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Timothy R. Hall

April 01, 2016 |

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

Timothy R. Hall, age 62, of McKeesport, died March 29, 2016, at his home. Born Oct. 15, 1953, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Robert G. and Jeanne (Nelson) Hall and the husband of Audrey (Guthrie) Hall.
Timothy was a mechanic and retired from Dan Reed Auto. He enjoyed the outdoors and spending time with family and friends at his cabin near Cook Forest, riding his motorcycle with best friend, Tom Mollard and talking cars with his buddy, Dan Reed.

 
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Pepi Ann Eisenberg

March 31, 2016 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

Pepi Ann Eisenberg, 63, of White Oak, died March 30, 2016, at UPMC Presbyterian.

 
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Ruth V. Stockdill

March 31, 2016 |

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

Ruth V. (Wagner) Stockdill, 91, a lifelong resident of Elizabeth Boro, passed away on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 in Mt. Vernon of South Park. She was a former employee of S.S. Kresge and then retired from K-Mart in Pleasant Hills. She was a member of Elizabeth Wesleyan Church, past president and chaplain for Elizabeth Senior Ciitizens Local #3, member of Blaine Hill A.A.R.P. and the Senior Tuesday Bingo Club and volunteer for Meals-On-Wheels. 

 
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Marguerite A. Geruschat

March 31, 2016 |

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

Marguerite (Peggy) A. Geruschat, age 74, of White Oak, died March 28, 2016. She is the wife of the late Donald Geruschat.

 
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Debra E. Betters

March 30, 2016 |

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

Debra E. Betters, 63, of Lincoln Borough, died Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at home. She was born November 7, 1952 in McKeesport and was the daughter of Ruth J. Wisser Lyons of Coulter and the late John T. Lyons. She was a member of St. Michael's Parish, Elizabeth Township and was secretary of Betters Company, Inc. Debra loved playing bingo with her friends, sewing, and baking. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband of 39 years, Michael G. Betters, daughter, Autumn (Mike) Nicolazzo of North Huntingdon, sons, Justin (Carrie) Betters of North Huntingdon and Michael A. Betters of Lincoln Borough, grandchildren, Julia and Jake Betters, sisters, Ruth Anne Lyons of West Palm Beach, Fl, and Tammy Wright of North Versailles, brother, John Lyons of White Oak, nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law, and her beloved dog, Diesel.

 
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John David Jones

March 30, 2016 |

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

John David Jones, 67, of McKeesport, formerly of Elizabeth Township, died Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at home. He was born February 3, 1949 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Dale and Vera Canova Jones. John was a retired Electrician and was a U.S. Air Force Veteran serving during the Vietnam War. He is survived by brother, Raymond D. Jones of Charleroi, sisters, Linda J. Szymczak of Pittsburgh and Della Gooding of North Carolina, and nephews, Raymond D. Jones, Jr., and Thomas R. Szymczak. 

 
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Rita Theresa Gearing

March 30, 2016 |

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

Rita Theresa Gearing, age 91, of Liberty Borough passed away on March 28, 2016, with her loving family by her side, at Senior Care Plaza. Born September 29, 1924, in Ford City, she was daughter of the late Joseph and Anna (Petrovsky) Hribik and the loving wife of Herman William Gearing, Jr. Rita dedicated her life to caring for her family. She was a member of the St. Mark Parish, where she actively participated as a member of Christian Mothers as well as the Ladies of Charity. She made friends wherever she went and will be remembered for her cheerful disposition and generosity.

 
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Carolyn Jean Thornton

March 30, 2016 |

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

Carolyn Jean (Ondo) Thornton, age 80, of Elizabeth Township, passed away on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 in Family Hospice and Palliative Care in Mt. Lebanon. She was a member of St. Michael Parish, Elizabeth Township. Born January 20, 1936 in Pittsburgh, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Wilma (Pirhalla) Ondo. 

 
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Deborah Ann (Lattanzi) Eismont

March 30, 2016 |

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

Deborah Ann (Lattanzi) Eismont, age 50 of Clairton, passed away at home on Wednesday, March 30, 2016.  Born December 16, 1965 in McKeesport, she is a daughter of Larry and Eva (King) Lattanzi of Glassport.  Deborah was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish in Clairton and worked as a teacher for the Allegheny County Head Start branch of the Allegheny Intermediate Unit and as a waitress and bartender at Ciccanti's Restaurant in Jefferson Hills.

 
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Paul V. Estok

March 29, 2016 |

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

Paul V. Estok, age 80, of McKeesport, died March 26, 2016. He was born in McKeesport on January 11, 1936 and is the son of the late Michael and Elizabeth Komar Estok.
Her served in the U.S. Army and was employed as a Hardware Manager for Sears for 47 years. He loved reading the NY Times and listening to talk radio shows.
Paul is survived by his brothers; Michael J. (Maryann) Estok of White Oak, sister in law Sylvia Estok of McKeesport; nephews; Gregory (Kelly) Estok of Duquesne, Paul (Mary) Estok of Brunswick, GA, Mike (Yvonne) Estok of Mechanicsburg, Matthew Estok of White Oak. Also great-nephews and great-nieces.
He is preceded in death by his siblings; Edward M Estok, Bernard J Estok, Betty Jane Steinkopf, and nephew; David Steinkopf.
A Blessing service will be held Wednesday at 4:00pm at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation and Mortuary Services Inc., 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, Supervisor, 412-678-6177).

 
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Lucille L. Crowther

March 29, 2016 |

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

Lucille L. Crowther, age 87, of Daisytown, PA died Monday, March 28, 2016.  She was born in McKeesport on May 27, 1928, and is the daughter of the late John and Agnes Molnar Aranyos.

 
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Andrew J. Bokin, Sr.

March 29, 2016 |

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

Andrew J. Bokin Sr., 66, of White Oak, died Monday, March 28, 2016. He was born May 11, 1949, in McKeesport, the son of the late David and Lucille Faircloth Bokin, and the loving husband of his late wife, Mae Bokin. He served in the Army during Vietnam and worked at U.S. Steel in both Braddock and Duquesne. He is survived by sons, Ronald (Cheryl) Faulds, of White Oak, Michael (Agnes) Faulds, of West Mifflin, Paul (Paula) Faulds, of Munhall, and Andrew J. Bokin Jr., of White Oak; daughter, Lynn Bowen, of White Oak; brothers, David (Carol) Bokin, of White Oak, John (the late Julie Bokin), of Duquesne, and Jack (Pat) Bokin, of Liberty Borough; sister, Lucille Bokin, of McKeesport; grandchildren, Ron, Ray, Sharon, Matt, Samantha, Elysia, Sarah and Anthony; great-grandchildren, Devan, Matthew, Noah, Malia and Nichole; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Michele Smith; and sisters, Mary Artledge and Nancy Lynn. Friends will be received from 3 to 9 p.m. Thursday at STRIFFLERS OF WHITE OAK CREMATION AND MORTUARY SERVICES INC., 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, supervisor, 412-678-6177). A service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home chapel with Pastor Gary LaPietra officiating. Burial will follow.

 
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Mark A. Lavorini

March 29, 2016 |

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

Mark A. Lavorini, 57 of North Huntingdon died Saturday, March 26, 2016 at his home. He was born July 1, 1958 in Lebanon, PA, a son of Marcia (Shirley) Lavorini and Nello and Irene Lavorini. Mark graduated from Sherwood High School, Class of 1976 and Mercyhurst University with a Bachelor's degree in Law Enforcement/Criminal Justice. He was employed as a Director of Commercial Sales for Dormont Appliance. He was the past president of BNI South Hills Chapter (Business Network International), and past State officer of the Pennsylvania Jaycees. He also enjoyed community service. Mark dressed as the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus at various locations. He is survived by his beloved wife, Janel Perretta Lavorini, mother-in-law, Joan Perretta-Clark, sister, Tanya Williams. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA on Wednesday from 4-8 P.M. A funeral service will be held Thursday in the funeral home chapel at 10 A.M. Mark loved all pets and animals. If desired, please make memorial contributions to ASPCA (American Society for the prevention of cruelty to animals) in memory of him. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


William Beard Jr.

March 29, 2016 |

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

William "Bill" J. Beard Jr., 61, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, March 28, 2016 at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.  He was born February 5, 1955 in Oakland, PA, a son of Lois Ochs Beard and the late William J. Beard Sr.  Bill was employed as a milk receiver for Schneider's Dairy, and was a member of the Irwin Moose and Irwin Moose Golf Club.  He was a graduate of Norwin Senior High School Class of 1974 and enjoyed antique cars and tropical fish.  In addition to his mother, he is survived by his sister, Cheryl A. O'Neill and her husband, Jeff;  brother, James Beard and his wife, Vivian; two nephews, Jeffrey O'Neill Jr, James Beard; and niece, Brittne Beard.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Wednesday from 2-8 p.m.  A funeral service will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Claudia Ann “Sis” (McGraw) Hobaugh

March 29, 2016 |

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

Claudia Ann “Sis” (McGraw) Hobaugh, 79, of Paintertown, died Monday March 28, 2016. She was born August 6, 1936 in Greensburg, a daughter of the late Jacob and Mary McGraw and was also preceded in death by a sister Doris Jones. She was a member of Paintertown Evangelical Lutheran Church, the Paintertown Civic Club, the Paintertown VFD Auxiliary, and was also a member of Order of Eastern Star, Irwin Chapter No. 400, and the White Shrine. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who enjoyed camping and loved to golf. She is survived by her husband of nearly sixty years, Robert C. Hobaugh; her children, Randy L. (Deborah) Hobaugh, Bonnie Himes, and Sandy (Carl) Yeargers, all of Irwin, and Terry S. Hobaugh of Dallas, TX; her grandchildren, Angie Himes, Samor (Matt) Pieper, Aaron (Darlene) Hobaugh, Autumn (Aaron) Miller, Jeremy (Dianna) Yeargers, Justin Yeargers, Valya Hobaugh, and Jake (Ashley) Yeargers; nine great grandchildren, a brother Jacob (Cindy) McGraw Jr. of Idaho Falls, ID; also numerous nieces and nephews.

 
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