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Leonard Clayton Krotz

May 22, 2022 |

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

Leonard Clayton Krotz, age 73, of Elizabeth Township, died peacefully on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at his home. He was born in Wilkinsburg on January 30, 1949 and is the son of the late William and Mary Jane Schuster Krotz. He graduated from Trafford High School in 1966 proudly served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and the Berlin Brigade in Germany. After the war, he was employed as an Assistant Annealer at USS Irvin Works and was later employed at GM Fisher Body and McKeesport Candy Company. He was a life member of the White Oak American Legion, General Smedley D. Butler Post 701.

 
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Carol Anne Mesiarik

May 20, 2022 |

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

In loving memory of Carol Anne Mesiarik, age 77, of North Versailles, who died at home on Thursday, May 19, 2022. She was born in Braddock on March 20, 1945 and is the daughter of the late Michael and Helen Trailer Murnek and the wife of the late Michael George Mesiarik, who died on June 9, 2015. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Helen Anne Chabanik. Carol was employed at Bradywine Agency as a property manager for many years. She was affectionately called Nana by most and loved her family. She adored spending time with her daughters, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Nana was an exceptional baker and loved to share her treats. She loved to make flower arrangements and added her special touch to every occasion. Carol was loved by all with her love, kindness, sparkle, and smile. We will all miss this beautiful woman, who was the first to go out of her way for everybody.

 
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Frank Daniel Jordan III

May 19, 2022 |

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

Frank Daniel Jordan III, age 64, of McKeesport, died peacefully after a long battle of cancer surrounded by his family on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. He was born in McKeesport on July 11, 1957 and is the son of the late James and Ardyth June Soult Jordan. He proudly served in the United States Marine Corp, Second Battalion. He was well known throughout the community as the owner of Jordan Auto Sales. He was in the car business for 35 plus years in the McKeesport area and enjoyed sharing his expertise. He loved to sing karaoke, was an avid car lover, an “A+ Mechanic”, and a one-of-a-kind entrepreneur.

 
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Mark Anthony Muic

May 17, 2022 |

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

Mark Anthony Muic, age 80, of Port Vue, died on Saturday, May 14, 2022 surrounded by his loved ones. He was born in McKeesport on October 22, 1941 and is the son of the late Frank and Jean Mazur Muic. He was the co-proprietor of the Spotlight Lounge in Port Vue.

 
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Stanley J. Kielnar

May 15, 2022 |

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

Stanley J. Kielnar, age 96, of McKeesport, died on Sunday, May 15, 2022. He was born in McKeesport on June 28, 1925 and is the son of the late Joseph and Rose Rzetelny Kielnar. He proudly served in the United States Army during World War II. After the war, he was employed as a laborer at US Steel, Duquesne Works. He was a member and former usher at Mary, Mother of God Parish, Corpus Christi Church; White Oak American Legion, General Smedley D. Butler, Post 701, White Oak American Legion; and the McKeesport Polish National Alliance Club, Lodge 352.

 
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John Joseph Elash

May 15, 2022 |

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

John Joseph Elash, age 74, of McKeesport, died on Saturday, May 14, 2022. He was born in McKeesport on September 28, 1947 and is the son of the late John Andrew and Ann Veronica Jakub Elash. He proudly served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. After the war, he was employed at US Steel in Duquesne, then transferred to Wheeling, WV, then retired at Irvin Works. He was a member of the Jedneto, the First Catholic Slovak Union.

 
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Michelle A. Hitchens

May 12, 2022 |

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

Michelle A. Hitchens, age 67, of Glassport, died on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. She was born in Liberty Borough on February 3, 1955 and is the daughter of the late Michael and Jessica Doucette Sabat. She was a graduate of Duquesne University, where she received her Master’s in Nursing. She retired after 35 years of service as a Registered Nurse in the Psychiatric Ward where she was the Charge Nurse at UPMC McKeesport Hospital and previously at UPMC Mercy Hospital.

 
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Alfred N. Wheeler II

May 11, 2022 |

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

Alfred N. Wheeler, II, age 68, of McKeesport, died on Wednesday, April 20, 2022. He was born in Cumberland, Maryland on March 4, 1954 and is the son of the late Alfred N., I and Bessie Rawl Wheeler. He retired as a mechanic and was the owner of NAS Garage in Clairton, PA.

 
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Faith Always Oden

May 06, 2022 |

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

Faith Always Oden was born and passed away in Pittsburgh on Tuesday, April 26, 2022. She is the daughter of Markus and Katelynn Smith Oden of North Versailles.

 
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James F. Kelly

May 06, 2022 |

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

James F. Kelly, age 75, of White Oak, died on Thursday, May 5, 2022. He was born in Pittsburgh on June 10, 1946 and is the son of the late John and Anna Dix Kelly. He retired as a mixer from J.S. McCormick in Pittsburgh.

 
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Kenneth I. Pitchford

May 04, 2022 |

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

Kenneth I. Pitchford, age 89, of White Oak, died on Tuesday, May 3, 2022. He was born in McKeesport on July 26, 1932 and is the son of the late William C. and Gladys I. Monk Pitchford. He worked at USX National Tube for many years. He was a firefighter and chief for the former Mon-Yough Fire Department as well as a former chief for the White Oak Volunteer Fire Company #1. He was the last surviving Charter Member of Post 701 - White Oak American Legion and was the Mon-Yough Fire Defense Council Coordinator during the Famous Department Store fire in downtown McKeesport in 1976. He was a life member of the White Oak American Legion, General Smedley D. Butler, Post 701 and a life member of the Rainbow Volunteer Fire Company. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War, where he was a certified firefighter.

 
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Donna S. Law

April 29, 2022 |

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

Donna S. Law, age 63, of Lincoln Place, died on Wednesday, April 27, 2022. She was born in Homestead on September 5, 1958 and is the daughter of the late William and Donna Welch McGregor. She was employed as an accountant and loved animals.

 
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Mark David Cochenour, Sr.

April 26, 2022 |

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

Mark David Cochenour, Sr. of Bellevue, died on April 25, 2022. He was born in McKeesprort on October 25, 1953 and is the son of the late **Robert Raymer Cochenour and Patricia Knauss. He is a retired Crane Operator from USX. He loved Oldies music and was a huge Steelers, Penguin, Pirates and Pitt Panthers fan.

 
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D. Lynn Bowen

April 25, 2022 |

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

D. Lynn Bowen, age 65, of White Oak, died on Monday, April 25, 2022. She was born in McKeesport on November 12, 1956 and is the daughter of the late Andrew J., Sr. and Ethel Mae Holawaty Bokin. She was a retired chef from Michael’s restaurant in Homestead and Kane Community Living Center in Glen Hazel. She loved to bake, watch spooky movies, and watch TV.

 
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Alan Darrell Cox

April 21, 2022 |

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

Alan Darrell Cox, age 86, of Penn Township, formerly of North Huntingdon, died on Wednesday, April 20, 2022. He was born in McKeesport on December 2, 1935 and is the son of the late Albert Spear and Hazel Schoeller Cox and the husband of the late Janet Marie Thompson Cox. He was in the drafting program while at McKeesport Vocational High School. During peacetime, he served with the United States Army Reserves for six years during peacetime. He was employed at Westinghouse in Trafford as a draftsman/tool designer, then as a school bus driver for Penn Trafford School District and Greensburg Central Catholic High School, and retired from Tooling Specialists in Latrobe. He was a member of First Christian Church in McKeesport, a former member of the Keystone Church in Export, and Norwin Christian Church, while working as the maintenance director. He was also a member of the Civil Air Patrol, a Boy Scout Leader in North Huntingdon, and an original member of the Rescue 8 Ambulance in North Huntingdon.

 
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  • Archive

    May 2022

    Leonard Clayton Krotz

    Joyce Lynn Peters

    Charles George "Pappy" Fulmer

    Carol Anne Mesiarik

    Bobbi Snyder

    John Andrew (JJ) May, Jr.

    Clarence "Wayne" Gaffron

    Frank Daniel Jordan III

    Christopher Lee Whittington

    Patyn Monroe Wilson

    James A. Duncan Jr

    Harold O. West

    Donald Jay "Donnie" Krimm

    Barbara Anne Jenkins

    Edward J. Lucot

    Florence C. Szpanka

    Mark Anthony Muic

    Lawrence "Larry/Red" Wilson

    Ronald H. Sheriff

    Matilda A. "Tillie" Gricar

    Andrea M. Graziano

    John R. "Bear" Weigand

    James William Gray

    I. Duane Kucera

    Patrick J. McLaughlin

    Francis J. Sita

    Rose "Honey" Judd

    Stanley J. Kielnar

    John Joseph Elash

    Marian Elaine Acrie

    Charlene Nelson

    Linda L. Luketic

    Arnetta F. (Fawcett) Shimko

    James V. Miller

    Harold O. West

    Timothy S. Petrisko

    Joseph D. Rizzo

    David R. Andres

    Michelle A. Hitchens

    Carole (Molcany) Bokin

    Saundra Denise (Fairley) Womack

    Alfred N. Wheeler II

    Jack E. Gereshenski

    Mary Elizabeth DiFransico

    Raymond J. Spirnak

    Kathryn M. Murphy

    Brian Jay Cunning

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