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    George Willis

    George H. Willis, 87 of West Deer Township, died Saturday April 4, 2020 at his home with his son by his side. He was born May 11, 1932 in Harwick to the late George H. and Gertrude (Welsh) Willis. George grew up in Harwick graduating from Springdale High School in 1950. He served his country during the Korean War in the US Army. George has lived in West Deer for the past 52 years. He worked as a union boilermaker, in the construction field and was the owner and operator of Willis Welding in…

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    Helen Chabal

    Helen (Malecki) Chabal, 92 of Culmerville, West Deer Township, died April 1, 2020 at St. Barnabas Nursing Home, Richland. She was born September 6, 1927 in Barking, near New Kensington to the late Edward and Anna (Flat) Malecki, Sr. Helen grew up in Barking and graduated from Arnold High School in 1946. She worked as a sewing machine operator for Duquesne Manufacturing, Co. and then worked as a Teacher’s Aide for the Deer Lakes School District at the Bairdford Elementary School in the…

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    Carole Thalman

    Carole H. (Goodiski) Thalman, 64 of Jefferson Township, formerly of Indiana Township, Rural Ridge, went home to the Lord Wednesday March 25, 2020 at her home with her family by her side. She was born October 16, 1955 in New Kensington to the late Stanley F. and Audrey (Mastowski) Goodiski. Carole graduated from Fox Chapel High School in 1973. She was a devoted homemaker caring for her family. Carole enjoyed camping, trips to the casino, trips to the Pittsburgh Zoo, though loved her family…

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    John Graznak

    John Graznak, 96 of Culmerville, West Deer Township died Tuesday March 24, 2020. He was born April 5, 1923 in Greensboro to the late John and Eva (Kravinski) Graznak. John has lived in West Deer for the past 70 years. He was a 1942 graduate of Monongahela High School. John worked for West Penn Power Company for over 30 years as an electrical serviceman. He was a member of the Electrical Workers Union Local 102 and a member of the Operating Engineers Union Local 66 in Pittsburgh. John enjoyed…

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    Elizabeth “Betty” McClelland

    Elizabeth “Betty” (Boyle) McClelland, 94 of Dorseyville, Indiana Township, died Friday March 20, 2020. She was born December 16, 1925 in Mercer to the late Dale S. and Mary Elizabeth (Creese) Boyle, Sr. Betty was a 1944 graduate of Etna High School. She was a member of East Union Presbyterian Church, West Deer, the United States Border Collie Club and the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society. She loved her dogs, reading, walking, though especially loved her family. Survivors…

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    Eileen Haas

    Eileen M. (McNulty) Haas, 72, of West Deer Township passed peacefully on Wednesday March 4, 2020 at the Good Samaritan Hospice Unit, Cabot. She was born February 27, 1948 in Pittsburgh to the late Michael and Bridgett (Connley) McNulty. Eileen has lived in West Deer for the past 28 years. She served her country in the US Navy for 3 years as a Corpsman. Eileen was a member of St. Victor R.C. Church and a former member of the St. Victor Women’s Guild. She was a dedicated Mother and…

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    Frank Valletta

    Frank A. Valletta, 82 of West Deer Township died Saturday February 29, 2020 at Family Hospice and Palliative Care – Lawrenceville, with his family by his side. He was born September 3, 1937 in Pittsburgh to the late Anthony L. and Antonette (Monaco) Valletta. Frank grew up in Pittsburgh graduating from Peabody High School in 1955. He went to work for Firestone becoming a store manager/owner where he worked for over 34 years. He then went to work for Pep Boys as a salesman working for…

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    David Sadecky

    David A. Sadecky, 59 of New Kensington died Tuesday February 25, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family and friends. He was born April 16, 1960 in New Ken to the late Bela G. and Nancy A. (Jack) Sadecky, Sr. Dave has lived in New Ken most of his life. He was a 1978 graduate of Valley High School and a member of St. Joseph R.C. Church, New Ken and a former member of the New Kensington Fire Department. Dave worked for Catholic Cemeteries at Our Lady of Hope Cemetery for over 25 years as a…

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    Margaret “Margie” Dancisin

    Margaret T. Dancisin, 90, of West Deer passed away peacefully in her sleep at UPMC Passavant Hospital on Monday, February 24, 2020.  Margie has lived in West Deer the past 70 years. She was born in Etna, on March 20, 1929 to the late Peter and Francis (Ladesic) Kushon. Margie grew up and graduated from Etna High School in 1949. She was a member of St Victor R.C. Church, Bairdford and the church Young and Restless Group. She worked as a supervisor for the former Robertson Drapery Factory…

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    Earl Dawson, Jr.

    Earl R. “Butch” Dawson, Jr., 65 of West Deer Township, passed away after a prolonged illness on Thursday February 20, 2020. He was born May 5, 1954 in Natrona Heights to the late Earl R. and Helen A. (Baniky) Dawson, Sr. Butch has lived in West Deer all of his life. He was a 1973 graduate of Deer Lakes High School. He worked for over 20 years as an office machine technician for Caltronics. Butch enjoyed working with his hands, including woodworking, working on cars and fixing…

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    Ernest Tegge, Jr.

    Ernest J. Tegge, Jr. 89 of West Deer Township, died Sunday February 16, 2020 at his home with his family by his side. He was born July 23, 1930 in Pittsburgh to the late Ernest J. and Frances (Fiorillo) Tegge, Sr.  Ernie began his working career at the age of 10 working for Morry’s Drug Store on the North Side as a Soda Jerk, working for them for 10 years. He was a 1948 graduate of North Catholic High School and received an associate’s business degree from Washington…

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    Anntinette Kearney

    Anntinette (Suss) Kearney, 66 of Curtisville, West Deer Township, went home to the Lord Sunday February 16, 2020. She was born on this day February 16, 1954 in Furth, Germany. She has lived in Curtisville for the past 43 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Tarentum, and worked for the Deer Lakes School District as a custodian for over 28 years. Anntinette enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. Survivors include her children Norman (Jean) Kearney of…

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    Anna Trocki

    Anna M. (Rhyshek) Trocki, 95 of Superior, West Deer Township passed peacefully Friday February 14, 2020 at Harmar Village Care Center, Harmar. Anna was born March 31, 1924 in Volant, Lawrence County, to the late John and Rose (Urbaniak) Rhyshek. She was a member of Transfiguration R.C. Church, Russellton. During WWII, she was proud to be one of the first female welders at Scaife, Co. in Oakmont, welding hooks on the bombs. She was a true Rosie the Riveter. Anna loved playing bingo, bowling,…

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    Dorothy Kurtiak

    Dorothy J. (Karan) Kurtiak, 90, of Ross Township, formerly of Russellton, passed away Wednesday February 12, 2020. She was born January 12, 1930, in Russellton, a daughter of the late Steven and Johanna (Presiak) Karan, and one of 10 children. She lived in Russellton until moving to Ross in 2015. In addition to being a mother and…

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    Thomas Rovnak

    Thomas S. Rovnak, 50 of Richland Township, formerly of Dorseyville, Indiana Township, died Monday February 3, 2020 at his home. He was born April 16, 1969 in Pittsburgh to William R. and Norene (Sublinsky) Rovnak of Doresyville, Indiana Township. Tom was a 1987 graduate of Fox Chapel High School and a 1991 graduate of Penn State, graduating with a degree in Civil Engineering with a specialty in Bridge Structures. Tom has worked for several Engineering Firms through out Pittsburgh working…