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Patricia A. Monoyoudis

May 15, 2019 |

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

Patricia A. Monoyoudis, age 84, of White Oak died Tuesday, May 14, 2019.  She was born in McKeesport on December 13, 1934 and is the daughter of the late George and Elsie Peterson McAdoo. She is the wife of the late George Monoyoudis.  She was employed by the city of McKeesport where she served as the City Administrator. She held the position of Treasurer in 1976 and served in various capacities throughout the years.  She was employed part time at Compacting Tooling, Inc. in Elizabeth.  She was a member of the former McKeesport Symphony Board and the Jodie Matta-Dillinger Cancer Care Foundation at UPMC McKeesport, she was a McKeesport High School graduate and loved working on the reunion committee and she was a member of the Friday Lunch Group.

 
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Marlene Jacobs

May 07, 2019 |

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

Marlene Jacobs, age 82, of McKeesport, died Tuesday, May 7, 2019.  She was born in McKeesport on April 11, 1937 and is the daughter of the late Max and Jeanette Berger Neiman.  She was an office manager for many years at the office of Dr. James Auslander.

 
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Patricia A. Crain

May 06, 2019 |

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

Patricia A. Crain, age 70, of White Oak died Monday, May 6, 2019.  She was born in Pittsburgh on January 17, 1949 and is the daughter of the late Raymond and Gertrude Cavanaugh Crain.  She was employed at UPMC McKeesport in the Dietary Department for 20 years until she retired.  She is a member of St. Patrick Church and its Christian Mothers, East Allegheny AARP, Mon Valley Life Span in Olympia Shopping Center, Three Rivers Hospice Support Group and the YMCA in Wilmerding. She is survived by her siblings; Jeanne (Thomas) Sandusky of New Britain, Kevin Crain of White Oak, cousins; Sage Cavanaugh and Mark Crain, many nieces, nephews and friends.

 
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Edward M. Lis

May 04, 2019 |

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

Edward M. Lis, age 66 of Dravosburg, died Friday, May 3, 2019. He was born January 2, 1953 in Munhall, the son of the late Edward and Jenny Bolger Lis. He is survived by his wife Danae W. Lis; daughters, Jennifer and Suzanne Lis of Port Vue; step-children, Goldie Himes of Butler, Daniel Cummings of Port Vue; sister Lisa (Peter) McKeone of Liberty Borough, also 16 grandchildren. Edward was preceded in death by his brother John Lis and step-son Lars Olson.

 
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Joseph Gdovic

April 30, 2019 |

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

Joseph Gdovic, 91, of McKeesport, Pennsylvania died Saturday, April 20, 2019. He was born in Port Vue, Pennsylvania on January 19, 1928. He is the son of the late Michael and Anna (Koval) Gdovic. He is preceded in death (2002) by his wife Angelina “Angie” (Chiodo) Gdovic. They were married June 11, 1955 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania. The family also resided for a period of time at their vacation home in Plantation, Florida. He is survived by daughters, Joanne Zettl of Chagrin Falls, Ohio; Suzanne Gdovic (James Pokorny) of Arvada, Colorado; Dianne (Phillip) Modenos of Lake Worth, Florida and son Michael Gdovic of Boca Raton, Florida. Also, grandchildren, Dianne Zettl of Columbus, Ohio; Kristen Pokorny and Sean Pokorny of Arvada, Colorado and Joseph Modenos of Lake Worth, Florida; his sister Helen (Roy) Epler of McKeesport, Pennsylvania and many nieces, nephews and cousins in the United States and the Czech Republic.

In 1945, at the young age of 17 Joe Gdovic enlisted in the Maritime Service, United States Coast Guard-Merchant Marines and served overseas in Italy & the Mediterranean Region.  Just a year later he entered active service with the United States Army, he made Private and then Sergeant and served in Japan with the Nugata Military Government Team. Between 1947 and 1951 he served at Fort Lawton, Washington and Fort Lee, Virginia. He was granted an Honorable Discharge as Sergeant and awarded the World War II Victory Medal and Army of Occupational Medal, Japan. He received an Honorable Release from Active Duty as a Corporal. His hobbies during his military service included boxing and baseball. He was also quite skilled at the games of pool and cards.  He was a 47-year member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, USA.

 
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Robert Karl Hatcher

April 29, 2019 |

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

Robert Karl Hatcher, age 94, of White Oak, died April 28, 2019.  He was born in McKeesport on July 23, 1924 and is the son of the late William P. and Clara A. Helfer Hatcher and the husband of the late Virginia Naomi Strawderman Hatcher.  He was a proud vet of the US Navy during WWII where he served in the South Pacific aboard the USS Trathen DD530.  He was a member of the White Oak American Legion Post #701 and VFW Post 8430 Hilltoppers where he enjoyed many Straub Beers with his friends.  He enjoyed flea markets, collecting cans for spare change and bowling.  He loved sharing stories about his military service and the CCC Camps in Idaho.  The family would like to thank his very good friends who helped out over the years, especially Joe, Darlene, Danny, and Daren. Robert was employed at US Steel National Tube in McKeesport until he retired. His favorite saying was, “Life is short, and the wages are small, take it easy, and God bless them all”.

 
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Mildred Berliner Linzer

April 25, 2019 |

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

Mildred Berliner Linzer, age 91, of Monroeville, formerly of White Oak, died on Thursday, April 25, 2019. She was the beloved wife of the late Sidney Linzer and the daughter of the late Herman and Bertha (Silber) Berliner. She is survived by her sister, Harriet Menzer, now of Sarasota, FL, her loving son Richard Linzer and his wife Susan whom Millie loved as her daughter. She is also survived by her grandchildren Ross (Lindsey) Linzer of Davie, FL and Rabbi Maura (Liad Itzhaky) Linzer of Pleasantville, NY and her great-grandchildren, Sarah Itzhaky, Ori Itzhaky, Noah Linzer, and Zachary Linzer, relatives and many friends.

 
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Helen G. Brautigam

April 25, 2019 |

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

Helen G. Brautigam, age 91 of Monessen, died on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. She was born in Arnold City on March 25, 1928, the daughter of the late Joseph N. and Frances Wolcholk Grunwald and wife of the late Ralph William Brautigam, Jr.

 
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Ronald J. "Lukie" Lucas, Sr.

April 18, 2019 |

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

Ronald J. “Lukie” Lucas, Sr., age 76, of North Huntingdon, died April 17, 2019. He was born in McKeesport on August 3, 1942 to the late John P. and Rose Palygi Lucas. Ronald was employed by the borough of West Mifflin for almost 36 1/2 years then worked for Norwin School District as a security guard during his retirement.

He is survived by his loving wife, Rita Lucas; son, Ronald (Jennifer) Lucas, Jr. of Glassport; granddaughter, Karlye Lucas; step-grandchildren, Rebecca Dryer and Nathaniel James Boykin; sisters-in-law, Janice (William) Vasy of N. Huntingdon, Kathy (the late Michael) Vrabel of Plum Borough; and many nieces and nephews. Ronald was preceded in death by his daughter Kimberly Lucas.

Family and friends will be received at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation and Mortuary Services, Inc., 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, supervisor, 412-678-6177) on Friday, April 19, 2019 from 4 pm until 8 pm, where service will be held Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 9:30 am with Pastor Cindy Lindow officiating.  Burial will follow at Lebanon Church Cemetery.

 


Sarah Lane

April 16, 2019 |

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

Sarah Lane, age 92, of Greensburg, died April 15, 2019.  She was born in Carfin, Scotland on May 14, 1926 and is the daughter of the late Patrick and Catherine Rennie Kelly. She was the wife of the late Frank Drnevich and the late William Lane.  She worked for many years in the cafeteria for McKeesport School District and prior to that, during WWII, she worked at the Christy Park Works in McKeesport.  She was a very dedicated mother who loved vacationing and spending time with her family. She also enjoyed listening to music and attending concerts.

She is survived by her children, Frank (Angela) Drnevich of McKeesport; Rebecca (Joseph) Larson of White Oak; Sheila Piechowicz of Irwin; Thomas (Melissa) Drnevich of North Huntingdon; Timothy (Diane) Drnevich of North Huntingdon; James (Nadine) Lane of Greensburg; Shawn (the late Donald) Lane of Oakdale; 9 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her 4 sisters.

The family would like to thank the clergy, sisters, and staff at St. Anne’s Home in Greensburg for their compassionate care.

Family and friends will be received at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation and Mortuary Services, Inc., 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, supervisor, 412-678-6177) on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 from 2 pm until 8 pm. A blessing service will be held at St. Angela Merici Church, 1640 Fawcett Ave, White Oak, PA 15131, on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 10:00 am. Burial will follow.

To share a memory or condolence, visit strifflerfuneralhomes.com.

 


Thomas R. Medved

April 13, 2019 |

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

Thomas R. Medved, age 77, of McKeesport, died on Friday, April 12, 2019. He was born in Braddock on January 3, 1942 and is the son of the late Thomas and Ann Misko Medved. He was retired from the USS Edgar Thomson Steel Works and served in the United States Marine Corps.

 
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Lynn Kardos

April 12, 2019 |

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

Lynn Kardos, age 77 of White Oak, died on Thursday, April 11, 2019.  She was born in McKeesport on March 8, 1942, the daughter of the late John and Beatrice Barco Tkac.  She is survived by her brothers, Paul (Susan) Tkac of White Oak, John (Laura) Tkac of McKeesport and Joe Tkac of White Oak; also nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

 
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Mark Peebly

April 08, 2019 |

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

Mark “Peebs” Peebly, age 61, of McKeesport, died April 6, 2019.  He was born in McKeesport on March 16, 1958 and is the son of the late William and Thelma Markland Peebly.

Peebs began his career as an auto body technician in the 70’s with his father at the family business, Right Cross Auto, in Christy Park. He continued his career in the same field at various car dealerships in the area. He loved his family and friends, especially his children and granddaughter. Mark was the life of the party and if you met him once you had a friend for life.

 
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Deborah Ann Snyder

April 08, 2019 |

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

Deborah Ann Snyder, age 67 of Erie, PA, passed away on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at Allegheny General Hospital. She was born in Erie, PA on October 21, 1951, the daughter of the late Fred and LouAnn Schultz Whitesel. Debbie put her heart to provident use by taking care of others and pursued a career in nursing. She was employed by Millcreek Community Hospital for over 20 years. She was an avid fan of the arts and entertainment including music, movies, stage productions, and artistic endeavors.

 
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Stavroula “Stella” Sakellariou Papadakos

April 06, 2019 |

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

Stavroula “Stella” Sakellariou Papadakos, age 92, of McKeesport, died Saturday, April 6, 2019. She was born in Xerokambion, Laconia, Greece on October 26, 1926 and is the daughter of the late Cleomenes and Afrodite Poulakakos Sakellariou. She was preceded in death by her husband, retired Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Nicholas P. Papadakos.

 
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