Terrence J. Cleary

April 21, 2016 |

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Terrence John Cleary, 68, of Liberty Borough, died Wednesday, April 20, 2016. He was born Oct. 10, 1947, in Braddock. He is the son of the late John and the late Elizabeth J. (Froelich) Cleary. He is survived by his beloved wife, Deidre (Kirkwood) Cleary. Terrence was a coach for South Allegheny football and basketball for over 30 years. He was a score keeper for Serra Catholic Girls Basketball. He was a graduate and star quarterback at Western State. He was a member of St. Mark's Parish, he loved trains and was his grandkids No. 1 sports fan. He was loved by everyone he met.

 
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Genevieve Margaret Long

April 12, 2016 |

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Genevieve Margaret Long, age 82, of McKeesport died Sunday, April 10, 2016 at Riverside Nursing Center of McKeesport.  Genevieve was born August 23, 1933 in Duquesne, PA. She is the daughter of the late Husain and Anna Rusinko Sheriff and wife of the late John L. Long. She was preceded in death by sisters Marie Magdic, Dorothy Smith, and Alice Stevenson. She is survived by brothers William Sheriff and Ron (Gail) Sheriff of Jefferson Hills and many nieces and nephews.

 
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Susan L. Anderson

April 05, 2016 |

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Susan L. Anderson, 65, of Monroeville, died Monday, April 4, 2016. She was born March 12, 1951, in Clarksburg, W.Va., the daughter of the late Robert L. and Leoma Johnson Anderson. Susan was a department manager for Giant Eagle and loved dog sitting for friends. She is survived by her sister, Jennifer Anderson, of Vienna, W.Va.; and brother, David Anderson, of Greensburg; also aunt of Tiffany (David) Hoelscher, of Maria Stein, Ohio, and their children, Mary Lou, Samantha, Ronnie and Victor. Services were held Tuesday, April 5, 2016, at STRIFFLERS OF WHITE OAK CREMATION & MORTUARY SERVICES INC., 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak (Sue Striffler Galaski, supervisor, 412-678-6177). Interment will be held in Parkersburg, W.Va. Memorial contributions in Susan's name can be made to Western PA Humane Society, 1100 Western Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15233.

 
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Marguerite A. Geruschat

March 31, 2016 |

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Marguerite (Peggy) A. Geruschat, age 74, of White Oak, died March 28, 2016. She is the wife of the late Donald Geruschat.

 
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Paul V. Estok

March 29, 2016 |

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Paul V. Estok, age 80, of McKeesport, died March 26, 2016. He was born in McKeesport on January 11, 1936 and is the son of the late Michael and Elizabeth Komar Estok.
Her served in the U.S. Army and was employed as a Hardware Manager for Sears for 47 years. He loved reading the NY Times and listening to talk radio shows.
Paul is survived by his brothers; Michael J. (Maryann) Estok of White Oak, sister in law Sylvia Estok of McKeesport; nephews; Gregory (Kelly) Estok of Duquesne, Paul (Mary) Estok of Brunswick, GA, Mike (Yvonne) Estok of Mechanicsburg, Matthew Estok of White Oak. Also great-nephews and great-nieces.
He is preceded in death by his siblings; Edward M Estok, Bernard J Estok, Betty Jane Steinkopf, and nephew; David Steinkopf.
A Blessing service will be held Wednesday at 4:00pm at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation and Mortuary Services Inc., 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, Supervisor, 412-678-6177).

 
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Lucille L. Crowther

March 29, 2016 |

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Lucille L. Crowther, age 87, of Daisytown, PA died Monday, March 28, 2016.  She was born in McKeesport on May 27, 1928, and is the daughter of the late John and Agnes Molnar Aranyos.

 
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Andrew J. Bokin, Sr.

March 29, 2016 |

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Andrew J. Bokin Sr., 66, of White Oak, died Monday, March 28, 2016. He was born May 11, 1949, in McKeesport, the son of the late David and Lucille Faircloth Bokin, and the loving husband of his late wife, Mae Bokin. He served in the Army during Vietnam and worked at U.S. Steel in both Braddock and Duquesne. He is survived by sons, Ronald (Cheryl) Faulds, of White Oak, Michael (Agnes) Faulds, of West Mifflin, Paul (Paula) Faulds, of Munhall, and Andrew J. Bokin Jr., of White Oak; daughter, Lynn Bowen, of White Oak; brothers, David (Carol) Bokin, of White Oak, John (the late Julie Bokin), of Duquesne, and Jack (Pat) Bokin, of Liberty Borough; sister, Lucille Bokin, of McKeesport; grandchildren, Ron, Ray, Sharon, Matt, Samantha, Elysia, Sarah and Anthony; great-grandchildren, Devan, Matthew, Noah, Malia and Nichole; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Michele Smith; and sisters, Mary Artledge and Nancy Lynn. Friends will be received from 3 to 9 p.m. Thursday at STRIFFLERS OF WHITE OAK CREMATION AND MORTUARY SERVICES INC., 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, supervisor, 412-678-6177). A service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home chapel with Pastor Gary LaPietra officiating. Burial will follow.

 
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Dorothy M. Sheetz

March 28, 2016 |

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Dorothy M. Scheetz, age 78, of North Huntingdon died on March 26, 2016. She was born in McKeesport on June 19, 1937 and is the daughter of the late Thomas and Dorothy McDonald Raible. She was a cafeteria manager for Norwin Senior High School for approximately 26 years.

She is survived by her loving husband Thomas J. Scheetz, son; Thomas (Ladonna) Scheetz of New Kensington, daughter; Michaelette Coder of Pittsburgh, brother; Alvin (Kim) Raible of Greensburg, sister; Gloria (Luke) Knapp of Dawson, grandchildren Ashley (Scott) Spalding, Sikira Scheetz, and Lloyd Thomas Scheetz, and great-grandchildren; Taylor, Matt, Dilyn, and Jase Spalding. She was preceded in death by siblings; Tom Raible, Dave Raible, and Dolores Howard.

Friends will be received at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation and Mortuary Services, Inc., 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, Supervisor, 412-678-6177), on Wednesday from 4-8 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, North Huntingdon on Thursday at 10:00 am with Father Len Stoviak officiating. Burial will follow.

Remembrances may be made to National Kidney Association, 3109 Forbes Ave. #101, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.

 
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Chester Edward (Spychala) Spiegel

March 26, 2016 |

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Chester Edward (Spychala) Spiegel, age 84, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 25, 2016 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital. He was born February 6, 1932 in McKeesport to the late Julius and Mary Kepka (Spychala) Spiegel. He is the husband of the late Phyllis Abraitis Spiegel. Chester was a lifelong member of St. Mary of Czestochowa Catholic Church (now Corpus Christi Parish) in McKeesport. He served in the US Army during the Korean War in Germany. After graduating from McKeesport High School in 1950 he worked until his retirement in the shipping department at U.S. Steel National Tube Works in McKeesport. He was a member of the American Legion Post 701 in White Oak, the Polish National Alliance Lodge 352 in McKeesport, the Croatian Club Lodge 146 in Versailles, the Mon Yough Church Dartball League for Christy Park UMC, and the Glassport Lanes Duckpin Bowling League. Chester loved all Pittsburgh sports teams and most especially the McKeesport Tigers. He also loved to watch his grandchildren in all their different activities, and to travel and hit the casinos.

Chester is survived by a daughter Melissa Awenowicz of Irma, SC; a son Erik, and his wife Keli, of Penn Township; grandchildren Benjamin and Sarah Awenowicz and Joshua and Jordan Spiegel; a sister, Rose Sedney, of Beaver Falls; brothers, Walter Spiegel, of North Huntingdon, and Joseph (Theresa) Spiegel, of Key Largo, Fla.; He is also survived by many nieces and nephews who loved and adored him. He was preceded in death by sisters, Helen, Sophie and Stella; and brothers, Chuck, Frank and Edward.

Friends will be received at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation and Mortuary Services Inc., 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, Supervisor, 412-678-6177) on Tuesday from 4-9 pm. Mass of Christian burial will be on Wednesday at 1:00 pm at Corpus Christi Church with Father Kevin Dominik officiating.

 

Remembrances may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society at http://www.nationalmssociety.org/Chapters/PAX/Donate.

 
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William F. “Bill” Clay

March 26, 2016 |

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William F. “Bill” Clay, age 97 of McKeesport died Friday, March 25, 2016.  He was born in McKeesport on September 29, 1918 and is the son of the late William R. and Mary Skelly Clay.  He is the husband of Katherine A. Sullivan Clay of McKeesport.  He was a retired certified public accountant.  He served in the US Army Air Corp during WWII and was a member of the American Legion in White Oak.

In addition to his wife, Katherine he is survived by his sons, W. Matthew “Matt” (Donna) Clay of Greensburg, Michael J. (Lori) Clay of White Oak, Robert (Margaret) Clay of West Mifflin; grandchildren, Jacy Keenan, W. Russin Clay, Rick Blose, Lindsay Robertson, Katherine Horrell, Tara Casta Qeda, Natalie Clay; 3 great-grandchildren; also nieces and nephews.  He is preceded in death by his daughter, Margaret Clay; brother, Thomas Clay; and sister, Mary Jane Clark

Friends will be received Tuesday, March 29th from 2:00 to 4:00 & 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation & Mortuary Services Inc., 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131, (Sue Striffler Galaski, Supervisor, 412-678-6177).  A Mass of Christian burial will be held Wednesday at 10:00 AM in Corpus Christi Church with Father Kevin Dominik officiating.   Burial will follow.

 
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Leo "Jerry" Guiser

March 25, 2016 |

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Leo "Jerry" Guiser, age 86, died on March 25, 2016 at UPMC Hospital in McKeesport.   Born in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Paul and Anna Graf Guiser.  He was preceded in death by his wife Elsie, in May 2006 and his brothers Regis, Vincent and Frank; sisters Catherine, Rose and Paula.

 
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Beatrice Ruszkoski

March 23, 2016 |

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Beatrice Ruszkoski, age 95 of Glassport, died Tuesday, March 22, 2016. She was born on November 4, 1920, the daughter of the late Jon and Barbara Sosa Sabol, and wife of the late Frank J. Ruszkoski. Beatrice is a member of the Queen of the Rosary Church and the PNA of Glassport. She spent over 50 years dancing with her husband at the Palisades in McKeesport. She enjoyed planting flowers, working in her garden and loved taking care of her family. Beatrice is survived by daughter; Jennifer Ruszkoski-Caldwell (James Caldwell) of South Park and son; Raymond (the late Laura) Ruszkoski of Glassport; grandchildren; Christopher (Terra Ferderber) Caldwell of Pittsburgh, Allison Caldwell of South Park, Benjamin Ruszkoski of Johnstown, Carrie Ruszkoski of Johnstown and Jacob (Karen) Ruszkoski of Shrewsbury, MA; great-grandchildren, Cameron, Liz, Benji, Curt, Lauren, and Matthew; She is preceded in death by her 9 siblings. 

Friends will be received at Hunter-Edmundson-Striffler Funeral Home, 600 Market St., McKeesport, PA 15132 on Saturday 10:00 AM until Noon when service will be held in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow.

Remembrances and donations in Beatrice’s name may be made to Striffler Family Funeral Homes., 600 Market Street, McKeesport, PA 15132.

 
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Charles Kevin "Sonny" Cohen

March 19, 2016 |

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Charles Kevin “Sonny” Cohen, 58, of White Oak, died Friday, March 18, 2016. He was born in McKeesport on March 21, 1957. He was a man with many names; known to family as Kevin, and known to friends as Sonny. He was the devoted husband of Susan Tanney Cohen for 24 years; cherished father of Joseph T. and Mary F. Cohen, of White Oak; beloved brother of Loretta (John) Fisher, of Whitehall, and JoAnn (Dave) Rhome, of Greensburg; and dear uncle to Leah (Brandon), Hannah (Sam) and Katie (Markus). Sonny was a member of the Sons of the American Legion, General Smedley D. Butler Post 701, for more than 10 years. He very much enjoyed bowling and was the president of the Oddballs Bowling League. For a time, Sonny also coached for the White Oak Juniors at White Oak Bowl. He loved riding his 2008 Vulcan, 2000cc, Classic LT. He and Susan or one of the kids could be seen around town or out in the country on a warm summer day. His greatest passion, though, was his career as a professional truck driver. In his younger years, he was an over-the-road steel hauler, traveling the East Coast. Due to his heart disease, he began to drive locally and then eventually became an instructor. Throughout the years, he has received letters and cards from former students thanking him for changing the course of their lives. Because of Sonny, they now had the ability to adequately support their families with their new career. Sonny was a kind and gentle soul. He truly saw the face of God in everyone and treated them as such. He will be deeply missed by many, especially his family. He was our rock. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at STRIFFLERS OF WHITE OAK CREMATION AND MORTUARY SERVICES INC., 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, supervisor, 412-678-6177). Mass of Christian Burial will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in St. Angela Merici Church with Father Kevin Dominik officiating. Memorial contributions in Sonny’s name may be made to St. Angela Merici Parish, 1640 Fawcett Ave., White Oak, PA 15131.

 
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Audrey J. Hess

March 16, 2016 |

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Audrey J. Hess, age 79 of Scottdale, PA, died Monday, March 14, 2016.  She was born in Verona on March 1, 1937 and is the daughter of the late David and Faye Brown Hester; and the wife of the late Robert R. Hess.

 
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Kenneth E. Scott

March 11, 2016 |

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Kenneth E. Scott, age 57, of Irwin, died Thursday, March 10, 2016.  He was born in McKeesport on November 24, 1958 and is the son of Artha C. Westerberg Scott and the late William E. Scott. Kenneth was predeceased by his daughter, Jeanna Scott; brother Daniel and his wife Donna Scott.

 
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