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Robert Stoney

March 11, 2020 |

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

Robert Stoney, age 91, of White Oak, died March 10, 2020. He was born in McKeesport on Sept. 26, 1928 and is the son of the late Rufus and Louise Roper Stoney. He was a navy veteran of WW ll, retired from GM in security and was a member of St. Paul AME Church in McKeesport, until his health failed. He was a former Mason of Pride of the West #84.

 
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Nancy B. Lombardo

March 10, 2020 |

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

Nancy B. Lombardo, age 81, of North Huntingdon, died March 10, 2020. She was born in McKeesport on September 12, 1938 and is the daughter of the late Michael and Barbara Johovic Bernick.

 
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Annette I. Glaser

March 10, 2020 |

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

Annette I. Glaser, age 99, of Port Vue, passed away peacefully on March 8, 2020 at Woodhaven Care Center in Monroeville, PA. She was born August 17, 1920 in Pittsburgh to the late John Anthony and Margaret Daily Mitchell. She was also preceded in death by her husband the late Arthur E. Glaser and her daughter, Jayne Plescia and sister, Florence McConnell. Annette retired as a medical secretary from Steel Valley Orthopedics and was a member of St. Mark Parish, (the former St. Joseph Church) where she was a former president and former secretary of the parish council  and served on the Ladies of Charity, was a former president of the McKeesport Art Group, former secretary of the Italian Sons and Daughters of America, and former secretary of the Port Vue Seniors.

 
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Charlene A. Steele

February 27, 2020 |

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

Charlene A. Steele, age 70 of McKeesport, died peacefully at home surrounded by family on February 27, 2020. She was born on January 20, 1950 to the late Charles E. and Ann Stinson McLaughlin. An inspiring woman, Charlene enjoyed raising her family and spending as much time with her grandchildren as possible. She was a long-time member of Mary, Mother of God Parish, Corpus Christi Church, White Oak American Legion Post #701, and the McKeesport Amvets Post #8.

 
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Elizabeth Ann Johnston

February 25, 2020 |

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

Elizabeth Ann Johnston, of White Oak, died February 24, 2020. She was born in McKeesport and is the daughter of the late Michael and Anne Popik Hutsko. Elizabeth worked in the payroll department for Kings Family Restaurant with over 25 years of service before retiring at the age of 78.  She was a devoted member of Mary, Mother of God Parish in McKeesport, White Oak American Legion Auxiliary, a faithful supporter of St. Jude’s Childrens Hospital, and White Oak Animal Safe Haven- No Kill Shelter, Best Friends Animal Society since she was an avid pet lover,

 
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Dorothy R. Daw

February 21, 2020 |

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

Dorothy R. Daw, age 99, of Wilkinsburg, died February 20, 2020 at Kane Community Living Center. She was born in Pittsburgh on September 10, 1920 and is the daughter of the late Fred and Barbara Spitzner Campbell and the beloved wife of the late Robert E. Daw.

 
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Catherine Ann Skrtic

February 21, 2020 |

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

Catherine Ann Skrtic, 70, of Lawrence, Kan., formerly of McKeesport, died Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. She was born in McKeesport on Feb. 8, 1950 and is the daughter of the late Paul G. and Caroline D’Annunzio Skrtic. Catherine graduated from Mon Valley High School in West Mifflin in 1969 and was employed for 20 years at the Eldridge Hotel in Lawrence, Kan., until her retirement in 2012. She was a member of the Natural Ties student organization at the University of Kansas, a member of the THRIL Horseback Riding Club and a member of St. Eugene Church of St. Mark Parish in Liberty Borough and the former St. Joseph Church in Port Vue.

 
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Virginia M. Hess

February 19, 2020 |

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

Virginia M. Hess, age 90, of White Oak, died February 19, 2020. She was born in McKeesport on August 14,1929 and is the daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Mima Godek.

Virginia graduated from McKeesport High School in 1947 and the McKeesport Hospital School of Nursing in 1950. She was a retired Registered Nurse for UPMC McKeesport for many years and later a private duty nurse. She was a member of the former St. Mary’s Czestochowa Church and currently a member of Mary, Mother of God Parish.

 
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Philip J. Limina

February 17, 2020 |

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

Philip J. Limina, age 71, of Duquesne, died Friday, February 14, 2020.  He was born in Johnstown, PA on May 25, 1948 and is the son of the late Joseph and Carolyn Fusaro Limina.

 
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James Emmett Englert

February 15, 2020 |

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

James Emmett Englert, age 91, of McKeesport, died Friday, February 14, 2020. He was born in McKeesport on January 7, 1929 and is the son of the late John S. and Mary Cavanagh Englert. He was retired from Westinghouse Electric as a draftsman and was employed in the LRA division of the E. Pittsburgh plant working with Nuclear Generators. He was a member of the McKeesport Regional History and Heritage Center. The Western PA Conservancy, and Mary, Mother of God Parish (formerly St. Pius Church). He was a Sergeant in the Army Occupational Force in Japan.

 
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Sean L. McKown

February 11, 2020 |

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

Sean L.  McKown, age 47 of Kettering, Ohio passed away  Monday, February 10, 2020 at home.    He was born in McKeesport, PA  on April 6, 1972 and is the son of the Susan C. (Halstead) Owens (Michael) and the late Laurence K McKown.  Sean is also survived and by his step-parents Larry and Shirley (Rusinko) Maglicco of Elizabeth Township, Brother Larry Maglicco of Kettering, Ohio, and girlfriend and companion Amber Phillips, also of Kettering, Ohio. Numerous aunts, uncles and cousins and friends who will miss him dearly.

 
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Clifford Wesley Flegal, Sr.

February 11, 2020 |

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

Clifford Wesley Flegal, Sr., age 99, of the Tenth Ward section of McKeesport, died Friday, Feb. 7, 2020 in Pittsburgh, PA. He was born Aug. 2, 1920, in Lincoln Place, one of 10 children. Cliff, the last of his generation in the family tree was preceded in death by his parents, the late Foster E. and Mary Jane (Baxter) Flegal, Sr., brothers, Melvin (Fania) Flegal, Foster E. "Bud" (Virginia) Flegal, Jr., George A. (Mary) Flegal, Paul E. (Florence) Flegal, M. Wallace "Wally" Flegal and John Williard "Jack" Flegal; sisters, Beulah Flegal, Margaret (Thomas) O'Toole and Blanche (Thomas) Allison and his beloved wife, Janet Buti Flegal. 

As a young man, Cliff enlisted in the U.S. Navy in Dec. 1941 after the attack on Pearl Harbor. He served as a Chief Yeoman during World War II traveling to Europe and the Pacific, receiving an honorable discharge in 1945. Throughout his life he showed pride in family, city, flag and country.

Cliff, a lifelong and proud Republican was formerly active in politics as a Candidate for US Congress in 1951. He served as McKeesport City Controller, City Clerk of Council, and Chairman of the McKeesport Republican Committee. When he was in his 60’s, he retired as a Workman’s Compensation Representative for the Department of Labor and Industry where he helped retirees with benefits.

 
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Barbara Volas

February 06, 2020 |

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

Barbara Volas, age 84, of White Oak, passed away on February 3, 2020 surrounded by family and friends after a brief illness.  She was born on March 3, 1935 in Kremasti, Rhodes, Greece and is the daughter of the late Peter J. and Katerina Cantemiry Volas.  

Barbara graduated from McKeesport High School in 1952.  She attended Pratt Institute in New York.  She later earned a Bachelor of Arts in Painting from Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1963 and a Master of Fine Arts in Painting from Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1967.  Barbara lived the artist’s life.  She held adjunct professor appointments at Western College for Women, now Miami University, in Oxford, Ohio and Carnegie Mellon University.  She exhibited her work at individual, group and invitational shows throughout Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania.  Several of her paintings and prints are part of individual and corporate collections.  Barbara earned awards and commissions from the National Endowment for the Arts and Pennsylvania Council for the Arts.  Barbara will be fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews when they would visit her home, garden and studios.  

 
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Jack Harris

February 05, 2020 |

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

Jack Harris, age 78, of Irwin, died Tuesday, February 4, 2020.  He was born in McKeesport on September 13, 1941 and is the son of the late Martha L. Kinling Harris.  He was employed from the former Carbidie which was later purchased by Kennametal, Inc. until he retired. 

 
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Rita Fisher

February 05, 2020 |

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

Rita A. Fisher, age 94, of Swissvale, died Tuesday, February 4, 2020.  She was born on December 16, 1925, in Braddock and was the daughter of the late Davide and Elvira Petrilli Russo.  She was the wife of the late Anthony L. Fisher, Jr. who died on March 5, 2016.

 
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