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Arthur Lawrence Hartos

January 09, 2018 |

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

Arthur Lawrence Hartos, age 95 of West Mifflin, rejoined his beloved wife, Blanche Barbara Melcarsky Hartos, in Heaven on Monday, January 8, 2018. He was born September 11, 1922 in Duquesne, the son of the late George and Anna Zombek Hartos and resided at the home that he built with his father in West Mifflin. 

 
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Amelia L. Stalczynski

January 09, 2018 |

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

Amelia “Amy” Stalczynski, age 71 of Duquesne, died Saturday, December 23, 2017. She was born in Duquesne on July 21, 1946 and is the daughter of the late Leon and Amelia Petrosky Stalczynski. She is also preceded in death by her brothers, Jody and Eugene Stalczynski. 

 
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Theresa "Tessy" Waligura

January 05, 2018 |

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

Theresa “Tessy” Waligura, age 65, of Monroeville, died January 3rd, 2018. She was born in Pittsburgh, PA on September 16th, 1952, the daughter of the late George R. and Ann Frederick Schlicht. She is survived by her husband, Dr. R. Curtis Waligura of Monroeville; daughters, Megan (Christopher) Brengel of Morristown, NJ, Emily (Scott) Deke of Dallas, TX, Melanie (Timothy Collins) Waligura of Dallas, TX, Kathryn (Arianne Smith) Waligura of Cincinnati, OH; sisters, Georgeanne Schlicht of White Oak, Margaret Schlicht Creehan of McKeesport, Patricia (Joseph Quinn) Schlicht of Squirrel Hill; brothers, George R. Schlicht, Jr. of McKeesport, John (Jill) Schlicht of Atlanta, GA; and grandchildren, Patrick, Parker, and Cameron. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother Michael, and her sister-in-law, Lillian Martinez.

Tessy received her nursing degree from the McKeesport Hospital School of Nursing and then her Bachelor of Science in nursing from Penn State University.  Her relationship with her husband, Curt, began while she was working on the IV team at McKeesport Hospital.  She worked alongside him for over 15 years as the office manager and patient care advocate.  Tessy loved to play golf and enjoyed late nights at the casino.  She was fond of traveling with Curt and their close friends, as well as fine dining and red wine.  Her greatest passion was spending time with her daughters and grandchildren.

 
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Larry Hindman

January 04, 2018 |

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

Larry Hindman, age 66, of Port Vue, passed away on January 4, 2018. He was born in McKeesport, PA, the son of the late Oliver and Alice Edinboro Trumpe Hindman.

 
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Betty Ruth Burstin

January 03, 2018 |

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

Betty Ruth Burstin, age 89 of New York, NY, formerly of Duquesne, died Sunday, December 31, 2017.  She was born in McKeesport on July 29, 1928 and is the daughter of the late Louis and Ida Schermer Burstin.  She was an English Teacher for over 40 years and enjoyed water color painting.  She is survived by her brother, Dr. Charles Joel Burstin and his wife, Judith Ann Burstin of Beverly Hills, California; as well as 2 nieces Michaelle and Stacy Burstin and a nephew, Brad Burstin. 

 
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Matilda L. Morgan

December 31, 2017 |

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

Matilda L. “Tillie” Morgan, age 95 of White Oak, died Friday, December 29, 2017. She was born November 2, 1922 in Bridgeport, Ohio, the daughter of the late Michael and Frances Skorjane Brescel. She was preceded in death by her husband Earle A. Morgan Jr. and her son Richard. Matilda is survived by her son, Michael Earle (Susan) Morgan of Heathsville, VA, daughter in law, Lea Morgan of N. Versailles, grandchildren; Amber (James) Billy, Rick (Michelle) Morgan, Marc (Kristen) Morgan, and Douglas (Lauren) Morgan, also 10 great grandchildren. She was one of 12 siblings and was the last survivor.

 
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Mary Kay Ashton

December 30, 2017 |

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

Mary Kay Ashton, age 87, of McKeesport, passed away on December 30, 2017. She was born in Warren, PA on April 13, 1930, the daughter of John and Mary Buda Strefeler and the wife of the late Edward J. Ashton. She is survived by her daughter, Jane (John) Aiken of Monroeville: granchildren, Edward Aiken of Durham, NC, Dr. Allison (Mang Chen) Aiken of Berkley, CA, and Janelle (Ian) Eberhardt of Brighton Heights; great grandchild Rohan Aiken Chen; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. She was especially close with her niece, Trish. She is preceded in death by brothers, Edmund & Jim Strefeler. 

 
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Andrea Bartko, Esq.

December 29, 2017 |

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

Andrea Bartko, Esq., age 55, of White Oak passed away peacefully on December 28, 2017 after a long battle with cancer. Married 35 years to her soul mate and loving husband, Kevin, she cherished every moment with him. Survived by her parents, Leonard and Andrea Fulem Mack of Hudson, FL, brother Daniel Mack of Tampa, FL, and many cousins, nieces and a nephew.

 
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Steve C. Kertis

December 28, 2017 |

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

Steve C. Kertis, age 89 of West Mifflin, died Thursday, December 28, 2017. He was born January 22, 1928 in McKeesport, the son of the late Stephen and Anna Kertis and husband of the late Sarah Rose Bowers Kertis.  He served in the US Army during WWII in the Philippines and Pearl Harbor.  He was employed at US Steel Christy Park Works until he retired then became an optician. He was also a member of the White Oak American Legion Post #701.

 
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Andrew M. Ryan

December 28, 2017 |

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

Andrew M. Ryan, age 74 of Wall, died Thursday, December 28, 2017. He was born September 28, 1943 in Wilkinsburg, the son of the late Leo Michael and Mary Witouski Ryan. Andrew worked for Keystone Auto Parts from 1976 until his retirement in 2007. He loved woodworking and was so proud of all the projects he made for so many friends and family. 

 
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Lisa A. Abrams

December 28, 2017 |

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

Lisa A. Abrams, age 74 of Pittsburgh, formally of Fall River, MA, died Wednesday, December 27, 2017. She was born November 29, 1943 in Tucson, Arizona, the daughter of the late Ruth Wolpoff. 

 
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Ruth Whiteman

December 27, 2017 |

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

Ruth Whiteman, age 70, of White Oak, died on December 24, 2017. She was born October 27, 1947 in McKeesport, the daughter of the late Andrew and Mary (Stanwiki) Balawajder. Ruth was employed as a secretary for the U.S. government at the Pentagon for over 30 years. 

 
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Betty Jane Dinning

December 27, 2017 |

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

Betty Jane Dinning, age 91 of Wilkinsburg, formerly of Braddock, died Friday, December 22, 2017.  She was born in Somerset on August 26, 1926 and is the daughter of the late Connell and Mary Elizabeth Love Dinning.  She is also preceded in death by her brother, John Love Dinning.  She worked as an executive secretary at Westinghouse for nearly 50 years when she retired.

 
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James J. Zager, Sr.

December 21, 2017 |

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

James J. Zager, Sr., age 76 of N. Huntingdon, died Wednesday, December 20, 2017. He was born April 29, 1941 in McKeesport, the son of the late Samuel F. and Regina K. Butler Zager. James retired from East Allegheny School District where he was a Physical Education teacher for many years. 

 
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Marek J. Ptak

December 19, 2017 |

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

Marek J. Ptak, age 67 of North Versailles, died Monday, December 18, 2017.  He was born in Dzierzoniov, Poland on June30, 1950, the son of the late Zbigniew Ptak and Anna Debowska. He was preceded in death by his wife Urszula I. Kubera Ptak and his youngest brother from Poland. 

 
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