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Brown, James A. 91

  • Born: 1924-01-09
  • Died: 2015-03-27
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  • James "Jim" Austin Brown, 91, passed away Friday, March 27, 2015, and will be greatly missed by family and friends. He was the loving father of Bonita Power (Brown) and Martin Brown; cherished grandfather of Alanna Power; great-grandfather of Krystal Power-Long; loving brother of Chester Brown, Delores Corron (Brown), Austin Brown and Norman Brown. He is survived by the mother of his children, Gladys Brown. He will also be missed by many close friends, companion and caregivers in Kirtland, Ohio. Jim was a proud World War II veteran, serving the Navy starting March, 7, 1943, and received the Silver Star. He served in combat on the SS Walter Colton, SS President Jackson, and USS Antietam near or in New Caledonia and the Solomon Islands. Jim was a respected and successful business owner of the Richmond Hts., Ohio Open Pantry Food Mart and sponsored a variety of local Little League sport teams through the years. Jim was an accomplished golfer and team leader with many winning awards including hole-in-ones, eagles and many super shooters. He also played local league baseball in his younger years in McKeesport, was an avid baseball and football sports fan and became a manager of Bonds Clothing Stores after moving to Ohio. Jim was also quite proud of his 50 plus years of service and 32nd Degree honors with the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry in Pennsylvania and Ohio. Jim was laid to rest with military honors at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery April 2, 2015. Arrangements by DEJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT of WILLOUGHBY HILLS (440-516-5555). Online obituary at www.DeJohnCares.com.
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Carpenter Jr., Edward D. 81

  • North Huntingdon
  • Born: 1933-04-05
  • Died: 2014-04-19
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Edward Dwight Carpenter Jr., 81, of North Huntingdon, formerly of Litteton, Mass., passed away after a brief illness, one year ago today, April 19, 2014, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, with his devoted and beloved wife, Jil, at his bedside. Ed was the only child of the late Edward and Victoria (Kuczylowski) Carpenter Sr. He was born April 5, 1933, in Wheeling, W.Va., and raised in McMurray. He graduated from Peters Township High School where he played center on the football team. Ed enlisted in the Army during the Korean War and served in 821st Engineer Battalion. He went on to graduate from California State University and Boston University as an English major. Ed had a distinguished career in the Chelmsford High School in Massachusetts and was in charge of the English Book Closet and Honor Society advisor. His good friend and co-worker, Barry Hazzard, spearheaded a scholarship fund in Ed's name. Ed was a proud member of the First Presbyterian Church in Irwin. He attended Book Club and Tai Chi classes at Redstone Colonial Estates and was a member of the Penn's Woods Seniors. All who met Ed knew him to be a gentle, kind and generous gentleman and a wordsmith. His most frequently used word was thank you. His poem "To Jill" was entered in a poetry contest, published and selected as a semifinalist. Ed married his college sweetheart, Sondra Jil Coffman, on July 20, 2012, in the Norwin Public Library butterfly garden officiated by the Rev. Ronald Durika. Ed's favorite meal was a crock of French Onion Soup and a steak at the Jacktown Ride and Hunt Club. He remained loyal to his Patriots and Bruins but, would cheer on the Steelers and Penguins as long as they weren't playing his old teams. On the date that would have been his and his wife's second wedding anniversary, Ed's ashes, along with those of his feline companion, Mr. Tango, and feline buddy, Mr. Deiter, were scattered at a private ceremony. Contributions toward Edward Dwight Carpenter Jr. Scholarship fund can be sent to: Chelmsford High School Alumni Association c/o Scholarship Committee, 200 Richardson Road, North Chelmsford, MA 01863. WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC., Irwin, was in charge of arrangements. For online condolences, please visit www.snyderfuneralservices.com.
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DelSignore, Yolanda 97

  • McKeesport
  • Born: 1917-11-02
  • Died: 2015-04-10
  • Funeral Home: Skovranko, Duquesne | Get Directions
  • Yolanda (Ingel) DelSignore, 97, of McKeesport, died peacefully at home Friday, April 10, 2015. Born Nov. 2, 1917, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Angela (Ferri) Ingel. She was a member of St. Patrick Parish, McKeesport. Beloved wife of the late Sylvester Simone DelSignore, she is survived by her children, Cosimo "James" DelSignore and Annette Bodnar; six grandchildren, Jason Bodnar, John Stas, Natalie Walters, Dean Kelly, Bergetta Hugus and Dale Kelly; nine great-grandchildren, Joselyn Bodnar, Kristy Roderick, Kari Stas, Justin Stas, Elise George, Dean Kelly Jr., Jeremy Kelly, Sarah Hugus and Ashley Hugus; and three great-great-grandchildren, Ethan Micheal Nye, Marissa Roderick and Londyn Roderick. Besides her husband, she was also preceded in death by a daughter, Sylvia Kelly. Yolanda was a devoted wife and a dedicated mother that raised both her children and grandchildren. She showed her love through her cooking and baking that everyone who knew her loved and enjoyed. She will be loved and missed by many. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, April 20, 2015, in the WILLIAM S. SKOVRANKO MEMORIAL HOME, Richford and Commonwealth Ave., Duquesne. Prayers will be offered at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the Memorial Home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Patrick's Church, McKeesport, with the Rev. Vincent Velas, celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Mary's German Cemetery, McKeesport.
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Fox, Mary B. 97

  • West Mifflin
  • Born: 1917-06-19
  • Died: 2015-04-14
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Elizabeth | Get Directions
  • Mary Blanche (Patterson) Fox, 97, of West Mifflin, formerly of Elizabeth Township, passed away Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at home. She was born June 19, 1917, in their Elizabeth Township home, to Mabel Blanche Phillips and David M. Patterson. She was baptized in Buena Vista United Presbyterian Church, where she later served as a Sunday schoolteacher. She was employed as a cashier at Butler's Golf Course in Elizabeth Township. She met Thomas P. Fox, who was superintendent of grounds at Butler's. They married June 14, 1943 and had 56 years of marriage. After serving at Butler's Golf Course for 27 years, the family moved to Morgantown, W.Va., where Tom was superintendent of Lakeview Country Club. They moved back to Pennsylvania, where Tom was superintendent of Youghiogheny Country Club. They bought a home on Peairs Road in Elizabeth Township, where Blanche lived for 10 years after Tom passed away in 1997. She then moved to Arrowood, an independent living facility in West Mifflin, where she rented a one-bedroom apartment and had resided there ever since. Blanche was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Elizabeth for more than 40 years. She attended the services at Arrowood, conducted by retired Methodist ministers. She was very happy living at Arrowood, a very nice facility where she had many friends. Her daughter, Carole, would take her for weekends to her home in Smock. She is survived by daughters, Carole J. (Roger) Rittenhouse, of Smock, and Linda J. (Dennis) Ault, of Montoursville; sons, Thomas P. (Rosemary) Fox, of North Huntingdon, and Ronald J. (Chris) Fox, of St. Joseph, Mich.; seven grandchildren, Todd (Julie) Rittenhouse, Heather (Matt) Mazur, Chris (Michelle) Ault, Heidi Ault, Jessica (Drew) Alwood, Ashley (Josh Milani) Fox and Stephen Fox; five great-grandchildren, Eli Rittenhouse, Addison Mazur and Ryder, Tanner and Spencer Ault; also nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Ruth Cramer, Cora Henry, June Colbert, Mabel Jane Kober and David Thomas Patterson. Friends will be received from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday. April 18, 2015, in the PAUL E. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 221 North Second Ave., Elizabeth, until the hour of service at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel, with the Rev. Jim Davidson officiating. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Township. Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Elizabeth, 411 Third St., Elizabeth, PA 15037. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Frum, Joyce E. 58

  • McKeesport
  • Born: 1957-01-23
  • Died: 2015-04-15
  • Funeral Home: Strifflers, McKeesport | Get Directions
  • Joyce E. Frum, 58, of McKeesport, died Wednesday, April 15, 2015. She was born in McKeesport, Jan. 23, 1957, to the late Charles and Velma Kansa Eckersberg. She was a waitress then hostess at the Youghiogheny Country Club for about 20 years and was an active member of the West Side United Methodist Church. She is survived by her loving husband, Gary Frum; brother, Charles (Lisa) Eckersberg, of North Huntingdon; sisters, Judy (Cliff) Crevar, of McKeesport, and Janice (Joseph) Bradley, of North Huntington; many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 17, 2015, at HUNTER-EDMUNDSON-STRIFFLER FUNERAL HOME, 600 Market St., McKeesport, PA 15132 (412-678-6192). Services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel. Remembrances to American Cancer Society, 320 Bilmar Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205, or West Side United Methodist Church, 305 Atlantic Ave, McKeesport, PA 15132.
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Marody Sr., Richard A. 61

  • Sutersville
  • Born: 1953-10-06
  • Died: 2015-04-08
  • Funeral Home: Strifflers, McKeesport | Get Directions
  • Richard A. Marody Sr., 61, of Sutersville, passed away Wednesday, April 8, 2015. He was born Oct. 6, 1953, in Fredericktown, to the late Al and Edith Marody. He is survived by companion, Rhonda Ellisor; son, Richard (Roberta) Marody Jr.; grandson, Jordan Marody; brothers, Albert Jr., Michael Marody, Ronald Wingrove, Norman, Joseph and George Steadman; sisters, Barbara Phillips and Nancy Steadman; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Services were held at HUNTER-EDMUNDSON-STRIFFLER FUNERAL HOME, 600 Market St., McKeesport, PA 15132 (412-678-6191).
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McGee Jr., Charles N. 61

  • Mt. Washington
  • Died: 2015-04-16
  • Funeral Home: Jefferson, Pleasant Hills | Get Directions
  • Charles N. McGee Jr., 61, of Mt. Washington, passed unexpectedly Thursday, April 16, 2015. He was the beloved father of Charles N. (Lisa) McGee III, Steven W. McGee, Lawrence J. (Jaime) McGee, Anthony D. McGee, Joseph L. (Kelly) McGee and Jamie L. (Jason) McGee-Wilkes; loving grandfather of 13; and brother of John McGee, Nancy (Bob) Scott and James McGee. His grandchildren were his life. They enjoyed fishing and camping. He also enjoyed traveling and spending time at the casino with family and friends. Visitation will be held from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the JEFFERSON MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME INC., 301 Curry Hollow Road, Pleasant Hills, where a Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel. Interment in Jefferson Memorial Park. Condolences may be given at www.jeffersonmemorial.biz.
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Moffitt, Kathy S. 60

  • Duquesne
  • Born: 1954-04-18
  • Died: 2015-04-15
  • Funeral Home: Maloy-Schleifer, Duquesne | Get Directions
  • Kathy S. Moffitt, 60, of Duquesne, died Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at home. She was born April 18, 1954, in McKeesport, daughter of Robert Murphy, of Port Vue, and the late Donna (Hayes) Murphy. She was a caregiver. She was the wife of Joseph R. Merriman; mother of Frank J. (Cindy) Moffitt Jr., of McKeesport, and Kenneth Moffitt, of Pittsburgh; grandmother of Angelina (Brian Sr.) DiCecco, Ashley Moffitt, Autumn Moffitt and Kenneth Moffitt Jr.; great-grandmother of Brian DiCecco Jr.; sister of Patrick (Lois) Murphy, of Port Vue, Sandy (Tim) Wilson, of Port Vue; and aunt of Katie Wilson, Jake Wilson, Robbie Murphy, Lucky Murphy and Patrick Murphy Jr. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 20, 2015, at MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME INC., 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300, William B. Schleifer, supervisor, William Brian Schleifer, funeral director. Funeral will be at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, April 21, 2015, in MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME with the Rev. William Galius, of Walnut Grove Assembly of God, officiating. Interment will be in National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.
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Rinkacs, Doris M. 90

  • Duquesne
  • Born: 1924-07-11
  • Died: 2015-04-15
  • Funeral Home: Maloy-Schleifer, Duquesne | Get Directions
  • Doris M. Rinkacs, 90, of Duquesne, was granted her angel wings Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at Kane Regional Center, McKeesport. She was born July 11, 1924, in McKeesport, to the late Edward and Mary (Schulte) Bernd. She attended St. Joseph Church, Duquesne. She was the beloved wife of 44 years to the late Joseph J. Rinkacs; loving mother of Patricia (Richard) Germek, of Spring Hill, Tenn., Deborah (Thomas) Kuchma, of Duquesne, Renae (Glenn) Pomycala, of Pasadena, Md., and the late Joelle Mendicino; mother-in-law of Michael Mendicino, of Mt. Vernon; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; also nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sisters and brother, Annabelle Chuto, Bernadette Field, Charles Bernd and Helen Pirl. Visitation from noon to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 19, 2015, at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUENRAL HOME INC., 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300. William B. Schleifer, Supervisor, William Brian Schleifer, Funeral Director. A blessing service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday, April 20, 2015, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Church with the Rev. Thomas Lewandowski officiating. Interment in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Mifflin. Doris' family would like to thank Kane regional Center 4B, McKeesport, for the love and compassion they have shown our mom for the last two years.
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Yonich, Edward R. 76

  • Clairton
  • Born: 1938-09-07
  • Died: 2015-04-17
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Clairton | Get Directions
  • Edward R. Yonich, 76, of Clairton, passed away at home Friday, April 17, 2015. Born Sept. 7, 1938, in Clairton, he was a son of the late George and Stella (Olesky) Yonich. A retired supervisor for Eastman Chemical in West Elizabeth and member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish, Edward was a veteran of the Army, an assistant Scout Master for the Clairton Boy Scouts, and volunteer at the former St. Clare School. He enjoyed fishing, camping and was the official bingo caller at his campground in Pymatuning. Besides his parents, Edward was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Joyce E. (Manown) Yonich, who passed away Feb. 24, 2015; and siblings, Stella Phillips, Effie Nikolich, Dolores Mitro, and Louis, John, Anthony "Sonny" and George "Barney" Yonich. He is survived by his daughter, Roslyn O'Hara, of Clairton; his grandson and best buddy, Scott O'Hara, of Clairton; his sister, Lorettta (Dale) Pierce, of Greentree; his dog, Buddy; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, 2015, in the A.J. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 555 Fifth St., Clairton, PA 15025 (412-233-5700). Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 22, 2015, in St. Clare of Assisi Parish. Procession and burial to follow to St. Clare Cemetery. www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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