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Robert J. Konyha

Robert J. Konyha

Robert J. Konyha, 74, formerly of Imperial and Moon Twp., passed away unexpectedly on Friday, October 23, 2020 in Heritage Valley Sewickley.  He was born in Pittsburgh, on October 22, 1946 the son of the late Stephen and Elizabeth Konyha. He loved muscle cars and to watch drag racing.
He is survived by his wife Patricia Konyha; a son: William “B.J” Konyha, Raccoon Twp., and a brother Kenneth (Sandra) Konyha, Leeper, PA and 11 nieces and nephews.
As per his wishes, all services are private.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Animal Friends 562 Camp Horne Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15237.

Huntsman Funeral Home and Cremation Services are entrusted with the arrangements.

George William Grey

George William Grey

George William Grey, 72, of Ohioville, passed away on Wednesday October 14, 2020 in UPMC St. Margaret Hospital. George passed peacefully with his wife (Donna) by his side. The world lost an amazing witty soul after a Long hard-fought battle with cancer. George was born in Sewickley, PA on January 29, 1948, George is the son of the late Walter and Virginia Grey. George worked at Junak’s in Aliquippa as an Autobody Specialist.  He Proudly served his country in the US Army. George enjoyed spending time with his wife, kids and grandchildren. George also enjoyed fishing and spending time with his lifelong friends Big John and Uncle Regis.

 

George is survived by his wife of 50 years, Donna Jean Grey; a large extended family including 6 children: William “Lee” Grey, April Lynn (Alex) Sanjur, Michael James (Diane) Grey, Dawn Ann Grey, Dena Ann (Ryan) Fisher, and Jeorgean Grey: 20 grandchildren: 5 great grandchildren: three siblings: Walter “Frog” Grey, Rose (Kenny) Noss and Alma Stewart, Carl (Buddy) Grey and Arthur (Billie) Grey. George’s family and friends will miss him dearly for the remainder of their lives.

 

In addition to his parents George was preceded in death by a daughter Marcilene Bell Sestric and 3 sisters: Patricia Grey, Marion Ulinski and Gloria Corso.

 

All services are private.

 

Huntsman Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Aliquippa are entrusted with the arrangements.

 

Genevieve Michael

Genevieve Michael

Genevieve Michael, 90, died peacefully in Providence Care Center on October 7, 2020.

Genevieve was born on June 16, 1930, in Waynesburg, PA, to Anna Lee Wilson and Wiley Brockman Cole. She married John F. Michael, a steelworker, with whom she had six children. She graduated from the Community College of Beaver County with a degree in nursing and worked for the Medical Center, Beaver, as a Registered Nurse. Genevieve loved to cook, listen to music, dance, and learn about her Irish heritage. She was known as a compassionate woman who lived her deep Christian faith through her work as a registered nurse — always caring for others before herself.

Genevieve is survived by her three siblings Wayman Cole of New Mexico, Robert (Mary Lee) Cole of Hookstown, and Marlene (Patty Steubenbort) Bee of Hookstown; her children John Gary Michael of Darlington, Charles (Kim) Michael of Aliquippa, James (Tina) Michael of Aliquippa, Donna (Carrie) Rowe of Economy, and Bradley (Anastasia) Michael of Fairfax, Virginia; eight (8) grandchildren; eleven (11) great-grandchildren; and one (1) great-great-granddaughter.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister, Joanne; son, Scott (Susan) Michael of Aliquippa; daughter-in-law, Gladys of Darlington; and granddaughter, Brylee Michael of Smyrna, Tennessee.

A private viewing and funeral service is scheduled for Saturday, October 10, 2020, from 10 AM – 12 PM at Huntsman Funeral Home in Aliquippa. Immediately thereafter, she will be laid to rest beside her husband at the Beaver Cemetery.  Services will be conducted by the Rt. Rev. Sean Rowe.  Due to the COVID19 pandemic, those in attendance must wear a face mask. It is requested that mourners refrain from hugging in order to practice social distancing and that visits remain brief to permit everyone time to pay their last respects.  In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Beaver County Humane Society at 3394 Broadhead Road, Aliquippa, PA 15001. The family would like to thank the Physicians and staff at Providence Care Center, especially those on the Memory Care Unit, for treating “Genny-Bear” like a member of their own family, and Grane Hospice for their compassionate care.

 

JoAnn Schibner

JoAnn Schibner

Beloved Wife, Mother, and Grandmother

 

JoAnn Schibner, 86, of Independence twp. passed away peacefully Monday, October, 5th, 2020. She was born on March 23, 1934 in Pittsburgh, PA the youngest daughter of the late Herbert and Mabel (Herrington) Burrell. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Aliquippa. JoAnn was a secretary in the main office of Hopewell Memorial High School for thirty years. She was proud of her 4’11” stature and was known as tiny but tough. She was blessed with an amazing talent for sewing.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of fifty years, Ronald J. Schibner, a sister, Evelyn (Burrell) Lyons, and two brothers, Herbert and LeRoy Burrell. JoAnn is survived by three children, Ronald Schibner and his wife, Sherry; Mark and his wife, Liliana; Cindy McDonald and her husband, William; ten grandchildren, Crystal Sieber; Renee Yost; Lisa Salyers; Mark Schibner; Lauren Tobin; Tiffany Chatelier; Amanda Wilson; David Fleming; Erika Mueller; and Heather Schibner. She is also survived by eighteen great grandchildren.

Friends will be received on Thursday from 6~8pm in the Huntsman Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Aliquippa.  Funeral services are private.  Burial will be in Mill Creek Hill Cemetery, Hookstown.

The family would like to thank Pepperberry Suites Assisted Living and Valley Hospice for the love and care given to JoAnn over the past nine years. We truly appreciate you.

Jessie A. Kochanowski

Jessie A. Kochanowski

Jessie A. Kochanowski, 93, of Hopewell Twp., passed away Sunday, September 27, 2020 in her home.   She was born in Rochester on July 20, 1927 the daughter of the late Alex and Stella Rudnicki. She was an amazing mother who enjoyed her family.  She loved flowers, baking, and cooking.  She also had a love for decorating for all holidays.  She was catholic by faith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Samuel A. Kochanowski, a beloved daughter Carol, and three siblings: Joseph and Alex Rudnicki, and Josephine Kovach.

She is survived by her 4 sons: Patrick (Kelly) Kochanowski, Raccoon Twp.; Michael (Karen Evans) Kochanowski, New Brighton, John (Julie) Kochanowski, Potter Twp., and Carl Kochanowski, Hopewell Twp. 7 grandchildren: Adam Kochanowski, Natalie (Jon) Young, Michael (Laura) Kochanowski, Jr., Lenora (Dan) Rock, Jessica (Reymer) Cairns, Steven & Amy Kochanowski: 7 great grandchildren: Gauge, Nathaniel, Brooke,  Lydia, Grace, Drayden, & Arya Rennee: and 5 siblings: Richard (Valerie) Rudnicki, Francis (Essie) Rudnicki, Tom, Walter and Mary Ann Rudnicki.

Friends will be received on Wednesday from 4pm until the time of Funeral Service at 7:30pm in the Huntsman  Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Aliquippa.

Private interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery.

The family would like to thank Gateway Hospice and a special thank you to Nerissa and Sierra for their amazing care of Jessie.

Patricia Ann Matiko Workman Sloan

Patricia Ann Matiko Workman Sloan

Patricia Ann Matiko Workman Sloan, of Raccoon Twp., passed away on September 19, 2020 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on December 12, 1947 in Portage, PA. Daughter of the late John and Ethel (Bruce) Matiko. She is preceded in death by her husband Robert F. Sloan, and her three brothers; Ronald (Sonny) Matiko, Raymond Matiko and James Matiko.
She is survived by her three children; John (Mitzi) Workman, Kimberly (Mark) Phillips, and Cynthia (Ronald) Matiko; Five grandchildren; Sherri and Robert Dwyer, Brooke and Christian Workman and Damon Phillips; and one great granddaughter Cora (Workman) Campbell. Two sisters; Margaret Bethel and Dorothy Ray along with her cousins and caregivers Jim and Shirley Bruce, Kiersten, Gracie, and Allie and many nieces,
nephews and cousins.
A memorial service will be held in her honor on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 11:00 am. at Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church, Raccoon Twp., with a luncheon to follow. The service will be conducted by Rev. Rich Herbster.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to the American Cancer Society Fetchin/Speicher Family Relay For Life, www.relayforlife.org/.bradysrunpa
Howard W. Wilhelm Jr.

Howard W. Wilhelm Jr.

Howard W. Wilhelm Jr., 92 formerly of Aliquippa passed away on Saturday, September 19, 2020.  He was born in Aliquippa on June 24, 1928 the son of the late Howard and Elsie Wilhelm Sr. He was a US Navy Veteran and retired from J&L Steel as a Supervisor in the Tin Mill. Howard was a member of St. Titus Roman Catholic Parish.

He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Dorothy (Nesbit) Wilhelm; three children: Jeffery (Sharon) Wilhelm, Butler; Greg (Connie) Wilhelm, Laurel Hill, NC; and Cynthia Mellott, Harrisville, PA; three step children: Jayne Bittner, Cranberry; Michele (Warren) Marweg, Wexford, and Tom (Kathy) Nesbit, Atlanta, GA; many grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his first wife: Rose Catherine (Perriello) Wilhelm in 1972;  two brothers and sisters-in-law:  Robert (Nancy) and Richard (Lois) Wilhelm.

A blessing service will be held on Tuesday at 3pm in Huntsman Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Aliquippa.

The family wishes to thank the caregivers from Peace at Home and Good Samaritan Hospice for all of their wonderful help.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Titus Roman Catholic Parish 952 Franklin Ave. Aliquippa, PA 15001

Beatrice A. Williams

Beatrice A. Williams

Beatrice A. Williams, 87, of Raccoon Township, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, September 10, 2020 in Heritage Valley Sewickley. She was born on August 16, 1933, the daughter of the late Tom and Catherine Rogish. A 1954 graduate of the Beaver Valley General School of Nursing in New Brighton, she was retired from the Beaver County Geriatric Center where she worked as a registered nurse, providing loving care for her patients for 27 years. She was a member of Service United Presbyterian Church. Beatrice was a born caregiver and was devoted to her family, as well as her many pets over the years.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved daughter, Susan E. Williams in 2014, and 7 brothers and sisters.
She is survived by her husband, Donald I. Williams and 5 children: Barbara (Barry) McKenzie; Donna (Jay) Phillippi; Donald (Mary Ellen) Williams; Kathleen (Al) Coleman; and Janet (Tim) Hallaran. She is also survived by 2 grandchildren, Rachel Phillippi and Michael (Briana) Williams; a brother, Boyd Rogish and a sister, Helen Rogish.
All services are private. Huntsman Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Aliquippa are entrusted with the arrangements.

 

Mary M. Ricciardi

Mary M. Ricciardi

Mary M. Ricciardi, 95 formerly of Rochester Twp., passed away on September 4, 2020 in Providence Care Center.  She was born in East Rochester on August 31, 1925 the daughter of the late Adam and Ann (Palakovich) Hodnick.  Retired from Verizon where she was employed for 30 plus years as a telephone operator.  She was a member of St. Cecilia Roman Catholic Parish and the Croatian Fraternal Union Lodge 85.

She was preceded in death by her husband Joseph A. Ricciardi; her siblings: Adam Hodnick, Paul (Mary) Hodnick, Ann (John) Silipigni, and Dolores Hodnick; and a brother-in-law: John Moehrle.

She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law: Mary Jo and Richard Bittner, Monaca: two beloved grandchildren: Joseph (Wendy) Bittner, Brighton Twp.; and Dr. Jamie (Dan) Summers, Rochester Twp.; two great grandchildren: Lauren and Nathan Summers; a sister: Betty Jane Moehrle, Las Vegas, NV, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received on Wednesday from 10am to 11:30am  in the Huntsman Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Rochester.  A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at Noon in St. Cecilia Roman Catholic Parish.

Interment will follow in St. Cecilia Cemetery.

Josephine C. “Jay” Veri

Josephine C. “Jay” Veri

Josephine C. “Jay” Veri, 91 of Hopewell Twp., passed away on Sunday August 30, 2020 in Heritage Valley Beaver. She was born in Italy, on June 16, 1929 the daughter of the late Louis and Concetta Lagrotteria.  She was a member of St. Titus Catholic Church. She was an avid Bingo player. She also loved spending time with her 7 grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son Robert R. Veri in 2018; and three siblings: Lena Talotta, Paul Lagrotteria, and Jennie Mannella.
She is survived by her husband: Robert F. Veri; a daughter and son-in-law: Jamie and Lee Poltor, Hopewell Twp.; 7 grandchildren: Chelsea, Holly, and Hannah Slagle, Abigale, Nick, Frank and Ben Veri; 3 great grandchildren: Michael, Mia and Jayce; a sister Tina Greco, a brother Joseph (Sharon) Lagrotteria; a brother-in-law Tony Mannella, and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
Friends will be received on Wednesday from 2~4 and 6~8pm in the Huntsman Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Aliquippa. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday at 11 am in St. Titus Catholic Church.  Interment will follow in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.