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Bradley, William V. 70

  • Rio Rancho, N.M. , Formerly of Dravosburg
  • Born: 1944-03-21
  • Died: 2014-09-29
  • Funeral Home: ____, ____ | Get Directions
  • William Vincent Bradley, 70, of Rio Rancho, N.M., formerly of Dravosburg, passed away Monday, Sept. 29. 2014, in his home in the care of his family. William was born March 21, 1944, in McKeesport, a son of William and Madeline Bradley. He was preceded in death by wife, Carol Bradley. He is survived by daughters, Rebecca Bradley Scheffler and Kelly Bradley; son, William V. Bradley; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. Bradley proudly served his country in the Army. He retired from a long, decorated career at Bechtel Marine Propulsion Corp., formerly Bettis Atomic Power Plant. Funeral services will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Rio Rancho. The family has suggested memorial contributions be made to St. Felix Pantry. Mr. May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine on your face and until we meet again, may the Lord hold you in the palm of his hand.
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Chiponis, Michael A. 69

  • West Mifflin
  • Born: 1944-12-11
  • Died: 2014-09-28
  • Funeral Home: Maloy-Schleifer, Duquesne | Get Directions
  • Michael A. "Cookie" Chiponis, 69, of West Mifflin, died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, in UPMC Presbyterian, Oakland. Born Dec. 11, 1944, he was a son of Anthony Chiponis, of West Mifflin, and the late Helen (Gust) Chiponis. Cookie was retired after 31 years as a fourth-grade teacher at New England Elementary School in the West Mifflin School District. He was a graduate of Penn State University and loved all things about Penn State. He enjoyed playing pool, was a member of the GBU in Duquesne, the head trustee at Mifflin Social Club and a social member of Homeville Fire Department, VFW Post 188 and Whitaker VFW. He had a loving relationship of 20 years with his wife, Maggie (Gibbons) Chiponis. He was the father of Chris Chiponis (Jack Hruska), of West Mifflin, and Eric Chiponis, of Duquesne and his daughter, Emma; also grandfather of Brooke Panfil, who was the light of his life; and brother of the late Anthony "Chipper" Chiponis (surviving wife, Janie), of West Mifflin. Also surviving are nieces and nephews. Visitation from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday 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 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, in the funeral home with the Rev. Thomas Lewandowski officiating. Interment in Holy Name Cemetery, West Mifflin.
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Greenewald, James H. 67

  • Springfield, Mass. , Formerly of Elizabeth Township
  • Born: 1947-06-10
  • Died: 2014-09-27
  • Funeral Home: Gilbert, Elizabeth Township | Get Directions
  • James H. Greenewald, 67, of Springfield, Mass., formerly of Elizabeth Township, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. He was born June 10, 1947, in McKeesport and was a son of the late Albert "Rubbie" Greenewald and the late Lois Nelson Greenewald. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Springfield and was an Air Force veteran. He was a retired electronic tester for United Technologies-Hamilton Sundstrand. He is survived by his wife, Marie Ann Belardia Greenewald; sons, Steven K. Greenewald and Robert A. Greenewald, of Springfield, and Anthony A. Greenewald, of Westborough, Mass.; brother, Rubbie (Donnell) Greenewald, of Elizabeth Township; a niece, Dana; and nephews, Ryan and Justin. He was preceded in death by his brother, Herman Daniel Greenewald. Friends are welcome from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, at the GILBERT FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 6028 Smithfield St., Boston, Elizabeth Township. Service will be held in the funeral home chapel at noon Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. Interment will follow at the Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Elizabeth Township. Condolences may be made at http://www.Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.
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Herrup, William 84

  • North Huntingdon , Formerly of McKeesport
  • Born: 1930-04-03
  • Died: 2014-09-27
  • Funeral Home: Strifflers, White Oak | Get Directions
  • William Herrup, 84, of North Huntingdon, formerly of McKeesport, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. He was born in Pittsburgh on April 3, 1930, and is the son of the late Leon and Fannie Mantel Herrup. He is the beloved husband of the late Phyllis Roth Herrup. He was a retired manager for the carpet department at the former Golden Rule in McKeesport and also was employed by Molyneaux Carpet in Verona. He graduated in 1947 from Peabody High School and the University of Pittsburgh in 1951. He was a past president of the Pittsburgh Tri-State Floor Covering Association, a past president of the White Oak Lions Club, a past president of the Redstone Highlands Residents Council and a former board member of Temple B'Nai Israel. He served in the Army as a sergeant first class during the Korean War. He is survived by his children, Lisa and Bill Rogers, of Mountain View, Calif., Diane and Brinkley Sprunt, of Winfield, Pa., and Daniel and Mary Herrup, of Alexandria, Va.; grandchildren, Barbara, Laura and Timothy Sprunt and Megan, Andrew and Emilyanne Herrup; and sister, Mildred Kass, of Hillsborough, N.J. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Esther Saperstein and Leah Buckler. Friends will be received from noon until the time of service at 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, at STRIFFLERS OF WHITE OAK CREMATION and MORTUARY SERVICES, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, supervisor, 412-678-6177). Rabbi Paul Tuchman will officiate. Burial will be in Temple Cemetery. Remembrances in Bill's name may be made to Temple B'Nai Israel, 2206 Cypress St., White Oak, PA 15131 or Carnegie Library of McKeesport.
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Iacone, Judith M. 67

  • Greenock
  • Born: 1947-08-23
  • Died: 2014-09-28
  • Funeral Home: Cicholski-Zidek, Natrona Heights | Get Directions
  • Judith Marie Fedak (Small) Iacone, 67, of Greenock, passed away Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, at her home. She was born Aug. 23, 1947, in McKeesport, the daughter of the late Stephen and Pauline Moran Fedak. Judy was a 1965 graduate of Norwin High School and worked as a nurses aid for Hospital Home Health in McKeesport. She is survived by her loving husband of 22 years, Joseph Small; her son, Joseph (Mendy) Iacone, of Acworth, Ga.; her stepdaughter, Angela Iacone, of St. Petersburg, Fla.; grandchildren, Vincent Iacone, Anthony Iacone and Madison Iacone; and by her sister, Barbara (Anthony) Falco, of Apollo. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, in St. Patrick Roman Catholic Parish, McKeesport, with the Rev. Vincent Velas as celebrant. Everyone is asked to please meet at the church. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles. Arrangements are under the care of the CICHOLSKI-ZIDEK FUNERAL HOME INC., Natrona Heights. To send an online condolence, please visit http://www.cicholski-zidekfh.com.
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Legin, Karen M. 67

  • West Mifflin
  • Died: 2014-09-30
  • Funeral Home: Teichart-Gracan, Duquesne | Get Directions
  • Karen M. Legin, 67, of West Mifflin, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Robert and Elsie (Kraynak) Surgent. She is survived by her husband, Michael Dennis Legin; sons, Matthew J. (Stephanie) Legin, of Sarver, and John "JR" (Lori) Legin, of Mt. Lebanon; grandmother of Alexander, Nathan and Abigail; and sister of Robert Surgent, of Plum. Karen was a retired school teacher for Duquesne School District for 33 years, retired from the Teacher's Association, was a member of Christ the Light of the World Parish and graduated from Thiel College. Friends received from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at TEICHART-GRACAN FUNERAL HOME, Duquesne. A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Holy Name Church with the Rev. Dennis Colamarino and the Rev. Tom Lewandowski officiating.
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McCormick, William L. 75

  • Jefferson Hills
  • Died: 2014-09-28
  • Funeral Home: Jefferson, Pleasant Hills | Get Directions
  • William L. McCormick, 75, of Jefferson Hills, passed away Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Katherine (Barbera) McCormick; loving father of Kelly L., William S. (Kathryn) and Scott J. (the late Cynthia Kay) McCormick; grandfather of Taura, Jordan, Mariah, Lani, Noelle and Anna; brother of Bonny (Roger) Lind; and is also survived by his brother-in-law, Vincent F. (Barb) Barbera, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, William G. "Captain Boots" and Ruth McCormick; and brother-in-law, Lloyd Rabe. Bill was a 1957 graduate of Charleroi High School and honorably served in the Army National Guard for three years. He was employed by The Power of Bowser from 1984 to 2012 and was top salesman countless times. Bill loved to vacation with his family at The Tropical Manor in Daytona Beach, Fla., and one of his greatest joys was celebrating Christmas Eve with his entire family. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and from 1 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the JEFFERSON MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME INC., 301 Curry Hollow Road, Pleasant Hills. Funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Jamie's Dream Team,1985 Lincoln Way, Suite 23-232, McKeesport, PA 15131, http://www.jamiesdreamteam.myfastsite.net., whose mission is to lift the spirits of those suffering from and ease the burden caused by serious illness, injury, disability or trauma. Condolences may be given at http://www.jeffersonmemorial.biz.
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Ross, Willadean 83

  • Duquesne
  • Born: 1931-03-26
  • Died: 2014-09-29
  • Funeral Home: Waters, Clairton | Get Directions
  • Willadean Harris Ross, 83, of Duquesne, departed this life peacefully Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, in the Kane Regional Hospital, McKeesport. She was born March 26, 1931, in Pittsburgh, daughter of the late Cornelius Moore and Jewel Harris. She received her Bachelor's Degree in child development from the University of North Ridge California and was formerly employed as a social worker with Mon Yough. She attended Macedonia Baptist Church in Duquesne. She formerly wrote an article in the Elizabeth Herald known as the "Chit Chat Corner" and was a member of the NAACP. Surviving are two daughters, Linda Marie Ross, of Duquesne, and Carmelita Ross, of Clairton; son, William Ross Jr., of Duquesne; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; sister, Emma Jean Walker, of Monongahela; and two nieces, one nephew, cousins, other relatives and many friends. Friends will be received from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, at the ROBERT A. WATERS FUNERAL HOME INC., 449 Mitchell Ave., Clairton, with services following the visitation hour. Interment will be private.
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Tirpak Jr., Andrew J. 73

  • Penn Hills , Formerly of East McKeesport
  • Died: 2014-09-29
  • Funeral Home: Kutch, East Mckeesport | Get Directions
  • Andrew J. Tirpak Jr., 73, of Penn Hills, formerly of East McKeesport, died Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. He was a son of the late Andrew Sr. and Nellie (Mazur) Tirpak; beloved companion of 18 years to Nancy Bertoni; loving father of Dana (Todd) Allison; stepfather of Dave (Mary Beth) Bertoni and Chris (Mary) Bertoni; brother of Edward, Joanne Behun, Albert, Patricia and the late John; and stepgrandfather of Samantha, Nick, Carlo and Dom Bertoni. He also is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Andy was a graduate of Grove City College and served in the Army Reserve. He played college baseball and was an avid softball player and a proud member and third baseman of the winning Pittsburgh Gold, a team in the 65-plus North Allegheny Senior Softball League. Andy was involved in harness racing at The Meadows, where he acted as a trainer, driver and owner for more than 10 years. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the JAMES F. KUTCH FUNERAL HOMES and CREMATORY, 433 Lincoln Highway, East McKeesport, PA 15035, 412-823-4054. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Bernadette Catholic Church, Monroeville. Burial will follow in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. http://www.kutchfuneralhome.org.
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