Glassport, Pennsylvania 

Glassport Obituaries as Reported in the Daily News


As of January 14, 2000, Obituaries were published in the Daily News On-Line. Those obituaries, which reference present or former Glassporters are reproduced here in full.


McKeesport Daily News January 28, 2002

VELMA ECKERSBERG

Velma L. Eckersberg, 72, of Glassport died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2002, in UPMC McKeesport. A retired waitress from Youghiogheny Country Club in Elizabeth Twp. with 32 years of service, she was a member of St. Martin de Porres Parish and Burt Foster American Legion Post 361, both in McKeesport.

Born in McKeesport, June 25, 1929, she was the daughter of the late John Kansa and Eleanor Kushner Kansa Zupan, stepdaughter of the late John Zupan and wife of the late Charles F.(Ecky) Eckersberg. She is survived by children, Joyce Frum and Judy Crevar of McKeesport, Janice Wurm of Port Vue and Charles F. Eckersberg Jr. of North Huntingdon Twp.; five grandchildren; brother, Daniel Kansa of Baltimore, Md.; sister, Patricia Sasse of North Huntingdon Twp.; nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Edmund E. Wojciechowski Jr. Funeral Home, Glassport. A blessing will be offered there Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in Holy Trinity Church. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Port Vue.


McKeesport Daily News January 28, 2002

ROBERT LASH

Robert Joseph Lash, 89, of Glassport died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002, in Jefferson Hospital. A former baker for Guentert's Bakery in Braddock and Fort Pitt Hotel in Pittsburgh, he served as a chief petty officer with the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Pacific and Atlantic Theaters of Operations, Battle Coal Seas and Okinawa. He was a minor league pitcher with a baseball team in Hot Springs, Ariz., and Weirton Steel Industrial League and member of Queen of the Rosary Parish in Glassport.

Born in Conifer, March 17 1912, lie was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lash. He is survived by his wife, Susan Pollick Lash; and son, Robert J. Lash of Glassport.

Friends will be received in the E.C. Finney Funeral Home, Inc., Glassport, Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 11 a.m. in Queen of the Rosary Church. Interment will follow in St. Clare Cemetery, Clairton.


McKeesport Daily News January 31, 2002

MARGARET DULINA

Margaret Dulina, 77, of Glassport died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002, in Jefferson Hospital. She was a member of Queen of the Rosary Parish, Glassport.

Born in Glassport, Sept. 21, 1924, she was the daughter of the late John and Anna Zayac Simko and the wife of the late Andrew Dulina. She is survived by daughter, Janice Sammons of Glassport; son, Andrew J. Dulina of Richland, Wash.; four grandchildren; sister, Mary Sitko of Glassport; nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Edmund E. Wojciechowski Jr. Funeral Home, Glassport. Service will begin there Saturday at 9:30 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in Queen of the Rosary Church with the Rev. Casimir Kedzierski as celebrant. Interment will be in New St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles Twp.


McKeesport Daily News February 4, 2002

ALICE SAPUTO

Alice Sue Chisick Saputo, 73, of Glassport, formerly of Clairton, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2002, in Michaels Personal Care Home, Clairton. She was a retired secretary from McKeesport Hospital.

Born May 19, 1928, in Munhall, she was a daughter of the late Steve Chisick and Sue Crososki Chisick Maple and the wife of the late Angelo J. Saputo. She is survived by sons, Gerald J. Saputo of Glassport and Dennis J. Saputo of Port Vue; four grandchildren and a great grandson.

Friends are being received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth, today from 11 a.m. until the hour of service there at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Craig Forsythe officiating. Interment will be in Ascension Cemetery, Clairton. The family has suggested memorial contributions to Three Rivers Family Hospice, 3029 Jacks Run Road, White Oak. 15131.


McKeesport Daily News February 7, 2002

DAVID BRENIZER

David Earl Brenizer, 44, of Glassport died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2002, at home. He was a roofer for AALPCO/Edward L. Kemp.

Born in McKeesport, Aug. 10, 1957, he was the son of Jessie John Brenizer of Woodville, Texas, and Bettylee Myers Brenizer of Fowler, Ohio. He is survived by his parents; wife, Linda Peck Brenizer of Glassport; children, John J., David E. and Angel M. Brenizer of Glassport; a granddaughter; brothers, Robert Myers of Fowler, Lawrence Dolney of Duquesne, William Dolney of Munhall and James Dolney of Crescent; sisters, Cheryl Marie Bergman of ,Pittsburgh, Mary Lou Milliken of McKeesport and Bettylee Coe in Ohio; nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received in the E.C. Finney Funeral Home, Inc., Glassport, tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Service will be conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. in Morning Star Baptist Church, West Mifflin, by the Rev. Jerome Stevenson. Private interment will- be held at a later date in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp.


McKeesport Daily News February 7, 2002

JOSEPH HAVANETS

Joseph Havanets, 86, of Glassport died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2002, in UPMC McKeesport. A retired foreman from the blast furnace of the Clairton plant, U.S. Steel Corp., he was a U.S. Army veteran serving in Panama and a member of Queen of the Rosary Parish in Glassport.

Born Jan. 15, 1916, in Tarrs, he was a son of the late Steve and Sofia Sowa Havanets and the husband of the late Veronica Nelson Havanets. He is survived by daughters, Barbara Burch of West Newton and Shirley Bertelman of Jefferson, Hills; five grandchildren and five - great grandchildren; sister, Helen Yadamac of Greensburg; nieces and nephews. Another sister, Verna Grunick, died in January of 2002.

Friends will be received tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Edmund E. Wojciechowski Jr. Funeral Home, Glassport. A blessing will be offered there Saturday at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp.


McKeesport Daily News February 8, 2002

DONALD RUSH JR.

S. Donald Rush Jr., 76, of Glassport, formerly of Uniontown, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2002, in Jefferson Hospital. Retired from Bucyrus-Erie with 30 years of service, he was a member of Mount Washington Presbyterian Church of Farmington; B.P.O. Elks Lodge 370 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 47 both in Uniontown; and Glassport American Legion Post 443.

He was a 1940 graduate of Uniontown High School and a U.S. Army veteran of World War 11 serving in the Pacific and European Theaters of Operations.

Born in Uniontown, July 15, 1925, he was the son of Margaret L. Beach of Mount Lebanon and the late .S. Donald Rush Sr. He is survived by his mother; stepbrother, Barry W. Rush of the North Hills of Pittsburgh; sister, Merrell Rush Evans of Mount Lebanon; nieces and nephews.

Graveside service will be conducted tomorrow at 11 a.m. in Oak Grove Cemetery, Uniontown. The family has suggested memorial contributions to a favorite charity. Arrangements are in charge of the Andrew D. Ferguson Funeral Home, Inc., Uniontown.


McKeesport Daily News February 9, 2002

JOHN SVATZ

John A. Svatz, 90, of Glassport died Friday, Feb. 8, 2002, in Kane Regional Center, McKeesport. Retired from the Glassport Street Department, he was a former employee of Copperweld Bimetallics Division and Bucyrus-Erie in Glassport and Kelsey Hayes Wheel Co. in McKeesport, member of Queen of the Rosary Parish in Glassport and Western Pennsylvania Teamsters and a life member of the Citizens Hose Co. 1.

Born in Glassport, Jan. 27, 1912, he was the son of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Novak Svatz and the husband of the late Mary A. Sakauskas Svatz. He is survived by daughters, Christina Schrantz of Penn Hills, Geraldine Dragos of Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., and Rosalie Chesto of Beltzville, Md.; seven grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Friends will. be received tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. .in the Edmund E. Wojciechowski Jr. Funeral Home, Glassport. Service will begin there Monday at 8:30 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 9 in Queen of the Rosary Church with the Rev. Casimir Kedzierski as celebrant. Interment will be in Good Shepherd Cemetery, Monroeville.


McKeesport Daily News February 13, 2002

SANTA BEREGI

Santa Rose Beregi, 77, of Liberty, formerly of Glassport, died Tuesday, Feb., 12, 2002, at home. A member of St. Mark Parish in Liberty, she was born Nov. 17, 1924, in Glassport, a daughter of the late Geno and Josephine Tavelaro Panza.

Wife of the late George R. Beregi, she is survived by children, George R. Beregi Jr. of Destin, Fla., Pamela Ring of Liberty and Marlyn McCracken with whom she resided; four. grandchildren and two great grandchildren; brother, Chester Panza of Newport, Mich.; sisters, Evelyn Tomko of Clinton, Mich., Stella Baker of Southgate, Mich., and Adele Henry of Taylor, Mich.; nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received tomorrow and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Edmund E. Wojciechowski Jr. Funeral Home, Glassport, Service will begin there Saturday at 9:30 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in the Liberty worship site with the Rev. Gerald Mikonis as celebrant. Entombment will be in the mausoleum at New St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles Twp.


McKeesport Daily News February 14, 2002

JAMES CONWAY

James L. (Putter) Conway, 83, of McKeesport died there Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2002, in Riverside Nursing Center, Inc. Retired from the National plant, U.S. Steel Corp., he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and member of St. Martin de Porres Parish and Burt Foster American Legion Post 361 in McKeesport and the Swedish Singing Society.

Born Jan. 22, 1919, in Glassport, he was a son of the late, Charles E. Sr. and Ellen Hope Conway. He is survived by nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received in the Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., McKeesport, tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. Peter Church. Interment will follow in New St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles Twp.


McKeesport Daily News February 21, 2002

EUGENE PACEWICZ

A former Glassport resident, Eugene V. Pacewicz, 64, of Liberty, died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2002, at home. A box inspector for Guardian Industry Glass Plant, Jefferson Hills, he was a U.S., Army veteran of the Vietnam War.

Born in Glassport; Feb. 14, 1938, he was the son of the late Walter and Rose T. Buldach Pacewicz. He is survived by his wife, Diane J. Detman Pacewicz; son, Eric E. Pacewicz of Liberty; daughters, Bridget Pacewicz of East McKeesport and Gina Mullen of the South Side section of Pittsburgh; two grandchildren; sisters, Joanne Fazekas of Glassport, Patricia Tolner of McKeesport and Carol Ann Hail of Sweetwater, Tenn.; brothers, Bernard Pacewicz of Needham, Mass., and Joseph Pacewicz of Glassport; nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Edmund E. Wojciechowski Jr. Funeral Home, Glassport. A blessing will be offered there Saturday at 10 a.m., by the Rev. Casimir Kedzierski. Interment will be in St. Mary Polish Cemetery, White Oak.


McKeesport Daily News February 25, 2002

DOMENICA PONZO

Domenica E. (Minnie) Ponzo, 85, of Glassport died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2002, in UPMC McKeesport. She was a member of Queen of the Rosary Parish in Glassport.

Born May 30, 1916, in Glassport, she was a daughter of the late Antonio and Mary Tavalaro Moranelli and the husband of the late Nuchie V. Ponzo. She is survived by a son, James A. Ponzo with whom she resided; sister and caregiver, Caroline Moranelli of Glassport; nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Edmund E. Wojciechowski Jr. Funeral Home, Glassport. Funeral will begin there Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in Queen of the Rosary Church with the Rev. Casimir Kedzierski as celebrant. Entombment will be in the mausoleum at New St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles Twp.


McKeesport Daily News February 28, 2002

MARGARET DONOFRIO

Margaret Donofrio, 87, of Glassport died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2002, in Jefferson Regional Medical Center. She was a member of the former St. Cecelia Church in Glassport.

Born in Blacklick, Nov. 8, 1914, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Bessie Funzanella Lavalia and the wife of the late Benjamin Donofrio. She is survived by daughters, Christine Stillio, Elizabeth Bartko and Enise M. Kostyzak of Glassport, Mary Ickiewicz of West Mifflin and Rose M. Delmaster and Debra Gobel of Center Twp.; sons, William A., Angelo and Robert Donofrio of Glassport, Richard Donofrio of Jefferson Hills and Arthur Donofrio of West Mifflin; 22 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

Friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the E.C. Finney Funeral Home, Inc., Glassport. Service will be conducted there Saturday at 10 a.m. by David Nolfi. Interment will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp.


McKeesport Daily News February 28, 2002

EVELYN GREGORY

Evelyn E. Gregory, 70, of White Oak died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2002, at home. A retired certified public accountant from Blue Cross/Blue Shield in Seattle, Wash., she was a 1975 graduate of Pennsylvania State University and a member of its alumni association.

Born in Glassport, Feb. 18, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Fannie Mastranna Mendicino. She is survived by sisters, Victoria Abbatangelo of White Oak, Angeline Kaloz of McKeesport and JoAnn Suda of .Princeton, N.J.; brothers, Albert Mendicino of North Versailles Twp., Samuel Mendicino of White Oak and John Mendicino of Monroeville; nieces and nephews.

Service will be conducted tomorrow at 11:50 a.m. in St. Mary Romanian Byzantine Catholic Church, McKeesport, by the Rev. Matthew Elanjileth. No visitation is scheduled. Arrangements are in charge of Strifflers' White Oak.


McKeesport Daily News March 5, 2002

LOIS EIERHART

Lois Carpenter Eierhart, 89, of White Oak died Saturday, March 2, 2002, in UPMC McKeesport. A former kindergarten teacher at Glassport Elementary School and in the South Allegheny School District with 40 years of service, she was a past matron for McKeesport Chapter 40, Order of Eastern Star.

A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, she was a member of Sampson's Mill Presbyterian Church in White Oak; National Retired Teachers Association; Gen. Smedley D. Butler Unit 701, American Legion Auxiliary; McKeesport YWCA; McKeesport Wimodausis Club; McKeesport Heritage Society; American Association of Retired Persons; and a retired life member of the Pennsylvania State Education Association.

Born in Elizabeth, Sept. 5, 1912, she was a daughter of the late Eugene G. and. Anna E. Pancoast Carpenter. She is survived by daughter Margaret E. Beard of Finleyville; two grandchildren; sisters, Pauline Quinn of Glen Burnie, Md., and Margaret Kennedy of Finleyville; and brother, Robert C. Center of Lake Elsinore, Cal.

Friends are being received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in Strifflers' White Oak. Service will be conducted in the chapel there tomorrow at 11 a.m. by the Rev. Michael Leno. Interment will be in Elizabeth Cemetery.


McKeesport Daily News March 6, 2002

ESTHER SHADWICK

Esther A. Shadwick, 77, of Glassport died Wednesday, March 6, 2002, in UPMC McKeesport. She was a member of Queen of the Rosary Parish in Glassport and a former member of St. Cecelia Women's Bowling League and the Confraternity of Christian Mothers.

Born in Glassport, May 13, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Michael arid Mary Leshnock Synko and wife of the late Joseph F. Shadwick. She is survived by daughters, Marsha Persky of West Mifflin and Natalie Mawritz of Palmrya; son, Joseph F. Shadwick Jr. of Glassport; eight grandchildren; brother, Mark Shadwick of Baltimore, Md.; nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Edmund E. Wojciechowski Jr. Funeral Home, Glassport. Service will begin there Saturday at 9:30 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in Queen of the .Rosary Church with the Rev. Casimir Kedzierski as celebrant. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Port Vue.


McKeesport Daily News March 8, 2002

CHARLES CUSICK

Charles W. Cusick, 65, of Clairton, formerly of Glassport, died Thursday, March 7, 2002, in Riverside Nursing Center, Inc., McKeesport. Retired from the supply department of the Clairton plant, U.S. Steel Corp., he was a member of Glassport Assembly of God Church, a U.S. Navy veteran and volunteer at Kane Regional Center in McKeesport.

Born in Canonsburg, April 25, 1936, he was the son of the late Charles Leroy and Leonora Cusick and the husband of the late Wilma H. Hunt Cusick. He is survived by son, Charles R. Cusick of Clairton; daughter, Noreen L. Anderson of Clairton; four grandchildren; sisters, Gwen Force and Mary Lou Myers in Illinois; nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received in the Edmund E. Wojciechowski Jr. Funeral Home, Glassport, today from 7 to 9 p.m. Service will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p.m. in Glassport Assembly of God Church by Pastor Wayne Schaffer. Interment will be in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills.


McKeesport Daily News March 11, 2002

JAMES BRUNEY

A former Glassport resident, James W. Bruney, 90, of Elizabeth died Saturday March 9, 2002, in Scenery Heights Personal Care Home Elizabeth Twp. Retired from the galvanize department of the Irvin plant, U.S. Steel Corp., he was a former councilman in Glassport and former auxiliary policeman.

He was a member of Queen of the Rosary Parish in Glassport, Holy Name Society of the former St. Cecelia Church, Fraternal Order of Eagles, Loyal Order of the Moose and the Glassport Athletic Association.

Born in Cambridge, Ohio, July 9, 1911, he was the son of the late Elmer and Mary Laughman Bruney and the husband of the late Mary Margaret Gilnor Bruney, Ruth Watkins Bruney and Bonnie Theirs Bruney. He is survived by sons, the Rev. James Lawrence Bruney of Holy Wisdom Parish in Pittsburgh and John Thomas Bruney with whom he resided; stepdaughters, Beverly Cosgrove of Dravosburg and Brenda Atchison of Las Vegas Nev.; three grandchildren and nine step grandchildren; brother and sister, Thomas Bruney and Alice Weekley in Florida; nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Edmund E. Wojciechowski Jr. Funeral Home, Glassport. A blessing will be offered there Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in Queen of the Rosary Church with his son, Father James, as celebrant. Interment will be in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills. The family has suggested memorial contributions to Queen of the Rosary Parish or Diocese of Pittsburgh Seminary Fund.


McKeesport Daily News March 11, 2002

BETTY YANDERLY

Betty Yanderly, 82, of Glassport died Saturday, March 9, 2002, in Jefferson Regional Medical Center. She was a member of Queen of the Rosary Parish in Glassport.

Born in McKeesport, April 11, 1919, she was the daughter of the late John J. and Elizabeth Hurny Butala and the wife of the late John J. Yanderly. She is survived by daughter, Lydia J. Schwirian of Pleasant Hills; three grandchildren and six great grandchildren; brother, John Butala of West Mifflin; nieces and nephews.

Service and interment will be private. Arrangements are in charge of the Edmund E. Wojciechowski Jr. Funeral Home, Glassport.


McKeesport Daily News March 16, 2002

ELIZABETH NOWAKOWSKI

Elizabeth (Betty) Cecilia Nowakowski, 80, of Glassport died Friday, March 15, 2002, at home. She was a member of Queen of the Rosary Parish in Glassport.

Born in Texarkana, Texas, May 23, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Frank S. and Stella Seigworth Schneider and the wife of the late Felix Nowakowski. She is survived by daughter, Nancy Lee Bradley of Boston, Pa.; a granddaughter and a great grandson; and sisters, Ann Dombrowsky of Monongahela, Margaret Vezzani of Dravosburg and Theresa Costa of Jefferson Hills.

Friends will be received in the E.C. Finney Funeral Home, Inc., Glassport, tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. in Queen of the Rosary Church by the Rev. Casimir Kedzierski. Interment will be in St. Mary Polish Cemetery, White Oak.


McKeesport Daily News March 18, 2002

EVA OCHS

Eva G. Ochs, 99, formerly of McKeesport and the Squirrel Hill section of Pittsburgh, died Saturday, March 16, 2002, in the Jewish Home and Care Center in Milwaukee, Wis. A retired elementary teacher from the McKeesport Area School District, she was a member of Temple B'nai Israel in White Oak.

Born in Glassport, March 4, 1903, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Sadie Bloch Goldstein and the wife of the late Benjamin G. Ochs. She is survived by daughter, Joan O. Simons of Wauwatosa, Wis.; sister, Tess Graham of Boone, N.C.; nieces and nephews.

Graveside service will be conducted tomorrow at 3 p.m. in Temple B'nai Israel Cemetery, Versailles, by Rabbi Daniel Schiff. Arrangements are in charge of the Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., McKeesport.


McKeesport Daily News March 20, 2002

RUFUS ALFORD

Rufus L. Alford, 65, of Elizabeth died Wednesday, March 20, 2002, in Jefferson Hills. Retired from the U.S. Postal Service, he was also a retired Gunny Sergeant from the U.S. Marine Corps, member of Praise Assembly of God Church in North Versailles Twp., Kastan Uveges Post 732, Veterans of Foreign Wars, in Elizabeth and the McKeesport Umpire Association.

Born in Glassport, Aug. 19, 1936, he was a son of the late Horace and Della Slade Alford. He is survived by his wife, Eleanor L. Lankford Alford; sons, Rufus Alford Jr. and Tyrone Alford of Washington, D.C., and Mark Alford of Pittsfield, Mass.; a granddaughter; sisters, Sue Smith of Long Island, N.Y., Bernice Smith in Georgia and Evelyn Bolding of Washington, D.C.; and brothers, Charles Alford in Arizona, Thomas Earl of Pasadena, Calif., Geni Alford in Capital Heights, Md., Elder Joseph Alford and Elder Leon Ronald Alford of Chicago, 111.

Friends will be received tomorrow from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 Pin the Allen Chapel AIE Church, Elizabeth. Service will be conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. in Praise Assembly of God Church by the Rev. Dennis Campbell. Interment will be in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp.


Pittsburgh Post Gazette March 22, 2002

SOPP JOHN "GARY"

Age 32, of Glassport, formerly of Brentwood, on Weds. March 20, 2002, member of Local #230 Carpenters Union; beloved husband of Kathleen (Lee) Sopp; brother of Brenda (Clem) Long, Linda (Barry) Warble, Rhonda Sopp, Vonda (Mazz) Mazzarella; son of John George Sopp and the late Theresa (Staniszewski) Sopp; also survived by eight nieces and nephews and his beloved dogs, Luci and Harley.

Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday & Friday at the JEFFERSON MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, INC., 301 Curry Hollow Rd., Pleasant Hills. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Saturday, 10 a.m. St. Sylvester Church, Brownsville Rd. Interment Jefferson Memorial Park. Contributions in lieu of flowers can be made to the Make A Wish Foundation of Western Penna, William Penn Hotel, 555 Grant St., Suite 425, Pgh. PA 15219.


McKeesport Daily News March 21, 2002

ANNE WERNER

Anne Werner, 88, of Glassport died Wednesday, March 20, 2002, in Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Born in Courtney, July 15, 1913, she was a daughter of the late Edward Gorley and Carrie Flowers Stokes.

Wife of the late Leo J. Werner, she is survived by son, Paul Pastorik of North Huntingdon Twp.; daughter, Earla A. Deabner of Belle Vernon; five grandchildren and four great grandchildren; brother, Thomas Stokes in Michigan; sister, Norma Gecan of Elizabeth Twp.; nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Edmund E. Wojciechowski Jr. Funeral Home, Glassport. Service will be conducted there Saturday at 10 a.m. Interment will be in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp.


McKeesport Daily News March 25, 2002

EUGENE TACIK

Eugene F. Tacik, 70, of Glassport died Monday, March 25, 2002, in Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Pittsburgh. A retired nuclear engineer from Westinghouse Electric Corp., he was a parttime employee of Master Lee in Latrobe and Edgar Snyder Associates in Pittsburgh and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

Former chairperson for the Glassport Zoning and Hearing Board, he was vice commander of Glassport American Legion Post 443, member of St. Mark Parish, Liberty Senior Citizens and North Versailles Twp. Senior Citizens and VIP Travel Club.

Born in Glassport, Aug. 31, 1931, he was the son of the late Frank L. and Marie Mularz Tacik. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Kemper Tacik; daughters, Kimberly Jackson of Smyrna, Ga., and Jill Tacik of West Palm Beach, Fla.; three grandchildren; brothers, Donald A. Tacik of Mansfield, Ohio, and Frank Tacik of McKees Rocks; nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Edmund E. Wojciechowski Jr. Funeral Home, Glassport. Service will begin there Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 1 in the Liberty worship site with the Rev. Gerald Mikonis as celebrant. Interment will be in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp.


McKeesport Daily News March 25, 2002

EVELYN ZIELANSKI

Evelyn Agnes Zielanski, 76, of Port Vue died Sunday, March 24, 2002, in UPMC McKeesport. She was a member of St. Mark Parish.

Born in Glassport, Nov. 7, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Helen Haney Sopko. She is survived by her husband, Leonard E. Zielanski Sr.; sons, Leonard E. Zielanski Jr. of Port Vue, Michael P. Zielanski of Carnegie and Daniel D. Zielanski of Eightyfour; daughter, Mary Lou Magdic of Fredericktown; six grandchildren; sisters, Marge Skerkoski of Glassport, Elsie Huey of McKeesport and Wilma Wilson of West Mifflin; brother, William Kania of Port Vue; nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received in the Drew J. Gilbert Funeral Home, Inc., Boston, Elizabeth Twp., tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 'to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. in the Port Vue worship site by the Rev. Gerald Mikonis. Entombment will follow in the mausoleum of Penn-Lincoln Memorial Park, North Huntingdon Twp.


McKeesport Daily News March 27, 2002

DOMENICA SINATRA

Domenica Margaret (Maggie) Sinatra,. 85, of McKeesport, formerly of Glassport, died Tuesday, March 26, 2002, in St. Clair Memorial Hospital, Mount Lebanon. She,was a member of St. Patrick Parish in McKeesport and Lamas Lodge of the Italian Sons and Daughters of America.

Born in Alvito, Italy, May 3, 1916, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary Angela Persichetti Rondinelli and the wife of the late Ignatius Sinatra. She is survived by daughters, Madalen Nasci of Pleasant Hills and Anna Jean Surman of Elizabeth Twp.; sons, Anthony Sinatra of Robinson Twp., Frank of Elizabeth Twp. and Charles of Bethel Park; nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received tomorrow and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Edmund E. Wojciechowski Jr. Funeral Home, Glassport. A blessing will be offered there Saturday at 10 a.m. by the Rev. Vincent Velas. Interment will be in New St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles Twp. The family has suggested memorial contributions to the Pittsburgh Italian Scholarship Fund, 60 S. 20th St., Pittsburgh, 15203.


Pittsburgh Post Gazette March 29, 2002

PARME FR. GEORGE J.

Age 78 of Pittsburgh; on Thurs., March 28, 2002; Born April 16, 1923 in Pittsburgh; son of the late George J. & Mary E. (Dargan) Parme.

Ordained June 13, 1958 at St. Vincent Archabbey by Bishop Hugh C. Boyle. He served as Parochial Vicar at St. Peter's, Butler; St. Aloysius, Wilmerding; St. Catherine, Beechview; Most Holy Name, Troy Hill. Served as Chaplain at Mt. Nazareth Academy, Bellevue; Served as Pastor at St. Louis Church, West Sunbury & St. Cecilia, Glassport. Retired June 19, 1989.

Preceded in death by one sister, Elizabeth Keevican & two brothers, John & Edward Parme; survived by several nieces & nephews & their families. Friends received Sat. 2-4 & 7-9 at MAURICE L. KNEE LTD., FUNERAL HOME, 7663 Saltsburg Rd., (Across from S & T Bank) Plum. No Visitation Easter Sun. Fr. Parme will lie in state from 8:30 a.m. until his Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Mary of Mercy (The Point) Pittsburgh. Bishop Donald Wuerl Celebrant.


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