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Mary Lou (Phillips) Lopretto

February 27, 2016 |

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

Mary Lou (Phillips) Lopretto, age 86, of Port Vue, died Feb. 25, 2016, at Mount Vernon of Elizabeth. Born July 9, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Thelma (Ferguson) Phillips. Mary Lou was married for 62 years to Bernard J. Lopretto, Sr, who died Aug. 28, 2010.
Mary Lou was a member of Port Vue United Methodist Church. She was active in the FOD Ladies Group, Chancel Choir, and Good Samaritan Food Pantry.

 
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Joseph Hayden

February 27, 2016 |

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

Joseph Hayden, 94, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, February 24, 2016. He was born January 29, 1922 in North Versailles, a son of the late Theodore and Anna (Zekrac) Hayden and was also preceded in death by a grandson Matthew Hayden; and his siblings Nick Hayden and Mildred Yusko. Joseph was a retired employee of Westinghouse Air Brake Company, Wilmerding and was a WWII veteran serving in the U.S. Army.

 
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Peggy Eleanor (Rowland) Bupp

February 27, 2016 |

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

Peggy Eleanor (Rowland) Bupp, 91, of North Versailles passed away on Wednesday February 24, 2016. She was born June 15, 1924 in New Castle, a daughter of the late Howard Flynn and Margaret May (Walls) Rowland. She was an active member of the Highland Gove United Methodist Church, Hilltoppers Club, Century Club, and the North Versailles bingo crew. She was an avid fisherwoman and “Lady of the Lake” at Lake O’ Woods Club, West Virginia.

 
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Ernest Robert McGinty, Sr.

February 27, 2016 |

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

Ernest Robert McGinty, Sr., 72, of North Versailles died Wednesday February 24, 2016. He was born September 18, 1943 in Port Vue and was the son of the late Vincent and Esther Olson McGinty. He was retired from A.J. Demor and Sons and had previously worked for the Limbaugh Co. Ernest was a US Army Veteran and had served in Germany during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Port Vue American Legion and the Pitcairn-Monroeville Sportsman's Club, Inc.

 
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Diane E. "Doe Doe" (Runion) McKivitz

February 26, 2016 |

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

Diane E. "Doe Doe" (Runion) McKivitz, age 65 of Clairton, passed away on Thursday, February 25, 2016 in Jefferson Hospital.  Born July 3, 1950 in Waynesburg, she was the daughter of the late George B. and Elaine Beatrice (Hughes) Runion. 

 
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Alice Phillips

February 26, 2016 |

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

Alice (Metzler) Phillips, age 74 of Little River, SC  and formerly of White Oak, passed away suddenly and peacefully at home on Thursday, February 25, 2016 with her loving husband Ed Phillips by her side.  Born May 4, 1941 in West Mifflin, she was a daughter of the late Alice Mae (Hallas) and Charles Metzler and enjoyed riding and traveling with her husband on their Harley's. 

 
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Mildred Burtnett

February 26, 2016 |

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

Mildred Burtnett, 101, of Orange, CT and formerly of Clark, NJ, Ocala, FL, North

Huntingdon and White Oak, PA passed away on February 24, 2016 at CT Hospice

in Branford, CT.

Born in McKeesport, PA, in 1914, to Walter and Mary (Volk) Schoeller, Mildred

attended Bryn Mawr and McKeesport Public Schools and graduated from Slippery

Rock University with a teaching certificate. She taught elementary school children

in Lincoln and White Oak schools for almost 30 years.

After retiring, Mildred was a volunteer with Meals on Wheels; RSVP (Retired

Senior Volunteer Program); WPS (Widowed Persons Service); The

Intergenerational Literacy Program; Greenbriar Nursing Home and the Peck Place

Elementary School Library.

 
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Robert W. Patton

February 25, 2016 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

ROBERT W. PATTON, 83, of Jefferson Hills, formerly of Eastmont, died Feb. 25, 2016.  He is the son of the late William and Ruth (Warrick) Patton and husband of the late Frances (Petrosky) Patton.  He is survived by his daughter Tracey (Ray Kennell) Totedo of Elizabeth and son Robert "Randy" Patton of Churchill; Son-in-Law Frank Cardamone of Apollo; grandchildren Karie, Frankie, Peter, Dominick, Victor, Anthony, Mario,  Randy Jr., Tony, Justin, Morgan and Gabrielle; 15 great grandchildren; sister Liz Pavlik of North Hills.  He was preceded in death by his daughter Laura Lee Cardamone and brothers Billy and Tom Patton.

 
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Mary “Merka” Lehman Brentzel

February 25, 2016 |

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

Mary “Merka” Lehman Brentzel, 87, of North Huntingdon, died at home Tuesday February 23, 2016. She was born October 31, 1928 in McKeesport a daughter of the late George and Ann (Buber) Lehman and was also preceded in death by her husband of sixty three years, Conrad “Coonie” Brentzel and a son Jay C. Brentzel. She was a waitress at the former Howard Johnson’s Restaurant on the Pennsylvania Turnpike and also was a former employee of SpeeD Mart in North Irwin.

 
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Theodore R. "Ted" Barker

February 24, 2016 |

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

Theodore R. "Ted" Barker, 85, formerly of Duquesne, died peacefully, Tuesday, February 23, 2016, at the Southwestern Nursing Center. Born June 26, 1930 in Duquesne. Son of the late Albert and Janet (Smith) Barker. Mr. Barker was a member of Christ the Light of the World Parish, Duquesne and a proud US Navy Veteran serving for over 25 years including the Korean Conflict. Mr. Barker was a founding member of the Duquesne Auxiliary Police, the Duquesne Little League and Pony League.

 
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George J. Bubanic

February 24, 2016 |

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

George J. Bubanic, age 86, of McKeesport, formerly of Port Vue, died February 22, 2016, at UPMC McKeesport. Born June 22, 1929, in Port Vue, he was the son of the late Goerge J. and Anne (Pancurak) Bubanic and the husband of Loretta (Mesko) Bubanic.

 
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Nomikos "Mickey" D. Patellis

February 23, 2016 |

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

Nomikos "Mickey" D. Patellis, 85, formerly of Blaine Hill, passed away on Sunday, February 21, 2016 in Jefferson Hospital. Retired, after 46 years of service, as a chemical lab technician for U.S. Steel, Clairton Works, he was a member of St. Anthony Greek Orthodox Church in Clairton, a 50 year member of Stephen Bayard Lodge #526 in Elizabeth and Air Force veteran of the Korean War.

 
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Madelyn Marie Stanton

February 23, 2016 |

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

Madelyn Marie Stanton, 98, of Boston, died Monday, February 22, 2016 at home. She was born December 7, 1917 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Thomas Hibbs and the late Francis Wilson Hibbs Lattimer. She was the wife of the late George H. Stanton who died May 22, 1973. She was a member of the Greenock United Methodist Church and was the organist there for many years. Madelyn was also the organist for 50 years for the First Presbyterian Church of Glassport and was pianist for the West Side United Methodist Church Bible School.

 
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Robert C. Shaw

February 23, 2016 |

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

Robert C. Shaw, 87, of Mount Vernon, died Saturday, February 20, 2016 at home. He was born December 23, 1928 in Duquesne and was the son of the late Ira Dayne and June Cunningham Shaw. Robert was a member of Mount Vernon Community Presbyterian Church and was proprietor of Allegheny Insurance Agency, Sentry Realty Company, and Allegheny Tax Service. He was the former owner of Shrader Veterinary Hospital.

 
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Darlene Jean Thorp

February 23, 2016 |

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

Darlene Jean Thorp, 75, of McKeesport, passed away Sunday, February 21, 2016 at Kane Regional Center, McKeesport.  She was born July 19, 1940 in Wilkinsburg, PA, a daughter of the late John and Bertha Thorp.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Robert Stewart.  She is survived  her four sons, John, Richard, Gary, and Charles (Carla) Blon; 10 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, on Friday from 4-5 p.m.  followed by a memorial service.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the White Oak Animal Shelter, Lincoln Way, PA.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.