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Marion Eugene “Gene” Miller

July 20, 2016 |

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

Marion Eugene “Gene” Miller, age 94, of Dravosburg, died July 13, 2016, at UPMC McKeesport. Born December 13, 1921, in Mt. Vernon, he was the son of the late Henry and Loretta (Leonard) Miller and the husband of Mary (Peresh) Miller, for over 44 loving years.
Gene retired from US Steel Duquesne Works, where he was a heavy equipment operator, until he was promoted to dispatcher.

 
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Peter "Pecky" Paradise

July 20, 2016 |

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

Peter "Pecky" Paradise, age 96, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at home.  He was born June 27, 1920, in McKeesport, son of the late Joseph and Mary Short Paradise.

 
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Rodney Albert "Mac" McIntosh

July 20, 2016 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Rodney Albert “Mac” McIntosh, 71, of Dravosburg, formerly Jefferson Hills, passed away on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center.  He was born April 20, 1945 in McKeesport to the late James and Alice Arkwell McIntosh.

 
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Catherine McCay

July 19, 2016 |

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

Catherine McCay, 90, of New Kensington, formerly of Jefferson Hills, died Monday, July 18, 2016. She was born December 8, 1925 in Jefferson Township and was the daughter of the late Elmer and Zona Ammons Hood. She was the wife of the late John W. McCay, Sr., who died January 1, 2007. She was a member of the Bunola Church of the Nazarene and the Pleasant Hills VFW. Catherine was a former Sunday School Teacher and loved to sing.

 
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Mary Jane (Kianese) Stolarek

July 19, 2016 |

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

Mary Jane (Kianese) Stolarek, 84, of Liberty Borough, died Monday July 18, 2016. She was born June 14, 1932 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late James and Rose Pazzano Kianese. She was the wife of the late William Stolarek who died May 9, 1976. MaryJane was a member of St. Mark Parish, Liberty Boro and the Glassport American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. She loved playing Bingo, and singing country music with her late husband.

 
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Elaine Bartko

July 19, 2016 |

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

Elaine R. Bartko, age 69 of McKeesport, formerly of New Port Richey, FL, passed on Sunday, July 17, 2016 at UPMC Presbyterian. Born March 27, 1947 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Wendell and Louise (Lamb) Wakefield. She is survived by her daughters, Amy Jo Lannan Butler and her husband Curtis, of McKeesport and Danett Guerra Fahr and her husband Justin, of New Port Richey, FL; grandchildren, James Davis, Jr., Dean Stupar, Jayson Davis, Ameeka Davis, Coleton Fahr and Brielle Fahr; great-grandchildren, Jai'den Davis, James Davis, III, and Aalaya Davis; siblings, Clair (Joanne) Wakefield, Edith (the late Neal) Davis, Barbara (Peter) Pease and Robert (Karen) Wakefield; step-children, Andrew S. Bartko, Gary Bartko, Kelly Estok and Jennifer Gallagher; her beloved companion, John Meyers; many nieces and nephews; and her cherished dog, Oreo. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew G. Bartko; and siblings, William Wakefield, Claudia Shegan and Cynthia Wakefield. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral Service will be Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 


Stanley Horvat

July 19, 2016 |

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

Stanley P. Horvat, age 61 of Elizabeth Twp., formerly of West Mifflin, passed on Friday, July 15, 2016 at UPMC Presbyterian. Born July 17, 1954 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late John and Helen (Hamar) Horvat, and beloved husband of Sharon (Raymer) Horvat. Stanley was employed with US Steel Duquesne Works, where he worked in the accounting department for many years. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus as a 3rd degree Knight and was a longtime member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth. He was a devoted grandfather who loved to spend time with all of his grandkids, especially collecting football cards for them to enjoy. In addition to his parents and wife, he is survived by his children, Matthew (Jaime) Horvat of Brentwood, Erica (Glenn) Ace of White Oak, Nicolle (Allen) Booth of Elizabeth and Kasey (Raymond) Zang of White Oak; grandchildren, Owen, Kayla, Tyler, Izabella, Cloè, Alexia, Brayden, Faith, Phoebe, Zavier, Stella and Quinn; brother, Alan (Sharon) Horvat of West Mifflin; sister-in-law, Linda (Dean) Gibson of Simpsonville, SC; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, Dennis Horvat. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 10 a.m. at St. Michael Parish, Elizabeth Twp. Father Thomas A. Wagner will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery in West Mifflin. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 


Grady McCray

July 18, 2016 |

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

Grady McCray, 69 years old of Clairton, Pennsylvania, peacefully departed this life July 14, 2016 in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA.

 
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Margaret E. "Peg" Obley

July 18, 2016 |

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

Margaret E. "Peg" Obley, 80, of Versailles, died Monday, July 18, 2016. She was born March 23, 1936 in Everson and was the daughter of the late Percy O. and Margaret I. Showman Harshman. She was the wife of the late Samuel B. Obley, Jr. who died July 14, 1990. Peg was a member of the Boston United Methodist Church and was retired from the former Olympia G.C. Murphy Co.

 
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Margaret L. Powell

July 18, 2016 |

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

Margaret L. Powell, age 84 of White Oak, died Saturday, July 16, 2016. She was born in Canton, Ohio on July 6, 1932; the daughter of the late Roy and Helen (Gaydos) Powell. She is preceeded in death by her sister Mary Powell. Margaret retired from Enamel Products & Plating Co. where she worked as a bookkeeper. She is survived by her sister, Eleanor J. Powell of White Oak; cousins, George and Anna Gidias; and friends, Dan, Betty & Beverly. Mass of

 
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Violet M. George

July 17, 2016 |

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

Violet M. George, age 88 of Clairton, passed away at home on Saturday, July 16, 2016.  Born March 5, 1928 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Peter and Anna (Chaheen) Joseph.

 
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James "Fuzzy" G. Faust

July 16, 2016 |

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

JAMES "FUZZY" G. FAUST, 77, of West Mifflin, died July 16, 2016.  He is the son of the late James and Lillian (Milslagle) Faust and beloved husband of the late Carol Jo (Davis) Faust.  He is survived by his daughter Diane Faust; granddaughters Vanessa and Julianne Faust; brother William (Kathy) Faust and sister Marianne (Michael) Guinan.  He is preceded in death by a brother Donald Faust.

 
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Arthur A. Chlystek

July 16, 2016 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

ARTHUR A. CHLYSTEK, 82 of Glassport, died July 15, 2016.  He is the son of the late Adam and Cecilia Chlystek.  He is survived by his children Sallee Chlystek of Mobile, AL, Marsha (Richard) Miles of Mobile, AL, Arthur "Chip" (Kim) Chlystek of Mobile, AL, Albert (Michele) Chlystek of Jefferson Hills and Donna Chlystek of Murrysville; brothers Frank Chandler of Glassport and John Chlystek of McKeesport; also 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

 
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Cecilia A. Pollock

July 16, 2016 |

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

Cecilia A. Pollock, age 81, of McKeesport, formerly of Versailles Borough, died July 12, 2016, at John J. Kane Regional Center. Born June 14, 1935 in Blacklick, PA, she was the daughter of the late Paul T. and Cecilia Betty (Verst) Pollock.
Cecilia had worked for Pellecchia Beauty Shoppe and retired from Giant Eagle. She was a member of St. Patrick Parish. She enjoyed donating to many organizations.

 
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Raymer “Laddie” Schade Jr.

July 16, 2016 |

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

Raymer “Laddie” Schade Jr., age 74, of Jeannette, passed away on Friday, July 15, 2016. He was born October 27, 1941, in Braddock, the son of the late Raymer and Elizabeth “Bess” (Vesco) Schade. He was an Army veteran that served in Vietnam and managed the Isaly’s in Irwin for over 21 years. He was a member of Irwin Lodge, No. 601, Free and Accepted Masons, the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Pittsburgh, and Syria Temple, Pittsburgh. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

 
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