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Gillis, E. Mildred 86

  • East McKeesport
  • Born: 1927-09-09
  • Died: 2014-07-28
  • Funeral Home: Forgie-Snyder, East McKeesport | Get Directions
  • E. Mildred Gillis, 86, of East McKeesport, went home to be with the Lord Monday, July 28, 2014. Born Sept. 9, 1927, she was the daughter of the late R. Leslie and Ethel (Simpson) Gillis and was also preceded in death by a brother, R. Glenn Gillis; and a brother-in-law, Samuel Maddock. She is survived by her sisters, Jean Maddock and Marjorie Woodard, both of East McKeesport. She is also survived by many nephews and nieces, great-nephews and nieces and great-great nephews and nieces. Mildred was a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and was employed by the East Allegheny School District as an administrative secretary for many years until her retirement in December 2005. Mildred will be fondly remembered by her friends and co-workers in the school district. She was a longtime member of Broadway Alliance Church, where she faithfully worshipped and served the Lord her entire life. She was devoted to the worldwide ministry of the Christian and Missionary Alliance and was dearly loved by her church family. Mildred lived her life totally for others. Her family will remember her as a mentor who was always there for them when in need. She was unselfish, kind, caring and compassionate, dearly loved and respected by all who knew her and will be sadly missed. Friends will be received from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the FORGIE-SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, 1032 Broadway, East McKeesport, 412-823-8083. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Broadway Alliance Church, East McKeesport, with the Rev. Alan Thompson and Rev. John Patterson co-officiating. Interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery, North Versailles. In lieu of flowers, the family would be honored if donations would be made to Broadway Alliance Church, 1000 Broadway, East McKeesport, PA 15035, in memory of Mildred. The family would like to express appreciation to Denise Richardson and all the staff of Interim Healthcare Hospice for their compassionate and loving care of Mildred.
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Medved, Richard E. 78

  • Port Vue
  • Born: 1935-08-27
  • Died: 2014-07-26
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Versailles | Get Directions
  • Richard E. Medved, 78, of Port Vue, passed away Saturday, July 26, 2014, in his home. He was born Aug. 27, 1935, in McKeesport, a son of the late Caroline Kolic and John Medved. A retired mechanic for Helms Express in Irwin and a parishioner of Corpus Christi in McKeesport, Richard was a proud Vietnam War veteran of the Army, a member of the Port Vue American Legion Post No. 447, Club Dobrotvor and the CFU Lodge No. 3. He is survived by his children, Rick (Victoria) Medved, Sheryl (Stephen) Kamp, of McKeesport, Eric (Veronica) Medved, of Denver, Colo., Jay (Janet) Medved, of Liberty Borough, and Donald (Lorelei) Medved, of Portland, Ore.; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; his sister, Genevieve Terranova, of Maryland; and also nieces and nephews, especially Diane Brooks and John Gross. Besides his parents, Richard was preceded in death by his sister, Madeline Gross. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in the DANIEL F. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 4504 Walnut St., Versailles, PA 15132 (412-678-3454). A blessing will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, in the funeral home, with Father Michael Maranowski officiating. Procession and burial, with honors performed by the American Legion Post No. 447 Honor Guard, will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Port Vue.
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Puckey, Blanche F. 76

  • Elizabeth Township
  • Born: 1938-03-31
  • Died: 2014-07-27
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Elizabeth | Get Directions
  • Blanche F. (Aldridge) Puckey, 76, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014, in UPMC Shadyside. She retired after 30 years of service as a cafeteria worker for the Elizabeth Forward School District and was a former member of Bethesda United Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth. Blanche enjoyed bowling and was a member of various leagues at Brunswick and Colonial Lanes. Born March 31, 1938, in Monongahela, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Margaret (Dubbs) Aldridge. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, James C. Puckey Sr.; daughter, Joyce (Jim) Reed, of Belle Vernon; son, James C. (Bonnie) Puckey Jr., of Finleyville; nine grandchildren, Matthew (Rebekah) Puckey, Noah Reed, Gabriel Reed, Samantha (fiance, Ryan Hohn) Puckey, Megan Puckey, James Reed, Kristina (Casey) Walton, Megan (Jason) Sonson and Amanda Poland; five great-grandchildren, Makayla, Alexander, Nicholas, Dylan and Madison; sister, Virginia Aldridge, of Wilmington, N.C.; brother, David Aldridge, of Floreffe; and nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 12 noon to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, in the PAUL E. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 221 North Second Ave., Elizabeth, PA 15037, 412-384-4344. A service will take place at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 31, 2014, in the funeral home chapel, with the Rev. James Mimidis officiating. Burial will follow in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills. Memorial contributions may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, 1133 South Braddock Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15218. Offer condolences at
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