Ambridge - 78, Passed away on Tuesday, April, 14, 2021. He was the son of the late Stanley F. and Victoria Avalance Skonieczny. Thomas worked for 38 years with the Ambridge Borough Road Department. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Bernard F. Skonieczny. He is survived by his brother, James S. (Patricia J) Skonieczny, Economy, sister-in-law, Barbara Skonieczny, Ambridge, and many nephews and nieces. Visitation will be private. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 9:30 AM, Friday, at Good Samaritan Church, Ambridge. Bishop David Zubic will be serving as the celebrant. Arrangements by Kasper-Hahn Funeral and Cremation Service, Inc., 547 8th Street, Ambridge, 724-266-2549.
Dolores M. (Babyok) Vlasic
Harmony Twp. - We announce with great sadness the passing of Dolores M. (Babyok) Vlasic, peacefully in her home on March 7, 2021.
Dolores was born in Sewickley, PA on April 11, 1931 to John Albert Babyok of Hazelton, PA and Anna Teresa Perusic of Dugace, Croatia.
Dolores, a life-long resident of Harmony Township, was a registered nurse who graduated in 1952 from the Allegheny General Hospital School of Nursing. She worked at Providence Hospital in Beaver Falls, Rochester Mental Health, performed medical exams for Prudential Life Insurance, and filled-in as the school nurse at Highland Elementary.
Dolores married the love of her life, Eugene Lee Vlasic, on January 10, 1953 at St. Veronica Church, Ambridge, PA. They had four children, seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Dolores and Eugene spent 55 wonderful years together traveling the entire continent of North America, which included a road trip through Canada to Alaska, and a trip to Hawaii. They also frequented Florida, the Outer Banks, and attended the Rose Bowl Parade to see their granddaughter perform with the Ambridge High School Band.
One of Dolores' proudest moments was volunteering for the election of JFK as part of the Beaver County Young Democrats, and traveling to Washington D.C. for his inauguration. She was also active in numerous civic organizations, including Harmony Township Civic Club, Ambridge Junior Women's Club, and the Woman's Club of Beaver Valley, of which she held the office of President in 1975, and was awarded the distinguished honor of "Woman of the Year." Dolores was also active as a United Way Volunteer, an Assistant Brownie Scout leader, a Highland School Teacher Assistant volunteer, and as a member of the Aliquippa Library Book Club and various card clubs. An avid cross-stitcher, she sold many of her creations at craft shows within the Pittsburgh area.
Dolores was a devout Roman Catholic who donated much of her time to Good Samaritan Parish (formerly St. Veronica) as a member of the choir, working at the bingos, fish fries, paczki and pierogi fundraisers, and the annual parish festival. She was a member of the Christian Mothers group and also a volunteer at St. John's of Baden as a pierogi pincher.
Family, faith and traditions were most important to her. Her Christmas Eve Slovak dinner was a family favorite. "My mother was a great listener, problem solver, and my best friend. She was a very giving person, not only with her pocketbook, but with her heart. A beautiful woman throughout her entire life." - Rebecca
Dolores was preceded in death by her parents, husband Eugene, brother John "Jack" Babyok, and daughter Marlene Vlasic.
She is survived by son James (Debra) Vlasic, daughters Rebecca (Paul) Wargo, Rachel (Thomas) Micija, grandchildren Jonathan and Kathryn Vlasic, Brandon, Bradley, and Audra Wargo, Amanda Vlasic, Annie Micija, and great-grandchildren Chloe Vlasic and Mason Wargo. She is also survived by her brother Joseph (Charlene) Babyok, sisters-in-law Mary Babyok, Mary Ann Szymoniak, Isabel Caul, and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would like to extend their thanks to the Allegheny Health Network Hospice nurses Amber and Amanda, and aide Karen, for their compassionate care these past few months.
Friends and family will be received from 4-7 pm on Thursday, March 11 at Kasper-Hahn Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc., 547 8th Street, Ambridge, PA. , 724-513-8229, a Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, March 12 at 10:30 AM in the Good Samaritan Parish, Ambridge. Strict adherence to Covid-19 guidelines will be upheld, and all in attendance must wear a mask. Interment will take place at Economy Cemetery, where Dolores will spend eternity with her husband.
On Sunday, February 14, 2021, Age 73, of Baden
Mother of Marty and Brenda Jahoda.
Preceded in death by her Grandson Zacharie Jahoda parents, Stephen and Ruth Hare Jahoda and siblings: William Jahoda, Stephen Jahoda, Martin Jahoda, Robert Jahoda, Kathy Prokurat, Donna Fharek, and Carol Jahoda.
Survived by James Jahoda, Jerome Jahoda, Joseph Jahoda, Michael Jahoda, Karen Prince, Susan Jahoda, Sandra Huppenthal, Roxanne Fitzgerald, Kimberly Dworchak. Also many nieces and nephews.
All services are private.
Family request any memorial contributions to Kasper Hahn Funeral Home.
Samuel L. Sperduti Jr., 90, of Baden passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family.
He was the son of the late Samuel Sr. and Ermenia Sperduti.
Sam had a passion for music, dancing, and playing the trumpet. He never missed playing the lottery every day he was able.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Sperduti , and brother Victor Sperduti.
He is survived by his daughters, Roberta (Michael) Beeley and Lorraine Yeager, his companion of 20 years, Helen Ammon, siblings, Lou Sperduti and Delores Plutko, grandchildren, Kristin, Lindsay, Lauren, Amanda, Andrew, and 10 great grandchildren,
The family would like to thank Mother Theresa of Monaca Hospice for there excellent care of Sam.
Service are private. Arrangements entrusted to the Kasper-Hahn Cremation and Funeral Services, Inc. Ambridge.
Rebecca "Becky" Sadowy, 63, of Baden, passed away at home on February 5, 2021.
She was the daughter of the late Pete and Mary Sadowy. Becky was a life long member of St Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church, Ambridge. She enjoyed her Pittsburgh sports teams and most of all loved her family.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Sadoway, and a nephew, Leonard Sadoway Jr.
She is survived by her siblings, Leonard Sadoway Sr., William (Christine) Sadoway, Lorraine Sadoway, three nieces, a nephew, and her faithful companion "Bailey".
Services are private, arrangements entrusted to the Kasper-Hahn Funeral and Cremation Services Inc., Ambridge.
Memorial contributions can be made to St. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church, Ambridge, in her memory.
Pastor Roxie D. Costanza Jr., 64, of New Sewickley Twp., was received into eternal glory on January 27, 2021. He was the son of Patsy and the late Roxie D. Costanza Sr.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Sarah “Sallie” Costanza, children, Lisa (Nathan) Wolfe, Leslie (Bryan) Komlos, his “Bonus Daughter” Samantha (Nathan) Harr, siblings, Richard (Michele) Costanza, Robert (Carrie) Costanza, Randall (Ruby-Ann) Costanza, Rebecca (Donald) Chapman, grandchildren, Nicholas, Ethan, Annabelle, AJ, Aiden, Sage, Micah, Malaki, and “one on the way”.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, John and Melva Harvey.
Roxie had numerous beloved nephews and nieces.
He was a graduate of Ambridge High school class of 1974. He worked as a machinist and Supervisor at the railroad yard in Conway for over 30 years. Upon retirement Roxie pursued his passion for serving God by becoming a pastor. Among his many accomplishments he founded The Back to Basics Bible Believers Church, which later merged with St. Johns’s of Lovi, were he served the congregation as pastor. He will always be known as a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He welcomed all to the fellowship of God, and will be dearly missed by all that knew him.
Friends will be received on Sunday from 2pm to 8pm in the St. John’s of Lovi Sanctuary, 1001 Freedom Road, Cranberry PA, 16006. A celebration of life will be held Monday at 11am in the sanctuary of the church. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Aliquippa. Arrangements entrusted to the Kasper-Hahn Funeral and Cremation Svc. Inc., Ambridge.
The family would like to thank staff at UPMC McCandless MICU Unit, for their kind and caring compassion for their husband
Margaret J. "Peggy" Wagner, 89, originally of Baden, passed away on January 23, 2021 at Passavant Homes of Zelienople.