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Deborah "Debbie" E. Radu

August 20, 2019 |

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

Deborah “Debbie” E. Radu, age 59, of Glassport, formerly of McKeesport, died Monday, August 19, 2019. She was born in McKeesport on September 28, 1959, the daughter of the late Edward and Elizabeth Miller Radu. She was a member of St. Mark’s Parish in Port Vue and Liberty Boro, where she sang with the parish choir and taught CCD.

 
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Ruby I. Escott

August 20, 2019 |

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

Ruby I. Escott, age 88, of McKeesport, died Tuesday, August 20, 2019.  She was born in Dravosburg on September 1, 1930 and is the daughter of the late Robert and Clarissa Trostle Boyd and the wife of the late William S. Escott, Jr.

 
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Donald Anthony "Tony" Riggs

August 15, 2019 |

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

Donald Anthony “Tony” Riggs, age 66, of McKeesport, died Tuesday, August 13, 2019.  Born on April 7, 1953 and is the son of Lula Mae Riggs of McKeesport and the late Robert Bradley.  Donald was a graduate from McKeesport Area High School.  He was previously employed at Rendulic Meat Packing, Christy Park Works and retired from Port Authority after 26 years of service.  Starting from when he was a young boy, he loved all musical instruments, but especially the saxophone, and eventually became a member of The Workshop Band.  In addition, he was a member of the local F & AM Masonic Lodge.  Tony was loved by all who knew him and could be found with a smile on his face.

 
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Joyce Berkovitz

August 15, 2019 |

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

Joyce Berkovitz, age 82, of White Oak, formally of Glassport, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Wed. Aug. 14, 2019. She was born in McKeesport on Oct. 6, 1936 and is the daughter of the late Benjamin and Dorothy Monheim Miller. She is the wife of the late Bernie Berkovitz. Joyce was a travel agent for over twenty years for the Four Seasons Travel Agency. She was a member of Bnai Brith, a life member of Hadassah, and the former Tree of Life Congregation where she served as a past president.

 
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Dorothy Ann Kalkbrenner

August 09, 2019 |

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

Dorothy Ann Kalkbrenner, age 79, of Liberty Boro, died Thursday, August 8, 2019.  She was born in McKeesport on October 1, 1939 and is the daughter of the late Andrew and Anna Strager Lucas. She retired from Braddock Hospital, then worked in personal care at Glen Shaw Woods in McKeesport, then at Kelli Home Health Services. She loved spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her daughter, Wendy Mosqueda of Glassport; grandchildren, Christopher Mosqueda, Tyler and Spenser Kalkbrenner, and Alexis Brown; great-grandchildren, Alivia, Jackson, and Colton.   She was preceded in death by her son, Ted Kalkbrenner

Services were held at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation and Mortuary Services, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131, (Sue Striffler Galaski, supervisor, 412 678 6177).  To share a memory or condolence, visit strifflerfuneralhomes.com.

 


Edward "Jerry" Benick

August 06, 2019 |

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

Edward “Jerry” Benick, age 85 of McKeesport, died Tuesday, August 6, 2019.  He was born in McKeesport on Oct. 31, 1933 and is the son of the late George and Rose Lechak Benick and the husband of the late Joyce Daerr Benick who died February 14, 2014. 

He was employed at National Tube in Duquesne until he retired.  He was a member of St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church and enjoyed travelling over the years.

He is survived by his brother, William Benick of McKeesport; sister, Margaret Evans of Rosemeade, California; nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews.  In addition to his wife, Joyce, he is preceded in death by brothers, John and Albert Benick; and sisters, Elizabeth McCusker, Ann Francis and Rose Mihalo.

Family and friends will be received at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation and Mortuary Services, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, supervisor, 412-678-6177), on Thursday, August 8, 2019 from 3:00 until 7:00 pm. (Parastas Services will be held at 4:00 pm).  Divine Liturgy will take place on Friday, August 9, 2019 at 10:30 am in St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church in McKeesport.  Burial will follow.   To share a memory or condolence visit strifflerfuneralhomes.com.   

 


David W. Benvin

August 06, 2019 |

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

David W. Benvin, age 62, of White Oak, died Thursday, August 1, 2019.  He was born in McKeesport on March 9, 1957 and is the son of the late William F. and Mary McNeilis Benvin. 

He was a journeyman who handled the asbestos removal of many building sites for Laborers’ Local Union #373.  He enjoyed hunting and collecting antiques but mostly loved camping with his children and grandchildren.

 
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Edward Michael Moonis

July 30, 2019 |

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

Edward Michael Moonis, age 69, of White Oak, died Saturday, July 27, 2019.  He was born in McKeesport on December 6, 1949 and is the son of the late James Edward and Zona McCarthy Moonis. Edward served during the Vietnam Era in the Marines.  Until his retirement, he was a firefighter for the County of Allegheny which included working at Greater Pittsburgh Airport and Allegheny County Airport. His hobbies included turning some wrenches and making some sawdust.

 
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Beverly J. Jackowski

July 29, 2019 |

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

Beverly J. Jackowski, age 80, of Port Vue, died Sunday July 28, 2019.  She was born August 16, 1938 in McKeesport and the daughter of the late Charles “APP” and Mercedes Dore James.  She was employed at the Palmer House as a cook for many years and then Dollar General in Port Vue as a cashier.  She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and cherished her precious moments with her great grandchildren who always made her smile and laugh.

 
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Patricia Ann Grant

July 28, 2019 |

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

Patricia Ann Grant, age 72 of McKeesport, died Thursday, July 25, 2019.  She was born in Richmond, Virginia on Aug. 13, 1946.  She is the daughter of the late David and Nellie Blackwell Milligan.  She enjoyed crocheting, sewing and venturing out weekly to flea markets and other excursions with her sons.  She loved spending time with her family.

She is survived by her sons, John D. Grant and Mark Grant both of McKeesport, Brian (Melissa) Grant of North Huntingdon, Luke Grant of California, Benjamin Grant of New York; daughter, Lisa (Tom) Woolcock of Maryland; grandchildren, Mathew and Michael; brother, David Milligan of Kittanning; sisters, Sandy Milligan of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Trudy and Judy Milligan both of Monroeville; also nieces and nephews.

 
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Jean Greaves

July 21, 2019 |

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

Jean Greaves, age 89, of Point Pleasant Retirement Community, formerly of White Oak, died, Saturday, July 20, 2019. She is the daughter of the late Robert Ellsworth and Olive Sigler Shallenberger and was born in McKeesport, PA on Feb. 10, 1930. She is the wife of the late Robert E. “Bob” Greaves who died Jan. 13, 2013.

Jean was the secretary for the former Mayor of McKeesport, Jack Pribanic, and was also a legal secretary for various attorneys and judges in the Mon Valley. She was a former Deacon for Central Presbyterian Church, and a current member of Sampson’s Mills Presbyterian Church. She was formerly a member of the McKeesport Hospital Junior Women’s Committee and a former member of the Board of Directors of the McKeesport Hospital Foundation. She loved the holidays, playing bingo and cards, cruising, and having fun with family and friends.

Jean is survived by her daughters; Sandy (Dennis) Liberatore of Worcester, Mass, Debbie (Mark) Sherer of Penn Twp., Donna (Craig) Curran of Pittsford, NY and Bobbi (Tim) Dunn of White Oak, grandchildren; Dennis (Lynne) Liberatore, Melissa (Mike) Butler, Ryan (Rachel) Mitchell, Ashley (Ryan) Quinton, Natalie (Thomas Pohmer) Curran, Christopher Curran and Brandon Dunn, great grandchildren; Ethan and Ben Butler and Sarah and Danielle Liberatore, Abigail and Olivia Mitchell and Corbin Quinton.

 
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Jean Louise Bonnet Causer

July 20, 2019 |

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

Jean Louise Bonnet Causer, born September 22, 1955 in McKeesport, PA, died unexpectedly at home in Crownsville, Maryland on July 4, 2019. She was preceded in death by parents, Barbara and George Bonnet.  She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Jack “Kep” Causer; sisters, Ann (Tim) Ginnevan of N. Huntingdon, Carol (Jayme) Burgman of White Oak; brother-in-law, Bob (Diane) Causer of Frederick, Maryland; 2 nieces, 3 nephews and 5 great nieces and nephews.

After graduation from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Jean married her high school sweetheart. The couple moved to Maryland where Jean was a government contracts administrator and lovingly cared for many precious pets over the years.

 
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Ronald G. Wingrove

July 20, 2019 |

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

Ronald G. Wingrove, age 78, of McKeesport, died Thursday, July 18, 2019.  He was born in Layton, PA on May 19, 1941 and is the son of the late Robert Johnson and the late Edith Mae Wingrove.  He was an installer at Hadden Industries Guard Rail.

He is survived by children, Ronald D. (Roberta Stevens) Wingrove of McKeesport, David (Sondra) Wingrove of Clairton, Jaycie (Arthur) Crawford of Smithfield; Elaine Marie (Jeff) Ellisor of McKeesport; step daughter, Jessica Cole of McKeesport; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, sisters, brothers; ex-wives, Mary Bassinger of Republic, PA and Karen Ellisor of McKeesport.

 
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Jean Margaret Riley

July 20, 2019 |

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

Jean Margaret Riley, age 89, of Wilkinsburg, passed away July 19, 2019.  She was born in Pittsburgh on Nov. 10, 1929 and was the daughter of the late Leslie M. and Margaret Skidmore Reese and the wife of the late Philip J. Riley.  She was a member of the Pittsburgh Irish Center for many years.

She is survived by her son, Philip J. (Karen) Riley VI of Monroeville; daughters, Margaret A. (Scott) Gibson of N. Versailles, Mary L. (Michael) Hutchinson of Greensburg, Jean A. (James) Gallagher of Prospect; 7 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren; she is preceded in death by her brother, Leslie M. and his wife Gayle Reese.

 
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Patricia Ann Harris

July 17, 2019 |

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

Patricia Ann Harris, age 87, of McKeesport, died July 17, 2019.  She was born in McKeesport on October 17, 1931 and was the daughter of the late Ida Mondin Forsberg and her late husband, Elmer.  She is the wife of the late Jack H. Harris.  She was retired from Penn State University after 40 years of service, working in their Continuing Education Program.

When wintering in Florida with her daughter, she volunteered at South Florida Fair in West Palm Beach.  However, because of her love for the City of McKeesport, she was extremely active in various organizations.  She was the Volunteer Coordinator at McKeesport Heritage Center and Co-Chair of the Festival of Trees.  She organized the Penn State Retirees Luncheon Group and volunteered for many years for McKeesport International Village.

 
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