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Forsthoffer, John A. 83

  • Formerly of Duquesne
  • Died: 2015-08-12
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  • John A. "Bunny" Forsthoffer, 83, of Irving, Texas, formerly of Duquesne, died Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015. He was the husband of the late Patricia (O'Shanick) Forsthoffer; and father of Diana (Brent Spanton) Forsthoffer, of Pittsburgh. He was preceded in death by parents, Stephen and Elizabeth Forsthoffer; sister, Margaret Misko; and brothers, Stephen Forsthoffer and Joseph Forsthoffer, who died Aug. 14, 2015 (surviving spouse, Elaine, of Canal Fulton, Ohio). Survivors are brother, George Forsthoffer (Rita), of North Versailles; sisters, Betty Sloss (the late Robert), of Naples, Fla., Ruth Croyle (Eugene), of St. Augustine, Fla., Patricia Lonzo (the late James), of Waxahachie, Texas, and Mary Kraykovic (Al), of Apollo; and nieces and nephews. John is also survived by his dear friend, Georgie Galetka, of Ennis, Texas, and her family. Services are private. Interment in Calvary Hill Mausoleum, Dallas Texas.
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Gibbons Jr., Thomas R. 62

  • Greenock
  • Born: 1953-05-22
  • Died: 2015-08-31
  • Funeral Home: Gilbert, Elizabeth Township | Get Directions
  • Thomas R. "Tom" Gibbons Jr., 62, of Greenock, died Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. He was born May 22, 1953, in McKeesport, and was the son of the late Thomas R. Gibbons Sr. and Lenora A. Whitney Gibbons. He was a member and Eucharistic minister at St. Patrick Church, Christy Park. Tom was a life member of the Greenock Volunteer Fire Company, member and past president of the German Shorthaired Pointer Club of Greater Pittsburgh, Elizabeth Township Sportsman's Association and Knights of Columbus, 4th degree. He was also a member and scout leader of Boy Scouts of America and was a PA Game Commission education instructor. Tom graduated from Elizabeth Forward High School in 1971 and was retired from Elizabeth Township. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Julia Louise Vossler Gibbons; sons, Andrew Gibbons, of Washington, DC, and Thomas R. Gibbons III, of Elizabeth; brothers, David (Maryann) Gibbons, of White Oak, James "Jim" Gibbons and Joseph (Sharon) Gibbons, of Greenock; a grandson, Wesley Gibbons; nephews, Vincent (Christy) Gibbons and Joshua Gibbons; and a niece, Samantha Gibbons. Friends are welcome from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, at the GILBERT FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., Boston, Elizabeth Township. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, in the St. Patrick Church, with the Rev. Vincent P. Velas, and the Rev. Brian Vossler, co-officiating. Interment will follow at the St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles. Condolences may be made at www.gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.
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Gorda, Richard S. 78

  • Trafford
  • Born: 1936-11-07
  • Died: 2015-08-30
  • Funeral Home: Maloy-Schleifer, Duquesne | Get Directions
  • Richard S. Gorda, 78, of Trafford, formerly of Duquesne, died Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, at UPMC East. He was born Nov. 7, 1936, in McKeesport, a son of the late John and Bertha (Wargo) Gorda. He was a retired custodian at St. Agnes Church in Oakland and a former security guard. He was a member of Christ the Light of the World Parish in Duquesne and the former Duquesne Auxiliary Police. He was formerly employed by W.T. Grant Co., Duquesne. He attended Mass daily and proudly served his country in the Navy. He was the brother of Kathleen M. (Ted Konchina) Schussler, of North Versailles, Madeline (late Francis) Salvatore, of Imperial, John M. (late Terry) Gorda, of Duquesne, and the late Patricia Anderson and Marian Gorda. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, at MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME INC., 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300, William B. Schleifer, supervisor, William Brian Schleifer, funeral director. Blessing service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, at the funeral home, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Holy Name Church of Christ the Light of the World Parish, Duquesne, with the Rev. Thomas Lewandowski officiating. Interment with military honors in Holy Name Cemetery.
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Martini, Ruth E. 72

  • McKeesport
  • Died: 2015-08-31
  • Funeral Home: Jefferson, Pleasant Hills | Get Directions
  • Ruth E. Martini, 72, of McKeesport, passed away Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. She was a beloved daughter of the late William Sr. and Elvira (Case) Martini. She is survived by her siblings, Raymond (Dolly) Martini Sr., MaryAlice Keitel and William Martini Jr.; and beloved aunt to many nieces and nephews. Ruth was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting, fishing and her dogs. She was a draftsman who enjoyed reading, quilting, gardening, baking and making her legendary lasagna. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the JEFFERSON MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME INC., 301 Curry Hollow Road, Pleasant Hills. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow at Jefferson Memorial Park. Condolences may be given at www.jeffersonmemorial.biz.
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Rodgers, Early E. 61

  • McKeesport
  • Born: 1954-03-06
  • Died: 2015-08-31
  • Funeral Home: Waters, Mckeesport | Get Directions
  • Early Eugene Rodgers, 61, of McKeesport, departed this life peacefully Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, at home. He was born March 6, 1954, in McKeesport, a son of the late Early Lee and Viola Brown Rodgers. He was also preceded in death by siblings, Leonard Brown and Alethia Brown. He was a maintenance worker for the McKeesport Housing Authority. He was a former employee of Westinghouse Air Brake and Christy Park and was a former member of Christ Temple African Methodist Episcopal Church. Surviving are his children, Mishua Qua Patterson, of Washington, Pa., Xavier (Angelique) Rodgers and Diamond (Shadrae) Rodgers King, both of McKeesport, and Evannder Rodgers, of Dallas, Texas; two grandchildren, Quamar Patterson, of Washington, and Mia Rodgers, of McKeesport; brothers, Benjamin Brown, of Pittsburgh, and Windell Brown, of Duquesne; sisters, Lorraine Thomas, of McKeesport, Sarah NaJeebah Campbell, of Pittsburgh, and Rose Brown Rodgers, of McKeesport; and nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, at the ROBERT A. WATERS FUNERAL HOME INC., 2326 Jenny Lind St., McKeesport. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, at Macedonia Baptist Church, 17 Cochran St., Duquesne, with the Rev. Archie D. Perrin Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in the Fairview Cemetery, McKeesport.
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Satterfield, Bonnie J. 74

  • Elizabeth
  • Born: 1940-11-12
  • Died: 2015-08-30
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Elizabeth | Get Directions
  • Bonnie J. Satterfield, 74, of Elizabeth, passed away Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Jefferson Hospital. Born Nov. 12, 1940, in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Edna Holmes. A retired administrative assistant at National City Bank in Clairton, Bonnie also was a former teller at Ladbroke's in West Mifflin. She was past secretary and trustee of Blaine Hill Volunteer Fire Company and a former member of Bethesda United Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth. Bonnie is survived by her husband of 57 years, Ronald E. Satterfield; her daughter, Rhonda J. (John) Jarvis, of Elizabeth Township; her son, Ronald E. "Sammy" Satterfield, of Elizabeth; her four grandchildren, Johnny Jarvis, of Elizabeth Township, Jennifer (Wade) Galloway, of Elizabeth Township, Jeff (April) Turner, of Elizabeth Township, and Shaina Satterfield, of Elizabeth; three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Besides her mother, she was preceded in death by her stepfather, Ralph E. Rockwell. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, in the PAUL E. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 221 N. Second Ave., Elizabeth, PA 15037, 412-384-4344. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, in the funeral home chapel, with Pastor John Pipp officiating. Burial to follow in Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Elizabeth Township. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Smith, John G. 45

  • North Huntingdon , Formerly of McKeesport
  • Born: 1970-01-21
  • Died: 2015-07-03
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  • John G. Smith, 45, of North Huntingdon, formerly of McKeesport, died suddenly Friday, July 3, 2015, of natural causes while living in Guangzhou, China. He was born Jan. 21, 1970 in McKeesport. A 1988 graduate of McKeesport High School and also a graduate of Triangle Technical School of Pittsburgh, he was employed by SMS Seamag in Northeastern China. John was a member of Christy Park United Methodist Church in McKeesport and at one time played on their church dartball team. Growing up in McKeesport, John joined Boy Scout Troup 7/907 and earned his Eagle Scout badge; he enjoyed many summerlong camping trips with his fellow troop members. He was preceded in death by his parents, James "Smitty" and Marie Smith; and sisters, Constance "Connie" Smith and Sandy Carlson. He is survived by his wife, Tammy Smith; and their two children, Christian (4) and Rosanna (2), of Guangzhou, China. He is also survived by his brothers, Ronald Joseph (Audrey), of North Ridgeville, Ohio, James "Butch" Smith, (Sue), of McKeesport, and Scott Smith (Dianna), of North Huntingdon; sisters, Linda Soucy (Arthur), of Danielson, Conn., and Darlene Robinette (Bill), of Hanover Park, Ill.; aunts, uncles and cousins; numerous nieces and nephews; great-nieces and nephews; and many, many friends. Due to the sudden onset of his death, a memorial service is planned and will be announced at a later date.
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Striffler, Patricia A. 87

  • White Oak
  • Died: 2015-08-30
  • Funeral Home: Strifflers, White Oak | Get Directions
  • Patricia Anne (Connelly) Striffler, 87, of White Oak, died Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015. She was the daughter of the late Patrick Aloysius and Christine Erda Weiskircher Connelly. She was the wife of the late Frank Sheridan Striffler and the mother of the late Frank Connelly Striffler. She was a 1946 graduate of McKeesport High School, received her Bachelor of Science degree from Seton Hill University, served her internship at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati and then worked at McKeesport Hospital as an assistant dietitian. After raising her children, she owned and operated All Aboard Travel Agency in McKeesport and North Versailles where she worked from 1978 until 1993. She was a member of the McKeesport College Club where she previously served as president, was a member and volunteer for the McKeesport Regional History and Heritage Center and also served on her high school reunion committee for many years. She is survived by her children, Edgar Patrick Striffler Esq. and Sue Ann Striffler (Steve) Galaski, both of White Oak; grandson, Adam Striffler Galaski; grand dogs, Puerta and Rico; sister, Carlene Cavanaugh, of Ocala, Fla.; and nieces, Stacy J. Cavanaugh, Kathleen (Alar) Elken and Christine (Scott) Altman. Friends will be received from 2 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, and Thursday, Sept. 3, at STRIFFLERS OF WHITE OAK CREMATION AND MORTUARY SERVICES, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131, 412-678-6177. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:30 p.m. Friday in St. Angela Merici Church. Father Kevin Dominik will officiate and burial will follow. Remembrances may be made to the White Oak Animal Safe Haven, 2295 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 or the McKeesport Regional History and Heritage Center, 1832 Arboretum Drive, McKeesport, PA 15132.
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Suda, Anthony T. 92

  • Squirrel Hill
  • Born: 1922-12-27
  • Died: 2015-08-31
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Clairton | Get Directions
  • Anthony T. Suda, 92, of Squirrel Hill, formerly of Clairton, passed away Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, in Heritage Place in Squirrel Hill. Born Dec. 27, 1922, in Lamont Furnace, he was a son of the late Stanley and Hedwig Suda. A member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish in Clairton, Anthony was a World War II veteran of the Army, worked at both River Shipping in Elizabeth and the former Large Distillery, and was a former member of both the Slavonic Club of Clairton and the Daniel Keffer Post 75 of the American Legion in Clairton. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his five siblings, Mary Klement, Catherine Suda, Wanda Whitney, Leota Hrvacic and Joseph Suda. Anthony is survived by nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, at the A.J. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 555 Fifth St., Clairton, PA 15025 (412-233-5700), until a Mass of Christian Burial at noon in St. Clare of Assisi Parish. Burial will follow at 2 p.m. in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies in Bridgeville. www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Weber Jr., George T. 68

  • Jefferson Hills
  • Died: 2015-08-31
  • Funeral Home: Jefferson, Pleasant Hills | Get Directions
  • George T. "Buzzy" Weber Jr., 68, of Jefferson Hills, passed away Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. He was the beloved husband of Patricia (Churney) Weber for 46 years; loving father of John T. Weber and Jennifer (Kevin) Uhrinek; devoted grandfather of Jaxson; and is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his sister, Mollie Skinkis. George was a former executive for US Steel and US Steel Mining. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the JEFFERSON MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME INC., 301 Curry Hollow Road, Pleasant Hills. Blessing service will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow at Jefferson Memorial Park. Condolences may be given at www.jeffersonmemorial.biz.
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Younger, Ada E. 73

  • Duquesne
  • Died: 2015-08-30
  • Funeral Home: Caldwell's, Duquesne | Get Directions
  • Ada E. Younger, 73, of Duquesne, peacefully departed this life on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, at UPMC McKeesport. She leaves to cherish her memory her three beloved children, William H. and Sharon Younger, both of Duquesne, and Debra Younger, of Penn Hills; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three brothers; two sisters; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Friends will be received from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at CALDWELL'S FUNERAL HOME INC., 114 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, PA 15110. Homegoing service will be at noon Friday at New Life Ministries, 312 Viola Ave., Duquesne, PA 15110, with Pastor Timothy Caldwell Sr. officiating. Interment in McKeesport and Versailles Cemetery. Professional arrangements entrusted to Caldwell's Funeral Home Inc.
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