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Linda Gerstner Sendek

February 01, 2020 |

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

Linda Gerstner Sendek of White Oak, Pennsylvania passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at the age of 69. She was born on March 31, 1950 and is the daughter of the late Herbert and Mary Polly Gerstner.

 
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Ronald Paul Leech

January 31, 2020 |

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

Ronald Paul Leech, age 68 of McKeesport, died suddenly, Thursday, January 30, 2020 at his home.  He was born in McKeesport on July 20, 1951 and is the son of Roseltha Sullivan Leech of McKeesport and the late Clyde Leech, Jr.  He is a very proud graduate of Penn State University which he loved greatly. He previously resided in New Milford, Connecticut, and spent much time with his grandson picking him up from school and just having fun. He moved back to McKeesport to be with his mother. He retired from Allegheny County as a Certified Public Accountant. 

 
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Sharon A. Davin

January 30, 2020 |

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

 

Sharon A. Davin, age 75 of Irwin, died at Forbes Hospital on Wednesday January 29, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on August 4, 1944 in Wilkinsburg, the daughter of the late John J. and Catherine Longanecker Benedetti. Sharon is survived by her devoted husband Michael J. Davin, loving children; Joseph M. Davin, Valerie (fiancé Timothy Hostert) Davin, grandchildren; Heather and Nichole Marsico, and her 9 beloved golden retrievers. She is the dear sister of Tona Panza.

 
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Lois Y. Deaton

January 25, 2020 |

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

Lois Y. Deaton, age 91, of White Oak died Monday, January 20, 2020.  She was born on December 10, 1928 in McKeesport.  She is the daughter of the late William and Ethel Kimling Yotter and the wife of the late Daniel Harry Deaton.  She is a member of Calvin Presbyterian Church, a fantastic seamstress and loved vacationing and sailing with her husband, Daniel, in Hilton Head, South Carolina.

 
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Mary Jane "Janie" Kratzenberg-Senn

January 20, 2020 |

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

Mary Jane "Janie" Kratzenberg-Senn, 72 of West Mifflin, PA died January 18, 2020.  She was born August 16, 1947 to the late Jacob and Genevieve Ann Weber Kratzenberg.  Ms. Senn was preceded in death by her brothers Junior, Jack, Chuck and Don Bowers, Bud and Jimmy Kratzenberg and sisters Elsie, Toots, Lucille and Mary Victoria Kratzenberg.  She enjoyed researching and tracking family history.  She especially loved to visit the cemetery where her family is buried and tending to the upkeep of the graves.

 
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Jeffrey Alan Darragh

January 20, 2020 |

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

Jeffery Alan Darragh, age 67, of White Oak, formally of Penn Boro, died January 13, 2020.  He was born in Greensburg on June 24, 1952 and is the son of the late Donald and Dorothy Linsenbigler Darragh. He was retired from USS Clairton Works, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and golfing and was a member of the Penn Rod Gun Club, a lifetime member of the Penn Boro Fire Department., and a former Mayor of Penn Boro.

 
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Shirley C. Turocy

January 06, 2020 |

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

Shirley C. Turocy, age 85, of Altamonte Springs, Florida, formerly of White Oak, died Saturday, January 4, 2020. She was born in Indiana County, PA and is the daughter of the late Dale and Alice O’Harrah McQuiston. She is the wife of the late Albert R. Turocy, the mother of the late Richard Turocy and sister of the late Marion Brozosky, Harold McQuiston and Mildred Burgado.

She was a former member of Sampson’s Mills Presbyterian Church, employed at Westinghouse Air Brake, worked in retail at Gimbels, Sears and Rite Aid and was a lunch aid at Francis McClure Junior High School. She is survived by her son David A. Turocy of Longwood, Florida and daughter Maryalice (Daniel) Bendick of White Oak, and grandchildren Shelby and Timothy Bendick and many nieces and nephews.

 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 Wed., January 8, 2020 from 4:00 until 8:00 pm. Services will be held in the funeral home chapel on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow.

 


Patsy Jane Harbert

January 05, 2020 |

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

Patsy Jane Harbert, of E. McKeesport, died Saturday, January 4, 2020. She was born in McKeesport on Oct. 12, 1947 and is the daughter of the late Walter J. and Elizabeth Beeler Sherman. She was employed in the Deli department at Kroger’s in N. Versailles, Giant Eagle at Eastland, Foodland in N. Versailles and then Giant Eagle in N. Versailles.

 
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Dolores LaVonne Corron

January 02, 2020 |

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

Dolores LaVonne Corron, age 90 of Dennison, Ohio, formerly of Elizabeth Township, died on Wednesday, January 1, 2020.  She was born in Buena Vista on January 15, 1929 and is the daughter of the late Austin L. and Frances A. Buser Brown and the wife of the late Albert H. Corron.  She was employed as a bank teller then later retired from Allegheny County Election Department.

 
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Timothy D. Mitchell

December 31, 2019 |

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

Timothy D. Mitchell, age 77, of Glassport, died Monday, December 23, 2019.  He was born in McKeesport on August 15, 1942 and is the son of the late Aziz and Margaret Miklos Mitchell. 

He served in the US Marine Corp during the Vietnam Era then worked at the former Bucyrus Erie Plant in Glassport for many years. 

He is survived by his brothers, David (Linda) Mitchell of Lawrenceville, Georgia and Jonathan Mitchell of Glassport.

Services were held at the Hunter-Edmundson-Striffler Funeral Home of McKeesport, 600 Market St., McKeesport, PA 15132 (412-678-6191).

To share a memory or condolence visit strifflerfuneralhomes.com.

 


Aiden Mason Rugh

December 27, 2019 |

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

You will forever be in our hearts and in our lives.  Aiden Mason Rugh came into our lives on August 18, 2019 with little blue lines.  He lived for 23 weeks and 6 days.  On December 20, 2019 we were given the news that he was no longer with us.  Aiden graced this world on December 21, 2019 at 9:47 pm.  He weighed in at exactly 10 oz. and was 9.5 in. tall.

He will be forever loved and remembered by his family: his mother, Lisa; his father, William; his 2 big brothers, Kaleb and Sebastian as well as his loving grandparents, William and Patty, Rebecca and Douglas, and Aiden’s Aunt Heather and Uncle Greg, and his Uncle Patrick.

Family services were held at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation and Mortuary Services, Inc, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, supervisor, 412-678-6177).

 
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Sandra Jeanne Grivna

December 27, 2019 |

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

Sandra Jeanne Grivna, age 79, of Henderson, Nevada (since 2012), formerly of Monroeville, PA, died Dec. 15, 2019. She was born in McKeesport, PA on February 18, 1940 and is the daughter of the late Eugene and Annette B. Skoczylas Molnar. She is the wife of the late Lawrence F. Grivna who died in 2000.

 
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Dawn Ann Brown

December 24, 2019 |

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

Dawn Ann Brown, age 76, of McKeesport died Monday, December 23, 2019.  She was born in Elizabeth Twp. on August 10, 1943 and is the daughter of the late John E. and Garnet Gash Brown.  She retired from the Country Club Tavern in Greenock after many years and was a huge Pittsburgh Pirates fan.

 
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Michael Kerwin

December 24, 2019 |

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

Michael Kerwin, age 71, of McKeesport died Sunday, December 22, 2019.  He was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey on December 4, 1948 and is the son of the late Robert Kerwin and the late Mary Ford Killfoile.   He was an Army veteran serving during the Vietnam Era.  He later worked as a taxicab driver.  He was a member of the Millvale VFW, enjoyed reading the bible and loved flowers and nature.

 
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Virginia C. Cingle

December 21, 2019 |

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

Virginia C. Cingle, age 90, of Charleroi, formerly from McKeesport, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 18, 2019.  She was born in Blairsville on August 9, 1929 and is the daughter of the late Donato and Jennie Larusso Cresanta and the wife of the late John J. Cingle.  Virginia was employed for 35 years at the former Royal Cleaners on West Fifth Avenue in McKeesport.

 
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