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Frederick "Freddy" Joseph Bodnar, Jr.

September 16, 2016 |

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

Frederick "Freddy" Joseph Bodnar, Jr., 54, of West Newton died Monday, September 12, 2016 at home. He was born December 13, 1961 in McKeesport and was the son of Gertrude Elizabeth House Bodnar of Elizabeth Township and the late Frederick Bodnar, Sr. Freddy was an avid fisherman and was a jack of all trades. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his daughter, Monica Jentz, sons, Joseph and Jason Bodnar, 4 grandchildren, sister, Sharon Hallas, and brother, Vince Bodnar.

 
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James "Vance" Thomas Dabruzzo

September 16, 2016 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

James “Vance” Thomas Dabruzzo, 78 of Glassport, passed away on Wednesday September 14, 2016 at West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh.  He was born February 19, 1938 in Glassport to the late Antonio and Maria DaPaolo Dabruzzo.

 
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Paul R. Good

September 15, 2016 |

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

Paul R. Good Jr., age 74, of Irwin, passed away September 15, 2016 at Excela Health Westmoreland. He was born September 11, 1942 in Harrison City, a son of the late Paul R. and Kathryn Krause Good.

 
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Emmett “Herby” Lee Gouker

September 14, 2016 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Emmett “Herby” Lee Gouker, 69, of Jefferson Hills passed away at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh on Tuesday September 13, 2016.  He was born on April 6, 1947 in Jefferson Hills to the late Francis and Helma Smitley Gouker.

 
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Kenneth Richard Zera

September 14, 2016 |

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

Kenneth Richard Zera, age 77, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at Forbes Regional Hospital.

 
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Elizabeth T. Bautz

September 14, 2016 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Elizabeth T. Bautz, 90 of New Eagle passed on Monday September 12, 2016. Born January 15, 1926 in New Eagle, daughter of the late Albert J. Sr. and Margaret (Abbott) Bautz; Sister of Margaret G. Bautz of New Eagle, Anna Olson (Late Al) of Castle Shannon, Albert J. II (Susan) Bautz of Hurlock, MD and the late Martha A. Bautz; Aunt of Amy (Don) Osko of Washington, Albert J. Bautz III of Pittsburgh and William A. Bautz of New Eagle, Jennifer (Mack) Astin of Los Angeles, CA, Allison (Jeff) Zerr of Frederick, Md, and Rennie (Dona) Grant of Baltimore, MD; Great Aunt of Katie and Michael Zerr.

 
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Beverly J. (Tritt) Zikeli

September 14, 2016 |

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

Beverly J. (Tritt) Zikeli, 78, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday September 13, 2016. She was born September 19, 1937 in Ellwood City, the daughter of the late David W. and Ida (Bunney) Tritt. Beverly graduated from Jamison Hospital School of Nursing, New Castle, and was an industrial nurse working for U.S. Steel, Vandergrift, Allegheny Ludlum, Leechburg, and retired from Westinghouse Electric Co., Churchill.

 
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Jeanne Marie (Davis) Grimm

September 14, 2016 |

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

Jeanne Marie (Davis) Grimm, age 85, of North Huntingdon, went to see the Lord peacefully on Monday September 12, 2016. She was born August 2, 1931 in Irwin, the daughter of the Wiley and Minnie Davis. She was a member of the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Irwin and was past treasurer of the Golden Echoes and a member of the funeral choir. She was a graduate of North Huntingdon High, the Business Careers Institute and the Westmoreland Community College. She retired in 1996 from West Penn Power after 20 years, and had also worked as a clerk in the Jeannette City Administration Offices for several years.

 
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Frances Waller

September 14, 2016 |

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

Frances Waller, age 89 of Pittsburgh, formerly of West Mifflin, died Monday, September 12, 2016.  She was born in West Mifflin on November 9, 1926 and is the daughter of the late Harry and Lillie (Wray) Grimes and the wife of the late Harrold E. Waller, Sr.

 
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Diane Alicia Natale

September 14, 2016 |

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

Diane Alicia Natale,  of North Huntingdon, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, September 13, 2016.

 
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Rhoda V. Douglas

September 14, 2016 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

RHODA V. DOUGLAS, 97 of Glassport, died Sept. 12, 2016.  She is the daughter of the late Harry and Mae (Knight) Byard.  Beloved wife of the late Richard J. Douglas.  Rhoda is survived by her daughters Patricia (Frank) Thomas of West Mifflin and Mary Jane (the late James) Belusar of White Oak; grandchildren Sherrie, Crescini, Kathy, Michael, Jill, Amy, Hope, Kirsten and Kent; also 11 great grandchildren and 8 great great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her son Wayne Doulgas, brother Jack Byard and sisters June Byard and Gerry Singer.

 
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Heather M. Dervin

September 13, 2016 |

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

Heather M. Dervin, 26, of North Huntingdon, died Saturday September 10, 2016 at home. She was born October 26, 1989 in Monroeville, the daughter of Max D. Dervin (step mother Karen) and Diane (Lovas) Mardell (step father Dennis). Heather was a graduate of Norwin High School, class of 2008. Her interests were in culinary arts, drawing, writing, and poetry. She loved cats and was a huge Pittsburgh Penguins fan. She is a granddaughter of the late Jack and Pauline Dervin and Chuck and Patti Sasse.

 
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Karen M. Murray

September 13, 2016 |

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

Karen M. Murray, 69, of North Huntingdon, died Monday, Sept. 12, 2016. She was born Oct. 25, 1946, in McKeesport, the daughter of the late Herbert and Mary "Polly" (Bussler) Gerstner. Karen worked as an operator for Bell Telephone, and later retired from Verizon customer service.

 
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Bernice McCoy

September 13, 2016 |

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

Bernice McCoy, 89 of Duquesne,peacefully departed this life on September 7, 2016 at the home of her niece, Beverly (Gerald) Elkins in Denver, Colorado.

 
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Richard Stein

September 13, 2016 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Richard Stein, 84, Glassport, formerly of New York, passed away at Baldwin Health Center on Sunday September 11, 2016.  He was born on May 25, 1932 in New York City, NY.

 
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