Voices from Duquesne – August 1, 2011

As promised – I will be publishing any feedback, comments, questions, names, etc. that I receive on the FIRST anf FIFTEENTH of every month. So many “Duquesnites” continue to raise their hands and say “Here I am” via the comment form link. I would encourage all of you who would like to possibly reconnect with childhood friends, take a few minutes to give us your information.  If you would like to fill out the form now, just CLICK HERE and you’ll be able to fill out the information and then come right back to ready the latest Voices from Duquesne.

What was your name while living in Duquesne? = Jacquelyn (Jackie) Ando

What’s your married name? = Liposky

When did you live in Duquesne? = 1959-1978

Where do you live now? = Munhall Pa

Your Email Address = Jackieando55@yahoo.com

Questions, Comments and Feedback = Lived on 7th St. 1959-1975 Then married Rich Ando moved to Savey St. Now we live in Munhall PA.

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What was your name while living in Duquesne? = KAREN SPIKER

What’s your married name? = SPIKER

When did you live in Duquesne? = 1954-1981

Where do you live now? = Bucks County, PA

Your Email Address = kl.miller@comcast.net

Questions, Comments and Feedback = My Grandparents Mike and Mary Petrunyak lived in Duquesne, and my mother Elsie Petrunyak grew up there.

Although I did not live there, I came there every summer to spend time with my relatives. I have very fond memories of the area and had so much fun there. This site brings back many of those times. My Grandparents lived on Oak Street. I remember stopping at Ivan’s every day and no matter how long it had been they still remembered me as “Mary’s Granddaughter.” Swimming at Kennywood. Going to movie night at Burns Heights and playing there, running under the water sprinkler. The people there were so friendly. I loved the ethnic neighborhood. Hearing them speak in Slovak. Met many friends there. Always looked forward to being there! Thank you for this site and all the wonderful memories!

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What was your name while living in Duquesne? = Leslie Anne Wilderman

What’s your married name? = Hartos

When did you live in Duquesne? = 1952-1956 and 1975 to present

Where do you live now? = Duquesne, PA

Questions, Comments and Feedback = Love your blog…..brings back so many great memories. Keep up the great work!

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What was your name while living in Duquesne? = Dot Kraus

What’s Address = dorcra8@yahoo.com

Questions, Comments and Feedback = I still have family in Duquesne and come to visit. I still have grandchildren Duquesne and nieces and nephews.

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What was your name while living in Duquesne? = Sandra Algeri

What’s your married name? = Sandra Bullard

When did you live in Duquesne? = Birth to 1964

Where do you live now? = Atlanta, Georgia

Your Email Address = sandi324@gmail.com

Questions, Comments and Feedback = I love this blog

Raymond Sawko posted in Happy Birthday, DHS Class of 1969!!!!

Raymond Sawko

7:24pm Jul 24

It’s been good reading about my home town. I still feel connected, although sad when I go back there to see the “loss” of a great community. High School closing, steel mills gone…. Still fantastic roots. Things I remember fondly about my growing up in Duquesne are: “Kope’s football team”, Blake’s swimming team punishment, Friday night football games, dances afterwards ( where most guys did not dance…music by the Lonely Ones), Kennywood school picnics, Kennywood swimming pool, hanging out at Gallagher’s, Pizza Shop, and the Braizer, drive-in movies, parking at the ranch, basketball games, Y-Teen Formals, working on the Union Railroad, and most of all my crazy friends some on them who I have kept in touch with all these years. Crazy as ever !!!!

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What was your name while living in Duquesne? = Judy Kray

What’s your married name? = Lochner

When did you live in Duquesne? = 1946-1971

Where do you live now? = summerville,sc

Your Email Address =judylochner@sc.rr.com

Questions, Comments and Feedback = Love going back in time to remember less stressful times. Our last class reunion was 1988. Would love to hear from fellow classmates.

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What was your name while living in Duquesne? = Anna Belle Yoder

What’s your married name? = Anna Belle Emery

When did you live in Duquesne? = 1932-1955

Where do you live now? = Oro Valley, Arizona

Your Email Address = annabgen@hotmail.com

Questions, Comments and Feedback = Duquesne was a great place to be from! Thanks for reminding us of the “ old days.”

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What was your name while living in Duquesne? = Catherine (Cathy) Cardilla

What’s your married name? = Cathy Gallucci

When did you live in Duquesne? = 1942-1959

Where do you live now? = Irwin, Pa 15642

Your Email Address = ollie22801@msn.com

Questions, Comments and Feedback = I actually lived in West Mifflin until I was 10 years old. I lived in Riverview. Moved to Duquesne proper and started 6th grade at Oliver School.

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What was your name while living in Duquesne? = dan negley

When did you live in Duquesne? = went to st. joes 58 to 66

Where do you live now? = port vue, pa

Your Email Address = negauto@aol.com

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What was your name while living in Duquesne? = Tom Ohrman

When did you live in Duquesne? = 1946-1952

Where do you live now? = Fairborn Oh.

Your Email Address = duquesnevet@yahoo.com

Questions, Comments and Feedback = We lived with my grandmother at 311 Crawford near the top of center St. My Dad and uncles frequented the Prince Humbert Club on S. Duquesne Ave. Other grandparents lived on N. 2nd near Hamilton

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What was your name while living in Duquesne? = Amy Tippett

What’s your married name? = Clouse

When did you live in Duquesne? = 1952-53; 58-77

Where do you live now? = Severn, MD

Your Email Address = amy_clouse@msn.com

Questions, Comments and Feedback = Nice blog! Thanks for doing a good job. It’s good to find a place where so much info is posted. My husband’s retired military; I was a teacher then a nurse; with all the traveling & all the people I’ve taken care of/taught (plus I traveled for 2 years with one of my jobs), I don’t always recognize folks I should know. Right now, my health is too bad to travel back there, but when I could still get there, if I ever didn’t speak to someone I should’ve known, it wasn’t personal-it was too many faces in too many places (plus a bit of “brain fog” once in a while lol).

IN RESPONSE TO THE FACEBOOK (Duquesne Senior High School Group)POSTING OF DUQUESNE’S 1940 BUSINESS DIRECTORY:

B. Amy Clouse

2:14am Jul 27

I remember lots of them growing up. My Mom worked for Duquesne City Bank. I remember when Western PA National Bank took over, then changed its name to Equibank, then went under from mismanagement, leaving Mom in forced early retirement when we were overseas & unable to help. She worked part time for the city then got a job at a new bank out in Duquesne Place, near Dairy Queen. She retired & took terminal vacation when our son was due to be born (we’d been thru’ 11 yr of infertility workups & been married nearly 18 yr when he was born, a true miracle-born Xmas eve, aside from Jesus, BEST Christmas present EVER!!!!)

Those small businesses gave good customer service & value b/c their continued existence depended on it. Schink’s is still at it; I have not, in all my travels, ever found a place that even came close to Schink’s.

Victoria A Little

10:07pm Jul 24

I can recall a lot of them whether by memory or by the ones my mom had talked about

Richard Sabol

9:48pm Jul 24

Growing up on Priscilla Avenue, I recall several of the Duquesne businesses that survived into the 70’s.

Martina Estochin Hull

9:00pm Jul 24

This is great!

Raymond Sawko commented on your post “That Certain Summer” in Happy Birthday, DHS Class of 1969!!!!

Raymond Sawko

10:32am Jul 30

Your experience reminded me of my job at the Greater Pittsburgh Drive-in which I also worked the summer of 1968. One of the best summer jobs I ever had. Got to watch all the movies for free…Fist Full of Dollars..etc.. Great time.

What was your name while living in Duquesne? = McDermott

What’s your married name? = Imelda (Mel) Unites | melunites@aol.com

When did you live in Duquesne = 1948-1970

Where do you live now? = West Mifflin, Pa 15236

comments = A friend e-mailed this blog to me recently. I think it is a great way to reconnect with old friends.

What was your name while living in Duquesne? = Debbie Monkelis

What’s your married name? = Ramirez

When did you live in Duquesne? = 1953 – 1964

Where do you live now? = Puyallup, WA

Your Email Address = debrami10@gmail.com

Questions, Comments and Feedback = This is so wonderful to be able to reconnect with the people I grew up with in Duquesne….all the memories are rushing in! I loved all of my classmates from Holy Trinity grade school, especially going to the Greek Orthodox church across the street when we would eat lekvar pierogies every Friday! ….walking from the school to church to go to Mass (I think we went every day?)was a nice break from class! I lived on Cochran Street, rode my bike everywhere! We would walk to the general store about 5 minutes through the neighborhood…can’t remember the name of it, but mom would always give us at least a nickel to buy our penny candy! Would always buy ‘jumbo’ and chocolate milk at the small grocery store on Ferndale Ave (next to my friend’s house, Tina)…what was the name of that store? We would play dodge ball and hide and seek till all hours of the night on Ferndale! and sled riding on this road was unbelievable. Throwing snowballs at passing cars was a typical past time..until we almost got caught one day when a car started chasing us! Thank goodness the houses had hiding places between each other! The Slovak Club was so much fun when we had weddings there..such good Slovakian cooking and baked goods! Walking to Isaly’s from our house was so worthwhile when we were allowed to buy a Klondike. And those coconut haystacks from the 5th Ave News stand store that dad would bring home to us! And there were many days we would walk to Kennywood Park from our home in Duquesne…it was neat that back then, it was safe to run around the park without our parents on our heels! And from the attic in our house, we could always watch Kennywood’s 4th of July fireworks! Thanks for this opportunity to share the memories!

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One Response to Voices from Duquesne – August 1, 2011

  1. Debbie…..is this U? Did u got to Vincentian HS? Get in touch, if u can. Nice to see you on here!

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