Glassport, Pennsylvania 

Glassport Obituaries as Reported in the Daily News & Other Newspapers


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


McKeesport Daily News September 15, 2003

ANN LONG

Ann E. Long, 86, of Glassport, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2003, in Kane Regional Center in McKeesport. A former secretary at the Glass House in Glassport, she was a member of Queen of the Rosary Parish in Glassport.

Born in West Mifflin, March 3, 1917, she was a daughter of the late Leon and Barbara Griedel Gabauer and wife of the late Harry A. Long. She is survived by sister, Vera Wagner of Glassport; and brothers, Charles and Elmer (Boots) Gabauer of Finleyville.

Friends will be received 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 Queen of the Rosary Church. Interment will be in Penn-Lincoln Memorial Park, North Huntingdon Twp.

McKeesport Daily News September 16, 2003

LONG SERVICE

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated tomorrow at 10 a.m. in Queen of the Rosary Church, Glassport, for Ann E. Long of Glassport who died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2003. Friends are being received in the Edmund E. Wojciechowski Jr. Funeral Home, Glassport, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Her survivors include nieces and nephews.


McKeesport Daily News September 22, 2003

ALADAR NEMETH

Aladar Oliver Al Nemeth, 84, of Key West, Fla., died Friday, Sept. 19, 2003, at home. Retired radio operator from merchant ships with 30 years of service, he was a lieutenant for the U.S. Maritime Service, a Military Air Transport Service veteran and former member of Free Hungarian Reformed Church in McKeesport. He was a member of Magyar Reformed Church in New York, N.Y., American Radio Association, Licensed Amateur Radio Operators and American Association of Retired Persons, graduate of Keystone Radio Institute and a 1937 graduate of Glassport High School.

Born in Maple Glen, July 17, 1919, he was a son of the late Arpad and Mary Borso Nemeth. He is survived by sister, JoAnn Rogers in Alabama; brother, Dr. Joseph Nemeth of Bowling Green, Ohio; nieces and nephews.

Graveside service will be conducted Wednesday in Lebanon Church Cemetery, West Mifflin. No visitation is scheduled. Arrangements are in charge of Striffler's Funeral Homes. The family has suggested memorial contributions to Free Hungarian Reformed Church in McKeesport or to a local hospice.


McKeesport Daily News September 22, 2003

ADELMO PEDICONI

A former Glassport resident, Adelmo Pediconi, 89, of Sant O'Meroi, Italy, died there Friday, Sept. 19, 2003. Retired from Copperweld Bimetalics Division in Glassport, he was an Italian Army veteran of World War II.

Born in Sant O'Meroi, Oct. 4, 1913, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Carmen Pediconi. He is survived by his wife, Rose DeBerardinis Pediconi; children, Gabriel Pediconi and Phyllis DiMarco of Glassport; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren; and sister, Clara Mollica of Port Vue.

Service will be conducted in Italy. Announcement provided by the Edmund E. Wojciechowski Jr. Funeral Home, Glassport.


McKeesport Daily News September 25, 2003

KEITH ACHTZEHN

Service was conducted today in the Vaschak-Kirila Funeral Home Inc., Youngstown, Ohio, for Keith D. Achtzehn, 58, of Canfield, Ohio, who died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2003, at home. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery, Youngstown.

A graduate of McKeesport High School, he was a corpsman with the Navy, Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War and received a National Defense Service Medal. He received a bachelor of arts degree from Pennsylvania State College, was employed as a salesman for Prudential Insurance, Kellogg's and Fuji Film, coowner of Phoenix Satellite and Electronics in Howland, Ohio, department head and new store training supervisor for Best Buy and 15-year member of the American Legion.

Born in Glassport, June 9, 1945, he was a son of Charles Achtzehn of White Oak and the late Betty Blevins Achtzehn. He is survived by his father; wife, Linda Gorup Achtzehn; children, Kevin and Becky in Pennsylvania; a brother; nieces and nephews.


McKeesport Daily News September 27, 2003

GENEVIEVE BARTKO

Genevieve Bartko, 78, of Glassport, died Friday, Sept. 26, 2003, in Jefferson Regional Medical Center. A former presser from O.K. Cleaning Co. in McKeesport, she was a member of St. Mark Parish, Liberty.

Born in Glassport, April 6, 1925, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Josephine Piekut Moritz. She is survived by her husband, Thomas J. Bartko; daughters, Kathleen Bowles of Cedar Hill, Texas, Christine Considine of Cincinnati, Ohio, Cynthia Medved of White Oak and Monica Bartko of Glassport; sons, Eric Bartko of Glassport and Fred Bartko of Lincoln; 10 grandchildren; sister, Dolores Chandler of Glassport; 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 9:30 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in the Liberty worship site with the Rev. Gerald Mikonis as celebrant. Interment will be in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. The family has suggested memorial contributions to the National Kidney Foundation.


McKeesport Daily News September 30, 2003

MARTHA GAYDOSH

Martha J. Gaydosh, 85, of Glassport, died Monday, Sept. 29, 2003, in UPMC McKeesport. She was a retired coil winder from Westinghouse Electric Corp. in East Pittsburgh.

Born March 11, 1918, in Glassport, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Schwerha Gaydos. She is survived by brother, Cy Gaydos of Elizabeth; 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 Thursday at 9,30 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in Queen of the Rosary Church, Glassport, with the Rev. Casimir Kedzierski as celebrant. Interment will be in St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Cemetery, North Versailles Twp.


McKeesport Daily News October 2, 2003

RITA OGURCHAK

Rita T. Ogurchak, 85, of Glassport, died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2003, in HCR ManorCare in Monroeville. A retired assistant buyer from the cosmetic department of the Joseph Horne Co. in Pittsburgh, she was a member of Queen of the Rosary Parish, Glassport, and its Confraternity of Christian Mothers and Glassport Women's Club.

Born in Pittsburgh, Feb. 11, 1918, she was a daughter of the late Louis P. and Eleanor Frantz Will and wife of the late Herbert Stein and Joseph P. Ogurchak. She is survived by sisters, Sister Eleanor Will of Pittsburgh, Jeanne Bahl of Elyria, Ohio, Mary Matthews of Sebastian, Fla., and Eileen Will of Lodi, Calif.; caregiver and niece, Christine Stein of East Pittsburgh; other nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received Sunday from 2 to 9 p.m. in the Edmund E. Wojciechowski Jr. Funeral Home, Glassport. Service will begin there Monday 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 follow in Calvary Cemetery, Port Vue.


McKeesport Daily News October 2, 2003

LIDA LINVILLE

Lida Emily Linville, 91, of West Palm Beach, Fla., died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2003. A former employee of Balsamo's Market, The Famous Department Store, Immel's and Fisher's in McKeesport, she was affiliated with the Friendship Class of the First Christian Assembly in Cincinnati, Ohio, and former member of Boston United Methodist Church.

Born Jan. 14, 1912, in Glassport, she was a daughter of the late Earl and Bessie Pearl Dawson Heckathorne and wife of the late Clyde E. Linville. She is survived by son, C. Edward Linville of Grove City, Ohio; daughters, Bonnie Bashforth and Joanne Linville of West Palm Beach, Fla.; eight grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and a great great grandson; nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received today from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Boston, Elizabeth Twp., and tomorrow from 10 a.m. until the hour of service at 11 in Central Highlands Community United Methodist Church with the Rev. Eric S. Park officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. The family has suggested memorial contributions to Music Ministry of Christian Family Fellowship, 2505 Hyde Road, Grove City, Ohio, 43123.


McKeesport Daily News October 3, 2003

ANGELINE D'ANTONIO

Angeline D'Antonio, 90, of Glassport, died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2003, in UPMC McKeesport. She was a member of Queen of the Rosary Parish, Glassport.

Born in New Eagle, Dec. 12, 1912, she was the daughter of the late Salvatore and Mary Montasante Trunzo and wife of the late Nicholas D'Antonio. She is survived by daughters, Donna Falk of Jefferson Hills, Darlene Kelly of Mars and Linda D'Antonio of Glassport; sons, Fred D'Antonio of White Oak, Ron D'Antonio of Wilkins Twp. and James D'Antonio of Greenock; 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; and brothers, John Trunzo of Glassport and Paul Trunzo in Florida.

Friends will be received Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Edmund E. Wojciechowski Jr. Funeral Home, Glassport. Service will begin there Tuesday 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. The family has suggested memorial contributions to a favorite charity.


McKeesport Daily News October 6, 2003

MARY ANN BARCHANOWICZ

Mary Ann Barchanowicz, 70, of McKeesport, died Sun,day, Oct. 5, 2003, in Kane Regional Center, Glen Hazel. She was a former employee of Hornfect's Pharmacy in Glassport.

Born in Brownsville, Oct. 30, 1933, she was a daughter of the late John and Sophia. Duda. She is survived by her husband, Eugene A. Barchanowicz; son, Eugene B. Barchanowicz of Liberty; two grandchildren; and brother, John Duda of Liberty.

Friends will be received tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the William H. Craig Funeral Home Inc., McKeesport. Service will be conducted there Wednesday at 11 a.m. by the Rev. David Weeks. Interment will be in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp.


McKeesport Daily News October 8, 2003

ALICE KELLY

Alice Viola Wilson Kelly, 93, of McKeesport, died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2003. She was a member and officer of the Glassport Senior Citizens.

Born in Wilson, July 3, 1910, she was a daughter of the late William and Ida Smith Wilson and wife of the late Jack F. Kelly. She is survived by daughter, Lorraine Shupe Parham of Jefferson Hills; four grandchildren and eight great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Memorial service will be conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Griffith Mortuary Inc., South Park Twp. The family has suggested memorial contributions to Glassport Senior Citizens, Monongahela Avenue, Glassport, 15045.


McKeesport Daily News October 9, 2003

MARVIN EDMONDS

Marvin Armstrong (Itsy) Edmonds, 68, of Jefferson Hills, died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2003, in Jefferson Regional Medical Center. A retired self-employed independent hauler, he was an employee of the Clairton plant, U.S. Steel Corp. and Glassport Foundry. A graduate of Homestead High School, he was a member of the American Association of Retired Persons, former member and trustee for more than 30 years of Quinn Chapel AME in West Elizabeth and member of Allen Chapel AME in Elizabeth and its board of stewards.

Born in Jefferson, May 22, 1935, he was a son of Elizabeth Edmonds of Homestead and the late Milton Payne and stepson of the late William Lee Edmonds. He is survived by his mother; wife, Germaine Edmonds; children, Cheryl, Germaine, Marvin, William and Donna; stepmother, Lolita Payne; two grandchildren; sisters, Jacque Smith, Karen Payne, Marissa Kelly and Melissa Hicks; brothers, Milton, William, Dennis, Glenn, Robert and James Payne-, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends will be received tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Robert A. Waters Funeral Home, Clairton. Service will be conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. in Mount Olive First Baptist Church in Clairton by the Rev. William C. Callaway. Interment will be in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. The family has suggested memorial contributions to the Carnegie Library for the Blind and Handicapped, 4724 Baum Blvd., Pittsburgh, 15213.


McKeesport Daily News October 13, 2003

DANIEL BRINKMAN JR.

Daniel C. Brinkman Jr., 31, of West Newton, formerly of Glassport, died Saturday, Oct.. 11, 2003, in UPMC North West Medical Center, Franklin. An employee of the Irvin plant, U.S. Steel Corp., he was a 1989 graduate of South Allegheny High School.

Born in McKeesport, Dec. 4, 1971, he was a son of Daniel C. Sr. and Jacquelyn Black Brinkman of Ruffs Dale. He is survived by his parents; wife, Heather L. Kyle Brinkman; son, Tyler Brinkman at home; sisters, Lisa Brinkman of Glassport and Jaime Brinkman of Forest Hills; grandmothers, Effie Black of Liberty and Thelma McCall of White Oak; aunts, uncles and cousins.

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 Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Service will be conducted in the chapel there Wednesday at noon by the Rev. Joel Wood. Interment will be in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp.


McKeesport Daily News October 13, 2003

MARY DWOREK

Mary Gizella Dworek, 91, of Glassport, died Monday, Oct. 13, 2003, in HCR Manor Care in Monroeville. She was a member of Queen of the Rosary Parish, Glassport, and its Confraternity of Christian Mothers.

Born in Walsenberg, Colo., March 9, 1912, she was a daughter of the late John and Gizella Nemeth Toth and wife of the late Stanley E. Dworek. She is survived by daughter, Dolores Valyo of Greensburg; sons, Stanley Dworek of Monroeville, Richard Dworek of Ambridge and Robert Dworek of Pittsburgh; a granddaughter whom she raised, Sharon Dworek of Glassport; nine other grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren; and sister, Julia Depta of Mount Pleasant.

Friends will be received 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 Good Shepherd Cemetery, Monroeville..


McKeesport Daily News October 14, 2003

LEO BARDAS

Leo P. Bardas, 82, of McKeesport, died Monday, Oct. 13, 2003, in UPMC McKeesport. Proprietor of the former Kroger Supermarket in Glassport, he was a former meat cutter and trainer from Thoroughfare Inc., in the Pittsburgh area, former member of St. Hyacinth Church in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh where he served as an usher, member of St. Martin de Porres Parish, McKeesport, and an Army veteran of World War II serving in Panama.

Born in Oakland, Aug. 24, 1921, he was a son of the late Josephine Moskala Bardas. He is survived by his wife, Stella Picardi Bardas; son, Ralph Bardas of Norristown; daughter, Joyce Taitt of Bridgeville; and three grandchildren.

Friends will be received tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Willig Funeral Home & Cremation Services, McKeesport. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. in St. Peter Church. Entombment will be in the mausoleum of St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles Twp.


McKeesport Daily News October 14, 2003

PATRICIA GOLDSWORTHY

Patricia Goldsworthy, 47, formerly of Glassport, died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2003, in Avondale, Ariz.

She was born in McKeesport, July 28, 1956, a daughter of Kathleen Ventresca of Glassport. She is survived by her mother; husband, John Goldsworthy of Glassport; son, John Palmer Goldsworthy; and sister, Melissa Stefanic.

Announcement provided by the Edmund E. Wojciechowski Jr. Funeral Home, Glassport. The family has suggested memorial contributions to the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation of Monroeville.


McKeesport Daily News October 14, 2003

BERTHA SAKAS

Bertha V. Sakas, 88, formerly of the Tenth Ward of McKeesport, died Sept. 23, 2003, in Manor Care, Reno, Nev. She was a retired coowner with her husband, the late Lou (Putz) Sakas, of Lou's Confectionery Store in Tenth Ward.

Born in Glassport, Jan. 3, 1915, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary Bulscak. She is survived by son, Robert Sakas of Reno; four grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren; and nephews.

Announcement provided by Jennifer S. Jordan Funeral Home Inc., White Oak.


McKeesport Daily News October 15, 2003

JENNIE ARTHRELL

Jennie Arthrell, 93, of Glassport, died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2003, in Riverside Nursing Center Inc., McKeesport. A retired clerk from The Famous Department Store and Cox's in McKeesport, she was a member of Glassport United Methodist Church and its Friendship Bible Class.

Born in Glassport, April 6, 1910, she was the daughter of the late William and Clara Robinson Finney and wife of the late James Arthrell. She is survived by caregiver, LaVerne Lanious of Hudson, Fla.

Friends will be received Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Edmund E. Wojciechowski Jr. Funeral Home, Glassport. Service will be conducted there Saturday at 2 p.m. by the Rev. Hengust Robinson Jr. Interment will be in Richland Cemetery, Dravosburg.


McKeesport Daily News October 16, 2003

HENRY KOPCHINSKI

Henry J. (Koppers) Kopchinski, 85, of Glassport, died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2003, in UPMC McKeesport. A retired shearman from the Irvin plant, U.S. Steel Corp., he was a Navy veteran of World War II and member of Queen of the Rosary Parish, American Legion Post 443 and Polish National Alliance Lodge 750 in Glassport.

Born in Pittsburgh, Oct. 25, 1917, he was the son of the late Anthony and Josephine Wisniewski Kopchynski. He is survived by his wife, Sophie Palumbo Kopchinski; daughter, Karen Thomas of Jefferson Hills; and son, Rick Kopchinski of White Oak.

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. Entombment will be in the mausoleum of St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles Twp.


McKeesport Daily News October 20, 2003

GEORGE BODNAR

George (Scotty) Bodnar, 74, of North Versailles Twp., died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2003, at home. He was self employed and an Army veteran of the Korean War.

Born in Glassport, Sept. 24, 1929, he was a son of the late Michael and Susan Germek Bodnar. He is survived by his wife, Gloria Perzel Bodnar; daughters, Kimberly B. Kepple of Glassport and Victoria Rice Campbell of North Huntingdon Twp.; son, Richard W. Rice of Wilkes-Barre; five grandchildren; sisters, Irene Pavlic of Port Vue and Anna Parnham of Grove City; nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received tomorrow from 2 to 9 p.m. in the Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home Inc., McKeesport. A blessing will be offered there Wednesday at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Port Vue.


McKeesport Daily News October 20, 2003

FRIEDA RHODES

Graveside service took place in Fairview Cemetery, McKeesport, for Frieda Rhodes, 72, of Glassport, who died Monday, Oct. 13, 2003, in UPMC McKeesport.

Arrangements were in charge of Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home Inc., McKeesport.

Born in Austria, Jan. 22, 1931, she was the wife of the late David M. Rhodes. She is survived by children, Arthur Rhodes and Patricia Coleman in California state, Betty Painter of Delmont, Maureen Chatkin of White Oak, Eleanor Stoken and Sarah Robinson of North Huntingdon Twp., David and Kenneth Rhodes of McKeesport and Thomas Rhodes of Glassport; grandchildren and great grandchildren.


McKeesport Daily News October 21, 2003

RICHARD HERLEHY

Service took place today in Striffler's of White Oak Cremation & Mortuary Services Inc., for Richard T. Herlehy, 73, of Port Vue, who died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2003, in Riverside Nursing Center Inc., McKeesport.

Retired from the National plant, U.S. Steel Corp., he was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War.

Born in Glassport, May 16, 1930, he was a son of the late David and Elva Hill Herlehy. He is survived by his wife, Elaine Jones Herlehy; son, David Herlehy of San Francisco, Calif.; daughter, Karen Balas of Williston, Vt.; three grandchildren; brother, James Herlehy of McKeesport; sisters, Jean Noga and Dorothy Douglas of Elizabeth Twp, Rita Merlock, Kathryn Cumer and Virginia Saley of Eugene, Oreg., Carol Yelincic of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Patricia Herlehy of Glassport.


McKeesport Daily News October 22, 2003

ROBERT BODZER SR.

Private service took place yesterday in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth, for a former Glassport resident, Robert Bodzer Sr., 46, of Monongahela, who died Monday, Oct. 20, 2003, at home. The Rev. Roy Kelly officiated.

A former production worker for Ward Duct in Monessen, he was born in McKeesport, Dec. 12, 1956, son of Dolores Ura Bodzer of Glassport and the late Michael Bodzer Sr. He is survived by his mother; wife, Betty Jean McKown Bodzer; daughter, Tammy Flocker of New Eagle; sons, Shawn Bodzer of Forward Twp., Robert Bodzer Jr. at home and Rocky Bodzer of Monongahela; 10 grandchildren and three step grandchildren; sisters, Eleanor Welsh of McKeesport and Dolly Mae Truxell of Glassport; brothers, Michael Bodzer Jr. and George Bodzer of Glassport; nieces and nephews.


McKeesport Daily News October 22, 2003

ANDREW KRIVONAK JR.

Andrew E. Krivonak Jr., 88, of Glassport, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2003, in Jefferson Regional Medical Center. A retired teacher from Clairton Junior High School, he was a member of Queen of the Rosary Parish in Glassport and an Army veteran of World War II.

Born in Port Vue, July 20, 1915, he was a son of the late Andrew E. and Katherine Beskid Krivonak. He is survived by his wife, Gertrude Witkowski Krivonak; son, Andrew E. (Buzz) Krivonak III of Rockville, Md.; daughter; Karen A. Evans of Jefferson Hills; two grandchildren; sister, Marge Quinn of Liberty; 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 Friday 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 Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills. The family has suggested memorial contributions to the Alzheimer's Foundation, One Station Square, Landmark Building, Suite 500, Pittsburgh, 15219.


McKeesport Daily News October 23, 2003

LAWRENCE EHLERS

LEAH EHLERS

Elizabeth Twp. residents, Lawrence W. Ehlers, 85, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2003, and his wife, Leah Ann Gressler Ehlers, 75, died Monday, Oct. 20, 2003, in Jefferson Regional Medical Center. He was a retried steelworker from the National plant, U.S. Steel Corp. and she was a retired secretary from the admission department at McKeesport Hospital. They attended the First Evangelical Free Church in :McKeesport.

Son of the late Lewis and Rosa Lenk Ehlers, he was born in McKeesport, March 31, 1918. She was born in Glassport, July 10, 1928, :daughter of the late Ivan and Margaret Jones Gressler. They are survived by daughter, Susan Sigler of Elizabeth; sons, William L. Ehlers of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, and Fred A. Ehlers of McKeesport; seven grandchildren, three step grandchildren and two step great grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Her survivors include a brother, Allen Gressler of Newbury, Calif.

Friends will be received tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Service will be conducted in the chapel there Saturday at noon by the Rev. Greg Smith. Interment will be in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. The family has suggested memorial contributions to the First Evangelical Free Church, 4001 University Drive, McKeesport 15132.


McKeesport Daily News October 23, 2003

RICHARD NESTOR

Service took place Aug. 27 fin West Oak Funeral Home, Sulfer Springs, Texas, for a former Glassport resident, Richard Nestor, 74, of Brashear, Texas, who died Aug. 25, 2003, at home. Announcement provided by Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home Inc., Duquesne.

Retired from LTV Aerospace in Grand Prairie, Texas, with 34 years of service, he was volunteer for Meals on Wheels, an Army veteran of the Korean War retiring as a sergeant major, recipient of a Purple Heart, commander of Disabled American Veterans Chapter 160, past commander of American Legion Post 642 in Texas, organizer of the Hopkins County Military Coalition and member of the 32nd Degree Masons of Knights Templar, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Military Order of the Purple Heart in Tyler, Texas.

Born in Parsons, W.Va., Jan. 29, 1929, he was the son of the late Claude and Nelle Phelps Nestor. He is survived by his wife, Betty Vanderveer Nestor; daughters, Deborah Ferguson of Mesquite, Texas, and Marsha Lowry of Brashear; a granddaughter and three great grandchildren.


McKeesport Daily News October 23, 2003

HELEN UKASIK

Helen Ukasik, 84, of Glassport, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2003, in UPMC McKeesport. She was a member of Queen of the Rosary Parish in Glassport and its Confraternity of Christian Mothers, Glassport Senior Citizens and former president of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Eagles in Glassport.

Born in Glassport, July 5, 1919, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Rose Dworek Kuzio and wife of the late Walter Ukasik. She is survived by sons, Walter F. and Kenneth L. Ukasik of Glassport; daughter, Judy E. Scheetz of Liberty; seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren; brothers, Michael and Edward (Radar) Kuzio of Elizabeth; sisters, Katherine Paxon and Theresa Richards of Glassport; 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 1:30 p.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 2 in Queen of the Rosary Church with the Rev. Casimir Kedzierski as celebrant. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Port Vue.


McKeesport Daily News October 25, 2003

PAULINE SOUKOVICH

Pauline Soukovich, 85, of Glassport, formerly of Torrance, Calif., died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2003, in St. Anne Home in Greensburg. She was a member of Queen of the Rosary Parish in Glassport and Catholic Daughters of the Americas in Redondo, Calif.

Born in Glassport, June 29, 1918, she was a daughter of the late Constantine and Frances Stackiewicz Wolotkiewicz and wife of the late Stanley Soukovich. She is survived by niece, Therese Green; and nephews, Edward, Stan and Connie Gniazdowski and Harry Green.

Friends will be received Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Edmund E. Wojciechowski Jr. Funeral Home, Glassport. Service will begin there Tuesday at 9:30 am. 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.


Tribune Review October 26, 2003

Albert E. Clay

Irwin

Albert E. Clay, 84, of Irwin, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2003.

He was born Dec. 15, 1918, in South Union, a son of the late Andrew and Mary Timchek Clay. Prior to retirement, he was employed as a crane operator by U.S. Steel, Irvin Works, in West Mifflin. He was a member of St. Agnes Church of North Huntingdon, and a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Army. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Andrew, Joseph and John Clay. Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Ann B. Sofranko Clay; two daughters, Marcia Gray, of North Huntingdon, and Lois Keefer, also of North Huntingdon; two grandsons, James and Michael Keefer; two brothers, George "Rudy" Clay, of Belle Vernon, and James Robert Clay, of Florida; and several nieces and nephews.

Viewing is private. Friends and relatives are invited to celebrate a funeral Mass Tuesday at 10 a.m. in St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon. Memorial contributions may be made to the Irwin Volunteer Fire Department or the Irwin Ambulance, P.O. Box 193, Irwin, PA 15642. Assisting the family with funeral arrangements is the JOSEPH F. OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., 504 Oak St., Irwin.


McKeesport Daily News October 28, 2003

MARY BACKUS

A former Glassport resident, Mary Choate Backus, 99, of Sylvania, Ohio, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2003, in Lake Park Hospital in Ohio.

She was born in Salem, Ohio, April 17, 1904. Wife of the late Earl Backus, she is survived by son, Dr. Read Backus; two grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Service will be offered Wednesday in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills. Arrangements are in charge of Reeb Funeral Home, Sylvania.


Tribune Review November 1, 2003

Marvin J. Metosky

Marvin J. Metosky died Thursday, Oct. 30, 2003. Marvin was a former owner of Plotkin Bros. Supply, Glassport.

Beloved husband of the late Edna Metosky. Father of Stewart, Carl and Patti Metosky, all of Pittsburgh. Brother of the late Gilbert Metosky. Also survived by six grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Services at 1 p.m. Sunday in RALPH SCHUGAR CHAPEL INC., Shadyside. Visitation one hour before services (noon to 1). Interment in Beth Shalom Cemetery. Contributions may be made to National Parkinson's Foundation of Pittsburgh, 6507 Wilkins Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15217 or a charity of the donor's choice.


McKeesport Daily News November 4, 2003

MARGARET DONKIN

Margaret Rossi Donkin, 77, of Elizabeth Twp., died Monday, Nov. 3, 2003, at home. A retired registered nurse from McKeesport Hospital, she was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ in Glassport and McKeesport Hospital Nurses Alumni.

Born Oct. 4, 1926, in Aliquippa, she was a daughter of the late Anthony and Philomena Rossi and wife of the late Walter Edward Donkin Sr. She is survived by daughter, Margaret Alice Nicklow of Jefferson Hills; sons, Walter Edward Donkin Jr. of Elizabeth Twp., Wayne Donkin of Clairton and Keith Donkin of Penn Hills; nine grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and a great great grandchild; sisters, Mary Ventresca of Center Twp. and Louise Donkin and Dorcas Rossi of Hopewell Twp.; nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth, today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and in the Church of Jesus Christ Thursday from 10 a.m. until the hour of service there at 11 with Evangelist Robert D. Nicklow Jr., her grandson, officiating. Interment will be in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. The family has suggested memorial contributions to the Church of Jesus Christ, Missionary Fund, 614 Michigan Ave., Glassport, 15045.


Tribune Review November 15, 2003

Lena S. West

Glassport

Lena S. West, 84, of Glassport died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2003, at Lawson's Nursing Home, Jefferson Hills. Born Dec. 27, 1918, in Forward, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Augustine Barbe Stillio. Mrs. West was a member of Glassport Baptist Church and retired from Continental Can, where she worked for 29 years as a paint sprayer. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Joseph Stillio; two sisters, Rosella George and Edith Stillio, and her husband, William Earl West. She is survived by a daughter, Noma Faye Mochtyak of Glassport; son, Earl Francis West of Glassport; four grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. services Saturday at the E.C. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, INC., 235 Monongahela Ave., Glassport. Interment will follow in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills. Memorial contributions may be made to Glassport Baptist Church or the Glassport Food Bank.


McKeesport Daily News November 20, 2003

ROBERT TKACH

Robert J. Tkach, 57, of Glassport, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2003, in Pittsburgh. A cafeteria employee at the University of Pittsburgh, he was retired from the University Club of Pittsburgh with 30 years of service.

Born in Pittsburgh, Feb. 22, 1946, he was a son of the late Andrew and Wanda Gorka Tkach. He is survived by sister, Nancy Semian of Glassport.

Friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. and. tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in Temple of the Crucified One, Homestead. Mass will be celebrated there Friday at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Conneautville. Arrangements are in charge of the Savolskis-Wasik-Glenn Funeral Home Inc., Munhall.


McKeesport Daily News November 22, 2003

FRANCES GERSTNER

Frances E. Gerstner, 90, of Pasco, Washington, formerly of Bettendorf, Iowa, and Glassport, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2003, at Lourdes Medical Center, Pasco. She was an Army nurse during World War II.

Born Oct. 30, 1913, in Pittsburgh, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Eleanor Stewart and wife of the late William M. Gerstner Jr. She is survived by a daughter, Gail Rathburn of Bettendorf; son, Douglas Gerstner of Kennewick, Wash.; and two grandchildren.

Memorial service will be held at a later date. Interment will be in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills. Arrangements are in charge of the Weerts Funeral Home, Davenport, Iowa.


McKeesport Daily News November 25, 2003

HARRY DUNSEATH

Harry L. Dunseath, 54, of McKeesport, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2003, in UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh. Employed by Allied Security, he was a member of The Church of Christ in Glassport and a Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War.

Born in McKeesport, Oct. 24, 1949, he was the son of the late George and Margaret Tarker Dunseath. He is survived by his wife, Darlene Moorcroft Dunseath; brothers, George Dunseath of Donora,. Robert Dunseath of Irwin, James Dunseath of Belle Vernon and Alvin Dunseath of Pricedale; sisters, Goldie Payne of Boston, Pa., Ella Heckman of McKeesport and Mary Jane Gimbara of Monessen; 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 William H. Craig Funeral Home Inc., McKeesport. Service will be conducted there Friday at 10 a.m. by Minister David Nolfi. No visitation is scheduled Thursday. Interment will be in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp.


McKeesport Daily News November 28, 2003

JOSEPH SAFFA

Joseph T. (Fats) Saffa, 88, of Glassport, died Thursday, Nov. 27. 2003, in the Vincentian Regency, Allison Park. A retired inspector from the testing department of Copperweld Bimetallics Division in Glassport with 40 years of service, he was a member of Queen of the Rosary Parish in Glassport, former member of the Holy Name Society of St. Cecelia Church in Glassport and a Navy veteran of World War II serving in the South Pacific aboard the USS Iowa.

Born in Tresco, April 11, 1915, he was a son of the late Stephen and Ann Bodnar Saffa. He is survived by his wife, Mary Kotvas Saffa; daughters, Jean Mills of Millersville, Md., Marge Davis of Tequesta, Fla., and Faye Basa of Wexford; son, Tom Saffa of Allison Park; five grandchildren and six great grandchildren; brother, George Saffa of Green Valley, Ariz.; 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.


McKeesport Daily News November 29, 2003

DANIEL BUSANIC

Daniel M. Busanic, 52, of Glassport, died Thursday, Nov. 27, 2003, in UPMC Shadyside, Pittsburgh. Former owner and technician of Allegheny Cryogenics in Glassport, he was a member of St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, McKeesport.

Born Feb. 7, 1951, in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Michael and Mary Bajdlya Busanic. He is survived by children, Christopher Busanic of Glassport and Aaron and Julie Busanic of Fenwick Island, Del.

No visitation is scheduled. Arrangements are in charge of the Edmund E. Wojciechowski Jr. Funeral Home, Glassport.


Tribune Review December 1, 2003

Ryan B. Stokes

Glassport

Ryan Benjamin Stokes, 23, of Glassport, died Friday, Nov. 28, 2003, at Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville.

He was born April 10, 1980, in Baytown, Texas, to Rodney Doyle and Peggy Ann Lightfoot Stokes. In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister, Paige Courtney Stokes of Glassport; grandparents, Wilburn and Clara Stokes of Zavallia, Texas; and his loving companion, Nicole Bost of North Versailles. Also survived by loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at the E.C. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME INC., 235 Monongahela Ave., Glassport, where services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.


McKeesport Daily News December 3, 2003

VICTORIA CHURNEY

Victoria Walczak Churney, 88, of 101 Grouse Drive, Elizabeth Twp., formerly of Clairton, died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2003, in Jefferson Regional Medical Center. She was a member of St. Michael Church, Elizabeth Twp.

Born in Glassport, March 30, 1915, she was the daughter of the late John and Josephine Walczak and wife of the late John Churney. She is survived by daughters, Phyllis Lazar of Elizabeth Twp., Marlene Nikolich of South Park Twp. and Patricia Weber of Jefferson Hills; nine grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren; sister, Theresa Gribschaw of Glassport; nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received in the A.J. Bekavac Funeral Home, Clairton, tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 10 a.m. in St. Michael Church by the Rev. Rudolph Smoley. Interment will be in Ascension Cemetery, Clairton.


McKeesport Daily News December 5, 2003

ANN MORANELLI

Ann M. (Scrappy) Moranelli, 85, of Glassport, died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2003, in UPMC McKeesport. She was a member of Queen of the Rosary Parish and Ladies Auxiliary to Citizens Hose Co. No. 1 in Glassport.

Born in St. Louis. Mo., March 1, 1918, she was a daughter of the late Sebastiano and Francesca Ruma Scapellato and wife of the late Frank D. Moranelli. She is survived by son, Anthony (Bobo) Moranelli and his wife and caregiver, Bonnie, with whom she resided; five grandchildren and five great grandchildren; brother, Dominic Scapellato of West Mifflin; sister, Virginia Merlino of Clairton; nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received Sunday and Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Edmund E. Wojciechowski Jr. Funeral Home, Glassport. Service will begin there Tuesday 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 Penn-Lincoln Memorial Park, North Huntingdon Twp.


McKeesport Daily News December 8, 2003

MARIE WILLARD

Marie Margaret Horn Willard, 92, of Glassport, died Monday, Dec. 8, 2003, in Southwestern Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center, Pleasant Hills. A retired factory worker from Glassport Glass Foundry, she was a member of the Glassport Senior Citizens.

Born in McKeesport, Aug. 13, 1911, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Marie Nemechek Horn and wife of the late Louis D. Willard. She is survived by children, Dale L. And Frank Joseph Willard and Dolores Yutzy of McKeesport; seven grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren; sisters, Elsie Shivley and Ruth Horn of McKeesport and Hilda Krznaric of White Oak; nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home Inc., McKeesport. Service will be conducted there Wednesday at 11 a.m. by the Rev. Gaylen Winebrenner. Interment will follow in McKeesport and Versailles Cemetery.


McKeesport Daily News December 17, 2003

STANLEY JACOBS

Stanley T. Jacobs, 93, of Glassport, formerly of Duquesne, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2003, in Jefferson Regional Medical Center. A retired engineer from Union Railroad, he was a saxophone player with local orchestras and member of First United Methodist Church of Duquesne.

Born in Turtle Creek, Oct. 23, 1910, he was a son of the late Thomas and Lulu Hickey Jacobs and husband of the late Anne Ursin Jacobs. He is survived by daughters, Lois Moffat and Phyllis Deakin of West Mifflin and Carole Shultzaberger of Parma, Ohio; 11 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and nine great great grandchildren.

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 TeichartGracan Funeral Home Inc., Duquesne. Service will be conducted there Saturday at 11 a.m. by the Rev. Bruce Stollings. Entombment will be in the mausoleum of Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills.


McKeesport Daily News December 17, 2003

HELEN JACOBSON

Mass of Christian Burial took place today in Queen of the Rosary Church, Glassport, for Helen A. Jacobson, 54, of Glassport, who died Monday, Dec. 15, 2003, in Monsour Medical Center, Jeannette.

The Rev. Casimir Kedzierski was celebrant and interment was in St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles Twp. Arrangements are in charge of the Edmund E. Wojciechowski Jr. Funeral Home, Glassport.

A former laborer at the Duquesne plant, U.S. Steel Corp., she was a member of Steelworkers Union Local 1256, First Catholic Ladies Slovak Association and Queen of the Rosary Parish in Glassport.

Born in McKeesport, Oct. 29, 1949, she was the daughter of the late Joseph A. and Rita D. Connor Jacobson. She is survived by nieces and nephew, Kim Grey and Tami Rothey of West Newton and Nick Cyktor in Florida.


McKeesport Daily News December 18, 2003

JOSEPH CIPRIANI

Joseph R. Cipriani, 74, of Glassport, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2003, in Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh. A retired tow motor operator from the National plant, U.S. Steel Corp., he was a member of St. Martin de Porres Parish in McKeesport, American Legion Post 443 and Sons of Italy Lodge 941, both in Glassport, and Glassport Senior Citizens and an Army veteran of the Korean War serving with the 72nd tank battalion in the Battle of Heartbreak Ridge.

Born in Glassport, March 9, 1929, he was a son of the late Fred and Winifred Ashton Cipriani. He is survived by daughter, Kristen Salhus of Glassport; two grandchildren; brothers, Frank Cipriani of Port Vue, Fred and Arthur Cipriani of Glassport and Leroy Cipriani of McKeesport; sister, Dolores Nagle of Norvelt; 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., Glassport. A blessing will be offered there Saturday at 9:30 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in Holy Trinity Church. Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles Twp.


McKeesport Daily News December 18, 2003

MARGARET FINNEY

A former Glassport and East McKeesport resident, Margaret Finney, 93, of McKeesport, died there Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2003, in Kane Regional Center. Employed by the U.S. Glass Co. in Glassport for 25 years and Willig Funeral Home & Cremation Services in McKeesport, she was a member, custodian and pianist of Port Vue United Methodist Church and member of Glassport Senior Citizens and Blaine Hill Chapter 3183, American Association of Retired Persons.

Born in East McKeesport, March 6, 1910, she was the daughter of the late John and Olive Wolfeslayer Markland and wife of the late John Finney. She is survived by daughter, Margaret A. Drakulic of Glassport; son, Paul Finney of Elizabeth; six grandchildren and five great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received in the Willig Funeral Home & Cremation Services, McKeesport, tomorrow from 2:30 p.m. until the hour of service there at 4:30 with the Rev. John A. Zimmerman officiating. Interment will be in Penn-Lincoln Memorial Park, North Huntingdon Twp.


McKeesport Daily News December 18, 2003

WILMA PODLESNY

Wilma J. Podlesny, 79, of North Huntingdon Twp., died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2003, at home. She was a member of the First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association.

Born in Glassport, June 6, 1924, she was the daughter of the late John and Julia Mika Deliman. She is survived by her husband, Albert J. Podlesny Sr. of North Huntingdon Twp.; son, Albert Podlesny of West Mifflin; two grandsons; sister, Adelaide Deliman of Glassport; nieces and nephews.

Service and interment will be private. No visitation is scheduled. Arrangements are in charge of the James F. Kutch Funeral Home & Crematory, East McKeesport. The family has suggested memorial contributions to the Three Rivers Family Hospice, 3001 Jacks Run Road, White Oak, 15131, or to the American Cancer Society, 320 Bilmar Drive, Pittsburgh, 15205.


McKeesport Daily News December 19, 2003

BETTY COCKSHOTT

Betty I. Cockshott, 77, of McKeesport, died Thursday, Dec. 18. 2003, in UPMC McKeesport. She was a member of Assembly of God in Glassport.

Born in McKeesport, April 22, 1926, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Hilda Hamilton Douglas Taylor and wife of the late Leslie Cockshott. She is survived by daughters, Lorraine Maceno of Elizabeth and Linda Nazelrod of McKeesport; son, Leslie Taylor Jr. of Pleasant Hills; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren; brother, Blaine Taylor of Greenfield; nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received Sunday from 2 to 8 p.m. in Striffler's of White Oak Cremation & Mortuary Services Inc. Service will be conducted in the chapel there Monday at 11 a.m. by Pastor Wayne Schaffer. Interment will be in McKeesport and Versailles Cemetery.


Tribune Review December 21, 2003

Marie Hornfeck

Elizabeth Township

Marie Hornfeck, 95, of Elizabeth Township died Friday, Dec. 19, 2003, in Jefferson Regional Medical Center.

She was born Oct. 16, 1908, in McKeesport to the late Patrick and Katherine Hommel Burke and also was predeceased by her husband, Ray J. Hornfeck, who died May 27, 1992, and sons, Ray Jr. and Richard Hornfeck.

Mrs. Hornfeck was a homemaker, a member of St. Michael Roman Catholic Church and a former member of its Christian Mothers.

Surviving are daughters Virginia Hornfeck of Pittsburgh, Sheila LaFrankie of Bethlehem, Pa., and June Cirucci of Elizabeth Township, 12 grandchildre, 16 great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Visitation from noon to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the PAUL E. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 221 Second St., Elizabeth Borough. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, the Rev. Rudolph Smoley officiating. Burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles.


Tribune Review December 21, 2003

Leona I. Babyak

Glassport

Leona Irene Babyak, 82, of Glassport, died Friday, Dec. 19, 2003, in Mountain View Specialty Care, Greensburg.

She was born Aug. 29, 1921, in Braddock to the late Charles and Rachel Rothrauff and also was predeceased by her husband, Peter Babyak; brother Elmer Rothrauff, and sisters Ruth Hopkins, Virginia Mangetti and Mona Yocca. Mrs. Babyak was a home health aide companion and is survived by son Robert H. Babyak of McKeesport, a granddaughter, two stepgranddaughters, brother Ronald Rothrauff of Irwin, sisters Alma Sroka of Irwin and Rachel Sholtes of North Huntingdon and nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the JAYCOX-JAWORSKI FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2703 O'Neil Blvd., McKeesport, where services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, the Rev. William Heaton officiating. Interment in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park, North Huntingdon.


McKeesport Daily News December 24, 2003

JULIUS McCLELLAND

Julius T. McClelland, 90, of Marinette, Wis., died there Monday, Dec. 22, 2003. Retired from AT&T and the former Copperweld Bimetallics Division in Glassport, he was a Coast Guard veteran of World War II and member of Our Saviour Lutheran Church in Marinette.

Born in Glassport, April 20, 1913, he was the son of the late James T. and Viola Cappel McClelland and husband of the late Margaret McClelland. He is survived by brother, Robert V. McClelland of McKeesport.

Services were private. Arrangements are in charge of the Hansen-Onion-Martell Funeral Home, Marinette.


McKeesport Daily News December 26, 2003

JOSEPH DiGIORGIO

Joseph DiGiorgio, 66, of Glassport, died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2003, in Mount Vernon of Elizabeth. Owner of the Super Duper Supermarket in Port Vue, he was an Army veteran serving in Europe.

Born in Glassport, Dec. 25, 1936, he was a son of the late Joseph and Adelina Cannelli DiGiorgio. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Golembiewski DiGiorgio; sons, Jeffrey DiGiorgio of Indiana, Pa., and Randy of Elizabeth; three grandchildren; brothers, Matt DiGiorgio of Glassport and Carl of Port Vue; sisters, Carmella Ferraro of Port Vue, Norma Reza of East McKeesport and Dora Jones in Alabama; 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. Service will be offered there Monday at 10 a.m. by Chaplain Eugene Nemcick. Interment will be in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp.


McKeesport Daily News December 26, 2003

SAMANTHA HEINOLD

Samantha (Sammi) Heinold, 20, of Clairton, formerly of Glassport, died Friday, Dec. 19, 2003, in Jefferson Regional Medical Center. She attended Glassport area grade schools and South Allegheny High School.

Born in Pittsburgh, May 13, 1983, she was the daughter of Karyn Julian Speiglemeyer of Lewistown and the late Thomas Heinold Sr. She is survived by her mother; stepfather, Barton Speiglemeyer of Lewistown; brother, Thomas Heinold Jr. of Crafton; grandmothers, Sylvia Slate of Glassport and Noreen Schultz of Lincoln Place; aunts, uncles and cousins.

Friends are being received in the Elmer L. Herman Funeral Home, John N. BauerSupervisor, Pittsburgh, today from 1 p.m. until the hour of service in the chapel there at 3 with the Rev. Barbara Ravenstahl officiating.


McKeesport Daily News December 27, 2003

ADELAIDE DELIMAN

Adelaide (Tootsie) Deliman, 77, of Glassport, died Friday, Dec. 26, 2003, in Jefferson Regional Medical Center.

Born in Glassport, July 6, 1926, she was a daughter of the late John and Julia Mika Deliman. She is survived by caregivers and nieces, Deanna Pomocky and Agnes Wozniak; other nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Edmund E. Wojciechowski Jr. Funeral Home, Glassport. A blessing will be offered there Tuesday at 10 a.m. by the Rev. Casimir Kedzierski. Interment will be in St. Nicholas Cemetery, North Versailles Twp.


McKeesport Daily News December 31, 2003

ANN CIFALDI

Ann Marie Cifaldi, formerly of Glassport, died Monday, Dec. 29, 2003. Co-owner with her husband, the late Harry L. Cifaldi, of Woody's Pizza Shop in Glassport. She is survived by nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated today at noon in Holy Name Church, Duquesne. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Mifflin. Arrangements are in charge of S.M. Finney Funeral Home, Glassport.


McKeesport Daily News January 2, 2004

RUTH McAULIFFE

Ruth E. McAuliffe, 89, of Glassport, died Thursday, Jan. 1, 2004, at home. A retired social worker from Magee-Womens Hospital, Pittsburgh, she was a member of the Glassport Women's Club.

Born in Glassport, Aug. 27, 1914, she was a daughter of the late Dr. John and Margaret Sampson Hart and wife of the late Timothy B. McAuliffe. She is survived by sons, Timothy B. McAuliffe of Irvine, Calif., and Thomas J. McAuliffe of Glassport; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

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. Service will be offered there Monday at 10 a.m. by the Rev. Walter Koehler. Interment will be in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. The family has suggested memorial contributions to the Alzheimer's Foundation or Krohn's and Colitis Foundation.


McKeesport Daily News January 2, 2004

MARY BACHA

Mary Bacha, 79, of West Mifflin, formerly of Glassport, died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2003, in Kane Regional Center, McKeesport. A retired cook from Paule's LookOut in West Mifflin, she was a former receptionist for Potter McCune Co., and member of St. Martin de Porres Parish in McKeesport and the American Association of Retired Persons.

Born in Glassport, Oct. 23, 1924, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Mary Machuga Mostic and wife of the late Fred V. Bacha. She is survived by sons, Brian Bacha of West Mifflin and F. Timothy Bacha in Wisconsin; three grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received today from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home Inc., McKeesport. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated tomorrow at 1 p.m. in Holy Trinity Church. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Port Vue.


McKeesport Daily News January 2, 2004

CHARLES HANSEN

A former Glassport resident, Charles W. Hansen, 90, of Martinsburg, died there Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2003, in the Homewood Retirement Center. He was a retired foreman from the National plant, U.S. Steel Corp.

Born in Elizabeth, May 19, 1913, he was a son of the late William and Mary Elizabeth Ainsco Hansen and husband of the late Sophia Raszewski Hansen. He is survived by daughters, Marcia Dravis of Hollidaysburg and Joyce Pederson of Goshen, Ind.; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren; 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 be offered there tomorrow at 10 a.m. by the Rev. Walter Patton. Interment will be in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills.


McKeesport Daily News January 5, 2004

ANDREW KOMONDOR

Andrew F. Komondor, 69, of Glassport, died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2004, in UPMC McKeesport. A retired pump house operator from the Clairton plant, U.S. Steel Corp., he was a member of Queen of the Rosary Parish in Glassport, Glassport Athletic Association and Glassport Oldtimers Softball League. Past president of the South Allegheny High School Basketball Boosters, he was a former Glassport Auxiliary Police Officer and a former member of the Broadway Jets Roller Hockey Team.

Born in Glassport. April 13. 1934, he was the son of the late Andrew and Elizabeth Mamrak Komondor. He is survived by his wife, Louise (Weezy) Sigler Komondor; sons, Andrew F. Komondor in Montana, Thomas (Scoon) Komondor of Glassport, Michael A. Komondor of North Huntingdon Twp. and Robert L. Komondor of Port Vue; daughters, Annette L. Case of Glassport and Beth A. Swisher of Elizabeth; 12 grandchildren; sister, Mary Elko of Elizabeth Twp. and Elizabeth Lux of Glassport; brother, Eugene Komondor of North Huntingdon Twp.; nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received today 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 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 January 8, 2004

JOHN SUROVY SR.

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 10 a.m. in Holy Trinity Church of St. Martin de Porres Parish in McKeesport for John Peter Surovy Sr., 75, of Matlacha, Fla., formerly of Glassport, who died Dec. 22, 2003, in Cape Coral, Fla. A member of St. Martin de Porres Parish and St. Francis Xavier Church in Fort Myers, Fla., he was a Navy veteran of World War II, retired from Copperweld Bimetallics Division in Glassport, volunteer for Meals on Wheels and in hospitals and a member of the Polish National Alliance, Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion.

Born June 1, 1928, he was a son of the late Peter John Surovy and Agnes Popelka Surovy Horvat. He is survived by children, Jennifer Lis of Pitcairn, Mary Downes of Glassport, John Surovy Jr. in Florida and Joe Surovy in Oklahoma; five grandchildren and a great grandchild; sister, Mary Steimer; cousins, nieces and nephews.


McKeesport Daily News January 10, 2004

PAUL GRAHN

Paul Julius Grahn, 88, of McKeesport, died Friday, Jan. 9, 2004, in UPMC McKeesport. Retired from Westinghouse Electric Corp. in East Pittsburgh, he was a former employee of Big John's Hardware in Glassport, former member of the Swedish Singing Society and an Army veteran of World War II.

Born in McKeesport, March 5, 1915, he was the son of the late Julius A. and Hulda Nystrom Gratin. He is survived by his wife, Lois Marie Morgan Grahn; children, Brenda Lauderbaugh and Scott Grahn of McKeesport; four granddaughters; and nieces.

Friends will be received in the William H. Craig Funeral Home Inc., McKeesport, Monday from 5 p.m. until the hour of service there at 8. Interment will be private. The family has suggested memorial contributions to a favorite charity.


McKeesport Daily News January 13, 2004

MARY SITKO

Mary Sitko, 93, of Glassport, died Monday, Jan. 12, 2004, in Southwestern Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center, Pleasant Hills. She was a member of Queen of the Rosary Parish, Glassport.

Born in Austria, Hungary, April 1, 1910, she was a daughter of the late John and Anna Zayac Simko and wife of the late George C. Sitko Jr. She is survived by son, Thomas Sitko of West Mifflin; daughters, Eileen M. Willey of Rostraver Twp. and Marsha A. Jenkins of Lorain, Ohio; and five grandchildren.

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 with the Rev. Casimir Kedzierski as celebrant. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Port Vue. The family has suggested memorial contributions to Queen of the Rosary Church.


McKeesport Daily News January 13, 2004

DANIEL TIMKO

Daniel Timko, 76, of Glassport, died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2004, in UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh. A retired instrument repairman from the National plant, U.S. Steel Corp., he was a member of St. Michael Russian Orthodox Church in McKeesport and an Army veteran of World War II.

Born in Glassport, Nov. 15, 1927, he was the son of the late Michael and Anastasia Markowitz Timko and husband of the late Genevieve G. Palmer Timko. He is survived by daughter, Karen J. Roche of Cranberry Twp.; two grandchildren and two great grandchildren; sisters, Irene Hindman of Glassport and Mary Ann Boytim of Munhall; brother, Michael Timko of Ohio 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 Thursday at 9:30 a.m. followed by service at 10 in St. Michael Russian Orthodox Church with the Rev. George Patrick as celebrant. Interment will be in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp.


McKeesport Daily News January 14, 2004

ADAM BORREGGINE

Adam O. Borreggine, 70, of West Elizabeth, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004, at home. He was a retired operator from Copperweld Bimetallics Division in Glassport.

Born in Clairton, Dec. 19, 1933, he was the son of the late Pasquale and Barbara Borreggine. He is survived by daughters, Susan Borreggine of West Elizabeth, Renee Holborow in Arizona and Laura Benczo of McKeesport; stepchildren, Dale Wise of West Newton, Harry Serena of McKeesport, Earl Rothey of Elizabeth Twp., Danita Regal of Elizabeth and Brian Rothey in South Carolina; nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren; brothers, Dom Borreggine of Elizabeth Twp. and Pete Borreggine of West Elizabeth; sisters, Mary Smith of Jefferson Hills and Angie Newton in Ohio; nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received in the A.J. Bekavac Funeral Home, Clairton, tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. until the hour of a blessing there at noon with the Rev. R. Donald Jones officiating. Interment will be in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp.


McKeesport Daily News January 19, 2004

MICHAEL KUZIO

Michael J. Kuzio, 83, of Elizabeth, died Saturday, Jan. 17, 2004, in Southwestern Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center,. Pleasant Hills. A laborer for Elizabeth Twp. Street Depart ment, he was a former member of Blaine Hill Volunteer Fire Co., American Association of Retired Persons and Elizabeth Seniors Citizens.

Born in Glassport, Jan. 14, 1921, he was the son of the late Frank and Rose Dworek Kuzio and husband of the late Erma Roberts Kuzio. He is survived by daughters, Mercedes (Jean) Kelly of Louisiana, Mo., and Rachel Kuzio of Glassport; two grandchildren and three great grandchildren; brother, Edward Kuzio of Elizabeth; sisters, Theresa Richards and Katherine Paxon of Glassport; 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 in Glassport with the Rev. Casimir Kedzierski as celebrant. Interment will be in West Newton. Cemetery.


McKeesport Daily News January 19, 2004

BETTY WRIGHT

Betty J. Criswell Wright, 82, of West Elizabeth, formerly of Elizabeth, died Sunday, Jan. 18, 2004, in Scenery Heights Personal Care. Home, Elizabeth Twp. She was a retired bookkeeper from Plotkin Brothers in Glassport.

Born in West Elizabeth, Oct. 31, 1921, she was a daughter of the late Sytmond and Grace Moffitt Criswell and wife of the late Seibert M. (Abe) Wright. She is survived by daughters, Diane Miller of Newark, Del., and Denise Wright of Jefferson Hills; sons, Ronald Wright of Rostraver Twp., Bert Wright of West Elizabeth, Barry Wright of Clairton and Greg Wright of Chippewa Twp.; 12 grandchildren and five great grandchildren; sister, Joann Hynok of Plum; brothers, Sid Criswell in Florida and Allan Criswell of Elizabeth 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 Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Service will be conducted in the chapel there Wednesday at noon by the Rev. Ronald Lindahl. Interment will be in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp.


McKeesport Daily News January 22, 2004

RUTH JEWART

Ruth A. Jewart, 70, of Glassport, died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2004, in UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh.

Born in Ursina, June 18, 1933, she was a daughter of the late John E. and Edna M. Earley Blubaugh. She is survived by son, Douglas A. Jewart of Glassport; four grandchildren and a great granddaughter; and sister, Faye Ream of Ursina.

Friends will be received in the Humbert Funeral Home, Confluence, tomorrow from 10 a.m. until the hour of service there at noon with the Rev. Paul Tobias officiating. Interment will be in Somerset County Memorial Park, Somerset.


McKeesport Daily News January 24, 2004

JOSEPH DiMARCO

Joseph A. (Cuddy) DiMarco, 87, of Glassport, died Friday, Jan. 23, 2004, in UPMC McKeesport. A retired dye reamer of Copperweld Bimetalics Division in Glassport, he was a member of St. Patrick Church in McKeesport, Sons of Italy, Lodge 941 in Glassport, Senior Citizens of Glassport and Blaine Hill Chapter 3183, American Association of Retired Persons.

Born in Valle Castellana, Italy, Nov. 3, 1916, he. was a son of the late Marco and Giovanina Marcozzi DiMarco and husband of the late Margaret Julia Stipa DiMarco. He is survived by daughter, Gloria Jean Sikora of West Mifflin; two grandsons and three great grandchildren; sister and brothers, Rose Kennedy and Sam DeMarco of Glassport and Fiore DiMarco of Liberty; nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Edmund E. Wojciechowski Jr. Funeral Home, Glassport. Service will begin there Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in St. Patrick Church with the Rev. Donald Jones as celebrant. Entombment will be in PennLincoln Memorial Park, North Huntingdon Twp.


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