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 September 4, 2009

MICHAEL DELIMAN JR.

Michael Deliman Jr., 88, of Glassport, died Wednesday, September 2, 2009. He was the son of the late Michael and Elizabeth (Bartko) Deliman.

He was a retired machine operator for Copperweld. He was a member of St. Patrick’s Church in McKeesport and served in the U.S. Army, World War II, as a paratrooper in the 101st Airborne Division.

Husband of Margaret (Kraus) Deliman; father of Elaine Leech of Vancouver, Wash., Marjorie (William) Becker of Irwin, Jean Deliman of McKeesport, and Thomas (Jo) Deliman of Elizabeth; adoptive father of Colleen Judy of McKeesport; brother of Steve Deliman of Rostraver Township and Paul Deliman of North Huntingdon; also five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the Wojciechowski Funeral Home, 640 Vermont Ave., Glassport, Pa., 15045. A funeral Mass will be Saturday, September 5, 2009, at 10 a.m. in St. Patrick’s Church with the Rev. Velas officiating.


McKeesport Daily News September 5, 2009

JOHN JACKOWSKI JR.

John Jackowski Jr., 74, of Elizabeth Township, died Friday, September 4, 2009, in Select Specialty Hospital of McKeesport.

He was born October 5, 1934, in McKeesport, a son of the late John and Rose Stroka Jackowski.

He was a retired millwright from Copperweld in Glassport.

Surviving are his wife, Patricia Kelly Jackowski; sons John Jackowski of Virginia Beach, Va., Donald (Keri) Jackowski of Raleigh, N.C.; daughters Sherry (Carl) Bailey of North Huntingdon, Karen Ruffing of Elizabeth Township; eight grandchildren, Carl, Kayla, Nicholas, Alec, Simon, Ethan, Caroline and Daniel. Also surviving are a sister, four brothers, nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home Inc., 2703 O’Neil Boulevard, McKeesport, Pa., 15132, where a Blessing Service will be Tuesday, September 8, 2009, at 10 a.m. with Fr. Edward S. Litavec officiating. Interment will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Township.


McKeesport Daily News September 5, 2009

ROBERT YEAGER SR.

Robert G. Yeager Sr., 69, of Glassport, died Thursday, September 3, 2009.

He was the son of the late Henry and Rosie (Schady) Yeager.

He was retired from Bucyrus Erie and was the auxiliary police chief in Glassport.

Wife of Anna (Coddington) Yeager; father of Robert G. Yeager Jr., Paul F. Yeager, Vernon Yeager, all of Glassport, and Dominic Yeager of Sharpsville; brother of Thomas Yeager of McKeesport; also eight grandchildren and six great­grandchildren. He was preceded in death by brothers, sisters and nieces.

Friends will be received Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport. A funeral service will be Wednesday, September 9, 2009, at 10 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Carr. Interment following in Round Hill Cemete


McKeesport Daily News September 8, 2009

BEVERLY BUDRIS

Beverly M. Budris, 66, of Glassport, died Friday, September 4, 2009. She was the daughter of the late William and Mary (Kapuchinski) Budris.

She was a retired school teacher with the Diocese of Pittsburgh for 43 years, taught at St. Cecelia, St. Clair, Sacred Heart and St. Elizabeth; she was a member of St. Elizabeth Church in Pleasant Hills and was a graduate of Carlow University.

She is survived by her brother William B. (Karen) Budris of Indiana, Pa.; friend and companion Rachael Kuzio of Glassport; nephews Alex and Dan; cousins and “Bruiser,” also numerous students who she left her imprint on.

Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport. A funeral Mass will be Wednesday, September 9, 2009, at 10 a.m. in St. Elizabeth Church with the Rev. Dale DeNinno. Interment following in West Newton Cemetery. Memorial contributions to either St. Elizabeth Angel Fund or the Fallen Timber Animal Shelter.


McKeesport Daily News September 9, 2009

ELIZABETH NIZINSKI

Elizabeth A. (Pee Wee) Nizinski, 96, of White Oak, formerly of Glassport, died peacefully at home, Saturday, September 5, 2009.

She was the daughter of the late Andrew and Anna (Kattic) Grubic, and wife of the late Alex Nizinski.

She was a tin flopper at Christy Park where she met her husband, member of Queen of the Rosary Church, Christian Mothers and Rosary Society. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and a woman of great faith. Her claim to fame was she entered a contest for Mounds Candy Bar and won for the slogan “Indescribably Delicious.”

She was the mother of Gerry (Ray) Coleman of Liberty Borough, Jackie (Chuck) Galley of White Oak, Kathie McMahan of Syracuse, N.Y., and Alex “Sonny” (Patti) Nizinski of Claymont, Del.; sister of Bobbi Barton of California; grandmother of Raymond (Kathy), Michael (Colleen), Tracie Lee (Raudel), Suzi Lyn (Michael), Doug (Margaret), Danielle, Todd, Michael (Elizabeth) and Mark; great-grandmother of Matt, Nick, Josh, Alicia, Michael, Ryan, Victoria Rose, Joe, Liam, Sean, Ethan and Luka. She was preceded in death by brothers Thomas, Louis, Frank, Andrew and Stephan and sisters Daisy, Frances, Anna, Mary and Eva.

Friends will be received Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport. A funeral Mass will be Saturday, September 12, 2009, at 10 a.m. in Queen of the Rosary. Interment following in Calvary Cemetery.


McKeesport Daily News September 9, 2009

DOLORES PAVLECIC

Dolores M. Pavlecic, 79, of McKeesport, formerly of Glassport, died Monday, September 7, 2009.

She was the daughter of the late Stanilaus and Jennie (Kranc) Czuba. She was the wife of the late Nicholas Pavlecic.

She was a banquet server and a member of Queen of the Rosary and Christian Mother.

She was the mother of Daniel (Karen Urbanski) Pavlecic of Port Vue and Nicholas (Chris Kinkaid) Pavlecic of Versailles; sister of Diane Worley of Port Vue; grandmother of Jared, Lauren, Carly, Chad, Camryn and Connor, also nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister, Florence Brezicky, and a brother, Richard Czuba.

Friends will be received Thursday from 2 to 8 p.m. in Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport. A funeral Mass will be Friday, September 11, 2009, at 11:30 a.m. in Queen of the Rosary.


McKeesport Daily News September 9, 2009

FRANCES SHUMBOR

Frances L. Shumbor, 92, of Glassport, died Tuesday, September 8, 2009.

She was the daughter of the late Vincent and Frances (Piluk) Janeczko. She was the wife of the late Anthony Shumbor.

She was a member of Queen of the Rosary.

She was the mother of Anthony (Ellen) Shumbor of Dravosburg and David Shumbor of Tokyo, Japan; grandmother of Nicole and great-grandmother of James and Noura, also niece and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son, James Shumbor.

Friends will be received Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport. A funeral Mass will be Friday, September 11, 2009, at 10 a.m. in Queen of the Rosary. Interment following in New St. Joseph Cemetery. Memorial contributions to Bethany Hospice, 6 Parkway Center, 875 Greentree Road, Suite 100, Pittsburgh, Pa., 15220.


McKeesport Daily News September 14, 2009

LOIS HURRELL

Lois Virginia Hurrell, 79, of West Mifflin, formerly of Glassport, died Saturday, September 12, 2009, in Family Hospice’s Center for Compassionate Care in Mt. Lebanon.

She was born Lois Virginia Reed on October 28, 1929, in McKeesport, a daughter of Harrison and Ada Reed.

Lois graduated from Glassport High School in 1947, and later from the Pittsburgh Musical Institute, with a major in voice and a minor in piano. She had given private piano and voice lessons and been a substitute music teacher in the West Mifflin School District. Lois sang in church choirs for over 50 years, was a former member of William Barcey Memorial Choir, the Glassport and West Mifflin Women’s Club, the Jefferson Hills Lions Club, a volunteer at McKeesport Hospital and a former Cub Scout Den Mother.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Ruth Alhquist and Pricilla Sowa and one brother, Harrison Reed Jr. Lois is survived by her husband of 56 years, Thomas S. Hurrell; one daughter, Karen Hamerski of West Mifflin; three sons, Tim (Deborah) Hurrell of Eighty Four, Don (Renee) Hurrell of Elkton, Md., and Dean (Jean) Hurrell of Virginia Beach, Va.; eight grandchildren, Sandi, Rainna, Kristen, Lauren, Megan, Scott, Tyler and Collin; and two great-grandchildren, Abby and Kiera.

Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Stephen D. Slater Funeral Home, 1701 State Route 51, (Large), Jefferson Hills, where her funeral service will be Tuesday, September 15, 2009, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Lota Jones, from Pine Run United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in Lebanon Church Cemetery in West Mifflin. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Family Hospice, 50 Moffett Street, Pittsburgh, Pa., 15243.


McKeesport Daily News September 15, 2009

EVELYN DAUGHERTY

Evelyn Hazel Daugherty, 90, of Glassport, died Sunday, September 13, 2009, at home.

Born September 18, 1918, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Catherine (Lux) Magee and the wife of the late Charles H. Daugherty. Mrs. Daugherty was a homemaker.

She is survived by children, Charles (Bonita) of McKeesport, Shirley J. Scott of Flint, Mich., Hazel of Glassport, Betty of Glassport, Judy (Richard) DePaul of Pittsburgh, Eugene (Carol) of Derry, Kathy of McKeesport, Richard (Gladys) of McKeesport, Janet (Eberito) Frias of Glassport, Patrick of Willard, Ohio, and Kenneth (Cheryl) of Leavenworth, Kan.; 24 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; three great-great- grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by an infant son, Jimmy; sisters, Katherine Daugherty, Helen Moon, and Jean Ackerman Rodman. Family and friends will be received Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Willig Funeral Home & Cremation Services. Funeral Service will be Friday, September 18, 2009, at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow in Jeannette Memorial Park, Jeannette.


McKeesport Daily News September 16, 2009

BEATRICE PETRILLO

Beatrice “Betty” Petrillo, 88, formerly of Glassport, died Monday, September 14, 2009, in John J. Kane Regional Center, McKeesport.

Born May 29, 1921, in Lovedale, Pa., a daughter of the late Henry “Buckles” and Bessie Stirbis Bohlander. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Eugene Petrillo.

A graduate of Elizabeth High School, she was a retired secretary from Glassport Central Garage and a member of Queen of the Rosary Parish in Glassport and a former member of its Christian Mothers.

Surviving are her son David E. Petrillo of West Mifflin; grandchildren, David A. Petrillo of Liberty Borough, Denise M. Petrillo of Dale City, Va. and Dianne Petrillo of Liberty Borough; five great-grandchildren; and a niece Linda Herget of Elizabeth.

Friends will be received Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. in the Jaycox­Jaworski Funeral Home Inc., 2703 O’Neil Blvd., McKeesport, Pa., 15132. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, September 19, 2009, at 10 a.m. in Queen of the Rosary Church in Glassport. Interment will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Township.


McKeesport Daily News September 16, 2009

RICHARD PIERGROSSI

Richard Piergrossi, 60, of Glassport, died Monday, September 14, 2009.

He was the son of the late John and Pearl (Novakowski) Piergrossi. He is survived by his son Jordon Piergrossi of Phoenix, Ariz.; grandchildren, Summer, Ryan, Jasmine and Grayson; sister Terri (William) Waxtor of Washington; brother Jack Piergrossi of Jefferson Hills; also aunts, uncles and nieces. He was preceded in death by a son Jamie Heath.

Friends will be received Thursday from 2 to 9 p.m. in the Wojciechowski Funeral Home, 640 Vermont Ave., Glassport, Pa., 15045. A Funeral Mass will be Friday, September 18, 2009, at 10 a.m., in Queen of the Rosary Church with the Rev. Kedzierski. Interment following in Calvary Cemetery, Port Vue.


McKeesport Daily News September 17, 2009

ANNA PATRICK

Anna Jane Patrick, 94, of Glassport, a 30-year Glassport resident, previously of Liberty Borough, died Wednesday, September 16, 2009, in UPMC McKeesport. She was born March 2, 1915, in Clairton, daughter of the late George and Della Long Amor.

She worked in housekeeping for UPMC McKeesport from 1963 to 1982, retiring after 20 years. She was a member of Glassport Assembly of God Church.

She was the widow of the late John S. Patrick, who died in 1964. She is survived by two daughters, Sandra L. Patrick of Glassport, and Patricia L. McCarter of Ravenna, Ohio; two grandchildren, Melissa and Keith; and three great-grandchildren, Nicole, C.J., and Jaidyn. She had deceased brothers and sisters, Marie, Margaret, Helen, Bertha, George, and Carl.

Friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the E. C. Finney Funeral Home Inc., 235 Monongahela Ave., Glassport. Service will be Friday, September 18, 2009, at 2 p.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Patrick S. Pugh officiat­ing. Private burial in Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Elizabeth Township.


McKeesport Daily News September 18, 2009

JANICE SUMMERVILLE

Janice L. Summerville, 61, of Glassport, formerly of McKeesport, died Wednesday, September 16, 2009, in Riverside Care Center.

Born January 4, 1948, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Ethel M. Hurst.

Janice was a former waitress and bartender at La Romana. She was a loving mother and grandmother and is survived by children, Joe DeFelice of Glassport, Christina (Gary) Raymond of Monroe, Ga., and David (Donna) Summerville of McKeesport; grandchildren, Joseph III and Roxanne DeFelice and Aaron and Dylan Raymond; great­grandchildren, Savannah and Ivory DeFelice; sisters, Carolyn, JoAnn, Barbara, and Charlene; and nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received Saturday, September 19, 2009, from 3 p.m. until the hour of the Funeral Service at 5 p.m., in the Willig Funeral Home and Cremation Services.


Pittsburgh Post Gazette September 19, 2009

Nathan C. Miller

MILLER NATHAN C. Age 30 of Glassport formerly of Blairsville on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009.

Beloved son of Robert C. & Linda L. (Wilson) Miller, brother of Patrick R. Miller (fiancée Cheryl Fleming), grandson of Gerry & Ken Baker all of Blairsville & Betty Wilson of Homer City, nephew of Mark Miller (Mary Jo) of Blairsville, Jerry Wilson (Rhetta) of Homer City & Fred Wilson (Linda) of Cherry Tree, grandson of the late Charles R. Miller & Alfred Wilson.

Graduate of Blairsville High School and IUP. Worked as a steelworker.

Friends received Saturday 4 to 9 PM at the SHOEMAKER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 49 N Walnut St., Blairsville, PA (724-459-9115) Service Sunday 1 PM. Burial in Blairsville Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Nathan's name may be made to Irvin Works Federal Credit Union, PO Box 250, Dravosburg, PA 15034.


Tribune Review September 20, 2009

Virginia McConeghy

Glassport

Virginia (Brusick) McConeghy, 87, of Glassport, died Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009.

Loving wife of the late John McConeghy; sister of Jack Brusick, of the Elbow Room in McKeesport, and the late Catherine Erkman; daughter of the late John and Lucy Brusiek.

Virginia loved her home in Glassport. She lived a quiet life there with her husband, mother and father. The house was decorated with her crochet and macrame work and the porch was covered with flowers as long as she could care for them. She kept a bed in the living room of the that house for eight years while she cared for her mother and husband. She was pleased that a young couple live there now and appreciate the home she lived in for so many years. Some people have many titles as they go through life, Virginia's main title was simply "Aunt Ginny". Aunt Ginny was at every family event to praise and applaud and bring gifts. She gave unconditional love and that love will be greatly missed by her nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the JEFFERSON MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 301 Curry Hollow Road, Pleasant Hills, where a service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. Interment will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery.


McKeesport Daily News September 21, 2009

ELSIE FINN

Elsie Anna Finn, of Glassport, age 77, born December 18, 1931, in McKeesport, died Sunday, September 20, 2009, in UPMC McKeesport.

She resided 47 years in Glassport, previously McKeesport. She was a retired secretary from the H.L. Green Five & Ten Cent Store in McKeesport. She was a member of the Queen of the Rosary Roman Catholic Church in Glassport.

She was the daughter of the late Stephan and Anna Habina Bachisin. She is survived by her husband, William A. Finn of Glassport; two daughters, Kelly (Timothy) Hartnett of Lincoln Borough, Kathy (Steven) Derry of North Huntingdon; a son, William D. (Diane) Finn of Elizabeth; one sister, Eva Lyn (George) Cribbs of Dravosburg; six grandchildren, Megan, Maura, William, Robert, Stephanie and Anthony; two great­grandsons, Rocco and Sylar; four deceased sisters, Julia Hanko, Olga Kortz, Dorey Such, Irene Bachisin; one decease brother, Ernie Bachisin.

Friends will be received Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the E.C. Finney Funeral Home, 235 Monongahela Ave., Glassport. Funeral is Thursday, September 24, 2009, at 10 a.m. from Queen of the Rosary Roman Catholic Church with Father Casimier Kedzierski. Interment in St. Nicholas Cemetery, North Versailles.


McKeesport Daily News September 22, 2009

MICHAEL STETOR

Michael Paul “Mickey” Stetor of Glassport, 58, born January 31, 1951, of South Side of Pittsburgh, went to be with the Lord Monday, September 21, 2009, in Montefiore Hospital, Pittsburgh.

He was a 23­year Glassport resident, previously from West Mifflin. For the last 35 years he has been a steel worker/scheduler for U.S. Steel Irvin Works. He was also owner of the Red Hot Dollar and Garden Center in Glassport. He was a Vietnam Marine veteran, serving as guard in Vietnam, was a member of the Assembly of God Church, a member of the VFW Post 1810 in Brentwood, American Legion in Glassport, and a past councilman in Glassport.

He was the son of John and Anita (Auen) Stetor Sr. of West Mifflin; husband of Pam Wherry Stetor of Glassport; father of Joseph Stetor of Glassport and Rebecca, Susanna, Sarah and Kersti Stetor, all of Glassport; brother of John Stetor of McKeesport, Bob (Elaine) Stetor of Nottingham, Chuck (Lisa) Stetor of West Mifflin, Randy Stetor of Upper St. Clair, Cheryl (Doug) Biddle of Pleasant Hills and Robyn Clark of Morrow, Ohio, and many nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in E.C. Finney Funeral Home, 235 Monongahela Ave., Glassport. Funeral is Thursday, September 24, 2009, at 1 p.m. in the funeral home. Interment in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park, North Huntingdon.


McKeesport Daily News October 2, 2009

KEVIN VICTOR

Kevin John Victor, 40 of Glassport, passed away Thursday, September 23, 2009, in Jefferson Regional Hospital.

He was born September 12, 1969, in McKeesport, the son of the late John and Susan Adamcik Victor. He is survived by his loving son Kevin J. Victor Jr. of Port Vue and sisters, Julianna Victor and Lesley Victor (Kevin) Morrow, both of Glassport. He is also survived by aunts Mary Ann and Rose Adamcik; an uncle John Adamcik and a niece Kayla Morrow and many friends.

No visitation or services will be held. A memorial gathering for Kevin will be Sunday, October 4, 2009, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Glassport No. 1 Fire Hall, 525 Allegheny Ave., Glassport, Pa. Funeral arrangement were entrusted to the William H. Craig Funeral Home Inc., 3000 Versailles Ave., McKeesport, Pa.


McKeesport Daily News October 3, 2009

EDWIN WITKOWSKI

Edwin F. Witkowski, 89, of Port Vue, died Friday, October 1, 2009. He was the son of the late Andrew and Veronica Witkowski.

He was a retired florist, owning his own business, as well as worked for Port Vue Florist and Breitinger Florist. He was a Port Vue fireman, a member of the American Legion in Port Vue and was a member of St. Martin de Porres. He also served in the U.S Army in World War II.

He is survived by his wife Elizabeth (Maharik) Witkowski; son Charles (Janice) Witkowski of Cranberry; daughter Veronica (Roy) Geiselhart of North Augusta, S.C.; grandchildren Sarah (Andy) Yount and Daniel Witkowski.

Friends will be received Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the Wojciechowski Funeral Home, 640 Vermont Ave., Glassport, Pa., 15045, 412-672-6388. A Funeral Mass will be Monday, October 5, 2009, at 10 a.m. in the Queen of the Rosary Church with the Rev. Kedzierski. Entombment following in Jefferson Memorial Park.


McKeesport Daily News October 6, 2009

NANCY MEHALCIK

Nancy C. Mehalcik, 68, of Clairton, formerly of Glassport, died Sunday, October 4, 2009.

She was the daughter of the late Thomas and Margaret (Iacone) Nardone. She was the wife of the late Lawrence Mehalcik.

She was a clerk for Mrs. Field’s Cookies at Century III Mall; member of Queen of the Rosary and Ladies Auxiliary Reliance Hose Co. No. 2.

She is survived by her son Thomas Mehalcik of Glassport; sister Dorothy Nardone of Clairton; brother Angelo Nardone of Las Vegas; grandchildren Many and Darren Mehalcik; also nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport. A funeral Mass will be Thursday, October 8, 2009, at 10 a.m. in Queen of the Rosary with the Rev. Kedzierski. Interment following in Round Hill Cemetery.


McKeesport Daily News October 7, 2009

SHIRLEY JOHNSON

Shirley J. Johnson, 77, of Elizabeth, died Tuesday, October 6, 2009, in Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Born April 9, 1932, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Clark and Bessie Cottom.

She was a retired admissions clerk for Jefferson Hospital and a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Glassport.

She was the wife of the late Robert Junior Johnson. She is survived by two sons, Robert C. (Ruth) Johnson and Scott A. Johnson, both of Elizabeth; six grandchildren, Amber Sewald, Michelle Sewald, Robbie Johnson, Kerisa Johnson, Kevin Johnson and Matthew Johnson, also nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by son Bruce E. Johnson and brother Russell Cottom.

Visitation is Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. in Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Funeral service is Friday, October 9, 2009, at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Robert Gago. Interment in Mt. Vernon Cemetery.


McKeesport Daily News October 13, 2009

NICK CAVALIERE

Nick J. Cavaliere, 85, of White Oak, passed away Sunday, October 11, 2009, in UPMC McKeesport.

He was born October 15, 1923, in Italy, the son of the late Luigi and Giovina (D’Ulisse) Cavaliere.

He was a retired employee of Copperweld Steel and a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in World War II. Nick was a member of St. Angela Merici Church in White Oak.

He was preceded in death by his wife Xenia “Sally” (Thomas) Cavaliere and his daughter Joyce Hovanec. He is survived by his son-in-law Thomas Hovanec of McKeesport and a brother, Ralph Cavaliere of Pittsburgh. He is also survived by grandsons Gavin and Neil Hovanec of Swissvale; nieces and nephews.

No visitation will be held. Family and friends will gather in St. Angela Merici Church on Wednesday, October 14, 2009, at 10 a.m. for a Mass of Christian Burial with Fr. Stephen Chervenak officiating. Interment will follow in St. John’s Ukrainian Cemetery, North Versailles. Family requests memorial contributions be made to St. Angela’s Church. Arrangements are under the care of the William H. Craig Funeral Home Inc., 3000 Versailles Ave., McKeesport, Pa., 15132.


McKeesport Daily News October 13, 2009

RAYMOND GRICE

Raymond D. “Barney” Grice, 82, of McKeesport, passed away Monday, October 12, 2009, at home.

Born November 8, 1926, in Glassport, the son of the late Robert and Evangeline (McGowan) Grice.

He was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church and the church choir for over 50 years. He was retired from Standard Lighting Express Trucking. He was also a member of Teamsters 249, 11th Ward Club and an Active Pencil Player.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 58 years Margaret (Williams) Grice; children Marcy (Tom) Bowman, Dennis Grice, Kevin (Lou Ann) Grice, and Wesley (Debbie) Grice; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. He is also survived by sisters Helen Filson, Blanche Lang, and Myrna Grice; nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Family and friends may call Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the William H. Craig Funeral Home Inc., 3000 Versailles Ave., McKeesport, Pa., 15132. Service will be Thursday, October 15, 2009, at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Debra Kociban officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Elizabeth Township. The family requests in lieu of flowers that con­tributions be made to the Wesley United Methodist Church, The Cancer Society or Genises House Adoption Agency.


McKeesport Daily News October 15, 2009

GENEVIEVE MATHERS

Genevieve “Tina” Ruth Mathers, 85, of Liberty Borough, died Wednesday, October 14, 2009, in UPMC McKeesport, surrounded by her family at her passing.

She was a Port Vue, Glassport and Liberty Borough resident.

She was born April 22, 1924, in Clymer, daughter of the late John and Edna James Hite and wife of the late George Siskos and James Mathers.

She was a member of the Port Vue Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Martha, Esther and Mae and three brothers, Tom, John and Donald. She is survived by two daughter, Dorlea (Ron) Ho of Honolulu, Hawaii, and Georgette (David) Bemesderfer of Liberty Borough; two sisters, Lois Armstrong of Lewistown, Pa., and Eleanor Intine of San Diego, Calif.; two brothers, Robert (Dolores) Hite of North Versailles, and Harry Hite of Granada Hills, Calif.; five grandchildren, Shari (David) Lacivita, Michelle LaRue, Ernest (Meri) Segady, David (Andrea) Weir and Douglas (Stacy) Weir; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the E.C. Finney Funeral Home, 235 Monongohela Ave., Glassport, where services will be Saturday, October 17, 2009, at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Jack Kelly. Burial in Round Hill Cemetery. Family suggest contributions to the American Cancer Society.


McKeesport Daily News October 22, 2009

KENNETH NEALIS

Kenneth Nealis, 42, of Glassport, died Saturday, October 17, 2009.

He was born in Montclair, N.J., on March 30, 1967, and is the son of William Nealis and the late Sharon Flynn.

He was a cook.

He is survived by fiancee Darla Warman Grayson; children Kenneth Nealis Jr., Cory Nealis and Stephanie Nealis, all of Pittsburgh, Christina Nealis and Jessica Nealis of Allentown, Amanda Grayson, Amy Grayson, Rory Shelton and Robert Shelton, all of Glassport; grandchildren Keith and Devonte, and siblings Kimberly, Doreen and Peter.

Family was received Monday in Hunter­Edmundson-Striffler Funeral Home, 600 Market St., McKeesport, Pa., 15132, 412-678-6191 . To share tributes with the family, please acknowledge at Strifflers@verizon.net.


McKeesport Daily News October 23, 2009

MARY SEMAGO

Mary Semago of Glassport died Thursday, October 22, 2009.

She was the daughter of the late Michael and Elizabeth (Shandor) Protz, and the wife of the late Michael Semago.

She was a member of St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church and Port Vue Senior Citizens.

She was the mother of Betty (John) Dugan of Johnstown and Bob (Denise) Semago of Tampa, Fla.; grandmother of Nicole (Tim) Gummer of Herndon, Va., Michael and Mitchell Semago of Tampa, Fla.; and great-grandmother of Luke and Ben; also nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in Wojciechowski Funeral Home, 640 Vermont Ave., Glassport. A funeral service will be Sunday at 4 p.m. in the funeral home. A divine liturgy of Christian Burial will be Monday, October 26, 2009, at 10:30 a.m. in St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church with Father Donald Voss. Interment following in St. Nicholas Cemetery, North Versailles.


McKeesport Daily News October 24, 2009

WANDA KURUTZ

Wanda J. Kurutz, 90, of Pittsburgh, formerly of Elizabeth Township, died Thursday, October 22, 2009, in The Haven in North Hills.

Born on September 18, 1919, in Glassport, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Victoria (Buldak) Raszewski.

She was a member of the former St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Sutersville, now Holy Family Church in West Newton.

She is survived by a daughter, Bonita Roskwitalski and husband Tom of Pittsburgh; three grandchildren, Kimberly Kurutz of Ohio, Ryan Roskwitalski and wife Wendy of Shaler, and Scott Roskwitalski of Virginia; four great­grandchildren, Cody, Hannah, Marcos, and Makenzie; and several brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, and friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband George Kurutz in 1952, and a son, Robert Kurutz, in 2005.

Friends will be received today from 10 to 11:45 a.m. in the J. William McCauley Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 901 Vine St., West Newton . A funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, October 24, 2009, at noon in the Holy Family Church, West Newton, with the Rev. John T. Sweeney as celebrant. Interment will follow in West Newton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 100 W. Station Square Dr., Suite 500, Pittsburgh, Pa., 15219.


McKeesport Daily News October 30, 2009

ANGELO DEMIS

Angelo L. Demis, 71, of Donora, died suddenly, Wednesday, October 28, 2009, in UPMC Presbyterian.

Mr. Demis was born in Glassport, March 7, 1938, a son of the late Louis and Josephine Telaga Demis.

He was the owner and operator of Chubs Pub in Donora for over 25 years. Angelo retired from the U.S. Army as a sergeant major and he also served in the Special Forces Green Beret. He was a graduate of Glassport High School, a sponsor of the NRA, a member of St. Dominic’s Social Club, a member of East Monongahela Sportsman Club and a member Of EE Jobes Post 212 American Legion, Donora.

Mr. Demis was preceded in death by two sons, Richard and Robert. Surviving is his stepson Stephen (Victoria) Walko of Donora; two nephews, Joe and David Demis, both of Las Vegas; and a special friend LuAnn Hardesty of Donora.

Friends will be received Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the James A. Rabe Funeral Home Inc., 701 Thompson Ave., Donora, where a blessing service will be Monday, November 2, 2009, at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Pierre M. Falkenhan officiating. Entombment with full military honors will follow in the Mon Valley Memorial Park, Donora. Family and friends may view the obituary and offer online condolences at www.rabe funeralhome. com.


McKeesport Daily News November 6, 2009

ANNA HAPSIAS

Anna M. Hapsias, 73, of Glassport, died Wednesday, November 4, 2009. She was the daughter of the late Earl and Anna (Cook) Kauffman. She was a member of Queen of the Rosary and their Ladies Catholic Bowling League.

She is survived by her husband Gus P. Hapsias Jr.; son Michael (Carol) Hapsias of Glassport; daughters Marie (Dan) Fescemyer of Clarion, and Janet (Matt) Grillo of Pine, Colo.; grand­children Laura, Jessica, Andrew, Anthony, Alex, Ian, Christopher and Carolyn; sister-in-laws Jerry Kauffman and Dorothy Kauffman. She was preceded in death by brothers Earl Jr., Tom and Adam.

Friends will be received Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport. A funeral Mass will be Monday, November 9, 2009, at 10 a.m. in Queen of the Rosary Church with the Rev. Kedzierski. Interment following in New St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles.


McKeesport Daily News November 7, 2009

THERESA PASINSKI

Theresa Pasinski, 96, of Glassport, died Friday, November 6, 2009. She was the daughter of the late Walter and Magdalen (Paniczko) Pogorzelski and wife of the late Theodore Pasinski. She was a member of Queen of the Rosary Church, Christian Mothers and the Rosary Society.

Mother of Richard (Millie) Pasinski of Liverpoole, N.Y., Rita Mae (Charles) Israel of North Huntingdon, and Joan (Frank) Petras of North Huntingdon; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Wojciechowski Funeral Home, 640 Vermont Ave., Glassport, Pa., 15045, 412-672-6388. A funeral Mass will be Tuesday, November 10, 2009, at 10 a.m. in the Queen of the Rosary Church with the Rev. Kedzierski. Interment following in Calvary Cemetery, Port Vue. Memorial contributions can be made to the Via Quest Hospice, Main Street, Irwin, Pa., 15642.


Tribune Review November 11, 2009

Dorothy M. Vay

Lincoln Borough

Dorothy Marie Vay, 70, of Lincoln Borough, died Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009, in UPMC Shadyside.

She was born Sept. 20, 1939, in McKeesport, and was the daughter of the late Michael and Elizabeth (Kakis) Moonis.

She was a member of St. Mark's Catholic Church, Liberty Borough, where she was a Bell Ringer, Eucharistic Minister and member of the Christian Mothers. She was also a member of Lincoln Mothers Club, the Lincoln Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary, Lincoln Borough EMS Director, Elizabeth Township EMS and the Ladies Red Hat Society. Dorothy was a Troop Leader for the Girl Scouts for more than 45 years and was a Gold Award Advisor. She was also a First Aid and CPR Instructor.

She is survived by her husband, Nickolas Vay; daughter, Denise Vay and husband, Chris Jones, of Indiana Township; son, Nicholas and wife, Sara, of Lincoln; grandchildren, Nicholas, Michael, Luke, Beth and Carly; a brother, Donald and wife, Mary Jo Moonis, of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; and nieces and nephews.

Friends are welcome from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m., Thursday at the GILBERT FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 6028 Smithfield St., Boston, Elizabeth Township. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at the St. Mark's Catholic Church, Liberty Borough, with the Rev. Gerald S. Mikonis, officiating. Interment will follow at the Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Elizabeth Township.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mark's Catholic Church, the Lincoln Fire Company, the Leukemia Foundation & Lymphoma Society, River Walk Corporate Center, No. 441, 333 E. Carson St., Pittsburgh, PA 15219, or the Southwestern Pennsylvania Girl Scouts.

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McKeesport Daily News November 12, 2009

Community remembers Lincoln resident Dorothy ‘Dot’ Vay

— Photo Courtesy of the Vay family

“Dot was a wonderful person who inspired dedication and touched all our lives. I don’t think words can con­vey our gratitude for her tremendous contribution over so many years and in so many ways.”

By STACY LEE Daily News Staff Writer slee@dailynewsemail.com

Dorothy Vay is being remembered by the Lincoln community.

“How can you explain what someone meant to the borough when they meant everything?” Lincoln Councilwoman Tammy Firda said of Dorothy “Dot” Vay.

Vay, 70, of Lincoln, is being remembered as someone who would do anything for anyone, a woman who was involved with many organizations.

She lost her battle with acute myelogenous leukemia on Tuesday at UPMC Shadyside. Vay, who was the director of Lincoln Volunteer Fire & Rescue Co. EMS, was diagnosed in April and was undergoing various types of chemo therapy treatments.

“We were never able to get her into remission,” her daughter Denise Vay said. “They’d always hoped there were some kinds of drugs she could take so that she could live with it.” Dorothy Vay always thought of others first, even when she was in the hospital. Lincoln VFRC conducted a blood drive in her honor because she wanted to replenish the blood supply she used during treatments for cancer. Hundreds came out to support a woman who touched so many lives.

“She was a very caring and loving person,” Denise Vay said. “She was always there for us.” Dorothy Vay’s husband Nick, Lincoln’s mayor, wasn’t the only one in the family to be involved in borough government. Dorothy was a councilwoman more than 40 years ago, and also served as borough secretary and Lincoln Democratic Committee chairwoman.

“The borough is saddened and our deepest heartfelt sympathy goes out to her family,” Firda said. “Dot was a wonderful person who inspired dedication and touched all our lives. I don’t think words can convey our gratitude for her tremendous contribution over so many years and in so many ways.” “Anytime there was a problem, Dorothy was there to help you,” said longtime friend Josie Gabauer. “We lived two rows (of houses) apart. She was like a sister to me. She was my best friend. We did everything together.” Dorothy was a Girl Scout troop leader for more than 45 years and a Gold Award advisor.

“We took the Girl Scouts to England,” Gabauer said. “We also went through 11 states. If one of the girls couldn’t afford to go, (Vay) would make homemade bread and I would make homemade nutrolls to raise money so that all the girls could go.” When Vay became a school bus driver, Gabauer became a bus monitor. The friends were Lincoln VFRC’s Ladies Auxiliary members and trained to become EMTs together.

Vay was with Lincoln VFRC EMS since its inception in 1970 and later became a paramedic.

Lincoln VFRC Fire Chief Don Bertok said he ran into Vay when she was sick and he had a health problem.

“I asked her how she was and she said, ‘No, how are you? Don’t worry about me,’” he said. “She wasn’t worried about herself.” One time, Bertok said, Vay insisted on directing traffic at an accident scene even though she had an injured leg.

“She always put other people in front of herself,” he said.

Vay volunteered with Elizabeth Township EMS, as well.

“Dorothy Vay is a true community champion,” Elizabeth Township EMS Director Chris Dell said. “She was involved in so many community projects, whether it was Girl Scouts, the fire department or Red Hats.” Vay also taught first aid — Tammy Firda and CPR.

She belonged to St. Mark’s Catholic Church, where she was a bell ringer, Eucharistic minister and member of the Christian Mothers.

She was a member of the Lincoln Mothers Club and Ladies Red Hat Society. She also made dinner for senior citizens at Christmas time and prepared treat bags for children at Halloween.

Dorothy and Nick Vay also have one son, Nicholas, and five grandchildren.


McKeesport Daily News November 19, 2009

WAYNE CARAPELLA

Wayne Edward Carapella, 65, of Glassport, died Wednesday, November 18, 2009, in UPMC Montifore Hospital, Pittsburgh.

Born February 1, 1953, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Albert and Elizabeth Cipriani Carapella. He was preceded in death by a brother, John Carapella.

He was a lifelong Glassport resident. He was a retired plumber for Puzzuto Plumbing Co. in McKeesport, for some 21 years. He was a member of St. Mark’s Roman Catholic Church, Port Vue. He passed away peacefully with family by his side. He enjoyed watching the Steelers and the Penguins at his pub; also fishing, and playing bocci ball with family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Kimberly A. Stetar Carapella at home; loving children, two sons, Sonny Carapella and Joseph Carapella, both at home; daughter Dana (Christopher) Evans of Elizabeth Township; sister Marie (Bill) Robinson of Clairton; granddaughter Mercedesz Boyce of Elizabeth Township; nephew Rocco, Paul (Vicki) and Julien, all of Clairton; mother-in-law Donna Stetar of Port Vue; host of aunts, uncles, nieces, other nephews, cousins, brother-in-laws and sister-in-laws.

Visitation is Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in E. C. Finney Funeral Home, 235 Monongahela Ave., Glassport. A Blessing Service is Saturday, November 21, 2009, at 10 a.m. from the funer­al home with the Rev. Jerry Mikonis officiating. Interment is in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Township.


McKeesport Daily News November 23, 2009

DR. ROBERT LaFRANKIE

Dr. Robert L. LaFrankie, 80, former Bethlehem Area School District superintendent, peacefully passed away at home surrounded by his wife and five children on Thursday, November 19, 2009.

LaFrankie, of Hanover Township, was truly a special, passionate man who loved his God, his family and his country. He was the third of seven children born to John and Susan (Heidrick) LaFrankie in Elizabeth, on December 23, 1928. LaFrankie, a member of the greatest generation, lived through the depression before voluntarily joining the Marine Corps during World War II at the age of 17.

Inspired by his desire to serve others, Bob’s calling was education, first as a classroom teacher, coach, principal, and then superintendent. He earned his doctorate of education from Teachers College, Columbia University, New York City. He dedicated 46 years of his life to educating students in both public and parochial schools in four states including Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts. An area educator, he served as superintendent of Clairton schools and was former principal of Glassport High School.

Bob’s true love was his wife of 53 years, Sheila, and he often remarked that God had picked the perfect partner for him. Bob was a devouted Catholic and a long­time member of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, Whitehall, where he was a lector and minister of the Eucharist. He was the author of the book, “One Nation Under God: A Blessing and a Curse,” dealing with violence in America and America’s schools. Bob served as a Rifleman Post Honor Guard for the American Legion Johnson Post 379. He was also a lifelong Fighting Irish fan and was busy working on a new book on Notre Dame football. He was in the process of painstakingly reading his father’s volumes of original sports clippings about the team as a basis for his new work. Bob’s children promise to finish his latest passion.

He was the father of daughters Joan Pense and Dan of Atlantic City, N.J., Dianne Margle and Stanley of Palmer Township, Susanne Principato and Robert of Haddonfield, N.J.; sons, Robert and Alexandra of Washington, D.C., and Patrick and Jennifer of Newark, Del. Bob was grandfather Pap to 17 grandchildren. He is also survived by brothers William of Schnecksville, Donald of Marlboro, Mass., and Raymond of Pittsburgh; sister, Mary Lou Braum of Greenock, Pa. He was predeceased by brothers, John of Pittsburgh and James of Cary, N.C.

Family and friends are invited to call Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. in t h e Pearson Funeral Home, 1901 Linden St., Bethlehem. Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, November 24, 2009, at 10 a.m. in St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, with the Rev. Msgr. Anthony Muntone officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family sincerely requests that donations be made in Bob’s name to the memorial fund at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, 618 Fullerton Ave., Whitehall, Pa., 18052.


McKeesport Daily News November 28, 2009

RUTHANN BURNETT

Ruthann Rollins Burnett of Port Vue, formerly of West Elizabeth, died Friday, November 27, 2009. Ruthann was a member of the Elizabeth Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star and a member of the West Elizabeth Methodist Church.

She was the beloved wife of the Honorable Edward Burnett; loving mother of Dianna Burnett (Zon Vern Pyles); daughter of the late John and Elizabeth Rollins; dear sister of Ginger (Jay) Boneysteele and the late Willa Mae Zeeman.

Visitation will be Sunday from 7 to 9 and Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home Inc., 301 Curry Hollow Road, Pleasant Hills, where a service will be Tuesday, December 1, 2009, at noon. Entombment is in Jefferson Memorial Park. Memorial


McKeesport Daily News November 30, 2009

VICTOR HEISER

Victor Francis Heiser, 86, of Inverness, Fla., and formerly of North Huntingdon, died Thursday, November 26, 2009, in Nashville, Tenn.

Victor was born on February 23, 1923, in Glassport, to the late Michael and Veronica Heiser. He served our country in the U.S. Army during World War II. He retired from U.S. Steel. Victor was a member of the Elks and American Legion while residing in Pennsylvania. He was a parishioner at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. He was a wonderful family man who dearly loved his children and doted on his grandchildren.

His survivors include his wife of 50 years Susan Heiser of Inverness; his son Warren D. and wife Delia Heiser of Sicily; daughter Melinda and her husband John Tucci of Naperville, Ill.; two sisters, Dorothy Ellis of North Huntingdon and Berniece Palmiero of Glassport; and seven grandchildren, David, Alan and Elizabeth Tucci and Nicole, Kimberly, Stephanie and David Heiser. He was preceded in death by his brother Raymond Heiser.

The family will receive friends in visitation from 9 a.m. until the hour of service in the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, 3075 So. Florida Ave., Inverness, Fla., 34450, 352-726-8323. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Friday, December 4, 2009, at 10 a.m. from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell with military honors.


McKeesport Daily News December 2, 2009

JOANNE KUDLA

Joanne V. (Bowers) Kudla, 79, of Glassport, died Tuesday, December 1, 2009. She was the daughter of the late William and Mary Bowers and wife of the late Edward Kudla Sr. She was preceded in death by her son Edward J. Kudla Jr. and her brother William Bowers and sister Katherine Trbojevic. She was a member of Queen of the Rosary Church.

She is survived by her daughters Jeannine (John) Keslar of Glassport and Joanne (Michael) Danko of Munhall and son Michael (JoAnn) Kudla of Liberty Borough; brother Robert Bowers of Pleasant Hills; grandchildren Rachael Morales, Mike Kudla, Maureen Beaumont, Herb Stearns III, Chris Lucas, Erica Kudla, Brian Lucas, Shannon Kudla, Megan Kudla and Cody Kudla; great-grand­children Alex Morales, Alesia Morales, Mikayla Stearns, Tyler Beaumont, Emily Lynn Beaumont, Izaih Kudla and Brendan Stearns; also many nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport.

A funeral Mass will be Saturday, December 5, 2009, at 10 a.m. in Queen of the Rosary Church with the Rev. Kedzierski. Interment following in Round Hill Cemetery.


McKeesport Daily News December 5, 2009

MARY ANN BOWMAN

Mary Ann Bowman, 71, of Somerset, died Tuesday, December 1, 2009, in Siemon’s Lakeview Manor Estate, Somerset. Born September 13, 1938, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of Albert E. Jackson and Anna R. (Rarick) Jackson-Gibson. She was preceded in death by parents and sister Linda J. Trunzo.

Mary Ann was a 1956 graduate of Glassport High School, and a graduate of Presbyterian School of Nursing. She worked as a Prevention Education Coordinator for Twin Lakes, and as a DUI coordinator for Somerset County. She was also a founding board member of the Somerset County Boys and Girls Club, past president and current board member for both the State DUI Association and the Certified Prevention Specialist. She was also a member of St. Francis in the Fields Episcopal Church.

She is survived by husband Dean Austin Bowman, to whom she was married for 49 years; daughters Rebecca Bowman-Rivas and husband Mario R. of Columbia, Md.; Sarah A. Bowman of Somerset; sister and brothers Lois J. Wunderley of Liberty Borough, Albert Jackson and wife Carol of Plum Borough, and James E. Jackson and wife Louise of Liberty Borough.

Services were conducted Friday, December 4, 2009, 2 p.m. in St. Francis in the Fields Episcopal Church, Somerset, with the Rev. Father Charles Starr officiating. Interment was in Somerset County Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Boys and Girls Club of Somerset County, 325 W. Fairview St., Somerset, Pa., 15501, or St. Francis in the Fields, 2067 Husband Road, Somerset, Pa., 15501. Arrangements by the Hauger-Zeigler Funeral Home, Somerset, Pa.


McKeesport Daily News December 5, 2009

JOAN CORRIDON

Joan Marie Corridon, 79, of Glassport, died Thursday, December 3, 2009, in Jefferson Regional Medical Center. She was born August 3, 1930, in Glassport, and was the daughter of the late Edmund and Hannah Scanlon Corridon. S

he was a member of Queen of the Rosary Church, Glassport, and was retired from the former G.C. Murphy Company Warehouse, Christy Park.

She is survived by a sister, Nancy Jean Marks of Elizabeth Township, and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by sisters Mary Jane Santa and Patsy Corridon, and brothers Edward and James Corridon.

Private visitation and blessing service took place today in the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 6028 Smithfield St., Boston, Elizabeth Township. The Rev. Casimir Kedzierski officiated. Interment followed in the Mount Vernon Cemetery, Elizabeth Township.


McKeesport Daily News December 7, 2009

DIANNE BOLLO

Dianne Margaret Bollo, 55, of Elizabeth Township, died suddenly on Friday, December 4, 2009. Born July 27, 1954, in Glassport, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Margaret Pollick Sink and widow of Michael J. Bollo. Dianne was a member of the former St. Cecelia Parish in Glassport and was employed as a caregiver for Fayette Resources. She was formerly a nursing assistant at Jefferson Regional Medical Center.

Beloved mother of Kelly Krznaric and Brian Krznaric, who lived with her, and Michael Krznaric of Economy Township; “Uggy” of Madilyn Dee McConeghy; sister of Gail Schautteet of Fort Worth, Texas, and Karen “Sissy” Lewis of West Mifflin; nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received Tuesday, December 8, 2009, from 2 to 4 and 6 until the time of services at 8 p.m. in the Daniel F. Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory, 4504 Walnut St., Versailles, Pa., 15132. Interment will be private.


McKeesport Daily News December 8, 2009

WILLIAM WILLARD

William D. Willard, 82, of McKeesport, died Saturday, December 5, 2009, in John J. Kane Regional Medical Center. Born May 17, 1927, in Glassport, he was the son of the late Charles and Marie (Kass) Willard and the husband of Catherine (Kish) Willard. William worked for the former National Tube Works of U.S. Steel and enjoyed buying and selling scrap metal.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by children, Jennifer Willard of Pittsburgh, William (Cathy) Willard of Port Vue, Genieve and Yvonne Willard, both of McKeesport; grandchildren; great -grandchildren; brothers, John (Karen) and Raymond, both of Glassport; sister Connie of Florida; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by sister, Margaret Munnell and brother, Frank.

No visitation is scheduled. Funeral service will be Wednesday, December 9, 2009, at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Round Hill Cemetery.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society, 1680 Fallen Timber Road, Elizabeth, Pa., 15037. Willig Funeral Home and Cremation Services is handling arrangements.


McKeesport Daily News December 16, 2009

CARLTON THOMPSON

Carlton G. “Carl” Thompson, 37, of Glassport, died Monday, December 14, 2009, at home. He was born November 2, 1972, in McKeesport, and was the son of Olive Patterson Thompson of Glassport and the late James Thompson. He was proprietor of Mama Pepino’s Pizza in Monongahela.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife Kristy Nicole Santucci Thompson; daughter Karlee Emma Thompson; son Carl James Thompson; brother Jamie Thompson of McKeesport; sister Melissa Arnold of Donora; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Friends are welcome today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township . Service will be in the funeral home chapel Wednesday, December 16, 2009, at 8 p.m. with Minister David Nolfi officiating.


McKeesport Daily News December 19, 2009

DEAN HOLMES

Dean Edward Holmes, 77, of DuBois, passed away on Wednesday, December 16, 2009, at UPMC Montifiore Hospital.

Born August 20, 1932, in West Elizabeth, son of the late Stanley D. and Christina W. Holmes. Dean was married to the former Mary Jane Shaw on June 6, 1958.

He was a 1950 graduate of Elizabeth High School and graduated from California University of Pennsylvania in 1954, with a bachelor of science degree in industrial arts education. Dean served in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956. He was employed by Bell of Pennsylvania for 37 1/2 years and was manager of the DuBois business office for 28 years. He was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church of DuBois and served as a trustee and on several committees for the church. Dean was active in the Telecom Pioneers of America-Mountain Laurel Chapter. He was in charge of the Christmas baskets for the needy through the Telecom Pioneers Club. He held dual memberships in Stephen Bayard Lodge No. 526 and F & AM of Elizabeth and Garfield Lodge No. 559 F & AM of DuBois. He was also a member of Syria Shrine of Pittsburgh, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite-Valley of Pittsburgh, Tall Cedars of Lebanon-Al O Mon Forest No. 138 and the DuBois Area Shrine Club. He also had memberships in the American Legion — Montgomery Post No. 17, and the Reynoldsville Elks Chapter No. 519. Dean was a former member and past president of the DuBois Rotary Club. He enjoyed hunting, gardening and golf and was a member of the DuBois Country Club, where he served on the board of directors. Dean was also a member of the board of directors of the DuBois Area YMCA during the time of the construction of the new facility.

He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Dennis (Deborah) Bonanno of Weedville and Mrs. Michael (Kimberley) Yanulittis of Reynoldsville, Ohio; two granddaughters, Brianna and Ashley Yanulittis; a sister, Ruth Ann Holmes of Lambertville, N.J., and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, John F. Holmes.

Friends will be received in the Mohney-Yargar Funeral Chapel Inc., 142 W. Long Ave., DuBois, Pa., 15801 , Saturday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. The Telecom Pioneers of America - Mountain Laurel Chapter, will hold a memorial service at 1:45 PM on Saturday and the Garfield Lodge No. 559 F&AM will hold a memorial service at 6 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home. Additional viewing will be Sunday from 2 p.m. until the hour of services at 3 p.m. Funeral services will be in the First United Presbyterian Church in DuBois on Sunday, December 20, 2009, at 3 p.m. with Lamarr Adamson officiating. Interment will be in Morningside Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Erie Shrine Hospital for Children, 1645 West 8th St., Erie, Pa., 16505, or the First United Presbyterian Church, 43 W. Scribner Ave., DuBois, Pa., 15801.


McKeesport Daily News December 26, 2009

ELIZABETH FAYCHAK

Elizabeth Faychak, 96, formerly of Glassport, died Thursday, December 24, 2009, in Briarcliff Pavilion.

Born November 10, 1913, in Slovakia, she was the daughter of the late Stephen and Mary Oleyar. She was a member of Queen of the Rosary in Glassport. She was the wife of the late Michael W. Faychak. She was preceded in death by daughter Margaret Delmer.

She is survived by son Michael

W. (Rosalie) Faychak of Forward Township; daughter Donna Marie Rushe of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; sister Mary Kollar of Glassport; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Visitation will be private. Funeral Mass is Monday, December 28, 2009, at 10 a.m. from Queen of the Rosary, Glassport. Entombment in New St. Joseph Cemetery. Arrangements by Edmund E. Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport.


McKeesport Daily News December 26, 2009

WILMA GRETZ

Wilma J. (Hilko) Gretz, 87, of Whitaker, died Sunday, December 20, 2009.

Born September 4, 1922, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Ann Hilko. Wilma was very active with the Whitaker Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and Royal Neighbors.

She was the beloved wife of Edward Gretz; sister of Dorothy (Wallace) Amman, Marlene (Max J.) Stanton, Anthony (Dorothy) Hilko, Thomas (Kathy) Hilko, James (Eileen) Hilko and the late John Hilko, Michael Hilko, Albert Hilko, Theodore Hilko and Raymond Hilko; also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in t h e Savolskis-Wasik­Glenn Funeral Home Inc., 3501 Main St., Munhall, Pa., 15120.

Funeral Mass will be Monday, December 28, 2009, at 10 a.m. in St. Rita Church, Munhall. Interment in St. Elias Cemetery, West Mifflin.


McKeesport Daily News December 30, 2009

THEODORE HAYWOOD

Theodore L. Haywood, 65, of Glassport, died Monday, December 28, 2009. He was born January 21, 1944, in McKeesport, son of the late Thomas and Ella Mae Boyd Haywood. He was retired from U.S. Steel, Clairton Works and was a Navy veteran having served during the Vietnam War.

He is survived by his wife Janet Coughenour Haywood; son Todd Alan Haywood of Baden; daughter Terri Jo (Scott) Haywood Cromling of Liberty; brother Ronald Haywood of McKeesport; sister Dorothy Lyon of North Versailles; grandchildren Joshua and Samantha Cromling; nieces and nephews.

There is no visitation. Memorial services will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 320 Bilmar Dr., Pittsburgh, Pa., 15205.

Arrangements are by the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 6028 Smithfield St., Boston, Elizabeth Township.


McKeesport Daily News December 30, 2009

BETTE SEIGHMAN

Bette McCracken Seighman, 88, of Lincoln Borough, died Tuesday, December 29, 2009, in UPMC McKeesport. Born August 2, 1921, in Ehrenfeld, Cambria County, she was the daughter of the late Albert Custer and Margaret Evelyn Cowan McCracken.

During World War II, she served her country as a crane operator at U.S. Steel in Duquesne. She was a 1940 graduate of Glassport High School. She was a former member of Clairton Calvary Assembly of God. She was also a charter member and former president of the Lincoln Borough Mother’s Club, member of the Eastern Star, member of the Tri-State Gospel Music Association and was active with the Cub Scouts.

She was born in the same house as Charles Bronson.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 67 years, Thomas M. “Tom” Seighman, who passed away on November 7, 2008; brothers, Albert Clifford, John Clyde, Charles Raymond and William Glenn McCracken; sisters Margaret Loraine “Peg” Brown and Marlene Ruth Thayer. She is survived by her son Terry C. (Barbara) Seighman of Forward Township; granddaughter Dana (Mark) Robertson of Forward Township; great-granddaughters Lisa and Nikki Robertson of Forward Township; numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the E.C. Finney Funeral Home Inc., 235 Monongahela Ave., Glassport . Funeral service will be Saturday, January 2, 2010, at 11 a.m. from the funeral home with the Revs. Ron Fish and David Benner. Interment will follow in Barren Run Cemetery, Smithton.


McKeesport Daily News January 4, 2010

RUTH KRISE

Ruth Elizabeth Lostetter Krise passed away Friday, January 1, 2010, in Jefferson Regional Medical Center after a brief illness.

Born December 11, 1911, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Elizabeth Adler Lostetter of Glassport.

She graduated second in her class from Glassport High School in 1929, and received a business degree from the Douglas Business School. She was a past president of the ladies auxiliary of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in McKeesport, a past president of the PTA of Yough Elementary School, Elizabeth Township, a former member of the Buena Vista Fire Department’s auxiliary, past president of Rebeka’s Lodge of Frank and a former member of the Elizabeth Township Historical Society. She was an avid fan of all of the Pittsburgh sports teams and would not miss any of the teams’ television broadcasts no matter how late in the night they went on.

Ruth is survived by her daughter and son-in­law Ruth E. and Lindley H. Conrad Sr. of White Oak, her daughter and son-in-law Patricia I. and Wallace C. Burket of Harrisburg, her daughter and son-in-law Kathleen M. and James R. Shaulis of Carlisle, her son and daughter-in-law Vincent L. and Andrea M. Krise of Elizabeth, her son and daughter-in-law Kevin R. and Olga I. Krise of Monessen; and stepson and step daughter-in-law Eugene N. and Jan Krise of Troutman, N.C.; eight grandchildren; four step grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; 15 step great-grandchildren; and five step great-great­grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Leo D. Krise; and her siblings Wanita Lostetter, Zelma McGuigan and Edward Lostetter.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Ralph L. Johnson Funeral Home, 3411 Wood St., Buena Vista, Pa . Service will be Wednesday, January 6, 2010, in the funeral home at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Beth Dunlap, minister. Interment in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Township. Donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to Verland Foundation, 212 Iris Road, Sewickley, Pa., 15143.


McKeesport Daily News January 5, 2010

MILDRED McCLINTON

Mildred 'Till' Ceola McClinton, 53, of Glassport, departed this life at home on Friday, January 2, 2010.

She was born October 23, 1956, in McKeesport, and was the daughter of the late James and Bessie 'Bea' Browning McClinton. She was also preceded in death by brother Raymond “Fab” Browning. She was a former nurses aide at the Palmer House Nursing Home in McKeesport.

She was a member of the Hope Alive Ministries of McKeesport, where she served as an usher and Christian worker. She was a former foster mother.

Surviving are her children Lynnette McClinton of North Versailles, Tiffany McClinton of Glassport, Stephen McClinton of McKeesport, and Emerald (Vickie) McClinton of Glassport; stepson John 'Bobby' Everett Jr. of Jacksonville, N.C.; adopted children, Shaun Seidling of McKeesport, Adrian 'A.D.' Dunston of Duquesne, and Quiana Diaz of Glassport; aunt Thelma Scott of Large; sisters Marsha Browning­Cooper and Marcia Barrett of Glassport; nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.

Friends will be received today from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Robert A. Waters Funeral Home, 2326 Jenny Lind St., McKeesport, Pa. , where services will be Wednesday, January 6, 2010, at 11 a.m. in the Robert A. Waters Chapel with Pastor Royce Barrett officiating. Interment will follow in the Fairview Cemetery, McKeesport.


McKeesport Daily News January 5, 2010

PATRICIA TACIK

Patricia A. Tacik, 80, of Marietta, Ga., formerly of Glassport, died Monday, January 4, 2009.

She was retired from the South Allegheny School District and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. An avid card player who loved to travel, Pat was full of life, love, and laughter. She is predeceased by her husband Eugene; and son, Eugene Jr.

Survivors include two daughters, Kim Jackson of Smyrna, Ga., and Jill Tacik of Lake Worth, Fla.; son-in-law Dennis Jackson of Smyrna, Ga.; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers/sisters-in-law; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Her body will be cremated. A memorial service will be scheduled for a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Golden String, 16 S. Phelps St., Youngstown, Ohio, 44503, 330-503­3894.

Arrangements by Cremation Society of the SOUTH in Marietta, Ga., 770­420-5557.


McKeesport Daily News January 8, 2010

ANTHONY RUCCIO

Anthony L. Ruccio, 73, of Sebring, Fla., formerly of Glassport, died Wednesday, January 6, 2010. He was born January 29, 1935, in McKeesport, son of the late Frank and Elsie Paolucci Ruccio. He was a retired maintenance man for Dravosburg Housing Association.

He was the husband of the Carol Wojciechowski Ruccio; father of Anthony G. of Lincoln Township, Thomas Ruccio and Sharon Ruccio of Glassport; grandfather of Angie, Dane and Nikelle; step-grandfather of Denelle, Joelle, Michelle, Jason and Justin; step­great-grandfather of Christian and Lily; and brother of Frank Ruccio of McKeesport. He was preceded in death by sister Virginia Babyak and brother Daniel Ruccio.

Arrangements entrusted to Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport, 412-672­6388 .


McKeesport Daily News January 11, 2010

JOSEPHINE KULIS

Josephine K. Kulis, 83, of McKeesport, died Sunday, January 10, 2010, in UPMC McKeesport. Born November 13, 1926, in Glassport, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Rose Pakulanski Lusa, and wife of the late Walter B. Kulis. She was a member of St. Mary Czestochowa Parish and its Confraternity of Christian Mothers and Ladies Guild.

She is survived by her daughter Roberta Foster of McKeesport; son Robert (Janet) Kulis of Elizabeth Township; grandson Ryan (Melissa) Foster of Elizabeth Township; great-granddaughter Josie Lyn Foster; also nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be private. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, January 12, 2010, at 11 a.m. in St. Mary Czestochowa Church with the Rev. Stephen A. Kresak as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Polish Cemetery, White Oak. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the White Oak Animal Safe Haven, 2295 Lincoln Way, White Oak, Pa., 15131. Arrangements by Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home Inc., 2703 O’Neil Boulevard, McKeesport, Pa., 15132. www.jaycox­jawo.skifh.com.


McKeesport Daily News January 11, 2010

EARL METZ

Earl R. Metz, 85, of McKeesport, went home to be with the Lord Friday, January 8, 2010, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was born January 13, 1924, in Glassport, and was the son of the late Burton and Ruth Marie (Shaw) Metz.

After graduating from Glassport High School in 1942, Earl worked for Jones and Laughlin Steel Corporation as a tool grinder operator. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in January 1943, serving his country proudly with the 873rd Aviation Engineer Battalion in the South Pacific as an electrician, supply clerk, special vehicle operator, and a heavy machine gunner. Earl was a member and past trustee of American Legion Post 361 Burt Foster Post, and a member of AMVETS Post 8 in McKeesport. Prior to his retirement, Earl worked for more than 60 years in sales and construction.

Everyone will gather in Hunter-Edmundson­Striffler Funeral Home, 600 Market St., McKeesport, Pa., 15132, 412-678-6191, Wednesday, January 13, 2010, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at which time we will proceed to the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville, where interment with military honors will take place.

To share tributes with the family, please acknowledge at Strifflers@verizon.net


McKeesport Daily News January 14, 2010

KENNETH MAHONEY JR.

Kenneth Mahoney Jr., 83, of Forward Township, died Wednesday, January 13, 2010, in Lawson Nursing Home, Jefferson Hills Borough.

Born June 19, 1926, in Glassport, he was the son of the late Kenneth and Beatrice (Bohlander) Mahoney Sr.

He was a retired automobile salesman for Monongahela Ford in Monongahela. He was a former employee of Riverview Golf Course in Elizabeth. He was a U.S. Navy Coxswain in World War II, Pacific Theater. He was a former member of Monongahela Baptist Church and Elizabeth Lions Club. He was a life member and former president of Gallatin Sunnyside VFD and a member of the American Legion and VFW in Blaine Hill.

He is survived by wife Betty L. (Dunn) Mahoney of 61 years, whom he married November 30, 1948; daughters Karen Lee (Donald) Wilding of Forward Township, Deborah (Douglas) Haddock of Gallatin, Tenn.; brother Duane (Marilyn) Mahoney of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; four grandchildren, Duane (Erin) Opfer, Sarah Opfer, Alexander Haddock and Holden Haddock; two great­grandchildren, Kenneth P. Opfer and Andrew J. Opfer; also nieces and nephews.

Visitation is Friday from 1 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. in Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 Second St., Elizabeth, Pa., 15037. Funeral is Saturday, January 16, 2010, at 10 a.m. with a funeral service from Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home Chapel, Elizabeth, with Ronald J. Calabro officiating. Burial in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Township.

Family requests donations to American Cancer Society, SW Region, 320 Bilmar Drive, Pittsburgh, Pa., 15205.


McKeesport Daily News January 15, 2010

LOUISE TACIK

Louise J. Tacik, 72, of Glassport, died Wednesday, January 13, 2010, at her home. She was the daughter of the late Lou and Angelica (Pezzano) Schinosi and wife of the late Leonard (Corky) Tacik.

She was the mother of Laurie R. Tacik of Atlanta, Ga., Leslie A. (Steve) Inskeep of Atlanta, Ga., Launette M. (Craig) Weber of Robinson Township and Lance L. Tacik of Glassport; grandmother of Mia, Leo, Sophia and Jack; sister of Angelo Schinosi of Glassport and Josephine Rondinelli of Clairton. She was preceded in death by a sister, Viola Lusa, and a brother, Lou Schinosi.

Friends will be received Saturday from 6 to 8 and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport. A funeral service will be Monday, January 18, 2010. Interment in Round Hill Cemetery.


McKeesport Daily News January 16, 2010

AGNES BELKOWSKI

Agnes Belkowski, 95, of Glassport, died Friday, January 15, 2010. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Lula) Galusky and wife of the late John (Corky) Belkowski.

She was a member of Queen of the Rosary Church. Mother of Claudia (Al) LoBue of McKeesport; grandmother of David (Barb) LoBue of Elizabeth, and Lauren Means of Elizabeth; great-grandmother of Jessica Means, Anthony Migliouri and Derek LoBue; also nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in Wojciechowski Funeral Home, 640 Vermont Ave., Glassport, Pa., 15045, 412-672-6388 . A funeral Mass will be Tuesday, January 19, 2010, at 10 a.m. in Queen of the Rosary Church with the Rev. Kedzierski officiating. Interment following in New St. Joseph Cemetery.


McKeesport Daily News January 18, 2010

ANNA POMOCKY

Anna E. (Skursky) Pomocky, 92, of Irwin, formerly of Glassport and Lincoln Borough, died Saturday, January 16, 2010. She was born October 27, 1917, in Marlington, W.Va., a daughter of the late Steven and Mary Guronovsky Skursky.

Anna was a former member of the Queen of the Rosary Church in Glassport. She was preceded in death by her husband Bernard in 1989; a sister, Catherine Skursky Perozich; brother-in-law Anthony V. Perozich Sr.; and a nephew, Stephen Perozich. She is survived by nephew Anthony V. (Loretta) Perozich Jr. of Lincoln Borough; nieces Catherine Perozich Poff (husband Mark) of North Huntingdon, and Sheryl L. Perozich of Sharon; great-nieces and nephews, great-great-nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the James W. Shirley Funeral Home Inc., Clay Pike, North Huntingdon . A funeral Mass will be Wednesday, January 20, 2010, at 10 a.m. in the Queen of the Rosary Church in Glassport. PLEASE GO DIRECTLY TO THE CHURCH. Interment in St. Mary’s Polish Cemetery, McKeesport.

Memorials may be made to the Medi Home Hospice Patient Fund, Rt. 30, Irwin, Pa., 15642.


McKeesport Daily News January 25, 2010

VALERIA D’ANGELO

Valeria A. D’Angelo, 68, of Glassport, died Sunday, January 24, 2010, at home. She was the daughter of the late Leonard and Blanche (Skerkowski) Pasinski. She was a school teacher aide for Mon Valley School District and a member of Queen of the Rosary Church.

She was the wife of John A. D’Angelo; mother of John L. (Kim) D’Angelo of Port Vue, Anthony (Kim) D’Angelo of Glassport, Leonard D’Angelo of Glassport and Callen (Jill) D’Angelo of Pleasant Hills; grandmother of Laine, Marissa, Jamie Rose, Alexandria, Olivia and Julia; sister of Edward V. (Helen) Pasinski of Glassport, Leonard (Brenda) Pasinski of Arkansas and Theresa Komondor of North Versailles; also nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport. A funeral Mass will be Wednesday, January 27, 2010, at 10 a.m. in Queen of the Rosary Church with the Rev. Kedzierski. Memorial contributions may be made to either American Cancer Society or Queen of the Rosary Church.


McKeesport Daily News January 25, 2010

IRENE ZYRA

Irene Josephine Zyra, 89, of Glassport, died Saturday, January 23, 2010. She was the daughter of the late Andrew and the late Josephine (Klein) Janci. She was the wife of the late Theodore Felix Zyra. She was a former employee of Copperweld and a member of Queen of the Rosary Parish.

She was the mother of Audrey Joseph of North Ridgeville, Ohio and Theodore G. Zyra of Aliquippa; sister of Robert Janci of Las Vegas, Nev.; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, also nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by sisters Christine Andrews, Gertrude Zamko and brother Lawrence Janci.

Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport. A funeral Mass will be Tuesday, January 26, 2010, at 10 a.m. in Queen of the Rosary Parish with the Rev. Kedzierski. Interment following in Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association.


McKeesport Daily News February 8, 2010

JOSEPH URBAN JR.

Joseph E. Urban Jr., 80, of Glassport, died Sunday, February 7, 2010, at home. Born August 30, 1929, in Mifflin Township, he was the son of the late Joseph E. and Helen Rohaly Urban Sr. He was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church in Duquesne and a former member of SS. Peter and Paul Men’s Club, a former employee of U.S. Steel Irvin Works and the former owner of Dravo Window Cleaning Co. for 30 years. He was also a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict.

He was the beloved husband of Annie Davies Urban. He is also survived by three sons, David (Susan) Urban and Scott (Barbara) Urban, both of Glassport, and Joseph Urban of Denver, Colo.; a daughter, Vicki (Anthony) Tarli of Liberty Borough; five sisters, Helen Obranovich and Margaret Yenchenko, both of West Mifflin, Annie Cmar and Martha Petrovich, both of Duquesne, and Dorothy Danko of Conneticut; five grand­children, Melissa Tarli, Chrisropher, Joanne, Taylor and Jenni Urban; and two great-grandchildren, Laney Urban and Isabella Grant.

Friends will be received Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the William S. Skovranko Memorial Home, Richford and Commonwealth Ave., Duquesne . A Blessing Service in the memorial home Thursday, February 11, 2010, at 9:15 a.m. will be followed by Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in SS. Peter and Paul Church with the Rev. David Bosnich as celebrant. Burial will follow in SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery in West Mifflin. Parastas ser­vice will be conducted Wednesday at 3:45 p.m. in the memorial home.


McKeesport Daily News February 10, 2010

ANDREW GAVLIK

Andrew (Andy) J. Gavlik, 88, of Glassport, formerly of West Mifflin, died February 9, 2010, in UPMC McKeesport. Born June 29, 1921, in Duquesne, he was the son of the late Andrew and Tillie (Novick) Gavlik.

He is survived by his wife Grace (Galloway) Gavlik and preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy Matta Gavlik, who died December 8, 1993. He was a retired jet engine technician for the U.S. Air National Guard. He was a member of the First Evangelical Free Church in McKeesport, the Gideons, Christian Business Men’s Committee and former member of the Bethlehem Congregational Church in Duquesne, which was founded by his grandfather, Andrew Gavlik. He served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II in the India-Burma-China Theatre of operations. His many volunteer activities included the McKeesport Hospital, Meals on Wheels in Duquesne, an outreach ministry to retirement communities and as a bugler at many VFW events.

He is survived by his children, Andrea Swan (Arthur) Rosen of Chicago, Ill., Drew (Bonnie) Gavlik of Sligo, Pa., Bruce (Cindy) Gavlik of West Mifflin, Deborah Gavlik of Columbus, Ohio, Timothy (Ha) Gavlik of Hong Kong, and Beth (Jeno) Majerszky of Chicago, Ill.; grandchildren Jessica, Christopher, Leanna, James, Morgan, Justin, Jocelyn, Timothy James and Benjamin; great-grandchildren Julie, Amanda, William and Charlie; sisters Rosemary O’Mara of Brentwood, and Rhoda West of Duquesne. He was preceded in death by his brother Lawrence Gavlik.

Friends will be received Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in t h e Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, 212 Wilmot St., Duquesne . Funeral service will be Friday, February 12, 2010, at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Kirk Aubrect. Interment following in McKeesport and Versailles Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to the First Evangelical Free Church in McKeesport.


McKeesport Daily News February 17, 2010

ANNA MAE WARD

Anna Mae Ward, 81, of Cherokee, Iowa, formerly of McKeesport, passed away Thursday, February 11, 2010, in Cherokee Regional Medical Center in Cherokee.

Funeral services will be Saturday, February 20, 2010, at 1:30 p.m. in the Memorial Presbyterian Church, Cherokee, Iowa. Pastor Ethan Sayler will officiate. Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee, Iowa. Visitation will begin Friday at 11 a.m. with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Greenwood Funeral Home, 216 South 2nd St., Cherokee, Iowa, 51012 . Online condolences may be sent to http://www.greenwood­funeral.com.

Anna Mae was born March 26, 1928, in McKeesport, to Anna Semko Kokayko and Samuel Kokayko. She attended school in Glassport, graduating from Glassport High in 1946. She worked for U.S. Steel in McKeesport after graduating.

On December 28, 1949, she married Kenneth Ward in McKeesport. After living in McKeesport for a short time, they moved to Port Vue, where they resided for 54 years. Anna Mae’s devotion was to her family and was demonstrated by her loving care and work in the home. As a youth, her passion was roller skating with her friends and she was most accomplished. Anna Mae inherited her father’s gift and passion for roses and she in turn was an experienced gardener and knew each and every variety of flower, tree, indoor plant and shrub. She also was an accomplished seamstress and delighted in keeping her daughters and grandchildren in lovely outfits.

Anna Mae was an active member of First Presbyterian, then Immanuel Presbyterian Church. She sang in the church choir, served as a part-time church secretary, youth group leader and Sunday school teacher. Anna’s love of children soon led her to start teaching piano lessons in her home for many years.

Survivors include her husband, Kenneth W. Ward; daughter Deborah Al Mattar of Salmiya, Kuwait, and daughter Melanie and husband Dr. Timothy Rice of Cherokee, Iowa; brother Samuel Kay and wife Jean of Elizabeth; sister Mary Ellen Kepick and husband Jack of Burke, Va.; sister-in-law Darlene Kay of Liberty Borough; aunt Olga Kurtz of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; cousin Marlene Pekora of Virginia; six grandchildren, Jennah Al Mattar and husband Barrak of Egaila, Kuwait, Renimah Al Mattar of Egaila, Kuwait, Deannah Al Mattar of Egaila, Kuwait, Carissa Rice Eret and husband Jesse of Rio Rancho, N.M., Joshua Rice of Cherokee, Iowa, and Jonathan Rice of Cherokee, Iowa; three great-grandchildren, Joseph Al Thuwaikh, Rayanah Al Thuwaikh and Jowah Al Mattar, all of Egaila Kuwait; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, John Kokayko, George Kay and William Kokayko; and her son-in-law Ali Al Mattar.


McKeesport Daily News February 25, 2010

TRACEY CODDINGTON

Tracey Ann Coddington, 46, of Glassport, died Friday, February 12, 2010, at home. She was born in Pittsburgh, on September 25, 1963, to Eleanor Jones S. Hill of Lady Lake, Fla., and the late Jack Sainiak. She lived all of her life in Glassport and was a bartender at various bars. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Glassport, and volunteered for many church activities.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her daughter, Danielle N. Coddington of Glassport; son Garrett R. Sainiak of Glassport; brother John Sainiak of Lady Lake, Fla.; and significant other John Mehalcik of Glassport. She is also survived by her ex-husband Charles Coddington of Glassport.

There will be a visitation held Saturday, February 27, 2010, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the E. C. Finney Funeral Home, 235 Monongahela Ave., Glassport. Funeral service will be in the funeral home Saturday at 3 p.m.


McKeesport Daily News February 27, 2010

RONALD LEBER SR.

Ronald Chris Beneto Leber Sr., 72, of Glassport, died Friday, February 26, 2010, in his residence. He was born April 10, 1937, in McKeesport. He was preceded in death by his mother, Anselma Juarez Leber; a son, Raymond Leber; and a granddaughter, Jessica.

Ron was a school bus driver for Pennsylvania Coach Lines. He was a U.S. Army Vietnam War veteran and was a member of the White Oak American Legion Post No. 701 for 25 years. Ron spent many years devoting his time to the Mon Valley youth. He was a Scout Master for the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts from 1971 to 1984. He served as a coach for McKeesport Little Tigers Football from 1976 to 1978. He coached T­Ball/Cannonball base­ball from 1968 to 1972. In 1973, he started the McKeesport Baseball Association Colt team as manager of the “Tigers” and continued to manage Colt League baseball until 1980. In addition to managing, he was president of the Greater Suburban Pony-Colt Association from 1980 to 2000. During that time, he presided over 20 All­Star games.

He is survived by his wife Fae E. Black Leber; children Staci Ammer (Al), Ronald C. Leber Jr. (Amy), Shawn S. Leber (Patty), Jered L. Leber (Jacki) and Michael Leber (Lauren); grand­children Nick, Jered Jr., Jake, Brandon, Roni Lee, Anton, and Lauren; god­children, Anthony Leber and Michelle Leber Reynolds; brothers and sisters; nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received Monday, March 1, 2010, from 2 p.m. until the time of the funeral services at 8 p.m. in the Jaycox­Jaworski Funeral Home Inc., 2703 O’Neil Blvd., McKeesport, Pa., 15132.


McKeesport Daily News March 1, 2010

ADALOU BROWN

Adalou Brown, 99, of Simpsonville, S.C., formerly of Glassport, died Saturday, February 27, 2010, in Magnolia Place Nursing Home, in Greenville, S.C. She was born June 15, 1910, in Glassport, a daughter of the late Harry P. and Florence (Martin) McKenery. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church, Pelzer, S.C., and a former member of Glassport United Methodist Church. She was a McKeesport High School graduate and graduated from Slippery Rock Teacher’s College with a degree in education. She was the wife of the late William A. Brown, who died in 1982.

She is survived by her son William W. (Darla) Brown of Simpsonville, S.C.; daughter Marcia L. (Robert) McElravy of Glassport; four grandchildren, William (Ronda) Brown, Jeffrey (Lori) Brown, Todd (Deborah) McElravy and Tawnya Piser; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Gwen McCune, Betty Hermes and Ruth McGraw.

Friends will be received Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in E.C. Finney Funeral Home Inc., 235 Monongahela Ave., Glassport. Funeral is Friday, March 5, 2010, at 11 a.m. in Glassport United Methodist Church, with her son William W. Brown officiating. Interment in Jefferson Memorial Park.


McKeesport Daily News March 3, 2010

PATRICK CONLEY JR.

Patrick Eugene Conley Jr., 77, of Port Vue, formerly of Glassport, died Monday, March 1, 2010, at home. Born June 14, 1932, in Glassport, he was the son of the late Patrick Eugene Conley Sr. and Stella (Gouker) Conley and the husband of Lois Jean (Garland) Conley.

Mr. Conley was a laboratory technician at Harbinson Walker in West Mifflin, and a part-time police officer for Port Vue. He was a member of St. Mark Parish in Port Vue. Mr. Conley served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Vogelgesang and was a member of Port Vue American Legion Post 447. He was a PVAA little league coach, an avid hunter and Steelers fan.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by children Sharon (Spike) Raible of Liberty Borough, Patrick III (Lauren) of Finleyville, Warren (Laurie) of Houston, Texas, Leslie Conley of Port Vue, and Sean (Michelle) of Lincoln Borough; grandchildren Chad and Brett Bittner, Ryan, Ross, Tawni, Cameron and Cheyenne Conley; great-grandchildren Seth and Bridget Bittner and Christian Conley; sister Anna Mae (William) Wahrenberger of Port Vue; brothers­in-law Vernon Garland of Tionesta and Thomas (Vivian) Evans of McKeesport; nieces and nephews.

No visitation is scheduled. Memorial Mass will be celebrated Thursday, March 4, 2010, at 10 a.m. in St. Mark Parish in Liberty Borough with Father Gerald Mikonis. Private inurnment will be in Jefferson Memorial Park. Memorial contributions are suggested to the food banks of St. Mark Parish, Port Vue United Methodist Church, or Round Hill Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth. Arrangements entrusted to Willig Funeral Home and Cremation Services.


McKeesport Daily News March 3, 2010

EVELYN LIZIK

Evelyn Kudla Lizik, 89, formerly of Glassport, died Monday, March 1, 2010, in Sunrise Assisted Living of Cranberry. She was born January 28, 1921, in Glassport, daughter of the late Jacob and Agnes Pomykala Kudla and wife of the late John E. Lizik.

She was a homemaker and member of Queen of the Rosary Church of Glassport.

She is survived by four children, Joan (Tim) Goetz of Wexford, Robert (Debbie), Richard (Angela) and John (Lori) Lizik, all of Elizabeth Township; 10 grandchildren, Michele (Dean) Barberio, Danielle (Kris) Bell, Alex Goetz, Chelsea , Caitlyn, Cruise, Justin, Ryan, Jonathan and Luke Lizik; one sister, Sr. Edward Kudla; three brothers, Frank, Henry and John Kudla.

Friends will be received Thursday from 2 to 8 p.m. in Wojciechowski Funeral Home, 640 Vermont Ave., Glassport . Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, March 5, 2010, at 9:30 a.m. in Queen of the Rosary Parish. Entombment in Jefferson Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to Sisters of the Holy Spirit Retirement Fund.


McKeesport Daily News March 4, 2010

JAMES ROTHRAUFF

James S. Rothrauff, 83, of Glassport, died Wednesday, March 3, 2010. He was born January 7, 1927, in East McKeesport, son of the late Thomas and DeVera Rothrauff. He was a retired machinist for Byrus Erie in Glassport.

He is survived by wife Florence Jasiniski Rothrauff; three children, Robin VanEstencerg, Rebecca (James) Schmitt and Ronald (Karen) Rothrauff, all of North Huntingdon; three sis­ters, Betty Flickinger of North Versailles, Rosemae Lyden of East Pittsburgh, and Pat Peyinghaus of North Huntingdon; 16 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by son Reed; brother Thomas Rothrauff and beloved dog Mickey.

Friends will be received Friday, March 5, 2010, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the Wojciechowski Funeral Home, 640 Vermont Ave., Glassport , where a blessing service will take place at 8 p.m. with Father Casmir Kedzierski.


Tribune Review March 9, 2010

Sarah Everett

McKeesport

Sarah "Betty" Everett, 82, of McKeesport, formerly of Glassport, passed away Sunday, March 7, 2010, at UPMC McKeesport.

She was born June 19, 1927, in Elizabeth, to the late Walker and Magdelina Beckler Russell. She was married to James H. Everett Sr., who passed away in 1999. She is survived by her three daughters, Lena Martin, of McKeesport, Ruth Ann (Larry) Brownfield, of Finleyville, and Janet (James) Cogar, of McKeesport; and four sons, James (Margaret) Everett, of Charleroi, Markle (Irene) Everett, of Palmyra, N.J., Thomas (Michelle) Everett, of Turtle Creek, and Paul E. Everett, of Glassport. She is also survived by 21 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her three children, Jack, Rick and Betty Everett; and 12 brothers and sisters.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the E.C. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 235 Monongahela Ave., Glassport. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home with Pastor Ben Robinson officiating. Interment will follow at Round Hill Cemetery in Elizabeth Township.


McKeesport Daily News March 16, 2010

JANET COOKE

Janet B. Cooke, 55, of Glassport, died Monday, March 15, 2010. She was the daughter of the late John E. and Helen B. (Hudak) Thomas. She was a member of Queen of the Rosary Church.

Mother of Christopher (Shauna) Cooke of Sutersville, and Ashley M. Winzek of Glassport; and sister of Mary Catherine Valentine of Forward Township, John Thomas of West Virginia, Ron Thomas of Glassport, and Michael Thomas of West Homestead. She was preceded in death by her son Timothy Cooke and sister Kathy Reed.

Friends will be received Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in Wojciechowski Funeral Home, 640 Vermont Ave., Glassport, Pa., 15045 . A funeral mass will be Thursday, March 18, 2010, at 10 a.m. in Queen of the Rosary with the Rev. Kedzierski. Interment following in Calvary Cemetery, Port Vue.


McKeesport Daily News March 16, 2010

JOHN McCULLOUGH

John J. “Jack­Red” McCullough, 73, of White Oak, died Monday, March 15, 2010. He was the son of the late James and Catherine (McCartney) McCullough and husband of the late Janet and Shirley McCullough. He was a retired pattern maker for Delray Steel; Pitron and Bycyrus Erie. He served in the U.S. Army and was a graduate of Glassport High School.

Father of Coleen (Michael) Pompura of North Huntingdon, and Daniel (Lora) McCullough of Washington; stepfa­ther of Bethany (Jason) Sponaugle Wilt of White Oak; grandfather of Cathryn, April, Cameron and Emily; and best friend and companion of Belinda Vallus of White Oak.

Friends will be received Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in Wojciechowski Funeral Home, 640 Vermont Ave., Glassport, Pa., 15045 . A funeral mass will be Friday, March 19, 2010, at 10 a.m. in Queen of the Rosary Church with the Rev. Kedzierski.


McKeesport Daily News March 20, 2010

DOROTHY ELLIS

Dorothy Frances (Heiser) Ellis, 88, of North Huntingdon, formerly of Glassport, died Friday, March 19, 2010, in Service Specialty Hospital in UPMC McKeesport. Born July 31, 1921, in Glassport, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Veronica (Potamro) Heiser.

She was a retired secretary for The Realty Company, Ford Motor Company and Mitsubishi Motor Company, having worked for a total of 60 years. She was a member of St. Martin de Porres Roman Catholic Church, McKeesport, a Eucharistic minister, lector, usher and secretary for the parish council, secretary for the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women, South Central Allegheny Deanery, treasurer, vice president and secretary, member of the Confraternity of Christian Mothers, secretary for Post 1559 Catholic War Veterans Auxiliary, and secretary of the cemetery committee.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Stephen A. Ellis; and two brothers, Dr. Raymond Heiser and Victor Heiser. She is survived by a sister, Bernice H. (John) Palmiero of Glassport; nieces and nephews; great-nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in E. C. Finney Funeral Home Inc., 235 Monongahela Ave., Glassport . Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, March 22, 2010, at 10 a.m. in St. Martin de Porres Roman Catholic Church, McKeesport. Interment in New St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles.


McKeesport Daily News March 20, 2010

DOROTHY KACSAN

Dorothy F. Kacsan, 83, of North Versailles Township, died Wednesday, March 17, 2010, in John J. Kane Regional Center in McKeesport. Born April 16, 1926, in Glassport, she was a daughter of the late William and Wilma Slafka Stasko. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband John Paul “Jay” Kacsan. She was a member of St. Robert Bellarmine Parish in East McKeesport, and the ladies auxiliary of the Marine Corps League. She also loved volunteering at the St. Robert Bellarmine School Cafeteria.

Surviving are a son, Col. John Paul Kacsan Jr. of Florida; daughters Jane Thomas of New Jersey, Paula M. Sanner of North Huntingdon, and Marsha A. Kacsan of Modena, Pa.; grandchildren Christopher Thomas, Brian and Travis Kacsan, Joshua and Holley Sanner; great-grandchildren Brian and Sarah Kacsan; a sister, Mary Ann “Marsha” Worek of Las Vegas, N.V.; nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home Inc., 2703 O’Neil Blvd., McKeesport, Pa., 15132 . A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, March 22, 2010, at 10 a.m. in St. Robert Bellarmine Church with the Rev. John Brennan as celebrant. Entombment will follow in New St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles. Family requests memorial contributions to the John J. Kane Regional Center-McKeesport, 100 Ninth Ave., McKeesport, Pa., 15132.


McKeesport Daily News March 22, 2010

ANNA CIRTELLI

Anna D. Cirtelli, 84, of Liberty, died Saturday, March 20, 2010, in Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Born April 30, 1925, in Glassport, she was a daughter of the late Emidio and Camilla Borelli DeFalco Cirtelli.

She lived all her life in Glassport and was a member of Queen of the Rosary Roman Catholic Church, Glassport. Prior to retirement, she was employed as an administrative assistant by Westinghouse, retiring in 1983 after 37 years of service to Westinghouse, East Pittsburgh, and Trafford. She loved traveling. She loved classical music and attended many symphonies. Also, she was a poet, an avid reader and worked cross­word puzzles. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers Joseph and Pete DeFalco; and sisters Julia DeFalco and Carmella DeFalco.

She is survived by sisters Viola (John) George of Clairton, Theresa (Louis) Piotrowski of Glassport, and Mary Ann Martino of Homestead, Fla.; nieces and nephews; great and great-great-nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in E.C. Finney Funeral Home Inc., 235 Monongahela Ave., Glassport. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, March 24, 2010, at 10 a.m. in Queen of the Rosary Roman Catholic Church, Glassport, with Father Casimier Kedzierski as celebrant. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Port Vue.


McKeesport Daily News March 22, 2010

SHIRLEY GULEY

Shirley Jean Smith Guley, 66, of Glassport, died Wednesday, March 17, 2010, in Forbes Hospice Oakland Nursing Home.

She was born October 28, 1943, in West Grove, Pa., to John Patterson Smith Jr. and Florence Marie Chapman Smith. Shirley was a lifelong Glassport resident who worked as a sales clerk in the large appliance department of Sears, Century III Mall. She was a 1961 Glassport High School graduate and graduated from Robert Morris with a business degree.

She is survived by daughters Tracie (Bill) Sekulich of Glassport, and Laurie (George) Savaren of Elkton, Md.; brother Jack (Pam) Smith of New Mexico; and five grandchildren, Abby, Megan, Madison, Jesse and Callie. Shirley loved her grandchildren and night life.

There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

The family suggests contributions be made in Shirley’s name to Forbes Hospice, Children’s Home of Pittsburgh, 115 S. Neville St., Pittsburgh, Pa., 15213, attention Barbara Berger, or Lemieux Family Center, 5324 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa., 15224.

Arrangements are being handled by E. C. Finney Funeral Home, 235 Monongahela Ave., Glassport, Pa., 15045.


McKeesport Daily News March 23, 2010

HELEN FROBOUCK

Helen W. Frobouck, 81, of Bethel Park, originally from Glassport, died Sunday, March 21, 2010.

Helen was an active member of St. Thomas Moore Church, where she served as a Eucharistic minister and helped to organize various events and functions for the parish. She was employed with Macy’s for over 30 years. For the past four years of her life she was a tireless loving and devoted caretaker for her nephew John (Jay) Rizzo. She worked part time for Giant Eagle Market District in Bethel Park. She had many wonderful friends with whom she shared many adventures. She had the most wonderful sense of humor and fun-loving spirit. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Beloved wife of the late Peter Frobouck; loving mother of Stephen, Randy and Peter Frobouck, all of Pittsburgh; grandmother of Hunter Frobouck of Jackson Hole, Wyo., and Reagan Frobouck of Mt. Lebanon; also survived by nieces Flora Baker of Altoona, Patricia Solomon of Nashville, Tenn., Claudia Winklevoss of Las Vegas, Nev., and Mary Ann D’Amico of Downingtown, Pa.; great­nephews David J. Baker of Cecil, Vincent D’Amico of Downingtown, Pa., Jonathan Baker of Cleveland, Ohio, and Vincent Baker of Atlanta, Ga.; great-nieces Gina Nunn of Nashville, Tenn., Chrissy Bonivisto of New York, N.Y.; and many great-great-nieces and nephews.

Friends welcome Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in t h e Freyvogel-Slater Funeral Directors, 112 Fort Couch Road, Bethel Park (opposite Macy’s), South Hills Village. Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, March 25, 2010, at 10 a.m. in St. Thomas Moore Church. Everyone please meet at the church.


McKeesport Daily News March 23, 2010

BERTRAM WILLIAMS

Bertram G. Williams, 83, of Elizabethtown, and formerly of Glassport, passed away peacefully Friday, March 19, 2010, in the Hospice of Lancaster County in Mount Joy, Pa. Born September 25, 1926, in Jersey City, N.J., he was the son of the late Emory R. and Cora (Benzoni) Williams. He was married to May E. (Coddington) Williams for over 62 years. A veteran of World War II, Bertram proudly served with the U.S. Navy. He worked at U.S. Steel in Clairton for over 40 years and was a member of the Glassport American Legion Post No. 443.

In addition to his wife, he will be lovingly missed by three daughters, Carol J., wife of Sam Sloan of Harrisburg, Rita M., wife of Charles Maxwell of Mount Joy; and Berta M., wife of Al Demeri of Port Vue; a brother, Edward Williams of McKeesport; a sister, Helena Curd of Clairton; four granddaughters; and eight great-grandchildren.

Friends and fam­ily will be received Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Thursday, March 25, 2010, from 11 a.m. until the time of service at noon in the Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home Inc., 301 Curry Hollow Road, Pittsburgh, Pa., 15236.


Tribune Review March 24, 2010

Toni Rendulic

North Huntingdon

Toni Rendulic, 66, of North Huntingdon, died peacefully Monday, March 22, 2010, at home. She was born May 5, 1943, in Glassport, a daughter of Ruth Shaw Bryan, of Elizabeth, and the late Edwin Bryan.

Prior to her retirement, Toni was employed for 24 years as a dispatcher by the North Huntingdon Township Police Department, retiring in 2007. She was a member of St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon. Toni enjoyed knitting, sewing and crocheting, and created numerous lap blankets and afghans for veterans, nursing homes and various other organizations.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, George "Barney" Rendulic, in 1982; and her dearest friend, Rita Repickey. She was a loving and devoted mother to her children, Steven and his wife Shirley, Eric, and Michele Bell and her husband Mark, all of North Huntingdon. She will be sadly missed by her 11 grandchildren, Matt, Lee, Robby, MacKenna, Dalton, Madison, Cole, Jordan, Hunter, Chase and Marisa; and three great-grandchildren, Faith, Audra and Erin. Also surviving are a brother, David Bryan and his wife, Kim, of Sarasota, Fla.; a sister, Deborah Foscoe, of Elizabeth; nieces and nephews; many friends; and her beagle companion, Trixie.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the JAMES W. SHIRLEY FUNERAL HOME INC., Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon, followed by interment in Sacred Heart Cemetery, McKeesport. Memorials may be made to Interim Hospice Care or the American Cancer Society.


Stith Funeral Home Obituary March 18, 2010

Name: RICHARD EUGENE DUDLEY

Dates: Birth date: February 26, 1932 Death date: March 14, 2010
Obituary:
Resident of Florence, KY
Retired Airline Mechanic for TWA
Korean Army Veteran
Survived By:
Wife-Bernadine (Kasmarik) Dudley (GHS'51)
Daughter-Kathy (Harrison) Woodsmall of Edgewood, KY
Daughter-Kelly (Jeffrey) Doll of Union, KY
Son-Richard E. Dudley, Jr. of Florence, KY
Son-David A. Dudley (wife: Tonya) of San Antonio, TX
Brother-Ralph Dudley of Indianapolis, IN
6 Grandchildren
Memorials:
American Diabetes Association
644 Linn Street, Suite 304 Cincinnati, OH 45203
American Kidney Fund
6110 Executive Boulevard, Suite 1010 Rockville, MD 20852-9813
Visitation:
Stith Funeral Home 7500 Highway 42 Florence, KY 41042
Thursday, March 18, 2010 from 10 AM to 12 Noon
Service:
Stith Funeral Home 7500 Highway 42 Florence, KY 41042
Thursday, March 18, 2010 at 12 Noon
Cemetery:
Entombment
Forest Lawn Mausoleum Erlanger, KY
Most information obtained from Stith Funeral Home web page

Submitted by: Kathy Woodsmall on behalf of Bernie Dudley


McKeesport Daily News March 29, 2010

BARBARA SORRENTINO

Barbara J. Sorrentino, 55, of Glassport, died Sunday, March 28, 2010. She was born June 26, 1954, in McKeesport, and was the daughter of the late Carter and Mildred Fluharty Cooper. She was the proprietor of Joe’s Pizza in Glassport.

She was the wife of Joseph F. Sorrentino of Glassport. She is survived by children Joseph F. Sorrentino III, Carter J. Sorrentino and Lillian A. Sorrentino, all of Glassport; grandchildren Kelsea P. and Lyndee N. Sorrentino; also a sister, Brenda Bairett of Saltsburg, Pa.

Friends will be received Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in Hunter-Edmundson­Striffler Funeral Home, 600 Market St., McKeesport, Pa., 15132, 412-678-6191 . Service will be Thursday, April 1, 2010, at noon in the funeral chapel with Minister David Nolfi officiating. Burial to follow.

Remembrances may be made to the American Cancer Society, 320 Bilmar Dr., Pittsburgh, Pa., 15205.


McKeesport Daily News April 3, 2010

THEODORE MAZURKIEWICZ

Thoedore Mazurkiewicz, 81, of West Mifflin, formerly of Glassport, died Monday, March 29, 2010.

Theodore was a caring and loving husband, a compassionate and supportive father of two. He effortlessly and tirelessly spent time with both his sons in their daily lives and encouraged them to pursue their passions. Living life to its fullest, Theodore made countless sacrifices for his sons and never thought twice about it. His family always came first. Theodore proudly served as a Rifleman for the Marines and was honorably discharged in 1948. He gave a lifetime of service to Copperweld in Glassport until an on­the-job injury forced him into an early retirement. Throughout, Theodore maintained a zest for life and, as a snapshot of his devotion, spent countless hours at his wife’s bedside during her last years. He was admired by many for his ability to relax and not take life so seriously. Theodore was an extremely outgoing man. His gregarious nature made it so that everyone passing him on the street became a friend. He was loved and will be missed by many. Theodore passed suddenly at his home.

Beloved husband of the late Dolores “Dolly” Mazurkiewicz for 52 years; devoted father of Bruce “Moose” (Julie) and Brian (Michael Levine); brother of Irene Spisak, Helen Balaban, Eleanor Mazurkiewicz and the late John, Edward, Stanley, and Josephine; also survived by a special nephew Donald Cohen (his “3rd son”); step grandfather of Desirae and Brandy Hudson; and great-grandfather to Octivia.

Visitation will be Monday and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home, 301 Curry Hollow Road, Pleasant Hills . Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrat­ed Wednesday, April 7, 2010, at 10 a.m. in Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Old Elizabeth Road, West Mifflin. Entombment in Jefferson Memorial Park.


McKeesport Daily News April 6, 2010

STANLEY GALEZA

Stanley Chester Galeza, 89, of Elizabeth Township, died Monday, April 5, 2010. He was born August 15, 1920, in Glassport, and was the son of the late Joseph and Mary Pryzby Galeza.

He was a staff sergeant in the Air Force serving in World War II and had received several Bronze Stars. He had worked for the Veteran’s Administration Medical Center in Oakland for 17 years and had also worked for the former Pittsburgh Steel Foundry and the former Glassport Glass House. He was a member of the White Oak American Legion, White Oak AARP No. 2294 and the Elizabeth Township Historical Society.

He is survived by his wife Eileen Moxham Ohota Galeza; a daughter Diane Gobbel of Johnstown; sons Alan Galeza of Trafford and Paul Galeza of New Port Ritchie, Fla.; a sister Josephine Dorazio of McKeesport; grandchildren Zachariah and Amber Gobbel of Johnstown and Matthew Galeza of McKeesport; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by brothers Walter, Chester, William and Theodore Galeza; and a sister Ann Wawrzyniak.

Friends are welcome Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 6028 Smithfield St., Boston, Elizabeth Township. Funeral service will be Thursday, April 8, 2010, at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Andrew M. Wahl, officiating. Private interment with military honors will be in Peace Lutheran Cemetery, Greenock . Memorial contributions may be made to the Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 641 Zimmer Hill Dr., Greenock, Pa., 15047-0041.


McKeesport Daily News April 6, 2010

MICHAEL WIBLE

Michael Wible, 68, of Rowlett, Texas, died Saturday, March 27, 2010. Born December 24, 1941, in Glassport, he was the son of the late Henry and Anna (Demchack) Wible.

Michael was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus. He moved the family to Texas in 1978, as a machinist for Texas Instruments and later, Halliburton. Michael was a devoted family man, dedicated to his children and grandchildren. He was an avid golfer in his spare time.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years Jane Wible; daughter Janeen Pantoja; grandchildren Dillon Vera and Lindsey Pantoja; brothers James (Norma) and Roger (Mary Anne); sisters Regina (Fred) Thorne, Patricia (Peter) Burns, Kathleen Kiggins and Carol (David) Dranko; and sister-in­laws Bernadette Wible and Colleen Lief. He was preceded in death by his parents; son Eric Michael Wible; sister Sarah Krajack; and brothers Edward and Henry Wible.

Announcement provided by Willig Funeral Home and Cremation Services.


McKeesport Daily News April 7, 2010

PAUL DWOREK

Paul H. Dworek, 80, of Port Vue, passed away Tuesday, April 6, 2010. Born September 26, 1929, in Glassport, he was the son of the late Frank and Martha (Mikulski) Dworek Sr.

He was retired from USX Homestead Works, Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf and Calvary Cemetery. He was a member of St. Martin de Porres Parish, PNA Glassport, and American Legion Post 447. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

Paul is survived by his wife Mary Ann (Bertoti) Dworek; sons Christopher Paul (Betsy) and Cary Paul Dworek; a daughter, Mary Celeste (Robert) Soubeyrand; and grandchildren Heather Atkinson, Nicholas Paul Yaksic, Tyler Soubeyrand and Madeline Dworek. He is also survived by a brother, Theodore (Pauline) Dworek; and sisters Irene (Joe) Orenak, Jean (George) Hvozdik, Frances (Edward) Matlas and Martha (James) Opfer; nieces and nephews.

Friends may call today from 6 to 8 p.m. in the William H. Craig Funeral Home, 3000 Versailles Ave., McKeesport, Pa., 15132 . A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Thursday, April 8, 2010, at 10 a.m. in St. Martin de Porres Church. Interment with military honors will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Port Vue.


McKeesport Daily News April 7, 2010

DOROTHY MARTIN

Dorothy T. Martin, 87, of Glassport, died Tuesday, April 6, 2010, in UPMC McKeesport. She was born June 10, 1922, in New Kensington.

She was a 60-year Glassport resident and previously lived in Verona. She was a former cook from the Fisher Body GMC Plant in West Mifflin. She was a member of Glassport United Methodist Church and the women’s society of that church. She was a former minority inspector for the elections board of Glassport for 30 years. She was an outstanding baker and an avid Steelers fan.

She was a daughter of John Albert and Elizabeth Antoon Monsouir and the widow of Thomas N. Martin, who died in 1996. Survivors include a daughter, Roxanne I. (James) Humanic of Glassport; a brother, Phillip (Fran) Albert of Lower Burrell; and two grandchildren, Samantha and Jessica Humanic. Dorothy was preceded in death by five sisters, Sophia Bitar, Jenny Neasi, Mary Perna, Marie Marks and Rose Hadad; and two brothers, Walter and Roy Albert.

Friends will be received Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the E. C. Finney Funeral Home Inc., 235 Monongahela Ave., Glassport, where a funeral service will be Saturday, April 10, 2010, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Thomas Carr officiating. Interment will follow at a later date in Restland Memorial Park, Penn Hills.


McKeesport Daily News April 14, 2010

MARJORIE WELSCH

Marjorie A. Welsch, 88, of Glassport, formerly of Mount Washington, passed away on Tuesday, April 13, 2010.

Beloved wife of Glenn E.; loving mother of Linda Scandrol, Richard (Mary M.) Welsch, Robert (Terri) Welsch and Nancy (Al) Danastasio; caring grandmother of Timothy Welsch; also survived by nieces Carolyn Isenberg and Beverly Goehring.

Visitation will be Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home Inc., 301 Curry Hollow Road, Pleasant Hills , where a service will be Friday, April 16, 2010, at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Jefferson Memorial Park.


Tribune Review April 18, 2010

Elaine G. Aiken

Cecil Township Formerly of McMurray

Elaine G. Aiken, 83, of Cecil Township, formerly of McMurray, died Friday, April 16, 2010.

Daughter of the late Anna and Steve Gaydosh, of Glassport; sister of the late Howard Gaydosh and the late Donald Gaydosh. Beloved wife of 60 years to the late Thomas W. Aiken Jr.; dear and devoted mother of Anne (David) Elson, of McMurray, and Thomas W. (Donna) Aiken III, of Venetia.

Elaine graduated with honors from Glassport High School and received an academic scholarship to the University of Pittsburgh, where she graduated with a degree in chemistry. Upon graduation, she worked as a chemist for the U.S. Bureau of Mines and later for Westinghouse Astronuclear. Elaine then advanced her career as a technical writer of mine safety for the U.S Bureau of Mines, where she worked until her retirement.

She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church and Rolling Hills Country Club. Funeral arrangements by BEINHAUERS, McMurray. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Christ United Methodist Church, 44 Highland Road, Bethel Park, PA 15102 or to the charity of your choice.


McKeesport Daily News April 19, 2010

RUTH KISTLER

Ruth E. (Nesbit) Sekura Kistler, 57, of Glassport, died Sunday, April 18, 2010.

She was the beloved wife of Robert R. Kistler; mother of Joseph (Bethany) Sekura; grandmother of Courtney and Tyler Sekura; daughter of the late Robert C. and Ruth (Loughry) Nesbit Sr.; and sister of Robert C. (Virginia) Nesbit Jr., Patricia (John) McCamant, Diane (Andrew) Steiminger and Kathy (Mike) Dietz.

Friends will be received Tuesday and Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the Readshaw Funeral Home Inc., 1503 Brownsville Road, Carrick , where a funeral service will be Thursday, April 22, 2010, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Allegheny Valley School, 1996 Ewings Mill Road, Coraopolis, Pa., 15108­3380.


McKeesport Daily News April 21, 2010

TEDDY GEFERT

Teddy J. Gefert, 86, of Glassport, died Tuesday, April 20, 2010. He was the son of the late Martin and Anna (Schmidt) Gefert and husband of the late Helen (Kovac) Gefert. He was retired from Westinghouse Airbrake and served in the U.S. Army in World War II. He was a member of the PNA in Glassport.

He is survived by his son Thad J. (Cindi) Gefert of Columbiana, Ohio; grandson T. J. Gefert of Pittsburgh; sister Wanda Geffert of Glassport; and many nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Wojciechowski Funeral Home, 640 Vermont Ave., Glassport, Pa., 15045 . A funeral Mass will be Friday, April 23, 2010, at 10 a.m. in Queen of the Rosary Church with the Rev. Casimer Kedzierski. Entombment following in New St. Joseph Cemetery.


McKeesport Daily News April 22, 2010

JOHN MINICUCCI

John A. Minicucci, 86, of Glassport, died Tuesday, April 20, 2010. He was the son of the late Erminio and Maria Minicucci. He was a retired union plumber and also a retired plumber for Allegheny County. He was a member of Queen of the Rosary Church, Sons of Italy, American Legion in Plum Borough, Loyal Order of Moose, and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

He was the father of Dave S. Minicucci and Dina Wright, both of Glassport, and grandfather of Taylor, Buddy, John and Michael. He was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Minicucci.

Friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in Wojciechowski Funeral Home, 640 Vermont Ave., Glassport. A funeral blessing will be Saturday, April 24, 2010, at 10 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Casimer Kedzierski officiating. Interment following in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.


McKeesport Daily News April 23, 2010

BETTY COSTA

Betty L. Costa, 86, of Elrama, formerly of Glassport, died Wednesday, April 21, 2010, in Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Jefferson Hills Borough. Born February 1, 1924, in Listonburg, she was the daughter of the late Elmer Neil and Reba Jane (Bender) Cathell. Her life revolved around her family and her family revolved around her. She was the wife of the late Herman E. Costa, who died February 23, 2007.

She is survived by daughters Nancy Wiley of West Mifflin, Betty (Brian) Collage, with whom she resided, Donna (Ben) Fuller of Elrama, Mary Ann (Bob) Zoller of Pleasant Hills, Goldie (Ron) Lorch of Elrama; son Raymond (Trisha) Costa of Herminie; daughter Debbie (Chris) Beall of Elizabeth; nine grandchildren; 13 great­grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Goldie Cathell, and brothers Billy, James, Elmer Jay, and Denny Cathell.

A Memorial gathering is Saturday from 1 to 2 in the funeral home. Memorial service is Saturday, April 24, 2010, at 2 p.m. from A.J. Bekavac Funeral Home Chapel, Clairton, with the Rev. Thomas Carr officiating. Arrangements by A.J. Bekavac Funeral Home, 555 Fifth St., Clairton, Pa., 15025.


McKeesport Daily News April 24, 2010

ELSIE BRYER

Elsie A. Bryer, 87, of Glassport, died Thursday, April 22, 2010, peacefully at home. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Virginia (Rozanski) Roper, and wife of the late Victor R. Bryer.

She was the mother of Victor (Mary Lou) Bryer of North Versailles and Charles (Mary Sue) Bryer of Glassport; sister of Evelyn Nizinski of Glassport; also three grandchildren;

and 10 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport. A funeral Mass will be Tuesday, April 27, 2010, at 10 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Patrick Pugh. Interment following in Calvary Cemetery, Port Vue.


McKeesport Daily News April 26, 2010

MARGARET GILBERT

Margaret Elizabeth Gilbert, 87, of West Mifflin, formerly of Jefferson Hills, died Thursday, April 22, 2010, in Jefferson Regional Medical Center. She was born May 14, 1922, in Jefferson Hills to the late George W. and Frances Large Chambers. She was a member of Assembly of God in Glassport. She enjoyed raising her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Harvey K. Gilbert, who passed away in 1995; son Larry Gilbert; daughter Tina Anderson; and brother Clyde Chambers.

Survivors include eight daughters, Lola Dupin of McKeesport, Fran Lickert of Carrick, June (Gary) Bickerton of Jefferson, Sharon (Anthony) Giansante of Hudson, Fla., Wilma (Bernie) Williams of Clairton, Ellen Williams of Pittsburgh, Cheryl (Bill Bickerton) Rimsky of Jefferson and Sherry (Rob) Shuba of West Mifflin; two sons, Harvey Gilbert of Glassport, and Dale (Marianne) Gilbert of Elizabeth; daughter­in-law Pattie Gilbert of Clairton; 38 grandchildren; and 58 great­grandchildren.

The family received friends Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in S.M. Finney Funeral Home Inc., 432 N. Sixth St., Clairton. A funeral ser­vice will be Monday, April 26, 2010, at 1 p.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Norman Lascher officiating. Interment will follow in Round Hill Cemetery.


McKeesport Daily News May 4, 2010

LEE FETTERMAN

Lee W. Fetterman, 80, of Elizabeth (Forward Township), went home to be with his Lord Sunday, May 2, 2010, at his home. Born in Cloe, Pa., December 5, 1929, he was the son of the late Lee G. and Gertrude (Pittsley) Fetterman. Lee was a retired machinist from Copperweld in Glassport, and served in the U.S. Army. Lee loved and served the Lord in Mentor Road Bible Church and the New Tribes Mission.

He is survived by his wife Myrtle (Heckman) Fetterman, whom he married January 1, 1951; two sons, Terry (Pam) Fetterman of Bremerton, Wash., and Ken (Lucy) Fetterman of Belle Vernon; two daughters, Nancy (John) Knepshield of Perryopolis, and Peggy (Anthony)Turkovich of Hunker; eight grandchildren, Lee (Casie) Fetterman, Erik (Crystal) Fetterman, Jennifer White, Jessica (Bill) Goglin, Monica (Brian) Hough, Stephen Turkovich and fiancé Dani, Lee T. Fetterman and Autumn Fetterman; seven great-grandchildren, Erika Fetterman, Katie and Taylor White, Kate, Emily and Ian Hough and Lee Thomas Fetterman. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son and daughter­in-law Lee and Donna Fetterman; and a sister, Lois Capicotto.

Friends will be received Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the James C. Stump Funeral Home Inc., 580 Circle Dr., Belle Vernon/Rostraver Township, (724-929-7934). www.jamesstump­funeralhome.com., where a funeral service will be Thursday, May 6, 2010, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Darrel Evans officiating. Interment will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Township.


McKeesport Daily News May 4, 2010

PETER SPARICO JR.

Peter Francis Sparico Jr., 62, of Glassport, died Monday, May 3, 2010, in UPMC McKeesport. He was born March 24, 1948, in McKeesport. Peter lived for 16 years in Glassport, and previously in McKeesport.

He was a union laborer for Wyatt Construction Co. Inc. and he was also the owner and operator of Sparico’s Market for 10 years in McKeesport. He was a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War, serving on the John F. Kennedy Aircraft Carrier. He was a member of the Covenant Church in Wilkinsburg. He was also a bus and van driver for the church, an usher and stage design and Sunday School teacher for the church. He was a member of the Carpenters Union No. 142 and a volunteer for the food bank and lunch program for the children’s summer program. He went home to be with the Lord. He will be sadly missed and remembered and will always be in our hearts. He was the son of the late Peter F. Sr. and Dorothy Dunlop Sparico.

He was the husband of Ella Jean Musisko Sparico of Glassport; father of Edwin C. (Laura) Musisko of Elizabeth, and Peter F. Sparico III of Brentwood; brother of John “Jack” (Linda) Sparico of Hutchinson, Joseph (Sarah) Sparico of Elizabeth Township, and Dorothy “Janie” Sparico of New Brighton; grandfather of Owen and Addison; and uncle to many nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the E.C. Finney Funeral Home Inc., 235 Monongahela Ave., Glassport . Funeral services will be Thursday, May 6, 2010, at 11 a.m. in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the family.


McKeesport Daily News May 6, 2010

BERNT ALEX

Bernt “Swede” Alex, 90, of Elizabeth, died Monday, May 3, 2010, in Jefferson Regional Medical Center. He was born January 1, 1920, in Kosta, Sweden, son of the late Herman and Emmy Homequest Alex and husband of the late Anna Lorraine (Flowers) Alex. He was retired after 40 years as an operator of gas and electric furnaces for Copperweld in Glassport. He was a U.S. Army Private 1st Class veteran. He was a 1939 graduate of Glassport High School and served with the 320th Infantry 35th Division of the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a lifetime member of the Elizabeth Volunteer Fire Co. and was a volunteer for their bingo games for 21 years. He was also past com­mander of the American Legion Alonzo Weigel Post No. 553.

He is sur vived by daughter Evelyn (Carl) Folk of Elizabeth Borough; sons Robert (Dang) Alex of Montgomery, Ala., and Bernt “Rick” (Debbie) Alex of Elizabeth Township; son-in-law Greg Lewis; six grand­children, Greg (Holly) Lewis Jr., Ashley Lewis, Carl (Kelly) Folk III, Angela Folk and Eric and Christopher Alex; and two great grandchil­dren, Calvin Lewis and Ava Folk. He was pre­deceased by a daughter, Andrea Lewis.

Friends will be received Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in t h e Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 Second St., Elizabeth, Pa., 15037 . Funeral ser­vice will be Sunday, May 9, 2010, at 1 p.m. in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Thomas Carr. Burial in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Township.


McKeesport Daily News May 15, 2010

HELEN KUDLA

Helen Kudla, 83, of Port Vue, died Friday, May 14, 2010. She was the daughter of the late George and Mary Ocilka. She was a member of Queen of the Rosary Church.

She was the wife of John Kudla; mother of Susan (Bill) Nichols of West Mifflin and Ed (Cathy) Mihalek of Port Vue; grandmother of Keith (Holly Niccolai) Nichols of West Mifflin and Bethany (Aaron) Felter of Indiana, Pa.; great-grand­mother of Jacob and Erica Felter; and sister of Mary Golembiewski of Glassport. She was preceded in death by a sister, Anna Matta; and brothers Michael and George Ocilka.

Friends will be received Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. in Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport. A funeral Mass will be Tuesday, May 18, 2010, at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Casimir Kedzierski. Interment following in Calvary Cemetery, Port Vue.


McKeesport Daily News May 18, 2010

WANDA GEFFERT

Wanda W. Geffert, 94, of Glassport, died Monday, May 17, 2010. She was the daughter of the late Martin and Anna (Schmidt) Gefert. She was a retired production worker for Westinghouse Air Brake in Wilmerding and a member of Queen of the Rosary Church.

She is survived by nephews Thad Gefert of Columbiana, Ohio, Brian Gefert of Pittsburgh, Mark Gefert of Cleveland, Ohio, Jan Gefert of Erie, Andy Kapko of Detroit, Mich., and nieces Amy Gefert of Pittsburgh, Judy Kapko of Detroit, Mich., and JoAnn Kapko of Detroit, Mich. She was preceded in death by brothers Teddy Gefert, who died April 20, 2010, and John and Edward Gefert; also sisters Mary and Stella.

A funeral Mass will be Wednesday, May 19, 2010, at 10 a.m. in Queen of the Rosary Church with the Rev. Casimir Kedzierski. Interment following in Calvary Cemery, Port Vue. Funeral arrangements by Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport.


Winston-Salem Journal on May 17, 2010

Felix Guy Spagnola

SPAGNOLA BERMUDA RUN - On May 14, 2010, Felix Guy Spagnola passed on from this world to reunite with Our Lord.

He was born on December 22, 1937 in Glassport, PA to Lina Di Fiore and Vincenzo Spagnola. After his mother's death, Felix was raised by his father and stepmother, Constantina Borelli Spagnola.

Felix graduated from Duquesne University with a degree in Business and from Indiana University with a Master's in Public Administration. Before moving to Advance in 2003, he lived for 40 years in the Washington, D.C. area, working for GSA within the Federal Government. He was active at Holy Spirit and Holy Family Catholic Churches serving as a member of the CFM organization and the Knights of Columbus. During his life, he celebrated his love for God, family and people.

He is survived by his wife, Dee Spagnola; daughters, Susan Rutherford (and husband, Doug) and Karla Frazier (and husband, Larry); son, Joe Spagnola; grandchildren, Carter and Quinn Rutherford and Anne Marie Frazier; brothers, Anthony and Vincent Spagnola; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, May 18 at Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, May 19 at Holy Family Catholic Church at 3 p.m. Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com.


Pittsburgh Post Gazette May 22, 2010

PETER PAUL SIUDYLA

SIUDYLA PETER PAUL Age 84 formerly of Elizabeth Twp. died on Fri. May 21, 2010.

Peter was born on July 25, 1925 in Glassport the son of the late Peter P. and Helen Siudyla. Beloved husband of the late Helen Zigarovich Siudyla; loving father of Pat Readal (John) of Allison Park, Paul Siudyla (Maryjane) of Centerville OH, Nancy Lauzon (Edward) of Cranberry Twp.; grandfather of Matthew & Nathaniel Readal, Sarah Stover, Christopher & Alexandra Lauzon, Jessica Piper & Lindsey Karn; great-grandfather of Reese Piper & Maxwell Karn; brother of Rita Zyra & Barbara Anuszkiewicz of Glassport and predeceased by 6 brothers and 4 sisters.

Peter was the retired owner of Siudyla Medical Assoc. Inc., a graduate of Univ. of Pittsburgh and was an Ensign with the US Navy during WWII.

Friends received on Sun. from 2-4 & 7-9 PM in the JOHN M. DOBRINICK FUNERAL HOME INC., 702 7th St. (Rt. 130) Trafford, (412) 372-3111. Parting prayers Mon. at 9 AM in funeral home then a funeral mass at 9:30 AM St. Regis Church, Trafford. Entombment in New St. Joseph Mausoleum, N. Versailles.


McKeesport Daily News May 27, 2010

WALTER LEWAN

Walter Lewan, 80, of Avalon, formerly of Glassport, died Sunday, May 23, 2010. Walter was a Marine Corps veteran on active duty from 1952-1954, and in the USMCR until 1960. He was a long­haul trucker for 40 years and could drive any rig anywhere, anytime. He lived and died on his own terms. Dad, you’ve had the hammer down for 80 years, pull it over now and get some sleep. We’ll see you on down the road. Semper Fi, Steamboat.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 53 years, Sylvia; his son Steven and daughter-in-law Jacki of Bellevue; his daughter Stephanie and son­in-law Jim of Robinson Township; and grand­children Jimmy, Brianna, James and Amanda.

Funeral and internment will be private.

Professional services entrusted to the care of the Thomas M. Smith Funeral Home and Crematory Ltd., Blawnox.


McKeesport Daily News June 2, 2010

ANNA WEBSTER

Anna Jeanette Webster, 76, of McKeesport, died Sunday, May 30, 2010, in UPMC McKeesport. Born January 7, 1934, in Glassport: she was a daughter of the late Joseph B. and Anna Belle Morgan Gribschaw. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Glenn W. Webster. Anna was a member of St. Pius V Parish in McKeesport, and a former member of St. Stephen’s Roman Catholic Church and its Rosary Society.

She is survived by her sons Glenn Allen (Linda) Webster of Monroeville, Timothy J. Webster of Alpharetta, Ga., Mark S. (Brenda) Webster of McKeesport, Raymond S. (Danita) Webster of Purceville, Va., and David P. (Krystal) Webster of Sterling, Va.; and daughters Judith A. (Bill) Habjanetz and Amy (Duke) Alfer, both of McKeesport. Also surviving are 17 grand­children; six great-grand­children; sisters Agnes Berggren of W. Va., and Patricia Fleming of North Huntingdon; a brother, Eugene Gribschaw of Tarrs, Pa.; numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in t h e Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home Inc. 2703 O’Neil Blvd., McKeesport, Pa., 15132 . A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, June 4, 2010, at 11:30 a.m. in St. Mary Czestochowa Church in McKeesport, with the Rev. Tom Burke as celebrant. Interment will follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park, North Huntingdon.


McKeesport Daily News June 4, 2010

GALEN UNDERWOOD

Galen Ray Underwood, “Joe,” formerly of Lincoln Borough, died unexpectedly Monday, May 24, 2010, at his farm in Thomaston, Ga. He was born January 24, 1949, in McKeesport, son of the late Opal and Emery Underwood, also of Lincoln Borough. Joe was the former owner of Forrester’s Flower and Garden Shop in Atlanta, and had been current owner of Joe’s Plants and Pottery in Thomaston, Ga. Joe graduated from Glassport High School in 1966 and attended the Horticultural School of Chicago. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps in Okinawa during the Vietnam War.

Survivors include daughters Ivey Castleberry of Hickory, N.C., and Katie Underwood of Lanette, Ala.; brothers Ronald of Newnan, Ga., and Douglas of Port Vue; sisters, the late Karen Yeager of Export, Beverly Rudberg of Mt. Vernon, Vicki Underwood of Liberty Borough, and Toni Limbers of Clarksburg, W. Va.; granddaughters Sophie and Abbey Castleberry of Hickory, N.C.; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Friday, May 28, 2010, in the Chapel of Coggins Funeral Home in Thomaston, Ga.

Announcement courtesy of Willig Funeral Home.


McKeesport Daily News June 5, 2010

MARY FEDORE

Mary V. Fedore, 77, of White Oak, died Friday, June 4, 2010, at her residence. Born December 4, 1932, in Glassport, she was a daughter of the late Paul and Giovannia Fusco Massaro, wife of the late John E. Fedore, and sister of the late Antonette Massaro. A retired front-end coordinator for Giant Eagle in McKeesport, Mary was a member of St. Pius V Parish in McKeesport.

She is survived by her children Mary Ann (John) Carney of Tennessee, John P. (Debbie) Fedore of McKeesport, Thomas M. (Robin) Fedore of Torrance, Calif., and Michelle Hammerstrom of White Oak; grandchildren Cody, Brooke, Tommy, Kendall, Anthony, Nicky and Steven; great-grandchildren Darius and Stephanie; brother Joseph (Mary) Massaro of Harrisburg; sisters Philomena Popovich of Glassport and Mickeline (Gene) Urbanski of Lincoln Borough; also nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home Inc., 2703 O’Neil Blvd., McKeesport, Pa., 15132 . Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, June 7, 2010, at 10 a.m. in St. Mary Czestochowa Church in McKeesport with the Rev. Stephen A. Kresak as celebrant. Entombment will follow in New St. Joseph Cemetery Mausoleum in North Versailles.

Memorial contributions may be made to Family Hospice and Palliative Care, 50 Moffett St., Pittsburgh, Pa., 15243.


McKeesport Daily News June 5, 2010

WILLIAM SHAW, M.D.

William I. “Bill” Shaw, M.D., of Shadyside, died Wednesday, June 2, 2010. He was born July 9, 1936, in Glassport, the son of Robert H. Shaw and Gwendolyn Richards Shaw.

Dr. Shaw graduated from Glassport High School and received his bachelor’s degree at Washington and Jefferson College where he was a member of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity. He received his medical degree at the University of Pittsburgh. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving in Korea. Dr. Shaw found his home in Manhattan, N.Y., where he served his internship at Bellevue Hospital (NYC) and his residency at St. Luke’s Medical Center (NYC). He spent most of his life working at St. Luke’s Medical Center as a radiologist making his way back to Pittsburgh finishing off his medical career at Sewickley Hospital and radiology offices.

He is survived by sisters Mary Jane Shaw Holmes (the late Dean Holmes) and Sarah Catherine Shaw Wozniak (Paul); four nieces; one neph­ew; six grand-nieces and three grand-nephews.

A private memorial service will be held for Dr. Shaw’s family.

If desired, remembrances may be made to the Humane Society or WQED.

Arrangements by John A. Freyvogel Sons Inc., 4900 Centre Ave. at Devonshire Street, (412-621-1665).


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