Glassport, Pennsylvania 

Glassport Obituaries as Reported in the Daily News


Those obituaries, with reference to present or former Glassporters are reproduced here in full.


McKeesport Daily News December 2, 2002

VIRGINIA PUSKARIC

Virginia M. Puskaric, 76, of White Oak, died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2002, in Beverly Manor of Monroeville. She was a member of St. Angela Merici Church, White Oak, and its Keener Citizens.

Born in Glassport, Oct. 9, 1926, she was a daughter of the late Stephen and Evelyn Bill and wife of the late Leonard Puskaric. She is survived by sons, Alan Puskaric of Irwin and Robert Puskaric of Houtzdale; daughters, Candida Tom of McKeesport, Denise Shink of White Oak and Sandra Malloy of North Versailles Twp.; nine grandsons; and brothers, Walter Bill of Delmont and Stephen Bill of North Huntingdon Twp.

Friends are being received today from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. in Striffler's of White Oak Cremation & Mortuary Services, Inc. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated tomorrow at 10 a.m. in St. Angela Merici Church by the Very Rev. Stephen Chervenak. Interment will be in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp.


McKeesport Daily News December 4, 2002

ELEANOR GERMAK

A former Glassport resident, Eleanor J. Germak, 88, of Miliville, N.J., died there Monday, Dec. 2, 2002, in Genesis Elder Care. A former employee of the U.S. Glass House Co., Glassport, she was a member of St. Martin de Porres Parish in McKeesport and St. Mary Magdalene Church of Millville.

Born June 22, 1914, in Hazelwood, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Bacha Beluschak and wife of the late John J. Germak. She is survived by daughters, Janice Ulery of Port Vue and Geraldine Kijowski with whom she resided; three grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Friends will be received tomorrow from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Edmund E. Wojciechowski Jr. Funeral Home, Glassport. A blessing will be offered there Friday 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. The family has suggested memorial contributions to the Alzheimer's Association. Millville arrangements were handled by the Christy Funeral Home there.


McKeesport Daily News December 6, 2002

FRANCIS MARKLE

Francis C. Markle, 85, of McKeesport, died there Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2002, in Riverside Nursing Center, Inc. A retired baker from Vienna Baking Co., he was a member of St. Martin de Porres Parish in McKeesport, charter member of the Mon Yough Senior Citizens Friendship Club and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Born in Glassport, May 3, 1917, he was a son of the late Clyde Markle and Isabel Crawford Markle Dannenhauer. He is survived by brother, Ernest Dannenhauer of McKeesport; sister, June Cuffin of West Mifflin; nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the William H. Craig Funeral Home, Inc., McKeesport. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. in St. Peter Church. Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery, North Versailles Twp.


McKeesport Daily News December 13, 2002

ANDREW KRAYNAK

Andrew Lawrence (Larry) Kraynak, 63, of Liberty, died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2002, at home. A retired office clerk from the 160-inch mill of the Homestead plant, U.S. Steel Corp., he was the former owner of Kraynak's Bar in Glassport and a U.S. Army Reserve veteran.

Born in McKeesport, Feb. 18, 1939, he was the son of the late Andrew and Agnes Lalaeff Kraynak. He is survived by his wife, Mary Christine Chapor Kraynak; daughters, Kimberly Chakravarti of Boston, Mass., and Monica Lapsley of Stephens City, Va.; sons, Lawrence Kraynak of Shaler Twp. and Brian Kraynak at home; three grandchildren; sister and brother, Audrey and Allan Kraynak of Levittown; nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received in the Edmund E. Wojciechowski Jr. Funeral Home, Glassport, tomorrow from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. until the hour of a blessing there at 8:30 with the Rev. Casimir Kedzierski officiating.


McKeesport Daily News December 16, 2002

MARKS SERVICE

Service will take place Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the chapel of the Drew J. Gilbert Funeral Home, Inc., Boston, Elizabeth Twp., for Emerson C. Marks III, 68, of Elizabeth Twp., who died Friday, Dec. 13, 2002, in UPMC McKeesport. The Rev. Eric Dennis will officiate and interment will be in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Friends will be received in the funeral home today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

A retired switchman from Verizon, he was a member of the Elizabeth Twp. Ex-Servicemen's Association and a U.S. Navy veteran.

Born in Glassport, Dec. 8, 1934, he was the son of the late Emerson C. II and Pauline Baxendell Marks. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Corridon Marks; and son, Sean E. Marks of Hopewell Twp.


McKeesport Daily News December 18, 2002

RICHARD CUPP

Richard O. Cupp, 71, of Glassport, died Monday, Dec. 16, 2002, in Jefferson Regional Medical Center. A truck driver from LTV Steel, he was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

Born in McKeesport, Dec. 15, 1931, he is survived by his wife, Donna J. Cupp; children and stepchildren; grandchildren, step grandchildren, great grandchildren and step great grandchildren.

Private service will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are in charge of Ralph L. Johnson Funeral Home, Buena Vista.


McKeesport Daily News December 18, 2002

JOANNE WILLIAMSON

A former Glassport resident, Joanne K. Williamson 58, of Pittsburgh, died there Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2002, in UPMC Shadyside. A French teacher at Perry Traditional Academy, Pittsburgh, she was an instructional team leader of the Foreign Language Department, past board member of the Federation of Teachers and member and eucharistic minister at St. Therese of Lisieux Church, Munhall.

Born in McKeesport, Sept. 28, 1944, she was the daughter of John Kokayko Jr. of Glassport and the late Ann Korposh Kokayko. She is survived by her father; husband, John J. Williamson of Pittsburgh; son, Sean R. Williamson at home; brothers, Jack and Mark Kokayko of Glassport; and a niece.

Friends will be received tomorrow from 7 to 9 p.m. 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 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 in St. Therese of Lisieux Church with the Rev. Hugh Lang as celebrant. Interment will be in Lebanon Church Cemetery, West Mifflin.


McKeesport Daily News December 21, 2002

FRANK L. LLOYD

Frank L. Lloyd, 83, of West Mifflin, died Friday, Dec. 20, 2002, at home. Retired from the ground rod department of Copperweld Bimetallics Division in Glassport, he was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II serving in the Pacific Theater of Operations and a former member of First Baptist Church of Grassport.

Born Jan. 17, 1919, in Greenfield, he was a son of the late Willian and Emma Whitely Lloyd and husband of the late Florence Dean Lloyd. He is survived by a daughter, Carol Gyduska with whom he resided; five grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and a great great grandchild; neices and nephews.

Friends will be received tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Edmund E. Woj-ciechowski Jr. Funeral Home, Glassport. Service will be offered there Monday at 11 a.m. by Pastor Jim Crosby. Interment will be in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp.


McKeesport Daily News December 23, 2002

ANNA CODDINGTON

A former Glassport resident, Anna B. Coddington, 80, of Severna Park, Md., died Friday, Dec. 20, 2002, in Genesis Elder Care in Maryland. She was a member of Queen of the Rosary Parish in Glassport.

Born July 22, 1922, in Glassport, she was a daughter of the late Stephan and Elizabeth Gander Yesensky and wife of the late Edward F. Barchanowicz. She is survived by a son, Daniel E. Barchanowicz with whom she resided; a granddaughter; sister, Ethel Rusnak of Glassport; nieces and nephews.

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


McKeesport Daily News December 26, 2002

JAMES CROSS

James W. Cross, 86, of Glassport, died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2002, in Glenshire Woods, McKeesport. A retired motorman from the Clairton plant, U.S. Steel Corp., he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War 11 serving in the European Theater of Operations.

Born in Mannington, W.Va., May 21, 1916, he was a son of the late Martin Luther and Mary Alice Efaw Cross. He is survived by sisters, Bertha Shephard of Sarasota Springs, N.Y., Virgie Howland of Tulsa, Okla., and Mary Roberta Robinson with whom he resided; caregiver and niece, Carol Mendicino of Elizabeth; other nieces and nephews.

No visitation or service is planned. Arrangements are in charge of the Edmund E. Wojciechowski Jr. Funeral Home Glassport.


Dayton Daily News January 1, 2003

AUGUST Barbara Ann age 63 of Dayton passed away Tuesday December 31 2002 at Walnut Creek Nursing Home. Barbara graduated from Mt. Mercy (Carlow) College in Pittsburgh; received her masters degree from the University of Pittsburgh in Special Education and taught special education in Pittsburgh. She also worked in the financial office at the University of Dayton . Barbara volunteered at St. Elizabeth Breast Cancer Center was a literacy volunteer and a docent at the Dayton Art Institute.

Preceded in death by her parents John and Helen Danko. Survived by her loving husband of 38 years Eugene August; 2 sons Robert and his wife Doane of Greenville SC and James August of Centerville OH; 3 grandchildren Diana Robert and John August; sisters Sandra Danko of Elizabeth PA and Marsha Marcell and her husband Raymond of Brewster MA.

Family will greet friends on Thursday evening from 5- 7:00 PM at the Routsong Funeral Home 6 Oakwood Ave. at Irving. Mass of Christian Burial will beheld Friday January 3 2003 at 10:00AM at the University of Dayton Chapel. Burial in Woodland Cemetery. In memory of Barbara contributions may be made to the English Department of the University of Day ton Dayton OH 45469.


Tribune Review January 3, 2003

Sister Mary Helen Peshenka

McCandless

Sister Mary Helen Peshenka, age 90, on Monday, Dec. 30, 2002, after a long illness. She was born in 1912 to German immigrants. She entered the community of the Sisters of Divine Providence in 1929 upon her graduation from Divine Providence Academy. She earned her bachelor's degree in education from Duquesne University and began teaching elementary school. She completed coursework at Duquesne for a master's degree in education in 1968.

Sister Mary Helen had a natural ability in the areas of mathematics and science, and took postgraduate classes in these subjects at both Mt. Mercy College (Carlow) and Indiana University of Pennsylvania with grants from the National Science Foundation. She taught math to students in grades 6 through 8 in a number of schools throughout the Diocese of Pittsburgh, including St. Mary's (Beaver Falls, Ford City, Glenshaw and McKees Rocks), St. Joseph's Military Academy, St. Cecelia's (Glassport and Rochester), St. Basil's (Carrick), St. Martin's (West End), and she also taught in Dover, Ohio and Wheeling, W.Va. Upon retiring from teaching, she worked as a seamstress for Kearns Spirituality and Conference Center, a ministry of the Sisters.

Sister Mary Helen was preceded in death by her parents, Mary Peschl and Andrew Peshenka and one brother, Andres Joseph. She is remembered with love by 1,000 Sisters of Divine Providence and Associates throughout the world.

Friends received 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 12:30 to 3 p.m. Friday at Providence Heights. Mass of Christian Burial at 3:30 p.m. Friday. Memorials may be made to the Sisters of Divine Providence Ministries Fund, 9000 Babcock Blvd., Allison Park, PA 15101.


McKeesport Daily News January 6, 2003

VIVIAN KASYAN

A former Glassport resident, Vivian A. Kasyan, 71, of Wilmington, N.C., died there Friday, Jan. 3, 2003, in New Hanover Hospital. A retired business accountant from Albright College in Reading, she was a member of St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church in McKeesport.

Born in McKeesport, Feb. 13, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Anna Horbaly Bill. She is survived by daughters, Sheryl Wilson of Hyde Park, N.Y., Janis Babyak of Raleigh, N.C., Linda Kasyan of Wilmington and Carla D'Allessio of Philadelphia; four grandchildren; brother, Alwin Bill of Port Vue; a niece and nephew.

Friends will be received Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Edmund E. Wojciechowski Jr. Funeral Home, Glassport. Panachida will be offered there Thursday at 9:30 a.m. followed by Office of Christian Burial at 10 in St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church with the Rev. John Cuccaro as celebrant. Interment will be in St. Nicholas Cemetery, North Versailles Twp. The family has suggested memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society or St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church.


McKeesport Daily News January 10, 2003

FERDINAND SANTORO

Ferdinand F. (Fred) Santoro, 79, of Belle Vernon, died Thursday, Jan. 9, 2003, in Monongahela Valley Hospital, Carroll Twp. A retired scaleman from the Monessen plant of Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel, he was a member of St. Sebastian Church in Belle Vernon, Belle Vernon American Legion Post 659, B.P.O. Elks Lodge in Monessen and the Belle Vernon Planning and Zoning Board. A U.S. Army veteran of World War ll, he was employed at the Pasta Shoppe in Monessen, a former foreman from Copperweld Bimetallics Division in Glassport, served as secretary/treasurer on the Belle Vernon Borough Municipal Authority, and was a co-founder and treasurer of the Belle Vernon traveling Black Hawks midget football league.

Born Oct. 19, 1923, in Monessen, he was a son of the late Anthony and Anna Cirincione Santoro. He is survived by his wife, Justina Lombardi Santoro; son, Ronald J. Santoro of Belle Vernon; daughter, Jami Lynn Chywski of Donora; four grandchildren; sisters, Carmella Bamburak and Mary Kalcevich of Clairton; nieces and nephews.

Friends are being received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Leonard J. Parzynski Funeral Home, Belle Vernon. Prayers will be offered there tomorrow at 10 a.m. followed by Funeral Mass at 10:30 in St. Sebastian Church with the Rev. John R. Cindric as celebrant. Interment will be in Belle Vernon Cemetery.


McKeesport Daily News January 10, 2003

AGNES VAYDA

Agnes Joan Vayda, 78, of Port Vue, died Thursday, Jan. 9, 2003, at home. She was a member of St. Mark Parish.

Born in Glassport, July 13, 1924, she was a daughter of the late Stephen and Elizabeth Conko Potocsnak. She is survived by daughter, Elizabeth Gantner of Belle Vernon; sons, Charles Vayda of New Providence, N.J., and Donald and William Vayda of Bayonne, N.J.; five grandchildren; and sister, Betty Sapanara of Connellsville.

Friends will be received in Strifflers' of Port Vue tomorrow from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 10:30 a.m. in the Port Vue worship site by the Rev. Rudolph Smoley. Interment will be in St. Mary German Cemetery, McKeesport.


McKeesport Daily News January 13, 2003

ALFRETTA STEWART

Alfretta L. (Freddie) Stewart, 85, of Beechview, died Sunday, Jan. 12, 2003, in St. Clair Memorial Hospital, Mount Lebanon. A retired waitress from the Baptist Home and Orphanage in Mount Lebanon, she was a member of Mount Lebanon Baptist Church.

Born in Glassport, Jan. 22, 1917, she was the daughter of the late Solomon P. and Florence Lenex Dean. She is survived by her husband, Albert F. Stewart; nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Edmund E. Wojciechowski Jr. Funeral Home, Glassport. Service will be conducted there tomorrow at 11 a.m. by the Rev. Carol Ross Irwin. Interment will be in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp.


Tribune Review January 17, 2003

Sister Cecilia Shaughnessy McCandless

Sister Cecilia Shaughnessy, age 81, on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2003, in the Sisters' infirmary after a long illness. She entered religious life from St. Cecilia parish in Rochester, Pa., in 1938. She earned both a bachelor's and a master's degree in education from Duquesne University and taught in many schools throughout the Pittsburgh Diocese. She taught primary grades at St. Margaret's in Green Tree (1951-52 and 1966-75), St. Alphonsus in Springdale (1958-64), St. Mary's in Glenshaw (1975-80), St. Cecilia's in Glassport (1980-82) and schools in New England and Detroit. She tutored for a number of years at the Providence Heights Alpha School and upon her retirement, volunteered in the school cafeteria until 1998. She enjoyed being with the children and used her volunteer time to instruct them about table manners and etiquette.

One of 12 children, Sister Cecilia valued her family life and spoke with pride of the accomplishments of her siblings. She is survived by brothers, Joseph (Sophie) of Largo, Fla., Paul (Mary Ann) of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Father Angelus Shaughnessy, OFM, Cap, of Clairton, and Bernard (Mary Ann) of Pittsburgh; sisters, Mary Elizabeth Roth of Wheeling, W.Va., Irene Murray (Andrew) of Gibsonia, Josephine Laman (Bob), Pauline Cucinelli (Jim) of Rochester, Pa., Jean Sykes (John) of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Bernadette Higgins (John) of Millbrook, N.Y.; and by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and 1,000 Sisters of Divine Providence and Associates throughout the world. She was preceded in death by her parents, Anna Catherine Spang and John Shaughnessy, and one brother, Father Sigmund Shaughnessy.

Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and from noon to 3 p.m. Friday at the Providence Heights motherhouse. Funeral Mass at 3:30 p.m. Friday in the Mother of Divine Providence Chapel. Memorials may be made to the Sisters of Divine Providence Ministries Fund, 9000 Babcock Blvd., Allison Park, PA 15101.


McKeesport Daily News January 20, 2003

JOSEPH GRACON

Joseph Gracon, 83, of Clairton, died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2003, in Jefferson Regional Medical Center. A retired welder from Bucyrus-Erie in Glassport, he was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish, Clairton, member and former vice president of Clairton Lodge 248, Croatian Fraternal Union, and member of Clairton Hill Chapter 2862, American Association of Re tired Persons, and Daniel F. Keffer American Legion Post 75 in Dravosburg.

Born in Glassport, Dec. 23, 1919, he was a son of the late Wasil and Pearl Lezak Gracon and husband of the late Kathryn Vukusic Gracon. He is survived by children, Barbara (Bobbie) Margetto of Gap, Marion (Micki) Stanley of North Huntingdon Twp., Kathleen (Sassy) King of Elizabeth Twp. and Thomas J. (Tom) Gracon of West Newton; two grandchildren; sisters, Esther Laczko of Baldwin and Dorothy Manion of Forest Hills; nieces and nephews. A brother, Michael Gracon, died in November of 2002.

Friends will be received tomorrow from 2 to 9 p.m. in the A.J. Bekavac Funeral Home, Clairton. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph Church. Interment will be in St. Clare Cemetery, Clairton.


McKeesport Daily News January 23, 2003

RICHARD DOUGLAS

Richard J. Douglas, 85, of Glassport, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2003, in Jefferson Regional Medical Center. A retired automobile mechanic from Baran Ford in Clairton, he was a former member of Pecman Lincoln Mercury in Versailles, member of Glassport United Methodist Church, American Legion Post 443 in Glassport and Disabled American Veterans of McKeesport and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II serving in the European Theater of Operations.

Born in Greenfield, July 21, 1917, he was the son of the late Jeremiah and Anna Anderson Douglas. He is survived by his wife, Rhoda Byard Douglas; daughters, Patricia Thomas of West Mifflin and Mary Jane Belusar of White Oak; son, Richard Wayne Douglas of Lincoln; eight grandchildren and 11 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 be conducted there Saturday at 11 a.m. by the Rev. Craig Forsythe. Interment will be in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills.


McKeesport Daily News January 23, 2003

ANNA PAPE

Anna Dintino Pape, 96, a former Wilmerding resident, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2003, in Baldock Health Care Center, North Huntingdon Twp. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ in Glassport.

Born in Glassport, Aug. 22, 1906, she was a daughter of the late Dominic and Concetta Genaro Dintino. She is survived by children, Wallace Pape in Florida and June Best and Linda Ottavian of North Huntingdon Twp.; six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; and a niece.

Friends will be received in the Alfieri Funeral Home, Inc., Wilmerding, tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. until the hour of service there at 11 with the Rev. David Nolfi officiating. Interment will follow in Restland Memorial Park, Monroeville. The family has suggested memorial contributions to The Church of Jesus Christ, 614 Michigan Ave., Glassport, 15045.


McKeesport Daily News January 24, 2003

GERTRUDE ZAMKO

Gertrude (Dodo) Zamko, 73, of Jefferson Hills, died Thursday, Jan. 23, 2003, in Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Retired from the Visiting Nurses Association in McKeesport, she was a member of St. Martin de Porres Parish, McKeesport.

Born in Glassport, June 24, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Josephine Klein Janci. She is survived by her husband, Walter E. Zamko; daughters, Pam Kaska of West Newton, and Joy Galliford in Maryand; five grandchildren; brothers, Larry Janci of Glassport and Robert Janci of North Huntingdon Twp.; sister, Irene Zyra of Glassport; nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received tomorrow from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday 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 Monday 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. The family has suggested memorial contributions to the American Diabetes Association.


McKeesport Daily News January 27, 2003

ALEXANDER SCOTT

Alexander Thomas (Tom) Scott, 70, of McKeesport, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2003, in UPMC McKeesport. A security guard for Allied Security in Pittsburgh, he was a former baker at Grisnik's Bakery and former employee of the U.S. Glass House Co. in Glassport, MacHyte Wire and Rope of Pittsburgh and Hercules-Picco of West Elizabeth. A U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War, he was a member of Pine Run United Methodist Church in Clairton and its Youth Leadership Group and Syria Temple of the Shrine of Cheswick and past master of Wilson-Joppa Lodge 714, F.&A. Masons.

Born in Clairton, Feb. 21, 1932, he was the son of the late Alex and Mabel Coulson Scott. He is survived his wife, Elizabeth J. Hough Scott of Elizabeth Twp.: children. Thomas H. Scott o£ McKeesport and Perry L. Spires and Louise Bagwell - Robinson of Midlothian. Va.; four grandchildren; and sister, Marion Mazenko of Coalport.

Friends are being received today from 2 to 9 p.m. in the S.M. Finney Funeral Home, Inc., Clairton. Service will be conducted there tomorrow at 11 a.m. by the Rev. Lota Jones. Interment will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. The family has suggested memorial contributions to Pine Run United Methodist Church.


McKeesport Daily News January 27, 2003

EDWARD ZAURSKI

Edward M. Zaurski, 79, of Port Vue, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2003, in UPMC McKeesport. Retired from the National plant, U.S. Steel Corp., he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Born in Glassport, Feb. 14, 1923, he was the son of the late Adam and Mary Kraszewski Zaurski and husband of the late Ann Louise Magdic Zaurski. He is survived by a daughter, Anna Marie Zaurski at home; sisters and brothers, Jean Mackowick and Stanley Zaurski of Elizabeth Twp., Mary Magdic, Blanche Derewonko and Clara Stasko of Port Vue and Steve Zaurski of Elyria, Ohio; nieces and nephews.

Friends are being received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Daniel F. Bekavac Funeral Home, Versailles. A blessing will be offered there tomorrow at 9 a.m. Interment will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Port Vue.


McKeesport Daily News February 3, 2003

RICHARD MURRAY

Richard M. Murray, 78, of Dravosburg, formerly of Glassport, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2003, in Mount Vernon of Elizabeth Twp. A retired draftsman from Westinghouse Electric Corp.. Bettis Atomic Power laboratory in West Mifflin with 48 years of service, he was a member of the Dravosburg Lions Club and Claude Beltz American Legion Post 380 in Dravosburg and a U. S. Navy veteran of World War II.

Born in McKeesport, March 18. 1924, he was a son of the late John and Stella Makowski Murray and husband of the late Ruth Wertz Murray, he is survived by son, Todd M. Murray of Dravosburg; daughter, Paula Beth Murray of Tampa. Fla.; brothers, Carl Murray of Liberty and Jim Murray of Manassas, Va.; and sisters, Frances Jakubek and Margaret (Peg) Melliot of Liberty and Sylvia Patterson of Wilson.

Friends will be received Wednesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. in Strifflers' Dravosburg/West Mifflin. Service will be conducted in the chapel there Thursday at 9 a.m.


McKeesport Daily News February 5, 2003

DOROTHY FELTZ

Dorothy L. Feltz, 79, of Glassport, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2003, in UPMC McKeesport. A former employee of the U.S. Glass House Co. in Glassport, she was a member of St. Martin de Porres Parish in McKeesport.

Born Nov. 18, 1923, in Glassport, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Margaret McCoy Miller. She is survived by her husband, John D. Feltz; sons, John R. Feltz of Glassport and James R. Feltz of Oakdale; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren; 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 Friday at 10 a.m. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Port Vue.


McKeesport Daily News February 8, 2003

HELEN BERCIK

Helen D. Bercik, 87, formerly of Glassport, died Friday, Feb. 7, 2003, in Cedars of Monroeville. She was a member of Queen of the Rosary Parish in Glassport and its Confraternity of Christian Mothers.

Born March 5, 1915, in Clairton, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Maria Myslan Vossel and wife of the late John Bercik. She is survived by son, Richard J. Bercik of Sarver; daughter, Carol B. Grzebyk of White Oak; five grandsons and two great grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Joseph Vossel, Margaret Lasich and Verona Annell of Clairton and Paul Vossel of Perrysburg, Ohio; nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received tomorrow from 6 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the JaycoxJaworski Funeral Home, Inc., McKeesport. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. in Queen of the Rosary Church. Interment will follow in St. Mary Polish Cemetery, White Oak.


McKeesport Daily News February 12, 2003

ROBERT WILSON

Robert H. Wilson, 67, of Dravosburg, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2003, in Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Retired owner, operator and truck driver of the John F. Scott Co., he was a former vice president of Teamsters Local 800 and member of Joint Council 40. A former Dravosburg councilman, he also was a member of Glassport United Methodist Church and Mon Valley Boat Club and a U.S. Army veteran.

Born June 17, 1935, in West Mifflin, he was a son of the late Walter R. (Fats) and Mary Noll Wilson. He is survived by his wife, Beverly Pennell Wilson; children, Robert Wilson and Jean Spalla of Dravosburg; two grandchildren; brother, Dick Wilson of Clairton; and nephews.

Friends will be received tomorrow from 2 to 8 p.m. in the Drew J. Gilbert Funeral Home, Inc., Boston, Elizabeth Twp. Service will be offered in the chapel there Friday at noon by the Rev. Craig Forsythe. Interment will follow in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills. The family has suggested memorial contributions to Glassport United Methodist Church Youth Group, Ohio Avenue and Sixth Street, Glassport, 15045.


McKeesport Daily News February 13, 2003

ALBINA FRATTAROLI

Albina Frattaroli, 87, of Glassport, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2003, in Jefferson Regional Medical Center. A retired clerk from the U.S. Glass House Co. in Glassport, she was a member of Queen of the Rosary Parish in Glassport.

Born in Glassport, Dec. 10, 1915, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Stanislawa Krolikowski Kazmierowski and wife of the late Anthony Paul Frattaroli Sr. She is survived by sons, Anthony Paul Frattaroli Jr. of Murrysville and Thomas J. Frattaroli of Cypress, Calif.; six grandchildren; sisters, Gabriella (Gay) Merta and Theresa Zyra of Glassport, Sister Mary Sylvia of Westview, Flo Steindel of Elizabeth, Dolores Wayne of Sun City West, Ariz., and Grace Cubra of Albuquerque, N.Mex.; nieces and nephews.

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Queen of the Rosary Church. No visitation is scheduled. Inurnment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles Twp. Arrangements are in charge of the Edmund E. Wojciechowski Jr. Funeral Home, Glassport.


McKeesport Daily News February 17, 2003

JOHN PIEKUT

John B. (Brownie) Piekut, 87, of Glassport, died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2003, in Sunrise Assisted Living, Monroeville. A retired millwright from the Irvin plant, U.S. Steel Corp., he was a member of Queen of the Rosary Parish in Glassport and its Holy Name Society and Bible Class, Glassport American Legion Post 443, McKeesport Council 955, Knights of Columbus, and Glassport Oldtimers Softball Team, volunteer delivery person with Meals on Wheels and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II serving in Europe. A member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, he was a former Glassport councilman.

Born in Glassport, Sept. 2, 1915, he was a son of the late Valentine and Mary Lech Piekut and husband of the late Elizabeth M. (Bubbles) Saffa Piekut. He is survived by daughters, Ginny Piekut of Clearwater, Fla., Trish Long of Lakeland, Fla., and Debbie Woodrow of Murrysville; three grandchildren; brothers, Peter and Casimir Piekut of Glassport; nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received tomorrow from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Edmund E. Wojciechowski Jr. Funeral Home, Glassport. Service will begin there Thursday 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 Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. The family has suggested memorial contributions to the Alzheimer's Association, One Station Square, Landmarks Building, Suite 500, Pittsburgh, 15219.


McKeesport Daily News February 20, 2003

MARY FARMERIE

Mary W. Farmerie, 85, of Glassport, died Thursday, Feb. 20, 2003, in Lawson Nursing Center, Inc., Jefferson Hills. A former employee of the Christy Park plant, U.S. Steel Corp., U.S. Glass House Co., Glassport, and Sears and Roebuck Co. in Century III Mall. She was a member of Queen of the Rosary Parish in Glassport and its Confraternity of Christian Mothers, Women's Club of Glassport and Glassport Senior Citizens.

Born in Glassport, Jan. 5, 1918, she was a daughter of the late John and Winifred McNulty Burke and wife of the late Ralph Farmerie. She is survived by sons, Ralph J. Farmerie of Elizabeth Twp. and Denny Farmerie of Killeen, Texas; four grandchildren and eight 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 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 St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles Twp.


McKeesport Daily News February 24, 2003

GEORGE RUNION SR.

Private visitation and service took place Saturday for George B. Runion Sr., 76, of Lincoln, who died Friday, Feb. 21, 2003, in Meadowcrest Nursing Home in Bethel Park. Private interment was in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Arrangements were in charge of Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth.

A retired welder from Tube City Iron and Metal in Glassport, he was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.

Born in Vindex, Md., July 15, 1926, he was a son of the late Roy A. and Nell Pennell Runion. He is survived by his wife, Elaine Hughes Runion; daughter, Diane McKivitz of Bunola; sons, George B. Runion Jr. of Port Vue and Garry B. Runion at home; 12 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Another son, Roy A. Runion, died June 7, 2002.


McKeesport Daily News March 3, 2003

MARGARET MICHAELSON

Margaret E. Michaelson. 92, of Glassport, died Saturday, March l, 2003, in Riverside Nursing Center, Inc., McKeesport. A retired bookkeeper from Glassport News Depot and former bookkeeper from Gross Home Furniture in Glassport, she was a member of Queen of the Rosary Parish in Glassport and its Bible study class and White Oak Chapter 2294, American Association of Retired Persons.

Born in Glassport, Feb. 9, 1911, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Elizabeth Kazo Michaelson and stepdaughter of the late Anna Cvelihar. She is survived by nieces and nephews.

Friends are being received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Edmund E. Wojciechowski Jr. Funeral Home, Glassport. Service will begin there tomorrow 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 of Calvary Cemetery, Port Vue.


McKeesport Daily News March 10, 2003

EMIL GAGORIK

Emil G. Gagorik, 85, of Glassport, died Saturday, March 8, 2003. Retired from Copperweld Bimetallics Division in Glassport with 48 years of service, he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and member of American Legion Post 443 in Glassport.

Born in McKeesport, July 13, 1917, he is survived by his wife, Margaret Vargo Gagorik; children, Barbara Kunsak of Brighton Heights, Emily Vasquez of Sacramento, Calif., John Gagorik of White Oak, Margaret Gooding of Robinson Twp. and Gerald Gagorik of Rennerdale; eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Thomas P. Kunsak Funeral Home, Inc., North Side of Pittsburgh, and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Edmund E. Wojciechowski Jr. Funeral Home, Glassport. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Holy Trinity Church of St. Martin de Porres Parish, McKeesport. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.


McKeesport Daily News March 10, 2003

STEPHANIE MISLANOVICH

Stephanie Jean Mislanovich, 84, of Glassport, died Saturday, March 8, 2003, in ManorCare Health Services Skilled Nursing Facilities in Bethel Park. A retired baker from Rhea's Bakery in Pittsburgh, she was a member of St. Mary Serbian Orthodox Church in Clairton.

Born in Ambridge, Nov. 3, 1918, she was a daughter of the late Julian and Frances Mackiewicz Osada and wife of the late Eli (Wimpy) Mislanovich. She is survived by daughters, Myra Trigger of Memphis, Tenn., and Melanie Brown of Bethel Park; two grandsons; 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. Trisagion will begin there Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. followed by service at noon in St. Mary Serbian Orthodox Church with the Rev. Vladimir V. Demshuk officiating. Interment will be in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp.


McKeesport Daily News March 10, 2003

JOAN HOHL

Joan V. Hohl, 57, of Glassport, died Friday, March 7, 2003, at home. She was the self-employed owner of a personal care home.

Born in McKeesport, Jan. 8, 1946. she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Marusky Hohl. She is survived by a son, James J. Hohl of Clairton; three grandchildren; brother, Joseph Hohl of White Oak; sister, Marian Hohl in Florida; and nieces.

Inurnment will take place in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills. Arrangements are in charge of the Edmund E. Wojciechowski Jr. Funeral Home, Glassport.


McKeesport Daily News March 11, 2003

JULIA SITKO

Julia A. Sitko, 85, of Glassport, died Monday, March 10, 2003, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. She was a member of St. Martin de Porres Parish in McKeesport and its Rosary Society.

Born in McKeesport Feb. 4, 1918, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Maria Kulasa Bocek and wife of the late Anthony S. Sitko. She is survived by daughters, Evelyn Krivansky of North Versailles Twp., Arlene Stanczak of Glassport and Janet Barrett of Ingram; son, William E. Sitko of Elizabeth; 14 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received in the Edmund E. Wojciechowski Jr. Funeral Home, Glassport, tomorrow from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A blessing will be offered there Friday at 9:30 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in Holy Trinity Church. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery, Port Vue. The family has suggested memorial contributions to the American Lung Association or American Cancer Society.


McKeesport Daily News March 12, 2003

JENNIE GALLAGHER

Jennie E. Gallagher, 72, of McKeesport, died Wednesday, March 12, 2003, in Life Care in Wilkinsburg. She was a member of St. Angela Merici Church, White Oak, White Oak Senior Citizens, Christy Park Senior Citizens and Mon Yough Senior Citizens Friendship Club.

Born in McKees Rocks, July 11, 1930, she was a daughter of the late Umberto and Evelina Pacifico Gigli and wife of the late Frank E. (Bud) Gallagher. She is survived by daughters. Debbie Catterall of McKeesport, Kim Ortiz in Nevada, Lisa Naughton in Kentucky and Lois Gallagher Savani of North Huntingdon Twp.; sons, Roy Gallagher of North Versailles Twp., Jan and Shawn of White Oak and Pat of McKeesport; 20 grandchildren and six great grandchildren; brothers. Bert and Church Gigli in Florida: sisters, Violet Kisner of Boardman, Ohio, and Dolly Borrelli of Glassport; nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received tomorrow and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home, Inc., McKeesport. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. Angela Merici Church by the Rev. Michael Polak. Interment will be in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp.


McKeesport Daily News March 12, 2003

SUSAN PETERSON

Susan Geletko Peterson, 40, of Glassport, died Tuesday, March 11, 2003, in UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh. She was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish in Clairton.

Born in McKeesport, March 21, 1962, she was a daughter of Edward and Betty Ondrick Geletko of Clairton. She is survived by her parents; sons, Zachary and Bryan Peterson of Clairton; brothers and sister, John and Richard Geletko of Clairton., Raymond Geletko of Dallas, Texas, and Mary Lou Geletko of McKeesport; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph Church. No visitation is scheduled. Arrangements are in charge of the A.J. Bekavac Funeral Home. Clairton.


McKeesport Daily News March 12, 2003

ERNEST TYSKEWICZ

Ernest Tyskewicz, 81, of Port Vue, died Monday March 10, 2003, in Riverside Nursing Center, Inc. McKeesport. A retired scarffer marker from the National plant, U.S. Steel Corp., he was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II and member of United Steelworkers of America Local 1408, Queen of the Rosary Parish in Glassport and Glassport American Legion Post 443.

Born in Glassport. Nov. 4, 1921, he was a son of the late Stanley and Stella Golus Tyszkiewicz. He is survived by his wife, Virginia Katchmark Tyskewicz; daughter. Sharon Davis of West Mifflin. three grandchildren. brothers, Eugene Tyszkiewicz of Glassport and Joseph Tyskewicz in Florida; nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received 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 Queen of the Rosary Church with the Rev. Casimir Kedzierski as celebrant. Entombment will be in the mausoleum at St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles Twp.


McKeesport Daily News March 13, 2003

MARY DELIMAN

Mary K. Deliman, 82, of Glassport died Wednesday, March 12, 2003, at home.

She was born in Elrama, Aug. 26, 1921, a daughter of the late Joseph and Anna Hans. She is survived by daughter, Michele A. Frattaroli at home; sons, Bernard M. Deliman of Mount Lebanon and Michael J. Deliman of North, Huntingdon Twp.; and nine 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. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 12:30 p.m. in Queen of the Rosary Church, Glassport. Interment will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp.

McKeesport Daily News March 14, 2003

DELIMAN SERVICES

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated today at 12:30 p.m. in Queen of the Rosary Church, Glassport, for Mary K. Deliman of Glassport who died March 12, 2003. She was the wife of the late Michael G. Deliman


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