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Alfonsi, Antonio 93

  • West Mifflin
  • Born: 1921-06-19
  • Died: 2014-09-21
  • Funeral Home: Slater, Jefferson Hills | Get Directions
  • Antonio "Tony" Alfonsi, 93, a lifelong West Mifflin resident, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. Tony was born June 19, 1921, in Sette Cerre, Italy, one of six children of Giosaffate and Felicia (DiGiacinto) Alfonsi. He worked 43 years for U.S. Steel at the Clairton Works, served in the Army Air Corps during World War II, and was an avid gardener. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four siblings: brothers, Martin, Jack and Thomas Alfonsi, and a sister, Eleanor Ficorilli. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Liberata "Libby" (Cerasoli) Alfonsi; two children: son, Anthony (Crystal) Alfonsi, and daughter, Rosemarie (Bruno) Bonacchi; four grandchildren, Mary, John, Lucia and Daniel Bonacchi; a sister, Mary Gabriel; and nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 1 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, in the STEPHEN D. SLATER FUNERAL HOME, 1701 Route 51 (Large), in Jefferson Hills. There will be a prayer at 9 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home, with Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 10 a.m. in St. Thomas A' Becket Catholic Church with Father Daniel Maurer as celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Clare Cemetery in Clairton. For condolences, visit
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Davis, Virginia O.

  • Plum
  • Died: 2014-09-20
  • Funeral Home: Knee, Plum | Get Directions
  • Virginia O. "Jean" Davis, of Plum, died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. She was the widow of William E. Davis, who died in 2003. She was a graduate of McKeesport High School and an 11-year employee in the bookkeeping department of the home office of G.C. Murphy Co. in McKeesport. She is survived by two children, Kim Marie Boyd (Daniel) and William John Davis; three grandchildren, Aaron William Boyd, Jenna Nicole Davis and Hayley Dawn Davis; a sister, Shirley Mandella (Walter); a special cousin, Cecelia McKibben (David); and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, John and Elizabeth Obusek; and brothers, infant Lawrence, Ernest and John. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at MAURICE L. KNEE LTD. FUNERAL HOME, 7663 Saltsburg Road (across from S and T Bank), Plum, PA 15239. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. John the Baptist Church. Interment will follow in Good Shepherd Cemetery, Monroeville.
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Horne, Lillian A. 85

  • West Newton
  • Born: 1929-04-09
  • Died: 2014-09-19
  • Funeral Home: McCauley, West Newton | Get Directions
  • Lillian A. Horne, 85, of West Newton, was carried by angels to her heavenly Father, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. She was born April 9, 1929 in Gratztown, a daughter of the late Joseph Olschon, and Glenola (Davenport) Olschon-Walker. Lillian was a former member of First Baptist Church, West Newton, where she was very active, including teaching Sunday School. She was a member of The Church of Sutersville and the Happy Go Lucky Square Dancing Club of Dravosburg. An avid card player, she enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Horne; a son, Terry Horne; a sister, Naomi Matthews; and a brother, Ronald Olschon. Surviving are three daughters, Valarie Lash and husband, Dave, of Irwin, Tamara Troup and husband, Tom, of Vanderbilt, and Heather Horne, of North Huntingdon; six grandchildren, Michelle (Jerry) Van Horn, Jennifer (Craig) Fusting, Melissa (Robert) Jurkeiwicz, Nichole (Donnie) Dye, Thomas Troup II and Nicolas Horne; nine great-grandchildren, Desiree and Tyler Van Horn, Gavin and Regan Fusting, Caden, Lincoln and Ethen Dye and Addison and Max Jurkiewicz; a sister-in-law, Julianne Olschon; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received 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 at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Interment will follow in West Newton Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to The Church, 738 1st St., Sutersville, PA 15083.
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Wakefield, Louise R. 98

  • McKeesport
  • Born: 1916-08-03
  • Died: 2014-09-20
  • Funeral Home: Jaycox-Jaworski, McKeesport | Get Directions
  • Louise R. Wakefield, 98, of McKeesport, died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, at Kane Regional Center in McKeesport. She was born Aug. 3, 1916, in McKeesport, a daughter of the late William and Edith Altman Lamb. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Wendell Wakefield; daughters, Claudia Shegan and Cynthia Wakefield; and a son, William (Rita) Wakefield. She was a member of the First Evangelical Free Church and the AARP Grandview Chapter. Surviving are her sons, Clair (Joanie) Wakefield and Robert (Karen) Wakefield, both of McKeesport; daughters, Edith (Neal) Davis, of North Huntingdon, Barbara (Pete) Pease, of Washington, and Elaine (Andy) Bartko, of Florida; also surviving are grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a sister, Lavina McDougall. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the JAYCOX-JAWORSKI FUNERAL HOME INC., 2703 O'Neil Blvd., McKeesport, PA 15132, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday with Pastor Kirk Albrecht officiating. Interment will follow in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Salvation Army, 821 Walnut St., McKeesport, PA 15132.
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