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Joyce Arnold

January 19, 2021 |

By Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory

Joyce Arnold, age 78 of White Oak, passed away at home on Monday, January 18, 2021.  Born June 2, 1942 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Rudolph and Mary (Puskaric) Lasch.  A former cashier at Thorofare Market in Olympia Shopping Center and member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in North Huntingdon, Joyce enjoyed playing cards and visiting casinos in her spare time.  She is survived by her husband Kenneth Arnold; her sons Scott Arnold of White Oak and Greg (Denine) Arnold of Jeannette; her daughter Lori (Randy) Anselmino of North Huntingdon; her step-son Jeff (Debi) Mullen of Horsham; her nine grandchildren; her two great-grandchildren; her brothers Thomas (Lynn) Lasch of White Oak and Francis (Lorraine) Lasch of Manassas, VA; and also nieces and nephews.  Besides her parents, Joyce was preceded in death by her brother James Lasch.

 
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Michael Pozzuto

January 19, 2021 |

By Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory

Michael Pozzuto, 93, of Naples, FL, formerly of Elizabeth Township, passed away Saturday, January 16, 2021. He was born November 15, 1927 in McKeesport, and was the son of the late Michael and Mary (Ruggier) Pozzuto. Michael was the owner of Pozzuto & Sons Plumbing for 45 years. Prior to that he ran the plumbing division of Ryan Homes and was a past officer of Mon Yough Plumbing Contractors Association. He was a member of Mary, Mother of God, Saint Patrick Church, Christy Park.

 
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Kaye M. Whirl

January 19, 2021 |

By Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory

Kaye Merrell Whirl, 82, of White Oak, passed away Monday, January 11, 2021. She was born July 4, 1938 in Idaho Falls, Idaho and was the daughter of the late Dr. Ralph Rees Merrell, MD, and the late Lilly Viola (Morganegg) Merrell. She was the wife of the late J. Neil Domgaard who passed away in 1977. She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in White Oak and was a graduate of the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Science Degree. Kaye was a retired teacher and had taught 2nd and 3rd grade at Meadow Moor Elementary School in Salt Lake City, Utah for over 30 years. 

 
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William Craig Simpson

January 19, 2021 |

By Willig Funeral Home | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

William Craig Simpson, age 66, of Sarver, died at home on January 17, 2021.  Born January 14, 1955, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late William J. and Catherine (Keane) Simpson.  William had a camp in Emlenton and spent many summers there fishing with his children.

 
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Dorothy N. Bagnato

January 19, 2021 |

By James W. Shirley Funeral Home Inc. | Posted in: James W. Shirley Funeral Home

Dorothy N. Bagnato, 85, of North Huntingdon, passed away Sunday, January 17, 2021 at Golden Heights Personal Care Home. She was born June 5, 1935 in Oakland, a daughter of the late Thomas and Susan (Suvada) Costello. Dorothy was a Maitre D for years, was a member of St. Agnes Church and enjoyed praying the Rosary. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her infant son, Richard; brother, Al Costello; sister, Dolores Conley; and nephews, Jackie, Charles and Donald. She is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, Richard Bagnato; nieces, Janet, Lorraine (David), Marilyn (Clifford), Marylynn (David), Georgine, Dorrie; and nephews, Daniel, Frank (Debbie) and Donald (Teri). Friends will be received from 9-10:30 a.m. on Thursday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 a.m. in St. Agnes Church. Interment in Good Shepherd Cemetery, Monroeville, PA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Josephine Jasiewicz

January 19, 2021 |

By Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory

Josephine Jasiewicz, 94, of White Oak, passed away peacefully into God’s hands on Friday, January 15, 2021.  She was born on October 9, 1926 in North Braddock,  to the late Mary (Prochownic) Walczyk and John Walczyk, who immigrated from Poland. She resided in White Oak for most of her life.

 
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Betty J. Kaler

January 18, 2021 |

By Strifflers Family Funeral Homes | Posted in: Strifflers Family Funeral Homes

Betty J. Kaler, age 86, of Irwin, died on Sunday, January 17, 2021. She was born in McKeesport on June 29, 1934 and is the daughter of the late William and Regina Smith Kaler. She was a graduate of St. Peter’s High School in McKeesport, was a secretary at the G.C. Murphy Company and later was employed as the executive secretary for the vice president of Three Rivers Bank. She was a member of the Mary, Mother of God Parish, St. Angela Merici Church. One of her greatest joys was attending the symphonies and operas in Pittsburgh.

 
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Helen Bogden

January 18, 2021 |

By Strifflers Family Funeral Homes | Posted in: Strifflers Family Funeral Homes

Helen Bogden, age 98, of McKeesport, died on Saturday, January 16, 2021. She was born in Hostetter, PA on May 22, 1922 and is the daughter of the late John and Mary Pavlock Godula, and the wife of the late John B. Bogden. She worked as a salesclerk for the former Gimbel’s Department Store at Eastland Mall. Helen truly enjoyed fashion, flower gardening, and cooking and was well known for her stuffed cabbage. She was most proud of her Slovak heritage.

 
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Anthony G. Fisher

January 18, 2021 |

By Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home - Crematory | Posted in: Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory

Anthony G. Fisher, age 58 of East McKeesport, passed away January 11, 2021, at UPMC McKeesport.  Born January 12, 1962, in Little Rock, AR, he was the son of the late Charles and Joyce (Humble) Fisher and the husband of Hazel C. (Lorentz) Fisher.

 
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Eric Joseph Kozak

January 18, 2021 |

By Strifflers Family Funeral Homes | Posted in: Strifflers Family Funeral Homes

Eric Joseph Kozak, age 60, of Whitehall, died on Saturday, January 16, 2021. He was born in McKeesport on August 15, 1960 and is the son of the late Zolton and Mary Ann Gillingham Kozak. 

 
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Carol Sue Santone

January 18, 2021 |

By Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory

Carol Sue Santone, age 77 of Port Vue, passed away on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at home.   Born October 14, 1943 in Dravosburg, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Laura Mae (Lutz) Newton.  Carol loved crafts, music, and spending time with family and friends at her family cottage.  Carol was preceded in death by her husband, the late Patrick E. Santone, who passed away July 16, 2008.  She is survived by her children Sherry (Bob) Junecko Tyszkiewicz and Doug (Jess) Junecko; grandchildren Nicole (Justin) Vazquez Whittaker, Nathan (Lindsey) Vazquez, Danielle (Rick) Junecko Opfar, Chloe Junecko, Sarah (Jeremy) Jacobs Steffan and, Ryan Jacobs; great-grandchildren Adalyn and Asher Whittaker, Vance and Vida Vazquez, Mason Junecko, Rhiannon and Jackson Opfar and, Brayden and Brody Steffan; siblings Jim (Donna) Newton and Barb (Walter) Wygonik; nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.  In addition to her parents and husband, Carol was preceded in death by her daughter Michelle Junecko Jacobs and siblings: Don (Patricia) Newton, Bill Newton, Richard (Mae) Newton, Lanna (Gene and Betty) Bender, and Mary (Tom) Hartnett.  All services are private at the request of the family due to the current circumstances.  Arrangements by the Daniel F. Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory, Versailles. 

 
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Wilson Obituary

January 18, 2021 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

  Richard A. Wilson, 80, died Jan. 17, 2021.  He is the son of the late Albert and Mary (Marcus) Wilson and beloved husband of the late Wilma (Kania) Wilson.  Richard is survived by his sons Richard (Cheryl) Wilson, Dave (Sharon) Wilson, Eric (Melissa) Wilson and Chris (Teresa) Wilson; step daughters Samantha and Katrina Miller; grandchildren Sean and Hannah Wilson and Bailey and Ellie Maskil; brothers John Wilson, Danny Wilson, and Al Wilson and sister Mildred Liebel. He was preceded in death by brother Bill Wilson. Richard was retired from US Steel Irvin Works.  Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport on Wed. from 2-4 and 6 to 7:30 at which time a blessing will be held.

 


James Anthony Tate

January 18, 2021 |

By Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home - Crematory | Posted in: Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory

James Anthony Tate, Sr., age 71, of Versailles Borough, died January 15, 2021, at UPMC McKeesport. Born September 17, 1949, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late James A. and Edith (DelAsandro) Tate and the husband of Cathy (Coltogirone) Tate.

 
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George L. Moresea

January 17, 2021 |

By Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory

George L. Moresea, age 91, of Blaine Hill, passed away on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at Southwestern Nursing Center. He was a retired draftsman with U.S. Steel and a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Elizabeth and a social member of the Elizabeth and Blaine Hill Fireman’s Clubs. Born October 8, 1929 in Elizabeth, he was a son of the late Lindo and Helen (Romanski) Moresea and husband of the late Janet Ann (McKown) Moresea who passed away December 19, 2020. He is survived by his son, Michael L. (Tammi) Moresea of Beaver Falls; and grandsons, Jacob D. and Michael L. Moresea. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Moresea. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 from 2 – 3 PM. Air Force military honors will take place at 3PM. In order to comply with Covid-19 restrictions, guests are required to wear masks and follow CDC social distancing guidelines. You may be asked to limit your visiting time so that all guests will have an opportunity to pay their respects. The family would like to express their understanding to those who are unable to attend due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com

 


Dennis P. "Denny" Malloy

January 17, 2021 |

By Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home | Posted in: Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home

Dennis P. “Denny” Malloy, age 68, of Gibsonia, passed away on Saturday, January 16, 2021. Born in Carlisle, PA on August 22, 1952, he was the son of Norma J. (Ganczak) Malloy of Duquesne and the late Francis M. “ Sonny” Malloy. He was retired from Port Authority where he was head of subway maintenance and was a member of St. Richard Church in Gibsonia. He enjoyed going to his cottage in Pymatuning, enjoyed fishing, hunting, cooking, talk radio & spending time with the people he loved especially his grandchildren Dawson C. and Brody P. Boyer. He proudly served his country in the Navy during the Vietnam War. Besides his mother, he is survived by his former wife, Carmen Malloy and was happily together with Meghan Palmer. He was the father of Melanie Marie (Malloy) Boyer of Wexford, Hannah P. Malloy of Wexford and Sean M. Malloy of Lawrenceville; grandfather of Dawson C. and Brody P. Boyer; brother of Paul (Janice K.) Malloy of Munhall, Sharon McCracken of West Mifflin and Patrick A. Malloy of Duquesne. He is also survived by his nieces and nephews, Andres, Diana, Brittany, Mariajose, Juan Felipe, Jose Miguel, Anna Victoria and Isabella. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 15110, 412-466-3300, where a blessing service will be held at 1:30 p.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 2:00 p.m. at St. Joseph Church, Duquesne with the Rev. Dan Sweeney officiating. Burial with Military Honors will be held on Thursday, January 21, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.

 

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