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Casey, Abigail C. 90

  • White Oak
  • Died: 2014-12-17
  • Funeral Home: Jaycox-Jaworski, McKeesport | Get Directions
  • Abigail Claire Kittiko Casey, 90, of White Oak, died peacefully at home, surrounded by her family, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. She will be missed by her loving husband of 66 years, Alfred James Casey, formerly of Clairton; by daughters, Clareanne (Daniel) Best, of East McKeesport, Christine Casey, of Pittsburgh, Victoria (Michael) Tomcik, of Port Vue; and son, Mark (Lynnette) Casey, of Arizona. Born Feb. 14, 1924, in McKeesport, Abigail was the daughter of the late Salvatore William Kittiko and Rose Bisesi. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, Joseph and William G. Kittiko; and a nephew, William C. Kittiko. Grandma Abby will be sadly missed by grandchildren, Donna Lippock, Brian, Daniel and Elizabeth Best, Matthew, Maegan and Terese Casey, Sarah Tomcik, Stephanie Didjunas, Samantha Roland and Rosie Casey McDunn. Her 11 great-grandchildren will deeply miss their GG. Also, Abby will be missed by her nieces and nephews and numerous loving and supportive cousins. An active member of St. Peter's Church until it closed, she was a member of St. Patrick's, formerly St. Perpetua in Christy Park. A 1943 graduate of McKeesport High School, Abigail also attended PIA. She took pride in being a homemaker. In addition, she retired from McKeesport Hospital where she was a nursing assistant in the operating room and secretary in the blood bank. She was a sales clerk at Gimbels, Kaufmanns and Forsythe's. She enjoyed traveling to Arizona and California to visit family. She loved to swim and was a longtime member of the McKeesport and Wilmerding YMCA's. An avid reader, Abby volunteered with the literacy program at the former Eastland Mall. She also volunteered at Kane Hospital in McKeesport and sewed costumes for the McKeesport High School musicals. She and her husband toured Italy, including Sicily. She loved being a member of the Red Hat Society. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. Final viewing before Mass will be from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. Monday at the JAYCOX-JAWORSKI FUNERAL HOME INC., 2703 O'Neil Blvd., McKeesport, PA 15132. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, in St. Patrick Church with Rev. Vincent P. Velas as celebrant. Interment will follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park, North Huntingdon. Memorial contributions may be sent to Auberle, McKeesport YMCA, Wilmerding YMCA or Family Hospice. http://www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.
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Dennis, Iris V. 83

  • Pittsburgh
  • Born: 1931-10-04
  • Died: 2014-12-19
  • Funeral Home: Waters, McKeesport | Get Directions
  • Iris Virginia (Mosby) Dennis, 83, Pittsburgh, departed this life peacefully Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, in Kane Regional Hospital, McKeesport. She was born Oct. 4, 1931, in Inwood, W.Va., daughter of the late Lewis William and Roxie Ellen Wade Mosby. She worked as a caregiver to children. Surviving are two daughters, Norma "Gee Gee" (Harold) Allen, of McKeesport, and Iris Denise (Harold) Hayes, of Pittsburgh; five granddaughters; and five great-grandchildren; sister, Frances Mosby Russ, of Martinsburg, W.Va.; two sisters-in-law, Marva Young Mosby, of McKeesport, and Lola Mosby, of Hagerstown, Md.; brother-in-law, Leonard (Helen) Harris, of Martinsburg, W.Va.; nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, at the ROBERT A. WATERS FUNERAL HOME INC., 2326 Jenny Lind St., McKeesport, where funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014, with the Rev. Alonzo Burney officiating. Interment will follow in the McKeesport and Versailles Cemetery, McKeesport, PA 15132. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to NEED, Law and Finance Building, 429 Fourth Ave., 20th floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.
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Dovalovsky, John J. 94

  • Elrama
  • Born: 1920-06-23
  • Died: 2014-12-17
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Elizabeth | Get Directions
  • John J. Dovalovsky, 94, of Elrama, died peacefully Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, at Arden Courts in Jefferson Hills. He was born June 23, 1920, near Elrama/Shire Oaks in Washington County. He was the son of the late John L. Dovalovsky and Catherine (Brindza) Dovalovsky, who immigrated to the United States in the early 1900s. John learned to play the violin at an early age. While attending Clairton High School, he played the violin in the orchestra and in the chamber-music ensemble. He also played the tuba, then trombone in the orchestra. He attended Duquesne University School of Music for one year before taking a job with U.S. Steel in Clairton. John enlisted in the Army Air Corps on Dec. 5, 1941. He served as a sergeant in the 729th Air Material Squadron in England, France and Germany and other parts of Central Europe during World War II. He received a European African Middle Eastern Service Medal with four Bronze Stars. He was proud of his almost four years of service to our country during the War. After his military service, John took a job with the Pennsylvania Railroad where he worked as a fireman, then engineer for more than 36 years with the PRR, Penn-Central and Conrail until he retired in 1981. He was a founding member of St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church near Elrama and a long-term member of the Elrama Volunteer Fire Company. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his cherished wife of more than 55 years, Helen C. (Sevcik) Dovalovsky, in 2003; and his brother, William F. Dovalovsky, in 2008. He is survived by his three children, John (Linda) Dovalovsky, of Lombard, Ill., Richard (Gail) Dovalovsky, of Wayne, Pa., and Marilyn (William) Wenger, of Rennerdale, Pa.; seven grandchildren, Jason (Laura) Dovalovsky, Brian (Stacie) Dovalovsky, Stacey (Jason) Jankowiak, Lindsay (Ian) Valentine, Michael Wenger, Danielle Wenger and Jeffrey Dovalovsky; and 10 great-grandchildren, Katrina, Jakob, Alison, Alina, Matthew, Kasia, Nicolas, Lydia, Rachael and Nathan. He is also survived by nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank all those who were kind to or helped our dad in any way since our mother passed away. Special thanks to the ladies of the Elrama United Methodist Church who always remembered our dad, especially throughout these last three years. John was a quiet, private person. He was a man of strong faith who loved his wife and was devoted to his family. Our family takes great comfort in the knowledge that he is now with God, reunited with his wife, our mother, and that they now live together with Jesus for eternity. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, in the PAUL E. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 221 N. Second Ave., Elizabeth. Additional visitation will take place from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday at St. Isaac Jogues Church, with Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Robert J. Boyle officiating. Burial with military honors at Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Township. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to St. Isaac Jogues Parish, 1216 Collins Ave., Jefferson Hills, PA 15025; Elrama United Methodist Church, 19 Downer Ave., Elrama, PA 15038; or Horizons Hospice, 2549 Mosside Blvd., Monroeville, PA 15146. Offer condolences at http://www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Fuller, Clarence L. 73

  • Elizabeth
  • Born: 1941-11-21
  • Died: 2014-12-19
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Elizabeth | Get Directions
  • Clarence L. Fuller, 73, of Elizabeth, passed away Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, in Riverside Nursing Center in McKeesport. Born Nov. 21, 1941, in West Elizabeth, he was a son of Blanche (Sowa) Fuller, of Irwin, and the late Clarence F. Fuller. A member of The Club of Glassport, he is survived, besides his mother, by his sister, Gloria (William) Daube, of North Huntingdon; and also nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 10 a.m. until a noon funeral service Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, in the PAUL E. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 221 N. Second Ave., Elizabeth, PA 15037 (412-384-4344), with the Rev. Stephen Hospodor officiating. Procession and burial will follow to Round Hill Cemetery in Elizabeth Township. http://www.bekavacfuneralhome.com. Memorial contributions can be made to Heartland Home Health Care and Hospice, 750 Holiday Drive, No. 110, Pittsburgh, PA 15220.
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Herchelroath, Betty Jane

  • North Huntingdon
  • Died: 2014-12-18
  • Funeral Home: Shirley, North Huntingdon | Get Directions
  • Betty Jane (Gary) Herchelroath, of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. She was born in Rockwood, Somerset County, to the late Silas D. and Alice B. (Younkin) Gary. She was the loving and devoted wife of 67 years to her soulmate, Howard B. Herchelroath, of North Huntingdon. Surviving her are children, Debra L. (Daniel) Helwig, of Enola, Denise Chulak, of Erie, and David G. (Lori), of Elizabethtown; grandchildren, Belinda Milone, Vincent A. Milone Jr., Holly Young and Bradley Herchelroath; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; her brother, Robert D. Gary, of Winter Park, Fla.; and nieces and nephews. Betty retired from PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, and served on the credit union board. Along with her husband, she taught Sunday School for many years and also led senior citizen bus trips. She loved books and reading, traveling and spending time with her family. Her generous heart, sweet smile and gentle, accepting nature will be greatly missed by all. A celebration of her life will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at the JAMES W. SHIRLEY FUNERAL HOME, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association in memory of Betty Jane. http://www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.
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Holmes, Patricia A. 83

  • McKeesport
  • Born: 1930-10-08
  • Died: 2014-09-23
  • Funeral Home: Jaycox-Jaworski, McKeesport | Get Directions
  • Patricia Ann (Putz) Holmes died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, in McKeesport. Truly missed by those who loved her, Pat Holmes was born Oct. 8, 1930, in McKeesport, the daughter of the late John and Barbara (Radinovic) Putz. Widow of the late Robert F. Holmes, Pat was the loving mom of daughters, Barbara (Eric Falk) and Mary; and the beloved "Ne" to her grandchildren, Rob and Kati Falk, and Trisha Holmes. She was a graduate of Carlow College (then Mount Mercy) and Duquesne University, worked at Braddock Hospital before becoming a full-time mom and was proprietor of Barbara's Confectionary in McKeesport. She was a member of St. Angela Merici Parish and its Ladies of Charity and the McKeesport Hospital Junior Committee, working in first the snack bar and then the gift shop as a volunteer for more than 40 years. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 27th, at St. Angela Merici Church, Fawcett Avenue, White Oak, and Mass at 11 a.m. Burial at New St. Joseph Cemetery will be at a later date and private. If so desired, contributions can be made to St. Angela Merici Parish, 1640 Fawcett Ave., White Oak, PA 15131, or to Auberle Home for Youth, 1101 Hartman St., McKeesport, PA 15132. Arrangements by the JAYCOX-JAWORSKI FUNERAL HOME INC., 2703 O'Neil Blvd., McKeesport, PA 15132. http://www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.
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Loterbaugh, Cheryl A. 59

  • Formerly of McKeesport
  • Born: 1955-11-14
  • Died: 2014-12-04
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  • Cheryl Ann (Jobe) Loterbaugh, 59, a former longtime resident of McKeesport, died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Daughter of the late Edward and Anna Mae (Ebling) Jobe, she was born in McKeesport, Nov. 14, 1955. On Nov. 30, 1981, she married Daryl Loterbaugh, who survives at home in Fishkill, N.Y. She is also survived by her son, Shawn Loterbaugh; her daughter, Shawnna Hardesty and her husband, Aaron; her grandchildren, Amaya, Kaydence, Noah and Kaylee; and her brother, Edward Jobe. She was predeceased by her parents and a brother, Donald Jobe. Arrangements are under the direction of the MCHOUL FUNERAL HOME OF FISHKILL INC., 1089 Main St., Fishkill, NY 12524. For online tributes, please visit Cheryl's Book of Memories at http://www.mchoulfuneralhome.com.
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Lynch, Donald B. 89

  • Coulter
  • Born: 1925-12-02
  • Died: 2014-12-18
  • Funeral Home: Strifflers, White Oak | Get Directions
  • Donald B. Lynch, 89, of Coulter, died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. He was born Dec. 2, 1925, in McKeesport, the son of the late Harry W. and Eva Brown Lynch. He is retired from McAlloy Corporation in Charleston, S.C., is a member of the White Oak American Legion Post No. 701 and the Brentwood VFW Post No. 1810. He served in the Navy during World War II. He is survived by his wife, Marian Eichler Lynch; children, Cynthia DeLuca, of Coraopolis, and Maura Gow, of Newfane, N.Y.; grandchildren, Amy (Henry) Callithen, Christopher (Kristen) DeLuca, Nicholas DeLuca, Elizabeth (Adam) Bienas, Samuel Cuzzacrea and Daniel Cuzzacrea; great-grandchildren, Logan, Lance, Gianna, Madelina and Cameron; and sister, Christine Watson, of Gulf Breeze, Fla. Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at STRIFFLERS OF WHITE OAK CREMATION AND MORTUARY SERVICES, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, supervisor, 412-678-6177). Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow. Remembrances may be made in c/o Strifflers in Donald's name for his 2-year-old great-granddaughter, Madelina DeLuca, who is suffering from leukemia.
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Odle, Robert J.

  • White Oak
  • Died: 2014-12-18
  • Funeral Home: Strifflers, White Oak | Get Directions
  • Robert J. Odle, of White Oak, died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. He was born in McKeesport, the son of the late Joseph and Lucy Rosenberg Odle. He was preceded in death by his former wife, Este Berkovitz Odle, who died Nov. 19, 1989. He was a veteran of the Army serving in World War II. He was the vice chairman for Tube City IMS in Glassport for more than 64 years until, he retired in 2013. Bob's vision, drive, dedication and invaluable contributions were important factors in the evolution of the company from a regional to a global organization. He was a member of Temple B'Nai Israel in White Oak. He was a violinist for the Pittsburgh Symphony, an avid golfer and loved playing bridge. He is survived by his wife, Mariuza Carvalho Odle; children, Cindy Odle, of Pittsburgh, Wayne Odle, of New Jersey, and Jennifer (Matthew Maddamma) Odle, of White Oak; grandchildren, Emily and Julia Odle; brother, Richard (Phyllis) Odle, of Singer Island, Fla.; and many nieces, nephews and wonderful friends. Friends will be received from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, at STRIFFLERS OF WHITE OAK CREMATION and MORTUARY SERVICES, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, supervisor, 412-678-6177). Services will be held at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel by Rabbi Paul Tuchman. Burial will follow in Temple Cemetery.
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Paterson, David 90

  • West Mifflin
  • Died: 2014-12-16
  • Funeral Home: Slater, Clairton | Get Directions
  • David Paterson, 90, of West Mifflin, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. He was born the only son of David and Catherine (McDonald) Paterson. He retired from US Steel Irvin Works as a supervisor and was a World War II Army veteran who was involved in the Battle of the Bulge. In addition to his parents, David was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Werbeck. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Betty Paterson; four children, Cheryl (Joseph) Depretis, Jan (Hal Brandt) Paterson, David (Diane) Paterson and Pam (Jay) Harrison; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Betty Jones. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, and from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, in the STEPHEN D. SLATER FUNERAL HOME, 1701 Route 51 (Large), Jefferson Hills, PA 15025. A prayer will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, in the funeral home, followed by a 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Angels Catholic Church in Hays. Interment will follow in The National Cemetery of the Alleghenies in Bridgeville at 12:30 p.m. with military honors. Visit http://www.stephendslater.com. for condolences.
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Pletcher, Leslie B. 65

  • Belle Vernon
  • Born: 1949-11-09
  • Died: 2014-12-18
  • Funeral Home: Johnson, Buena Vista | Get Directions
  • Leslie B. "Les" Pletcher, 65, of Belle Vernon, died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. He was born Nov. 9, 1949, in Avon Park, Fla., a son of Tena Ruth (Johnson) Pletcher, of Buena Vista, and the late Remo H. Pletcher. Les was a retired police sergeant for Elizabeth Township and a former Marine Reservist. He was a life member of the Fraternal Order of Police, Allegheny Lodge No. 91, a member of Aliquippa Lodge No. 375, F and AM, McKeesport, a life member of Buena Vista Volunteer Fire Company and a member of the Sutersville Moose and the Buena Vista United Presbyterian Church. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Sharon (Bendel) Pletcher; his daughter, Kimberly Ann Pletcher, of Elizabeth; stepsons, Shawn and Michael Williams; grandchildren, Laura Brookes and Corbin Jeffrey; great-granddaughter, Olivia Jordan; siblings, Alice Ruth Gallingane, Remo D. (Deborah) Pletcher and Grace L. (Kenneth) Angelo, all of Buena Vista; his companion, Debbie Marsh, of Belle Vernon; also nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 1 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the RALPH L. JOHNSON FUNERAL HOME, 3411 Wood St., Buena Vista, 412-751-6481. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Buena Vista United Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. John Yohe officiating. Those attending the service please go directly to the church. Interment will follow in Mt. Vernon Cemetery. Aliquippa Lodge will hold Masonic funeral services at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made to the Buena Vista United Presbyterian Church or the American Cancer Society.
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Williams, Darrell D. 63

  • McKeesport
  • Born: 1951-01-05
  • Died: 2014-12-17
  • Funeral Home: Waters, Clairton | Get Directions
  • Darrell D. Williams Sr., 63, of McKeesport, departed this life peacefully Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in UPMC McKeesport. He was born Jan. 5, 1951, in McKeesport, son of Bertha M. Simmons Williams, of Homestead, and the late David Williams. He had worked as a laborer in the steel industry, was an avid Steelers fan and loved fishing and the outdoors. Surviving are his children, Darrell D. Williams Jr., of Clairton, Darla D. Williams and Dante (Shalay) Williams, both of McKeesport; daughters he helped rear, Ashley and Brittney Hays, both of McKeesport; three grandchildren; brother, David "Skipp" (Diane) Williams, of McKeesport; sisters, Deborah Robinson, of Roswell, Ga.; and Kim Taylor, of Buffalo, N.Y.; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, his beloved dog "Grizz," and many friends. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, at the ROBERT A. WATERS FUNERAL HOME INC., 2326 Jenny Lind St., McKeesport. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014, at Trinity Church of God In Christ, 2216 Jenny Lind St., McKeesport, with Bishop James M. Foster officiating. Interment will follow in the Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth, PA 15037.
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