Glassport, Pennsylvania

Glassport Obituaries as Reported in the Daily News


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


McKeesport Daily News August 28, 2006

ELIZABETH MILLER

Elizabeth “Betty” Miller, 79, of Elizabeth Twp., died Saturday, Aug. 26, 2006, in Mount Vernon of Elizabeth, Elizabeth Twp. She was a retired secretary for Bell Telephone, Greensburg, and a member of Round Hill Presbyterian Church, Elizabeth.

Born Dec. 17, 1926, in Glassport, she was a daughter of the late William and Ruth (Pforsich) Bohlander and wife of the late Lewis E. Miller who died Aug. 23, 1999. She is survived by granddaughters, Heather (Tim) Semke of Wexford and Kelly Hines of Chicago, Ill.; great grandson, Jack Semke of Wexford; and cousins, Kenneth ( Betty) Mahoney of Forward Twp., Duane (Marilyn) Mahoney of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Jean Buches of Jefferson Hills. She was preceded in death by a son, Jack Hines.

Friends will be received Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 Second St., Elizabeth. Funeral services will be offered in the chapel there Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2006, at noon by the Rev. Lowell J. Meek. Interment will be in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Memorial contributions may be made to Round Hill Presbyterian Church, 2150 Round Hill Church Road, Elizabeth, 15037.


McKeesport Daily News August 30, 2006

GENEVIEVE MACKOWICK

Genevieve “ Jean” Mackowick, 92, of Hudson, Florida, passed away August 29, 2006, at Oakview Terrace, New Port Richey, Florida. She arrived in the area in 2003, coming from Elizabeth. She was a Catholic and a member of Queen of the Rosary Parish, Glassport.

She is survived by a son, Leonard Mack of Hudson, Fla.; two daughters, Gene Hund of Elizabeth and Carole Pangburn of Midlothian, VA.; two brothers, Stanley Zaurski of Elizabeth and Steve Zaurski of Elyria, OH; two sisters, Blanche De Rewonko and Clara Staski of Port Vue; five grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Prevatt Funeral Home, Hudson, Florida, is in charge of the arrange­ments.


McKeesport Daily News August 31, 2006

CHARLES TYSZKIEWICZ

Charles A. Tyszkiewicz, 95, of Blaine Hill, died Wednesday, August 30, 2006, at home. A retired welder with the former Kelsey- Hayes, Port Vue, and the Glassport Foundry, he was a member of St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, Elizabeth Twp., and Blaine Hill Volunteer Fire Company and also enjoyed golfing.

Born January 26, 1911, in Glassport, he was a son of the late Alex Tyszkiewicz and Frances ( Burzynski) Tyszkiewicz. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Rose M. (Churilla) Tyszkiewicz; daughter, Janet ( Leslie) Beadling of Jacksonville, FL; sister, Alice Dorzia of McKeesport; broth­ers, Raymond Tyszkiewicz of Glassport and Richard ( Marlene) Tyszkiewicz of Port Vue; two grandchil­dren, Dr. Brent W. Beadling of Jacksonville, FL, and Paige E. (Edward) Brodsky of Atlanta, GA; also nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 Second Street, Elizabeth. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, September 2, 2006, at 10 a.m. in St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, Elizabeth Twp., by the Rev. Rudolph Smoley. Interment will be in Monongahela Cemetery, Carroll Twp. Memorial contributions can be made to a charity of one’s choice.


McKeesport Daily News September 1, 2006

EDWARD BREZICKY

Edward J. Brezicky, 82, of Glassport, died Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2006, in the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Oakland. A retired payroll clerk from the Irvin plant, U. S. Steel Corp., he was past grand knight of West Mifflin-Duquesne Council 4210 of the Knights of Columbus, member of Queen of the Rosary Parish in Glassport, Glassport American Legion Post 443, Glassport Old-timers Softball and McKeesport Fast Pitch Softball and an Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War.

Born in McKeesport, March 31, 1924, he was the son of the late Stanley and Anna Barna Brezicky. He is survived by his wife, Florence Czuba Brezicky; children, Michele (Ronald) Michaels of Mount Lebanon and Faye (Jerry) Breitinger and Gerald E. Brezicky of Glassport; grandson, Kevin Uranker; and sister, Ethel Paylo of West Mifflin.

Friends will be received in the Wojciechowski Funeral Home, 640 Vermont Ave., Glassport, Monday from 2-4 and 7­ 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. in Queen of the Rosary Church by the Rev. Casimir Kedzierski. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Port Vue.


McKeesport Daily News September 5, 2006

ANDREW ELKANICH

Andrew J. Elkanich, 63, of Glassport, died Friday, Sept. 1, 2006. A retired school teacher for St. Mary Magdaline where he taught for 18 years, he was a member of Queen of the Rosary Parish in Glassport, an officer for the Polka Power Association and was an avid cross country skier.

Son of the late Andrew and Helen (Golembiewski) Elkanich, he is survived by a sister, Bernadette T. Sabol of Glassport; a brother, Michael J. Elkanich of Glassport; also a caring friend, Maryann.

Friends will be received in the Wojciechowski Funeral Home, 640 Vermont Ave., Glassport, Tuesday from 2-8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Queen of the Rosary Parish by the Rev. Casimir Kedzierski. Interment will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp.


McKeesport Daily News September 7, 2006

FRANK CIPRIANI

Frank L. Cipriani, 80, of McKeesport, formerly of Glassport, died September 5, 2006, at his residence.

Born Nov. 23, 1925, in Glassport, he was the son of the late Frank and Winfred ( Ashton) Cipriani and the husband of Nancy A. (Princeton) Cipriani.

Mr. Cipriani retired from Tube City Iron and Metal as a crane operator. After retirement, he worked as a security guard and bartender at IC Lite Amphitheater at Station Square. Mr. Cipriani was a member of St. Mark Parish, served in WWII in the Navy Seabee’s division, a member of Local 13988, United Steelworkers of America, and Port Vue American Legion Post 447.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by children, Nancy (Larry) Kacik of Port Vue, Charlene ( Michael) Markovich of Port Vue, Donna Cipriani of McKeesport and Frank C. Cipriani of Osprey, FL; grandchildren, Melissa (Tim) Yobst, Nicole (Jeff) Markovich-Gromley, Michael Markovich, Samantha Cipriani, Kaitlyn Cipriani and Frank Cipriani; great granddaughter, Rebekah Joy; brothers, Arthur (Mary) of Glassport, Fred (Dolores) of Glassport, Leroy of Port Vue; sister, Dolores ( Robert) Nagle of Mt. Pleasant. He was preceded in death by a sister, Elizabeth (Albert) Carrapella; brothers, Anthony and Joseph Cipriani.

Visitation will be Friday from 1-4 and 6-9 p.m. at the Willig Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 220 Ninth Ave., McKeesport. Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, September 9, at 9:30 a.m. in the Port Vue worship site with the Rev. Gerald Mikonis officiating. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Port Vue.


McKeesport Daily News September 11, 2006

DR. ELEANOR BODNAR

Dr. Eleanor E. Kaszonyi Bodnar, 80, of McKeesport, died on Monday, September 11, 2006 in UPMC McKeesport.

Born June 14, 1926 in Glassport, a daughter of the late Alex S. and Elizabeth Phillips Kaszonyi and wife of the late Dr. John W. Bodnar.

A Retired Optometrist, she was a member of the Altrusa Club of McKeesport and the American Optometric Association.

She is survived by her son and caregiver, David P. Bodnar of McKeesport; son, Attorney John A. Bodnar, Esquire of Oshkosh, WI; daughters, Lisa L. Olek of Victor, NY, and Susan M. Anderson of Boca Raton, FL; grandchildren, John Michael Bodnar and Carol Bodnar of Oshkosh, WI, David and Devin Olek of Victor, NY, Elyse and Chase Anderson of Boca Raton, FL.

Friends will be received Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Jaycox­ Jaworski Funeral Home Inc., 2703 O’Neil Blvd., McKeesport. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, September 16, 2006 at 11 a.m. in the cha­pel of the funeral home with Fr. Edward S. Litavec officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp.


McKeesport Daily News September 14, 2006

NICK AQUILANTE SR.

Nick Aquilante Sr., 83, of Glassport, died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2006, in Jefferson Regional Medical Center. A retired oiler from the National plant, U.S. Steel Corp., he was a member of Queen of the Rosary Parish in Glassport, former mem­ber of Citizens Hose Co. No. 1 and an Army veteran of World War II.

Born in Glassport, Aug. 7, 1923, he was the son of the late Dominic and Domenica DiGeorgio Aquilante. He is survived by his wife, Juliana Dell Penna Aquilante; children, Linda M. Aquilante and Nicholas D. ( Lucy) Aquilante Jr. of Glassport and Ronald ( Shelley) Aquilante of Liberty; grandchildren, Angela, Nicholas III, Alyssa and Kylee; and sister, Amelia Mendicino of Glassport. He was preceded in death by sister, Mary DeIenno; and brother, Peter Aquilante.

Friends will be received in the Wojciechowski Funeral Home, 640 Vermont Ave., Glassport, Thursday from 7- 9 p. m. and Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 10 a.m. in Queen of the Rosary Parish by the Rev. Casimir Kedzierski. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Port Vue.


McKeesport Daily News September 14, 2006

SALVATORE DePIERO

Salvatore “Sam” DePiero, 92, of Glassport, died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2006, in Jefferson Regional Medical Center. A retired crane operator in the ground rod department of Copperweld Bimetallics Division in Glassport, he was a self- employed barber at Sal’s Barbershop in Glassport, entertainer and musician with Vagabonds and Hi-Tones and member of the Church of Jesus Christ and Sons of Italy Lodge 941, both in Glassport.

Born in Abruzzi, Bunaria, Italy, Dec. 28, 1913, he was the son of the late Peter and Adelea Talmonte DePiero. He is survived by his wife, Helen Doratio DePiero of Glassport; son, Daniel S. (Rita) DePiero of Glassport; daughter, Judith L. (Sal) D’Appollonio of Port Vue; grandchildren, Cindy L. Kubala of Liberty, Marie A. Chonko of Shadyside, Elizabeth A. Berry of Grimsby, Ontario, Canada, Tori L. (David) Verbanick of Glassport, Melissa R. DePiero of Glassport, Melanie L. (David) Rothwell of North Huntingdon Twp. and Jason C. (Karie) Mehalcik of Glassport; seven great grandchildren, Ashley, Brandy, Jennifer, David, Tommy, Suzanna and Devin; brother, Samuel (Liz) DePiero of Pittsburgh; and sisters, Clara Preler of Philadelphia and Mary (Max) Ungar of McKeesport.

Friends will be received Friday from 2-4 and 7­9 p.m. in the E.C. Finney Funeral Home Inc., 235 Monongahela Ave., Glassport . Service will be conducted there Saturday at 10 a. m. by the Rev. David Nolfi. Interment will take place at a later date in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills.


McKeesport Daily News September 20, 2006

CARL GIGLI

Chief Carl “Chuck” Gigli, age 74 of Panama City, passed away Sunday, September 17, 2006 at a local hospital there. Chuck was born in McKees Rocks, but was assigned to Tyndall AFB in 1973. Chuck retired as a Chief Master Sergeant in 1980 after 28 years of honorable service. He was also a veteran of the Vietnam War. Chuck is the owner and founder of Diver’s Den, Inc. and Gigli Enterprises. He is a member of the Bay County Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee, a life time member of the VFW, a member of Amvets, the Tyndall AFB Aero Club and a parishioner of St. Dominic’s Catholic Church.

He was predeceased by his parents, Umbergo and Evelina Gigli; his brother, Edward Gigli; and sisters, Elvira Murn, Angelina Finnegan, Jenny Gallagar and Virginia Borelli. Survivors include his wife and companion of 26 years, JoAnn Moore-Gigli of Panama City; brother, Bert Gigli of Panama City; sister, Violet and husband Kahn Kissner of Boardwalk, Ohio; and numerous nephews, nieces, stepchildren and grandchildren.

A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, September 21, 2006 at St. Dominic’s Catholic Church with Fr. Peter Zalewski officiating. Interment with full military honors by the US Air Force will follow at Evergreen Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers include: Willard Oost, Michael Rohan, John Hebert, Jack McDougall, Jerry Warren and Bob Stapelton. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday, September 20, 2006 from 6 to 8 p.m. with a Rosary service at 7 p.m. Following the burial service, a luncheon will be served at the church parish hall where the family will receive friends. Kent-Forest Lawn, 2403 Harrison Avenue, Panama City, 850-763-4694.


McKeesport Daily News September 20, 2006

FRANCIS MILLER

Francis “Jim” Miller, 68, of Danielson, Conn., formerly of Glassport, died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2006, after fighting a courageous battle with mesothelioma. He was born in Grindstone, on July 21, 1938, son of the late Henry J. and Anna Mae (Sidehammer) Miller. He attended local schools in Glassport.

He was married to Joanne Dakos on May 6, 1960, she survives him. Mr. Miller worked at Electric Boat as a grinder for 25 years, retiring in 1999. He enjoyed camping. Besides his wife he is survived by five sons, Francis J. Miller Jr. of Sevierville, TN, Raymond J. Miller of Ocala, FL, Richard M. Miller and his wife Jennifer of Ocala, FL, Joseph R. Miller and his fiancée Sabina of Danielson, and Christopher W. Miller and his wife Amy of Danielson; one brother, Albert E. Miller and his wife Debbie of Fayetteville, NC; one sister, Helen Lynch and her husband Jack of PA; several grandchildren, step grandchildren and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his daughter, Joanne Miller, and brother, Richard L. Miller.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. in Tillinghast Funeral Home, 433 Main Street, Danielson. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. Calling hours will be held at the funeral home on Friday evening from 7-9. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to St. James School, 12 Franklin Street, Danielson, CT, 06239; or Hospice of Northeastern CT, P.O. Box 632, Putnam, CT 06260. 9/20


McKeesport Daily News September 22, 2006

NINA WARDROP

Nina G. Wardrop, 87, of Glassport, formerly of Liberty, died Thursday, Sept. 21, 2006, in Southwestern Nursing Center, Pleasant Hills. A retired secretary from Tube City Iron and Metal Co. in Glassport with 30 years of service, she was a member of the First Church of the Open Bible in McKeesport and served as a Sunday School teacher, member of the choir and musician.

She was a graduate of Glassport High School and a graduate of Duff’s Business School in Pittsburgh. Born in Glassport, Dec. 23, 1919, she was the daughter of the late James Coen and Katherine Knight Dulac and wife of the late Richard M. Wardrop who died in 1993. She is survived by son, Richard M. (Jeanette) Wardrop Jr. of Springboro, Ohio; three grandchildren, Kimberley (Joe) Ludwig of West Lafayette, Ind., Lori Holt of Bethel Park and Richard M. (Sara) Wardrop III of Durham, N.C.; and five great grandchildren, William and Henry Ludwig of West Lafayette, Rachel Holt of Bethel Park and Mary Grace and Luke Wardrop of Durham. She was preceded in death by sisters, Louise Bryant, Ruby Wirsing and Katherine Zeik.

Friends will be received Sunday from 2-4 and 7­9 p. m. in the E. C. Finney Funeral Home Inc., 235 Monongahela Ave., Glassport. Service will be conducted there Monday at 11 a.m. by the Rev. Robert Fagan. Interment will be in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. The family has suggested memorial contributions to the First Church of the Open Bible, Union Street, McKeesport, 15132.


StarNewsOnline.com September 24, 2006

Mr. Edward Walter Zalewski

Caswell Beach, NC – Mr. Edward Walter Zalewski, 68, of 904 Caswell Beach Rd., Caswell Beach, N.C., died Wednesday September 20, 2006, at his home after a short illness. Mr. Zalewski was born in Glassport, Pa., on September 12, 1938, and was the son of the late Leo and Blanche Worek Zalewski. He was a U.S. Army Veteran. Mr. Zalewski was a retired Electrical Engineer with the Federal Government. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and very active in the church administration and also extensively involved in Caswell Beach Municipal Government activities, including the Planning Board and Board Of Directors of the Oak Island Light House. He was an active General Aviation Pilot with an instrument rating and an Open Water scuba diver and also enjoyed golf and classical music.

He is survived by his wife of forty years, Ann Marie Zalewski of the home; three brothers, Carl and wife Kay of Falls Church, VA., Leon and wife Veronica of Chicago, Ill., Timothy and wife Patricia of Pittsburgh, Pa.; a sister, Mary Ann Zalewski of Houston, Tx.; mother-in-law, Marion Rose Flint; and a brother in-law, Mike Flint Jr. of Allenwood, N.J; numerous nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Mass will be held, Friday September 29, 2006, at 11 am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Southport, NC, with Father Trent Watts officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Friends of the Oak Island Light House, C/O Caswell Beach Town Hall, 1100 Caswell Beach Rd., Caswell Beach, NC 28465 or Habitat For Humanity Of Brunswick County, 4255 Long Beach Rd., Oak Island, NC 28465 or a charity of one’s choice. Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service, Southport, NC (910) 457-6944.


McKeesport Daily News September 25, 2006

THOMAS ANUSZIEWICZ

Thomas W. Anusziewicz, 82, of Glassport, died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2006, in Select Specialty Hospital in McKeesport. A retired roller from the rolling department at the Irvin plant, U.S. Steel Corp., he was a member of Queen of the Rosary Parish in Glassport and its choir and a member of the Polish National Alliance Lodge 375 in Glassport.

Born in Glassport, April 28, 1924, he was the son of the late Frank and Anna Anusziewicz. He is survived by his wife, Barbara R. Siudyla Anusziewicz; daughter, Donna M. ( Harry) Everett of West Mifflin; sons, Dr. Thomas M. (Donzella) Anusziewicz of Akron, Ohio, and Richard M. (Phyllis) Anusziewicz of West Mifflin; seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Friends will be received in the Wojciechowski Funeral Home, 640 Vermont Ave., Glassport, Monday from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2-4 and 7­ 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrat­ed Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Queen of the Rosary Parish by the Rev. Casimir Kedzierski. Interment will be in St. Mary Polish Cemetery, White Oak.


McKeesport Daily News September 25, 2006

HARRY PETERSON

Harry William “Pete” Peterson, 60, of Liberty, died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2006, at home. Mr. Peterson was employed by the National plant, U. S. Steel Corp. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, an active member of the Liberty Boro Vets Club where he served as a trustee and past service officer for the Glassport American Legion Post 443.

Born in McKeesport, Sept. 24, 1946, he was the son of the late James and Jean Kohl Peterson. He is survived by his wife, Christine Diane Esack Peterson; daugh­ter, Tracey (Louis Jr.) Campano of Glassport; granddaughter, Aliya Campano; brother, James (Peggy) Peterson of Cape May, N.J.; sisters, Gail ( Roy) Koch of North Huntingdon Twp. and Sherri (Chuck Horton) Peterson of Liberty; nephews, James and Kevin Peterson and Kristopher and Jonothon Esack; and nieces, Heather Bolton, Heidi Koch and Kara Esack.

Friends will be received Tuesday from 2 to 9 p.m. in the Willig Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 220 Ninth Ave., McKeesport, Chris Odasso, funeral director. Service will be conducted in the chapel there Wednesday at 10 a.m. by the Rev. Robert Daniels.


McKeesport Daily News October 2, 2006

OSCAR HETRICK JR.

Oscar Bruce Hetrick Jr., 73, of Glassport, formerly of Elizabeth Township, died Friday, Sept. 29, 2006, in Jefferson Regional Medical Center.

Born in Mount Union, he was the son of the late Oscar Bruce Hetrick Sr. and the late Charlotte (Kane) Smith. He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Walter Smith Sr. Husband of the late Margaret Murn Hetrick, he was a retired industrial electrician for Local 313 and served in the US Air Force Korean War. Survived by stepdaughter and caregiver, Susan Lissy of Glassport; stepchildren, William Finnegan of Finleyville, Hedy March of Texas and Linda Sherman of Finleyville; brothers, Walter (Mike) Smith Jr. of McVeytown and Ronald Smith of Boyertown; sisters, Mary Bechtel of Boyertown and Delilah Friz, Mildred Daniel, Charlotte ( Ann) Himes and Margaret Jacka all of Mount Union; also nine step grandchildren and five step great grandchildren.

Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, 640 Vermont Ave., Glassport, Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Paul Edwards offici­ating. Interment following in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp.


McKeesport Daily News October 9, 2006

ALBERTA KUDLA

Alberta A. Kudla, 81, of Glassport, died Monday, Oct. 9, 2006, at home. She was a member of Queen of the Rosary Parish in Glassport.

Born in McKeesport, Oct. 21, 1924, she was the daughter of the late George and Mary Novotnak Mihoc. Mother of James (Linda) Kudla of Glassport and Donna (Robert) Ritenour of Brooksville, Fla.; three grandchildren, Anna, Elizabeth and Laura Kudla; and sister, Agnes Cover of Liberty. She was preceded in death by sisters, Mary Sinconis, Helen Lowicki, Regina Duffalla, Mildred Estock and Anna Kasmaric; and brothers, Steven, Michael, George, Paul and John Mihoc.

Friends will be received in the Wojciechowski Funeral Home, 640 Vermont Ave., Glassport, Tuesday from 2-4 and 7­ 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Queen of the Rosary Parish by the Rev. Casimir Kedzierski. Interment will be Calvary Cemetery, Port Vue.


McKeesport Daily News October 10, 2006

WILLIAM MACRI

William John Macri, 60, of Glassport, died Sunday, October 8, 2006, in Kane Regional Center, McKeesport.

He was born December 23, 1945, in McKeesport, and was the son of the late William and Ethel Mae Pickford Macri. He is survived by a daughter, Billie Jo Goldsworthy of Elizabeth Twp.; sisters, Louise Cunning of Elizabeth, Mary Herald of Jefferson; grandchildren, Justin, Nicole, Jessica and Jerred Goldsworthy; nieces, Shelly Goldstein of San Francisco and Stephanie Kirkwood of Pittsburgh; and longtime companion, Dorothy Kirkwood.

There is no visitation. Memorial service will be held at the Elizabeth Baptist Church on Thursday, October 12, 2006, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. David Myers officiating. Arrangements are by the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 6028 Smithfield Street, Elizabeth Township.


Charleston Gazette October 13, 2006

Darlene Christine Ball

Darlene Christine Ball, 60, of Cross Lanes, died Oct. 11, 2006, following a short illness. Born Sept. 2, 1946, she was a daughter of the late Arthur Edward and Christine Janci Andrews Sr. She was also preceded in death by her brother-in-law, Robert Corky Ball.

Darlene was a cum laude graduate of West Virginia State University, Institute, with a degree in Business Administration. She was a certified, public accountant and was an employee of the Charleston Office of the Comptroller of Currency with the federal government. She was also an assistant associate bank examiner and office manager there. She was a member of the National Certified Public Accountants, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, WV Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Charleston Chapter of Certified Public Accountants. She also received the award of Microsoft Office Specialist.

Surviving are her husband of 39 years, Richard "Rick" Ball; her brothers Larry Arthur Andrews and his wife, Patricia, Arthur Edward Andrews Jr. and his wife, Carol, her sisterin-law, Becky Coffman and her husband, Scotty; and many nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at Sacred Heart Co-Cathedral, 1032 Virginia St., East, Charleston, with Monsignor P Edward Sadie as celebrant. Burial will be in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, 409 Sixth Ave., St. Albans, where the Prayers of the Christian Wake will be offered at 7:30 p.m. Online condolences may also be made at www.bartlettchapmanfuneralhome.com.

Darlene was the most warmhearted person you could ever know, always thinking of others, always taking care of everyone around her at home and at work. She was kind, considerate, thoughtful and caring to everyone and will be sadly missed by family and friends. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Sacred Heart Needy Student Fund, 1114 Virginia Street, East, Charleston, WV 25301.


McKeesport Daily News October 16, 2006

MOODY CRAWFORD

Mr. Moody Crawford, 96, of McKeesport, departed Thursday, October 12, 2006, at home.

He was born September 22, 1910, in Savannah, GA, and was the son of the late John Henry and Idella Worthy Crawford. He was also preceded in death by his wives, Stella Martin Crawford and Selena Sayles Crawford; daughter, Bonnie J. Wright-Thompson; and sister, Ethel McCullough.

He was a retired employee of the Pittsburgh Steel Foundry in Glassport where he had been employed as a chipper and was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church.

Surviving are son, Eugene J. Crawford of McKeesport; daughters, Janet E. Allen of University Heights, OH, Beverly J. (Norman) Edwards of South Euclid, OH, and Darlene I. Crawford-Norwood of Cleveland Heights, OH; daughter-in-law, Donna G. Crawford of McKeesport; 19 grandchildren, 42 great grandchildren and 14 great great grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and cousins, Laura Jenkins of McKeesport, Barbara Dillard of Willingborough, NJ, Virgie Morris of Phoenix, AZ, and Rosa Lee Worthy of Braddock.

Friends will be received from 7-9, Tuesday, October 17, at the Robert A. Waters Funeral Home, 2326 Jenny Lind, McKeesport. Services will be held at Bethlehem Baptist Church, Wednesday, October 18, 2006, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Bernadine Campbell officiating and the Rev. Earlene Coleman bringing the eulogy. Interment will follow in the Penn-Lincoln Memorial Park, North Huntingdon.


McKeesport Daily News October 16, 2006

CLAYTON SHARKEY

Clayton F. Sharkey, 69, of Glassport, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2006, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer in Jefferson Regional Medical Center. A retired computer systems analyst for South Hills Regional Health System, he was an Army veteran.

Born in Mosinee, Wis., Oct. 16, 1936, he was the son of the late Leo and Jean Stomski Sharkey. He is survived by his wife, Diane Gelet Sharkey; father-in­law, John Gelet; daughter, Teri (Howie) Jacobsen in Arizona; sons, Mike (Patrice) and Tom ( Kris) Sharkey in Arizona; grandchildren, Ryan, Brendon, Eric, Lauren, Sarah, Taylor, Kyle and Danelle; sister, Janice Festa in Massachusetts; and brother, Phil (Sue) Sharkey in Georgia.

Friends will be received Tuesday from 2-4 and 7­9 p.m. in the Wojciechowski Funeral Home, 640 Vermont Ave., Glassport. A blessing will be offered there Wednesday at 11 a. m. by the Rev. John Lendvai. Interment will be in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills.


McKeesport Daily News October 18, 2006

WILLIAM SMITH

William J. “Bill” Smith, 58, of Glassport, died October 16, 2006, at Shadyside Hospital after a brief illness.

Born July 31, 1948, in Dennison, OH, he was the son of the late Willard and Sarah (Dishong) Smith.

Mr. Smith was an employee of the former Zekes Auto Wrecking in McKeesport and he attended The Church in Sutersville. Bill enjoyed working on cars and is best remembered as someone a friend could rely on.

He is survived by sister, Jean Cartia, and brother, Kenneth Smith, both of Amsterdam, OH; aunts, Betty Foor of Coulterville, and Olive Dishong of West Mifflin; uncle, Paul (Gladys) Dishong of Middleburg; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be Friday, October 20th, from 1- 4 p.m. and 7 until the hour of service at 8 p. m. at Willig Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 220 Ninth Ave., McKeesport, Chris Odasso, funeral director. The Rev. Robert Fagin will officiate. Interment will be in McKeesport and Versailles Cemetery.


McKeesport Daily News October 20, 2006

MERLE MARTIN

Merle Duane Martin, 63, of Boston, Elizabeth Twp., died Friday, October 20, 2006, at home. He was born October 13, 1943, in Glassport and was the son of the late LeRoy F. and Teresa M. Doyle Martin. He was a retired truck driver and was a member of the Elizabeth Twp. Ex­ Serviceman’s Association and the Versailles American Legion.

He is survived by a son, LeRoy Martin of Reading, Ohio; daughters, Deneen (Rick) Morris and Tracey Helmick of Mechanicsburg; sisters, Mary Louise (Maury) Fey of Plum and Rose Marie Bartko of Lincoln; eight grandchildren; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Willard L. Martin.

Friends are welcome Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. Service will be held in the funeral home chapel Monday at 8 p.m. with the Rev. William D. Heaton officiating. Inturnment will be private.


McKeesport Daily News October 23, 2006

MARGARET DELMER

Margaret Elizabeth Delmer, 71, of Elizabeth Twp., died Sunday, October 22, 2006, in UPMC McKeesport.

She was born March 5, 1935, in McKeesport, and was the daughter of Elizabeth Oleyar Faychak of Glassport and the late Michael William Faychak. She was a member of the St. Martin de Porres Parish, McKeesport, and was a vice president of the Christian Mothers there.

She is survived by her mother; sons, Daniel Delmer of Buena Vista and Christopher Michael Delmer of Port Vue; daughter, Shelley A. (Gary) Kern of Elizabeth Twp.; brother, Michael (Rosalie) Faychak Jr. of Forward Twp.; sister, Donna M. Rushe of Myrtle beach, SC; grandchildren, Natalie Delmer and Evan and Shannon Haughey; a great grandchild, Harley Delmer; nieces, Donna Baruchi, Lori Tafel, Nikki Kalcevic; and nephews, William and Michael Ruche, Michael and Christopher Faychak.

Friends are welcome Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. and Wednesday 2-4 and 6­8 p.m. at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the St. Martin de Porres Parish, Holy Trinity Worship Site, on Thursday, October 26, 2006, at 10 a.m. Entombment will follow at the Mount Vernon Cemetery Mausoleum, Elizabeth Twp.


McKeesport Daily News October 28, 2006

MARY CHADWICK

Mary V. Chadwick, 93, of Glassport, died Friday, Oct. 27, 2006, in Jefferson Hills Manor Inc. She was a member of Queen of the Rosary Parish in Glassport.

Born in East McKeesport, Sept. 13, 1913, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Elizabeth Lakatosh and wife of the late Chester J. Chadwick. She is survived by son, Thomas J. (Marie) Chadwick of Elizabeth Twp.; sister, Jean Ribar of Louisville, Ky.; broth­er, John Lakatosh of East McKeesport; nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received in the Wojciechowski Funeral Home, 640 Vermont Ave., Glassport, Saturday from 6- 8 p. m. and Sunday from 2­ 4 and 6-8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be cel­ebrated Monday at 10 a.m. in Queen of the Rosary Parish by the Rev. Casimir Kedzierski. Interment will follow in St. Mary Polish Cemetery, White Oak.


McKeesport Daily News October 28, 2006

PATRICIA DRISCOLL

Patricia J. Driscoll, 78, of Forward Twp., died Friday, Oct. 27, 2006, in Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Retired co-owner of Tastee Freez in Sutersville from 1972­1991, she was a member of Elizabeth United Methodist Church and a 1947 graduate of Glassport High School. She was an avid Steelers fan and her hobbies included fishing, camping and vacationing in Florida in the winter.

Born in Monessen, March 15, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Ethel Maine Hopkins Cosil. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Wilbur Ray Driscoll; son, Raymond ( Cindy) Driscoll of Elizabeth Twp.; three grandchildren, Jason, Justin and Joshua Driscoll; nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received Saturday from 6-8 p.m. and Sunday from 2­ 4 and 6-8 p.m. in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 Second St., Elizabeth. Service will be conducted there Monday at noon by the Rev. Ronald C. Lindahl. Interment will be in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 777 Penn Center Blvd., Suite 200, Pittsburgh, 15235.


Tribune Review October 29, 2006

George W. Holloway Sr.

McKeesport

George W. Holloway Sr., 98, of McKeesport, died Saturday, Oct. 28, 2006, in Briarcliff Pavilion Nursing, North Huntingdon.

He was born May 24, 1908, in New Kensington to the late Samuel J. and Bessie Barnett Holloway, was the husband of the Agnes Mackay Holloway and father of the late George W. Holloway II and also was predeceased by sisters.

George graduated from Duquesne University and was a retired supervisor for Pittsburgh Steel Foundry (Pittron), Glassport, and a member of Immanuel United Presbyterian Church, McKeesport, where he was an elder, deacon and sabbath school teacher. He also was past state counselor, district treasurer and recording secretary for the Jr. OUAM and was awarded the Scouter's Key, the Scouter's Award and the Silver Beaver by the Boy Scouts of America.

Surviving are his wife, Marion E. Campbell Jory Holloway; son, S. James Holloway; sister, Katherine McKeever, and grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the JAYCOX-JAWORSKI FUNERAL HOME INC., 2703 O'Neil Blvd., McKeesport, where services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Darrell Knopp officiating. Interment will be in Penn-Lincoln Memorial Park, North Huntingdon. Memorial contributions may be made to Immanuel United Presbyterian Church, 525 Market St., McKeesport, PA 15132.

He was scoutmaster of Troop 56 (St. John Luthern Church), Glassport during the 1950s and 1960s. - R. A. Uher


McKeesport Daily News October 30, 2006

RICHARD FERKO

Richard (Rick) Ferko, 53, of Erie, passed away on Saturday, October 28, 2006, at Hamot Hospital in Erie.

Born in Glassport, August 31, 1953, he was the son of John and Cecilia Ferko of Glassport. Rick was a 1971 graduate of Serra High School, received a bachelor’s degree in social science from Edinboro University, a master of social work degree from the University of Pittsburgh and was a licensed clinical social worker. He was the residential resource manager with Erie County Court Juvenile Probation, for the past nine years, and coordinated social support services for youths. He worked with Harborcreek Youth Services for twenty-one years in various counselor and director positions. He was also an adjunct professor with Gannon University’s criminal justice program. Rick received numerous awards from the National Association of Social Workers ( NASW) including the renowned NASW­PA’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006. He also received the distinguished 2006 Spirit of Goldstein Humanitarian Award from Perseus House in Erie. Rick chaired the program advisory board at Erie County’s Office of Children and Youth. He served on the professional advisory committee for the Erie County Visiting Nurses’ Association, Erie County Adult Probation’s sex offender program board, and the social work advisory committees for Edinboro University and Mercyhurst College.

Rick was a devoted and loving husband and father and very involved in his children’s lives. He coached MYAA Softball and Family First, Grandview School, and MYAA Basketball. Rick was also a longtime member of the Erie Runner’s Club, coordinated the Endurance Run, and ran numerous ultra-thons and marathons.

In addition to his parents, Rick is survived by his loving wife Terri, of 19 years and cherished children Kelli and Kevin, both at home; two brothers, Jack Ferko ( Mary) of Bethel Park and Joseph Ferko of Glassport, two sisters, Kathleen Smedley (Terry) of Glassport and Denice Ferko­ Adams (Keith) of Nazareth, and father and mother-in­law, Mike and Jean Ferko of Erie. His nephews and nieces include: Brian, Jason, and Kristen Ferko, Heather Hunt (Robert), Holly and Heidi Smedley, Rachel and Laurel Adams, Tiffany Ferko and great niece Alyssa Sophia Hunt.

Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Brugger Home for Funerals, 1595 West 38th Street, Erie. A concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday morning at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in Erie. Fr. Ernest J. Strelinski, uncle of the deceased, will be the main celebrant. Interment will be at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Erie. Condolences at brug­gerfuneralhomes. com.


McKeesport Daily News October 31, 2006

CHARLES PETERSON

Charles “ Chuck” Peterson, 84, of McKeesport, since 1950, died Monday, October 30, 2006, at the VA Hospital in Oakland.

Born August 3, 1922, in McKeesport, and raised in Glassport, a son of the late Nicklau and Millicent Incean Petriasan and husband of the late Eileen Frances Boyce Peterson who were married on May 22, 1950, in St. Mary Romanian Catholic Church. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Dan and John Peterson; and a sister, Mary Peterson Russ.

He was a retired welder from Bucyrus Erie/Pittron Foundry in Glassport after 45 years of service. A WWII US Navy veteran serving on the USS Archernar (AKA - 53), he was a member of St. Pius V Church in McKeesport, the PNA McKeesport Lodge 352 and the 11th Ward Club.

His favorite hobbies included hunting and spending time at his campground in Kittanning.

Surviving are his sons, John “ Jay” Peterson of McKeesport and Chuck (Joanne) Peterson, formerly of McKeesport, residing in Pace, FL; daughters, Marcia ( John) Goldsmith of North Versailles and Janis ( Dale) Ainsley, formerly of West Mifflin, residing in Cantonment, FL; grandchildren, Cherish ( Cpl. Tony Patitz, US Army) of Milton, FL, Chuck (Melissa) Peterson III of Pensacola, FL, Nick Peterson of Pace, FL, Dawn (Jason) Brokenbek, Melissa Goldsmith, 1st Class Petty Officer Eric (JoAnna) Goldsmith, Addis (Shannon) Ainsley of Pace, FL, and Boswains Mate 2nd Class US Coast Guard Curtis (Chrissy) Ainsley of Daphine, AL; great grandchildren, Joslyyn Patitz (3 1/2), Cora Brokenbek (12), Eric “EJ” Goldsmith, Emma Goldsmith, Cody Ainsley (9), Alyssa Ainsley (6) and Aija Ainsley (2 1/2); sisters, Eleanor Pavuk of North Huntingdon and Dorothy Sorick of Monongahela; also surviving are many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and good friend, D’aaron Stintson.

Friends will be received Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Jaycox­ Jaworski Funeral Home Inc., 2703 O’Neil Blvd., McKeesport, with an evening Vigil Service at 8:30 p.m. A blessing will begin on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. in the chapel of the funeral home followed by a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Pius V Church with Father Edward S. Litavec as celebrant. Entombment with military honors will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles. www.jay­cox-jaworskifh.com.


McKeesport Daily News November 2, 2006

JAMES LUNDY JR.

James V. Lundy Jr., 71, of Glassport, formerly of Clairton, died October 29, 2006, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center.

Born June 1, 1935, in Charleroi, he was the son of the late James V. Sr. and Jane (Gillie) Lundy and the husband of Shirley (Yesensky) Lundy.

Mr. Lundy retired from Plasterer’s Local 31 as a business manager and served as a cameraman for the U.S. Air Force.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by children, Lynn (Mark) Huwalt of Liberty Boro, James E. Lundy of Liberty Boro, Shawn M. (Carol) of Elizabeth Twp. and Kevin P. ( Barbara) Lundy of Liberty Boro; grandchildren, Corey, Matthew, Megan, Lena and Laura. He was preceded in death by his sister, Sally A. Dobrich.

A memorial service was held Wednesday, November 1st, at Willig Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 220 Ninth Ave., McKeesport, Chris Odasso, funeral director. The Rev. Jody Dausey officiating.


McKeesport Daily News November 7, 2006

ROBERT OSTROWSKI

Robert M. Ostrowski, 51, of Glassport, died Monday, Nov. 6, 2006, in UPMC Shadyside, Pittsburgh. A self- employed electrician, he was a member of Queen of the Rosary Parish in Glassport and an Air Force veteran of Vietnam War.

Born in Homestead, Dec. 6, 1954, he was the son of the late William J. and Julia Ostrowski. He is survived by sons, Robert M. Ostrowski Jr. and Joseph J. Ostrowski of Glassport; friend, Debbie; sisters, Barbara Gomalak of West Mifflin and Beverly Collela in Florida; and brother, William Ostrowski in North Carolina.

Friends will be received in the Wojciechowski Funeral Home, 640 Vermont Ave., Glassport, Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrat­ed Thursday at 10 a. m. in Queen of the Rosary Parish by the Rev. Casimir Kedzierski. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Joseph Ostrowski Scholarship Fund, c/ o Copper and Glass Federal Credit Union in Glassport.


McKeesport Daily News November 14, 2006

DELIGHT SUPERNOVICH

Delight Garnet Supernovich, 69, of Lincoln Borough, died November 12, 2006, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center.

Born September 28, 1937, in Glassport, she was the daughter of Betty (Dingledine) Scklan and the late Alex Scklan and wife of Alfred Supernovich. Mrs. Supernovich was a member of St. Mark Parish and served on the past parish council. She was a member of the Lincoln Borough Auxiliary, Mother’s Club and former Girl Scout Leader.

In addition to her mother and husband, she is survived by daughters, Carrie (Jack) Doonan of Port Vue, Patricia (Darren) Ryan of Lincoln Borough, Rachel (Douglas) Bergman of Sutersville and Marsha (Michael) Loss of Royersford; grandchildren, Joseph, Lynley and Alex Doonan, Jennie and Dean Bergman and Hayden Koss; cousin, Florence McGinty of Liberty Borough; brother, Alex Scklan; and nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 5-9 p.m. and Thursday from 5-9 p.m. at Willig Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 220 Ninth Ave., McKeesport, Chris Odasso, funeral director. Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Liberty worship site at St. Mark Parish with Fr. Gerald Mikonis as celebrant. Interment will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp.


McKeesport Daily News November 16, 2006

ANTHONY DWOREK

Anthony F. Dworek, 84, of Glassport, died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2006, in the Kane Regional Center, McKeesport. Retired as a car bracer for Continental Can Co., he was a member of Queen of the Rosary Parish in Glassport.

Born in Glassport, Nov. 20, 1921, he was a son of the late Francis and Martha Mikulski Dworek. He is survived by brothers, Theodore ( Pauline) Dworek, Paul (Mary Ann) Dworek and Frank (Julie) Dworek of Port Vue; sisters, Irene ( Joe) Orenak of North Huntingdon, Dorothy Vesely of Port Vue, Jean ( George) Hvozoik and Frances ( Ed) Matias of Glassport and Martha Virginia (James) Opfer of Pleasant Hills; nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received Friday from 2 to 9 p.m. in the Wojciechowski Funeral Home, 640 Vermont Ave., Glassport. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 10 a.m. in Queen of the Rosary Church by the Rev. Casimir Kedzierski. Interment will be in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp.


McKeesport Daily News November 27, 2006

MICHAEL YACURA

Michael Yacura, 88, of Elizabeth Twp., died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2006.

He was born May 21, 1918, in Monessen, and was the son of the late John and Anastasia Timchasin Yacura and was the husband of the late Rose Provenzano Yacura. He was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Church, Monessen, and also was a member of the National Beagle Club. He was a retired molder for the Bucyrus-Erie Foundry in Glassport.

He is survived by sons, John M. Yacura of Elizabeth, Daniel J. Yacura of Elizabeth Twp.; daughter, Michele Fennimore of Williamstown, N. J.; brother, Peter Yacura of Brockton, Maine; grandchildren, Roxanne, Sandra Leigh, Jonette, Stephen and Maria; great grandchildren, Kortney, Molly Rose, Dakota, Samantha, Hunter, Giana and Edward George; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, Stephen Yacura; and a grandson, Anthony Yacura.

Visitation and services are private. Interment will be in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Breast Cancer Foundation. Arrangements are by the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 6028 Smithfield St., Boston, Elizabeth Township.


McKeesport Daily News November 28, 2006

JOHN WARMAN SR.

John F. Warman Sr., 37, of McKeesport, died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2006, in UPMC McKeesport.

Born in McKeesport, Feb. 26, 1969, he was a son of Robert and Ethel Earnesty Warman of Glassport. He is survived by his parents; companion, Betty Rash with whom he resided; sisters, Christina (Frank) Howard of Dunnellon, Fla., Ethel Tauber of McKeesport, Carla (Thomas) Ingram of McKeesport, Darla Jean (Charles) Grayson of North Huntingdon and Lisa Richards of McKeesport; brothers, Lawrence Warman of New Freeport and Robert (Leona) Warman of West Newton; sons, John Warman Jr. and Michael Warman both of Glassport; and daughter, Monique Kisner of Dravosburg.

Friends received in the Hunter-Edmundson­ Striffler Funeral Home, 600 Market St., McKeesport, Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of service in the chapel there at 2 p.m. Interment will be in Richland Cemetery.


McKeesport Daily News December 2, 2006

MARGARET McALLISTER

Margaret A. ( Peg) (Festa) McAllister, 54, formerly of Glassport, died Nov. 26, 2006, at the Hospice of Cincinnati.

She was born June 26, 1952, in McKeesport, to the late Bernard F. Sr. and Margaret Lovell McAllister. Margaret was a teacher for the Community College of Allegheny County South Campus in West Mifflin; she was a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and a former local district representative for Women in Military Service Memorial Foundation.

Survivors include brother, Bernard F. ( Theresa) McAllister Jr. of Cincinnati, Ohio; fiancé, Charles Wiehagen of Cincinnati; also survived by several loving nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2006, at Queen of the Rosary Roman Catholic Church with the Rev. Casimir Kedzierski as celebrant. Entombment will take place in Penn-Lincoln Memorial Park Mausoleum, North Versailles. Arrangements by E. C. Finney Funeral Home Inc., 235 Monongahela Ave., Glassport.


Tribune Review December 5, 2006

Samuel A. Frattaroli

Glassport

Samuel A. Frattaroli, 87, of Glassport, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2006.

Beloved husband of 68 years of Sophie Kalinowski. Dear father of Dennis S. (Donna) Frattaroli, of Bethel Park, and Daniel L. (Bridget) Frattaroli, of Chippewa. Also survived by 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Born March 12, 1919, in Clairton, to the late Secondino and Carmela Frattaroli.

He graduated from Clairton High School. Sam was a World War II veteran, serving in the Army as a heavy machine gunner in Normandy, Northern France and Rhineland. He received the European African Middle Eastern Theater Medal. He was a member of the Glassport American Legion. Sam retired from U.S. Steel, Clairton Works.

Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the WOJCIECHOWSKI FUNERAL HOME, 640 Vermont Ave., Glassport. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Queen of the Rosary. Interment following in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to JDRF Charlotte Chapter (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation), 9140 ArrowPoint Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28273.


McKeesport Daily News December 6, 2006

ANTHONY MILKOWSKI

Anthony Milkowski, 87, of Pittsburgh, on Monday, Dec. 4, 2006.

Mr. Milkowski was born in Glassport, the son of the late Stanislaw and the late Laura Zak Milkowski. He is a US Army veteran of WWII and a retired tool and die maker for General Motors.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Helen (Marszalek) Milkowski; father of Anthony Milkowski Jr. of Pittsburgh; grandfather of Marcie (John) Salmon and Michael Milkowski; great grandfather of Justin, Cassie and Chelsea; also nieces and nephews.

Friends received Wednesday 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the George Irvin Green Funeral Home Inc., 3511 Main St., Munhall, (a selected Golden Rule Member), 412-461-6394. Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. in Holy Angles RC Church in Hays.


McKeesport Daily News December 13, 2006

MARY GOLEMBIEWSKI

Mary Golembiewski, 90, of Glassport, died Monday, Dec. 11, 2006, in Mount Vernon Health Care Center.

Born in Duquesne, Aug. 8, 1916, she was the daughter of the late George and Mary Boytos Malik. Wife of the late Maximillian Golembiewski, she is survived by daughters, Shirley DiGorgio and Carol Piccini of Port Vue; son, Maximillian J. Golembiewski of Port Vue; six grandchildren and five great grandchildren; and sister, Ann Rosepiler of West Mifflin.

Friends will be received Wednesday from 2­ 4 and 7- 9 p. m. in the Wojciechowski Funeral Home, 640 Vermont Ave., Glassport. A blessing will be offered there Thursday at 11 a.m. by the Rev. Dennis Colamarino. Interment will be in St. Mary Cemetery, White Oak.


Tribune Review December 17, 2006

Raymond N. Hilko

Murrysville

Raymond N. Hilko, 70, of Murrysville, died Friday, Dec. 15, 2006. He was born Nov. 25, 1936, in Glassport to the late Michael Nicholas and Anna Smolchick Hilko. He was a Vietnam War Army veteran and a member of St. John Baptist de la Salle Church, Delmont; American Legion Post 0980, Plum; Franklin Squares; Square One, and Boy Scout Pack 213 and Troop 208. Raymond was a life member of the McKeesport Sportsman's Club and a member and treasurer of the Mountain View Sportsman's Association.

Also predeceased by brothers Michael, Albert, Theodore "Ted" and John Hilko. Surviving are his wife, Violet Ann Ridella Hilko; children, Thomas Ridella, of Delmont, Lisa Caligiuri, of Springdale, Leslie Hilko, of Jupiter, Fla., Raymond T. Hilko, of Sarver, and Dean Ridella, of Murrysville; 11 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; brothers, Anthony Hilko, of Elizabeth, Thomas Hilko, of Colorado, and James Hilko, of North Carolina, and sisters, Dorothy Ammon, of White Oak, Marlene Stanton, of Floreffe, and Wilma Gretz, of Whitaker.

Visitation from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the HART FUNERAL HOME INC., Murrysville. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. John Baptist de la Salle Church with the Rev. James Goldberg as celebrant. Interment will follow in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont.


McKeesport Daily News December 19, 2006

DR. RAYMOND HEISER

Dr. Raymond David Heiser, Ph. D., 75, of New Florence, formerly of Blairsville, passed away Sunday, Dec. 17, 2006, at the home of his friends, Paul and Becky Boring.

He was born Feb. 16, 1931, in Glassport, a son of Michael A. and Veronica Potamro Heiser. Dr. Heiser was a member of St. Martin de Porres Roman Catholic Church (Holy Trinity Site), McKeesport. He played the violin proficiently, enjoyed the opera, trains and old movies. He attended the University of Pittsburgh and Duquesne University, where he received his doctorate degree in psychology. He worked at Torrance State Hospital, beginning as a clinical psychologist intern in 1962, and retiring on April 17, 1998, as a Psychologist III and Head Director of the Psychology Department. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

Surviving are a brother, Victor Heiser and wife, Sue, of Inverness, Fla.; two sisters, Dorothy Ellis, of North Huntingdon, and Bernice Palmiero and husband, John, of Glassport; a nephew; two nieces; four great nephews; and five great nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Shoemaker Funeral Home Inc., 49 N. Walnut St., Blairsville. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Martin de Porres Roman Catholic Church (Holy Trinity Site), McKeesport, with the Rev. Father Richard Wesoloski as celebrant. Entombment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Patients Indigent Fund, c/ o Torrance State Hospital, Torrance, PA 15779, or to a charity of one’s choice. To view the online obituary, sign the guest registry or send condolences, visit www.shoemakerfh-monuments.com.


McKeesport Daily News December 19, 2006

LAWRENCE JANCI

Lawrence R. ( Larry) Janci, 74, of Glassport, died Monday, Dec. 18, 2006, at home. Retired from the production planning department of the Irvin plant, U.S. Steel Corp., he was a member of Glassport United Methodist Church, VFW in Clairton, American Legion in North Versailles Twp., square dance groups Shirts and Skirts in Glassport and Happy Go Lucky in Dravosburg and was a U. S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

Born in Glassport, Nov. 8, 1932, he was a son of the late Andrew and Josephine Klein Janci and husband of the late Esther Patterson Janci. He is survived by sons, Lawrence Mark Janci of Glassport, Jeffery (Noreen) Janci of West Palm Beach, Fla., and John (Lois) Janci of Detroit, Mich.; grand­children, Christopher and Kaitlyn; companion, Jane Ann Byerly of Glassport; and brother, Robert Janci of North Huntingdon Twp.

Friends will be received in the Wojciechowski Funeral Home, 640 Vermont Ave., Glassport, Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Service will be offered in the funeral home Thursday at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp.


McKeesport Daily News December 21, 2006

CLARA GOLAN

Clara Golan, 95, of Glassport, died Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2006, in Kane Regional Center. She was a member of Queen of the Rosary Parish in Glassport.

Born Jan. 22, 1911, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Anna Laskowski Urbanski and wife of the late L. Walter Golan. She is survived by niece and caregiver, Joanne (Ed) Iwanowski of Glassport.

Friends will be received in the Wojciechowski Funeral Home, 640 Vermont Ave., Glassport, Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will follow in Queen of the Rosary Parish by the Rev. Casimir Kedzierski. Interment will follow in St. Mary Polish Cemetery.


Tribune Review December 28, 2006

Barbara L. Kushner

Glassport

Barbara Lynne Kushner, 65, of Glassport, died Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2006, in UPMC McKeesport.

She was born June 26, 1941, in Wilkinsburg to the late Ralph and Lillian Brendley Haas and was an LPN at UPMC Montefiore. Surviving are her husband, David H. Kushner; sons, Shawn Patrick Iman, of Indiana, Pa., and Glenn Matthew Iman, of New Alexandria; daughter, Karen Lynette Jones, of Pleasant Hills; four grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the E.C. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME INC., 235 Monongahela Ave., Glassport, where a blessing will be at 11 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Edward S. Litavec officiating. Private interment will follow in Richland Cemetery, Dravosburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association or Kidney Foundation.


Tribune Review January 1, 2007

Roberta A. Bradley CDP

Sister Roberta Adele Bradley, CDP, (formerly Sister Letitia) died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2006.

She entered religious life in 1956 from St. Cecilia Parish in Glassport. She recently celebrated her 50th year as a Sister of Divine Providence.

She earned a bachelor's degree from La Roche College and a master's degree in education from Duquesne University. She was an educator for most of her ministry, serving as a classroom teacher and administrator at several schools in the Pittsburgh Diocese (St. Sylvester, St. Basil, Providence Heights Alpha School) and for 10 years at Queen of Peace in Detroit (1975-81). She returned to Pittsburgh in 1983 and began teaching at St. Mary's in Glenshaw where she ministered for eight years (1983-91). In 1991, she was elected to the leadership team of her community and served in that position for five years (1991-96). She was principal at St. Mary of the Mount School (1996-98) in Mt. Washington, principal at Cardinal Wright Regional School (1998-2000), and resident director at Girls Hope in Baden (2000-01). She also served as associate director of Providence Heights, the Pittsburgh motherhouse of the community, from 1981 to 1983. She assumed the position of co-director again in 2002, the position she held at the time of her death.

Sister Roberta's vocation was nurtured in a faith-filled family and she was inspired by the Sisters of Divine Providence who were her teachers at St Cecilia's. In turn, she was a gentle and peaceful presence to the students in her life. As co-director of Providence Heights, her caring and compassionate style was a comfort to the retired sisters and to the staff that worked with her.

She was predeceased by her parents, John and Cecilia Pater Bradley; and a sister, Sheryl Bradley. She is survived by brothers the Very Rev. Paul J. Bradley, auxiliary bishop of Pittsburgh, and J. Francis Bradley (Lisa), of South Park; and by sisters, Mariella Bradley, RSM, Adele Strutt (Jeff), of Elizabeth, Sheila Silbaugh (John), of Beaver, Michele Bradley, of Miami, Fla., Sue Baughman (Harold), of Clairton, and 1,000 Sisters of Divine Providence and associates throughout the world.

Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Providence Heights. Funeral Mass at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Mother of Divine Providence Chapel. Memorials may be made to the Sisters of Divine Providence Ministry Fund, 9000 Babcock Blvd., Allison Park, PA 15101. Arrangements by the ANTHONY G. STAAB FUNERAL HOME INC.

News Obituary Pittsburgh Post Gazette January 2, 2007

Obituary: Sister Roberta Adele Bradley / Educator for parochial schools April 5, 1940-Dec. 30, 2006 Tuesday, January 02, 2007

By David Templeton, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

She spent a career in education, but her own life proved to be her greatest tutorial.

Sister Roberta Adele Bradley was patient, kind and gentle and never complained, even while suffering from a brain tumor. She always was grateful for others' efforts, said Sister Joan Albaugh, co-director of Providence Heights.

Sister Roberta, also a co-director of the retired sisters at Providence Heights -- headquarters of the Sisters of Divine Providence based in McCandless -- died Saturday of complications from the tumor. She was 66.

"It's a dreadful loss in terms of losing a really lovely person and a very viable person," said Sister Joan. "The way she handled her illness was evident. She didn't complain 'Why me?' She was very patient with everybody and always grateful for the services of others, even in her last moments."

Sister Roberta was Auxiliary Bishop Paul Bradley's sister. He's overseeing the Catholic Diocese in Pittsburgh until a new bishop is named and has been mentioned as a contender for that position.

At 15, Sister Roberta entered the sisterhood and celebrated her 50th year as a sister of Divine Providence in September. Sister Joan said there are about 1,000 sisters and associates in the order worldwide.

Sister Roberta received a bachelor's degree from La Roche College and a master's degree in education from Duquesne University. Over the years, she taught and served as principal and administrator in various parochial schools in the diocese, including St. Sylvester, St. Basil, the Providence Heights Alpha School, St. Mary's in Shaler and the Cardinal Wright Regional School. She also served as resident director of Girls Hope in Baden.

She spent about 10 years at Queen of Peace in Detroit in the period from 1967 to 1981, but returned to the Pittsburgh area for good in 1983.

In 1991 she was elected to a five-year term on the Provincial Council in the St. Peters Province that included Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio and Virginia. The council sets direction for the community, and her election served as a signature event in her career, Sister Joan said.

She served two stints as co-director of Providence Heights, the Pittsburgh motherhouse of the community, first from 1981 through 1983, then again in 2002. That was the position she held at the time of her death.

Surviving in addition to Auxiliary Bishop Bradley is a brother, J. Francis Bradley of South Park, and five sisters, Sister Mariella Bradley of Pittsburgh, Adele Strutt of Elizabeth, Sheila Silbaugh of Beaver, Michele Bradley of Miami, Fla., and Sue Baughman of Clairton.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today and noon to 2 p.m. tomorrow at Providence Heights, followed by a funeral Mass at 2:30 p.m. in the Mother of Divine Providence Chapel.

Memorials can be made to the Sisters of Divine Providence Ministry Fund, 9000 Babcock Blvd., Allison Park, PA 15101.

News Obituary Tribune Review January 2, 2007

Nun's familial love made her an ideal educator

Sister Roberta Bradley

Sister Roberta Bradley's parents initially didn't want their 14-year-old daughter leaving home to join the Sisters of Divine Providence. It was a trusted church pastor who convinced John and Cecilia Bradley their daughter had a special calling.

"She took her religious vows very seriously," said her sister, Sheila Silbaugh. "Her whole life was one of kindness, charity and obedience. It's a huge loss for our family, but certainly a huge loss for the community."

Sister Bradley died of a brain tumor Saturday, Dec. 30, 2006, at Providence Heights, McCandless. She was 66.

The diagnosis a month ago shocked family and friends, but Sister Bradley's calm reaction to the news of her illness was not surprising.

"She would just say, 'We can't be selfish. You have to accept things,'" said her sister, Adele Strutt. "She just said, 'I'm so blessed' every day."

Sister Bradley was the oldest of eight children and grew up in Glassport. The family attended St. Cecilia Parish.

Her brother, the Most Rev. Paul Bradley, an auxiliary bishop in the Diocese of Pittsburgh, fondly remembers her watching out for her siblings.

"She didn't try to mother me, but just had care and concern that was demonstrated to me as I was growing up," he said.

It was Sister Bradley who made sure her siblings got to school safely each day, watching for cars at intersections, her brother said.

Her caring for others later crossed into the classroom.

Sister Bradley received a bachelor's degree from La Roche College and a master's degree in education from Duquesne University. She passed on her knowledge and caring to elementary-age children.

She taught the longest at St. Mary of the Assumption School in Indiana Township, and at four other schools, including one in Detroit. Later, she became principal at St. Mary of the Mount School on Mt. Washington and Cardinal Wright Regional School on the North Side.

Then, she became co-director of Providence Heights in McCandless, remaining in that post until her death.

"She was a great teacher," said Sister Joan Coultas, the past provincial director at Providence Heights. "Her human relation skills came right from her own family. She had a heart for families. To combine that with an educational background really is a wonderful thing."

Sister Bradley had a love of arts and crafts, always filling her room with cards made by her students, nephews and nieces on occasions such as Valentine's Day and Christmas.

"Her classroom was one big family refrigerator door," said Sister Coultas.

Sister Bradley celebrated her Golden Jubilee with the order in September.

As her health declined, Sister Bradley's family gathered at Strutt's home for Christmas and then at her bedside at Providence Heights during the last week.

The family members, numbering about 25, ate and slept there, and Bishop Bradley celebrated Mass in her room.

Sister Bradley always helped to decorate the chapel for Christmas, but this season was unable to participate.

"We wheeled her whole bed into the chapel so she could see everything," Sister Coultas said. "She really just wanted to go in and say a few prayers, but she wanted to see the decorations, too."

Sister Bradley is survived by two brothers, the Most Rev. Paul Bradley and J. Francis Bradley, of South Park; and five sisters, Sister Mariella Bradley, of Pine; Adele Strutt, of Elizabeth Township; Sheila Silbaugh, of Chippewa, Beaver County; Michele Bradley, of Miami; and Sue Baughman, of Clairton.

She was predeceased by her parents and a sister, Sheryl Bradley.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Providence Heights. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Mother of Divine Providence Chapel.


McKeesport Daily News January 2, 2007

MARY KOLTISKA

Mary A. Koltiska, 82, of Port Vue, died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2006.

She was the daughter of the late Anthony and the late Susanna (Ferjanc) Tison. Wife of the late John G. Koltiska. Mother of Donna M. (David) Bekavac of Coppell, TX, Audrey Koltiska of Selinsgrove and Judith A. Koltiska of Port Vue; Grandmother of Jeffrey, Katie and Megan Bekavac; Sister of Irene Gaydos of Elizabeth, Frank Tison of West Mifflin, Al Tison of Glassport, Vince Tison of Glassport and Bernard Tison of North Versailles. She was preceded in death by sisters, Agnes Moranelli and Sister Elvira Tison and brothers, Dominic Tison and Joe Tison. She was a member of St. Mark Parish in Port Vue.

Friends received in the Wojciechowski Funeral Home, 640 Vermont Ave., Glassport, Tuesday from 1 to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Mark Church in Liberty. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Port Vue.


McKeesport Daily News January 5, 2007

ANNA MILAS

Anna May Milas, 72, of Clairton, died January 4, 2007, at the UPMC McKeesport Hospital. She was born April 8, 1934, in Glassport to the late William and Matilda Schear Godfrey.

Mrs. Milas was a former cook at the LePensione Nursing Home in Wilson, a volunteer for Oak Hollow Community Ctr. in North Huntingdon, former board member for the Wilson Civic Association and an avid bingo player.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Brimacombe; and a brother, Russell Godfrey. Survivors include a daughter, Lisa ( Fred) Galzerano of Ashburn, VA; a son, Thomas Milas; two brothers, Howard (Emma Jean) Godfrey of Clairton and George ( Mary Ann) Godfrey; grandchildren, Fred, Nicholas and Emily; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received Sun., Jan. 7, 2007, from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. at the S.M. Finney Funeral Home, Inc., 432 North Sixth Street, Clairton. Catholic Prayer service will be held 10 a.m. Monday from the funeral home. Interment will follow in Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp.


McKeesport Daily News January 8, 2007

ANTOINETTE EVANS

Antoinette M. Evans, 68, of Glassport, died Friday, Jan. 5, 2007, at home.

Born May 13, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Margaret Klein Gabauer. Wife of the late Howard E. Evans, she is survived by daughter, Chrystal L. Homa of Port Vue; sons, Howard E. Evans of Glassport and Kevin H. Evans of West Palm Beach, Fla.; five grandchildren and four great grandchildren; sisters, Patricia Saari in Florida and Judith King of Glassport; and brothers, Thomas and Richard Gabauer in South Carolina.

Friends will be received in the Wojciechowski Funeral Home, 640 Vermont Ave., Glassport, Tuesday from 6 p.m. until the hour of service there at 8:30.


McKeesport Daily News January 9, 2007

MARY SMITH

Mary F. Spyra Smith, 43, of Glassport, died Monday, January 8, 2007, in UPMC McKeesport.

She was born December 6, 1963, in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Theresa Spyra. After the death of her mother, Mary was raised by Viola W. Steffan Greenawald of Elizabeth Twp. and the late Theodore F. Greenawald who died June 18, 2006.

She was a member of St. Patrick Church, Christy Park, and was a 1984 graduate of Elizabeth Forward High School. She had formerly worked for Giant Eagle in North Versailles.

In addition to Mrs. Greenawald, she is survived by a daughter, Marie Lynn Smith of Turtle Creek; brothers, Kenneth J. Greenawald of San Diego, CA, Eugene Spyra of McKeesport, Eric Usselman of Pittsburgh; sisters, Donna S. Greenawald of Elizabeth Twp., Lorraine K. Murray of Orlando, FL, Terry (Mark) Stefanko of Elizabeth Twp.; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends are welcome Wednesday from 2- 4 and 7- 9 p. m. at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the St. Patrick Church on Thursday, January 11, 2007, at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Vincent P. Velas offi­ciating. Interment will be in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp.


McKeesport Daily News January 11, 2007

SARAH GEPHART

Sarah Jane Gephart, 70, of Greenock, died Wednesday, January 10, 2007, at Forbes Hospice, Pittsburgh. She was a member of Greenock United Methodist Church, Coulter Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary, UPMC McKeesport Golden Key Club, St. Martin de Pores Seniors and EBS Card Club.

Born January 11, 1936, in Glassport, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Clara Wilding Walmsley. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Clifford A. Gephart Sr.; sons, Clifford A. ( Theresa) Gephart Jr. of Greenock and Duane (Kathy) Gephart of Mount Vernon; daughters, Brenda ( Craig) Eckert of North Huntingdon and Hope (Dave) Gess of Greenock; sister, Clara (Robert) Bargar of Lincoln Place; eight grandchildren, Clifford A. Gephart III, Matthew A., Brad A. and Natalie M. Gephart, Cheryl and Amber Eckert and Katie and Austin Gess; nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received Thursday from 6- 9 p. m. and Friday from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 Second Street, Elizabeth. Funeral services will be offered in the funeral home chapel Saturday, January 13, 2007, at noon by Dr. James A. Durlesser. Interment will be in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp.


McKeesport Daily News January 11, 2007

JOSEPH PETRAS

Joseph J. Petras, 77, of Glassport, died Tue., Jan. 9, 2007, at his home. He was born April 7, 1929, in Glassport to the late Andrew and Elizabeth Jambor Petras. Mr. Petras was a retired steelworker for U. S. Steel/ National Tube of McKeesport and was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict. Also, he was a member of St. Martin de Porres Parish of McKeesport, a member of the Jednota Lodge and the American Legion Post 443 of Glassport.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Andy and Paul Petras. Survivors include his wife, Mary A. Stiffler Petras; daughters, Joanne Gribschaw of North Huntingdon and Elizabeth Miller of Mars; a son, Stephen Petras of North Huntingdon; and seven grandchildren.

The family will receive friends Fri., Jan. 12, 2007, from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. at the E.C. Finney Funeral Home Inc., 235 Monongahela Ave., Glassport. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 12 noon at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, McKeesport. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Port Vue.


McKeesport Daily News January 12, 2007

COL. JOHN TRAGESSER II

Col. USAR Ret. John Nicholas Tragesser II, 66, of Palm City, Florida, passed away on December 23, 2006, at home under the care of his wife, Anita Tragesser and Treasure Coast Hospice of Martin County.

Son of John and Gladys Tragesser; brother of Eileen Johnson and Cassandra Tragesser; father of sons with his first wife, Suzanne Loewus Tragesser, Erik and John Tragesser; husband of Anita Tragesser; grandfather to Nicholas IV, Kevin and Allyson Tragesser.

Nick was originally from Glassport and enlisted in the Army where he was selected for the officer can­didate flight training program and retired as a highly decorated Colonel (1960­1988) and brought his expertise in weapons guidance and sighting systems to a second career at Litton Laser Systems as a Project Manager before retiring to Palm City, Florida.

There will be a military full honor interment at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. The interment date and time will be posted on www.tragworks.com as it becomes available.


Tribune Review January 14, 2007

Sister Juliann Killmeyer CDP

Allison Park

Sister Juliann Killmeyer, CDP, died Friday, Jan. 12, 2007. Sister Juliann, formerly Sister Herman Joseph, entered religious life in 1932 from St. Martin Parish in the West End of Pittsburgh. She earned a bachelor's degree in education from Duquesne University and ministered as an educator for 62 years, teaching elementary students for 56 years and serving as a principal for six years. After several years away from Pittsburgh at St. Joseph School in Dover, Ohio (1937-40) and St. Alphonsus School in Wheeling, W.Va. (1940-42), she returned and taught in schools throughout the Diocese of Pittsburgh, including St. Cecilia, Glassport (1943-46); St. Norbert, Overbrook (1946-52, 1963-79); Holy Trinity, Pittsburgh (1952-55); St. Mary, Ford City (1957-63); and St. Basil, Carrick (1979-92). She taught at St. Sylvester's in Brentwood for one year (1992) and then remained on staff as a fundraiser volunteer until 2001. She retired to Providence Heights in 2002.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Julia Hess Killmeyer; and siblings, Joseph, Marie, William, Francis and Raymond. Surviving are nieces and nephews and 1,000 Sisters of Divine Providence and associates throughout the world.

Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and from noon until 3 p.m. Monday at Providence Heights. Funeral Mass at 3:30 p.m. Monday in the Mother of Divine Providence Chapel. Arrangements by ANTHONY G. STAAB FUNERAL HOME INC., Elliott. Memorials may be made to the Sisters of Divine Providence Ministry Fund, 9000 Babcock Blvd., Allison Park, PA 15101.


Tribune Review January 15, 2007

Linda J. Yenke

Greenock

Linda J. Yenke, 66, of Greenock, died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007. She was born Sept. 22, 1940, in Glassport, and was the daughter of the late Harry and Lena Lodico Furman. She was a member of the Mt. Vernon Community Presbyterian Church and was retired from Mt. Vernon of Elizabeth Assisted Living.

She is survived by a daughter, Robin (Rick) Oprosky, of Elizabeth Township; brother, Harry (Ellen) Furman, of Oshkosh, Wis.; grandchildren, Shannon and Shane Oprosky, of Elizabeth Township; and a niece and nephew.

Friends are welcome from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday and 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the GILBERT FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 6028 Smithfield St., Boston, Elizabeth Township. Service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. William K. Little officiating. Entombment will follow at the Jefferson Memorial Park mausoleum, Pleasant Hills.


McKeesport Daily News January 15, 2007

JAMES SCURFIELD

James H. Scurfield, 75, of Glassport, formerly of Clairton, died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007, in Baldwin Health Center, Baldwin. A retired lab technician from Eastman Kodak, formerly of Hercules/PICCO, in West Elizabeth, he was a former member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish in Clairton, Clairton (Wilson) V.F.W. Post 403, Glassport American Legion Post 443 and Glassport Senior Citizens and was formerly involved with all aspects of Clairton Junior Baseball. He served as a private first class with the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.

Born April 4, 1931, in Clairton, he was a son of the late Ruben Elmer and Margaret Donnelly Scurfield and husband of the late Lois Michaels Scurfield who died May 19, 1983. He is survived by sons, James (Geralyn) Scurfield of Elizabeth Twp. and Richard Scurfield, with whom he resided; grandchildren, Matthew, Adrienne, Daniel and Abigail; brothers, Thomas Scurfield of Pasadena, Calif., and Hugh Scurfield of Clairton; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Janet Scurfield; and brothers, Joseph “Babe” and Elmer “Bus” Scurfield.

Friends will be received in the A.J. Bekavac Funeral Home, 555 Fifth St., Clairton, Tuesday from 1-4 and 6 p.m. until the hour of service there at 8. Memorial contributions may be made to Glassport Senior Citizens, Glassport EMS or Clairton (Wilson) V.F.W. Post 803.


McKeesport Daily News January 16, 2007

MATTHEW MAURER

Matthew Maurer, age 83, of West Mifflin, died on January 15, 2007.

Beloved husband of Julia (Soltis); loving father of Dennis and Sharon Maurer and the late Daryl Maurer; brother of the late Evelyn Turkall; grandfather of Aaron and Adam; great grandfather of Addy.

Matthew was a WWII Navy veteran, where he served on the USS Makassar Strait, an aircraft carrier in the American South Pacific Theatre, on which he was a tail gunner and torpedo bomber in Formosa, Okinawa and Iwo Jima. Matthew was a member of VFW Post 803 and Post 443, a past member of the West Mifflin planning commission and zoning hearing board, a former little league coach, and an usher at Holy Spirit Church. Matthew worked in the data processing department at Copperweld until his retirement in 1982. After leaving the company he stayed on at the Credit Union, serving as the Treasurer and then President.

Visitation will be Wednesday 7-9 p.m. and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home, Inc., 301 Curry Hollow Road, Pleasant Hills. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, 10 a.m., in Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Old Elizabeth Road, West Mifflin. Entombment Jefferson Memorial Park.


McKeesport Daily News January 17, 2007

IRENE KELECAVA

Irene Regina Kelecava, 79, of Elizabeth Twp., formerly of Glassport, passed away peacefully and lovingly, surrounded by her daughters, sons, grandchildren and extended family and friends on Monday, January 15, 2007.

A loving mother, devoted grandmother and great grandmother and giving friend, she was born April 15, 1927, in Perryopolis and was the daughter of the late John and Anna Krajnak Timko. She was the wife of the late John R. Pastor and Lou Kelecava. She was a member of St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, McKeesport, and was also a member of St. Cyril Methodius there. She was a retired cook for Berto’s Restaurant, the Little Tavern, Fisher Body, Pete’s Bar and Restaurant and the R & W Bar and Restaurant.

She is survived by sons, John Pastor and Gregory L. (Lorene) Pastor of Elizabeth Twp.; daughters, Adrienne (Joe) Dusi of Clairton, Coleen (John) McCay of Port Vue, Maureen (Ricky) Bean of Forward Twp. and Barb (Eric) Lundberg of Liberty Boro; grandchildren, Travis (April), Dane and Darienne Dusi, Rachael and Colin Pastor, John (Lisa), Luke (Erin) and Lacey McCay, Brittany and Matt Bean, Jake and Kodi Lundberg; great grandson, Aiden McCay; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by daughters, Louanne, Marie and Barbara Ann Kelecava. A celebration of her life ser­vice with family and friends will be private. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, Perryopolis, to be announced at a later date. Arrangements are by the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township.


Tribune Review January 19, 2007

Lawrence Raisner Jr.

Glassport

Lawrence "Larry" Leonard Raisner Jr., 52, from Glassport, died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2007, in Mt. Pleasant. He was born Nov. 1, 1954, in McKeesport and spent all of his life in the Glassport area. He was employed as the postmaster at the Mt. Pleasant Post Office for the past 15 years.

He was the son of Lawrence L. Raisner Sr., who died in 1992, and Mary (Popovich) Raisner, of Glassport. In addition to his mother, he is survived by many aunts and cousins.

Friends received from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the E.C. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME INC., 235 Monongahela Ave., Glassport. A prayer service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. A Divine Liturgy of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, McKeesport. The Rev. Father Donald J. Voss will officiate. Entombment in New St. Joseph Cemetery mausoleum, North Versailles.


McKeesport Daily News January 22, 2007

STANLEY LYKOWSKI

Stanley I. “ Fritz” Lykowski, 75, of Glassport, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2007, in Kane Regional Center, McKeesport. A retired pipe inspector from the National plant, U.S. Steel Corp., he was a member of Queen of the Rosary Parish, Polish National Alliance and American Legion Post, all in Glassport and was a U.S. Army veteran.

Born in McKeesport, July 12, 1931, he was a son of the late Ignatius and Maryann Walczak Lykowski. He is survived by a sister, Gertrude Arbaczewski and Gerry M. Lykowski of Glassport; brother, Thomas E. (Mary Lou) Lykowski of West Mifflin; nieces and nephews and a great niece. He was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Golembiewski.

Friends will be received Tuesday from 2 to 8 p.m. in the Wojciechowski Funeral Home, 640 Vermont Ave., Glassport. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Queen of the Rosary Church by the Rev. Casimir Kedzierski. Interment will be in St. Mary Cemetery, White Oak.


Tribune Review January 25, 2007

Mildred C. Walters

North Huntingdon Formerly of Rancho Palos Verdes

Mildred C. Walters, 69, of North Huntingdon, formerly of Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2007, in Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh.

She was born Jan. 5, 1938, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late John and Josephine Walker Ditter. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Russell W. Walters. She is survived by two sons, B. Scott and his wife, Christa, of Ontario, Calif., and Chris and his wife, Vicki, of Laguna Hills, Calif.; a daughter, Carrie Walters Lifshitz and her husband, Jonathan, of Lexington, Ky.; eight grandchildren, Andrea, Renee, Tyler, Blake, Grant, Dylan, Chase and Colin; a sister, Shirley Svetz, of Wintersprings, Fla.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the JAMES W. SHIRLEY FUNERAL HOME INC., Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. A blessing service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in the funeral home followed by interment in Jefferson Memorial Park.


McKeesport Daily News January 27, 2007

MARTHA CODDINGTON

Martha A. Coddington, 84, of Glassport, died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2007, in Jefferson Regional Medical Center.

Born in Pittsburgh, Sept. 3, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Elmer and Elizabeth Scherer Finnigan and wife of the late Schuyler F. Coddington. She is survived by son, Schuyler Coddington Jr. of Glassport; daughters, Anna Yeager, Elsie Wiggins, Martha Jane Mendez, Mathilda Yeager and Linda Coddington, all of Glassport, Gloria Brown of Boston, Pa., Nancy Andreoli of Versailles and Mary Arndt of McKees Rocks; 34 grandchildren, 56 great grandchildren and 13 great great grandchildren; and sister, Mary Sroczynski of Pittsburgh. She was preced­ed in death by son, William Coddington; granddaughter, Paulette Yeager Farally; brothers and sisters.

Friends will be received Sunday from 2-4 and 7­9 p.m. in the Wojciechowski Funeral Home, 640 Vermont Ave., Glassport. Service will be conducted there Monday at 11 a.m. by the Rev. Thomas Carr. Interment will be in McKeesport and Versailles Cemetery.


McKeesport Daily News January 31, 2007

ERNEST GERACITANO

Ernest “ Ernie” Geracitano, 86, of Liberty Borough, died January 30, 2007, at John J. Kane Regional Center, McKeesport.

Born May 20, 1920, in Caulonia, Italy, he was the son of the late Joseph and Mary Geracitano and the husband of Anna Mae Tokarsky Dujmic Geracitano.

Mr. Geracitano was a past employee of Menzie Dairy in Christy Park and McKeesport Hospital. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ in Glassport. A U.S. veteran, Mr. Geracitano served in the U.S. Army during WWII.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by sisters, Sylvia Curry of Gilbert, AZ, Jean Sanutelli of Glassport and Lydia Picciuto of Lindsay, CA; brother, Matthew of Glassport; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Catherine Carnival.

Visitation will be Saturday from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Willig Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 220 Ninth Ave., McKeesport, Chris Odasso, funeral director. Funeral service will be on Monday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with Minister David Nolfi officiating and Minister Lou Hutsko assisting with the service. Interment will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth.


McKeesport Daily News January 31, 2007

SID MENDLOWITZ

Sid Mendlowitz, 77, of Glassport, died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2007, in UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh. Self-employed and owner of Sidmund Mendlowitz Trucking and Lou Ron Truck Rentals, he was a life member of the Glassport Citizens Hose Co. Volunteer Fire Co. and was the voted Man of the Year by the Glassport Lions Club. He was very active in the community and he donated fire trucks to Glassport and Lincoln fire halls.

Born in Glassport, June 12, 1929, he was the son of the late Louis and Esther Mendlowitz and husband of the late Beverly Jacobs Mendlowitz. He is survived by daughters, Ronna (Michael) Dadey of Glassport and Lisa (Ken) Sheridan of Lincoln; son, Lee (Betsy) Mendlowitz of Glassport; grandchildren, Brad Mendlowitz, Lucas Dadey and Jared Dadey, all of Glassport; sister, Florence Neft of Lauderhill, Fla.; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by son, Lewis Mendlowitz.

Friends will be received in Striffler’s of White Oak Cremation & Mortuary Services Inc., 1100 Lincoln Way, Thursday from 1 p.m. until the hour of service in the chapel there at 2 p.m. with Rabbi Irvin I. Chinn officiating. Interment will follow in Temple B’nai Cemetery.


Tribune Review February 1, 2007

Madalen C. Minydzak

West Mifflin

Madalen C. (Como) Minydzak, of West Mifflin, died accidentally on her 65th birthday, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2007. Madalen was a 1963 graduate of Seton Hill University and later received her master's degree from Millersville University. She was a retired French teacher from the Duquesne schools and in retirement enjoyed working with her daughter who own's Paula's Seamstress Shop in The Village, West Mifflin. Madalen was an active member of the Seton Hill University Alumni Association.

Beloved wife of Peter J. Minydzak for 41 years. Loving mother of Patty Molnar (Jim), Paula Minydzak and Judy Pankuch (Joseph), of West Mifflin, and Tom, of Glassport. Proud grandmother of P.J. Molnar. Sister of Vincentina Simak, of McKeesport, and the late Joseph Como.

Friends welcome from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, 700 Linden Ave., East Pittsburgh, 412-824-8800, where a Panachida will be prayed at 3 p.m. Friday. Divine Liturgy will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Mary Byzantine Church, East Pittsburgh.


McKeesport Daily News February 2, 2007

HELEN PRIBONIC

Helen Pribonic, 88, of Port Vue, died January 31, 2007.

Born October 10, 1918, in Glassport, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Anna Rodinecz Hado. Wife of the late Edward Pribonic. She is survived by her son, Edward M. ( Andrea) Pribonic of Seal Beach, CA; daughters, Edwina (the late Richard) Kablach of Pittsburgh, Janice ( Emil) Svercek of Mill Run; brother, Michael Hado of Houston, TX; sisters, Ann Pyecha and Mary Hurray, both of Monaca. Six grandchildren, Carolyn, Scott, Leah, Rebecca, Kevin and Christopher; four great grandchildren.

Friends received Strifflers’ of Port Vue Saturday from 2-4 and 6-8 and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. (No evening visitation). Divine Liturgy of Christian Burial Monday 1 p. m. in St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church with Fr. Voss and Fr. Pribonic concelebrat­ing. Burial will follow in St. Nicholas Cemetery.


McKeesport Daily News February 2, 2007

MARGARET RESKO

Margaret Resko, 80, of Glassport, died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2007, in UPMC McKeesport. She was a member of St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church in McKeesport.

Born in Glassport, Feb. 20, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Kathryn Stragand Saire. She is survived by her husband, Joseph P. Resko; daughters, Carole ( Jim) Liebel of Glassport and Kathy ( Ronald) Dolinar of Liberty; son, Joe Resko of Glassport; daughter-in­law, Rosemary Resko of Glassport; grandchildren, Joe Resko, Holly Gordon, Amy Larcinese, Ashley Resko and Kelly Resko; great grandchildren, Mikayla, Kailey and Madison; and brothers, John Saire of White Oak, George Saire of Cleveland, Ohio, Ronald Saire in California state and Thomas Saire of West Mifflin. She was preceded in death by a son, Donald Resko; and brother, Peter Saire.

Friends will be received Sunday from 2 to 7 p.m. in the Wojciechowski Funeral Home, 640 Vermont Ave., Glassport. Panachida will be offered there Sunday at 3 p. m. Prayers will be offered Monday at 9:30 a.m. in the funeral home followed by a Divine Funeral Liturgy at 10:30 in St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church with the Rev. Donald Voss as celebrant. Entombment will be in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills.


McKeesport Daily News February 3, 2007

CAROL PAZUCHANICS

Carol Ann Pazuchanics, 65, of Glassport, died Friday, Feb. 2, 2007, in Forbes Hospice. A former salesperson for K- Mart, she was a member of St. Michael Orthodox Church in McKeesport, Zion Lutheran Church Quilter’s Club, a volunteer with the McKeesport Meals on Wheels, and member of the Jefferson Hospital Cancer Support Group, Shirts and Skirts Square Dance Club and the Clairton Craft Class.

Born in Glassport, Nov. 9, 1941, she was a daughter of the late George and Anna Handra Huntey. She is survived by her husband, Michael J. Pazuchanics; daughter, Patricia (Oliver) DePoe of Baldwin; sons, Michael G. ( Susan) Pazuchanics of Peters Twp. and David J. ( Denice) Pazuchanics of Whitehall; grandchildren, Rebecca, Alexander, Emile, Nicholas, Michael and Kathryn. She was preceded in death by a sister, Patsy Lee Huntey.

Friends will be received Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the Wojciechowski Funeral Home, 640 Vermont Ave., Glassport. Panachida will be offered there Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. On Wednesday at 10 a.m., Panachida will be offered in the funeral home followed by Funeral Service at 10:30 a.m. in St. Michael Orthodox Church with the Rev. George Patrick officiating. Interment will be in McKeesport and Versailles Cemetery. The family has suggested memorial contributions to the Allegheny General Hospital Cancer Unit or the McKeesport Meals on Wheels.


McKeesport Daily News February 3, 2007

MARY TRBOVICH

Mary K. Trbovich of Glassport died Friday, Feb. 2, 2007, in UPMC McKeesport. A retired meat wrapper from Thorofare Supermarket, she was a member of St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in McKeesport.

Born in Czechoslovakia, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Mary Kovac and wife of the late Milan Trbovich. She is survived by a son, Milan Kenneth Trbovich of Jefferson Hills; daughter, Aleta Spallone of Glassport; son, Dean M. Trbovich of Glassport; grandchildren, Mark ( Holly) Spallone, Brian (Sue) Spallone; great grandchildren, Gavin and Rachael; brother, Michael Kovac of White Oak; sisters, Betty Nagy of White Oak and Helen Gefert of Glassport; nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister, Ann Walicuria.

Friends will be received Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the Wojciechowski Funeral Home, 640 Vermont Ave., Glassport. A funeral blessing will be offered there Monday at 11 a.m. followed by Burial Service at 11:30 a.m. in St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church with the Very Rev. Stevan Rocknage officiating. Interment will be in Jefferson Memorial Park.


McKeesport Daily News February 6, 2007

GEORGE DOAK

George E. Doak, 79 of Elizabeth Township died peacefully at home on Monday, Feb. 5, 2007. He was born June 15, 1927 in Carnegie to the late Worthy E. and Margaret Bradley Doak and was a 1946 graduate of Glassport High School.

He retired as the manager of Southwest District of Bell Telephone after 37 years of service and afterwards worked as a starter at Butler’s Golf Course. A member and elder of Mt. Vernon Community Presbyterian Church, he served on the board of directors of Long Run Children’s Learning Center and Mt. Vernon Cemetery. George was a 50-year member of F & AM Lodge 583, a life mem­ber of the Bell Pioneers, belonged to the Academy of Model Aeronautics and the Mon Valley Radio Control Club. He was a World War II veteran.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Joanne Neel Doak; daughters, Cheryl Rose and her husband Ronald of South Fayette, Barbara Pohodich and her husband Emil of Bethel Park and Linda G. Doak of Elizabeth Township. He is the grand­father of Amy and Kristy Pohodich, Joshua Weitzel and the late Bethany Lynn Pohodich. Brother of Margaret Gallousis of Cortland, Ohio and Sandra Brady of West Mifflin and the late James Robert Doak; also nieces and nephews.

Friends received at the Daniel F. Bekavac Funeral Home, 4504 Walnut St., Versailles Boro, PA. ( 412/ 678­3454) on Tuesday (7-9) and Wednesday (2-4) (7-9). Funeral services Thursday at 11 a.m. in Mt. Vernon Community Presbyterian Church, Elizabeth Township. Interment to follow in Mt. Vernon Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the church, 2200 Buena Vista Road, McKeesport, PA 15135, or to Long Run Children’s Learning Center, 1109 Long Run Road, McKeesport, PA 15131, or American Lung Association, 11676 Perry Hwy., Suite 2104, Wexford, PA 15090.


McKeesport Daily News February 6, 2007

DOROTHY KLOCEK

Dorothy E. ( Germak) Klocek, age 83, of West Homestead on February 4, 2007.

Beloved wife of 56 years to Stanley J. Klocek. Mother of Thomas ( Francine) of Munhall, James of Munhall, Stanley Jr. (Linda) of Murrysville, Robert ( Leslie) of Penn Hills, Barbara ( Klocek) Panaia (Joseph) of Munhall and daughter-in-law, Lisa ( Cox) Klocek of West Homestead. Grandmother of James, Jill, David, Francesca, Ali, Natalie and Angela Klocek. Daughter of the late Anna and George Germak of Glassport. Aunt to Judy ( Mike) Kavulic, Walter (Kathy) Klocek and Michelle ( Dale) Spirnak.

Friends received at the William R. Welsh Funeral Home, 309 East 10th Avenue, Homestead, on Tuesday and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, 10 a.m., at St. Mary Church of St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish.


McKeesport Daily News February 12, 2007

DOROTHY LOKMER

Dorothy V. Lokmer, age 79, of Port Vue died February 10, 2007, at UPMC McKeesport where she passed peacefully surrounded by her loving family.

Born May 4, 1927, in McKeesport. She was the daughter of the late George and Victoria Witt-Balinski Wygonic. She was a homemaker and graduate of McKeesport High School and the Douglas Business Institute. She worked as a glass engraver for The Glass House in Glassport creating beautiful glassware for the Tiffan Co. Wife of the late Rudolph V. Lokmer for 55 years. She is survived by her daughter, Victoria ( Thomas) Maduskuie of Wilmington, DE; brothers, Walter Wygonic of Port Vue and Stanley Wygonic of Elizabeth; grandchildren, Brian, Mike and Andrew Maduskuie of Wilmington, DE, and Brittany Hettler of Jacksonville, FL. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Kathleen Hettler; brother, Edward; and sisters, Eleanor, Helen and Victoria.

Friends received Striffler’s of Port Vue, Monday 2­4 and 6-8 p.m. Services will be held on Tuesday at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph Worship Site in Port Vue with Fr. Gerald Mikonis officiating. Burial in St. Mary Polish Cemetery. Remembrances to the American Cancer Association, 320 Bilmar Drive, Pgh., 15205, or to St. Mark Parish Food Bank, 1101 Romine Ave., Port Vue, 15133.


McKeesport Daily News February 12, 2007

KENNETH MEYER

Kenneth W. Meyer, age 85, of Somerset, died February 10, 2007, at the Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.

Born November 9, 1921, in Baldwin Boro and formerly of North Versailles Twp. and Hazelwood. He was the son of the late Charles and Anna Nevin Meyer.

He was a retired machine operator at Copperweld Steel Mill in Glassport. Kenneth is survived by two sons, Kenneth W. Meyer Jr. of Trafford and John W. Meyer of Somerset; sister, Emma Coll of McKeesport; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jane Hirling Meyer; and daughter, Betty Lou Ward.

Friends received Striffler’s of White Oak Cremation & Mortuary Services Inc., 1100 Lincoln Way, on Monday from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Services will be held at the funeral home chapel on Wed. at 10 a.m. with Pastor Charles Owston officiating. Burial to follow.


McKeesport Daily News February 12, 2007

FRANCES NAYLOR

Frances L. Naylor, 79, of Glassport, died Friday, Feb. 9, 2007, in South Hills Regional Health System. A cab and school bus driver, she was a member of Glassport Assembly of God Church.

Born in Glassport, June 10, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Mary Hilderbrand Case and wife of the late Thomas Naylor. She is survived by sons, Thomas S. and Harry M. Naylor of Glassport and Gerald F. Naylor of Versailles; daughters, Patsy Swink of East McKeesport, Val Massie in Washington state and Leona Warman of West Newton; 27 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren; sister, Marie Castor of Glassport; and brothers, Ronald Case of McKeesport and Bruce Case in Nevada. She was preceded in death by a son, Robert Naylor.

Friends will be received Monday from 4-8 p. m. in the Wojciechowski Funeral Home, 640 Vermont Ave., Glassport. Service will be conducted there Tuesday at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park, North Huntingdon Twp.


McKeesport Daily News February 14, 2007

FRANK DeCARLO

Frank “Smokey” DeCarlo, 80, of Clairton, died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2007, in UPMC McKeesport.

Retired proprietor of Central Auto in Clairton, he was a Navy veteran of World War II and member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish in Clairton.

Born in Glassport, March 24, 1926, he was a son of the late Frank and Rosaria Rossi DeCarlo. He is survived by his wife, Gloria R. (Gobbie) DeCarlo; brother, Anthony (Pat) DeCarlo of Elizabeth Twp.; sisters, Elizabeth Vanscoy and Mary Nolfi of Glassport and Rose Marchelletta of Sun Lakes, Ariz.

Friends will be received Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the A.J. Bekavac Funeral Home, 555 Fifth St., Clairton. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, Feb. 17, 2007, at 10:30 a.m. in St. Paulinus Church of St. Clare of Assisi Parish in Clairton. Interment will be in St. Clare Cemetery, Clairton.


McKeesport Daily News February 16, 2007

TED WINKLER

Ted Ray Winkler, 75, of McKeesport, died there Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2007, in Riverside Nursing Center Inc. A former employee of the National plant, U.S. Steel Corp., with 35 years of service, he was an Army veteran of the Korean War and member of the Glassport American Legion Post, McKeesport Amvets, Boston Veterans Club and Polish National Alliance.

Born in McKeesport, June 9, 1931, he was the son of the late Leonard and Myrtle Miller Siegel and husband of the late Mary Sue Merritt Winkler. He is survived by sons, Mark (Victoria) Winkler of Pittsburgh and Kevin M. Winkler of Birdsboro; brothers, George Winkler of Punta Corda, Fla., Bill Winkler of Green Valley and Bud Winkler of Royal Oaks, Mich.; and loved by many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Friends will be received in Strifflers’ of Dravosburg­ West Mifflin, Sunday noon-4 p.m. with services to follow. Military ser vice directly after funeral services. Burial to follow. Remembrances may be made to the American Cancer Society.


McKeesport Daily News February 17, 2007

VALENTINE GOLEMBIEWSKI JR.

Valentine J. Golembiewski Jr., 76, of Glassport, died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2007, at home. Retired as a welder from U.S. Steel Corp., he was a U.S. Army veteran and member of Queen of the Rosary Parish in Glassport and Polish National Alliance.

Born Feb. 14, 1931, in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Valentine J. Sr. and Sarah Golembiewski and husband of the late Dorothy Lykowski Golembiewski. He is survived by daughters, Karen (John) Yager in Virginia and Tammi (Rich) Hatfield; grandchildren, Jeremy, Christopher and Nicholas; brother, Francis (Tish) Golembiewski of Jefferson Hills; nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received in the Wojciechowski Funeral Home, 640 Vermont Ave., Glassport, Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. in Queen of the Rosary Church by the Rev. Casimir Kedzierski. Interment will be in St. Mary Polish Cemetery, White Oak.


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