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Deborah “Debbie” Jean Racan

January 24, 2020 |

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

Deborah “Debbie” Jean Racan was born in Greensburg, Pennsylvania on September 6, 1948. She departed us on January 22, 2020.

A loving wife, mother and homemaker, Debbie was a fantastic cook and always enjoyed preparing meals for her family. She was an extremely affectionate mother and doting grandmother who was proud of both her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed oldies and had a large collection of albums that she listened to through her passing. She liked meeting new people and would never shy away from being the first to strike up a new conversation. Debbie was formerly employed by Giant Eagle of North Huntingdon.

Debbie is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Joseph “Joe” Racan Sr., brother Charles "Chuckie" Wolf, sister Carol Robinson, son Joseph “Joe” Racan, Jr. and his wife Julie, daughter Tina McGeorge and husband Randall "Randy". She is also survived by five grandchildren, Joseph “Joe” Racan, Adeline Racan, Lauren Racan, Blake and Gavin Mastro.

Her husband, Joe diligently cared for her in the last few years of her life and she will be missed greatly although her family knows that she is finally at peace.

A Memorial Service celebrating her life will be held at a later date.
www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Raymond F. Wolf

January 24, 2020 |

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

Raymond F. Wolf, 91, of Glassport, died peacefully, surrounded by family on January 22, 2020. Ray was born on December 10, 1928 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania. Preceded in death by his parents, John and Hilda (Moritz) Wolf; his brothers, Anthony and Leonard Wolf; and sister Dorothy (Wolf) Meehan. Ray is survived by his wife, Kathleen (Resvosky) Wolf; son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Kathleen Wolf; daughter and son-in-law Linda and Alfred Zangrilli. Beloved Pappy to Meghan and Jaime Wolf & Annika and Mario Zangrilli. Ray and Kathleen were married in 1960, and happily celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary last November. Ray was a source of quiet strength throughout his life and in the lives of his family.

 
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Geraldine Marie Ference

January 24, 2020 |

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

Geraldine Marie Ference,  83, of White Oak, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, January 23, 2020. She was born March 21, 1936 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late George and Marie (Rodman) Kremp. Geraldine was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church, North Huntingdon, and the Christian Mothers. She was a retired Personnel Manager at the K-Mart in North Versailles.

 
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Jane M. Latine

January 24, 2020 |

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

Jane M. Latine, age 70 of Clairton, passed away at home on Thursday, January 24, 2020.  Born September 22, 1949 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Samuel J. and Marie B. (Mitaly) Latine.  A retired office clerk for US Steel, working at both Clairton and Irvin Works, Jane is survived by her siblings June Latine of Clairton and James (the late Debra) Latine of Forward Twp.

 
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Harry Paul Horsman

January 24, 2020 |

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

Harry Paul Horsman, 56, of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday, January 23, 2020. He was born June 24, 1963 in Wilkinsburg, a son of the late Harry and Elizabeth (Uhlir) Horsman. Harry Paul was employed as a truck driver for AGX. He enjoyed hunting, riding quads with his friends, working in his garage and spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife, Renee Maloney Horsman; son, Joshua Horsman; daughter, Marissa Horsman; and extended family. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home on Thursday, January 30 from 6-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the family. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Franswal Warren Rice

January 23, 2020 |

By Robert A. Waters Funeral Home | Posted in: Robert A. Waters Funeral Home

Franswal Warren Rice, 51, of Clairton, passed away on January 15, 2020. He was born on July 10, 1968 to Wanda Howard and the late Henry Rice. Franswal, affectionately known as “Frankie,” graduated from Clairton High School. He is survived by his loving daughter, Janelle  Rice of Pittsburgh, PA; two grandsons, Jay'zon and Dae’Jour Rice, two sisters, Tiffany  Richardson and LaWanna Rice of Clairton, PA; two brothers, Christopher Rice of Clairton, PA, Fred  Taylor of Duquesne, PA; step mother, Rosa Lee Rice, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

 
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Shirley K Jones

January 23, 2020 |

By Robert A. Waters Funeral Home | Posted in: Robert A. Waters Funeral Home

Shirley K. Jones, 63, of McKeesport, Pennsylvania, passed away on  January 18, 2020 at UMPC Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA. She was born on October 5, 1956, to Clarence and Georgia Petty in Henryville, Indiana. She married Norman Jones and from this union, one daughter was birthed. Shirley worked as a Dental Assistant. Shirley is survived by her loving spouse Norman Jones; daughter, Alexis M Jones of McKeesport, PA.

 
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Mary Ann (Gush) Marko

January 23, 2020 |

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

Mary Ann (Gush) Marko, age 87, of Henderson, NV, formerly of McKeesport, PA, passed away peacefully in her sleep on January 14, 2020, at home. Born May 25, 1932, in Monessen, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Murin) Gush and wife of the late John Marko for over 52 years.

 
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Genevieve A. Oreski

January 23, 2020 |

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

Genevieve A. Oreski, 94, of North Versailles, died Wednesday January 22, 2020. She was born January 18, 1926 in McKeesport a daughter of the late Thomas and Nellie Kolodziej and was also preceded in death by her husband Paul R. Oreski and children Judith and Michael Oreski. She was a member of Mary Mother of God Parish and attended St. Robert Bellarmine Church. She is survived by her son David Oreski of Baden.

 
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Jeffrey “Eb” Jackson

January 22, 2020 |

By Robert A. Waters Funeral Home | Posted in: Robert A. Waters Funeral Home

Jeffrey “Eb” Jackson, 65, of West Mifflin, departed this life on January 20, 2020. Jeffrey was born February 28, 1955 in Elizabeth PA and was the son of the late Howard C. Jackson Sr. and Erma Sally Jackson.

He was a graduate of Clairton High School and was employed by US Steel, North Carolina Mutual Insurance Company, Duquesne Family Support Center and Goodwill Industries of Lawrenceville, PA.

Jeffrey was a member of Jerusalem Baptist Church in Duquesne, Pennsylvania where he served as Vice-President of the Hospitality Ministry. He was also a devoted member of the Pastor’s Aide Ministry and the Trustee Ministry.  Jeffrey was a hard worker for his church and he will be sadly missed.

 
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Enrico L. Patterson

January 22, 2020 |

By Robert A. Waters Funeral Home | Posted in: Robert A. Waters Funeral Home

Enrico L. Patterson, 48, of Pittsburgh, passed away on Friday, January 17, 2020. He was born on July 17, 1971, to the late Terrence Lattimore and Iris Marshall at McKeesport Hospital. Enrico worked as a Bartender for Manor Theater. Enrico is survived by his son Warren Waite; sister, Brandy Marshall; brother, James Louis Marshall, IV; nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

 
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James McClelland “Jimmy” M. Lucas

January 22, 2020 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

James "Jimmy" McCelland Lucas, age 61, of Estill Springs, Tenn., departed this life on Saturday, January 18, 2020, at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

James, affectionately called Jimmy, was born in McKeesport, Pa., to Joseph and Suzanne Murga Lucas on May, 22, 1958. He previously was a resident of Liberty Borough, Pa.

Jimmy is the beloved baby brother of nine adoring sisters. Jimmy enlisted in the United States Air Force in October of 1979. He is a decorated airman with numerous awards that include the Joint Service Achievement Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Force Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters and a Meritorious Service Medal with one Oak Leaf Clusters. He retired after 22 years of honorable service.

Upon retirement, Jimmy worked another 18 years for Arnold Air Force Base.

 
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Patrick Joseph Carney

January 22, 2020 |

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

Patrick Joseph Carney, 58 of Greensburg passed away January 21, 2020 at his home.  He was born May 31, 1961 in Pittsburgh, son of Terrance and the late Carole Winter Carney.  Patrick was a veteran of the U.S. Marines. He was employed in the construction industry by Savasta Construction, Biloxi, Mississippi.   In addition to his father he is survived by three brothers, Terrance (Tina) Carney, John Carney and Timothy Carney and two sisters, Patricia Aikins and Christine Radziwon (James) and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.  Services will be private.  Arrangements by James W. Shirley Funeral Home Inc.  Memorial Contributions may be made to The Union Mission, 2217 Harrison Avenue, Latrobe PA, 15650 or at www.theunionmission.org.

 


Beverly A. Ruposky

January 21, 2020 |

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

Beverly A. (Humphrey) Ruposky, age 65, of Monongahela, passed away on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at Monongahela Valley Hospital. Born February 26, 1954 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late William and Mildred (Adamo) Humphrey. She is survived by her companion of 28 years, David E. Pysz; daughters, Melanie (Brandon) Snyder of Belle Vernon and Candice Ruposky of Donora; grandson, Brody Ruposky; siblings, Gloria (Chuck) Diliberatore of Monroeville, Dale (Mary Ann) Humphrey of Jefferson Hills, Janice (Jonathan) Korenoski of West Mifflin and Sandy (Eric) Trimnal of Finleyville; also, nieces, nephews and cousins. Private visitation and blessing took place Tuesday, January 21, 2020 in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Mary Lisa (Malinowski) Holzwarth

January 21, 2020 |

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

Mary Lisa (Malinowski) Holzwarth age 55, of West Mifflin, on January 19, 2020, at home.  Born in McKeesport, she was the daughter of Florence Husfelt of West Mifflin and the late Leonard J. Malinowski.  She was a homemaker, was creative with crafts and displayed for Home Interiors and liked to play cards.  She was a 32-year survivor as a heart transplant recipient, one of the longest on record, which occurred on Sept. 30, 1987 and was celebrated as her second birthday.  The need for a new heart was caused by postpartum cardiomyopathy.  She was the wife of John A. Holzwarth of West Mifflin; mother of Anthony James (Michele) Holzwarth of West Mifflin; grandmother of McKenna Holzwarth & Zander Holzwarth; sister of Mark (Kimberly) Malinowski of West Mifflin, Leonard J. Malinowski of White Oak and Robert (Meghan) Husfelt of Pleasant Hills; Aunt of Mark Malinowski Jr., Ashley Malinowski, Vanessa, Valerie, Victoria Malinowski, Haley & Jenna Husfelt, Shannon McGinley & Patrick McGinley.  Visitation will be held on Wed. from 6-8 p.m. and Thurs. from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300, where a blessing service will be held on Friday at 9:30 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Trinity Church, West Mifflin, at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Michael Conway officiating.  Burial will be in Holy Trinity Cemetery, West Mifflin.

 

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