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Arnold E. Handley

March 31, 2020 |

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

Arnold E. Handley, age 85, of Elizabeth, passed away on Monday, March 30, 2020 at Arden Courts of Jefferson Hills. An Air Force veteran serving during the Korean War and member of American Legion Post 712 in Pleasant Hills, he was a retired sheet metal fabricator for Sheet Metal Workers Local Union 66 in Everett, WA. Born August 19, 1934 in Monroe, he was a son of the late Arnold and Gladys (Quigley) Handley and husband of the late Virginia L. (LaFrankie) Handley. He is survived by his brothers, Paul (Lorraine) Handley and George (Christine) Handley, both of Fayetteville, GA; grandson, Adam Handley of Washington State; daughter-in-law, Cheryl Handley of Washington State; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by son, Scott Handley; brother, Donald Handley; and sister, Irene Sickles. No visitation or services are planned. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolenes at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Valerie A. Marecic Tkocs

March 31, 2020 |

By Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home | Posted in: Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home

 Valerie A  Marecic Tkocs November 12, 1961 – March 30, 2020 of West Mifflin Peacefully passed away with her family by her side on March 30th at the age of 58. She was the wife of 28 years to Douglas Tkocs. She was a remarkable mother to Kayla, with constant love, care, and support flowing through her.  She was amazing and loving “Juju” to Gianna. She absolutely adored her future son in law, Justin Lutheran. She was the daughter of the late Ruldolph and Evelyn (Sabino) Marecic. She is survived by her siblings Marian Marecic Stephen Marecic Gregory Marecic Joseph (Shelly) Marecic Richard (Jennifer) Marecic Patricia (John) Tour James Marecic preceded in death by the late Michael (surving spouse Robin) Marecic Francis Marecic. She was a second mother and an amazing aunt to many nieces and nephews 
Mika Taira Joey Jessie  Stevie  Frankie Nicolette Mason Paige Marisa  Vinnie Ryan. And great aunt of Jade Gavin Brok Aidan Wyatt Francis.
She dedicated her life advocating and supporting children and adults with intellectual disabilities/autism with Rankin Christian Center/Mon Valley Supports as a Senior Supports Coordinator. She touched the hearts of many clients and their families.  Given current circumstances, there will be no funeral service at this time. In lieu of flowers, monetary contributions can be sent to Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home 212 Wilmot St., Duquesne PA 15110 for a guardian trust to be made for her granddaughter Gianna Lutheran who was the light of her life.

 


Edward L. Phillips

March 31, 2020 |

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

Edward L. Phillips, age 94, of North Versailles, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving wife and children on March 29, 2020. Born October 17, 1925, in Brownsville, PA, he was the son of the late Peter and Mary (Zoltan) Phillips and the beloved husband of Emilia (Sauchin )Phillips.

 
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Diane Wilhelm

March 30, 2020 |

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

Diane Wilhelm, of Greensburg, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 26, 2020. She was born in Greensburg on February 17, 1939 and is the daughter of the late Harry and Mary Marion Tulloch Moore. She was a graduate of St. Xavier Academy.  She volunteered for the Salvation Army as a bell ringer around the holidays.  She was a longtime member of Alpha Ministries, an avid reader and a breast cancer survivor.

 
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Wayne Newton Stuckey

March 30, 2020 |

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

Wayne Newton Stuckey, 82, of Plum Borough, formerly of Cranberry Township, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on March 29, 2020. He was born May 28, 1937 in Kearnysville, WV and was the son of the late Jeremiah Newton and Mary Francis (Swartz) Stuckey.  Wayne was the husband of 55 years to the late Ann Matthews (Gum) Stuckey who passed away January 1, 2016. Wayne was a graduate of Shepherdstown High School Class of 1955. He was a US Marine Corps Veteran.   Wayne worked in finance all of his life. He belonged to the Elks in Cranberry Twp., and was an avid hunter. He was also a 32nd degree Mason and was celebrated for his 50 years in the Martinsburg Chapter. 

 
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Robert Melvin Callahan

March 30, 2020 |

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

Robert Melvin Callahan, age 95 died on March 27, 2020. He was born on May 20, 1924 in New Kensington. He was the son of the late Frank and Edith Ferguson Callahan.

Robert was a Staff Sergeant for the United States Marine Corps. He served his country during WWII. He was stationed on the Admiralty Islands in Papua New Guinea. He fought in the Battle of Mindinao, part of Operation VICTOR V, which was the campaign to liberate the Philippines. He also fought in the Battle of Okinawa, and was later stationed in China where he worked on the return of Japanese prisoners to Japan.

He enjoyed vacationing in Key West, FL, visiting casinos, watching the sports channel with his dogs, sunbathing, and cutting grass on his riding mower.

 
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Dr. Thomas E. Vrabec DDS

March 30, 2020 |

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

Dr. Thomas E. Vrabec DDS, 89, passed peacefully from this life to the next on March 30, 2020. He was a longtime resident of Oakland (Pittsburgh) and practiced dentistry there for many years before retiring to Redstone Highlands in N. Huntingdon, PA.
Tom was born in Smock, PA on March 18, 1931 to Thomas and Anna (Turosak) Vrabec. He graduated from Uniontown High School in 1949 and the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Dentistry in 1955. He served in the US Army for three years, then returned to Pittsburgh to open his dental practice. He loved his work and being with people every day.
Tom was an avid sports fan especially of Pittsburgh teams, the Pirates, Penguins, Steelers, and Panthers. He spent many hours watching in the stadiums and on TV. He participated in the sports of golf and bowling. Also he collected sports memorabilia, Marilyn Monroe memorabilia and decorative elephant figures.
He was an active member, officer and President of the Oakland Lions Club. He was a member of St. Paul’s Cathedral Parish.
Tom was preceded in death by his parents and by a special person, Ann Harper.
He is survived by a brother, Dr. Donald P. Vrabec (Eleanor) of Danville, PA, and two sisters, (Anna) Eleanor Vrabec of Uniontown, and Judith Radic (George) of Huber Heights, OH, a very special lady, Rose Lee Martin, an aunt Elaine Babbony (Paul) and an uncle Frederick Crall. Also surviving are nieces and nephews: Dr. Tamara Vrabec (Dr. Vincent Baldassano), Dr. Jeffrey Vrabec (Kathy), Dr. Keith Vrabec, Kevin Radic (Katherine), April DeLorenzo (Mark), and Justin Radic (Angela). He will be missed by these, several cousins and many friends.
Because of the coronavirus pandemic, funeral services will be private. Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Yanity Obituary

March 30, 2020 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

James F. "Jimmy" Yanity, 42 of Canonsburg, died March 29, 2020.  He is the son of Frances (Grzywinski) Yanity and the late Michael Yanity.  He is survived by his fiance Michelle Polimadei; sons Alexander and Jacob Yanity; step children Tanner and Linnea Pilarski; brothers Michael (Mary Ellen) Yanity, Fred (Jan) Yanity, Rick (Darlene) Yanity; Dan Yanity and Don (Laurie) Yanity; nephews Keith, Jason, Freddy, and Justin and nieces Tori, Melissa, Angeline, Amber and Courtney.  Due to the strict guidelines we must adhere to at this crucial time, visitation will be private.  Funeral arrangements by Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport.

 


Doris Jean McCracken

March 30, 2020 |

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

Doris Jean McCracken, 88, of Boston, passed away Sunday, March 29, 2020. She was born June 11, 1931 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Arthur and Ella (Opal) Palm. She was the wife of the late Kenneth A. McCracken who passed away February 21, 1995. She was a member of the former First United Presbyterian Church of Boston, the former Boston Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary, and was a member of the Elizabeth Township Senior Citizens. She was a former chaperone for the McKeesport Majorette and Drill Team. She worked at the former Boston Diner for 25 years. 

 
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John Ratesic

March 29, 2020 |

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

John Ratesic, age 79 of White Oak, passed away on Saturday, March 28, 2020.  Born August 25, 1940 in Braddock, PA, John was the son of the late John and Bernardine Ratesic, who raised him in McKeesport, PA.  John is survived by his devoted and loving wife of 49 years, Dorothy (Dokmanovich) Ratesic, daughter Dr. Mara Dawn (David) Koetke and granddaughter Alexandra Koetke of New York City and son, Marko (Julie) Ratesic and grandchildren Nicholas, Milena and Luke John Ratesic of Chicago.  Also surviving are his siblings Patrick (Mickey) Ratesic of Norwin, Ann (Ed) Bell of Coulter and Kay (Gerry) Feagles of Canton, Ohio.

John graduated from McKeesport High School in 1958, received a football scholarship and played for the University of Southern Mississippi, graduating in 1962.  He received his Masters Degree and Principal Certification in 1975 from Duquesne University. 

John proudly served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Army from 1963-1965.  He was a valued member of the undefeated 7th Infantry Football Team in 1963 and was named 1st Team on the All-Army Squad.

 
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Irene M. George

March 29, 2020 |

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

Irene M. George, age 88 of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Saturday, March 28, 2020 in UPMC McKeesport Hospital.  Born March 20, 1932 in Pitcairn, she was a daughter of the late James and Elizabeth (Ersik) Golick.  A member of St. Michael's Parish in Elizabeth Twp. and its Christian Mothers Club, Irene worked as a bookkeeper at area auto dealerships, including Golick's in Pitcarin, Pivirotto's in Homestead, and Kelly Chevrolet in Clairton.  She is survived by her husband of 66 years Edgar L. George; her sons James M. George of Elizabeth Twp., Steven L. (Diane) George of North Huntingdon, and Keith A. (Irene) George of Oakdale; her grandchildren Steven, Alexa, and Eyan George; and also nieces and nephews.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother James Golick.

 
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Karen M. Paterra

March 29, 2020 |

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

Karen M. (Tom Katona) Paterra, 71, lifelong resident of Versailles Borough, passed away on Saturday, March 28, 2020 in White Oak. Karen was born in McKeesport on April 14, 1948, daughter of the late Joseph and Agnes (Smith) Paterra of Versailles Borough. She was preceded in death by her sister, Paula Paterra who died in 1972. She was a member of Mary, Mother of God Church - St. Patrick Worship Site, The Palenese League of America, and served as a past officer of the Palenese Women's Auxiliary She was retired from the County of Allegheny where she worked for over 24 years as an administrative secretary.

 
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Ruth Rushe

March 29, 2020 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Ruth Rushe 78, of Glassport, passed away on Saturday March 28, 2020 in her home. She was born in Glassport on August 8, 1941 to the late William Rushe and Agnes Tachoir Rushe. Ruth is survived by her two sisters JoAnne Rushe of Glassport and Agnes Barrett of Glassport, as well as her two brothers Robert (Lori) Rushe of Duquesne, and Ralph Rushe of New Baltimore Michigan. Ruth is also survived by her many beloved nieces and nephews whom she cared for deeply. She was preceded in death by her three brothers Billy, Terry, and Tommy Rushe. Ruth spent her earlier years as an Administrative Clerk at the Credit Union where she could help people with their day to day routines. Ruth was a member of the Queen of The Rosary Catholic Church in Glassport where she served as a Eucharistic Minister. Some of her favorite things to do were to bake cakes and candies as well as her many crafts. Private services have been entrusted to E.C. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 235 Monongahela Ave, Glassport, PA 15045. A private internment will take place at St. Josephs Cemetery in North Versailles. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Queen of The Rosary Catholic Church at 530 Michigan Ave, Glassport, PA 15045. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


C. Gary Dinsel

March 28, 2020 |

By William Snyder Funeral Home | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

C. Gary Dinsel, 76, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday March 27, 2020 at UPMC Shadyside Hospital as a result of complications from open heart surgery. He was born October 14, 1943 in Altoona, PA, a son of the late Charles A. and Ruth M. (Burger) Dinsel. Gary was a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh earning a bachelor’s degree in accounting and was a licensed CPA.

He formerly owned Extrude Hone Corporation, North Huntingdon, and was a partner/owner of Greensburg Country Club. He also had served in the Army Reserves as a field medic for several years. He was a very active member of Circleville United Methodist Church, where he served on the pastoral counsel and finance committee, having been a past chairman of both groups.

He was also a longtime active member and past president of Norwin Rotary, a former board member of the Norwin Area Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Pitt Alumni Association, and a member of the Workforce Investment Board Westmoreland/Fayette County Economic Growth Connection.

 
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Carol A. Butler

March 28, 2020 |

By William S. Skovranko Memorial Home | Posted in: William S. Skovranko Memorial Home

Carol A. (Winkler) Butler, 75, of West Mifflin, died peacefully at home on Friday March 27, 2020. Born in Pittsburgh on May 9, 1944, she was the daughter of the late William Winkler and Blanche Meyer. Ms. Butler was a retired Licensed Practical Nurse and retired from John J. Kane Regional Medical Center.

 
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