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Liguori B. "Buck" Conley, Jr.

August 07, 2019 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Liguori B. "Buck" Conley, Jr., 94, of South Park, formerly of Glassport, died Aug. 7, 2019.  He is the son of the late Liguori B. and Mary Conley, Sr. and beloved husband of the late Agnes D. Conley.  He is survived  by his sons James P. Conley, John F. (Janet) Conley and Robert T. Conley; Grandchildren Jennifer Sevier, John (Susie) Conley, Jr., Sara (John) Haver, Breanne Conley and Paige (Michael) Seelhorst; as well as 6 great grandchildren: John Francis, III (Kelsey), Frankie, Johnny, Sierra, Emery and Blake.  He was preceded in death by son Daniel; siblings Helen, Betty, Mary Agnes, Francis and Catherine; and daughters-in-law Jeanne and Susan.  In his life, Liguori was a member of the Queen of the Rosary Parish, American Legion, VFW and PNA.  He was also a Small Arms Expert while proudly serving in the U.S. Marine Corps during WWII in the South Pacific. Family and friends received at Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport on Sat. from 6-8 and Sun. from 2-4 and 6-8.  A funeral mass will be held Mon. 10:00 am at Queen of the Rosary Parish.  Interment following New St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles.

 


Frances R. Colonna

August 07, 2019 |

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

Frances R. Colonna, age 90 of Clairton, passed away at home on Wednesday, August 7, 2019.  Born November 7, 1928 in Clairton, she was a daughter of the late Mariano and Cleria (Calabrese) Rossi.  A member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish - where she was a former Lector, Eucharistic Minister and church council member - Frances was also a member of the former Sons of Columbus Ladies' Genova Council #6 of Clairton.  She joins her husband, the late Peter Colonna, who passed away August 12, 1992, and her siblings Michael Rossi and Norina D'Antonio.  Frances is survived by her children Thomas Colonna of Glassport and Andrea Bischoff of Hillsborough, NJ; her grandchildren Laura Elwell and Jennifer and Leland Colonna; her great-grandchildren Daniel, Benjamin, Sara, Mary, Anna, Holly, Joseph, and William Elwell; her nephew John and niece Claire D'Antonio; and her remaining nieces and nephews.

 
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Edward "Jerry" Benick

August 06, 2019 |

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

Edward “Jerry” Benick, age 85 of McKeesport, died Tuesday, August 6, 2019.  He was born in McKeesport on Oct. 31, 1933 and is the son of the late George and Rose Lechak Benick and the husband of the late Joyce Daerr Benick who died February 14, 2014. 

He was employed at National Tube in Duquesne until he retired.  He was a member of St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church and enjoyed travelling over the years.

He is survived by his brother, William Benick of McKeesport; sister, Margaret Evans of Rosemeade, California; nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews.  In addition to his wife, Joyce, he is preceded in death by brothers, John and Albert Benick; and sisters, Elizabeth McCusker, Ann Francis and Rose Mihalo.

Family and friends will be received at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation and Mortuary Services, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, supervisor, 412-678-6177), on Thursday, August 8, 2019 from 3:00 until 7:00 pm. (Parastas Services will be held at 4:00 pm).  Divine Liturgy will take place on Friday, August 9, 2019 at 10:30 am in St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church in McKeesport.  Burial will follow.   To share a memory or condolence visit strifflerfuneralhomes.com.   

 


Allene Currie

August 06, 2019 |

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

Allene Currie, 100 of West Mifflin, died Aug. 5, 2019.  She is the beloved wife of the late Henry M. Currie, Sr.  Allene is survived by her children Carol Elaine Spencer, Henry McKinley Currie, Jr and Barbara (Kate) Currie Brown and was preceded in death by 15 siblings.  She was a former member of the Church of the Living God in Duquesne and volunteered at the Salvation Army.  Friends will be received at the Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne on Thur., Aug. 8, 2019 from 2-4 and 6-8.  A funeral service will be held Fri., Aug. 9, 2019 at 11:00 am in the funeral home with Rev. Barbara DeBruce officiating.  Interment following at the Holy Name Cemetery.

 


David W. Benvin

August 06, 2019 |

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

David W. Benvin, age 62, of White Oak, died Thursday, August 1, 2019.  He was born in McKeesport on March 9, 1957 and is the son of the late William F. and Mary McNeilis Benvin. 

He was a journeyman who handled the asbestos removal of many building sites for Laborers’ Local Union #373.  He enjoyed hunting and collecting antiques but mostly loved camping with his children and grandchildren.

 
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Rosemary (Oeler) Shipe

August 06, 2019 |

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

Rosemary (Oeler) Shipe, born October 11, 1924, returned to the Lord on August 3, 2019.

Rosemary O. Shipe, née Oeler, 94 3/4 yrs., after nearly 44 years apart, is reunited with the love of her life, John J. "Jack" Shipe.  Simul in aeteraum.  Married just short of 20 years, they were blessed with 7 children.  She attended Thompson Business School in McKeesport and worked as a clerk at USS Duquesne Works prior to marriage and raising a family.

A never-ending curiosity and wonder of the world, love of language, and card playing kept her sharp her whole life.  She started the latter as a young girl, joining her mother's card club (her youth and her skill making her the least, well-liked player).  High school Latin aided her cross-wording, Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy passions to the end.

 
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William G. "Bill' Barker

August 06, 2019 |

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

William G. "Bill' Barker age 63, of Upper St. Clair formerly of Duquesne passed away on August 3, 2019. He was a son of Patricia (King) Barker of West Homestead and the late William “Punch” Barker; Bill was the building superintendent at the Plaza on Mt. Washington. He was a Marathon runner having completed over 20 marathons. Beloved husband and best friend of Dee (Caldwell) Barker for 26 years; father of Bethany Barker of Hazelwood, Brooke (Jamon) Chavis of Tennessee and Billy John Barker of White Oak; grandfather of Tahyla Daniels, Solomon Barker, Margaus Barker, Elonna Walker, Brooklyn Chavis, Madison Chavis and expecting an additional grandchild; brother of Mary Ann (Richard) Dobos of Hunker, Wayne (Georgia) Barker of West Mifflin and Jean Marie (Dr. John) Swade of West Homestead. There will be no visitation or services. Arrangements entrusted to MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, Duquesne.

 


Carrie S. Lester

August 06, 2019 |

By Editor | Posted in: Obituary

Carrie S. Lester, 90, died Aug. 2, 2019. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Aug. 8 at St. Paul A.M.E. Church, 1350 Locust St., McKeesport, PA, where a funeral service will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Aug. 9. Interment to follow at McKeesport & Versailles Cemetery, Fifth Ave., McKeesport. Arrangements in charge of Tunie Funeral Home, Inc., 218 E. 11th Ave., Homestead, PA 15120, (412) 462-6466.

 


Marguerite Elizabeth Accoo

August 06, 2019 |

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

Marguerite Elizabeth Accoo, 92 years old of Duquesne, Pennsylvania, departed this life on Saturday, August 3, 2019, in UPMC Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

She was born December 3, 1926, in Long Branch, New Jersey, daughter of the late Joseph and Lena E. Smith Swain; She was also preceded in death by her husband, Rudolph V. Accoo, Sr. and daughter, JoAnn Accoo.

She worked as a Manager in the Uniform Department at Top Hat Cleaners in Long Branch, New Jersey.  She like going fishing and crabbing and also loved to watch Western movies.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Cecilia Crawford of Duquesne; son, Rudolph V. (Brenda) Accoo, Jr. of Saginaw, Texas; eleven grandchildren, twenty-five great-grandchildren, thirty-three great-great-grandchildren, and one  great great great grandson; sister-in-law, Janie Accoo of Long Branch, New Jersey, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

 
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Manuel “Manny” Grueso

August 05, 2019 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Manuel “Manny” Grueso, 73, of Glassport, formerly of Clairton, passed away at home on Friday, August 2, 2019. He was born in Raysal, WV on November 9, 1945 to the late John R. and Emma Brown Grueso. Manuel is survived by his sisters: Marie Warren, of Lebanon, PA, and Grace (John) Bindas, of North Huntingdon, PA, as well as nieces, and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his brother, William E. Grueso, and brother-in-law, Eddie Warren. Manuel was formerly employed by U.S. Steel, and was known as a lover of cats. Private services have been entrusted to S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 North 6th Street, Clairton, PA 15025, to be followed by private inurnment at Round Hill Cemetery in Elizabeth. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to: Animal Friends, 562 Camp Horne Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237.Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


Angelo Santella

August 05, 2019 |

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

On Monday July 29, 2019, Angelo Santella, age 97 of North Versailles, son of the late Pasquale and Philomena (Orfitelle) Santella.  Beloved husband of Julia Santella.  Loving father of Angelo Santella, Jr., and Patrick Santella.  Brother of Anna Marie Hook and Elaine Soulier. Five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.  Preceded in death by sisters Mary, Margaret, and brother Anthony.

 
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Richard W. “Dick” Janosko

August 05, 2019 |

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

On Friday August 2, 2019, Richard W. Janosko, age 85, went home to be with the Lord.   Son of the late John and Mary Janosko. Husband of  Geraldine (Hruska) Janosko.  Loving father of  Mark (Christine) Janosko, Mickey (Melodi) Janosko, and Matthew Janosko.  Beloved grandfather of Ashley, Kevin, Emily, Parker, Kendall, and Traynor. 

Richard was the youngest of 13 children.  He is preceded in death by all his siblings.  He served honorably in the US Army where he played Football and Baseball.  Richard worked as a Prison Guard in Phila. from 1962-65, the USS Research Lab in Monroeville, and was a consultant to several other companies including Davy Dravo, Mesta, and Rust Engineering.

 
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Genevieve “Jenny” D. (Frew) Frye

August 05, 2019 |

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

Genevieve “Jenny” D. (Frew) Frye, age 86, of North Huntingdon passed away Saturday, August 3, 2019. She was born June 19, 1933 in Blairsville, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frew. She was a long-time member of the First Presbyterian Church in Irwin. She was the proud owner of Frye’s Garden Center in North Huntingdon for over 20 years before closing. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband Earl Kenneth Frye Sr.; sisters Ruth, Grace and June; and brother Carl. She is survived by her children John R. Frew of Export, Margaret Svitko of 84 and Earl (Melissa) Frye Jr. of State College; grandchildren Ashley (Rich), Bella and Tony; and great grandchildren Summer, Willow and Meadow.
 
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Beverly A. Bluman

August 05, 2019 |

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

Beverly A. Bluman, 74, of Turtle Creek, passed away Friday, August 2, 2019. She was born September 27, 1944 in Turtle Creek, a daughter of the late William and Thelma (Smith) Bluman. She was a 1962 graduate of Turtle Creek High School, and prior to retirement worked at Westinghouse from 1962-1976, Kelly Services from 1978-1982, and GTE from 1982-1986. Beverly was a dear friend to many. In addition to her parents Beverly is preceded in death by her loving brother William Bluman and her nephew David Bluman. She is survived by her sister in law Patricia Bluman; she was a loving and treasured aunt to Pam (George) Rain of Manor, Thomas Bluman of California, and Daniel Bluman of Manor; six great nieces and nephews and four great great nieces and nephews.
 
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Stephen “Steve” M. Brunecz III

August 05, 2019 |

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

Stephen “Steve” M. Brunecz III, age 60, of North Huntingdon passed away Friday, August 2, 2019. He was born October 31, 1958 in Cleveland, Ohio, a son of the Stephen (Kay) Brunecz and the late Joanne Brunecz. He worked his whole career in construction, and had spent the last ten years as a Sr. Project Manager with Rycon Construction in Pittsburgh. He was an avid golfer and loved listening to Neil Diamond songs and working with model trains. In addition to his mother, he is preceded in death by his brother Russell Brunecz. In addition to his father, he is survived by his wife of 32 years Jody E. Brunecz; son Hunter Brunecz; brother Phillip Brunecz of Easton, Maryland; and sister Dawn (Rob) Cichon of Mandarin, Connecticut.
 
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