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William C. "Bill" Patterson

March 21, 2019 |

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

William C. "Bill" Patterson, age 65, of Glassport, died March 15, 2019, at UPMC McKeesport. Born August 8, 1953, he was the son of the late William A. and Lillian C. (Heveker) Patterson and the husband of Ruth A. (Serena) Patterson.

 
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Barbara J. Miller

March 20, 2019 |

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

Barbara J. Miller, age 83, of McKeesport, died March 16, 2019, at UPMC McKeesport. Born May 7, 1935, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Minerva (Schwalm) Smith and the wife of the late Bruce Lamont Miller, Jr.

 
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Wendell G. Yates

March 20, 2019 |

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

Wendell G. Yates, age 95, of Elizabeth, passed away on Monday, March 18, 2019 at Grandview Estates of Elizabeth. He retired after 39 years as a steelworker for U.S. Steel, Clairton Works. An Army veteran, he served 2 1/2 years in China, Burma and India during World War II. He was a member of Blaine Hill AARP and Forward Twp. Senior Citizens. Born June 19, 1923 in Elizabeth, he was a son of the late Bert H. and Violet C. (Cramer) Yates and husband of the late Thelma Ruth (Herget) Yates. He is survived by daughter, Dorothea Kelly of West Newton; one granddaughter; one great-granddaughter; and one great-grandson; also, nieces and a nephew. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by daughter, Wendy Thorn, and brother, Bert Yates. Visitation and service were private. Burial was in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Lawrence W. Meinen

March 20, 2019 |

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

Lawrence W. Meinen, 88, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2019.  He was born January 9, 1931 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Lawrence and Lillian (Drost) Meinen.  Prior to his retirement, Lawrence was an operations manager for Precise Technology, Inc., North Versailles and a veteran of the US Army having served in Germany during the Korean War Era.  He was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, Irwin, served on the Mon/Yough Trail Council and enjoyed rails-to-trails bicycling,  fishing, model trains and boating.  He was dedicated to friends and family, always eager to lend a hand, emotional support or share a good time.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen Zimmerman Meinen.  He is survived by his son, Larry Meinen and his wife, Barbara, grandchildren Abby and Matt; daughter, Laureen Houston, grandchildren Elizabeth and Caroline; brother, Ronald (JoAnn) Meinen.  Friends will be received on Friday from 4 to 8 pm at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Saturday at 9 am in Immaculate Conception Church, Irwin.  Interment in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mon/Yough Trail Council, Elizabeth, PA.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


David E. Carnahan

March 20, 2019 |

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

David E. Carnahan, age 76 of Elizabeth Township passed away Sunday, March 17th at his home. Born January 24, 1943, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Glenn E. and Nancy Mae (Hayden) Carnahan and the beloved husband of 55 years to Mary Jane (Matuschek) Carnahan.

 
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Judie G. O'Keefe

March 19, 2019 |

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

Judie G. O’Keefe, age 93 of McCandless, died Monday, March 18, 2019 at The Arbors at St. Barnabas – Valencia. She was born January 9, 1926 in Jeannette, PA, the daughter of the late Joseph and Sally Williams Gabriel and wife of the late John J. O’Keefe. Judie was a 1948 graduate of Duquesne University where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree with a minor in Psychology. She was the social chairman for her sorority Sigma Lambda PHI and was a greeter for St. Barnabas. She and her husband John were avid ballroom dancers and achieved the status of king and queen of the ball. She was an excellent seamstress and made her own ball gowns. She touched the lives of everyone she met.

 
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Pamela L. Ely

March 19, 2019 |

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

Pamela L. Ely, age 53, of Clairton, formerly of Liberty Borough, died March 7, 2019, at home. Born April 28, 1965, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Norman and Earlene (Collins) Ely.

 
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Daniel R. Gribble

March 18, 2019 |

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

Daniel R. Gribble, age 79, of McKeesport passed away on March 18, 2019 at UPMC Hospital McKeesport. Born on February 17, 1940, he was the son of the late Goldie (Norris) Urbanski and Daniel Wallace Gribble. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, George and Mary (Trail) Norris, and his two half-brothers Leonard and William Earl Urbanski.
Daniel is survived by his wife of 54 years, Patricia Ann (Guski) and three sons and their wives, Daniel and Dena, Richard and Trina, and Brian and Mailyn.

 
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Milda Jean Fedorka

March 18, 2019 |

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

Milda Jean (Lux) Fedorka, of Greensburg, formerly of Greenock, died March 16, 2019, at Redstone Highlands in Greensburg, Pa. She celebrated her 99th birthday this past December 26, 2018. Lovingly known as “Mimi” by many, she is preceded in death by her late husband, George “Poppop” Fedorka, who died November 7, 1997, and by her parents, the late John “Honus” Lux and Jennie (Nabors) Lux.  Milda was a member of McKeesport High School class of 1937 and sang in the State Championship acapella choir. She studied commercial art and later taught at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. She then worked for many years as an artist for the G.C. Murphy Company in McKeesport, Pa. and retired from there as head of the art department.  

 
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Francis J. Spinola, Jr.

March 17, 2019 |

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

Francis J. Spinola, Jr., age 80 of McKeesport, died March 16, 2019, at Jefferson Hospital. Born October 10, 1938, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late Francis J. and Selena (Scanlon) Spinola, Sr., and the husband of Marie (Figas) Spinola for over 59 years.

 
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Genevieve T. DeVecchio

March 16, 2019 |

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

Genevieve T. (Gimiliano) DelVecchio, age 90, of Clairton passed away with her children by her side on Friday, March 15, 2019. Born June 16, 1928 in Clairton, she was the daughter of the late Guilio and Frances (Garcia) Gimiliano. 

 
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Rosa D'Amico Tommasi

March 16, 2019 |

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

Rosa D'Amico Tommasi, 80, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, March 15, 2019.  She was born November 5, 1938 in Vittoria, Italy, a daughter of the late Emanuele and Giovanna D'Amico.  She is survived by her loving  husband of 55 years, Giovanni Tommasi; son, Elio Tommasi and his wife, Dawn; daughter, Rosa DeFeo and her husband, James; grandchildren, Gabby (Matt), Sabrina, Giovanni, James, Elaina and Elio; brothers, Carmello and Salvatore D'Amico; sisters, Angela Lauretta and Elena D'Amico; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday at 10 a.m. in St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon. Interment to follow in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Irwin, PA.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Craig M. Provins

March 16, 2019 |

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

Craig M. Provins, age 48 of White Oak, passed away on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at Jefferson Hospital. Born February 24, 1971 in McKeesport, he was the son of David (Linda) Provins and Barbara (Regis) (Yonek) Fiore. Craig was a steelworker and welder for U.S Steel in Clairton.

 
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Chester F. "Chet" Ornowski

March 15, 2019 |

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

Chester F. "Chet"  Ornowski, 93, of White Oak, formerly of McKeesport, died March 14, 2019 at home surrounded by family. He was born January 16, 1926 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Joseph and Barbara (Kurkowski) Ornowski. He was preceded by the love of his life, the late Patricia (Shank) Ornowski, who passed away January 31, 2014.  After completing high school, he enlisted in the United States Army, Where he served as grade four technician with the 76th Infantry Division. In 1944, he was drafted into WWII, where he was a part of the Normandy Invasion. For his service he received 2 Purple Heart Medals for combat,  The Good Conduct Medal, American Theatre Service Medal, EAME Theatre Service Medal with three bronze stars, and The WWII Victory Medal. He retired from US Steel in 1983 after 35 years of service where he worked as a lab technician.

 
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Debra L. Huston

March 15, 2019 |

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

Debra L. Huston, age 60, of McKeesport, formerly of Port Vue, passed away on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at UPMC Presbyterian. A former registered nurse at Southwestern Nursing Center, she was an RN at Forbes Center for Rehabilitation in Pittsburgh. 

 
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