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Nelle Enterline

September 18, 2020 |

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

Nelle Enterline, age 102 of White Oak, passed away on Thursday, September 17, 2020.  Born November 4, 1917 in Clairton, she was a daughter of the late Theodore and Marion (Hayden) Jackish.  A 1936 graduate of Clairton High School, Nelle was a former Tin Inspector at US Steel Irvin Works in West Mifflin and a member of Sampson's Mills Presbyterian Church in White Oak.  Besides her parents, Nelle was preceded in death by her husband Thomas Gayle Enterline who passed away May 17, 2007.  She is survived by many nieces and nephews, including Sharon Kelly-Vrontos of Turtle Creek and Dorothy Kyslinger of Versailles.

 
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Rochelle “Pixie” Diaz Cavendish

September 17, 2020 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Rochelle “Pixie” Diaz Cavendish, 59 of Clairton, formerly of Turtle Creek, passed away on Wednesday September 16th, 2020 at her home. She was born in McKeesport on May 2nd, 1961 to the late Joseph Diaz and Dorothy Trainer Diaz. Rochelle is survived by her three children, Steven Cavendish of McKeesport, Michael Cavendish, of West Homestead, and Charles (Khara) Cavendish, of New Franklin, OH, grandchildren, Kristian, Alexia, Skylie, and two other grandchildren, sisters Patricia Diaz of Clairton, Mary Nesky of Clairton, and Rose Polowsky of Clairton, and brothers Joseph (Darla) Diaz of Munhall, and Michael Diaz of Clairton. She was preceded in death by her sister Donna Stacey. Rochelle enjoyed crochet and quilting and making art. She was a home maker. Family and friends will be received on Saturday September 26th from 9-11am at S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th St, Clairton, PA 15025. A service will take place at 11. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the funeral home to defray costs or to www.fundthefuneral.com . Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


Elizabeth A. Turley

September 17, 2020 |

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

Elizabeth A. Turley, 82, of North Versailles, passed away peacefully Thursday, September 17, 2020 at Manor Care of Monroeville.  She was born December 13, 1937 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Augustus and Nellie (Churchfield) Frankford.  Prior to her retirement, Elizabeth was a secretary for Westinghouse Electric and later a bookkeeper for the Department of Aging.  She was member of Immaculate Conception Church, Irwin, enjoyed doing puzzles, reading and playing games on her Kindle, crocheting and was an avid Pittsburgh sports team fan.  In addition to her parents, Elizabeth was preceded in death by her husband, William Turley; brother, Francis Frankford; and sister, Sheila Kelley.  She is survived by her son, William (Kathi Carr) Turley; daughters, Paula (David) Patterson, Patricia (Reggie) Tabb, Janet (Tom Labuda) Bacco; ten grandchildren, Matthew, Carrie, Mark, Alexis, Allyson, Amanda, Nicholas, Nathan, Aidan and Declan.  Friends will be received from 2-8 p.m. on Sunday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  A funeral service will take place on Monday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment to follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles, PA.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society Breast Cancer Fund.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Anna Mae Oleyar

September 17, 2020 |

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

 Anna Mae Oleyar, age 86, of Port Vue, died September 14, 2020, at Senior Care Plaza.  Born November 8, 1933, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Victor and Margaret (Beres) Seibert and the wife of the late James A. Oleyar.  Anna Mae worked for G.C. Murphy in their office, Johnston the Florist and Yarborough Development in her later years.  She enjoyed bowling and was active in numerous local leagues throughout the years.  She loved to cook and was a wonderful baker. People still miss her delicious stuffed cabbage, nut rolls, cakes, and cookies.  She was a member of Mary Mother of God Parish, St. Patrick Church.

 
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Timothy E. Panico

September 17, 2020 |

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

Timothy E. Panico, age 55 of Herminie, passed away on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 in Excela Westmoreland Hospital in Greensburg.  Born November 7, 1964 in McKeesport, he is a son of the late Anthony P. and Claire A. (Stephens) Panico.  A service technician for Combustion Equipment Services in Pittsburgh, Tim was a member of the Wendell Club, a social member of the Herminie VFW, and an avid fisherman. 

 
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Keith Donald Nelson

September 17, 2020 |

By willig | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Keith Donald Nelson, age 44, of McKeesport, died September 12, 2020, at home. Born November 25, 1975, in Miami, FL, he was the son of Mark (Susan) Nelson of Yorktown, VA, and Karen (Kevana) Bishop of McKeesport.
Keith was a self-employed plumber. He attended First Evangelical Free Church of McKeesport. Keith was a hardworking, fun-loving son, father, and friend. He had the biggest heart and was always willing to lend an ear or a hand.

 
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Rosalyn Scott

September 16, 2020 |

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

Rosalyn Scott, 55, born on May 5, 1965, was the beloved daughter of the late Gilliam Morgan and Melvina (Scott) Raymond in McKeesport, PA. Rosalyn departed this life on September 11, 2020, and was also preceded in death by her grandson, Keith Jones.

Left to cherish her memories are her four sons, Howard Stuvaints of McKeesport, PA, Dalin Scott of Duquesne, Tyler Scott of Duquesne, Davall Stuvaints of McKeesport; daughter, Gionna Stuvaints of McKeesport; four grandchildren; sister, LaPerry Raymond of McKeesport; brother, James Raymond, Jr. of North Versailles; father of her children, Russell Stuvaints; nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.

 
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Robin Ruffin

September 16, 2020 |

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

Robin Ruffin was born on November 19, 1965 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to the late Roy Johnson, Sr. and her beloved mother, Lavelle Cook-Campbell. She peacefully passed away on Saturday, September 12, 2020, at home. She was also preceded in death by both her maternal and paternal grandparents, and nephew Sherrod Johnson.

Robin, a graduate of Wilkinsburg High School, was a fun and loving person. She was a dedicated mother first and foremost. She spent most of her life working in Childcare. Robin loved children. She treasured educating them and planning fun activities for them to do. A woman of true wisdom, she loved to read and write poetry.

 
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Mary Almetta Singleton–Randall

September 16, 2020 |

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

Mary Almetta Singleton–Randall was born on September 6, 1932 in Blythedale, Pa., to the late Joseph and Chosie Helena-Edwards Stoutamire. She triumphantly gained her wings and slipped peacefully away on Thursday, September 10, 2020, at UPMC East Hospital a few days after celebrating her 88th birthday.

Almetta, as she was known by many, held various jobs during her working career in Pennsylvania and Maryland utilizing her many talents which included workings as an accountant at Cox’s Department Store, McKeesport PA.  Years later, she utilized her great culinary skills as a cook at the University of Maryland in College Park Maryland (UMPC), where she retired in late 1990.

McKeesport was home for Almetta which is where she returned after her retirement from UMCP to care for her only sister Anna Long, who precedes her in death. She attended Ebenezer Baptist Church in Blythedale and Christ Temple AME Church in McKeeport PA.

 
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Robert S. Drowser

September 16, 2020 |

By willig | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Robert S. Drowser, age 64, of Jeannette, gained his wings September 14, 2020, with his wife, Colleen S. (Morris) Drowser, by his side. Born March 14, 1956, he was the son of the late Robert and Margaret (Lininger) Drowser.

 
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Connie L. Davis

September 16, 2020 |

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

Connie L. Davis, age 45, North Huntingdon, died September 14, 2020, at Transitions Healthcare. Born February 17, 1975, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, she was the daughter of Hank and Karen (Eby) Giesbrecht and wife of Lane Davis.  Connie graduated from the University of Lethbridge with two degrees and worked at Global Thermoelectric in Calgary, Alberta from 1997-1999, then as the Office Manager for NEDCO in Irwin from 1999-2008.  She loved playing her iPad games, watching movies and television, and listening to music.

 
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Andrew Justin Larson

September 16, 2020 |

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

Andrew Justin Larson, 29, West Palm Beach, Fl, formerly of North Versailles, passed away Monday, September 14, 2020. He was born November 14, 1990 in Pittsburgh and was the son of Harry A. "Howie" (Sharon) Larson of East McKeesport and Cheryl A. (Greg) Chronowski Berko of North Versailles. Andrew graduated from East Allegheny High School in 2009 and served in The US Air Force at Sheppard Air Force Base for almost 2 years. Andrew worked as a contractor doing home remodels, he also enjoyed working out, skydiving, snorkeling and pool & billiards. He was known as an avid cook and grillmaster as well. He loved his motorcycle and had plans to go to Palm Beach Bike Night and Bike Week. Most importantly, he loved his children more than words can say.

 
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Arvilla Mae Johnson

September 16, 2020 |

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

Our beloved mother, Arvilla Mae Johnson was born September 22, 1926 and through her almost 94 years, she has been a Godly mentor to not only her children but everyone she met.  On September 15, 2020 she went to the loving arms of her Lord and Savior.  Daughter of James and Florence Williams.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Frank Johnson Jr.; brothers, James Williams Jr., Richard Williams, Robert Williams; sister, Sara (Betty) Johnson and Mary Ann Henderson.  Surviving are her children, Frank (Carolyn) Johnson III, Paul (Rebecca) Johnson, Carol (Donald) Hart; 9 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; and sister, Lois Friedline.  Friends will be received from 10-11:30 a.m. on Monday at the Open Door Baptist Church, 970 N. Main Street, Greensburg, with a funeral service to follow.  Interment will be private in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sun Crest Hospice, 4075 Monroeville Blvd., Suite 210, Monroeville, PA  15146.   Arrangements were made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


L. James Auberle

September 16, 2020 |

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

L. James Auberle, 92, of North Huntingdon, passed away Sunday, September 13, 2020.  He was born July 19, 1928 in McKeesport, a son of the late Logan Mains and Lillie Mae (Davis) Auberle.  Prior to his retirement, James was a manager for Bell Telephone for 42 years, a veteran of the US Navy having served during the Korean War Era, and a member of Mary, Mother of God Catholic Church, McKeesport.  He was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan and enjoyed bowling, golfing and fishing.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Arthur Joseph Auberle.  He is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Mary (Savona) Auberle; son, Dr. James Auberle; daughter, Karen Hathcock and her husband, Rick; sister, Donna;  grandchildren, Melissa (Jacob) Studer, Christine Auberle; great-grandson, Jackson Asher.  Services are private.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mary, Mother of God Parish, McKeesport in memory of James.  Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Arnetha Lee Sallie

September 16, 2020 |

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

Arnetha Lee Sallie was born on June 15, 1924, and raised in Monongahela, PA. She was the loving daughter of the late Robert Lee and Lucinda Mitchell. Arnetha departed this life on September 7, 2020. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Sallie, Sr., brother, Sylvester Lee, and sister, Dorothy Hawley.  

Arnetha resided in McKeesport, PA.  She graduated from LaSalle University with an Associate’s degree and worked as a CPA.  She was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church until 2004, at which time she relocated to Las Vegas to live with her daughter after her husband James passed away.  She loved sitting for hours reading her books and cards that her children and grandchildren sent to her.  Another one of her joys was celebrating holidays, birthdays and just being with her family. She had been trying to get back home ever since she left McKeesport.  Now we can say that sixteen years later she “Finally Made it Home.”

 
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