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Stephen Hugh Darrah

April 01, 2021 |

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

Stephen Hugh Darrah, age 72, of North Versailles died on Tuesday, March 30, 2021. He was born in Pittsburgh on June 27, 1948 and is the son of the late Robert and Mary Alice Martin Darrah. He served in the United States Army. Stephen graduated from the University of Georgia in Communications and was employed as an electronic technician. He was a fireman/paramedic for Sunset Volunteer Firehall in North Versailles and loved animals.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia Bostard Darrah of Homestead; daughters, Trisha Darrah of Homestead and Amy Good of McKeesport; brother, Paul Darrah of McKeesport; grandsons, Noah Coppola and Sebastian Darrah both of Homestead. He is preceded in death by his brother, Robert Darrah.

 
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Robert Bruce Marcus

March 30, 2021 |

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

 

Robert Bruce Marcus, age 73, of Squirrel Hill, died on Monday, March 29, 2021. He was born in Pittsburgh on May 3, 1947 and is the son of the late Morris Bernard and Janet Landay Marcus. He was a well know attorney in Pittsburgh and surrounding areas for many years.

 
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Hector Pena Murrieta

March 29, 2021 |

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

Hector Pena Murrieta, age 42, of Pittsburgh, died on Saturday, March 27, 2021. He was born in Tlapacoyan, Veracruz on January 5, 1979 and is the son of Angela Murrieta Henandez of Tlapacoyan, Veracruz and the late Francisco Pena Ramos. Hector was a construction worker for many years in the Pittsburgh area.

 
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Ezra James Tyree Thomas

March 25, 2021 |

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

Ezra James Tyree Thomas, born March 19, 2021 left this precious world on March 19, 2021.

 
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Patricia Diaz-Pasqualle

March 22, 2021 |

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

Patricia Diaz-Pasqualle, age 74, of Clairton died on March 20, 2021. She was born in Pittsburgh on November 19, 1946 and is the daughter of the late Dorothy Trainer Diaz. She retired as a home health aide and a member of the Bible Baptist Church in Clairton.

 
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Vincent J. McKeeta, Jr.

March 19, 2021 |

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

Vincent J. McKeeta, Jr., age 76, of White Oak, died on Saturday, March 13, 2021.  He was born in McKeesport on June 20, 1944 and is the son of the late Vincent J. Sr. and Jane Deloris Florchak McKeeta and is also preceded in death by his brother, James McKeeta. He was a very dedicated member of St. Angela Merci Church, Mary, Mother of God Parish, and a loving and devoted son.

 
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Minyone Savilla Makar

March 17, 2021 |

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

Minyone Savilla Makar, age 77, of White Oak died on March 16, 2021. She was born in McKeesport on September 25, 1943 and is the daughter of the late Savilla Blank Osborne and the wife of Joseph Makar. Minyone graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with her master’s degree in secondary education.

 
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James Stephen Leib

March 16, 2021 |

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

James Stephen Leib, age 79, of Longwood at Oakmont, formerly of White Oak and Seabrook Island, South Carolina, died on Tuesday, March 16, 2021. He was born in McKeesport on August 6, 1941 and is the son of the late Max H. and Rose Freedel Leib.

 
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Joseph Franklin Jordan

March 15, 2021 |

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Joseph Franklin Jordan, age 51, of West Mifflin died on March 13, 2021. He was born in McKeesport on October 25, 1969 and is the son of Joseph C. Jordan of White Oak and Wilma Lee Emerick Hatridge of West Mifflin.

 
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Norma Jean Rasp

March 11, 2021 |

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Norma Jean Rasp, age 91, of Duquesne, died on Monday, March 8, 2021.  She was born in Duquesne on June 30, 1929 and is the daughter of the late Charles and Edna Brown.

She retired as an administrative assistant for CFA Architects and Planners in Pittsburgh.  Norma was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Duquesne.  She was extremely interested in genealogy and was an avid pet lover.

 
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Margaret Kimble May

March 09, 2021 |

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

Margaret Pearell Kimble May, age 99, of White Oak, died on Monday, March 8, 2021. She was born in Martinsburg, West Virginia on October 30, 1921 and is the daughter of the late Charles D. and Margaret Kennel Rudy and the wife of the late Brooke Kimble, Sr. and the late Charles A. May. She was retired from Port Authority of NY/NJ & Food Service at the Lincoln Tunnels in New Jersey. She was a member of the McKeesport Alliance Church, enjoyed reading and cooking.

She is survived by daughters, Gail (James) Kelly of White Oak, Gerry Reese of Beaver; many many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; also nieces and nephews.

 
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Marilyn Ruth Mular

February 25, 2021 |

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

Marilyn Ruth Mular, age 89, of White Oak, died on Tuesday, February 23, 2021. She was born in McKeesport, PA on August 17, 1931 and is the daughter of the late John and Mary Hayduk Rice and the wife of the late Joseph Mular. Marilyn was a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and was a retired elementary education teacher from the McKeesport Area School District. She was a substitute teacher for the McKeesport schools after her retirement as well as a volunteer at St. Angela Merici School. Marilyn was a part time math teacher for the Allegheny Intermediate Unit and a former volunteer cub scout leader. She was a current member of St. Angela Merici Church where she was active through the years and a volunteer for the McKeesport Regional History & Heritage Center. In her earlier years she was very much interested in the stock market and enjoyed watching it daily.

 
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Doris Jean Bailey

February 23, 2021 |

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

Doris Jean Bailey, age 91, of McKeesport, died on Monday, February 22, 2021. She was born in McKeesport on March 4, 1929 and is the daughter of the late Lester and Gertrude Taylor Maurer and the wife of the late Chauncey A. Bailey. She was employed at the McKeesport Housing Authority until her retirement. She always enjoyed helping others and she and her husband loved traveling in their motorhome.

 
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Thomas William Macko

February 23, 2021 |

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

Thomas William Macko, age 91, died on Sunday, February 21, 2021 at Landis Homes in Lititz, PA. Born on March 7, 1929 in Homestead, PA he is the son of the late Andrew and Anna Copan Macko who both emigrated from Slovakia at a young age, and the husband of the late Rosemarie Klemens Macko. 

Tom and Rosemarie married three days after Christmas in 1954 so they could move together to Anchorage, Alaska for two years as he had been deployed by the US Army following the Korean War. While he was stationed in Alaska, he conducted infantry radio reconnaissance along the coast of the Bering Sea with Russia.  Upon returning in 1956, Tom and Rosemarie moved to White Oak, PA and began to raise their family of five children, living on McKee Road for their entire lives. After nearly 30 years he retired as a manager of structural steel drafting from Bethlehem Steel and joined the firm Lake of Chicago to establish and manage their Pittsburgh branch, retiring for good when he turned 70.

 
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Matthew G. Wargo

February 22, 2021 |

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

Matthew “Ducky” Wargo, 47, passed away on Thursday, February 18, 2021. He is the son of Thomas and Mary Jo (Logan) Wargo of Pittsburgh. 

 
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