Lorraine Hughes Holmes

July 09, 2020 |

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

Lorraine (Miss Money) Hughes Holmes of Duquesne, PA, departed this life on July 6, 2020. Lorraine was born July 20, 1936 in Smithdale, PA and was the daughter of the late Virgil Robertson, Sr. And Jessie Lee Vincent Robertson. She was preceded in death by her husband James Holmes, Sr., sister Geraldine Stephens, brothers, Virgil Robertson, James Robertson, Willie Robertson, Clifford Robertson, and Leonard Robertson, and stepson David Dickerson.

Lorraine, a graduate of Duquesne High School, was employed by the Allegheny Health Department working with pre-school children and Magee Women’s Hospital of Oakland, PA. She left her nursing career at the age of 51 to acquire an Associate’s degree in Social Service. She loved helping people with anything that they needed help with. She would go to AA meetings, drug counseling, and anything else that would help a person out. She held skating parties for the children in her neighborhood, sold ice cups to help children pay for their tickets that couldn’t afford it. She wanted to be a wealth of walking information for her community. She also loved taking care of the sick cancer patients and bringing children in her home that needed a place to stay. Whether they needed clothes, baths, food, and just a place to sleep, she was willing to provide that.

 
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Vince Kelly Sr.

July 09, 2020 |

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

Vince Kelly Sr., 59, was born on July 15, 1960 to the late Charlie Kelly and Dolores Leggett in Chicago, Ill. Vince passed away on July 1, 2020 in Pittsburgh, PA. He was preceded in death by father, Charlie Kelly, mother, Dolores Leggett and brother Erik Westbrook.

He graduated from McKeesport Area High School and enlisted in the US Marine Corps. Vince worked at General Motors for some years. He loved cars, sports, And loved to laugh and make everyone smile.

 
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Celeste Fullard Green

July 09, 2020 |

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

Celeste Fullard Green passed away on July 3, 2020, in Duquesne, Pennsylvania. Celeste was born in Timmonsville, South Carolina to Beatrice and Clarence on July 3, 1931.  She was one of ten children.  She had a loving relationship with her sisters: Earlease, Ardella, Annie, Shirley and Febrey and with her brothers:  Kenneth, Clarence Jr., James and Curtis.   She married Archie Green in 1956 in Pittsburgh who passed away in 1974.

In the early ‘60s, Celeste became a dedicated baptized Jehovah’s Witness and served faithfully until she passed.  She had a long and successful career at Magee-Womens Hospital in Pittsburgh for 25 years, where she excelled in her position as a Labor and Delivery Assistant.

 
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Major A. Mason III

July 09, 2020 |

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

Major A. Mason, III, Ph.D, 79, son of Gordon and Nannie Mason Sr., was born on July 15, 1940 in McKeesport, PA. He departed this life on June 28, 2020 at UPMC Presbyterian. He was also preceded in death by his wife Ann Mason. He leaves behind his daughter, Arianna Mason; son, Major A. Mason, IV; brother, Gordon Mason, Jr. of White Oak, PA; sisters, Margaret Friend, Sylvia Carter, Lorraine Turner; nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Dr. Mason served as the Co-editor with Ralph Bangs, Ph.D., of The State of Black Youth in Pittsburgh, a 562-page book printed by the University of Pittsburgh for the Urban League of Pittsburgh, Inc. in 1997. It was very well received by former University of Pittsburgh Chancellor Marc Nordenberg who purchased 210 copies for the Board of Trustees.  Dr. Mason also served as the Editor of the Youth Edition, which contains excerpts from the larger book told in story form.  The 60-page Youth Edition is entitled "It's Just About Making the Right Choices."

 
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Geraldine D. "Gerry" (Balombiny) Selznick

July 09, 2020 |

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

Geraldine D. "Gerry" (Balombiny) Selznick, 86, of Duquesne, Fell asleep in the Lord, peacefully, on Friday June 26, 2020 in Jefferson Regional Medical Center, Jefferson Hills. Born in Duquesne, June 18, 1934, she was the daughter of the late George and Mary (Hayduk) Balombiny. Beloved wife of the late Edgar A. Selznick, she is survived by a daughter, Kathleen McCormick, a son, David Selznick, a brother, Francis Balombiny, one granddaughter, Jacqueline Fraas, a great grandchild, Carson Fraas, a nephew, Edward Balombiny, and a great niece, Heather Myer. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Selznick was also preceded in death by two brothers, Raymond and Edward Balombiny, a sister, Irene Bartos, and a nephew, Jan Balombiny.

 
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Corrine S. Timko

July 09, 2020 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Corrine S. Timko, 93, of Deland, Fl died Monday, June 22, 2020. She was born in Versailles Boro, Pa. Corrine was the daughter of the late Homer Sweeney and Mary Belle (Exton) Reynolds. She was the wife of the late John Timko from Orange City, Fla. who passed in February of 1998.

She is survived by her loving children: John D (Bonnie) Timko of Elizabeth, Pa., Rebecca A Puskaric of Winter Springs, Fl., Susan M (Jerry) Bunda of Moon Twp., Pa., and Barbara L Frazee of Oviedo, Fla. Corrine is also survived by her loving grandchildren (7) and great-grandchildren (6): Chassidy (Shawn) Wilson, Blake and Tanner of Winter Springs, Fl. Jason (Erin) Bunda, Bryce and Cameron of Moon Twp., Pa. Heather (Matthew Lignelli) Timko, Alessandra and Christiana of Monongahela, Pa. Stacy (Jeff) Beck of Washington, Pa. Dillon Timko of Elizabeth, Pa., Eric Puskaric of Winter Springs, Fl., and Anthony Frazee of Oviedo, Fla. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

 
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Ronald H. "Ronnie Mac" McKeever

July 09, 2020 |

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

Ronald H. "Ronnie Mac" McKeever, age 62 of Elizabeth Twp., passed away at home on Tuesday, July 7, 2020.  Born October 26, 1957 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Harold "Irv" and Lois Jean (Nelson) McKeever.  A recipient of a BA in Administration of Justice from Penn State University, Ronald worked for more than 30 years as a juvenile probation officer for the Allegheny County Juvenile Courts and also as a patio host at Stone Villa Wineries in Acme.  He will be remembered as a kind, gentle, and generous man; a wonderful father and grandfather; and for always having a genuine love of people.  He is survived by his wife of 30 years Debra A. (Balocik) McKeever; his children Laurie (Greg) Geibel of North Huntingdon and Randy (Cari) Winkler of Baldwin; his grandchildren Dylan, Abby, Grace, and Ben; his siblings James, Robert, Gary, Richard, and John "Jack" McKeever and Nancy Lou Shaffer McKeever; and many nieces and nephews.  Ronald was also a wonderful father to four cats currently and many more through the years. 

 
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Eleanor Sawyers

July 08, 2020 |

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

Eleanor (Shunk) Sawyers, age 87, of Forward Twp., passed away on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at Mon Valley Care Center. She enjoyed traveling and loved animals. Born April 26, 1933 in Brownsville, she was a daughter of the late Guy and Minnie (Sink) Shunk and wife of the late Richard Sawyers. She is survived by daughter, Nancy (Bobby) Shaffer of Forward Twp.; son, Rodney M. (Donna) Sawyers of Forward Twp.; numerous grandchildren; sister, Louise Illig of Royalton, OH; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by sons, Richard and Randy Lee Sawyers, and grandson, Matthew J. Metts. Visitation and service are private. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Dennis M. Dooen

July 08, 2020 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Dennis M. Dooen, 70, of Port Vue, died July 5, 2020.  He is the son of the late John and Maryann Dooen.  He is survived by his wife Donna (Younkin) Dooen; sons Patrick (Renee) Dooen and Daniel Dooen; step daughter Katherine (Corey) Winters; grandchildren Ryan, Jared and Allyson Dooen; step granddaughter Avery Winters and sister Linda (Michael) Handra.  Dennis was retired from the VA; was a member of TCA and served in the Marine Corp.  Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport, Wed. from 1 to 7.  A funeral blessing will be held Thurs. 10:00 am in the funeral home with Father Tom Lewandowski.  Interment following New St. Joseph Cemetery.

 


Patricia E. Baldridge

July 08, 2020 |

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

Patricia E. Baldridge, age 78, of McKeesport, PA, died on June 26, 2020. She was born in McKeesport on February 18, 1942 and is the daughter of the late Thomas and Elizabeth Downie Baldridge.

 
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Duane M. Colclaser

July 08, 2020 |

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

Duane M. Colclaser, 62, of Boston, passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2020. He was born August 12, 1957 in Medina, OH, and was the son of the late David P. and Doris L. (French) Colclaser. Duane was a mechanic and bus driver.

 
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Richard D. “Rich” Kostyzak, Sr.

July 07, 2020 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Richard D. “Rich” Kostyzak, Sr., 55, of Glassport passed away on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at his home. He was born in McKeesport on April 7, 1965 to William Peter Kostyzak, Sr. and Enise M. Donofrio Kostyzak. In addition to his parents he is survived by daughters Dania Kostyzak, of Glassport and Paige Fields of McKeesport, son Richard D. (Erin) Kostyzak, Jr. of Freeport, grandchildren, Richard III and Evelyn, brother Mike “Zak” Kostyzak, of Glassport, and Melanie Bradley, the mother of his two children. Rich was preceded in death by his brother, William Kostyzak., Jr. He enjoyed music of all kinds, reading, and watching historical documentaries.

Services have been entrusted to E.C. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 235 Monongahela Ave, Glassport, PA 15045.  Inurnment will take place at a later date at St. Joseph Cemetery & Mausoleum in North Versailles. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


Helen S. Holko

July 07, 2020 |

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

Helen S. Holko died peacefully on Monday, June 6, 2020, a daughter of the late Fred and Ann Semko originally from Rankin, Pa.  She is the wife of the late Stephen A. Holko, Sr. and is survived by daughters Diane (Tom) Stanesic and Mary Ellen (Donny) Minchoff and sons Stephen A. (Judith) Holko, Jr., David (Karen) Holko and John (Kim) Holko.  In addition, she is survived by her granddaughters Jennifer, Jackie, Becky, Jessica, Tara, Janeace, Paula, Amy and Stephanie and grandsons Todd and John, Jr.  Helen was also blessed with 19 great grandchildren.  She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.  Preceded in death by her siblings.

 
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Nicole A. Davis

July 07, 2020 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

Nicole A. Davis, 38, of East McKeesport, died Sunday, July 5, 2020, at her home.  Born in McKeesport, June 1, 1982, daughter of the late Charles D. Davis, Jr., she was the daughter of Richard and Michele Lukas Parrish of McKeesport.  Nicole is survived by her parents; daughter, Ladaija Glover of Clairton; brother, Brandon Davis of North Huntingdon; sister, Brooke Davis of McKeesport; also by 2 nieces, 2 nephews, 4 aunts, 1 uncle, and 2 kittens.  Friends will be received in the Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 on Thursday, July 9, 2020 from 2-7 PM, at which time a celebration of life service will be held.  Interment will follow in McKeesport and Versailles Cemetery at a later date.

 


Barbara Ann Fairbaugh

July 06, 2020 |

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

Barbara Ann Fairbaugh, age 93 of North Huntingdon formerly of Liberty Boro died July 6, 2020, She was born May 26, 1927 in Wall, Pa , where she grew up. She was the  daughter of the late Pete and Frances Yunitz Hurwatic. Throughout her life, Barbara was employed as a waitress at various restaurants including Stratigos, The Bellmont, Club Car and the White Elephant. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, shopping and fine shoes. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband James F. Fairbaugh and 6 brothers and sisters.

 
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