Rita M. Popelas

April 06, 2019 |

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

Rita M. Popelas, age 92, of White Oak, died April 3, 2019, at Allegheny General Hospital. Born May 3, 1926, in East McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Guy W. and Julia Ann (Betz) Hampton and the wife of the late Carl F. Popelas.

 
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Mary Patricia “Patsy” Sprentz Priselac Megliss

April 06, 2019 |

Published By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Mary Patricia “Patsy” Sprentz Priselac Megliss, 86, a resident of Lincoln Boro for over 60 years, passed away on Thursday, April 4th 2019 at the John J. Kane Regional Center in McKeesport. She was born on August 1st, 1932 in Rilton, PA to the late Frank and Sarah Turnbull Sprentz.  Patsy was the loving wife of over 50 years to the surviving John J. Megliss. She is also survived by her children; Karen Linn of Elizabeth, and Holly Megliss of Lincoln Boro, granddaughter Jessica (David) Gross of Elizabeth, great-grandchildren Emma and Jackson Gross of Elizabeth, and her dog Rico.  Patsy was an avid reader, was an excellent cook and baker, enjoyed gardening and tending to her beautiful roses, and loved animals. She was a member of the St. Marks Church in Liberty Boro. Patsy was preceded in death by her son, Steven M. Priselac, siblings, Ethel Sprentz, Betty Lou Sprentz, John Sprentz, Julie Basista, Helen Bohacik, Frank Sprentz, Joe Sprentz, Evelyn McAvoy, Millie Huss, and Annie Ellis. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the animal rescue organization; All But Forgotten, Inc., 70 Carpenter Lane North Huntingdon PA, 15642 or on their website at www.allbutfurgotten.com/donate , or to her church, St. Mark Parish at 3210 Liberty Way, McKeesport, PA 15133.  Family and friends will be received on Sunday from 2pm – 6pm at S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th St, Clairton, PA 15025. A blessing service will take place at 6pm immediately following visitation. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 

Eileen H. Bender

April 06, 2019 |

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

Eileen H. Bender, 81, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, April 5, 2019 at Walden's View, North Huntingdon.  She was born July 20, 1937 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Michael and Stephanie (Lipinski) Koper.  Prior to her retirement, Eileen was a mobility instructor for Pittsburgh Vision Services.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Bender.  She is survived by her sons, Robert Bender and John Bender and his wife, Sharleen; daughter, Stefanie Bender; grandchildren, Nicholas and Eryk; brothers, Raymond Koper and his wife, Shirley and Paul Koper and his wife, Linda.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Monday from 4-7 p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Tuesday at 10 a.m. in St. Agnes Church with Msgr. Paul Fitzmaurice officiating.  Interment will be private in Restland Memorial Park, Monroeville.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pittsburgh Vision Services.    www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

James A. Ross

April 05, 2019 |

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

James Albert Ross, age 53 of McKeesport died Tuesday, April 2, 2019. He was born in McKeesport October 13, 1965 and is the son of Carolyn Ross and the late Dominic Ross. He loved bowling, bingo, and especially Star Trek. He also loved his dog Twister. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his beloved brother Ronald T. Ross, Jr. of McKeesport, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. James is at peace with Ella, the love of his life.

 
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Conlan Eugene Onder

April 05, 2019 |

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

Conlan Eugene Onder, age 20, of Baldwin, died Wednesday, April 3, 2019.  He was born in Washington, PA on November 17, 1998 and is the son of Michael (Dawn Martine) Onder of Pleasant Hills and Kelly Marie Lynch Onder of Waynesburg.  

 
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Kenneth H. Brown

April 05, 2019 |

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

Kenneth H. Brown, age 95 of Clairton, passed away Friday, April 5, 2019 in Jefferson Hospital.  Born October 10, 1923 in Elizabeth, he was a son of the late George H. and Jennie (Harkness) Brown.  A US Army Veteran of World War II, Kenneth was a member of St. George's Antiochian Orthodox Church in Oakland and retired from US Steel's Clairton Works.  He is survived by his wife of 67 years Evelyn (Green) Brown; his siblings Sharon (Vernon) Shotwell of Spring Hill, TN and Don (the late Clementine) Brown of Yardley; and also many nieces and nephews.  Besides his parents, Kenneth was preceded in death by his brothers Russell, Richard, and George "Dale" Brown.  

 
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James A. Wilson

April 05, 2019 |

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

James A. Wilson, age 52, died March 19, 2019, at UPMC Mercy Hospital. Born October 25, 1966, he was the son of the late Reverend Herman J. and Patricia A. (Weatherwalk) Wilson.

 
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Edwin E. Joki

April 05, 2019 |

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

Edwin E. Joki, age 94, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at Southwestern Nursing Care Center. A Navy veteran serving during World War II, he was a retired management engineer for LTV Steel in Pittsburgh. Born July 22, 1924 in New Castle, he was the husband of the late Lucille M. (Leshen) Joki. He is survived by special friend, Tammy Raymond and family. A graveside service will take place on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 2:30 PM in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies in Bridgeville with the Rev. Jude Urso officiating. Burial will follow. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 

Fern I. Ross

April 04, 2019 |

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

Fern I. Ross, age 86, passed away peacefully on April 4, 2019, after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's with her family by her side. Beloved and devoted wife of 66 years of the late Norman P. Ross, loving mother of Lynn (Trace) Niemi, Jeff (Deenie) Ross, Todd (Terri) Ross and the late Gregory Ross; sister-in-law of David Ross, Donald (Gail) Ross, and the late John & (Evelyn) Ross; sister of the late Ronald (Dee) Hess, the late Jimmy (Melinda) Hess, Vera and the late Nelson Cherry and Denny (Cindy) Hess.

 
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Kenneth Carl Kaiser

April 04, 2019 |

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

Kenneth Carl Kaiser, 87, of Forward Township, passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2019. He was born June 3, 1931 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Carl A. and Josephine R. (Mayersky) Kaiser. Kenneth was a US Marine serving during the Vietnam War. For his service he received the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. He had worked for Carbidie in Elizabeth Township, UPMC McKeesport and Walmart.

 
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Roger B. Reichenbach

April 04, 2019 |

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

Roger B. Reichenbach, 73, of McKeesport, passed away Wednesday, April  3, 2019. He was born July 5, 1945 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Charles and Anna Belle (Schwartz) Reichenbach. Roger was a US Army Veteran serving during the Vietnam War. He worked for the former US Steel National Tube and S & S Transit Access . Roger was a member of the American Legion.

 
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Staci Marie Readel Perri

April 04, 2019 |

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

Staci Marie Readel Perri, 46,  of Versailles, passed away Tuesday, April  2, 2019. She was born August 9, 1972 in McKeesport and was the daughter of Pamela "Pam" (Schaffner) Readel of White Oak and Charles H. "Chuck" (Susan) Readel of Versailles. Staci loved animals and to some she was known as a dog whisperer. She was a rebel with a heart of gold. She worked in the food and beverage industry for many years. Her greatest joy in life was being a mom to her daughter, Mia.

 
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Roseann Bubanic

April 04, 2019 |

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

Roseann Bubanic, age 82, of Port Vue, died April 3, 2019 at home. Born April 14, 1936, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Barbara (Cindrich) Martin and the wife of Bernard M. Bubanic for over 59 years.

 
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Rev. Alan W. Thompson

April 03, 2019 |

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

Rev. Alan W. Thompson, age 65, of East McKeesport, formerly of Butler, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2019. He was born November 18, 1953 in West Palm Beach, Florida, son of the late Donald and Joan Thompson. He answered the Lord's call on his life into ministry with the Christian & Missionary Alliance, serving for the last 6 ½ years as pastor at the Broadway Alliance Church in East McKeesport. He was a humble man with a true servant's heart, as evidenced by the love and respect he was shown not only from his congregation, but the community at large. He also enjoyed volunteering as a chaplain at the Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. He is survived by his loving wife of over 34 years Teri M. Thompson; children Christine Thompson of Butler, Nicole (Jason) Rath of Butler, Patrick (Leah) King of Pittsburgh and Megan Patton of Butler; 8 grandchildren; 3 brothers; 2 sisters; and many nieces and nephews.
 
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Harry George "Butch" Gensler

April 03, 2019 |

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

Harry George "Butch" Gensler, 79, of North Versailles, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at Forbes Hospital. He was born January 26, 1940 in Pittsburgh and was the son of the late Harry A. and Theresa Hison Gensler.  He was an active member of Mifflin Avenue United Methodist Church and later, Boston United Methodist Church and worked a Mechanic for Pittsburgh Public Schools.  He also coached his children's softball teams when they were growing up and also delivered papers for the Daily News.

 
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