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Earle Slawson Guffey

August 11, 2022 |

By Strifflers Family Funeral Homes | Posted in: Strifflers Family Funeral Homes

Earle Slawson Guffey, age 83, of Naples, FL, formerly of McKeesport and North Huntingdon, on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 in Florida. He was born in McKeesport on November 21, 1938 and is the son of the late Judge James McClurg and Gretchen Slawson Guffey. He graduated from Penn State University in 1960 and was first in his class in business horticulture major. He was formerly the CEO of Johnston The Florist and Johnston’s greenhouses and owned and operated 25 floral shops located throughout Western Pennsylvania.

 
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Michael S. Kriebel

August 02, 2022 |

By Strifflers Family Funeral Homes | Posted in: Strifflers Family Funeral Homes

Michael S. Kriebel, 61, of McKeesport, passed away Saturday, July 23, 2022, at Belair Health and Rehabilitation in Lower Burrell, PA.

 
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William Joseph Paterra

August 02, 2022 |

By Strifflers Family Funeral Homes | Posted in: Strifflers Family Funeral Homes

William Joseph Paterra, age 62, of McKeesport, died on Monday, August 1, 2022. He was born in McKeesport on September 3, 1959 and is the son of the late Louis S. and Helen Hreha Paterra. He was formerly employed at McKeesport Hospital, was the Director of Housekeeping at Point Park University, and retired as the Operations Director at Monroeville Mall. He was a medic for McKeesport EMS, where he started as a junior and continued for about 10 years. He was a football coach for many years where he coached local youth football and was actively involved with youth sports programs. He was a coach for McKeesport Little Tigers prior to coaching at McKeesport High School and East Allegheny High School. He was well known throughout the community and loved coaching and influencing the lives of the youth. Bill was also a very avid Pittsburgh sports fan. Besides sports, he loved vacationing and taking his dog, Holly, for walks to play ball, and spending time with his grandson, Harper.

 
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Anna Marie Day

July 29, 2022 |

By Strifflers Family Funeral Homes | Posted in: Strifflers Family Funeral Homes

Anna Marie Day, age 77, of McKeesport, died on Thursday, July 28, 2022. She was born in McKeesport, on December 15, 1944, and is the daughter of the late Oliver James and Elizabeth Knopsynder Warman. She is the wife of the late Ronald Burwell and the late Gerald Day. She was employed as a nurse’s aide for many years, loved word puzzles, crossword puzzles, and going on walks with her dog, Cocoa.

 
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Leslie Pamela Kovalick

July 27, 2022 |

By Strifflers Family Funeral Homes | Posted in: Strifflers Family Funeral Homes

Leslie Pamela Kovalick, age 63, of White Oak died on Wednesday, July 27, 2022. She was born in Braddock on June 7, 1959 and is the daughter of the late Robert Frank and Iris Margarita Pachere Hobbs. Leslie was employed at PNC Bank as an operations analyst for many years. She was a fun-loving person, loved to laugh, and travel to various locations. Leslie was very meticulous about keeping her house tidy on both the inside and outside.

 
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Barbara A. Sobel

July 26, 2022 |

By Strifflers Family Funeral Homes | Posted in: Strifflers Family Funeral Homes

Barbara A. Sobel, age 67, of New Stanton, died on Monday, July 25, 2022. She was born in Seoul, South Korea on August 5, 1954 and is the daughter of the late Olav and Mimmie Chun Crone-Aamot. She loved to knit, was very passionate about cooking and her garden. She also loved all animals, especially cats. She was a very caring person and always wanted to help others in need. She was extremely passionate about giving care to others, either with a warm meal or a place to stay.

 
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Forrest Leonard Trasp

July 22, 2022 |

By Strifflers Family Funeral Homes | Posted in: Strifflers Family Funeral Homes

Forrest Leonard Trasp, age 76, of Russellton, PA, died on Tuesday, July 19, 2022. He was born in McKeesport on December 2, 1945 and is the son of the late John Francis and Myrtle Mae Berga Trasp. He loved listening to music, going to the mall, and watching animated TV shows and movies.

 
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Claudia Marie Navaroli

July 21, 2022 |

By Strifflers Family Funeral Homes | Posted in: Strifflers Family Funeral Homes

Claudia Marie Navaroli, age 63, of Wilkins Township, formerly of White Oak, died on July 18, 2022. She was born in McKeesport on April 27, 1959 and is the daughter of the late John and Rosemarie Miller Navaroli. She had a very strong faith and prayed daily. She was previously employed at USX National Tube, then later at Sam’s Club performing several jobs including forklift driver and baker. She loved her cats and driving her car while listening to diverse selection of music.

 
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Dale A.R. Robinson

July 13, 2022 |

By Strifflers Family Funeral Homes | Posted in: Strifflers Family Funeral Homes

Dale A.R. Robinson, age 91, of McKeesport, died on Wednesday, July 13, 2022. He was born in Toledo, OH on June 9, 1931 and is the son of the late Roy C. and Lucy C. Allison Robinson. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. After the war, he was employed as a train dispatcher for Conrail for many years. He was an associate member of the West Side United Methodist Church in McKeesport and the co-founder of the 10th Ward Task Force.

 
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Marcella Hollis

July 13, 2022 |

By Strifflers Family Funeral Homes | Posted in: Strifflers Family Funeral Homes

Marcella Hollis, age 83, of McKeesport, died on Tuesday, July 12, 2022. She was born in McKeesport on August 1, 1938 and is the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John McShane and the wife of the late Charles James Hollis, Sr., who died on June 2, 2011.

 
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Thomas Kearney

July 12, 2022 |

By Strifflers Family Funeral Homes | Posted in: Strifflers Family Funeral Homes

Thomas Kearney, age 76, of McKeesport, died on Monday, July 11, 2022. He was born in Pittsburgh on October 19, 1945 and is the son of the late Francis “Beans” and Pearl Pierce Kearney.

 
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Patronella L. Ohler

July 11, 2022 |

By Strifflers Family Funeral Homes | Posted in: Strifflers Family Funeral Homes

Patronella L. Ohler, age 96, of McKeesport, died on Thursday, July 7, 2022. She was born in Scottdale, PA on November 23, 1925 and is the daughter of the late Vittorio and Angelina Caliciotti Bianchi and the wife of the late Virgil M. Ohler. She was employed at Zayre Department Store (later Ames) from 1965 until her retirement in 2002. She was a member of the McKeesport Church of Christ. She loved to go on casino trips, play cards, and bingo. She also enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family.

 
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James C. “Gizmo” Sturms II

July 01, 2022 |

By Strifflers Family Funeral Homes | Posted in: Strifflers Family Funeral Homes

James C. “Gizmo” Sturms II, age 65, of West Mifflin, passed away on Friday, July 1, 2022. He was born in Duquesne on December 13, 1956 and is the son of the late James and Gazella Sapos Sturms and the husband of the late Barbara Vamos Sturms, who died on November 29, 2012. He was employed as a union carpenter for many years. Giz was a very hard-working man and loved fishing, supporting local fire halls, and was a member of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).

 
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Mark Thomas McDonald

June 27, 2022 |

By Strifflers Family Funeral Homes | Posted in: Strifflers Family Funeral Homes

Mark Thomas McDonald, age 63, of McKeesport, died on Saturday, June 25, 2022. He was born in St. Louis, MO on October 7, 1958 and is the son of the late Jack and Mary Bordt McDonald.

 
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Sharon Lee Brysh

June 27, 2022 |

By Strifflers Family Funeral Homes | Posted in: Strifflers Family Funeral Homes

Sharon Lee Brysh, age 79, of McKeesport, passed away on Friday, June 24, 2022 with her son by her side. She was born in North Charleroi on December 18, 1942 and was the daughter of the late Harold Guy and Irene Monks Elder. A 1960 graduate of Bentleyville High School, she received an associate degree from Douglass Business School in Monessen. She was employed in the accounting office for Elsie Hillman, was a special needs van driver for Colonial Taxi where the kids affectionately called her "Cabbie". She also worked for Pittsburgh Regional Library Center and eventually retired as an Encoder with the United States Postal Service.

 
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