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Amos L. “Toby” Rager, Sr.

January 20, 2019 |

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

Amos L. “Toby” Rager, Sr., age 80, of Lincoln Borough, died January 19, 2019. He was born in Fairmont, WV on January 26, 1938 and is the son of the late Frank and Mildred Keener Rager. He was the sole proprietor of A and R metal since 1978. He was a member of the Greater Works Church in Monroeville and the Western Pennsylvania Contest Riders. He loved to ride horses and his famous line to say was “Whip and Ride”.

 
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Laura "Sheli" Novosedliak

January 14, 2019 |

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

Laura “Sheli” Novosedliak, age 59 of N. Versailles, died Friday, January 11, 2019. She was born in Butler, PA on March 2, 1959. She was a member of Linway United Presbyterian Church in N.Versailles where she loved crafting and was a member of the quilting group and the Feeding the Homeless program. She was a former member of Eastern Star and a Cub Scout leader for Pack #85. She was dedicated to her sons and was very involved with East Allegheny schools. “Sheli” was “mum” to everybody

 

 

 
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Mark Lee Jordan

January 12, 2019 |

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

Mark Lee Jordan, age 63, of McKeesport died on December 29, 2018. He was born in McKeesport on April 15, 1955. He was the owner of Mark Jordan Auto Sales in McKeesport for many years.

 

 
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Robert Medina

January 10, 2019 |

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

Robert Medina, age 74, of Glassport, died January 7, 2019. He was born in Laredo, TX on July 21, 1944, the son of the late Ramone and Aurora Signs Medina. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during Vietnam and was a member of the Laborer’s Union Local #373. He is survived by his son, Robert “Tony” (Lori) Medina of Pittsburgh; daughter, Alicia (Nate) Peterson of Cincinnati, Ohio and grandchildren, Jacob Medina and Amaya Peterson.

 
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Louise E. Weimer

January 03, 2019 |

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

Louise E. Weimer, age 92, of McKeesport, died December 23, 2018. She was born in McKeesport on August 16, 1926 and is the daughter of the late Michael and Mary Chepuran Brletic, and wife of the late Edward Vincent Patrick Weimer, former McKeesport police officer.

 
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Louise E. Weimer

December 31, 2018 |

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

Louise E. Weimer, age 92, of McKeesport, died December 23, 2018. She was born in McKeesport on August 16, 1926 and is the daughter of the late Michael and Mary Chepuran Brletic, and wife of the late Edward Vincent Patrick Weimer, former McKeesport police officer.

 

 
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Mark Lee Jordan

December 30, 2018 |

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

Mark Lee Jordan, age 63, of McKeesport died on December 29, 2018. He was born in McKeesport on April 15, 1955 and is the son of James Joseph and the late Ardythe June Soult Jordan. He was the owner of Mark Jordan Auto Sales in McKeesport for many years.

 
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Louis Hutsko

December 29, 2018 |

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

Louis Hutsko, age 81 of North Versailles passed on to his heavenly reward, surrounded by his family, on Friday, December 28, 2018. He was born March 13, 1937 in McKeesport, the son of the late Peter and Mary Agnes Tassone Hutsko, and is the husband of the late Lois Jean Duncan Hutsko.

He was an electrician and worked for National Tube and then retired from Motor Coils Manufacturing in Braddock. He was a minister for The Church of Jesus Christ, Glassport, a member of United Steel Workers Local 1408, and the Renzie Seniors. He also enjoyed getting together with his long-time friends in the McKeesport area. His greatest joy was spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Louis is survived by his daughters, Susan (Donald) Romano of White Oak, Donna (the late Joseph) Prizner of North Versailles, son, Timothy Hutsko of Cranberry Twp.; grandchildren, Jason (Kimberly), Ryan (Kristen), Natalie (Anthony), Joseph IV, Kelsie and Shon; great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Piper Leia, Katalina, Aurora “Rory”; brother, Peter (Jolene) Hutsko, Jr. of Ocala, Florida.

 
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Mark Johnston Guffey

December 29, 2018 |

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

Mark Johnston Guffey, Sr., age 59, of Greensburg, formerly of White Oak, died Thursday, December 27, 2018.  He was born in McKeesport on October 6, 1959 and is the son of Ann Johnston of North Huntingdon and Earle (Dee) Guffey of Naples, Florida. He is a 1978 graduate of McKeesport Area School District and a very proud alumni of Penn State University.  He was a season ticket holder of the Pittsburgh Steelers and was a co-owner of Johnston the Florist.  In his spare time, he enjoyed water and snow skiing, riding motorcycles, and keeping acres and acres of grass manicured like a golf course.

 

 
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Dorothy Joanne Hitchens

December 23, 2018 |

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

Dorothy Joanne Hitchens, age 78, of North Huntingdon, died on December 22, 2018.  She was born in McKeesport on March 28, 1940 and is the daughter of the late John B. and Anna C. Peterson Wood.

 

 
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George W. Garner

December 23, 2018 |

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

George W. Garner, age 69, of McKeesport died on Saturday, December 22, 2018. He was born in McKeesport on May 26, 1949 and is the son of the late George and Erma Ruth Anderson Garner. He retired as a Port Authority driver after 19 years. He enjoyed toy trains and attending train shows.

 
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James M. Fawcett

December 20, 2018 |

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

James M. Fawcett, age 68 of McKeesport, died Wednesday, December 19, 2018. He was born in McKeesport September 14, 1950, the son of the late Morrell and Thora A. Roberts Fawcett. James served in the U. S. Marines during the Vietnam War and was the proprietor of James M. Fawcett Trucking and Excavating in White Oak, PA since 1970. He was an avid hunter and traveled the world hunting game of all kinds.

He is survived by his wife Debora Karnbauer Fawcett; sisters, Audrey (Edwin) Wojcik of Robinson Township, Tracey L. Cicci of White Oak; brother, William Fawcett of White Oak; step-children, TJ (Elyse) Werner of Port Vue, Rachael Werner of McKeesport, Kerri (Joe) Dugan of Jefferson Hills; granddaughter, Charli Elizabeth Werner.

Family and friends will be received on Saturday, December 22, 2018 from 4-8 pm and Sunday from 2- 8 pm at Strifflers of White Oak, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, Supervisor 412-678-6177). Service will be held Monday, 9:30 am at the funeral home with Rev. Charles Owston officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in McKeesport and Versailles Cemetery. Condolences may be made at www.strifflerfuneralhomes.com.

 


Patricia Mathews

December 17, 2018 |

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

Patricia Mathews, age 64, of White Oak, died Monday, December 17, 2018.  She was born September 15, 1954 in McKeesport, the daughter of the late Wayne Sr. and Rose Topolnak Paxon, and wife of the late Carl Van Mathews. She enjoyed riding motorcycles, working with ceramics, beading, collecting Indian statues and many other crafts.  She loved spending time with her family and Christmas was known to be her favorite holiday.

 
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John A. Kovac

December 17, 2018 |

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

John A. “Wacky” Kovac, age 78 of McKeesport, died Friday, December 14, 2018. He was born in Port Vue on February 5, 1940 and is the son of the late Andrew R. and Kathryn Krivonak Kovac. John served in the U. S. Army during the Viet Nam War and was a self-employed painting contractor. He was a member of the PNA Lodge 352 in McKeesport and formerly the Port Vue Golf League.

He is survived by his son, Brent E. (Stephanie) Kovac of Port Vue; grandchildren, Carrington and Ryker Kovac; sister, Audrey (Thomas P.) Catanzaro of Glassport; nieces, Kim (Tony) Dunn-Ruccio of McKeesport, Toni (Will Hodnik) Brundage of Port Vue, Sandy (John Sanford) Catanzaro of Glassport; and nephew, Thomas A. Catanzaro of Glassport.

 
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W. Ross Graham, Jr.

December 12, 2018 |

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

W. Ross Graham, Jr., age 70 of Ormond Beach, Florida died Tuesday, December 11, 2018. He was born September 19, 1948 in McKeesport, the son of the late William R. Graham, Sr. and Donna M. Pivido Graham.

He served as a medic in the U. S. Airforce during Vietnam. He enjoyed driving race cars, golfing and was an avid sports fan. He loved his Porche and spending time with his dog, Steve and grand dog, Bentley. He was a past member of Beulah Park United Methodist Church. Ross was retired six years as a physician’s assistant from Allegheny General Hospital. He is survived by his son, Matthew H. (Sarah) Graham of Richmond, Virginia; brothers, Drew (Cindy) Graham of White Oak, and Jay (Debbie) Graham of McKeesport; former wife, Beverly Holt Graham of Versailles; and many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will be received on Thursday, December 13th at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation & Mortuary Services, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, Supervisor 412-678-6177), from 5:00 pm until the time of service at 6:00 pm with Pastor Shawn Caroll officiating. Military honors will follow.

Condolences may be made at www.strifflerfuneralhomes.com.

 

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