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Bryant, Mary E. 90

  • West Mifflin
  • Born: 1924-12-29
  • Died: 2015-02-24
  • Funeral Home: Waters, McKeesport | Get Directions
  • Mary Elizabeth Hill Bryant, 90, of West Mifflin, departed this life peacefully Tuesday morning, Feb. 24, 2015, at home. She was born Dec. 29, 1924, in Zanesville, Ohio, daughter of the late Edward Franklin Hill and Margaret Elizabeth Farmer Hill Monroe. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James E. Bryant; and son, William James Bryant. She was a tailor/presser at such stores in McKeesport as David Israel, Cox's and Jaison's. She retired from the One Hour Cleaners in Duquesne. She also worked part-time at the Southland Movie Theater. She was a faithful member of Macedonia Baptist Church serving on their Senior Usher Board until her health began to fail. She enjoyed traveling and spending quality time with her family. Surviving are her daughter, Cynthia D. Howard, and two grandsons, Kevin L. (Leonette) Brown and James L. Brown, all of West Mifflin; three great-grandchildren; cousin she helped to rear, Forest (Rosalyn) Farmer, of Rochester Hills, Mich.; three godchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 1, 2015, at the Macedonia Baptist Church, 17 Cochran St., Duquesne, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 2, 2015, with the Rev. Archie D. Perrin Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in the Penn Lincoln Memorial Park, North Huntingdon. Local arrangements entrusted to the ROBERT A. WATERS FUNERAL HOME INC., McKeesport.
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Feltz, John D. 91

  • Glassport
  • Died: 2015-02-26
  • Funeral Home: Wojciechowski, Glassport | Get Directions
  • John D. Feltz, 91, of Glassport, died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. He was the son of the late George and Mary (Kolcelek) Feltz and husband of the late Dorothy L. (Miller) Feltz. He is survived by two sons, John R. (Judy) Feltz, of Glassport, and James R. (Nancy) Feltz, of Oakdale; grandchildren, Jeff Feltz, Jill Feltz-Watts, Tucker (Catherine) Feltz and Todd (Kristen) Feltz; great-grandchildren, Hannah, Elijah, Garland, Alexis, Page, Cameron, Tyler and Noah; and is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was a member of Queen of the Rosary Parish in Glassport. He was a Navy Airforce veteran, serving in World WarII. He was a member of Slovak Jenotda Branch No. 77. Visitation will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at WOJCIECHOWSKI FUNERAL HOME, 640 Vermont Ave., Glassport. There will be a blessing at the funeral home at noon Saturday. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery in Port Vue.
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Friday, Mary E. 66

  • Moon Township , Formerly of Elizabeth Township
  • Born: 1948-06-03
  • Died: 2015-02-24
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Elizabeth | Get Directions
  • Mary Elaine Friday, 66, of Moon Township, formerly of Elizabeth Township, left this life for her eternal home Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, surrounded by her loved ones. She was born June 3, 1948, in McKeesport, and most recently shared a home in Moon Township with her sister, Margie. She was the beloved daughter of the late Joseph E. and Margaret M. (Pisarcik) Friday. She is survived by sisters, Margie Charneicki, of Moon, and Joanne Black, of Townville; nephews, Brian Charneicki (Jody), of Houston, and Rich Charneicki, of Robinson Township; along with a dear family friend, Greg Gosbee. Ms. Friday was a member of St. Michael's Parish in Elizabeth Township. She worked at U.S. Steel Clairton Works as well as Great American Federal in Whitehall. After retirement, she spent many years working with close friend, Jackie Kranik, at Colonial Lanes Bowling Alley. In her younger years, Ms. Friday enjoyed traveling and had visited six countries. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, reading and was an avid Pittsburgh sports fan. Family and friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial that will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, in St. Michael's Parish, 101 McLay Drive, Elizabeth Township, with the Rev. Thomas A. Wagner officiating. Visitation and interment will be private. Arrangements are by the PAUL E. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, Elizabeth. Memorial donations may be made to Family Hospice and Palliative Care, 50 Moffett St., Pittsburgh, PA 15243. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Gilchrist, Dolores J. 83

  • Munhall
  • Died: 2015-02-24
  • Funeral Home: Savolskis-Wasik-Glenn, Munhall | Get Directions
  • Dolores J. "Doe Doe" (Bryan) Gilchrist, 83, of Munhall, died Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. She was the mother of Loria (Mark) Galiyas, Anita Gricar, Robyn (Dale) McCall and the late Jacqueline Vinay; sister of Rosamont Sullivan, Bessie Shehady, Diana Salome, Jeanie Liebert, June Rose Gigante, Madeline Stevens, Anita Siyufy-Gates and the late William Bryan and Carrie Meyers; grandmother of Johnny, Michael, Sherry, Christopher, Ryan, Jeanine, Christina, Jackie, Jessica, Shanne and Dale; and great-grandmother of Mackenzie, Maitlyn, Madisyn, Tori, Jack, Joey, Kennedy, Rory, Aidan, Maddox and Spence. She is also survived by her dear friend, Alice Sabo; and many loving nieces and nephews. Dolores owned Doe's Beauty Shop and was a retired correctional officer for Allegheny County. Doe Doe took great pleasure in cooking, baking, ironing, watching football, gambling, smoking and cussing; however, her greatest joy came from spending time with her family. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday at SAVOLSKIS-WASIK-GLENN FUNERAL HOME INC., 3501 Main St., Munhall. Trisagion service at 2 p.m. Friday. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Saturday in St. George Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral, Oakland. www.swgfuneralhome.com.
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Hanick, Dennis J. 87

  • Elizabeth Township
  • Born: 1927-03-07
  • Died: 2015-02-24
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Elizabeth | Get Directions
  • Dennis J. Hanick, 87, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Tuesday, February 24, 2015, in Southwestern Nursing Center. He was a retired mechanical engineer from U.S. Steel, Clairton Works and member of St. Michael Parish, Elizabeth Township and American Legion Daniel Keffer Post 75 of Clairton. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Dennis loved to bowl and enjoyed opera music and watching sports, especially the Steelers, Pirates and Penguins. He was the first member of his family to graduate from college, graduating from West Virginia University. Born March 7, 1927, in Clairton, he was a son of the late Andrew and Elizabeth (Guba) Hanick. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Barbara A. (Siler) Hanick; four daughters, Denise (Henry) Mykich, of Pittsburgh, Deborah (Ted) Salka, of Bunola, Catherine Hanick, of Smyrna, Ga. and Amy (Tim) Jarboe, of Ellicott City, Md.; granddaughters, Brooke Jarboe and Sarah Jane Jarboe, both of Ellicott City; two brothers, Andrew Hanick, of Elizabeth Township, and Ralph Hanick, of Auburndale, Fla.; and nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Mary Elizabeth Truax; and brother, Lawrence Hanick. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, in the PAUL E. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 221 N. Second Ave., Elizabeth, PA 15037, 412-384-4344. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, in St. Michael Parish, with the Rev. Thomas A. Wagner officiating. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Township. Memorial contributions may be made to Bridges Hospice, 1200 Gulf Lab Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15238 or Smile Train, by calling 1-800-932-9541 or visiting www.smiletrain.org. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Johnson Sr., William 86

  • Clairton
  • Born: 1928-04-21
  • Died: 2015-02-21
  • Funeral Home: Waters, Clairton | Get Directions
  • William Johnson Sr., 86, of Clairton, departed this life peacefully Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, in the Baptist Homes Nursing Center, Pittsburgh. He was born April 21, 1928, in Selma, Ala., son of the late James and Anna Mae Woods King. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Richard Moss. After relocating to Clairton, he worked for the Clairton Works Plant of United States Steel Corporation. He retired with nearly 40 years of service. Surviving are daughters, Evelyn (Willie) Bennett, of Selma, Ala., Monet (Ephrem) Hardin, of Charlotte, N.C.; son, William Johnson Jr., of Mobile, Ala.; devoted friend, Joan Brown, of Clairton; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren; cousins; other relatives and many friends. Friends will be received from 10 a.m. until noon Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, at the ROBERT A. WATERS FUNERAL HOME INC., 449 Mitchell Ave., with funeral services following the visitation hour with the Rev. Dr. William C. Callaway officiating. Interment will follow in the Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth.
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Kvasnak, Marty 53

  • Lincoln Borough
  • Born: 1961-10-15
  • Died: 2015-02-23
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Elizabeth | Get Directions
  • Marty Kvasnak, 53, of Lincoln Borough, passed away Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, at home. Born Oct. 15, 1961, in McKeesport, he was a son of George D. and Gerda (Schwarz) Kvasnak, of Elizabeth Township. He was the owner of Garage Door Service Inc., of Lincoln Borough, and member of Lincoln Borough Volunteer Fire Company No. 184, Western Pennsylvania Carpenters Union No. 142 and member and director of Westmoreland County Four Wheel Drive Club. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Ruth (Flynn) Kvasnak; son, Jonathan Kvasnak, of Elizabeth Borough; daughter, Rachel Sharp, of Lincoln Borough; and sister, Gerlinda Metheney, of Lincoln Borough. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, in the PAUL E. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 221 North Second Ave., Elizabeth, PA 15037, 412-384-4344, where a service will take place at noon Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, with the Rev. Jude Urso officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lincoln Borough VFC No. 184. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Pompura Jr., George A. 49

  • Port Vue
  • Born: 1965-05-24
  • Died: 2015-02-26
  • Funeral Home: Jaycox-Jaworski, McKeesport | Get Directions
  • George A. Pompura Jr., 49, of Port Vue, died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, at his residence. He was born May 24, 1965, in McKeesport, a son of George A. Pompura Sr., of McKeesport, and the late Rose Scire Pompura. A cab driver for Yellow Cab, he was a member of St. Patrick Parish in McKeesport. In addition to his father, surviving are his son, George A. Pompura III, of Port Vue; a brother, Michael A. (Coleen) Pompura, of North Huntingdon; sisters, Maria (Becky) Pompura, of Versailles Borough, and Tina M. (Brian) Jones, of Pittsburgh. Also surviving are aunts, uncles nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the JAYCOX-JAWORSKI FUNERAL HOME INC., 2703 O'Neil Blvd., McKeesport, PA 15132, where a blessing service will be held at 6 p.m. with Father Michael Singer officiating. www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.
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Stoyanoff Sr., Robert E. 81

  • North Versailles
  • Born: 1934-02-05
  • Died: 2015-02-25
  • Funeral Home: Forgie-Snyder, East McKeesport | Get Directions
  • Robert E. Stoyanoff Sr., 81, of North Versailles, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. He was born Feb. 5, 1934, in Rankin, a son of the late Elia and Jean (Stauvreski) Stoyanoff. He was a member of Sacred Heart Church in Braddock and worked for more than 37 years in the forge at the Homestead steel mill before spending his retirement in charge of the Senior Citizens Center in North Versailles. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of more than 54 years, Joanne (Hydak) Stoyanoff; brothers, Samuel and Daniel Stoyanoff; and sister, Jean Stoyanoff. He is survived by children, Deborah Lowery, Robert E. (Angela) Stoyanoff Jr., William D. (Beverly) Stoyanoff, Ronald N. (Deborah) Stoyanoff and Raymond Stoyanoff; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Kobetich; brother, Nick Stoyanoff; and many nieces and nephews. Friends and family will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the FORGIE-SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, 1032 Broadway, East McKeesport, 412-823-8083. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Sacred Heart Church, 1600 Brinton Road, Braddock. Interment to follow at Penn Lincoln Memorial Park, North Huntingdon Township. Memorial contributions can be made to the Parkinson's Foundation, www.parkinsons.org. For online condolences, please visit www.snyderfuneralservices.com.
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Tull, Gladys M. 85

  • White Oak
  • Born: 1929-06-06
  • Died: 2015-02-25
  • Funeral Home: Jaycox-Jaworski, McKeesport | Get Directions
  • Gladys M. Tull, 85, of White Oak, died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, at UPMC McKeesport. Born June 6, 1929, in Monroe Township, Bedford County, she was a daughter of the late Raymond and Edna Mae Wilkinson Koontz. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George S. Tull; and siblings, Robert Koontz, Evelyn Bulger, Betty Datig, Shirley Kline, Patricia Bittner, Maryann Conner, Bernard and Donna. Gladys was a member of Sampson's Mills Presbyterian Church in White Oak. She enjoyed going to the casino, baking, cooking, visiting family, taking care of plants and watching her Steelers. Surviving are her daughters, Beverly Tull, of Lincoln Borough, and Debbie (Joseph) Plesniak, of White Oak; grandchildren, Eileen, John, Jamie and Robert; and great-grandchildren, Jayla and Isabella. Also surviving are siblings, Jack Koontz, of White Oak, Doris Ayers, of Jefferson Hills, Roy, Charlotte, Herbert, Hilda, Raymond Jr. and Brenda; and many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the JAYCOX-JAWORSKI FUNERAL HOME INC., 2703 O'Neil Blvd., McKeesport, PA 15132. A Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Sampson's Mills Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Dr. Bruce J. Byers officiating. Everyone please meet at church. Interment will follow in West Newton Cemetery. "You just don't understand - Whatever." www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.
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Turner, Kathryn J. 70

  • Elizabeth
  • Born: 1944-04-29
  • Died: 2015-02-24
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Elizabeth | Get Directions
  • Kathryn J. (Kopp) Turner, 70, of Elizabeth, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, in Mt. Vernon of Elizabeth. She attended Bible Alliance Church in West Newton. Her life revolved around family and her grandchildren. Born April 29, 1944, in Pittsburgh, Kathryn was a daughter of the late Emil Kopp and Beatrice (Dunn) Kopp. She is survived by her husband of 43 years, James Dale Turner Jr.; daughter, Amy (Ron) Morosko, of Elizabeth Township; son, Randy (Dana) Turner, of West Mifflin; seven grandchildren, Alex, Aden and Ethan Morosko and Ryan, Eva, Ashley and Jason Turner; four sisters, Rita Fefolt of Indiana, Pa., Mary Ann (Jim) Wardle, of Venetia, Patricia Wenta, of Washington, Pa., and Elizabeth (Bob) Lusk, of Carroll Township; two brothers, Charles "Bud" (Mary Ann) Kopp, of Amherst, N.Y., and Rich (Brenda) Kopp, of Kill Devil Hills, N.C.; nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, in the PAUL E. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 221 N. Second Ave., Elizabeth, PA 15037, 412-384-4344. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, in the funeral home chapel, with Pastor Frank Todaro officiating. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Township. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Yonich, Joyce E. 74

  • Clairton
  • Born: 1940-06-20
  • Died: 2015-02-24
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Clairton | Get Directions
  • Joyce E. "Woman" Yonich, 74, of Clairton, passed away at home Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. Born June 20, 1940, in Clairton, she was a daughter of the late William Kenneth Manown and Wilma "Babe" (Biddle) Manown. A waitress at various locations in the area and member of St. Clare of Assisi Church, Joyce really enjoyed camping at Pymatuning. She was a loving and kind woman who had her stubborn streak and will be missed by her whole family. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Edward Yonich; her daughter, Roslyn O'Hara, of Clairton; her grandson, Scott O'Hara; her dog, "Buddy"; and nieces, nephews, cousins and her "Amish family," the Yoders, of Andover, Ohio. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, in the A.J. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 555 Fifth St., Clairton, PA 15025, 412-233-5700. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, in St. Clare of Assisi Church. Interment will be private at the request of the family. www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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