Miscellaneous Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Obituaries 2000

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WILLIAM NAGY
William F. Nagy of West Mifflin died yesterday. He was a member of Homeville Christian Church and a life member of the Homeville Volunteer Fire Co.
He is survived by his wife, Caroline Nagy; children, Louise Tkach, Thomas Nagy and Dorothy Nagy; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren; brother, Albert Nagy in South Carolina; sister, Dorothy Toth of Pittsburgh; nieces and nephews.
Friends are being received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home, Inc., Pleasant Hills. Service will be conducted there tomorrow at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills.
[Published Apr 3 2000]

ETHEL COLLART
A former McKeesport resident, Ethel Neasom Collart of Columbus, Ohio, died there Saturday at Worthington Christian Village. A graduate of California State Teachers College, now California, University of Pennsylvania, with a bachelor of arts degree in child psychology and special education, she was the author “The Blue Glass Window” and taught in school districts in Pennsylvania and Ohio.
A 50-year member of Queen Esther Chapter 11, Order of Eastern Star, in Clarksburg, W.Va., she was a member of the Mount Vernon Community Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth Twp.
Daughter of the late John W. and Elsie Rossell Neasom, she was the wife of the late Richard Clement Collart who died Sept. 21, 1999. She is survived by a daughter, Dr. Marie Ethel Collart of Columbus.
Private services will be offered by the Rev. Robert Wasner. Interment will be in Flint Cemetery. Arrangements are in charge of Schoedinger Worthington Chapel, Columbus. The family has suggested memorial contributions to the Richard and Ethel Collart Endowment Fund of the Central Ohio Breathing Association, 1520 Old Henderson Road, Columbus, OH, 43220.
[Published Apr 3 2000]

GEORGE PLANCHAK JR. 
George Planchak Jr., 76, of West Mifflin, formerly of Braddock and Monroeville, died Saturday at home. Retired from the Edgar Thomson plant, U.S. Steel Corp., in Braddock, with 42 years of service, he was a member of Christ the Light of the World Parish in Duquesne and Irwin Post 781, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and a U.S. Coast Guard veteran of World War II.
Born in Braddock, April 19, 1923, he was the son of the late George Sr. and Anna Planchak and the husband of the late Hannah M. Fey Planchak. He is survived by a sister, Mary Volcheck of Monroeville; nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home, Inc., Duquesne. A blessing will be offered there Wednesday at 9 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 in Holy Name Church with the Rev. Dennis Colamarino as celebrant. Interment will be in Holy Name Cemetery, West Mifflin.
[Published Apr 3 2000]

RICHARD SCOTT
Richard Scott, 70, of Versailles died Friday in UPMC McKees-port. A retired driver from the Coca-Cola Co., he was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.
Born in McKeesport, June 30, 1929, he was a son of the late Albert and Viola Atkinson Scott. He is survived by a sister, Fern Keeney with whom he resided; brother, William A. Scott of Speers; nieces and nephews.
Friends are being received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Daniel F. Bekavac Funeral Home, Versailles. Service will be offered there tomorrow at 1 p.m. by the Rev. Kevin Haley. Interment will be in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp.
[Published Apr 3 2000]

ANNA BESEROCK
Anna M. Elek Beserock, 88, of Munhall died Saturday in Briarcliff Pavilion for Specialized Care in North Huntingdon Twp. She was a member of St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish in Homestead.
Born Aug. 3, 1911, in Homeville, she was a daughter of the late John and Barbara Volchanyi Elek and the wife of the late George A. Beserock Jr. She is survived by children, Barbara Lynch of West Mifflin, Mary Lou Price of North Huntingdon Twp., Geraldine Nee of Bloomington Minn., and George A. Beserock III of Ellicott City, Md.; 11 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren; and sisters, Mary Elek of Robinson Center, Olga Elek of Munhall, Rose Engle of East McKeesport and Gertrude Thomas in California state.
Friends will be received in the Savolskis-Wasik-Glenn Funeral Home, Inc., Munhall, tomorrow from 2 to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be offered Wednesday at 9 a.m. in St. Anthony Church by the Rev. Henry Krawczyk. Interment will be in St. Elias Cemetery, West Mifflin.
[Published Apr 3 2000]

ANN SHUBA
Ann Klotz Shuba, 73, of West Mifflin, formerly of West Homestead, died Thursday in UPMC Shadyside, Pittsburgh. She was the past president of the West Mifflin Manor Tenant Council. 
Born in West Homestead, Feb. 5, 1927, she was the wife of the late Anthony N. Shuba. She is survived by sons, Jerry Shuba of Boca Raton, Fla., and David Shuba of Turtle Creek; daughter, Stephanie Karlo of Cheswick; six grandchildren and a great grandchild; and sister, Dorothy Cibulka of West Mifflin.
Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated tomorrow at 10 a.m. in Resurrection Church, West Mifflin, by the Rev. Robert G. Turner. Arrangements are in charge of the Cremation Organization, Inc.
[Published Apr 3 2000]

MARION PERRONE
Marion (Peter) Perrone, 71, of Jefferson Hills died yesterday at home. He was a former consol operator for Copperweld Bimetallics Division in Glassport and member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish in Clairton.
Born in Glassport, Feb. 9, 1929, he was the son of the late Marion Perrone and Florence Perrone Barbetta. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Dolfi Perrone; daughter, Andrea Herrick of Rochester, N.Y.; sons, Clinton Perrone of Wexford and Peter Perrone at home; three grandchildren; brother, Frank Perrone of Hopwood; nieces and nephews. Another brother, Armond Perrone died in November of 1999.
Friends will be received in the A.J. Bekavac Funeral Home, Clairton, tomorrow from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 1 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in St. Joseph Church. Interment will be in St. Clare Cemetery, Clairton.
[Published Apr 3 2000]

BETTY KUKLISH
Betty Humanic Kuklish, 77, of Port Vue died Saturday in Jefferson Hospital. She was a member of St. Mark Parish.
Born in Wilpen, Jan. 28, 1923, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary Voytilla Humanic and the wife of the late Steve Kuklish. She is survived by daughter, Sandy Antoinette of Cecil Twp.; three grandchildren; sister, Virginia Humanic of Clairton; brothers, William Humanic of Monroe, Ohio, and James Humanic of White Oak; nieces and nephews.
Friends are being received in the A.J. Bekavac Funeral Home, Clairton, today from noon to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated tomorrow at 10 a.m. in the Port Vue worship site by the Rev. Gerald Mikonis. Interment will be in Ascension Cemetery, Clairton.
[Published Apr 3 2000]

LOUIS MINNICK
Funeral Service was conducted today at 1 p.m. in the John S. Maykuth Jr. Funeral Home, Masontown, for Louis Minnick, 51, of Ralph who died Friday at home. The Rev. William Griebe officiated and interment with full military rites took place in Church Hill Cemetery, McClellandtown.
A 1967 graduate of Norwin High School, he was employed by Mon River Towing in Speers, a former employee of the Duquesne plant, U.S. Steel Corp., and a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.
Born Oct. 28, 1948, in Uniontown, he was the son of Alverda Adams Minnick of Ralph and the late Charles E. Minnick. He is survived by his mother; wife, Rebecca L. Miller Minnick; son, Michael Minnick of Newark, N.Y.; stepchildren, Rachel King of Morgantown, W.Va., Ricky Hoffman Jr. of Ralph and Shane Edward Hoffman of Carmichaels; step granddaughter, Karissa Lou Nicola with whom he resided; five other step grandchildren; and sister, Betty Gaff of White Oak.
[Published Apr 3 2000]

MINNIE WIATROWSKI
Minnie M. Wiatrowski, 88, of West Mifflin died yesterday in UPMC McKeesport. She was a member of Christ the Light of the World Parish in Duquesne and its Rosary Society.
Born July 25, 1911, in Poland, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Olga Dizak Laszczynski and the wife of the late Anthony Wiatrowski. She is survived by sons, Anthony L. Wiatrowski of West Mifflin and Donald A. Wiatrowski of Canonsburg; four grandchildren and four great grandchildren; and sisters, Jennie Boyer of West Mifflin and Florence Stanko of McKeesport.
Friends are being received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Inc. Duquesne. A blessing will be offered there tomorrow at 9 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 in St. Hedwig Church, Duquesne, with the Rev. Dennis Colamarino as celebrant. Interment will follow in the parish Cemetery, West Mifflin.
[Published Apr 3 2000]

SONIA BOWEN
Sonia W. Bowen, 65, of Dravosburg died yesterday in Southwestern Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center in Pleasant Hills. She was a former employee of Pat’s Hallmark in McKeesport and member of Riverview Women’s Community Club.
Born in McKeesport, May 7, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Bertha Molnar Wargo. She is survived by her husband, Frank A. Bowen; daughter, Joyce Miller of Elizabeth Twp.; son, Curtis Bowen of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; four grandchildren; sisters, Judy Virostek of Pacifica, Calif., and Carolyn Von Ilg of Franklin, Tenn.; and brother, Andrew Varga of San Jose, Calif.
Service will be conducted Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. in Strifflers’ Dravosburg/West Mifflin with the Rev. Karen Prescott officiating. No visitation is scheduled. Interment will be in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills. The family has suggested memorial contributions to the Dravosburg No. 2 Volunteer Fire Co. 
[Published Apr 3 2000]

ROSEMARIE MACKO
Rosemarie C. Macko, 65, of White Oak died yesterday at home. A former personal secretary to the personnel manager of Bethlehem Steel Corp. in Rankin, she was a nursing assistant at Woodhaven Care Center in Monroeville, member of St. Angela Merici Church in White Oak and a former member of the Confraternity of Christian Mothers of St. Robert Bellarmine Church, East McKeesport.
Born in Duquesne, Oct. 30, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Frieda Brunner Klemens. She is survived by her husband, Thomas W. Macko; sons, Dr. Thomas J. Macko of Orefield, Timothy W. Macko of Sanibel Island, Fla., and Terry Macko of Washington, D.C.; daughters, Debbie Contrella of Millersville, Md., and Linda Smiga of Landisville; seven grandchildren; and brother, Roney Klemens of Wilmington, N.C.
Friends will be received in Strifflers’ White Oak today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 1 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. in St. Angela Merici Church by the Very Rev. Stephen Chervenak. The family has suggested memorial contributions to the St. Angela Merici Building Fund. 
[Published Apr 3 2000]

BETTY ONESI
Betty B. Onesi, 77, of Lincoln died yesterday at home. She was a member of Good Samaritan Episcopal Church in Liberty and its Vestry and Ladies Guild, and Lincoln Mothers’ Club and a charter member of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Lincoln Volunteer Fire Department.
Born Jan. 4, 1923, in Lincoln, she was a daughter of Emma Frederick Andre Garella of Elizabeth and the late William P. Andre. She is survived by her mother; husband, Charles J. Onesi; daughters, Carolyn J. Rose of Goose Creek, S.C., and Patricia Douglas of Lincoln; five grandchildren and five great grandchildren; sisters, Wilma Lacey of Buena Vista, Anne Lucas of Elizabeth and Jeanne Heslop of White Oak; nieces and nephews.
Memorial Service will be offered Thursday at 1 p.m. in Good Samaritan Episcopal Church by the Rev. Charlie Appel. Entombment will be in the mausoleum at Mount Vernon Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. No visitation is scheduled. Arrangements are in charge of the Daniel F. Bekavac Funeral Home, Versailles. The family has suggested memorial contributions to the Good Samaritan Episcopal Church, Liberty Way and Southern Avenue, McKeesport, PA, 15133; or Family Hospice, 250 Mount Lebanon Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA, 15228.
[Published Apr 4 2000]

ALEXANDER DRAHUSZ
Alexander (Al) Drahusz, 82, of Wilmerding died yesterday in Woodhaven Care Center, Monroeville. Owner of the former Silver Rail Tavern and Mobil Gas Stations in Wilmerding, he was retired from Westinghouse Electric Corp., East Pittsburgh, a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II and a member of SS. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church in Wilmerding.
He was also a member of Monroeville Chapter 2582, American Association of Retired Persons; Norwin Lodge 2313, B.P.O. Elks; American Legion Post 230 in Wilmerding; Friendship Club of Monroeville; League of Ukrainian Catholics of America; Wilmerding Golden Agers; Monroeville Senior Citizens; and the Mid-Century Club of Monroeville.
Born July 22, 1917, in Wilmerding, he was a son of the late Mike and Anne Lesek Drahusz. He is survived by his wife, Anne Urick Drahusz; stepson, Robert J. (Bob) DePhillips of Beaver Falls; two grandsons and a great granddaughter; brothers, John Drahusz in Florida and William (Bill) Drahusz of Monroeville; sisters, Mary Trammell in California, Margaret Zidanic of Swissvale, Helen Petrosky of North Huntingdon Twp. and Joanne Kopko in Kansas; nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received in the Alfieri Funeral Home, Inc., Wilmerding, today and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Divine Liturgy will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. in SS. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church by the Rev. John Gribik. Interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery, North Versailles Twp.
[Published Apr 4 2000]

FRANCES McCARTHY
Frances McCarthy, 78, of White Oak died yesterday in UPMC Shadyside, Pittsburgh. She was a member of St. Angela Merici Church in White Oak.
Born in Duquesne, Feb. 12, 1912, she was a daughter of the late John and Antoinette Salopek Mihaljevic and the wife of the late John F. McCarthy. She is survived by sons, Paul McCarthy of White Oak and Dennis McCarthy of North Huntingdon Twp.; daughters, Claire McCarthy Strouse of Williamsport, Jeanne McCarthy of White Oak, Patricia McCarthy Lutz of Dover, N.H., and Jacqueline McCarthy Kittel of Spokane, Wash.; seven grandchildren; sisters, Dorothy Gregris of West Mifflin, Mary Vockley of North Huntingdon Twp. and Rose Dubyak of Pittsburgh; nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received in the Jennifer S. Jordan Funeral Home, Inc., White Oak, tomorrow from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 11 a.m. in St. Angela Merici Church by the Very Rev. Stephen M. Chervenak. Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Mifflin.
[Published Apr 4 2000]

FRANK SNYDER
Frank Snyder, 86, of North Versailles Twp. died yesterday at home. A former candy salesman for McClay Co., he was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in North Versailles Twp., North Versailles Senior Bowling League and a 50-year member of Penn Brotherhood Lodge 635, formerly Delta Lodge 699.
Born in Pittsburgh, May 13, 1913, he was the son of the late Charles and Minnie Jenneman Snyder. He is survived by his wife, Helen Christie Snyder of North Versailles Twp.; son, Frank Snyder Jr.; daughter, Emmy Lou Tomcsany; five stepchildren; two grandchildren, seven step grandchildren and a step great grandson; brother, Charles Snyder II; and a niece.
Friends will be received in the James F. Kutch Funeral Home, East McKeesport, today and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Service will be conducted Thursday at 10 a.m. in St. John’s Lutheran Church by the Rev. Richard Bonds-Krug. Interment will be in Woodland Cemetery, Wilkinsburg. The family has suggested memorial contributions to St. John’s Lutheran Church.
[Published Apr 4 2000]

ALBERT MILLINGTON
Albert J. Millington of Lincoln died yesterday in Jefferson Hospital. Retired as a supervisor at Westinghouse Electric Corp. and as a stationary engineer from the Clairton plant, U.S. Steel Corp., he was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, member of the Roulette Gun Club in Roulette and the Lincoln Athletic Association and a former school board member at St. Michael School in Elizabeth Twp.
Born in Carnegie, he was the son of the late William and Sophia Millington. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Millington; daughters, Kimberly of Elizabeth Twp. and Alisa of Elizabeth; son, Scott Millington of Elizabeth Twp.; five grandchildren and a great grandchild; brothers, William Millington of Carnegie and John Millington of Peters Twp.; nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth, today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. in St. Michael Church in Elizabeth Twp. by the Rev. Donald Jones. Interment will be in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp.
[Published Apr 4 2000]

ROBERT WILLIAMS
Robert J. Williams, 62, of Bunola died yesterday at home. Retired from ICI Chemical Co. in Eightyfour, he was a self-employed bricklayer and member of St. Michael Church in Elizabeth Twp.
Born Oct. 3, 1937, in Bunola, he was the son of the late David C. and Stephanie A. Fetchen Williams. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Folk Williams; daughters, Lynn Belardia and Robin Obusek of Bunola; six grandchildren; brothers, Dave Williams of Graysville, Jack Williams in New Mexico, Tom Williams in Indiana state and Steve Williams of Venetia; and sisters, Elizabeth Napovanic and Mary Ann Martin of Bunola, Marlene Newman of Brouge and Barbara and Marcia Williams of Clairton.
Friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the L.M. Frye Funeral Home, Inc., Monongahela. A blessing will be offered there Thursday at 10 a.m. by the Rev. Timothy Evans. Interment will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Carroll Twp. The family has suggested memorial contributions to the Bunola Volunteer Fire Co.
[Published Apr 4 2000]

JOSEPH KAMPERT
Joseph L. (Powerhouse) Kampert, 72, of McKeesport died today in UPMC McKeesport. A retired screening binge operator at the Duquesne plant, U.S. Steel Corp., he was a member of St. Mary Czestochowa Parish and Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Born in Duquesne, June 22, 1927, he was the son of the late Louis and Anna Schmidt Kampert. He is survived by his wife, Edith M. Pickell Kampert; sons, Theodore J. and Robert W. Kampert of McKeesport; two grandsons; nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received in the Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home, Inc., tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. in St. Mary Czestochowa Church by the Rev. F.B. Lachowicz. Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Mifflin. 
[Published Apr 4 2000]

CURTIS SAWYER
Curtis M. Sawyer, 54, of McKeesport died Saturday in UPMC McKeesport. Born in Winston Salem, N.C., Aug. 31, 1945, he was the son of the late Jerry and Mary Brigman Sawyer.
He is survived by a son, Brett Gaynor in Texas; brothers, Ronald Sawyer of Huntington, G. Gregory Kelley of Clairton and Jerome Sawyer of McKeesport; sisters, Pam and Arwilda D. Sawyer of Pittsburgh and Brenda Sawyer of McKeesport; nieces, nephews and aunts.
Friends will be received in the Newman-Winston Memorial Chapel Thursday from 10 a.m. until the hour of service there at noon with Pastor Dorothy Reeves officiating. Interment will be in Richland Cemetery, Dravosburg.
[Published Apr 4 2000]

LEOPOLD SMEREKAR
Leopold P. (Paul) Smerekar, 86, of Irwin died yesterday. A retired sexton from Immaculate Conception Church in Irwin with 32 years of service, he was a member of the church; Irwin Aerie 1671, Fraternal Order of Eagles; Irwin Lodge 236, Loyal Order of the Moose; and SNPJ Lodge of Herminie.
Born Jan. 24, 1914, in Yugoslavia, he was the son of the late John and Magdeline Zagar Smerekar and the husband of the late Virginia Menart Smerekar. He is survived by a daughter, Rosemarie Friend of Ottawa, Ohio; sons, Leo Smerekar of North Huntingdon Twp. and James Smerekar of Pinellas Park, Fla.; nine grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; brothers, Frank Smerekar in Florida and Edward Smerekar of Greensburg; nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received in the William Snyder Funeral Home, Irwin, today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday in Immaculate Conception Church. Interment will follow in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Irwin.
[Published Apr 4 2000]


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