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Cheryl Joy Stipkovits

May 09, 2024 |

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

Writing with a heavy heart, Cheryl Joy Lorincz Stipkovits lost her battle with multiple ailments, May 8, 2024, and will be sorely missed. Born January 15, 1962, she is the daughter of Elmer and June Lorincz of Elizabeth Township, PA.

 
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Lucille S. Rippel

May 08, 2024 |

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

Lucille S. (Lucy) Rippel, age 91, of Forward Township, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, May 8, 2024, at The Residence at Hilltop. Lucy was born on March 17, 1933, in Elizabeth, and was the daughter of the late Robert and Sara Jane (Roberts) Swisher. In 1954, she married Albert P. “Bud” Rippel, and they enjoyed a long and happy life together at their home, Rippel Farm, in Forward Township, until his passing in November 2018. Throughout her life, Lucy made sure to note the beauty around her, and encouraged others to notice it too.  Some of her favorite things included:  fragrant lilacs, the beautiful night sky, the soft pink blooms of dogwood trees, and the beating wings of the ruby-throated hummingbirds that flocked to her feeders every spring and summer.  Her memory lives on each time we notice one of these beautiful things too. Lucy’s Christian faith was very important to her, and she shared it with many.  In her later years, she spent time ministering to others by sharing a favorite book, Jesus Calling, with those she thought might need some extra encouragement.  There is no doubt she impacted many lives with this thoughtful gift. She was a dedicated mother and an especially gifted grandmother.  Lucy had a special habit of praying for her many family members each day— in order, from oldest to youngest.  She was always thrilled when she was able to add another family member to her list with the addition of great-grandchildren over the years! She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert P. “Bud” Rippel.  Lucy is survived by her daughters, Nancy Ann (Kenneth) Hall of Picayune, MS and Cindy Lou Halliday of Acworth, GA; and her sons, Ronald A. (Debbie) Rippel of Forward Township, and C. David Rippel of Forward Township.  She is also survived by her grandchildren, Summer (Jonathan) Pepe of Elizabeth Township, Joel (Julie Anne) Rippel of Forward Township, Kristine (Blake) Gibasiewicz of Irwin, Jason Rippel of Forward Township, Jeremy Rippel of Forward Township, Douglas (Kristen Hunter) Hall of St. Louis, MO, Julie (Trent) Marchman of Jackson, MS, and Logan Halliday of Acworth, GA; as well as her great-grandchildren, Parker and Peyton Pepe, JD and Jolene Rippel, Danielle and Andi Gibasiewicz, Rudy and Jaclyn Hall, and Carter and Ava Marchman.  She also leaves behind many nieces and nephews. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to her compassionate and dedicated caregiver, Zoe Forsythe. Lucy was deeply loved and will be forever missed. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth on Friday, May 10, 2024, from 6 to 8 PM.  A funeral service will take place on Saturday, May 11, 2024, at 11 AM in the funeral home chapel with Chaplain Donna Schmoyer officiating. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery in Elizabeth Township. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com

 


Dolores R. Strutt

May 08, 2024 |

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

Dolores R. (Hazuka) Strutt, age 93, of Port Vue, passed away on Wednesday, May 8, 2024 at her son’s home. She was a member of St. Joachim and Anne Parish. She was a crossword enthusiast and in her younger years liked to camp. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Born August 15, 1930 in Braddock, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Julia (Baga) Hazuka and wife of the late Francis E. "Scotty" Strutt. She is survived by daughter, Debbie (Don) Martin; sons, Jeff (Adele) Strutt and Michael (Kelly) Strutt; grandchildren, Adam (Brittany Lieb) Martin, Amanda (Kevin) Calcara, Kristina (Michael) Shuey, Stephanie (Carmen) Teolis, Kaitlyn (Robert) Cross, Alyssa Strutt and Zachary Strutt; great-grandchildren, Ayla, Wesley, Penelope, Emmett, Cameron, Tyler, Luca, Lucy, Alex, Dante, Axel, Bridgette and Bryce; also, nieces and nephews. A special thank you to OSPTA Hospice for their loving care and support. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by son, Gregory E. Strutt, and siblings, Stephanie, Albina, Mary, John, Lou, Pete and Andy. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Friday, May 10, 2024 from 4-8 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Saturday, May 11, 2024 at 10 AM in St. Joachim and Anne Parish, St. Michael Church in Elizabeth Twp. with Bishop Paul J. Bradley, Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Steubenville officiating. Burial will follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park, North Huntingdon. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Nelson Lynch

May 08, 2024 |

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

Nelson Lynch, 93, of Liberty Boro, passed away Tuesday, May 7, 2024, at home surrounded by his family. He was born on July 19, 1930 in Versailles and was the son of the late William Nelson and Edna (Simeral) Lynch. He was the loving husband of 64 years to the late Margaret Jane Lynch, who passed away May 16, 2014. He was a retired Courier for Trans America. He loved woodworking, fixing homes and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. 
 
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Margaret M. Ratesic

May 08, 2024 |

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

Margaret M. Ratesic, age 91, originally from McKeesport, died May 5, 2024, at Westmoreland Manor. Born February 27, 1933, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late John and Erma (Brunori) Walker and wife of the late Edward Ratesic.  Margaret, better known as Peg or Peggy, had her kitchen always filled with the delightful aromas of her signature treats - hoho cake, cherry squares, 7-layer jello, and Christmas cookies, each made with love and shared generously with family and friends. Peg carried on the tradition of having family get togethers for holidays at her house, including Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter. She labored in the kitchen preparing for these celebrations by cooking turkey, ham, stuffed cabbage, breaded chicken, and her famous desserts.  In her younger years, Peg loved to bowl with her husband in a couples league, and go dancing at the Palisades in McKeesport. Peg had a fondness for bingo and the exhilaration of trips to Las Vegas with her husband, where she delighted in the bright lights, slot machines, and captivating shows. Most of all, Peg cherished the time spent with her grandchildren, showering them with love and affection. She loved to give generous gifts to her kids and grandkids, and holidays and birthdays were filled with hours of unwrapping all the treasures she had bought for everyone.

 
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Beverley A. Unnone

May 07, 2024 |

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

Beverly A. Unnone, age 85 of North Huntingdon died May 7, 2024 at UMPC East, Monroeville. She was born May 23, 1938 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Marino and Della Deroma Giuntoli.  Beverly was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, North Huntingdon. She enjoyed trips to the casinos and spending time with her family. Prior to her retirement, she was employed as an office manager for various doctor's offices. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her grandaughter, Caley Gilligan. She is survived by her beloved husband Michael R. Unnone, one son, Michael (wife Judy), two daughters, Andrea Haubrich (husband Kevin), Paula Blacksmith (husband Edward), seven grandchildren, Joshua Haubrich (Abby), Jacob Haubrich (Sarah), Sean Blacksmith, Benjamin Blacksmith, Elizabeth Shinnick (Jake), Heather Gilligan and  Austin Unnone, five  great grandchildren, Jordy, Jaxon, Luca, Cloud and Haven. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Monday from 2-4, 6-8 p.m. A funeral mass will be held Tuesday at 9:30 A.M. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's hospital. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Dolores H. Gasdick

May 07, 2024 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Dolores H. Gasdick, 90, of Glassport died May 7, 2024.  She is the daughter of the late Michael and Helen (Sabo) Limberger.  She is survived by her sons Edward (Sherry) Gasdick and Jeffrey (Marianne) Gazdich; daughter-in-law, Veronica Gasdick; sister Rosemary Green; also many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her sons Michael Gasdick and John Gasdick and brother William (the late Irene) Limberg.  Dolores was a  former member of St. Cecilia's Parish and was the co-owner/operator of the Wagon Wheel Bar.  Friends will be received at the Wojciechowski Funeral Home on Mon. from 4 to 8.

 


Doris Mae Pry

May 06, 2024 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Doris Mae Pry, 96, of Irwin, formerly residing in Dravosburg for 70 years, passed away on Monday, May 6, 2024, at her home.  She was born in Homestead on January 18, 1928 to the late Wendelinous and Alice Clark Mayer. Doris was the loving wife of 57 years to the late William A. Pry, who preceded her in death in 2003. Doris is survived by her daughters Michelle L. Pry, of Dravosburg, and Suzzann K. (Mark) Patrick, of North Huntingdon, son William L. (Eileen) Pry, of Elizabeth, grandchildren; Nicole Sharkey, Angela (Philip) Grand, Jill (Donny) Higinbotham, Alicia (Paul) King, Ed (Stacey) Galiza, Chrissy (Josh) Cofano, Mike Pry, Tiffeni Furman, Chad (Alaina) Patrick, and Scott (Lauren) Patrick, twenty-one great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her infant daughter, Connie, brother, Russell Mayer, and nephew David Mayer. She was a member at the Catholic Holy Angels Parish in Hays and was involved in a card club and coffee club. Doris worked as the head cook at Taylor Allderdice High School, and also at McKeesport Hospital as an escort. She enjoyed playing bingo and crochet. She also loved Norman Rockwell figurines. Family and friends will be received on Thursday, May 9, 2024 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at I.M FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 203 4th St, Dravosburg, PA 15034. A service will take place at the funeral home on Friday at 10:00 am to be followed by interment at Jefferson Memorial Park. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 


Jeffery David Richel

May 06, 2024 |

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

Jeffery David Richel, age 52, of Port Vue, PA, died on May 3, 2024. He was born August 31, 1971, and is the son of Charles and Susan Holtzman Richel of Port Vue, PA.

 
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Ricardo A. Vazquez, Sr

May 06, 2024 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Ricardo “Ricky” A. Vazquez, Sr., 57, of Glassport died unexpectedly on Sunday May 5, 2024, two days before turning 30 for the 29th time. He is the son of Donna (Bortak) Miller and the late Richard Miller.  He is survived by his beloved wife Nancy (Coll) Vazquez; children Christopher (Ashley) Poston, Nick (Kim) Webb, Desiree (Dane Williams) Vazquez, Brandi (Alexis Climes) Coll, Brittani Coll, Brandon Coll and Ricardo Vazquez Jr. ; grandchildren Jayleigh, Jayce, Jamison, Emma, Maddi, Evelyn, Jaxon, Bella and Rowan; sisters Janine Hampton, Jade Wardo and Amanda (Eric) Rausch; brother Rich (Kathy) Miller, Jr.; also many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death  by is brother Misael Vazquez with whom he loved dearly and missed everyday. Ricky was a dedicated man, known to never turn his back to hard work, he worked at U.S Steel for 19 years before his health led to him starting his own painting and handyman business. Ricky was a lifelong firefighter and dedicated his life to serving others and belonged to the former Glassport Reliance Hose Company #2, current Glassport Citizen Hose Company #1 and Port Vue Vigilant Hose #1 and took pride in his community. Recently, he was elevated to a Master Mason through the Omni Masonic Lodge #582 F&AM which was a source of happiness for him. Ricky had a larger than life presence and was rarely a stranger anywhere he went. Known for his amazing hugs, that would squeeze the breath out of you, and always being able to put a smile on anyone’s face. He was an avid Steelers fan and could be found many Sundays in his recliner yelling at the team as if he were on the sidelines coaching himself. He would rarely pass up an opportunity to spend time with family or friends or to indulge in a ice cold I.C Light. Though 57 years was not enough  with him, everyone can agree that there would never have been a right time for him to leave.  His family, while devastated, is taking time to reflect on the incredible memories they have made with him and encourage his friends and the community to do the same. Glassport will never again be the same without Ricky and we are forever grateful for his work within the community. Friends will be received at the Wojciechowski Funeral Home on Wednesday from 2 to 8  and a viewing will occur on Thursday from 9 to 10:30 at which time a funeral blessing will be held thereafter. Interment following at Calvary Cemetery, Port Vue. Following interment, there will be a celebration of life at Club #22 and all are welcome. 

 


Stanley J. Chronowski

May 06, 2024 |

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

Stanley John Chronowski, Sr., age 99, died peacefully on Saturday, May 4, 2024, in the comfort of his home in White Oak.  Born April 7, 1925, in Wyoming, PA, he was the son of the late George and Loretta (Dunsavage) Chronowski and the loving husband of 68 years of Agnes Richards Chronowski.  Stanley is a beloved father of Stanley Jr. (Cindy) of Damascus, MD; Peter (Jackie) of Spring City, PA; Cathleen (Robert) Condrac of Level Green; Carol (Corey) McHaddon of White Oak; Cheryl (Gregory) Berko of North Versailles; Charlene (Matthew) Sedlak of White Oak; daughter-in-law, Rose Ann Chronowski of White Oak.

 
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Joseph A. "Ohy" Ference

May 06, 2024 |

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

Joseph A. "Ohy" Ference, age 90 of Clairton, passed away on Monday, May 6, 2024 in Riverside Nursing Center, McKeesport.  Born July 3, 1933 in Clairton, he was a son of the late John and Anna (Bartos) Ference.  A US Army Veteran, a retired yardman for Fagen's Lumber in Verona who also worked as a foreman at Busy Beaver, and a member of Triumph of the Holy Cross Parish - St. Clare of Assisi Church, Clairton, Joseph was preceded in death by his wife, the late Alberta (Buchina) Ference, who passed away in 1993.  He is survived by his sons Kenneth (Patricia) Ference of Bellevue, James (Amy) Ference of Clairton, and Alex (the late Allison) Ference of Alabama; his grandchildren Steven (Julie) Ference, Kristen (Gary) Smith, Alexis Nicole (Gage) Rollo, and Zachary Ference; his great-grandchildren Austin, J.J., Brayden, Olivia, Carly, Jacob, and Gage, Jr.; his siblings Edward Ference of Elizabeth, Susan Sholl of Baltimore, MD, Rita Tripoli of West Mifflin, Natalie Ference of Butler, and Mike (Teri) Ference of Phoenix, AZ; his ex-daughter-in-law Cindy Culbersome; and also nieces and nephews.  Besides his parents and wife, Joseph was preceded in death by his brother John "Zack" Ference; and sister Mary Elizabeth Ference.

 
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Julianne Sprites

May 06, 2024 |

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

Julianne Sprites, age 55 of Jefferson Hills, passed away with her family by her side on Saturday, May 4, 2024 in Jefferson Hospital.  Born July 10, 1968 in Pittsburgh, she was a daughter of Joan (Batinich) Atkinson of Jefferson Hills and the late James Atkinson.  A former warranty administrator for Bowser Automotive in Pleasant Hills, Julianne was a member of Triumph of the Holy Cross Parish - St. Thomas a Becket Church in Jefferson Hills.  In her spare time, she loved to play bingo, travel, but most of all spend time with her family.  Besides her mother, Julianne is survived by her husband of 24 years James Sprites, her children Olivia and Raymond Sprites, her sisters Mary Carol (Bob) Limegrover of Jefferson Hills and Patricia Atkinson of Trafford, her mother-in-law Charlotte "CeCi" (the late Raymond) Sprites of South Park, and also many nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Besides her father, she was preceded in death by her sisters Joan Mitchell and Beverly Cutshall.

 
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Sharen Ann Honick

May 05, 2024 |

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

Sharen Ann Honick, 69, of Elizabeth Township passed away Saturday, May 4, 2024 surrounded by her family. She was born in McKeesport on March 17, 1955 and was the daughter to the late John R. and Grace (Moffett) Farrell. After high school, Sharen attended NYACK Bible College and also received an Associates from the McKeesport Hospital Nursing Program, and worked many years as a Cardiovascular Monitor Technician for Forbes Regional Hospital. She loved baking for friends, family, and especially for Christmas.
 
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Gloria Jean Hamilton

May 03, 2024 |

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

Gloria Jean Hamilton, age 71, of Duquesne, passed away on Thursday, May 2, 2024, in UPMC Magee. Born in Duquesne on July 18, 1952, she was the daughter of the late Donald and Mary Lou (Ray) Hamilton.

She was retired from Foodland at Duquesne Village with 22 years of service, formerly worked at Kennywood, and volunteered at the Duquesne Family Support Center. She enjoyed bingo, going to the casino and loved animals

She is the mother of Arthur “Rick” (Kathryn) Hamilton of Harrington, DE and James “Jimmy” (Tamla) Leftwich of West Mifflin; grandmother of Jamai Leftwich, Codey Hamilton, Tahlor Leftwich, Arthur “Rick” Hamilton Jr., Ashton Hamilton, Gracie Mae Hamilton, and Ivy Leftwich; great grandmother of Ambri Leftwich; sister of Donald Hamilton of Duquesne, Mary Carman of Duquesne, Jackie Mehrmann of Duquesne, late Doris “Dee Dee” Hamilton and late Patricia Leatherwood.

Memorial Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 9, 2024 from 4-8 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 where a Funeral Service will take place following visitation at 8:00 p.m., with Rev. Eric Ewell, officiating.

Memorial Contributions may be made to a local humane society