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Rose Ann Kalkbrenner

January 27, 2016 |

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

Rose Ann Kalkbrenner, age 68, of Baldwinsville, New York, formerly of McKeesport, died Jan. 25, 2016.

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Mary K. Sivak

January 26, 2016 |

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

Mary K. Sivak, age 59 of Liberty Borough, died Jan. 25, 2016.

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James E. Thompson, Jr.

January 26, 2016 |

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

James E. Thompson, Jr., 85, of West Mifflin, passed away on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at home. He was a retired pipefitter for Power Piping in West Mifflin and also retired from Carnegie Natural Gas Company.

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January 26, 2016 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

ANTHONY "TONY" W. MARSICO, 66 of Glassport, most recently of Lower Burrell, died Jan. 22, 2016.  He is the son of the late John and Shirley (Hughes) Marsico.  He is survived by sisters Kathleen (Henry) Buczynski of McKeesport, Sandra (Richard) Dyer of Bradenton, FL,  Luann Weisenburg of Inwood, WV and Shirley Jeanne (Gary) Beard of Bradenton, FL; brother John (Des) Marsico of Oklahoma City, OK; nieces Andrea, Sarah and Alyssa; nephews Eric, Josh, Kyle and Jacob, also aunt Theresa Marsico of Jeannette; childhood friends, Sandy Nolfi (whose husband, Rusty, died on Jan. 5) and Linda Lesnak; also numerous cousins.
Tony was a curator at Bayernhof Museum in O'Hara Twp.  He had a piano and tuning restoration business in Glassport and Charlotte, NC; was a Lionel train enthusiast, collecting trains since he was a small child and was an avid reader. Tony also attended Mt. Aloysius College in Cresson, Pa and was a Navy veteran during the Vietnam War. 
Friends will be received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport, Sat. 2-4 and 6-8.  A funeral blessing will be held Sat. at 2:30 pm in the funeral home with Rev. Wojcicki.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to either the American Cancer Society or Cancer Care Center, 4117 Liberty Ave. Pgh 15224, attn; Rebecca Whitlinger.

Merle E. Campbell

January 25, 2016 |

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

Merle E. Campbell, 88, of White Oak, died Monday, Jan. 25, 2016.

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Steve Katrenic

January 25, 2016 |

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

Steve Katrenic, age 93 of Versailles and formerly of Port Vue and North Huntingdon, passed away on Friday, January 22, 2016 in Mt. Vernon of Elizabeth.  Born May 16, 1922 in Port Vue, he was a son of the late Steve Katrenic, Sr. and Susan (Wargo) Katrenic.  A retired raker for Trumbull Corporation and a member of St. Mark's Parish, Steve was a World War II Veteran of the US Navy. 

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Louis A. Shaw

January 25, 2016 |

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

Louis A. Shaw, 69, of White Oak, died peacefully surrounded by his family on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016.

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Raymond J. Coval

January 25, 2016 |

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

Raymond J. Coval, 91, of White Oak, died Friday, Jan. 22, 2016.

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Vincent J. Villi

January 25, 2016 |

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

Vincent J. Villi, 91, of Irwin, died at home Friday January 22, 2016. He was born August 12, 1924 in Wilkinsburg, a son of the late Dominic James and Mary Teresa (Arena) Villi and was also preceded in death by his wife Dolores E. (Willett) Villi, brothers, sisters, and a grandson. He retired as the owner of the Odds and Ends Shoppe, Irwin. He started his working career as a manager for Holland Furnace Co., Buffalo, NY, then returned to the area as a partner of Parkway Furnace & Supply, Glassport, and then owned and operated Sam’s Auto Sales of McKeesport.

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Betty Mae Helmick

January 25, 2016 |

By willig | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Betty Mae Helmick, age 83, of Glassport, died January 23, 2016, at John J. Kane Regional Medical Center. Born May 20, 1932, in Petersburg, WV, she was the daughter of the late Theodore and Beulah (Shreves) Simmons and the wife of the late William Harrison Helmick.
Betty dedicated her life to caring for her family. She was a devoted Christian and lifelong member of the Glassport Assembly of God Church, where she was the former treasurer. She loved to bake and make homemade soups. Betty would open her home and heart to anyone that she touched in her life.

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Carol J. Coccia

January 24, 2016 |

By willig | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Carol J. Coccia, age 69, of Elizabeth Twp., formerly of White Oak, died January 21, 2016, at UPMC McKeesport Hospital. Born March 16, 1946, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Josephine (Sowa) Heveker and the wife of Samuel G. Coccia, Sr.
Carol retired as a travel agent from the former Cosmopolitan Agency and she was the secretary at Larry’s Hotel in McKeesport. She attended the Greenock United Methodist Church. She was a McKeesport Majorette Drill Team Aid and the President of the Greenock Elementary PTA and she was a volunteer for the Greater Pittsburgh Soap Box Derby for many years. She was the best friend and grandmother you could ever ask for.

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Leslie William "Coby" Beresford

January 24, 2016 |

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

Leslie William "Coby" Beresford, 64, of Monongahela, died Saturday, January 23, 2016 at home. He was born August 18, 1951 in Charleroi and was the son of the late Leslie R. Beresford and the late Josephine Roberts Beresford Kaminsky. He was the husband of the late Linda B. Beresford who died September 20, 2009. Leslie was a member of the Riverview Baptist Church in New Eagle and the Victory Hill Social Club. He was a USMC Veteran and served from 1969-71. He enjoyed NASCAR Racing, Car Shows and Motorcycles. Leslie was an auto mechanic and had worked for Speedy Muffler King in McKeesport and Penn Hills.

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Paul Joseph Pociask

January 23, 2016 |

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

Paul Joseph Pociask, 78, of Elizabeth Township, died Friday, January 22, 2016. He was born August 31, 1937 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Paul F. and late Margaret Polak Pociask. He was a member of Central Highlands Community United Methodist Church in Elizabeth Township, White Oak American Legion Post 701, Versailles Croatian Club, Eleventh Ward Welfare Association, Elizabeth Township Ex-serviceman's Association, Polish Alliance # 352, Blaine Hill Fire Co. Club, East McKeesport F & AM Lodge 765, Turner's, and the Central Vol. Fire Co. where he served as Lieutenant.

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Thomas J. Gambal

January 23, 2016 |

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

THOMAS J. GAMBAL, 73, died Jan. 22, 2016.  He is the son of Helen (Suchta) Gambal and thelate Joseph Gambal.  He is survived by his wife Carolyn (Sikora) Gambal; son Eric Gambal; brother Donald (Grace) Gambal of Parma, OH; aunt, uncle, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Tom was a member of Holy Trinity Church.  A memorial mass will be celebrated at Holy Trinity Church at a later date.

Funeral arrangement by Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne.


George D. McAtee Jr.

January 22, 2016 |

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

George D. McAtee Jr., 90, of North Huntingdon, died Thursday, January 21, 2016 at home. He was born March 14, 1925 in McKeesport and was the son of the late George D. McAtee Sr. and the late Catherine M. Bauerschmidt McAtee. He was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church in North Huntingdon and White Oak American Legion. George was proprietor of the George D. McAtee Co., and was a WWII Veteran serving in the USMC in the Asiatic Pacific Theatre.

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