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Brown, Kelly 50

  • Finleyville
  • Born: 1964-05-19
  • Died: 2014-10-28
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Elizabeth | Get Directions
  • Kelly Brown, 50, of Finleyville, formerly of Jefferson Hills, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, in Jefferson Hospital. She enjoyed caring for the elderly and her family. Born May 19, 1964, she was a daughter of Francis O'Reilly, of Dunnellon, Fla., and the late Joann (Mimm) O'Reilly-Peck. In addition to her father, she is survived by her husband, Gary Brown, together for 27 years; son, Solomon Horvitz, of Squirrel Hill; grandson, Tuvia Horvitz, of Squirrel Hill; sisters, Michelle O'Reilly, of Pittsburgh, and Erin O'Reilly, of Dunnellon, Fla.; and is also survived by three nieces. In addition to her mother, she was predeceased by a brother, Dennis O'Reilly. No visitation or services are scheduled. Arrangements are being handled by the PAUL E. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 221 N. 2nd Ave., Elizabeth, PA 15037, 412-384-4344. Offer condolences at http://www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Buerkle, Martha J. 84

  • McKeesport
  • Born: 1930-08-07
  • Died: 2014-10-29
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Versailles | Get Directions
  • Martha Jean Buerkle, 84, of McKeesport, formerly of Clairton, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, at UPMC McKeesport. She was born Aug. 7, 1930, in Clairton, daughter of the late Roy E. Rogers and Pauline (Metzko) Rogers. She was a former clerk of admissions for more than 40 years at UPMC McKeesport Hospital and a graduate of Douglas Business School. She is survived by her brother, William E. (Rose) Rogers, of St. Clairsville, Ohio; and nephews, Roy E. Rogers and Robert E. Rogers. No viewing scheduled. Graveside service and burial will be held Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, at Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills. Funeral arrangements are by DANIEL F. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY, 4504 Walnut St., Versailles, PA 15132, 412-678-3454. Offer condolences at http://www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Egenlauf, Hope 27

  • McKeesport
  • Born: 1987-05-02
  • Died: 2014-10-18
  • Funeral Home: Strifflers, McKeesport | Get Directions
  • Hope Jordan Egenlauf, 27, of McKeesport, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. She was born May 2, 1987, in Pittsburgh, the daughter of Joseph Jordan, of Jamestown, Pa., and Ellen Gilbert Williams, of Elizabeth. She is the mother of the late Dominic, Autumn, Serenity and Victoria who also lost their lives in the fire on Oct. 18, 2014. Along with her parents, she is survived by her husband, Keith Egenlauf; siblings, Thomas and Lance McPherson, of Elizabeth, Dave McPherson, of McKeesport, Joseph Jordan Jr., of Elizabeth, Dominic Jordan, of Clairton, John Jordan, of McKeesport, Angelo Jordan, of Monongahela, Steve, of Sharon, and Robert Jordan, of Erie, Thomas Williams, of Elizabeth, twin sister, Charity Pawlik Curry, of Tennessee, Dawn McPherson, of Elizabeth, and Shanaya Williams, of Pittsburgh. Friends will be received from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday and again from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the HUNTER-EDMUNDSON-STRIFFLER FUNERAL HOME, 600 Market St., McKeesport, PA 15132 (412-678-6191). Services will take place at 11:30 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow at Round Hill Cemetery.
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Egenlauf, Ronald Ed 55

  • McKeesport
  • Born: 1959-03-25
  • Died: 2014-10-18
  • Funeral Home: Strifflers, McKeesport | Get Directions
  • Ronald "Ed" Egenlauf, 55, of McKeesport, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. He was born in McKeesport March 25, 1959, the son of the late Herman and Lena McGarrity Egenlauf. Ed was a huge Steelers fan, loved to fish and adored his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, LaVerne Chisco Egenlauf; sons, Ronald (Dawn Emery) Egenlauf Jr., Jesse Egenlauf and Keith (the late Hope Jordan) Egenlauf, all of McKeesport; daughters, Amber (Justin Suprak) Egenlauf, of Boston, Pa., and Tammy Payne, of McKeesport; grandchildren, Ronald, Heather, Megan, Keith, Ashley, Kayla, Destiny and the late Dominic, Autumn, Serenity and Victoria, who also lost their lives in the fire on Oct. 18, 2014; siblings, Mary Benton, of Greenock, Donna (Perry) Ackerman, Tammy Chisco, Emma (Allen) Ackerman, Herman Egenlauf and David Egenlauf, all of McKeesport; and great-grandchildren, Charm and Noah. He was preceded in death by siblings, Gary Egenlauf, Anna Egenlauf, Paula Ridge and Tom "Nick" Warman; and a great-grandchild, Cameron. Friends will be received from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday and again from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the HUNTER-EDMUNDSON-STRIFFLER FUNERAL HOME, 600 Market St., McKeesport, PA 15132 (412-678-6191). Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel.
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Finneran, Rosemary A. 82

  • Pleasant Hills
  • Died: 2014-10-29
  • Funeral Home: Wojciechowski, Glassport | Get Directions
  • Rosemary A. Finneran, 82, of Pleasant Hills, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Frank and Anna Whalen; and wife of the late James Finneran. She is survived by her son, James (Donna) Finneran, of Glassport; grandsons, Ryan (Tanya) Finneran, of Greentree, and Shaun (Tiffany) Finneran, of Lincoln Borough; step-granddaughter, Shelby (Rob) Wemc, of West Mifflin; great-grandchildren, Ryliegh and Miles; and is also survived by nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by sisters, Fran Hayhurst, Jane Cervich, Anna Mae Hilbrecht and Mary Rita Manning. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at WOJCIECHOWSKI FUNERAL HOME, Glassport. A funeral Mass will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in Queen of the Rosary Church with Rev. Kedzierski. Interment will follow in Jefferson Memorial Park.
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Jakub, Serenity J. 3

  • McKeesport
  • Died: 2014-10-18
  • Funeral Home: Strifflers, McKeesport | Get Directions
  • Serenity Jade (Reny) Jakub, of McKeesport, passed away Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 at the age of 3. She was tragically taken from us too soon, along with her mother, Hope Jordan Egenlauf, her brother, Dominic, and sisters, Autumn and Victoria. We will miss her greatly. Serenity always greeted everyone with a warm smile and sometimes a hug. She loved to laugh and play. Her days spent with her brothers, Sean and Jaxen, and her cousin, Mina, were filled with messes, silly games, naps, trips to the park and movies. And she could always be found with her Dora and Boots. Serenity's life, while brief, brought much joy and happiness to those around her. We will miss her more than we can express. She is forever loved by her father, Andrew Jakub, stepmother, Rebecca Brydges, and stepfather, Keith Egenlauf, and brothers, Jaxen and Sean, who will live each day in honor of Serenity. She is cherished by her Uncle Bill, Aunt Jenn and her paternal grandmother, Veronica, and Aunt Dawn and Uncle Joey, her maternal grandmother, Ellen Gilbert Williams, and grandfather, Joseph Jordan. She was welcomed into heaven by her grandpap, Bill Jakub Jr. Please, take a moment each day to hug your children and tell them how much you love them. Friends will be received from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday and again from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the HUNTER-EDMUNDSON-STRIFFLER FUNERAL HOME, 600 Market St., McKeesport, PA 15132 (412-678-6191). Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery.
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Jordan, Autumn 6

  • McKeesport
  • Born: 2008-10-05
  • Died: 2014-10-18
  • Funeral Home: Strifflers, McKeesport | Get Directions
  • Autumn Jordan, 6, of McKeesport, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. She was born Oct. 5, 2008, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Hope Jordan Egenlauf; and sister of the late Dominic and Victoria Jordan and Serenity Jakub, who all lost their lives in the fire on Oct. 18, 2014. She is survived by her father, Adam Haynes; paternal grandmother, Juanita Haynes, of Moon Township, and paternal grandfather, Adam Haynes, of Penn Hills; maternal grandparents, Ellen Gilbert Williams, of Elizabeth, and Joseph Jordan, of Jamestown; uncle, Malik Haynes, and aunt, Christine Haynes, of Pittsburgh; uncles, Tom, Lance, Dave, Joe, Dom, John, Angelo, Steve, Robert and Tom; and aunts, Charity, Dawn and Shanaya. She is also survived by many great-aunts and uncles. Friends will be received from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday and again from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the HUNTER-EDMUNDSON-STRIFFLER FUNERAL HOME, 600 Market St., McKeesport, PA 15132 (412-678-6191). Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow at Round Hill Cemetery.
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Jordan, Dominic 7

  • McKeesport
  • Born: 2007-04-25
  • Died: 2014-10-18
  • Funeral Home: Strifflers, McKeesport | Get Directions
  • Dominic Jordan, 7, of McKeesport, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. He was born in Pittsburgh, April 25, 2007, and is the son of the late Hope Jordan Egenlauf. He is the brother of the late Autumn and Victoria Jordan and Serenity Jakub, who also lost their lives in the fire on Oct. 18. He is survived by his father, Paul Schumaker; and grandparents, Joseph Jordan, of Jamestown, Pa., and Ellen Gilbert Williams, of Elizabeth. Friends will be received from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday and again from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the HUNTER-EDMUNDSON-STRIFFLER FUNERAL HOME, 600 Market St., McKeesport, PA 15132 (412-678-6191). Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow at Round Hill Cemetery.
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Jordan, Victoria 2

  • McKeesport
  • Born: 2012-02-09
  • Died: 2014-10-18
  • Funeral Home: Strifflers, McKeesport | Get Directions
  • Victoria "Tori" Jordan, 2, of McKeesport, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. She was born Feb. 9, 2012, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Hope Jordan Egenlauf. She is the sister of the late Dominic and Autumn Jordan and Serenity Jakub, who all died in the fire on Oct. 18, 2014. She is survived by her maternal grandmother, Ellen Gilbert Williams, of Elizabeth, and maternal grandfather, Joseph Jordan, of Jamestown, Pa.; and many aunts and uncles. Friends will be received from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday and again from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the HUNTER-EDMUNDSON-STRIFFLER FUNERAL HOME, 600 Market St., McKeesport, PA 15132 (412-678-6191). Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow at Round Hill Cemetery.
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Kohl, John R. 94

  • Sewickley
  • Born: 1920-08-19
  • Died: 2014-10-29
  • Funeral Home: Gilbert, Elizabeth Township | Get Directions
  • John R. "Jack" "Red" Kohl, 94, of Sewickley, formerly of McKeesport, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, at the Masonic Village in, Sewickley where he had been a resident for the last three years. He was born Aug. 19, 1920, in Lincoln Place, and was the son of the late Albert Killian and Verda Harrison Kohl. He was the husband of 50 years to the late Lorraine Slack Kohl. Jack grew up in Dravosburg and lived for more than 50 years on Grandview Avenue in McKeesport. He was the beloved father of Jon (Patricia) Kohl, of Hillsdale, N.J., Keith (Elizabeth) Kohl, of Etters, Karen Kohl (Donald) Helmstadter, of Plymouth, Mich., and Kathleen Kohl (Edward) Dirling, of Ormond Beach, Fla.; beloved grandfather of Kimberly Kohl (Bill) Castonguay, Laura Kohl (Scott) St. John, Shelli Kohl (Bill) Napolitano, Denise Kohl (Jeff) Kohan, Michael (Sara) Helmstadter, Scott (Corey-Anne) Helmstadter, James (Jenifer) Craig, Kara Craig (Matt) Peterson, Ashlee Craig (Derrick) Honaker, Keith Ryan (Kellie) Kohl, Lindsey Kohl (Stephen) Campbell and Michael Murdock. He is also survived by 16 great-grandchildren; his sister, Faye Kohl (James) Schuch, of Albany, N.Y.; and daughter-in-law, Carol Falk Kohl, of South Windsor, Conn. He was preceded in death by his son, Ronald Kohl; and brothers, Harold (Shirley) Kohl, James, Kenneth and Glenn Kohl. Jack's family recently celebrated his 94th birthday with a picnic with all 53 immediate family members in attendance. He was retired from U.S. Steel Irvin Works, where he worked for more than 40 years. He proudly served in the Army in World War II and was stationed in the Philippines and then was a part of the occupational troops in Tokyo, Japan, after the war ended. He loved wearing his World War II hat and it always made him smile when people would come up to him to thank him for his service. He was a member of Beulah Park Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge No. 765, East McKeesport, and the Tall Cedars of Lebanon No. 705. He was a member of the Civil Air Patrol No. 601 out of the Allegheny County Airport and was a major in its Search and Rescue team. Closest to his heart were his family, his model trains, airplanes and the Steelers. Friends are welcome from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at the GILBERT FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 6028 Smithfield St., Boston, Elizabeth Township. Funeral service, including a Masonic service and Military Honors, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel. Private interment will be in the McKeesport Versailles Cemetery Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made your favorite charity. Condolences may be made at gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.
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Lenart, Stanley W. 91

  • North Versailles
  • Died: 2014-10-28
  • Funeral Home: Alfieri, Wilmerding | Get Directions
  • Stanley W. Lenart, 91, of North Versailles, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. He was a World War II Navy veteran and retired from Fisher Body. He loved fishing, working in his wood shop, enjoyed doing things for others and was all about family. He was a son to the late Walter and Julia (Mysilwiec) Lenart; husband of the late Pauline (Scheffler) Lenart; beloved father of Cecelia (Dennis) Sedlock, Kathleen (John) Sada and David (Mary Jo) Lenart; dear gradfather of John (Rachel) Sada, Donald Sada, Timothy Sada, Daniel Sedlock and Kylie Sedlock; great-grandfather of Nora Hope Sada; and brother of the late Stella Kostkas, Sophie Arendas, Mary Billy, Josephine Eastman, Joseph Lenart, Chester Lenart and Walter Lenart. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Joanne Smail; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday in the ALFIERI FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 Marguerite Ave., Wilmerding, PA 15148, 412-824-4332. Service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home, followed by Mass of Christian Burial and noon in St. Robert Bellarmine Church. Interment with military honors will follow in Good Shepherd Cemetery.
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Paterra, Paul R. 77

  • North Huntingdon , Formerly of McKeesport
  • Born: 1937-07-28
  • Died: 2014-10-28
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Paul R. Paterra, 77, of North Huntingdon, formerly of McKeesport, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. He was born July 28, 1937, in McKeesport, a son of the late Paul A. and Anna (Martin) Paterra. He was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, North Huntingdon. He worked as a meat cutter at the Thorofare and then the Foodland and was an avid sports fan, especially the Steelers, Pirates and Penguins. He is survived by his loving wife of more than 54 years, Jean M. (Reitz) Paterra; sons, Paul J. (Alberta) Paterra, of McKeesport, Mark V. (Mary) Paterra, of Brecksville, Ohio, and Douglas A. Paterra, of North Huntingdon; grandchildren, Joshua (Stacy) Decker and Mark A. Paterra; brother, Falco (Edna) Paterra, of McKeesport; and many nieces and nephews. Friends and family will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 521 Main St., Irwin, 724-863-1200. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at noon Saturday in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 200 Leger Road, North Huntingdon. Interment will follow at St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, North Versailles. Memorial Contributions can be made to St. Judes Childrens Research Hospital PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148. Please reference tribute account number 36801404. For online tributes, please visit http://www.snyderfuneralservices.com.
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Schorr, Rev. W. David 66

  • West Mifflin
  • Born: 1947-11-10
  • Died: 2014-10-27
  • Funeral Home: Maloy-Schleifer, Duquesne | Get Directions
  • Rev. W. David Schorr, 66, a priest for the Diocese of Pittsburgh, died Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, in UPMC McKeesport. He was born Nov. 10, 1947, in McKeesport, son of the late Walter C. and Florence (Galata) Schorr. He attended elementary School at St. Joseph's in Duquesne and High School at Bishop's Latin School. He received his BA from Duquesne University in 1969 and his MA from St. Francis Seminary in Loretto in 1973. He was ordained May 5, 1973, by Bishop Vincent M. Leonard at St. Paul Cathedral, Pittsburgh. He was the parochial vicar at the Nativity of Our Lord Parish, Pittsburgh, from 1973 to 1978, St. Francis Xavier Parish, Pittsburgh, from 1978 to 1980, and Holy Innocents Parish, Pittsburgh, from 1980 to 1984. From 1984 to 1989, he served as parish administrator at St. Helen Parish in Roosevelt, Utah. He was pastor at Most Holy Name of Jesus Parish in Pittsburgh from 1989 to 2008, and was currently serving as pastor at St. Rita Parish in Whitaker and Resurrection Parish in West Mifflin. He also served as the Youth Affairs representative at the North Side Deanery from 1976 to 1980. He was a recent recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Bishop's Latin School and the Cardinal Wright Award. He was the brother of Patricia L. Schorr, of White Oak, Theodore (Donna) Schorr, of Vandalia, Ohio, Jeanne Estep, of White Oak, and Martin G. (Terri Jo) Schorr, of White Oak. He is also survived by his adopted son, Joseph Fox, and his family of Idaho; and aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, and from 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, at MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME INC., 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300, William B. Schleifer, supervisor, William Brian Schleifer funeral director. Translation to Resurrection Church, West Mifflin, will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, by Bishop David A. Zubik at Resurrection Church. Burial will follow in the Priest Plot at St. Joseph Cemetery, West Mifflin. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bishop's Latin School Alumni Association, c/o Diocese of Pittsburgh, 111 Boulevard of the Allies, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.
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Tatrai, Francis Sonny B. 73

  • Port Vue
  • Born: 1941-01-27
  • Died: 2014-10-30
  • Funeral Home: Strifflers, McKeesport | Get Directions
  • Francis Bernard "Sonny" Tatrai, 73, of Port Vue died Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. He was born Jan. 27, 1941, in California, Pa., a son of the late Helen Sara Lexi and Albert Tatrai. He retired from GM Fisher Body after 23 years of service, but continued to work part-time for NAPA Auto Parts in White Oak. He enjoyed spending time at the cabin in the Laurel Highlands fishing and hunting. He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Renee Redzanic Tatrai; children, Dean Tatrai, of Detroit, Mich., John Mattie, of Long Beach, Calif., Deborah (Gary) Meyers, of Pittsburgh, Terry Kula, of McKeesport, Mary Jane Mattie, of Harrisburg, Tony Mattie, of Glassport, Tammy Moore, of Wilmington, Del., Renee Tatrai, of Port Vue, and Fran (Ken) Trimpey, of Elizabeth; 24 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and siblings, Albert (Barbara) Tatrai, of Colorado, and Margaret Chorba, of White Oak. Friends will be received from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the HUNTER-EDMUNDSON-STRIFFLER FUNERAL HOME, 600 Market St., McKeesport, PA 15132, 412-678-6191. Services will follow at 6 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.
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