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Eugene N. "Gene" Costel

February 18, 2017 |

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

EUGENE N. "GENE" COSTEL age 80, of West Mifflin, on February 16, 2017. He was the son of the late Nicholas and Irene (Ondik) Costel. He was a retired high school math teacher from the Steel Valley School District retiring in 1991. He was a member of the Pennsylvania State Education Association. He was a member of Holy Trinity Church, West Mifflin, their Men's Club and volunteered at church fish fry dinners. He was an avid bowler and an avid golfer, and had a hole-in-one at Butler's Golf Course. He proudly served his country in the Navy during the Korean War and retired from the US Naval Reserve as a Chief Warrant Officer Four with 30 years service. He was a member of the VFW and the American Legion and he was a graduate of California State College. Beloved husband of 53 years to Agnes "Aggie" (Ribar) Costel; father of Gary (Melisa) Costel of Butler and Daniel Costel of Pittsburgh; three grandchildren, Andrew, Michael and Timmy Costel; brother of Marcella (late Buddy Petruska and late Chuck) Jaskulski of West Mifflin, Patty (Terry) Bernd of Monroeville; also nieces and nephews. Visitation on Sunday from 1-5 p.m. at the MALOY - SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300, where a Blessing Service will be held on Monday at 10:30 a.m., followed by Mass of Christian Burial in Holy Trinity Church at 11 a.m. Burial with military honors will be in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity. Gene's family would like to express their gratitude for the compassionate care provided by the staff of the fifth floor at Jefferson Hospital and their Hospice Program, especially Greg.

 


Jefferson H. (Jeff) Miller

February 17, 2017 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Jefferson H. (Jeff) Miller of Waterloo passed away peacefully at home, Thursday, February 16, 2017. The Lawrence County, Ohio native was born February 14, 1952 at home, a son of the late Foster and Emogene Malone Miller. He is leaving behind his loving wife of 21 years, Karen Vogt Miller and his best girl Abbi.

 
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Emma Jane (Daugherty) Pattison

February 17, 2017 |

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

Emma Jane (Daugherty) Pattison, age 92 of White Oak, passed away at home on Friday, February 17, 2017.  Born January 24, 1925 in Port Vue, she was a daughter of the late Charles A. and Irene A. (Crossland) Daugherty.

 
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Patricia M. "Patty" Moss

February 17, 2017 |

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

Patricia M. "Patty" Moss, age 63 of Elizabeth Twp., passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. Born December 19, 1953 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Chester and Sylvia (Cegelski) Skibinski, and loving wife of the late John S. Moss. Patty was the Vice President and Manager for PNC Bank in McKeesport for 33 years, where she was a friendly and familiar face to all of those in the community. In her free time, she enjoyed taking trips to the casino, going to craft shows, playing bingo and visiting Deep Creek Lake. Most importantly, she loved the time that was spent with her children and grandchildren. She had a special way of making memories with her family that will always be cherished. She is survived by her daughters, Beverly "Bev" (Shawn) Patterson of Bethel Park and Melissa "Missy" (Ryan) Pokorny of Jefferson Hills; grandchildren, Ryan Rae, Jacob John, Logan Alexander, Olivia "Livi" Paige and Alexis "Lexi" Noelle; siblings, Carol (Robert) Lovas, Donna (Charles) Elyes and Michael Skibinski; mother-in-law, Helen (the late Samuel) Moss; her beloved fur-grandbaby, Nittany; and many nieces, nephews, in-laws and extended family. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Saturday, February 18, 2017 from 6-8 p.m. and Sunday, February 19, 2017 from 2-8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, February 20, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Corpus Christi Church. Father Daniel Straughn will officiate. Burial will follow at Mount Vernon Cemetery. Memorial donations are suggested to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Western PA, River Walk Corporate Centre, 333 E. Carson Street, Suite 441, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.

 


Robert E. Smith

February 16, 2017 |

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

Robert E. Smith, age 89, of Irwin, passed away Wednesday, February 15, 2017. He was born July 1, 1927 in Wilmerding, a son of the late Clarence C. and Verna (Stormer) Smith. He was a long time member of the West Hempfield Presbyterian Church where he participated in their dart ball competitions. He was an Army Veteran of World War II and had the honor of guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. He retired from truck driving for Clean Textile Systems in Lawrenceville and enjoyed hunting and golf. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother Glendon Smith. He is survived by his wife of over 66 years Pauline C. (Cline) Smith; children Karen L. (John) Reed of Irwin, Beverly Ann (Joseph) Patton of Derry and Paul R. Smith of Irwin; grandchildren Nicole (Drew) Reckhart, Jennifer (Matthew) Stephens, Matt Reed (fiancé Danielle) and Renee Root; 10 great grandchildren; and sister Dorothy Thomas of Tiffen, Ohio.
 
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Carolina Martinelli Rossetti

February 15, 2017 |

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

Carolina Martinelli Rossetti, 100, of Elizabeth Township, died Wednesday February 15, 2017. She was born April 12, 1916 in Lettopalena (Abruzzo Region) Italy, and was the daughter of the late Dominic and Maria D. Palmieri Martinelli. She was the wife of the late Crescenzo Rossetti who died in 1996. She attended St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth Township. She is survived by her daughters, Lucia Martin of Houston, TX, Philomena Ryan and Maria Rossetti of Elizabeth Township, sons, Dominic (Cheryl) Rossetti of Greensburg, and Mario (Susan) Rossetti of Elizabeth Township, daughter-in-law, Susan (Kurt Woodhead) Rossetti of Peters Township, grandchildren, Vincent (April) Ryan, Carleen (Ron) Fontana, Sarah (Jason) Pastor, Christopher (Shenessa) Rossetti, Todd (Karen) Rossetti, Jill Rossetti, and Laura (John) Cosharek, great-grandchildren, Anthony and Madeline Fontana, Ethan, Tristen, and Mia Pastor, Gabriella and Rafael Cosharek, and Olivia Rossetti, nieces and nephews.

 
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Ashley L. McLaughlin

February 15, 2017 |

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

Ashley L. McLaughlin, 32, passed unexpectantly on Tuesday, February 14, 2017.  Born in Pittsburgh, November 2, 1984, she was the daughter of Lynn M. (Butler) McLaughlin and the Late Mark McLaughlin.  In addition to her beloved mother, she is survived by two daughters, Davae and Destini Forrester; a brother, Tyler Colaric, special friend and father of her two daughters, Dave Forrester, maternal grandmother Carol Butler, several aunts, uncles, cousins, and special family friend, Randy Adams.

 
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Leonard E. "Lenny" Zielinski

February 15, 2017 |

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

Leonard E. "Lenny" Zielinski, 64, of Versailles, formerly of Port Vue, died Monday February 13, 2017. He was born September 25, 1952 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Leonard E. Zielinski, Sr., and the late Evelyn Sopko Zielinski. Lenny worked at the former US Steel National Tube Works as an inspector for 12 years and also worked for Highview in maintainence for 24 years. Lenny was a H.A.M. Radio operator, enjoyed photography and was also the family comedian. He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Della Boyer Zielinski, brothers, Mike (Sandy) Zielinski of Carnegie, and Dan (Marge) Zielinski of Eighty Four, sister, Mae (Bob) Magdic of Fredericktown, sister-in-law, Jacqueline Shah of Buena Vista, nieces, Jacklynn and Sarah, and nephews, David, Andrew, Levi, Jacob, James, and Nicholas.

 
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Evelyn Marie (Stauffer) Hobby

February 15, 2017 |

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

Evelyn Marie (Stauffer) Hobby, 90, of Greenock, died Monday February 13, 2017 at home. She was born August 25, 1926 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Ira Euastice and Laura Krampf Stauffer. She was the wife of the late Andrew J. Hobby, Jr., who died April 19, 2012. Evelyn was a member of the Greenock United Methodist Church, Versailles and White Oak AARP, and Lifespan. She is survived by her daughters, Karen (Jon) Madaras of Finleyville and Sue (Scott) Thomas of Forward Township, grandchildren, Jonathan and Jared Madaras and Christopher and Ryan Thomas, nieces and nephews.

 
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Dolores A. Molinari

February 15, 2017 |

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

Dolores A Molinari, age 86 of Economy Borough, formerly of White Oak, passed away after a brief illness in Villa St. Joseph’s of Baden on Tuesday, February 14, 2017.

 
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Roy J. Yarborough

February 15, 2017 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Roy J. Yarborough, 56, of Glassport, formerly of Port Vue, passed away at home on Tuesday February 14, 2017. He was born March 4, 1960, in McKeesport, to Ocie Jack Yarborough of Port Vue, and the late Janet Glasser Yarborough. Along with his father, he is survived by step-mother Sherry Yarborough of Port Vue; best friend, Ryan T. Gillespie of Glassport; brothers, Jeff Yarborough of Midland TX, Justin & A. J. Yarborough, both of Port Vue; and aunt, Annie Ruth Yarborough of SC. Along with his mother, Roy was preceded in death by sister, June Yarborough Ripple and uncle, Willard Yarborough. He enjoyed cooking and gardening. Arrangements have been entrusted to E. C. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 235 Monongahela Avenue, Glassport, PA 15045. A memorial service will take place at a later date, to be announced. Inurnment will take place, at a later date, at Round Hill Cemetery. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

 


Barbara T. Mihalic

February 15, 2017 |

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

Barbara T. Mihalic age 84 of McKeesport died on February 14, 2017. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home Saturday February 18, 2017 from 9-9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at Corpus Christi Church at 10 a.m. with Fr. Steven Palsa as celebrant.  Interment will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Port Vue.

 


Stanley Lawrence

February 15, 2017 |

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

Stanley Lawrence, age 97 of McKeesport died on February 14,2017. A memorial service will be held at a later date at Corpus Christi. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.

 


David M. Waratuke

February 14, 2017 |

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

David M. Waratuke, age 67 of McKeesport, died Tuesday, February 14, 2017.

 
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Marian Theresa Robb

February 14, 2017 |

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

Marian Theresa Robb, 98, of Christy Park, died peacefully on Monday February 13, 2017. She was born February 3, 1919 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Frank and Veronica Petka Spivak. She was the wife of the late Samuel Robb who died July 11, 1995. They were the love of each others lives. Marian was a member of St. Patrick Parish in Christy Park. She is survived by her son, Attorney Kenneth Robb of White Oak, daughters, Jerrine (Raymond) Bonacci of Elizabeth Township, Patricia Pearce of White Oak and Cynthia (William) Schaffer of Harrison City, brother, John Spiewak of McKeesport, 11 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

 
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