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Francesconi, Nancy L. 76

  • Elizabeth Township
  • Born: 1938-10-22
  • Died: 2014-10-24
  • Funeral Home: Gilbert, Elizabeth Township | Get Directions
  • Nancy L. Francesconi, 76, of Elizabeth Township, died Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, at home. She was born Oct. 22, 1938, in Shinnston, W.Va., and was the daughter of the late James and Blanche Rawlings Sawyers. She was the wife of the late Eugene P. Francesconi, who died May 20, 2011. Nancy was a member of Ella Hollow Bible Church in Forward Township. She is survived by her son, Geno A. (Kara) Francesconi, of Elizabeth Township; sister, Linda (Jerry) Cavanaugh, of Elizabeth; sister-in-law, Eleanor Sawyers, of Forward Township; and brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. Friends are welcome from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday Oct. 26, at the GILBERT FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., Boston, Elizabeth Township. Service will be held at 10 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, in the funeral home chapel with Pastor John M. Pipp officiating. Interment will follow at the Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Township. Condolences may be made at gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.
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Guffey, Jane 85

  • Washington
  • Born: 1929-05-18
  • Died: 2014-10-23
  • Funeral Home: Finney, Clairton | Get Directions
  • Jane (Carner) Guffey, 85, of Washington, formerly of Clairton and Elizabeth Township, passed away Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at Strabane Woods Wellness Center. She was born May 18, 1929, in Clairton, to the late George and Lavera Smith Carner. Jane was preceded in death by her loving husband, Cecil W. Guffey Jr., in 2010. She is survived by two daughters, Jill C. Guffey, of Forward Township, and Jan E. (Ken) Warner, of Nottingham Township; and one son, Richard C. (Susan) Guffey, of Washington. Jane is also survived by seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Along with her husband, she was also preceded in death by her sister, Nancy MacRill. She was a 4-H leader and a seamstress. She was very artistic and enjoyed working with crafts. Jane was a member of Central Highlands Community United Methodist Church in Elizabeth Township, D.A.R. Queen Alliquippa Chapter in McKeesport and O.E.S Chapter in Clairton. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, at the S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. Sixth St., Clairton, PA 15025. Service will take place at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, at the funeral home. Interment to take place at a later date at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies in Cecil Township, Washington County, PA 15017. Online condolences may be offered at http://www.finneyfuneralhome.com.
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Lippert, Delores P. 74

  • Whitaker
  • Born: 1940-10-02
  • Died: 2014-10-15
  • Funeral Home: Strifflers, White Oak | Get Directions
  • Delores P. Lippert, 74, of Whitaker, died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. She was born Oct. 2, 1940, in McKeesport, the daughter of Agnes Jobe Snyder, of Whitaker, and the late Leo Snyder. She is the wife of the late George H. Lippert Sr. Along with her mother, she is survived by her children, Georgeann (Robert) Pistella, of Wilkins Township, and David Lippert, of Whitaker; grandchildren, Ryan, Melissa, Kendal, Noah, Heather, Amber, Tiffany and B.J.; great-grandchildren, Dawson, Jaxson and Audrey; and brothers, Leo Snyder, of McKeesport, and Wilmer (Arlene) Snyder, of Greensburg. Friends will be received from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday at STRIFFLERS OF WHITE OAK CREMATION and MORTUARY SERVICES, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, supervisor, 412-678-6177). Burial will be at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies. Donations may be made to the family in care of Strifflers at 600 Market St., McKeesport, PA 15132.
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Luke, Virginia L. 85

  • Irwin
  • Born: 1929-05-31
  • Died: 2014-10-23
  • Funeral Home: Nickels, Herminie | Get Directions
  • Virginia Lord Luke, 85, of Irwin, passed away Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh, surrounded by her family. She was born May 31, 1929, in Irwin, daughter of the late John Thomas and Eva (Stewart) Lyons. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Alvin C. Lord Jr.; her second husband, J. Thomas Luke; her son, Bill Lord; and two sisters, Ada Balogh and Lois Schluntz. Prior to her retirement, she worked for 38 years in the computer center for G.C. Murphy Company in McKeesport. She was active in the Strawpumpers Camping Club and was a previous member of the Rillton VFD Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, camping and especially watching her birds. Virginia is survived by her two sons, Mark A. (Kathy) Lord, of Irwin, and Tom E. (Judy) Luke, of S.C.; daughter-in-law, Nancy Lord, of Irwin; four grandchildren, Jaclyn (Jonathan) Gaich, Rebecca and Victoria Luke, and Todd (Kelly) Lord; two great-grandchildren, Sera and Trina Lord; a brother, John "Stew" (Mary Lou) Lyons, of West Newton; two sisters, Evelyn Milicki, of Irwin, and Mary Jayne (Tom) Davis of Texas; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Virginia will be dearly missed by her family, friends, neighbors and especially her best friend, Clara Plants. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the JOSEPH W. NICKELS FUNERAL HOME INC., 404 Sewickley Ave., Herminie, PA 15637, 724-446-7251, funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home. Interment will follow in Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Elizabeth Township. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Sewickley Township Community Ambulance Service, 2 Medic St., Herminie, PA 15637 or Rillton VFD Station 14, PO Box 185, Rillton, PA 15678 in memory of Virginia.
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Mackey, Richard D. 78

  • Darlington , Formerly of formerly of Moon Township
  • Born: 1935-12-08
  • Died: 2014-10-20
  • Funeral Home: Gabauer-Lutton, Beaver Falls | Get Directions
  • Richard Delano Mackey, 78, of Darlington, formerly of Moon Township, passed away peacefully at home Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. Born Dec. 8, 1935, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Anthony Mierzejewski Mackey and Sophie Jean (Wiernicki) Mackey Blyshak. His lifetime career in electronics began with his service in the Navy. After leaving the Navy, he continued to serve his country as a supervisor in the FAA for more than 30 years. His love for electronics continued as he shared his knowledge with students by teaching avionics at the Community College of Beaver County. Richard was also instrumental in the formation of Air Heritage Inc., where he served as president of the organization during the building of their museum and restoration facility in Chippewa. He is survived by his wife, Jeanette M. Mackey; a son, Richard J. Mackey, of Charlotte, N.C.; four daughters and their spouses, Donna L. Mackey (Todd) Vallin, of Tampa, Fla., Jo Anne Mackey (Mark) Pennine, of Heidelberg, Carrie A. Samaj (Edward) Mann, of Darlington, and Caryn M. Samaj (Michael) Morrow, of Ellwood City. Also surviving are his 10 grandchildren, Guy and Eric Horchy, Nathan Vallin, Athena and Dylan Kabana, Samantha and Jordan Pennine, Hayleigh and Austyne Mann and Olivia Morrow. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Dina S. Mackey Kabana. Friends will be received from noon until the service at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, in the GABAUER-LUTTON FUNERAL HOME, Chippewa, 117 Blackhawk Road, Beaver Falls, PA 15010, http://www.gabauerluttonfuneralhome.com. Pastor Keith Black will officiate. Gentlemen from the Veterans Honor Guard will meet at the funeral home at 1:45 p.m. to conduct full military honors. Inurnment will be private. The family asks that contributions be made in Richard's name to Vitas Healthcare, 235 Alpha Drive, Suite 101, Pittsburgh, PA 15238.
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Marasco, Joseph Blackie 89

  • McKeesport
  • Died: 2014-10-24
  • Funeral Home: Strifflers, White Oak | Get Directions
  • Joseph "Blackie" Marasco, 89, of McKeesport, died Oct. 24, 2014. He was born in McKeesport and is the son of the late Felix and Pauline Tomanio Marasco. He was retired from Gateway Press as a lithographer. He is survived by brother, John Marasco, of Irwin; sister, Florence Antonella, of McKeesport; nephews, Dan Tagaloe and Dave (Kathy) Tagaloe, of McKeesport, John (MaryLou) Marasco, of Irwin, James (Shelley) Marasco, of Irwin, and Gary (Diane) Antonella, of Elizabeth Township; niece, Rita Sue Weltzer, of Toledo, Ohio; and many great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by sister, Mary Ann Tagaloe. Joseph was also a father figure to Lynn (Gene) Best, of Cleveland. Friends will be received from 10 a.m. until noon Tuesday at STRIFFLERS OF WHITE OAK CREMATION AND MORTUARY SERVICES, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, supervisor). A funeral liturgy outside of Mass will be held at noon. Burial will be in McKeesport and Versailles Cemetery.
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Marlatt, Paul D. 90

  • West Mifflin , Formerly of Clairton
  • Born: 1924-01-07
  • Died: 2014-10-24
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Clairton | Get Directions
  • Paul D. Marlatt, 90, of West Mifflin, formerly of Clairton, passed away Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in Jefferson Hospital. Born Jan. 7, 1924, in Cambridge, Ohio, he was a son of the late Barton and Wilda (Watson) Marlatt. A 1941 graduate of Clairton High School and a parishioner of Holy Spirit Parish in West Mifflin, Paul retired as a supervisor for Central Maintenance at U.S. Steel's Irvin Works, where he was also an officer multiple times in the Irvin Works Credit Union. A World War II veteran, having served with the Navy, Paul was a "plank owner" on the USS New Jersey, serving in the South Pacific for three years. He also was a member of the American Legion Post No. 75 and VFW Post No. 803, both in Clairton. Paul joins his wife, the late Margaret P. (Pasternak) Marlatt, who passed away Sept. 19, 1999. He is survived by his daughter, Joyce (Tony) Luta, of Pleasant Hills; his sons, Curt P. (Janet) Marlatt, of Whitehall, and Gary R. Marlatt, of West Mifflin; his grandchildren Jennifer and Mark A. (Jenna) Luta, Laura (Jamie) Owens and Eric Marlatt; his great-grandchildren, Alexa Luta and Becca Owens; and also nieces and nephews. Besides his parents and wife, Paul was preceded in death by his siblings, Freda Fine and Kenneth R. and Carl Marlatt. Friends will be received from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, in the A.J. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 555 5th St., Clairton, PA 15025, 412-233-5700. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, in Holy Spirit Church, with Father John Lendvai officiating. Procession and burial will follow to Ascension Cemetery, Clairton. http://www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Reed, Donna J. 67

  • North Huntingdon
  • Born: 1947-03-16
  • Died: 2014-10-23
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Donna Jean (Majercik) Reed, 67, of North Huntingdon, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. She was born March 16, 1947, in Duquesne, a daughter of the late M. John and Margaret (Dill) Majercik. She was a member of Lutheran Church of Our Saviour, North Huntingdon, and a former member of Order of Eastern Star, Irwin, Chapter No. 400. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Milan Reed. She is survived by her husband of more than 38 years, Paul E. Reed; sons, Matthew (Samantha) Reed, of Larimer, and Dennis (Marie) Reed, of North Huntingdon; daughter-in-law, Kimberly Reed, of North Huntingdon; grandchildren, Lacey, Ryan, Michael, Zachary and Aidan; a brother, Dennis (Natalie) Majercik, of North Huntingdon; a sister, Diane (Tom) Weaver, of Beyer; and aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and all her adopted grandchildren. She was loved by all. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 521 Main St., Irwin, 724-863-1200. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in Lutheran Church of Our Saviour with Pastor Janice Attenburger officiating. Interment will follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park. Those wishing may make a contribution in Donna's name to the memorial fund of Lutheran Church of Our Saviour, 1570 Clay Pike Road, North Huntingdon, PA 15642. For online condolences, please visit http://www.snyderfuneralservices.com.
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Schmitt, Ursula L. 89

  • Reserve Township
  • Born: 1925-03-05
  • Died: 2014-10-23
  • Funeral Home: Gilbert, Elizabeth Township | Get Directions
  • Ursula L. Schmitt, 89, of Reserve Township, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. She was born March 5, 1925, in Reserve Township, and was the daughter of the late Arthur J. and Lorraine Lutty Schmitt. Ursula was a member of the Mt. Vernon Community United Presbyterian Church, where she was superintendent of its Sunday School. She was also a longtime member and treasurer of the Mt. Troy United Church of Christ. She was a member of the Allegheny County Retirees, International Training and Communications, and was a past president of the Academy of Arts and Sciences and a life member of the Republican National Committee. Ursula was a former Elizabeth Township Auditor and had worked for the Bradford Schools Inc., the late Dr. William R. Hunt, M.D., the Allegheny County Coroner's Office, Cook Newspapers, Soldiers and Sailors Hall, and Tri-state Food News. She is survived by sons, John F. "Jay" (Susan) Muchow III, of Reserve Township, Mark-Richard (Lynne Dee) Muchow, of Elizabeth Township, and Keith Harold (Mike Smith) Muchow, of Orlando, Fla.; brother, Arthur J. (Margaret) Schmitt Jr., of Reserve Township; grandchildren, Richelle (Joe) Orr, John F. (Allison) Muchow IV, Mary Elizabeth (Brian) Peppers, Stephanie (Jason) DeVono, Melinda (Jay) Bondarenka and Butch (Edye) Citero; great-grandchildren, Mackenzi, Aubree and Melina; and two nephews, Arthur and Dale Schmitt. Friends are welcome from 10 a.m. until the time of service at noon Tuesday, Oct. 28, at the Mt. Troy United Church of Christ, 2023 E. Homestead Road, Pittsburgh PA 15212. Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Troy United Church of Christ at 412-231-0767 or Heartland Hospice at 412-919-5600. Arrangements are by the GILBERT FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 6028 Smithfield St., Boston, Elizabeth Township. Condolences may be made at gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com
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Walmsley, Constance Louise L. 80

  • Donora , Formerly of West Newton
  • Born: 1934-04-15
  • Died: 2014-10-23
  • Funeral Home: McCauley, West Newton | Get Directions
  • Constance Louise "Connie" Walmsley, 80, of Donora, formerly of West Newton, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. She was born April 15, 1934, in West Newton, a daughter of the late Robert A. and Lillian M. (Markle) DeHappart. She was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church in West Newton. Connie is survived by five children, Lee Walmsley, of Belle Vernon, Charles Walmsley Jr., of Alaska, Nancy Kite, of Irwin, Terri Sloboda, of Donora, and Janie Walmsley and husband, Jason, of Belle Vernon; 10 grandchildren, Lee Jr., Stacy, Luisa, Tom, Kristi, Kelli, Kathi, Tasha, Dylan and Jason; numerous great-grandchildren; two brothers, Clifford DeHappart, of Port Carbon and Harold DeHappart, of Schuylkill Haven; a number of nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Mary Rita Rozik. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Edward DeHappart and her companion of 30 years, Edward Kostella. Friends will be received 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the J. WILLIAM McCAULEY JR. FUNERAL HOME INC., 901 Vine St., West Newton, where services will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday. Interment will follow in West Newton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 201 S. 6th St., West Newton, PA 15089. http://www.mccauleyfuneralhome.com.
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