Glassport, Pennsylvania

Obituaries of Glassport People


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Daily News, McKeesport, PA, March 3, 1937.

MRS. VIOLA ECONOMOS

Mrs. Viola Economos, 32, wife of Phillip Economos, of 819 Allegheny Ave., Glassport, died today at 8:05 at her home. Death was caused by a complication of ailments and followed a lingering illness.

She was born in Greece, Jan. 29, 1902, the daughter of William and Helen Hitzioanou. She was a member of the Evangelismos Greek Orthodox Church, Jenny Lind St., and had been a resident of this vicinity for the past nine years.

Surviving besides her husband, Phillip S. Economos, is one daughter, Mary, at home; three sisters, Mrs. Stella Karpathios, of Baltimore, Md.; Mrs. Irene Georgas, and Miss Georgia Hitzioanou, of Greece. Friends will be received at her late residence until Friday at 2 p. m. when funeral services will be conducted from the Evangelismos Greek Orthodox Church. Burial will follow in Versailles Cemetery.


Daily News, McKeesport, PA, July 29, 1943.

MRS. JULIA ZELEZNIK

Mrs. Julia Zeleznik, of 747 Indiana Ave., Glassport, died at McKeesport Hospital yesterday morning. She was about 65 years old, and had spent 43 years in Glassport.

Widow of Nicholas Zeleznik, she leaves six sons, John Petros, George, Michael, Charles and Peter Zeleznik, of Glassport; Joseph Zeleznik at home; two daughters, Sophia Zeleznik of Glassport; and Mrs. Bertha Hornfeck, at home; two brothers in Europe; a sister in New Jersey; and 14 grandchildren.

Funeral will be from the residence will be conducted at St. Nicholas Greek Catholic Church, McKeesport of which she was a member at 9 o'clock by the Rev. Michael Pipik. Interment 1 s to be in the parish cemetery.


Daily News, McKeesport, PA, January 19, 1946.

KENNETH J. NULL

Relatives have been notified by the War Department that Sergeant Kenneth J. Null, listed as missing since Jan. 8, 1945, has been declared dead.

Oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Null of 229 Monongahela Ave., he also is survived by his widow, Helen Kohler Null, and a two-year-old son Kenneth Jr, who make their home with Mrs. Null`s parents. Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Kohler, 634 Vermont Ave., Glassport.

Null entered the armed services in October, 1943, and went overseas in April, 1944. He worked at Clairton Works of Carnegie-Illinois Steel Corp. after being graduated from Glassport High School. While overseas he was attached to the First Company, 180th Infantry, 45th Division, of the Seventh Army.

In addition to his parents, wife and son, Sergeant Null leaves two brothers, Donald, who was formerly a paratrooper in the European theater, and Robert, who was Flight officer in the AAF in Corsica, and a sister, Mrs. George Frantz, all at home.


Daily News, McKeesport, PA, January 1, 1952

MRS. BERTHA A. KNAUS

Mrs. Bertha A. Knaus, 59, of 924 Delaware Ave., Glassport, died yesterday at 3 p. m. in McKeesport Hospital. Friends are to be received at the Wojciechowski Funeral Home in Glassport until 8:30 a. m. Friday.

Requiem high mass is set for 9 a. m. Friday in St. Mary's German Roman Catholic Church, McKeesport, with the Rev. W. C. Fromme officiating and interment will be in the parish cemetery.

Daughter of the late Frank and Katharine Ulrich, Mrs. Knaus was born in Austria on May 10, 1892. She had resided in Glassport for 39 years and was a member of St. Mary's Church in McKeesport and the German Benevolence Society of McKeesport.

In addition to her husband, Ludwig Knaus, she is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Kathryn Hruska of New Castle, Mrs- Marie Mayou of Glassport, Mrs. Tresa Smetana of New Castle and Mrs. Vera Swauger of Glassport; two sons, John Knaus of Glassport and Richard of Warren, Pa.; seven grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Antonio Reisnauer.


Daily News, McKeesport, PA, March 26, 1955.

ALFRED JAY NULL

Friends will be received at the Finney Funeral Home in Dravosburg after 7 p. m. today for Alfred Jay Null, 63, of Seven Ohio Ave., Glassport, who died yesterday at 7:20 p. m. in McKeesport Hospital after a brief illness.

Son of the late Amos and Ada Hough Null, Mr. Null was born in Braddock on Feb. 5, 1892. He had been a resident of Glassport, for 25 years and was foreman of the U. S. Steel by-product coke plant in Clairton.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Florence Matthews Null; two sons. Robert M. Null of Greenock and Donald C., at home; one daughter, Mrs. George Franz of West Mifflin; three grandchildren; three sisters, Miss Mary Jo Null and Miss Gail Null, both of Pittsburgh and Mrs. Fenton Mitchell of Braddock.

Services will be conducted in the funeral home on Monday at 1 :30 p. m. by the Rev. W. S. Hamilton and interment will follow in Jefferson Memorial Park.


Daily News, McKeesport, PA, February 2, 1957.

FRANK J. SHUMBER

Friends are being received at the Lorenzo Funeral Home, Glassport, for Frank John Shumber, 68, of 640 Indiana Ave., Glassport, who died on Saturday in McKeesport Hospital.

Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Constance John Shumber, he was born Jan. 17, 1889, in Lithuania. He was a retired employe of the Copperweld Steel Co. in Glassport and a member of St. Cecelia's Roman Catholic Church, Glassport.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Amelia Baranuskas Shumber; a daughter, Mrs. Helen Leshnock of Glassport; three sons, Anthony and Frank Shumber, both of Glassport, and Vincent of Homestead; 11 grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Adella Vrubley and Mrs. Tillie Markowich, both of Sheboygan, Wis.

The Rev. W. A. O'Hara will sing a high mass of requiem tomorrow at 9 a.m. in St. Cecelia's Church and interment will follow in New St. Joseph's Cemetery.


Daily News, McKeesport, PA, August 23, 1957.

LOUIS E. MARINI

Friends are being received at the Hunter- Edmundson - Striffler Funeral Home for Louis Ernest Marini, 38, of Ridge Rd., R. D. 4, Irwin, who died today in West Penn Hospital, Pittsburgh, after a long illness.

High mass of requiem will be sung Monday at 11 a. m. in St. Stephen's Roman Catholic Church by the Rev. Raymond Novak and burial will be in New St. Joseph's Cemetery.

Son of the late Joseph and Mary Shletza Marini, Mr. Marini was born in Glassport and formerly was employed as a turn foreman at Kelsey Hayes Wheel Co. He was a member of St. Stephen's R. C. Church.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Irene Piskor Marini; a daughter, Judith at home; two brothers, Arthur Marini of Glassport and Henry Marini of Liberty and a sister, Mrs. Edith Slafka of Glassport.


Daily News, McKeesport, PA, May 5, 1958.

Robert E. Whirl Dies in Glassport

Educator Was Known In Sports Field

Robert Elton Whirl, 48, principal of Glassport High School, died yesterday in his home, 26 Ohio Ave., Glassport.

Friends are being received at the Lorenzo Funeral Home in Glassport where services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p. m. by the Rev. W. S. Hamilton. Burial will follow in Richland Cemetery.

Mr. Whirl was born April 7, 1910 in Versailles, a son of Samuel and Margaret Gregg Whirl. He had resided in Glassport most of his life and following his graduation from Slippery Rock State Teachers College in 1932, he became physical education teacher in Glassport High School. He served as coach of both junior high and varsity basketball teams. He was named principal of the high school in 1951.

He was a member of the Glassport Methodist Church and the I.O.O.F. of Glassport, a member of the Suburban Pittsburgh Basketball Association of P.I.A.A., the Pennsylvania State Educators Association, and the National Educators Association.

Surviving are his widow Mrs. Ruth L. Cox Whirl; a son, Robert Gary Whirl at home: his parents of Glassport and a sister. Mrs. Mabel Ryckman of Murrysville.


Daily News, McKeesport, PA, August 28, 1961.

FELIX G. REPINE

Felix G. Repine, former Glassport councilman, died suddenly today in his home, 203 Monongahela Ave., Glassport.

Son of the late Joseph and Frances Repine, he had resided in Glassport 30 years. He vas a member of St. Cecilia's Roman Catholic Church, Glassport, and was employed at Cox's Men's Store.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Margaret Fitzpatrick Repine; a daughter, Jane Louise at home; three sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Paluso, Mrs. Edith Arrigo and Mary Repine and five brothers, Charles, James, Angelo, Michael and Allison Repine, all of Charleroi.

Friends will be received at the Lorenzo Funeral Home, Glassport, beginning today at 7 p. m. High mass of requiem will be sung Tuesday at 10 a. m. in St. Cecilia's Church with the Rev W. A. O'Hara officiating. Burial will follow in New St. Joseph's Cemetery.


Daily News, McKeesport, PA, August 28, 1961.

MRS. JULIA TROMBETTA

Mrs. Julia D'Addario Trombetta, 75, of 1012 Indiana Ave., Glassport, died early today in the John J. Kane Hospital, Scott Twp.

Beginning at noon tomorrow, friends will be received at the Charles R. Lorenzo Funeral Home, Glassport. The Rev. W. A. O'Hara will offer high mass of requiem at 9 a. m. Wednesday in St. Cecilia's Roman Catholic Church, Glassport, and burial will follow in St. Mary's German Catholic Cemetery, McKeesport.

Mrs. Trombetta, a Glassport resident 54 years, was born Feb. 7, 1886, in Italy, a daughter of the late Frank and Crianchetta DePasqual D'Addario. She was a member of St. Cecilia's Church.

She leaves a daughter, Mrs. Margaret Bellamo of California; four grandchildren; three great grandchildren; a brother Florindo D'Addario of McKeesport and a sister Mrs. Mary DiMarino, also of McKeesport.


Daily News, McKeesport, PA, June 22, 1962.

STEPHEN DZURENDA

Former Glassport Councilman Dies

Stephen C. Dzurenda, 50, former Glassport Councilman for 12 years, died yesterday at 9:45 p.m. in St. Francis Hospital, Pittsburgh.

Mr. Dzurenda, a resident og Glassport for 32 years lived at 1016 Vermont Ave. and operated a business in Hazelwood. He was a member and former trustee of Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church and belonged to its Holy Name Society. He also belonged to the Polish National Alliance 750 and the Glassport Slovak Club. Formerly active in area sports he had been manager of Glassport American Legion Baseball Team and had served as coach for the Glassport Odds Football Team.

Born September 2, 1911 in what is now Czechoslovakia, he was the son of Mrs. Mary Maceyko Dzurenda of Glassport and the late Stephen Dzurenda.

He leaves his widow, Mrs. Anna Macejko Dzurenda; his mother; daughters Mary Ann, Barbara, Theresa and Rita, and sons, Stephen, Andrew and Gary, all at home; sisters Mrs. Margaret Knapik in California, Mrs. Ann Hartman and Mrs. Helen Korenoski, both of Glassport.

Friends will be received after 7 p.m. today at the Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport. A blessing at the funeral home at 8:30 a.m. Monday will be followed by a high mass of requiem in Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, McKeesport. The Rev. Edward J. Duwell will officiate and burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery, Port Vue.


Daily News, McKeesport, PA, June 22, 1962.

MRS LYDIA RANTA

Mrs. Lydia E. Ranta, 69, of 1005 Atlantic Ave., Glassport died today in McKeesport Hospital.

Friends will be received after 1 p.m. tomorrow at the Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport, where services will take place at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in the McKeesport and Versailles Cemetery.

Mrs. Ranta, a resident of Glassport 45 years, was born Feb. 10, 1893, in Finland.

She was the widow of Toivo (Tom) Ranta. Surviving are daughters, Mrs. Rhoda Spanbauer of Glassport; and Mrs. Anne Clemm of Camp Hill, Pa.; a son, Walter Ranta of Clairton; four grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Amanda Natunen and Mrs. Tilda Uatila, both of Spencer, N. Y.; and alma and Hilda Salomaa in Finland; brothers Paul Salo of Sparrows Point, Md., Arvo and Kalic Salomaa, both of Finland.


Daily News, McKeesport, PA, September 16, 1963.

MRS. DOROTHY NAYLOR

Mrs. Dorothy Naylor, 35, of 120 High St., Elizabeth, died today in McKeesport Hospital.

She was born Jan. 17, 1928, in Glassport, a daughter of Alex and Mary Ighnat Kurta. She was a member of St. Michael Roman Catholic Church of Elizabeth.

Survivors, in addition to her parents who live in Glassport, are her husband, Russell H. Naylor; a son, Russell Jr. at home; brothers, Alex Lokash, John, Charles Robert, Andrew and Michael Kurta, all of Glassport, George Kurta of Duquesne, Frank and Richard Kurta, both of Port Vue; and sisters, Mrs. Anna Kovaly of Port Vue, Mrs. Marie Boucher in Florida and Mrs. Betty Gary of Elizabeth.

Friends will be received beginning at 7 p.m. today at the Wojchiechowski Funeral Home, Glassport. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.


Daily News, McKeesport, PA, November 25, 1963

JOSEPH PATER

Requiem mass for Joseph E. Pater of 1217 Grove St., Clairton, will be offered at 11 a.m. tomorrow in St. Clare Roman Catholic Church, Clairton. The Rev. Thomas Walsh will officiate and burial will be in new St. Joseph's Cemetery, East McKeesport.

Friends are being received at the A. J, Bekavac Funeral Home, Clairton, from 2 to 5 and 7 to 10 p.m.

Mr. Pater, 64, a retired plant guard at Pittsburgh Steel Foundry, Glassport, and a former operator of a Glassport meat market, died Saturday in his home.

He was born Jan. 30, 1899, in McKeesport and lived in Clairton 21 years. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Veronica C. Pater; a daughter, Mrs. John F. Bradley of Glassport; sisters, Mrs. Agnes Wesolowski and Mrs. Martha Iwanowski, both of Glassport, Mrs. Catherine Thompson and Mrs. Elizabeth Kerlin, both of East Pittsburgh; brothers, Anthony J. of Baltimore and Alphonse of Los Angeles, Calif.; and eight grandchildren.


Daily News, McKeesport, PA, March 25, 1964.

JOHN D'ANGELO

John Louis D'Angelo, 49, of 821 Monnngahela Ave., Glassport, died yesterday in West Penn Hospital Pittsburgh.

Mr. D'Angelo, a coremaker at the Pittsburgh Steel Foundry in Glassport, was a member of St. Cecilia's Roman Catholic Church, Glassport, its Holy Name Society, the Parent-Teacher Association of the Divine Redeemer Academy; C. I. O. A. F. L., Local 1306; and the Catholic Men's Organization, Glassport. He was financial secretary of the Sons of Italy No. 941.

A son of Luigi D'Angelo of Glassport and the late Erminia D'Angelo, be was born in Glassport. Surviving, in addition to his father, are his wife Mrs. Rose Sgattoni D'Angelo; a daughter, Teresa Maria at home; sons, Louis J. and John A. both of Glassport; four grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Mary Campano, and Mrs. Adeline Prelock, both of Glassport, and Mrs. Caroline Cheverini of McKeesport; and brothers, Anthony and George of Glassport.

Beginning at 7 p. m. today, friends will be received at the Charles. R. Lorenzo Funeral Home, Glassport, where a blessing will be offered at 11 a. m. Saturday. Interment will follow in New St. Joseph Cemetery. A high mass of requiem will be offered at 8 a. m. Monday in St. Cecilia's Church with the Rev. W. A. O'Hara officiating.


Daily News, McKeesport, PA, September 6, 1966.

IRWIN BABYAK

Requiem high mass for Irwin A. (Dutch) Babyak, 52, of 806 Vermont Ave., Glassport, will be held at 9 a.m. tomorrow in St. Cecilia Catholic Church, Glassport, the Rev. W. A. O'Hara officiating.

Friends are being received at the Edmund E. Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport, and burial will he in New St. Joseph's Cemetery, East McKeesport.

Mr. Babyak, lifetime area resident and retired owner of the Irwin Potato Chip Co. here, died Sunday. He vas a member of St. Cecilia Church; Eagles Glassport Aerie 1185, Reliance Hose Co. No. 2 of Glassport and Catholic Men's Organization of Glassport.

Born in McKeesport, July 14, 1904, Mr. Babyak was a son of the late Andrew J. and Mary Ann Shilling Babyak. Survivors include brother; Emil and Ernest at home, I. John Babyak of McKeesport, William and Vincent of Glassport and Alfred of Lincoln Borough; and 4 sisters, Mrs. Irene Belusar, Mrs. Christina Timko, Mrs. Isabella Witt and Mrs. Valeria Makar, all of Glassport.


Daily News, McKeesport, PA, April 1, 1968

JOHN FERRONE

John Ferrone, 62, of 615 Ninth St., Glassport, retired craneman for Copperweld Steel Co., Glassport, died yesterday in McKeesport Hospital.

Friends are being received from 1 to 5 and 7 to 10 p.m. at the Edmund E. Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport. High mass of requiem will be offered at 9 a.m. Wednesday in St. Cecilia Catholic Church, Glassport, the Rev. W. A. O'Hara officiating.

Burial will be in New S t . Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles. Mr. Ferrone; a Glassport resident 28 years, was born Feb. 26, 1906, in Italy, son of the late Anthony and Rose Ferrone. He was a member of St. Cecilia Church and its Holy Name Society. Survivors are his wife, Anna Stunda Ferrone; sons, Richard J. of Canonsburg and Bernard A. Ferrone of Pleasant Hills; three grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Esther DeJulius of Glassport.


Daily News, McKeesport, PA, June 6, 1968.

MRS. MARY HREHOCIK

Mrs. Mary V. Hrehocik, 71, of 1107 Ohio Ave., Glassport, a 55 year area resident, died yesterday in McMurray, Pa., Manor Convalescent Home. She was a member of St. Cecilia Catholic Church, Glassport, and St. Ann Jednota Lodge No. 200 of Glassport.

Born Aug. 2, 1896, in what is now Czechoslovakia, Mrs. Hrehocik was the daughter of Mrs. Anna Mendzezoff in Czechoslovakia, and the late John Mendzezoff. Widow of John Hrehocik, Mrs. Hrehocik leaves, in addition to her mother, daughters, Mrs. Theresa Krandall, with whom she resided, Mrs. Margaret Andrekanic of Liberty, Mrs. Ann Durkay of Clairton, Mrs. Helen Korinko of Lorain, O. and Mrs. Mary Ann Matias and Mrs. Frances Hospodar, both of Glassport; sons, Stephen J. Hrehocik of Port Vue, Andrew M. of Finleyville, George E. of McMurray and John J. of Cleveland; 21 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Julia Butkowski and Mrs. Elizabeth Havkey, both in Czechoslovakia, and Mrs. Anna Szabo of Lorain; and brothers, Michael Mendzezoff in Czechoslovakia and Paul and John, both in Canada.

Beginning at 7 p.m. today, friends will be received at the Edmund E. Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport. Reqquiem high mass will be offered Monday at 9 a.m. in St. Cecilia Church by the Rev. W. A. O'Hara. Burial will follow in New St. Joseph's Cemetery, North Versailles.


Daily News, McKeesport, PA, October 24, 1968.

LOUIS DiMARTINO

Louis DiMartino, 73, resident of Glassport 57 years and retired employe of Copperweld Steel Co. there, died today in his home, 729 Monongahela Ave.

Friends will be received after 1 p.m. tomorrow at the Charles Lorenzo Funeral Home, Glassport. Requiem high mass will be offered at 9 a.m. Monday in St. Cecilia Catholic Church, Glassport, the Rev. W. A. O'Hara officiating. Burial will take place in New St. Joseph Cemetery, N o r t h Versailles.

Mr. DiMartino, born Feb. 8, 1895, in Civitella Messer Raimondo, Italy, was a son of the late Nicholas and Mary Ann Masciantonio DiMartino. He was a member of St. Cecilia Church and a charter member of the Sons of Italy, Glassport Lodge 941.

Survivors are his wife, Elizabeth Dippolito DiMartino; sons, Nicholas and Ralph, both of Glassport, Joseph of Pittsburgh and Anthony of Homestead, Fla.; 12 grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Rose Martino and Mrs. Rosario Leporini, both in Italy.


Daily News, McKeesport, PA , February 11, 1970.

FRANK ROMMEL

A lifetime Glassport resident, Frank D. Rommel, 71, of 316 Fifth St., died yesterday in McKeesport Hospital. He was a retired mold maker for U.S. Glass Co., Glassport.

Mr. Rommel was past president and past secretary-treasurer of the Glassport School District, and was a member of American Flint Glassworkers Union. He also was a member of St. Cecilia Church, Glassport, and its Holy Name Society; and Senior Citizens of Glassport.

Survivors include his widow, Harriett Lyon Rommel; son Dr. Frank L. Rommel of Elizabeth Twp.; daughters, Mrs. Mary Phorsich of Penn Hills and Mrs. Patricia Shuster of Reston, Va.; 14 grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Harriet Nicholls of White Oak, Mrs. Margaret Strahl of Pittsburgh and Mrs. Elizabeth Stinner of Niles, O. Born in Glassport, July 1, 1898, he was the son of the late Harry P. and Gertrude A. Barbetta Rommel.

Friends are being received from 2 to 5 and 7 to 10 p.m. in Edmund E. Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport. Funeral there at 8:30 a.m. Friday will be followed by requiem high mass at 9 in St. Cecilia Church. The Rev. W. A. O'Hara will officiate and interment will be in St. Michael Catholic Cemetery, Southside, Pittsburgh.


Daily News, McKeesport, PA, July 26, 1971.

ANGUS HANLEY

Angus J. Hanley, 66, of 107 Monongahela Ave., Glassport died yesterday in Divine Providence Hospital, Pittsburgh.

A Glassport Councilman from 1958 to 1965, a former Glassport Constable and a president for two terms of Local 1306, United Steelworkers of America, he was a member of St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Glassport a life member of Reliance Hose Co. there and had been made an honorary member of the United Steel Workers of America.

Mr. Hanley was born in Philadelphia, April 25, 1904, son of the late Timothy and Emily Guest Hanley. He had resided in Glassport 60 years and retired as a foreman of Pittsburgh Steel Foundry after 44 years of service.

Survivors include his widow, Margaret Goshio Hanley; daughters Mrs. Rosemary Smith and Mrs. Nancy Lee Kollar of Irwin; two granddaughters; and a sister, Mrs. Grayce Meisl of Elizabeth.

Friends will be received after 1 p.m. tomorrow in the Charles R. Lorenzo Funeral Home, Glassport. Requiem high mass will be offered Saturday at 9 a.m. in St. Cecilia Church. Interment will follow in New St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles. The Rev. W. A. O'Hara will officiate.


Daily News, McKeesport, PA, July 26, 1971.

JACOB KENDAL

Services for Jacob (Jack) Kendal, 57, of 137-E Royal Oak, Dr., White Oak, who died Saturday in McKeesport Hospital, were held yesterday in the chapel of F. Striffler's of White Oak. Rabbi Irvin I. Chinn officiated and interment followed in Elrod Cemetery.

Mr. Kendal was a former Glassport resident, an agent for Philadelphia Life Insurance Co. and a member of B'Nai Israel Synagogue of Glassport and B'Nai B'rith Men. He was the past president of Life Underwriters Association of McKeesport and Glassport Rotary Club.

Survivors include his widow, Esther Klein Kendal; son, Ronald D. of White Oak; daughters, Sheryl at home and Mrs. Miriam Leib of White Oak; brothers, Abraham Kendall of McKeesport and Albert Spodek of Pittsburgh; sisters, Mrs. Frances Haberman of Salisbury, Md., Mrs. Hilda Diamond of Pittsburgh and Mrs. Bessie Glantz of Elizabeth; and four grandchildren. He was born in New York City, Dec. 11, 1913, son of the late Bernard and Mollie Bratter Kendal.

Family suggests contributions be made to Joslin Diabetes Clinic, Boston, Mass.


Daily News, McKeesport, PA, February 14, 1972.

VICTOR MEISL

Victor J. Meisl, 64, of 207 North Monongahela Ave., Glassport, died yesterday in McKeesport Hospital. He had resided in Glassport 62 years and was the owner and operator of Vic's Barber Shop there.

Surviving are his widow, Mary Milasko Meisl; son, Ronald J. of Glassport; three grandchildren; brothers, Leo and Joseph Meisl of Elizabeth; and sister, Mrs. Teresa Shatzer of McKeesport.

Mr. Meisl was a member of St. Cecilia Church and treasurer of its Men's Bowling League; a charter member of the Catholic Men's Organization of Glassport; and a member of the Fort Pitt Lodge 1 Fraternal Order of Police and F. O. Eagles of Glassport and the Barbers' Union of McKeesport.

Friends will be received from 2 to 5 and 7 to 10 p.m., starting... Mass will be offered by the Rev. Cornelius Gildea at St. Cecilia Church. Burial at Round Hill Cemetery


Daily News, McKeesport, PA, August 1, 1972.

LEONARD EHRENREICH

Leonard Ehrenreich, 61, of 229 Ohio Ave., Glassport, died today in McKeesport Hospital. He was the owner of Leonard's Fruit Market on Walnut St., McKeesport, and a member of B'nai Israel Congregation in Glassport, Gemilas Chesed Congregation in White Oak and the local B'nai B'rith Lodge.

Surviving are his widow, Ruth Ehrenreich; children, Irwin of Pittsburgh and Sanford and Karen at home; and two grandchildren. A resident of Glassport 30 years, he was born Dec. 25, 1910, in Czechoslovakia, son of the late Jacob and Yelta Friedlander Ehrenreich.

Funeral services took place this afternoon an the John J. Gowaty Funeral Home with Rabbi Irvin I. Chinn officiating. Interment followed in Elrod Cemetery.


Daily News, McKeesport, PA, July 5, 1974.

VINCENT BABYAK

Vincent W. Babyak, 58, of 739 Michigan Ave., Glassport, died Wednesday in McKeesport Hospital. Born in Glassport, Jan. 28, 1916, he was the son of the late Andrew and Mary Ann Schilling Babyak. He was a steelworker in Homestead plant, U.S. Steel Corp., was formerly associated with the Irwin Potato Chip Company in McKeesport and was a member of St. Cecilia Church, Glassport.

Survivors include his wife, Bernice A. Pacewicz Babyak; children, Vincent W. Jr. of Richmond, Va., and Francis Babyak and Mrs. Colette A. Kacik at home; two grandchildren; sisters. Mrs. Irene Belusar, Mrs. Christian Timko and Mrs. Isabel Witt of Glassport and Mrs. Valeria Makar of White Oak; and brothers, William and Ernest Babyak of Glassport and Alfred of Lincoln.

Friends are being received from 2 to 5 and 7 to 10 p.m. in the Edmund E. Woiciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport. Funeral will begin there Saturday at 9:30 a.m. with mass of resurrection at 10 in St. Cecilia Church, the Rev. Cornelius Gildea officiating. Burial will be in New St. Joseph Cemetery.


Melvin Jacob Naser

Obituary taken from the Daily News, McKeesport, PA , June 26, 1976.

Melvin Naser Dies at Home

Melvin Jacob Naser. 80, of 8 Virginia Rabe Manor, Donora, died today at home. He retired in 1961 as superintendent of Glassport School District. A graduate of Washington and Jefferson College, he was a member of its alumni. He was high school principal of Anwell Twp. at Lone Pine before moving to Glassport and assuming the high school principal position there.

Mr. Naser was a U. S. Army veteran of World War I, charter member of Glassport American Legion Post 443, member of Glassport Rotary club with 46 years of perfect attendance, American Association of Retired Persons and past president of Donora Historical Society. He was a licensed lay speaker and served as lay minister for Jenny Lind United Methodist Church from 1944 to 1946 and was active in the Glassport and Donora United Methodist Churches.

Born in Washington. Pa.. Sept. 10. 1895. he was a son of the late Jacob John and Wilmetta Bell Naser. Surviving are his widow, Virginia Rabe Naser; children, Melvin Jack Naser of Penn Hills and Virginia Edwards and Sara Piper of Oakmont; eight grandchildren; two great grandchildren: brother, Frank Naser, of Washington.

Friends will be received from noon to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow and 1 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday in the James A. Rabe Funeral Home, Donora. Service will be conducted there Tuesday at 1 p.m. by the Rev. Lawrence Raughley and the Rev. H. Randolph H. Randolph Edwards. Burial will be in Monongahela Cemetery.


McKeesport Daily News May 5, 1974

MRS WILMA STASKO

Mrs. Wilma A. Stasko, 69, of 528 Indiana Ave., Glassport, died today at home. A Glassport resident 60 years, she was a member of St. Cecilia Church there, its Confraternity of Christian Mothers, Glassport Senior Citizens and Mother's Club and Jednota Branch 479.

Born April 4, 1905, in Czechoslovakia, she was the daughter of the late Julius and Mary Marwritz Slafka and the widow of William R. Stasko. Survivors include daughters, Mrs. Velma Petras of Clairton, Mrs. Dorothy Kacsan of North Versailles Twp. and Mrs. Mary Ann Worek of Michigan City, Ind.; sons Donald Stasko of Port Vue and Albert of White Oak; 18 grandchildren; and brothers, Julius, Andrew and Stephen Slafka of Glassport, Albert of Greenock and Cyril in Texas.

Friends will be received from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m., beginning at 7 p.m. tomorrow, in the Edmund E. Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport. A service there Monday at 9:30 a.m. will be followed by mass of resurrection at 10 in St. Cecilia Church. The Rev. Cornelius Gildea will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Port Vue.


Daily News, McKeesport, PA, July 6, 1974.

MRS. MARGARET SEDNEY

Mrs. Margaret Dolnack Sedney, 58, of 140 Ohio Ave., Glassport, died yesterday in the Erie home of her son. Born in Lowber, Aug. 31, 1915, she was the daughter of the late John L. and Mary Mehalcik Dolnack. She was a member of Holy Trinity Church and past secretary of the McKeesport Jednota Lodge.

Survivors include her husband, Stanley Sedney; sons, Gerald John of Erie and William at home; three grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Irene Pikula of McKeesport; and brother, John A. Dolnack of Pittsburgh.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., beginning at 7 p.m. today, in the Charles R. Lorenzo Funeral Home, Glassport. Resurrection mass will be offered Tuesday at 9 a.m. in Holy Trinity Church, the Rev. Edward Bunchek officiating. Burial will be in Jefferson Memorial Park.


Obituary taken from the Daily News, McKeesport, PA , Tuesday, February 1, 1977.

Ex-Congressman, Judge S. Weiss Dies

Judge Samuel A. Weiss, 74, retired judge of the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas, died today in Negley House, Pittsburgh.

A former Glassport resident, he was a graduate of Duquesne University where he captained the baseball and football teams, its Law School and earned his master's degree and doctorate in law.

Judge Weiss served in the Pennsylvania General Assembly and the Congress of the United States. Active in civil affairs, he was a former member of the boards of Duquesne University, Salvation Army, Boys' Club or McKeesport, Montefiore Hospital, Rosalia Foundling Home and Israel Bonds. He was a former chairman of the Tri-State United Jewish Appeal, president of the Pennsylvania State Conference of Trial Judges, officer of the National Jewish Hospital in Denver, Colo., and vice president of the Supreme Lodge, B'nai B'rith He was a fellow of the American International Academy.

The jurist was elected to the first Hall of Fame of Duquesne University and was the fifth recipient of the the university's outstanding alumni meritorious service award. He also received numerous honors and awards from the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans, Amvets and the Women's Auxiliary. He was the recipient of a Papal award as the "living spirit of ecumenism," presented by John Cardinal Wright when he was Bishop of the Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese.

A past president of the Eastern Intercollegiate Football Officials' Association, he officiated at more than 1000 high school. college and national professional loothall league games.

Recipient of the Dapper Dan award for outstanding service to veterans; he also received the outstanding citizens plaque from the Boys' Clubs of Allegheny County.

A member of Beth Shalom Congregation in Pittburgh, he was born April 15, 1902, in Russia, son of the late Israel and Sadie Golden Weiss. Surviving are his widow, Jeanette Hoffman Weiss; son, James Weiss at home; daughter, Joy Cohen of Bethesda, Md.; five grandchildren; and sisters, Etta Alderman and Pearl Weiss of Pittsburgh and Bess Lebowitz and Mollie Broudy of White Oak.

Blank Brothers Funeral Home in Pittsburgh is in charge of arrangements.


Daily News, McKeesport, PA , February 16, 1978.

Rev. Walter A. O'Hara

Father Walter A. O'Hara, Glassport Priest, Dies at 93

The Rev. Walter A. O'Hara, 93, pastor emeritus of St. Cecilia Church, Glassport, died today. He was ordained June 16, 1908, at Mount St. Mary College and Seminary in Emmittsburg, Md, by the Most Rev. Michael J. Hoban, Bishop of Scranton. Father O'Hara received his M.A. at St. Mary College in 1906, a J. C. B. at Catholic University, Washington D.C. in 1909 and his S.T.L. from the latter school in 1910.

He was assistant pastor at St. Joseph Church in sharpsburg from 1910 to 1926, prior to coming to Glassport, where he served as pastor until 1971, when he was elected pastor emeritus.

In 1977, Father O'Hara celebrated 69 years in the priesthood and was the second oldest priest in the Pittsburgh Diocese.

He was born in Ebensburg, September 26, 1884, son of the late John J. and Anna R. Rosensteel O'Hara. Survivors include a niece and nephew.

Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday in the Charles R. Lorenzo Funeral Home, Glassport. Translation of the body to the church will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday. Concelebrated mass of christian burial will be offered Monday at 11 a.m. in St. Cecilia Church. The Most Rev. Vincent Leonard, Bishop of Pittsburgh, will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Pittsburgh.


Daily News, McKeesport, PA , April 17, 1978

WILLIE POGUE

Willie James Pogue, 63, of Euclid Ave., Dravosburg, died Saturday at home. A tug boat pilot for U. S. Steel Corp., he was a member of St. Peter Church, McKeesport, and its Holy Name Society.

Born in Hampshire, Tenn., Aug. 22, 1914, he was a son of the late Anderson Y. and Jannie Payton Pogue. Survivors include his widow, Sylvia C. Zebrowski Pogue; daughter, Dolores at home; son, Major William Pogue of Alexandria, La.; three grandchildren; brother, Arlie Pogue of Franklin, Tenn.; and sisters, Sadie Pogue of Columbia, Tenn., Louise Sharpe of Dravosburg and Mary Trousdale of Elizabeth, N.C.

Friends are being recelved from 2 to 9 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Edmund E. Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport. Funeral from the funeral home Wednesday at. 8:30 a.m. will be followed by mass of christian burial at 9 in St. Peter Church. The Rev. John Doherty will officiate and burial will be in Jefferson Memorial Park. ,


Daily News, McKeesport, PA , May 11, 1978.

DR. WILLIAM DOBBINS

Dr. William W. Dobbins, 62, of 383 Longfellow Drive, Elyria, Ohio, died yesterday in an Elyria hospital. He was a chiropodist in Elyria and was licensed to practice in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Indiana.

Dr. Dobbins graduated from the Temple University School of Chiropody and received his doctor's degree in surgical chiropody from the University of Ohio.

He was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Glassport, La Grange Lodge 339, F. and A. Masons, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Cleveland, Al Koran Temple of the Shrine and its Lorain County Shrine Club, Elrey Grotto, Elyria American Legion Post 12 and Chautauqua Veterans of Foreign Wars Past 647. He was U. S. Air Force veteran of World War II.

Born in Glassport, Dec. 21, 1915, he was a son of the late Jesse and Lorretto Wills Dobbins. Surviving are his widow, Ellen Olson Dobbins; daughter, Patricia Lynn at home; and son, William B. Dobbins at home.

Friends. will be received after 10:30 a.m. tomorrow in the Hunter-Edmundson-Striffler Funeral Home, where service wilt be conducted at 3 p.m. by the Rev. Robert Montgomery. Burial will be in Jefferson Memorial Park.


Daily News, McKeesport, PA , February 17, 1978.

PHILIP ECONOMOS

Philip Economos, 69, of 533 Monongahela Ave., Glassport, died Wednesday in McKeesport Hospital. A retired Glassport businessman, he was a member of the Glassport Baptist Church and Glassport Council 941, Sons of Italy.

Born Nov. 21, 1908, in Rhodes, Greece, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Steven Economos. Surviving are his widow, LaVern Huffstickle Economos; daughters, Mary Savarn and Viola Sorentino of Glassport; six grandchildren; and brother, Basil Edonomides of Brisbane, Australia.

Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow and Sunday in the Charles R. Lorenzo Funeral Home, Glassport. Service will be conducted there Monday at 2 p.m. by the Rev. Valerie Turnbull. Burial will be in McKeesport and Versailles Cemetery.


Daily News, McKeesport, PA , May 11, 1978.

LaVERNE ECONOMOS

LaVerne Economos, 59, of Monongahela Ave., Glassport, died today in McKeesport Hospital. A waitress and cashier at Bertos Restaurant, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Glassport.

Born Jan. 5,1919, in Coal Valley, she was a daughter of the late John and Henrietta Huffstickle and the widow of Philip Economos. Surviving are daughters, Mary Savaren and Viola Sorrentino of Glassport; six grandchildren; brother, John Huffstickle of West Mifflin; and sisters, Henrietta DiBattista of McKeesport and Dolores Yurick of Cleveland, Ohio.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., beginning at 7 p.m. today, In the Edmund E. Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport. Service will be conducted there Saturday by the Rev. Valerie Turnbull. Burial will be in Richland Cemetery.


Daily News, McKeesport, PA , June 5, 1978.

FRANK SHUMBER

Frank J. Shumber Jr., 62, of Indiana Ave., Glassport, died Saturday at home. A U. S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a retired machine operator at Copperweld Bimetallics Division, Glassport, and a member of St. Cecilia Church and the Glassport Senior Citizens.

Born Oct. 26, 1915, in Homestead, he was a son of the late Frank and Amelia Shumber. Surviving, are his widow, Theodosia Szamatowicz Shumber; sons, Francis A. Shumber of West Mifflin and Edward W. of Liberty;, daughters, Theta Holland of Glassport and Elizabeth J. Shumber at home; three grandchildren; brothers, Anthony Shumber of Glassport and Vincent of Homestead; and sister, Helen Leshnock of Glassport.

Friends are being received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Edmund E. Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport. Funeral will begin there tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. with mass of christian burial at 10 in St. Cecilia Church, the Rev. George Parme officiating. Burial will be in New St. Joseph Cemetery.


Daily News, McKeesport, PA , March 20, 1979.

PAUL SMOLCHEK

Paul Louis Smolchek, 88, of 1041 Indiana Ave. Glassport, died yesterday at home. A retired coremaker for Pittsburgh Steel Foundry, he was a member of McKeesport Council 955, Knights of Columbus; and St. Cecilia Church and its Holy Name Society and a former member of its parish committee.

Born June 29,1910, in Mount Pleasant, he was a son of the late Michael and Anna Smolchek. Surviving are his widow, Mary Hruska Smolchek; daughter, Rosemary Bradley of Glassport; son, Michael James Smolchek of Bellevue; seven-grandchildren; sisters, Anna Hilko of Glassport and Pauline New of Dayton, Ohio; and brother, John Simurda of Glassport

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 8 p.m. tomorrow and Thursday in the Charles R. Lorenzo Funeral Home, Glassport. Mass of christian burial will be offered Friday at 10 a.m. in St. Cecilia Church by the Rev. George Parme. Burial will be in New St. Joseph Cemetery.


Daily News, McKeesport, PA , May 12, 1979.

JOSEPHINE WALCZAK

Josephine Walczak, 94, of Vermont Ave., Glassport, died today in McKeesport Hospital. She was a member of Holy Cross Church, Glassport, its Rosary Society and Third Order of St. Francis. .

Born in Poznan, Poland, March 9,1885, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary Ann Felske Komasinski. Widow of John L. Walczak, she is survived by sons, the Rev. Stan J. Walczak of Leckrone and John (Happy) Walczak of Glassport; daughters, Victoria Churney of Clairton, Laura Tosic of Library and Theresa Gribschaw with whom she resided; 17 grandchildren; and 30 great grandchildren. .

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p. m., beginning tomorrow in the Edmund E. Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport. A blessing there Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. will be followed by a concelebrated mass of christian burial at 11 in Holy Cross Church with her son officiating.


Daily News, McKeesport, PA , May 12, 1979.

FRANK WITKOWSKI

Frank Witkowski, 64, of Clinton died Thursday. A retired electrical welder. for Jones and laughlin Steel Corp. in Alliquippa, he was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Church in Hopewell.

Born in Glassport, Dec. 2, 1914, he was a son of the late Andrew and Veronica Zawodniak Witkowski. Surviving are his widow, Wanda Swiontek Witkowski, sons, Frank and Michael at home; daughter, Barbara at home; brothers, Stanley Witt of Baldwin, Joseph T. and Edward Witkowski and Harry Witt of Glassport and Edwin Witkowski of Port Vue; and sisters, Laura Kwitowski of Munhall, Clara Wassick of Baldwin, Gertrude Krivonak and Regina Deliman of Glassport and Theresa Andrews of White Oak. .

Mass of christian burial was offered today at noon in Our Lady of Fatima Church and burial was in the parish cemetery in Hopewell. The Darrach Funeral Home, Aliquippa, had charge of arrangements.


Daily News, McKeesport, PA , January 15, 1980.

SISTER MARY FATH

Sister Mary Fath, C.D.P., 75, of Sacred Heart High School, Kingston, Mass., died Sunday in Cardinal Cushing Hospital, Brockton, Mass.

A nun 59 years, she entered the convent from St. Joseph Parish, Duquesne, at 18 and taught in the McKeesport and Pittsburgh areas before transferring to Massachusetts. .

Daughter of the late Nicholas and Mary Spang Fath, she is survived by sisters, Marie Ackinclose of Sun City, Ariz., Johanna Willard of Hillside, Ill., and Anna Cusick and Peggy Fath of Duquesne; and brother, John A. Fath of West Mifflin.

Friends are being received in the chapel of Sacred Heart High School where a mass of christian burial will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. Interment will follow m the Sisters' plot at Sacred Heart High School.

Sister Mary was Principal at St. Cecelia School, Glassport from 1950-1954.


Daily News, McKeesport, PA , December 26, 1981.

ROWLAND MOWREY

Rowland Charles Mowrey, 74, of Liberty died yesterday in McKeesport Hospital. A former Glassport resident, he was a retired welder at Southwest Steel there and a member of St. John Luther an Church, Glassport, and McKeesportGrandview Chapter 2171, American Association of Retired Persons.

Born Sept. 9, 1907, in Glassport, he was a son of the late George W. and Ella Myers Mowrey. Surviving are his widow, Mary Tokar Mowrey; son, Rowland G. Mowrey of Rochester, N.Y.; three grandchildren; stepchildren, Marilyn Beran in South Carolina, Wendy Nark of Liberty and Stanley J. Tokar of Austin, Tex.; four stepgrandchildren; and sister, Marion Eddy of Liberty.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., beginning at 7 p.m. today, in the Edmund E. Wojciechowski Jr. Funeral Home, Glassport. Service will be conducted there Monday at 1 p.m. by the Rev. Arthur Ackerman. Burial will be in Jefferson Memorial Park.


Daily News, McKeesport, PA , December 31, 1982.

ONUFRY SIUDYLA

Onufry P. (Murphy) Siudyla, 71, of Glassport died yesterday in St. Clair Memorial Hospital. A retired chauffeur for Aviation Department, allegheny county, he was a member of Holy Cross Church, Glassport, and its Holy Name Society; Glassport Lodge 750, Polish National alliance; McKeesport Aerie 285, Fraternal Order of Eagles; and Glassport Senior Citizens.

Son of the late Peter and Nesterak Siudyla, he was born in Glassport, March 11, 1911. Surviving are his widow, Eugenia Palka Siudyla; sons, Daniel M. Siudwla of Bethel Park and Kenneth Siudyla of Glassport; daughter, Carolyn E. Larimer of Bethel Park; six grandchildren; brothers, John of cleveland, Ohio, Michael of Murrysville and nicholas and Joseph of Glassport and Peter of Elizabeth Twp.; and sisters Anna Rejkowski in Ohio and Joanna Klimek, Marie Tyszkiewicz, Rita Zyra and Barbara Anuszkiewicz of Glassport.

Friends will be received from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow and sunday in the Edmund E. Wojciechowski Jr. Funeral Home. A blessing there Monday at 8:30 a.m. will be followed by a mass of christian burial a 9 in Holy Cross Church. The Rev. Stanley Jozwiak will be celebrant and burial will be in St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery.


Obituary taken from the Daily News, McKeesport, PA , March 23, 1983.

FIORE DeJULIIS

Fiore ' DeJuliis, 87, of Glassport died yesterday in McKeesport Hospital. A retired employee of Copperweld Bimetallics Division, Glassport, he was . a life member of Glassport American Legion Post 443; a member of St. Cecilia Church and Sons of Italy Lodge 941 of Glassport; Glassport Lions Club, the Catholic Men's Organization of Glassport and Cpl. Carl A. Everett Post 514, Veterans of Foreign Wars, of. McKeesport.

Born July 12,1895, in Italy, he was a son of the late Francis and Maria DeJuliis. Surviving are his widow, Elettra Ferrone DeJuliis; daughters, Mary Cieslewicz, of McKeesport and Marlene Raszewski of Glassport; sons, Anthony P. DeJulius, C.P.A. and Glassport Tax Collector, .and Fiore DeJuliis Jr. of Jefferson; 19 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and brother, Joseph of Pittsburgh.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., beginning at 7 p.m. today; in the Charles R. Lorenzo Funeral Home, Glassport. Mass of christian burial will be celebrated Friday at 10 a.m. in St. Cecilia Church. The Rev. George Parme will be celebrant and interment will be in Jefferson Memorial Park.


Daily News, McKeesport, PA , June 25, 1984.

JOSEPH MAZUR

Joseph Mazur, 70, retired owner of the Mazur Hotel in Glassport, died yesterday in Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Pittsburgh. he was a member of Holy Cross Church, Glassport.

Born Sept. 15, 1913, in Wilmerding, he was a son of the late John and Helen Dombroski Mazur. Surviving are his wife, Sophie Zychowski Mazur; children, Joseph S. Mazur of Vandergrift and Frances Mazur Edwards of North Huntingdon Twp., pharmacists, and Dr. John M. Mazur of Springfield, Ill.; seven grandchildren; sisters, Blanche Szmyd of Level Green, Stella Kolanko of West Winfield, N.Y., and Sophie Wisniewicz of Souquoit, N.Y.; and brother, Stanley Mazur of Level Green. ;

Friends will be received tomorrow from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 9 p.m. in the Edmund E. Wojciechowski Jr. Funeral Home, Glassport. A blessing service there at 9:30 a.m. Thursday will be followed by mass of christian burial at 10 in Holy Cross Church with the Rev. Casimir Kedzierski officiating. Interment will-be in New St. Joseph Cemeterv.


Obituary taken from the Daily News, McKeesport, PA , October 13, 1986.

JOSEPH WITKOWSKI

Joseph T. Witkowski, 85, of Glassport died today in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. Retired supervisor of the River Transportation Marine Ways at the Clairton plant, U.S. Steel Corp., he was a member of Holy Cross Church, Glassport, its Holy Name Society and St. Vincent de Paul Societies, Lions Club and Polish National Alliance Lodge 7510 of Glassport. A committee chairman for the Allegheny County Inebriate Asylum Blawnox Workhouse, he was Democratic chairman and a past tax collector in Glassport and an Allegheny County Democratic committeeman.

Born March 8, 1901, in Pittsburgh, he was a son of the late Andrew and Veronica Zawodniak Witkowski. Surviving are his wife, Amelia Prokopski Witkowski; son, Thomas J. of Glassport; daughters, Sister Mary Lou Witkowski, Holy Spirit Order at St. Alexis in Wexford, Joan C. Witkowski at home and Henrietta Witkowski of Boston, Mass.; three grandchildren; a great grandchild; brothers, Harry Witt and Edward Witkowski of Glassport and Edwin Witkowski of Port Vue; and sisters, Laura Kwietowski of Munhall, Clara Wassick of Baldwin and Gertrude Krivonak, Regina Deliman and Theresa Andrews of Glassport.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow and Wednesday in the Edmund E. Wojciechowski Jr. Funeral Home, Glassport. Blessing service there at 9:30 a.m. Thursday will be followed by mass of christian burial at 10 in Holy Cross Church with the Rev. Casimir Kedzierski as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Mary Polish Cemetery.


Obituary taken from the Daily News, McKeesport, PA , March 16, 1987.

HARRY SUTMAN

Harry C. Sutman, 69, of Glassport died yesterday in McKeesport Hospital. A retired supervisor for Tube City Iron and Metal Works, Glassport, he was a member of St. John Lutheran Church of Glassport and Glassport Senior Citizens.

Born May 4, 1917, in Akron, Ohio, he is survived by his widow, Frances J. Donnelly Sutman; sons, Harry W. in Connecticut, James F. of Youngstown, Ohio, and William J. of Cleveland, Ohio; daughter, Kathleen A. Mayfield of Columbus, Ohio; eight grandchildren; brother, William Sutman of Fremont, Calif.; and sister, Shirley Giles of Orlando, Calif.

No visitation is scheduled. Private service will be conducted by the Rev. Glenn McWilliams at the Edmund E. Wojciechowski Jr. Funeral Home, Glassport. Private interment will be in New St. Joseph Cemetery.


McKeesport Daily News June 6, 1987

ALBERT STASKO

Albert J. Stasko, 47, of White Oak died yesterday in McKeesport Hospital. An insurance agent for State Farm Insurance, he was a member of St. Angela Merici Church in White Oak.

Born in Glassport, June 6, 1939, he was a son of the late William and Wilma Slafka Stasko. Surviving are his widow, Judith Kroskie Stasko; sons, Albert J. Jr. and Jeffrey at home; daughter, Kimberly Hinerman of Boston; and sisters, Dorothy Kacsan of North Versailles Twp., Velma Petras of Clairton and Mary Ann Worek of Michigan City, Ind.

No visitation is scheduled. Mass of christian burial will be celebrated Monday at 11:30 a.m. in St. Angela Merici Church by the Rev. Stephen Chervenak. The family has has suggested memorial contributions to the American Diabetes Association. Arrangements are being handled by Strifflers' White Oak.


Obituary taken from the Daily News, McKeesport, PA , July 30, 1987.

FRANK MAKAR

A former Glassport resident, Frank Makar, 79, of White Oak died yesterday in Forbes Regional Health Center, Monroeville. Proprietor of the former Makar Mens and Boys Wear in Glassport, he was a member of St. Angela Merici Church, White Oak.

Born Feb. 22, 1908, in McKees Rocks, he was a son of the late Michael and Catherine Sop Makar and husband of the late Valeria G. Babyak Makar. Surviving are daughter, Mary Kay Graziano of White Oak; two grandchildren; brothers, Michael of Penn Hills and Al and John of McKees Rocks; and sisters, Julia Geregach, Helen Conrad and Ann Donovan of McKees Rocks.

Friends will be received tomorrow from 2 to 9 p.m. in Strifflers' White Oak. Mass of christian burial will be celebrated by the Rev. Stephen Chervenak at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Angela Church. Entombment will be in New St. Joseph Mausoleum.


Daily News, McKeesport, PA , October 13, 1987.

IGNATIUS SINATRA

A former Glassport resident, Ignatius (Nutsie) Sinatra, 72, who resided with his son, Frank, of McKeesport, died Sunday in McKeesport Hospital. A self-employed painter, he was a member of Italian Sons and Daughters of America and member and past president of Sons of Italy Lodge 941, Glassport.

Born in Glassport, Oct. 20, 1914, he was the son of the late Anthony and Madalena Marinaro Sinatra. Surviving are his wife, Margaret Rondinelli Sinatra; sons, Anthony of Upper St. Clair Charles of Hudson, and Frank; daughters, Madelan Nasci of Baldwin and Anna Jean Surman of Mount Vernon; nine grandchildren; and sisters, Helen Debars, Frances Lutz and Yolanda Homiak of Dallas, Tex.

Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow in the Charles R. Lorenzo Funeral Home; Glassport. Mass of christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Denis Church, Versailles, by the Very Rev. F. B. Lachowicz. Burial will be in New St. Joseph Cemetery.


Daily News, McKeesport, PA , October 13, 1987.

ELIZABETH MARTINO

Elizabeth Martino (DiMartino), 89, of Glassport died yesterday in McKeesport Hospital. She has a member of St. Cecilia Church in Glassport' American Association of Retired Persons and . Glassport Senior Citizens.

Born .in Yonkers, N.Y., Aug. 28, 1898, she was a daughter of tile late Ralph and Marian DeSanti Dippolito. Widow of Louis Martino, she is survived by sons, Nick and Ralph of Glassport, Joseph of San Diego, Calif., and Anthony of Homestead, Fla.; 12 grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; sister, Vienna DeRoss of Clairton; and brothers, Philip DeRocco of McKeesport and Adelm DeRocco of Elizabeth.

No visitation is scheduled. Family visitation will be tomorrow from 8 to 9:30 a.m. in the Edmund E. Wojciechowski Jr. Funeral Home, Glassport. Mass of christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. tomorrow in St. Cecilia Church by the Rev. George Parme. Entombment will be in New St. Joseph Mausoleum.


Obituary taken from the Daily News, McKeesport, PA , December 29, 1987.

ROBERT SCHWERHA

Robert J. Schwerha, 58, of Glassport died today in McKeesport Hospital. Retired spray operator from Continental Can Co., West Mifflin, he was a member of St. Cecilia Church in Glassport and its Holy Name Society.

A son of the late Robert J. and Emma Skodal Schwerha, he was born in McKeesport, Aug. 31, 1929. Surviving are his wife, Jean Cassidy Schwerha; sons, Robert G. of Glassport and Staff Sgt. William J. of Fort Riley, Kans.; daughter, Mary Ann at home; two grandchildren; and brother, Jack of Glassport.

Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the Edmund E. Wojciechowski Jr. Funeral Home, Glassport. There will be no visitation on Friday. Funeral will begin there at 9:30 a.m. Saturday with mass of christian burial at 10 a.m. in St. Cecilia Church, celebrated by Rev. George Parme. Burial will be in New St. Joseph Cemetery.


Obituary taken from the Daily News, McKeesport, PA , December 27, 1988.

ELIGIO NOLFI

Eligio (Eli) E. Nolfi, 86, of Glassport died today in Jefferson Hospital. He was retired as an employee of the heat treating department at Copperweld in Glassport after 35 years of service and was a member of St. Cecilia Church and Sons of Italy 941 of Glassport.

Born Aug. 29, 1902, in Bugnara, Italy, he was a son of the late Paul and Michelina Nolfi. Surviving are his wife, Adele DelFiugo Nolfi; sons, Del P. Nolfi of Glassport and Dr. E. James Nolfi of White Oak; daughters, Lena D'Acquisto of Liberty and Mary Cipriani and Helen Sovich of Glassport; 16 grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and sisters. Flora DelFiugo and Nina Ippoliti of San Jose, Calif.

Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the Edmund E. Wojciechowski Jr. Funeral Home. Glassport. Funeral is scheduled there at 9:30 a.m. Friday with mass of christian burial at 10 in St. Cecilia Church. The Rev. George Parme will be celebrant and interment will be in New St. Joseph Cemetery.


McKeesport Daily News March 19, 1990

ELEANOR SIMURDA

Eleanor F. Simurda, 76, of Glassport died Saturday in Jefferson Hospital. A retired cook from Rolling Hills Country Club, she was a member of St. Cecilia Church, Glassport.

Born in Glassport, Jan. 2, 1914, she was a daughter of the late Martin and Helen Kuzio Kantorczyk. Surviving are a son, Robert A. of Orange, Calif.; daughters, Carole Carlson and Janet Pasinski of Glassport and Audrey Duran of Portland, Oreg.; 12 grandchildren; six great grandchildren; sisters, Helen Shulock of Jeannette, Dorothy Jackson of Erie and Agnes Kantorczyk of Glassport; and brother, Jerome Kantorczyk of Liberty.

Friends are being received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Edmund E. Wojciechowski Jr. Funeral Home, Glassport. Funeral will begin there tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. with mass of christian burial at 10 in St. Cecilia Church. The Rev. Casimir Kedzierski will officiate and burial will' be in Calvary Cemetery, Port Vue.


McKeesport Daily News November 19, 1990

NELLIE GREENE

Nellie F. Greene, 86, of Glassport died Saturday (November 17, 1990) in Baldock Health Care Centre, North Huntingdon Twp. She wa formerly employed as a packer by the U. S. Glass Co. in Glassport and was a member of St. Cecilia Church, Glassport.

Born April 28, 1903, in Pittsburgh, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Mary Cooley Greene. Surviving are a sister, Clara F. Bickerton of Glassport; nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received in the E. C. Finney Funeral Home, Glassport, from 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow. Mass of christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Cecilia Chruch by the Rev. Casimir Kedzierski. Interment will be in New St. Joseph Cemetery.


Daily News, McKeesport, PA , December 16, 1991.

ROBERT SHAW

Service will take place tomorrow at 11 a.m. in the E. C. Finney Funeral Home, Glassport, for Robert Hudson Shaw, 86, of Glassport who died Saturday in Woodhaven Center, Monroeville. The Rev. Robert Montgomery will officiate and burial will be in Lebanon Church Cemetery, West Mifflin. Friends are being received in the funeral home today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The family has suggested memorial contributions to the Glassport Library.

Former owner/operator of J.A. Davis Hardware Store in Glassport, retiring in 1969 after 40 years of service, he was a member and former deacon of the Glassport Presbyterian Church, a member and past president of the Glassport Lions Club and also was affiliated with Glassport American Legion Post 443, Fraternal Order of Eagles, B.P.O. Elks Lodge 136 of McKeesport and Clairton Hill Chapter 1612, White Oak Chapter 2294 and McKeesport Chapter 32, American Association of Retired Persons.

Former Mayor of Glassport and a former councilman and council president, he helped to start the Glassport Library and Glassport Honor Roll. Mr. Shaw also was a member of the Harmonaires and the Yankee Doodle Dandies.

Born in Hazelwood March 3, 1905, he was a son of the late William I. and Margaret Grace Davis Shaw and the husband of the late Gwendolyn Richards Shaw who died in October of 1991. Surviving are daughters, Mary Jane Holmes of Du Bois and Sarah C. Wozniak of Plum; son, Dr. William I. Shaw of Sewickley; and five grandchildren.


Daily News, McKeesport, PA , December 30, 1991

BETTY SALZMANN

Bettv J. Salzmann, 68, of Glassport died Saturday in McKeesport Hospital.

She was a member of the Glassport United Methodist Church. Glassport Senior Citizens and the Ladies Auxiliary to Alliance Hose Co. No. 2 and minority inspector with the board of election in the third ward of Glassport.

Born Feb. 15. 1923, in McKeesport. she was a daughter of the late James and Margaret Woy Ford and the widow of Joseph L. Salzmann. Surviving are a daughter, Linda Zebroski of Liberty; son. Joseph J. Salzmann of Glassport; five grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Friends are being received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in the Edmund E. Wojciechowski Jr. Funeral Home, Glassport. Service will be conducted there at 11 a.m. tomorrow by the Rev. Scott McKenzie. Interment will be in Jefferson Memorial Park.


Daily News, McKeesport, PA , December 30, 1991

DONALD KATCHMARK

Donald J. (Kutchy) Katchmark, 59, of Glassport died Saturday in McKeesport Hospital. He was a retired maintenance man with Continental Can in West Mifflin, a U.S Army yeteran of World War Il and a member of Holy Cross Church in Glassport and Polish National Alliance 750 of Glassport.

Son of the late Joseph and Stellar Merta Katchmark, he was born Nov 27, 1932, in Glassport. Surviving are a son, Joseph Katchrnark of Nashville, Tenn.; daughters, Donna Adams of Nashville, Kim Mehrkens of Sacramento, Calif , and Carlene Pevahouse of Hartselle, Ala.; five grandchildren; brothers, Edward Katchmarkof Glassport, Jack of Pittsburgh and Richard of Fairfax, and sister, Jean Tyskewicz of Port Vue.

Friends are being received today frorn 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p m in the Edmund E Wojciechowski Jr. Funeral Home in Glassport. Funeral will begin there at 9 30 a.m. tomorrow.


Daily News, McKeesport, PA , April 23, 1992

KATHRYNE BULGER

Kathryne Bulger, 85, of Glassport, formerly of McKeesport, died yesterday in McKeesport Hospital. She was a member of Holy Cross Church in Glassport, Mon-Yough Senior citizens Group 1 Friendship club, McKeesport Gems and McKeesport Chapter 32, American Association of Retired Persons.

Born in Duquesne, Feb. 16, 1907, she was the daughter of the late George and Mary Watters Naugle. Widow of James R. Bulger, she is survived by daughters, Patricia Pierce and Kathleen Piekut of Glassport, sons, Thomas of Pittsburgh and Jack of Houston, Tex.; eight grandchildren; four great grandchildren; brother, John Naugle in California state; nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Edmund E. Wojciechowski Jr. Funeral Home, Glassport. Funeral will begin there at 8:30 a.m. Saturday with mass of Christian burial at 9 in Holy Cross Church. The Rev. Casimir Kedzierski will be the celebrant and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Pittsburgh.


Daily News, McKeesport, PA , October 23, 1993.

EDMUND E. WOJCIECHOWSKI

Edmund E. Wojciechowski, 79, of Glassport, died yesterday in McKeesport Hospital. The owner and operator of the Edmund E. Wojciechowski Funeral Home, he was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the European Theater of Operations, a member of Holy Cross Church in Glassport and its Holy Name Society, Polish National Alliance 750, Glassport Lions Club, Glassport American Legion Post 443, Glassport Senior Citizens, Glassport Oldtimers Softball League, the National, Pennsylvania and Allegheny County Funeral Directors Association and a life member of Citizens Hose Co. No.l.

Born in Chalfant, April 3, 1914, he was the son of the late Michael and Augusta Lipinski Wojciechowski Surviving are his wife, Mildred Tegethoff Wojciechowski; daughters, .Carol Ruccio and Susan Paoletti of Glassport and Donna Durst of Oakland, Md.; a son, Edmund E. (Major) Wojciechowski Jr. of Glassport; 12 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Edmund E. Wojciechowski Funeral Home in Glassport. No visitation is scheduled Thursday. Funeral service at 9:30 a.m. Friday in the funeral home will be followed by mass of christian burial at' 10 a.m. in Holy Cross Church, celebrated by the Rev. Casimir Kedzierski. Interment will be in Round.. Hill Cemetery. The family has suggested memorial contributions to the St. Vincent dePaul Society of Holy Cross Church.


Daily News, McKeesport, PA , January 3, 1994.

FRANK ANTICO

Frank Vincent Antico, 86, of Glassport died yesterday in Mckeesport Hospital. An electrical engineer at the National plant, U.S. Steel Corp., he retired in 1971 after 49 years of service, and was a member of St. Cecilia Church in Glassport.

Born in Calabria, Italy, Dec . 13, 1907, he was a son of the late Giovanni and Frances Morabito Antico. Surviving are his wife, Amelia M. Reno Antico; son, Dominic A. Antico of Johnstown; daughters, Veronica A. Zalewski of Park Forest, Ill., and Frances M. Antico of Glassport; six grandchildren; brothers, John N. Antico of Detroit, Mich., and Guy Cola of Port Charlotte, Fla.; and sisters, Rose Smith of Glassport and Lucy Nosetti of Detroit.

Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m.. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow in the E. C. Finney Funeral Home, Glassport. Mass of christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Cecilia Church by the Rev. Casimir Kedzierski. Interment will be in New St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles Twp.


Daily News, McKeesport, PA , February 25, 1994.

SYLVIA POGUE

Sylvia Pogue, 78, of Dravosburg died yesterday in McKeesport Hospital. She was a member of St. Martin de Porres Parish, its Confraternity of Christian Mothers and Ladies Guild and St. John Neumann Chapter of Catholic Golden Agers.

Born Jan. 27, 1916, in Glassport, she was the daughter of the late Constintine and Helena Przywarty Zebrowski and the wife of the late Willie J. Pogue. Survivors include her daughter, Dolores Pogue at home; son, William J. of Pineville, La.; five grandchildren; two great grandchildren; sisters, Mae LoPresti of North Huntingdon Twp., Edna Levkus of Glassport and Helen Shadwick of Levittown; brother, Hubert Zebrowski of Festus, Mo.; and nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received in the Edmund E. Wojciechowski Jr. Funeral Home, Glassport, today from 2 to 9 p.m. A blessing will take place there tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. followed by a mass of christian burial at 10 a.m. in the St. Peter worship site with the Rev. James Kunkel officiating. Interment will be in Jefferson Memorial Park.


Daily News, McKeesport, PA , April 26, 1994.

GEORGE POMNIAN JR.

George R. Pomnian Jr., 55, of Lincoln Place, formerly of Glassport, died yesterday at home. Owner of George Pomnian Carpet Service in Glassport, he was a member of Queen of the Rosary Parish and a U.S. Army veteran.

Born Nov. 10, 1938, in Glassport, he was the son of George Pomnian of Glassport and the late Margaret Puscar Pomnian. In addition to his father, he is survived by his wife, Judith MacLuskie Pomnian; and nephews.

Friends will be received tomorrow and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Edmund E. Wojciechowski Jr. Funeral Home, Glassport. The funeral service will begin there on Friday at 9:30 a.m. followed by a mass of christian burial at 10 a.m. in Queen of the. Rosary Church with the Rev. Casimir Kedzierski as celebrant. Interment will be in Jefferson Memorial Park. The family has suggested memorial contributions to the Forbes Hospice Home Care, 6655 Frankstown Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. 15206.


Daily News, McKeesport, PA , August 8, 1994.

OWEN PECORA

Owen F. Pecora, 73, of Port Vue, formerly of Glassport, died yesterday in Montefiore University Hospital in Pittsburgh. Owner of the former Orlando's Fruit Company and a staff member for former Congressman Joseph Gaydos, he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, a member of St. Mark Parish, Sons of Italy Lodge 94 in Glassport and the Anzio Beachhead Veterans.

Born in McKeesport, April 8, 1921, he was the son of the late Peter and Mary Sgarlata Pecora. Survivors include his wife, Virginia Gatto Pecora; daughters, Susan Rodgers of Zelienople, Michelle DeVerna of New York, N.Y., and Stephanie Campano of Jefferson; three grandchildren; and sister, Rose Antonucci of Penn Hills.

Friends will be received tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the E.C. Finney Funeral Home, Inc., Glassport. Mass of christian burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the St. Joseph worship site, Port Vue, by the Rev. Gerald Mikonis. Interment will be in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills.


Daily News, McKeesport, PA, February 13, 1995.

LOUIS CAMPANO SR.

Louis Anthony Campano Sr., 71, of Glassport died Saturday in Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh. Retired in 1981 from the payroll office of Copperweld Bimetallics Division in Glassport after 37 years of service, he served with the U.S. Army in Okinawa during World War II and was a member and former usher of Queen of the Rosary Parish. A life member, officer and past president of Glassport Lodge 941, Sons of Italy, he was a life member of American Legion Post 443 and Citizens Hose Co. No. 1, both of Glassport.

Born in Glassport, April 21, 1923, he was a son of the late Anthony and Maria D'Angelo Campana. Surviving are sons, Louis A. Jr. and Mark A. of Glassport; daughter, Gina M. Campano Hvozdik of Glassport; seven grandchildren; brothers, Anthony M. Campano and Nicholas G. Campano of Glassport and Thomas A. Campano of North Huntingdon Twp.; and sister, Rose M. Ivkovich of Glassport.

Friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the E.C. Finney Funeral Home, Inc., Glassport. Mass of christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Queen of the Rosary Church by the Rev. Casimir Kedzierski. Interment will be in New St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles Twp.


Daily News, McKeesport, PA, March 20, 1995.

THERESA PASINSKI

A former Glassport resident, Theresa F. Pasinski, 80, of Hollidaysburg died Saturday in Mercy Hospital, Altoona. She was a member of Queen of the Rosary Parish in Glassport and its Rosary Society.

Born Jan. 4, 1915, in Glassport, she was a daughter of the late Stephen and Maryann Jarzembski Ejchost and wife of the late Edward A. Pasinski. Survivors include a daughter, Maryann Klingner with whom she resided; three grandchildren; brother, Joseph Ejchost of Glassport; sisters, Lucy Chuia, Clara Uziel and Nellie Frydrych of Glassport and Rita Porell of Pleasant Hills; nieces and nephews.

Friends are being received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Edmund E. Wojciechowski Jr. Funeral Home, Glassport. Funeral service will begin there tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. followed by a mass of christian burial at 9 a.m. in Queen of the Rosary Church with the Rev. Casismir Kedzierski as celebrant. Interment will be in St. Mary Polish Cemetery.


Daily News, McKeesport, PA, June 3, 1995.

MARY MARTINO

Mary R. Martino, 73, of Glassport died yesterday in McKeesport Hospital. A retired check processor for Equibank in Pittsburgh, she had been employed by the former H.L. Green Co. in McKeesport and Joe Winzek Catering Service, Glassport. She was a member of Queen of the Rosary Parish of Glassport, Sons of Columbus Council No. 4 of Clairton and Daniel Keffer Unit 75, American Legion Auxiliary, also of Clairton.

Born in Clairton, June 18, 1921, she was a daughter of the late Louis and ,Maria DeBenedetto. Surviving are daughters, Maxine Ainsbury and Stephanie Martino of Glassport; a grandson; sister, Nellie Gobbie of Clairton; nieces and nephews.

. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2. to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow in the Edmund E. Wojciechowski Jr. Funeral Home, Glassport. Funeral will begin there at 9:30 a.m. Monday followed by mass of christian burial at 10 in Queen of the Rosary Church with the Rev. John P. Pazo as celebrant.


Daily News, McKeesport, PA, June 24, 1995.

DONALD NULL

Donald Clyde Null, 76, of Glassport died yesterday in McKeesport Hospital. A retired employee of the annealing department of the Irvin plant, U.S. Steel Corp., he was a member of the Glassport United Methodist Church and Glassport American Legion Post 443. A sergeant with the 101st Airborne Division, 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment, during World War II, he served in the Battle of the Bulge.

Born in Braddock, Aug. 7, 1918, he was a son of the late Alfred J. and Florence Matthews Null and the husband of the late Ida Dabruzzo Null. Surviving are a brother, Robert M. Null of Elizabeth Twp.; sister, Phyllis M. Franz of Glassport; nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow in the E. C. Finney Funeral Home, Inc., Glassport. Service will be conducted there Monday at 10 a.m. by the Rev. Miles McConnell. Interment will be in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills. The family has suggested memorial contributions to Glassport United Methodist Church.


Daily News, McKeesport, PA, July 5, 1995.

DONALD JAKUBEK

Donald J. Jakubek, 61, of Liberty died Monday in McKeesport Hospital. A retired resident manager for Turtle Creek Mental Health/Mental Retardation, Inc., in Homestead and a retired purchasing agent for Bucyrus-Erie Corp., Glassport, he was a member of St. Mark Parish and a former South Allegheny school board member.

Born in Canonsburg, June 2, 1934, he was a son of Andrew and Angeline Golik Jakubek of Bethel Park. Surviving are his parents; wife, Frances Murray Jakubek; sons, Dr. Donald Jakubek of Latrobe, Timothy of Lake Worth, Fla., Lt. Cmdr. David of Honolulu, Hawaii, and James of Lake Charles, La.; daughters, Linda Peretich of Munhall and Joan Jakubek at home; eight grandchildren; sisters, Dolores Karap of White Oak and Jan Palatis of McMurray; brother, Regis Jakubek of Alva, Okla.; nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Edmund E. Wojciechowski Jr. Funeral Home in Glassport. Funeral will begin there at 8:30 a.m. Friday followed by mass of christian burial at 9 in the St. Eugene worship site with the Rev. Gerald Mikonis as celebrant. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery in Port Vue.


Daily News, McKeesport, PA, July 5, 1995.

THOMAS LoBUE

Thomas LoBue, 85, of Glassport died Monday in McKeesport Hospital. A retired milk truck driver for Purity and Carl Colteryan Dairies, he was a member of Local 205 and St. Stephen Church in McKeesport and a former member of Sons of Italy Lodge 941 of Glassport.

Born in Sicily, May 10, 1910, he was a son of the late Jackino and Concetta LoBue. Surviving are his wife, Amelia Bianchi LoBue; sons, Jackino of Library and Alphonse of Greenock; daughters, Paula Hagan in Minnesota, Thomasine Kiggins of Glassport and Concetta Dunn of Rostraver; ten grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received today and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Edmund E. Wojciechowski Jr. Funeral Home in Glassport. Funeral will begin there at 11 a.m. Friday followed by mass of christian burial at 11:30 in St. Stephen Church with the Rev. Stephen M. Kato as celebrant. Entombment will be in PennLincoln Memorial Park, North Huntingdon Twp.


Daily News, McKeesport, PA, October 12, 1995.

GERALD ORMOND

Gerald T. (Stretch) Ormond, 63, of Glassport died yesterday in McKeesport Hospital. An attorney at law, he was solicitor of the zoning hearing board in Elizabeth Twp., a member and past president of the Glassport Lions Club and a member of Queen of the Rosary Parish, the Allegheny County and Pennsylvania Bar Associations, Polish National Alliance Lodge 750 and McKeesport Coin Club. He served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

Born in McKeesport, July 10, 1932, he was a son of the late John J. and Edith Flading Ormond and the stepson of the late Mary Walsh Ormond. Surviving are his wife, Gertrude Sydeski Ormond; daughters, Marcella Lake of Lusby, Md., and Michelle M. and Melissa Ormond at home; two grandchildren; brother, John (Roy) Ormond of Lansdale; sisters, Marie Stein of Williamsburg, Va., Eileen Mullen of Gettysburg, La Verne Broviak of Highland, Ind., and Patricia Lee of Belle Vernon; nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Edmund E. Wojciechowski Jr. Funeral Home in Glassport. Funeral will begin there Saturday at 8:30 a.m. followed by mass of christian burial at 9 in Queen of the Rosary Church. Interment will be in St. Mary Polish Cemetery in White Oak.


Daily News, McKeesport, PA, April 30, 1996.

VIRGINIA GORUN

Virginia K. Gorun, 83, of Glassport died yesterday in McKeesport Hospital. A retired salesclerk from Jaison's and Immel's Department Stores, she was a member of Queen of the Rosary Parish in Glassport and McKeesport-Grandview Chapter 2171, American Association of Retired Persons, where she was a past secretary.

Born in McKeesport, July 10, 1912, she was a daughter of the late John and Katherine Faix McKeeta. Surviving are her husband, George J. Gorun; son, Rowland Mowrey of Rochester, N.Y.; two grandchildren; five great grandchildren; brothers, John McKeeta of Elizabeth Twp. and Regis of Finleyville; and nieces.

Friends will be received tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Edmund E. Wojciechowski Jr. Funeral Home, Glassport. Funeral beginning there at 9:30 a.m. Thursday will be followed by mass of christian burial at 10 in Queen of the Rosary Church. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Port Vue.


Daily News, McKeesport, PA, May 20, 1996.

WILLIAM DUNCAN

William Erskine (Dunk) Duncan, 79, of Glassport died today at home. Retired in 1978 after 35 years as a furnace man in the heat treating department of Copperweld Bimetallics Division in Glassport, he was self-employed at Mr. D. Washer Repairs in Glassport and was a member of Queen of the Rosary Parish there and the SOS Club of Serra High School. Founder of Genesis House Adoption Agency in Pittsburgh, Mr. Duncan was recognized by several U.S. presidents, including Ronald Reagan, for his accomplishments with the agency and was the recipient of a papal blessing from Pope John Paul II.

Born Aug. 29, 1916, in Chattanooga, Tenn., he was a son of the late Alvin and Irene Hunsucker Duncan, and the husband of the late Elizabeth Hughes Duncan. He is survived by sons, William A. Duncan of White Oak and Joseph A. of Southboro, Mass.; daughters, Suzanne KellerTaylor of Elizabeth, Catherine Kyslinger-Ewing of Monroeville and Kathleen Duncan with whom he resided; adopted children, James Dill of Long Beach, Calif., Hugh Dill of New York, N.Y., and Mary Lee Dill with whom he resided; 12 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received in the E.C. Finney Funeral Home, Inc., Glassport, tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Queen of the Rosary Church. Interment will be in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills. The family has suggested memorial contributions to Genesis House Adoption Agendy; Jefferson Hospice, an affiliate of Family Hospice in Green Tree; or the SOS Club of Serra High School.


Daily News, McKeesport, PA, June 15, 1996.

JEANNETTE MINDA

A former resident of Fenelton and McKeesport, Jeannette P. Minda, 57, of Butler died today at home. She was a former employee of Moonlight Mushroom and a member of St. Paul Church, Butler.

Born in Glassport, April 17, 1939, she was a daughter of the late Steve and Pauline Codot Pergantis. Surviving are her husband, Earl John (Biff) Minda; sons, Timothy John and James Earl Minda of Butler and Greg Allen Minda of Volant; six grandchildren; and brothers, Nicholas Pergantis of McKeesport and Stadios Pergantis of Glassport.

Friends will be received tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Young Funeral Home, Butler. Mass of christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday in St. Paul Church. Entombment will follow in the Chapel of Devotion at Butler County Memorial Park.


Pittsburgh Post Gazette, August 2, 1996.

SISTER VIVIAN ZAPF

Served as an inspiration to others with cancer

By Johnna A. Pro Post-Gazette Staff Writer

Three years ago, Sister Vivian Zapf went to the Burger King Cancer Caring Center in Bloomfield looking for support to help her understand breast cancer, the disease that was ravaging her body.

Sister Vivian found the help she needed.

But more so, she served as an inspiration to others and, then, went on to become one of the top fund raisers for the center.

Sister Vivian, who was a member of the order of the Sisters of Divine Providence, died Wednesday of the cancer, at the Provincial House infirmary in McCandless. She was 66.

"I think we put nuns on a pedestal. But by just coming here, it really made other people accept where they were in dealing with the disease themselves. She was really open about saying, 'this is hard,' and by doing that she showed them it was OK to ask for help," said Linda Larva, director of support services at the Cancer Caring Center, which was founded in 1988. "She was very much a hero for me. She did more for me than I could have ever done for her."

"She was really on a crusade to let women know that no matter who they are, they can get breast cancer. She really wanted to educate woman to get their mammograms."

Sister Vivian was one of the center's staunchest advocates, and in 1984 and 1985 was one of the top 10 fund raisers during the organization's 10K Walk.

Her feat was more remarkable, because she couldn't walk.

In 1994, while walking up a set of steps en route to a baby shower, Sister Vivian fell, breaking her kneecap.

It hardly sidelined her.

From her bed at the Provincial House infirmary, she conducted a well-orchestrated phone and letter campaign to get more than $1,000 in pledges.

And then she went even further.

She recruited others to get pledges and participate in the event, dubbed the group Sister Act I, and on the day of the walk, had a friend push her wheelchair through the entire course route.

Last year, Sister Act II took to the street for the 10K walk, once again headed by Sister Vivian, who orchestrated it all from her bed.

"We need her humor, her honesty, her willingness to reach out to others, both to get help and give help," Larva said. "It's a sad day for all of us, but a wonderful day for heaven now that she's up there."

Sister Vivian, who was an elementary school teacher, joined the Order of Divine Providence in 1945 and three years later, took her vows.

For 38 years, she taught children in the diocese of Pittsburgh, but illness forced her to retire in 1987.

She is survived by two sisters, Mary Etta Sellman of West Chicago, Ill., and Grace Sloan of Phoenix.

Visitation will be from noon to 3:30 p.m. today in the Provincial House, 9000 Babcock Blvd., McCandless. A Mass will be at 4 p.m. in the Provincial House chapter. Burial will be in the order's cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Sisters of Divine Providence education and retirement fund.

Sister Vivian taught at St. Cecelia School in Glassport during the late forties to early fifties.


Daily News, McKeesport, PA, September 19, 1996.

ELEANOR TRAGESSER

Eleanor Payne Tragesser, 80, of Glassport died Tuesday in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. A retired teacher from the Glassport and South Allegheny School Districts, she was a member of the Pennsylvania State Education Association, the Penn State Alumni Association, Ladies Auxiliary to Glassport American Legion Post 443 and the Glassport Women's Club and its library workers.

Born in Glassport, Feb. 29, 1916, she was a daughter of the late George A. and Gertrude Payne and the wife of the late John N. (Jack) Tragesser. Surviving are a son, John (Nick) Tragesser, Colonel USA (Ret.) of Orlando, Fla.; daughter, Eileen T. Johnson of Sebastian, Fla.; four grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

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


Daily News, McKeesport, PA, October 2, 1996.

Community Activist, Steve Orlando, Dies

Steve Orlando, 93, of Glassport died yesterday in Kane Regional Center in McKeesport. Retired owner/operator of Orlando's Produce in Glassport, he was active in the Glassport community and was the landscaper and designer of the Glassport Honor Roll. A member of Queen of the Rosary Parish. he was a member of Sons of Italy Lodge 941 of Glassport and was its "Man of the Year" in 1963, a charter member and two-term president of the Glassport Lions Club, a charter member and building fund chairperson of the Samuel Weiss Library an Glassport and a supportive member of the National Enforcement Officers of Washington, D.C., and the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association in Harrisburg. He also was affiliated with the Italian Sons and Daughters of America.

Born in Sicily, Italy, April 6, 1903, he was a son of the late John and Angela Romano Orlando and the husband of the late Elizabeth Pecora Orlando. Surviving are a son, John Orlando of New Castle; daughter, Angela Carol Starinsky of New Port Richey, Fla.; two grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and brothers and sisters, Anthony Orlando and Madeline Busalacchi of Milwaukee, Wis., and Vincent Orlando and Maria Provinzano in Sicily; nieces and nephews.

Friends will be receive tomorrow from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Edmund E. Wojciechowski Jr. Funeral Home, Glassport. Funeral will begin there at 9:30 a.m. Saturday followed by mass of christian burial at 10 in Queen of the Rosary Church. Entombment will follow in New St. Joseph Mausoleum, North Versailles Twp.


Daily News, McKeesport, PA, January 6, 1997.

JOSEPH PENSENSTADLER

Joseph J. Pensenstadler, 85, of Glassport died yesterday. A retired employee of Copperweld Bimetallics Division in Glassport with 37 years of service, he was a 'former Glassport Councilman and a Boy Scout leader of Glassport Troop 52 for more than 30 years, guiding more than 20 scouts to their highest rank, the Eagle Scout. He and his late wife, Rose, cared for 65 foster children in their home over the years and he enjoyed working outdoors at their farm outside of Chicora for more than 40 years.

Born March 26, 1911, in Glassport, he was a son of the late Joseph W. and Anna Kershbaum Pensenstadler and the husband of the late Rosaline Gessner Pensenstadler. Surviving are sons, Wayne of Pinehurst, N.C., and Dr. Roy Pensenstadler of Ambridge; daughters, Kathleen Wise of Cranbury, N.J., and Rosaline Shrout of Murrysville; 11 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; sister, Catherine Joliffe of Clairton; and brother, William Pensenstadler of Glassport.

Friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the John T. Hart Funeral Home, Murrysville. Funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Mother of Sorrows Church, Murrysville. Interment will be in New St. Joseph cemetery, North Versailles Twp.


Daily News, McKeesport, PA, January 20, 1997.

ROSE KIMMELMAN

Rose Kimmelman, 83, of White Oak died today in McKeesport Hospital. She was a member of Hadassah and Congregation Temple B'nai Israel.

Born May 25, 1913, in Glassport, she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Sarah Klein. She is survived by her husband, Harry Kimmelman; daughters, Joann Rubinstein of Canton, Ohio, and Gail Wine of Plano, Tex.; and five grandchildren.

Arrangements, in charge of Strifflers' White Oak, were incomplete. Interment will take place in Temple B'nai Israel Cemetery, Versailles, with Rabbi Daniel Schiff officiating.


Daily News, McKeesport, PA, February 10, 1997.

LENA FURMAN

Lena Lodico Furman, 78, of Glassport died there yesterday. Formerly employed at McKeesport Hospital, she was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Glassport and its Session and board of trustees.

Born Feb. 14, 1918, she was the wife of the late Harry E. Furman. She is survived by son, Harry E. Furman Jr. of Rypin, Wis.; daughter, Linda Yenke of Greenock; three grandchildren; two great grandchildren; sisters, Elizabeth Saccamagno of Swissvale and Sarah Petrocco of Brick Town, NJ.; nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the E.C. Finney Funeral Home, Inc., Glassport. Service will be conducted there at 10 a.m. Wednesday by the Rev. Robert Montgomery. Entombment will be m the mausoleum at Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills.


Daily News, McKeesport, PA, February 26, 1997.

HARRY WITT

Harry Witt, 86, of Glassport died yesterday in McKeesport Hospital. He was a retired welder for Bucyrus Erie Corp., Glassport, and a member of Queen of the Rosary Parish there.

Born in Glassport, Sept. 22, 1910, he was the son of the late Andrew and Veronica Zawodniak Witkowski. He is survived by his wife, Isabella Babyak Witt; sons, Harry W. Witt of New Vernon, N.J., and James A. Witt of Glassport; three grandchildren; a great grandson; sisters, Clara Wassick of Pittsburgh, Regina Deliman, Gertrude Krivonak and Theresa Andrews of Glassport; brothers, Edward Witkowski of Glassport and Edwin (Gabby) Witkowski of Port Vue; nieces and nephews.

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


Daily News, McKeesport, PA, April 15, 1997.

HELEN KAUFMANN

Helen Kaufmann, 81, of Glassport died Sunday in McKeesport Hospital. She was a member of Queen of the Rosary Parish in Glassport and its Confraternity of Christian Mothers and Ladies Guild, the American Association of Retired Persons and the Golden Key Club of McKeesport Hospital.

Born Dec. 14, 1915, in Clairton, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary Sinai Verbanec. She is survived by her husband, Leonard D. Kaufmann; sons, Leonard Kaufmann III of Winter Springs, Fla., and Robert D. aufmann of Pleasant Hills; daughters, Joyce Niccum of Woodbury, Minn., and Joanne Welch of McKeesport; ten grandchildren; six great grandchildren; sisters, Peg Palumbo and Florence Mortimer and Gloria Johnston of Clairton; nieces and nephews.

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


Daily News, McKeesport, PA, June 26, 1997.

JACOB ZEBROSKI

Jacob S. Zebroski, 90, of Glassport died yesterday at home. A retired inspector from the National plant, U.S. Steel Corp., he was a member of Queen of the Rosary Parish in Glassport.

Born Aug. 12, 1906, in Glassport, he was a son of the late Jacob and Mary Ann Zebroski. He is survived by his wife, Mildred F. Nizinski Zebroski; sons, Arthur J. and Kenneth A. Zebroski of Glassport, Regis F. of Jefferson and James L. of Liberty; ,13 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; sisters, Virginia Zebroski of Dravosburg and Alice Barna of Port Vue; and brothers, Leo and Stanley Zebroski of Glass port.

Friends are being received in the Edmund E. Wojciechowski Jr. Funeral Home, Glassport, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. tomorrow in Queen of the Rosary Church. Interment will be in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp.


Daily News, McKeesport, PA, October 20, 1997.

NICHOLAS SHERMAN

Nicholas E. (Monk) Sherman, 83, of Glassport died Saturday at home. A retired welder from the National plant, U.S. Steel Corp., he was the owner and operator of Sherman Welding, Glassport, and a member of Queen of the Rosary Parish, Polish National Alliance Lodge and American Legion Post 443 of Glassport and the Claremont Hunting Club. A master sergeant with the U.S. Army Air Corps in the European and African Theaters of Operations during World War 11, he was a recipient of the Distinguished Unit Badge and eight Bronze Stars.

Born in Glassport, May 19, 1914, he was a son of the late Leo and Sarah Zidell Sherman. Surviving are his wife, Nellie Marovich Sherman; son, Robert G. Sherman of Finleyville; two grandchildren; and sister, Evelyn Cheeseman in Virginia.

Friends are being received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Edmund E. Wojciechowski Jr. Funeral Home, Glassport. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. tomorrow in Queen of the Rosary Church. Interment will be in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills.


Daily News, McKeesport, PA, October 20, 1997.

MARGARET VACH

Margaret B. Vach, 80, of Glassport died yesterday. She was a member of St. Stephen Church, McKeesport, and its Confraternity of Christian Mothers and Guild.

Born in Glassport, Nov. 22, 1916, she was a daughter of the late John and Barbara Beluschak Labancz and the wife of the late Frank Vach. Surviving are daughters, Martha Yablonsky of Glassport and Frances Nosich of North Huntingdon Twp.; son, Anthony Vach of Burlington, Vt. seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Friends will be received tomorrow and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Edmund E. Wojciechowski Jr. Funeral Home in Glassport. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Stephen Church by the Rev. Stephen M. Kato. Interment will be m New St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles Twp. The family has suggested memorial contributions to a favorite charity.


Daily News, McKeesport, PA, November 25, 1997.

JOSEPH TRUNZO

Joseph Trunzo, 82, of Glassport died yesterday in McKeesport Hospital. A retired shipper from Copperweld Bimetallics Division, Glassport, he was a member of Queen of the Rosary Parish in Glassport.

Born Oct. 16, 1915, in Glassport, he was a son of the late Salvadore and Maria Montesanti Trunzo. He is survived by his wife, Mary O'Branovich Trunzo; daughters, Carol Gibson of East McKeesport, Mary Jo Hallett of Virginia Beach, Va., and Kathryn Whitlock of Chesapeake, Va.; sons, Joseph Trunzo Jr. of Laurel, Md., Victor Trunzo of North Potomac, Md., and Frank Trunzo of Silver Spring, Md., ten grandchildren and four great grandchildren; sisters and brothers, Angeline D'Antonio, Elizabeth Carson and John Trunzo of Glassport and Paul Trunzo of Venice, Fla.

Friends will be received in the Edmund E. Wojciechowski Jr. Funeral Home, Glass today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. No visitation is scheduled Thursday. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday in Queen of the Rosary Church. Interment will be in Good Shepherd Cemetery, Monroeville.


Daily News, McKeesport, PA, September 3, 1998.

BERNETTA KILL

A former Glassport resident Bernetta Jenny Ritter Kill, 89, died yesterday at Foxdale Retirement Community in State College. A graduate of Hanley High School in Winchester, Va., and the Sargeant Physical Education School for Women in Boston, Mass., she received a bachelor's degree from the University of Pittsburgh.

Mrs. Kill was a retired physical education teacher at Elizabeth Forward High School and Central High School in Lonaconing, Md. She was the women's basketball coach at Elizabeth Forward High School and coached a WPIAL Championship women's basketball team. She was a member of Glassport United Methodist Church and the American Association of Retired Persons and a 50-year member of the Glassport Women's Club.

Born Feb. 25, 1909, in Winchester, she was the daughter of the late Amos Taylor and Lola Seal Ritter and the wife of the late Harvey O'Neil Kill. She is survived by daughter, Mary Ann Lucas of State College; four grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Friends will be received in the E.C. Finney Funeral Home, Inc., Glassport, tomorrow from 11 a.m. until the hour of service there at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Walter Patton officiating. Private interment will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp.


Daily News, McKeesport, PA, September 5, 1998.

JOHN VICTOR

John (Hambone) Victor, 61, of Glassport died yesterday in Jefferson Hospital. He was a retired road inspector for Allegheny County.

Born March 6, 1937, in Glassport, he was the son of the late John Victor and Grace Milligan Anderson and the husband of the late Susan Adamcik Victor. He is survived by children, Lesley Morrow, Julie and Kevin Victor, all of Glassport; and two grandchildren.

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


Daily News, McKeesport, PA, September 23, 1998.

ELVIRA MURN

Elvira (Evie) Murn, 73, of Glassport died there yesterday. A former employee of Steelmet Inc., she was a member of St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church and its Rosary Society, St. Anne's Auxiliary' to the Divine Redeemer Motherhouse, the Confraternity of Christian Mothers of Queen of the Rosary Parish in Glassport and the First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association.

Born in Philadelphia, April 7, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Umberto and Evelina Pacifico Gigli. She is survived by her husband, Charles Murn; daughters, Charlene Yuhas of Elizabeth and Belle Murn and Nancy Walker in Maryland; son, Chas B. Murn with whom she resided; seven grandchildren; brothers, Bert and Charles Gigli in Florida; sisters, Dolly Borrelli of Glassport, ]ennie Gallagher of McKeesport and Violet Kissner in Ohio; nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received today and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Edmund E. Wojciechowski ]r. Funeral Home, Glassport. A blessing service will be offered there Friday at 9:30 a.m. followed by Divine Liturgy at 10 in St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church with the Rev. Stephen Veselenak as celebrant. Interment will be in St. Nicholas Cemetery, North Versailles Twp.


Daily News, McKeesport, PA, September 26, 1998.

THELMA TOMEDOLSKY

Thelma Tomedolsky, 60, of Glassport died yesterday in Jefferson Hospital. She was a member of Queen of the Rosary Parish in Glassport.

Born in Smock, Oct. 3, 1937, she was the daughter of Beatrice Tewell Stout of Glassport and the late William Stout. She is survived by her mother; husband, Joseph B. Tomedolsky; son, Troy Tomedolsky of Chapel Hill, N.C.; daughter, Tracy Tomedolsky at home; a grandchild; brothers, William Stout of Englewood, Ohio, Robert Stout of Carlow and Richard Stout of Glassport; nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received today and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Edmund E. Wojciechowski Jr. Funeral Home, Glassport. Services will begin there Monday at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Queen of the Rosary Church. Interment will be in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp.


Daily News, McKeesport, PA, November 9, 1998.

VERONICA BRADLEY

Veronica Cecilia Bradley, 79, of Elizabeth Twp. died Saturday in Jefferson Hospital. A retired assistant bookkeeper for Bucyrus-Erie in Glassport, she was a member of St. Michael Church in Elizabeth Twp. and the Brand Square, Square Dancing Club of Elizabeth Twp. She was a former member of Queen of the Rosary Parish in Glassport and past president of the Confraternity of Christian Mothers and Ladies Guild of the former St. Cecilia Church in Glassport.

Born in Clairton, July 24, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Joseph E. and Veronica C. Conley Pater and the wife of the late John F. Bradley Sr. Survivors include her children, Sister Roberta Bradley, C.D.P., of Belle Vernon, Sister Mariella Bradley, R.S.M., of New Kensington, the Rev. Paul J. Bradley, pastor of St. Sebastian Church in Ross Twp., J. Francis Bradley Jr. of South Park Twp., Sheila Silbaugh of Beaver, Michele Bradley of Lake Zurich, Ill., Adele Strutt with whom she resided and Susan Hodgson of Jefferson; 11 grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Friends are being received today from 2 to 9 p.m. in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. A blessing service will be offered there tomorrow at 10:15 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 11 in St. Michael Church with her son, the Rev. Paul J. Bradley, as celebrant. Interment will be in New St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles Twp.


Pittsburgh Post Gazette, August 9, 1999.

PATERRA VENCENZIA J. (JENNIE)

Of Glassport, age 85, born May 15, 1914 in Glassport, died July 12, 1999 at Jefferson Hospital. Retired salesperson from G. C. Murphy Co., Glassport. Member of the Queen of the Rosary R. C. Church, Glassport. Daughter of Antonio and Lucy Como Giannandrea; wife of Victor J. Paterra of Glassport. Besides her husband, she has three sons, Victor A. Paterra of Elizabeth Twp and Herbert Paterra of Nashville, TN and Anthony J. Paterra of Tampa Bay, FL; a brother, Joseph A. Giannandrea of Glassport; six grandchildren, nine great grandchildren. Predeceased by two sisters, Mary, Mary Giannandrea; three brothers, John, Peter, Carl Giannandrea. Family suggests contributions to the American Cancer Society. Friends received at E.C. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, INC.,235 Monongahela & Third, Glassport, PA. 15045, 2-9 Wednesday. Funeral Thursday at 10am from Queen of the Rosary Church. Rev. Casimier Kedzierski. Interment New St. Joseph's Cemetery, North Versailles.


Daily News, McKeesport, PA , July 13, 1999.

MARY WARNICK

Mary J. Warnick, 77, of Glassport died yesterday in Jefferson Hospital. Born in Glassport, Feb. 8, 1922, she was the daughter of the late James and Stella Doyle Thomas.

Wife of the late Elden Warnick, she is survived by daughters, Grace Greiner and Cheryl McDowell of Glassport and Stella Dearth of McKeesport; six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; and sister, Josephine Berezanich of North Braddock.

Friends are being received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the I.M. Finney Funeral Home, Inc., Dravosburg. Service will be conducted there tomorrow at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills.


Pittsburgh Post Gazette, August 11, 1999.

SR. PAUL FRANCIS HEIDENREICH, C.D.P.

On Monday, August 9,1999; sister-in-law of Aniceta Heidenreich; also many nieces & nephews. Friends received 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Tuesday & 12:00 (noon)-3:30 p.m., Wednesday at Divine Providence Motherhouse, 9000 Babcock Blvd, N. H. Mass of Christian Burial in the Motherhouse Chapel, on Wednesday at 4:00 p.m.

Sister Paul Francis taught in St. Cecelia School in Glassport in the late forties to early fifties.


Daily News, McKeesport, PA , September 15, 1999.

STELLA CAPTAIN

A former Pittsburgh resident, Stella M. Captain, 89, of Wilmington, Del., died there Monday in the Parkview Nursing Center. A former department store manager and buyer, she was a member of St. Cecilia Church in Glassport, Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Vienna, Va., and Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Wilmington.

Wife of the late Joseph F. Captain Sr., she is survived by a son, Joseph F. Captain Jr. of Wilmington; four grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday at 10 a.m. in Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. Interment will be private. Arrangements are in charge of Beeson Memorial Services, Wilmington.


Daily News, McKeesport, PA , September 15, 1999.

HELEN FRALEY

A former Glassport resident, Helen Anna Fraley, 88, of Pittsburgh died Sunday in UPMC Shadyside. She was a retired bank clerk for PNC Bank.

Born in Dayton, Ohio, Aug. 15, 1911, she was a daughter of the late Harold and Elizabeth Kelley Brush and the wife of the late Edward W. Fraley. She is survived by a daughter, Donna D. Pickett of Bridgeville; four grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Friends are being received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Edward P. Kanai Funeral Home, Pittsburgh. Service will be offered there tomorrow at 11 a.m. by the Rev. Craig M. Forsythe. Interment will follow in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills.


Daily News, McKeesport, PA , September 20, 1999.

CLARA WASSICK

A former Baldwin resident, Clara L. Witkowski Wassick, 94, of McKeesport died Saturday in UPMC McKeesport. She was a member of St. Wendelin Church in Carrick.

Born in Glassport, Aug. 27, 1905, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Veronica Witkowski and the wife of the late S. James Wassick. She is survived by a son, James A. Wassick of West Mifflin; three grandchildren; brothers, Edward and Edwin Witkowski; and sisters, Regina Deliman, Theresa Andrews and Gertrude Krivonak.

Friends are being received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Cieslak and Tatko Funeral Home, Inc., Brentwood. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated tomorrow at 10 a.m. in St. Wendelin Church. Interment will follow in St. Wendelin Cemetery, Carrick.


Daily News, McKeesport, PA , Monday, November 8, 1999.

William Thomas Dzurko

William T. Dzurko, 83, of Glassport died Saturday in UPMC McKeesport. A retired crane operator for Copperweld Bimetallics Division in Glassport, he was a member of St. Martin de Porres Parish, Sovak Nationality Room Committee at the University of Pittsburgh and a U. S. Army veteran of Wold War II. He was a National Service Officer for the Catholic War Veterans and the Amvets.

Born in McKeesport, Oct. 15, 1916, he was the son of the late Thomas A. and Mary Klein Dzurko. He is survived by his wife, Anne Basarab Dzurko; daughter, Mary Mahoney of Poolesville, Md.; sons, William T. Dzurko Jr. of McKeesport and Thomas A. Dzurko of Macomb Twp., Mich.; five grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Friends are being received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Edmund E. Wojciechowski Jr. Funeral Home, Glassport. Service will begin there tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in the Holy Trinity worship site with the Rev. John Rushofsky as celebrant. Interment will be in the Calvary Cemetery, Port Vue.


Roy Milton Hickes

Obituary taken from the Springfield, Ohio, Local Newspaper, August 13, 1999

ROY MILTON HICKES

90, of Springfield, died early Tuesday morning, August 10, 1999, at Mercy Medical Center. He was born March 22, 1909, in Saxton, Pennsylvania, the son of the late John Maurice and Blanche Olive (Carothers) Hickes. A 1925 graduate of Glassport High School, he received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Indiana State College, Indiana, Pennsylvania, in 1929. His masters in education was conferred by Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, in 1934, followed by a Doctorate in Education in 1951, from the University of Pittsburgh. During the years of 1929 - 1938, he was employed as a science teacher and athletic coach at Glassport High School, Glassport, Pennsylvania, and from 1938-1951, he served as the school Principal. In 1951, he became the Superintendant of Schools in the Carnegie, Pennsylvania school district, a position he held until 1960.

In May of 1960, he relocated with his family to Springfield, Ohio, where he joined the faculty of Wittenberg University as an Associate Professor of Education and Director of the Summer Session. During his 15 years with Wittenberg, he served as Chairman of the Education Department and Director of the Graduate Program in Education. He retired in June of 1975, and was granted emeritus status in September, 1975. He shared with his students a love both for teaching and learning.

Roy was an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing, hunting and gardening. An active member of Trinity Lutheran Church, he sported a characteristic bowtie, and met the challenge of a good bridge hand. His survivors include his wife of 54 years, Mary Kathryn (Hardy) Hickes; one daughter and son-in-law, Melissa H. and Kenneth W. Zaletski of Chester, Virginia; four grandchildren, Melissa Harwood Bacon and husband, Kevin of Columbus, Ohio, Megan Harwood Trout and husband, Christopher of Walnut Creek, California; Matthew Thomas Harwood of Springfield and Roy Michael Zaletski of San Diego, California; and 10 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Rebecca Hickes Harwood, on November 10, 1998, and his brother, John M. Hickes in 1995. Pap was a cherished and respected husband, father, and grandfather.

In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1612 South Belmont Avenue, Springfield, on Friday, August 13, 1999, at 1:30 p.m. with Pastor Bonny Kinnunen officiating. Interment will be in the Garden of Remembrance at Trinity Lutheran Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 8899 Brookside Avenue, Suite 102, West Chester, Ohio 45069. The LITTLETON & RUE FUNERAL HOME, SPRINGFIELD, has assisted the family and handled the arrangements.


Raymond Paine

To the Memory of Raymond Paine

Submitted by Bill Shaw, Classmate GHS54 Zzsshaw@aol.com

By Jerry Vondas TRIBUNE-REVIEW ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ------------------------------------------------ A gifted actor, director and teacher, Raymond Laine was directly involved in more than 200 productions in his theatrical career-so many, he would say, that he lost count. Among his acting credits were performances in "The Lion in Winter" and "That Championship Season" and his roles in "Darrow" and "Guilty Until Proven Innocent" were televised on NBC and CBS. His directing credits included "Dracula" and "Agnes of God". Susan McGregor considered herself one of Mr. Laine's groupies-even though she had her own acting credentials. She eventually became his wife. Raymond Laine, a resident of Pittsburgh's Hazelwood section, died of complications of ill health on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000 at his home. He was 63. Susan McGregor-Laine recalled how she met her husband. As a young woman, the British-born paralegal had participated in community theater in Kuwait and later in Hong Kong, where she was employed by Alcoa. In 1968, Susan McGregor was transferred to Alcoa's Pittsburgh Office. I was attending a performance of "'Lenny' at the Odd Chair Playhouse in the South Hills," she said. Raymond was playing the title role, which dealt with the life of Lenny Bruce. I was really impressed with his acting. He was really cool. "After we were introduced, I told Raymond that I was going to be one of his groupies. We joked about it for years. Soon we began to see one another, both at plays and socially." In 1978, Raymond Laine and Susan McGregor began to participate in one act plays. They were married on January 13, 1979, and later that year Mr. Laine joined the faculty of Point Park College's Conservatory of Fine Arts. Raymond Laine directed his wife in several plays. "He was an exceptional teacher," she said. "Raymond first directed me in "Noises Off." It's a British comedy. He was a great director. I admired watching him at work. We never had a problem. We agreed that once we got home we'd never discuss theater. Raymond enjoyed working in his garden and remodeling the house we bought in Hazelwood. " Ronald Allan-Lindbloom, artistic producing director of the Playhouse Conservatory Company, and the man who directed Raymond last fall in what was to be his final role at the Playhouse - that of Admiral Grimwade in "On the Beach"- called him the center piece of our directing program, who will be missed by all his students. He was the consummate professional. " Eventhough Ray was not well during rehearsals and performances he never let it affect his work. I know he pushed through with "On the Beach" on days he didn't feel up to it. But he pushed on with it. Born and raised in Glassport, Allegheny County, Mr. Laine attended Glassport High School, where he was a member of the drama club. A good athlete, he played softball and basketball. He graduated in 1954. Mr. Laine enlisted in the U. S. Air Force and was stationed with a supply unit in Germany. After his discharge, Mr. Laine received a scholarship to enroll in the Pittsburgh Playhouse School of Theater. Upon receiving his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Point Park, he was asked to join the Playhouse School's production staff as stage manager. Eager to establish himself as an actor, Mr. Laine joined other actors at the Milton Katselas Studio in New York City, and also spent several years with Bill Ball's American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. In his 20 year teaching career at Point Park College, Mr. Laine "inspired devotion among his students," recalled Robin Walsh, an actress, who first met Mr. Laine when she was a student at Point Park. "Ray would look at students that no one else would notice and draw them out. He'd give them a chance to bloom in ways that were not expected. After I graduated, Ray and I performed together in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolfe" and "On the Beach." Working with Ray would push you to a new level. He'd encourage and give you help, but he wouldn't do it for you. You weren't spoon-fed, but he'd meet you half way." Mr. Laine is survived by his wife, Susan McGregor-Laine; his mother, Anna Laine of Millvale; Sisters Elizabeth Siszwart of Florida and Grace Laine of Millvale; and brothers Bill of Atlanta and Bobby of Millvale. A memorial service for friends and colleagues will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests remembrances to a charity or organization of personal choice.


Ralph J. Martino

To the Memory of Ralph J. Martino, a Best Friend

The loss of a best friend is hard to bear. I will never forget all of our Friday lunch get-togethers, our times in San Francisco and Brazil. You were such a great supporter of this web page, so much so, that your spirit will always remain here. May you have eternal peace and rest... Richard Uher

Obituary taken from the Daily News, McKeesport, PA , Friday, October 8, 1999.

Composer of the "Tic-Tock Polka," Ralph J. Martino, 80, of Glassport died Wednesday in Jefferson Hospital. A retired engineer from Westinghouse Electric Corp., he was a member of Queen of the Rosary Parish in Glassport and its Holy Name Society, Sons of Italy Lodge 941 and American Legion Post 443, both in Glassport. Mr. Martino served with the U. S. Army during World War II as a combat infantryman in the European Theater of Operations and was the first member of the 85th Division to enter Rome.
Born in Glassport, March 6, 1919, he was the son of the late Louis and Elizabeth Dippolito Martino. He is survived by daughters, Maxine Ainsbury of Turtle Creek and Stephanie Peck of Glassport; a grandchild; brothers, Nicholas Martino of Glassport, Joseph Martino of San Diego, Calif., and Anthony Martino of San Juan, Puerto Rico; nieces and nephews.

Friends are being received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Edmund E. Wojciechowski Jr. Funeral Home in Glassport. Service will begin there Saturday at 9:30 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in Queen of the Rosary Church. Entombment will take place in the mausoleum at New St. Joseph Cemetery in North Versailles Twp.


Daily News McKeesport, PA, December 24, 1999.

ELIZABETH CHURAY

Elizabeth A. Churay, 93, of Glassport died yesterday at home. Former owner of Churay's Confectionery in Wilson, she was a member of Queen of the Rosary Parish, Glassport.

Born in Slovakia, June 29, 1906, she was the daughter of the late John and Anna Benjak Kondis and the wife of the late John S. Churay. She is survived by daughters, Elizabeth C. Goetz with whom she resided and Juliana Bickerton of Anchorage, Alaska; son, Mark Churay of Denham Springs, La.; 11 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

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


Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

ObituarySouth/Alan Kuffner: Little League umpire

Wednesday, August 08, 2001

By Al Lowe, Tri-State Sports & News Service

Alan Kuffner, a lifelong Glassport resident, enjoyed umpiring Little League baseball and basketball games but "wouldn't take any guff from the kids," his wife, Mary, said. "I think they respected him."

Once, while he was umpiring, an opposing team snickered about his green socks. Mr. Kuffner made sure he wore them each time Glassport faced them after that.

"I remember him telling one catcher, 'If your nose turns around again, follow it off the field,'" she said.

He hated to quit but did so when multiple sclerosis slowed him down.

Mr. Kuffner, 75, died of colon cancer Thursday at home.

He met his wife when they both attended Glassport High School.

"He kept staring at me," she remembered. "He was the only boyfriend I ever had."

He graduated in 1944, then joined the Army Air Corps and was trained as a gunner on a bomber plane, but the war ended while he was home on furlough. Instead of being shipped overseas, he was stationed in Wisconsin. His future wife wrote him letters. They married in 1947.

Mr. Kuffner worked at Copperweld for 32 years and unloaded barges, trains and trucks. He retired in 1979.

He chose their home because it was a one-mile walk from where he worked, but he rarely walked to work anyway, except in bad weather, his wife said.

Perhaps the oddest incident during his umpiring career occurred during the unrest and riots of the '60s. A busload of youngsters set out to play in a city league championship, but only the umpires knew the location.

One daughter, Lynne Anne, died when she was 7 years old. "She was the light of his life. He never got over it," his wife said.

Besides his wife, Mr. Kuffner is survived by one son, Alan Jr. of Kennedy; and two daughters, Mary Jane Hirt of Harmar and Nancy Thomas of Orlando, Fla.

A service was held Monday at Wojciechowski Funeral Home in Glassport.


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