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Steve Kovatch

March 08, 2016 |

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

Steve Kovatch, 97, of Allison Park, formerly of Duquesne, died peacefully on Monday, March 7, 2016. Born in East McKeesport, August 30, 1918, he was the son of the late Steve and Regina (Lovash) Kovatch. Mr. Kovatch was a member of Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, West Mifflin, a retired employee of U.S. Steel Corp., Duquesne Works Electric Furnace Department, and a proud U.S. Army Veteran of WWII.

 
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Richard J. Heckel

March 07, 2016 |

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

Richard J. Heckel, 90, of North Hunrtingdon, passed away Sunday, March 6, 2016 at Excela Health Westmoreland. He was born March 19, 1925 in Pittsburgh, PA, son of the late Henry and Eva Holjack Heckel. Prior to his retirement, Richard worked in law enforcement as chief of police for Penn Township in the 1950's, police officer for East Pittsburgh, Westinghouse Security, and a lab assistant for Westinghouse Research, Churchill, PA. He was a member of St. Stephen Byzantine Catholic Church and a veteran of WWII and the Korean War, having served in the Air Force with 20 years of service. He enjoyed golfing and bowling.

 
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William Clair Faust, Sr.

March 07, 2016 |

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

William Clair Faust, Sr., age 69, of McKeesport, passed away at home on March 2, 2016.  Born January 1, 1947 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Clare (Benjamin) Faust. 

 
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Michael J. Stepanik

March 07, 2016 |

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

Michael J. Stepanik, 75, of North Huntingdon, died at home Sunday March 6, 2016. He was born August 12, 1940 in Jeannette, a son of the late Michael and Natalie (Senchyshyn) Stepanik. He was the owner of Servi-Sel Inc., Bethel Park and an Elder of First Presbyterian Church, Irwin.

 
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Katherine Ann (Lowry) Swope

March 06, 2016 |

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

Katherine Ann (Lowry) Swope, 94 of North Huntingdon was called home on Thursday March 3, 2016. Kate led a full and fun life. She loved belting her alto parts with her Sweet Adelines and being with her special friends "The Turtlelettes". Being an excellent seamstress, Kate made many of their performance costumes. She also loved to crochet, making cute outfits for babies all over Pittsburgh. Kate loved to travel spending summers in Stone Harbor, performing with her Sweet Adelines in London, and living in places such as Northern Michigan and Mexico on the Sea of Cortez. Kate was known for being witty, patriotic, having a 10 cent novel stash, and being an avid fan of her Pittsburgh sports teams.

 
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Nancy M. "Nan" McLaughlin

March 06, 2016 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

Nancy M. “Nan” McLaughlin, 83, of Liberty Borough, died Saturday, March 5, 2016 in Kane Regional Center, McKeesport.

 
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Dorothy "Dory" Wasko

March 05, 2016 |

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

Dorothy "Dory" Wasko, age 91 of North Versailles, formerly of McKeesport, passed peacefully on March 3, 2016. Born January 27, 1925 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late George and Mildred (Kusic) Dukic, and beloved wife of the late Ed Wasko.

 
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Richard P. Somerville

March 05, 2016 |

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

Richard P. Somerville, 62, of Duquesne, died Friday March 4, 2016. He is the son of the late Harold and Norma (Mason) Somerville. He is survived  by his brother Kenneth Somerville of Meadville. He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church. Friends received Christ Lutheran Church, Duquesne Monday from 10-11am at which time a funeral service will be held with Rev. John Gropp. Funeral arrangements by Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home.

 


Anthony L. Fisher

March 05, 2016 |

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

Anthony L Fisher, age 90, of Swissvale, died Saturday, March 5, 2016.  Anthony was born in Swissvale on Sep. 8, 1925 to Anthony and Madeiline McGuirk Fisher.

 
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Kenneth G. See Jr

March 05, 2016 |

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

Kenneth G. See Jr, age 72, of Saltsburg, died March 3, 2016, at UPMC East, in Monroeville. Born April 10, 1943, in Cumberland, PA, he was the son of the late Kenneth G. and Ruth J. (Uhlig) See and the husband of Kathy (Wilson) See.

 
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Nicholas “Hud” D’ Orazio Jr.

March 05, 2016 |

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

Nicholas “Hud” D’ Orazio Jr., 72, of Irwin, died March 3, 2016 with his family by his side. He was born February 9, 1944 in Greensburg, a son of the late Nick Sr. and Jean (Manno) D’ Orazio. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Luigi and Carmella (Penella) Manno; paternal grandparents Ferdinando and Lucia (DiMartino) D’ Orazio, several aunts and uncles, and in-laws Vince and Jewel Haas.

 
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John “Jay” C. Resetar

March 04, 2016 |

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

John “Jay” C. Resetar, 71, of North Irwin, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, March 3, 2016. He was born June 8, 1944 in Greensburg, a son of the late John and Florence (Weaver) Resetar. He was a member of the 1963 Norwin Hall of Fame Basketball team that was the WPIAL Champions. He was a well-respected proprietor for over 40 years for Amoco and was an active security guard for the West Mifflin School District and formerly for Franklin Regional School District.

 
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James C. Armbrust

March 04, 2016 |

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

James C. Armbrust, 80, of Irwin died at home Thursday, March 3, 2016. He was born February 17, 1936 in Greensburg, a son of the late Cloyd and Grace (Kettering) Armbrust. He graduated from Hurst High School and was a sergeant in the Marines before his employment with Westinghouse. He enjoyed hunting and competitive shooting. He attended Norwin Christian Church. He was a lifetime member of the NRA and Irwin Sportsmen’s Association, and belonged to various other 2nd Amendment organizations.

 
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Jacqueline M. Lettieri

March 03, 2016 |

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

Jacqueline M. Lettieri, age 68, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away Wednesday, March 2, 2016.  Daughter of the late Dexter and Rose Armstrong, she was born in McKeesport on May 18, 1947.  She was a caring and loving wife, mother and grammy.

 
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Adolph Garcia

March 02, 2016 |

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

Adolph Garcia, 91, of White Oak, formerly of Elizabeth Township, passed away on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 in Jefferson Hospital. He was a retired steelworker with U.S. Steel, Homestead and an Army veteran of World War II and bronze star recipient.

 
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