Margaret Petruna

Strifflers Family Funeral Homes

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | October 10, 2020

Margaret Petruna, age 91, of White Oak, died on Friday, October 9, 2020. She was born in Braddock on January 28, 1929 and is the daughter of the late George and Irene Bedlovitz Gimera. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Leonard J. Lewand who died on March 27, 1980 as well as her second husband, John Thomas Petruna, Jr. who died on October 16, 2017. She was employed by JC Penney's and Trans Tech. She was a Den Mother for the Cub Scouts, a member of the Christian Mothers Association at the Mary Mother of God Parish, and a member of the St. Agnes Parent Teacher Organization, and St. Mary's Czestochowa Rosary Society.

She is survived by sons, Lee (Stephanie) Lewand of Pittsburgh; Lance (Lisa) Lewand of Boston, MA; grandchildren, Alycia Lewand; Leonard Lewand; Nathanial Lewand; Jacob (Tia) Lewand; Riley Lewand; Taylor Lewand; Julia Lewand; Ramsey Lewand; Christian Lewand; sisters, Mary Irene (Ray) Mrazik of Forest Hills; Madeline (Jack) Keane of North Huntingdon; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her husbands, she was preceded in death by brother, George Gimera; and son, Leonard Lewand.

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 Sunday, October 11, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Per Governor Wolf, social distancing, masks, and a limited number of people in the facility will be followed. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Mary, Mother of God Parish, Corpus Christi Church, 2515 Versailles Avenue, McKeesport, PA 15132, on Monday, October 12, 2020 at 10 a.m. Burial will follow. To share a memory or condolence, please visit

Originally published October 10, 2020.

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