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Gray, Mary Jane

  • Pittsburgh
  • Died: 2015-05-23
  • Funeral Home: Spriggs Watson, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Mary Jane (Randolph) Gray, of Pittsburgh, passed peacefully Saturday, May 23, 2015. Beloved wife of the late John E. Gray, she is survived by four generations of nieces and nephews; and sisters-in-law, Allene Alston, of Pittsburgh, and Lorena Randolph, of Uniontown; She was preceded in death by siblings, Arnold and Alice Randolph, Gladys Marshall, Sarah Stewart and Alexander Randolph. Visitation from 10 a.m. until noon Wednesday, followed immediately by service at Bethesda Presbyterian Church, 7220 Bennett St. Everyone please meet at the church. Arrangements entrusted to SPRIGGS and WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 720 N. Lang Ave., Pittsburgh.
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Klimek, Patricia 70

  • North Versailles , Formerly of Clairton
  • Born: 1945-01-23
  • Died: 2015-05-24
  • Funeral Home: Strifflers, White Oak | Get Directions
  • Patricia Klimek, 70, of North Versailles, formerly of Clairton, died Sunday, May 24, 2015. She was born in McKeesport on Jan. 23, 1945, and is the daughter of the late John and Roberta Soncini Patrick. She is survived by her husband, Randy; sons, William (Laura) Klimek, of Elizabeth, and Randy (Shannon Smith) Klimek, of Clairton; grandson, Daniel; brother, Ronald (Sharon) Patrick, of Wheatfield, Ind.; and her faithful companions, Gizmo and Bella. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her brother, John Patrick. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at STRIFFLERS OF WHITE OAK CREMATION AND MORTUARY SERVICES, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, supervisor, 412-678-6177). Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel and officiated by Father Kevin Dominik.
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Kovalyak, George S. 83

  • West Mifflin
  • Born: 1931-10-15
  • Died: 2015-05-23
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Clairton | Get Directions
  • George S. Kovalyak, 83, of West Mifflin, formerly of Clairton, passed away Saturday, May 23, 2015, in the Center for Compassionate Care, Mt. Lebanon. Born Oct. 15, 1931, in Clairton, he was a son of the late John and Mary (Faron) Kovalyak. George retired from U.S. Steel Irvin Works where he worked in the refrigeration and air conditioning department. He was a member of Ascension of Our Lord Byzantine Catholic Church in Clairton and its Holy Name Society, an Army veteran where he served as a sergeant in the Korean War and was a member of the VFW Post No. 803 in Clairton. George enjoyed golfing in both the Topsy Golf League at Seven Springs and the Happy Hackers at South Park Golf Course. George is survived by his wife of 58 years, Irene (Iski) Galiyas Kovalyak; daughter, Terri Michell, of Bethel Park; son, George R. Kovalyak, of West Mifflin; stepson, Mitchell E. (Mary Jo) Galiyas, of Coraopolis; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers, Joseph Kovalyak, of Palm Coast, Fla., James Kovalyak, of Easley, S.C., and Michael Kovalyak, of Clairton; sisters, Betty Trepanowski, of Glassport, Mary Zaken, of Elizabeth Township, and Ann Chargo, of St. Petersburg, Fla.; also nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Paul and John Kovalyak. Friends will be received from 2 until 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in the A.J. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 555 Fifth St., Clairton, PA 15025, 412-233-5700. A Parastas service will take place at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. A Funeral Liturgy will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 28, 2015, in Ascension of Our Lord Byzantine Catholic Church. (Everyone please meet at the church.) Burial will follow at Ascension Cemetery, Clairton. The family would like to thank the staff at Family Hospice and Palliative Care for the compassion and attention given to George and would like memorial contributions sent to Family Hospice and Palliative Care, 50 Moffet St., Pittsburgh, PA 15243. www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Nelson, Dolores P. 87

  • McKeesport
  • Born: 1927-07-07
  • Died: 2015-05-23
  • Funeral Home: Strifflers, White Oak | Get Directions
  • Dolores P. Nelson, 87, of McKeesport, died Saturday, May 23, 2015. She was born July 7, 1927, in McKeesport, the daughter of the late Joseph and Vera (Paranick) Boylan. She is the wife of the late Robert Nelson, of 63 years, and was a homemaker. Dolores was a member of "cleaning crew" at former St. Pius Roman Catholic Church for many years and an active member of her high school class of 1945 reunion committee. She was an avid bowler and traveler, spending many vacations in Florida with her husband. Left to cherish her kind spirit are numerous cousins and many dear friends. Services will be held at noon Wednesday at Corpus Christi Church, 2515 Versailles Ave., McKeesport, PA 15132, with Father Michael Maranowski officiating. Arrangements are being handled by STRIFFLERS OF WHITE OAK CREMATION AND MORTUARY SERVICES (Sue Striffler Galaski, supervisor, 412-678-6177).
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Pomay, Gertrude M. 91

  • Duquesne
  • Born: 1923-10-04
  • Died: 2015-05-23
  • Funeral Home: Maloy-Schleifer, Duquesne | Get Directions
  • Gertrude M. (Vitai) Pomay, 91, of Duquesne, died Saturday, May 23, 2015, in Baldwin Health Center. Born Oct. 4, 1923, in Hays, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Helen (Mihislana) Vitai. She was a member of St. Joseph Church, Duquesne. She was the beloved wife of 60 years to the late Louis S. Pomay; mother of Francis "Fran" (Sharon) Pomay, of Greenock; and grandmother of William (Kristin) Hutchison and Lindsey (Dan) Duda. Also surviving are nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by brothers and sisters, Joseph Vitai, George Vitai, Nicholas Vitai, Elizabeth Bowersox and Helen Rudman. Visitation from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at the 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 a.m. Thursday, May 28, 2015, in the funeral home, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Joseph Church with the Rev. Thomas Lewandowski as celebrant. Interment in Mt. Vernon Cemetery.
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