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Thomas A. Piotrowski

September 16, 2018 |

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

Thomas A. Piotrowski, age 90, a World War II veteran, avid gardener and lifelong resident of McKeesport, passed away peacefully on September 16, 2018.

Tom was born November 16, 1927, to the late Louis and Josephine (Pasko) Piotrowski, Polish immigrants who settled in Liberty Borough. He grew up in the Christy Park district of McKeesport with his seven brothers and sisters and graduated from McKeesport Area Vocational Technical High in 1945.

Tom was drafted into active service with the Army of the United States in 1946, serving in the 336th Ordnance Depot Company. He attended cook and mess sergeant school at Fort George G. Meade in Maryland. Tom also served in the Western Pacific Theater of Operations during World War II, as a mess hall cook in Manila, Philippines. He was promoted to Private First Class and awarded the Army of Occupation and World  War II Victory medals for his overseas service.

Tom was honorably discharged in 1947 and returned home to McKeesport. He married Dorothy Frances Kolodziej, a fellow Christy Parker from the next street over, and the devoted couple had three children: Carol, Tom Jr. and Frank. Tom worked for more than 35 years at U.S. Steel National Tube Works in McKeesport, becoming senior physical tester.

Tom enjoyed taking his wife and children on many summer vacations to Ocean City, Maryland and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, where they often camped on the beach. He continued the tradition with his two granddaughters and loved early morning walks in Myrtle Beach. Tom never passed up a good meal and enjoyed spending many hours tending mini roses in his backyard garden.

 
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Norma Prokop Hall Sabol

September 13, 2018 |

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

Norma Prokop Hall Sabol, age 83, of Liberty Borough, died at peace with the Lord on Thursday, September 13, 2018. She was born December 23, 1934 in Port Vue, the daughter of the late Steve and Anna Pavlik Prokop.

Norma worked as an accounts payable clerk for the former R & J Furniture of McKeesport. She enjoyed baking, cooking, reading and watching Pittsburgh sports teams. She loved her family most of all, and family is all she ever really wanted.  

Norma was preceded in death by her husband and father of her children, John L. Hall; and her husband, Lawrence Sabol. She is survived by children, John N. (Pattie) Hall of Beaver, Janice L. (Todd) Jaussen of Greenville, Annamarie (Arthur) Campedel of Glassport, and George L. (Nancy) Hall of Belle Vernon; brother, John (Ann) Prokop of North Huntingdon; 17 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

 
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Rod Brinker

September 12, 2018 |

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

Rod Brinker, age 63 of Rillton, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018.  He was born on Dec. 15, 1954 in Natrona Heights, the son of the late Sheldon and Shirley Neubert Brinker.  He was employed at Bettis Nuclear Power Plant in Dravosburg.  He enjoyed bowling, boating, softball, skiing, and all other sports but especially loved football. 

 
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Leona Evans

September 10, 2018 |

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

Leona Evans, known to family and friends as "Lee Lee”, of McKeesport, passed away on September 10th, 2018, at the age of 69 years. She was born in McKeesport on February 20, 1949 and is the daughter of the late John and Mildred Smith Slater.

She was a faithful member of Temple of Faith Church in North Versailles and a cook for many years. Leona enjoyed her cats, shopping, traveling and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her husband of 18 years, William Evans, son, John (Kathy) George of Braddock Hills, daughter, Melissa Bachman of Duquesne, son, Joseph (Crystal) George of West Mifflin, granddaughter, Britney (Stephen) Bowen of New Cumberland, W.V., numerous other grandchildren and great-grandchildren, two sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and many family and friends.

 
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Thomas James Toner

September 07, 2018 |

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

Thomas James Toner, age 74 of White Oak, formerly of South Side, died Wednesday, September 5, 2018. He was born July 21, 1944 on the South Side, the son of the late William and Dorothy Kirk Toner.

 
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John H. "Jack" Waugaman, Jr.

September 01, 2018 |

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

John H. “Jack” Waugaman, Jr., age 83 of West Mifflin, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 1, 2018. He died peacefully at home surrounded by family. He was born November 14, 1934 in Duquesne, the son of the late John H. and Helen Ringler Waugaman, and husband of the late Kathryn March. Jack worked for Kennywood Park for many years on the pony tracks, and as a ride operator. He was a foreman for US Steel Duquesne Works for 31 ½ years. He loved hunting, fishing, boating, camping, and playing cards.

 
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Brian D. Swietlicki

August 21, 2018 |

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

Brian Dennis Swietlicki, age 55, of West Mifflin, passed away on Sunday, August 19, 2018. He was born in New Homestead, PA on October 9, 1962, the son of Edward and the late Dolores Pastirik Swietlicki. He was employed by Access Service Transportation for many years as a driver. Brian loved to golf and enjoyed keeping up with the yardwork at home.

 
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Bernadette D. Garges

August 21, 2018 |

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

Bernadette D. “Bunny” Garges, age 74 of Dravosburg, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 19, 2018. She was born in McKeesport on January 20, 1944, the daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Hodermarsky Dougherty. She was a life-long member of the former St. Peter’s Church, McKeesport and the St. Peter’s class of 1961.

Bernadette is survived by her daughter Katherine (Christopher) Shingler of Highland Park, grandchildren; Hailey and Luke, and sisters; Carol (the late George) Joseph and Mary (the late Roy) Saxon, both of McKeesport. She was preceded in death by her brother Richard Dougherty.

 
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Louise H. Weimer

August 19, 2018 |

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

Louise H. Weimer, age 87, of North Huntingdon, formerly of Homestead and McKeesport, died Saturday, August 18, 2018. She was born in Pittsburgh on July 7, 1931 and is the daughter of the late Paul and Helen Jacobs Ballog. She was a waitress for many years, a Judge of Elections in McKeesport’s 7th Ward, and a member of Life Span in Olympia Shopping Center.

 
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Elyssa L. D'Antonio

August 15, 2018 |

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

Elyssa L. D’Antonio, age 64 of Port Vue, passed peacefully at home in the presence of family on August 14, 2018. She was born on August 13, 1954 in Braddock, PA, the daughter of the late Louis V. and Nedra L. Sheffel Wahl. She loved cooking, especially on holidays, camping and going to Steeler games.

 
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Ruth Ann Onderko

August 07, 2018 |

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

Ruth Ann Onderko, age 83 of McKeesport, died Monday, August 6, 2018. She was born June 1, 1935 in McKeesport, PA, the daughter of the late William and Helen Faychak Kyne, and was the wife of the late Michael Onderko.

Ruth was a notary for the former Eger Motors and Babe Charapp Ford, both of McKeesport, and a member of St. Mark Parish, Liberty Boro.

 
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Edward Ellis

August 01, 2018 |

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

Edward Ellis, age 91, of West Mifflin, died Wednesday, August 1, 2018.  He was born in McKeesport on March 18, 1927 and is the son of the late John and Susan Mular Ellis and the husband of the late Ann Sprentz Ellis.  He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII.  He retired from USX National Works then worked part time at Giant Eagle by Century III Mall.  He was an avid hunter, a member of Holy Spirit Church in West Mifflin, and a former member of the Steelworkers Local Union #1408.

 
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Martha M. Heatherington

August 01, 2018 |

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

Martha Marie Heatherington, age 94, of Naples, Florida, formerly of Greenock, PA died Sunday, July 29, 2018. She, an Irish blessing, was born March 17, 1924 in McKeesport, the daughter of the late Amil and Freida Ditter Duval and the wife of the late Joseph F. Heatherington.

 
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Bernard A. Gardner

July 30, 2018 |

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

Bernard Anthony Gardner, age 74, of Dravosburg, died Friday, July 27, 2018.  He was born in Pittsburgh on December 28, 1943, the son of the late William and Margaret Baumiller Gardner. Bernard served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and retired from Port Authority as a bus driver after 28 years.

 

 
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Ralph E. Dudley

July 27, 2018 |

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

Ralph E. Dudley, 89, passed away peacefully Tuesday, July 24, 2018, surrounded by family.

Ralph was born and raised in Glassport, PA on February 17, 1929 to Ralph and Alice (Garland) Dudley.  He spent most of his life in Indianapolis where he had a successful business career with several hightech companies. 

 
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