TribLIVE

| Obituaries

Choose Your Publication

You are currently viewing obituaries for:

If this is not the publication you would like to view, please select a new one from the above list.

Search Notices

For best results, search with as much information as possible.

You do not have to fill out all of the above boxes, IE: If you do not have a first name, leave the text "FIRST NAME" and fill out the information you do have.

09/10/2013 Notices

Bires, Linda L. 59

  • McKeesport
  • Born: 1956-03-25
  • Died: 2015-08-02
  • Funeral Home: Jaycox-Jaworski, McKeesport | Get Directions
  • Linda L. Bires, 59, of McKeesport, died Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, in Forbes Hospice at West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh. She was born March 25, 1956, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late William and Patricia Cumpston Lohr. Linda worked in the meat department for the Giant Eagle in McKeesport. She was a member of Corpus Christi Parish (former Holy Trinity Church) in McKeesport. She is survived by her husband, Gregory Bires; daughter, Nichole Bires, of McKeesport; son, Gregory P. (Paola Velandia) Bires, of McKeesport; grandchildren, Thomas Ackerman Jr. and Taylor Ackerman; sister, Cindy (Richard) Marshall, of West Mifflin; brother, William (Diane) Lohr, of Monroeville; and nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the JAYCOX-JAWORSKI FUNERAL HOME INC., 2703 O'Neil Blvd., McKeesport, PA 15132. A blessing service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Michael J. Maranowski officiating. Interment will follow. www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.
  • View Full Listing
  • Visit Guest Book

DiBattista, John 88

  • Forward Township
  • Born: 1926-08-05
  • Died: 2015-08-01
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Elizabeth | Get Directions
  • John DiBattista, 88, of Forward Township, died Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. He was born Aug. 5, 1926, in Glassport, to the late Anthony and Fralin (DiNino) DiBattista. Prior to retirement, he was a welder for Irvin Works in West Mifflin for 38 years and was a veteran of the Navy, having served in World War II. He was an artist, musician and inventor and member of the Monessen Art Club. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Jean (Sposato) DiBattista; son, John (Caryl) DiBattista; daughter, Jeanette (Mark) Framiglio; son, Patrick (Melissa) DiBattista; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sisters, Elizabeth Staley and Florence LaRosa; and nieces and nephews. No viewing or services are scheduled. Arrangements are being handled by PAUL E. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 221 N. Second Ave., Elizabeth PA 15037, 412-384-4344. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, S.W. Region, 320 Bilmar Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
  • View Full Listing
  • Visit Guest Book

Huffman, Georgiabelle 86

  • Formerly of Jefferson Hills
  • Died: 2015-08-01
  • Funeral Home: Griffith, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Georgiabelle "Bette" Huffman, 86, formerly of Jefferson Hills, passed away Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late Richard G. Huffman Sr.; daughter of the late Matthew and Jeanette Worthy; mother of Kathleen (Tony) Paull and Richard "Rick" (Mary Ann) Huffman; grandmother of Tony, Ricky and Melissa; also two great-grandchildren; and sister of Eugene (Betty) Worthy, of White Oak. She was preceded in death by four brothers. Friends received from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the GRIFFITH FUNERAL HOME INC., 5636 Brownsville Road, South Park Township, (412-655-4600). Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Jefferson United Methodist Church. Condolences may be offered for the family at www.GriffithFH.com.
  • View Full Listing
  • Visit Guest Book

Kapral, Dorothy M. 87

  • North Versailles
  • Born: 1927-08-16
  • Died: 2015-08-01
  • Funeral Home: Forgie-Snyder, East Mckeesport | Get Directions
  • Dorothy M. (Hubaly) Ferencz Kapral, 87, of North Versailles, died Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. She was born Aug. 16, 1927, in Braddock, a daughter of the late John and Mary Hubaly. She was a longtime member of Ss. Peter and Paul Byzantine Church in Braddock. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, John Ferencz; second husband, Michael Kapral; son-in-law, John Anthony Balana; and sisters, Mary Mischen, Helen Stanton, Ann Vargo, Julia Getlak, Pauline Harnagy, Irene Vasko and Pat Zarski. She is survived by her children, Joanne Balana, of North Versailles, John (Michele) Ferencz, of Camp Hill, Tom (Sharon) Ferencz, of Elizabeth Township, and David (Annie) Ferencz, of Owigsburg; grandchildren, Matthew John Ferencz, Dana Lynn (Nick) Iera, Bryan David Ferencz, Taylor Nicholas and Elizabeth Nichola; and great-grandchild, Luca Thomas Iera. Friends and family will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the FORGIE-SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, 1032 Broadway, East McKeesport, 412-823-8083, where everyone will gather for a Panachyda (funeral service) at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Interment is to follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society. For online condolences, please visit www.snyderfuneralservices.com.
  • View Full Listing
  • Visit Guest Book

Pavuk, Peter 92

  • West Mifflin
  • Born: 1923-06-27
  • Died: 2015-07-31
  • Funeral Home: Finney, Clairton | Get Directions
  • Peter "Pete" Pavuk, 92, of West Mifflin, passed away Friday, July 31, 2015. He was born June 27, 1923, in Hecla, to the late Andrew and Barbara Hnatko Pavuk. Peter was the loving husband of Gloria Lorentz Pavuk for 63 years. He is survived by son, Mark (Sue Morris) Pavuk, of Waretown, N.J.; and daughters, Barbara (Perry) Recker, of Blue Island, Ill, and Jean (Robert) Beck, of Palm Bay, Fla. Peter is also survived by his six grandchildren, Julie Pavuk, of Oakland, Calif., Gloria Pavuk, of Union Grove, Wis., Susan (Trevor) Pavuk Smith, of Allentown, Alice Pavuk, of Ardmore, and Sarah and Abigail Beck, of Palm Bay, Fla. In addition to his parents, Pete was preceded in death by his brothers, Andy, George and Mike, as well as his sisters, Sue Missik and Barbara Pavuk. His son, Matthew Pavuk, also preceded him in death, as well as a daughter-in-law, Mary Elizabeth Wilde Pavuk. Peter attended Grove City College, where he enjoyed trips to national parks across the U.S. and Canada with their Outing Club. He graduated with a degree in chemical engineering. Pete worked as a foreman of the BTX plant at U.S. Steel Clairton Works for 31 years. Pete also served in the Army during World War II, and received the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with two Bronze Stars and the World War II Victory Medal, among other honors. Pete was a member of Wilson Presbyterian Church, where he served as elder and clerk of session, and also served as a Sunday school teacher. He also volunteered at Jefferson Hospital as a chaplain for 26 years. He loved carpentry and woodworking, and was the consummate tinkerer who enjoyed fixing things. Pete also enjoyed painting and gardening. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, at S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. Sixth St., Clairton, PA 15025. Service will take place at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 3, at the funeral home presided over by Pastor Ben Robinson, with interment at Round Hill Cemetery immediately following. The family asks that you make contributions to Wilson Presbyterian Church, 400 N. Fourth St., Clairton, PA 15025. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.
  • View Full Listing
  • Visit Guest Book

Pogyor, Arthur 69

  • West Newton
  • Born: 1946-02-20
  • Died: 2015-07-31
  • Funeral Home: Gilbert, Elizabeth Township | Get Directions
  • Arthur "Lee" Pogyor, 69, of West Newton, formerly of Versailles and North Huntingdon, died Friday, July 31, 2015. He was born Feb. 20, 1946, in McKeesport, and was the son of the late Arthur and Julia Markanich Pogyor. He was a member of the Free Hungarian Reformed Church, McKeesport. Lee was a retired pharmaceutical technician and had worked for the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Oakland. He is survived by brothers, Drew (Leslie) Pogyor, of West Newton, and Alan Pogyor, of Stewart, Fla.; a niece, Megan Pogyor, of West Newton; and nephew, Caleb Pogyor, of Pittsburgh. There is no visitation. Private service and burial with military honors will be in the McKeesport and Versailles Cemetery. Arrangements are by the GILBERT FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 6028 Smithfield St., Boston, Elizabeth Township. Condolences may be made at gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.
  • View Full Listing
  • Visit Guest Book

Stull, Evelyn M. 77

  • McKeesport
  • Born: 1938-07-04
  • Died: 2015-07-29
  • Funeral Home: Craig, McKeesport | Get Directions
  • Evelyn M. Stull, 77, of McKeesport, passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2015, after a long illness in Select Care in UPMC McKeesport. She was born July 4, 1938, in McKeesport, the daughter of the late Nick and Veronica (lghnat) Obradovich. She was the wife of the late Jack A. Stull. Evelyn was a member of the First Evangelical Free Church in McKeesport. She was a former employee of Thurman's Candy and Cox's department store in McKeesport. She is survived by a sister, Marlene Petrosky; and two brothers, Nick (Caroline) Obradovich and David Obradovich; and nieces and nephews. Family and friends may call from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, in the WILLIAM H. CRAIG FUNERAL HOME INC., 3000 Versailles Ave., McKeesport, PA 15132. Services will be held at 2 p.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Kirk Albright officiating. Burial will follow in Jefferson Memorial Park. www.whcraigfuneralhome.com.
  • View Full Listing
  • Visit Guest Book

Urban, Anna J. 91

  • Finleyville
  • Born: 1923-12-30
  • Died: 2015-08-01
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Elizabeth | Get Directions
  • Anna J. Urban, 91, of Finleyville, died Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, at home peacefully with her daughter by her side. She was born Dec. 30, 1923, in Elrama, to the late Michael and Agnes (Cindrich) Uremovich. She was a member of St. Isaac Jogues Roman Catholic Church in Elrama and was also a member of Christian Mother's of St. Isaac Jogues and C.F.U Lodge No. 248 of Clairton. She is survived by her daughter. Deborah A. (John) Hanus, with whom she resided; son, William D. (Janell) Urban, of Coraopolis; four grandchildren, Kaitlyn Renee Hanus, Amanda and Chris Urban and David P. Urban; great-grandchild, Ruby Urban; sisters, Goldie Suty, of Finleyville, and Clara DiNofrio, of New Eagle; brother, Joseph Uremovich, of Finleyville; sister-in-law, Betty Uremovich, of Finleyville; also several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William G. Urban, who died July 11, 2005; sons, Robert M. Urban and David G. Urban; and a brother, George Uremovich. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the PAUL E. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 221 N. Second Ave., Elizabeth, PA 15037, 412-384-4344. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, in St. Isaac Jogues Roman Catholic Church with the Rev. Richard J. Tusky officiating. Burial in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
  • View Full Listing
  • Visit Guest Book

Zias, Elizabeth 62

  • Grindstone
  • Born: 1953-01-21
  • Died: 2015-07-31
  • Funeral Home: Novak, Brownsville | Get Directions
  • Elizabeth "Liz" Zias, 62, of Grindstone, passed away Friday, July 31, 2015, in Monongahela Valley Hospital, Monongahela. She was born Jan. 21, 1953, in McKeesport, the daughter of John Charles and Sue Ann (Parkins) MacPherson. She was preceded in death by her father. Liz was a member of Pleasant View Presbyterian Church in Smock. She served as an elder there and also was a board member of Presbyterian Women of Redstone. She belonged to the Mon Valley Health Plex in Belle Vernon, where she met many wonderful friends. She will be sadly missed by her husband of 34 years, Eugene M. Zias, of Grindstone; two children, Eugene M. Zias Jr. and Ashley Zias and her partner, Paul Howes; her mother, Sue Anne Spahr; four brothers, John C. MacPherson III, Robert W. MacPherson, Paul R. MacPherson and Thomas A. MacPherson; sister-in-law, Virginia Vojacek; and many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, in the NOVAK FUNERAL HOME, 515 Front St., Brownsville. There will be viewing from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015, at the PLEASANT VIEW PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 533 Royal Road, Smock, the hour of service, with the Rev. John Charles MacPherson III, officiating. Liz wanted this to be a celebration of life and requested that instead of black everyone wear bright colors! To sign the online guestbook log onto www.novakfuneralhome.net.
  • View Full Listing
  • Visit Guest Book
Obituary Departments
Pittsburgh Tribune-ReviewPhone: 866-794-9801
Fax:866-794-9799
obits@tribweb.com
Greensburg Tribune-ReviewPhone: 866-794-9801
Fax:866-794-9799
obits@tribweb.com
Valley IndependentPhone: 724-684-2637
Fax:724-684-2603
obits@tribweb.com
hweightman@tribweb.com
Valley News DispatchPhone: 866-794-9801
Fax:866-794-9799
obits@tribweb.com
Daily CourierPhone: 866-794-9801
Fax:866-794-9799
obits@tribweb.com
Daily NewsPhone: 866-794-9801
Fax:866-794-9799
obits@tribweb.com
Leader TimesPhone: 866-794-9801
Fax:866-794-9799
obits@tribweb.com