Marilyn Joyce Jackson

November 26, 2020 |

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

Marilyn Joyce Jackson, 67, died Nov. 19, 2020. She was born on May 3, 1953, in Columbia, S.C., to the late Willie Moody and Betty Moody Graham.

Marilyn is a graduate of Hopkins High School in Columbia, SC. She later married the late Albert Jackson and moved to Clairton where she became a member of Morning Star Baptist Church. Marilyn is retired from UPMC McKeesport Hospital, and had worked for JoAnn Fabrics for the past 30 years.

She loved cooking, shopping, sewing, and making blankets.

 
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Meredith “Mert” Williams

November 26, 2020 |

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

Meredith Duane Williams “Mert”, “Murky”, 55, of Stafford, Virginia, departed this life on Monday, November 9, 2020. Meredith was born on September 6, 1965, in McKeesport, Pennsylvania. He was the son of Barbara Williams, Janice Brownfield, and the late Meredith Brownfield. Mr. Williams graduated from McKeesport Highschool in 1983. He then enlisted and served 25 years in the United States Marine Corps. He received his Bachelors in Business and Masters in Public Administration from Strayer University.

Mert, a man of many talents and passions, spent his free time hunting, fishing, and creating joyous moments with his loved ones. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, son, and friend. As a member of Zion Baptist Church, Mr. Williams would graciously provide the fish for the church’s annual fish fry.

 
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Ernestine Wright

November 26, 2020 |

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

Ernestine Wright, 67, died Nov. 8, 2020 in Jefferson Hospital. She was born August 12, 1953, in Alabama, beloved daughter of the late Ernest Thomas and Daisy Hammond. She was preceded in death by her fiance, John Harper.  

Ernestine is survived by her daughter, Jaime Elizabeth Franklin of McKeesport, PA; son, Dragon Moon Shadow of Evansville, IN; grandson, Lamar Dorian Eleam of McKeesport; brother, Philip Thomas; extended family and friends.

Arrangements were in charge of Robert A. Waters Funeral Home.

 
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William D. Coleman

November 26, 2020 |

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

William D. Coleman, best known as Darrell, of Duquesne, PA passed away on Friday, November 13, 2020 at UPMC Presbyterian hospital in Pittsburgh, PA.

William graduated from Duquesne High School. He worked various jobs throughout his life to provide for himself and his family. He was a very loving father and an amazing grandfather. He had a very big heart, and was loved by many people.

 
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Gertrude L. “Trudy” (Ferree) Vandervort

November 26, 2020 |

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

Gertrude L. “Trudy” (Ferree) Vandervort, 70, of North Versailles, died Friday November 20, 2020. She was born February 23, 1950 in McKeesport, the daughter of the late Lawrence and LaVerne (Harff) Ferree. In addition to her parents she is precededd in death by her longtime companion Harold D. "Hal" Dennison II.

She was a retired employee of JC Penney, Monroeville. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and loved music and loved to dance and sing.

 
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Leonard (“Duke”) Ducar

November 26, 2020 |

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

Leonard (“Duke”) Ducar, 89, of Duquesne died November 21, 2020 in Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh.  Born November 29, 1930, he was the son of the late John and Anna (Billi) Ducar of Munhall and the beloved husband of Evelyn (Urban) Ducar for 27 years before her passing in 1988.  He was also preceded in death by his brothers John, Michael and Joseph, and sisters Mary Bobick and Ann Ducar.

Leonard was the loving father of daughter Eva Ducar of West Homestead, sons John (Jill) Ducar of Penn Township and James Ducar of Duquesne, and the loving Pa of Sara and Cecelia Ducar.  He was also the loving brother of Bernard (Janet) Ducar of Whitaker, Frances (Stephen) Fischer of West Homestead, Martha (Thomas) McAloon of Whitehall, and Dolores (Donald) Rohac of Irwin,and uncle to several nieces and nephews. .

 
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Richard Restagno

November 25, 2020 |

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

Richard Restagno, age 77 of West Mifflin, passed away on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at UPMC McKeesport. Born March 29, 1943 in Avella, he was a son of the late Frank D. and Josephine (Salen) Restagno. He worked for his family's grocery store, Restagno Market and  owned game rooms in Clairton. Richard also worked for South Hills Disposal, Allstar Cadillac, and Arnoni Development. He was a member of Triumph of the Holy Cross (Holy Spirit Catholic Church) and a 46 year member of the Elks.

 
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Dorothy J. Artim

November 25, 2020 |

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

Dorothy J. Artim, 84, of North Huntingdon, passed away November 25, 2020 at her home.  She was born April 8, 1936 in Braddock, a daughter of the late William and Margaret Kamenic.  Prior to her retirement, Dorothy worked for Westinghouse, Chalfant, Pa., Norwin School District as a monitor and the Westmoreland County Food Bank.  She was a veteran of the US Women's Army Corp., a member of St. Agnes Parish and Manor Legion Post #472 and enjoyed walking, shopping, cooking and crocheting.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Edward, Robert and Charles Kamenic; sister, Evelyn Kamenic; and baby, Margaret Artim.  She is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Thomas Artim; sons, Ken and Tom Jr; stepchildren, Donny and Krysty Sgambati; sister, Dolores (Ronald) Zawodni; and granddaughter, Catherine.  Friends will be received from 3-7 p.m. on Sunday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  A funeral service will be held on Monday at 10 a.m. in the Funeral Home.  Interment to follow in Monongahela Cemetery.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Carol Ruth Thompson

November 25, 2020 |

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

After a long battle with cancer, Carol Ruth (Sharpnack) Thompson, age 75, of West Newton passed away on Friday, November 20, 2020 at Ascension St. Thomas Midtown Hospital in Nashville, TN. She retired as a secretary for GMAC in St. Petersburg, FL and she worked part-time with her late mother at Sandcastle and Kennywood. She enjoyed traveling and sports. Born June 24, 1945 in Teaneck, NJ, she was a daughter of the late Thomas E. and Caroline (McLaughlin) Sharpnack. She is survived by her daughter, Nancye (Shaun) Hill of Manchester, TN; grandson, Austin Kistler of Manchester, TN; sister, Peggy (Ron) Mizla of Morgantown, WV; also, many cousins. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Monday, November 30, 2020 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. A funeral service will take place on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 12 Noon in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Dr. Marvin C. Watson officiating. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. In order to comply with Covid-19 restrictions, attendance will be limited to 50 people at any given time inside the funeral home. Guests are required to wear masks and follow CDC social distancing guidelines. You may be asked to limit your visiting time so that all guests will have an opportunity to pay their respects. The family would like to express their understanding to those who are unable to attend due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


William David Alund

November 25, 2020 |

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

William David Alund, 88, of White Oak, passed away Monday, November 23, 2020 at home. He was born August 14, 1932 in McKeesport and was the son of the late George Gustave Alund, Sr, and the late Edith (Swanson) Alund. William was a member of Christy Park United Methodist Church and was a member of the former Jenny Lind United Methodist Church where he was in the choir for over 60 years. He also enjoyed participating in the McKeesport Barbershop Chorus and the National Carbide and Tool Society. He retired from Champion Tool and Die after 50 years of employment and was a US Army Veteran serving during the Korean War.

 
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Lynda Springer

November 24, 2020 |

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

Lynda Springer, age 61 of Greenock, passed away on Monday, November 23, 2020 in UPMC McKeesport.  Born January 29, 1959 in McKeesport, she is the daughter of Wayne C. and Patricia Ann (Kushner) Ludwick of N. Myrtle Beach, SC.  Lynda operated SpeediKeys, her own medical transcription business.  She joins her husband of 37 years: the late Gary R. Springer, who passed away October 22, 2019.  Besides her parents, Lynda is survived by her sons Steven Springer of Monroeville, Jason Springer of Ft. Myers, FL, and Justin Springer of Elizabeth Twp.; her two brothers Eric (Nancy) Ludwick of Elizabeth Twp. and Brian Ludwick of Miami, FL; her niece Jenna; and her nephew Ethan.

 
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Marilyn June Firden

November 24, 2020 |

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

Marilyn June Firden, 87, of Elizabeth, passed away Tuesday, October 20, 2020.  She was born on July 18, 1933 in Pittsburgh and was the daughter of the late Stephen and Sophie (Prerkawski) Makiski.  She was the wife of the late Sherman Firden.  Marilyn was a member of the Bethesda United Presbyterian Church of Elizabeth and the Elizabeth Twp. Senior Citizens.

 
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Florine McKinney

November 23, 2020 |

By Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home | Posted in: Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home

Age 70, of Duquesne, passed away on November 23, 2020 at UPMC East. Born in Pittsburgh on January 6, 1950, she was the daughter of the late Earl McKinney and Mattie (Mahaffey) McGee. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of New Kensington. She loved to bake, cook & sew, enjoyed babysitting and she loved children.  She is survived by her mother, Mattie McGee; sister Rita (Robert Lee) Chaffin of Duquesne and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her sister, Earlene Head.  Visitation will be held on Monday, November 30, 2020, from 9 a.m.-noon at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 15110, 412-466-3300, where a funeral service will be held at 12 noon with the Rev. Lloyd Massie officiating.

 


Matushka Eloise Lesko

November 23, 2020 |

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

Matushka Eloise Lesko, wife of The Very Rev. David Lesko, former Pastor (1973-2018)  of  the now disbanded Saint Nicholas Russian Orthodox Parish of Duquesne, Pennsylvania, died in the Venetia home of her daughter, Rachel Wilson, on Sunday, November 22, 2020, at the age of 76.

 
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Helen Lowney

November 23, 2020 |

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

Helen Lowney, age 99 of Parma, OH and formerly of McKeesport, passed away at home on Saturday, November 21, 2020.  Born February 24, 1921 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Steve and Amanda (Jandrillic) Mihalevic.  In her spare time, Helen loved to craft, solve word search puzzles, but, most of all, spent time with her adoring family.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Albert F. Lowney, who passed away December 11, 1992, and her brothers Joseph and John Mihalevic.  Helen is survived by her children Stephen Lowney of Berea, OH, Joseph M. (Lisa) Lowney of Louisville, OH, and Alberta Lowney of Parma; her grandchildren Amanda Jean Lowney, Amanda Frances Parsons, and Alesha Gershan; and her great-grandchildren Winslow Catherine Parsons and Audrey Gershan.

 
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