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Margaret "Peggy" Radvansky Randall

Margaret "Peggy" Radvansky Randall, age 95, of White Oak, Died February 17, 2018, at UPMC East Hospital. Born March 13, 1922, in Homestead, PA, she was the daughter of the late Bertalan and Mary Pastor and the wife of the late Stephen "Puffy" Radvansky Randall.

Peggy dedicated her life to caring for family. She was a graduate of New Haven Business School, in Connecticut. She was a member of St. Elias Byzantine Catholic Church, in Munhall. Peggy will always be remembered for her kind hearted manner and especially for trying to share her food and goodies with everyone she came in contact with. Peggy is survived by her son, Bruce (Judith) Randall of Monroeville; grandchildren, Brad Radvansky of Chicago, IL and Jesse (Renee) Randall of Hope, ME; sister, Marian Dahmen of Hope, ME; nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, Peggy was preceded in death by her brothers, Bart Pastor, Steven "Sambo" Pastor, Julius "Chic" Pastor and Ernest Pastor. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 10 a.m., in St. Elias Byzantine Catholic Church in Munhall, PA. The Very Rev. Andrew J. Deskevich will officiate. Inurnment will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Duquesne, PA, at a later date. Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society, 32 Belmar Dr. Pittsburgh, PA 15223.
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Charles Michael Nordine

Charles Michael Nordine, 72 of Clairton, formerly of the state of California, passed away on Saturday, February 17th, 2018 at Manor Care in Bethel Park. He was born April 14, 1945 in Clairton to the late Roy and Mary Pholar Nordine. He is survived by his many nieces and nephews, and his close friends Linda and Clyde “Butch”. Charles was preceded in death by his parents Roy and Mary Nordine, his brothers; Roy Nordine, Conrad Nordine, and John Nordine, and sisters Carole Shaffer and Vivian Kerekes. He was a member of the Wilson Presbyterian Church in Clairton. Charles enjoyed computers, and reading. Arrangements have been entrusted to S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th St, Clairton, PA 15025. The family requests donations be made to the funeral home to defray costs. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.


Sylvina "Vina" J. March

Sylvina “Vina” J. March, 81, of Glassport died Saturday February 17, 2018. She was the daughter of the late Alvin and Hazel Murray. Vina is survived by her children Jamie (Paul) Trunzo of Glassport, PA, Sharon (Karen) Miller of Lexington, TN, and John (Susan) Miller of Waterford, PA; sister Martha Miller of Waterford, PA; 3 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; and many nieces, nephews, and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband James R. March, and siblings Alma Gur, James Murray, Gene Murray, and Jack Murray. She enjoyed spending time in Bedford, casino trips, bingo, and she was an active participant in her community. Her proudest accomplishment was the revitalization of the Glassport Senior Center. She was a social member of the Glassport Sons of Italy, Chair of Trustees of Glassport United Methodist Church, Director of Glassport Senior Citizen Center, and owner of the former Vina’s Cleaners in Glassport. Friends will be received Monday from 2-8pm at the Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport. A blessing will be held at the funeral home Tuesday morning 10am with Pastor Hal Dangel, interment following Round Hill Cemetery.


George H. Kessler

George H. Kessler, 76, of McKeesport, formerly of Lincoln Place, passed away on Thursday, February 15th 2018 at UPMC McKeesport Hospital. He was born in Pittsburgh on December 19, 1941 to the late William R. and Margaret E. Haser Kessler. George is survived by siblings; Robert Kessler of McKeesport, Lauretta Gardner of Lincoln Place, and Edward Kessler of California. “Uncle George” is also survived by his many nieces, great nieces, nephews and great nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; William and Margaret Kessler, and brother William Kessler. George proudly served in the U.S. Army, was an avid gun enthusiast, and a lover of all animals. Arrangements have been entrusted to I.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 203 4th Street, Dravosburg, PA 15034. Inurnment will take place at The National Cemetery of the Alleghenies at a later date. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.


RICHARD PHILLIP “RICKY” FALCHETTI

RICHARD PHILLIP “RICKY” FALCHETTI age 66, passed away peacefully at the Veterans Administration H.J. Heinz Community Living Center on February 14, 2018. He lived and worked most of his life in the Duquesne area, including working at US Steel Duquesne Works, primary mill. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam Era where he received a National Defense Service Medal and an Army Commendation Medal. He was diagnosed with ALS in early 2017 and fought this terrible disease at home with the help of family members, friends, and as the disease progressed, his care was continued by loving and caring people at the VA. He was a son of the late Louise Rose (Consiglio) Falchetti. He is survived by his father, Richard L. Falchetti; brothers, Mark (Rosemarie), Byron and Keith (Mary Anne); and sister, Carmela; and special friend, Paulette Barry. He loved his nieces, Alyssa, Liana, Julia, Maria, Brittnie, Paige and Anziana; and great-nieces, Hailey and Natalie; and his aunt, Pat, in Kentucky; also cousins. There will be no visitation. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Name Church of Christ the Light of the World Parish on Saturday, February 24, 2018, at 10 a.m. where Military Honors will be rendered. The family extends its special gratitude to all the wonderful caregivers, volunteers and community members and fellow veterans at the H.J. Heinz VA Living Center Unit 3A. Arrangements entrusted to MALOY - SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, Duquesne, PA 412-466-3300.


IRENE E. POLLAK

IRENE E. POLLAK age 88, of West Mifflin, on February 15, 2018, at the home of her daughter. Irene was a member of St. Joseph Church and their Confraternity of Christian Mothers and Guild. She was the first participant of Community Life in McKeesport and cut the ribbon at their grand opening where she spent countless hours. She played the ukulele and enjoyed arts and crafts and poker parties. She was the daughter of the late Elizabeth (Tankovits) Basista. She was the wife of the late Joseph S. Pollak; mother of Joseph (Carole) Pollak of West Mifflin, Debbie (Jimbo) Kopay, with whom she resided, Vicki (Terry) Davis of Westmoreland City and the late Kenneth Pollak. She was the grandmother of Jon Spiewak, Jessie (Jay) Kopay, Joey (Jim) Sapp, Misty (Dave) DeRiggi, Natalie (Tony) Leber, Kenny (Julie) Pollak; great- grandmother of Desiree, Keirston, Madelyn, Skyler, Trinity, Rocco, Austin, Anthony, Mia, Avery and KJ; stepsister of Frank Basista of Florida. Visitation on Monday, February 19, 2018, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the MALOY - SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300 where a Blessing Service will be held Tuesday, February 20, 2018, at 9:30 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph Church at 10 a.m. Rev. Thomas Lewandowski, officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Irene’s family would like to thank the staff at Community Life for the exceptional care and love given to Irene.


Christopher Calderone

Christopher Matteo Calderone, age 2, of North Versailles, passed away on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at UPMC McKeesport. He was a member of St. Maurice Parish in Forest Hills. Born December 24, 2015 in Pittsburgh, he was a son of Justin R. and Shannon L. (Faix) Calderone of North Versailles. In addition to his parents, he is survived by maternal grandmother, Dorsey Faix of Brentwood; paternal grandmother, Kathy L. Maione of Charleroi; paternal grandfather, Bruce (Kathleen) Calderone of Collinsburg; paternal great-grandparents, Don and Bernadine Brewer of Yukon; also, aunts, uncles and cousins. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Sunday, February 18, 2018 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. A Blessing will take place on Monday, February 19, 2018 at 10 AM in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Kenneth W. Marlovits. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 

Barry Wright

Barry “Bear” Wright, age 67, of Wilson, passed away on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at Jefferson Hospital. A Navy veteran having served in Vietnam, he was a retired self-employed contractor.  He enjoyed fishing and shooting, and was a member of the Wilson American Citizens Club, the Thompson Run Athletic Club, and VFW Post 803 in Wilson.

Born June 17, 1950 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Seibert "Abe" and Betty J. (Criswell) Wright. He is survived by his daughter, Heather (Larry) Wright of Elizabeth Twp.; son, Brian L. Wright of Port Vue; former spouse, Debbie Wright of Port Vue; brother, Ronald Wright of Belle Vernon; sister, Diane Wright of Delaware; brother, Bert Wright of Pittsburgh; brother, Greg Wright of Beaver Falls; sister, Denise Wright of West Newton; loving companion with whom he resided, Audrey Pellecchia; stepchildren, Tara Pellecchia of Verona and Nicky Pellecchia of Wilson; step-grandchild, Erica Wilson; step-great-grandchild, Olivia Snow White; also, nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a stillborn daughter. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Monday, February 19, 2018 from 2-4 and 6 until the time of funeral service at 7:30 PM in the chapel with Pastor Lota Jones. Burial will take place in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies in Bridgeville on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 10:30 AM. Memorial contributions may be made to his children. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com


Irma Joan Hinkle Fraas

Irma Joan  Fraas,85 passed away February 14, 2018 in Kane McKeesport

Irma Joan Fraas, 85 of McKeesport passed away February 14, 2018 in Kane McKeesport. She was born in McKeesport the daughter of the late Jonathan Holmes and Irma Mary (Poland) Hinkle. She is the wife of the late Joseph Fraas. She is a retired nurse from Jefferson hospital after serving 45 years in the nursing. She enjoyed time with her family and Penguins hockey doing crafts and adult coloring books. She is survived by children Joe (Brenda) Fraas, Joann (Geoff) Templeton, Joyce (Philip) Weaving and Jodi (David) Mahoney. Grandchildren Danielle(Ed) Weimer, Joseph (Jacqui) Fraas, Jake (Dona) Fraas, Justin Templeton, Andrew Mahoney and Matthew Mahoney. Great Grandchildren Alex,Jacob,Zachary,Kendall, Christian, Logan and Carson. Step Great Grandchildren Bryanna, Ivory and Savannah.She is also survived by sisters Lee Watson, Betty (Bud) Lindauere and Faye (Brian) Breda. She was predeceased by sister Elaine Genovese and brother Tom Hinkle. There will be a gathering to celebrate her life on Sunday from 2:00 to 5:00 pm in the William H.Craig Funeral Home 3000 Versailles Ave. McKeesport, Pa. 15132 Inurnment will be Monday at 1:00 pm at the chapel of New St. Joseph Cemetery. Please meet at the chapel, Donations in lieu of flowers should be made to your charity of choice.


Richard D. Alberts, Sr.

Richard D. Alberts, Sr., age 72, of Elizabeth Twp., died February 14, 2018, at home. Born August 19, 1945, in San Antonio, TX, he was the son of the late Fred and Dorothy (Hranicky) Alberts and the husband of Diane (Kelly) Alberts for 53 years.

Richard was a retired machinist from US Steel with over 37 years of service. After retirement he went to work for Pro Am, as a fire extinguisher inspector and his latest employment was with Mon-Valley Hospital Transportation Services, where he was a driver. He was a US Army veteran, serving during the Vietnam war. Richard served his community through his lifelong career as a volunteer fireman with the Central Fire Department, in Elizabeth. He was a member of the Gospel Alliance Church in Belle Vernon. He and his family enjoyed spending time and making memories at their family camp in Presque Isle, Lake Erie, PA. Richard also had a passion for traveling with his wife and enjoyed watching football. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Tina (Joe) Dugan of Rostraver and Richard D. (Beth) Alberts, Jr., of Elizabeth Twp.; grandchildren, Lauren, Nathan and Xander; brother, Charles (sarah) Alberts of FL; nieces and nephews; and loyal pup "Snow." In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his beloved pup "Dutchess." Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Saturday, February 17, 2018, from 6 to 8 p.m. and Sunday, February 18, 2018, from Noon to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. A funeral service will be celebrated on Monday, February 19, 2018, at 10 a.m., in the funeral home chapel. Pastor Brad Sickler will be the celebrant. Burial with military honors will follow at Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.
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Alice J. Goodish

Goodish, Alice Jane. Aged 76, passed in Lake city, FL on January 30, 2018, due to complications related to a house fire. Born September 7, 1941 in Duquesne PA to Alice Eismont/Lemak/Uhren and Steve Lemak.

 She graduated from Duquesne High School, class of 1959. She attended nursing school at Montefiore and had taken several art classes later in life. On October 10, 1960, she married Ray Goodish and had three children, Kathleen, Scott, and Elizabeth and casually adopted Paul Montenary. While living in Duquesne for most of her life. she was a homemaker, worked for Avenue News and Merck-Medco until retiring in 2004. Jane had been a resident of Bullskin Twp. Fayette County for the last 12 years. Jane was a member of PA Paint Horse Assoc., Bullskin Twp Historical Society and the Mt. Pleasant Library. She was a staunch republican with a keen interest in politics. Some of her other notable interests were painting, gardening, horses, and especially bird-watching. She will be especially remembered for her quick wit, intelligence, broad smiles and her kind and caring nature. She freely gave to those in need, even when she had little to give. She rarely had a bad word to say about anyone unless she talked politics. “Love is stronger than death, dreams are more powerful than reality, myth outlasts memory, faith banishes fear, hope devours misery, and laughter cures everything but hiccups.” Jane is survived by her three children and their spouses: Kathy Goodish and John Balog of FL, Scott and Nancy Goodish of N. Huntingdon, Beth and Troy Patton of Acme. Paul and Darla Montenary of White Oak. Her grandchildren; Gustav Goodish, Cody Kerns, Jay Kettren, Matthew, Nathaniel and Rebekah Patton. She is survived by her sister and best friend, Shirley Dilla, her cherished nieces and nephews Bernadette Blatnick, Patrick, John and James Dilla. Jane was preceded in death by her husband Ray Goodish, mother, Alice Uhren, father, Steven Lemak and step-father Stephen Uhren. Services will be held Saturday, February 24th at 11 a.m. St John’s United Church of Christ, 1230 Brownstown Rd., Larimer, PA 15647. Interment to follow at Long Run Cemetery N. Huntingdon. Relatives and friends are welcome for repast at Norwin Community Resource Center. The family asks that in remembrance of Jane to please extend an act of kindness to someone in need or lonely.


Robert A. Bell

ROBERT A. BELL age 82, of Duquesne, on February 15, 2018. Bob was retired from Tygart Steel and also as a security guard from Braddock Hospital. He was a model train enthusiast, coached Duquesne Little League for 22 years, enjoyed bowling for over 50 years and was a former member of L.O.O.M. #75. Husband to the late Mary (Kemeny) Bell; father of Robert Bell of West Mifflin, John (Missy) Bell of Munhall and the late James J. Bell; grandfather of Wayne Stephen Bell and the late Christopher John Bell. Survived by sister, Dee Monaghan of Dravosburg and Eleanor Halazynski of Philipsburg; and his goddaughter, Brina. Visitation Saturday and Sunday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME,915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne (412-466-3300). Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, February 19, 2018 at St. Joseph Church, Duquesne at 10 a.m. Reverend Thomas Lewandowski officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.


Joseph C. Winter

Joseph C. Winter, age 61, of North Versailles, died December 31, 2017, at home.

Joseph C. Winter, age 61, of North Versailles, died December 31, 2017, at home. Born August 4, 1956, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Joseph A. and Eleanor (Kundman) Winter. Joseph retired from Metal Tech Industries, in Pittsburgh, where he was a crane operator. He was an avid hockey fan and he loved watching the Pittsburgh Penguin's play. Joe loved giving his family members the "one up" or "two down." He was always there to lend a hand. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Joseph is survived by his son, Ryan (Tanya) Winter of North Versailles; grandchildren, Kristina, Alaina, Alexis and Travis; sisters, Joette Jackson of McKeesport, Gloria (Richard) Barnes of McKeesport and Karen Kemper of White Oak. In addition to his parents, Joseph was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Alan Kemper. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Saturday, February 17, 2018, from 1 p.m. until the time of Blessing Service at 3 p.m., in the funeral home chapel.
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Bicsey Obituary

Janet M. Bicsey, 61 of Largo, FL, formerly of Pittsburgh, died Feb. 9, 2018 from cancer.  She is the daughter of the late Edward and Elsie Bicsey.  She is survived by her daughter Kimberly Kruszka of McKeesport, Ex-husband Alan Kruszka of Duquesne, sister Constance Behrns; grandchildren Beth Clark and Shane Clark; also nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her sister Karen Jones.  Janet was employed by IAS Services in Florida.  Friends received Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne, Mon. 11 to 1:00 pm at which time a blessing will be held with Father Tom Lewandowski.  Interment following St. Hedwig Cemetery.


Pirhalla Obituary

Lucille M. Pirhalla, 88 of Duquesne, died Jan. 18, 2018.  She is the daughter of the late Andrew and Mary Pirhalla.  Lucille is survived by nieces Deborah Daley and Kathy Sheley and was preceded in death  by her brother Andrew Pirhalla.  A funeral blessing will be held Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 at noon at the Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne at Noon with Father Tom Lewandowski.


Cheryl Rogers

Cheryl Y. Rogers, age 62 of McKeesport, died Monday, February 12, 2018. She was born October 1, 1955 in Inglewood, California, the daughter of the late Earl Lee and Norma Jean Ferguson Oller.

Cheryl is survived by her loving husband, Gary M. DeSheilds; daughter, Melissa Smith of Carlsbad, California; step daughter, Sonya (Joshua) Hines of Norfolk, Virginia; brothers, Erroll Oller of Pearl, Mississippi, David Oller of Virginia Beach, Virginia; 3 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren.

Services were held Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at Hunter-Edmundson-Striffler Funeral Home of McKeesport, 600 Market St., McKeesport, PA 15132. Condolences may be made at www.strifflerfuneralhomes.com.


Viola M. "Bubba" Uchnar

Viola M. "Bubba" Uchnar, age 74, of McKeesport, died February 13, 2018, at home surrounded by her loving family. Born March 6, 1943, in Homestead, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Johanna (Carey) Cypher and the wife of Donald F. Uchnar.

 Viola dedicated her life to caring for her family. She also worked with her son at his jewelry store, Esken Jewelry, in Pleasant Hills, prior to that she worked at Double G Car Wash, in McKeesport, where she met her best friend and husband Donald. She will be remembered as “Bubba,” to all that knew her. Viola’s compassionate heart gave strength and hope to anyone that came in contact with her, especially the folks that she met during her cancer treatments. She truly enjoyed family gatherings, Sunday meals and parties at home on their backyard deck. In addition to her husband, Viola is survived by her children, Tim (Antoinette Young) Esken of Baldwin, David (Jill) Esken of Finleyville, Donald Esken of Finleyville, Kathleen (Chris) Martino of Jefferson Hills, Geno (Mechelle) Esken of McKeesport; step-daughter, Madaline (Tom Henaghan) Blyth of Monroeville; grandchildren, Laura (Al) Tarant, Mitchell, Elizabeth and Dominic Martino, Sullivan, Ava Esken, Frank (Alicia) and Sean (Breianna) Henaghan; great grandchildren, Zoey, McKenzie, Kinsley and Keaghan; many beloved friends and extended family; and her loyal pup, “Sadie.” Family and friends will be received at Willig Funeral Home & Crematory on Friday, February 16, 2018, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 until the time of service at 8 p.m., in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Dr. Diane Hobson officiating. Inurnment will be in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies at a later date. As a tribute in honor and memory of “Bubba,” please laugh, love and share time with your loved ones . Condolences and memories may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com


Phyllis Caylor Heil

Phyllis Caylor Heil, age 95, of Forward Twp., passed away on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at Monongahela Valley Hospital. A member of Bethesda United Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth, she retired after 15 years as a secretary at Community College of Allegheny County South Campus. 

Born August 24, 1922 in Ringgold, she was a daughter of the late Albert and Ethel (Stewart) Caylor and wife of the late Arthur Nelson Heil. She is survived by daughters, Janet A. (David) Heil Barker of Elizabeth Twp., Judith Heil Mirro of Forward Twp., and Joan Heil (Robert) Colbert of Johnstown; grandchildren, Ben (Lauren) Mirro, Greg (Olga) Barker, Andrea Mirro (Brian) Madar, Elizabeth Colbert, and Kristine (Mark) Ferrence; great-grandchildren, Emma Madar, Lola Madar, Mayrelia Smirnov, Dayla Smirnov, Celestia Barker, Hayes Ferrence, and Izabella Ferrence; sisters, Edith Elkin of Punta Gorda, FL, and Irene Martz and Janet (Duane) Simpson, both of Brookville; also, nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Friday, February 16, 2018 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. A funeral service will take place on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 10 AM in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Walter Pietschmann officiating. Burial will follow in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills. Memorial contributions may be made to Bethesda United Presbyterian Church, 314 South Third Street, Elizabeth, PA 15037. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.


Anthony J. DeCarlo, Sr.

Anthony J. DeCarlo, Sr., age 84 of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Tuesday, February 13, 2018.  Born August 2, 1933 in Glassport, he was a son of the late Frank and Rosario (Rossi) DeCarlo.  The co-owner of DeCarlo's Fruit Market in Elizabeth, Anthony was a US Army Veteran of the Korean War and an active member of St. Patrick's Church in Christy Park, serving as an usher and greeter and a member of both its Holy Name Society and Men's Club.  

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Josephine P. (Wasko) DeCarlo who passed away June 11, 2009, his son Anthony J. DeCarlo, Jr. who passed away November 3, 2017, and his siblings: Frank "Smokey" DeCarlo, Rose Marchelletta, Elizabeth Vanscoy, and Julia Caldas.  Anthony is survived by his children Mark Patrick (Kathy) DeCarlo, Jamie (Debby) DeCarlo, and Anita (Jim) Williams; his seven grandchildren; his four great-grandchildren, his sister Mary Nolfi, his friend Jane McDermitt, and also nieces and nephews.  Friends will be received in the Daniel F. Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory, 4504 Walnut St., Versailles Borough, McKeesport, PA 15132 (412-678-3454) on Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 2 to 4 PM and 6 to 8 PM.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, February 16, 2018 at 10 AM in St. Patrick's Church.  Procession and entombment to follow to Lebanon Church Cemetery, West Mifflin.  Memorial contributions in Anthony's name should be made to the Sisters of the Divine Redeemer, 999 Rock Run Road, Elizabeth, PA 15037.  www.bekavacfuneralhome.com  


THOMAS A. OELER

THOMAS A. OELER age 95, of Duquesne, on February 12, 2018. He was a son of the late Albert P. and Veronica (Weber) Oeler, Sr. Tom was a retired City of Duquesne Fireman and a retired carpenter of Local #1160. He was a member of St. Agnes Church, West Mifflin, past Scoutmaster Troop #310 and was involved in scouting for 25 years. He was a former member of the L.O.O.M. #75, John Birch Society, former member of St. Joseph's Men's Club, former member of the Society of Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America, Union Railroad Chorus. He proudly served his country in the Army during WWII in the 826th Amphibian Tractor Battalion. Beloved husband of 67 years to Marguerite (Snyder) Oeler; father of Marguerite Jean "Peggy" (Thomas) Smith of West Mifflin, Thomas Paul (Crystal) Oeler of Spotsylvania, VA, Karl G. (Cindy) Oeler of North Huntingdon, Yvonne L. (Gary Foore) Rider of West Mifflin, J. Daniel (Patricia) Oeler of Elizabeth, Matthew Leo (Lisa) Oeler of Jefferson Hills; also 29 grandchildren and 22 great- grandchildren; brother of Rosemary Shipe of Jeannette and Veronica Bowen of Smithton, late Albert Paul Oeler, Jr. and the late Mary C. Oeler. Visitation on Friday, February 16, 2018, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the MALOY - SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Agnes Church on Saturday at 10 a.m. followed by Presentation of Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Veterans Administration.


Anna Mae (Oley) Eicholtz

Anna Mae (Oley) Eicholtz, 90, of St. Anne Home, Greensburg, and formerly of West Mifflin, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family Sunday, Feb. 11. She was born in Braddock on April 3, 1927, the daughter of the late John and Anna Oley, and the wife of the late Arthur J. "Ike" Eicholtz. She lived in Glassport for many years before marrying Arthur and moving to West Mifflin. She was a member of Christ the Light of the World Parish in Duquesne, former member of the Christian Mothers of Holy Name Church, Duquesne Senior Citizens Council, Fellowship Club of Duquesne, and the Knights of Columbus Senior Citizens. She was the credit manager for Busy Beaver Building Products for many years until her retirement. Anna Mae was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and will be sadly missed. She was blessed with three children who loved her dearly, Kathryn (Jim) McMichael, of RuffsDale; Arthur Eicholtz Jr., of West Mifflin, who passed away in 2012; and Jeffrey (Suzie), of West Mifflin. Her grandchildren were the love of her life and they loved their Grammy: Jimmy (Katie) McMichael, of Greensburg; Kimberly (Travis) Synder, of Scottdale; Sara (Jonathan) Monkelis, of Youngwood; Ian (Samantha) Eicholtz, of Orlando, Fla.; Craig Yogan, of West Mifflin; and Chad Yogan, of Hershey. She found so much joy in the company of her great-grandchildren, Maddox Monkelis, Henry McMichael, Brianna Monkelis, Samuel McMichael and Jagger Eicholtz. She is also survived by her loving sister, Florence Laychak, of Glassport, and many nieces, nephews and relatives. In addition to her husband and son, she was preceded in death by three brothers, John Oley and Steven Oley, of Glassport, and Lawrence Oley, of Georgia (formerly of Glassport).
Family and friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, at MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300. A blessing service will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, at the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. at Holy Name Church of Christ the Light of the World Parish with the Rev. Thomas Lewandowski officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Anne Home, 685 Angela Drive, Greensburg, PA 15601.


Paul McCullough

Paul McCullough, 85, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at his home.   He was born May 6, 1932 In North Braddock, Pa., a son of the late John and Genetta (Brady) McCullough.

 Prior to his retirement, Paul was a project planner for Westinghouse, a veteran of the US Army and served in the Army Reserves for 41 years.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Doris Riger.  He is survived by his wife, Marcella Marion Bayer McCullough; three children, Audrey M. Gunn, Paul E. McCullough and his wife, Sandy, Craig D. McCullough and his wife, Shannon; five grandchildren, Dayna L. Gunn, Lindsay M. McCullough, Nicole L. McCullough, Baylor K. McCullough, Dylan T. McCullough; and sister, Anne (Joseph) Dennison.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home,176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, on Thursday from 3-7 p.m.  A funeral service will take place on Friday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment will follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.


Walter W. "Wally" Gibbons

Walter W. "Wally" Gibbons, 79, of Elizabeth Township, went to his heavenly home on Sunday, February 11, 2018. He was born in McKeesport on May 31, 1938 and was the son of the late Walter and Helen (Winkler) Gibbons. He was a member of the Elizabeth Baptist Church where he served many positions. He was also a member of the Pennsylvania Athletic Directors Association, the Elizabeth Forward Alumni and Friends Association and the Elizabeth Township Seniors. Wally was a Teacher, Head Basketball Coach,  Head Track Coach and was also Athletic Director at Elizabeth Forward High School. He retired after 33 years of service. He taught World Cultures, History, English, Science and Math. He was a graduate of McKeesport High School and Clemson University where he attended on a Basketball Scholarship. He also served on the Elizabeth Forward School Board. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Darla Ruth Golz Gibbons, daughters, Debra Ruth Gibbons and her lifetime partner, Donald R. Short of Pleasant Hills and Lynn Renee' and her husband Frank Przywarty of New Castle, grandson, Nichalas Gibbons Przywarty,  sister-in-law, Bernice and her husband Bill Vaughn of McKeesport, a niece, Nancy and her husband Tom Andrejko, nephew, David and his wife, Marianne Vaughn, great-nieces and great-nephews and many special cousins and friends.

Family and friends are welcome Tuesday, February 13 from 6-8 pm and Wednesday, February 14 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, director. Funeral service will be held Thursday, February 15 at 11 am  in the Elizabeth Baptist Church. (Everyone please meet at the church). Interment will follow in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Elizabeth Township. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Elizabeth Baptist Church at 735 Bunola Road, Elizabeth PA 15037. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 
SERVICES
Visitation

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory
6028 Smithfield Street
Boston, Pennsylvania 15135

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Visitation

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory
6028 Smithfield Street
Boston, Pennsylvania 15135

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Visitation

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory
6028 Smithfield Street
Boston, Pennsylvania 15135

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Funeral Service

Thursday, February 15, 2018
11:00 AM

Elizabeth Baptist Church
735 Bunola Road
Elizabeth, PA 15037

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Kathleen P. D'Imperio

Kathleen P. D'Imperio, age 76 of Clairton, passed away on Sunday, February 11, 2018 in Jefferson Hospital.  Born August 8, 1941 in Monessen, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Catherine (Martz) Stark.

A retired bookkeeper at Three Rivers Bank in Jefferson Hills, Kathleen was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish and the Sons of Columbus Genova Council #6 who also loved spending time with her cherished daughters and grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband Pasquale "Pat" D'Imperio, who died February 23, 2005, and her brother Edward Stark.  Kathleen is survived by her daughters Deborah (David) Pickford, Patricia (David) Booth, and Angela and Kathy D'Imperio; her grandchildren Alyssa Pickford, Ciara D'Imperio, and Justin and Amanda Booth; her great-grandchildren Ronald Pickford and Arianny Pace; and also nieces and nephews.  Friends received in the A.J. Bekavac Funeral Home, 555 5th. St., Clairton, PA 15025 (412-233-5700) on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 10 AM in St. Clare of Assisi Parish.  Procession and burial to follow to St. Clare Cemetery, Clairton.  www.bekavacfuneralhome.com  

 

James L. Felicetty

James L. Felicetty, 89, of Jefferson Hills, died Friday, February 9, 2018. He was born January 9, 1929 in Clairton and was the son of the late William and Bella (Gasser) Felicetty. He was the husband of the late Carolyn Forrester Felicetty and was the owner/operator of the former James Felicetty Trucking in Clairton. James was a US Navy Veteran serving in WWII. He is survived by daughters, Bella (Dave) Hinerman of White Oak and Jayne Felicetty of Jefferson Hills, sisters, Carol (Ed) Thornton of Forward Township, Mary (Frank) Truszkowski of Lebanon, TN, Alice Cochenour of North Huntingdon, and Eleanor (late, John) Berggren of Bedford, grandchildren, Shawn (Chantly) Felicetty, Aaron (Jennifer) Dewey, Heather (Dom) Dewey, and Amanda Hinerman, great-grandchildren, DaJahn Griffin, Olivia Batchelder, Brielle Dewey, Bryant Faulk, Kellen Felicetty and Alona Felicetty, 2 great-great-grandsons, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Lois Dewey, sons, Merle, James, Edward and John Felicetty, grandson, David Hinerman, and siblings, Joseph (late, Nancy) Felicetty, Ted (Joan) Felicetty, Isabelle (late, Dan) Harris, Albert (late, Harriet) Felicetty, and William, Daniel, Ruth, Edward, and John Felicetty. Friends are welcome Monday, February 12, 2018 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm noon at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 1638 Lincoln Way, White Oak (412) 672-6322 Troy J. Gilbert, director. Service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Monday at 12:00 pm noon with The Rev. Paul Walter, officiating. Military Honors will follow. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com


Cheryl Tondera

Cheryl Bartko Tondera, age 59 of McKeesport, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on Saturday, February 10, 2018. She was born September 9, 1958 in McKeesport, the daughter of the late William E. and Marion M. Kalo Bartko. Cheryl is survived by her loving children, Jennifer Lynn, and Toddy Tondera, and her furry boys, Teddy, and Avery. She is the dear sister of Craig Bartko of White Oak, Debbie (Dale) Stein of N. Huntingdon; loving aunt of Lisa (Michael) Stein and Ashley (Tim) Ballas; loving great aunt of Alexandria, Aria, and Aurora. Cheryl was a beloved friend and employee of Home Depot in N. Versailles for fifteen years. She was a friend to many, always kind and caring. She enjoyed vacationing at the beach and camping with her kids when they were growing up.

Family and friends will be received on Monday, February 12, 2018 from 2-8 pm at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation & Mortuary Services, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, Supervisor 412-678-6177). Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday at 10 am at St. Angela Merici Church. Burial will follow. Condolences may be made at www.strifflerfuneralhomes.com.


Robert E. Massie

Robert E. Massie, age 59, of White Oak, died February 8, 2018. Born March 16, 1958, in McKeesport, he was the son of Robert M. Massie and Gayle R. (Pierce) Massie and the husband of Nancy Massie.

Bob was Owner and Operator of Bob Massie Toyota, where he and his family served the community for over 50 years. His passion for community and automobiles led him to sponsor many annual car cruises, such as the McKeesport Angora Gardens, Norwin Hills and Norwin Elks just to name a few. He also loved animals and served on the board of directors, at the White Oak Animal Safe Haven. He was a F&AM, Duquesne - McKeesport Lodge #731 and a Syria Shriner. He will be best remembered for his kind heart, you couldn't go anywhere without someone knowing Bob. In addition to his parents and wife, Bob is survived by his children, Jason (Laura) Massie of North Huntingdon and Heather L. Massie of McKeesport; step-sons, Richard (Lisa) Roma and Kris Roma both of McKeesport; grandchildren, Lexy and Gi Gi Roma, Brennan Massie, Aiden, Serena and Isabelle Link; sister, Sherlynn Rusnak of North Huntingdon; nieces and nephews; and his precious loyal pet dog "Shelby." He was preceded in death by his sister, Laurel Lynn Massie. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Monday, February 12, 2018, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday, February 13, 2018, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, at 10 a.m., in the funeral home chapel. Pastor Jody Dausey will officiate. Entombment will follow in the Penn Lincoln Memorial Park Mausoleum. Memorial contributions are suggested to the White Oak Animal Safe Haven, 2295 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com


Sally Ann Figas

Sally Ann Figas, age 66, of McKeesport, died  peacefully February 9, 2018.  Sally dedicated her life to caring for her family and truly adored her grandchildren and nephew. Born May 17, 1951, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late John and Louise (Boland) Pechar and the life partner of William A. King.

Sally was a longtime employee of the  American Expediting Company and former employee of the G.C. Murphy Company and a card carrying member of the Society of Murphy's Employees Retired and Fired. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church. Sally had a powerful enthusiasm for hockey throughout her life, she aided in starting the 3 time State Champion Serra High School Hockey Team and was  the secretary for the PIHL and worked with TAHA and the Pittsburgh Penguins to advance youth and High School hockey in Western Pennsylvania.  Sally was a 20 + year  season ticket holder of both the Steelers and the Penguins. She enjoyed watching her grandchildren's sporting events and dinner with family and friends.

Sally is survived by her son, Edward (Jody) Figas of South Side; grandchildren, Madeline and Molly; brother, Tim (Bonnie) Pechar of Charlotte, NC; nephew, Caden Pechar of North Carolina. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Sunday, February 11, 2018, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m, with a Panachida Service at 6 p.m. Requiem Divine Liturgy will be held Monday, 10 a.m., at St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church. Fr Gregory Madeya will officiate. Burial will follow in St. John the Baptist Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to Ivy's Ark Pet Rescue, 66 Economy Grade Rd., Coraopolis, PA 15108.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com


Marilyn L. Dwyer

Marilyn L. (Maple) Dwyer, age 69, of Perryopolis and formerly of Elizabeth, passed away on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at UPMC Presbyterian. She was a member of Perryopolis Baptist Church and a former volunteer at the Elizabeth Food Bank. She had a love for music and was a distinguished pianist and organist at many local churches and events.

Born May 11, 1948 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Charles A. and Merribelle (Kildow) Maple and wife of the late William Dwyer. She is survived by sons, Allen D. (Crickett) Householder of Cranberry Twp. and Charles Householder of Elizabeth; grandchildren, Emma and Lachlan Householder; and sister, Carrol (James Richardson) Hilles of Penn Hills. No visitation is planned. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Memorial contributions may be made to Elizabeth Boro Food Bank, 735 Bunola River Road, Elizabeth, PA 15037. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.


Joseph W. Lewis

Joseph W. Lewis, age 59 of West Elizabeth, passed away suddenly at home on Thursday, February 8, 2018.  Born February 5, 1959 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Harold J. and Gloria M. (Minford) Lewis.

A former technician for Stone & Co. in Connellsville, Joseph was a big fan of all sports, especially the local Penguins, Steelers, and Pirates.  He is survived by his brother Rick E. Lewis, nephew Justin Hopkins, and niece Megan Lewis, all of West Elizabeth.  Interment will be private at the request of the family.  Arrangements by the A.J. Bekavac Funeral Home, 555 5th. St., Clairton, PA 15025 (412-233-5700).  www.bekavacfuneralhome.com    


Dwayne Ring

Dwayne Ring, 54, of West Newton, PA, passed away on Friday, January 26, 2018. He was born July 9, 1963, in McKeesport, PA. He graduated from Yough High School in 1981. Dwayne worked at North Bay Construction, and was also a Maintenance Planner for Morton Salt, in Ohio. His survivors include his father, Lawrence G. (Martha) Manns of Medina OH; children, Mitchel Ring and Chelsea Smith; sisters, Shary Ring, of Middleburg Heights, OH, Debbie Collins (Ned), of Latrobe, PA; brother, Peter Manns (Lindy), of Westfield, OH, and several nieces and nephews. Dwayne was preceded in death by his mother, Marlene A. (Barker) Manns; sister Marci (Manns) Farnsworth, and biological father, Robin E. Ring.

Relatives and friends are invited to a Celebration of Dwayne’s Life on Saturday, February 17, 2018 from 12-4 pm at the German Club at 114 Spruce Lane, West Newton, PA . A Prayer Service will be held at 1:00 pm. Dwayne will be greatly missed by his family, Lynette Gibson, and his friends from West Newton, who helped care for him.  Arrangements are by the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, Director.  Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 
SERVICES
Family Gathering

Saturday, February 17, 2018
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

German Club
114 Spruce Lane
West Newton, Pennsylvania 15089

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John F. Connelley Jr.

John F. Connelley Jr., age 77 of North Versailles passed away Monday, February 5, 2018. He was a Navy veteran during the Korean War that when onto work for Westinghouse in Monroeville as a computer programmer before retiring. He was a member of the Duquesne McKeesport Lodge #731 F & A.M. and the American Legion in White Oak. He is preceded in death by his parents John and Dorothy Connelley; and daughter Jennifer Louise Connelley. He is survived by his daughters Martha (David) Montose and G.G. (Jason) Sanders.

Everyone will gather at 10 a.m. Monday for interment services with military honors at Jefferson Memorial Park, 401 Curry Hollow Road, Pittsburgh. Arrangements handled by the Forgie-Snyder Funeral Home, 1032 Broadway, East McKeesport, 412-823-8083. For online condolences please visit www.snyderfuneralservices.com.


Mary Patricia "Pat" Forsyth

Mary Patricia "Pat" Forsyth, passed away today February 8,2018 with her family by her side.

Mary Patricia "Pat" Forsyth passed away today February 8,2018 at her home with her family by her side. A complete notice will be posted. Arrangments are under the care of the William H.Craig Funeral Home,McKeesport,Pa. 412 672 9636.


Rose Marie Conroy

Rose Marie Conroy, 81 of Irwin, passed away Thursday, February 8, 2018 at Senior Care Plaza, McKeesport.  She was born May 22, 1936 in North Versailles, Pa., a daughter of the late Thomas and Margaret (Brady) O'Malley.

 Prior to her retirement, Rose Marie was a customer service representative for Merck Medco.  She enjoyed gardening and loved playing with her dachshund, Molly.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Thomas O'Mally; sisters, Mary O'Malley and Pat Quinn.  She is survived by her sons, Kevin Conroy and his wife, Carrie, Tom Conroy and his wife, Karen; daughter, Beth Ann Conroy; grandchildren, Heather Conroy, Alex DeClair, Emily Conroy; and her loving nieces.  Friends will be received on Sunday from 3-7 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  A funeral service will be held on Monday at 9:30 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment to follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com


Lance Sterling Simpkins

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Zupi Obituary

Carl V. Zupi, 94, of Glassport, died Feb. 4, 2018.  He is the son of the late Gasper and Catherine (Tavalaro) Zupi and beloved husband of the late Esther (Mischi) Zupi.  He is survived by his sons David Zupi and Vincent Zupi; brother Frank Zupi and nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by sisters Angeline Rossi, Anna Marie Zupi and Domenica Consoli.  Carl was retired from Copperweld; member of Queen of the Rosary Parish, where he was an usher, Holy Name Society, Sons of Italy, Americal Legion and the Lions Club, where he was president for 3 years.  A private funeral service was held at Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  Funeral arrangements by Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport.


John M. Schulz, Jr. passed away on February, 07, 2018

Schulz

John M. Jr.

Of Stanton Heights on Wednesday, February 07, 2018, age 65. Beloved husband of Rachele Mima Schulz; father of Joy Lubawski (John), Julianne Schulz and Jaime Schulz; grandfather of Gunnar and Eden Lubawski; son of Jacqueline and the late John M. Schulz, Sr.; brother of Janice...


William F. Malt

William F. Malt, 94, of Larimer, died February 6, 2018 at home. He was born May 26, 1923 in Greensburg, a son of Dora (Malt) Hough and was also preceded in death by his son William F. Malt Jr., a brother Joseph Hough, and a sister Wilma Duncan. Bill was a retired employee of Westinghouse Airbrake Co., Wilmerding and an Army veteran of WW II. He was a longtime active member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Larimer, a charter member of Larimer Volunteer Fire Department and longtime bartender at the Larimer Fireman’s Club. He is survived by his wife of nearly seventy one years Anna Mae (Wright) Malt; his children Robert J. “Zeke” Malt and his wife Amy of Larimer, Bruce E. Malt and his wife Brenda of Confluence, and Janet Bettencourt and her husband Ronald of North Huntingdon; a grandson Shawn Malt; step grandchildren Brian Burkett, and Jody Roe; great grandchildren Austin and Braxton; sisters Sara Geiger of Larimer and Dorothy Green of Plum Boro; also numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the William Snyder Funeral Home Inc., 521 Main Street, Irwin, 724-863-1200, where a funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. with Rev. Judith Tobias, officiating. Interment will follow in Long Run Cemetery. For online condolences please visit snyderfuneralservices.com.


John “Chris” C. Wolfram

John “Chris” C. Wolfram, age 69 of Irwin, passed away Monday, February 5, 2018. He was born October 7, 1948, the son of the late Victor and Helen (Loveday) Wolfram. He was a Navy veteran who went on to work as a finance manager for numerous car dealerships for over 30 years before retiring. On his days off, you would always find him on the golf course. He is survived by his daughters Paula (Michael) Giran of North Huntingdon and Brandi Wolfram of Irwin; granddaughter Ciara Giran; sisters Susie (Robert) Golier of Pittsburgh, and Barbara (Alvin) McElfresh and Victoria (Dick) Muckinhaupt both of Venice, Florida; his very special aunt Lois Meisel, also of Venice, Florida; and many nieces and nephews.

Friends and family will be received Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 till time of service at 8 p.m with Rev. Dr. Ronald H. Wakeman officiating at the William Snyder Funeral home, Inc., 521 Main Street, Irwin, 724-863-1200. Memorial contributions can be made to the Air Compassion for Veterans at www.aircompassionforveterans.us. For online condolences please visit www.snyderfuneralservices.com.


Mary G. Cunningham passed away on February, 06, 2018

Cunningham

Mary G.

After residing in Bloomfield for over a century, Mary passed peacefully on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, at age 102. Beloved wife of the late Regis V. Cunningham; mother of Richard M. (Liz), Robert F. (Pat), Ronald V. (Cindy), Regis F. (Kathy), Marianne Franceschelli (Phil) and ...


Margaret Vera Cielieska

Margaret Vera Cielieska, age 96, of McKeesport, died February 5, 2018, at John J. Kane Regional Medical Center, Scott Twp.

Margaret Vera Cielieska, age 96, of McKeesport, died February 5, 2018, at John J. Kane Regional Medical Center, Scott Twp. Born July 27, 1921, in Connellsville, PA, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Rozalie (Berezely) Toth and the wife of the late Joseph "GI Joe" Cielieska. Margaret dedicated her life to caring for her family. She was a member of the former St. Martin DePorres Parish. She was also a member of the Versailles AARP # 2911.
Margaret is survived by her children, Robert Joseph (Linda) Cielieska of Dearborn, MI and Patricia Ann Bowers of Lorton, VA; 4 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; also nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Friday, February 9, 2018, at 10 a.m., for a blessing service in the funeral home chapel. Fr. Steven Palsa will officiate. Committal will follow in Mt. Vernon Cemetery.
Memorial contributions are suggested to John J. Kane Regional Hospital of Scott Twp., 300 Kane Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15243.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com


Alexander (Alex) J. Semchak

Alexander (Alex) J. Semchak, 96, of Greenock, Elizabeth Township, passed away peacefully on February 5, 2018 surrounded by his beloved son, daughter, and close family friends. He was born on June 5, 1921 in McKeesport, and was the son of the late Georgius and Maria (Cybak) Semchak. Alex, a WWII Veteran, proudly served his country as a Captain in the US Army Signal Corps. His distinguished military service was acknowledged by the many commendations he received including the following: American Campaign Medal-WWII, American Defense Medal with Bronze Star-WWII, Army Good Conduct Medal with Bronze Two Knot Device, European-African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with Bronze Star, WWII Victory Medal, and the Army Presidential Unit Citation. It was during his 4 year tour of duty in Europe that he met and married the love of his life, Valerie (Ludgate) Semchak. Alex was well known due to his membership in numerous social clubs including the following: White Oak American Legion Post 701, Elizabeth Township Ex-Serviceman's Association in Boston, Sutersville Moose Lodge 1358, Order of the Owls Nest 1649, Buena Vista Volunteer Fire Co, Croation Club and Croation Men's Club Lodge 146 in Versailles, 11th Ward Welfare Association in McKeesport and the WMBU in Blythedale.

Alex was preceded in death by his loving wife of 68 years, Valerie Semchak.  He is survived by his son, Brian Semchak; his daughter, Janet Semchak; and his granddaughter, Christa Semchak. In addition, he is survived by his sister, Katherine (Kash) Mills of Battleground, WA, nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife and parents,  Alex was preceded in death by his brother, George Semchak, sisters, Anne Chernega, Helen Samios, and Dorothy Cramer. Friends are welcome Thursday, February 8 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Twp., (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, Director. Funeral Service will be held Friday, February 9, at 11:00 am in the Funeral Home chapel.  Burial with Military Honors will follow at Mount Vernon Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp.   In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions may be made to the Central Food Pantry of Elizabeth Twp. Box 47 Buena Vista, PA 15018. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 
SERVICES
Visitation

Thursday, February 08, 2018
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory
6028 Smithfield Street
Boston, Pennsylvania 15135

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Funeral Service

Friday, February 09, 2018
11:00 AM

Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory
6028 Smithfield Street
Boston, Pennsylvania 15135

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Alexander (Alex) J. Semchak

Alexander (Alex) J. Semchak, 96, of Greenock, Elizabeth Township, passed away peacefully on February 5, 2018 surrounded by his beloved son, daughter, and close family friends. He was born on June 5, 1921 in McKeesport, and was the son of the late Georgius and Maria (Cybak) Semchak. Alex, a WWII Veteran, proudly served his country as a Captain in the US Army Signal Corps. His distinguished military service was acknowledged by the many commendations he received including the following: American Campaign Medal-WWII, American Defense Medal with Bronze Star-WWII, Army Good Conduct Medal with Bronze Two Knot Device, European-African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with Bronze Star, WWII Victory Medal, and the Army Presidential Unit Citation. It was during his 4 year tour of duty in Europe that he met and married the love of his life, Valerie (Ludgate) Semchak. Alex was well known due to his membership in numerous social clubs including the following: White Oak American Legion Post 701, Elizabeth Township Ex-Serviceman's Association in Boston, Sutersville Moose Lodge 1358, Order of the Owls Nest 1649, Buena Vista Volunteer Fire Co, Croation Club and Croation Men's Club Lodge 146 in Versailles, 11th Ward Welfare Association in McKeesport and the WMBU in Blythedale.

Alex was preceded in death by his loving wife of 68 years, Valerie Semchak.  He is survived by his son, Brian Semchak; his daughter, Janet Semchak; and his granddaughter, Christa Semchak. In addition, he is survived by his sister, Katherine (Kash) Mills of Battleground, WA, nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife and parents,  Alex was preceded in death by his brother, George Semchak, sisters, Anne Chernega, Helen Samios, and Dorothy Cramer. Friends are welcome Thursday, February 8 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Twp., (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, Director. Funeral Service will be held Friday, February 9, at 11:00 am in the Funeral Home chapel.  Burial with Military Honors will follow at Mount Vernon Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp.   In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions may be made to the Central Food Pantry of Elizabeth Twp. Box 47 Buena Vista, PA 15018. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 
SERVICES
Visitation

Thursday, February 08, 2018
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory
6028 Smithfield Street
Boston, Pennsylvania 15135

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Funeral Service

Friday, February 09, 2018
11:00 AM

Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory
6028 Smithfield Street
Boston, Pennsylvania 15135

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December Caregiver Excellence Award

The BEINHAUER CAREGIVER EXCELLENCE AWARD for December was presented to Paul Holland, home health aide at Compassionate Care Hospice, on January 19.
 
Paul was surprised with his award at a staff meeting, much to the delight of everyone there. He has been with Compassionate Care for a number of years, and is said to embody the name of the organization in his very person. He treats patients as if they were his own family, with a kindness in his eyes that makes everyone who comes into contact with him love him, and look forward to his visits.
Paul was presented his award by Katie Brandt, Beinhauer’s Community Outreach Director.  —  Congratulations, Paul!
 
The Beinhauer Caregiver Excellence Award consists of a $50 gift card and a certificate, along with an entry into the drawing for the Caregiver Excellence Award of the Year.
 
Make your nominations for February now! 
Nominations can easily be made in one of three ways –
By mailing in a hard copy of the nomination form found at your hospice to Katie Brandt, Beinhauers FFS, 2820 Washington Road, McMurray PA 15317
OR
By filling in a nomination form ONLINE on our website (click here- http://www.beinhauer.com/caregiver-excellence-award/).
OR
By providing the info requested on the nomination form in an email sent to kdb@beinhauercares.com.

Armand A. Lombardo

Armand A. Lombardo, age 87 of White Oak, died Tuesday, February 6, 2018. He was born January 13, 1931 in the Bloomfield section of Pittsburgh, the son of the late Armand E. and Elena F. Mazzotta Lombardo. He was a graduate of McKeesport High School and the University of Pittsburgh. Armand was the former owner of Reliable Auto Service in McKeesport. He was a teacher for Allegheny Intermediate Unit and was an accomplished artist, woodworker, carver, and sculptor. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting, fishing, skiing, and gardening. He was also an outstanding chef who loved baking bread and preparing delicious Italian meals for family and friends.

Armand is survived by his wife Carole Gibson Lombardo, sons; Armand Jr. (Janet) Lombardo of Brandon, MS, Gregory (Marcia) Lombardo of Port Vue, Joseph Lombardo of McKeesport, daughter, Valerie (Joseph) Walsh of White Oak, brothers; Mario (Judith) Lombardo of Potomac, MD, Ronald (Margritte “Peggy”) of Elizabeth, sister, Juanita Bazzone of Atlanta, GA, 7 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Services were held by Strifflers of White Oak Cremation & Mortuary Services (Sue Striffler Galaski, Supervisor 412-678-6177). Remembrances in Armand’s name may be made to UPMC Hillman Cancer Center at Development, UPMC Cancer Pavilion, Suite 1B, 5150 Centre Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15232, or a charity of your choice. Condolences may be made at www.strifflerfuneralhomes.com.


Joseph J. Squillace, Sr.

Joseph J. Squillace Sr., 85, of White Oak, went home to the Lord Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. Born Sept. 20, 1932, in McKeesport, he was a son of Antonio and Corinda (Pacifico) Squillace and the beloved husband of Bernadine (Jeney) Squillace. Joseph was the owner of the former Joseph J. Sr. Real Estate Agency and was a Prudential Life Insurance agent for more than 25 years.

He was a member of St. Patrick Parish.  Joseph enjoyed helping friends and neighbors. He had a gift for making those around him feel special.  As Joseph's family, it has been our privilege to be shaped by his kind spirit and to carry it on in our lives. Survivors include children, Corinda (Rick) Veschio, of White Oak, Mark (Sandy), of Irwin, and Anthony, of North Huntingdon; grandchildren, Joel (Lacey), Dante (Kattie), Dominique (William), Dashia (Jack), Damiano, Brandon and Jason; great-grandchild, Denali; sister, Stella Phillips; nieces and nephews. Joseph was preceded in death by son, Joseph Jr.; siblings, Theresa, Mary Savol and Dominick. Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at St. Patrick Parish, concelebrated by Father Thomas J. Galvin and Father Vincent P. Velas. Please join our family in celebrating Joseph's life at a luncheon in the parish hall, immediately after Mass. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.willilgfuneralcremationservices.com.


Joseph J. Squillace, Sr.

Joseph J. Squillace Sr., 85, of White Oak, went home to the Lord Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. Born Sept. 20, 1932, in McKeesport, he was a son of Antonio and Corinda (Pacifico) Squillace and the beloved husband of Bernadine (Jeney) Squillace. Joseph was the owner of the former Joseph J. Sr. Real Estate Agency and was a Prudential Life Insurance agent for more than 25 years.

He was a member of St. Patrick Parish.  Joseph enjoyed helping friends and neighbors. He had a gift for making those around him feel special.  As Joseph's family, it has been our privilege to be shaped by his kind spirit and to carry it on in our lives. Survivors include children, Corinda (Rick) Veschio, of White Oak, Mark (Sandy), of Irwin, and Anthony, of North Huntingdon; grandchildren, Joel (Lacey), Dante (Kattie), Dominique (William), Dashia (Jack), Damiano, Brandon and Jason; great-grandchild, Denali; sister, Stella Phillips; nieces and nephews. Joseph was preceded in death by son, Joseph Jr.; siblings, Theresa, Mary Savol and Dominick. Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at St. Patrick Parish, concelebrated by Father Thomas J. Galvin and Father Vincent P. Velas. Please join our family in celebrating Joseph's life at a luncheon in the parish hall, immediately after Mass. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.willilgfuneralcremationservices.com.


Ralph R. Weber Jr.

Ralph R. Weber Jr., 66, of Greensburg, passed away Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital.

He was born March 20, 1951 in Greensburg, Pa., a son of the late Ralph R. and Louella (McWilliams) Weber.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Candy Weber.   He is survived by his two brothers, Brian and Lewis Weber; and sister, Jean Linhart.  Ralph was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing.  There will be no visitation and a memorial service will be held at a later date.  Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.


CATHERINE A. "CATHY" (CONROY) BUDAI

CATHERINE A. "CATHY" (CONROY) BUDAI age 71, of Scottdale, PA, formerly of West Mifflin, on February 3, 2018. She was a daughter of the late Thomas and Anne (Bonacci) Conroy. Cathy retired as a department manager at Hill's Department Store, Kennywood Mall. She was the wife of the late David L. Budai, Sr.; mother of David (Carol) Budai, Jr., of Zephyrhills, FL and Dean (Florence Fallon) Budai, of West Mifflin; grandmother of David James Budai, Daniel Lawrence Budai and Nathan Thomas Budai; sister of the late Ellen (late Robert) Coret. Also survived by her caregivers and loving family, Michael and Chris Tkacs, of Scottdale. There will be no visitation or services. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital . Arrangements entrusted to MALOY - SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., Duquesne, PA 412-466-3300.


CATHERINE A. "CATHY" (CONROY) BUDAI

CATHERINE A. "CATHY" (CONROY) BUDAI age 71, of Scottdale, PA, formerly of West Mifflin, on February 3, 2018. She was a daughter of the late Thomas and Anne (Bonacci) Conroy. Cathy retired as a department manager at Hill's Department Store, Kennywood Mall. She was the wife of the late David L. Budai, Sr.; mother of David (Carol) Budai, Jr., of Zephyrhills, FL and Dean (Florence Fallon) Budai, of West Mifflin; grandmother of David James Budai, Daniel Lawrence Budai and Nathan Thomas Budai; sister of the late Ellen (late Robert) Coret. Also survived by her caregivers and loving family, Michael and Chris Tkacs, of Scottdale. There will be no visitation or services. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital . Arrangements entrusted to MALOY - SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., Duquesne, PA 412-466-3300.


Patricia A. "Patsy" Christeson

Patricia A. "Patsy" Christeson, 79, of Elizabeth Township, died Sunday, February 4, 2018 at home with her children and her dog, Lucy by her side. She was born December 10, 1938 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Thomas and Catherine Skiffington Martin. She was the wife of the late Alfred E. "Chris" Christeson who died August 23, 2007. They were married for 46 years. She was a member of the former St. Pius V Catholic Church in McKeesport and the Kiwanis Club. She was an amazing seamstress that could design, sew, or make anything and everything. She began sewing when she was 5 years old and making alterations on people's clothes before she was 10. She always said that we could take away her car, but not her sewing machine. She handmade her grandchildren's Christening and Baptismal gowns which are even more cherished now. She was happiest at her family built cabin in Cameron County, with her late husband, children and grandchildren where she enjoyed hunting, fishing, sewing and making items with wood (furniture, cedar chests and chairs) with many going to family or friends. She is survived by children, Michael (Carol) Christeson of Washington, Daniel (Roberta Walk) Christeson,  Paul "Toby" (Jamie) Christeson and Kristine (Jack) Cant of Elizabeth Township. "G" spent a lot of time with her  grandchildren, Jess Cant, Kaitlyn, Pearl, Kaylee, and Alfred Christeson. She is also survived by her brother, James "Mickey" Martin of Winterhaven, Florida, sister-in-law, Dee Martin of North Huntingdon, and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her twin sister, Mary "Betsy" Tubbs,  brother, Thomas Martin and sister-in-law, Marian Martin. Friends are welcome Wednesday, February 7 from 6-8 pm and Thursday, February 8 from 2-5 pm at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, director. Service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Thursday, February 8 at 5 pm with Pastor Jason Leist, officiating. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 
SERVICES
Visitation

Wednesday, February 07, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Boston, Pennsylvania 15135

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Thursday, February 08, 2018
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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6028 Smithfield Street
Boston, Pennsylvania 15135

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Visitation

Thursday, February 08, 2018
5:00 PM

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Wayne Cramer

Wayne Cramer, 91, of Elizabeth Township, died Sunday, February 4, 2018. He was born April 20, 1926 in Elizabeth and was the son of the late Albert Cramer, Sr., and the late Margaret Rothey Cramer. He and his late brother Albert owned and operated the former Cramer Brothers Marine in Elizabeth. Wayne and Albert loved Muskie Fishing in Canada. He is survived by his wife, Hazel J. Chaussinand Cramer, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, Albert and his wife Veronica Cramer, Jr.

There is no visitation. Private burial will be in the Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills. Arrangements are by the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, director. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com


Janet E. Galla-Schibik

Janet E. Galla-Schibik, age 69 of Liberty Borough died February 2, 2018 at home with her beloved daughter Kelly by her side.

Born August 22, 1948 in Lorain, OH, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Mary (Moclellen) Mossburg, Jr.
Janet worked as a care giver for Allegheny East MHMR and was a retired telemarketer for Echo-Star. She was a member of Boston United Methodist Church. Janet was a devoted mother and grandmother and she enjoyed spending time with her family.
Janet is survived by her Daughter Kelly Galla of Liberty Borough; grandchildren, Nicole, Sean, Joshua, Justin, Matthew, Sabrina and Christian; great grandchild, Carmello; sister Deborah (John) Coup, James, Gary and Dale (Phyllis) Mossburg. Janet was also preceded in death by her son, Matthew Comer.
Arrangements are entrusted to Willig Funeral Home & Crematory. Memorials and condolences may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com


Dolores Marie “Dolly” (Mihalic) Gondos

Dolores Marie “Dolly” (Mihalic) Gondos, 81, of Elizabeth Township, died Saturday, February 3, 2018.  She was born June 13, 1936 in Donora and was the daughter of the late John J. and Mary A. (Kosko) Mihalic.  She was a member of St. Patrick Parish in Christy Park.  Dolly was a retired Library Aide for the Elizabeth Forward School District and had previously worked for US Steel and Columbia Gas in Donora.  She enjoyed her ladies card club, working crossword puzzles, watching Jeopardy and NCIS, and trying to figure out the clues to where the Daily News Easter Egg was hidden.  She was an avid Steelers and Notre Dame fan.  She loved holiday get-togethers with family, beach vacations in Outer Banks, NC, and the annual Gondos family reunion.  In her younger days, she enjoyed canning tomatoes and making the best pizza sauce around – her recipe was even published in the local newspaper!

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Robert Gondos, daughter, Lisa (Gregg) Vay of Elizabeth Township, son, John Gondos of Bartlett, IL, her grandchildren Alex and Lauren Vay, who were her pride and joy;  sisters, Arline Sobek of Fairlawn, OH,  Mary Ellen (Glenn) Berggren of North Huntingdon,  and Patricia Karki of Wexford, and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by brothers, John F. Mihalic and Michael J. Mihalic Sr. and his wife Denise;  sister, Marian Manecci and her husband John; brother-in-law, Andrew A. Sobek; nephew, Raymond A. Manecci, and niece, Teresa Mihalic.  She will be dearly missed by all.  Friends are welcome Tuesday, February 6 from 6-8pm and Wednesday, February 7 from 2-4 and 6-8pm at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township.  (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, director.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, February 8 at 10am in St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth Township with The Rev. Thomas Wagner officiating.  Interment will follow in the Mount Vernon Cemetery in Elizabeth Township.  The family expresses their gratitude to Manor Care of Peters Township and Heartland Hospice for the compassionate care given to Dolly.  Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 
SERVICES
Visitation

Tuesday, February 06, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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6028 Smithfield Street
Boston, Pennsylvania 15135

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Visitation

Wednesday, February 07, 2018
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory
6028 Smithfield Street
Boston, Pennsylvania 15135

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Visitation

Wednesday, February 07, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Boston, Pennsylvania 15135

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Mass

Thursday, February 08, 2018
10:00 AM

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John V. Scozio

John V. Scozio, age 69, of North Huntington, died Friday, February 2nd, 2018. He was born December 17, 1948, the son of the late John and Viola Scozio.

 He is survived by his loving wife, Robyn, and was the devoted father of his four children, John, Tanya, Talia and Santino. Also surviving are John’s beloved brother and sisters, Mark Scozio (Tracy), Kathy McGinty (Terry), Sandy Popojas (Andy) and Shari Wojtowicz (Ray), along with his many adoring nieces and nephews.

John was Catholic by faith, and very spiritual. A world class martial artist, and the highly-regarded owner and operator of regional grocery chains, his passion for his boxer dogs, blues music, and vintage cars was well known by all who loved him. He was also a committed member of Masonic Lodge No. 375.

A private service has been held, and there will be no public viewing. In honor of his mother, and in lieu of flowers, John asks that any donations be sent to the Magee Women’s Research Institute (mageewomens.org) in furtherance of breast cancer research.


Ann M. Luketic

Ann M. Luketic, age 93 of Port Vue, passed away on Sunday, February 4, 2018 in Riverside Care Center, McKeesport.  Born September 19, 1924 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late John and Ann (Pavlicic) Kolic. 

A retired dietary department worker at UPMC McKeesport, Ann was a member of the former Sacred Heart Parish, the CFU Lodge #3, Club Dobrotvor, the Mon Yough Friendship Club, Port Vue Seniors, the Versailles AARP, and the Teamsters Union #203.  She was preceded in death by her husband John Luketic, who passed away November 24, 1999, her daughter Judy Luketic, and her siblings Caroline Medved and Ivan and George Kolic.  Ann is survived by her son Robert J. Luketic of Port Vue, her sister Mildred Matta of Port Vue, and many nieces and nephews.  Friends will be received in the Daniel F. Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory, 4504 Walnut St., Versailles Borough, McKeesport, PA 15132 (412-678-3454) on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 from 6 to 8 PM and Wednesday, February 7, 2018  from 2 to 4 PM and 6 to 8 PM.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 10 AM in Corpus Christi Church with Frs. Stephen Palsa, Philip Pribonic, and Gregory Madeya officiating.  Procession and burial will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Port Vue.  www.bekavacfuneralhome.com  


Lily M. Walter

Lily M. (Brown) Walter, of Sewickley, formerly of Jefferson Hills, passed away on Friday, February 2, 2018. Born in Elizabeth on January 30, 1923, she was the daughter of the late David and Virgie (Haywood) Brown and wife of the late Shimer Walter for 60 years. 

She is survived by children, James K. Walter (Lisa) of Bluffton, Ohio and Linda K. Schaefer (John) of Harmony Twp.; grandchildren, Jeremy Walter of Philadelphia and Megan Walter of Arlington, VA. She is also survived by sister, Geri Cochran of Clairton and nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her brother, David Brown. Lily was a lifelong member of Pine Run United Methodist Church in Clairton and member of the AARP and Ladies Auxiliary, Clairton. She also volunteered at the Clairton Food Bank and Meals on Wheels. Lily was a resident at Concordia of Franklin Park for 12 years. Friends and family will be received on Monday, February 5, 2018 from 1:30 PM - 3 PM at the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 N. 2nd. Ave., Elizabeth, PA 15037 (412-384-4344) with service immediately following. Contributions can be made to Pine Run United Methodist Church, 901 N. 6th Street, Clairton, PA 15025 or Concordia Lutheran Ministries, 134 Marwood Road, Cabot, PA 16023. The family thanks the wonderful staff at Concordia of Franklin Park and Good Samaritan Hospice.  www.bekavacfuneralhome.com  


Geraldine Ackleson passed away on February, 01, 2018

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Geraldine F. (Pupich)

Formerly of Morningside on Thursday, February 1, 2018, age 81. Beloved daughter of the late Nicholas E. and Genevieve Stevenson Pupich; aunt of Karen Gaston and Deborah Hills; cousin of Karen Surlowe. Friends received at McCabe Bros., Inc. Funeral Home, 5300 Pen...


Thomas Pyle

Thomas Pyle, age 26, of Versailles died on February 3, 2018. He was born in Mount Pleasant on August 23, 1991.

Thomas Pyle, age 26, of Versailles died on February 3, 2018. He was born in Mount Pleasant on August 23, 1991.

He is survived by aunt and caregiver, Lisa Scarlett of Versailles; parents, Tina McCutcheon of White Oak and Thomas Pyle; uncles, Sean (Patty) McCutcheon of Jeannette; Robert McCutcheon of Somerset; Charles McCutcheon of Irwin; half-brothers, Matthew Stemmler of Latrobe; Frank McCutcheon and Brandon Pyle of Greensburg; half-sister, Timberlyn McCutcheon of White Oak; cousins who considered him a brother, Richard Crawford of Greensburg, Alecia Crawford of Murrysville, and Christopher Crawford of Squirrel Hill.

Friends and Family will be received at Striffler’s of White Oak Cremation and Mortuary Services, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (412 678 6177) on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018 from 3:00 until 7:00 pm. Condolences may be made at strifflerfuneralhomes.com


Sandra Tison

Sandra (Sandy) Tison of West Mifflin passed away on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018.  She was born in McKeesport on August 21, 1954, daughter of the late Bernard Tison and late Rita Furlong.  She was predeceased in death by her niece and godchild, Carrie Ann Gross and her step-mother Patricia Tison and step-sister Debra Oskin.  She is survived by her sister Pattie (Charles) Gross, nephews Charles (Denise) Gross, Michael (Kara) Gross and Scott Gross; also 2 great nieces and 1 great nephew; step-brothers Keith Daugherty and Kenneth Daugherty, many cousins and step-nephews.  She was previously employed by U.S. Steel Duquesne Works and was a Market Research Interviewer at Waraback Research for 21 years.  She also worked at Riverside Nursing Center.  But the job she loved the most was being a caretaker for the elderly in their homes.  Family and friends will be received at Wojciechowski Funeral Home in Glassport on Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm.  Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday at 10 am at Queen of the Rosary Church.  Interment to follow in Calvary Cemetery in Port Vue.  In lieu of flowers, please request Masses for Sandy via Seraphic Mass Association @ 412-683-4700.


June Lowry

June Lowry, 82, of Versailles, died  Thursday, February 1, 2018. She was born March 4, 1935 in Connellsville and was the daughter of the late Percy O. Harshman  and Margaret I. Showman Harshman. She was the wife of the late James M. Lowery. June was a member of Life Span, Silver Sneakers, AARP and the Elizabeth Township Senior Citizens. She is survived by her daughters, Terri F. (Greg) Hertzler of Indian Lake, Donna F. (Donald) Hunphries of Woodruff, SC, and Cathy F. (David) Johnson of Pleasant Hills, sister, Gail Wall of Versailles, grandchildren, Shawn Sydeski, Brianna Humphries, David G. Johnson and Chad Humphries, great-granddaughter, Maci Johnson, cousin, Harriet Douglass,  nieces and nephews.

   She was preceded in death by her daughter, Susan F. Mitchell, sister, Peg Obley and brothers, Charles and Robert Harshman. Friends are welcome Monday, February 5 from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., Boston, Elizabeth Township. 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000.  Service will be held in the funeral Home chapel on Monday at 12:00 noon.  Private burial will be in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park, North Huntingdon. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Riverside Care Center at 412-664-8860 or Family Hospice at 412-572-8800. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com


William F. McHugh, Jr.

William F. McHugh, Jr., age 67 of Clairton, passed away at home on Wednesday, January 31, 2018.  Born October 15, 1950 in Clairton, he was a son of the late William F. McHugh, Sr. and Ann (Check) McHugh.

A teacher’s aide with AIU – Mon Valley School, William was a US Navy Veteran of the Vietnam War, a member of the F & A Masons Wilson Joppa Lodge and the Shriners.  He is survived by his wife of 30 years Debra (Burke) McHugh; his children Tracy (partner Richard Lindsey) Parsons of and Jason Martin, both of Clairton; his grandchildren Kelsea, Devin, and Brendan Parsons; his siblings Colleen (Tom) Oliva of California, Patricia McHugh of Pine Grove, CA, and Brian McHugh of State College; his mother-in-law Margaret Wall of Forward Twp.; and also nieces and nephews.  A private visitation was held for the family; interment will also be private.  Arrangements by the A.J. Bekavac Funeral Home, 555 5th. St., Clairton, PA 15025 (412-233-5700).  www.bekavacfuneralhome.com   


Francis S. Furst

Francis S. Furst, age 79, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Friday, February 2, 2018 at Family Hospice & Palliative Care in Mt. Lebanon. A retired storeroom clerk at Jefferson Hospital, he was a member of Elizabeth United Methodist Church and a social member of Blaine Hill Volunteer Fire Company. 

Born May 10, 1938 in Glassport, he was a son of the late Elmer F. and Elizabeth (Kostura) Furst. He is survived by his sisters, Audrey McGinn of Greenock, Joyce Jones of Salem, WV, Mary "Dew" (Curt) Briggs of Elizabeth Twp., Cynthia Ann Kukulka of Elizabeth Twp., Karen (Earl) Goreck of Port Vue, Nancy Lee Furst at home, and Pamela (Don) Pishney of Elizabeth Twp.; brothers, John (Karen) Furst of Scottdale and Elmer (Katie) Furst Jr. of Dunbar; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sister, Deborah Donnelly. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, LLC, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Sunday, February 4, 2018 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. A Funeral Service will take place on Monday, February 5, 2018 at 12:30 pm in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jack H. Piper officiating. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Community Life, 4201 Walnut Street, Suite 1, McKeesport, PA 15132 or Family Hospice & Palliative Care, 50 Moffett Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15243 or Blaine Hill Volunteer Fire Company, 409 Oxford Drive, Elizabeth, PA 15037.  NO FLOWERS PLEASE. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.


Barbara Ann Coulson

Barbara Ann Coulson, 82, of Irwin, passed away Wednesday, January 31, 2018. she was born September 4, 1935 in Clairton and was the daughter of the late Virgil Shelton and the late Mollie Andrews Shelton Lang. She was the wife of Donald L. Coulson of Irwin. There is no visitation. Inurnment will be held at Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills at a later date. Arrangements are by the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc.,6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, Director. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com


Stephen F. Kisan

Stephen F. Kisan, age 85 of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Wednesday, January 31, 2018.  Born March 21, 1932 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Frank and Mary (Loncaric) Kisan. 

The owner of Steve's Camera Shop in Versailles, Stephen was a US Army Veteran of the Korean War and a member of the CFU Lodge 146 of Versailles.  He joins his wife, the late Julia (Petach) Kisan, who passed away August 22, 2015.  Stephen is survived by his sons Stephen A. (Barbara) Kisan of Cleveland, OH, David F. (Terri) Kisan of McKeesport, and Michael J. Kisan of Versailles; his ten grandchildren Becky, Stephen, Lauren, David, Kayla, Ethan, Maxwell, Bryson, Mason, and Keyland; his three great-grandchildren Eleanor, Madison, and Victoria; his brother Nick Kisan of Versailles; his sisters Dorothy (Henry) Giammario and Mildred Furst, both of Greenock; and also nieces and nephews.  Friends will be received in the Daniel F. Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory, 4504 Walnut St., Versailles Borough, McKeesport, PA 15132 (412-678-3454) on Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 10 AM until a 1 PM Blessing with Fr. Donald Voss officiating.  Interment will be private.  www.bekavacfuneralhome.com  


Paula M. Griffin

Paula M. (Disanti) Griffin, age 72, of Forward Twp., passed away on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at home. She was retired after 30 years as the office manager and co-owner of Griffin Financial Services in Millvale. Born March 20, 1945 in Charleroi, she was a daughter of the late Paul L. and Mary (Husovitz) Disanti and wife of 36 years of the late William F. Griffin. She is survived by daughter, Veronica L. King of Salem, AR; daughter, Melissa L. (Dennis) Roman of Glenshaw; son, William T. Griffin of Florida; daughter, Sherry L. (the late Bruse) Keener of Brackenridge; daughter, Judy L. (John Maudhuit) Griffin of Natrona; son, Thomas A. Griffin of Charleroi; daughter, Audrey A. (Thomas) Tomei of Springdale; son, Robert G. Griffin of Brackenridge; son, Thomas J. Nobles of Youngwood; 21 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; brother, James (the late Sharon) Disanti of Charleroi; also, nieces and nephews. There is no visitation or service. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.


Richard Barrett passed away on January, 18, 2018

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Age 67, of Blawnox, on Thursday, January 18, 2018, Beloved son of the late James J. and Nora McGill Barrett; survived by cousins and many friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. Maria Goretti Parish, Immaculate Conception Mission, on Saturday at 10 a.m. Arrangeme...


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Stella Heslop

Stella (Tassone) Heslop, age 87, of Glassport, passed away on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at home. A retired clerk for H&H Fish Market in McKeesport, she was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ in Glassport for 72 years. 

Born March 24, 1930 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Luigi and Concetta (Tassone) Tassone and wife of the late Richard J. Heslop Sr. She is survived by daughters, Lorena Walker of Glassport and Connie Falvo of St. Petersburg, FL; son, Richard J. (Lucy) Heslop of Elizabeth; grandchildren, Ronnie (Debbie) Walker of Indianapolis, IN, Cheryl Morales of St. Petersburg, FL, and Robyn Walker of Washington, D.C.; great-grandsons, Killian Wright, Isaiah Walker, Truman Morales; brother, John (Betty) Tassone of Scottsdale, AZ; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by daughter, Cheryl Ann Heslop, and 15 siblings. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue,  Elizabeth on Sunday, February 4, 2018 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. A Funeral Service will take place on Monday, February 5, 2018 at 10 AM in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Lou Hutsko officiating. Burial will follow in McKeesport & Versailles Cemetery, McKeesport. Memorial contributions may be made to Family Hospice & Palliative Care, 50 Moffett Street, Mt. Lebanon, PA 15243. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.


Antoinette T. Carrozza

Antoinette T. Carrozza, age 83, of McKeesport, died peacefully on January 31, 2018, at Jefferson Hospital. Born September 11, 1934, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Dominick and Rachel (Delfini) Raffa and the wife of the late Joseph R. Carrozza.

Antoinette dedicated her life to caring for her family. Through the years she worked at the South Allegheny School Cafeteria and her latest employment was with Costco, where she worked as a demonstrator. She was a member of St. Patrick Church, where she was a Christian Mother, a Eucharistic Minister, Usher and a greeter throughout the years. She was also a member of the Palanese Lodge, Italian Sons and Daughters of America and the Christy Park Seniors. She loved cooking for family and friends. She will always be remembered for her sharing delicious homemade Italian recipes, especially her sauces, gnocchi, rolls and pizzelles. Antoinette is survived by her children, Anthony "Tony" (Marcy) Carrozza of Chicago, IL, Donna and Bettina Carrozza both of Sterling, VA, Bernadette (David) Rudick of Elizabeth Twp. and Dominic (Patricia) Carrozza of Redondo Beach, CA; grandchildren, Lindsey, Dustin (Megan), Jamie, Michael, April, Nicholas and C.J.; sister, Virginia (Thomas) Barr of Dunnellon, FL; also nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Antoinette was preceded in death by her brothers, Dominick and Leo Raffa. Family and friends will be received at Willig Funeral Home & Crematory on Thursday, February 1, 2018, from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday, February 2, 2018, 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Patrick Church on Saturday, February 3, 2018, 10 a.m., Fr. Thomas Galvin will be the celebrant. Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society, 320 Bilmar Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 15205.

Condolences and memories may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com


Nancy Baum Mack

Nancy Baum Mack, 78, of Elizabeth Township, died January 30, 2018 at home. She was born October 26, 1939 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Wilson Wadsworth and Dorothy Endean Baum. Nancy was the wife of the late John Mabon Mack, who died September 26, 2004. She was a Real Estate Agent at the Wilson Baum Agency for 35 years. She was a member of Mount Vernon Community United Presbyterian Church, the Twentieth Century Club, Elizabeth Senior Citizens, Realtors Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh, Youghiogheny Country Club, and the former MonYough Real Estate Association. Nancy is survived by her daughters, Sally Mack (David ) Sekowski of Norfolk, VA, Debra Mack (Marty) Humberson and Lori Mack (Steven) Meier of Elizabeth Township, brother, Robert (Janet) Baum of Elizabeth Township, grandchildren, Steven Sekowski, Jenna (James) Lingeris, Travis (Alexis) Humberson, Tyler Meier, Jon Sekowski, Kylie Humberson and Ryan Meier, great-grandchildren, Sophia, Jonathan and Charles Lingeris, nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law, Linda Mack, Cordelia Mack and Kaye Baum, brothers-in-law, Richard Mack, Harry Voskamp and Henry Voskamp, and her beloved dog, Gracie.

Friends are welcome Friday, February 2, 2018 from 2-4 and 6-8:00 pm at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, director. Service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Saturday at 11:00 am with The Rev. William K. Little, officiating. Interment will follow in the Mount Vernon Cemetery, Elizabeth Township. Memorial contributions may be made to the ALS Association of Western PA Chapter at 412-821-3254 or the Shriner's Hospital for Children at 1-844-739-0849. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 
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Visitation

Friday, February 02, 2018
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory
6028 Smithfield Street
Boston, Pennsylvania 15135
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Friday, February 02, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory
6028 Smithfield Street
Boston, Pennsylvania 15135
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Saturday, February 03, 2018
11:00 AM

Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory
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Boston, Pennsylvania 15135
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Ronald P. Grebur

Ronald Peter Grebur Sr., 69 of White Oak, died unexpectedly on January 27, 2018 in Pembroke Pines, Florida surrounded by his loving family. Born August 10, 1948, in Pittsburgh, Pa, he was the son of the late Alex and Olga (Kucich) Grebur.

Ron was semi-retired from Able Tool in Trafford, where he was a Machinist for 10 years. Prior to that he was a Machinist at National Carbide Die. He is a proud veteran of the United States Air Force, where he bravely and proudly served his country from 1967-1971. He was a devoted member of the Church of God, a Worldwide Association. He devoted his life to caring for, and providing for his family. Ron loved spending the winters in Florida. Even though he was retired, he went back to work part time, because he couldn’t sit still. He was always doing something at home, his daughters house, his brother in laws house, or with anyone else that needed help. He loved nothing more than helping his family and others. He was a diehard Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates fan. His greatest joy was being surrounded by his family, whom he loved unconditionally. Ron is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 49 years, Brenda Grebur, a son, Ronald Jr. of Hollywood, Florida, daughter Melissa (John) Piontka of Herminie, 4 grandchildren, Alex, Tyler, Nathan, and Gionna, and 2 great-grandchildren, a brother Alex (Nancy) Grebur of Herminie, 4 brothers-in-law that were like sons, Tim Merlin of Boardman, OH, Jeff Merlin of North Huntingdon, Terry Merlin of Miramar, Florida, and Scott Merlin of North Huntingdon. Ron is also survived by nieces and nephews and his loyal pet dogs, Sebastian and Louis. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 from 7-9. Thursday, February 1, 2018 from 2-4 and 7-9. A service will be held at the funeral home on Friday February 2, 2018 at 10 a.m. with Pastor Don Henson officiating. Burial will follow the service at Grandview Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to Church of God, a Worldwide Association, Inc., PO Box 1009 Allen, Texas 75013-0017.
Ronald’s family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Nurses and Doctors at Memorial Hospital West, Pembroke Pines, Florida for the outstanding care that was provided to him. Also, to all the family and friends that have called, sent emails or text messages to extend their sympathies.


Mildred "Smilja" Blagovich

Mildred "Smilja" Blagovich, 103, of McKeesport, died Monday, January 29. 2018. She was born November 11, 1914 in West Wilmerding and was the daughter of the late Nikola and Sava Kosich Zivkovich. She was the wife of the late Michael "Miso" Blagovich, Jr. They were married for 63 years. Mildred was the oldest member of St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church and its Sisterhood, Kolo, Serbian National Federation Lodge 7, and was a former member of the Order of The Eastern Star. In 2016, Smilja was awarded Person of the Year by the Serb National Federation. She was a retired Head Cook at McKeesport High school and had 17 years of service there. She had also worked at the former Holiday House in Monroeville. She is survived by her daughter, Melva Jean (Richard) Buzzelli of Penn Hills, grandchildren, Michael A. Makatura of Orlando, FL, and Kimberly A. Miller of North Huntingdon, 5 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandson, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by brothers, Nick Zivkovich, Jr. and  Michael Zivkovich, Sr., and sisters, Judy Jeremias, Tillie Fox, and Mary Zunich. Friends are welcome Friday, February 2, 2018 from 2-4 and 6-8:00 pm at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 1638 Lincoln Way, White Oak. (412) 672-6322 Troy J. Gilbert, director. Pomen Service will be held Friday at 7:00 pm in the funeral home chapel. Funeral Service will be held Saturday, February 3 at 10:00 am at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church with The Rev. Stevan Rocknage, officiating. Interment will follow in the Grandview Cemetery, North Versailles. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 
SERVICES
Visitation

Friday, February 02, 2018
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc.
1638 Lincoln Way
White Oak, Pennsylvania 15131

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Friday, February 02, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc.
1638 Lincoln Way
White Oak, Pennsylvania 15131

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Funeral Service

Saturday, February 03, 2018
10:00 AM

St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church
901 Hartman Street
McKeesport, PA 15132

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Paul L. McDonald

Paul L. McDonald, 92, of North Huntingdon, died Monday January 29, 2018. He was born October 19, 1925 in East McKeesport, a son of the late Leonard S. and Emma C. (Rolison) McDonald and was also preceded in death by his wife Grace J. (Rankin) Vranich McDonald, and his siblings Harry McDonald, Mary Caldwell, and Helen Bernhardy. Paul was a retired tool and die maker for Westinghouse Airbrake Co., Wilmerding, a member of Norwin Alliance Church, Shidle Lodge No. 601, Free and Accepted Masons, Irwin, and Syria Temple, Pittsburgh. He is survived by his children Paul L. McDonald Jr. and his wife Barbara of CA, Elaine McDonald of East McKeesport, Mark Vranich and his wife Cindi of FL, Carole Hancsak of UT, Martin Vranich and Cathy McDeavitt and her husband Thomas both of FL, Corrine Zecchini and her husband Thomas of North Huntingdon, and Connie Vranich of FL; eleven grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; also nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the William Snyder Funeral Home Inc., 521 Main Street, Irwin, 724-863-1200, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday with Rev. Robert Daniels, officiating. Interment will follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park. Masonic funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. For online condolences please visit www.snyderfuneralservices.com.


Harvey Wander

Harvey Wander, age 94, of White Oak, died Tuesday, January 30, 2018.  He was born January 10, 1924 in Elizabeth, Pennsylvania, son of the late Morris and Minnie Mermelstein Wander. A well-known figure in Pittsburgh, he was an entrepreneur and business owner.  He managed the first rock & roll club in Pittsburgh.  He subsequently established Harvey’s House on Federal Street and later formed the Harvey Wander Agency, a bail bond business.

He was a member of the Pleasant Hills-Guthrie Lodge #509 F&AM.  He was also a member of Scottish Rite where he received his 32nd degree.  He was also dedicated and active in the Shrine as well. A sports enthusiast, he coached amateur basketball in White Oak and was a Pittsburgh Steelers season ticket holder for more than 50 years.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 71 years, Irene Rudick Wander; son, Jeffrey (Lisa) Wander of Cuyutlan, Mexico; daughter, Elyse Wander of Washington, DC; grandchildren, Joshua, Meghan, Layne; great-grandchildren, Calina, Zoe and Scarlett.

Family and friends will gather Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation and Mortuary Services, Inc., 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA  15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, Supervisor, 412-678-6177). from noon until the time of service at 1:00 pm with Rabbi Paul Tuchman officiating.  Burial will follow at Temple Cemetery.

Condolences may be made at www.strifflerfuneralhomes.com.


Eugenia M. (Jennie) Gregg

Eugenia M. "Jennie" Gregg, age 90, of McKeesport, died January 26, 2018, at home. Born July 20, 1927, in Wilmerding, she was the daughter of the late Maciej and Mary (Dylong) Liput and the wife of the late Matthew W. Gregg, Sr.

Jennie dedicated her life to caring for her family. She was a member of Corpus Christi Church. She is survived by her children, Matthew W. (Marcee) Gregg, Jr., of Bethel Park, W. David Gregg of McKeesport, Ronald M. Gregg of McKeesport; granddaughter, Natalie Gregg; great grandson, Kameron Baker; and her loyal companion, "Connor." brothers, Joseph and Edward Liput of Wilmerding; sister, Stella Czekaj of Wilmerding; nieces and nephews. Arrangements were entrusted to Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory. Mass of Christian Burial was held at Corpus Christi Church. Entombment followed in McKeesport & Versailles Cemetery Mausoleum. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com


Katherine Cindric

Katherine Cindric, age 94 of North Versailles and formerly of Versailles Boro, passed away on Sunday, January 28, 2018 in UPMC East in Monroeville.  Born December 1, 1923 in Versailles, she was a daughter of the late Anthony and Pauline (Falec) Coban.

A member of St. Patrick's Church in McKeesport, the CFU Lodge 146 of Versailles, and its former Ladies' and Pensioneers' Clubs, Katherine was preceded in death by her husband Roy F. Cindric, who passed away March 23, 1984, and her siblings: Steve, Joseph, Frank, Andrew and John Coban, Mary Chefuta, Ann Kolich, and Zora Arway.  She is survived by her children Joanne (Mark) Ludwig, with whom she resided, and Joseph P. (Cynthia) Cindric of Versailles; her grandchildren Christopher, Lori, and Sarah Cindric and Beth Steele; her great-grandsons Zachary and Benjamin Cindric; her brother Mitch (Eleanor) Coban of McKeesport; and also nieces and nephews, including Emmy Beck.  Friends will be received in the Daniel F. Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory, 4504 Walnut St., Versailles Borough, McKeesport, PA 15132 (412-678-3454) on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 from 2 to 8 PM.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 10 AM in St. Patrick's Church with Fr. Thomas Galvin officiating.  Procession and interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Port Vue.  www.bekavacfuneralhome.com


Gladkowski Obituary

Rose D'Angelo Gladkowski, 97, of Glassport, died Jan. 29, 2018.  She is the daughter of the late Antonio and Rosali Sgattoni and wife of the late John D'Angelo and Theodore Gladkowski.  She is survived by her sons John (Terry Woytovich) D'Angelo and Louis (Shirley) D'Angelo; daughter Teresa (Robert) Klein; also 9 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.  Rose worked at Glassport Glasshouse; managed the Allegheny tax office in McKeesport and was a retired supervisor for Allegheny County Treasurer's Office.  She was a member of Queen of the Rosary Parish.  Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport, Tues. 4-8.  A funeral mass will be held Wed.10:00 am at Queen of the Rosary Parish with Father Miroslaus Wojcicki.  Interment following New St. Joseph Cemetery.


Dibler Obituary

Loretta A. Dibler, 67, of McKeesport, died Jan. 28, 2018.  She is the daughter of the late Joseph and Helen (Karczewski) Nestor.  She is survived by her husband Charles Dibler, daughter Carrie (James) Wright of Glassport and grandchildren Joshua Hansen and Brett Nolfi.  Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport, Wed.2-4 and 6-8.


Dorothy Ann Sabina Barnes

Dorothy Ann Sabina Barnes, age 91, of Dravosburg, died January 27th, 2018, at Southwestern Assisted Living Center in West Mifflin.

Born August 9th, 1926, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Alexander and Anna (Stanish) Grudovich and the wife of the late James John Thomas Barnes.
Dorothy was a member of St. Agnes Church. A retired bookkeeper, she was employed by John Groves Company, The Salvation Army and The Famous Department Store in McKeesport and Powell Auto Services in West Mifflin.
Dorothy is survived by daughter, Monica and Son-in-law, David Fleming. She was predeceased by ten siblings, brothers Frank and Joe and two brothers each named John, as well as four sisters, Katherine, Marie, Betty, and Silvia, and two other siblings who died in infancy.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Reverend E. Daniel Sweeney, on Tuesday, 10:00 a.m., at St. Agnes Church in West Mifflin. Family and friends should gather at the church. Committal service and interment will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Port Vue. Friends are invited to lunch afterwards at Tillie’s Restaurant in Christy Park. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifuneralhome.com


Craig Richard Pindro

Craig Richard Pindro, 53, of McKeesport died Jan. 26, 2018. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, at Tunie Funeral Home, Inc., 218 E. 11th Ave., Homestead, where a service will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018.

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Frank Joseph (Big Poe) Pulkownik

Frank Joseph (Big Poe) Pulkownik, 79, of Wind Ridge, passed away on January 27, 2018. Frank was born October 3, 1938 in Pittsburgh, the son of the late Frank and Sophia (Tereletsky) Pulkownik, of Duquesne. Frank served as a Heavy Truck Driver in the US Army from 1958-1961.  After his military service, Frank protected his community for 23 years as a Police officer for the city of Duquesne.  After leaving the Police Force, Frank worked as a laborer with Mastech until his retirement. Frank enjoyed fishing, hunting, and watching his grandsons participate in sporting events. Frank is survived by his former wife, Joanne Patrick of Munhall; two sons, John Pulkownik of Castle Shannon, and Joe Pulkownik of Munhall; two grandsons, Dylan and Logan Pulkownik of West Mifflin; and a brother, Bill (Jeanne) Pulkownik of Wind Ridge, along with several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Frank was preceded in death by a brother, Harry Pulkownik, and a sister, Nancy Coleman. 

At the request of the deceased, there will be no public service.  There will be a private burial at Holy Name Cemetery, West Mifflin. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the William S. Skovranko Memorial Home, Richford and Commonwealth Ave., Duquesne.

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Zachary J. Ebbitt

 

Zachary J. Ebbitt, age 33, of Pittsburgh, passed away Friday, January 26, 2018. He was born November 30, 1984 in Monroeville, the son of James (girlfriend Hazel Bizub) Ebbitt and the late Cheyrl S. (Redeker) Ebbitt. He graduated from Norwin High School and went onto earn a degree in Safety Engineering from Slippery Rock University and was the past Vice President of the fraternity Phi Kappa Theta. He went onto work at many locations as a safety engineer and was always smiling and well liked. In addition to his mother, he is preceded in death by his grandparents Claude and Polly Redeker and Clyde and Norma Ebbitt.

In addition to his father, he is survived by his sister Kacey C. Ebbitt of White Oak; uncles Don Mowery, Rick Redeker and Buzz and Artie Comer; and cousin Stuart Mowery. Friends and family will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the William Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., 521 Main Street, Irwin, 724-863-1200. Everyone will gather at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home for a funeral service with Rev. Bruce Judy officiating. Interment will follow at Penn Lincoln Memorial Park in North Huntingdon Township. For online condolences please visit www.snyderfuneralservices.com.


Charles "Basil" Ursta

Charles "Basil" Ursta, age 87, of White Oak, formerly of McKeesport, died January 25, 2018, at UPMC McKeesport.

Charles "Basil" Ursta, age 87, of White Oak, formerly of McKeesport, died January 25, 2018, at UPMC McKeesport. Born March 24, 1930, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late John and Mary (Yurechko) Ursta and the husband of Geraldine W. (Montgomery) Ursta for over years. Charles was a retired carpenter by trade. In his early years he worked at the former Csruso's Cabinet and Kitchen in McKeesport. He then worked at Chatham Center, as a maintenance man, with 9 years of service and his latest employment was Central Medical Hospital, in the maintenance department, with 21 years of service. He was a lifelong EMT, and former Chief of the White Oak Rescue Squad. He was Vice-President of Mon-Yough Fire Defense Council. Charles was a Sergeant in the US Army serving during the Korean War. He was a member of the St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, in McKeesport. Charles enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping and long rides to the mountains. In addition to his wife, Charles is survived by his children, David of White Oak, Randy of White Oak, Melissa (Bill) Huey of Derry, PA, Nicholas (Margaret) of White Oak, Kim (Jason) Mollard of McKeesport and Cindy Roberts of Kentucky; grandchildren, Michael, Jared, Ronnie, Kayla and Jeremy; great grandchildren, Devin, Kayden, Daymen, Anthony, Zachary, Nate, Kaydence and Isabella; sisters, Annie Script, Margaret Ursta, Veronica Servov and Dolly Roberts; sister-in-law, Dolly Ursta; nieces and nephews; and his loyal pet dog "Rockie." In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded in death by his siblings, George, John, Helen Romano, Julie Cooper and Mary Wojtowicz; and loyal pet dog "Champ." Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Monday, January 29, 2018, from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday, January 30, 2018, from 2 until the time of Parastas service at 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. Fr. Vincent Voss will officiate. Burial with military honors will follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com


Marion A. Molinaro

On January 27, 2018 our family bid farewell to its matriarch, Marion A. (Linn) Molinaro, age 88 of Elizabeth Twp.  Born in McKeesport on September 28, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Adelaide (Flaherty) Linn.  Marion graduated from Mercy Hospital School of Nursing and retired from UPMC McKeesport where she worked as a Registered Nurse for 40 years.

She and her late husband of 60 years, Anthony J. “Sonny” Molinaro, were owners of Glassport Lanes Bowling Alley and together they operated it for 43 years.  In addition, Marion was a past member of the Christian Mothers Society at the former St. Dennis Parish and was a Head Start Registered Nurse for Elizabeth Forward School District. Marion is survived by her children, Linn (Robert) Hodges of Marietta, GA, Denise (Lee) Smith of Mt. Vernon, Jill Molinaro of Trafford, Judy (Tom) Murtha of Mt. Vernon, Anthony “A.J.” Molinaro of Jefferson Hills, Tina (Jeff) Williams of Monroeville, and Dayna Molinaro of Robinson; her grandchildren, Andrew, Brian and Carrie Hodges, Amy and Erik Smith, Tom (Sadie) Murtha, Kristi (Mike) Baron, Jenna and Haley Williams and Jada Molinaro; sister, Donna Kutzfara of Elizabeth Twp. and brother Joseph (Terri) Linn of Paw Paw, WV; and also many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents and husband, Marion was preceded in death by siblings, Eileen Metz, F. William Linn and John Linn. Friends will be received in the Daniel F. Bekavac Funeral Home & Crematory, 4504 Walnut St., Versailles Borough, McKeesport, PA 15135 (412-678-3454)  on Monday, January 29, 2018 from 6 to 8 PM and Tuesday, January 30, 2018 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Divine Redeemer Motherhouse at 10 AM on Wednesday, January 31, 2018.  Entombment will follow at Mt. Vernon Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to Divine Redeemer Motherhouse 999 Rock Run Rd. Elizabeth, PA 15037.   www.bekavacfuneralhome.com  


Erik James “Egghead” Maselli

Erik James “Egghead” Maselli, 37, of West Elizabeth, formerly of Clairton and Uniontown, where he was a construction contractor, passed away on Friday, January 26th, 2018 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital. He was born in Pittsburgh on February, 1st 1980 to James R. Maselli and the late Judith Beckovich Maselli. Erik is survived by his wife, Shawna Fant Maselli. He is also survived by his son, Ashton Maselli of Clairton, daughter, Celina M. Maselli of Clairton, father, James R. Maselli of West Elizabeth, and brothers; James M.(Angela) Maselli, of Ravenna, OH and Shaun J. Maselli of West Elizabeth. Erik was preceded in death by his mother, Judith Beckovich Maselli. He was an avid outdoorsman that enjoyed hunting and fishing, as well as baseball. Arrangements have been entrusted to S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th St, Clairton, PA 15025. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. The family requests that contributions be made to the funeral home to defray costs. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.


Charles Wesley Hughes

C. Wesley Hughes, 79, of North Huntingdon, peacefully went to be with the Lord on Friday, January 26, 2018.  He was born May 26, 1938 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late George and Charlotte (Heatherington) Hughes.  Prior to his retirement, Wesley was a metallurgist for Westinghouse and was a member of Norwin Alliance Church, North Huntingdon.  He taught Sunday School, enjoyed gardening and loved to research everything.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Earl Hughes.  He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Barbara Gilbert Hughes; sons, Charles Jr. and his wife, Betsy, Ken and his wife, Stephanie; daughters, Kathleen Hanna and her husband George, Sheila Gilpatrick; sister, Eleanor McNutt; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.  There will be no visitation.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.  Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, North Huntingdon, PA.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.


Olga H. Morgan

Olga H. Morgan, age 86, of Port Vue, died Jan. 24, 2018, at Jefferson Hospital.  Born Jan. 7, 1932, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late John and Maria (Demko) Hromanik and the wife of the late Robert Morgan, Jr.

Olga was a homemaker, and after raising her children, worked for 16 years in housekeeping at Century III Mall.  She enjoyed sewing, flea markets and especially growing flowers.

Survivors include children, Robert (Peggy) of Port Vue, David (Dawn) of Penn Hills, Maria at home and Jean (John) Michelli of Elizabeth Twp.; grandchildren, Kevin (Jen), Carey (John) Ambrozic, Jodi, Mindy (Mike) Cryk, Robert (Dana),  Joseph (Lauren) and Jennifer (Thomas) Kornick; great grandchildren, Jake, Parker, Cailey, Leah and Ruby; loving nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by siblings, Mary Graban, Annie Plichta, John, George and Michael HromaniK.

Services are private, at Olga’s request.  Condolences may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com.


Margaret R. Markland

Margaret R. Markland, 91, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, January 26, 2018 at The Grove at Irwin.  She was born September 28, 1926 in McKeesport, Pa., a daughter of the late Samuel W. and Wanda M. (Colditz) Chapman.

Margaret was a member of St. Stephens Episcopal Church, McKeesport, former member of Daughters of Kings, enjoyed golfing and valued the friendships she made through her love of golf.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William D. Markland, Sr.; and sister, Ruth Murtha.  She is survived by her son, William Jr. and his wife, Janice; daughter, Ruth Watkins and her husband, William; four grandchildren, Douglas and his wife Tamie, Daniel , Katy and David, four great grandchildren, Faith, Josh, Brooke and Mason. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Norwin Public Library or St. Stephens Episcopal Church, McKeesport.  James W. Shirley Funeral Home , North Huntingdon in charge of arrangements. www.shirleyfuneral home.com


Howard Scott Yoder

 HOWARD SCOTT YODER age 70, of Dravosburg, was called home to Heaven on January 23, 2018. He was born April 15, 1947, in Peoria, IL, a son of the late Lloyd and Viola (Sell) Yoder. He retired from US Steel Clairton Works with 40 years service. Scott graduated from Pennridge High School, was a member of the Duquesne Croatian Club and a former member of the Stephen Bayard Lodge, Elizabeth. Beloved husband of 50 years to Dolores (Novosel) Yoder; loving father of Robert Scott (Shannon) Yoder of North Huntingdon, Stephen Yoder of West Deer, Sandra Yoder, and Sindy Yoder of Dravosburg; loving Pap of Mariah, Sophia, Isaiah, Leah, Noah, Bethany, Mackenzie, Kaitlyn, Nicolette, and Ava; brother of Sumi (Craig) Gerhart, David Yoder, Paul Yoder, Bob (Bev) Yoder, Ray Yoder, Lilian (Charlie) Walton, Dale (Nicki) Yoder. Preceded in death by his siblings, Jack Yoder, Charlotte (late Chuck) Strouse, Leon Yoder, and Frank (surviving spouse, Kathy) Yoder.

Visitation Sunday January 28, 2018, from 12-7 p.m. at the MALOY - SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300, where a Blessing Service will be held at 3 p.m. Reverend Thomas Lewandowski, officiating.


Patricia Dowden

Patricia Dowden, age 72, of North Versailles, passed away on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 in Forbes Hospital, Monroeville. Born December 17, 1945 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Jerome J. and Katherine (Brown) Pater.

A member of St. Angela Merici Parish in White Oak, Patricia retired as both an OB/GYN Registered Nurse at Forbes Hospital and as a travel agent for AAA in Monroeville and Group Travel in East Liberty. For 15 years, she designed costumes for East Allegheny School District's musicals and specialties for their color guard, winning the Grace Kelly Award for best costume design. Patricia was the beloved wife of Del Dowden and his Doodle Bug of 53 years; mother of Danette (Mike) Pilon of Ocean Springs, MS and Lauren (Tony Mendoza) Dowden of Chicago, IL; grandmother of Nicholas Moger, Meghan (Jack) Byrd, Olivia (Mark) Johnson, and Emma and Lily Walter; great-grandmother of Grayson Johnson; sister of Ret. Col. Richard (Marie) Pater of Florida; mother-in-law of Jim Walter of Shaler; also, one nephew and cousins. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her cherished daughter, Leslie Walter. Friends are invited to a memorial gathering at St. Angela Merici Parish, 1640 Fawcett Ave., White Oak, PA 15131, on Monday, January 29, 2018 from 9:30 AM until a 10:30 AM Memorial Mass with Fr. Kevin Dominik officiating. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in Patricia's name should be make to Autism Speaks, 1 E. 33rd. St., 4th. Fl., New York, NY 10016.  Arrangements by the Daniel F. Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory, 4504 Walnut St., Versailles Borough, McKeesport, PA 15132 (412-678-3454).  www.bekavacfuneralhome.com    


Donna M. Peat

Donna M. Peat, age 80, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at The Grove at Irwin.  She was born March 29, 1937 in McKeesport, Pa., a daughter of the late Charles W. and Gaffney Sterner.

Prior to her retirement, Donna was a housekeeper, private duty nurse and a school crossing guard.  She enjoyed gardening and loved her canine companion, Ruby.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John F. Peat; brothers, Herb and Wendell Sterner; and sister, Kay Byers.  She is survived by his four sons, Scott, Richard, Robert and Brian Peat; grandson, Ryan Peat; sister, Joan Steele; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Friends will be received on Sunday from 4-8 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  A graveside service will be held on Monday at 11 a.m.  in Long Run Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.


Lis obituary

Susan C. Lis, 66, of Port Vue, died Jan. 24, 2018.  She is survived by her companion of 25 years, Bruce Bradshaw; son Ken (Kelly) Schroder of Port Vue, daughters Jennifer (Jason) Hoover of Liberty Boro and Suzanne Lis of Port Vue; grandchildren Adam Schroder, Anthony Betters, Hunter Monell, Evan Monell, Ava Kargel, Logan Margie and Chloe Hoover; and brother George Kudrick.  Susan was a retired bus driver for Laidlaw Teamsters 205.  She also worked for Hills and Westinghouse.  Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport, Sat. 2-4 and 6-8.


Carol A. Gallagher

Carol A. Gallagher, age 84, died January 23, 2018, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital. Born October 19, 1933, in Cambridge, OH, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Helen (Aichele) Gallagher.

Carol was retired from the former R.C.A., in Pleasant Hills, where she worked as a secretary. She attended St. Mark Parish, in Liberty Borough. She was a member of the Friendship Club of McKeesport; AARP of Versailles and a former member of the Port Vue Women's Club. She is survived by her cousin, Mary Catherine Farrell Greener of Woodbridge, VA; care giver and friend, Patsy (Bill) Bradley of McKeesport. In addition to her parents, Carol was preceded in death by her aunt, Mary (Aichele) and George Hipkins. Family and friends will be received at Willig Funeral Home & Crematory on Friday, January 26, 2018, from 2 - 4 p.m. and 6 until the time of blessing service at 8 p.m., in the funeral home chapel. Burial will be in Jefferson Memorial Park.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com


Warren E. Snider

Warren E. Snider, age 78 of Ellwood City and formerly of Elizabeth Twp., passed away Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at Golden Hill Nursing Home, following an on and off again battle with cancer.  Born April 16, 1939 in Dravosburg, he was the son of the late Floyd and Ethel (Wall) Snider. 

He was married to Linda L. (Dougherty) Snider, who passed away March 18, 2014.  Warren retired from Westinghouse after 40 years as a research and development technician. He belonged to both the First United Methodist Church in Ellwood City and the Central Highlands Community Methodist Church where he sang in the choir and played dart ball in Elizabeth. He was a member of the Pittsburgh Amateur Astronomers Club. He enjoyed photography and loved to eat out.  Survivors include his loving companion Patricia Seaburn; two sons, Donald (Jeanine) Snider of Scottdale, Daniel (Julie) Snider of Jamestown, SC; daughter, Denise (Gerald) Eisaman of Elizabeth Twp.; four grandchildren, Ethan, Evan, Alex Snider and Jacob Eisaman; his sister, Audrey Dougherty of Charlotte, NC; nephew and niece, Wayne (Nancy) Johnston of Monongahela and Sharon (Mark) Vargo of North Huntington; great nephews, Christopher and Ashley Johnston, Chris (Tiffany) Vargo, and Sean (Erin) Vargo.  Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, January 25, 2018 from 7 pm to 9 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home, 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City, PA 16117 and on Friday, January 26, 2018 in the Daniel F. Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory, 4504 Walnut St., Versailles Borough, McKeesport, PA 15132 (412-678-3454) from 6 PM until an 8 PM Funeral Service with Officiant by Angelic Bradford.  Interment will be private at Mt. Vernon Cemetery in Elizabeth Twp.  Memorial Contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 416 Crescent Ave., Ellwood City, PA 16117.


Dunn Obituary

David A. Dunn, 65 of McKeesport, died Jan. 23, 2018.  He is the son of the late Kenneth and Dolores Dunn.  David is survived by his wife Diane (Giannandrea) Dunn; children Melissa Dunn, Rebecca Dunn and Joseph Dunn; grandchildren Kat, David and Lauren and brother Dennis Dunn.  David was a member of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association and served in the US Army Vietnam War.  Funeral arrangements by Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport


Congratulations to the November Caregiver Excellence Award Winner!

BEINHAUER CAREGIVER EXCELLENCE AWARD for November 2017 was presented to Kim DiPiazza of ViaQuestHospice.
 
Kim is the volunteer coordinator for ViaQuest. One of her volunteers, in nominating her, praised Kim for doing a great job keeping him up-to-date on the needs of the ViaQuest patients he goes to see.
Kim not only trains and equips volunteers for visiting patients, however – she often makes visits herself, as well!  Along with Ellie, Kim’s golden lab, she has made over 250 therapy visits to date. Ellie usually wears costumes and makes people laugh. Maybe even Kim makes them laugh! They both definitely make them smile!
Kim was presented her award by Katie Brandt, Beinhauer’s Community Outreach Director.  —  Congratulations, Kim!!
 
The Beinhauer Caregiver Excellence Award consists of a $50 gift card and a certificate, along with an entry into the drawing for the Caregiver Excellence Award of the Year.
 
 
The winner for the month of December will be announced soon….
Make your nominations for January now! 
Nominations can easily be made in one of three ways –
By mailing in a hard copy of the nomination form found at your hospice to Katie Brandt, Beinhauers FFS, 2820 Washington Road, McMurray PA 15317
OR
By filling in a nomination form ONLINE on our website (click here- http://www.beinhauer.com/caregiver-excellence-award/).
OR
By providing the info requested on the nomination form in an email sent to kdb@beinhauercares.com.

Stefan Obituary

Mary Ann Stefan, 96, of Duquesne, died Jan. 23, 2018.  She is the daughter of the late Michael and Mary Mykytyn. She is the wife of the late Michael Stefan.  Mary Ann is survived by her son Larry (Cheryl) Stefan of West Mifflin; grandson Clinton Stefan of West Mifflin; and nieces Audrey (Jack) Resnik and Sylvia (John) Ugstandt.  She was preceded in death by her brother Charles Mykytyn, sister Stella Obrosky and grandson Brandon Stefan. Mary Ann was a member of Christ the Light of the World Parish.  Friends received Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne, Thurs. 2-4 and 6-8.  A funeral blessing will be held Fri. at Noon in the funeral home with Father Tom Lewandowski, followed by a 12:30 pm funeral mass at Holy Name Church.  Interment following St. Hedwig Cemetery.


Doris L. Benick

Doris L. Benick, age 85 of McKeesport, died Tuesday, January 23, 2018.  She was born August 7, 1932 in McKeesport, the daughter of the late James and Agnes Schultz O’Brien.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Maureen Demuzio.

She is survived by her husband, William N. Benick; son, James (Diane) Benick of Churchill; daughters; Doreen (Arthur) Wray of North Versailles and Sharon (the late Kevin) Melville of Eighty-Four, PA; grandchildren; Justin (Candace) Wray, Mathew (Lori) Benick, Lindsay (Zack) Olshenske, Noah and Luke Melville; great grandchildren; Mackenzie and Hudson Wray, Willow and Rowan Benick and Weston Olshenske.  Family and friends will be received on Thursday, January 25, 2018 from 2:00-8:00 pm at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation & Mortuary Services, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, Supervisor 412-678-6177).  Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, January 26, 2018 at Corpus Christi Church, McKeesport at 12:30 pm with Fr. Steven Palsa officiating.  Entombment will follow.  Condolences may be made at www.strifflerfuneralhome.com.


James R. Brown

James R. Brown, 82, of North Huntingdon, Pa.,  passed away Monday, January 22, 2018 at Select Specialty Hospital, McKeesport.

 He was born May 18, 1935 in McKeesport, a son of the late John and Esther (Laughner) Brown.  Prior to his retirement, James was a switch equipment technician for Bell Telephone.  He was a member of the Calvary Chapel, Greensburg, Pa., and was an Eagle Scout.  He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Peck Brown; two sons, Richard Brown, Aaron Brown and his wife, Tami; daughter, Debbie Connelly; sister, Dianne Walters; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.  Friends will be received on Thursday from 4-8 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  A funeral service will take place on Friday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Entombment to follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.


Olga A. Pupich

Olga A. Pupich, age 95, of Palm Bay, FL, formerly of Liberty Borough, died January 18, 2018, in Florida. Born October 6, 1922, in Duquesne, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Slavik) Hricko and the wife of the late Edward F. Pupich, for 70 years.

Olga was a homemaker and dedicated her life to her children and grandchildren.  Olga taught CCD at St. Eugene Church for over 10 years and belonged to the Confraternity of Christian Mothers.  She was very active in the community; she was a member of Versailles AARP club, Liberty Borough senior citizens, and served as past president of Liberty Borough Women’s Club.  
Olga is survived by children, Maryann Nola of Palm Bay, FL and Edward F. (Michelle) Pupich Jr. of Monroeville; grandchildren, Edward, III ( Rachael) of Wexford and Allison (Braden) Shipe of Elizabeth Twp.; great grandson, Corey Shipe; great granddaughters, Cassidy Shipe and Peyton Pupich; many nieces and nephews. Olga was preceded in death by her siblings; Mary, Ann, Pauline, Margaret, Nicholas and Andrew.
Family and friends will be received at Willig Funeral Home & Crematory on Friday, January 26, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, January 27, 2018, 10 a.m., at Liberty Borough Worship Site of St. Mark Parish. Fr. Daniel Straughn will be the celebrant. Committal  will follow in New St. Joseph Cemetery. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com


Paul T. Cody

Paul T. Cody, 89, of North Huntingdon, died Saturday January 20, 2018. He was born November 30, 1928 in Pittsburgh a son of the late Martin and Marie Cody and was raised by his grandparent the late Timothy and Mabel Sexton. Paul was a retired dispatcher for the Port Authority of Allegheny County, a Navy veteran of WWII, and a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church, North Huntingdon. He enjoyed his golfing and bowling leagues, was an avid reader and history buff, and loved to fish. His Sunday was not complete if he could not complete the New York Times crossword puzzle in an hour. In addition to his parents and grandparents he is preceded in death by children Paul Cody and Kathleen Billings and siblings Dorothy McDermott, Terrance and Patrick Cody. He is survived by his wife Theresa (Cicco) Cody; his children Barbara Mills, Vicki Weber, Mary E. Aitkin, and Christopher Cody; eight grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; also nieces and nephews including special niece Linda Williams.

Friends will be received from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the William Snyder Funeral Home Inc., 521 Main Street, Irwin, 724-863-1200, with a Mass of Christian Burial following at Noon in St. Agnes Church with Msgr. Paul Fitzmaurice, officiating. In lieu of flowers Paul would request an act of kindness towards others in his memory or a contribution made to an animal shelter of your choice. For online condolences please visit www.snyderfuneralservices.com

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David Earl Robertson, Jr.

David Earl Robertson, Jr. 47, of Forward Township, died Sunday, January 21, 2018 at home. He was born August 12, 1970 in Jeannette and was the son of the late David E. Robertson, Sr. and the late Carolee Bodnar Robertson. David was an Electrician and was a member of the PNA. He is survived by his son, Chance David Robertson and daughter, Jordan Nicole Robertson of Altamonte Springs, FL, sisters, Leeann (Patrick Finney) Robertson of Forward Township and Nancy (Paul) Malush of Smock, and nephews, Tyler, Brad, Tyler, Dylan, Gunnar and Sawyer.

Friends are welcome Wednesday, January 24 from 2-4 and 6-8:00 pm at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, director. Service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Wednesday at 8:00 pm with The Rev. Jody Dausey, officiating. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 
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Wednesday, January 24, 2018
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Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory
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Boston, Pennsylvania 15135
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Visitation

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory
6028 Smithfield Street
Boston, Pennsylvania 15135
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Funeral Service

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
8:00 PM

Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory
6028 Smithfield Street
Boston, Pennsylvania 15135
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Maria Elizabeth (Bajus) Heddleston

Maria Elizabeth (Bajus) Heddleston, 42, is now with the Lord, after her 7-year battle of stage four breast cancer, on January 22, 2018 in Pittsburgh, PA. 

Maria was born August 28, 1975 in Pittsburgh, PA to Donald and Mary Louise Bajus.  She was a 1993 graduate of Steel Valley High School and received her Bachelor’s Degree from Edinboro University in 1997.  She also earned a Master’s of Education from Slippery Rock in 2003.  In 2008, she became a National Board Certified Teacher and recently became recertified in December of 2017.  She was very active in St. John’s Byzantine Catholic Church in Munhall.  Maria married Brian Heddleston in November of 2001.

Mrs. (Bajus) Heddleston began teaching for Steel Valley, Park Elementary in 1998.  She started her career as a 2nd grade teacher and turned her passion for reading into a Reading Specialist for grades K-3.  She was also involved in school musicals, PTO, and volunteered her time a program called, “Big Box of Books”.   This program put books in the hands of 100’s children in the community.  In 2012, Maria was selected as a Pink Power Mom.  This national award, through Kids II, was given to 8 women for their service to their community and bringing awareness to breast cancer.  She was always there to help a child learn or provide comfort to a mother diagnosed with cancer. 

Maria’s biggest accomplishment and duty she cherished the most, was being a mom.  She loved her two sons, John (12) and Nathan (8) more than anything.   Through all her treatments, she attended as many soccer, baseball, golf, and basketball games as possible.  She was always there cheering them on and encouraging her boys to “get up”, if they were knocked down.   Something she lived by daily. 

Maria is preceded in death by her grandparents John “Brown” and Louise Bajus, and Stephen “Pete” and Mary Barczy.  Maria is survived by her husband, Brian; sons John and Nathan; Parents Donald and Mary Louise Bajus; brother John; and several nieces and nephews.  Maria had very special relationships with her Aunts, Uncles and Cousins; Barbara Longstreth, Catherine McGee, George Fatula, Donald Fetzko and their families respectably.  She will also be missed by many other friends, family, in-laws, colleagues and students.    

Friends and family will be received on Wednesday January 24, 2018, from 4-8 P.M. and Thursday from 2-8 P.M. in the William S. Skovranko Memorial Home Inc., Richford and Commonwealth Ave., Duquesne. A Blessing in the Memorial Home on Friday at 9:30 A.M. followed by Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10 A.M. in St John Byzantine Cathedral, Munhall. urial will follow in SS. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Cemetery, West Mifflin.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to John and Nathan Heddleston, PO Box 3094, Munhall, PA  15120, so a 529 College Fund can be started for her sons.  

Panachida services will be held on Thursday at 7 P.M. in the Memorial Home.


Brenda L. Chadwick

Brenda L. Chadwick, age 69, of McKeesport, died January 21, 2018, at home with her family by her side. Born March 14, 1948, in Clearfield, KY, she was the daughter of the late James O. and Elnora Faye (Mynheir) Lambert and the wife of James L. Chadwick for over 45 years.

Brenda last worked at Penn State McKeesport, where she was a library assistant, with over 15 years of service. She also worked on the 1980 Census Committee, in McKeesport. She was a graduate of the Rowan County High School, Class of 1966. Brenda attended Morehead State University, where she earned a Bachelors degree, Class of 1972. She was a member of the former Immanuel Presbyterian Church, in McKeesport, where she was a Deacon, sang alto with the church choir and was on the Christmas Music Festival Committee. Outside of church, she was the assistant director for the Port Vue Legionettes. Brenda had a passion for music and loved to share her gift of singing with others. She was a member of the Sweet Adelines and Melody Hills Chorus and also a member of a double quartet named, "Just For Fun." In addition to her husband Jim, Brenda is survived by her daughters, Shanna Chadwick of McKeesport, Kelley (Nicole Means) Chadwick-Revak of McKeesport and Erin (Max) Holsingerof White Oak; grandchildren, T.J., Karley, Jenna, Sydney and Eddie; sisters, Patricia Lewis, Connie Staton and Kim Lambert all of Morehead, KY; nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her brothers, Jimmy, Anthony, Larry and Michael Lambert. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Thursday, January 25, 2018, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be celebrated on Friday, January 26, 2018, at 10 a.m., in the funeral home chapel. Brenda's, brother-in-law, Pastor Jeffrey Chadwick will officiate. Burial will follow in Mt Vernon Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer's Association, Greater Pittsburgh Chapter, 1100 Liberty Ave., #E201, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com


Goldie R. (Demes) Oskin

GOLDIE R. (DEMES) OSKIN Goldie was born on April 22, 1931, and was called to heaven on January 21, 2018. She was a graduate of Duquesne High School where she returned in 1967 as a Business teacher. Her activities included drama coach, cheerleading sponsor, choral director, pep club advisor, senior class advisor, year book advisor, and music teacher on an “Emergency Certificate.” She also taught at Glassport in its final year as the Glassport Education District (1965-66) and then at South Allegheny in its first year as the jointure (1966-67). She received her BS degree in Education from the University of Pittsburgh and is a life-long member of the Pitt Alumni Association. She was also a member of the Heinz Chapel Choir in the early 50’s. In addition, Mrs. Oskin was a member of the NEA-R, PSEA-R, and the Allegheny County-R Education Association. In the community, she served as Secretary of the City of Duquesne Planning Commission; Treasurer of the Board of the Duquesne-West Mifflin Boys and Girls Club; Secretary of P.R.I.D.E. (Easter Egg Hunt, Light-Up Night Emcee, Clean-Up City with School Students, and Concerts in the Park). She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Duquesne for 74 years where she was the organist, a choir member, Clerk of Session, Elder, Sunday school teacher, Summer Bible School supervisor, and a member of the Church’s drama group. Mrs. Oskin was a member of the International Federation of Women’s Clubs on the local, county, district, and state levels. Locally, she served as President of the GFWC Women’s Club of Duquesne, the Circa East Civic Club, the ACFWC Circle of Presidents, and then as President of the Allegheny County Federation of Women’s Clubs. In the Southwestern District, she acted as Chairman of many departments, and on the state level, she co-chaired three conventions for the Pennsylvania Federation of Women’s Clubs. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Elizabeth Demes; siblings, Elizabeth (Steve) Mazura, Frank (Elizabeth) Demes, Irene (Ned) Moyle; and her husband, Glen R. Oskin, Sr. and her son, Glen R. Oskin, Jr. She is survived by her daughter, Deborah Spell (William Sr.) of Duquesne; daughter-in-law, Pat Zelop of Belleville, TX; grandchildren, William Spell Jr. (Heather) of Herminie, Jenna Spell of Duquesne, Glen Oskin III (Desiree) of College Station, TX, and Lindsey Gilley (Scott) of Houston, TX; great-grandchildren, Baily, William III, and Brody Spell, Peyton and Parker Oskin, and Jackson, Ryan, and Maddie Gilley; her loving sister-in-law, Agnes “Nan” (Oskin) of East McKeesport; also numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation Thursday and Friday 2-8 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Avenue, Duquesne 412-466-3300. Additional visitation on Saturday, January 27, from 10-11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Duquesne, 719 Duquesne Blvd., where her services will be held at 11 a.m. Reverend Judy Slater officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Prysbeterian Church of Duquesne.

 
 

Frances M. Jones

Frances M. Jones, 75, of Elizabeth died January 21, 2018. She was the daughter of the late Curtis and Margaret (Puckey) Everett. She is survived by children Curtis (Gail) Streyle, Allen (Peggy) Streyle, James (Victoria) Williams, Donnetta (William) Goodrich, Glori (Ed) Slate, Mara George, Kelly (Harry) Lueckert, Amber Williams, Adale Williams, Chad (April) Williams, and Christy Telles; niece Connie (Paul) Kennedy; nephew Donnie (Rachel) Everett; also many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Friends received Wed. 6-8 at The Church 1683 Mars Hill Rd, Sutersville and Thur. 2-4 and 6-8 at The Church. A funeral service will be held Fri. 10am at The Church with Pastor Frank Rocco, interment following Round Hill Cemetery. 


Robert E. Wineland

Robert E. Wineland, age 74 of McKeesport, died Monday, January 22, 2018. He was born January 9, 1944 in McKeesport, the son of the late Earl W. and Elizabeth Plues Wineland. Robert served in the U.S. Marine Corp. during the Vietnam War, in motor transport, until his retirement.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter Amy Wineland and his sister Sandra Shimko. He is survived by his sons; Brian (Mary) Wineland of Cranberry Twp., Robert Solack of N. Huntingdon, brother Timothy (Kimberly) Wineland of Jacksonville, FL, sisters; Patricia Letchford of Irwin, Kathy (Jay) Neuman-Simco of West Palm Beach, FL, granddaughter Natalie, nieces, and nephews. Family and friends will be received on Thursday, January 25, 2018 from 4-8 pm at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation & Mortuary Services, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, Supervisor 412-678-6177), where service will be held on Friday, January 26, 2018 at 10:00 am.  Burial will follow.  Condolences may be made at www.strifflerfuneralhome.com.


Christine M. Spanbauer

Christine M. Spanbauer, age 65 of Liberty Borough, passed away at home on Monday, January 22, 2018 after a 7 1/2 year fight with cancer.  Born November 26, 1952 in Pittsburgh, she was a daughter of Olga (Knezevich) Pribanich of Glassport and the late John Pribanich. 

A retired school nurse with South Allegheny School District and a member of the former Sacred Heart Parish in McKeesport, Christine was a member of the PSEA, the CFU, and the Association for School Nursing.  She was a wonderful and caring mother and grandmother, loved to garden and cook, loved the Pittsburgh Penguins, traveled the world with and for her whole family, and loved to add her own touch to personalized greeting cards.  Besides her mother, Christine is survived by her husband of 43 years Gerald J. Spanbauer; her children Gerald J. (Jennifer) Spanbauer, II of Elizabeth Twp., Christopher J. (Anna E. Berkey) Spanbauer of Kittanning, and Jennifer (Matthew) Zarit of Pittsburgh; her grandchildren Nathan, Natalie, Leo, Sam, and Lucy; her siblings John R. (Rosanne) Pribanich of East McKeesport, Kathy (William) Bevil of Paducah, KY, Janice (Ed) Gambone of Tampa, FL; and also nieces and nephews.  Interment will be private at the request of the family.  The family asks that memorial contributions for Christine be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Way, Memphis, TN 38105.  Arrangements by the Daniel F. Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory, 4504 Walnut St., Versailles Borough, McKeesport, PA 15132 (412-678-3454).  www.bekavacfuneralhome.com  


Staszak Obituary

Audrey A. Staszak, 62 of Glassport, died Jan. 20, 2018.  She is the daughter of the late Stanley and Dorothy (Elkowitz) Karnash.  She is survived by her daughter Jennifer Staszak; granddaughter Kaylin Staszak and brother Richard Karnash.  Audrey was a unit clerk for Jefferson Hospital.  Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport, Thurs. 2-4 and 6-8.  A funeral blessing will be held Fri. 10:00 am in the funeral home with Father Miroslaus Wojcicki.


Donald J. Duffy

Donald J. Duffy, 86, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, January 22, 2018 at RNC Greensburg.  He was born, April 16, 1931 in East Pittsburgh, a son of the late James and Marie (Lewis) Duffy.

Prior to his retirement, Donald was a tool designer for Westinghouse Electric and was a veteran of the US Army serving during the Korean War Era.  He was a member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers and Norwin VFW Post 781.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, D. Eileen Duffy; brother, James Duffy; and sister, Jean Moorhead.   He is survived by his two sons, Raymond Duffy and his wife, Marianne, Thomas Duffy; daughter, Lori Kaiser and her husband, Mark; six grandchildren, Kristin (Chris) Stanley, Christopher Duffy, Angela (Dan) Geary, Jacob Kaiser and his fiance, Erika, Michelle Duffy, Joseph (Dominee) Kaiser; and one great-grandchild, Telsa Grace.  Friends will be received on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  A funeral service will be held on Thursday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Entombment to follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Disabled American Veterans.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.


Nancy Moller

Nancy Moller, 69 of Port Vue passed away January 20,2018 in UPMC Presby. She was born in McKeesport Feburary 12,1948

Nancy Moller, 69 of Port Vue passed away suddenly saturday January 20,2018 in UPMC Presbyterian hospital. She was born Febuary 12,1948 in McKeesport the daughter of the late Frank and Viginna Rasch. She was a former marketing analyst for Blue Cross/Blue Sheild. Nancy is survived by her husband Harry Moller and a son Carl (Elmira) Moller and sisters Susan Anderson (late Robert,Jr.) Marlene (Ron) Dobransky. She is also survived by grandchildren Carl Lukens, Karlye and Logan Moller also Laura Sherlock, Kelly Bascovsky. She was pre deceased by a sister Juanita Gardner. Friends will be received Thursday January 25,2018 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00pm in the William H. Craig Funeral Home,Inc. 3000 Versailles Ave Mckeesport,Pa. 15132. William C. Craig owner. A Blessing service will be held Friday at 12:00 noon in the funeral home. Cremation will follow. In Lieu of flowers donations in Nancy's name maybe made to one's favorite charity.


Shirley Ann Orbin

Shirley Ann Orbin passed away suddenly in her West Newton, Pennsylvania, home on January, 20, 2018. She was 66. She is survived by her two daughters, Rhonda Anthony (Orville) and Lisa Carwithen; three grandchildren, Bekah, Joseph, and Reece Carwithen; and two great-grandchildren, Braxton and Bailee. She was predeceased by her husband, Dennis R. Orbin.

Known for her kindness to animals, Shirley loved her pets like children. Funeral services will be private. Arrangements are by the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township.  (412) 751-5000. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com


Daniel Shane Powell

Daniel Shane Powell, 38, of Pittsburgh, passed unexpectedly Friday January 12, 2018. He was born August 21, 1979 in Braddock, a son of the late Daniel H. Powell Sr. and Debbie Reynolds. Daniel had a great sense of humor, enjoyed making others laugh, spending time with friends, playing computer, and video games. He is survived by his siblings Daniel H. (Danielle) Powell Jr. of Jeannette, Joph Greyno of Uniontown, Crystal (Jeff) Bick of Jeannette, Amanda Reynolds of Blairsville, Jeff (Rebecca) Greyno of Monarch, Samantha Powell-Reedy of Pittsburgh, Katie Powell-Reedy of White Oak, Richard Powell-Schmidt of Jeannette, and Tabatha Powell-Reedy of Irwin; many nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the William Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., 521 Main Street, Irwin, 724-863-1200, where a funeral service will be held Wednesday. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the family. For online condolences please visit www.snyderfuneralservices.com


Marie Camille Pape (Sturchio) Del Grosso

Marie Camille Pape (Sturchio) Del Grosso, age 83, went home to be with the Lord peacefully surrounded by her family on Thursday, January 18, 2018. She was born August 10, 1934 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Louis and Anna Marie Sturchio. She retired after 20 years as a deli cook at the Foodland in Turtle Creek and enjoyed the time she spent at the Life Pittsburgh Senior Center in McKees Rocks. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her first husband John Del Grosso and second husband Jack Pape; son John Del Grosso; brother Ralph Sturchio; and sister Nancy Carnevale. She is survived by her children Lena (Doug) King, Frank (Karen) Del Grosso and Jack Pape; 10 grandchildren; 12 greatgrandchildren; brothers Louis (Myra) Sturchio and Larry (Marilyn) Sturchio; and sisters Betty (Henry) Bachorski and Dolly Pici; and special cousin Tony DelleFemine, loved by many nieces and nephews; close friend Betty Zielinski; and Marie’s poodle Bella.

Friends and Family will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Forgie-Snyder Funeral Home, 1032 Broadway, East McKeesport, 412-823-8083 where a prayer service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Everyone will gather at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home for a funeral service with Rev. Tim Patterson officating. Interment will follow at Good Shepherd Cemetery in Monroeville. For online condolences please visit www.snyderfuneralservices.com.


Doris K. Mundorf

Doris K. Mundorf, age 94, of White Oak, died January 17, 2018, at Atria Senior Living of the South Hills.

Doris K. Mundorf, age 94, of White Oak, died January 17, 2018, at Atria Senior Living of the South Hills. Born June 22, 1923, in Homestead, she was the daughter of the late Adolph Adam and Corrine Christine (Miller) Leppla and the wife of the late William A. Mundorf. Doris dedicated her life to caring for her family. She was a member of the Sampson's Mills Presbyterian Church. In her early years, she took part in various card clubs and bowling leagues. She enjoyed needle point creations throughout her life and working with ceramics, as of late she enjoyed working crossword puzzles. Her greatest joy was spending time with her friends and family. Doris is survived by her son, Bruce (Kathie) Mundorf of Arlington, TX; grandchildren, Chris (Karen) Mundorf, Allison (Scott) Neiberg, Kim (Rob) Derickson, , Jason Mundorf and Melissa (Tony) Barrett; 6 great grandchildren; brother, William (Delores) Leppla of Trinity, FL; nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Doris was preceded in death by her step-son, William R. Mundorf.
Arrangements are entrusted to Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Sampson's Mills Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 10 a.m., for a funeral service. Burial will follow in Jefferson Memorial Park. Memorial contributions are suggested to Sampson's Mills Presbyterian Church, 1665 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com


Margaret Dranko

Margaret Dranko, age 95, of Port Vue, died January 19, 2018, at John J. Kane Regional Medical Center.

Margaret Dranko, age 95, of Port Vue, died January 19, 2018, at John J. Kane Regional Medical Center. Born September 7, 1922, in Greensburg, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Anne Cholock and the wife of the late Andrew “Red” Dranko, for over 56 years. Margaret dedicated her life to caring for her family and her home. She was a member of St. Mark Parish. She had a passion for gardening and tending to her flowers. Margaret also enjoyed singing and she was a great cook and baker. She is survived by her children, Dennis (Jan) Dranko of Liberty Borough, David (Carol) Dranko of North Huntingdon and Dean (Renee) Dranko of North Hills; grandchildren, Brian (Hillary), Christopher (Shelley), Jennifer (Michael) Gibala, Erica (Shawn) Dorsey, Ryan and Rachel; great grandchildren, Zachary, Abigayle, Lily, Addison, Truman, Stella, Roman and Ruby; nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Margaret was preceded in death by siblings, Pete, Eddie, Paul, Reubin, Mickey, Jack and Annie. Family and friends will be received at Willig Funeral Home & Cremation Services on Monday, January 22, 2018, from 6 to 8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 10 a.m., St. Mark Parish, Port Vue worship site. Fr. Daniel Straughn will be the celebrant. Committal will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com


Marlene E. (Gionta) Ionadi passed away on January, 17, 2018

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Marlene Evelyn (Gionta)

On Wednesday, January 17, 2018, the Lord called her home. Age 80, beloved wife of 62 years to Anthony “Nino” Ionadi; loving mother of Phillip A. Ionadi (Patti); Renee Ionadi (Lawrence), Anthony Nino Ionadi (Jacqueline); grandmother of Dana Ionadi, Phillip A. Iona...


Violet R. "Scotty" Billy

Violet R. "Scotty" Billy, 93 yrs. young, of Liberty Borough, and most recently Senior Care Plaza, McKeesport, peacefully passed on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at Select Specialty Hospital, McKeesport. Born December 18, 1924 in Homestead, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Margaret “Meg” (Warrender) Rodger and wife of the late Rodney H. “Rod” Billy for 59 ½ years.

Scotty was an executive secretary for many decades at several of Pittsburgh’s top corporations- U.S. Steel, PPG, West Penn Power, University of Pittsburgh-both before and after raising their children. She volunteered for many years with the Girl Scouts, McKeesport hospital gift shop/ snack bar, and actively supported/ attended her son’s many sports pursuits. Scotty was an avid league bowler, enjoyed going on many family picnics and vacations and was a voracious reader- reading 3 newspapers daily at the age of 92. She also loved mystery novels and doing word search puzzles. She was a longtime member of the former St. John’s Lutheran Church in McKeesport, a turn sister at the Turner’s Club, McKeesport, a member of AARP, Life Span Senior Center at Olympia S.C., and an over 50 year member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Scotty attended her first pirate baseball game at PNC Park at the age of 90- and stayed the entire 12 inning night game! She was very much a people person gifted in making connections and having conversations with people from all walks of life. How she loved to talk! She also maintained many lifelong friendships which she cherished- including Marge Derry, Audrey Dougherty and Dolores Winter. Scotty was the first in her family from Scotland to be born in the United States- and received her “nickname” Scotty when she joined her Girl Scout troop at the age of 12- and it stuck for 81 years! She was a Scottish woman who mastered the art of ethnic cooking and baking- Italian, Slovak, Czech, Polish, Jewish, Chinese, Mexican- happily spending hours in the kitchen! And her homemade soups and pie crust- amazing! Could have opened a restaurant! Throughout all this, and much of her life, Scotty faced adversity, many health challenges and years of chronic pain- all of which she handled with incredible resilience and fortitude. Scotty was a very strong lady!

Scotty is survived by her children, Lynn Billy of Liberty Borough and Bart (Nancy) Billy of Bethel Park; grandson, Brandon Billy; nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Scotty was preceded in death by her siblings, David and William Rodger. Family and friends will be received at Willig Funeral Home & Crematory on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 1-4 and 6-8 p.m.. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, January, 25, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Pastor Rob Morrow and Pastor Jody Dausey will officiate. Burial will follow in Jefferson Memorial Park.

As a tribute in honor and memory of Scotty, please perform random acts of kindness throughout your lives, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be good and kind to one another- strive to say something nice.

Condolences and memories may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com


David Scott Hilpert

David Scott Hilpert, age 56, of McKeesport, died January 15, 2018, at home. Born November 21, 1961, he was the son of the late Edward F. Hilpert and Janet Marie (Callahan) (Bernard) Michaels.

David had many hobbies that he enjoyed.  His favorites were fishing and listening to all kinds of music. He loved AC/DC and The Beatles. David had a real knack for playing guitar and would enjoy jam sessions with family and friends.
David is survived by his daughter Jamie (Nelson) Overholt of Wellman, Iowa; grandson, Caleb Westen of Wellman, Iowa; Siblings, Vickie (Robert) Babyak of Dravosburg, Diane M. Hilpert of McKeesport, Barry J.  (Michelle) Michaels of McKeesport, Blaine Michaels of Somerset County; many nieces and nephews; and his fish named Oscar. David was preceded in death by his brother Brian Michaels.
Arrangements are entrusted to Willig Funeral Home & Crematory. Memorials and condolences may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com


Peter Skalski

Peter Skalski, 83 of Glassport, died Jan. 19, 2018.  He is the son of the late Peter and Priscilla (Kuzio) Skalski.  He is survived by his sons Peter (Cynthia) Skalski of Essex, MD and Paul (Linda) Skalski of West Mifflin; grandchildren Jeffrey, Michael, Taryn and Sean; great grandchildren Lara, Kaya and Kinsley; sister Patricia (the late David) Markovich of Port Vue; brother James (Brenda) Skalski of FL; also nieces and nephews.  Peter was retired from US Steel; was a member of the PNA in Glassport and Club 22.  Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport Mon. Jan. 22 from 2-6.  A funeral service will be held Tues., Jan. 23 at 10:00 am in the funeral home.  Interment following St. Mary's Polish Cemetery, White Oak.


Pamela L. Smith

Pamela L. Smith, age 57, of Wilkinsburg, died January 11, 2018 at home.  Born June 18, 1960 in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of David William and Nellie Renee (Mixon) Smith.

Pamela volunteered at the St. James Church Food Bank, enjoyed landscaping, caring for her home and spending time with her family.  She is survived by daughter, Danielle A. Smith of Wilkinsburg; grandchildren, Nyairah Jones and Darnell Green; brothers, James E., Michael E. and Matthew Smith of Pittsburgh; sisters, Cynthia and Josie Smith of Pittsburgh; and many nieces and nephews.

Pamela was also preceded in death by brothers, Keith, Kevin and David Smith.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Willig Funeral Home & Crematory.  Memorials and condolences can be made at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com.


Grace Burke

Grace (Drechsler) Burke, age 93, of Las Vegas, and formerly of Elrama, passed away on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at The Heights of Summerlin. She enjoyed golfing and traveling. Born November 21, 1924 in Elrama, she was a daughter of the late George and Agatha (Kampert) Drechsler and wife of the late William Burke. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by sisters, Theresa Westwood, Margaret Whitworth, Minnie Drum and Catherine Declusin, and brothers, John, William and George Drechsler. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 from 5-7:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 12 Noon in St. Isaac Jogues Roman Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.


Mercedes K. Cisco

Mercedes K. Cisco, age 79 of Clairton, passed away on Wednesday, January 17, 2018.  Born August 16, 1938 in Mt. Pleasant, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Eleanor (Crilley) Smith.

A devoted mother and grandmother, Mercedes was preceded in death by her husband Ramon Cisco, who passed away on November 16, 2014, and her brothers Edward and Jerry Smith.  She is survived by her children Mary Cisco Payo and Nick (Barb) Cisco, both of Clairton, her grandsons Thomas and Daniel Payo, her brother Charles Smith of Glassport, and also nieces and nephews.  A private visitation and funeral service was held for Mercedes on Friday, January 19, 2018.  Arrangements by the A.J. Bekavac Funeral Home, 555 5th. St., Clairton, PA 15025 (412-233-5700).  Memorial contributions in her name should be made to AHN Hospice, 4818 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15224 or Asbury Heights, 700 Bower Hill Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15243.  www.bekavacfuneralhome.com  


Henry "Hank" Merle Knox

Henry “Hank” Merle Knox, 69, of Clairton, formerly of Elliottsville,  PA, passed away at AHN Jefferson Hospital on Thursday, January 18, 2018.  He was born October 5, 1948 in Fayette County to the late George and Rosetta Knox.  Henry was a loving husband for 33 years to the late Yvonne Riggen Knox.  He is survived by daughters; Virginia (Brian) Hilty of Greensburg, Candace Knox of Clairton, Tammy (John) Hayden of McKeesport; brothers; Roger Knox of Uniontown, George “Rusty” (Dee) Knox of Connellsville, Richard Knox of Clairton; sisters Carolyn Pici of McKeesport, Vanessa (Bill) Frost of Uniontown, Lori (Dolly) Knox; 10 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.  Along with his parents and wife, Henry was preceded in death by son, Henry Merle Knox; daughter, Nora Knox; brothers, Vernon Knox and Mark Knox.  Henry served in the US Marine Corp during the Vietnam War, enjoyed car shows, camping, hunting, and socializing with others.  He was a member of the AmVets in Uniontown and the VFW in Hopwood. Family and friends will be received Sunday, January 21, 2018 from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 pm at S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th Street Clairton,  PA   15025.  A service will take place at the funeral home on Monday, January 22, 2018 at 11:00 am followed by interment at Round Hill Cemetery with full military honors.


Audrey Fulton

Audrey J. Fulton, age 83, of White Oak, died January 17, 2018, at Independence Court of Monroeville. Born May 13, 1934, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late William D. and Jane B. (Fulton) Fulton. Audrey was a retired from Mellon Bank, where she was the Vice-President of the Oakland branch. Audrey was a former member of the Eastminster Presbyterian Church in East Liberty. She was currently a member of the Sampson's Mills Presbyterian Church in White Oak. She was an avid Pittsburgh sports fan, especially Pirates baseball.
Audrey is survived by her nephews, Bruce (Marcia) Nelson of White Oak, Keith (Patty) Nelson of McKeesport and Mark (Dottie) Nelson of Lecanto, FL; great nephews, Matt Nelson and his loyal dog Denver, Adam (Jessica) Nelson, Steve Nelson and William (Frances) Nelson; great nieces, Kelly (Josh) Perrin, Erin Nelson, Nicki (Skyler) Bryant and Breanna (Matt) Pierce; many grand nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Audrey was preceded in death by her sister, Dolores J. Nelson; nephew, Russell L. Nelson; cousin, Georgean Dankmyer.
Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Sunday, January 21, 2018, from 12 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. A funeral service will be on Monday, January 22, 2018, 10 a.m., at the Sampson's Mills Presbyterian Church. Rev. Jessica McClure Archer will officiate. Burial will follow in Allegheny Cemetery, Lawrenceville, PA.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Sampson Mills Presbyterian Church, 1665 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA  15131

Condolences and memories may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com


Maryann Dandrea

Maryann Dandrea, age 81 of McKeesport, passed away on Thursday, January 18, 2018 in John J. Kane Regional Center - McKeesport.  Born November 16, 1936 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Frank J. and Veronica (Zalac) Kolic.

A member of St. Patrick's Parish in Christy Park and the CFU Lodge #3 of McKeesport, Maryann is survived by her husband Lavino "Beans" Dandrea; her sons Vincent (Denise) Dandrea of Irwin and Mark (Jane) Dandrea of Monroeville; her grandchildren Ryan, Victoria, Michael, Mark James, Vincent, Jr., and Dakota; her sister Frances Kolic of McKeesport; and also nieces and nephews.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her son William Dandrea, who passed away January 16, 2013, her brother Frank J. "Butto" Kolic, and her sister Wilma Jean Rendulic.  Friends will be received in the Daniel F. Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory, 4504 Walnut St., Versailles Borough, McKeesport, PA 15132 (412-678-3454) on Friday, January 19, 2018 from 2 to 4 PM and 6 to 8 PM.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 12 Noon in St. Patrick's Church with Fr. Thomas Galvin officiating.  Procession and burial will follow to Sacred Heart Cemetery, Port Vue.  www.bekavacfuneralhome.com


Dale A. McCarthy

Dale A. McCarthy, age 59, of Irwin, PA, passed away Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at his home.

He was born August 19, 1958, in McKeesport, Pa., a son of Shirley Dannenhauer McCarthy and the late Harry G. McCarthy.  Dale was a graduate of Norwin Senior High School Class of 1976 and the Pittsburgh Culinary School.  He worked as an automotive mechanic for several garages in the area, enjoyed woodworking and cooking.  He is survived by his daughter, Cassandra Reese and her husband, Aubrey; two brothers, Kim McCarthy, Warren McCarthy and his wife, Norma; and numerous nieces and nephews.  There will be no visitations.  Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to his daughter, Cassandra Reese.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.


Patricia Jane (Long) Bornyas

Patricia J. Bornyas, 89, of Elizabeth Twp. and formerly of Liberty Borough and Duquesne, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, January 16, 2018.

 Born October 7, 1928 in Duquesne, she was the third daughter and eighth out of twelve children of the late Francis P. Long and Henrietta V. (Weir) Long.  Patricia was a former employee of J.C. Murphy Company Home Offices and an office clerk/manager for Long’s Hauling Company, Inc. for over fifty years.  Following the canon code of the Catholic Church, Patricia was baptized a Roman Catholic but became a Byzantine Catholic upon marriage.  She was a member of the former Transfiguration of Our Lord Byzantine Catholic Church where she served as a trustee, a member and officer of the Ladies Guide and a member of the Activities Club.  In 1985, Patricia was a recipient of a Protopresbytery (Deanery) Award from the Byzantine Catholic Archeparchy (Archdiocese) of Pittsburgh for her years of dedicated service to the church.  She currently is a member of St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church.  Patricia was active in the St. Nicholas School and Mon Yough Catholic (St. Peter’s) High School parent organizations.  She also was a former member of the St. Perpetual Bowling League and a member of the Postal Employees Wife Guide.  Patricia was the wife of the late Stephen Bornyas, mother to the late Stephen “Butch” Bornyas, Jr., Virginia B. Junewics (James) of Kennilworth, IL, and Dr. John M. Bornyas of Pittsburgh, grandmother of Megan Morgan (Michael), Fai Murphy (Dennis), Laura (Josh Fandry), Pamela (John Joshson), Stephen John (Maggie Gilbert) Bornyas, Dr. Alexandra, Nicola, and Amanda Junewics, Great Grandmother to Danielle, Steven and Beau Morgan, Grace and Nicholas Murphy and Jace Bornyas, sister to Louise M. (Kenneth) Peairs, Fredrick J. Long (Jane) of Duquesne, Robert T. Long of Elizabeth and the late Maj. John A., Timothy R. , Dr. Francis P. Long, Mary Margret Stewart, Hannah N. Thomas, Eugene P. , William J. and Richard M. “Mickey” Long, mother-in-law to Merilee Nuss Bornyas of Elizabeth Township, sister-in-law to Hilda H. Long of Colorado Springs and Marjorie L. Long of Cranberry Township, aunt to nieces and nephews and great aunt to great nieces and nephews.  Patricia was dedicated to the many familial roles she had throughout her lifetime and family was very important to her.  Many thanks to the wonderful caregivers over the years:  Sarah, Christine, Helen, Allegra and Bridge’s Hospice Services for their loving support and assistance.  Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday January 23 at the Daniel F. Bekavac Funeral Home, 4504 Walnut Street, McKeesport (Versailles) with a Parastas Service at 4:00 PM.  Wednesday, January 24th at 10:00 am a small Panachida service at the funeral home followed with the Divine Liturgy of Christian Burial at 11:00 am at St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church Shaw Avenue McKeesport with the Rev. Donald Voss officiating.  Graveside Interment will be at the McKeesport-Versailles Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, American Parkinson Association or a charity of choice. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.


William J. Morgan

William J. "Bill" Morgan, age 49, of Saltsburg, PA, died January 13, 2018, in Latrobe, PA. Born June 5, 1968, in Cleveland, OH, he was the son of the late Dennis and June (Lear) Morgan and the husband of Sheryl (Weiss) Morgan. Bill worked as an auto mechanic. He had a passion for working on cars, building go-carts and working out at the gym. He was very proud of his children and cherished the time spent with his family. In addition to his wife, Bill is survived by his children, Shannon (Raymond) Giles of Conneautville, PA, Jennifer Morgan, Elizabethtown, KY, Dennis Morgan II, of Saltsburg, PA. Christina (Seth) Bailey of Alliance, OH, Stephanie (Jeremy) Litton of Campelsville, KY, William J. (Morgan) Homrighausen Jr. of Polland, OH, Jessica and Angelica Morgan both of Saltsburg, PA; grandson, Bryson Giles. Arrangements were entrusted to Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com


Raymond Francis Urbanek

Raymond Francis Urbanek, age 86 of Clairton, passed away on Friday, January 12, 2018 at Jefferson Hospital.  Born May 8, 1931 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Joseph F. and Sophia E. (McKloskey) Urbanek. 

A retired autoworker at GM's Fisher Body Plant in West Mifflin, Raymond was a US Army Veteran of the Korean War, a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish, and a member of the American Legion Post #75 in Clairton.  He is survived by his sister Jane (Robert) Baird of Moundsville, WV, a nephew, two grand-nieces, and cousins.  Friends will be received for a Blessing on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 10 AM in the A.J. Bekavac Funeral Home, 555 5th. St., Clairton, PA 15025 (412-233-5700).  Interment will be private.  www.bekavacfuneralhome.com  


Alexa Meadows

Alexa Meadows, age 26, of Munhall died January 12, 2018, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital.  Born October 24, 1991 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of Alexander Meadows and Camille Brown.

Alexa earned Associate Degrees from Pitt Greensburg and the Art Institute of Pittsburgh.  She liked fashion drawing and architecture, baking cookies, arranging flowers and traveling.

In addition to her parents, Alexa is survived by brothers, Derrick Brooks of McKeesport and Weslee Meadows of Munhall; sisters, Camille Meadows of Munhall and Lilandra Redman of Munhall; niece, Emoni Brooks of Pittsburgh; many aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Herbert Brown, Sr.; grandmother, Barbara (Montgomery)Brown; and aunt, Stacey Brown.

Arrangements are entrusted to Willig Funeral Home & Crematory.  Memorials and condolences may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com


Virginia M. Oblack

Virginia M.  Oblack, age 88, of McKeesport, died January 14, 2018, at Jefferson Regional Hospital. Born June 2, 1929, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Nellie Praysner and the wife of the late Ernest A. Oblack.

Virginia dedicated her life to caring for her family. She was a member of Corpus Christi Church. She enjoyed going dancing with her husband, and most of all she loved spending time with her grandchildren.
She is survived by her daughters, Maryann Kabana of Elizabeth and Cindy (Richard) Ragan of North Huntingdon; grandchildren, Jonathan Kabana, Christopher and Alina Ragan; also many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Virginia was preceded in death by 5 siblings. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at 9:30 a.m. A blessing service will be celebrated at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel, with Fr. Thomas Wagner officiating. Committal will follow in West Newton Cemetery.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com


Cloabell M. Jessop

Cloabell M. Jessop, age 92, of Irwin, passed away Monday, January 15, 2018 at Redstone Highlands, North Huntingdon.

 She was born June 8, 1925 in Oakmont, Pa., a daughter of the late Clyde and Susan (Wright) Davis.  Cloabell was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Orvis Jessop; son, Robert Jessop; son-in-law, George Krick.  She is survived by her daughter, Suzanne Krick; sister, Ruth Romano; two grandchildren, Darren Krick and his wife, Gretchen, Jennifer Shawley and her husband, Tony; great-grandchild, Griffin Krick; and Robert's life partner, Diana Nirchel.  According to her wishes, private arrangements will be handled by James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.


William H. Beardsley Jr.

William H. Beardsley Jr., age 88, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, January 15, 2018 at Walden's View, North Huntingdon.  He was born November 21, 1929 in McKeesport, Pa., a son of the late William H. and Hilda A. (Gondean) Beardsley.

Prior to his retirement, William was a Bander for Westinghouse, East Pittsburgh and a veteran of the US Army having served during the Korean War Era.  He enjoyed woodworking, model trains and was a huge Pittsburgh Sports Team Fan.  In addition to his parents, William was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Piovesan Beardsley.  He is survived by his son, Kerry Beardsley and his wife, Maryann; daughters, Kathy Valdez and her husband, Eddie, Karen Caputo, Kim Yingling and her husband, Dean; brother, Gary Beardsley; grandchildren, Erin (Matt) Perozich, Kristin (Bobby) McClure, Kevin Beardsley, Brandon (Amanda) Bajamundi, Keith (Krystle) Bajamundi, Megan (Jon) Caputo, Ashley Caputo, Nicole Caputo, Morgan Yingling; great-grandchildren, Camdyn, Jordan, Leighton, Briana and Kayleigh.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.  A funeral service will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment to follow in Westmoreland Memorial Park, Greensburg, PA.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Rillton VFW.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.


FRANCIS R. "FRAN" DALEY

FRANCIS R. "FRAN" DALEY age 87, of Duquesne, on January 14, 2018. He was a son of the late Daniel and Mary (McElhinney) Daley. Fran was retired from the County Board of Assessment Appeals. He was a member of Christ the Light of the World Parish where he was a former usher and a member of their pastoral council and a former member of the finance committee. He was a former mayor of Duquesne, past president of the Duquesne Redevelopment Authority, past chairman of the Duquesne Planning Commission, former Governor of the Duquesne Moose, former vice president of the D.B.A.C., former City Controller and School Board member. He was a board member of the Duquesne-West Mifflin Boys and Girls Club, was past president of the Allegheny County League of Municipalities, chairman of Duquesne Democratic Party and Allegheny County Democratic Committee. He was honored as the Duquesne Man of the Year in the early 90's. He organized several charity golf tournaments, was an avid golfer, worked into his early 80's helping people with property assessments. He enjoyed traveling and watching his grandsons play baseball and basketball and was also a member of the Teutonia Mannerchor Club and the Croatian Club, both in Duquesne. He was a champion of people who were underprivileged and underserved. Beloved husband for 52 years to the late Nancy R. (Swanson) Daley who died May 18, 2017; father of Attorney Robert (Danielle) Daley of Munhall, Kristen (Dr. Jay Goldberg) Daley of Petaluma, CA; grandfather of Max Daley and twins, Jack and Michael Daley and Sadie Goldberg and Scarlett Goldberg; brother of the late Jean Martin, Mary Minnick, Rose Mooney, Daniel Daley, William Daley and James Daley; brother-in-law of Claire (Roger) Holcombe of Red Hill, PA; also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation on Thursday, January 18, 2018, from 4-8 p.m. at the MALOY - SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300 where a Blessing Service will be held on Friday at 9:30 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Name Church of Christ the Light of the World Parish at 10 a.m. Rev. Thomas Lewandowski celebrant. Burial will be in Holy Name Cemetery, West Mifflin. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Duquesne-West Mifflin Boys and Girls Club, 29 N. Third St., Duquesne, PA 15110.


BERNARD G. "WHITEY" ANDERSON

BERNARD G. "WHITEY" ANDERSON age 83, of Espyville, PA, formerly of McKeesport, on January 12, 2018, at home. He was a son of the late Oscar P. and Margaret (Roberts) Anderson. Whitey was retired from US Steel, National Tube Works in McKeesport. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and proudly served his country in the Army during the Korean War. Father of Pamela (Jake) Watkins of Munhall, Thomas (Dawn) Anderson of White Oak, and the late Cheryl Anderson; grandfather of Jason (Jamie) Watkins, Shawn Watkins, and Tracy Watkins; great-grandfather of Callan Watkins and Rylan Watkins; also survived by his best feline friend, "Ralph." Visitation on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the MALOY - SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 42-466-3300 where a Blessing Service will be held on Wednesday at 10 a.m. Reverend Thomas Lewandowski officiating. Burial will be in Greensburg Catholic Cemetery with military honors.


Lois Jean Dewey

Lois Jean Dewey, 60, of White Oak, formerly of Clairton, died Sunday, January 14, 2018 at home. She was born July 29, 1957 in McKeesport and was the daughter of James L. Felicetty of Jefferson Hills and the late Carolyn Forrester Felicetty. In addition to her father, she is survived by her daughter, Heather (Dominic)Dewey and son, Aaron (Jennifer) Dewey of Seaford, Delaware, grandchildren, Olivia Batchelder, Brielle Dewey and Bryant Faulk, sisters, Bella (Dave) Hinerman of White Oak and Jayne Felicetty of Jefferson Hills, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by brothers, Merle, James, Edward and John Felicetty.

There is no visitation. Private burial will be in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Elizabeth Township. Arrangements are by the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 1638 Lincoln Way, White Oak. (412) 672-6322 Troy J. Gilbert, director. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com


Ramona L. (Nelson) Lucas

Ramona L. (Nelson) Lucas, 88, of North Huntingdon, died Friday January 12, 2018. She was born January 26, 1929 in Greensburg, a daughter of the late John P. and Muriel (McMichael) Nelson and was also preceded in death by her husband Roscoe Lucas, her daughter Jennifer, a step son Ross Lucas, and a great grandson Zachary Hall. She was a social member of VFW Post 781, Irwin. Surviving are her children Diana Jones of Jeannette, Parago (Zia) Jones of CO, Dave (Lisa) Jones of North Huntingdon, Jan (Pam) Jones of Wall, and Dayna (Tony) Shusteric and Tom (Mary) Keaton both of North Huntingdon; fifteen grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; seven great great grandchildren; a sister Greta (Jim) Shumate of OH; also many nieces and nephews.

At Ramona’s request there will be no public viewing. Private services will be held at the William Snyder Funeral Home Inc., 521 Main Street, Irwin, with entombment following in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park. For online condolences please visit www.snyderfuneralservices.com.


Ruth Owens Cox

Ruth Owens Cox, 100, of North Huntingdon, died Sunday January 14, 2018, at home. She was born November 10, 1917 in Penn Shaft, North Huntingdon, a daughter of the late James Garfield and Elizabeth (McCann) Owens and was also preceded in death by her husband Donald C. Cox, her daughter in law Judith Cox, and siblings Richard, Charles, James, and Mary Owens. She is survived by her children Franklin D. Cox of Venice, FL, James C. (Barbara) Cox of Sarasota, FL, and Donna Cox of North Huntingdon; her grandchildren Leslie (Dennis) Kennemur, Franklin D. (Linda) Cox Jr., James C. (Michele) Cox II, Michael J. Cox (Justine LaMastra), and Kathleen (Kyle) Cancellieri; and her great grandchildren Sarah Elizabeth Cox, Jesse Elizabeth Cox, Dylan Cancellieri, and Camden Cancellieri.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the William Snyder Funeral Home Inc., 521 Main Street, Irwin, 724-863-1200, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday. Interment will follow in Union Cemetery, North Huntingdon. In lieu of flowers a contribution can be made to White Oak Animal Safe Haven, 2295 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131. For online condolences please visit www.snyderfuneralservices.com.


James A. Howell

James A. Howell, age 82, of McKeesport, died January 14, 2018, at Family Hospice and Palliative Care.

James A. Howell, age 82, of McKeesport, died January 14, 2018, at Family Hospice and Palliative Care. Born August 12, 1935, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Clarence and Mae (Scally) Howell and the husband of Candace (Gibbons) Howell. James was retired from McKeesport Hospital, where he was a security guard. Prior to that he worked for the former Thorofare Markets, where he was a produce manager, with over 31 years of service. He also worked as a automobile delivery driver at Bob Massie Toyota for many years. He was a former member of the St. John's Lutheran Church in North Versailles. He was also a member of the Duqusene McKeesport Lodge # 731 F&AM.
 James was an avid hunter, fisherman, bowler and Pittsburgh Sports fan. In addition to his wife, James is survived by his son, James E. (Frankie) Howell of Severn, MD; sister, Shirley Hanna of McKeesport; brother, Emanuel "Bud" (Patricia) Howell of Marienville, PA.  grandchildren, Jennifer Paez of Pasadena, MD, Jessica (Steven) Crawford of Gambrills, MD, Jaclyn (James "Bud") Gass of Annapolis, MD, Dominic (Lindsay) Perri of North Versailles, Taylor Perri of East McKeesport and Jordan Perri of Pasadena, MD; great grandchildren, Haley, Kayla, Dominic, Jr., Isabella, Vivian, Isla, Adalyn and Everly. In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by a daughter, Tammi Perri; brothers, Robert and Thomas Howell; brother-in-law, Thomas Hanna. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, from 1 to 4 p.m. and 7 - 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, January 18, 2018, 11 a.m., in the funeral home chapel. Rev. Richard W. Krug will officiate. Burial will follow in Mt. Vernon Cemetery.
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John Brletic

John Brletic, age 89 , of McKeesport, died January 15, 2018, at home surrounded by his loving family.

John Brletic, age 89 , of McKeesport, died January 15, 2018, at home surrounded by his loving family. Born September 19, 1928, in North Versailles, he was the son of the late Michael and Mary (Chepuran) Brletic and the husband of the late Carol J. (Barnes) Brletic for over 65 years. John was retired from the McKeesport Fire Department, where he was a fireman protecting and serving the community for over 30 years. He also retired from the McKeesport Area School District, as a bus driver. He was a US Navy veteran, serving during WWII. He was a lifelong member of the Park Baptist Church. John was an avid hunter, fisherman and enjoyed camping. John is survived by his children, David (the late Laurel) of Clairton, Thomas (Nadine) of White Oak, Richard (Carole) of Pleasant Hills, Gary (Becki) of White Oak, Joanne Delo of McKeesport, Robert of McKeesport and Susie (Rick) Russo of White Oak; 15 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 4 great great-grandchildren; sister Louise Weimer of Cincinnati, OH; sister-in-law, Doris Morris of McKeesport; also survived by many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, John was preceded in death by his siblings, Steve, Joseph, Mary Salopek and Anna DiLullo; grandson, John Coup. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Wednesday, January 17, from 2 to 8 p.m. A funeral service will be held Thursday, January 18, 2018, 10:00 a.m., at Park Baptist Church. Pastor Rudy Mayak will officiate. Burial will follow at Penn Lincoln Memorial Park. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Park Baptist Church Memorial Fund, 749 Center St., McKeesport, PA 15132.
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Warren F. Albeck

Warren F. Albeck, age 71, of Lincoln Borough, died January 13, 2018, unexpectedly at UPMC McKeesport. Born August 13, 1946, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Warren H. and Grace (Eicker) Albeck and the husband of Henrietta (Pasternak) Albeck, they shared over 51 years of love and laughs together.

Warren was retired from Elizabeth HATA International, where he was an operations manager with 39 years of service. He then worked at PA Coach Lines, as a bus driver, with 3 years of service. He was a member of the Holy Family Polish National Catholic Church, where he also enjoyed volunteering for the Pierogi Program. He was a member of the Harry S. Truman Lodge # 765 F&AM. Warren had a great sense of humor, a big heart and was always there when you needed him. He was an avid golfer and bowler, but most of all he cherished the time spent with his grandchildren. In addition to his wife, Warren is survived by his daughters, Valerie (Shawn) Davis of Jefferson Hills, Cynthia (David) Armstrong of Bethel Park and Christine (Tarun) Nakra of Austin, TX; grandchildren, Erin and Jack Lazar, Kayla, Leah and Ava Armstrong, Kiran and Milan Nakra; brothers, Terry Albeck of Clarks Mills, PA and Brian (Pamela) Albeck of Acme, PA; step-mother, Emily Albeck of Sewickley, PA; step-siblings, Bernice (James) Hibbard of Elizabeth Twp. and Alan Rothey of Riverside, CA. In addition to his parents, Warren was also preceded in death by his brother, Ronald Albeck. Warren will be greatly missed by all who loved him. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Thursday, January 18, 2018, from 7 - 9 p.m. and Friday, January 19, 2018, from 2 - 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., with a Masonic service at 7 p.m. A blessing service will be held at 9:30 a.m., on Saturday, January 20, 2018, in the funeral home chapel. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at Holy Family Polish National Catholic Church, 10 a.m., with Rev. Bruce Sleczkowski as the celebrant. Burial will follow in the Holy Family Polish National Catholic Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Warren’s memory to Holy Family Polish National Catholic Church, 1921 Eden Park Blvd., McKeesport, PA 15132 or the National CPR Foundation, www.nationalcprfoundation.com. Warren's family would like to extend a special thank you to the Lincoln Boro Police Department, Elizabeth Township EMS and the Good Samaritans that offered assistance.
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James C. Mastro passed away on January, 10, 2018

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James Charles “Geebo”,

Age 80, of Naples, FL, formerly of Morningside, died on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. Jim was the husband of the late Elizabeth “Betty” (Ursprung) Mastro and father of Lisa F. (Michael) Hower, of Bonita Springs, FL. Lisa served as her father’s primary care giv...


Helen A. Mascilak

Helen A. Mascilak, 82, of North Huntingdon, passed away Sunday, January 14, 2018 at Forbes Regional Hospital.

 She was born March 1, 1935 in Derry, Pa., a daughter of the late Lemon Orange and Sarah (Wedge) Ankney.  Prior to her retirement, Helen was a sales clerk for K-mart and a member of St. Michael's Greek Orthodox Church, Rankin, PA.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Mascilak.  She is survived by her son, John; daughter, Patricia Montomery and her husband, Richard; brothers, Dwayne and Ronald; sisters, Hazel and Grace; brother-in-law, Joseph (Sharon); sister-in-law, Dolores; grandchildren, Richard (Lisa) Montomery, Shelia (Matt) Moyer; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Friends will be received on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  A funeral service will take place on Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.


Oliva Merletto

Oliva "Ollie" (Dinello) Merletto, age 84, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at home. She retired after 42 years as a waitress at Metz Restaurant in Elizabeth Twp. She was a member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth Twp. where she was a Eucharistic minister. She was a former avid bowler at Colonial Lanes.

Born February 10, 1933, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Antonette (Sinesio) Dinello, and wife of the late Joseph M. Merletto. She is survived by sister, Mary Ann Yurkovich of Elizabeth Twp.; brother, Jino Dinello of Michigan; niece, Carol Mitchell of Monessen; also, nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by daughters, Michelle Jo "Shelley" and Donna M. Merletto. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Thursday, January 18, 2018 from 2-8 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday, January 19, 2018 at 10 AM in St. Michael Parish with the Rev. Thomas A. Wagner officiating. Burial will follow in West Newton Cemetery, West Newton. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.


Patricia A. Crawley

Patricia A. (Kendi) Crawley, 66, of Glassport, formerly of Youngstown, PA, died Jan. 13, 2018. She was the daughter of the late George and Helen (Hovenec) Kendi. She is survived by her loving husband of 44 years, Richard Crawley; was the beloved mother to sons Nathan (Trish) Crawley, Tyler Crawley, and Richard Crawley, all from Glassport; beloved Bubba to twin granddaughters Hailey and Madison; and sister-in-law Rita Jones, St. Cloud FL.  Patricia was a longtime member of the First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association and the Polish National Alliance. She graduated from Latrobe High School. She was the sweetest and most caring person and will be missed by many.  Friends will be received at Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport, Wed. 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.  A funeral mass will be held Thurs. 10:00 a.m. at Queen of the Rosary Parish with Rev. Miroslaus Wojcicki.  Interment following at New St. Joseph Cemetery.


Debra Ann "Bee Bee" Pomposelli

Debra Ann "Bee Bee" Pomposelli, 62, of Christy Park, was called home to heaven on Friday, January 12, 2018. She was born January 13, 1955 in Pittsburgh and was the daughter of the late Joseph and Gayle Kelly Pomposelli. She was a member of St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church, East McKeesport  and worked at the Penn State Greater Allegheny McKeesport Campus for over 30 years. She was a graduate of Penn State University. She will be missed by her only sister, Linda (Dan) Bazylak of Destin, FL, and nieces, Danielle (Chris) Bazylak Fettig and their children, Christian and Weston of Meadville, and Sarah (Justin) Bazylak Dickey and their children, Charlie and Jenna of Atlantic. Bee Bee adored her great-nieces and nephews, as if they were her own children.

She is also survived by her companion, Bob Provance and his children, Shawn and Dana Provance. Friends are welcome Sunday, January 14 from 2-4 and 6-8:00 pm at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 1638 Lincoln Way, White Oak. (412) 672-6322 Troy J. Gilbert, director. Mass of Christian Burial be held at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church on Monday, January 15 at 10:00 am. Private burial will be in the Grandview Cemetery, North Versailles. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 
SERVICES
Visitation

Sunday, January 14, 2018
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc.
1638 Lincoln Way
White Oak, Pennsylvania 15131

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Sunday, January 14, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc.
1638 Lincoln Way
White Oak, Pennsylvania 15131

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Mass

Monday, January 15, 2018
10:00 AM

St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church

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Michael Joseph Davis

Michael Joseph Davis, 80, of Buena Vista, died Thursday, January 11, 2018. He was born November 23, 1937 in Elwood, IN, and was the son of the late Margaret Dyer (Walter) Wallace and Ralph L. Davis. He was the husband of the late Maryann Betz Davis who died November 13, 2017. They were married for 53 years. Michael was a 1955 graduate of the former St. Peter High School in McKeesport and was a US Army Veteran. He was a Group Leader at US Steel Irwin Works and retired after 40 years of service. He was a member of the First Evangelical Free Church of McKeesport and Calvary Chapel of South Pittsburgh. He was also a member of the Port Vue and White Oak American Legions and the Elizabeth Township Senior Citizens. He is survived by his sons, Paul M. (Debbie) Davis of Pennsville, NJ, and Christopher A. (Alycia Albis) Davis of Charlotte, NC, daughter, Susan A. (Ron Hunt) Davis of Port Vue, grandsons, Christopher A. Davis, II, and Jason B. Davis of Charlotte, NC, brother-in-law, Frank G. (Diane) Betz of North Huntingdon, sisters-in-law, Eileen R. Morgan of Liberty Borough and Karen E. Cloonan of Lancaster, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Ralph L. "Sonny" Davis, Jr. Friends are welcome Monday, January 15 from 1-3 and 5-7:00 pm at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, director. Service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Monday at 7:00 pm. Inurnment with Military Honors will be in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville along with his wife, Maryann. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to your favorite charity. Condolences may be made at gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 
SERVICES
Visitation

Monday, January 15, 2018
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory
6028 Smithfield Street
Boston, Pennsylvania 15135

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Monday, January 15, 2018
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory
6028 Smithfield Street
Boston, Pennsylvania 15135

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Monday, January 15, 2018
7:00 PM

Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory
6028 Smithfield Street
Boston, Pennsylvania 15135

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Zeleznik Obituary

Eva J. Zeleznik, 101 of Duquesne, wife of the late John Zeleznik, died Jan. 8, 2018.  She is the daughter of the late Maximillion and Anna (Purgaric) Wandrey.  She is survived by her daughters Roberta (Michael) Robbe of Export and Patricia (John) Hornyak of Wallingford, CT; grandchildren George (Kathy) and Mark (Nancy) Hornyak; great grandchildren Jack, Julia, Nathan, Bailey and Cole; brother-in-law G. Richard Misenhelter; also many nieces and nephews.  Eva was preceded in death by her brother Robert (Mary) Wandrey; brother-in-laws Michael (Irene) Zeleznik, Myles (Elsie) Zeleznik and Albert "Timmy" Zeleznik; sister-in-laws Marie Janesko and Lydia Misenhelter.  Eva was a very active member of St. John Mark Lutheran Church in Homestead; was a Girl Scout leader for over 20 years; was a member of both the Duquense and Allegheny County Women's Club, where she was an active volunteer for Operation Smile. In her youth, Eva was an avid tennis player, belonging to a church league, consisting of 5 teams, of which she was the only female.  She had many hobbies, including hat making, sewing, knitting, crocheting and golf, but her passion was cards.  She belonged to several card clubs and played every chance she got.  A memorial service will be held Feb. 3, 2018 at St. John Mark Lutheran Church at 2:00 pm.  Funeral arrangements by Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the church in Eva's memory.


Dorothy J. “Dee Jay” (Wright) Becker

Dorothy J. “Dee Jay” (Wright) Becker, of Westmoreland City, went to be with her Lord, Wednesday, January 10, 2018. She was born September 9, 1934 in Westmoreland City, a daughter of the late William Henry and Eleanor (Wolf) Wright. She was a great wife, wonderful mother, and loving grandma to 4 grandsons, 2 granddaughters, and 3 great grandchildren. Dee Jay graduated from North Huntingdon High School, Class of 1953. While at North Huntingdon High she was a member of the marching band, never having missed a parade or half time show performing on her clarinet. She could be heard rooting for the “Bulldogs”. During her junior and senior years she was selected for the Westmoreland County Orchestra. She marched for the Manor Fireman’s Band until it disbanded in the 1950’s. The day before high school graduation she was hired as a clerk typist for Westinghouse Airbrake Company and worked there until 1959. She took ten years off to raise her two children.

When they started school she was hired by Norwin School District first as a substitute cafeteria worker working her way up to cook/manager at Hillcrest Elementary School where she retired following the 1996-1997 school year after 28 years’ service. Following retirement Dee Jay became a very active member of Manor Presbyterian Church and was president of the Women’s Association for many many years. Dee Jay was a member of the church choir and enjoyed the fun. She liked to say she was a fill in voice not a soloist but she could keep time really well. The last months of her life were rough. The loss of her wonderful husband Carl “Lefty” Becker after only 59 years of marriage followed a few months later by the death of her canine Lady B. were tough. With her children living so far away Dee Jay said if it had not been for her faith, friends at church, along with her sister in law she would not have been able to go on. In addition to her parents and her husband she was preceded in death by a brother Jack William Wright in 1992. Surviving are her children Timothy A. Becker and his wife Cindy of VA, and Kim Ann Brown and her husband Floyd of Dover; her grandchildren Alyssa (Dustin) Becker, Joel Daugherty (Jenna Patison), Timothy M. (Samantha) Becker, Adam K. (Savanna) Becker, Morgan and Quinn Hicks; her great grandchildren K. J. Haga, and Andi and Jackson Brown; sister in law Patty Lou Wright; a niece and two nephews; and extended family Jason and Katie Brown. At Dee Jay’s request there will be no viewing or services. A memorial contribution can be made to Manor Presbyterian Church P.O. Box 545, Manor, PA 15665. The William Snyder Funeral Home Inc., Irwin, is in charge of arrangements. For online condolences please visit www.snyderfuneralservices.com.


Ethel G. (Frye) Lewis

Ethel G. (Frye) Lewis, 100, of Irwin, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at Golden Heights Personal Care Center, Irwin. She was born February 4, 1917 in Irwin a daughter of the late Adam H. and Anna M. Kontur Frye and was also preceded in death by her husband Arthur W. Lewis, a son John “Jack” Lewis, and siblings Kenneth E. Frye and Hazel Breyer. Her Lord and Savior were first in her life as she was a longtime active member of First Assembly of God Church, Irwin. She would spread God’s Word everywhere she went not only with her own words but by giving anyone who would receive it a religious “tract” containing the good word. She loved her family very much and enjoyed spending time with them. Along with her late husband Art she owned and operated the Isaly’s Stores in Irwin and Norwin Towne Square from 1945 to 1988. She was a former member of the Norwin Art League. Surviving are her children Judith A. Schade and Patricia L Suley and her husband Emil all of North Huntingdon; her grandchildren Judith Stefl, Michelle Lewis, Melissa Rudinsky, Patricia Schade, Laddie (Amy) Schade, David (Jodie) Schade, Jonathan B. (Misty) Suley, and Mark R. (Monica) Suley; thirteen great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; also nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the William Snyder Funeral Home Inc., 521 Main Street, Irwin, 724-863-1200, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday with Dr. Michael Goodling and Pastor Cindy Lindow officiating. Interment will follow in Union Cemetery. The family would like to thank the staff of Golden Heights and Promise Hospice for all the kind and compassionate care. In lieu of flowers a contribution can be made to Irwin First Assembly of God, Samaritan’s Purse, or Smile Train. For online condolences please visit www.snyderfuneralservices.com.


Michael McDermott

Michael McDermott, 72, of North Huntingdon, found eternal peace on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on June 2, 1945 in Gallitzin, Pa., to James A. and Hilda M. (Cronauer) McDermott.  Mike graduated from St. Francis University in 1967 and became a social studies teacher at Bishop Carroll High School.  After meeting his wife, Jane (Kline) McDermott of 47 years, they raised four children in the Catholic faith instilling achievement and compassion.  Mike was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Patricia Osmolenski.  He is survived by his wife, Jane; children, Jeff (Jessica) McDermott, Heidi (Mike) Pastirik, Megan McDermott, Thomas McDermott; grandchildren, Michael and Jillian Pastirik, Jeffrey D. McDermott.  Mike will be remembered as a fun-loving man with a giant heart, always concerned with helping others to be happy.  He was a  member of St. Agnes Church, avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, music lover and was a passionately devoted family man.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA on Sunday from 2-7 p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday at a time to be announced in St. Agnes Church.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.


Robert Paredes

Robert "Chut" Paredes, age 88, of North Versailles, passed away Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at Donell House, Washington, PA.  He was born October 20, 1929 in Donora, PA, a son of the late Manuel and Josephine (Szmuc) Paredes.

Robert served 20 years with the US Army as a military officer.  As a helicopter pilot with the US Army, Robert served two tours in Vietnam and one tour in Korea.   He later was employed as a motor/engine repair tech for Westinghouse and staff counselor for Auberle Home for Boys.  He was a member of the VFW, American Legion and McKeesport Amvets.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mariene "Mimi" (Butler) Paredes; and sister, Sylvia Sthal.  He is survived by his sons, Brian Paredes and his wife, Denise, Robert Paredes and his wife, Jen; daughter, Rhonda Paredes; brother, William "Puff" Paredes; sister, Josephine Adam; four grandchildren, Corey, Jamie, Grace and Carter.  Friends will be received on Friday from 1-7 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  A funeral service will take place on Saturday at 9 a.m. in the funeral home.  Interment will follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Donell Hospice House or the Wounded Warriors Project.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.


Nathan Gebadlo

Nathan Gebadlo, age 21, of Hunker, Pa., passed away Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at his home.  He was born, July 22, 1996 in Monroeville, Pa. beloved son of Mark and Jill Klass Gebadlo.

  In addition to his parents, Nathan is survived by his paternal grandmother, Linda and Vince Kanala; paternal grandfather, Daniel Gebaldo; paternal great-grandmother, Loretta Bober; maternal grandmother,  Janet and Rick Eastman; brothers, Jayd, Ryley, Rhett and Mark Gebadlo; sisters, Elle and Sydney  Gebadlo; and numerous aunts and uncles.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, on Friday from 4-7 p.m. followed by a service at 7 p.m in the funeral home chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.


Annette Zyma

Annette Zyma, age 86, of North Versailles, died Jan. 9, 2018, at her home.  Born Feb. 7, 1931, in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Casper and Sophia (Osolinski) Rybka and the wife of the late Edwin Zyma.

Annette was a homemaker and lifelong member of Corpus Christi Parish.  She enjoyed watching movies, cooking and baking, trips to the casino and especially, spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include children, Edwin (Toni) of North Versailles, David (the late Pamela) of East McKeesport, Beverly (Terry) Nash of North Versailles and Roger (Patricia) of Birdsboro; 9 grandchildren; 11 greatgrandchildren; siblings, Dolores (John) Marcinko of Fullerton, CA and Ronald “Rip” (Cheryl) Rybka of Port Vue; nieces and nephews.  Annette was preceded in death by siblings, Cecilia Rybka, Helen Gall, Lucille Castor, Laura James, Bertha Natale and Virginia Macey.

Family and friends will be received on Friday from 2-8 p.m. at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory in McKeesport.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Father Steven Palsa on Saturday, 10 a.m., at Corpus Christi Church in McKeesport.  Interment will follow at St. Mary Polish Cemetery in White Oak.  Condolences and memories may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.


Leonard C. Lambert, Jr. passed away on January, 06, 2018

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Leonard C.

Of Shadyside, on Saturday, January 6, 2018, age 85. Beloved husband of the late Julia Drake Lambert; father of Bob Lambert (Marisol), Mike Lambert (Valerie) and Carol Huggins (Ken); grandfather of Aliette, Frederick, Jessica and Hailey Lambert and Christian Huggins; brother ...


Andrew A. Hanick

Andrew A. Hanick, age 88, formerly of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at Walnut Ridge Memory Care. He retired as a foreman for U.S. Steel Clairton Works. A 1946 graduate of Clairton High School, he was a member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth Twp. and the Knights of Columbus, and was a second degree black belt in taekwondo. He was formerly an active volunteer with the Divine Redeemer and a Eucharistic Minister at St. Michaels Parish. The family would like to thank Heartland Hospice and Walnut Ridge Memory Care. 

Born January 8, 1930 in Clairton, he was a son of the late Andrew D. and Elizabeth (Guba) Hanick and husband of the late Diana Hanick. He is survived by son, John (Diane) Hanick of Granby, CO; son, Daniel Hanick of McKeesport; daughter, Nancy (Stephen) Halas of Greensburg; son, Neil E. Hanick of West Mifflin; grandchildren, Lauren Halas and Daniel Hanick; brother, Ralph W. Hanick of Winter Haven, FL; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by siblings, Mary Truax and Dennis, Ralph and Lawrence (Uncle Bug) Hanick. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Friday, January 12, 2018 from 4-8 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 9:30 AM in St. Michael Parish with the Rev. Thomas A. Wagner officiating. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 1100 Liberty Avenue, Suite E-201, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4240. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.


How to seek funeral reimbursement if death was direct result of natural disaster

There’s never a good time to experience the death of a loved one. From funeral planning and execution to arranging a burial place, a lot goes into ensuring that your friend or family member’s life is celebrated appropriately.

But what happens when the death is the unfortunate result of a natural disaster – such as a flood, hurricane, tornado or wildfire – and you’re unable to pay for the funeral because of a loss of assets caused by Mother Nature?

Although a scenario like this is more likely to affect those who live in certain parts of the country, it’s important to realize that some funeral-related costs may be covered through FEMA’s (Federal Emergency Management Agency) Funeral Assistance program, which reimburses funeral costs if the death is attributed to a major disaster.

 

natural disastersWho’s Eligible?

Immediately following a Presidentially-declared emergency, each state’s government will determine an approximate dollar amount of funeral assistance and if it will be awarded per death or per household.

To qualify, you must submit – to FEMA – a signed statement from a licensed medical official that states the underlying cause of death, verifiable estimates of the associated funeral costs, documentation of any other forms of funeral assistance received, and confirmation that the expenses have not been paid for by other resources, such as Social Security or a Veterans Affairs pension.

The materials will then be reviewed by federal and state agents at the Joint Field Office, who will determine eligibility on a case-by-case basis.

 

What Funeral Expenses are Covered?

If the death of your immediate family member (mother, father, brother, sister, spouse or child) meets the outlined eligibility criteria, certain funeral costs may be comped by FEMA through the Other Needs Assistance (ONA) provision of the Individuals’ and Households Program (IHP).  

These may include transportation of next of kin to identify the remains if required by law enforcement, price of a casket, burial plot, monument and/or internment or cremation fees.

Additionally, the cost of reinternment from one location to another may be covered if the disinterment is caused by the natural disaster and the remains are to be reburied in a family cemetery or on private property.

 

Program Limitations

While it’s common that most, if not all, costs will be covered if it’s apparent that the death was caused by a natural disaster, some applicants reporting funeral expenses will not be eligible for reimbursement for a select few reasons.

Chiefly, FEMA doesn’t provide assistance if the death was caused by the exacerbation of a pre-existing condition or if it wasn’t fully attributed to the declared incident.

In addition, the program doesn’t include the cost of a newspaper obituary, funeral flowers, printed material – banners, calling cards and/or register books – transportation to and from the internment site or catering for a luncheon.

However, if the death of your loved one does qualify, it’s important to ensure that you send all FEMA proper documentation.  The case may be turned down, even if it meets all criteria, if incomplete paperwork is submitted.

To learn more about other assistance programs that may be able to help you pay for your loved one’s funeral, or to speak with our experienced and professional staff, call Beinhauer Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services at 724-941-3211.


John F. Thompson

John F. Thompson, age 97, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at Westmoreland Manor, Greensburg.

He was born July 14, 1920 in Long Branch, NJ, a son of the late Fred and Rose Matricon Thompson.  Prior to his retirement in 1982, John was employed as a draftsman by Reliance Steel Products Co., McKeesport and Keystone Drafting Co.  He was a member of St. Agnes Church of North Huntingdon, Holy Name Society, Alter Society and Funeral Choir.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Thompson.  He is survived by his good friends, Bruce W. Jordanhazy and Gloria and Jay.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon,  on Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.  A funeral blessing will take place at 11 a.m. in the funeral home.  Interment will follow in Westmoreland Memorial Park, Greensburg.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.


Guy Anthony Peluso

Guy Anthony Peluso, 95, of Port Vue, died Monday, January 8, 2018. He was born April 7, 1922 in Glassport and was the son of the late Carmine and Maddalena Corcioni Peluso. He was the husband of the late Anne Hazy Peluso who died January 8, 2016. Guy was a member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth Township, Port Vue American Legion, the Italian Social Club and Polish Hall in Glassport, the former Old Timers Softball League in Port Vue, and the former Port Vue Poker Club. He was also a Bugler for the former Pittsburgh Rockets. Guy was a WWII Army Veteran. For his service, he received the Purple Heart Medal, Good Conduct Medal, American Theatre Service Medal, and the EAME Theatre Victory Medal with 1 Bronze Star. He is survived by his son, Guy M. (Karen) Peluso of Sarasota, FL, daughters, Sandy (Ronald) Mink of Mount Vernon and Dariyn Peluso Campbell of Port Vue, sister, Mary Peluso of Grindstone, grandchildren, Kyndll, Kristy, Lysa, Michael, Brandi, and Karlenn, great-grandchildren, Jim, Lacee, Levi, Josh, Harleigh, Holly, Ally, Skyler, Alyx, and Hunter, great-great-grandchildren, Lille, Richard, Thomas and Jack, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his son, Lorne M. Peluso, great-grandson, Dylan Cochrane, and 11 brothers and sisters. Friends are welcome Thursday, January 11 from 2-4 and 6-8:00 pm at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, director. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Michael Parish on Friday, January 12 at 11:00 am with The Rev. Thomas Wagner, officiating. Military Honors will follow. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 
SERVICES
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Thursday, January 11, 2018
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory
6028 Smithfield Street
Boston, Pennsylvania 15135

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Visitation

Thursday, January 11, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory
6028 Smithfield Street
Boston, Pennsylvania 15135

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Mass

Friday, January 12, 2018
11:00 AM

St. Michael Parish
101 McClay Drive
Elizabeth, PA 15037

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Arthur Lawrence Hartos

Arthur Lawrence Hartos, age 95 of West Mifflin, rejoined his beloved wife, Blanche Barbara Melcarsky Hartos, in Heaven on Monday, January 8, 2018. He was born September 11, 1922 in Duquesne, the son of the late George and Anna Zombek Hartos and resided at the home that he built with his father in West Mifflin. 

 Art retired after 42 years of service as a supervisor in the Production Planning Department of U.S. Steel-Duquesne Works. He was a life member of the former Bethlehem Congressional Church in Duquesne. Growing up in the Great Depression, Art was personally frugal but was very generous to his family, whom he loved. He maintained a youthful and hardworking attitude throughout his life was an avid reader, and athlete, and fan of amateur athletics. He will be remembered by his family for his many colorful stories of his youth. In addition to his parents, Art was preceded in death by his three brothers; George, Alvin, and Donald, and sister Elsie Gavlik. He is survived by his daughter, Karen (James) Chokey of The Woodlands, Texas, and sons; Lawrence (Leslie) Hartos of Duquesne, David (JoAnn) Hartos of Elizabeth Twp., grandchildren; James, Jill, Brian, Jennifer, and Alex, four great grandchildren, sister Eleanor Dobies of San Diego, California, and loving cousins, nieces, and nephews. Family and friends will be received Thursday, January 11, 2018 at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation & Mortuary Service, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, Supervisor, 412-678-6177) from 4-8 pm where service will be held Friday morning at 10:00 am. Burial will follow at Round Hill Cemetery. Remembrances is Art’s name may be made to McKeesport Meals on Wheels, 1406 Cornell St., McKeesport, PA 15132. Condolences may be made at www.strifflerfuneralhomes.com.


Jean Brown

Jean (Billick) Brown, age 99, of Elizabeth, died on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at home. A graduate of Westminster College and a member of Bethesda United Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth, she was a retired teacher in the Elizabeth Forward School District. 

Born November 2, 1918 in Elizabeth Township, she was the daughter of the late John and Margaret (McLay) Billick, wife of the late R. Aitken Brown, and sister of the late Marian Bickerton. She is survived by her nephews, Michael Bickerton and his wife Cathy, Robert Bickerton, and Jack Bickerton, and her nieces, Bonnie Hibner and Candy Topp as well as her great-nephews and great-nieces and their children. Burial will be private. Jean was a beloved aunt, neighbor and friend as well as a warm and compassionate teacher during her long life. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.


Mary Lee Webb Maxwell

Friends will be received Friday from 4-8 pm at Morning Star Baptist church 307 Shaw Avenue, Clairton, Pennsylvania, where services will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m.

Interment will follow in the Restland Memorial Park, Monroeville, Pennsylvania 15146.

Arrangements entrusted to the Robert A. Waters Funeral Home, Inc., Clairton, PA.

Visit our site at https://www.watersfuneralhome.net/notices/Mary-Maxwell to read the obituary in it entirety.


Judy A. DePaul

Judy A. DePaul age 72 formerly of the South Hills died January 8, 2018 at Walnut Ridge Memory Care, Greensburg, Born on July 28, 1945 to parents Evelyn (Magee) and Charles Daugherty in Herminie, PA,

 Judy Ann DePaul was the fifth child in what would become a family of 14. The happiest moments of her younger years were spent exploring the woods with her closest siblings, and instinctively navigating the kind of poverty that few experience. Regardless, Judy’s quiet strength grew over time. She completed a registered nursing program at St. Francis School of Nursing in Pittsburgh, which set her on a lifelong path of caring for others. 

She has had many seasons of her life: as a young mom of boys in the 60s, and an older mom of twin girls in the 80s; as an RN supervisor overseeing Alzheimer and dementia wards; and later, as a patient with memory challenges of her own. Her gentleness had a calming effect on those around her, whether they were residents, fellow nursing staff, her neighbors, friends, children, or grandchildren. She worked many holidays on the second shift so that others could spend them with their families, and lovingly cared for residents as if they were her own relatives. 

While she admittedly couldn’t carry a tune in a bucket, Judy loved singing along to Motown hits, the Beatles, Dusty Springfield and John Denver—sometimes to her kids’ chagrin. Her wry sense of humor and infectious laugh made being in her presence a thing of joy. She was the kind of conversationalist who’d listen to others eagerly, and share entertaining and often meandering stories in her own signature style. She had an elegant, distinctive penmanship.

She loved nature, and it loved her back. Judy’s green thumb kept a ficus plant alive for over three decades; she spent many happy hours toiling in her vegetable garden or over yard work, and her kids would either join in or hear a proud report of the seemingly inhuman amount of lawn work she had singlehandedly completed. She marveled over the power of passing thunderstorms with her family from her back deck and attic windows above the trees. 

She was into DIY before it was trendy, and would reimagine rooms from the floor up, tearing out carpets, painting and installing chair rail, and wallpapering. Judy mowed her own lawn, fixed things when they were broken and knew her way around a hardware store, setting an example for her children to be self-sufficient. She was a maker, sewing colorful T-shirt quilts and festive Christmas pillows—sometimes with her grandchildren alongside. It’s not an accident that both her daughters know how to mend clothing. 

Judy was a realist who preferred practicality to ostentation. She took her coffee black and dressed sensibly and casually. She remained levelheaded in the face of her kids’ many accidents and boo-boos. She wasn’t afraid to make changes to her life and weathered many storms within it, marrying twice and divorcing twice, but never losing her sense of self. For a time, she lived in Chicago, and then in Oklahoma—but Pittsburgh was always her home. 

When raising her children, Judy’s home was always full of laughter from children around the neighborhood. She shuttled her girls to and from many activities, and supported them through countless hobbies. She cared for beloved pets Ringer and Dusty. She once wrote her daughters’ names on every crayon in their box of 64, and was known to bake four dozen cupcakes for her twins’ birthday celebrations at school. She was a most gracious host, and a guest who enjoyed others’ company and home cooking. 

Just by hearing a baby cry, Judy was able to tell how old it was and whether it was a boy or a girl. She was a gift to her in-laws, and a treasure to her loving grandchildren, who knew her as Green Grandma. 

When she could no longer remember her children’s names, she recognized them with her heart. 

She is survived and celebrated by her sons, James (Beth) and Jeffrey (Kendally); her daughters Kristi (Gil) and Marta (James); and her grandchildren, Madeline, Ben, Christopher, Karina, and baby Catherine. Those yet to join the family will learn of her kindness, wit, grace, and dedication to others. 

There will be no visitation and Memorial Service arrangements will be announced. Arrangements by James W. Shirley Funeral Home Inc. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com


Helen J. Yanik

Helen J. Yanik, age 98 of Jefferson Hills, passed away on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 in Mt. Vernon of South Park.  Born October 27, 1919 in Jefferson Hills, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Julia (Vicenec) Yanik. 

A former clerk at Westinghouse Corp. in Large and a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish in Clairton, Helen was preceded in death by her siblings: Mary Cundra and Stella, Joseph, Frank, John, Steve, Albert, Benjamin and William Yanik.  She is survived by nieces and nephews.  Friends will be received in the A.J. Bekavac Funeral Home, 555 5th. St., Clairton, PA 15025 (412-233-5700) on Thursday, January 11, 2018 from 9 AM until procession to a 12 Noon Mass of Christian Burial in St. Clare Church with burial following in St. Clare Cemetery, Clairton.  www.bekavacfuneralhome.com  


Amelia L. Stalczynski

Amelia “Amy” Stalczynski, age 71 of Duquesne, died Saturday, December 23, 2017. She was born in Duquesne on July 21, 1946 and is the daughter of the late Leon and Amelia Petrosky Stalczynski. She is also preceded in death by her brothers, Jody and Eugene Stalczynski. 

She is survived by her sister-in-law, Mary E. Stalczynski of Pittsburgh; niece, Bridget (James) Giovengo of Tuscaloosa, AI; nephews, Jeffrey Stalczynski of Millville, Adam (Larissa) Stalycznyski of Pittsburgh, and Mark (Oksana) Stalczynski of Squirrel Hill; also, great nieces and nephews.  Amy was dedicated to her career in marketing and continued to work even after retirement.  She was a loving aunt, a dear friend and an avid animal lover.  She will be truly missed.

Family and friends will be received Saturday, January 13, 2018 from 10:00 am until Noon at Striffler’s of White Oak Cremation & Mortuary Services, Inc., 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, Supervisor 412-678-6177). Funeral Liturgy Outside of Mass will follow at noon in the funeral home chapel with Fr. Daniel Straughn officiating.  Burial will follow. Remembrances in Amy’s name may be made to Animal Friends, 562 Camp Horne Road, Pittsburgh, PA  15237.  Condolences may be made at www.strifflerfuneralhomes.com.


Joanne M. Nowading

Joanne Marie Nowading, of White Oak, died on her 89th birthday surrounded by her family, January 8, 2018, at Autumn Ridge Personal Living. Born January 8, 1929, in Johnstown, PA, she was the daughter of the late Lloyd and Marie (Scholley) McGregor and the wife of the late Joseph R. Nowading.

Joanne was retired from the Hotel Benedict, where she was the dining room manager, with over 25 years of service. Prior to that, she was a waitress at the Hillcrest Country Club and also the former Ben Gross Restaurant. She was a member of St. Angela Merici Church. She dedicated her life to her work and caring for her family. Joanne enjoyed trips to Las Vegas, tending to her garden, bowling, bingo and was a great cook. She is survived by her children, Jean (Anthony) Chepanoske of Duquesne, Marianne (David) Lutz of Trafford, Gary (Wendy) Nowading of North Versailles, Karen (Richard) Konkolewski of Delaware, OH, and Holly (Mark) Weaver of North Versailles; 18 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; also nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by her siblings, Robert, Richard, James and Jean. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Thursday, January 11, 2018, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on January 12, 2018, 10 a.m., at St. Angela Merici Church, with Fr. Kevin Dominik officiating. Burial will follow in New St. Joseph's Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Angela Merici Church, 1640 Fawcett Ave., White Oak, Pa 15131 or ViaQuest Hospice, 510 Main St., Irwin, PA 15642.
Joanne's family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you, to Autumn Ridge Personal Living and ViaQuest Hospice for the care and compassion they have provided.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com


Clarence A. Charlesworth

Clarence A. Charlesworth, age 72, of Bethel Park, formerly of McKeesport, died January 7, 2018, at home.

Clarence A. Charlesworth, age 72, of Bethel Park, formerly of McKeesport, died January 7, 2018, at home. Born October 31, 1945, he was the son of the late James and Grace Charlesworth and the husband of the late Theresa "Terry" (Janicki) Charlesworth. Clarence is survived by his daughter, Nicole (Barry) Somerville of Bethel Park; grandchildren, Violet and Olivia; brother, James Charlesworth of McKeesport; also nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, Clarence was preceded in death by a sister-in-law, MaryAnn Charlesworth. family and friends will be received at Willig Funeral Home & Crematory on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., with the Panihida service at 7:30 p.m. Burial service will be Thursday, at Noon, in the funeral home chapel, with Fr. Dimitri Ermakov officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in Mt. Vernon Cemetery.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com


Margaret E. Hood

Margaret E. (Kibe) Hood, age 105, of Pleasant Hills and formerly of West Elizabeth, passed away on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Jefferson Hospital. She enjoyed gardening and her word search puzzles. Born August 23, 1912 in Derry, she was a daughter of the late Walter C. and Rose (Gindlesperger) Kibe and wife of the late Leroy L. Hood.

She is survived by a daughter, Sandra (David) Todd of Pleasant Hills; six grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren; also survived by nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two daughters, June Marnell and Zona Jean Shaffer; and a granddaughter. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 N. 2nd. Ave., Elizabeth, PA 15037 (412-384-4344) on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 from 2-7 PM. A funeral service will take place on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 10 AM in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Jude Urso officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 2900 North Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607 or St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.  www.bekavacfuneralhome.com


Minnie V. Lepako

Minnie V. Lepako, 93, of McKeesport died Friday January 5, 2018. She was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Vera (Pompinella) Shranatan. She was preceded in death by her husband Anthony S. Lepako. She is survived by her son Anthony J. Lepako of McKeesport; sisters Vera (Snooky) Plunko of Elizabeth Township and Jessie Butler of North Versailles-South Carolina; and many nieces and nephews. Minnie was a member of Christ the Light of the World Parish, Duquesne. Friends received Friday 2-4 and 6-8 at the Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, a blessing will be held at the funeral home Saturday 9:30am followed by a funeral mass with Father Tom Lewandowski at Holy Name Church. Interment following at New St. Joseph Cemetery. 


Keith Budd Ulander

Keith Budd Ulander, 72, of West Newton, died Saturday, January 6, 2018 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born May 23, 1945 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Budd and Louise Hartbarger Ulander. Keith was a sheet metal worker for Sheet Metal Workers Local  12 and was retired from SSM Industries, Pittsburgh. He was a member of VFW Post 7812, Jacktown Ride and Hunt Club, Collinsburg Leiderkranz and Collinsburg Slovenian Club, West Newton LOOM 31, Punta Gorda Elks # 2606, and the Mosquito Creek Sportsman's Club in Frenchville. Keith was an avid hunter and fisherman. He is survived by his wife, Donna L. Litvany Ulander, step son, Barry Opfer, Jr., and his children, Izabella and Anastazia Opfer of Elizabeth Township, sister, Susan  (Jack) Celapino and brother, Greg (Barbara) Ulander of West Newton, nephew, Ryan (Amy) Ulander and their children, Cody and Blake, nieces, nephews, brother-in-law, Gary (Joyce) Litvany of West Newton and many special friends.

Per Keith's request, there will be no visitation or service. Arrangements are by the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, director. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com


Keith Budd Ulander

Keith Budd Ulander, 72, of West Newton, died Saturday, January 6, 2018 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born May 23, 1945 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Budd and Louise Hartbarger Ulander. Keith was a sheet metal worker for Sheet Metal Workers Local  12 and was retired from SSM Industries, Pittsburgh. He was a member of VFW Post 7812, Jacktown Ride and Hunt Club, Collinsburg Leiderkranz and Collinsburg Slovenian Club, West Newton LOOM 31, Punta Gorda Elks # 2606, and the Mosquito Creek Sportsman's Club in Frenchville. Keith was an avid hunter and fisherman. He is survived by his wife, Donna L. Litvany Ulander, step son, Barry Opfer, Jr., and his children, Izabella and Anastazia Opfer of Elizabeth Township, sister, Susan  (Jack) Celapino and brother, Greg (Barbara) Ulander of West Newton, nephew, Ryan (Amy) Ulander and their children, Cody and Blake, nieces, nephews, brother-in-law, Gary (Joyce) Litvany of West Newton and many special friends.

Per Keith's request, there will be no visitation or service. Arrangements are by the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, director. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com


D'Amico Obituary

Natalie Elaine (Kochuba) D'Amico, 75 of Elizabeth, died Jan. 3, 2018.  Natalie was the daughter of the late Helen and Nick Kochuba and sister of the late Valerian Nicholas.  After her father, Nick, was killed in WWII, Steve married Helen and helped raise the family.  She is survived by her husband John and sons Anthony (Lisa), John (Mary Beth) and daughter Tina Maria (Scott) Bryer and her loving grandchildren, Tully, Oakley,Reid, Max, Nico, Joseph, Jack, Sophia, Luke, Scarlett  and Heinz, who were the love and complete joy of her life. I love you - I love you more! Natalie is also survived by her very caring brother Steve (Janet) Kochuba and sister-in-laws, Kathy Oliver, Maria Chiarizio and Catherine DiStasi as well as nieces, nephews and cousins.  Her cousin Stephanie (Micky) established a bond like sisters and were a very close and strong support system.  Natalie was a graduate of Divine Redeemer Acadamy and completed a secretarial course at Robert Morris.  After working at Bettis for 9 years she stayed at home to raise her 3 children then taking a job at McKeesport Hospital.  Her last job, which she loved, was at Penn State Greater Allegheny.  She looked forward to going to work to be with her friends and co-workers.  Yearly trips to York and Lancaster to spend time with their best friends, Rosemary and Rich was another joy in her life.  Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport, Sun. 6-8 and Mon. 2-4 and 6-8.  A funeral mass will be held Tues. 10:00 am at Holy Name Church with Father Tom Lewandowsky and Father Carmen D'Amico.  Interment following Round Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions to Pittsburgh Food Bank, Jubilee Soup Kitchen, 2005 Wyandotte St., Pittsburgh Pa 15219 or Little Sisters of the Poor, 1028 Benton Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa 15212


Paula Ann Hamilton

Paula Ann Hamilton,64 of North Huntingdon passed away at home January 5, 2018 after a long illness.

Paula Ann Hamilton 64, of North Huntingdon passed away January 5, 2018 after a long illness with her familyl by her side. She was born March 5, 1953 in McKeesport the daughter of the late Paul E. and Julia (Murn) Schultz. She was a retired nurse from McKeesport Hospital. Being a nurse and providing a community outreach was her passion to many senior citieens in public housring. She was a member of St.Angela Merici church in White Oak. Paula is survived by her husband Ronald Hamilton, children Tiffany (Chris) Haraburda, Donald (Courtney) Hamilton and Ronald (Lisa) Hamilton. She is also survived by grandchildren DonaldJr.Hunter, logan,,Ashton,Keelyn,Channing,Owen,Lilah,Nina,CJ,Brooklyn,Dustin, Ariana May and Cora. Friends will be received Wednesday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the William H. Craig Funeral Home,Inc.3000 Versailles Ave McKeesport,15132 A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Thursday at 10:00am in St. Angela Merici church burial will follow in Round Hill cemetery.


MARK W. PROCACINA

MARK W. PROCACINA age 57, of McKeesport, formerly of Duquesne, on January 4, 2018. He was the son of the late William “Muzzie” and Frances “Sissy” (Yasko) Procacina. Mark was a Senior Lab Tech at Bechtel Bettis Atomic Plant in West Mifflin. He enjoyed fishing, live music, sporting events and watching Sunday Steelers games with his sons. He was a 1978 graduate of Duquesne High School and a graduate of Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics. Mark was blessed with an innate intelligence and wisdom. His guidance and advice will be epically missed. He is survived by his former wife, Hope (Minnicks) Procacina; beloved father of Mark T. Procacina of McKeesport and Craig K. (Brittany) Procacina of North Versailles; brother of Karen (Eric) Kessler of Clairton and Lynne (Frank) Canova of Monroeville; beloved uncle of Gianna Canova. Visitation Wednesday and Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the MALOY - SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300. Funeral on Friday, January 12, 2018, with a Blessing Service at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Name Church of Christ the Light of the World Parish at 10 a.m. Rev. Thomas Lewandowski, celebrant. May Gabriel blow his glorious horn as God has received his beautiful and wise soul.


Emily M. McNulty

Emily M. McNulty, 95, of North Huntingdon Township, died Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Redstone Highlands, Greensburg.  Born July 1, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Evan B. and Margaret Katherine Goetz Williams; wife of the late George Ellis “Mac” McNulty; sister of the late Marcie Williams; and is survived by her stepdaughter, Janice (Myron) Zuber of North Huntingdon; granddaughter Lisa (Mike) Dougherty of North Huntingdon; grandson, Greg Zuber of North Huntingdon.  She was a member of Kephart United Methodist Church, sang in its choir, was a member of the Mendleson Choir of Pittsburgh, and was a volunteer at McKeesport Hospital.  Friends will be received in the Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 on Monday from 2-6 PM, where a service will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, January 9, 2018.  Interment will follow in Jefferson Memorial Park.  The family suggests contributions to her church.


Timothy R. Meighen

Timothy R. Meighen, age 69, of McKeesport, died December 341, 2017, at home. He was the son of Charles and Ann Meighen.

Timothy R. Meighen, age 69, of McKeesport, died December 341, 2017, at home. He was the son of Charles and Ann Meighen.
Tim was a retired truck driver for U.P.S. in New Stanton. He was a member of Masonic Lodge 32 degree, VFW Post #3368 in Mt.
Pleasant, American Legion #701 of White Oak and Teamsters Union Local #30 in Jeannette. Tim enjoyed fishing, bowling and spending
time with and attending baseball games with his grandsons. Timothy is survived by daughters, Tammy Lynn Meighen-Hilario of
McKeesport and Crystal Ann (Ralph) Pastories of Port Vue; grandchildren, Mauricio, Maricella, Daisy, Lily, Marcello and Violet;and great grandchild,
Bryce. Arrangements have been entrusted to Willig Funeral Home & Crematory.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com


Gretchen S. Thomas passed away on January, 04, 2018

Thomas

Gretchen S.

Formerly of Wilkinsburg on Thursday, January 4, 2018, age 76. Beloved mother of Dorinda L. Bauer, Lex L. Thomas, Lucinda S. Thomas and Quentin W. Thomas; grandmother of 8; great-grandmother of 8. Gretchen was an Ordained Deacon for First United Presbyterian Church. The f...


James F. O'Day passed away on January, 04, 2018

O’Day, James F. Sr., Esq.

Age 87, of Pittsburgh, PA died with his family at his side on January 4, 2018. He was born on July 27, 1930 in Cleveland, Ohio. The oldest of two children of the late Michael John O’Day (born Kildysart, County Clare, Ireland) and the late Dorothy Genevieve Ruby O’Day ...


Robin C. Murphy

Robin C. Murphy, age 50, of McKeesport, died December 29, 2017, at UPMC McKeesport.

Robin C. Murphy, age 50, of McKeesport, died December 29, 2017, at UPMC McKeesport. Born December 24, 1967, in Leesburg, VA, she was the daughter of the late William and Jean Carter. Robin dedicated her life to caring for her family. She is survived by her daughters, Colleen Murphy of McKeesport and Kelly Carter of VA. Arrangements were entrusted to Willig Funeral Home & Crematory. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com


Terrance Yonek

Terrance Yonek, age 60, of Clairton, died December 21, 2017, at Jefferson Regional Hospital.

Terrance Yonek, age 60, of Clairton, died December 21, 2017, at Jefferson Regional Hospital. Born February 26, 1957, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Theresa Yonek. Terrance is survived by his sister, Donna Winn of Clairton, PA. Arrangements were entrusted to Willig Funeral Home & Crematory.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com


Theresa "Tessy" Waligura

Theresa “Tessy” Waligura, age 65, of Monroeville, died January 3rd, 2018. She was born in Pittsburgh, PA on September 16th, 1952, the daughter of the late George R. and Ann Frederick Schlicht. She is survived by her husband, Dr. R. Curtis Waligura of Monroeville; daughters, Megan (Christopher) Brengel of Morristown, NJ, Emily (Scott) Deke of Dallas, TX, Melanie (Timothy Collins) Waligura of Dallas, TX, Kathryn (Arianne Smith) Waligura of Cincinnati, OH; sisters, Georgeanne Schlicht of White Oak, Margaret Schlicht Creehan of McKeesport, Patricia (Joseph Quinn) Schlicht of Squirrel Hill; brothers, George R. Schlicht, Jr. of McKeesport, John (Jill) Schlicht of Atlanta, GA; and grandchildren, Patrick, Parker, and Cameron. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother Michael, and her sister-in-law, Lillian Martinez.

Tessy received her nursing degree from the McKeesport Hospital School of Nursing and then her Bachelor of Science in nursing from Penn State University.  Her relationship with her husband, Curt, began while she was working on the IV team at McKeesport Hospital.  She worked alongside him for over 15 years as the office manager and patient care advocate.  Tessy loved to play golf and enjoyed late nights at the casino.  She was fond of traveling with Curt and their close friends, as well as fine dining and red wine.  Her greatest passion was spending time with her daughters and grandchildren.

Friends and Family will be received on Sunday, Jan. 7th, 2018 from 2:00 until 8:00 at Striffler’s of White Oak Cremation and Mortuary Services, Inc., 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (412-678-6177). Mass of Christian Burial will take place Monday at 10:30am at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 245 Azalea Dr., Monroeville, PA 15146. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s German Cemetery. Rememberances may be made in Tessy’s name to The Little Sisters of the Poor, 1028 Benton Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15212 or Light of Life Rescue Mission,913 Western Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15233. Condolences may be made at www.strifflerfuneralhomes.com.


Jerome M. Pollier

Jerome M. Pollier, age 71, of McKeesport, died January 1, 2018, at UPMC McKeesport.

Jerome M. Pollier, age 71, of McKeesport, died January 1, 2018, at UPMC McKeesport. Born July 17, 1946, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Nicholas and Nellie (Okolic) Pollier and the husband of the late Judith (Ansko) Pollier. Jerome loved animals, especially his cats. He also enjoyed 70's police dramas, such as Columbo Barnaby Jones. Jerome is survived by his children, Jacqueline Pollier of Dravosburg and Kerrie Hawkins of McKeesport; grandchildren, Kristopher, Nicholas, Isabella and Alexander. In addition to his parents, Jerome was also preceded in death by his first wife, Sharon (Busher) Pollier. Arrangements were entrusted to Willig Funeral Home & Crematory.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com


John M. Kelly Sr.

John M. Kelly Sr., age 81, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, January 4, 2018 at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital.

He was born April 14, 1936 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Alfred and Mary Vrban Kelly.  Prior to his retirement, John was an electrical designer for Westinghouse Electric and later Dravo/Kvaerner.  He was a member of St. Agnes Parish and a veteran of the Army Reserves.  He was an avid history buff and loved airplanes.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Carol James Kelly; sisters, Genevieve Wilson and Evelyn Stakor.  He is survived by his two sons, John Jr. and William and his wife, Amy; daughter, Debbie Bartolomucci and her husband, James; brother, Alfred Kelly; grandchildren, Sean (Katie), Joshua and Kristina.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, on Sunday from 2-6 p.m.  A blessing service will take place on Monday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Entombment will be private in St. Joseph Mausoleum, North Versailles, PA.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.


Norma G. Detwiler

Norma G. (Reschenthaler) Detwiler, age 65, of McKeesport, and passed away on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at John J. Kane Regional Center - McKeesport. A retired chef, she was a member of Elizabeth United Methodist Church. She loved her swimming pool and the sunshine.

Born August 12, 1952 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Joseph Robert and Nadean (Trumpie) Reschenthaler. She is survived by her daughter, Melanie Wahrenberger of Port Vue; grandsons, Christian (Mary) Wahrenberger of New Eagle and Colan and Quinn Wahrenberger of Port Vue; great-grandchildren, Christian Jr. and Cecilia; sister, Carol J. Large of Sutersville; brother, Joseph Robert Reschenthaler of Cleveland, TN; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sister, Jean Wiley. No visitation or services are planned. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.


Colleen Karabin Lucas

Colleen Karabin Lucas, 81, of Elizabeth Township, died peacefully at home on Wednesday, January 3, 2018. She was born May 16, 1936 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Michael and Helen (Carloss) Karabin. She was a graduate of McKeesport High School Class of 1954 and graduated from McKeesport Hospital School of Nursing in 1957. Colleen practiced Nursing for over 40 years and is a member of McKeesport Hospital Nurses Alumni. Colleen was a born-again Christian for 47 years and attended First Evangelical Free Church in McKeesport where she was involved for many years. She was a member of the Red Hat Society in Elizabeth Township and Merritt Island, FL. She loved to take photos and shot every event for family and friends. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, John P. Lucas, Jr. She was a devoted mother to Wendy Lego, son-in-law, Michael Lego and granddaughters, Cassidy Lego, and Caroline Lego of Peters Township.

They were the loves of her life. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Cil and Milan (Bo) Bobick of North Huntingdon, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sister, Sandra Dougherty and sister-in-law, Mary Thomas. Friends are welcome Saturday, January 6, 2018 from 3-6:00 pm at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, director. Service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Saturday at 6:00 pm. Private inurnment will be in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to your favorite charity. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 
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Saturday, January 06, 2018
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Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory
6028 Smithfield Street
Boston, Pennsylvania 15135

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Larry Hindman

Larry Hindman, age 66, of Port Vue, passed away on January 4, 2018. He was born in McKeesport, PA, the son of the late Oliver and Alice Edinboro Trumpe Hindman.

 He was a machinist for Precision Parts of Turtle Creek;  also, a former Boy Scout Leader in Port Vue and former Youth Group Leader at Port Vue United Methodist Church.

He is survived his loving wife of 45 years, Dian Kremer Hindman; daughter, Michelle(Robert) Thompson of Port Vue; son, Larry Michael (Julie) Hindman of Tioga, PA; sisters, Cheryl Detar of Louiseville, KY and Kathy (George) Geiger of North Versailles, PA; grandchildren, Julianna, Sonia, Nathaniel and Daniel.

Friends and family will be received on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Striffler’s of White Oak Cremation and Mortuary Services, Inc., 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, Supervisor 412-678-6177) at 9:30am until the time of service at 11am in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Charles Owston officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Vernon Cemetey. Condolences may be made at www.strifflerfamilyfuneralhomes.com.


Jane M. Oyler (Morgan)

Jane M. Oyler (Morgan), age 90, of Port Vue, on January 2, 2018.  Daughter of Lloyd C. and Ruth Minerva Morgan.  Wife of the late Alfred C. Oyler.  Mother of David C. Oyler (Anne Marie) of South Park, PA and Kim E. Cawthon (Grady Cawthon, Jr.) of Lenexa, KS.  Brother Lloyd Morgan, Jr. and sisters Ruth Minerva Brewer, Mary Garcia (Dr. Bertram Garcia) and Karen I. Banker (John Banker) of Nashua, NH.  Grandmother of Rachelle Knudson (Braun Knudson) of Sandy, UT and David Cawthon of Lenexa, KS and great-grandmother of Grey and Mazzy Knudson.  Jane and Alfred were married for 49 years until his death in 1995.  They traveled extensively by motor home, visiting every state except Rhode Island and Hawaii.  Jane was a volunteer at the McKeesport Library and the radiology department of McKeesport Hospital.  She was a member and founder of a Pittsburgh Essential Tremors support group and has donated her brain to Columbia University for Essential Tremor research.  The family will hold a private memorial service.  Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 is in charge of arrangements.


Marian Elizabeth Edmonds Clark

Marian Elizabeth Edmonds Clark, 84, of Swissvale passed away on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at UPMC Shadyside.  She was born April 2, 1933 in New York, NY to the late Eulalion N. Edmonds Holloway.  Marion is survived by daughter, Cassandra C. Wilder of Swissvale; grandchildren, Christina Bostick and Mario Sisson; 6 great-grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.  Along with her mother, she was preceded in death by her son Mark B. Sisson. Marion was a member of East Liberty Presbyterian & Ebenezer Baptist Churches, was employed by Citipark, MaGee Hospital Family Planning, Dept. of Aging, was a member of Chrispus Attucks Post 30 Ladies Auxiliary, and was VP of American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.  Arrangements have been entrusted to S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th Street, Clairton,  PA   15025.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com


David G. Hale

David G. Hale, age 78, of McKeesport, died Jan. 1, 2018, at Glen Hazel Regional Care Center in Pittsburgh.  Born July 6, 1939, in New Castle, he was the son of the late George and Vera (Kachmar) Hale and the husband of the late Melda (Hatcher) Hale.

David worked as an industrial machinist for U.S. Steel.  He held a Penn State Associates Degree in Engineering and was a Penn State Alumni Association member.   A U.S. Army veteran, he proudly served his country during the Vietnam War.  His hobbies included building model airplanes and whirly gigs.  David enjoyed bingo calling at the American Legion, gardening, hunting, fishing and a good argument.

Survivors include his beloved sister, Marion (the late Terry) Hudson of McKeesport; nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.  David was preceded in death by siblings, Deloris (the late Charles) Holden and Shirley (the late Frank) Whittaker.

Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Sunday from 12-5 p.m.  Funeral service will be in the funeral home on Monday, Jan. 8, at 10 a.m.  Interment will follow at Mt. Vernon Cemetery.  Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com


Betty Ruth Burstin

Betty Ruth Burstin, age 89 of New York, NY, formerly of Duquesne, died Sunday, December 31, 2017.  She was born in McKeesport on July 29, 1928 and is the daughter of the late Louis and Ida Schermer Burstin.  She was an English Teacher for over 40 years and enjoyed water color painting.  She is survived by her brother, Dr. Charles Joel Burstin and his wife, Judith Ann Burstin of Beverly Hills, California; as well as 2 nieces Michaelle and Stacy Burstin and a nephew, Brad Burstin. 

Betty Ruth Burstin, age 89 of New York, NY, formerly of Duquesne, died Sunday, December 31, 2017.  She was born in McKeesport on July 29, 1928 and is the daughter of the late Louis and Ida Schermer Burstin.  She was an English Teacher for over 40 years and enjoyed water color painting.  She is survived by her brother, Dr. Charles Joel Burstin and his wife, Judith Ann Burstin of Beverly Hills, California; as well as 2 nieces Michaelle and Stacy Burstin and a nephew, Brad Burstin. 

Graveside services will be held Friday, January 5, 2018 at 2:00 PM at Temple Cemetery with Rabbi Paul Tuchman officiating.  Arrangements by Strifflers of White Oak Cremation and Mortuary Services, Inc., 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, Supervisor, 412-678-6177).  Condolences may be made at www.strifflerfuneralhomes.com.


Julius M. Bakos, Sr.

Julius M. Bakos, Sr., age 94, formerly of McKeesport, died January 1, 2018, in Royersford, PA. Born June 10, 1923, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Michael and Rose (Homoki) Bakos and the husband of the late Theresa (Smith) Bakos.

Julius retired from the P.L.C.B., in 1985, with 15 years of service. In his early years he owned and operated the "Bakos Cafe," with his father for 19 years. He also worked at Ft. Pitt Foundry, for 5 years and US Steel National Tube Works, as a timekeeper for 5 years. He was US Army veteran, serving in the 3rd Armored Division Band in Fort Knox, Kentucky. He belonged to the Aliquippa Lodge #375, F&AM. Julius was born and raised in the Hungarian Reformed Church, where he served on council for many years and was Chief Elder at his churches Mortgage Burning Ceremony.  He is survived by his grandaughter, Megan (Joe) Satalino of Royersford, PA; daughter-in-law, Janet Bakos of Moon Twp.; cousin, Joyce Petrlak of Hollywood, FL; and his faithful neighbor, Gay Lapsley. Family and friends will be received at the Willig Funeral Home & Crematory on Friday, January 5, 2018, from 9 a.m. until the time of the blessing service at 11 a.m., in the funeral home chapel. Rev. Daniel Borsay will officiate. Entombment will follow in the McKeesport & Versailles Cemetery Mausoleum. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Hungarian Reformed Church, 1001 University Dr., McKeesport, PA 15132.  
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com


Helen Lucille Lewis

Helen Lucille Lewis, age 89 of McKeesport, passed away on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 in UPMC McKeesport Hospital.  Born March 9, 1928 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Emmett and Agnes (Bumbarger) Wood.

Helen attended the Christian Missionary Alliance Church in McKeesport and was preceded in death by her husband the late George V. Lewis, who passed away November 1, 2005, and her brothers Robert and Rev. William Wood.  She is survived by her children George V. (Judy) Lewis, Jr. of Mt. Vernon, Mark (Diana) Lewis of Greenock, Paul (Martha) Lewis of Durham, ME, Gerald (Mary Lou) Lewis of Hanover, and Susan (Dean) Helderlein of White Oak; her many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; and her sister Marian Derr in North Carolina.  Friends will be received in the Daniel F. Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory, 4504 Walnut St., Versailles Borough, McKeesport, PA 15132 (412-678-3454) on Friday, January 5, 2018 from 2 to 8 PM.  A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 12 Noon with Pastor Marty Smith officiating.  Entombment will be private at Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  www.bekavacfuneralhome.com  


Michael Philip Scolieri passed away on December, 31, 2017

Scolieri

Michael Philip

Of White Oak on Sunday, December 31, 2017, age 26. Beloved son of Frank A. and Melissa A. Scolieri; brother of Frank A. Scolieri, Jr. (fiancé Chrissy Herman) and Brittany Michele Scolieri; grandson of Maria Teresa Scolieri (the late Antonio) and the late Michael Frances...


Reverend John H. Stubbs

Reverend John Herbert Stubbs, 75 years old, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.  Rev. Stubbs of North Huntingdon, PA, formerly of Herminie #2, was born on August 3, 1942 in McKeesport, PA, son of the late John and Sue (Jones) Stubbs.  He was preceded in death by his first wife, Margaret V. (Westfall) Stubbs; and his two sisters, Mrs. Marjorie (Donald Sr.) Rhodes and Mrs. Betty (Mischa) Stares.

He graduated from Sewickley Senior High School, Class of 1960.  He then entered and graduated from Indiana State Teachers College with a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education and American History.  Being called by the Lord, Rev. Stubbs entered the ministry.  He attended and graduated with a Master of Divinity degree from Dayton Theological Seminary.  While there, he was a member of their concert choir and was a soloist.  His love and devotion for Christian music provided him the opportunity to minister as soloist in many local churches and sing in Chancel choirs.  Rev. Stubbs entered the ministry with the United Methodist serving churches in northern Pennsylvania.  In 1994 he transferred to the Church of the Nazarene denomination and retired in 2005. For a full year, Pastor Stubbs was doing Pulpit Supply at Scottdale Church of the Nazarene until he became ill.

He was a member of the Penns Woods Civic Association and enjoyed the Penns Woods Senior activities.  He was a longtime member and a very successful member of the Irwin and Herminie TOPS Club. 

He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Janet (Switzer) Stubbs; three stepchildren, Wendy M. Yedlick, Adam (Katie) Switzer and Jennifer (Paul) Goldstrohm; five grandchildren, Bradley Switzer, Jack Switzer, James F. Yedlick IV, Emily Yedlick, Liam Goldstrohm; and two infant granddaughter’s due in March 2018.  He is also survived by one nephew and four nieces; and many great and great-great nieces and nephews.  He is also survived by a very special "sister", Janice.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA on Thursday from 4-8 p.m.  Additional viewing will be held on Friday in the Norwin Church of the Nazarene from 10 - 11 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m.  Interment will take place in Mt. Vernon Cemetery, McKeesport, where he will be laid to rest next to his parents.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Norwin Church of the Nazarene, 110 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642 or Circleville United Methodist Church,  11600 Parkway Drive, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  "IT IS WELL WITH MY SOUL"! www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.


Tina Garth Schofield

Tina Garth Schofield, 59, died Dec. 28, 2017. Friends will be received from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5, at New Jerusalem Holiness Church, corner of Soles and Stewart streets, McKeesport, where a service will be held at 6 p.m. Arrangements in charge of Tunie Funeral Home, (412) 462-6466. 


Daniel B. Kugler

Daniel B. Kugler, age 60, of North Huntington, died December 27, 2017, at home. Born September 27, 1957, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Richard and Loretta (Barry) Kugler.

Daniel was a millwright and worked for SMS Technical Services. He was a US Navy veteran. Daniel enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping, although his greatest joy was getting together with all his children. Daniel is survived by his children; Matthew (Laura) of McKeesport, Amanda of Ft. Meyers, FL, Kaitlyn of Versailles Borough; step-son, Brandon Obley of Versailles Borough; grandchildren, Ian, Bryce and Blake; siblings, Richard (Deena, "Dee") of North Huntington; Michele (Mike) Miller-Dowell of Weeki Wachee, FL and Barbara Palatucci of Whitehall. In addition to his parents, Daniel was preceded in death by siblings; Denise Rothey and Jerry Kugler. Family and friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Agnes Church, 11400 St. Agnes Lane, Irwin, PA 15642, on Monday, January  8, 2018, at 10 a.m. Arrangements are entrusted to the Willig Funeral Home & Crematory. Inurnment will follow in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society, 320 Bilmar Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 15205.

Condolences and memories may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com


Mary J. Sabo

Mary J. Sabo, age 91 of Versailles, passed away on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 in UPMC McKeesport Hospital.  Born April 2, 1926 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Pepa (Sudarich) Grdich.

A former cafeteria worker at McKeesport High School who also worked as a stenographer at Potter McCune Co. in McKeesport, Mary was a member of CFU Lodge #146 and forerly its Ladies' and Pensioneers' Clubs, the Versailles AARP, and the Christy Park Senior Citizens.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 24 years Joseph Sabo; her sisters Ann Lewis and Rose Polka; and her brothers John and Roy Cindric, Joseph Grdich, and Frank Grdich, Jr..  Mary is survived by her daughter Mari-Jo (Albert) Protz of White Oak, her son Joseph (Karen) Sabo of Monroeville, her grandchildren Andrew and Emily Sabo, her sister Frances "Tootsie" (Clay) Cole of McKeesport, her sisters-in-law Kay (the late Roy) Cindric and Rose (the late Frank) Grdich, and also nieces, including Judy Lewis, and nephews.  Friends will be received in the Daniel F. Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory, 4504 Walnut St., Versailles Borough, McKeesport, PA 15132 (412-678-3454) on Friday, January 5, 2018 from 2 to 4 PM and 6 to 8 PM.  A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 10 AM in the funeral home with Pastor Glen Irvin officiating.  Procession and entombment will follow to Grandview Cemetery, North Versailles.  www.bekavacfuneralhome.com  


Dolores M. Kugler

Dolores M. Kugler, age 87, of McKeesport, died January 1, 2018, LGAR Health & Rehabilitation Center.

Dolores M. Kugler, age 87, of McKeesport, died January 1, 2018, LGAR Health & Rehabilitation Center. Born May 12, 1930, in McKeesport, she was the wife of Robert Kugler for over 64 years and the daughter of the late George and Sophia (Kazmierski) Wise. Dolores dedicated her life to caring for her family. In her early years she worked at Menzie Dairy, Westinghouse Airbrake and US Steel Irvin Works. She enjoyed making crafts and made the best homemade cookies. Her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Dolores is survived by her children, Keith R. Kugler of McKeesport, Diane B. (Gordy) Moretton of North Huntingdon and Ronald J. (Connie) Kugler of McKeesport; grandchildren, Matt, Tim, Adam, Amanda (Scott), Gordon, Tyler, Dylan and Paige; great grandchildren, Brian, Jr., Ethan and Grayson; also nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by siblings, Margaret Metzler and George P. Wise. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Thursday, January 4, 2018, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A blessing service will be in the funeral home chapel at 10 a.m. on Friday, January 5, 2018, with Fr. Steven M. Palsa officiating. Committal will follow in St. Mary Polish Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer's Association National Capital area Chapter, 8180 Greensboro Dr., Suite 400, McLean, VA  22102.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com


Karen M. Smoyer

Karen M. Smoyer, age 59 of Clairton, passed away at home on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.  Born October 2, 1958, she was a daughter of the late John W. and Pearl (Cohen) Smoyer. 

A member of the First United Methodist Church of Clairton, Karen was also a member of the Ladies' Auxiliary of the American Legion Daniel Keffer Post #75 in Clairton.  She is survived by her children Crystal Simpson of Baldwin and Michael Simpson of Clairton; her loving companion of more than 35 years Thomas G. Simpson; her brother William Smoyer of Clairton; her uncle Jerry (Lynn) Smoyer of Brentwood; and also nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Friends will be received in the A.J. Bekavac Funeral Home, 555 5th. St., Clairton, PA 15025 (412-233-5700) on Thursday, January 4, 2018 from 2 to 4 PM and 6 to 8 PM.  A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, January 5, 2018 at 11 AM in the funeral home with Pastor Hal Dangel officiating.  Procession and burial will follow to Round Hill Cemetery in Elizabeth Twp.  Memorial contributions will be made to the American Cancer Society, 320 Bilmar Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 15205.  www.bekavacfuneralhome.com  

 

Patricia A. Smith

Patricia A. (Kermes) Smith, age 68, of West Elizabeth, passed away on Sunday, December 31, 2017 at Jefferson Hospital. She retired as an assistant manager for 7-Eleven in West Elizabeth. She enjoyed cooking, gardening and family.

Born February 13, 1949 in Brownsville, she was a daughter of the late John Kermes Sr. and the late Anna (Swartz) Kermes, and wife of the Alfred E. Smith Sr. She is survived by daughter, Kimberly J. (Shawn) Dodds of West Elizabeth; sons, Robert C. Smith of Charleroi, Alfred E. (Heather) Smith Jr. of Daytona Beach, FL, and Mark A. (Jennifer Hobaugh Smith) Smith of Jefferson Hills; eight grandchildren; loving companion, John Harsmanka Sr. of West Elizabeth; sisters, Brenda Beck of Belle Vernon, Pauline Forney of Harrisburg, and Elizabeth Williams of Monessen; brothers, Stephen Kermes of Farmington and James Kermes of Statesville, NC; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by brothers, John and Francis Kermes. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Thursday, January 4, 2018 from 2-4 PM. No service is planned. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.


Thomas C. Hoak

Thomas C. Hoak, 69, of Westmoreland City, died Saturday December 30, 2017. He was born March 23, 1948 in Westmoreland City, the son of the late Thomas C. Sr. and Dorothy (Lewis) Hoak. Tom was a retired seventh grade history teacher for the Norwin School District. He was a graduate of California University and received a master’s degree from Duquesne University. He was a member of Primitive Methodist Church, Westmoreland City and a longtime member of Rescue 8, North Huntingdon. He enjoyed gardening, photography, and traveling. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Ruth Ann (Spencer) Hoak; his daughter Ashley L. Hoak of Kirksville, MO; his sisters Shirley (Jerry) Dohey of Forbes Road, Doris (Jim) Scarano of Westmoreland City, and Linda (Tom) Martin of Irwin; also nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the William Snyder Funeral Home Inc., 521 Main Street, Irwin, 724-863-1200, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday. Interment will follow in Union Cemetery. For online condolences please visit www.snyderfuneralservices.com.


James K. Orr

James K. Orr, 75, of Boalsburg, formerly of North Huntingdon, died Sunday December 31, 2017. He was born March 28, 1942 in Wilkinsburg, the son of the late Ralph and Virginia (Knox) Orr. Jim was a retired employee of Baldwin-Whitehall School District having started his career as a teacher then becoming the federal program administrator for the school district. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Irwin. He is survived by his wife of 52 years Margaret “Peg” (McGill) Orr; his children Jennifer “Jennie” Orr of Windsor, CO and James D. “Jay” Orr and his wife Erin of Bellefonte; his grandchildren Grace and Ian Orr; his sister Linda Ribbeck of Indiana; also numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the William Snyder Funeral Home Inc., 521 Main Street, Irwin, 724-863-1200, where a funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. Saturday. In lieu of flowers a contribution can be made to the Bob Perks Cancer Assistance Fund, P.O. Box 313, State College, PA 16804. For online condolences please visit www.snyderfuneralservices.com.

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Marian C. (Campoli) Thompson

Marian C. (Campoli) Thompson, 87, of White Oak, formerly of Blythedale, died Saturday December 30, 2017. She was born August 29, 1930 in Blythedale, a daughter of the late Deano “Blackie” and Viola (Elwood) Campoli and was also preceded in death by her husband Clare D. Thompson. She was a retired sales clerk for Lazarus Department Store, Monroeville Mall. Marian enjoyed the ladies lunch group and was a big Pittsburgh sports fan especially hockey. She is survived by her sisters Lorayne Reynolds of North Huntingdon and Marie Etta Schaefer of New Mexico; also nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and a great great niece Sophia.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the William Snyder Funeral Home Inc., 521 Main Street, Irwin, 724-863-1200, where a funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday. Interment will follow in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Elizabeth Township. In lieu of flowers a contribution can be made in Marian’s name to White Oak Animal Shelter or Grey Paws Sanctuary. For online condolences please visit www.snyderfuneralservices.com.


Nancy J. Dunkis

Nancy J. Dunkis, 58, of Elizabeth Township, died Sunday, December 31, 2017. She was born June 14, 1959 in McKeesport and was the daughter of David G. (Shirley) Dunkis of Moon Township and the late Nancy Young Dunkis who died August 20, 2004, She was a member of St. Patrick Parish, Christy Park, and was a member and past president of the Twentieth Century Club of McKeesport and AMEN Corner. Nancy was a volunteer for Women's Place and was an usherette at PPG Arena. She served as Campaign Manager of Democratic Party Judges Kevin Sasinoski and Donald Machen. She was a graduate of Westminster College and was a Housing Development Coordinator for Allegheny County Economic Development. She was an avid Steeler and Penguin fan. In addition to her father, she is also survived by her step-brothers, Greg (Tina) Spragg of West Aliquippa and Jeff (Heather) Spragg of Oakland, CA, aunts, Mary Anne (Matt) Goodwin of Largo, FL, uncle, Michael Halleron of FL, cousins, Beth Ann Masters of Newark, DE, Jennifer Gildea of Ottsville, David Brinkos of Seminole, FL, Niki (David) Koyalcik, Keli (Eric) Spieger both of Penn Hills, and many friends.

Visitation will be held Friday, January 5, 2018 from 1-4 and 6-8:00 pm at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, director. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, January 6 at 10:00 am at St. Patrick Parish, 310 32nd Street, McKeesport, with The Rev. Thomas Galvin, officiating. Private inurnment will be in the Mausoleum at Mount Vernon Cemetery in Elizabeth Township. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Kane Foundation-Scott, 955 Rivermont Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15207. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 
SERVICES
Visitation

Friday, January 05, 2018
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory
6028 Smithfield Street
Boston, Pennsylvania 15135
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Visitation

Friday, January 05, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory
6028 Smithfield Street
Boston, Pennsylvania 15135
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Mass

Saturday, January 06, 2018
10:00 AM

St. Patrick Parish
310 32nd Street
McKeesport, PA 15132
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Robert E. Abel

Robert Abel, age 75, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at his home.  He was born May 20, 1942 in New Kensington, PA, a son of the late Joseph and Katherine Nowacki Abel.

Robert was a retired veteran of the US Navy with 20 years of service, as a Master Chief Boiler Technician, then later was an independent inspector and expeditor of rotating equipment.  He was a lifetime member of VFW Post 33 Greensburg, American Legion Post 981 Greensburg and enjoyed traveling with his wife to Florida and New York in their motor home.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Ronald Abel.  He is survived by his wife, Barbara Torpey Abel; sons, Michael Abel and his wife, Trisha, Robert Abel; stepsons, Jeffery Platt and his wife, Michelle, Jody Platt and his wife, Ashley; daughter, Catharine Guthrie and her husband, Brad; stepdaughter, Paula Driscoll and her husband, Bill; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and his beloved dog, Bud Light.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA on Friday from 3-7 p.m.  Interment will be private in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville, PA.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.


Jimmy Ray Sturkie

Jimmy Ray Sturkie, age 73 and formerly of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Sunday, December 31, 2017 in Southwestern Nursing Center in West Mifflin.  Born March 24, 1944 in Swansea, SC, he was a son of the late Eugene and Lucille (Stabler) Sturkie.

A former carpenter, Jimmy Ray joins his wife, the late Sherry (Hager) Sturkie who passed away March 19, 2005.  He is survived by his children Jimmy Ray Sturkie, Jr. of Elizabeth Twp., Kelly (Dan) Deabner of Jefferson Hills, and Mellany (Steven) Risha of West Mifflin; his grandchildren Justin Sturkie and Daniel B. Deabner, Jr.; his siblings Bobby (Royce) Cassidy of Swansea, SC, Bill (Claire) Sturkie of White Oak, and Rudy and Johnny (Ruby) Sturkie of Swansea, SC; and also nieces and nephews.  Friends will be received in the Daniel F. Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory, 4504 Walnut St., Versailles Borough, McKeesport, PA 15132 (412-678-3454) on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 from 2 to 4 PM and 6 to 8 PM.  A Funeral Service will be held in the funeral home on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 11 AM with Pastor James D. Crosby officiating.  Procession and interment will follow to Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp.  Memorial contributions in Jimmy Ray's name should be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 1100 Liberty Ave., Ste. E201, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.  www.bekavacfuneralhome.com  

 

Jimmy Ray Sturkie

Jimmy Ray Sturkie, age 73 and formerly of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Sunday, December 31, 2017 in Southwestern Nursing Center in West Mifflin.  Born March 24, 1944 in Swansea, SC, he was a son of the late Eugene and Lucille (Stabler) Sturkie.

A former carpenter, Jimmy Ray joins his wife, the late Sherry (Hager) Sturkie who passed away March 19, 2005.  He is survived by his children Jimmy Ray Sturkie, Jr. of Elizabeth Twp., Kelly (Dan) Deabner of Jefferson Hills, and Mellany (Steven) Risha of West Mifflin; his grandchildren Justin Sturkie and Daniel B. Deabner, Jr.; his siblings Bobby (Royce) Cassidy of Swansea, SC, Bill (Claire) Sturkie of White Oak, and Rudy and Johnny (Ruby) Sturkie of Swansea, SC; and also nieces and nephews.  Friends will be received in the Daniel F. Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory, 4504 Walnut St., Versailles Borough, McKeesport, PA 15132 (412-678-3454) on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 from 2 to 4 PM and 6 to 8 PM.  A Funeral Service will be held in the funeral home on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 11 AM with Pastor James D. Crosby officiating.  Procession and interment will follow to Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp.  Memorial contributions in Jimmy Ray's name should be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 1100 Liberty Ave., Ste. E201, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.  www.bekavacfuneralhome.com  

 

Edward M. Katic

Edward M. Katic, age 93 of North Huntingdon died December 30, 2017 at his home. He was born September 16, 1924 in McKeesport, Pa., a son of the late Mark and Stella Lubinski Katic.

 Ed was a member of Immaculate Conception Church in Irwin. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by General Motors. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, was a member of the VFW Post 781 and a veteran of the U.S. Navy having served during WWII. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Pilipovich Katic in 1999, one brother, John Katic. He is survived by a daughter, Kathy Katic, sister-in-laws, Helen and Jean Pilipovich, nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, great great nieces and nephews and many friends. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, Pa on Wed from 4-8 p.m. A blessing service will be held Thursday 10 a.m in the funeral home chapel. Interment, Irwin Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family for a future memorial bench to be placed at Twin Lakes in memory of Ed, where he was a member of Twin Lakes Fish Club. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.


Matilda L. Morgan

Matilda L. “Tillie” Morgan, age 95 of White Oak, died Friday, December 29, 2017. She was born November 2, 1922 in Bridgeport, Ohio, the daughter of the late Michael and Frances Skorjane Brescel. She was preceded in death by her husband Earle A. Morgan Jr. and her son Richard. Matilda is survived by her son, Michael Earle (Susan) Morgan of Heathsville, VA, daughter in law, Lea Morgan of N. Versailles, grandchildren; Amber (James) Billy, Rick (Michelle) Morgan, Marc (Kristen) Morgan, and Douglas (Lauren) Morgan, also 10 great grandchildren. She was one of 12 siblings and was the last survivor.

Friends and family will be received Tuesday, January 2nd from 4-8 pm at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation & Mortuary Services, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, Supervisor 412-678-6177) where a blessing service will be held Wednesday at 8 am, with Fr. Kevin Dominik officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling, WV. Condolences may be made at www.strifflerfuneralhomes.com


Joseph J. Suncine

Joseph J. Suncine, 74 of North Huntingdon passed away peacefully with his family by his side December 27,2017 at home.

Joseph J. Suncine, 74 passed away December 27, 2017 at home with his family by his side. He was born March 9, 1943 in McKeesport the son of the late James and Ruth (McMillian) Suncine. He was a former employee of G.C. Murphy warehouse in McKeesport, he was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during the Vietnam War. Joseph is survived by his loving wife Connie (Hively) Suncine, a son Jeffery (Yvonne) Suncine and grandson Derek. He is also survived by sisters Ruth Ann (Andrew) Lapinsky, Loreen (Jerry) Varner, Sandy (Robert) Durante, Bonnie Suncine and Toni Matesig and a brother Vince (Stacey) Suncine Neices and Nephews. He was pre deceased by a sister Diane Forsythe and and a brother in law Frank Matesig. According to his wishes there will be no visitation or services. Cremation arrangements are under the care of the William H. Craig Funeral Home,Inc. 3000 Versailles Ave.McKeesport,Pa. 15132 William C. Craig, funeral director.


Robert W. Holmes, Sr.

Robert W. Holmes, Sr., age 88, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at Grandview Estates in Elizabeth Twp. He was a retired supermarket director at Giant Eagle and A&P and a member of the Elizabeth United Methodist Church. He loved to hunt, fish and had a passion for mechanics.

Born October 22, 1929 in Elizabeth, he was a son of the late Grant and Bessie (Breegle) Holmes. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Helen (Kormos) Holmes; daughter, Sheryl (John) Haseleu of Elizabeth Twp.; son, Robert W. (Nikki) Holmes, Jr. of Belle Vernon; grandchildren, Erin (Mike) Zowacki of North Huntingdon, Brittany Holmes of New York, NY, Stacey Haseleu of Elizabeth Twp., Chelsea Holmes of Pittsburgh and Collin Holmes of Eighty-Four; great grandchildren, Caitlin and Ethan Zowacki; sisters, Darlene Roberts of Elizabeth Twp. and Elaine Cartmel of Ohio; also survived by nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, John Wesley Holmes. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 from 2-7 PM. A funeral service will take place on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 10 AM in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Jack H. Piper officiating. Burial to follow in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com


Donald R. Poorman

Donald R. Poorman, age 87, of North Huntingdon, passed away December 23, 2017 at RNC Greensburg. He was born September 19, 1930 in New Stanton, son of the late Frank and Caroline Anderson Poorman.

 Prior to retirement he was a machinist for Radform Tool Company. Donald enjoyed hunting and going to hunting camp, played in the PAL Softball Senior League and liked to play the lottery. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Jeannette Gunsallus Poorman in 2003, brothers Delbert and George, sisters Libby, Ruth and Marie. He is survived by 3 sons, Scot, Steve his wife Patrice, and Gregg, One daughter Susan Poorman, brother Thomas and sister Sara Giron. 5 grandchildren, Melissa, Kirsten, Kasey, Eric and D.J, 7 great grandchildren. Friends will be received on Saturday January 6, 2018 from 10 am to 11 am with a service to follow at 11 am at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com


Martha Mae Lucas Brinko Doban

Martha Mae Lucas Brinko Doban, age 95, passed away December 27, 2017, at Redstone Highlands in North Huntingdon, PA. Mae was born December 20, 1922, in Pittsburgh, PA to the late John T. and Martha M. Heisel Lucas.

 Mae was the devoted mother of five children and their spouses: Joseph J. Brinko of Edmonton, KY; Edward F. and Elizabeth “Betty” J. Brinko of North Huntingdon, PA; Barbara A. and Barry S. Wernikoff of Gibsonia PA; John A. and Catherine Markee Brinko of Manor, PA; and Kathleen T. Brinko and Jon S. Kwiatkowski of Boone, NC. Mae was also loving grandmother to six grandchildren—Edward F. Brinko, Jr., Michael J. Brinko, Bonnie L. Bailey, Christopher J. Brinko, Mieszko Kwiatkowski, and Leah R. Brinko—seven great-grandchildren—Tyler M. Brinko, Chaya Ariel Brinko, Sierra M. Bailey, Logan M. Brinko, Dylan R. Bailey, Carli R. Brinko, and Dominic J. Brinko. Mae is survived by her dear sister, Kathleen Lucas Martin. In addition to her parents, Mae was preceded in death by her first husband Joseph C. Brinko and second husband James. P. Doban; her brother and sister-in-law John C. and Elizabeth C. Lucas; and her sisters and brothers-in-law Dorothy S. Lucas and Charles G. Welker; Elizabeth Lucas and Joseph S. Slagel; Ruth B. Lucas and Robert L. Winschel; Joseph J. Martin and Marian Lucas Wagner. Mae was an active member of St. Agnes Church in North Huntingdon, and for almost three decades, wintered in Ft. Myers, FL. Mae enjoyed international travel, entertaining, dancing, bowling, bingo, and playing cards with her many friends. But Mae’s favorite activity was cooking for and spending time with her family. She will most be remembered for her generosity and sense of humor. The family is very grateful to the caring and compassionate staff of Redstone Highlands Senior Living Community. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Redstone Highlands, 12921 Redstone Drive, North Huntingdon, PA 15642. Family and friends will be received Thursday Jan 4th from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM at JAMES W. SHIRLEY FUNERAL HOME, 176 Clay Pike Rd., North Huntingdon, PA, 15642. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Agnes Catholic Church at 10:00 AM Jan 5th. Interment will follow at St. Mary’s of the Assumption Cemetery, Glenshaw, PA at 2:00 PM. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com


George Michael Cherepko

It is with deep sadness that the family of George Michael Cherepko announces he left this earthly realm, on Saturday, December 23, 2017, at the age of 32 years. George was born in McKeesport on July 14, 1985 where he grew to love the outdoors, bon-fires, sports, and all aspects of the arts including painting, drawing, music and dancing.

George was a loving son, who will forever remain in the hearts and be remembered as a precious gift by his mother Tricia McNelis and step-father Tom Rodgers of Elizabeth Township and George J. Cherepko of McKeesport. In addition, George leaves a legacy of his precious children who he loved beyond words, Natalia, Dylan, and Colin Bargiel and their mother Amanda Bargiel of North Huntingdon, Noah Borreggine-Cherepko and his mother, Noelle Borreggine of McKees Rocks, and Makenna Lace Cherepko and her mother, Chelsea Carini of Belle Vernon.

George was a spirited and loved older brother to Damian Cherepko and sister Chelsea Cherepko of Elizabeth Township. George was the cherished grandson of Kathleen (Kathy) Allen and Toni Lipchey of McKeesport. George will also be fondly missed and loved by his Uncle, Frank (Christie) Kandcer and cousins, Rachel of Pittsburgh, Pierce, Logan and Ethan Kandcer of Elizabeth Township. George will be forever remembered by numerous additional aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.

Private visitation and funeral service was held in the chapel of Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 1638 Lincoln Way, White Oak (412) 672-6322 Troy J. Gilbert, director. The Rev. Jody Dausey, officiated. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.


Yvonne (Beatty) Perry

Yvonne (Beatty) Perry, age 85, of North Versailles, passed away Thursday, December 28, 2017. She was a long-time member of Linway United Presbyterian Church in North Versailles where she taught Sunday school and participated in the women’s groups. She loved doing crafts and enjoyed painting items made of wood that her late husband made. She was known by many because of her work helping voters at the polling booths in North Versailles, and was a fan of the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Indianapolis Colts. She is preceded in death by her husband of over 49 years LeRoy C. Perry; daughter Cathy Medved; parents John Ray and Pearl (Harper) Beatty; and sisters Wanda Morris and Sharon Norris. She is survived by her daughter Dawn (Jerry) Hornyak; son-in-law Steve Medved; grandchildren Jerry (Kara) Hornyak, Joanna (Ron) Michalak, Jennifer (Kris) Kovarik, Christopher (Jessica) Medved and Rebecca (Ryan) Shearer; and great grandchildren Emma, Jacob, Bailey, Brennan, Travis, Austin, Ava, Christian, Brynn and Kailey.

Friends and family will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Forgie-Snyder Funeral Home, 1032 Broadway, East McKeesport, 412-823-8083. A funeral Service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Linway United Presbyterian Church in North Versailles with Rev. Eric Dennis officiating. Interment will follow at Grandview Cemetery in North Versailles. Memorial contributions can be made to either Linway United Presbyterian Church, 600 Lincoln Hwy, North Versailles, PA 15137 or the Disabled American Veterans at www.dav.org. For online condolences please visit www.snyderfuneralservices.com.


Mark R. Smith

Mark R. Smith, age 59, of McKeesport, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday December 27, 2017. He was born November 19, 1958 in McKeesport a son of Barbara (Kossuth) Smith and the late George B. Smith. He worked for many years at Ansaldo STS in Pittsburgh. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his daughter Casey Smith and her fiancée Andrew Rogowski; and brothers George (Kathy) Smith of New Stanton, Roger Smith of McKeesport and Brian (Corinda) Smith of Liberty Boro.

Friends and family will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Forgie-Snyder Funeral Home, 1032 Broadway, East McKeesport, 412-823-8083. Everyone will gather at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home for a funeral service with Rev. James Holland officiating. Interment will follow at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in North Versailles. For online condolences please visit www.snyderfuneralservices.com.


Mary Kay Ashton

Mary Kay Ashton, age 87, of McKeesport, passed away on December 30, 2017. She was born in Warren, PA on April 4, 1930, the daughter of John and Mary Buda Strefeler and the wife of the late Edward J. Ashton. She is survived by her daughter, Jane (John) Aiken of Monroeville: granchildren, Edward Aiken of Durham, NC, Dr. Allison (Mang Chen) Aiken of Berkley, CA, and Janelle (Ian) Eberhardt of Brighton Heights; great grandchild Rohan Aiken Chen; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. She was especially close with her niece, Trish. She is preceded in death by brothers, Edmund & Jim Strefeler. 

Mary Kay Ashton, age 87, of McKeesport, passed away on December 30, 2017. She was born in Warren, PA on April 4, 1930, the daughter of John and Mary Buda Strefeler and the wife of the late Edward J. Ashton. She is survived by her daughter, Jane (John) Aiken of Monroeville: granchildren, Edward Aiken of Durham, NC, Dr. Allison (Mang Chen) Aiken of Berkley, CA, and Janelle (Ian) Eberhardt of Brighton Heights; great grandchild Rohan Aiken Chen; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. She was especially close with her niece, Trish. She is preceded in death by brothers, Edmund & Jim Strefeler. 

Mary Kay belonged to many organizations including AARP #2294, AOH of Pitcairn, Dravosburg American Legion Auxiliary, White Oak American Legion, and was a Renzie Senior. She retired after 30 plus years from Verizon, formerly Bell Telephone, where she was a member of the Bell Telephone Pioneers. 

Friends and family will be received on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 from 2-4 pm & 6-8 pm at Striffler’s of White Oak Cremation and Mortuary Services, Inc., 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, Supervisor 412-678-6177). Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 10:00 am  at North American Martyrs Parish, 2526 Haymaker Road, Monroeville Pa, 15146, with Father Joseph Luisi officating. Burial will follow. Remembrances may be made in Mary Kay’s name to the White Oak American Legion Post #701, 2813 Capitol St., White Oak, PA 15131. Condolences may be made at www.strifflerfuneralhomes.com.


Mary Kay Ashton

Mary Kay Ashton, age 87, of McKeesport, passed away on December 30, 2017. She was born in Warren, PA on April 4, 1930, the daughter of John and Mary Buda Strefeler and the wife of the late Edward J. Ashton. She is survived by her daughter, Jane (John) Aiken of Monroeville: granchildren, Edward Aiken of Durham, NC, Dr. Allison (Mang Chen) Aiken of Berkley, CA, and Janelle (Ian) Eberhardt of Brighton Heights; great grandchild Rohan Aiken Chen; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. She was especially close with her niece, Trish. She is preceded in death by brothers, Edmund & Jim Strefeler. 

Mary Kay Ashton, age 87, of McKeesport, passed away on December 30, 2017. She was born in Warren, PA on April 4, 1930, the daughter of John and Mary Buda Strefeler and the wife of the late Edward J. Ashton. She is survived by her daughter, Jane (John) Aiken of Monroeville: granchildren, Edward Aiken of Durham, NC, Dr. Allison (Mang Chen) Aiken of Berkley, CA, and Janelle (Ian) Eberhardt of Brighton Heights; great grandchild Rohan Aiken Chen; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. She was especially close with her niece, Trish. She is preceded in death by brothers, Edmund & Jim Strefeler. 

Mary Kay belonged to many organizations including AARP #2294, AOH of Pitcairn, Dravosburg American Legion Auxiliary, White Oak American Legion, and was a Renzie Senior. She retired after 30 plus years from Verizon, formerly Bell Telephone, where she was a member of the Bell Telephone Pioneers. 

Friends and family will be received on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 from 2-4 pm & 6-8 pm at Striffler’s of White Oak Cremation and Mortuary Services, Inc., 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, Supervisor 412-678-6177). Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 10:00 am  at North American Martyrs Parish, 2526 Haymaker Road, Monroeville Pa, 15146, with Father Joseph Luisi officating. Burial will follow. Remembrances may be made in Mary Kay’s name to the White Oak American Legion Post #701, 2813 Capitol St., White Oak, PA 15131. Condolences may be made at www.strifflerfuneralhomes.com.


Donald J. Wiernicki

Donald J. Wiernicki, 79, of Glassport died Friday December 29, 2017. He was the son of the late Joseph and Pauline (Marchuska) Wiernicki. He is survived by his beloved wife Lynn Wiernicki; daughter Kim (Mark) Wiernicki; son Brian (Joey) Wiernicki; and grandchildren Justin and Anthony. He was preceded in death by his siblings Joseph, John, and Florence. Donald was a member of the Army Reserves. Arrangements made by the Wojciechowski Funeral Home.


Frank M. Matesig

Frank M. Matesig, age 63, of Glassport, died December 25, 2017, John J. Kane Regional Medical Center.

Frank M. Matesig, age 63, of Glassport, died December 25, 2017, John J. Kane Regional Medical Center. Born May 15, 1954, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Russell, Sr. and Lorraine (Kundman) Matesig and the husband of Toni (Suncine) Matesig. Frank worked as a research tech at Garber Research, in West Mifflin. He was a member of Open Bible Church, in McKeesport. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family. In addition to his wife, Frank is survived by his children, Frank, Jr. and Donnie both of VA; step-children, Anthony (Holly) Jordan of Glassport, Ruth (Dave Paxon) Jordan of Irwin and Michele Jordan of McKeesport; siblings, Wayne (Clara) of Lancaster, PA, Gary of FL, Russell (Ethelda Brownfield), Jr. of McKeesport, Linda of McKeesport; grandchildren, Anthony, Jr., Mitchell, Marissa and Cayla; great grandchildren, Kyra, Desiree, Nichole, Michael and Shania; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Keith Matesig. A memorial service will be held at Open Bible Church, Union Ave., in McKeesport, on Monday, January 1, 2018, at 10 a.m. Arrangements are entrusted to Willig Funeral Home & Crematory.
Condolences may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com


Andrea Bartko, Esq.

Andrea Bartko, Esq., age 55, of White Oak passed away peacefully on December 28, 2017 after a long battle with cancer. Married 35 years to her soul mate and loving husband, Kevin, she cherished every moment with him. Survived by her parents, Leonard and Andrea Fulem Mack of Hudson, FL, brother Daniel Mack of Tampa, FL, and many cousins, nieces and a nephew.

Andrea Bartko, Esq., age 55, of White Oak passed away peacefully on December 28, 2017 after a long battle with cancer. Married 35 years to her soul mate and loving husband, Kevin, she cherished every moment with him. Survived by her parents, Leonard and Andrea Fulem Mack of Hudson, FL, brother Daniel Mack of Tampa, FL, and many cousins, nieces and a nephew. Andrea was a caring and kind person, always eager to help anyone in any way that she could. The General Counsel for international fleet vehicle management company, BBL Fleet, she described the company as her dream job and often said she never had a bad day there. A member of the American and Allegheny Bar Associations, Pittsburgh Professional Women, Society of Human Resources Management, and Association of Corporate Counsel. She also was a former member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Women Business Owners, Pittsburgh Chapter.

Family and friends will be received Monday January 1st from 2-8 pm at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation & Mortuary Service, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, Supervisor 412-678-6177). A mass of Christian burial will be held on Tuesday January 2nd at 10 am at St. Angela Merici Church, 1640 Fawcett Ave., White Oak, PA 15131, with Father Kevin Dominik officiating. Entombment will follow.

Andrea suggested that charitable contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, Attn: Donor Relations, 1645 West 8th Street, Erie, PA, 16505 or a charity of your choice.


Stockings for Soldiers 2017 Results

 The Beinhauer Family and staff are delighted to announce that this year’s Stockings for Soldiers program delivered 2,210 stockings to veterans at home and abroad!  

We sincerely thank all members of the community who came together to help make the 2017 program a success!

Fourth-grade students and staff at Memorial Elementary School in the Bethel Park School District filled 61 Christmas stockings with non-perishable food items and delivered them to the Beinhauer Funeral Home on Route 19 to be distributed to veterans and service men and women through Beinhauer’s Stockings for Soldiers program. Pictured here are some of the fourth-graders who participated in this project. CREDIT: The Almanac

Steve C. Kertis

Steve C. Kertis, age 89 of West Mifflin, died Thursday, December 28, 2017. He was born January 22, 1928 in McKeesport, the son of the late Stephen and Anna Kertis and husband of the late Sarah Rose Bowers Kertis.  He served in the US Army during WWII in the Philippines and Pearl Harbor.  He was employed at US Steel Christy Park Works until he retired then became an optician. He was also a member of the White Oak American Legion Post #701.

Steve is survived by his son Stephen T. (Erika) Kertis of McCordsville, Indiana, daughters; Kathleen A. Hawk of White Oak, Donna M. Yuhasz of Duquesne, grandchildren; William Hawk III, Heidi, Christina, Daniel J., Catherine, Daniel M. Kertis, great grandchildren; Alex, Adam, Ben, Chandler, Gered, Laura, Anna Rose, Ethan, Reese, and Denali, brother; Edward (the late Nancy) Kertis of West Mifflin, sister; Marjorie (the late Johnny) Vukovic of West Mifflin, nephews; John and Gary Vukovic and Jeff, Ronald and Dennis Vukovic.  

He was a loving husband and father.

 Family and friends will be received on Saturday, December 30th from 10 am until 1:30pm at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation & Mortuary Services, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, Supervisor 412-678-6177) followed by a blessing service in the funeral home chapel with Father Kevin Dominik officiating.

Burial will follow at Round Hill Cemetery.


Andrew M. Ryan

Andrew M. Ryan, age 74 of Wall, died Thursday, December 28, 2017. He was born September 28, 1943 in Wilkinsburg, the son of the late Leo Michael and Mary Witouski Ryan. Andrew worked for Keystone Auto Parts from 1976 until his retirement in 2007. He loved woodworking and was so proud of all the projects he made for so many friends and family. 

He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Maureen R. Brannan Ryan, daughter Andrea M. (Anthony) Murajda of Wilmington, North Carolina, sister, Grace (the late Yaro) Cerny of Strongsville, Ohio, sister-in-law, Judi Ryan of Mechanicsville, Virginia, also nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother Timothy Ryan and sister Mayme Nelson.

Family and friends will be received Friday, Dec. 29th from 2:00-4:00 pm and 6:00-8:00 pm at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation & Mortuary Services, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, Supervisor 412-678-6177). Mass of Christian burial will be held Saturday, Dec. 30th at 9:30 am in Saint Jude the Apostle Parish with Fr. John Brennan officiating.  Entombment will follow.


Lisa A. Abrams

Lisa A. Abrams, age 74 of Pittsburgh, formally of Fall River, MA, died Wednesday, December 27, 2017. She was born November 29, 1943 in Tuscon, Arizona, the daughter of the late Ruth Wolpoff.

She is survived by her sons; Seth (Rebecca) Abrams of White Oak, and Neal (Julie) Abrams of Syracuse, New York, also 5 grandchildren. Services were held Thursday, December 28th at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation & Mortuary Services (Sue Striffler Galaski, Supervisor, 412-678-6177). Condolences may be made at strifflerfuneralhomes.com.


Geraldine C. Galloway McCray

Friends will be received Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Mt. Olive First Baptist Church, 451 Park Avenue, Clairton, Pennsylvania, where services will begin at 12:00 p.m.

Arrangements entrusted to the Robert A. Waters Funeral Home, Inc., Clairton, PA.

For the full obituary visit https://www.watersfuneralhome.net/notices/Geraldine-McCray


Mattie Lee Wilson

Friends will be received Saturday, December 30, 2017, 10:00 am - 11:00 am at Morning Star Baptist Church, 307 Shaw Avenue, Clairton, Pennsylvania, where services will begin at 11:00a.m.

Interment will follow in the Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth, Pennsylvania.

Arrangements entrusted to the Robert A. Waters Funeral Home, Inc., Clairton, PA.

For the full obituary please visit https://www.watersfuneralhome.net/notices/Mattie-Wilson


Alverda Colflesh

Alverda Colflesh,age 94, formally of Levelgreen, passed away at her daughter Sandra's house in Kingston, Ma, Friday, December 22, 2017.

 She was predeceased by her husband of 56 years, Ronald, as well as her parents, Henry and Grace Rugg, sister Mary Colflesh, brother Kenneth Rugg, and an infant son. She is survived by her daughter Sandra (Barry) of Kingston, Ma, and her son Rick(Ellen Chris) of Granville, WV;4 four granddaughters-Sherree (Keith) Smith Williams, Sara (Joel) Ferguson, all of Plymouth, Ma, Kristin (Ty) Carter of Rivesville, WV, and Karey Colflesh of Granville, WV. She was the beloved Great Grammy to Douglas Williams, Alexis and Avery Ferguson, all of Plymouth, Ma and Cadence and Colton Carter of Rivesville, WV, as well as many nieces and nephews. Alverda was a charter member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Ursina, Pa, a member of the Norwin Church of the Nazarene, a member of the Senior Citizens in Levelgreen until she moved to Massachusetts in 2013, and an auxiliary member of the 736 Tank Battalion. Alverda was an avid gardener, cook, and baker. For many years, Alverda and her husband Ronald enjoyed going to the 736 Tank Battalion Reunions. They traveled widely around the country and enjoyed reuniting with old friends. Alverda will be sadly missed by all who knew her.
Friends will be received on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA. Additional viewing will take place on Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Norwin Church of the Nazarene. A funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. with Pastor Nate Patnode officiating. Interment in Kingwood Cemetery, Somerset, PA. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.


Richard James Svec

   Richard James Svec, age 83, of North Huntingdon, died December 26, 2017, at Select Specialty, Montifiore Hospital.  Born January 11, 1934, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Paul A. and Stella (Prizner) Svec and the husband of Gayle (Porter) Svec for 64 years.

   Richard retired from the McKeesport Daily News where he was a printer.  Richard worked at First Student in North Huntingdon after retirement.  He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church.  His greatest joy was spending time with his grandchildren.  He loved his pet dogs, Connor and  Rocky and his cat Milo. He enjoyed their mountain home, boating and watching the hummingbirds.

   In addition to his wife, Richard is survived by daughter, Paula (John) Lydon of Bethel Park; sons, Richard (Kimberly) Svec, Jr. of Harveys Lake and Bruce (Cheryl Barbarino) Svec of Valencia, CA; grandchildren, Eric (Amanda Therrian) Svec, Maureen (Mike) Bilyeu, Daniel (Summer) Svec, Patrick (Joy Martin) Lydon, Kevin Svec, Bridget (Daniel McMurtrie) Lydon, Emily (Tyler Rhea) Svec; many nieces and nephews; and many great nieces and great nephews.

   He was also preceded in death by brother, Robert Svec and sisters, Alice “Toots” Gossman and Margaret Hobby.

   Family and friends will be received at Willig Funeral Home & Crematory on Friday, December 29, 2017 from 2 – 8 p.m.  Funeral service will be Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 11 a.m. in Wesley Presbyterian Church. Pastor William Meekins will officiate.  Family and friends will gather at the funeral home at 10 a.m.

   Memorial contributions are suggested to: Auberle Home, 1101 Hartman Street, McKeesport, PA 15132 or The Washington Area Humane Society, 1527 PA-136, Eighty Four, PA 15330.

Condolences may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com


Ruth Whiteman

Ruth Whiteman, age 70, of White Oak, died on December 24, 2017. She was born October 27, 1947 in McKeesport, the daughter of the late Andrew and Mary (Stanwiki) Balawajder. Ruth was employed as a secretary for the U.S. government at the Pentagon for over 30 years. 

Ruth Whiteman, age 70, of White Oak, died on December 24, 2017. She was born October 27, 1947 in McKeesport, the daughter of the late Andrew and Mary (Stanwiki) Balawajder. Ruth was employed as a secretary for the U.S. government at the Pentagon for over 30 years. 

She is survived by her loving husband, Linn; brother Robert (Carol) Balawajder of Pleasant Hills; and sister Barbara Balawajder of McKeesport.

Services were held Tuesday December 26, 2017 at Striffler’s of White Oak Cremation and Mortuary Services, Inc., 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, Supervisor, 412-678-6177). Condolences may be made at strifflerfuneralhomes.com


William John "Maddog" Mantz III

William John “Maddog” Mantz III, 70, of Clairton, formerly of Elrama, passed away at home on Tuesday, December 26, 2017.  He was born May 17, 1947 in Pittsburgh to the late William J. Jr. and Thelma Jester Mantz.   William is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Sally Clark Mantz; son, Michael Mantz of Finleyville; adopted son, Jesse Ingram of Clairton; daughters, Amy Mantz of Clairton, Jillian (Anthony Vivirto) Mantz of Perryopolis, Melissa Cherok of Donora; grandchildren, Nico, Bella, Trevor, Shaunie, Emily, Natalia, Hunter, Abagael; brothers-in-law, Ronald Clark and Rodney McGlumphy; nephews, Thomas Turnell, William Payne; niece, Melody Whitehouse.  Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Ruthie Jones. William served in the US Army during the Vietnam War from 1968 to 1972, was the proud owner of a ’79 Harley Super Glide and ’79 Corvette. He loved working, model cars, collecting diecast motorcycles, traveling and socializing.  Family and friends will be received Friday, December 29, 2017 from 4 – 8 pm at S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th Street,  Clairton,  PA   15025.  A service will take place at the funeral home immediately following visitation.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com


Helen T. Getner

HELEN T. GETNER age 101, of West Mifflin, in the quiet stillness of Christmas morning, four days short of her 102nd birthday, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Anna (Gombita) Pundzak. She was a member of Christ the Light of the World Parish and a member of the Women of the Moose. Wife of the late Stephen J. Getner; mother of Stephen (Dolores) Getner of Butler, Kenneth (Paulette) Getner of Duquesne, Dianne (Kenneth) Awenowicz of West Mifflin, Richard (Valerie) Getner of Fort Myers, FL; also ten grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren; sister of Michael (late Dorothy) Pundzak of Toledo, OH; predeceased by her brothers and sisters, John Pundzak, Joseph Pundzak, Mary Parenicka, Anna Peklansky, Pauline Rohall and Margaret Pancurak. Visitation Thursday, December 28, 2017, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the MALOY - SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300. Funeral on Friday, December 29, 2017, her 102nd birthday, Blessing Service at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Name Church of Christ the Light of the World Parish at 10 a.m. Rev. Thomas Lewandowski, officiating. Burial will be in Holy Name Cemetery, West Mifflin. Memorial contributions may be made to Christ the Light of the World Parish, 32 S. First St., Duquesne, PA 15110. Her family would like to thank Sycamore Estate for their kind and compassionate care given to Helen and her family.


MARGARET E. "MARGIE" (HARSHMAN) BUDAI

MARGARET E. "MARGIE" (HARSHMAN) BUDAI age 59, of West Mifflin, in the quiet stillness of Christmas morning, at home, she was a daughter of Miriam L. (Boyce) Harshman of Charlotte, NC and the late Charles O. Harshman. She was the deli manager at Kennywood Giant Eagle with 37 years service. She enjoyed baking, making candy, was a golf fan and loved all Pittsburgh sports. She was the wife of 16 years to Brian Patterson; sister of Barb (Bill) Baird of Beaver Falls, John Harshman of East McKeesport, Bob (Cheryl) Harshman of East McKeesport, Linda (John) Yuhasz of West Mifflin, Kathleen (Dennis) Procacina of North Versailles, Terry (Donna) Harshman of West Mifflin, Amy (Mike) Ballough of Charlotte, NC, Mickey (Sis) Harshman of Las Vegas, Thomas Harshman, West Mifflin, Daniel (Tammy) Harshman of Greenock and the late Charles Harshman; sister-in-law of Ingrid (Jim) Hawkins of Florida; also multiple nieces and nephews. Memorial visitation on Friday, December 29, 2017, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the MALOY - SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300 where a Memorial Service will be held at 4 p.m. Rev. Terry O'Connor, officiating.


Betty Jane Dinning

Betty Jane Dinning, age 91 of Wilkinsburg, formerly of Braddock, died Friday, December 22, 2017.  She was born in Somerset on August 26, 1926 and is the daughter of the late Connell and Mary Elizabeth Love Dinning.  She is also preceded in death by her brother, John Love Dinning.  She worked as an executive secretary at Westinghouse for nearly 50 years when she retired.

She is survived by her sister-in-law, Laura K. Dinning of Dravosburg; nieces, Constance (Roy) Hetrick of Greensburg, Suzanne Dinning of Tumwater, Washington; nephews, John (Mona) Dinning of Green Isle, Minnesota, and Allen (Crassandra) Dinning of West Mifflin.

Services were held Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at Monongahela Cemetery.  Arrangements by Strifflers of White Oak Cremation & Mortuary Services, (Sue Striffler Galaski, Supervisor 412-678-6177). Condolences may be made at www.strifflerfuneralhomes.com.


Betty Jane Dinning

Betty Jane Dinning, age 91 of Wilkinsburg, formerly of Braddock, died Friday, December 22, 2017.  She was born in Somerset on August 26, 1926 and is the daughter of the late Connell and Mary Elizabeth Love Dinning.  She is also preceded in death by her brother, John Love Dinning.  She worked as an executive secretary at Westinghouse for nearly 50 years when she retired.

She is survived by her sister-in-law, Laura K. Dinning of Dravosburg; nieces, Constance (Roy) Hetrick of Greensburg, Suzanne Dinning of Tumwater, Washington; nephews, John (Mona) Dinning of Green Isle, Minnesota, and Allen (Crassandra) Dinning of West Mifflin.

Services were held Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at Monongahela Cemetery.  Arrangements by Strifflers of White Oak Cremation & Mortuary Services, (Sue Striffler Galaski, Supervisor 412-678-6177). Condolences may be made at www.strifflerfuneralhomes.com.


Marsha R. Dubos

Marsha R. Dubos, 80, of Elizabeth Township, died unexpectedly Monday, December 25, 2017 in Jefferson Hospital. She was born August 16, 1937 in West Brownsville and was the daughter of the late Vendel and Mary (Kassia) Reder. She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church and the Christian Mother's in Elizabeth Township. She is survived by her husband, Chester S. Dubos, sons, Denis (Krysandra) Dubos of Brentwood, Ronald (Marilyn) Dubos of Waynesburg, and David Dubos of Jefferson Hills, sister, Ruthann Gaylord of Squirrel Hill, grandchildren, Justin, Michael, Devin and Alexa, nieces, nephews, special friend, David North of Jefferson Hills, and her special furry friend, Oskie. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Elmer and Ronald Reder and sisters, Mary Reder, Grace Koches and Helen Horvath. Friends are welcome Thursday, December 28, from 4-8:00 pm at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, director. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, December 29 at 10:00 am at St. Michael's Catholic Church with The Rev. Thomas Wagner, officiating. Interment will follow in Round Hill Cemetery in Elizabeth Township. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 
SERVICES
Visitation

Thursday, December 28, 2017
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory
6028 Smithfield Street
Boston, Pennsylvania 15135

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Mass

Friday, December 29, 2017
10:00 AM

St. Michael Parish
101 McClay Drive
Elizabeth, PA 15037

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David Charles Taylor

David Charles Taylor, 69, of Rostraver, died Saturday, December 23, 2017 at home. He was born June 3, 1948 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Thomas L. and Agnes Blank Taylor. David had worked for the US Postal Service and was a member of the Rostraver Sportsman's Club and the NRA. He was a US Marine Corps Veteran of the Vietnam War. For his service, he received the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnamese Service Medal with 1 star and device, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm and the Purple Heart Medal. He is survived by his wife, Eleanor Gogoel Taylor, son, Michael Andrew Taylor of West Mifflin, daughter, Kristin Michelle (Donald) Pope of West Alexander, grandchildren, Madelyne Nicole Taylor, Nash Ryker Pope and Colt Ryder Pope, brothers, Paul Taylor of North Huntingdon and Robert (Andrea) Taylor of McKeesport, sisters, Marie (John) Proffitt of North Huntingdon, Geraldine Donnelly and Martha Reese of Irwin, Stella Hall of White Oak, Dorothy (Robert) Miller and Emma Supp of West Mifflin, and Ruth Ann (Ron) Dixon of McKeesport, sister-in-law, B.J. Taylor of Port Vue, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, Thomas L. Taylor, Jr.

Friends are welcome Wednesday, December 27 from 2-4 and 6-8:00 pm at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, director. Service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Thursday, December 28 at 11:30 am. Interment with Military Honors will follow at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 
SERVICES
Visitation

Wednesday, December 27, 2017
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory
6028 Smithfield Street
Boston, Pennsylvania 15135

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Visitation

Wednesday, December 27, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory
6028 Smithfield Street
Boston, Pennsylvania 15135

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Funeral Service

Thursday, December 28, 2017
11:30 AM

Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory
6028 Smithfield Street
Boston, Pennsylvania 15135

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Doris F. (Geiger) Ireland

Doris F. (Geiger) Ireland, 73, of Westmoreland City, died Wednesday December 20, 2017. She was born August 15, 1944 in Braddock, a daughter of the late Clyde and Florence (Burk) Geiger and was also preceded in death by her son in law Matthew Gunkle; siblings Florence Loutsenhizer and Russel Geiger. Doris is a retired employee of Giant Eagle, North Huntingdon after 30 years of service, she volunteered at the Norwin Community Resource Center, and was a member at the First United Methodist Church, Irwin, where she volunteered in the foodbank program. She is survived by her daughter Judy Gunkle of North Huntingdon, and son William Fowler (Trisha) of CT; grandchildren Nicole, Megan, Britny, William, Zachary, Christian, and Elaine; her siblings David (Corrine) Geiger of West Hempfield, and Thayer (Sue) Geiger of Trafford.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday December 28, 2017, at the William Snyder Funeral Home Inc., 521 Main Street, Irwin, 724-863-1200. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the First United Methodist Church, Irwin, with Rev. Bruce Judy officiating. Interment will follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park , North Huntingdon. In lieu of flowers a contribution can be made to the American Cancer Society, 320 Bilmar Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 15205. For online condolences please visit www.snyderfuneralservices.com.


Elizabeth A. Evans

Elizabeth A. Evans, 73, of ElizabethTwp., passed away Tuesday, December 26, 2017. Born September 29, 1944 in McKeesport Hospital. She was the daughter of the late James and Esther Allen. Liz is survived by her husband of 55 years Larry Evans Sr.; children Lora Walz of McKeesport, Larry (Deborah) Evans Jr. of Elizabeth Twp., Timothy Evans of Elizabeth, and Christopher (Dana) Evans of Elizabeth Twp; 11 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; sisters Esther Deisroth of Clairton and Cathy Evans of West Virginia. She was preceded in death by her daughter Tracey Evans; brothers Fred Allen and Eugene Allen; sisters Marion Mitchell, Nancy Kypreos, and Dolores Satterfield; step-mother Ruth Allen. Liz was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Clairton. Friends will be received Friday at the Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport from 2-4 and 6-8 at which time a service will be held with Rev. Harold Dangel. Liz lived for her family, she opened her heart and her home to everyone she met and always made them feel welcomed. She will be greatly missed by all.


Donald J. Myslewski

Donald J. Myslewski, 76, of North Huntingdon, passed away, Monday December 25, 2017.  Born June 5, 1941, he was the son of the late Joseph and Helen Myslewski.

Prior to his retirement, Donald worked for US Steel and Dillner Transfer and Storage Co. and was a member of St. Agnes Church.  Don was a graduate of Hurst High School in 1959 and Penn State University in 1963.  He was a veteran of the US Army having served from 1963 to 1965.  Don loved "old time" country music, especially Blue Grass and loved riding his Harley.  He was a ham radio operator, K3CHD and was active in many of their organizations and a proud member of the Lions Club.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Raymond Myslewski and stepmother Frances Shea Myslewski.  He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Marian Wolk Myslewski.  Don was a proud and loving father to Daniel Myslewski and his wife, Lee Anne of Vienna, VA; brother, Larry Myslewski of Washington, D.C.; sister-in-law, Carolyn Myslewski; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  He will be missed by family and his furry friends Frank and Fred.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.  In Donald's memory, donations may be made to your favorite charity. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com


Bonnie B. Torrence

Bonnie B. Torrence, age 69, of White Oak, died December 24, 2017, at home.

Bonnie B. Torrence, age 69, of White Oak, died December 24, 2017, at home. Born August 6, 1948, in Elizabeth Twp., she was the daughter of the late Ben and Ida Belle (Winemiller) Bucklew and the wife of John J. Torrence, for over 48 years. Bonnie dedicated her life to caring for her children. She enjoyed working crafts, sewing and collecting many things, her favorite was her angel collection. Bonnie's true passion was spending time with her family and friends. In addition to her husband John, she is survived by her children, Timothy S. Torrence of White Oak and Kimberly (Kenneth) Thornton of White Oak; siblings, Roe Bucklew of WA, Wilda Hyskell of Scottdale, PA, Sally Oatman of Elizabeth Twp., PA and Mary Jane Bartko of Scottdale, PA; also many nieces and nephews. In additon to her parents Bonnie was also preceded in death by her daughter, Bonnie Jean Torrence; siblings, Jack Bucklew and Paulette Perlick; brother-in-law, Thomas Torrence.
Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home and Crematory on Thursday, December 28, 2017, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday, December 29, 2017, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 30, 2017, at 10 a.m., in the funeral home chapel, with Pastor Jody Dausey officiating. Burial will follow in McKeesport & Versailles Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com


Ensuring the Protection of Digital Assets Prior to Your Death

Each time you sign up for an online service, send an email or post a status update to Facebook, your digital footprint is left on the web.  Because most of us use the Internet on a daily basis, there’s literally thousands of pages and portals that house our personal information.

While it may not seem like a big deal now since you can always delete your email inbox or deactivate social media accounts if you fall ill later, consider what would happen to your online profiles if you unexpectedly passed away.

Most inheritance laws don’t include clauses that give your next of kin access to your digital assets– instead forcing them to go through third-party entities to retrieve this information.  Yet, there are some steps you can take now to ensure that these type of intellectual properties are properly managed following your death.

social media profileWhat Constitutes a Digital Asset?

In its simplest form, a digital asset is any form of property that isn’t a tangible object. Whereas you may own a home, car or other personal belongings, digital assets are your things that exist only online.

For most people, this includes emails and account login information, access to subscription services – like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime – downloaded music and videos, personal photos, and created content shared via social media.

However, this list is sure to expand since more and more assets are becoming digitized, such as archives and scanned documents.

What Happens to Your Accounts When You Die?

If you don’t have a plan in place for your email and/or social media accounts after you die, they could inevitably exist on the web for an infinite amount of time – simply because most laws aren’t written to handle this type of asset transfer or deletion.

As a result, it’s important to determine what you want to happen to your accounts before death and put the request in writing. This could mean either keeping the account active after you’re gone by transferring login privileges to another individual, or deleting it entirely.

While most individuals opt to turn their profiles into public memorials – similar to the approach taken by Facebook where others can post on your wall after you pass away – there are instances when a login will need to be transferred, most notably if it corresponds to a business’ official account.

Moreover, most email services will give family members permission to view your sent and received messages if they provide a legitimate death certificate and proper identification. To do this, however, they will need to make a formal request by contacting the email server host.

Managing Digital Assets before Death

Although the best method to ensure the smoothest transfer of your digital assets is by including their fate in your will and testament or trust fund document, there are easier ways around this that don’t require a lawyer.

One approach is to check each account’s Terms of Use to see what each company’s policy is concerning a subscriber or user’s death. Most will directly state what can or cannot be done in regard to the transfer of assets.

Or, to simplify, create a plan that divvies up your digital assets and import all relevant information, such as passwords and login credentials, into a spreadsheet.

This way all the information can be easily located and your family can either permanently delete – or continue to use – your online accounts, depending on your final wishes.

For more tips to help you prepare your final arrangements, or to speak with one of our licensed funeral directors, call Beinhauer Family Funeral Homes & Cremation Service at 724-941-3211.


Richard S. Cotter

Richard S. Cotter, age 63, of Finleyville, passed away on Monday, December 18, 2017 in Bermuda. He was a senior MEP coordinator for DCK Worldwide in Pittsburgh. He was a member of the IDPA, a competitive marksman, and a ham radio operator.

Born May 22, 1954 in Oakland, CA, he was a son of the late Neil and Louise Lucero Cotter. He is survived by his wife, Mary Katherine (Lawry) Cotter; daughter, Tiffany Morgan of Jefferson Hills; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sister, Sheila Streeter of California; brother, Mark Cotter of California; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by daughter, Leah LaBryer. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Friday, Dec. 29, 2017,  from 1-3 and 5 until the time of service at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel  with Pastor Jude Urso officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.


Richard S. Cotter

Richard S. Cotter, age 63, of Finleyville, passed away on Monday, December 18, 2017 in Bermuda. He was a senior MEP coordinator for DCK Worldwide in Pittsburgh. He was a member of the IDPA, a competitive marksman, and a ham radio operator.

Born May 22, 1954 in Oakland, CA, he was a son of the late Neil and Louise Lucero Cotter. He is survived by his wife, Mary Katherine (Lawry) Cotter; daughter, Tiffany Morgan of Jefferson Hills; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sister, Sheila Streeter of California; brother, Mark Cotter of California; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by daughter, Leah LaBryer. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Friday, Dec. 29, 2017,  from 1-3 and 5 until the time of service at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel  with Pastor Jude Urso officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.


Jennie Zacur Shirley

Jennie Zacur Shirley, age 90, of North Huntingdon died peacefully, December 25, 2017 after many years of suffering from Parkinson's Disease.

She was born Feb 14, 1927 in Latrobe, PA where she grew up on Depot Street. She was the daughter of the late Alex and Sarah Khoury Zacur. Jennie and her late husband James W. were the original owners of the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, opening in 1964. In her early years Jennie was involved in many community activities including the Norwin Lioness Club, Circleville Methodist Church and  Circleville Firehall Ladies Auxillary. Her favorite pastime however, was being a mother and grandmother. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Mary  Olson, Margaret Newmeyer, Iva Lipinski; and one brother, John Zacur. She is survived by two daughters, Pamela Shirley Kukich and her husband, Dr. Melvin Kukich, Patricia Blosat and husband, Jim; and son James W. Jr and wife, Pam; sister, Lila Ferris; brother, George Zacur (Clare); grandchildren, Ryan Bushik, Melanie Kukich, Jonathan Shirley serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, Steven and Joshua Greenawalt; and great-granddaughter, Parker. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home on Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon, with a service to follow in the funeral home chapel. A special thank you to Three Rivers Hospice for their kind and compassionate care for 1 1/2 years, especially her nurses, Erica S., Erica L., Ellen and all of her home aides.   In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Three Rivers Hospice, 2500 Mosside Blvd., Monroeville, Pa, or Norwin Area Meals On Wheels, P.O. Box 80, Irwin, PA  15642.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.


Jennie Zacur Shirley

Jennie Zacur Shirley, age 90, of North Huntingdon died peacefully, December 25, 2017 after many years of suffering from Parkinson's Disease.

She was born Feb 14, 1927 in Latrobe, PA where she grew up on Depot Street. She was the daughter of the late Alex and Sarah Khoury Zacur. Jennie and her late husband James W. were the original owners of the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, opening in 1964. In her early years Jennie was involved in many community activities including the Norwin Lioness Club, Circleville Methodist Church and  Circleville Firehall Ladies Auxillary. Her favorite pastime however, was being a mother and grandmother. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Mary  Olson, Margaret Newmeyer, Iva Lipinski; and one brother, John Zacur. She is survived by two daughters, Pamela Shirley Kukich and her husband, Dr. Melvin Kukich, Patricia Blosat and husband, Jim; and son James W. Jr and wife, Pam; sister, Lila Ferris; brother, George Zacur (Clare); grandchildren, Ryan Bushik, Melanie Kukich, Jonathan Shirley serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, Steven and Joshua Greenawalt; and great-granddaughter, Parker. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home on Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon, with a service to follow in the funeral home chapel. A special thank you to Three Rivers Hospice for their kind and compassionate care for 1 1/2 years, especially her nurses, Erica S., Erica L., Ellen and all of her home aides.   In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Three Rivers Hospice, 2500 Mosside Blvd., Monroeville, Pa, or Norwin Area Meals On Wheels, P.O. Box 80, Irwin, PA  15642.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.


Margery Lou Burns

Margery Lou Burns, 83, of Elizabeth Township, died Saturday, December 23, 2017 at home. She was born June 21, 1934 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late William A. and Jean C. Vernon Hacker. She was the wife of the late Richard "Dick" Thomas Burns, Jr., who died May 21, 2014. She is survived by her daughters, Cindy (Greg) Barton of North Huntingdon and Marcy Perkins of Forward Township, sister, Dianne (Hartley) King of Mount Vernon, grandchildren, Jamie (David) Diehl, Dana Barton, Amy (fiancée, Adam Gronau) Perkins, and Melissa and Ryan Perkins, great-grandchildren, Timothy and Jason Diehl and Makayla and Aiden Perkins, nieces and nephews.

Friends are welcome Wednesday, December 27  from 2-4 and 6-8:00 pm at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, director. Service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Thursday, December 28  at 10:00 am with The Rev. W. Stephen Morse, officiating. Interment will follow at the Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association at 412-824-1181. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 
SERVICES
Visitation

Wednesday, December 27, 2017
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory
6028 Smithfield Street
Boston, Pennsylvania 15135

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Visitation

Wednesday, December 27, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory
6028 Smithfield Street
Boston, Pennsylvania 15135

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Funeral Service

Thursday, December 28, 2017
10:00 AM

Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc.
1638 Lincoln Way
White Oak, Pennsylvania 15131

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Louis “Chum” Borelle Jr.

Louis “Chum” Borelle Jr., 86, of North Versailles died Sunday December 24, 2017. He was born January 21, 1931 in Jerome, a son of the late Louis Sr. and Goldie (Todero) Borelle and was also preceded in death by a daughter Lisa Marie Borelle and siblings Evelyn Adams, Dorothy Montgomery, Lillian Walls, and Frank, William, Vincent, and Wayne Borelle. Lou was a graduate of St. Francis University and a retired production control manager for Mine Safety Appliance, Murrysville. He was an Army veteran serving during the Korean Conflict and a member of American Legion Post 701 White Oak. He was a member of St. Robert Bellarmine Church, East McKeesport, an honorary life member of Knights of Columbus Council 4925, and was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fly fishing and hunting. He is survived by his wife of over sixty years Geraldine M. (Baran) Borelli; his children Donna J. (John) Grubbs of Westmoreland City, Anthony L. (Debra) Borelle and David M. Borelle (Denise Logan) both of North Versailles, and Kimberly A. Gregory of Pittsburgh; four grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; a sister Darla Shaffer of Dubois; also nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Forgie-Snyder Funeral Home, 1032 Broadway, East McKeesport, 412-823-8083. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Robert Bellarmine Church. Interment with military honors will follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park. The family would like to thank the staff at Woodhaven Care Center for their kind and compassionate care. In lieu of flowers a contribution can be made to Wounded Warriors. For online condolences please visit www.snyderfuneralservices.com.


Vaughn C. Vid

Vaughn C. Vid, age 21, of Irwin, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, December 20, 2017. He was born September 22, 1996 in Jeannette, a son of Cheryl L. (Skinner) Bell of Irwin and the late Vernon R. Vid. He worked for Elcon Electric, Irwin, and formerly worked at CIS installers. He loved the outdoors, fishing, playing guitar, and loved spending time with family. In addition to his father, he is preceded in death by his grandparents John and Jane Vid and Herb Skinner; and a sister Brianna Dawn Bell. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his step-father Joseph R. Bell Jr. of Irwin; a brother Joseph R. (Denise) Bell III of Coal Center; a sister Alahna (Mike) O’Brien of Jeanette; his grandmother Peg Skinner; and his pet dog Cali.

Services and interment were private. Arrangements were handled by the William Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., 521 Main Street, Irwin, 724-863-1200. For online condolences please visit www.snyderfuneralservices.com.


Lisa Marie Bitkowski Snyder

Lisa Marie Bitkowski Snyder, age 51, a lifetime resident of Clairton and Jefferson, passed away on Friday, December 22nd, 2017 at the Jefferson Medical Center A.G.H.N. She was born August 14, 1966 in McKeesport to the late Leonard Bitkowski and Nancy Yokanko Bitkowski. Lisa was the loving wife of 29 years to William H. Snyder. She is survived by her husband William of Clairton, mother Nancy Yokanko Bitkowski of Jefferson Hills, her children; Gabrielle Snyder, Toni Snyder, Thomas Snyder all of Clairton, and Matthew (Nicole) Snyder of Ambridge, grandchild Giovonna Snyder of Clairton, and sisters; Sherrie (Scott) Bash of Jefferson Hills and Pam (Jerry) Angotti of Jefferson Hills. Lisa was preceded in death by her father, Leonard Bitkowsi and her brother Leonard Bitkowsi Jr. She was a member of the St. Clare of Assisi Church in Clairton.  Lisa enjoyed cooking and being a homemaker. She will be remembered as a person who deeply loved her family, and a wonderful mother and grandmother. A woman that was the life of the party, strong but with a kind heart, and a fiercely loyal “Momma Bear” is the legacy Lisa leaves behind.  Family and friends will be received on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 from 4-8pm at S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th St, Clairton, PA 15025. A service will take place immediately following visitation at 8pm at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made directly to the funeral home to defray costs.

A Message from Heaven

Perhaps you aren’t ready yet
to have to say good-bye...
Perhaps you’ve thought of things
you wish you’d said
well, so have I.

For one thing, I’d have told you
not to worry about me...
I’m with the Lord in Heaven now
you knew that’s where I’d be.

I’m sorry that you’re feeling sad
for I’m so happy now...
I’ve asked the Lord to ease the hurt
and comfort you somehow.

It’s hard at the beginning
but I know you’ll make it through...
I hope it helps to know that
I’ll be waiting here for you.


Frances V. Geer Reyes

Frances V. Geer Reyes, age 94 of Chagrin Falls, OH and formerly of Port Vue, passed away on Friday, December 22, 2017 in Arden Courts of Chagrin Falls.  Born February 28, 1923, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Katherine (LaRocca) Amicarella. 

A former cafeteria worker at South Allegheny High School, she will be fondly remembered by the many SAHS alums who passed through the cafeteria line between 1964 and 1974.  Frances was preceded in death by her first husband John Sherman Geer, her second husband Charles Reyes, and a daughter Deborah Geer-Russo.  She is survived by her daughters Judith (James) Liberty of Concord, OH and Patricia (Frank) Smith of Milton, MA, her grandchildren Courtney and Frank Smith IV and Mark Liberty, her sister Mary Kisan of Versailles, and also nieces and nephews.   Her family would also like to thank the nurses, caregivers, and entire staff of Arden Courts of Chagrin Falls for their outstanding care of Frances for the past 11 years.  Friends will be received in the Daniel F. Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory, 4504 Walnut St., Versailles Borough, McKeesport, PA 15132 (412-678-3454) on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 from 4 to 8 PM.  A Blessing will be held on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at 10 AM in the funeral home with procession and burial to follow to Calvary Cemetery, Port Vue.  www.bekavacfuneralhome.com  


SHERYN L. BACHOWSKI

SHERYN L. BACHOWSKI age 50, of Penn Hills, on December 20, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Franklin Leroy and Donna Lee (Lyons) Swartz. She was a benefits coordinator for Cottingham in Butler and enjoyed spending time on her computer, was a country western fan and loved her dog, Blackie. Wife of 17 years to Jeff D. Bachowski; also survived by her uncle, Thomas (Jane) Lyons of Bethel Park. Memorial visitation on Thursday, December 28, 2017, from 9-10 a.m. at the MALOY - SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300 where her funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Rev. Thomas Lewandowski, officiating.


Rita Louise Hale

Rita Louise Hale, 86, of White Oak, died Friday, December 22, 2017. She was born January 20, 1931 in East McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Herman and Lina Weiss Steinebronn. Rita attended First Evangelical Free Church and had worked for the former Westinghouse Air Brake in Wilmerding. She is survived by her husband, Harold R. Hale, daughter, Beverly J. (Robert) Conley of White Oak, sons, Lester R. (Jean) Hale and Martin W. (Gloria) Hale of North Huntingdon, grandchildren, Shawn Conley, Suzanne Henderson, Stephen Conley, Benjamin Hale, Jonathan Hale, Samuel Hale and Courtney Hale, great-grandchildren, Lauren and Jack Conley and Emmeline and Avalyn Henderson.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Kurt Steinebronn. Friends are welcome Wednesday, December 27 from 2-4 and 6-8:00 pm at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 1638 Lincoln Way, White Oak (412) 672-6322 Troy J. Gilbert, director. Service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Thursday, December 28 at 10:00 am. with the Rev. Kirk Albrecht, officiating. Interment will follow in the Mount Vernon Cemetery in Elizabeth Township. Condolences may be made at gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 
SERVICES
Visitation

Wednesday, December 27, 2017
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc.
1638 Lincoln Way
White Oak, Pennsylvania 15131

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Visitation

Wednesday, December 27, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc.
1638 Lincoln Way
White Oak, Pennsylvania 15131

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Funeral Service

Thursday, December 28, 2017
10:00 AM

Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc.
1638 Lincoln Way
White Oak, Pennsylvania 15131

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Eleanor M. Shaw

Eleanor M. Shaw (Leskanic)
March 27, 1945 – December 22, 2017

Eleanor Shaw, wife of the late Lou Shaw of White Oak, passed peacefully on Friday, December 22, 20

Eleanor M. Shaw (Leskanic)
March 27, 1945 – December 22, 2017

Eleanor Shaw, wife of the late Lou Shaw of White Oak, passed peacefully on Friday, December 22, 2017.

Surviving are daughters Lori Fitzgerald (Scott) & Jill Shipley (Christopher) and grandsons Drew, Patrick & Michael.  Also surviving are sisters Marianna Merten, Rita Miller, Ethel Stetz & Michaelene Janzef (Edwin), brothers-in-law Joe Shaw (Nicki) of Gates Mills, OH & Lenny Szalkiewicz of Naples, FL and many nieces & nephews.

Ellie was a supportive wife, caring mother and loving grandma who dedicated her life to the family she cherished.  She was happiest at home simply spending time with those she loved the most.

A special thanks to friends Darlene and Bill Potter, Martha Vesonder, Deb Tkach and Dr. Sachi Tyagi for their love and support.

In lieu of a viewing, an informal open house celebrating Ellie’s life will be held at the Cobblestone Clubhouse, 175 Cobblestone Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15237 on Wednesday, December 27 from 1-4 pm and 6-8 pm. Family and friends are encouraged to dress comfortably and come as they are.

Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated by Father Steven M. Palsa on Thursday, December 28 at 10 am at Corpus Christi Parish, 2515 Versailles Ave, McKeesport, PA 15132.  Friends and family unable to attend the open house will be received at the church from 9 am to 9:45 am on Thursday.  Committal service and inurnment will follow at St. Michael’s Cemetery in West Mifflin, PA.

At the request of Eleanor, please do not send flowers.  Prayers or mass cards are welcome.

Cremation arrangements made by Willig Funeral Home in McKeesport, PA.


Dolores M. Ritsig

Dolores M. Ritsig, age 81, of McKeesport, died Dec. 21, 2017, at UPMC Presbyterian.  Dolores was a daughter of the late Andrew Sr. and Mary (Oleska) Ritsig.

Dolores M. Ritsig, age 81, of McKeesport, died Dec. 21, 2017, at UPMC Presbyterian.  Dolores was a daughter of the late Andrew Sr. and Mary (Oleska) Ritsig.
Dolores was a retired supervisor with 38 years of employment at the former J.C. Penney in McKeesport and earlier in life, worked at the former G.C. Murphy Co. in McKeesport.  She was an avid gardener and enjoyed cooking and baking for her family and friends.
Survivors include siblings, Frances L. (Thomas) Webb of Rockford, IL and William M. (E.J.) of Charleroi; nephew, Benjamin P. Ritsig; nieces, Becky Peeling and Terri Andrews; great nephews, Andrew and Tyler Peeling.  Dolores was preceded in death by siblings, Andrew Jr., Mary Jane Andrews, John and Joseph Ritsig.
Arrangements are entrusted to Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory.  Visitation is private and interment will be in St. Mary German Cemetery, beside her beloved mother and brother.   Memories and condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.


Anthony Revelle McBride

Friends will be received Tuesdayfrom 4-8 p.m. at the Robert A. Waters Funeral Hone, Inc., 2326 Jenny Lind Street, McKeesport, Pennsylvania, where service will be held Wednesdayat 11:00 a.m. 

Arrangements entrusted to the Robert A. Waters Funeral Home, Inc., McKeesport, PA.

For the full obituary, please visit our website at https://www.watersfuneralhome.net/notices/Anthony-McBride


Norma J. Russell

Norma J. Russell, age 79, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, December 22, 2017 .

 She was born November 2, 1938 in McKeesport, daughter of the late Edward and Mrytle Markland Surgeon.  Prior to her retirement, Norma was a waitress for Kings Restaurant, North Versailles, PA and enjoyed bowling, bingo and visiting casinos.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Russell in 2005;  She is survived by her son, James Russell and his wife, Melanie; daughter, Jennifer Zuzo and her husband, James; brother, Samuel Surgeon and his wife, Ramona; grandchildren, Danielle, James, Jayme and Jonna; nieces, Mandi (Bruce) and Krysten (Forrest),  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.  A funeral service will be held on Wednesday at noon in the funeral home chapel.  Interment will follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park. www.shirelyfuneralhome.com.


STELLA L. MARINO

STELLA L.  MARINO age 98, formerly of Duquesne, on December 21, 2017. She was a daughter of the late Alfonso and Maria (DeFrancesco) Nicolosi. She was a member of Christ the Light of the World Parish in Duquesne, the Confraternity of Christian Mothers and Guild, Duquesne Women's Club, Prince Humbert Club and the Democratic Women's Club. Beloved wife of 61 years to the late William A. "Willie" Marino, Sr.; mother of William A. (Jeanne) Marino, Jr. of East Springfield, PA, Marilyn Marino of West Mifflin and Robert A. Marino of Port Vue, PA; grandmother of Angela (Mark) Barsotti, Anthony Marino, Jason (Sarah) Pastor, late Todd (surviving spouse Tracy) Pastor, William "Willie" Marino, Stephen (fiancée Alex) Barncord and the late Robert Barncord; great-grandmother of Dean and Reed Barsotti, twins, Tristan and Ethan Pastor and Mia Pastor; sister of Al Nicolosi and Sandy Bucaria, both of New Jersey. Visitation on Tuesday, December 26, 2017, from 4-8 p.m. at the MALOY - SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300. Blessing Service on Wednesday, December 27, 2017, at 11:30 a.m. in the funeral home followed by Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Name Church of Christ the Light of the World Parish at Noon. Rev. Thomas Lewandowski, officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Mifflin. Memorial contributions may be made to the Heartland Hospice Memorial Fund, 3520 Rt. 130, Bldg. 3, Irwin, PA 15642.

 

VICTOR C. "CHARLIE" BOYTOS

 VICTOR C. "CHARLIE" BOYTOS age 25, of West Mifflin, on December 20, 2017, as a result of a construction accident. Beloved son of Victor G. and Karen (Sloss) Boytos of West Mifflin. He was a carpenter and a heavy highway construction worker. He was a member of Laborers Union in Pittsburgh. He was a graduate of West Mifflin High School Class of 2011. Besides his parents, he is survived by his sisters and brother, Angeline (Jon) Stajger of North Huntingdon, Abby Boytos of West Mifflin and Dylan Boytos of West Mifflin; uncle of Liliana and Ella Stajger; grandson of Charles and Juanita Sloss of West Mifflin and the late Victor and Angeline Boytos. Also survived by aunts, uncles and cousins. Visitation Tuesday, December 26, 2017, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the MALOY - SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300. Funeral on Wednesday, December 27, 2017, with a Blessing Service at the Funeral home at 9:30 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Name Church of Christ the Light of the World Parish at 10 a.m. Rev. Thomas Lewandowski officiating. Burial will be in St. Hedwig Cemetery, West Mifflin.


Miriam J. Dick

Miriam J. Dick, age 87, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, December 22, 2017 at William Penn Care Center.

She was born April 25, 1930 in McKeesport, daughter of the late Edward and Jessie Carbley Massung.  Miriam was a member of Miller United Methodist Church where she was the former pianist, and she enjoyed sewing, baking and reading.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband C. William Dick; and grandson, Matthew.  She is survived by her son, William Dick and his wife, Joanie; daughters, Donna Meininger and her husband, Paul, Susan Dick; foster daughter, Pixie Dunlap; brother, Glenn Massung and his wife, Dolores; grandchildren, Walter, Russell, Amelia, Heather, Hannah; and 14 great-grandchildren.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, on Tuesday from 5-8 p.m.  A funeral service will take place on Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.


Barbara J. Smith

Barbara J. Smith, 81, of Champion, formerly of Elizabeth Township, passed away Tuesday, December 19, 2017. She was born December 3, 1936 in Tiffin, OH, and was the daughter of the late Milo and Leola (Price) Cramer. Barbara was a member of Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Greenock, Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Somerset, and the Eastern Star.

She was also a member and past president of Elizabeth Forward Education Association. Barbara was an Elementary School Teacher for the Elizabeth Forward School District and had taught at the Greenock and Elizabeth Elementary Schools. She is survived by her husband, Dale M. Smith, son, Bradley M. Smith of Scottsdale, AZ, daughters, Kelly L. (Jon) Kruper of Jones Mills, and Lori J. (John) Schwerzler of McMurray, grandchildren, Megan, Madison and Mackenzie, brother-in-law, Dr. Raymond B. (Mary Lynne) Smith of Longboat Key, FL, nieces and a nephew.

Friends are welcome Tuesday, December 26 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, director. Funeral service will be held at Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 641 Zimmer Hill Drive, Greenock, on Wednesday, December 27 at 11:00 am. The Rev. Erin Evans will be officiating. (Everyone please meet at the church). Private burial will be in the Mount Vernon Cemetery, Elizabeth Township. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the BrightFocus Foundation (for Alzheimer's Research) at 22512 Gateway Center Drive, Clarksburg, MD 20871 or call 1 (800) 437-2423. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 
SERVICES
Visitation

Tuesday, December 26, 2017
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory
6028 Smithfield Street
Boston, Pennsylvania 15135

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Visitation

Tuesday, December 26, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory
6028 Smithfield Street
Boston, Pennsylvania 15135

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, December 27, 2017
10:00 AM

Peace Lutheran Church
641 Zimmer Hill Rd
Greenock, PA 15047

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James J. Zager, Sr.

James J. Zager, Sr., age 76 of N. Huntingdon, died Wednesday, December 20, 2017. He was born April 29, 1941 in McKeesport, the son of the late Samuel F. and Regina K. Butler Zager. James retired from East Allegheny School District where he was a Physical Education teacher for many years. 

 He is survived by his wife, Mylene Evanovich Zager, son, James J., Jr. of Cranberry Twp., and daughter, Adrienne L. Zager of Las Vegas. A blessing service will be held Saturday, December 23rd, at 12 pm at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation & Mortuary Services, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, Supervisor 412-678-6177). Burial will follow. Condolences may be made at www.strifflerfuneralhomes.com. 


Richard J. Tkac

Richard J. Tkac, age 80, of McKeesport, died December 20, 2017, at home. Born May 31, 1937, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Richard and Agnes Tkac and the husband of the late Lucille (Hairabet) Tkac.

Richard owned and operated the Foodland Supermarket, in Cheswick, PA, until he retired. He was a member of the St. Angela Merici Church. He truly enjoyed hosting family dinners, holiday gatherings and being a Steelers football fan. Although, his greatest passion was sharing his home and providing a fun atmosphere with the swimming pool and bowling lanes. Family, friends and anyone that wanted to come to his home were always welcome.
Richard is survived by his sons, Pete (Kelly) Van Meter of Natrona Heights, John (Lynn) Van Meter of White Oak and Richard R. Tkac of North Versailles; grandchildren, Matthew, Victoria, Krystal, Andrew, Robert, Tammy and Marissa; great grandchildren, Mackenzie, Vanetta, Morgan, Logan, London, Cameron, Luke, Emery, Maria Lucille, Robert, Chloe, Nyla and Cole; sister, Jerri Bico of White Oak; sisters-in-law, Mary Ann Sakoian of North Versailles and Mary Jane Tourigian; daughter-in-law, Laura Van Meter; many nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife and parents, Richard was preceded in death by his brother, Burnie Tkac. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on December 22, 2017, from 2 - 4 p.m. and 7 - 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, December 23, 2017, 10 a.m., at St. Angela Merici Church, with Fr. Kevin Dominik as the celebrant. Entombment will follow in New St. Joseph Cemetery Mausoleum. Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Angela Merici Church, 1640 Fawcett St., White Oak, PA 15131.
Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com


Richard X. Inesso passed away on December, 20, 2017

Inesso

Richard Xavier

86 years young, took his final flight on Wednesday, December 20, 2017. Beloved husband for 61 beautiful years to Annette I. (Godino) Inesso; cherished father of Constance Ionadi (Pat), Diane Faith (William), Michelle Ledyard (Jon) and the late Angel Inesso; loving grandf...


Richard X. Inesso passed away on December, 20, 2017

Inesso

Richard Xavier

86 years young, took his final flight on Wednesday, December 20, 2017. Beloved husband for 61 beautiful years to Annette I. (Godino) Inesso; cherished father of Constance Ionadi (Pat), Diane Faith (William), Michelle Ledyard (Jon) and the late Angel Inesso; loving grandf...


Albert J. Herazo

Albert J. Herazo, age 83 of Jefferson Hills, passed away on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 in UPMC Montefiore Hospital in Pittsburgh.  Born September 3, 1934 in Clairton, he was a son of the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Monich) Herazo. 

A Veteran of the US Army and a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish in Clairton, Albert worked as a food broker for both Kroger's and Mcclay Food Brokerage in Carnegie, and also worked as a bus driver for Matthews.  He is survived by his sons Albert E. (Kris) Herazo of Jefferson Hills and Douglas S. Herazo of Finleyville, his granddaughters Lauren and Jenna Herazo, and his sister Marilyn (William) Lewis of West Newton.  Friends will be received in the A.J. Bekavac Funeral Home, 555 5th. St., Clairton, PA 15025 (412-233-5700) on Friday, December 22, 2017 from 2 to 4 PM and 6 to 8 PM.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, December 23, 2017 at 11:30 AM in St. Clare Church.  www.bekavacfuneralhome.com  

 

David R. Graham

David R. Graham, age 56, of McKeesport, and formerly of Elizabeth, passed away on Monday, December 18, 2017 at home. He enjoyed riding motorcycles, fishing, and going to the hunting lodge. Born December 11, 1961 in Kansas City, KS, he was a son of the late William H. Graham Sr. and the late Ada D. (Neal) Graham. He is survived by his sisters, Margaret Romeo of McKeesport and Dineen Billick of Forward Twp.; brother, William H. Graham Jr. of Alabama; also, nieces and nephews. No visitation or services are planned. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com


Pvt. First Class Justin M. Roycroft

Pvt. First Class Justin M. Roycroft, age 25, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, December 18, 2017.  He was born May 8, 1992 in Novato, CA, a son of Robert and Gretchen (Bergman) Roycroft.

  Justin was a graduate of Norwin Senior High School, Class of 2010 and an active servicemember in the US Army, stationed in Fort Campbell, TN.  He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing and hunting.  In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Stephanie Heckman Roycroft; son, Cayden Roycroft; twin brother, Jason Roycroft and his wife, Emily; mother and father-in-law, Tim and Lynn Dolence; brothers-in-law, Dean Dolence, Colton Dolence; sister-in-law, Rhiannon Heckman; niece, Serenity; and his canine companion, Jake.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, on Thursday 6-8 p.m. and Friday 2-4, 6-8 p.m.  A funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment to follow in Irwin Union Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.


Nicholas "Nick" Wanchick, Jr.

Nicholas "Nick" Wanchick, Jr., 65, died peacefully in Allegheny General Hospital on December 18, 2017. He was born on August 14, 1952 in Sewickley to the late Nicholas Wanchick, Sr. and Mildred Shimrak Wanchick. He was a master craftsman and headed his own construction company, Wanchick Construction, for almost 40 years. He married Sheri, his beloved wife, in 1978. He was a lifelong resident of Beaver County. Nicholas is survived by his wife, Sheri McMahan Wanchick of Baden, sons Erik Nicholas Wanchick, Wesley Arin Wanchick, and daughter, Katie C'etta Wanchick, grandson, Nicholas "Nicky" Wanchick, sister, Gloria Jean (Robert) Hall, and sister Patricia Ann (Lionel) Rodriguez.

Arrangements are by the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Twp., (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, Director. A gathering of family and friends will be held Wednesday, December 20, 2017 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at the Croatian Fraternal Union of America, 1412 2nd Ave, Conway PA 15027. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Nicholas' life. Condolences may be made to Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 
SERVICES
Memorial Service

Wednesday, December 20, 2017
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Croatian Fraternal Union of America
1412 2nd Ave
Conway, PA 15027

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Josephine Tarli

Josephine C. Tarli, age 89, of Port Vue, died December 18, 2017, at Select Specialty Hospital McKeesport. Born April 15, 1928, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Magdalena (Kijowski) Szalankiewicz and the wife of the late Angelo Tarli, who died August 6, 2004. She first worked at the former Crown Chocolate Company, with 6 years of service and then at Dorothy's Candies with 31 years of creating sweet delights. She was a member of the Holy Family Polish National Catholic Church. She was one of the founders of the Port Vue Legionette Drill Team. She was a member of the Port Vue Seniors, Port Vue Auxiliary Unit 447, Glassport Seniors and Spojnia 132 Polish National Union. She is survived by her children, Diane Jo James-Baran of Port Vue, Alfred Piekielek of Rossiter, PA and Cindi (Robert) Elm of McKeesport; former daughter-in-law, Debbie Piekielek of White Oak, step-children, Barbara (Doug) Bannon of Elizabeth and Carol Prior of Lakeland, FL; 8 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; 7 great great grandchildren; also many nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, Josephine was preceded in death by her siblings, Joseph, Edward "Scratchy" and Helena Szalankiewicz; stepson Anthony Tarli; daughter-in-law, Connie Piekielek.
Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Thursday, December 21, 2017, from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 p.m. A blessing will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, December 22, 2017, in the funeral home chapel followed by Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m., at Holy Family Polish National Catholic Church, with Rev. Bruce Sleczkowski as celebrant. Burial will follow in the Holy Family Polish National Catholic Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Holy Family Polish National Catholic Church, 1921 Eden Park Blvd., McKeesport, PA 15132.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com


Marek J. Ptak

Marek J. Ptak, age  of North Versailles, died Monday, December 18, 2017.  He was born in Dzierzoniov, Poland on June30, 1950, the son of the late Zbigniew Ptak and Anna Debowska. He was preceded in death by his wife Urszula I. Kubera Ptak and his youngest brother from Poland. 

Marek retired as a supervisor for Tygart Steel and Sil-Base Refractories in North Versailles and was a union leader of solidarity in the 1980’s. He loved his family, children, grandchildred, and his Polish nationality. Marek is survived by his daughter, Agnes (James G. III) Knapton of Lincoln Borough, sons; Tomasz Ptak of Baldwin and Krzysztof K. (Sarah N.) Ptak of Stafford Virginia, grandchildren; Mark, Natalie, James, William, and Alexander. Friends and family will be received on Thursday, December 21st from 10:00 am until 11:30 am at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation & Mortuary Services, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, Supervisor 412-678-6177). Mass of Christian Burial will follow visitation on Thursday at 12:00 pm, Corpus Christi Church, with Fr. Steven Palsa officiating. Burial will follow. Condolences may be made at www.strifflerfuneralhomes.com. 


Stephen Baran

Stephen Baran, 86 of Glassport died Dec. 19, 2017.  He is the husband of the late Genevieve Baran.  He is survived by his daughter Eleanor (Pat) O'Hara of West Mifflin; son Stephen Baran of Bear Rocks; grandson Stevie Baran; great grandsons Stephen and Andrew and brother Paul Baran.  Stephen was retired from US Steel Irvin Works, a member of Queen of the Rosary Parish, American Legion in Clairton and served in the US Navy.  Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport Thurs. 3-7.  A funeral blessing will be held Fri. 1:00 pm in the funeral home with Father Miroslaus Wojcicki.  Interment following New St. Joseph Cemetery.


Mahlik Tenin Cash

Friends will be received Thursday, December 21, 2017, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm at Creative Ministries Berachah, 1422 Evans Ave, McKeesport, PA, where services will begin at 12:00 pm with Pastor John T. Davidson, Jr.

Interment will follow in the McKeesport and Versailles Cemetery 

Arrangements entrusted to the Robert A. Waters Funeral Home, Inc., McKeesport, PA.

For the full obituary please visit https://www.watersfuneralhome.net/notices/Mahlik-Cash

 


Mahlik Tenin Cash

Friends will be received Thursday, December 21, 2017, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm at Creative Ministries Berachah, 1422 Evans Ave, McKeesport, PA, where services will begin at 12:00 pm with Pastor John T. Davidson, Jr.

Interment will follow in the McKeesport and Versailles Cemetery 

Arrangements entrusted to the Robert A. Waters Funeral Home, Inc., McKeesport, PA.

For the full obituary please visit https://www.watersfuneralhome.net/notices/Mahlik-Cash

 


SOVICH OBITUARY

Helen (Nolfi) Sovich, 80, of Glassport passed away at Southwestern Nursing facility.  She was a faithful and devoted wife of 63 years to her surviving husband Richard Sovich; most loving mother to her son Richard (Becky) Sovich, Jr. and daughter Shelly (Steve) Gilligan and most loving grandmother to Erick Sovich.  She is also survived by her sister Mary(Arthur) Cipriani, sister-in-law Patricia Nolfi and other extended family, nieces and nephews.  She was the proud daughter of  Italian immigrants Eligio and Adele Nolfi.  In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her twin brother Dr. E. James Nolfi, brother Del Nolfi and sister Lena Dacquisto.  Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport Thurs. 2-4 and 6-8.  A funeral mass will be held Fri. 10:00 am at Ascension of Our Lord Byzantine Catholic Church in Clairton.  Interment following Ascension Cemetery.