19 restrictions, guests are required to wear masks and follow CDC social distancing guidelines. You may be asked to limit your visiting time so that all guests will have an opportunity to pay their respects. The family would like to express their understanding to those who are unable to attend due to the Covid-19 pandemic. A memorial service will take place on Friday, April 9, 2021 at 12 Noon in West Mifflin Community Baptist Church with Pastor William Strauch officiating. Burial is private in Round Hill Cemetery. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Georgia (Urquhart) Manns

April 05, 2021 |

By Robert A. Waters Funeral Home | Posted in: Robert A. Waters Funeral Home

Georgia (Urquhart) Manns, 89, died April 3, 2021. Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at Robert A. Waters Funeral Home, Inc., 2326 Jenny Lind St., McKeesport, PA 15132. Services will be private.

 


James E. Hammonds, Sr.

April 05, 2021 |

By Robert A. Waters Funeral Home | Posted in: Robert A. Waters Funeral Home

James E. Hammonds, Sr., 79, was born April 15, 1941, in Ashford, Alabama. He was the beloved son of the late William and Bloomie Rivers Hammonds. James departed this life on April 1, 2021, at his home in Clairton, PA. He was preceded in death by his wife, Daryl Haines Hammonds, and two sons, Edward and William “Billie” Hammonds.

James worked as a laborer in the construction industry. He was a former boxer and also enjoyed driving. James is survived by his three sons, Clifford Marise (Christie) Hammonds of Elizabeth, James Hammonds, Jr. of Pittsburgh, Richard Allen Hammonds of McKeesport; daughter, Carla Denise Hammonds of New Castle; 9 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; two brothers, William “Ditty” Hammonds, Charles Hammonds, both of Clairton; nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family, and friends.

 
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James D. Boot, Jr.

April 05, 2021 |

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

James D. Boot, Jr., of West Mifflin, age 79, died April 3, 2021. He was born in Greensburg, October 28, 1941 and is the son of the late James D. and Irma Ruth Anderson, Sr. He loved all music and played the guitar in many bands. He retired from Rudy’s Auto Service in Whitaker.

 
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Lynn Kocur

April 05, 2021 |

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

  Lynn Kocur, 68, passed away April 2, 2021 in Warminster, PA, formerly of West Mifflin, PA.  She was born on September 2, 1952 in McKeesport, PA  She is the daughter of the late John and Rose (Bacsi) Simo and beloved wife of the late Ernest Kocur.  Lynn is survived by her son John (Renee) Kocur; grandchildren Ryan and Avery and sister Sandra (Erwin) Vettel.  Lynn worked as a secretary at Bettis and was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Duquesne.  Friends will be received at Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne, on Friday from 10 am to Noon, at which time a funeral service will be held with Pastor John Gropp.  Interment following Jefferson Memorial Park.

 


James D. Myers

April 05, 2021 |

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

James Myers, 84, of Irwin, passed away Sunday, April 4, 2021 at his home.  He was born May 13, 1936 in Jeannette, a son of the late James F. and Lois (Raling) Myers.  Prior to his retirement, Jim was a construction supervisor and a farmer which he did all his life.  He was a veteran of the US Army and was a member of Westmoreland County Farm Bureau.  He is survived by his loving wife, Aileen Altimore Myers; stepsons, Will and Sean Faulkner; brother, Barry Myers and his wife, Wanda; and several nieces and nephews.  Friends will be received on Wednesday from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  A funeral service will take place on Thursday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment to follow in Mars Hill Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Lorraine A. (McGowan) Boberg

April 03, 2021 |

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

Lorraine A (McGowan) Boberg, 73, of Wilmerding died Monday, March 29, 2021.

She is survived by her husband of 44 years, John A. Boberg; three daughters – Christine and Mike Driscoll of North Versailles, Melissa and Matt McBride of Cleveland, Ohio, Patricia and Brian Dudley of North Huntingdon; six grandchildren. Nicolas (Alyssa) Shelley, Devin and Brady Novack and Kendall, Logan and Kayla Dudley.

She just recently became a great-grandmother to sweet baby girl Ryley Shelley and was anxiously anticipating the arrival of her first precious great-grandson Kolsyn Novack.

 
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Darryl D. Granata Sr.

April 03, 2021 |

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

Darryl D. Granata Sr., age 74, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, March 31, 2021. He was born September 29, 1946 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Salvatore and Margaret Granata. He was a longtime member of St. Agnes, and then the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Irwin.

He worked for over 25 years as a loan office at Union National Bank before working the rest of his career at Hamilton Buick in finance, sales and as inventory manager before retiring.

He is survived by his children Darryl (Diane) Granata Jr. of North Huntingdon and Kimberly (Bruce) Jennings of Irwin; grandchildren Jacob (Fiancé Megan Watts) Granata, Brittany (Avery) Sandor, Vicki Jennings, Amber Jennings, Christopher (fiancé Lauryn Gianotti) Granata; Dominic Granata and Olivia Granata; great granddaughter Aubree; and brother Frank (Joy) Granata of Atlanta, Georgia.

 
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Richard T. "Ricky" Stanoszek

April 03, 2021 |

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

Richard T. "Ricky" Stanoszek, 61, of North Huntingdon passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus on Good Friday, April 2, 2021, at home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Homestead on April 11, 1959, he was the son of Margaret "Midge" (Mihailoff) Stanoszek and the late Theodore "Hambone" Stanoszek. Rick was a self employed painter and proprietor of Rick's Painting and an avid Softball and Basketball player. In addition to his mother, he is also survived by his beloved wife, Diane (Cole) Stanoszek, two loving sons, Cory Stanoszek (Rachel Madden) and Cody Stanoszek (Ashley Harrigan), three sisters, Cindy (Dennis) Mitrik, Diane "DeeDee" Troutman, and Lori (Craig) Skovranko, and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews, and cousins.

 
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Richard “Dick” Keith Pealstrom

April 03, 2021 |

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

Richard "Dick" Keith Pealstrom, 93, passed away on Tuesday March 30, 2021. He was born in Holland, Michigan on October 11, 1927, but spent the majority of his childhood in Rock Island, Illinois where he graduated from Rock Island Senior High School. Following graduation, he enlisted in the Navy in September 1945. He graduated from two Navy radio communications schools and served as a communication technician in radio intelligence both on the island of Guam and at the Naval Intelligence Headquarters in Washington, DC, until his discharge in October, 1948.

After his service, he attended Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, where he received a BS degree in mathematics and worked as an Admission counselor at the University until his graduation. He then travelled to Wilmerding, PA, where he started working at the Westinghouse Air Brake Company (WABCO). It was here that he met his wife of 65 years, Lois “Audrey” Pealstrom, on a blind date. He retired from WABCO after 35 years as Manager, Advertising & Sales Promotion. He was well known for his creative ad campaign for painting the COBRA brake shoes red, and the Secret Order of the Red Cobra for his sales team.

While employed, he also served on the Board of Directors of the WABCO Federal Credit Union and was elected President of the Association of Railway Advertising Managers, an international organization. Upon retirement, he continued to stay active. He was a founding member of the Board of Directors of the George Westinghouse Museum Foundation and served in several offices for the twenty years of its existence.

He was also a founding elder of the West Hempfield Presbyterian Church, where he was the Chairman of the Building Committee for their first edifice. In recent years, he was able to discuss his Navy work and became a member of the US Naval Cryptologic Veterans Association. Dick and Audrey shared a love of history by volunteering at the Westmoreland County Historical Society where they assisted in organizing and cataloging collections.

In his spare time, he was an avid golfer (shooting his age at age 88), a creative and talented wood-worker, an enthusiastic collector of eagle figurines, and a voracious reader with a love of learning. His family always looked forward to his unique homemade birthday cards and Christmas gifts.

 
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Sherry Ann (Almasy) Nicholson

April 03, 2021 |

By Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home | Posted in: Jefferson Memorial Cemetery Funeral Home

Sherry Ann (Almasy) Nicholson, age 60, of Liberty Borough passed away on April 2, 2021.

Sherry is survived by her husband, William (Bill) Nicholson; stepchildren Brad W (Linea) Nicholson, Brianne (Leonard) Webb; step-grandchildren Dakota Nicholson, Teryn and, Victoria Webb; siblings Deborah (Todd) Schultz, Beth (Jay) Bratkowski and Leslie J (Amber) Almasy Jr.; Godmother of Kevin D Bratkowski; as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends.

 
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Dr. Joseph E. Michaels, PhD

April 03, 2021 |

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

Loving husband, father, grandfather, Dr. Joseph E. Michaels, PhD, age 81, of Whitehall, formerly of Duquesne, passed away at home, on Good Friday, April 2, 2021. Born on October 13, 1939, in Duquesne, he was the son of the late Joseph A. and Margaret T. (Curran) Michaels. Joseph attended Duquesne High School and joined the Navy after graduating. Upon discharge from the Navy, he attended Duquesne University and earned a Bachelor’s degree. He went on to the University of Pittsburgh to earn his Master’s degree and Doctorate in Philosophy (PhD). He was a teacher, dean, and principal for the Pittsburgh Public Schools, most recently Overbrook Elementary and he retired from Spring Garden Elementary. He was active in the Baldwin-Whitehall community in the Baldwin Manor Association, local speaker for the Whitehall library on historical topics, volunteered at the election polls and founded the Whitehall Aviation Modeler Associations. He authored 3 books on aviation aircraft and was an avid photographer who built model airplanes and enjoyed aviation photography.

 
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Robert Gerald Potts

April 03, 2021 |

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

Robert Gerald Potts, 92, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Saturday, April 3, 2021 at home. He was born October 24, 1928 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Robert Milford and Muriel (Celisha) Potts. He was the husband of the late Shirley Ann (Warwick) Potts who passed away April 13, 2007.

 
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Robert B. Bentz

April 03, 2021 |

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

Robert B. Bentz, age 82, of Elizabeth, died April 1, 2021, at UPMC McKeesport Hospital. Born January 3, 1939, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late William and Hilda (Blank) Bentz and the husband of Shirley (Gatto) Bentz for 62 years.

Robert was the owner of Stan's Transmission for 50 years. He has a passion for racing and shared that passion with his children by taking them to the track with him when they were children. His dedication to racing earned him a place in the Pittsburgh Circle Track Hall of Fame. In addition to his wife, he is survived by children, Robert C. (Janet) Bentz, Thomas J. (Nelly) Bentz, and Susan L. (Tom) DiBiaso; grandchildren, Stacy (Andrew) Stenglein, Lauren (Anthony) Boehm, and James DiBiaso; great-grandchildren, David and Evelyn, and his beloved dog Maggie.

 
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Louis Washowich

April 03, 2021 |

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

Louis Washowich, 81, peacefully passed away on Friday, April 2, 2021 in the comfort of his home surrounded by family. Lou is survived by his loving wife Jean, sons Michael (Missy) and Matthew (Jen Reck, Payton) and granddaughters Taylor, Haley & Lacey. Born in McKeesport, PA on July 8th, 1939, Lou grew up in a city that he later felt in life was his duty to serve.

 
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